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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.

Blockcrunch: The Crypto Investor Podcast |Project Breakdowns| Founder Interviews | Bi-weekly Recaps Jason Choi

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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.

    Alpha Finance: Building the Y-Combinator of DeFi - Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Ep. 150

    Alpha Finance: Building the Y-Combinator of DeFi - Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Ep. 150

    Alpha Finance is building an incubator for new DeFi projects. Founder Tascha (@Tascha_panpan) joins us in discussing:
    Why Alpha is the Y-Combinator of DeFi The compounding token value for $ALPHA Projects Alpha are incubating Post-mortem of protocol event with Cream  Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    PERPETUAL PROTOCOL is a fully on-chain exchange built on Ethereum and xDai that allows you to go long or short with up to 10x leverage. Also, they have just released zero-gas-deposits in addition to their near zero gas fees for trading. Visit perp.exchange/blockcrunch today to start trading.
    FIGMENT: If you have crypto that you want to stake and want to manage it in one place, Figment supports 30 blockchains including Ethereum, Polkadot and Solana. Figment supports both funds and individual investors. figment.io
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download /
    Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA 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 and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

    • 34 min
    Biweekly Recap: DeFi in Trouble, Bitcoin in El Salvador, Curve v2 (June 2011)

    Biweekly Recap: DeFi in Trouble, Bitcoin in El Salvador, Curve v2 (June 2011)

    In this 30-minute recap for all things crypto, we talk about:
    CFTC on DeFi - are DeFi companies in trouble? El Salvador and Bitcoin - what happened? Curve v2 - is it going to eat Uniswap v3? Hosts: Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), General Partner at Spartan Capital, and Saneel Sreeni (@sanlsrini), Junior Partner at Dragonfly Capital.
    This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. 
    ------------Disclosures------------ Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, and Saneel Sreeni is an investor at Dragonfly Capital. All opinions expressed by Jason and Saneel are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group, Dragonfly Capital and/or any of their subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

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    Alpha Leak: Jenny DAO is Bringing NFTs to the Masses - Jae Chung, Ep. 149

    Alpha Leak: Jenny DAO is Bringing NFTs to the Masses - Jae Chung, Ep. 149

    DAOs are coming to the Metaverse.
    Jenny DAO is one of the first projects to combine the concept of DAOs and NFTs by allowing community members to own fractional shares of digital collectibles they vote on. Jae Chung, early contributor to Jenny DAO (@JennyMetaverse),  joins us in discussing:
    Why community ownership for NFTs is the future Investing in fractionalized NFTs Jenny vs. other similar DAOs Utility of the uJenny token Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    PERPETUAL PROTOCOL is a fully on-chain exchange built on Ethereum and xDai that allows you to go long or short with up to 10x leverage. Also, they have just released zero-gas-deposits in addition to their near zero gas fees for trading. Visit perp.exchange/blockcrunch today to start trading.
    FIGMENT: If you have crypto that you want to stake and want to manage it in one place, Figment supports 30 blockchains including Ethereum, Polkadot and Solana. Figment supports both funds and individual investors. figment.io
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download /
    Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA 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 and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

    • 38 min
    Tail Risks, Biases and Edge: Secrets of Pro Crypto Traders - Zaheer Ebtikar, Ep. 148

    Tail Risks, Biases and Edge: Secrets of Pro Crypto Traders - Zaheer Ebtikar, Ep. 148

    Crypto markets just fell off a cliff following a slew of negative headlines
    Zaheer Ebtikar (@SplitCapital), a prominent full-time crypto native trader for 3 years, joins us in deciphering the recent events:
    How do professional traders interpret China regulations, Elon Musk's back-and-forth around Bitcoin? What separates pro traders from novices in crypto? How can teams, investors and traders protect against tail risks in crypto markets? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    PERPETUAL PROTOCOL is a fully on-chain exchange built on Ethereum and xDai that allows you to go long or short with up to 10x leverage. Also, they have just released zero-gas-deposits in addition to their near zero gas fees for trading. Visit perp.exchange/blockcrunch today to start trading.
    AAVE: Aave is a decentralised, open source, and non-custodial protocol where users can deposits and borrow digital assets, and earn interest on those assets. Head over to aave.com to experience and learn more about DeFi
    FIGMENT: If you have crypto that you want to stake and want to manage it in one place, Figment supports 30 blockchains including Ethereum, Polkadot and Solana. Figment supports both funds and individual investors. figment.io
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download /
    Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm 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 and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

    • 57 min
    Alpha Leak: The Algo Coin to End All Algo Coins - Sam Kazemian, Frax, Ep. 147

    Alpha Leak: The Algo Coin to End All Algo Coins - Sam Kazemian, Frax, Ep. 147

    Algorithmic stablecoins like Ampleforth, Terra Luna, and Yam have had varying degrees of success - but what is the ideal model?
    Sam (@SamKazemian) , founder of Frax, a partially-collateralized algo stablecoin, joins us in discussing:
    Current landscape of algo stablecoins Why he thinks Frax's model is superior Trade offs made by Frax's partial collateral model Use cases for algo stables beyond speculation Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    Sponsors
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    PERPETUAL PROTOCOL is a fully on-chain exchange built on Ethereum and xDai that allows you to go long or short with up to 10x leverage. Also, they have just released zero-gas-deposits in addition to their near zero gas fees for trading. Visit perp.exchange/blockcrunch today to start trading.
    AAVE: Aave is a decentralised, open source, and non-custodial protocol where users can deposits and borrow digital assets, and earn interest on those assets. Head over to aave.com to experience and learn more about DeFi
    FIGMENT: If you have crypto that you want to stake and want to manage it in one place, Figment supports 30 blockchains including Ethereum, Polkadot and Solana. Figment supports both funds and individual investors. figment.io
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download /
    Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm 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 and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.
     
     

    • 51 min
    Alpha Leak: Does DeFi Need Privacy? - Tor Bair, Secret Network, Ep. 146

    Alpha Leak: Does DeFi Need Privacy? - Tor Bair, Secret Network, Ep. 146

    Privacy in DeFi (or lack thereof) is a real challenge, but Secret Network promises to solve that by brining encryption to Ethereum transactions.

    Tor Bair, founder of the Secret Foundation (@TorBair) joins us in discussing why privacy matters, and the tenuous balance between data protection and the risks of money laundering.
    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    Sponsors
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    PERPETUAL PROTOCOL is a fully on-chain exchange built on Ethereum and xDai that allows you to go long or short with up to 10x leverage. Also, they have just released zero-gas-deposits in addition to their near zero gas fees for trading. Visit perp.exchange/blockcrunch today to start trading.
    AAVE: Aave is a decentralised, open source, and non-custodial protocol where users can deposits and borrow digital assets, and earn interest on those assets. Head over to aave.com to experience and learn more about DeFi
    FIGMENT: If you have crypto that you want to stake and want to manage it in one place, Figment supports 30 blockchains including Ethereum, Polkadot and Solana. Figment supports both funds and individual investors. figment.io
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download /
    Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm 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 and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

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