98 episodes

The most global podcast for investors in cryptocurrencies and blockchain, featuring fund managers and founders from all corners of the world sharing their theses and strategies.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), Head of Research at Spartan Capital, a cryptoasset hedge fund, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Not financial advice.

Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends Jason Choi

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    • 4.8, 35 Ratings

The most global podcast for investors in cryptocurrencies and blockchain, featuring fund managers and founders from all corners of the world sharing their theses and strategies.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), Head of Research at Spartan Capital, a cryptoasset hedge fund, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Not financial advice.

    The Secret to Synthetix's Success - Kain Warwick, Ep. 110

    The Secret to Synthetix's Success - Kain Warwick, Ep. 110

    Synthetix came out of nowhere in 2019 and became one of the largest DeFi projects today. Founder Kain Warwick (@kaiynne @synthetix_io) joins us in discussing some of your burning questions:

    - What triggered Synthetix's growth?
    - Moat against dYdX and upcoming DeFi exchanges
    - Kain's thoughts on Serum - the Solana based dex
    - Thoughts on using layer 2 vs. building on another chain
    - The next phase of Synthetix

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    • 51 min
    Balancer vs. Uniswap, Yield Farming and DeFi Moats - Fernando Martinelli, Balancer Labs, Ep. 109

    Balancer vs. Uniswap, Yield Farming and DeFi Moats - Fernando Martinelli, Balancer Labs, Ep. 109

    With the DeFi yield farming craze in full swing, Balancer Labs founder Fernando Martinelli (@fcmartinelli) joins us in discussing one of the hottest projects in the crypto space. We discuss:

    - Balancer's origins
    - What are "automated market makers"?
    - How does Balancer differ from Uniswap?
    - Will aggregators destroy value capture for decentralized exchanges?
    - Do new AMMs like Thorchain & Bancor work?

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    • 51 min
    Is DeFi in a Bubble? - Ben Forman, ParaFi Capital, Ep. 108

    Is DeFi in a Bubble? - Ben Forman, ParaFi Capital, Ep. 108

    Ben Forman is the Founder and Managing Partner at DeFi focused fund ParaFi, backed by billionaire Henry Kravis among other well known investors.

    Ben makes his podcast debut and joins us in discussing:

    - Is DeFi in a bubble? How can we tell?
    - What areas of DeFi are under-invested? What's overhyped?
    - Specific projects and verticals Ben is tracking
    - Thoughts on yield mining
    - Are institutions looking at DeFi?

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Avalanche Wants to Bridge CeFi & DeFi- John Wu, Ava Labs, Ep. 107

    How Avalanche Wants to Bridge CeFi & DeFi- John Wu, Ava Labs, Ep. 107

    John Wu (@john1wu) spent a decade on Wall Street working at some of the top investment firms.

    Now he heads Ava Labs, the company overseeing the development of a new blockchain backed by the who's who of crypto VCs. With their public sale occurring now, John joins me to talk:

    - How 10 years on Wall Street led John to crypto
    - Why Avalanche is targeting traditional finance
    - Avalanche's hybrid private + permissioned approach
    - John's wish list for DeFi

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    • 47 min
    The Revival of Layer 1s is Near - Illia & Erik, NEAR Foundation, Ep. 106

    The Revival of Layer 1s is Near - Illia & Erik, NEAR Foundation, Ep. 106

    Can Layer 1s make a come back in a market obsessed with apps and DeFi? Illia Polosukhin (@ilblackdragon) and Erik Trautman (@ErikTrautman) of NEAR foundation join us this week in discussing

    - Why the tipping point for new Layer 1 is now
    - NEAR vs. Polkadot vs. ETH 2.0
    - How to scale developer communities the right way
    - How NEAR intends to scale its users

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    • 47 min
    Are Fan Tokens A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity? - Alexander Dreyfus, Socios, Ep. 105

    Are Fan Tokens A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity? - Alexander Dreyfus, Socios, Ep. 105

    Socios recently sold $1.3M worth of "fan tokens" to fans of soccer club FC Barcelona, with more on the way. Alex Dreyfus (@alex_dreyfus), founder of Socios, joins us in discussing:

    - What are fan tokens, and how big is the opportunity?
    - Using cryptoassets to engage consumers in B2C businesses
    - What the Chilliz token is 


    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Jason, host of the Blockcrunch podcast, highlights all aspects of crypto and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

WarcM ,

Best in crypto for those who wish to learn

Jason understands the industry better than any other podcaster in the space because as a non-engineer he sees the full picture, but still smart enough to dig into the nuance.

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Best Asia Crypto pod

Jason of spartan cap brings you the best info out of the Asian crypto scene and makes it available to westerners. This is an absolutely necessary listen. Subscribe!

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