100 episodes

Base Layer will be providing insights from founders and investors in the base layer of cryptoassets. Simplifying complex projects and the technology being developed, from interoperability to relayers and more - who is building the future, why are they and how are they doing it.

Base Layer David Nage

    • Technology
    • 4.9, 23 Ratings

Base Layer will be providing insights from founders and investors in the base layer of cryptoassets. Simplifying complex projects and the technology being developed, from interoperability to relayers and more - who is building the future, why are they and how are they doing it.

    Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, Inflation Storms and Bitcoin's role

    Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, Inflation Storms and Bitcoin's role

    Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is a financial advisor and a member of the investment committee at WESCAP Group, where he manages wealth and provides financial advice to clients.Andy is the author of the book Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow. Additionally, his opinions on Bitcoin have been published in The Wall Street Journal, and his opinions on regulation of the Internet monopolies have been published in The Economist.Before joining WESCAP Group, Andy was a professional investor at a private equity fund and a hedge fund. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 he caught a glimpse into the making of “financial sausage” while working at Goldman Sachs.

    • 30 min
    Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin's role

    Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin's role

    Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is a financial advisor and a member of the investment committee at WESCAP Group, where he manages wealth and provides financial advice to clients.Andy is the author of the book Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow. Additionally, his opinions on Bitcoin have been published in The Wall Street Journal, and his opinions on regulation of the Internet monopolies have been published in The Economist.Before joining WESCAP Group, Andy was a professional investor at a private equity fund and a hedge fund. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 he caught a glimpse into the making of “financial sausage” while working at Goldman Sachs.

    • 30 min
    Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin's role

    Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin's role

    Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is a financial advisor and a member of the investment committee at WESCAP Group, where he manages wealth and provides financial advice to clients.Andy is the author of the book Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow. Additionally, his opinions on Bitcoin have been published in The Wall Street Journal, and his opinions on regulation of the Internet monopolies have been published in The Economist.Before joining WESCAP Group, Andy was a professional investor at a private equity fund and a hedge fund. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 he caught a glimpse into the making of “financial sausage” while working at Goldman Sachs.

    • 30 min
    Base Layer Episode 140: Jeff Booth on Technology being Deflationary, Global Inequality, Central Bankers response to COVID, Bitcoin and more

    Base Layer Episode 140: Jeff Booth on Technology being Deflationary, Global Inequality, Central Bankers response to COVID, Bitcoin and more

    Jeff joins me for an amazing chat that covers a wide array of topics. Jeff is the co-founder of BuildDirect, an online marketplace for heavyweight home improvement products that connects buyers with sellers. He has been at the forefront of technology for over 20 years since the dot-com era. Jeff also wrote an amazing book: "The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation Is the Key to an Abundant Future. In a sweeping analysis that draws upon economics, science, innovation, politics, psychology, sociology, and business, Jeff offers an intriguing thesis predicated on the deflationary impact of technological advances. We also spend time discussing COVID-19 and the central bankers response and a very strong case for review of Bitcoin.  

    • 42 min
    Base Layer Episode 138: Yan Pritzker from Swan Bitcoin discusses his book "Inventing Bitcoin" & working on a new onramp to Bitcoin

    Base Layer Episode 138: Yan Pritzker from Swan Bitcoin discusses his book "Inventing Bitcoin" & working on a new onramp to Bitcoin

    Yan joins us to discuss his great book "Inventing Bitcoin" which friend of the show Nic Carter from Castle Island Ventures was quoted as saying: "Having read virtually every Bitcoin explainer, I believe it’s the best from-scratch introduction to Bitcoin, requiring no prior knowledge at all." We also discuss his work at Swan Bitcoin which allows weekly, paycheck, or monthly savings options steadily converting your dollars to Bitcoin savings. According to data provided by Swan Bitcoin, Dollars have lost 90% of their purchasing power since 1950 as central bankers printed more of them. According to Yan and the team: "Bitcoin’s fixed supply makes it the best way to save your money."

    • 41 min
    Base Layer Episode 137: Adam Pokornicky, COO of DAIM: What has delayed Wall Street from reviewing Bitcoin, the importance of Paul Tudor Jones & Bitcoin and more

    Base Layer Episode 137: Adam Pokornicky, COO of DAIM: What has delayed Wall Street from reviewing Bitcoin, the importance of Paul Tudor Jones & Bitcoin and more

    Adam joins me on Base Layer for a straight up fire episode of Base Layer! Adam has spent years in the traditional finance world and has a wealth of experience seeing the sausage made in '08-'09 and throughout. We talk about why PM's/Analysts in Wall Street haven't reviewed Bitcoin to date and why Paul Tudor Jones public announcement and investor letter is about to change all that. We talk about the role of Bitcoin in a professional portfolio when public pensions are underperforming and so much more. 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Cody B 123 ,

Keep up the great work!

Love the quality people you get on the podcast.

katyakov ,

Good podcast on crypto

Nice conversations on blockchain and crypto, not a 101 level and not too technical at the same time.

The quality of recording is not always great though, specifically on the guests’ side

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