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59 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Free money - How a basic income in crypto can boost the local economy with Alain Brenzikofer
Alain Brenzikofer (@brenzi5) and his Encointer association have launched a new digital currency in Zürich, Switzerland. The digital currency, Leu (meaning Lion in Swiss German), wants to become an equal-opportunity money system that supports the local economy and fights inequality worldwide. The trick is that you can only use it locally. Oh, and did I mention that you can get it for free?
44 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Get Stable or DAI Tryin' with Corina from MakerDAO
GM. This is Defire (@defiremoney), the podcast that feels like relaxing in a hammock in the shades of palm trees, sipping delicious coconut water while magically getting smarter about crypto. Today on the show, we hear the story of Corina (@0xCorina). Corina is working in the growth core unit at MakerDAO, the OG DeFi lending protocol and issuer of the stablecoin DAI. After the spectacular collapse of UST and Luna, many people, myself included, have rediscovered the tried and tested DeFi OGs. MakerDAO is not the shiny new thing in the DeFi tool shed, and they also don't have the loudest voices and promoters on social media. But it has something that most other protocols don't: MakerDAO did withstand the test of times and has solidified its place as this solid building block in the DeFi world. In this conversation with Corina, we talk about MakerDAO and how it works. We talk about the newfound popularity of the stablecoin DAI and how the governance process works. I also asked Corina more mundane questions: How it is to work for a DAO? Wow do you get hired? and how do you get paid? Ultimately, we also talk about why women are still underrepresented in crypto, and Corina highlights some fantastic initiatives that successfully bring more diversity to crypto.
55 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Snowballing your Crypto to Financial Freedom with Jason Hitchcock
In this episode of defire (@defiremoney): The story of Jason Hitchcock (@jasonhitchcock). Jason is the founder and General Partner of Four Moons, a hedge fund actively investing in DeFi. Before moving to crypto, Jason spent over a decade at early-stage startups, helping companies get the first 1000 users. One startup, Bebo, a live streaming app, got acquired by Twitch. Even though Jason is managing a sizeable Defi fund, he remains incredibly relatable. He is a gifted storyteller. In this episode, he takes from his startup days to being acquired by Twitch. He decided to go all-in on crypto during the pandemic and made it big, but he also lost half a million to hackers. This is a fast-paced and exciting conversation. Jason doesn’t hold back on details and specifics. He reveals the astonishing amount of money he made just by farming airdrops and shares his thoughts and tips on what he thinks is most important for people trying to make it in DeFi. For instance, launching a chat group with your friends who have the same financial goals. We recorded our conversation before the Terra Luna debacle. For updates on Jason and Four Moon Capital follow his Twitter account (@jasonhitchcock)
57 minutes | May 26, 2022
More Money More Problems with Ryan Zurrer
Today on the show, I (@defiremoney) am going to visit a VC with a pleasing baritone voice. Ryan Zurrer (@kukulabanze) is the founder of Dialectic (@Dialectic_CH). Ryan somehow managed to reliably be early to almost everything. From crypto, renewables, NFTs and now even psychedelics. In this conversation, we talk about his journey from trading dot com stocks as a teenager to how he became CEO of a big energy company in Brazil when he was only 25 years old. Ryan also shares the stories of the early days of Polychain Capital (@polychaincap) and how two guys with a laptop started one of the most successful VC funds out of an apartment in San Francisco. But that's not all; we also talk about NFTs and Art. Ryan recently gained notoriety in the art world when he bought Human One, a digital artwork slash sculpture by the artist Beeple for 29 million dollars. Ryan relives the moment of the auction, explains his strategy and tells us what makes this sculpture of an astronaut strolling through a dystopian landscape so unique.
61 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Unfucking the planet with Rez
This episode, REZ (@0xRez) takes us into the world of carbon credits on the blockchain. He explains how the carbon credit market functions and how buying such credits funds climate projects in real life. This episode is an excellent introduction to Regenerative Finance (ReFi) - a new crypto movement that uses the powerful market mechanics of DeFi to combat climate change. About Defire defire is a podcast making crypto more fun, engaging and accessible for everyone. Jonas (@defiremoney) is interviewing the most exciting minds in the crypto-sphere and brings their stories to life.
60 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
How to hack your way into Y Combinator, building Orange DAO and starting a web3 company with Matt Voska
In this episode I talked with Orange DAO and Origami founder Matt Voska. we talked about: How Matt hacked his way into Y Combinator. Why regulations crushed his startup dream of flight-sharing. How he and his friends built Orange DAO. Why he believes 2022 to be the year of the DAOs. Why Rio de Janeiro is an ideal city for digital nomads.. Why Matt is not a tech-bro. Which gadget help for a good night's sleep.
