#55 Ape School, Fiscal Technology, German Workstyle, Digital security with Prof. John Keeting

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In this episode, Professor Darko Pavic, also known as Professor John Keating, discusses the intersection of academia and crypto. He shares his experience in the IT and retail industries, particularly in the field of fiscal solutions. Professor Keating explains the importance of fiscal laws and how his company helps retailers comply with these regulations. He also delves into his involvement in the Mutant Ape community and the creation of Ape School, an educational platform for blockchain and Web3. The conversation touches on the challenges of taxation in the metaverse and the need for clear regulations. Professor Keating emphasizes the value of open-source learning and the practical applications of blockchain technology in various industries. In this part of the conversation, the topics discussed include Tezos as a blockchain, the role of art in the Web3 space, the German mentality and work ethics, the future potential of blockchain, and the challenges and benefits of B2B business. The principal themes that emerge are the intersection of blockchain and art, the importance of artists in the Web3 space, the German approach to technology and business, and the potential of blockchain technology. The conversation also touches on the challenges faced by artists in adopting blockchain, the impact of scams and rock pools on the blockchain industry, and the need for trust and respect in B2B relationships. In this conversation, Professor Keeting and Tanmay discuss various topics including hobbies, running marathons, creating businesses, sharing business ideas, favorite movies and food, living in Hamburg, the future, security and privacy, and the metaverse. Professor Keeting emphasizes the importance of being true to oneself and fighting for one’s beliefs. He also highlights the need for education and knowledge in navigating the digital world. The conversation concludes with some lighthearted jokes.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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00:00:00 Introduction
00:02:36 How an Old Software Company Grabs Web3 Opportunity?
00:10:14 What is the Fiscal business? What are the parallels in NFTs
00:22:22 Ape School, What’s going on?
00:34:06 Story of student mining Crypto
00:53:13 German Mentality and Work Ethics
01:06:20 Marketing & Sales insights. B2B Special
01:10:04 **Signature Question Round
01:28:57 Hamgurg fun facts
01:35:20 Fiscal Tech & POS Solutions
01:43:07 Digital Security: App permissions, VPN, TOR.
01:52:26 Misunderstanding of Metaverse



• Fiscal solutions play a crucial role in helping retailers comply with fiscal laws and regulations in different countries.
• The intersection of academia and crypto offers exciting opportunities for learning and innovation.
• The metaverse presents unique challenges in terms of taxation, as there are no clear regulations for NFTs and digital assets.
• Open-source learning and collaboration are key to understanding and harnessing the potential of blockchain technology.
• Layer 2 networks like Polygon and Arbitrum are addressing scalability and cost issues in the Ethereum ecosystem. Tezos is a blockchain that is primarily used in the art space and is known for its focus on artists.
• Artists play a crucial role in the Web3 space, but onboarding them can be challenging due to their different mindset and reluctance to engage in marketing and self-promotion.
• The German mentality is characterized by a focus on science, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.
• Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize industries and businesses, but mass adoption may take time.
• Building relationships and earning respect are key in B2B business, and social media can be a powerful tool for showcasing expertise and attracting customers. Be true to yourself and fight for your beliefs
• Education and knowledge are key in navigating the digital world
• The metaverse is a virtual environment with social and economic components
• There is no complete anonymity in the digital space
• Balance security and privacy while using technology
• The future holds exciting possibilities with emerging technologies


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