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Hosts Tom Shaughnessy, Kevin Kelly, Piers Kicks and Yan Liberman's research conversations with the top names in crypto and blockchain

The Delphi Podcast Tom Shaughnessy

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Hosts Tom Shaughnessy, Kevin Kelly, Piers Kicks and Yan Liberman's research conversations with the top names in crypto and blockchain

    Sunayna Tuteja from TD Ameritrade: The Next Wave of Bitcoin Investors

    Sunayna Tuteja from TD Ameritrade: The Next Wave of Bitcoin Investors

    Macro Matters host Kevin Kelly sits down with Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade. In this conversation, Sunayna and Kevin discuss:
    Consensus among traditional investors and sentiment towards Bitcoin and digital assets.
    The growing demand among RIAs to understand Bitcoin and its potential role in a multi-asset portfolio context.
    The rise of DeFi and digital assets as a kind of “Mayday” event.
    The importance of explaining the “how to” when it comes to education as crypto starts to seep into mainstream conversation.
    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.
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    Show Notes
    (2:21)    –  TDA’s stance on Digital Assets
    (7:29)    –  The rise of Digital Assets and DeFi leading to the next Mayday event
    (13:23)    –  DeFi as a multidisciplinary ecosystem
    (15:20)    –  TD’s core client & the demographic of TD’s target audience
    (22:40)    –  TD’s Clients, struggles with Digital Assets Space concepts
    (27:47)    –  The growth in Bitcoin and digital asset interest among traditional investors
    (33:12)    –  The mainstream movement
    (39:09)    –  The biggest deterrents still holding investors back & the necessary tools still needed to accelerate widespread adoption
    (44:29)    –  Importance of education & what we in the crypto community can do to better inform traditional investors and RIAs of the opportunities and risks in this space
    (49:18)   –   Closing thoughts
    Resources:
    Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Sunayna?s=20
    Guest’s Website: https://twitter.com/TDAmeritrade?s=20
    Kevin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevin_kelly_II
    Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi
    More
    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8
    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/
    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 

    • 50 min
    Colin and ZX: A Technical Dive Into Filecoin’s Tokeneconomics

    Colin and ZX: A Technical Dive Into Filecoin’s Tokeneconomics

    Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Colin Evran (Ecosystem Lead at Protocol Labs) and ZX (Cryptoeconomics Lead At Protocol Labs) for a technical deep dive into the cryptoeconomics of Filecoin’s native token (FIL). 
    The trio discusses the use cases for Filecoin, the minting mechanism (simple and baseline minting), storage pledges (initial pledge and consensus pledges), issuance, reward locks, token distribution, FIP changes, and more. 
    View Full Transcript here: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-and-zx-a-technical-dive-into-filecoins-tokeneconomics-video-and-transcript/
     
    We previously had Colin on to discuss Filecoin overall: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-evran-filecoin-ushers-in-a-new-generation-of-cloud-storage/
    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.
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    Resources:
    Colin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinevran
    Zx’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/zixuanzh
    Guest’s Website: https://filecoin.io/
    Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119
    Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi
    More
    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8
    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/
    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 

    • 42 min
    TokenTax’s Zac and Alex: The Ultimate Crypto Tax Deep Dive

    TokenTax’s Zac and Alex: The Ultimate Crypto Tax Deep Dive

    Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Alex Miles and Zac McClure, the co-founders of TokenTax. The team answers our most nuanced crypto tax questions and get into detail on how the founders are scaling their tax software. This was a must-listen episode for anyone filling their crypto taxes.
    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.
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    Show Notes
    (1:35)    –  (First Question)  Token Tax Background
    (3:39)    –  How hard it was to do Crypto Taxes in past years
    (6:28)    –  Main reasons people come to Token Tax
    (7:56)    –  Token Tax, does it reduce Audits
    (12:27)    –  Minimization, a new option to calculate tax burden
    (18:12)    –  Is a complex Tax Code good for business
    (24:10)    –  Insights about Tax Loss Harvesting going into New Year
    (28:52)    –  What’s behind integrating New DeFi Platforms
    (30:30)    –  Tax implications of staking ETH 2.0 (*)
    (33:27)    –  Inside Token Tax and Active Aggregators
    (36:00)    –  Rebasing coins (*)
    (37:57)    –  How are rug pulls accounted for (*)
    (39:58)    –  Implications on moving from BTC to WBTC (*)
    (41:09)    –  Biggest Mistakes that the average Crypto Investor makes with their Taxes (*)
     
    (*) questions posed by our Delphi Twitter members
    Resources:
    Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TokenTax
    Guest’s Website: https://tokentax.co/
    Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119
    Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi
    More
    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8
    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/
    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 

    • 45 min
    Helium’s Frank Mong: Scaling to 1M Nodes, Capping HNT Supply and 5G/WiFi Plans

