Cryptocurrencies have been breaking financial borders. Just like the internet empowered us to communicate and share information with anyone, anywhere 24/7/365, crypto is empowering people of any country to transact freely, to invest in all sorts of assets, and to access capital to grow their economic status.
In this podcast, George Manolov talks to exceptional entrepreneurs, investors, hustlers, and thought leaders from the fintech and cryptocurrency space. Learn from them, their businesses, investment strategies, and expectations for the future of crypto.
Model Sees Bitcoin at $90,000 in 2020
In this episode, we meet, Jürgen Michels, the Chief Economist of the German BayernLB bank. The bank research team recently published a model that suggests the price of BTC to reach $90K after the halving in 2020. This estimation comes not from some random person, but from a state-owned German Bank. The moment I read the paper I instantly reached out to Jürgen and here he is on the Borderless Crypto.
Bitcoin in 2010s Behaves like Gold in 1970s
This is an insightful conversation with Matt Houghan, the head of research at Bitwise Asset Management. Bitwise is the first provider of cryptoasset index funds. Matt and I discuss tokenized gold coins. Matt explains why he doesn’t hold gold in his portfolio but instead he does hold bitcoin. He further outlines the characteristics which make Bitcoin an emerging store of value and he draws some fascinating similarities between the history of gold and the history of bitcoin.
The Master of Crypto Liquidity and OTC Automation
While studying physics at MIT Sam decided that he can have the biggest impact in solving these problems by making money as a trader and donating it to important causes. In 2017, he launched Alameda Research to address the liquidity problems he saw in the growing crypto industry. Two years later, his team is trading an average of $1B a day and they are among the top 3 most profitable traders on BitMex. The team has already donated $4M to save human lives, prevent animal suffering, and research AI.
Currency.com - Trade Stocks and Bonds With Crypto. Profit in Crypto.
Currency.com is the first regulated tokenized securities exchange which allows crypto holders to get price exposure to more than 1000 securities such as Apple, Facebook, and Telsa stock, governmental bonds, and industry indices like the S&P500 and the DAX.
Ivan explains in detail how Currency.com work, why the company based its operations in Belarus, what are its most sought investment products, why they are determined to move to a completely decentralized trading engine and much more.
Actively Traded Cryptocurrencies. Inactive & Deadcoins.
This crypto shot features Clay Collins, the founder and CEO of Nomics. This episode covers:
1. How exchanges create fake volumes out of thin air.
2. What makes Nomics different from other pricing trackers and API providers.
3. Why Nomics classifies crypto assets as actively traded, inactive and deadcoins.
And we finish off with some valuable insights from Clay on building a successful company.
TruStory: The Social Network for Debating.
In this episode, I am talking to Preethi Kasireddy, the founder of TruStory - the only place on the internet where you can have truly constructive debates on crypto topics. This is a place where you go to not to argue and prove how smart you are, but to genuinely look for the truth or at least all sides of a particular story. What’s more, you can make money by debating on the platform.