#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

#90 Michael Jordaan (Part 1) – Banking, Career Development & Business

Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as Partner at AngelHub Ventures. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at First National Bank, Plc until December 31, 2013.

He had a decade of experience working at the First National Bank, Plc. At FNB, he oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric solutions for customers. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of JSE Limited since January 1, 2014. Dr. Jordaan is the recipient of the CNBC Africa Business Leader of the Year for Southern Africa award.


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According to Ventures Africa.com, Micheal is Africa’s most innovative banker.

Follow Michael on twitter: @michaeljordaan
Website: http://www.montegray.com/

This is part one of two.

#87 Roger Ver – Founder of Bitcoin.com

Roger Keith Ver is an early investor in bitcoin related startups. He was formerly an American citizen. He was born and lived in Silicon Valley.[2] He now resides in Japan. He has been a prominent supporter of bitcoin adoption and saw bitcoin as a means to promote economic freedom. He now promotes Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of the cryptocurrency created with the intent to fix issues such as high fees and long transaction confirmation times.[3] He identifies as a libertarian, an anarcho-capitalist, peace advocate and advocates for individualism and voluntaryism.

Download a Bitcoin Wallet and receive free Bitcoin Cash on Bitcoin.com

 

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#84 Joby Weeks – Rules to financial freedom and unlimited travel

Joby is an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and travel bug who is passionate about seeing others succeed. He has created several successful companies and continues to pursue different ventures. He is well known for Bitcoin and Bitclub Network in the cryptocurrency community.

In this podcast we discussed:
– His first business
– Financial independence
– Travel
– Bitclub network
– His philosophy on life

 

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Books he mentioned: The creature from jekyll island

Link to signup on Bitclub network and start mining: http://bitclub.network/ninja265

Link to Smartcash: https://smartcash.cc/

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How to find your place in Crypto with Wannipha aka Crypto Jane
Lets talk Ethereum with Ivan on Tech

#81 Deconstructing Real Estate Myths – Scott Picken

Scott Picken(@Scott_Picken) is a South African-born real estate investor and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Wealth Migrate, a fintech company that offers real estate investments on its online marketplace through crowdfunding. He began offering real estate investment solutions at the age of 26 when he founded International Property Solutions. The Huffington Post named Wealth Migrate as one of the top 60 real estate crowdfunding solutions in the United States in 2014.

Picken is the author of Property Going Global.

 

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LINKS
To get a free copy of the book. Go to proppertygoingglobal.com and click “get your free copy”.
Wealth Migrate website – here
WealthE coin website – here

#80 DAVID ORBAN – EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES

David Orban(@davidorban) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society.
He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years.

Among other things, he’s the Founder & Trustee of Network Society Research, Faculty of and Advisor to the Singularity University and Mentor for the Thiel Fellowship.

 

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Links:
David’s website: http://davidorban.com/about/

Other Podcast on Blockchain:
Ivan on Tech: Ethereum & Smart Contracts
Peter Saddington: Lets talk Bitcoin
Michael Jordan: Should you invest in Cryptocurrencies?

#68 ED MYLETT – DO NOT DIE IN YOUR 20s

Ed Mylett(Chairman of WFG) is one of the premier business leaders, peak performance experts and motivational speakers in the world. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. He has shared the stage with business legends such as Tony Robbins, John Maxwell and Phil Knight.

I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with Ed and share it with you guys and girls. This will definitely get you off the mat and start going for whats yours.

Nb: Whenever we mentioned “Grant”, we meant Grand Cardone.

Some of the topics we discuss:
– Fitness
– Confidence
– Goals
– Money
– Fear
– Leadership

 

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Links to Ed content:
Website: http://www.edmylett.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIprGZAdzn3ZqgLmDuibYcw
Ed Mylett: https://www.instagram.com/edmylett/ @Edmylett

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#65 MARNUS BROODRYK – WHAT IT TAKES

Marnus Broodryk is an entrepreneur, Shark on Shark Tank SA and author of “90 rules for entrepreneurs”.

Marnus has been very successful on his journey as an entrepreneur. He was a millionaire by age 24. Started and made a success out of many businesses. Most recently sold a majority share in The Beancounter (one of South Africa’s most sought after accounting firms that he founded) to JSE-listed, Transaction Capital and he continues to be the CEO.

I have always been inspired by what he does so I had to go and get hold of him for a conversation.

In this episode, we discussed:
– His childhood and beginning
– His first business
– Funding
– What he looks for as an investor
– Education
– Books that impacted him
– His upcoming book, 90 rules for entrepreneurs

His favorite books:
He’s a big fan of Biographies but here’s a list of a few books he mentioned:
-Think & Grow rich by Napoleon Hill
– Born a crime by Trevor Noah
– Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
– Elon Musk biography

This podcast is sponsored by KnektMe. Discover nearby people that can impact your life, career or business.
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Marnus website: Marnus Broodryk

This podcast is sponsored by KnektMe. Discover nearby people that can impact your life, career or business.

#52 Susan Bennett – Meet the woman behind the voice of SIRI

With a strong personality and a sense of humor, Siri and the voice behind her, give the story of voice acting and how Susan Bennett became the original voice of Siri. Susan and her voice talent were suddenly a persona on devices worldwide, thrusting her into accidental fame. Susan tells of how Siri was created and how she dealt with the fear of living up to the expectations of Siri.

In this podcast, Susan takes us back to where her career started as a voice over artist. Besides being the original voice of Siri, she has been a trusted voice for Coca-Cola, Discovery channel, Delta Airlines, USA Today, Cartoon Network and other. We also discuss how the voice industry has changed and how she adapted to it.

 

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Click here to visit Susan’s website

Click here to watch Susan’s Tedx talk

 

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#51 – Riana Lynn – FOOD TECH & DIVERSITY

Riana Lynn is a leader in food technology and innovation and a STEM mentor. Her work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Essence, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc and more.

Riana is the founder and CEO of Food Trace, a technology company that deals with food supply chain. She also worked with Google, The White House as well as consulting for a number of companies in the United States.

 

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Some of the topics we covered:

  • Her story
  • How she got started
  • Work experience
  • How she founded food trace
  • How she taught herself how to code
  • Diversity in STEM

You can follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rianalynn/

 

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