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Host Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto's most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the crypto movement truly came to be.

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Host Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto's most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the crypto movement truly came to be.

    Building Worlds in the MetaVerse with Jamie Thompson

    Building Worlds in the MetaVerse with Jamie Thompson

    My guest today is Jamie Thomson, Co-founder and CEO of Vulcan Verse. Vulcan Verse is a fantasy decentralized universe that bridges the gap between normal blockchain sandbox games to MMO (massively multiplayer online) game functionality. It offers complex building tools as well as fight, forage and spy mechanics embedded into the game world. VulcanVerse encompasses a 3km by 3km virtual environment set in a Greco-Roman fantasy theme. Jamie has extensive experience building web projects by building multiple web projects for schools, NGOs, personal profiles, but now he's creating Vulcan Forged, which has now reached the top 5 marketplace volume in the blockchain space, houses 10 blockchain games and of course VulcanVerse! In our conversation we discuss the MetaVerse, Vulcan Verse, the lore behind Vulcan Verse, the appeal of digitally native scarce goods, social dynamics in cyberspace, and much more.
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    Cosmos: March 4. 2021 - May 27, 2021
    Visit https://untoldstories.link/cosmos to learn about the Cosmos Hub, the port city for blockchains across the world. With Cosmos, you can ensure you can access and use liquidity across chains, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
    Find new staking opportunities and applications, or build your own chain at https://untoldstories.link/cosmos

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    Paraswap: March 25 - June 17, 2021
    If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage.
    *terms and conditions apply
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    When we all become an NFT with Nick Chan

    When we all become an NFT with Nick Chan

    My guest today is my friend, Nicholas Chan, co-founder of Refinable, the first major NFT marketplace on BSC, empowering both individual creators and beloved brands to easily and affordably create, discover, trade, and leverage NFTs. As one of the first NFT marketplace on Binance Smart Chain, the Refinable ecosystem allows Creators, Collectors, and Traders to engage with rare tokenized content on an ultra-fast and low-cost network. By leveraging NFT's provable scarcity and transferability, Refinable provides its users with an intuitive and no-code trading experience for all digital goods. Nick has been a crypto enthusiast since early 2015, previously, he has worked on ecommerce and tech startups from hospitality to gaming. He also helped launch the first 3D fashion management system at Li & Fung, the world’s largest sourcing agent. After taking more of a role in the crypto space in 2017, Nick got involved and even organized the first Binance PreHack in Hong Kong a few years ago. However, it wasn’t until last year that he started thinking about NFTs and its potential in the digital commerce space as a global medium for digital transactions. In our discussion we define NFTs and the exponential growth in interest in NFTs. We also discuss Refinable and their mission to democratize the NFT industry, why Refinable chose to go to market on the Binance Smart Chain, the future of NFTs, and much more. Please enjoy my conversation with Nick Chan.
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    Bitcasino
    Now until June 27th Untold Stories listeners will have the chance to WIN 1 of 3 Teslas! A 0.05 mBTC wager gets you in on the action and enters you to win a Tesla Model 3 Performance Vehicle! 
    Start playing today for your chance to WIN. Be sure to use my personal URL for each upcoming tournament to be entered https://untoldstories.link/bitcasino 
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    Kava
    Kava is a leading DeFi platform trusted by Binance, Huobi, Kraken, Okex and Chainlink. Learn more about them at https://untoldstories.link/kava 
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    Shopping.io
    Shopping.io is the leader in mainstream Crypto E-commerce solutions. 
    This is the first time Crypto E-commerce has ever gone international, building the bridge behind Crypto and retail.
    My listeners get an additional 2% off on top of all loyalty program discounts, so be sure to check them out at https://untoldstories.link/shopping.io
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    A Masterclass on DEXs and Liquidity with Mounir Benchemled

