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Experts suspect that 2019 may be the year of decacorn IPOs from companies like Lyft, Airbnb, Slack and SpaceX. How did they get there? What challenges did they face? What lessons did they learn? Find out by tuning in weekly to “How to Grow a Decacorn” which follows Kraken, one of the most popular bitcoin or crypto companies in the world - currently valued at $4,000,000,000. They’re giving you an inside peek into how they’re beating the odds to grow 10 horns and take their place among this ex ...
 
Cryptocurrency Daily News | Crypto News Today. Crypto news offering the latest coin, token, and cryptocurrency news & information. Cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, tokens, coins, and more. Daily cryptocurrency news, recaps, and predictions in under 10 minutes. https://www.cryptocurrencydaily.news Discussing Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Stellar, among several other cryptocurrencies. https://www.cryptocurrencydaily.news https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cryptocurrency-news-by-cr ...
 
Candid conversations about crypto finance. This weekly podcast reveals behind the scenes conversations at a fast-growing crypto financial intelligence startup. Listen to insightful conversations about the crypto markets, blockchain technology, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, altcoins and more in this podcast for cryptocurrency investors.
 
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Did you know that now, Federally Chartered Banks and Thrifts May Provide Custody Services For Crypto Assets? Do you even know what this means? Well, we can tell you that The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a letter clarifying national banks' and federal savings associations' authority to provide cryptocurrency custod…
 
It’s the Crypto Roundup, World View episode! We talk about Ethereum’s increasing popularity due to DeFi, stablecoins in China and so much more. Join the host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, Aviva Ounap, and Ben Jessel of Forbes.com today and tune into this week’s educational and interesting podcast! Tune in to CryptoAndBlockchainTalk.com, the podcas…
 
Paypal and Venmo are going crypto! PayPal apparently is going to allow the buying and selling of crypto to its 325 million users which will ramp up adoption and of course, add legitimacy to digital currency – and Venmo is looking to do more of the same. It is all remarkably interesting, but what does this mean for crypto enthusiasts like you and me…
 
It's a Kodak Moment for sure! On July 28 of 2020, Kodak announced it was allegedly getting a $765 million loan from the US Government to aid it in producing drug ingredients. What happened next was obvious - the news about this federal support led to its stock to explode by 2,190% the next day. But this was not the end of the excitement as the SEC,…
 
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”, said Sir Walter Scott, and how right he was! Billions are missing from Wirecard’s coffers, and no one knows yet where it went, but there are many ideas. Wirecard has taken part in what the head of Germany's financial watchdog calls "a massive criminal act". So, what happened, and …
 
You do the crime, you do the time – so they say, but sometimes punishments for identical crimes are unequal and even puzzling. Let us start with the case of Charles C. Liu and Xin Wang, a married couple and U.S. citizens in California, who raised over $27 million USD from Chinese companies claiming they were going to use these investments to build …
 
What is happening with the human race? How is it that we are now so addicted, so believing, so sheep-like, so affected by Social Media? Is it Fear Of Missing Out? Are we happier being pissed off all the time? Are we looking for anger? Join me, Aviva Ounap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk as I talk to the founder of Peteyvid.com Craig Stadler abo…
 
Why in the world would institutional investors invest in crypto? What are institutional investors and how do they differ from retail investors? Join Ben Jessel from Forbes. com and Aviva Õunap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, as we discover why institutions would invest in something so volatile, yet so lucrative. Tune in to CryptoAndBlockchainT…
 
Satoshi, is that you? It seems that 50 Bitcoin moved for the first time since 2009, and the world is effervescent with guesses – it is Satoshi? This hoard of BTC has not been touched since being rewarded for mining block 3654 in 2009, but to be fair, there were several early miners on the Bitcoin network in 2009. When the transfer of funds was made…
 
Goldman Sachs told their investors that Bitcoin is not a suitable investment and they gave five reasons why they feel Bitcoin is "not an asset class", including that it is primarily used as a conduit for illicit activity (um, like cash isn’t?). They made many other claims, but what they forgot to do was perhaps give great balance and food for thoug…
 
