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Blockchain Bit

By Ana Paula Picasso
Blockchain Bit brings you informal chats with different people in the blockchain and crypto worlds.
Hosted by Ana Paula Picasso (Twitter @a_picasso)

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A brief update - Summer break ☀️
A little update: I'm taking a break and I will be back in September with new episodes - and perhaps a new format for the show. In the meantime, you can still head to my Medium page and check out all my blog posts there anapaulapicasso.com
00:58
June 03, 2022
Monetizing Your Own Financial Data and the "DeFi Mullet" with Alan McDonald, founder of Unbanx
This episode is about owning our own financial data! I spoke to Alan McDonald, founder of Unbanx, the world's first consumer banking data union.  We talked about why open banking opens new possibilities for using financial data, but we still don't know who owns our financial data and, most importantly, how we could monetize it - how blockchain and DeFi can help with that. Also, we chatted about fintech innovation and what the "DeFi mullet" is: fintech at the front, decentralized finance at the back - Alan did this very "technical diagram" on Twitter here. Blockchain Bit is on Feedspot's list of 50 Best Blockchain Podcasts Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
23:56
May 09, 2022
How Crypto Scams are becoming more ingenious with Jesse Anglen, founder of Rapid Innovation
This episode is all about scams! As crypto and NFTs are evolving, so are the scams! To talk about that, I invited Jesse Anglen, founder of Rapid Innovation. He made a YouTube video called "Common Crypto Scams and How to Avoid Them in 2022" that sheds a new light on how scammers are becoming more ingenious. We talked about the "good old-fashioned" exit scams and Ponzi schemes, the recent NFT wash trading wave, bot accounts, gas fee manipulation, and "sacrificing" —  and other creative types of scams. I've learnt that there is no "free lunch" in the crypto world. Rapid Innovation is a BlockChain / Web3 App Development company that help startups and entrepreneurs go from concept to launch Check out their Website --------- Blockchain Bit is on Feedspot's list of 50 Best Blockchain Podcasts Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
25:59
April 25, 2022
Pablo Escobar's hippos, wildlife conservation, decentralized governance and NFTs with Chris Truman and Benton Perret, co-founders of Pablo's Hippos
When Pablo Escobar's private zoo was seized by the police and all the animals were re-homed apart from 4 hippos. Now, decades later, these 4 hippos multiplied to 120 individuals. Their impact on the Colombian ecosystem is becoming more and more evident and different wildlife organizations have different opinions in how to deal with the problem: from monitoring, to sterilization and even culling. So, I invited two guests, Chris Truman and Benton Perret, co-founders of Pablo's Hippos, an NFT project with a mission to help funding different wildlife NGOs in Colombia using decentralized governance with the funds raise of their NFT sales. You can read Chris' article about decentralized governance here Visit Pablo's Hippos here Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
25:46
April 11, 2022
Building a Decentralized Cross-Border Payment System with Eric Osuorah, founder of AFOMA
I invited Eric Osuorah, the founder of AFOMA, "the goodwill token". He wanted to empower artisans and small businesses in different African communities, so he started Sellitic - a more financial inclusive eCommerce marketplace using a crypto token called AFOMA. He told me that these craftsmen and artists want to sell outside of their native countries, but the existing cross-border payment methods (PayPal and bank transfers) are prohibitively expensive, slow, and impractical for small businesses in emerging markets. Also, Eric told me about the difficulties in educating about crypto technology and its benefits, but he already has a strategy in place. Check out Sellictic here Check out AFOMA here Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
25:33
March 28, 2022
Crypto as a Service & Fintech Trends with Bruno Diniz, Fintech Advisor and Best-Selling Author
This episode will be about Crypto as a Service: the gap between traditional finance and crypto finance is closing!  I invited fellow Brazilian Bruno Diniz, a fintech advisor, best-selling author and managing director of Spiralem, a consultancy focused on Fintech.  We talked about what Crypto as a Service (CaaS) is, why Bruno thinks that CaaS will boom in 2022 and the coming years. Plus, we talked about embedded finance, regulations for crypto and fintech companies and some other fintech trends coming up (or evolving) in the next 12 months.  Don't forget to follow Bruno Diniz on LinkedIn  Bruno's article (in English): Crypto-as-a-Service and the new financial market infrastructure  =================  Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online  Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
30:29
March 14, 2022
[Football Series] The Evolution of Crypto Sponsorships with Matt House, Founder of SportQuake
