Interview with Dan Hensley '@theycallmedan' - Crypto/STEEM investor and co-founder of 3speak.

in threespeak •  6 months ago  (edited)

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For my live show called 'Crypto Talk Monday' on MSP waves, I interviewed Dan Hensley (@theycallmedan). He's a crypto investor, STEEM whale, top Quora writer, professional poker player and co-founder of 3speak.

In the interview, we talk about how Dan discovered crypto through Poker and his research that ultimately led to him finding Steem and other blockchains.

We talk about value and how technology (in this case blockchain) can leapfrog humans/countries forward. (example: The introduction of the mobile (smart) phone leapfrogged whole continents into the digital age).

We talk about web 3.0 vs web 2.0 and how we are able to retake ownership of our data (money being data too).

A large part of the interview is about Steem. On Steem you own your data compared to Quora and Facebook. It's very powerful.

What makes Steem a good blockchain besides that? Why has Dan invested in over a million STEEM? And we talk about the new Hard Fork that is going to occur on the 27th of August and get his opinion on that.

There is a lot of good stuff here, I hope you will enjoy the interview!


  1. I did have dinner with Ned, but not on Steemfest 1, that was Steemfest 2.
  2. Throughout the interview, I click my pen about 10 times, it's an old habit, next time I'll go with a clickless pen, I'm still learning.
  3. I have cut out 50 seconds of sound issues at the beginning of the interview.
  4. 3speak was my backup topic. We never reached it. (listen to my previous interview with @starkerz if you want to learn all about it).

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really enjoyed this interview. exyle has a very interesting analytical style. Very refreshing as many crypto youtubers are allways overexited and almost screaming througout their entire video.

really enjoy the work @theycallmedan does for @threespeak - could be a real killer application for steem ecosystem.

I am into Bitcoin since 2015 but dumped almost all for #dash as it has a #spendl approach and i can get interest via masternode shares. I even flew to the Philippines using cryptocurrency. I am targeting paying everything online with cryptocurrency. Hope Steem will become the payment hub for ALL things of intangible content.

Solid chat gents really enjoyed the positive outlook and how you think the new HF will affect the ecosystem.

I think that STEEM is a product of what it's trying to achieve and putting money into the hands of people who don't understand, tech, blockchain or finance, putting it in the hands of poor people will always have major sell pressure.

Putting currency in the hands of those who are can work for it and not just buy and sell it, giving them a playground to learn without investing is admirable and we're doing a lot of costly education for users now that will pay off in the future once these things become the norm

Unfortunately the first ones through the door always get hit with the bloody nose, it's about how much you can get hit but keep moving forward and being hit down as much as steem has I think its a pretty robust project

hi @exyle. The interview isn't playing all the way through for me. Am I the only one?

Iit stops at 27.03. I've tried it a number of times and in different browsers. 😢

Hi Gillian, I am out at the moment can’t look into it but I believe you can reload the video and then skip straight to 27:10 (put the slider there) and it keeps playing. Let me know if it works.

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Yep. That worked. Thanks! 😍

Was stocked when he mentioned m-pesa! I haven't used my bank account thanks to mobile money(our version) in almost 2 years. It's a real convenience.

Hopefully we also leap frog to crypto adodption soon rather than later. Great show, loved the interview!

Wow! Thanks for sharing that! Hopefully, blockchain and crypto will empower us further!

Haha, that is funny that he is the co-founder of 3speak and you never actually got to that topic. Definitely a very interesting interview about a lot of great topics! These posts have been really entertaining and informative.

Seeing Dan all over the place is great as he continues to add to his skin in the game and making progress to development here!

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Yeah, he's a good promotor 100%!

There were actually a lot of nice interviews, the two of you loved the conversation, and so you keep talking about the important things that are useful to us in knowing our crypto block.

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That is a great interview with Dan. And I think when it comes to crypto investment, he is well advanced with passion and feelings, he is always in the position to give what will benefit the steemians. Thank you very much for this interview.

Nice one sir @exyle so thoughtful of you to share this with us, it's such an amazing interview with a genius like @theycallmedan,👌👌👌

Great show guys! One day at a time we grind and go. Sure is an interesting time. Thanks so much for putting this together @exyle

Bite your finger nails, slurp your drinks and snort instead of that disgusting pen clicking thingo. :)

thanks, good interview

Lol! Makes the pen clicking a minor issue!

Nice! thanks buddy... listening to it right now

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Thanks for putting this together!

Thanks for sharing, watching this now :)

Took me a bit. Nice interview!

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