The Pomp Podcast

The Pomp Podcast

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Hosted by Anthony Pompliano


#414: Jordan Harbinger on Building A World Class Podcast
Oct 23 • 43 min
Jordan Harbinger is an American podcaster and radio personality. He hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the United States, The Jordan Harbinger Show. In this conversation, we discuss Jordan’s story, how we grew his podcast, what the guest selection…
#413: Mark Phillips on Why Derivatives Are for Everyone
Oct 22 • 32 min
Mark Phillips is the founder and CEO of Harvested Financial. He has spent much of his career at Group One Trading in Chicago, where he learned how to trade derivatives. In this conversation, we discuss options trading, what Harvested Financial’s mission…
#412: Peter Doyle on Modern Value Investing
Oct 21 • 55 min
Peter Doyle is a Managing Director and co-founder of Horizon Kinetics. He is a senior member of the research team, along with being a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors. In this conversation, we discuss inflation, how technology…
#411: Li Jin on the Passion Economy
Oct 20 • 42 min
Li Jin is the Founding Partner at Atelier Ventures. She previously worked at Andreessen Horowitz and is well known for coining the term “Passion Economy.” In this conversation, we discuss an overview of the passion economy, how platforms have evolved to…
#410: Jeff Richards on Investing In Innovation
Oct 19 • 58 min
Jeff Richards is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital. He has been at the firm since 2008 and previously spent 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the US and Asia. Jeff founded two technology startups, including R4 which was acquired by…
SPECIAL EPISODE: Pomp Answers Listeners’ Questions
Oct 18 • 52 min
This is a special episode of The Pomp Podcast where I answer questions from listeners about everything, including Bitcoin, crypto, finance, investing, asset allocation, technology, and the macro environment. ===================== Nifty Gateway is the…
#409: Mike Colyer on Building North America’s Mining Industry
Oct 16 • 46 min
Mike Colyer is the CEO of Foundry, a new DCG subsidiary focused on crypto mining. Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for improved capital access, market efficiency, and transparency in the bitcoin mining industry. The company currently…
#408: CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert on Crypto Regulation
Oct 15 • 26 min
Heath Tarbert is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The mission of the CFTC is to promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation. This conversation was…
#407: Alexander Leishman On Building A Bitcoin Company
Oct 14 • 35 min
Alexander Leishman is a Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of River Financial. Prior to that, he was the Engineer and Investor at Polychain Capital and the Security Software Engineer at Airbnb. In this conversation, we discuss what River Financial…
#406: Reid Hailey on The Business Behind Memes
Oct 13 • 46 min
Reid Hailey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Doing Things Media, a digital content and entertainment company that owns over 20 brands and shows with a combined following of over 60 million. Some of our brands include ShitheadSteve, NeatDad,…
#405: Hong Fang on Building A World Class Crypto Exchange
Oct 12 • 51 min
Hong Fang is the CEO of OKCoin, a leading fiat-focused digital asset exchange with service in 184 countries. She previously served as a former Goldman Sachs banker, a growth equity investor, a global citizen, and a longtime member of OK Group’s Board of…
#404: Wes Barton on Venture Capital in Middle America
Oct 9 • 41 min
Wes Barton is co-founder and Managing Partner of Third Prime. He started his career as a tobacco farmer, spent time on Wall Street, and now is focused on venture capital. Third Prime is a venture capital firm that likes to invest in entrepreneurs shaping…
#403: Tesla Daily’s Rob Maurer on Tesla Battery Day
Oct 8 • 48 min
Rob Maurer is the man behind Tesla Daily, a media platform focused on covering all things Tesla. This includes news on Tesla Motors, Tesla Energy, Tesla Solar, and Tesla Network and is discussed in a concise and consistent manner, making it easy to stay…
#402: Nicholas Hinrichsen on How To Build A Successful Startup
Oct 7 • 55 min
Nicholas Hinrichsen started his first company, Carlypso, in 2013. He participated in YCombinator and raised $10M in venture funding, before eventually selling the business to Carvana in 2017. Nicholas is now building a new company in the automobile space…
#401: Parker Lewis & Will Cole on Bitcoin As A Reserve Asset
Oct 6 • 48 min
Will Cole is the Chief Product Officer at Unchained Capital and Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital. In this conversation, we discuss the recent trend of corporations holding Bitcoin as a reserve asset on their balance…
#400: Kraken Financial CEO David Kinitsky on Crypto’s First Bank
Oct 5 • 40 min
David Kinitsky is the CEO of Kraken Financial, the first approved SPDI bank under Wyoming’s new crypto-friendly legislation. He previously worked at Circle, Fidelity, and Grayscale Investments as well. In this conversation, we discuss the SPDI banking…
#399: Fred Pye on Launching A Publicly Traded Bitcoin Fund
Oct 3 • 51 min
Fred Pye is the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3iQ Corp, who manage The Bitcoin Fund is a public bitcoin fund listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In this conversation, we discuss the challenges with getting a crypto-related fund listed on a…
#398: Web Smith on The Future of Media
Oct 2 • 52 min
Web Smith is the Founder of 2PM, an unique company that creates some of the best reports and summaries breaking down the DTC industry. In this conversation, we discuss the future of media, owning the relationship with your customer, linear commerce, DTC…
#397: Congressman Davidson, Caitlin Long, and Adam Traidman on Stablecoins
Oct 1 • 52 min
Today’s episode features Congressman Warren Davidson, Avanti Bank Founder Caitlin Long, and BRD Founder Adam Traidman. We focus the conversation exclusively on Stablecoins. We spend time talking about what stablecoins are, what value they bring to the…
#396: Matt Leising on the Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All
Sep 30 • 47 min
Matt Leising is a Los Angeles-based reporter with Bloomberg News covering the derivatives markets. He moved to Los Angeles from New York as part of Bloomberg’s West Coast expansion. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, the DAO, crypto…
#395: Comedian Rachel Feinstein on COVID-19 and 2020
Sep 29 • 59 min
Rachel Feinstein is a stand-up comedian. She is also a new mother and married to a NY Fire Department Captain, which provides a never-ending amount of hilarious content. In this conversation, we discuss having a baby during coronavirus, the impact of the…
#394: Amanda Agati on Tactical Asset Allocation
Sep 28 • 77 min
Amanda Agati is the Chief Investment Strategist for PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, Amanda leads the team which establishes overall strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance of client portfolios, oversees the evolution of investment…
#393: Lisa Shields on Building Tech-enabled Financial Services
Sep 26 • 55 min
Lisa Shields is FI.SPAN’s founder and CEO. She previously founded Hyperwallet System, which sold to PayPal for $400 million. In this conversation, we discuss the difference between marketing and sales, building an intentional business, open banking,…
#392: Dave Portnoy on Barstool, Betting, and Bitcoin
Sep 25 • 77 min
Dave Portnoy is the founder of Barstool Sports. In this conversation, we discuss the business behind Barstool, the new sportsbook they launched, why Dave started trading stocks, how he manages his money, and whether he is going to buy Bitcoin or not.…
#391: Eric Jorgenson on Capturing Naval’s Knowledge
Sep 24 • 56 min
Eric Jorgenson is a startup growth guy, writer, and (rarely) an angel investor. He is on the founding team of Zaarly, and has been publishing online since 2014. His business blog, Evergreen, has educated and entertained over a million readers and he most…
#390: Ben Golub on Decentralized Computing & Storage
Sep 23 • 51 min
Ben Golub is a serial entrepreneur and CEO, who has played a key role in building six start-ups. Three of these were as CEO, including Docker, Gluster, and Plaxo. Today he serves as Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Storj Labs. In this conversation,…
#389: Sam Bankman-Fried On Capturing Profits In Crypto
Sep 22 • 77 min
Sam Bankman-Fried is the CEO of crypto derivatives exchange FTX and Alameda Research. He majored in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this conversation, we discuss crypto exchanges, DeFi, yield farming, governance airdrops, toxic…
#388: Robert Rosenberg on Lessons Learned Running Dunkin Donuts
Sep 21 • 45 min
Robert Rosenberg served as the CEO of Dunkin Donuts for 35 years. He took a company with 100 shops and $10 million in sales when he first became CEO, to 6500 outlets including Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shops and nearly $2.5 billion in sales the year he…
#387: Tor Bair on Private Smart Contracts
Sep 18 • 50 min
Tor Bair is the founder of Secret Foundation, an organization dedicated to building, researching, and scaling the adoption of decentralized technologies for the public good, with privacy at their core. In this conversation, we discuss privacy as a human…
#386: Richard Byworth on Becoming Public Market Crypto Exchange
Sep 17 • 60 min
Richard Byworth is the CEO at Diginex based in Hong Kong. Previously he was Managing Director at Nomura where he ran Multistrategy Sales for Asia Pacific product globally. In this conversation, we discuss Diginex, their Nasdaq listing, the SPAC structure,…
#385: Michael Saylor On Buying Bitcoin With His Balance Sheet
Sep 16 • 87 min
Michael Saylor is an entrepreneur and business executive, who co-founded and leads MicroStrategy, a company which provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. He has become well known in the Bitcoin community for using the…
#384: Erik Torenberg on Decentralizing Venture Capital
Sep 15 • 77 min
Erik Torenberg is a co-founder and partner of Village Global, an early stage venture capital firm. He is also the host of Venture Stories. Erik was the first employee at Product Hunt and has also co-founded various companies, including Rap.fm, Token…
#383: Jim Cramer Becomes A Bitcoin Bull
Sep 14 • 70 min
Jim Cramer is the host of Mad Money on CNBC. He is a former hedge fund manager as well as an author and a co-founder of TheStreet.com. In this conversation, we discuss Jim’s early days in the business, how he views the current economic environment, and…
#382: Alex Konrad on The Best Stories In Tech
Sep 11 • 76 min
Alex Konrad is a Senior Editor at Forbes covering venture capital, cloud and enterprise software out of New York. He also edits the Midas List, Midas List Europe, Cloud 100 list and 30 Under 30 for VC. In this conversation, we discuss the various stories…
#381: Andy Rachleff on Wealthfront & The Future of Fintech
Sep 10 • 77 min
Andy Rachleff is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Wealthfront. He also co-founded Benchmark Capital in 1995 and was a general partner until 2004. In this conversation, we discuss disruption theory, product-market fit, exponential organic growth,…
#380: AJ Vaynerchuk on Building The Next Great Sports Agency
Sep 9 • 79 min
AJ Vaynerchuk is the co-founder of the athlete representation firm VaynerSports. He is also the former COO of VaynerMedia, a social-media-first digital agency. In this conversation, we discuss the current state of sports, how athletes are becoming…
#379: Keith Grossman on The Future of Media
Sep 8 • 62 min
Keith Grossman is President of TIME, where he leads the business operations of the company, including global advertising, marketing, and their digital and consumer businesses. He previously served as Global Chief Revenue Officer at Bloomberg. In this…
#378: Chris Ashenden on the Importance of Food, Sleep, and Immune System Support
Sep 7 • 70 min
Chris Ashenden is a serial entrepreneur, a health and fitness expert, an investor and world traveler. He is the founder of Athletic Greens, an all-in-one supplement that industry experts swear by as their nutritional insurance policy. In this…
#377: Geoff Lewis on The New World We Live In
Sep 4 • 52 min
Geoff Lewis is a Founder and Managing Partner of Bedrock. In 2019, Geoff was named as one of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists in the world by CB Insights and The New York Times. In this conversation, we discuss narrative violations, inflation, resurgence…
#376: Ryan Begelman on Buying and Building Profitable Companies
Sep 3 • 90 min
Ryan Begelman and his partners bootstrapped Bisnow Media, an email newsletter and conference business, to over 7M in annual profit after only an initial $50,000 investment. They ultimately sold the business for over $50M. Most recently, Ryan is the…
#375: Ben Cohen on The Mystery and Science of Streaks
Sep 2 • 55 min
Ben Cohen is a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York covering the NBA, college basketball and college football. He is also the author of the new book titled: The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks. In this conversation, we…
#374: Morgan Housel on the Psychology of Money
Sep 1 • 89 min
Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He also recently wrote a fantastic book titled, The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. In this…
#373: Matthew Dellavedova on Investing as a Professional Athlete
Aug 31 • 83 min
Matthew Dellavedova is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Dellavedova won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and has become a fairly active investor across various asset classes, including real…
#372: Mark Nadal on Decentralized Network Infrastructures
Aug 29 • 70 min
Mark Nadal is the founder and CEO of ERA, an innovation lab focused on bringing the decentralized web to life across infrastructure, applications and security with an open-source mindset. In this conversation, we discuss the issues with a centralized…
#371: Rapper FiDi Guy on Financial Education
Aug 28 • 39 min
FiDi Guy is a New York City-based rapper who has built a significant following on social media by using hip-hop to share financial education and market insights. In this conversation, we discuss how he learned to rap, why he put out the first song at the…
#370: Jack Mallers on the Future of Strike, Zap, & Lightning Network
Aug 27 • 37 min
Jack Mallers is the founder of Zap, which has created Strike, an application that allows anyone to send money instantly, with no fees, anywhere in the world. In this conversation, we discuss the Lightning Network, Strike’s recent progress, tiered KYC, and…
#369: Alex Masmej on Personalized Tokens
Aug 26 • 59 min
Alex Masmej is the creator of the $ALEX token. He is interested in how decentralized computing and smart contracts can significantly change the world. In this conversation, we discuss crypto’s low barrier to entry, personalized tokens, Decentralized…
#368: Leah McGrath Goodman on Searching for Satoshi Nakamoto
Aug 25 • 89 min
Leah McGrath Goodman is an American best-selling author and award-winning investigative journalist who writes from New York City and London. She will be best known to this audience for her Newsweek cover story on the search for Satoshi Nakamoto. In this…
#367: John St Capital Breaks Down Public and Private Companies
Aug 24 • 86 min
John St Capital is the pseudonym used on Twitter by one of the smartest people I know on Wall Street. He works at a large family office during the day and spends nights and weekends producing content on Medium that showcases a high degree of intellectual…
#366: Avlok Kohli on AngelList Rolling Funds
Aug 21 • 57 min
Avlok Kohli is the CEO at AngelList Venture. This includes the Syndicates, Funds and Capital products. He previously built and sold two companies, including an exit to Square pre-IPO. In this conversation, we discuss the AngelList Ventures platform, how…
#365: Zac Prince on Raising BlockFi’s $50M Series C Financing
Aug 20 • 43 min
Zac Prince is the co-founder & CEO of BlockFi, the industry-leading wealth management platform for crypto asset investors. In this conversation, we discuss BlockFi’s $50M Series C fundraising round, an update on revenue and assets under management, and…
#364: Nelson Chu on Digitizing Private Credit Markets
Aug 19 • 46 min
Nelson Chu is the founder and CEO of Cadence, the leading digital securitization and investment platform for private credit. He is a 3x startup founder with several years of experience at the top investment management firms, including Bank of America and…
#363: Joe Pompliano on the Business and Money Behind Sports
Aug 18 • 71 min
Joseph Pompliano is the Founder of Huddle Up, a new media platform that breaks down the business and money behind sports. He also happens to be one of my younger brothers, so this episode is packed with great stories and plenty of laughs. In this…
362: Pattie Sellers on the World’s Most Powerful & Successful People
Aug 17 • 83 min
Pattie Sellers is an an award-winning writer, producer, and multimedia journalist. She currently serves as the Co-CEO of SellersEaston Media and the Chair of the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, where she previously worked for 32 years. In this…
361: Chris Fenton on Chinese Propoganda & Censorship in Hollywood
Aug 14 • 90 min
Chris Fenton served as president of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group and GM of DMG North America for 17 years, internationally orchestrating the creative and business activities of DMG—a multi-billion dollar global media company headquartered in…
360: Bill Barhydt on Building A Crypto Bank
Aug 13 • 58 min
Bill Barhydt is the founder of Abra, a simple to use cryptocurrency investment platform. After working for the CIA, NASA and Goldman Sachs, Bill decided to join Netscape working on telecom and Internet banking deals, mostly in Europe. After the AOL…
359: Pierre Rochard on the Ethereum Supply Issue
Aug 12 • 36 min
Pierre Rochard is the Founder of Bitcoin Advisory and one of the strongest public proponents of Bitcoin. He has the unique combination of skills and experiences that can only be captured with a background in accounting and software development. In this…
LIVE Q&A: Pomp and Jason Williams talk Bitcoin, Crypto, and the Decentralized World
Aug 11 • 76 min
Jason Williams is a co-founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital. He previously built and sold FastMed, an approximately $500 million healthcare business. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, the Federal Reserve, maximalism, and the…
358: Shaan Puri on Building Companies & Riding Trends
Aug 10 • 78 min
Shaan Puri is the Senior Director of Product for Mobile Gaming at Twitch. He previously built Bebo, before ultimately selling the business to Twitch. In this conversation, we discuss startup studios, getting startup reps, how to sell a company, project…
BREAKING NEWS: Coinbase Is Now Supporting Human-Readable Domains!
