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E46 - A Decentralized Approach to the Internet with Ben Forgan

E46 - A Decentralized Approach to the Internet with Ben Forgan

May 23, 2019
Episode 46 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Ben Forgan, Founder of Magic.co and CEO at Hologram.
 
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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Ben Forgan from Magic.co, you get to discover how the decentralized technology will help us to connect to the Internet in the future.
 
“The network design kind of by default will implement VPN functionality. “
 
“So you are ideally able to access a broader range of hot spots and access points. And you are also able to do some more securely and more privately. This is the goal. “
 
 — Ben Forgan
 
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E45 - Computational Journalism: The Data Behind the Stories with Jonathan Stray

E45 - Computational Journalism: The Data Behind the Stories with Jonathan Stray

May 21, 2019

Episode 45 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jonathan Stray, computational journalist and researcher at Columbia Journalism School.

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In this episode Cris Beasley interviews Jonathan Stray, computational journalist, data scientist, researcher at Columbia Journalism School and a fellow at the Institute for The Future.

You get to meet the creator of Workbench, the tool for analyzing big data without any coding experience necessary.

 

"I identify as a computational journalist and I tell people it's two things. It's using computational techniques to do stories and doing stories about how computation and algorithms are affecting Society.”

 

“One direction might be using data science for investigative journalism. And the other direction might be, for example, looking into how machine learning is being used to decide who has to stay in jail before their trial.”

 

 — Jonathan Stray

 

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E44 - Is Decentralized Governance The Future of Tokenized Assets? - Andy Bromberg

E44 - Is Decentralized Governance The Future of Tokenized Assets? - Andy Bromberg

May 16, 2019

Is Decentralized Governance The Future of Tokenized Assets? - Andy Bromberg

Episode 44 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Andy Bromberg, CEO and founder of CoinList.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Andy Bromberg, CEO and founder of CoinList. You get to discover the latest happenings in the blockchain industry, the future of ICO, and where the markets are in 2019.

"It's a little bit like if in the early 90's we were trying to figure out what the best consumer product for the internet was going to be. You know we might have some ideas, but let's actually nail down some of this infrastructure first so we can actually build those consumer projects, and see them launch and have success there ...  A lot of people I hear are like, 'why hasn't there been consumer adoption yet?' And the simple answer is that the pipes just aren't there, the infrastructures not there. You know, it was ok in hindsight that we didn't have games being used by a hundred million people in 1992 on the internet, and we had to spend some time building things out first."

"I'm short term bearish on the tokenized assets, "security token", subset of the space. Long term I'm incredibly bullish. I think more and more assets will move to be represented digitally on a Blockchain, but in the short term I don't quite see it. I think it's going to be a little while before we get there. A lot of infrastructure needs to built out; investor demand needs to be built up."

"A lot of the value of crypto right now has been in speculation and financial instruments, and so decentralized finance makes a lot of sense at first, but then moving to some of these other things, like decentralized governance, that seems like a natural next step as more and more people become involved."

Andy Bromberg

 

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E43 - A Look At the Current and Future Cryptocurrency Landscape with Writer, Noam Levenson

E43 - A Look At the Current and Future Cryptocurrency Landscape with Writer, Noam Levenson

May 14, 2019
Episode 43 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Writer, Noam Levenson.
 
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In this episode Hacker Noon Producer, Derek Bernard interviews Writer, Noam Levenson. Topics discussed are around the current and future global effects of cryptocurrency on the economy and the world community. 
 

"I think this is kind of a larger question that people sometimes approach in the wrong way"

“I am not sure that in these kinds of cases centralization is necessarily bad. I think the important question is not that it's decentralized or centralized. It’s that the potential for a monopoly is impossible.”

Noam Levenson

 
E42 - Smart Contracts on Blockchain with Will Martino and Tony Pham

E42 - Smart Contracts on Blockchain with Will Martino and Tony Pham

May 9, 2019

Episode 42 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Will Martino, Founder & CEO at Kadena and Tony Pham, Head of Marketing at Kadena.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Will Martino, founder and CEO at Kadena, and Tony Pham, Head of Marketing . You get to discover what they’re working on, which is a new programming language for smart contracting and scalability and use cases for enterprise blockchain solutions.

"It's all about aligning the incentives of the three core users of the platform. You have miners who want more adoption, they want a bigger network doing more transactions a second. You have users who don't want to pay high fees. They want high security, they want decentralization, they want trustlessness, they want openness, and they also don't want to pay fees. And businesses who want to know that if they start using this platform and they start congesting the network, because think Cryptokitties - it launches and Ethereum gets clogged for a week, they want to know that the network can grow to support the throughput they need because they found their product-market fit."

 

"Overall, where I see the whole space going, is the sharing economy - the Enterprise sharing economy. This is one where you're redefining how consumers and businesses interact."

