The Pomp Podcast

By Anthony Pompliano

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So far so good:)! Good sound quality and informative. I'm not IT guy by any means.I'm just curious about what's happening in crypto & blockchain. "Pomp" and his guests discussion and knowledge helps to stay on track.

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Host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano talks to the most interesting people in business, finance, and Bitcoin. From billionaires to cultural icons, Pomp helps you get smarter every day.

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#416 Zuben Mathews on Solving Financial Stress with Technology
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Zuben Mathews is the CEO and Co-founder of Brigit. Prior to founding Brigit, Zuben was the Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Infosys. He started his career at Deutsche Bank, where he created and led a principal investment and banking group, the Strategy Partnership Group, mostly focusing on financial technology and software companies.  In this conversation, we discuss the current financial stress for the lowest socioeconomic classes, what Brigit’s goal is, how the product works, and how positive the impact can be on someone’s life when you use technology to relieve their financial stress.  ======================= Smart investors know being early is critical to success in crypto. CoinList is where early adopters invest in, earn, and trade the best new crypto assets before they list on other exchanges. Try CoinList Pro and be first to trade on network launch. Sign up via coinlist.co/pomp and earn $10 in BTC after you trade $100. ======================= Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out http://www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ======================= Pomp writes a daily letter to over 80,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 27, 2020
#415: Jon Steinberg on The Current State of Media
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Jon Steinberg is the President of Altice News & Advertising. He previously founded Cheddar, which was eventually acquired by Altice. Jon also served as the President and COO of BuzzFeed in the early 2010s.  In this conversation, we discussed the Cheddar story, what Jon is building at Altice, and what his thoughts are on live television, newsletter, podcasts, e-commerce, and the rise of creators.  ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ======================= Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ======================= Pomp writes a daily letter to over 80,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 26, 2020
#414: Jordan Harbinger on Building A World Class Podcast
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Jordan Harbinger is an American podcaster and radio personality. He hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the United States, The Jordan Harbinger Show. In this conversation, we discuss Jordan’s story, how we grew his podcast, what the guest selection process looks like, why Jordan won’t sell to any podcast networks, and how his life experience informs his content.  ======================= Digital art is here, and it's real. NFTs are selling for hundreds and thousands of dollars. The only platform I buy on is Nifty Gateway, which is an official sponsor of the Pomp Podcast.They release content from the best NFT artists in the world twice weekly, and have featured many world famous artists including Kenny Scharf, Trevor Jones and WhIsBe. NFTs on Nifty Gateway are in extremely high demand, so if you really want one, make sure to be on the website as soon as it is released. Go to http://www.niftygateway.com and sign up for an account today. ======================= Harvested Financial makes options incredibly simple. They’re the first options robo advisor, where you can build and customize a personalized trading plan that gets automatically executed. Options help you speculate in capital efficient ways, diversify your holdings with market neutral strategies, and generate passive income by selling premium. https://www.harvestedfinancial.com/pomp ======================= Pomp writes a daily letter to over 80,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 23, 2020
#413: Mark Phillips on Why Derivatives Are for Everyone
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Mark Phillips is the founder and CEO of Harvested Financial. He has spent much of his career at Group One Trading in Chicago, where he learned how to trade derivatives. In this conversation, we discuss options trading, what Harvested Financial’s mission is, how the product works, and why Mark believes everyone should have some derivatives exposure.  ======================= Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ======================= Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/pomp ======================= Pomp writes a daily letter to over 80,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 22, 2020
#412: Peter Doyle on Modern Value Investing
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Peter Doyle is a Managing Director and co-founder of Horizon Kinetics. He is a senior member of the research team, along with being a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors.  In this conversation, we discuss inflation, how technology is deflationary, why capitalism is broken in the US, saturation of tech companies, and how Peter currently views the global macro environment.  =========================== LVL is a new crypto investing platform that I'm an investor in. They allow anyone to trade an unlimited number of times per month for only $9. If you buy or sell more than $500 in Bitcoin on any exchange, you're spending too much on trading fees. Use LVL to save money and trade as many times you want, but only pay $9/month. https://lvl.co/ =========================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  =========================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 80,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 21, 2020
#411: Li Jin on the Passion Economy
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Li Jin is the Founding Partner at Atelier Ventures. She previously worked at Andreessen Horowitz and is well known for coining the term "Passion Economy." In this conversation, we discuss an overview of the passion economy, how platforms have evolved to empower this transition, the new small businesses of America, rebuilding the middle class, how creators are monetizing, and how Li is investing in these themes today. ===================== Smart investors know being early is critical to success in crypto. CoinList is where early adopters invest in, earn, and trade the best new crypto assets before they list on other exchanges. Try CoinList Pro and be first to trade on network launch. Sign up via coinlist.co/pomp and earn $10 in BTC after you trade $100. ===================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ===================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 80,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 20, 2020
#410: Jeff Richards on Investing In Innovation
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Jeff Richards is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital. He has been at the firm since 2008 and previously spent 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the US and Asia. Jeff founded two technology startups, including R4 which was acquired by VeriSign.  In this conversation, we discuss Jeff's investment strategy, Wish, Coinbase, Lambda School, Slice, his biggest winners & losers, the advantages to being a public company, the resiliency in Silicon Valley, and various geographic investment markets around the world.  ============================== BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 19, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE: Pomp Answers Listeners' Questions
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This is a special episode of The Pomp Podcast where I answer questions from listeners about everything, including Bitcoin, crypto, finance, investing, asset allocation, technology, and the macro environment. ===================== Nifty Gateway is the premium NFT platform. They release content from the best NFT artists in the world twice weekly, and have featured many world famous artists including Kenny Scharf, Trevor Jones and WhIsBe. NFTs on Nifty Gateway are in extremely high demand. Sign up for an account in advance to participate in the drops, and browse around on the secondary market to find art you like. http://www.niftygateway.com ===================== LVL is a new crypto investing platform that I'm an investor in. They allow anyone to trade an unlimited number of times per month for only $9. If you buy or sell more than $500 in Bitcoin on any exchange, you're spending too much on trading fees. Use LVL to save money and trade as many times you want, but only pay $9/month. https://lvl.co/ ===================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 80,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 18, 2020
#409: Mike Colyer on Building North America's Mining Industry
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Mike Colyer is the CEO of Foundry, a new DCG subsidiary focused on crypto mining. Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for improved capital access, market efficiency, and transparency in the bitcoin mining industry. The company currently offers three services for the mining ecosystem: equipment financing and procurement; mining and staking; and consulting and advisory services. In this episode, we discuss Foundry's launch, how they invested $100 million so far, a general mining business overview, the importance of North American hash rate, and Foundry's current product offering. ============================== Smart investors know being early is critical to success in crypto. CoinList is where early adopters invest in, earn, and trade the best new crypto assets before they list on other exchanges. Try CoinList Pro and be first to trade on network launch. Sign up via coinlist.co/pomp and earn $10 in BTC after you trade $100. ============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 16, 2020
#408: CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert on Crypto Regulation
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Heath Tarbert is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The mission of the CFTC is to promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation. This conversation was recorded during the LA Blockchain Summit. In it, we discuss the CFTC's role in financial markets, the importance of US leadership on crypto, the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2020, decentralized exchanges, and central bank digital currencies.  ============================== Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/pomp ============================== Harvested Financial makes options incredibly simple. They’re the first options robo advisor, where you can build and customize a personalized trading plan that gets automatically executed. Options help you speculate in capital efficient ways, diversify your holdings with market neutral strategies, and generate passive income by selling premium. https://www.harvestedfinancial.com/ ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 15, 2020
#407: Alexander Leishman On Building A Bitcoin Company
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Alexander Leishman is a Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of River Financial. Prior to that, he was the Engineer and Investor at Polychain Capital and the Security Software Engineer at Airbnb. In this conversation, we discuss what River Financial does, why they only focus on Bitcoin, how it is going so far, why so many boomers are using their service to buy Bitcoin, what self-custody products they offer, and how he sees the current economic situation.  ============================== Want to sell your wonderful internet business? Tiny partners with founders to give them quick, straightforward exits that protect their team and culture. We’ll make an offer within a week, close the deal within a month, and keep your business operating for the long term. Get in touch at tinycapital.com and we’ll let you know within a couple of days. ============================== Masterworks.io is an exclusive platform that makes it as easy as trading stocks online. And the best part is: you don’t need to know anything about art. Their experts will create a custom portfolio to meet your investment needs. With Masterworks.io you don’t have to choose between big risks and big returns. Sign up today, select PODCAST and you can skip the 70,000 waitlist to get first dibs. Just go to www.masterworks.io and use code "POMP" ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 14, 2020
#406: Reid Hailey on The Business Behind Memes
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Reid Hailey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Doing Things Media, a digital content and entertainment company that owns over 20 brands and shows with a combined following of over 60 million. Some of our brands include ShitheadSteve, NeatDad, AnimalsDoingThings, MiddleClassFancy, DoggosDoingThings, GamersDoingThings, and NoChaser. One of our most popular original shows is All Gas No Brakes, hosted by the now-famous internet celebrity Andrew Callaghan. In this conversation, we discuss memes, shareable content, eCommerce products, building community, the importance of IP, and their new show All Gas No Brakes.  ============================== BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 13, 2020
#405: Hong Fang on Building A World Class Crypto Exchange
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Hong Fang is the CEO of OKCoin, a leading fiat-focused digital asset exchange with service in 184 countries. She previously served as a former Goldman Sachs banker, a growth equity investor, a global citizen, and a longtime member of OK Group's Board of Directors. In this conversation, we discuss Hong's background, why she has such deep conviction in Bitcoin, the OKCoin story, why the company is funding Bitcoin development, and what the future of global crypto adoption looks like.  ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Masterworks.io is an exclusive platform that makes it as easy as trading stocks online. And the best part is: you don’t need to know anything about art. Their experts will create a custom portfolio to meet your investment needs. With Masterworks.io you don’t have to choose between big risks and big returns. Sign up today, select PODCAST and you can skip the 70,000 waitlist to get first dibs. Just go to www.masterworks.io and use code "POMP" ============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains. 
Oct 12, 2020
#404: Wes Barton on Venture Capital in Middle America
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Wes Barton is co-founder and Managing Partner of Third Prime. He started his career as a tobacco farmer, spent time on Wall Street, and now is focused on venture capital. Third Prime is a venture capital firm that likes to invest in entrepreneurs shaping a better future for humankind. In this conversation, we discuss what is happening in Middle America, the current income disparity, Nashville and other emerging geographies for VC, and Wes' thesis around health and wealth.  ============================== Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/pomp ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 09, 2020
#403: Tesla Daily's Rob Maurer on Tesla Battery Day
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Rob Maurer is the man behind Tesla Daily, a media platform focused on covering all things Tesla. This includes news on Tesla Motors, Tesla Energy, Tesla Solar, and Tesla Network and is discussed in a concise and consistent manner, making it easy to stay up-to-date on the latest from Tesla. In this conversation, we discuss Tesla, battery day, automobile industry disruption, electric vehicles, and the media platform that Rob has built.  ============================== Nifty Gateway is the premium NFT platform. They release content from the best NFT artists in the world twice weekly, and have featured many world famous artists including Kenny Scharf, Trevor Jones and WhIsBe. NFTs on Nifty Gateway are in extremely high demand. Sign up for an account in advance to participate in the drops, and browse around on the secondary market to find art you like. http://www.niftygateway.com ============================== Smart investors know being early is critical to success in crypto, and we built CoinList to give you access to the best crypto projects before other exchanges. CoinList is where early adopters invest in, earn, and trade the best new crypto before other exchanges. Sign up for CoinList Pro today and be ready to trade on day 1. New users who sign up with coinlist.co/pomp and earn $10 in BTC after you trade $100 in a single trade on CoinList Pro.  ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 08, 2020
#402: Nicholas Hinrichsen on How To Build A Successful Startup
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Nicholas Hinrichsen started his first company, Carlypso, in 2013. He participated in YCombinator and raised $10M in venture funding, before eventually selling the business to Carvana in 2017. Nicholas is now building a new company in the automobile space called Clutch.  In this conversation, we discuss learnings from building Carlypso, vertical integration, margin competition, propensity for action, neobanks, and the financialization of everything. ============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains. ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 07, 2020
#401: Parker Lewis & Will Cole on Bitcoin As A Reserve Asset
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Will Cole is the Chief Product Officer at Unchained Capital and Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital. In this conversation, we discuss the recent trend of corporations holding Bitcoin as a reserve asset on their balance sheet, the macro and micro trends driving this transition, why corporations are the next group after individuals to do this, how businesses can hold their private keys, and what Unchained is building currently.  ============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 06, 2020
#400: Kraken Financial CEO David Kinitsky on Crypto's First Bank
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David Kinitsky is the CEO of Kraken Financial, the first approved SPDI bank under Wyoming's new crypto-friendly legislation. He previously worked at Circle, Fidelity, and Grayscale Investments as well. In this conversation, we discuss the SPDI banking license, what it allows, why Kraken applied, how incumbents are likely to react, and what users can expect from the business moving forward. ============================== BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 05, 2020
#399: Fred Pye on Launching A Publicly Traded Bitcoin Fund
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Fred Pye is the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3iQ Corp, who manage The Bitcoin Fund is a public bitcoin fund listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In this conversation, we discuss the challenges with getting a crypto-related fund listed on a public exchange, how The Bitcoin Fund works, what the value proposition to investors is, and what else Fred is currently working on. ============================== Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 03, 2020
#398: Web Smith on The Future of Media
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Web Smith is the Founder of 2PM, an unique company that creates some of the best reports and summaries breaking down the DTC industry.  In this conversation, we discuss the future of media, owning the relationship with your customer, linear commerce, DTC brands, and how Web has built 2PM. ============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 02, 2020
#397: Congressman Davidson, Caitlin Long, and Adam Traidman on Stablecoins
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Today's episode features Congressman Warren Davidson, Avanti Bank Founder Caitlin Long, and BRD Founder Adam Traidman. We focus the conversation exclusively on Stablecoins. We spend time talking about what stablecoins are, what value they bring to the market, how governments plan to use them, what the impact on banks may be, and how the future is likely to play out in the eyes of our panelists. ============================== Blockset by BRD is the leading Bitcoin and Ethereum digital asset toolkit. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver massively scalable, high-quality applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. From custody solutions to scaling your DeFi products, Blockset is your technical backbone. https://blockset.com/ ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Oct 01, 2020
#396: Matt Leising on the Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All
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Matt Leising is a Los Angeles-based reporter with Bloomberg News covering the derivatives markets. He moved to Los Angeles from New York as part of Bloomberg's West Coast expansion. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, the DAO, crypto Twitter's understanding of finance, and Matt's new book "Out of the Ether." ============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 30, 2020
#395: Comedian Rachel Feinstein on COVID-19 and 2020
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Rachel Feinstein is a stand-up comedian. She is also a new mother and married to a NY Fire Department Captain, which provides a never-ending amount of hilarious content. In this conversation, we discuss having a baby during coronavirus, the impact of the economic shock to comedians, and what has been going on inside NY fire houses over the last few months. ============================== Smart investors know being early is critical to success in crypto. CoinList is where early adopters invest in, earn, and trade the best new crypto assets before they list on other exchanges. Try CoinList Pro and be first to trade Filecoin on network launch. Sign up via coinlist.co/pomp and earn $10 in BTC after you trade $100 ============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 29, 2020
#394: Amanda Agati on Tactical Asset Allocation
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Amanda Agati is the Chief Investment Strategist for PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, Amanda leads the team which establishes overall strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance of client portfolios, oversees the evolution of investment processes, provides thought leadership on key investment issues, and authors numerous publications. In this conversation, we discuss COVID-19, the Federal Reserve, inflation, the Presidential election, trade policy, whether 60/40 portfolios are dead, betting odds, and Bitcoin. ============================== BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 28, 2020
#393: Lisa Shields on Building Tech-enabled Financial Services
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Lisa Shields is FI.SPAN’s founder and CEO. She previously founded Hyperwallet System, which sold to PayPal for $400 million.  In this conversation, we discuss the difference between marketing and sales, building an intentional business, open banking, embedded banking, rise of fintechs, and the importance of data ownership. ============================== BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ============================== Bybit currently has over 300,000 users, with the number growing in double-digit percentages monthly. The exchange has no overloads during volatility and low latency trading plus 24/7 customer live support. At Bybit, we listen, care, and improve to provide the best possible trading experience and create a faster, fairer, and more human trading environment. Visit Now! ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 26, 2020
#392: Dave Portnoy on Barstool, Betting, and Bitcoin
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Dave Portnoy is the founder of Barstool Sports. In this conversation, we discuss the business behind Barstool, the new sportsbook they launched, why Dave started trading stocks, how he manages his money, and whether he is going to buy Bitcoin or not. ============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== How do billionaire investors control their risk? They invest in blue-chip art. If that sounds unusual to you, you’re not alone. But the ultra-wealthy have been investing in art for centuries. And since 2000, art has outperformed the S&P by an incredible 180%. Just a few years ago, a single work sold for $450 million! Imagine...Being able to invest in the very same paintings as millionaires and billionaires, at a fraction of the cost. Now you can with http://www.masterworks.com/ and use code "POMP"
Sep 25, 2020
#391: Eric Jorgenson on Capturing Naval's Knowledge
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Eric Jorgenson is a startup growth guy, writer, and (rarely) an angel investor. He is on the founding team of Zaarly, and has been publishing online since 2014. His business blog, Evergreen, has educated and entertained over a million readers and he most recently wrote the best seller "The Almanack of Naval Ravikant." In this conversation, we discuss Eric's book, the process he used to write it, the lessons he learned, and what he hopes the impact will be for readers around the world.  ============================== Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp ============================== Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 24, 2020
#390: Ben Golub on Decentralized Computing & Storage
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Ben Golub is a serial entrepreneur and CEO, who has played a key role in building six start-ups. Three of these were as CEO, including Docker, Gluster, and Plaxo. Today he serves as Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Storj Labs. In this conversation, we discuss decentralized cloud storage, economic incentives, scaling software companies, acceleration of computing trends, and real world use cases. ============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 23, 2020
#389: Sam Bankman-Fried On Capturing Profits In Crypto
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Sam Bankman-Fried is the CEO of crypto derivatives exchange FTX and Alameda Research. He majored in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this conversation, we discuss crypto exchanges, DeFi, yield farming, governance airdrops, toxic environments, SushiSwap, and the Effective Altruism Community. ============================== Smart investors know being early is critical to success in crypto. CoinList is where early adopters invest in, earn, and trade the best new crypto assets before they list on other exchanges. Try CoinList Pro and be first to trade Filecoin on network launch. Sign up via coinlist.co/pomp and earn $10 in BTC after you trade $100 ============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 22, 2020
#388: Robert Rosenberg on Lessons Learned Running Dunkin Donuts
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Robert Rosenberg served as the CEO of Dunkin Donuts for 35 years. He took a company with 100 shops and $10 million in sales when he first became CEO, to 6500 outlets including Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shops and nearly $2.5 billion in sales the year he retired. In this conversation, we discuss how to hire, how to fire, finding culture fits, defining competence in specific areas, the four primary functions of a leader, when to go public vs stay private, and the value of a brand. ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ======================= Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 21, 2020
#387: Tor Bair on Private Smart Contracts
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Tor Bair is the founder of Secret Foundation, an organization dedicated to building, researching, and scaling the adoption of decentralized technologies for the public good, with privacy at their core. In this conversation, we discuss privacy as a human right, why a risk to privacy is a risk to security, and general-purpose private smart contracts.  ============================== ExpressVPN lets you access the internet as if you’re from a different country. There are hundreds of VPNs out there, but ExpressVPN is ridiculously fast. You can stream everything in HD quality with zero buffering! If you use my slink right now at EXPRESSVPN dot com slash pomp, you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! That’s https://www.expressvpn.com/pomp ============================== Bybit currently has over 300,000 users, with the number growing in double-digit percentages monthly. The exchange has no overloads during volatility and low latency trading plus 24/7 customer live support. At Bybit, we listen, care, and improve to provide the best possible trading experience and create a faster, fairer, and more human trading environment. Visit Now: https://www.bybit.com/prize_page?campaign=90Bonus&source=pomp_en&medium=nl ============================== What’s the most lucrative investment in the world? With paintings selling for $450,000,000+, our money is on art. That’s not a typo: blue-chip art has outperformed the S&P by 180% from 2000–2018, according to Artprice. So what do you call it when one startup makes investing in great works by Banksy and Kaws affordable for everybody? We call it a great opportunity—and so do 80,000 other investors. Why wait? Sign up and skip the waitlist: https://www.masterworks.io/?utm_source=offthechain&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter_9-21-20&utm_term=The%20Pomp%20Letter%20Subscribers ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 18, 2020
#386: Richard Byworth on Becoming Public Market Crypto Exchange
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Richard Byworth is the CEO at Diginex based in Hong Kong. Previously he was Managing Director at Nomura where he ran Multistrategy Sales for Asia Pacific product globally.  In this conversation, we discuss Diginex, their Nasdaq listing, the SPAC structure, various products they have built, and Richard's time at Nomura.  ============================== Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/pomp ============================== Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 17, 2020
#385: Michael Saylor On Buying Bitcoin With His Balance Sheet
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Michael Saylor is an entrepreneur and business executive, who co-founded and leads MicroStrategy, a company which provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. He has become well known in the Bitcoin community for using the company's balance sheet to purchase more than $400 million of Bitcoin. In this conversation, we discuss how Michael built MicroStrategy, what his $500 million dilemma earlier this year was, and why he choose to put more than $400 million into Bitcoin with the company's balance sheet. ============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 16, 2020
#384: Erik Torenberg on Decentralizing Venture Capital
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Erik Torenberg is a co-founder and partner of Village Global, an early stage venture capital firm. He is also the host of Venture Stories. Erik was the first employee at Product Hunt and has also co-founded various companies, including Rap.fm, Token Daily, and OnDeck. In this conversation, we discuss personal moats, individuals over institutions, hundreds of people on cap tables, decentralization of venture, student debt, and attributes of great investors. ============================== CoinList is where early adopters invest in, earn, and trade the best new crypto assets before they list on other exchanges. Sign up via coinlist.co/pomp and trade $100 and earn $10 in BTC and 10% of trading fees for 6 months. ============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 15, 2020
#383: Jim Cramer Becomes A Bitcoin Bull
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Jim Cramer is the host of Mad Money on CNBC. He is a former hedge fund manager as well as an author and a co-founder of TheStreet.com. In this conversation, we discuss Jim's early days in the business, how he views the current economic environment, and then we go really in-depth on Bitcoin, gold, and inflation-hedge assets. ============================== BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 14, 2020
#382: Alex Konrad on The Best Stories In Tech
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Alex Konrad is a Senior Editor at Forbes covering venture capital, cloud and enterprise software out of New York. He also edits the Midas List, Midas List Europe, Cloud 100 list and 30 Under 30 for VC. In this conversation, we discuss the various stories Alex has written, including Dustin Moskovitz, Lee Fixel, Masayoshi Son, Chris Sacca, Canva, Clubhouse, Zoom, and Snowflake. =============================== ExpressVPN lets you access the internet as if you’re from a different country. There are hundreds of VPNs out there, but ExpressVPN is ridiculously fast. You can stream everything in HD quality with zero buffering! If you use my slink right now at EXPRESSVPN dot com slash pomp, you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! That’s https://www.expressvpn.com/pomp =============================== Bybit currently has over 300,000 users, with the number growing in double-digit percentages monthly. The exchange has no overloads during volatility and low latency trading plus 24/7 customer live support. At Bybit, we listen, care, and improve to provide the best possible trading experience and create a faster, fairer, and more human trading environment. Visit Now! =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 11, 2020
#381: Andy Rachleff on Wealthfront & The Future of Fintech
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Andy Rachleff is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Wealthfront. He also co-founded Benchmark Capital in 1995 and was a general partner until 2004. In this conversation, we discuss disruption theory, product-market fit, exponential organic growth, self-driving money, payment for order flow, and delight as the greatest form of virality. ============================= Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp ============================= EQUOS is a digital asset exchange built to institutional standards available to everyone. It is built with the highest-grade security and transparency principles to meet regulatory standards while paving the way for participation. Their diverse team brings together decades of experience building and operating global digital exchanges used by the world’s biggest financial institutions, including deep expertise in the design and implementation of low-latency matching engines and algorithms and strategies. https://equos.io/ ============================================================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 10, 2020
#380: AJ Vaynerchuk on Building The Next Great Sports Agency
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AJ Vaynerchuk is the co-founder of the athlete representation firm VaynerSports. He is also the former COO of VaynerMedia, a social-media-first digital agency. In this conversation, we discuss the current state of sports, how athletes are becoming entrepreneurs and investors, the best operational lessons AJ learned after building multiple large companies, and where he sees opportunity today.  =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 09, 2020
#379: Keith Grossman on The Future of Media
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Keith Grossman is President of TIME, where he leads the business operations of the company, including global advertising, marketing, and their digital and consumer businesses. He previously served as Global Chief Revenue Officer at Bloomberg.  In this conversation, we discuss the legacy media business model, the rise of creators, the importance of distribution, existing shift to digital, challenges with scaling, and the future of media.  ======================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ======================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 08, 2020
#378: Chris Ashenden on the Importance of Food, Sleep, and Immune System Support
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Chris Ashenden is a serial entrepreneur, a health and fitness expert, an investor and world traveler. He is the founder of Athletic Greens, an all-in-one supplement that industry experts swear by as their nutritional insurance policy. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of food and sleep, nutritional disorders, fad diets, learning vs experimentation, immune system support, quantified self, essentialism, and building the 8-figure Athletic Greens business. ========================== BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: https://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ========================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ====================================================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 07, 2020
#377: Geoff Lewis on The New World We Live In
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Geoff Lewis is a Founder and Managing Partner of Bedrock. In 2019, Geoff was named as one of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists in the world by CB Insights and The New York Times. In this conversation, we discuss narrative violations, inflation, resurgence of religiosity, serological test agreements, 3 paths to live in the West, solopreneur platforms, and Fortnite vs Apple. ============================ Bybit currently has over 300,000 users, with the number growing in double-digit percentages monthly. The exchange has no overloads during volatility and low latency trading plus 24/7 customer live support. At Bybit, we listen, care, and improve to provide the best possible trading experience and create a faster, fairer, and more human trading environment. Visit Now! ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 04, 2020
#376: Ryan Begelman on Buying and Building Profitable Companies
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Ryan Begelman and his partners bootstrapped Bisnow Media, an email newsletter and conference business, to over 7M in annual profit after only an initial $50,000 investment. They ultimately sold the business for over $50M. Most recently, Ryan is the cofounder of Summit, which has been called Davos for Gen Y by Forbes. He is also an early investor in startups like Uber, Warby Parker, and CoinBase. Today, he’s on the hunt for small companies to acquire. In this conversation, we discuss the tactics and techniques every operator should know, riches in niches, systemization, training programs, holistic entrepreneurship, and productivity hacks. ============================ Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================ ExpressVPN lets you access the internet as if you’re from a different country. There are hundreds of VPNs out there, but ExpressVPN is ridiculously fast. You can stream everything in HD quality with zero buffering! If you use my slink right now at EXPRESSVPN dot com slash pomp, you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! That’s https://www.expressvpn.com/pomp ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 03, 2020
#375: Ben Cohen on The Mystery and Science of Streaks
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Ben Cohen is a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York covering the NBA, college basketball and college football. He is also the author of the new book titled: The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks. In this conversation, we discuss the NBA, the playoff bubble, Lebron James, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, the financials of the Golden State Warriors, Bitcoin, and his new book on the science of streaks.  ============================ Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ============================ Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 02, 2020
#374: Morgan Housel on the Psychology of Money
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Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He also recently wrote a fantastic book titled, The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. In this conversation, we discuss his writing process, what content he consumes, his biggest investing mistake, portfolio allocation, risk/reward, index funds, mental models, 60/40 portfolios, and Bitcoin. ============================ Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp ============================ Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Sep 01, 2020
#373: Matthew Dellavedova on Investing as a Professional Athlete
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Matthew Dellavedova is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Dellavedova won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and has become a fairly active investor across various asset classes, including real estate and venture capital.  In this conversation, we discuss Delly's basketball career, playing with Lebron James and JR Smith, how he got interested in investing, why he likes real estate and venture capital, which deals he has done, and what his current thoughts are on Bitcoin. ============================ BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ============================ Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredients, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 31, 2020
#372: Mark Nadal on Decentralized Network Infrastructures
