#102 Mance Harmon – Is Hedera Hashgraph better that blockchain?

In this episode, Grey Jabesi interviews Mance Harmon.Mance is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph. His prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder / CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security , Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at US Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.

Mance and his partner, Leemon Baird (who invented hashgraph), have been in the technology/security/privacy space for decades. Their latest venture, Hedera Hashgraph, is a platform that provides a new form of distributed consensus. It’s kind of like blockchain on steroids, except that it’s not a chain; it’s a graph. Also, it’s not open source; it’s patented. Their aim was to take all that is good about blockchain and create an enterprise-level platform that is faster, stable, and more secure.

In today’s episode you’ll learn:
· About Mance and Leemon’s technical and entrepreneurial background
· Why Leemon invented hashgraph
· How hashgraph differs from blockchain
· Why Mance and Leemon patented Hedera Hashgraph
· The types of applications for which hashgraph can be used
· About Hedera Hashgraph’s immediate and anticipated plans (including a cryptocurrency)



links;
https://www.crunchbase.com/person/mance-harmon
https://www.linkedin.com/in/manceharmon/

#101 Charles Hoskinson & John O’Connor (Cardano)

In this interview. Grey Jabesi interviews Charles Hoskinson, well known as Co-founder of Cardano and Ethereum. Also featuring, was John O’Connor who is the Director of African Operations for Input Output(The parent company behind Cardano). This interview was recorded in johannesburg South Africa, where Charles was attending Africa Blockchain Conference which was hosted by Tumelo Ramaphosa.

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.

His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of posts in both the public and private sectors. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013.

John O’connor joined IOHK after working for the Cardano Foundation as the Head of Strategy and Communications. He worked from pre-launch on a variety of business areas, including community building, communications, exchange integration, and business strategy.

John began his career working at an investment firm focused on African development. With mixed Ethio-Irish heritage, he is particularly interested in how blockchain can enhance transparency and enable business in sub-Saharan African economies. John graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He lives between Addis Ababa and London.



Links:
Cardano Protocol: https://www.cardano.org/en/home/
Input Output: https://iohk.io/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/iohk_charles
linkedin: https://za.linkedin.com/company/cardano-foundation
Video version: https://youtu.be/zd3GCiSYUqg

#100 Arcane Bear – Adventure & Purposeful Living

In this episode. Grey Jabesi interviews Tijo Bear. Founder of the Arcane Bear brand. A Nomadic and adventure capitalist who started off as a digital marketer ended up owning real estate in the jungles of Costa Rica and plant his on psychedelics. Using the power of blockchain and decentralized media and funding systems. Arcane Bear is a one-stop shop for all things in the entrepreneurial toolkit.

His ideas and philosophy on freedom, money and lifestyle seem to be the source of his unique way of life. In this episode, we dive deep into his humble beginnings to where he is now.


Links to Arcane Bear:
Website: https://arcanebear.com/
Youtube:

#99 Ray Youssef – From homeless to Paxful. Solving real problems

Ray Youssef, co-founder of Paxful, is a serial entrepreneur. He has had 11 failed startups since he started his entrepreneurial journey. At one point, his life savings were gone and he was homeless on the streets of California. He met his fellow co-founder, Estonian native Artur Schaback, in similar circumstances. Both were trying to rebuild their lives and the opportunity that is Bitcoin offered them an idea. Paxful was born, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace which offers 300+ different ways to buy Bitcoin without the need for banks or intermediaries. Paxful is like the uber of banking, or rather for the unbanked.

Besides business, Ray has a big heart for charity. The hashtag ‘#BuiltbyBitcoin’ is his baby. He uses Bitcoin for social good, some of his charitable work include building schools with clean water and electricity.


