In this episode, I talk to Sean Moss Pultz, CEO of Bitmark Inc. -- a company focused on enabling personal data sovereignty through blockchain technology. We discuss Bitmark's journey and the company's latest pivot to Spring, an app that helps users extract personal data from Facebook and put it to work in all kinds of interesting ways.
We discuss Sean's thoughts on data sovereignty and data rights as a critical civics issue and look in detail at how Spring wants to empower a new level of control over personal data, providing a much-needed counterweight to big platforms who regard our information as their intellectual property.
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