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Whether you are a seasoned investor or new to cryptocurrencies, listen to the Crypto Savvy: The Essentials podcast, where we set out to explore and decode all things cryptocurrencies, digital assets and FinTech.
Every week we speak to the biggest names from different sectors of the digital asset landscape as we aim to help you become familiar with the more mind-bending and perplexing topics in this space and become truly crypto-savvy.

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Whether you are a seasoned investor or new to cryptocurrencies, listen to the Crypto Savvy: The Essentials podcast, where we set out to explore and decode all things cryptocurrencies, digital assets and FinTech.
Every week we speak to the biggest names from different sectors of the digital asset landscape as we aim to help you become familiar with the more mind-bending and perplexing topics in this space and become truly crypto-savvy.

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    Same Same but Different? How Crypto Mirrors TradFi (ft. Kunal Kanodia)

    Same Same but Different? How Crypto Mirrors TradFi (ft. Kunal Kanodia)

    In this episode, our new host Jason Li caught up with Kunal Kanodia, Senior Director (Product Strategist) at HashKey. A quintessential "TradFi guy", Kunal is an avid Bitcoin enthusiast who brings nearly two decades of experience in finance and trading. He breaks down the intersection between traditional finance and digital assets, particularly the key differences and similarities of crypto products and those that are in the TradFi space. 
    This episode also features the debut of Crypto Savvy's new host, Jason Li. Jason is the Content and Branding Lead at HashKey, and the host of the company's thought leadership and education programmes.

    Notices & Disclaimers
    • Views, information and opinions expressed in the Podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent that of the HashKey Group. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
     
    • This Podcast should not be considered as an offer or solicitation to sell, buy or subscribe to any financial instruments or product, securities or any derivative instrument, or any other rights pertaining thereto.
     
    • Any decision made by a party after listening to this Podcast shall be on the basis of its own research and not be influenced or based on any view expressed in this Podcast or otherwise. This Podcast does not address all risks. This Podcast does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation and has been prepared without regard to individual financial circumstances, objectives or particular needs of listeners. Listeners should seek their own financial, tax, legal, regulatory and other advice regarding the appropriateness or otherwise of investing in any investments and/or pursuing any investment strategies. The HashKey Group does not express any opinion as to the present or future value or price of any instruments referred to in this Podcast.
     
    • By accessing this Podcast, listeners acknowledge that the HashKey Group makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk.

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    • 23 min
    Animoca Brands: Where Wall Street meets the Metaverse (ft. Evan Auyang)

    Animoca Brands: Where Wall Street meets the Metaverse (ft. Evan Auyang)

    In October last year, finance veteran Evan Auyang joined Animoca Brands as its Group President. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Animoca Brands is best known as the company behind some of the most popular blockchain games such as The Sandbox, Crazy Defense Heroes and REVV Racing, and a prominent investor in the space. Since joining Animoca, Evan has been the major driver behind its fundraising and investment efforts.
    In this episode, Evan speaks about the contributions and impact to society Animoca hopes to make, and the importance of community-building in the crypto world. As a senior figure in arguably the biggest blockchain gaming company, Evan also shares how the play-to-earn (P2E) gaming phenomenon is creating new employment opportunities, and the power of user-generated content in the metaverse.
    
    Notices & Disclaimers
     • Views, information and opinions expressed in the Podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent that of the HashKey Group. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
     
    • This Podcast should not be considered as an offer or solicitation to sell, buy or subscribe to any financial instruments or product, securities or any derivative instrument, or any other rights pertaining thereto.
     
    • Any decision made by a party after listening to this Podcast shall be on the basis of its own research and not be influenced or based on any view expressed in this Podcast or otherwise. This Podcast does not address all risks. This Podcast does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation and has been prepared without regard to individual financial circumstances, objectives or particular needs of listeners. Listeners should seek their own financial, tax, legal, regulatory and other advice regarding the appropriateness or otherwise of investing in any investments and/or pursuing any investment strategies. The HashKey Group does not express any opinion as to the present or future value or price of any instruments referred to in this Podcast.
     
    • By accessing this Podcast, listeners acknowledge that the HashKey Group makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. 

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    • 29 min
    The World’s Most Advanced Accounting System (ft. Henri Centieiro)

    The World’s Most Advanced Accounting System (ft. Henri Centieiro)

    Henri Centieiro is the Senior Research Manager at HashKey Capital, HashKey Group’s venture capital and asset management arm. A blockchain enthusiast and aficionado, Henri is a regular speaker at international blockchain conferences, Hong Kong universities and local FinTech and finance associations. In this episode, we asked Henri to give us a briefer on all things blockchain, including the differences between a permissioned and permissionless blockchain, common misconceptions of how transactions on blockchains occur, and successful use cases of industries incorporating the technology into its operations. Describing blockchain as the world’s most secure “accounting system”, Henri also points out what needs to happen in order for blockchain to achieve widespread adoption and realise its true potential.

    Notices & Disclaimers
     • Views, information and opinions expressed in the Podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent that of the HashKey Group. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
     
    • This Podcast should not be considered as an offer or solicitation to sell, buy or subscribe to any financial instruments or product, securities or any derivative instrument, or any other rights pertaining thereto.
     
    • Any decision made by a party after listening to this Podcast shall be on the basis of its own research and not be influenced or based on any view expressed in this Podcast or otherwise. This Podcast does not address all risks. This Podcast does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation and has been prepared without regard to individual financial circumstances, objectives or particular needs of listeners. Listeners should seek their own financial, tax, legal, regulatory and other advice regarding the appropriateness or otherwise of investing in any investments and/or pursuing any investment strategies. The HashKey Group does not express any opinion as to the present or future value or price of any instruments referred to in this Podcast.
     