48 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
How this Brazilian Unicorn founder launched the world’s first DeFi ETF and helped my father-in-law to buy Bitcoin with Roberta Antunes
How this Brazilian Unicorn founder launched the world’s first DeFi ETF and helped my father-in-law to buy Bitcoin with Roberta Antunes When Roberta Antunes launched a new Bitcoin ETF last year at the Brazilian stock exchange in São Paolo, she was the first woman ever to hold such an opening speech at this venue. She did this in her current role as Chief of Growth at Hashdex. This financial services company is known for launching a variety of crypto ETFs. An ETF is a fund that you can trade and buy just like a stock. Just in case you didn’t know. Institutional and retail investors in Brazil are really into their crypto and web3 ETFs. Over 250’000 investors have bought Hash11, their flagship product representing a basket of crypto and web3 tokens, ranging from Bitcoin, Ethereum to Sandbox and UniSwap. It is the second most popular ETF in Brazil. Only the Brazilian equivalent of the S&P 500 is more popular. In her former life, Roberta co-founded Hotel Urbano. She grew the online travel agency from a scrappy team of four friends into a Unicorn with over 600 employees. In this episode, we talk about her first steps as an entrepreneur, Rio de Janeiro, and of course, the future of crypto. About defire defire is a podcast making crypto more fun, engaging and accessible for everyone. Jonas (@defiremoney) is interviewing the most exciting minds in the crypto-sphere and brings their stories to life. Subscribe And Get Exclusive Content That I Only Share With Email Subscribers
46 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Going full-time Crypto to find the next 100x with Archon
Today on the show, we will hear the story of Archon (@Archon_0x). You might know Archon from Crypto Twitter, Discord and his work with Venture DAOS, Qi Capital (@Qi_Capital) and 0X Ventures (@0x_Ventures). Archon and his fellow DAO members are always looking to find and fund the next Thorchain, Luna or Olympus DAO but also do not shy back from getting their hands dirty and helping new projects with their services.
57 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Exploring the rapidly expanding Terra Luna Ecosystem with Danku_R
Four months ago, @Danku_R launched a YouTube channel. Today, over 11,000 crypto fans have already subscribed to his channel. In his YouTube videos, Danku explains the latest DeFi protocols. He focuses mainly but not exclusively on the Terra Luna ecosystem. In this episode, we talk about his crypto journey, the opportunities of web 3 and NFTs for content creators. We philosophize about money. And, of course, we talk about Terra Luna. Please enjoy my conversation with Danku_R, who will be guiding us today through the quickly expanding Lunaverse.
69 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
How to handle FOMO and tame your Inner Degen, Kevin Rose and Shiba Inu with Feyyaz Alingan
Today on the show, I got to interview a local crypto powerhouse, Feyyaz Alingan or @FreshFey, as he is known on Twitter, is the driving force and founder of Blue Alpine Research, a german speaking crypto community and research and education company. However, you may have heard his voice elsewhere before. Feyyaz is a regular guest on Kevin Rose's Modern Finance podcast. Probably one of the biggest crypto podcasts and one of my favorite. Feyyaz is a frequent guest and contributor, so when I found out that we live in the same city, I had to get in touch with him and ask him how he did it. In our wide-ranging conversation we talk about how he started investing in crypto, where we are in this cycle, and whether or not you should invest in Shiba Inu.
43 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
The DAO Hack - A $55 million heist that split Ethereum in two with AVSA
The DAO was one of the first and most ambitious projects launched on Ethereum. Imagine a fully decentralized fund where tokenholders could invest in exciting new ventures together. It was supposed to be an unhackable pile of money. $250 million worth of Ether, about 16% of the available Ether supply was locked in the DAO. It was the biggest crowdfunding event in history. Then the DAO was hacked. Suddenly every single cent and even the survival of Ethereum was at risk.
84 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
How to make 7-figures trading NFTs with Roy alias Zeneca
Today on the show, we hear the story of Roy alias Zeneca 33. That's how he is more widely known on crypto Twitter. Roy recently turned full-time NFT trader/investor. Before that, he was a professional poker player for 15 years. Roy had so many fascinating stories about NFTs, poker playing, how to stay mentally healthy, and industry insights to share that this episode is a bit longer than usual. Please enjoy my conversation about NFTs, investing, and more with Roy alias Zeneca 33.
60 minutes | May 20, 2021
Crypto Prices falling - Is this the Start of the Bear Market? A late night call with Christian Spahr
Yesterday a historic price correction throughout all cryptocurrencies occurred. Is this the beginning of a new crypto winter? I called up Christian Spahr ( Also on Episode 1), he is running a crypto trading bot, and asked him to share his perspective.
