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Easy investing in the next-generation crypto: DeFi, NFTs & Metaverse
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Andrew Kiguel, CEO of Tokens.com, a publicly-listed company seeking investment opportunities in crypto, DeFi and metaverse.
36:06
January 24, 2022
FinancialFox | Investing in cryptoart and NFTs | VESA
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with NFT artist VESA. They discuss the opportunity for artists in the crypto world, how to assess a piece of digital art and new expressions of art in the digital world.
40:18
January 18, 2022
FinancialFox | Monetising fashion in the metaverse | DRAUP
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Dani Loftus, founder of DRAUP about fashion innovation, digital trends in fashion, the intersection between fashion and metaverse and how to invest in digital fashion.
31:45
January 18, 2022
FinancialFox | Multichain operability: DeFi powered by Cardano and Avalanche
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Christof Waton, founder of ADA Finance, a DeFi project built on Cardano and Avalanche blockchain. They discuss financial inclusion, multichain operability and ADA community. #FinancialFox #Cryptocurrency #DigitalAssets #Blockchain #Cardano
24:44
January 12, 2022
FinancialFox | Innovation in Finance | Equities vs. Digital Assets
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with former JP Morgan, now CEO of digital assets exchange Bitpanda Joshua Barraclough.  They discuss how traditional finance institutions are embracing crypto, the benefit of investing in digital assets and innovation strategies in the European scene. Joshua believes that in the next few years we will see an acceleration of traditional players and regulators in crypto as the market grows and matures.
27:09
December 29, 2021
#FinancialFox | Regulating the new finance: Stablecoins, CBDCs and digital assets | ConsenSys
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Charles Dhaussy, Managing Director Asia-Pacific region at ConseSys. Ahead of the important hearings on crypto regulation in the US, they discuss the role of stablecoins, CBDCs and if regulation can be beneficial or damaging for crypto.
28:06
December 20, 2021
#FinancialFox | Using AI to optimise trading crypto in DeFi | SingularityDAO
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Marcello Mari, CEO of SingularityDAO, an ecosystem of companies in different innovative industries. SingularityDAO leverages the sophistication of AI to develop tools for trading cryptocurrencies in DeFi platforms.
21:36
December 20, 2021
#FinancialFox NFTs and DeFi together in gaming
Do you remember tamagotchi? In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Jesse Johnson, founder and COO of Aavegotchi, a Tamagotchi inspired digital pets game that combines NFTs, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and the Metaverse.  Aavegotchi is a platform for DeFi-focused non-fungible token (NFT) running on the Aave protocol, allowing game avatars to be used as DeFi collateral to earn staking rewards.   They discuss how users can purchase in the Gotchiverse, the Aavegotchi bazaar, interoperability between chains and news about the Metaverse. Visit https://umbria.network/Read about Narni interoperability bridge https://umbrianetwork.medium.com/ Follow Steffy: https://twitter.com/stefixy   Follow Aavegotchi: https://twitter.com/aavegotchi Website: https://www.cassiopeia.agency Twitter - https://twitter.com/Cassiopeia_ltd​​​ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cassiopeialtd
23:12
December 03, 2021
#FinancialFox Can regulation be good for crypto? Bitpanda
What if regulation is actually beneficial for the crypto market? How are regulators approaching crypto and innovative finance? In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Matthias Bauer-Langgartner, Managing director for UK and Ireland at Bitpanda. Matthias has a background in regulation previously working at the FCA. As he jumped into the crypto world, he shared his thoughts about the value of embracing innovation.  They also discuss the role of stablecoins and CBDC and the future of traditional finance as cryptocurrencies become more mainstream.
40:06
November 18, 2021
#FinancialFox Unique Network: The next generation of NFTs
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Irina Karagyaur, head of Metaverse Growth at Unique Network. Unique Network is a scalable blockchain for composable NFTs with advanced economies and the NFT chain built for Polkadot and Kusama.  Unique Network is building a new infrastructure for composable NFTs with advanced economies, making new access to digital artists and innovators to build within the digital world. During this conversation, they discuss the next generation of NFTs, interoperability and composability, energy consumption - what is known as "clean NFTs" - and utility within the booming space of metaverse. 