Have the legal woes of Telegram set a precedent for every ICO under the SEC's watchful eyes? What does the Telegram lawsuit and ruling tell us about the present and future conditions which will be enforced by the SEC for all blockchain companies? Why didn't Telegram just comply with the SEC and their orders, and show their documents and statements,…
 
Interesting developments are happening in the world of the Libra Association, aka Facebook's foray into blockchain and cryptocurrency. What is happening, you ask? Join me, host Aviva Ounap, and Igor Pejic, author of "Blockchain Babel" and winner of the Independent Press Award for the Best Technology Book of the Year as we talk about Facebook's Libr…
 
Savings? Nope. Debt? Yes. Humans Suck at Finance. It is a fact. We have no clue about saving and spending as a species. The average human has almost no savings and is full of debt, despite working. Should we be teaching finance in schools, from kindergarten? I certainly think so! It should be right next to, "Johnny. how do you add 2+2? So can you a…
 
There are many stories in the news lately that could impact the future of the crypto market, that perhaps the subtlety of some of them are being overlooked in terms of how, when grouped altogether, they could alter the bigger picture. Join me, host Aviva Ounap and Michael McCarty from Shrimpy.io as we look at some of these headline stories and back…
 
DeFi has been in the news a lot lately, and the headlines are more bad than good, Besides knowing that DeFi stands for Decentralised Finance, what else do you know and understand about it? As Jon Evans from Github stated in a recently published article, "DeFi seems to me more like cosplaying a financial system than an actual viable alternative. I d…
 
The Digital Dollar project has been around now for some time and was supposed to have its debut officially unveiled within the US coronavirus stimulus bill that was signed into law on March 27th. But guess what - there was not a whisper of it anywhere within the entire document. Of course, it would have made sense to use Digital Dollar wallets to d…
 
Well, we are in the thick of it. A pandemic of global proportions which is impacting the world’s economies on an epic scale. Countries one after the other have rolled out rescue packages and stimulus bills to support troubled economies, and many people are feeling the effects in their pockets as they are quarantined to stop the ultra-contagious cor…
 
Coronavirus and the Crypto Markets. What’s going on? What is going on with the Crypto Marketplace during this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, otherwise known as the coronavirus pandemic? On March 12 of this year, Bitcoin (BTC) experienced the biggest single-day drop since 2013, losing around 40% of its value, but shortly after experienced a gain of …
 
Join me, Aviva Õunap, the host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk as we talk to Nick Todorov, the Co-Founder, and CEO of Limechain, and get a quick explanation of what Hyperledger and Hyperledger Fabric are, and how Limechain is now one of the eight companies worldwide admitted as a Hyperledger Fabric Certified Partner. The Hyperledger Fabric Certified …
 
The New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) Office allege that Bitfinex and associated stablecoin firm Tether covered up an $850 million loss and in doing so, misled investors in the state of New York. Instead, Bitfinex, once the world’s largest exchange, claims to have borrowed this money from Tether after it claimed it was having problems with its ban…
 
A report was produced by Bitwise Asset Management showing the existence of faked volumes in the bitcoin market – 95% of total volume according to its research. So, what is going on here and how can we move forward in the cryptosphere when one of the basic trading tools for these financial instruments is not working the way it should? Join me, Aviva…
 
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce outlined details of a proposal that would provide crypto projects with a three-year safe harbor within which they could mature their token in order to successfully pass the SEC’s securities evaluation processes. In this no-holds-barred commentary from my side, I cannot tell you how poorly this proposal has been writte…
 
It is NO BULL! Making it in the business world is hard as heck. There is no easy way to make it but to put in the hard work and sweat. Sometimes you just want to jack it all in and run for the woods. That is what Founder and CEO of Bison Trails, Joe Lallouz, will tell you, but $30M in funding later, he can tell you it is ALL worth the work. But how…
 
