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Decentralized Entrepreneurship & Marketing

Decentralized Entrepreneurship & Marketing

By Andrew Levine
Put out by the team behind, this podcast is intended to prepare entrepreneurs, engineers, and marketers for a future that is being disrupted by decentralized technology at an exponential rate.
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eSteem: Interview with Founder @good-karma

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TSP Ep. 14: Dan Simerman from IOTA
In this episode of The Steemit Podcast we were super excited to interview the Head of Financial Relations for IOTA, Dan Simerman. IOTA is the first open-source distributed ledger that is being built to power the future of the Internet of Things with fee-less microtransactions and data integrity for machines.
October 22, 2019
Can You Trust Crypto Data Aggregators? Interview w/CoinGecko
We are excited to bring to you an interview with the COO of CoinGecko, Bobby Ong. CoinGecko is doing more than any other crypto aggregator to present trustworthy information about your favorite cryptocurrencies. In this episode of The Steemit Podcast, Bobby explains how exactly they're doing that through recently announced products like TrustScore 2.0 and more.  To learn more about CoinGecko and read their Weekly Highlights, follow them on at or go to
September 25, 2019
Ep. 13: WordPress on a Blockchain: SteemPress
In this episode of The Steemit Podcast @fredrikaa (Fredrik Aarrestad, Founder of SteemPress) talks about their goal to onboard the WordPress blogs and websites that make up 30% of the internet by providing a unique and compelling product and creating an onboarding process that is easy and effortless for the new users and their audiences. @fredrikaa believes there are 4 key factors to achieving this, namely; exposure, conversion, retention and network effect. View the companion article on Steemit:
September 23, 2019
Ep. 12: Hardforks, Communities, SMTs: Interview w/@justinw and @vandeberg
In today's episode of The Steemit Podcast we interview Steemit's Head of Engineering, @justinw, and Steemit's Senior Blockchain Engineer, @vandeberg, who explore the recent hardforks, Communities, and Smart Media Tokens.
September 16, 2019
Interview with Dr. Dave Roberts - Comp Sci Professor & Startup Founder
Doctor Dave Roberts is not only a Professor of Computer Science at NC State where he runs their CIIGAR lab which stands for Computational Intelligence and Interactive Games Research lab, but he is also the co-founder of a Silicon Valley startup. Dr. Roberts’ got his undergrad degree in Math and Computer Science, and went on to study, what he called “Interactive Virtual Experiences” at Georgia Tech, but which he admits is just an academic way of saying “Computer Games.” He views games as cultural artifacts and important platforms for Artificial Intelligence research and seeks to use them as a window into human behavior by incorporating concepts from social psychology and observing how they manifest themselves in game play. Given his area of expertise, as well as his experience going from a tech-outsider to a startup co-founder, we believe that the insights Dr. Roberts can provide to anyone trying to build a business in the blockchain space is invaluable. 
August 19, 2019
The Most Advanced Freemium Blockchain?
In this episode of The Steemit Podcast, Senior Blockchain Engineer at Steemit (@vandeberg) explains Steem's revolutionary Resource Credit system which is the key to making Steem the best freemium blockchain in the world for powering applications. While other blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum use transaction fees to allocate resource consumption by the network, Resource Credits enable Steem to allocate resources without charging any fees at all, while still preventing spam and bloat. In this episode, we learn more about this under-appreciated system, and why Steem is uniquely suited to benefit from this system unlike general-purpose protocols like Ethereum.
August 15, 2019
eSteem: Interview with Founder @good-karma
In this episode, we interview @good-karma, the Founder of eSteem. eSteem is the longest running mobile application for the Steem blockchain. It's a great way to access and post to the Steem blockchain from your mobile device or desktop. They have a lot of exciting announcements in the works, including their new ESTM token and desktop application. Be sure to follow them on Steem: @esteemapp.
August 15, 2019
SteemHunt & ReviewHunt: Interview with Founder Young-Hwi
