Cutting to the chase here: We just launched a podcast!
Introducing the Social Block, the podcast that explores the fascinating intersection of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and society. Now, there are plenty of crypto pods out there, but few seem to be talking about how blockchain technology can be applied to our daily lives. So that’s why we started the Social Block, where we’ll be taking a deep dive into weird and wonderful topics like…
🏡Digital real estate ownership, and many more
⛑️Crypto for humanitarian and charity missions
🍃Blockchain technology and the environment
👰Getting married on chain
📃What blockchain can do for inheritance matters.
All episodes are listed below and ready to watch!
Episode #4: So You Wanna Start a Crypto Reality TV Show?
This time, Magy met with Jett Tang, president of The Hourglass Collective and executive producer of “The Next Crypto Gem” – a brand new reality TV show.
Magy and Jett unraveled the motivation and importance of creating a TV show about crypto, as well as its goal of bringing the industry into the mainstream, breaking harmful stereotypes, and boosting adoption. Jett also reveals some behind-the-scenes stories and hilarious production blips.
“The Next Crypto Gem '' will feature big names in crypto like Brian D. Evans, Layah Heilpern and George Tung and even “Shark Tank”’s Kevin Harrington. The show premieres on September 7 on over 200 platforms, including Amazon Prime.
About Your Host
The Social Block’s host is our very own Magdalena "Magy" Hristova – one of Nexo’s PR Managers and a passionate advocate for the blockchain and crypto industry. Magy’s been in the crypto space since 2019, mixing her curiosity for anything “techy” and her vision for a future where blockchain is seamlessly integrated into our lives with a splash of color from her background in theater.
The Social Block is available on all popular podcast platforms. You can listen and subscribe below:
Our last two episodes have been more financial, and we finally have a not-so-financial pod. The Social Block host Magy converses with Ian Bentley, CEO of WAGMI Games, as they explore our new realities and whether Web3 gaming will take over the (real) world.
Web3 gaming refers to decentralized projects where players have ownership of in-game assets, like a skin for your character or a rare item. Where it differs from more traditional games is the features including transparency, ownership and interoperability, in-game economy, and new monetization methods. Magy and Ian go over the role of NFTs (a “three-letter bad word” according to Ian) in these games, grinding, digital collectible ownership, in-game economies, gaming as a % of global entertainment revenue, and so much more than meets the eye. Sit back, relax, and play the episode. 👆
Episode #2: Will Blockchain Blur Country Borders?
Before you decide that this episode is about starting a new global federation, we'll just say it's actually about cross-border transactions. Magy talks to Esteban Villegas, CEO & Co-founder of Zulu about how blockchain can be handy for remittances, and transferring money internationally fast.
Of course, since it is the Social Block they also talked about how blockchain's potential to transcend borders can help with other aspects of life like getting university degrees verified abroad, tracking international supply chains, and much more.
Episode #1: Who Owns Your Money?
Social Block host Magy Hristova and Shahar Zohar from Fireblocks discuss what blockchain brings to the table when it comes to the delicate balance between personal ownership and institutional custodianship and why money ownership is a spectrum rather than a black-and-white concept.
As always, we’re open to feedback, so if you have any topics you want us to explore, commentary to share, or if you want to be a guest on the podcast, email in at [email protected].
Join us on this unforgettable journey as we navigate the promise and potential of blockchain and crypto, and how they can create a more equitable, empowered society.