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Mark Nadal is the founder and CEO of ERA, an innovation lab focused on bringing the decentralized web to life across infrastructure, applications and security with an open-source mindset.  In this conversation, we discuss the issues with a centralized internet, the prospects of the decentralized web, handshake theory, resilience vs efficiency, edge computing, and building a database for freedom fighters. =============================== Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 29, 2020
#371: Rapper FiDi Guy on Financial Education
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FiDi Guy is a New York City-based rapper who has built a significant following on social media by using hip-hop to share financial education and market insights. In this conversation, we discuss how he learned to rap, why he put out the first song at the intersection of finance and music, what the response has been so far, and what his goals around financial education are moving forward. =============================== Bybit currently has over 300,000 users, with the number growing in double-digit percentages monthly. The exchange has no overloads during volatility and low latency trading plus 24/7 customer live support. At Bybit, we listen, care, and improve to provide the best possible trading experience and create a faster, fairer, and more human trading environment. Visit Now! =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 28, 2020
#370: Jack Mallers on the Future of Strike, Zap, & Lightning Network
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Jack Mallers is the founder of Zap, which has created Strike, an application that allows anyone to send money instantly, with no fees, anywhere in the world.  In this conversation, we discuss the Lightning Network, Strike's recent progress, tiered KYC, and Ethereum's misleading marketing. =============================== ExpressVPN lets you access the internet as if you’re from a different country. There are hundreds of VPNs out there, but ExpressVPN is ridiculously fast. You can stream everything in HD quality with zero buffering! If you use my slink right now at EXPRESSVPN dot com slash pomp, you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! That’s https://www.expressvpn.com/pomp =============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 27, 2020
#369: Alex Masmej on Personalized Tokens
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Alex Masmej is the creator of the $ALEX token. He is interested in how decentralized computing and smart contracts can significantly change the world. In this conversation, we discuss crypto's low barrier to entry, personalized tokens, Decentralized Finance, Bitcoin and Ethereum, and how athletes and musicians are likely to monetize themselves in the future. =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 26, 2020
#368: Leah McGrath Goodman on Searching for Satoshi Nakamoto
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Leah McGrath Goodman is an American best-selling author and award-winning investigative journalist who writes from New York City and London. She will be best known to this audience for her Newsweek cover story on the search for Satoshi Nakamoto. In this conversation, we discuss the Newsweek story, Satoshi Nakamoto, the global oil market, the importance of reading, corruption, wealth inequality, and the child abuse scandal on the island of Jersey. ============================ Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp ============================ Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 25, 2020
#367: John St Capital Breaks Down Public and Private Companies
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John St Capital is the pseudonym used on Twitter by one of the smartest people I know on Wall Street. He works at a large family office during the day and spends nights and weekends producing content on Medium that showcases a high degree of intellectual rigor. You'll see what I mean in this episode. In this conversation, we discuss asset allocation, structural shifts in 60/40 portfolios, interest rates, public vs private companies, metrics on various public equity verticals, Square/Lemonade/Zoom/Tesla, SPACs, and Bitcoin. ============================ BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ============================ Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredients, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 24, 2020
#366: Avlok Kohli on AngelList Rolling Funds
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Avlok Kohli is the CEO at AngelList Venture. This includes the Syndicates, Funds and Capital products. He previously built and sold two companies, including an exit to Square pre-IPO. In this conversation, we discuss the AngelList Ventures platform, how it aligns incentives for founders/investors/LPs, what a rolling fund is, why the rolling fund has structural advantages, and where the venture capital industry is moving towards. ============================ Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredients, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================ Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 21, 2020
#365: Zac Prince on Raising BlockFi's $50M Series C Financing
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Zac Prince is the co-founder & CEO of BlockFi, the industry-leading wealth management platform for crypto asset investors.  In this conversation, we discuss BlockFi's $50M Series C fundraising round, an update on revenue and assets under management, and what BlockFi is working on for future product launches.  ============================ BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 20, 2020
#364: Nelson Chu on Digitizing Private Credit Markets
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Nelson Chu is the founder and CEO of Cadence, the leading digital securitization and investment platform for private credit. He is a 3x startup founder with several years of experience at the top investment management firms, including Bank of America and BlackRock. In this conversation, we discuss the private credit market, the pros/cons for each market participant, how it got so fragmented, what Cadence is doing to solve the issues, how they have been impacted by the pandemic, and what future products Nelson is interested in building. ============================ Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ============================ Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 19, 2020
#363: Joe Pompliano on the Business and Money Behind Sports
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Joseph Pompliano is the Founder of Huddle Up, a new media platform that breaks down the business and money behind sports. He also happens to be one of my younger brothers, so this episode is packed with great stories and plenty of laughs. In this conversation, we discuss new media models, how Joe continues to go viral on the internet, how an NBA player turned his $300k salary into a $600M net worth, and many other crazy stories about the business and money behind sports. ============================ BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ============================ Athletic Brewing is re-imagining beer for the modern adult. We love beer. But we also love being healthy, active and at our best. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we are here for you. Athletic makes non-alcoholic beer that you don't have to compromise to enjoy. The beers are fully flavored, clean ingredient, and a fraction of the calories of full strength beer - they fit in any occasion. Check out www.athleticbrewing.com for more details and free shipping nationwide. ============================ Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 18, 2020
362: Pattie Sellers on the World’s Most Powerful & Successful People
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Pattie Sellers is an an award-winning writer, producer, and multimedia journalist. She currently serves as the Co-CEO of SellersEaston Media and the Chair of the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, where she previously worked for 32 years. In this conversation, we discuss the world's most successful and powerful people, including Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, Melinda Gates, John Mack, Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch, Oprah, and Alex Rodriguez. This was a masterclass in what makes these individuals tick, while also touching on the changing media landscape of today. =============================== Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is Choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 17, 2020
361: Chris Fenton on Chinese Propoganda & Censorship in Hollywood
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Chris Fenton served as president of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group and GM of DMG North America for 17 years, internationally orchestrating the creative and business activities of DMG--a multi-billion dollar global media company headquartered in Beijing. He has produced or supervised twenty-one films, grossing $2 billion in worldwide box-office. In this conversation, we discuss China and US relations, how Hollywood has been complicit in spreading Chinese propaganda, why the US needs an unified approach to stand up to the CCP, how cultural diplomacy could work, what role the Federal Reserve is playing in all this, and Chris uses specific examples to illustrate the problems. You can buy the book Feeding The Dragon here: https://www.amazon.com/Feeding-Dragon-Trillion-Hollywood-American/dp/1642935867 =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== The BTSE exchange allows you to trade confidently. They are the leader in futures, which means they are pioneering Futures 2.0. With BTSE, you can trade next-level futures: freely choose and combine your margin and settlement assets and trade with up to 100x leverage. You can also sign up for a BTSE Elite membership that gives you unbeatable discounts and bonuses across the BTSE Exchange, OTC platform, and more. Go to BTSE.com/pomp to get a 10% discount on your BTSE Elite membership. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 14, 2020
360: Bill Barhydt on Building A Crypto Bank
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Bill Barhydt is the founder of Abra, a simple to use cryptocurrency investment platform. After working for the CIA, NASA and Goldman Sachs, Bill decided to join Netscape working on telecom and Internet banking deals, mostly in Europe. After the AOL acquisition of Netscape, Bill founded WebSentric. The technology for WebSentric exists today in SAP's online portal service. In this conversation, we discuss macroeconomics, the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, Bitcoin as a reserve asset in corporate treasuries, decentralization, and a number of new products and features that Abra has launched recently. =============================== Our second sponsor is Choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 13, 2020
359: Pierre Rochard on the Ethereum Supply Issue
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Pierre Rochard is the Founder of Bitcoin Advisory and one of the strongest public proponents of Bitcoin. He has the unique combination of skills and experiences that can only be captured with a background in accounting and software development. In this conversation, we discuss the Ethereum supply controversy. We review what happened, why Pierre thinks this is a big deal, how the Ethereum community responded, what the latest update is, and what Pierre hopes will come out of this debacle.  ========================================== Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp ========================================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 12, 2020
LIVE Q&A: Pomp and Jason Williams talk Bitcoin, Crypto, and the Decentralized World
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Jason Williams is a co-founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital. He previously built and sold FastMed, an approximately $500 million healthcare business. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, the Federal Reserve, maximalism, and the core principles to build wealth. =============================== ExpressVPN lets you access the internet as if you’re from a different country. There are hundreds of VPNs out there, but ExpressVPN is ridiculously fast. You can stream everything in HD quality with zero buffering! If you use my slink right now at EXPRESSVPN dot com slash pomp, you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! That’s https://www.expressvpn.com/pomp =============================== The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is the first of its kind to bring the exhilaration of crypto trading competition to the global stage. WSOT believes in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and power for crypto trading. This bi-annual event aims to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie among crypto derivatives traders from around the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space. This year’s prize pool is a whopping 200 BTC. Sign up here: http://www.bybit.com/wsot_warmup? =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 11, 2020
358: Shaan Puri on Building Companies & Riding Trends
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Shaan Puri is the Senior Director of Product for Mobile Gaming at Twitch. He previously built Bebo, before ultimately selling the business to Twitch. In this conversation, we discuss startup studios, getting startup reps, how to sell a company, project selection, the issue with dabbling, scaling tech companies, and why anyone can be an entrepreneur if they really focus on it. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  =============================== Our second sponsor is Choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 10, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Coinbase Is Now Supporting Human-Readable Domains!
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Bradley Kam is the co-founder of Unstoppable Domains, a company focused on popularizing blockchain-based domain names. This is a special "breaking news" episode of the podcast where we discuss the recent announcement by Coinbase Wallet to support Unstoppable Domains as a replacement for cryptocurrency addresses.  You can learn more about the company and their product at unstoppabledomains.com =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 09, 2020
357: Yan Liberman on Liquidity and DeFi
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Yan Liberman is Managing Partner at Delphi Digital. He focuses on the quantitative side of the business, including predictive on-chain metrics and automated market makers. Yan previously served as a Dividend Forecasting Analyst at Bloomberg, LP.  In this conversation, we discuss liquidity pools, decentralized finance, market makers, on-chain metrics, token economics, value accrual, and whether Yan thinks there will be another alt season. =============================== Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 08, 2020
356: LIVE Camila Russo and Catherine Coley on Defi and Ethereum
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Camila Russo is a financial journalist with experience across continents and asset classes. She is the author of a new book, The Infinite Machine, and the founder of The Defiant. Catherine Coley is the CEO of Binance US and previously the Head of Institutional Liquidity at Ripple. In this conversation, we discuss Ethereum, DeFi, ETH 2.0, Camila's new book, the cost of gas, NFT's, early stories around the launch of Ethereum, and digital art. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  =============================== The BTSE exchange allows you to trade confidently. They are the leader in futures, which means they are pioneering Futures 2.0. With BTSE, you can trade next-level futures: freely choose and combine your margin and settlement assets and trade with up to 100x leverage. You can also sign up for a BTSE Elite membership that gives you unbeatable discounts and bonuses across the BTSE Exchange, OTC platform, and more. Go to BTSE.com/pomp to get a 10% discount on your BTSE Elite membership. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 07, 2020
355: Jarrod Dicker on The Rise of Individual Creators
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Jarrod Dicker is the Vice President of Commercial at The Washington Post, where he oversees strategy, engineering, product operations, technology and R&D. In this conversation, we discuss newsletters, streaming music, individual creators growing bigger than media companies, bundling and unbundling, and audience as the core unit of value. =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 06, 2020
354: Caleb Pressley on Creating Viral Internet Content
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Caleb Pressley is one of the most electric people on the internet. He currently works at Barstool Sports, run the @thinker account on Instagram, and previously played football at the University of North Carolina. In this conversation, we discuss college football, pro athletes creating content and building audiences, social media trends, default digital value of assets, volatility as Bitcoin's PR team, and many behind the scenes stories of Caleb's escapades.  =============================== Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp =============================== Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 05, 2020
353: Peter McCormack on Bitcoin, Podcasting, and The World
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Peter McCormack is a journalist who hosts two popular podcasts, What Bitcoin Did and Defiance. He previously ran an advertising agency and has grown to be one of the most recognizable people in the Bitcoin industry. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Roger Ver, podcasting, the pandemic, the recession, the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing response, and the US election. =============================== When the New Yorker magazine asked Mark Zuckerberg how he gets his news he said the one news source he definitely follows is Techmeme. For more than two years and nearly 700 episodes, The Techmeme Ride Home has been Silicon Valley’s favorite tech news podcast. The Techmeme Ride Home is a daily podcast, only fifteen to twenty minutes long, and every day by 5pm eastern its ALL the latest tech news. =============================== The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is the first of its kind to bring the exhilaration of crypto trading competition to the global stage. WSOT believes in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and power for crypto trading. This bi-annual event aims to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie among crypto derivatives traders from around the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space. This year’s prize pool is a whopping 200 BTC. Sign up here: http://www.bybit.com/wsot_warmup? =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 04, 2020
352: Congressman Tom Emmer on Bitcoin and Decentralization
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Congressman Tom Emmer has served the people of Minnesota as their elected official in the US House of Representatives since 2015. He also currently sits on the House Financial Services Committee and is one of the leading voices for blockchain technology in the US government. In this conversation, we discuss wealth vs debt, sound money, the Federal Reserve, issues with centralization, the current economic situation, a digital dollar, the stimulus bills, technology trends, and Bitcoin. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  =============================== Our second sponsor is Choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 03, 2020
351: Roger Ver on Personal Freedom and Bitcoin
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Roger Ver is an early investor in Bitcoin and Bitcoin-related startups. He has been known as "Bitcoin Jesus" for his promotion of Bitcoin. In this conversation, we talked about Roger's background, the early days of Bitcoin, why the world needs a decentralized digital currency, what drove Roger to support Bitcoin Cash, how he has allocated his portfolio, and what it would take to change his mind. =============================== Did you know only 1% of day traders actually turn a profit? So why are so many of us mistaking picking stocks for serious investing? You can’t control the markets, but you can control your risks. So how do billionaire investors control their risk? They invest in blue-chip art. If that sounds unusual to you, you’re not alone. But the ultra-wealthy have been investing in art for centuries. And since 2000, art has outperformed the S&P by an incredible 180%. Just a few years ago, a single work sold for $450 million! Imagine...Being able to invest in the very same paintings as millionaires and billionaires, at a fraction of the cost. Masterworks.io is an exclusive platform that makes it as easy as trading stocks online. And the best part is: you don’t need to know anything about art. Their experts will create a custom portfolio to meet your investment needs. With Masterworks.io you don’t have to choose between big risks and big returns. Sign up today, select PODCAST and you can skip the 70,000 waitlist to get first dibs. Just go to www.masterworks.io and select PODCAST. Hurry, this offer expires =============================== The BTSE exchange allows you to trade confidently. They are the leader in futures, which means they are pioneering Futures 2.0. With BTSE, you can trade next-level futures: freely choose and combine your margin and settlement assets and trade with up to 100x leverage. You can also sign up for a BTSE Elite membership that gives you unbeatable discounts and bonuses across the BTSE Exchange, OTC platform, and more. Go to BTSE.com/pomp to get a 10% discount on your BTSE Elite membership. =============================== LVL is a mobile banking app that provides an integrated Bitcoin and traditional bank account experience for a flat $9 monthly fee. They have no trading commission like Coinbase and no hidden spread like Robinhood. Your cash is held in a private, FDIC-insured checking account and you can buy and sell Bitcoin as many times as you want and only pay the monthly $9 flat fee. Legendary Bitcoiners Jimmy Song and Willy Woo are already advisors and we liked it so much that we invested in the company. This is a no brainer and it will save you an incredible amount of money, so go sign up at lvl.co/pomp or use promo code "pomp". =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Aug 01, 2020
350: Ross Gerber on Tesla and Bitcoin
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Ross is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. Ross has become one of the most influential investors on social and in traditional media. In this conversation, we discuss the 2008 financial crisis, how he leveraged social media early, what his Tesla thesis entails, what the Tesla bears got wrong, his lack of belief in cash, bitcoin as a global reserve currency, government corruption, and negative yielding bonds. =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Did you know only 1% of day traders actually turn a profit? So why are so many of us mistaking picking stocks for serious investing? You can’t control the markets, but you can control your risks. So how do billionaire investors control their risk? They invest in blue-chip art. If that sounds unusual to you, you’re not alone. But the ultra-wealthy have been investing in art for centuries. And since 2000, art has outperformed the S&P by an incredible 180%. Just a few years ago, a single work sold for $450 million! Imagine...Being able to invest in the very same paintings as millionaires and billionaires, at a fraction of the cost. Masterworks.io is an exclusive platform that makes it as easy as trading stocks online. And the best part is: you don’t need to know anything about art. Their experts will create a custom portfolio to meet your investment needs. With Masterworks.io you don’t have to choose between big risks and big returns. Sign up today, select PODCAST and you can skip the 70,000 waitlist to get first dibs. Just go to www.masterworks.io and select PODCAST. Hurry, this offer expires =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 31, 2020
349: Tom Wright on the Billion Dollar Whale
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Tom Wright is a co-author of the best selling book Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World. He is a Hong Kong-based journalist who previously spent years with The Wall Street Journal. In 2011, he was also one of the first journalists to arrive at the scene of the raid in which Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. In this conversation, we discuss the best selling book, the process required to confirm so many details and facts, who tried to stop him and how, what the craziest stories he uncovered were, where he thinks Jho Low is, and how he anticipates large frauds to continue to happen around the world. =============================== The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is the first of its kind to bring the exhilaration of crypto trading competition to the global stage. WSOT believes in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and power for crypto trading. This bi-annual event aims to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie among crypto derivatives traders from around the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space. This year’s prize pool is a whopping 200 BTC. Sign up here: http://www.bybit.com/wsot_warmup? =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 30, 2020
348: Zuby on Building a Business as an Individual Creator
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Zuby is a rapper, author, speaker, and coach. He graduated from Oxford and has quickly become an international sensation. In this conversation, we talk about Zuby's decade as an individual creator, how he sees technology empowering creators, what it takes to survive profitably on your own, why the legacy media has created a divisive society, the importance of seeking truth over consensus, and why he continues to be a fan of Bitcoin. ===============================  Athletic Greens is an all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Even with a balanced diet, it’s difficult to cover all of your nutritional bases. That’s where Athletic Greens will help. Their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body that’s delivered straight to your door. You can get yours at https://athleticgreens.com/pomp ===============================  The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/  ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 29, 2020
347: Steven Galanis on Creating The New Autograph With Cameo
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Steven Galanis is the CEO of Cameo, the world's leading marketplace for personalized video shoutouts. He previously helped finance films in Hollywood and spent 5 years as a professional options trader in Chicago after graduating from Duke University.  In this conversation, we discuss the original idea for Cameo, how they found product-market fit, the celebrity acquisition process, who makes the most money on the platform, deep fakes and generative media, how they raised more than $65 million, and who is the most requested person not on Cameo. ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp ===============================  When the New Yorker magazine asked Mark Zuckerberg how he gets his news he said the one news source he definitely follows is Techmeme. For more than two years and nearly 700 episodes, The Techmeme Ride Home has been Silicon Valley’s favorite tech news podcast. The Techmeme Ride Home is a daily podcast, only fifteen to twenty minutes long, and every day by 5pm eastern its ALL the latest tech news. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 28, 2020
346: Caitlin Long On Federal Banks and Bitcoin
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Caitlin Long is the Founder and CEO of Avanti Financial Group. She spent 22 years on Wall Street, including Morgan Stanley, where she was Head of Corporate Strategies and Pension Solutions. In this conversation, we discuss the macro economy, bank balance sheets, monetary stimulus, inflation, impact of the OCC decision, an update on Avanti, and the potential effect on Bitcoin and banks from the Presidential election.  ===============================  Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  ===============================  Did you know only 1% of day traders actually turn a profit? So why are so many of us mistaking picking stocks for serious investing? You can’t control the markets, but you can control your risks. So how do billionaire investors control their risk? They invest in blue-chip art. If that sounds unusual to you, you’re not alone. But the ultra-wealthy have been investing in art for centuries. And since 2000, art has outperformed the S&P by an incredible 180%. Just a few years ago, a single work sold for $450 million! Imagine...Being able to invest in the very same paintings as millionaires and billionaires, at a fraction of the cost. Masterworks.io is an exclusive platform that makes it as easy as trading stocks online. And the best part is: you don’t need to know anything about art. Their experts will create a custom portfolio to meet your investment needs. With Masterworks.io you don’t have to choose between big risks and big returns. Sign up today, select PODCAST and you can skip the 70,000 waitlist to get first dibs. Just go to www.masterworks.io and select PODCAST. Hurry, this offer expires soon. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 27, 2020
345: Ian Cassel on Micro Cap Investing
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Ian Cassel is the founder of Micro Cap Club and CIO of Intelligent Fanatics Capital Management. He has spent the last 20 years learning about and investing in micro cap public equities. In this conversation, we discuss the micro cap sector of public equities, why the smallest decile performs best, liquid vs illiquid opportunities, what Ian's process looks like, how he thinks about portfolio construction and diversification, what the impact of the pandemic has been, and his best and worst investments so far.  When the New Yorker magazine asked Mark Zuckerberg how he gets his news he said the one news source he definitely follows is Techmeme. For more than two years and nearly 700 episodes, The Techmeme Ride Home has been Silicon Valley’s favorite tech news podcast. The Techmeme Ride Home is a daily podcast, only fifteen to twenty minutes long, and every day by 5pm eastern its ALL the latest tech news.  =============================== The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/ =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 25, 2020
344: Sahil Lavingia On Building Technology Companies
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Sahil Lavingia is the co-founder and CEO of Gumroad, a technology platform that helps creatives earn a living selling the stuff they make directly to their audience. He was previously the number two employee at Pinterest.  In this conversation, we discuss the Gumroad story, the pros and cons of raising venture capital, why Sahil operates with such transparency, how he decided to start a fund, the economics of a VC fund, how to evaluate product-market fit, the no code movement, and his thoughts on Bitcoin and crypto. When the New Yorker magazine asked Mark Zuckerberg how he gets his news he said the one news source he definitely follows is Techmeme. For more than two years and nearly 700 episodes, The Techmeme Ride Home has been Silicon Valley’s favorite tech news podcast. The Techmeme Ride Home is a daily podcast, only fifteen to twenty minutes long, and every day by 5pm eastern its ALL the latest tech news.  =============================== The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/ =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 24, 2020
343: Joe Lallouz On Building Blockchain Infrastructure
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Joe Lallouz is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in New York City. He is the CEO of Bison Trails, a leading blockchain infrastructure company helping democratize access to blockchain networks. Joe previously co-founded a business that was acquired by Etsy in 2014. In this conversation, we discuss having employees mine Bitcoin on company servers, modern crypto networks, decentralized infrastructure, ASW centralization risk for altcoins, and creating technical resilience.  =============================== LVL is a mobile banking app that provides an integrated Bitcoin and traditional bank account experience for a flat $9 monthly fee. They have no trading commission like Coinbase and no hidden spread like Robinhood. Your cash is held in a private, FDIC-insured checking account and you can buy and sell Bitcoin as many times as you want and only pay the monthly $9 flat fee. Legendary Bitcoiners Jimmy Song and Willy Woo are already advisors and we liked it so much that we invested in the company. This is a no brainer and it will save you an incredible amount of money, so go sign up at lvl.co/pomp or use promo code "pomp". =============================== The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is the first of its kind to bring the exhilaration of crypto trading competition to the global stage. WSOT believes in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and power for crypto trading. This bi-annual event aims to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie among crypto derivatives traders from around the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space. This year’s prize pool is a whopping 200 BTC. Sign up here: http://www.bybit.com/wsot_warmup? =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 23, 2020
342: Kendrick Nguyen on The Future of Digital Securities
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Kendrick Nguyen is Co-Founder and CEO of Republic, a crowdfunding platform with a mission to democratize fundraising and a vision to become a true marketplace for private investing. In this conversation, we discuss the state of digital securities, COVID-19's impact on early stage fundraising, how the Republic Note works, and how Kendrick believes digital securities are likely to evolve over the next five years. =============================== The BTSE exchange allows you to trade confidently. They are the leader in futures, which means they are pioneering Futures 2.0. With BTSE, you can trade next-level futures: freely choose and combine your margin and settlement assets and trade with up to 100x leverage. You can also sign up for a BTSE Elite membership that gives you unbeatable discounts and bonuses across the BTSE Exchange, OTC platform, and more. Go to BTSE.com/pomp to get a 10% discount on your BTSE Elite membership. =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 22, 2020
341: Chris Slaughter On A Better Crypto Exchange Business Model
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Chris Slaughter is co-founder and CEO of LVL, a new full-fledged banking account that I invested in that is focused on providing all of the fiat and Bitcoin financial services you would expect for only $9/month. This disruptive business model is already growing in popularity with users, so I wanted to bring Chris on to explain it in more detail. In this conversation, we discuss demand deposit accounts, custodial accounts, importance of FDIC insurance, why monthly subscriptions make more financial sense for everyone involved, and how they built a product to service US dollars and Bitcoin simultaneously.  =============================== The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/ =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com.
Jul 21, 2020
340: Greg Isenberg On Building Consumer Internet Products
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Greg Isenberg is the Founder of Late Checkout and a Growth Advisor to TikTok. He previously built and sold a number of technology companies, including acquisitions by Stumbleupon and WeWork. In this conversation, we discuss businesses as vending machines, why momentum matters for social companies, working at WeWork, the no code movement, and various startup ideas that people should go build. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  =============================== Our second sponsor is Choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 20, 2020
339: Brooke Pollack On The Blockchain VC Landscape
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Brooke Pollack is the Founder and Managing Partner at Hutt Capital, a blockchain venture capital fund of funds and direct investment firm. In this conversation, we discuss the institutional LP world, how a traditional due diligence process works, common mistakes fund managers make, and the current blockchain VC fund landscape. =============================== The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is the first of its kind to bring the exhilaration of crypto trading competition to the global stage. WSOT believes in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and power for crypto trading. This bi-annual event aims to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie among crypto derivatives traders from around the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space. This year’s prize pool is a whopping 200 BTC. Sign up here: http://www.bybit.com/wsot_warmup? =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 18, 2020
338: ByBit CEO Ben Zhou On Building A Leading Derivatives Exchange
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Ben Zhou is the co-founder and CEO of Bybit, a global crypto derivatives exchange. He previously ran a retail forex brokerage for almost a decade. In this conversation, we discuss Bybit's founding story, how they used affiliate marketing to grow so fast, mobile trading trends, the World Series of Trading event, and what Ben thinks about the Chinese digital currency plans. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: https://www.blockset.com =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 17, 2020
337: Kingdom Trust CEO Ryan Radloff On Advancing Bitcoin Adoption
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Ryan Radloff is the CEO of Kingdom Trust, an independent qualified custodian focused on leveraging technology to provide customized and innovative custody solutions for clients including alternative asset investments. He previously was the co-founder and CEO of CoinShares, which led the charge for crypto adoption in Europe. In this conversation, we discuss Ryan's background, why he started Coinshares and how they grew, the importance of leveraging Kingdom Trust's Choice product to get Bitcoin into retirement accounts, and why Bitcoin provides the ability for savers to financially outperform investors. =============================== LVL is a mobile banking app that provides an integrated Bitcoin and traditional bank account experience for a flat $9 monthly fee. They have no trading commission like Coinbase and no hidden spread like Robinhood. Your cash is held in a private, FDIC-insured checking account and you can buy and sell Bitcoin as many times as you want and only pay the monthly $9 flat fee. Legendary Bitcoiners Jimmy Song and Willy Woo are already advisors and we liked it so much that we invested in the company. This is a no brainer and it will save you an incredible amount of money, so go sign up at lvl.co/pomp or use promo code "pomp".  =============================== The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/ =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 16, 2020
336: Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein On Investing In Crypto
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Michael Sonnenshein is the Managing Director at Grayscale Investments, the largest digital currency asset manager. In this role, Michael oversees the daily operations and growth of the business and its more than $4 billion in assets under management. In this conversation, we discuss Grayscale's Q2 results, where the capital inflows are coming from, why investors are flocking to digital assets, how Grayscale thinks about the premiums, and whether Grayscale will eventually own all the Bitcoin being mined. =============================== The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/ ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 15, 2020
335: Former Professional Skateboarder Mikey Taylor On Winning In Business
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Mikey Taylor is a former professional skateboarder who now spends his time investing in real estate across the United States at Commune Capital. He previously was also the co-founder of Saint Archer Brewery before they were acquired by MillerCoors. In this conversation, we discuss Mikey's epic run as a pro skateboarder, learning to be an entrepreneur, how he used self-evaluation to pursue self-improvement, how the Saint Archer acquisition happened, what he is seeing happen in the real estate market, and why market cycles are essential to understand. =============================== The BTSE exchange allows you to trade confidently. They are the leader in futures, which means they are pioneering Futures 2.0. With BTSE, you can trade next-level futures: freely choose and combine your margin and settlement assets and trade with up to 100x leverage. You can also sign up for a BTSE Elite membership that gives you unbeatable discounts and bonuses across the BTSE Exchange, OTC platform, and more. Go to BTSE.com/pomp to get a 10% discount on your BTSE Elite membership. =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 14, 2020
