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255: George Goognin: Understanding Blockchain and What It Means For You

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George Goognin is a board member of the Mile Unity Foundation, a global public benefit organization educating governments and enterprises on how to apply blockchain technologies for the real economy. MUF is evangelizing digital technologies to create a fairer global economy that empowers the 4 billion people in the developing world and kickstarts economic growth worldwide.

George launched his first federal scale online-startup in 2008. He has 8 years of experience at large fintech corporations and e-commerce companies, where he focused on automation. He is the co-founder of Karma, a cross-border p2p loans ecosystem, which raised 10 million USD in 2017. He is also vice chairman of the Russian Parliament Blockchain Experts Chamber. In addition, George is a consultant for several governments on blockchain technologies legislation. He has been featured at Bloomberg, CNN, IBM, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and more.

In today’s conversation, George provides a clear, concise explanation of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and where best to apply it. He dispels some common myths about cryptocurrency, and emphasizes the benefits of using blockchain technology in cross-border trading, investments, and large purchases such as artwork and real estate. Where traditional banking infrastructure falls short, blockchain provides a cost-effective and secure solution that will make it easier to transfer goods between countries and continents, offering up a wealth of opportunity for developing nations.

Key Takeaways

  1. Blockchain is a distributed ledger of information that is safe because there are a large number of people who support and maintain a copy of this ledger.
  2. Information inside the ledger is encrypted so it is very expensive and difficult to hack, violate or reverse update the information.
  3. Governments are looking to utilize and legalize the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
  4. Cryptocurrency is not about anonymous transactions; it’s about fast and hassle-free transactions.
  5. Cryptocurrency is a dream for intelligence officers. It is hard to stay anonymous when you use cryptocurrency because it actually produces more transparency.
  6. It will likely take decades for cryptocurrency to replace traditional forms of money.
  7. It is of most interest for cross-border trading, commodity trading, investments or big purchases such as artwork and real estate because the existing financial tools for transferring large sums of money are very limited.

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Jun 19 2019 · 27mins
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60: What Bitcoin to Invest In with George Goognin (Part 2)

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Thinking of investing in Bitcoin? In this episode, George Goognin, founder of his own cryptocurrency called Karma, spills all the beans about cryptocurrency, giving us an honest and practical approach into how and when to invest in cryptocurrency, plus the best uses for it today. He also shares his struggle of promoting his business in a world where the media is so heavily under the influence of the big and powerful corporate companies.

My Guest: George Goognin

George Goognin has a PhD in Math Models and Economy and started the first federal online startup in Russia, which he personally presented to Vladimir Putin in 2009. With eight years of experience in automation at big FinTech firms including Apple, Samsung and Nike, George created the first Blockchain experts chamber in the Russian Parliament. He and his team have been actively participating in creating and editing the legal environment for crypto. He is now working on his own cryptocurrency, Karma, and recently raised $10 million to fund his company.

Pivotal Moments:

Started his own business at the age of nine and was wowed by the experience of raising his own profits. Opened his company ADV web engineering, a software development company. In 2013 was trying to get a bank loan to grow his business but was turned down because of regulations requiring him to provide collateral worth three times the value of the loan. Realized that there was huge potential to provide lending solutions for SMEs, so founded a peer to peer lending company as a side hustle, reaching a turnover of $5 million by 2017. Developed the company from manual to digital, eventually creating his Karma cryptocurrency. George recently raised a $10 million investment to fund his company, and is now working on developing and growing Karma.com

The Advice:

Testing a Business Idea When starting out with a new business idea, it’s totally ok to begin with manual staff and paperwork. Once you have proven that this paperwork and manual process is attracting clients, has an audience who are interested in it and can generate some income, then you can begin to develop some software and an online interface for your clients to use.

Investing in Cryptocurrency

 

Tips for Investors: What’s the deal with cryptocurrency? Is it safe or worthwhile to invest in it? Here are some tips if you are thinking about going into the game: 1. Never get a loan to buy cryptocurrency. Because it’s so unstable, you could easily lose the money and you won’t be able to pay back your loan. 2. How much should you invest in crypto? As much as you would invest in the lottery. Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t.

 

Usage for Cryptocurrency: Currently, the most useful function of cryptocurrencies is managing the huge cross border commodity trade deals and money transfers. Some countries charge huge bank fees for sending money abroad, and in some cases the tarrifs can be more than paying income tax, making cryptocurrency a great solution for cross border trade.

 

Stability: Cryptocurrency has a reputation for being notoriously unstable. However, some currencies are tied to conventional currency, such as the USDT which is tied to the US dollar, and another which is tied to the SDR (a stable index on multiple currencies).

The Struggle:

George struggles with PR and using the media to publicize his business. He feels that the media is heavily under the influence of big companies like Google and Amazon, meaning that in order to catch their attention, you need to do something very freaky or outstanding.

The Breakthrough:

Promoting your business and attracting the right attention is not just luck. There is a straightforward process, including creating a pitch or headline, catching your audience’s interest and convincing writers to showcase you in their articles. et people to write about you. For more about the ABCs of PR, listen to our anniversary episode with Ashley Crouch (see Resources and Links section below).

Resources & Links:

For Part 1 of this episode, where you can hear George’s journey, go to estierand.com/60-1.


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May 30 2019 · 29mins

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60: What Bitcoin to Invest In with George Goognin (Part 1)

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Thinking of investing in Bitcoin? In this episode, George Goognin, founder of his own cryptocurrency called Karma, spills all the beans about cryptocurrency, giving us an honest and practical approach into how and when to invest in cryptocurrency, plus the best uses for it today. He also shares his struggle of promoting his business in a world where the media is so heavily under the influence of the big and powerful corporate companies.

