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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

Economics 101 for Crypto Investors w/ Stephen McKeon (Ep. 0019)

6/7/2018
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My guest today is Stephen Mckeon, who is an economist and Professor of Finance at the University of Oregon's Lundquist School of Business. I had the privilege of interviewing Stephen for our upcoming three-part audio documentary on tokenized and asset-backed securities, as well as meeting him in person in New York a few weeks ago. This episode is a hyperfocused exploration of the economic forces affecting cryptoasset markets.

Duration:00:27:04

Bootstrapping A Crypto Nation State From Scratch, w/ Eric Meltzer of INBlockchain (Ep. 0018)

5/26/2018
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Today's episode is part 2 of my conversation with Eric Meltzer. Our previous episode with Eric has gone on to become one of our most popular episodes to date and this is a second chance to hear from him. This episode stands on its own and includes a very compelling step by step strategy for bootstrapping a crypto nation-state. For some background, Eric is a partner at INBlockchain, China’s oldest and largest institutional crypto asset and blockchain fund with several billion under...

Duration:00:40:15

Understanding China's Largest Blockchain Fund w/ Eric Meltzer of INBlockchain, Part 1 (Ep. 0017)

5/17/2018
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My guest today is Eric Meltzer, and this is part one of my conversation with him. Eric is a partner at INBlockchain, China’s oldest and largest institutional crypto asset and blockchain fund. To give you a sense of INBlockchain’s size and scope, consider that they recently announced a $1.6 Billion dollar fund with 30% coming from the Hangzhou government. When people talk about institutional investing, these are the kinds of numbers they’re referring to. It’s a fascinating interview.

Duration:00:58:46

Part 2: Ateet Ahluwalia of CoVenture Crypto (Ep. 0016)

5/17/2018
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This is part 2 of my conversation with Ateet Ahluwalia. I really enjoyed the content from part 1 and I wanted to give you a second chance to hear from Ateet and tease the first episode. If you didn’t catch our previous episode, here’s some background: Ateet is Managing Director at CoVenture Crypto, and in a past life, he was a Macro Credit Trader at Barclays, a Macro Portfolio Manager at Bluecrest Capital, and a Credit Index Trader at Goldman Sachs. In part 1 of this two-part interview,...

Duration:00:11:29

Quantitative Crypto Investing w/ Ateet Ahluwalia of CoVenture Crypto, Part 1 (Ep. 0015)

5/3/2018
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My guest today is Ateet Ahluwalia, and this is part one of my conversation with him. Ateet is a Managing Director at CoVenture Crypto. Prior to CoVenture, Ateet was a Macro Credit Trader at Barclays, a Macro Portfolio Manager at BlueCrest Capital, and a Credit Index Trader at Goldman Sachs. Ateet is a trader’s trader and a quantitative investor through and through. He’s also one of the most disciplined thinkers in our space. I should note the one singular theme driving through this...

Duration:00:55:19

Ari Nazir of Neural Capital On What's Overrated & Underrated in Crypto, Part 2 (Ep. 0014)

4/24/2018
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This is part 2 of my conversation with Ari Nazir. I was so happy with the content in part 1, that I decided to create this second episode from my conversation with Ari. If you didn’t catch our previous episode, here’s some background: Ari is a founder and managing partner at Neural Capital, an advisor at Protocol Ventures, and Chief Investment Officer at Apex Token Fund. He’s also outperformed almost every Crypto hedge around with a regulated, San Francisco based fund. In part 1 of this...

Duration:00:19:02

Sentiment & Momentum Investing w/ Ari Nazir of Neural Capital, Part 1 (Ep. 0013)

4/18/2018
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My guest today is Ari Nazir and this is one of our top 3 episodes to date. Ari is a founder and managing partner at Neural Capital. I met Ari in part because I’m a limited partner in Protocol Ventures, which we covered in a previous episode. Protocol Ventures is a Fund of Funds with a portfolio that includes prominent crypto asset hedge funds like BlockTower Capital, Metastable, PolyChain, and Ari’s Neural Capital. As an LP of protocol ventures, I get to see how these funds are...

Duration:00:50:11

Masternode Businesses & Going Public w/ Troy Wong of Neptune Dash (Episode 12)

3/29/2018
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My guest today is Troy Wong, CFO and Co-Founder of Neptune DASH, which he took public in January 2018 in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange. Neptune DASH is the first Dash masternode company; it currently runs 18 masternodes, each of which generates about 6.8 DASH per month. Neptune DASH’s business reminds us of proof-of-stake and proof-of-work mining businesses, with some characteristics of direct exposure investment vehicles like the Bitcoin investment trust, but there’s nothing else...

Duration:00:53:23

The Future of Nomics & Cryptocurrency Data w/ Rob Paone of the Crypto Bobby Podcast (Episode 11)

3/14/2018
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My guest today is actually . . . me (Clay Collins). On this episode, you will hear a very special interview conducted by Rob Paone, the host of the Crypto Bobby Podcast A few weeks ago, Rob interviewed me for his podcast and I liked the content so much that I asked Rob if I could air a modified version of that conversation here for you today. He generously said yes, so here we are. You're probably used to me being the one asking the questions. In this episode, we flip the script and I...