Welcome to the third (and last) episode of the Blockchain + Football series! This episode is all about crypto sponsorships. I invited Matt House, Founder of SportQuake and eSportQuake to talk about the wave of crypto sponsorships happening in the last 12 months and how they will evolve in the years to come. Matt gave us an overview of the regulations, sponsorships, and advertising in Europe and US and in emerging markets like Brazil and Africa. He also told me about the crypto sport sponsorship trifecta, which includes football (which we already know), eSports, and Formula 1. Follow SportQuake on LinkedIn and Twitter ================= Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
26:37
February 28, 2022
[Football Series] Fan tokens, exit scams and football scandals with Martin Calladine, football writer
Welcome to the Blockchain + Football series! Here is my chat with football writer Martin Calladine, Author of football books The Ugly Game and The Lies and Fall of OWNaFC.  We talked about fan tokens and why they might be doomed, the rise and fall of the infamous crowdfunding football app OWNaFC and why Martin decided to write a book about this scandal. If you are not familiar with this story, you are in for a wild ride!  Also, why a lack of regulation may be the reason of future types of fan-based club ownerships (either with crypto or fiat) will face the same fate as OWNaFC.  Buy Fit and Proper People: The Lies and Fall of OWNaFC here  Buy The Ugly Game here  And  Watch Pelé's Goal on Brazil vs Italy World Cup Final 1970 here  ================= Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
35:25
February 14, 2022
[Football Series] Crypto Sponsorships & Team NFTs with Petrit Berisha, Head of CryptoMedia at Copa90
Welcome to the first episode of Blockchain + Football series! To kickoff the series I invited Petrit Berisha, head of CryptoMedia at Copa90 and multi award winning podcast creator.  He is "the person" to talk about all things football and sports.  We talked about why crypto sponsorships in Football clubs are booming, why Petrit thinks the fan token model needs to change and evolve, and why some team NFTs received criticism.   Petrit has just launched a new podcast about NFTs - Floorcast - Check it out here  Also, you can subscribe to his newsletter Sporting Crypto here  Follow Petrit Berisha on Twitter  ================= Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online Follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
38:43
January 31, 2022
Why NFT projects die without community with Jun Loayza, founder of Metablox
This episode is for anyone who is planning to create (or has already launched) a NFT, or who simply wants to learn more about community building. I've got countless emails from various NFT projects saying that they launched the project but it had little traction, meaning no sales. So, I invited Jun Loayza, founder of Metablox, a NFT project that allows you to own real world places as NFTs, powered by real life memories.  Jun has a fantastic series of Medium blog posts about some of the strategies he used to build a thriving community for Metablox, including using Google Docs to publish their white paper with their community's help and some tips for keeping a Discord channel active and engaging. Metablox Discord discord.gg/gEqZHj8ANt And here is my Medium post  3 Don’ts if You Want to Launch your NFT Successfully ------------ Don't forget to check out Blockchain PR www.blockchainpr.online  Don't forget to follow me: Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn 
31:23
January 17, 2022
The Potential of Blockchain for Healthcare Systems with Lito Michala, PhD at University of Glasgow
Did you know that malaria kills over 400,000 people per year globally? This episode will be about how a project in Uganda is reaching underserved areas where testing for malaria can be challenging and having the diagnosis early can be a matter of life or death.  I invited Lito Michala, PhD and Lecturer at the University of Glasgow in the school of computing science focused on IoT - and she is involved in the project to talked about why they chose the blockchain technology to store and share the data of the malaria test results and the challenges for blockchain adoption in the healthcare system. In the second part I selected some clips from my interview with Professor Jon Cooper and Julien Reboud from the Bioengineering school at the University of Glasgow – we talked about how the project came about – the technology behind the test – cleverly named origami testing and how smartphones are used as a power source providing electricity to process the test. If you want to listen to this second part in full, just go to my other podcast Emerging Markets Today in this link. Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn  This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
25:17
January 03, 2022
VR + Meditation + Tokenization = Improved Well-being, Chat with Tristan Gribbin, founder of Flow.is
