Nov. 12, 2019

040 - Elena Nadolinski (Beanstalk) on Blockchain

040 - Elena Nadolinski (Beanstalk) on Blockchain

This was a great conversation with Elena Nadolinski, who is the CEO and founder of Beanstalk. She is a whiz and super insightful person when it comes to blockchain, crypto, and all the way to remote work. She is also a Pioneer, like many of my other guest


This was a great conversation with Elena Nadolinski, who is the CEO and founder of Beanstalk. She is a whiz and super insightful person when it comes to blockchain, crypto, and all the way to remote work. She is also a Pioneer, like many of my other guests.

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Quick note - You’ll hear a sound in the background for the first third of the video. This will go away in the middle of the recording.

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In this conversation I ask her some of the following questions:

Can you dive into your background?

What is Beanstalk?

What is the difference between Ethereum and Bitcoin?

What are some practical use cases of blockchain and cryptocurrency?

Why does privacy matter in cryptocurrency?

How are you making your own blockchain?

When’s the killer app coming? Why hasn’t it come yet?

What is Libra and will Libra matter in a century?

Is it too early to build on blockchain technology or is it perfect timing

What do you think about when you’re not thinking about Beanstalk?

What is the remote ecosystem missing to help it breakthrough?

If you had $100,000,000 to invest, what areas would you invest in first?

Will investors be more remote-friendly in the future?

What advice do you have for early professionals who want to have a great career?

What tips do you have for someone who wants to start a company but doesn’t know the best step?

Thanks again for tuning in. You can catch Elena on Twitter here. You can find Beanstalk right here. Thank all for tuning in and I’ll see you tomorrow :) And if you haven’t subscribed yet, you know what to to do. 👇 

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