My Guest: George Goognin

George Goognin has a PhD in Math Models and Economy and started the first federal online startup in Russia, which he personally presented to Vladimir Putin in 2009. With eight years of experience in automation at big FinTech firms including Apple, Samsung and Nike, George created the first Blockchain experts chamber in the Russian Parliament. He and his team have been actively participating in creating and editing the legal environment for crypto. He is now working on his own cryptocurrency, Karma, and recently raised $10 million to fund his company.

Pivotal Moments:

Started his own business at the age of nine and was wowed by the experience of raising his own profits. Opened his company ADV web engineering, a software development company. In 2013 was trying to get a bank loan to grow his business but was turned down because of regulations requiring him to provide collateral worth three times the value of the loan. Realized that there was huge potential to provide lending solutions for SMEs, so founded a peer to peer lending company as a side hustle, reaching a turnover of $5 million by 2017. Developed the company from manual to digital, eventually creating his Karma cryptocurrency. George recently raised a $10 million investment to fund his company, and is now working on developing and growing Karma.com

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Part 2 of this episode,
where you can hear George’s honest take on cryptocurrency and how and when to invest, will be live this Thursday at estierand.com/60-2.


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May 28 2019 · 28mins
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60: What Bitcoin to Invest In with George Goognin

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Thinking of investing in Bitcoin? In this episode, George Goognin, founder of his own cryptocurrency called Karma, spills all the beans about cryptocurrency, giving us an honest and practical approach into how and when to invest in cryptocurrency, plus the best uses for it today. He also shares his struggle of promoting his business in a world where the media is so heavily under the influence of the big and powerful corporate companies.

My Guest: George Goognin

George Goognin has a PhD in Math Models and Economy and started the first federal online startup in Russia, which he personally presented to Vladimir Putin in 2009. With eight years of experience in automation at big FinTech firms including Apple, Samsung and Nike, George created the first Blockchain experts chamber in the Russian Parliament. He and his team have been actively participating in creating and editing the legal environment for crypto. He is now working on his own cryptocurrency, Karma, and recently raised $10 million to fund his company.

Pivotal Moments:

Started his own business at the age of nine and was wowed by the experience of raising his own profits. Opened his company ADV web engineering, a software development company. In 2013 was trying to get a bank loan to grow his business but was turned down because of regulations requiring him to provide collateral worth three times the value of the loan. Realized that there was huge potential to provide lending solutions for SMEs, so founded a peer to peer lending company as a side hustle, reaching a turnover of $5 million by 2017. Developed the company from manual to digital, eventually creating his Karma cryptocurrency. George recently raised a $10 million investment to fund his company, and is now working on developing and growing Karma.com

The Advice:

Testing a Business Idea When starting out with a new business idea, it’s totally ok to begin with manual staff and paperwork. Once you have proven that this paperwork and manual process is attracting clients, has an audience who are interested in it and can generate some income, then you can begin to develop some software and an online interface for your clients to use.

Investing in Cryptocurrency

 

Tips for Investors: What’s the deal with cryptocurrency? Is it safe or worthwhile to invest in it? Here are some tips if you are thinking about going into the game: 1. Never get a loan to buy cryptocurrency. Because it’s so unstable, you could easily lose the money and you won’t be able to pay back your loan. 2. How much should you invest in crypto? As much as you would invest in the lottery. Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t.

 

Usage for Cryptocurrency: Currently, the most useful function of cryptocurrencies is managing the huge cross border commodity trade deals and money transfers. Some countries charge huge bank fees for sending money abroad, and in some cases the tarrifs can be more than paying income tax, making cryptocurrency a great solution for cross border trade.

 

Stability: Cryptocurrency has a reputation for being notoriously unstable. However, some currencies are tied to conventional currency, such as the USDT which is tied to the US dollar, and another which is tied to the SDR (a stable index on multiple currencies).

The Struggle:

George struggles with PR and using the media to publicize his business. He feels that the media is heavily under the influence of big companies like Google and Amazon, meaning that in order to catch their attention, you need to do something very freaky or outstanding.

The Breakthrough:

Promoting your business and attracting the right attention is not just luck. There is a straightforward process, including creating a pitch or headline, catching your audience’s interest and convincing writers to showcase you in their articles. et people to write about you. For more about the ABCs of PR, listen to our anniversary episode with Ashley Crouch (see Resources and Links section below).

Resources & Links:


Did you enjoy this episode?
Then
subscribe to my podcast on iTunes, so you can get automatic updates whenever another episode goes live (and you will be helping me get to #1 on iTunes, making us all cooler in the process!)

May 28 2019 · 57mins

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Interview with George Goognin

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Apr 22 2019 ·
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George Goognin: Using Blockchain Tech

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The latest episode of 2 Minute Drill, a Minicast From Diversified Game, features George Goognin of the Mile Unity Foundation, Founder of Karma ITO and Vice Chairman of Russian Parliament Blockchain Experts Chamber. Mile Unity Foundation is fostering global equal access to fast, free and fair financial tools. Utilizing Lotus Mile which is the name used by the unknown person or people who developed Mile blockchain.

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/GeorgeGoognin

Website: http://mile.global

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Jan 15 2019 · 3mins
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George Goognin: Board Member Of Mile Unity Foundation

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George Goognin, board member of Mile Unity Foundation, a public benefit organization aimed to educate governments and private companies on how to use blockchain for the cross-border commodity trade, investments and money remittance. You can learn more about George here: https://mile.global/


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