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Want to go beyond Blockchain as a technology industry buzzword and get beyond the technobabble? What is blockchain and what does cryptocurrency have to do with it? Why should we even care as citizens or entrepreneurs? The New Trust Economy podcast explores blockchain applications and how the tech is solving problems today, showing what is in use and what is possible, as well as highlighting the gaps in needs and opportunities. Look at blockchain through the lens of how it is broadening reach, value. and access for people, business and communication. Join hosts Blockchain 101 author and social entrepreneur, Monika Proffitt and Inc. Innovation columnist and Founder of Podetize, Tracy Hazzard as they provide a perspective for everyone who is new to the crypto and blockchain space on the whole blockchain technology, as well as go deep into issues such as decentralized disruption of power structures, marginalized cultures, women in tech and gender balance and having enough value-based advancement in the workforce. Learn and understand from industry experts as Monika and Tracy shed light on everyone and everything blockchain and crypto and make sure to break it down in terms of what this will mean to the future of business and our daily lives.Every week, Monika and Tracy will be highlighting blockchain influencers, innovators and the technology use cases as an opportunity to explore the disruptive forces, the new trust (or trust-less) economy and emerging philosophy heading to a more decentralized way of working and living. Plus you won’t want to miss discussions on innovation applications, applications built on blockchain or crypto, what needs to happen to implement, what’s not happening or what’s missing, what’s not working, what it’s like to be at this stage of disruptive technology, what can we do to make it sustainable for our businesses, and so much more.

Monika Proffitt is a social entrepreneur, speaker and writer working at the nexus of fintech, real estate, and social impact. She is the founder of Rise Housing, a real estate company that leverages blockchain technology to create access to equity for everyday investors while bringing liquidity to real estate asset owners. A practicing artist for many years, she formerly served as the Founding Executive Director of Starry Night Programs, providing a creative retreat center for artists and writers, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Through this company, she was able to bring over a million dollars in investment to the economically depressed region of Sierra County, New Mexico. Monika has spoken at numerous universities and conferences in the US, Europe and Asia on topics ranging from sustainable business and social impact, to blockchain for social good, to the value of cultural capital in the appreciation of real estate. She has exhibited the artwork of hundreds of emerging artists, as well as her own, at international art fairs including Art Basel Miami, the Venice Biennale, Worldwide Los Angeles, and Frieze New York. Her new book, Blockchain 101: Fundamentals of a New Economy, is now available on Amazon.

Tracy Hazzard is a brand and product strategist for Hazz Design, and has ghost-designed, sourced, and launched 250+ consumer products generating more than $2 billion at ecommerce and mass market retailers. For over 25 years, she has worked with design-leading brands like Martha Stewart Living and Herman Miller to out-design, out-source, and out-profit the competition. Tracy is the co-inventor of 37 patents that have helped her clients get acquired and achieve high asset valuations. In addition to being an innovation columnist for Inc., she has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wired, and CNN Money. Tracy co-hosts the podcasts Product Launch Hazzards, Feed Your Brand, and WTFFF?! 3D Printing: The 3D Start Point for disruptive technology.

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Want to go beyond Blockchain as a technology industry buzzword and get beyond the technobabble? What is blockchain and what does cryptocurrency have to do with it? Why should we even care as citizens or entrepreneurs? The New Trust Economy podcast explores blockchain applications and how the tech is solving problems today, showing what is in use and what is possible, as well as highlighting the gaps in needs and opportunities. Look at blockchain through the lens of how it is broadening reach, value. and access for people, business and communication. Join hosts Blockchain 101 author and social entrepreneur, Monika Proffitt and Inc. Innovation columnist and Founder of Podetize, Tracy Hazzard as they provide a perspective for everyone who is new to the crypto and blockchain space on the whole blockchain technology, as well as go deep into issues such as decentralized disruption of power structures, marginalized cultures, women in tech and gender balance and having enough value-based advancement in the workforce. Learn and understand from industry experts as Monika and Tracy shed light on everyone and everything blockchain and crypto and make sure to break it down in terms of what this will mean to the future of business and our daily lives.Every week, Monika and Tracy will be highlighting blockchain influencers, innovators and the technology use cases as an opportunity to explore the disruptive forces, the new trust (or trust-less) economy and emerging philosophy heading to a more decentralized way of working and living. Plus you won’t want to miss discussions on innovation applications, applications built on blockchain or crypto, what needs to happen to implement, what’s not happening or what’s missing, what’s not working, what it’s like to be at this stage of disruptive technology, what can we do to make it sustainable for our businesses, and so much more.

Monika Proffitt is a social entrepreneur, speaker and writer working at the nexus of fintech, real estate, and social impact. She is the founder of Rise Housing, a real estate company that leverages blockchain technology to create access to equity for everyday investors while bringing liquidity to real estate asset owners. A practicing artist for many years, she formerly served as the Founding Executive Director of Starry Night Programs, providing a creative retreat center for artists and writers, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Through this company, she was able to bring over a million dollars in investment to the economically depressed region of Sierra County, New Mexico. Monika has spoken at numerous universities and conferences in the US, Europe and Asia on topics ranging from sustainable business and social impact, to blockchain for social good, to the value of cultural capital in the appreciation of real estate. She has exhibited the artwork of hundreds of emerging artists, as well as her own, at international art fairs including Art Basel Miami, the Venice Biennale, Worldwide Los Angeles, and Frieze New York. Her new book, Blockchain 101: Fundamentals of a New Economy, is now available on Amazon.

