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.