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E62 - Banking the Unbanked with Anton Mozgovoy - Former VP of Technology at Humaniq

Episode 62 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Former VP of Technology at Humaniq, Anton Mozgovoy

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In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Anton Mozgovoy, former VP of Technology at Humaniq. 

They discuss his prior project in which the blockchain was utilized and a coin created to bring financial power to the unbanked in Africa; at its peak, they were 500,000 members strong. They also get a bit into the challenges facing the growing generational divide being accelerated by the pace of advancing technology, as well as the global forces at play in the technology space.

“There are actually close to 2 billion people on the planet that don’t have access to the banking system. They’re still using cash; they’re still trading with each other. It’s just that they’re not trading on a global scale. It means that they can send money [over] a distance.”

“That’s just one simple use case if you’d applied to many different models out there. One of the biggest ones that blockchain people really refer to which is Metcalf’s Law that tells you that the power of the system is quadratically correlated to the number of people that are involved in it and then they like to apply it to: what would happen if we could get those 2 billion that are right now excluded and include them into this global eco-system.”

 —Anton Mozgovoy

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SE04 - Hacker Noon’s Editors Talk #noonies: On Voting, Winning, Tweeting, and Cheating

 

 

Special Episode 04 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: Join Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell as they converse with Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke on everything Noonies.

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In this episode David Smooke interviews Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell to discuss the Tech Industry’s Greenest Awards, the noonies!  

They cover what went right, what went wrong, as well as some of the noonies biggest winners.

 

“When we were conceptualizing this idea for the awards voting/polling situation, we didn’t really find any obvious, simple voting or polling apps. And as far as we could tell, none of the solutions allowed us to set up a situation where there was a very light touch voting opportunity for users, so we opted to build one ourselves”

 —Storm Farrell

“The tech industries greenest awards! The noonies were built to recognize perfectly the best and worst people and products of the internet, and indeed they were.”

“Thank you to the community for taking part. There were a lot of who were really enthusiastic, and I’m grateful.”

 —Natasha Nel

“There’s areas where we can go further with custom voting and how what we choose to build with the future of the product is it’s kind of interesting to think about how content is shared, and then when it’s curated well, how is it shared more.”

 —David Smooke

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#CrazyTechStories @ Huckletree, London, England - Set 2

#CrazyTechStories!

 

Where Hacker Noon brings you a handful of stories from the community at large.

Сrazy tech stories is part of a larger series of talks presented in association with Indeed Prime and Huckletree at Huckletree’s London location.

This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by Indeed Prime. 

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In this episode you get to meet Priansh Shah, co-founder of Aiko AI, David Smooke, CEO of Hacker Noon, Anthony Rose, Founder and CEO of SeedLegals, and Thomas Webb, artist/hacker extraordinaire

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E61 - We Are Living in the Simulation Hypothesis with Riz Virk

E61 - The Simulation Hypothesis: Exploring The Real with Riz Virk

 

Episode 61 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Author/Entrepreneur Riz Virk

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In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Riz Virk to discuss his recently published book, The Simulation Hypothesis. 

In a world where the nature of our being in this place we call reality is so often taken for granted amidst the need to sustain the status quo, Riz explores the very real possibility (and in some schools of thought, a very real PROBability) that what we experience as “real” is in fact a simulation akin to a video game with it’s quests, achievements, and leveling up through our experiences.

“What is Science and what is Religion? Both are attempts to try to find the truth about our physical reality and what is inside or outside of that reality and what the rules are. In the Simulation Hypothesis what science is actually discovering is what we in the video game world would call a physics engine.”

“The Simulation Hypothesis is a model that we live in an information-based reality that’s being rendered for each of us may end up coming closer to explaining these things than a lot of other models that are out there.”

 —Riz Virk

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E60 - $1B in Orders on LeafLink’s Platform with CEO Ryan G. Smith

Episode 60 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Ryan G. Smith of LeafLink

LeafLink has become a major player in the cannabis space, recently raising $35M in their series B fund raise. Discover how LeafLink provides solutions in the cannabis space by streamlining the ordering, transparency, and sales rep processes with a robust online community and order management tools.

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In this episode, Patrick Murray interviews Ryan G. Smith on how LeafLink grew to $1B in orders on their platform, making up 16% of all B2B orders in the U.S. More at http://firstbillion.leaflink.com/. Ryan also goes over how LeafLink became the first cannabis company named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list and Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise and more!

“The use case, real quick, is if you are purchasing manager at a dispensary, typically you would text, email, phone call 30-50 brands every week or so to stock your shelves, now you can go on LeafLink, create a multi-brand cart, hit submit, and then those invoices get sent out to all those brands, and then they have some SaaS tools which help them then manage the life cycle of the order internally all the way through to delivery.”

