Blockchain and Bitcoin. Decentralized economy and smart contracts. Non-fungible tokens and games to earn money. The new world of Web 3 is many things – but simple is not one of them. A few speakers manage to turn blockchain’s complexity into concepts that are easy to understand and quick to grasp.
These men and women take questions from the audience – and have a coherent and logical explanation for anyone who knows enough to ask a good question. If you’re creating an event and you want a great keynote speaker – either in person or virtual – choose from this list.
Blockchain, Bitcoin, Decentralized Finance, Smart Contract, Non-Fungible Tokens, Games to Make Money – Think of the Possibilities
As I study, listen, attend conferences, and prepare lists like this — it’s a difficult process (no doubt, those of you in this industry can relate).
I’ve listened to most of these people speak and usually put Joel Comm at the top of my lists because he’s so incredibly funny – although these speakers are listed here in no particular order.
- Joel Comm (@joelcomm)
Joel Comm reached the blockchain world after selling a gaming company to Yahoo!, revealing the secrets of Google’s AdSense system and explaining how to market on Twitter as soon as the “microblogging” platform was launched. With Travis Wright, he presents both The Bad Crypto Podcast and The Nifty Show, two podcasts that interview blockchain leaders and entrepreneurs, and explain their activities to a non-technical audience.
- Igor Pejic (@IgorPejic9)
Igor Pejic is the author of Blockchain Babel. He is a former market manager at BNP Paribas Personal Finance Austria and teaches at the University of Vienna. His experience in both the financial industry and education has enabled him to translate blockchain technology jargon into understandable language and explain why it matters. He has seen how finance reacts to the rise of digital currencies and distributed networks, and he can explain it.
- Andre de Castro (@AndreTechExec)
Andre de Castro is a software engineer and a Bitcoin pioneer. He works with Fortune 500 clients, helping them understand and prepare for the evolution of cryptocurrencies. He also contributed to a 2014 administrative decision that allowed companies and startups to trade cryptocurrencies in the United States. He is an expert on the possibilities available in the blockchain world, and in particular the possibility of earning through arbitrage across different trading platforms.
- Anne Lise Kjær (@kjaerglobal)
Anne Lise Kjaer is an expert on trends. She is the author of The toolkit for trend management and has spoken to companies including IKEA and Swarovski about changing consumer fashions. The trends she has discussed have included healthcare technology and digitization, but she also talks about fintech, how it is changing, and what effect these changes will have on consumers and the companies that serve them.
- Lisa Short (@lisagshort)
Professor Lisa Short’s emphasis is on education. She is the founder of Mind Shifting and the Frontier TechED Accelerator, which uses education to bring together small and medium-sized businesses and cutting-edge technologies. Lisa Short is also the Director of Learning and Ecosystems for the United Africa Blockchain Association, which delivers blockchain and artificial intelligence education across Africa.
- John Biggs (@johnbiggs)
John Biggs is a journalist. Biggs has been an editor for TechCrunch.com and has written for publications including The cableit New York Times, Linux Journaland Popular science. He is now news editor at CoinDesk, the world’s leading source of blockchain news, and has written books on blogging and cyber fraud. He was also the CEO of fintech startup Freemit.com, adding real-world experience to his research and writing.
- Sam Wouters (@SDWouters)
Sam Wouters is a consultant at Duval Union Consulting, a consulting firm, and is the co-author of Digital transformation book, a guide to bringing digital workflows to large companies. He now focuses on Bitcoin and the blockchain, helping businesses understand how the technology works and what they can do with it.
- Laura Shin (@laurashin)
Laura Shin is the host of Unchained, one of the web’s leading blockchain podcasts. She was a senior editor at Forbes and the first mainstream journalist to take up crypto as her full-time profession. She is also the author of the recent survey of the early days of crypto: The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Creation of the First Major Cryptocurrency Craze. Her lectures focus on blockchain’s effects on ownership, network organization and earning potential.
- Tony Scott (@tonyscottcio)
Tony Scott was President Barack Obama’s chief of information. He launched a 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint and led the government’s cyber defense efforts. He also managed the net neutrality policy and oversaw the privacy issues that emerged from Apple’s case against the FBI. He now runs the TonyScottGroup, where he provides enterprise-sized businesses with strategies to cope with and make the most of changing IT infrastructure and new technologies.
- Elias Ahonen (@eahonen)
Elias Ahonen’s book from 2016, Physical Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies, was one of the first stories of digital currency. He is also the author of Blockland, a collection of stories about Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency. He has been active in the blockchain space since 2012 and runs a blockchain consulting company called Token Valley.
Here are some articles for your reading pleasure and information – on these topics.
Blockchain, Bitcoin, Decentralized Finance, Smart Contract, Non-Fungible Tokens, Games to Make Money
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