334: Ana Lorena Fabrega On How To Learn
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Ana Lorena Fabrega is a former teacher who now spends her time focused on building products to reimagine education. In this conversation, we discuss what traditional education gets wrong, how to unlearn what you learned, the toxic school culture of memorization, the changing role of educators, the future of online learning, and how to raise generations of entrepreneurs, creators, and producers.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 13, 2020
333: Jesse Proudman On Quantitative Investing In Crypto
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Jesse Proudman is the co-founder and CEO of Strix Leviathan, a quantitative crypto hedge fund algorithmically trading digital assets. In this conversation, we discuss quantitative trading in crypto, the lack of institutional infrastructure, why prime brokerage is so important, and the power of narratives. ========================== The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is the first of its kind to bring the exhilaration of crypto trading competition to the global stage. WSOT believes in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and power for crypto trading. This bi-annual event aims to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie among crypto derivatives traders from around the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space. This year’s prize pool is a whopping 200 BTC. Sign up here: http://www.bybit.com/wsot_warmup? ========================== The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/
Jul 11, 2020
332: Julie VerHage On The State Of FinTech
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Julie VerHage is the Senior Correspondent at FinTech Today. She also serves as a fintech analyst for a number of well known Silicon Valley venture capital funds after having spent a number of years as a journalist at Bloomberg. In this conversation, we discuss Square, Robinhood, Apple, Uber, Stripe, Brigit, Libra, neo-banks, streaming payments, the lending industry, technology companies helping distribute PPP money, what is next for fintech companies, and how incumbents are likely to respond to these upstarts. Julie also writes a weekly newsletter covering product strategy and analysis on the fintech industry. Check out Fintech Today to learn more. =========================== LVL is a mobile banking app that provides an integrated Bitcoin and traditional bank account experience for a flat $9 monthly fee. They have no trading commission like Coinbase and no hidden spread like Robinhood. Your cash is held in a private, FDIC-insured checking account and you can buy and sell Bitcoin as many times as you want and only pay the monthly $9 flat fee. Legendary Bitcoiners Jimmy Song and Willy Woo are already advisors and we liked it so much that we invested in the company. This is a no brainer and it will save you an incredible amount of money, so go sign up at lvl.co/pomp or use promo code "pomp". ========================== The Trends premium weekly report helps you understand market trends poised to skyrocket and how you can pounce. Join the private network of 5k+ builders, founders, and investors spotting tomorrow’s trends. Expand your network, and discover the next big business idea before it explodes: https://trends.co/pomp/
Jul 10, 2020
331: Hiten Shah On Building Successful Startups & Products
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Hiten Shah is the co-founder of FYI, a company that helps you find your documents in 3 clicks or less. He previously co-founded CrazyEgg and KISSmetrics as well. In this conversation, we discuss lessons learned over the last 20 years in the tech industry, venture capital vs bootstrapping, the future of remote work, why labor costs decrease and marketing costs increase, and why creators are so well positioned to build massive companies in the future. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: https://www.blockset.com ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 09, 2020
330: Kat Cole - The Best Business Leader In America?
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Kat Cole is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Focus Brands, a company doing nearly $5 billion in annual revenue. She is the former president of Focus Brands' subsidiary Cinnabon. Prior to that, she was an Executive Vice President of Hooters. In this conversation, we discuss leading through hyper-growth, obsession with truth, why time is bad when dealing with problems, what the hotshot rule is, the importance of consumer-obsessed mindsets in business, and how Focus Brands is handling the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic crisis. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 08, 2020
329: Jon Najarian On Wall Street and Bitcoin
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Jon ‘DRJ’ Najarian was linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport – trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years. He built and sold a number of companies, including a $750 million exit to E*TRADE in September 2016. In this conversation, we discuss the physicality of the old school trading pits, how Wall Street has evolved over the years, Robinhood, Davey Day Trader, why Jon and his brother are building a company to educate investors, and how much of his portfolio is currently in Bitcoin. ===============================  The BTSE exchange allows you to trade confidently. They are the leader in futures, which means they are pioneering Futures 2.0. With BTSE, you can trade next-level futures: freely choose and combine your margin and settlement assets and trade with up to 100x leverage. You can also sign up for a BTSE Elite membership that gives you unbeatable discounts and bonuses across the BTSE Exchange, OTC platform, and more. Go to BTSE.com/pomp to get a 10% discount on your BTSE Elite membership. ===============================  The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 07, 2020
328: Pomp Answers Listeners' Questions
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This is an episode of The Pomp Podcast with host Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano. He answers a bunch of questions from listeners about everything from finance to business to his personal story. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 03, 2020
327: Cameron Porter On Apple Becoming A Healthcare Company
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Cameron Porter is a Venture Architect at Alley Corp, an organization in New York that originates a startup idea, hires the team, funds the initial 6-12 months and launches the company. Occasionally, they invest in very early stage companies as the first seed investors as well. In this conversation, we discuss Apple as a services company, the rise of the quantitative self, why Apple will need to get into healthcare, how switching costs get higher over time, and why Cameron thinks Apple may prescribe you LSD one day. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 02, 2020
326: John Shahidi is the Architect Behind Your Favorite Digital Content
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John Shahidi is a businessman, software developer, manager and producer. He and his brother started Shots Studios, a management company that produces content and serves as the creative studio for top internet talent. In this conversation, we discuss data-driven content creation, how audience is the new currency, why Shots Studios focuses on YouTube, the importance of Shopify, creators as a micro platform, and various monetization strategies for the modern internet. =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jul 01, 2020
325: Michael Arrington On The Future Of Crypto
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Michael Arrington is the founder of Arrington XRP Capital. He is also the founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities. In this conversation, we discuss the modern media landscape, what he learned from TechCrunch, how regulation is affecting crypto, what is happening in US politics, why the 2nd Amendment is important, and a conversation around Bitcoin, Ripple, and XRP. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: https://www.blockset.com ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 30, 2020
324: Former Public Pension Chairman Marc Levine On Investing During The Pension Crisis
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Marc Levine is the Former Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Investment. He also started Chicago Asset Funding, which navigated the 2008 financial crisis very profitably. In this conversation, we discuss runaway pension liabilities, the disciplined systematic approach Illinois used to go from 3rd quartile of performance to top 8% in 3 years, the importance of overweighting tech and innovation, the index model of pensions, and what it will take to get Bitcoin in every pension portfolio. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 29, 2020
323: Douglas Boneparth on Financial Education And Risk
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Douglas Boneparth is the president and founder of Bone Fide Wealth. He is also the co-author of The Millennial Money Fix, which helps millennials learn the reasons for their financial challenges and provides the mechanics for their solutions. In this conversation, we discuss how access without knowledge is dangerous, why advisors are better than roboadvisors, FOMO culture, Doug's current view on crypto, and his best & worst investment ever. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 26, 2020
322: Amir Haleem on Building the World's First Peer-to-Peer Wireless Network
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Amir Haleem is the co-founder and CEO of Helium, a technology company that built the Helium Hotspot. The Helium Hotspot has created an innovative way to decentralize and democratize ownership of wireless networks. In this conversation, we talked about Amir's time as one of the top gamers in the world, why he thinks we have to decentralize wireless networks, how the Helium Hotspot works, and what it means to build the people's network. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: https://www.blockset.com ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 25, 2020
321: Parker Lewis Gives An Overview Of The Federal Reserve
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Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital.  In this conversation, we discuss the Federal Reserve, their mandate, what actions they have recently taken, how the economy has been impacted, and why Bitcoin continues to be an obvious solution to the structural issues presented by fiat currencies.  =============================== Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 24, 2020
320: Jason Calacanis - The World’s Most Successful Angel Investor?
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Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular podcasts This Week in Startups and Angel. He boasts one of the top angel investor track records in recent history in Silicon Valley and has written a book to teach others how to replicate his success as well. This conversation was a little different than normal as we recorded a dual-podcast episode. Rather than argue over who got to interview who, we recorded one two hour episode where we interview each other throughout the episode. You can also listen to this episode on Jason's podcast, This Week in Startups. We covered everything from Bitcoin to early-stage investing to coronavirus to the recent protests. This episode was a lot of fun to record and hopefully you enjoy it. =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 23, 2020
319: Bradley Miles Explains Social Money
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Bradley Miles is the Co-founder and CEO of Roll, a platform that helps individuals create unique and branded fan-based digital currency or what they call social money. In this conversation, we discuss social money, how content is currency, what the bull case for fan-based currencies are, and how big of an opportunity this could end up being.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 22, 2020
318: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins On Criminal Justice Reform
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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is an American social justice advocate and the co-founder and CEO of Promise, a California-based company reworking the bail system. In this conversation, we discuss the devaluing of content, radical honesty, criminal justice reform, bail reform, and how technology can solve society's problems in a for-profit model. =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally earn crypto for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 19, 2020
317: Soona Amhaz On The Future of Crypto Outside The US
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Soona Amhaz is a Co-Founder of Token Daily and General Partner at Volt Capital. In this conversation, we discuss open finance applications, the failure of the Lebanese Lira, end user infrastructure, crypto's opportunity in African countries, and inflationary vs deflationary shocks.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 18, 2020
316: Tyrone Ross On The Need For Financial Education In America
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Tyrone Ross is a financial consultant, early-stage start-up advisor, entrepreneur, and athlete. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of financial education, how Bitcoin was built for the inner city communities, what financial advisors are missing right now, and what you can do as an average person listening at home. =============================== The Helium Hotspot is a new product that enables the people, not the telcos, to own and operate a wireless network in their city for Internet of Things devices. You can literally get paid for helping to build the network and providing connectivity to Internet of Things devices sending small bits of data. Join the movement and get your Helium Hotspot today with $50 off using the code POMP at helium.com. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 17, 2020
315: Scientist P.D. Mangan On Using Diet & Exercise To Fight Aging
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PD Mangan is a 65 year-old author and scientist focused on using pharmacology, biochemistry, and microbiology to better understand how diet and exercise can be used for anti-aging and longevity. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of lean muscle mass, the science behind caloric restriction, why he is a proponent of high intensity resistance training, and the difference between lifespan and healthspan.  You can read more of PD's work here: https://roguehealthandfitness.com/ =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: https://www.blockset.com ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 16, 2020
314: Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson Shares The Secrets Of The Wine Industry
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Dustin Wilson is a Master Sommelier and a co-founder of Verve Wine. He was previously the Wine Director at Eleven Madison Park, a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. Dustin was also featured in Somm, a popular documentary about the challenging Master Sommelier exam. In this conversation, we discuss the Master Sommelier process, how he built Verve Wine, the COVID-19 impact on the hospitality industry, the recent cheating scandal in the wine world, an overview of wine as an investment asset, his favorite wines, the most underrated wine region, and biodynamic wines. You can purchase wine and have it shipped to your house at https://vervewine.com/ =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 15, 2020
313: Adam Townsend on Rich People Money vs Poor People Money
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Adam Townsend is a private investor who now manages his own capital through his family office. He previously was one of the largest producers on Wall Street and has spent the last two decades investing in some of the world's most valuable companies. In this conversation, we discuss Wall Street in the 1990s, why Adam started a family office, how society has exchanged the Constitution for Terms of Service, what his biggest investments are right now, why he refrained from investing in Amazon, and what he means by rich people money vs poor people money. ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  ===============================  Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/podcast?kid=19DN5C ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 12, 2020
312: Mark Jeffrey On The Importance Of Timing
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Mark Jeffrey is the co-founder and CEO of Guardian Circle, a service tackling emergency response through a unique community approach. He's also a serial entrepreneur with five exits, a published author, and worked closely with some of the biggest names in tech including Jason Calacanis and Travis Kalanick. In this conversation, we discuss how emergency response can improve, why disbanding the police probably won't happen, what it has been like to work with some of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs, and the experience of building a company during COVID-19. ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com  =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 11, 2020
311: Jack Murphy On The Use Of The Military During Social Unrest
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Jack Murphy is an eight-year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Freefall team in 5th Special Forces Group. In this conversation, we discuss the use of military personnel on American soil during periods of social unrest, what it takes for a soldier to disobey unlawful orders, what average citizens can do right now, and how the state of the press is evolving in real time. You can purchase Jack's book, Murphy's Law, here: https://www.amazon.com/Murphys-Law-Journey-Investigative-Journalist/dp/1501191241 ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com  ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the slink https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 10, 2020
310: Peter Pham On The Secret Art Of Fundraising
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Peter Pham is the co-founder of startup studio Science, which is behind many of the world's best consumer internet companies, where they co-build these companies with founders in Santa Monica, CA. In this conversation, we discuss the secret art of fundraising, what Science looks for in great companies, why Peter spends so much time networking, how to build a great brand, and the stories behind Dollar Shave Club, Liquid Death, RealBlocks, and PlayVS. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com
Jun 09, 2020
309: Daryl Morey On Using Data To Make Decisions
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Daryl Morey is the general manager of the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He is a strong proponent of analytical methods, having created the true shooting percentage statistic, and co-founded the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. In this conversation, we discuss the latest NBA update, how the Rockets use advanced analytics to make decisions, why Daryl spends so much time supporting civil liberties, what he thinks of SpaceX, and why he has been a proponent of Bitcoin since 2011. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 05, 2020
308: Matt Ridley On Rationalism & Innovation In The Current Environment
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Matt Ridley is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics, including The Rational Optimist and his new book, How Innovation Works And Why It Flourishes In Freedom. In this conversation, we discuss how prosperity evolves, why optimism is important, the difference between innovation and invention, how innovation is bottoms up, why China has been so innovative, and the future of stateless innovation.  ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  ===============================  Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/podcast?kid=19DN5C ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 04, 2020
307: Alex Kantrowitz On Big Tech's Role In Society
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Alex Kantrowitz, the author of a new book on big technology called Always Day One: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever. He was previously the lead technology reporter at BuzzFeed, but recently left to start his own media company called Big Technology. In this conversation, we discuss the role of big tech in society, the commonalities between each of them, why Alex left his job to go out on his own, and why the individual media company will be more popular in the future. Alex's Book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607065/always-day-one-by-alex-kantrowitz/ Alex's Email: https://bigtechnology.substack.com/ =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at http://www.pompletter.com ===============================
Jun 03, 2020
306: Andrew Wilkinson On Building Profitable Businesses With No Funding
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Andrew Wilkinson is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Tiny. He previously founded MetaLab, one of the world's top design agencies. He has gone from working out of his apartment a little over a decade ago, to today overseeing a group of companies with over 300 employees and tens of millions in revenue. In this conversation, we discussed the no code movement, subscription business models, how to hire executives, lessons learned from acquiring so many businesses, and what the internal narratives Andrew is telling himself right now. You can learn more about Tiny at www.tinycapital.com ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com  ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link https://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 02, 2020
305: Shervin Pishevar On Identifying Industry-Defining Entrepreneurs
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Shervin Pishevar is one of the most successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. He has previously invested heavily into companies like Uber, Airbnb, and many others. Shervin was also the former founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop One, an ambitious plan to change the way that humans and cargo are transported. In this conversation, we discuss Elon Musk, Travis Kalanick, the various industry-defining companies that Shervin has backed, why creators control the new media paradigm, and why Shervin believes Bitcoin is a long-term systemic bet on humanity.  ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. https://www.blockfi.com/pomp  ===============================  Our second sponsor is choice, a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/podcast?kid=19DN5C ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
Jun 01, 2020
304: Jo Bhakdi On The Future Of Genomic Sequencing
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Jo Bhakdi is the founder and CEO of Quantgene, a company deploying the world’s leading Deep Genomics solution. Their mission is to save lives through early detection, better prevention and more effective cures for all disease, starting with cancer. In this conversation, we discuss machine learning, sequencing technology, and DNA extraction procedures defines the cutting edge of genomic diagnostics, early disease detection, and precision medicine. ========================= Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com =======================
May 28, 2020
303: Jeff John Roberts Tells The Coinbase Origination Story
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Jeff John Roberts writes about intellectual property, blockchain and cyber security for Fortune. He has a new book about Coinbase titled Kings of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and onto Wall Street. In this conversation, we discuss the Coinbase story, Satoshi Square, the various players that helped build the US' largest crypto exchange, and why Coinbase may tokenize their equity rather than go public one day. ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
May 27, 2020
302: Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets
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Spencer Dinwiddie is a professional basketball player on the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. He is also one of the most forward thinking business minds in the league, which led him to create the first tokenization of a professional athlete's revenue in the United States. In this conversation, we discuss who the best NBA scorer, defender, and shit talker is, along with a surprise choice for the Greatest Of All-Time. We also discuss the latest on Spencer's tokenized bond and what the goal of his recent GoFundMe campaign was.  ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. www.blockfi.com/pomp  ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 26, 2020
301: Travis Kling On The Future Of Bitcoin
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Travis Kling is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Ikigai Asset Management. In this conversation, we discuss the great accelerator, quantitative easing, modern monetary theory, inflation, strong dollar, politics, China, the generational divide, and Bitcoin. ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 22, 2020
300: Denise Shull On Using Modern Psychoanalysis To Be A Better Investor
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Denise Shull is a performance coach who uses neuroeconomics and modern psychoanalysis in her work with hedge funds and professional athletes. She is also the founder of The ReThink Group. In this conversation, we discuss the market as emotions, the importance of self-awareness, keys to being a good listener, difference in investing and sports performance, and modern psychoanalysis. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com  ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
May 21, 2020
299: Dave Collum Explores Big, Dangerous Ideas
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Dave Collum is a Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University. He is a popular staple of FinTwit and writes one of the best annual summaries at the end of each year. In this conversation, we discuss the COVID-19 crisis, the economic crisis, the role of the Federal Reserve, the 2020 Presidential race, his Jeffrey Epstein theory, Gold & Bitcoin, and how Dave would invest his time and money as a young person today. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pompletter.com
May 20, 2020
298: Julia Cheek On Being The CEO Behind The First At-Home COVID-19 Test
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Julia Cheek is the Founder and CEO of Everlywell, which makes at home health testing easier than ever. They recently became the first company to receive FDA approval to offer an at-home COVID-19 test. In this conversation, we discuss their COVID-19 response, the lab testing market, how healthcare and telemedicine are changing, why healthcare cost transparency is so important, and why Julia thinks they are just getting started. You can learn more about Everlywell at https://www.everlywell.com/ =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 19, 2020
297: Scott Lynn On The Argument For Investing In Fine Art
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Scott Lynn is the Founder of Masterworks, which allows anyone to purchase and trade shares in iconic artworks. In this conversation, Scott and Anthony discuss what the private art market is, how big of a business it is, why art has outperformed the S&P 500 since 2000, and how Masterworks is democratizing access to this growing asset class. Learn more about Masterworks here: https://bit.ly/2LyECQC =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. www.blockfi.com/pomp  ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 18, 2020
296: Robin Hanson On The Argument For Variolation
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Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. In this conversation, we discuss the current COVID-19 response, why variolation is a viable option to develop a solution, what futarchy is, why the stock market is a prediction market, and whether aliens are real or not. ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today.  ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 17, 2020
295: Balaji Srinivasan On The Argument For Decentralization - Part 1
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Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor and entrepreneur. He is formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He was also the cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. In this conversation, we discuss centralization vs decentralization, total state vs market anarchy, land vs cloud, the impending political realignment, failing institutions, and MMT vs Bitcoin. This is Part 1 of the conversation. We will release Part 2 at a later date. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 15, 2020
294: Cullen Roche Explains The Ultimate Breakdown Of The Federal Reserve
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Cullen Roche is the Founder at Orcam Financial Group, a financial services firm offering research, personal advisory, institutional consulting and educational services. In this conversation, we discuss how the Fed works, what is the most common misconceptions, whether we will see deflation or inflation in the future, the consequences of not having recessions, how markets would look with no QE, and what he thinks about Bitcoin & gold. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com  ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 14, 2020
293: Josh Wolfe On Investing In Frontier Technology
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Josh Wolfe is a cofounder of Lux Capital. His goal is to support scientists and entrepreneurs who pursue counter-conventional solutions to the most vexing puzzles of our time in order to lead us into a brighter future. In this conversation, we discuss finding the outcasts that build valuable companies, why science is not based on consensus, deflation vs inflation, how censorship can stop innovation, Elon Musk & Tesla, Ray Dalio, space travel & aliens, and Bitcoin. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 13, 2020
292: Jameson Lopp on Bitcoin Privacy & Sovereignty
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Jameson Lopp, a co-founder at Casa. He is one of the most well known technical minds in Bitcoin and has quickly become an expert on personal privacy. In this conversation, Jameson and Anthony discuss the Bitcoin halving, personal privacy, individual sovereignty, risks to Bitcoin's adoption, hash rate in China, and what would change Jameson's mind about Bitcoin. ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 12, 2020
291: Phil Demers Is The Walrus Whisperer
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Philip Demers is a former professional marine mammal trainer at Marineland of Canada in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He is best known for his relationship with a captive walrus named Smooshi. In this conversation, Phil tells Smooshi's story, explains the animal cruelty that happens at various entertainment facilities, and highlights why animal ownership is such a big business. This episode was a fun one to record and if you find Phil's story compelling, please go support him and Smooshi at www.savesmooshi.com ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today.  ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 09, 2020
290: Aleks Svetski On Why Bitcoin Is A No Brainer
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Aleks Svetski is the cofounder and CEO of Amber, a mobile company focused on making exposure to Bitcoin and the new wave of digital assets as simple, low risk, and automated as possible. In this conversation, we discuss the Bitcoin halving, how natural systems function, why quantitative hardening matters, and what Ray Dalio is missing on his analysis of Bitcoin.  ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 08, 2020
289: Mike Maples on Finding World-Class Founders
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Mike Maples, Jr is a Partner at Floodgate. He has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010. He is one of the most successful early stage technology investors in the world with previous investments in Twitter, Twitch.tv, and Lyft. In this conversation, we discuss how to build a breakthrough company, why a founder's insight is more important than their original product, a new scientific method for identifying attractive markets, and what patterns Mike has recognized in the best founders over the years. ============================= This episode is brought to you by Koyfin. It is the only software tool that I use when trying to better understand the financial markets. They are a web-based platform that lets you analyze stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and other assets all in one place. I’ve been using it every day to track what's going on in the market and I think if you try it, you will too. Koyfin has a ton of high quality data, powerful functionality and a clean interface. The best part is that it is free. You can sign up at http://www.koyfin.com =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 07, 2020
288: Keith Rabois on the State of the World
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Keith Rabois is a General Partner at Founders Fund and is one of the most respected minds in Silicon Valley. He previously was part of the PayPal mafia, served as the COO of Square, and co-founded real estate company OpenDoor. Keith also has invested in many industry defining businesses including Yelp, Linkedin, and hundreds of others.  In this conversation, we discussed the coronavirus, the economic crisis, the Federal Reserve's actions, the issue with bad data, what we should learn from all of this, how OpenDoor is doing, what an economic recovery may look like, why Sundar Pichai should lose his job at Google, and how Chinese spies may have infiltrated big tech companies. You don't want to miss this episode. ============================= This episode is brought to you by Koyfin.  It is the only software tool that I use when trying to better understand the financial markets. They are a web-based platform that lets you analyze stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and other assets all in one place. I’ve been using it every day to track what's going on in the market and I think if you try it, you will too. Koyfin has a ton of high quality data, powerful functionality and a clean interface. The best part is that it is free. You can sign up at http://www.koyfin.com ============================= Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 06, 2020
287: Nathan Latka On Growth Hacking Everything
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Nathan Latka is a serial entrepreneur with a top business podcast, an investor in B2B SaaS companies, and a bestselling author. In this conversation, we discuss the future of media, how he tactically grew his podcast to 10 million downloads, why he believes debt financing for SaaS businesses is the next frontier, and how business in a post-COVID world will evolve.  =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com  ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 05, 2020
286: Bill Perkins on Investing in Natural Gas
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Bill Perkins is an American hedge fund manager, film producer, and high stakes poker player from Houston, Texas. He specifically focuses on venture capital and energy markets. In this conversation, we discuss the energy markets, universal basic income, how investing is a psychology test, why Bill plays high-stakes poker, and what the big idea behind "Die with Zero" really means. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. www.blockfi.com/pomp  ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at www.pompletter.com
May 04, 2020
285: Dan Held on Bitcoin and The Halving
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Dan Held is currently the Director of Business Development for Kraken, one of the OG Bitcoin spot exchanges. Dan has been in the Bitcoin community for about 8 years and continues to be one of the brightest minds in the space. In this conversation, we discussed the early days of Bitcoin, his current portfolio allocation, the financialization of Bitcoin, how greed is built into the protocol, and what would make him change his mind about Bitcoin. ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://pomp.substack.com  =============================== You can watch each of these podcast episodes on YouTube, where Pomp and the guest are recorded on video. Click here to visit Pomp's YouTube page and get each episode daily: https://www.youtube.com/c/anthonypompliano
May 02, 2020
284: Peter Zeihan Explains The Geopolitical Landscape
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Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, author, and speaker who specializes in global energy, demographics and security. He analyzes the realities of geography and populations to deepen the understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends. In this conversation, we discuss how demographics drive economies, why consumption led growth will become impossible, what is happening in the oil markets, why Peter believes China won't be a unified or industrialized country in a decade, how a virus can lead to famine, and what is happening in various places around the world.  You can find Peter at https://zeihan.com/ =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pomp.substack.com ===============================
May 01, 2020
283: Adam Traidman on the Future of Crypto in Asia
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Adam Traidman is currently CEO and co-founder of BRD, one of the first Bitcoin wallets in the app store. He is also currently the CEO of Ripple Asia and the CEO of SBI Mining Chip Company. In this conversation, we discussed the founding story of BRD, how the company has evolved over the last few years, what the current environment for crypto in Japan is, how the chip manufacturing business has changed due to coronavirus, and what Adam thinks of China's digital currency efforts.   ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pomp.substack.com
Apr 30, 2020
282: Taylor Lorenz on Internet Culture
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Taylor Lorenz is a technology reporter at The New York Times covering internet culture. Before joining The Times, she was a technology and culture writer at The Atlantic and The Daily Beast. In this conversation, we discussed what internet culture is, how memes are the message, the business behind the largest influencers, how content houses work, what exactly is happening on TikTok, and the dark side of an influencer's fame.  =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today.  ===============================  Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pomp.substack.com
Apr 29, 2020
281: Ben Baller On Being An Innovator Of Culture
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Ben Baller is a musician, actor, and jeweler. He founded IF and Co, which creates extravagant diamond-encrusted jewelry. Baller has attracted many client celebrities, such as Kayne West, Drake, Nas, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas, and Mariah Carey. He even created a diamond-encrusted belt buckle for Michael Jackson. In this conversation, we discuss the wild stories from Ben's days at Priority Records and Aftermath, how he became the number one jeweler in the world, why Ben is an entrepreneur and innovator, the story behind the $10 million ring he created for a Middle Eastern Prince, and why Ben was born to talk shit.  This episode is an unedited view into the life and mind of one of culture's most important people. Please be prepared for foul language and powerful ideas.  ===============================  TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial.  =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pomp.substack.com
Apr 28, 2020
280: Cindy Eckert on Making Women Really Rich
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Cindy Eckert is an entrepreneur who built and sold two pharmaceutical companies, including Sprout Pharmaceuticals which created the “female Viagra." In this conversation, Cindy and Anthony discuss selling the female viagra for $1 billion in cash, why it is so important to make women rich, how healthcare will change after COVID-19, and how Cindy is helping to put women on top. ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. www.blockfi.com/pomp =============================== Pomp writes a daily letter to over 45,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at pomp.substack.com
Apr 27, 2020
279: Chandan Lodha on Building Products in Crypto
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Chandan Lodha is the Co-founder of Cointracker, a digital product that provides cryptocurrency tax and portfolio assistance across thousands of cryptocurrencies and hundreds of exchanges & wallets. In this conversation, we discussed working on Project Loon at GoogleX, tax strategies for crypto traders to save money, the difficulties in building a portfolio tracking product, and what it was like to go through the PPP loan process. Sign-up for CoinTracker with a 10% discount at www.cointracker.io/a/pomp.  Other relevant links Follow CoinTracker: https://twitter.com/CoinTracker Follow Chandan: https://twitter.com/cglodha Project Loon: https://loon.com/ =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe. =============================== 
