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May 7, 2021  

A Snap Is Worth A Thousand Words

Would you subscribe to a video platform that produced 15-minute videos? Is it illegal to Snapchat with Gen Z? Join Utsav, Richard, Hang, Amy and Limarc for This Week on Planet Internet:

  • Amy lets everyone know IMMEDIATELY that she does not identify as Gen Z (0:36)
  • Breaking down why Hang (the resident Gen Z) loves to share photos of her breakfast, lunch, and dinner but would never do a social media house tour (05:10)
  • Is Snapchat still a thing? Richard only vaguely knows Snapchat exists, Limarc legally and morally cannot Snap with Gen Z, and Amy recalls Snapping back in the day (08:58)
  • Does Gen Z care more about the environment because they have more skin in the game? Is Gen Z just more proactive than other generations? (14:20)
  • Knuckle crack, Hang's take on MONEY and INVESTING. Also, PLEASE Limarc, Hang doesn't need a calculator, she just has the numbers in her head. Hang IS the calculator. (24:10)
  • Why did Quibi fail? Was Chrissy's Court with Chrissy Teigen not enough? Of course, Richard has no idea who Chrissy Teigen is (27:30)

Read the stories mentioned in this podcast:

  1. What are the differences between Gen Z and other Generations? from Dara Fontein's Hootsuite article: https://blog.hootsuite.com/generation-z-statistics-social-marketers/
  2. Generation Z is over here organizing rallies with thousands of people and Utsav couldn't rally the block. Gen Z Is Emerging As The Sustainability Generation by Greg Petro on Forbes.
  3. Gen Z’s Money Legos on Hacker Noon by @julianhosp. If you aren't investing by 20, you're late to the game, according to Hang.
  4. Quibi's Launch: Why It Fell Flat With GenZ on Hacker Noon by @@pranc_ https://hackernoon.com/quibis-launch-why-it-fell-flat-with-genz-8g5w3z8z

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May 5, 2021  

The Implications of Serverless CMS

Amy Tom talks to Pavel Desjnuk, Co-founder and CTO of Webiny, and Richard Kubina, Full-Stack Developer Extrodinaire at Hacker Noon, about the implications of serverless CMS. They discuss serverless migration, whether to go serverless or stay on-prem, and the security implications of serverless CMS. Should you trust serverless systems? Can you easily migrate to a serverless system? Find out on this episode of the Hacker Noon podcast.

In this episode, Amy talks to Pavel Desjnuk and Richard Kubina about:

  • What does serverless CMS really mean? (06:30)
  • Would Richard implement a serverless CMS? (12:20)
  • The security implications of serverless systems (14:30)
  • Serverless systems for small businesses (18:50)
  • When Coca-Cola moved to a serverless system and saved 60% of their bill (21:45)
  • How to establish a connection between your Headless CMS and a page builder (30:40)
  • Whether your API gets bombarded with queries with serverless CMS (36:00)

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May 4, 2021  

She’s At The Edge Of The Cloud

  • Amy Tom chats with Mark Gamble, the Product & Solutions Marketing Director at Couchbase, about Edge Computing. They talk about being at the edge of the cloud, moving your data operations closer to your customer, and assessing your need for edge computing. Mark explains tiered data systems, setting up data centers to avoid system downtime, computing configuration for faster response time.

    In this episode, Amy and Mark talk about:

    • Mark's definition of edge computing - bringing data and computing closer to the applications that are being consumed (10:00)
    • How to get to the edge of the cloud and closer to the customer (13:40)
    • Target suffered a 2-hour POS system outage and lost $50 Million (16:25)
    • What is driving the growth of edge computing - an alternative to meeting the demand of internet users (22:00)
    • The balancing act between the cost of edge computing with the risk of downtime (23:58)
    • How to manage analytic processing of large amounts of data while avoiding high latency when you require a real-time response of your application (30:00)
    • A layered data storage approach to dictate where the data is stored (35:00)

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April 28, 2021  

Big Dictator Energy

What happens when big corp shuts down conversation? What is Russia's deal with Sputnik exports? Crypto in Africa — equalizing force, or daydream? Join Linh, Natasha, Amy, Limarc and Damian for This Week on Planet Internet:

  • Is there such a thing as a no politics culture? (1:40)
  • Amy Tom goes real deep, real early #sorrynotsorry (3:22)
  • "Pleasant" for whom, Basecamp? PLEASANT 👏 FOR 👏 WHOM 👏 (07:54)
  • Naturally Limarc Ambalina's gon' be playing devil's advocate (09:40)
  • Key Takeaway: if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, get a mediator (12:24)
  • Why is Russia exporting so much Sputnik? (14:55)
  • Limarc kind of maybe sympathizes with a Russian Dictator's decision to let his people die (16:40)
  • Africa: the continent of milk and honey for startups and cryptos? (21:10)
  • Necessity is the mother of all invention... (29:32)
  • No gods no masters — down with regulation! (32:56)

Read the stories mentioned in this podcast:

  1. Is there such a thing as a “no politics” culture? Letters from Basecamp Founder and Coinbase Founder (medium link ugh): https://world.hey.com/jason/changes-at-basecamp-7f32afc5 and https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-is-a-mission-focused-company-af882df8804?gi=d00265f16919
  2. Russia, vaccine, science, space war, and more: from The daily aka Linh's main source of podcast lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/podcasts/the-daily/russia-vaccine-coronavirus-vladimir-putin.html
  3. Africa startups news on Hacker Noon! Question: out of the 69 billion raised for startups reported by Pitchbook in Q1 of 2021, how many are based or partially based in Africa? Prob not much.
  4. Crypto in Africa News on Hacker Noon. Equalizing force or a daydream? https://hackernoon.com/more-africans-walk-towards-financial-freedom-due-to-cryptocurrencies-552z33xu

This podcast was hosted by Linh Dao Smooke and panelled by Natasha Nel, Amy Tom, and Limarc Ambalina. This week we're also joined by our brand new podcast editor, Damian McIlhenny!