    A Masterclass on DEXs and Liquidity with Mounir Benchemled

    My guest today is my friend, Mounir Benchemled, the founder and CEO of ParaSwap. ParaSwap aims to solve the liquidity problem in crypto markets by bringing every exchange protocol into one platform. Their goal is to empower users with the most competitive market prices and the highest liquidity. Currently, they exclusively handle Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens, but they have stated their goal is to handle most major blockchains. Mounir's a tech/ product guy. He started as a software engineer in 2007. Since then, he's mostly worked in startups as a developer, product manager, or as a CTO. He got interested in crypto back in 2013 when he realized that Bitcoin is only the beginning of a great financial shift. In our conversation we discuss Paraswap and their goal to become an integral part of the infrastructure layer of the digital asset industry. We also touch on the importance of liquidity within a market, the history of decentralized exchanges, the benefits of a system that is decentralized trustless, and much more. Please enjoy my conversation with Mounir Benchemled.

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    Yield: February 16, 2021 - May 6, 2021
    With a market so new and so powerful, it goes without saying that investment opportunities are everywhere, with sometimes the potential for astonishing returns.
    Yield filters through all defi investments, consolidated gas fees, and only invests in a select few to generate up to 20% APY, which more than double what you could earn from the top lending services in the space.
    Check them out at https://untoldstories.link/yield

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    Cosmos: March 4. 2021 - May 27, 2021
    Visit https://untoldstories.link/cosmos to learn about the Cosmos Hub, the port city for blockchains across the world. With Cosmos, you can ensure you can access and use liquidity across chains, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
    Find new staking opportunities and applications, or build your own chain at https://untoldstories.link/cosmos

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    Paraswap: March 25 - June 17, 2021
    If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage.
    *terms and conditions apply
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    Second Citizenship & Self Sovereignty with Jennifer Harding-Marlin

    Second Citizenship & Self Sovereignty with Jennifer Harding-Marlin

    My guest today is my friend, Jennifer Harding-Marlin, Partner at JH Marlin Law. JH Marlin is a leading St.Kitts & Nevis law firm, specializing in Citizenship by Investment & Corporate Commercial Law. Their clients range from individuals to major international corporations. Their team of highly qualified lawyers are committed to providing results oriented solutions by applying an integrated and innovative approach to assist their clients across different practices and industries. Jennifer Harding-Marlin is a lawyer in Canada and the Federation of St.Christopher & Nevis. Prior to founding the Nevis Law Firm JH Marlin, Jennifer worked at Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries in the Cayman Islands as a member of the corporate and specialist investment funds team. She has prior work experience from Higgs & Johnson Bahamas and at another local law firm in Nevis. In our discussion we cover what is citizen investment and the benefits of a second citizenship, and the process of how to obtain a second citizenship. We also discuss the rise of the global citizen and self sovereignty and its implications. Please enjoy my conversation with Jennifer Harding-Marlin.
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    Bitcasino: February 9, 2021 - May 25, 2021
    Now until June 27th Untold Stories listeners will have the chance to WIN 1 of 3 Teslas! A 0.05 mBTC wager gets you in on the action and enters you to win a Tesla Model 3 Performance Vehicle! 
    Start playing today for your chance to WIN. Be sure to use my personal URL for each upcoming tournament to be entered https://untoldstories.link/bitcasino 
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    Nexo: February 9, 2021 - May 4, 2021 (this one we aren't using an updated link since they end so soon)
    Crypto banking just got real with Nexo. Get cryptо credit from just 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% interest on crypto, stablecoins & fiat, swap assets on their brand new integrated exchange, and much more all conveniently wrapped in a single wallet interface. 
    Sign up for free at nexo.io. Download the Nexo Wallet App on Google Play or the App Store.
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    Kava: March 23, 2021 - June 15, 2021
    Kava is a leading DeFi platform trusted by Binance, Huobi, Kraken, Okex and Chainlink. Learn more about them at https://untoldstories.link/kava
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    Nexo: The Leading Digital Asset Institution, with Antoni Trenchev

