Blockcrunch: Global Crypto Investors

Jason Choi

The go-to podcast for global investors betting on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Hedge fund analyst Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

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Seth Ginns (@sethginns), Head of Liquid Strategy at CoinFund, hops on the podcast to share his crypto investment thesis, informed by over 2 decades of investment experience. We discuss: Why 2021 is the big year for crypto Amazon in the 90s vs crypto today How should investors value new cryptoassets? Price target for Bitcoin Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.       

Sep 8

52 min

Hugh Karp (@HughKarp), founder of Nexus Mutual, the largest project that provides insurance-like coverage for DeFi users, hops on Blockcrunch to answer your questions. We discuss: How does Nexus' token model work? Nexus' approach to pricing smart contract risk Why does Nexus have KYC? Will this stay? How can Nexus plug into other DeFi projects? What are the major developments for Nexus next 12 months? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Nexus Mutual forum: https://forum.nexusmutual.io/ Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.     

Aug 25

47 min

Ethereum DeFi may soon face some competition from Serum - a high speed decentralized exchange built on Solana! Sam Bankman-Fried (@SBF_Alameda) and Anatoly Yakovenko (@aeyakovenko), founders of FTX exchange and Solana, join us in discussing their joint creation. We talk: What is Serum and why should we care? Building on Solana vs. on Ethereum Layer 2 How can a new DeFi ecosystem overcome Ethereum's network effects? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.       

Aug 19

53 min

IDEO is a design studio known for designing the Apple mouse and championing design thinking in Silicon Valley in the 90s. Today, IDEO CoLab invests and helps DeFi projects find product market fit. Managing Director Ian Lee (@ianjohnlee) joins me in discussing: Finding product-market fit for Layer 1s and DeFi How design thinking benefits founders in crypto How IDEO works with DeFi startups Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Aug 13

48 min

Synthetix came out of nowhere in 2019 and became one of the largest DeFi projects today. Founder Kain Warwick (@kaiynne @synthetix_io) joins us in discussing some of your burning questions: What triggered Synthetix's growth? Moat against dYdX and upcoming DeFi exchanges Kain's thoughts on Serum - the Solana based dex Thoughts on using layer 2 vs. building on another chain The next phase of Synthetix Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Aug 4

52 min

With the DeFi yield farming craze in full swing, Balancer Labs founder Fernando Martinelli (@fcmartinelli) joins us in discussing one of the hottest projects in the crypto space. We discuss: Balancer's origins What are "automated market makers"? How does Balancer differ from Uniswap? Will aggregators destroy value capture for decentralized exchanges? Do new AMMs like Thorchain & Bancor work? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Jul 28

52 min

Ben Forman is the Founder and Managing Partner at DeFi focused fund ParaFi, backed by billionaire Henry Kravis among other well known investors. Ben makes his podcast debut and joins us in discussing: Is DeFi in a bubble? How can we tell? What areas of DeFi are under-invested? What's overhyped? Specific projects and verticals Ben is tracking Thoughts on yield mining Are institutions looking at DeFi? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Jul 22

62 min

John Wu (@john1wu) spent a decade on Wall Street working at some of the top investment firms. Now he heads Ava Labs, the company overseeing the development of a new blockchain backed by the who's who of crypto VCs. With their public sale occurring now, John joins me to talk: How 10 years on Wall Street led John to crypto Why Avalanche is targeting traditional finance Avalanche's hybrid private + permissioned approach John's wish list for DeFi Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com John's blog: https://johnwu.finance/ Avalanche website: https://www.avalabs.org/  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Jul 14

48 min

Can Layer 1s make a come back in a market obsessed with apps and DeFi? Illia Polosukhin (@ilblackdragon) and Erik Trautman (@ErikTrautman) of NEAR foundation join us this week in discussing Why the tipping point for new Layer 1 is now NEAR vs. Polkadot vs. ETH 2.0 How to scale developer communities the right way How NEAR intends to scale its users Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.   

Jul 7

48 min

Socios recently sold $1.3M worth of "fan tokens" to fans of soccer club FC Barcelona, with more on the way. Alex Dreyfus (@alex_dreyfus), founder of Socios, joins us in discussing: What are fan tokens, and how big is the opportunity? Using cryptoassets to engage consumers in B2C businesses What the Chilliz token is  Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com Socios: @socios  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.     

