Month: April 2019

This week on Blockleaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week saw the continuation of change on blockleader.io, further introducing new elements into our formula. As well as proudly continuing our engaging CoinChat Wednesday sessions, we are also pursuing the blockchain world through our latest and exciting additions.

W. Scott Stornetta: A life of research, education, and solving the fundamental riddle of data immutability through blockchain

Reading Time: 8 minutes The life of W. Scott Stornetta can broadly be divided into two distinct parts. The first part of his career was spent on research and consulting, when he worked at such prestigious corporations as Bell Labs, for example. The second part is a life dedicated to the education of others. Scott spoke to BlockLeaders about his experiences in both fields, and how he solved the issue of data immutability while trying to prove that it couldn’t be done!

Coinchat Wednesday: Andrew Yang, Blockchain Advocate and Democratic Candidate

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week the Intrepid duo from CoinChat get to talk with a man who is straddling both technology and politics, Andrew Yang,  an American entrepreneur, is the founder of Venture for America, and a U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive from 2000 to 2009.

Anne Boleyn – a Bitcoin Maximalist

Reading Time: < 1 minute Well here I have to declare my hand. I am distantly related to Anne Boleyn. The story goes that the Godsils are related to the Bullens in Cork, of which another branch of the family changed their name and moved to the UK calling themselves Boleyn.  And she, of course, was the second wife of Henry 8th – the Tudor king with his six wives in total. She was beheaded with a sword rather an axe (actually treasonous women were supposed to be burnt to death but Henry commuted that sentence too). It only took a single stroke by a French swordsman and executioner brought in to do the job. Henry still had a sweet spot her Anne (not that I’d like that kind of sweet spot). She had a little neck she said when she heard. Before she died she called on the crowd to support their king and she asked for their prayers. She has been declared guilty of adultery also but she never admitted this charge – right until the end.