The Future of Money, Governance & the Law is a podcast hosted by the Government Blockchain Association which promotes blockchain technologies by empowering individuals and organizations to connect, communicate, and collaborate to solve public sector challenges around the world.
Rick Robinson, as GBA’s new podcast host, is strategically positioned to shed some light on the journey.
Rick comes to the show with an extensive background in cybersecurity, cryptography, crypto-currency, elections, international business, all things blockchain, and an unquenchable thirst for learning everything he can in this exciting and rapidly emerging space.
“The Future of Money, Governance and the Law” can be found on your favorite podcast streaming service. Each episode highlights the activity of GBA members bringing together blockchain advocates in the public and private sectors. The global GBA community is striving to leverage blockchain capabilities to improve lives, cut down on fraud, waste, and abuse, and educate governments on the changes that are coming. The Future of Money, Governance, and The Law is at the epicenter of this seismic shift. Don’t be left wondering ‘What Happened?’
You can learn more about the GBA at: www.GBAGlobal.org
Accelerating the Potential of Digital Assets with Blockchain
Non-fungible Tokens, or NFTs, are a form of digital assets that can represent anything from pictures to audio files, to videos – really any kind of art that you want to buy, sell, or trade over the internet.
Their ownership is tracked by immutable distributed ledgers, such as blockchain – the same kinds of ledger technology that is used to record ownership of other digital assets, such as bitcoin or other crypto currencies.
But are the existing methods of managing the exchange of digital assets really optimizing the markets they serve? In some communities, there is a concern that certain ledgers, blockchain, is having a NEGATIVE impact on the markets they serve because of the energy required to operate them and associated carbon footprint.
In today’s episode of the Future of Money, Governance, and the Law, we speak with Joshua Bell to get his insights on new approaches to using blockchain technologies to further unlock the limitless potential of digital assets; all while having a minimal impact on the planet.
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Next Generation Voting systems and the standards Behind Them
Elections have been part of the United States since the beginning, but how is technology helping us vote and, more importantly, how is that technology being designed and deployed in a secure, reliable, and trustworthy manner?
Next-generation systems need standards to protect voter access, security of the systems, and systems credibility.
Leading the charge is our guest Susan Eustis, President of Wintergreen Research, and inventor of the first electronic voting machine.
GBA Member Profile: www.gbaglobal.org/members/susan-eustis
The Making of Blockchain and Decentralized Ledgers
Where did the idea of Blockchain and Secure, Decentralized Ledgers come from?
Today, we speak with Dr. Scott Stornetta, who is considered by many to be the co-inventor of Blockchain, about his work with Dr. Stuart Haber at Bellcore on the introduction of time-stamped digital documents and how that has led to the evolution of immutable, distributed ledgers.
Dr. Stornetta is Partner and Chief Scientist for Yugen Partners.
Dating back to 1991, his pioneering series of papers, written with co-author Dr. Stuart Haber at Bell Communications Research, received the 1992 Discover Award for Computer Software, and were featured in the New York Times in 1995. This helped lay the foundation for blockchain, Bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Dr. Stornetta was Assistant General Manager of the 125-person Mathematical and Computer Sciences Laboratory. He has consulted for many years, evaluating the commercial potential of emerging technologies on behalf of universities, commercial research labs, and venture capital interests. Along with Dr. Haber, he co-founded Surety, a Bellcore spinoff. Surety’s offering constituted the first commercial deployment of a blockchain.
Dr. Stornetta received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, after attending MIT, Harvard, and Brigham Young University.
Yungen Partners Website: https://www.yugenpartners.com/team
Forbes Article on Blockchain Introduction: https://www.forbes.com/sites/vipinbharathan/2020/06/01/the-blockchain-was-born-20-years-before-bitcoin/
Wikipedia – Blockchain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockchain
Dr. Stornetta’s Keynote Address at GBA Event (Jan 31, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsoFYDK5828
Reference site for Dr. Stornetta’s research work: https://immutablerecord.com/
What is Decentralized Identification (Decentralized ID) and why is it crucial for the future of money, governance, and the law?
Today we speak with Shiv Aggarwal, CEO of Earth ID about Decentralized ID and its importance.
Shiv Aggarwal is the founder and CEO of EarthId, an award-winning universal identity platform that allows secure and frictionless exchange of identity information.
Shiv is also a global thought leader on identity and blockchain and the European lead for the Government Blockchain Association (GBA).
GBA Profile: https://www.gbaglobal.org/members/myselfshiv/profile/
LinkedIn (MyEarth ID): https://www.linkedin.com/company/myearthid/
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Decentralized Communications and Exchange for Local Communities on the Blockchain
How can blockchain technologies help small communities across the US?
In this episode of The Future of Money, Governance, and the Law, we speak with Tony Camero, CEO of LocalPort Technologies, who tells us about the success he has had introducing blockchain to local communities to help them share information through decentralized ledgers but with information that is trustworthy and authenticated.
Based in Iowa, LocalPort Technologies has developed a platform for local communities to benefit from secure communications and exchange, and for local actors to be more securely and integrally connected through a symphony of decentralized ledger technologies, linked data structures, and encrypted communications.
Tony’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why The Future of Healthcare Must Be Decentralized
How did our healthcare system fare during the pandemic? Would it have performed better if the healthcare system was less centralized? How would decentralized healthcare help patients? How can blockchain improve healthcare and the services it provides?
In this episode, we speak with Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care – a global healthcare blockchain technology company who is working to solve the complex problems that plague healthcare around the world.