Bill Hunter: Hacking the Stock Market with Emojis and Catch Phrases
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“You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it. You've got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you”


-- Gordon Gekko; Wall Street, Oliver Stone, 1987



We’re stepping outside the normal conventions of cybersecurity for this one. Matt Stephenson welcomes in Advent Technologies President and CFO Bill Hunter to discuss the recent madness in the stock market. When Redditors started flexing their ability to move markets with tools like rocket emojis and a lexicon that brought “tendies” and “diamond hands” to the common language… was that a Hack? Take a listen and decide for your self.



About William Hunter





William Hunter is Chief Financial Officer & Director at Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. He is on the Board of Directors at American Battery Metals Corp. (Nevada), AMCI Euro-Holdings BV, Ridley Terminals, Inc. and Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. Mr. Hunter was previously employed as a President, CEO, CFO & Director by AMCI Acquisition Corp., a Managing Director by Dahlman Rose & Co. LLC, a Vice President by BMO Nesbitt Burns, Inc. (US), an Associate by NatWest Markets Equity Corp., a Financial Analyst by KPMG LLP, a Principal by Jefferies LLC, and a Principal by TD Securities (USA) LLC. He also served on the board at Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Teneo Capital LLC. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, an MBA from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and an MBA from DePaul University



About Matt Stephenson






Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts me in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. I am the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.


I have spent the last 10 years in the world of Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Since 2016, I have been with Cylance (now BlackBerry) extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to network security, can wrong-foot the bad guys. Prior to the COVID shutdown, I was on the road over 100 days a year doing live malware demonstrations for audiences from San Diego to DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Singapore to Sydney. One of the funniest things I've ever been a part of was blowing up a live instance of NotPetya 6 hours after the news broke... in Washington DC... directly across the street from FBI HQ... as soon as we activated it a parade of police cars with sirens blaring roared past the building we were in. I'm pretty they weren't there for us, but you never know...


Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, I get to interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the world of cybersecurity and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes, that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund of a national economy.


InSecurity is about talking with the people who build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to make the world go round...



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