Executives from Celsius Network, TD Ameritrade, Asensys, Amberdata, O(1) Labs, RADAR, Luminous Group, and HerCode comprise initial guest line-up for Season 3 of Crypto Token Talk Podcast
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Crypto Token Talk, the 101 podcast featuring thought leaders in crypto and blockchain produced by premiere blockchain-focused communications firm, Melrose PR, kicks off Season 3 with acclaimed thought leaders and executives in the crypto sphere. The initial line-up features:
- Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade
- Michelle Chuang, COO of Asensys
- Tongtong Gong, Co-Founder and COO at Amberdata
- Emre Tekisalp, Head of Business Development at O(1) Labs, the team behind the Coda Protocol
- Shala Burroughs, VP Strategy at RADAR
- Carol R. Van Cleef, CEO Luminous Group
- Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celsius Network
- Nicole Campa and Avalon Barrie, Co-Founders of HerCode
- Heidi Pease, Founder of LA Blockchain Lab
Crypto Token Talk host and CEO of Melrose PR, Kelley Weaver, looks forward to discussing transformational projects as well as the topics that don't receive the coverage in the media that they deserve.
Crypto Token Talk Host Kelley Weaver said, "There are so many blockchain projects running successful testnets, growing their communities, and launching fully-functional dapps right now in 2020, and yet there are far fewer stories reaching the mainstream than in the height of the ICO fervor in 2017. One of the goals of this podcast is to shed light on the un-song tales in blockchain and introduce these world-changing projects to our audience of die-hard blockchain enthusiasts, the crypto-curious, and newbies."
Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade, expressed, "It's inspiring to witness how different folks are contributing to the forward momentum of this ecosystem. At TD Ameritrade, we are obsessed with bringing the power of this new tech and asset class to retail investors and the RIA community. Guided by the voice of the client, we are focused on enabling on-ramps that are user-friendly, compliant and complemented by a rich repository of education and best in class service. We've always been driven by the ethos of bringing Wall Street to Main Street and crypto offers yet another way to bring customer-focused innovation to life."
Michelle Chuang, COO of Asensys, has over 20 years of experience in marketing and customer engagement and has led key initiatives for companies such as Starbucks, Chevron, and Staples Inc. She conveyed, "The media and the general public has gotten impatient with blockchain technology's development. The most commonly-asked question remains, when are we going to reach mainstream adoption? But more so than 'when?' we should be looking at which projects have the technology, talent, and backing to successfully power the decentralized web, regardless of timeline."
Tongtong Gong, Co-Founder and COO at Amberdata, a Blockchain and Digital Asset Data company, said, "When people hear the word 'Crypto,' there is still the general sense of enigma and question. However the undeniable fact is that Bitcoin as a digital commodity has already changed the world of finance. We are witnessing a once in a lifetime paradigm shift that originated from this very community of innovators and 'rebels.' Like Steve Jobs said, 'It's the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.' "
Emre Tekisalp, Head of Business Development at O(1) Labs, the team behind the Coda Protocol, said, "Conversation around new blockchains have revolved primarily around throughput. Only examining a project's potential by transactions per second without accounting for decentralization does a disservice to the crypto community that believes strongly in the values of permissionless access, inclusive consensus, and self-governance. We need to edit the way we are thinking about scalability if we want to design blockchain systems that meet the needs of their users."
Shala Burroughs, VP Strategy at RADAR, articulated, "In the crypto world no one talks about how big companies and enterprises are engaging until it hits the press. Often that press doesn't offer visibility into the progress that has been made behind the scenes. The big secret is that these companies are hiring teams, engaging start ups for consulting, creating partnerships, and building technology. They are not going to sit by and be disrupted - they are ready to go deep."
Carol R. Van Cleef, CEO Luminous Group, looks forward to discussing the stablecoin landscape on the podcast. She shared, "Stablecoins are one of the most talked about subjects in crypto today, but they are also possibly one of the least understood facets of the industry. This is due, in part, to the fact that the term 'stablecoin' encompasses many different flavors of stablecoins, many of which share little in common with others. When it comes down to it, you cannot look at all of them in the same way."
Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celsius Network, stated, "The crypto sector needs to start talking about how we're going to actually spur mainstream adoption. Our view at Celsius Network is that interest income will bring the next 100 million people from all over the world into crypto. Once a critical mass of people realizes they can earn far better yield on their stable coins (Crypto dollars) than on their digital Bank dollars, the shift from fiat to digital currencies will rapidly accelerate."
Nicole Campa, Co-Founder of HerCode, said "It's exciting to see the blockchain education space really start to come to life alongside the blockchain industry as a whole. Some top universities are implementing blockchain courses into their curriculum now instead of just having a foundational course and nothing more. Since LinkedIn called blockchain the #1 hard skill of 2020, we believe the education space will have to follow in shaping how they set students up for success for blockchain related jobs in various career paths, not just those that focus solely on STEM. We're excited to be part of blockchain education initiatives that focus on diversity and look forward to seeing this part of the industry grow."
For cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to achieve mass adoption, continued conversation and collaboration is key. Crypto Token Talk aims to do its part to shed light on the projects and ideas paving the way to a future powered by blockchain systems.
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About Crypto Token Talk
Crypto Token Talk is a newbie friendly podcast focused on innovations in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency hosted by Kelley Weaver, CEO of Melrose PR. Each episode features an interview with an industry insider, expert, or project founder. Guests discuss everything from their journey into crypto to best use cases for the technology and predictions for the future. Appealing to newbies and seasoned veterans alike, Crypto Token Talk is an entertaining resource for all things crypto and blockchain.
About Melrose PR
Melrose PR is a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain communications agency based in Los Angeles, CA. At Melrose PR, we make it our responsibility to educate the public about the value of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency through expanding awareness of our clients' incredible projects. By leveraging the best practices in brand strategy, media relationships, content creation, and thought leadership development, we ensure our clients exceed their communications goals.
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