Daniel Tamas is the founder of WAM - a platform for hypercasual gamers to earn crypto, socialize and have fun.
Why you should listen With your WAM account, you can play in several short or long tournaments — a few hours or a few days — and compete against players entering that tournament. There are currently players from over 30 countries who are on the platform and at the end of each tournament, you can win some digital coins and increase your player profile.
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Alan Vey is co-founder and CEO of Aventus Network a user-friendly, interoperable blockchain for enterprises.
Why you should listen The Aventus Network (AvN) began as a layer-2 blockchain protocol that brings scalability, lower costs, and speed to Ethereum transactions. It enables digital asset issuance, management, and ownership, bringing the scale of permissioned blockchains and the security and interoperability of public blockchains — without the shortcomings of either.
Aventus is now...
Ruben Merre is CEO and co-founder of NGRAVE, a next-generation crypto hardware wallet with the highest security-certified OS in the world (EAL7).
Why you should listen Founded in 2018, NGRAVE is a digital asset security provider offering user-friendly maximum security solutions for blockchain and crypto use cases.
Its flagship product — crypto hardware wallet “NGRAVE ZERO” — is the only financial product in the world with a custom operating system featuring the highest security...
It’s merge week - the week that Ethereum will finally transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. The Ethereum foundation says that the Merge will be ‘the most significant upgrade in the history of Ethereum.’ The switch to PoS will replace energy-intensive mining, and instead secure the network with staked ETH.
Why you should listen The Merge represents the joining together or ‘merging’ of the execution layer, Ethereum as we know it today, with a consensus layer called the Beacon...
Diego De Tommaso is co-founder and COO of OVER an AR and NFT Metaverse platform that layers over the entire world.
Why you should listen OVER is building an augmented reality (AR) open metaverse and enabling users to create unique geolocalized experiences that bridge the gap between our physical and digital worlds. Utilizing world-class, community-driven 3D mapping, OVER provides users and builders with the opportunity to own AR metaverse real estate, map their local areas, and explore...
Holger Arians is CEO of Banxa, which aims to accelerate Web3 projects with its global on-and-off ramp solution. Through its extensive network of local payment solutions paired with the required crypto licenses, Banxa gives its partners and projects access to global audiences with less friction and higher conversions.
Why you should listen With positive year-on-year growth and over $1b in transactions, Banxa is one of the fastest-growing global on and off-ramp solutions. Through its extensive...
Adam De Cata is CEO of NFT Tech, a new platform that works with global brands, influential individuals, artists, celebrities, and athletes wanting to experiment with Web3.
Why you should listen NFT Tech works to develop infrastructure, assets, real estate and IP in the metaverse, build and generate revenue from P2E and M2E games, and bring insights and benefits to the public markets. By bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and the Web3 space, NFT Tech is mainstreaming...
Phillip Shoemaker is the former Apple App Store Director. He is now Executive Director at Identity.com, a non-profit organization pioneering pseudonymous on-chain identity verification for Web3.
Why you should listen Identity.com is an open-source, decentralized platform that offers developers permissionless authentication and verification while allowing consumers to control their own data. Identity.com is a product of Identity Technologies, Inc., a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization to...
Chris Castig is co-founder of Console, a Web3 Discord with DAO Tooling for decentralized communities. He’s a General Manager at Trust Machines and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Business School.
Why you should listen Console is designed to be a web3-ready Discord. Discord is currently home to many NFT communities but it is not crypto native, and preyed upon by crypto scammers. Console is built from the bottom up to give the web3 community more control over their personal data...
Jason Cozens is the founder and CEO at Glint - a platform and app that enables users to digitally buy, sell, send, and use gold as everyday money.
Why you should listen Jason began development of Glint in 2015, launching the first iteration of the Glint app three years later. Jason’s vision for a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper has culminated in the creation of a global payments platform that enables its users to buy, sell, save, send and spend real, allocated gold,...
Brett Herskope aka Eliherf is head of growth at Gamma, the platform built to become a hub for Web3 social identity, centered around NFTs. Brett is also the project lead for the Stacks Parrots NFT collection.
Why you should listen Brett has a background in education, and he has found that these skills have helped him to become a strong advocate for NFT communities.
Brett says digital scarcity will help usher in a future world of abundance, whether it’s it 21 million Bitcoin or 402 Stacks...
Andy is here with a special episode to mark an auspicious occasion - it's the 300th episode of the Crypto Conversation podcast. Thank you for listening!
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Simon Harman is founder and CEO of Chainflip - a cross-chain AMM designed to seamlessly allow users to swap tokens across ecosystems without violating chain sovereignty.
Why you should listen Chainflip is a decentralized, trustless protocol that enables cross-chain swaps between different blockchains. Chainflip is what DeFi users have been waiting for - easy and intuitive swaps from one major blockchain to another. Chainflip will connect and bridge major ecosystems like Bitcoin, Ethereum,...