This episode will be a little different in that we will discuss technology, VR, meditation, as well as blockchain and NFTs. Here's my interview with Tritan Gribbin, the founder of Flow.is, a mobile app and web portal that features native VR meditation and they are the first meditation company to use blockchain. We discussed how we are living in a stress epidemic and how technology can help us avoid burnout, which can be very costly for both individuals and businesses. We also talked about the boom of meditation apps, how Flow saw the opportunity to include VR  since its beginning, and why many VR meditation apps failed. What it was like to start a business in Iceland, and her future plans for the app - creating value by tokenizing meditation minutes and turning these tokens into rewards. Flow.is launched its first NFT on Rarible featuring art and Icelandic nature. Watch Tristan's TEDTalk "Meditation rivals medication" here Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn  This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
27:37
December 20, 2021
Intelligent Wines and Better Supply Chain with Blockchain - Chat with Oliver Oram, founder of Chainvine
This episode is for you that is a wine lover - and also want to know how blockchain is improving the wine supply chain. I invited Oliver Oram, the founder of Chainvine, a digital platform that uses blockchain to manage wine supply chain data across different industries. We discussed how blockchain (in this case DLT) can help in many aspects of the wine supply chain, ranging from proof of provenance to sustainability,  minimizing paper trails and collecting more accurate data to avoid product waste. We also talked about intelligent wines and what they mean, and how the commercial sector is embracing digital adoption and why compliance isn't just for high-end wines but all of them. Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn  This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
29:29
December 06, 2021
How Blockchain Can Revolutionize International Trade and Supply Chain - Chat with Andrea Frosinini, trade finance advisor
In the episode I spoke with Andrea Frosinini, a trade finance advisor and he is also on the advisory board of TOTTA (Trans-Oceanic Trade Tech Alliance) and the Blockchain Supply Chain Association. He is the intersection of blockchain, international trade, trade finance and my favorite subject - emerging markets. We talked about how blockchain can revolutionize international trade and supply chain, making trade and trade finance more inclusive for businesses in developing countries. Also, we discussed the challenges for changing the mindset of traditional financial institutions and why Andrea thinks that cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, will cause a bigger impact in emerging markets. Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn  This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
32:31
November 22, 2021
Tokenization: from the Nordics to Emerging Markets - Chat with Claus Skaaning, co-founder of DigiShares
Here is an episode for you that wants to know more about tokenization and digital assets.  This is my chat with Claus Skaaning the co-founder of Danish company Digishares, that provides tokenization services ranging from Real state to equity and funds. We talked about how the Nordic countries a little behind in the global tokenization ecosystem and the reasons behind it.  On the other hand, emerging economies  have a more promising outlook for tokenized assets, with governments supporting asset tokenization with friendlier regulation.  Plus, we talked about the Blockchain ecosystem in the Nordics and why Claus thinks that despite few successful blockchain companies, Nordic blockchain startups are still very few and far apart.  If you want to know more about Digishares click here  Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn   This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
21:36
November 08, 2021
[Podcast Crossover] Blockchain Bit + BlockDrops: Talking Blockchain with a Brazilian Twist
The first podcast crossover on Blockchain Bit! Me and Mauricio Magaldi, host of the bilingual podcast BlockDrops, talked about all things blockchain but a Brazilian twist! Mauricio called from Sao Paulo - my birth town - and we talked about blockchain beyond crypto, NFTs, uses for different blockchain applications for supply chain and much more. Plus, how Bitcoin could have helped Brazil in the early 1990's if existed back then. We also talked about our podcasting journey and why we need more podcast in different languages other than English. Make sure you follow BlockDrops here for your weekly blockchain news roundup. Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
59:59
September 20, 2021
How to turn your Blockchain and Crypto Passion into a Career - Chat with Faris Oweis, Crypto Coach and Web3 Instigator of Instigation Protocol
This episode is for everyone with a passion for blockchain and / or cryptocurrencies and wants to turn that passion into a career.  Or if you already work for a blockchain company and want to plan you next career move. I spoke to Faris Oweis, a crypto coach advising people to make the move into a blockchain company. We talked about the high demand for developers and also, non-tech roles like marketing for blockchain companies. Talking about the future, Faris sees a increase demand for jobs within DeFi, NFTs, mobility and identity Plus, Faris is a Web3 instigator from Instigation Protocol, a company that sits at the intersection of blockchain technology, innovation and movement making. Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
