Podcasts about blockchain technology can help the technology be more accessible and better understood.
There are few interviews where the interviewer asks questions that the average person or someone who knows very little about blockchain can understand.
How can podcasters better interview blockchain founders to help people that know very little about the technology understand it and use it?
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger which records transactions between two parties efficiently. This means there’s no need for an intermediary like a bank or government to verifies transactions because every party involved has access to this electronic, secure record. Once stored on the ledger, information cannot be altered without certain conditions being met by all members of the network, making it virtually impossible to hack.
The interview should be targeted at someone that knows very little about blockchain technology.
A good interview would include the following:
– Who are you talking to? What is their background?
– What is the timeline for people to start using blockchain and realize its benefits in their everyday life? – Will we reach a point when everyone has heard of blockchain and understands what it does?
– How do you think blockchain will be improved over time (Ethereum upgrades, forks etc.)?
A good example of this is with Laura Shin’s interview with Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin on Unchained. She asks him some very general questions about what the technology does and how it came to be created. You can listen to that here: https://www.bitcoinmarkets.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/unchained_ep._7_-_vitalik_buterin.mp3
Here is a list of questions that an interviewer should ask if they want to help someone that knows very little about blockchain technology understand it and use it:
– What makes blockchain different from other technologies?
– What does a blockchain look like? How is data stored on a ledger? – If you don’t mind, can you give us a simple explanation of how blockchain works, from beginning to end?
– Why was blockchain developed in 2008 instead of earlier or later, particularly 2008 during the economic crisis with the implementation of smart contracts?
– How will blockchain improve our lives and why now? How will it impact social, political events etc.? Who are some companies that are already using blockchain today? – What bitcoin price predictions do you have for the next 6 months, 3 months 1 year, 5 years?
– What are some issues/investment opportunities still present in the space that you feel strongly about at this point, where people should double check what they are doing?
An interviewer should first and foremost be a good listener. Their questioning should come from a place of genuine curiosity, not from trying to prove some point or being overly confrontational.
Blockchain is still in its early stages. The major price surges have been largely driven by buzz surrounding the platform as well as ignorance about some of the fine details of smart contracts and decentralization.
In order to help some people understand this emerging technology, it is important for interviewers to remove these roadblocks before they can truly begin to understand how blockchain can enhance their lives and make them better off financially.
People do not need a technical explanation but an explanation that includes enough detail without going too deep into coding or computer science jargon.
A simple analogy would be someone that has never used a mobile phone trying to understand how the technology works by watching someone who has it unlock their phone and make a call or send a text message.
In this analogy, the blockchain is the phone. Without knowing what a mobile does, somebody would find it difficult to understand how it works based on watching someone else use one.
There are some excellent resources out there that have been put together by people who have invested in this space and have done extensive research on their own.
However, blockchain podcasting can be challenging because of new developments in the space almost every day. It might be a good idea for podcasters to identify experts from companies working in blockchain but not necessarily founders themselves so they can provide some historical context on certain topics rather than including too many industry insiders who may not know as much about history or background on bitcoin and blockchain technology. This will help make sure that interviews do not get too bogged down in the details.
It is important for podcasters to be conscious about the language they use when interviewing blockchain founders and experts. At this point, there are still many people that find much of the language too difficult to understand because it has not been widely adopted yet (e.g., ICOs ).
Podcasters should consider creating a glossary/terms list that will help listeners who are new to blockchain technology navigate their way through the conversations with blockchain founders more easily.
This will help reduce confusion so there can be no misunderstandings or misrepresentations about what has been said.
While podcasting provides an excellent opportunity to bring awareness, understanding, and adoption of blockchain technology, investors have to watch out for possible scams. Podcasters should consider interviewing blockchain experts that can speak to some of the concerns related to scams.
It is important for podcasters to be clear about who they are, where they are located, and what their biases are (if any). It will help reduce confusion.
Overall, blockchain podcasting can enhance individuals’ financial literacy by helping them understand new opportunities in the space.
Blockchain podcasting could have a positive impact on people’s understanding of blockhain technology so it does not stay exclusively among those with technical knowledge or finance backgrounds.
People without prior knowledge should be able to gain insight into this emerging field with enough explanation/context provided by interviewers.
They may see more ways this technology might improve their lives. The next step will be actionable items that will keep people engaged with blockchain technology.
Blockchain podcasting can help more people engage with blockchain technology by effectively communicating new opportunities to investors of all backgrounds.
It is crucial for podcasters to create podcasts that are educational and do not focus too much on the technical aspects. To make sure there are no misunderstandings, it is best for podcasters to include “experts” rather than founders because they may be able to provide historical context without getting too bogged down in the details regarding blockchain development.
There should be some standardization in terms and definitions so listeners can follow along better.
Going forward, we believe blockchain podcasting could make a positive impact on individuals’ financial literacy by helping them understand how this emerging technology could improve their lives.
This will increase adoption of blockchain technology and help people better understand it.
Podcasters can do this by creating educational podcasts that are not too technical in nature. It is important for podcasters to be clear about who they are, where they are located, and their biases if any so there are no misunderstandings or misrepresentations in the content.
Overall, blockchain podcasting is a new way for investors of all backgrounds to engage with blockchain technology.
– podcasts about blockchain technology can help the technology be more accessible and better understood.
– how can podcast hosts interview blockchain founders in a way that does not get too bogged down in the details so it is easier for listeners who know little about blockchain development to follow along?
– there should be some standardization in terms and definitions so listeners can follow along better.
– blockchain podcasting has the potential to make a positive impact on individual’s financial literacy by helping them understand how this emerging technology could improve their lives. This will increase adoption of blockchain technology and help people better
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