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Flippening - For Crypto Investors
Flippening - For Crypto Investors

Flippening - For Crypto Investors

Clay Collins

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Flippening is for cryptocurrency investors. Each week we discuss the cryptocurrency economy, new investment strategies for maximizing returns, and stories from the front lines of financial disruption. Flippening is for a new class of investors that were not part of the financial services world before bitcoin, but got into finance because of their passion for cryptoassets, blockchain, altcoins, and distributed ledger technology.

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Part 2: Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - (Ep. 0063)

This episode is the second of a two-part conversation with Will Warren and Amir Bandeali, co-founders of 0x (which issues the ZRX token), an open-source protocol that powers the decentralized exchange of tokens on Ethereum. This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, John Jansen from Deribit, and Mario Lozada from Liquid. My conversation with Will and Amir is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Decentralized exchange before DEXs- Chapter 2: A short history of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 3: The current state of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 4: An exploration of the future In this episode, we finish chapter 3 and cover chapter 4. We discuss: Ways that 0x relayers can compete for users How 0x Mesh enables a more efficient marketplace KYC and AML on DEXs The introduction of bridge contracts in v3 Lesser-known use cases for 0x Why DEXs are suited for security tokens The potential of prediction markets like Augur and Gnosis Launching a 0x relayer in just a couple of minutes SponsorsCrypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io. Nomics’ Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

42 MIN13 h ago
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Part 2: Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - (Ep. 0063)

The State of Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - Part 1 (Ep. 0062)

This episode is the first of a two-part conversation with Will Warren and Amir Bandeali, co-founders of 0x. 0x is an open-source protocol that powers the decentralized exchange of tokens on Ethereum. This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, John Jansen from Deribit, and Mario Lozada from Liquid. My conversation with Will and Amir is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Decentralized exchange before DEXs- Chapter 2: A short history of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 3: The current state of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 4: An exploration of the future In this episode, we cover chapters 1, 2, and part of chapter 3. In the next episode, we finish chapter 3 and cover chapter 4. In this episode, we discuss: How Amir and Will got into cryptocurrency Why Ethereum needed a protocol like 0x Why 0x decided to open source The early days of decentralized exchange The benefits of moving order books off-exchange Obstacles to the mass adoption of DEXs Present-day DeFi vs. ICO Mania 0x's corporate structure Changes to token economics in v3 SponsorsCrypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io. Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

44 MIN4 d ago
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The State of Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - Part 1 (Ep. 0062)

Nomics’ Lead Investor on Growing Startups Outside the Valley w/ Patrick Meenan of Arthur Ventures

I'm joined by Patrick Meenan, General Partner at Arthur Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in B2B software companies located outside of San Francisco. Patrick has been with Arthur Ventures since 2012. He's also a board member at Nomics, the company that produces this podcast. This interview is relevant to blockchain startups. Indeed, most blockchain startups are not in the Valley and even if they were, the standard playbooks wouldn’t apply to many of them because of the unique dynamics of this space. In this episode, we discuss methods and approaches for funding, growing, and operating a company outside Silicon Valley or even the United States.As a side note, Patrick and I go back quite a bit. He was involved in the first round of funding for my previous company, LeadPages, which went on to acquire an email service provider called Drip. We’ve sat on a board together for over six years. My conversation with Patrick is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Lessons learned investing outside the Valley- Chapter 2: Business operations - Chapter 3: Fundraising outside the Valley- Chapter 4: Blockchain-based investment opportunities In this episode, we discuss: Patrick's background prior to joining Arthur Ventures The origin of Arthur Ventures The first thing Patrick learned about early-stage investing The danger of using a Bay Area playbook outside the Valley How good companies share common characteristics How Patrick finds opportunities outside of San Francisco Different reasons why companies take capital How Patrick evaluates a company's growth prospects Why Arthur Ventures prefers to be the lead - or only - investor Mistakes that can derail a company's growth The right and wrong times to take liquidity How entrepreneurs can find VCs outside the Valley What to pay attention to in a term sheet How to run an effective board meeting Why it's an encouraging time to be in blockchain SponsorsCrypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io.Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

67 MIN2 w ago
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Nomics’ Lead Investor on Growing Startups Outside the Valley w/ Patrick Meenan of Arthur Ventures

