This week saw us delve deeper into the blockchain and crypto world. We talked to entrepreneurs and influencers who shared their insights and journeys through decentralized technologies.
Barbara Bickham, or a life spent in blockchain, the ultimate intersection between technology and money
“Well, being an entrepreneur has nothing to do with starting a company, that’s just part of it. What inspires you to create that company is the important part. What drives you to go down that road. I think that entrepreneurs are naturally born leaders, they like to shape and mold things. They are naturally curious people. They ask a lot of questions. And they are very clear on themselves. They clearly know their vision and mission. And they like to have people come along and help them”
These were some of the headlines running in the mainstream media following the resurgence of the cryptocurrency markets. An article by Sebastian Sinclair in Coinbase picked out some choice commentary from the titles above down to ‘it is only an April Fool’s joke.’ How we wish they would start commenting sensibly on this sector. We don’t want mainstream media to shill the projects but we would like some rational commentary please.
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
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!
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.
Listen to Morgan Pierce – CMO of Seba bank – on her amazing journey through digital marketing, VC, and now blockchain.
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.
This week saw the beginning of a change in blockleader.io’s formula. Along with talking to some incredible people and business leaders in the blockchain space, we also introduced some new topics to our weekly publication schedule.