Aug 9 • 38 min
Bradley Kam is the co-founder of Unstoppable Domains, a company focused on popularizing blockchain-based domain names. This is a special “breaking news” episode of the podcast where we discuss the recent announcement by Coinbase Wallet to support…
357: Yan Liberman on Liquidity and DeFi
Aug 8 • 60 min
Yan Liberman is Managing Partner at Delphi Digital. He focuses on the quantitative side of the business, including predictive on-chain metrics and automated market makers. Yan previously served as a Dividend Forecasting Analyst at Bloomberg, LP. In this…
356: LIVE Camila Russo and Catherine Coley on Defi and Ethereum
Aug 7 • 60 min
Camila Russo is a financial journalist with experience across continents and asset classes. She is the author of a new book, The Infinite Machine, and the founder of The Defiant. Catherine Coley is the CEO of Binance US and previously the Head of…
355: Jarrod Dicker on The Rise of Individual Creators
Aug 6 • 80 min
Jarrod Dicker is the Vice President of Commercial at The Washington Post, where he oversees strategy, engineering, product operations, technology and R&D. In this conversation, we discuss newsletters, streaming music, individual creators growing bigger…
354: Caleb Pressley on Creating Viral Internet Content
Aug 5 • 86 min
Caleb Pressley is one of the most electric people on the internet. He currently works at Barstool Sports, run the @thinker account on Instagram, and previously played football at the University of North Carolina. In this conversation, we discuss college…
353: Peter McCormack on Bitcoin, Podcasting, and The World
Aug 4 • 87 min
Peter McCormack is a journalist who hosts two popular podcasts, What Bitcoin Did and Defiance. He previously ran an advertising agency and has grown to be one of the most recognizable people in the Bitcoin industry. In this conversation, we discuss…
352: Congressman Tom Emmer on Bitcoin and Decentralization
Aug 3 • 54 min
Congressman Tom Emmer has served the people of Minnesota as their elected official in the US House of Representatives since 2015. He also currently sits on the House Financial Services Committee and is one of the leading voices for blockchain technology…
351: Roger Ver on Personal Freedom and Bitcoin
Aug 1 • 148 min
Roger Ver is an early investor in Bitcoin and Bitcoin-related startups. He has been known as “Bitcoin Jesus” for his promotion of Bitcoin. In this conversation, we talked about Roger’s background, the early days of Bitcoin, why the world needs a…
350: Ross Gerber on Tesla and Bitcoin
Jul 31 • 98 min
Ross is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. Ross has become one of the most influential investors on social and in traditional media. In this conversation, we discuss the 2008 financial crisis, how he…
349: Tom Wright on the Billion Dollar Whale
Jul 30 • 65 min
Tom Wright is a co-author of the best selling book Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World. He is a Hong Kong-based journalist who previously spent years with The Wall Street Journal. In 2011, he was also one of the…
348: Zuby on Building a Business as an Individual Creator
Jul 29 • 61 min
Zuby is a rapper, author, speaker, and coach. He graduated from Oxford and has quickly become an international sensation. In this conversation, we talk about Zuby’s decade as an individual creator, how he sees technology empowering creators, what it takes…
347: Steven Galanis on Creating The New Autograph With Cameo
Jul 28 • 79 min
Steven Galanis is the CEO of Cameo, the world’s leading marketplace for personalized video shoutouts. He previously helped finance films in Hollywood and spent 5 years as a professional options trader in Chicago after graduating from Duke University. In…
346: Caitlin Long On Federal Banks and Bitcoin
Jul 27 • 62 min
Caitlin Long is the Founder and CEO of Avanti Financial Group. She spent 22 years on Wall Street, including Morgan Stanley, where she was Head of Corporate Strategies and Pension Solutions. In this conversation, we discuss the macro economy, bank balance…
345: Ian Cassel on Micro Cap Investing
Jul 25 • 70 min
Ian Cassel is the founder of Micro Cap Club and CIO of Intelligent Fanatics Capital Management. He has spent the last 20 years learning about and investing in micro cap public equities. In this conversation, we discuss the micro cap sector of public…
344: Sahil Lavingia On Building Technology Companies
Jul 24 • 112 min
Sahil Lavingia is the co-founder and CEO of Gumroad, a technology platform that helps creatives earn a living selling the stuff they make directly to their audience. He was previously the number two employee at Pinterest. In this conversation, we discuss…
343: Joe Lallouz On Building Blockchain Infrastructure
Jul 23 • 59 min
Joe Lallouz is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in New York City. He is the CEO of Bison Trails, a leading blockchain infrastructure company helping democratize access to blockchain networks. Joe previously co-founded a business that was acquired…
342: Kendrick Nguyen on The Future of Digital Securities
Jul 22 • 47 min
Kendrick Nguyen is Co-Founder and CEO of Republic, a crowdfunding platform with a mission to democratize fundraising and a vision to become a true marketplace for private investing. In this conversation, we discuss the state of digital securities,…
341: Chris Slaughter On A Better Crypto Exchange Business Model
Jul 21 • 68 min
Chris Slaughter is co-founder and CEO of LVL, a new full-fledged banking account that I invested in that is focused on providing all of the fiat and Bitcoin financial services you would expect for only $9/month. This disruptive business model is already…
340: Greg Isenberg On Building Consumer Internet Products
Jul 20 • 65 min
Greg Isenberg is the Founder of Late Checkout and a Growth Advisor to TikTok. He previously built and sold a number of technology companies, including acquisitions by Stumbleupon and WeWork. In this conversation, we discuss businesses as vending machines,…
339: Brooke Pollack On The Blockchain VC Landscape
Jul 18 • 50 min
Brooke Pollack is the Founder and Managing Partner at Hutt Capital, a blockchain venture capital fund of funds and direct investment firm. In this conversation, we discuss the institutional LP world, how a traditional due diligence process works, common…
338: ByBit CEO Ben Zhou On Building A Leading Derivatives Exchange
Jul 17 • 48 min
Ben Zhou is the co-founder and CEO of Bybit, a global crypto derivatives exchange. He previously ran a retail forex brokerage for almost a decade. In this conversation, we discuss Bybit’s founding story, how they used affiliate marketing to grow so fast,…
337: Kingdom Trust CEO Ryan Radloff On Advancing Bitcoin Adoption
Jul 16 • 62 min
Ryan Radloff is the CEO of Kingdom Trust, an independent qualified custodian focused on leveraging technology to provide customized and innovative custody solutions for clients including alternative asset investments. He previously was the co-founder and…
336: Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein On Investing In Crypto
Jul 15 • 45 min
Michael Sonnenshein is the Managing Director at Grayscale Investments, the largest digital currency asset manager. In this role, Michael oversees the daily operations and growth of the business and its more than $4 billion in assets under management. In…
335: Former Professional Skateboarder Mikey Taylor On Winning In Business
Jul 14 • 76 min
Mikey Taylor is a former professional skateboarder who now spends his time investing in real estate across the United States at Commune Capital. He previously was also the co-founder of Saint Archer Brewery before they were acquired by MillerCoors. In…
334: Ana Lorena Fabrega On How To Learn
Jul 13 • 69 min
Ana Lorena Fabrega is a former teacher who now spends her time focused on building products to reimagine education. In this conversation, we discuss what traditional education gets wrong, how to unlearn what you learned, the toxic school culture of…
333: Jesse Proudman On Quantitative Investing In Crypto
Jul 11 • 55 min
Jesse Proudman is the co-founder and CEO of Strix Leviathan, a quantitative crypto hedge fund algorithmically trading digital assets. In this conversation, we discuss quantitative trading in crypto, the lack of institutional infrastructure, why prime…
332: Julie VerHage On The State Of FinTech
Jul 10 • 63 min
Julie VerHage is the Senior Correspondent at FinTech Today. She also serves as a fintech analyst for a number of well known Silicon Valley venture capital funds after having spent a number of years as a journalist at Bloomberg. In this conversation, we…
331: Hiten Shah On Building Successful Startups & Products
Jul 9 • 57 min
Hiten Shah is the co-founder of FYI, a company that helps you find your documents in 3 clicks or less. He previously co-founded CrazyEgg and KISSmetrics as well. In this conversation, we discuss lessons learned over the last 20 years in the tech industry,…
330: Kat Cole - The Best Business Leader In America?
Jul 8 • 104 min
Kat Cole is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Focus Brands, a company doing nearly $5 billion in annual revenue. She is the former president of Focus Brands’ subsidiary Cinnabon. Prior to that, she was an Executive Vice President of Hooters. In…
329: Jon Najarian On Wall Street and Bitcoin
Jul 7 • 79 min
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. He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years.…
328: Pomp Answers Listeners’ Questions
Jul 3 • 75 min
This is an episode of The Pomp Podcast with host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano. He answers a bunch of questions from listeners about everything from finance to business to his personal story. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your…
327: Cameron Porter On Apple Becoming A Healthcare Company
Jul 2 • 56 min
Cameron Porter is a Venture Architect at Alley Corp, an organization in New York that originates a startup idea, hires the team, funds the initial 6-12 months and launches the company. Occasionally, they invest in very early stage companies as the first…
326: John Shahidi is the Architect Behind Your Favorite Digital Content
Jul 1 • 81 min
John Shahidi is a businessman, software developer, manager and producer. He and his brother started Shots Studios, a management company that produces content and serves as the creative studio for top internet talent. In this conversation, we discuss…
325: Michael Arrington On The Future Of Crypto
Jun 30 • 74 min
Michael Arrington is the founder of Arrington XRP Capital. He is also the founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities. In this conversation, we discuss the modern media landscape, what he…
324: Former Public Pension Chairman Marc Levine On Investing During The Pension Crisis
Jun 29 • 94 min
Marc Levine is the Former Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Investment. He also started Chicago Asset Funding, which navigated the 2008 financial crisis very profitably. In this conversation, we discuss runaway pension liabilities, the disciplined…
323: Douglas Boneparth on Financial Education And Risk
Jun 26 • 54 min
Douglas Boneparth is the president and founder of Bone Fide Wealth. He is also the co-author of The Millennial Money Fix, which helps millennials learn the reasons for their financial challenges and provides the mechanics for their solutions. In this…
322: Amir Haleem on Building the World’s First Peer-to-Peer Wireless Network
Jun 25 • 66 min
Amir Haleem is the co-founder and CEO of Helium, a technology company that built the Helium Hotspot. The Helium Hotspot has created an innovative way to decentralize and democratize ownership of wireless networks. In this conversation, we talked about…
321: Parker Lewis Gives An Overview Of The Federal Reserve
Jun 24 • 70 min
Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital. In this conversation, we discuss the Federal Reserve, their mandate, what actions they have recently taken, how the economy has been impacted, and why Bitcoin continues to be an…
320: Jason Calacanis - The World’s Most Successful Angel Investor?
Jun 23 • 133 min
Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular podcast, This Week in Startups, and Angel. He boasts one of the top angel investor track records in recent history in Silicon Valley and has written a book to teach…
319: Bradley Miles Explains Social Money
Jun 22 • 54 min
Bradley Miles is the Co-founder and CEO of Roll, a platform that helps individuals create unique and branded fan-based digital currency or what they call social money. In this conversation, we discuss social money, how content is currency, what the bull…
318: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins On Criminal Justice Reform
Jun 19 • 43 min
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is an American social justice advocate and the co-founder and CEO of Promise, a California-based company reworking the bail system. In this conversation, we discuss the devaluing of content, radical honesty, criminal justice reform,…
317: Soona Amhaz On The Future of Crypto Outside The US
Jun 18 • 61 min
Soona Amhaz is a Co-Founder of Token Daily and General Partner at Volt Capital. In this conversation, we discuss open finance applications, the failure of the Lebanese Lira, end user infrastructure, crypto’s opportunity in African countries, and…
316: Tyrone Ross On The Need For Financial Education In America
Jun 17 • 64 min
Tyrone Ross is a financial consultant, early-stage start-up advisor, entrepreneur, and athlete. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of financial education, how Bitcoin was built for the inner city communities, what financial advisors are…
315: Scientist P.D. Mangan On Using Diet & Exercise To Fight Aging
Jun 16 • 73 min
PD Mangan is a 65 year-old author and scientist focused on using pharmacology, biochemistry, and microbiology to better understand how diet and exercise can be used for anti-aging and longevity. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of lean…
314: Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson Shares The Secrets Of The Wine Industry
Jun 15 • 92 min
Dustin Wilson is a Master Sommelier and a co-founder of Verve Wine. He was previously the Wine Director at Eleven Madison Park, a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. Dustin was also featured in Somm, a popular documentary about the challenging…
313: Adam Townsend on Rich People Money vs Poor People Money
Jun 12 • 119 min
Adam Townsend is a private investor who now manages his own capital through his family office. He previously was one of the largest producers on Wall Street and has spent the last two decades investing in some of the world’s most valuable companies. In…
312: Mark Jeffrey On The Importance Of Timing
Jun 11 • 49 min
Mark Jeffrey is the co-founder and CEO of Guardian Circle, a service tackling emergency response through a unique community approach. He’s also a serial entrepreneur with five exits, a published author, and worked closely with some of the biggest names in…
311: Jack Murphy On The Use Of The Military During Social Unrest
Jun 10 • 69 min
Jack Murphy is an eight-year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Freefall team in 5th Special Forces Group. In this conversation, we discuss the use…
310: Peter Pham On The Secret Art Of Fundraising
Jun 9 • 67 min
Peter Pham is the co-founder of startup studio Science, which is behind many of the world’s best consumer internet companies, where they co-build these companies with founders in Santa Monica, CA. In this conversation, we discuss the secret art of…
309: Daryl Morey On Using Data To Make Decisions
Jun 5 • 70 min
Daryl Morey is the general manager of the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He is a strong proponent of analytical methods, having created the true shooting percentage statistic, and co-founded the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. In this…
308: Matt Ridley On Rationalism & Innovation In The Current Environment
Jun 4 • 64 min
Matt Ridley is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics, including The Rational Optimist and his new book, How Innovation Works And Why It Flourishes In Freedom. In this…
307: Alex Kantrowitz On Big Tech’s Role In Society
Jun 3 • 68 min
Alex Kantrowitz, the author of a new book on big technology called Always Day One: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever. He was previously the lead technology reporter at BuzzFeed, but recently left to start his own media company called Big…
306: Andrew Wilkinson On Building Profitable Businesses With No Funding
Jun 2 • 81 min
Andrew Wilkinson is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Tiny. He previously founded MetaLab, one of the world’s top design agencies. He has gone from working out of his apartment a little over a decade ago, to today overseeing a group of companies with…
305: Shervin Pishevar On Identifying Industry-Defining Entrepreneurs
Jun 1 • 76 min