28:39
November 12, 2021
#FinancialFox Revolution in Intellectual Property: Patents as NFTs
👉Subscribe to our channel - don't miss upcoming #FinancialFoxepisodes    👉REMEMBER: All content in the video is for informational purposes only and it doesn't constitute financial advice.    In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy is joined by Lavinia Meliti, Global Legal Head of Business & Legal Affairs at innovative IP platform IPwe.    IPwe, in a partnership with IBM, wants to bring innovation and transparency to the patent and licensing market helping businesses, especially SMEs, to protect and monetise intellectual properties.  Through IPwe, patents can now become valuable NFTs.   Follow Steffy: https://twitter.com/stefixy  Follow IPwe: https://twitter.com/ipwe_  👉 LET'S CONNECT:   💻 Website: https://www.cassiopeia.agency💻   🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Cassiopeia_ltd🐦   🔘 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cassiopeialtd🔘   📖 Medium  - https://cassiopeiaservicesltd.medium.com 🤳 Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/cassiopeia_ltd 🤳
27:28
November 04, 2021
#FinancialFox Why is Bitcoin the superior form of money? Nik Bathia
In this #FinancialFox podcast, Steffy is joined by Nik Bhatia, author of Layered Money: From #Gold and #Dollars to #Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies. They discuss the history of #money and the complexity of the current financial system, which Nik calls "layers of money".  For Nik, Bitcoin is on its way to becoming one of the most superior forms of money and the new world reserve currency. “When people own Bitcoin they own a commodity, with no centralisation and full autonomy over the protocol and that's why it is so powerful”, Nik also expands on why criticism against Bitcoin #energy usage must be balanced with its socio-economic benefits, especially in societies with unstable #financial systems.  Other topics of the conversation include the advantages of Bitcoin's #lightningnetwork, central #bank's digital currencies and financial institutions embracing crypto.  If you are interested in Nik's book Layered Money, you can find it here https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736110527/
49:33
October 28, 2021
#FinancialFox Making digital fashion sustainable: NFTs and energy consumption, Digiconomist
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Alex de Vries, founder of Digiconomist. They discuss the environmental costs of crypto, NFTs on proof-of-stake blockchain and digital fashion. #NFT #Blockchain #Crypto
29:33
October 25, 2021
#FinancialFox Deep dive into the legal world of creating and buying NFTs
In this #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Catherine Zhu, a technology lawyer at Foley and Lardner. They discuss the legal implications of NFTs, how regulation and taxation can reshape the market and the impact of blockchain on the legal world. #Crypto #Blockchain #NFT #Legal
55:45
October 20, 2021
#FinancialFox Making the most of your crypto investment, trading strategies with PrimeXBT
In this #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Dirk Hartig, a professional trader and educator at PrimeXBT. They discuss the best strategies for crypto trading, common mistakes to avoid and how to identify the best opportunities in this booming market.
46:39
October 19, 2021
#FinancialFox China from the inside: Crypto, technology, economic growth & media misconceptions
In this #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Kai Liang, Director Of Business Development at MEL Science. They discuss the economic growth of China, technology adoption, entrepreneurship and the crypto world in China.    "China is an umbrella term to describe different realities," says Kai Liang as he explains popular misconceptions about China and its political-economic reality.   An insightful conversation you can't miss.
01:21:02
October 15, 2021
#FinancialFox Nafty: Blockchain disruption on the adult industry & creators empowerment through NFTs
In this episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Georgi Dimitrov, CMO at Nafty, an adult content blockchain platform. They discuss opportunities in the adult content industry market, ownership of content and how to cut the middlemen in such a risky industry.
37:34
October 08, 2021
Publicly-listed company embraces digital art and NFT
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Sarah Liebel, Chief Revenue Officer at 1stDibs, an e-commerce platform focused on luxury items and interior design. 1stDibs has recently launched its own NFT marketplace and auction with a highly curated inventory.
