Writing at the intersection of emerging tech and cultural trends.
Samantha Radocchia or “Sam Rad” for short is an avid writer, cultural critic, and published researcher. Her mainstream work on emerging tech, blockchain, entrepreneurship, leadership, and risk taking has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Inc, Apple News, and many more. Sam is a regular contributor to Forbes Magazine, covering Money & Markets, Cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain.
Her academic research in anthropology, linguistics, and critical theory focuses on ethnographic inquiry at the intersection of technology and society. Sam lived in the virtual world, Second Life, for 6 months in 2009, where she set up a digital t-shirt shop in order to study exchange of virtual assets and currencies. It was then she was introduced to Bitcoin.
She’s continued to write, research, document, and film throughout her journey as an entrepreneur. Sam has been the subject of a television series and she also writes for documentary, film, and creative fiction.
Most recently, Sam grappled with the impacts of decentralization on our culture in the book, "Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain."
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Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain
When you hear the word blockchain, what’s your reaction? Do you think it’s a fad that’s been overhyped but will soon be forgotten? Or maybe you have a vague understanding of how the technology works, but you’re unsure of how it will impact your life.
Or maybe you just like pizza.
Neither reaction is wrong. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are still in their infancy—but they will soon fuel a worldwide cultural and technological paradigm shift that will disrupt every major industry: finance, supply chain, film and arts distribution, digital rights, automotive, social media, data security, real estate, and more.
In Bitcoin Pizza, I offer you an eye-opening exploration of what blockchain is and how it will radically change our world. Whether you’re an executive looking to prepare your business for a decentralized future, or a newcomer curious about the blockchain hype, this fun and relatable guide will give you the confidence to explore this technology in more detail by first showing you the big picture. Instead of looking at blockchain with trepidation, you’ll come away thrilled by the possibilities.
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