Shervin Pishevar is one of the most successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. He has previously invested heavily into companies like Uber, Airbnb, and many others. Shervin was also the former founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop One, an…
304: Jo Bhakdi On The Future Of Genomic Sequencing
May 28 • 64 min
Jo Bhakdi is the founder and CEO of Quantgene, a company deploying the world’s leading Deep Genomics solution. Their mission is to save lives through early detection, better prevention and more effective cures for all disease, starting with cancer. In…
303: Jeff John Roberts Tells The Coinbase Origination Story
May 27 • 53 min
Jeff John Roberts writes about intellectual property, blockchain and cyber security for Fortune. He has a new book about Coinbase titled Kings of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and onto Wall Street. In this…
302: Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets
May 26 • 40 min
Spencer Dinwiddie is a professional basketball player on the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. He is also one of the most forward thinking business minds in the league, which led him to create the first tokenization of a professional athlete’s revenue in the United…
301: Travis Kling On The Future Of Bitcoin
May 22 • 109 min
Travis Kling is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Ikigai Asset Management. In this conversation, we discuss the great accelerator, quantitative easing, modern monetary theory, inflation, strong dollar, politics, China, the generational divide,…
300: Denise Shull On Using Modern Psychoanalysis To Be A Better Investor
May 21 • 59 min
Denise Shull is a performance coach who uses neuroeconomics and modern psychoanalysis in her work with hedge funds and professional athletes. She is also the founder of The ReThink Group. In this conversation, we discuss the market as emotions, the…
299: Dave Collum Explores Big, Dangerous Ideas
May 20 • 168 min
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 the COVID-19 crisis, the economic crisis, the role of…
298: Julia Cheek On Being The CEO Behind The First At-Home COVID-19 Test
May 19 • 78 min
Julia Cheek is the Founder and CEO of Everlywell, which makes at home health testing easier than ever. They recently became the first company to receive FDA approval to offer an at-home COVID-19 test. In this conversation, we discuss their COVID-19…
297: Scott Lynn On The Argument For Investing In Fine Art
May 18 • 42 min
Scott Lynn is the Founder of Masterworks, which allows anyone to purchase and trade shares in iconic artworks. In this conversation, Scott and Anthony discuss what the private art market is, how big of a business it is, why art has outperformed the S&P…
296: Robin Hanson On The Argument For Variolation
May 17 • 68 min
Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. In this conversation, we discuss the current COVID-19 response, why variolation is a viable…
295: Balaji Srinivasan On The Argument For Decentralization - Part 1
May 15 • 86 min
Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor and entrepreneur. He is formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He was also the cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by…
294: Cullen Roche Explains The Ultimate Breakdown Of The Federal Reserve
May 14 • 95 min
Cullen Roche is the Founder at Orcam Financial Group, a financial services firm offering research, personal advisory, institutional consulting and educational services. In this conversation, we discuss how the Fed works, what is the most common…
293: Josh Wolfe On Investing In Frontier Technology
May 13 • 86 min
Josh Wolfe is a cofounder of Lux Capital. His goal is to support scientists and entrepreneurs who pursue counter-conventional solutions to the most vexing puzzles of our time in order to lead us into a brighter future. In this conversation, we discuss…
292: Jameson Lopp on Bitcoin Privacy & Sovereignty
May 12 • 69 min
Jameson Lopp, a co-founder at Casa. He is one of the most well known technical minds in Bitcoin and has quickly become an expert on personal privacy. In this conversation, Jameson and Anthony discuss the Bitcoin halving, personal privacy, individual…
291: Phil Demers Is The Walrus Whisperer
May 9 • 50 min
Philip Demers is a former professional marine mammal trainer at Marineland of Canada in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He is best known for his relationship with a captive walrus named Smooshi. In this conversation, Phil tells Smooshi’s story, explains the…
290: Aleks Svetski On Why Bitcoin Is A No Brainer
May 8 • 61 min
Aleks Svetski is the cofounder and CEO of Amber, a mobile company focused on making exposure to Bitcoin and the new wave of digital assets as simple, low risk, and automated as possible. In this conversation, we discuss the Bitcoin halving, how natural…
289: Mike Maples on Finding World-Class Founders
May 7 • 94 min
Mike Maples, Jr is a Partner at Floodgate. He has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010. He is one of the most successful early stage technology investors in the world with previous investments in Twitter, Twitch.tv, and Lyft. In this conversation, we…
288: Keith Rabois on the State of the World
May 6 • 110 min
Keith Rabois is a General Partner at Founders Fund and is one of the most respected minds in Silicon Valley. He previously was part of the PayPal mafia, served as the COO of Square, and co-founded real estate company OpenDoor. Keith also has invested in…
287: Nathan Latka On Growth Hacking Everything
May 5 • 81 min
Nathan Latka is a serial entrepreneur with a top business podcast, an investor in B2B SaaS companies, and a bestselling author. In this conversation, we discuss the future of media, how he tactically grew his podcast to 10 million downloads, why he…
286: Bill Perkins on Investing in Natural Gas
May 4 • 69 min
Bill Perkins is an American hedge fund manager, film producer, and high stakes poker player from Houston, Texas. He specifically focuses on venture capital and energy markets. In this conversation, we discuss the energy markets, universal basic income,…
285: Dan Held on Bitcoin and The Halving
May 2 • 71 min
Dan Held is currently the Director of Business Development for Kraken, one of the OG Bitcoin spot exchanges. Dan has been in the Bitcoin community for about 8 years and continues to be one of the brightest minds in the space. In this conversation, we…
284: Peter Zeihan Explains The Geopolitical Landscape
May 1 • 82 min
Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, author, and speaker who specializes in global energy, demographics and security. He analyzes the realities of geography and populations to deepen the understanding of how global politics impact markets and…
283: Adam Traidman on the Future of Crypto in Asia
Apr 30 • 57 min
Adam Traidman is currently CEO and co-founder of BRD, one of the first Bitcoin wallets in the app store. He is also currently the CEO of Ripple Asia and the CEO of SBI Mining Chip Company. In this conversation, we discussed the founding story of BRD, how…
282: Taylor Lorenz on Internet Culture
Apr 29 • 64 min
Taylor Lorenz is a technology reporter at The New York Times covering internet culture. Before joining The Times, she was a technology and culture writer at The Atlantic and The Daily Beast. In this conversation, we discussed what internet culture is, how…
281: Ben Baller On Being An Innovator Of Culture
Apr 28 • 104 min
Ben Baller is a musician, actor, and jeweler. He founded IF and Co, which creates extravagant diamond-encrusted jewelry. Baller has attracted many client celebrities, such as Kayne West, Drake, Nas, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas, and Mariah…
280: Cindy Eckert on Making Women Really Rich
Apr 27 • 64 min
Cindy Eckert is an entrepreneur who built and sold two pharmaceutical companies, including Sprout Pharmaceuticals which created the “female Viagra.” In this conversation, Cindy and Anthony discuss selling the female viagra for $1 billion in cash, why it…
279: Chandan Lodha on Building Products in Crypto
Apr 25 • 56 min
Chandan Lodha is the Co-founder of Cointracker, a digital product that provides cryptocurrency tax and portfolio assistance across thousands of cryptocurrencies and hundreds of exchanges & wallets. In this conversation, we discussed working on Project…
278: Alex Gladstein on Fighting the Normalization of Surveillance
Apr 24 • 75 min
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 culture war over privacy, digital contact tracking,…
#277: Arjun Sethi on Data-Informed Investing
Apr 23 • 89 min
Arjun Sethi is a Co-founder and Partner at Tribe Capital. He previously built multiple successful companies with 9 figure exits. In this conversation, we discuss market timing for product-market fit, the cyclical nature of growth tactics, slow vs fast…
#276: Jihan Bowes-Little on Identifying Private Market Opportunities
Apr 22 • 73 min
Jihan Bowes-Little is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Bracket Capital. ‍ Jihan began his investing career in London on Goldman Sachs’ esteemed Global Macro Proprietary Trading Desk, the first analyst in the firm’s history to be asked to join. In 2006,…
#275: Yassine Elmandjra of ARK Invest on Bitcoin
Apr 21 • 79 min
Yassine Elmandjra is a Thematic Analyst at ARK Invest focused on Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. In this conversation, Anthony and Yassine discuss ARK Invest’s philosophy on crypto, why they are so bullish on Square, what people should…
#274: Alexis Ohanian on Building and Investing in the Modern Digital World
Apr 20 • 84 min
Alexis Ohanian is the Co-founder of Initialized Capital, a half-billion dollar early stage venture capital firm. He is also the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the world. In this conversation, Anthony and…
#273: Igor Jablokov on Building an AI Ready Workforce to Improve Operational Resilience
Apr 18 • 70 min
Igor Jablokov is the CEO of Pryon, an AI company focused on augmented intelligence for the enterprise. He previously founded industry pioneer Yap, the world’s first high-accuracy, fully-automated cloud platform for voice recognition. In this conversation,…
#272: Jim Bianco on The Potential Separation of State and Money
Apr 17 • 80 min
Jim Bianco is President and Macro Strategist at Bianco Research, L.L.C. Since 1990 Jim’s commentaries have offered a unique perspective on the global economy and financial markets. In this conversation, Anthony and Jim discuss the current state of the…
#271: Cathie Wood Explains Why Innovation Thrives During A Financial Crisis
Apr 16 • 83 min
Cathie Wood is the Founder, CEO and CIO at ARK Invest. Prior to this, she spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed over $5 billion. In this conversation, Anthony and Cathie discuss…
#270: Mark Cuban on What He Would Do As President
Apr 15 • 49 min
Mark Cuban is a billionaire entrepreneur and investor. He is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main “shark” investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. In this conversation, Anthony and…
#269: Dan Fleyshman Reveals the Secrets of Influencer Marketing
Apr 14 • 58 min
Dan Fleyshman is the Founder of Elevator Studio, a social media agency that’s handled celebrity & influencers campaigns for products ranging from top tier fitness & apparel brands to mobile apps like Postmates & Lyft. In this conversation, Anthony and Dan…
#268: Jeff Booth on Why We Need to Embrace Deflation
Apr 13 • 58 min
Jeff Booth is the author of the new book titled The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation Is the Key to an Abundant Future. In this conversation, Anthony and Jeff discuss the difference between inflation and deflation, why technology is inherently…
#267: Preston Byrne on Constitutional Rights During the Quarantine
Apr 12 • 53 min
Preston Byrne is a partner at Anderson Kill, where his practice focuses on early-stage technology companies with complex cross-border legal issues, including industrial cryptography, cryptocurrency and interactive computer services businesses. In this…
#266: Ruben Harris on The Future of Education and Training
Apr 10 • 54 min
Ruben Harris is the Co-host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, he is also the CEO of Career Karma, an organization that matches people who want to learn to code with the right support circle and coding boot camp for their needs. In this conversation,…
#265: Ali Hamed on Seeking Value in Today’s Private Credit Market
Apr 9 • 63 min
Ali Hamed is the co-founder of Coventure, an asset management firm focused on deploying capital across venture capital and unique credit strategies. In this conversation, Anthony and Ali discuss the private credit market, how borrowers and lenders are…
#264: Dan Primack on How Covid-19 will Impact the Early-Stage Investment Climate
Apr 8 • 45 min
Dan Primack is the business editor at Axios and author of the daily Axios Pro Rata newsletter and podcast, where he covers the world of dealmakers across VC, PE and M&A. In this conversation, Anthony and Dan discuss the current economic crisis, the…
#263: Robert Kiyosaki on How The World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Money
Apr 7 • 72 min
Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos. His…
#262: Tim Kennedy on Individual Freedom and Responsibility During The Crisis
Apr 6 • 73 min
Tim Kennedy is the Founder of Sheepdog Response, a company focused on training in self-defense, martial arts, and weaponry. Kennedy is also a Ranger qualified Special Forces Sniper with almost 20 deployments under his belt. Prior to his retirement from…
#261: CZ explains Why Binance is Paying A Rumored $400 Million for CoinMarketCap
Apr 5 • 61 min
CZ is the founder of Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by volume. In this conversation, Anthony and CZ discuss how COVID-19 is impacting Binance, why CZ is paying a rumored $400 million for CoinMarketCap, what trends Binance is…
#260: Andy Bromberg on How the Crypto Economy is Withstanding the Coronavirus Crisis
Apr 4 • 45 min
Andy Bromberg is the CEO of CoinList, a trusted platform for running compliant token sales. In this conversation, Andy and Anthony discuss crypto companies being pandemic proof, how investor communication has to change, what the difference in city-by-city…
#259: Josh Constine on the Future of Video Sharing - TikTok vs. YouTube
Apr 3 • 81 min
Josh Constine is the Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch, where he analyzes social and consumer products. In this conversation, Josh and Anthony discuss the falcon at his wedding, what his main critiques of Twitter are, whether YouTube will be able to compete…
#258: Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya on How To Invest Through This Crisis
Apr 2 • 84 min
Chamath Palihapitiya is the CEO of Social Capital, the Chairman of Virgin Galactic, and the owner of the Golden State Warriors. In this conversation, Chamath and Anthony discuss how billionaires quarantine, where Chamath currently has capital invested,…
#257: Polina Marinova on Building Resilience in Times of Uncertainty
Apr 1 • 75 min
Polina Marinova is the Founder of ‘The Profile’, a weekly newsletter featuring the best long-form profiles of the world’s most successful people and companies. She previously worked at Fortune, where she wrote the popular ‘Term Sheet’ on a daily basis. In…
#256: Matt D’Souza on the Upcoming Bitcoin Halving, Miner Sell Pressure, and Why it’s Important
Mar 31 • 46 min
Matt D’Souza is the CEO of Blockware Solutions, a blockchain infrastructure company specializing in Bitcoin mining hardware procurement, mining rig colocation, as well as professional Mining & Staking Pool operations. In this conversation, Anthony and…
#255: Matt Luongo on Bridging the Gap between Bitcoin and the Real-World
Mar 30 • 37 min
Matt Luongo is the CEO of Thesis, a cryptocurrency venture production studio that includes Fold App, Keep, and tBTC. In this conversation, Anthony and Matt discuss bringing the worlds of Bitcoin and Ethereum together, how Matt is a monetary maximalist,…
#254: Ben Askren on the Evolution of MMA and Wrestling
Mar 27 • 51 min
Ben Askren is a retired professional mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. In this conversation, Ben and Anthony discuss his views on Bitcoin, involvement in the NCAA and Olympic wrestling communities, challenges facing small businesses due to…
#253: Julie Maupin & David Sønstebø on Enabling the true Internet-of-Things through the Machine Economy
Mar 27 • 50 min
This is episode #7 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. David Sønstebø and Julie Maupin of the IOTA Foundation join Anthony Pompliano for this special episode of the…
#252: Mark Yusko on How we got to QE Infinity from the Fed
Mar 26 • 69 min
Mark Yusko is the Founder and CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management. In this conversation, Mark and Anthony discuss what is driving the current market chaos, how we got to QE infinity from the Fed, where we are in the economic cycle, who the winners and…
#251: Brent Johnson, The Originator of the Dollar Milkshake Theory
Mar 25 • 52 min
