70 episodes

The podcast is about the future of investing and finance, without the hype.
It is home to two series hosted by George Aliferis who interviews the operators, thought leaders and investors that are shaping the future of our financial fabric.
The Fintech Files, our original series, is investigating (think X-Files but for Fintech) B2B Fintech to discover new technologies and to understand what goes on behind the scene as financial services are being remodelled.
The Future of Investing explores key themes in financial markets as the historical bull run seems to have come to an end in 2021.

The Fintech Files George Aliferis

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The podcast is about the future of investing and finance, without the hype.
It is home to two series hosted by George Aliferis who interviews the operators, thought leaders and investors that are shaping the future of our financial fabric.
The Fintech Files, our original series, is investigating (think X-Files but for Fintech) B2B Fintech to discover new technologies and to understand what goes on behind the scene as financial services are being remodelled.
The Future of Investing explores key themes in financial markets as the historical bull run seems to have come to an end in 2021.

    Powering the E in ESG and the Dawn of the Greenwashing Era | Brennan Spellacy - CEO, Patch

    Powering the E in ESG and the Dawn of the Greenwashing Era | Brennan Spellacy - CEO, Patch

    A deep dive into Decarbonization and the ESG Reckoning - with Brennan Spellacy, CEO & Co-Founder of Patch - a  platform that powers climate action

    🎧 https://pod.link/the-fintech-files/

    🎥 https://youtu.be/FW84_z5n4Bk

    🏦THE COMPANY

    Patch is an API and a marketplace that enables companies to seamlessly purchase as little as a gram to giga-tonnes of carbon removal from reputable and trusted carbon removal projects.

    💰 Funding: Series A US$ 20.8M

    HIGHLIGHTS

    ▶ We discuss the SEC’s recent moves against Greenwashing in ESG investing

    ▶How an efficient marketplace can help Decarbonization

    ▶How Patch clients manage their carbon offset, with the example of EQT

    ▶How Crypto can become cleaner

    TO GO FURTHER

    Visit https://www.patch.io/

    Brennan on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/bspellacy/

    TIMESTAMPS

    00:00 Intro

    00:36 Brennan before Patch

    02:40 What does Patch do?

    03:25 How it works for a client - example of EQT

    05:16 Carbon removal commitment vs Carbon neutrality

    07:26 How Patch clients can take an active role in selecting their carbon offsetting projects

    09:14 How an efficient marketplace increases carbon offsetting activities

    10:58 The supply side of the Patch marketplace

    13:04 The trust component of the marketplace

    14:21 The environmental impact

    16:04 Does carbon offsetting reduce the incentive to reduce carbon emissions?

    18:39 The E in ESG

    19:48 The SEC vs Greenwashing

    21:44 The crypto question

    24:44 Bullish on blockchain but critical of the crypto industry

    26:47 George's take on crypto

    28:36 What's next for Patch

    ABOUT THIS PODCAST

    Welcome to the podcast that unveils the future of investing, hosted by George Aliferis.

    In each episode, we explore asset classes, trends and technologies, with founders, investors and experts involved in shaping that future.

    George is a reformed banker and marketer now using his skills to explore new investment opportunities and expose the hype. George is a Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA) charter holder.

    • 30 min
    Tokenizing Gold and other Precious Metals | Alexander Tkachenko - CEO, VNX

    Tokenizing Gold and other Precious Metals | Alexander Tkachenko - CEO, VNX

    A deep dive into the perspective offered by the tokenization of gold with the Founder and CEO of VNX, Alexander Tkachenko

    🎧Link: https://lnkd.in/ecY_CWQA

    🏦THE COMPANY

    VNX is a European platform for tokenised precious metals registered with the Financial Markets Authority of Lichtenstein

    ⚡️HIGHLIGHTS

    Compared to other ways of tracking gold, the solution offered by VNX can:


    Offer a low-cost way to track gold compared to ETPs
    A more efficient way to own it than storing it on your own

    The tokenization extends the benefits through the proprieties of Defi


    Accessibility
    Transferability
    Transparency
    Fractionalization

    TO GO FURTHER

    Visit https://vnx.li/

    TIMESTAMPS

    00:00 Tokenizing Precious Metals | Alexander  Tkachenko - CEO, VNX

    00:47 Intro: why Blockchain & Gold

    02:54 Alexander's background

    04:07 How VNX Works

    05:53 Comparing tokenization to other ways of tracking gold

    08:57 Trading via VNX

    13:43 What types of investors can use the service

    15:35 Regulatory framework

    17:25 Assessing the worst-case scenario

    19:51 The triple advantage of tokenization

    21:31 How Defi changes the infrastructure of financial markets

    23:05 Access is global

    24:10 Discussing the broader impact of Defi

    27:02 A neutral view of current events in the crypto space

    31:15 Alternative career path

    31:53 Personal investments

    ABOUT THIS PODCAST

    Welcome to the podcast that unveils the future of investing, hosted by George Aliferis.

    In each episode, we explore asset classes, trends and technologies, with founders, investors and experts involved in shaping that future.

    George is a reformed banker and marketer now using his skills to explore new investment opportunities and expose the hype. George is a Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA) charterholder.

