The Future is Digital – Derek Urben
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Derek Urben

CFO & Director of Business Development at Coinigy

Record Date:  6/19/18


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  1. Derek’s Backstory
  2. Coinigy
  3. Crypto Exchanges
  4. bitcoin compared to Gold & Silver
  5. bitcoin NVT Ratio
  6. bitcoin Mining
  7. ICO’s

Rapid Fire:

Q. Who has impacted your life the most and why?
A. My father, taught me everything I ever needed to know in my mind

Q. What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to overcome in the financial services industry?
A. Stress of working in FinTech and the risk that any morning you could wake up with a regulation or a competitor that could wipe you out

Q. How has your trading evolved over the years?
A. I rarely trade anymore

Q. What resource do you spend the most time on?
A. Bloomberg, Reddit, & Medium

Q. What’s your favorite book about trading or the markets?
A. Fooled by Randomness

Q. What’s your favorite movie or T.V show about trading or the markets?
A. Big Short

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received about trading or the markets?
A. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott

Q. If you can give a piece of advice to new people interested in getting involved in the trading or the markets, what would it be?
A. Be able to teach a subject matter before investing in it

Q. If you weren’t in crypto you’d be doing what?
A. Trying to get into crypto

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Futures Radio is a weekly talk show hosted by 18-year futures veteran and CME member Anthony Crudele, an ex-pit trader and one of the first to trade the E-Mini S&P. Each week Anthony talks with traders, CEOs, and other proven market participants about relevant trading and investing information.
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