Introducing BlockShots Podcast - Blockchain Simplified!

When I started working in the blockchain space, back in mid-2017, I was pretty new to the concepts and the ecosystem. I am one of those who have come into the blockchain space from a software engineering background and not from a token/bitcoin investor background. Coming from this background has certainly helped me in understanding the core technical side of blockchain and how it helps with solving some of the major issues with centralization.

Issues with learning Blockchain concepts

Initially, when I was learning about blockchain concepts and searched for material online it was pretty confusing. It was either too philosophical (blockchain would change the world stuff), or too deeply technical (why ProgPoW is good/bad) or too focussed on FinTech/Token stuff (exchanges/wallets/tokens/ICOs). There were very few articles or blogs or proper sources for learning core blockchain concepts like consensus, finality, blocks, etc. in simple and easy-to-understand language.

It took me almost a year to get these basics right in my head.

Why a new Blockchain podcast?

Fast forward to winter 2019 - I was in my hometown in India for vacation. One fine evening, one of my childhood friends (having an IT background) asked what I was working on. I answered Blockchain. Instead of asking which ICO or token he should invest in, he asked me what blockchain is, how it works, and what problems it solves. I tried to explain some of the basic blockchain concepts, in the most simple language possible, and he just got it. That’s when the idea of creating a podcast about blockchain concepts came to my mind. I thought of helping people understand blockchain concepts in 5 minutes, the same concepts which took me months to understand.

A few months later, fully bored of being at home during the Easter weekend, I thought of finally starting on the podcast. I recorded the first episode and sent it to a few friends for feedback. They suggested some changes in the tone and pace, and I finally got it almost right after a few re-recordings of the first couple of episodes. (Tip: Setting up the mic for a standing position helped with the tone, pace and overall confidence.) And then I finally published the first episode on May 21st, 2020. Yay!

Podcast for Beginners

BlockShots is your guide to demystifying the world of blockchain in a clear and approachable way. We’re here to make blockchain concepts easy to understand, without the hype or jargon. Whether you’re a crypto enthusiast or just starting out, our goal is to provide you with a solid foundation in blockchain technology. BlockShots is your trusted source for blockchain education in a down-to-earth, no-nonsense style. Tune in, learn, and navigate the world of blockchain with confidence.

Episodes are published weekly on Mondays.

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