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The Crypto Conversation

English, Technology, 1 season, 519 episodes, 14 hours, 30 minutes
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Brave New Coin’s Crypto Conversation talks to the key people creating the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency future. Hosted by Andy Pickering, learn how this rapidly evolving industry is reshaping the world as we move towards decentralized finance and Web 3.0
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Flux - Web3 Cloud Infrastructure

Davy Wittock leads the Flux Business Development team. Flux is a decentralized Web3 cloud infrastructure comprised of user-operated, scalable and globally distributed computational nodes.   Why you should listen Flux is a decentralized cloud infrastructure designed to provide scalable and reliable services for blockchain applications and other web services. Built to address the growing need for decentralized computing resources, Flux offers a robust platform that enables developers to deploy, manage, and scale applications across a network of nodes. This infrastructure is powered by the FluxOS, an operating system that manages node operations and resource allocation efficiently. By utilizing FluxOS, developers can deploy Dockerized applications, which are easily scalable and highly resilient to failures. One of the key features of Flux is its incentivized node operation model. Node operators are rewarded with FLUX tokens, the native cryptocurrency of the platform, for contributing computational resources to the network. This incentivization ensures a robust and reliable network of nodes, promoting decentralization and reducing the risk of single points of failure. Flux also supports interoperability with other blockchains, making it a versatile choice for developers. The platform’s flexible architecture and comprehensive toolset empower developers to create innovative applications without being constrained by traditional cloud infrastructure limitations.   Supporting links Stabull Finance Flux Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
7/9/202438 minutes, 53 seconds
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Stripchain - Interoperability Through Chain Abstraction

0xnovachrono is the Founder of Silent Research Labs, building Stripchain, an intent-based interoperability protocol designed to simplify chain abstraction. True interoperability entails seamless interaction with applications. Stripchain is engineered to eliminate developer complexities, making application chains arbitrary.  Why you should listen Stripchain is an intent-based interoperability protocol designed to simplify chain abstraction. Central to Stripchain is the StripVM, which ensures security while coordinating, orchestrating, and executing user calls. This unifies diverse blockchains and introduces unprecedented domain fluidity. True interoperability entails seamless interaction with applications. Stripchain is engineered to eliminate developer complexities, making application chains arbitrary. The goal is to provide a user experience comparable to web2, reflecting Stripchain’s vision. Stripchain aims to revolutionize transaction order flow by integrating StripVM into various applications, achieving true interoperability. It enables developers to facilitate cross-domain communication, allowing users and applications from different domains or chains to interact and respond to requests, fundamentally changing our perspective on interoperability today. Stripchain supports scalable cross-domain communication between users and applications, paving the way for a more interconnected blockchain ecosystem. Supporting links Stabull Finance Stripchain Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
7/4/202439 minutes, 59 seconds
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Core DAO - Decentralized Applications Secured by Bitcoin

Rich Rines is an initial contributor to Core Dao. Why you should listen Core Chain is the first Bitcoin-aligned EVM-compatible Layer-1 blockchain, designed to be Bitcoin's complementary and hyper-scalable smart contract platform. With 50% of Bitcoin mining hash power already contributing to its security model and through the ground-breaking innovation of Non-Custodial Bitcoin staking, Core Chain is unlocking Bitcoin both as the prime protector and central asset of the future of DeFi. Core Chain's major innovation is it's novel consensus mechanism, Satoshi Plus, that unites Delegated Proof of Work (DPoW), Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS), and Non-custodial Bitcoin Staking. Through this combination, Core Chain incorporates Bitcoin miners in the security of Turing-complete smart contracts, unlocks the functionality and utility of those miners beyond the simple maintenance of the Bitcoin ledger, and provides them with purely additive supplemental income in the form of CORE token rewards. This symbiotic relationship works to strengthen Bitcoin without consuming Bitcoin block space or detracting from the miners' primary role as defenders of the Bitcoin network. While DPoW leverages Bitcoin miners, through the DPoS, Core Chain leverages both the CORE and BTC holders that stake their assets onto the Core blockchain and influence the network’s consensus by delegating their staked assets to the validators on the Core Chain network. Supporting links Stabull Finance Core Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
7/2/202435 minutes, 17 seconds
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Helios - The Future of Music Streaming

Ryder Havdale is the CEO and founder of Helios Creators Inc., which aims to revolutionize the music streaming industry by offering fairer compensation and deeper engagement between artists and fans through the Helios platform, using Web3 technologies.  Why you should listen Ryder Havdell, CEO and founder of Helios Creators, discusses the need for fairer engagement and deeper connection between artists and fans in the streaming industry. Helios aims to revolutionize the music streaming landscape by offering a platform where artists can be directly rewarded for their work and fans can engage with their favorite artists. The current streaming landscape, dominated by platforms like Spotify, has its advantages for listeners, but artists often struggle to earn a fair income. Helios seeks to change that by allowing fans to directly support the artists they love. The platform utilizes an algorithm that distributes subscription fees based on user engagement, ensuring that artists receive their fair share. Helios also plans to incorporate NFTs, ticket sales, and advertising to further support artists and provide a comprehensive music experience for users. The platform is currently in beta and plans to launch fully in September. Supporting links Stabull Finance Helios Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
7/1/202435 minutes, 29 seconds
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USDz - the RWA-backed Stablecoin

Ben Shyong is the Co-Founder of Anzen Finance, a digital asset platform that issues USDz, a Real World Asset (RWA) backed stablecoin. Why you should listen Anzen Finance is a web3 protocol for minting and staking USDz, a stablecoin backed by a portfolio of private credit assets. USDz is a composable digital asset with utility across different crypto platforms. Token holders can use their USDz to participate in DeFi protocols, trade on exchanges, and use it for online payments. Users can buy or sell USDz permissionlessly on Automated Market Makers (AMMs) with USDC. Qualified Market Makers can directly mint USDz with Anzen if they fulfill the KYC/KYB requirements. Users can stake USDz in certain jurisdictions to receive sUSDz and earn staking rewards. As an ERC-20 compatible token, USDz functions across all crypto protocols. It is also compatible with the LayerZero Omnichain Fungible Token (OFT) standard for bridging across multiple blockchains. Anzen is working with partners to increase the usefulness of USDz across the entire DeFi ecosystem. RWA tokenization injects liquidity into traditional assets and enables fractional ownership and seamless global transactions without complex bureaucratic processes. Tokenized RWAs open the market to a wider range of digitally savvy investors by lowering entry barriers and providing flexible investment opportunities. Thus, digitized RWAs positively affect retail and institutional investors and the financial markets. Supporting links Stabull Finance Anzen Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/25/202424 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wondra - The Metaverse for AI Agents

Robert Cartwright is the CEO of AI agent-driven metaverse 2.0 ecosystem. Why you should listen Wondra Protocol aims to create the world's first AI agent-driven metaverse 2.0 ecosystem. Within this ecosystem, user digital twin data, driven by AI agents, will become autonomous inhabitants of the metaverse, possessing independent needs and matching various supply services, forming a self-consistent and evolving free market. Within the foundational architecture of the Wondra metaverse lies an advanced AI assistant powered by neural network-based large-scale models. This assistant utilizes a transformer-based deep learning framework to train and enhance its language understanding system. The AI assistant will appear in the form of Wonki, and users can interact with it through conversation to receive services and earn $WII. Wonki can engage in interactive communication through text and voice, providing players with a range of intelligent assistance functions including answering open-ended questions on various topics, searching the internet for advice and solutions, creating articles and stories, offering learning and trading guidance, providing emotional support and encouragement, assisting in programming, and conducting data collection, organization, and analysis. Supporting links Stabull Finance Wondra Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/23/202438 minutes, 12 seconds
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DFINITY - Chain Fusion for the Internet Computer

Aisling Connolly is the General Lead at DFINITY, working on Chain Fusion for the Internet Computer blockchain. Aisling is interested in the intersection of cryptography, information security, and privacy.  Why you should listen Aisling works at the intersection of cryptography, information security, and privacy. Her work focuses on the foundations, design, and provable security of global-scale data systems. She aims to design privacy-preserving protocols by leveraging techniques in cryptography and applying them to problems that arise in our increasingly technological society. The DFINITY Foundation is a major contributor to the Internet Computer blockchain. It is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organization with the largest R&D team in blockchain. Chain Fusion is the leading priority for DFINITY alongside DeAI. It encompasses all technical integrations (native or RPC) as well as the suite of threshold signing implementations and packages them together to form the orchestration layer for all of Web3. Aisling's role is to establish Chain Fusion as a key enabler of a multichain world and Web3 in general. Supporting links Stabull Finance DFINITY Internet Computer WinDoge Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/18/202439 minutes, 29 seconds
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Brickken - The Real World Asset Token Suite

Edwin Mata is the CEO and Co-Founder of Brickken, a Tokenisation suite for Real World Assets. From real estate to franchises to IP to business, almost anything can be tokenized via Brickken. Why you should listen Edwin Mata and Andy discuss several critical aspects of the tokenization space, particularly focusing on Brickken, where Edwin is the CEO and co-founder. Brickken is a tokenization suite for real-world assets. Real estate tokenization, which benefits from fractional ownership and new funding avenues, is a primary use case, explained Edwin. The conversation includes Brickken's global reach and the importance of legal compliance across various jurisdictions. Edwin emphasized the company's focus on user experience to differentiate from competitors and simplify tokenization for non-tech users. Regulatory frameworks, particularly harmonization globally, were discussed alongside the role of the Brickken Token (BKN) in the ecosystem, serving purposes like gas fees and community engagement. Edwin is excited by several upcoming partnerships and projects, including European sandbox testing with Coinbase Institutional. Edwin projects a future where trillions in assets could be tokenized over the next decade. Supporting links Stabull Finance Brickken Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/17/202426 minutes, 54 seconds
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CUDIS - The Wearable Smart Ring on Solana

Edison Chen is the co-founder and CEO of CUDIS, a Web 3.0 startup making the world’s first AI smart ring that rewards your wellness journey. Why you should listen The CUDIS ring represents a significant leap in the realm of wearable wellness technology. Positioned as a competitor to the Oura ring in the web3 landscape, the CUDIS ring is a Solana-based wearable that discreetly monitors users’ physical well-being, offering a wealth of biometric insights. Coupled with a personalized AI coach, the CUDIS ring dynamically tailors its recommendations to individual users. CUDIS seeks to empower users by providing a rewards mechanism. This mechanism enables users to monetize their health data while accessing premium membership features without incurring additional costs. The first 1500 rings sold out in hours. Stage Two release rings are available now and selling fast. Supporting links Stabull Finance CUDIS Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/13/202436 minutes, 38 seconds
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ZTX - A Virtual World for Creators and Communities

ZTX - A Virtual World for Creators and Communities   Niko Hosn is the CTO of ZTX, an immersive virtual world empowering creators and communities. Open Beta is now live.   Why you should listen ZTX builds upon the foundation and success of ZEPETO, the largest metaverse platform in Asia with over 430M registered users. Prioritizing interoperability and scalability, ZTX harnesses blockchain technology to empower players, creators, and communities. ZTX embodies three core pillars: Identity, Experience, and Creator Development. Identity: ZTX takes avatar identity and experience to new heights. Extending what currently exists in ZEPETO, ZTX not only empowers users to create their digital identity, it also leverages their creativity and monetizes their time through actual on-chain ownership of assets. Experience: ZTX offers a range of experiences for all types of users, and will integrate social aspects into its multi-layered approach to building a world. First, ZTX introduces innovative concepts like free land ownership along with crafting assets and land development. Users will be able to take advantage of the highly customizable decorator modes to create their digital homes and eventually invite friends over. Future plans for ZTX include integrating aspects of decentralized finance, establishing a multi-tiered economy, self-governed Districts, portal games, and much more. Creator Development: ZTX empowers not only creators but also players and communities to monetize through gameplay. For creators, ZTX offers a new medium to express themselves, grow their fan base, and earn from asset and experience creation. It is a platform that serves as a playground for creativity and community, enabling users of all backgrounds to chart their journeys in a digital world beyond the physical. ZTX is introducing this immersive world to a diverse audience, encompassing both crypto natives and existing ZEPETO users. ZTX places a strong emphasis on education and empowerment, ensuring that all users, regardless of their background, have access to Web3 tools and experiences. Leveraging the existing ZEPETO software architecture, the Web2 user base, and a robust pipeline of partnerships with global companies and brands, ZTX is poised to launch an unparalleled virtual experience that captivates the market like few other projects. Supporting links Stabull Finance ZTX Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/11/202439 minutes, 12 seconds
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Plato - The Eat 2 Earn Protocol

Robert Kao is the co-founder of Plato Protocol. Plato rewards consumers who create and curate content around restaurants. Ready to Eat to Earn? Why you should listen Plato is an on-chain reputation and gamified dining experience, with a mission to revolutionize the food economy. Plato users create a unique dataset around food backed by proof of purchase at restaurants to create personal restaurant discovery, reservation and payment user experience.   At its core, Plato operates as a rewards protocol, empowering users to Eat2Earn at dining establishments globally (supports 15 million restaurants). Through the Plato Eats dApp, available on iOS and Android, users incentivize a network of data collectors with rewards sourced from restaurant marketing budgets. The collaborative effort culminates in the creation of the world's premier verified food data source. Supporting links Stabull Finance Plato Protocol Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/6/202429 minutes, 57 seconds
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GigaStar - The Marketplace for YouTube Creators and Investors

Sarah McNabb is CMO at GigaStar a next-gen crowdfunding marketplace for YouTube Creators and Investors. Why you should listen GigaStar fuels human creativity by bringing Creators and Investors together. GigaStar provides Creators with an intuitive SEC-registered crowdfunding platform to raise capital from Investors who gain exposure to the Creator Economy while joining a Creator's journey. GigaStar’s mission is to empower Creators with access to crowdfunding and provide Investors with unique revenue-sharing assets in the Creator Economy, fostering mutual success and innovation. GigaStar Technology leverages blockchain smart contracts (as the technology facilitator) to help creators distribute YouTube channel revenue monthly to thousands of their investors. For investors, it opens up new avenues for investment and engagement, while for creators, it offers innovative ways to fund their work and build stronger relationships with their audience. GigaStar is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a funding portal and is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Since its inception, GigaStar has successfully raised over $2.2M in funds for YouTube Creators from over 14K investors, with over $129K in revenue distributed to investors. GigaStar Market, an SEC-registered funding portal, streamlines access to funding and introduces new partnership opportunities for YouTube Creators and Investors. Through GigaStar Market, the company offers a regulated, secure, and transparent environment for fans to invest in the future revenue of Creators, turning viewers into vested stakeholders. Through GigaStar Market, YouTube Creators can collect potential future revenue through a public revenue-share offering, enabling individual and institutional investors to participate in the Creator Economy. Supporting links GigaStar Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/4/202433 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lido & SSV - Integrating Distributed Validator Technology

Isodoros Passadis is a contributor to the Lido DAO as Master of Validators, while Alon Muroch is the Founder of SSV Labs.     Why you should listen Lido (the biggest LST by TVL on Ethereum) is deploying the new SimpleDVT module. Liquid staking protocols allow users to mint a transferable utility token that can be used in on-chain activities while their stake is locked-up while they continue to get staking rewards without maintaining any staking infrastructure. Thus it is said to be “liquid”. The Lido protocol is integrating Distributed validator technology (DVT) to help increase and decentralize its node operations. SSV Network is a leading DVT provider and will have its technology integrated into the module.  SSV Network distributed validator infrastructure establishes a new standard for staking by providing a permissionless and decentralized platform to develop the next go-to applications and tooling for the staking industry. Supporting links Lido SSV Labs Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/2/202445 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shardeum - Web3 for Humans

Kelsey McGuire is the Chief Growth Officer at Shardeum, the world’s first EVM-based L1 blockchain which uses dynamic state sharding to increase TPS with every new node. Or as Shardeum describe themselves, Web3 for Humans. Why you should listen Shardeum is an EVM-based, linearly scalable smart contract platform that maintains true decentralization and solid security through dynamic state sharding. This means Shardeum can increase its TPS capacity with each validator added to the network to retain low gas fees forever. Shardeum is the solution to the blockchain trilemma. As blockchain tries to achieve scalability, decentralization and security, it will only be able to attain two. There must be a trade-off between decentralization and scalability with security an essential element. Shardeum achieves scalability, decentralization and still maintains security. Shardeum’s auto-scaling feature allows the network to automatically adjust the number and size of shards based on the current workload. This allows the system to optimize performance and maintain high levels of scalability as it grows and evolves. Shardeum aims to be a chain capable of onboarding over a billion people to the blockchain and crypto revolution. Shardeum, like the Internet, will be open, collaborative, and community-driven and would democratize accessibility to decentralization. Shardeum will be the infrastructure on which the next iteration of the Internet, Web3, will be built. Supporting links Shardeum Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/30/202429 minutes, 55 seconds
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Portal Finance - Bridgeless Interoperability on Bitcoin

Chandra Duggirala is the CEO at Portal Finance, a bridgeless interoperability protocol on Bitcoin aiming to to accelerate the arrival of hyperbitcoinization.   Why you should listen Portal Finance brings Native BTC, BRC20s, Ordinals and atomic swaps to any chain. Portal is fostering the Bitcoin Renaissance by building the tools for global financial self sovereignty. Their web scale, serverless, peer-to-peer infrastructure and ecosystem of tools financially empower individuals around the globe. Portal is live on testnet, and users can earn points toward the airdrop for participating.  Supporting links Portal Finance Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/27/202443 minutes
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Pundi X - Blockchain-based POS

Peko Wan is co-CEO of Pundi X, which has been deploying their blockchain-based point-of-sale (POS) solution and solidifying partnerships with governments, payment companies, and retailers around the world.   Why you should listen Pundi X is a blockchain payments ecosystem. XPOS is the leading blockchain-based Point-of-Sale solution, enabling merchants to accept crypto payments or sell cryptocurrency in a physical shop. Running on the Android operating system, XPOS equips merchants with the capability to capture data in QR codes, as well as support NFC applications. Verified merchants can allocate funds between cashier and sales account as well as monitor their transactions via the merchant portal. The solution integrates Ethereum and BNB smart chain, TRON, and Bitcoin Lightning networks and supports popular blockchain wallets, including Muun Wallet, Metamask, Trust, f(x)Wallet, and more. Pundi X Chain is a dedicated payment-focused blockchain in the Function X network. It is specially designed to perform high throughput transactions with low latency and low transaction fees. In addition, it provides room for future compliance requirement upgrades, hardware (XPOS) integration, and Point-of-Sales compatibility, with tokenonomics that offer incentives to merchants and payment processors. The consensus mechanism for processing transactions and creating new blocks in Pundi X Chain is proof of stake. Holders can delegate PUNDIX coins to receive PURSE as block reward and PUNDIX reward generated by the network transaction fees. Supporting links Pundi X Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/27/202429 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bitget Wallet - Taking Web3 Forward

Alvin Kan is the Chief Operating Officer at Bitget Wallet, a comprehensive Web3 ecosystem platform.  Why you should listen In just six years, Bitget Wallet has evolved from a simple wallet to a comprehensive Web3 ecosystem platform.  Bitget Wallet is the ultimate Web3 multi-chain wallet, offering a comprehensive platform with wallet, Swap, NFT Market, DApp Browser, and Launchpad functionality. Supporting 100+ public chains, Bitget Wallet aggregates top DEXes and NFT markets to provide users with the best trading prices. Their mission is to create a world-class decentralized Web3 crypto wallet that offers a secure and convenient trading experience for all crypto users. The NFT Market of Bitget Wallet is one of the largest marketplaces on BNB Chain and Polygon, with 220,000+ NFT collections and US$40+ million in trading volume. It utilizes a unique DESM encryption algorithm and shares a US$300 million Protection Fund with the Bitget Exchange, ensuring the security of user assets and transactions. With its user-friendly features, the Bitget Web3 Wallet empowers users to engage with decentralized applications and digital assets, making it easier than ever to embrace the opportunities offered by the Web3 ecosystem. Bitget Wallet's on-chain layer is the future roadmap and blueprint of Bitget Wallet, and includes a $10 million BWB Ecosystem Fund to invest in and incubate emerging projects to build on the Bitget Onchain Layer. BWB will serve as the system token for the Bitget Onchain Layer, integrating deeply with the Bitget ecosystem. Supporting links Bitget Wallet Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/23/202428 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hashdex - The Crypto ETF Pioneer

Samir Kerbage is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Products at Hashdex, a global pioneer in crypto asset management, with ETFs and crypto indexes worldwide. Why you should listen Founded in 2018, Hashdex is a global pioneer in crypto asset management. They are building pathways to prosperity by opening the crypto ecosystem to the world. With extensive experience in digital assets, Hashdex is a global leader that has launched numerous innovative products across Latin America, Europe and North America, aligning with relevant regulatory environments. Dedicated to bringing crypto opportunities to the mainstream, Hashdex partnered with Nasdaq to develop the Nasdaq Crypto Index (NCI) and Nasdaq Crypto Index Europe (NCIE) to provide global investors with a reliable benchmark for this dynamic asset class. In 2021, Hashdex introduced the world's first crypto index ETF, enabling many investors to allocate to crypto for the first time. Hashdex serves as the digital asset advisor for the Hashdex Bitcoin ETF. As one of the 13 asset managers approved for a spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States, Hashdex is further solidifying its global presence. Supporting links Hashdex Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/21/202438 minutes, 27 seconds
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M2 - The Abu Dhabi Crypto Exchange

Stefan Kimmel is the CEO of M2, an Abu Dhabi based crypto exchange that Kevin O’Leary has described as a next-generation crypto exchange. Why you should listen Based in Abu Dhabi, M2 is regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, as a trading platform and custodian. It is a part of wave of digital assets companies setting up in the region. M2 offers an Earn product, with yields of up to 10% on assets such as Bitcoin, Solana and Ethereum. The M2 platform is designed to foster high levels of trust, security, and integrity in the emerging virtual asset class. Supporting links M2 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/20/202425 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sui - Web3 with the ease of Web2

Greg Siourounis is the managing director of the Sui Foundation, advancing and supporting Sui, the layer 1 blockchain designed to make Web3 fast, private, secure, and accessible to everyone. Why you should listen Mysten Labs' objective is to provide the basic architecture for Web3, creating tools for the future of Web3 to make it secure, dependable, and ready for widespread adoption. The Sui Blockchain was established to overcome common blockchain limitations and create a new blockchain with horizontal scalability. This unique approach aims to maintain low gas fees and high transaction processing capacity, offering improved security, scalability, and a user-friendly experience at a low cost. Mysten Labs, the creator of the Sui blockchain, closed a $300 million Series B funding round, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, and Binance Labs. The Sui Foundation is an independent organization with a mission to onboard the next billion users to web3 by advancing the global adoption of the Sui blockchain. The Sui Foundation exists in service of the Sui community and is committed to decentralization. The Sui Foundation marshals financial and personnel resources to fulfill its mission, including by educating, activating, funding, and promoting builders and creators working on Sui-based projects. It administers a few key programs including the Developer Grant Program, the Delegation Program, and the Ambassador Program. Supporting links Sui Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/16/202431 minutes, 12 seconds
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Native - Web3's Unified Liquidity Layer

Meina Zhou is co-founder and CEO at Native. Native’s mission is to improve the web3 user experience by solving fragmented liquidity and capital inefficiency in DeFi. They’ve built a unified, cross-chain liquidity layer combining on and off-chain liquidity sources using RFQ architecture. Why you should listen Native Labs is building Web3’s Liquidity Layer, a protocol built to unify crypto’s fragmented liquidity and radically enhance capital efficiency for PMMs. Via their RFQ System, Native’s platform aggregates and connects order flow to PMMs for efficient off-chain pricing and on-chain execution. Since launching in April 2023, Native has onboarded over $100M in PMM liquidity and executed $2.2B+ in trading volume. Supporting links Native Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/14/202439 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ta-da - The Data Platform for AI

William Simonin is the c-founder of Ta-da - a data platform for AI. Projected to reach $109B by 2032, the data collection market is primed for disruption. Ta-da offers high-quality data at lower costs, outperforming outsourcing and micro-tasking companies with a hybrid model that ensures quality, cost-effectiveness and scalability.   Why you should listen Data is the new oil. Several growth factors are present in the data market, one of them being artificial intelligence, a big consumer of data. By 2032, the data collection market will experience a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25%, meaning that the market will grow from $63 billion to $109 billion dollars. Ta-da is innovating an old data collection technique, crowdsourcing, to collect and validate data through their community, at a price you choose. Ta-da specializes in Voice Recordings, Images, Videos, Text, and labeling to cater to user data collection needs. Companies can get more accurate AI models with custom datasets at a fair price.  Although the data collection market is promising, it still relies on mechanisms and technologies that can be improved. There is a market with great potential which is still based on outdated processes. In this context, Ta-da aims to become the first decentralized web3 micro-tasking data collection platform on the blockchain.  Ta-da is a solution that enables cost-effective, high-quality, and diversified data collection. Their web and mobile application allows users to provide data that meets precise criteria through our clients. Ta-da offers flexibility by enabling companies to specify and customize their requirements in detail.  The Ta-da platform promises traceability of the production and verification process, as well as fair remuneration of the community via its TADA token. Their goal is to establish Ta-da as the standard for data collection. Supporting links Ta-da Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/12/202432 minutes, 56 seconds
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Celebrating 500 Episodes - Josh Returns!

Josh Olszewicz, renowned crypto trader and technical analyst, joins Andy to celebrate the 500th episode of the Crypto Conversation.  Why you should listen Andy and Josh discuss Bitcoin, alts, American politics, memecoins, and Josh explains why he is serious about his $333k by July 2025 Bitcoin price target. It’s the 500th Episode of Crypto Conversation, thank-you so much for listening! Supporting links Josh on Twitter Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/9/202449 minutes, 4 seconds
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Azuro - Infrastructure & Liquidity for On-chain Predictions

Rossen is a core contributor at Azuro,  an infrastructure/liquidity layer for on-chain predictions. It utilizes a new Liquidity Pool design, the Liquidity Tree, which creates and maintains market liquidity.   Why you should listen Azuro is an infrastructure/liquidity layer for on-chain predictions. It utilizes a Liquidity Pool design, the Liquidity Tree to create and maintain market liquidity. The Azuro Protocol is a decentralized protocol that enables peer-to-pool prediction markets without intermediaries. It's built on EVM-compatible blockchains and consists of several smart contracts that handle different aspects of the prediction process, such as liquidity pools, odds, live betting, and payouts. The protocol uses a hybrid oracle/ automated market maker solution to determine the odds of different outcomes and to ensure that the process is fair and transparent. Azuro supports thousands of sports markets and other games, plus a rich feature set, which can be utilized by anyone permissionlessly for the creation of apps, embedded integrations or derivative products. The human desire to take risk for a gain is more widespread than ever. A generation of degens within and outside of crypto is here. A bet was one of the first forms of contract used by ancient people. Azuro enters the space with the mission to break down the barriers, creating a protocol dependent on community participation and ownership. A piece of critical on-chain infrastructure which acts as a black hole for liquidity for decentralized predictions and gaming. Azuro’s approach to concentrating liquidity can deliver much deeper liquidity vs any centralized options. Azuro's tooling and oracle solutions can be utilized by any blockchain, starting with EVM-compatible ones. Azuro's open design will allow anyone to launch a prediction site/app with no upfront costs and zero risk management capacity needed.  Supporting links Azuro Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/7/202446 minutes, 7 seconds
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VALR - The South African Exchange Going Global

Farzam Ehsani is co-founder and CEO of VALR, a South African crypto exchange headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. With regulatory approval to operate in Europe, VALR has 1000 corporate and institutional clients, more than half a million users, and now is expanding globally. Why you should listen VALR has raised $55 million in equity funding from leading investors such as Coinbase Ventures, Pantera Capital, and Avon Ventures. Inspired by the adage "it is expensive to be poor," they’re committed to creating a financial ecosystem that is accessible to all, challenging the status quo and reducing the frictions imposed by outdated systems. The VALR platform is a testament to their belief in a socio-financial evolution. They envision a future where the global community is not defined by national boundaries but united by a shared vision of justice and prosperity. VALR caters to the specific needs of professional traders with a high-performance trading platform that boasts one of the industry's most advanced API systems. Their commitment to professional traders is matched by their dedication to making crypto trading accessible to everyone, ensuring a comprehensive, inclusive financial ecosystem. VALR's platform combines professional-grade tools with an intuitive interface, making it the ideal choice for traders at every level of expertise. Supporting links VALR Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/6/202429 minutes, 24 seconds
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BeL2 - Turn an EVM into a Bitcoin Layer 2

Sasha Mitchell is Head of Operations at Bel2. Imagine if Bitcoin could talk to other blockchains, make deals, execute contracts, and expand its influence without ever compromising its integrity. That's BeL2, the Bitcoin Elastos Layer 2 Protocol. Why you should listen BeL2 transforms EVM-compatible blockchains into Bitcoin Layer 2s, without bridging BTC. It utilizes a secure ZKP data feed, enhancing Bitcoin's utility from a store of value to a foundational layer for BTC-powered applications. BeL2 allows smart contracts to communicate with Bitcoin, utilizing a specialized proof and relayer mechanism. This allows services to connect into the Bitcoin network and its liquidity. ELA, is Elastos' Layer 2 coin merged-mined with Bitcoin since 2018 with over 50% of Bitcoin's miners security. It has a total supply of 28.22 million coins by 2105 and current circulation of 21.3 million. Within BeL2, ELA is essential, serving as collateral for Relayers, powering trust and stability. Stake ELA, earn BTC contributes to network security, empowering holders to shape Bitcoins smart economy. Elacity's Decentralised Digital Rights Management (dDRM) protocol eliminates license servers using blockchain technology and edge computing, delivering secure business models to Web3. Elacity dDRM transforms digital rights and asset management in Web3. It addresses key challenges in Digital Rights Management (DRM), such as packaging, transparency, and secure playback, through the use of blockchain and peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies. By offering a decentralised, scalable networking solution, Elacity enables a digital asset marketplace which features robust IP protection and scarce, tradable access, ownership and distribution rights. Elacity delivers decentralised business models, instant royalties, and inclusive economics to owners in Web3, automating contractual challenges, optimising resource sharing, and enabling equitable control and monetisation of digital assets through a democratised online Access Economy. Supporting links Bel2 Elastos Elacity Slaugherbots Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/2/202443 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dopamine - The SuperApp For Crypto

Karim Chaib is the founder of Dopamine a "superApp" for crypto. In an era where human attention drives software revenue, 'Dopamine' stands as your tokenized web3 software license, powering businesses and Super Apps with Web 3 Code, AI, Big Data, and Compliance. Why you should listen Dopamine combines AI and compliance infrastructure with super app capabilities, deployed primarily on Solana before expanding to a multichain ecosystem, giving users the power to manage wallets, and centralized and decentralized exchanges with the latest AI and compliance advancement.  Users can connect their banks and participate into launchpads, RWA and much more. Elon is building the everything app, Dopamine built the everything app for crypto! The Dopamine token is the license token for the app and also allows banks and exchanges to access all the api and source code. Supporting links Dopamine Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/1/202449 minutes, 56 seconds
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Arrow Markets - The Options Protocol on Avalanche

Edward Mehrez is Co-Founder at Arrow Markets, a hybrid options protocol built on the Avalanche Blockchain   Why you should listen Arrow Markets is a hybrid options protocol built on the Avalanche Blockchain. In the traditional options market, options must be sold by a writer who receives the premium from the buyer and is responsible for paying the buyer if the option is exercised in the money. As an options protocol on Avalanche, Arrow Markets gives users the ability to buy options without the need to be matched by a middle-man. Arrow will facilitate the creation and settlement of options on popular underlying assets such as AVAX, ETH, and BTC. The name Arrow Markets is a nod to Nobel laureate economist Kenneth Arrow, who showed that options contracts form a basis for prices and payoffs of financial assets. Options make it possible to construct a wide variety of derivatives and structured products, by forming specific portfolios. Arrow Markets brings a new paradigm to options trading on Avalanche, combining centralized efficiency and on-chain transparency. The RFQ (Request for Quote) enables traders to request quotes from multiple market makers with a single click, providing a simpler, faster, and more secure trading experience. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Arrow Markets Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/28/202445 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cove - Next-Gen DeFi Portfolio Management

Sunil Srivatsa is the founder and CEO of Storm Labs, an open-source software development studio. They help build and maintain infrastructure for decentralized protocols like Cove. Why you should listen Storm Labs is an open-source software development studio that builds infrastructure for the next financial generation. Their mission is to build and share foundational infrastructure that enables economic empowerment for all. Storm Labs raised $3 million in pre-seed funding from leading venture capital firms and angel investors to launch their protocol Cove, the first onchain portfolio manager that addresses the challenges of Automated Market Makers (AMMs). The round was led by Electric Capital. The current scarcity of dedicated onchain management platforms forces retail crypto users to navigate DeFi's complexities and potentially lose through DIY yield-farming. According to the survey conducted by Storm Labs, 25% of investors spent 3+ hours a week manually managing their portfolios. Cove’s platform empowers users to tailor their investments to their risk appetite and goals to build their optimal DeFi portfolio without any need for manual management, while addressing the limitations of traditional AMMs and eliminating Loss-Versus-Rebalancing (LVR). They achieve this through a unique execution mechanism that guarantees fair and transparent trades, minimizing issues like price impact, slippage, MEV (Maximal Extractable Value). Trades within Cove are facilitated through a proprietary matching engine, while external trades are routed through CoW Swap for added security while still eliminating MEV and capturing positive slippage. This means the platform can seamlessly match individuals holding complementary liquidity positions, facilitating efficient trades and maximizing returns. Marking Stage 1 of the product roll-out will be the launch of Cove Boosties. Boosties is the first dedicated liquid locker and staking platform specifically designed to simplify and enhance the Yearn experience. It allows users to effortlessly earn boosted APY on Yearn vaults and mint coveYFI, with flexible dYFI rewards and early access to Cove's governance token ($COVE). Boosties is built using Yearn V3 and optimized by Gauntlet and audited by Trail of Bits, Quantstamp, and yAudit. The main protocol is slated to launch during Stage 2 later this year. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Cove Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/26/202432 minutes, 24 seconds
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Persistence One - Cosmos Liquid Staking & Restaking

Mikhil Pandey is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Persistence Labs, building Persistence One a purpose built Layer 1 on a mission to maximize yield and security through Liquid Staking & Restaking. Why you should listen Persistence One is one of the first Cosmos app chains and has been relentlessly building at the edge of the Proof-of-Stake landscape since 2019. Ehile staking attracts a large number of participants in their pursuit to earn rewards and provide better network security, significant potential TVL and activity have been siloed away from the DeFi landscape into PoS. Reversely, the emergence of DeFi has highlighted the limited utility that staked assets provide compared to the composability and financial opportunities available in the vibrant DeFi space, thereby taking away from the attractiveness of staking to secure the chain. Liquid Staking solves this problem, enabling users and their additional liquidity to enter DeFi by allowing PoS token holders to stake and participate in DeFi at the same time. Liquid stakers receive liquid-staked representative tokens that can be used across DeFi ecosystems, while earning rewards from their underlying staked tokens and supporting the underlying networks. As Liquid Staking becomes more broadly adopted, users are looking for opportunities to put their Liquid Staked Assets to good use and generate more yield. Persistence aims to make that user journey as smooth as possible by offering a wide array of use cases within the ecosystem. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Persistence Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/20/202434 minutes, 7 seconds
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Zircuit - An AI-Enabled ZK Rollup

