December 2018 Upcoming Guests on OST LIVE: Christian Kameir, Mick Hagen, Aidan Hyman, Mark Bonchek, and Brian Lio

In November, we had yet another great lineup of guests on OST LIVE including Maria “MP” Paula, Glen Hendriks, Brian Krogsgard, and Matthew Liu. We explored insights from Devcon IV, community building in a blockchain-based business, the Bitcoin Cash hard fork, and creating sharing economies without intermediaries. We released 11 episodes in November, generating more than 13,347 watch minutes on YouTube.

We’re excited to announce our remaining guests for 2018!

Our December 2018 lineup includes venture capitalist Christian Kameir, serial entrepreneur Mick Hagen, open source advocate Aidan Hyman, Mark Bonchek, and Brian Lio of Smith + Crown.

  1. 5th December — Christian Kameir, Managing Partner of Sustany Capital
    Christian Kameir has been a tech entrepreneur since the dial-up days. His current focus is tokenization strategies, smart contracts, and virtual asset investing. In 2000, Kameir led the merger of two of the earliest Internet service providers as general counsel for Nikoma, today part of the largest European ISP. Kameir is an official member of Forbes Finance Council and a seasoned public speaker on topics ranging from high-tech investing to blockchain technologies. Kameir will discuss the capabilities of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the latest ERC-1155 standard, and tokenizing real-world assets.
  2. 12th December — Mick Hagen, CEO of Mainframe
    Mick is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor in the startup ecosystem. After dropping out of Princeton University’s computer science program, he founded Zinch (acquired by Chegg), an ed-tech company connecting students globally with opportunities in higher education. He is currently the CEO of Mainframe, a new decentralized messaging protocol focused on productivity. Hagen will talk about building decentralized applications resistant to censorship, surveillance, and disruption.
  3. 17th December — Aidan Hyman, Co-Founder & CEO of ChainSafe Systems
    Aidan Hyman is an enthusiastic advocate for open source projects and a Certified Scrum Master. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of ChainSafe Systems, a team of developers focused on future-proofing digital systems using blockchain technology. Hyman manages several open source projects, including Görli Testnet, a cross-client, Proof of Authority testnet for Ethereum developers. Hyman will discuss all things Görli and the challenges of building a consistently available, highly reliable testnet that is usable across all client implementations.
  4. 17th December — Mark Bonchek, CEO of Shift Thinking
    Shift Thinking is a mindset for success in the digital age embraced by a growing community of leaders and organizations. Bonchek is a Harvard Business Review contributor and has published articles on branding and branded currencies. He is also a faculty member of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank that offers educational programs and a business incubator. Bonchek will discuss branded currencies, building token economies, and the future of brand loyalty.
  5. 19th December — Brian Lio, CEO of Smith + Crown
    Brian Lio is an entrepreneur with a consistent record of leading diverse teams to quickly take projects from vision to successful execution. He is currently CEO of Smith + Crown, a research and consulting group focused on providing insight, analysis, and data across the breadth of technologies, projects, organizations, and trends within the blockchain and cryptofinancial industries. Lio will share insights from the Chamber of Digital Commerce Token Alliance and current trends in blockchain-based projects.

People of OST

For “People of OST,” we will feature business development manager Marina Antonova, lead software engineer Kedar Chandrayan, and lead user-experience designer Prineel Bandellu. People of OST is a weekly segment in which we sit one-on-one with an OST team member to learn about what happens behind the scenes, getting to know the individuals behind the OST project. Check out our latest interview with Drew Brownell, OST’s director of financial planning & analysis.

What topics interests you most?

Let us know the blockchain and cryptocurrency topics you’d like to see discussed on OST LIVE. We’ll keep them in mind when scheduling future guests. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch live and meet community members in the live chat. You can also find OST LIVE on your favorite podcast app, including: iTunes, Alexa, Spotify, CastBox, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, PodBean, Overcast, and Player FM.


About OST

OST blockchain infrastructure empowers new economies for mainstream businesses and emerging DApps. OST leads development of the OpenST Protocol, a framework for tokenizing businesses. In September 2018 OST introduced the OpenST Mosaic Protocol for running meta-blockchains to scale Ethereum applications to billions of users. OST KIT is a full-stack suite of developer tools, APIs, and SDKs for managing blockchain economies. OST partners reach more than 300 million users. OST has offices in Berlin, New York, Hong Kong, and Pune. OST is backed by leading institutional equity investors including Tencent, Greycroft, Vectr Ventures, and 500 Startups.