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Proof of Talent presents a show dedicated to the individuals currently working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, telling their stories and providing tips to help break into the industry yourself!

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Proof of Talent presents a show dedicated to the individuals currently working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, telling their stories and providing tips to help break into the industry yourself!

    Navigating the Ups and Downs: Scaling a Digital Asset Company with Amy Kalnoki, COO of Bitwave

    Navigating the Ups and Downs: Scaling a Digital Asset Company with Amy Kalnoki, COO of Bitwave

    Amy Kalnoki, COO and co-founder of Bitwave joins us to discuss her transition from enterprise software to the crypto space, the challenges of scaling a company in the ever-changing market, and the importance of building a strong team, especially in a remote work environment.
    We chat about how Amy has led her team through bull and bear cycles in the crypto market and how Bitwave views the scaling of headcount for their team.
    We also discuss the recent IRS guidance on cryptocurrency transactions and the implications for businesses in this space. Plus, we'll bring you updates on Bitwave's upcoming virtual conference, the Enterprise Digital Asset Summit, and how you can get involved.
    https://www.bitwave.io/ for more details on Amy's company
    For info on the recent digital asset summit held by Bitwave: https://info.bitwave.io/enterprise-digital-asset-summit-goes-virtual-register-for-free
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult 

    • 34 min
    The Hiring Trilemma: Speed, Cost and Quality... with Zack Skelly of Dragonfly Capital

    The Hiring Trilemma: Speed, Cost and Quality... with Zack Skelly of Dragonfly Capital

    In this episode, we sit down with Zack Skelly, a seasoned expert in the recruiting and talent space within the crypto industry. Zack brings a wealth of experience to the table, having worked with notable organizations such as 0x and Dragonfly Capital.
    In his current role at Dragon, he supports over 100 portfolio companies with hiring and talent strategy. This interview is a must-listen for companies looking to enhance their hiring processes, as well as for job seekers interested in understanding how companies in the crypto space approach talent acquisition.
    Throughout the episode, we discuss various trends and challenges in the talent landscape, specific to the crypto/web3 space. We chat about the impact of market liquidity, stability, and compensation strategies on hiring efficiency, as well as the benefits and complexities of token compensation.
    Zack Skelly on token comp (blog post): https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/token-compensation-for-web3-startups-47621640a6ba
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult 

    • 44 min
    The Talent Equation: How Hiring, Performance, and Engagement Influence Success with Margaret Gabriel

    The Talent Equation: How Hiring, Performance, and Engagement Influence Success with Margaret Gabriel

    In today's episode, we have a special guest joining us - Margaret Gabriel, the Head of Talent at CoinFund, a well-established venture fund in the crypto space. We dive deep into the world of hiring and performance management with Margaret, discussing her talent equation and the importance of not only hiring, but performance and engagement as well.
    Throughout the episode, we explore the evolving hiring perspectives within the crypto industry, the significance of transparency in empowering managers, and the key factors that come into play when hiring.We also highlight the crucial role of leadership in maintaining engagement, performance, and successful hiring.
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume 
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult
    About CoinFund:
    CoinFund is a web3 and crypto focused investment firm and registered investment adviser founded in 2015 with the goal of shaping the global transition to web3. The firm invests in seed, venture and liquid opportunities within the blockchain sector with a focus on digital assets, decentralization technologies, and key enabling infrastructure. The CoinFund team has studied and supported the development of the blockchain space from the inception of the first decentralized networks, and come from diverse backgrounds in investing, engineering, computer science and law. For more information, including a list of portfolio companies, please visit https://coinfund.io/

    • 46 min
    Driving Culture and High Performance Organizations with Lauren Gambee of BlockWorks

    Driving Culture and High Performance Organizations with Lauren Gambee of BlockWorks

    Join us for a conversation with Lauren Gambee, the Director of People at Blockworks. In this episode, we explore the fascinating realm of people leadership within the crypto space, focusing on creating a positive work environment and driving employee retention.
    We discuss the importance of aligning culture and values, the challenges of scaling organizations like BlockWorks and the unique talent acquisition struggles faced in the cryptocurrency industry. So, let's dive in and uncover the secrets behind building a great team within the web3 space.
    If you're interested in learning more about growing a high performance team within the crypto industry, this episode of Proof of Talent is a must-listen.
    Proof of Talent also offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the industry and companies looking to grow their teams."
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult

    • 39 min
    OpenSea’s Head of Talent, Calder Zwerling drops Strategic Talent Advice for Early-Stage Crypto Companies

    OpenSea’s Head of Talent, Calder Zwerling drops Strategic Talent Advice for Early-Stage Crypto Companies

    We sat down with Calder Zwerling, Head of Talent at OpenSea and a Strategic Advisor at Variant Fund, to discuss hiring in the blockchain, crypto, and web3 space.
    We cover everything from market mapping hiring needs, optimizing the hiring process for speed and current trends we're seeing in the hiring landscape today within web3. Calder also discusses OpenSea's application process and their focus on hiring candidates with a genuine interest in Web3, NFTs, and specific use cases.
    If you're interested in learning more about hiring strategies in the blockchain, crypto, and web3 space, this episode of Proof of Talent is a must-listen.
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult

    • 40 min
    Why one of the most prolific female inventors in the world joined Web3 - with Lisa DeLuca

    Why one of the most prolific female inventors in the world joined Web3 - with Lisa DeLuca

    Today we're joined by Lisa DeLuca, Senior Director of Engineering at Unstoppable Domains, to discuss her journey in the web3 space. Lisa shares her background in engineering, spending 15+ years at IBM before joining the web3 industry and what inspired her to take the leap.
    The discussion covers a wide range of topics related to hiring, scaling, and building in the crypto industry, including the importance of a self-starting attitude, and staying up-to-date with industry news and hot topics.
    We also discuss the value of ownership in the industry, which leads to more engagement and community building.
    Connect with Lisa:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaseacat/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaSeacat
    Unstoppable Domains: https://unstoppabledomains.com/ 
     
    At Proof of Talent, we support job seekers in the crypto, blockchain and web3 space. If that's you, reach out to us below!
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Amazing podcast!

Bobby, host of the Crypto Bobby podcast, highlights all aspects of crypto invrsting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

fatherhood42 ,

Good info

Great place to learn about trading and overall crypto market.

catboss123 ,

Great crypto content.

Rob “Crypto Bobby” is one of my favorite content producers in the crypto world. Highly recommend adding him into your podcast library if you’re looking for honest, consistent and straightforward crypto updates. Thank you, Rob!

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