“I’m confident about going through these processes but a lot of it is being comfortable, being uncomfortable knowing you don’t know. Those phrases that are too often used, but it’s true. If you think you’ve got it all figured out, nobody wants to deal with people like that. Everyone is just like an old baby, pretty much like an old child”

- Ryan G. Smith

 

 

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Top Articles - Cassie Kozyrkov - Why Businesses Fail At Machine Learning

Top Articles is Hacker Noon's way of highlighting the best from the community of contributing authors.

"Why Businesses Fail At Machine Learning" by Cassie Kozyrkov

Cassie is Chief Decision Scientist at Google, where they've coined the term "Decision Intelligence Engineering", which is a service offered by Google designed to assist businesses in assessing their applied machine learning needs.

This article is from June 2018. Cassy explores the idea that when businesses attempt to utilize applied machine learning, they have a habit of attempting to reinvent the wheel

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E59 - From Liberal Arts to Tech with Lauren Maffeo

E59 - Breaking Into Tech with a Background In Liberal Arts with Lauren Maffeo of GetApp

 

Episode 59 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Lauren Maffeo of GetApp

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In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Lauren Maffeo of GetApp.  Lauren shares how she went from a Media Studies degree in Liberal Arts Media to Research Analyst of Technology at GetApp. 

“I majored in media studies in college pretty intent on going into journalism when I graduated. Unfortunately about halfway through college the recession hit and that was about the same time that ad spend was shifting from news organizations and news sites over to digital websites like Facebook and Google who now own an enormous total collective ad spend”

“The business model for a lot of journalism outlets collapsed and what was a competitive industry before became very difficult to enter after the fact.”

"In hindsight I think my media studies degree I thought at the time that those degrees were going to prepare me for a career as a reporter, but I actually think they were better preparation for what I do now as a research analyst because that kind of education primes you to look at a market, find gaps within that market, ask critical questions about the status quo and then give solutions for what to do differently. And I see a lot of parallels between my work as an analyst here and what I did academically, and so in hindsight that humanities education was great preparation for a career in tech.

 —Lauren Maffeo

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#CrazyTechStories @ GitHub, San Francisco, CA, United States

#CrazyTechStories!

Where Hacker Noon brings you a handful of stories from the community at large.

This #CrazyTechStories is part of a larger series of talks presented in association with PubNub and GitHub at GitHub's San Francisco location.

This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by PubNub. 

Visit https://www.pubnub.com to check out how PubNub brings you APIs for realtime apps

In this episode you'll hear three talks from three Hacker Noon contributing writers:

Pranava Adduri - Productivity Hacker Using Modern Text Editors

Lily Chen - Feature Fatigue Kills UX

Jordan Schuetz - Real Time APIs that Transform the Human Experience (feat. Peloton & Logitech)

 

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E58 - IBM’s Four Pillars for Enterprise Blockchain Development with Jerry Cuomo of IBM

E58 - IBM’s Four Pillars for Enterprise Blockchain Development with Jerry Cuomo of IBM

 

Episode 58 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jerry Cuomo of IBM

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jerry Cuomo on IBM’s open-source initiatives towards enterprise Blockchain technologies, going into the value-add of Hyperledger and Hyperledger Fabric to enterprise operations.

 

"These are problems that are not waiting for tomorrow to be solved.

There is a wonderful moment when a developer meets a business-informed person, and there is this cross-pollination that occurs where an age-old business problem. with Blockchain now as a set of tools and techniques for businesses to collaborate, provides a resolution.” 

When you see the sparkle in that founder’s eye. That, you know, ‘this has been a thorn in our side for generations’, and now we recognize it as an industry.” 

Jerry Cuomo

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E57 - Centralized, Decentralized, and Independent Media with David Smooke of Hacker Noon

Centralized, Decentralized, and Independent Media with David Smooke of Hacker Noon

 

Episode 57 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with David Smooke of Hacker Noon

Sponsor:Alpaca - “Hack Financial Systems”

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In this episode Amber Cazzell interviews David Smooke of Hacker Noon.  David shares his insights and experiences taking a startup from conception to successful business in the digital publication space. As well as the decisions that motivated the move from Medium to developing Hacker Noon’s own platform.

 

"The writing is on the wall that the next step for Hacker Noon is that it needs to be its own software.

People telling their own stories. We want to level that up by like 100x, and, the rich people deciding what stories should trend, try and slow that down.” 

Where we’re at in the landscape is we’re not trying to break news. We’re trying to get experts to amplify their voice. So when people are doing cool things in technology - research papers from Stanford for example - like that’s an interesting thing for us to republish and get very smart people who are building related things to read.

