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The go-to podcast trusted by fund managers, founders and operators in crypto and DeFi.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), full-time crypto investor and General Partner at Spartan Capital, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Not financial advice.

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The go-to podcast trusted by fund managers, founders and operators in crypto and DeFi.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), full-time crypto investor and General Partner at Spartan Capital, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Not financial advice.

    Is the Crypto Bear Market Here? A Discussion on Probabilistic Thinking - Jordi Alexander, Selini Capital, Ep. 181

    Is the Crypto Bear Market Here? A Discussion on Probabilistic Thinking - Jordi Alexander, Selini Capital, Ep. 181

    With uncertain macro headwinds ahead and liquidity expected to tighten - can crypto still thrive as an asset class?
    To prepare investors and founders alike for what might be choppy times ahead, I’m excited to chat with Jordi Alexander, CIO at Selini Capital and veteran trader to discuss:
    Stages of a crypto market cycle Why 2022 is unlikely to be bear market, but... Opportunities Jordi is paying attention to Positioning into 2022 Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
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    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary 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

    • 45 min
    How to Solve the Apathy Problem in DAOs with Governance Mining - Jacob Phillips, Polychain Capital, Ep. 180

    How to Solve the Apathy Problem in DAOs with Governance Mining - Jacob Phillips, Polychain Capital, Ep. 180

    A must-listen for those interested in or working in DAOs!
    Many are skeptical about whether groups of people without traditional org structures can truly collaborate.
    To discuss how to scale DAOs to the next level, I’m joined by Jacob Phillips, researcher at Polychain Capital to discuss:
    How much should DAOs spend on hiring? What is governance mining and how can DAOs do it? What are some DAOs that scaled well, some that didn’t? Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
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    PARASWAP is the best place to trade your tokens and get the best price in DeFi today. Get started on paraswap.io/blockcrunch
    NOTIONAL: Borrow & lend at fixed rates for up to 1 year, or contribute liquidity to earn interest, fees, & NOTE token incentives with notional.finance
    HBAR FOUNDATION: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary 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

    • 45 min
    Everything You Need to Know About P2E Guilds - Peter Ing, BlockchainSpace founder, Ep. 179

    Everything You Need to Know About P2E Guilds - Peter Ing, BlockchainSpace founder, Ep. 179

    Crypto guilds - entities that sponsor play-to-earn gamers in return for game earnings, have exploded in size.
    With multiple guilds trading north of $1B in valuation and a long tail of 4,000+ guilds servicing millions of daily active users, Peter Ing, founder of BlockchainSpace, is seeking to build a hub to manage all of them. We discuss:
    Difference between "Micro guilds" vs. "macro guilds" Painpoints facing P2E guilds today Are guilds in crypto overly reliant on Axie Infinity? Roadmap to 20,000 guilds Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
    ------------ Sponsors -------------
    PARASWAP is the best place to trade your tokens and get the best price in DeFi today. Get started on paraswap.io/blockcrunch NOTIONAL: Borrow & lend at fixed rates for up to 1 year, or contribute liquidity to earn interest, fees, & NOTE token incentives with notional.finance HBAR FOUNDATION: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary 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

    • 44 min
    Why This Top Selling Metal Band is Using NFTs to Engage Fans - Synyster Gates, Lead Guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold, Ep. 178

    Why This Top Selling Metal Band is Using NFTs to Engage Fans - Synyster Gates, Lead Guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold, Ep. 178

    Avenged Sevenfold has sold 8M records globally, wrote theme songs for popular video games, and was even nominated for a Grammy. But issuing their own NFT? That’s probably the last thing their fans expected!
    Today, I’m joined by celebrated guitarist Synyster Gates to discuss Avenged’s “Deathbat” NFT. We chat about:
    How to use NFTs to engage fans How Web 3 can disrupt royalties and streaming Embracing innovation as a metal band Syn’s personal journey in crypto Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
    ------------ Sponsors -------------
    PARASWAP is the best place to trade your tokens and get the best price in DeFi today. Get started on paraswap.io/blockcrunch
    NOTIONAL: Borrow & lend at fixed rates for up to 1 year, or contribute liquidity to earn interest, fees, & NOTE token incentives with notional.finance
    HEDERA HASHGRAPH: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary 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

    • 51 min
    Utopia Labs: "We Will Let Anyone, Anywhere to Participate in DAOs" - Kaito Cunningham, Alexander Wu, Ep. 177

    Utopia Labs: "We Will Let Anyone, Anywhere to Participate in DAOs" - Kaito Cunningham, Alexander Wu, Ep. 177

    DAOs have grown 660% in the past 2 years, with ~1M DAO members globally controlling over $17B in treasury assets.
    Surprisingly, there isn’t a a platform to manage DAOs financially...until now.
    Utopia Labs, fresh off a raise from Coinbase, is building the OS for DAOs.
    We discuss:
    Employees vs. contractors: what type of labor do DAOs need? Major players in the DAO infra space Why Web 2 incumbents (Gusto, Stripe) can’t compete in Web 3 Secrets of onboarding DAOs Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
    ------------ Sponsors -------------
    PARASWAP is the best place to trade your tokens and get the best price in DeFi today. Get started on paraswap.io/blockcrunch
    NOTIONAL: Borrow & lend at fixed rates for up to 1 year, or contribute liquidity to earn interest, fees, & NOTE token incentives with notional.finance
    HEDERA HASHGRAPH: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary 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

    • 32 min
    $400M Heist: The Largest Vampire Attack in DeFi - Connor Howe, Co-Founder of Enso, Ep. 176

    $400M Heist: The Largest Vampire Attack in DeFi - Connor Howe, Co-Founder of Enso, Ep. 176

    Enso, a DeFi project allowing users to create their own index funds, is launching a vampire attack against 6 projects.
    By providing incentives for users of other products to port over, Enso is planning to "steal" over $400M in deposits from rival protocols.
    Will this work? Co-founder Connor Howe joins me in discussing:
    How to pull off a vampire attack The future of social and gamefied investing What vampire attacks mean for open source innovation Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
    ------------ Sponsors -------------
    PARASWAP is the best place to trade your tokens and get the best price in DeFi today. Get started on paraswap.io/blockcrunch
    NOTIONAL: Borrow & lend at fixed rates for up to 1 year, or contribute liquidity to earn interest, fees, & NOTE token incentives with notional.finance
    HBAR FOUNDATION: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary 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

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