28:36
September 30, 2021
#FinancialFox Rarible: NFTs, the evolution of art and collectibles
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Alexei Falin, CEO and co-founder of Rarible, a community-owned NFT marketplace. They discuss the NFTs hype, the process of minting NFTs and digital art/ fashion and collectibles.
49:45
September 27, 2021
Carbon footprint paradox in crypto, Digiconomist
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Alex de Vries, founder of Digiconomist. They discuss the environmental costs of crypto, PoS or PoW, NFTs and digital fashion. 
39:14
September 10, 2021
Flexa: Payment Evolution
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Tyler Spalding, CEO of Flexa, a New York-based leading digital payment platform. They discuss the evolution of payment technology, privacy & security, and how blockchain disrupted the industry.
51:38
September 06, 2021
Coinpass becomes FCA-approved crypto assets firm in the UK
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Jeff Hancock, CEO and founder of Coinpass. Coinpass has recently been recognised by FCA as a crypto asset firm in the UK. They discuss news in the crypto market, the leap from traditional finance to crypto and how regulation can help the crypto market grow.
16:05
September 06, 2021
Bitcoin: the new financial and monetary paradigm
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Giacomo Zucco, Bitcoin entrepreneur and educator. They discuss the current monetary system, how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide an alternative to the dollar and the role of financial education. 
47:16
August 13, 2021
Distributing Real-time Data: Streamr, open source platform for the data economy
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Matthew Fontana, head of ecosystem at Streamr, a decentralized platform for real‑time data. They discuss the importance of data, decentralisation and open-source platforms.  Visit https://streamr.network/ 
30:56
August 06, 2021
Are we ready to live in the metaverse?
In this #FinancialFox episode Steffy speaks with Yat Siu, chairman of Animoca Brands is a global developer leveraging popular brands, gamification, AI, blockchain, and mobile technology. They discuss life and society in the metaverse
01:03:50
August 06, 2021
#FinancialFox The multi-chain future: Scalability and interoperability, Harmony Protocol
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Li Jiang, COO of Harmony, a layer-one Ethereum scalability and cross-chain finance platform. Transactions on Harmony are completed in two seconds and are significantly cheaper. Harmony also has an NFT marketplace for digital artwork.
37:37
July 23, 2021
Unlocking the new Web: Governance and Freedom in the Web3, Miko Matsumura
In this #FinancialFox episode, Steffy speaks with Miko Matsumura, blockchain investor and start-up builder. They discuss the model of the Web3, internet & financial governance and how to tap into the innovation space. A look into the future of the web.
49:38
July 23, 2021
#FinancialFox RTFKT: The most expensive sneakers are digital
In this episode of FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Benoit Pagotto, founder of RTFKT (pronounced 'artifact'), digital sneaker studio. RTFKT uses the latest in game engines, NFT, blockchain authentication and augmented reality, combined with manufacturing expertise to create one of a kind sneakers and digital artifacts. Earlier in the year, RTFKT made headlines after selling more than $3 million in digital sneakers in just seven minutes.
51:25
July 23, 2021
Data is the new Oil: Question of data and privacy in Web3, Ocean Protocol
In this episode of the FinancialFox, Steffy talks to Bruce Pon, founder of Ocean Protocol. They discuss the value of data in the digital economy, the dilemma of access to data and privacy, and how data is managed in Web3.
41:51
July 23, 2021
#FinancialFox: DeFi innovation in the Polkadot ecosystem
In this episode of the FinancialFox, Steffy talks to Dan Reecer VP Growth of Acala and Karura Network, all-in-one DeFi hubs of Polkadot and Kusama. They discuss the Polkadot ecosystem, Kusama chain, Defi, cross-chain communication and interoperability, chain customisation and upgrading, security governance, Polkadot wallet, what is Acala and Karura Network and how they work together to innovate the space.
53:52
July 23, 2021
Ethereum scalability solutions: Polygon co-founder shares his insights
In this episode of the FinancialFox, Steffy talks to Jaynti Kanani, Co-founder of Polygon (former Matic Network). Polygon is one of the leading scalability platforms in the crypto/ DeFi space.  Polygon allows building and connecting Ethereum-​compatible blockchain networks and has established several key partnerships over the last months. Polygon is one of the most promising solutions in DeFi, a must-watch interview.
