Jonathan Symmonds is an accomplished animator. He’s worked with industry heavyweights such as James Cameron for Avatar, Spike Jonze on Where the Wild Things Are, Trollhunter, and many others.So the man knows a thing or two about animation, how the industry works, and what’s needed now. But of course, blockchain is not about the now, it’s about the tomorrow. So I wanted to know how he felt about the future use of blockchain technology in the animation industry.
Jonathan Fennell recently spoke to BlockLeaders about his involvement with the Government Blockchain Association and Genesis Block Africa, how he helps to keep Zimbabwean women fit, and how blockchain technology can help the disadvantaged in his country and elsewhere.
Jeremy Klein is one of those Blockchain enthusiasts who has a clear goal in mind: To drive every project to success. His latest enterprise, HyperionX, is a distributed network for Smart Markets that creates a decentralized ecosystem for the trading of smart products.
Is it possible to be both military and a libertarian? Today’s blockleader certainly thinks so and his weaving of the blockchain narrative into everyday terminology produces some really insightful observations on life, responsibility and grace.
Fernando Sanchez recently spoke with Steve Good, an entrepreneur, strategic advisor, blockchain enthusiast, and YouTube personality about issues such as entrepreneurship, blockchain’s potential to become the technological basis for a better future, and of course, all his ventures on YouTube and literally writing the book on crypto.
Erica Stanford, a very unassuming woman who lives in central London. Her meteoric rise from general obscurity to now being a frontrunner in the competitive blockchain and emerging tech space has been reasonably well charted online but today we wanted to speak to her about what matters to her behind the articles.
Sometimes people can be lighthouses – and shine light onto other topics rather than themselves. This was the case when I interviewed Jonha Richman who explained to me about a famous NPR podcast, or rather two podcasts, recorded five years apart. This is the story of the future of money.
On 15th February 2019 Jillian Godsil previews the following week of Blockleaders
Alex Mashinsky: Internet 3.0 has the potential to reclaim what’s good for the people through blockchain
Fighting the monopolies which dominate our lives is not a new game for Alex Mashinsky, As an immigrant to the US, he decided to take on AT&T which was the most profitable company in the US back then. Almost all of its profit came from international voice call settlements. Mashinsky proposed to replace the decade-old practice of charging users $3 a minute to call relatives abroad with a free internet-based service he called Voice Over Internet Protocol. Few believed such service could even work, as the entire internet was a slow and cumbersome dial-up system that used the phone network as its backbone. Mashinsky persevered though, and today over 3.bn people all over the world freely use the technology he helped pioneer.
Follow your dream – whether it is swimming, coaching or blockchain – but know what you want to do. Read this interview where love overcomes adversity with Mihai Herman and his irrepressible energy.