Profit Maximalist
Profit Maximalist
Dec 10, 2019
Crypto Themes to Watch in 2020 w/ Su Zhu
Play • 55 min

Su Zhu is the CEO/CIO of Three Arrows Capital. In this episode we discuss Bitcoin volatility, S2F model, whether ETH can outperform, decentralized exchanges, and things to watch in 2020. This episode is presented by eToro: the worldwide leader in social trading. This show is also sponsored by Bybit exchange: the best place to trade BTC, ETH, XRP, and more with leverage.

The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
The Identity Dilemma - Selfkey is empowering individuals to take back ownership of their identity data
Edmund Lowell is the CEO of KYC-chain and the Selfkey network - a blockchain startup developing digital identity solutions that empower individuals to take back ownership of their identity data. Guest: Edmund Lowell Why you should listen: Everyone’s data is concentrated in the hands of a few large institutions. They store information about your browsing history, shopping habits, location data, bank statements, medical history, and more. With the growing threat of data breaches, and the loss of privacy - our information is increasingly at risk. One of the reasons for this is because rather than the individual controlling their data, it is instead tech companies and government databases that store data. This is at risk of being hacked and leaked. For example, last year hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger was data hacked. The data consisted of a list of one million email addresses, as well as a list of 272,000 individual customers, containing emails, phone numbers, and physical addresses. Those customers have since been targeted with phishing attempts by scammers sending fraudulent emails claiming that their "cryptocurrency assets are at risk", prompting them to download a fake version of Ledger Live that would then ask for the user's seed phrase. Key takeaway: Current identity systems have failed to deliver the most basic requirements for a successful identity system: security, privacy, ownership, access, protection, interoperability, or linked data portability to identity owners. SelfKey’s mission is to empower individuals to own, control, and manage their personal data; and to help businesses protect personal data entrusted to them by users, and stay compliant with privacy regulators. SelfKey envisions a safer world where individuals are freer because their personal data and privacy is protected and under their control. Supporting links: Selfkey Leverj Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
37 min
The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
'They start with bitcoin:' Polychain's Olaf Carlson-Wee believes big investors will turn their attention to DeFi
"They start with bitcoin. It is the easiest to understand." In the most recent episode of The Scoop, Olaf Carlson-Wee said that recent headlines about institutional investors making waves in the bitcoin market aren't surprising to him. Since he launched Polychain Capital in 2016, he's become familiar with new market entrants who start by exploring bitcoin and then ultimately make their way to other ecosystems.  "It isn't surprising that these big institutional investors are first getting involved with bitcoin," he said. "This is effectively electronic gold. Everyone can reason about gold and the value of gold in an easy way." From Anthony Scaramucci to Paul Tudor Jones, the bull case for bitcoin as digital gold has been all but cemented as a Wall Street talking point. Yet his interest in bitcoin will find its way to DeFi, Carlson-Wee argues. "Once you have $100 million of bitcoin, you might start to think how I could get yield on this bitcoin for example," he said. "A lot of the time the answer there is through on-chain financial contracts." Carlson-Wee also believes that interest in DeFi products and services will buck the example of the 2017 ICO bubble and be more long-lasting. As he put it during the interview: "The summer of ICOs was a summer, the summer of DeFi was just the beginning of multi-years of compounding growth. The financial engineering in DeFi, I think, at this point is inarguably moving faster than the financial engineering anywhere else in the world. The capital coordination is faster than anywhere else in the world. A lot of these DeFi protocols are bigger than IPOs—regularly. Despite that go regularly unnoticed and are hard to interact with. The user experience barriers here are very high and despite that we see significant traction in terms of volumes." Still, Olaf-Carlson Wee said DeFi market participants need to work out the UI problems that make platforms difficult to use. In this episode of The Scoop, Olaf Carlson-Wee digs into: The differences between the ICO boom and the current market rally How DEXs went from being irrelevant to facilitating billions of dollars in volumes Where DeFi goes next What he thinks about the upcoming Coinbase IPO YFI's recent proposal to increase inflation  Polychain's lessons learned from the previous 2017 cycle
46 min
The Blockchain Debate Podcast
The Blockchain Debate Podcast
Richard Yan
Motion: Tether has always been acting in bad faith (Bennett Tomlin vs. Larry Cermak, co-host: Patrick McKenzie)
Guests: *Bennett Tomlin (@bennetttomlin)* *Larry Cermak (@lawmaster)* Host: *Richard Yan (@gentso09) Patrick McKenzie (@patio11, special co-host) * Today’s motion is “Tether has always been acting in bad faith.” This topic is very relevant for today’s markets because Tether is simultaneously an incredibly important, if not the most important, source of on-ramp liquidity for crypto, and a controversial, legally-challenged, blackbox operation that make market participants worry about their undesirable dealings and, worse, imminent collapse. We previously had a similar debate on this with Matthew Graham from Sino Global Capital vs Cas Piancey, the independent crypto commentator and Tether skeptic. So definitely check that out. Today’s debaters are Larry from the Crypto publication and Bennett Tomlin, another crypto commentator and Tether skeptic. The episode was also co-hosted by Patrick McKenzie, who also did extensive independent research on Tether. If you’re into crypto and like to hear two sides of the story, be sure to also check out our previous episodes. We’ve featured some of the best known thinkers in the crypto space. If you would like to debate or want to nominate someone, please DM me at @blockdebate on Twitter. Please note that nothing in our podcast should be construed as financial advice. Source of select items discussed in the debate (and supplemental material): * Paper claiming unbacked Tether drove BTC price: * https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3195066 * Papers dispelling the above notion: * https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3175876 * https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3508006 * Patrick McKenzie comprehensive history of Tether: https://www.kalzumeus.com/2019/10/28/tether-and-bitfinex/ * Bennett Tomlin blog: https://bennettftomlin.com/ * The Block publication: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/ * Amy Caster Tether timeline: https://amycastor.com/2019/01/17/the-curious-case-of-tether-a-complete-timeline-of-events/ Guest bios: Bennett Tomlin regularly publishes articles about fraud in the crypto space via his blog. His dayjob is data scientist and fraud investigator in the pharmacy benefits area. Larry Cermak is Director of Research and Analysis at The Block, a crypto research, analysis and news outlet geared toward institutional investors. Patrick McKenzie is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur and commentator. He wrote a thorough recount of the Tether controversy on his personal website. Patrick works for the Internet at Stripe. All comments are his own.