Jan Gorzny is the co-founder of Zircuit, a fully EVM-compatible zero-knowledge rollup powering the limitless potential of web3. Why you should listen Backed by pioneering L2 research, the network’s unique hybrid architecture combines battle-tested infrastructure with zero-knowledge proofs to give developers the best of both worlds.  With cutting-edge performance and security at the sequencer level, users can explore new frontiers with faster transactions, and reduced fees. Zircuit is in Testnet phase. While the team prepare for Mainnet, users can participate in testing on Testnet or be a part of their staking program. To learn more, visit https://stake.zircuit.com/faq. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Zircuit Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/18/202433 minutes, 32 seconds
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SOMA Finance - The Best of DeFi & TradFi

Bill Heyn is the CEO of SOMA.finance. SOMA is building finance for the future by uniting DeFi and TradFi.  SOMA aims to be the first DEX-style trading platform that is legal and compliant in the US, and the rest of the world.     Why you should listen The non-custodial SOMA.finance platform aims to be the world's first compliant hybrid decentralized exchange and launchpad. SOMA was founded to build the technology and systems required for a platform for the issuance and purchase and sale of securities utilizing distributed ledger technology (“DLT”). As a semi-permissionless, decentralized web based platform utilizing automated peer to peer marketplace technology, the new platform is intended to combine the ease of use and accessibility of decentralized platforms with the safety and security of a regulated peer to peer platform. The SOMA.finance platform is being rolled out in stages; presently, the SOMA onboarding platform is live allowing interested parties to enroll and secure their access to the products to come. Following the $SOMA Token sale, the SOMA Starter launch pad, a globally compliant token issuance and capital raising platform will begin operations. The decentralized exchange (DEX), SOMA Swap, and additional products such as SOMA Earn will follow. The $SOMA token sale is live now via the Akemona platform. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet SOMA Finance SOMA Token Sale Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/18/202431 minutes
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Gamma - Bitcoin, Runes, & Ordinals

Nick Sainato is the co-founder at Gamma, a Bitcoin creator launchpad and NFT marketplace. Why you should listen Nick from Gamma joins Andy to discuss Bitcoin, the halving, memecoins, Runes, and Ordinals. Ordinals are Bitcoin NFTs you can mint directly on the Bitcoin blockchain. Each sat (the smallest unit of Bitcoin) can be inscribed with data, such as JPGs, GIFs, PDFs and more, creating a Bitcoin Ordinal Inscription. Thanks to Ordinal Theory (which references the ordering of individual Satoshis), we can now inscribe data onto single Satoshis on the Bitcoin blockchain directly and transact them like NFTs. Whether it’s an image, a memo, or anything else you want to inscribe, this data is immutably and securely stored directly on the L1 Bitcoin Blockchain. With the rise in interest around Ordinals, Bitcoin blockchain activity has increased, giving miners more fees and putting positive effects on the security and decentralization of Bitcoin. And because of Bitcoin’s robustness, every inscription is immutably and permanently secured on the Bitcoin blockchain. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Gamma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/16/202451 minutes
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U-topia - Web3 IP

Emmanuel Quezada is the CEO & Co-Founder of U-topia, a Web3 entertainment company innovating with IP Licensing in GameFi, AI Music, and Video Entertainment, backed by NFT provenance.    Why you should listen U-topia is a Web3 entertainment company that brings the convergence of innovative IP Licensing in GameFi, AI Music, and Video Entertainment, backed by NFT provenance. They recently received an investment from GDA Capital. U-topia powers a gamified multiverse that leverages IP from Web2 and content from top sports teams. The U-topia ecosystem is powered by U-coin a crypto asset designed to incentivize and reward user participation.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet U-topia Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/15/202425 minutes, 27 seconds
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MANTRA - The Layer 1 for RWA Tokenization

John Patrick Mullin is the CEO and co-founder of MANTRA, the Layer 1 blockchain for RWA tokenization. Why you should listen The Mantra team saw that the Cosmos ecosystem lacked a chain specifically designed to provide regulatory compliance across a wide range of real-world assets (RWA) and tokenized assets. They feel that a “chain of regulated digital assets” will create a forward-thinking protocol that attracts users from diverse backgrounds, many of whom may not be current participants within the crypto space, and who value the importance and safety of regulatory compliance.  Mantra are creating an ecosystem for tokenization. Tokenizing an asset refers to the act of representing an ownership interest in real-world assets in a digital token (i.e., tokenization is the process of issuing a token that digitally represents tradable assets). Any asset with real-world value such as art, commodities or real estate can be easily tradable once it is converted into a digital representation in the form of a token. These tokens are issued through security token offerings (STOs) and can then be traded on a KYC/AML guarded secondary market such as the Mantra Chain decentralized exchange (DEX). Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Mantra Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/11/202428 minutes, 26 seconds
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Payy - Fast, Free, Private Payments

Sid Gandhi is the founder and CEO at Polybase Labs, building Payy - to bring fast, free, private payments to the world.  Why you should listen Consider that 15 years into the blockchain era - we still don't have a simple private solution for fast, private, global payments. Using zero-knowledge cryptography, Payy aims to solve global payments.  Payy is a payments network built as a ZK roll-up for USDC transactions. Sid says there are four interesting things that Payy does that no one else does today.  First, it's fully private. Second, it is fast, free, and easy, less than 10 seconds per transaction. There are no gas fees, and there are no addresses or keys or tokens to manage. They've also integrated fiat ramps directly into the application layer of the blockchain, and it's decentralized and compliant.  Users can earn Payy Rewards for using Payy and inviting others to the network. Want to send money instantly for free anywhere in the world? Use Payy.   Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Payy Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/9/202436 minutes, 35 seconds
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Lingo - The Gamified, RWA-Powered Rewards Token

HM Rawat is a Co-Founder and CEO at Lingo, a gamified, RWA-powered rewards token to onboard the next billion in Web3. Why you should listen Blockchain adoption is growing 2x faster than the internet in the 90s, making it the fastest technological adoption in history. Today, the tech is easy. Applications aren't hard to write, but they’re really hard to market, and really hard to persuade big communities to use them, in volume. Lingo is cracking that code. They’re leveraging blockchain technology and Real-World Assets to onboard the next billion in Web3 with a vision to build the world's most rewarding token. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Lingo Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/7/202431 minutes, 20 seconds
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Liquid Mercury - Professional Crypto Trading

Tony Saliba is a professional trader, a “Market Wizard” and CEO at Liquid Mercury, a professional crypto trading platform.   Why you should listen Tony Saliba is a Master trader at CBOE where he also served on Board of Directors. He was the only options trader to be featured in the seminal book “Market Wizards” showcasing the world’s best pro traders. Tony founded LiquidPoint in 1999, and the company (sold to Bank of New York ConvergEX in 2007) is currently #3 in highest overall execution volumes behind Citadel Securities and Susquehanna. Tony has collected the best and brightest minds, including his key management from LiquidPoint and Matrix Executions, to create the leading professional crypto trading solution, Liquid Mercury. Liquid Mercury was built by professionals for professionals. Liquid Mercury is the #1 choice for sophisticated buy-side and institutional sell-side legacy trading professionals moving into crypto. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Liquid Mercury Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/5/202441 minutes, 4 seconds
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SCRYPT - A Swiss Financial Service Provider for Crypto

Norman Wooding is co-founder and CEO of SCRYPT, a leading Swiss financial service provider specializing in crypto assets.  Why you should listen SCRYPT acts as a trusted partner for institutions by building and providing infrastructure that delivers digital assets and services in a robust regulatory framework. SCRYPT's product line is designed to cover every institution’s crypto needs, removing the complexity of crypto finance with technology and innovative products.  As a Swiss-regulated entity, compliance and security are at the heart of SCRYPT operations.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet SCRYPT Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/4/202440 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lionsgate Network - Recover Your Lost Crypto

Bezalel Eithan Raviv, a former member of Israel’s IDF Cyber Unit 8200, is the CEO and founder of Lionsgate Network, a digital platform that specializes in providing professional fund recovery services for participants in the crypto ecosystem. Why you should listen Lionsgate Network is a digital platform that specializes in providing professional recovery services for investors navigating the uncertain financial landscape of digital currencies. The proliferation of scams and frauds has created unique challenges for investors seeking to recover their funds, and Lionsgate Network is positioned to offer effective solutions. With a team of blockchain analysts and cyber advisors based in Israel, Lionsgate Network leverages the country’s status in cyber intelligence and blockchain analysis to establish trustworthy financial systems for individual investors. Using innovative techniques, the company has a proven track record of successfully recovering investors’ funds. The Hamas attack on Israel has prompted renewed efforts by U.S. authorities to eradicate the financial networks of terrorists. In Israel, the National Bureau for Counter-Terror Financing, together with Israeli police and intelligence agencies, launched an operation to locate and freeze Hamas’ crypto accounts. Lionsgate Network joined the effort and was successful in identifying and intercepting crypto accounts linked to Hamas.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Lionsgate Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/2/202436 minutes, 8 seconds
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Apeiron - The Next Wave of Web3 Gaming

Frank Cheng is co-founder and loremaster at the Fonnie Magus game studio. They are developing Apeiron, part of a new wave of token-driven, play-and-earn NFT games.  Why you should listen Apeiron is part of a new wave of token-driven, play-and-earn NFT games. Our tri-token system utilizes governance, play-to-earn, and alliance tokens in tandem to create a dynamic economy that mirrors the real world, while our NFTs - in the form of Planets, Stars, and Relics - puts the ownership in the rightful hands of the player. What you make in the game - the planets you build - they’re yours: keep them, sell them, or use them in the wider NFT metaverse. Inspired by classic God-games such as Populous and Black & White, as well as modern Roguelite action-adventure games, Apeiron will offer integrated gameplay where you can shape the world from on high before getting down to earth as a controllable Avatar to unlock the universe’s mysteries. Grow your planet until it can’t grow anymore, then reset the planetary cycle, opening the door to exciting Alliance level PvE and PvP gameplay. The universe awaits! Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Apeiron Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/28/202428 minutes, 23 seconds
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Saito - A Paradigm Shift in Blockchain Applications

Richard Parris is a co-founder at Saito - a self-sufficient Layer 1 Blockchain designed for devs that provides the foundation for building open and scalable web applications.   Why you should listen Saito is a new type of layer-1 blockchain that powers peer-to-peer applications. Saito delivers a new economic model for blockchain. Saito Consensus aligns incentives for all participants, paying nodes for scale while remaining open. Saito is designed to create a real economy running on this network, that supports an open ecosystem of peer to peer applications, where users are sovereign and own their data, and providers that serve them best are most profitable. Saito Consensus eliminates the sybil attacks, majoritarian attacks,and several other attack vectors common in proof-of-work and proof-of-stake consensus mechanisms by correcting the collective action problems buried in their incentive structures. When users send transactions into the network they add cryptographic routing signatures that specify the first-hop node(s) to which they are sending their transaction(s). Receiving nodes add similar routing signatures as they forward these transactions, creating an unforgeable record within transactions of the path they have taken into the network. These routing paths can be examined to confirm the amount of "routing work" available in a transaction. Transactions without valid routing paths contain no routing work. The amount of routing work in any other transaction is its total fee halved with each hop beyond the first that the transaction has taken into the network. The blockchain maintains a "difficulty" for block production that is measured in routing work. Nodes produce blocks when they have enough routing work in the transactions in their mempool to meet difficulty criteria. Blocks which do not contain the required amount of routing work are invalid according to consensus rules. While most of crypto uses a Web 2 model with token integrations or a federated model reliant on volunteer work, Saito applications operate in true, peer-to-peer Web 3 and are self-funding. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Saito Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/24/202431 minutes, 5 seconds
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CESS - Decentralized Storage and Delivery

Nick Zaldastani is Chairman and Co-Founder at CESS, a blockchain-powered decentralized storage and content delivery network infrastructure.   Why you should listen CESS is a blockchain powered decentralized storage and content delivery network infrastructure. Users and creators alike use the platform for on-chain data sharing, whilst builders can develop and deploy DApps. Offering the most optimal Web3 solution for storing and retrieving high-frequency dynamic data, CESS reshapes the value distribution and circulation of data assets whilst ensuring data sovereignty and complete user privacy. By utilizing a decentralized physical infrastructure network (DePIN) model, CESS drives mass deployment of network nodes globally through incentives. Nick says, “Data Value Networks are the future, and it is time we get our data back, and take control of it. The evolution has been from Oracle to the cloud to decentralized databases for sharing content, but in today’s world, if we don’t own the data, AI will run it, which is ultimately owned by centralized organizations. It is imperative that networks of the future be decentralized, and anonymous yet support multi-party participation. CESS has its own blockchain, its own CDN, is chain-agnostic and interoperable, and is modular and can plug into different ecosystems. Combining these capabilities forms the basis of the Data Value Network that we provide.” Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet CESS Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/21/202443 minutes, 28 seconds
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Memecoins and the Rise of Financial Nihilism

Aditya Das is a researcher and analyst across the Techemy Group. He joins Andy to discuss the current Memecoin mania that has gripped the crypto markets. Why you should listen Bitcoin has led the crypto market’s move into bull market territory, but it is meme coins that have captured the altcoin zeitgeist, with many investors ignoring the fundamentals in favor of the memes. Welcome to Financial Nihilism. Memecoins are blockchain-based tokens that are based on popular pieces of internet culture. They are generally characterized by having minimal utility and extreme volatility. If you identify with cute dogs, the edgy Pepe frog, or President Trump, there is a memecoin for your tribe. Memecoins have been popular with retail crypto investors who see the more affordable unit prices and lower market caps as an opportunity. The lack of fundamentals or a pretense at seriousness is a feature, not a bug. The vast majority of crypto retail investors have no desire to learn about composable privacy, and the esoteric differences between five different layer 2 solutions. But a meme? If there is one thing today’s extremely online retail traders understand, it is the power of a meme.  In past cycles, memecoin rallies have tended to take place at the market top, some analysts say this time is different, and it’s due to a rise in financial nihilism, according to a thesis by Ikigai Fund Manager Travis Kling. Kling argued that this crypto bull cycle will see an altcoin rally driven by the concept of “financial nihilism” – the idea that cost of living is strangling most Americans; that upward mobility opportunity is out of reach for increasingly more people; that the American Dream is mostly a thing of the past; and that median home prices divided by median income is at a completely untenable level. As a result, the younger generation have turned to gambling, from sports betting to memecoin investing in an attempt to win big.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Techemy Financial Nililism  Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/18/202432 minutes, 52 seconds
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Randcast - On-Chain Verifiable Randomness

Felix Xu is the Co-Founder of ARPA Network, a decentralized computation network based on threshold cryptography and its use cases   Why you should listen Randcast is ARPA’s first product, an on-chain verifiable random number generation service with an easy-to-use Smart Contract SDK that can be directly integrated into DApps to provide out-of-the-box functionalities like rolling dice, shuffling an array, generating in-game item attributes based on probability, generating random in-game maps or dungeons, and deciding the probability outcomes of a lottery. Using a random number in a smart contract is a common requirement. For example, a game may need to generate a random number to determine the lottery winner. However, the blockchain is deterministic, and the result of a smart contract is determined by the input. That is to say, a blockchain is a decentralized and trustless environment where the random number generation can be easily manipulated by any party in the network. e.g., if we use a block hash or timestamp as the source of randomness, the miners can manipulate it to their advantage by either withholding the block or manipulating the timestamp. The solution is to use an external source of randomness. Randcast is a service that generates random numbers through a decentralized network and provides them to smart contracts. The process of generating randomness is both transparent and verifiable. It is facilitated by a group of nodes that utilize the threshold BLS signature scheme. Before returning the requested random number to the user's smart contract, the randomness is verified on-chain by the Randcast Adapter smart contract. Randcast and the ARPA Network solve another major issue with random number generation. Randomness generated by a single off-chain entity could potentially be tampered with or manipulated by that entity. Randcast solves this issue by using multiple nodes in the ARPA Network to generate randomness through BLS Threshold signature tasks, which means that no single node has the ability to manipulate the final randomness result. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet ARPA Network Dear Game Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/15/202442 minutes, 55 seconds
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Chirp - DePIN for Global IOT and Mobile

Tim Kravchunovsky is the founder and CEO of Chirp. Chirp is a trailblazing DePIN network founded by a team of Telecommunications experts with decades of experience. Tim Kravchunovsky has over 20 years of experience as a network engineer, having held a position as a Consulting Engineer at the World Bank, Comacast and Chemonics International. Tim founded Chirp in January 2021 to connect the world through groundbreaking, accessible technology that has the potential to transform the way we all live our daily lives. Why you should listen Chirp’s mission is to connect the largest number of devices with the blockchain under one revolutionary network and a SaaS platform. With a focus on IoT and Mobile, Chirp aims to redefine the future of wireless communication. DePIN project Chirp Token is about to launch its testnet - the first step in bringing interconnected, people-powered IoT connectivity to the world. Mainnet will follow later in the year. DePIN is one of the leading crypto narratives of 2024. DePIN uses blockchain to develop physical infrastructure like telecom communication, storage, IoT, and more. By decentralizing infrastructure, DePIN achieves tech scale and gives power back to the users. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Chirp Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/11/202438 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bitcoin ATH, Ordinals, & The Three Body Problem

Brett Herskope aka Eliherf is head of growth at Gamma, the open marketplace for Bitcoin Ordinals. Brett and Andy discuss Bitcoin’s recent all-time high, Gamma and Bitcoin Ordinals, and The Three-Body Problem. One of the most popular answers to the very famous Crypto Conversation Hot Take Round Sci-Fi question, The Three-Body Problem is a trilogy by Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin. A Netflix adaptation by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo is expected to premiere on Netflix on March 21, 2024. Why You Should Listen Thanks to Ordinal Theory (which references the ordering of individual Satoshis), we can now inscribe data onto single Satoshis on the Bitcoin blockchain directly and transact them like NFTs. Whether it’s an image, a memo, or anything else you want to inscribe, this data is truly immutably and securely stored directly on the L1 Bitcoin Blockchain. Before NFTs took off on Ethereum, NFTs had originated on Bitcoin. But due to the complexities and limitations of the Bitcoin blockchain, Bitcoin-native NFTs could never really take off — until now. At the time of writing, nearly 60 million inscriptions have been made, and creating your own inscriptions is easier than ever thanks to Gamma’s no-code Ordinal inscription tool. With the rise in interest around Ordinals, Bitcoin blockchain activity has increased greatly, giving miners more fees and putting positive effects on the security and decentralization of Bitcoin. And because of Bitcoin’s robustness, every inscription is immutably and permanently secured on the Bitcoin blockchain. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Gamma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/7/202444 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bril Finance - The New Era of DeFi

Connor O’Shea is the CEO of Bril Finance, a cutting edge DeFi UX for seamless access to professional-grade portfolio management algorithms and yield strategies. Why you should listen Bril is a sophisticated decentralized finance (DeFi) tool that actively optimizes and manages portfolio strategies in a secure, non-custodial manner. The dapp allows users to deposit tokens into single-asset vaults, which drive yield based on automated liquidity strategies- giving everyone professional-grade tools that deliver high yields for risk-adjusted returns. Bril leverages an underlying liquidity provisions algorithm, which runs category-defining, automated rebalancing for high capital efficiency. With Bril, users deposit tokens into single-asset vaults and receive LP tokens representing their share in the liquidity pool. Single-asset vaults remove the complexity of managing multiple assets in a liquidity pool. Bril deploys the deposited assets into concentrated liquidity AMMs across blockchain ecosystems via a premier cross-chain bridging partner. Positions are automatically adjusted based on market conditions. Users can withdraw deposits and earnings at any time. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Bril Finance Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/5/202453 minutes, 38 seconds
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Solve Care - Blockchain for Digital Health Networks

Pradeep Goel is the Chief Executive Officer at the Solve Care Foundation. Solve Care is a blockchain platform for digital health networks. Why you should listen Solve Care is a global healthcare platform that redefines care coordination, improves access to care, reduces benefit administration costs, and helps reduce fraud and waste across the healthcare sector globally. Solve Care’s decentralized healthcare model, ensures all stakeholders, from the patient, physician, insurance companies, care coordinators, and healthcare institutions have a better and more direct peer-to-peer relationship. It is a model where patients are empowered to have sovereignty over their healthcare data, giving them control over their healthcare journey. The current model that protects centralized healthcare systems around the world fails to serve the needs of the patient and the doctor in a manner that can be fundamentally improved via blockchain. Solve Care is focused on adoption and building real utility in healthcare rather than just focusing on blockchain technology itself. Solve Care has launched a new solution called Care Trials, which simplifies matching patients with clinical research opportunities globally and provides more choices for patients in their healthcare decisions. Care Trials aims to accelerate research for chronic diseases like cancer by decentralizing access to clinical trial information and empowering patients with options beyond traditional treatment methods offered by doctors or hospitals alone.  Its interoperable, composable, full-stack platform is the first in the world to successfully deploy digital currency and blockchain technology for value-based healthcare payments. Upon this platform, multiple Care Networks are built and operated to create an ecosystem for patient-centric care based on medical conditions, economic and social needs, and other tailored eligibility criteria. The mission is to make healthcare work better for our parents, children, society, business, and the future global economy. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Solve Care Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/4/202449 minutes, 14 seconds
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Quai Network - Energy-based Money for the 21st Century

Dr. K is the Co-Founder of Quai Network, a new Layer 1 network of blockchains designed to scale to handle all human commerce while maintaining true decentralization.  Why you should listen Quai Network is an EVM compatible, highly scalable, secure Layer 1 blockchain, designed for fast, low cost, high-throughput transactions, complemented by programmable smart contracts. It emphasizes swift finalization, steadfast censorship resistance, and robust resilience against adversarial threats. The system is built using an advanced multi-threaded blockchain with adaptive architecture and a native dual token system $QUAI & $QI, enabled by a breakthrough Proof-of-Entropy-Minima (“PoEM”) consensus mechanism. The Quai Network is in testnet. Quai is a merge-mined network of blockchains. This network is able to coordinate an infinite number of blockchains (execution shards) by using the Proof-of-Entropy-Minima (PoEM) consensus mechanism, which eliminates all consensus-based contention. The ability for PoEM to coordinate a perpetually growing set of blockchains allows the network to process more than 50,000 transactions per second. The architecture is a composable multithreaded execution environment with blocks being produced approximately every 1.1 seconds in a 9-shard construction. All blockchains in the network can transfer and receive state through the process of merged mining, which asynchronously produces hash linked references between chains. Quai extends traditional work-based block production to enable transfers between blockchains without introducing new trusted validation mechanisms. Quai provides scalability by dynamically sharding to add more execution shards to the network as demand for block space increases. This enables Quai to support low-cost day-to-day transactions as the user-base grows in perpetuity. While blockchain technology has shown its potential to enable a widely-used digital currency, existing solutions reintroduce subjectivity while only achieving limited scale. Quai is unlike other multi-chain solutions which require a trusted set of validators that create weak security guarantees when moving between chains. Quai addresses issues with scalability while maintaining decentralization to create an un-censorable network that can be ubiquitously used as money. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Quai Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/29/202448 minutes, 39 seconds
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Prime Staked: Liquid Restaking

Matt Liu is the co-founder of Origin Protocol, an Ethereum-powered platform for NFTs, DeFi, Liquid Staking, and Restaking. Why you should listen Origin has a stablecoin, the Origin Dollar (OUSD) to support users as they passively earn yield on OUSD held in wallets – as opposed to being staked or locked up in a protocol. Ethereum restaking has become one of 2024’s most disruptive narratives. The thriving sector is teeming with innovation, offering new opportunities for builders and users alike. Matt says he learned that if you want to remain at the forefront, you need to constantly evolve along with the space. This principle allowed him to take liquid staking by the horns with Origin Ether. In a few months, they brought a product to market that continues to deliver value for users. Today, Origin Ether is approaching $100M of TVL while delivering higher risk-adjusted yields than the top liquid staking tokens like stETH, rETH, and frxETH. His new product is Prime Staked ETH (primeETH), a liquid restaked token (LRT) that provides liquidity for assets that have been deposited into EigenLayer. By converting staked ETH into primeETH, users can stack ETH staking yield, EigenLayer points, and primeETH XP points all while remaining liquid. primeETH is a reward-bearing token that works similarly to cTokens. primeETH tokens are not rebasing like stETH or OETH. Instead, the underlying rewards accrued by restaking positions are reflected in the price of primeETH over time as it increases in value. primeETH was developed by Matt and the Origin Protocol team that have launched multiple DeFi products with $100M+ in TVL. Prime Staked is a fork of Kelp which has been battle-tested with hundreds of millions of funds and has been audited by sigmaPrime and code4arena. The primary change to the codebase was the addition of new LSTs and configuring their associated oracles. Each of the newly added assets have been carefully reviewed to make sure they don't introduce new reentrancy vectors or unexpected behaviors.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Origin Protocol Prime Staked Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/26/202452 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lark Davis - Crypto Narratives 2024

Lark Davis is a cryptocurrency investor, influencer, YouTuber, and founder of weekly crypto newsletter, Wealth Mastery. He shares his top crypto narratives for 2024, and why it's better to be an investor than a trader.  Why you should listen Lark Davis began creating cryptocurrency content in 2017, starting on the Steam blockchain and then transitioning to YouTube. His Wealth Mastery newsletter combines insider insights and market analysis to offer cryptocurrency investors opportunities to grow their wealth, stay ahead of the curve, and avoid costly mistakes. Lark focuses mostly on longer-term investments rather than day trading, to ride the market cycle for potential gains. He advises caution when entering the market late in a cycle as the risk-reward decreases significantly. Lark shares his thoughts on the current investible narratives in crypto such as layer twos, DeFi, and crypto gaming. Andy and Lark discuss AI technology and how it is impacting content creation. Lark predicts that AI will soon replace some content creators while acknowledging its current limitations regarding voice quality and inflection. However, he anticipates premium demand for human content creators who will offer unique perspectives compared to AI-generated content. Finally, Lark says Dune is his favorite sci-fi book and expresses admiration for its writing style, battles, mythology, and world-building. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Wealth Mastery Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/25/202447 minutes, 24 seconds
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ICONOMI - An Advanced Crypto Portfolio Platform

Peter Curk is the CEO of ICONOMI, an advanced crypto investment and portfolio platform that makes it easy for beginners and for power users to choose from hundreds of Crypto Strategies and copy them with a single click.   Why you should listen ICONOMI is a cryptocurrency portfolio management platform. Offering a suite of tools and infrastructure, ICONOMI enables experienced traders to create and manage their own Crypto Strategies, with advanced features to align strategy with market conditions. These include algorithmic trading execution, one-click portfolio rebalance, smart price discovery on multiple exchanges, and portfolio automation management rules. Beginner traders can copy more experienced crypto strategists. There are more than 150 different public strategies on the platform. ICONOMI has just launched its new digital asset wealth management platform, ICONOMI Wealth for professional asset managers.  The platform will enable small and mid-sized asset management firms, as well as financial advisors, to launch and manage multiple cryptocurrency portfolios, while supporting their own clients. Asset management firms may be looking into launching their digital asset strategy, or their clients may be requesting alternative investments. If they don’t have the know-how or resources to build internal infrastructure, ICONOMI Wealth can bridge the gap. By leveraging the ICONOMI Wealth platform, they can access ICONOMI’s full suite of expert services to tap into digital assets without high costs and complexities, while ensuring the safeguarding of investor assets through cold storage solutions. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet ICONOMI ICONOMI Wealth Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/22/202436 minutes, 40 seconds
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eBTC - stETH Backed BTCLoans

Spada₿oom is the founder of BadgerDAO, a Bitcoin-focused DeFi protocol. The team is working on eBTC – a groundbreaking new synthetic asset that capitalizes on the evolution of ETH staking to create the most transparent and capital-efficient borrowing facility for Bitcoin on Ethereum in DeFi.   Why you should listen eBTC is a protocol that allows anyone to use Lido’s Staked Ether (stETH) as collateral to borrow a synthetic Bitcoin asset with zero borrowing fees. Powered by non-custodial, immutable, governance-minimized smart contracts, it aims to be the most trustless and censorship-resistant synthetic Bitcoin in DeFi. eBTC is the first protocol to focus exclusively on the ETH/BTC ratio. While most of the trading and strategies for this pair are currently done off-chain using centralized counter-parties, eBTC empowers users to now bring this activity on-chain with extreme transparency. Further, due to its immutability and composability, it enables any protocol to integrate its functionality and build on top of it. Its vision ignited by the abundance of highly publicized financial collapses in 2022, eBTC has been designed as a response to the shortcomings of the centralized and opaque financial infrastructure that is commonplace within the blockchain space. By moving more ETH/BTC activity on-chain within immutable smart contracts, eBTC moves the space further away from the centralized solutions for borrowing Bitcoin currently seen in the market today. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet eBTC Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/20/202443 minutes, 29 seconds
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NFTStudio24 - The Decentralized Media Platform

Hinza Asif is the CEO of NFTStudio24, a decentralized media platform based in Japan that's empowering journalists and reporters worldwide.  Why you should listen Traditional media involves lengthy editorial processes, where journalists may spend weeks on a story, only to have it become the property of the media house they work for. NFTStudio24 is a platform that allows journalists to publish their stories directly to their decentralized media network. Once published, these stories become the sole property of the author, giving them full ownership. The platform leverages blockchain technology to reward journalists for their contributions based on engagement metrics such as views, likes, shares, and comments. Readers can engage with the story by liking, sharing, and commenting, which increases its visibility and earns the author rewards in the form of cryptocurrency tokens. The goal is to democratize access to information and empower journalists to tell the stories that matter most to them and their communities. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet NFTStudio24 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/19/202418 minutes, 3 seconds
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CoinRoutes - Algorithmic Trading Strategies and Execution

Dave Weisberger is the co-founder and CEO of CoinRoutes, a leading provider of algorithmic trading strategies and execution management. Why you should listen CoinRoutes has an extensive algo suite and market data plant specifically designed around crypto market structure and its intricacies. They provide best-in-class smart order routing, along with the infrastructure for exchange market access and market data consolidation, with options for both UI and API users. Dave talks about the challenges of trading in the crypto markets, the benefits of algorithmic trading strategies, and CoinRoutes' role in providing liquidity and better pricing for traders. Dave also shares his thoughts on the recent approval of bitcoin ETFs and their potential impact on bitcoin's adoption as a store of value. He emphasizes that transparency is an advantage in crypto markets but warns about conflicts of interest due to knowing who is behind certain wallets. Dave expresses concerns about US financial regulation under Elizabeth Warren's influence and highlights the importance of having a supportive regulatory environment for crypto innovation. He concludes by mentioning CoinRoutes' plans for international expansion, its focus on DeFi solutions, and its goal to simplify trading processes while providing more efficient execution for users. Supporting links Bitget Bitget VIP Link with BONUS 1000 USDT Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet CoinRoutes Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/18/202440 minutes, 22 seconds
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Secure Digital Markets - The Institutional Choice

Mostafa Al-Mashita, is co-founder, and Yacine Ouldchikh is a Senior Trader at Secure Digital Markets (SDM), a digital asset brokerage firm that offers institutional, high net worth, and corporate clients access to spot trading, derivatives, and lending services. Why you should listen Mostafa and Yacine from Secure Digital Markets discuss the market structure and deeper trends driving the crypto markets in 2024. They analyze the impact of the spot Bitcoin ETFs and the potential for an Ethereum ETF. They highlight the growing interest from institutional investors and financial advisors in cryptocurrencies. They mention their focus on building a global financial services ecosystem at Secure Digital Markets, with plans to release a mobile app and expand their presence internationally. SDM offers comprehensive liquidity and settlement solutions that generate efficient crypto asset exposure. SDM bridges the gap between institutional balance sheets and Web3 by offering highly liquid onramps into the digital currency market. SDM accommodates the unique execution needs of its clients through multiple technology solutions including GUI (SDM.Live), API, and RFQ. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Secure Digital Markets SDM Crypto Report SDM Twitter Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/14/202444 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tari - the Freedom Enhancing Protocol

Naveen Jain and Riccardo Spagni are contributors at Tari Labs, building Tari. Tari is a new open-source, decentralized protocol that reimagines the future of digital assets. Tari is being architected as a merge-mined sidechain of Monero and will inherit its security model. Why you should listen Tari is an open-source blockchain protocol built in Rust. Tari is architected as a merge-mined sidechain with Monero. Tari aims to provide programmable privacy and composable confidentiality. Tari's philosophy is to normalize privacy in the crypto space and offer a spectrum of confidentiality options for users. Privacy is treated as a spectrum rather than a binary outcome. Tari's protocol allows developers to build applications with varying degrees of confidentiality, meeting user expectations and complying with regulatory requirements when necessary.  It allows developers to build applications on top of it, such as NFT marketplaces, DeFi platforms, and more.  The Tari protocol has a live testnet available for users to explore and participate in mining. Interested individuals can download the Tari Aurora wallet from the App Store and start mining on the testnet. The team is working towards the mainnet launch soon. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Tari Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/13/202446 minutes, 10 seconds
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Lantern Finance - Illuminate Your Staking Journey

Prince Jindal and Jung Won Kim are co-founders at  Lantern Finance, a US-based staking platform built for the everyday crypto investor. Why you should listen Lantern Finance is for crypto beginners, crypto OGs, and everyone in-between, offering a seamless Ethereum staking experience for all experience levels.  Lantern's robust security measures are supported by BitGo, an industry leading US-based, qualified crypto custodian. Lantern charges 15% of staking rewards, allowing you to keep more of your rewards. Lantern is the first consumer crypto app to offer USD loans against staked ETH. This revolutionary product allows users to take out loans that pay themselves off (i.e. self-paying loans). When you borrow against your staked crypto, it means you are still earning staking rewards. These staking rewards can be used to offset your loan’s interest payment, creating an automatic, self-repaying loan.  Imagine you bought a house with several bedrooms and decided to live in one of them. Every month you have to pay for the mortgage on the house out of your own pocket. This is like paying for your loan while your assets are unstaked.  Lantern is registered with FinCEN as a Money Services Business (MSB) and has robust KYC and AML processes in place. Every client has direct access to the Lantern team for support including by telephone. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Lantern Finance PH Lantern: (415) 365-0100 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/12/202442 minutes, 53 seconds
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Arcanum Capital - Early Investments in Web3

James McDowall is the founding partner of Arcanum Capital, a venture capital firm focused on supporting enterprising and forward-thinking teams that are establishing decentralized networks and applications for the global blockchain ecosystem. Why you should listen Arcanum Capital has just announced its second fund, the Arcanum Luganodes Fund. The new fund is focused on further early-stage investments, as well as more established growth-stage investments at higher valuations, with this made possible by Arcanum’s collaboration with Luganodes a leading ‘staking services’ provider. Luganodes is a Swiss-operated, institutional-grade, non-custodial staking provider born out of the Lugano Plan B Program, an initiative driven by Tether and the City of Lugano. The partnership with Luganodes will help Fund II gain access to some of the most sought-after Layer 1 and Layer 2 investment opportunities in the space and enable us to add even more value to our portfolio networks. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Arcanum Capital Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/8/202446 minutes, 8 seconds
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Rho Protocol - On-chain Interest Rate Derivatives

Alex Ryvkin is the CEO of Rho Labs, building Rho Protocol, an interest rate derivatives protocol and the first institutional grade on-chain rates market. Why you should listen Rho Protocol is a new institutional-grade decentralized marketplace on Arbitrum that allows retail and professional traders to efficiently exchange rate risk via on-chain swaps and futures in a secure, efficient, and compliant manner.  Rho Protocol’s first family of products are fixed-to-floating interest rate swaps on a diverse set of index rates. In TradFi, this product comprises over 60% of the total outstanding interest in interest rate derivatives. The protocol is currently in beta with big expansion plans for new products planned for 2024. Rho raised $2.2m in a pre-seed funding round late last year. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Rho Protocol Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/7/202439 minutes, 40 seconds
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Conflux Network -The Hybrid Blockchain Without Barriers

