Metaverse is a series of one-to-one interviews with futurists, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all stripes. Host Francis Hellyer seeks out those who aren’t afraid to rustle feathers in order to push forward to a better future. Through forward-thinking discussions, Francis asks his guests to look back on their careers and to take stock of their ambitions and their hopes for how their respective industries can help pave the way to a greener, brighter, more equitable future. Join Francis as he covers a variety of fields, ranging from the climate and blockchain to cryptocurrency and decentralised finance.Follow us:https://twitter.com/MetaversePodhttps://twitter.com/FrancisHellyer Sign up for our newsletter at:www.metaverse.fm
A journey from the White House into crypto - and the future of American democracy
Anthony Scaramucci is a self-made entrepreneur, founder of SkyBridge Capital and the prestigious SALT Conference. In 2016, he was named to then-President-Elect Donald Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee and served as the White House communications director for a period in July 2017. In this conversation, Anthony recalls how his childhood in New York shaped him as a person, and takes us back to his turbulent time in the White House; discusses SkyBridge Capital’s entry into the Bitcoin market, and whether governments and banks are scared of crypto; and explores what the future holds for democracy in America.
What the future looks like for the economy - and the role tech plays in it
Alexandra Whittington is a futurist, public speaker and lecturer at the University of Houston. She teaches courses which cover the impact of technology on society, and the future of human ecosystems - and has been recognised as one of Forbes’ world’s top women futurists. In this conversation, Alexandra reflects on what attracted her to the world of futurism; details why she has chosen to focus her research on social issues that are “timeless and universal;” and discusses her most recent book ‘Opportunities: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future,’ which explores the type of future we might experience once this crisis has passed.
We’re stepping into a new financial ecosystem - is society ready? With Daniel Coheur
Daniel Coheur is co-founder and chief commercial officer at Tokeny Solutions. Founded in 2017, they advise clients on how to benefit from adopting blockchain technology - with a mission to increase business efficiency, enforce global compliance obligations, automation and competitive advantage. In this conversation, Daniel delves into why he believes blockchain will be our future financial ecosystem; explains why transparency in the crypto space is key - and the importance of ridding of acronyms, to ensure it’s attractive to the general public; and discusses the many learning curves societies currently experiencing with cryptocurrency, and how this isn’t unusual for new forms of technology.
Opening your mind for a different kind of future with Elina Hilunten
This week, host Francis Hellyer is joined by Elina Hiltunen, a leading futurist from Finland. Also a Doctor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Chemical Engineering, Elina is an author of 12 books — her 13th and 14th are due out in the next few months — and has worked as a futurist for Nokia, the Finnish government, and other notable organisations. In this episode, the futurist and keynote speaker discusses technological advancements and what they mean for human life; what futurism means to her; and how this has shaped her recent venture into writing science-fiction.
What the future looks like for the economy - and the role tech plays in it with Scott Kitun
Scott Kitun is a media entrepreneur, investor, co-founder and chief executive of Technori, Chicago’s largest and most diverse startup. Technori was founded nearly a decade ago with the mission to create a community around tech and investing. In this conversation, Scott reflects on his career so far, sharing what first inspired him to get involved in the investment space. He delves into the many ways he’s witnessed the Chicago tech scene develop over the years, and where Technori fits into that landscape. Scott also explains his predictions for the future of the economy, including his belief that everything will soon be monetised and hold a digital value.
Bitcoin - from infancy, to global behemoth with Jimmy Nguyen
This week host Francis Hellyer is joined by Jimmy Nguyen, public speaker, media commentator, global ambassador for Bitcoin SV and founding president of the Bitcoin Association. The global industry organisation is a non-profit which advances BSV, bringing together enterprises, developers, service providers and more into the ecosystem. In this conversation, Jimmy reflects on what initially attracted him to Bitcoin, and why he believes it has the capacity to completely transform the world; delves into the recent BSV hacks - and the impact this had on Satoshi’s initial vision; and discusses the role governments and businesses must play in regulation and policy, to ensure global compliance.