Why Institutional Investors Are Flocking to Liquid (Crypto Exchange) w/ Mario Lozada, Sponsored by Nexo - (Ep. 0060)

Welcome to this conversation with Mario Lozada, co-founder, President, and CTO at Liquid , a cryptocurrency exchange . Liquid launched in 2014. In 2017, they raised over $100 million in an ICO for their utility token, QASH . In the past year, they've done nearly $100 billion in real volume. This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) , Binance CFO Wei Zhou , Ivan Poon from Switcheo , Alex Wearn from IDEX , Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX , and John Jansen from Deribit . My conversation with Mario is split into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: The current state of Liquid - Chapter 2: Revenue sources - Chapter 3: Liquid’s product roadmap - Chapter 4: Branding - Chapter 5: The future for Liquid and the crypto space In this episode we discuss: Mario’s background Working with Japanese regulatory agencies The value of customer feedback Why spot markets outnumber derivatives platforms Exciting new products Sponsors Crypto Loans By Nexo Nexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io . Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting market cap data , instead of identifying opportunities then check out the Nomics API .

72 MIN3 w ago
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Why Institutional Investors Are Flocking to Liquid (Crypto Exchange) w/ Mario Lozada, Sponsored by Nexo - (Ep. 0060)

Crypto Exchange Volume Spamming w/ Rob Paone of the Crypto Bobby Podcast - (Ep. 0059)

My guest today is actually me, Clay. Inthis episode, I am interviewed by Rob Paone. Rob is the host of the Crypto Bobby Podcast. He’s also the founder of Proof of Talent, a boutique recruiting firm that helps companies fill positions in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. A few months ago, Rob interviewed me for his podcast and I liked the content so much that I asked Rob if I could air a modified version of that conversation here on the Flippening. He generously said yes, so here we are. By the way, this is the second time I’ve been on Rob’s show. You can listen to my firstinterview with Rob at episode #11. In this conversation, Rob and I explore: - How and why crypto exchanges spam aggregators like CoinMarketCap -What ticker stuffing is and how it works -Why referring to fake volume as wash trading is an inaccurate description of the problem -Why liquidity providers that are really just providing volume as a service to exchanges and crypto projects are hurting the space -What the crypto data ecosystem needs if it really wants to grow up In this episode we discuss: The impact ofthe BitWise report What is driving fake volume on exchanges The difference between exchange spamming, volume spamming, and ticker stuffing Whyfake volume matters and who it impacts the most How retail traders can protect themselves from fake volume How Nomics is combatting exchange spam with transparencyratings Why keeping up with exchange spamwill be an ongoingbattle Sponsors Crypto Loans ByNexo Nexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals can also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them atinstitutions@nexo.io. Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingestingmarket cap data, instead of identifying opportunities, or if you’re tired of interpolated data and want raw primary source trades delivered simply and consistently with top-notch support in SLAs, then check out theNomics API.

45 MINNOV 2
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Crypto Exchange Volume Spamming w/ Rob Paone of the Crypto Bobby Podcast - (Ep. 0059)

Part 2: The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore (Ep. 0058)

This episode is the second and final installment of our two-part series on the history of crypto exchanges. Once again, I'm joined by Nathaniel Whittemore, a freelance crypto communications strategist. This conversation is part of a larger series we’re doing on crypto exchanges. As part of this series, we’ve already interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng ZhaoandJohn Jansen from Deribit,among others. Nathaniel and I are teaming up to write an article about the history of cryptocurrency exchanges. In this two-part series, we explore the main ideas from that article and share our understanding of how the crypto exchange ecosystem has evolved over time. This conversation is broken up into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: The pre-history of Bitcoin and how regulation from that era still affects us today-Chapter 2: An exploration of the first crypto exchange that launched only a year after Bitcoin went live-Chapter 3: The Mt. Gox story and the fallout caused by that hack-Chapter 4: The rise of ICOs ...

