Genesis Block

Genesis Block

By Genesis Block
Digital banking powered by blockchain & crypto. In partnership with Visa & Evolve Bank. FDIC-insured. Built for the digital generation.
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#9: Crypto-Powered - Understanding Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DeFi
Today we begin our journey down the crypto rabbit hole. This episode will be an important introduction for those still learning about Bitcoin, Ethereum, or DeFi (Decentralized Finance). Until one understands the basics of this tech, they won't be able to grasp or appreciate the impact it has on our new digital bank, Genesis Block. This is the second episode of our new series, Crypto-Powered, where we look at what it means for Genesis Block to be powered by crypto, blockchain technology, and decentralized protocols. This episode (and the next few) will go into greater detail about how this technology gives us an edge, a superpower, and an unfair advantage in the world of consumer finance. Enjoy! ------ Other Ways to Consume Today's Episode: Read on Medium: https://medium.com/genesisblock/crypto-powered-understanding-bitcoin-ethereum-and-defi-f1433487eaff Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pTDdI0Jkqw4 Listen via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/9-crypto-powered-understanding-bitcoin-ethereum-and-defi Listen via Podcast (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/ Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download
10:55
July 9, 2020
#8: Crypto-Powered - Build on Legacy Finance, Prepare To Die
The success of today's high-flying fintech unicorns will be short-lived as long as they're building on legacy finance. Today's episode unpacks that bold statement. This is the first episode of "Crypto-Powered," a new series where we explore what it means for Genesis Block to be powered by crypto, blockchain technology, and decentralized protocols. But we can't talk about the future of money unless we first understand some of the problems of money. So before we dive deep into the crypto rabbit hole, we need to look at what's broken with the current financial system. Today's episode looks at the current state of consumer finance and sets the stage for the rest of the series. ------ Other Ways to Consume Today's Episode: Read on Medium: https://medium.com/genesisblock/crypto-powered-build-on-legacy-finance-prepare-to-die-9426f497a79 Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dbhwaD3Hguk Listen on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/8-crypto-powered-build-on-legacy-finance-prepare-to-die Listen via Podcast (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/ Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download
11:10
July 7, 2020
#7: The Type of Company Culture I Hope To Build
In today’s episode, Mick Hagen (CEO/Founder) shares a few thoughts on the culture he hopes we can nurture, the values he hopes we can defend, and the type of company he hopes we can build. This episode is a break from any specific series or theme. We're currently growing our engineering team and doing many interviews with candidates. The topic of company culture is something that Mick is frequently asked about. Today, he is sharing his thoughts publicly. If you like what Mick shared today and want to explore work opportunities with Genesis Block, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us more about yourself at http://genesisblock.com/jobs ------ Other Ways to Consume Today's Episode: Medium (read): https://medium.com/genesisblock/the-type-of-company-culture-i-hope-to-build-at-genesis-block-83dad556d26c Youtube (watch): https://youtu.be/G5XVpPwCFyQ SoundCloud (listen): https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/7-the-type-of-company-culture-i-hope-to-build/s-4GlAacCGnVz Other Podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/ Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download
10:52
July 2, 2020
#6: Spreading Crypto - The Cost of Adoption (If Our Plan Works)
In the final episode of our "Spreading Crypto" mini-series, we look at the costs & compromises that may be required to help this technology reach broader adoption. Will the ego and pride of the crypto community be hurt if blockchain technology forever operates in the background, hidden from the spotlight? Is the community willing to shed some of the idealism around censorship-resistance & absolute decentralization if it meant greater growth of this technology? What sacrifices is the community willing to make at the altars of crypto adoption? We answer those questions in today's episode. We also finish the series off with a rallying cry. Regardless of whether you agree with the route we're taking at Genesis Block -- our strategies of how to take crypto to the masses - -we still hope that you'll be cheering us on. We're all on the same team. We're all fighting for the same cause: Spreading Crypto. ------ Other Ways to Consume Today's Episode: Medium Post (if you prefer reading): https://medium.com/genesisblock/spreading-crypto-the-cost-of-adoption-if-our-plan-works-bc0cb51a58e2 YouTube Video (if you prefer watching): https://youtu.be/52JnBFscexE SoundCloud (another listening option): https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/6-spreading-crypto-the-cost-of-adoption-if-our-plan-works/s-SpwKuF9fUu6 Listen via Podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/ Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download
09:06
June 30, 2020
#5: Spreading Crypto - Why Do Crypto Normies Need a Bank?
