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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.



April 2, 2019  

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

Production and music by Derek Bernard —

Host: Trent Lapinski —

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

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January 24, 2019  

E20 - Hacking The Cannabis Industry via Blockchain with Sumit Mehta

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

Production and music by Derek Bernard -
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