Brent Johnson is the CEO of Santiago Capital and the originator of the Dollar Milkshake Theory. In this conversation, Brent explains the dollar milkshake theory, what impact the strong dollar will have on other assets, why comparison’s of currency…
#250: Peter Schiff on Why The US Dollar Is Unsustainable and The Fed Has to Print Infinite Dollars
Mar 25 • 43 min
Peter Schiff, the CEO and Chief Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital Inc. He previously made a number of great calls during the Global Financial Crisis and it looks like he is turning out to be right again this time. In this conversation, Anthony and…
#249: Preston Pysh Explains Why Bitcoin’s Volatility is a Feature, Not a Bug
Mar 24 • 88 min
Preston Pysh is a financial investor the host of the podcast, We Study Billionaires. In this conversation, Anthony and Preston discuss his past as a former Apache helicopter pilot, the current liquidity crisis, stock-to-flow model, the Fed’s monetary…
#248: Jason Williams, Operational Challenges in Healthcare Around COVID-19
Mar 23 • 53 min
Jason Williams is the Co-Founder of Morgan Creek Digital. Previously, Jason was the Founder and CEO of FastMed, the second largest ambulatory care system in the United States. In this conversation, Anthony and Jason discuss all things healthcare and…
#247: James Todaro, MD on Coronavirus, What Makes it Unique, and Potential Vaccines
Mar 20 • 42 min
James Todaro is the Managing Partner at Blocktown Capital and a Physician with a Medical Degree from Columbia University. In this conversation James and Anthony discuss the Coronavirus, applying existing medication to treat it, timelines for potential…
#246 David Sonstebo - The Power of Technology to Transform Human Progress
Mar 19 • 45 min
This is episode #6 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. David Sonstebo is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for any kind of technology that can push human…
#245 Meb Faber - Understanding the Current Market Mayhem
Mar 19 • 96 min
Meb Faber is co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. In this conversation, Meb and Anthony discuss if these crazy markets are outside the norm historically, why global asset allocation is important, how passive and…
#244 Michael Novogratz on Consumer Confidence in Markets
Mar 18 • 39 min
Mike Novogratz is the founder of Galaxy Digital, a merchant bank focused on the digital asset and blockchain industry. He is an ex-hedge fund manager, formerly of the investment firm Fortress Investment Group. In this conversation, Anthony and Michael…
#243 Scott Adams on the Coronavirus and the Upcoming Presidential Election
Mar 17 • 84 min
Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, and business. His recent books include Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America (2019) and Win Bigly (2017). In this…
#242 Cock Foster Twins - Nifty Gateway: the Future of Digital Collectibles
Mar 17 • 78 min
Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster are the founders of Nifty Gateway which was recently acquired by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ Gemini crypto exchange. In this conversation, Anthony and the Cock Foster twins discuss what it was like growing up together, why…
#241 Caitlin Long - Coronavirus: The Pin that Popped the Credit Bubble
Mar 16 • 83 min
Caitlin Long is the Founder of Avanti Bank, a new US bank based in Wyoming that intends to serve the digital asset industry with new products and services that are not currently available in US dollar markets. In this conversation, Anthony and Caitlin…
#240 Christoph Strnadl - The Intersection of Distributed Ledger Technology and IoT
Mar 13 • 54 min
This is episode #5 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Christoph F. Strnadl is the VP of Innovation & Architecture at Software AG. In this conversation, Anthony and…
#239 Chris Sparks - How to Manage Risk with One of the Top Poker Players in the World
Mar 12 • 87 min
Chris Sparks is one of the top online poker players in the world and the Founder of The Forcing Function, a company which is empowering the next generation of entrepreneurship by transforming the way we think about work. In this conversation, Anthony and…
#238 PlanB - Why Bitcoin’s Stock-To-Flow Model Is Becoming More Accurate Over Time
Mar 10 • 70 min
PlanB is one of the most notorious Bitcoin investors in the world. He has amassed a loyal and engaged following on Twitter and has popularized the stock-to-flow model that is widely cited throughout the Bitcoin community. In this conversation, Anthony and…
#237 Alex Pack - Partner at Dragonfly Capital on Why ETH is Money
Mar 9 • 89 min
Alex Pack is a Managing Partner at Dragonfly Capital Partners, an asset management firm focused on investing in and supporting the most promising opportunities in the cryptoasset class. In this conversation, Alex and Anthony discuss his views of the Asian…
#236 Raoul Pal - CEO of Real Vision Group Calls for a Potential Depression in the Next Few Years
Mar 5 • 113 min
Raoul Pal is the CEO of Real Vision Group, the world’s premier finance and business video channel featuring exclusive in-depth interviews, research, documentaries, analysis and investment ideas from impossible to access guests and the sharpest minds in…
#235 David Enrich - Business Investigations Editor, NYT on Deutsche Bank and their Trail of Destruction
Mar 4 • 90 min
David Enrich is the Business Investigations Editor at the New York Times and Author of Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and an Epic Trail of Destruction. In this conversation, David and Anthony discuss the time he was threatened with jail, asked…
Robert Breedlove, Founder of Parallax Digital: An Open Letter to Ray Dalio re: Bitcoin
Mar 3 • 112 min
Robert Breedlove is the Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a professional services firm specializing in Digital Asset Investments and Digital Securities Consulting. In this conversation, Robert and Anthony breakdown the historical perspective of…
Marty Bent, Host of Tales from the Crypt: The Mirage of Central Banking
Mar 2 • 120 min
Marty Bent is the man and legend behind Marty’s Bent, a daily newsletter about Bitcoin, along with the host of Tales from the Crypt, one of the most popular Bitcoin podcasts. In this conversation, Marty and Anthony discuss the importance of freedom of…
Austin Rief, Co-Founder of Morning Brew: How The Morning Brew Increased Revenue 5X In One Year
Feb 26 • 86 min
Austin Rief is the Co-Founder of Morning Brew, a new media company bringing you informative and digestible business news. In this conversation, Austin and Anthony discuss the founding story of Morning Brew, what media companies he is obsessed with, how…
Sam Parr, Founder of The Hustle: How He Built The Hustle to $10s of Millions in Revenue
Feb 25 • 102 min
Sam Parr is the Founder and CEO of The Hustle, a new age media company that uses email to deliver information to young people. In this conversation, Sam and and Anthony discuss launching The Hustle, gaining over 1 million subscribers so quickly, what…
Tieshun Roquerre, CEO of Namebase: The Decentralized Web Explained
Feb 21 • 66 min
Tieshun Roquerre is the CEO of Namebase, a secure and easy platform to interact with Handshake. In this conversation, Tieshun and Anthony discuss what Handshake is and why it’s important, how the decentralized web is coming fast, and how Namebase empowers…
Brian Norgard, Ex-CPO of Tinder: The Architect Behind the Highest-Grossing Mobile App in the World
Feb 19 • 93 min
Brian Norgard is the former Chief Product Officer at Tinder and a current board member at AngelList. In this conversation, Brian and Anthony discuss Tinder, how he helped build the highest grossing app in the app store, what his views and ethos on product…
Geoff Lewis, Co-Founder of Bedrock Capital: In Search of Narrative Violations
Feb 17 • 93 min
Geoff Lewis is a Founder and Managing Partner of Bedrock Capital. Previously, he was a Partner at Founders Fund and was named one of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists in the world by CB Insights and The New York Times in 2019. In this conversation, Geoff…
Michael Venuto, Co-Founder of Toroso Investments: Inside the World of ETFs
Feb 14 • 73 min
Michael Venuto is an ETF industry veteran with over a decade of experience in design and implementation of ETF-based investment strategies. In this conversation, Michael and Anthony discuss how ETFs are built, why they’re important, the benefits of…
Zac Prince, Co-Founder of BlockFi: The Details Behind a $30 Million Fundraise
Feb 13 • 46 min
Zac Prince is the Co-Founder of BlockFi, a company building wealth management services for cryptocurrency investors. They announced a $30 million Series B funding round today, so Zac stopped by for a livestream to discuss how the business is doing, what…
Rich Greenfield, Partner at LightShed Partners: The War for Time and Attention
Feb 12 • 115 min
Rich Greenfield is a Partner at LightShed Partners. In this conversation, Rich and Anthony discuss new media models like Barstool Sports, The Athletic, & Substack, what’s going on in the streaming wars between ESPN, Disney+, Netflix, Apple, & Amazon…
Meltem Demirors, CSO of CoinShares: Bitcoin, Central Bank Digital Currencies, and the Current Pension Crisis
Feb 10 • 117 min
Meltem Demirors is the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, a digital asset management firm that provides professional-grade tools and services for investors. In this conversation, Meltem and Anthony discuss CoinShares, Tesla, central bank digital…
Natalia Karayaneva, CEO of Propy: How Blockchain is Transforming Real Estate
Feb 7 • 60 min
Natalia Karayaneva is the Founder and CEO of Propy, a Silicon Valley prop-tech company revolutionizing home purchasing globally by deploying smart contracts on the blockchain. In this conversation, Natalia and Anthony discuss growing up in Russia and…
Kamal Ravikant, Author & Investor: The Ultimate Self-Love Guide
Feb 5 • 105 min
Kamal Ravikant is the best selling author of the book Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. He is also an Army veteran and an early stage technology investor. In this conversation, Kamal and Anthony discuss everything from his writing process, to…
Jarred Winn of Binance Charity: The New Era of Giving (Part 2/2)
Feb 3 • 47 min
Jarred Winn is a member of the Binance Charity Foundation. In this conversation, Jarred and Anthony discuss what Binance Charity is working on, how blockchain can help solve many of the issues in the philanthropic world, and how you as a listener can get…
Helen Hai, Head of Binance Charity: The New Era of Giving (Part 1/2)
Feb 3 • 60 min
Helen Hai is the Head of the Binance Charity Foundation. In this conversation, Helen and Anthony discuss what Binance Charity is working on, how blockchain can help solve many of the issues in the philanthropic world, and how you as a listener can get…
Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency: National Security Debate - Bitcoin vs. The Dollar
Jan 31 • 69 min
Dan Doney is the CEO of Securrency, a financial markets infrastructure technology company focused on enhancing capital formation and stimulating global liquidity. In this conversation, Dan and Anthony discuss his time working as the Chief Innovation…
Sriram Krishnan, Angel Investor: Lessons From Silicon Valley’s Top Thought Leaders
Jan 29 • 132 min
Sriram Krishnan is an Angel Investor currently focused on writing and investing in early-stage companies. Previously, he was Senior Product Lead at Facebook, Snapchat, & Twitter. In this conversation, Anthony and Sriram discuss his time growing up in…
David Pakman, Partner at Venrock: The Age of Automation
Jan 27 • 111 min
David Pakman is a Partner at Venrock, where he focuses on early-stage venture investing in consuming and enterprise tech companies with a recent focus on robotics, crypto, and consumer products. Formerly he was a Product Manager at Apple and was the…
Jeremy Boynton, Founder of Laureate Wealth Management: How Rich People Invest Their Money
Jan 24 • 85 min
Jeremy Boynton is the Founder of Laureate Wealth Management, a comprehensive wealth management firm for affluent investors generally ranging from $5 million to $25 million in total net worth. In this conversation, Jeremy and Anthony discuss how rich…
Peter Johnson, Principal at Jump Capital: How Crypto is Revolutionizing Financial Systems Around the World
Jan 22 • 85 min
Peter Johnson leads Jump Capital’s investments in the fintech, insurtech, and crypto/blockchain sectors. In this conversation, Peter and Anthony discuss the stages and types of companies that Jump Capital is investing in, how they work with companies, the…
David Perell, Founder of Write of Passage: The Downfall of Mainstream Media
Jan 20 • 97 min
David Perell is the Founder at Write of Passage, In this conversation, David and Anthony discuss the importance of writing publicly, downfall of mainstream media, what blogging did to transform the traditional journalism landscape, how the internet is…
Perianne Boring, President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce: The Current State of Crypto Regulation
Jan 17 • 71 min
Perianne Boring is the Founder & President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s leading blockchain trade association. In this conversation, Perianne and Anthony discuss the current state of crypto regulation, the roles of the SEC, CFTC, &…
Brian Estes, Founder of Off the Chain Capital: The Unknown Bitcoin OG
Jan 15 • 75 min
Brian Estes is a Bitcoin OG and the Founder of Off the Chain Capital, a crypto fund focused on finding value opportunities across the industry. In this conversation, Brian and Anthony discuss some of their awesome stories from the early days of crypto,…
Austin Woodward, CEO of TaxBit: How to Save Money on Your Crypto Taxes
Jan 14 • 70 min
TaxBit is a cryptocurrency tax calculation and withholding service that serves investors, exchanges, and payment services. In this conversation, Austin and Anthony discuss the current complexities in crypto tax treatment, what the most common mistakes…
Michael Dunworth, CEO of Wyre: How Blockchain is Transforming Cross-Border Payments
Jan 10 • 80 min
Michael Dunworth is the CEO of Wyre, a company focus on connecting crypto companies to the fiat world. In this conversation, Michael Dunworth and Anthony Pompliano discuss rugby, why nerds go to Silicon Valley, how to build compelling products, and how…
Mark Schneider, Nuclear Futurist and President Gen IV Nuclear Inc: How Nuclear Power Works
Jan 8 • 120 min
Mark Schneider is a Nuclear Futurist and a leading expert in emerging Gen IV nuclear power. He has a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology and has spent 20 years working with advanced small scale nuclear reactors within the U.S. Naval…
Darius Dale, Managing Director at Hedgeye Risk Management: The Truth about Bitcoin’s Future
Jan 6 • 97 min
Darius Dale is the Managing Director and Partner at Hedgeye Risk Management. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Darius discuss the macroeconomy, monetary policy, the role of the Federal Reserve, China’s economic development, Bitcoin’s future…
REPLAY - Mark Yusko, Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management: Inside the Minds of the Best Investors in the World
Jan 3 • 151 min
Mark Yusko is the Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, and one of Pomp’s two partners at Morgan Creek Digital. In this conversation, the 150th episode of Off the Chain, Mark and Anthony Pompliano discuss Mark’s background, what it’s like…
REPLAY - Peter Schiff, Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital: Bitcoin Scarcity and Why Censorship is Futile
Jan 2 • 117 min
Peter Schiff is the Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital. In this conversation, Peter and Anthony Pompliano discuss the history of money, the macro economy, the current signs of an impending crisis, why he’s so bullish on gold,…
REPLAY - Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple: One on One with the Man Running Ripple and XRP
Jan 1 • 94 min
Brad Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple. In this conversation, we discuss what Ripple does, how XRP is related, the current progress to date, and Brad answers a number of hard questions crowdsourced from Twitter. BLOCKFI——-BlockFi allows you to keep your…
REPLAY - CZ, Founder and CEO of Binance: Binance and the Future of Global Crypto Regulation
Dec 31, 2019 • 61 min
CZ is the Founder and CEO of Binance, a company with 400 employees, and hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. In this conversation, CZ and Anthony Pompliano discuss what he understood that many others didn’t when he started the company, how he…
REPLAY - Charlie Lee, Founder of Litecoin: Crypto’s Decade Long Evolution
Dec 30, 2019 • 70 min
Charlie Lee is the founder of Litecoin. In this live conversation, Charlie and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Coinbase, why Charlie originally built Litecoin, how crypto has evolved over the last decade, what the current challenges in the…
Rong Chen, Founder of Elastos: The Man Building the New Internet
