Block Stars is a Ripple-produced podcast that shines the spotlight on some of today’s most innovative and impactful thinkers in blockchain from around the world.
Why Sustainability Is Essential for the Future of Money | Entrepreneur Sid John Leopold
In the latest episode, David talks with serial entrepreneur Sid John Leopold about the environmental impact of blockchain technology and what it means for the future of money.“Currencies are just a tool that we use to trade,” explains Sid. “We're going...
Why Unifying Payments Infrastructure Will Boost Financial Inclusion | Coil CEO Stefan Thomas, Part 2
The latest episode of Block Stars is the conclusion of current Ripple CTO David Schwartz’s two-part conversation with former Ripple CTO, Stefan Thomas. Listen to part two of David and Stefan’s conversation on episode 10 of Block Stars for more on how...
How Bitcoin’s Limitations Inspired the XRP Ledger | Coil CEO Stefan Thomas, Part 1
On the latest episode of Block Stars, David Schwartz—the creator of the XRP Ledger and current CTO of Ripple, sat down with Stefan Thomas, former CTO of Ripple and current CEO of Coil, to discuss the early days of blockchain, and their time working...
Digital Assets in a Post-COVID World | Barry Eichengreen
Ripple CTO David Schwartz continues to explore the wider world of blockchain and digital assets on the Block Stars podcast. In the latest episode, he talks with Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley,...
Digital Assets Need Smart Regulation | Ripple General Counsel Stu Alderoty
In episode seven of the Block Stars podcast, Ripple CTO David Schwartz is joined by Ripple General Counsel, Stu Alderoty to discuss the current state of global cryptocurrency regulation. David probably didn’t expect Ripple’s Chief Legal Officer to...
Mainstream Consumers and Enterprises Join the Blockchain | BRD CEO Adam Traidman
In the latest episode of the all-things-crypto podcast Block Stars, Ripple CTO David Schwarz talks to BRD CEO Adam Traidman. BRD was the very first crypto wallet released on Apple’s App Store back in 2014, so Adam is used to explaining digital wallets...
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I give Block stars a thumbs up!
Great source of information about the future of DLT, DeFi, and monetary evolution! David Schwartz is excellent at hosting.
Great non hype information
David is great! I could listen to him read the ingredients off a can of soup, smooth, wise, rockstar of tech and crypto. Block stars is much more than just a great host, this is a snapshot into how great minds are building/have built what seems destine to be the currency(s) of the future, block chain crypto. Thanks David, wish you did more public speaking on anything, I think I’ve heard everything you’ve done watching YouTube.
Super informative!!!! David is great!