38:38
July 13, 2021
Dark side of crypto: Enhancing security with Erica Stanford
In this episode of the FinancialFox, Steffy talks to Erica Stanfrod, founder of the Crypto Curry Club- a series of fun networking lunches and educational events for leaders in blockchain, crypto and emerging tech. Erica is also the author of the upcoming book 'Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption'.  They discuss scams in the crypto space, fraudulent projects, questions of anonymity and how to approach security issues in such a young industry like crypto. After having analysed frauds in crypto for years, Erica shares her insights about how to spot a legitimate project and protect your digital assets.  0:00 Intro to Erica and CryptoWar book 2:45 The dark side of crypto space 7:45 Anonymity  15:00 The best scams  20:00 Red flags  26:00 Educating and engaging with the community  31:40 Good projects 35:30 The impact of institutions entering the crypto space 41:00 What is there to be excited about in crypto? 44:00 The Crypto Curry Club 47:55 Steffy's final thoughts
49:04
July 01, 2021
Protect your wealth as inflation kicks in - Increase exposure to gold
In this episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy breaks down the fundamentals of why investing in gold. You will find useful insights about the gold market linked to the current economic backdrop;  the best strategies for investors to increase exposure to gold, how and why.  She speaks with gold fund manager Angelos Damaskos, CEO at Sector Investment Managers, and also with Mark Child CEO and Chairman of London and Toronto listed Condor Gold. TIME STAMPS:  0:00 Intro 1:00 Introduction to Angelos Damaskos 2:35 How to increase exposure to gold 3:55 Gold price rally 5:00 Three ways to use gold as inflation-hedge in portfolio 6:35 Gold-backed ETFs 8:30 Gold bullion 11:55 Upside of ETFs and bullion 13:00 Gold mining companies 15:15 Operational gearing of small caps 17:27 Opportunities in small cap mining 20:50 Companies and jurisdiction to watch 24:05 Where is the gold price heading to? 26:05 Angelos' Gold Fund 30:00 Mark Child CEO & Chairman, Condor Gold, mining in Nicaragua 30:40 Investing in gold now 32:40 Why invest in small cap gold miners? 34:35 Costs of production 36:20 Maximising revenue generation  38:40 Why invest in Condor Gold? 40:00 Takeover & acquisitions opportunities READ OUR LATEST BLOG - Precious Metal Age: As inflation looms, gold silver and platinum come under the spotlight: https://cassiopeiaservicesltd.medium.com/precious-metal-age-as-inflation-looms-gold-silver-and-platinum-come-under-the-spotlight-83819c24a1c4
43:34
June 28, 2021
The Bitcoin network effect with Edan Yago
In this episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Edan Yago, co-founder of Sovryn BTC, a Bitcoin trading and lending platform. They talk about building DeFi on Bitcoin and the differences between Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchain that can impact the DeFi ecosystem.
27:03
June 18, 2021
Turning Tweets into NFTs: Powering the Creator Economy
In this episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Cameron Hejazi, CEO and Founder of Cent, the NFT marketplace where Twitter founder Jack Dorsey auctioned his first tweet ever for $2.9m. They discuss the NFT fever, how to monetise digital creations and innovation on social media platforms.
23:20
June 14, 2021
#FinancialFox Preserving Wealth and Secrets of Financial Freedom with Alan Steel
In a world today characterised by economic uncertainty and market volatility, it is harder to preserve your wealth and become finally independent.  In this episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Alan Steel, founder and chairman of Alan Steel Asset Management, an independent  financial adviser since 1975. Alan has survived 5 stock market crashes and his advise has been constantly proved successful increasing his client wealth over time. Highlights ================= Fears of rising inflation  Analysts are predicting rising inflation rates over the coming months which means that investors must adapt their strategies to make sure gains are above inflationary levels. Alan believes that the tech sector has proved to be resilient and could be good options. Gold and gold-linked assets could work for more cautious investors.  ================ Financial planning and Tax efficiency  The best time to think about your retirement "was 25 years ago" joked Alan. He shares insights about his approach to financial and tax planning which is done according to each investors' needs and objectives.  ================ Gold, silver & precious metals It is worth having some exposure to gold and precious metals, says Alan, as economic uncertainty tends to favour safe-haven assets. However, these are unprecedented times so markets may behave differently, he adds.