31:55
August 24, 2021
How DeFi can unlock liquidity for businesses - Chat with Alejandro Gutierrez, COO of Defactor
This episode is about Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and how trade finance still is an untapped market and remains a huge opportunity for Defi.  To talk about it, I invited Alejandro Gutierrez, the COO of Defactor, a company building the bridge between traditional and decentralized finance We talked about some challenges for DeFi, like scalability, the digitalization of assets and how companies can use Defi to unlock liquidity.   If you want to know more about Defactor click here  Follow Alejandro Gutierrez on LinkedIn  Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
34:43
July 22, 2021
Introducing Emerging Markets Today podcast
I'd like to introduce you my other podcast - Emerging Markets Today! I selected few clips from the first episode with James Eugene from Frontier Markets News, we flipped this around and I was interviewed by James about the history behind EMT and how the idea of the podcast came about. Follow the Emerging Markets Today Podcast here Don’t forget to check out Emerging Markets Today site and help us keep EMT free from ads by donating any amount via Paypal or Cryptocurrencies directly on the site or through this link https://ko-fi.com/apicasso. Follow us on Twitter @todayemerging You can also follow me on Twitter @a_picasso
05:35
July 06, 2021
Cryptocurrencies for Microfinance and Positive Social Impact - Chat with Taynaah Reis, founder of MoedaSeeds
Here is an episode about how crypto is causing a social impact in Brazil for the unbanked and underbanked communities in Brazil. I spoke to fellow Brazilian Taynaah Reis, the founder of MoedaSeeds, a crypto wallet designed to provide microfinance for businesses in underprivileged areas. Also, MoedaSeeds has Moeda Market, a platform where anyone can invest in projects that are causing a positive social impact in Brazil with their token Moeda ($MDA). MoedaSeeds site https://moedaseeds.com/en-us/ Taynaah Reis on Linkedin Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
28:02
June 10, 2021
Is Silver Better than Gold? Stablecoins backed by precious metals - Chat with Nick Prouten, COO at LODE
This episode is about something we don't hear much in the news: stablecoins backed by precious metals, more specifically silver. Me and Nick Prouten, COO at LODE talked about stablecoins, the differences between stablecoins and digital currencies and why a stablecoin backed by silver has many advantages over one backed by gold. If you want to know more about the LODE Project, the LODE token and their AGX Coin go to lode.one You can also reach Nick Prouten on LinkedIn  Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
25:02
April 07, 2021
Blockchain & the Future of Digital Marketing - Chat with Renato Zamagna, The Chain Blog
This is very especial episode about blockchain application in Digital Marketing I invited fellow Brazilian and digital marketer Renato Zamagna. He is the creator of The Chain Blog, a Blockchain focused online publication. Recently, he wrote a 4-part article about how the future of digital marketing belongs to blockchain. We talked about some points mentioned on the article: how blockchain can tackle the lack of transparency in social media, how enterprise blockchain can connect with digital marketing and much more. Check out The Chain Blog  Renato Zamagna on Linkedin Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
37:12
March 10, 2021
DLT, payments & the unbanked in Sub-Saharan Africa - Chat with Espen Kvelland, CEO of Wakandi
Here is my chat with Espen Kvelland, founder and CEO of Wakandi Espen explained me how private blockchains or other DLT can provide a better payment solution for the unbanked in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also told me about how Wakandi is offering this kind of payment solution in Tanzania and his plans to expand to other African countries. If you want to know more about Wakandi click here If you want to contact Espen Kvelland click here Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
31:42
February 02, 2021
Why we don't hear about Finland in the Blockchain world - Chat with Anita Kalergis, aka the Kryptogranny
This episode I spoke to Anita Kalergis, aka the Kryptogranny Anita is originally from Finland but blockchain make her move to Malta. She was also the main moderator of the Helsinki Blockchain Forum Summit 2020. We talked about the Helsinki Blockchain Forum Summit, regulations for crypto companies, the Finnish way to do business and why we don't hear much about Finland in the blockchain world. Anita is a business developer and consultant in the blockchain-sphere and ambassador of Blockchain Forum Finland. You can follow Anita Kalergis on Twitter @Kryptogranny Check out the recording of the Helsinki Blockchain Forum Summit here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4adaZcKjT0&t=2700s Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
35:40
December 02, 2020
Welcome to Blockchain Bit: a newly revamped podcast!
