The Starting Block

The Starting Block 

Episode 1
Why would anyone give up a job on Wall Street to come back to Singapore to work in a sector as untested as blockchain?

In this first episode of The Starting Block with Teymoor Nabili, Randeep Singh Melhi COO Blockshine, explains why this new technology is so compelling, and why companies should forget the furore surrounding bitcoin and focus on understanding how blockchain is changing the operating landscape across multiple industries.


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Episode 2
A recent global study by  consultants PWC was unequivocal in its conclusion: Blockchain is fundamentally altering the business landscape.

Entitled "Blockchain is here. What’s your next move?" the report says that 84% of respondents are already actively involved with blockchain, and that CEOs have woken up to the fact that distributed ledger technology and digital tokens are rewiring commerce.

Listen as PwC Singapore's head of Digital Business & Risk Assurance Greg Unsworth explains why the firm is so positive on the new technology.


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Episode 3
Singapore's "open electricity market" initiative has given consumers unprecedented control over managing their power consumption and payment. But did you know that you will soon be able to buy energy from sustainable suppliers, and pay for it on a blockchain platform?

Electrify.sg is a Singapore startup that's bringing a blockchain solution into an industry that touches everybody's lives. Company co-founder Martin Lim is this week's guest on The Starting Block.


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Episode 4
Bolt is a Singapore startup that distributes video news and entertainment content via smartphone to underserved users in developing countries. Co-founder Cristel Quek talks here about how the company uses blockchain technology to make payment transactions cheap and efficient, allowing users to pay small sums for specific content rather than having to make large subscription commitments.


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Episode 5
The recent crash in the price of cryptocurrencies has raised serious questions about the viability of the new blockchain-based technologies. But what if blockchain could be separated from the basic crypto model, and used to develop more serious, and less volatile, trading and investment opportunities?

Singapore startup 1x Exchange, a partnership between the Singapore Exchange, local venture investor CapBridge and global blockchain firm Consensys, is developing just such a product.

Vinay Mohan, managing director of Consensys APAC, explains how a new exchange platform, and token framework, might make crypto investing in the future much more stable and much more accessible to investors.


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Episode 6
Blockchain has been called the most significant new technology since the internet itself, but it's not the only meaningful new technology re-shaping the business landscape.

Artificial intelligence is already being implemented in multiple use cases, and 5G cellular technology is expected to give a significant boost to the deployment of the so-called "internet of things".

In this final episode in the series, Steve Leonard, Founder and CEO of SG Innovate, talks about how blockchain fits into the broader universe of transformative technologies.


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