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Ep 37 | CRYPTO EDITION: The Metaverse & Future Human Potential
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Ep 37 | CRYPTO EDITION: The Metaverse & Future Human Potential

The metaverse can be a puzzling concept. Is it just an immersive gaming experience or a type of virtual reality? No – it’s much more. The metaverse is taking hold in gaming but has wide-ranging implications for art, culture, finance, “corporate” governance, the future of work, and more. In short, the metaverse will change the...

The Money Movement is Expanding
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The Money Movement is Expanding

Last year, in the height of the pandemic, we decided to launch The Money Movement. Nearly forty episodes and thousands of views/downloads later, we’ve covered an incredible range of topics with guests like Larry Summers, Balaji Srinivasan and others from top crypto organizations like Dapper Labs, Aave and FTX. And now… we’re expanding. Expanding in...

Episode 36: Crypto & The Carbon Emissions Debate
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Episode 36: Crypto & The Carbon Emissions Debate

With exploding interest and adoption of Crypto, once again the debate over "Crypto’s Carbon Footprint" has returned, with critics lobbing wild assertions about the energy footprint of Proof-of-Work network security. We will break down the facts, the research, and a view into not just how crypto is driving renewable energy innovation, but also examine the...

Episode 35: The Financialization of NFTs
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Episode 35: The Financialization of NFTs

We are about to experience a convergence of NFTs with DeFi, forming a new capital market for content and brands. Join us this week on Clubhouse where we explore these concepts with special guests Sean Neville, Co-Founder of Circle and Jake Brukhman. Foudner & CEO of CoinFund. About the show The global economy is experiencing...

Episode 33: DeFi in 2021 with Aave Founder Stani Kulechov
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Episode 33: DeFi in 2021 with Aave Founder Stani Kulechov

DeFi markets have exploded over the last 12 months, fueled by innovations in borrowing and lending protocols, widely accessible stablecoins, and new forms of capital markets entirely mediated by open source protocols and software on public blockchains. One of the most innovative and high-growth players in the DeFi space is Aave, who today is the...

Episode 32: Black Empowerment with Crypto
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Episode 32: Black Empowerment with Crypto

Accelerating adoption of crypto is raising significant questions about how it can play a role in improving the economy at large. Not only does crypto have a diversity problem, it is also woefully misunderstood in broader communities, including communities of color. Moreover, as we enter a new era of a Biden Administration, from a financial...

Episode 31: DeFi and Self-Driving Banks
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Episode 31: DeFi and Self-Driving Banks

While 2020 represented an enormous growth year in crypto assets on the whole, the defining theme that drove so much of both the innovation and economic opportunity was driven by DeFi. The rapid growth of Compound Protocol and the launch of the COMP governance token sparked enormous growth in the entire category of decentralized protocols...

Episode 30: The Crypto Transformation
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Episode 30: The Crypto Transformation

Kicking off 2021, we’re going to widen out the lens and explore the big picture social and economic impact of crypto. Rapidly accelerating adoption of blockchains and crypto currency are merely early indicators for and enablers of a much larger global social and economic transformation. Crypto infrastructure offers a radically new infrastructure on which to...

What is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company?
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What is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company?

2020 was definitely the year of alternative and innovative funding strategies for companies looking into raising capital via the financial markets. We saw more companies go IPO then you would ever imagine. How did they get this done and what is the method called? Here is a simple breakdown of what a SPAC (blank check...

Episode 29: A Macro Conversation with Michael Casey
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Episode 29: A Macro Conversation with Michael Casey

This week we are joined by one of the strongest big picture thinkers on crypto, Michael Casey, currently Chief Content Officer at Coindesk, and previously a special advisor to the MIT Media Labs Digital Currency Initiative, and also author of The Age of Cryptocurrency while being a veteran reporter on financial markets for the Wall...