21 episodes

Learn how Web3 disrupts industries and discover investment and career opportunities in the crypto economy, without being bogged down by technical complexity. Hosted by Kelvin Wong, Creator of JPMorgan's Strategic Solutions Group. Kelvin chats with some of the most innovative founders, investors and thought leaders in Web3, blockchain, crypto, metaverse, DeFi, NFT and DAO space. Listeners come away with exciting ideas about opportunities emerging in the Digital Asset Ecosystem. Any topic/guest suggestions? Email kelvinwong@rainmakers.finance.

WEB3 OPPORTUNITIES Kelvin Wong

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Learn how Web3 disrupts industries and discover investment and career opportunities in the crypto economy, without being bogged down by technical complexity. Hosted by Kelvin Wong, Creator of JPMorgan's Strategic Solutions Group. Kelvin chats with some of the most innovative founders, investors and thought leaders in Web3, blockchain, crypto, metaverse, DeFi, NFT and DAO space. Listeners come away with exciting ideas about opportunities emerging in the Digital Asset Ecosystem. Any topic/guest suggestions? Email kelvinwong@rainmakers.finance.

    Capital to Support Innovation with David Weild IV, 'Father' of the JOBS Act and Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ

    Capital to Support Innovation with David Weild IV, 'Father' of the JOBS Act and Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ

    Host Kelvin Wong talks with David Weild IV, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co., Chairman of INX, and Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ. David is also recognized as the 'Father' of the JOBS Act in the United States.
     
    Kelvin and David discussed a number of interesting topics including:
    •       How the JOBS Act improves access to capital for small businesses and support innovation
    •       Key takeaways from overseeing more than 1,000 public equity offerings
    •       A view on the current crypto winter from the perspective of someone who has been involved in every major technology change in life science and information technology over the last several decades
    •       The defining moment that guided David to choose his career path
    •       How the JOBS Act happened
    •       Common misconceptions about blockchain
    •       Takeaways from INX completing the first security token offering that was registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    •       Perspective on security tokens as the future for capital markets
    •       How Weild & Co.’s business model is completely different from other investment banks
    •       Lessons others can learn from David’s journey
    •       And more
     
     
    About Weild & Co.: https://www.weildco.com/ 
     
    Web3 Opportunities Podcast: https://www.web3opp.com/

    • 50 min
    Liquidity for Private Company Shares with Ziv Keinan, Co-Founder & CEO of Simetria

    Liquidity for Private Company Shares with Ziv Keinan, Co-Founder & CEO of Simetria

    Host Kelvin Wong talks with Ziv Keinan, Co-Founder & CEO of Simetria, about a number of interesting topics including:
    •       What are Security Tokens?
    •       What are Restricted Token Units (RTUs)?
    •       The benefits of RTUs to private companies and their employees
    •       How do RTUs address the liquidity issue of private company shares?
    •       The current regulatory environment for Security Tokens
    •       Common misconceptions about Security Tokens
    •       Major challenges for institutional adoption of Security Tokens
    •       How does the recent market downturn impact institutions’ plan on adoption of Security Tokens?
    •       Key implementation considerations for issuing RTUs
    •       Ziv’s background and his journey into crypto
    •       What Simetria does and the problems it solves
    •       And more
     
    About Simetria: https://www.simetria.io/  
    Ziv Keinan’s social media links:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/advzivkeinan/
    @keinan_ziv


    Web3 Opportunities Podcast: https://www.web3opp.com/
     

    • 48 min
    Institutional Adoption with Nick Philpott, Chief Operating Officer of Zodia Markets

    Institutional Adoption with Nick Philpott, Chief Operating Officer of Zodia Markets

    Host Kelvin Wong talks with Nick Philpott, Chief Operating Officer of Zodia Markets, about a number of interesting topics including:
    •       Nick’s background and his perspective on adoption of blockchain technology in a large financial institution 
    •       How fast is institutional adoption of digital assets happening?
    •       What kind of institutions are most active in moving ahead on digital assets?
    •       How does the recent market downturn impact institutions’ plan on adoption of digital assets?
    •       The current regulatory environment for digital assets
    •       How does regulatory development impact the competitive landscape of the digital assets market?
    •       Major challenges for institutional adoption of digital assets
    •       How can these challenges be addressed?
    •       Implementation considerations
    •       What Zodia Markets does
    •       And more
     
    About Zodia Markets: https://www.zodia-markets.com/ 
     
    Web3 Opportunities Podcast: https://www.web3opp.com/
     

    • 53 min
    DAO Explained with Alex Taub, Co-Founder of Upstream

    DAO Explained with Alex Taub, Co-Founder of Upstream

    Host Kelvin Wong talks with Alex Taub, Co-Founder of Upstream, about a number of interesting topics including:
    •       What is a DAO?
    •       Community 1.0, Community 2.0 and Community 3.0
    •       Who legally owns the DAO’s assets/treasury?
    •       Legal considerations of DAO
    •       Examples of DAO use cases
    •       Common misconceptions about DAO
    •       Key challenges for mass adoption of DAO
    •       How DAOs and brands can intersect as we transition to Web3
    •       How the landscape of DAO will change in the coming year
    •       What Upstream does
    •       And more
     
    About Upstream: https://upstreamapp.com/ 
     
    Web3 Opportunities Podcast: https://www.web3opp.com/

    • 27 min
    CBDC with Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, FinTech Advisor and Board Director at the Global Impact FinTech Forum

    CBDC with Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, FinTech Advisor and Board Director at the Global Impact FinTech Forum

    Host Kelvin Wong talks with Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, FinTech Advisor and Board Director at Global Impact FinTech Forum (GIFT), about a number of interesting topics including:
    •       What is Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)?
    •       Similarities and differences between CBDC and cryptocurrencies
    •       Motivations for countries to issue CBDC
    •       CBDC for financial inclusion
    •       Alternative design models of CBDC
    •       Benefits CBDC offers to citizens and residents
    •       Overview of China’s CBDC developments
    •       Common misconceptions about CBDC
    •       Key challenges in CBDC implementation
    •       Examples of blockchain use cases
     
    About Dr. Oriol Caudevilla: https://www.oriolcaudevilla.com/
     
    Web3 Opportunities Podcast: https://www.web3opp.com/

    • 46 min
    Tokenizing Collectibles with Jeff French, Creator of Blokpax

    Tokenizing Collectibles with Jeff French, Creator of Blokpax

    Host Kelvin Wong talks with Jeff French, Creator of Blokpax, about a number of interesting topics including:
    •       Lessons learned from entrepreneurial journeys in the web1 and web2 eras
    •       Common misconception about NFTs
    •       Key challenges for mass adoption of NFTs
    •       The pros and cons of tokenizing real life physical assets
    •       Fractionalization of real assets
    •       What Jeff is most excited about with respect to the blockchain ecosystem
    •       What digital ownership truly means
    •       A trend in the crypto space that is underappreciated
    •       And more
     
    About Blokpax : https://blokpax.com/ 
     
    Web3 Opportunities Podcast: https://www.web3opp.com/
     

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

美味78986 ,

Very insightful

I had the pleasure meeting with Kelvin over zoom and learned about entrepreneural financing. He has such a passion for blockchain, leading me to this podcast. This broadcast format is a great way to learn about blockchain ecosystem! Very insightful!

Trevor Oldham ,

Awesome!

One of my new fav podcasts!$

Hephizah_Arts ,

Web3 Opportunities

Congratulations on the new podcast launch! The first session with Metagood/ OnChainMonkey was highly informative and insightful in this fast developing crypto economy. Look forward to your next sessions!

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