Episodes
Robert Breedlove is a freedom maximalist, ex-hedge fund manager, and philosopher in the Bitcoin space. To him, Bitcoin is fundamentally a humanitarian movement exposing the greatest con in human history: central banking. By learning about the connection between honest money, entrepreneurship, and civilization, we are renewing hope for the future of humanity. To this end, Robert's mission is to restore freedom, truth, and virtue in our world by tenaciously asking the question: "What is...
Published 07/22/21
Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). She is winner of international prizes including the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the '3 most important...
Published 07/21/21
Sasha Issenberg is the author of "The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage" and three previous books, including "The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns". He has covered presidential elections as a national political reporter in the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe, a columnist for Slate, and a contributor to Bloomberg Politics and Businessweek. He is the Washington correspondent at Monocle, and his work has also appeared in New York, The...
Published 07/20/21
Asiff Hirji is the President of Figure Technologies, Inc. (‘‘Figure’’), a blockchain-based home equity lender since January 2020. Kyle Samani is a Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital, a thesis-driven investment firm that invests in cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain companies reshaping trillion-dollar markets. Prior to joining Figure, Mr. Hirji served as President and COO of Coinbase, Inc. (‘‘Coinbase’’), where he helped significantly grow the company’s revenue and valuation. Prior...
Published 07/14/21
Daniel Silva is an American journalist and author of thriller and espionage novels. Prior to his novelist career, Daniel became a journalist at the age of thirty-three, directing CNN’s political talks. There is a tremendous amount of historical content worked into all of his novels. Elegant and sophisticated, provocative and daring, The Cellist explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today—the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It...
Published 07/13/21
Gillian Tett is an Editor-at-Large for the Financial Times, where she is chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US. She has written about the financial instruments that were part of the cause of the financial crisis that started in the fourth quarter of 2007, such as CDOs, credit default swaps, SIVs, conduits, and SPVs. She became renowned for her early warning that a financial crisis was looming. In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and was the...
Published 07/08/21
Gary Ginsberg is the Author of “First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents”. He is also a lawyer, American political operative and corporate adviser, serving as a strategist in both the public and private sectors for more than 25 years. He was most recently Senior Vice President and Global Head of Communications at SoftBank Group Corp. before resigning in 2020. Before joining SoftBank, Ginsberg served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing...
Published 07/07/21
Zac Prince is the Chief Executive Officer of BlockFi. Founded in 2017, BlockFi provides trade execution services for institutions and opportunities for retail investors to earn a yield on their bitcoin holdings. In January 2018, BlockFi launched its first product: USD loans backed by cryptocurrency for cryptocurrency holders allowing them to offer their bitcoin, ether or litecoin assets as collateral for a loan. In 2019, BlockFi launched its second major product to retail customers, a...
Published 07/06/21
Michael Frazis is a Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Frazis Capital Partners. Frazis Capital Partner's Frazis Fund beat both the S&P/ASX 200 and MSCI World Total Return Index by over 100% net in 2020. Over the past 12 months, the fund has generated returns of 188%. Prior to founding the firm, Michael spent five years in private equity in London, after completing internships in Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group and the Boston Consulting Group. Michael read Chemistry at...
Published 06/30/21
Nina Burleigh is a best-selling author, journalist and lecturer. Her latest book, “VIRUS: Vaccinations, the CDC and the Hijacking of America's Response to the Pandemic”, is a brisk, real-life thriller that delves into the malfeasance behind the American pandemic chaos, and the triumph of science in an era of conspiracy theories and contempt for experts. Burleigh got her start covering the Illinois Statehouse in Springfield, where the governorship often included a fitting for the prison...
Published 06/29/21
Nic Carter is General Partner at Castle Island Ventures, a public blockchain-focused venture fund based in Cambridge, Mass. He is also the co-founder of Coin Metrics, a blockchain analytics startup. Today, Bitcoin consumes as much energy as a small country. This certainly sounds alarming — but the reality is way more complicated. Nic Carter joins us today to discuss several common misconceptions surrounding the Bitcoin sustainability debate, and ultimately argues that it’s up to the crypto...
Published 06/24/21
Jack Mallers is the Founder and CEO of Zap, which created Strike, a bitcoin investment and payments company that transacts over the Lightning Network. Jack is known as one of the earliest Lightning Network developers, and recently has been providing market insights to help build El Salvador’s modern financial infrastructure using Bitcoin technology. This technology delivers powerful advantages over legacy financial rails and incumbent payment systems. “What’s transformative here is that...
