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Encrypted is a dedicated podcast to all things blockchain, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. Hosted by Ahmed Al-Balaghi, Aniket Jindal and Faisal Al-Hawi, they will break down the latest developments, events and trends in this rapidly evolving and exciting space. Involving a range of superb guests of likeminded innovators, practitioners and implementers in the space, they will take a closer look on the evolution of how blockchain is being implemented in a variety of fields. Being the first blockchain podcast in the Middle East, there will be a special focus on Emerging Market developments that will involve a range of special interviews and educational content. Whether you've bought bitcoin in 2009 or you've just started looking into this space, then this podcast is just for you.

Encrypted is a dedicated podcast to all things blockchain, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. Hosted by Ahmed Al-Balaghi, Aniket Jindal and Faisal Al-Hawi, they will break down the latest developments, events and trends in this rapidly evolving and exciting space. Involving a range of superb guests of likeminded innovators, practitioners and implementers in the space, they will take a closer look on the evolution of how blockchain is being implemented in a variety of fields. Being the first blockchain podcast in the Middle East, there will be a special focus on Emerging Market developments that will involve a range of special interviews and educational content. Whether you've bought bitcoin in 2009 or you've just started looking into this space, then this podcast is just for you.
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Location:

United Arab Emirates

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Encrypted is a dedicated podcast to all things blockchain, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. Hosted by Ahmed Al-Balaghi, Aniket Jindal and Faisal Al-Hawi, they will break down the latest developments, events and trends in this rapidly evolving and exciting space. Involving a range of superb guests of likeminded innovators, practitioners and implementers in the space, they will take a closer look on the evolution of how blockchain is being implemented in a variety of fields. Being the first blockchain podcast in the Middle East, there will be a special focus on Emerging Market developments that will involve a range of special interviews and educational content. Whether you've bought bitcoin in 2009 or you've just started looking into this space, then this podcast is just for you.

Twitter:

@encrypt_d

Language:

English

Contact:

00971582062717


Episodes

#Ep. 10: Institutionalising Crypto and a Fintech Special!

9/18/2018
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Ahmed has an exciting line up on this episode of Encrypted. First up, Ahmed interviews the CEO of the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Richard Teng. They talk about the 3-year-old financial free trade zone, Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM), and how it differs itself as a financial and fintech hub for the region. Richard explains the regulatory sandbox that was recently implemented at the ADGM, also known as the RegLab, and how it aims to facilitate innovation through providing a...

Duration:02:07:36

#Ep. 09: Crypto Bloodbath and a DTEC Tour!

9/11/2018
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Faisal sits down with Hans Christensen, VP of Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre, to talk all things blockchain and crypto. Hans first introduces the pillars and model of DTEC and then explains how it aims to support the startup ecosystem when it comes to blockchain based projects. He also shares insights on a couple of blockchain use cases and projects that are undergoing and how Dtec aims to utilize this technology. Then, Faisal and Hans discuss the news related to Coinbase discussing an...

Duration:00:15:18

#Ep. 08: When VCs go eye to eye with Blockchain!

9/4/2018
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Ahmed and Faisal sit down with Fares Ghandour, Partner at Wamda Capital which is a VC based in Dubai, to discuss the latest news, trends and the really interesting debates that circulate in the blockchain space. Fares first introduces Wamda Capital and shares the investments they have made in the blockchain space as well as thoughts about regulation in the region and how regulation is being shaped by the blockchain start-ups they are investing in. The three then start of the discussion on...

Duration:00:50:26

#Ep. 07: How are new moves from China and the U.S. shaping the crypto industry?

8/28/2018
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Ahmed and Faisal sit down to discuss China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency activities as Wechat, China's biggest social media platform, clamps down on major crypto accounts along with other series of related events. Next, the hosts discuss the US SEC’s rejection decision on 9 ETF proposal and the rebound on that decision along with its effects on the crypto market. All of the above and more will be on this week’s episode of Encrypted! If you liked what you heard, please do leave us a review on...

Duration:00:59:25

#Ep. 06: Encrypted Interviews: How are Dubai Economy using blockchain technology? A Discussion with Mohammed Shael

8/24/2018
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In this episode of Encrypted Interviews, Ahmed sits down with the CEO of Strategic Affairs of the Department of Economic Development of Dubai. They discuss: • How the Department’s current processes are inefficient • How blockchain will help eliminate inefficiencies and why they need a blockchain • Their successful pilot test with one free trade zone in Dubai Mohammed delves into their Department’s blockchain journey and their approach to actually solve problems currently faced by investors...

Duration:00:29:56

#Ep. 05: What did we learn about India's Blockchain ecosystem?

8/21/2018
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In this episode, Ahmed and Aniket sit down to discuss the Indian blockchain ecosystem as they attended the International Blockchain Congress in Hyderabad and Goa. Aniket gives a general overview of the current market state in India as he touches upon, the current challenges and the ever delaying regulation regarding crypto-assets and exchanges. Ahmed shares his experience about the conference, the interesting projects he met and also the panel he was invited to speak at along with the IT...

Duration:01:16:13

#Ep. 04: ICE be Centralising, Binance be Decentralising

8/14/2018
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In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal touch on the SEC’s delay on deciding the way forward with a bitcoin ETF and the effects of that on the crypto market. The hosts discuss the response of this decision along with the view point of some domain leaders like Vitalil Buterin. The Binance decentralised demo is covered too along with how decentralised exchanges function and how they are actually governed. This is also contrasted with the other side of the spectrum with the Intercontinental Exchange...

Duration:01:03:41

#Ep. 03: Encrypted Interviews - The development of the Dubai Blockchain Center with Dr. Marwan Al-Zarouni

8/10/2018
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Today Ahmed is joined by Dr. Marwan Al-Zarouni who gives a low down on the Dubai Blockchain Centre and generally what Dubai is up to in the blockchain space. They discuss: • His very interesting flippening moment (jargon for how someone got interested in bitcoin and blockchain) • Advice on how to the enter the industry • Different applications utilised by blockchain and the Dubai Blockchain Strategy They also delve into how the Dubai Blockchain Center is helping Dubai become a global...

Duration:01:05:40

#Ep. 02: The Concept of Money and When can I pay using Cryptos?

8/7/2018
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In this episode we bring in our first special guest Amin El Kholy; who co-created the Fintech connector chapter in Dubai. Amin has great experience in fund management and the Fintech domain and is currently diving deeper in to how blockchain could change this industry. In this episode, a couple of interesting topics are discussed: - Cryptocurrency becoming mainstream - The concept of decentralization - ICO failures and the next step - UAE SCA recognizing crypto as securities Ahmed starts off...

Duration:01:42:16

#Ep. 01: Decrypting Encrypted and a Bitcoin 10 year anniversary special!

7/31/2018
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Ahmed and Aniket sit down to introduce the motivations behind the Encrypted podcast and discuss all things bitcoin on the back of its fast approaching 10-year anniversary! If you are new to the space, they will help you to unwrap what bitcoin actually is by discussing the following: • Why bitcoin exists and how it emerged • 2 analogies to help you understand how bitcoin works • Clearing misconceptions – Is bitcoin only used by criminals? Does bitcoin = blockchain? How many times has bitcoin...

Duration:00:40:48