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Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends

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Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends

Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends

Jason Choi

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The most global podcast for investors in cryptocurrencies and blockchain, featuring fund managers and founders from all corners of the world sharing their theses and strategies.Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), Head of Research at Spartan Capital, a cryptoasset hedge 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

The Revival of Layer 1s is Near - Illia & Erik, NEAR Foundation, Ep. 106

Can Layer 1s make a come back in a market obsessed with apps and DeFi? Illia Polosukhin (@ilblackdragon) and Erik Trautman (@ErikTrautman) of NEAR foundation join us this week in discussing - Why the tipping point for new Layer 1 is now - NEAR vs. Polkadot vs. ETH 2.0 - How to scale developer communities the right way - How NEAR intends to scale its users Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

47 MIN1 d ago
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The Revival of Layer 1s is Near - Illia & Erik, NEAR Foundation, Ep. 106

Are Fan Tokens A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity? - Alexander Dreyfus, Socios, Ep. 105

Socios recently sold $1.3M worth of "fan tokens" to fans of soccer club FC Barcelona, with more on the way. Alex Dreyfus (@alex_dreyfus), founder of Socios, joins us in discussing: - What are fan tokens, and how big is the opportunity? - Using cryptoassets to engage consumers in B2C businesses - What the Chilliz token is Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

45 MIN1 w ago
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Are Fan Tokens A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity? - Alexander Dreyfus, Socios, Ep. 105

Token Maximalism: The Next 1000x in Crypto - Lasse Clausen, 1kx, Ep. 104

Lasse Clausen (@lalleclausen), co-founder of Berlin-based token fund 1kx, joins me in discussing the latest trends in crypto. - Is "liquidity mining" a fad? - 3 trends investors should be tracking - What assets are Lasse bullish on and why? - What is 1kx's most contrarian thesis in crypto? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

46 MIN2 w ago
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Token Maximalism: The Next 1000x in Crypto - Lasse Clausen, 1kx, Ep. 104

How Polkadot Plans to Win the Layer 1 Race - Joe Petrowski, Parity, Ep. 103

Polkadot is live! Joe Petrowski (@joepetrowski), research analyst at Parity Technologies, joins us in discussing what this means for the ever competitive layer 1 space. - What's actually build on Polkadot today? - How does Polkadot plan to compete with Ethereum? - Polkadot's go-to-developer strategy - What is the "meme" for Polkadot? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

57 MIN3 w ago
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How Polkadot Plans to Win the Layer 1 Race - Joe Petrowski, Parity, Ep. 103

Kyber vs. Uniswap: Building Moats in DeFi - Deniz Omer, Kyber Network, Ep. 102

Can decentralized exchanges build moats, or are they commoditized businesses? Deniz Omer (@DenizOmer), Head of Ecosystem at Kyber Network, joins me in discussing: - Uniswap vs. Kyber: who's the winner? - The threat of dex aggregators - Kyber's upcoming Katalyst update

37 MINJUN 9
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Kyber vs. Uniswap: Building Moats in DeFi - Deniz Omer, Kyber Network, Ep. 102

Why the CryptoKitties Team is Building a New Blockchain - Roham Gharegozlou, Dapper Labs, Ep. 101

What do the NBA, UFC, Ubisoft and Warner Music have in common? They are all partners with Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties. Roham Gharegozlou (@rohamg), CEO of Dapper Labs, joins us in discussing: - Story behind the most popular crypto game - Why does Dapper Labs need Flow, its new blockchain? - Flow vs. sharding chains vs. Ethereum - Tactics for closing big partnerships Host: Jason Choi

42 MINMAY 27
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Why the CryptoKitties Team is Building a New Blockchain - Roham Gharegozlou, Dapper Labs, Ep. 101

The Rise of Decentralized Options - Aparna Krishnan, Opyn, Ep. 100

Trustless options protocol Opyn is the latest in decentralized finance innovations and already attracting over $1M in value locked. Co-founder Aparna Krishnan (@aparnalocked) joins me in discussing: How onchain put options are priced Why Opyn can also be a volatility oracle for DeFi How Opyn compares to competitors Hegic and Nexus Mutual Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

