Blockchain technology and digital assets are about to change the world. If you want to learn more about Bitcoin, the decentralized web and the opportunities that lie ahead, this is the podcast for you. Join blockchain-focused investor Tomer Federman as he talks with the most prominent entrepreneurs and leaders who are transforming the global financial system.
#27 Emin Gun Sirer and Kevin Sekniqi of Ava Labs: The Digitization of Assets
The Co-Founders of Ava Labs, Emin Gun Sirer (CEO) and Kevin Sekniqi (COO), talk with Tomer about how Ava differs from Bitcoin and Ethereum, why their team is focused on digitization of assets that are not yet on the blockchain, Ava's consensus algorithm and their approach to building a developer ecosystem around their protocol. Plus, they discuss the opportunities and challenges of working remotely and what compelled them to jump from academia to entrepreneurship.
#26 Arthur Breitman, Co-Founder of Tezos: Why Blockchain Is About Winner Takes All
Arthur Breitman, Co-Founder of Tezos and one of the most prominent founders in crypto, joins Tomer for a lively and fascinating discussion. In this conversation, Arthur explains why he views Bitcoin and Ethereum as direct competitors? What drew him to leave his lucrative job in finance to start working on Tezos? Why so many ICO projects failed and what makes Tezos different? Why Arthur doesn’t think savings are necessarily tied to price appreciation? And, what Arthur sees as the big promise of crypto?
#25 Evan Shapiro & Izaak Meckler from Coda: Building Lightweight Portable Blockchain
Evan Shapiro (CEO) and Izaak Meckler (CTO) from O(1) Labs, developers of the Coda Protocol, join Tomer to discuss blockchain scalability and portability. During the discussion the Coda team explain the opportunities presented by zk-SNARKs and why it’s such an important technology, share how the blockchain ecosystem in the Bay Area has evolved over time, and reveal how adding cartoons to their deck helped them communicate their vision and secure over $18 million from investors.
#24 Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful: Developing a Peer to Peer Bitcoin Marketplace
Ray comes on the show to talk about all things Bitcoin. In conversation with Tomer, Ray shares the current challenges in wiring money internationally using the legacy financial system, explains how peer to peer Bitcoin marketplaces can help, and breaks-down the opportunities in emerging markets. Plus, Ray reveals why he considers himself underbanked, how he grew Paxful to 250 employees, and why they decided to bootstrap.
#23 Marc Bhargava, President of Tagomi: The Promise of Crypto & Facebook's Libra
Marc and Tomer talk about the reasons Tagomi recently joined Facebook's Libra Association and how institutional investors view the promise of cryptocurrencies. Having raised more than $28 million from venture capitalists, Marc shares fundraising best-practices, details what’s needed in order to make crypto more mainstream, and explains how as a prime broker they handle custody for institutional clients and which investors are currently most interested in the space.
#22 Dr. Steven Waterhouse, CEO of Orchid: Early Crypto Believer Push for Data Privacy
Steven and Tomer discuss the impact of coronavirus on the tech industry in Silicon Valley and the importance of privacy in today’s digital age. During the conversation, Steven shares what drew him to become a Partner at investment fund Pantera Capital early on his crypto journey, explains why application level or location based tracking are important things for everyone to be aware of, and details the opportunity in stablecoin consumer adoption and why he’s confident Bitcoin is here to stay.
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Great niche STO and Blockchain content
Super informative and useful. This is the future.
Amazing talk ! I have already invested XTZ.
Pocket Network’s CEO, Michael O’Rourke brought me here. Bring him on the show!