Podcast

Off the Chain

Host Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano talks to some of the most respected names in crypto and Wall Street to find out how intelligent investors from the new and old financial system are thinking about digital assets.

Episodes

  • CZ, Founder and CEO of Binance: Binance and the Future of Global Crypto Regulation

    Feb 18 2019

    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.-----This show is sponsored by The Grove: thegrove.co/pompYour branding and website are the first things your customers will see.  You never get a second chance at a first impression, which is why it's so i...more

  • Robert Habermeier, Co-Founder of Polkadot: Why Early Crypto Adopters Didn't Care About the Money

    Feb 15 2019

    Robert Habermeier is a Co-Founder of Polkadot, and a former core developer for Parity. In this conversation, Habermeier and Anthony Pompliano discuss Ethereum, the scalability issues, Oracles, layer two scaling solutions, and why the best people in early crypto didn't care about the money.-----This show is sponsored by The Grove: thegrove.co/pompYour branding and website are the first things your customers will see.  You never get a second chance at a first impression, which is why it's so ...more

  • Jesse Lund, Head of Blockchain Solutions at IBM: How Fortune 500s Treat Crypto

    Feb 13 2019

    Jesse Lund is the Head of Blockchain Solutions at IBM. In this conversation, Jesse and Anthony Pompliano discuss enterprise blockchains, how IBM is using the technology, what their customers are saying, and what Jesse sees as the most important things for the future of crypto.-----This show is sponsored by The Grove: thegrove.co/pompYour branding and website are the first things your customers will see.  You never get a second chance at a first impression, which is why it's so important tha...more

  • Sam Cassatt, CSO of ConsenSys: The Scalability of Ethereum

    Feb 11 2019

    Sam Cassatt is the CSO of ConsenSys. In this conversation, Sam and Anthony Pompliano discuss the history of ConsenSys, Sam's perspective of foreign governments' views on liquid crypto, why Maker is so interesting, and the current scalability conversation around Ethereum.-----This show is sponsored by The Grove: thegrove.co/pompYour branding and website are the first things your customers will see.  You never get a second chance at a first impression, which is why it's so important that your...more

  • Talal Tabbaa, Co-Founder of Jibrel Network: How He Convinced the Saudi Prince to Buy Crypto

    Feb 08 2019

    Talal Tabbaa is the Co-Founder and COO of Jibrel Network. In this conversation, Talal and Anthony Pompliano discuss how he convinced the Saudi prince to buy crypto, what the regulatory and startup environment is like in the Middle East, and how tokenized debt will likely become more popular moving forward.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning....more

  • Jarrod Dicker, VP Technology at The Washington Post: Free Speech and Censorship on a Blockchain

    Feb 06 2019

    Jarrod Dicker is the former CEO of Po.et. In this conversation, Jarrod and Anthony Pompliano what's wrong with the media today, what potential solutions may be, how censorship and free speech are constantly tested ideas, and how foreign governments like China will deal with un-censorable content on a blockchain.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every mo...more

  • David Bleznak, Founder & CEO of Totle: Simplifying Decentralized Exchanges

    Feb 04 2019

    David Bleznak is the founder and CEO of Detroit based Totle. In this live recording, Bleznak and Anthony Pompliano discuss tokenization of assets, the current regulatory environment, future financing mechanisms, and fundraising in today's bear market.This episode of Off the Chain was recorded at CUT by Wolfgang Puck.Totle’s B2B platform provides crypto-to-crypto exchange at the best prices. Similar to using Kayak for finding the best flights, Totle’s platform aggregates access to leading decentr...more

  • Nikhil Kalghatgi, Founding Partner at CoVenture Crypto: Why Aligning Incentives in Crypto is Challenging

    Feb 01 2019

    Nikhil Kalghatgi is a founding Partner at CoVenture Crypto. In this conversation, Nikhil and Anthony Pompliano discuss Nikhil's work at SoftBank, how to apply Moonshot Investing to digital assets, and what CoVenture is currently excited about as the crypto industry continues to mature.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. No frills. No bullsh...more

  • Ateet Ahluwalia, Managing Director, Coventure: Inside the Mind of a Crypto Quant

    Jan 30 2019

    Ateet Ahluwalkia is a managing director at Coventure. In this conversation, Ateet and Anthony Pompliano discuss Quant Trading, the challenges with finding great data in crypto, and what the future of active management may look like. -----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. No frills. No bullsh*t. Just everything you need to know in a 3-minute re...more

