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BlockchainNZ Pod E03 with Liz Izmailova
Hi folks, and welcome to the Blockchain New Zealand Podcast. I’m Jeff Nijsse and today I’m talking to Liz Izmailova. Liz is a Ukrainian New Zealander that has been working in blockchain for the past five years, she is a marketing manager at CENNZnet which is part of the Centrality ecosystem.
In this conversation we talk about:
- Financial Inclusion and the monetary situation in Ukraine, both before the war and presently.
- Ukraine has been ranked 4th in global per capita crypto adoption by Chainalysis and are likely the first to have a government directly accept crypto donations and provide transparency on where those donations are going.
- We cover a lot in the crypto-donation space in general, and some local New Zealand based projects.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Liz Izmailova.
- 00:00 Ukrainian background, financial independence at an early age, coming to New Zealand
- 04:18 Financial privilege in the West
- 09:39 Crypto donations and the currency situation in Ukraine
- 15:05 New crypto legislation in Ukraine
- 19:02 War donation transparency
- 23:00 FlufWorld F*ck the War campaign & Universe.xyz
- 28:27 How are NFTs helping?
- 32:38 Crypto & NFTs for gen-Z’ers
- 35:33 Crypto friendly New Zealand charities
- 39:12 How can BCNZ help with education?
- 41:22 Rapid fire
- 43:35 fin
Some notes from the show:
- Letter criticizing financial innovation https://concerned.tech/
- Rebuttal for financial inclusion https://www.financialinclusion.tech/
- Ukrainian Government crypto donation https://donate.thedigital.gov.ua/
- Ukrainian Government Bitcoin address visible in a block explorer: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/addres…
- National Bank of Ukraine partners with FTX https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/…
- USD $100m raised so far https://www.coindesk.com/business/202…
- $411k raised and donated to Ukraine by Auckland based FLUF & NonFungible Labs: https://luckytrader.com/nft/fluf-worl…
- Michael Chobanian, president of the Blockchain Association of Ukraine https://www.theverge.com/23138465/dec…
Charitable Donations with cryptocurrency
- UNICEF https://www.unicef.org.nz/donate-in-c…
- Childfund https://childfund.org.nz/pages/donate…
- Savethechildren https://www.savethechildren.org/us/wa…
- Heart Kids via the Giving Block https://thegivingblock.com/donate/hea…
Ukrainian NFT projects
- Ukraine DAO’s Flag NFT Sells for $6.75 Million https://decrypt.co/94353/ukraine-daos…
- Fidelity Charitable Study Insights https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/in…
- NFT marketplace https://lithoverse.xyz/
- FLUF World https://www.fluf.world/
- ASM/Non-Fungible Intelligence https://www.alteredstatemachine.xyz/
- LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth…
- Cennznet https://cennz.net/
- Twitter https://twitter.com/Japple
- LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffnijsse/
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