Dec 19, 2019 • 68 min
Rong Chen is building the world’s first decentralized internet powered by blockchain. Rong Chen is the Founder of Elastos. In this conversation, Rong and Anthony discuss working at Microsoft in the early days, building network operating systems, why the…
Joe McGill, Founder & CEO of CyChain: How the Secret Service Fights Cybercrime and Tracks Stolen Crypto
Dec 18, 2019 • 70 min
Joe McGill is the Founder of CyChain and a former investigator at the U.S. Secret Service. In this conversation, Joe and Anthony Pompliano discuss what the Secret Service does, how cybercrime investigations work, what Joe has seen criminals use crypto…
Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management: Why Crypto Should be on Every Financial Advisors Radar
Dec 17, 2019 • 107 min
Hunter Horsley is the Founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management. In this conversation, Hunter and Anthony Pompliano discuss his time working at Facebook and Instagram, layout the case for Financial Advisors to get exposure to crypto, address the common…
Ask Pomp (AMA), Anthony Pompliano & Polina Marinova: Celebrating 200 Episodes of Off The Chain
Dec 16, 2019 • 44 min
Anthony Pompliano hosts a special AMA to celebrate the 200th episode of Off The Chain Featuring Polina Marinova. Listeners were asked to submit their questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskPomp. In this conversation, Pomp answers what lead to his…
Akin Sawyerr, Team Lead at Decred: How Crypto is Bridging the Gap Between the Banked and Unbanked
Dec 12, 2019 • 86 min
Akin Sawyerr is helping to build the future through Decred. In this conversation, Akin and Anthony discuss the current state of banking in Africa, how consumers are discovering and using crypto there, what Decred is and how it works, and why less…
Warren Davidson, Representative for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District: Modernizing U.S. Financial Laws to Keep Pace with Innovative Tech
Dec 10, 2019 • 65 min
Warren Davidson is one of the biggest Bitcoin proponents in congress. We recently had the chance to schedule this interview during the Blockland Conference in Cleveland Ohio. In this conversation, Congressman Davidson and Anthony discuss Bitcoin,…
Chris Gure, Investment Consultant: How Wealth Advisors are Explaining Crypto
Dec 6, 2019 • 64 min
Chris Gure manages the finances of various wealthy families and advises on their investment portfolios. In this conversation, Chris and Anthony Pompliano discuss portfolio construction, the macro economy, the psychology of money and investments, and how…
Ryan Leslie, CEO of Superphone: How a Grammy-Nominated Producer Became Hooked on Crypto
Dec 4, 2019 • 66 min
Ryan Leslie is the CEO of Superphone and a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and more. In 2014, Leslie launched Superphone to help enterprise brands acquire, retain, and engage with mobile…
Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO of WazirX: The Real View of Crypto In India
Dec 2, 2019 • 67 min
Nischal Shetty is the founder & CEO of WazirX, one of the most popular crypto exchanges in India. WazirX was recently acquired by Binance. In this conversation, Nischal and Anthony Pompliano discuss Nischal’s journey to crypto, what it’s like building…
Andreas Klinger, Head of Remote at AngelList: What the Concept of Work Looks Like in the Future
Nov 27, 2019 • 103 min
Andreas Klinger is the Head of Remote at AngelList, and previously part of the founding team of Product Hunt. In this conversation, Andreas and Anthony Pompliano discuss the future of work, the rise of remote work, best practices for managing remote…
Richard Soley, Chairman & CEO of the Object Management Group Inc: Creating Standards for Technology and the Integration of IoT and DLT
Nov 26, 2019 • 47 min
This is episode #5 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Richard Soley is an American computer scientist and businessman, and Chairman & CEO of the Object Management…
Will Reeves, CEO of Fold Inc: Scaling Bitcoin and Solving Merchant Issues with Pizza
Nov 25, 2019 • 85 min
Will Reeves is the CEO of Fold Inc. and Lightning Pizza. In this conversation, Will and Anthony Pompliano discuss the lightning network, consumer products, how Fold is driving mainstream adoption, what they’ve done to solve merchants’ issues with…
Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder & CEO of Crypto.com: Crypto Compares Are Prepping For The Next Bull Run
Nov 22, 2019 • 65 min
Kris Marszalek is the Co-Founder & CEO of Crypto.com. In this conversation, Kris and Anthony Pompliano discuss the obstacles to mass-adoption in crypto, how companies are currently expanding product lines in anticipation of the next bull market, why…
Tom Lee, Managing Partner & Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors: Automation is the Only Solution to the Labor Crisis
Nov 21, 2019 • 35 min
This is episode #4 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Tom Lee is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He is an accomplished…
Bill Barhydt, Founder & CEO of Abra: Bitcoin and the Future of Asset Transfer
Nov 20, 2019 • 79 min
Bill Barhydt is the Founder & CEO of Abra. In this conversation, Bill and Anthony Pompliano discuss Abra’s recent announcements, the need for better banking globally, how Bill sees Bitcoin becoming more important in the future, and where he plans to take…
Alan Lane, CEO of Silvergate: Why Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Hate Banks
Nov 19, 2019 • 75 min
Alan Lane is the CEO of Silvergate Bank. In this conversation, Alan and Anthony Pompliano discuss the Silvergate story, how Alan first discovered Bitcoin, how important the bank has become to the crypto industry, what Alan feels is important for the…
David Kemmerer, Co-founder & CEO of CryptoTrader.tax: How The IRS is Viewing Crypto
Nov 15, 2019 • 48 min
David Kemmerer is the co-founder and CEO of CryptoTrader.tax. In this conversation, David and Anthony Pompliano discuss the new tax guidance from the IRS, why it’s so complex, why cryptocurrencies are becoming more difficult to report through the legacy…
Jason Shepherd, CTO of IoT and Edge Computing at Dell: The Future of Advanced Computing
Nov 14, 2019 • 37 min
This is episode #3 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Jason Shepherd is the CTO of IoT and Edge Computing at Dell. As the leader of the Dell Technologies IoT…
Zuby, a Rapper, Author, Speaker, and Coach: Music, Masculinity and Social Media Mayhem
Nov 13, 2019 • 80 min
Zuby is a rapper, author, speaker, and coach. He graduated from Oxford and is quickly becoming an international sensation. In this conversation, Zuby and Anthony Pompliano discuss politics, guns, religion, social media, gender, and many more controversial…
Dovey Wan, Founding Partner at Primitive Ventures: Whats Really Going On with Crypto in China
Nov 12, 2019 • 60 min
Dovey Wan is the Founding Partner at Primitive Ventures. In this conversation, Dovey and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current crypto ecosystem in Asia, how most Westerners are misinformed about the landscape in China, what’s happening on the ground in…
Conner Brown, Stanford Law Student: Why Politicians Should Love Bitcoin
Nov 11, 2019 • 70 min
Conner Brown is a Stanford Law student, and frequent Bitcoin Twitter commentator. In this conversation, Connor and Anthony Pompliano discuss smart contracts. common misunderstandings of Bitcoin, why every political candidate should love Bitcoin, and the…
Catherine Coley, CEO of Binance US: How the Leading Crypto Exchange Plans to Take on the United States
Nov 7, 2019 • 76 min
This is episode #2 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Catherine Coley is the CEO of Binance US. Catherine started her career in traditional finance with Morgan…
JP Baric, Founder & CEO of Mining Store: The Renewable Super Powers Behind Crypto Mining
Nov 6, 2019 • 38 min
JP Baric is the founder and CEO of Mining Store. In this conversation, JP and Anthony Pompliano discuss mining, the lack of debt in the industry, how electricity use cases are quickly evolving, where renewable energy comes into play, and what JP is…
Landon Cassill, Professional NASCAR Driver: How Buying Bitcoin Is Like NASCAR
Nov 5, 2019 • 60 min
Landon Cassill is a professional NASCAR driver and a Bitcoin and crypto enthusiast. In this conversation, Landon and Anthony Pompliano discuss what it’s like growing up to race professionally, how he broke into NASCAR, what actually goes on inside the car…
Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder of IOTA: How DLT Will Make Data Privacy a Reality
Oct 31, 2019 • 73 min
This is episode #1 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Dominik Schiener is the Co-Founder of IOTA, a disruptive technology that enables machines to store and send…
Bruce Fenton, Dedicated Scholar of Anomalous Phenomena
Oct 30, 2019 • 121 min
Bruce Fenton is a dedicated scholar of Anomalous Phenomena. In this conversation, Bruce and Anthony Pompliano discuss what anomalous phenomena is, the history of meteor impacts on Earth, why geo-magnetic reversals are important, the evolution of Homo…
Brad Michelson, U.S. Senior Marketing Manager at eToro: The Current State of Marketing in Crypto
Oct 29, 2019 • 60 min
Brad Michelson is the U.S. Senior Marketing Manager at eToro. In this conversation, Brad and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current state of marketing in crypto, how people should be thinking about customer acquisition, what the inherent challenges on…
Peter Schiff, Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital: Bitcoin Scarcity and Why Censorship is Futile
Oct 27, 2019 • 117 min
Peter Schiff is the Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital. In this conversation, Peter and Anthony Pompliano discuss the history of money, the macro economy, the current signs of an impending crisis, why he’s so bullish on gold,…
Rob Petrozzo, Co-Founder of Rally Rd: Where Classic Cars and Blockchain Intersect
Oct 25, 2019 • 50 min
Rob Petrozzo is the Co-Founder of Rally Rd, one of the hottest startups in technology. In this conversation, Rob and Anthony Pompliano discuss the original idea, how the company navigated the regulatory landscape to empower fractional ownership of unique…
Phil Chen, General Partner at Proof of Capital: How HTC Is Driving Massive Crypto Adoption
Oct 24, 2019 • 42 min
Phil Chen is a General Partner at Proof of Capital, and the Decentralized Chief Officer at the HTC Exodus. In this conversation, Phil and Anthony Pompliano discuss hardware wallets, what they built with the HTC Exodus, why certain features were included,…
Emily Parker, Co-Founder of Longhash: Crypto Bridging the Information Gap to Asia
Oct 18, 2019 • 50 min
Emily Parker is the Co-Founder of Longhash. In this conversation, Emily and Anthony Pompliano discuss how journalism has changed over time, what the day to day schedule of policy scheduling staff looks like, how power is no longer a top-down phenomenon,…
Spencer Dinwiddie, Professional NBA Player: Fighting the NBA for the Right to Tokenize a Contract
Oct 17, 2019 • 71 min
Spencer Dinwiddie is a professional NBA player currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets. He was previously selected in the 2nd round of the NBA draft after playing at the University of Colorado. In this conversation, Spencer and Anthony Pompliano discuss…
Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings: Investing In Startups The Government Wants To Kill
Oct 16, 2019 • 92 min
Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist, and writer. He is the founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings, the first venture capital fund to work with and invest solely in high-growth startups facing political and regulatory challenges. Tusk…
Brad Kam, Co-Founder of Unstoppable Domains: A Corporate Ethereum Dystopia
Oct 11, 2019 • 38 min
Brad Kam is the Co-Founder of Unstoppable Domains. In this conversation, Brad and Anthony Pompliano discuss free speech, censorship, China, the societal impact of Unstoppable Domains, how it works, and what the technical challenges were. BLOCKFI——-BlockFi…
Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK: A Corporate Ethereum Dystopiaal
Oct 10, 2019 • 55 min
Charles Hopkinson is a Colorado-based tech entrepreneur and mathematician. He’s also the CEO of IOHK. In this conversation, Charles and Anthony Pompliano discuss why he didn’t want to do an ICO, what Ethereum would have become had it gone with a corporate…
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple: One on One with the Man Running Ripple and XRP
Oct 9, 2019 • 94 min
Brad Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple. In this conversation, we discuss what Ripple does, how XRP is related, the current progress to date, and Brad answers a number of hard questions crowdsourced from Twitter. BLOCKFI——-BlockFi allows you to keep your…
Aleks Svetski, Founder of Amber: Why The Bitcoin Price Is Wrong
Oct 4, 2019 • 91 min
Aleks Svetski is the founder of Amber. In this conversation, Aleks and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin maximalism, the intolerant minority, why Bitcoin’s community is so important, how investors should view the asset, and why the world hasn’t priced…
Chris Slaughter, CEO of Level: The Truth About Crypto Exchanges
Oct 2, 2019 • 53 min
Chris Slaughter is the CEO of Level, a crypto exchange where users get unlimited trading for one monthly fee. In this conversation, Chris and Anthony Pompliano discuss exchange business models, the competitive landscape, holes that currently exist in the…
Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital: Why People Should Care About Bitcoin
Sep 30, 2019 • 75 min
Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital. In this conversation, Parker and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, the value proposition, why people should care, and then we go through each of the latest writings of Parker,…
Dan Conway, Author of Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: Betting his Savings, his Marriage, and his Future on Crypto
Sep 27, 2019 • 52 min
Dan Conway is the author of Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America. In this conversation, Dan and Anthony Pompliano discuss his backstory, the process of writing the book, the ups and downs of crypto market…
Erik Voorhees, Founder & CEO of ShapeShift: From Bitcoin 2012 to Bitcoin 2022
Sep 26, 2019 • 32 min
Erik Voorhees is the founder and CEO of ShapeShift, and one of the original Bitcoiners. In this conversation, Erik and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Bitcoin, how he built and sold Satoshi Dice, how ShapeShift has evolved, how Erik thinks…
Trace Mayer, The Hodler of Last Resort: What It Was Like Buying Bitcoin in 2011
Sep 25, 2019 • 52 min
Trace Mayer is a true Bitcoin OG. He was buying Bitcoin in 2011, and is the Hodler of Last Resort. In this conversation, Trace and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Bitcoin, how Trace built his initial conviction, where the asset is today, what…
Rob Paone, a.k.a. Crypto Bobby: How To Enter The Crypto Industry
Sep 21, 2019 • 48 min
Rob Paone, a.k.a. Crypto Bobby, is the Proof of Talent and the host of the popular YouTube channel “Crypto Bobby.” In this conversation, and Anthony Pompliano discuss recruiting in the cryptocurrency industry, the Dos and Donts of the interview process,…
Ben Goertzel, Founder & CEO of SingularityNET: The Intersection of Bitcoin and Artificial Intelligence
Sep 19, 2019 • 55 min
Ben Goertzel is Founder & CEO of SingularityNET, a blockchain based AI marketplace. In this conversation, Ben and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current state of artificial intelligence, how it could impact the world moving forward, what Ben’s doing to…
Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of Delphi Digital: Crypto and The U.S. Pension Crisis
Sep 18, 2019 • 73 min
Kevin Kelly is the co-founder of Delphi Digital. In this conversation, Kevin and Anthony Pompliano discuss the macro economy, whether he thinks a recession is coming, where people should be watching out for, the current pension crisis in the United…
Zac Prince, Co-Founder & CEO of BlockFi: The Future of Crypto Lending
Sep 15, 2019 • 44 min
Zac Prince is the co-founder & CEO of BlockFi. In this conversation, Zac and Anthony Pompliano discuss lending in the crypto markets, how to earn 6-8% interest on your Bitcoin and Ether, why BlockFi just removed their account minimums and fees, and what…
REPLAY - Murad Mahmudov and The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument
Sep 13, 2019 • 102 min
Murad Mahmudov is one of the highest conviction Bitcoin Maximalists in the world and partner at Adaptive Capital. In this conversation, Murad and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Bitcoin is, how it works, the importance of its deflationary monetary system,…
Eyal Hertzog, Co-founder and Product Architect at Bancor: The Coming Changes to Bancor
Sep 9, 2019 • 65 min
