The Data Standard

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Ready Player One
In this podcast, we cover:- A quick intro to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency- How this relates to virtual worlds and digital economies

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Data Standard, Darren Kaplan meets up with Nic Meliones to discuss the importance of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, and to work out how accurate the movie Ready Player One is about the future. 

Bitcoin and Blockchain are heavily intertwined, and together they’ve created a hype that shows no signs of slowing down. Many businesses are attempting to leverage these technologies and reap their benefits. So, the big question of the day is whether Bitcoin and Blockchain are making private companies more dangerous and bringing us closer to the reality of Ready Player One. 

Is the Oasis from the movie something we might expect to encounter in the near future? Does the lack of a centralized institution pose a threat to individuals attempting to attain digital assets? Tune in with Darren and Nic as they discuss these and other burning questions. 

Meet The Host

Darren Kaplan

Co-Founder & Board Member of HiQ Labs

Darren Kaplan is 2x Founder and recognized as one of the Top 20 Data Science Influencers in 2020. Darren is the co-creator of The Data Standard, the premier networking user-community for data-science, data engineers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts.

Meet The Guest

Nic Meliones

Co-Founder and CEO at BitWall

As a former co-founder and CEO of BitWall, Nic was an early adopter of Bitcoin mining. He established BitWall to help online creators monetize their content through virtual currencies. Currently, he’s running Rev to support early-stage startups.