What do you do after working at NASA, Boeing, and Samsung? You open a company called Shrimpy.io and make a crypto exchange trading bot for portfolio management, indexing the market, rebalancing, and strategy backtesting! Join Michael McCarty, the CEO of Shrimpy and me, Aviva Ounap, as we discuss how the cryptocurrency market is shaping the personal…
 
The former CTFC Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, and Accenture have launched a "Think Tank" To digitize the U.S Dollar, but does this really need to be organized outside of government departments and their employees? Is the next step that Amazon will be leading a "Think Tank" on minting and issuing US Dollars and Euros? They already print books,…
 
I love the smell of a legitimate project, which is the reason why I found this podcast topic to be of interest. Lightnet, a project based on the Stellar blockchain, will apparently be moving $50 Billion of International Payments by 2022 by targeting the Southeast Asian region. But I never heard of it, until this morning. That is not normal as usual…
 
Mattias Bergstrom, CEO of Quantum1Net has been right about many things, so how will his predictions for the next decade fare? Join me, Aviva Õunap, as I talk to Mattias about some of his thoughts on developments within the tech space over the next ten years and have a chat about general related topics. Plus, when am I getting my quantum blessed tri…
 
Being financially savvy is important these days, and ETFs have been around for a while. But what are they? And what do they have to do with crypto and blockchain? Tune in and listen to me, Aviva Õunap and Forbes.com writer Ben Jessel explain what ETFs are and what they do, and how it may impact you and investments in the future. One thing is that d…
 
Welcome to a brand new decade, with the same old scams! It may be the roaring '20s all over again, with the SEC coming out of the gates like a lion, looking to pounce on any companies trying to offload their coins and tokens without properly registering them as securities. The SEC has fined BCOT, but they have been kinda nice about it, considering …
 
“As alleged, these defendants created a multibillion-dollar ‘cryptocurrency’ company based completely on lies and deceit. They promised big returns and minimal risk, but, as alleged, this business was a pyramid scheme based on smoke and mirrors more than zeroes and ones. Investors were victimized while the defendants got rich.” This statement was r…
 
Alan Goodman is not just one of the geniuses behind MTV. He is a branding God, and one who applies his knowledge of branding, marketing and trust to crypto and blockchain. Listen to this fabulous podcast where I, Aviva Ounap, talk to the man who has created global brands from fairy dust, as we explore the world of crypto and blockchain. SUBSCRIBE t…
 
Mattias Bergstrom, CEO of Quantum1Net does not fear the future. Nor should you, when people like him are on the scene. Yes, the future of blockchain is still young and confusing for many, and with new technology like Quantum coming onto the scene, what will happen to our lovely blockchain? Yes, Quantum is the hardware and blockchain is a software, …
 
I guess it is goodbye, my beautiful night sky… We all know that blockchain needs the internet as parties within a transaction have to be connected to the internet to verify the transaction, and once a transaction is verified then it is broadcast to all of the nodes which are connected on the network. So, having internet access is important. Current…
 
In this episode we talk to Professor Andrew Hacker of Thought, an AI Blockchain company, on all of the good AI will bring to the human, and even non-human, population. We all know how easy it is to find negative articles on AI, as they are written by the dozen daily, but what about the good? And what is the Singularity, exactly? And what will Quant…
 
E-RESIDENCY IN ESTONIA? Join me, Aviva Ounap and Marek Herm from Attela.ee as we talk about what the Estonian e-residency program is, plus we discuss some other interesting information surrounding this initiative. To become an e-resident there is an application form, a €100 fee, and a wait until you receive your approval from the government. Estoni…
 
The Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order against the Telegram Group Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary TON Issuer Inc. Telegram raised approximately $1.8 BILLION USD during their ICO, which saw the sale of approximately 2.9 billion of their digital t…
 