Dr. Fan Long is the co-founder of Conflux Network, a PoW/PoS Hybrid Blockchain. Dr. Fan Long graduated from Tsinghua University Yao Class, and he holds Ph.D of Computer Science from MIT. His research interests include systems security, programming languages, and blockchain. Why you should listen Conflux is a public blockchain with superior performance, a unique consensus mechanism, and an innovative dual-space design. These features enable Conflux to deliver a fast, secure, and decentralized platform that is well-suited for various applications, including decentralized finance and Web3. Conflux employs a hybrid consensus mechanism, combining Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS), ensuring high security, throughput, and decentralization. Conflux's PoW consensus leverages the Tree-Graph ledger structure and GHAST algorithm, delivering a high transaction throughput of up to 3,000 TPS and confirmation latency within 1 minute, while maintaining the same level of decentralization as Bitcoin Fan explains Conflux's unique features such as its hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake blockchain, the tree graph ledger structure, and its compliance with Chinese regulations. Fan explains China's stance on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation, highlighting their concerns about capital outflow and support for technology development. Fan Long shares some use cases of Conflux Network, including NFTs being used as marketing tools in China and collaborations with China Telecom to develop a blockchain SIM card that allows easy access to web3 assets. Future plans for Conflux include an upcoming hard fork to enhance performance and compatibility with Bitcoin layer two solutions. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Conflux Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/6/202435 minutes, 21 seconds
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Subsquid Network - The Web3 Data Lake

Dr. Dmitry Zhelezov is the Co-Founder and CEO and Marcel Fohrmann is the Co-Founder and CFO of Subsquid, a decentralized data lake and query engine that offers developers permissionless, cost-efficient access to on-chain data from over 100 chains and is integrated into a large ecosystem of Web2- and Web3-native developer tools. Why you should listen Subsquid Network is a decentralized query engine optimized for batch extraction of large volumes of data. It currently serves historial on-chain data ingested from 100+ EVM and Substrate networks, including event logs, transaction receipts, traces and per-transaction state diffs. In the future, it will additionally support general-purpose SQL queries and an ever-growing collection of structured data sets derived from on- and off- chain data. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Subsquid Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/1/202445 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nine Chronicles - A Web3 Game by Planetarium Labs

JC Kim is the CEO of Planetarium Labs, a community driven, Web3 gaming company founded in South Korea and backed by Animoca. They create games where users can create, share, own, and earn.  Why you should listen Planetarium Labs has created Nine Chronicles, the first-ever Web3 RPG game. The game combines blockchain technology with immersive gameplay. The game is a fantasy  MMORPG powered by the players, set in a world that can never be shut down. Infinitely moddable and owned by the community, Nine Chronicles invites you to aid the goddess Freya in her eternal struggle against an evil ravaging the land.  Nine Chronicles is the first-ever fully on-chain, open-source RPG. All of the transactions are recorded on-chain, which means there isn’t a traditional server like traditional RPGs. Anyone can access the code and create different versions of the game utilizing the IP, giving the community and the players true ownership of the game. In addition to enjoying the gameplay, players can contribute to the game’s ecosystem and content and get involved in ways that they would not be able to in traditional RPG games.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Nine Chronicles Planetarium Labs Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
1/31/202422 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bitcoin IRA - Helping Americans Retire

Chris Kline is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Bitcoin IRA, a crypto IRA platform for investing in cryptocurrencies with self-directed IRAs.  Why you should listen In 2015, Chris launched Bitcoin IRA, the world’s first company allowing U.S. investors to purchase Bitcoin for their IRA and 401(k) retirement accounts. He developed the process and partnerships to create a full-service, turnkey solution allowing investors to capitalize on the rapidly growing digital currency market space for their retirement portfolio while maintaining full IRS compliance.  Under his direction, the company has grown to over $100 million in assets under custodianship.   Bitcoin IRA was the world’s first platform that allowed clients to open, fund and trade their retirement accounts with digital assets, firstly Bitcoin, and now a multitude of different digital assets. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Bitcoin IRA Bitcoin IRA ph: 877-936-7175 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/29/202439 minutes, 23 seconds
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Summer.fi - DeFi Made Easy

Chris Bradbury is the CEO at Summer.fi, a DeFi front end that enables users to deploy capital into DeFi, using best-in-class UI/UX. Why you should listen Summer.fi is a DeFi front end that enables users to deploy capital into DeFi, via three main products, advanced automation features, and various strategies, from basic to very sophisticated. Summer.fi (previously Oasis.app) began as one of the first projects by MakerDAO, even before Single Collateral Dai, in 2016.  Summer.fi, became a standalone entity after the full decentralization of Maker. The Summer.fi mission is to build the most trusted app to deploy capital in DeFi, using best-in-class UI/UX. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Summer.fi Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/23/202447 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nayms - the Crypto Native Insurance Marketplace

Danielle Wall Elliott is the COO at Nayms, the crypto native insurance marketplace. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sees tokenization of RWA as the next big unlock.    Why you should listen Nayms is the world’s leading, fully regulated marketplace for on-chain insurance. They are paving the way in providing a new digital asset risk market that allows regulated brokers and underwriters to find digital asset capital providers to share in the premium and liability covering digital asset risk. Nayms’ traceable smart contract is built on a trustless system, meaning insurance brokers can place a contract between market participants in a limitless number of areas and share in the future value of such open trade. At Nayms, marketplace users are the product. These users are digitally native brokers, new-age carriers and investors fit for the world of digital assets. Nayms isn’t new technology for old companies, it’s new technology for the insurance participants of the future, who deserve the back-end infrastructure capable of conducting truly digital insurance with the market, for the benefit of coverholders. Nayms recently launched the first institutional tokenized (re)insurance marketplace on Base. Nayms introduces insurance as an asset class and users can earn yield on real world assets by committing capital onto their marketplace. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Nayms Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
1/21/202444 minutes, 44 seconds
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Leather - The Bitcoin Wallet for the Bitcoin Economy

Mark Hendrickson is the General Manager of Leather, the Bitcoin wallet for the fast-emerging Bitcoin Economy. Why you should listen Mark explains the importance of Ordinals on Bitcoin and their potential for storing different types of data securely on-chain. He emphasizes that Leather is a Web3 wallet for Bitcoin users and highlights the value proposition of Bitcoin as a foundation for building a new digital economy. With the surge of interest in Ordinals in 2023, Leather had impressive growth metrics for the year, and they expect this to continue in 2024. Leather has Ledger integration, and is working on an app-based wallet for this year.  The Leather vision is to be the gold standard among Bitcoin wallet brands, built to last so that users can explore Bitcoin Web3 knowing that they have a reliable hub to come back to. Mark says a complete Bitcoin wallet user experience involves best-in-class UX, code health, and content geared toward user needs, and being a responsible steward, helping usher in the next generation of Bitcoiners. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Leather Gamma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
1/17/202445 minutes, 58 seconds
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PowerLoom - The Decentralized Data Layer for Web3

Swaroop Hegde is a co-founder at PowerLoom - a decentralized Data Layer for Web3 that is scaling trustless data and building on-chain data primitives. Why you should listen The Powerloom Protocol is a decentralized data protocol designed to meet the growing data requirements of smart contract-based applications, including DeFi, games, and other user-centric platforms. It incentivizes participating peers to achieve consensus on state transitions and event emission observations across multiple smart contracts. By utilizing data compositions on smaller, consensus-reached data units, Powerloom stands as a peer-validated and accurate information source, empowering rich data applications such as dashboards, bots, aggregators, and insights trackers. Powerloom in a nutshell: Powerloom acts as a decentralized library catalog for blockchain data, providing verified and up-to-date information from multiple chains. Powerloom has a snapshot-driven approach to data retrieval, which allows for efficient scaling and trust in the results. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet PowerLoom Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
1/15/202435 minutes
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Crown Token - Taking IPs to the Metaverse

Pan Lorattawut is the CEO of VUCA Digital, the blockchain consulting firm behind the CROWN Token Project. Prior to VUCA Digital, Pan was Senior VP at Meketa Investment Group, a full-service investment consulting and advisory firm with $1.4 trillion-plus in assets under advisement in the United States.  Why you should listen CROWN Token (CROWN) is issued by Vega Investment Group, an affiliated company of T&B Media Global, a global IP management and entertainment investment company, and is developed and managed by the VUCA Digital team.  T&B Media Global manages, produces, and invests in live-action and animated feature films and TV series that are distributed globally.  Through this network CROWN can leverage a portfolio of intellectual properties (IPs) to expand into adjacent businesses both in the physical and digital world. CROWN aims to be a token for the entertainment industry by bridging traditional IPs with blockchain technology to enhance the core business and create additional value to both IP owners and the community. With CROWN, the audience can become part of the story. Through their proprietary ADOT platform, token holders can vote to select a film’s direction, character designs and art concepts, or content that T&B and partners will produce. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Pan’s LinkedIn Pan’s Twitter  CROWN Token Project CROWN Token Project Twitter  VUCA Digital’s LinkedIn T&B Media Global Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
1/11/202435 minutes, 44 seconds
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Gary Said Yes - Bitcoin Spot ETFs Approved!

In a historic move, the SEC today announced that it has approved eleven Bitcoin Spot ETFs. U.S. investors will now be able to gain exposure to Bitcoin when trading begins tomorrow. Andy marks the historic occasion by recapping the days events and looking forward to what happens next for Bitcoin.  Why you should listen Finally, after a multi-year effort by the Bitcoin community, all eleven much-anticipated Bitcoin Spot ETFs have been approved by the SEC and will begin trading tomorrow. Bitcoin’s journey has been a strange and wild ride. Exactly 14 years ago today, Hal Finney tweeted that he was “Running bitcoin.” In the years afterward, Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto disappeared, and Bitcoin began its slow journey from a curious collectible for cypherpunks and cryptographers, to a payment mechanism for the dark web, to a speculative bet, to a means of outpacing inflation, and today, to a full embrace from the traditional financial system.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet The Sandbox Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/10/202419 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Sandbox - Play, Create, & Own Virtual LAND

Sebastien Borget is the co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of The Sandbox a virtual world that leverages blockchain technology to empower users to create, build, buy, and sell digital assets in the form of a game.  Why you should listen Players, brands and companies can create worlds and experiences with the game’s built-in tools. The Sandbox has a native currency SAND, alongside a variety of in-game NFTs.The Sandbox is empowering a global community of players, creators, and owners to participate in an emerging digital economy. Players can own virtual LAND and launch their own Experiences, own SAND to earn passive income and participate in governance of The Sandbox metaverse, purchase unique avatars and equipment to make gameplay experience more fun, and use catalysts and gems to create assets for players and Experience builders. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet The Sandbox Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/21/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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Trust Machines - Building the Bitcoin Economy

Rena Shah is a former petroleum engineer turned Bitcoin strategist at Trust Machines. Trust Machines has the goal of onboarding 1 billion people into Bitcoin. Why you should listen Trust Machines is building the largest ecosystem of Bitcoin applications to maximize the value of the Bitcoin network. They are Bitcoin layer agnostic and currently use Stacks, Lightning, DLCs and are always open to exploring other tools. Trust Machines are building applications that focus on real-world utility that brings users deeper into web3 through the lens of decentralization only Bitcoin provides. Products include Console, a web3 messaging app for online communities that lets users retain privacy and own their identity, and Leather, a premium self custody Bitcoin wallet for Web3.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Trust Machines Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/20/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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Eclipse Fi - A Launch and Liquidity Protocol on Cosmos

Simon Chadwick is Co-founder and CEO at Eclipse Fi, a modular launch and liquidity protocol on Cosmos. Eclipse Fi aims to revolutionize token launches, and support innovation across Cosmos and up-and-coming Layer2s. Why you should listen Simon says that the goal of Eclipse Fi is to align quality projects with users by providing a platform for launching tokens that attracts users into the ecosystem and builds a community. Simon discusses the concept of a launch pad and how it is evolving into something more meta. He talks about bringing different types of launch and distribution mechanisms to align early communities of projects. Recognising a substantial market gap for a dependable launch platform, the team established Eclipse Fi as a go-to primitive launch platform for DeFi and Web3, addressing multiple issues related to launchpads and token launches. Eclipse Fi aims to become the hub for GTM, launches, and liquidity bootstrapping. A place where builders and the community can get involved and help to innovate and shape the future of token launches sustainably.  They chose the Cosmos ecosystem with Neutron as an initial home base due to the lack of adequate launch solutions, the high quality of projects and chains being developed, the strong focus on quality DeFi, and the cross-chain interoperable nature of IBC. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Eclipse Fi Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/19/202333 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mimo - Building the Kuma and Parallel Protocols

Claude Eguienta is the Chief Executive Officer at Mimo Capital, a company that creates protocols providing tokenized real-world assets. So far, it has created the Kuma and Parallel protocols. Kuma is a DeFi protocol that provides tokenized real-world assets. The Parallel protocol is a lending platform for overcollateralized stablecoin loans. Why you should listen Kuma is a DeFi protocol that provides tokenized real-world assets in various forms.  The Parallel protocol is a lending platform for overcollateralized stablecoin loans. It allows users to mint price-stable tokens backed by various currencies after depositing collateral.  Claude explains that Kuma aims to provide sustainable returns within the crypto world by tokenizing assets like treasury bills (T-bills). The Kuma protocol is designed to provide a balanced portfolio by combining tradfi and crypto. Claude says the industry is gradually moving towards tokenizing riskier assets with higher yields, which would offer better commissions and differentiated products.  The Parallel protocol was created to solve the problem of providing a euro stablecoin in a cost-effective way. It allows users to deposit volatile assets as collateral and borrow stablecoins against them. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Mimo Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/17/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
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Haven1 - Bringing Traditional Finance to Web3

Jeff Owens is co-founder of Haven1 - an EVM-compatible layer 1 blockchain designed to offer a secure, trusted environment to drive the mass adoption of on-chain finance. DeFi with training wheels.   Why you should listen Incubated by the team behind digital wealth platform, Yield App, Haven1 incorporates a provable identity framework and robust security guardrails at network level to provide retail, professional and institutional investors with an on-chain finance platform. Haven1 aims to bridge DeFi for Web2.5 users. It is built for secure transactions on-chain, fulfilling Web3’s promise to integrate a DeFi feature into the system. Among Haven1’s notable initiatives is its provable identity framework, which provides a solution for transparent and verifiable financial transactions. The complexities of transitioning into Web3 require long-term preparation for major communities to adopt due to the issues involved with blockchain awareness, interoperability, user experience, and scalability issues. Web2.5 provides a familiar feel of Web3 through its hybrid purpose, and Haven1 aims to bring Web2.5 users to easily navigate DeFi transactions in the Web3 space. With Haven1, you can seamlessly buy, trade, and sell your preferred assets within the network, free from hefty fees imposed by centralized authorities like banks. To unlock these benefits, all you need is a Haven1 token, and generally, there are no associated costs when moving assets between accounts.  In a real-world setting, leveraging Haven1’s capabilities for transitioning from Web2.5 to Web3 promises a future of integrated financial inclusivity within the current centralized financial system. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Haven1 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/13/202332 minutes, 20 seconds
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OneSafe - Global Crypto Banking for Web3 Startups

Chris Shei is the founder and CEO of OneSafe, a financial technology company that partners with crypto-friendly banks to provide banking services for web3 startups. Why you should listen Chris shares his personal history with cryptocurrencies, including being debanked in the early days by JPMorgan and Citibank. He explains that OneSafe is a financial technology company, not a bank, and partners with crypto-friendly banks to provide banking services for web3 companies. OneSafe is available for businesses worldwide and allows them to easily open US-based bank accounts. The goal is to bridge the gap between the crypto ecosystem and traditional finance for web3 startups. Chris describes OneSafe as a global neo-bank for crypto-friendly businesses, offering bank accounts and 24/7 crypto on/off ramp services without fees. The company has a waitlist, but expedited applications are available with the referral code "Brave New Coin."  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet OneSafe Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/12/202335 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cartesi - Building Next-Gen Apps

Gabriel Barros is a Developer Advocate at Cartesi, an app-specific rollup protocol with a virtual machine that runs Linux distributions. At Cartesi, he delivered its Proof of Stake pool staking system, and now is working on Developer Relations, fostering the ecosystem of Cartesian developers.    Why you should listen Cartesi is an app-specific rollup protocol with a virtual machine that runs Linux distributions, creating a richer and broader design space for DApp developers. Cartesi Rollups offer a modular scaling solution, deployable as L2, L3, or sovereign rollups, while maintaining strong base layer security guarantees. The Cartesi Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Cartesi technology and the decentralization of the Cartesi ecosystem. The Foundation's mission is to be a supporting member of the Cartesi community, through fundings, education programs, grants, strategic alliances, and other focused activities. The Foundation is committed to supporting the development of the Cartesi ecosystem; bringing mainstream scalability and convenience to DApp developers and users.  The Cartesi Machine is breakthrough tech that expands what's possible with DApps. We're getting a glimpse into a future where application-specific rollup chains could handle DApps that were previously unimaginable. For example, in 12 seconds, Eth can process 10 million changes to the blockchain, but Cartesi can process up to 3.6 billion changes in 12 seconds. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Cartesi Cartesi Docs Cartesi Honeypot Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/11/202329 minutes, 17 seconds
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Moonbeam - Build Apps that Connect Across Chains

Derek Yoo is CEO at Moonsong Labs, an innovation lab facilitating the development of next-generation protocols and software infrastructure in Web3. Moonbeam is a platform for cross-chain connected applications that unites assets and functionality from many blockchains. Why you should listen Moonbeam is a smart contract platform for building connected applications that can access users, assets, and services on any chain. By uniting functionality from Ethereum, Cosmos, Polkadot and more into a single platform, Moonbeam solves today’s fragmented user experience — unlocking true interoperability and paving the way for the next generation of applications. The Moonbeam platform uses integrated cross-chain messaging to allow developers to create smart contracts that access services across many remote blockchains. This approach, plus Moonbeam’s developer-friendly EVM platform, vast tool support, and modern Substrate architecture, creates the ideal development environment for building connected applications. Devs can combine the functionality of multiple specialized chains or simply deploy natively on Moonbeam to bring projects to new users. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Moonsong Labs Moonbeam Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/10/202326 minutes, 8 seconds
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Portal Foundation - Web3 Gaming For Everyone

Dan Keene is the Chief Business Officer and on the Founding Team of Portal Foundation. Portal is the universal gaming ecosystem, powered by $Portal. Through market-leading tech products and a world-class network, Portal is bringing blockchain gaming to mainstream audiences.   Why you should listen Portal is a universal gaming platform with a mission to onboard the first billion gamers into Web3. Portal provides a single, seamless point of entry into blockchain gaming for both Web2 and Web3 gamers, giving games access to millions of gamers worldwide in the process. The global games market is set to hit US$334.00 billion this year, witnessing extensive growth in game studios and player numbers. While Web3 gaming holds immense disruptive potential, current challenges include player education, onboarding, and distribution. Gamers struggle to transition due to the complexities of multiple chains and tokens, limiting blockchain game developers from reaching the broader traditional gaming community. These are the problems that Portal solves. Portal is at the forefront of the Web3 gaming revolution, with 180+ games already signed to integrate with the platform in just four months. This includes Web3 gaming giants such as Star Atlas and Space Nation. Powered by LayerZero, the leading interoperability protocol, Portal enables seamless integration between games on various chains. The integration allows gamers to access and use $Portal for game assets on Portal - regardless of their Web3 familiarity or the game’s chain. Portal gives gamers a sleek, intuitive experience of jumping into blockchain games, reminiscent of traditional gaming experiences. The underlying tech and integration of LayerZero mean that Portal can facilitate an entry point for any gamer into any ecosystem or game, effectively making the blockchain aspect of Web3 gaming invisible. This bypasses the large learning curve and multiple steps required for gamers to jump into Web3 gaming, allowing Portal to better cater to traditional gamers looking to enter blockchain gaming. Portal has also established a distribution partnership with Magic Eden, the leading cross-chain NFT platform, enabling users of Portal to purchase any NFTs using the $Portal token. This makes the token a Magic Eden-verified currency and allows for additional utility. With a shared vision for facilitating seamless, cross-chain interaction for digital assets and gaming, the partnership simplifies the NFT aspect often associated with Web3 gaming. Go to Crystal Dash on the link below to earn Portal Rewards.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Portal Crystal Dash Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/7/202333 minutes, 59 seconds
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RAILGUN - Zero-Knowledge Privacy

Kai is a core contributor to RAILGUN, a DeFi privacy toolkit powering a rich on-chain Zero-Knowledge privacy ecosystem.   Why you should listen Transactions on public blockchains like Ethereum are viewable on the ledger. Whilst blockchains are a huge technological advancement for financial freedom, they have fundamental shortcomings in protecting the human right of privacy, which is also core to true financial freedom. RAILGUN is a secure and composable private DeFi solution. As a flexible smart contract, RAILGUN achieves higher levels of privacy than other protocols, including dedicated privacy coins and chains.  RAILGUN uses zk-SNARKs to encrypt wallet balances, transaction history, and transaction details so that users can use something like Ethereum with all its benefits (liquidity, dApps, and security) and remain private. With zk-SNARKs, you can prove you have the right to spend tokens (i.e., you have a sufficient balance) completely privately. RAILGUN uses a new kind of wallet technology (called 0zk addresses) with this kind of Zero-Knowledge proving, meaning that assets held in RAILGUN are yours and yours only and can only be spent (and viewed) with your private key. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet RAILGUN Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/6/202337 minutes, 19 seconds
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Validation Cloud - Institutional Staking-as-a-Service

Andrew McFarlane is CTO at Validation Cloud an Institutional Staking-as-a-Service provider and Web3 infrastructure platform. Why you should listen Web3 infrastructure platform Validation Cloud has launched a staking-as-a-service platform for institutions. The platform enables institutions to deploy validators in bulk and earn rewards through smart contract automation. Institutions can stake on-demand and the platform is non-custodial. Validation Cloud has designed its platform to ensure that it is SOC2 compliant, a voluntary compliance standard defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The framework is designed to uphold high data security standards for companies, ensuring that customer information adheres to five principles: security, privacy, confidentiality, processing integrity and availability. The target market includes institutions in the staking space such as asset managers and custodians. Andrew explains that Validation Cloud provides security, scalability, and operational expertise to these institutions, allowing them to participate in staking without building their own team or infrastructure. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Valdation Cloud Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
12/5/202340 minutes, 46 seconds
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Syntropy - The Data Layer for Web3

Jonas Simanavicius is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Syntropy, the data layer for Web3. Why you should listen Syntropy is a decentralized oracle and data network that uses patented technology to stream data in real-time from 12+ blockchains, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Base, Osmosis, and more. Syntropy has 40+ SDKs for instant deployment and full composability. When compared to other providers, Syntropy is up to 5 times faster (due to streaming), up to 95% more efficient (no persisted data), decentralized and trustless. The platform operates on a Gas-for-Data principle and provides rewards for community publishers and builders. Consumers have the option to subscribe to validated publications or create their own private streams. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Syntropy Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/5/202348 minutes
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Bitget - Crypto Catalysts for 2024

Gracy Chen is MD at Bitget, a leading crypto copy trading and cryptocurrency exchange platform. Bitget’s mission is to inspire individuals to embrace crypto and connect with the future. Why you should listen Gracy joins Andy to talk about 2023, highlighting the key events impacting the crypto industry during that year. Gracy shares her experiences from traveling around the world, meeting people involved in Web3 projects, discussing regulatory frameworks with government officials in Singapore, being part of a TV reality show called Killer Whale in Los Angeles, and exploring innovation in Dubai. Gracy says there are two major trends anticipated by institutional investors: Bitcoin Spot ETFs and US interest rate decreases. These, along with the Bitcoin Halving are seen as strong potential catalysts for a new crypto bull market and a possible Bitcoin Super Cycle.   Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/30/202336 minutes, 38 seconds
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Predictoor - Decentralized Prediction Feeds

Trent McConaghy is an AI and blockchain expert and the founder of Ocean Protocol, a decentralized data marketplace. Ocean’s newest product is Predictoor, a decentralized prediction feed platform.   Why you should listen Trent shares his journey from being raised on a farm to studying electrical engineering and computer science. He talks about his experience in starting companies focused on AI for chip design and exploring the creative uses of AI through his PhD.  Trent has always been ahead of the curve and has been publishing thought pieces on tokens, blockchain, big data, AI, solarpunk, nfts, Moore’s law, transhumanism, UBI, human actualisation, life on mars, and Dyson spheres over the two decades. Trent focuses his work at the intersection of AI, blockchain, and data. Ocean Protocol aims to connect the dots and envision future possibilities by focusing on interpolation rather than extrapolation. They have been building decentralized data marketplaces since 2017. Their core team has been divided into three sub-teams to pursue different traction hypotheses in data and AI.  One of the projects is Predictoor, which focuses on time series prediction using accurate prediction feeds and data coordination. The goal of Ocean Protocol is to create an open data economy where individuals and organizations can easily make money by adding value to data through AI models, predictions, actions, and revenue generation loops. Ocean Protocol is now focused on allowing people to make money in the Ocean ecosystem, particularly through DeFi.  Predictoor is a two-sided marketplace where predictors submit predictions and traders buy those predictions. The predictions are made every five minutes for various cryptocurrencies and traders can purchase them for a straightforward price of $1 per feed per day. The accuracy of the predictions determines whether users can make money, taking into account fees and slippage. Predictions can be made using AI ML models based on historical data. This crowdsourced approach allows data scientists to practice their skills while providing accurate prediction feeds to users. The goal is to have thousands or even millions of accurate prediction feeds available in different domains such as weather forecasts, traffic congestion, digital asset prices, etc., benefiting various industries and normal people alike. For example, accurate predictions for energy demand and price are crucial at both individual and national levels to avoid issues like brownouts or blackouts. Predictions are closely linked with intelligence and can be applied across various industries. Trent emphasizes the importance of accurate predictions through crowdsourcing combined with skin-in-the-game incentives on-chain, where custody is decentralized.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Ocean Protocol Predictoor Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/29/20231 hour, 4 seconds
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goodcryptoX - The Next-Generation DEX

Maksim Hramadtsou is the founder and CEO of GoodCrypto and goodcryptoX - a next-generation non-custodial DEX trading platform that revolutionizes DEX trading with the help of ERC-4337 Account Abstraction and Smart Contract Wallets. Why you should listen Maksim founded 2018 GoodCrypto in 2018, an all-in-one crypto portfolio manager and multi-exchange trading terminal. GoodCrypto supports 35 centralized exchanges and has grown to over 200k registered users and over $3B of trading volume. Following the launch of Uniswap v2 in 2020, Maksim and his team have looked at integrating DEXs in the app to provide DEX traders with the same UX and trading tools they are accustomed to when trading on CEXs.  They believe that DEX trading should be fully non-custodial - anything less that that directly contradicts the whole point of decentralized trading The recent adoption of ERC-4337 Account Abstraction has provided the opportunity to create a fully non-custodial feature-rich DEX trading platform - this is goodcryptoX. goodcryptoX creates a smart contract wallet that only the user controls. It is tied to your social login or an existing Metamask wallet. That smart contract wallet issues ’session keys’ - a kind of on-chain API key to your wallet that allows our platform to trade on your behalf within the smart contract-enforced limits that you set. This allows goodcryptox to bring to DEXs most of the features of CEX trading: from trailing stop order and stop-loss/take-profit combos to DCA and Grid trading bots and trading on technical indicators and TradingView webhooks. Besides CEX functionality, smart contract wallets allow goodcryptoX to also offer a number of unique DeFi-specific features: from the ability to pay gas fees in any ERC-20 token and automated buying of gas tokens when they are cheap and using them when the network becomes congested to automatically bridging your tokens to an L2 chain like Arbitrum, running your bots there to save on gas fees and auto-bridging them back after. goodcryptoX will support all leading DEXs on all EVM-compatible blockchains. GOOD token is the native utility token of goodcryptoX. GOOD provides revenue share, governance, and swapping fee discounts. Join the waitlist now! Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet GoodCrypto goodcryptox Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/28/202330 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pharma DAO - Reinventing Healthcare

Gennaro D'Urso is the founder of Pharma Collective and Israel Mersky is the Director at Pharma Collective. Gennaro has a background in science and entrepreneurship, while Israel comes from the advertising industry and has experience in the pharmaceutical psychedelic space.   Why you should listen Gennaro and Isreal discuss the problems with big Pharma's business model, which focuses on new drug discovery rather than affordable medications that meet public health needs. They propose building an ecosystem to manufacture essential drugs or repurpose existing ones for broader use. Gennaro discusses the mission of Pharma DAO, which is to develop affordable drugs and combat the monopoly of big pharma. By involving the community in identifying needs and participating in trials, Pharma DAO aims to establish a sustainable economic model through royalties received from for-profit companies. Israel highlights potential strategies such as repurposing off-patent drugs and supporting manufacturing to address drug shortages. Collaboration with small pharmaceutical companies is crucial, as they play a significant role in manufacturing essential medications. However, these smaller companies face challenges due to profit margins and outdated technologies. The goal is to create funding models that support projects between millions and hundreds of millions of dollars, filling the gap where traditional funding falls short. Licensing agreements rather than investments are pursued with for-profit companies, allowing Pharma DAO to receive royalties for self-sustainability. This model has been successful before with organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They emphasize the importance of decentralization, community involvement, and equal voting rights.  The next steps include a proper launch, raising awareness, setting up efficient mechanisms, and involving the community in decision-making. They believe that decentralized technologies can have a significant impact on public health and encourage people to join as members to make a difference. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Pharma Collective Pharma Dao Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/23/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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Seda - The Foundation for Data in Web3

Jasper De Gooyer is the co-founder and CTO at SEDA, a multichain, permissionless protocol connecting real-world data to any network on-chain.   Why you should listen SEDA is a decentralized oracle network designed to bring data from the real world onto the blockchain. It is a multichain, permissionless protocol connecting real-world data to any network on-chain by enabling the integration of external data and events into smart contracts. Jasper says the SEDA team made the conscious decision to build the 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑙𝑒. This is absolutely core to the design. It means that just as any user can interact with Ethereum to perform deterministic computation, any contract can interact with the Seda Protocol to perform deterministic computation on non-deterministic data. SEDA has launched its first testnet, with mainnet coming in Q1, 2024. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet SEDA Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  
11/23/202336 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bitmedia - The Ad Network taking Crypto to the World

Tanya Petrusenko is the CEO at Bitmedia, a global crypto advertising platform that helps crypto companies find crypto users around the world. Why you should listen Bitmedia started in 2014 to provide advertising opportunities for businesses in the emerging crypto space. Back then, there were few competitors, and most ads were on Bitcoin Talk. The goal was to connect crypto publishers with advertisers and enable monetization through ads. Bitmedia has grown over the years and currently has around 120 team members. Despite challenges during bear markets when budgets are tight, they continue to attract advertisers preparing for future growth. They also explore other niches like gaming to diversify their offerings. The Bitmedia engine is a self-serve platform where advertisers can easily set up ad campaigns based on their preferences such as target audience or ad format. The system tracks various metrics for performance evaluation. Account managers help guide advertisers who may be unfamiliar with digital advertising processes. In terms of building brand loyalty in the crypto space, Bitmedia collaborates closely with brands to craft unique campaigns that resonate with their target audience. Tanja explains that her company works with various established companies to help them with advertising, specifically branding campaigns. They utilize performance tracking and aim for brand recognition. They also engage in PRS and KOL marketing, creating stories and publishing them on top crypto media outlets while promoting businesses to key opinion leaders. Tanja discusses their previous efforts to use blockchain for advertising but mentions that they are currently focusing on building their own DSP (Demand-Side Platform) for buying traffic and ads from different media outlets. She also mentions plans for a decentralized ad exchange using smart contracts to combat ad fraud.  In terms of the future of crypto advertising, Tanja believes that traditional advertising technologies should be prioritized over blockchain-based solutions at this point because the technology is not yet mature enough in the crypto market. However, she envisions AI playing a role in future developments within the industry. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Bitmedia Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/21/202334 minutes, 35 seconds
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Markets Update - A Crypto Sentiment Check

Andy records a video podcast to check in on the current narratives and data points impacting the crypto markets. With approximately 150 days until the 4th Bitcoin Halving, and less than two months until the likely approval of multiple Bitcoin Spot ETFs, the markets are leaning bullish.  Bitcoin has been on an upward trend for the last 4 weeks, gaining over 36% in that time. Solana has outperformed Bitcoin and most other assets, gaining 190% in the last four weeks alone. Andy looks at all this, and much more in today’s market sentiment report. Watch this episode on YouTube Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Andy on Twitter  Aditya on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/15/202322 minutes, 49 seconds
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Volcan Capital - Investing in El Salvador

Aditya Das is Head of Research at Volcan Capital, a financial services company focused on investment opportunities in El Salvador.    Why you should listen   Aditya has authored a comprehensive research report titled "Invest in El Salvador," which covers various sectors of the country's economy and highlights its emerging opportunities for investors. Volcan Capital has created two investment funds, that are tokenized on the Bitcoin Blockchain. The funds are, the El Salvador Real Estate Investment Trust Fund and the El Salvador Technology Venture Fund. El Salvador has made significant progress in the last decade, particularly in addressing its issues with gang violence and improving safety. The government-implemented measures have been controversial but effective in reducing crime rates. El Salvador has successfully managed its fiscal deficit and restructured its debt, leading to improved credit ratings and increased foreign investment. President Nayib Bukele is seen as a populist leader who has embraced progressive financial policies and actively communicates with the public through social media platforms like Twitter.  El Salvador became the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender in 2021. This decision was driven by the need for an alternative currency since El Salvador uses US dollars as its primary currency but lacks monetary sovereignty. Bitcoin offers benefits for remittances and acts as a hedge against potential devaluation or economic instability caused by external factors. El Salvador has set up legislation and a regulatory framework for Bitcoin service providers, which has attracted prominent exchanges like Bitfinex and Binance. The country offers a separate company registry and clear language in its regulations to support Bitcoin-related companies. El Salvador's embrace of Bitcoin as legal tender also provides a ready-made base of users for these companies. Additionally, the country has created a separate framework for digital asset service providers, embracing digital assets other than Bitcoin. El Salvador's use of geothermal energy from volcanoes for Bitcoin mining adds to its appeal as an innovative hub. Volcan Capital is ready to assist international capital looking for a geopolitical hedge or growth prospects in this emerging market: in other words, the Singapore or Dubai of 40 years ago.   Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Volcan Capital Andy on Twitter  Aditya on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/14/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tacen - The Future of DeFi Today

Jae Yang is the CEO of Tacen and the Chief Architect of Project TXA. Tacen and Project TXA are sister projects - Project TXA develops the hybrid decentralized exchange protocol (hDEX) and the decentralized settlement layer (DSL), while Tacen develops the world’s first hDEX interfaces for traders to use (Tacen Swap and Tacen Exchange). Why you should listen Jae Yang is the CEO of Tacen and the chief architect of Project TXA, an open-source project that aims to build a cross-chain settlement network. Tacen is a commercial entity building an exchange on top of the TXA settlement network.  Both projects were inspired by Jae's frustrations with traditional crypto exchanges including custody issues, lack of transparency in proof of reserves, and centralization. Project TXA seeks to address these issues by providing fast cross-chain transactions and noncustodial exchanges.  The target audience is experienced traders looking for secure and low-cost options beyond centralized exchanges. Jae Yang also emphasizes compliance with regulations while maintaining user privacy. Tacen Exchange is live on multiple networks with various crypto pairs available for trading. Interested individuals can learn more through technical documentation, code repositories, joining Discord, or visiting the exchange website. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Tacen Projext TXA Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/13/202337 minutes, 49 seconds
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StealthTest - An end-to-end solution for Web3 Development

