Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Jan 23, 2020
Jake Brukhman, Founder of Coinfund: How to Become an Angel Investor, Bitcoin Voting Theory & Governance Models, and Scalability
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Charlie Shrem interviews Jake Brukhman, the founder and managing director of Coinfund, the longest running VC fund in the crypto space operating since 2015. He shares how they didn’t even consider smart contracts in the beginning, only digital assets. Jake thinks we’re still very early in the crypto space and that radical innovation will require governance and regulation to get to market. He shares how VC funds operate and how they invest. He also explains the advantages and disadvantages of proof of work, proof of stake and DAG structured projects like IOTA and Hashgraph. Charlie and Jake also talk about how different projects are approaching scalability solutions. Jake believes there will be a boom in app dedicated chains in the future and discuss the reasons for that. They also elaborate on voting theory and different governance systems in and out of the crypto industry. Last but not least, Jake discusses how great projects can be hampered by unfair distribution.

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Bitpanda is a fintech based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2014 by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology. Bitpanda’s mission is to tear down the barriers to investing and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and 120 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider license, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. Users can currently trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, gold and over 20 other digital assets.

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Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.

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Bitcoin & Crypto Trading: Ledger Cast
Bitcoin & Crypto Trading: Ledger Cast
Brian Krogsgard, Josh Olszewicz
How to play the Bitcoin bull market
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. _The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying._ In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss the breakout in bitcoin, how we are playing it in spot and on margin, and what we expect for altcoins. We also discuss the news of the week around PayPal entering crypto.Links * PayPal enters crypto * PayPal buying BitGo Find Josh and Brian elsewhere * Josh’s articles on Brave New Coin * Josh’s YouTube channel * Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom * Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus _Music: “Oh, the chains” by __Joel Madison Blount_Partner: Matcha We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.Bonus: Fantasy Status Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues: * Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity * DragonChain: Blockchain scaled * Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
1 hr 5 min
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Building a Better Ethereum with Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network
Building a Better Ethereum with Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network To say Ethereum has issues is an understatement. While Vitalik’s little project that could soldiers forth with massive adoption and equally massive uncertainty, other blockchains have surfaced which fix many of the problems inherent in the current Ethereum code. In this episode, we welcome Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network to the show to discuss some of the alternatives and how they are leveraging the power of Ethereum and Constellation to build a better ethereum. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/455 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook: /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyaw Facebook Mastermind Group: /BadCrypto LinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubya Instagram: @BadCryptoPodcast Email: badcryptopodcast[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: SEVEN-OH-8-88FIVE- 90THIRTY DONATE CRYPTO TO THE SHOW: If you'd like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to The Bad Crypto Podcast, feel free to send copious amounts to the following locations: $BTC: Bitcoin: 3GMgCH4dFUHSLdrPnLwEsfKPVnLnoGbzGZ $ETH Ethereum: 0x1ccE8A04fa6743eD1D24cA063c7543D43B42F328 $LTC Litecoin: LavXqTWVHebEgVhBXdg3Hue3xEAmgtxLgr $DOGE Dogecoin: DMngvNMX1U8Sg8PkDjCC3UTS8Mmn9RqTP5 DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research. Joel Comm and Travis Wright are NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency. We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS. Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt. You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations. Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 min
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
Bringing Bitcoin and Ethereum Together with Chris Spadafora, Founder of Badger DAO
