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Justin Seidl, Founder of Vertbase Crypto Exchange

Justin Seidl, Founder of Vertbase Crypto ExchangeIn This Episode

In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Justin Seidl, Founder of Vertbase crypto exchange.

About Vertbase

Founded at the start of 2018, Vertbase is a platform giving users the ability to buy, sell, and accept digital assets with the US Dollar, Pound Sterling, and Euro.


Jacob Kostecki, Organizer of the Massive Adoption Crypto Conference

Jacob KosteckiIn This Episode

In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Jacob Kostecki, organizer of the Massive Adoption crypto conference, scheduled for November 7-8, 2019 in Memphis, Tennessee.

About The Massive Adoption Conference

Massive Adoption is a one-of-a kind event for many reasons. It’s a blockchain and digital asset event that will be attended by more than 2000 people, most of whom have never been to an event in our industry before, in a place (Memphis, TN) that’s never held a large blockchain and DA event. The goal of the gathering is to introduce our attendees to real world experiences and stories of use cases in our industry. We don’t do panels, fire side chats or interviews. Our speakers interact with our audience through TEDx style talks (short keynotes); the deployment of real world working wallets, coins, NFTs, dApps and hand-on sessions and workshops.


Ron Holmes, Inventor of the Ryker Grip

In This Episode

In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Ron Holmes, inventor of the Ryker Grip, side mounted fireams grip.

About Ron Holmes

Ron Holmes retired from Marine Special Operations Command after serving over 20 years in the U.S. Marines. During his time at MARSOC as the Communications Operations Chief he was the senior enlisted responsible for the creation of the first Marine Special Operations Communications School called MNOC (Marine Network Operators Course). Prior to this he served with Force Reconnaissance commands for the majority of his time in service. His primary job was Reconnaissance Communications. Post retirement he worked in support of the Global War on Terror for the Joint Special Operations Command as a Program Manager for a Communications Company. Shortly thereafter serving as a Sensor Operator on an Intelligence Reconnaissance Surveillance platform. This lead him to working as an Independent Diplomatic Security Consultant for over 3 years. In 2014 he was diagnosed with cancer and could no longer deploy. As of today he is cancer free and focuses on his firearms training he has provided over the last 10 years. His training has provided over 5000 hours of marksmanship instruction for all skill levels on multiple weapons platforms. He holds a patent for the RYKER Grip that he invented. He is a principle owner of RYKER USA. He has a Bachelors degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, with honors. He is married to Traceylynn Holmes together they have their son Ryker Jeffrey Holmes who the company and grip were named after.

Ryker Grip

About the Ryker USA

RYKER USA is the first to market side mounted grips, thus creating a new category, that being The RYKER GRIP. During the prototype phase when shooting the grip we felt faster and our accuracy was improved. We assembled a team that includes an ergonomic specialist, ophthalmologist, statisticians, engineers, and a variety of gunfighters. The RYKER Grip works on any rifle that you can side mount too; Shotguns, SCAR’s, AR,AR, PCC, SAW, FAL. The heavier the gun, the larger the caliber, and or full auto the shooter will recognize the benefit of the grip instantly. This September [2019] we will have been on the market 2 years. From prototype to production we have over 3 years on the ground in combat.


Ryker USA on LinkedIn
Ryker USA Website

Raika Tech –

In This Episode

In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Cynthia Del’Aria, Darrell Brogdon, and Grant Parks, about their small business incubator and rapid app development program called



Cynthia Del'Aria

About Cynthia Del’Aria – CEO/Co-Founder

Cynthia brings a unique skillset and over 20 years of experience to the Raika executive team. Her background began primarily in UI development, and transitioned throughout her career through the entire stack. However, she discovered early on that she possessed a natural ability to see new business opportunities, build profitable revenue models, discover prime and emerging target markets, and build  efficient teams. As a result, she has built, run and sold several companies in her career, as well as consulted for many other companies to take under performing software teams and products and turn them into cash cows.

Darrell Brogdon - CIO/Co-Founder

About Darrell Brogdon – CIO/Co-Founder

Darrell is the resident DevOps experts, in addition to being a well-versed full-stack developer, developing web sites and web applications since the mid 1990’s. His past projects include and He is a graduate of the inaugural Denver class of the Founder Institute.

Grant Parks - CTO/Co-FounderGrant Parks – CTO/Co-Founder

Grant can fix any ugly piece of code and is an architectural master.  He has over 30 years of experience in design, delivery and support of medium and enterprise-scale systems across a wide range of industries on heterogeneous platforms. He provides excellent technical leadership for development staff of all levels of experience and is relentless in pursuit of process improvement and best practices. Grant has a track record of marrying advanced concepts with current technologies to produce efficient, high-performing systems and drive advancements in development, as well as consistent improvement of business user experience through standardization and automation.


Got An App Idea Website
Got An App Idea on LinkedIn
Cynthia Del’Aria  on LinkedIn
Darrell Brogdon on LinkedIn
Grant Parks on LinkedIn

Calvin Weight, CEO of Coinbook – 6 Month Update!

