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Interviews from the first persons: about Bitcoin, Blockchain technology, ICO and other cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency, blockchain will have a major impact on businesses

Cryptocurrency, blockchain will have a major impact on businesses

Cryptocurrenty has the potential to be as disruptive to society as the creation of the internet, affecting the way we transact with family, friends, colleagues, banks and customers. And bitcoin, the most recognizable cryptocurrency, put blockchain on the map, which has created a massive use case for the technology.

YesterdayInterview
BUY THE DIP: CRYPTO-COMEDY SHORT FILM RELEASED

BUY THE DIP: CRYPTO-COMEDY SHORT FILM RELEASED

As you may remember, about a month ago, the trailer for a satirical short film with a cryptocurrency theme hit the internet. Well if you’ve been waiting on tenterhooks since then you can now relax, as the finished film is now available for viewing.

14 May 2018Interview
‘WE’RE ON PACE TO LIST OVER 5,000 ICOS THIS YEAR,’ SAYS ICO ALERT COFOUNDER (INTERVIEW)

‘WE’RE ON PACE TO LIST OVER 5,000 ICOS THIS YEAR,’ SAYS ICO ALERT COFOUNDER (INTERVIEW)

We spoke with co-founder of ICO Alert, Mike Finch, who shared his insight into the recent ban on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Googlesocial media platforms, how ICOs have been responding, and how it levels the playing field for quality ICOs to receive market attention.

7 May 2018Interview
Tim Draper On The Future Of Cryptocurrency, His New Book And Why Bitcoin Will Hit $250,000 by 2022

Tim Draper On The Future Of Cryptocurrency, His New Book And Why Bitcoin Will Hit $250,000 by 2022

Last month, the famous venture capitalist and inspiring entrepreneur, Tim Draper, made a prediction that Bitcoin will hit $250,000 by the year 2022.

3 May 2018Interview
An Interview with Sirin Labs CMO on the Blockchain Smartphone ‘Finney’

An Interview with Sirin Labs CMO on the Blockchain Smartphone ‘Finney’

CCN, in association with Brazilian industry outlet Criptomoedas Fácil, interviewed Nimrod May, CMO of Sirin Labs, to discuss the startup’s development of the world’s first smartphone to integrate blockchain technology. Codenamed ‘Finney’, the $1,000 smartphone will be manufactured by global giant Foxconn and will use Android as the operating system.

30 April 2018Interview

Interview: Building Better Retail With Blockchain

SHOP founder John Wantz, keynote speaker at PSFK’s CXI 2018conference, and CMO Jamie O'Shea introduce their new anti-Amazon platform that lets consumers control and monetize the data they share with brands

27 April 2018Interview
Max Keiser: I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If George Soros Attempts To ‘Corner’ Bitcoin Market

Max Keiser: I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If George Soros Attempts To ‘Corner’ Bitcoin Market

Bitcoinist spoke with the one and only Max Keiser, Wall Street veteran and host of the Keiser Report, who explained why he’s bullish on BTC, expecting it to go well over $100,000.

12 April 2018Interview
Interview: Blockchain transforms distribution in emerging markets

Interview: Blockchain transforms distribution in emerging markets

Hong Kong - OpenPort is a Hong-Kong based digital logistics platform that uses blockchain technology to transform domestic distribution in emerging markets. To discover the advantages of this technology, Digital Journal spoke with CEO Max Ward.

5 April 2018Interview
Interview with Dax Sotero, Host of Cryptocurrency Events for Miami

Interview with Dax Sotero, Host of Cryptocurrency Events for Miami

Our latest podcast features Dax Sotero, cofounder of BlokTalks, the largest cryptocurrency events company in South Florida.

3 April 2018Interview
An interview with Taklimakan Network’s business adviser, Rakesh Kirpalani

An interview with Taklimakan Network’s business adviser, Rakesh Kirpalani

Last month, Rakesh Kirpalani, a Dubai-based businessman and investor, joined the company Taklimakan Network as an adviser. Taklimakan is a mobile- and web-based blockchain solution that was developed as a training tool for investors, traders, and enthusiasts with any level of crypto experience and who want to learn how to make informed choices about the cryptocurrency market. In this interview with Mr. Kirpalani, we discuss his background in investing and advising startups, along with his thoughts on blockchain technology and conducting ICOs.

