The Blockchain and Us: Conversations about the brave new world of blockchains, cryptoassets, and the

By Manuel Stagars

Conversations and stories about the brave new world of blockchain technology, cryptoassets, and the token economy. This podcast is the follow-up project of Manuel Stagars' documentary film The Blockchain and Us (2017). The podcast includes 62 interviews with pioneers in the blockchain space that took place between early 2018 and summer 2019.

  1. 1.
    How Cosmos Enables the Internet of Blockchains - Brian Fabian Crain, Co-Founder & CEO Chorus One, Co-Host at Epicenter
    46:55
  2. 2.
    "Blockchain is Successful When People Don't Know They're Using It" - Johannes Schweifer, Co-Founder & CEO, CoreLedger
    51:43
  3. 3.
    How a Blockchain Venture Studio Works - Mervyn G. Maistry, CEO & Founder, Konfidio and Kintaro Capital
    57:44
  4. 4.
    Why New Technologies Need Sharper Critical Thinking - Andrea Bauer, Founder & Senior Advisor, BEAM Innovation Studio
    53:30
  5. 5.
    Why You Need Digital Identity Before Anything Else - Daniel Gasteiger, Founder & CEO, Procivis
    43:26
  6. 6.
    Why the Blockchain Space Needs Better Access - Alexis Gauba, she(256), Mechanism Labs
    38:27
  7. 7.
    Why Good Content is King in Blockchain PR - David Wachsman, Founder and CEO, Wachsman
    41:10
  8. 8.
    How Skin in the Game Leads to Truth - Preethi Kasireddy, TruStory
    28:59
  1. 9.
    "Crypto Means Cryptography" - Jan Camenisch, Head of Research at Dfinity
    40:07
  2. 10.
    "This Is What the Blockchain Is and How It Can Change Your Life" - Niloo Ravaei, Blockgeeks
    58:40
  3. 11.
    How to Build on Bitcoin - Lucas Betschart, 21 Lectures, Bitcoin Association Switzerland
    50:27
  4. 12.
    How Blockchain Technology Could Keep Humanity Human - Anne Connelly, Singularity University
    53:19
  5. 13.
    Just Keep Your Head Down and Build - Jason Goldberg, Open Simple Token (OST)
    44:03
  6. 14.
    How Blockchains Could Create Community Consciousness - Toni Lane Casserly, Cultu.re
    56:23
  7. 15.
    Why Some Blockchain Ideas Can't Wait - Aparna Krishnan, Mechanism Labs
    43:18
  8. 16.
    Why Blockchains Empower a New Social Contract for the Digital Age - Don Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute
    35:37
  9. 17.
    Blockchain Identity and the Importance of Ethics - Monique Morrow, The Humanized Internet
    55:14
  10. 18.
    The Human Story Behind Blockchain Technology - Matthew Allen, Zurich Bureau Chief/Business Reporter at Swissinfo
    57:28
  11. 19.
    Why Crypto Funds Have to Become Tech Companies - Ryan Yi, CoinFund
    1:09:37
  12. 20.
    Why China Will Be the World's Largest Token Economy - Tony Tao, X-Order, Neo Global Capital
    47:30
  13. 21.
    Why Blockchain Technology is Transformative and Irritating - Monty Munford, Mob76
    29:34
  14. 22.
    What Blockchains and Linux Have in Common - Phil Zamani, Aergo, Blocko
    39:02
  15. 23.
    How Digital Scarcity Helps Artists and Creators - Eric Elliott, Author, Developer, Mentor
    42:19
  16. 24.
    Why Executives Need Blockchain Literacy - Alison McCauley, Author of Unblocked
    57:12
  17. 25.
    The Antifragility of Cryptoassets - Alexander Bulkin, CoinFund
    1:11:12
  18. 26.
    Trent McConaghy - "Hey Zuck, Let's Tokenize Facebook!" How Blockchains Could Stop People Farming
    1:12:41
  19. 27.
    Ryan Jesperson - How Blockchains Could Solve the Tragedy of the Commons
    1:34:05
  20. 28.
    Cedric Waldburger - Why Education Is the Killer App for Blockchain Technology
    1:00:28
  21. 29.
    Joey Krug - Why Healthcare, Finance, Energy, Education, and Government Are Ripe for Disruption
    55:57
  22. 30.
    Jesse McWaters - Why Blockchain Technology Might Become Less of a Binary Idea in the Future of Finance
    42:52
  23. 31.
    Peter Hody - How Journalists and the Financial Press Stay Objective About Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
    1:03:15
  24. 32.
    Hubert Ritzdorf - Why Hacking Smart Contracts is Easier than Hacking Web Servers
    47:24
  25. 33.
    Niklas Nikolajsen - Why Cryptoassets Will Soon Be Part of Every Bank's Business
    1:08:39
  26. 34.
    Lars Thomsen - How a Futurist Looks at Blockchain Technology
    46:59
  27. 35.
    Saifedean Ammous - Why Bitcoin is the Hardest Money We Ever Had
    51:14
  28. 36.
    Ron Resnick - Why Blockchain Standards Create New Business Models for Companies and Developers
    57:55
  29. 37.
    Daniel Doll-Steinberg - How Blockchain Technology Redefines Entrepreneurship
    1:05:48
  30. 38.
    Dolfi Mueller - A Recap of Zug's Bitcoin Experiment and How it Energized Switzerland
    31:13
  31. 39.
    Luzius Meisser - Bitcoin's Early Days and its Eternal September, Bitcoin Association Switzerland, and Why Regulation Kills Innovation
    37:50
  32. 40.
    John Hargrave - Marketing Basics for ICOs and Blockchain Projects
    20:54
  33. 41.
    Luis Cuende - How Digital Jurisdictions Help Us Escape 1984 and Take Back Control
    44:18
  34. 42.
    Mathias Ruch - From Dot-Com Entrepreneur to Blockchain Investor and Enabler
    1:05:55
  35. 43.
    Tone Vays - Analyzing the Price of Bitcoin
    1:19:59
  36. 44.
    Tom Lyons - How to Tell the Story of Blockchain Technology
    56:23
  37. 45.
    Michael Sidler - How the Blockchain Disrupts Venture Capital
    56:29
  38. 46.
    Joe Lubin - The Future is Decentralized, and Why Decision-Making is a "Big, Fuzzy, Hairy, and Messy Thing"
    16:47
  39. 47.
    Thomas Naegele - A New Blockchain Law in Crypto Country Liechtenstein
    59:13
  40. 48.
    Roger Wattenhofer - Science, Academia, and the Blockchain
    1:18:38
  41. 49.
    Paul Meeusen - Putting Insurance on the Blockchain
    40:56
  42. 50.
    Zhang Ruidong - China and the Blockchain
    1:00:52

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