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How Hackers Start Their Afternoon. Hacker Noon Weekly Technology Podcast.

    Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal discuss Decentralization, Challenges, and Solutions with The NEM Foundation's President Alex Tinsman and NEM CTO Nate D’Amico

    Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal discuss Decentralization, Challenges, and Solutions with The NEM Foundation's President Alex Tinsman and NEM CTO Nate D’Amico

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    In this episode Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal interview Alex Tinsman, President at NEM.io Foundation and NEM’s CTO Nate D’Amico.  
    They discuss cryptocurrency adoption, difference between NEM, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and blockchain platform, and Nem.IO Foundation, gender role in crypto tech spheres, blockchain decentralization, Nem’s operation mindset and the future of NEM. 
    Interview was recorded on January 18th, 2020. 

    “What's pretty interesting about the trajectory with the path for the NEM is that it was so forward thinking with the security features that it has always overcome and remained when all these other coins on platforms kind of went away. I think it has a bright future with technology. Platforms like NEM stick around because they are forward thinking with their features and their abilities.” 
    “I want to be a part of change and the only way to do so is to educate yourself. And the only way to educate yourself is to get dirty. To get dirty with the code, get dirty with the channels, understand. Get into the thick of it. And then it gets really exciting [blockchain and cryptocurrency) because it opens up the opportunity for anyone. Anyone, no matter what your skills set is, everyone has the same level of playing field.  So I don't really think of it as a female thing, I think of it as an empowering tool that anyone and everyone can be a part of. So to me it's not gender, it's a movement.” -
    Alex Tinsman


    “If someone on even local, city council level wanted to do a similar voting style that we are using for the NEM ecosystem, they could launch a private or public chain and it doesn't really matter as functionally of the network would be doing the same thing. They could launch a private chain or public chain and still make it auditable, so anyone could have a verifiable data that they would check and download. And then they could configure that network by just tuning a couple labs when they launch it to decide how the consensus works. So if you’re launching a six server node of private network for local city council loading and you’re gonna use it once and then archive it for historical verification purposes, and then every year stand up a new network - you could configure it in a very simplified way that gives you total control on how to protect the network.”
    - Nate D'Amico
     

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    • 59 min
    How One Bain Consultant’s Medical Debt Led Him to Become the Consultant For Aspiring Consultants

    How One Bain Consultant’s Medical Debt Led Him to Become the Consultant For Aspiring Consultants

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    In this episode David Smooke interviews Davis Nguyen, Founder of My Consulting Offer.  They discuss Davis's way into consulting, insights on social media marketing, and people’s motivations behind startups.

    “I spent my money on just online courses. So I bought the best courses on YouTube ads, Facebook ads, Twitter ads, LinkedIn ads. What people spend, I imagine on alcohol and travelling, I've just spent on online courses.”
    “ I know that maybe I am the person who gets us from zero to seven figures, which is there. But to go to eight figures and so forth in profit, that's either gonna by hiring a great team, training myself or just replacing myself eventually. Because I have no problem with that. It’s like how do we serve our customer base and how do we help people become better thinkers. And I'm biased because I work in management consulting, but I think that's one of the best training for anyone who wants to go down that road and they don't want to start a business, they are not like a side hustler or anything like that. And I want to make sure to continue that.”

    - Davis Nguyen
     
     
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    • 58 min
    Blockchain, Cardano and Smart Contracts with Charles Hoskinson - Cardano Co-Founder, CEO of IOHK

    Blockchain, Cardano and Smart Contracts with Charles Hoskinson - Cardano Co-Founder, CEO of IOHK

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    In this episode HackerHodl (Utsav) interviews Cardano co-Founder and IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson.
    They discuss Cardano as a blockchain and an enabler of functional Smart Contracts to drive scalable, secure, and fast transactions over the chain. Cardano just launched their Shelley update that is also an incentivized testnet.

    “The model for smart contracts is broken or people were sold this idea that your entire application lives on the Blockchain. The reality is it doesn't. It's a service oriented architecture. So if you're gonna have your own servers, you have clients, you have a server-client model, but there's certain parts of your business logic in your application that are too trusted. So you take them out.”
    “People forget the 19th century. America had hundreds of private money. All of them failed. So then after the first generation, people said, wow, this stuff is here to stay. We can decentralize trust, create a common source of truth amongst people. We can push money around. The problem with Bitcoin is that it is blind, deaf and dumb. It doesn't understand the world around it. You can't do smart transactions.”

     — Charles Hoskinson
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Decentralized Discussions with Startup CEOs Mark Nadal and David Smooke

    Decentralized Discussions with Startup CEOs Mark Nadal and David Smooke

    Back from migration hiatus! Tune in to Mark Nadal, creator of the GUN decentralized database, and David Smooke, Founder & CEO of Hacker Noon, discussing open source, decentralization, faagm, and a bit about their upcoming partnership. 
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    E62 - Banking the Unbanked with Anton Mozgovoy - Former VP of Technology at Humaniq

    E62 - Banking the Unbanked with Anton Mozgovoy - Former VP of Technology at Humaniq

    Episode 62 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Former VP of Technology at Humaniq, Anton Mozgovoy
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    In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Anton Mozgovoy, former VP of Technology at Humaniq. 
    They discuss his prior project in which the blockchain was utilized and a coin created to bring financial power to the unbanked in Africa; at its peak, they were 500,000 members strong. They also get a bit into the challenges facing the growing generational divide being accelerated by the pace of advancing technology, as well as the global forces at play in the technology space.
    “There are actually close to 2 billion people on the planet that don’t have access to the banking system. They’re still using cash; they’re still trading with each other. It’s just that they’re not trading on a global scale. It means that they can send money [over] a distance.”
    “That’s just one simple use case if you’d applied to many different models out there. One of the biggest ones that blockchain people really refer to which is Metcalf’s Law that tells you that the power of the system is quadratically correlated to the number of people that are involved in it and then they like to apply it to: what would happen if we could get those 2 billion that are right now excluded and include them into this global eco-system.”
     — Anton Mozgovoy
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    SE04 - Hacker Noon's Editors Talk #noonies: On Voting, Winning, Tweeting, and Cheating

    SE04 - Hacker Noon's Editors Talk #noonies: On Voting, Winning, Tweeting, and Cheating

     
     
    Special Episode 04 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: Join Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell as they converse with Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke on everything Noonies.
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    In this episode David Smooke interviews Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell to discuss the Tech Industry’s Greenest Awards, the noonies!  
    They cover what went right, what went wrong, as well as some of the noonies biggest winners.
     
    “When we were conceptualizing this idea for the awards voting/polling situation, we didn’t really find any obvious, simple voting or polling apps. And as far as we could tell, none of the solutions allowed us to set up a situation where there was a very light touch voting opportunity for users, so we opted to build one ourselves”
     — Storm Farrell
    “The tech industries greenest awards! The noonies were built to recognize perfectly the best and worst people and products of the internet, and indeed they were.”
    “Thank you to the community for taking part. There were a lot of who were really enthusiastic, and I’m grateful.”
     — Natasha Nel
    “There’s areas where we can go further with custom voting and how what we choose to build with the future of the product is it’s kind of interesting to think about how content is shared, and then when it’s curated well, how is it shared more.”
     — David Smooke
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    • 31 min

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