62 MINOCT 26
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Part 2: The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore (Ep. 0058)

The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore - Part 1 (Ep. 0057)

This episode is the first installment of our two-part series on the history of crypto exchanges. I’m joined by Nathaniel Whittemore, freelance crypto communications strategist and curator of Long-Reads Sundays on Twitter. This conversation is part of a larger series we’re doing on crypto exchanges. As part of this series, we’ve already interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Ivan Poon from Switcheo,& John Jansen from Deribit,among others. Nathaniel and I are teaming up to write an article about the history of cryptocurrency exchanges. In this two-part series, we explore the main ideas from that article and share our understanding of how cryptocurrency exchanges and the crypto exchange ecosystem have evolved over time. This conversation is broken up into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: The pre-history of Bitcoin and how regulation from that era still affects us today-Chapter 2: An exploration of the first crypto exchange that launched only a year after Bitcoin went live-Chapter 3: T...

43 MINOCT 22
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The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore - Part 1 (Ep. 0057)

How Deribit Does $500 Million in Real Volume Per Day w/ John Jansen (Ep. 0056)

Welcome to this conversation with John Jansen, CEO of Deribit. Deribit launched in 2016 and is one of the first futures and options crypto exchanges. At the time of this recording, Deribit does half a billion dollars of (real) volume per day. I should also note that Deribit has completed a “deep data integration” with Nomics.com. With this integration, Deribit receives an A+ crypto exchange rating. This interview is part of a series of interviews I’m doing with exchange operators. As part ofthis series, we’ve already interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, as well as Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, and Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX. If you run a top 50cryptoexchange by volume, I want to speak with you as part of this series. Please reach out to set that up.My conversation with John Jansenis broken up into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: What derivatives options and futures are -Chapter 2: The current state of crypto derivatives exchanges -Chapter 3: The current state of Deribit -Chapter 4: Brand differentiation and growth hacking for crypto exchanges-Chapter 5: An exploration of the future In this episode we discuss: Deribit’s origin story How Deribit is funded Why most exchange operators don't really use social media How leverage changes as your position increases How crypto derivatives exchanges differ from derivatives exchanges in traditionalfinance Why more people have started spot exchanges versus derivatives exchanges How Deribitdifferentiates itself from the rest of the market How the crypto derivatives space has evolved over time Derivatives contracts volume versus spot exchange volume Why Deribit attracts institutional investors The number of Deribitusers Deribit’s revenue figures Why Deribit uses geofencing Deribit’s future developments What MassQuoteProtections (MQP) are Sponsor Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API The Nomics API offers squeaky clean and normalized primary source trade data offered through fast and modern endpoints. Instead of having to integrate with severalcrypto exchanges, you can get everything through one screaming fast fire hose. If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingestingmarket cap data, instead of identifying opportunities or if you’re tired of interpolated data and want raw primary source trades delivered simply and consistently with top-notch support in SLAs, then check us outhere.Or if you’d like to order historical cryptocurrency market data as CSV exports from top exchanges, email us atsales@nomics.com.

54 MINOCT 2
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How Deribit Does $500 Million in Real Volume Per Day w/ John Jansen (Ep. 0056)

Part 2: Insane Growth of Derivatives Exchange FTX w/ CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Ep. 0055)

Welcome to part two of thisseries on crypto derivatives trading. Once again, I'm joined by Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, one of the fastest-growing crypto derivatives exchangesin the space. FTX launched in April of 2019, and at the time of this recording, does around $100 million dollars in daily volume. Sam is also CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm that provides liquidity to crypto markets worldwide. Alameda manages over $100 million in digital assets and trades $600 million to $1.5 billion dollars per day across thousands of products. They are responsible for approximately 5% of all (legitimate) crypto exchange volume. This deep-dive is broken up into 7 chapters: - Chapter 1: Quantitative trading -Chapter 2: The relationship between Alameda Research and FTX -Chapter 3: The current state of crypto derivatives trading -Chapter 4: The similarities and differences between leveraged volume and spot market volume -Chapter 5: The current state of FTX -Chapter 6: Growth hacking and brand differentiation in the crypto derivatives exchange space -Chapter 7: An exploration of what the future might look like Chapters 1 through 3 were covered in episode 54. In today’s episode, we focus on chapters 4 through 7. In this episode we discuss: Why leveraged volume and spot market volume are essentially the same Why the FTX and Alameda Research teams are distributed throughout the world (Antigua, Tokyo,Hong Kong, etc.) How US regulators approach the crypto space differently from othercountries Why emerging markets with less developed financial ecosystems are quickly adoptingcrypto WhatFTX is doing to differentiate theirplatform in the crypto derivatives exchange space How much revenueFTXis currently generating The importance ofWeChat for building crypto communities in China Why co-location is not a big deal yet but will eventually be in the future Sponsor Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API The Nomics API offers squeaky clean and normalized primary source trade data offered through fast and modern endpoints. Instead of having to integrate with severalcrypto exchanges, you can get everything through one screaming fast fire hose. If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingestingmarket cap data, instead of identifying opportunities or if you’re tired of interpolated data and want raw primary source trades delivered simply and consistently with top-notch support in SLAs, then check us outhere.Or if you’d like to order historical cryptocurrency market data as CSV exports from top exchanges, email us atsales@nomics.com.

