Trent McConaghy speaks about creating a data economy with Ocean Protocol, token engineering and design, bringing artificial intelligence to the blockchain, how Facebook could tokenize itself to melt into the user community, why AI researchers often miss the most mundane solutions, how we’re moving from nature 1.0 to nature 2.0, smart decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), how DAOs could provide universal basic income (UBI), Estonia’s blockchain initiatives, token engineering, ethics in blockchain technology and engineering, creativity, Berlin as a blockchain hub, and much more.
Trent is the founder of the Ocean Protocol, a decentralized data exchange protocol to unlock data for artificial intelligence. He has a PhD in engineering, where he focused on machine creativity, and he also advises Estonia, Germany and other governments on strategies related to blockchain technology and AI.
Also mentioned in the episode:
The Blockchain and Us newsletter
To stay up to date about what blockchain pioneers, innovators and entrepreneurs from all around the world think about the future of this space, sign up for the
Related Episodes and Posts March 27, 2019 How Cosmos Enables the Internet of Blockchains – Brian Fabian Crain, Co-Founder & CEO Chorus One, Co-Host at Epicenter March 13, 2019 How a Blockchain Venture Studio Works – Mervyn G. Maistry, CEO & Founder, Konfidio and Kintaro Capital March 6, 2019 Why New Technologies Need Sharper Critical Thinking – Andrea Bauer, Founder & Senior Advisor, BEAM Innovation Studio February 27, 2019 Why You Need Digital Identity Before Anything Else – Daniel Gasteiger, Founder & CEO, Procivis January 2, 2019 Just Keep Your Head Down and Build – Jason Goldberg, Founder and CEO of Open Simple Token (OST) December 5, 2018 Blockchain Identity and the Importance of Ethics – Monique Morrow, President and Co-Founder of The Humanized Internet June 25, 2018 From Cryptography to Token Economics – Anish Mohammed, Ontici October 10, 2018 The Antifragility of Cryptoassets – Alexander Bulkin, Co-Founder of CoinFund August 13, 2018 Why Bitcoin is the Hardest Money We Ever Had – Saifedean Ammous, Author of “The Bitcoin Standard” June 20, 2018 The UN, the Pirate Party, and Bitcoin – Alexis Roussel, Co-Founder, Bity July 26, 2018 Marketing Basics for ICOs and Blockchain Projects – John Hargrave, CEO at Mediashower September 12, 2018 Why Healthcare, Finance, Energy, Education, and Government Are Ripe for Disruption – Joey Krug, CIO of Pantera Capital September 19, 2018 Why Education Is the Killer App for Blockchain Technology – Cedric Waldburger, Co-Founder of Dfinity July 23, 2018 How Digital Jurisdictions Help Us Escape 1984 and Take Back Control – Luis Cuende, Co-Founder of Aragon August 20, 2018 Why Cryptoassets Will Soon Be Part of Every Bank’s Business – Niklas Nikolajsen, Founder, Bitcoin Suisse July 13, 2018 How to Tell the Story of Blockchain Technology – Tom Lyons, ConsenSys Research and Advisory July 4, 2018 Putting Insurance on the Blockchain – Paul Meeusen, CEO at B3i July 6, 2018 Science, Academia, and the Blockchain – Roger Wattenhofer, Professor at ETH Zurich June 29, 2018 The Rise of Cryptoassets – Jack Tatar, Author of “Cryptoassets” October 31, 2018 What Blockchains and Linux Have in Common – Phil Zamani, Chairman of AERGO, Co-CEO of Blocko March 15, 2019 Crypto Weekly: 24 Crypto Podcasts with Tips from Industry Experts November 3, 2018 Top Blockchain Podcasts to Follow in 2019, FintechNews August 6, 2018 How Blockchain Technology Redefines Entrepreneurship – Daniel Doll-Steinberg, Atari Token June 13, 2018 Making Bitcoin More User-Friendly – Jonas Schnelli, Bitcoin Core Developer June 18, 2018 The World’s First Bitcoin PhD – Christian Decker, Core Developer at Blockstream November 28, 2018 The Human Story Behind Blockchain Technology – Matthew Allen, Zurich Bureau Chief/Business Reporter at Swissinfo February 20, 2019 Why the Blockchain Space Needs Better Access – Alexis Gauba, Co-Founder she(256), Mechanism Labs March 20, 2019 “Blockchain Is Successful When People Don’t Know They’re Using It” – Johannes Schweifer, Co-Founder & CEO, CoreLedger July 19, 2018 From Dot-Com Entrepreneur to Blockchain Investor and Enabler – Mathias Ruch, Lakeside Partners/CV VC November 14, 2018 Why China Will Be the World’s Largest Token Economy – Tony Tao, Founder of X-Order, Founding Partner at Neo Global Capital January 23, 2019 “This Is What the Blockchain Is and How It Can Change Your Life” – Niloo Ravaei, Head of Education at Blockgeeks January 9, 2019 Can Blockchain Technology Keep Humanity Human? – Anne Connelly, Singularity University December 26, 2018 How Blockchains Could Create Community Consciousness – Toni Lane Casserly, Founder of Cultu.re July 2, 2018 China and the Blockchain – Zhang Ruidong, Academy of Internet Finance at Zhejiang University January 30, 2019 “Crypto Means Cryptography” – Jan Camenisch, Head of Research at Dfinity August 21, 2018 The Blockchain and Us is in the Top 30 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcasts, Listennotes.com July 9, 2018 A New Blockchain Law in Crypto Country Liechtenstein – Thomas Naegele, Naegele Law May 13, 2019 Hackernoon: Five Blockchain Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss (Spoiler: The Blockchain and Us is #1) February 13, 2019 Why Good Content is King in Blockchain PR – David Wachsman, Founder and CEO, Wachsman December 19, 2018 Why Some Blockchain Ideas Can’t Wait – Aparna Krishnan, Co-Founder Mechanism Labs July 9, 2018 The Future is Decentralized, and Why Decision-Making is a “Big, Fuzzy, Hairy, and Messy Thing” – Joe Lubin, Founder, Ethereum August 9, 2018 Why Blockchain Standards Create New Business Models for Companies and Developers – Ron Resnick, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance February 6, 2019 How Skin in the Game Combats Fake News and Leads to Truth – Preethi Kasireddy, Founder and CEO, TruStory August 29, 2018 How Journalists and the Financial Press Stay Objective About Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology – Peter Hody, Editor-in-Chief, Finews July 16, 2018 Analyzing the Price of Bitcoin – Tone Vays June 6, 2018 Blockchain Revolution, Two Years Later – Alex Tapscott, Co-Author “Blockchain Revolution” November 7, 2018 Why Blockchain Technology is Transformative and Irritating – Monty Munford, Mob76 August 2, 2018 A Recap of Zug’s Bitcoin Experiment and How it Energized Switzerland – Dolfi Mueller, Mayor of Zug June 3, 2018 Making Cryptocurrencies Bankable – Mauro Casellini, Head of Blockchain at Bank Frick, Liechtenstein June 8, 2018 The Promise of Blockchain Technology – Rik Willard, Founder, Agentic