Collin Woodward is the President and General Counsel of StealthTest. This secure, cloud-based environment enables teams to create their own Ethereum and EVM-compatible test networks for private and secure Web3 development. Why you should listen StealthTest is designed to ensure industry Web3 projects can protect their privacy, compliance, and IP. With a track record including Chainlink, CertiK, and Gary Vee, StealthTest pioneers scalability, reliability, and swift deployment of secure blockchain apps. StealthTest is a comprehensive infrastructure solution for smart contract development, testing, and deployments. Nestled securely within cloud-based, private testing environments, the platform provides blockchain infrastructure to service every phase of the Web3 product lifecycle. This allows developers to direct their energies toward crafting innovative applications, liberating them from the complexities of node deployments and environmental variables. Engineered for optimal functionality, StealthTest is designed to minimize maintenance and maximize cost efficiency via resource autoscaling and frictionless network upgrades. This is accomplished through a proven, repeatable node deployment strategy and a hands-off management approach, eliminating the common headaches associated with self-managed node upkeep. StealthTest supports all EVM networks. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet StealthTest Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/9/202339 minutes
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D-Central - Powering the Bitcoin Mining Community

Jonathan Bertrand is CEO at D-Central Technologies, a Bitcoin mining company empowering pleb miners to industry giants. D-Central is North America and Europe's one-stop shop for hardware, hosting, and repair. Why you should listen Since its inception in 2016, D-Central has been at the forefront of innovation and development within the Bitcoin mining sector. The company operates a physical and online retail store making it easy for hobbyists to access Bitcoin mining hardware. D-Central also operates a comprehensive Bitcoin ASIC Service Center, which includes diagnosis and repair of ASIC hardware issues, firmware updates, overclocking, optimization of hardware performance, cleaning and maintenance for prolonged life expectancy, replacement parts for damaged or worn parts, technical support and troubleshooting assistance.   D-Central runs a comprehensive Bitcoin Mining Hosting solution, and now sell Bitcoin Space Heaters. These heaters repurpose the heat generated from cryptocurrency mining, turning what was once considered waste into a valuable resource for homeowners. As Bitcoin miners work tirelessly to validate transactions and secure the blockchain, they produce a significant amount of heat. Instead of letting this heat dissipate into the surroundings, Bitcoin Space Heaters capture and channel it to warm living spaces, ensuring that every joule of energy is put to good use. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet D-Central Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
11/8/202336 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cubist - Solving Key Management

Riad Wahby is the CEO and co-founder at Cubist, a company focused on key management solutions for Web3. Riad has a background in electrical engineering and computer science, particularly zero-knowledge proofs. Cubist was founded after Riad and the team identified the problem of key security as a major challenge in Web3 applications. Why you should listen Cubist began as a developer of hardware-backed, non-custodial key storage and signing infrastructure that enables institutional blockchain staking providers to protect staking keys and secure withdrawals.  The company was started by Wahby, his co-founder, former fintech COO and fraud prevention expert Ann Stefan, and two other Computer Science and Engineering professors from Carnegie Mellon and UC San Diego. Cubist has just launched a first-of-its-kind Wallet-as-a-Service platform called CubeSigner to support everything from loyalty programs to market makers to games to custody platforms across virtually every chain. The WaaS solution is differentiated in that applications can request signatures through revocable signing sessions via simple API calls, and then the WaaS signs from within secure hardware. As a result, keys are constantly safe because users can’t accidentally leak keys and attackers can’t steal keys. CubeSigner is designed to solve the trade-off between convenience/usability and security when it comes to managing keys. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Cubist Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/2/202354 minutes, 52 seconds
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Huddle01 - The Decentralized Communication Network

Ayush Ranjan is the Co-Founder and CEO at Huddle01, whose mission is to democratize WebRTC and make it more private, secure, and scalable.   Why you should listen Huddle01 is building a decentralized real-time communication network. Developers can leverage their suite of developer-friendly SDKs to enable powerful audio/video experiences on your app with just a quick plug in. Ayush talks about privacy concerns with video communication platforms like Zoom and how that led him to create Huddle01, a peer-to-peer video calling platform with added layers of security and scalability. Ayush explains how WebRTC works and its evolution from peer-to-peer to server-based communication. He highlights the challenges of centralization, such as lack of content encryption and latency issues caused by distant servers. Ayush discusses the concept of a people-powered communication network, where individuals can become nodes and power calls without relying on centralized servers. This leads to increased privacy, reduced latency, and the creation of a new bottom-up economy. Ayush also highlights features of Huddle01 that differentiate it from platforms like Zoom, such as seamless integration with popular streaming sites, enhanced privacy options, crypto primitives for avatars, and cheaper call recordings using filecoin storage. Andy acknowledges the importance of building user-friendly platforms regardless of users' familiarity with web3 technology. The conversation then shifts to the concept of "DePIN," which refers to leveraging blockchain technology for decentralized physical infrastructures. Examples include Helium's approach to creating a decentralized 5G mobile network and Filecoin's role in enabling individuals to become storage providers. The discussion concludes by emphasizing the need for more affordable communication infrastructure in order to reduce costs currently associated with centralized systems. Ayush describes the different layers of Huddle01, including the app layer for consumers, the SDK layer for developers, and the protocol layer for miners and validators. Ayush envisions a future where Huddle powers all communication platforms, making calls more immersive and solving global problems more effectively. Looking ahead, Ayush sees a utopian future where humans explore outer space and achieve higher levels of energy consumption through advanced infrastructure systems like Dyson Spheres. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Huddle01 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/30/202345 minutes
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Scaling Business with AI Superpowers

Justin Flitter is the founder of NewZealand.AI Their mission is to help businesses scale their superpowers with Artificial Intelligence to increase productivity or create new digital experiences. Why you should listen Justin shares his background in marketing and emerging technology, and his involvement with the New Zealand AI community. He talks about starting The AI meetup and organizing events to showcase companies using AI. Last year's launch of Chat GPT changed everything and the AI revolution is now upon us. Andy and Jason discuss the ways that AI is impacting sectors such as business and education. The conversation concludes with a discussion on how AI impacts different sectors such as education and business. Finally, Andy and Jason reflect on their time spent on Twitter, and how Elon Musk's ownership has changed the platform.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet New Zealand AI Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/26/202341 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bracket Labs - Range-bound Products for DeFi

Pelli Wang is the Co-Founder and COO of Bracket Labs. Bracket Labs' mission is to democratize financial products for all users, specifically mainstream leveraged structured products within DeFi.  Why you should listen Bracket Labs focuses on building range-bound products for traders in the DeFi derivatives space using web3 technology. The platform is built on Arbitrum and has recently launched a testnet called Passage. They aim to simplify options trading for users who are native to DeFi but may not be comfortable with traditional options platforms. Look out for mainnet coming soon and some trading competitions! Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Bracket Labs Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/24/202332 minutes, 31 seconds
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Arcana - Making Web3 Accessible

Mayur Relekar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Arcana, a Web3 adoption and integration network. Arcana provides developer tools and SDKs that enable developers to build user-friendly Web3 applications. Why you should listen Akana initially focused on decentralized storage but later shifted to building products for developers in the Web3 space. The three products they have released are Auth, which allows users to log into Web3 apps with email or social accounts; Gasless, which provides a gasless experience for app users by sponsoring their gas fees; and SendIt, a simple way to send crypto to an email ID or Twitter handle without requiring the recipient to be a SendIt user. Mayur Relekar discusses the success of SendIt, which gained 50,000 users in six days and has now reached 500,000 users. He also highlights the need for user-friendly experiences in Web Three and believes that builders are starting to prioritize user needs. Mayur emphasizes the importance of creating applications that solve real problems for users and compares it to moving from building "vitamins" to "painkillers." Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Arcana Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/23/202335 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Solana Foundation - Stewarding Solana

Austin Federa is the Head of Strategy at Solana Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Switzerland that provides grants and supports development on the Solana network. Solana is known for its fast, cheap, and scalable blockchain solution with transactions finalizing in 400 milliseconds and low fees of around $0.25 per transaction.  Why you should listen Solana first gained adoption due to its ability to handle a high volume of transactions at low costs compared to other L1 blockchains like Ethereum. The Solana Network continues to grow with about 2,000 nodes globally, demonstrating decentralization and increasing stake distribution compared to other networks like Ethereum or Polygon.  Visa is running a pilot program using the USDC stablecoin on the Solana network after previously conducting it on Ethereum. Austin says that the collapse of FTX did not significantly impact Solana as users continued transacting and builders kept building on the network. The network is resilient and has a strong community.  Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Solana Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/19/202340 minutes, 9 seconds
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Calaxy - A Social Market for Creators by Creators

Solo Ceesay is the CEO and co-founder of Calaxy, a social marketplace for creators, built on Hedera Hashgraph. He aspires to bridge the gap between fans and creators that legacy media has created by utilizing the limitless capabilities of distributed ledger technology.   Why you should listen The creator economy is among the fastest-growing sectors of the internet. Calaxy aims to empower the next generation of creators by streamlining the process and cutting out expensive intermediaries. The platform offers creators an end-to-end toolkit to build community, sell a range of experiences, and receive instant payouts.  Designed for simplicity, the app features a home feed to connect with the platform’s experience, together with an ‘experience scroll’ where users can discover tailored experiences provided by their favorite creators.   Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Calaxy Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/18/202323 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sui - Building the stack for the next billion users

Evan Cheng is the Co-Founder and CEO at Mysten Labs building Sui, an innovative, decentralized Layer 1 blockchain that redefines asset ownership. Evan previously spent time at Apple and Meta.   Why you should listen Sui aims to make Sui the most accessible smart contract platform, empowering developers to create great user experiences in web3.  To usher in the next billion users, Sui empowers developers with various tools to take advantage of the power of the Sui blockchain. The Sui Development Kit (SDK) will enable developers to build without boundaries. Sui is a smart contract platform maintained by a permissionless set of validators that play a role similar to validators or miners in other blockchain systems. Sui offers scalability and unprecedented low-latency for simple use cases. Sui makes most transactions processable in parallel. This better utilizes processing resources and offers the option to increase throughput by adding more resources. Sui forgoes consensus to instead use simpler and lower-latency primitives for simple use cases, such as payment transactions and asset transfers. This is unprecedented in the blockchain world and enables a number of new latency-sensitive distributed applications ranging from gaming to retail payment at physical points of sale. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Sui Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/15/202352 minutes, 5 seconds
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Decrypting Money - A Comprehensive Introduction to Bitcoin

Dr. Marco Krohn and Dr. Anthony Jefferies are co-authors of a new book - Decrypting Money - A Comprehensive Introduction to Bitcoin. The book provides a high-level overview of Bitcoin's properties, decentralization, mining, and its role in the larger context of money. Why you should listen In Decrypting Money, cryptocurrency experts Marco Krohn, Anthony Jefferies, Marco Streng, and Zoran Balkic pull back the curtain on the world of public ledgers, decentralization, mining, blockchains, and private keys. On the podcast, the authors discuss the historical context of Bitcoin and its relevance in today's financial landscape. They highlight the recurring issue of centralized control over money supply throughout history and how Bitcoin offers a decentralized alternative. The authors express optimism about Bitcoin's progress, acknowledging its adoption and integration into conventional financial markets while recognizing that it is still not widely accepted as a medium of exchange. They also discuss the upcoming Bitcoin halving event, emphasizing that making concrete predictions about its impact is difficult but expressing confidence in Bitcoin's long-term value as an asset class. The book is published under a Creative Commons license, allowing people to distribute copies freely. The authors are long-time Bitcoiners and believe spreading knowledge about Bitcoin and decentralized systems is important. Listen to the podcast to learn how to win a copy of the book! Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Decrypting Money Book Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/11/202344 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bastion - Uncomplicating Web3

Riyaz Faizullabhoy and Nassim Eddequiouaq, are the former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer of a16z Crypto, and the founders of Bastion. Bastion is an enterprise-focused web3 orchestrator enabling companies to seamlessly integrate web3 infrastructure into enterprise technologies through a compliant, white-label platform.  Why you should listen Bastion, founded by the former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer of a16z crypto, empowers enterprises to develop products and experiences that unlock the full potential of web3 for their end users by allowing brands to implement new, or expand existing, infrastructure. Using Bastion’s proprietary routing system, companies can now leverage the utility of the blockchain only when necessary, providing a pragmatic solution for web3 implementation. Through its comprehensive platform, the Company eliminates the need to individually source solutions such as custody, wallet management, and user onboarding. Bastion combines the simplicity of web2 with the efficiencies of web3, so businesses can create faster, easier ways for people to pay, play, connect, and shop, all while simultaneously offering valuable insights through data analytics. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet Bastion Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/9/202335 minutes, 18 seconds
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REKT Capital Returns - 200 Days Until the Bitcoin Halving

Rekt Capital is a cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst. In this episode, Andy and Rekt discuss the historical patterns and tendencies leading up to the Bitcoin halving, including pre-halving periods, retracements, and post-halving rallies.  Why you should listen Rekt Capital suggests that the next 140 days present an opportunity for dollar-cost averaging and accumulation before potential price increases post-halving. He mentions the possibility of Bitcoin dropping below $20,000 before the halving, but cautions that it is not guaranteed. The conversation highlights the importance of this time period for long-term investors to position themselves strategically for the upcoming cycle. Andy and Rekt discuss the potential impact of spot ETFs on Bitcoin's price, emphasizing the fact that both ETFs and halving events are long-term catalysts that will have significant effects over future cycles. Rekt also discusses the importance of long-term time horizons, the psychological number that is a $100k Bitcoin, strategies for selling Bitcoin during peak periods, such as dollar cost averaging out of the market, the altcoin money cycle, and the inevitability of meme coins. Supporting links Bitget Bitget Academy Bitget Research Bitget Wallet REKT Capital Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/5/202351 minutes, 52 seconds
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XEROF - Cryptoassets with Swiss Precision

Marc Taverner is the CEO and co-founder of XEROF, a financial services provider for crypto assets. Marc says the idea for XEROF stemmed from a recognition of the friction between traditional finance and crypto assets. XEROF aims to provide compliance-first solutions that bridge this gap for high net-worth individuals, businesses, corporates, web3 companies, asset managers, and family offices globally.    Why you should listen XEROF offers services such as cross-border payments using stablecoins like tether USDT to reduce fees and increase cash velocity; facilitating real estate purchases with cryptocurrency through currency conversion; supporting web3 companies' periodic conversion of treasury into fiat currencies for operational costs; and providing institutions with an Active Managed Certificate (AMC) to gain exposure to crypto assets in a regulated manner. This allows asset managers to recognize placements as assets under management without needing to take custody of the underlying asset.  Supporting links Bitget XEROF Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/3/202342 minutes, 57 seconds
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Versatus - The Most Versatile DevEx in Web3

Andrew Smith is the founder of Versatus Labs. Versatus is building a decentralized compute stack to make it easier for developers to build on blockchains. Their vision is similar to cloud compute providers like AWS, but for blockchain technology. They aim to reduce the language barrier and provide tools for developers to build applications on any chain. They believe that attracting more developers will lead to the creation of killer apps and drive mass adoption of Web3 technology.   Why you should listen Andrew Smith discusses the challenges of talent acquisition in Web3 development and emphasizes the need to make the hiring process easier and reduce barriers. He predicts that within the next decade, about a third of all applications will be built on decentralized stacks. Andrew provides an overview of Versatus' layer one blockchain and consensus mechanism. Andrew projects a future where Web3 has multiple killer apps and over 100 million daily active users, with trillion-dollar market cap platforms. He believes that decentralization is the future but acknowledges the current knowledge gap in blockchain technology among most people.   Supporting links https://partner.bitget.com/bg/BNC0  Versatus Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
10/2/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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Torque Drift 2 - Motorsport comes to Web3

Billy Sullivan is the COO, and Arran Potter is the founder at Grease Monkey Games, a Melbourne games studio building immersive community-driven games for fans of Motorsport. Billy and Arran are Motorsport and car culture enthusiasts IRL and in the digital realm.    Why you should listen Founded in 2013, Melbourne-based Grease Monkey Games is the developer of Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, both available on mobile devices, with the latter also released on PC. In 2022 Animoca Brands acquired Grease Monkey Games for an undisclosed amount. Torque Drift 2 is an upcoming Web2 meets Web3 motorsport game from Grease Monkey Games. From the colorful drift scene of Tokyo streets to professional competitions sponsored by global brands, Torque Drift 2 invokes all aspects of drift culture. From nostalgic nightscapes to major league championships, your drift style and gameplay choices will determine your legacy as a drift legend. With extensive profile and garage customization options as digital collectables, linear and open-world environments, a powerful suite of player custom creation tools, and a multitude of feature support for both single and multiplayer experiences, Torque Drift 2 aims to offer a ‘play-your-way’ experience that players can define for themselves. The game will have continuous releases of interactive experiences such as a tuning garage open to players starting as early as Q3 2023, with the full release of the game staged for 2024.  Supporting links Bitget Grease Monkey Games Torque Motorsport  Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/28/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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DAIM - The Investment Advisor Dedicated to Crypto

Brian Courchesne started his career on Wall Street and became interested in Bitcoin in 2014. He recognized a need for licensed advisors in the space and founded DAIM to provide professional management of crypto assets. DAIM's typical clients are busy business owners looking to make larger allocations to the crypto space. They offer personalized portfolio recommendations and manage assets according to their model portfolio. Additionally, they provide services such as tax optimization and access to various retirement accounts, including a unique corporate 401k plan that allows employees to invest in Bitcoin alongside traditional funds. Why you should listen DAIM is a successful traditional and digital asset manager that uses its unique investing experience to help its clients achieve their investment goals. DAIM’s expertise, research, and access gives clients the confidence to stay at the forefront of modern investing. DAIM has established relationships with traditional and digital investment technology companies and are able to take disconnected platforms and combine them into streamlined solutions. Supporting links Bitget DAIM Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/27/202335 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ethena Labs - Enabling the Internet Bond

Ethena Labs - Enabling the Internet Bond   Guy Young is the CEO and Founder of Ethena Labs, the crypto infrastructure company building USDe, the first-ever global internet bond and stablecoin not reliant on existing banking institutions.    Why you should listen Ethena Labs is a decentralized stablecoin protocol built on Ethereum that will provide a crypto-native solution for money not reliant on traditional banking system infrastructure, alongside a globally accessible and permissionless dollar denominated savings instrument - the 'Internet Bond'. Ethena’s stablecoin, USDe, will provide the first censorship resistant, scalable, and stable crypto-native solution for money by delta-hedging staked Ethereum collateral. USDe will be fully collateralized transparently onchain and free to compose throughout DeFi. The ‘Internet Bond’ is built upon USDe and will combine yield derived from staked Ethereum as well as the basis in both perpetual swap and futures markets, to create the first onchain bond that can function as dollar denominated savings instrument for users worldwide.   Supporting links Bitget Ethena Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/24/202336 minutes, 28 seconds
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Valio - Next Generation Asset Management Platform

Valio - Next Generation Asset Management Platform   Karlis is the of founder Valio, an asset management platform that connects users to leading traders and digital asset managers. Why you should listen Valio.xyz is a new cross-chain asset management platform that aims to solve the technical challenges that have held back decentralized asset management. It works by allowing investors to allocate their capital to traders without the need for trust. Investors are able to allocate capital to traders without trusting them, while traders have access to the many chains supported by LayerZero, to craft flexible strategies that can include long-tail crypto assets, derivatives and, eventually, the full gamut of DeFi. Valio.xyz is incubated by Openhedge, a venture studio. The core team is made up of six experienced professionals with backgrounds in software engineering, investment banking, and DeFi. Supporting links Bitget Valio Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/21/202340 minutes, 20 seconds
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SYSLabs - Web3 with the Security of Bitcoin

Jason Grewal is the Chief Legal Officer at SYS Labs, a company building products and services for Web3. Why you should listen Rollux is SYSLabs’ premier product, an EVM rollup platform rooted in Bitcoin’s PoW for unparalleled security, scalability, and affordability. Bitcoin is the most secure store of value in blockchain. Its value is protected against malicious actors through its Proof-of-Work protocol and a decentralized global network of miners. Rollux inherits Bitcoin security by deploying Syscoin on the base settlement layer. Syscoin is a dual-chain (EVM + UTXO) blockchain project that uses merge mining to deploy over 30% of Bitcoin’s security, and continues to grow. Jason also introduces Camada, a compliant capital-raising platform that aims to connect investors and issuers worldwide while ensuring regulatory compliance. Jason expresses his opinion on the current state of crypto regulations, highlighting the lack of consensus and unified approach among regulatory agencies. He believes that a new regulatory regime is needed to accommodate the technology and innovation in the crypto industry. Jason also discusses Syslabs' product, SuperDapp, a social platform with AI capabilities and self-custody wallet features. By creating an AI-driven super app that unifies chat, Web3, and social functionalities, SuperDapp aims to transform how users interact with technology and bridge the gaps in the existing fragmented ecosystem. SuperDapp offers an integrated platform where users can access multiple services and features without the need to switch between applications.   Supporting links Bitget SYSLabs Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/19/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Delos Digital - Providing Access to Bitcoin Mining

Lodewyck Berghuijs is the CEO and co-founder of Delos Digital, the parent company to Kodoma and Pantheon Mining. Lodewyck shares his personal journey into bitcoin mining after facing challenges in the music industry due to COVID-19.  Why you should listen The narrative around Bitcoin's energy consumption is evolving, with a shift towards recognizing its positive impact on driving sustainable energy sources. Pantheon's focus is on catering to high-net-worth individuals, while Kodoma offers fractionalized Bitcoin mining for retail investors. The conversation touches on the challenges faced by individual home miners due to energy costs and technological advancements. Lodewyck stresses the importance of decentralization and encourages more people to participate in Bitcoin mining through the options provided by Pantheon and Kadoma. He highlights the profitability potential of bitcoin mining compared to simply buying and holding bitcoin, especially when considering long-term strategies aligned with halving cycles. Supporting links Bitget Pantheon Kodoma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/17/202338 minutes, 52 seconds
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Everlasting - Securing Timeless Value On-chain

Paul Salisbury is the co-founder of Everlasting, a digital currency hybrid custody initiative founded in New Zealand. Everlasting provides users with sovereignty over their assets while mitigating risks such as hacks or loss of funds. The goal is to offer a robust solution that can cater to individual investors, asset managers, and high-net-worth individuals. Why you should listen Paul Salisbury discusses the need for a more secure and flexible approach to on-chain finance. He mentions the challenges of estate planning and inheritance in crypto, where lawyers are hesitant to handle digital assets stored in hardware wallets or seed phrases. To address these issues, Paul introduces a technology approach that allows non-technical users to securely participate in asset signing and approval workflows. The goal is to create an environment where users have control over their assets and transactions are auditable. Paul emphasizes the importance of decentralization and avoiding centralized risks. He also mentions the potential for hybrid custody options that provide more choices for individuals entering the crypto market. Paul Salisbury discusses the challenges faced by the current exchange custody industry and emphasizes the need for hybrid models to accommodate different user cases. He highlights the importance of providing a comfortable way for non-technical users to access tokenized financial products without compromising security. He believes that simplifying complexity for users and enhancing privacy is critical for future advancements in the crypto space.  Supporting links Bitget Everlasting Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/13/202349 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dolomite - A next-gen Money Market on Arbitrum

Corey Caplan and Adam Knuckey are the co-founders of Dolomite, a next-generation money market and margin trading protocol built on Arbitrum.    Why you should listen The decision to build Dolomite on Arbitrum was driven by the need for faster transactions and lower gas fees compared to Ethereum mainnet. Dolomite aims to provide a better decentralized exchange experience by addressing the limitations of existing decentralized exchanges. Adam Knuckey explains that the goal of building Dolomite was to enable lending platforms for modern DeFi, incorporating features like voting, staking, vesting, and rewards. They aim to create a platform that offers decentralized exchange capabilities and maximizes yield earning potential through efficient asset utilization. Corey Caplan further discusses how Dolomite's infrastructure can solve liquidity crunch scenarios and retain control over assets during stressful situations. He highlights the ability to earn swap fees and lending yield simultaneously as a key advantage. The team tracks metrics like TVL and borrow activity while focusing on shipping utility through the platform. Despite market fluctuations, Dolomite has retained its TVL without any incentive programs due to its usefulness for users.  They also mention their collaboration with OffChain Labs and Chainlink, highlighting how Dolomite relies on these teams for securing its network and valuing user collateral. The conversation shifts to broader perspectives on DeFi, with Corey discussing the analogy between the early internet and the current state of DeFi, while Adam mentions the challenges posed by unclear regulations in the industry. Adam Knuckey emphasizes the importance of approaching projects in a secure and proper manner, rather than treating legal matters as an afterthought. He acknowledges that overcoming this challenge can be difficult, but making the best efforts is crucial.    Supporting links Bitget Dolomite Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/12/202348 minutes, 11 seconds
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Proof of Work - Marathon Digital Holdings

Fred Thiel is the CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings, one of the largest Bitcoin mining companies on the planet. The company holds 13,000 BTC in its corporate treasury.   Why you should listen Fred Thiel discusses the role of Bitcoin mining in balancing the grid and incentivizing renewable energy. He explains how miners can use stranded energy from solar and wind farms, benefiting both the operators and consumers. Fred also addresses the narrative shift towards recognizing Bitcoin's positive impact on renewable energy sources. The conversation then shifts to the potential approval of Bitcoin ETFs by institutions like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Vanguard. Fred shares his perspective on the likelihood of these approvals happening and highlights the growing separation between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in terms of narrative and risk profiles.  Fred emphasizes Marathon's preparedness for the upcoming Bitcoin halving, regardless of whether prices go up or down, due to their reserves and efficient mining operations.  Supporting links Coinsbee Marathon Digital Holdings Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/5/202347 minutes, 5 seconds
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Space and Time - the Decentralized Data Warehouse

Jay White is the co-founder of Space and Time, a decentralized data warehouse. Space and Time can be understood as a web3 native database platform with applications in gaming and DeFi.  Why you should listen Space and Time is (SxT) is a decentralized data warehouse that comes preloaded with indexed blockchain data from major chains. You can join tamperproof on-chain data with your own off-chain datasets in a simple SQL format and publish the result to smart contracts, dapps, dashboards, BI tools, and ML models. Proof of SQL is a novel zk cryptography that proves that queries run in SxT are verifiably tamperproof. SxT revolutionizes data for Web3, powering sub-second queries and enterprise-scale analytics in a tamperproof and blockchain-anchored way. The development process is ongoing with an alpha launch recently completed. Space and time investors include Chainlink, Microsoft, Samsung Next, among others. Supporting links Coinsbee Space and Time Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
9/4/202327 minutes, 8 seconds
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Spacemesh - Fairness through Proof of Space and Time

Tomer Afek is the CEO and Co-founder of Spacemesh, a layer 1 Proof of Space Time (PoST) protocol. Following mainnet launch on the 14th of July 2023 they have created the “People’s Coin” magic internet money, that anyone can mine from home, no special mining gear required.  Why you should listen Spacemesh is a decentralized smart contract platform that uses Proof of Space-Time (PoST) as its consensus protocol. It has a mesh structure to order transactions. SpaceMesh relies on PoST due to the team's belief that it is less resource intensive, more easily decentralized, and better secured compared to Proof of Work and Proof of Stake.  Spacemesh intends to build a decentralized, secure, and scalable cryptocurrency and smart contracts platform that can be used by anyone with excess hard drive space.  Spacemesh want to reinvent “Magic internet money everyone can join via mining from home”, to keep the cryptocurrency money system always open, dynamic, fair, and decentralized. They believe that it will pave the way for a world that is more equitable, facilitating more and better cooperation regionally, nationally, and globally. Supporting links Coinsbee Spacemesh Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
8/31/202333 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Next Crypto Gem - Crypto takes over Reality TV

Jett Tang is the executive producer of The Next Crypto Gem, a Reality  TV series that premieres September 7. It’s the first crypto-related TV show of its kind. Think Shark Tank meets The Apprentice in Web3. Why you should listen The Next Crypto Gem is a crypto reality TV show starring Brian D. Evans, Layah Heilpern, George Tung as judges. The Next Crypto Gem puts the best projects in the wild world of cryptocurrency to the ultimate test. Each week the judges challenge the teams to explain their projects through a series of competitions with real-world applications. Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, and YouTube’s BitBoy make guest appearances.  The executive producer, Jet Tang, says that he and the team at Hourglass wanted to create a show that could bring crypto to the mainstream via the power of television. Tang says it is important to highlight the pioneers and builders in the crypto space to change negative media perceptions. He explains that season one is just the beginning and they plan to expand with more productions in season two.  The goal is to present crypto in a fun and entertaining format to the masses while also educating them. The show will sprinkle in concepts such as tokenomics, crypto basics, and blockchain understanding. The script and pacing is designed to entertain so those who have no understanding of the industry can enjoy the program along with the crypto natives. https://www.coinsbee.com/en/ https://hourglassx.com/    
8/30/202331 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pocket Network - Pioneering the DePin revolution

Dermot O’Riordan is the director of Pocket Network. Pocket Network's mission is to build censorship-resistant technology that will lay the foundation for reorganizing the world’s institutions toward a more equitable, hyper-connected, interplanetary future. Why you should listen Pocket Network is one of the pioneering projects driving the DePin revolution. Since 2017, it has empowered developers with reliable, performant, and cost-effective access to blockchain data. It does this by decentralizing remote procedure calls (RPC), a standardized method for developers to interact with a blockchain network, allowing them to send and receive data from that network. Decentralized Physical Infrastructures (DePIN) leverage blockchain technology to build and operate real-world physical infrastructure in a permissionless, trustless, and programmatic way. For some, this possibility represents the apex of what blockchain can achieve - giving distributed individuals the ability to collectively build, maintain, and operate networks without the need for a centralized entity. https://www.coinsbee.com/en/ https://www.pokt.network/ 
8/24/202348 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Comeback Kid - Can EOS Return to Glory?

Yves La Rose is the CEO of the EOS Network Foundation and a modern-day samurai. EOS was the largest ICO and raised over $4 billion in the biggest initial coin offering of all time. With its promise of being more efficient than other cryptocurrencies, EOS gained a reputation as "Ethereum on Steroids." Over time, however, users declined, its token's value declined, and developers left the project. Yves La Rose and the EOS community are determined to bring EOS back from the dead. Why you should listen The EOS community, led by Yves La Rose, feels that the ICO funds were used for unrelated ventures and that Block.one has neglected the project. The community has shifted its focus and is determined to regain control of the platform. As a result, there is now a renewed emphasis on developing the core technology of EOS. The EOS Network Foundation is coordinating and advancing the EOS network, including its upcoming major consensus upgrade, Antelope Leap 5.0. Yves expresses optimism for EOS's future and aims to regain its position among the top ten cryptocurrencies due to its scalability, mass adoption potential, and impressive transaction capabilities at low cost with reliable uptime. https://www.coinsbee.com/en/ https://eosnetwork.com/  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/22/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ripple’s Vison for DeFi: Tokenize, Manage & Move

Boris Alergant is the Head of DeFi at Ripple. He discusses the challenges of institutional adoption in DeFi and the importance of compliance.  Why you should listen Ripple's report, "2023 Crypto Trends in Business and Beyond," explores tokenizing assets, managing them securely, and facilitating asset movement on the XRP ledger. The report also highlights that global finance leaders are increasingly interested in exploring DeFi. Boris explains how businesses have become more open to blockchain technology over time, recognizing its potential for cost reduction and growth. He emphasizes that institutions want to use blockchain technology but need a compliant way to do so. The conversation touches on decentralized identity as a solution for regulatory compliance in DeFi and predicts that younger generations inheriting wealth will drive adoption of blockchain technology. Legacy banks face pressure from innovative neo-banks, which may lead to their eventual adoption of new technologies. The podcast concludes with discussions around Ripple's products aimed at removing frictions in traditional banking systems, particularly cross-border payments. Boris Alergant explains the two components of Swift, which are the messaging layer and settlement layer. He emphasizes that traditional correspondent banking can be slow and costly. Ripple is working to create more efficient solutions like ODL to enable faster and cheaper payments. Boris also mentions the disruption happening in traditional financial services activities through technologies like DeFi. He discusses Ripple's partnership with crypto native companies and their use of XRP on the Root Network blockchain.  He highlights the AMM functionality proposed by Ripple for the XRP ledger as a way to minimize impermanent loss in liquidity pools.  Supporting links Coinsbee Ripple Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
8/21/202337 minutes, 36 seconds
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Monad - Superscalar Pipelining for the EVM

Keone Hon is the Co-Founder and CEO of Monad, an EVM-compatible L1 that can process 10k TPS. Konad explains why he decided to move on from Jump Trading and start a new venture with Monad, focusing on building an ultra-high-performance EVM blockchain that improves upon Ethereum's throughput. He highlights the need for pipelining in transaction execution and state access to achieve higher performance. Why you should listen Keone discusses the need for pipelining in the Ethereum virtual machine to improve efficiency and scalability. Monad is focused on building execution systems that can handle a high number of transactions per second. The team also aims to support developers through grants and create better user experiences in open finance. Keone acknowledges that Ethereum's roadmap has changed over time and emphasizes the importance of adapting based on market feedback. He believes that delivering a better user experience is crucial for widespread adoption of decentralized finance. Monad has received backing from Dragonfly Capital and Placeholder, and they are currently working on their DevNet, testnets, and documentation. Supporting links Coinsbee Monad Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
8/16/202340 minutes, 44 seconds
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There are 281 Days Until the Bitcoin Halving

There are approximately 281 days until the next Bitcoin halving. In this episode, Andy looks at several data points related to the Bitcoin halving cycle, and the fast-rising odds that suggest not just one, but a group of Bitcoin Spot ETF applications are likely to be approved soon. Plus, what did David Bowie say about the internet in 1999 that was so eerily prescient? Supporting links Coinsbee Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/9/202323 minutes, 11 seconds
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Zeebu - Disrupting the Telecom Carrier Space

Raj Brahmbhatt is the co-founder and CEO of Zeebu, a blockchain-based settlement platform for telecom carriers. Zeebu aims to revolutionize the telecom wholesale voice industry by introducing a decentralized ecosystem for voice traffic exchange. Traditional voice traffic exchange is riddled with inefficiencies, opaqueness, and trust issues, which leads to higher costs and remittance delays. Zeebu addresses these pain points by leveraging blockchain technology to create a trustless ecosystem for buyers and sellers to exchange voice traffic directly. The platform provides transparent and auditable records of all transactions, reducing the risk of fraud and disputes.  Why you should listen Raj says the global telecom industry is a vital part of the global telecommunications ecosystem, facilitating the exchange of voice, data, and messaging between carriers and operators. However, the sector is fraught with challenges, including inefficiencies, lack of transparency, and high costs, which all lead to revenue loss for telecom wholesale voice businesses. With the advent of Web3 technology, there is an opportunity to address these pain points to create a more efficient, secure, and cost-effective telecom wholesale ecosystem. Zeebu aims to leverage blockchain, tokens, and smart contract technology to create a decentralized marketplace for telecom operators, carriers, and service providers, enabling them to transact with each other securely, and earn rewards for every transaction made on the platform. The platform’s key features include transparent pricing, smart contract-enabled payment settlements, reducing the need for intermediaries and manual intervention. Additionally, the platform will provide loyalty token rewards for every transaction made on the platform, incentivizing both buyers and sellers to participate in the ecosystem.  The Zeebu (ZBU) loyalty token is designed to introduce a B2B loyalty program and revolutionize global business transaction settlements. Raj says B2C initiatives are in the works.  Supporting links Coinsbee Zeebu Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
8/7/202334 minutes
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Swell - A Voyage Into Liquid Staking

