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Proof of Talent presents a show dedicated to the individuals currently working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, telling their stories and providing tips to help break into the industry yourself!
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How does a former Petroleum Engineer start working in the blockchain & cryptocurrency industry? Today, we spoke to Rena Shah, Director of Business Development at BinanceUS, to find out how. Rena's background is unique and certainly goes to show that if you have a passion and interest for the crypto industry, you can work your way into some incredible opportunities! Follow Rena on Twitter: https://twitter.com/renapshah Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co   
Marketing in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is a dynamic field, even more so in the hyper competitive world of cryptocurrency exchanges. On today's episode of the Proof of Talent podcast, we spoke with Haider Rafique, the Global Chief Marketing Officer at OKCoin, to learn more about marketing in the crypto industry. We discuss his personal background moving from a Madison Ave marketing agency, to enterprise software, to crypto, and how others might be able to do the same. Follow Haider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaiderSF Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co
Jake Chervinsky is the General Counsel at Compound Labs, one of the top DeFi projects built on Ethereum. We sat down with Jake to discuss how he went from working at a boutique law firm, to starting a Twitter account sharing content on the legal outlook Bitcoin ETF applications, to ending up at Compound. It's a unique story that is applicable to all future crypto industry professionals, not just limited to lawyers.  This is an excellent discussion for any aspiring legal students, current lawyers or just people interested in what Jake has to say! We also take a few minutes to dive into the DeFi ecosystem of which Compound is such a huge part of, to discuss progressive decentralization and much more.  Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co
Ayesha Kiani is the VP of Business Development at Ledger Prime, a quantitative crypto hedge fund. Prior to that, she worked at SingularDTC and Republic, serving as an active participant in the crypto industry since 2016!   But not only does Ayesha work in the industry, she's also an Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching a course to undergrads on Blockchain technology. In this episode of the Proof of Talent podcast, we discuss with Ayesha her background, how she got started in the crypto industry and what she teaches her students.   Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent   Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co
Anil Lulla left a career on Wall Street at Deutsche Bank to co-found Delphi Digital, a cryptocurrency focused research firm. In this episode, we discuss what Anil learned during his time working at Bloomberg and Deutsche Bank, what his colleagues though when he left in 2018 and what he sees as the future of the industry. We hope you enjoy this episode, especially for those of you who might be working on Wall Street or in financial services. Anil Lulla on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anildelphi Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co
Graham Perich is a software engineer, currently working at Coinbase, who has worked in the cryptocurrency & blockchain industry for close to 3 years! He joins us to discuss his journey in software engineering, how he began his career with the help of a coding bootcamp (Hack Reactor) and how he found his first job in the crypto industry at Fluidity through personal networking. Graham also discusses how the software tooling landscape has evolved since he’s joined the industry, what he loves about working with such cutting edge technology and much more. We hope you enjoy this episode, especially for those of you who might be interested in software engineering opportunities in the future! Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm – https://proofoftalent.co
Yup, you read that right. Crypto Bobby, as you know it today, is done. We're changing things up and moving on to different things for the YouTube channel and podcast.  Today I wanted to level set with you guys, recap on where we've been and chat about we're going. Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co
One year ago, I left my full-time job to pursue a dream of running my own business. Today, I wanted to reflect back on some of the lessons in entrepreneurship I've learned along the way. I've experienced some ups, I've experienced a lot of downs, but luckily I'm still trucking along and here to tell the tale. I hope you enjoy, even if you're not someone with entrepreneurial dreams. Read the post: https://medium.com/@crypto_bobby/one-year-in-lessons-learned-on-bootstrapped-entrepreneurship-and-proof-of-talent-374c635f695b?source=friends_link&sk=5800e1cd2931270274a63fae7b9b4cab Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
Goldman Sachs held a conference call for clients today on the "Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold and Bitcoin" and turns out... Goldman Sachs ISN'T a fan of Bitcoin. Nope, not one bit. Turns out, its funny internet money comparable to tulips only used for crime... Let's talk about what it means for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency today.  Bobby also dives into a new shill (ducks) Thorchain ($RUNE) and why he thinks it could be a really interesting project if it works technically.  Thread with pictures of Goldman Sachs slides: https://twitter.com/mdudas/status/1263841595985727489?s=20 Thorchain for Dummies: https://youtu.be/qhZKKIetQ0Y Coinbase Acquires Tagomi: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/66479/coinbase-tagomi-acquisition #Bitcoin #crypto #cryptocurrency Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
Bitcoin pumped to over $9,000 in the last 24 hours, as bulls rejoiced a strong bounce back from BTC's disastrous March fall to $3,800. Will the momentum continue into the Bitcoin halving? Also, let's talk about UMA and their ICO, or perhaps more accurately, their Initial DEX Offering and how they used a UniSwap pool to launch their token. Could UMA's UniSwap launch be the start of a new industry trend, or just another blip on the radar. Delphi Digital's research on the UMA/UniSwap launch (worth the read!): https://www.delphidigital.io/so/0bN749TgA?cid=f6481749-8b0a-4fe9-acfa-343aca976f6e#/main Interesting back and forth on UMA launch dynamics: https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1255675269811064832?s=20 Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
It seems like hack after hack has plagued the DeFi ecosystem, most recently with dForce's $25M. Is the beginning of the end of the DeFi hype or just a blip in the road? Let's also chat about Ripple's lawsuit against YouTube and the general issues that are plaguing our dearly beloved video platform (plz don't ban me for talking about this). Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
The Bitcoin halving is coming up in less than 30 days. Is it going to be the massive bullish catalyst we've all been waiting for? A total flop? Or somewhere in between. Let's also talk about the questionnaire that FTX has added to its exchange before any can trade their leveraged tokens (BULL, BEAR). Is it an unnecessary burden or helpful to educate your users? Finally, we'll finish off with your Q&A on cryptocurrency/blockchain career opportunities! Stock 2 Flow Model: https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25 FTX leverage token exam: https://twitter.com/CL207/status/1249969055932375040?s=20 Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats  Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
Cash is King