The power of crypto is that anyone can become their own bank. We no longer need traditional, legacy banks! So why does the world need Genesis Block, a new digital bank powered by crypto? What's the purpose? And how does it help crypto achieve broader adoption? We answer those questions in today's episode. This is the fourth episode of our "Spreading Crypto" series where we examine what it'll take for this incredible technology to reach the masses. Enjoy the episode! ------ Other Ways to Consume Today’s Episode: Medium Post (if you prefer reading): https://medium.com/genesisblock/spreading-crypto-why-do-crypto-normies-need-a-bank-d31929de0259 YouTube Video (if you prefer watching): https://youtu.be/JZsleuMoyIk Listen via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/5-spreading-crypto-why-do-crypto-normies-need-a-bank/s-fcMwU4DkKiW Listen via Podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/ Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download/
12:02
June 25, 2020
#4: Spreading Crypto - The Winning Strategy For Broader Adoption
Today we discuss a few unique strategies that crypto companies use as they push their applications to mainstream audiences. There's an important question that every company must answer: How will crypto & blockchain be exposed to end-users in the application (if at all)? It's a foundational question and establishes a tone for how users interact with the product. How are most companies handling this today? What strategies are most likely to be successful? What's our approach at Genesis Block? Find out in today's episode. ------ Other Ways to Consume This Content: ~ Medium Post (if you prefer reading): https://medium.com/genesisblock/spreading-crypto-the-winning-strategy-for-broader-adoption-b79c3bde2d36 ~ YouTube Video (if you prefer watching): https://youtu.be/ZDpK5-EKXTQ ~ Listen via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/4-spreading-crypto-the-winning-strategy-for-broader-adoption/s-tl3LGs7wIjK ~ Listen via Podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/ Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download
08:55
June 23, 2020
#3: Spreading Crypto - In Search of the Killer Application
If crypto needs a killer app, how's that going? Spoiler alert: Not good. 😭 Most of our industry is barking up the wrong tree. In this episode, we explain why. Today we do a deep dive into the state of application development within crypto. We look at popular crypto applications like exchanges & trading platforms. We also do analysis on decentralized applications & non-custodial wallets — as that's where so much developer energy and focus is (which we think is a terrible mistake). This is the second episode of our "Spreading Crypto" series, where we look at what it'll take to bring this incredible tech to the masses. Our first episode covered protocols and how they've historically become adopted (they need a killer app!). Let's dive into the state of crypto applications... ------ Other Ways to Consume This Content: ~ Medium Post (if you prefer reading): https://medium.com/genesisblock/spreading-crypto-in-search-of-the-killer-application-d91ad9158fd1 ~ YouTube Video (if you prefer watching): https://youtu.be/cMTZF5Hd7Wk ~ Listen via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/3-spreading-crypto-in-search-of-the-killer-application/s-G420DhYPESH ~ Listen via Podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/ Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download
10:06
June 17, 2020
#2: Spreading Crypto - How Protocols Reach Mainstream Adoption
This episode kicks off a new mini-series called “Spreading Crypto," where we explore what it will take to bring blockchain and crypto to mainstream adoption. What's holding it back? What strategies will help propel it to the masses? In this series, we answer those questions. In today's episode, Mick Hagen (CEO/Founder of Genesis Block) takes a deep dive into protocols -- what they are and how they have historically become adopted. Crypto today is mostly all low-level protocols. Will the path to crypto adoption be any different than the many protocols that have come before? Will history give us any clues about the future? Other links related to this episode: ~ Medium Post (if you prefer reading): https://medium.com/genesisblock/spreading-crypto-how-protocols-reach-mainstream-adoption-1c3a74c01fb9 ~ Youtube Video (if you prefer watching): https://youtu.be/xdCYqqSV1AE ~ Links to other Podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block ~ SoundCloud (other listening option): https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/2-spreading-crypto-how-protocols-reach-mainstream-adoption/s-KiehvRD5TgO Have you already downloaded the app? We're Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/download We have a lot more content coming. Be sure to follow our channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/
06:43
June 15, 2020
#1: Introducing Genesis Block: a digital bank powered by crypto & blockchain
Hello world! Meet Genesis Block, a new digital bank that's powered by crypto & decentralized protocols. The app is live in the App Store (iOS & Android). Get the link to download at https://genesisblock.com/ In this our first episode, Mick Hagen (CEO/Founder) goes into more detail about what Genesis Block is, what problems it aims to solve, and who it's for. We discuss our partnership with Visa & Evolve Bank. We discuss how most of the top financial products today are only for the super-wealthy or well-connected --- but how blockchain technology is starting to change that and level the playing field. We go into more detail about how Genesis Block is making it really easy for normal people to tap into the value of this exciting technology without needing to become a blockchain expert. We discuss how we think this product will go far beyond just the crypto audience. We also give a glimpse into what you can look forward to in the upcoming episodes. It's jam-packed with content and we're just getting started! Other links related to this episode: ~ Medium Post (more detail including product videos): https://medium.com/genesisblock/introducing-genesis-block-digital-banking-powered-by-crypto-e184e4b6fa01 ~ Youtube Video (same audio as this podcast, but with video if you want to see Mick speak and supporting graphics): https://youtu.be/mk1jvb8kBa4 ~ Other Podcast links (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, etc): https://anchor.fm/genesis-block ~ SoundCloud (same audio, but if you prefer this platform): https://soundcloud.com/genesisblock/1-introducing-genesis-block-a-digital-bank-powered-by-crypto-blockchain/s-hWUNw6xJXDw ~ Download the app: https://genesisblock.com/download Don't miss any upcoming episodes! Subscribe to our social channels: https://genesisblock.com/follow/
08:54
June 9, 2020
Welcome to Genesis Block!
A preview of some of the music that you'll hear in our podcast. https://genesisblock.com/
01:40
May 27, 2020