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“Up to 30% of humanitarian funding is lost to fraud and corruption. Blockchain makes that philanthropy funding chain more efficient and transparent, achieving greater social impact” – An interview with Ben Joakim, Disberse

“Hi Ben – Welcome to Chain Reaction’s interview series. So, most people would not necessarily associate Blockchain with philanthropy but rather with banking or financial firms. How did the idea of Disberse using Blockchain for charitable purposes come about? My background is in international development, overlapping with social enterprise and the third sector. I’ve run […]
Micah Winkelspecht - Gem

“Blockchain technology represents an infrastructural change that will transform how some very large organisations work” – An interview with Micah Winkelspecht, Gem

Today we are talking about healthcare transformation, data and regulation with Micah Winkelspecht, CEO & Founder of Gem, ahead of a presentation later today which is being hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce in conjunction with the Congressional Blockchain Caucus: Hi Micah – Welcome to Chain Reaction. So, blockchain technology is perhaps not the easiest thing […]

People really just want to know “what can Blockchain do for me?” – An interview with Meltem Demirors

For this week’s thought leader interview, Chain Reaction was delighted to catch up with Meltem Demirors, Director of Development at Digital Currency Group to talk about ‘magical thinking’, women in tech, bitcoin scaling debates and industrial transformation: “Hi Meltem – You spend quite a bit of your time speaking to total newcomers about bitcoin and blockchain technology. How […]

“The market capitalisation of Bitcoin is higher than the market cap of Twitter” – The Nicolas Cary Interview

For this week’s interview, Chain Reaction, tracked down entrepreneur and educator, Nicolas Cary, President and Co-Founder of Blockchain, to talk about programmable money, world currencies and bitcoin recycling bins: “Hi Nic – You spend a lot of your time speaking to total newcomers about bitcoin and blockchain technology, what are the types of questions you […]

Is Blockchain the future of philanthropy?

What does a financial technology like Blockchain have to do with charitable giving? You may perhaps have heard of the idea of using Bitcoin or other digital currencies as a new source of funding for charities. But there are still some hurdles to doing this and many charity boards may still be nervous about how […]

Events, dear boy, events

As someone who organises events for a living, I always enjoy the ‘luxury’ of attending, speaking and being an observer at other people’s events. Not only is it a great way to get ideas for new speakers, different topics and new ways of running my own events (they do say imitation is the sincerest form […]

‘Blockchain will be useful, but it won’t cure cancer’: An Interview with Nick Williamson, CEO and Founder, Credits

Nick Williamson is the CEO & Founder of Credits, a Blockchain infrastructure provider building secure and scalable blockchains that will transform the way the world interacts. Unblocked caught up with Nick recently for the very first in our series of Blockchain profile interviews with leading innovators and educators in the field: If you had to explain it […]

Down the Rabbit Hole – Resources for Beginners

The past 3 years has been a fascinating journey for me of learning more and more about digital currencies and the underlying technology of the blockchain. I am often asked by people if I have good resources to give a quick non-technical introduction to the topic. Learning about bitcoin, altcoins (other types of digital currency […]

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