Daniel Dizon is the Founder of Swell, an Ethereum liquid staking protocol, backed by Mark Cuban, Bankless, Framework, Apollo, Maven 11, and more. Daniel is actively involved in the DeFi ecosystem as an early-stage strategic advisor and angel investor. Previously, Daniel founded and exited a software start-up and formerly served in corporate finance advisory roles, including portfolio management for multibillion-dollar portfolios for various public sector clients.  Why you should listen Liquid staking allows users to stake their ETH to earn rewards while using their ETH in DeFi applications simultaneously. Daniel highlights that Ethereum staking is growing but has great potential for further adoption. Swell has seen significant growth with 45,000 ETH ($80 million USD) being staked and over 10,000 unique wallets participating in their protocol. The success can be attributed to innovative features like gamified incentivization through "Pearls" and community engagement through events called Voyages. Supporting links Coinsbee Swell Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/3/202328 minutes, 56 seconds
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RociFi - Credit Scores for DeFi

Christopher Brookins is the co-founder of RociFi, a DeFi primitive for on-chain scoring and capital-efficient lending. Why you should listen RociFi enables borrowers with clean EVM-compatible on-chain history and reputation to borrow with collateral while offering lenders a high, stable deposit yield.  In order to borrow on RociFi, users must mint an ERC-1155 token, NFCS (Non-Fungible Credit Score). The NFCS proves ownership of the address bundle that the borrower wishes to be credit scored. The need for a unique, non-transferable on-chain credential that unlocks greater utility and safety across Web3 has grown in interest since Vitalik Buterin’s recent post about “Soulbound” tokens. RociFi’s NFCS (Non-fungible credit score) is designed to be Web3’s first, verified token for credit, reputation, and trust.  As the need for on-chain reputation and credit scoring grows, Chris says RociFi is moving away from under-collateralized lending and will focus on credit scoring, expanding utility, and integration with other projects. Potential future directions for the protocol include reconfiguring credit scores for lower borrow rates or partnering with existing liquidity pools. There is an upcoming token launch for ROCI via an IDO which will unlock elements of integration and collaboration in their platform. They aim to grow liquidity responsibly and decentralize the credit scoring apparatus. After token launch, the core team plans to introduce an incentive and staking system designed to attract and retain sticky token holders that promote long-term growth and sustainability of the protocol. Supporting links Coinsbee RociFi Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
8/1/202344 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Bitget Wallet - Your Portal to Web3

Moka Han is the COO at BitKeep Wallet which has been acquired by Bitget and rebranded to the Bitget Wallet. With over 10 years of experience in FinTech, Moka has led BitKeep to achieve several growth milestones and into the largest multi-chain wallet in Asia. Why you should listen Bitkeep’s collaboration with the Bitget exchange and brand repositioning as Bitget Wallet was conceptualized from a desire to take their integrated trading features to the next level to better cater their services towards the needs of their users. The wallet is now a fully-furnished application with a portfolio of useful features for users, such as Assets Discovery and Management, Swap Service, NFT Trading Marketplace, PoS Staking, DApp browser, Launchpad, and more. As a self-custodial Web3 "Wallet Exchange", Bitget Wallet aims to serve as the ultimate gateway for users to explore the world of Web3 with just a tap of a finger by integrating these purpose-built features on a dynamic interface. Click here to get a Crypto Red Packet Deposit bonus with the Bitget Wallet. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Crypto Red Packet Deposit Bonus Link Bitget Wallet Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/31/202337 minutes, 17 seconds
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Beyond Broke - It's Time to Level Up

Jake Claver is the founder of Digital Ascension Group, and a business leader, keynote speaker, and performance expert who helps professionals build wealth and grow their businesses.    Why you should listen Jake services a client list of high-net-worth individuals to help them secure wealth for generations to come. He runs the Beyond Broke Mastermind Group to give individuals affordable access to a powerful network, game-changing knowledge and deal flow. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Digital Ascension Group Beyond Broke Mastermind Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
7/27/202344 minutes, 13 seconds
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Bitcoin Saves El Salvador

Graham Elwood is a comedian, filmmaker, and podcaster. He has just spent time on the ground in El Salvador exploring the country's Bitcoin adoption. He is producing a new documentary called Bitcoin Saves El Salvador. Why you should listen Graham first learned about Bitcoin when Max Kaiser appeared on his show Political Vigilante. Graham discusses his experience in El Salvador, particularly in Bitcoin Beach, where he witnessed the adoption of Bitcoin and its positive impact on the local community. NGOs like My Premier Bitcoin and Hope House are educating locals about using Bitcoin in a circular economy and providing language education. Graham was impressed with being able to use Bitcoin for everyday transactions like renting a surfboard and noted the lack of crime compared to other Latin American countries. He highlights how legalizing Bitcoin has helped redirect extortion money back into the economy, creating hope for a brighter future in El Salvador. The adoption of Bitcoin varies across towns and regions, but there is overall optimism among those he spoke with regarding President Bukele's actions against criminals and corruption and the adoption of Bitcoin.  Graham is raising funds for his documentary project and hopes that the Bitcoin community will support it. He sees potential in combining Bitcoin with film production ensure fair compensation for content creators. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Graham Elwood Graham on Twitter Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
7/26/202339 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mercuryo - Cryptocurrency Payment Solutions

Petr Kozyakov is the Co-founder and CEO of Mercuryo, an international fintech company focused on providing cryptocurrency payment solutions. Why you should listen Mercuryo began in 2017 as an onramp solution to help users buy crypto easily and at lower costs. Later, they expanded their services to provide banking solutions, payment solutions, and to act as a bridge between traditional financial institutions and crypto companies. They now work with many high profile international fintechs and crypto companies. Petr talks about the challenges faced by crypto companies in accessing fiat infrastructure due to banks' risk aversion towards cryptocurrencies. Petr also mentions that self-custodial wallets are becoming popular among users after incidents like the FTX collapse, leading to increased demand for using crypto in daily life. Petr predicts that by 2024, large crypto players will start providing fiat services, leading to real crypto adoption in the second half of 2024 and beyond. He emphasizes the importance of efficiency, sustainability, and finding real use cases for cryptocurrencies in improving operations. Petr highlights his company's ability to provide all services in one place, easy integration, and a long-term strategy for partners to evolve into crypto fintechs quickly. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Mercuryo Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/19/202337 minutes, 56 seconds
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IMPT - The Planet's Loyalty Programme

Denis Creighton is the CEO of IMPT, a carbon-offsetting ecosystem designed to connect global retail brands with socially responsible individuals and businesses seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.   Why you should listen Described as the Planet's Loyalty Programme, IIMPT is a carbon-offsetting ecosystem designed to connect retail brands with socially responsible individuals and businesses seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. Carbon offsetting is a mechanism that allows individuals, organizations, or companies to compensate for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by funding projects that reduce or remove an equivalent amount of emissions elsewhere. The idea behind carbon offsetting is to achieve carbon neutrality, where the total emissions produced are balanced by an equivalent reduction in emissions or removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. While carbon offsetting can play a role in mitigating climate change, its effectiveness and impact can vary depending on several factors. IMPT’s tech stack demonstrates the value of Web3 by aiming to unlock transparency and verification in the carbon credit industry. IMPT aims to disrupt two areas: online retail shopping and the carbon credits industry. IMPT has the power to give socially conscious shoppers the ability to make a difference by reducing their carbon footprint through easy and adaptable ways. With the carbon credits sector — by using the benefits of the blockchain and the non-fungible token (NFT) process IMPT aims to build a credible and transparent ecosystem.    Supporting links Bitget VIP Link IMPT Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
7/10/202334 minutes, 44 seconds
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World Mobile - Connecting the Unconnected

Micky (Mr. Telecom) Watkins is the CEO at World Mobile, a mobile network owned by the people and built on blockchain technology. Micky shares his background in telecommunications and his passion for connecting the unconnected.  Why you should listen Micky understands the importance of internet access for underserved communities and is focused on providing connectivity. World Mobile started as a privacy-based platform but shifted its focus to connecting the unconnected to address the fact that half of the world's population lacks proper internet access. Mickey explains how they set up an air node device in a remote village in Tanzania, which had a positive impact on the villagers' lives by improving communication and economic opportunities. They further explore World Mobile's mission to connect unconnected regions using off-the-shelf hardware, proprietary technology, and a sharing economy model that incentivizes individuals to host infrastructure. World Mobile, a mobile network operator based on the blockchain, is expanding its sharing economy model to connect unconnected populations in various regions. They have successfully implemented their vision in Zanzibar and Pakistan, and are now focusing on fine-tuning the sharing economy around the globe. By utilizing blockchain technology and smart contracts, World Mobile aims to reduce bureaucracy and ensure privacy for users. They have developed different types of nodes (air nodes, earth nodes, ether nodes) to provide connectivity in rural areas and address gaps in coverage. World Mobile's goal is to connect one billion people by 2030 through its shared economy approach.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link World Mobile Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/2/202332 minutes, 50 seconds
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Metis - The Ethereum layer-2 for Web3

Elena Sinelnikova is the Decentralization Coordinator of the MetisDAO Foundation and co-founder of Metis, a layer-2 solution built on Ethereum powering dApps, businesses, and communities by scaling Ethereum to what it’s meant to be - boundless. Why you should listen Metis, a layer-2 solution built on Ethereum works to provide a completely decentralized infrastructure to support the emerging web3 economy. Metis’ goal is to simplify the process of decentralization by making the technology accessible, adaptable, and affordable for anyone to get involved, from individual developers to established enterprises. With the lowest fees available across blockchain ecosystems, Metis makes it easier for businesses to utilize blockchain technology efficiently and at low cost. Elena discusses how they solve for scalability, security, and decentralization while maintaining their vision of easy onboarding for businesses onto the blockchain to create a Web3 economy.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Metis Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/26/202337 minutes, 49 seconds
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Babylon Chain - Securing proof-of-stake chains using Bitcoin's proof-of-work

David Tse, a professor at Stanford University and co-founder of Babylon Chain, discusses the integration of proof-of-work Bitcoin security with proof-of-stake chains. The combination of these two opposing security models creates a more powerful protocol.  Why you should listen Babylon Chain was founded in 2021 and has integrated with 28 Cosmos chains on its testnet.  David Tse discusses the importance of increasing the value of Bitcoin to maintain high security and value. He explains Babylon's Bitcoin staking protocol, which utilizes assets such as Bitcoin to secure proof of stake chains. David envisions a future where only a few chains like Bitcoin and Ethereum provide security for other chains while their tokens focus on utility and application development. He believes that blockchain will one day have a tremendous impact on changing how humans interact, similar to wireless communication infrastructure.    Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Babylon Chain Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/25/202335 minutes, 2 seconds
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Archway - Mainnet Approaches

Maxwell McKendry is Director of Business Development for Phi Labs, building out the Archway blockchain - an incentivized L1 blockchain that allows developers to capture the value their dapps create, enabling sustainable economic models. Mainnet launch is coming in July. Why you should listen Max McKendry, Director of Business Development for Phi Labs discusses Archway blockchain, which aims to incentivize developers by enabling them to capture the value that their dapps create and build sustainable economic models. The Archway Foundation held a public sale through Coin List where they distributed 5% of the total supply. The purpose was to distribute, supply, and decentralize the protocol, which sold out in under an hour.  They plan on launching Mainnet in early July with user-facing applications as well as developer-facing tooling along with AWS-like interoperability with easy-to-use tools for web two developers and users who want to launch new business models on-chain easily while being intuitive at the same time. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Archway Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/22/202333 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Tie - Premium Digital Asset Data

Josh Frank is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Tie - a Premium Digital Asset Data provider for institutions.    Why you should listen The Tie’s core offering, The Tie Terminal, is the fastest and most comprehensive platform for institutional digital asset market participants. With its unmatched breadth and depth of data coverage, combined with a suite of powerful, customizable tools, The Terminal provides an all-in-one solution to stay on top of the crypto market. The Tie has a large range of datasets and dashboards, for example, the Tie Terminal Funds Screener provides a real-time feed of the most recent fundraises in the crypto space, with each fund's most recent amount raised, the number of new investors in that raise, as well as aggregated totals. The Funds Screener has advanced filtration capabilities that enable you to discover opportunities that meet specific criteria. For example, identify any firm that has raised $25M+ in aggregate, raised capital since January 1st, and has made investments in 10+ crypto projects. Clicking any fund within the Funds Screener will take you to a dedicated profile, where you'll find a breakout of the fund's investments, granular details around capital they've raised, as well as news, headcount growth, company descriptions, and other key metrics. The Tie’s primary clientele includes traditional and crypto-native hedge funds, OTC desks, market makers, banks, and other institutional market participants.    Supporting links Bitget VIP Link The Tie Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/19/202341 minutes, 1 second
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Mantle - Mass Adoption of token-governed Technologies

Arjun Kalsy is the Head of Ecosystem at Mantle, a modular layer two blockchain designed to help scale Ethereum and drive mass adoption of decentralized technologies.  Why you should listen Arjun explains the unique features of Mantle's technology, including its modular architecture and data availability solution provided by EigenLayer. The rebranding from BitDao to Mantle signals a commitment to becoming a product-focused DAO with one brand and one token (MNT) across the entire ecosystem. The goal for Mantle is mass adoption of decentralized and token governed technologies through community ownership and governance. Main net launch for Mantle is scheduled for mid-July 2023.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Mantle Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/15/202336 minutes, 3 seconds
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zondacrypto - Europe’s Crypto Exchange

zondacrypto is one of the largest digital asset investment platforms in Europe with over 1 million users. The company was established in 2014 and  is the leading crypto payments provider in central and eastern Europe.    Why you should listen Long ago, people traded seashells. Then raw materials like copper and gold. Today, it’s crypto. zondacrypto believe that everyone should have a place to buy and sell, just like we always have. Their exchange is a regulated platform where you can join 1 million+ people trading in cryptocurrencies. Zonda is the biggest crypto payments provider in central and eastern Europe and are iimplementing digital currency payments and driving the dynamic of crypto payments adoption in the EU. The upcoming zondacrypto token (ZND) will be introduced soon with an updated fee structure, featuring a tiered system, and an enhanced user experience. ZND is a utility token that will offer users unique benefits such as lower trading fees, staking, exclusive access to new projects, and the ability to participate in governance decisions. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link zondacrypto Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/13/202332 minutes, 23 seconds
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Goracle - the Decentralized Oracle Network

Abdul Osman is the founder and CEO of Goracle - a Decentralized Oracle Network built on the Algorand blockchain. With the new cross-chain compatibility feature, Goracle can import data from Ethereum and other blockchains, opening up new use cases. Why you should listen Goracle is a decentralized blockchain oracle solution built on the Algorand blockchain. It provides a secure and reliable way for smart contracts on the Algorand blockchain to access off-chain data. With the new cross-chain compatibility feature, Goracle can import data from Ethereum and other blockchains, opening up new use cases and opportunities for developers. Goracle is in Testnet and plans to launch to Mainnet this month. Goracle’s features enable Algorand to act as a settlement layer for other blockchains, providing seamless access to data on other chains and facilitating cross-chain liquidity. This feature will enable developers to build a wide range of applications without building their own centralized oracles. For example, developers can now build DeFi apps that allow users to trade assets across multiple blockchains. Other use cases for cross-chain applications include supply chain management, gaming, and asset management. For example, developers can build applications that track the movement of goods across different blockchains, verify the ownership of virtual assets in games, or manage a portfolio of assets across different blockchains. Goracle is conducting an IDO for their $GORA token on June 28 via Tokensoft.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Goracle $GORA IDO Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
6/7/202333 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ordinals - A Cypherpunk's Guide to Bitcoin

Brandon “Psifour” Conley is a Bitcoiner and cypherpunk and an enthusiastic proponent of the Bitcoin Ordinals Project. Why you should listen The Ordinal Theory Handbook explains that Ordinal theory concerns itself with satoshis, giving them individual identities and allowing them to be tracked, transferred, and imbued with meaning. Satoshis, not bitcoin, are the atomic, native currency of the Bitcoin network. One bitcoin can be sub-divided into 100,000,000 satoshis, but no further. Ordinal theory does not require a sidechain or token aside from Bitcoin, and can be used without any changes to the Bitcoin network.  Ordinal theory imbues satoshis with numismatic value, allowing them to be collected and traded as curios. Individual satoshis can be inscribed with arbitrary content, creating unique Bitcoin-native digital artifacts that can be held in Bitcoin wallets and transferred using Bitcoin transactions. Inscriptions are as durable, immutable, secure, and decentralized as Bitcoin itself. Other, more unusual use-cases are possible: off-chain colored-coins, public key infrastructure with key rotation, a decentralized replacement for the DNS. For now though, such use-cases are speculative, and exist only in the minds of fringe ordinal theorists. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Ordinal Theory Handbook Gamma A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/6/202356 minutes, 6 seconds
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Josh Olszewicz Returns - A Crypto Market Update

Josh Olszewicz, Head Of Research and Portfolio Manager at Valkyrie Investments, returns to the Crypto Conversation for a Crypto Market Update. Josh gives us the Valkyrie update and shares his views on the current market. Plus, hear Josh’s thoughts on Ethereum, Bitcoin Ordinals, and his Bitcoin price targets for the peak of the next bull market.   https://partner.bitget.com/bg/BraveNewCoin https://valkyrieinvest.com/
5/31/202347 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cega - DeFi’s Exotic Options Protocol

Winston Zhang is a co-founder at Cega, DeFi’s Exotic Options Protocol - a platform that offers safer and more transparent yield strategies. Why you should listen Cega is building the next evolution in defi derivatives. Cega is the first protocol focused purely on exotic derivatives, a class of options products that combine basic options (e.g. call/put) with advanced options characteristics to create packaged offerings for investors which generate superior yield, provide downside protection, and express infinite views of the financial market. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Cega Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/24/202338 minutes, 27 seconds
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Aradena - The Next-Gen Web3 Strategy Game

Liam Bacon and Jacob Horgan are the co-founders of Aradena, a gaming platform that uses innovative gameplay developments and web3 to revolutionize competitive gaming. The token sale for the Aradena Gold token is happening soon. Why you should listen Aradena: Battlegrounds offers a unique, immersive and compelling battle system that is strategic and fun. A competitive strategy game that combines the deck-building mechanics of CCGs like Hearthstone, with the strategic moment-to-moment gameplay of the likes of Civilisation, Warhammer and XCOM - all this creates a new and exciting competitive strategy gameplay experience, set in the medieval fantasy Kingdom of Aradena. Liam and Jake discuss the principles behind creating a successful blockchain game, which includes creating gameplay that is fun and addictive. They explain their sustainable game economy design, which involves having more syncs than sources to control token emissions. They also introduce their dual economy system with silver and gold economies. In terms of user acquisition strategy, they focus on targeting both Web3 gamers and traditional gamers by removing barriers to entry for traditional gamers. Their ultimate goal is to onboard millions of traditional gamers into web3 gaming by providing an amazing game experience enhanced by Web3 technology. Finally, they talk about their Aradena Battlegrounds game which utilizes trading card game mechanics in a snappy gameplay format. Aradena will be launching its closed beta soon, which requires owning one of their Warrior NFTs; they will also launch their token sale shortly after the closed beta release date announcement. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Aradena Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/22/202353 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fleek - Build Awesome Web3 Apps

Harrison Hines is the CEO and co-founder of Fleek, the web3 development and infrastructure platform, and Fleek Network, the decentralized Edge network, and protocol.  Why you should listen Fleek is a Web3 infrastructure platform that surfaces protocols like IPFS, Arweave, Filecoin, Akask, POKT, ENS, and more. Fleek lets developers use them independently or combine them together to create awesome new Web3 experiences. Harrison discusses his journey in the industry and how he was drawn to decentralizing the web. He explains that Fleek is a Web3 development platform that focuses on the non-smart contract side of DApps such as IPFS hosting and storage. Harrison also talks about the current state of Web3 developer culture and its potential for growth, but notes that there are still gaps to fill such as better tooling and more user-friendly experiences for developers using these protocols. He highlights the Fleek Network's ability to offer cost advantages without sacrificing performance or reliability when compared with traditional cloud providers in Web Two. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Fleek Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/18/202343 minutes, 26 seconds
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Archway - the Value Capture Chain

Dan Edlebeck is the Director of Ecosystem at Phi Labs, a core contributor to Archway, the value capture chain. Archway, is a new network that seeks to fairly incentivize the contributions of its participants. The Archway protocol and community are making efforts to align the interests of all participants and build a fairer, developer-first ecosystem. Why you should listen Archway is an incentivized L1 blockchain that allows developers to capture the value their dapps create, enabling sustainable economic models. Archway is designed to be scalable, secure, and interoperable. It is built on the Cosmos SDK and uses Tendermint consensus.  Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Archway Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/16/202341 minutes, 45 seconds
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Metaverse Law - How to Protect Yourself

Brett Sager is a commercial trial lawyer at Ehrenstein Sager, a business law boutique providing bespoke trial and transactional services. Sager specializes in digital asset disputes, especially in play-to-earn games and Metaverse land sales. Why you should listen Play-to-Earn games provide an opportunity for investors to earn profits while having fun. However, until the regulation of digital assets is more established, investors should be careful when investing their digital resources in games in the metaverse. Although PTE games create an opportunity for rewards, they invite potential risks for gaming investors. That risk exists because the digital asset industry does not face the same federal oversight as traditional investments such as stocks and bonds. For now, a PTE game or virtual real estate investor won't receive the same financial and nonfinancial disclosures they would otherwise receive if they were purchasing a more traditional investment. Do your due diligence.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Ehrenstein Sager What to be aware of with P2E games Metaverse investing is high risk Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/16/202344 minutes, 57 seconds
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There are 334 Days until the Next Bitcoin Halving

The next Bitcoin halving is estimated to take place in 334 days. Andy discusses the performance of Bitcoin this year, and asks Google's Bard AI for its assessment of Bitcoin, and what the best strategies are to trade the halving. Why you should listen Despite regulatory headwinds and economic instability, buying pressure for Bitcoin continues with prices up over 70% this year.  Google Bard provides some possible strategies for investing in Bitcoin, including buying before or after the halving. Google Bard also provides some potential benefits and drawbacks of Bitcoin for the world, leaving it up to individuals to decide if it's good or not. Will history repeat leading to a new bull market as part of the Bitcoin 4-year halving cycle? Position accordingly.  Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/12/202324 minutes, 52 seconds
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LMAX Digital - The Institutional Cryptocurrency Exchange

Joel Kruger, a trader, collector of digital art and bitcoin, and strategist at LMAX Group, discusses his background in investment banking and how he got involved with LMAX Group. He provides an overview of the institutional exchange's FX and cryptocurrency offerings and his role as a strategist at the LMAX Group.   Why you should listen Joel shares his thoughts on traditional markets such as equities and currencies, noting concerns about inflation potentially putting pressure on equity markets. On the other hand, he is optimistic about the outlook for cryptocurrencies in 2023 due to positive fundamentals that are specific to crypto. While there are regulatory headwinds that need to be addressed before full institutional adoption can take place, Joel believes that all signs point towards increased interest in this asset class from larger players looking to allocate down the line. Joel Kruger shares his views on the SEC's mixed commentary and lack of regulatory clarity for the crypto industry. He emphasizes the importance of providing a regulatory-compliant structure for clients, while also acknowledging that regulators don't want to make any hasty decisions. Kruger is optimistic about the potential in digital assets, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, which he sees as complementary to each other. He also discusses NFTs and believes that their current bearish market is just another cycle that will eventually lead to a flight to quality within the space. Finally, Kruger encourages investors to apply calmness during periods of excess craziness when believing in an asset's value proposition. Supporting links Bitget VIP Link LMAX Digital Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
5/1/202345 minutes
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Halborn - Elite Blockchain Security Solutions

David Schwed is COO at Halborn, an Elite Blockchain Security Solutions provider. Halborn brings ethical hackers and blockchain specialists into companies to protect the services and apps from cyber attacks and exploits.  Why you should listen Halborn was founded in 2019 by renowned ethical hacker Steven Walbroehl and growth hacker Rob Behnke. The fully remote organization has since grown to over 100 offensive security engineers. Profitable since inception, co-founders Steven Walbroehl and Rob Behnke bootstrapped Halborn into a world-class Web3 security firm. Today, Halborn is growing rapidly, serving over 250 clients focusing on Layer 1 blockchains, infrastructure providers, financial institutions, and application and game developers. Some of Halborn’s most notable clients include Solana Foundation, Avalanche, and Figment.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Halborn Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/25/202343 minutes, 53 seconds
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Solve Care - Blockchain for Healthcare

Pradeep Goel is the Chief Executive Officer at the Solve Care Foundation. Solve Care is a blockchain platform for digital health networks.   Why you should listen Solve Care offers a decentralized healthcare model, where all stakeholders, from the patient, physician, insurance companies, care coordinators, and healthcare institutions have a better and more direct peer-to-peer relationship. It is a model where patients are empowered to have sovereignty over their healthcare data, giving them control over their healthcare journey. The current model that protects centralized healthcare systems around the world fails to serve the needs of the patient and the doctor in a manner that can be fundamentally improved via blockchain. Solve.Care is a global healthcare platform that redefines care coordination, improves access to care, reduces benefit administration costs, and helps reduce fraud and waste across the healthcare sector globally. Its interoperable, composable, full-stack platform is the first in the world to successfully deploy digital currency and blockchain technology for value-based healthcare payments. Upon this platform, multiple Care Networks are built and operated to create an ecosystem for patient-centric care based on medical conditions, economic and social needs, and other tailored eligibility criteria. In short, their mission is to make healthcare work better for our parents, children, society, business, and the future global economy.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Solve Care Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/19/202349 minutes, 13 seconds
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Bitget - Crypto Copy Trading

Gracy Chen is MD at Bitget, a leading crypto copy trading and exchange platform. Bitget’s mission is to inspire individuals to embrace crypto and connect with the future. Why you should listen Based on a survey of Bitget users, over 70% of crypto investors go to social media for crypto-related information, largely outperforming other channels like traditional media, search engines and offline conferences. Learn how Bitget is filling the gap to support mass adoption of crypto with social trading, Bitget Academy and Insights and Bitget Launchpad for new projects. Established in 2018, Bitget is the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange with a core focus on copy trading. Serving over 8 million users in more than 100 countries and regions, the exchange is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure, one-stop trading solution. It also inspires individuals to embrace crypto through collaborations with credible partners, including legendary Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, the leading Italian football team Juventus, and official eSports events organiser PGL.   Supporting links Bitget VIP Link Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/17/202352 minutes, 52 seconds
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Living Opera - the Intersection of Art and Technology

Christos Makridis is the COO of Living Opera, an art and technology startup at the intersection of technology, fine arts, classical music, and philanthropy. Why you should listen Technology is a vehicle for creating transformative, immersive experiences that empower and inspire people at scale. By combining the timeless beauty of fine art, especially opera, with technological tools, Living Opera is building a flourishing worldwide community. The NFTs are a funding mechanism for giving: Living Opera provides free training and mentoring experiences for aspiring artists otherwise unable to receive resources, including providing them with world-class voice lessons in Italy. Living Opera views blockchain technology as a catalyst for positive change in the arts. Using revenues from the Magic Mozart collection, they will launch a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) for grant-making, community-building, and education in the arts, starting with and specializing in opera, to award micro-grants to young artists and promote skill acquisition.  Supporting links Living Opera Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/11/202331 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gamma - the marketplace for Bitcoin Ordinals

Jamil Dhanani is the co-founder of Gamma, the open marketplace for Bitcoin NFTs, including STX and Bitcoin Ordinals. Why you should listen Gamma is a Bitcoin-based NFT marketplace and a home for your Web3 social identity. Gamma started as an open marketplace for Bitcoin-secured NFTs on the Stacks blockchain, and has since added support to view Ethereum NFTs, and most recently support for Ordinals — including a no-code creator portal for Ordinal inscriptions. Thanks to Ordinal Theory (which references the ordering of individual Satoshis), we can now inscribe data onto single Satoshis on the Bitcoin blockchain directly and transact them like NFTs. Whether it’s an image, a memo, or anything else you want to inscribe, this data is truly immutably and securely stored directly on the L1 Bitcoin Blockchain. Before NFTs took off on Ethereum, NFTs had originated on Bitcoin. But due to the complexities and limitations of the Bitcoin blockchain, Bitcoin-native NFTs could never really take off — until now. At the time of writing, nearly 200,000 inscriptions have already been made, and creating your own inscriptions are easier than ever thanks to Gamma’s no-code Ordinal inscription tool. With the rise in interest around Ordinals, Bitcoin blockchain activity has increased greatly, giving miners more fees and putting positive effects on the security and decentralization of Bitcoin. And because of Bitcoin’s robustness, every inscription is immutably and permanently secured on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks is a smart contract layer for Bitcoin that brings extra functionality to the Bitcoin base layer, allowing us to build everything from DeFi to Bitcoin-secured NFTs. Because Stacks allows for scalability and functionality beyond Bitcoin, we can create a robust ecosystem of Bitcoin-secured NFTs using the Stacks blockchain.  Supporting links Gamma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/10/202346 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bitrue - a next-gen crypto platform

Robert Quartly-Janeiro is Chief Strategy Officer at Bitrue, an advanced cryptocurrency management platform.   Why you should listen   Bitrue is a forward-thinking cryptocurrency exchange platform dedicated to providing the most trustworthy digital asset management services in a simple, efficient and secure manner. Launched in 2018, Bitrue is a global company with a vision in providing both novice and advanced traders a simple, yet highly secured and efficient environment to manage digital assets in a better way. The company was built by a good mix of digital finance experts, cyber security specialists and blockchain developers, who share the same passion of redefining crypto trading experiences. Supporting links Bitrue Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/6/202336 minutes, 58 seconds
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Comdex - The DeFi layer for the Cosmos ecosystem

Siddarth Patil is cofounder and COO at Comdex, layer-1 infrastructure for seamless deployment of DeFi applications in the Cosmos ecosystem, powering DeFi in the multi-chain future.  Why you should listen The Comdex chain is built to enable the bridging of capital to assets across the DeFi and CeFi ecosystems. A decentralized ecosystem of solutions enables limitless access to global liquidity in finance. Comdex aims to deliver a robust infrastructure layer that supports the seamless creation and deployment of DeFi applications in the Cosmos ecosystem.  Comdex is a technological infrastructure that facilitates the creation of DeFi. In addition to the stablecoin, the chain has a decentralized exchange (called cSwap) and a decentralized money-market (called Commodo). The infrastructure can be utilized to create decentralized apps (dApps), including decentralized futures, perpetual exchanges, peer-to-peer markets, and more. However, builders and users need a common means of on-chain exchange. Supporting links Comdex Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/3/202335 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Standard - A Decentralized Stablecoin Protocol

Joshua Scigala is the founder of The Standard -  a decentralized stablecoin protocol that enables users to lock up crypto and or physical gold to generate fiat-pegged stablecoins.  Why you should listen Trillions of US Dollars worth of assets, such as gold and cryptocurrencies, are locked away in vaults and digital wallets around the world. The Standard.io, a next generation monetary system, unlocks this stored value. It enables users to generate a stable virtual currency called “Standard Euro”, with more stablecoins based on other fiat currencies coming soon.  This is achieved by locking up collateral in smart contracts, called Smart Vaults. This allows people to spend their locked-up funds without selling their assets. The protocol is governed by a community of “Standard Token” holders which form a DAO. The Standard DAO will manage the protocol by making key decisions utilizing smart voting mechanisms and prediction markets.The innovative concept of stable virtual currencies backed by rare assets constitutes a new privatized and decentralized Gold Standard for the 21st century. Supporting links The Standard Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/31/202332 minutes, 48 seconds
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Silicon Slopes - Decentra Software

David Wyly is CEO at Decentra Inc, a Blockchain Software Development and Consulting Services company based in Silicon Slopes, Utah. Why you should listen Decentra, Inc. was born out of the need for organizations to build niche, powerful, accessible, and beautiful Web3 products without the need to staff their own product and engineering teams.  They started with Decentra’s flagship product: the All For One mobile app. With its easy-to-use user interface and an intuitive non-custodial multi-chain wallet, those who are new to DeFi can more easily onboard and experience crypto in a way that isn’t overwhelming. Decentra’s leadership team is a group of industry professionals who have more than 75 years of combined industry experience.  David Wyly, Decentra CEO was recently appointed by Governor Cox to the Blockchain and Digital Innovation Task Force for the State of Utah, and spends his time advocating for decentralization principles and the right for everyone to freely build, use, trade, and own digital assets and cryptocurrencies. Supporting links Decentra All for One Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/28/202344 minutes, 35 seconds
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Trading Strategy - The Algorithmic Trading Protocol

Mikko Ohtamaa is the CEO and Co-founder of Trading Strategy, an algorithmic trading protocol for decentralized markets. Mikko is a pioneer in the blockchain and Python space having been in the industry since 2012, working as a CTO of one of the first Bitcoin exchanges LocalBitcoins. Why you should listen Algorithmic trading is a method of trading where an individual uses a computer program (an algorithm) that has predefined rules and instructions to place a trade on an exchange. These predefined rules can be based on timing, price, quantity, action, or any mathematical model. A trader or strategy developer will create a trading algorithm with specific trade rules and then the owner will deploy this algorithm for it then to execute trades automatically on the trader's behalf. On Trading Strategy users will be able to create or invest in algorithmic trading strategies on decentralized markets. The Trading Strategy protocol facilitates automated cryptocurrency trading built on a safe and secure non-custodial Framework. Traders can access automated trading strategies created by skilled strategy developers and quants. Strategy developers and quants can create and easily deploy trading algorithms for decentralized markets and get rewards for their performance. Supporting links Trading Strategy Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/27/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Unleash Web3 Superpowers - The Fuse Blockchain

Robert Miller is VP of Growth at Fuse, a business and consumer-friendly blockchain for mainstream adoption of web3 payments. Why you should listen Fuse is an enterprise-grade, use-case agnostic, reliable, and secure decentralized EVM-compatible public blockchain. Fuse is designed for entrepreneurs and organizations that want to experiment, launch and scale Web3 apps and integrate crypto payments. Anyone can build on the Fuse Blockchain and leverage enterprise-ready, decentralized tech - be it existing crypto projects, start-ups, or blue-chip companies. From gaming, social, or Web3 payment-focused products, Fuse is designed as a decentralized blockchain infrastructure built to power the future of Web3. The Fuse SDK lets companies plug Web3 services and crypto payments into their existing mobile products with business-ready smart contract wallets, eliminating the complexities of Web3. Supporting links Fuse Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/21/202332 minutes, 39 seconds
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InfiniGods - The Web3 Gaming Studio

Owen O’Donoghue is co-founder of InfiniGods, a Web3 gaming studio building a suite of fun, free-to-play blockchain games. O'Donoghue is the former Director of Gaming at Facebook, and knows what it takes to establish and legitimize an industry. He was a part of the Facebook mobile gaming boom of the 2010s and sees a similar path forward for Web3 via quality, fun, and accessible games. Why you should listen InfiniGods is a blockchain gaming studio with a suite of Web3 games centered around ancient mythologies and civilizations. The company was founded in 2021 and raised a seed round of $9M led by Pantera Capital and joined by Framework Ventures and Animoca Brands. The team has worked at major gaming companies such as Facebook, EA, LucasArts, Scopely, DGN & Zynga. They believe that blockchain technology can solve many problems that Free to Play games faced in Web2. In particular, giving players ownership over their in-game assets can create a better consumer experience. Supporting links InfiniGods Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/19/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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SynFutures - A decentralized derivatives trading platform

SynFutures is a next-generation Web3 decentralized derivatives platform that creates an open and trustless derivatives market by enabling trading on anything with a price feed anytime.   Why you should listen SynFutures democratizes the derivatives market by employing an Amazon-like business model, giving users the tools to freely trade any assets and list arbitrary futures contracts within seconds. It is the first protocol in the decentralized derivatives industry to introduce permissionless asset listings powered by an innovative Synthetic Automated Market Making (sAMM) model. Deployed on multiple blockchains, SynFutures is currently the largest derivatives exchange on Polygon and is among the top three most actively used decentralized derivatives exchanges.  Backers include Tier 1 Web3 institutional investors Pantera Capital, Polychain Capital, Susquehanna International Group (SIG), Dragonfly Capital, Standard Crypto, and Framework Ventures  Supporting links SynFutures Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/15/202331 minutes, 3 seconds
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Launchnodes - Investment Grade Staking

