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Exploring the ideas and stories of crypto moguls from around the world. Learn more at cryptonews.com
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Will Fan is the CEO and Head of School at NewCampus, a challenger business school designed for emerging markets. As a partner at Open Campus, a pioneering Web3 foundation, he is deeply involved in financing groundbreaking education and future of work initiatives.His work is driven by a blend of education, community building, and exploring new industries. Over the past decade, his experiences have spanned from China and the Middle East to Southeast Asia.In this conversation, we discuss:- Price...
Matthijs de Vries is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for blockchain technology, as well as its role in the future of data and AI. He is currently building the collaborative smart data ecosystem and decentralized data infrastructure provider, Nuklai. With extensive experience in DeFi and Web3, Matthijs is also one of the co-founders of tokenization infrastructure expert, Nexera (fka AllianceBlock), DeFi trading strategy software provider Nuant, and a strategic advisor for the smart wallet...
Shant Kevonian is the Founder and CEO of EtherMail. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategy, directing its product vision, developing company culture, and managing its agendas. A technical founder with a love of computer programming from a young age, Shant left university early to join the Barcelona startup scene. He joined hospitality startup ByHours as an intern and was promoted to CTO within six months, leading a 20-strong team.Shant has developed high-performance, proprietary...
Arjun Bhuptani is a co-founder of Everclear, the first clearing layer for the web3 ecosystem. He is also a co-creator of Moloch DAO, the earliest and one of the most frequently used Decentralized Autonomous Organization frameworks meant to help individuals and institutions coordinate around shared resources in a fair and transparent manner.In this conversation, we discuss:- Connext’s decision to launch a new protocol and rebrand to Everclear- Clearing layers in web3- Crypto UX and liquidity f...
Eric Chen is the CEO and co-founder of Injective Labs, the core contributor to Injective. Before founding Injective, he worked as a cryptography researcher and trader at Innovating Capital, where he led market-neutral trading efforts in the blockchain space and invested in prominent companies such as 0x, ChainLink, and Cosmos. Eric possesses extensive knowledge of blockchain protocols and traditional finance, along with a deep understanding of both Eastern and Western blockchain-based protoco...
Jack O’Holleran is the Co-Founder and CEO of SKALE Labs, a gas-less EVM-compatible blockchain designed for secure Ethereum scaling. Jack is a veteran Silicon Valley Technology entrepreneur with a deep background in machine learning/AI technologies and blockchain. Formerly, Jack co-founded Aktana in 2008 and led the company's transformation from a four-person startup to a global leader in the Analytics market category, boasting over 350 employees and serving an impressive roster of Global Fort...
A bitcoin hodler & former engineer, Vince Yang's journey into crypto started with Bitcoin mining and gradually evolved into a deeper exploration of blockchain's potential and ZK Proofs. Vince is now the CEO of zkLink, a team dedicated to pioneering a decentralized trading reality of secure, unified liquidity with zkSnarks and blockchain's Layer 3 scaling solutions.In this conversation, we discuss:- The current state of L3 and the Aggregated Rollup Narratives- Why do we need L3 and what do...
Alexei Zamyatin is a Co-founder of BOB, a first-of-its-kind hybrid Layer-2 powered by Bitcoin and Ethereum. He has been a Bitcoin and interoperability research contributor since 2015 and is most known for his work on trustless cross-chain bridges and L2s. Alexei holds a PhD in computer science from Imperial College London.In this conversation, we discuss:- Making bitcoin more useful- Bitcoin utility- Bridging from Bitcoin to Ethereum- Bitcoin’s brand and recognizability- The adoption of L2s- ...
Chris Liquin is CEO of Cupcake.com, the social layer of Solana. Chris has been investing in crypto since 2016 and has worked full-time in the space since 2021. Prior to Cupcake, Chris worked for Gary Vaynerchuck at Vayner3, a Fortune 500 Web3 consulting firm, as SVP of Strategy & Operations. During his time at V3, he led over $25M of work with brands like Budweiser, Red Bull, Coinbase, Johnny Walker, Crocs, and KFC as they explored the frontier of the internet. He holds an MBA from Chicag...
Stefan Kimmel is the CEO at M2, leading the company's mission to establish a world-class global digital currency investment platform. With over 25 years of experience in finance, fintech, and digital innovation, Stefan has a proven track record of delivering products and services to his clients. He specializes in leveraging digital products to optimize the delivery of financial solutions, ensuring optional outcomes for his clients. Stefan has held prominent executive roles in the fintech indu...
