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How Blockchains Could Create Community Consciousness - Toni Lane Casserly, Cultu.re

How Blockchains Could Create Community Consciousness - Toni Lane Casserly, Cultu.re

December 26, 2018

Toni Lane Casserly speaks about her project Cultu.re and her goal to create a new notion of community, how identity could be the foundation for a new form of governance, the role of the media and why much of crypto and blockchain coverage is advertising in disguise, the concept of holocracy and universal basic education, political liberation through cryptography, why she doesn't read the news, anarchy vs. voluntaryism, self-mastery, and much more.

Toni Lane is a core founder at several impactful ventures in the digital currency and blockchain industry, including CoinTelegraph and she is the founder of Cultu.re, a platform and protocol built to create global citizenship through cooperation, and evolve the future of government into communities beyond borders.

Toni Lane Casserly: https://www.tonilane.comhttp://www.twitter.com/tonilanec

Cultu.re: https://www.cultu.re, https://www.twitter.com/cultureisfuture, https://discord.gg/7HTQmVz, https://t.me/cultureisfuture 

Also mentioned in the episode:

IBM Food Trust: https://www.ibm.com/blockchain/solutions/food-trust

Neal Stephenson's book "Snow Crash" (2003): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40651883-snow-crash

Edward Bernays "Propaganda" (1929): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/493212.Propaganda 

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Why Some Blockchain Ideas Can’t Wait - Aparna Krishnan, Mechanism Labs

Why Some Blockchain Ideas Can’t Wait - Aparna Krishnan, Mechanism Labs

December 19, 2018

Aparna Krishnan talks about her research company Mechanism Labs, mentoring women in blockchain at She(256), dealing with the bro culture in the blockchain space, her experience growing up under Internet censorship and how it shaped her interest in cryptography, building up the education department at Blockchain at Berkeley, what she observed teaching introductions to the technology, takeaways from her Thiel Fellowship, and much more.

Aparna is a Thiel Fellow and the co-founder of Mechanism Labs, an open source blockchain research lab. She studied computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, works on cryptography research and was the Head of Education and Executive VP at Blockchain at Berkeley where she founded the Education Department. She has taught the world's largest university accredited blockchain course, and she is a mentor at She(256), a movement to increase diversity and break down barriers to entry in the blockchain space.

Aparna Krishnan: https://github.com/aparnakr, https://twitter.com/aparnalocked, https://medium.com/@aparnalockedhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aparna-krishnan

Mechanism Labs: https://mechanismlabs.io, https://github.com/Mechanism-Labshttps://medium.com/mechanism-labs 

She(256):https://www.she256.iohttps://twitter.com/SHE_256 

Thiel Fellowship: https://thielfellowship.org 

Blockchain at Berkeley: https://blockchain.berkeley.eduhttps://twitter.com/CalBlockchain

Blockchain at Berkeley YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sgoRfoSp3jeX4DEqKLwKg/videos 

Also mentioned in the episode:

Manush Movahedi: www.cs.yale.edu/homes/movahedihttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3iOahLIAAAAJ&hl=en 

Elaine Shi: http://elaineshi.comhttps://twitter.com/ElaineRShi 

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Why Blockchains Empower a New Social Contract for the Digital Age - Don Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute

Why Blockchains Empower a New Social Contract for the Digital Age - Don Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute

December 12, 2018

Don Tapscott speaks about his vision of a new social contract for the digital age, the coming transformation of physical assets into digital, why leaders of old paradigms are cynical about change, why privacy is not dead but the most important foundation of freedom, portable forms of digital identity, downsides of the digital age, universal basic income, why there's nothing wrong with government but with bureaucracy, the crisis of democracy, education and media literacy, why the tech industry is a tough place for women, why blockchain technology will be here to stay for a while, and much more.

Don is one of the leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He is the author if sixteen books, including "Blockchain Revolution", which he wrote together with his son Alex Tapscott. In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, where they have been working on over seventy projects to date that investigate blockchain strategy, use cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations. Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the second most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario. 

Don Tapscott: http://dontapscott.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dontapscotthttps://twitter.com/dtapscott 

Don and Alex Tapscott's book "Blockchain Revolution": http://blockchain-revolution.com

Blockchain Research Institute: https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org

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Blockchain Identity and the Importance of Ethics - Monique Morrow, The Humanized Internet

Blockchain Identity and the Importance of Ethics - Monique Morrow, The Humanized Internet

December 5, 2018

Monique Morrow speaks about The Humanized Internet, self-sovereign electronic identity and credentials on the blockchain, her plans for a personal digital lockbox, ethics in technology, how she avoided the innovator's dilemma as Services CTO of Cisco, why decentralization and trustless consensus might be a myth, where blockchain technology fits in with other deep tech, how small countries like Switzerland can keep up with the global tech arms race, China's plans to become the AI leader in the world, dangers of technology for humanity, why learning about history is important, and much more.

Monique is the President and Co-Founder of The Humanized Internet, a non-profit organization providing digital identity through blockchain technology. She is the former Services CTO of Cisco, where she helped transition the company from hardware to software, and among many other things, she is an Associated Researcher at the Humboldt University's Institute of Internet and Society, the co-chair of the IEEE Ethics in AI and Autonomous Systems Mixed Reality Committee, an Advisor to the Cybersecurity Sparklabs, and to VETRI, a blockchain-enabled personal data management platform.

Monique Morrow: https://www.moniquemorrow.comhttps://twitter.com/moniquejmorrow

The Humanized Internet: https://www.thehumanizedinternet.org

IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems: https://standards.ieee.org/industry-connections/ec/autonomous-systems.htmlhttps://twitter.com/ieeesa

Cybersecurity Sparklabs: http://www.sparklabscyber.comhttps://twitter.com/SparkLabsCyber

VETRI: https://vetri.globalhttps://twitter.com/vetri_global

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