Jaydeep Korde is the founder of Launchnodes, which provides nodes on infrastructure, the public cloud or bare metal, for Ethereum and other proof-of-stake blockchains. Launchnodes make it easy to spin up pre-configured, secure Validator, Beacon, Geth, and RPC nodes, allowing you to become a Solo Staker.  Why you should listen The Launchnodes mission is to make Solo Staking and independent access to blockchain data easy, without third-party dependency. They provide self-serve options and support for non-technical Stakers. Helping those building at scale as well as delivering end-to-end managed services and consultancy, for clients who are looking for specific support and financial outcomes. Launchnodes’ services are designed to be easy, scalable, and secure, leveraging the public cloud. Launchnodes believes that Ethereum staking returns can be used as a long-term financing tool to fund positive outcomes related to climate change, inequality, and new infrastructure. Their model for Impact staking is about building an ecosystem of partners and open-source experiments that use staking returns to drive social impact and share the data related to that impact. Supporting links Launchnodes Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/13/202338 minutes, 10 seconds
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Derivatives Data - BNC’s New Crypto Derivatives Data Product

Derivatives Data is a new product in Brave New Coin’s market data product suite. Developed by BNC in response to the accelerating growth in crypto derivatives trading, the product provides comprehensive real-time data on the crypto derivatives market. Track the next expiring Bitcoin Futures, compare funding rates between Perpetual swaps, or explore open interest across Option strikes.    Why you should listen Brave New Coin’s Aditya Das and Ryan Greaves join Andy to discuss the crypto derivatives market and the new derivatives data offering from Brave New Coin. BNC’s market-data platform provides high up-time, low latency data throughput to support a range of business and trader use cases. It’s built for enterprise developers with BNC’s robust exchange and asset mapping to avoid duplicate and inconsistent ticker symbols. The data tracks Futures, Perpetuals, and Options using data from Binance, BitMEX, Bybit, Deribit, Kraken, LedgerX, and OKX. Supporting links Derivatives Data Page  Derivatives Data Articles on BNC Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/9/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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Giddy - Building the new Financial Frontier

Eric and Ethan Parker are the co-founders of Giddy, a self-custodial crypto wallet that aims to make DeFi accessible for everyone. After experimenting with Bitcoin mining in 2012, Eric moved to Ethereum mining which led to an interest in DeFi. After helping a friend recover funds from the BSC chain, he realized there was a need for a DeFi wallet that was accessible to mainstream users. Giddy was born. Why you should listen Giddy is on a mission to make decentralized finance accessible to everyone. With Giddy, you can buy, send, receive, and earn rewards from your crypto in one safe and easy-to-use mobile app. US-based and VC-backed, Giddy was founded by a team of engineers with decades of experience in mobile app development, security, finance, and cryptography. Giddy began in 2021 by helping people tap into the rewards of decentralized finance, but quickly learned the tools are limited and the knowledge barriers are too high for many to overcome. So they've put themselves to work solving these challenges with a powerful but joyful mobile app. Giddy is a self-custodial crypto wallet that has a recoverable private key, fiat onramp and offramp capabilities, and single-swipe staking into multiple DeFi protocols. Supporting links Giddy Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
3/9/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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Enya Labs - Building the Boba Network

Curtis Schlaufman is the Global Head of Marketing at Enya Labs - a core contributor to the Boba Network, an Ethereum Layer 2 Optimistic Rollup scaling solution. Why you should listen Founded by a team of Stanford faculty and alumni, Enya Labs is an innovator of software frameworks specializing in distributed systems engineering and application development. The Company serves clients and organizations by facilitating the interoperability between web2 and web3 and promoting the widespread adoption of blockchain technology for a more transparent and connected world. Boba Network is an optimistic-based multichain layer-2 scaling solution that aims to unlock the potential of rollup technology and enable more flexible blockchain communication. The protocol is fully compatible with EVM-based tools and has already deployed multichain support for Avalanche, BNB, Moonbeam and Fantom, supporting lightning-fast transactions and fees anywhere from 40-100X less than the respective layer-1. Boba Network is powered by Hybrid Compute technology that brings the power of Web2 on-chain, with smarter smart contracts that allow developers to leverage off-chain compute and real-world data to deliver enriched experiences for decentralized applications. Supporting links Enya Boba Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/22/202329 minutes, 5 seconds
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Uniblock - the Blockchain Toolkit

Kevin Callahan is Co-Founder at Uniblock, who provide a collection of blockchain tool kits designed to make Web3 development faster and scalable.  Why you should listen Uniblock provides blockchain toolkits such as the APIs, SDKs, and No-Code tools needed to build any Blockchain application. They offer various products and services, including a blockchain-based e-commerce platform, digital identity management solutions, and a suite of developer tools and APIs. The company is focused on providing user-friendly and accessible blockchain technology to businesses of all sizes, making it easier for them to leverage the benefits of blockchain without the need for extensive technical knowledge or expertise.   Supporting links Uniblock Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin  If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
2/19/202338 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dexalot - A Decentralized Central Limit Order Book Exchange

Berk Ozdogan aka Firestorm is the Head of Strategy at Dexalot, a decentralized central limit order book exchange. Previously, he worked in traditional finance at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and Bank Of America Merrill Lynch. Firestorm is an electronic trading expert across FX and Equities asset classes, focusing on algorithmic execution, automated market making, and liquidity curation. Why you should listen Dexalot chose the Avalanche platform due to its advantages in speed, throughput, and near-instantaneous finality. Previous attempts to bring Central Limit Order Book Functionality on blockchains with inferior consensus protocols typically led to limited adoption, high slippage, and large amounts of market risk for the users. Dexalot solves these issues. Supporting links Dexalot Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/12/202343 minutes, 33 seconds
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Xclaim - a Marketplace for Crypto Bankruptcy Claims

Matthew Sedigh is the CEO at Xclaim, a marketplace for crypto bankruptcy claims. Users who have accounts with stranded assets at FTX, Genesis, Celsius, Voyager or BlockFi can sell the claim on their account to recover some liquidity.    Why you should listen Xclaim has helped more than 10,000 creditors manage more than $750 million of claims through an open and efficient marketplace that ensures a fair trading experience for all. Users with trapped accounts with Genesis, Celsius, Voyager or BlockFi can sell the claim on their account to recover some instant liquidity - compared to the years and uncertain outcome the court process will take. Supporting links Xclaim Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
2/9/202331 minutes, 21 seconds
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Yield App - Your Digital Wealth Partner

Lucas Kiely is Chief Investment Officer at Yield app, a regulated digital wealth platform that offers its customers a comprehensive suite of wealth management products to manage their digital assets. Why you should listen Yield App unlocks the full potential of digital assets with a simple, safe, and secure digital wealth platform anyone can use to earn. As well as an earn platform, and a Web3 research and development studio called Yield App Labs, Yield App offers a tailored product suite consisting of capital guarantee products, single-strategy and multi-strategy regulated funds and a full traditional structured products platform.  Supporting links Yield App Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
2/6/202332 minutes, 54 seconds
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Boson Protocol - NFTs with superpowers

Justin Banon is the Co-Founder of Boson Protocol, Web3’s commerce layer. Boson Protocol aims to revolutionize commerce by tokenizing real-world items as NFTs, bridging the gap between decentralized technologies and the transfer and trade of physical goods, while minimizing arbitration, cost, and trust.  Why you should listen Decentralized commerce allows brands to bridge the gap between shopping at home and in an actual store. Through virtual realities, brands can offer a virtual shopping experience where customers can buy a product in their store in the metaverse, and have a physical version delivered directly to their door. Boson previously partnered with some of the world's most sought-after brands during 2022’s Metaverse Fashion Week, including Tommy Hilfiger. It attracted attention after it purchased the most expensive Dolce & Gabbana suit ever sold as an NFT, for $1 million USD.  Boson was recently awarded World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer status for its potential to democratize and reshape global commerce.  The revenue opportunities of the metaverse through e-commerce have been forecast to reach a potential $2.6 trillion by 2030.  Supporting links Boson Protocol Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
2/2/202334 minutes, 32 seconds
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AAG Ventures - Unlocking Web3

Jack Vinijtrongjit is Co-Founder and CEO at AAG Ventures, a Web3 infrastructure company focusing on providing software that helps users simplify interactions with blockchain applications and the Metaverse.   Why you should listen AAG is a web3 infrastructure company focusing on providing software that helps simplify interactions with blockchain applications and the Metaverse for mainstream users and traditional companies. AAG provides a secure and easy-to-use MetaOne® wallet, as well as infrastructure software, such as a cross-chain search engine and GameFi SDK for enterprise companies. With the belief that education is the key to unlock the potential of web3, AAG is also exploring the concept of Learn-and-Earn with the mission of enabling economic opportunities worldwide via the Metaverse economy. AAG aims to bring 1 billion people into the Metaverse economy by 2030. Supporting links AAG Ventures Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/31/202328 minutes, 41 seconds
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From Web1 to Web2 to Web3

William Quigley is the co-founder of WAX, a web3 ecosystem for gaming and NFTs, and Tether, the most traded cryptocurrency in the world. William was an early investor in leading Web 1.0 era companies including Paypal, and early blockchain companies such as Kraken and Coinbase. Why you should listen WAX, or Worldwide Asset eXchange, is a carbon-neutral design for seamless transactions. It's specifically known for trading digital assets. WAX blockchain is hyperfocused on gaming and digital collectibles. In 2020 William Shatner of Star Trek fame released a series of digital photographs on WAX, helping pioneer the early NFT trading movement. Supporting links Wax Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/25/20231 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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The Minima Protocol - the world's lightest blockchain

Paddy Cerri is the Chief Blockchain Architect for the Minima Protocol. Minima is a blockchain and peer-to-peer network designed to be accessible to as many people as possible by making it compact enough to run on mobile and IoT devices. It is complete, quantum-resistant and secured by every single one of its users. Why you should listen The Minima network will enable people or devices to exchange value or information directly and securely, without third party interference. Minima has no centre of control, as each user - by simply downloading a mobile app - contributes to the network as an equal participant. The Minima blockchain uses the Minima coin as its currency. It is a store of value and medium of exchange, enabling peer-to-peer value transfer to any participant on the Minima network. Supporting links Minima Protocol Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/23/202333 minutes, 57 seconds
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Banger Games - Bringing Gamers to Web3

Borja Villalobos is the co-founder of Banger Games, a decentralized gaming ecosystem that rewards players using a Blockchain-based crypto economy. Why you should listen Made by gamers, Banger is a unified hub for all gamers. Banger is a blockchain-powered gaming platform that provides its users with an array of earning possibilities through one global gaming currency. Banger is set to become the go-to community for both gamers and publishers to thrive, enabling different Play2Earn tools that allow gamers to earn while enjoying a complete gaming experience.  Banger provides publishers and developers with a variety of features, such as blockchain integration SDK and crypto-enabled monetization methods. Supporting links Banger Games Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/19/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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Hashkey Capital - Investing in Web3

Xiao Xiao is an investment director at HashKey Capital. Launched in 2018, HashKey Capital manages over $1 billion in assets. HashKey operates in Hong Kong and Singapore, with a presence in the U.S. and Japan. Why you should listen HashKey Capital, the investment arm of financial-services firm HashKey Group, has just closed its third fund with $500 million in capital. The fund will invest in crypto and blockchain initiatives around the world with a focus on emerging markets and Web3.  The HashKey FinTech Investment Fund III was backed by institutional investors, including sovereign-wealth funds, businesses and family offices. It will invest in the infrastructure, tools and applications that can help achieve mass adoption of blockchain technologies. Supporting links Hashkey Capital Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/18/202327 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bulls and Apes

Anthony Mongiello is CEO and Co-Founder of the Bulls and Apes Project (B.A.P.), a multi-faceted entertainment and media company born in Web3. Why you should listen Mongiello says the team’s focus is on delivering digital and physical goods and services by creating compelling brands and intellectual properties. At Bulls and Apes Project, they bring top-notch art and creativity that draws consumers into the ecosystem with gamification, events, and media that keep holders engaged and connected. Supporting links Bulls and Apes Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1/10/202335 minutes, 5 seconds
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Scenius Capital - a fund of funds

Gregory d'Incelli is a Crypto Fund of Funds Manager and Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Scenius Capital. Why you should listen Scenius Capital, a multi-strategy fund of funds focused on digital assets and blockchain technology. Scenius provides investors a single turnkey vehicle to gain diversified access to best-in-class actively managed investment strategies in the digital assets sector. Supporting links Scenius Capital Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
12/19/202235 minutes, 13 seconds
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TDeFi - a Crypto Incubator

Gaurav Dubey is the CEO of TDeFi, a Crypto Incubator and Advisor for blockchain startups, currently incubating and advising DeFi, NFT, EdTech, Gaming, and crypto projects for over 45 companies. Supporting links TDeFi Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
12/13/202225 minutes, 20 seconds
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Taki - a token-powered social network

Sakina Arsiwala is the founder of Taki App. Taki is a token-powered social network where everyone can own, manage and earn their own rewards by participating in community conversations. Why you should listen Taki is a token-powered social network where all users can earn a daily income. Anyone can create their own crypto creator coin to jumpstart their personal economies. Creators create value by creating content and users can participate in their economies by supporting them. On Taki all users can earn cryptocurrency for simply showing up and doing things they already do — chatting, sharing, creating.  Creators can focus less on the size of their following, and can build a robust personal economy creating their own creator coin and engaging with their fans. Everything is on-chain and portable. By making the onramp to crypto easy and accessible Taki hope to enable the next 100 million users. Taki is pioneering a new #EngageToEarn model where casual users can earn crypto for just showing up and consuming content, interacting with friends, and making new friends, just as they normally would. Taki is a social network that has the token built into its core. Taki differentiates on crypto economy design. Users can easily create their own coins that are freely tradable on the platform and off, and represents a better way for creators/users to monetize their content.  Supporting links Taki Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
12/11/202229 minutes, 51 seconds
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Iomob - the Internet of Mobility

Boyd Cohen is the CEO/Co-Founder of Iomob, the Internet of Mobility Network, and the WheelCoin M2E platform. Why you should listen The Internet of Mobility is a global decentralized mobility network whereby any vehicle - public, shared, private, electric, or autonomous - can be discovered, combined, booked, unlocked, and paid for by any user of any interface. The Internet of Mobility is a decentralized marketplace that aggregates the highly fragmented ground mobility market - an industry that is worth over $6tn. The IoM standardizes and democratizes access to mobility services. The result is a mobility network that works for the mobility service providers (MSPs), system integrators, demand partners, and most importantly - for the end user. Supporting links Iomob Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
12/8/202240 minutes, 46 seconds
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Palmswap - A decentralized perpetual contract trading protocol

Bernd Stöckl is the CPO and co-founder of Palmswap, a decentralized perpetual contract trading protocol that aims to become the next-generation perpetual DEX for cryptocurrency markets. Why you should listen Palmswap is a decentralized trading platform based on Binance Smart Chain. More chains are coming soon. Palmswap offers 100% on chain perpetual futures. Users can open long positions (bet that the price of a coin goes up) or open short positions (bet that the price goes down), users can also leverage up (use borrowed funds to trade assets more than your wallet balances) without owning the underlying asset. Palmswap doesn’t require Registration or KYC requirements, users have full control over their own assets with the lowest fees possible. Palmswap offer PALM token rewards for active traders on the DEX. PALM token is a governance token designed to facilitate and incentivize the decentralized governance of the protocol, users stake and farm it by providing liquidity. You get also incentivized by trading on the protocol through Tradingcycles. 50% of the exchange revenue will be used to buy back and burn PALM. Supporting links Palmswap Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
12/6/202225 minutes, 51 seconds
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LandVault - An end-to-end metaverse solution

Sam Huber is the CEO and founder of LandVault, an end-to-end metaverse solution for Web2 and Web3 digital experiences. Why you should listen LandVault builds engaging experiences in the Open Metaverse. Starting from their first build in 2021, the process of planning, building, and activating a metaverse experience is something the company has continued to improve upon. So far, LandVault has successfully completed 200 metaverse experiences spread across 100 million sqft in multiple virtual world platforms, like The Sandbox, Decentraland, and Somnium Space, to name a few. This was accomplished with a team of 120+ in-house professional builders. Supporting links LandVault  Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
12/4/202231 minutes, 11 seconds
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Yuga Labs - Radical Ownership for Web3

Chris Fortier is VP of Product for Yuga Labs, working across the entire Yuga Labs ecosystem including Bored Ape Yacht Club, Otherside, CryptoPunks, Meebits, and more. Why you should listen The Yuga team want the Otherside Metaverse to be ‘Web3-Native Roblox’ for Adults, Otherside is a gamified, interoperable metaverse currently under development. The game blends mechanics from massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) and web3-enabled virtual worlds. Think of it as a metaRPG where the players own the world, your NFTs can become playable characters, and thousands can play together in real time. The mission is to make Otherside immersive, interactive, and collaborative in a way that’s never been done before. So in the spirit of Dungeons and Dragons, Otherside will be an always-evolving experience co-created with its players. With an Otherdeed, you can participate in prototype builds, demos, and tests that shape the final game design and experience.  Chris says there is no bear market for story-telling, and they’re continuing to work hard on making Web3 experiences that are awesome.  Supporting links Yuga  Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/29/202237 minutes, 40 seconds
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Choise - CeFi+DeFi

Austin Kimm is the Director of Strategy & Investments at Choise.com a new solution that combines elements of centralized and decentralized financial solutions within a single marketplace. Why you should listen Almost one million users take advantage of Choise.com to buy crypto, earn interest on their holdings, or boost their income with attractive earn products and ultimate security. Choise.com is a brand-new solution that connects CeFi and DeFi. Austin says they call Choise.com a MetaFi ecosystem, as they are gathering multiple solutions in a single marketplace to offer more opportunities to earn on crypto. New CeFi and DeFi products appear every day, but it is still a challenge for people to make use of them: one has to move between blockchains, platforms, wallets to access liquidity pools or multi-currency deposits. Choise.com will aggregate the most profitable crypto solutions of the industry, regardless of their complexity under one roof. They will make it possible for both crypto newbies and pros to find an interesting way to earn on crypto every single moment in one app. Supporting links Choise Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/27/202233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Istari Vision - a growth engine for MultiversX

Wolfgang Rückerl is the Co-Founder and CEO of Entity web3 launch pad, and Istari Vision, an augmentative growth engine for MultiversX. Why you should listen Wolfgang led the development of the Entity Launchpad, which launches innovative Web3 projects and includes complimentary tools for reward strategies, investment analytics, and crypto taxation compliance. Wolfgang prides himself on being an innovator and blockchain instructor, as well as a mentor for ascendant Web3 companies. He has experience as a fintech innovator and blockchain instructor, and regularly mentors DeFi startups working on the MultiversX network. Prior to founding Istari Vision, Wolfgang worked in the ethical AI and data privacy industries. Supporting links Istari Vision Entity Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/24/202234 minutes, 51 seconds
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Multiplayer Money - Chapter One

Jeff Morris Jr. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chapter One, a Web3-focused venture capital fund that works with early-stage crypto UX startups. Why you should listen Jeff Morris Jr. is Founder and Managing Partner of Chapter One, a Web3-focused venture capital fund that works with early-stage crypto UX startups. Chapter One provides a full-stack team of product-focused builders to offer round-the-clock support for founders. Chapter One is a full-stack fund that invests early in generational companies building Web3 products that enable people to own their time, money, and ideas. Supporting links Chapter One Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/22/202241 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mina Protocol - the privacy and security layer for Web3

Kurt Hemecker is COO of the Mina Foundation, building on the Mina Protocol to create a privacy and security layer for web3. Kurt is the former Head of Business Operations at Facebook's Diem Association (formerly Libra). Why you should listen Using zero knowledge technology, Mina is creating the infrastructure for a secure, democratic future. Mina’s zkApps, smart contracts powered by zero knowledge, keep users in control of their privacy by validating and sharing proofs of their data, rather than the data itself. Think about getting a loan by simply sharing a proof of your personal ID and credit score, rather than the data itself.  No risk of your personal information being hacked or sold. You are the only one owning your data, and it never leaves your device. Supporting links Mina Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/20/202243 minutes, 2 seconds
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Seal Storage - Decentralized cloud storage

Jacques Swanepoel is CTO at Seal Storage Technology, cloud storage and blockchain experts with over 100 years of experience in enterprise data storage from Seagate, Oracle, Cisco, and more.  Why you should listen Seal provides sustainable, immutable, and affordable data storage. They are stewarding their clients into decentralized cloud storage, and making Web3 an accessible reality for enterprises, research institutes, NFT, and Web3 firms alike. Seal has decentralized cloud storage partnerships with the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, UC Berkeley, and the University of Utah.  Supporting links Seal Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/17/202232 minutes, 55 seconds
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Forta Network - a real-time detection network for DeFi

Andy Beal is ecosystem lead at Forta Network, a real-time detection network for security and operational monitoring. Forta protects $36b in TVL including 52% of the top 30 DeFi protocols. Why you should listen Forta is a real-time detection network for security and operational monitoring of blockchain activity As a decentralized monitoring network, Forta detects threats and anomalies on DeFi, NFT, governance, bridges and other Web3 systems in real-time. Given timely and relevant alerts about the security and health of owned or dependent systems, protocols and investors can react quickly to neutralize threats and prevent or minimize loss of funds. Underlying Forta is a decentralized network of independent node operators that scan all transactions and block-by-block state changes for outlier transactions and threats. When an issue is detected, node operators send alerts to subscribers of potential risks, which enables them to take action. The future is multi-chain. That is why Forta continues to expand into the emerging landscape of new L1s and L2s, bringing runtime monitoring and anomaly detection to Ethereum, Avalanche, Polygon, BNB Chain, Fantom, Arbitrum, and Optimism. Supporting links Forta Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/15/202232 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bluzelle - sci-fi, culture, and game-fi

Pavel Bains is an entrepreneur, futurist, designer, and investor in exponential technologies. He is the founder of Bluzelle, gamefi for cosmos, and Executive Producer of MixMob. Andy and Pavel talk science fiction, gaming, and pop culture and the intersections with the growing web3 ecosystem. Supporting links Bluzelle Mixmob Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/13/202248 minutes, 16 seconds
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Xverse - A Bitcoin wallet for Web3

Ken Liao is the Founder of Xverse, an advanced Bitcoin wallet for Web3. Xverse is building the world’s most advanced Bitcoin Web3 wallet. Founded in 2021, Xverse empowers individuals across the world to access the true potential of Bitcoin for NFTs, DeFi and Decentralized Applications by delivering a beautifully designed, easy-to-use wallet. Available for iOS and Android, the app allows users to secure, manage and exchange Bitcoin powered by Stacks, and soon the Lightning Network. Xverse is a self-custody wallet and the keys to the wallet are encrypted locally on users' own devices, ensuring privacy, security and complete control over their wealth and data. For more info visit http://xverse.app. Supporting links Secret Key Labs Xverse Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/10/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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Brave Browser - Building a better internet

Brendan Eich is the creator of JavaScript and the co-founder and CEO of Brave Software, makers of Brave, the Web3 privacy-focused browser. Why you should listen Brendan helped build Web1 and Web2 through his creation of JavaScript and Mozilla – JavaScript’s unintended consequences - which Brendan has described as “Frankenstein's monster” led to a toxic digital ecosystem and was a catalyst for the targeted advertising and invasive tracking that consumers experience today on the internet.  The Brave Browser is an open-source, privacy-by-default web browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform and crypto wallet. Brave Wallet, a crypto wallet built into the Brave desktop browser, and mobile apps, enables Brave users to store, manage, grow, and swap crypto from a single wallet. Unlike most crypto wallets, the Brave Wallet does not require extensions; it’s browser-native, reducing security risks and reliance on extra CPU and memory. Users can transact with almost any crypto asset with safety and performance, as well as connect with other wallets and Web3 DApps. Supporting links Brave Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/8/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rarible 2 - the aggregated NFT marketplace

Alex Salnikov is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Rarible, a community-centric NFT marketplace. Rarible has just launched a suite of new features including aggregated listings from more marketplaces and new token rewards for traders. Why you should listen Rarible, a decentralized community-centric NFT marketplace and protocol, has introduced Rarible 2. Rarible 2 brings about new changes for Rarible.com and the distribution of the $RARI token. The establishment of RARI Foundation also pushes the Rarible protocol another step towards decentralization. Under the new update, Rarible.com has become a first-of-its-kind aggregated marketplace for NFTs, showcasing the best prices for listings from the top NFT marketplaces hosting Ethereum NFTs. The RARI DAO has approved a new locking and rewards program for $RARI token, offering sustainable token incentives for both buying and listing Supporting links Rarible Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/6/202236 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Sweat Economy - Walk into crypto

Oleg is Fomenko is the co-founder and CPO of Sweatcoin, and the CEO of Sweat Economy. Are you ready to walk into crypto? Why you should listen Sweat Economy is the network that grows with every step. Products: Sweatcoin (non-crypto) and Sweat Wallet (crypto) reward hundreds of millions of people for their steps. Oleg says that by incentivizing movement, which we know to be associated with health, we can help to catalyze and bring health to their users. Sweat Economy is building features and partnerships that will increase token demand. New features are coming soon - Learn & Earn, crypto-to-crypto trading, and the SWEAT dynamic NFT game — that will drive demand for SWEAT, and produce revenue to funnel back into buy and burn Supporting links Masterworks Sweat Economy Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/3/202247 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Standard - The decentralized stablecoin protocol

Joshua Scigala is founder of The Standard -  a decentralized stablecoin protocol that enables users to lock up crypto and or physical gold to generate multiple fiat pegged stablecoins.  Why you should listen   Trillions of US Dollars worth of rare assets, like gold and cryptocurrencies, are locked away in vaulting facilities and digital wallets around the world. The Standard.io, a next generation monetary system, unlocks this vast stored value. It enables users to generate a stable virtual currency called “Standard Euro”. This is achieved by locking up tangible and intangible assets as collateral in decentralised smart contracts, called Smart Vaults. This allows people to spend their locked up funds without selling their assets. The protocol is governed by a community of “Standard Token” holders which form a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). The Standard DAO will manage the protocol by making key decisions utilizing smart voting mechanisms and prediction markets.The innovative concept of stable virtual currencies backed by rare assets constitutes a new privatized and decentralized Gold Standard for the 21st century.   Supporting links Masterworks The Standard Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
11/1/202247 minutes, 59 seconds
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Slide - Making web3 effortless

Teymour Farman-Farmaian is the founder of Slide, a Web3 UX startup that provides dApps with the infrastructure for easy onboarding by any user. Why you should listen Slide aims to make web3 effortless for dApps and everyday users. Users of Slide-enabled dApps can purchase NFTs with card, custody and manage assets without installing wallets, seamlessly transact with any asset across any blockchain (with no blockchain-specific gas fees), and enjoy a web3 experience as simple as web2. Olaf Carlson-Wee (1st Coinbase employee, Polychain founder, and one of Slide’s lead investors) has called Slide a “browser-level moment” for web3. Supporting links Masterworks Slide Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/30/202241 minutes, 9 seconds
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Midas Investments - CeDeFi for long-term wealth generation

Midas Investments is a custodial crypto-investment platform with one mission — provide passive income streams to crypto investors by combining the best features of CeFi and DeFi. Why you should listen Midas Investments is a custodial crypto-investment platform with one mission — provide passive income streams to crypto investors. By combining the simplicity of CeFi with the transparency of DeFi strategies, and fueled by an algorithmic infrastructure and 24/7 portfolio monitoring, Midas has built an ecosystem of intuitive tools that allows any investor to generate sustainable, passive income in the crypto economy. They call this CeDeFi. Supporting links Masterworks Midas Investments Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/27/202239 minutes, 18 seconds
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Connect everything - Flare enables decentralized interoperability

Hugo Philion is the co-founder and CEO of Flare Networks. Flare enables secure interoperability between chains, scaling the use of blockchain by enabling all digital assets and on-chain data to flow freely.  Why you should listen The Flare Network is a new layer-1 blockchain aiming to connect everything, including off-chain data and other layer-1 blockchains through their F-Asset, State Connector and Layer Cake protocols.  Flare is designed to be an advanced network that features cross-chain interoperability. This system will facilitate a fully decentralized cross-chain future, which issafer than the current alternative. The open protocols that Flare Network provides allow developers to create different kinds of interoperability solutions. Their goal is to connect everything, while still maintaining a decentralized system. Supporting links Masterworks Flare Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/25/202249 minutes, 32 seconds
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Loop Finance - Empowering Web 3.0 Communities

Tom Norwood is co-founder of Loop Finance, empowering Web 3.0 Communities in the Cosmos ecosystem. Why you should listen Loop originated back in 2017 on the EOS network as Trybe. When EOS user numbers dwindled, the team rebranded to Loop and moved to Terra. After the demise of Terra, Loop Finance is now on the Juno Network and has grown its user base throughout the Cosmos ecosystem. Loop Finance is the central hub, and includes a DEX and NFT launchpad and marketplace as the first products to launch and enable Web3 use cases. Supporting links Masterworks Loop Finance Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/25/202233 minutes, 48 seconds
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Digital Markets - Connecting the world's best assets with global investors

Kyle Fry is the CEO and co-founder of Digital Markets - a platform that connects the world's best assets with global investors through a network of digital securities exchanges.  Why you should listen Digital Markets (DIGTL) connects the world’s best assets with global investors through a network of digital securities exchanges and alternative trading venues, allowing issuers to quickly access the world’s capital at a fraction of the cost, and providing investors with exciting investment opportunities. Supporting links Masterworks DIGTL Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/19/202238 minutes, 38 seconds
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3Commerce - Why ecommerce brands should embrace Web3

Dim Niko is the founder of the DimNiko digital marketing agency. Dim is now developing 3Commerce, a suite of solutions and a token ecosystem that enables direct to consumer brands to integrate blockchain technology to increase Customer Lifetime Value (LTV) and decrease Customer Acquisition Costs, at the push of a button.  Why you should listen Dim helps ecommerce brands integrate blockchain to drive growth. Blockchain based loyalty programs and product linked NFTs close the gap between brands and their community of customers, as well as enable brand collaborations in a way never seen before. 3Commerce introduces all-new revenue streams into the ecommerce business model, as well as increases lifetime value while decreasing customer acquisition costs. https://thehundreds.com/blogs/monologue/thestreet Supporting links Masterworks 3Commerce Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/19/202230 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hellebore - the NFT-powered sports prediction game

Nick Swinmurn, Zappos founder and Golden State Warriors co-owner, has turned his attention to Web3 with the NFT-powered sports prediction game, Play Hellebore. Why you should listen Hellebore is an NFT-powered play-and-earn sports prediction game that brings together the features of traditional sports “Pick’em” and player-based fantasy sports leagues on one platform.  Hellebore players can predict the outcomes of games in the NFL, NCAA Football, MLB, and European professional soccer to earn NFTs (called Sibers), unlock physical and digital prizes, and increase their player rating – allowing them to tilt the odds in their favor.  Players can create or join custom leagues with friends, family, or strangers to compete directly against other players, similar to traditional player and statistics-based fantasy sports leagues. Supporting links Masterworks Hellebore Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/17/202237 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hubble Protocol - Supercharging Liquidity on Solana

Marius Ciubotariu is the founder of Hubble Protocol, a DeFi project that is supercharging liquidity on Solana. Hubble is a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol built on the Solana blockchain. In Phase 1 of development, Hubble enables you to borrow the stablecoin USDH against multiple assets. Borrowing USDH allows users to access the liquidity in their long-term holding tokens. USDH is a censorship-resistant, crypto-backed stablecoin, soft-pegged to the US Dollar. USDH is fully collateralized by a basket of crypto assets, deposited into a Hubble Smart Contract. USDH is Solana-native, and can be held in any Solana wallet. For every 1 USDH on the market, more than $1 of crypto is deposited into Hubble.   Supporting links Masterworks Hubble Protocol Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/12/202231 minutes, 11 seconds
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Beefy Finance - the Multichain Yield Optimizer

Weso is lead developer at Beefy Finance, a Multi-Chain Yield Optimizer that autocompounds crypto assets for the best APYs. Why you should listen Beefy Finance is a decentralized, multi-chain Yield Optimizer platform that allows its users to earn compound interest on their crypto holdings. Beefy Finance automatically maximizes the user rewards from various liquidity pools (LPs),‌ ‌automated market-making (AMM) projects,‌ ‌and‌ ‌other yield‌ farming ‌opportunities in the DeFi ecosystem. The main product offered by Beefy Finance is the 'Vaults' in which you stake your crypto tokens. The investment strategy tied to the specific vault will automatically increase your deposited token amount by compounding arbitrary yield farm reward tokens back into your initially deposited asset.  Supporting links Masterworks Beefy Finance Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/9/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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RobinHood to Sei Network - building the decentralized order book

After spending time at Robinhood, Jay Jog is now co-founder and engineering lead for Sei Network, a L1 blockchain with a built-in orderbook. Sei is the fastest Defi layer 1 and is optimized to give DeFi apps an advantage, enabling entirely new financial products. Why you should listen Most layer 1s fall into a barbell distribution: two extremes with general-purpose chains on one end (Ethereum, Solana) and app-specific chains on the other (dYdX, Osmosis).  Sei unlocks a new design space between the two—not general-purpose nor app-specific, but DeFi-specific, which enables Sei to create an environment custom-built for DeFi applications. Sei features a built-in order matching engine, frontrunning protection, and the fastest finality of any chain (600 ms) currently in market. The combination of these optimizations make it possible for new types of financial products to emerge — everything ranging from live sports betting to complex options and futures. Supporting links Masterworks Sei Network Are You Living in a Simulation Jay On Twitter Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/5/202237 minutes, 38 seconds
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CoinsPaid - the Crypto payment ecosystem

Max Krupyshev is the Co-Founder and CEO of the crypto payment ecosystem CoinsPaid. CoinsPaid provides cryptocurrency payment services and personal wallets to businesses and individuals. CoinsPaid is one of the world’s largest crypto payment providers. Why you should listen Max Krupyshev is a Ukraine entrepreneur with experience in developing fintech and crypto projects. He stood at the origins of this market in Ukraine, launching a Bitcoin Foundation to promote crypto adoption in the country. Max believes that digital assets can improve the financial sector, and works to make their adoption easier, faster and more transparent.  Supporting links Masterworks CoinsPaid Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
10/3/202244 minutes, 56 seconds
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nSure.AI - AI fraud detection

Alex Zeltcer is CEO & Co-Founder of nSure.AI, which helps businesses to prevent fraud in the crypto and digital goods space by leveraging predictive AI fraud detection - instead of jeopardizing the user experience. Why you should listen nSure.ai is an advanced payment fraud prevention platform that protects sellers of digital goods, Crypto and Fintech businesses with a chargeback guarantee solution. Alex says businesses should use behavioral analysis and recognize scalable fraud patterns. He says that a safety strategy — one that emphasizes blocking fraud while streamlining the user experience — removes these friction points and increases conversion rates by more than 100%. Supporting links Masterworks nSure Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/28/202230 minutes, 46 seconds
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Satellite IM - the decentralized messaging platform

Matt Wisniewski is the founder of Satellite IM, a fully-integrated decentralized messaging platform that is tackling today’s data ownership and privacy issues. Why you should listen Unlike popular instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and Google Chat, Satellite IM enables users to chat in a decentralized and peer-to-peer way, without any intermediaries storing or tracking users’ data. Satellite gives its users peace of mind with end-to-end encryption without sacrificing the quality of video calls and recording. Satellite's early access is available now. Supporting links Masterworks Satellite IM Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/26/202239 minutes, 10 seconds
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WAM - Crypto gaming for hypercasual players

