Bitcoin out of the Box is the cryptocurrency podcast that reveals what's really happening behind the scenes. Covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, other top cryptocurrencies and the hottest trends such as decentralised finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), we bridge the knowledge gap between institutional investors and the average retail investor.
Most cryptocurrencies are idling on centralised exchanges (CEXs) and not generating returns for their holders. XFai is solving this problem with its unique decentralised finance (DeFi) platform by creating optimized liquidity and trading in decentralized exchanges (DEXs). The result of this is that trading your portfolio on DEXs such as Uniswap could be comparable, if not more efficient than on a CEX, all whilst reducing price slippage and solving gas fees for millions of traders.
We interview Taulant Ramabaja, Chief Scientist of XFai, to explore how their platform works and how they will help your cryptocurrencies work harder to get more returns.
Ethereum is currently the preferred blockchain development platform, but it has significant limitations. For instance, the network can get very clogged, and when this happens gas fees for transactions are very expensive. This prevents Ethereum from scaling i.e. being able to handle more projects building and running effectively on their network.
Polygon Finance (formerly Matic) may have finally found a solution with their protocol and framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks. We sat down with Polygon's COO Sandeep Nailwal for a deep-dive into the technology behind their revolutionary solution.
Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin-related hacks resulted in losses of over US$3.5 billion in 2020 alone.
With the popularity of decentralised finance (DeFi), it is common for billions of dollars to be locked into the project’s smart contracts in a matter of days. This makes them prime targets for hackers. Worse still, some projects “rug pull” their own investors and take off with their funds.
This makes cybersecurity and smart contract auditing necessary for the continued survival of this space- and companies such as Hacken ($HAI) and HAPI hugely undervalued. We sat down with Dyma Budorin, to learn how they keep DeFi safe and how you can avoid losing your funds in hacks.
BONUS: Stay tuned until the end to learn more about upcoming REWARDS for Hacken fans!
Jeff Kirdeikis is the Founder of TrustSwap ($SWAP), Cryptocurrency/ Bitcoin advocate and Bali buddy. We sit down for a discussion on the cryptocurrency market trends, what we can expect from TrustSwap in the near future, and is the NFT craze just a bubble?
Ethbox (https://www.ethbox.org) solving the biggest problem facing cryptocurrency users - wrong transactions. Send funds to an incorrect address and your cryptocurrency and Bitcoin are gone forever. With the support of DuckDAO, Ethbox has come up with a unique solution to this problem- by using a smart contract-based digital escrow service. But aside from protecting users against mistaken transactions, Ethbox also provides a revolutionary new privacy feature, so that both the sender and recipient can be made anonymous. This means that funds can be discreetly sent without outsiders checking blockchain addresses and tracing their whereabouts. We interviewed Lukas Prashner, Lukas Schiefer, and Paul Simode, Co-founders of Ethbox to learn more about Ethbox and some exciting happenings that we can expect coming soon.
Infinite Fleet is a multiplayer online (MMO) space strategy game created by Pixelmatic. Players can customize their own spaceships, securing territory and joining forces to defend against aliens' threats. This game combining with blockchain technology to offer equity and profit-sharing rights, allowing players to invest with its security token ($EXO) and earn utility tokens ($INF) while playing the game. In this episode, we speak to the CEO & COO of Pixelmatic, Samson Mow, and Chris Wood on why and how they combine gaming with crypto assets.
LABS Group (LABS) is the world's first end-to-end blockchain-powered real estate ecosystem. The project aims to democratize real estate investment through the digitization of assets and crowdfunding. In this episode, we will speak to Mahesh Harilela, Chairman of LABS Group and CEO of M. Harilela Global Investments Ltd., and Asia CBD Pte, about how LABS group is going to disrupt the real estate market by fractionalizing real estate investments and the progression of this project.
E-Money ($NGM) is a blockchain-based payment platform that aims to make peer-to-peer payments and money transfers cheaper and more accessible digitally. In this episode, we will talk to Henrik Aasted Sørensen, CTO of E-Money, about what is e-money and the regulations behind it.
Poolz.finance ($POOLZ) aims to bridge cryptocurrency projects and early investors. It is a decentralized swapping protocol for cross-chain token pools and auctions. We speak to Guy Oren, CEO & Co-founder of Poolz.Finance.
Learn more about Poolz: https://boxmining.com/poolz-finance/
In this episode, we are tossing a coin the Geralt of CyberFi. Geralt is the CEO of CyberFi a platform for automation in decentralized finance. It's exactly what it sounds like - automated trading, ethereum interactions such as unstaking, and more. This is one of the key possibilities brought about by the era of smart programmable money. The biggest issue is making these operations easier and more usable by the average person.
Get the latest insider dig on the happenings of the crypto world with Sam Bankman-Fried (FTX, Alameda, Serum). Sam is at the center of the Defi revolution, exchange space, and crypto trading. With the recent launch of Securities trading on FTX - we find out what's Sam's big play behind this move. We dig deep on his insights and 5000 IQ plays in this space.
