Daisy Ozim on Blockchain for Social Justice

In this episode of Blockteq Talk, Daisy Ozim, the director of the Blockchain for Social Justice Collaborative talks about the work B4SJ does, how blockchains can help marginalized communities, the future of social impact projects on the blockchain, and much more!

To follow Daisy and the work that Blockchain for Social Justice is doing, check out these links:

Blockchain for Social Justice Website

Daisy on Linkedin

To ask a question, simply fill out this form.

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David Earl Cat Token

We are tokenizing the company cat!

Blockteq’s official crypto-kitty

The title says it all folks! We are going to tokenize David Earl Cat. Because he is a super rare, cute, 3-year-old cat, we will release 3,000,000 tokens to start and then an additional million for every year of his life. To receive 10,000 free David Earl Cat Tokens ($DECT) simply fill out the contact form below with “DECT” as the subject with a compliment about this majestic beast and your Etheruem address as the body. We will send you your free $DECT tokens when they are ready!
If you don’t have an Ethereum address but still want to claim your David Earl Cat tokens, fear not! To set up an Ethereum wallet for your computer, you can follow our instructions on how to do that here, to set up one for your phone, follow these instructions.
Each $DECT will be worth a proportional value of his cuteness and because of his eventual inevitable passing, $DECT is a deflationary token! Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!!
Thanks to u/Heringsalat100 for the idea. For their role in the project they get .1 of the initial circulating supply, that’s a whopping 300,000 $DECT!!!

Harrison Perl of C4Coin on How C4Coin is the World’s First Carbon Negative Blockchain

In this episode of Blockteq Talk Harrison Perl, the co-founder and CEO of C4Coin explains how C4Coin is using a blockchain to create a transparent and accountable carbon credit ecosystem. He also explains how C4Coin’s unique Proof of Burn consensus algorithm makes C4Coin the world’s first carbon-negative blockchain, why he believes people will choose to use the C4 network over other networks, how climate change is a social issue, and much more. In addition to Harrison’s rich explanation of C4Coin, he goes into why he is passionate about his work and makes a special announcement!

For more information on consensus algorithms, check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3EFi_POhps

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How PodCrypt will Change the Way that Podcasts are Consumed, Created, and Monetized with Creator Jordan Last.

In this episode of Blockteq Talk Jordan Last, the visionary behind PodCrypt comes on to talk about his idea. Jordan covers how PodCrypt will work, what he envisions its future to be, and how it has the potential to make a big splash in the podcasting market. In addition to detailing PodCrypt, Jordan offers great insight into blockchains and Ethereum in general. Great for blockchain beginners and experts alike, this is a can’t miss episode of Blockteq Talk!

If you are interested in showing your support for PodCrypt by joining the telegram group, you can do that by following this link!

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How Seedom Helps Non-Profits Raise Money on the Ethereum Blockchain Using a Decentralized Game with Co-Founders Alex Groleau and Kyle Graden.

In this episode of Blockteq Talk, Alex Groleau and Kyle Graden, two of the Co-Founders of Seedom, a decentralized FUNdraising game built on Ethereum drop serious blockchain knowledge! They discuss their application, Seedom, what it takes for a non-profit to be on-boarded in the blockchain space, the state of Ethereum today, altruism on the blockchain and so much more!

As promised, here is a short list of terms covered in this episode that may be slightly confusing. If you are confused about a term that is not on this list, send us a message here and we will add it!

To play seedom visit seedom.io, they can be found on twitter @seedom_io, and instagram @seedom.io.

For information on how to obtain ether to play seedom, check out our tutorial on it here. And for information on how to configure Metamask, the in-browser wallet required to play, check out our turorial on it here.

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How Votem Makes Elections More Accessible, Trustworthy, and Transparent by Using a Blockchain

In this episode of Blockteq Talk, Jeff Stern of Votem explains the work that Votem does and how they help make elections more accessible, trustworthy and secure by using a blockchain. Jeff also details the problems that exist within the existing voting system, why Votem and blockchain voting is well suited to solve these problems, the difficulties Votem faces, how Votem stands out from other mobile voting platforms, Votem’s open source “Proof of Vote” blockchain system, and much more.

