Meet Mike Merrill, the First Publicy Traded (!) Person in the World

You might have bought Bitcoin, stocks or ETFs – but have you ever invested in a real person? Mike Merrill, who recently spoke at TEDx Vienna, claims that he is the first publicy traded person in the world. That really means that you can buy a share of Mike today for 5 to 6 dollars, and then you have the right to vote on what Mike will do next – become a vegetarian for example.

In this podcast episode, Mike is talking with Jakob from Trending Topics about:

  • if he had to ask his shareholders to do this podcast interview
  • why he became the first publicy traded person in the world
  • if this is just an art project or more
  • the best decision his shareholders have taken for him
  • the worst decision his shareholders have taken for him
  • what happens with the money that people invest
  • if shareholders are allowed to make suggestions
  • if he would recommend it other people to do this
  • if he would bring himself onto the blockchain


Zu Hören gibt es den Podcast bei:

  1. auf Spotify
  2. auf Apple Podcasts
  3. auf Google Podcasts
  4. auf PodParadise
  5. auf Listen Notes
  6. auf Anchor.fm
  7. auf PodTail

Über den Podcast von Trending Topics

Mehrmals wöchentlich sprechen Jakob, Jasmin, Julia und Oliver mit Gründer:innen, Investor:innen, Expert:innen, Wissenschaftler:innen und Politiker:innen über die Themen Digitalisierung, Technologie, Startups und Klimaschutz. Die Themen sind als vertiefende Gespräche zu aktuellen News, die es bei Tech & Nature und  Trending Topics zu lesen gibt.

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