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Welcome to HP1: The Podcast! Right now, I'm posting casual conversations with my YouTube friends on a biweekly basis where we talk about content creation, movies, and probably the occasional tangent about Disney World. My hope is that this doesn't feel "official" or "curated", but rather sheds some light on the video-making process through fun chats between fellow content creators. You know how this stuff usually goes. Thanks for listening!
 
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Ben Askren grew up on a wrestling mat where he discovered a unique style to defeat his opponent, called “The Funk.” It is this funky nature that eventually led Ben down a path to early Bitcoin adoption. Living up to his name, Ben has just recently agreed to return to the combat sports arena to defeat Jake Paul in a prizefight boxing match, reliving…
 
After discovering Bitcoin as a finance journalist in a developing country, Camila Russo became hooked on the idea of a decentralized financial revolution. Taking one step further, Camila honed in on Ethereum’s evolving role as the foundation for the internet of money, publishing “The Infinite Machine.” Today, her insight is called upon by experts f…
 
Earning cashback has always been boring - you earn pennies on the dollar in points that you may never use. Lolli transformed the rebate industry by offering Bitcoin as a reward, boosting global exposure and giving 10x the rewards that competitors offer with fiat. It is Lolli’s unique position between merchants and consumers that is pushing global a…
 
Bill Barhydt, recruited by NASA and the CIA at the age of 18, stood out as a computer genius and cryptographer. Branching out of government work, Bill pursued his passion for IT ultimately leading him to Bitcoin and resulted in him giving the first-ever TED Talk on the subject in 2012. Bill’s early crypto adoption saw him found crypto exchange Abra…
 
Almost 100 episodes ago, Binance.US CEO Catherine Coley was the first guest on the Wolf Of All Streets Podcast. Since her first appearance, the world was hit with Covid and the potential for an economic recession like no other, which accelerated the adoption of digital assets. Stepping into 2021, Binance.US has seen more trading volume in January t…
 
Legendary investor Jim O’Shaughnessy is a rational optimist. With decades of success as a quant trader, Jim looks at markets for what they are and has beaten the odds by expanding his time horizon and placing his bets on historically safe investment vehicles. As the author of "What Works On Wall Street," Jim is viewed as one of the greatest investo…
 
Deep in the punk rock scene as a kid, Alon Goren learned that raising money was the difference between putting out new music or failing as a band. It was his ability to raise money for his MySpace rock band that led Alon into the crypto startup scene, where he became a venture capitalist turning ideas into successful businesses. Now funding over 20…
 
Raoul Milhado began his career as an entrepreneur at the age of 19. After becoming an expert in building financial services catering to a luxury lifestyle, Raoul built Elitium, a crypto wealth management service focused on bringing big money into the crypto space. As a macro investor, Raoul believes that cryptocurrencies will save wealthy individua…
 
At a young age, Andrew Henderson was advised to “go where you are treated best.” With a deep seeded love of travel and an entrepreneurial spirit, Andrew became an expert on international investing, taxes, property, citizenship, and regulations. He became a "nomad capitalist," building a business around teaching high-net-worth individuals how to man…
 
Jonathan Chester became a Bitcoin adopter almost a decade ago, with the intention of changing the way that people are paid. He is the founder and CEO of BitWage, the most popular crypto payment company and is responsible for making sure that anyone and everyone around the world can be paid in Bitcoin. As Jonathan elaborates on in the podcast, it's …
 
To make money in crypto, you have to have some skin in the game. But for the masses to enter, someone has to build the infrastructure and tools for traders to utilize. James Putra, head of product strategy at TradeStation, is more than just a designer and builder, he is a trader at heart and knows exactly what features people need to gain exposure …
 
Steven McClurg is leading the race towards mainstream adoption of Bitcoin and the acceptance of an ETF. According to Steven, once an ETF is approved, institutional players will finally have a chance to put their reserves, investments, cash, and balance sheets into Bitcoin. This episode contains everything you need to know about the race for an ETF …
 
Ryan Selkis is the co-founder and CEO of Messari which boasts the longest running crypto daily brief in the world, with over 40,000 readers. Their readers and platform customers include retail traders, investors, family offices, hedge funds, crypto institutions, governments and more. Placed at the heart of the operation, Ryan is inextricably tied t…
 
Justin Sun is one of the most prominent members of the crypto community. His crypto story started in 2012, when Justin worked on some of the the earliest projects in the space before building Tron (TRX). Justin's previous experience gives him unique insight into every major trend occurring in 2021, and has Justin poised to make Tron a major player …
 
Edan Yago grew up during apartheid in South Africa and at one point had to smuggle gold as a child to help his family. Yago discovered Bitcoin and, after years of prepping for a revolution, immediately knew that his life would change forever. Stepping into the crypto space, Edan set out to design a new way of approaching DeFi and built Sovryn, a si…
 
Robert Materazzi is a US Marine who eagerly attacks big problems, as evidenced by his time at PWC and at Lukka. Robert discovered crypto and believed in the sector's potential, but determined there to be a missing link in crypto markets with regard to fair market price evaluations. While it may sound simple to determine the price of a crypto asset,…
 
