34 episodes

Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) is accelerating education, adoption and innovation in partnership with global universities. We can better understand this emerging tech by hearing from scholars who are developing real use-case that solve for today's challenges. Host Lauren Weymouth interviews leading blockchain experts covering various applications across a wide range of sectors.

All About Blockchain The UBRI Podcast from Ripple

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) is accelerating education, adoption and innovation in partnership with global universities. We can better understand this emerging tech by hearing from scholars who are developing real use-case that solve for today's challenges. Host Lauren Weymouth interviews leading blockchain experts covering various applications across a wide range of sectors.

    Bringing Web3 forward with authentic data transit | Eric Falk

    Bringing Web3 forward with authentic data transit | Eric Falk

    Learn about new ways of storing documents, multimedia, sensor telemetry (all kinds of data) on the internet to never lose it again and new ways of sharing it through real-world objects as digital twins online (mirrored NFT tokens with attached data).
    Dr. Eric Falk, Co-Founder of Filedgr, talks all about this Digital Twin Datahub

    • 21 min
    Universal Access to Central Bank Digital Currencies | Co-Pierre Georg

    Universal Access to Central Bank Digital Currencies | Co-Pierre Georg

    Many humans on our planet remain DIGITALLY excluded. Those who are excluded can be limited or unable to participate fully in society. 
    This divide between those with digital skills and those with barriers to access and use continues to widen. Co-Pierre George, who holds the South African Reserve Bank Chair in Financial Stability Studies, and his talented team at University of Cape Town, see this as a call to action for innovative products and services that close this social and economic gap. In the last year, these XRPL Grant winners developed Nautilus Wallet  which provides universal access to digital rights assets without needing a smartphone. 
    This episode leads us through a start-up experience of solving challenges of financial exclusion. 

    This concludes our Season 4. We will resume with Season 5 in the fall. Special shout out to THE WEBBY AWARDS for honoring All About Blockchain as the best of the internet!

    • 37 min
    Shaping Blockchain Certification - DEC Institute | Arno Pernthaler

    Shaping Blockchain Certification - DEC Institute | Arno Pernthaler

    You want to jump on the hot new tech wave. Maybe you are starting your career or are thinking about changing industries to join the blockchain revolution. How do you prove your acumen in this fast moving space?

    A conversation with Arno Pernthaler, co-founder of the DEC Institute, an association launched and backed by leading academic institutions with strong focuses on Blockchain Technologies. They aim to shape the certification landscape for professionals working with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and Digital Assets. This episode aims to educate listeners on chartered certifications, as well as the movement to support quality education and professionalism in this young and growing industry.

    "Continuous learning is a commitment for professional excellence"

    • 24 min
    Renewable Energy Certificates using DLT | Iván Razo

    Renewable Energy Certificates using DLT | Iván Razo

    CELEBRATING EARTH DAY 2022 * Sustainability is an increasingly important topic of conversation and we'll dive into how the rise of new technologies like blockchain can help.

    What about blockchain technology makes it so appealing for addressing challenges related to climate action?

    Hear all about this from Computer Scientist Iván Salvador Razo Zapata, lecturer and researcher at The Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). His main interests are in smart grids and blockchain and he works with a group of both undergraduate and grad students like Emiliano Gutiérrez at ITAM. They are busy working on the design and development of a proof-of-concept to manage renewable energy certificates for clean distributed energy resources. The proof-of-concept will be deployed using tools from different organizations such as the Energy Web Foundation, Ripple’s partner on decarbonized blockchains.

    • 19 min
    Cryptocurrency Regulation | Yuliya Guseva

    Cryptocurrency Regulation | Yuliya Guseva

    Digital Asset regulation is a controversial subject, but most experts argue that a framework is necessary to protect investors and outline clear guidelines for innovation.

    Rutger's Law Professor, Yulia Guseva, guides us through US crypto-regulation, and sheds light on global environments to navigate various legislative positions toward cryptocurrency.  Leading her through this juicy, in-depth conversation, whether you have a predilection for the law or not, is Ripple's Head of Public Policy and Vice Chair of Blockchain for Europe, Susan Friedman.

    This session gives us an understanding of what the current challenges are with the United States catching up to other countries' crypto policy.

    AND Thank you Feedspot for the Top Blockchain Podcast nod.

    • 43 min
    Transforming Business with Blockchain | André Salem

    Transforming Business with Blockchain | André Salem

    We've been hearing of all the benefits to using blockchain across various sectors. How can companies who know nothing about blockchain implement this technology into their business?

    Blockforce Founder/CEO André Salem has a solution for sellers to easily use blockchain without any previous knowledge.  Learn how merchants can accept digital assets like XRP, and also issue and offer NFTs.

    André and his start-up advisor, Professor Eduardo Diniz from Fundação Getulio Vargas, are XRPL grant winners. They discuss the rise of their Brazilian consulting group offering B2B Saas models for wider infrastructure  adoption.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

PaulDaniels1 ,

Thought provoking Clarity

Thank you for breaking this technology down for us in a meaningful way that helps us u feta tans how it relates in our lives. Really enjoying the show - keep them coming!

Burger4689 ,

Impact

It’s great to see the impact blockchain is affecting multiple industries across the board. I’m learning a lot.

romo14c ,

Great host and connections

Still new to the blockchain world but love how this podcast is connecting the dots (blocks!) between important industries for society - healthcare, social impact, homelessness and like more. Keep it up!!

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