Corbin Fraser is Head of Financial Services at Bitcoin.com. Corbin is a hacker, entrepreneur, and builder with over nine years of experience in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. A vocal advocate for p2p cash and optimizing the user experience of crypto for mass adoption, Corbin has helped position Bitcoin.com as one of the most widely used crypto wallets globally with millions of monthly active users.
Why you should listen Bitcoin.com is on a mission to make crypto accessible to millions more...
Will Peck is Head of Digital Assets at WisdomTree. WisdomTree is a traditional asset manager with crypto exchange-traded products in EU (and a pending filing in the US) that is launching an app for retail investors in the US.
Why you should listen WisdomTree has a history as the world’s largest, independent ETF sponsor and is now working to bridge the gap between TradFi and DeFi.
WisdomTree is launching a blockchain-native mobile app, WisdomTree Prime, which will provide retail access to...
Josef Tetek is an ambassador and analyst at Satoshi Labs and Trezor. Josef is a long-time bitcoiner with a background in Austrian economics and political philosophy. Josef believes that Bitcoin is the next step in mankind’s monetary evolution.
Why you should listen Josef is a long-time Bitcoiner with a background in Austrian economics and political philosophy and is the author of two books: Bitcoin: Separation of Money and State, and Enemies of State, Friends of Liberty.
“There’s no doubt...
João Ferreira founder of Defi Basket - a portfolio management protocol that lets users buy a DeFi portfolio in a single transaction.
Why you should listen DeFi Basket lets users invest with a single transaction in multi-token, multi-protocol strategies that you can create or copy from others.
Portfolios are called baskets. For example, The Stablecoins Maxi basket is a portfolio designed to provide exposure to non-USD stablecoins. It allows you to park your funds into a safe and stable...
Tracy Leparulo is the CEO of Untraceable, the Crypto & Blockchain Events company behind the Blockchain Futurist Conference in Toronto.
Why you should listen Since 2013 Tracy and her team have run leading events and marketing campaigns within the blockchain and crypto space. From major conferences to hackathons to launch events. The Untraceable team creates unforgettable experiences that build the blockchain and crypto community.
The Blockchain Futurist Conference is August 9 - 10 in...
Stefan Rust is the founder of Laguna Labs, a cutting-edge blockchain development house. It has developed Truflation, an independent, on-chain inflation index that aims to provide cryptographically true information on price inflation using the most recent and accurate real-market data.
Why you should listen Stefan Rust is the founder of Laguna Labs, a cutting-edge blockchain development house, under which he has launched trustednode.io, truflation.com, and nuon.fi.
Truflation is an...
Jadu is an AR platform and narrative layer for Web3 and the metaverse. Jadu is pioneering the functionality of digital assets in AR and the physical world by converting 3D NFTs into playable avatars and objects that can interact with each other in an ever-expanding AR game world. Jadu is minting 11,111 AVAs in August.
Why you should listen Asad J. Malik is the founder of Jadu. He has a background in storytelling, film, music, and AR. Asad is leading a team of talented creatives and...
Kyle Rojas is Edge & Node Business Development and Partnerships at The Graph, a web3 protocol for indexing and querying blockchain data to empower developers to build and give users access to blockchain data in a verifiable and decentralized way.
Why you should listen The Graph is working to decentralize data indexing and query services for all public data on all blockchains. What Google did for web2 in a centralized and rent-extracting way, The Graph is doing for web3 in a...
Christopher Brookins is the co-founder of RociFi, a new DeFi primitive for under-collateralized lending. In order to borrow on RociFi, users must mint an ERC-1155 token, NFCS (Non-Fungible Credit Score). The NFCS proves ownership of the address bundle that the borrower wishes to be credit scored. The NFCS operates as on-chain reputation and credit score.
Why you should listen RociFi enables borrowers with clean EVM-compatible on-chain history and reputation to borrow with reduced or zero...
Aditya Das is an analyst and researcher at Brave New Coin. With Bitcoin struggling to stay above the key $20,000 price level, investors are bracing for a long crypto winter. Fundamental analysis, however, suggests that Bitcoin is oversold.
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Fundamental analysis examines the internal and external factors that affect the value of a business or commodity. The value of an investment can be affected by factors such as the state of the global economy or by new updates...
Pascal Tallarida is the founder of Jarvis Network, a trading platform to buy, sell and exchange stable and liquid synthetic fiat currencies powered by an on-chain Forex market.
Why you should listen Jarvis Network’s mission is to bring decentralized finance to everyone. Stablecoins have a key role to play in DeFi adoption. Non-USD stablecoins struggle to be liquid and maintain their peg.
Syntthereum’s role is to solve these issues and launch non-USD stablecoins (JFIATs). Synthereum is the...