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CoinJournal's Dan Ashmore discusses crypto news, events, theories, and whatever else pops up each week, as he chats to a variety of people in the space. Visit CoinJournal.net for cryptocurrency news, reviews, guides, and more.
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Avalanche is a newcomer even within the young industry of crypto, having been launched in late 2020. Despite this, it is already among the biggest projects in the space. John Nahas, Vice President of Business Development at Ava Labs, the creator behind Avalanche, joins the podcast to discuss why he thinks Avalanche has solved the blockchain trilemm…
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Elijah Tan worked in trad-fi for years. On this episode, he talks leaving Goldman Sachs for crypto after 7 years, where he worked for Binance and is now the VP of Operations at Philippines-based exchange Coins.ph Head over to Dan's article on CoinJournal here Reach out to us on Twitter: @DanniiAshmore & @CoinJournal Listen to the podcast on various…
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Our host Dan Ashmore interviews Sam MacPherson of MakerDAO, the DAO behind the world's largest decentralised stablecoin, DAI. The duo chat about its future, and the stablecoin market as a whole, following the shocking story that BUSD will be gradually shut down amid an SEC crackdown. Head over to Dan's article on CoinJournal here Reach out to us on…
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Crypto has pulled back massively recently, with mass layoffs and cratering volumes in the industry. Despite this crypto exchange Bitget is not only avoiding redundancies, but it is hiring. We chat with Managing Director Gracy Chen on how this is the case, her journey into crypto, the bear market, the future and more. Listen on Spotify here Other pl…
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A serial entrepreneur, Corey Wilton tells me his story. A kid from the Gold Coast in Australia, he failed to get into University. Today, he runs a metaverse company, Mirai Labs, out of Vietnam with 75 employees, and has some great tales from the hysteria of the last few years. Head over to Dan's article on CoinJournal here Watch on YouTube here Rea…
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We chat all things DeFi, Polygon and Ethereum with Polygon's Head of DeFi & Labs, Hamzah Khan. Read up on Polygon: https://polygon.technology/ Head over to Dan's article on CoinJournal here Watch on YouTube here Reach out to Dan on Twitter here: @DanniiAshmore and @CoinJournal Read more on Polygon: https://polygon.technology/…
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IOTA has been around quite a while in cryptocurrency terms. They do things a little differently than most, the self-proclaimed "blockchainless blockchain". CoinJournal's Dan Ashmore sits down with IOTA's Christian Saur this week to chat all things IOTA, following the launch of the Shimmer network. Beyond Shimmer, the duo also chat DeFi, the bear ma…
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Venture capitalism and crypto are a pair who have not been married for long, but the results have been explosive. Of course, like everything, it has taken a turn for the worst this week. Dan speaks with longtime VC David Siemer, CEO of Wave Financial, about all things VC and crypto. David was a VC for the dot com bubble and the GFC in 2008, so he h…
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The phrase "crypto lending" is seen as a dirty one now in the post-Celsius world, as a wave of contagion spreading through the industry caused many firms to go under in a very high-profile manner. Today Dan speaks with Rafael Cosman, the co-founder and CEO of TrustToken, the firm behind the world's fifth biggest stablecoin, TrueUSD, and also the pi…
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Charmyn Ho used to be a pre-school teacher who liked gaming. Then she came across a game called Axie Infinity, sporting a curious feature of earning while you play. Today, she's Head of Crypto Insights at Bybit, having been bitten by the crypto bug. And she joins Dan on this week's episode of the CoinJournal podcast. She works on a monthly report i…
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What blockchain will win? A common question in the world of cryptocurrency. But in truth, the future is likely one of interoperability. Certain blockchains will be bigger than others, but many will exist. I sat down with Ram Ramachandran on the latest episode of the CoinJournal podcast to discuss this issue and more. Ram is the CEO of the Router Pr…
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Cryptocurrency can be intimidating. Even to people with a good understanding of the financial markets or technology, wrapping their heads around blockchain can be a challenge. I sat down on the latest episode of the CoinJournal podcast with someone who can be described as a “crypto academic”, who aims to bridge that gap for people. Omid Malekan lec…
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There are hundreds of cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, with more popping up every single day. With the industry still only a few years old, however, most of these are private companies. Coinbase led the way in changing this, however, going public last year to much furore. North of the border, Canadian platform Coinsmart followed suit…
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Hokkaido Inu were one of the many memes that rode the coattails of Dogecoin’s success. Peaking at a mouth-watering $800 million in market cap, it was since abandoned by the founders and crashed down 99%. Today, however, it’s reinventing itself as a DeFi player “powered by memes”. Whatever you think about memes, they are definitely interesting. Ther…
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"(Inflation) is the most important political issue in existence" If you're only going to listen to one episode of the CoinJournal podcast, I would make it this one (in my extremely biased opinion). I sat down with Michael Kong, the CEO of Fantom, one of the biggest cryptocurrencies around. But Michael is a deep thinker and understands the world has…
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The concept of identity is quite a polarising one in cryptocurrency. People forget sometimes that Bitcoin grew out of a niche corner of the Internet, birthed from ultra-libertarian ideals with self-sovereignty, anonymity and independence central to the thesis. Of course, cryptocurrency has involved beyond Bitcoin, and today we have numerous differe…
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Joe and Dan talk to Jake Yocom-Piatt, founder of top-100 cryptocurrency Decred (DCR). In this wide-ranging discussion, Jake and the boys talk about the importance of sovereignty, crypto scams, privacy, CBDCs, and more. Read Dan's write-up on CoinJournal.net. Decred is a cryptocurrency with a hybrid Pow/PoS consensus algorithm that aims to build on …
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Joe and Dan talk to Slava Rubin, founder of alternative investment search engine Vincent. Vincent recently launched their actively managed investment product, VALT, which Read Dan's piece on alternative assets here. Alternative assets are just assets outside the realm of the traditional stalwarts like stocks, bonds, commodities, and forex. This inc…
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Joe quizzes Dan on his latest article, which dives into the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) that has followed Tether and its USDT stablecoin for years. Read the full analysis. Read more about Tether. Stablecoins—crypto tokens pegged to the value of real-world assets like the US dollar—have come under the microscope in recent weeks after one of t…
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