Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Jul 31, 2018

In this hilarious skeptics' episode, Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of CoinShares, and Jill Carlson, an independent consultant, explain why they think crypto needs fewer moral arguments and more empirical evidence, and how there's too much focus on financial engineering, but not enough focus on winning hearts and minds. They also explain why people are not machines where "you put in a token and get out an action," what the "shitcoin waterfall" is, and why cryptoeconomics isn't anything new. Plus, they give their tips for working in the space.

Thank you to our sponsors!

DACC: https://www.digitalassetcustody.com

Preciate: https://preciate.org/recognize/

Quantstamp: https://quantstamp.com

Episode links:

Meltem on Twitter: https://twitter.com/melt_dem

On Medium: https://medium.com/@Melt_Dem

Jill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_jillruth

AirTM: https://www.airtm.io

Fat protocols thesis: http://www.usv.com/blog/fat-protocols

Amber Baldet's tweet about the finger guns guy: https://twitter.com/amberbaldet/status/1006286345122275331

Meltem's tips on working in crypto: https://medium.com/@Melt_Dem/so-you-want-to-work-in-crypto-57961ca074c4

Jill's tips on working for yourself: https://medium.com/@jillcarlson/working-alone-165ababeafc2