I think that young entrepreneurs are better off publishing something small each day than trying to spend two weeks getting into BBC or CNN or whoever their target is. How do I reduce the barriers for me to get something out each day? And each day I can share more of my story and my ideas, and that will attract more people that are interested in those ideas too.”  —David Smooke

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E56 - The Shortest Distance From Idea to Execution with Jim Rose of CircleCI

Episode 56 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jim Rose, CEO of CircleCI, platform for software teams which allows to rapidly build quality projects, at scale. CircleCI’s mission is to give people everywhere the power to build and deliver software at the speed of imagination.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jim Rose  from CircleCI.  You get to discover the insights of continuous delivery and automation processes and learn what it takes to automate your apps in the cloud. 

“Our model has always been about developer empowerment. We've always wanted developers to use our platform irrespective of whether they're going to pay us, because we think, in a very community-oriented fashion, that a rising tide raises all the ships. The more developers can get familiar with more advanced technologies and more advanced approaches it's just good for everyone, including their consumers” Jim Rose

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#CrazyTechStories @ Huckletree, London, England

#CrazyTechStories!

 

Where Hacker Noon brings you a handful of stories from the community at large.

Сrazy tech stories is part of a larger series of talks presented in association with Indeed Prime and Huckletree at Huckletree’s London location.

This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by Indeed Prime. 

Visit https://www.indeedprime.com/hackernoon/ to flip the script on the job search and join now for access to resumé reviews, 1:1 sessions with technical career coaches, personalized work-style assessments and even negotiation tips to help seal the deal.

In this episode you get to meet Simon Woolf, developer of Ably.io, Alex Bor, tech lead of Huckletree and Anton Mozgovoy, CTO of Humaniq

You get to discover what happens when a bug disappears or alters its behavior when one attempts to probe or isolate it from Simon Woolf of Ably.io, how Huckletree succeeds in bringing together a disruptive community of startups in London, Dublin & Manchester from its tech lead Alex Bor and why you should never do your releases on Friday from Anton Mozgovoy of Humaniq

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E55 - The Insights of Building Decentralized Infrastructure with Jake Yocom-Piatt of Decred

The Insights of Building Decentralized Infrastructure with Jake Yocom-Piatt of Decred

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Episode 55 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jake Yocom-Piatt, CEO at Company 0, LLC and the Project Lead for Decred, a progressive cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jake Yocom-Piatt the Project Lead for Decred. You get to discover Decred decentralized autonomous cryptocurrency and how the company is building government systems around what they are working on and organizing themselves in both a  transparent and open source kind of way. 

“We're doing what we can to set a good example and try to create infrastructure which if nation states would want to use they could”. 

“Here's one. What would you have instead of proof-of-stake system for US government, what if you had a system where stake was linked to the amount you've paid in taxes. To make a tax payment a virtual  Both literally and in terms of your sovereignty in the system”. - Jake Yocom-Piatt

 

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E54 - Nontechnical Founder Interview: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Zack Hurley

Episode 54 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Zack Hurley Co-Founder and CEO of Indie Source, entrepreneur with experience working with private and public sector organizations in the fields of business consulting for sales and marketing strategy, operational logistics. 

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In this episode Patrick Murray interviews Zack Hurley from Indie Source. You get to discover what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, and how to overcome the imposter syndrome while building new business.

“Living the 4 hour work week was mind blowing to me”. 

“I finally understood that you don't need to spend 10 or 20 years in a corporation to be an entrepreneur and starting your own thing. You just flipped everything that I knew about what I had to do on a tech. I don't have to wait”. Zack Hurley

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E53 - The Journey of Entrepreneurship with Jake Goldman

Episode 53 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jake Goldman, founder and director of 10up, a top WordPress-centric digital agency.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jake Goldman, founder of 10up, a top WordPress-centric digital agency. You get to discover Jake’s entrepreneurial background, his career path and the projects Jake is working on today.

“To me entrepreneurism is something you happen to find yourself doing when you have a really good idea and you have some notion of the business that you want to be in. You are determined to make it successful.” Jake Goldman

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E52 - The Future of Centralized Internet with Mahbod Moghadam

Episode 52 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with serial entrepreneur Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of GENIUS and co-founder and CCO of Everipedia.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of GENIUS and co-founder and CCO of Everipedia, wiki-based online encyclopedia. You get to discover the future of the Internet, blockchain and current projects Mahbod is working on.

"The blockchain stuff, the plan seems to be to destroy the centralized Internet. And some people in the centralized Internet seem to be showing love".

"Are they trying to co-opt this? Like the 10 million dollars question is if someone going to destroy Facebook? Or is Facebook just going to co-opt whatever someone else builds like they did with Snapchat?"

"My mission in life is to get people to come out of their privacy. You embrace digital real estate”.

Mahbod Moghadam

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E51 - Hacker Noon From a Community Perspective with Linh Dao Smooke, COO of Hacker Noon

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Episode 51 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Linh Dao Smooke, COO of Hacker Noon.