37 MINSEP 21
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Part 2: Insane Growth of Derivatives Exchange FTX w/ CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Ep. 0055)

The Insane Growth of a Crypto Derivatives Exchange That Just Launched 4 Months Ago w/ Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX - Part 1 (Ep. 0054)

Welcome to part 1 of this series on crypto derivatives trading. I’m joined by Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, one of the fastest-growing crypto derivatives exchanges. FTX launched in April of 2019, and at the time of this recording, does around $100 million dollars in daily volume. Sam is also CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm that provides liquidity to crypto markets worldwide. Alameda manages over $100 million in digital assets and trades $600 million to $1.5 billion dollars per day across thousands of products. They are responsible for approximately 5% of all (legitimate) crypto exchange volume. This conversation is broken up into 7 chapters: - Chapter 1: Quantitative trading -Chapter 2: The relationship between Alameda Research and FTX -Chapter 3: The current state of crypto derivatives trading -Chapter 4: The similarities and differences between leveraged volume and spot market volume -Chapter 5: The current state of FTX -Chapter 6: Growth hacking and bra...

73 MINSEP 14
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The Insane Growth of a Crypto Derivatives Exchange That Just Launched 4 Months Ago w/ Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX - Part 1 (Ep. 0054)

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Part 2: Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - (Ep. 0063)

This episode is the second of a two-part conversation with Will Warren and Amir Bandeali, co-founders of 0x (which issues the ZRX token), an open-source protocol that powers the decentralized exchange of tokens on Ethereum. This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, John Jansen from Deribit, and Mario Lozada from Liquid. My conversation with Will and Amir is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Decentralized exchange before DEXs- Chapter 2: A short history of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 3: The current state of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 4: An exploration of the future In this episode, we finish chapter 3 and cover chapter 4. We discuss: Ways that 0x relayers can compete for users How 0x Mesh enables a more efficient marketplace KYC and AML on DEXs The introduction of bridge contracts in v3 Lesser-known use cases for 0x Why DEXs are suited for security tokens The potential of prediction markets like Augur and Gnosis Launching a 0x relayer in just a couple of minutes SponsorsCrypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io. Nomics’ Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

42 MIN13 h ago
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Part 2: Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - (Ep. 0063)

The State of Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - Part 1 (Ep. 0062)

This episode is the first of a two-part conversation with Will Warren and Amir Bandeali, co-founders of 0x. 0x is an open-source protocol that powers the decentralized exchange of tokens on Ethereum. This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, John Jansen from Deribit, and Mario Lozada from Liquid. My conversation with Will and Amir is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Decentralized exchange before DEXs- Chapter 2: A short history of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 3: The current state of DEXs and 0x- Chapter 4: An exploration of the future In this episode, we cover chapters 1, 2, and part of chapter 3. In the next episode, we finish chapter 3 and cover chapter 4. In this episode, we discuss: How Amir and Will got into cryptocurrency Why Ethereum needed a protocol like 0x Why 0x decided to open source The early days of decentralized exchange The benefits of moving order books off-exchange Obstacles to the mass adoption of DEXs Present-day DeFi vs. ICO Mania 0x's corporate structure Changes to token economics in v3 SponsorsCrypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io. Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

44 MIN4 d ago
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The State of Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - Part 1 (Ep. 0062)

Nomics’ Lead Investor on Growing Startups Outside the Valley w/ Patrick Meenan of Arthur Ventures

