Cryptocurrency for Newbies: The Evolution of Money

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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.

Click here to order a copy of Ryan’s book, Cryptocurrency for Newbies.

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The What NOW Conference
December 29 - January 1

Welcome to the era of disruption.

It seems clear we are heading into one of the most disruptive periods of human history the world has ever known. And even now, what we currently see is just a hint of the incredibly disruptive forces that are waiting just behind the curtain — automation, genetics, artificial intelligence, etc. — ready to descend upon our civilization and force us to discover new strategies of coexistence.

But of course, in these times of rampant disruption there is also newfound opportunity for fresh ideas to emerge, to replace outmoded ideas that are generating an enormous amount of evolutionary friction, and to begin reshaping our notions of the world, our work, and our shared future.

This is why we are holding our What Now conference this New Year — to help you navigate and explore the era of massive worldwide disruption that we now find ourselves in, and to discover the inner resiliency and adaptability we need — not only to survive this breakneck era of transformation, but to thrive and actively participate in its unfolding.

Ryan Oelke

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.

Jeff Salzman

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.

Corey deVos

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 He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.


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