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Blockcrunch - Investor's Podcast for Crypto & Blockchain

Jason Choi

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Blockcrunch - Investor's Podcast for Crypto & Blockchain
Blockcrunch - Investor's Podcast for Crypto & Blockchain

Blockcrunch - Investor's Podcast for Crypto & Blockchain

Jason Choi

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The go-to podcast for global investors betting on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), Head of Research at a Hong Kong based crypto fund, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.Not financial advice.

Latest Episodes

Bitcoin Won't Become Money & Other Crypto Theses | Haseeb Qureshi, Dragonfly Capital Partners, Ep. 72

EWill Bitcoin be more than digital gold or even money? What are Ethereum's chances of being the main blockchain platform? Is crypto gaming overhyped? China-US crypto fund Dragonfly Capital Partners' Haseeb Qureshi joins us in our Asia Series to break down some of his most provocative crypto theses. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E

52 MIN1 w ago
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Bitcoin Won't Become Money & Other Crypto Theses | Haseeb Qureshi, Dragonfly Capital Partners, Ep. 72

What Do China VCs Think of DeFi? | Asia Series | Mable Jiang, Nirvana Capital, Ep. 71

What's going on in the China crypto scene? What do investors think about DeFi and DAOs? Are Chinese regulators banning crypto? What is the PBoC actually doing with its "cryptocurrency"? Why is there a DAO targeting China's "996" work culture? As part of our Asia series, Mable Jiang, Partner of Beijing based crypto fund, Nirvana Capital, joins us in answering your burning questions about the China crypto world. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). Not financial advice.

50 MIN3 w ago
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What Do China VCs Think of DeFi? | Asia Series | Mable Jiang, Nirvana Capital, Ep. 71

How Terra is Scaling Crypto With E-Commerce | Asia Series w/ Don Kim, Ep. 70

In part 2 of 2 in our Terra series, we speak with Head of Business Don Kim to dissect Terra's go-to-market strategy, and unique insights in growing crypto adoption in Asia. We discuss: - How Terra onboarded 80K users in the first month - What most users are using Terra for - Why Terra chose e-commerce as core to their strategy - Lessons learnt from the Korean crypto scene Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.

36 MINSEP 25
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How Terra is Scaling Crypto With E-Commerce | Asia Series w/ Don Kim, Ep. 70

How Does Terra's Algorithmic Stablecoin Work? | Asia Series w/ Nicholas Platias

Terra Luna, an ambitious stablecoin project from Korea, is targeting e-commerce as a means to get crypto in the hands of the masses. In part 1 of 2, we speak with Head of Research at Terra, Nick Platias, on: - How seigniorage works in Terra - Terra's 2-token model and unique cryptoeconomics - Terra vs. existing/ previous efforts - MakerDao, Basis Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.

41 MINSEP 23
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How Does Terra's Algorithmic Stablecoin Work? | Asia Series w/ Nicholas Platias

Band: What's Wrong with Blockchain Oracles Today? | Asia Series w/ Soravis Srinawakoon

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 accrual Why Band prioritizes Asia for its growth strategy Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.

49 MINSEP 12
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Band: What's Wrong with Blockchain Oracles Today? | Asia Series w/ Soravis Srinawakoon

How Coinflex is Fighting Manipulation in Crypto Markets | Asia Series w/ Mark Lamb

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 in the crypto derivatives space Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

47 MINSEP 4
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How Coinflex is Fighting Manipulation in Crypto Markets | Asia Series w/ Mark Lamb

Nervos: Can Smart Contract Platforms be Stores of Value? | Asia Series | Kevin Wang

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 mining centralization - How Nervos solves the state bloat problem and accrues value Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). Not financial advice.

67 MINAUG 29
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Nervos: Can Smart Contract Platforms be Stores of Value? | Asia Series | Kevin Wang

Alex Shin: What Crypto Investors Miss in Asia | Asia Series

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 - How Korea became a crypto hub - Corporations' attitudes to crypto in Asia - and much more Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E

46 MINAUG 21
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Alex Shin: What Crypto Investors Miss in Asia | Asia Series

Crunch Time: What's Happening in Asia for Crypto?

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, Matic; Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). Support the show here: BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E

18 MINAUG 19
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Crunch Time: What's Happening in Asia for Crypto?

Monero's Riccardo Spagni on Why Privacy is a Fundamental Human Right

Monero's lead maintainer, Ric Spagni, joins us on a provocative discussion on digital privacy, Monero, and his latest venture, Tari. We discuss: Active vs. passive surveillance Why privacy is a fundamental human right Latest research efforts on Monero Why tokenized securities are exciting Support the show! Pay with Daihere BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). ****** Resources: Claim 5 CRUNCHIES on Roll Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its ...

