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Flippening is for cryptocurrency investors. Each week we discuss the cryptocurrency economy, new investment strategies for maximizing returns, and stories from the front lines of financial disruption. Flippening is for a new class of investors that were not part of the financial services world before bitcoin, but got into finance because of their passion for cryptoassets, blockchain, altcoins, and distributed ledger technology.

Flippening - For Crypto Investors Clay Collins

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Flippening is for cryptocurrency investors. Each week we discuss the cryptocurrency economy, new investment strategies for maximizing returns, and stories from the front lines of financial disruption. Flippening is for a new class of investors that were not part of the financial services world before bitcoin, but got into finance because of their passion for cryptoassets, blockchain, altcoins, and distributed ledger technology.

    How to Recruit or Get Hired in Crypto in 2020 w/ Rob Paone From Proof of Talent (Ep. 0067)

    How to Recruit or Get Hired in Crypto in 2020 w/ Rob Paone From Proof of Talent (Ep. 0067)

    This crypto podcast was recorded live. To attend a live recording and submit interview questions to guests, enter your email address here & subscribe.

    Today's guest is Rob Paone, founder of Proof of Talent, a recruiting firm focused on the blockchain and crypto industries. Because he specializes in blockchain and crypto hiring, Rob is able to offer precise insight into recruiting top talent and getting hired in these verticles.

    This conversation with Rob is split into 3 chapters:


    The state of hiring and recruiting in the blockchain/crypto space
    How to get hired by a crypto company
    A Q&A covering networking, trends in remote hiring, and Rob's competition

    The episode also covers the following:


    How blockchain-related job searches tend to be correlated with Bitcoin
    Hiring in a competitive market
    Rob’s concept of risk squared: startup risk + technology risk
    Where the blockchain/crypto jobs are
    The benefits of networking – both online and in-person
    How to stand out as a job-seeker

    Sponsors:

    Crypto Loans by Nexo

    Nexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. Annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals can also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo's Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io.

    CryptoTrader.Tax

    CryptoTrader.Tax makes the excruciating task of reporting your cryptocurrency gains and losses a breeze. Sorting through transaction records from exchanges and reporting each trade in USD terms is not how most crypto investors want to spend a weekend. CryptoTrader.Tax is a software platform that automates the entire cryptocurrency tax reporting process. It's basically TurboTax for cryptocurrency investors. Just connect your exchanges and import your trade history and CryptoTrader.Tax will do all of the number-crunching and spit out your auto-filled tax reports with the click of a button. Tell them that Clay from the Flippening Podcast sent you to get a discount.

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    Spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from crypto exchanges? We offer the most accurate and transparent crypto data in the space. For example, see our Litecoin Price / LTC page.

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    A Cryptoeconomic Designer's View of Markets w/ Matt Chwierut From Smith + Crown (Ep. 0066)

    A Cryptoeconomic Designer's View of Markets w/ Matt Chwierut From Smith + Crown (Ep. 0066)

    This cryptocurrency podcast was recorded live. To attend a live recording and directly submit interview questions to guests, go here, enter your email address and subscribe.

    Welcome to this conversation with Matt Chwierut, co-founder and Director of Research at Smith + Crown (S+C), a blockchain research organization that regularly publishes on cryptoassets and cryptoeconomic systems. This episode is special because it’s one of the few times that Matt has shared his thoughts in public. Much of what S+C does takes place behind the scenes.

    This conversation with Matt is split into 3 chapters:


    An intro to cryptoeconomic design
    How S+C applies cryptoeconomic design principles
    A Q&A covering S+C's advisory work, the evolving case for Bitcoin & more

    The episode also covers the following:


    Today’s BTC-dominated market
    Why cryptoeconomic design goes unappreciated
    How a utility token can become valuable
    Cryptoeconomics and stablecoins
    Ethereum and the Fat Protocol thesis

    Sponsors:

    CryptoTrader.Tax

    CryptoTrader.Tax makes the excruciating task of reporting your cryptocurrency gains and losses a breeze. Sorting through transaction records from exchanges and reporting each trade in USD terms is not how most crypto investors want to spend a weekend. CryptoTrader.Tax is a software platform that automates the entire cryptocurrency tax reporting process. It's basically TurboTax for cryptocurrency investors. Just connect your exchanges and import your trade history and CryptoTrader.Tax will do all of the number-crunching and spit out your auto-filled tax reports with the click of a button. Tell them that Clay from the Flippening Podcast sent you to get a discount.