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April 27, 2021  

GitOps, Kubernetes, and Databases

Git-whaaatttt? Amy Tom gets into GitOps and Kubernetes with Matt Ingenthron, Sr. Director of Engineering, Couchbase, and Viktor Farcic, Open-Source Program Manager & Developer Relations at Shipa. Amy, Matt, and Viktor break down what GitOps really means, how it influences your dev team, and how to use Kubernetes with GitOps practices. They also discuss using CI/CD to modify the Git repository that defines the operator.

 

In this episode, Amy talks to Matt and Victor about:

  • The difference between GitOps and DevOps (05:37)
  • How GitOps practices can improve your IT operations (07:54)
  • Describing Kubernetes objects inside a repository (12:22)
  • Using CI/CD to modify the Git repository that defines the operator (23:11)

 

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April 26, 2021  

AWS Lambda: What Kind of Serverless Applications Can I Make?

Amy Tom talks to Pavel Denisjuk about AWS Lambda and serverless applications. Pavel is the Co-Founder and CTO at Webiny. Amy and Pavel discuss Pavel's career in entrepreneurship, building applications with AWS Lambda, the advantages and disadvantages of going serverless, and examples of running AWS Lambda functions with event triggers.

 

In this episode, Amy talks to Pavel about:

  • AWS Lambda and its limitations (06:15)
  • Building a serverless application vs an on-prem application (10:07)
  • Planning a serverless application project (16:41)
  • AWS Lambda event triggers and functions (21:20)
  • The technical knowledge required to build an AWS Lambda application with Webiny (25:25)

 

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April 21, 2021  

How Many Devs Does It Take to Fly on Mars?

What's David's hot take on Facebook's pivot to audio? Hands up if you think the Mars Helicopter video is a deep fake! ALSO: are kids growing up during a global panini more likely to get face tattoos? 😱 Shoot the shit with Hacker Noon's Editors —

This Week on Planet Internet:

  • Props to the 12k open source devs Github says contributed to Ingenuity's maiden voyage! (0:33)
  • Hands up if you think the Mars Helicopter video is a deep fake (3:52)
  • Catch David's Hot Take on Facebook's pivot to audio (06:18)
  • Hey WTF happened to Libra? (07:23)
  • Are kids growing up during a global panini more likely to get face tattoos? (08:50)
  • Is Substack's margin really Facebook's opportunity? (11:03)
  • Find out how Facebook's moderators accidentally helped Hacker Noon sell more t-shirts (15:46)
  • Is any system that claims to be blockchain voting "neither blockchain, nor voting?" (17:13)
  • Do you stan #decentralization? (22:42)
  • What worldwide crypto adoption sounds like (25:23)
  • Oh hey, happy 4/20, everybody! (30:12)

Read the tech stories talked about this podcast: 

1. Open source goes to Mars by Nat Friedman for The GitHub Blog: https://github.blog/2021-04-19-open-source-goes-to-mars/ 

2. Five takeaways about Facebook's pivot to audio by Casey Newton from Platformer: https://www.platformer.news/p/5-takeaways-about-facebooks-pivot 

3. 3 Reasons Why Blockchain Won't #ReleaseTheKraken: An Interview with John Sebes of TrustTheVote.org by Benjamin Bateman for Hacker Noon: https://hackernoon.com/3-reasons-why-blockchain-wont-releasethekraken-an-interview-with-john-sebes-of-trustthevoteorg-713i339y

4. Cannabis banking act passes U.S. House with bipartisan support by Matt Burns (lol) for Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/20/cannabis-banking-act-passes-u-s-house-with-bipartisan-support/  

 

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April 20, 2021  

Should I Use An Embedded Database In My Mobile Application?

Amy Tom chats to Jens Alfke about embedded databases in mobile applications and how they live within your application and sync to your server. Jens is the Mobile Architect at Couchbase and a former Software Engineer at Apple. They talk about developing a mobile application with an embedded database vs a database on the server, edge computing, and the technical skills required to implement embedded databases.

 

In this episode, Amy and Jens talk about:

  • The use of a mobile database versus a database that you would develop on desktop (03:45)
  • Edge computing's role in embedded databases (17:40)
  • The reasons why someone would implement an embedded database into a mobile application (21:12)
  • The skills required for developers interested in embedded a database into their mobile application (27:38)

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April 15, 2021  

Does a Bear Shitcoin in the Woods?

Has the market cap of cryptocurrencies really exceeded that of Apple? Should you have started buying shitcoins in 2013? Does Microsoft really want to acquire Discord? Do we still trust Fitbit? 

This Week on Planet Internet:

  • HackerNoon CEO David Smooke asks: if it was yours, would you sell Discord to Microsoft? From (00:29)
  • Editors Limarc Ambalina and Amy Tom debate the overall awfulness of Teams (00:40)
  • David says "market crap" around (05:28) and nobody even hears it
  • Everyone decides categorically that Natasha Nel should stop telling people people the crypto bubble's gonna burst (07:22)
  • Check in on Limarc's dogecoin earnings (09:32)
  • Do a team vibe check on Fitbit (11:10)
  • Remind ourselves that if you're not paying, you're the product (12:51)
  • DRINK EVERY TIME DAVID SAYS SHITCOIN (16:37)

Read the tech news stories mentioned in this show: 

  1. Why Microsoft Wants Discord by Tom Warren for The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/26/22352028/microsoft-discord-acquisition-analysis-report 

  2. Cryptocurrency Market Overtakes Apple — The World's Most Valuable Company — In Market Capitalization by Shivdeep Dhaliwal for Benzinga: https://www.benzinga.com/node/20613282 
  3. Think You Know Why Google Acquired Fitbit? Think Again! by Haris Shahid for Hacker Noon: https://hackernoon.com/think-you-know-why-google-acquired-fitbit-think-again-w4h332n 
  4. Mastering Shitcoins II - The Poor Man's Guide to Getting Rich by Daniel Jeffries for Hacker Noon: https://hackernoon.com/mastering-shitcoins-ii-the-poor-mans-guide-to-getting-rich-nvo33j3 
April 13, 2021  

Document Databases vs Relational Databases

Javascript developers rejoice! Amy Tom talks to Eric Bishard and Arun Vijayaraghavan about the differences between a Document Database and a Relational Database. Eric and Arun explain JSON Document Databases and also discuss NodeJS SDKs, ODMs vs ORMs, and more. Eric is the Developer Advocate and Arun is a Product Manager; both work at Couchbase.

