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Sam Blackmore: An alternative monetary system

Episode Summary

Sam Blackmore, CEO and co-founder Vimba gives a unique insight into a technology that will change the world

Episode Notes

Sam Blackmore, CEO and co-founder of Vimba (MyCryptoSaver)gives a unique insight into a technology that will change the world!

Sam's not a nut-job - but he's an advocate for a technology that has the power to change the world - Blockchain.

Blockchain had a baby called Bitcoin, right after the Global Financial Crisis in 2007 - it mysteriously came on the scene from a person calling himself 'Satoshi Nakamoto'. Bitcoin is likely the most famous of a group of crypto-currencies that have been birthed amid growing dis-trust in the current global financial system. Many believe that crypto-currency can change the world by enabling people to freely move value directly between each other without having a third party (including a government). Can it really change the world though?

You could focus on the hype, and the fact that if you purchased a bitcoin ages ago you'd be driving a Lambo today, but Sam prefers to focus on the tech. Being a software engineer by trade he first became involved with Bitcoin in 2012 and is also also an avid Linux user and Open Source Software advocate.He founded MyCryptoSaver (then called MyBitcoinSaver) in 2014. He previously co-founded a successful web development company with over 10 staff and before that he built a weather forecasting startup that he sold.

Darcy Ungaro interviewed Sam Blackmore on Bitcoin specifically - this recording was done about 4 months ago and interestingly, the value of Bitcoin has not changed significantly from this time.

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