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Incentive design for blockchain, lessons from the opioids crisis

Tori Adams, DC-based blockchain innovator with ConsenSys Government, shares how her personal heartbreaks with opioid addiction fuels her passion for scaling back this public health crisis by connecting behavioral economics with decentralized systems. Tori sat down with us to help break down this problem down at the economics, cultural, and regulatory level. She hopes that the community, in collaboration with industry and government, will be able to make real headway with blockchain. Cohost: Yidu Wang Show Writer: Dang Du Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tori-adams-2229804 Tweets by ToriinDC Follow A Bit Cryptic Podcast: Twitter.com/keepitcryptic Medium.com/@abitcryptic Facebook.com/abitcryptic Instagram.com/keepitcryptic Donation addresses: BTC: 1CsrHFn1VCpjofxRKxw1DQKGVURSxr8yWb ETH: 0xe612032F9AE393017141A5CBA6DFC00428B82cE6 LTC: MMPb9PpgdJvnXaXYynXQ728e4GNtyHGAbu […]

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Central Banker Decrypts Crypto

David Andolfatto, VP of Research at the St. Louis Federal Reserve is a thought leader on cryptocurrency and the new market places popping around it. Central bankers have often been hesitant to speak about crypto, but David has been crypto-educator since 2014. His community policy briefings usually are usually packed to standing-room only. In this episode we discuss how central banks are not only warming up to blockchain but are now exploring use cases of blockchain. We talk about how blockchain is just like the economy of favors we use every day with our coworkers, friends, and family (and how […]

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My Body, My Data!

At Coinvention (Philadelphia), Raj Sharma, CEO of Health Wizz, chats about their mobile app helping people to aggregate, organize, own, and share their health data. He goes over their vision for a market where people can share health info directly with a health orgs. and caregivers without the web of brokers, while reaping reward points similar to consumer gift rewards. Interviewer : Yidu Wang Show notes: Dang Du Links: https://www.healthwizz.com/ Access premium content from us: patreon.com/abitcryptic Follow A Bit Cryptic Podcast: twitter.com/keepitcryptic Medium: medium.com/@abitcryptic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abitcryptic/ Instagram: Instagram.com/keepitcryptic If you like what you heard, please leave us a 5-star review […]

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Blockchain Media and Tech Reporting — Why Words Matter

Today we discuss everything from the tech scene in Russia and intermittent fasting, to entrepreneurship and fake Amazon product reviews. We wax about how little changes in wording makes a big difference in public perception and how general public perception of blockchain/crypto is still pretty goofy. Ari believes the general media has very little clue what’s happening in the blockchain world (many interviews still begin with ‘but isn’t bitcoin just used for drugs and crime?’) Ari also turns the tables and interviews Alain and Jeff! Ari Zoldan is CEO and founder of Quantum media, which consults businesses on media information […]

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World Bank Blockchain Lab, Fighting Poverty With New Tech

Washington DC — Recent headlines have touted the World Bank’s achievement in issuing “the first global bond” on the blockchain. But you may not know the backstory to how the World Bank’s blockchain innovations lab got started. I visited the lab to see how this global development institution is ramping up its blockchain prowess, while turning its once quaint technology department into an innovations hub for poverty reduction projects across the world. My gracious tour guide is Vince Bui, a former investment banker, who is now a strategist and investment planner for the IT department of the World Bank Group. He shared […]

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Can We Trust The Trustless System?

Shayan Zadeh (Co-founder of Zoosk, the online dating platform) and Alex Senemar (Co-founder of Sherbit, health analytics company) sit down with us to talk about security in the age of cryptocurrency and their new venture Trustroot. Featured guests: Shayan Zadeh, Cofounder of Zoosk, an online dating site and dating app Alex Senemar — CEO/Cofounder of SherBit , a digital health company empowering patients to understand their health

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