Released July 15th, 2022
Eric Golden - Quarterly Market Recap Q2 2022
Eric Golden is an investor and the host of Web3 Breakdowns. We cover the major the major events in a volatile quarter, discuss the impact of leverage in the system, and the benefits of there being no governmental intervention in this ecosystem.
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Commissioner Hester Peirce - A Regulator’s View of Crypto
Hester Peirce is an SEC Commissioner. We cover her moniker of "Crypto Mom", how best to regulate crypto, and what she's most excited about in this space.
Dan Matuszewski - Hot Ball of Money
Dan Matuszewski is a co-founder of CMS Holdings. We cover how crypto markets have evolved over the past few years, the mechanics of stablecoins, and why he is so attracted to this space as a trader.
Matt Ballensweig - How Crypto Offers 10% Yields
Matt Ballensweig is the co-head of Trading and Lending at Genesis. We cover how investors are able to generate double-digit yields, how traditional prime brokerage works, and the unique set of challenges of building similar infrastructure in crypto.
Alex Danco - Tokengated Commerce
Alex Danco works on systems and crypto at Shopify. We cover why Shopify is investing in tokengated commerce, why this concept hasn’t been more widely adopted, and the differences between someone's identity and a token holder.
Kenneth Stanley - Greatness Without Goals
Ken Stanley is a Professor in Computer Science. We cover the reasons greatness cannot be planned, the importance of the individual in a web of disruption, and how to best allocate resources to foster innovation.
Aswath Damodaran - Making Sense of the Market
Aswath Damodaran is a Professor of Finance. We cover why inflation is such a dominant force in today's market, the importance of narrative when valuing companies, and his contrarian thoughts on the future of ESG.
The Potential DeFi Collapse, Bull & Bear Markets with Ari Paul
Ari Paul explains crypto market cycles, the gap between DeFi and traditional banking, and why you should avoid a crypto index fund or ETF.
Stablecoins: designing a price-stable cryptocurrency
An introduction to the different types of stablecoins, why they are desirable, and the traditional finance concepts underpinning them.
How CMS Thinks of Risk
CMS explains how it shifts between liquid and illiquid investments - all on a single book.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The real story behind the build-up of the housing bubble in the US in the 2000s.
The Quants
Details the rise of quantitative investing strategies, culminating in the meltdown experienced during the "quant crisis" of 2007.