Pierce Crosby came to the crypto community with years of experience building large scale communities for different social platforms. He helped transform TradingView into a hub of social networking, idea sharing, and community interaction above and beyond just trading. TradingView is now the 125th largest website in the world, and Pierce has big pla…
 
Mike Dudas spent years helping major companies like Disney, Google, and Venmo with growth and business development. It was during his professional career that his interest in crypto began to grow. Mike recognized that the crypto space lacked an unbiased data, news, and information hub for retailers, businesses, startups, and hedge funds. After asse…
 
Just like Scott Melker, Kevin Wang attended the University of Pennsylvania and loved to play video games as a kid. With a desire to explore what was below the digital surface, Kevin learned to code and develop, becoming extremely proficient along the way. Upon discovering blockchain and Bitcoin Kevin Wang co-founded Nervos to solve blockchain inter…
 
Dan Held, a renowned builder and OG in the Bitcoin space, has invested over 80% of his net worth in Bitcoin and has held through multiple cycles. He still believes the asset is in its infancy. As a HODLer and Bitcoin Bull, Dan sees potential for Bitcoin to surpass gold, achieve a market cap in the trillions, and drastically change finance as we kno…
 
Sam Bankman-Fried has quickly become a crypto legend. He graduated college as a Physicist but chose to pursue a career in finance, with the intention of making and donating as much money as possible. Sam discovered his innate ability to spot inefficiencies in global markets and transitioned to crypto to capitalize on his incredible skill set. Now h…
 
Memli Krasniqi helped build a nation from scratch, something that few living people can claim to have accomplished. As one of the founding fathers of Kosovo, Memli has participated in every aspect of nation building, from penning the Constitution to building infrastructure and conceiving the very core institutions of government. He was also a famou…
 
Pablo Gonzalez, the Co-Founder of Bitso, Latin America’s most popular crypto exchange, first started using Bitcoin in 2011. Pablo was also one of Mexico’s first residents to use the internet when it was first being installed in the country. Pablo’s expertise has allowed him to gain a unique perspective on how Latin America is rapidly adopting crypt…
 
As a young girl, Sanja Kon was told that she was “too ambitious” because of her insatiable drive to succeed and change the world. Fast forward to her professional career, where Sanja has played a significant role in the development of PayPal and eBay, leading innovation in the fintech and e-commerce sectors. After discovering blockchain and crypto,…
 
Cyrus Fazel first experienced the power of Bitcoin when he wanted to buy whiskey for someone in Iran. After tumbling down the crypto rabbit hole, Cyrus founded SwissBorg, a company dedicated to bringing this emerging financial revolution to the masses. According to Cyrus, decentralization is reshaping the way the world can manage and accumulate wea…
 
Zach Iscol grew up in a home with loving parents, yet chose to join the Marines as an officer. He served two tours leading an infantry unit in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. He later founded a successful nonprofit organization called Headstrong, caring for our nation's veterans with a focus on mental health. Zach has now thrown his h…
 
Chen Zur has a diverse background in a multitude of sectors and over 20 years of experience at Ernst and Young. Upon E&Y’s discovery of blockchain 6 years ago, Chen became the US blockchain leader for the company, helping clients implement blockchain at scale. His ability to explain complicated and abstract technologies and concepts in a way that e…
 
Curtis Wood spent years learning the ins and outs of both the mobile app and mortgage industries. When he learned about the blockchain, he knew he had to combine the three areas. He developed Mortgage Bee App, a seamless way to automate the loan process for home buyers, leveraging blockchain technology to add trust and remove human error. Scott Mel…
 
Eliza Orlins has spent over a decade serving the citizens of New York City as a public defender. Now she is taking her fight to the political arena, running for the position of Manhattan DA. Her goal is to fundamentally alter a rigged system that serves the powerful and elite and punishes the poor and disenfranchised. The job has only been held by …
 
Trevor Jones formally started his art career at the age of 38. He started small, selling his paintings at local gallery exhibitions, catching the eyes of collectors worldwide. His newfound fame allowed him to begin experimenting in the amorphous space at the intersection of technology and fine art. After diving face first into NFTs a year ago, Trev…
 
According to Charles Silver, the CEO of Permission.io, every click on the internet is carefully tracked and packaged into a data gold mine that mega-companies use for their own gain. His company has found an ethical way to give its users the ability to profit off of their own digital footprint rather than having it sold to the highest bidder by mul…
 
Bryan Sharpe, better known as Hotep Jesus, consistently challenges the status quo. At a young age his father began to introduce Hotep to ideas outside the mainstream narrative that put him on a course towards societal mastery rather than servitude. He took the "red pill" and today owns 3 businesses and never intends to work for anyone. He continues…
 
Michael Saylor made headlines when his company MicroStrategy publicly purchased $425M worth of Bitcoin. This massive buy order ignited the “MicroStrategy Effect," forcing major companies to consider purchasing Bitcoin to hedge against inflation and dangerous monetary policy. On the day of the recording, Michael also divulged his own purchase of Bit…
 