37:58
June 09, 2021
#FinancialFox With rising inflation it's time to get into hard assets: Silver, 'gold on steroids'
With rising inflation it's time to get into hard assets: Silver, 'gold on steroids'   In this episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Ian Williams, CEO of Charteris Treasury boutique investment manager and precious metals specialist. They discuss currency devaluation, inflation-hedge assets and moves in commodities markets.  Highlights ============ Rising inflation The current monetary policy is likely to cause a more permanent inflationary state, says Ian. It is time to get into hard, inflation-hedge assets like gold and other precious metals.  ============ Silver, 'gold on steroids' Silver is the big winner in the commodities space, says Ian, adding that silver is more volatile allowing for more gains in the near future. Growing industrial demand helps push silver prices up.  =========== Bitcoin, digital gold? Ian is more skeptical about cryptocurrencies and how regulation from central authorities can impact the crypto market. Ian also believes that the issues around energy usage can undermine the value of Bitcoin.  =========== China geopolitical power Ian comments on China's moves around digital currencies, geopolitical strategies and how it can shift global economic balance. The next years should be crucial to establish China as the new economic superpower.
28:52
June 04, 2021
#FinancialFox Fashion Digital Transformation: From Consumers to Co-Creators, The Fabricant
In this episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy speaks with Adriana Hoppenbrouwer-Pereira Co-founder & Partner at The Fabricant, a leading digital-only fashion house. They discuss the boom of digital fashion, NFTs and the fashion metaverse. 
30:59
May 31, 2021
#FinancialFox Clem Chambers on Bitcoin Price crash: It is a 4 year crypto cycle - Buy the dip not the crash
In this episode of #FinancialFox podcast Steffy speaks with investor and crypto guru Clem Chambers about the recent Bitcoin price crash. Chambers says that Bitcoin has a four-year price cycle and the best strategy is to buy the dip not the crash. They also discuss energy efficiency in crypto and DeFi opportunities.  HIGHLIGHTS ================== Bitcoin cycle: According to Clem Chambers, Bitcoin has a four-year price cycle and we just reached the peak as institutional investors bought into crypto. Now Bitcoin price is on a downward slope. "Boom, bubble, bust, it's what the markets do. If the price went up to $100,000 it would bust anyway. The key is to have a strategy to buy and sell to make gains. Buy the dip not the crash!" =================== DeFi and other opportunities in crypto But don't forget there are other opportunities in crypto, he says: "While Bitcoin was going up, I was buying into DeFi. Looking at Bitcoin price from day one we can see cycles of 'boom, bubble, bust' and this is exactly what is happening to NFTs now and what happened to DeFi about nine months, a year ago.  ===================  Crypto energy efficiency  Clem believes that despite recent headlines about the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining, crypto is still a superior money system."Banks create a lot more energy usage than bitcoin. The thing about money is: if it is cheaper, it wins, if it is more efficient, it wins. That's the law, and crypto is winning."
40:46
May 21, 2021
#FinancialFox Podcast The new money market, financial inclusion & environmental economic impacts of crypto
 In this episode of #FinancialFox podcast, Steffy talks to Patrick Baron, founder of Moola Market about the evolution of the money market with the advent of blockchain technology, financial inclusion and the sustainable aspect of mining cryptocurrencies. Moola is a non-custodial liquidity protocol that is democratizing access to yield and credit. Visit https://moola.market/ HIGHLIGHTS =============== The new money market The concept of money is being disrupted by cryptocurrencies and blockchain, which allow for tokenization and monetisation of assets. "The current financial system is set up to create growth through debt and that is unsustainable" says Patrick. A blockchain-powered money allows for more creation of value and sustainable finance.  ================== Environmental-friendly crypto With some experience in the renewable energy industry, Patrick discusses the environmental impact of crypto mining and how crypto could be more sustainable and green. "Bitcoin turns electricity into money, that's what makes it so resistant to attacks," says Patrick. ================== Financial Inclusion Steffy and Patrick also talk about the role of community and local connections to help increase financial inclusion in developing countries. Crypto has opened up opportunities for people to be integrated in the system that previously excluded them. This also means more access to financial services that bring value to both individuals and businesses.
