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In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Valentin Bercovici, founder and CEO of CLICK2NFT. Val is a technology veteran, having spent the last few decades working with data and cloud technology providers before jumping into Web3.Val’s perspective having work on the front lines during client server revolution, then smartphone and cloud, now Web3 provided some really interesting perspectives on the fundamental technology challenges that Web3 solves. He also discusses why he went from a B2B data focus in Web2 to a B2C NFT play.Given Val’s experience, we could have kept talking for a lot longer, and we're sure you’ll see why we're keen to get him back for a follow up interview!Find out more about CLICK2NFT Find out more about wagmas.web3summit Watch this podcast hereTo order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook, head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators
In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Maria Pennanen, co-founder of Accelerator Frankfurt and CEO of Mindclip Behaviour.Maria is an established angel investor and entrepreneur, and leading voice in the European startup ecosystem. She is ranked #1 top fintech influencer in the DACH region and also among the top 50 most influential women in startups in Europe. In the conversation Maria discusses the parts of the Web3 ecosystem that she is most excited about, diversity in Web3 and some of the mistakes and misconceptions that founders have which prompted her to write her book 'How to Fuck Up your Startup'.Maria has been through the highs and lows of Web3 during the past 5 years, and we're sure you’ll find some great takeaways from the conversation.Find out more - https://www.mariapennanen.comWatch this podcast here.To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook, head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators
In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to James Carlyle & Cais Manai of Obscuro Network.Cais and James have both spent a number of years working at R3 on their Corda platform, before last year switching their focus to work on the Obscuro Network. The Obscuro Network is privacy first Ethereum layer 2 network.Lots of topics are covered in this discussion including how the Obscuro project came to be, the different approaches it is taking to privacy on blockchains compared with other L2 solutions such as ZKP and some of the new challenges they will need to overcome.This conversation is a fantastic primer on the Obscuro Network’s approach to privacy, and also very helpful to understand the privacy limitations in many of the ZKP based layer 2 networks. We're sure you'll gain valuable takeaways from it too.Find out more - https://obscu.ro/To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook, head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators
In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Marley Gray, Principal Architect - Carbon & ESG at Microsoft, and founder of the Interwork Alliance, part of the GBBC.Marley is both a blockchain and enterprise veteran. He spent his first 15 years at Microsoft working with Financial Services firms, then in 2015 was responsible for putting blockchain on the radar of Satya Nadalla, the Microsoft CEO, and securing Microsoft's headline sponsorship of the Ethereum DevCon2 conference in London.In the conversation Conor and Marley go deeper into these earlier days of blockchain at Microsoft, before discussing the Token Taxonomy Framework which Marly created, and his current work which is helping to supporting Microsoft’s goals of become carbon negative by 2030.Marley has a wealth of experience and expertise that we are really happy to be sharing with you in this conversation.
In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Min Kim - Founder of the ICON Network.ICON is one of the leading aggregator blockchains providing interoperability across multiple chains via its blockchain transmission protocol BTP.In the conversation, Min and Conor discuss how the landscape has changed for blockchain companies wanting to raise funding since the ICON networks successful ICO in 2017. Why interoperability is so important for blockchains and some of the big things happening in ICON this year, including their recently announced $200m ecosystem fund and upcoming ICE network.Prior to founding the ICON network, Min has worn multiple hats, having worked in the banking and technology sector as well as being an entrepreneur. Given his professional background, we're sure you’ll find this conversation fascinating with plenty of insights.