    Crypto Loans by Nexo

    Nexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. Annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals can also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo's Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io.

    Nomics' Cryptocurrency API

    Spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out. We offer the most accurate and transparent crypto data in the space; see for example our Litecoin Price / LTC page.

    P.S. If you've read this far, please consider signing up for our Popular Crypto newsletter.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ethereum Name Service & The Internet Naming Revolution w/ Brantly Millegan (Ep. 0065)

    Ethereum Name Service & The Internet Naming Revolution w/ Brantly Millegan (Ep. 0065)

    This cryptocurrency podcast was recorded live. To attend a live recording and directly submit interview questions to guests, go here, enter your email address and subscribe.

    Welcome to this conversation with Brantly Millegan, Director of Operations at Ethereum Name Service (ENS), a non-profit that allows users to register human-friendly addresses for sending money and interacting with smart contracts. For example, ENS lets Alice shorten her 0x-prefixed Ethereum address (something like “0x4cbe58c50480…”) to “alice.eth."

    This conversation with Brantly is split into 3 chapters:


    An explanation of what naming systems are
    How ENS works and what users can do with it
    A Q&A covering ENS' competitors, future use cases & more

    The episode also covers the following:


    How blockchain makes ENS censorship-resistant
    Programming ENS names with smart contracts
    The difference between .eth and ENS
    Why ENS is no longer creating new TLDs
    How ENS is funded
    Trading a .eth name like any other NFT

    Sponsors:

    Crypto Loans by Nexo

    Nexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. Annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals can also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo's Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io.

    CryptoTrader.Tax 

    CryptoTrader.Tax makes the excruciating task of reporting your cryptocurrency gains and losses a breeze. Sorting through transaction records from exchanges and reporting each trade in USD terms is not how most crypto investors want to spend a weekend. CryptoTrader.Tax is a software platform that automates the entire cryptocurrency tax reporting process. It's basically TurboTax for cryptocurrency investors. Just connect your exchanges and import your trade history and CryptoTrader.Tax will do all of the number-crunching and spit out your auto-filled tax reports with the click of a button. Tell them that Clay from the Flippening Podcast sent you to get a discount.

    Nomics' Cryptocurrency API

    Spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out. We offer the most accurate and transparent crypto data in the space; see for example our Litecoin Price / LTC page.

    P.S. If you've read this far, please consider signing up for our Popular Crypto newsletter.

    • 57 min
    The Evolution of Crypto-Backed Loans w/ Antoni Trenchev from Nexo (Ep. 0064)

    The Evolution of Crypto-Backed Loans w/ Antoni Trenchev from Nexo (Ep. 0064)

    Welcome to this conversation with Antoni Trenchev, co-founder and Managing Partner at Nexo, a provider of instant cryptoasset-backed loans and high-yield savings products. Since the April 2018 ICO of their NEXO token, the company has processed over $1 billion dollars in transactions.