Hot Wallets? Cold Wallets? Which Wallet is the safest? And which is the best for you? Join me as I talk to Craig du Plooy and Karhrman Ziegenbein of Tomoko Discovery, two of the greatest Cyber Detectives in the world as we delve into the topic of Hot and Cold Wallets, which are ways to store your cryptocurrency for safekeeping. SUBSCRIBE to our soc…
 
Sim Swaps? "How can this possibly affect me?" you ask yourself... Well, it certainly can, and this type of fraud where your phone is essentially taken over is growing exponentially. SIM swap fraud is a type of account takeover fraud that generally targets a weakness in two-factor authentication and two-step verification, where the second factor or …
 
It is only the beginning of October and there is so much to talk about! The SEC is making a stand, and their presence is known, by going after a number of companies with gusto. Those companies and individuals include ICOBox.io, Block.one, KIK, and so many more. Join us as we talk about what is happening, as it is only the beginning! In addition, we…
 
Well, surprise, surprise. After hearing on a news program about the worldwide decline in schools teaching technology, and the parallel decline of students who want to go into tech, I decided to talk to Fran Villalba Segarra of Internxt to find out what he thought about this interesting and quite unbelievable piece of news. Hey Educators! Wake up, a…
 
Blockwalks, the only conference in the world dedicated to exploring the topics of Blockchain and Smart Cities for the Public Sector, will have a special speaker at this year’s conference. That speaker is 14-year-old Alexander Knoll, the CEO of Ability App. The Ability App will help people find jobs and accessible places, regardless of the type of d…
 
Extortion, Sextortion, and Crypto! Oh My! Crime has been around from the moment two people existed at the same time on planet Earth. Now that crypto has arrived on the scene, people are using it along with fiat (government-issued currency), gold and other accepted tender to benefit from a number of crimes ranging from simple theft and extortion to …
 
We talk to Stefan Junestrand, the renowned CEO and co-founder of Grupo Tecma Red, a prominent Media Company based in Spain, who provide information and knowledge about Sustainability, Energy and New Technologies for Buildings and Cities. Stefan is well versed to talk on this subject, as he holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and is considered a leading i…
 
In this episode of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, we talk to the Sherlock Holmes of the Crypto World, Karhrman Zeigenbein of Tomoko Discovery. Tomoko Discovery helps law enforcement agencies around the world find the bad guys within the digital space, and are also the developers of software used for the preservation of Court Admissible Evidence, allow…
 
Join us for another exciting episode of news, where we look at what is happening with Binance's Venus project (their answer to Facebook's Libra), China's New National Cryptocurrency and its imminent launch and so much more! Join Ben Jessel and me, Aviva Ounap, as we look at some of the hottest topics in the blockchain space and explore them a littl…
 
This week we explore some of the biggest news pieces in crypto and blockchain and dive a little deeper to see what it's all about. We look at what is happening with the SEC and ICO Rating (the online rating site who were just issued a fine), the IRS and their warning letters to crypto holders, and the latest with the Quadriga CX case. Join Jonathan…
 
In this fabulous interview, we talk to Paul Snow, CEO of Factom Inc and Greg Forst, Head of the Factom Marketing Committee. They have just bagged a host of lucrative projects with some very high profile clients, including the DHS (Department of Homeland Security in the USA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and they are NOT stopping there.…
 
More countries are looking into adopting cryptocurrency into their monetary and financial systems, with the latest being China and New Zealand, who have just approved that companies can pay salaries in crypto. Join Aviva Ounap and Ben Jessel for this week's edition of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, and find out what some countries are doing with regar…
 
Join Jonathan Dunsmoor Esq. and Aviva Ounap as they discuss Walmart, Pocket Full of Quarters and Binance! Tune in to find out why... SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Podchaser Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadio PlayerFM YouTube acast ________________ Do yo…
 
Join Jonathan Dunsmoor of Dunsmoor Law and me, Aviva Ounap, Host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, as we explore Initial exchange offerings (IEOs). IEOs have been growing in popularity in the past few months as ICOs (initial coin offerings) have started to move into the background and STOs (security token offerings) are only just starting to take off.…
 
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