In this episode, Amy chats to Eric and Arun about:

  • The differences between a Document Database and a Relational Database (06:56)
  • The differences between an ODM and an ORM (18:45)
  • Learning Nickel Querying through Ottoman ODM (26:58)

Follow Arun Vijayaraghavan and Eric Bishard:

  • Follow Arun Vijayaraghavan on GitHub
  • Connect with Arun Vijayaraghavan on LinkedIn
  • Follow Eric Bishard on Twitter
  • Follow Eric Bishard on GitHub
  • Follow Eric Bishard on Dev.to

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April 8, 2021  

Reviewing The Results Of The 2020 Tech Lead Developer Survey

In this episode, Amy Tom talks to Matt Groves, the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Couchbase, and Brant Burnett, the Systems Architect at CenterEdge Software about the results from the 2020 Tech Lead Developer survey that was conducted by Couchbase. The survey revealed that 86% of respondents experienced challenges within their development teams. Amy, Matt, and Brant broke down the challenges, which included setting clear, measurable goals and having access to the right technology.

 

In this episode, Amy talks to Matt and Brant about:

  • Setting clear and measurable goals was indicated as one of the biggest challenges developer teams faced in 2020 (06:48)
  • Investing in the right tools can save you time and money. Remember that the tools aren't generally your biggest expense; the people are. Focusing on making them as productive as possible is really the best way to save money (09:10)
  • Addressing organizational technical debt is another common challenge that developer teams face (15:22)
  • Hiring increased in development teams across 2020. Last year opened the doors to remote hiring, which allows developer teams to hire the best of the best regardless of timezone (26:19)

Read more about the 2020 Tech Lead Developer Survey

 

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March 26, 2021  

How Decentralized Can We Get in The Modern World?

Amy Tom (a new voice on the podcast and a Hacker Noon editor!) is joined by Sharmini Ravindran, the CMO at Mysterium Network. They discuss achieving anonymity from the modern Internet, incentivizing peer-to-peer networks on a global scale to improve personal privacy and data control, and the humanitarian aspects of Internet accessibility.

In this episode, Amy and Sharmini chat about:

  • Whether true decentralization from the modern Internet is possible or not (20:00)
  • The shift towards distributed permissionless peer-peer networks (03:45)
  • VPN nodes that allow anonymous bandwidth sharing between peers (13:25)
  • The humanitarian impact of the Internet and what happens when control is taken away from the user (27:00)
  • The varying levels of control placed upon the Internet in different countries (11:15, 22:30)

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February 15, 2021  

The Definitive Bubbleball Book and The Future of the NBA’s Revenue

The Washington Post's Ben Golliver joins Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke to discuss the process of writing his new book, "Bubbleball: Inside the NBA's Fight to Save a Season," and the pandemic's impact on the NBA's revenue. With no/few fans in the stands and the decline in the number of games from the pandemic, the National Basketball Association is expected to loss about $4 billion dollars in 2021. In addition to discussing his bubble writing and publishing process, we talk about the NBA's options to stimulate revenue, such as expansion fees for new franchises and how to make substantial investments into the NBA's digital experience. 

 

Some related reads on Hacker Noon (where we usually publish more about things like software development, blockchains, startups, and everything tech):

 

Buy the book - Bubbleball: Inside the NBA's Fight to Save a Season

November 27, 2020  

The Making of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners | Skydance Interactive Podcast

In this special episode of the Hacker Noon podcast, Limarc talks to Mark Domowicz and Todd Adamson from Skydance Interactive, the acclaimed developer of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, one of the best virtual reality games on the market today. 

 

Skydance Interactive is a relatively new company, powered by seasoned veterans in the gaming industry. Mark and Todd bring years of experience to the table, having worked for Pandemic Studios and Treyarch respectively. 

 

Limarc talks to Mark and Todd about the making of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, the ethics and morals behind violent video games in VR, as well as the challenges they had to face throughout the development of the game and porting the game to the Oculus Quest.

 

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November 25, 2020  

The Making of Arizona Sunshine | Vertigo Games Podcast

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Arjen van Heck from Vertigo Games, one of the biggest VR game developers in the industry, and the renowned creators of the zombie apocalypse game Arizona Sunshine

 

Vertigo Games has proven to be a versatile development company, having released titles in completely different genres, such as A Fisherman’s Tale and Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl.

 

Limarc and Arjen talk about the making of Arizona Sunshine, porting the game over to Oculus Quest, ethical and moral decisions within VR game development, and Vertigo Games’ upcoming title, After the Fall

 

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October 28, 2020  

Catching up with NIS America | How COVID has Changed the Gaming Industry

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Erin Kim from NIS America, the respected developers of the Disgaea and Prinny series. They are also the publisher of many of the most popular Japanese role-playing games that have been ported to English speaking countries, including Trails of Cold Steel, The Ys Series, and Danganronpa. 

 

Limarc and Erin talk about NIS America’s upcoming game releases, as well as how the company has adjusted to the changes in the gaming industry brought on by COVID-19. 

 

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October 21, 2020  

Gaming on the Blockchain Becomes Larger Than Just Gaming

Idan Zuckerman is a co-Founder at Upland and talks to Hacker Noon about his experiences from developing Upland - A EOS-based MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game). Joining Utsav as a co-Host is Reza Jafery, the Chief Blockchain Officer at Akoin.