    My conversation with Antoni is split into 5 chapters:

    Chapter 1: Nexo’s business model and some of its products Chapter 2: The lifecycle of a Nexo loan Chapter 3: A history and evolution of cryptoasset-backed lending Chapter 4: The present state of crypto-backed lending Chapter 5: The future of the space
    In this episode, we discuss:



    Antoni’s background prior to Nexo
    Nexo's origin as a hand-drawn graphic on a piece of paper
    Bitcoin (BTC) forums & the early days of crypto-backed lending
    The mechanics of serving customers in 200+ jurisdictions
    The challenge of complying with diverse US state laws
    Nexo's zero-fee model – they only make money from loan interest
    Why Nexo doesn't pay interest on crypto – yet
    The fortuitous timing of the NEXO token sale
    Common uses cases for cryptoasset-backed loans
    Pledging crypto as collateral to minimize taxes
    How to apply for a Nexo loan
    Consumer benefits of dynamic credit lines
    The Nexo credit card
    The size of the cryptoasset-backed lending space
    Extending loans against tokenized physical gold
    KYC and AML for crypto-backed lending
    Why Antoni sees Nexo as a financial institution and a software company
    The importance of simple, transparent regulation


    Sponsor: Nomics’ Cryptocurrency Market Data API
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    • 1 hr
    Part 2: Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - (Ep. 0063)

    Part 2: Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - (Ep. 0063)

    This episode is the second of a two-part conversation with Will Warren and Amir Bandeali, co-founders of 0x (which issues the ZRX token), an open-source protocol that powers the decentralized exchange of tokens on Ethereum.

    This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, John Jansen from Deribit, and Mario Lozada from Liquid.

    My conversation with Will and Amir is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Decentralized exchange before DEXs- Chapter 2: A short history of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 3: The current state of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 4: An exploration of the future

    In this episode, we finish chapter 3 and cover chapter 4.

    We discuss:


    Ways that 0x relayers can compete for users
    How 0x Mesh enables a more efficient marketplace
    KYC and AML on DEXs
    The introduction of bridge contracts in v3
    Lesser-known use cases for 0x
    Why DEXs are suited for security tokens
    The potential of prediction markets like Augur and Gnosis
    Launching a 0x relayer in just a couple of minutes

    Sponsors
    Crypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io.

    Nomics’ Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

    • 42 min
    The State of Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - Part 1 (Ep. 0062)

    The State of Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - Part 1 (Ep. 0062)

    This episode is the first of a two-part conversation with Will Warren and Amir Bandeali, co-founders of 0x. 0x is an open-source protocol that powers the decentralized exchange of tokens on Ethereum.

    This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, John Jansen from Deribit, and Mario Lozada from Liquid.

    My conversation with Will and Amir is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Decentralized exchange before DEXs- Chapter 2: A short history of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 3: The current state of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 4: An exploration of the future

    In this episode, we cover chapters 1, 2, and part of chapter 3. In the next episode, we finish chapter 3 and cover chapter 4.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    How Amir and Will got into cryptocurrency
    Why Ethereum needed a protocol like 0x
    Why 0x decided to open source
    The early days of decentralized exchange
    The benefits of moving order books off-exchange
    Obstacles to the mass adoption of DEXs
    Present-day DeFi vs. ICO Mania
    0x's corporate structure
    Changes to token economics in v3

    SponsorsCrypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io.

    Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

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Customer Reviews

Samuai X ,

Exceptional

This podcast is the most balanced, current and informative of all the blockchain/cryptocurrency/DeFi shows I’ve come across to date. Even the sponsors and advertisers are relevant. I never even heard about NEXO before Clay’s show which I now use.

The Crypt-OG ,

For the true believers

Hard to find a more informative, detailed, organized, and open-minded podcast in the crypto/blockchain space. Excited that they will be putting out more podcasts for institutional and serious investors who believe in this industry’s future.

itamarro ,

Good, but long-winded

I like this podcast and think Clay is doing a great job. At the same time, it’d be nice if it was less long-winded: Too often there’s redundant division to “chapters” (what’s the point of that? Most people don’t go and pinpoint a 7-minute “chapter” out of a podcast to listen to), explanations that are likely unnecessary (didn’t you say your target audience is professional crypto investors? Why would you need to explain the basics then?), and more.

In general it feels like the desire to create evergreen content, or the “ultimate” reference on things, hurts the format. It’s unnecessary. Just give us Clay with quality guests and topics... Drop the embellishment. Thank you.

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