Duration:00:41:54

Crypto Index Funds & the Bitwise Hold 10 Index w/ Hunter Horsley from Bitwise Asset Management (Episode 10)

2/27/2018
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My guest today is Hunter Horsley. Hunter is the co-founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management, which operates the first crypto-index fund called the HOLD 10, which tracks the top 10 crypto assets weighted by inflation-adjusted market cap. The HOLD 10 Index fund has several hundreds of investors that range from billionaires to professors, to large RIA firms. What’s notable about this interview is that Hunter’s business model is the antithesis of hedge funds’. The indexing approach is...

Duration:00:35:24

ShapeShift's Anonymous COO on Operating One Of Crypto's Largest Exchanges - 0009

2/13/2018
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My guest today is a guy named "Jon." Jon wouldn’t tell me his last name or where he’s located. Jon isn't a mysterious figure I met on an underground Telegram pump-and-dump group or a darknet market operator. To the contrary, he's the COO of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world: ShapeShift.io. Over time, ShapeShift is becoming somewhat of a crypto conglomerate. They recently purchased Hardware wallet maker KeepKey. They also run the pricing website CoinCap and the...

Duration:00:43:19

Borrow Cash Against Your Bitcoin Wealth (Without Selling It) w/ Dhruv Bansal of Unchained Capital (Episode 8)

1/30/2018
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Our guest on today's show is Dhruv Bansal. Dhruv is the co-founder of Unchained Capital, which offers individual and commercial cash loans to US individuals and businesses who can provide Bitcoin as collateral. This is an interesting service because it lets you take out a cash loan on your crypto assets so you can benefit from your bitcoin wealth without having to sell your favorite investment. In essence, Unchained Capital is a services layer available to users of the bitcoin blockchain...

Duration:00:59:22

The 1st Crypto "Fund of Funds" w/ Rick Marini - 0007

1/16/2018
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My guest today is Rick Marini Rick is the founder and managing partner of Protocol Ventures, a San Francisco based fund-of-funds that focuses on hedge funds investing exclusively in crypto assets. Rick currently has $10 million under management and is raising a $100M fund. Today’s conversation is a deep dive into Protocol Ventures and an exploration of the fund of funds model, as well as how Rick has applied that model to crypto asset investing. This discussion is important because it...

Duration:00:41:40

Consensus: Invest's Top Soundbites & Highlights (Episode 0006)

1/9/2018
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This week's episode is a compilation of the best audio clip highlights, talks, and discussions from Consensus: Invest. If you didn't attend Consensus: Invest, or you haven't heard of it, it was the very first conference for institutional investors focused on cryptoassets, and it happened at the end of 2017 in New York City. For today's roundtable discussion, we are joined by Taylor Pearson and Dhruv Bansal from Unchanied Capital. You might remember Taylor from a previous episode. He's a...

Duration:00:56:39

0005 - World's 1st Interview W/ A Crypto Liquidity Provider

12/23/2017
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Chances are good that you've never met a professional crypto liquidity provider. And before meeting today's guest in Zug, Switzerland, I'd never met one either. Today's guest is Benjamin Roberts, the co-founder of Citizen Hex, which is (you guessed it) an Ethereum and ERC-20 token liquidity provider. Citizen Hex works to increase the likelihood that, when traders place buy and sell orders for ERC-20 tokens on various crypto-exchanges, that those orders go through. This conversation is a...

Duration:00:52:09

0002 - Crypto Hedge Funds & Multicoin Capital w/ Kyle Samani

12/11/2017
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A deep dive into the topic of crypto hedge funds generally, and Multicoin Capital, specifically. On today’s show, we are joined by Kyle Samani. Kyle is the co-founder of Multicoin Capital, an Austin, Texas-based crypto hedge fund with $10 million under management and currently raising a $100 million fund. This is a very timely discussion, given that there are now over 124 registered crypto hedge funds, most of which were created this year.

Duration:00:47:28

0003 - Bitcoin Derivatives with Aaron Brown

12/11/2017
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Our guest today is crypto-derivatives expert and Bloomberg contributor Aaron Brown. Aaron is the former Managing Director and Head Of Research at AQR Capital Management (the world’s second-largest hedge fund with over 63 billion under management). Today’s conversation is a deep dive into the topic of crypto and bitcoin derivatives. This is a timely discussion, as CME Group, Cboe, LedgerX, and Nasdaq have all launched -- or announced plans to launch -- Bitcoin derivatives...

Duration:00:44:37

0004 - Crypto News Roundup for December 2017

12/11/2017
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This week’s show is our very first Crypto News Roundup for December of 2017. These episodes provide long-form commentary and context around the most important news and events for cryptocurrency investors. Joining us for this episode is Taylor Pearson, the author of The End of Jobs. Taylor recently spoke at length on social media about the lack of understanding that many people have for blockchain technology. This conversation includes some great insight into crypto hedge funds,...

Duration:00:35:45

0001 - Introducing Flippening: For Crypto Investors

12/8/2017
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Welcome to the very first episode of Flippening. This podcast is for a new class of investors who were not part of the financial services world before bitcoin, but came into the finance space because of their passion for crypto assets and distributed ledger technology. As part of the movement to recreate the world’s financial system from the ground up, these folks are starting hedge funds, creating financial products, addressing the custodianship problem, starting liquidity businesses,...

Duration:00:02:31