Cryptocurrency can be intimidating.
Even to people with a good understanding of the financial markets or technology, wrapping their heads around blockchain can be a challenge.
I sat down on the latest episode of the CoinJournal podcast with someone who can be described as a “crypto academic”, who aims to bridge that gap for people.
Omid Malekan lectures at Columbia University, and has also written several books, the latest of which has just been released, called “Re-Architecting Trust: The Curse of History and the Crypto Cure for Money, Markets, and Platforms”.
Our discussion meandered around a whole bunch of topics, but the theme was what Omid tries to do best: educate people about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, which is more challenging than it sounds.
I enjoyed this one!
For more on Omid, see our article on CoinJournal here
Omid’s new book can be bought here, titled “Re-Architecting Trust: The Curse of History and the Crypto Cure for Money, Markets, and Platforms”. It digs into the “why” of crypto more so than the “what” – but if you want the latter, he’s got you covered too. Check him out here.