Eyal Hertzog is creator of Bancor. In this conversation, Eyal and Anthony Pompliano discuss his background, how he got into crypto so early, what Bancor is and how it works, and a couple of new announcements of things changing within the project.…
Michael Goldstein, President of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute: Bitcoin and the Cantillon Effect
Sep 6, 2019 • 81 min
Michael Goldstein is the President of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, and CEO of Bitstein Consulting. In this conversation, Michael and Anthony Pompliano discuss Austrian Economics, how Bitcoin doesn’t change for anyone, the Cantillon Effect, and…
Sven Henrich, Founder & Lead Market Strategist at NorthmanTrader: What Central Banks Do Next
Sep 4, 2019 • 61 min
Sven Henrich is the founder & Lead Market Strategist at NorthmanTrader. In this conversation, Sven and Anthony Pompliano discuss the macro environment, how we got here, what central bank options are moving forward, what is “The Confidence Game,” and why…
Bill Pulte, CEO of Pulte Capital: Bitcoin and the Ultimate Giveback
Sep 2, 2019 • 73 min
Bill Pulte is the CEO of Pulte Capital. In this conversation, Bill and Anthony Pompliano discuss Twitter philanthropy, inner city blight, building companies, and inspiring others to be kind and generous. CRYPTO.COM——-Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and…
Leemon Baird, Founder at Hedera Hashgraph: From PhDs and the Air Force to Building a New Consensus Algorithm
Aug 30, 2019 • 40 min
Leemon Baird is Founder and Chief Scientist at Hedera Hashgraph. In this conversation, Leemon and Anthony Pompliano discuss his time in the Air Force, building jam resistance technology, consensus algorithms, why Leemon built Hedera Hashgraph, and what…
Jason Williams, Co-Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital: From a 9 Figure Startup Exit To Mining Bitcoin With Car Tires
Aug 28, 2019 • 152 min
Jason Willams is the Co-Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. For the 151st episode of Off the Chain, Jason and Anthony Pompliano discuss building a 500 million dollar healthcare company, thermal demanufacturing, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks,…
Mark Yusko, Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management: Inside the Minds of the Best Investors in the World
Aug 26, 2019 • 148 min
Mark Yusko is the Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, and one of Pomp’s two partners at Morgan Creek Digital. In this conversation, the 150th episode of Off the Chain, Mark and Anthony Pompliano discuss Mark’s background, what it’s like…
Mike Slagh, Navy Veteran and CEO of Shift.org: Military Veterans and the Economy
Aug 16, 2019 • 44 min
Mike Slagh is a military veteran and the CEO of Shift.org, a company powering successful career shifts for veterans. In this conversation, Mike and Anthony Pompliano discuss how Shift is disrupting the job market, why the VA and Department of Defense are…
Brandon Arvanaghi, Security Engineer at Gemini: Covering The Popular Crypto Hacking Techniques
Aug 14, 2019 • 23 min
Brandon Arvanaghi is a security engineer at Gemini, specializing in security in cryptocurrency and the Gemini dollar. In this conversation, Brandon and Anthony Pompliano discuss the best security practices for protecting yourself and your crypto assets,…
Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand: The History of Cryptography
Aug 12, 2019 • 55 min
Silvio Micali is the founder of Algorand, and an Italian computer scientist at MIT’s computer science and AI laboratory. In this conversation, Silvio and Anthony Pompliano discuss the origins of cryptography, why a blockchain is so important, what Silvio…
Ouriel Ohayon, CEO of ZenGo: The Development of the Digital Wallet
Aug 9, 2019 • 60 min
Ouriel Ohayon is the CEO of ZenGo. In this conversation, Ouriel and Anthony Pompliano discuss digital wallets, security, Facebook’s Libra, and how wallets may support various assets in the future. CRYPTO.COM——-Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and…
Matt Odell, Co-Founder of Final Message: The Past, Present, and Future of Bitcoin
Aug 7, 2019 • 64 min
Matt Odell is the co-founder of Final Message and co-host of the popular podcast episode “Rabbit Hole Recap” on Tales from the Crypt. In this conversation, Matt and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, mining, interest rates, Bitcoin twitter, financial…
Anthony Scaramucci, Founder of SkyBridge: Politics, Economics and Bitcoin’s Future
Aug 5, 2019 • 36 min
Anthony Scaramucci is the founder of SkyBridge and the former White House director of communications. In this conversation, Anthony and Pomp discuss the macro economy, the history of money, the current structural issues in America, what Anthony took away…
Ben DiFrancesco, Founder & CEO of ScopeLift: Blockchain Engineers’ Biggest Problems
Jul 31, 2019 • 52 min
Ben DiFrancesco is the founder and CEO of ScopeLift. In this conversation, Ben and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current state of blockchain development tools, where the big obstacles for engineers currently lie, how smart contracts work, why they are so…
Kyle Bass, Founder & CIO of Hayman Capital: From The Housing Bubble to Bitcoin
Jul 29, 2019 • 48 min
Kyle Bass is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Hayman Capital Management. In this conversation, Kyle and Anthony Pompliano discuss the housing short trade that made him famous, what it was like to buy millions of nickels, what he believes is…
Adi Sideman, CEO of YouNow: The Future of Crypto and the SEC
Jul 26, 2019 • 32 min
Adi Sideman is the CEO of YouNow. In this conversation, Adi and Anthony Pompliano discuss creating incentives using tokens, how to build crypto products that people actually use, what went into gaining Reg A+ approval, and where YouNow goes next. YouNow…
Isaiah Jackson, Author of Bitcoin & Black America: The Synergy Between Black Economics, Bitcoin and Blockchain
Jul 24, 2019 • 41 min
Isaiah Jackson is the author of Bitcoin & Black America. In this conversation, Isaiah and Anthony Pompliano discuss why he wrote the book, how black America is treated differently by the financial system, and how Isaiah believes Bitcoin can help change.…
Saifedean Ammous, Author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Future of Bitcoin and the Global Economy
Jul 22, 2019 • 76 min
Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard. In this conversation, Saifedean and Anthony Pompliano discuss Austrian economics, Bitcoin as a risk-on asset, bank fines, the Bitcoin maximalists in congress, and what his current outlook is on the…
Danny Kim, Head of Growth at SFOX: The Technology Behind Cryptocurrency Trade Execution
Jul 19, 2019 • 37 min
Danny Kim is the Head of Growth at SFOX. In this conversation, Daniel and Anthony Pompliano discuss what liquidity in crypto markets looks like, how best trade execution technology works, and how operations at a place like SFOX is actually executed. ——-If…
Tavi Costa, Global Macro Analyst at Crescat Capital: What Will Happen To Crypto During a Global Recession
Jul 17, 2019 • 61 min
Tavi Costa is a Global Macro Analyst at Crescat Capital. In this conversation, Tavi and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, the current U.S. economic markets, China, precious metals, how central bankers handle recessions, and what Tavi…
Farbood Nivi, Co-Founder & CEO, Coinmine: The Future of Consumer Mining
Jul 15, 2019 • 70 min
Farbood Nivi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Coinmine. In this conversation, Farbood and Anthony Pompliano discuss cryptocurrency mining, privacy, freedom, building consumer products, and and why the team built a new feature called Bitcoin mode. ——-BlockFi…
Patrick O’Meara, CEO of Inveniam Capital Partners: The Automated Future of Finance
Jul 12, 2019 • 51 min
Patrick O’Meara is the Chairman and CEO of Inveniam Capital Partners. In this conversation, Patrick and Anthony Pompliano discuss the issues with traditional financial asset structures, what it means to model financial assets for data and not code, how…
Robert Beadles, President of Monarch Token: Bootstrapping a Business in Crypto
Jul 10, 2019 • 46 min
Robert Beadles is the President of Monarch Token and the Founder of CryptoBeadles. In this conversation, Robert and Anthony Pompliano discuss digital wallets, the current fundraising environment, how Robert thinks about bootstrapping businesses, and why…
Charlie Shrem, Founder of Crypto.IQ: The OG Stories of Crypto
Jul 8, 2019 • 94 min
Charlie Shrem is the founder of Crypto.IQ, and one of the earliest proponents Bitcoin. In this conversation, Charlie and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Bitcoin, what it was like building one of the first Bitcoin companies, what he experienced…
James Slazas, Founder of DARMA Capital: The Perfect Crypto Quants
Jun 28, 2019 • 40 min
James Slazas is the founder of DARMA Capital. In this conversation, James and Anthony Pompliano discuss his decision to use Quant strategies in crypto, how important institutional infrastructure is, what he’s doing with the Open Law Initiative, and how…
Rachel Feinstein, Actress & Comedian: The Stories of the NYFD and Bitcoin
Jun 27, 2019 • 93 min
Rachel Feinstein is an actress & stand-up comedian. She’s married to a Captain in the NYFD who has been in Bitcoin for the last six years. In this conversation, Rachel and Anthony Pompliano discuss the daily routine of a comedian, how Rachel builds her…
Chris Hutchins, Founder & CEO of Grove: Financial Planning with Bitcoin
Jun 26, 2019 • 46 min
Chris Hutchins is the founder & CEO of Grove, a personal financial planning product. In this conversation, Chris and Anthony Pompliano discuss the biggest mistakes people make in financial planning, how Bitcoin compares to other assets, and where Bitcoin…
Ben Askren, UFC Fighter, and Martin Floreani, CEO of RokFin: From The Octagon to Bitcoin
Jun 25, 2019 • 48 min
Ben Askren is an olympic wrestler, and current UFC fighter with a 19-0 record in his MMA career. He is joined on the podcast with Martin Floreani, the founder and CEO of RokFin. In this conversation, Ben, Martin, and Anthony Pompliano discuss what it…
Frederic Chesnais, CEO of Atari: The Legendary Atari’s Big Move into Crypto
Jun 24, 2019 • 51 min
Frederic Chesnais is the CEO and Chairman of the Board at Atari. In this conversation, Frederic and Anthony Pompliano discuss the history of Atari’s brand, how cryptocurrencies can incentivize new types of work, why gaming is finding product/market fit in…
Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys: The History of ConsenSys and the Future of Automation
Jun 21, 2019 • 42 min
Andrew Keys is the Co-Founder of ConsenSys Capital, and current Managing Partner at DARMA Capital. In this conversation, Andrew and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of ConsenSys, the reason why Blockchain technology is ultimately about automation,…
Misir Mahmudov, Analyst at Adaptive Capital: Why Bitcoin Is Stored Time
Jun 20, 2019 • 74 min
Misir Mahmudov is an analyst at Adaptive Capital, and recently graduated from Columbia University. In this conversation, Misir and Anthony Pompliano discuss the importance of understanding money, scarcity as a driver of value, why gold used to be money,…
Jesse Powell, Co-Founder & CEO of Kraken: How to Maintain your Principles in Crypto
Jun 19, 2019 • 58 min
Jesse Powell is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kraken Exchange. In this conversation, Jesse and Anthony Pompliano discuss the founding story of Kraken, what it means to build a company based on principles and ethos, the current regulatory environment, and why…
Dmitry Tokarev, CEO of Copper: The True Drivers of Crypto’s Buy-Side Infrastructure
Jun 18, 2019 • 50 min
Dmitry Tokarev is the CEO of Copper. In this conversation, Dmitry and Anthony Pompliano discuss the buy-side problems with legacy markets, what financial infrastructure actually entails, how custody and prime brokerage in crypto is evolving, and why LPs…
Ben Mezrich, Author of Bitcoin Billionaires: The Story of Bitcoin and the Future of Money
Jun 17, 2019 • 44 min
Ben Mezrich is the author of Bitcoin Billionaires, a story about Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ foray into digital money. Ben has also written multiple books, including the books that became The Social Network movie and 21. In this conversation, Ben and…
Jake Yocom-Piatt, Project lead for Decred: Crypto Ego Management
Jun 14, 2019 • 40 min
Jake Yocom-Piatt is the project lead for Decred. In this conversation, Jake and Anthony Pompliano discuss how he was early in Bitcoin, why he stepped away, how Decred works, how different people in the Decred ecosystem make money, why experts shouldn’t be…
David Fauchier, Founder of Cambrial Capital: The Institutional LP Landscape in Crypto
Jun 13, 2019 • 50 min
David Fauchier is the founder of Cambrial Capital. In this conversation, David and Anthony Pompliano discuss why he chose to create a fund of funds, why he’s so interested in the intersection of DeFi, generalized mining, Quant, and VC, where the current…
Haseeb Qureshi, Advisor to Metastable Capital: The Smart Contract Wars of Crypto’s Future
Jun 12, 2019 • 43 min
Haseeb Qureshi is an advisor to Metastable Capital. In this conversation, Haseeb and Anthony Pompliano discuss how success metrics for blockchain protocols are different from traditional companies, why narratives follow rather than lead, how to think…
Mason Borda, CEO of TokenSoft: Is Programmable Code a Security?
Jun 11, 2019 • 46 min
Mason Borda is the CEO of TokenSoft. In this conversation, Mason and Anthony Pompliano discuss the framework he uses to think through digital securities versus non-securities, what TokenSoft does, what it means for a security to be programmable, and what…
Dave Hendricks, Co-Founder & CEO of Vertalo: The Benefits of Tokenizing Venture Funded Companies
Jun 10, 2019 • 51 min
Dave Hendricks is the Co-Founder & CEO of Vertalo. In this conversation, Dave and Anthony Pompliano discuss the structural issues in the legacy system, how we can fix them, what it means to tokenize venture funded companies, and how you at home could…
Camila Russo, Author and Former Bloomberg Reporter: How Traditional Journalists View Crypto
Jun 7, 2019 • 45 min
Camila Russo is an author and a former Bloomberg News reporter. In this conversation, Camila and Anthony Pompliano discuss how she discovered Bitcoin while covering the Argentina’s financial markets, why crypto has captured her interest, how traditional…
Clay Collins, Co-Founder and CEO of Nomics: Identifying Fake Volume & Exchange Data Transparency
Jun 6, 2019 • 61 min
Clay Collins is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nomics, a company focused on crypto market data. In this conversation, Clay and Anthony Pompliano discuss how crypto market data works, what the biggest challenges are, why exchange data transparency, and…
Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Zcash: The Evolution of Legitimately Private Crypto
Jun 5, 2019 • 84 min
Zooko Wilcox is the CEO of Zcash, and one of the most experienced people in crypto. In this conversation, Zooko and Anthony Pompliano discuss all things privacy, freedom, decentralization, the original battle between governments and technologists for…
Simon Yu, CEO & Co-Founder of Storm: The 3 Year Outlook on Crypto
Jun 4, 2019 • 46 min
Simon Yu is the CEO & Co-Founder of Storm. In this conversation, Simon and Anthony Pompliano discuss cryptocurrency adoption, incentives, and where crypto is headed over the next few years. ——- Curious about Cryptocurrency but don’t know where to begin?…
Mike Cagney, Co-Founder & CEO of Figure: The Inevitable Automation of Blockchain in Finance
Jun 3, 2019 • 28 min
Mike Cagney is the Co-Founder & CEO of Figure, a financial technology company leveraging Blockchain and analytics to deliver better financial products. In this conversation, Mike and Anthony Pompliano discuss how Figure works, why it is growing so…
Joseph Weinberg, Co-Founder of Shyft Network: The Earliest Days of Bitcoin Mining
May 31, 2019 • 53 min
Joseph Weinberg is Co-Founder of Shyft Network and CEO of PayCase Financial. In this conversation, Joseph and Anthony Pompliano discuss mining Bitcoin in 2010, moving to live with a tribe in the Amazon forest, plant based medicine, and the idea of…
Ted Livingston, CEO of Kik: Defending Crypto
May 30, 2019 • 65 min
Ted Livingston is the CEO of Kik. In this conversation, Ted and Anthony Pompliano discuss building one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, the challenges with creating sustainable business models for these products, how cryptocurrencies could…
Yoni Assia, Founder & CEO of eToro: From the Army to an Award Winning Crypto Platform
May 29, 2019 • 76 min
Yoni Assia is the Founder & CEO of eToro. In this conversation, Yoni and Anthony Pompliano discuss their backgrounds in the military and what they learned from those experiences, how eToro started and why Yoni got them into crypto, DAOs, and the future of…
Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner at Fabric Ventures: WTF is Web 3.0?