    • 32 min
    Crypto Mining Powered by the Players | Joe Downie, CMO - Nicehash

    Crypto Mining Powered by the Players | Joe Downie, CMO - Nicehash

    A deep dive into the economics of Crypto mining and how NiceHash uses the GPU power of gamers, with Joe Downie the CMO of NiceHash

    🎧Link: https://pod.link/the-fintech-files

    🏦THE COMPANY

    NiceHash is a global cryptocurrency hash power broker and cryptocurrency exchange.

    👾Its focus is on gamers with powerful computers that can be used to mine crypto

    Founded: 2014

    🧌Users: 2.5 Million

    HIGHLIGHTS

    ▶ How Crypto mining works via Proof of Work

    ▶The economics of mining for gamers

    ▶ Bitcoin as means of payment

    ▶How regulation is becoming a critical question

    And more…

    TO LEARN MORE

    https://www.nicehash.com/links

    TIMESTAMPS

    00:00 YT - Powering Crypto with Gamers' Computing Power | Joe Downie, CMO -  NiceHash

    00:25 An overview of Cryptocurrency mining

    01:21 How real is the image of crypto we see in fiction

    02:46 How NiceHash powers crypto with gamers' GPU

    05:29 How Gamers benefit from NiceHash

    09:43 Who are the NiceHash users

    15:35 How and why NiceHash built a crypto exchange

    18:39 In proof of work all minors are equal (unlike proof of stake)

    20:57 Main marketing challenges

    24:00 Measuring marketing activities

    24:53 The Nvidia defeat

    27:00 Joe's outlook on Crypto: The Merge & Regulation

    30:20 Alternative career path

    31:01 Personal investments

    ABOUT THIS PODCAST

    Welcome to the podcast that unveils the future of investing, hosted by George Aliferis. George is a reformed banker and marketer and Chartered Alternative Investment Association member.

    In each episode, we explore asset classes, trends and technologies, with founders, investors and experts involved in shaping that future.

    • 31 min
    Analyzing Terra's Collapse; Building a DAO; Why decentralization matters and its limits | Carlos Mercado Ξ - CharlieDAO

    Analyzing Terra's Collapse; Building a DAO; Why decentralization matters and its limits | Carlos Mercado Ξ - CharlieDAO

    A deep dive into DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) with the founder of CharlieDAO, Carlos Mercado  

    Listen to the podcast on your favourite platform: https://pod.link/the-fintech-files

    TIMESTAMPS

    00:00 Intro 

    00:30 DAOs and CharlieDAO 

    01:45 Carlos's background in economics and data science 

    04:10 The process of getting involved in a DAO 

    08:10 Role of the DAO founder (as opposed to CEO) 

    10:37 The core benefits and costs of decentralization 

    13:11 DAOs, their limits and the future of work 

    15:21 Thoughts on Luna / Terra 

    17:48 How Terra could have worked 

    23:22 The damage Terra has done to Defi 

    27:00 How CharlieDAO is built and its goals 

    28:57 TrueFreeze a spinout from CharlieDAO (zero-coupon for Ethereum) 

    32:36 Mechanism of TrueFreeze 

    37:58 What Carlos is most excited about in Defi: providing access to new financial tools for everyone

    • 43 min
    The Apex Predator of Defi? Orca - The Leading Decentralized Exchange on the Solana Chain | Boaz Shoshan - Orca [The Future of Investing]

    The Apex Predator of Defi? Orca - The Leading Decentralized Exchange on the Solana Chain | Boaz Shoshan - Orca [The Future of Investing]

    Orca is a Decentralized Exchange on the Solana chain that has seen spectacular growth since its launch in February 2021. 

    ▶Over $25bn volume traded 

    ▶Third largest DEX 

    ▶Over 140,000 Daily Active Users  

    For more info https://orca.so/ 

    Listen to the podcast on your favourite platform: https://pod.link/the-fintech-files 

    TIMESTAMPS

    00:00 Introduction to Orca 

    01:53 Boaz's background 

    04:07 Working in crypto and starting at Orca 

    05:05 An overview of Defi and DEX 

    10:52 Orca: The third exchange in terms of trading volumes 

    12:28 Integrating with Orca 

    14:09 Embedded trading, swapping, and providing liquidity 

    19:49 Who the users are 

    22:04 There's no need for B2b marketing when the partners are users 

    22:53 Near term developments: trading, community, partnerships 

    24:47 The capital efficiency of concentrated liquidity 

    25:48 George's perspective as an Orca user

    • 30 min
    Disrupting the investment process of a $120 trillion asset class | Russell, Feldman, CEO - IMTC [The Future of Investing]

    Disrupting the investment process of a $120 trillion asset class | Russell, Feldman, CEO - IMTC [The Future of Investing]

    A conversation between George Aliferis and Russell Feldman about the fixed income market. Russell is the CEO of IMTC, a cutting-edge, cloud-based investment management system for fixed income investors.  

    For more info https://imtc.com/  

    TIMESTAMPS 

    00:21 An overview of the fixed income market 

    01:08 Russell's background 

    02:56 Legacy tech in fixed income 

    04:17 The complexity of fixed income securities

    06:34 Key Challenges for Fixed Income portfolio managers 

    15:10 The benefits of cloud technology in the fixed income space for data processing 

    18:53 Key Trends in the fixed income market 

    • 28 min

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If you’re looking to stay informed on the latest in an ever-evolving fintech landscape - you’ve come to the right place! The interviews George leads are incredibly insightful and engaging. Tune in for actionable tips to level up your business and overcome challenges. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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