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In this episode Linh Dao Smooke, COO of Hacker Noon, and Chris Castig, host of the Learn How to Code podcast, discuss Hacker Noon's new trajectory from June 2019 and Hacker Noon from a community perspective. Stick around and find out more!

“Tech it's basically electricity right now.  It's everywhere; it's with everything that we do. So if you have a story that is related to tech we always and only judge the story on its own merit. It doesn't matter if you've never published with us before. It doesn't matter if you've never published anywhere before.”

"We are looking at Hacker Noon content as having three niches. We have the blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrency people. We have the general tech, startup people. And then we have software development. Software is where we started, so it's always dear to our heart."

- Linh Dao Smooke

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E50 - How the Legal System Interacts with Big Tech and Data Breaches

Episode 50 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Vinoo Varghese, a criminal defense attorney at Varghese & Associates, P.C. and a former prosecutor. 

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Vinoo Varghese, a criminal defense attorney and a former prosecutor. You get to discover more about the war on drugs, cannabis legalization, big tech and data  as well as what exactly happened with #WikiLeaks. 

“With Facebook next thing that come up they are sharing all the information with Chinese companies.”
“You've got this very interesting interplay between the criminal illegal system and the Congress trying to figure out what to do. And ultimately you actually come back to a constitutional issue.” —  Vinoo Varghese

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E49 - Quality Assurance and the Future of Society with Fred Stevens-Smith

Episode 49 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Fred Stevens-Smith, CEO at Rainforest QA

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Fred Stevens-Smith, CEO at Rainforest QA. In it is discussed quality assurance, automation and the threat to human jobs, and the ramifications for society. 

"Most people don't really have the tools to understand how software really works. So it becomes this question like whether robots going to take my job or not?" - Fred Stevens-Smith

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E48 - Stages of Company Building: From Startup to Growth and Exit with Cheryl Contee

Episode 48 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Cheryl Contee, CEO at Do Big Things and Author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success.

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In this episode  Cris Beasley interviews Cheryl Contee, co-founder of social marketing software Attentive.ly at Blackbaud, the first tech startup with a black female founder on board in history to be acquired by a NASDAQ-traded company. You get to learn essential stages of successful company building and how to combine the career of entrepreneur with motherhood.

"There is no job, there is no product, there is no service that doesn't involve technology going forward in the 21 century.”

“Be yourself and find the investors who really get you especially if you don't come from a technical background, if you are a woman, if you are a minority. You might have to knock on more doors. I certainly did. I have to knock on a lot more doors to finally find those investors who really got it. ” — Cheryl Contee

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SE03 - Event Horizon: Hacker Noon 2.0 with David Smooke, Dane Lyons, and Austin Pocus

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Today we bring you special episode from London, England. 
 
Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke has a conversation with Hacker Noon's CPO Dane Lyons and Full Stack Developer Austin Pocus. 
 
They discuss the current state of progress of Hacker Noon 2.0, the tribulations of the process, and what they'd like to see in the final product.
 
It's a great episode for those eagerly anticipating the next iteration of Hacker Noon.
 
 
 

E47 - Building Technology that Augments Human Abilities with Amber Case

Episode 47 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Amber Case, cyborg anthropologist, user experience designer and MIT Media Lab fellow researcher.

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In this episode Cris Beasley interviews Amber Case, cyborg anthropologist, user experience designer and MIT Media Lab fellow researcher. You get to discover how technology building that augments our human ability.

“Donna Haraway is the author of "A Cyborg Manifesto". She wrote this idea about non-human allies that you’d have interspecies friendships. And that dogs, animals but also cell phones would be your not human allies. And again we don’t expect dog to act like a human, so why are we expecting AI to act like a human too?”

“ This is non-human. Whatever weird specie it is - that’s cool. It’s fundamentally it’s own thing. But let’s work with this and see what happens.” - Amber Case

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E46 - A Decentralized Approach to the Internet with Ben Forgan

Episode 46 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Ben Forgan, Founder of Magic.co and CEO at Hologram.
 
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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Ben Forgan from Magic.co, you get to discover how the decentralized technology will help us to connect to the Internet in the future.
 
“The network design kind of by default will implement VPN functionality. “
 
“So you are ideally able to access a broader range of hot spots and access points. And you are also able to do some more securely and more privately. This is the goal. “
 
 — Ben Forgan
 
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E45 - Computational Journalism: The Data Behind the Stories with Jonathan Stray

Episode 45 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jonathan Stray, computational journalist and researcher at Columbia Journalism School.

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In this episode Cris Beasley interviews Jonathan Stray, computational journalist, data scientist, researcher at Columbia Journalism School and a fellow at the Institute for The Future.

You get to meet the creator of Workbench, the tool for analyzing big data without any coding experience necessary.

 

"I identify as a computational journalist and I tell people it's two things. It's using computational techniques to do stories and doing stories about how computation and algorithms are affecting Society.”

