When I asked Rahul, founder of esports gambling blockchain company UNIKRN, what he would tell a major bank executive if they called for advice on what to do about the blockchain, it turns out they already had, well sort of, but it’s a great story giving bold believers in the transformative power of the blockchain some hope.
Jackson Palmer and friends, created Dogecoin in 2013, as satire, and today it’s ranked among the top 40 cryptocurrencies on coin market cap. We got him to tell the whole story and asked if he any regrets.
If you want to learn anything, let alone cryptocurrency, study the outliers. The story of Dogecoin has more to teach us than we may want to know.
Eric Ly, co-founder of Linkedin, and current CEO of Presdo and Hub, 1. tells us how his background in computer science and social networks, helped to shape and color his understanding of how the blockchain works.
A triad of guests on this weeks episode include Michelle Tsng, author of “201 Thought Leaders in Crypto and Blockchain”, Crystal Rose from Sensay, and Daniel Shanken with the CryptoPsychedelic conference, happening in Tulum Feb 2-4.
Crystal Rose is a technologist and successful entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of Sensay, a Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence (A.I.) and communications platform and SENSE, a blockchain protocol. She raised $21M in capital with prominent institutional VCs, most recently completing a successful ICO for the SENSE digital token (makesense.com).
Michelle Tsing worked at PayPal for 6 years and now is into crypto- last week, she posted online a request for the names of 100 women in crypto to pay attention? within days the list blew up to over 200 ? the list, 200+,Thought Leaders in Crypto and Blockchain??is now trading on Medium.
Women in crypto. It’s a worthy paintbrush. Today we feature Rachel Cook of Seeds and talk about the difference in raising money through traditional venture capital channels vs. raising money with a token sale, particularly in the context of gender. Visit www.seedstokens.com and receive 30% off with code COLORINGCRYPTO when you spend 0.1 ETH or more.
The second portion (41:45) of this episode features a paid interview with Martin Wichmann at ETHlend.
ETHlend is a decentralized peer to peer lending market.
Rachel Cook is a Duke University alum and former stock trader who went on to direct and produce The Microlending Film Project, a feature documentary exploring the impact of microloans on women around the world, which was the Feature Presentation at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival in 2012.
From there, Rachel founded a startup called Seeds, which went through Boost VC, the Bitcoin-focused startup accelerator, in 2014, Techstars in NYC in 2015, and was a 2016 Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield competitor.
The Seeds front-end products are the easiest way to build good into apps, and Seeds tokens allow anyone to ask the blockchain for help, and receive it as a gift, with no strings attached.
Rachel spent the night in a Kenyan jail while working on Seeds, and is currently homeless while awaiting the building of her shipping crate home in California.
Visit www.seedstokens.com and receive 30% off with code COLORINGCRYPTO when you spend 0.1 ETH or more.
Terrence Yang is a vocal crypto presence on Facebook, Quora and Twitter. He had to bail out a family member who got over leveraged in the dot com boom and has sober advice to newbies with gold bars twinkling in their eyes. Topics include bubbles, store of value, capital flight conduits, and Venezuelan merchants. As well, potential of a truly decentralized coin that has decentralized subsystems, meaning rig makers, miners, client implementations, devs w/ multiple commits that matter, ownership, exchanges, wallets. Tweets by YangVentures
Emin Gun Sirer https://twitter.com/el33th4xor
Luke Dash https://twitter.com/lukedashjr?lang=en
Peter Todd https://github.com/petertodd
Today’s guest, illuminating the blockchain, is Jackson Palmer, who in 2013, created Dogecoin. Created partly as satire, it’s valued in total at over 1 billion dollars today. We are going to tell the origin story of Dogecoin in a future episode, but today we tap Jackson’s rare insight, starting with his take on the last year in crypto, and how in terms of crypto as an investment, it may have been great but in terms of proving the purpose of crypto as a currency, 2017 was a bad year.
It’s ironic in a way that a coin made as joke may actually prove to have more integrity and more utility than most of the coins created this last year.
Finding a voice of reason amidst the flurry of hype in this space is rare, and I’m grateful for Jackson’s humility, wisdom and effort to bring clarity to the picture we are painting of the blockchain.
Predictions, reflections, and good laughs are all in store as the Coloring Crypto team looks back on their first 16 Episodes with some of the teams favorite moments, and forward to the future, with some interesting predictions for 2018 about the price of Bitcoin, the status of Altcoins, and potential regulations.
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We want to thank all our listeners for continuing to grow their crypto knowledge with us over these first sixteen episodes. We’re taking the week to spend the holidays with our families and loved ones while preparing for next weeks roundtable discussion where you’ll get to meet our entire team. They’ll talk about their favorite moments of the show from 2017, and make their predictions for the upcoming year.
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