29 March 2018Interview
Here’s what’s wrong with bitcoin, according to 25-year-old Canadian rap artist Lil Windex

Here’s what’s wrong with bitcoin, according to 25-year-old Canadian rap artist Lil Windex

Lil Windex, the mysterious Canadian cleaning-product themed rapper best known for his 2017 single "Cleanin Up," released another music video last week — and this time, his lyrical focus was centered on one of the most heated debates within the cryptocurrency community.

23 March 2018Interview
INTERVIEW WITH BARONESS MICHELLE MONE AND DOUG BARROWMAN

INTERVIEW WITH BARONESS MICHELLE MONE AND DOUG BARROWMAN

After raising over $7 million USD in just a few days of its pre-sale, EQUI is carrying a lot of momentum to transform venture capital (VC) investing. Bitcoinist spoke with Baroness Michelle Mone and Doug Barrowman about the project and why they believe it will be a “game-changer” for VCs, breaking down barriers to entry for the average person.

15 March 2018Interview
Interview: Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR

Interview: Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR

I recently caught up with Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR, to discuss blockchain, at its core a Shared Distributed Ledger with strict, yet customizable rules detailing how to place information into the ledger.

12 March 2018Interview
Expert Interview with Bobby Ong on Cryptocurrency

Expert Interview with Bobby Ong on Cryptocurrency

If you want to know about cryptocurrency, it's best to chat with someone like Bobby Ong, whose interest in trading it online for a profit inspired him and his partner TM Lee to create CoinGecko, a website that ranks different forms of altcoins.

6 March 2018Interview
The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

Erik Finman dropped out of school at 15 to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. Now, he's worth over $1.5 million in bitcoin holdings.

19 February 2018Interview
Charlie Lee: Bullish on Bitcoin And Litecoin Long Term, Short Term Impossible To Predict

Charlie Lee: Bullish on Bitcoin And Litecoin Long Term, Short Term Impossible To Predict

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin (LTC) and former Director of Engineering at Coinbase, has taken some bold steps recently in the crypto world.

6 February 2018Interview
Prices will go off around march and april’ – crypto fund manager

Prices will go off around march and april’ – crypto fund manager

Bitcoinist spoke to David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, a $200 million dollar cryptocurrency fund, about the current price downtrend, what determines ICO quality, and the potential impact of regulations in key countries across the globe.

5 February 2018Interview
Kir Kelevra: Crypto trading has come to a deadlock, and ICO projects are more concerned about the image rather than about the product

Kir Kelevra: Crypto trading has come to a deadlock, and ICO projects are more concerned about the image rather than about the product

In 2018, crypto investors will be more cautious while investing in ICO projects, and modern crypto trading has come to a deadlock. This is the opinion of the professional crypto trader and founder of the Bitup.io investment platform Kir Kelevra. In an interview with Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland, where the expert will make a report, Kir shared his opinion on the prospects of crypto trading and the approach of overseas investors to investing in ICO.

22 January 2018Interview
Short Interviews on Crypto And Blockchain: Wendy Xiao Schadeck And Ron Williams

Short Interviews on Crypto And Blockchain: Wendy Xiao Schadeck And Ron Williams

This column is the first in a series of interviews with professionals in the cryptocurrency and blockchain community. The goal of these interviews is to weave together the views of those professionals, as well as a recommended list of follows, reads, and listens from them. This project arose from a series of discussions I had with my friend Ron Williams (starting with a lengthy conversation while awaiting the amazing TajMo concert on June 23, 2017 at the UC Theater in Berkeley, California), so naturally, Ron was one of my first interviewees. [See financial disclosure at the end of this column; nothing in this column should be construed as investment advice - this is a wildly volatile asset class, investors beware!]

22 January 2018Interview
ICOs, Bitcoin's Growth and the Blockchain Community: An Interview With Ivan on Tech

ICOs, Bitcoin's Growth and the Blockchain Community: An Interview With Ivan on Tech Interesting

Ivan Liljeqvist is an international speaker, software developer and founder of Ivan on Tech. On Ivan's channel he spreads knowledge about Blockchain technology to hundreds of thousands of viewers. He is known for making the complex simple, the boring interesting and Blockchain entertaining.

27 December 2017Interview