Daniel Tamas is the founder of WAM - a platform for hypercasual gamers to earn crypto, socialize and have fun. Why you should listen With your WAM account, you can play in several short or long tournaments — a few hours or a few days — and compete against players entering that tournament. There are currently players from over 30 countries who are on the platform and at the end of each tournament, you can win some digital coins and increase your player profile. Supporting links Masterworks WAM Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/22/202231 minutes, 33 seconds
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Aventus Network - From Ethereum to Polkadot

Alan Vey is co-founder and CEO of Aventus Network a user-friendly, interoperable blockchain for enterprises. Why you should listen The Aventus Network (AvN) began as a layer-2 blockchain protocol that brings scalability, lower costs, and speed to Ethereum transactions. It enables digital asset issuance, management, and ownership, bringing the scale of permissioned blockchains and the security and interoperability of public blockchains — without the shortcomings of either. Aventus is now focused on interoperability - Alan says “The blockchain industry is rolling out much like the internet did, where there was siloed value in various intranets which, when connected up by the internet, led to an explosion in value through the network effect. Blockchain is the same today. Various layer 1s and 2s all need to be connected so value can seamlessly transfer everywhere across the internet of blockchains. In August Aventus won a Parachain slot on Polkadot and now Aventus users can easily deploy across Ethereum and Polkadot. The Aventus mission is to enable companies in any ecosystem to capitalize on a vast series of use cases – including NFTs, video games, loyalty schemes, event ticketing, supply chain provenance, and cargo management – via enterprise-grade modular architecture and future-proof themselves via blockchain interoperability. Supporting links Masterworks Aventus Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/21/202232 minutes, 3 seconds
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NGRAVE - the next generation hardware wallet

Ruben Merre is CEO and co-founder of NGRAVE, a next-generation crypto hardware wallet with the highest security-certified OS in the world (EAL7). Why you should listen Founded in 2018, NGRAVE is a digital asset security provider offering user-friendly maximum security solutions for blockchain and crypto use cases. Its flagship product — crypto hardware wallet “NGRAVE ZERO” — is the only financial product in the world with a custom operating system featuring the highest security certification: EAL7.  NGRAVE’s product suite is a 3-tier solution. ZERO, the offline touch-screen hardware wallet allows users to securely store and transact their crypto.  GRAPHENE, the stainless steel encrypted backup solution ensures that users never lose their keys.  LIQUID is a mobile app that connects users in real-time to the blockchain without ever exposing their private keys. Supporting links Masterworks NGRAVE Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/15/202243 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Merge - Celebrating Ethereum's Transition

It’s merge week - the week that Ethereum will finally transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. The Ethereum foundation says that the Merge will be ‘the most significant upgrade in the history of Ethereum.’ The switch to PoS will replace energy-intensive mining, and instead secure the network with staked ETH.   Why you should listen The Merge represents the joining together or ‘merging’ of the execution layer, Ethereum as we know it today, with a consensus layer called the Beacon chain. The Beacon chain uses a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus model that will replace the current Proof-of-Work (PoW) model that the mainnet currently uses. The switch to PoS will replace energy-intensive mining, and instead secure the network with staked ETH.   The merge is set to cut the emission rate of Ethereum by 90% (according to some analysts). PoS makes securing the network much cheaper than with Proof-of-Work because PoS validators are paid far less than PoW miners. Calculations from some analysts suggest that the inflation rate cut to Ethereum will be the equivalent of “three Bitcoin halvings”.   Bitcoin bulls generally tout the halving as a powerful bullish tailwind and often focus on investing for around 4 years. If Ethereum bulls are right then the PoS transition will be 12 years of halving cycles in a single event.  Supporting links Masterworks Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/12/202232 minutes, 46 seconds
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OVER - the Web3 AR layer for the world

Diego De Tommaso is co-founder and COO of OVER an AR and NFT Metaverse platform that layers over the entire world. Why you should listen OVER is building an augmented reality (AR) open metaverse and enabling users to create unique geolocalized experiences that bridge the gap between our physical and digital worlds. Utilizing world-class, community-driven 3D mapping, OVER provides users and builders with the opportunity to own AR metaverse real estate, map their local areas, and explore Web3. Committed to cross-platform interoperability, OVER supports real-time augmented reality capabilities, AI avatar motion-captured interactions, and hyperrealistic NFT assets which, in time, will be transmissible between metaverses.  Supporting links Masterworks OVER Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/8/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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Banxa - Web3’s fiat on-and-off ramp solution

Holger Arians is CEO of Banxa, which aims to accelerate Web3 projects with its global on-and-off ramp solution. Through its extensive network of local payment solutions paired with the required crypto licenses, Banxa gives its partners and projects access to global audiences with less friction and higher conversions. Why you should listen With positive year-on-year growth and over $1b in transactions, Banxa is one of the fastest-growing global on and off-ramp solutions. Through its extensive network of local payment solutions paired with the required regulatory licences, Banxa gives its partners and projects access to global audiences with less friction and higher conversions. As a publicly traded company, Banxa is one of the few global on and off ramp providers that is transparent in both its ownership and reporting. Supporting links Masterworks Banxa Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/5/202238 minutes, 26 seconds
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NFT Tech - Onboarding IP and popular brands into Web3

Adam De Cata is CEO of NFT Tech, a new platform that works with global brands, influential individuals, artists, celebrities, and athletes wanting to experiment with Web3. Why you should listen NFT Tech works to develop infrastructure, assets, real estate and IP in the metaverse, build and generate revenue from P2E and M2E games, and bring insights and benefits to the public markets. By bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and the Web3 space, NFT Tech is mainstreaming decentralized ownership, NFTs, and the metaverse.  Following the signing of multi-year contracts with major brands, NFT Tech has aggressive partnership and contract goals and expects to close several more by year-end. The Company has already announced partnerships with the Australian Open, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Sony Sports, and an exclusive multi-year deal with World Table Tennis. Supporting links Masterworks NFT Tech Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
9/2/202237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Identity.com - Pseudonymous on-chain identity verification

Phillip Shoemaker is the former Apple App Store Director. He is now Executive Director at Identity.com, a non-profit organization pioneering pseudonymous on-chain identity verification for Web3. Why you should listen Identity.com is an open-source, decentralized platform that offers developers permissionless authentication and verification while allowing consumers to control their own data. Identity.com is a product of Identity Technologies, Inc., a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization to promote social welfare that will create a world where individuals and organizations can freely access decentralized identity verification services on demand. Identity.com is the leading identity-verification nonprofit providing an open-source, decentralized ecosystem. It also provides a marketplace focusing on verifying credentials rather than exchanging personally identifiable information. Together with Identity.com, companies and developers may create convenient, on-demand identity verification solutions that offer consumers more control over their digital identities. Supporting links Masterworks Identity Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/31/202252 minutes, 16 seconds
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Console - Where Decentralized Communities Live

Chris Castig is co-founder of Console, a Web3 Discord with DAO Tooling for decentralized communities. He’s a General Manager at Trust Machines and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Business School.  Why you should listen Console is designed to be a web3-ready Discord. Discord is currently home to many NFT communities but it is not crypto native, and preyed upon by crypto scammers. Console is built from the bottom up to give the web3 community more control over their personal data with a crypto-native application.  Chris says Console is Built on Web3 Principles:  Console is decentralized, in the first release identity verification, voting and multisig transactions will be on-chain and decentralized. Moving forward, Console will employ a progressively decentralized approach based on the needs of its communities.  Console is open source and secure by design — Users are verified with native smart contracts, not third-party bots. Because identity is stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, you can feel safe knowing that your identity is secured by Bitcoin. And unlike Facebook, Instagram, Discord and nearly every other social media app, Console doesn’t own access to your identity, uers do. Console will be community owned via the Console DAO. Console is currently in beta, you can sign up for the waitlist or to get early access for your community. Supporting links Masterworks Console Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/29/202238 minutes, 31 seconds
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GLINT - Use gold as everyday, instant, secure and reliable money

Jason Cozens is the founder and CEO at Glint - a platform and app that enables users to digitally buy, sell, send, and use gold as everyday money.  Why you should listen Jason began development of Glint in 2015, launching the first iteration of the Glint app three years later. Jason’s vision for a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper has culminated in the creation of a global payments platform that enables its users to buy, sell, save, send and spend real, allocated gold, even at the checkout, using the Glint Mastercard and the Glint app. Glint, which also supports fiat currencies on its platform, has over 104,000 registered users in over 200 eligible countries. Glint, regulated by the FCA in the UK, has completed more than $300 million worth of transactions to date. Glint clients’ gold is securely stored in a Brinks vault in Switzerland, insured by Brinks with Lloyds of London. Supporting links Masterworks Glint Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/26/202241 minutes, 33 seconds
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Gamma - Building through the Bear

Brett Herskope aka Eliherf is head of growth at Gamma, the platform built to become a hub for Web3 social identity, centered around NFTs. Brett is also the project lead for the Stacks Parrots NFT collection. Why you should listen Brett has a background in education, and he has found that these skills have helped him to become a strong advocate for NFT communities.  Brett says digital scarcity will help usher in a future world of abundance, whether it’s it 21 million Bitcoin or 402 Stacks Parrots.  Gamma consists of three core platforms: its user-first marketplace for exploring and collecting NFTs, its creator-first launchpad for artists to deploy fully-tested no-code smart contracts, and its social platform. As well as leading the Stacks Parrots team, Eliherf is an advocate for the entire Stacks ecosystem of projects, NFT teams and communities. Everyone knows Eliherf and Elihef knows everyone. He says it’s important to look after your mental health and don’t stop having fun with it… Supporting links Masterworks Gamma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/23/202240 minutes, 37 seconds
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The 300th Episode of the Crypto Conversation

Andy is here with a special episode to mark an auspicious occasion - it's the 300th episode of the Crypto Conversation podcast. Thank you for listening!  Supporting links Masterworks Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you use.
8/22/20229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Chainflip - Building a cross-chain AMM

Simon Harman is founder and CEO of Chainflip - a cross-chain AMM designed to seamlessly allow users to swap tokens across ecosystems without violating chain sovereignty. Why you should listen Chainflip is a decentralized, trustless protocol that enables cross-chain swaps between different blockchains. Chainflip is what DeFi users have been waiting for - easy and intuitive swaps from one major blockchain to another. Chainflip will connect and bridge major ecosystems like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polkadot, Solana, or Cosmos to allow users to navigate through this growing multi-chain space. Supporting links Masterworks ChainFlip Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/18/202243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Bitcoin.com - Making crypto accessible to everyone

Corbin Fraser is Head of Financial Services at Bitcoin.com. Corbin is a hacker, entrepreneur, and builder with over nine years of experience in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. A vocal advocate for p2p cash and optimizing the user experience of crypto for mass adoption, Corbin has helped position Bitcoin.com as one of the most widely used crypto wallets globally with millions of monthly active users. Why you should listen Bitcoin.com is on a mission to make crypto accessible to millions more people. Their approach to crypto onboarding, encompassing educational resources and intuitive technology has already opened the door to millions of crypto curious investors.  The financial services team focuses on creating intuitive and easy-to-understand user experiences, tying together Bitcoin.com products, partner services, and community financial service offerings across web, mobile, smart devices, and beyond. Their flagship product, the Bitcoin.com Wallet, with over 33 million wallets created, serves anyone in the world who has an internet connection - regardless of nationality, socioeconomic status or access to “traditional finance”. They’re launching Verse, a rewards and utility token for the Bitcoin.com ecosystem and the gateway to DeFi. Supporting links Masterworks Bitcoin.com Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/17/202247 minutes, 23 seconds
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WisdomTree Prime - Expanding WisdomTree’s Crypto Offerings

Will Peck is Head of Digital Assets at WisdomTree. WisdomTree is a traditional asset manager with crypto exchange-traded products in EU (and a pending filing in the US) that is launching an app for retail investors in the US. Why you should listen WisdomTree has a history as the world’s largest, independent ETF sponsor and is now working to bridge the gap between TradFi and DeFi. WisdomTree is launching a blockchain-native mobile app, WisdomTree Prime, which will provide retail access to select crypto assets such as bitcoin or ether. The app will also offer tokenized versions of traditional, physical assets such as the U.S. dollar and gold. The WisdomTree Prime beta is live and they are selecting users from the waitlist on a rolling basis, with a national U.S. rollout targeted for later this year. Supporting links Masterworks WisdomTree Prime Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/12/202232 minutes, 41 seconds
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Satoshi Labs - from Trezor to Hyperbitcoinization

Josef Tetek is an ambassador and analyst at Satoshi Labs and Trezor. Josef is a long-time bitcoiner with a background in Austrian economics and political philosophy. Josef believes that Bitcoin is the next step in mankind’s monetary evolution.  Why you should listen Josef is a long-time Bitcoiner with a background in Austrian economics and political philosophy and is the author of two books: Bitcoin: Separation of Money and State, and Enemies of State, Friends of Liberty.  “There’s no doubt that many current crypto projects with risky business models will collapse - including some exchanges. This cleansing process - whilst painful in the short-term - will ultimately be good for the long-term future of Bitcoin. We have to move on from the current get-rich-quick crypto mentality and think much further into the future. When viewed over the long-term, saving in bitcoin should be seen not only as conservative but fiscally prudent. And with withdrawal freezes being put in place, it has demonstrated yet again that if you hold crypto on a centralized exchange you do not have control of your assets. When crypto values are heading north people pay little attention to the risks involved, but in a bear market, the custody tables turn very quickly.   “The only way to really own your own cryptocurrency is via self-custody - cold storage on a hardware wallet. This is how bitcoin was intended - no middle man, p2p, sovereign ownership of one's own money.” Supporting links Nootopia Satoshi Labs Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/9/202252 minutes, 54 seconds
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DeFi Basket - Buy a DeFi Portfolio with a single transaction

João Ferreira founder of Defi Basket - a portfolio management protocol that lets users buy a DeFi portfolio in a single transaction.  Why you should listen DeFi Basket lets users invest with a single transaction in multi-token, multi-protocol strategies that you can create or copy from others. Portfolios are called baskets. For example, The Stablecoins Maxi basket is a portfolio designed to provide exposure to non-USD stablecoins. It allows you to park your funds into a safe and stable investment, while you reduce your exposure to the US Dollar. This basket invests in liquidity pools that provide high single or double digits yields, each focused on a single stablecoin. This allows maximum returns with minimum impermanent loss. When you invest in a basket, you are given a financial NFT that shows how much you own of each asset. It can be transferred, lent, or sold as an NFT. Supporting links Nootopia DeFi Basket Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/7/202247 minutes, 26 seconds
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Untraceable - the Blockchain Futurist Conference

Tracy Leparulo is the CEO of Untraceable, the Crypto & Blockchain Events company behind the Blockchain Futurist Conference in Toronto.  Why you should listen Since 2013 Tracy and her team have run leading events and marketing campaigns within the blockchain and crypto space. From major conferences to hackathons to launch events. The Untraceable team creates unforgettable experiences that build the blockchain and crypto community. The Blockchain Futurist Conference is August 9 - 10 in Toronto, Canada. Speakers include Vitalik Buterin and more on panel discussions including: NFTs, the metaverse, DeFi, cryptocurrency, DAOs and more.  Supporting links Nootopia Blockchain Futurist Conference  Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/4/202226 minutes, 26 seconds
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Truflation - the on-chain inflation index

Stefan Rust is the founder of Laguna Labs, a cutting-edge blockchain development house. It has developed Truflation, an independent, on-chain inflation index that aims to provide cryptographically true information on price inflation using the most recent and accurate real-market data.   Why you should listen Stefan Rust is the founder of Laguna Labs, a cutting-edge blockchain development house, under which he has launched trustednode.io, truflation.com, and nuon.fi.  Truflation is an independent, on-chain inflation index that aims to provide cryptographically true information on price inflation using the most recent and accurate real-market data. Founded in 2021, Truflation offers independent and censorship-resistant inflation calculations based on census-level price information from more than 30 data sources in real time. Truflation was built on the premise of revolutionizing century-old models and methodologies that are no longer relevant. Truflation leverages 30+ data sources to give multiple confirmations of price from different sources.  Supporting links Nootopia Laguna Truflation Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
8/3/202244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jadu AVAs - Web3 comes to life on Planet Earth

Jadu is an AR platform and narrative layer for Web3 and the metaverse. Jadu is pioneering the functionality of digital assets in AR and the physical world by converting 3D NFTs into playable avatars and objects that can interact with each other in an ever-expanding AR game world. Jadu is minting 11,111 AVAs in August. Why you should listen Asad J. Malik is the founder of Jadu. He has a background in storytelling, film, music, and AR. Asad is leading a team of talented creatives and technologists to build the world’s most exciting Web3 AR platform. Jadu’s vision is to build unparalleled 3D utility for NFTs, partnering with key players in the crypto community to deliver a virtually native future where the creation of content is democratized, decentralized, and creator-owned in a world where players can build valuable communities. Jadu Hoverboards are NFTs that can be used to fly your avatars in the Metaverse and in Augmented Reality. Along with Jadu Jetpacks, they will function as key transport mechanisms in Jadu’s AR Mirroverse game. Jadu is minting 11,111 AVAs in August. Jadu AVAs are built natively for mobile and will be the most technically and creatively ambitious Avatars in Web3. Each of the 11,111 #JaduAVAs will be 3D full-body game-ready avatars and will also unlock a whole new genre of AR gameplay within the Jadu App. Supporting links Nootopia Jadu Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/27/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Graph - the web3 protocol for data

Kyle Rojas is Edge & Node Business Development and Partnerships at The Graph, a web3 protocol for indexing and querying blockchain data to empower developers to build and give users access to blockchain data in a verifiable and decentralized way. Why you should listen The Graph is working to decentralize data indexing and query services for all public data on all blockchains. What Google did for web2 in a centralized and rent-extracting way, The Graph is doing for web3 in a permissionless, open-source, and inclusive way. Since The Graph launched its decentralized network in July, a huge community of indexers are serving query requests, curating useful information, and staking to protect the network. The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible. Subgraphs can be composed into a global graph of all the world's public information. This data can be transformed, organized, and shared across applications for anyone to query with just a few keystrokes. The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible. Subgraphs can be composed into a global graph of all the world's public information. This data can be transformed, organized, and shared across applications for anyone to query with just a few keystrokes. Supporting links Nootopia The Graph  Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/26/202247 minutes, 18 seconds
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RociFi - a new DeFi primitive for under-collateralized lending

Christopher Brookins is the co-founder of RociFi, a new DeFi primitive for under-collateralized lending. In order to borrow on RociFi, users must mint an ERC-1155 token, NFCS (Non-Fungible Credit Score). The NFCS proves ownership of the address bundle that the borrower wishes to be credit scored. The NFCS operates as on-chain reputation and credit score. Why you should listen RociFi enables borrowers with clean EVM-compatible on-chain history and reputation to borrow with reduced or zero collateral while offering lenders a high, stable deposit yield. Initially, RociFi’s approved assets for lending and collateral will be USDC, DAI, USDT, ETH, and WBTC. As the protocol grows in adoption, it will function similarly to a Layer 1 whereby DeFi and TradFi firms can build new capital markets services atop RociFi, thus creating a decentralized credit economy. In order to borrow on RociFi, users must mint an ERC-1155 token, NFCS (Non-Fungible Credit Score). The NFCS proves ownership of the address bundle that the borrower wishes to be credit scored. The need for a unique, non-transferable on-chain credential that unlocks greater utility and safety across Web3 has grown in interest since Vitalik Buterin’s recent post about “Soulbound” tokens. RociFi’s NFCS was designed to be that and more by becoming Web3’s first, verified token for credit, reputation, and trust (CRT), i.e. proof of CRT. Supporting links Nootopia RociFi Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/20/202251 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is Bitcoin Oversold? Indicators suggest yes.

Aditya Das is an analyst and researcher at Brave New Coin. With Bitcoin struggling to stay above the key $20,000 price level, investors are bracing for a long crypto winter. Fundamental analysis, however, suggests that Bitcoin is oversold.    Why you should listen   Fundamental analysis examines the internal and external factors that affect the value of a business or commodity. The value of an investment can be affected by factors such as the state of the global economy or by new updates to the core product of a company. These factors can affect the intrinsic value of an asset before they are reflected in the market value. The market value of an asset, the price investors actually pay for an asset, is affected by speculation and is driven by emotional factors and beliefs around what may occur in the future. Aditya Das explains 5 fundamental indicators that are designed to reflect the intrinsic value of Bitcoin. They are also designed to discount factors like speculation. Currently, the price of BTC is depressed because of concerns around a possible global recession, high-interest rates and the potential for a long crypto winter. While indicators such as the Mayer Multiple currently sit at around historical cycle lows, the crypto fear and greed index suggests that the crypto market is still in a state of ‘extreme fear’. Although the price of BTC is above $20,000, a bleak macro-economic situation will continue to be a factor for why sentiment may remain depressed in the short term.   Supporting links Nootopia Techemynt Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/18/202242 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jarvis Network - the on-chain Forex market

Pascal Tallarida is the founder of Jarvis Network, a trading platform to buy, sell and exchange stable and liquid synthetic fiat currencies powered by an on-chain Forex market. Why you should listen Jarvis Network’s mission is to bring decentralized finance to everyone. Stablecoins have a key role to play in DeFi adoption. Non-USD stablecoins struggle to be liquid and maintain their peg.  Syntthereum’s role is to solve these issues and launch non-USD stablecoins (JFIATs). Synthereum is the first protocol of the Jarvis Network. The protocol pioneers a capital-efficient manner to issue and exchange synthetic fiat currencies called jFIATs, on multiple EVM-compatible network.  In May, Techemynt launched a new partnership with Jarvis. As part of the launch, a new pool featuring Techemynt’s 1-for-1 backed stablecoin NZDS and Jarvis’s synthetic jNZD. The pool will go by the ‘2nzd’ moniker and LP tokens of the pool will also be known as 2nzd tokens and will be stakeable on other platforms. 2nzd is yield-bearing as well.  Supporting links Nootopia Jarvis Network Techemynt Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/14/202242 minutes, 39 seconds
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Techemynt - the New Zealand Dollar Stablecoin

The NZDS is a New Zealand Dollar stablecoin backed 1:1 with physical New Zealand Dollars in cash and cash equivalents. NZDS was launched in March 2021 by Techemynt, a registered New Zealand Financial Services provider, using the FiatToken framework developed by Centre that is the basis for USD-Coin (USDC).  Why you should listen As a blockchain-based stablecoin, NZDS combines the stability and value of the New Zealand Dollar with the intrinsic utility of cryptocurrency to allow arbitrage, remittance, and digital payments.  After working in Traditional finance at places like Standard & Poor’s in New York, and Reuters and Cantor Fitzgerald in Tokyo, Scott has spent the last four years in the digital asset space with Techemy Capital, Brave New Coin, and now with Techemynt to build out the market for the New Zealand Dollar Stablecoin. Supporting links Nootopia Techemynt Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/12/202247 minutes, 5 seconds
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TRM Labs - Next-generation blockchain intelligence

Ari Redbord is Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence company. Ari was previously the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Treasury.   Why you should listen   To build a safer financial system, TRM Labs developed the first blockchain intelligence platform that combines cross-chain data with threat intelligence, advanced analytics, and intuitive visualizations to help organizations detect crypto fraud and financial crime. Fast-growing cryptocurrency businesses like Circle, FTX US and MoonPay use TRM Transaction Monitoring to detect suspicious activity and meet Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory requirements.  Supporting links Nootopia TRM Labs Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/11/202245 minutes, 46 seconds
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Skale Network - An open-source blockchain for Web3

Jack O'Holleran is co-founder and CEO at SKALE Labs, an Ethereum Layer 2 multichain network.  Why you should listen Skale aims to solve the blockchain scalability problem by facilitating processing between blockchains and decentralized applications, helping the ecosystem run hundreds of millions of smart contracts and transactions per second. SKALE is an open-source Web3 blockchain network buil on Ethereum. The SKALE Network is governed by the SKALE DAO. There are over 50 unique companies, business entities, organizations, and DAOs that work to support, run, and govern the SKALE Network. All core smart contract changes require a decentralized multisig approval held by numerous unique entities and contributors.  The network is also supported by two entities, the N.O.D.E. Foundation and SKALE Labs. SKALE Labs is the core team involved in proposing technical specs, supporting with open source code contributions, and educating the public on the technical elements of the SKALE Network. The N.O.D.E. Foundation is located in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and SKALE Labs is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Supporting links Nootopia Skale Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/7/202246 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mirror World - Building Web3's Nintendo

Chris Zhu is the founder of Mirror World, a Game Matrix powered by an interoperability SDK layer that accelerates Web3 game development for Web2 developers. Why you should listen Mirror World is the intersection of NFTs, the metaverse, artificial intelligence, and interoperability. Chris aims to build the ‘Nintendo of the Metaverse’ by creating digital native beings capable of learning and communicating with their owners. Mirror World is a content matrix with AI-powered virtual life forms in each one of its games. All virtual lives are interoperable across all games, which ensures that holders will have the freedom to enter each one of the GameFi. After publishing 3 different types of games, we will publish a standard economic framework for more content producers to connect to our game ecosystem. Mirror World will be an AI-powered virtual carnival that yields crypto returns of the people, by the people, for the people. Supporting links Mirror World Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/5/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fringe Finance - a new DeFi platform

Fringe Finance is a decentralized money market designed to unlock the capital spread in crypto assets regardless of their capitalization and supported network. We talk with CTO Brian Pasfield. Why you should listen Fringe Finance is a decentralized money market designed to unlock the capital spread in crypto assets regardless of their capitalization and supported network. With a next-generation DeFi lending and borrowing ecosystem, Fringe aims to unlock the dormant capital from traditional financial markets and all-tier cryptocurrencies. The Fringe Finance Primary Lending Platform has just been released. Collateral and stablecoins have been deposited. You can deposit your $USDC to collect interest or use your $LINK, $MATIC, $REN, $BNT, $OGN, $IOTX, or $TOMOE to collateralize $USDC loans. Supporting links Fringe Finance Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
7/3/202240 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sphere 3D - Bitcoin mining in the bear market

Patricia Trompeter is the CEO of Sphere 3D Corp., a net carbon-neutral Bitcoin miner.  Why you should listen Patricia Trompeter is the CEO of Sphere 3D Corp., a net carbon-neutral cryptocurrency miner.   The Company is rapidly growing its industrial-scale mining operation through the capital-efficient procurement of next-generation mining equipment and partnering with data center operators.  Sphere 3D has 6.0 EH/s of capacity under contract for deliveries this year. Currently, the Company operates a fleet of 1,000 miners and expects delivery of an additional 59,000 miners by year-end 2022 for a total hashing capacity of 6.0 exahash.  "Our primary focus is growing our mining operations. Our fleet of S19j Pros is producing as expected, and we are deploying our new miners as rapidly as possible. We are laser-focused on executing our strategy of becoming a leading carbon-neutral Bitcoin mining company," said Patricia Trompeter, CEO of Sphere 3D.  Supporting links Sphere Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/30/202230 minutes, 10 seconds
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Stack - the Crypto App for Under 18s

Will Rush is the founder of Stack, an app that goes where school curricula won’t, and educates the next generation about personal finance. It does this by harnessing Gen Z’s interest in cryptocurrency to teach them about responsible investing habits.  Why you should listen Stack is going to be the first crypto platform to welcome investors under the age of 18 (thanks to custodial accounts). Stack is a Seattle-based startup building a crypto platform for teenagers and others disenfranchised by the financial system. Stack will soon launch a gamified platform that allows teens to invest in more than 30 cryptocurrency coins. Parents co-own the account if the user is under 18. Users earn social and merchandising rewards for responsible investment activity and for watching educational videos.   Supporting links Stack Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/28/202236 minutes, 11 seconds
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Haste Arcade - Playing games to earn money

Haste Arcade is the world’s first Instant Leaderboard Payout arcade. The arcade enables players globally to earn real-time, peer-to-peer rewards for simply placing on a game's leaderboard. The vision for Haste is to have the platform serve as a fun and entertaining visual representation of micro transactions, and how they can empower new business models.  Why you should listen Joe De Pinto was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. After spending 4 years playing professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox farm system, he co-founded his first venture, Barpay, in 2015 with Daniel Wagner. The company has since grown to become a leader in the mobile ordering and payment space. In January 2021, along with Wagner, he co-founded Haste, the world’s first Instant Leaderboard Payout arcade. De Pinto’s vision for Haste is to have the platform serve as a fun and entertaining visual representation of micro transactions, and how they can empower new business models. Haste Arcade is a developer SDK and player site with ILP Games™ or Instant Leaderboard Payout™. Games enable players globally to earn real-time, peer-to-peer rewards for simply placing on a game's leaderboard.  Supporting links Haste Arcade Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/27/202248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Kraken Australia - Expanding Downunder

Kraken is one of the OG global crypto exchanges, founded in 2011. In 2020 Kraken launched in Australia. Andy speaks to Kraken’s Aussie MD, Jonathon Miller.   Why you should listen Jonathon came to Kraken in 2020 as a founder of Australian crypto exchange Bit Trade and was one of the founding members of the Blockchain Association of Australia.   Kraken acquired Bit Trade in 2020 and appointed Jonathan as MD of its new Australian operation. Outside of crypto, Jonathan is one half of Sydney group Magnetic Heads, a baroque blend of new wave and post-punk, cold wave and avant-pop via synths, guitars, and exquisite production. Supporting links Kraken Magnetic Heads Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/22/202241 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gamma - the marketplace for Bitcoin NFTs powered by Stacks

Gamma is the leading marketplace for creators and digital collectors to find, list, and sell NFTs, secured by the Bitcoin blockchain. Gamma also provides a minting platform for creators to launch their NFT collections without any code, and a social platform built to become a hub for the world's web3 social identity, centered around NFTs. Why you should listen Jamil Dhanani is the founder of Gamma, the leading marketplace for creators and digital collectors to find, list, and sell NFTs, secured by the Bitcoin blockchain. Gamma was launched in September of last year as STXNFT.com. They have now rebranded as Gamma, a platform built to become a hub for the world’s Web3 social identity, centered around NFTs. Gamma aims to serve as the home for collectors, creators, and investors to come together to explore, trade, and showcase extraordinary NFTs through the Bitcoin ecosystem. Supporting links Gamma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/20/202253 minutes, 48 seconds
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Stacked - Smart Crypto Investing

Stacked Invest is a simple, easy-to-use platform for crypto investing. Equipped with ready-to-grow, personalized, and professionally managed portfolios, Stacked aims to be the “life jacket” that saves people from the typical pain points of crypto investing. Why you should listen Joel Birch is the CEO of Stacked Invest, a simple, easy-to-use platform for crypto investing. Equipped with ready-to-grow, personalized, and professionally managed portfolios, Stacked aims to be the “life jacket” that saves people from the typical pain points of crypto investing. Pre-built Stacks are designed to give users instant access to pre-built portfolios modeled after some of the most popular crypto indexes, hedge funds, and other investor portfolios. The platform’s ready-to-grow portfolios, called Stacks, and digital advising tools make investing quick and easy for the masses, allowing the average individual to enter the crypto space without discomfort or uncertainty.  Stacked has been approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to operate as an investment advisor. This classification makes Stacked one of the few crypto-focused entities offering investment advice while being registered with a federal regulatory agency. Supporting links Stacked Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/19/202240 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pollen - Building DeFi 2.0

Pollen is a DeFi 2.0 asset management protocol that allows communities to curate fully optimized and dynamically rebalanced custom asset pools. Why you should listen Frederico Teixeira is a quant analayst at Pollen. Frederico is a Mathematician and holds a PhD in Computational Modelling from ETH Zurich. He has over 15 years of experience in the numerical solution of differential equations, high-performance computing, optimisation, uncertainty quantification, meta-modelling, and machine learning.  Pollen is a permissionless protocol that allows communities to launch fully backed Asset Pools that reflect their community’s values. Pollen asset Pool allocations are optimized, continually rebalancing to ensure that the assets in the DAO outperform the market. Index Tokens are backed by dynamically rebalanced Asset Pools designed for markets that operate 24/7. Governance processes allow communities to launch asset pools on their terms, leveraging the collective intelligence from the Pollen protocol with the autonomy to grow, customize and develop to meet their community needs. Supporting links Pollen Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/15/202232 minutes
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goLance - Celsius tanks while remote work rises

Michael Brooks is the CEO and founder of goLance, an award-winning online freelance marketplace that's used to recruit, screen, hire, manage, and pay global talent. A fast-growing segment of goLance users transacts using crypto. Why you should listen Michael Brooks is the CEO and founder of goLance, an award-winning online freelance marketplace that's used to recruit, screen, hire, manage, and pay global talent. He runs the company, which has more than 600,000 users and $94+ million in payouts, entirely with freelancers. Michael is a leading author on HackerNoon. Links goLance Michael on HackerNoon Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/13/202246 minutes, 25 seconds
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Metalend - the lending protocol for fiat-backed stablecoins

Anthony Ng is the Founder and CEO of Metalend, a decentralized lending and borrowing protocol for fiat-backed stablecoins. The future of Defi cannot be built by USD stablecoins alone, users need access to their local currencies to live life. A decentralized lending marketing protocol that supports a wide range of stablecoins is necessary. Why you should listen Metalend Finance is a decentralized open-source lending protocol on Ethereum. It supports local currencies and this currently includes Singapore Dollar (XSGD) and Indonesian Rupiah (XIDR) and the New Zealand Dollar Stablecoin (NZDS).  “We aim to create a whole new community that is more comfortable trading in their home currency. This opportunity to use local currencies for lending brings greater access, ease, relatability, and most importantly many new investors from countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia,” said Anthony Ng. Links Metalend Techemynt Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/13/202222 minutes, 10 seconds
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Umee - Surfing the DeFi Wave

Brent Xu is the Founder and CEO of Umee, a Cross Chain DeFi hub designed to operate seamlessly across protocols. Brent has extensive experience in blockchain and venture investments and previously held business strategy roles at ConsenSys and Tendermint and Cosmos. Why you should listen After cutting his teeth working with Tendermint to build Gravity Dex and the Gravity Bridge on the Cosmos network, Brent Xu founded Umee in April 2021 to bring cross-chain DeFi use cases to the Cosmos and Ethereum ecosystems. Umee aspires to create a DeFi experience across blockchain networks and resolve three major issues universal to all DeFi projects: detached yields, concentrated systemic risks, and isolated capital. Umee was designed to use the IBC protocol, an “internet of blockchains,” created from the Cosmos ecosystem. Initially implementing a cross-chain borrowing and lending framework, Umee’s vision evolved to include DeFi and open finance more broadly. To accomplish this, Umee would need to break the existing silos between blockchains with novel bridging solutions — a difficult and critical obstacle to the broad adoption of DeFi. The native UMEE token is a Proof of=Stake asset that can exist as a Cosmos SDK token and as an ERC20 token on Ethereum. Ab initio, Umee would be built to be interoperable with blockchains such as Terra, Crypto.com, Binance Chain, Osmosis, Secret Network, and many, MANY others. In plain language, users could lend, borrow, stake, delegate, and more, across dozens of chains. Umee secured its seed round funding led by Polychain, with investors including Coinbase Ventures, Alameda, Ideo CoLab, ConsenSys Ethereal, and others. Links Umee Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/9/202250 minutes, 16 seconds
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Powerledger - trading renewable energy

Powerledger develops software solutions for the tracking, tracing, and trading of renewable energy. They believe in the democratization of power, for a sustainable future. Why you should listen Anya Nova is head of blockchain development and staking at Powerledger. Powerledger platforms track and trade features help users stay on top of the provenance and flow of energy. It can give consumers choice over the energy they’re using and facilitate peer to peer trading. Solar P2P energy trading can deal with excess solar in the grid without subsidy. Their platform technology is being used to ensure the trading of environmental commodities such as renewable energy certificates and carbon credits, are more transparent, secure, and efficient. Their platform TraceX is a digital marketplace and exchange for carbon and renewable energy credits. Links Powerledger Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/8/202236 minutes, 57 seconds
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Boto - the no-code platform for crypto bots