49:05
May 20, 2021
Building Defi Services for the Financial System of Future
In this new episode of #FinancialFox, Steffy talks to Brian Kerr, CEO of Kava Labs about Kava's newest products and the DeFi disruption set to transform the financial system.   Kava is a DeFi platform aimed at financial institutions offering a fully integrated suite of financial products for crypto. Kava has been working on exciting products and updates such as Kava Lending platform, the Hard Protocol - the world's first cross-chain money market, coming soon Kava Swap, and the next generation RoboAdvisor.
43:07
May 13, 2021
The digital universe of fashion: Blockchain, NFTs & Metaverse with Dematerialised
In this new episode of #FinancialFox​, Steffy speaks with Marjorie Hernandez and Karinna Nobbs co-founders of Dematerialised, a marketspace for authenticated digital fashion, about innovation and digital technology in fashion.
38:24
May 05, 2021
#FinancialFox​ Web3 Foundation: Blockchain literacy, utility-based NFTs & Polkadot
In this episode of #FinancialFox​​​, Steffy speaks with Bruno Skvorc, blockchain developer, writer and technical educator at Web 3 Foundation, a Switzerland-based foundation aimed at allowing to create a non-intermediated communication ecosystem connecting all blockchain networks out there. Bruno is also working on a new  NFT project built on Kusama Network called Kanaria, which focuses on unlocking the utility value of NFTs.
56:57
April 28, 2021
#FinancialFox​ Crypto: Bitcoin is going to bankrupt nation states in this century
In this episode of #FinancialFox​​, Steffy welcomes back Robert Breedlove, Bitcoin advocate and CEO of Parallax Digital, to talk about Bitcoin, Gold, crypto and fiat currencies; to discuss the value of money, inflation and the problems with current monetary policy.    A must watch thought-provoking episode.    "Bitcoin is going to bankrupt nation states in this century" Robert Breedlove   Timestamps:   01:31​​ - Intro/Robert background   05:30​​ -  Peter Schiff  12:04​​ - Robert Kiyosaki   17:44​​ - Defi  23:00​​ -Jerome Powell & Federal Reserves   27:00​​ - Bitcoin to bankrupt nation states   33:05​​ -Robert’s What is Money Show  35:40 - Bitcoin pandora box & institutions   38:15​​ - Ray Dalio   41:08​​ - Where bitcoin is heading to / Bitcoin accumulation strategy
42:49
April 21, 2021
#FinancialFox​: The Upside of Institutionalisation and Regulation in DeFi
In this episode of #FinancialFox​, Steffy talks with Ajit Tripathi, Head of Institutional Business at Aave about financial institutions embracing crypto and regulation in the DeFi space.    In this informative talk, Ajit shows a positive perspective of having regulation in crypto and DeFi - a topic that can be controversial in this space. Regulation, after all, is aimed at improving services and providing better transparency.   Ajit believes in the power of customers to get financial institutions and banks to change their attitude towards new technologies and services such as DeFi. "Bitcoin was the first step towards DeFi" and the more mainstream adoption of Bitcoin represents a positive development for more growth in the industry.   He believes that more friendly regulation is on the way as more financial bodies realise the potential and benefits of cryptocurrencies, and that the "markets follow the technology," he says.  A key aspect is ensuring that institutionalisation and regulation in crypto are able to maintain user autonomy and decentralisation.
