The Pomp Podcast

The Pomp Podcast

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Hosted by Anthony Pompliano


#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.