 

They discuss the potential of Blockchain-based games, challenges faced, adoption strategies implemented, and key results obtained.

 

Check out Upland: https://twitter.com/uplandme

 

Check out Akoin: https://twitter.com/AkoinOfficial

 

Idan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/idanzuck

 

Reza’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RezaJafery

 

Utsav’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/utsav_jaiswal1

 

Continue reading about blockchain, economics, and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

October 21, 2020  

Business Blockchains: Whither Now?

Lars Rensing is the CEO at PROTOKOL and a co-Founder at ARK.io and talks to Hacker Noon about his experiences from developing PROTOKOL - to solve real business challenges through the power of custom blockchain solutions. Joining Lars is Justin Renken, the Senior Brand Manager at ARK.io.

 

They discuss making Blockchain accessible to corporations, the future of content marketing, and the challenges of building a Point, Click, Blockchain.

 

Check out PROTOKOL: https://www.protokol.com/

Check out ARK: https://ark.io/

 

Lars’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/l_rensing

Justin’s Podcast: https://podcast.ARK.io

Utsav’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/utsav_jaiswal1

 

Continue reading about blockchain, economics, and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

October 4, 2020  

The Push vs Pull Life: Cons of Recommendation Systems

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Microsoft Engineer and Noonies Nominee Nataraj Sindam. In this second segment of a 3-part podcast, Nataraj and Limarc talk about the push vs pull life and the cons of recommendation systems.

With thanks to our Noonies award sponsors:

Don’t forget to vote for Nataraj in the 2020 Noonie Awards. 

Covered in this podcast:

  • What is the push vs pull life?
  • The pros and cons of recommendation systems

 

CHECK OUT PART 1 OF THIS PODCAST:

 

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October 2, 2020  

The Future of Tech Belongs to Those Who Build It

What are the best product development principles and processes for building a better internet? Those who design, decide. I may have trained an AI to host this podcast — but the tech industry insights inside are all 100% human. Tune in for a far-reaching conversation with me, Natasha Nel's AI alter-ego, and seven of hackernoon.com's top contributors. 

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

🎙️ IN THIS EPISODE:

· Ryan Dawson on trolls, misinformation, and online hate (02:45); why Wikipedia is a strong example of good product design principles (03:10); why other platforms struggle to police the quality of content posted on their sites (03:52); and which story he'd put on a billboard to demonstrate the negative potential of making decisions from a place of fear or narrow-mindedness (04:27).

· Melinda L.B Lewis on what she'd put on a billboard (05:35) and why, paradoxically, disconnecting from technology is likely to make you better at engaging with it (06:05).

· Sandra Shpilberg on the definition and importance of Single Deep Focus in the process of creating and developing (06:35) and the four simple steps you can take to achieve a Single Deep Focus state (07:44).

· Alexey Grigorev on ideation, talking to people, coming up with solutions (10:28); how to know when you've got a good blog post idea on your hands, and how to begin the writing process (11:18).

· Benjamin Mmari on staying connected in COVID-19 times and the risk of working in a silo (12:35);  when Zoom just isn't quite the same an in-person conferences (14:01); and how to overcome pandemic-induced obstacles to your productivity (15:09).

· Rishabh Anand on creating and writing things that add value; following a research-intensive ideation process (15:57); the tools and tactics of a visual learner, and defeating writer's block (17:09).

· Yonatan Kagansky on the influence the internet has on our brains; the risk of becoming puppets; going #BackToTheInternet (18:22); the most common mistake product developers are making today, and how to use the Story Test to determine product viability (19:31).

With special thanks to Vladimiros Peilivanidis for the introduction to this episode, and The 2020 Noonies sponsors who made this all possible: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

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September 30, 2020  

AI and Quantum Computing to the Rescue

Ever wondered what a podcast would sound like if it was hosted by an AI? Look no further. In this episode of Hacker Noon's Noonies chatcast series, Natasha Nel's AI alter-ego asks three top Hacker Noon Contributors which technological innovation they think will save the world and why. Buckle up for surreal meta moment from the future of robot podcasting

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

IN THIS PODCAST: 

(01:24) Rishabh Anand on artificial intelligence

(05:19) Vladimiros Peilivanidis on quantum

(06:25) Aditi Bhatnagar on computing speed and human possibility

 

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September 25, 2020  

The Reciprocation Effect: How Fornite and Spotify Make Millions

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Microsoft Engineer and Noonies Nominee Nataraj Sindam. In part 1 of this podcast, Nataraj and Limarc talk about The Freemium Model and The Reciprocation Effect, a pricing strategy used by some of the world’s largest companies, including Fortnite and Spotify. 

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

Don’t forget to vote for Nataraj in the 2020 Noonie Awards. 

 

Covered in Part 1 of this podcast: 

  • Benefits of The Freemium Model
  • What is the Reciprocation Effect?

 

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September 23, 2020  

Stellar and Akoin on The Unsexy Side of Blockchain — Regulation, Banking, Accessibility, and Privacy

Denelle Dixon is the CEO at the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization to support the development and growth of the open-source Stellar network. Reza Jafery is the Chief Blockchain Officer at Akoin, the crypto-foray by Akon to evolve, empower, and promote entrepreneurship in Africa and beyond.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

On the Hacker Noon podcast, they discuss their companies’ progress in helping make cryptocurrencies more accessible, enabling developers to build apps and dApps on top of their ecosystems, and the crypto-verse in general.

 

Continue reading about blockchain, economics, and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Check our annual Noonies Awards nominees https://noonies.tech/.

Voting is now live!