43 MINMAY 20
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The Rise of Decentralized Options - Aparna Krishnan, Opyn, Ep. 100

Stablecoins vs. Bitcoin in Macro Uncertainty - Kevin Kelly, Delphi Digital, Ep. 99

As global macro uncertainty continues to surprise investors across all asset classes, how are investors thinking about crypto today? Delphi Digital's macro strategist joins me in discussing: - How recent central bank actions affect the narrative for Bitcoin - How macro investors are viewing gold vs Bitcoin - Stablecoins vs Bitcoin in a world of strong USD Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

46 MINMAY 5
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Stablecoins vs. Bitcoin in Macro Uncertainty - Kevin Kelly, Delphi Digital, Ep. 99

What to Expect from Augur 2.0 - Tom Kysar, Forecast Foundation, Ep. 98

Prediction markets platform Augur is launching its most important revamp to date - but can it resolve the challenges facing its low liquidity, clunky UX? Tom Kysar (@tomkysar), Head of Operations at Forecast Foundation, joins me in chatting: - The key elements in Augur v2 and how they will change everything - How Augur competes with centralized betting platforms - Why Dai is used in Augur, not ETH Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

48 MINAPR 21
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What to Expect from Augur 2.0 - Tom Kysar, Forecast Foundation, Ep. 98

Is Plasma Dead? The Rise of Optimistic Rollups on Ethereum - Kevin Ho, Optimism, Ep. 97

My friend Kevin Ho (@kevinjho_), from Optimism (formerly Plasma Group) joins us in breaking down the most talked about scaling solution on Ethereum today. We break down for non-technical analysts and developers alike: - Plasma vs Optimistic Rollups - Is Plasma dead? - Is Optimistic Rollups the future of Ethereum scaling? - How ORs work and trade-offs - The UX gains of Optimistic Rollups - Why "time to finality" is better than "transactions per second" Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

47 MINAPR 15
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Is Plasma Dead? The Rise of Optimistic Rollups on Ethereum - Kevin Ho, Optimism, Ep. 97

Latest Episodes

The Revival of Layer 1s is Near - Illia & Erik, NEAR Foundation, Ep. 106

Can Layer 1s make a come back in a market obsessed with apps and DeFi? Illia Polosukhin (@ilblackdragon) and Erik Trautman (@ErikTrautman) of NEAR foundation join us this week in discussing - Why the tipping point for new Layer 1 is now - NEAR vs. Polkadot vs. ETH 2.0 - How to scale developer communities the right way - How NEAR intends to scale its users Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

47 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The Revival of Layer 1s is Near - Illia & Erik, NEAR Foundation, Ep. 106

Are Fan Tokens A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity? - Alexander Dreyfus, Socios, Ep. 105

Socios recently sold $1.3M worth of "fan tokens" to fans of soccer club FC Barcelona, with more on the way. Alex Dreyfus (@alex_dreyfus), founder of Socios, joins us in discussing: - What are fan tokens, and how big is the opportunity? - Using cryptoassets to engage consumers in B2C businesses - What the Chilliz token is Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Are Fan Tokens A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity? - Alexander Dreyfus, Socios, Ep. 105

Token Maximalism: The Next 1000x in Crypto - Lasse Clausen, 1kx, Ep. 104

Lasse Clausen (@lalleclausen), co-founder of Berlin-based token fund 1kx, joins me in discussing the latest trends in crypto. - Is "liquidity mining" a fad? - 3 trends investors should be tracking - What assets are Lasse bullish on and why? - What is 1kx's most contrarian thesis in crypto? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

46 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Token Maximalism: The Next 1000x in Crypto - Lasse Clausen, 1kx, Ep. 104