Apr 25, 2020
278: Alex Gladstein on Fighting the Normalization of Surveillance
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Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and the Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In this conversation, we discuss the culture war over privacy, digital contact tracking, over the skin to under the skin surveillance, and why authoritarian systems are not better for fighting public health crisis. ===============================  BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.  ===============================
Apr 24, 2020
#277: Arjun Sethi on Data-Informed Investing
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Arjun Sethi is a Co-founder and Partner at Tribe Capital. He previously built multiple successful companies with 9 figure exits. In this conversation, we discuss market timing for product-market fit, the cyclical nature of growth tactics, slow vs fast money, N-of-1 companies, and Tribe's view on cryptocurrency. ===============================  Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com  ===============================
Apr 23, 2020
#276: Jihan Bowes-Little on Identifying Private Market Opportunities
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Jihan Bowes-Little is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Bracket Capital. ‍ Jihan began his investing career in London on Goldman Sachs’ esteemed Global Macro Proprietary Trading Desk, the first analyst in the firm’s history to be asked to join. In 2006, he moved to Credit Trading, where he managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio throughout the subprime crisis, generating record profits and gaining invaluable expertise investing in illiquid markets and emerging asset classes. He later joined Millennium Capital as a Portfolio Manager, and was later recruited to lead a multi-strategy portfolio for BlueCrest Capital, where he was promoted to Partner in 2012. In this conversation, we discussed why liquidity matters, good mental frameworks for balancing risk and reward, how to identify markets with attractive dislocation, where Jihan sees opportunity in the world of venture capital, and why the era of passive investing is dead. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. =============================== TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ===============================
Apr 22, 2020
#275: Yassine Elmandjra of ARK Invest on Bitcoin
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Yassine Elmandjra is a Thematic Analyst at ARK Invest focused on Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. In this conversation, Anthony and Yassine discuss ARK Invest's philosophy on crypto, why they are so bullish on Square, what people should understand about Bitcoin's volatility during COVID-19, how the halving should play out, the latest on Libra, and how Yassine thinks about Ethereum. =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe. =============================== 
Apr 21, 2020
#274: Alexis Ohanian on Building and Investing in the Modern Digital World
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Alexis Ohanian is the Co-founder of Initialized Capital, a half-billion dollar early stage venture capital firm. He is also the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the world. In this conversation, Anthony and Alexis discuss the founding story of Reddit, what Alexis learned as a Partner at YCombinator, whether he has ever beat Serena at anything athletic, what industries should benefit from behavior shifts due to the virus, and what org structure and internal tools allow Initialized to operate at such a high level.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ===============================  Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com ===============================
Apr 20, 2020
#273: Igor Jablokov on Building an AI Ready Workforce to Improve Operational Resilience
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Igor Jablokov is the CEO of Pryon, an AI company focused on augmented intelligence for the enterprise. He previously founded industry pioneer Yap, the world's first high-accuracy, fully-automated cloud platform for voice recognition. In this conversation, Anthony and Igor discuss voice recognition technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, the best and worst current applications of these technologies, whether AI is evil or not, and how our society should think through educating more people to leverage these technologies in a productive manner. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ===============================  TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. =============================== 
Apr 18, 2020
#272: Jim Bianco on The Potential Separation of State and Money
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Jim Bianco is President and Macro Strategist at Bianco Research, L.L.C. Since 1990 Jim’s commentaries have offered a unique perspective on the global economy and financial markets. In this conversation, Anthony and Jim discuss the current state of the economy, how monetary policy decisions will drive future movements in the financial markets, and why Jim believes the next global reserve currency will be a cryptocurrency.  =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. ===============================  Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe. =============================== 
Apr 17, 2020
#271: Cathie Wood Explains Why Innovation Thrives During A Financial Crisis
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Cathie Wood is the Founder, CEO and CIO at ARK Invest. Prior to this, she spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed over $5 billion. In this conversation, Anthony and Cathie discuss COVID-19, the economic implications of monetary policy decisions, how innovation gains market share during times of crisis, her thoughts on Square/Tesla, and her latest views on Bitcoin. ===============================  TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com =============================== 
Apr 16, 2020
#270: Mark Cuban on What He Would Do As President
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Mark Cuban is a billionaire entrepreneur and investor. He is the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. In this conversation, Anthony and Mark discuss the current economic and health crises, the subsequent monetary policy decisions, how various asset classes will perform, what small businesses are doing to survive, whether corporations should receive bailouts, what privacy concerns people should be aware of, what will happen in the NBA, and what Mark's plan for the United States would be as President.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ===============================  If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, tech, and finance. Check out my newsletter by visiting pomp.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter. =============================== 
Apr 15, 2020
#269: Dan Fleyshman Reveals the Secrets of Influencer Marketing
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Dan Fleyshman is the Founder of Elevator Studio, a social media agency that's handled celebrity & influencers campaigns for products ranging from top tier fitness & apparel brands to mobile apps like Postmates & Lyft. In this conversation, Anthony and Dan discuss the story behind the "Who's Your Daddy" brand, how Dan became the youngest CEO to take a company public, what the early days of influencer marketing entailed, how he currently assesses each social media platform, the importance of educating yourself, and why he created the 100 Million Academy to educate entrepreneurs. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com =============================== TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. =============================== ~ If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, tech, and finance. Check out my newsletter by visiting pomp.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Apr 14, 2020
#268: Jeff Booth on Why We Need to Embrace Deflation
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Jeff Booth is the author of the new book titled The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation Is the Key to an Abundant Future.  In this conversation, Anthony and Jeff discuss the difference between inflation and deflation, why technology is inherently deflationary, how easy credit has led to a massive asset bubble, why the world will need to move to a deflationary economy, and how Jeff is currently thinking about the economic crisis we are facing. =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe. ===============================
Apr 13, 2020
#267: Preston Byrne on Constitutional Rights During the Quarantine
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Preston Byrne is a partner at Anderson Kill, where his practice focuses on early-stage technology companies with complex cross-border legal issues, including industrial cryptography, cryptocurrency and interactive computer services businesses. In this conversation, Anthony and Preston discussLibertarian politics, the US Constitution, various recent government actions and whether they violate the constitution or not, and what citizens need to pay attention to in order to ensure the government doesn't infringe on their civil liberties or personal freedoms. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. Visit try.blockfi.com/get-50/?ref=pomp50 to get started with BlockFi today and earn up to $50 in BTC when you create an interest account and make a deposit of $250 or more. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com =============================== TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ===============================
Apr 12, 2020
#266: Ruben Harris on The Future of Education and Training
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Ruben Harris is the Co-host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, he is also the CEO of Career Karma, an organization that matches people who want to learn to code with the right support circle and coding boot camp for their needs. In this conversation, Anthony and Ruben discuss the current unemployment numbers, what part of the workforce is most affected, how individuals can gain new skills, what the job prospects in technology look like, how education will change in the future, and what people who are laid off can do now to position themselves for success. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. Visit try.blockfi.com/get-50/?ref=pomp50 to get started with BlockFi today and earn up to $50 in BTC when you create an interest account and make a deposit of $250 or more. =============================== TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ===============================
Apr 10, 2020
#265: Ali Hamed on Seeking Value in Today’s Private Credit Market
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Ali Hamed is the co-founder of Coventure, an asset management firm focused on deploying capital across venture capital and unique credit strategies. In this conversation, Anthony and Ali discuss the private credit market, how borrowers and lenders are treating each other, where the areas of opportunities will be, how founders can respond to the pandemic, and how source data in advertising and e-commerce has given Ali a better sense of the trends in those industries.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. Visit try.blockfi.com/get-50/?ref=pomp50 to get started with BlockFi today and earn up to $50 in BTC when you create an interest account and make a deposit of $250 or more. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com ===============================
Apr 09, 2020
#264: Dan Primack on How Covid-19 will Impact the Early-Stage Investment Climate
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Dan Primack is the business editor at Axios and author of the daily Axios Pro Rata newsletter and podcast, where he covers the world of dealmakers across VC, PE and M&A. In this conversation, Anthony and Dan discuss the current economic crisis, the approved stimulus package, how small businesses are affected, the current impact on private equity and venture capital companies, and what limited partners are saying. =============================== Crypto.com is the only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. =============================== Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe. ===============================
Apr 08, 2020
#263: Robert Kiyosaki on How The World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Money
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Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos. His book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, is the number 1 personal finance book of all time. In this conversation, Anthony and Robert discuss the current global economy, why the Fed is a cartel, what every individual needs to understand about finance, where you should put your wealth to protect it, why the little guy is going to get screwed in this financial depression, and Robert even shares a number of Vietnam war stories.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. Visit try.blockfi.com/get-50/?ref=pomp50 to get started with BlockFi today and earn up to $50 in BTC when you create an interest account and make a deposit of $250 or more. =============================== TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ===============================
Apr 07, 2020
#262: Tim Kennedy on Individual Freedom and Responsibility During The Crisis
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Tim Kennedy is the Founder of Sheepdog Response, a company focused on training in self-defense, martial arts, and weaponry. Kennedy is also a Ranger qualified Special Forces Sniper with almost 20 deployments under his belt. Prior to his retirement from professional mixed martial arts, Tim was ranked among the top Middleweights in the UFC, while also fighting in almost every competitive MMA league that exists. Tim has been featured on many television shows, most recently “Hunting Hitler” on the History Channel, and Hard to Kill on the Discovery Channel. In this conversation, Tim and Anthony discuss the historical examples of crises being used to reduce freedom, the importance of civil liberties and personal freedom, where Tim has seen the aftermath of freedom being taken from citizens, how stupidity is not illegal, and we cover a number of recent examples of potential violations of the constitution that are concerning.  =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. Visit try.blockfi.com/get-50/?ref=pomp50 to get started with BlockFi today and earn up to $50 in BTC when you create an interest account and make a deposit of $250 or more. ===============================
Apr 06, 2020
#261: CZ explains Why Binance is Paying A Rumored $400 Million for CoinMarketCap
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CZ is the founder of Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by volume. In this conversation, Anthony and CZ discuss how COVID-19 is impacting Binance, why CZ is paying $400 million for CoinMarketCap, what trends Binance is seeing in non-US countries, and why CZ wants to potentially turn Binance into a Decentralized Autonomous Organization. =============================== TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com ===============================
Apr 05, 2020
#260: Andy Bromberg on How the Crypto Economy is Withstanding the Coronavirus Crisis
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Andy Bromberg is the CEO of CoinList, a trusted platform for running compliant token sales. In this conversation, Andy and Anthony discuss crypto companies being pandemic proof, how investor communication has to change, what the difference in city-by-city responses has been, how Coinlist has been growing, and what is next for them over the coming months. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. Go to try.blockfi.com/get-50/?ref=pomp50 to get started with BlockFi today and earn up to $50 in BTC when you create an interest account and make a deposit of $250 or more. =============================== TaxBit is a refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ===============================
Apr 04, 2020
#259: Josh Constine on the Future of Video Sharing - TikTok vs. YouTube
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Josh Constine is the Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch, where he analyzes social and consumer products. In this conversation, Josh and Anthony discuss the falcon at his wedding, what his main critiques of Twitter are, whether YouTube will be able to compete with TikTok, how he thinks about Bitcoin, and why he believes VR arcades will be popular in the future. =============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit try.blockfi.com/get-50/?ref=pomp50 to get started with BlockFi today and earn up to $50 in BTC when you create an interest account and make a deposit of $250 or more. =============================== Blockset by BRD is your hosted blockchain infrastructure. Blockset enables enterprises and developers around the globe to deliver high-quality blockchain-based applications in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost. Using the services provided by Blockset, businesses can build professional custody solutions, accurate and near real-time portfolio management solutions, auditing platforms, commercial block explorers, and much more: blockset.com ===============================
Apr 03, 2020
#258: Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya on How To Invest Through This Crisis
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Chamath Palihapitiya is the CEO of Social Capital, the Chairman of Virgin Galactic, and the owner of the Golden State Warriors. In this conversation, Chamath and Anthony discuss how billionaires quarantine, where Chamath currently has capital invested, how he thinks we can solve the structural issues in health and economics, why being a patient investor will pay off, where he is looking for opportunity right now, what he thinks should happen with the NBA, and how the world is going to change after the pandemic is over. =============================== The Profile is a weekly newsletter featuring the most interesting profiles of successful people and companies. Learn from the best to become the best at readtheprofile.com ===============================
Apr 02, 2020
#257: Polina Marinova on Building Resilience in Times of Uncertainty
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Polina Marinova is the Founder of 'The Profile', a weekly newsletter featuring the best long-form profiles of the world's most successful people and companies. She previously worked at Fortune, where she wrote the popular 'Term Sheet' on a daily basis. In this conversation, Polina and Anthony discuss their recent engagement, growing up in Bulgaria, moving to the United States, leading a mass walkout in college, her 5 years at Fortune Magazine, and making the jump into entrepreneurship during a global pandemic. =============================== CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. LEDGER----- Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe.
Apr 01, 2020
#256: Matt D'Souza on the Upcoming Bitcoin Halving, Miner Sell Pressure, and Why it's Important
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Matt D'Souza is the CEO of Blockware Solutions, a blockchain infrastructure company specializing in Bitcoin mining hardware procurement, mining rig colocation, as well as professional Mining & Staking Pool operations. In this conversation, Anthony and Matt discuss Blockware's recent analysis of miner selling pressure, how profitable various miners are around the world, what to expect during the Bitcoin halving, and how hash rate should fluctuate over the next few months. =============================== UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! ~If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, tech, and finance. Check out my newsletter by visiting pomp.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 31, 2020
#255: Matt Luongo on Bridging the Gap between Bitcoin and the Real-World
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Matt Luongo is the CEO of Thesis, a cryptocurrency venture production studio that includes Fold App, Keep, and tBTC. In this conversation, Anthony and Matt discuss bringing the worlds of Bitcoin and Ethereum together, how Matt is a monetary maximalist, what tBTC is and why it should be valuable to the DeFi community, and how crypto companies are prepared for working through the COVID-19 crisis. =============================== BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ~If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, tech, and finance. Check out my newsletter by visiting pomp.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 30, 2020
#254: Ben Askren on the Evolution of MMA and Wrestling
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Ben Askren is a retired professional mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. In this conversation, Ben and Anthony discuss his views on Bitcoin, involvement in the NCAA and Olympic wrestling communities, challenges facing small businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak, transitioning from wrestling to MMA, Jon Jones' arrest, and his take on rising stars in the UFC. =============================== CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. LEDGER----- Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe.
Mar 27, 2020
#253: Julie Maupin & David Sønstebø on Enabling the true Internet-of-Things through the Machine Economy
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This is episode #7 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. David Sønstebø and Julie Maupin of the IOTA Foundation join Anthony Pompliano for this special episode of the Automation Series. David, the Co-Founder and Julie, the Director of Social Impact and Regulatory Affairs dive into the intersection of distributed ledger technology. In this conversation, Julie, David, and Anthony discuss the philanthropic mission of the IOTA Foundation, the challenges and benefits of running a non-profit, IOTA Tangle, and how distributed ledger technology will empower the full potential of automation.  =============================== ~If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, tech, and finance. Check out my newsletter by visiting pomp.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 27, 2020
#252: Mark Yusko on How we got to QE Infinity from the Fed
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Mark Yusko is the Founder and CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management. In this conversation, Mark and Anthony discuss what is driving the current market chaos, how we got to QE infinity from the Fed, where we are in the economic cycle, who the winners and losers are right now, how institutions are currently thinking about their portfolio, and what certain assets should do over the next 5-10 years. =============================== BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. =============================== If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 26, 2020
#251: Brent Johnson, The Originator of the Dollar Milkshake Theory
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Brent Johnson is the CEO of Santiago Capital and the originator of the Dollar Milkshake Theory. In this conversation, Brent explains the dollar milkshake theory, what impact the strong dollar will have on other assets, why comparison's of currency strength are all relative, how gold and Bitcoin should perform moving forward, and what would change Brent's mind about a strong dollar outlook. =============================== CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. LEDGER----- Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe.
Mar 25, 2020
#250: Peter Schiff on Why The US Dollar Is Unsustainable and The Fed Has to Print Infinite Dollars
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Peter Schiff, the CEO and Chief Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital Inc. He previously made a number of great calls during the Global Financial Crisis and it looks like he is turning out to be right again this time. In this conversation, Anthony and Peter discuss what happened in 2008, why that crisis has led to the current one, what the Fed's actions right now mean, why they are likely to be ineffective, and what the world will look like in 5-10 years. =============================== BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! ATLANTA CHEMICAL-----Atlanta Chemical Engineering LLC is the industry's leading supplier of high-quality color changing (thermochromic) paints and inks. Visit atlantachemical.com and choose your own color and activation temperature thermochromic paint, ink or pigment.
Mar 25, 2020
#249: Preston Pysh Explains Why Bitcoin's Volatility is a Feature, Not a Bug
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Preston Pisch is a financial investor the host of the podcast, We Study Billionaires. In this conversation, Anthony and Preston discuss his past as a former Apache helicopter pilot, the current liquidity crisis, stock-to-flow model, the Fed's monetary stimulus plans, the proposed digital dollar for UBI, how currencies have historically failed, and why Bitcoin's volatility is a feature, not a bug.  =============================== CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. LEDGER----- Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe.
Mar 24, 2020
#248: Jason Williams, Operational Challenges in Healthcare Around COVID-19
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Jason Williams is the Co-Founder of Morgan Creek Digital. Previously, Jason was the Founder and CEO of FastMed, the second largest ambulatory care system in the United States. In this conversation, Anthony and Jason discuss all things healthcare and operations. Jason provides a walkthrough into how the healthcare system works, what their operational questions are, where they're being stressed tested currently, and how the economics of a hospital system and the healthcare services are being challenged due to COVID-19. =============================== BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! VERVE WINE-----Free local wine delivery in Manhattan & San Francisco. Shop by location and pick up for free, usually on the same day. Spend $150 and get free local delivery. Visit vervewine.com today!
Mar 23, 2020
#247: James Todaro, MD on Coronavirus, What Makes it Unique, and Potential Vaccines
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James Todaro is the Managing Partner at Blocktown Capital and a Physician with a Medical Degree from Columbia University. In this conversation James and Anthony discuss the Coronavirus, applying existing medication to treat it, timelines for potential cures, how we can prevent it from spreading, and what to expect in the coming weeks.  =============================== LEDGER----- Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe. ~If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 20, 2020
#246 David Sonstebo - The Power of Technology to Transform Human Progress
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This is episode #6 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. David Sonstebo is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for any kind of technology that can push human progress forward. In this conversation, Anthony and David dive into the intersection of distributed ledger technology and automation. Specifically, around digital currencies, digital wallets, machine to machine transactions, and how distributed ledger technology will empower the full potential of automation.  =============================== ~If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 19, 2020
#245 Meb Faber - Understanding the Current Market Mayhem
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Meb Faber is co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. In this conversation, Meb and Anthony discuss if these crazy markets are outside the norm historically, why global asset allocation is important, how passive and active strategies stack up, what people need to know about share buybacks and bailouts, and why Meb is so heavily invested in farmland. =============================== Resources from this conversation: Meb’s books and white papers (free downloads) The Last Question by Isaac Asimov =============================== BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial.
Mar 19, 2020
#244 Michael Novogratz on Consumer Confidence in Markets
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Mike Novogratz is the founder of Galaxy Digital, a merchant bank focused on the digital asset and blockchain industry. He is an ex-hedge fund manager, formerly of the investment firm Fortress Investment Group. In this conversation, Anthony and Michael discuss the current macroeconomic chaos, coronavirus and its impact on society, various social justice issues, how Mike is personally navigating the uncertainty, and how he thinks Bitcoin and digital assets are affected by recent market movements.  =============================== CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. LEDGER----- Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe.
Mar 18, 2020
#243 Scott Adams on the Coronavirus and the Upcoming Presidential Election
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Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, and business. His recent books include Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America (2019) and Win Bigly (2017). In this conversation, Anthony and Scott discuss the Coronavirus, the impact on the healthcare system and the economy, how he evaluates President Trump's response, what his current thoughts on the November election are, why he recently sold Bitcoin, and what his best advice to business leaders is during the current environment of uncertainty.  =============================== CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users currently using the Crypto.com app. Download and earn $50 USD using my code ‘pomp2020’, or use the link http://platinum.crypto.com/r/pomp2020 when you sign up for one of their metal cards today. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. LEDGER----- Ledger hardware wallets empower you to optimally secure, own and control your crypto. Visit ledger.com and give yourself peace of mind by knowing that your cryptocurrencies are safe.
Mar 17, 2020
#242 Cock Foster Twins - Nifty Gateway: the Future of Digital Collectibles
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Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster are the founders of Nifty Gateway which was recently acquired by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss' Gemini crypto exchange. In this conversation, Anthony and the Cock Foster twins discuss what it was like growing up together, why they pursued startups, how NFTs work, why Nifties are likely to be so valuable in the future, how the Gemini acquisition came together, and what artists are launching collections on their new US dollar centralized NFT exchange. =============================== Nifty Gateway is a popular platform where you can buy and manage non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Nifty Gateway provides a simple and easy way to buy nifties with your credit or debit card. If you are an artist or brand who has a following and wants to work with Nifty Gateway to make rare digital items that your audience can easily buy, sell and trade, check out Nifty Gateway 2.0 by visiting niftygateway.com. ~If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 17, 2020
#241 Caitlin Long - Coronavirus: The Pin that Popped the Credit Bubble
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Caitlin Long is the Founder of Avanti Bank, a new US bank based in Wyoming that intends to serve the digital asset industry with new products and services that are not currently available in US dollar markets. In this conversation, Anthony and Caitlin discuss the structural issues in the legacy finance world, why coronavirus is the pin that popped the credit bubble, what is happening in the repo market, why banks should immediately go raise equity capital, how the government is forced to respond with monetary stimulus, and what this all means for Bitcoin. =============================== BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. ~If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 16, 2020
#240 Christoph Strnadl - The Intersection of Distributed Ledger Technology and IoT
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This is episode #5 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Christoph F. Strnadl is the VP of Innovation & Architecture at Software AG. In this conversation, Anthony and Christoph dive into the intersection of distributed ledger technology and automation. Specifically, around digital currencies, digital wallets, machine to machine transactions, and how distributed ledger technology will empower the full potential of automation.  ==================================================================================================================If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter 
Mar 13, 2020
#239 Chris Sparks - How to Manage Risk with One of the Top Poker Players in the World
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Chris Sparks is one of the top online poker players in the world and the Founder of The Forcing Function, a company which is empowering the next generation of entrepreneurship by transforming the way we think about work. In this conversation, Anthony and Chris discuss game theory, decision making frameworks, how to control emotions during times of stress, what it takes to walk away from imbalance risk-reward scenarios, how poker lessons relate to business and investing, and why routines are almost as important as plans. ===================================================================================================================If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Mar 12, 2020
#238 PlanB - Why Bitcoin’s Stock-To-Flow Model Is Becoming More Accurate Over Time
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PlanB is one of the most notorious Bitcoin investors in the world. He has amassed a loyal and engaged following on Twitter and has popularized the stock-to-flow model that is widely cited throughout the Bitcoin community. In this conversation, Anthony and PlanB discuss his discovery of Bitcoin, what it took to feel comfortable enough to invest, how he came across the s2f model, why his team hasn't bought Bitcoin in their institutional funds, and why PlanB believes the s2f model is actually getting more accurate over time. CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users and download the Crypto.com app today to earn $50 USD using the code ‘pomp2020’ when you sign up for one of their MCO Visa Cards.  TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. TRAVALA.COM-----Travala.com is the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform trusted by thousands of customers worldwide as their preferred online travel agency. Book over 2 Million hotels and accommodations and pay with 25 cryptocurrencies or credit and debit cards. 
Mar 10, 2020
#237 Alex Pack - Partner at Dragonfly Capital on Why ETH is Money
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Alex Pack is a Managing Partner at Dragonfly Capital Partners, an asset management firm focused on investing in and supporting the most promising opportunities in the cryptoasset class. In this conversation, Alex and Anthony discuss his views of the Asian crypto markets, why the Dragonfly team is focused on investing in infrastructure, how he sees certain market narratives playing out, whether Ethereum (ETH) is money, and where Alex will be focused on investing in the coming 3-5 years. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today!
Mar 09, 2020
#236 Raoul Pal - CEO of Real Vision Group Calls for a Potential Depression in the Next Few Years
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Raoul Pal is the CEO of Real Vision Group, the world's premier finance and business video channel featuring exclusive in-depth interviews, research, documentaries, analysis and investment ideas from impossible to access guests and the sharpest minds in global finance. In this conversation, Raoul and Anthony discuss the current economic environment, how the coronavirus could be the accelerant to a global slowdown, why Raoul thinks we are unfortunately headed towards a depression instead of a recession, how Raoul is currently allocating his personal portfolio, why Bitcoin is so attractive to him, and how the pension crisis and corporate debt bubble will ultimately end. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.  
Mar 05, 2020
#235 David Enrich - Business Investigations Editor, NYT on Deutsche Bank and their Trail of Destruction
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David Enrich is the Business Investigations Editor at the New York Times and Author of Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and an Epic Trail of Destruction. In this conversation, David and Anthony discuss the time he was threatened with jail, asked not to appear on a national television show, the 200+ interviews that went into writing Dark Towers, Deutsche Bank helping the Nazis build Auschwitz, manipulating markets, violating international sanctions to aid terrorist regimes, scamming investors, defrauding regulators, and laundering money for Russian oligarchs. CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users and download the Crypto.com app today to earn $50 USD using the code ‘pomp2020’ when you sign up for one of their MCO Visa Cards.  TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. TRAVALA.COM-----Travala.com is the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform trusted by thousands of customers worldwide as their preferred online travel agency. Book over 2 Million hotels and accommodations and pay with 25 cryptocurrencies or credit and debit cards. 
Mar 04, 2020
Robert Breedlove, Founder of Parallax Digital: An Open Letter to Ray Dalio re: Bitcoin
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Robert Breedlove is the Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a professional services firm specializing in Digital Asset Investments and Digital Securities Consulting. In this conversation, Robert and Anthony breakdown the historical perspective of breakdown of money, why gold served that purpose for so long, how free market capitalism must be allowed to thrive, and go point by point in his open letter to Ray Dalio on why Dalio agrees with Bitcoiners assessment on the macroeconomy; but is missing the importance and ultimate success of Bitcoin. Check out Robert's full article: 'An Open Letter to Ray Dalio re: Bitcoin' -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.  
Mar 03, 2020
Marty Bent, Host of Tales from the Crypt: The Mirage of Central Banking
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Marty Bent is the man and legend behind Marty's Bent, a daily newsletter about Bitcoin, along with the host of Tales from the Crypt, one of the most popular Bitcoin podcasts. In this conversation, Marty and Anthony discuss the importance of freedom of speech, the mirage of central banking, why Bitcoin can change an individual's mindset, how relationship between technology and privacy is evolving, why it is difficult to live in a time where information can't be treated, what is going on with Coronavirus, and how the current political structure is not well suited for the modern world we live in.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today!
Mar 02, 2020
Austin Rief, Co-Founder of Morning Brew: How The Morning Brew Increased Revenue 5X In One Year
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Austin Rief is the Co-Founder of Morning Brew, a new media company bringing you informative and digestible business news. In this conversation, Austin and Anthony discuss the founding story of Morning Brew, what media companies he is obsessed with, how his team grew their email list so quickly in college, and why Morning Brew is expanding into other verticals and media formats. CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users and download the Crypto.com app today to earn $50 USD using the code ‘pomp2020’ when you sign up for one of their MCO Visa Cards.  TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. TRAVALA.COM-----Travala.com is the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform trusted by thousands of customers worldwide as their preferred online travel agency. Book over 2 Million hotels and accommodations and pay with 25 cryptocurrencies or credit and debit cards. 
Feb 26, 2020
Sam Parr, Founder of The Hustle: How He Built The Hustle to $10s of Millions in Revenue
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Sam Parr is the Founder and CEO of The Hustle, a new age media company that uses email to deliver information to young people. In this conversation, Sam and and Anthony discuss launching The Hustle, gaining over 1 million subscribers so quickly, what makes a great email newsletter, getting fired from Airbnb the day before he was suppose to start, and why great entrepreneurs usually bet on themselves.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 25, 2020
Tieshun Roquerre, CEO of Namebase: The Decentralized Web Explained