33:50
April 13, 2021
#FinancialFox​ Smart strategies for Investing in Cryptocurrencies with Crypto Michaël
In this episode of #FinancialFox​​​ Stefania speaks to Michael van de Poppe, trader and crypto analyst in Amsterdam.  This is an informative conversation, aimed at offering precious insights on crypto investing and explaining the basic strategies to identify opportunities. Michael emphasizes the value of Bitcoin as a 'savings instrument'; he is also quite averse to investing in  'hype' assets such as "spotlights coins" and  NFTs.  Michael's tip: make a plan, be critical, do your own research on projects that have potential (powerful use cases) without focusing on coins that haven't run so much yet. Comments and considerations on the future of DeFi, the evolution of trading from traditional finance into crypto, investing in commodities and stocks, and regulation in the space.
37:02
April 13, 2021
Discussing the next evolution stage in Defi: Uniswap V.3
Uniswap is a blockchain-based application powered by smart contracts on Ethereum blockchain; it is arguably one most important decentralised application on the top of Ethereum.  Uniswap has been the key innovator in Automated Market Making (AMM) space and still one of the most used decentralised exchanges making up 60% of the DEX market.  It has recently announced the launch its Uniswap version 3 to go live on L1 Ethereum mainnet  on May 5, with an L2 deployment on Optimism set to follow shortly after. In this episode of #FinancialFox Podcast, Steffy is joined by Hamzah Khan, Growth at Polygon ( formerly Matic Network ) and Oscar and Barney Chambers, co-lead developers and founders at Umbria Network.  Tune in to learn about everything that Uniswap V.3 is set to bring in the Defi ecosystem.  Umbria is on a mission to demystify and simplify DeFi and get people earning income on their crypto, learn more about the project: https://umbria.network/ Follow us on Twitter for more such informative content that will keep you up to date with the new curves in the Defi ecosystem: @_FinancialFox Follow Stefania Barbaglio: @stefixy Follow Umbria: @NetworkUmbria Follow Polygon: @0xPolygon
53:54
March 31, 2021
#FinancialFox​ Crypto gaming & the secrets of pet blockchain game Axie Infinity (AXS)
In this episode of #FinancialFox​ Stefania speaks to Aleksander Larsen, co-founder and COO of Axie Infinity (AXS), an Ethereum-based platform that turns game players into asset owners.   Axie is the #1 Ethereum game universe, the platform has 24,000 daily players and 30,000 weekly players and it has generated over 6,400 ETH in revenue (2M+ USD) so far.    With Axie, users can play with digital pets and earn tokens from their skills. More than earning crypto, users are interested in collecting NFTs, those unique digital assets that could be worth up to thousands of dollars.    Axie also has a strong emphasis on governance, and with time Axie Infinity will gradually evolve into a community-owned decentralized organisation.    Among Axie's partners are Binance, Ubisoft and Samsung. WATCH THE FINANCIALFOX VIDEO: https://youtu.be/d_mFqW6Z-Yk
35:17
March 29, 2021
#FinancialFox​ Dr. Julian Hosp: Bitcoin, Defi, the NFT hype.. & why fasting is good for your health.
In this episode, Steffy speaks with Dr. Julian Hosp, Blockchain expert and CEO of Cake DeFi. Cake DeFi is one of the pioneering platforms in the space, allowing users to get cashflow from their crypto. Unlike most of DeFi advocates, Julian is quite positive about Bitcoin, what he calls 'digital gold'. Given the recent economic impacts of covid, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies can be a store of value to hedge against inflation and falls in the stock market.  They also talk about the NFT hype, Julian says that while the real value of cryptocurrencies is freedom and financial independence, NFTs are about uniqueness and status to the user, proving an emotional connection to the asset.    Another topic of the discussion is the evolution of the crypto space and how financial institutions started to embrace cryptocurrencies.
45:00
March 22, 2021
#FinancialFox​ Innovation meets the Stock Market: A look into the blockchain strategy at LSE
In this episode, Steffy speaks with Dotun Rominiyi, Blockchain Architect at the London Stock Exchange about the initiatives to deploy technology with the stock market. LSE is committed to embracing innovation and at the moment the team is focused on building the foundations for the future uses of blockchain and crypto in the market. A must-watch for finance enthusiasts.
35:58
March 22, 2021