All posts of Helen Disney

Unblocking the Creative Industries

In preparation for our ‘Creatives: Unblocked’ conference on 29 June in London we’re examining six ways blockchain will revolutionise the creative industries. We are living in the age of the creative. Countries around the world are shifting towards a knowledge economy, where the quantity, quality and accessibility of information are of central importance. At the heart […]
Francois Sonnet

Time for Renewable Blockchains? – François Sonnet, Advisor to SolarCoin Foundation with ElectriCChain

François Sonnet is Blockchain Advisor to the SolarCoin Foundation and Co-founder of ElectriCChain. He is an expert in Renewable Energy Business Development, having co-founded Belgium’s N°1 award-winning solar installer – SunSwitch SA. What does Blockchain and distributed ledger technology have to do with the environment? How is it going to change the world? First of all, it is […]
JoJo Hubbard

Blockchain Energy: Interview with Joanna Hubbard, Electron

Joanna Hubbard is COO and Co-Founder of Electron, a London based start-up harnessing blockchain technologies to design more efficient, resilient and flexible systems for the energy sector. What is the most exciting thing about Blockchain technology? How is it going to change the world? If I look at this with my energy hat on, as […]

Healthcare IT needs a dose of medicine – Interview with Vasja Bočko, Iryo

Vasja Bočko is the CEO of Iryo. He was a product lead at 3FS for two years before joining Bitstamp, one of the longest-standing and most respected cryptocurrency exchanges. There he gained a deep understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency-related processes. Vasja strongly believes that blockchain has the potential to revolutionise industries that have traditionally seen […]

Ending workplace harassment: Interview with Juliet Annerino, Reputation Check

Juliet Annerino spoke with us about her mission to fight back against the scandal of workplace harassment in Hollywood – and beyond – using blockchain. In addition to founding Reputation Check, Juliet is a professional member of the Government Blockchain Association and a founding member of Tech Ladies. How did you first hear about blockchain?  I […]

Blockchaining the NHS? Interview with Stewart Southey

“Blockchain could transform the NHS from a paternalistic organisation with passive patients to one in which everyone has much more choice and control” Dr Stewart Southey is an NHS Consultant Anaesthetist and an Advisor to Medicalchain. He is currently completing an MSc in Digital Currencies which will make him one of a handful doctors in […]
Giselle Frederick, Zingr

Financial Inclusion: Interview with Giselle Frederick, Founder, Zingr

“As a female founder in tech I intend to break down barriers” Hi Giselle – What first got you interested in blockchain technology? I first heard about blockchain in around 2010/2011 via online publications like The Register and Reddit threads on mining as well as just being part of the developer community in general. I got […]

Taking Blockchain to the Next Generation? With hashgraph’s Mance Harmon

This week Chain Reaction caught up with the Co-Founder of hashgraph and Swirlds, Mance Harmon, at the Blockchain World Conference in Bangkok to ask him what hashgraph is all about and how it may potentially fix some of the problems of existing blockchain technologies. There has been quite a bit of online chatter about hashgraph over […]
Marcus O'Dair

Blockchain Music – Marcus O’Dair Interview

Marcus O’Dair is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University in London and convenor of its Blockchain for Creative Industries cluster. What was it that first got you interested in exploring blockchain technology – was it sparked by your musical career, academic interest or a combination of the two? I hadn’t paid much attention to bitcoin, […]

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