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

 

September 22, 2020  

How To Solve Problems Like a Software Developer

Problem solving — technologists do it differently.™ Natasha Nel asks 5 top Hacker Noon Contributors to share their secret problem-solving frameworks, so that we can all learn to think like devs, during a time in which troubleshooting skills couldn't be more coveted.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

IN THIS PODCAST:

🎬 (02:55) Rishabh Anand on why a whiteboard helps with problem solving, and finding your own path forward

📝 (05:38) Ryan Dawson on figuring out the business objectives behind problems, the agile method, and seeking out meaningful feedback

🐛 (06:46) Paul Bailey with two frameworks for debugging — as a programmer —as well as an AI named Jane

💠 (10:55) Aditi Bhatnagar on doing the research and connecting the dots

🍔 (12:48) Alexey Grigorev on the MoSCoW method, the 80/20 rule, and much, much more

 

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September 21, 2020  

Decentralization Debate Club: Blockchain, Autonomy, and DeFi

Has what started with Satoshi spun off into an hype-driven, ICO-indulgent startup industry of solutions for nothing? Or is blockchain technology and the mass decentralization it makes possible still worth the hype? Answered in 5 minutes by two top Hacker Noon Contributors — Mario Alves and Vladimiros Peilivanidis — tune in for a Decentralization Debate Club episode with Natasha Nel.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

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September 15, 2020  

Black Mirror Tech IRL: Hacker Noon Writers on What’s Worrying in 2021

Natasha Nel from Hacker Noon asks 7 Top Hacker Noon Contributors to weigh in with their scariest tech predictions for 2021 — expect a 10-minute American Horror Story anthology on everything from AI and Privacy to Content Overproduction and the internet’s impact on the planet.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

IN THIS PODCAST

  • (01:00) Ryan Dawson on how much data we’re giving away without realizing it;
  • (01:45) Matt Klein on ubiquitous tech and resulting and related content overproduction; 
  • (03:30) Aditi Bhatnagar on what our collective data is being used for; 
  • (04:40) Vladimiros Peilivanidis on the next wave of intelligence being designed by us lowly humans; 
  • (05:10) Gajesh Naik on AI and automation stealing iterative jobs; 
  • (05:50) Sharmistha Chatterjee on whether or not your industry’s advancing faster than you are; 
  • And at (07:40) Melinda LB Lewis on the internet’s impact on our planet

The good news? The solutions to these problems and more are on hackernoon.com right now. (Probably.)

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September 8, 2020  

Technology Trends for 2021: A Forecast from Hacker Noon’s Top Writers

Natasha Nel asks 10 of Hacker Noon’s Top Contributors to weigh in with their strategic tech predictions for 2021 — expect a briefing on everything from recession startups and (self) edtech to AI applied to end Covid-19 and the commoditization of Machine Learning.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

IN THIS PODCAST: 

September 8, 2020  

Storytelling in Virtual Reality - The State of VR w/One Hamsa

In this podcast, Limarc talks to VR video game developers Assaf Ronen and Dave Levy from One Hamsa about storytelling in virtual reality and the state of VR in 2020. Assaf and Dave talk about their success on the Oculus Quest with their futuristic racquetball VR game, Racket NX, as well as their upcoming game which aims to bring effective storytelling mechanics to the VR medium.

 

Covered in this interview: 

  • How One Hamsa began
  • Why it is an advantage to develop games for the VR market
  • Tips for VR game developers on choosing innovative mechanics
  • The state of VR in 2020
  • What needs to change for VR to thrive
  • Oculus Quest forcing users to create a Facebook account

 

READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM: 

 

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September 4, 2020  

Natasha from Hacker Noon Reads You a Tech Story or Two · EP01

This week’s top tech stories on hackernoon.com cover everything from robots to unicorns. Tune in for a 6-min summary from Natasha Nel, Managing Editor at Hacker Noon; read hackernoon.com for the full stories.

IN THIS PODCAST:

Read the full stories: hackernoon.com

August 31, 2020  

How to Hack a Huge Career in Tech with PR Expert & Founder Sarah Evans

Natasha Nel from hackernoon.com sits down with Sarah Evans—tech industry PR legend and strategic communications startup founder—to talk all things branding and influence: from personal to B2B. In this podcast:
  • How to accumulate 100k *genuine* followers on Twitter
  • What “newsworthy” looks like today
  • How to increase credibility when you’re not getting traditional media coverage
  • Where to pitch stories to build real brand validation
  • Moving from being a Manager to being a Master Collaborator
  • Hacking evidence of the work experience employers are looking for online
  • Creating a company-wide ‘Emotional Compass’ for more mindful communications
  • Why and how to start building a network—especially when you don’t need one
  • How to grow your influence by amplifying the voices of those around you
READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM
VOTE FOR YOUR BEST TECH IN THE 2020 NOONIES:
KEEP UP WITH SARAH EVANS:
August 25, 2020  

Building for Return on Environment with Product Strategist Dani Laity

Natasha asks Dani Laity of Aurora Sustainability to unpack the sustainable tech product strategies and monetization models powering Aurora Sustainability—2020 Noonie Nominee in for Best Use of Tech for Good in hackernoon.com’s annual internet awards!
VOTE: noonies.tech 
 
Covered in this interview: 
  • How solve problems so relevant that your products build themselves
  • The global shift from return on investment to return on environment
  • Why betting on millennial interests is good business
  • The fringe benefits of a distributed team, made up entirely of part-time freelancers and side-hustlers
  • Why it’s important to over-emote when your team is remote
  • Product strategy’s most transferable skills, from banking and fintech to sustainability
READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM
VOTE FOR YOUR BEST TECH IN THE 2020 NOONIES:
TAKE THE AURORA SUSTAINABILITY QUIZ:
JOIN THE AURORA SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY: 
August 19, 2020  

Monica Quaintance and Lisa JY Tan on Public Blockchains — Design, Security, Economics, and Fairness

Monica Quaintance, who is the Head of Research and Networks at Kadena Blockchain. She’s a former Senior Data Engineer at Rent the Runway and a former Quantitative Analytics Engineer at the SEC. Joining Utsav Jaiswal from Hacker Noon as co-host is Lisa JY Tan, Founder and Lead Economist at Economics Design.