I'm joined by Patrick Meenan, General Partner at Arthur Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in B2B software companies located outside of San Francisco. Patrick has been with Arthur Ventures since 2012. He's also a board member at Nomics, the company that produces this podcast. This interview is relevant to blockchain startups. Indeed, most blockchain startups are not in the Valley and even if they were, the standard playbooks wouldn’t apply to many of them because of the unique dynamics of this space. In this episode, we discuss methods and approaches for funding, growing, and operating a company outside Silicon Valley or even the United States.As a side note, Patrick and I go back quite a bit. He was involved in the first round of funding for my previous company, LeadPages, which went on to acquire an email service provider called Drip. We’ve sat on a board together for over six years. My conversation with Patrick is split into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: Lessons learned investing outside the Valley- Chapter 2: Business operations - Chapter 3: Fundraising outside the Valley- Chapter 4: Blockchain-based investment opportunities In this episode, we discuss: Patrick's background prior to joining Arthur Ventures The origin of Arthur Ventures The first thing Patrick learned about early-stage investing The danger of using a Bay Area playbook outside the Valley How good companies share common characteristics How Patrick finds opportunities outside of San Francisco Different reasons why companies take capital How Patrick evaluates a company's growth prospects Why Arthur Ventures prefers to be the lead - or only - investor Mistakes that can derail a company's growth The right and wrong times to take liquidity How entrepreneurs can find VCs outside the Valley What to pay attention to in a term sheet How to run an effective board meeting Why it's an encouraging time to be in blockchain SponsorsCrypto Loans By NexoNexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io.Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data APIIf you spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting crypto market cap data from cryptoasset exchanges, then check us out.

67 MIN2 w ago
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Nomics’ Lead Investor on Growing Startups Outside the Valley w/ Patrick Meenan of Arthur Ventures

Why Institutional Investors Are Flocking to Liquid (Crypto Exchange) w/ Mario Lozada, Sponsored by Nexo - (Ep. 0060)

Welcome to this conversation with Mario Lozada, co-founder, President, and CTO at Liquid , a cryptocurrency exchange . Liquid launched in 2014. In 2017, they raised over $100 million in an ICO for their utility token, QASH . In the past year, they've done nearly $100 billion in real volume. This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) , Binance CFO Wei Zhou , Ivan Poon from Switcheo , Alex Wearn from IDEX , Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX , and John Jansen from Deribit . My conversation with Mario is split into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: The current state of Liquid - Chapter 2: Revenue sources - Chapter 3: Liquid’s product roadmap - Chapter 4: Branding - Chapter 5: The future for Liquid and the crypto space In this episode we discuss: Mario’s background Working with Japanese regulatory agencies The value of customer feedback Why spot markets outnumber derivatives platforms Exciting new products Sponsors Crypto Loans By Nexo Nexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. And Nexo has a BIG announcement related to credit lines: annual interest rates for credit lines are now starting at just 5.9% - which may very well be the lowest borrowing rate in the whole industry. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them at institutions@nexo.io . Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingesting market cap data , instead of identifying opportunities then check out the Nomics API .

72 MIN3 w ago
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Why Institutional Investors Are Flocking to Liquid (Crypto Exchange) w/ Mario Lozada, Sponsored by Nexo - (Ep. 0060)

Crypto Exchange Volume Spamming w/ Rob Paone of the Crypto Bobby Podcast - (Ep. 0059)

My guest today is actually me, Clay. Inthis episode, I am interviewed by Rob Paone. Rob is the host of the Crypto Bobby Podcast. He’s also the founder of Proof of Talent, a boutique recruiting firm that helps companies fill positions in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. A few months ago, Rob interviewed me for his podcast and I liked the content so much that I asked Rob if I could air a modified version of that conversation here on the Flippening. He generously said yes, so here we are. By the way, this is the second time I’ve been on Rob’s show. You can listen to my firstinterview with Rob at episode #11. In this conversation, Rob and I explore: - How and why crypto exchanges spam aggregators like CoinMarketCap -What ticker stuffing is and how it works -Why referring to fake volume as wash trading is an inaccurate description of the problem -Why liquidity providers that are really just providing volume as a service to exchanges and crypto projects are hurting the space -What the crypto data ecosystem needs if it really wants to grow up In this episode we discuss: The impact ofthe BitWise report What is driving fake volume on exchanges The difference between exchange spamming, volume spamming, and ticker stuffing Whyfake volume matters and who it impacts the most How retail traders can protect themselves from fake volume How Nomics is combatting exchange spam with transparencyratings Why keeping up with exchange spamwill be an ongoingbattle Sponsors Crypto Loans ByNexo Nexo is the only lender offering INSTANT crypto credit lines, which let you use digital assets as collateral to get cash in 45 fiat currencies and stablecoins. Nexo is also a strategic partner of exchanges, OTC desks, and crypto funds through its portfolio of structured financial products. Institutional counterparties can earn up to 8% annually on their idle stablecoins, enter into asset swap agreements, or directly borrow crypto. Individuals can also park their cash and stablecoins at Nexo’s Interest-Earning account to get an annual return of 8%. What’s more - interest is paid out daily and you can add or withdraw funds at ANY time. So if you are looking to borrow, lend, or swap digital assets, Nexo is your GO-TO PARTNER. Definitely explore nexo.io or reach them atinstitutions@nexo.io. Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingestingmarket cap data, instead of identifying opportunities, or if you’re tired of interpolated data and want raw primary source trades delivered simply and consistently with top-notch support in SLAs, then check out theNomics API.

