Join JP Baric, CEO and founder of Aurum Capital Ventures, as he dives into the world of cryptocurrency and explores how digital currency is changing the way the world thinks about money through conversations with thought-leaders in the space.
'Guzman Pintos & Colin Harper - Bitcoin, Mine it or Buy it?
Guzman Pintos is a co-founder and CPO of Luxor Technologies, a Bitcoin mining pool and software services company. Guzman has spent the last three years building indices for hashprice, ASIC prices, and other data for Hashrate Index, Luxor's Bitcoin mining data platform. Colin Harper leads content at Luxor and produces research for Hashrate Index.
'Teeka Tiwari - Not Buying Bitcoin Will be Your Biggest Regret
Teeka Tiwari is the Executive Chairman Strategy Board at Defi Technologies, a company aiming to become the world leader in offering services built upon Decentralized Finance. Teeka’s impressive track record of cryptocurrency market analysis has positioned him as a trusted source for market predictions. Teeka, as an investment analyst, is credited with being one of the first experts to explore cryptocurrencies. He writes the most widely read premium crypto newsletter in the world, Palm Beach Confidential, and was voted “The Most Trusted Person in Crypto” in July 2019.
In this episode, JP talks to Teeka Tiwara about all things Bitcoin. Ranging from the conversation surrounding energy consumption and the environmental impact of Bitcoin, to Defi technologies and the future of cryptocurrencies.
'Karthik Rammohan - How Bitcoin is Incentivizing Renewable Energy Production
Karthik is a power and environmental products markets professional with 10 years of experience in risk management, fundamental analysis, and trading of electricity and renewable energy. He has also been a bitcoin investor since 2013 and has served as an Advisor to Aurum since early 2020 providing insights and information based on his deep understanding of the ERCOT energy market.
In this episode of the podcast, JP and Karthik Rammohan discuss Bitcoins relation to energy production in the United States. They dive into the topic of how Bitcoin mining has actually incentivized renewable energy production and why the notion that Bitcoin is bad for the environment is the opposite from the truth.
'James Viggiano - How the Lightning Network is Disrupting Online Payments
James is an avid cryptocurrency enthusiast and analyst who has written numerous articles and created videos that help others understand the nuances of this ever-evolving industry. He is the founder of Unspent Capital and the co-founder of Cryptosaver. Cryptosaver is an investment platform for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and is designed to make it easy for users to purchase cryptocurrency and track gains on their investments.
In this episode of the podcast, James and JP discuss what the theory behind unspent capital is. They discuss the learning curve that comes with bitcoin and how it requires a mindset change to truly understand the value that comes with it. They also discuss the way in which crypto is related to energy and renewable energy specifically.
'Lawson Baker - How Influencers are Using Social Tokens to Incentivize Followers
Lawson is a digital nomad, Internet native, and crypto enthusiast. As the founder of RARA, Lawson's dream is to increase the velocity of money on the Internet with crypto social experiences. RARA is a social crypto company creating experiences around the cryptomedia, aka NFTs and social money which consists of personal and community tokens. Lawson is also an advisor to Hashflow, which is a defi bridge between off-chain liquidity and AMMs, and he is an OnDeck Founder Fellow. Additionally, Lawson has served on a variety of non-profit boards of directors including Chairman of Manos Unidas International, a non-profit benefitting special needs schools in Peru.
In this episode, Lawson begins by explaining what brought him into the space and why he went all in on crypto. He explains the different steps he took in coming to the realization that crypto was going to have an integral role in the future. He goes on to discuss how fungible money used to serve as both a a form of currency, as well as a status symbol. The difference between using a $5 bill and a $100 bill, said something about the spender. Lawson's new platform(RARA), as he describes it, attempts to help us transition out of the information age, and into the age of connections.
Sarah Zucker - Selling Screen-Based Artwork On The Blockchain
Sarah Zucker is an artist and a writer based in Los Angeles. Her work merges the gorgeous and grotesque through humor, psychedelia, mysticism, and the interplay of cutting-edge plus obsolete technologies. She works across mediums, specializing in mixing digital and analog video techniques, which includes the use of VHS. She has been involved in Crypto Art since 2019, tokenizing single and limited editions of her screen-based artwork on the blockchain. She also writes Short-Form Comedy, Television/Feature scripts, and Arts + Culture articles. Sarah was a finalist for the 2017 Women in Film / The Black List Episodic Lab and has created several short-form comedy series for Super Deluxe while also becoming a Jeopardy! Champion in 2013.
In this episode, Sarah starts off by explaining what got her interested in crypto art, and more specifically, what got her interested in art, to begin with. She discusses how she has been able to express herself more through the new medium of crypto art and NFTs. Sarah mentions that her lifelong interest in art began with photography, which later transitioned to video art and motion approaches. She then explains how she gives her creations a vintage look and which technologies she uses to create these pieces of art. Sarah’s digital art has seen huge success, with her GIF art receiving over 6 BILLION views. She goes on to talk about how she has been involved in the NFT movement before it even had a name and discusses her viewpoint on the rapid development of NFT terminology. We later dive into how the world is adopting this new medium and the endless platforms that are now available. Sarah shares how this has made an impact on her art and how she believes this will be good for all artists in the future.
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Best digital currency podcast out there
I’ve listened to about 4 other podcasts about digital currency and other subjects under that and this one has been the best by far, most information, has the most experience, and fun to listen to!