Yuming Yuan CEO Huobi China: The Blockchain Side Of Huobi
Yuming Yuan is CEO of Huobi China and Director of Huobi Research. In this chat we discuss, his experience running one of the biggest companies in blockchain, the blockchain side of Huobi that operates separately from their exchange, how they help startups and enterprises enter blockchain, how he keeps up with the continuous advancements in the industry, Libra vs Tencent, possible recession, and how he wants to be remembered in blockchain.
Yuming Yuan, also known as Hubery Yuan, graduated from Tsinghua University’s Automation Department. He has served as assistant director of Industrial Security Research Institution, general manager of TMT Research Center, chief analyst of computer & Internet industry, and has been awarded the New Fortune prize for Best Analyst for five consecutive years from 2013 to 2017. In March 2018 he joined Huobi China and now serves as CEO of Huobi China and Director of Huobi Research.
Learn More: https://twitter.com/yuanym2100
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Jason Lee VP NEM Foundation: Recovery And Resurgence Of NEM Foundation
Jason Lee is Vice President of NEM Foundation. In this chat we discuss how NEM Foundation almost went under, how they recovered and are now on a path of resurgence, competing with foundations like Ethereum, how Jason made Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia and joining NEM, NEM Consensus, and other important industry topics.
Jason Lee is the Vice President and Honorary Secretary as part of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for NEM Foundation. He is an advisory board member for Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation and Blockchain Centre Melbourne. Before working with NEM, Jason had experience in legal, banking, wealth management and innovation consulting. He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 honoree for enterprise technology and has completed leadership and strategy executive programs at the Cambridge Judge Business School and has a Masters of International Business and a degree in Law in Australia.
Learn More: https://nem.io/
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Phil Bonello Crypto Researcher And Investor: Crypto Asset Valuation And Incentive Structures
Phil Bonello is a crypto researcher and investor. In this chat we discuss why blockchain is experiencing a lack of adoption, how user driven design can help, interesting projects in the industry right now, the present opportunity of Bitcoin, incentive structures, Augur, Bitcoin days and UTXO’s, the best analysis tool, crypto analysis process broken down into steps, crypto asset valuation, and finding an investment.
Phil Bonello worked at Ikigai as Head of Research for a year before transitioning to an Advisory role. He has published work on crypto asset valuation and frequently contributed project analysis to Messari crypto. He is particularly focused on the study of incentive mechanisms in crypto networks and the formation of autonomous markets. He believes that in crypto investing, it’s crucial to remain secular while observing the religious. The intolerant minority is powerful. Prior to that, Phil worked at Narrative Science where he implemented language automation solutions for enterprise clients. Phil started his career at IBM, where he helped manage software implementations for Fortune 500 companies. Phil holds a B.S. from University of Michigan Engineering.
Learn More: https://twitter.com/PhilJBonello
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Peter Sherif Wolf Of Bitcoins: Dark Web To Bitcoin Trader
Peter Sherif is the creator of Wolf Of Bitcoins and crypto investor. In this chat we discuss his introduction to Bitcoin on the dark web, supporting Wikileaks, investing in Bitcoin early and riding the ICO wave, opening crypto exchanges, Bitcoin as sound money, how Bitcoin impacts a possible recession, the chances of Libra launching, and of course robots.
Peter Sherif is the person behind the popular crypto Instagram account Wolf Of Bitcoins. He is a crypto trader who invested in Bitcoin and altcoins early. He also works full time as an advisor and head of business development for ChainCreator who are multinational Crypto investment company and offer Crypto exchanges as a white label solution.
Takatoshi Shibayama CEO Blockshine Singapore: Japan Economics, Blockchain, Investment Funds, Corporate Restructuring
Takatoshi Shibayama is the CEO of Blockshine Singapore. In this chat we discuss getting into investment funds, blockchain solutions and the current state of the industry, how corporate restructuring works, the past, present, and future of the Japanese economy, living in Tokyo, raising capital and investing strategies, and how Taka achieves maximum performance and success.
