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Ep.22 Hashgraph, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, and the Evolution of Consensus with Leemon Baird

Episode Summary for Hashgraph, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, and the Evolution of Consensus with Leemon Baird In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Leemon Baird, the inventor of Hashgraph, a new, distributed ledger technology poised to disrupt the entire ecosystem of blockchain based applications and cryptocurrencies. Leemon Baird is the Co-founder and CTO of Swirlds Inc. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at… Listen >>



Jim Rickards on His Timeline for War with North Korea, De-Dollarization, and the Trump Fed

Jim Rickards on His Timeline for War with North Korea, De-Dollarization, and the Trump Fed In this Market Forces segment of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Jim Rickards about his timeline for war with North Korea, de-dollarization, and changes at the Trump Fed. Rickards is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including The Death of Money, Currency Wars, and The New Case For Gold. His latest book is The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret… Listen >>



Ep.21: Design Philosophy, Superintelligence, Relativism, and Simulation with John Borthwick

Episode Summary for Design Philosophy, Superintelligence, Relativism, and Simulation with John Borthwick In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with John Borthwick, about design philosophy, superintelligence, relativism, and simulation. John Borthwick is CEO and Co-founder of Betaworks, a startup platform that builds and invests in companies across the social, data-driven media Internet. The Betaworks platform combines three areas of expertise. The first is a studio for building products like Giphy, Dots, bitly, and Tweetdeck. The second is an investment… Listen >>



Ep.20: Public Intellectuals, Thought Leaders, and the Marketplace of Ideas with Daniel Drezner

Episode Summary for Public Intellectuals, Thought Leaders, and the Marketplace of Ideas with Daniel Drezner In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with political scientist Daniel W. Drezner about public intellectuals, thought leaders, and the marketplace of ideas. Dr. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the author of “Spoiler Alerts” for the Washington Post. He has written… Listen >>



Ep.19: Geoffrey West on Computational Biology, Complexity, and a Unified Theory of Sustainability

Episode Summary for Geoffrey West on Computational Biology, Complexity, and a Unified Theory of Sustainability In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with theoretical physicist Geoffrey West about his work studying biological systems, infrastructure, and the socioeconomics of cities. Dr. West’s primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics, especially those concerning the elementary particles, their interactions, and cosmological implications. Geoffrey West currently serves as distinguished professor at the Santa Fe Institute, the global headquarters for… Listen >>




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Demetri Kofinas

Demetri Kofinas

What drives the changes we see in the world? What are the hidden forces that influence our lives? Markets, algorithms, the frontiers of physics, culture, technology, space travel, the human mind…

My name is Demetri Kofinas, and I’ve spent the better part of my life asking these questions. I built my career in media obsessing over them. For me, this has always been a quest to discover the true nature of my world, where I come from and where I’m going. This podcast is about uncovering and understanding the mystery of a world that is so rich and beautiful in its design and function, that to not wonder at its magnificence is to miss something profound.

Join me on a journey of discovery as we look to uncover the reality of our world. Where things come from, how they came to be, and what it all means for you.

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