Special Guests MaRi Eagar and Manie Eagar
Special guests Manie and MaRi Eagar of Digital Futures, who conducted the first study in Canada that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada, as a global Blockchain and FinTech hub. And who have more associations and accomplishments than can easily be listed in an introduction join host Drew Ogryzek to discuss blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICOs, and their implications to Canadians and the world.
Blockchain Association of Canada Chairman, Manie Eagar, a contrinuting author of The Fintech Book explains that the BAC is a Canada-wide membership or community representation at a provincial and federal level, giving everybody a voice and participation opportunity in the debate on what blockchain is, how it can be applied, on the one-side through engaging with regulators and bankers on how this technology can make a difference. And on the other side, how it could disrupt the way we do business; literally our business models at the very core, if decentralist principles are applied.
MaRi Eagar says that a lot of solutions, and whitepapers for blockchain based solutions are trying to crack the code of how to create decision making in a different way through coding thinking into an algorithm. Some of the questions aiming to be solved bring up old philosophical debates, such as who should be able to vote, and how much weight an individual's vote should have.
Being very interested in how we might be able to achieve deep democracy, MaRi Eager explains that on the whole, we still seem to think that if everyone votes, then everyone will be happy. At the moment, if we have a minority then someone loses. How to deal with a minority vote and really how to be inclusive could be questions answered by blockchain technology.
deCode Hackathon: deCODE invites selected hackers to work alongside company engineers from high-growth tech companies to work on challenging and interesting technical challenges.
ConFoo is a conference for developers that will take place on December 4th-6th at the Sheraton Wall Center.
Events Podcast Presents: Vancouver Tech Events Oct 2 - 4, 2017
MON: OCT 2
- Tech Starters Code Night! (Tech Starters | at Lighthouse Labs | 6:00 pm)
TUE: OCT 3
- TechVancouver Meetup (October 2017) (Tech Vancouver | at BrainStation | 6:00 pm)
WED: OCT 4
- Design Principles with C# & TypeScript examples (.NET User Group of BC | BCIT Downtown Campus | 5:45 pm)
- Creating Strong QA & Development Partnerships: Lessons learned in the real world (yvrTesting | at ACL | 5:30 pm)
The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community.