53 MINAUG 6
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Monero's Riccardo Spagni on Why Privacy is a Fundamental Human Right

Latest Episodes

Bitcoin Won't Become Money & Other Crypto Theses | Haseeb Qureshi, Dragonfly Capital Partners, Ep. 72

EWill Bitcoin be more than digital gold or even money? What are Ethereum's chances of being the main blockchain platform? Is crypto gaming overhyped? China-US crypto fund Dragonfly Capital Partners' Haseeb Qureshi joins us in our Asia Series to break down some of his most provocative crypto theses. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Bitcoin Won't Become Money & Other Crypto Theses | Haseeb Qureshi, Dragonfly Capital Partners, Ep. 72

What Do China VCs Think of DeFi? | Asia Series | Mable Jiang, Nirvana Capital, Ep. 71

What's going on in the China crypto scene? What do investors think about DeFi and DAOs? Are Chinese regulators banning crypto? What is the PBoC actually doing with its "cryptocurrency"? Why is there a DAO targeting China's "996" work culture? As part of our Asia series, Mable Jiang, Partner of Beijing based crypto fund, Nirvana Capital, joins us in answering your burning questions about the China crypto world. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). Not financial advice.

50 MIN3 w ago
Comments
What Do China VCs Think of DeFi? | Asia Series | Mable Jiang, Nirvana Capital, Ep. 71

How Terra is Scaling Crypto With E-Commerce | Asia Series w/ Don Kim, Ep. 70

In part 2 of 2 in our Terra series, we speak with Head of Business Don Kim to dissect Terra's go-to-market strategy, and unique insights in growing crypto adoption in Asia. We discuss: - How Terra onboarded 80K users in the first month - What most users are using Terra for - Why Terra chose e-commerce as core to their strategy - Lessons learnt from the Korean crypto scene Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.

36 MINSEP 25
Comments
How Terra is Scaling Crypto With E-Commerce | Asia Series w/ Don Kim, Ep. 70

How Does Terra's Algorithmic Stablecoin Work? | Asia Series w/ Nicholas Platias

Terra Luna, an ambitious stablecoin project from Korea, is targeting e-commerce as a means to get crypto in the hands of the masses. In part 1 of 2, we speak with Head of Research at Terra, Nick Platias, on: - How seigniorage works in Terra - Terra's 2-token model and unique cryptoeconomics - Terra vs. existing/ previous efforts - MakerDao, Basis Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.

41 MINSEP 23
Comments
How Does Terra's Algorithmic Stablecoin Work? | Asia Series w/ Nicholas Platias

Band: What's Wrong with Blockchain Oracles Today? | Asia Series w/ Soravis Srinawakoon

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 accrual Why Band prioritizes Asia for its growth strategy Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.

49 MINSEP 12
Comments
Band: What's Wrong with Blockchain Oracles Today? | Asia Series w/ Soravis Srinawakoon

How Coinflex is Fighting Manipulation in Crypto Markets | Asia Series w/ Mark Lamb

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 in the crypto derivatives space Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

47 MINSEP 4
Comments
How Coinflex is Fighting Manipulation in Crypto Markets | Asia Series w/ Mark Lamb

Nervos: Can Smart Contract Platforms be Stores of Value? | Asia Series | Kevin Wang

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 mining centralization - How Nervos solves the state bloat problem and accrues value Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). Not financial advice.

67 MINAUG 29
Comments
Nervos: Can Smart Contract Platforms be Stores of Value? | Asia Series | Kevin Wang

Alex Shin: What Crypto Investors Miss in Asia | Asia Series

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 - How Korea became a crypto hub - Corporations' attitudes to crypto in Asia - and much more Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E

46 MINAUG 21
Comments
Alex Shin: What Crypto Investors Miss in Asia | Asia Series

Crunch Time: What's Happening in Asia for Crypto?

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, Matic; Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). Support the show here: BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E

18 MINAUG 19
Comments
Crunch Time: What's Happening in Asia for Crypto?

Monero's Riccardo Spagni on Why Privacy is a Fundamental Human Right

Monero's lead maintainer, Ric Spagni, joins us on a provocative discussion on digital privacy, Monero, and his latest venture, Tari. We discuss: Active vs. passive surveillance Why privacy is a fundamental human right Latest research efforts on Monero Why tokenized securities are exciting Support the show! Pay with Daihere BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). ****** Resources: Claim 5 CRUNCHIES on Roll Relay node newsletter (Asia crypto events) Libsyn link Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify ****** Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its ...

53 MINAUG 6
Comments
Monero's Riccardo Spagni on Why Privacy is a Fundamental Human Right