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Ep. 87: What's the blockchain good for? [2022] | Scott Ruoti

Scott Ruoti is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, where he focuses on security and privacy, usability, and human-computer interaction. He takes a diverse and multidisciplinary approach in studying everything from optimized emailing systems to the distributed ledger, and we are thrilled to get his perspective on use cases for the blockchain.

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Ep. 86: Space exploration (and why it matters) | Sarah Cruddas

Sarah Cruddas is a space journalist, international TV host, and award winning author. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a global thought leader in the growing commercial space sector.

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Ep. 85: Is Monero better than Bitcoin? Nam Sardar thinks so.

Nam Sardar is the founder and CEO of Neel Capital. She became interested in cryptocurrency and DeFi in early 2020, and has since made it her mission to help others understand blockchain technology and its potential, hedge against inflation in a sustainable and emerging asset class, and generate & securely store wealth.

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Ep. 84: Russia, cybercrime, and the future of war, with Rik Ferguson.

Rik Ferguson is vice president of security research at Trend Micro and is actively engaged in studying online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security.

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Ep. 83: Science, business, and the coming revolution in smart homes, with Gary Rockis.

Gary Rockis has been highly successful in providing leadership in collaborative efforts among business, industry, and education. He is the recipient of numerous national and state awards, and much of his recent work has focused on the internet of things and smart homes.

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Ep. 82: Will bitcoin become a global reserve currency, with Eric Yakes.

Eric Yakes spent years in private equity and corporate finance, all the while intently following Bitcoin. Its development eventually led him to author the book "The 7th Property: Bitcoin and the Monetary Revolution".

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Ep. 81: Nathan Young on forecasting, prediction markets, and designing good policy.

Nathan Young is a corporate strategist and marketing expert who has been exceptionally active in the Effective Altruism movement, the prediction markets community, and in discussions around designing good policy.

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Ep. 80: George Selgin on monetary economics and cryptocurrency.

George Selgin. George Selgin is a senior fellow and director emeritus of the the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute, and his research covers a broad range of topics within the field of monetary economics, including monetary history, macroeconomic theory, and the history of monetary thought.

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Ep. 79: John Spencer on the future of space tourism.

John Spencer is a pioneering outer space architect with design awards from NASA for his work on the International Space Station (ISS). He is the founder of the Space Tourism Society, co-founder of the Space Tourism Conference, and co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Mars World Enterprises, Inc.

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