PODCAST The Crypto Hustle With Eléonore Blanc: Davos Fangirling, Funding Protocol Developers

TL;DR: The Crypto Hustle With Eléonore Blanc is off and running. Our second episode finds Blanc fresh from her trip to Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum (WEF). She recounts how crypto folks are running parallel conferences and talks, rubbing elbows with the mega-rich and powerful. We also talk about BTC.TOP founder Jiang Zhuoer’s Infrastructure Funding Plan for Bitcoin Cash (IFP) and what it might mean going forward. This episode is available embedded in the article below, and on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherRadio PublicBreakerPocketCastsPodBeanYouTube for Newer EpisodesYouTube Older Episodes, and Overcast

Davos Fangirling, Funding Protocol Developers

Davos, Switzerland is the home to movers and shakers of the world. They’ve been meeting for at least a half-century under the WEF rubric. Swiss native Eléonore Blanc was summoned there by a group looking for a cryptocurrency expert to moderate panels and give talks. It turns out, the crypto community runs a kind of parallel conference during the giant gathering.

She was able to meet a personal hero, whistleblower Brittany Kaiser of Cambridge Analytica fame. Kaiser’s work exposed how private data was repurposed from Facebook users, for example, and how it might’ve impacted elections around the world. Since, she’s participated in online activism called #OwnYourData and even was an integral part of the Netflix documentary, The Great Hack.

Brittany Kaiser (L) with Eléonore Blanc

Blanc was thrilled to meet Kaiser, but was in Davos for work, helping to bridge the gap between public and private blockchains, and attempting to connect businesses to the power of cryptocurrency. Blanc admits they’re not much beyond the token phase, and discusses why that might only be a transition period.

We also talk about the now-infamous Infrastructure Funding Plan for Bitcoin Cash (IFP) and its fallout. Blanc characterizes it as beautiful drama, a necessary part of being in cryptocurrency project important as peer-to-peer electronic cash for the world. The IFP, even with some notable faults or missteps, is an important conversation, one Blanc is happy we’re having.

TIMELINE

01:05 Back from Davos, Switzerland

03:40 Fangirling with Brittany Kaiser

06:15 Crypto among the world’s elite

11:00 Money of govt, corporates, people: Wish tokens

14:00 Infrastructure Funding Plan: beautiful drama

16:00 BCH versus other projects and funding

19:00 Cultural divide between East and West

22:15 The value of debate: conscious miners

24:55 Litecoin piggybacks

LINKS

LISTEN

Naomi BrockwellCONTINUE THE SPICE and check out our piping hot VIDEOS. Our podcast, The CoinSpice Podcast, has amazing guests. Follow CoinSpice on Twitter. Join our Telegram feed to make sure you never miss a post. Drop some BCH at the merch shop — we’ve got some spicy shirts for men and women. Don’t forget to help spread the word about CoinSpice on social media.

DYOR: CoinSpice is your home for just spicy crypto things. We’re not affiliated with any cryptocurrency project or token. Each published piece is intended for information purposes only, not investment advice and not in the hope of impacting speculative markets. There are plenty of trading sites and coin-specific advocacy journals out there, we’re neither. CoinSpice strives for rigorous accuracy in our reporting. Information presented here is contingent usually on a host of factors, and the ecosystem moves fast — prices change, projects change, and at warp speed. Do your own research.