 

“One direction might be using data science for investigative journalism. And the other direction might be, for example, looking into how machine learning is being used to decide who has to stay in jail before their trial.”

 

 — Jonathan Stray

 

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E44 - Is Decentralized Governance The Future of Tokenized Assets? - Andy Bromberg

Is Decentralized Governance The Future of Tokenized Assets? - Andy Bromberg

Episode 44 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Andy Bromberg, CEO and founder of CoinList.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Andy Bromberg, CEO and founder of CoinList. You get to discover the latest happenings in the blockchain industry, the future of ICO, and where the markets are in 2019.

"It's a little bit like if in the early 90's we were trying to figure out what the best consumer product for the internet was going to be. You know we might have some ideas, but let's actually nail down some of this infrastructure first so we can actually build those consumer projects, and see them launch and have success there ...  A lot of people I hear are like, 'why hasn't there been consumer adoption yet?' And the simple answer is that the pipes just aren't there, the infrastructures not there. You know, it was ok in hindsight that we didn't have games being used by a hundred million people in 1992 on the internet, and we had to spend some time building things out first."

"I'm short term bearish on the tokenized assets, "security token", subset of the space. Long term I'm incredibly bullish. I think more and more assets will move to be represented digitally on a Blockchain, but in the short term I don't quite see it. I think it's going to be a little while before we get there. A lot of infrastructure needs to built out; investor demand needs to be built up."

"A lot of the value of crypto right now has been in speculation and financial instruments, and so decentralized finance makes a lot of sense at first, but then moving to some of these other things, like decentralized governance, that seems like a natural next step as more and more people become involved."

Andy Bromberg

 

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E43 - A Look At the Current and Future Cryptocurrency Landscape with Writer, Noam Levenson

Episode 43 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Writer, Noam Levenson.
 
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In this episode Hacker Noon Producer, Derek Bernard interviews Writer, Noam Levenson. Topics discussed are around the current and future global effects of cryptocurrency on the economy and the world community. 
 

"I think this is kind of a larger question that people sometimes approach in the wrong way"

“I am not sure that in these kinds of cases centralization is necessarily bad. I think the important question is not that it's decentralized or centralized. It’s that the potential for a monopoly is impossible.”

Noam Levenson

 

E42 - Smart Contracts on Blockchain with Will Martino and Tony Pham

Episode 42 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Will Martino, Founder & CEO at Kadena and Tony Pham, Head of Marketing at Kadena.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Will Martino, founder and CEO at Kadena, and Tony Pham, Head of Marketing . You get to discover what they’re working on, which is a new programming language for smart contracting and scalability and use cases for enterprise blockchain solutions.

"It's all about aligning the incentives of the three core users of the platform. You have miners who want more adoption, they want a bigger network doing more transactions a second. You have users who don't want to pay high fees. They want high security, they want decentralization, they want trustlessness, they want openness, and they also don't want to pay fees. And businesses who want to know that if they start using this platform and they start congesting the network, because think Cryptokitties - it launches and Ethereum gets clogged for a week, they want to know that the network can grow to support the throughput they need because they found their product-market fit."

 

"Overall, where I see the whole space going, is the sharing economy - the Enterprise sharing economy. This is one where you're redefining how consumers and businesses interact."

Will Martino

 

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E41 - AI and Past Rediscovery with Robert Adamson

Episode 41 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Robert Adamson, a computer programmer and science fiction writer.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Robert Adamson, you get to discover Rob’s recent app which helps you to identify aliens and learn about ancient civilizations and how we can use AI and machine learning to rediscover our past.

 

“Something is not real, something about this whole reality thing is not right. And so simulated reality is a theory that we are living in the computer simulation.”

“The Earth as we know it is really simulated, some really advanced civilizations in the future could not computered in.”

“The virtual reality... we go there for whatever reason maybe to learn, to get education whatever. That is the theory of simulated reality. And it seems to answer all kinds of questions. Because you are thinking universe is data as opposed to matter in time and space.” Robert Adamson

 

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E40 - The Technology and Humanity Interface with Cris Beasley of Hack Reality

Episode 40 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Cris Beasley of Hack Reality, a podcast that explores technology, creativity and love.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Cris Beasley from Hack Reality, you get to learn about how technology interfaces with humanity, what pitfalls may occur and how technology helps to build better future for humanity.

“I am also spinning up a lab to bring together artists and technologists to create performance pieces that stretch consciousness and alter consciousness.”

“I thought a lot over the last few years of how we can be responsible technology-makers and make things that make us more even.”

“And I believe that we absolutely can transcend where we are in our current humanity. As long as we are building things that have this intent.”

“Then the question becomes how can you tell whether you are building something that is helping or hurting.” -

Cris Beasley

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E39 - Big Data and Machine Learning with Nick Caldwell

 

Episode 39 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Nick Caldwell CPO at Looker and former VP of engineering at Reddit.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews  Nick Caldwell from Looker,  you get to learn about big data, machine learning and AI.

