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Flippening - For Cryptocurrency Investors (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cryptoasset Investing)

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

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

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Episodes

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

10/1/2019
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Welcome to this conversation with John Jansen, CEO of Deribit. Deribit launched in 2016 and is one of the first futures and options crypto exchanges. At the time of this recording, Deribit does half a billion dollars of (real) volume per day. I should also note that Deribit has completed a “deep data integration” with Nomics.com. With this integration, Deribit receives an A+ crypto exchange rating. This interview is part of a series of interviews I’m doing with exchange operators. As part...

Duration:00:54:17

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

9/21/2019
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Welcome to part two of this series on crypto derivatives trading. Once again, I'm joined by Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, one of the fastest-growing crypto derivatives exchanges in the space. FTX launched in April of 2019, and at the time of this recording, does around $100 million dollars in daily volume. Sam is also CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm that provides liquidity to crypto markets worldwide. Alameda manages over $100 million in digital assets and trades $600...

Duration:00:37:11

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

9/14/2019
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Welcome to part 1 of this series on crypto derivatives trading. I’m joined by Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, one of the fastest-growing crypto derivatives exchanges. FTX launched in April of 2019, and at the time of this recording, does around $100 million dollars in daily volume. Sam is also CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm that provides liquidity to crypto markets worldwide. Alameda manages over $100 million in digital assets and trades $600 million to $1.5 billion...

Duration:01:13:13

Binance's Fiat Businesses (e.g. Binance US) w/ CFO Wei Zhou - (Ep. 0053)

8/22/2019
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Welcome to part 2 of our series on Binance, the world’s biggest crypto exchange based on real trading volume. Nomics has given Binance an A exchange transparency rating, which means that Binance provides highly audible and granular data about trading activities with complete history. On most days, they are the #1 ranked exchange on Nomics.com. In the previous episode, I had the honor of interviewing CZ, CEO and founder of Binance. In that episode, CZ gives us a "behind the scenes" look at...

Duration:00:54:46

Binance's CEO (CZ) on The *Real* Story Behind Their Rapid Growth w/ Changpeng Zhao - (Ep. 0052)

8/8/2019
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This conversation is with Binance CEO and founder, Changpeng Zhao (CZ). Binance is the world’s biggest crypto exchange based on (real) trading volume. On most days they're #1 ranked exchange on Nomics.com; they're also our highest rated exchange. Binance is one of the two most important crypto companies. I believe they'll become one of the most important in all of finance. This episode is in 5 chapters: - Chapter 1: The state of Binance when it launched, and the pre-conditions that led...

Duration:01:01:41

The World’s 1st Multi-Chain Decentralized Exchange w/ Ivan Poon from Switcheo - (Ep. 0051)

7/27/2019
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In this episode, I’m joined by Ivan Poon, co-founder and CEO of the Switcheo Crypto Exchange. Switcheo is the world’s first consumer-grade & multi-chain decentralized cryptocurrency exchange allowing users to trade across different blockchains. We discuss Switcheo’s origin story, how to market a crypto exchange, and the future of decentralized exchanges. This conversation is broken up into 7 chapters: - Chapter 1: What Switcheo is and how it’s positioned in the market - Chapter 2: Which...

Duration:00:58:23

Part 2: He's Responsible For 0.5% of All Crypto Exchange Volume ($1 Billion Per Month) w/ Ed Tolson from kbit (Ep. 0050)

7/15/2019
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Welcome to the second and final installment of our deep dive on high-frequency cryptoasset trading. Once again, I'm joined by Ed Tolson, founder of kbit. Kbit is a high-frequency trading firm that's responsible for about 0.5% of daily total crypto exchange volume. For example, in May of 2019, kbit did just shy of $1 billion of total volume. This two-part deep dive is broken up into five chapters: - Chapter One: What high-frequency trading is - Chapter Two: What high-frequency traders...