Jun 30

46 min

Lasse Clausen (@lalleclausen), co-founder of Berlin-based token fund 1kx, joins me in discussing the latest trends in crypto. Is "liquidity mining" a fad? 3 trends investors should be tracking What assets are Lasse bullish on and why? What is 1kx's most contrarian thesis in crypto? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Jun 23

47 min

Polkadot is live! Joe Petrowski (@joepetrowski), research analyst at Parity Technologies, joins us in discussing what this means for the ever competitive layer 1 space. What's actually build on Polkadot today? How does Polkadot plan to compete with Ethereum? Polkadot's go-to-developer strategy What is the "meme" for Polkadot? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Jun 16

58 min

DeFi nerds, tune in! This week we discuss whether decentralized exchanges can build moats, or whether they'll be commoditized. Deniz Omer (@DenizOmer), Head of Ecosystem at Kyber Network, joins me in discussing: Uniswap vs. Kyber: who's the winner? The threat of dex aggregators Kyber's upcoming Katalyst update Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Jun 9

38 min

What do the NBA, UFC, Ubisoft and Warner Music have in common? They are all partners with Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties. Roham Gharegozlou (@rohamg), CEO of Dapper Labs, joins us in discussing: Story behind the most popular crypto game Why does Dapper Labs need Flow, its new blockchain? Flow vs. sharding chains vs. Ethereum Tactics for closing big partnerships Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

May 26

43 min

Trustless options protocol Opyn is the latest in decentralized finance innovations and already attracting over $1M in value locked. Co-founder Aparna Krishnan (@aparnalocked) joins me in discussing: How onchain put options are priced Why Opyn can also be a volatility oracle for DeFi How Opyn compares to competitors Hegic and Nexus Mutual Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

May 19

44 min

As global macro uncertainty continues to surprise investors across all asset classes, how are investors thinking about crypto today? Delphi Digital's macro strategist joins me in discussing: How recent central bank actions affect the narrative for Bitcoin How macro investors are viewing gold vs Bitcoin Stablecoins vs Bitcoin in a world of strong USD Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com "Dollar Milk Shake" theory "Paradigm Shifts" by Ray Dalio  ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

May 5

47 min

Prediction markets platform Augur is launching its most important revamp to date - but can it resolve the challenges facing its low liquidity, clunky UX? Tom Kysar (@tomkysar), Head of Operations at Forecast Foundation, joins me in chatting: The key elements in Augur v2 and how they will change everything How Augur competes with centralized betting platforms Why Dai is used in Augur, not ETH Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Do your crypto taxes in a few clicks: cointracker.io/a/blockcrunch Copy trade crypto on: etoro.us Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Apr 21

49 min

My friend Kevin Ho (@kevinjho_), from Optimism (formerly Plasma Group) joins us in breaking down the most talked about scaling solution on Ethereum today. We break down for non-technical analysts and developers alike: Plasma vs Optimistic Rollups  Is Plasma dead? Is Optimistic Rollups the future of Ethereum scaling?  How ORs work and trade-offs The UX gains of Optimistic Rollups Why "time to finality" is better than "transactions per second" Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Do your crypto taxes in a few clicks: cointracker.io/a/blockcrunch Copy trade crypto on: etoro.us Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Apr 14

48 min

With more "high-throughput" blockchains launching in 2020, each promising to change the world, is transactional throughput the best way to think about these projects? Emre Tekişalp (@etekis) from O1 Labs joins me in discussing: The new layer 1 chains: Coda vs. Solana vs. Polkadot When "transactions per unit of decentralization" is the right metric to compare blockchains How Coda creates a constant-size blockchain that fits in your phone How blockchains can differentiate as competition heats up Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Do your crypto taxes in a few clicks: cointracker.io/a/blockcrunch Copy trade crypto on: etoro.us Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Apr 7

51 min

COVID-19 has put the world on temporary lockdown and is sending global economies into recession. Arca Funds CIO Jeff Dorman, Wall Street trader and portfolio manager of 13 years and fintech entrepreneur of 5, joins me in discussing: How crypto will do during a recession What we can expect in the coming 18 months How the "digital gold" narrative will adapt Why fundamentals will start to matter again in equities and crypto Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Do your crypto taxes in a few clicks: cointracker.io/a/blockcrunch Copy trade crypto on: etoro.us Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Mar 31

46 min

The Supreme Court in India just overturned a ban on financial services providing banking services for crypto companies. Billionaire Tim Draper calls this a crypto Renaissance in Asia's third largest economy. To find out more, I chat with Sumit Gupta, founder of CoinDCX and one of the people who helped overturn the central bank's crypto banking ban. Why India is entering a crypto renaissance Why India's Supreme Court overturned the country's crypto ban How local startups are benefitting  Indian exchange CoinDCX's unique aggregator model Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Do your crypto taxes in a few clicks: cointracker.io/a/blockcrunch Copy trade crypto on: etoro.us Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Mar 24

