Join JP Baric, CEO and founder of Aurum Capital Ventures, as he dives into the world of cryptocurrency and explores how digital currency is changing the way the world thinks about money through conversations with thought-leaders in the space.
Josh Terry - Selling Digital Art on TikTok Using NFTs [Digital Gold, Ep. 15]
Josh Terry is a writer and a content creator who explores learning theory, crypto, self-improvement, and the future. His main goal when working with clients is that they come away from the experience better than they were before. He helps people solve problems with a holistic approach understanding how the individual parts all fit together.
In this episode we start off by discussing how Josh got into ‘tech talk’ and what his content looks like. We then explore how overcoming weaknesses and inefficiencies is key to understanding and developing an individual's style. Josh explains that his particular writing style has been successful because he utilizes his understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses. Self-improvement is a large part of Josh’s brand and he gives us insight into the things he does on a daily basis in order to achieve creative success. We take the conversation further by diving into Josh’s thoughts on Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining. After discussing possible crypto theories, we discuss Josh’s self-publishing book in which he shares his thoughts on pushing against boredom and anxiety, and how dopamine has a direct correlation to creation. Josh has used his unique style of writing and his large TikTok following to create NFTs of his original content which has led to his success with using this form of digital art. Finally, we close with Josh’s thoughts on the future of this new art medium and what this means for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
DJ Dyl - How Influencers Are Making Millions On The Blockchain with NFTs [Digital Gold, Ep. 14]
Dylan Rhodes, known as Dyl, is a recording artist, investor, marketing professional and entrepreneur from Philadelphia, PA. Dyl gained recognition in 2015 with the early success of Platinum hit single “Jordan Belfort” and accompanying tour performing 50+ shows across the US. Dyl continues to elevate his music career with several independent singles and recently released debut album “Crypto Rich”. Dyl independently distributes his music as the CEO and owner of record label itslit.org.
In this episode, we are joined by Dylan ‘Dyl’ Rhodes, a recording artist known for his Platinum hit single ‘Jordan Belfort’ and his album ‘Crypto Rich’. We start off the episode with Dyl explaining his journey into the crypto world and his experience with mining cryptocurrencies. Then we discuss his thoughts on NFTs and how crypto art is becoming a thing of the future. Dyl talks about having his own label and the possible opportunities available because of cryptocurrencies and NFTs.
Join us as we talk about the explosive future of Crypto Art!
Coin Artist - NFT's and The Future of Crypto Art [Digital Gold, Ep. 13]
In this episode, we explore the future of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and blockchain technology. NFT artwork has been making a splash in headlines and we discuss how blockchain technology is curating new opportunities for artists. As NFT artwork becomes radically popular, artists are utilizing this new medium to expand their brand and equity. Our guest, Coin Artist aka Marguerite deCourcelle explains how she has been creating NFT-based-artwork and how it is transforming digital artwork for digital artists and creators. Marguerite begins by discussing the process of how she became involved in cryptocurrency and explains what the transition to NFTs looked like. We then discuss the success her and her team are receiving from crypto puzzles and how it continues to evolve. Later, we dive into all the exciting projects her and her team have been working on, such as the Neon District game and a cyberpunk clothing line.
The future of NFT-based artwork is bright and this episode is a great introduction on the significance it has for artists and creators and the cryptocurrency world.
Marguerite deCourcelle (aka coin_artist) is a technologist, game designer, and blockchain enthusiast. Her background is in art, where she has served as an art director at the Lyonshead Art Gallery in California. She then integrated her background into the blockchain space by becoming the Director of the Dark Wallet Puzzle, which involved creating a viral marketing campaign for cryptocurrency as an asset in educational puzzles and gameplay. Currently, she serves as the CEO of Blockade Games which specializes in integrating blockchain, puzzles, and games to create experiences that transcend the digital world. Their most recent project has been creating Neon District, a cyberpunk role-playing adventure where players strategize and fight to progress through a sci-fi dystopia while collecting characters and gear, backed with Blockchain technology.
Daniel Kauffman - How Bitcoin Is Changing The Energy Industry [Digital Gold, Ep. 12] - Recorded 12/29/2020
This episode was recorded on December 29th, 2020, and reflects Bitcoin price discussions at that time.
In this episode, we dive into how blockchain technology is affecting and changing the Energy industry. Our guest, Daniel Kauffman, has served the energy industry for many years and has been an advisor to Bitcoin mining operations since 2018. We begin our conversation by discussing how Daniel was first introduced to Bitcoin and then jump into the challenges the Bitcoin community faces when it comes to the electric utility industry, such as getting energy prices below 0.4 cents in the US. Our discussion continues on how the Energy industry and Bitcoin currently interact with one another and Daniel’s predictions for future changes. We follow this by diving into the concept that something can have value because of its collective belief. We then elaborate on the idea of Federal government-issued coins and the potential that replaced by the Federal Reserve. We close the show by talking about what the adoption of cryptocurrencies looks like for our future and the need for continuous improvement on blockchain technology.
Daniel Kaufman is an entrepreneur and management consultant, serving energy sector companies, service providers, and investors. Daniel is the founder and CEO of Enpira, a software company providing analysis and data services to electric utilities and building portfolios. Daniel was formerly the Director of Strategy for Siemens Energy, as well as a Field Engineer with Schlumberger. Daniel has worked for fortune 500 companies and large consulting firms helping to solve challenges at the intersection of energy technology and business. Daniel's work has spanned the energy sector from oil and gas to smart grid, power generation, and energy-efficient consumption. Daniel has degrees from Duke University and the Wharton school.
Leo Zhang - The Trends Driving Bitcoin Mining's Institutionalization [Digital Gold, Ep. 11]
Leo Zhang is the founder of Annica Research, which is dedicated to studying the emerging phenomenon of hashpower as a new asset class. Leo is also the former Principal at Iterative Capital Management, an investment manager, cryptocurrency miner, and wholesale dealer. In this episode Leo joins JohnPaul Baric to discuss:
- The trends that are driving Bitcoin mining's institutionalization
- Liquid hashpower and the financialization of the industry
- How mining is consolidating and the next iteration of mining efficiencies
- The rapid pickup of interest in Ethereum mining
Juan Jose Pinto - How Bitcoin Mining is Reviving South America's Economy & Electric Grid [Digital Gold, Ep. 10]
Juan Pinto is the Chief Business Officer for Doctorminer, a professional bitcoin mining operator in South America. Juan has over ten years of experience in leading diverse multinational projects focused within the energy, bitcoin, and construction industries.
In this episode, we dive into how bitcoin and bitcoin mining is helping to solve the Venezuelan economic and energy crises. We begin by talking about Juan's introduction to the mining space through his co-founder and then talk about the industrialization of bitcoin mining in Venezuela. Next, we talk about the economic and energy issues in Venezuela and how bitcoin as a store-of-value and mining as a way to convert energy into money is reviving the local communities. Finally, we discuss how bitcoin mining is actually rejuvenating the countries electric grid by providing revenue to fix broken infrastructure.
This was a fascinating episode that truly reveals how bitcoin and bitcoin mining can help fix the issues of rampant money printing and make a real impact at a local level. I am sure you'll enjoy this one as much as I did.
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