Takatoshi Shibayama is the CEO of Blockshine Singapore, providing blockchain consulting and solutions. He has been a corporate restructuring specialist for 17 years, analysing and investing in complicated special situation events of companies. He started his career in investment banking industry, later joined a US hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management, and then co-founded 3D Investment Partners in Singapore.
Learn More: https://blockshine.com/
Anthony Pompliano Partner Morgan Creek: Cracking The Entrepreneurship and Bitcoin Code
Anthony Pompliano is partner at Morgan Creek Digital. In this chat we discuss growing up in an Italian household, getting the call for duty, adapting to life after the army, first business and defining moment in entrepreneurship, what makes a great entrepreneur, getting into the investment fund game, the current economy with respect to inflation and possible recession, the impact of Bitcoin, advising President Trump, Aliens and Bob Lazar, and the evolution of robots.
Anthony Pompliano, affectionately known as Pomp, invests capital across the crypto ecosystem on behalf of institutional investors. He also runs Off The Chain, a popular podcast and email newsletter aimed at educating professional investors on the crypto industry. Morgan Creek Digital assets is backed by the institutional investment house Morgan Creek Capital, which has $1.5 billion in assets under management. The firm launched a Digital Asset Index Fund in late August, which gives accredited investors indirect exposure to Bitcoin, Ethereum and eight other large market cap assets, although not pre-mined cryptos such as Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM).
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HuiChi Man Director Provenance Events: Preparing Your Blockchain Startup For Event Success
HuiChi Man is Founder and Director of Provenance Events. In this chat we discuss current issues with blockchain events and how to fix them, the difference between blockchain startups and other types of startups, when a startup is ready to scale, the pros and cons of working in a decentralised team, product growth strategies, and the upcoming Japan Blockchain Week.
I will be moderating a panel at Provenance Summit on Oct 14 in Tokyo. Use discount code TEAMZ to redeem $100 discount on Provenance Summit tickets >> http://www.provenance.events/
HuiChi is the Founder of Provenance Events. HuiChi enjoys working with innovative startups and transformative technology. HuiChi’s goal is to help entrepreneurs, startups, enterprises and governments understand the capabilities of building with blockchain technology – meaning developing the product first. HuiChi helps startups and enterprises with hosting their events and marketing globally. Previously, founded her own tech startup Reecescribe which was accelerated through Ireland’s national entrepreneurship programmes; LEO Dublin City & Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers programme. (The youngest person to be accepted on Enterprise Ireland’s programme).
Mansoor Madhavji Partner BlockchainFF: Ultimate Marketing Strategy For Any Blockchain Project
Mansoor Madhavji is Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund. In this chat we discuss when a token makes sense for a project, how to find your target market, best ways to keep users engaged, digital marketing strategies working right now, creating viral content, the best marketing metrics to track, overcoming bots, scaling, and how to keep investors interested in seeing the project grow.
Mansoor Madhavji 穆大胜 is a Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier Start-ups and consults companies and governmental organizations on emerging technologies. He has supported numerous projects on developing sophisticated economic models, go-to-market and branding strategies. Mansoor has created unique cost-effective growth hacks for portfolio companies and past clients that surpassed customer acquisition benchmarks. Mansoor serves as an advisor to innovative AgTech, FinTech, eSports & AI start-ups including Agryo, Pay1x, Jiang Hu, and mltrons. He previously led growth and marketing strategy as Head of Content with an innovative technology company launching secure digital currency exchanges across South East Asia and India. Mansoor is also an early stage investor in emerging technology companies including blockchain, machine learning, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning. He is a mentor with Chinaccelerator, one of the global elite accelerator programs operated by the venture fund SOSV with $500M+ AUM and the Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX) which helps the best mobile startups from around the world acquire millions of users in Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe and South America with 167 million users on its smartphone platform. Prior to his focus on early stage companies, Mansoor traded equities and derivatives and ran an international digital marketing and branding agency across North America and Asia.
Special Thank You + Solar Powered Bitcoin Mining Explained With Ramak Sedigh
This episode starts off with a special thank you message from the host. We’re starting a new fun promotion for everyone to take part in. You can get the details on the podcast. Also, the host Eric gives a little background into how he ended up in Tokyo from Toronto.
