Distributed Conversations takes on the future with a perspective that the results of technology revolutions are more significant than we are aware of and that progress must accelerate as these factors combine and eliminate friction in everything we do. The only thing between us an abundant future is the friction of existing systems and our ability to embrace change. Guests of the podcast include innovators in blockchain, machine learning, 5g connections along with tech startups in fintech, business processes, healthcare and beyond.
Understanding the Conflict Behind the Arrest of Huawei's CFO in Canada
The arrest of Huawei's CFO in Canada has raised a lot of concern. I was not clear what the charges are, and there seem to be many conflicting stories about how this situation should be approached by all parties. It seems like one side is trying to undermine the other from doing business outside its borders, but at the same time another country might want to protect its own people against espionage risks that come with using Chinese technology products in sensitive industries.
The conflict here is between protecting national security and ensuring economic development, but also keeping an eye on new technologies being developed which could potentially disrupt everything we know today when it comes to tech innovation. There may be very different opinions among governments as well as citizens when it comes to this.
I wanted to know, so I'm talking to Warren Vincent, a global banking expert, to learn the conflict and how it affects future business and investments.
The Future of AgriTech - David Rockwood
Farming is not a guy with a hoe and some seed. Agriculture and Agritech is a big part of our economy.
Much less is done by hand, and there we're seeing emerging technologies, like AI, satellites, IoT, blockchain for supply chain management, and better yields from fields in every region of the planet.
My friend and AgriTech specialist David Rockwood joined me for a live chat via Zoom. This episode is an edited version of that event, chock full of interesting information on where the money and tech are flowing into agriculture and a few great stories along the way.
See the YouTube version here: The Future of AgriTech (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzyhXj79kBQ)
Tokenize Every Business Transaction? Telos Says We Can
Creating tokens has become as easy as setting up a website, blog or TikTok account. But what good is this doing business?
We know about tokens for rewards programs or to keep track of things and we know that we won't need programmers creating currencies for everything. Fintech is going to be huge, but just a tiny part of the things we count in business.
Enter Telos and an easy way to create smart contracts through their platform. Telos is a blockchain tuned to handle transactions at super fast speed and has the ability to scale beyond any assessment of transactions happening today.
Douglass Horn and I will talk about the future and how platforms such as TELOS will accelerated the growth of blockchain in the next few years.
Full discloser, I own a small amount of TLOS and advise companies building on the platform. It's not the only way to add blockchain but the smart contracts make it a current favorite.
Change Will Bring Abundance with Chris Brogan
Do you see change as a problem or an opportunity?
Chris Brogan and Warren Whitlock take about rapid change and how adapting can bring new opportunities and faster growth for the future.
Listen in on the conversation, always great fun to hear from Chris.
Enabling Transactions When Institutions Don't Want Free Trade With Rob McNealy
Banks and mainstream payment institutions aren’t exactly very friendly to the notion of free trade when it comes to guns and other industries they consider to be red flag. Enter the TUSC Network, a blockchain payment processing solution that enables crypto payments for gun businesses and other retailers. TUSC stands for The Universal Settlement Coin, a decentralized, non-ICO cryptocurrency that was launched in 2018. Crypto entrepreneur and personal liberty activist Rob McNealy joins Warren Whitlock on the podcast to share the details of this crypto payment solution and the unique benefits that it offers to gun retailers. They also talk about how crypto entrepreneurs can get mass adoption of crypto products – a long overdue prospect that has the potential to solve pesky problems like what TUSC is doing for the gun industry.
Now Anyone Can Have Their Own Crypto Token -Aspire Crypto
First there was Bitcoin and it's blockchain.
Then there were alt-coins and many ideas to replace currency.
What we have now is a lot of blockchain that is not necessarily built for finance. And tools to make creating new tokens as simple as filling in forms at a web site.
Meet Jim and Michael from Aspire. On this episode of Distributed Conversations, we talk about the world of opportunities that are possible with tokens for anything you want to keep track of.