Hi there, and welcome to Blockchain Bit. This is a short episode about why I decided to rename and relaunch this podcast But before a little bit about me: My name is Ana Paula Picasso and I’m the founder of Blockchain PR - a marketing agency specialized in marketing services for blockchain startups and scaleups. In the beginning this podcast used to be called the blockchain Pr podcast, then I thought - to have the word podcast on the podcast title was redundant so I changed it to blockchain Bit. So, what’s this podcast about?  This podcast is mainly about the people of blockchain - in this past year, I Interviewed entrepreneurs, developers, crypto enthusiasts and people that are involved in blockchain in one way or another. It’s not just about crypto - in fact, most of the episodes I talked to people about different applications of blockchain.  And I learnt a lot myself too. If you want to check out my previous episodes just keep listening and don’t follow this podcast for future episodes. Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
02:28
November 10, 2020
The FakeFluencer Documentary - Chat with Tom Gillespie, film producer and crypto trader
Here is my chat with Tom Gillespie, the producer of documentary FakeFluencer. After coming across crypto influencer BitMan360 and his cryptocurrency ScooterCoin, set to revoluciona the e-scooter industry with his ButterCup device, where you could mine ScooterCoins while "scootering", Tom invested a substantial amount into it. After getting disillusioned with ScooterCoin, Tom left his homeland Australia set to uncover who is really behind BitMan360 and ScooterCoin. The documentary is his journey into his investigation and the crypto world. If you want to get your free tickets for the FakeFluencer documentary go to www.thefakefluencer.com/freeticket Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
18:29
August 24, 2020
Full episode: The FakeFluencer Documentary - Chat with Tom Gillespie, film producer and crypto trader ** Plus special guest at the end **
Here is my chat with Tom Gillespie, the producer of documentary FakeFluencer. After coming across crypto influencer BitMan360 and his cryptocurrency ScooterCoin, set to revoluciona the e-scooter industry with his ButerCup device, where you could mine ScooterCoins while "scootering", Tom invested a substantial amount into it. After getting disillusioned with ScooterCoin, Tom left his homeland Australia set to uncover who is really behind BitMan360 and ScooterCoin.  The documentary is his journey into his investigation and the crypto world. *** Plus we have a revelation at the end of the episode about who's really behind ScooterCoin***  If you want to get your free tickets for the FakeFluencer documentary go to www.thefakefluencer.com/freeticket Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
29:42
August 17, 2020
How New Regulations Are Affecting Crypto Companies in Estonia and Finland - Chat with Jay Hamideh, Chief Legal Officer of Vinculum Growth Oy
Calling from Helsinki in Finland, I spoke to Jay Hamideh following this month's crackdown on crypto companies in Estonia. We talked about new regulations for crypto companies in Estonia and the blockchain startup landscape in Finland. Jay is the Chief Legal Officer of Vinculum Growth Oy, a Finnish company that helps blockchain startups with their go-to-market strategy. If you want to know more about Vinculum Growth Oy, go to https://www.vinculum.fi/ Bloomberg article on crypto companies crackdown in Estonia https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-11/eu-nation-at-center-of-dirty-cash-storm-cracks-down-on-crypto Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
27:04
June 26, 2020
Bitcoin Halving, What Happens Next? Chat with Wilfred Michael, editor of Coinfomania and Emi LaCapra, crypto blogger
This is the first video episode of the Blockchain PR podcast and you the hear the audio here.  Me, together with crypto blogger Emilia LaCapra, calling from Italy and Coinfomania editor Wilfred Michael, calling from Nigeria, talked about what's coming after the bitcoin halving, some price predictions, why bitcoin isn't as popular in Nigeria and much more. Link to video: https://youtu.be/O4caNtcY7L4 Follow Coinfomania here: https://coinfomania.com/ Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
45:21
May 12, 2020
Blockchain for Healthcare Supply Chain - chat with Marcin Rzetecki, Blockchain lead at Espeo and VP at Polish Blockchain Association
Today I had a chat with Marcin Rzetecki and he explained me how blockchain combined with IoT devices can help the healthcare supply chain. Marcin is the Lead Blockchain Consultant at Espeo Software and the Vice-president of the Polish Blockchain Association. He also told me how the association is bringing more women developers together in a series of meetups called Blockchain for Girls. Espeo Software: https://espeo.eu/ Polish Blockchain Association: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blockchain-poland/about/ Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
22:26
May 07, 2020
The Differences Between Public Blockchains - Chat with Konrad Rotkiewicz, CEO at Ulam Labs