Published 06/23/21
Jason Crabtree is the CEO of QOMPLX, a global leader in commercial cybersecurity and risk analytics. It is QOMPLX’s mission to reimagine the complexity of the modern data-driven economy for our clients. As the CEO of QOMPLX, Mr. Crabtree is responsible for the overall vision and long term direction of the company, in addition to overseeing all aspects of company operations. While “complexity” is often viewed as a negative attribute, the most powerful things in life are complex. Planet Earth....
Published 06/22/21
Welcome to another episode of SALT Talks with host Anthony Scaramucci and guest Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the Leader of the U.S. Capitol Complex Security Review. As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he became known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. A decorated 37-year army veteran and global authority on leadership and emergency preparedness, Gen. Honoré now shares his...
Published 06/17/21
Kenneth Juster is the 25th United States Ambassador to India (2017-2021). Juster has over 40 years of experience as a senior business executive, senior government official, and senior law partner. Juster served as the 25th United States Ambassador to the Republic of India from November 2017 to January 2021. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He led the third largest U.S. Mission in the world, with an Embassy and four Consulates, and approximately 2,500 employees representing...
Published 06/16/21
Zach Dexter is the Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of LedgerX. He is an experienced software engineer, project manager and technology architect. Prior to this, Zach was Lead Software Engineer at Tutorspree, where he built out the full stack for an extensive set of internal tools and external-facing features. LedgerX is a Swap Execution Facility and Derivatives Clearing Organization that specializes on crypto derivatives. LedgerX has the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s...
Published 06/15/21
Bill Bratton is the 38th & 42nd Police Commissioner of New York City. During a 46-year career in law enforcement, he instituted progressive change while leading six police departments, including seven years as Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and two nonconsecutive terms as the Police Commissioner of the City of New York. He is the only person ever to lead the police agencies of America’s two largest cities. As the Executive Chairman of Risk Advisory, Commissioner Bratton...
Published 06/10/21
Alex Rampell is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) where he focuses on financial services. He serves on the board of Branch, Brightside, Descript, Divvy, Earnin, FlyHomes, Loft, Mercury, PeerStreet, Point, Propel, Sentilink, Super Evil Mega Corp, Transferwise, and Very Good Security. Alex additionally led the firm's investments in OpenDoor ($OPEN), Plaid, Quantopian (acquired by Robinhood), and Rival (acquired by LiveNation). Prior to joining the firm, Alex co-founded multiple...
Published 06/09/21
Marc Polymeropoulos is a former CIA Senior Intelligence Service Officer and Author of Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA. Marc retired in June 2019 from the Senior Intelligence Service ranks at the CIA after a 26 year career in operational headquarters and field management assignments covering the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and Counter Terrorism. Marc Polymeropoulos has had to live with the consequences of decisions made under the most high-stress circumstances you can...
Published 06/08/21
Michael Greve is the Founder of the Forever Healthy Foundation and Kizoo Technology Ventures. As Michael himself says, his lifestyle during his hacker days wasn’t among the healthiest; his interest in healthy life extension developed as a consequence of his efforts to switch to a healthier way of living. Eventually, his research into the science of staying healthy led him to the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey and the realization that staving off age-related diseases and preserving health...
Published 06/02/21
Michael Greenwald is the Director of Tiedemann Advisors. His expertise is in the future of the U.S. dollar and digital currencies; illicit finance; sanctions; and affairs in the Gulf/Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Greenwald previously worked in senior roles within the United States Treasury working with Africa and Europe. He served as a financial diplomat in the Middle East spanning the tenures of U.S. Treasury Secretaries Geithner, Lew, and Mnuchin. Greenwald initially served as the...
Published 06/01/21
Kathryn Lincoln and George McCarthy are the CIO and CEO of Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, they...
Published 05/27/21
Jon Najarian is the Co-Founder of Market Rebellion. Market Rebellion offers in-depth trader education, coaching and mentoring – from beginner to advanced – to help you build the knowledge base and practical skills required for market success. Jon ‘DRJ’ Najarian was linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport – trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Jon has earned a reputation in the industry as an options trading expert and pioneer. He developed...
Published 05/26/21
Edward-Isaac Dovere, the Lead Political Correspondent at The Atlantic. He has covered Democratic politics for 15 years, beginning in his native New York City and carrying him through the Obama White House and then across 29 states during the 2020 election cycle. His reporting has won the White House Correspondents Association’s Merriman Smith Award for Excellence and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, among other awards. Edward-Isaac...
Published 05/25/21
Valerie Mosley is the Founder of Valmo Ventures. Valerie created Valmo Ventures to advise and invest in companies that add value to both investors and society. She recently founded BrightUp, a FinTech company focused on democratizing wealth building and wellbeing. Mosley sits on several boards including Eaton Vance’s family of mutual funds, DraftKings, Groupon and Envestnet. Previously, she was an SVP, partner, portfolio manager and investment strategist at Wellington Management Company, a $1...
Published 05/20/21