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Ep. 147 – Challenges of adopting blockchain from a governance and risk standpoint

Dr. Denise McCurdy, Blockchain Governance Advisor at Grove Gate Consulting along with Tom Fuhrman, Blockchain & Cybersecurity Consultant at Vector MV, join us in this podcast to discuss the challenges of adopting blockchain from a governance and risk standpoint. Denise is a blockchain governance advisor who has written a doctoral dissertation on blockchain with a...

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Ep. 146 – Self-Sovereign Identity and IoT – insights from the Sovrin Foundation

Michael Shea is the Managing Director of the Dingle Group and the Chair of Sovrin Foundation’s SSI in IoT Working Group. In this podcast we discussed the white paper he authored on Self Sovereign Identity and IoT. To explain the opportunities SSI can provide to IoT, Michael introduces us to three profiles: Jamie (machine to...

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Ep. 145 – Parametric insurance revisited – insights from Arbol

Siddhartha Jha is the Founder & CEO of Arbol, an insurtech platform for parametric products that uses blockchain, big data, machine learning and smart contracts to bring transparency and remove delays and disputes of traditional insurance policies. In this podcast we revisit parametric insurance to discuss why it is now poised for new growth potential...

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Ep. 144 – A new approach to blockchain – Ping An’s Insights

Frank Lu is Head of Ping An Blockchain Technology at OneConnect Smart Technology, a subsidiary of Ping An. Previously to Ping An, Frank Lu was one of the original founders of Hyperledger Fabric. In this podcast we discuss the different approaches to blockchain and the advantages of creating encrypted data networks for data privacy, cross...

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Ep. 143 – UN World Food Programme on the blockchain

Gustav Strömfelt is Project Manager at the World Food Programme & New Venture Consultant. In this exciting podcast we discuss some of the blockchain work the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been conducting over the years including Building Blocks and collaborations with other UN agencies such as UN Women.   Winning the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Top 10 Podcast for 2020

What a year 2020 has been! With all the massive changes happening to our personal and professional lives it’s fair to say it has been a challenging and interesting year to say the least. We were privileged to be able to continue recording and broadcasting our podcast. This is the year that we covered Chainlink ,...

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Ep. 142 – Smart COVID data on the blockchain – insights from HealthTrends.ai

Susan Joseph is the CEO and co-founder of HealthTrends.ai, a trusted third party delivering ongoing authoritative health data that’s independently auditable and has legal weight. In this podcast we discuss the challenges the US Health Sector has regarding collection and distribution of health data and what role Smart COVID data on the blockchain can have...

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Ep. 141 – How can blockchain and insurance be good bedfellows? – Insights from AXA

Laurent Benichou, is Head of Blockchain Europe & US, that sits within the Group Emerging Technologies and Data team at AXA. In this podcast we discuss the main takeaways from his experience with Fizzy and more importantly we discuss how can blockchain and insurance be good bedfellows. Laurent shares with us some of the main...

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Ep. 140 – How Shell is using blockchain in the Energy Industry?

Sabine Brink, Global Lead of Blockchain at Shell, shares with us how Shell is using blockchain technology within the energy industry. She walks us through a number of interesting blockchain initiatives they’ve worked on, such as decentralised digital passports, the Energy Web Foundation, LO3 Energy  and VAKT. We conclude this podcast with her views on...

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