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  • How a swiss bank got started in crypto 10. June 2022
    Romain Braud is director of digital assets at Arab Bank in Switzerland. Arab Bank offers services for crypto custody, trading, staking, and lending. They also offer classic banking services. We will discuss - how Romain convinced Arab bank to embrace crypto - what are the obstacles most banks still face when they want to start […]
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  • Liquity, an Ether backed stable coin, created in Switzerland 30. May 2022
    I talk to Micheal Svoboda, he is the COO of Liquity. Liquity is a collateralized back stable coin. It is backed by Ether. It is therefore completely different from Terra-Luna. Its closest relative is the Dai stable coin. However Liquity has 2 major advantages over Dai. First, it is interest free and second the minimum […]
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  • Meet the cryptographer that Linux, Google and Ethereum trust, JP Aumasson 6. May 2022
    Jean-Philippe Aumasson is a cryptographer. He developed a hashing algorithm called Blake. It is trusted by Linux, Google and Ethereum. We will discuss Blake, what cryptography is, and what a cryptographer actually does. We also discuss MPC,NFT and more Time stamps 00:43 Backround 03:06 Working at Kudelski  05:07 Cryptography math and mountaineering 06:59 Cryptography and hacking  08:36 Cryptography and programing  […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Crypto Developments in April 2022 4. May 2022
    We discuss stablecoins, defi, and the decentralisation of Ethereum Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 00:29 stablecoins 07:08 Liquity and crypto-backed stablecoins 10:33 Stablecoin trilemas 12:43 Defi, Institutional demand 16:07 How decentralised is Ethereum 16:20 POS leads to centralisation 21:24  Metamask and Infura 30:05 Vitalik's post on bitcoin maximalism If you enjoyed this episode, share this link on […]
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  • Meet the people who educate the US government on bitcoin energy consumption and ESG 2. May 2022
    The Bitcoin Policy Institute is an interdisciplinary cohort of economists, coders, lawyers, climate scientists, philosophers, and policy analysts, providing research, fact checking and commentary on Bitcoin. This is the second part of an interview I did with Mathew Pines. In this episode we discuss BPI's views on Bitcoin and energy consumption. He explains why it […]
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  • Meet the people who educate the US government on bitcoin 28. April 2022
    The Bitcoin Policy Institute is an interdisciplinary cohort of economists, coders, lawyers, climate scientists, philosophers, and policy analysts, providing research, fact checking and commentary on Bitcoin. We will discuss with Mathew Pines what they do, who their message is for, why there has been recent changes to the U S government's approach to crypto, whether crypto can […]
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  • How you can make money from your network with Braintrust 11. April 2022
    Braintrust is the world's first user owned talent market place for freelancers. In this episode, the co-founder, Adam Jackson tells us how it works and why freelancers make much more in this platform than on privately owned platforms and how it continues its explosive growth since our previous episode. We also discuss investments by venture […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Crypto Developments in March 2022 4. April 2022
    We discuss crypto adoption in Lugano and their new law, regulatory issues in USA and Europe, Exxon mining bitcoin and Ukraine and crypto usage Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 01:04 Crypto adoption in Lugano 06:56 Regulatory issues in Europe 10:33 Biden's executive order 12:14 UK-unlicensed ATM machines and crypto advertising 16:34 Ethereum test to move to POS a success 18:35 Exxon and […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Crypto Developments in Febuary 2022 28. February 2022
    We discuss financial censorship by the US government towards Afghanistan, financial censorship by the Canadian government towards their citizens, AOPP, the travel rule, the big four accounting firms adopting crypto and more. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 01:22 Censorship, Afghanistan Central Bank, Canada and Russia 12:54 Russia and Crypto 18:38 Trezor and AOPP 27:41 Travel Rule and […]
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  • El Salvador - Does bitcoin fix this? 10. February 2022
    Anita Posch is back from El Salvador. We discuss -her take aways of bitcoin in El Salvador -President Bukele’s human rights record -President Bukele's desire to be bigger than bitcoin -Chivo wallet and Algorand -Who holds the keys to El Salvador’s coins -The importance of censorship resistant money -The importance of bitcoin education -Anita’s book […]
