Monthly Archives

May 2017

#185 Brendan Eich: Brave – Reinventing the Monetization of Content and Attention

By | Syndicated Content

We’re joined by Brendan Eich, Founder, and CEO of Brave. As an early Internet pioneer, Brendan created Javascript, and helped found the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation. Brave is a new desktop and mobile browser which blocks ads and tracking by default. Their team will launch the Basic Attention Token, which will serve as liquidity in attention marketplaces between publishers, advertisers, and users.

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#184 Fred Ehrsam & Trent McConaghy: IPDB – The Interplanetary Database and its Applications in AI

By | Syndicated Content

We’re joined by Trent McConaghy, CTO and Co-founder of BigchainDB and Ascribe, and Fred Ehrsam, former Co-founder at Coinbase. We have a fascinating discussion about the intersection of AI and blockchain technologies. We also discuss the public implementation of BigchainDB, the Interplanetary Database (IPDB), and the applications for a public big data storage network accessible to all of humanity.

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CVA Annual General Assembly 2017

By | Member Only Announcements

The first Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Crypto Valley Association will be held on June 9, 2017 at the offices of Thomson Reuters in Baar. The proceedings begin at…

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Entries still open for the FT Future of Fintech Awards 2017

By | Public Announcements

The Financial Times has contacted us with a request to let our members know about the second annual FT Future of Fintech Awards.

Following the success of its inaugural awards last year the FT has launched the FT Future of Fintech Awards 2017. The paper is “looking for innovative fintech companies that are changing the industry, and which have the staying power to make it through the hype cycle. Both small start-up companies and large organisations are eligible to enter.”

Entry is free, and submissions are being accepted through June 4, 2017. Ten shortlisted companies will be featured in the Financial Times and two winners of the FT Future of Fintech Awards will be announced at the FT Banking Summit at the end of November.

Entry form for the awards is here.

More details about the awards here.

Details about the judging panel and what they are looking for can be found here.