27 episodes

The consumer's guide to cryptocurrencies and blockchain - navigating new technologies the smart and safe way, helping you understand and research the changes that the crypto-economy is bringing to us all. From the social impact of blockchain projects globally, to how to take your first steps buying cryptocurrencies and tokens, the BlockSparks team will be your hosts as you explore the future of money.

Crypto Confidence podcast Maya Middlemiss

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

The consumer's guide to cryptocurrencies and blockchain - navigating new technologies the smart and safe way, helping you understand and research the changes that the crypto-economy is bringing to us all. From the social impact of blockchain projects globally, to how to take your first steps buying cryptocurrencies and tokens, the BlockSparks team will be your hosts as you explore the future of money.

    CCP27: Mentoring Women in Emergent Tech (Susan Maddison)

    CCP27: Mentoring Women in Emergent Tech (Susan Maddison)

    Today we’re returning to a theme close to all of our hearts here at BlockSparks, that of empowering women in emergent technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency. There are still far too few women making their careers in these exciting industries of the future, but there are some brilliant people working hard to redress that balance, and we’re delighted to be joined by one of those today, Susan Maddison, one of the founders of Women in Tech Revolution!
    Keep in touch with Witechrev:
    Via the website: https://witechrev.com/ 
    On Twitter: @womenintechrev
     
     
    And if you like what you hear, we’ll be sharing new episodes every fortnight. So please subscribe via your podcast app of choice.
    Keep in touch with us on Facebook via the Crypto Confidence page, and the official BlockSparks page too. Tweet us with your questions, or email hello@blocksparks.io
    And now you can join our NEW community on Facebook! Be one of the founding members, and join in the conversation.
    Want to get started buying your first cryptocurrencies? We recommend Local Coin Swap, for your peer-to-peer transactions, and Coinbase to buy centrally – these links help support the show.
    And remember: nothing in this podcast or our related social media, nor anything else published by BlockSparks OU at any location, is intended as financial, investment or trading advice. Everything we share represents our personal opinions, for your information, education, and entertainment only. You should not make any decisions based on anything we share with you, not without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with appropriate professional advisors. CryptoConfidence is all about being smart and informed and making the right choices for YOU.
    And remember: nothing in this podcast or our related social media, nor anything else published by BlockSparks OU at any location, is intended as financial, investment or trading advice. Everything we share represents our personal opinions, for your information, education, and entertainment only. You should not make any decisions based on anything we share with you, not without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with appropriate professional advisors.  CryptoConfidence is all about being smart and informed and making the right choices for YOU

    • 44 min
    Narrative: Rewarding Creativity on the Blockchain

    Narrative: Rewarding Creativity on the Blockchain

    Artists, writers and creators have always struggled to find ways to monetise their work effectively, and in an era of ad-funded online clickbait, it has never been more challenging.
    Distributed ledger technology is enabling new platforms to democratise that creativity, and share the rewards generated directly and fairly with the writers who create it. As the world becomes more and more aware of the idea that we DO pay for the things we read and watch one way or another, we now have a choice of whether we pay with our eyeballs to view ads, or by consciously interacting with the creator and thanking them in a token economy - and readers can judge for themselves which model creates the meaningful and intelligent work they actually want to enjoy.
    We're talking to Rosemary O'Neill, founder of Narrative - Narrative is a new platform where anyone can write and publish, and build their own audiences for their work. It's part of a growing wave of decentralised publication tools which are set to revolutionise the "content" industry as we know it - and about time too.
    https://narrative.org is the platform, and you can learn more about the brand by following their corporate feed at https://www.narrative.org/m/narrative_hq
    They're on Twitter: @narrative_hq and Rosemary’s personal account is @rhogroupee

    • 40 min
    Blockchain-Based Altruism with GiveNation

    Blockchain-Based Altruism with GiveNation

    Today, Maya Middlemiss meets Alyze Sam and Arnaud Saint-Paul, from GiveNation.
    GiveNation unites children everywhere in the world and assists young minds to become philanthropists by means of educational games geared towards a sustainable financial future. Through an enjoyable gaming experience, children are rewarded with cryptocurrency, and they’re positivity impacting our planet.  
    Discover more at:
    ✔️Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGiveNation
    ✔️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiveNation
    ✔️Medium: https://medium.com/TheGiveNation
    ✔️YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClz9RI3oIN8mHYTVi22W3ow
    ✔️LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/givefoundation
    ✔️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheGiveNation
    ✔️Email: enquiries@give.si

    And online at: https://GiveNation.World 
     
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    And if you like what you hear, we’ll be sharing new episodes every fortnight. So please subscribe via your podcast app of choice.


    Keep in touch with us on Facebook via the Crypto Confidence page, and the official BlockSparks page too. Tweet us with your questions, or email hello@blocksparks.io
    And now you can join our NEW community on Facebook! Be one of the founding members, and join in the conversation.
    Want to get started buying your first cryptocurrencies? We recommend Local Coin Swap, for your peer-to-peer transactions, and Coinbase to buy centrally – these links help support the show.