As promised, here are links to definitions of some of the confusing technical terms used within this episode. If you are unsure about anything that is not listed here, you can ask any question you may have here.

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Tavonia Evans of Guap Coin Talks $GUAP and how Cryptocurrency Can Help Oppressed Communities Recapture their Power

In this episode of Blockteq Talk Tavonia Evans, the founder and CEO of Guap Coin enlightens us on how Guap Coin is creating change within her community. She covers some of the basics of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and the potential she sees in them to create better systems. Later, she goes on to talk about her cryptocurrency Guap Coin and the specifics of what they are doing to empower their community.

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Welcome to Blockteq!

Hello there! If you are reading this, you are probably among the many who are curious, confused and maybe even optimistic about blockchains and cryptocurrency. Regardless of what brought you here though, we are thrilled that you made it and we are excited to be journeying down the proverbial “blockchain rabbit hole” with you. Before we get started though, we think some introductions are in order.

We are Blockteq and our organizational goal is to provide equal access to unbiased information on blockchain technology. The foundational belief held by Blockteq is that blockchain technology can be used as a powerful tool to create new and more socially equitable systems. Our perspective is that existing financial, political, and social systems are not serving the needs of the majority of the population, but instead, they serve the needs of an elite few. We don’t think that this is because these systems are malicious by nature, but rather that this is because the foundations that these systems are built on preventing equitable access, and that these flawed foundations lead to inevitably flawed systems. Blockteq believes that by using a blockchain as a new foundation, many of these systems can be reconstructed to serve everyone rather than just a few privileged people.

The name “Blockteq” is a combination of the words “blocktech” (a common shorthand for blockchain technology) and “equity” and was chosen to represent why we are so passionate about this technology. The core belief that blockchain technology can be a powerful tool to build more socially equitable systems has spurred our mission of providing free and equitable access to information on the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. This type of practical, unbiased information is something we feel that the blockchain space is lacking and is the void that we aim to fill.

Today the world of blockchains and cryptocurrency feels like an exclusive club for computer geeks and people who work in finance. We believe that this is because most of the information on these topics is loaded with unnecessarily complicated jargon that leaves people feeling confused and left out, rather than informed and included. This isn’t because blockchains and cryptocurrency are actually all that hard to use or understand, but because many of the people who make up today’s blockchain ecosystem are also participants in existing systems where confusing and inaccessible information has placed them in positions of power. These people are interested in making blockchains seem way more complicated than they truly are in order to maintain their own power within this new system. Blockteq is here to help ensure that this doesn’t happen.

If blockchains are going to help lay the foundation for new systems, which are truly more equitable and inclusive, then information on blockchain technology has to be provided in a similar manner. Because of this, Blockteq.com now exists as an educational resource to explain blockchain technology as it relates to normal technology users, not just for people who work in tech and finance. So, if you have ever been curious about cryptocurrency, but felt discouraged by some of the existing resources on the topic, we understand your lack of interest and we strive to be a different type of resource. If you want to finally understand blockchains and cryptocurrencies as they relate to you, you’re in the right spot and we hope you will stick around and learn with us.

On blockteq.com you can find a wide array of information about blockchains and cryptocurrency. For practical tutorials on how to buy/sell/store cryptocurrency, look no further than our how-to series. If your curiosity leans more toward understanding how blockchains work and what purpose they serve, check out our in-depth written guide to blockchains and cryptoassets or our video series covering the same topics. For more general information about what’s what within the blockchain ecosystem, you can check out our blog series.

If there are any aspects of blockchains or cryptoassets you feel as if we are not touching on, leave us a comment or send us a message, and we will do our best to cover it. Our commitment is to making this information available and digestible to everyone. We can’t accomplish our goals alone, so please keep us informed on how we can provide you with the type of content you need. We are excited to be embarking on a journey to a more socially equitable future full of informed participants. We hope you’ll join us.

Thank you!

-Walton, Founder at Blockteq

What is Blockchain Technology and How is it Useful as a Tool to Create Social Change?

This special introductory episode of Blockteq Talk is geared towards beginners and differs from the standard format of Blockteq Talk because Walton, the usual host, is the guest. During this episode Walton’s mom Jeanine plays the part of guest host and interviews Walton on the basics of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and why Blockteq views them as powerful tools to create social change.

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