"Modern data stores are extremely powerful. You can put tons and tons of data into them. You can query them without losing speed. And in some cases, you can even do analytics in the database. We're just seeing this trend where the data layer is becoming more and more powerful, and Looker is riding that trend."

 

"My favorite learning, again, was just what's going on in the data engineering space. The BigQuery to me, at that time, was just mind blowing. You dump 4-5 petabytes of data in a big data store and query it all at once. It's stunning to me. I didn't know this thing was possible. And you can do that in an affordable fashion."

 

"My degree was focused in Machine Learning, and I think nowadays when people ask me about that sort of formal education, I tell them, 'You probably don't need it.' You can get really, really far in Machine Learning and just focus on the practical applications of it, without having to understand the underlying Mathematics of it. I think that's a really powerful thing, that abstraction."

 

 —Nick Caldwell

 

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E38 - Solving Problems in the Tech Community with Pariss Athena of BlackTechTwitter & BTPipeline

Episode 38 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Pariss Athena, Creator of #BlackTechTwitter & Founder of the @BTPipeline platform, a community for people of color to mentor each other and find work.

 

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Pariss Athena, Front end Dev/RN dev, creator of #BlackTechTwitter & founder of @BTPipeline platform, a community for people of color to mentor each other and find work. 

"It's scary. I even think about that for Web Development, because of things like Squarespace and Wix, where people don't even need to know how to code where they could just build their website from there. Are they going to automate that? Are people just going to be able to customize their websites exactly as need be without web developers? And it's like, okay in that case, you have to be the one to produce something like a Wix or a Squarespace ”

 

"I thought coding was going to be super difficult, but it's not, it's actually very artistic. Anyone can do it."

 

"This type of system makes people stuck. I'm trying to phrase that the way I want to say it, but you're kind of stuck. It's like, weighing your options, you're not going to get what you want, you're just choosing between what you can actually afford. It's holding everyone back, and this is why I worry for black people coming from lower income communities. Another thing is, they're not even aware that they can actually come into this industry that way. They don't know that, because they don't have exposure to it, because they don't have resources, and without resources you're just not aware. And that's the other thing that's frightening." - Pariss Athena

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Will Julian Assange Be Extradited? An Interview with Criminal Defense Attorney Vinoo Varghese

A news breaking special episode of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with criminal defense attorney Vinoo Varghese.

"Your question of is Julian Assange going to be extradited to the US? The answer is going to be yes." Vinoo Varghese, Criminal Defense Attorney

This is a special episode of the Hacker Noon Podcast. We just wrapped up an interview with criminal defense attorney, Vinoo Varghese, where we spent about 10-minutes discussing the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Due to the timeliness of this story, we decided to release this clip from the episode. The full episode will be released in several weeks, and discusses a range of other topics.

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E37 - Distributed Ledger Tech with David Sønstebø, Co-Founder of IOTA

Episode 37 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with David Sønstebø of IOTA, a permission-less distributed ledger for a new economy.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews David Sønstebø, the co-founder of IOTA, you get to learn about distributed technologies, edge computing and what is happening in crypto today!

“If you look at how much computational power something like AWS or Azure Microsoft, if you look at how much they have, it sounds impressive, and I’m not saying it isn’t, but when you compare it to the idle amount of computation that exists in all the phones, all the laptops, and all the desktops around the globe it pales in comparison. With this kind of software you can unlock this decentralized AWS, so to speak, that also takes into account the edge. And then of course, your laptop, when it’s idle, you can actually make money from it.” — David Sønstebø

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E36 - The Future of Cloud Computing with Joshua Strebel from Pagely

Episode 36 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Joshua Strebel, CEO of Pagely and NorthStack

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Joshua Strebel discuss serverless, cloud computing, devops, WordPress, and Joshua’s new project NorthStack.

“You talk about AI and specifically around content publishing, there’s those crazy algorithms now that you can give it a sentence and a closing and it’ll write a thousand words in between and it will be on point. You’re like ‘I couldn’t have written this any better!” — Joshua Strebel

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E35 - France in the Blockchain Ecosystem with Karim Sabba from Paris Blockchain Week

Episode 35 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Karim Sabba, French entrepreneur and founder of Paris Blockchain Week. https://pbwsummit.com Use code: HACKERNOON30 for 30% off.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Karim Sabba, French entrepreneur and founder of Paris Blockchain Week.

"I jumped into this new ecosystem where I saw returns that I had never seen in my life. And that was what caught me in. That was the bait, and it was a good bait. But afterwards I started to dive into all those projects and I remember, I don't want to name it because my apprehension of this was a bit weird, but basically I saw this project and for a long time I thought it was a scam, and maybe it is, but still they showed that you can technically be able to open bank accounts for unbanked people without them having to read or be tech-savvy. And that was my 'aha!' moment." - Karim Sabba

 

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E34 - Tokenized Equity with Josh Stein from Harbor

Episode 34 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Josh Stein of Harbor, a platform for tokenizing investments.

