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#102 Hedera Hashgraph’s technical, entrepreneurial and anticipated plans.

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/

#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:

#86 Tawanda Kembo – Cryptocurrency in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Kembo has been geeking out about bitcoin since 2012 and has been deeply involved in bitcoin and the blockchain technology since 2013. Tawanda is 4th generation entrepreneur who co-founded Golix, the company running Zimbabwe’s bitcoin exchange. Tawanda has launched, contributed to and consulted for several blockchain-related projects in Africa so he understands the bitcoin landscape in Africa very well. Tawanda has spoken at several blockchain conferences worldwide, is a widely published author of bitcoin-related articles and blog posts. Previously, Tawanda started his career as a software engineer having writing his first software program in 1999 (when he was 13 years old).

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#79 BETH MALATJI – THE BOOTSRAPPER’S LIFE-SAVING HACKS

“Hating your job is not a business plan” – Beth Malatji

Beth Malatji the Founder & CEO of Rebirth wines. She is also the director of StartUp Grind in Johannesburg.

She wrote The Bootstrapper’s Lifesaving Hacks, an easy to read practical book about business process automation. Her entrepreneurial journey started when she founded Wealth Ladder Magazine, which was later sold to another media house. This is an interactive publication focusing on entrepreneurship, startup success stories, financial literacy, wealth accumulation, and leisure. She is currently the Co-founder and Editor in Chief of Tenacity magazine, which focuses on community and rural development – powered by De Beers mining group.

Her life story is inspiring, we go back from where she started as a kid, to her corporate life. It all adds up to where she is today.

 

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#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

#67 IVAN ON TECH – ETHEREUM & SMART CONTRACTS

Ivan Liljeqvist is a software developer, Blockchain expert and international Blockchain Speaker. He is popular for his YouTube channel Ivan on Tech where he covers Cryptocurrency and Blockchain.

In this episode, we discuss Smart contracts, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency as a whole.

 

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Link to his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LiljeqvistIvan/featured

Link to Ivan’s website:
http://ivanontech.com

#66 LEON VAN VUUREN – THE PRODUCT DRIVEN ENTREPRENEUR

Leon van Vuuren is the CEO and founder of EyeCover, an industry-specific value added product and business solutions provider. He is also director of a Financial Services Consultancy specializing in UBI, Volume and Affinity initiatives.

A qualified and experienced optometrist with extensive competencies in digital marketing, start-ups, business and go-to-market strategies.

In this episode, we discuss business, his early career as an entrepreneur, funding and personal development.

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Leon’s StartUp(Eye cover) – https://www.eyecover.co.za/

Books he recommended:
The four hour work week by Tim Ferriss (Amazon) (South Africa)
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

#63 PETER SADDINGTON – STARTUP FAILURES, SCRUM, EDUCATION, PARENTING

“Begin with the end in mind”- Peter Saddington.

Peter Saddington is a Scientist, Entrepreneur(with 2 private exits) ,Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and Investor. Published author of 2 books, various industry publications, and blogger on software development, board member, advisor, and Angel Investor in startups at various stages.

In this episode we covered:
– Education & Learning (College or not)
– Startups, Scrum and agile (Read his book)
– He started 14 startups and 10 of them failed
– Parenting
– Disciplined and lifestyle
– Work life balance

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Peter’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Pocket-Guide-Making-Business/dp/1118438256

This is a two part episode, please make sure you check out the next one on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.

#61 BRIAN HAZARD – EXPLORING COLOR THEORY, CREATIVITY, DEEP WORK, LONGEVITY

Color Theory is the musical alter ego of American singer-keyboardist-songwriter Brian Hazard. Hazard has released nine studio albums, nine EPs, three remix collections, and one set of demos to date. His latest album Adjustments was released on May 27, 2016.

I have been trying to get hold of Brian and it was worth the wait. This conversation was absolutely amazing to me, I hope you enjoy it too.

In this episode, we covered:
– The current state of music
– Longevity
– His early years
– The creative process
– Deep work
– Social media and much more.

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Check out his website: http://colortheory.com/

 

#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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