They discuss Monica’s entry into Blockchain, the state of Blockchains in general and her contribution to the development of the Kadena Public Blockchain, how it provides cross-chain transactions, smart contracts, and the myth of unhackable Blockchains. 

Monica also serves as a co-Founder at Universal Consensus, through which, she advocates for more diversity in the Blockchain sector to realize true universal consensus.

Continue reading about blockchain, economics and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Check our annual Noonies Awards nominees https://noonies.tech/.

Voting is now live!

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

 

August 10, 2020  

How (and Why) to Build and Launch Products in 24hrs with Zoe Chew

Natasha Nel interviews 6x Noonie Nominee*, hackernoon.com Contributor, and Prolific Maker, Zoe Chew, to talk Product, Tech, Startups, and Marketing.
 
*PUBLIC NOMS CLOSE AT NOON ON WED, 12 AUG: Last chance to get your best in tech (or yourself) nominated for some well-deserved industry recognition this year! Choose from over 200+ Tech Industry Awards and Add Your Last-Minute Noonies Nominations at NOONIES.TECH today :rocket:
 
THINGS COVERED IN THIS CONVERSATION:
  • How to transition from a marketing career to product building and consulting
  • How to come up with good ideas for great products 
  • How to build and launch products in 24 hours
  • The value of keeping things simple
  • How to keep yourself accountable to your goals and stop procrastinating
  • Strategies for success as a solo founder
  • Zoe’s 3-level approach to branding and marketing yourself as a tech professional / introvert
  • How to stay productive and motivated working remotely
  • And so much more!
Read 

https://hackernoon.com/tagged/product

https://hackernoon.com/tagged/startups https://hackernoon.com/tagged/technology https://hackernoon.com/tagged/marketing

Keep up with Zoe Chew
July 22, 2020  

Clarity programming language talk with Diwaker Gupta, Aaron Blankstein, Maurice Herlihy and Alberto Cuesta Canada

Utsav Jaiswal hosts Diwaker Gupta, Head of Engineering at Blockstack, Aaron Blankstein, Engineer at Blockstack, Maurice Herlihy, Engineer and Advisor at Algorand and Alberto Cuesta Canada, Lead Blockchain Instructor at BeyondSkills and a Hacker Noon contributor to talk everything about Clarity, a new smart contracting language. Hacker Noon’s best contributing writers discuss the need of new programming language by Blockstack and Algorand, how feasible it will be, what improvements and adjustments of Clarity to the existing ecosystem and more. 

 

Continue reading about blockstack, programming, decentralization and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Check our annual Noonies Awards nominees https://noonies.tech/

Nominations are now open until August 13th.

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

 

July 13, 2020  

BREAKING: Hacker Noon’s 2020 Noonies Awards Launches TODAY at noonies.tech

Join Hacker Noon’s Managing Editor, Natasha Nel, for a quick briefing on this year’s biggest, greenest and most independent tech industry awards: Hacker Noon’s prestigious #Noonies. 

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The 2020 #Noonies are made possible by Amplify Brokerage, the world’s first global zero trading fee cryptocurrency trading platform. GET STARTED: https://bit.ly/2O9xrzJ 

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The original Noonies was conceptualized in early 2019, mostly as a ploy to distract our community from how many things were wrong with the site when we first moved off Medium in July of that same year. It turned into something bigger than we at Hacker Noon could’ve ever imagined.
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This year, we’ve 10x’d the thing (sorry - touchy phrase in tech these days, I know) and the New Noonies includes two new award categories, and over 100 new award titles. In this quick listen, Natasha runs you through this year’s Noonies selection process; a few of her favourite awards, and how nominations and voting will work this year. Enjoy!

Nominate your best people and products in tech today: noonies.tech!

July 9, 2020  

Why Mahbod wants the President of Genius.com to be Black

Mahbod Moghadam, a Co-Founder of Rap Genius, a founding member of Everipedia, a Yale and Stanford alumni, joins Utsav Jaiswal on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss the need for more black leadership and why the CEO of biggest black-culture American website needs to be black.

Mahbod shares how his passion for music and education in high school influenced his future career. He shares how Genius started off as Rap Exegesis as an overnight project and grew to become the hip-hop torch-bearer it is today, worldwide.

They also discuss the need for black leadership, racism in the tech industry, and the role of cryptocurrency in reducing inequalities in societies. 

Mahbod ends with his opinion on Kanye West's decision to run for the president of the United States and a promise to campaign for Ye.

Continue reading about leadership, black culture, tech stories, and startups on Hacker Noon.

Also check Mahbod’s latest stories on Hacker Noon:

The CEO of my company, Genius, must be Black

GENIUS V. GOOGLE: The Founder of Genius’ 100% Unbiased Take and Perspectives

 

Check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

July 8, 2020  

Who is Linh Dao Smooke? A conversation about Entrepreneurship, Leadership and the Impact of Technology and Education with the Hacker Noon COO

Linh Dao Smooke discusses Entrepreneurship, running Hacker Noon, and the importance of education with Henry Le of Vietnam Tech Society.

Linh shares how her opportunity to study abroad in India at age 17 has shaped the course of her life forever. Grateful for her scholarships to schools in India and the US, Linh has been creating opportunities for students and young professionals through her various initiatives in education, such as the creation of the Creative Kid Project. 

Linh discusses Hacker Noon's business model, how the company interacts with its community of writers and readers, operations processes and the next big steps Hacker Noon is taking to build a better Internet. Linh also shares insights of Hacker Noon break up with Medium and highlights the values of no paywall and free Internet on which Hacker Noon philosophy is built. 

Continue reading about education, leadership, tech stories, and business lessons on Hacker Noon.