43 min

I'm thrilled to be joined by Vance Spencer (@iam__vance) from Framework Ventures, an activist crypto fund bullish on DeFi and governance. I enjoyed Vance's no-holds-barred takes, and we discussed: Why Framework doesn't hold BTC The case against Ethereum killers Speculation as a use case: Chainlink, Synthetix The new winners in the crypto fund space Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Copy trade crypto on: etoro.us Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Mar 17

62 min

A special 15-min segment where I answer your questions!  Why did crypto markets crash 30-40% in a day? What happened to MakerDao and why is it in deficit? How have I dealt with the coronavirus in Hong Kong? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Mar 13

16 min

Singapore's status as the crypto hub of Asia has slowly been cemented in the past few years. Kenrick Drijkoningen (@KenrickLuneX), founding partner of Lunex Ventures, a SG-based crypto VC fund, joins me in discussing: Investing in "infrastructure inversion" Singapore government's forward thinking approach to encouraging crypto development ICOs, IEOs, and token sales in Asia Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com Tom's blog post on liquidations here ****** Intro music by Phortissimo. Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.   

Mar 10

48 min

A very special discussion on DeFi liquidators with Tom Schmidt (@tomhschmidt) from Dragonfly Capital and Taiyang Zhang (@bftzhang) from Ren Protocol & KeeperDao. We discuss: How traders made $100K+ "risk-free" in single transactions by being "liquidators" Profitability of running liquidator strategies on different DeFi protocols KeeperDao, DarkDao and Game Theory in liquidations Should protocols use native tokens for collateral? Will liquidation market shrink if markets mature? Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com Tom's blog post on liquidations here ****** Intro music by Phortissimo. Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.   

Mar 3

51 min

In this very special episode, Ben Sparango (@bennybitcons) from Multicoin Capital and Christian Keroles (@CK_SNARKS) debate the most common critiques for DeFi: DeFi can't scale beyond speculation DeFi can't bank the unbanked Composability is a ticking time bomb The "skeumorphism" of DeFi Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Intro music by Phortissimo. Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.   

Feb 25

49 min

This week, I'm joined by Chris Winfrey, co-founder of Authereum, which aims to bridge the gap between Web 3 and Web 2 user experiences. We dive into: The missing UX components in Web 3  What Metamask & Coinbase wallets lack The risks of contract-based accounts Building a moat around crypto wallet businesses Why Authereum puts Dai first Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Test out Authereum here Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to Relay Node here Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Intro music by Phortissimo. Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.   

Feb 18

35 min

This week, I'm joined by Joe Lallouz (@JoeLallouz), the CEO of Bison Trails. We talk: How staking companies can build moats Are exchanges a threat to independent stakers? Bison Trails' origins and differentiation Threat of centralization in staking Why Bison Trails joined Facebook's Libra Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to Relay Node here Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Intro music by Phortissimo. Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. 

Feb 11

48 min

This week, I'm joined by Devin Finzer (@dfinzer), co-founder of crypto collectible marketplace OpenSea that raised $2.1M from Blockchain Capital and others. We dive into: The overlooked opportunity of crypto collectibles OpenSea's business model and moat The future of non-fungible tokens Crypto art, collectibles, trading cards, and more Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to Relay Node here Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Intro music by Phortissimo. Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer.   

Feb 4

44 min

A very special interview with Kelvin Koh (@SpartanBlack_1), former Partner at Goldman Sachs, current CIO at crypto hedge fund Spartan Capital and someone whom I've learnt a lot from in the past 1.5 years. We discuss: Is there diversification in crypto? (11:33) The risk of shorting cryptoassets (12:20) Thoughts on velocity, current valuations  (15:26) Why the halvening isn't "priced in" (29:00) How do derivatives affect crypto price discovery (35:11) Are institutions coming this year? (40:25) Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to Relay Node here Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. 

Jan 28

47 min

Stephan Livera (@stephanlivera), Bitcoin maximalist, Austrian economist and founder of Ministry of Nodes & Stephan Livera Podcast, shares his views on crypto and Bitcoin's economic underpinnings. We discuss: Austrian Economics 101 Improving vs. disrupting central banks Does BTC adoption require a paradigm shift in economics? Bitcoin valuation Why Bitcoin, not crypto Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to Relay Node here Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. 

