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Crypto and Blockchain. Learn why you should have them in your life. How to be financially free, and truly own your money. To avoid queues, lame excuses and stay safe. Kick off, keep up to date, keep sane and stay grinning. It’s time for Crypto ABC. Welcome to School of Block.

Episode #41

A Year in Crypto With School of Block

Episode 41: A Year in Crypto   It pains me to say it, but, yes - this is the LAST EPISODE of School of Block. It’s been quite the rollercoaster…


01/05/2022

Episode #40

Different Ways to Spend Your Crypto IRL

If you're watching this film, chances are you own some crypto. Here's a big question for you... why? What do you do with it? Do you stake it? Mine it?…


12/22/2021

Episode #39

Stablecoins - Innovation & Regulation


12/15/2021

Episode #38

Blockchain - A Win-Win Design

GM, frens. Yes, as you can tell, I'm in jail. It turns out that my beard had a highly illegal design and INTERPOL, after watching the entire series of School…


12/08/2021

Episode #37

Understanding Memecoins - Dogecoin, Shiba Inu & more

There's only one thing Elon Musk likes more than sending cars into space, and that's a cryptographically secured comedy DOG. But why? Why would the richest - and possibly smartest…


12/01/2021

Episode #36

How to buy your first NFT

We've spoken about NFTs more than once in School of Block, and there's a very good reason why. The way they can transfer DATA and VALUE without a third party…


11/24/2021

Episode #35

The three blockchain generations, explained

Quick Quiz. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cosmos.   What's the difference? Well actually maybe this isn't quite such a quick quiz, because we'll be here all day.  


11/17/2021

Episode #34

The weird world of Worldcoin

A new, collectively owned global currency that will be distributed fairly to as many people as possible. These are the kinds of words to bring a warm fuzzy…


11/12/2021

Episode #33

Blind Signing: The crypto attack vector you must be aware of!

Some scams are as old as time itself. Technology and security may move on, from portcullises and vats of boiling oil, to cryptographically secure decentralized networks. There is of course a modern…


11/03/2021

Episode #32

RTFKT's Clone X: A Metaverse fashion stepping stone

Throughout 2021 with all its NFT mania one brand has risen to the challenge of uniting the worlds of streetwear, blockchain and gamer culture. That brand is RTFKT. To call…


10/27/2021

Episode #31

What Will Happen To Your Crypto When You Die?

TITLE: September 2033   [ Robin appears under a white sheet - use old Radio 1 Simon Mayo true story music?  ]   Hi. I'm the…


10/20/2021

Episode #30

Bitcoin & El Salvador – what does it all REALLY mean?

EL SALVADOR. It's been in the news recently, and if you're watching this, you probably know why.    It's the first country in the world to accept BITCOIN…


10/13/2021

Episode #29

Buying your dream NFT (non-fungible token) – even if it's too pricey

Episode 29: How To Buy NFTs You Can't Afford   NFTs. It's not just the cryptosphere that has gone absolutely potty for them. Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan - even WILLIAM…


10/06/2021

Episode #28

Play-to-earn: make your hobby pay off

EPISODE 28 : PLAY TO EARN    It should come as no surprise, after the year and a half we just had, stuck inside during a global pandemic, binge gaming…


09/30/2021

Episode #27

How to get a digital job? Work in the Metaverse!

Have you found yourself thinking about a career change recently? Well don't head down to the job centre quite yet. The Metaverse isn't just going to be a place to hang out,…


09/22/2021

Episode #26

What's going on with crypto regulations?

Up until now, we've been making the crypto rules up as we go. How might that change in the future, how would those changes be implemented, and how would they affect the…


09/15/2021

Episode #25

Into the Social Media Future - The Metaverse

What is the METAVERSE? Unfortunately, no-one can be told what the METAVERSE is. You have to see it for yourself. And that's EXACTLY what we're going to do in this episode. I'm…


09/08/2021

Episode #24

Can We Decentralize Social Media?

It surrounds us and penetrates uxws, it binds the Internet together. No, not the Force... You're on it right now. It's everywhere. And it's not too much of a leap to say…


09/01/2021

Episode #23

What in the world is a DAO?

Decentralized Autonomous Organisation. Quite a mouthful, which is why most people just say 'DAO'.  But what are they? What do they do? And why should you care?  Very, very good questions.  In…


08/18/2021

Episode #22

What are social tokens?

If you're anything like me, when some-one says "Social Tokens" to you, the first thing that comes to mind is grizzled 70 year old men in flat caps exchanging bits of paper…


08/11/2021

Episode #21

What are crypto avatars?