Tracy Hazzard is a brand and product strategist for Hazz Design, and has ghost-designed, sourced, and launched 250+ consumer products generating more than $2 billion at ecommerce and mass market retailers. For over 25 years, she has worked with design-leading brands like Martha Stewart Living and Herman Miller to out-design, out-source, and out-profit the competition. Tracy is the co-inventor of 37 patents that have helped her clients get acquired and achieve high asset valuations. In addition to being an innovation columnist for Inc., she has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wired, and CNN Money. Tracy co-hosts the podcasts Product Launch Hazzards, Feed Your Brand, and WTFFF?! 3D Printing: The 3D Start Point for disruptive technology.

    Nodle And The Nodle Cash App With CEO/Co-Founder Micha Benoliel

    Nodle And The Nodle Cash App With CEO/Co-Founder Micha Benoliel

    The possibilities that you can do with blockchain are potentially endless, as Nodle’s interesting developments show. With the Nodle Cash App, the platform effectively creates an ecosystem that integrates blockchain, cryptocurrency and the internet of things. Joining in this conversation with Monika Proffitt, the company’s founder and CEO, Micha Benoliel eloquently explains how the whole ecosystem works and what possible directions it can take. The platform is set to enable users to make purchases using Nodle Cash, setting the stage for greater possibilities that have the potential to change the digital ecosystem as a whole. Join in as Monika and Micha geek about what could become the next revolution in digital technology.

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    What To Look For When You Invest With Dan Hannum

    What To Look For When You Invest With Dan Hannum

    Investing is more than just saving for rainy days. It’s also one way to help you get ahead financially and achieve your long term goals. Joining Monika Proffitt on today’s show is Dan Hannum, the CEO at Hannum Capital Management and COO at ZenLedger. Dan goes through the list of what to look for when you invest, including having a great team and a great product that you would need or use. They also talk about scaling, DeFi, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), showing people how to get involved, how they can use things, and how they can do it compliantly.

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    Patrick Baron Of Validator Capital/ Celo

    Patrick Baron Of Validator Capital/ Celo

    “Money is a language by which we communicate value.” This episode’s guest, Patrick Baron, greatly believes in this. Seeing as to how cryptocurrency is making it more accessible through the use of technology, he soon founded Validator Capital—a Validator company that supports an infrastructure layer of the Celo network. Here, he joins Monika Proffitt to talk about the many great things they are doing to make money become the social technology that it is. Patrick also takes us across his journey of stumbling into the industry and shares his thought on the future of cryptocurrency, how small to mid-sized businesses are going to adapt, and how his company is aiding in providing financial access to billions of people. 

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    • 41 min
    From Wall Street To Blockchain With Dan Hannum

    From Wall Street To Blockchain With Dan Hannum

    Dan Hannum’s background was in traditional finance, but since he discovered Bitcoin, he was hooked. Now Dan is the Founder of Hannum Capital Management, a capital management company focused on digital and blockchain-based assets exclusively on the blockchain technology sector. Though he could have made a fortune staying in Wall Street, he was able to marry his passion for Bitcoin with his education and experience in portfolio management. Now he helps clients immerse themselves in the world of Bitcoin. Tune in to today’s episode and join Monika Proffitt and Dan as he shares his journey from Wall Street to crypto-focused venture capital.

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    Bringing Blockchain To Real Estate With Andy Strott

    Bringing Blockchain To Real Estate With Andy Strott

    With its basic advantages of decentralization, immutability, security, and transparency, it’s no surprise that the blockchain technology has taken off exponentially since it first materialized. Companies are harnessing the power of global blockchain through banking, messaging apps, hedge funds, ride sharing, internet advertising, and even real estate! On today’s podcast, Andy Strott, the Founder and CEO of Resolute Fund, joins Monika Proffitt to discuss how they’re tokenizing real estate and bringing blockchain to the space. Resolute Fund is a real estate investment management firm focused on opportunistic real estate investments and the first in the market to offer a blockchain-based fund product incorporating their investment strategy.


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    COVID-19 And A New Paradigm For Real Estate with Debbie Bloyd

    COVID-19 And A New Paradigm For Real Estate with Debbie Bloyd

    As we fight our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, home quarantine and social distancing measures are having a massive effect on all businesses across all sectors of the economy. Real estate is no exception as lenders and brokers alike are forced to get creative in making and closing deals with buyers while working remotely. Joining host Monika Proffitt today is Debbie Bloyd of DLB Mortgage Services. Working out of Dallas, Texas, Debbie, who has had a ton of experience dealing with various real estate problems acknowledges that these are unprecedented times, and the real estate sector has to make do with what resources it can command to keep things running.


     


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This show is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I can’t get enough of Blockchain, blockcom, Cryptocurrencies—all of it! I have learned so much just today—I want to listen to every episode! I’ll have to pace myself. Your show with Eric Tippetts is excellent! I listened twice! He is such s passionate teacher. He makes all of the pieces so clear. I can’t say enough. Please do a follow-up with him! Love the podcast Tracy. I’m hooked!! Ten stars!

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