Do you know the differences between public blockchains? In this episode myself and Konrad Rotkiewicz explained the differences between the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains and other more "modern" blockchains. We also talked about Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and why Konrad is looking for the next Bitcoin. Konrad is the CEO and founder of Ulam Labs, an agile software development company with the mission to help startups and medium-size companies in utilizing Crypto and Blockchain technologies for better decentralized world. For more about Ulam Labs www.ulam.io Ulam Labs LinkedIn page Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
27:27
April 19, 2020
Fighting (more) Fake News with Blockchain and AI - Chat with Sukesh Tedla, co-founder of Swedish startup Unbiased
This is the second time I interviewed Sukesh Tedla, co-founder of Swedish startup Unbiased. Their mission is to fight fake news with a data marketplace, a search engine and a social platform. Their data marketplace is already available and beta and they will launch their search engine later this year. We talked about how fake news prompted his idea of starting Unbiased, the advantages of combining blockchain with crowdsourcing and much more. Also, Sukesh and I are part of the Swedish Blockchain Association (SBA) and we talked about SBA's mission and the possible upcoming events for 2020. If you want to check out my first interview with Sukesh click here Fighting Fake news with Blockchain and AI www.unbiased.cc investor-relations@unbiased.cc Social Media Links: [Follow Unbiased] • www.linkedin.com/company/unbiased • twitter.com/unbiased_cc • www.facebook.com/Unbiased.cc/ • t.me/joinchat/F8KVfVGWUnJU4iBijFA7wA • www.youtube.com/channel/UC6i3DSWa…iew_as=subscriber • vimeo.com/unbiased • www.instagram.com/unbiased.cc/ Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
27:18
March 26, 2020
Coronavirus in Italy and Bitcoin Prices Volatility - Chat with Emi LaCapra, Italian cryptocurrency blogger
Calling from coronavirus lockdown in Italy is Emi La Capra, an old friend and crypto blogger. Emi told me how life has been in Italy after the coronavirus pandemic and we also chatted about bitcoin prices volatility and the imminent Bitcoin halving. **This episode is NOT an investment advice** Here are the previous episodes with Emi and I: The Binance Hack Bitcoin prices July 2019
27:02
March 12, 2020
Is the Hype Around Blockchain Dead? Chat with Ludvig Öberg, co-founder of Safello and Angelica Lips da Cruz, CEO of Innorbis
Is the hype around Blockchain dead? To help me answer this question I invited Ludvig Öberg, cryptocurrency enthusiast and co-founder of Swedish cryptocurrency brokerage Safello and Angelica Lips da Cruz, CEO of Innorbis, a business analytical tool for sustainable development using blockchain. You can also follow Ludvig's podcast crypto Konsensus (in Swedish): http://konsensuspodden.se/ Safello: www.safello.com Innorbis: www.innorbis.com Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
37:24
March 01, 2020
Digital Money & Financial Inclusion - chat with Morten Nielsen, co-founder of Danish startup ARYZE
This time I went to Copenhagen in Denmark to meet Morten Nielsen, co-founder of the Danish Startup ARYZE.  We talked about how ARYZE is solving remittance problems in Kenya and other emerging markets, and their plan to build a cloud-native co-banking.   Plus we chatted about financial inclusion, stablecoins, Facebook Libra, ICOs and much more.  For more about ARYZE: www.aryze.io Don't forget to follow Ana Paula Picasso on Twitter and LinkedIn This episode was brought to you by Blockchain PR If you want to know how Blockchain PR can help your business grow just go to www.blockchainpr.online
43:17
February 16, 2020
What's coming for Decentralised Finance (DeFi) in 2020? Chat with Jens Frid, the lead for the DeFi track of Sthlm Fintech Week
Do you want to know more about decentralised finance (DeFi)? In this episode me and Jens Frid talked about the challenges for DeFi and what is going to happen in 2020. Jens is the co-founder of ScaleOut, an IT services company that uses AI and machine learning and he is also the lead for the DeFi track of the Stockholm Fintech week. The Stockholm Fintech week is happening from 10th to 14th Feb and it will cover the difference aspects of fintech. The DeFi track is on Wednesday 12th Feb.  Sthlm Fintech week: https://sthlmfintechweek.com ScaleOut:  https://scaleoutsystems.com/ai-pilot
35:12
January 27, 2020
Formal Verification and Smart Contracts - chat with developer Rikard Hjort
In this episode me and Rikard Hjort talked about what Formal Verification is and how Smart Contracts gave a new lease of life to Formal Verification. Rikard is a student of computer science at Chalmers University in Gothenburg and he also works for Runtime Verification, a software company focused on verification-based tools. Runtime Verification: https://runtimeverification.com Runtime's Firefly: https://runtimeverification.com/firefly/ Prototype Formal Semantics of WebAssembly in K: https://github.com/kframework/wasm-semantics My article on Coinfomania: Security Tokens on Tezos: Higher Demand?
