Today we’re talking to David Johnston, Technologist in Web3 & AI. We discuss the latest developments from within the Morpheus Project, why people are staking their Ethereum, and what decentralized tech can actually do for the world.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About David Johnston

My 11 Year Journey in Bitcoin / Blockchain:
In 2012, I became passionate about the potential of Bitcoin and how it can be a hedge for inflation and progress for censorship resistance.

In 2013, I spoke at the very first Bitcoin Summit in San Jose, CA and met many of the like minded entrepreneurs who would later start Coinbase, Shapeshift, Binance, to make the world more open and free.

That same year, I co-founded BitAngels with friends – world’s largest Angel network to invest in the blockchain industry.

In 2014, I wrote the first white paper for The General Theory of Decentralized Application. As one of the first investors in Mastercoin (Now Omni Protocol which is used by the first stable coin Tether’s USDT), I became the chairman of the board to facilitate the first ever ICO.

In 2015, I co-founded Dapps Fund – the first all token fund. LP’s contributed Bitcoins, they were reinvested into Mastercoin, Ethereum, Maidsafe, Factom and many more projects. The tokens were distributed at the end of 2 year back to the LPs at the end of 2016.

It was fun to be one of the first few people to analyze Vitalik’s whitepaper:

Since late 2016 after the Dapps Fund, I’ve hired staff and have been running my own family office under the name Yeoman’s Capital and invest exclusively in open-source, permission-less technologies.

By 2020 I expanded my work into Bitcoin mining and in partnership with James Haft began assembling the DLT assets and plan for what would become DLT ASA.

About The Morpheus Project

The Morpheus project is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at leveraging the power of decentralization and AI to transform how individuals interact with digital assets and smart contracts on the Web3 platform. Focused on enhancing user autonomy, Morpheus integrates personal AI agents to manage digital transactions securely and efficiently, fostering a more inclusive and democratized digital ecosystem. By prioritizing open-source development and community-driven innovation, Morpheus sets new standards in creating equitable, sustainable economic models within the blockchain space, ensuring that technology serves the broader community’s needs and aspirations.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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