Blockchain 2025



Blockchain Crowdfunding vs Kickstarter and Venture Capital

The notorious ICO is full of flaws .. but could it be the alpha phase of a crowdfunding revolution?

Matt Aaron & Stuart James

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About the Episode

Crowdfunding emerged after the 2008 financial crisis in response to the difficulties faced by early-stage enterprises attempting to generate marketing traction and funding.

Crowdfunding allows nonprofits, artists, musicians and businesses to form a community of investors and/or fanbase before they launch.

Is blockchain the next level? We have a look at ICOs.

Can we democratize funding for everything?

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About the Hosts

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

A food entrepreneur, he exports exotic fruit from South America to USA.

Stuart James

Stuart is the community lead at decentralized justice protocol Kleros and co-founder of Stroax blockchain consultancy.

He first discovered bitcoin when it was $5 and had the sense to buy in when it was under $40, which felt expensive at the time.

He’s mined Litecoin, Anoncoin and Dash when it was still Darkcoin, and is a 2x BAFTA winning music producer in his native Scotland.

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