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defire is deciphering crypto, one story at a time. Come along on a journey into the crazy world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. In each episode, we get to know the people behind the hype and listen to their stories. Subscribe today!

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defire is deciphering crypto, one story at a time. Come along on a journey into the crazy world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. In each episode, we get to know the people behind the hype and listen to their stories. Subscribe today!

    $50M Bitcoin Monthly: Julian Liniger's Startup Story

    $50M Bitcoin Monthly: Julian Liniger's Startup Story

    Tune in to this episode of the Defire podcast as host Jonas chats with Julian Liniger, CEO and founder of Relai. Known as the simplest app for buying Bitcoin in Europe, Relai steers clear of ETH, SOL, and meme coins, focusing solely on Bitcoin. Julian recounts his transition from a quaint Swiss village to leading a crypto startup, discussing the potential for Bitcoin's growth and the everyday challenges his company faces, including strict advertising bans across Europe.

    • 57 min
    Master of Liquidity: Anton Golub's Leap from High-Frequency Trading to Crypto Entrepreneurship

    Master of Liquidity: Anton Golub's Leap from High-Frequency Trading to Crypto Entrepreneurship

    In this episode of Defire, join host Jonas as he chats with Anton Golub, from high-frequency trading to founding the pioneering crypto exchange, Lykke. Anton discusses his crypto journey, predicts a Bitcoin surge to $150,000, and explores the impact of social media and AI on branding. Tune in for insights into the future of crypto and tech.

    • 57 min
    Crypto Theses 2024: Predictions & Narratives from Redphone, the Crypto Storyteller

    Crypto Theses 2024: Predictions & Narratives from Redphone, the Crypto Storyteller

    In this episode, we dive into the mind of Redphone, a crypto philosopher and master storyteller. Redphone shares insights into their journey, predictions for 2024, and the battle between freedom and control in the crypto world.

    • 16 min
    From Obese to Olympian: The Sex Toy Millionaire Pledging His Earnings to Tokenholders

    From Obese to Olympian: The Sex Toy Millionaire Pledging His Earnings to Tokenholders

    The Defire podcast welcomes Alan Frei, a Swiss entrepreneur successful in selling sex toys online. Alan shares his belief in creating interesting stories versus convincing people about his business ideas. He discussed his journey from multiple start-up failures to eventually finding success with his online sex toy business, Amorana. Alan has since stepped away from that venture and is now pursuing an Olympic dream in curling for the Philippines. His entrepreneurial spirit has led him to tokenize his new venture, the Alan Frei company, under Swiss law, creating a unique investment opportunity in his future earnings. Alongside becoming an Olympic curler, Alan is focusing on building stories and creating products with his new venture as he transitions from a traditional business model to a more content-creation and community-focused approach.

    • 57 min
    Drive to Earn: Hivemapper CEO Ariel Seidman On How They Mapped 9% Of The World In Only 12 Months

    Drive to Earn: Hivemapper CEO Ariel Seidman On How They Mapped 9% Of The World In Only 12 Months

    Drive to Earn: Hivemapper CEO Ariel Seidman On How They Mapped 9% Of The World In Only 12 Months

    In this episode of the Defire podcast, Jonas (@defiremoney) speaks with Ariel Seidman (@aseidman), CEO and co-founder of Hivemapper. Ariel shares the story of Hivemapper, a decentralized map of the world built with Solana and community input. With 5.7 million kilometers of roads mapped in just one year using dashcams, Hivemapper has covered about 9% of the world's roads. The drivers earn Honey, a Solana-based token, by mapping roads or training their Map AI. The data collected is then sold to various customers such as logistics companies, mapping companies, governments, insurance companies, and auto manufacturers. Ariel emphasizes the importance of understanding specific use cases and customers' needs when building applications or hardware in the crypto space.

    • 59 min
    Solana's Climb to the Top: A Chat with Austin Federa

    Solana's Climb to the Top: A Chat with Austin Federa

    When I sat down with Austin Federa a few weeks ago, the crypto world's sentiment, especially around Solana, was still a bit bleak. Fast forward to today, and the landscape seems to have shifted dramatically. In our wide-ranging conversation about Solana, we delved deep into:

    - Solana's unique approach to scaling blockchain at its core.
    - The history and evolution of computing and its parallels with blockchain.
    - The economic dynamics of crypto and how Solana fits into the bigger picture.
    - The challenges and criticisms faced by Solana in the crypto community.
    - Austin's journey from environmental studies to the forefront of blockchain technology.

    It's fascinating how a few weeks can change perspectives. Dive into our chat and discover the philosophy, technology, and rise of Solana.

    • 1 hr 17 min

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Good stuff

Really interesting stories about crypto. Personally I’m not very bullish on crypto but this is a pleasant listen and has helped me learn more about it. The editing is great and I definitely will be checking out future episodes

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