Jan 21

52 min

Chris McCann (@mccannatron), formerly of Greylock, founded Proof of Capital to invest in crypto products with real adoption. In this special interview, we discuss: Why PoC hasn't funded protocols Why haven't remittances taken off for crypto? Founder-product fit, product-market fit Calculating TAM for new markets Exit opportunities in crypto Actionable framework for investment meetings Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Chris' Twitter Subscribe to Relay Node here Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. 

Jan 14

53 min

Jake Brukhman is always a few steps ahead of the crypto world. The founder of the first VC fund in crypto (CoinFund) joins me in kicking off 2020 with his contrarian theses: Why app chains make sense despite Ethereum's moat Why DeFi isn't a sign of mainstream adoption Why apps accrue value, not protocols Why crypto art is hugely overlooked Subscribe or miss out! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Pay your crypto taxes with the help of https://bitdexs.com/ Sign up for eToro here Subscribe to Jason's newsletter here Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro.

Jan 8

57 min

To close out 2019, Open Money Initiative's Jill Carlson (@jillruthcarlson) and The Graph's Yaniv Tal (@yanivgraph) join us to debate one of the most important topics in crypto. They discuss: Why crypto is only for fringe use cases Sound Money vs. Web 3 Whether "mass adoption" is good for crypto Why aren't people using dapps? The censorship resistance narrative Drivers of demand for dapps  Jill and Yaniv's 10 year crypto outlook Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro.

Dec 2019

61 min

As part of our Asia series, Matthew Graham, co-founder of Beijing based blockchain investment firm Sino Global Capital, shares his on-the-ground views on: Retail sentiment in China crypto 700x leverage & speculation Alipay/Wechat pay vs crypto Scams & regulators Provincial government's approach to blockchain Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending

Dec 2019

49 min

As part of our Asia series, I team up with Mable Jiang to dissect the latest happenings in China's crypto ecosystem. We discuss: Is China cracking down on crypto exchanges? Are Chinese regulators really pro-blockchain? What's happening with China's central bank digital currency? How does that affect investors and projects? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending  

Dec 2019

48 min

Polkadot, to be launched in 2020, is a project helmed by Ethereum co-creator Gavin Wood. Its token design incorporates multiple ideas seen throughout the brief history of cryptoassets: work/stake token, fee token, token burns and "medallion"-like use cases. Web 3 Foundation's Jack Platt joins me in breaking down the how tokens such as DOT aim to accrue value - and why they are not crypto "currencies". Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Get the Celsius App here (promo code: CRUNCH) Sign up for BITDEXS, best crypto accounting tool here Real T - check out tokenized real estate here Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ******   Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending  

Nov 2019

45 min

With the launch of its most important update to date, Maker is setting its sights on evolving beyond the niche crypto industry to take on the traditional banking world. Founder Rune Christensen joins me again to discuss: What is MCD and why is it important? How Maker intends to scale beyond crypto Rune's thoughts on introducing permissioned assets  Maker vs. Libra vs. China's central bank coin Projects building on top of Dai The technicalities of the MCD transition Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Get the Celsius App here (promo code: CRUNCH) Sign up for BITDEXS, best crypto accounting tool here Real T - check out tokenized real estate here MakerDao Reddit here Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ******   Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending  

Nov 2019

61 min

Privacy is a fundamental right and crucial for the world of crypto - so why are some investors betting against privacy coins? Multicoin Capital's lead analyst Ryan Gentry joins me in discussing: Why privacy is a feature, not a product Bearish thesis for Monero & ZCash How Bitcoin & Ethereum can achieve privacy Lightning Network & privacy Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Get the Celsius App here (promo code: CRUNCH) BITDEXS - the best crypto accounting tool Read Multicoin Capital's privacy thesis here Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ******   Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending

Nov 2019

52 min

It's almost 2020 - Ethereum is seeing traction in DeFi, but ETH's price has tumbled from above $1,000 to under $200, and ICOs have pretty much died. Is there still a bull case for ETH? Ethereum bull Ryan Sean Adams of Mythos Capital joins me in discussing: ETH vs. BTC's monetary premium Whether the "world computer" thesis is still relevant Challenges with ETH's immutability ETH vs. ETH killers Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: BITDEXS - the best crypto accounting tool Sign up for eToro here Get the Celsius App here (promo code: CRUNCH) Ryan's BANKLESS Program Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ******   Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending

