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New Trust Economy

Blockchain is the technology that’s inclusive of people that weren’t included before. It’s a major broadening of reach and access in the way that the internet initially was for people just to be able to communicate. Blockchain lets people invest and do things in terms of money now that they could never do before. In terms of inclusion, it’s become even broader. We’ve got developing countries inclusions and multiple markets that were untouched. We’ve got women in tech and marginalized people and places. We’ve got securitization of assets that totally eradicates things like white lie and prejudice in lending and other big barriers to opportunities for investment.

But what is blockchain and what is cryptocurrency anyway? Go back to the basics with hosts Monika Proffitt and Tracy Hazzard as they provide a perspective for everyone who is new to the crypto and blockchain space on the whole blockchain technology, as well as go deep into issues such as women in tech, gender balance in the workplace, having enough value-based advancement for women in the workforce, innovation applications, applications built on blockchain or crypto, what you had to go through to make it happen, what’s not happening or what’s missing, what’s not working, what it’s like to be at this stage of disruptive technology, what do we do that’s sustainable, how do we find that, why should you invest in it, is it a good investment, and many more.

Monika Proffitt is a social entrepreneur, speaker and writer working at the nexus of fintech, real estate, and social impact. She is the founder of Rise Housing, a real estate company that leverages blockchain technology to create access to equity for everyday investors while bringing liquidity to real estate asset owners. A practicing artist for many years, she formerly served as the Founding Executive Director of Starry Night Programs, providing a creative retreat center for artists and writers, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Through this company, she was able to bring over a million dollars in investment to the economically depressed region of Sierra County, New Mexico. Monika has spoken at numerous universities and conferences in the US, Europe and Asia on topics ranging from sustainable business and social impact, to blockchain for social good, to the value of cultural capital in the appreciation of real estate. She has exhibited the artwork of hundreds of emerging artists, as well as her own, at international art fairs including Art Basel Miami, the Venice Biennale, Worldwide Los Angeles, and Frieze New York. Her new book, Blockchain 101: Fundamentals of a New Economy, is now available on Amazon.

Tracy Hazzard is a brand and product strategist for Hazz Design, and has ghost-designed, sourced, and launched 250+ consumer products generating more than $2 billion at ecommerce and mass market retailers. For over 25 years, she has worked with design-leading brands like Martha Stewart Living and Herman Miller to out-design, out-source, and out-profit the competition. Tracy is the co-inventor of 37 patents that have helped her clients get acquired and achieve high asset valuations. In addition to being an innovation columnist for Inc., she has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wired, and CNN Money. Tracy co-hosts the podcasts Product Launch Hazzards, Feed Your Brand, and WTFFF?! 3D Printing: The 3D Start Point for disruptive technology.

You don’t have to necessarily turn a blind eye to the system anymore. You can learn and understand from the experts as Monika and Tracy shed light on everything blockchain and crypto and what it is all about.

There can be a lot of social impact that can come from blockchain. It can be used for financial management, local election, managing businesses, smart contracts, and so on. It pushes accountability and combat fraud. Tracy and Monica talk about...
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We are going past the digital age. The age has become smarter where digital things have been made smart, such as smart TVs, smart phones, smart watches and all. Fascinatingly, we are now crossing to a new age where technology...
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A whole lot of people are seeking knowledge around this blockchain. Tracy and Monica talk about business plan models for blockchain. Learn more about blockchain as they delve into the technology and all its complication and uses. Learn how you...
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The world of cryptocurrency is undeniably one that is hard to crack. When we think about it, we immediately think of Bitcoin and the frenzy around its value. Proving how cryptocurrency is far more beyond that, CEO of QuantmRE Matthew...
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Tracy Hazzard and Monika Proffitt join together to talk about the two interviews they had with the founders and CMO of QuantmRE, John Livesay and Matthew Sullivan. They dish out the topics they explored from the blockchain, real estate, and...
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Most tech people are not good storytellers. They get caught up in the weeds of how something works as opposed to who it helps and what problem it solves, and that continues to be the core problem in anything. Blockchain...
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Technology has changed so much of our transactions that we now have the capacity to run bank-less with the concept offered to us by the world of cryptocurrency. Formerly of BitMEX and PayPal, Lisa Loud talks about the things she...
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Why is getting ICO funding so hard? Tracy and Monica take on this hot subject that has been weighing on a lot of people. They discuss why they think the whole ICO investment and monetization models are broken. Weigh the...
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The blockchain technology is extremely complex and it's overwhelming to most people. It helps to have that background and to explain it to an audience that is not familiar and does not speak the technical language on a day to...
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This rapidly changing world has made it very crucial for each one of us to have the ability to move forward - whether you’re a musician, an artist, or a businessman. Part of this change is the emerging world of...
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