7 Expert Blockchain Speakers That Will Help You Understand Blockchain Technology


According to blockchain statistics, global spending on blockchain solutions will surpass $11.7 billion by the end of 2022 while the blockchain technology market will collect around $20 billion in revenue by 2024. Not only that, blockchain technology can help financial services save $12 billion every year while banks can also reduce their infrastructure costs by 30%. Blockchain technology is also finding new applications and use cases in other industries as well such as health care, automotive, retail, entertainment and telecommunication.

Blockchain technology in general has gotten a lot of traction in the last few years but most people still struggle to understand even the basic concepts related to it due to its complexity. If that was not enough, web 3.0 and metaverse has made this problem even worse by introducing more new concepts.

You might have tried to read articles online to develop a better understanding of blockchain technology but in vain. You might have tried to watch some YouTube videos, read books or have joined a private group that teaches blockchain technology but that did not work either.

If you are one of those who is finding it difficult to wrap your head around what blockchain, bitcoin, decentralized finance, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts actually is, then you are at the right place. In this article, you will learn about seven blockchain speakers that will make it easy for you to understand blockchain technology.

7 Blockchain Speakers You Must Listen To

Here are seven best blockchain speakers that will assist you in better understanding blockchain technology.

1.  Elias Ahonen

In 2016, Elias Ahonen wrote a book titled, “Physical Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies” which was considered one of the first books that talked about digital currency. He went on to write another book “Blockland”, which is a collection of stories related to blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency. He has been actively contributing to the blockchain community since 2012 and is also running a blockchain consulting company known as Token Valley. All this makes him one of the most sought after blockchain speakers.

2.  John Biggs

Editor at TechCrunch, John Biggs has also contributed to various top publications such as Wired, The New York Times, Popular Science and Linux Journal to name just a few. What really makes him a worth listening speaker when it comes to blockchain is his role at CoinDesk as a news editor. CoinDesk is considered an authority and a reputable source when it comes to blockchain related news. To bring his writing and research to the real world, he is leading a FinTech startup called Freemit. Biggs have also made a serious contribution by authoring several books on online scams and blogging.

3.  Laura Shin

Unchained, one of the best podcasts on blockchain, is hosted by none other than Laura Shin. She was the first mainstream journalist who decided to pursue her writing career in crypto. Being the senior editor at Forbes, she wrote many articles related to crypto. Not only that, she also penned a book titled, “The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze” Her speeches are usually focused on what impact blockchain will have on organization and how businesses and individuals can maximize their ranking potential as well as the ownership aspects linked to the technology.

4.  Joel Comm

Joel comm went on to sell his gaming company to Yahoo to explain how microblogging would take off when Twitter was first launched to pull the curtain off the Google AdSense system, it has been a fascinating journey. The Bad Crypto Podcast and The Nifty Show are two podcasts which interviews top industry leaders in blockchain and entrepreneurs as well as activists and even some non technical guests. This allows their podcasts to cater to both technical and non technical audiences and offer diverse perspectives on a wide variety of topics such as blockchain and crypto, decentralized finance and bitcoin.

5.  Lisa Short

Served as a professor at London Graduate School, Lisa Short is one of the leading thought leaders and influencers in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Later she founded two companies called Mind Shifting and Frontier. With her focus on education, she has been trying hard to connect small and mid size businesses with state of the art technologies such as blockchain and mobile app development.

In addition to this, she is also serving as a Director of Learning and Ecosystems for the United Africa Blockchain Association. The primary objective of this association is to spread the knowledge about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning in developing regions like Africa.

6.  Igor Pejic

Igor Pejic boasts an impressive profile when it comes to blockchain. He wrote a book called “Blockchain Babel ”, served as a head of marketing at BNP Paribas Personal Finance Australia and also teaches at the University of Vienna. When you combine his academic experience and finance industry along with his ability to explain complex technical blockchain related jargons, it makes them one of the best blockchain experts to listen to. Due to his financial background, he usually talks about how the finance industry must adapt to changes in digital currency and distributed networks. Listening to him will give you a whole new perspective on finance and blockchain.

7.  Andre De Castro

One of the pioneers of bitcoin, Andre De Castro is a software engineer by profession. He has helped one of the largest companies in the world to understand and make the most of blockchain technology. In fact, he has helped them prepare for the crypto revolution  He played a major role in the 2014 administrative ruling which paved the way for organizations and businesses to trade cryptocurrencies in the United States.

If you are one of those who are looking to take advantage of opportunities in crypto space then Andre De Castro should be on your radar. He also highlights how you can use different trading platforms and their arbitrage to maximize your earning potential.

Which blockchain speaker do you listen to and why? Share it with us in the comments section below.

By Kazim Kabir

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