Also, keep up Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATIONGiphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitterthe Tech Stories Chrome plugin, or just get a technology story published today. P.S. We also are accepting new sponsors.

July 7, 2020  

Decentralized Chat Protocols with Unstoppable Domains Co-Founder and CEO Bradley Kam

Bradley Kam, Co-Founder, and CRO at Unstoppable Domains, joins Utsav Jaiswal and Arthur Tkachenko on the Hacker Noon Podcast to discuss how decentralization enables censorship-resistant peer to peer communication.

Bradley discusses how decentralized registries such as their (dot)crypto lives outside the DNS naming system and how it cannot be pulled down by vested interests. He also shares his opinion on decentralization and security.

Bradley Kam’s speaks on the bylines of the launch of  Dchat, which allows users to encrypt and store messages without the involvement of third parties. Dchat integrates  cryptocurrency wallets and a peer-to-peer (P2P) storage network in order to securely store chat messages that are 100% controlled by users.

Continue reading about blockchain, security, crypto and startups on Hacker Noon.

Also, keep up Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, the Tech Stories Chrome plugin, or just get a technology story published today. P.S. We also are accepting new sponsors.

 

June 25, 2020  

“I Was Making More Money Than God” - John McAfee on the Hacker Noon Podcast

John McAfee talks about making more money than God on the Hacker Noon podcast hosted by David Smooke. https://podcast.hackernoon.com/

McAfee starts off with the impact of one's childhood and how it shapes perspectives. He shares his experiences as an entrepreneur and what it takes to become a multimillionaire. John McAfee also provides a take on the number one danger of the modern Internet and presents an opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement.

McAfee shares anecdotes from his life, how he became the self proclaimed richest man in South Virginia before hitting 18; his recent escape from the United States, his first job at General Electric, where he learned programming and the importance of math in life.

"I'm the best coder alive"

"Don't schedule an interview with this guy again, he's too smart"

- John McAfee 

Continue reading about entrepreneurship, business, startup lessons, and privacy on Hacker Noon.

Also, check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

June 20, 2020  

The power of decentralization, applications development and human rights in the digital age with Filecoin and IPFS founder Juan Benet

Juan Benet, CEO at Protocol Labs, founder of IPFS and Filecoin, joins Utsav Jaiswal and Vaibhav Saini, a Hacker Noon contributing writer, on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss everything Web 3.0. They talk about the lifespan of new applications and protocols, factors influencing the growth rate of application technologies, the history of cloud development,  the philosophy, and as well technology behind IPFS and benchmark of success for Filecoin. Juan also presents his opinion on why human rights ought to be digital and discusses the power dynamics of technology in the era of global connectivity. 

Check related reads on Web 3.0 and IPFS from Hacker Noon contributing writer Vaibhav Saini.

Understanding IPFS in Depth Series: A Beginner to Advanced Guide

10+ Resources Every IPFS Developer Should Know About

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

June 19, 2020  

How to build cryptocurrency exchange from scratch by Adam Todd, CEO & Founder of Digitex Futures

Adam Todd, Lead Developer and CEO of Digitex Futures Exchange, joins Utsav Jaiswal to share his journey in trading and discuss what it takes to build a cryptocurrency exchange. 

They discuss cryptocurrency space in general, bitcoin, and the effort behind building cryptocurrency exchange from scratch. Adam shares the story of his trading experience which started when he was 19, and how it led him to build a zero-fee cryptocurrency exchange.

Check related reads on Digitex, trading and cryptocurrency on Hacker Noon

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

June 15, 2020  

How to Build a Tech Podcast and Engage the Community by Jennifer Hooper, Producer at Code[ish] by Heroku

Jennifer Hooper, the Producer at Code[ish] and Senior Director, Technical Product Marketing, Content, and Brand at Heroku, joins Utsav Jaiswal to share her insights to building a tech podcast. Code[ish] focuses on code, technology and the life of the developer. 

They talk about the place for growth-hacks in technology podcasts, how to add value to the listeners', and the importance of naming your podcast in an SEO-friendly manner. Jennifer, shares her process of sticking to schedules despite millions of moving pieces involved, the challenges of recording from remote locations, and the role of the community in podcasting.

Check related reads on podcasts, Heroku and the power of community on Hacker Noon

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

June 3, 2020  

Your Brain on Instagram Activism

Natasha Nel, Managing Editor at Hacker Noon, has a meandering conversation with the addiction psychologist who lives in her house — in his non-professional capacity — about what might happening to Our Brains on Social Media, as we stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.

Some related reads on Hacker Noon on social media, psychology and activism

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today.

May 28, 2020  

Trump vs. The Internet

What just happened to the internet!? Did our President just sign an executive order that forces social media platforms to be his personal mega phone? Hacker Noon CPO Dane Lyons and CEO David Smooke discuss the possible implications on 45's attempt to change internet law. Some sources discussed in this episode:

Read more about Net Neutrality, Twitter, Censorship, Fact Checking, and the Internet on HackerNoon.com.

May 19, 2020  

How to Recover from Losing Half Your Revenue While Testing Positive for Covid-19

Jim Huffman, CEO of GrowthHit, husband, father of two girls, and author of The Growth Marketer’s Playbook — which “was #1 on Amazon until Seth Godin launched his new book and then it was quickly not #1” — joins Natasha Nel on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss, well, Friday the 13th of March, 2020. A day defined by Jim as ‘The Hardest Day of His Career’, it involved losing $400k in ARR, losing his family’s daycare, and testing positive for Covid-19. This is his comeback story - with actionable tips for how some startups can adapt and recover from pandemic conditions. 

Couple notable links mentioned in the show: 

Wanna be a guest on the Hacker Noon podcast? Email [email protected]Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATIONGiphy (ahem Facebook)Stories about tech podcastingTwitter, or just get a technology story published today

May 19, 2020  

Spotify Makes Exclusive Deal for All Joe Rogan Content - What’s Next for Internet Creators?

