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  • Emerick Mary, president of the Blockchain Committee at HEC Montreal and podcaster. 15. February 2021
    In this episode we speak to Emerick Mary. He is president of the blockchain committee at the Montreal Business School, a member of CVA and a podcaster. He tells what it took to start a podcast as a student, what is has brought him, how it is similar to running a small business and what […]
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  • Blockchain Innovation Group- January Monthly Review 9. February 2021
    Welcome to Blockchain innovation group monthly review. In this series, we review the major news headlines from Switzerland and the world of the past month and discuss what we think was important. To do this I am joined again by Mauro Cappiello founder and ceo of Blockchain innovation group, co-chair of the entreprise working group […]
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  • Shari Nasrmalek - computer scientist in Iran, how bitcoin and blockchain will help improve people's lives in Iran 16. January 2021
    Shari Nasrmalek a computer scientist living in Iran, tells us what life is like there, how he is educating himself about blockchain and how bitcoin as well as blockchain are starting to improve people's lives in Iran. Show notes https://www.4blockchainers.com If you use Brave browser, which I highly recommend, you can visit the website swissroadtocrypto.com […]
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  • Predictions for 2021 and review of the year 2020 6. January 2021
    Today we set out some predictions for the year 2021 and review the year 2020. 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 […]
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  • Douglas Bakkum, CEO of ShiftCrypto, from neuroscience to hardware wallets 27. November 2020
    Today I speak Douglas Bakkum, co-founder and CEO of Shift Crypto, a hardware wallet producer based in Switzerland. We talk about his journey from robotics to neuroscience to crypto. We discuss how crypto is the first step to privacy and what makes the Bitbox wallet different to other hardware solutions. As you will discover Douglas […]
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  • Hany Rashwan , Ceo of 21 Shares- Talks crypto adoption around the world 19. November 2020
    Listen to Hany Rashwan , egyptian born CEO of 21 Shares talk about crypto adoption around the world. We discuss crypto volumes, mining and winners and losers in this continually evolving area. Great insight from a CEO with a global view. https://21shares.com/ twitter handles.   Lanre Ige @lanrayige   and Eli Ndinga   @lanrayige Blockfi affiliate link https://blockfi.mxuy67.net/c/2458178/907782/10568 […]
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  • Florian Ducommun, Proof of Stake (POS) and legal considerations 9. November 2020
    Florian Ducommun is a founding partner at the law firm HDC legal in Lausanne and founder of the legal factory a platform for streamlining legals process. Apart from being a member of Crypto Valley Association, and CMTA, he is head of the working group at CVA on asset tokenisation. We will see that Florian has […]
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  • Robert Sharratt of Cresco Finance - insured DeFi savings product and his intention to disrupt core banking 13. October 2020
    In episode 19 of the podcast, I speak to Robert Sharratt, CEO of CrescoFin SA. He will tell us about his new insured DeFi savings product and his intention to disrupt core banking.  He will tell us why this evolution is inevitable and what is still missing in DeFi to get traction with classic investors. […]
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  • Harry Halpin CEO of Nym technologies 3. September 2020
    Today I am pleased to talk to Harry Halpin. He is the CEO of Nym Technologies. Their goal is the end of mass surveillance. To do this they are developing the Nyn mixnet which is an anonymous overlay network that provides strong network-level anonymity, even in the face of powerful systems capable of passively monitoring […]
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  • Chris Thomas, head of digital assets at Swissquote Bank 19. August 2020
    In this episode we speak to Chris Thomas, he is head of digital assets at Swissquote Bank and also a board member of the Crypto Valley Association. Chris will tell us about his journey that lead him to this position, how a Swiss bank had the foresight to get involved in crypto early, and what […]
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  • Hany Rashwan from Amun- the biggest issuer in the world of ETP - Exchange Traded Products - of crypto assets 3. August 2020
    In this episode we speak to Hany Rashwan CEO and co-founder of Amun. Amun, under the 21 shares brand, is the largest issuer in the world of crypto exchange traded products. Hany, having grown up in Egypt explains how he saw the use case for bitcoin in emerging economies, and what he is seeing today […]
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  • Tokenisation; Area2Invest explains why this is the future 13. July 2020
    In this episode we talk about tokenisation with Max Heinzle, founder and CEO of Area2Invest.  Their vision is to add a whole new layer to capital markets. We will discuss why tokenisation is the future of investing and what problems still exist. We will look at what Max and his team have achieved so far […]
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  • Richemont and BlockchainyourIP 24. June 2020
    In this episode I speak to Olivia Dhordain and William Fauchoux. They have developed a solution to record the intellectual property of Richemont on the bitcoin blockchain. This project is very interesting because it is a perfect use case for using the bitcoin blockchain to do something else besides payments. It uses the blockchain to […]
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  • Jerôme Bailly from the Crypto Valley Association 26. May 2020
    In this episode we speak to  Jerome Bailly.  He is the executive director of the crypto valley association in Switzerland. He explains the role of CVA, its approach, the success it has had so far, and how the Swiss ecosystem is different then ecosystems in other countries. I hope you enjoy it and learn more […]
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  • Anonymity-Privacy-Censorship Resistance in Payments 14. May 2020
    In this episode we speak to Alexis Roussell and Alex Poltorak about privacy in crypto and fiat payments. We discuss the various means of payment and how anonymous they are. We discuss how what is accepted by the regulator and what is not, and what differences exist between crypto payments and fiat payments in Switzerland. […]
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  • Robert Sharratt, a banker gone crypto! 6. May 2020
    In this episode we speak with Robert Sharratt. Robert describes how banks are disingenuous and highly protected, why fractional reserve banking is not necessary, why bitcoin is a viable alternative to fiat and how the adoption of bitcoin will happen. Finally he describes why Switzerland is a great environment for crypto. I hope you enjoy […]
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  • Monero - A discussion with Sebastien Kung 23. April 2020
    In this episode we speak with Sebastien Kung. He is a programmer, and a developper in Monero.  It works on different cryptographic principles than bitcoin. We will to try explain some of basic notions of Monero, and compare it to bitcoin. We will try to explain -how ring signatures work and how privacy is achieved […]
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  • Tokens and Issuance 31. March 2020
    We kick off a mini-series on financial services.  We discuss with various BIockchain Innovation group partners, how financial services are done today and how they will be done in the future. We try to describe concretely how they will change in the new world.  We will discuss token issuance, exchange listings and trading, compliance and […]
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  • Alexis Roussel- co-founder of Bity 11. March 2020
    In this podcast we discuss with Alexis Roussel, co-founder of Bity, why he believes that taking back control of one’s digital identity is a growing trend and why is it important. He explains why he believes it is analogous to organ trafficking and that having control of one’s data will become the norm over time. […]
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  • Daniele Bernardi CEO of Diaman Partners Ltd. 27. February 2020
    In this episode we speak to Daniele Bernardi. Daniele is founder and CEO of Diaman Partners, and asset management firm based in Venice and Malta. He looks at crypto from the angle of asset management and quantitative analysis. He tells us about stock to flow and other metrics and what they tell us about bitcoin. […]
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