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Tieshun Roquerre is the CEO of Namebase, a secure and easy platform to interact with Handshake. In this conversation, Tieshun and Anthony discuss what Handshake is and why it’s important, how the decentralized web is coming fast, and how Namebase empowers people to buy, sell, and hold Handshake coins while also buying and selling domains. TRAVALA.COM-----Travala.com is the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform trusted by thousands of customers worldwide as their preferred online travel agency. Book over 2 Million hotels and accommodations and pay with 25 cryptocurrencies or credit and debit cards.  -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.  
Feb 21, 2020
Brian Norgard, Ex-CPO of Tinder: The Architect Behind the Highest-Grossing Mobile App in the World
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Brian Norgard is the former Chief Product Officer at Tinder and a current board member at AngelList. In this conversation, Brian and Anthony discuss Tinder, how he helped build the highest grossing app in the app store, what his views and ethos on product development are, why he’s so excited about the audio interface, and what he thinks venture capital and angel investing are heading in the future.  CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users and download the Crypto.com app today to earn $50 USD using the code ‘pomp2020’ when you sign up for one of their MCO Visa Cards.  TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Download the Unstoppable Browser to connect to the decentralized web today!
Feb 19, 2020
Geoff Lewis, Co-Founder of Bedrock Capital: In Search of Narrative Violations
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Geoff Lewis is a Founder and Managing Partner of Bedrock Capital. Previously, he was a Partner at Founders Fund and was named one of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists in the world by CB Insights and The New York Times in 2019. In this conversation, Geoff and Anthony discuss his time at Founders Fund, what he learned from working with Peter Thiel, why he started Bedrock, what narrative violations are and why looks for them, what he thinks about new media models, and why growth valuations are overvalued.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 17, 2020
Michael Venuto, Co-Founder of Toroso Investments: Inside the World of ETFs
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Michael Venuto is an ETF industry veteran with over a decade of experience in design and implementation of ETF-based investment strategies. In this conversation, Michael and Anthony discuss how ETFs are built, why they’re important, the benefits of access, and what he thinks is going to happen with the Bitcoin ETF in the future.  FIGURE-----Figure provides consumer financial solutions powered by blockchain to improve financial transactions (behind the scenes) and make them more efficient, secure, and less costly. With Figure, you can save time and money! -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 14, 2020
Zac Prince, Co-Founder of BlockFi: The Details Behind a $30 Million Fundraise
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Zac Prince is the Co-Founder of BlockFi, a company building wealth management services for cryptocurrency investors. They announced a $30 million Series B funding round today, so Zac stopped by for a livestream to discuss how the business is doing, what they are going to use the money for, and what clients can expect from BlockFi in the coming months. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 13, 2020
Rich Greenfield, Partner at LightShed Partners: The War for Time and Attention
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Rich Greenfield is a Partner at LightShed Partners. In this conversation, Rich and Anthony discuss new media models like Barstool Sports, The Athletic, & Substack, what’s going on in the streaming wars between ESPN, Disney+, Netflix, Apple, & Amazon Prime, the podcast world with Bill Simmons, Gimlet Media, Anchor, & Luminary, and what he thinks is going on with Twitter, TikTok, & Quibi. CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users and download the Crypto.com app today to earn $50 USD using the code ‘pomp2020’ when you sign up for one of their MCO Visa Cards.  TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. TRAVALA.COM-----Travala.com is the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform trusted by thousands of customers worldwide as their preferred online travel agency. Book over 2 Million hotels and accommodations and pay with 25 cryptocurrencies or credit and debit cards. 
Feb 12, 2020
Meltem Demirors, CSO of CoinShares: Bitcoin, Central Bank Digital Currencies, and the Current Pension Crisis
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Meltem Demirors is the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, a digital asset management firm that provides professional-grade tools and services for investors. In this conversation, Meltem and Anthony discuss CoinShares, Tesla, central bank digital currencies, Barstool Sports, the shitcoin waterfall, politics, the average age of regulators, pensions, retirement funds, venture/macro markets & how crypto may connect them, and what the wealthy elite do to control the government.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 10, 2020
Natalia Karayaneva, CEO of Propy: How Blockchain is Transforming Real Estate
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Natalia Karayaneva is the Founder and CEO of Propy, a Silicon Valley prop-tech company revolutionizing home purchasing globally by deploying smart contracts on the blockchain. In this conversation, Natalia and Anthony discuss growing up in Russia and Bulgaria, the current fundraising environment for blockchain companies, how real estate markets are evolving globally, and where international investor demand has gone for U.S. based real estate.  American Airlines-----airline tickets, cheap flights, vacation packages and American Airlines AAdvantage bonus mile offers at AA.com. McDonald's-----It's a good time for the great taste of McDonald's. Just look for the Golden Arches and pick up a meal that will have you saying "Mhm I'm lovin’ it". -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 07, 2020
Kamal Ravikant, Author & Investor: The Ultimate Self-Love Guide
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Kamal Ravikant is the best selling author of the book Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. He is also an Army veteran and an early stage technology investor. In this conversation, Kamal and Anthony discuss everything from his writing process, to what he looks for in early stage investments, and even spend time debating the current media landscape and how various technology platforms fit in. CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users and download the Crypto.com app today to earn $50 USD using the code ‘pomp2020’ when you sign up for one of their MCO Visa Cards.  TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial.
Feb 05, 2020
Jarred Winn of Binance Charity: The New Era of Giving (Part 2/2)
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Jarred Winn is a member of the Binance Charity Foundation. In this conversation, Jarred and Anthony discuss what Binance Charity is working on, how blockchain can help solve many of the issues in the philanthropic world, and how you as a listener can get involved and make a real impact. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 03, 2020
Helen Hai, Head of Binance Charity: The New Era of Giving (Part 1/2)
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Helen Hai is the Head of the Binance Charity Foundation. In this conversation, Helen and Anthony discuss what Binance Charity is working on, how blockchain can help solve many of the issues in the philanthropic world, and how you as a listener can get involved and make a real impact. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Feb 03, 2020
Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency: National Security Debate - Bitcoin vs. The Dollar
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Dan Doney is the CEO of Securrency, a financial markets infrastructure technology company focused on enhancing capital formation and stimulating global liquidity. In this conversation, Dan and Anthony discuss his time working as the Chief Innovation Officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency, how innovation works in the CIA and NSA, why a focus on innovation inside large organizations is important, what he’s building with Securrency, and why capital formation and global liquidity is important to improve via a blockchain. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com/pomp and build your crypto portfolio the smart way. -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Jan 31, 2020
Sriram Krishnan, Angel Investor: Lessons From Silicon Valley's Top Thought Leaders
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Sriram Krishnan is an Angel Investor currently focused on writing and investing in early-stage companies. Previously, he was Senior Product Lead at Facebook, Snapchat, & Twitter. In this conversation, Anthony and Sriram discuss his time growing up in India, how he met his wife on Yahoo Messenger, what he learned from Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spiegel and Jack Dorsey, why organizations are systems, where his obsession with memos came from, and who the greatest basketball player of all time is. CRYPTO.COM-----The only all-in-one platform that allows you to BUY / SELL / STORE / EARN / LOAN / INVEST crypto all from one place. Join over 1 million users and download the Crypto.com app today to earn $50 USD using the code ‘pomp2020’ when you sign up for one of their MCO Visa Cards.  TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 29, 2020
David Pakman, Partner at Venrock: The Age of Automation
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David Pakman is a Partner at Venrock, where he focuses on early-stage venture investing in consuming and enterprise tech companies with a recent focus on robotics, crypto, and consumer products. Formerly he was a Product Manager at Apple and was the co-creator of Apple’s Music Group. In this conversation, David and Anthony discuss his views on audio and voice, artificial intelligence, robotics, competition on the internet, how crypto can disrupt venture capital, and why he’s so interested in the idea of crypto collectibles.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 27, 2020
Jeremy Boynton, Founder of Laureate Wealth Management: How Rich People Invest Their Money
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Jeremy Boynton is the Founder of Laureate Wealth Management, a comprehensive wealth management firm for affluent investors generally ranging from $5 million to $25 million in total net worth. In this conversation, Jeremy and Anthony discuss how rich people and rich rich people invest their money, what types of alternative investments he is currently excited about, why he’s been drawn to Bitcoin and crypto, what his clients are currently saying about the industry, and what Jeremy believes is necessary for every wealthy person in the world to own Bitcoin. ATOMS SHOES-----Shoes that are designed for the way you live your life. Visit atoms.com and get your pair today! DELPHI DIGITAL-----An independent research boutique providing institutional-grade analysis on the digital asset market. Learn more at delphidigital.io ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com/pomp and build your crypto portfolio the smart way. -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Jan 24, 2020
Peter Johnson, Principal at Jump Capital: How Crypto is Revolutionizing Financial Systems Around the World
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Peter Johnson leads Jump Capital's investments in the fintech, insurtech, and crypto/blockchain sectors. In this conversation, Peter and Anthony discuss the stages and types of companies that Jump Capital is investing in, how they work with companies, the value that Jump Trading brings, why he is so bullish on stable coins, and Peter’s deep personal conviction in where the space is going as well as how committed Jump as an institution is to it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 22, 2020
David Perell, Founder of Write of Passage: The Downfall of Mainstream Media
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David Perell is the Founder at Write of Passage, In this conversation, David and Anthony discuss the importance of writing publicly, downfall of mainstream media, what blogging did to transform the traditional journalism landscape, how the internet is enabling individuals to become a self sustaining business instead of working for large companies, why we will start seeing teenage billionaires within the next decade, and the shift in education from traditional methods to online-based eLearning courses.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 20, 2020
Perianne Boring, President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce: The Current State of Crypto Regulation
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Perianne Boring is the Founder & President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s leading blockchain trade association. In this conversation, Perianne and Anthony discuss the current state of crypto regulation, the roles of the SEC, CFTC, & FinCEN, the biggest potential concern in Washington DC around crypto regulation, and what you at home can do to help organizations like the Chamber of Digital Commerce be more effective. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way. PROOF OF TALENT-----A technical recruiting firm built for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. If you're looking to start a career in the blockchain industry, visit proofoftalent.co and get started today! -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off The Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Jan 17, 2020
Brian Estes, Founder of Off the Chain Capital: The Unknown Bitcoin OG
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Brian Estes is a Bitcoin OG and the Founder of Off the Chain Capital, a crypto fund focused on finding value opportunities across the industry. In this conversation, Brian and Anthony discuss some of their awesome stories from the early days of crypto, investment strategies that have been quite profitable, and opportunities that are likely to present themselves over the coming years. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 15, 2020
Austin Woodward, CEO of TaxBit: How to Save Money on Your Crypto Taxes
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TaxBit is a cryptocurrency tax calculation and withholding service that serves investors, exchanges, and payment services. In this conversation, Austin and Anthony discuss the current complexities in crypto tax treatment, what the most common mistakes people make are, the basic information every crypto investor needs to know, what is like building a company outside of Silicon Valley, the current fundraising environment in crypto, and how TaxBit plans to take the industry by storm. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 14, 2020
Michael Dunworth, CEO of Wyre: How Blockchain is Transforming Cross-Border Payments
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Michael Dunworth is the CEO of Wyre, a company focus on connecting crypto companies to the fiat world. In this conversation, Michael Dunworth and Anthony Pompliano discuss rugby, why nerds go to Silicon Valley, how to build compelling products, and how Wyre is building the essential infrastructure for fiat on and off-ramps. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way. -----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off The Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.
Jan 10, 2020
Mark Schneider, Nuclear Futurist and President Gen IV Nuclear Inc: How Nuclear Power Works
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Mark Schneider is a Nuclear Futurist and a leading expert in emerging Gen IV nuclear power. He has a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology and has spent 20 years working with advanced small scale nuclear reactors within the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program. In this conversation, Mark and Anthony discuss all things nuclear power, how it works, and where the industry is going. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. TAXBIT-----Refund-maximizing, cryptocurrency tax software you can depend on. Visit taxbit.com/invite/pomp and receive 10% off your tax plan today by signing up for a free trial. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 08, 2020
Darius Dale, Managing Director at Hedgeye Risk Management: The Truth about Bitcoin's Future
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Darius Dale is the Managing Director and Partner at Hedgeye Risk Management. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Darius discuss the macro economy, monetary policy, the role of the Federal Reserve, China’s economic development, Bitcoin’s future potential, and the importance of financial literacy in today’s world.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-----Make your crypto currency payments simple and build censorship resistant websites. Visit unstoppabledomains.com and purchase your blockchain domains today! ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 06, 2020
REPLAY - Mark Yusko, Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management: Inside the Minds of the Best Investors in the World
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Mark Yusko is the Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, and one of Pomp's two partners at Morgan Creek Digital. In this conversation, the 150th episode of Off the Chain, Mark and Anthony Pompliano discuss Mark's background, what it's like running a university endowment, the Morgan Creek founding story, how institutional investors think about portfolio construction, how demographics affect financial asset performance, why inflation steals wealth from the poor, how banks take control of your money when you deposit it, the best advice he's ever gotten, why governments help companies manipulate their stock prices, what the benefits of Bitcoin are to institutional investors, and where he expects Bitcoin to go in the future. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 03, 2020
REPLAY - Peter Schiff, Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital: Bitcoin Scarcity and Why Censorship is Futile
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Peter Schiff is the Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital. In this conversation, Peter and Anthony Pompliano discuss the history of money, the macro economy, the current signs of an impending crisis, why he's so bullish on gold, what his concerns around Bitcoin are, and Peter confirms that Bitcoin is scarce, and that it can't be censored or seized. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 02, 2020
REPLAY - Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple: One on One with the Man Running Ripple and XRP
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Brad Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple. In this conversation, we discuss what Ripple does, how XRP is related, the current progress to date, and Brad answers a number of hard questions crowdsourced from Twitter. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Jan 01, 2020
REPLAY - CZ, Founder and CEO of Binance: Binance and the Future of Global Crypto Regulation
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CZ is the Founder and CEO of Binance, a company with 400 employees, and hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. In this conversation, CZ and Anthony Pompliano discuss what he understood that many others didn't when he started the company, how he scaled, and what their future plans are. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 31, 2019
REPLAY - Charlie Lee, Founder of Litecoin: Crypto's Decade Long Evolution
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Charlie Lee is the founder of Litecoin. In this live conversation, Charlie and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Coinbase, why Charlie originally built Litecoin, how crypto has evolved over the last decade, what the current challenges in the industry are, and where Charlie sees Bitcoin and Litecoin going in the future. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 30, 2019
Rong Chen, Founder of Elastos: The Man Building the New Internet
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Rong Chen is building the world's first decentralized internet powered by blockchain. Rong Chen is the Founder of Elastos. In this conversation, Rong and Anthony discuss working at Microsoft in the early days, building network operating systems, why the decentralized internet is important, how Elastos is pushing the pace of innovation, and where Rong thinks dapps may have gone wrong. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 19, 2019
Joe McGill, Founder & CEO of CyChain: How the Secret Service Fights Cybercrime and Tracks Stolen Crypto
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Joe McGill is the Founder of CyChain and a former investigator at the U.S. Secret Service. In this conversation, Joe and Anthony Pompliano discuss what the Secret Service does, how cybercrime investigations work, what Joe has seen criminals use crypto for, why law enforcement is quickly catching up to the nefarious activity, and what Joe is building at CyChain for these law enforcement professionals and regulators.  BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 18, 2019
Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management: Why Crypto Should be on Every Financial Advisors Radar
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Hunter Horsley is the Founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management. In this conversation, Hunter and Anthony Pompliano discuss his time working at Facebook and Instagram, layout the case for Financial Advisors to get exposure to crypto, address the common detractions, alien invasions, and Mars colonization. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 17, 2019
Ask Pomp (AMA), Anthony Pompliano & Polina Marinova: Celebrating 200 Episodes of Off The Chain
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Anthony Pompliano hosts a special AMA to celebrate the 200th episode of Off The Chain Featuring Polina Marinova. Listeners were asked to submit their questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskPomp. In this conversation, Pomp answers what lead to his interest in crypto and digital assets, how to educate relatives about Bitcoin, his favorite episodes of Off The Chain, and three reasons why governments should adopt cryptocurrency and blockchain. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 16, 2019
Akin Sawyerr, Team Lead at Decred: How Crypto is Bridging the Gap Between the Banked and Unbanked
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Akin Sawyerr is helping to build the future through Decred. In this conversation, Akin and Anthony discuss the current state of banking in Africa, how consumers are discovering and using crypto there, what Decred is and how it works, and why less developed countries are poised to leapfrog the world's superpowers today with the help of cryptocurrencies. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 12, 2019
Warren Davidson, Representative for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District: Modernizing U.S. Financial Laws to Keep Pace with Innovative Tech
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Warren Davidson is one of the biggest Bitcoin proponents in congress. We recently had the chance to schedule this interview during the Blockland Conference in Cleveland Ohio. In this conversation, Congressman Davidson and Anthony discuss Bitcoin, financial privacy, taxation as theft, debasing currencies, and Libra's future prospects. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 10, 2019
Chris Gure, Investment Consultant: How Wealth Advisors are Explaining Crypto
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Chris Gure manages the finances of various wealthy families and advises on their investment portfolios. In this conversation, Chris and Anthony Pompliano discuss portfolio construction, the macro economy, the psychology of money and investments, and how Bitcoin is currently perceived by his type of client. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 06, 2019
Ryan Leslie, CEO of Superphone: How a Grammy-Nominated Producer Became Hooked on Crypto
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Ryan Leslie is the CEO of Superphone and a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and more. In 2014, Leslie launched Superphone to help enterprise brands acquire, retain, and engage with mobile customers in a new and impactful way. Investors in Superphone include renowned VC Ben Horowitz, TechCrunch's Josh Constine, and Kanye West. In this episode with Anthony Pompliano, Leslie discusses his journey from attending Harvard at the age of 15 to becoming a world-renowned musical artist and entrepreneur. Pompliano and Leslie dive deep into their early Bitcoin stories, including how Leslie first heard about Bitcoin through Coinbase’s CEO, Brian Armstrong. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 04, 2019
Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO of WazirX: The Real View of Crypto In India
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Nischal Shetty is the founder & CEO of WazirX, one of the most popular crypto exchanges in India. WazirX was recently acquired by Binance. In this conversation, Nischal and Anthony Pompliano discuss Nischal's journey to crypto, what it's like building startups in India, the current state of crypto in the country, how regulators are currently thinking about the industry, and Nischal's advice to people looking to serve Indian users, or Indians looking into crypto. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Dec 02, 2019
Andreas Klinger, Head of Remote at AngelList: What the Concept of Work Looks Like in the Future
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Andreas Klinger is the Head of Remote at AngelList, and previously part of the founding team of Product Hunt. In this conversation, Andreas and Anthony Pompliano discuss the future of work, the rise of remote work, best practices for managing remote teams, and a list of actionable productivity hacks that Andreas has seen work well in the past. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 27, 2019
Richard Soley, Chairman & CEO of the Object Management Group Inc: Creating Standards for Technology and the Integration of IoT and DLT
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This is episode #5 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Richard Soley is an American computer scientist and businessman, and Chairman & CEO of the Object Management Group Inc. He is also the Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium, managed by the OMG. In this episode, Anthony Pompliano and Richard Soley cover how standards are created for emerging tech, vertical market standards and why standard are important, Soley’s take on the Internet of Things and how DLT intertwines with it, and why we need DLT for true automation. 
Nov 26, 2019
Will Reeves, CEO of Fold Inc: Scaling Bitcoin and Solving Merchant Issues with Pizza
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Will Reeves is the CEO of Fold Inc. and Lightning Pizza. In this conversation, Will and Anthony Pompliano discuss the lightning network, consumer products, how Fold is driving mainstream adoption, what they've done to solve merchants' issues with accepting Bitcoin, why Lightning Pizza became so popular quickly, and of course, aliens. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 25, 2019
Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder & CEO of Crypto.com: Crypto Compares Are Prepping For The Next Bull Run
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Kris Marszalek is the Co-Founder & CEO of Crypto.com. In this conversation, Kris and Anthony Pompliano discuss the obstacles to mass-adoption in crypto, how companies are currently expanding product lines in anticipation of the next bull market, why Crypto.com recently launched a new exchange, and what it has been like living in Hong Kong recently given Kris' 15+ year history in the city. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 22, 2019
Tom Lee, Managing Partner & Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors: Automation is the Only Solution to the Labor Crisis
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This is episode #4 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Tom Lee is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He is an accomplished Wall Street strategist with over 25 years of experience in equity research, and has been top ranked by Institutional Investor every year since 1998. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, he served most recently as J.P. Morgan’s Chief Equity Strategist from 2007 to 2014, and previously as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney.  In this episode, Anthony Pompliano and Tom Lee discuss the impending labor crisis, the necessary implementation of automation to solve the labor crisis, the institutional investor’s viewpoint on crypto, the largest roadblocks for institutional investors getting into crypto, and the state of the investment research industry. 
Nov 21, 2019
Bill Barhydt, Founder & CEO of Abra: Bitcoin and the Future of Asset Transfer
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Bill Barhydt is the Founder & CEO of Abra. In this conversation, Bill and Anthony Pompliano discuss Abra's recent announcements, the need for better banking globally, how Bill sees Bitcoin becoming more important in the future, and where he plans to take Abra next. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 20, 2019
Alan Lane, CEO of Silvergate: Why Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Hate Banks
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Alan Lane is the CEO of Silvergate Bank. In this conversation, Alan and Anthony Pompliano discuss the Silvergate story, how Alan first discovered Bitcoin, how important the bank has become to the crypto industry, what Alan feels is important for the future of banking, and why Silvergate recently went public. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 19, 2019
David Kemmerer, Co-founder & CEO of CryptoTrader.tax: How The IRS is Viewing Crypto
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David Kemmerer is the co-founder and CEO of CryptoTrader.tax. In this conversation, David and Anthony Pompliano discuss the new tax guidance from the IRS, why it’s so complex, why cryptocurrencies are becoming more difficult to report through the legacy infrastructure exchanges, and how CryptoTrader.tax is helping clients quickly and accurately report their tax treatments. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 15, 2019
Jason Shepherd, CTO of IoT and Edge Computing at Dell: The Future of Advanced Computing
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This is episode #3 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Jason Shepherd is the CTO of IoT and Edge Computing at Dell. As the leader of the Dell Technologies IoT Solutions Division, he and his team are responsible for technology strategy, standardization, business model innovation and strategic ecosystem development within the Dell Technologies IoT and Edge Computing Solutions Division.  Jason was recognized as one of the Top 100 Industrial IoT influencers of 2018, and he holds 14 granted and 13 pending US patents. In Jason’s episode with Anthony Pompliano, they go in depth on automation, edge computing, IoT and digital currencies.
Nov 14, 2019
Zuby, a Rapper, Author, Speaker, and Coach: Music, Masculinity and Social Media Mayhem
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Zuby is a rapper, author, speaker, and coach. He graduated from Oxford and is quickly becoming an international sensation. In this conversation, Zuby and Anthony Pompliano discuss politics, guns, religion, social media, gender, and many more controversial topics. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 13, 2019
Dovey Wan, Founding Partner at Primitive Ventures: Whats Really Going On with Crypto in China
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Dovey Wan is the Founding Partner at Primitive Ventures. In this conversation, Dovey and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current crypto ecosystem in Asia, how most Westerners are misinformed about the landscape in China, what's happening on the ground in the country, and why Dovey created a holding company instead of a fund for Primitive. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 12, 2019
Conner Brown, Stanford Law Student: Why Politicians Should Love Bitcoin
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Conner Brown is a Stanford Law student, and frequent Bitcoin Twitter commentator. In this conversation, Connor and Anthony Pompliano discuss smart contracts. common misunderstandings of Bitcoin, why every political candidate should love Bitcoin, and the relationship between open source software, power, and the institutions of the modern day. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Nov 11, 2019
Catherine Coley, CEO of Binance US: How the Leading Crypto Exchange Plans to Take on the United States
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This is episode #2 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Catherine Coley is the CEO of Binance US. Catherine started her career in traditional finance with Morgan Stanley working in both Hong Kong and London. She went on to advise Silicon Valley Bank’s foreign exchange before leading XRP institutional liquidity for Ripple. This year, Coley joined Binance to help facilitate the exchange’s ever growing expansion into the US. In this episode, Anthony Pompliano and Catherine Coley discuss Catherine’s past experience with FX trading strategies for exotic currencies, Binance’s partnership with BAM trading, money transmitter laws from state to state, and the future plans of Binance.
Nov 07, 2019
JP Baric, Founder & CEO of Mining Store: The Renewable Super Powers Behind Crypto Mining
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JP Baric is the founder and CEO of Mining Store. In this conversation, JP and Anthony Pompliano discuss mining, the lack of debt in the industry, how electricity use cases are quickly evolving, where renewable energy comes into play, and what JP is building today. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Nov 06, 2019
Landon Cassill, Professional NASCAR Driver: How Buying Bitcoin Is Like NASCAR
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Landon Cassill is a professional NASCAR driver and a Bitcoin and crypto enthusiast. In this conversation, Landon and Anthony Pompliano discuss what it's like growing up to race professionally, how he broke into NASCAR, what actually goes on inside the car during a race, how Landon got into crypto, and what he's currently doing in the space today. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Nov 05, 2019
Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder of IOTA: How DLT Will Make Data Privacy a Reality
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This is episode #1 in the Automation Series. You can learn more about the Automation Series here. You can learn more about IOTA on their website. Dominik Schiener is the Co-Founder of IOTA, a disruptive technology that enables machines to store and send money frictionlessly between one another. In 2017, Dominik co-founded the IOTA Foundation and established Germany’s first nonprofit foundation that enables and fosters permission-less ecosystems powered by distributed ledgers. Dominik is highly regarded as one the leading innovators in the global blockchain community.  In this episode, Anthony Pompliano and Dominik discuss: privacy and data ownership, what is needed to make DLT a reality, the future of data privacy, and the eventuality of a machine-to-machine currency built on DLT. 
Oct 31, 2019
Bruce Fenton, Dedicated Scholar of Anomalous Phenomena
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Bruce Fenton is a dedicated scholar of Anomalous Phenomena. In this conversation, Bruce and Anthony Pompliano discuss what anomalous phenomena is, the history of meteor impacts on Earth, why geo-magnetic reversals are important, the evolution of Homo sapiens, Bruce's theory on why extraterrestrial forces came to Earth on an artificial-intelligence probe, how all of this relates to Crisper technology, and how the media and others should be encouraging scientific experimentation. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 30, 2019
Brad Michelson, U.S. Senior Marketing Manager at eToro: The Current State of Marketing in Crypto
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Brad Michelson is the U.S. Senior Marketing Manager at eToro. In this conversation, Brad and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current state of marketing in crypto, how people should be thinking about customer acquisition, what the inherent challenges on certain marketing platforms are, and what's coming up next for eToro. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 29, 2019
Peter Schiff, Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital: Bitcoin Scarcity and Why Censorship is Futile
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Peter Schiff is the Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital. In this conversation, Peter and Anthony Pompliano discuss the history of money, the macro economy, the current signs of an impending crisis, why he's so bullish on gold, what his concerns around Bitcoin are, and Peter confirms that Bitcoin is scarce, and that it can't be censored or seized. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Oct 27, 2019
Rob Petrozzo, Co-Founder of Rally Rd: Where Classic Cars and Blockchain Intersect
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Rob Petrozzo is the Co-Founder of Rally Rd, one of the hottest startups in technology. In this conversation, Rob and Anthony Pompliano discuss the original idea, how the company navigated the regulatory landscape to empower fractional ownership of unique assets, what the process for selecting assets looks like, and where potential intersections with Bitcoin and blockchain may exist in the future. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 25, 2019
Phil Chen, General Partner at Proof of Capital: How HTC Is Driving Massive Crypto Adoption
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Phil Chen is a General Partner at Proof of Capital, and the Decentralized Chief Officer at the HTC Exodus. In this conversation, Phil and Anthony Pompliano discuss hardware wallets, what they built with the HTC Exodus, why certain features were included, how big companies can drive innovation, and what Phil is excited about moving forward in the cryptocurrency industry. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 24, 2019
Emily Parker, Co-Founder of Longhash: Crypto Bridging the Information Gap to Asia
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Emily Parker is the Co-Founder of Longhash. In this conversation, Emily and Anthony Pompliano discuss how journalism has changed over time, what the day to day schedule of policy scheduling staff looks like, how power is no longer a top-down phenomenon, what internet censorship in China really looks like, how Longhash is trying to serve as a gateway to Asia, and what exactly data journalism is. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world. ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Oct 18, 2019
Spencer Dinwiddie, Professional NBA Player: Fighting the NBA for the Right to Tokenize a Contract
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Spencer Dinwiddie is a professional NBA player currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets. He was previously selected in the 2nd round of the NBA draft after playing at the University of Colorado. In this conversation, Spencer and Anthony Pompliano discuss his childhood playing multiple sports, why he chose Colorado over Harvard after getting a 1400 on his SAT, what it's like being injured months before the NBA draft, what a day-in-the-life of an NBA player is like, what he plans to do during the tokenization of his NBA contract, why the NBA doesn't like it, and how he views the current free speech issues surrounding China and the NBA. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 17, 2019
Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings: Investing In Startups The Government Wants To Kill
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Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist, and writer. He is the founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings, the first venture capital fund to work with and invest solely in high-growth startups facing political and regulatory challenges. Tusk philanthropies is leading the U.S. efforts to allow people to vote in elections on their phones. Bradley also recently wrote a memoir called "The Fixer: My Adventure Saving Startups from Death by Politics," and hosts a podcast called Firewall. BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes. Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it. CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto. COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 16, 2019
Brad Kam, Co-Founder of Unstoppable Domains: A Corporate Ethereum Dystopia
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Brad Kam is the Co-Founder of Unstoppable Domains. In this conversation, Brad and Anthony Pompliano discuss free speech, censorship, China, the societal impact of Unstoppable Domains, how it works, and what the technical challenges were.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.

ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Oct 11, 2019
Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK: A Corporate Ethereum Dystopiaal
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Charles Hopkinson is a Colorado-based tech entrepreneur and mathematician. He's also the CEO of IOHK. In this conversation, Charles and Anthony Pompliano discuss why he didn't want to do an ICO, what Ethereum would have become had it gone with a corporate structure, what he did once he left Ethereum, IOHK and Cardano, where we're going, and what needs to happen to get there.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 10, 2019
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple: One on One with the Man Running Ripple and XRP
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Brad Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple. In this conversation, we discuss what Ripple does, how XRP is related, the current progress to date, and Brad answers a number of hard questions crowdsourced from Twitter.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 09, 2019
Aleks Svetski, Founder of Amber: Why The Bitcoin Price Is Wrong
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Aleks Svetski is the founder of Amber. In this conversation, Aleks and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin maximalism, the intolerant minority, why Bitcoin's community is so important, how investors should view the asset, and why the world hasn't priced Bitcoin properly yet.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.

ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Oct 04, 2019
Chris Slaughter, CEO of Level: The Truth About Crypto Exchanges
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Chris Slaughter is the CEO of Level, a crypto exchange where users get unlimited trading for one monthly fee. In this conversation, Chris and Anthony Pompliano discuss exchange business models, the competitive landscape, holes that currently exist in the market, what Level does differently, and what the company's future plans are.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Oct 02, 2019
Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital: Why People Should Care About Bitcoin
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Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital. In this conversation, Parker and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, the value proposition, why people should care, and then we go through each of the latest writings of Parker, including "Gradually Then Suddenly," "Bitcoin Can't Be Copied," "Bitcoin is Not Too Volatile," "Bitcoin Does Not Waste Energy," "Bitcoin is Not Too Slow," "Bitcoin Fixes This," and "Bitcoin Not Blockchain."

