Archives of Interviews

Blockchain Interoperability: Interview with Dave Gorman, IBM

This week on Chain Reaction we had a chat with Dave Gorman, Global Blockchain Labs Enablement at IBM. We discussed the need for greater interoperability, simplification and ease of use in blockchain technology, and why blockchain might make dodgy spinach a thing of the past: IBM has been pioneering a number of projects in the […]

Blockchain Convergence – Lawrence Lundy, Outlier Ventures

An Interview with Lawrence Lundy, Outlier Ventures – “The structure of the traditional firm is being turned on its head by convergence and new Blockchain-based ventures” Hi Lawrence – Can you start by telling us a bit about Outlier Ventures and what you do? Outlier Ventures began 4 years ago as Europe’s first blockchain venture […]

“If charities dismiss, fail to engage with, or underestimate the pace of technological change that is happening…society will miss out on a lot of new opportunities to do good” – Rhodri Davies, Head of Giving Thought, CAF

Hi Rhodri – In your capacity as Head of CAF’s in-house think tank Giving Thought, you have written a number of papers and blogs about Blockchain and charitable giving. How did your interest in the topic come about and why should charities care about something like blockchain technology? My interest in Blockchain came about slightly […]

“Up to 30% of humanitarian funding is lost to fraud and corruption. Blockchain makes that philanthropy funding chain more efficient and transparent, achieving greater social impact” – An interview with Ben Joakim, Disberse

“Hi Ben – Welcome to Chain Reaction’s interview series. So, most people would not necessarily associate Blockchain with philanthropy but rather with banking or financial firms. How did the idea of Disberse using Blockchain for charitable purposes come about? My background is in international development, overlapping with social enterprise and the third sector. I’ve run […]
Micah Winkelspecht - Gem

“Blockchain technology represents an infrastructural change that will transform how some very large organisations work” – An interview with Micah Winkelspecht, Gem

Today we are talking about healthcare transformation, data and regulation with Micah Winkelspecht, CEO & Founder of Gem, ahead of a presentation later today which is being hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce in conjunction with the Congressional Blockchain Caucus: Hi Micah – Welcome to Chain Reaction. So, blockchain technology is perhaps not the easiest thing […]

People really just want to know “what can Blockchain do for me?” – An interview with Meltem Demirors

For this week’s thought leader interview, Chain Reaction was delighted to catch up with Meltem Demirors, Director of Development at Digital Currency Group to talk about ‘magical thinking’, women in tech, bitcoin scaling debates and industrial transformation: “Hi Meltem – You spend quite a bit of your time speaking to total newcomers about bitcoin and blockchain technology. How […]

‘Blockchain will be useful, but it won’t cure cancer’: An Interview with Nick Williamson, CEO and Founder, Credits

Nick Williamson is the CEO & Founder of Credits, a Blockchain infrastructure provider building secure and scalable blockchains that will transform the way the world interacts. Unblocked caught up with Nick recently for the very first in our series of Blockchain profile interviews with leading innovators and educators in the field: If you had to explain it […]

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