25 episodes

Blockchain technology and digital assets are about to change the world. If you want to learn more about Bitcoin, the decentralized web and the opportunities that lie ahead, this is the podcast for you. Join blockchain-focused investor Tomer Federman as he talks with the most prominent entrepreneurs and leaders who are transforming the global financial system.

The Blockchain VC Tomer Federman

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Blockchain technology and digital assets are about to change the world. If you want to learn more about Bitcoin, the decentralized web and the opportunities that lie ahead, this is the podcast for you. Join blockchain-focused investor Tomer Federman as he talks with the most prominent entrepreneurs and leaders who are transforming the global financial system.

    #25 Evan Shapiro & Izaak Meckler from Coda: Building Lightweight Portable Blockchain

    #25 Evan Shapiro & Izaak Meckler from Coda: Building Lightweight Portable Blockchain

    Evan Shapiro (CEO) and Izaak Meckler (CTO) from O(1) Labs, developers of the Coda Protocol, join Tomer to discuss blockchain scalability and portability. During the discussion the Coda team explain the opportunities presented by zk-SNARKs and why it’s such an important technology, share how the blockchain ecosystem in the Bay Area has evolved over time, and reveal how adding cartoons to their deck helped them communicate their vision and secure over $18 million from investors.

    • 51 min
    #24 Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful: Kicking Off Season 2 of the Podcast!

    #24 Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful: Kicking Off Season 2 of the Podcast!

    We begin season 2 of the podcast with a very special episode as Ray comes on the show to talk about all things Bitcoin. In conversation with Tomer, Ray shares the current challenges in wiring money internationally using the legacy financial system, explains how peer to peer Bitcoin marketplaces can help, and breaks-down the opportunities in emerging markets. Plus, Ray reveals why he considers himself underbanked, how he grew Paxful to 250 employees, and why they decided to bootstrap.

    • 54 min
    #23 Marc Bhargava, President of Tagomi: The Promise of Crypto & Facebook's Libra

    #23 Marc Bhargava, President of Tagomi: The Promise of Crypto & Facebook's Libra

    Marc and Tomer talk about the reasons Tagomi recently joined Facebook's Libra Association and how institutional investors view the promise of cryptocurrencies. Having raised more than $28 million from venture capitalists, Marc shares fundraising best-practices, details what’s needed in order to make crypto more mainstream, and explains how as a prime broker they handle custody for institutional clients and which investors are currently most interested in the space.

    • 48 min
    #22 Dr. Steven Waterhouse, CEO of Orchid: Early Crypto Believer Push for Data Privacy

    #22 Dr. Steven Waterhouse, CEO of Orchid: Early Crypto Believer Push for Data Privacy

    Steven and Tomer discuss the impact of coronavirus on the tech industry in Silicon Valley and the importance of privacy in today’s digital age. During the conversation, Steven shares what drew him to become a Partner at investment fund Pantera Capital early on his crypto journey, explains why application level or location based tracking are important things for everyone to be aware of, and details the opportunity in stablecoin consumer adoption and why he’s confident Bitcoin is here to stay.

    • 43 min
    #21 Jack O’Holleran, CEO of Skale Labs: Blockchain Scalability & Coronavirus' Impact

    #21 Jack O’Holleran, CEO of Skale Labs: Blockchain Scalability & Coronavirus' Impact

    Jack and Tomer talk about Ethereum scalability, the delicate balance in crypto between user experience and security, and the business impact of Covid-19. During their discussion, Jack explains the concept of elastic blockchains and why users need them, shares why he’s so excited about smart contracts, details why comparing Bitcoin and Ethereum is the wrong approach, and reveals what he told his team in an all-hands meeting about coronavirus concerns.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #20 Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency: How Blockchain Transforms the ETF Industry

    #20 Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency: How Blockchain Transforms the ETF Industry

    Dan and Tomer discuss how blockchain is disrupting the global ETF industry and the $240B compliance market. During their talk, Dan shares what led him from the U.S. Navy and the Defense Intelligence Agency to blockchain, reveals how Securrency’s strategic partnership with ETF giant WisdomTree came about, breaks down the current liquidity challenges in crypto, explains why he’s convinced the security token (STO) vertical will take off, and details how he raised more than $25 million from investors.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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