Nov 2019

61 min

Why do so many believe gaming will bring crypto mainstream? Is "blockchain in gaming" just a gimmick? For this week's Blockcrunch Asia Series, we talk to Andy Anderson, Blockchain Developer Strategist at Singapore gaming company, Enjin, about; How blockchain benefits games How non-crypto games achieve inteoperability Incentives for large game cos. to adopt blockchain How Enjin's NFTs work Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Get the Celsius App here (promo code: CRUNCH) Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ******   Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending

Oct 2019

42 min

  For this week's Blockcrunch Asia Series, we look to India's Matic Network, a Coinbase and Binance-backed team scaling Ethereum via Plasma. COO Sandeep Nailwal joins me in discussing: Why (still) Plasma? The technical trade-offs of Matic Matic vs. other layer 2 solutions Go-to-developer strategy Indian crypto regulation Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Sign up for eToro here Get the Celsius App here (promo code: CRUNCH) Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ******   Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer. This episode is sponsored by eToro, Celsius Network and SALT Lending

Oct 2019

53 min

Will Bitcoin be more than digital gold or even money? What are Ethereum's chances of being the main blockchain platform? Is crypto gaming overhyped? China-US crypto fund Dragonfly Capital Partners' Haseeb Qureshi joins us in our Asia Series to break down some of his most provocative crypto theses. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Track Name: "Better Days" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXLzv... Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ 

Oct 2019

53 min

What's going on in the China crypto scene? What do investors think about DeFi and DAOs? Are Chinese regulators banning crypto? What is the PBoC actually doing with its "cryptocurrency"? Why is there a DAO targeting China's "996" work culture? As part of our Asia series, Mable Jiang, Partner of Beijing based crypto fund, Nirvana Capital, joins us in answering your burning questions about the China crypto world. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Mable's Twitter Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Track Name: "Better Days" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXLzv... Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ 

Oct 2019

51 min

In part 2 of 2 in our Terra series, we speak with Head of Business Don Kim to dissect Terra's go-to-market strategy, and unique insights in growing crypto adoption in Asia. We discuss: How Terra onboarded 80K users in the first month What most users are using Terra for Why Terra chose e-commerce as core to their strategy Lessons learnt from the Korean crypto scene Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Track Name: "Better Days" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXLzv... Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ 

Sep 2019

36 min

Terra Luna, an ambitious stablecoin project from Korea, is targeting e-commerce as a means to get crypto in the hands of the masses. In part 1 of 2, we speak with Head of Research at Terra, Nick Platias, on: How seigniorage works in Terra Terra's 2-token model and unique cryptoeconomics Terra vs. existing/ previous efforts - MakerDao, Basis Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Track Name: "Better Days" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXLzv... Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ 

Sep 2019

42 min

Band Protocol, backed by Sequoia Capital (India), has set out to bridge the offchain and onchain worlds with a cheap and developer-friendly oracle. Founder Soravis and I discuss: The economic opportunity of oracles Weaknesses of solutions like Chainlink Band's dual-token model and security trade offs Oracle token value accrual Why Band prioritizes Asia for its growth strategy Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Band Protocol Twitter Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Track Name: "Better Days" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXLzv... Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ  --

Sep 2019

50 min

Coinflex, a Polychain-backed, Hong Kong based exchange, is first in the world to launch "physically-settled futures" for crypto. Founder Mark Lamb joins me to discuss: What are physically vs. cash settled futures  Manipulation in futures markets  "Initial Futures Offerings" and what they mean for the space Regulation in the crypto derivatives space Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E  ****** Resources: Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Copyright free music credit: Track Name: "Better Days" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXLzv... Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License.Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ  --

Sep 2019

48 min

Nervos, a highly discussed project in China, takes a novel approach to building a smart contract platform that accrues value to the native asset. Kevin Wang joins me as part of the Asia series to discuss: Why Nervos will be the only PoW smart contract platform Why stake centralization is worse than mining centralization How Nervos solves the state bloat problem and accrues value Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E   ****** Resources: Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Copyright free music credit: Track Name: "Better Days" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXLzv... Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ 

Aug 2019

68 min

What do crypto investors in the West get wrong about the Asia crypto scene? Alex Shin, former Partner of Korea's largest crypto fund, Hashed, joins us in discussing: US vs. Asia retail market differences Why valuations differ across continents How Korea became a crypto hub  Corporations' attitudes to crypto in Asia and much more Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E   ****** Resources: Global Coin Research's Asia Crypto Overview Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and spartangroup.io/disclaimer Music Credit: Artificial Music Track Name: "Alone Two Days Ago" Music by Artificial.Music @ https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music YT Channel HERE: https://www.youtube.com/user/SmartToa... Original upload HERE - https://soundcloud.com/artificial-mus... License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ 

Aug 2019

47 min

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