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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.

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.

    DeFi is a Ticking Time Bomb - Ben Sparango (Multicoin Capital) vs. Christian Keroles (BTC Inc), Ep. 89

    DeFi is a Ticking Time Bomb - Ben Sparango (Multicoin Capital) vs. Christian Keroles (BTC Inc), Ep. 89

    In this very special episode, Ben Sparango (@bennybitcons) from Multicoin Capital and Christian Keroles (@CK_SNARKS) debate the most common critiques for DeFi:

    - DeFi can't scale beyond speculation
    - DeFi can't bank the unbanked
    - Composability is a ticking time bomb
    - The "skeumorphism" of DeFi

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    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

    • 48 min
    The Missing Pieces in Crypto UX - Chris Whinfrey (Co-founder, Authereum), Ep. 88

    The Missing Pieces in Crypto UX - Chris Whinfrey (Co-founder, Authereum), Ep. 88

    This week, I'm joined by Chris Winfrey, co-founder of Authereum, which aims to bridge the gap between Web 3 and Web 2 user experiences. We dive into:

    - The missing UX components in Web 3 
    - What Metamask & Coinbase wallets lack
    - The risks of contract-based accounts
    - Building a moat around crypto wallet businesses
    - Why Authereum puts Dai first

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    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

    • 34 min
    2020: Preparing for the Year of Staking - Joe Lallouz (CEO, Bison Trails), Ep. 87

    2020: Preparing for the Year of Staking - Joe Lallouz (CEO, Bison Trails), Ep. 87

    This week, I'm joined by Joe Lallouz (@JoeLallouz), the CEO of Bison Trails. We talk:

    - How staking companies can build moats
    - Are exchanges a threat to independent stakers?
    - Bison Trails' origins and differentiation
    - Threat of centralization in staking
    - Why Bison Trails joined Facebook's Libra

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    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

    • 47 min
    What's Next for Crypto Collectibles? - Devin Finzer, OpenSea, Ep. 86

    What's Next for Crypto Collectibles? - Devin Finzer, OpenSea, Ep. 86

    This week, I'm joined by Devin Finzer (@dfinzer), co-founder of crypto collectible marketplace OpenSea that raised $2.1M from Blockchain Capital and others. We dive into:

    - The overlooked opportunity of crypto collectibles
    - OpenSea's business model and moat
    - The future of non-fungible tokens
    - Crypto art, collectibles, trading cards, and more

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    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

    • 43 min
    Ex Goldman Sachs Partner's Crypto 2020 Outlook - Kelvin Koh, Spartan Capital, Ep. 85

    Ex Goldman Sachs Partner's Crypto 2020 Outlook - Kelvin Koh, Spartan Capital, Ep. 85

    Kelvin Koh (@SpartanBlack_1), former Partner at Goldman Sachs, current CIO at Hong Kong based crypto hedge fund Spartan Capital makes his podcast debut. We discuss:

    - Is there diversification in crypto? (11:33)
    - The risk of shorting cryptoassets (12:20)
    - Thoughts on velocity, current valuations  (15:26)
    - Why the halvening isn't "priced in" (29:00)
    - How do derivatives affect crypto price discovery (35:11)
    - Are institutions coming this year? (40:25)

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    • 46 min
    A Bitcoiner's Take on Cryptocurrencies - Stephan Livera, Ep. 84

    A Bitcoiner's Take on Cryptocurrencies - Stephan Livera, Ep. 84

    Stephan Livera (@stephanlivera), Bitcoin maximalist, Austrian economist and founder of Ministry of Nodes & Stephan Livera Podcast, shares his views on crypto and Bitcoin's economic underpinnings. We discuss:

    - Austrian Economics 101
    - Improving vs. disrupting central banks
    - Does BTC adoption require a paradigm shift in economics?
    - Bitcoin valuation
    - Why Bitcoin, not crypto

    Not financial advice. Hosted by @mrjasonchoi

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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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Best Asia Crypto pod

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Intel and Insight From VCs in the Crypto Space

Blockcrunch is a regular and important listen for me because it covers a specific segment of emmerging technology in its early development. Because the show is based in Asia, it also tends to cover one of the most widely valued and under reported markets in the industry for US listeners. With more than 70 episodes, its clear that Jason Choi knows a lot more than I do about this stuff, and listening to his interviews as opposed to doing the research on my own saves me a lot of time.

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