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Maya Middlemiss is the CEO and lead writer at BlockSparks

Peer To Peer Trading — How The Past Inspires The Future of Currency Exchange

3 May 2019 maya $0.68 (0.6854 DAI)

Once upon a time, we lived in a wholly peer to peer world. In ancient times we had no choice, but to deal directly with the person we wanted to make a bargain with. The ‘middleman’ intermediaries, the embryonic bankers and credit brokers, they didn’t...

CCP18: Blockchain for Authors and Creatives

3 May 2019 maya $1.49 (1.5031 DAI)

We first met Sukhi Jutla briefly in episode 17, where she told us about the Alliance of Independent Authors and her pioneering work publishing a book directly ON the blockchain, via Publica. Naturally, we were keen to talk to Sukhi again, and this...

Exploding the Myths: Remote Working, Working-From-Home, and all the Predictable Clichés…

1 May 2019 maya $0.17 (0.1737 DAI)

  Sometimes in the UK when bad weather threatens, and you know that if there is a really cold snap with train cancellations and road closures, then it will be mentioned in the media that many large employers have graciously allowed their people to...

How Challenging One Unexamined Assumption Could Change Your (Work)Life

1 May 2019 maya $0.08 (0.0767 DAI)

Each one of us is the product of a unique blend of experiences and reflections, which has led to our very own framework for looking at the world. None of us see things as they truly are, our brains curate and catalogue and continually update a set of...

Help me buy my first cryptocurrency!

26 Apr 2019 maya $2.53 (2.5488 DAI)

  I am not a financial advisor, I am not a cryptocurrency expert. But, I believe strongly in the importance of bitcoin in particular as the future of money, and in blockchain and decentralised ledger tech generally, to create new paradigms for data a...

A Fishy Tale, of Insider Economies and a bit of Bitcoin’s History

25 Apr 2019 maya $1.33 (1.3335 DAI)

Most of the myriad means of buying and selling things in the 21st century can be regarded as part of a global ecosystem of interconnecting marketplaces, on some level. Even though some countries attempt to restrict the flow of sovereign currencies fo...

“Free banking” and the poverty premium - bring on the crypto revolution

23 Apr 2019 maya $1.19 (1.2006 DAI)

A news report came out this week in the UK, indicating that being poor is cripplingly expensive. On average, the 1.2 million unbanked or under-banked individuals in the UK have to pay an additional £485 per year to access basic products and services...

Crypto Confidence Podcast: World Book Day Special

21 Apr 2019 maya $0.09 (0.0862 DAI)

The show this week is a celebration of books and we have some recommendations, from some great people in the Blockchain space, of some of the best books to learn about blockchain and crypto. Here’s a list of the recommended books and where you can f...

A Woman's Place is in Blockchain!

5 Apr 2019 maya $1.08 (1.0872 DAI)

Jen Greyson is the CEO and founder of CoCo, “the airbnb of office space”. Jen’s career began in corporate America, and found her way to the blockchain world about 2 years ago – finding a huge contrast between the secrecy of the traditional business...

Investing in Crypto: From hedge funds to indexes, options and ETFs...

22 Mar 2019 maya $0.16 (0.1616 DAI)

Today's edition of the Crypto Confidence show talks to Veronica Mihai from Bloomwater Capital, about the many different ways you can gain investment exposure to digital assets without holding crypto directly: NEW: Join our Facebook Community! If yo...