Ep. #48: Growing the Crypto Ecosystem with Ella Zhang (Binance Labs)
Decrypt Asia - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
We managed to catch the very busy Ella Zhang, Head of Binance Labs, on the sidelines of a conference in Singapore to get all the scoop about Binance Labs, what her team has been up to and what they plan to achieve going forward. Tune in to hear about: Ella’s very interesting background and how she came to be a part of Binance Labs Mandate of Binance Labs Three key pillars – incubation, fellowship and direct investment Fellowship – https://medium.com/binance-labs/introducing-the-binance-labs-fellowship-270521d2e99d How does the incubation program work? Season 1 of Binance Labs incubation: http ..read more
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Ep. #47: Layer 2 Scaling with Jack O’Holleran (CEO Skale Labs)
Decrypt Asia | Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
Following our discussion with Matic Network, we speak to the CEO of Skale Labs which is also trying to build a layer 2 solution to solve the problem of Ethereum Scalability. Tune in to hear about: Evolution of enterprise software – on-premises > cloud > open-source Importance of community for open-source software Implications of AWS going down and how Blockchain technology plays in ensuring 100% uptime Ethereum Scalability Why Skale Labs chose to go down the side-chain path What is a network of side chains and what are elastic side chains? Consensus mechanism for each of the network of s ..read more
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Ep. #23: Android AppStore adopting Cryptocurrency with Tiago Alves (VP APAC AppCoins)
Decrypt Asia - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
AppCoins (https://appcoins.io/) is a blockchain-based open-source protocol for the App Economy supported by the Aptoide App Store (http://www.aptoide.com/). It proposes to move to the blockchain three of the most critical flows of App stores: (i)advertising, (ii) in-app purchases and (iii) developer’s reputation. Our guest for this show is Tiago Alves, the VP Asia Pacific of AppCoins. Tiago has held several roles in the Telecommunications industry mainly in Portugal before taking up a role as Aptoide’s/AppCoins’ VP of APAC. Tune in to hear about: Tiago’s background and intro What is Aptoide ..read more
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Ep. #20: Fintech/Blockchain Hub with Joe Seunghyun Cho (Founding CEO Lattice 80)
Decrypt Asia | Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
Our guest for this episode is Joe Seunghyun Cho. Joe has been a hedge fund manager and has run an asset management company before founding Lattice 80, one of the world’s largest fintech and blockchain hubs in Singapore. Joe has been a mentor to several young companies and regularly coordinates with the government and larger corporations to support the startup ecosystem. Tune in to this episode to find out about: Joe’s background How Lattice 80, the world’s biggest fintech/blockchain hub by size, came about Government involvement in building out the startup ecosystem and getting all stakeholder ..read more
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Ep. #17: Cryptocurrency Aggregator with Sharan Nair (SVP Marketing & BD CoinSwitch)
Decrypt Asia | Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
CoinSwitch is a Sequoia backed cryptocurrency aggregator. A cryptocurrency aggregator allows users to buy and sell multiple cryptocurrencies across various exchanges without creating multiple accounts while getting to choose the best prices across exchanges. Sharan is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at CoinSwitch. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Unocoin, one of India’s largest fiat to crypto exchanges. Tune in to hear about: Sharan’s background, his work with Unocoin  (a fiat to crypto exchange in India ..read more
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Ep. #14: Crypto Twitter, Bitcoin and Proof of Stake Nodes with Meher Roy Pt. 1/2 (Host of Epicenter and Co-founder Chorus One)
Decrypt Asia | Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
Meher is a fellow podcaster and host of Epicenter, one of the most well respected Blockchain podcasts in the industry with guests such as Vitalik Buterin, Adam Back, Gavin Andresen, Ralph Merkle regularly featuring on his show. He has also recently started a new company called Chorus One where his company is building validator nodes for Proof of Stake Blockchain networks such as Cosmos. Meher is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology or IIT and worked in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry prior to making a switch to the Blockchain world. Tune in to hear about: Crypto Twitter ..read more
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Ep. #39: Zilliqa – The Sharded Blockchain with Xinshu Dong (CEO Zilliqa)
Decrypt Asia - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
In this week’s episode, we speak to Xinshu Dong, the CEO of much talked about Blockchain protocol Zilliqa. Tune in to hear about: • Xinshu’s background, how Zilliqa came about and the backstory behind how the name came about • What sharding is and why this method was chosen to solve the problem of scalability • How Zilliqa stands relative to its competitors such as Ethereal, Dfinity and Algorand • Zilliqa’s network design and sample transaction • Discussions around the recent main net launch including performance, who is building on Zilliqa and how to port over to Zilliqa • General outloo ..read more
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Ep. #11: Authenticity of Products on Blockchain with Andrew Rasheed (CEO Devery)
Decrypt Asia | Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
Devery is an Australian company that has leveraged the Blockchain to create a product verification tool. It helps to ensure that the authenticity of products is maintained which allows e-commerce players as well as other businesses to ensure that their supply chain is secure. Devery recently concluded a successful ICO reaching their hard cap in 17 seconds after the lifting of the contribution caps. Our guest for today’s show is Andrew Rasheed, Founder and CEO of Devery. Before founding Devery, Andrew was heavily involved in the e-commerce space. He was the founder of several e-commerce stores ..read more
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Ep. #37: Using derivatives to take crypto mainstream with Darius and Joshua (QCP Capital)
Decrypt Asia - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
In this episode, we speak to the co-founders of QCP Capital – Darius Sit and Joshua Ho. QCP Capital has quickly established itself as a leading prop trading shop and a go-to OTC agent for many in the Southeast Asian region and beyond. Tune in to hear about: Their varied backgrounds, how they got into crypto and how QCP capital came about (hint: it involves a lot of flying around the world to do arbitrage) What is QCP Capital’s business and offering Get a peek into some of the strategies that the smarter money is deploying (great for retail investors) The huge uptick in OTC trades in 2018 despi ..read more
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Ep. #08: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations with Josh Zemel (DAOstack)
Decrypt Asia - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Podcast
by Tushar Aggarwal - Founder of Decrypt Asia and Blockchain investor
4y ago
In this episode, we speak to Josh Zemel from DAOstack. DAOstack is looking to be the tech behind Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) – think of a company without a management team or directors where multiple stakeholders can collaborate, take decisions, allocate capital and bring projects to fruition. Tune in to hear about: A philosophical take on Blockchain and DAOs – how it can lead to greater coherence in organisations What is a DAO Immensity of the governance problem and how DAOstack is addressing it Holographic consensus mechanism and how the DAOstack governance mechanism works ..read more
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