This podcast explores the weird intersection of finance, technology, innovation, public policy, and (because it's crypto) probably some memes.
David Marsh - Chairman & Founder OMFIF - Coppercasts Ep. 011
In episode 11 we speak with David Marsh, a financial specialist, author and commentator on political, economic and monetary issues. David Marsh worked for more than 20 years as a reporter for outlets including Reuters and the Financial Times. He then turned to a career in investment banking. Currently he serves as Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), an independent think tank organisation concerned with central banking and economic policy.In the Show & Tell segment which you can find on our Youtube channel, David identifies ways that central banks can evolve to keep up with the horsemen of fintech. He also calls for partnership ecosystems between CBs and new private sector payment technologies to preserve fair competition and drive further efficiency in payments.In this longer audio-only podcast, David and Tyler delve deeper into the key changes that big tech is driving in central banking, including the development of central bank digital currencies and their role in promoting financial inclusion.You can follow David and OMFIF on twitter.
Yichen Wu - CEO & Founder Tesseract - Coppercasts ep 010
This week's Coppercast comes to you from the Finnish seaside city of Helsinki, where we met with the dynamic Yichen Wu, CEO and co-founder at Tesseract Investment.Tesseract is a forerunner in the rapidly growing digital asset lending market, enabling individuals or institutions to earn passive income on their cryptocurrency assets.CopperCasts are split into two parts. The first is a short (2min) video in which our guest shares with us something they find unusual or inspiring about the digital asset space. The second half is a traditional audio-only podcast, which you can stream at the bottom of this page, or search for it in all the usual places.The Show & Tell segment sees Yichen outline some of the inefficiencies in the crypto lending space, and explain how Tesseract and Copper are solving these issues.In the longer conversation, Yichen talks about the trends he is seeing in institutional crypto borrowing and lending, why regulators are right to take a slow and prudent approach to digital assets, nurturing the 'shallow' crypto talent pool, and why CrossFit is like airline food...Don’t forget to download the full episode, and subscribe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.You can hear more from the Copper team by following @CopperHQ, or visit our site and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, copper.co/insights.
Konstantin Anissimov, Exec. Dir. CEX.IO - Coppercasts - Ep 009
In the hot seat this week is Konstantin Anissimov, Executive Director of CEX.IO, one of the oldest and most established cryptocurrency exchanges.CopperCasts are split into two parts. The first is a short (2min) video in which our guest shares with us something they find unusual or inspiring about the digital asset space.The Show & Tell segment sees Konstantin outlines the factors driving the growth of DeFi, highlighting that even in its nascency, the sector has already left an indelible mark on the global financial landscape.The second half is a traditional audio-only podcast, which you can stream at the bottom of this page, or search for it in all the usual places.In the longer conversation, Konstantin describes navigating the minefield of grey areas in exchange regulation, witnessing a growing wave of institutional funds flowing into the digital asset space, the soap opera that is DeFi and also shares his take on what’s in store for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).You can follow Konstantin on Twitter: @anissimovk1Don’t forget to download the full podcast, and please subscribe!You can hear more from the Copper team by following @CopperHQ, or visit our site and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, copper.co/insights
Erica Stanford, Crypto Curry Club founder - Coppercasts - Ep008
If you consider yourself an avid networker, chances are you are already familiar with our latest Coppercasts guest.The eighth episode welcomes Erica Stanford, founder of the popular Crypto Curry Club – the UKs no 1 rated networking lunches and educational events for leaders in blockchain, crypto and emerging tech.In her Show & Tell segment, Erica presents a passionate argument for how 2.5 billion of the world’s poorest population are poised to benefit from crypto by sending money to anyone, anywhere, instantly – for free.In our longer conversation, Erica and Tyler discuss her journey with crypto, its real value and how the market is dramatically evolving. Erica also sheds light on the difficulties she faced travelling across Asia and South America – having to learn the hard way just how extortionate remittance companies are.Don’t forget to download the full podcast, and please subscribe!You can hear more from the Copper team by following @CopperHQ, or visit our site and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, copper.co/insights
Michael Hall, Nickel Digital CIO - CopperCasts Ep.007
It’s easy to read about institutional investment in crypto, but what’s it like to live it? For episode seven of CopperCasts we speak with Michael Hall, the co-founder and CIO of Nickel Digital. One of the most successful crypto hedge funds going.In his Show & Tell segment, Michael gave us a sneak peak of their recently launched Digital Factors Fund, a multi-strategy approach for startup funds that leverages the infrastructure and relationships that Nickel has already built up and which smaller funds wouldn't be able to afford on their own.Here, in our longer conversation, we delve a little deeper into some of the challenges startup funds face in this space. We explore the similarities between institutional crypto now and the world of hedge funds in the 1990s. We talk regulations, CBDCs, Libra, automation, corporate treasury reserve assets, DeFi, and how you respond to a pandemic. We left no crypto stone unturned!Michael and the team at Nickel Digital are easily some of the most experienced and successful digital asset managers around. It's a great episode and we look forward to getting an update on the Digital Factors Fund in Q1 2021. In the meantime, you should follow Nickel on Twitter.Don’t forget to download the full podcast, and please subscribe.You can hear more from the Copper team by following @CopperHQ, or visit our site and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, copper.co/insights
Iain Wilson - NEM Project CFO - CopperCasts Ep 006
Layer one protocols are at the heart of everything in our industry, which is why it was such a pleasure to speak with Iain Wilson, the CFO of the NEM Project, for episode 6 of CopperCasts.In his Show & Tell segment, which you can catch on Youtube, Iain talks about the tokenisation of the world and what the projected market cap of tokenised assets could be before the decade is outIn our longer conversation we talk about the whole NEM ecosystem, it’s evolution from NIS1 to Symbol, the impact of CBDCs and stable coins, and what that means for reshaping the whole financial markets infrastructure.You can follow Iain and the NEM project on Twitter: @NEMofficial.Don’t forget to download the full podcast on your preferred streaming platform, and please subscribe.You can hear more from the Copper team by following @CopperHQ, or visit our site and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, copper.co/insights