In this episode Trent Lapinskiinterviews Josh Stein from Harbor, a platform for tokenizing investments.

“When we tokenize these shares (using Blockchain) we’re just taking it out of the back office of the company. We’re recording the shares on this giant excel spreadsheet in the sky we call Ethereum, or Blockchain. But it’s got these great properties, which is that it’s public, so you know that if this smart contract represents shares, there’s no double counting of shares. And, you no longer have to go to the company to record the transfer of the shares. Buyer and seller can find each other digitally, they can transact digitally on the Blockchain, and in essence both of them are writing a new entry to the books of records in the company and they’re both signing it digitally.” — Josh Stein

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E33 - Biometric Geopresence with Tarik Tali of Taliware

Episode 33 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Tarik Tali, the CEO and founder of Taliware.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Tarik Tali meetup at Startup Grind and talk about his new biometric geopresence app now available on the App Store, and the implications of this emerging technology. Disclosure: Trent is an advisor on this project.

“We do geolocation, geopresence verification, we tether the phone to the owner, and the location where they are.”

“What we did, our system actually has a calendar, and it tracks every day separately and stores it in the cloud. All your checkins, if you go to Starbucks and purchase coffee, you checkin, and you use your Touch or FaceID and that record is kept.” — Tarik Tali

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E32 - Journalism Apocalypse and Tech Trends with Christina Warren of Microsoft

Episode 32 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Christina Warren, former journalist at Mashable and Gizmodo, who currently works for Microsoft

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Christina Warren from Microsoft, who is a former journalist from Mashable and Gizmodo. You get to learn about journalism, fake news, and what’s happening in the big tech companies.

“This is what the news media struggles with, is that people don’t trust them, even though very often the mainstream media, in my opinion, isn’t out to mislead people and push an agenda. I think most working reporters are out to report the truth.

 

Microsoft is evolving and understands that it is not the past anymore. We ultimately want to build tools that developers can use regardless of what platform you’re on.” — Christina Warren

 

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E31 - Speaking Of Crypto with Shannon Grinnell

Episode 31 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview Shannon Grinnell, host of Speaking of Crypto Podcast.

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Shannon Grinnell where they discuss blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and Shannon’s background. You can also check out Trent being interviewed by Shannon on her podcast, where they discuss crypto visionaries, tech for Trump, and why Apple bites.

“I thought I would do a podcast on Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies but it ended up being more on blockchain technologies because the people that I met were really focused on building something with this really incredible technology.” — Shannon Grinnell

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E30 - Why is Hackernoon.com leaving Medium?

Episode 30 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with David Smooke, CEO and founder of https://Hackernoon.com.

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews David Smooke concerning the future of Hackernoon.com. They discuss some of the recent events concerning Medium, and why Hackernoon.com will eventually be moving away from Medium with the coming launch of Hacker Noon 2.0.

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E29 - The Future of Robotics Development with Eva Li of Vincross

Episode 29 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Eva Li of Vincross, a consumer robotics company. Check it out here: https://www.vincross.com/
 
In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Eva Li from Vincross, you get to meet one of the robots Hexa and learn about their new robotics development platform.
 
"HEXA is a six-legged programmable robot.”
 
“Our users are, but not limited to, software developers, programmers, researchers, people who are into robotics, hobbyists, and some students who are learning coding through HEXA.”
 
“You can not just learn programming, learn robotics, also you can make it actually useful in your daily life. We offer this ideal hardware and software to make your ideas come true” — Eva Li
 
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E28 - Bringing Blockchain to Enterprise with Wayne Chang and Gregory Rocco of Alpine Intel

Episode 28 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Wayne Chang and Gregory Rocco of Alpine Intel, a new unit within ConsenSys.

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Wayne Chang and Gregory Rocco from Alpine Intel to discuss bringing blockchain solutions to enterprise companies.

“Alpine is a new unit within ConsenSys. We were effectively the cryptoeconomics team at Token Foundry and we found a lot of demand for our services, and basically we want to build these new economies.”—Wayne Chang

“What we look to do is engineer value rather than create speculative value. We’re personally not affected by crypto winter. As Wayne mentioned, we’re focused a lot on enterprise too and seeing where the value can be driven in enterprises.” — Gregory Rocco

“The combination of a global computer, smart contracts, tokens, all these things are going to help drive the transaction cost down of doing business, and you’re going to unlock new kinds of transactions that are going to form new markets that we couldn’t even imagine before.” — Wayne Chang

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E27 - Building The Impossible via Business Acceleration with Cameron Chell

Episode 27 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Cameron Chell, Chairman and Co-Founder of ICOx Innovations, and co-creator of Kodak Coin.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski and Cameron Chell discuss bringing blockchain technology to enterprise companies we already know and trust, and what it is going to take to move from centralized systems to decentralized systems.