As well, we included an interview Eric did with Ramak Sedigh, CEO of Plouton Mining at Futurist Conference in Toronto. In this chat we speak with Ramak Sedigh CEO of Plouton Mining at Blockchain Futurist Conference in Toronto. He gives a closer look into mining and how Plouton Mining is changing the industry.
➤ What is Bitcoin Mining and why it’s needed for the network to run?
➤ Is mining power centralized into China or is starting to spread to new locations?
➤ What is distributed mining and how solar power is helping move the industry forward?
Plus much more!
Ramak has been a life-long entrepreneur across many industries who is bringing his multi-disciplinary talents and track record of success to the cryptocurrency mining industry. Ramak began his professional life in the real estate industry by helping build acquire and operate a 1900-unit apartment portfolio in Houston in late 1980s. Later, he started, built and sold a successful online tenant screening service with one of the early nationwide criminal databases in the US. He has been involved in ASIC mining and specifically Bitcoin mining, from selling equipment online to operating miners since 2017. Ramak has a BS in Political Science from the University of Houston and is fluent in English, Farsi, & French.
Learn more: https://www.ploutonmining.com/
Elena Kang Director Huobi Korea: Cryptocurrency Trading Industry in Korea Uncovered
Elena Kang is Director of Huobi Korea. In this chat we discuss day-to-day life working at a crypto exchange, Busan and becoming a regulation free blockchain zone, barriers towards cryptocurrency and not blockchain, her opinion on Bitcoin and crypto, the Kimchi Premium, the dense crypto trading industry in Korea, future and limitations of DEX, the lack of guidelines for exchanges and impacts, and much more.
Elena is director of Huobi Korea where she plans strategies to survive in the Korean market as a foreign exchange in the country. She studied finance and worked in securities in New York. After working in securities she became a news broadcaster at Korea Economy TV.
Chieh Liu CEO Overbit: Trading Bitcoin Derivatives With Leverage
Chieh Liu is CEO of Overbit. In this chat we discuss the difference between working in Asia compared to North America, FX vs crypto markets, how leverage trading works, how Overbit is sourcing liquidity, what a CFD is, how derivatives can impact the crypto markets, the possibility of buying equities with Bitcoin, competing with Bitmex, and dealing with regulations.
Chieh is an entrepreneur and investor. Founder of several successful technology and finance companies. He has over eight years experiences in FX trading and derivative products. He also has extensive experience in blockchain and one of the early blockchain evangelists in the professional consulting space. Throughout his career, Chieh has worked in China, Hong Kong, U.K, U.S, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Chieh has a degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona, California, US.
Sign Up For Overbit: https://www.overbit.com/a/8j34st
Kevin Kelly Co-Founder Delphi Digital: Complete Macro Economic Outlook For Bitcoin Investors
Kevin Kelly is Co-Founder and Principal of Delphi Digital. In this chat we discuss a breakdown of Delphi’s recent economic macro outlook, the implications of rate cuts, the inverted yield curve, Asian currencies being devalued compared to USD, US treasuries, the roadmap from her that could lead to a depression, the perfect storm for Bitcoin, why Gold and Bitcoin both have value, breakdown of UTXO’s, and Bitcoin maximalism.
Kevin comes with a background in traditional equity research. In his prior role as a U.S. Equity Strategist, Kevin provided insight on global equity markets for a vast array of institutional clients. He brings with him extensive experience in equity market data, analytics, and research, often being cited in financial journalism or discussing markets on financial media outlets (TV, radio, etc.). Kevin’s passion for this space has afforded him the opportunity to bridge the gap between traditional market analysis and blockchain-specific applications. He strives to grow institutional awareness of cryptoassets and their allocation benefits in today’s unique investing environment. Kevin is a CFA charterholder with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics.
Sign Up For Delphi Digital: https://www.delphidigital.io
Jason Choi Head of Research Spartan Group: Deep Dive Into Crypto Investment Analysis
Jason Choi is Head of Research at Spartan Group and host of the Blockcrunch Podcast. In this chat we discuss how to start when evaluating a project, the fundamentals of token research, what on-chain metrics are most important, equity vs token investing, economic factors when investing, risk management and diversifying a portfolio, Blockstack, and Bitcoin against government and economic uncertainty.
