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Weekly deep dives on the most important themes in crypto - from decentralized finance to governance.

Learn from developers and investors at the forefront of crypto with host by Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi). Not financial advice.

Sep 11, 2019

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...


Sep 3, 2019

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...


Aug 28, 2019

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...


Aug 21, 2019

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...


Aug 19, 2019

Crunch Time is a 20 min segment summarizing key topics and things you should know in the increasingly global world of crypto.

We kick off our Asia miniseries with a snapshot of what's happening in key markets such as China, Korea and India. Featuring:

  • Joyce Yang, Global Coin Research
  • Alex Shin, Hashed 
  • Sandeep Nailwal,...