    Helium’s Frank Mong: Scaling to 1M Nodes, Capping HNT Supply and 5G/WiFi Plans

    Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Frank Mong, the COO of Helium. The two discuss Helium’s plans to grow nodes from ~12K much higher and globally, HIP20 which will hard cap supply while allowing the network to run and future plans of WiFi and 5G. We previously covered Helium in a post in December 2019.
    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.
    Thank you to our sponsor Delta Exchange! Delta Exchange is one of the leading crypto derivatives exchange; offering Futures, Perps, Interest Rate Swaps, Calendar Spreads and Options on Bitcoin and over 40 Altcoins. Start trading within 30 seconds: www.delta.exchange
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    Show Notes
    (1:38)   –  (First Question)  What is Helium Network
    (2:50)    –  Helium’s Incentive Structure
    (6:40)    –  Insights about Helium’s community
    (13:39)    –   HNT and crypto
    (21:10)    –   How do you think people will interact with Helium
    (24:28)    –   Helium now has 12000 nodes
    (28:20)    –   If you want to drive demand you need to have the network available
    (29:40)    –   Global wireless networks
    (30:52)    –   Status of HIP 20
    (35:35)    –   Insights about Helium’s Usage
    (39:25)    –   Incentivizing the community
    (42:17)    –   Helium biggest Risks
    (46:42)    –   Helium, a network that could provide 5G network coverage around the world
    Resources:
    Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fmong
    Guest’s Website: https://twitter.com/Helium
    Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119
    Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi
    More
    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8
    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/
    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 

    • 49 min
    3LAU and Cooper Turley: Audius Is Reinventing Music Streaming

    3LAU and Cooper Turley: Audius Is Reinventing Music Streaming

    Tom Shaughnessy hosts 3LAU and Cooper Turley who came on the pod to discuss Audius 🎶
    We discussed how Audius is completely reinventing music streaming - granting content creators and the majority of revenue and control over the platform and distribution.
    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Join today to get our interviews, first!
    Thank you to our sponsor Delta Exchange! Delta Exchange is one of the leading crypto derivatives exchange; offering Futures, Perps, Interest Rate Swaps, Calendar Spreads and Options on Bitcoin and over 40 Altcoins. Start trading within 30 seconds: www.delta.exchange
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    Show Notes
    (1:47)    –  Audius, a music streaming protocol built on Ethereum
    (5:30)    –  Key differences between Audius and the traditional Music industry
    (7:51)    –  Largest issues in Traditional Music
    (12:30)    –  How decentralized is Audius / Governance module
    (15:45)    –  Insights about artists opting out of Spotify and Youtube
    (17:53)    –  Audius now has A million users
    (19:28)    –  Audius process for artists and users
    (23:10)    –  Insights about how Spotify will compete in streaming market
    (25:48)    –  Audius NFTs
    (29:35)    –  What Audius do differently for fans
    (31:12)    –  What does Audius need to attract Spotify’s users
    (31:50)    –  New ways to access the audience
    (34:18)    –  What’s the plan for distributing the large percent of tokens held by the insiders (*)
    (35:38)    –  How do you stop people from sharing music that doesn’t belong to them (*)
     
    (*) questions posed by our Delphi Institutional Chat members
    Resources:
    3LAU’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/3LAU
    Cooper’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa
    Audius Website: https://audius.co/
    Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119
    Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi
    More
    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8
    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/
    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    • 37 min
    Red from Harvest Finance: Scaling A Community To Match $1B In TVL At Its Height

    Red from Harvest Finance: Scaling A Community To Match $1B In TVL At Its Height

    Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Red, a community manager at Harvest Finance.
    Harvest automatically farms the highest yields in DeFi. We chatted reaching $1B in TVL at its height, scaling a community over time, competition between aggregators, the recent hack and more! 🧑‍🌾
    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Join today to get our interviews, first!
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    Show Notes
    (1:31)    – (First Question)  Red or Redemption
    (2:05)    – Harvest Finance, an automated Yield Farming platform
    (5:00)    – Harvest’s Backend Walkthrough
    (6:22)    – A road from 0 to 500 million in deposits
    (12:21)    – What makes Harvest so appealing / Harvest’s Target
    (16:01)    – Insights about technical debt with crypto projects
    (20:18)    – Incentivize people to create vs automatic Yield Farming passive investors
    (36:30)    – What projects would Red like to have in Harvest
    (26:00)    – What Farmholders are receiving / Farm Token
    (31:35)    – What is Grain Token / What the model is for (*)
    (36:30)    – Insights about Hacking risks
    (40:50)    – Does Red know who the Hacker is (*)
     
    (*) questions posed by our Delphi Institutional Chat members
    Resources:
    Guests Twitter:  https://twitter.com/smokatokey
    Harvest’s Website: https://twitter.com/harvest_finance
    Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119
    Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi
    More
    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8
    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/
    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    • 43 min

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