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A peer to peer experience to meet the people from the cryptocurrency, blockchain space. A video-audio podcast, to offer an intimate take on an industry that never sleeps. Take a break from the bulls and the bears, sit back and learn about what it’s like to eat, live and breathe crypto.

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A peer to peer experience to meet the people from the cryptocurrency, blockchain space. A video-audio podcast, to offer an intimate take on an industry that never sleeps. Take a break from the bulls and the bears, sit back and learn about what it’s like to eat, live and breathe crypto.

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    Maria Magenese

    Maria Magenese

    Delighted to finally share Maria Magenes's story with you all. She took an interesting risk a few years ago, to work at a little startup called ETHLend, better known today as Aave... Over the years she has left her mark in the DeFi world, having worked with the Maker Foundation, Balancer and Oasis.app. I hope you enjoy this episode where you will get to know more from this Italian power house!   Make sure to follow Maria and her endeavors at Oasis  https://twitter.com/mariamagenes1 https://twitter.com/oasisdotapp https://oasis.app


    00:00 Intro 
    00:20 Getting ready for ETHCC
    01:20 Building a better UX
    06:00 Getting my first job in crypto…
    08:20 Making up your job
    09:00 Overworking
    09:50 Not working during weekends
    12:00 Mountain escapade ruined by a hacker
    17:00 Post MakerDAO
    20:40 Team and fundamentals
    24:20 The best and worst of working with a DAO
    30:45 Not everyone is a leader
    31:30 What is the “community”?
    33:30 Voting in a DAO
    35:00 Staying away from the DAO drama
    37:45 Dealing with Bitcoin maximalists
    40:00 Italian crypto culture
    50:00 What about the merge?
    51:07 We keep building during the bear market
    1:00:00 Jumping into crypto
    1:08 Loving our pets
    1:13 Bringing back the human in crypto conference
    1:17 Online VS in person events
    1:20 Building the future of finance
    1:24 Religion



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Tey El Rujla

    Tey El Rujla

    For the 7th episode of the Humans of Crypto Podcast, we have the utmost privilege to share Tey El Rujla’s journey with you all. Tey El Rujla is the founder of Fluus.finance and currently working on https://superstan.market/, connecting the Afghan and Lebanese diaspora and crypto to help people directly on the ground. This episode is dedicated to all the people suffering across the world from inflation and capital control. May Tey’s journey inspire others to embrace financial freedom.    

    00:00 Intro 02:04.19 

    Tey’s journey  11:56.14 

    The syrian civil war 

    15:07.53 Pride…  

    18:33.76 

    Apply for assylum  

    34:28.63 Bitcoin Pizza Day 

    45:12.65 Global moderator at Bitcoin.com  

    47:35.11 Private keys destroyed in Beirut explosion  

    50:28.47 Lebanon: inflation and capital control  

    53:20.54 Fluus Finance and construction worker  

    01:01:54.00 Picnic in Afghanistan  

    01:03:27.34 Superman afghanistan supermarket  

    01:15:59.66 The best way to understand Bitcoin is to use it. 

    01:23:21.14 Second life gamer to miner  

    01:44:56.60 Labeled a spy  01:50:43.31 

    Hope for Lebanon 

    02:03:48.70 Show:  hoodie from Hcpp Conference 

    02:08:48.53 “To financial freedom to censorship resistance and to peer-to-peer Electronic Cash”  

    Connect with Tey  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tey070/

     https://twitter.com/FluusFinance https://fluus.finance/ 

    https://superstan.market 



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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Bridget Greenwood

    Bridget Greenwood

    Today for the 6th episode of the Humans of Crypto we welcome  Briget Greenwood    Founder of The Bigger Pie, an organisation focused on supporting women in blockchain and emerging tech. As women represent less than 10% of those involved in this sector they focus their efforts on supporting the incredibly talented and pioneering women in blockchain.  Bridget is a firm believer of having more women involved with the design, development and deployment and decommissioning of tech solutions. Bridget has worked with different actors in the blockchain economy since 2017, both retail facing and servicing institutional clients, gaining an insight into the market place, challenges, pitfalls, regulation and breadth of projects and businesses in this rapidly evolving space.  


    00:00 Intro 
    00:42.39  Down the bitcoin Rabbit hole  
    08:13.26 Welcome borderless work 
    20:17.35 What diversity? 
    26:18.85 The role of education  
    33:28.17 Anecdote time: the marshmallow challenge 
    44:15.61 The Bigger pie community 
    01:03:09.40 What about blockchain use cases?  
    01:29:37.58  Show & Tell

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Joël Valenzuela

    Joël Valenzuela

    Today for the 5th episode of the Humans of Crypto we welcome the one and only, US based, unbanked Joël Valenzuela. Can he really be living the cypherpunk dream, and how?

    Dash Force partner and editor of Dash Force News. He is a veteran writer and journalist in the cryptocurrency space, and had a long professional history in public policy, having worked for organizations such as the Cato Institute and the White House under George W. Bush. He also manages civic action organization the Rights Brigade and runs a taekwondo club, which he tell us a bit more about in the Show & tell.



    Timeline

    00:00 Intro

    04:00 New Hampshire crypto scene

    08:50 Free State Project

    13:43 Chicago Bitcoin Pizza

    15:32 Joel’s origin story

    20:20 White House internship

    29:00 Back to the Free State Project

    35:18 Becoming unbanked

    48:30 How to live unbanked

    1:02:30 Living outside the system

    1:07:20 Spending cryptocurrencies

    1:16:40 What is Dash?

