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"Bridging From Blockchain Ideas to Realities" Blockchain technology is transformative, disruptive and has the potential to redefine business and propel humanity into the decentralized future. It is also complex, confusing, and only fully understood by a tiny subset of the world’s population. In this podcast, hosts Ben Arnon and Jay Kolbe speak with leading experts - both within and outside of the blockchain industry - who will help make sense of this emerging technology. Conversations focus on tangible examples of blockchain’s impact on mainstream consumers. We also discuss how blockchain will bridge the gap between today’s early adopters and those fostering mass adoption. Join us as we bridge from blockchain ideas to realities.

"Bridging From Blockchain Ideas to Realities" Blockchain technology is transformative, disruptive and has the potential to redefine business and propel humanity into the decentralized future. It is also complex, confusing, and only fully understood by a tiny subset of the world’s population. In this podcast, hosts Ben Arnon and Jay Kolbe speak with leading experts - both within and outside of the blockchain industry - who will help make sense of this emerging technology. Conversations focus on tangible examples of blockchain’s impact on mainstream consumers. We also discuss how blockchain will bridge the gap between today’s early adopters and those fostering mass adoption. Join us as we bridge from blockchain ideas to realities.
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"Bridging From Blockchain Ideas to Realities" Blockchain technology is transformative, disruptive and has the potential to redefine business and propel humanity into the decentralized future. It is also complex, confusing, and only fully understood by a tiny subset of the world’s population. In this podcast, hosts Ben Arnon and Jay Kolbe speak with leading experts - both within and outside of the blockchain industry - who will help make sense of this emerging technology. Conversations focus on tangible examples of blockchain’s impact on mainstream consumers. We also discuss how blockchain will bridge the gap between today’s early adopters and those fostering mass adoption. Join us as we bridge from blockchain ideas to realities.

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Episodes

Security Tokens Garner Serious Investor Interest; Legal Precedence Still a Ways Out - Ep.14

9/25/2018
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Emma Channing, CEO and general counsel at Satis Group, brings her legal experience and token space expertise to Blockchain Bridge to delve into what it will take for the capital raise and security token market to take off. Emma, who worked on Blockchain Capital's security token offering (a seminal moment in the space), discusses what's changed in the market since then. She talks about the emergence of Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) for security tokens -- i.e. Sharespost; OpenFinance...

Duration:00:44:32

Crypto Business Leadership, a 24/7/365 Job (with a Smile) - Ep.13

9/4/2018
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New York Times best selling author and CEO of Deeper Media, Tim Sanders, joins Jay on the podcast to talk about best practices for executive management and leadership in "Coinworld" (aka blockchain and crypto businesses). Tim explains why he believes executives with high emotional intelligence (EQ) produce more positive experiences for their business partners and investors. With the inherent volatility of funding in the crypto space, which impacts the "mood state" of these businesses and...

Duration:00:48:29

Crowdfunding Success: It's Not Who You Are, It's What You Do! - Ep.12

8/21/2018
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Ayesha Kiani, Managing Director of Republic Crypto joins Ben and Jay to discuss equity crowdfunding and working to keep funding and token sales democratized. Kiani believes anyone should be allowed to invest in Republic's projects, and that issuers should aways stay on the right side of the SEC and FINRA. In this podcast, she delves into why Republic's legal-heavy team works tirelessly to reshape agreements that redefine how issuers navigate regulations and offer digital ownership. Always...

Duration:00:44:44

It Takes a Village to Achieve the Vision for Alternative Assets - Ep.11

8/7/2018
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Juan Hernandez, CEO & Founder of OpenFinance Network (OFN), a leading trading platform for the $7.7 trillion alternative asset market, joins Ben and Jay to talk about the state of the digital asset ecosystem and OFN's collaboration with market leaders such as Securitize, Harbor, Polymath, TokenSoft, Republic and StartEngine, to bring more compliance and regulatory oversight to the issuance pipeline. Juan touches on Morgan Creek's recent investment in OFN, and what it's like to be at the...

Duration:00:45:21

CryptoKitties Ensures Ethereum Purrs - Ep.10

7/24/2018
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Benny Giang, co-founder of CryptoKitties and product manager at Axiom Zen, joins Ben and Jay to talk about how CryptoKitties took the world by storm at the ETHWaterloo hackathon, ushering in the biggest moment in crypto since Bitcoin. Benny recalls the excitement that fueled CryptoKitties, as the company blew every expectation out of the water, flipping the crypto space on its head and for the first time making writing lines of code, shipping product and being profitable (in three weeks)...