45 MINNOV 2
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Crypto Exchange Volume Spamming w/ Rob Paone of the Crypto Bobby Podcast - (Ep. 0059)

Part 2: The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore (Ep. 0058)

This episode is the second and final installment of our two-part series on the history of crypto exchanges. Once again, I'm joined by Nathaniel Whittemore, a freelance crypto communications strategist. This conversation is part of a larger series we’re doing on crypto exchanges. As part of this series, we’ve already interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng ZhaoandJohn Jansen from Deribit,among others. Nathaniel and I are teaming up to write an article about the history of cryptocurrency exchanges. In this two-part series, we explore the main ideas from that article and share our understanding of how the crypto exchange ecosystem has evolved over time. This conversation is broken up into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: The pre-history of Bitcoin and how regulation from that era still affects us today-Chapter 2: An exploration of the first crypto exchange that launched only a year after Bitcoin went live-Chapter 3: The Mt. Gox story and the fallout caused by that hack-Chapter 4: The rise of ICOs ...

62 MINOCT 26
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Part 2: The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore (Ep. 0058)

The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore - Part 1 (Ep. 0057)

This episode is the first installment of our two-part series on the history of crypto exchanges. I’m joined by Nathaniel Whittemore, freelance crypto communications strategist and curator of Long-Reads Sundays on Twitter. This conversation is part of a larger series we’re doing on crypto exchanges. As part of this series, we’ve already interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Ivan Poon from Switcheo,& John Jansen from Deribit,among others. Nathaniel and I are teaming up to write an article about the history of cryptocurrency exchanges. In this two-part series, we explore the main ideas from that article and share our understanding of how cryptocurrency exchanges and the crypto exchange ecosystem have evolved over time. This conversation is broken up into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: The pre-history of Bitcoin and how regulation from that era still affects us today-Chapter 2: An exploration of the first crypto exchange that launched only a year after Bitcoin went live-Chapter 3: T...

43 MINOCT 22
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The Fascinating History of Crypto Exchanges w/ Nathaniel Whittemore - Part 1 (Ep. 0057)

How Deribit Does $500 Million in Real Volume Per Day w/ John Jansen (Ep. 0056)

Welcome to this conversation with John Jansen, CEO of Deribit. Deribit launched in 2016 and is one of the first futures and options crypto exchanges. At the time of this recording, Deribit does half a billion dollars of (real) volume per day. I should also note that Deribit has completed a “deep data integration” with Nomics.com. With this integration, Deribit receives an A+ crypto exchange rating. This interview is part of a series of interviews I’m doing with exchange operators. As part ofthis series, we’ve already interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, as well as Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, and Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX. If you run a top 50cryptoexchange by volume, I want to speak with you as part of this series. Please reach out to set that up.My conversation with John Jansenis broken up into 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: What derivatives options and futures are -Chapter 2: The current state of crypto derivatives exchanges -Chapter 3: The current state of Deribit -Chapter 4: Brand differentiation and growth hacking for crypto exchanges-Chapter 5: An exploration of the future In this episode we discuss: Deribit’s origin story How Deribit is funded Why most exchange operators don't really use social media How leverage changes as your position increases How crypto derivatives exchanges differ from derivatives exchanges in traditionalfinance Why more people have started spot exchanges versus derivatives exchanges How Deribitdifferentiates itself from the rest of the market How the crypto derivatives space has evolved over time Derivatives contracts volume versus spot exchange volume Why Deribit attracts institutional investors The number of Deribitusers Deribit’s revenue figures Why Deribit uses geofencing Deribit’s future developments What MassQuoteProtections (MQP) are Sponsor Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API The Nomics API offers squeaky clean and normalized primary source trade data offered through fast and modern endpoints. Instead of having to integrate with severalcrypto exchanges, you can get everything through one screaming fast fire hose. If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingestingmarket cap data, instead of identifying opportunities or if you’re tired of interpolated data and want raw primary source trades delivered simply and consistently with top-notch support in SLAs, then check us outhere.Or if you’d like to order historical cryptocurrency market data as CSV exports from top exchanges, email us atsales@nomics.com.