May 28, 2019 • 61 min
Richard Muirhead is the Managing Partner at Fabric Ventures. In this conversation, Richard and Anthony Pompliano discuss privacy by design, rational optimism, data sovereignty, the importance of encouraging experimentation, the key components of Web 3.0,…
Tom Teman, Co-Founder & CEO of Portis: Fixing Crypto’s Usability Issues
May 27, 2019 • 38 min
Tom Teman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Portis. In this conversation, Tom and Anthony Pompliano discuss the usability issues in the cryptocurrency industry, how those issues could potentially be fixed, what Portis does, and why it’s so essential to gaining…
Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO and Co-Founder of Solana: What “Sharding” Actually Means
May 24, 2019 • 37 min
Anatoly Yakovenko is the CEO and Co-Founder of Solana. In this conversation, Anatoly and Anthony Pompliano discuss underwater hockey, Iron Man triathlons, self-custody of identity, the current use cases for high performing Blockchains, the complexities…
Bitcoin Sign Guy: The Legend of the Sign
May 23, 2019 • 68 min
Bitcoin Sign Guy is known as the Bitcoin Sign Guy. In this conversation, BSG and Anthony Pompliano discuss crypto anarchy, Bitcoin art, privacy, freedom, rule of law, code as free speech, and Bitcoin’s macro trends. ——- If you enjoyed this conversation,…
Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager: The Days of Crypto’s Wild West
May 22, 2019 • 44 min
Steve Ehrlich is the CEO of Voyager, a cryptoasset broker made for every investor. In this conversation, Steve and Anthony Pompliano discuss the brokerage business, the wild west of crypto, and Voyager. Steve has some wild stories from the early days of…
Tory Reiss, Co-Founder of TrustToken: Down Mt. Gox, Through Silk Road, to Justice Reform We Go
May 21, 2019 • 92 min
Tory Reiss is the Co-Founder of TrustToken. In this conversation, Tory and Anthony Pompliano discuss Mt. Gox, Silk Road, the challenges with tokenizing assets, drug decriminalization, criminal justice reform, financial literacy, and the automation of…
Santiago Siri, Founder of the Democracy Earth Foundation: Blockchain and Democracy
May 20, 2019 • 65 min
Santiago Siri is the founder of the Democracy Earth Foundation. In this conversation, we discuss what democracy actually means, how technology can improve governance in different ways, why he started a political party, how he helped implement quadratic…
Preston Van Loon, Co-Founder of Prysmatic Labs: The Plan to Scale Ethereum
May 17, 2019 • 47 min
Preston Van Loon is an Ethereum Protocol Developer and Co-Founder of Prysmatic Labs. In this conversation, we discuss testing frameworks, working at Google, blcokchain scalability, Ethereum 2.0, sharding, Ethereum Foundation Grants and what Preston and…
Ami Ben-David, Managing Partner at SPiCE VC: Why Ami Believes Long the Bankers
May 16, 2019 • 58 min
Ami Ben-David is Co-Founder & Managing Partner at SPiCE VC, and Founder at Ownera. In this conversation, we discuss tokenized securities, the role of bankers in the financial system moving forward, how freedom and privacy are related, and where Ami…
Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures: The Quality of Crypto Data and FUD Dice
May 15, 2019 • 73 min
Nic Carter is a Partner at Castle Island Ventures and a Co-Founder of CoinMetrics. In this conversation, we discuss financial service organizations interest in cryptocurrency, the quality of data in crypto, what areas of Bitcoin and crypto Nic is excited…
Nevin Freeman, Co-Founder of Reserve: The Store of Value Argument with Stablecoins
May 14, 2019 • 58 min
Nevin Freeman is the Co-Founder of Reserve. In this conversation, we discuss stablecoins, the future of crypto currencies, and the current challenges with crypto as a store of value. ——- Curious about Cryptocurrency but don’t know where to begin? Storm…
George Harrap, Co-Founder & CEO of Bitspark: The Revolution of Money Transfer
May 13, 2019 • 43 min
George Harrap is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bitspark. In this conversation, George and Anthony Pompliano discuss money transfer solutions, stablecoins, and how the current money transfer ecosystem has become bloated and slow. ——- If you enjoyed this…
Jai (Danny) An, Co-Founder & CEO of TrustToken: The Founding Story of TrueUSD
May 10, 2019 • 50 min
Jai (Danny) An is the Co-Founder & CEO of TrustToken. In this conversation, Jai and Anthony Pompliano discuss brain implant technology, automation of knowledge and value, how TrustToken built their crypto infrastructure, and the founding story of TrueUSD.…
David Wachsman, CEO of Wachsman: Building Your Brand in Crypto
May 9, 2019 • 63 min
David Wachsman is the Founder and CEO of Wachsman, a professional services firm focused on Blockchain and based in NYC. In this conversation, David and Anthony Pompliano discuss how startups can get the press’ attention, what are the most common marketing…
Patrick O’Kain, Special Agent for the DEA: How Criminals are Using Cryptocurrency
May 8, 2019 • 72 min
Patrick O’Kain is a special agent for the DEA. In this conversation, Patrick and Anthony Pompliano discuss Patrick’s time conducting intelligence work in Iraq, how he was trained to work in the DEA, what it’s like chasing Mexican drug cartels, how…
Chris Berry, Co-Founder of The Green Block Group: How Washington Understands New Technology
May 7, 2019 • 43 min
Chris Berry is Co-Founder and Partner of The Green Block Group. In this conversation, Chris and Anthony Pompliano discuss how technology is viewed in Washington DC, how politicians interact with constituents, what state treasurers do on a daily basis, and…
William Quigley, CEO of OPSkins & WAX: Crypto and the Effect of Intellectual Ownership
May 6, 2019 • 101 min
William Quigley is the CEO at OPSkins and WAX Token. In this conversation, William and Anthony Pompliano discuss working at Disney, the importance of monetizing intellectual property, why William’s work at Bell Labs Capital got him so excited about crypto…
Jae Kwon, Founder & CEO of Tendermint: Byzantine Fault Tolerance and Environmental Awareness
May 2, 2019 • 64 min
Jae Kwon is the Founder & CEO of Tendermint. In this conversation, Jae and Anthony Pompliano discuss consensus algorithms, Game of Stakes, nation-state surveillance, climate change, cow farts, life on mars, and liquid-solid states of matter. ——- If you…
Charlie Lee, Founder of Litecoin: Crypto’s Decade Long Evolution
May 1, 2019 • 65 min
Charlie Lee is the founder of Litecoin. In this live conversation, Charlie and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Coinbase, why Charlie originally built Litecoin, how crypto has evolved over the last decade, what the current challenges in the…
Ajeet Khurana, CEO of Zebpay: India’s Clampdown on Cryptocurrency
Apr 30, 2019 • 58 min
Ajeet Khurana is the CEO of Zebpay. In this conversation, Ajeet and Anthony Pompliano discuss the lightning network, exchanges, business models, and the current environment for crypto in India. ——- Curious about Cryptocurrency but don’t know where to…
Philippe Bekhazi, CEO of XBTO Group: The Yellow Vest Protests and the Global Financial Crisis’ Impact on Crypto
Apr 29, 2019 • 48 min
Philippe Bekhazi is the CEO of XBTO Group. In this conversation, Philippe and Anthony Pompliano discuss the yellow vest protest in Paris, his days working at SAC Capital, how the global financial crisis impacted many people in crypto today, why the…
John McCorvey, CEO of Stonegate Global Financial Group: From Cannabis to Crypto
Apr 26, 2019 • 73 min
John McCorvey is the CEO of Stonegate Global Financial Group. In this conversation, John and Anthony Pompliano discuss alternative assets, global asset allocation, cannabis and medical marijuana, Bitcoin and crypto, paying NCAA athletes, and what it was…
Jennifer Campbell, Co-Founder of Tagomi: Crypto and Automation’s Impact on Society
Apr 25, 2019 • 57 min
Jennifer Campbell is Co-Founder of Tagomi. In this conversation, Jennifer and Anthony Pompliano discuss growing up in Hong Kong and Vancouver, why trade execution in crypto has been so bad to date, what impact automation could have on society, and why…
David Sønstebø, Founder of IOTA: Digitally Native Assets and the Future Economy
Apr 24, 2019 • 46 min
David Sønstebø is the founder of IOTA. In this conversation, David and Anthony Pompliano discuss machine to machine transactions, automation, and how digitally native assets, accounting, and contracts fit into the future digital world. ——- If you enjoyed…
David Post, Ph.D. Managing Director, IBM Blockchain Accelerator: How to Decentralize a Centralized Network
Apr 23, 2019 • 46 min
David post is Managing Director at IBM Accelerator. In this conversation, David and Anthony Pompliano discuss transaction volumes, smart cities, and how to decentralize a centralized network. ——- Curious about Cryptocurrency but don’t know where to begin?…
Max Mersch, General Partner at Fabric: Why Nobody is Paying Attention to Rising Surveillance States
Apr 22, 2019 • 51 min
Max Mersch is a General Partner at Fabric. In this conversation, Max and Anthony Pompliano discuss surveillance states, Web 3.0, what areas of crypto are over-hyped, and what areas people should be paying more attention to. ——- BlockFi allows you to keep…
Viktor Radchenko, Founder of Trust Wallet: A Ukraine Immigrant Talks the Future of the Digital Wallet Ecosystem
Apr 19, 2019 • 46 min
Viktor Radchenko is the Founder of Trust Wallet. In this conversation, Viktor and Anthony Pompliano discuss Viktor’s time growing up in Ukraine, how he immigrated to the U.S., why he initially learned to code software, what drove him to focus on the…
Juan Hernandez, Founder & CEO of Open Finance Network: Crypto’s Biggest Impending Issues
Apr 18, 2019 • 50 min
Juan Hernandez is the founder and CEO of Open Finance Network. In this conversation, Juan and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current state of digital securities, the quality of assets being tokenized today, and the challenges facing the industry moving…
Adam Draper, Co-Founder of Boost VC: Why Investing in Weird Things Leads to Great Returns
Apr 17, 2019 • 99 min
Adam Draper is a Co-Founder of Boost VC. In this conversation, Adam and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, space, aliens, oceans, and why investing in weird things delivers great returns. ——- Ethereal Summit returns to New…
Kiana Danial, CEO of Invest Diva: How Sanctions Impact the Development of Cryptocurrency
Apr 16, 2019 • 36 min
Kiana Danial is the CEO of Invest Diva and author of Cryptocurrency Investing for Dummies. In this conversation, Kiana and Anthony Pompliano discuss Kiana growing up in Iran, the Bitcoin Lightning Torch, how to write a book on a subject you know nothing…
Joyce Yang, Founder of Global Coin Research: China’s Hostile Position Against Bitcoin
Apr 15, 2019 • 47 min
Joyce Yang is the Founder of Global Coin Research. In this conversation, Joyce and Anthony Pompliano discuss the regulation of crypto in Asia, how China is responding to the interest in Bitcoin, and what U.S. based teams don’t understand about the global…
Jeremy Gardner, Managing Partner at Ausum Ventures: How We Built the First Crypto Prediction Market
Apr 12, 2019 • 79 min
Jeremy Gardner is a Co-Founder of Auger, and a Managing Partner at Ausum Ventures. In this episode, Jeremy and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Bitcoin college clubs, how the first prediction market got built, what it was like to be part of the…
Muneeb Ali, Co-Founder of Blockstack: Publicly Filing or a Reg A+ Token Sale
Apr 11, 2019 • 31 min
Muneeb Ali is a Co-Founder of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps. For the last year, Muneeb and his team have been working to conduct a regulated token offering under the Reg A+ Exemption. This morning, they publicly filed their…
Mike Belshe, Founder of BitGo: Inside The Collision of Crypto and Wall Street
Apr 10, 2019 • 50 min
Mike Belshe is the founder of BitGo. In this conversation, Mike and Anthony Pompliano discuss working at Netscape, having $25,000,000 of Bitcoin under his couch, building a leading custody provider, and why insurance is so important for this industry. ——…
Bill Ottman, Founder & CEO of Minds: An Entrepreneur and Free Speech Activist Talks Crypto and Censorship
Apr 8, 2019 • 85 min
Bill Ottman is the founder and CEO of Minds.com. In this conversation, Bill and Anthony Pompliano discuss free speech, social networks, censorship, crypto as money and an incentive, and what Bill thinks about Aliens. —— Totle is a rare blockchain…
Avichal Garg, Managing Partner at Electric Capital: An Ex-Facebook & Google Product Manager Talks Crypto Investing
Apr 5, 2019 • 77 min
Avichal Garg is the Managing Partner at Electric Capital. In this conversation, Avichal talks about the early days of working at Google and Facebook, building a machine learning company, and his career progression from employee to founder to crypto VC. ——…
Alon Goren, Co-Founder of Crypto Invest Summit: The Early VC days of Crypto
Apr 3, 2019 • 35 min
Alon Goren is the Co-Founder of Crypto Invest Summit and Founding Partner at Goren Home Ventures. In this conversation, Alon and Anthony Pompliano discuss the upcoming CIS Conference in LA, how Alon got into Bitcoin and crypto, and what it was like to…
Dan Zuller, Partner at Vision Hill Advisors: How Fund of Funds Examine Crypto and Digital Assets
Apr 1, 2019 • 57 min
Dan Zuller is a partner at Vision Hill Advisors. In this conversation, Dan and Anthony Pompliano discuss fund of funds in crypto, what investing strategies are enticing right now, how due diligence of asset managers works, and what institutions are…
Matthew Roszak, Co-Founder of Bloq: A Leading Blockchain Entrepreneur on the Next Generation of Cryptocurrency
Mar 29, 2019 • 62 min
Matthew Roszak is the Co-Founder of Bloq, Inc. In this conversation, Matthew and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Bitcoin, how crypto has evolved over the last ten years, and why Matthew is building a company now. ——- Join the Off the Chain…
John McAfee, Founder of McAfee Associates: Inside the Mind of Crypto’s Bad Boy
Mar 27, 2019 • 51 min
John McAfee is the Founder of McAfee Associates. For this conversation, Anthony Pompliano travelled to Exuma, Bahamas to record this interview in person, and to give John a platform to tell his own story. ——- Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp’s…
Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital: A Billionaire on Why Crypto
Mar 25, 2019 • 81 min
Mike Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital. In this conversation, Mike and Anthony Pompliano discuss Mike’s time at Goldman Sachs and Fortress, how he lost billionaire status, and what that meant, the criminal justice system and bail reform,…
Stuart Popejoy & Will Martino, Co-Founders of Kadena: The Intersection of Public and Private Blockchains
Mar 22, 2019 • 59 min
Stuart Popejoy and Will Martino are the co-founders of Kadena. In this conversation, Stuart, Will, and Anthony Pompliano discuss their work at J.P. Morgan, what they think about JPM Coin, why they’re bullish on building a hybrid public and private…
Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder of Chainalysis: Catching the Bad Actors in Cryptocurrency
Mar 20, 2019 • 63 min
Jonathan Levin is Co-Founder of Chainalysis. In this conversation, Jonathan and Anthony Pompliano discuss how to build a startup, what it’s like to pitch a Silicon Valley Venture Capital Fund, why Chain Analysis tools are important, what the bad actors…
Steven Nerayoff, Chairman of ADAPtive Holdings: Crypto’s Trajectory and Stories from the Past
Mar 18, 2019 • 54 min
Steven Nerayoff @stevennerayoff is the Chairman of ADAPtive Holdings, parent company of CasperLabs. In this conversation, Steven and Anthony Pompliano discuss the past, present, and future of Crypto, the original founding story and architecture of…
Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash Group: How To Drive Crypto Adoption
Mar 15, 2019 • 71 min
Ryan Taylor is the CEO of Dash Group. In this conversation, Ryan and Anthony Pompliano discuss how to drive adoption of cryptocurrencies, how Venezuelans are using Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, and others, and why the user experience is so important in this…
John Wu, CEO of Digital Assets at SharesPost: What Assets Should Be Tokenized Next
Mar 13, 2019 • 45 min
John Wu is the CEO of Digital Assets at SharesPost. In this conversation, John and Pompliano discuss tokenizing assets, the current infrastructure landscape, how institutional investors are looking at security tokens, and what John believes are the best…
Hany Rashwan, Founder and CEO of Amun: An Egyptian Born Entrepreneur Talks Crypto
Mar 12, 2019 • 65 min
Hany Rashwan is the Founder and CEO of Amun, the company behind the first crypto ETP approved by a public stock exchange. In this conversation, Hany and Anthony Pompliano discuss the intersection of crypto and finance, how regulators are thinking about…
Peter McCormack, Host of What Bitcoin Did: Marketing, Memes, and the Adoption of Crypto
Mar 8, 2019 • 76 min
Peter McCormack is the host of popular Bitcoin podcast: “What Bitcoin Did.” In this wide-ranging conversation, Peter and Anthony Pompliano discuss podcasting, marketing, Twitter, and how to build brands in today’s environment. This is part one of two.…
Ric Burton, Co-Founder of Balance: Crypto on a Global Scale
Mar 6, 2019 • 76 min
Ric Burton is the Co-Founder of Balance. In this conversation, we discuss the power of crypto currencies on a global scale, why DAI and Maker are so interesting, what the issues are with the Legacy Financial System, and what Ric thinks are the things to…
Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle: Circle’s Place In Crypto
Mar 4, 2019 • 89 min
Jeremy Allaire is the CEO of Circle, one of the most well respected crypto incumbents. In this conversation, Jeremy and Anthony Pompliano discuss Jeremy’s experience taking numerous companies public, the similarities he sees with the dot-com bubble, how…
Eric Piscini, Deloitte Ex-Head of Blockchain: Supply Chain Enterprise In Use Today
Mar 1, 2019 • 29 min
Eric Piscini is the Deloitte Ex-Head of Blockchain. In this conversation, Eric and Anthony Pompliano discuss all things Enterprise Blockchain, and applying Blockchain technology to the supply chain. ——- Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp’s daily…
Ed Moncada, Founder & CEO of Blockfolio: The Future of Crypto Governance
Feb 27, 2019 • 61 min
Ed Moncada is the Founder and CEO of Blockfolio. In this conversation, Ed and Anthony Pompliano discuss how Ed is a big poker player, the real story behind Dash, why he started Blockfolio and how it’s become one of the top apps in the crypto space, and…
Cathie Wood, Founder & CEO of ARK Invest: The Intersection of Genomes, AI, and Blockchain
Feb 25, 2019 • 92 min
Cathie Wood is the Founder & CEO of ARK Invest. In this conversation, Cathie and Anthony Pompliano discuss investing in innovative technologies, building asset management firms, how crypto is related to things like autonomous cars, and why Bitcoin should…
Alex Gladstein, CSO of the Human Rights Foundation: Bitcoin and Global Welfare
Feb 22, 2019 • 66 min
Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and a guest lecturer at Singularity University. In this conversation, Gladstein and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, foreign aid, Web 3.0 as a decentralized world, unbanking the…
Nolan Bauerle, Director of Research at CoinDesk: Cryptography’s 90s-esque Boom
Feb 20, 2019 • 62 min
Nolan Bauerle is the Director of Research at CoinDesk, an early proponent of Bitcoin. In this conversation, Nolan and Anthony Pompliano discuss Canada’s past investigations into the global financial crisis, how Ethereum’s ERC standards shook the world,…
CZ, Founder and CEO of Binance: Binance and the Future of Global Crypto Regulation
Feb 18, 2019 • 56 min
CZ is the Founder and CEO of Binance, a company with 400 employees, and hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. In this conversation, CZ and Anthony Pompliano discuss what he understood that many others didn’t when he started the company, how he…
Robert Habermeier, Co-Founder of Polkadot: Why Early Crypto Adopters Didn’t Care About the Money
Feb 15, 2019 • 38 min
Robert Habermeier is a Co-Founder of Polkadot, and a former core developer for Parity. In this conversation, Habermeier and Anthony Pompliano discuss Ethereum, the scalability issues, Oracles, layer two scaling solutions, and why the best people in early…
Jesse Lund, Head of Blockchain Solutions at IBM: How Fortune 500s Treat Crypto
Feb 13, 2019 • 50 min
Jesse Lund is the Head of Blockchain Solutions at IBM. In this conversation, Jesse and Anthony Pompliano discuss enterprise blockchains, how IBM is using the technology, what their customers are saying, and what Jesse sees as the most important things for…
Sam Cassatt, CSO of ConsenSys: The Scalability of Ethereum
Feb 11, 2019 • 68 min
Sam Cassatt is the CSO of ConsenSys. In this conversation, Sam and Anthony Pompliano discuss the history of ConsenSys, Sam’s perspective of foreign governments’ views on liquid crypto, why Maker is so interesting, and the current scalability conversation…
Talal Tabbaa, Co-Founder of Jibrel Network: How He Convinced the Saudi Prince to Buy Crypto
Feb 8, 2019 • 64 min
Talal Tabbaa is the Co-Founder and COO of Jibrel Network. In this conversation, Talal and Anthony Pompliano discuss how he convinced the Saudi prince to buy crypto, what the regulatory and startup environment is like in the Middle East, and how tokenized…
Jarrod Dicker, VP Technology at The Washington Post: Free Speech and Censorship on a Blockchain
Feb 6, 2019 • 37 min
Jarrod Dicker is the former CEO of Po.et. In this conversation, Jarrod and Anthony Pompliano what’s wrong with the media today, what potential solutions may be, how censorship and free speech are constantly tested ideas, and how foreign governments like…
David Bleznak, Founder & CEO of Totle: Simplifying Decentralized Exchanges
Feb 4, 2019 • 39 min
David Bleznak is the founder and CEO of Detroit based Totle. In this live recording, Bleznak and Anthony Pompliano discuss tokenization of assets, the current regulatory environment, future financing mechanisms, and fundraising in today’s bear market.…
Nikhil Kalghatgi, Founding Partner at CoVenture Crypto: Why Aligning Incentives in Crypto is Challenging
Feb 1, 2019 • 62 min
Nikhil Kalghatgi is a founding Partner at CoVenture Crypto. In this conversation, Nikhil and Anthony Pompliano discuss Nikhil’s work at SoftBank, how to apply Moonshot Investing to digital assets, and what CoVenture is currently excited about as the…
Ateet Ahluwalia, Managing Director, Coventure: Inside the Mind of a Crypto Quant
Jan 30, 2019 • 60 min
Ateet Ahluwalkia is a managing director at Coventure. In this conversation, Ateet and Anthony Pompliano discuss Quant Trading, the challenges with finding great data in crypto, and what the future of active management may look like. ——- Join the Off the…
Eduardo Gómez: An on the Ground Perspective from Venezuela
Jan 28, 2019 • 47 min
Eduardo Gómez is the head of support at Purse.io, a native Venezuelan who has been working to expand adoption and awareness of Bitcoin throughout his country. In this conversation, Gómez and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current political issues in…
Tom Shaughnessy, 51percent Founder: Crypto Research in the Wild West
Jan 25, 2019 • 47 min
Tom Shaughnessy is the founder of the institutional crypto research platform 51Percent. In this conversation, Shaughnessy and Anthony Pompliano discuss what equity research is, how information is gathered in crypto, and how institutions are thinking about…
Roy Niederhoffer, President of R.G. Niederhoffer Capital: A Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Manager Talks Crypto
Jan 23, 2019 • 46 min
Roy Niederhoffer has been a quantitative hedge fund manager for over 25 years. In 1993, Roy founded R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, which invests in global public equity, fixed income, currency, and commodity markets. Roy’s fund, which manages over…
Matt Galligan, Interchange CEO: Portfolio Management for Crypto Investors
Jan 21, 2019 • 49 min
Matt Galligan is the founder and CEO of The Picks and Shovels Company. In this conversation, Galligan and Anthony Pompliano discuss crypto custody, crypto data, trading, and what needs to happen for crypto to continue progressing. ——- Join the Off the…
Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink: Smart Contracts 101
Jan 16, 2019 • 41 min
Sergey Nazarov is the CEO of Chainlink, one of the most interesting companies in the smart contract space. He’s been building blockchain smart contracts since 2011, and this is definitely the most in-depth we’ve gone on the topic. Sergey is a firm…
Halsey Minor, Co-Founder of Salesforce: The Rise of Distributed Computing
Jan 14, 2019 • 80 min
Halsey Minor is one of the biggest internet and tech pioneers of our day. In 1993 he co-founded CNET, which would eventually be sold to CBS for 1.8 billion dollars. In 1999 he helped Marc Benioff co-found Salesforce. Today, Halsey is working on a bunch of…
Rahul Sood, Founder of Unikrn: E-Sports will be Bigger than Traditional Gaming
Jan 9, 2019 • 53 min
Rahul Sood is the CEO of Unikrn, an E-Sports startup backed by the likes of Mark Cuban, Tim Draper, Brock Pierce, and Pantera Capital. In this conversation, Rahul and Anthony Pompliano discuss Rahul’s experience selling his first company to HP, his time…
Pascal Gauthier, President of Ledger: What is Cold Storage and Why Does it Matter?
