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Blockchain Bit

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 - Founder of Blockchain PR

For more info go to www.blockchainpr.online
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DeFi: a Huge Opportunity for Trade Finance - 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
34:44
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 6, 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
28:04
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 7, 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 2, 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 2, 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 7, 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 1, 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 6, 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 5, 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
09:03
December 2, 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 5, 2019