Intelligent Investing In the Blockchain Space with Tomer Federman

February 11, 2019
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Episode 25 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Tomer Federman, CEO and founder of Federman Capital.

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

Effectively Marketing Blockchain Technology with Erica Blair

February 7, 2019
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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

The Live Stream Hack with Peter Yang formerly of Twitch

February 5, 2019
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Episode 23 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Peter Yang, former Product Manager at Twitch.

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

The Cannabis Conference Hack with Alex Rogers

January 29, 2019
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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

Hacking The Tokenization of Assets with Danny An of TrustToken

January 28, 2019
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Episode 21 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Danny An, CEO and Co-Founder of TrustToken.

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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

Hacking The Cannabis Industry via Blockchain with Sumit Mehta

January 24, 2019
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Episode 20 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Sumit Mehta, CEO and founder of Mazakali, a Cannabis Investment Banking Platform.

In this episode Trent Lapinskiand Sumit Mehta discuss the emerging cannabis industry, the science behind cannabis’s medicinal benefits, and Sumit’s new blockchain based cannabis investment platform.

“If we looked back at 1935, and if we were having this conversation then, we might find it fairly ludicrous if someone suggested that we elect a governmental body into power that would put us in cages for having a relationship with a plant.”

“When we begin to move into a World where we see all of the benefits around our lives, around our communities, around our animals, around our plants, and around our planet that this plant is going to be able to provide I am very excited and very optimistic to be a part of that future; because it is coming, and it is coming quicker then most of us are likely prepared for.” —Sumit Mehta

Hacking Education For The Future with Erik P.M. Vermeulen

January 22, 2019
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Episode 19 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Erik P.M. Vermeulen, Professor, Executive, and innovator.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski and Erik P.M. Vermeulen discuss decentralization, automation, and the future of work for Millennials.

“I really believe in communities.”

“When I talk about creativity, and what I want my students to be, I want them to understand communities. I want them to be visible.’”

“Thinking about how to become visible in a community based World, and how you can actually contribute and build something with the community is something they cannot do on their own. Most of them don’t even understand it, and when we talk about education, that’s what education is about, because it is going to happen, this decentralized thing.” — Erik P.M. Vermeulen

 

 

Hacking The Job Market via Lambda School with Austen Allred

January 14, 2019
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Episode 18 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Austen Allred, the CEO and founder of Lambda School.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski and Austen Allred discuss learning programming and how Lambda Schooltrains software engineers.

“We want to get the point where 90% of our students are hired within 90-days of graduation.”

“For us, it is very important that when you graduate from Lambda, we want to say, ‘this person has a stamp of approval they understand these 120 things, and we know that and we verified that and people stand by them.’”

“In the longterm that will matter a lot when it comes to employers and hiring. They will know what a Lambda graduate means.” — Austen Allred

Hacking The Self with Nick Jankel

January 9, 2019
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Episode 17 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with serial entrepreneur and author Nick Seneca Jankel.

In this episode Trent Lapinskiand Nick Seneca Jankel discuss consciousness hacking, his new book Spiritual Atheist, and how to be a spiritual person without giving into religion or ideology.

“I am hacking capitalism to make a more connected World.”

“We’ve got to use this technological power, this power of business, creative power, and we’ve got to take on some big problems.”

“What is purpose? Well, purpose is like love in action. It is that love and kindness that comes out into I’m going to take on this community issue, I’m going to take on a bigger social problem then I was before. Until we can access purpose within, and keep it stable within us, that control and protect mode of a monkey will keep going ‘forget the purpose, lets make another million, that would be really cool, then we’ll be loved’.” —Nick Seneca Jankel

Building A Movement Through Emerging Tech with Enigma’s Tor Bair

December 19, 2018
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Episode 16 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Tor Bair from Enigma.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Tor Bair discuss privacy, blockchain, the problems with the centralized tech industry, security, and data science. 

“I don’t want to get too much into why truth is broken right now in the tech space, that’s a whole other can of worms, but I think we can all appreciate that it is getting harder and harder to know what is trustable.”

“The moment we start believing there is no other way, then it is just a race to the bottom. There will only be two companies in the World, and that’s if we’re lucky. There may only be one.”

“We have to be building a movement at the same time we’re building the technology. I think we need to be funding these kinds of solutions like this is the apocalypse event for the Internet.” —Tor Bair