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Blockchain Based Altruism with GiveNation

9 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments maya

Today, Maya Middlemiss meets Alyze Sam and Arnaud Saint-Paul, from GiveNation. GiveNation unites children everywhere in the world and assists young minds to become philanthropists by means of educational games geared towards a sustainable financial...

CCP23 Creating Beyond The Chain

12 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments maya

Today we flip the mic, and Diana interviews Maya, about the new novel "Beyond The Chain" Enjoy the discussion which ranges from the themes of the book, to the role of storytelling in learning and understanding. _____________________________________...

Beyond The Chain: The Story Behind The Story

9 Jul 2019 4 minute read 0 comments maya

Everything we do at BlockSparks is about explaining blockchain and cryptocurrencies to consumer audiences via persuasive and engaging writing. But that’s not the only way to learn about new things, and indeed it’s not the way I prefer to learn a lot...

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

3 May 2019 6 minute read 1 comment maya

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 1 minute read 4 comments maya

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...

Help me buy my first cryptocurrency!

26 Apr 2019 13 minute read 14 comments maya

  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 4 minute read 0 comments maya

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 3 minute read 0 comments maya

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 2 minute read 0 comments maya

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 2 minute read 0 comments maya

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...