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How Cosmos Enables the Internet of Blockchains - Brian Fabian Crain, Co-Founder & CEO Chorus One, Co-Host at Epicenter

How Cosmos Enables the Internet of Blockchains - Brian Fabian Crain, Co-Founder & CEO Chorus One, Co-Host at Epicenter

March 27, 2019

Brian Fabian Crain speaks about building Chorus One and the podcast Epicenter, one of the first podcasts in the crypto and blockchain space, the hallmarks of a good podcast about technology, his beginnings in the blockchain space at Monax, Tendermint, and Cosmos, how Cosmos enables the Internet of blockchains, the key role of validators on Cosmos, the reality of governance, how blockchains enable new forms of collaboration on a global scale, and much more.

Brian is a Berlin-based economist and entrepreneur, and he is the founder and co-host of the blockchain podcast Epicenter, and the co-founder and CEO of Chorus One, which is a leading validator on Cosmos and Loom. Brian has degrees in economics, philosophy and cognitive science from the University of Chicago, London School of Economics and University College London, and he has been involved in blockchain projects since 2013, including Monax, Tendermint, and Cosmos.

Brian Fabian Crain: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfcrainhttps://twitter.com/crainbf

Chorus One: https://www.chorus.onehttps://twitter.com/ChorusOne

Epicenter Blockchain Podcast: http://www.epicenter.tvhttps://twitter.com/epicenterbtc

Cosmos - The Internet of Blockchains: https://cosmos.networkhttps://twitter.com/cosmos

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“Blockchain is Successful When People Don’t Know They’re Using It” - Johannes Schweifer, Co-Founder & CEO, CoreLedger

“Blockchain is Successful When People Don’t Know They’re Using It” - Johannes Schweifer, Co-Founder & CEO, CoreLedger

March 20, 2019

Johannes Schweifer speaks about his company CoreLedger, the mechanics of tokenizing physical assets and overcoming the gap between physical assets and the digital world, current use cases of tokenized assets, legal and regulatory aspects, why you can't compare the blockchain era to the Internet era, best jurisdictions for running blockchain projects, and much more.

Johannes is the Co-Founder and CEO of CoreLedger, which is building blockchain-based enterprise solutions that allow existing and new businesses to run on blockchains. He is the Co-Founder of Bitcoin Suisse and a Bitcoin and blockchain pioneer with more than 15 years of experience as a project manager and software architect for enterprises in the IT and financial sector. Johannes holds a Master's in Chemistry and a PhD in Distributed Computing and Quantum Chemistry from the University of Vienna. 

Johannes Schweifer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-schweifer-6b7b6812

CoreLedger: https://www.coreledger.com, https://twitter.com/CoreLedger

Also mentioned in the episode:

Ambitorio: https://www.ambitorio.com, https://twitter.com/ambitorio

This is a sponsored interview brought to you by CoreLedger. Many thanks to our sponsor!

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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How a Blockchain Venture Studio Works - Mervyn G. Maistry, CEO & Founder, Konfidio and Kintaro Capital

How a Blockchain Venture Studio Works - Mervyn G. Maistry, CEO & Founder, Konfidio and Kintaro Capital

March 13, 2019

Mervyn Maistry speaks about founding and running Konfidio, a venture studio in Berlin, blockchain uses cases that are ready today, why blockchain technology is a seminal technology, the meaning and merit of decentralization, misconceptions about blockchains, why big corporations can't run blockchain innovation hubs, gender and race bias in VC investing, the philosophy of the future, and much more.

Mervyn is CEO and Founder of Konfidio, a blockchain venture studio in Berlin, and Chairman of Kintaro Capital. He graduated medical school and worked in paediatrics in South Africa, and he also held key positions at prestigious organizations, such as COO at Deutsche Bank, Global Managing Partner at Accenture, and Managing Partner Digital Strategy & Transformation Lead at EY. Mervyn also advises various projects in the blockchain and business world including Slock.it, D33p.org and Cyberian Mine.

Mervyn Maistry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-mervyn-g-maistry-65b435 

Konfidio: https://www.konfidio.com 

Kintaro Capital: https://kintarocapital.com 

Also mentioned in this episode:

Yuval Harari: https://www.ynharari.com 

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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 https://www.coreledger.net.

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Why New Technologies Need Sharper Critical Thinking - Andrea Bauer, Founder & Senior Advisor, BEAM Innovation Studio

Why New Technologies Need Sharper Critical Thinking - Andrea Bauer, Founder & Senior Advisor, BEAM Innovation Studio

March 6, 2019

Andrea Bauer speaks about spotting waves of change as an innovation consultant, research through discussion, applying critical thinking to new technologies, how technologies introduce conflicts, possible side effects of blockchains, the evolution of trust and why "trustless" is BS, why we need a purpose-centered discussion, how reading philosophy helps develop critical thinking, and much more.

Andrea is an innovation consultant, strategic advisor, krypto economist, and author on digital media management. She is the founder of BEAM Innovation Studio and DECRYPT in Berlin and the co-founder of D.DAY Network, a think thank and community of leading thinkers and creators, dedicated to establish a holistic understanding of the effects of our digital era.

Andrea Bauer: https://www.andreabauer.org, https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreabauer, https://twitter.com/Andrea__B

Andrea's book "The Krypto Economy": http://www.thekryptoeconomy.com

BEAM Innovation Studio: http://www.beam-studio.com

Decrypt: https://www.decrypt.world

D.DAY: http://www.ddaynetwork.com

Also mentioned in this episode:

Friedrich Nietsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51893.Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra

Yuval Harari: https://www.ynharari.com

David Graeber: https://www.davidgraeber.industries, https://www.twitter.com/davidgraeber

This episode was recorded at Rent24 in Berlin. https://www.rent24.com/en 

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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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