Duration:00:43:21

He's Responsible For 0.5% of All Crypto Exchange Volume ($1 Billion Per Month) w/ Ed Tolson from kbit - Part 1 (Ep. 0049)

7/8/2019
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Welcome to this two-part deep dive on high-frequency cryptoasset trading. Our guest is Ed Tolson, founder of kbit. Kbit is a high-frequency trading firm that's responsible for about 0.5% of daily total crypto exchange volume. For example, in May of 2019, kbit did just shy of $1 billion of total volume. This two-part deep dive is broken up into five chapters: - Chapter One: What high-frequency trading is - Chapter Two: What high-frequency traders actually do as well as the categories...

Duration:00:47:39

Ins & Outs of Crypto Trading Bots (And Real-Time Trading) w/ Daniel Anderson (Ep. 0048)

6/22/2019
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Today's episode is an exploration of crypto trading bots and algorithmic trading with Daniel Anderson. Daniel is a software engineer and a freelancer who builds tools for cryptocurrency traders. Before he got into the crypto space, Daniel was a software developer for IBM. This conversation is broken up into 4 chapters: - Chapter 1: What trading bots are, how they work, and why they’re useful - Chapter 2: Approaches for setting up, testing, and executing algo trading strategies -...

Duration:01:15:30

Part 2: Institutional Staking-As-A-Service (A Deep Dive) w/ Joe Buttram from EON Staking (Ep. 0047)

6/14/2019
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Welcome to this second and final installment of this deep dive on institutional cryptoasset staking, staking as a service, and leveraging staking to generate returns. My guest today is Joe Buttram, founder and CEO of EON Staking. This two-part deep dive is divided into four chapters: - Chapter One: What staking is and a step-by-step process for doing it - Chapter Two: The ins and outs of the institutional “staking-as-a-service” business model - Chapter Three: The regulatory landscape...

Duration:00:49:49

Institutional Staking-As-A-Service (A Deep Dive) w/ Joe Buttram from EON Staking - Part 1 (Ep. 0046)

6/8/2019
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Welcome to this two-part deep dive on institutional cryptoasset staking, staking as a service, and leveraging staking to generate returns. My guest today is Joe Buttram, founder and CEO of EON Staking. This two-part deep dive is divided into four chapters: - Chapter One: What staking is and a step-by-step process for doing it with tokens you may be holding - Chapter Two: The ins and outs of the institutional “staking-as-a-service” business model - Chapter Three: The regulatory landscape...

Duration:00:50:11

Part 2: Strategies for Accumulating BTC (Instead of USD) w/ Tuur Demeester from Adamant Capital (Ep. 0045)

5/25/2019
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Today’s episode is the second and final installment of our 2-part exploration on investing for Bitcoin accumulation with Tuur Demeester from Adamant Capital. Before Adamant Capital, Tuur was the Editor in Chief for Adamant Research, a global macro investment research firm. While most investment strategies seek returns in US Dollars, Tuur focuses on generating returns in BTC. He also measures his success against Bitcoin, a much higher bar than investing for USD returns. There is a growing...

Duration:00:35:46

Strategies for Accumulating BTC (Instead of USD) w/ Tuur Demeester from Adamant Capital - Part 1 (Ep. 0044)

5/16/2019
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I'm joined by Tuur Demeester from Adamant Capital. We discuss investment strategies for accumulating BTC and generating returns against BTC (instead of USD). While most investment strategies focus on generating returns in US Dollars, Tuur focuses on generating returns in BTC. He measures his success against Bitcoin, which over the course of Bitcoin's short history, is a much higher bar for an investor. There is a growing number of crypto fund limited partners looking for funds denominated...

Duration:00:43:04

Evolution of Crypto-Focused Venture Capital w/ Stephen McKeon from Collaborative Fund (Ep. 0043)

5/9/2019
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My guest today is Stephen McKeon. Stephen is a visiting fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, a finance professor at the University of Oregon, and most relevant to this podcast, a partner at Collaborative Fund where he’s leading a dedicated effort called Collab Crypto. This is Stephen’s 3rd appearance on the podcast, making him our most frequent guest. His other two appearances were on episode 19, “The Economics of Cryptoasset Markets” and our very popular security token...