Will Martino

 

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E41 - AI and Past Rediscovery with Robert Adamson

E41 - AI and Past Rediscovery with Robert Adamson

May 2, 2019

Episode 41 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Robert Adamson, a computer programmer and science fiction writer.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Robert Adamson, you get to discover Rob’s recent app which helps you to identify aliens and learn about ancient civilizations and how we can use AI and machine learning to rediscover our past.

 

“Something is not real, something about this whole reality thing is not right. And so simulated reality is a theory that we are living in the computer simulation.”

“The Earth as we know it is really simulated, some really advanced civilizations in the future could not computered in.”

“The virtual reality... we go there for whatever reason maybe to learn, to get education whatever. That is the theory of simulated reality. And it seems to answer all kinds of questions. Because you are thinking universe is data as opposed to matter in time and space.” Robert Adamson

 

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E40 - The Technology and Humanity Interface with Cris Beasley of Hack Reality

E40 - The Technology and Humanity Interface with Cris Beasley of Hack Reality

April 25, 2019

Episode 40 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Cris Beasley of Hack Reality, a podcast that explores technology, creativity and love.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Cris Beasley from Hack Reality, you get to learn about how technology interfaces with humanity, what pitfalls may occur and how technology helps to build better future for humanity.

“I am also spinning up a lab to bring together artists and technologists to create performance pieces that stretch consciousness and alter consciousness.”

“I thought a lot over the last few years of how we can be responsible technology-makers and make things that make us more even.”

“And I believe that we absolutely can transcend where we are in our current humanity. As long as we are building things that have this intent.”

“Then the question becomes how can you tell whether you are building something that is helping or hurting.” -

Cris Beasley

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E39 - Big Data and Machine Learning with Nick Caldwell

E39 - Big Data and Machine Learning with Nick Caldwell

April 18, 2019

 

Episode 39 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Nick Caldwell CPO at Looker and former VP of engineering at Reddit.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews  Nick Caldwell from Looker,  you get to learn about big data, machine learning and AI.

"Modern data stores are extremely powerful. You can put tons and tons of data into them. You can query them without losing speed. And in some cases, you can even do analytics in the database. We're just seeing this trend where the data layer is becoming more and more powerful, and Looker is riding that trend."

 

"My favorite learning, again, was just what's going on in the data engineering space. The BigQuery to me, at that time, was just mind blowing. You dump 4-5 petabytes of data in a big data store and query it all at once. It's stunning to me. I didn't know this thing was possible. And you can do that in an affordable fashion."

 

"My degree was focused in Machine Learning, and I think nowadays when people ask me about that sort of formal education, I tell them, 'You probably don't need it.' You can get really, really far in Machine Learning and just focus on the practical applications of it, without having to understand the underlying Mathematics of it. I think that's a really powerful thing, that abstraction."

 

 —Nick Caldwell

 

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E38 - Solving Problems in the Tech Community with Pariss Athena of BlackTechTwitter &  BTPipeline

E38 - Solving Problems in the Tech Community with Pariss Athena of BlackTechTwitter & BTPipeline

April 16, 2019

Episode 38 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Pariss Athena, Creator of #BlackTechTwitter & Founder of the @BTPipeline platform, a community for people of color to mentor each other and find work.

 

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Pariss Athena, Front end Dev/RN dev, creator of #BlackTechTwitter & founder of @BTPipeline platform, a community for people of color to mentor each other and find work. 

"It's scary. I even think about that for Web Development, because of things like Squarespace and Wix, where people don't even need to know how to code where they could just build their website from there. Are they going to automate that? Are people just going to be able to customize their websites exactly as need be without web developers? And it's like, okay in that case, you have to be the one to produce something like a Wix or a Squarespace ”

 

"I thought coding was going to be super difficult, but it's not, it's actually very artistic. Anyone can do it."

 

"This type of system makes people stuck. I'm trying to phrase that the way I want to say it, but you're kind of stuck. It's like, weighing your options, you're not going to get what you want, you're just choosing between what you can actually afford. It's holding everyone back, and this is why I worry for black people coming from lower income communities. Another thing is, they're not even aware that they can actually come into this industry that way. They don't know that, because they don't have exposure to it, because they don't have resources, and without resources you're just not aware. And that's the other thing that's frightening." - Pariss Athena

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E37 - Distributed Ledger Tech with David Sønstebø, Co-Founder of IOTA

E37 - Distributed Ledger Tech with David Sønstebø, Co-Founder of IOTA

April 11, 2019

Episode 37 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with David Sønstebø of IOTA, a permission-less distributed ledger for a new economy.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews David Sønstebø, the co-founder of IOTA, you get to learn about distributed technologies, edge computing and what is happening in crypto today!

“If you look at how much computational power something like AWS or Azure Microsoft, if you look at how much they have, it sounds impressive, and I’m not saying it isn’t, but when you compare it to the idle amount of computation that exists in all the phones, all the laptops, and all the desktops around the globe it pales in comparison. With this kind of software you can unlock this decentralized AWS, so to speak, that also takes into account the edge. And then of course, your laptop, when it’s idle, you can actually make money from it.” — David Sønstebø

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