57 min

Pranav Kanade - Moving from TradFI to Web3 and Building a Digital Assets Alpha Strategy Panic with Friends - Howard Lindzon

    • Investing

In today’s episode I’m talking to a friend of mine, Pranav Kanade, who happens to work for another really good friend of mine, Jan van Eck. Pranav was in the financial industry for a while, and like many, went down the crypto rabbit hole a couple of years ago. Jan, who’s a good friend, mentor, and a legend in the financial industry, went down the crypto rabbit hole himself and has been forever trying to do a Bitcoin ETF — doing the good work of dealing with the red tape and corralling the regulators. 
Jan’s tasked Pranav with building a crypto fund; and I’ve been trying to learn all this since forever, so I wanted to check in with Pranav. 2022 was obviously one of the most wild, fraud-ridden years in financial history, so I wanted to continue learning from someone who now makes his full living from this – and find out how he’s reacting in the bear market. As we try to dissect the industry here on Panic with Friends, I’m asking the same type of questions I ask him each month after reading his analysis. And you can be certain Pranav will be a regular on the show. Let’s learn together as new entrepreneurs and investors continue to build out the future of the web. Enjoy! 
Guest - Pranav Kanade, Portfolio Manager at VanEck Digital Assets Alpha Fund 
howardlindzon.com, vaneck.com 
Twitter: @howardlindzon, @pkan90, @PanicwFriends, @knutjensen 
linkedin.com/in/pkanade1
#fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 
Show Notes:

Introduction (00:38)

Welcome Pranav (04:50)

2022 Crypto deleveraging (06:34)

U.S. crypto regulation outlook (08:29)

Which layer needs regulation? (09:08)

2023 outlook for crypto (10:05)

The crypto ‘bottom’? (11:04)

Underlying tech (11:36)

Transitions take time (14:43)

Stablecoins (15:57)

Tim Cook owns crypto (18:56)

Self-custody assets (20:43)

Venture funding (24:06)

Genius of Bored Apes (27:28)

Potential NFT use case (29:30)

Coinbase web3 wallet (31:22)

Dealing with liquidity (32:35)

Moving from web2 (33:02)

Speculation became community (35:04)

Incentivizing tokens (36;52)

The inflection point (37:44)

Picking the right blockchain (40:02)

Building on Polygon (41:31)

Micropayments (44:24)

NFTs for artists/creators (52:56)

Wrapping up (54:17)

Closing thoughts (55:53) 

In today’s episode I’m talking to a friend of mine, Pranav Kanade, who happens to work for another really good friend of mine, Jan van Eck. Pranav was in the financial industry for a while, and like many, went down the crypto rabbit hole a couple of years ago. Jan, who’s a good friend, mentor, and a legend in the financial industry, went down the crypto rabbit hole himself and has been forever trying to do a Bitcoin ETF — doing the good work of dealing with the red tape and corralling the regulators. 
Jan’s tasked Pranav with building a crypto fund; and I’ve been trying to learn all this since forever, so I wanted to check in with Pranav. 2022 was obviously one of the most wild, fraud-ridden years in financial history, so I wanted to continue learning from someone who now makes his full living from this – and find out how he’s reacting in the bear market. As we try to dissect the industry here on Panic with Friends, I’m asking the same type of questions I ask him each month after reading his analysis. And you can be certain Pranav will be a regular on the show. Let’s learn together as new entrepreneurs and investors continue to build out the future of the web. Enjoy! 
Guest - Pranav Kanade, Portfolio Manager at VanEck Digital Assets Alpha Fund 
howardlindzon.com, vaneck.com 
Twitter: @howardlindzon, @pkan90, @PanicwFriends, @knutjensen 
linkedin.com/in/pkanade1
#fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 
Show Notes:

Introduction (00:38)

Welcome Pranav (04:50)

2022 Crypto deleveraging (06:34)

U.S. crypto regulation outlook (08:29)

Which layer needs regulation? (09:08)

2023 outlook for crypto (10:05)

The crypto ‘bottom’? (11:04)

Underlying tech (11:36)

Transitions take time (14:43)

Stablecoins (15:57)

Tim Cook owns crypto (18:56)

Self-custody assets (20:43)

Venture funding (24:06)

Genius of Bored Apes (27:28)

Potential NFT use case (29:30)

Coinbase web3 wallet (31:22)

Dealing with liquidity (32:35)

Moving from web2 (33:02)

Speculation became community (35:04)

Incentivizing tokens (36;52)

The inflection point (37:44)

Picking the right blockchain (40:02)

Building on Polygon (41:31)

Micropayments (44:24)

NFTs for artists/creators (52:56)

Wrapping up (54:17)

Closing thoughts (55:53) 

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