Linh Dao Smooke and David Smooke discuss Joe Rogan's upcoming deal with Spotify and the potential implications for internet creators worldwide. Is this a turning point of the internet? Or just the next NBC licensing Friends and The Office to Netflix deal? ... Which was a pretty big deal for Netflix claim to the video streaming market share... Plus we discuss - all while walking in Colorado - how the pandemic has levelled the playing field for limiting production value. Things like Some Good News. If you can, might as well: MAKE SOMETHING TODAY. 

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook), Stories about tech podcastingTwitter, or just get a technology story published today

May 8, 2020  

Open Orchard’s Andrew Levine Discusses Decentralization, Distributed Computing, and Enabling Developers To Build dApps Faster

CEO of Open Orchard, Ex Head of Communications & Advocacy at Steemit Andrew Levine joins Utsav Jaiswal to discuss whither blockchain, what inspired Andrew and his team at Open Orchard to start their project on launching new Blockchain Koinos, the driving philosophy as well as the underlying technology. Andrew talks about the differences between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hiveblocks and Koinos Blockchains, how the Koinos will enable developers build their own dApps faster. Community's questions asked via #HackerNoonKoinos, related to explaining Blockchain to those not in the know, how success and knowledge are not as intertwined, the role of open source community and technology stalwarts in the adoption of niche technologies, and why the best way to boost progress in the world is to make it easier for everyone to launch more powerful applications.

Check related reads on Hacker Noon:

Inside Tron's Steem Takeover Attempt and the Birth of the Hive Blockchain

https://hackernoon.com/tagged/open-source

https://hackernoon.com/tagged/blockchain

 

May 1, 2020  

Washington Post’s Ben Golliver Discusses NBA’s Microsoft Partnership, Kawhi’s Logo Lawsuit, and the Modern Reporter’s Techstack

Washington Post NBA Reporter Ben Golliver joins David Smooke on the  Hacker Noon podcast to discuss Microsoft winning the NBA deal, what the Kawhi Leonard logo lawsuit means for the shoe industry, how the reporter’s tech stack has evolved over his career, what talents and traits lead to quality front office decision makers, the path from blogging to mainstream media, how the pandemic affected sports podcast advertising budgets, ways NBA players can make more money off the court, what it’s like to break Lebon James’ controversial China statements, the future of monetizing micro-content, the possibility of NBA players holding stock in their franchises, the emerging long tail seo of podcast listenership, and of course, how much fun it is to watch Zion hoop (“If LeBron is the athlete of Twitter, Zion is the NBA athlete of Instagram”). Also check out Ben’s G.O.A.T and Open Floor podcasts. 

Some related reads on Hacker Noon:

April 8, 2020  

Holochain Deep Dive with Arthur Brock and Eric-Harris-Braun

Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube.

 

In this episode Utsav Jaiswal interviews Arthur Brock and Eric Harris-Braun, Co-Founders of Holochain - an Open Source framework for building fully distributed, peer-to-peer applications. 

They talk about Holochain’s mission and values, how it differs from Blockchains, and how to manage distributed teams. 

 

“What we've been interested in is really how do we collectively shape currents, flows for a better world, for greater collective intelligence, for coordinating and collaborating better.”

 - Arthur Brock

 

“Holochain is what we've come to after a very long time and a lot of intense efforts in understanding those (biological) patterns of how to create tools for distributed collective intelligence... And Holochain is our answer to being able to do that.”

- Eric Harris-Braun

 

“It creates currencies that are not speculated. It creates currencies that are based on actual production. People, for a long time, have been wondering why we have all these currencies when the government can issue as much of it as they want, whenever they want. 

It's funny, in the blockchain world, they call their currencies non-fiat and government currencies - fiat, but blockchain currencies are also actually fiat. 

They are declared out of nowhere

Whereas, if you do this other pattern of creating mutual credit currencies based on productive capacity, then you are actually creating something that represents actual value in the world and our economics can become based on value rather than speculation.”

- Eric Harris-Braun

 

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March 27, 2020  

Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal discuss Decentralization, Challenges, and Solutions with The NEM Foundation’s President Alex Tinsman and NEM CTO Nate D’Amico

Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube.

In this episode Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal interview Alex Tinsman, President at NEM.io Foundation and NEM’s CTO Nate D’Amico.  

They discuss cryptocurrency adoption, difference between NEM, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and blockchain platform, and Nem.IO Foundation, gender role in crypto tech spheres, blockchain decentralization, Nem’s operation mindset and the future of NEM. 

Interview was recorded on January 18th, 2020. 

“What's pretty interesting about the trajectory with the path for the NEM is that it was so forward thinking with the security features that it has always overcome and remained when all these other coins on platforms kind of went away. I think it has a bright future with technology. Platforms like NEM stick around because they are forward thinking with their features and their abilities.” 

“I want to be a part of change and the only way to do so is to educate yourself. And the only way to educate yourself is to get dirty. To get dirty with the code, get dirty with the channels, understand. Get into the thick of it. And then it gets really exciting [blockchain and cryptocurrency) because it opens up the opportunity for anyone. Anyone, no matter what your skills set is, everyone has the same level of playing field.  So I don't really think of it as a female thing, I think of it as an empowering tool that anyone and everyone can be a part of. So to me it's not gender, it's a movement.” -

Alex Tinsman

“If someone on even local, city council level wanted to do a similar voting style that we are using for the NEM ecosystem, they could launch a private or public chain and it doesn't really matter as functionally of the network would be doing the same thing. They could launch a private chain or public chain and still make it auditable, so anyone could have a verifiable data that they would check and download. And then they could configure that network by just tuning a couple labs when they launch it to decide how the consensus works. So if you’re launching a six server node of private network for local city council loading and you’re gonna use it once and then archive it for historical verification purposes, and then every year stand up a new network - you could configure it in a very simplified way that gives you total control on how to protect the network.”

- Nate D'Amico

 

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