Cash is King

2020-04-0933:57

He/she who has the cash, wins?? Let's talk about the coming consolidation in the world of cryptocurrency and why the companies that have the cash on hand, will ultimately win. We also introduce a new segment on the show... Pump it, dump it. Who is your Pump it and Dump it this week? Sound off in the comments or on Twitter! PwC M&A Crypto Report: https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/financial-services/pdf/2nd-global-crypto-ma-and-fundraising-report-april-2020.pdf Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
Binance acquired CoinMarketCap for the hefty price tag of $400 MILLION, but is the acquisition justified? Does Binance now have too much power in the cryptocurrency space? We talk about CoinMarketCap, Tiger King, Bitcoin's crazy month in March and some quick job interview tips to help you get through your next interview. Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent, a blockchain and cryptocurrency focused recruiting firm - https://proofoftalent.co ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
The entire world is currently being impacted by the coronavirus situation, but let's talk about how the issue is affecting the cryptocurrency industry. We'll talk about how Central Banks are playing a role in the narrative, the situation around working in the crypto industry and much more.  Let's also welcome a new recurring guest to the show, Colton Kirkpatrick, who is our new Senior Recruiter at Proof Of Talent and his story about joining the team. Follow Colton Kirkpatrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stack__sats Follow Proof of Talent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/proofoftalent https://proofoftalent.co
The great Carlos Matos once said "The world is not anymore the way it used to be, MHM MHM NO NO NO." And you know what? He was right. Well, not about putting his whole life savings into BitConnect. Let's talk about how the crypto industry has changed over the past few years, based on my personal observations and experiences working in the industry as well as running a company in it.  Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent - https://proofoftalent.co
China Bitcoin HYPOCRISY

China Bitcoin HYPOCRISY

2019-10-2819:312

China is going ALL IN on blockchain and the cryptocurrency markets are moving up because of it. Not only that, but people around the world are praising China for their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit! But is all that glitters gold (or Bitcoin) with China? NOPE and let's talk about why. Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent - https://proofoftalent.co "The United States Is Suffering From The Innovator's Dilemma" by Anthony Pompliano: https://offthechain.substack.com/p/the-united-states-is-suffering-from "China Wants Communist Party Members to Pledge Loyalty on Blockchain" by CoinDesk: https://www.coindesk.com/china-wants-communist-party-members-to-pledge-loyalty-on-blockchain #Bitcoin #Crypto #cryptocurrency ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
RIP to an OG