Duration:00:46:09

Crypto Embraces Emerging Markets: We're Not a Bank, We're Your Financial Friend - Ep.9

7/10/2018
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Tricia Martinez, Founder and CEO of Wala and the Director of the Dala Foundation, joins Ben and Jay from Cape Town, South Africa to talk about why she's building a mobile crypto financial services platform for emerging markets. Tricia talks about her work in Africa to reduce banking fees and to increase financial services participation using Wala and the Dala token. She talks about the current state of banking in Africa, which is slow-moving and burdened with fees that have only served to...

Duration:00:43:28

Blockchain: Custom Built for Social Good - Ep.8

6/26/2018
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In this episode, Ben and Jay connect with Vanessa Grellet, who serves as Executive Director at ConsenSys with a strong focus on the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition, to explore initiatives and trends in blockchain and data management that are shaping the future of social good. She highlights four key sectors for social good that are most impacted by blockchain and recounts trends that emerged at the Blockchain for Social Impact Conference. Vanessa sheds light on what it takes to...

Duration:00:45:16

To Decentralize or Not to Decentralize, That is the Database Question - Ep.7

6/19/2018
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In this episode, Ben and Jay meet up with Neeraj Murarka, CTO and co-founder of Bluzelle, a high-security decentralized and scalable database, to explore trends and what's happening in the data management space. Neeraj delves into the meaning of Bluzelle's motto, "You are the Database," and details the advantages and differences between a traditional "centralized" database versus a decentralized database. Neeraj breaks down the value of a "key value pair" database, and goes into detail on...

Duration:00:43:55

Security Tokens: Keep Calm and Carry On - Ep.6

6/12/2018
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In this episode, Ben and Jay delve into the many facets of tokenization with a leading voice in the space, Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano, Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital Assets. From the value of fractional digital share ownership to the global ramifications of security tokens, we take a closer look at this rapid-moving, often over-hyped but clearly substantive cousin of the utility token. Pomp details why security tokens are evolutionary versus revolutionary, with respect to the use...

Duration:00:46:37

GDPR Me ASAP: Consumer Managed Data Goes Mainstream - Ep.5

6/5/2018
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In this episode, Ben and Jay dive into consumer managed data with the CEO and Founder of Wibson, Mat Travizano, who delves into why consumers should take back their data and why he believes General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) will reshape individual's relationship with data. Mat touches on the role Internet platforms such as Google and Facebook play in the world of data; why consumers have become comfortable with exchanging their data for services from these companies and how he...

Duration:00:43:21

Tokenize the World: Early Adopters of Security Tokens "Eat Their Own Dog Food!" - Ep.4

5/29/2018
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Ben catches up with Greg Gilman, Founder of Science Blockchain, to talk about launching one of the world's first security tokens. Greg talks about his journey from security token discovery to evangelizing and managing the process with venture firms new to digital ownership. Greg recalls his initial conversations with institutional investors; answering their questions about custody and calming their fears about custody and legalities. Greg goes into why Science Blockchain decided to issue...

Duration:00:35:35

Friends with Benefits: Let's Talk About Regulation - Ep.3

5/22/2018
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In this episode we dive into regulation with two gentleman from the crypto exchange and security token trading platform, VRBex - CEO Gene Grant and COO David Powell. These two have spent their entire careers in global banking and finance regulation -- nobody has better insight. We dive into the current state of regulation and look into what it takes to establish crypto and blockchain businesses that are fully compliant with U.S. financial regulations. We delve into security token trading;...

Duration:00:48:33

If Frank Lloyd Wright Was Into Blockchain: A Deep Dive into Token Architecture - Ep.2

5/15/2018
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In this episode we dive into the architecture and economics of tokens on the blockchain with leading token mechanics expert, David Sabo, founding partner of Symbol Network. We discuss what can be learned from the explosion of utility tokens, and delve into where the space is headed with the emergence of security tokens. David shares his unique perspective on the global token market, which is based on his personal review of hundreds of tokenized businesses. He will also talk about global...

Duration:00:44:32

UX Design: Designing Blockchain for Mainstream Users - Ep.1

5/8/2018
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In this episode we explore user experience design in the blockchain industry with leading experts Jose Caballer and Chris Pallé. We discuss the current problems that users of blockchain applications face and solutions to help make blockchain more accessible to mainstream users. Chris and Jose share their unique perspectives about how to design products and organizations for the blockchain technology industry. Our conversation also explores the notion of a “Trust Architect” as a new type of...

Duration:00:58:23

Trailer

4/28/2018
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Welcome to the Blockchain Bridge! The podcast that features reality-based discussions about blockchain. Where we bridge from blockchain ideas to realities, and where we discuss solutions that will drive blockchain from its early adopter stage to mainstream adoption. Hosted by Ben Arnon and Jay Kolbe, the show will launch May 8th with an awesome first episode. Make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and our website is www.blockchainbridgepodcast.com. Blockchain technology...

Duration:00:01:46