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Why You Need Digital Identity Before Anything Else - Daniel Gasteiger, Founder & CEO, Procivis

Why You Need Digital Identity Before Anything Else - Daniel Gasteiger, Founder & CEO, Procivis

February 27, 2019

Daniel Gasteiger speaks about his company Procivis, providing government services on blockchains, why it's too early to put personal information on blockchains, his blockchain co-working space Trust Square in the financial center in Zurich, his transition from working at Credit Suisse and UBS to being an entrepreneur in the blockchain space, his ICO with a new approach to full KYC and AML, what every blockchain startup could do to raise their game, and much more.

Daniel the Founder & CEO of Procivis, which provides citizens government-trusted digital identity solutions built around the safeguarding and self-sovereignty of personal data. He is also the Co-Founder of Trust Square, and the Co-Founder of Verum Capital. Before turning blockchain entrepreneur, Daniel has worked in major Swiss banks for more than 20 years, starting as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, and in his last role at UBS, he served as the Managing Director to the office of the Chairman of the Board.

Daniel Gasteiger: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gasteiger 

Procivis: https://procivis.chhttps://twitter.com/ProcivisAG 

Trust Square: https://www.trustsquare.chhttps://twitter.com/Trust_Square

Vetri: https://vetri.global, https://twitter.com/vetri_global

Verum Capital: https://verum.capital

Also mentioned in the episode:

Lucas Betschart @ Bitcoin Association Switzerland: https://www.bitcoinassociation.ch/board-1https://twitter.com/lucas_lclc

Kaspar Korjus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kasparkorjushttps://twitter.com/kasparkorjus

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CoreLedger is a blockchain-based peer-to-peer transaction infrastructure provider. It enables businesses to document, tokenize and trade any type of assets in a reliable and flexible environment. CoreLedger makes anything transactable, literally anything. To learn more about CoreLedger’s technology and how you can transform your business onto blockchain, visit http://www.coreledger.net.

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Why the Blockchain Space Needs Better Access - Alexis Gauba, she(256), Mechanism Labs

Why the Blockchain Space Needs Better Access - Alexis Gauba, she(256), Mechanism Labs

February 20, 2019

Alexis Gauba speaks about co-founding she(256), mentoring and teaching blockchain literacy, starting points for people with an interest in blockchain technology, how students can make the best of the available programs in blockchain education, teaching coding to underrepresented minorities, her current research questions at Mechanism Labs, the importance of usability in blockchains, how to design interdisciplinary research projects, and much more.

Alexis is a Co-Founder of she256, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity and breaking down barriers to entry in the blockchain space. She is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley and has been actively involved in the blockchain space as Co-Founder of Mechanism Labs, conducting research on distributed consensus and usability.

Alexis Gauba: http://www.alexisgauba.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexisgauba, https://github.com/alexisgauba, https://medium.com/@AlexisGauba, https://www.twitter.com/AlexisGauba

she(256): http://www.she256.io, https://www.twitter.com/SHE_256

Mechanism Labs: https://www.mechanismlabs.io, https://www.github.com/Mechanism-Labs, https://www.medium.com/mechanism-labs, https://www.twitter.com/mechanism_labs

Blockchain at Berkeley: https://www.blockchain.berkeley.edu, https://www.twitter.com/CalBlockchain

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

Also mentioned in the episode:

Preethi Kasireddy: https://www.theblockchainandus.com/preethi-kasireddy, https://www.medium.com/@preethikasireddy

Aparna Krishnan: https://www.theblockchainandus.com/aparna-krishnan

Blockchain Fundamentals Berkeley EdX course: https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/uc-berkeleyx-blockchain-fundamentals

Zubin Koticha's Medium channel: https://medium.com/@zubinkoticha

Princeton Textbook "Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies": http://www.bitcoinbook.cs.princeton.edu

Andreas Antonopoulos’ book “Mastering Bitcoin”: www.goodreads.com/book/show/21820378-mastering-bitcoin

Andreas Antonopoulos’ and Gavin Wood’s book “Mastering Ethereum”: www.goodreads.com/book/show/33584554-mastering-ethereum

MIT Bitcoin Expo: https://www.mitbitcoinexpo.org 

Crypto Economics Security Conference: https://www.cesc.io

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CoreLedger is a blockchain-based peer-to-peer transaction infrastructure provider. It enables businesses to document, tokenize and trade any type of assets in a reliable and flexible environment. CoreLedger makes anything transactable, literally anything. To learn more about CoreLedger’s technology and how you can transform your business onto blockchain, visit www.coreledger.net.

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Why Good Content is King in Blockchain PR - David Wachsman, Founder and CEO, Wachsman

Why Good Content is King in Blockchain PR - David Wachsman, Founder and CEO, Wachsman

February 13, 2019

David Wachsman speaks about founding and running Wachsman, the role of public relations and the media in the blockchain space, misconceptions clients have about PR and communications, ways to tell stories about blockchain projects to get attention, the power of good content, why it's so important to hire the right people when growing a company, intersections of blockchains with other disruptive technologies, security tokens, and much more.

David is the founder and CEO of Wachsman, a leading global professional services firm for the blockchain industry. He and his team have represented and acted as strategic consultants to more than 120 organizations in the blockchain space including Dash, Indiegogo, Crypto Valley Association, Bitcoin Suisse, CoinDesk, IOHK, Lisk, Rootstock, Steemit, and many more. Before founding his own company, David held roles in public relations, advertising, political affairs, and biotechnology. And now, to the conversation with David Wachsman.

David Wachsman: https://www.wachsman.comhttps://twitter.com/Wachsman_ 

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CoreLedger is a blockchain-based peer-to-peer transaction infrastructure provider. It enables businesses to document, tokenize and trade any type of assets in a reliable and flexible environment. CoreLedger makes anything transactable, literally anything. To learn more about CoreLedger’s technology and how you can transform your business onto blockchain, visit www.coreledger.net.

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How Skin in the Game Leads to Truth - Preethi Kasireddy, TruStory

How Skin in the Game Leads to Truth - Preethi Kasireddy, TruStory

February 6, 2019

Preethi Kasireddy speaks about the information problem on the Internet and how her company TruStory combats it, how messed up incentives lead to false information that hijacks our minds, why active participation in the information we consume leads to better thinking in life, why changing one's mind is good, the most important skills for entrepreneurs, and much more.

Preethi is the Founder and CEO of TruStory, a platform for users to discover and validate claims that people make online, whether in a blog post, whitepaper, website, or social media post. Before founding TruStory, Preethi was a Software Engineer at Coinbase, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Preethi is a self-taught software engineer who loves educating the world about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Preethi Kasireddy: www.linkedin.com/in/preethi-kasireddy-41383528, www.medium.com/@preethikasireddy, www.twitter.com/iam_preethi, www.github.com/iam-peekay

TruStory: www.trustory.io, www.twitter.com/isTruStory

Also mentioned in the episode:

How the Web Works: www.medium.freecodecamp.org/how-the-web-works-a-primer-for-newcomers-to-web-development-or-anyone-really-b4584e63585c

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