Jason first came across Bitcoin while a student at the Wharton School of Business. There, he helped launch Contrary Capital, a decentralized venture fund backed by executives from Facebook, Tesla, Twitch, and Reddit. As the host of the ongoing Blockcrunch Podcast, Jason partnered with 500 Startups to produce a miniseries on blockchain scaling. Prior to returning to Hong Kong, Jason was an analyst at Deloitte Consulting’s New York office assisting with the firm’s fintech and blockchain initiatives, and spent time at macro fund Bridgewater Associates. He has spoken at blockchain events in New York, San Francisco, Singapore and Hong Kong, and previously contributed to The Huffington Post and Forbes on tech.
Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
Cathy Zhu CEO BW: Competitive Challenges Impacting Crypto Exchanges
Cathy Zhu is CEO of crypto exchange BW. In this chat we discuss the high efficiency of business professionals in China, the goals of the Chinese government, day-to-day life running a crypto exchange, the current challenges faced by cryptocurrency exchanges in a highly competitive market, the difference between fake and real trading volumes, crypto derivatives, decentralized exchanges, exchange tokens like BNB, and a robot waiter serving Chinese hot pot.
Cathy Zhu started trading cryptocurrencies in 2015. She has extensive experience in the corporate world working with HP and also with crypto exchanges Digifinex, ZBG, and now BW. She is a strategy development professional with a focus on business operation and business development. She speaks four languages.
Visit BW: https://www.bw.com/
Aly Madhavji Partner Blockchain Founders Fund: The Biggest Investing Opportunities In Blockchain
Aly Madhavji is Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund. In this chat we discuss his slightly sketchy first experience with crypto, tokens vs equity investing, biggest opportunities right now to invest in, obstacles faced by blockchain companies, working with the United Nations and how blockchain is helping charities and the unbanked, the present and future of blockchain, Asia vs USA in adopting crypto, and the latest news in Asia surrounding crypto including the US China trade wars and recent currency scandal.
Aly Madhavji 穆亚霖 is the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier Start-ups and consults companies and governmental organizations on emerging technologies. He is a Senior Investment Advisor to BitBlock Capital and Fiat Capital Fund, and a Co-Founder of a digital currency exchange. He has served on various blockchain advisory roles including Polymath and traditional advisory boards including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council. He consults organizations such as the United Nations (UN) on emerging technology solutions to help alleviate poverty, support business ecosystems, and increase financial inclusion to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books, including the award-winning book titled, “Your Guide to Succeed in University”, and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine. He is a mentor with Chinaccelerator operated by SOSV with $500M+ AUM and the Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX) with 167 million users on its smartphone platform. Aly was previously a Consultant focused on corporate turnarounds and worked on strategy for PayPal and INSEAD. He has lived and worked across 4 continents (North/South America, Europe, and Asia) with PwC, PayPal, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and INSEAD. Aly holds a Master of Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar from Tsinghua University, a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (Singapore and France), and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Toronto.
Visit Blockchain Founders Fund: https://blockchainff.com/
Tomohiro Yamaguchi Executive Managing Director SBI: Changing Banking With Blockchain
Tomohiro Yamaguchi is Executive Managing Director at SBI Fintech Solutions. In this chat we discuss his background and role at SBI, SBI’s commitment to blockchain technology, their investment into Ripple, cross border transactions within banks and the affect on international business, Libra and bank tokens, blockchain in the Middle East, and opportunities for investors.
Yamaguchi-san is an 18-year experienced pioneer in finance business and payment/international money transfer industry, in charge of new projects, management and development in Japan and overseas Fintech business. In addition, he is representative of global investment, international money transferring, blockchain space. He was in charge of overseas business development (including fund and financing services) for the SBI group. He leads a team of 17 business development directors.
Seth Lim CEO Soar Labs: Early XRP Whale Discusses Secrets Of Ripple
Seth Lim is founder and CEO of Indonesian crypto exchange Soar Labs and exclusive watch company Watch Gain. In this chat we discuss how he discovered Ripple and invested in it, his time in the army, growing Ripple in China, secrets behind how XRP and Ripple work, what we can expect out of Ripple in the future, starting his crypto exchange in Indonesia, and luxury watches.