  • Eduardo Gómez: An on the Ground Perspective from Venezuela

    Jan 28 2019

    Eduardo Gómez is the head of support at Purse.io, a native Venezuelan who has been working to expand adoption and awareness of Bitcoin throughout his country. In this conversation, Gómez and Anthony Pompliano discuss the current political issues in Venezuela, the hyper inflation of the bolívar, the creation of the petrodollar, the rapid adoption of Bitcoin, and he explains what's actually going on in his come country.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto ...more

  • Tom Shaughnessy, 51percent Founder: Crypto Research in the Wild West

    Jan 25 2019

    Tom Shaughnessy is the founder of the institutional crypto research platform 51Percent. In this conversation, Shaughnessy and Anthony Pompliano discuss what equity research is, how information is gathered in crypto, and how institutions are thinking about the space.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. No frills. No bullsh*t. Just everything ...more

  • Roy Niederhoffer, President of R.G. Niederhoffer Capital: A Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Manager Talks Crypto

    Jan 23 2019

    Roy Niederhoffer has been a quantitative hedge fund manager for over 25 years. In 1993, Roy founded R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, which invests in global public equity, fixed income, currency, and commodity markets. Roy's fund, which manages over 900 million dollars today, has annualized returns of approximately 12%, out performing the S&P and most other money managers.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. ...more

  • Matt Galligan, Interchange CEO: Portfolio Management for Crypto Investors

    Jan 21 2019

    Matt Galligan is the founder and CEO of The Picks and Shovels Company. In this conversation, Galligan and Anthony Pompliano discuss crypto custody, crypto data, trading, and what needs to happen for crypto to continue progressing.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. No frills. No bullsh*t. Just everything you need to know in a 3-minute read....more

  • Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink: Smart Contracts 101

    Jan 16 2019

    Sergey Nazarov is the CEO of Chainlink, one of the most interesting companies in the smart contract space. He's been building blockchain smart contracts since 2011, and this is definitely the most in-depth we've gone on the topic. Sergey is a firm believer that crypto has the ability to change the way societies distribute wealth, enforce contracts, and share critical information.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Sim...more

  • Halsey Minor, Co-Founder of Salesforce: The Rise of Distributed Computing

    Jan 14 2019

    Halsey Minor is one of the biggest internet and tech pioneers of our day. In 1993 he co-founded CNET, which would eventually be sold to CBS for 1.8 billion dollars. In 1999 he helped Marc Benioff co-found Salesforce. Today, Halsey is working on a bunch of projects, including Videocoin, and in this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Halsey cover everything from distributed computing, crypto currencies, and blockchain technology.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes ...more

  • Rahul Sood, Founder of Unikrn: E-Sports will be Bigger than Traditional Gaming

    Jan 09 2019

    Rahul Sood is the CEO of Unikrn, an E-Sports startup backed by the likes of Mark Cuban, Tim Draper, Brock Pierce, and Pantera Capital. In this conversation, Rahul and Anthony Pompliano discuss Rahul's experience selling his first company to HP, his time launching and leaving Microsoft's VC arm, and why E-Sports will be bigger than traditional sports.-----BlockFiBlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account. They do lo...more

  • Pascal Gauthier, President of Ledger: What is Cold Storage and Why Does it Matter?

    Dec 19 2018

    Pascal Gauthier is the President of Ledger, one of the most well known crypto hardware wallets, and the creator of the Ledger Vault for institutions. In this conversation, Gauthier and Anthony Pompliano discuss his past experience building a data company that Yahoo bought for over 500 million dollars, his time in venture capital, and the importance of cold storage and why you should care about it.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutio...more

  • Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower: The Current State of Crypto

    Dec 17 2018

    Ari Paul is the CIO of BlockTower, one of the best known crypto investment firms. In this conversation, Paul and Anthony Pompliano discuss his previous work at a university endowment, what Ari thinks about the current state of crypto, and how he sees digital assets performing during a global financial crisis.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morni...more

  • Howard Lindzon, GP at Social Leverage: The Science of Seed Investing

    Dec 12 2018

    Howard Lindzon is one of the best FinTech investors in the world. His portfolio speaks for itself. In this conversation, Lindzon and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Lindzon looks for in great founding teams, and the trends he's excited about moving forward.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. No frills. No bullsh*t. Just everything you need t...more

