A little over two years ago, I made one of my first bitcoin purchases. I didn’t know much about the cryptocurrency or blockchain space, but the little I did know fascinated me. Owning the actual coin, meant that I had skin in the game and experienced the market shifts/frenzy (yes, the highs and the lows).

Many people are sceptical about the possibilities that blockchain offers.  In part, I think this is due to the lack of knowledge about the space and the confusion people create when assuming that Bitcoin and Blockchain are the same thing. In short blockchain is the technology that enables cryptocurrency and bitcoin is one of the better know currencies. If you want to learn more you can read this article.

Having skin in the game and owning various crypto currencies has meant that I have learnt a lot in a relatively short space of time. There is still so much to learn though. The problems that this tech can solve, the speed of execution and the innovation are just few of the reasons why I think we should pay more attention to the developments occurring in this space. Blockchain and its future development excites me, because it challenges existing regulation and offers a higher transaction efficiency.

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the future and what it will look like. In our day to day lives it easy for us to get caught up in the doing and not make time to think about where we are going or what the future will look like. This has been one of my biggest learnings over the last little while and I am consciously trying to ask more questions about our future. While daunting at times, it’s exciting to be in a space where I can have these thoughts.

This week’s podcast feature insights into the blockchain world and the future of finance with the Mission Daily team; a look into the story behind Cards Against Humanity (“a party game for horrible people”) with Christopher Lockhead; a thought-provoking session with Seth Godin where he chats about the role of good management using the example of  Aravind; and an interview with Dr William Mapham, founder and Chief Executive of Vula Mobile, a piece of tech that is changing our health care system.