Seth Lim is the CEO and founder of Soar Labs and cryptocurrency exchange soarexchange.io. He oversees the strategy and plan for Soarcoin’s growth and drives the passion and process behind the scenes at Soar Labs. He became part of the Cryptocurrency community back in 2011 with his first purchases of Bitcoin and began building his cryptocurrency portfolio. In 2016, he was managing a $80m private funds from investors in China and Dubai to invest in Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Dogecoin. He was also one of the pioneer in China for promoting the adoption of Ripple Gateway when Ripple was unknown to the market.
Mike Kayamori CEO Liquid And Quoine: Golden Age Of Crypto Is Just Starting
Mike Kayamori is co-founder and CEO of crypto exchange Liquid and Quoine. In this chat we discuss his background in finance and eventually joining the crypto industry, Liquid’s mission statement, stablecoins, crypto exchange issues including trading volumes, security tokens, appropriate regulation, impact of Libra and Calibra on Bitcoin, encouraging innovation in Japan, Telegram token sale on Liquid, the beginning of new monetary policy, and humans potentially evolving into robots.
Inspired by the innovative disruption of blockchain and digital currencies, Mike co-founded QUOINE in 2014 with Mario. Mike brings over 22 years of experience in investments, business management, IT and venture capital across Japan, the United States, India and Southeast Asia.
Prior to QUOINE, Mike was a Senior Vice President at SoftBank Group, managing its Asia operations and investments with SingTel and Bharti Group. He was also the Chief Investment Officer of Gungho Asia, the creator of Puzzle and Dragons.
Before SoftBank, Mike was a Senior Director at Globespan Capital Partners, a Palo Alto- based venture capital fund with over USD1.2 billion under management.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Franklyn Richards CEO Litecoin Haus: An Early Pioneer Of Litecoin
Franklyn Richards is founder of Litecoin Haus, operator of Litecoin.com, and director of Litecoin Foundation. In this chat we discuss his journey of getting involved with Litecoin in 2012/2013 as a teenager, the Litecoin blockchain and how its being used today, the upcoming Litecoin halving, his excitement for cryptocurrency, crypto regulation, Bitcoin ETF, Libra coin, how to use Litecoin, going to Mars, and robots evolution into society.
Franklyn Richards joined the Litecoin team in 2013 and In 2016 became a Founding director of the Litecoin Foundation. In 2018 he then helped the Swiss Company ‘Zulu Republic’ develop L I T E the first trustless SMS and Social media messenger wallet, to bring cryptocurrency to the disconnected. Finally in 2019 he set up Litecoin Haus to support Litecoin and operate Litecoin.com
Adam Farthing VP AiX: Former Market Maker Details His Support For Digital Assets
Adam Farthing is a former market maker and Vice President of AiX. In this chat we talk about his experience as a market maker, journey to becoming a professional trader, traditional institutions and getting them into crypto, issues that large volume traders are facing with crypto, background into the AiX platform and how it will help traders, Bitcoin ETF, Gold and private wealth markets being impacted by Bitcoin, and robots becoming the next human evolution.
Adam brings over 20 years of experience of trading financial markets. Adam spent 13 years at Deutsche Bank, firstly trading FX options, and later precious metal options. Adam was involved with the initial set-up of the market for iron ore derivatives, and after DB, moved to Gunvor to run their iron ore book for 4 years. Adam has been based between Tokyo and Singapore ever since initially moving to Japan in 2004 while trading JPY options.
Rose Sun Managing Partner BICA Investment Fund: The Impact Of Cryptocurrency On The Global Economy
Rose Sun is managing partner of BICA Investment Fund. In this chat we talk about how Rose got involved in crypto and became on early stage investor in Vechain, traditional institutions getting into crypto, Bitcoin and its affect on the global economy, China and USA trade negotiations, Bitcoin ETF, bank coins, and what she enjoys doing beyond crypto.
Rose Sun is a young successful crypto investor from China, investing in over 20 projects and managing 200k ETH in another fund.