Encrypted

Encrypted

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A podcast dedicated to guiding you through the blockchain and crypto universe
34: What is a blockchain phone? A conversation with Phil Chen, HTC’s Decentralised Chief Officer
Apr 16 • 15 min
In this episode, Ahmed speaks to Phil Chen, the Decentralised Chief Officer at HTC. Ahmed first questions Phil about what his title actually means and Phil drills down into the idea of leaderless leaders, and how every person becomes their own leader.…
33: Revisiting the 2019 Global Blockchain Challenge in Dubai
Apr 10 • 55 min
In this episode, we cover the SDO Global Blockchain Challenge which was showcased in the Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai. Out of the 700+ applications, only 20 finalists were flown to Dubai with a chance to pitch their ideas and where only three can be…
32: Encrypted presents Decrypt Hour!
Apr 2 • 96 min
So our stats shows that 42% of our listeners are from the UAE. Well we have never met nor interacted with the majority of them, and so we decided to host our first meet-up. This meet-up, however, is with a twist. We did a live podcast to interact and…
31: How Matic Network is solving the biggest problems in Blockchain today?
Mar 30 • 37 min
In this episode Ahmed and Aniket speak to Sandeep Nailwal, COO of Matic Network. Matic Network is a Layer 2 scaling solution for decentralised blockchain networks. The hosts explore why Matic exists, how they’re implementing Layer 2 solutions and what the…
30: Back to where it all started: Reflecting on 30 episodes
Mar 20 • 29 min
This episode was a real heart to heart. Ahmed and Faisal reflect over their experience of running the Encrypted podcast covering what they learned when creating a podcast, their favourite episodes, the challenges they faced, revisiting why they are doing…
29: Assessing blockchain for insurance with Takaful Emarat and Addenda
Mar 12 • 39 min
Episode 29 is here! Ahmed sits down with Walid Daniel Dib from Addenda and Vivek Bhalla from Takaful Emarat. What is insurance and what challenges does the industry face? Ahmed starts off by questioning the two guests about what we mean by insurance and…
28: Behavioural Science, Transparency, and the role of Governments: A conversation with Maja Vujinovic, the Former CIO of Emerging Tech at GE
Mar 3 • 43 min
In our next instalment of Encrypted, episode 28 brings you an inspiring discussion with Maja Vujinovic, the CEO of OGroup and the former CIO of Emerging Technology at GE. Maja first talks about the spark that caused her to go full time in blockchain after…
27: Future of Crypto: World Government Summit Special
Feb 17 • 35 min
Ahmed is at the World Government Summit recording from a beautiful room that overlooks the beautiful Jumeirah Beach and the Madinah Jumeirah in all its glory. And what an amazing line-up he have for this episode with two amazing guests, Lawrence…
26: How blockchain is revolutionizing the real estate experience in Dubai
Feb 5 • 46 min
Ahmed and Faisal host Khalifa Alsuwaidi, CEO of Emirates Real Estate Solutions (ERES). The episode starts with Khalifa introducing himself and his experiecne in the real estate sector and how ERES was founded and how it relates to the Dubai Land…
25: The balance between ROI and Social Impact: A conversation with the Blockchain Founders Fund
Jan 29 • 36 min
Ahmed and Faisal are joined by Aly Madhavji, a Managing Partner at the Blockchain Founders Fund. The episode starts off with Ahmed describing his experience at the Binance Fair in Singapore where he gives a few highlights and takeaways as well as a…
24: Crypto Tales: The Success Story of Dubai’s Bitoasis
Jan 22 • 51 min
In the 24th episode of Encrypted, Ahmed and Faisal were joined by a very special guest from the Middle Eastern bitcoin and blockchain community, Ola Doudin, CEO of Bitoasis. Being the only exchange in the MENA region with on-ramp and off-ramp (i.e.…
23: An insight into Smart Dubai - What are they really doing in blockchain?
Jan 15 • 25 min
Let’s face it, Dubai has sent ripples across the blockchain ecosystem upon the launch of its Dubai Blockchain strategy which was launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum in October 2016. Ahmed sits down with Mohammed Al-Sharid, the Senior…
22: 4 Blockchain Trends and Observations for 2019
Jan 8 • 21 min
Happy New Year all! Ahmed and Faisal sit together to open the 2019 year with 4 predictions and trends the duo expect to see in the new year. The first trend is of course the rise of Security Tokens/Digital Securities and Security Token Offerings/Digital…
21: World War Regulation - A conversation with Simmons & Simmons
Dec 19, 2018 • 44 min
Ahmed is joined by two Partners from Simmons & Simmons law firm; George Morris a Partner in the London office and Raza Rizvi a Partner in the Dubai office. Ahmed starts off by asking about Simmons and Simmons’ journey in the blockchain and crypto space.…
20: What lessons did we learn in 2018?
Dec 5, 2018 • 36 min
Ahmed and Faisal sit down with Samson Williams, Partner from Axes and Eggs, in episode 20 of Encrypted. In this episode the trio do a 2018 recap looking at positives, negatives and lessons learnt from the industry. Ahmed starts off with the lessons learnt…
19: Is 2019 the year of enterprise blockchain?
Nov 27, 2018 • 29 min
Faisal is finally back on this episode with Encrypted alongside Ahmed. They are joined by this week’s special guest; Chris Fernandez, CEO of Block Gemini, a blockchain focused developer shop based in the UAE. The show kicks off with Chris explaining his…
18: What a week of madness!
