Many of us have witnessed the unnerving fluations of Bitcoin, but few actually understand the underlying blockchain technology that enables crypto currencies.
In a new five-episode PodcastOne series called CRYPTONOMICS, futurist Mark Pesce aims to demystify blockchain and shed light on the emerging economics of “crypto” — hence the name CYPTONOMICS. Listeners will learn the basics of the blockchain, the fundamentals of the Bitcoin bonanza and how money will work in the 21st century.
Anyone who knows Mark Pesce, and who is familiar with his frequently hyperbolic observations about technology’s next-big-thing, will know that CYPTONOMICS is probably worth a listen.
Pesce became a World Wide Web icon in the mid-90’s during Internet 1.0. Among his best known accomplishments was co-authoring the first 3D interface to the web, known as VRML. He was also one of the luminaries featured in Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days that Built the Future of Business, a book that profiled him and other web pioneers including Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape; Kim Polese, the JAVA product manager at Sun Microsystems and the founder of Marimba; and Halsey Minor, founder and CEO of CNET.
Later in his career, Pesce was a judge on the Australian Broadcasting Company’s series, The New Inventors, celebrating Australia’s newest inventions. He also has hosted several podcasts, including This Week in Startups Australia, and The Next Billion Seconds, which won the Best Technical and Scientific Podcast of 2018 at the Australian Podcast Awards.
In commenting on his new podcast, CYPTONOMICS, Pesce noted, “It’s vitally important for everyone – not just bankers and techies – to understand this new world of finance, investing and money. CRYPTONOMICS gives listeners the tools they need to understand this new world.”
Blockchain has expanded far beyond cryptocurrency into virtually every industry, including agriculture, ecommerce, and energy, and it is finding its way into every aspect of our daily lives. Examples of its diverse applications include “smart contracts,” which blend computer code with ordinary agreements like leases and purchasing orders, and other contracts that depend on security and confidentiality. Anyone who knows Mark Pesce, and who is familiar with his frequently hyperbolic observations about technology’s next-big-thing, will know that CYPTONOMICS is probably worth a listen.
Learn all about these in CRYPTONOMICS, which is available to download on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne App, or Apple iTunes Podcasts.