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Ted Waz – Blockchain and Data Collection | Ep. 032

Ted Waz - Blockchain and Data Collection | Ep. 032

On today’s episode, President of The Opinion Economy Ted Waz sits with Sima Vasa to talk about the rising distributed ledger and blockchain technology. They also touch on how it will affect the way we collect consumer data and the market research sphere as a whole.

Ted Waz – On The Opinion Economy

The Opinion Economy is a distributed ledger, blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) company. They focus on unifying conversations between consumers and those who would like to purchase these data.

Consumers are the people who display behaviors and express opinions. The latter group can comprise of marketing companies, aggregations, or brands.

Opportunities in Market Research

Ted got exposed to consumer data and market research through his firsthand experience as part of and working with investors groups. During a convention, he met and got into discussions with incredible people. He promptly realized the energy and great technology in the sphere.

People guided him around the space. Then he decided to spend a little more of his time and money to invest in it, stirring up a lot of good commotion in the sphere. He believes that market research is bound to do something phenomenal over the next couple of years.

“The more I discovered, the more opportunity I saw.” – Ted Waz

Distributed Ledger and BaaS Technology in MRx

To some, the incredible pivot point around consumer data when coupled with new innovations from blockchain may seem to negatively affect data collection. But this is far from the truth. Distributed ledger and BaaS technology connects to all sorts of digital interfaces.

For this sole reason, present methods of collecting online or mobile data won’t be going away. In fact, these new technologies will only leverage collection of consumer data.

“We’re the piping between the consumers and those who to purchase consumer data through a whole host of digital services.” – Ted Waz

Quick links to connect with Ted Waz:

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