Episodes
Mason Jappa is the cofounder and CEO of Blockware Solutions, a blockchain infrastructure company and network advisory firm.  In this conversation, we discuss the latest Blockware research report on Bitcoin, including why $40,000 is just the beginning and how the network metrics suggest Bitcoin is stronger than ever. ======================= Exodus is an absolute game changer in the crypto wallet space, and we’ve teamed up to offer an exclusive discount for you, as listeners of the podcast....
Published 01/22/21
Robert Materazzi is the CEO of Lukka, which bridges the gap between the complexities of blockchain data and traditional business needs. Formerly he was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in large risk, regulatory, and cybersecurity driven technology implementations for traditional financial institutions and foreign banking organizations. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of creating industry standards, how crypto is transitioning from innovation labs to business...
Published 01/21/21
Josh Clemente is the Co-Founder of Levels. Josh is a rocket scientist and worked at SpaceX for 6 years, managing the team that designed the life support systems in their space shuttles. In this conversation, we discuss biowearables, metabolic health, physical output vs food consumption, real time biological information, and working at SpaceX and Hyperloop One.  ======================= The Stacks 2.0 mainnet launched on January 14, 2021. Stacks, which you may recognize as Blockstack, is a...
Published 01/20/21
Everett Cook co-founded Rho Business Banking to fundamentally change the way businesses manage their finances. He also previously spent time as a macro hedge fund trader. In this conversation, we discuss the rise of fintechs, how Rho has navigated the pandemic, why they focus on high growth businesses, and what Everett is able to apply to entrepreneurship from his macro trading days. ======================= OKCoin.com is the leading crypto exchange for both beginners and experienced users....
Published 01/19/21
Isaiah Jackson is the author of the best selling book “Bitcoin and Black America.” He is one of the most underrated people in the Bitcoin ecosystem and is constantly educating one of the most important communities for mainstream adoption.  In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, the plight of black Americans in the legacy financial system, why decentralization and pseudonymity are advantageous, and why Isaiah is writing a second book. You can buy his book here:...
Published 01/18/21
Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar is the CEO of IOVLabs, which is focused on leveraging RSK to build decentralized infrastructure for the Bitcoin ecosystem. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, decentralized infrastructure, Ethereum, DeFi, and current trends in the developing world.  This podcast audio was recorded from livestream on my Youtube Channel on 1-13-21. ======================= Exodus is an absolute game changer in the crypto wallet space, and we’ve teamed up to offer an exclusive...
Published 01/15/21
Kevin Rose is an Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He has been building compelling products for a long time and today serves as a partner at True Ventures.  In this conversation, we discuss early days of building on the internet, modern media models, content moderation, deplatforming, and the importance of decentralization. ======================= Exodus is an absolute game changer in the crypto wallet space, and we’ve teamed up to offer an exclusive...
Published 01/14/21
Ric Edelman is the chairman and co-founder of Edelman Financial Services, LLC, the author of several personal finance books and the host of a weekly personal finance talk radio show called The Ric Edelman Show. In this conversation, we discuss 60/40 portfolios, Bitcoin regulation, Federal Reserve actions, Bitcoin adoption among RIAs, and the new financial advisor certificate program Ric helped launch. ======================= The Stacks 2.0 mainnet is launching on January 14, 2021. Stacks,...
Published 01/13/21
Jason Yanowitz and Michael Ippolito are cofounders of Blockworks, a new media business focused on helping institutional investors understand Bitcoin and digital assets. In this conversation, we discuss the current state of media companies, the challenges institutions face when trying to learn about Bitcoin and crypto, and how Jason and Mike helped Pomp launch The Pomp Podcast.  ======================= OKCoin.com is the leading crypto exchange for both beginners and experienced users. You...
Published 01/12/21
Lauren Johnson is the Mental Conditioning Coordinator at the New York Yankees, where she is responsible for aiding in the development of athletes and staff through education, application, and support. In this conversation, we discuss mental toughness, invincibility, breaking out of a slump, the importance of environment, visualization, how to change your behavior, and the secrets of the top professional athletes.  ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto...
Published 01/11/21
Cliff Hudson is a business executive best known for serving as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Oklahoma City-based Sonic Corp. He also served as a trustee of the Ford Foundation and is a past chairman of the board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In this conversation, we discuss scaling businesses, building a brand, intellectual curiosity, the value of being a master of none, and why flexibility and adaptation is so...
Published 01/08/21
Dave Collum is a Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University. He is a popular staple of FinTwit and writes one of the best annual summaries at the end of each year. In this conversation, we discuss investing, markets, wealth creation, social justice issues, the virus, anatomy of riots, mind alteration, bitcoin, conspiracy theories, and the political landscape.  ======================= Exodus is an absolute game changer in the crypto wallet space, and we’ve teamed up to offer an exclusive...