    Nexo: The Leading Digital Asset Institution, with Antoni Trenchev

    My guest today is my friend Antoni Trenchev, co-founder and Managing Partner of Nexo. Nexo is the world's leading regulated institution for digital assets. The company’s mission is to maximize the value and utility of cryptocurrencies by offering tax-efficient Instant Crypto Credit Lines, a high-yield Earn on Crypto & Fiat suite, Send & Pay capabilities, and sophisticated trading & OTC services, all while providing the top-tier custodial insurance and military-grade security of the Nexo Wallet. Prior to starting Nexo, Antoni was the chief Legal Officer at MDL, the leading company in the Bulgarian Fashion industry, and a member of the Bulgarian Parliament. Anotni returns to the show to celebrate Nexo's third birthday. In our conversation we discuss everything Nexo including what's next for Nexo's, the regulatory and organizational complexities that come with running the leading institutions in the digital asset space, the positive implications of Biden's tax law, Nexo's commitment to excellence and much more! Please enjoy my conversation with Antoni Trenchev.
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    Yield:
    With a market so new and so powerful, it goes without saying that investment opportunities are everywhere, with sometimes the potential for astonishing returns.
    Yield filters through all defi investments, consolidated gas fees, and only invests in a select few to generate up to 20% APY, which more than double what you could earn from the top lending services in the space.
    Check them out at https://untoldstories.link/yield
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    Nexo:
    Crypto banking just got real with Nexo. Get cryptо credit from just 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% interest on crypto, stablecoins & fiat, swap assets on their brand new integrated exchange, and much more all conveniently wrapped in a single wallet interface.
    Sign up for free at nexo.io. Download the Nexo Wallet App on Google Play or the App Store.
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    Kava:
    Kava is a leading DeFi platform trusted by Binance, Huobi, Kraken, Okex and Chainlink. Learn more about them at https://untoldstories.link/kava
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

    Building the financial system of tomorrow with Jason Blick

    Building the financial system of tomorrow with Jason Blick

    My guest today is my friend Jason Blick, Director and CEO of EQIBank and the Chairman of EQIFI. EQIBank is a global, digital bank and financial services organization for corporations and High-Net-Worth Individuals. They serve clients through three global businesses: Private Banking, Commercial Banking, and Digital Asset Custody. With EQIBank, the clients are empowered to bank globally from one digital bank. EQIFI is a decentralized protocol for pooled lending, borrowing, and investing for ETH, ERC-20 tokens including wBTC, Stablecoins, and select fiat currencies. It provides a single uniform platform for DeFi products with access to bank accounts, custody, debit and credit cards, OTC, and wealth management. Jason Blick is a qualified UK attorney who went on to manage legal and compliance in over 90 countries for Sun Microsystems, overseeing upwards of €1.5 billion per year in transactions. He later became the CEO of Financial Partners Bank, with over 12,000 clients and $1.2 billion AUA. He is also the founder of Cayman Enterprise City, the Cayman Commodities and Derivative Exchange, and served on the board of the Cayman Islands Government Special Economic Zone Authority. In our discussion, we cover how legacy financial system is structured and the inherent systemic risks that exist within the system, how DeFi is building a more fundamentally sound financial infrastructure, how will Banks interact with DeFi, why DeFi will continue to grow exponentially, the moral obligation within crypto and much more.

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    Bitcasino
    Now until June 27th Untold Stories listeners will have the chance to WIN 1 of 3 Teslas! A 0.05 mBTC wager gets you in on the action and enters you to win a Tesla Model 3 Performance Vehicle! 
    Start playing today for your chance to WIN. Be sure to use my personal URL for each upcoming tournament to be entered https://untoldstories.link/bitcasino 
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    Cosmos
    Visit https://untoldstories.link/cosmos to learn about the Cosmos Hub, the port city for blockchains across the world. With Cosmos, you can ensure you can access and use liquidity across chains, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
    Find new staking opportunities and applications, or build your own chain at https://untoldstories.link/cosmos
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    Paraswap
    If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. 
    *terms and conditions apply
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

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