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Host Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto's most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the crypto movement truly came to be.

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Host Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto's most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the crypto movement truly came to be.

    The Digitization of Society with Fred Jin and Kenzi Wang

    The Digitization of Society with Fred Jin and Kenzi Wang

    My guests today are Fred Jin and Kenzi Wang the Co-founders of the Cere Network. Cere Network is the first Decentralized Data Cloud platform optimized for service data integration and data collaboration. Cere aims to be more ethical, more efficient and more interoperable than any of its centralized counterparts. Fred is the co-founder and CEO of the Cere Network. Prior to Founding Cere, Fred is a Silicon Valley vetern, being in the valley since ‘93, he most recently co-founded 50cubes, a Tencent backed gaming company. He was also early at Bebo, and was instrumental in them being acquired for $850 million by AOL. Prior to co-founding Cere, Kenzi Wang was Partner at AU21 capital, a US VC investment firm, before jumping all into crypto by working for Huobi as their Vice-President. Our conversation focuses on how data integration and data collaboration leads to actionable insights for your business, regardless of what sector it is in. We discuss how the Cere Network helps brands build direct relationships with their supporters, why decentralizing Data storage is an ideal way to remove friction within the system, how Cere's DDC platform will help unlock the true potential of social tokens and digital collectibles by integrated them within fan experiences in novel ways, Data Privacy and Data Emancipation, the digitization of society, if we are living through an inflection point in the industry, and much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Fred Jin Kenzi Wang.
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    YIELD
    With a market so new and so powerful, it goes without saying that investment opportunities are everywhere, with sometimes the potential for astonishing returns. Yield filters through all defi investments, consolidated gas fees, and only invests in a select few to generate up to 20% APY, which more than double what you could earn from the top lending services in the space. Check them out at https://on.yield.app/charlie
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    COSMOS
    Visit Cosmos to learn about the Cosmos Hub and how it's the port city for blockchains across the world. Cosmos can bridge the siloed blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, to ensure your liquidity on any chain can be used anywhere. Find new staking opportunities and applications, or build your own, at cosmos.network
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    Paraswap
    If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out paraswap.io/untold-stories. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. 
    *terms and conditions apply
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    • 48 min
    Hard Money, Liberty and Crypto Loans with Shawn Owen

    Hard Money, Liberty and Crypto Loans with Shawn Owen

    My guest today is my friend Shawn Owen, CEO of Equa. Equa is the leading one-stop-shop software solution for frictionless organization, integrated in a company's current workflow. From seed to fruition, Equa helps businesses form, raise, and grow by minimizing the chaos and pains of being an entrepreneur and business owner. Before founding Equa, Shawn has been heavily involved in the Crypto space. He is widely known for being an early Bitcoin advocate and pioneer in the crypto-backed lending space, which was deployed in 2017 as the company SALT launched the first Bitcoin-backed loan products. Shawn is a proven business founder with two decades of experience in leadership and enterprise operations, focused on innovation, product delivery, and consumer satisfaction. In our conversation, we discuss the evolution of the crypto community, Shawn's journey in the crypto space, Proof-of-Brain, what is true decentralization, DAOs, new ways of building trust and much more.


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    NEXO
    Crypto banking just got real with Nexo. Get cryptо credit from just 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% interest on crypto, stablecoins & fiat, swap assets on their brand new integrated exchange, and much more all conveniently wrapped in a single wallet interface. Sign up for free at nexo.io. Download the Nexo Wallet App on Google Play or the App Store .
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    KAVA
    Kava.io is a leading DeFi platform trusted by Binance, Huobi, Kraken, Okex and Chainlink. Learn more at kava.io
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    • 56 min
    Exploring Comosland with Peng Zhong

    Exploring Comosland with Peng Zhong

    My guest today is my friend Peng Zhong, the CEO of Tendermint. Peng has a background in interaction design and front-end engineering, he focuses on guiding blockchain technology across the chasm to the mainstream. Tendermint is a core contributor to the Cosmos Network and they are building some of the most powerful tools for distributed networks. Cosmos is an ever-expanding ecosystem of interoperable and sovereign blockchain apps and services, built for a decentralized future. At Tendermint, Peng mentors an incredible team that builds tools that improve the UX of blockchain for both developers and end-users. He also advises founders on building sustainable blockchain businesses.We do a deep dive into Cosmos and Cosmosland. In our conversation, we cover L1 maximalism vs pluralism, the importance of interoperability and recent launch of the IBC on Cosmos Hub, and how crypto has found product market fit and it's about scaling. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Peng Zhong.
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    YIELD
    With a market so new and so powerful, it goes without saying that investment opportunities are everywhere, with sometimes the potential for astonishing returns. Yield filters through all defi investments, consolidated gas fees, and only invests in a select few to generate up to 20% APY, which more than double what you could earn from the top lending services in the space. Check them out at https://on.yield.app/charlie
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    COSMOS
    Visit Cosmos to learn about the Cosmos Hub and how it's the port city for blockchains across the world. Cosmos can bridge the siloed blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, to ensure your liquidity on any chain can be used anywhere. Find new staking opportunities and applications, or build your own, at cosmos.network
    –––
    Paraswap
    If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out paraswap.io/untold-stories. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. 
    *terms and conditions apply
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    • 41 min
    We are all Bitcoiners, with Nic Carter