Blockchain Innovators is now called Web3 Innovators!In this special episode of Web3 Innovators, Alex Banks, former Head of Innovation, NatWest Markets and CTO/Co-founder, Pet Proactive Insurance, interviews Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, at the launch event for his new book - The Blockchain Innovator’s Handbook: A leader’s guide to understanding, adopting and succeeding with this disruptive technology. Conor is certainly a Web3 Innovator, he spent his first decade in work in and around the financial markets, which crossed the time of the financial crisis. Find out how this influenced his career path and his big takeaways from the experience. In 2017, Conor wrote the Web3J Library, the Java and Android library for working with Smart Contracts and integrating with Ethereum blockchains. He has also been central to the London Ethereum community since its inception. Conor explains how he how he first became interested in Ethereum and how this led him to writing the library which has been downloaded over 1 million times, thanks to usage by companies like J.P Morgan, Opera, and Samsung.This is an inspiring conversation which also delves into how Conor started his own company Web3 Labs, which has built an impressive client base - Microsoft, Consensys, JP Morgan. There’s also a Q+A section from the audience where Conor gives his expert opinion on topics like decentralised identity, voting and DAOs.If you’d like to learn more about the The Blockchain Innovator’s Handbook, please head to web3labs.com/innovators.Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Raoul Pal, co-founder & CEO of RealVision,  and founder of the Global Macro Investor. This is a conversation Conor had with Raoul Pal at the launch event for his new book - The Blockchain Innovator’s Handbook: A leader’s guide to understanding, adopting and succeeding with this disruptive technology. Raoul was also kind enough to write the forward for the book. In the conversation, Conor and Raoul discuss why blockchain is such an important topic, why Raoul wanted to get involved with this project and why he believes this is such an important book.It's a short conversation, but we're sure you’ll have plenty of takeaways including, how Real Vision is adapting their business to embrace Web3.If you’d like to learn more about the book, please head to web3labs.com/innovators.Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Ajit Tripathi, Head of Institutional Business at Aave.Ajit has been very involved in a number of significant projects and initiatives, having co-founded PwC’s UK Blockchain and smart contracts practice. He went on to work for ConsenSys where he built out their fintech focussed products at services, before joining Aave.In the conversation, a number of topics are discussed including where the regulatory landscape is headed with regards to DeFi and how Ajit sees it converging with traditional finance.Given Ajit’s breadth of experience across blockchain and DeFi from an institutional perspective he brought a wealth of insights to the discussion, which we're sure you’ll enjoy.Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Brantly Millegan - Director of Operations at ENS.Brantly has spent the past 3 years working on the ENS project who recently transitioned to a DAO based governance model. In the discussion they cover how Brantly first got involved in the project, why ENS could become the standard for identity in Web3, and how Budweiser is using it!The ENS project is a core piece of Web3 infrastructure and it was absolutely fascinating to hear from Brantly on their journey so far and where they’re headed!Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Doug Petkanics, CEO & founder of Livepeer, a decentralized video streaming network. In the conversation Doug discusses why Livepeer is such a critical piece of infrastructure not just for the Web3, but also Web2 companies, especially those who aren’t at the scale of Amazon or Google. He also talks about how Livepeer has managed to tap into an almost endless supply of GPUs to power the network’s transcoding thanks to cryptocurrency miners and how streaming video can work alongside NFTs for creators.Doug’s been immersed in the blockchain ecosystem for the past five years, and we know you'll enjoy hearing his perspective on where we’re heading with the Web3.0.You can watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Maxim Galash, CEO Coinchange.In the conversation Conor and Maxim discuss how he first got pulled into blockchain and how CoinChange came to be. They go into detail about the regulatory climate with respect to cryptocurrency and the many regulators that businesses like Coinchange need to engage with to bring innovative products to market.Maxim Galash - @maxgalashhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/maximgalash/CEO@coinchange.ioWatch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Paul Brody, Global Blockchain Leader at EY.Prior to EY, Paul worked at IBM and McKinsey amongst other firms and having a wealth of experience across IoT, supply chain and operations and business strategy.In the conversation Conor and Paul discuss how EY first got involved in blockchain via bitcoin, and subsequently went on to create the NightFall Zero Knowledge Proof library. They also discussed why Paul believes organisations should only focus on public blockchains, not private, why the future is tokenisation of everything even within enterprise, and some of the common myths he sees with where blockchain can be impactful.Follow Paul on Twitter - @pbrodyEmail Paul - Paul.Brody@ey.com https://blockchain.ey.com/Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Daniel Feichtinger, Innovation Marketer at Digital Asset, Co-founder & CTO of Hyperledger.Whilst his current job title may be misleading, Daniel is a technologist and innovator at heart, having been the co-founder and CTO of Hyperledger, which he started back in 2014.In the conversation, Conor and Daniel discuss the early days of Hyperledger and how the blockchain landscape looked back then - it was mainly about bitcoin and coloured coins, as Ethereum hadn’t launched at that point. They also go into detail about Digital Asset’s DAML platform and Daniel's work leading the Interwork Alliance’s IWA Framework, an initiative by the GBBC which they’re both involved in.Given that Daniel has been living and breathing enterprise blockchain for over 8 years now, he provides some great perspective on this space, and we know you’ll enjoy this conversation!Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Weiwu Zhang, CTO at AlphaWallet.In the conversation Conor and Weiwu go into a lot of depth about tokens,  the future of web3, and why Weiwu believes they are the core fabric of the Web 3.0. They also discuss the Alchemy NFT platform which the AlphaWallet team launched earlier this year, securing backing from Mark Cuban among others.Weiwu and the Alphawallet team have been very focussed on tokens for the past 4 years, going deep in their exploration of what’s possible, such as autographing NFTs and token attestations, and it was absolutely fascinating to hear his perspective on how they will change our everyday interactions online.Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Julio Faura, co-founder and CEO of Adhara. Julio is a technology innovator at heart, having started his career designing microchips after he obtained his PhD in computer science, before obtaining an MBA and heading up R&D at Santander bank for a number of years. In the conversation Conor and Julio cover a lot of ground, including how he approached innovation at Santander and managed to get them looking at blockchain innovation opportunities over 5 years ago, how he sees the wholesale money markets evolving off the back of technology such as CDBCs, his involvement in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance at its inception and of course his journey to helping found Adhara.Given Julio’s deep knowledge of technology, finance and innovation, this conversation is fascinating. He really understands the inner workings of the wholesale money markets and how blockchain can benefit them. We're sure you’ll find this conversation insightful.You can watch this as a video on our YouTube channel here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Ben Edgington, Eth2 researcher and Product Owner Teku at ConsenSys.Ben comes from a very technical background. He stated his career on super computers at Hitachi before being sucked into the world of blockchain when he joined ConsenSys in 2017.Conor and Ben discuss Ethereum and its transition off of proof of work to proof of stake. Ben has been very involved in this and has seen firsthand how it has evolved over the past three years. Ben is a well known figure in the Eth2 community and if you want to keep up to date with fast moving space we recommend you read What's new in Eth2.You can watch this as a video on our YouTube channel here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Weijia Zhang, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Regional Head of China and Vice President of Engineering, Wanchain Foundation.Conor and Weijia discuss the state of interop with blockchains right now, where it's heading and what a successful outcome would look like in the space.Weijia has focussed on blockchain interoperability for a number of years, he leads the cross chain interoperability working group at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Weijia is also an accomplished academic and technologist, he has invented over 20 patents and published over 30 research papers. His vast experience and knowledge of blockchain interoperability really comes across in the podcast as he provides his valuable perspective on the space.Watch this podcast here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Joseph Lubin, founder and CEO of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum.Joe is one of the leading voices in blockchain technology given his path working alongside Vitalik Buterin and a number of others in launching the Ethereum blockchain. He created ConsenSys in 2014, with the goal of providing a commercial entity to drive the wider adoption of Ethereum and its technology. This podcast is taken from a recent EEA Virtual Meetup where Conor and Joe cover a number of topics including ConsenSys's recent commercial successes with its MetaMask wallet and its funding round supported by JP Morgan, Mastercard, Protocol Labs, the Maker Foundation and others.  Joe also shares his thoughts on where we are headed with technologies like Central Bank Digital Currencies, NFTs and DAOs and of course, talk also turned to Elon Musk and his impact on crypto!Given Joe's incredible journey with Ethereum so far, the valuable insights he provides in this podcast are  fascinating to listen to.You can also watch this video on our YouTube channel here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson - founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Dr Naseem Naqvi, President of the British Blockchain Association.Naseem initially trained as a medical doctor. He went on to create the British Blockchain Association to promote evidence based adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.Conor and Naseem discuss the journey from being a medical doctor to creating the BBA, why evidence based decision making is so important and how this thinking can be applied to blockchain initiatives.Many significant breakthroughs have come from combing different ideas from multiple fields, given Naseem's medical route, his insights in this podcast are fascinating. You can also watch this video on our YouTube channel here.
In this episode of Blockchain Innovators, Conor Svensson - founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Yorke Rhodes - Director Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Cloud Supply Chain at Microsoft.Yorke explains the path that led him to blockchain and how he co-founded blockchain at Microsoft. Conor and Yorke also talk about Yorke's work using blockchain in supply chains and digital identity and how NFTs have finally crossed the chasm!Yorke is on the board for the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition and is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU where he has taught Digital Marketing and Intrapreneurship and currently teaches Ecommerce with a healthy dose of blockchain.Watch this podcast here.
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