48 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Terra (Luna) - Making DeFi accessible for everyone with Do Kwon
Bringing the promise of blockchain technology to millions and millions of people is the goal and mission of today's guest. Do Kwon is the Co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, the company behind the Terra Blockchain. Do and his team have built a flourishing ecosystem on top of Terra. Each of the applications is designed to solve one of the common financial problems of everyday users: Chai Pay is for Payments, Mirror makes it easy to invest in stocks and equities, and Anchor offers a fixed interest savings account.
58 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Making millions selling JPEGs - NFTs and what’s behind the Crypto Art hype with SuperRare Co-founder Jonathan Perkins
defire is a podcast making crypto more fun, engaging and accessible for everyone. Jonas (@defiremoney) is interviewing the most exciting minds in the crypto-sphere and brings their stories to life. Subscribe for more infos, behind the scenes Sign-up to the Unforkable mailing list, where I share all the cool stuff I find during research at unforkable.cc Sponsor Cryptovalley.jobs is a job board where engineers, designers, analysts, traders, and community builders can find exciting crypto jobs. Visit cryptovalley.jobs and sign up to the email list to get informed when new jobs are posted on the platform. About Jonathan Perkins Jonathan Perkins (@superrareperks) is the co-founder of SuperRare, a social, digital art platform for crypto art and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Jonathan is a musician, programmer, entrepreneur, and digital art collector. In this episode we deep dive into the world of digital art or crypto art. What are NFTs and how can something widely available online still be valuable? How did the crypto art market seemingly blow up over night? Why should you care? We talk about the beginnings of SuperRare and how difficult it was to convince people to take digital art seriously. We deep dive into the NFT boom. From digital art to collectibles to things in between, like CryptoPunks. Finally, we also look behind the scenes trying to figure out who are the people buying all these tokens? Digital Artworks featured in the the show: Click to transmute by pak (also on the podcast cover art) Rainbow Sunset by trippyogi Rebirth of Venus by lilmiquela Find out more about SuperRare at SuperRare.co Beats by Yung Kartz
35 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
The current Bull Market, DeFi, and Governance Tokens with Raffael Huber, Head of Research at Bitcoin Suisse
As the head of research at Bitcoin Suisse, Raffael Huber's job is to stay on top of the latest development when it comes to crypto. In this episode, we discuss the drivers of the current bull market and deep dive into the DeFi hype. Raffael shares how to evaluate interesting crypto projects, the monetary premium of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and why in the end, it all boils down to trust.
60 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Mad invest - The business of making movies with Valentin Greutert
How a bunch of filmmakers flip the script on how movies are financed, produced and distributed. There's the blockchain involved, at least kind of ... and Heidi.
46 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
The Genesis Story of Ethereum with Camila Russo
How a 19-year-old genius and a ragtag group of hackers invented the new internet of money. Camila Russo, entrepreneur, journalist, and author, is our field guide through the Ethereum Genesis Story.
36 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
How to raise 53 Million during the ICO Craze - Cyrus Fazel founder of SwissBorg
Can you Imagine getting phone calls from strangers, begging, and threatening you to invest money in your startup? Cyrus Fazel (@Cyrus_Fazel) has experienced exactly that when he was raising money through an initial coin offering (ICO) at the end of 2017. In this episode, we dive deep into the origin story of his startup SwissBorg. Cyrus shares his best-kept secrets as we relive the ups and downs before, during, and after the ICO. This episode is packed with useful information anecdotes and funny bits and pieces for everyone who is interested in crypto. SwissBorg is alive and kicking and recently launched its Wealth App. Check it out at swissborg.com *** If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes. It takes less than 50 seconds, and it really makes a difference and helps me to convince hard-to-get guests. Sign up for the Unforkable email list at defire.money Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please get in touch at defire.money Follow me on social media Twitter: twitter.com/unforkablepod Instagram: instagram.com/unforkablepod/
36 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
The case for Tezos with Adrian Brink
The Case for Tezos with Adrian Brink ‘My baker just sent me some XTZ’ Do you know what this means? If not, then this episode is for you! Adrian Brink (@adrian_brink) is the Co-founder of Cryptium Labs. He and his team of engineers and researchers are running one of the biggest staking services for the Tezos network directly out of the Swiss alps. In this conversation, we dive deep into the Tezos blockchain. We discuss how Tezos Proof-of-Stake (PoS) mechanism works. Why governance is important and what XTZ, the native cryptocurrency of Tezos, one day could be useful for. We also learn why Tezos is called the self-amending blockchain and what formal verification is all about. *** If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference and helps me convince more guests to come on the podcast. For show notes and past guests, please visit defire.money Sign up for the Unforkable email mailing list at defire.money Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please get in touch at unforkable.cc Follow Unforkable: Twitter: twitter.com/unforkablepod Instagram: instagram.com/unforkablepod/
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