16 episodes

Welcome to The Missing Link, a podcast where crypto and insurance come together. Whether you’re in crypto, traditional finance, or in need of a new podcast, The Missing Link will help you explore the vital role that insurance plays in crypto, and how blockchain will disrupt insurance. Tune in every third Tuesday of the month for conversations with the most innovative leaders from the crypto and insurtech space hosted by Dan Roberts and Danielle Wall Elliott.

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Welcome to The Missing Link, a podcast where crypto and insurance come together. Whether you’re in crypto, traditional finance, or in need of a new podcast, The Missing Link will help you explore the vital role that insurance plays in crypto, and how blockchain will disrupt insurance. Tune in every third Tuesday of the month for conversations with the most innovative leaders from the crypto and insurtech space hosted by Dan Roberts and Danielle Wall Elliott.

    Opportunistic Long-Only Investing

    Opportunistic Long-Only Investing

    On this month's episode of The Missing Link, we are joined by Thomas Puech, Co-Founder and CEO at INDIGO Fund. Thomas Thomas is an experienced professional with six years of expertise in the cryptocurrency market. His diverse background underscores a profound comprehension of the industry, making him a trusted leader at the helm of INDIGO Fund. In 2023, INDIGO Fund employed a strategic mix of InsurTech, arbitrage trading, and NFT finance for its exotic portfolio. Within the InsurTech sphere, funds were allocated to stablecoin pools, forging partnerships with chosen insurers to yield returns. This approach also provided further diversification by investing in an area protected from digital asset market fluctuations. During the episode, Dan and Thomas discuss the current hype cycles, the positive (and negative) trends, how to select yield opportunities in a bull vs bear market, and more. Don't miss it! This podcast does not contain any financial or legal advice and you should not seek to rely on it as such. Opinions are the personal opinions of the speaker.

    • 43 min
    The State of On-Chain Lending

    The State of On-Chain Lending

    On this month's episode of The Missing Link, we're joined by Sidney Powell. Sid is the CEO & Co-Founder of Maple, and with his Co-Founder Joe Flanagan, launched Maple in 2021. Maple is transforming capital markets through technology having facilitated over $3b in loans since launch in 2021. During Sid's career in traditional finance, he participated in $3BN+ of corporate bond issuance, established and ran a $200M+ bond funding program, and managed Treasury at a commercial lending FinTech company. During the episode, Sid breaks down the web2 finance space as a tax on global gdp, the past and future of Maple, AI underwriting, and his opinion on a two-tiered missing link. Check it out! This podcast does not contain any financial or legal advice and you should not seek to rely on it as such. Opinions are the personal opinions of the speaker.

    • 50 min
    2023 Recap

    2023 Recap

    On the first episode of 2024, Dan and Danielle reflect on ONE WHOLE YEAR of The Missing Link! With so many epic guests in 2023, we've had some wonderful conversations with industry leaders. They look back on all the "missing links" in the industry and how we can start to make some progress to promote mass adoption. There are several themes throughout the episode, and they even share what they think is the missing link (besides insurance!). Don't miss this episode with your favorite podcast hosts, it's a good one! This episode is a can't-miss! This podcast does not contain any financial or legal advice and you should not seek to rely on it as such. Opinions are the personal opinions of the speaker.

    • 33 min
    Erik Voorhees, Private Investor

    Erik Voorhees, Private Investor

    On our last episode of 2023, we welcome Erik Voorhees! If you're a crypto believer, there's no doubt you have heard of Erik. His origins in the crypto space can be traced back to 2011 when he discovered Bitcoin from a Facebook post, and then to 2012 when he joined BitInstant LLC as Head of Marketing. Voorhees co-founded the Bitcoin company Coinapult and founded SatoshiDICE, which he later sold for 126,000 Bitcoin. Just months after the Mt. Gox hack in 2014, Erik launched the first non-custodial crypto exchange, ShapeShift. As Founder and CEO of ShapeShift, he led that to a successful exit for shareholders while also turning ShapeShift into a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) governed by its FOX token holders. He has been an outspoken libertarian and advocate for Bitcoin, talking openly about his concerns surrounding traditional monetary systems and taxation. He has been known to work with regulators on better understanding the decentralized financial system and improving the future of both TradFi and DeFi. He has been featured in the book Digital Gold and the Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin. He has publicly debated Peter Schiff, and Sam Bankman-Fried, and has been featured on Bloomberg, Fox Business, and numerous industry conferences. He has been interviewed by many crypto publications and podcasts - The Missing Link being one. This episode is a can't-miss! This podcast does not contain any financial or legal advice and you should not seek to rely on it as such. Opinions are the personal opinions of the speaker.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Martin Carrica, Mountain Protocol

    Martin Carrica, Mountain Protocol

    On this episode of The Missing Link, we're joined by Martin Carrica, Co-Founder and CEO of Mountain Protocol. Mountain Protocol are the issuer of USDM, the first regulated permissionless yield-bearing stablecoin. Mountain Protocol like Nayms, is a Bermuda licensed Digital Asset Business. Although regulated in Bermuda, you'll be surprised to hear how many jurisdictions he considered before he landed in Bermuda! During the episode, we dive into Martin's background and origins of his desire to launch Mountain Protocol and create a stablecoin, how USDM differentiates itself from other stablecoins, and even gives us his predictions for 2024 and how he's getting his whole family into stablecoins. You won't want to miss it! This podcast does not contain any financial or legal advice and you should not seek to rely on it as such. Opinions are the personal opinions of the speaker.

    • 42 min
    Mona Tiesler, Tokentus Investment

    Mona Tiesler, Tokentus Investment

    Mona Tiesler is an investor at tokentus investment AG, a leading VC firm in the German blockchain ecosystem, where she invests in start-ups that leverage blockchain technology globally. She joins the Missing Link as our tenth guest where we cover the state of venture markets - she gives tips to founders currently raising - and the macroeconomic factors at play. We discuss upcoming regulations and which jurisdictions crypto companies should to pay attention to. Don't miss out on her thoughts on the lessons learned from the developments in the FTX trial. This podcast does not contain any financial or legal advice and you should not seek to rely on it as such. Opinions are the personal opinions of the speaker.

    • 40 min

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