RIP to an OG

2019-10-1814:15

Today, we learned that Circle is spinning out Poloniex after acquiring the exchange for $400 MILLION less than two years ago. Not only is Poloniex spinning out, but it is EXCLUDING US customers in the new version of the exchange, effective in a few weeks. So what happened with Poloniex, was it a rough regulatory environment like Circle said, a lack of innovation, or a lot more? "Poloniex Spins Out from Circle with New Backing & Global Focus" https://medium.com/circle-trader/poloniex-spins-out-from-circle-with-new-backing-global-focus-5a19357bdaee Today's Sponsor: Right now through November, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/BOBBY Zapier.com/BOBBY for your free 14-day trial. Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent - proofoftalent.co
After a major darkweb site was shut down and exposed due to Bitcoin transaction trails, the crypto community began to debate the privacy of Bitcoin. First, let's discuss the privacy of Bitcoin and that pseudo-anonymous does NOT equal anonymous. Let's also dive into whether or not the "lack of privacy" will have long-term implications for the success of Bitcoin. Today's Sponsor: Right now through November, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/BOBBY Zapier.com/BOBBY for your free 14-day trial. Looking for a job in blockchain? Get started with Proof of Talent - proofoftalent.co Coindesk: https://www.coindesk.com/us-law-enforcement-traces-bitcoin-transactions-to-nab-largest-child-porn-site Joe's tweet: https://twitter.com/TheStalwart/status/1184512627050995712?s=20 *Some of these links may be affiliate links, meaning if you click and purchase something, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend companies and products I personally use, and any commissions help to pay for content creation. Thanks! * ** This is not financial advice and these are simply my own opinions, as such, this should not be treated as explicit financial, trading or otherwise investment advice. This is not explicit advice to buy these cryptos, do you own research.**
As the Founder of Proof of Talent, I spend every day focused on the job market within the crypto industry. So today, let's discuss crypto jobs, where the majority of jobs are based, what type of jobs are out there and how you can find them. It's Crypto Jobs 101. Thanks to today's sponsor, NetSuite - Download NetSuite your FREE guide – “Seven Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at https://NetSuite.com/Bobby If you're looking for a job in blockchain, you can reach out to me at anytime? Get started with Proof of Talent and apply for a crypto job with the link here - proofoftalent.co/careers
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Poops

you want Privacy use XMR.

Oct 16th
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Brisson Stevens

The Modern Investor always pumps ripplecoin

Jul 12th
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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

To address the reader question, AVOID ALL FREE VPNs! This is the first thing newbies should learn, and is considered the golden rule! A VPN is very costly to run, if it is free, its either stealing your info and selling it, hackers/scammers, or a government surveillance honeypot.

Jun 21st
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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Binance has indeed dominated but Bitmex is the one player who they have not surpassed. Bitmex is a beast.

Jun 21st
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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Forget about Litecoin guys, there are simply no fundamentals to give it value. The only reason the price is up is because of bitcoin networks high activity and LTC's "Halvening" event that cuts the supply of new coins in half coming in around a month. LTC has zero extra features. The only reason it's cheap to send is because nobody uses it, check Bitinfocharts, it's used 90% less than BTC, and has only 1/10th the GitHub activity vs BTC. Stay away, altcoims arw slowly dying off, and LTC will die with them. Only 10-15 coins will survive, make sure to stick with the winners like BTC and Monero (proven most secure privacy, with NO public ledger). Maybe Dash too, they are dominating in Asia and South America.

Jun 13th
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Poops

great episode

May 10th
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Aiden Brister

I would make a brand new crypto currency called Zeta Coin worth $10 and has a share difficulty the same to XDN. It would make it quick but at the same time affordable.

Jan 27th
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Banjojo

i love how this guest actually hired by hacking. it always sounded like a myth to me but smart first employer ☺

Jan 25th
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Jason Parks

You are my crypto introduction. Already seen an 8x return in 3 months. Suggesting to read white pages changed my life.

Jan 10th
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arsenalh8manu

Hey Rob. I wish I'd found you a year ago but I've been listening to your videos religiously since I got in to crypto. keep up the good work, I love your layman's term investing strategy and the info you give after you have made mistakes in the market. listening from Australia. crypto Jay signing out.... peace haha

Jan 3rd
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Nicholas Alexander Furst

so, I love the first section on chasing pumps - I'm trying not to get hyped! - but you bring up long - vision on philosophy and utility of each currency. Can you share your long-term vision on your already visible portfolio? What is your plan to involve this as your long-term financial plans? and what do you think the effect of this type of chasing will do to the market and widespread and retail adoption (of the public to utilize this crypto for everyday transaction)? btw, been doing research as follow-up to your guidance over the past year-ish...you have had tremendous impact on my knowledge and financial well-being!!

Dec 15th
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Imran Karim

thanks Bobby

Nov 9th
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