Mastermind.fm is where we interview high-achievers from all walks of life and learn about what they do and how they do it.
The show currently has a strong slant towards Fintech and investment asset class exploration. We have an international audience but focus especially on European investors.
Episode 148 – Borrowing USD Against Crypto with Ledn
In this episode, we interview Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, one of the co-founders of the Canadian crypto borrowing and lending platform Ledn.
Mauricio is a very charismatic figure in the crypto space and this was one of the best conversations we've had so far.
What we loved about Mauricio is that he has an amazing story that led him to create a product that solved his own problems.
We talk about Venezuela, Turkey and other countries that have experienced runaway inflation, and how Bitcoin fixes this.
Expect, of course, a deep dive on the Ledn platform, and especially the B2X features which is extremely interesting for those crypto hodlers who are extra bullish on Bitcoin and want to maximise their returns.
* Mauricio's Twitter
Episode 147 – Buying and Selling Websites
In this episode, we speak to Jon Gillham about buying and selling websites. Jon is an authority in the space and is involved in various projects such as MotionInvest and Content Minded. He also runs his own site at WebsiteIncome.com.
In this podcast, we talk all about the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and selling websites, and what kind of person this investment class is suited for. If you've heard about buying and selling websites for a profit, Amazon affiliate marketing, authority sites etc. and have always wondered how this new asset class works, this is the episode for you.
* Authority Hacker
* Jon Dykstra - Fat Stacks Blog
Episode 146 – Low-Risk Returns on Real Estate with InRento
In this episode, Jean sits down with Gustas from InRento to discuss this recently launched platform that specializes in rental properties in Lithuania.
Gustas is a young but extremely knowledgeable serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple businesses, and its always a pleasure for me to speak with him and discuss the latest trends. You might remember Gustas from his involvement with Evo Estate, a platform that has been doing very well in recent years within the European real estate scene. Gustas in fact remains a shareholder of that company, but is now focusing all his efforts on InRento as he has moved back to Lithuania to build up this platform.
If you're looking to learn more about how the rental market works, and what is the risk spectrum for the different ways you can invest in the real estate market, this is the podcast for you.
Episode 145 – Generating Yield on Bitcoin with BlockFi
In today's episode, we speak to Shayne Mullen from BlockFi, which is one of the biggest crypto borrowing and lending platforms in the world and has grown tremendously over the past year.
BlockFi offers several products in the crypto space:
* Crypto lending and yield generation
* Borrowing facilities in USD, with crypto as collateral
* Crypto trading
* Credit card with crypto-denominated rewards
If you're interested in generating yields on your crypto holdings, this episode is for you.
And if you're a long-time hodler, you should probably also look into the possibility of obtaining a loan from BlockFi by using that crypto as collateral. This is a very efficient tax strategy as it avoids you having to sell your cryptos and thus triggering capital gains tax which can be a hefty burden and decimate your holdings.
* Jean's review of BlockFi
Episode 144 – Successful UK Real Estate Crowdfunding with CrowdProperty
In today's episode, we bring on Mike Bristow, the CEO and co-founder of CrowdProperty, to talk about crowdfunding for real estate in the UK market. The CrowdProperty platform has been one of the most successful platforms in this space, due to the excellent technology they have built coupled with the many years of experience in the real estate sector of their leadership team and founders.
With a background in strategy consultancy advising major corporates and private equity funds on corporate strategy and buyouts, Mike has been investing in property since 2002, investing in high potential proptech businesses since 2014 and sits on the Investment Committee of Pi Labs, Europe’s first and most prolific venture capital fund investing exclusively in early-stage ventures in
the proptech vertical. Mike has an MBA from London Business School, was named in the Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 list in both 2018 and 2019, is a founding board member of the Innovate Finance 36H Group alongside other leading peer-to-peer lending platforms and was named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' at the Midlands Business Awards 2020.
After listening to Mike speak about CrowdProperty and the sector in general, I think you'll have a much better understanding of how investing in real estate through online platforms works, and you'll be ready to make your first investment.
Episode 143 – The Stablecoin Masterclass with Gregory Klumov
In this jam-packed episode, we interview Gregory Klumov from Stasis, the company behind the EURS stablecoin.
We talk about what stablecoins are and why they are used. It's hard to come up with a shortlist of all the topics we touched upon in this episode, so just go ahead and listen to this monster episode and I bet you'll have a much better understanding of stablecoins and their impact on the crypto system at the end of the episode.
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Just listened to my first episode #26, and as a freelancer that does offer managed WP hosting, this was great insight into best practices. I agree that hiding behind a "skin" as the actual hosting company is not a good idea. I am 100% transparent that I am a middle man between my client and my hosting company. This model has worked for me as none of my clients are comfortable dealing directly with a hosting company, and they prefer to have me to work with directly. Looking forward to listening to the previous and future podcast.