How Polkadot Plans to Win the Layer 1 Race - Joe Petrowski, Parity, Ep. 103

Polkadot is live! Joe Petrowski (@joepetrowski), research analyst at Parity Technologies, joins us in discussing what this means for the ever competitive layer 1 space. - What's actually build on Polkadot today? - How does Polkadot plan to compete with Ethereum? - Polkadot's go-to-developer strategy - What is the "meme" for Polkadot? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How Polkadot Plans to Win the Layer 1 Race - Joe Petrowski, Parity, Ep. 103

Kyber vs. Uniswap: Building Moats in DeFi - Deniz Omer, Kyber Network, Ep. 102

Can decentralized exchanges build moats, or are they commoditized businesses? Deniz Omer (@DenizOmer), Head of Ecosystem at Kyber Network, joins me in discussing: - Uniswap vs. Kyber: who's the winner? - The threat of dex aggregators - Kyber's upcoming Katalyst update

37 MINJUN 9
Comments
Kyber vs. Uniswap: Building Moats in DeFi - Deniz Omer, Kyber Network, Ep. 102

Why the CryptoKitties Team is Building a New Blockchain - Roham Gharegozlou, Dapper Labs, Ep. 101

What do the NBA, UFC, Ubisoft and Warner Music have in common? They are all partners with Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties. Roham Gharegozlou (@rohamg), CEO of Dapper Labs, joins us in discussing: - Story behind the most popular crypto game - Why does Dapper Labs need Flow, its new blockchain? - Flow vs. sharding chains vs. Ethereum - Tactics for closing big partnerships Host: Jason Choi

42 MINMAY 27
Comments
Why the CryptoKitties Team is Building a New Blockchain - Roham Gharegozlou, Dapper Labs, Ep. 101

The Rise of Decentralized Options - Aparna Krishnan, Opyn, Ep. 100

Trustless options protocol Opyn is the latest in decentralized finance innovations and already attracting over $1M in value locked. Co-founder Aparna Krishnan (@aparnalocked) joins me in discussing: How onchain put options are priced Why Opyn can also be a volatility oracle for DeFi How Opyn compares to competitors Hegic and Nexus Mutual Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

43 MINMAY 20
Comments
The Rise of Decentralized Options - Aparna Krishnan, Opyn, Ep. 100

Stablecoins vs. Bitcoin in Macro Uncertainty - Kevin Kelly, Delphi Digital, Ep. 99

As global macro uncertainty continues to surprise investors across all asset classes, how are investors thinking about crypto today? Delphi Digital's macro strategist joins me in discussing: - How recent central bank actions affect the narrative for Bitcoin - How macro investors are viewing gold vs Bitcoin - Stablecoins vs Bitcoin in a world of strong USD Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice.

46 MINMAY 5
Comments
Stablecoins vs. Bitcoin in Macro Uncertainty - Kevin Kelly, Delphi Digital, Ep. 99

What to Expect from Augur 2.0 - Tom Kysar, Forecast Foundation, Ep. 98

Prediction markets platform Augur is launching its most important revamp to date - but can it resolve the challenges facing its low liquidity, clunky UX? Tom Kysar (@tomkysar), Head of Operations at Forecast Foundation, joins me in chatting: - The key elements in Augur v2 and how they will change everything - How Augur competes with centralized betting platforms - Why Dai is used in Augur, not ETH Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

48 MINAPR 21
Comments
What to Expect from Augur 2.0 - Tom Kysar, Forecast Foundation, Ep. 98

Is Plasma Dead? The Rise of Optimistic Rollups on Ethereum - Kevin Ho, Optimism, Ep. 97

My friend Kevin Ho (@kevinjho_), from Optimism (formerly Plasma Group) joins us in breaking down the most talked about scaling solution on Ethereum today. We break down for non-technical analysts and developers alike: - Plasma vs Optimistic Rollups - Is Plasma dead? - Is Optimistic Rollups the future of Ethereum scaling? - How ORs work and trade-offs - The UX gains of Optimistic Rollups - Why "time to finality" is better than "transactions per second" Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

47 MINAPR 15
Comments
Is Plasma Dead? The Rise of Optimistic Rollups on Ethereum - Kevin Ho, Optimism, Ep. 97
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