Richard Craib began his career as a quantitative analyst for a hedge fund. During his tenure he formed a vision for a new financial system, leading him to found Numerai, a novel hedge fund that collects trading signals from around the world and pays participants based on their success. The idea is ambitious; Numerai is prepared to be the only hedge…
 
Chris Spadafora happened to work a sales job right above the original Bitcoin Center in NYC, long before Bitcoin hit the mainstream. A combination of luck, motivation and destiny landed Chris deep in the Bitcoin community, eventually leading to him to develop his own project in the DeFi space. With a passion for both Ethereum and Bitcoin, Chris ext…
 
Todd Shapiro, once a shy youth, found his comfort zone on camera and behind the microphone, becoming a Canadian radio sensation with a prime time show airing nightly. After pivoting from radio, Todd became an advocate for microdosing mushrooms, with the intention of breaking stigmas around psilocybin. His company, Red Light Holland, is smashing thr…
 
Jameson Lopp joined the Bitcoin community in 2014, attracted by both its technological and philosophical use cases. His passion for security and privacy led him to jobs protecting both high-level institutional-grade crypto holders and individuals. Having been the victim of a series of coordinated sophisticated attacks, Jameson has been forced to be…
 
Brock Pierce is running for president. As a child actor in some of Hollywood’s most recognizable 90s films, Brock learned how to work a room like a star and engage with adults in a meaningful way. After an endless string of successful tech ventures, Brock has focused on how he can best serve the American people - by building a new political party. …
 
Alex Mashinsky came to the U.S. as an immigrant in the 1980’s after living in both communist and socialist countries. His diverse background made him passionate about helping people and developing a "better bank" that rewards its customers rather than stealing from them. Fascinated with blockchain and fintech, Alex founded Celsius Network, a platfo…
 
John Wu, the president of Ava Labs, came from a traditional background in finance, including extensive work in fintech and hedge fund investing. Upon discovering Bitcoin, he realized that he could only invest in it personally and not for his clients, due to his fiduciary duty and an inefficient financial system. So he built Ava Labs. John now direc…
 
As a child, Mati Greenspan would report to his grandfather each morning on the price of commodities. It was at this young age that he developed his passion for market. Mati later became one of eToro’s most popular traders. Looking to unlock his full potential, Mati decided to leave his job and found his own company. Quantum Economics is now a highl…
 
Mike McGlone grew up 20 minutes from the Chicago Board of Trade with a deep interest in finance and trading. Climbing the ladder quickly, Mike went from taking phone calls on the trading floor to becoming a Senior Commodity Strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence. Having spent his entire career in Chicago and on Wall Street, Mike has a keen eye for m…
 
Justin Blau, aka 3LAU, is a world-renowned DJ, best known for his chart topping hits and unique DJ style. Starting small at college fraternity parties, 3LAU quickly rose to fame, performing at sold out shows around the world. What few know is that Justin is a talented trader and early crypto adopter. Justin and his team are beginning to explore the…
 
Richard Ells is the CEO of Electroneum, who we can proudly say are the newest sponsors of the show. Richard has years of experience building products and businesses in the tech industry, which has translated into success in crypto, where he is the leader in providing solutions for the unbanked worldwide. Richard has focused on developing a more inc…
 
Joe Vezzani is the CEO of LunarCRUSH, a social listening solution that compiles massive amounts of fundamental data from communities across a number of platforms. Raised in a finance family, Joe was poised to work on Wall Street, but the ‘08 crash sent him down an entirely different path into advertising and media. Upon finding Bitcoin early and mi…
 
Jeff Booth is the author of The Price of Tomorrow - Why Deflation is Key to an Abundant Future. After extensive experience developing cutting edge technology, Jeff began to observe that the deflationary course of innovation is at odds with our inflationary fiscal policy. Concerned about the course of the dollar and markets, Jeff offered numerous so…
 
Richard Byworth is the CEO of Diginex, a multi-faceted crypto company paving the way for the largest players to enter the space. Before developing Diginex, Richard was a professional trader, focused heavily on derivatives in legacy markets. After reading "Sapiens" and becoming fascinated with Bitcoin, he decided to focus on developing institutional…
 
Ido Sadeh Man is the founder of the Sögur token, a new digital currency that combines the best attributes of Bitcoin and stable coins. Before his deep dive into entrepreneurship, Ido was a Jazz musician in Paris. He later discovered blockchain and leveraged this technology to design a new currency, borrowing from the best aspects of Central Bank mo…
 
Matt Stover is the CEO and founder of MGStover, a financial service company with over 130 crypto dedicated funds as clients. Matt began his professional career with a background in taxes and went on to develop a passion for finance and crypto. This passion buoys a firm that today services billions of dollars worth of combined client crypto investme…
 
Jonas Simanavicius is the Co-founder and CTO of NOIA Network, a company bringing modern technology to an outdated and flawed internet. Jonas developed his skills in software development for traditional banking and then began his entrepreneurial journey. His discovery of blockchain mixed with his passion for improving the outdated, day to day techno…
 
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