Young-Hwi is the Founder and designer behind Steemhunt and the newly announced Reviewhunt. He's an experienced designer and serial entrepreneur, so a lot of ground was covered in this interview. As an entrepreneur who has been delivering one of the few real blockchain-powered products to users for years, Yung-Hwi's insights into building a tech business in the blockchain space are priceless. If you'd like to learn more about their new product, Reviewhunt, you can skip to minute 52. In short, companies can gain access to the platforms "Hunters" by purchasing Review credits. Those Review credit purchases will then be linked directly to the exchange markets through their API, generating demand for the token. That means that as they expand their sales, and grow the reach of their product, that should create non-speculative demand for their token.
August 1, 2019
Interview w/Steemit's Head of Engineering @justinw
In today's podcast @justinw explains to @andrarchy (Head of Communications at Steemit) a little about his background, what he's been doing at Steemit for the last 3 years, and where he sees Steem going in the future. To learn more about who else is on the Steemit Team and what they do, you can visit the “About” page on View the companion article and video on
July 20, 2019
Interview w/Dave Balter, CEO of Flipside Crypto
Today’s episode of The Steemit Podcast is an interview with the CEO of Flipside Crypto, Dave Balter. Dave is a serial entrepreneur who has started 7 companies including Flipside, the crypto rating company which issues the Fundamental Crypto Asset Score, or FCAS. FCAS is a comparative metric used to assess the fundamental health of crypto projects. 
May 30, 2019
Interview with Cache The Game Co-Creator, Erik Johnson
In this episode of The Steemit Podcast, @andrarchy interviews one of the creators of Cache the Game, Erik Johnson as part of our series on Decentralized Entrepreneurship & Marketing. Cache was the winning project at ETHDenver 2018 and in this interview Erik discusses the difficulties they've had working with Ethereum, and why they're switching to Steem. Cache takes place in an 8-bit dystopian cyberpunk universe and is a social cryptocurrency trading game.
May 16, 2019
Ep. 4: Interview with the Managing Director of Steemit, Elizabeth Powell
In this episode of The Steemit Podcast, @andrarchy interviews the Managing Director of Steemit, Elizabeth Powell (@elipowell) who was made Managing Director of Steemit in the wake of the decision to reduce Steemit’s staff by 70%. In this interview Elizabeth describes what Steemit has been doing over the course of the last 6 months to right the ship, and what we have planned for the next 6 months as we transition from “survive mode” to “thrive mode.” For important updates from the Steemit Team, be sure to follow us on @steemitblog and subscribe to our YouTube channel. 
May 15, 2019
Ep. 3: MIRA Interview with Senior Blockchain Engineer @vandeberg
In this short episode the Senior Blockchain Engineer at Steemit, @vandeberg, discusses the hardware scaling solution he architected called MIRA which is now undergoing a soft roll-out. MIRA leverages state-of-the-art database technology developed by Facebook to dramatically reduce the cost of running the Steem blockchain by allowing nodes to store almost all necessary data on low cost (commodity) hardware instead of in RAM without degrading performance. This is the scaling challenge that no one else is talking about because no other blockchain has applications with as much real-time engagement and traffic as Steem. Other high-performance blockchain protocols accomplish their speed by storing their blockchain database in RAM. RAM is incredibly expensive and unlike commodity-hardware, its price is not decreasing at an exponential rate. Thanks to MIRA, we will likely be able to reduce the amount of RAM being used in our Steem node by 50% and the nVME usage by 100%! Instead, we can switch entirely to generic network backed SSDs. This should reduce the costs of running a node to a *fraction* of what it used to be. 
May 6, 2019
Ep. 2: Decentralized Entrepreneurship & Marketing: Oracle-D
The founders of Oracle-D (Matt Starkey and Dylan Leighton) are two of the earliest blockchain-native entrepreneurs. In this episode of The Steemit Podcast, they share the insights they’ve gained from building a blockhain company with multiple products from their Steem account creation service, to their organic community building platform, To watch this video along with other great video content, visit Steemit's YouTube channel: 
April 18, 2019
Ep.1: Decentralized Entrepreneurship & Marketing: Mahbod Moghadan
Mahbod Moghadam co-founded RapGenius and Everipedia, and in this interview with Steemit's Head of Communications Mahbod explores the ongoing wave of disruptive innovation resulting from decentralized technologies like blockchain. Mahbod pulls from his experiences starting tech companies in both a pre-blockchain world, as well as a post-blockchain world, to help people of all types succeed in this rapidly evolving world. Check out the companion article on Steemit:
April 4, 2019