10 Blockchain Speakers That Make Understanding Easy
Blockchain and Bitcoin. Decentralized finance and smart contracts. Non-fungible tokens and games to win. The new world of Web 3 is many things, but simplicity is not one of them. A few speakers manage to transform the complexity of the blockchain into concepts that are easy to understand and quick to grasp.
These men and women answer questions from the audience – and have a cohesive, logical explanation for anyone who knows enough to formulate a good question. If you’re creating an event and want a great speaker, either in-person or virtual, choose from this list.
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When I study, listen, attend lectures, and prepare lists like this, it’s a difficult process (no doubt those of you in this industry can relate).
I’ve listened to most of these people speak and I usually put Joel Comm at the top of my lists because he’s so funny – although these speakers are listed here in no particular order.
- Joel Comm (@joelcomm)
Joel Comm reached the blockchain world after selling a game company to Yahoo!, revealing the secrets of Google’s AdSense system, and how to market on Twitter as soon as the “microblogging” platform launched. Along with Travis Wright, he presents both The Bad Crypto Podcast and The Nifty Show, two podcasts that interview blockchain leaders and entrepreneurs, explaining their businesses to non-technical audiences.
- Igor Pejic (@IgorPejic9)
Igor Pejic is the author of Blockchain Babel. He is the former Marketing Director of BNP Paribas Personal Finance Austria and a teacher at the University of Vienna. His background in both the financial industry and education has enabled him to translate blockchain technology jargon into understandable language and explain why it matters. He has seen how finance reacts to the rise of digital currencies and distributed networks, and he can explain it.
- Andre de Castro (@AndreTechExec)
Andre de Castro is a software engineer and Bitcoin pioneer. He works with Fortune 500 clients, helping them understand and prepare for the development of cryptocurrencies. He also contributed to a 2014 administrative ruling that allowed companies and startups to trade cryptocurrencies in the United States. He is an expert on the opportunities available in the blockchain world and, in particular, the possibility of making money through arbitrage on different trading platforms.
- Anne-Lise Kjaer (@kjaerglobal)
Anne-Lise Kjaer is a trend expert. She is the author of The trend management toolkit and spoke to companies including IKEA and Swarovski about changing consumption patterns. The trends she discussed include health tech and digitalization, but she also talks about fintech, how it’s evolving, and how those changes will affect consumers and the businesses that serve them.
- Lisa Short (@lisagshort)
Teacher Lisa runsThe focus is on education. She is the founder of Mind Shifting and accelerator Frontier TechED uses education to bring small and medium-sized businesses closer to cutting-edge technologies. Lisa Short is also the Director of Learning and Ecosystems for the United Africa Blockchain Association, which provides blockchain and artificial intelligence education across Africa.
- John Bigg (@johnbiggs)
John Biggs is a journalist. Biggs has served as editor for TechCrunch.com and has written for publications such as Wiredthe New York Times, Linux Reviewand popular science. He is now an editor at CoinDesk, the world’s leading source for blockchain news, and has written books on blogging and online scams. He was also CEO of fintech startup Freemit.com, adding real-world experience to his research and writing.
- Sam Wouters (@SDWouters)
Sam Wouters is a consultant at Duval Union Consulting, a consulting firm, and co-author of digital transformation book, a guide to bringing digital workflows to large enterprises. He now focuses on bitcoin and blockchain, helping businesses understand how the technology works and what they can do with it.
- Laura Shin (@laurashin)
Laura Shin is the host of Unchained, one of the web’s leading blockchain podcasts. She was editor-in-chief at Forbes and the first mainstream journalist to take crypto as her full-time beat. She is also the author of the recent Early Crypto Survey: The Cryptopians: Idealism, greed, lies and the creation of the first big cryptocurrency craze. His talks focus on the effects of blockchain on ownership, online organization, and earning potential.
- Tony Scott (@tonyscottcio)
Tony Scott was President Barack Obama’s chief information officer. He launched a 30-day cybersecurity sprint and led the government’s cyber defense efforts. He also managed net neutrality policy and oversaw privacy issues that emerged from Apple’s lawsuit against the FBI. He now leads the TonyScottGroup, where he provides strategies for large enterprises to cope with and make the most of changing IT infrastructure and new technologies.
- Elias Ahonen (@eahonen)
Elias Ahonenthe 2016 book, Physical bitcoins and cryptocurrencies, was one of the first stories of digital currency. He is also the author of Blockland, a collection of stories about bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency. He has been active in the blockchain space since 2012 and runs a blockchain consulting firm called Token Valley.
Here are some articles for your reading pleasure and information — on these topics.
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