Brazil's Thriving Financial Sector: Fintech, Cryptocurrency and CBDC "Real Digital"
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by Ana Paula Picasso
8M ago
* This episode is a repost from my other podcast Emerging Markets Today From unbanked to crypto users, this episode we talked about the thriving financial sector of Brazil! ? I had the pleasure of speaking with Aaron Stanley, the founder of the Brazil Crypto Report. We explored the fintech scene, the cryptocurrency sector, and even Brazil’s new digital currency (CBDC), the Real Digital. Here are a couple of key takeaways from our conversation: Fintech and Cryptocurrency Boom in Brazil: Aaron shared fascinating insights into the rapid growth of the fintech and cryptocurrency ind ..read more
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A bittersweet goodbye to Blockchain Bit podcast...
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
I have some bittersweet news to share. After nearly 5 years of hosting this show, I have decided to end the podcast. I want to thank each and every one of you for listening and supporting the show over the years. It's been an incredible journey and I have learned so much from all of the guests and discussions we've had on the show. But after much thought and consideration, I have decided to focus on other projects and ventures. I have another another podcast called Emerging Markets Today, so you can head to emergingmarkets.today to check it out. I want to assure you that this is not the end of ..read more
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Blockchain & AI - Part 2: The Dark Side of AI
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
This is the second (and final) episode of the Blockchain and AI series! And I have 2 special guests from Rapid Innovation,  Jesse Anglen their founder and Hansel Melo their AI expert.  We talked about: The dark side of AI - big corporations ie Google have full power - monopoly advantage The anti-trust regulations (or lack of) in this matter in the US - Google "self regulation". Costs: how to lower costs- it could be solved with blockchain and AI Prompt Engineering: Taking programming to the next level This is an (almost) unedited episode - don't forget to listen to the first part h ..read more
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Blockchain & AI - Part 1: a Match Made in Tech Heaven
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
This is the first episode of the Blockchain and AI series!  And I have 2 special guests from Rapid Innovation,  Jesse Anglen their founder and Hansel Melo their AI expert. We talked about: Blockchain and AI: more than just hype Differences: polar opposites in a certain way - blockchain binary and AI non binary The intersection: PoW - computing power to train AI proving consensus to blockchain This is an (almost) unedited episode - and you can listen to the second part right now here! Rapid Innovation is a Blockchain and Web3 App Development company that help startups and entreprene ..read more
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Real Estate Tokenization - Part 2: The Future
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
This is the second (and final) part of the Real Estate Tokenization series! And I invited 2 special guests to talk about the various aspects of Real Estate Tokenization: Claus Skaaning the co-founder of Danish company Digishares, that provides tokenization services ranging from Real estate to equity and funds and Josh Emison, co-founder of Sans Bank, an alternative lending and investment solution for property owners and everyday investors. In this episode we talked about the different types of real estate tokenization, how tokenization opened opportunities for everyday investors and what they ..read more
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Real Estate Tokenization - Part 1: What's happening now!
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
This is the first part of the Real Estate Tokenization series! And I invited 2 special guests to talk about the various aspects of Real Estate Tokenization: Claus Skaaning the co-founder of Danish company Digishares, that provides tokenization services ranging from Real estate to equity and funds and Josh Emison, co-founder of Sans Bank, an alternative lending and investment solution for property owners and everyday investors. In this episode we talked about how Real Estate Tokenization has become a new hot opportunity for investors, how regulation affects adoption and an overview of what’s ha ..read more
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And I'm back...with new episodes and new format!
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
Hi everyone! It's Ana Paula Picasso here...and I will be back with new episodes and a new format for the podcast! I decided to change things a bit and instead releasing one episode every 2 weeks, I will make mini-series covering different aspects of the Blockchain Technology, and releasing them close together. I have 2 series in the pipeline (coming later in September): One about Blockchain and AI and one about Real Estate Tokenization. So, don't forget to follow this podcast in wherever you are listening to your podcast right now. Blockchain Bit is on Feedspot's list of 50 Best Blockchain Pod ..read more
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A brief update - Summer break ☀️
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
A little update: I'm taking a break and I will be back in September with new episodes - and perhaps a new format for the show. In the meantime, you can still head to my Medium page and check out all my blog posts there anapaulapicasso.com ..read more
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Monetizing Your Own Financial Data and the "DeFi Mullet" with Alan McDonald, founder of Unbanx
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
This episode is about owning our own financial data! I spoke to Alan McDonald, founder of Unbanx, the world's first consumer banking data union.  We talked about why open banking opens new possibilities for using financial data, but we still don't know who owns our financial data and, most importantly, how we could monetize it - how blockchain and DeFi can help with that. Also, we chatted about fintech innovation and what the "DeFi mullet" is: fintech at the front, decentralized finance at the back - Alan did this very "technical diagram" on Twitter here. Blockchain Bit is on Feedspot's l ..read more
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How Crypto Scams are becoming more ingenious with Jesse Anglen, founder of Rapid Innovation
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by Ana Paula Picasso
9M ago
This episode is all about scams! As crypto and NFTs are evolving, so are the scams! To talk about that, I invited Jesse Anglen, founder of Rapid Innovation. He made a YouTube video called "Common Crypto Scams and How to Avoid Them in 2022" that sheds a new light on how scammers are becoming more ingenious. We talked about the "good old-fashioned" exit scams and Ponzi schemes, the recent NFT wash trading wave, bot accounts, gas fee manipulation, and "sacrificing" —  and other creative types of scams. I've learnt that there is no "free lunch" in the crypto world. Rapid Innovation is a Block ..read more
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