Ariel Seidman is the CEO & Co-Founder of Hivemapper, a decentralized mapping community that relies on a network of drivers, AI trainers and advanced technologies to create the world’s freshest map.A seasoned expert in the field, Ariel's journey began over a decade ago at Yahoo! Search and Maps, where he garnered invaluable experience in building maps at scale. Motivated by the inefficiencies of traditional methods, he embarked on a mission to revolutionize global mapping. Prior to Hivemap...
Unique Divine is the co-founder and CEO of Nibiru, the user-centric layer-1 super chain that is paving the way to mainstream blockchain adoption through its exceptionally high throughput and parallel optimistic execution approach. Following its $8.5 million seed round in September 2022, co-led by the $1.6B+ AUM firm Tribe Capital, Republic Capital, Original Capital, and NGC Ventures, Nibiru secured an additional $12 million from venture firms, including Kraken Ventures, ArkStream, Tribe Capit...
Josh Fraser is the Co-Founder of Origin Protocol. Prior to Origin, he co-founded three other venture-backed companies: EventVue, Torbit (acquired by Walmart Labs) & Forage. Josh started coding at the age of 10.In this conversation, we discuss:- DeFi industry- Automated Redemption Manager (ARM)- Liquid staking- Transparency and integrity in crypto- Crypto industry's volatility- Staking and Ethereum- Learning to code at age 10- Getting better yields in crypto- The future of yield is multi-c...
Anurag Arjun, Co-founder of Avail, is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded several successful startups across diverse industries, ranging from cash flow lending to regulatory tech. With a strategic move into the blockchain space in 2017, he co-founded Matic Network, which has since evolved into Polygon, a platform for scaling Ethereum.In 2020, Anurag spearheaded the development of Avail, an innovative solution within the Polygon ecosystem that empowers developers to create fast, efficient,...
Ethan Buchman is Co-founder of Cosmos, CEO of Informal Systems, and Founder Cycles Protocol Ethan is a leading figure in blockchain technology and has worked at the Interchain Foundation, Tendermint, and his consultancy CoinCulture CryptoConsulting.His academic background in Biophysics from the University of Guelph informs his interdisciplinary approach, evident in his research contributions across institutions like the University of California, San Francisco. Ethan's innovative mindset and e...
Tristan Frizza is the Founder of Zeta Markets. Tristan’s curiosity for crypto was ignited in 2017 when he traded his first cryptocurrency, spurring him to finish his Computer Science degree with an emphasis on distributed systems and PoW blockchain technology. He then worked in AI research and as a data scientist in Silicon Valley, eventually writing his thesis on Generative Adversarial Network for Image Super-Resolution for which he received First Class Honours.Motivated by a passion for ope...
Tomer Pascal is the CEO and co-founder of OwnPlay, a web3 mobile gaming ecosystem that has developed CityVerse Tycoon, a PWA game allowing players to trade, buy, and sell tokenized replicas of real buildings in New York City. Tomer has extensive multi-disciplinary experience in delivering products to their appropriate markets, working with early-stage companies, businesses with new products, and well-established organizations. He combines his tech mindset, ability to create effective marketin...
Spencer Farrar is a Partner at Theory Ventures. Spencer was a two-sport athlete at Berkeley (swimming and water polo). He then worked at a Web3 startup, Velocity, which processed more than $150m of volume per day, before joining Bienville, a $4b asset investing in early-stage blockchain companies.In this conversation, we discuss:- The state of Web3 funding- Web3 startups- Venture strategy and liquid strategy in crypto- AI-based Web3/blockchain companies- Go-to-market strategy- Influencers bec...
Eduard Jubany Tur, Founder of ZKX, a decentralized perpetual futures exchange on Starknet.Eduard’s background in tech and finance has led him to tackle some of DeFi’s most pressing challenges, such as accessibility and user engagement. With the goal of making DeFi more approachable and efficient, Eduard has been at the forefront of integrating gamification into trading, enhancing the learning curve with innovative solutions. Beyond that, Eduard and ZKX are also leveraging Starknet for scalabi...
Armani Ferrante is the founder and CEO of Backpack. The Backpack ecosystem of companies, creators of the Backpack wallet, the Mad Lads NFT collection, the xNFT standard, and Backpack Exchange. Before founding Backpack in April 2022, he was the creator of Anchor, a groundbreaking developer tool that revolutionized programming on Solana. Anchor has become an integral part of numerous Solana projects and protocols, and bonding its commitments to simplifying the developer experience. Armani...
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