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Zeena Qureshi

Promoting peace through blockchain: An Interview with Zeena Qureshi, CEO, Ananas

Zeena Qureshi is a young woman with a mission. Last April she became CEO of the Ananas Foundation, a non-profit organisation she co-founded with her brother-in-law, Emad Mostaque, with the aim of promoting peace through technology. Together they are creating a platform which allows every community to map and make accessible its own beliefs. What […]

Healthcare IT needs a dose of medicine – Interview with Vasja Bočko, Iryo

Vasja Bočko is the CEO of Iryo. He was a product lead at 3FS for two years before joining Bitstamp, one of the longest-standing and most respected cryptocurrency exchanges. There he gained a deep understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency-related processes. Vasja strongly believes that blockchain has the potential to revolutionise industries that have traditionally seen […]

Ending workplace harassment: Interview with Juliet Annerino, Reputation Check

Juliet Annerino spoke with us about her mission to fight back against the scandal of workplace harassment in Hollywood – and beyond – using blockchain. In addition to founding Reputation Check, Juliet is a professional member of the Government Blockchain Association and a founding member of Tech Ladies. How did you first hear about blockchain?  I […]

Blockchaining the NHS? Interview with Stewart Southey

“Blockchain could transform the NHS from a paternalistic organisation with passive patients to one in which everyone has much more choice and control” Dr Stewart Southey is an NHS Consultant Anaesthetist and an Advisor to Medicalchain. He is currently completing an MSc in Digital Currencies which will make him one of a handful doctors in […]
Giselle Frederick, Zingr

Financial Inclusion: Interview with Giselle Frederick, Founder, Zingr

“As a female founder in tech I intend to break down barriers” Hi Giselle – What first got you interested in blockchain technology? I first heard about blockchain in around 2010/2011 via online publications like The Register and Reddit threads on mining as well as just being part of the developer community in general. I got […]
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