Duration:01:08:40

PSA: Crypto Tax Loss Harvesting (Before The Next Bull Run)

4/30/2019
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Today, instead of an interview, you’ll hear a short public service announcement about tax-loss harvesting. Right now, during this period between the bear market and a potential bull market, where prices are going sideways, it would behoove a lot of people to consider doing some tax-loss harvesting To explain tax-loss harvesting in more detail, you’ll hear from my friend, Zac McClure, co-founder of TokenTax. I personally go to Zac for help with this stuff. In this short episode, you’ll...

Duration:00:11:45

Investing in Privacy-Centric Cryptoassets w/ Jordan Clifford from Scalar Capital, Sponsored by Veil Project - (Ep. 0041)

4/22/2019
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In this episode, we explore privacy coin investing with our guest, Jordan Clifford, Co-founder and Managing Director at Scalar Capital. Before Scalar, Jordan was a lead growth engineer at Coinbase and a business analyst at Capital One. Hear Jordan & Clay discuss the fungibility of cryptoassets, the privacy coin landscape, and how macrotrends in society will lead to increased interest in privacy-centric cryptoassets. In this episode we discuss: Sponsors Veil Project Veil defines itself...

Duration:02:11:18

Fake Volume, The Bitwise Report & What Nomics is Doing About It w/ Nathaniel Whittemore & Clay - (ep. 0040)

4/19/2019
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On March 19, 2019, Bitwise, a crypto asset management firm, filed a report with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in hopes of getting approval for their Bitcoin ETF. In the report, Bitwise asserted that 95% of exchange volume was fake and only 10 exchanges had "real volume." This report spread like wildfire throughout crypto Twitter. Today, I'm joined by Nathaniel Whittemore, curator of Long Reads Sunday and coauthor of the 6,000-word mammoth on our blog entitled, "Crypto...

Duration:00:56:43

Part 2: Tokenizing a Fund, The 5-Step Security Tokenization Process w/ Rob Nance from CityBlock Capital - (Ep. 0039), Sponsored by Currency.com

4/6/2019
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Welcome to the second and final installment of this two-part case study on fund tokenization. This case study is an addendum to our security tokenization audio documentary, entitled "Tokenize The World," which has +100k downloads. If you haven't heard it yet, check it out at securitytokendocumentary.com. About this episode: In this case study, our guest Rob Nance from CityBlock capital is brutally honest about the arduous process of issuing his fund's NYCQ security token. (Note: if he’d...

Duration:00:48:41

[Case Study] Tokenizing a Fund: The 5-Step Security Tokenization Process w/ Rob Nance from CityBlock Capital - Part 1 (Ep. 0038), Sponsored by Currency.com

3/26/2019
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This case study is an addendum to our security tokenization audio documentary, entitled "Tokenize The World," which has +100k downloads. If you haven't heard it yet, check it out at securitytokendocumentary.com. About this episode: In this case study, our guest Rob Nance from CityBlock capital is brutally honest about the arduous process of issuing his fund's NYCQ security token. (Note: if he’d known from the outset how difficult the journey would have been, he might never have started......

Duration:00:48:19

A Roundup of Our Guests' Biggest Ideas w/ Anthony Pompliano from Morgan Creek Digital Assets - (Ep. 0037)

3/15/2019
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In this episode, we reflect on the biggest ideas and lessons learned from the past 12 months of interviewing the top names in crypto. I’m joined by Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano, co-founder at Morgan Creek Digital Assets. Hear Pomp & Clay discuss which companies might outperform Bitcoin, what we got wrong about crypto in 2018, and why debt hasn’t gotten as much attention as it should. In this episode we discuss: Our Sponsor - Nomics’s Cryptocurrency Market Data API The Nomics API offers...

Duration:01:08:39