    • By accessing this Podcast, listeners acknowledge that the HashKey Group makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. 

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    • 30 min
    Bridging CeFi and DeFi (ft. Bénédicte Nolens)

    Bridging CeFi and DeFi (ft. Bénédicte Nolens)

    In January 2022, the Bank of International Settlements Innovation Hub revealed its work program for 2022-2023, which will see the Hub expand its presence into the realms of DeFi, RegTech and cybersecurity, in addition to their existing CBDC and green finance initiatives. Bénédicte Nolens heads up the BIS Innovation Hub’s Hong Kong Centre, which is on a mission to develop innovative solutions that benefit the current financial system.
    Previously the Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank’s blockchain innovation arm, Bénédicte explains to us how central bankers are responding to the digital asset movement and why adopting DeFi might not be the smartest solution for them. She also shares how the Hub is developing of a multi CBDC prototype platform to facilitate international payments, and why “Green Finance” is a field that everyone should start paying attention to.

    Notices & Disclaimers
    • Views, information and opinions expressed in the Podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent that of the HashKey Group. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
     
    • This Podcast should not be considered as an offer or solicitation to sell, buy or subscribe to any financial instruments or product, securities or any derivative instrument, or any other rights pertaining thereto.
     
    • Any decision made by a party after listening to this Podcast shall be on the basis of its own research and not be influenced or based on any view expressed in this Podcast or otherwise. This Podcast does not address all risks. This Podcast does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation and has been prepared without regard to individual financial circumstances, objectives or particular needs of listeners. Listeners should seek their own financial, tax, legal, regulatory and other advice regarding the appropriateness or otherwise of investing in any investments and/or pursuing any investment strategies. The HashKey Group does not express any opinion as to the present or future value or price of any instruments referred to in this Podcast.
     
    • By accessing this Podcast, listeners acknowledge that the HashKey Group makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. 

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    • 26 min
    Jumping Into Liquidity Pools (ft. Rob Alcorn)

    Jumping Into Liquidity Pools (ft. Rob Alcorn)

    Whenever crypto firms and institutions want to borrow money, they often find it challenging to take out a loan from traditional lenders such as banks; and when they turn to DeFi, these protocols’ over-collateralisation requirements often eat into the borrowers’ ability to efficiently use their capital. Because of this, Clearpool, founded in 2021, came up with a solution, where institutional borrowers can access unsecured loans directly from their ecosystem.
    Listen to how its CEO and Co-Founder, Rob Alcorn, describes the logic and mechanism behind Clearpool’s innovative uncollateralized lending protocol. Rob also explains the measures they take to minimise counter-party risks, why lenders are naturally incentivised to provide liquidity onto the platform.

    Notices & Disclaimers
    • Views, information and opinions expressed in the Podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent that of the HashKey Group. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
     
    • This Podcast should not be considered as an offer or solicitation to sell, buy or subscribe to any financial instruments or product, securities or any derivative instrument, or any other rights pertaining thereto.
     
    • Any decision made by a party after listening to this Podcast shall be on the basis of its own research and not be influenced or based on any view expressed in this Podcast or otherwise. This Podcast does not address all risks. This Podcast does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation and has been prepared without regard to individual financial circumstances, objectives or particular needs of listeners. Listeners should seek their own financial, tax, legal, regulatory and other advice regarding the appropriateness or otherwise of investing in any investments and/or pursuing any investment strategies. The HashKey Group does not express any opinion as to the present or future value or price of any instruments referred to in this Podcast.
     
    • By accessing this Podcast, listeners acknowledge that the HashKey Group makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. 

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    • 23 min
    Keeping Your Digital Assets Safe (ft. Alessio Quaglini)

    Keeping Your Digital Assets Safe (ft. Alessio Quaglini)

    Digital asset custody is in many ways similar to the custody of traditional financial assets. Investors need to know their digital assets are safe, yet the nature of these assets means that secure custody potentially poses more challenges. As the market continues to mature and more institutions get in the game, these holders will naturally expect custodians to manage their assets just as they expect banks to manage their traditional financial assets. In this episode we spoke with Alessio Quaglini, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian HEX Trust, as he pulls back the curtains on what it really means to retain custody of a digital asset, the different categories of digital assets custody, the parameters of choosing a reliable custodian, and HEX Trust’s recent venture into the Metaverse.
    Notices & Disclaimers
    • Views, information and opinions expressed in the Podcast are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent that of the HashKey Group. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
     
    • This Podcast should not be considered as an offer or solicitation to sell, buy or subscribe to any financial instruments or product, securities or any derivative instrument, or any other rights pertaining thereto.
     
    • Any decision made by a party after listening to this Podcast shall be on the basis of its own research and not be influenced or based on any view expressed in this Podcast or otherwise. This Podcast does not address all risks. This Podcast does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation and has been prepared without regard to individual financial circumstances, objectives or particular needs of listeners. Listeners should seek their own financial, tax, legal, regulatory and other advice regarding the appropriateness or otherwise of investing in any investments and/or pursuing any investment strategies. The HashKey Group does not express any opinion as to the present or future value or price of any instruments referred to in this Podcast.
     
    • By accessing this Podcast, listeners acknowledge that the HashKey Group makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. 

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