In this very special episode we take a close look at one of the most exciting and disruptive new technological forces in society: the rise of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. We are joined by our good friend Ryan Oelke, founder of PowerUp Productions and author of a wonderful new book, Cryptocurrency for Newbies — an invaluable resource if you are looking to wrap your head around this dauntingly complex topic.
One thing becomes clear through this discussion: the emergence of blockchain (and similar technologies) represents a radical new evolution of money, and offers far-reaching potentials for renewed optimism, decentralized innovations, post-national solutions, and brand new strategies of self-organization to help us meet the many challenges the 21st century.
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About Ryan Oelke
Ryan Oelke is the author of Cryptocurrency for Newbies, CEO and founder of PowerUp Productions, co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, and meditation teacher and founder of Awakening in Life. Ryan has an MSEd in counseling psychology, he’s a meditation practitioner for 17+ years, integral geek for just as long, an artist, poet, and lover of emergent technology, for transformation, and just for fun.
About Jeff Salzman
Jeff Salzman worked with Ken Wilber for several years in building the Integral Institute. He is a co-founder of Boulder Integral, the first bricks-and-mortar venue dedicated to the development of integral consciousness. These days Jeff provides integrally-inspired commentary on politics and culture on Integral Life and The Daily Evolver.
About Corey deVos
Corey W. deVos is the proverbial "man behind the curtain". He is Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of KenWilber.com. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.