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Episode 62: Detecting Volcanic Eruptions Through Cryptocurrency Funding [Podcast]

  • 1 April 2019
  • Blockchain Disruption

If tasked with reviving a completely broken crypto token, where would you start?

Jason “BitBender” Brink took on this challenge when he became director for, a cryptocurrency with a focus on geothermal research and development. Through strategic partnerships with universities in Asia, Brink has brought renewed purpose to Vulcano, once a defunct, over-leveraged high-staking coin.

This episode sheds light on one of the rare live platforms that merges cryptocurrency and environmental research.

About Jason: Jason Brink has been an entrepreneur since 2007, and has been heavily involved in foreign aid initiatives. In 2014, Jason submitted a paper on how blockchain technology could solve the problems endemic to foreign aid to the Global and Development Network competition sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He won the competition and soon realized his passion for exploring how blockchain can be used to fix broken projects by managing solid communities.

Jason has been an advisor to many blockchain projects, including Redcoin, Verge and XP Coin. He has consulted for PTT Public Company Limited – Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company, IVETA (International Vocational Education and Training Association) and KBank – One of Thailand’s most tech-forward banks.

Jason is presently the Project Director, for Vulcano ($VULC), a Proof-of-Stake and Masternode-based cryptocurrency with a focus on geothermal research and development.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to resurrect a failed crypto token.
  • How cryptocurrency can fund research in exchange for intellectual property.
  • Why blockchain and cryptocurrencies is not a zero-sum game.

Resources mentioned:


Twitter: @VulcanoCoin

Jason Brink’s Twitter: @BitBenderBrink

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