Category Archives: crypto

Bytedance bans 996 + Multicoin Capital’s Kyle Samani: The 100x fund | E1317

First Jason briefly covers TikTok owner Bytedance’s restriction on overtime working hours (2:14). Then Multicoin Capital partner Kyle Samani joins (11:07) to discuss how they evaluate products, why they prefer to invest in tokens over equity, the Solana blockchain (19:17), Helium (57:05), Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and much more.

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Inflation warnings and hedge strategy, Bitcoin ETF, Hindenburg’s Tether bounty + Startup Checklist E3 | E1309

First, Jason reacts to CNBC’s Paul Tudor Jones interview, where PTJ warned about inflation and called Bitcoin (and crypto) a better hedge than gold (2:10). Then, Jason covers the new Bitcoin ETF and Hindenburg putting a bounty out for information on Tether (21:34). We wrap with episode three of the Startup Checklist, where Jason covers “Finding and Delighting Customers” in points 21-30 (34:41).

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Solana Founder Anatoly Yakovenko on scaling the blockchain to warp speed | E1302

Anatoly from Solana joins Jason to discuss how they’ve managed to build the fastest blockchain (0:54). Solana’s “proof of history” innovation allows for over 50,000 transactions a second, we get into Solana’s value prop (25:51), use cases (40:14), developer ecosystem and more!

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OpenSea admits employee was front-running featured NFTs + Goldbelly CEO Joe Ariel on food e-commerce | E1283

First, Jason breaks down NFT platform OpenSea admitting one of their employees was front-running featured items (2:02). Could this tip off the SEC that NFTs might be securities rather than collectibles (12:01)? Then, Jason talks to Producer Rachel about TWiST Meetups (18:24). Finally, Goldbelly CEO Joe Ariel joins to talk about his high-end food marketplace, being the first mover in a blossoming category, the food e-commerce market & more. (30:15)

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Coinbase battles SEC over Lend + How DeFi interest rates work with Genesis’ Matt Ballensweig | E1279

Coinbase CEO Brain Armstrong took to Twitter to call out the SEC for what Coinbase considers unclear guidance & hostility around their Lend product, Jason breaks down the situation (1:43). Then, to better understand how DeFi lending works Jason interviews Matt Ballensweig the Head of Institutional Lending at Genesis, a crypto prime brokerage (9:51). We close with three “Ask Jason” questions (50:23).

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CCP closes foreign IPO loophole + Audius’ Roneil Rumburg: decentralized project crash course | E1273

First Jason covers the CCP banning US IPOs for big tech companies, closing the VIE loophole (1:50), then Audius Co-Founder Roneil Rumburg joins (18:44) to talk about his “decentralized SoundCloud,” how decentralized crypto projects actually work for investors and executives, and more!

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Emergency Pod! Tether executives facing DOJ bank fraud probe (via Bloomberg) | E1253

Tether executives are reportedly facing a DOJ criminal probe for bank fraud! Jason breaks down Bloomberg’s report (1:31), Tether’s response (10:34) and assesses potential implications for the wider crypto ecosystem, including if this had anything to do with Sunday night’s Bitcoin surge. (16:29)

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Biden targets big corporations + Tether Investigation with Bitfinex’ed | E1243

Jason covers Biden’s executive order seeking to increase competition and weaken the power of Big Tech (2:21). Then, we continue our Tether Investigation with @Bitfinex’ed (18:16), covering how Tether works (36:09), and why he believes there is massive risk to the crypto markets (48:55) & more!

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Emergency Pod! Robinhood files to go public: S-1 breakdown | E1240

Robinhood is going public! Jason breaks down their recently filed S-1 and covers the most important metrics (1:56), comparisons against other major brokerages (8:45) and more!

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