1 hr 16 min
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns  | Industry Trends
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends
Jason Choi
Ponzi or Game Changer? Algorithmic Stablecoins Part II- Ben Simon, Mechanism Capital, Ep. 129
In Part 2 of our discussion about algorithmic stablecoins, we are joined once again by Mechanism Capital analyst Ben Simon(@benjaminsimon97) to break down: * Why some current algo stablecoins do not work * Projects in the vertical that Ben is bullish on * The investment opportunity for algo coins Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. ------------- Sponsors ------------- CRYPTO.COM: Crypto.com serves 5M+ customers today, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. The Crypto.com Visa Card gives you up to 8% cashback instantly, and 100% back on Spotify and Netflix. Get $25 worth of CRO when you download the Crypto.com App with code BLOCKCRUNCH and stake 5,000 CRO or more to reserve a metal card! BITTREX GLOBAL: You can now trade tokenized stocks like Google, Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba on Bittrex Global. Users can trade 24/7 globally, even purchase fractions of a share. Sign up now: https://global.bittrex.com/discover/tokenized-stocks. RADIX: Radix is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com ------------- Disclosures ------------- Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.
44 min
The Anita Posch Show: A Bitcoin Podcast
The Anita Posch Show: A Bitcoin Podcast
Anita Posch
Fereshteh Forough: Bitcoin in Afghanistan
My guest is Fereshteh Forough, she is the founder of “Code to Inspire”, which is the first coding school for women in Afghanistan. We will be talking about her journey and her learning’s from being a refugee, the general situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is one of the least developed nations in the world and of course about Bitcoin in Afghanistan and how it is used to support the female students of “Code to Inspire”. Topics: Fereshteh’s learning’s as a refugee Situation of women in Afghanistan Gender gap in STEM How Bitcoin can support the lives of women Bitcoin in Afghanistan Code to Inspire’s approach to economic equality ----------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution for your bitcoin. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ----------- Like it? My work is open and free to use. If you value my work and would like to send me a tip, they are always appreciated! Bitcoin: https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning: https://tippin.me/@AnitaPosch Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anitaposch Want more episodes? sorted by guest https://bitcoinundco.com/en/guests/ sorted by topic https://bitcoinundco.com/en/topics/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Anita's Weekly - the best stories in Bitcoin from my point of view: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
38 min
Bully Esquire
Bully Esquire
Crypto Bully | BlockWorks Group
Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All with Matthew Leising
Bully chats with Matthew Leising, Bloomberg journalist and the author of 'Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All'. Hear about the astonishing tale of the disappearance of $55 million worth of the cryptocurrency ether in June 2016. They also discuss the creation of the Ethereum blockchain from the mind of inventor Vitalik Buterin to the ragtag group of people he assembled around him to build the second-largest crypto universe after Bitcoin. ––– Node40 Buy, sell or exchange crypto this year? With NODE40, crypto-savvy investors can easily determine their tax obligation and report it accurately. This year, you’ll be required to report your crypto activity to the IRS. Whether you owe or have losses to claim, NODE40 allows you to file with confidence. NODE40... Bulletproof crypto tax reporting. Sign up today at node40.com/bully. ––– Gemini Gemini is a cryptocurrency platform that allows customers to buy, sell, and store more than 30 cryptos like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law.  Open a free account in under 3 minutes at gemini.com/bully. ––– Crypto.com Crypto.com serves 5M+ customers today, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings.  The Crypto.com Visa Card gives you up to 8% cashback instantly, and 100% back on Spotify and Netflix. Get $25 worth of CRO when you download the Crypto.com App with code BULLY and stake 5,000 CRO or more to reserve a metal card! ––– Listen on Apple. Listen on Spotify. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: http://blockworks.co.
58 min
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