  • Ali Hamed, founder of CoVenture: A VC's Take on Crypto

    Dec 10 2018

    Ali Hamed is the founder of CoVenture. In this conversation, Hamed and Anthony Pompliano discuss crypto currency, blockchain, Bitcoin, direct lending, alternative asset management, and why Bitcoin is like Kim Kardashian.-----BlockFiBlockFi 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.co...more

  • Josh Stein, Harbor CEO: Tokenizing the World

    Dec 05 2018

    Josh Stein is the CEO of Harbor. In this conversation, Stein and Anthony Pompliano discuss tokenized securities, the future of finance, and why they both believe every stock, bond, currency, and commodity will be digitized in the future.BlockFiBlockFi 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.Visi...more

  • Matt Jennings - Kingdom Trust: The Future of Crypto Custody

    Dec 03 2018

    Matt Jennings is the founder and CEO of Kingdom Trust, the first regulated financial institution to offer custody of digital assets, making them the first qualified custodian in the digital asset industry.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. No frills. No bullsh*t. Just everything you need to know in a 3-minute read. https://offthechain.subs...more

  • Ken Nguyen: Tokenizing the World One Startup at a Time

    Nov 28 2018

    Ken Nguyen is the founder and CEO of Republic. In this conversation, Nguyen and Anthony Pompliano discuss working at AngelList, the variations of securities law, building a startup in a highly regulated market, and why tokenization could eradicate global poverty.

  • Ryan Selkis: Building Accountability in Crypto

    Nov 26 2018

    Ryan Selkis is the founder of Messari, an open data library and curation tool that helps researchers, investors, and regulators make sense of the crypto industry. In this conversation, Selkis and Anthony Pompliano discuss macro-crypto trends, the importance of data transparency and disclosures, and how to go viral on Twitter.

  • Alex Mashinsky: What Decentralization Really Means

    Nov 21 2018

    Alex Mashinsky is the founder and CEO of Celsius Network. He has invented and built a number of disruptive technologies over the years, including Voice Over IP. In this conversation, Mashinsky and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, crypto lending, and building sustainable companies around disruptive tech.

  • Juthica Chou: Crypto Derivatives 101

    Nov 19 2018

    Juthica Chou is the founder of LedgerX. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Juthica discuss working at Goldman Sachs, what options are and why they are important, how LedgerX became the only federally regulated crypto derivative platform, and what drove the company from 15 to 100 institutional customers in a year.

  • Mike Jones: How the Former CEO of MySpace Thinks About Disruption

    Nov 14 2018

    Mike Jones is the CEO of Science Inc, a start-up accelerator based in Los Angeles. He previously was the CEO of Myspace, along with a number of other companies. In this conversation, Jones and Anthony Pompliano discuss disruption, Myspace, the future of finance, and how valuable companies can be spotted early from great investors.

  • Bill Barhydt: Ex-CIA and Goldman Sachs Entrepreneur on What's Next for Bitcoin

    Nov 12 2018

    Bill Barhydt is the founder of Abra, a simple to use crypto-currency investment platform backed by some of the best investors in the world. In this conversation, Barhydt and Anthony Pompliano discuss working at the CIA, financial services regulation, building on Bitcoin, and where Bill thinks the crypto-currency industry is headed.

  • Marco Santori: The Godfather of Crypto Law

    Nov 07 2018

    Marco Santori is the President and Chief Legal Officer of Blockchain, the easy way to send, receive, store, and trade digital currencies. In this conversation, Santori and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Santori's original conversations with federal regulators were like, how the SAFF Document became so popular, why ICOs have essentially disappeared in the U.S., and what Marco believes is the most view of crypto's potential impact on the world.

  • Murad Mahmudov: The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument

    Oct 31 2018

    Murad Mahmudov is one of the highest conviction Bitcoin Maximalists in the world. 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.

  • Brandon Arvanaghi: Building the Gemini Dollar

    Oct 29 2018

    Brandon Arvanaghi is a security engineer at Gemini, and one of the minds behind the Gemini Dollar, the first regulated stablecoin. In this conversation, Arvanaghi and Anthony Pompliano discuss what a regulated stablecoin is, how the Gemini Dollar works, why the naysayers misunderstand what Gemini is doing, and how stablecoins will play into use cases around the world.