Nov 20, 2018 • 24 min
On episode 18 of Encrypted, Ahmed and Aniket discuss recent developments that have been happening in the blockchain world! Ahmed first starts off by talking about his experience at the Sora Summit in Macau and explains his takeaways from the investment…
17: Non-Fungible Tokens…WTF?!
Nov 13, 2018 • 28 min
The world is at the at the forefront of the token revolution. With the invention of non-fungible tokens, we have seen a lot of innovations and developments to find solutions to complex real-world problems. In the episode, Ahmed sits down with Aniket, and…
16: What is all the buzz about Security Tokens?
Oct 30, 2018 • 35 min
Ahmed is at the World Blockchain Summit where he records episode 16! He is joined by Loauy Al-Doory from Kambio Ventures and Saeed Al-Darmaki from Binary Financial to take a deep dive into the world of security tokens. The three distil the concept of…
15: What does a Star Wars convention have to do with the blockchain world?
Oct 24, 2018 • 20 min
Ahmed sits down with Kris Bennet, also known as the Blockchain Beard Guy, who is on the road non-stop to educate the masses on blockchain. Kris shares his experiences in educating people from different backgrounds about the technology, and his experiences…
14: What is the use case for blockchain in energy?
Oct 16, 2018 • 19 min
Paul Massara, CEO of Electron, joins Ahmed for the 14th episode of Encrypted. On today’s show, Ahmed explores an interesting application of blockchain technology: Energy! Paul first talks about the challenges and pain-points that currently face the energy…
13: How does the App-Infrastructure cycle relate to the future of ICOs?
Oct 10, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, your hosts Ahmed and Faisal, discuss 3 interesting articles; first off is a thought leadership piece from USV around what is needed at this stage of the blockchain cycle and the overall tech cycle by looking at past trends: a killer app…
12: How is compliance shaping the blockchain and crypto industry?
Oct 2, 2018 • 34 min
Ahmed and Faisal sit down with the Tarik Mohammed, Chief Compliance Officer of OTC Supply. Firstly, Ahmed brings up the Wall Street Journal’s article of identifying that $90 million in suspected criminal proceeds that flowed through intermediaries such as…
11: Bad Ripple? And Crypto for women and Humanity!
Sep 25, 2018 • 48 min
Ahmed and Faisal sit down with Irina Heaver, a technology lawyer based in Dubai. First up they discuss XRP, a cryptocurrency created by Ripple, and its short ascension to number 2 in coinmarket cap and the conversation quickly goes into the concept of…
10: Institutionalising Crypto and a Fintech Special!
Sep 18, 2018 • 43 min
Ahmed has an exciting line up on this episode of Encrypted. First up, Ahmed interviews the CEO of the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Richard Teng. They talk about the 3-year-old financial free trade zone, Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM),…
09: Crypto Bloodbath and a DTEC Tour!
Sep 11, 2018 • 31 min
Faisal sits down with Hans Christensen, VP of Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre, to talk all things blockchain and crypto. Hans first introduces the pillars and model of DTEC and then explains how it aims to support the startup ecosystem when it comes…
08: When VCs go eye to eye with Blockchain!
Sep 4, 2018 • 50 min
Ahmed and Faisal sit down with Fares Ghandour, Partner at Wamda Capital which is a VC based in Dubai, to discuss the latest news, trends and the really interesting debates that circulate in the blockchain space. Fares first introduces Wamda Capital and…
07: How are new moves from China and the U.S. shaping the crypto industry?
Aug 28, 2018 • 23 min
Ahmed and Faisal sit down to discuss China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency activities as Wechat, China's biggest social media platform, clamps down on major crypto accounts along with other series of related events. Next, the hosts discuss the US SEC’s…
06: Encrypted Interviews: How are Dubai Economy using blockchain technology? A Discussion with Mohammed Shael
Aug 24, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode of Encrypted Interviews, Ahmed sits down with the CEO of Strategic Affairs of the Department of Economic Development of Dubai. They discuss: • How the Department’s current processes are inefficient • How blockchain will help eliminate…
05: What did we learn about India’s Blockchain ecosystem?
Aug 21, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode, Ahmed and Aniket sit down to discuss the Indian blockchain ecosystem as they attended the International Blockchain Congress in Hyderabad and Goa. Aniket gives a general overview of the current market state in India as he touches upon, the…
04: ICE be Centralising, Binance be Decentralising
Aug 14, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal touch on the SEC’s delay on deciding the way forward with a bitcoin ETF and the effects of that on the crypto market. The hosts discuss the response of this decision along with the view point of some domain leaders like…
03: Encrypted Interviews - The development of the Dubai Blockchain Center with Dr. Marwan Al-Zarouni
Aug 10, 2018 • 17 min
Today Ahmed is joined by Dr. Marwan Al-Zarouni who gives a low down on the Dubai Blockchain Centre and generally what Dubai is up to in the blockchain space. They discuss: • His very interesting flippening moment (jargon for how someone got interested in…
02: The Concept of Money and When can I pay using Cryptos?
Aug 7, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode we bring in our first special guest Amin El Kholy; who co-created the Fintech connector chapter in Dubai. Amin has great experience in fund management and the Fintech domain and is currently diving deeper in to how blockchain could change…
01: Decrypting Encrypted and a Bitcoin 10 year anniversary special!
Jul 31, 2018 • 47 min
Ahmed and Aniket sit down to introduce the motivations behind the Encrypted podcast and discuss all things bitcoin on the back of its fast approaching 10-year anniversary! If you are new to the space, they will help you to unwrap what bitcoin actually is…