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  • Who made billions in crypto in 2021? 3. February 2022
    This episode is directed to angel investors and venture capitalists. If you are interested in getting an idea of the valuations of crypto firms, I ask the question; how much are Swiss crypto startups really worth? How do they compare to well known startups in the USA or elsewhere? What information is available and what […]
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  • 5 most important Crypto developments in January 2022 27. January 2022
    We discuss the Swiss National Bank’s CBDC project called “Helvetia” and how Blockchain Innovation Group participated in a test phase of it. We also discuss, custody solutions, security of Defi, monitoring the Lightning network, bitcoin’s distribution and more. Timestamps: 01:03 Introduction 02:43 Helvetia phase 2 and Swiss CBDC 08:38 DLT, Blockchain and CBDC 18:26 Difference […]
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  • The 3 reasons why Plan B stock-to-flow model is not reliable. 8. January 2022
    Daniele Bernardi is the founder and CEO of Diaman Partners. Diaman Partners is a Fintech asset management company. Daniele recently wrote an article in Cointelegraph entitled “The three reasons why Plan B stock-to-flow model is not reliable.” In this podcast we discuss 1. what stock to flow is 2. the weakness of the model 3. […]
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  • 5 Most Important Headlines of 2021 and Predictions for 2022 17. December 2021
    We review the main headlines of 2021 and make several predictions for 2022. We discuss El Salvador, Lightning, RGB, Ethereum, Defi and regulation.  I am joined by Mauro Cappielo and Alex Poltorak. Timestamps: 01:27 Bitcoin and Ether price 01:48 El Salvador, Lightning and Taproot 04:44 Microstrategy 05:27 Dogecoin 07:36 China bans Bitcoin and Meta 10:21 […]
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  • The 5 most important headlines in crypto in October and November 1. December 2021
    Welcome to The Swiss Road to Crypto monthly review of the main headlines in crypto for the month of October and November 2021. I am joined as usual by Mauro Cappielo, CEO and founder of Blockchain Innovation group and by Alex Poltorak, Co-founder of Hodling SA. Today the subjects we will talk about are: 1. […]
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  • Richard Astle - Fireblocks 25. November 2021
    Today I am pleased to speak to Richard Astle. Richard is the head of Switzerland and Middle East at Fireblocks. Fireblocks is a platform for institutions to help them custody and manage crypto assets as well as access Defi. Their clients are mainly institutions trading crypto and custodying crypto for clients. In this episode we […]
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  • Eliezer Ndinga - 21 Shares - Ethereum, Decentralisation, NFT's and Bitcoin 17. November 2021
    Eliezer Ndinga is research lead at 21 Shares. 21 Shares produces regular research on many subjects relating to crypto. Eli’s articles are often featured in Bloomberg, Business Insider and other major outlets. In this episode we will cover -NFT and decentralisation -decentralized storage -competitors to Ethereum -Solana -upgrade to Ethereum 2.0 -Bitcoin competing against Ethereum […]
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  • Braintrust - Adam Jackson 11. November 2021
    Braintrust is the world's first user owned and governed talent market place for freelancers. It has had fantastic growth in the last 18 months, 22 mio in revenue, a global community of 700,000 and 100 companies of the Fortune 1000 as users. In this episode, the co-founder, Adam Jackson tells us how it works and why freelancers […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Headlines in Crypto of September 2021 11. October 2021
    In this episode we discuss some of the major news headlines relating to crypto in the month of September 2021. To do this I am joined by Mauro Cappiello and Alex Poltorak. Mauro is the founder and CEO of Blockchain Innovation Group.  He is also a mentor at F10, a start up incubator, and co-chair of the Crypto Valley Association Working […]
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  • Streamr.network - How to decentralize data sharing 16. September 2021
    Streamr.network, based in Zug, is the backbone infrastructure for companies and people to automatically share data in real time and be paid for it. In this episode, Henri Pihkala tells us what it takes to build a decentralized network and how to incentive people to join it. He explains the success that they have had with their test net […]
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