Mervyn Maistry speaks about founding and running Konfidio, a venture studio in Berlin, blockchain uses cases that are ready today, why blockchain technology is a seminal technology, the meaning and merit of decentralization, misconceptions about blockchains, why big corporations can't run blockchain innovation hubs, gender and race bias in VC investing, the philosophy of the future, and much more. Mervyn is CEO and Founder of Konfidio, a blockchain venture studio in Berlin, and Chairman of Kintaro Capital. He graduated medical school and worked in paediatrics in South Africa, and he also held key positions at prestigious organizations, such as COO at Deutsche Bank, Global Managing Partner at Accenture, and Managing Partner Digital Strategy & Transformation Lead at EY. Mervyn also advises various projects in the blockchain and business world including Slock.it, D33p.org and Cyberian Mine. Mervyn Maistry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-mervyn-g-maistry-65b435 Konfidio: https://www.konfidio.com Kintaro Capital: https://kintarocapital.com Also mentioned in this episode: Yuval Harari: https://www.ynharari.com Many thanks to our advertisers who support this podcast! CoreLedger is a blockchain-based peer-to-peer transaction infrastructure provider. It enables businesses to document, tokenize and trade any type of assets in a reliable and flexible environment. CoreLedger makes anything transactable, literally anything. To learn more about CoreLedger’s technology and how you can transform your business onto blockchain, visit https://www.coreledger.net. The Blockchain and Us newsletter To stay up to date about what blockchain pioneers, innovators and entrepreneurs from all around the world think about the future of this space, sign up for the newsletter on https://www.theblockchainandus.com.