99 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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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.

    Why Acala is Building DeFi on Polkadot - Ruitao Su, Bette Chen, Ep. 135

    Why Acala is Building DeFi on Polkadot - Ruitao Su, Bette Chen, Ep. 135

    Acala, the anticipated project building on Polkadot, is building a hub for DeFi. Founders Bette Chen (@bettechentt) and Ruitao Su (@ruitao_su) joins us this week in breaking down:
    Building DeFu on Ethereum vs. Polkadot  Why Acala chose Polkadot over other chains Staking derivatives as the next big opportunity in DeFi Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. 
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    CRYPTO.COM: Crypto.com serves 10M+ customers, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. 

    On the Crypto.com Exchange, you can buy coins at up to 50% off and mine the hottest DeFi tokens in one-click. Plus, you get paid a 2% deposit bonus, and up to 10% APR of interest by staking CRO! Sign up for the Crypto.com Exchange.

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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
    Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

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    NFTs for Skeptics: Bubble or New Paradigm? - Nick Tomaino, Ep. 134

    NFTs for Skeptics: Bubble or New Paradigm? - Nick Tomaino, Ep. 134

    I've been a vocal skeptic of NFTs as investments in the long term. To challenge my view, veteran crypto VC and ex-Coinbase early employee, Nick Tomaino (@NTMoney), joins us to debate:
    How do you value digital collectibles? The enforceability of moats in NFTs Are NFTs in a bubble? How large is the NFT opportunity? NFT projects Nick is most excited about Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. 
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    CRYPTO.COM: Crypto.com serves 10M+ customers, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. 

    On the Crypto.com Exchange, you can buy coins at up to 50% off and mine the hottest DeFi tokens in one-click. Plus, you get paid a 2% deposit bonus, and up to 10% APR of interest by staking CRO! Sign up for the Crypto.com Exchange.

    BITTREX GLOBAL: You can now trade tokenized stocks like Google, Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba on Bittrex Global. Users can trade 24/7 globally, even purchase fractions of a share. Sign up now: https://global.bittrex.com/discover/tokenized-stocks. 
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
    Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 
     

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    Dune Analytics: The Secret Weapon of Top Crypto Investors - Frederik Haga, Ep. 133

    Dune Analytics: The Secret Weapon of Top Crypto Investors - Frederik Haga, Ep. 133

    Crypto is evolving rapidly as an asset class - analysts now have to wade through  terabytes of data to surface opportunities that may generate alpha. At the center of this is Dune Analytics, a community-driven data platform favored by crypto diehards.
    Founder Frederik Haga (@hagaetc) joins us to discuss:
    How do analysts generate alpha from onchain data? Why data dashboards are the new financial reports What is community driven data? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. 
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    CRYPTO.COM: Crypto.com serves 5M+ customers, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. 

    On the Crypto.com Exchange, you can buy coins at up to 50% off and mine the hottest DeFi tokens in one-click. Plus, you get paid a 2% deposit bonus, and up to 10% APR of interest by staking CRO! Sign up for the Crypto.com Exchange.

    BITTREX GLOBAL: You can now trade tokenized stocks like Google, Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba on Bittrex Global. Users can trade 24/7 globally, even purchase fractions of a share. Sign up now: https://global.bittrex.com/discover/tokenized-stocks. 
    RADIX: Radix is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com
     
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
    Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

    • 38 min
    The Future of Yield Aggregators with Rari Capital, Ep 132

    The Future of Yield Aggregators with Rari Capital, Ep 132

    This week, I'm joined by the two young entrepreneurs behind Rari Capital, Jai Bhavnani (@jai_bhavnani) and Jack Lipstone (@JackLipstone), to talk all things DeFi and yield. We discuss:
    What are the moats for yield aggregators? Rari Capital's focus on UX and security Strategies for retaining users in DeFi The sustainability of DeFi yields Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    CRYPTO.COM: Crypto.com serves 5M+ customers, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. 

    On the Crypto.com Exchange, you can buy coins at up to 50% off and mine the hottest DeFi tokens in one-click. Plus, you get paid a 2% deposit bonus, and up to 10% APR of interest by staking CRO! Sign up for the Crypto.com Exchange.

    BITTREX GLOBAL: You can now trade tokenized stocks like Google, Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba on Bittrex Global. Users can trade 24/7 globally, even purchase fractions of a share. Sign up now: https://global.bittrex.com/discover/tokenized-stocks. 
    RADIX: Radix is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com
     
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
    Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 
     
     

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    The Graph: Behind The Most Used Crypto Project, Tegan Kline, Ep 131

    The Graph: Behind The Most Used Crypto Project, Tegan Kline, Ep 131

    With DeFi ballooning into a $70B phenomenon, a lot of attention has turned to The Graph, an indexing protocol supporting the most popular DeFi projects. The Graph business lead Tegan Kline (@theklineventure) joins us in discussing:
    What is an "indexing protocol"? Why is The Graph the most used project in crypto What are parallel services/ companies in the non-crypto world? How does the $GRT token work  Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    CRYPTO.COM: Crypto.com serves 5M+ customers today, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. The Crypto.com Visa Card gives you up to 8% cashback instantly, and 100% back on Spotify and Netflix. Get $25 worth of CRO when you download the Crypto.com App with code BLOCKCRUNCH and stake 5,000 CRO or more to reserve a metal card!

    BITTREX GLOBAL: You can now trade tokenized stocks like Google, Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba on Bittrex Global. Users can trade 24/7 globally, even purchase fractions of a share. Sign up now: https://global.bittrex.com/discover/tokenized-stocks. 
    RADIX: Radix is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com
     
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    Disclosures
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
    Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

    • 34 min
    Top Crypto Fund on 2021 Outlook, DeFi and Composable Yield, Ep. 130

    Top Crypto Fund on 2021 Outlook, DeFi and Composable Yield, Ep. 130

    When will institutions get excited about crypto beyond Bitcoin? Richard Galvin (@richwgalvin), founder of Sydney-based Digital Asset Capital Management, a top-performing fund in the past few years, join us to share his take as a former trad-fi investor turned crypto fund manager:
    Why "composable yield" will drive trillions to crypto What projects DACM are betting on  Richard's 2021 crypto market outlook  Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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    CRYPTO.COM: Crypto.com serves 5M+ customers today, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. The Crypto.com Visa Card gives you up to 8% cashback instantly, and 100% back on Spotify and Netflix. Get $25 worth of CRO when you download the Crypto.com App with code BLOCKCRUNCH and stake 5,000 CRO or more to reserve a metal card!

    BITTREX GLOBAL: You can now trade tokenized stocks like Google, Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba on Bittrex Global. Users can trade 24/7 globally, even purchase fractions of a share. Sign up now: https://global.bittrex.com/discover/tokenized-stocks. 
    RADIX: Radix is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com
     
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    Disclosures
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    Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
    Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA
    Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

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Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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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!

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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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