“Our thinking, yet to be proven, is that we go to these established brands who are already transacting in tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and they can utilize a coin or the crypto infrastructure that can either reduce their costs or increase customer attraction.”

“Ultimately, society and certainly all economics run on trust, there is no other currency other than trust. When you have a system that can replace trust or create an environment where you can transact in a trustless way, the impact globally to me is beyond measure.” — Cameron Chell

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E26 - The Industry Interoperability of Fluree with Brian Platz

Episode 26 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Brian Platz, Co-CEO of Fluree.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski and Brian Platz discuss database blockchain technology and the variety of approaches to building decentralized applications.

“I think a lot starts changing when you can actually trust the data.”

“With Fluree, you can actually grab the exact version of the database that was being used for that integration at exactly 12:01 AM and 0.23 milliseconds, and you can actually see and know what was in there, figure out what broke, and fix it.” —Brian Platz

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E25 - Intelligent Investing In the Blockchain Space with Tomer Federman

Episode 25 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Tomer Federman, CEO and founder of Federman Capital.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski and Tomer Federman discuss why he left Facebook to start his own crypto and blockchain investment fund.

“I think this technology is truly revolutionary, is going to disrupt the financial ecosystem, and is going to have major impact across entire industries in years to come.”

“Crypto shouldn’t be about getting rich quickly. It should be about creating meaningful products that solve real world needs, and address real pain points.”

“If I’m right and blockchain is going to be so transformative, it’s obviously going to generate significant returns for investors who invest wisely. The ability for people to transact with no intermediaries involved, and for the transactions to be recorded in an open way and settled almost immediately, the opportunities for building on top of the technology is just mind blowing.” — Tomer Federman

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

E24 - Effectively Marketing Blockchain Technology with Erica Blair

Episode 24 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Erica Blair, founder of Blockchain Branding.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Erica Blair discuss branding, messaging, and what takes to effectively market a blockchain technology company.

“I see cryptocurrencies more generally as a broad political philosophy about what it is you find important in the World.”

“Crytpocurrency is an entire governance model of saying this how decisions get made, this is how how value gets distributed.”

“We are changing the World and we’d like you to join us, oh and by the way, we’re doing it with these tools and this technology that was never available before, which is why what we're doing is so revolutionary.” — Erica Blair

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

E23 - The Live Stream Hack with Peter Yang formerly of Twitch

Episode 23 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Peter Yang, former Product Manager at Twitch.

Today’s show would not be possible without Digital Ocean. Learn more at do.co/hackernoon.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Peter Yang discuss the live streaming market including the differences between the US and Chinese markets, video game streaming, and product management.

“Live streaming is about long form content, interactive content, content you can talk to your viewers about or talk to other streamers about.”

“It is about creating these jobs for people who might not enjoy a white collar job, or driving Uber or something, who just really enjoy playing videos.”

“Why not make a career out of playing video games? Being able to connect with other people around the country playing these video games and have a thriving career that way; I think that’s just awesome.” — Peter Yang

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

E22 - The Cannabis Conference Hack with Alex Rogers

Episode 22 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Alex Rogers, CEO of ICBC the International Cannabis Business Conference.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Alex Rogers discuss the cannabis industry, legalization, regulations, and what is happening internationally around the World as cannabis moves out of prohibition.

“Our tech stuff is still considered fairly pedestrian in our industry, but that’s what makes it so exciting of an opportunity.”

“We see a lot of tech guys, and business guys coming into the cannabis space and they’ve seen it before, they know what is going on. It is just a simple analogy.”

“You see a lot of marriages between tech and business in the cannabis space that are creating some amazing breakthroughs and developments.” — Alex Rogers

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com

E21 - Hacking The Tokenization of Assets with Danny An of TrustToken

Episode 21 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Danny An, CEO and Co-Founder of TrustToken.

Today’s show would not be possible without Digital Ocean. Learn more at do.co/hackernoon.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Danny An discuss tokenized assets, stable coins, True USD, and cryptocurrency.

“Compliance is definitely a top priority for us.”

“True USD is meant to be as regulatory compliant as possible. We recently published a stable coin code of ethics, where we said, ‘hey, here is some of the things we learned about creating a stable coin, and some of the past lessons we learned historically.’”

“We’re never actually going to prevent redemptions, because we think a stable coin is only good as its ability to redeem the underlying US dollars. We said we would never influence the price of a stable coin purposely by offering discounts. We will continue to be as regulatory compliant as possible and sustain the stable coin so it is not knocked down by miscompliance.”— Danny An

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com