54 MINOCT 2
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How Deribit Does $500 Million in Real Volume Per Day w/ John Jansen (Ep. 0056)

Part 2: Insane Growth of Derivatives Exchange FTX w/ CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Ep. 0055)

Welcome to part two of thisseries on crypto derivatives trading. Once again, I'm joined by Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, one of the fastest-growing crypto derivatives exchangesin the space. FTX launched in April of 2019, and at the time of this recording, does around $100 million dollars in daily volume. Sam is also CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm that provides liquidity to crypto markets worldwide. Alameda manages over $100 million in digital assets and trades $600 million to $1.5 billion dollars per day across thousands of products. They are responsible for approximately 5% of all (legitimate) crypto exchange volume. This deep-dive is broken up into 7 chapters: - Chapter 1: Quantitative trading -Chapter 2: The relationship between Alameda Research and FTX -Chapter 3: The current state of crypto derivatives trading -Chapter 4: The similarities and differences between leveraged volume and spot market volume -Chapter 5: The current state of FTX -Chapter 6: Growth hacking and brand differentiation in the crypto derivatives exchange space -Chapter 7: An exploration of what the future might look like Chapters 1 through 3 were covered in episode 54. In today’s episode, we focus on chapters 4 through 7. In this episode we discuss: Why leveraged volume and spot market volume are essentially the same Why the FTX and Alameda Research teams are distributed throughout the world (Antigua, Tokyo,Hong Kong, etc.) How US regulators approach the crypto space differently from othercountries Why emerging markets with less developed financial ecosystems are quickly adoptingcrypto WhatFTX is doing to differentiate theirplatform in the crypto derivatives exchange space How much revenueFTXis currently generating The importance ofWeChat for building crypto communities in China Why co-location is not a big deal yet but will eventually be in the future Sponsor Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API The Nomics API offers squeaky clean and normalized primary source trade data offered through fast and modern endpoints. Instead of having to integrate with severalcrypto exchanges, you can get everything through one screaming fast fire hose. If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets & ingestingmarket cap data, instead of identifying opportunities or if you’re tired of interpolated data and want raw primary source trades delivered simply and consistently with top-notch support in SLAs, then check us outhere.Or if you’d like to order historical cryptocurrency market data as CSV exports from top exchanges, email us atsales@nomics.com.

37 MINSEP 21
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Part 2: Insane Growth of Derivatives Exchange FTX w/ CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Ep. 0055)

The Insane Growth of a Crypto Derivatives Exchange That Just Launched 4 Months Ago w/ Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX - Part 1 (Ep. 0054)

Welcome to part 1 of this series on crypto derivatives trading. I’m joined by Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, one of the fastest-growing crypto derivatives exchanges. FTX launched in April of 2019, and at the time of this recording, does around $100 million dollars in daily volume. Sam is also CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm that provides liquidity to crypto markets worldwide. Alameda manages over $100 million in digital assets and trades $600 million to $1.5 billion dollars per day across thousands of products. They are responsible for approximately 5% of all (legitimate) crypto exchange volume. This conversation is broken up into 7 chapters: - Chapter 1: Quantitative trading -Chapter 2: The relationship between Alameda Research and FTX -Chapter 3: The current state of crypto derivatives trading -Chapter 4: The similarities and differences between leveraged volume and spot market volume -Chapter 5: The current state of FTX -Chapter 6: Growth hacking and bra...

73 MINSEP 14
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The Insane Growth of a Crypto Derivatives Exchange That Just Launched 4 Months Ago w/ Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX - Part 1 (Ep. 0054)
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