Breno Araujo is the Founder and CEO of Boto - the no-code automation platform for creating and sharing bots that automate your crypto, NFT, and other blockchain or DeFi activities. Why you should listen Using a simple drag-and-drop platform, Boto’s goal is to democratize bots by establishing a community in which both developers and non-developers can create and share automation.  Before Boto, Breno was head of Revenue Intelligence for Ripple and has been in the blockchain space since 2016. Breno has been coding since he was 12 years old, and has an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Mechatronics Engineering from PUC-Rio (Brazil). Links Boto Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/6/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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NFT Butler - Automating your NFT trading

NFT Butler is an automation tool to make mass bidding requests on OpenSea. Users can create multiple tasks for several collections on Opensea and configure the task to bid on every token of their choice with a specific bid price and validity period. Why you should listen An NFT Butler license can be purchased on OpenSea. The current floor is around 1 ETH. There are only 1000 NFT Butler licenses available. Having one allows the owner to use a collection scanner to find the most profitable collections, mass bidding on OpenSea with up to 6000 bids/h, and smart bidding (outbidding, relative to floor price bidding, trait-filtered bidding). Want a free 1-week trial? It’s the NFT Butler x The Crypto Conversation Promotion. Join the official NFT Butler discord: https://discord.gg/nftbutler Redeem the voucher: "!redeem 6FH1TD3R4SHO" in get-a-trial channel. This will activate your 1-week trial The team will list the NFT Butler Lifetime License with 15% discount on OpenSea for you.  Supporting links NFT Butler NFT Butler on OpenSea Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
6/2/202243 minutes, 10 seconds
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Festival Pass - Web3 and live events

Festival Pass is embracing the evolution of entertainment into Web 3. It is the world's first live events subscription service across music, film, food & wine, theater, tech, and innovation. Users can enjoy thousands of events locally and globally for one monthly fee. The Festival Family Founder NFT is a limited collection of 10,000. The Founder NFT comes with the ultimate utility and includes a lifetime founder membership to festivalPass with $1,200 worth of credits annually to redeem for over 80,000 live events in North America and 600,000 hotels globally. Why you should listen Ed Vincent is the founder and CEO of Festival Pass. The world's first live events subscription service across music, film, food, and wine, theater, tech and innovation, and more.  The company was founded on the mission to inspire people to lead active and engaging lives through passion-connected member experiences. Members of Festival Pass can enjoy 80,000 plus live events from notable festivals like Coachella and ACL Music Festival, to live shows with GRAMMY-winning artists like Dua Lipa, John Mayer, Billie Eillish and more with a unique credit system. Members can also use their credits to book rooms at over 600,000 hotels at reduced rates. Festival Family is an NFT Project from festivalPass, the world's first live event subscription marketplace. The Festival Family Founder NFT is a limited collection of 10,000 total Founder NFTs that will be made available in tranches of 1,000. Each new tranche will launch when the previous one is sold out.  Price will increase per tranche. Once minted out, there will be no more Founder NFTs offered.   The Founder NFT comes with the ultimate utility that includes a lifetime founder membership to festivalPass with $1,200 worth of credits annually to redeem for over 80,000 live events in North America and 600,000 hotels globally. Plus access to quarterly bucket list events only available to NFT holders.   Supporting links Festival Pass Festival Family NFT Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/31/202243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Globe - Building the everything exchange

James West is the co-founder of Globe. A crypto exchange funded by Y Combinator and Pantera Capital, Globe’s goal is to enable its customers to exchange everything. Globe offers new products such as volatility trading among more traditional spot and perpetuals markets, and innovative approaches to managing risk with their Unified Margin system. Why you should listen Globe co-founder and CEO James West is a technologist, digital assets pioneer, and former trader and investor. He led the quantitative team at a hedge fund for four years, growing it from a small family fund to $300m assets under management with incredible risk-adjusted returns. He earned his PhD from UCL, just across from DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis, his research has now generated over 600 citations. Prior to that, he studied algebraic geometry at Cambridge University under 2018 Fields Medallist Caucher Birkar. Globe aims to be a robust and rewarding exchange platform, with market-leading performance and deep liquidity, and payouts and fee discounts for staking GDT, the token that powers Globe. They are a provider of Bitcoin security services that enable users to have total self-custody over their crypto holdings, without risk of theft or hacks like those experienced by exchanges.  Supporting links Globe Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/29/202248 minutes, 56 seconds
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Casa - The safe way to store your Bitcoin

Nick Neuman is the founder of Casa – a provider of Bitcoin security services that enables users to have total self-custody over their crypto holdings, without risk of theft or hacks like those experienced by exchanges.  Why you should listen Nick talks about the importance of Bitcoin self-custody and the risk of BTC loss if they don’t properly secure their holdings. Most bitcoin wallets only require 1 key to send bitcoin. Casa uses multiple keys which makes your money extra safe and secure. Casa is a multi-sig, multi-device, multi-location solution with the ease of the app.  If you do lose a key or have one stolen, you can swap it out for a new one. Simply transfer your bitcoin to the new, healthy set of keys using your two remaining keys from the initial set. Casa App walks you through it all, step by step. Supporting links Casa Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/26/202249 minutes, 9 seconds
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Fantom - Andre is back? The origin story, and what comes next

Crypto dev Andre Cronje is back, advising the Fantom Foundation after publically turning his back on crypto earlier this year. We speak to Fantom Foundation CEO Michael Kong to find out more... Why you should listen Fantom is a high-performance, scalable, EVM-compatible, smart-contract platform. Fantom’s mainnet deployment, Fantom Opera, is built on Fantom’s consensus mechanism, Lachesis. Fantom is a leaderless, asynchronous, and byzantine fault-tolerant Layer 1 blockchain protocol. Crypto dev Andre Cronje is back, advising the Fantom Foundation after publically turning his back on crypto earlier this year. We speak to Fantom Foundation CEO Michael Kong to find out more... Supporting links Fantom Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/23/202243 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Minke App - Wave hello to better savings

Josh Reyes is the co-founder of the Minke, a DeFi platform that aims to be the easiest way to use DeFi via an app designed for mobile. Minke offers savings rates 40x higher than big banks. Why you should listen Co-founders Josh Reyes and Marcos Teixeira met as early employees at Melbourne startup SmartrMail. Like that venture, the global team is operating remotely with early employees based in Australia, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, and the UK. Minke is a non-custodial wallet, meaning only you have access to your money, not Minke, not anyone else. Minke believes self-custody is the safest way to protect your money in the long-term. Marc Andreessen coined the famous phrase “Software is eating the world" predicting that large swathes of the economy will be taken over by software and technology. That’s not a 10x improvement, it’s a 38x one. Warren Buffet says compounding interest is the 8th wonder of the world. Minke see these trends as the power behind DeFi’s growth.  Supporting links Minke Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/22/202238 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sergey Nazarov - Building a world powered by cryptographic truth

Sergey Nazarov is the Co-founder of Chainlink, the industry-standard oracle network for connecting smart contracts to real-world data and off-chain computation.  Why you should listen In this podcast Sergey lays out his current thinking on how teams and protocols such as Chainlink are building a world powered by cryptographic truth. Sergey explains how smart contracts are becoming an increasingly important part of the global economy, and he talks about the importance of the Chainlink community as the crypto ecosystem continues to mature.  Supporting links Chainlink Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/20/202232 minutes, 31 seconds
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Anoma - Protect your privacy with zero-knowledge technology

Adrian Brink is the founder of Anoma, a blockchain protocol that enables private, asset-agnostic cash and bartering. Adrian founded Anoma to fight surveillance capitalism and the over-concentration of power in fiat currency, by protecting individuals’ privacy through zero-knowledge technology. Why you should listen Anoma is a proof-of-stake blockchain protocol that enables multi-asset privacy and bartering among any number of parties. Adrian is a passionate advocate for embedding privacy into blockchain networks as part of the next iteration of our financial infrastructure and believes that there has been a loss of individual financial sovereignty and privacy by non-consensual usage of sensitive data by third parties. Anoma was established to address these concerns with zero-knowledge privacy built-in, and is making progress towards its goal, raising $26M in November led by Polychain Capital. Supporting links Anoma Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/18/202253 minutes, 4 seconds
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Near Futures Far-Fetched - A Sci-Fi Story

Andy Blood was executive creative director at Colenso BBDO and a creative strategist at Facebook. He is the creator of the multiverse series “Near Futures. Far-Fetched” an intriguing series of NFTs that are available on the Lithoverse NFT platform. Why you should listen Near Futures. Far-Fetched is a collection of six short stories with one thing in common: somewhere in the multiverse these stories will be true. The themes explored range from The Last Bitcoin (set in the year 2139), to the social network of objects, a terrorist group infiltrating CERN, our too-smart cities becoming dumb, weaponizing ‘clean’, and first contact with intelligent non-human life. Near Futures Far-Fetched is a continuation of the creative partnership between CENNZnet and Andy Blood that produced last September’s world first ‘Book As NFT’ project. Each individual story NFT is available in an edition of ten. With each sale granting its owner a 1% share of the revenue of the full and final collection released as an NFT. Andy Blood is the author of ‘Full Bleed’ a book of ‘Remarkable stories and hard-won lessons from the coalface of creativity and the bleeding edge of advertising and technology.’ Supporting links Masterworks The Last Bitcoin The 1993 Group Fridge has 83 Friends Smart Cities Dumb The Golden Seashell Spore Andy on Twitter  The Bloodster on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/15/20221 hour
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ALEX - Next gen DeFi on Bitcoin via Stacks

Chiente Hsu is the ex-Managing Director and Global Head of Quantitative Investment Strategy and Research at Morgan Stanley. She is the founder of ALEX, an open-source DeFi development company built on the Stacks Blockchain. Why you should listen ALEX is an open-source DeFi development company built on the Stacks Blockchain and modeled on the world’s financial markets. The ALEX mission is simple: to give customers the tools to become the masters of their own financial experience. On our platform, you can lend, earn, and borrow BTC, minimize the risks, and maximize returns with fully decentralized integrated financial solutions.  Supporting links Masterworks ALEX Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/11/202253 minutes, 7 seconds
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IBEX - Taking Bitcoin to the World

IBEX believes that a well-developed system of financial markets is indispensable for the health and efficiency of a society. The combination of robust and sophisticated markets and financial institutions, as well as diversity in instruments and financial products, supply the need for people and the general economy. There is a strong correlation between the development of financial markets and socioeconomic well-being. Bitcoin can help. Why you should listen IBEX CEO, Jose Lemus talks about Bitcoin’s path to mainstream adoption and his experiences on the ground in El Salvador.  Supporting links Masterworks IBEX Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/10/202244 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bitcoin’s Logarithmic Growth Curve - last model standing?

Dave the Wave is an investor, trader, and technical analyst. A contrarian, Dave is respected on Crypto Twitter for his objective, rational approach to technical analysis. Dave’s thesis is that Bitcoin is following a Logarithmic Growth Curve model. Logarithmic growth suggests exponential gains at the beginning that slowly taper off towards a plateau in the long term. Why you should listen: Andy and Dave discuss Dave’s Logarithmic Growth Curve model. Dave says that Bitcoin is a nascent currency in the process of capitalization. There are periods of volatility in both directions as new people add and subtract liquidity in adoption waves.  Despite sometimes being misunderstood as bearish, Dave says that if Bitcoin follows the Logarithmic Growth Curve, Bitcoin could hit almost $1million in approximately ten years' time.  Dave analyses several other Bitcoin models, such as Stock to Flow, and Lengthening Cycles, and explains why in his view, they have been invalidated, leaving Bitcoin’s  Logarithmic Growth Curve as the last model standing.  Supporting links Masterworks Dave the Wave  The Logarithmic Growth Curve Dave on Twitter Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/9/202258 minutes, 11 seconds
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BVNK - Combining crypto and fiat banking in one platform

Chris Harmse is the co-founder and MD of crypto financial services company, BVNK. The BVNK platform bridges fiat and crypto together. Combine your crypto and fiat banking into one place, with payments, trading, custody, and yield integrated into one account.   Why you should listen BVNK launched in the UK last October and is primarily aimed at the massively underserved mid-market enterprise sector (high net worths, family offices, mid-sized companies) and offers treasury, payment and investment transactions together on a single platform, based on crypto and fiat currencies.  The platform provides a business account for settlement, exchange and payment of crypto, access to markets for large-volume trades and a yield service where funds are deployed to earn interest.    Supporting links Masterworks BVNK Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/6/202238 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dignity Gold - the gold reserve backed security token

Dignity Gold is a blockchain development company creating securities tokens to establish investment opportunities in the U.S. precious metals mining and minerals sectors.  Why you should listen Kent M. Swing is Chairman of Dignity Gold. Kent is an owner of several real estate operating companies as well as commercial and residential real estate properties throughout the United States.  Steve Braverman is president and CEO of Dignity Gold. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in securities trading and investment management.  The DIGau token is a verified gold reserve-backed security token represented by a pledge of at least $6 billion in gold reserves in tailings and alluvial placer deposits. DIGau is supported by a minimum of $6 billion of the gold reserves pledged to Dignity Corp.’s parent company, Dignity Gold, under deeds of trust and a pledge and security agreement.  This was represented by 3,442,144 ounces of gold reserve or, $6 billion dollars divided by the market price of gold on the day of the agreement. Supporting links Masterworks Dignity Gold Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/3/202237 minutes, 13 seconds
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Flipside Crypto - Get paid to learn about protocols

Dave Balter is the CEO of Flipside Crypto, the platform lets users get paid to learn about protocols and chains, and level up to become a crypto-SQL superstar. Why you should listen Flipside enables growth and strategic business insights for the blockchain industry through actionable market intelligence obtained from a community of highly skilled, highly motivated analysts. Flipside’s free-to-use platform gives analysts access to an unparalleled variety of bounty programs, distributing token incentives to users for answering questions and performing tasks in campaigns tailored to their skill, experience and knowledge level. Supporting links Masterworks Flipside Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
5/1/202237 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pool - Enabling users to monetize and share their data

Shiv Malik is the CEO of Pool, a data platform and marketplace that wants to increase data privacy and enable individuals to monetize their own data. Why you should listen Pool’s purpose is to redistribute power, value, and control in the data economy. Pool's platform supports organizations that enable ordinary people to monetize and share their data. These are called Data Unions. And because those people are positively engaged in sharing their information, data products on Pool’s platform are richer, more relevant, and easier to license. It’s data working for everyone. UK-based Pool, currently valued at $39m, is building a data marketplace and associated payment rails for new data-sharing entities called data unions. These new data-sharing organizations are themselves seeking to leverage shifts in privacy, the end of consumer data following Chrome’s deletion of third-party cookies, and new EU rules for data portability which are due to come into effect next year. Supporting links Masterworks Pool Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/28/202244 minutes, 15 seconds
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250 episodes of the Crypto Conversation - Meet Brave New Coin's new CEO

We’re unofficially celebrating 250 episodes of the Crypto Conversation. To celebrate, Andy is joined by Rory Manchee, CEO at Brave New Coin. Why you should listen After spending six years as Head of Business Development for Brave New Coin and Techemy, Rory has been part of the global blockchain conversation at the highest level. Rory joins Andy to unofficially celebrate three years and 250 episodes of the Crypto Conversation podcast and his appointment as Brave New Coin CEO.  Supporting links Masterworks Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/26/202250 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ethernity - the NFT issuing platform and marketplace for notable personalities

Nick Rose is the CEO and co-founder of  Ethernity Chain - the NFT issuing platform and marketplace for athletes and celebrities. Leveraging their own IP Ethernity has launched verified artwork from Shaq, Bruce Lee, Lionel Messi, the James Dean and Marilyn Monroe estates, Nas, and Muhammed Ali. Why you should listen Earlier this year, Ethernity raised a $20 million funding round -  led by Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin and founder of League of Legends Thomas Vu - and announced the launch of Ethernal Labs - a studio-style approach to producing and fostering creative ventures in the NFT space.  Supporting links Masterworks Ethernity Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/25/202235 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Bitcoin Mining drives 70% renewable energy by 2030

Kiwi tech entrepreneur Daniel Batten has an intriguing thesis. He sees Bitcoin as an unexpected superhero - his view is that Bitcoin mining can drive us to 70% renewables-based energy consumption by 2030.  Why you should listen If we’re unable to transition to 70% renewable energy by 2030 the earth will face runaway climate change. Bitcoin mining could be the catalyst to drive the increased adoption of renewable energy this decade. Bitcoin miners are location agnostic, time-of-day-agnostic, and have an insatiable appetite for both existing and new energy production. This lowers the economic barrier that has been preventing the faster adoption of renewables. That’s why Bitcoin is an unexpected superhero. Supporting links Masterworks Daniel Batten Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/21/202252 minutes, 49 seconds
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Fair Prediction Launches - SparkWorld is reinventing NFTs

SparkWorld is an innovative community-centric web3 ecosystem, powered by Fair Prediction Launches and underpinned by the SPRK token.   Why you should listen Jolyon Horsfall is the founder of SparkWorld, an innovative community-centric web3 ecosystem on a mission to creatively overcome the challenges of whitelisting, randomized minting, and prelaunch NFTs through a gamified trustless marketplace that creates value for everyone. Spark facilitates Fair Prediction Launches (FPLs) through a new mechanism that distributes NFTs in the most equitable and engaging way possible using gamification and prediction markets. Supporting links Masterworks SparkWorld Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/20/202239 minutes, 17 seconds
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Octopus Network - Where Web3.0 Begins

Sheldon Dearr is technical lead at Octopus Network,  a multichain, interoperable crypto network and Web3 incubator designed to facilitate a new wave of web innovation. Why you should listen Sheldon is a security engineer who was referred to as the "King of Major Incidents" during his time at HP due to his ability to solve problems. Sheldon has a keen understanding of the complex world we all operate in.  Octopus Network is a multichain crypto network for launching and running Web3.0 application-specific blockchains — appchains. Appchains in the Octopus Network benefit from flexible and cost-effective leased security (LPoS), out-of-the-box multichain interoperability, complete infrastructure, and a ready-to-be-engaged community. The core of the Octopus Network is the Octopus Relay — a set of smart contracts running on the NEAR blockchain, aka mainchain, that implements the security leasing market. The Octopus Network chose to build on NEAR because it offers a more cost-effective, scalable, user-friendly, and interoperable L1 solution for building appchains. The Octopus Accelerator Programme is a collection of courses and seminars available to both Substrate developers and Web3.0 teams funded by the Octopus Foundation. The Octopus Foundation will directly fund 20 appchain projects through the Octopus Accelerator Programme each year, granting them up to $1M in total per year.  Supporting links Masterworks Aventus Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/18/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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Aventus - Building on Ethereum and beyond

Alan Vey is the co-founder and CEO of Aventus Network, a layer-2 blockchain protocol that brings scalability, lower costs, and speed to Ethereum transactions. Why you should listen The Aventus Network (AvN) is a layer-2 blockchain protocol that brings scalability, lower costs, and speed to Ethereum transactions. It enables digital asset issuance, management, and ownership, bringing the scale of permissioned blockchains and the security and interoperability of public blockchains — without the shortcomings of either. Eth 2.0 is designed to address Ethereum’s scalability and speed issues, where will this leave the scores of layer 2 solutions that have emerged over the past five years?   Supporting links Masterworks Aventus Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/13/202235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Big Town Chef - Cooking in Web3

Big Town Chef is a play-to-earn, NFT farming, trading and cook-off Web3 game. Powered by $BURP, the game is in partnership with celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo.   Why you should listen Big Town Chef is a metaverse game that enables players to farm, trade virtual ingredients, and compete in cook-off battles. All in-game activity will take place in an immersive and engaging 3D Metaverse environment called Big Town. Big Town Chef is built on blockchain technology and allows users to earn tokens that can be traded for tangible real-world rewards and valuable digital assets. Powered by the $BURP token on the Polygon network, Big Town Chef is the next generation of interactive online decentralized gaming. Users can steer the narrative, shape the experience, and vote on the direction of the wider organization. Those looking to learn more about the crypto space can enjoy the process of growing virtual foods and competing with other players while earning in-game credits that equal real-world revenues. Supporting links Masterworks Big Town Chef Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/12/202247 minutes
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Bitcoin 2022 - Did it Deliver?

Last week the Bitcoin 2022 conference took place in Miami with announcements coming from some of the most prominent Bitcoin speakers and companies. Did it deliver? Why you should listen The Bitcoin 2022 Conference in Miami took place April 6-9 with speakers including Jordan Peterson, Jack Malles, Adam Back, Cathie Wood, and Peter Thiel. Supporting links Masterworks Bitcoin 2022 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.  
4/10/202220 minutes, 6 seconds
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CasperLabs - Immutable history, unwritten future

Medha Parlikar is the Co-Founder and CTO of CasperLabs, a blockchain built for enterprise adoption. The CasperLabs mission is to lead the era of distributed computing by giving every organization access to state-of-the-art technologies and services. Why you should listen CasperLabs is the team behind the development of the Casper Network. It provides services and support for organizations of all sizes, from enterprise to startup. Guided by open source principles, CasperLabs is committed to supporting the next wave of blockchain adoption among businesses and providing developers with a reliable and secure solution. The Casper Network is the first live proof-of-stake blockchain built off the Casper CBC specification. Casper is designed to accelerate enterprise and developer adoption of blockchain technology today and evolve to meet user needs in the future.  Supporting links Masterworks CasperLabs Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/7/202230 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sommelier Finance - Increasing DeFi Liquidity

Zaki Manian is the Co-Founder of Sommelier Finance, a DeFi platform and coprocessor for the EthereumVM. Why you should listen Zaki believes that regulators can be supportive of the incredible innovation going on in the DeFi space by developing a regime of awards rather than punishments for DeFi projects that move the industry towards reasonable integration with financial safeguards that regulators are bound to pursue. Sommelier is a bet that Ethereum will be a dominant player in the global economy. Sommelier consists of the Cosmos Stargate SDK, its Tendermint-based consensus layer, and a decentralized, bi-directional Ethereum bridge, managed by a global network of validators. Liquidity Providers (LPs) will be able to use the Sommelier to author and execute complex, and automated financial transactions, such as portfolio rebalancing, limit orders, batched orders, as well as a host of other features that traders have come to expect from CeFi, but that are not currently available in DeFi. Supporting links Masterworks Sommelier Finance Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/6/202233 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bitcoin is warming up the rockets

With Bitcoin holding steady at $46,000, and both whales and shrimps accumulating, is Bitcoin warming up again? Why you should listen The 19,000,000 Bitcoin has been mined, whales and shrimps are accumulating, and anticipation is mounting that we’ll hear some big Bitcoin news out of this weeks Bitcoin 2022 conference.  Supporting links Masterworks Bitcoin 2022 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
4/5/202218 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bitcoin is the signal - Bitcoin 2022 is going to be epic

Christian Keroles is Managing Director of Bitcoin Magazine and a passionate Bitcoiner who thinks Hyperbitcoinization is going to happen faster than anyone thinks.  Why you should listen Founded in 2012, Bitcoin Magazine was the first ever magazine dedicated solely to covering the cryptocurrency space. Its reporting focus is on Bitcoin, its underlying blockchain technology and the industry that has built up around it. The team is organizing the Bitcoin 2022 Bitcoin Conference in Miami. This takes place April 6-9 with speakers including Jordan Peterson, Jack Malles, Adam Back, Cathie Wood, Peter Thiel, Eric Weinstein, and many more.  Supporting links Masterworks Bitcoin 2022 Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/31/202241 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Reality Oracle - Geospatial data on the XYO Network

Arie Trouw is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at XY Labs, building the XYO Network. The network is described as a reality oracle that empowers people to participate in the world's data economy through the validation of anonymous and secure geospatial data. Why you should listen The XYO Network is a reality oracle that empowers people to participate in the world's data economy through the validation of anonymous and secure geospatial data. The world is full of data producers and data consumers. XYO connects both parties and provides a token economy to encourage data flow and value. With over 4 million nodes and counting, XYO is one of the largest operating blockchain node networks in the world. Supporting links XYO Network Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/31/202245 minutes, 47 seconds
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Internet Friends - How to build a Crypto Community

Brett Herskope aka Eliherf is a project lead for Stacks Parrots, a collection of Parrot NFTs on Stacks. Eliherf is also head of community for several NFT communities in the Stacks ecosystem.  Why you should listen Eliherf has a background in education, and he has found that these skills have helped him to become a strong advocate for NFT communities. He says the best community managers are like a concierge or a barista. They are welcoming and know eveyone’s name.  Stacks Parrots is a collection of 402 unique and talking parrots NFTs secured by Bitcoin living in the metaverse. As well as leading the Stacks Parrots team, Eliherf is an advocate for the entire Stacks ecosystem of projects, NFT teams and communities. Everyone knows Eliherf and Elihef knows everyone. He says it’s important to look after your mental health and don’t stop having fun with it.  Supporting links Stacks Parrots Stacks Foundation Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/28/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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Brave - For Crypto-Native Internet Users

Brian Bondy is the co-founder, CTO, and lead developer for Brave Software, developer of Brave, the open-source, privacy-by-default web browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform and crypto wallet. Why you should listen Brave is an open-source, privacy-by-default web browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform and crypto wallet. Brave Wallet, a crypto wallet built into the Brave desktop browser, and mobile apps, enables Brave users to store, manage, grow, and swap crypto from a single wallet. Unlike most crypto wallets, the Brave Wallet does not require extensions; it’s browser-native, reducing security risks and reliance on extra CPU and memory. Users can transact with almost any crypto asset with superior safety and performance, as well as connect with other wallets and Web3 DApps. The Brave Wallet supports all EVM compatible chains and L2s, and unlike other wallet extensions, the Brave Wallet is built with an open MPL license, enabling developers to make contributions easily. Brave believes that the crypto ecosystem should not only be open source, but should also be enabled via tools and wallets with an open license. Brave will soon integrate the Solana blockchain into the Brave browser, providing default Solana ecosystem support to Brave’s 42 million monthly active users and 1.3 million verified Creators. Brave will soon default to Solana for cross-chain and Solana native DApps.  The Solana blockchain enables faster low-fee transactions which help in the adoption of DeFi and Web3.  Supporting links Brave Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/24/202237 minutes, 46 seconds
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The SKTL Space Token

Cody Willard, an American investor and hedge fund manager and ex-anchor on the Fox Business Network is a co-founder of SKTLs ("Sky's The Limit"). The SKTL Space Tokens will be airdropped free-of-charge to U.S. and Canadians on May 6th, Space Day, 2022. Why you should listen The SKTL ERC20 token project is a cryptocurrency token for space enthusiasts. SKTL tokens are designed to capitalize on the future of the space economy while at the same time providing funds to clean up space debris. Space debris is an ever-growing problem that has the potential to severely affect the space economy and the ease of access to outer space. Morgan Stanley predicts that the global space industry could surpass a total value of $1T by 2040. The designers of the SKTL token believe this estimate is conservative and expect the space economy to become a multi-trillion dollar economy within the next ten years and become perhaps the single largest economic revolution in history over the next decades. There is a cloud of more than 9,000 tons of space debris flying around in space at more than 10x the speed of a bullet that poses a huge risk to satellites, rockets, and anything else needed for the space economy. The SKTL cryptocurrency token is a smart contract that is intended to reward holders for humanity’s progress in developing and exploring space while also providing a fund to help with ensuring that Space remains open to humanity.  This token provides a way for token holders to benefit from the incredible potential growth that the Space economy offers while also supporting the very necessary social good of space cleanup. Supporting links SKTL Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/21/202239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Megapont - Building an NFT universe

Megapont is a pixel art nft project on Stacks. Megapont is a fictional universe in which advanced scientific mutations accelerated the evolutions of every species on Earth. Earth is currently a thriving, bustling paradise that has been at peace for a generation. Megapont Ape Club is a celebration of the more scenic members of the Megapont world. Why you should listen Stacks is an open-source network of decentralized apps and smart contracts built on Bitcoin. Stacks unleashes Bitcoin's full potential by bringing scalable transactions and general-purpose smart contracts to Bitcoin without doing any modification. The Megapont Ape Club is the #1 NFT collection on Stacks by trading volume. Mark McKenzie is the founder of Megapont. His next NFT collection the MegaKongs will mint on Ethereum in April. Mark is building Apes Together an NFT community that provides chain-agnostic tooling for NFT collections. Supporting links Megapont Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/16/202248 minutes, 19 seconds
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Byzantion - the #1 NFT Marketplace on Stacks

Plutus and Obsidian are the co-founders of Byzantion, the #1 NFT Marketplace on Stacks. Users can buy, sell, auction, and discover Bitcoin-Secured NFTs on the Byznation Universal Marketplace. Why you should listen Stacks is a layer-1 blockchain that connects to bitcoin and brings smart contracts to it and decentralized apps to it. Because Stacks enables smart contracts, it gives the ability to create NFTs and gives them the security of the bitcoin network. Provenance is key when it comes to art and the way to prove provenance for NFTs is through entries on the blockchain. To trust that a piece's provenance remains intact, you must tie it to the most secure blockchain you can, which is what Stacks does. The Stacks ecosystem is home to a passionate fast-growing community of builders and marketplaces such as Byzantion, a marketplace where users can collect NFTs such as Crash Punks and Megapont Apes. Supporting links Byzantion Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/14/202252 minutes, 2 seconds
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TokenTraxx - How Web3 evolves the music industry

TommyD is an award-winning multi-platinum selling music producer, songwriter, artist, DJ, and creator of 808 Whisky. He is the founder of TokenTraxx is a British tech company that uses Web3 tools to innovate how we all engage with music. Why you should listen TokenTraxx is built by musicians for the music community, providing a whole new way to create, curate and collect music. Token||Traxx provides a powerful opportunity for Creators to engage on every level with fans using NFT technology, whilst creating a whole new income stream. Those who have a good ear for music can become Curators and can earn from their ability to spot untapped potential by building brilliant playlists. And as you would expect from a music NFT market place; Collectors can search tracks, artists, and genres to build their NFT libraries which they can showcase to the community or trade on the open market. The TRAXX token sale is scheduled for the 14th March 2022.  It will also provide holders with benefits and be used as an incentive for a platform use rewards program. Supporting links TokenTraxx Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/10/202253 minutes, 27 seconds
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Aera Force - addressing the climate and ecology crisis

Aera Force is a Venture DAO focused on web3 x climate projects. The DAO is made up of climate investors, founders, scientists and civic leaders investing in accelerating towards a regenerative world through web3. Why you should listen Aera Force is a Venture DAO focused on web3 x climate projects. Aera Force is a learning experiment co-founded by Gotham Labs, New York-based creator of the DreamDAO and Auckland-born global climate venture fund Aera VC founded by Derek Handley. The DAO is made up of climate investors, founders, scientists and civic leaders investing in accelerating us towards a regenerative world through web3. They’re raising a 2000ETH fund and community to engage the world on our mission to back iconic ideas and teams building a brighter future. Aera Force is investing in new web3 frameworks, protocols and concepts to accelerate a regenerative future. Aera Force has teamed up with Kenneth Alexander to create 200 unique pieces for the Investment Ticket NFTs. The NFTs incorporate SolarPunk art – a movement which envisions how the future might look if we lived in harmony with nature in a sustainable and egalitarian world. Supporting links Aera Force Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/9/202238 minutes, 36 seconds
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Unstoppable Domains - Building Web3

Sandy Carter is SVP at digital identity platform Unstoppable Domains. The Unstoppable domain names are minted as NFTs and allow users to replace awkward cryptocurrency addresses with a single human-readable name that simplifies crypto transfers. The domains can also host decentralized websites, act as a chat ID and more. NFT Domains are user owned and controlled, and have no renewal fees. Why you should listen Unstoppable Domains is on a mission to return the power of the internet to people. To accomplish this, they are creating NFT domains that put users back in control of their data. These aren’t just traditional domains, these are domains with superpowers. Supporting links Unstoppable Domains Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/8/202233 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ukraine deploys NFTs, Memes, & Elon in War effort

Andy Pickering is here with a weekly crypto market update where we look through the volatile world of Crypto Twitter to tease out the most important narratives and data points.  Bitcoin is back to $42,000 and Ukraine is deploying a potent mix of crypto donations and an NFT drop in its war effort, with assistance from Elon Musk. Supporting links: Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/3/202220 minutes, 19 seconds
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Verite - Building open source identity protocols

David Puth is CEO, and Kim Hamilton Duffy is Director of Identity and Standards at Centre, an open-source technology project launched by founding members Circle and Coinbase. Centre has launched a set of decentralized identity protocols designed to give users direct control over how, when, and where their personal information is shared when doing business in the crypto economy. Why you should listen: Verite is a set of open-source identity protocols, built to enable trust, transparency and interoperability within the crypto ecosystem.  Verite’s flexible architecture interacts with the increasingly open and interoperable world in which we live. Users will be able to custody their own credentials and maintain their privacy by sharing only the information necessary to verify a particular claim. Verite will enable the privacy-preserving issuance and validation of Know Your Customer (KYC) credentials, allowing users and organizations to validate their identity across the crypto ecosystem. Centre Consortium founding member Circle and launch partner Block, and a number of other leading crypto-focused companies have already announced their intention to develop products using Verite standard credentials. Supporting links: Centre Verite Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/2/202245 minutes, 20 seconds
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King River Capital - Investing in Web3 and beyond

Zeb Rice is a Co-Founder and Partner at King River Capital, in Surrey Hills, Sydney where he leads investments in companies that are redefining key sectors of the economy across the US and Australia. His current focus areas include Web3 infrastructure, software as a service, eCommerce, and digital health.   Why you should listen: King River invests in high-growth technology businesses that are solving critical problems in large markets. The fund invests in both equity and digital assets where they see compelling Web2 and Web3 opportunities. King River Capital has a new fund focused on Web3 opportunities, with plans to buy into fast-growing cryptocurrency related projects. “The next waves of innovation aren’t traditional and the way they’re funded isn’t traditional either,” says Zeb. King River Capital’s current investments include the fast growing coms and social platform Discord, home to countless crypto communities, and Immutable, the Aussie start-up that is scaling Ethereum. Supporting links: King River Capital Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
3/1/202248 minutes, 42 seconds
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Smart Contract Philanthropy - Donate crypto with Endaoment

Robbie Heeger is President and CEO of Endaoment, the first fully on-chain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity providing a wide range of philanthropic financial services. Crypto investors and orgs can use Endaoment to donate crypto to nearly any US nonprofit. Why you should listen: Endaoment accepts more than 150 different crypto assets as donations. Endaoment has experienced massive growth over the past year, including more than 100x growth in donations received and grants distributed. Its growth exemplifies a larger trend in crypto philanthropy in 2021, during which time cryptocurrency charity donations increased by nearly 600%. Supporting links: Endaoment Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
2/25/202248 minutes, 54 seconds
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Haystack in a Hurricane - The Legal Risks of Depicting Real People in NFTs

Matthew Savare, a partner at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler, joins Andy to explore the important legal issues surrounding the use of someone’s likeness in an NFT. Why you should listen: The state of the law regarding name, image, and likeness issues (“NIL” or right of publicity) was once described as a “haystack in a hurricane.” For creators, developers, and brands seeking to incorporate any of these elements into their NFTs, the current state of affairs is even more chaotic and confusing. Matt joins Andy to explore the important legal issues surrounding the use of someone’s likeness in an NFT. Supporting links: Haystack in a Hurricane  Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
2/24/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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War - What is it good for?

Andy Pickering is here with a weekly crypto market update where we look through the volatile world of Crypto Twitter to tease out the most important narratives and data points.  Bitcoin is back down to $38,500 as negative news headlines continue to impact the markets. The Queen and Justin Bieber both have COVID and Russia appears set to invade the Ukraine.    Supporting links: Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin   If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.