Links to some of his projects:
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/23/this-bitcoin-exchange-wants-to-build-100-schools-in-africa.html
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paxful-to-build-second-rwanda-school-in-builtwithbitcoin-charitable-initiative-835084101.html

https://paxful.com/blog/builtwithbitcoin-school-2-has-begun/

Link to Paxful: https://paxful.com/

#97 Abraham Cambridge – How to Monetize the Sun

In this episode, Grey Jabesi interviews Abraham Cambridge, Founder and CEO of The Sun Exchange. A British born solar entrepreneur and disruptive technologist. In 2008 he completed an MSc in the Science of Climate Change under a NERC scholarship at UEA and has since established several businesses and projects around the world that use solar energy as a means for creating positive change. In 2010 he pioneered utility-scale.


Links
Abraham’s LimkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abraham-cambridge-6481081a/
The Sun Exchange website: https://thesunexchange.com/

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#82 Wannipha Jen Buakaew – How to find your place into Crypto

She is a leading personality, public speaker and voice of progress to the cryptocurrency community and emerging markets- Known as Crypto Jen, one of the most highly regarded female crypto/blockchain influencers in the world.

Jen’s passion is about leveraging Crypto and Blockchain driven solutions to make a global impact and empower individuals to live life to the fullest.

 

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Wannipha Jen Buakaew is an ICO and investment analyst. She is also on The New Money Systems Board- Lifeboat foundation alongside high profile individuals such as Vitalik Buterin and Charlie Lee.

Links:
– Book: Money and The Law of Attraction by Esther Hicks
– Lifeboat Foundation: click here
– Smartcash: https://smartcash.cc/

#78 NHIAL MAJOK – SOLVING AFRICA’S PROBLEMS WITH BLOCKCHAIN

Nhial Majok started with humble beginnings in Sudan. The Sudanese war was at it’s peak by the time he was 10 which forced him to move around various East African countries to attain a good education. He later moved to Australia.

Nhial has worked in IT for over 8 years both with the Australian government and in the private sector, providing system support for large clients for IBM Australia. He has experience in small and large organizations to the table in forming the company as well as his passion for financial innovation given his understanding of Australian economic theory.

He is now working on PESABASE, a low remittance, payments and banking for Africa. The platform is being built on OmisegoGo Blockchain platform.

 

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More about Omise-Go here

#76 SHOULD YOU INVEST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY? – MJ THE ACTUARY

Michael Jordan (MJ) is on track to getting his FASSA(in Finance) and CERA qualification. He passed all his Actuarial exams and now waiting for his graduation. He is now interested in Blockchain technology and digital currencies in which he has managed to pull out a few Blockchain based projects on his own.

He consults as an actuary, sometimes write for media outlets like Entrepreneur Magazine. He also has a Youtube channel MJ the Student Actuary where he post videos.

In this episode we discuss:
– Should you in invest in Cryptocurrencies
– What Cryptocurrency tokens represent
– Risks involved
– How to get started
– Governance
– Money
– Religion

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EP#71 MPHO DAGADA – THE BITCOIN ENTREPRENEUR

I met the Invest in Future Currency chief and Nda Exchange executive Mpho Dagada, 24, who has already made more than Millions through cryptocurrency in Johannesburg.

He has been all over the tv and radio in South Africa preaching the good story of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in general.

Since I’m a crypto-bug myself, I had to find Mpho and have a chat which I think you’ll enjoy and learn something from.

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Links to Mpho:

Website:
https://www.mphod.com/
https://www.investinfuturecurrency.com/

Link to my youtube channel focused on Cryptocurrency.

#69 SONYA KUHNEL – THE BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE

Sonya Kuhnel has been interested in digital currencies since late 2013 and one of the first women involved in the industry in South Africa. In 2013, she started a bitcoin payment company called Bitcoin Payments, a BitPay Affiliate partner, which allowed online merchants in South Africa to accept bitcoin as a payment method for goods and services.

In 2014, Sonya co-founded Bitcoin Events, a company that hosts the Bitcoin & Blockchain Africa Conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The conferences attract local and international venture capitalists, government delegates, top level executives from large financial institutions as well as experts in the industry.

In this episode, Sonya shares the history of Bitcoin events. A company she co-founded which is behind the Bitcoin Africa conference. We also discuss the state of cryptocurencies in South Africa, how she got herself involved with Bitcoin and more.

We give away free tickets to the conference. Listen to the podcast for instructions.

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