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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.

Mar 4, 2019

Polychain Capital turned $4 Million into $1 Billion and became the world's largest crypto hedge fund. Partner and research lead Niraj Pant joins Blockcrunch on this episode to discuss:

  • Polychain's investment funnel
  • Value accrual in tokens
  • Tokens vs. equity
  • Fat Protocols, dapps and interoperability
  • Structuring a hedge/...


Feb 25, 2019

Do you really understand crypto if you don't understand liquidity? For investors, liquidity in crypto can be a huge risk - but also a big opportunity. 

I chat with Michael Feng from CoinAlpha/Hummingbot on:

 

  • What market makers do 
  • The problem with tokenizing illiquid assets
  • Market asymmetries in crypto
  • How traders...


Jan 15, 2019

Projects like MakerDao, dYdX and Dharma are creating a future of decentralized finance. Beyond the ideology and tech - how likely is "DeFi" to succeed?

Marc Weinstein and Roy Lerner - investors from Wavemaker Partners, a VC fund with over $265M in AUM - to discuss:

  • An honest critique of DeFi today
  • How DeFi may be...


Jan 6, 2019

How do institutional investors look at crypto?

What do they look at that amateurs miss?

What are common pitfalls for investors researching crypto?

We're kicking off a new year of the Blockcrunch Podcast with Tom Shaughnessy, founder of 51 Percent Research, to discuss how institutional investors evaluate...


Dec 17, 2018

In this episode of our DeFi series, we chat with Polychain-backed Bloqboard's founder, Vitaly Bahachuk about some hard questions around crypto loans and decentralized finance:

  • Is value captured at the protocol (Dharma) level, or at the platform (Bloqboard) Level?
  • Is DeFi making finance more inclusive, or just building...