  • Michael Oved: Building Airswap and Fluidity

    Oct 26 2018

    Michael Oved is the founder of Airswap and Fluidity. In this conversation, Oved and Anthony Pompliano discuss decentralized exchanges, tokenized securities, and what he’s up to with Airswap and Fluidity.

  • Nathaniel Whittemore: Marketing in A Blockchain World

    Oct 24 2018

    Nathaniel Whittemore is one of the best known voices in Crypto. He has pioneered Long Reads Sunday, where he summarizes the top news of the week in a single long thread. In this conversation, Whittemore and Anthony Pompliano cover everything from Bitcoin to crypto-marketing to fraudulent ICOs.

  • Edward Woodford: Building A Regulated Crypto Exchange

    Oct 22 2018

    Edward Woodford is the co-founder of Seed CX, an institutional trading platform that recieved approval from the CFCT as a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) in August 2016. In this conversation, Woodford and Anthony Pompliano discuss crypto financial products, emerging markets, how institutional investors think, and why crypto is such an interesting problem for anyone building regulated exchanges.

  • Austen Allred: How to Fix Our Broken Education System

    Oct 17 2018

    Austen Allred is the co-founder and CEO of Lambda School, a full computer science education that’s free until you get a high paying job. In this conversation, Allred and Anthony Pompliano Discuss Y Combinator, the challenges of building a startup, what it takes to train a computer engineer, why the current student debt problem is so bad, and how Lambda School is helping hundreds of people avoid debt and build a better career.

  • Downtown Josh Brown: Where Does Crypto Fit in Your Portfolio?

    Oct 10 2018

    Josh Brown is famous on Twitter and is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. In this conversation Brown and Anthony Pompliano discuss ghosts, aliens, bubbles, stocks, Bitcoin, Tesla, Tilray, a mysterious fidelity investment report that disappeared, and how Jim Kramer was once harassed in Costco.

  • CoinList's Andy Bromberg: The Future of Crypto Fundraising

    Oct 08 2018

    Andy Bromberg is the CEO of CoinList, a trusted platform for running compliant token sales. In this conversation we cover the Stanford Bitcoin Club, airdrops, security tokens, accreditation laws, and why some companies in crypto are doomed to fail.

  • Ken Seiff: Staying Up When the Market Is Down

    Oct 04 2018

    Ken Seiff is the Managing Partner at Blockchange, a venture capital firm investing exclusively in early stage block chain companies, protocols, and applications that are trying to make a dent in the universe. In this conversation, Ken Seiff and Anthony Pompliano discuss the anatomy of an early stage company, what investments Ken has made previously, and where he sees the biggest opportunities in the future.

  • Michael Sonnenshein: The Largest Crypto Asset Manager

    Oct 02 2018

    Michael Sonnenshein is the managing director at Grayscale Investments, a trusted authority on digital currency and investing. In this conversation, Sonnenshein and Anthony Pompliano discuss bitcoin, institutional investors, and DCG's bet on Ethereum Classic.

  • Jake Chervinsky: Defending Crypto from the SEC

    Sep 26 2018

    Jake Chervinsky serves as Defense Counsel in U.S. government criminal investigation's at Kobre & Kim, a law firm based in Washington, DC. In this conversation, Jake Chervinsky and Anthony Pompliano discuss Securities Law, accreditation standards, terrorism financing, the applications of the Howey Test to crypto, and why Blockstream may be the most important company in the industry. As Jake says: he's a lawyer, but not your lawyer.

  • Frank Chaparro: Behind the Scenes of Crypto Media

    Sep 24 2018

    Frank Chaparro is a Crypto-Journalist currently at The Block, a global community for Crypto enthusiasts. He previously covered the intersection of Crypto on Wall Street in Business Insider. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Frank Chaparro cover the current state of Crypto Media, what it takes to develop sources, how you deal with sources who lie to you, what happened when the CFO of Goldman Sachs called Frank's article fake news, and who the most important people in companies in Crypt...more

  • Travis Kling: The Secrets of a Crypto Trader

    Sep 19 2018

    Travis Kling is the founder and CIO at Ikigai Asset Management, an investment firm focused on crypto assets. He previously was a portfolio manager at Point72 where he traded Long/Short Energy Equities.  In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Travis Kling discuss token structures, price movements and outlook, value accrual, the importance of BitMEX, and what needs to change for crypto to have sustainability.

