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The most global podcast for investors in cryptocurrencies and blockchain, featuring fund managers and founders from all corners of the world sharing their theses and strategies.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), Head of Research at Spartan Capital, a cryptoasset hedge fund, 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 most global podcast for investors in cryptocurrencies and blockchain, featuring fund managers and founders from all corners of the world sharing their theses and strategies.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), Head of Research at Spartan Capital, a cryptoasset hedge fund, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Not financial advice.

    The Missing Pieces in Crypto UX - Chris Whinfrey (Co-founder, Authereum), Ep. 88

    The Missing Pieces in Crypto UX - Chris Whinfrey (Co-founder, Authereum), Ep. 88

    This week, I'm joined by Chris Winfrey, co-founder of Authereum, which aims to bridge the gap between Web 3 and Web 2 user experiences. We dive into:

    - The missing UX components in Web 3 
    - What Metamask & Coinbase wallets lack
    - The risks of contract-based accounts
    - Building a moat around crypto wallet businesses
    - Why Authereum puts Dai first

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    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

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    2020: Preparing for the Year of Staking - Joe Lallouz (CEO, Bison Trails), Ep. 87

    2020: Preparing for the Year of Staking - Joe Lallouz (CEO, Bison Trails), Ep. 87

    This week, I'm joined by Joe Lallouz (@JoeLallouz), the CEO of Bison Trails. We talk:

    - How staking companies can build moats
    - Are exchanges a threat to independent stakers?
    - Bison Trails' origins and differentiation
    - Threat of centralization in staking
    - Why Bison Trails joined Facebook's Libra

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    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

    • 47 min
    What's Next for Crypto Collectibles? - Devin Finzer, OpenSea, Ep. 86

    What's Next for Crypto Collectibles? - Devin Finzer, OpenSea, Ep. 86

    This week, I'm joined by Devin Finzer (@dfinzer), co-founder of crypto collectible marketplace OpenSea that raised $2.1M from Blockchain Capital and others. We dive into:

    - The overlooked opportunity of crypto collectibles
    - OpenSea's business model and moat
    - The future of non-fungible tokens
    - Crypto art, collectibles, trading cards, and more

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    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

    • 43 min
    Ex Goldman Sachs Partner's Crypto 2020 Outlook - Kelvin Koh, Spartan Capital, Ep. 85

    Ex Goldman Sachs Partner's Crypto 2020 Outlook - Kelvin Koh, Spartan Capital, Ep. 85

    Kelvin Koh (@SpartanBlack_1), former Partner at Goldman Sachs, current CIO at Hong Kong based crypto hedge fund Spartan Capital makes his podcast debut. We discuss:

    - Is there diversification in crypto? (11:33)
    - The risk of shorting cryptoassets (12:20)
    - Thoughts on velocity, current valuations  (15:26)
    - Why the halvening isn't "priced in" (29:00)
    - How do derivatives affect crypto price discovery (35:11)
    - Are institutions coming this year? (40:25)

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    • 46 min
    A Bitcoiner's Take on Cryptocurrencies - Stephan Livera, Ep. 84

    A Bitcoiner's Take on Cryptocurrencies - Stephan Livera, Ep. 84

    Stephan Livera (@stephanlivera), Bitcoin maximalist, Austrian economist and founder of Ministry of Nodes & Stephan Livera Podcast, shares his views on crypto and Bitcoin's economic underpinnings. We discuss:

    - Austrian Economics 101
    - Improving vs. disrupting central banks
    - Does BTC adoption require a paradigm shift in economics?
    - Bitcoin valuation
    - Why Bitcoin, not crypto

    Not financial advice. Hosted by @mrjasonchoi

    • 51 min
    Where is Adoption Happening in Crypto? - Chris McCann, Proof of Capital, Ep. 83

    Where is Adoption Happening in Crypto? - Chris McCann, Proof of Capital, Ep. 83

    Chris McCann (@mccannatron), formerly of Greylock, founded Proof of Capital to invest in crypto products with real adoption. In this special interview, we discuss:

    - Why PoC hasn't funded protocols
    - Why haven't remittances taken off for crypto?
    - Founder-product fit, product-market fit
    - Calculating TAM for new markets
    - Exit opportunities in crypto
    - Actionable framework for investment meetings

    Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

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