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine. Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Sep 30, 2019
Dan Conway, Author of Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: Betting his Savings, his Marriage, and his Future on Crypto
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Dan Conway is the author of Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America. In this conversation, Dan and Anthony Pompliano discuss his backstory, the process of writing the book, the ups and downs of crypto market volatility why Dan cashed out $13 million in January 2013, and what he's doing from an investment standpoint today.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visitcoinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.

ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Sep 27, 2019
Erik Voorhees, Founder & CEO of ShapeShift: From Bitcoin 2012 to Bitcoin 2022
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Erik Voorhees is the founder and CEO of ShapeShift, and one of the original Bitcoiners. In this conversation, Erik and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Bitcoin, how he built and sold Satoshi Dice, how ShapeShift has evolved, how Erik thinks about KYC, AML, and other regulations, and what he's most excited about as Bitcoin continues into the future.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Sep 26, 2019
Trace Mayer, The Hodler of Last Resort: What It Was Like Buying Bitcoin in 2011
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Trace Mayer is a true Bitcoin OG. He was buying Bitcoin in 2011, and is the Hodler of Last Resort. In this conversation, Trace and Anthony Pompliano discuss the early days of Bitcoin, how Trace built his initial conviction, where the asset is today, what Trace thinks are the most important things to watch, and where we're heading next.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Sep 25, 2019
Rob Paone, a.k.a. Crypto Bobby: How To Enter The Crypto Industry
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Rob Paone, a.k.a. Crypto Bobby, is the Proof of Talent and the host of the popular YouTube channel "Crypto Bobby." In this conversation, and Anthony Pompliano discuss recruiting in the cryptocurrency industry, the Dos and Donts of the interview process, and how engineers, business development executives, management, data analysts, and marketers can enter the crypto industry.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visitcoinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.