Dec 19, 2018 • 45 min
Pascal Gauthier is the President of Ledger, one of the most well known crypto hardware wallets, and the creator of the Ledger Vault for institutions. In this conversation, Gauthier and Anthony Pompliano discuss his past experience building a data company…
Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower: The Current State of Crypto
Dec 17, 2018 • 68 min
Ari Paul is the CIO of BlockTower, one of the best known crypto investment firms. In this conversation, Paul and Anthony Pompliano discuss his previous work at a university endowment, what Ari thinks about the current state of crypto, and how he sees…
Howard Lindzon, GP at Social Leverage: The Science of Seed Investing
Dec 12, 2018 • 70 min
Howard Lindzon is one of the best FinTech investors in the world. His portfolio speaks for itself. In this conversation, Lindzon and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Lindzon looks for in great founding teams, and the trends he’s excited about moving…
Ali Hamed, founder of CoVenture: A VC’s Take on Crypto
Dec 10, 2018 • 91 min
Ali Hamed is the founder of CoVenture. In this conversation, Hamed and Anthony Pompliano discuss crypto currency, blockchain, Bitcoin, direct lending, alternative asset management, and why Bitcoin is like Kim Kardashian. ——- BlockFi BlockFi allows you to…
Josh Stein, Harbor CEO: Tokenizing the World
Dec 5, 2018 • 60 min
Josh Stein is the CEO of Harbor. In this conversation, Stein and Anthony Pompliano discuss tokenized securities, the future of finance, and why they both believe every stock, bond, currency, and commodity will be digitized in the future. BlockFi BlockFi…
Matt Jennings - Kingdom Trust: The Future of Crypto Custody
Dec 3, 2018 • 59 min
Matt Jennings is the founder and CEO of Kingdom Trust, the first regulated financial institution to offer custody of digital assets, making them the first qualified custodian in the digital asset industry. ——- Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp’s…
Ken Nguyen: Tokenizing the World One Startup at a Time
Nov 28, 2018 • 60 min
Ken Nguyen is the founder and CEO of Republic. In this conversation, Nguyen and Anthony Pompliano discuss working at AngelList, the variations of securities law, building a startup in a highly regulated market, and why tokenization could eradicate global…
Ryan Selkis: Building Accountability in Crypto
Nov 26, 2018 • 58 min
Ryan Selkis is the founder of Messari, an open data library and curation tool that helps researchers, investors, and regulators make sense of the crypto industry. In this conversation, Selkis and Anthony Pompliano discuss macro-crypto trends, the…
Alex Mashinsky: What Decentralization Really Means
Nov 21, 2018 • 80 min
Alex Mashinsky is the founder and CEO of Celsius Network. He has invented and built a number of disruptive technologies over the years, including Voice Over IP. In this conversation, Mashinsky and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, crypto lending, and…
Juthica Chou: Crypto Derivatives 101
Nov 19, 2018 • 40 min
Juthica Chou is the founder of LedgerX. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Juthica discuss working at Goldman Sachs, what options are and why they are important, how LedgerX became the only federally regulated crypto derivative platform, and what…
Mike Jones: How the Former CEO of MySpace Thinks About Disruption
Nov 14, 2018 • 54 min
Mike Jones is the CEO of Science Inc, a start-up accelerator based in Los Angeles. He previously was the CEO of Myspace, along with a number of other companies. In this conversation, Jones and Anthony Pompliano discuss disruption, Myspace, the future of…
Bill Barhydt: Ex-CIA and Goldman Sachs Entrepreneur on What’s Next for Bitcoin
Nov 12, 2018 • 60 min
Bill Barhydt is the founder of Abra, a simple to use crypto-currency investment platform backed by some of the best investors in the world. In this conversation, Barhydt and Anthony Pompliano discuss working at the CIA, financial services regulation,…
Marco Santori: The Godfather of Crypto Law
Nov 7, 2018 • 83 min
Marco Santori is the President and Chief Legal Officer of Blockchain, the easy way to send, receive, store, and trade digital currencies. In this conversation, Santori and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Santori’s original conversations with federal…
Murad Mahmudov: The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument
Oct 31, 2018 • 100 min
Murad Mahmudov is one of the highest conviction Bitcoin Maximalists in the world. In this conversation, Murad and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Bitcoin is, how it works, the importance of its deflationary monetary system, why all Fiat Currencies are…
Brandon Arvanaghi: Building the Gemini Dollar
Oct 29, 2018 • 27 min
Brandon Arvanaghi is a security engineer at Gemini, and one of the minds behind the Gemini Dollar, the first regulated stablecoin. In this conversation, Arvanaghi and Anthony Pompliano discuss what a regulated stablecoin is, how the Gemini Dollar works,…
Michael Oved: Building Airswap and Fluidity
Oct 26, 2018 • 54 min
Michael Oved is the founder of Airswap and Fluidity. In this conversation, Oved and Anthony Pompliano discuss decentralized exchanges, tokenized securities, and what he’s up to with Airswap and Fluidity.
Nathaniel Whittemore: Marketing in A Blockchain World
Oct 24, 2018 • 66 min
Nathaniel Whittemore is one of the best known voices in Crypto. He has pioneered Long Reads Sunday, where he summarizes the top news of the week in a single long thread. In this conversation, Whittemore and Anthony Pompliano cover everything from Bitcoin…
Edward Woodford: Building A Regulated Crypto Exchange
Oct 22, 2018 • 48 min
Edward Woodford is the co-founder of Seed CX, an institutional trading platform that recieved approval from the CFCT as a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) in August 2016. In this conversation, Woodford and Anthony Pompliano discuss crypto financial products,…
Austen Allred: How to Fix Our Broken Education System
Oct 17, 2018 • 55 min
Austen Allred is the co-founder and CEO of Lambda School, a full computer science education that’s free until you get a high paying job. In this conversation, Allred and Anthony Pompliano Discuss Y Combinator, the challenges of building a startup, what it…
Downtown Josh Brown: Where Does Crypto Fit in Your Portfolio?
Oct 10, 2018 • 68 min
Josh Brown is famous on Twitter and is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. In this conversation Brown and Anthony Pompliano discuss ghosts, aliens, bubbles, stocks, Bitcoin, Tesla, Tilray, a mysterious fidelity investment report that disappeared, and…
CoinList’s Andy Bromberg: The Future of Crypto Fundraising
Oct 8, 2018 • 53 min
Andy Bromberg is the CEO of CoinList, a trusted platform for running compliant token sales. In this conversation we cover the Stanford Bitcoin Club, airdrops, security tokens, accreditation laws, and why some companies in crypto are doomed to fail.
Ken Seiff: Staying Up When the Market Is Down
Oct 4, 2018 • 63 min
Ken Seiff is the Managing Partner at Blockchange, a venture capital firm investing exclusively in early stage block chain companies, protocols, and applications that are trying to make a dent in the universe. In this conversation, Ken Seiff and Anthony…
Michael Sonnenshein: The Largest Crypto Asset Manager
Oct 2, 2018 • 56 min
Michael Sonnenshein is the managing director at Grayscale Investments, a trusted authority on digital currency and investing. In this conversation, Sonnenshein and Anthony Pompliano discuss bitcoin, institutional investors, and DCG’s bet on Ethereum…
Jake Chervinsky: Defending Crypto from the SEC
Sep 26, 2018 • 87 min
Jake Chervinsky serves as Defense Counsel in U.S. government criminal investigation’s at Kobre & Kim, a law firm based in Washington, DC. In this conversation, Jake Chervinsky and Anthony Pompliano discuss Securities Law, accreditation standards,…
Frank Chaparro: Behind the Scenes of Crypto Media
Sep 24, 2018 • 50 min
Frank Chaparro is a Crypto-Journalist currently at The Block, a global community for Crypto enthusiasts. He previously covered the intersection of Crypto on Wall Street in Business Insider. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Frank Chaparro cover…
Travis Kling: The Secrets of a Crypto Trader
Sep 19, 2018 • 99 min
Travis Kling is the founder and CIO at Ikigai Asset Management, an investment firm focused on crypto assets. He previously was a portfolio manager at Point72 where he traded Long/Short Energy Equities. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Travis…
Gabor Gurbacs: What’s the Latest with the Bitcoin ETF?
Sep 17, 2018 • 57 min
Gabor Gubacs is Director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck where he focuses on the Bitcoin ETF. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Gabor discuss the ridiculous accreditation laws, Bitcoin and traditional ETFs, why regulators are currently…
The Future of Lending with Zac Prince of BlockFi
Sep 13, 2018 • 51 min
Zac Prince is the Founder & CEO of BlockFi, an asset backed lending platform for crypto. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Zac Prince cover how asset backed lending works in crypto, the psychology of a borrower, and tokenized stores of value.
Michael Moro: The Institutionalization of Crypto
Sep 11, 2018 • 55 min
Micheal Moro is the CEO of Genesis Trading, a FINRA registered broker dealer providing liquidity for institutions in the crypto space. Michael previously worked at SecondMarket and Citi. In this conversation, Anthony and Michael cover crypto market…
Niv Dror: Building Engaged Crypto Communities
Sep 5, 2018 • 63 min
Niv Dror is the Founder of Shrug Capital, a venture fund focused on early stage consumer products. He previously worked at AngelList and Product Hunt. In this conversation, Anthony and Niv cover consumer technology, how to build engaged communities, and…
Marty Bent: The Secrets of Bitcoin
Sep 5, 2018 • 71 min
Marty Bent is the Editor In Chief at Marty’s Bent, a newsletter about Bitcoin. He’s also the host of Tales from the Crypt, a podcast about Bitcoin. Marty is one of the most knowledgable people in the space. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and…
Arjun Balaji: A Financial System Built on Bitcoin
Sep 4, 2018 • 72 min
Arjun Balaji is the Chief Investment Officer of Shomei Capital. He consistently voices one of the most interesting perspectives in crypto. From diving into the many altcoin scams to a philosophical debate on “What is Money?”, this is a conversation you…
Mike Dudas: Crypto’s PR Crisis
Aug 31, 2018 • 50 min
Mike Dudas is the Founder of The Block, a crypto focused community that helps people cut through the noise. He previously Co-Founded Button and before that, worked at Venmo and PayPal. In this conversation, Anthony and Mike discuss the role of media in…
Ryan Shea: Battling the Internet Giants Pt. 2
Aug 29, 2018 • 103 min
Ryan Shea is the Co-Founder of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Ryan discuss freedom of speech, the manipulation of user data in the digital world, how decentralization will improve the…
Muneeb Ali: Abuse of Power through Centralization Pt. 1
Aug 29, 2018 • 79 min
Muneeb Ali is the Co-Founder of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Muneeb discuss the problems with today’s internet giants, why you should care about decentralization, and what scares him about…
Jim O’Shaughnessy: The Psychology of Investing
Aug 27, 2018 • 61 min
Jim O’Shaughnessy is a Wall Street legend and the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, which has $6.2B in assets under management. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Jim discuss the psychology behind…
Caitlin Long: Wall Street Isn’t Bitcoin’s Friend
Aug 27, 2018 • 51 min
Caitlin Long spent 22 years on Wall Street, including Morgan Stanley, where she was Head of Corporate Strategies and Pension Solutions. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Caitlin discuss why Wall Street’s involvement may hurt Bitcoin (rather than…
Meltem Demirors: The Dark Side of Crypto
Aug 26, 2018 • 79 min
In this conversation, Meltem and Anthony Pompliano discuss the intersection of technology and finance, why she believes stablecoins are the new CDOs, and where cryptoassets fit into an institutional investors’ portfolio.