The Hacker Noon Podcast

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

March 5, 2019  

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

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
February 26, 2019  

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.

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

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

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
November 27, 2018  

SE02 - University of Boulder Live Edition: Linh & David Smooke Speak at Disruptive Entrepreneurship Class

Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke & COO Linh Dao Smooke recently spoke at University of Colorado Boulder's Disruptive Entrepreneurship class taught by Professor & Hacker Noon contributing writer Nathan Schneider. Learn more about Hacker Noon's equity crowdfunding campaign

"On the internet right now, there is a massive battle going on between centralization and decentralization." - David

"It's what drives us everyday: we know that people want to read more, write more and that people rally behind us when we are threatened by an external source." - Linh 

"Know that the obstacles are only a day, and tomorrow will be a new day and that obstacle won't be as bad, or maybe it'll be worse and day after will be better." -David

"It's the community that decides what we're gonna' look like - therefore we think it's the best reflection of the internet." -Linh 

"We're people that built a company out of iteration, and we did not intend to make one of the most popular tech blogs." - David

"How can we reflect the internet? The merits should be the story and the story itself." - Linh

Learn more about Hacker Noon's equity crowdfunding campaign.

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production