In This Episode

In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy once again interviews Calvin Weight, the CEO of They discussed Coinbook’s first six months of growth and the world of crypto.

About Calvin Weight

Calvin Weight is the CEO of Coinbook. Prior to starting the company, Calvin studied at Brigham Young University in International Business Finance and then completed his Master’s Degree in Finance at the University of Utah. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for many years, but has been involved in markets and trading for even longer. He has traded in Foreign Exchange markets, the stock market, options and futures markets, as well as the Cryptocurrency markets. He was introduced to bitcoin in 2012 and survived the MtGOX bankruptcy, the Cryptsy bankruptcy, and most of the major industry drama over the years. Calvin saw first hand the challenges and problems that individuals face in the crypto industry and decided to create an exchange to solve those problems.

Coinbook is a US-based Crypto Exchange. They went live on Oct 31, 2018, the 10 year anniversary of the bitcoin whitepaper. The problems that Coinbook is solving are making the bitcoin buying experience safe and easy. By creating an account with Coinbook you interact with a simple interface that makes buying bitcoin for a new user very intuitive and understandable. We are going to add coins that don’t currently trade for US Dollars so we will bring variety to the space. You’ll also earn achievements and get rewarded for trading and doing simple things on the platform. Some achievements will result in money or prizes so don’t forget to add your t-shirt size to your profile.


CoinBook Crypto Exchange
Calvin Weight on LinkedIn

Rahul Sood, CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn

Rahul Sood, Rahul Sood is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn.

In This Episode

In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Rahul Sood, the CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn, a global esports, gaming and entertainment platform built on cutting-edge blockchain technologies. Unikrn is backed by Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, Liz Murdoch, Shari Redstone, and many others.

About Rahul Sood

Prior to Unikrn, Sood launched Microsoft Ventures and was involved in a number of other startups, including Vrvana (which recently sold to Apple Computers). A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft, including his start as founder
of luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in the fall of 2006.

Sood is a co-founder of Malta based Palladium, a joint Venture with Bittrex. Palladium is a European Tokenized Security Exchange and Blockchain Banking Platform that aims to launch sometime in early 2019. He also sits on the board of advisors for Razer, a company that is widely known for taking over where Voodoo left off.

In his spare time, Sood enjoys wakesurfing & wakeboarding, paddleboarding, cycling, racing cars and spending time with his family. He was born in Calgary and now lives in Seattle. You can
find him on Twitter @rahulsood. You can find Unikrn on Twitter @unikrnco.


Rahul Sood on LinkedIn

Tron Black, Lead Developer of Ravencoin

Tron Black, Lead Developer of Ravencoin

In This Episode

In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Tron Black, the lead developer for Ravencoin.

About Tron Black

Tron Black is an entrepreneur and founder of two startups which both sold to publicly traded companies. Since 2013, Tron has been working in the crypto-currency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader. He was one of the first four employees of t0 (tzero), and helped issue the first publicly traded SEC acknowledged parallel crypto-equity for and the world’s first crypto bond offering. He worked for ANX International, a Fintech company located in Hong Kong which runs a Bitcoin exchange, and offers Bitcoin Debit cards.

Tron is currently a Principal Developer for Medici Ventures which invests in a portfolio of companies including Factom, Bitt, Ripio, SettleMint, and Spera. Tron has given crypto-currencies to hundreds of people to help increase awareness of how value now moves as easily as e-mail. He’s written articles about Bitcoin, Monero, Dash and Ravencoin, and been featured on several crypto-currency podcasts. He has been a panelist at an international blockchain conference and regularly gives talks on crypto-currency topics. Tron is currently an advisor to TZero, and the lead developer for Ravencoin which is both a crypto-currency, and a crypto-asset platform.


Tron Black on LinkedIn

David Z. Morris from Breaker Mag

David Z. MorrisIn This Episode

In this fireside chat style podcast, Rob McNealy and David Z. Morris discuss media coverage in crypto, payola, and fake trade volumes in crypto exchanges.

About David Z. Morris

David Z. Morris is currently a writer for Breaker Magazine, a leading blockchain and cryptocurrency publication. He has been writing about crypto and technology since 2013, for outlets including Fortune, The Atlantic, and Slate. He is a lifelong outdoorsman, an Eagle Scout, a graduate of the Rayado backcountry training program, and a former backcountry guide at Philmont, the Boy Scouts’ largest National High Adventure Base. He holds a PhD in Media and Technology Studies from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas. You can find more of David’s work at


David Z. Morris on LinkedIn

Emal Safi, CEO Aircoins Augmented Reality Crypto App

Emal Safi

About Emal Safi

Emal Safi is specialized in strategic development and deployment of technical business systems. Assisted over a dozen blockchain projects. Created smart contracts and tokens for decentralized platforms on the Ethereum blockchain. Provided direction to business executives in an array of modern blockchain and digital asset initiatives including enterprise architecture, banking systems, payment processors, online retailers, financial systems, exchange platforms, blockchain and bridge protocols. Provided leadership for front end developers, cloud engineers, mobile developers, database analysts, cyber security experts, content creators and
marketers. Currently leading the Aircoins team – Biggest Crypto AR platform in the world!


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