COINMINE-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.
Sep 21, 2019
Ben Goertzel, Founder & CEO of SingularityNET: The Intersection of Bitcoin and Artificial Intelligence
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Ben Goertzel is Founder & CEO of SingularityNET, a blockchain based AI marketplace. In this conversation, Ben and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current state of artificial intelligence, how it could impact the world moving forward, what Ben's doing to build up the two-sided marketplace, and where he sees Bitcoin, crypto, and AI intersecting in the future.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visitcoinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Sep 19, 2019
Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of Delphi Digital: Crypto and The U.S. Pension Crisis
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Kevin Kelly is the co-founder of Delphi Digital. In this conversation, Kevin and Anthony Pompliano discuss the macro economy, whether he thinks a recession is coming, where people should be watching out for, the current pension crisis in the United States, dethroning the King Dollar, where DeFi plays into all of this, and whether an ETF is on the horizon or not.

You can find additional resources and information here as well as Delphi's Weekly Market Commentary.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Sep 18, 2019
Zac Prince, Co-Founder & CEO of BlockFi: The Future of Crypto Lending
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Zac Prince is the co-founder & CEO of BlockFi. In this conversation, Zac and Anthony Pompliano discuss lending in the crypto markets, how to earn 6-8% interest on your Bitcoin and Ether, why BlockFi just removed their account minimums and fees, and what Zac is excited about moving forward.

BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.
COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.

ETORO
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This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.


Sep 15, 2019
REPLAY - Murad Mahmudov and The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument
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Murad Mahmudov is one of the highest conviction Bitcoin Maximalists in the world and partner at Adaptive Capital. In this conversation, Murad and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Bitcoin is, how it works, the importance of its deflationary monetary system, why all Fiat Currencies are doomed to fail, and how central banks and institutions should be thinking about Bitcoin.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.


BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.
Sep 13, 2019
Eyal Hertzog, Co-founder and Product Architect at Bancor: The Coming Changes to Bancor
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Eyal Hertzog is creator of Bancor. In this conversation, Eyal and Anthony Pompliano discuss his background, how he got into crypto so early, what Bancor is and how it works, and a couple of new announcements of things changing within the project.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.


BLOCKFI-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.
Sep 09, 2019
Michael Goldstein, President of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute: Bitcoin and the Cantillon Effect
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Michael Goldstein is the President of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, and CEO of Bitstein Consulting. In this conversation, Michael and Anthony Pompliano discuss Austrian Economics, how Bitcoin doesn't change for anyone, the Cantillon Effect, and communicating Bitcoin's ideas effectively.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.

BLOCKFI
-----BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do loans ranging from $2,000 to $10,000,000, and they're perfect for helping you reach your financial goals of all sizes.
Visit BlockFi.com/Pomp to learn more about putting your crypto to work without having to sell it.
Sep 06, 2019
Sven Henrich, Founder & Lead Market Strategist at NorthmanTrader: What Central Banks Do Next
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Sven Henrich is the founder & Lead Market Strategist at NorthmanTrader. In this conversation, Sven and Anthony Pompliano discuss the macro environment, how we got here, what central bank options are moving forward, what is "The Confidence Game," and why some people are forced to buy overvalued assets.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Sep 04, 2019
Bill Pulte, CEO of Pulte Capital: Bitcoin and the Ultimate Giveback
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Bill Pulte is the CEO of Pulte Capital. In this conversation, Bill and Anthony Pompliano discuss Twitter philanthropy, inner city blight, building companies, and inspiring others to be kind and generous.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visitcoinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Sep 02, 2019
Leemon Baird, Founder at Hedera Hashgraph: From PhDs and the Air Force to Building a New Consensus Algorithm
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Leemon Baird is Founder and Chief Scientist at Hedera Hashgraph. In this conversation, Leemon and Anthony Pompliano discuss his time in the Air Force, building jam resistance technology, consensus algorithms, why Leemon built Hedera Hashgraph, and what his plans for the future of the project are.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visitcoinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Aug 30, 2019
Jason Williams, Co-Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital: From a 9 Figure Startup Exit To Mining Bitcoin With Car Tires
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Jason Willams is the Co-Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. For the 151st episode of Off the Chain, Jason and Anthony Pompliano discuss building a 500 million dollar healthcare company, thermal demanufacturing, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, universal healthcare, plants as quantum computers, and what it was like experiencing a plane crash.


CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Aug 28, 2019
Mark Yusko, Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management: Inside the Minds of the Best Investors in the World
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Mark Yusko is the Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, and one of Pomp's two partners at Morgan Creek Digital. In this conversation, the 150th episode of Off the Chain, Mark and Anthony Pompliano discuss Mark's background, what it's like running a university endowment, the Morgan Creek founding story, how institutional investors think about portfolio construction, how demographics affect financial asset performance, why inflation steals wealth from the poor, how banks take control of your money when you deposit it, the best advice he's ever gotten, why governments help companies manipulate their stock prices, what the benefits of Bitcoin are to institutional investors, and where he expects Bitcoin to go in the future.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visit coinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Aug 26, 2019
Mike Slagh, Navy Veteran and CEO of Shift.org: Military Veterans and the Economy
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Mike Slagh is a military veteran and the CEO of Shift.org, a company powering successful career shifts for veterans. In this conversation, Mike and Anthony Pompliano discuss how Shift is disrupting the job market, why the VA and Department of Defense are so excited about this company, what trends Mike sees in job seekers, where the level of interest in cryptocurrency is for military veterans, and how veterans are uniquely positioned to be successful in a corporate environment.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visitcoinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Aug 16, 2019
Brandon Arvanaghi, Security Engineer at Gemini: Covering The Popular Crypto Hacking Techniques
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Brandon Arvanaghi is a security engineer at Gemini, specializing in security in cryptocurrency and the Gemini dollar. In this conversation, Brandon and Anthony Pompliano discuss the best security practices for protecting yourself and your crypto assets, popular hacking methods of nefarious actors, and prevention tactics.

CRYPTO.COM-----Crypto.com is a pioneering payment and cryptocurrency platform that seeks to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency. With the vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet", the Crypto.com App offers a full range of financial products with competitive pricing, well designed UX and high security. It is the best place to buy, sell and pay with crypto.

COINMINE-----The Coinmine One is like an Xbox that turns your electricity into Bitcoin. You just plug it in, connect to wifi, and tap on the crypto you want. It’s so easy anyone can do it. Everything is controlled from the Coinmine mobile app and the Coinmine keeps getting better with over the air updates that add new coins, features and services to your Coinmine.  Visitcoinmine.com/pomp to get a Coinmine and earn crypto for powering a new world.
Aug 14, 2019
Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand: The History of Cryptography
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