    We are all Bitcoiners, with Nic Carter

    My guest today is my friend Nic Carter, a partner at Castle Island Ventures and the cofounder of blockchain data aggregator Coinmetrics.io. Castle Island Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm exclusively focused on public blockchains. Prior to founding Castle Island, he served as Fidelity Investments’ first cryptoasset analyst. This is a must listen for everyone whether you are an OGs or a crypto noobie. In our conversation, we break down Bitcoin, Venture Investing in the Crypto Space, Nic's experience being Fidelity's first crypto analyst, Nic's dispels the environmental FUD surrounding Bitcoin and much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Nic Carter.

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    Legacy of Dead
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    NEXO
    Crypto banking just got real with Nexo. Get cryptо credit from just 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% interest on crypto, stablecoins & fiat, swap assets on their brand new integrated exchange, and much more all conveniently wrapped in a single wallet interface. Sign up for free at nexo.io. Download the Nexo Wallet App on Google Play or the App Store .
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    KAVA
    Kava.io is a leading DeFi platform trusted by Binance, Huobi, Kraken, Okex and Chainlink. Learn more at kava.io
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    • 49 min
    Why Information is the ultimate currency with Dovey Wan

    Why Information is the ultimate currency with Dovey Wan

    My guest today is Dovey Wan, one of the founding partners of Primitive Ventures. Dovey is an American investor, founder, mentor and advisor, crypto-analyst, and trader. She's currently the managing partner at Primitive Ventures and is on the n Advisory Board at CoinDesk. Dovey began her career at eBay, where she spent almost four years working as Data Science Engineer, Senior Business Analyst, and Product Manager. In our conversation, we discuss the concept of a currency and how the definition is changing, we also cover the rise of information arbitrage, the growth of innovation in Asia, the Blocksize Wars, and much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dovey Wan. 

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    YIELD
    With a market so new and so powerful, it goes without saying that investment opportunities are everywhere, with sometimes the potential for astonishing returns. Yield filters through all defi investments, consolidated gas fees, and only invests in a select few to generate up to 20% APY, which more than double what you could earn from the top lending services in the space. Check them out at https://on.yield.app/charlie
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    COSMOS
    Visit stargate.cosmos.network to learn about the Cosmos Hub and how it's the port city for blockchains across the world. Cosmos can bridge the siloed blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, to ensure your liquidity on any chain can be used anywhere. Find new staking opportunities and applications, or build your own, at stargate.cosmos.network.
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    Paraswap
    If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out paraswap.io/untold-stories. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. 
    *terms and conditions apply
    –––
    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    • 50 min
    Are NFTs the ICOs of 2020? with David Gokhshtein

    Are NFTs the ICOs of 2020? with David Gokhshtein

    My guest today is David Gokhshtein. Davis is one of the leading marketers in the crypto space. David began Gokhshtein Media in 2012, the company behind Hodlgang, a community based platform that consists of fundamental market analysis, real time market updates and upcoming cryptocurrency events. He was also the host Gokhshtein Unfiltered and Blockchain Breakfast and is a member and contributing writer for the Forbes Finance Council. We discuss NFTs and various use-cases other than art, the growing hype surrounding digital collectibles and art, the parallels it has to the 2017 ICO bubble, the influence of social media on crypto's culture, and much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with David Gokhshtein.

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    Legacy of Dead
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    NEXO
    Crypto banking just got real with Nexo. Get cryptо credit from just 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% interest on crypto, stablecoins & fiat, swap assets on their brand new integrated exchange, and much more all conveniently wrapped in a single wallet interface. Sign up for free at nexo.io. Download the Nexo Wallet App on Google Play or the App Store .
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    KAVA
    Kava.io is a leading DeFi platform trusted by Binance, Huobi, Kraken, Okex and Chainlink. Learn more at kava.io
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    • 38 min

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