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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 

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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.

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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.

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

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April 8, 2020  

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

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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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April 11, 2019  

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

Production and music by Derek Bernard — haberdasherband.com/production

Host: Trent Lapinski — https://trentlapinski.com

April 5, 2019  

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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March 19, 2019  

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

Music by Derek Bernard — haberdasherband.com/production

Host: Trent Lapinski — https://trentlapinski.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.

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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

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
February 11, 2019  

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
February 7, 2019  

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
January 28, 2019  

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.

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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

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
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December 6, 2018  

E14 - Blockchain and Future Tech from the Crow’s Nest with Daniel Jefferies

Episode 14 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Science Fiction author, and futurist Daniel Jeffries.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Daniel Jeffries discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, AI, future technology, and philosophy.

“We need to stop throwing the damn baby out with the bathwater, and assume that decentralized everything just works because it’s decentralized.”

“These things that we have now, they are still in their earliest phase. We barely understand them. They are going to evolve into something so mind boggling different from what we have today.”

“We have to look to each structure, and abstract out the things that work and create new mitigation systems that solve the problems of the existing ones, and when we make the next iteration we stand on the shoulders of giants.” — Daniel Jeffries

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
November 20, 2018  

E12 - Building an Effective Crypto Product with Miles Paschini from B21

Episode 12: An interview with entrepreneur Miles Paschini from B21.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Miles Paschini discuss what it takes to build an effective crypto product.

“In bear markets the good people go build products, and in the bull markets people speculate.”

“Once you get to critical mass, theres a lot of friction that exists between the existing banking World, and the emerging crypto payments World.”

“We’re all in, we believe that blockchain is the future. We believe that investing in the alternative asset class of crypto should be a part of people’s future portfolios. We need to get to a point as an industry where we can point to things and say, ‘hey this is a productized example where the blockchain is better’ and it is being used at scale. But, remember you’re building a community.” — Miles Paschini

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