Jack has been working in the highly profitable algorithm trading scene - Kronos research. The algorithms look at trade data and classify trades into various models and categories - such as institutional traders, day traders, and retail traders. They then make use of this data to make money from that market using high-frequency trading bots. We explore the world of high-frequency trading with Jack and talk about his latest endeavor - Wootrade. Wootrade is a liquidity providing platform that offers free trades to retail customers, whilst passing on the fees to market makers and bots.
Privacy is the next big leap for blockchain technology as can be used to allow anonymous data sharing, exchanges without front running, and real fungibility of tokens. We speak to Prof. Dawn Song about the need for privacy-preserving smart contracts and how this is implemented on Oasis.
Injective protocol has created a fully decentralized decentralized exchanged on top of their own custom blockchain that features gasless transactions. We speak to Eric Chen about how decentralized derivatives trading works and how Injective Protocol is built. This comes at a important time, as we see centralized exchanges such as BitMEX faltering and revealing that weaknesses CEX.
Are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) the NEXT BIG Application of Blockchain Technology? Recently NFT hype has reached an astounding level - with potential applications into Video Games (Crypto Kitties, REVV, SAND), Digital Art, and even Intellectual Property management. We debate with Yat Siu, co-founder of Animoca over the use cases of NFTs - looking at the promises and pitfalls in the space.
RAMP DEFI is a project I'm very excited about - they allow the unlocking of value on different blockchains. This means cryptocurrency stakers and node holders to continue staking AND generate even more passive income by creating a cross-blockchain stable coin. RAMP is working natively with different blockchains to a safe method for assets to be collateralized into liquid stable coins. These coins can then be moved to other chains such as Ethereum.
In this episode, we interview Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX and Project Serum. Starting off we talk about the current state of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) with concern over "Hot Air" - potentially overhyped projects that deliver no value. We then take a deep dive at Sam's latest project in DeFi - Project Serum which is built on the Solana Blockchain.
CZ needs little introduction - he's the CEO of Binance exchange, the biggest crypto exchange in the world. We're having a live discussion with CZ about the recent development in the cryptocurrency space, including the rise of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Binance Open platform, Binance Futures, and fiat gateways.
Are we really entering a BULL RUN - interview with CoinGecko COO Bobby Ong (https://www.coingecko.com/). In the interview we will be discussing: DeFi Wave – Is Coingecko going big on DeFi? How do coins get listed in Coingecko Cleaning up fake volumes on exchanges – How do we identify fake volumes in the exchange space? Coingecko research – what are they finding with recent trading trends?
Jeff's is leading the battle against Centralized Exchanges with the creation of Trustswap - a payment platform for different cryptocurrencies that offer multi-currency swaps, escrow payments, and crypto subscription payments. Jeff's passion stems from the lack of a good trustless system to perform timed payments - a role that Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is perfectly suited to perform. This has to lead to even more ambitious goals to produce a payment platform trades multiple currencies in a trustless manner.
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is taking off right now: decentralized exchanges being built, automated market making and lending platforms are creating a new generation of banking. DeFi directly cuts out the middlemen - the big banks that make trillions of dollars doing next to nothing. That being said, we need to look beyond the hype to find out which projects will make a difference to the world in the decades to come. In this episode, we have interviews with the two co-founders of PlutusDeFi - Ali Hararwala and Arnie Hill. They share their unique viewpoints about the current trends in DeFi and some of the pitfalls out there. We also find out about open decentralized banking and how we can include the billions of unbanked into our new financial system.
One of the biggest misconceptions in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum is that privacy is built-in by default. Unfortunately, this is not the case: once your cryptocurrency address is revealed, all transactions on that account can be tracked by anyone in the world. This is why privacy is important - as users are entitled to keep their income, spending, and transactional information private. This is possible with privacy based cryptocurrencies - however, there has been a lot of confusion in which privacy solution is the best. We talk to Project Steward of Zcoin, Reuben Yap about the privacy coin space how the technologies differentiate from each other.
Elrond has been a huge community choice for blockchains to talk about. The network uses adaptive state sharding that enables it to drastically scale and reduce the cost of transactions & interactions with smart contracts. On to of this they provide a 36% annual staking rewards. We interview Co-founder and CEO Beniamin Mincu about Elrond and what's in store for us at the main net launch.
Shash Gupta is a co-founder of Altcoinbuzz, a YouTube channel and media website with over 200,000 followers. He's been investing in this space since 2016 and finding amazing success - even during the bear market. We discuss strategies, philosophies, and also failures with Shash.
With the #Bitcoin Halving coming soon, we talk to Head Trader Charles Yang at Genesis Block in Hong Kong. Charles lays down his insights as to what's happening with Bitcoin Traders, especially with regards to momentum traders. We also explore the potential effects of the Halving on the Bitcoin Mining Scene. Finally, we talk about China's National Digital Currency - DCEP along with Ethereum 2.0.
Why does Bitcoin always “pump” in short periods of time? Can we benefit on this type of price action. Are OTC Bitcoin trading volume flows responsible for this type of price action and how do we learn about Over-the-Counter trading.
Fear of exchange raids in China take Bitcoin down to $7000. We look at the (false) rumours of police raids on Binance and Bithumb & the new announcement from the People's Bank of China (PBoC). Algorand announced major updates to their platform leading to Layer-1 issuance of tokens & atomic swaps.