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Coloring Crypto

Illuminating the Blockchain with host Gabe Colors

Creative arts, technology, design and humanity. Color on the blockchain

Jan 22, 2019

It may be the Great Gestation in blockchain, but now's the time to get a career in crypto. Our guest is Tom Hamilton, a blockchain recruiter who's worked with or for, Electronic Arts, Second Life, Playstation, SpaceX, and Kernel. This is Part 1 as we realized we have more questions than answers. (35:00) Is where we dive deep on the topic.

Read “How to get a job in Crypto” on Medium https://medium.com/@gabemott Tweet: @gabecolors

Complete Show Notes on Coloring Crypto website, coloringcrypto.com

Guest Tom Hamilton https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomhamilton/ tom@tomhamilton.com

Summary AKA TL;DR ;)
*Make work and acquire skills*
1. Become really good
2. Learn social skills and Networking strategies
3. Be a good human being,able to communicate, and be positive

*1. An encouraging word*
In tech, Don’t be intimidated that others know more than you because in 6 months it will all change tom
If it feels saturated it’s not

*2. Beware*
Whether high season or low season, it’s your brand… guess what, those records are there for good..!

*3. Self evaluate*
If you are doing it because you think it’s cool, but not really passionate, you are going to fail. don’t apply for jobs you are not passionate about . hard to fake enthusiasm
Identify how much “Real experience” you have. Not just Audacity, Udemy courses… “Are you getting paid to build and deliver a product”

*4. Now what you can do*
Make your own product
Go to the best school
If you are out of school, become as active in the industry as you can
Join the clubs
Get involved in open source development products

*5. Analyze prospective company/industry*
Do your homework, research the company
“Where do you want to participate in the blockchain?” Currency? Infrastructure? Which part ?
Is the company traditional tech going into blockchain? Do they already have their expertise?

*Links:*
[17:00]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
@aoc

[19:15] Mike Dillard “Self Made Man”
Is This the Start of the Next Bitcoin Bull Run?
[Self Made Man™ - For Men With Ambition](https://www.selfmademan.com/podcasts/teeka-tiwari/2fjPAh6E8EIGcCI2GgSi0C?utm_source=Main%20Broadcast&utm_campaign=cf3397fd2b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_15_04_29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_da6a2f1a17-cf3397fd2b-224063757)
Teeka Tiwari from PalmBeachBitcoin.com

[28:00]
Bryan Johnson
[Bryan Johnson | Entrepreneur](https://bryanjohnson.co/)
[Bryan Johnson – Medium](https://medium.com/@bryan_johnson)
@bryan_johnson @OSFund
[OS Fund](https://osfund.co/)
Kernel [Kernel](https://kernel.co/)
technologies enhancing human cognition

[32:30]
Elon Musk
[Neuralink](https://www.neuralink.com/)
ultra high bandwidth neural interfaces (medical devices)

Ray Kurzwel | Singularity [The Singularity Is Near - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Singularity_Is_Near)

SPACEX
[SpaceX](https://www.spacex.com/)