    1:26:00 Scaling

    1:30:00 Funding

    1:40:00 Market cap ranking and the free market

    1:51:20 Cryptocurrencies have their own use case

    1:54:40 Dash Evolution

    2:01:30 DeFi & DAOs

    2:11:30 Blockchain trilema

    2:12:20 Show & Tell



    More about Joel Valenzuela

    https://twitter.com/TheDesertLynx

    Digital Cash Network https://anchor.fm/digitalcashnetwork

    His CoinTree: https://cointr.ee/thedesertlynx



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    • 2 hr 35 min
    Paul Puey

    Paul Puey

    For the 4th episode of the Humans of Crypto Podcast I had the honour to welcome the CEO and Co Founder of Edge, a self custody wallet and exchange held by more than 2 millions of users. Built in San Diego with a strong ethos of privacy and ownership. We dive into Paul’s journey into crypto, his health, the product, the mishaps and the future.

    ps: Sorry for all that lipstick over my teeth, that old crummy tube has been banned.



    Timeline

    00:00 Intro

    05:15 Crypto community of San Diego

    10:20 “I’m a privacy hypocrite”

    14:40 “I’m a dork and a geek at heart”

    18:10 Health issues brought me to crypto

    20:00 Questioning authority

    22:00 My philosophy, it’s all about large enterprise VS the individual

    24:10 “Bitcoin put it all together for me in 2013”

    29.58 “After using crypto, bitcoin for a bit I said, It’s still early, there’s a lot to build, let me join this revolution and be part of the history books and here I am today”

    32:36 From 3000 users to 2million

    34:55 “Yes, that’s me, the convenience and wanting to simplifying it for the user”

    37:39 “Bad UX, it physically hurts”

    39:15 The pain of demonstrating the Armory wallet

    40:00 “I’m convinced the industry will simplify this and I will be part of simplifying this and that’s how Airbitz, now Edge started”

    42:00  "Edge is a self custody exchange, where you hold you keys, but you can buy, sell exchange with an elevated level of privacy”

    43:45 “We are the bridge from the old to the new, with the user experience you are used to but with the core benefits of  autonomy and privacy of this new financial world”

    46:00 Bitcoin was built to have a level of privacy and control, the biggest value proposition is to send money to anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection and that’s gone if you don’t have your keys, which happens in a custodial service.

    51:36 Cred is the biggest black eye in our company’s history, we did our best due diligence

    54:12 “That’s the last full custodian service that you will ever see inside of Edge”

    54:30 “The one time we compromised on the ethos of self custody…”

    1:01:12 Forking is freedom

    1:04:20 The Paul $

    1:05:37 Freedom is messy

    1:07:10 Shitcoin, fertilises creativity and innovation, manure for the crypto field.

    1:10:00 Where do you learn? Shoutout to Omar Bham

    1:13:20 Monthly Crypto Drinks on the last Wednesday of the month + Crypto 101

    1:14:10 Does your family get crypto?

    1:17:35 Show & Tell



    More about Paul Puey

    🚀 https://twitter.com/paullinator



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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Pavel Jakovlev

    Pavel Jakovlev

    In our 3rd episode of the Humans of Crypto Podcast, we were delighted to welcome Pavel Jakovlev. Last time we were together, in person, was during the World Economic Forum, in Davos Switzerland, in January 2020. Eons ago. In the meantime, he has built his own venture, Ancore Strategy.
    Fantastic  communicator, Pavel has had a lot of success managing and supporting startups, developing marketing strategies, driving their business… very passionate he shares how emotionally involved he can get with clients.  In this episode, we discuss his path in the crypto, blockchain startup world at CV Labs, Ancore Strategy, his own show White Spaces and his personal development.


    00:00 Intro
    01:50 A father & a builder
    03:47 Discovering Bitcoin, Tor and the Silk Road in 2011
    07:20 Ralf Glabischnig a friend and a mentor
    08:34 Davos & CV VC Labs event 
    12:55 Britany Kaiser, Cambridge Analytica, Own Your Data, the Great Hack
    16:25 Working with a battle tested team
    17:30 What it’s like to be an event organiser in Davos, World Economic Forum 2020
    23:00 “Sheduak”
    27:00 Market fluctuation affecting the crypto event scene
    32:00 Crypto Valley Zug the place to be for digital asset companies
    38:45 Mindset of regulators in Switzerland
    41:29 3 key take-aways when reviewing a project
    42:36 Baby interlude 🐣
    44:37 Scouting for early stage startups
    46:00 The team is everything
    47:15 Incubator life
    50:30 Advices for a successful startup
    53:53 How many times have you failed?
    55:00 Andrew Wilkinson and the Metalab/Asana  story
    59:49 Mental health & hustle porn
    01:08:13 Parenthood & learning patience
    01:11:23 Anchor management
    01:14:00 Making the world a better place
    01:15:00 Getting emotionally involved with projects
    01:16:40 COO Valentina Coco - Bad cop, bad cop
    01:19:40 2 types of founders
    01:22:55 Investor pitching
    01:25:07 White Spaces show - personal stories of people working in innovation
    01:32:48 Show & tell
    01:41:26 Venture builder
    01:41:30 Learning from female colleagues
    01:44:40 Next steps
    01:45:40 Non profit, focused on connecting ideas & capital
    01:46:24 Shout out to Valentina Coco COO at Ancore Strategy

    More about Pavel Jakovlev


    https://ancorestrategy.com/
    https://whitespaces.ch/

    • 1 hr 53 min