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Cryptotesters invites the best crypto builders to discuss their projects.

    #12 Aave CEO Stani Kulechov On Creating the Worlds First Decentralized Money Lending Market

    #12 Aave CEO Stani Kulechov On Creating the Worlds First Decentralized Money Lending Market

    In this episode I am talking to Stani Kulechov from Aave protocol. Aave is a lending protocol built on Ethereum. I already had a crypto lending business on the show namely Nexo but Aave is completely different. It runs on smart contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain and is completely decentralized.

    I loved this episode because it clearly shows what protocols are and how they differ from traditional companies. We also talked about Aave’s roadmap, what he thinks about recent developments in the DeFi space and what is still missing for mainstream adoption and many more topics.

    Thanks to our sponsor Bitwala

    • 47 min
    #11 Zerion Founder Evgeny Yurtaev on creating the Best DeFi Dashboard

    #11 Zerion Founder Evgeny Yurtaev on creating the Best DeFi Dashboard

    In today's episode I talk to Evgeny Yurtaev, the founder of Zerion.

    Zerion is one of the products or tools I use almost on a daily basis. It embodies a lot of the best properties of Web3 and Ethereum.

    You can just connect any Ethereum wallet that you have in one click, and Zerion reads all the positions associated to your wallet address from the Blockchain. It displays them in a beautiful dashboard for you, which makes it super convenient to manage your funds.

    Try it out:

    https://zerion.io/

    • 45 min
    #10 Ben Jones CEO of Bitwala on the future of banks in a crypto-first world

    #10 Ben Jones CEO of Bitwala on the future of banks in a crypto-first world

    In this episode I talk to Benjamin Jones, the CEO of Bitwala. You probably know Bitwala by now as they have sponsored this podcast pretty much since the beginning. Bitwala is in a pretty unique position because they are both a bank and a crypto wallet.

    They are really between the two worlds.

    So I asked Ben for his thoughts on how these two worlds will co exist in the future. Because if you look at the world of Decenztralized Finance, the whole point is to remove banks. He had very interesting thoughts on this topic and how banks could adapt.

    • 57 min
    #9 Valiu Founder Simon Chamorro on using Cryptodollars for cross-border transfers and savings in Latin America

    #9 Valiu Founder Simon Chamorro on using Cryptodollars for cross-border transfers and savings in Latin America

    In this episode Simon Chamorro, founder of Valiu, talks about how his young startup tries to help the 1.7 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees living in Colombia send money back to their relatives in Venezuela. 

    Unfortunately, no international remittance company allows to send money into Venezuela. So Valiu uses Bitcoin to create a platform where users can transfer Colombian Pesos to Venezuelan Bolivares in less than an hour. Valiu also allows their users to hold synthetic cryptodollars that are backed by bitcoin in their Account, to protect themselves from inflation.

    • 51 min
    # 8 Wirex CEO Pavel Matveev on Crypto cards and Payments

    # 8 Wirex CEO Pavel Matveev on Crypto cards and Payments

    In this episode I talk to Pavel Matveev who is the CEO and Founder of Wirex. Wirex was the first company to launch a crypto card in 2015, thereby allowing bitcoin users to spend their cryptocurrency online or in store, pretty much anywhere where Visa is accepted.

    We talk about how Wirex grew from a simple idea to a company with more than 230 employees, offices in 7 locations all around the world and more than 3m customers.

    The story is quite fascinating as Pavel has been in the space for a long time and knows a lot about traditional finance.

    We also discuss Wirex’s plans to launch its own stable coins, why Wirex launched their own token, the Wirex token (WXT) which he thinks about as loyalty token on steroids and what they have planned for the future.

    • 58 min
    #7 F2Pool Global Director Thomas Heller, On the Future of the Crypto Mining Industry

    #7 F2Pool Global Director Thomas Heller, On the Future of the Crypto Mining Industry

    Thomas Heller is the Global Business Director at F2Pool the largest Bitcoin mining pool in the world. Mining pools allow individual miners to join forces in order to increase their chances to mine a block and get more regular rewards payouts.


    In this episode we talk about what mining pools are and whether they're dangerous for proof-of-work chains.

    We also discuss whether small investors should start mining and what the best tactics are to mine profitably as a small investor.

    Lastly, we talked about the halving and how it impacted the mining industry as well as how the thinks things will play out once they are no more bitcoin block rewards paid out to miners.

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