    And remember: nothing in this podcast or our related social media, nor anything else published by BlockSparks OU at any location, is intended as financial, investment or trading advice. Everything we share represents our personal opinions, for your information, education, and entertainment only. You should not make any decisions based on anything we share with you, not without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with appropriate professional advisors. CryptoConfidence is all about being smart and informed and making the right choices for YOU.



     

    • 42 min
    Understanding liquidity and digital assets

    Understanding liquidity and digital assets

    It's a term we hear a lot both within traditional financial services and investment, but also in relation to cryptoassets in particular.
    We thought it was important to get to the bottom of liquidity and what it means for any currency or commodity, so we're very glad to be joined by Bill Smith of CryptEquities to help us clarify this important concept.
    Bill is a serial entrepreneur involved in a diverse range of projects, about which you can learn more here., and here is the link to CryptEquities - where they are bringing liquidity to a variety of cryptoassets via a unique token solution.
     
    And if you like what you hear, we’ll be sharing new episodes every fortnight. So please subscribe via your podcast app of choice.
    Keep in touch with us on Facebook via the Crypto Confidence page, and the official BlockSparks page too. Tweet us with your questions, or email hello@blocksparks.io
    And now you can join our NEW community on Facebook! Be one of the founding members, and join in the conversation.
    Want to get started buying your first cryptocurrencies? We recommend Local Coin Swap, for your peer-to-peer transactions, and Coinbase to buy centrally – these links help support the show.
    And remember: nothing in this podcast or our related social media, nor anything else published by BlockSparks OU at any location, is intended as financial, investment or trading advice. Everything we share represents our personal opinions, for your information, education, and entertainment only. You should not make any decisions based on anything we share with you, not without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with appropriate professional advisors. CryptoConfidence is all about being smart and informed and making the right choices for YOU.

    • 48 min
    Creating "Beyond The Chain"

    Creating "Beyond The Chain"

    Today Maya is joined by her colleague Diana Berryman, Head of Social Media at BlockSparks, to talk about a special project: the publication of Beyond The Chain. 
    Beyond The Chain is a novel - about liberation, mental health, relationship, memory... and bitcoin. Written first and foremost to tell a story, the book also serves as a valuable primer for those new - like the protagonist - to understanding the basic principles of crypto and blockchain, as a path to personal financial freedom and an alternative way of being.
     
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    And if you like what you hear, we’ll be sharing new episodes every fortnight. So please subscribe via your podcast app of choice.

    Keep in touch with us on Facebook via the Crypto Confidence page, and the official BlockSparks page too. Tweet us with your questions, or email hello@blocksparks.io
    And now you can join our NEW community on Facebook! Be one of the founding members, and join in the conversation.
    Want to get started buying your first cryptocurrencies? We recommend Local Coin Swap, for your peer-to-peer transactions, and Coinbase to buy centrally – these links help support the show.

    And remember: nothing in this podcast or our related social media, nor anything else published by BlockSparks OU at any location, is intended as financial, investment or trading advice. Everything we share represents our personal opinions, for your information, education, and entertainment only. You should not make any decisions based on anything we share with you, not without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with appropriate professional advisors. CryptoConfidence is all about being smart and informed and making the right choices for YOU.

    • 38 min
    Who in the world really needs a Facebook cryptocurrency?

    Who in the world really needs a Facebook cryptocurrency?

    So it's official: Project Libra has been announced to a waiting world, and we can finally get a look at the worst-kept secret in blockchain... Facebook, and a consortium of corporate partners, are creating Libra Coin.
    Their stated aim is to offer fast low cost payments to the millions of unbanked people around the world, but the details are still hazy. To help us try and unpack them, we speak to software developer Jeansy Molanza, whose knowledge of blockchain combines with life experience in the UK and Africa, to offer a unique perspective on what money really means - especially in parts of the world where economic and political uncertainty is a constant backdrop.
    We discuss the implications of Project Libra for developed and less-developed nations and the people who live there, and try to extrapolate the broader impact this new development may have on the cryptocurrency world in general... and indeed, the wider world.
    Keep up with Jeansy and his excellent work on Twitter https://twitter.com/jeansymolanza
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    And if you like what you hear, we’ll be sharing new episodes every fortnight. So please subscribe via your podcast app of choice.

    Keep in touch with us on Facebook via the Crypto Confidence page, and the official BlockSparks page too. Tweet us with your questions, or email hello@blocksparks.io
    And now you can join our NEW community on Facebook! Be one of the founding members, and join in the conversation.
    Want to get started buying your first cryptocurrencies? We recommend Local Coin Swap, for your peer-to-peer transactions, and Coinbase to buy centrally – these links help support the show.

    And remember: nothing in this podcast or our related social media, nor anything else published by BlockSparks OU at any location, is intended as financial, investment or trading advice. Everything we share represents our personal opinions, for your information, education, and entertainment only. You should not make any decisions based on anything we share with you, not without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with appropriate professional advisors. CryptoConfidence is all about being smart and informed and making the right choices for YOU.





     

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Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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What a beutiful podcast is this .I love it !

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Great informative intelligent content Maya - best wishes @johnboatman_uk

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