Chris Spadafora happened to work a sales job right above the original Bitcoin Center in NYC, long before Bitcoin hit the mainstream.  A combination of luck, motivation and destiny landed Chris deep in the Bitcoin community, eventually leading to him to develop his own project in the DeFi space. With a passion for both Ethereum and Bitcoin, Chris extricated himself from the tribal crypto war and designed Badger DAO to connect the two largest cryptos in a cooperative manner. Scott Melker and Chris Spadafora further discussed working above the OG Bitcoin Center, professional bodybuilding, the life of a salesman, breaking a regimented routine, discovering true happiness on vacation, the 4-hour work week, building on Ethereum, designing a DAO, PayPal in the crypto space, food coins, charity poker, wrapped Bitcoin, a new financial system and more. --- VOYAGER This episode is brought to you by Voyager, your new favorite crypto broker. Trade crypto fast and commission-free the easy way. Earn up to 9.5% interest on top coins with no lockups and no limits. Download the Voyager app and use code “SCOTT25” to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you create your account. --- ELECTRONEUM Electroneum, has gained widespread adoption providing a mobile-first payment solution to the world's unbanked, attracting more than 4M users worldwide in less than three years. They have since launched a new freelance marketplace, AnyTask.com, which is providing thousands of freelancers the opportunity to sell their services to buyers globally, without the need of a bank account. Learn more at Electroneum.com. --- If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io
59 min
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_454 - The Last Word on Bitcoin's Energy Consumption [Nic Carter]
"If your local energy cost is effectively zero but you cannot sell your energy anywhere, the existence of a global buyer for energy is a godsend." - Nic Carter What do all the "boiling oceans" alarmist miss about the nature & incentives of Bitcoin's energy consumption? Can we determine anything meaningful about Bitcoin's energy use by looking at the state of mining today, and the trends leading us into the future? Today we read a great piece from CoinDesk by the many times Bitcoin Audible author Nic Carter, on the fallacies of the general thinking, why Bitcoin gets picked on, & the simple thing the complainers could do to solve it. Nic Carter's "The Last Word on Bitcoin's Energy Consumption": https://www.coindesk.com/the-last-word-on-bitcoins-energy-consumption?amp=1 Other excellent pieces by Nic Carter available in audio: A Most Peaceful Revolution: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_293---A-Most-Peaceful-Revolution-Nic-Carter-e5bfpm The Cat is Out of the Bag: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_340---The-Cat-is-Out-of-the-Bag-Nic-Carter-ea6ffl Don't Fear the Reaper: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_436---Dont-Fear-the-Reaper-Nic-Carter-ej3h3l Unpacking Bitcoin's Assurances: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_281---Unpacking-Bitcoins-Assurances-Nic-Carter-e4sn3r If you would like to support the show & be a part of the anointed Satoshi's Audionauts, become a patron at Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy! This show wouldn't be possible without all the incredible supporters of my work, and I cannot thank you guys enough! And a thanks to Hexa Wallet for a great, non-custodial, seedless, multi-factor and multi-account mobile wallet that's great for a whole range of users, experienced and new to the space! Check them out at Hexawallet.io --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
47 min
Swan Signal - A Bitcoin Podcast
Swan Signal - A Bitcoin Podcast
Swan Bitcoin
Building on Bitcoin - Will Reeves and Yan Pritzker - E35
Will Reeves of Fold App and Yan Pritzker of Swan Bitcoin join us to talk about building on Bitcoin, the future of the Bitcoin industry, and the Brave New Card everyone's excited about. Sign up for the new sats back card from Fold here: https://foldapp.com/cardConnect with Will on social media: https://twitter.com/wlrvs Summary: 0:00 Introduction 4:18 Growth of Bitcoin-only companies 9:50 Introduction to Fold App 17:00 Finding product-market fit 28:20 Corporate Bitcoin standard 37:44 Bitcoin's growing market cap and unit bias 46:01 Companies selling paper Bitcoin 56:37 Next big company to buy Bitcoin? 1:00:56 Endowments, pension funds, and governments buying Bitcoin 1:08:11 Is lightning ready? 1:13:20 Price predictions 1:21:45 Microstrategy earnings call 1:23:41 Closing Thoughts 1:27:50 Swan Force! Swan Signal Live pairs great guests for compelling discussions about Bitcoin and economics. Subscribe and turn on notifications to make sure you can join us live. We often work in questions and comments from the live chat! Subscribe to the podcast here: https://swansignalpodcast.com Connect with Swan on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwanBitcoin Telegram: https://t.me/swansignal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/swanbitcoin Connect with Yan on social media: https://twitter.com/skwp Swan Signal Live is a production of Swan Bitcoin, the best way to accumulate Bitcoin through automatic recurring buys at https://swanbitcoin.com. Get paid to recruit new Bitcoiners: https://swanbitcoin.com/enlist Get a FREE copy of "Inventing Bitcoin" ebook or audiobook: https://swanbitcoin.com/freebook
1 hr 32 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Data is the new oil - Ocean Protocol is building the data economy