29:30
January 20, 2020
2019 in Review: Facebook Libra and 5G - Chat with Denys Malengreau, digital trends expert
We are reviewing 2 of the most important news of 2019: The announcement of Facebook Libra coin, a cryptocurrency that claims that will bank the unbanked and the rolling out of 5G connections, with China leading the way. Here is my chat with Denys Malengreau, a consultant, advisor and public speaker specialised in digital trends.
43:38
December 17, 2019
A tecnologia Blockchain e a inteligencia artificial contra a disseminação das fake news - Entrevista com Edilson Osorio Jr. da OriginalMy
*This episode was recorded in Portuguese* Minha entrevista com o Edilson Osorio Jr., fundador da startup brasileira OriginalMy que usa a tecnologia Blockchain para a autenticação de documentos e contratos. A OriginalMy acabou de lançar uma campanha de financiamento coletivo no Kickante para o desenvolvimento do plugin de navegador para combater a disseminação das fake news. OriginalMy www.originalmy.com Campanha Kickante www.kickante.com.br/fakenews
24:24
December 06, 2019
An accelerator for promising Blockchain startups - chat with Future Block CEO Tzahi Kanza
This is my chat with Tzahi Kanza calling from sunny Tel Aviv.  He is the CEO of Future Block, an Israeli accelerator for promising Blockchain startups. We talked about one of their success stories, the Spanish startup Bidbass and how hard it is to work with China.  Future Block is also looking for partnerships in Sweden and Scandinavia. If you want to know more about Future Block just click here https://futureblockhub.com
22:57
December 05, 2019
Why you should start a podcast for your B2B business
No blockchain or crypto in this episode! In this episode I'm talking about why you should start a podcast for your business - especially if you are a B2B company. You can read more on the links below: Here is why you should start a podcast for your business 2 Simple steps to start a podcast for your business
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December 02, 2019
Employchain App - Tinder for Jobs without Swiping - Chat with BlockchainX CEO Jan-Phillip Arps
A mobile app for students using a blockchain for more equality and transparency in labour markets.
55:41
November 13, 2019
Fighting Fake News with Blockchain and AI - chat with Unbiased founder Sukesh Tedla
Here is my chat with Sukesh Tedla, founder of Unbiased www.unbiased.cc investor-relations@unbiased.cc Social Media Links: [Follow Unbiased] • www.linkedin.com/company/unbiased • twitter.com/unbiased_cc • www.facebook.com/Unbiased.cc/ • t.me/joinchat/F8KVfVGWUnJU4iBijFA7wA • www.youtube.com/channel/UC6i3DSWa…iew_as=subscriber • vimeo.com/unbiased • www.instagram.com/unbiased.cc/
24:22
November 13, 2019
Calling out crypto scammers - Chat with On Yavin, Founder of Cointelligence
Here is my chat with On Yavin, founder of Cointelligence and Cointelligence Academy.  On has been very vocal about scammers in the crypto space. We talked about obstacles of crypto mass adoption, how to avoid scams and some predictions for the crypto world. www.cointelligence.com On's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/onyavin/
32:09
November 05, 2019