"We all know what an AVATAR is, right? No, not a box-office bending blockbuster that somehow no-one wanted to see ever again, but those blue guys in the film. THEY were avatars.…


08/04/2021

Episode #20

In the head of a scammer

"If only it were that easy to tell a scam from a legit project. Hopefully it’s easier now that we’ve covered some of the biggest, most brutal scams in crypto history and…


07/28/2021

Episode #19

How to protect your crypto goodies?

"In Episode 17 we talked about the myriad different ways scammers can try to relieve you of your crypto. And even once you’ve got your tokens ‘safe’ in an online wallet -…


07/21/2021

Episode #18

Crossroad, moon or rekt?

"In our last episode, we talked about some of the monstrous scams that have been perpetrated in the cryptosphere over the years, and how you can spot some of the warning signs…


07/14/2021

Episode #17

Get rich quick!

"Want to know how to Get Rich Quick? In crypto, there's plenty of folk promising the answer to THAT question But how many of them should you listen to? How do you…


07/07/2021

Episode #16

Layer 2: The sequel we asked for

"You know what they say, you gotta spend money to make money. But how much money do we need to get rolling in DeFi? Are there alternatives out there to…


06/30/2021

Episode #15

Decentralized finance: Crypto passive income

“Here's a question. And I advise you to BE HONEST. Why are you interested in crypto?  I’m in it for the tech! LIAR. You’re trying to…


06/23/2021

Episode #14

Decentralized finance: What are smart contracts?

“What are smart contracts? Well, this film could be really short, because here's the answer:  A smart contract is a SELF-EXECUTING contract where the terms of the agreement…


06/16/2021

Episode #13

Decentralized finance: What is DeFi?

“Imagine a world where you could lend, borrow and invest money in complex financial products - but do so without ever having to go anywhere near a bank. No, we're…


06/09/2021

Episode #12

How To Make an NFT (and Sell It, Maybe?)

“So you’re an “artist,” well actually you’re a dreamer and you’re just 100,000 Instagram likes away from stardom. King of the Artists Sir Beeple of Profanityshire has flipped the bird…


05/26/2021

Episode #11

Why The NFT Hype?

“NFTs. I've said it before and I'll say it again. They're the hip, the hop, the punk, the mask, the bit, the top, and the beep.  But why?…


05/19/2021

Episode #10

Back to Basics - Different Coins on the Block

At the end of last episode we promised to shine a very bright light into the furthest corners of the cryptosphere. With just about as many altcoins as there are stars in…


05/12/2021

Episode #9

Financial Freedom / What is Web 3?

“In a world full of reboots, sequels and prequels - you might be forgiven for thinking that Web 3 was simply a rehashed version of Webs 1 and 2, only…


05/05/2021

Episode #8

My So-Called Decentralized Life

“My alarm. That must be my alarm. It’s 5am and I’m awake. FML. Birdsong. Why are they up so early? What have they got to do that’s so pressing and why do…


04/28/2021

Episode #7

What’s Up? Blockchain Actual and Potential Use Cases

“We’re going to start this week’s episode by doing a little homework. Once you spend a little time in crypto one of the daily routines you fall into is checking the charts…


04/21/2021

Episode #6

Back to Basics: What is Blockchain?

“Here I have a block. And here’s another one. And another. They’re linked forever in an unbreakable chain. Each one has been embedded with data that cannot be rewritten after…


04/14/2021

Episode #5

Financial Freedom: A Brief History of Decentralisation

“The 1980s are memorable for many, many reasons. The New Romantics. Great movies. Ski wear like this… But perhaps the most momentous moment of the decade…


04/07/2021

Episode #4

Bitcoin by radio, this can't be possible!

Imagine waking up one morning to find that the internet is down. Not because the router needs a restart, no your government has deliberately pulled the plug. You’ve no idea when it’ll…


03/31/2021

Episode #3

Why is Bitcoin so hot right now?

“In the immortal words of the mighty Mugatu, Bitcoin is so hot right now. But what's going on? Who lit the fire? And are you too late to jump in? …


03/17/2021

Episode #2

What is a cryptocurrency?

“Does this sound familiar? You’ve heard about blockchain and crypto and it’s gotten you excited. This is the future of money! You say to yourself and…


03/10/2021

Episode #01

What is Money?

Money. Money makes the world go round, it's the root of all evil. It goes cha-cha-ching, it rules everything around ya, a dollar dollar bill yo. So ask yourself, how much do…


03/03/2021

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