Published 01/07/21
Mitch Garber is an investor and entrepreneur from Canada. He was previously the CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment and has served on the Board of Directors of Cirque du Soleil, Caesars Entertainment, RackSpace, Shutterfly and many others. In this conversation, we discuss Mitch’s numerous business successes, how he currently invests his capital, and then we dive deep into his questions around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.  ======================= The Stacks 2.0 mainnet is launching on...
Published 01/06/21
Griffin Johnson is one of the most famous TikTok stars on the planet. He recently has begun spending more time investing, along with creating companies and products.  In this conversation, we discuss how Griffin built his audience, why he is interested in investing, how he makes money, the Gruen Gang, and how Griffin wants his career to play out.  ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and...
Published 01/05/21
Josh Richards is one of the most famous TikTok stars in the world. He has recently started to spend most of his time as an investor and entrepreneur. This conversation unpacks the transition.  In this conversation, we discuss how Josh built his large audience, where his income comes from, why he is interested in building companies, and the types of businesses that he is looking to invest in.  ======================= OKCoin.com is the leading crypto exchange for both beginners and...
Published 01/04/21
Chamira Gamage is a Philanthropy Manager at Amnesty International and cofounder at Thinkrs.io.  In this conversation, we discuss Julian Assange’s story, freedom of the press, why he was arrested, the potential issues with his case, how a pardon would work, and what the potential outcome will be. ======================= Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using...
Published 12/30/20
Ilir Sela is the founder and CEO of Slice, the easiest way to order your favorite local pizza. In this conversation, we discuss small business challenges, biggest learning from Dominos, why Slice has been so successful, how they scaled nationally, and what the growth plan is moving forward.  ======================= OKCoin.com is the leading crypto exchange for both beginners and experienced users. You can fund your account in under 2 minutes, and get access to the most advanced trading...
Published 12/29/20
George Goldsmith is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of COMPASS Pathways, which aims to treat depression through psychedelic mushrooms.  In this conversation, we discuss mental health, depression, psychedelics, psilocybin therapy, and regulation. ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit:...
Published 12/28/20
Rameez Tase is co-founder & CEO of ANTENNA Analytics, a new media measurement company using an advanced data approach to provide analytics for subscription businesses. Previously, he was VP of Audience Growth & Analytics at Axios and Mic, where he led performance marketing, customer retention, content insights, and data analytics teams. In this conversation, we discuss modern media companies, the subscription business model, what is working for the world class subscription...
Published 12/23/20
Liron Shapira is the co-founder and CEO of Relationship Hero. He’s a serial entrepreneur, founding his first company at age 21, which raised over $130 million.  In this conversation, we discuss the YCombinator experience, rationality community, superintelligence artificial intelligence, Relationship Hero, investing in Coinbase, and Bitcoin. ======================= OKCoin.com is the leading crypto exchange for both beginners and experienced users. You can fund your account in under 2...
Published 12/22/20
Eddie van der Walt is a financial journalist at Bloomberg based in London, with a background in covering commodity markets, an awareness of currencies and expertise in precious metals trading. He previously was a Bitcoin skeptic, but recently converted to a Bitcoin believer. In this conversation, we discuss the macroeconomy, gold, bitcoin, market structure, what changed his mind about the digital currency, and a 2021 outlook. ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for...
Published 12/21/20
Kate Clark is a reporter for The Information, covering venture capital and startups, with a specific interest in fintech. Amir Efrati is the Executive Editor of The Information, which he helped to launch in 2013. In this conversation, we discuss The Information’s 50 Most Promising Startups, the 2020 biggest VC winners, who is leaving SF and why, and then we discuss Sequoia, A16Z, Cameo, Bunch, and Stripe. ======================= Smart investors know being early is critical to success in...
Published 12/18/20
Rafael Ilishayev is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of goPuff. A first-generation immigrant, Mr. Ilishayev grew up in an entrepreneurial family in the New York metro area. In this conversation, we discuss the instant needs market, managing a fast growing business, how he raised $1+ billion while operating fairly quietly, the COVID-19 impact, and where GoPuff will be in 20 years. ======================= Want to sell your wonderful internet business? Tiny partners with founders to give them quick,...
Published 12/17/20
Nick Huber is an entrepreneur and investor. He owns a number of self-storage facilities and also previously built a large student storage business. Nick is documenting all of his work at Sweaty Startup in both audio and written form. In this conversation, we discuss the advantages to real estate, how cash out refinancing works, why bonus depreciation is your friend, and the logic behind Nick’s focus on self-storage facilities.  ======================= OKCoin.com is the leading crypto...
Published 12/16/20
Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and the Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In this conversation, we discuss the Bitcoin Development Fund, how recipients are selected, who is supporting this effort, why it is important for non-profits to play a role, and where Bitcoin regulation is going. ======================= The Rodman Law Group is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs realize their vision by helping...
Published 12/15/20