Bruce Pon is the founder of Ocean Protocol. Ocean helps developers build marketplaces so that organizations can privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data. Ocean protocol is building the new data economy. Guest: Bruce Pon Why you should listen: Ocean protocol enables the monetization and tokenization of data. This gives power back to data owners, enabling them to gain value from their data and allow it to be used in ways that benefit the world. Pon says the data economy already exists but there are powerful gatekeepers such as the FAANG companies in the West, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent in China, and data publishers such as Bloomberg and Reuters. “The data economy is any economic value that can be created from the use of data,” says Pon. “It's all around us and it is potentially worth trillions. Data can be reused, optimized and improved over time. Data can be used in countless different ways for different purposes. So as the world goes digital, the potential to turn this data into something truly valuable is immense.” Key takeaway: There is a growing understanding that from a macro world level to an industry sector level, to the government and institutional level, to the city, to company, and the individual - all are data producing machines. We now have the tools to collect and analyze this data and there are huge learnings and breakthroughs that can be teased out of the data. This is what makes data incredibly valuable. Pon says that Ocean Protocol Version 3 is the culmination of all of the learnings from version 1 and 2. “The space has advanced a lot since we began building in 2017,” he explained. “The architecture that we designed early on can now be simplified and optimized to integrate with the current state of the art. So with a light weight model we can integrate with the web 3.0 infrastructure and make full use of AMMs like Balancer and Uniswap to create data tokens. We always talked about turning data streams into value streams and it is now possible. We have the ability to create ERC20 tokens that represent data streams. The tokens can be used to access the data, and they can also be traded or speculated on. We can even create mutual data funds that can track various types of health data or automotive data for example. That's what Ocean enables.” Supporting links: Ocean Protocol Ocean Protocol on Twitter Bruce on Twitter 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.
43 min
The Token Metrics Podcast
The Token Metrics Podcast
Token Metrics
Nash Exchange (NASH) Price Prediction and Technical Analysis | Token Metrics Roundtable
Nash Exchange (NASH) price prediction and technical analysis. Sign up for Token Metrics at https://tokenmetrics.com Token Metrics Media LLC is a regular publication of information, analysis and commentary focused especially on blockchain technology and business, cryptocurrency, blockchain-based tokens, market trends, and trading strategies. Like the podcast to let us know you like the content! Sign up for Token Metrics at https://tokenmetrics.com ✔ Podcast: https://tokenmetrics.com/podcast ✔ Blog: https://blog.tokenmetrics.com/ ✔ Forum: https://forum.tokenmetrics.com/ Follow us on social media below: ► Telegram Alerts Channel: https://t.me/TokenMetrics ► Telegram Discussion Group: https://t.me/TokenMetricsDiscussion ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenmetricsinc ► Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenmetrics ► Facebook: https://facebook.com/tokenmetrics Token Metrics Media LLC does not provide individually tailored investment advice and does not take a subscriber’s or anyone’s personal circumstances into consideration when discussing investments; nor is Token Metrics Media LLC, registered as an investment adviser or broker-dealer in any jurisdiction. Information contained herein is not an offer or solicitation to buy, hold, or sell any security. The Token Metrics Media LLC team has advised and invested in many blockchain companies. A complete list of their advisory roles and current holdings can be viewed here: tokenmetrics.com/disclosures.
3 min
The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
LMAX's CEO breaks down the real impact of the U.K. crypto derivatives ban
The ban will take effect in January of next year, affecting crypto brokers, investment platforms, financial advisers and, of course, derivatives exchanges. But, David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group, said what the ban really does is effectively halve the leverage. The FCA had already limited leverage to retail customers to two to one, now it's one to one.   "You've banned derivatives, but actually you've just halved leverage. It's one to one rather than two to one. That's all that's really happened," said Mercer. "What they're saying to everyone, you can own crypto assets you just can't own it on leverage. " Still, Mercer said there is a duty in capital markets to protect retail investors and firms have a duty of care. LMAX Group is a regulated broker in the U.K. trading mostly spot, but clients still pass suitability tests indicating their understanding of the product. Working with regulators, even when you disagree with them — and Mercer said he does disagree with the ban — is key. Mercer laid out why he thinks the FCA took such an aggressive approach on this issue as well as its implications on this episode of The Scoop. He also touched on: Why normal corporate firms are beginning to set aside part of their balance sheets to bitcoin, and why Mercer says it's inevitable that bigger traditional funds begin allocating portions of their portfolio to bitcoin How the market responded to regulator cases against Bitmex  The implications of the FCA ban and how the regulator's influence might change by ignoring crypto stakeholders Why he thinks a significant bank will move into the marketplace in 2021 and what that will do for crypto.
45 min
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