  • Gabor Gurbacs: What’s the Latest with the Bitcoin ETF?

    Sep 17 2018

    Gabor Gubacs is Director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck where he focuses on the Bitcoin ETF.  In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Gabor discuss the ridiculous accreditation laws, Bitcoin and traditional ETFs, why regulators are currently concerned about crypto, and Gabor's prediction for the growth of retail crypto projects.

  • The Future of Lending with Zac Prince of BlockFi

    Sep 13 2018

    Zac Prince is the Founder & CEO of BlockFi, an asset backed lending platform for crypto. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Zac Prince cover how asset backed lending works in crypto, the psychology of a borrower, and tokenized stores of value.

  • Michael Moro: The Institutionalization of Crypto

    Sep 11 2018

    Micheal Moro is the CEO of Genesis Trading, a FINRA registered broker dealer providing liquidity for institutions in the crypto space.  Michael previously worked at SecondMarket and Citi.  In this conversation, Anthony and Michael cover crypto market infrastrucutre, how Genesis grew so quickly, what OTC trading is, and when institutional money will enter the market.

  • Niv Dror: Building Engaged Crypto Communities

    Sep 05 2018

    Niv Dror is the Founder of Shrug Capital, a venture fund focused on early stage consumer products. He previously worked at AngelList and Product Hunt.  In this conversation, Anthony and Niv cover consumer technology, how to build engaged communities, and what crypto projects can learn from successful Silicon Valley startups.

  • Marty Bent: The Secrets of Bitcoin

    Sep 05 2018

    Marty Bent is the Editor In Chief at Marty's Bent, a newsletter about Bitcoin. He's also the host of Tales from the Crypt, a podcast about Bitcoin.  Marty is one of the most knowledgable people in the space. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Marty cover all thing Bitcoin, crypto mining, why hash rate is way more important than people are giving it credit for.

  • Arjun Balaji: A Financial System Built on Bitcoin

    Sep 04 2018

    Arjun Balaji is the Chief Investment Officer of Shomei Capital.  He consistently voices one of the most interesting perspectives in crypto. From diving into the many altcoin scams to a philosophical debate on "What is Money?", this is a conversation you don't want to miss.

  • Mike Dudas: Crypto's PR Crisis

    Aug 31 2018

    Mike Dudas is the Founder of The Block, a crypto focused community that helps people cut through the noise. He previously Co-Founded Button and before that, worked at Venmo and PayPal.  In this conversation, Anthony and Mike discuss the role of media in the crypto industry, why CoinBase is the most important company in the space, and why CNBC is more entertainment than substance.

  • Ryan Shea: Battling the Internet Giants Pt. 2

    Aug 29 2018

    Ryan Shea is the Co-Founder of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Ryan discuss freedom of speech, the manipulation of user data in the digital world, how decentralization will improve the internet, and how governance will evolve in the digital age.

  • Muneeb Ali: Abuse of Power through Centralization Pt. 1

    Aug 29 2018

    Muneeb Ali is the Co-Founder of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps.  In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Muneeb discuss the problems with today’s internet giants, why you should care about decentralization, and what scares him about the future built on a blockchain.  

  • Jim O'Shaughnessy: The Psychology of Investing

    Aug 27 2018

    Jim O'Shaughnessy is a Wall Street legend and the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, which has $6.2B in assets under management.     In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Jim discuss the psychology behind investing, the similarities between the Dot Com Bubble and crypto, and whether or not Bitcoin can act as a store of value.

  • Caitlin Long: Wall Street Isn't Bitcoin's Friend

    Aug 27 2018

    Caitlin Long spent 22 years on Wall Street, including Morgan Stanley, where she was Head of Corporate Strategies and Pension Solutions.  In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Caitlin discuss why Wall Street's involvement may hurt Bitcoin (rather than helping it as many think), including why the Bitcoin ETF could actually be a bad idea and how Wall Street could actually kill Bitcoin.

  • Meltem Demirors: The Dark Side of Crypto

    Aug 27 2018

    In this conversation, Meltem and Anthony Pompliano discuss the intersection of technology and finance, why she believes stablecoins are the new CDOs, and where cryptoassets fit into an institutional investors' portfolio.