Market Disruptors

Market Disruptors

By Mark Moss
When we create new ways that destroy old ways, we get market disruption and an opportunity for a transfer of wealth. Join your host and fellow investor Mark Moss, as he gets the inside info and secrets to success from today’s leading founders, builders, and entrepreneurs. If you’re looking for an edge in the market, access to the right people and information to make informed decisions, then make sure to tune in to Market Disruptors each and every week.
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Bitcoin, Privacy and Human rights With Alex Gladstein
In today’s episode, Mark talks to Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that is currently working on human rights as well as focusing on people who are under authoritarian regimes. Gladstein shares his opinions and experiences regarding his line of work. Also, he sheds light on different issues, such as the governments of some countries that keep using technology to isolate and manipulate the population. Bitcoin is the combination of multiple technologies and mechanisms that have allowed users to differentiate money and state. According to Mark, there are two kinds of tech: “the one that can make us slaves or the one that can save us.” Alex answered that he wants to see a company that releases products and services that help consumers protect themselves in terms of privacy features. Gladstein reiterates the importance of allowing people to have access to privacy, especially regarding online transactions that involve monetary handling such as that in Bitcoin usage.
34:30
December 19, 2019
Technology To Free Us With John McAfee
In the 44th episode of Market Disruptors, Mark Moss has invited the famous and notorious John McAfee, commonly known for changing computer technology with his antivirus software. McAfee is an important character in the crypto world, and he has always been outspoken about his advocacy against the lack of privacy in the world. In this conversation, Mark and John share their thoughts about this essential issue.
30:23
December 12, 2019
The Sovereign Individual Investment Thesis with Phillip Bonello
Have you ever read a book that was written decades ago with principles that feel incredibly accurate to the world's situation now? That's what The Sovereign Individual was to Mark. In the 43rd episode of Market Disruptors, Mark Moss is joined by Philip Bonello, who has recently published an investment thesis based on the book The Sovereign Individual and how it relates to the world despite being published in 1997. They talk about the key points in Philip's thesis and the rest of his findings in his paper.
45:55
December 5, 2019
Where Does Bitcoin Fit Into Traditional Finance
Understanding the global financial markets takes specialized training, education, and dedication. For a better grasp of the history of money, its present conditions, and the future of financials, Mark Moss shares his discussion with Nik Bhatia to share his insights and experience. Nik is the author of The Triumvirate of Liquidity, a researcher for Tantra Labs and Open Node Co, as well as an adjunct professor of finance and business economics at the USC Marshall School of Business. In the 42nd episode of Market Disruptors, these experts delve into Nik's article and the different assets in the financial system. 
45:48
November 27, 2019
Developing Privacy On The Blockchain With Jake Yocom
What is it like to be a project lead trying to revolutionize the crypto space? What is Decred and what it can contribute to a safer and more secure blockchain experience? These questions are addressed in the 41st episode of Market Disruptors when Mark Moss invites Jacob Yocom Piatt, a cryptocurrency pioneer and the project lead of Decred. Mark and Jake delve into the matters of governance, bringing back privacy, the need for regulation, and the future of Bitcoin and other players in the crypto industry.
41:06
November 21, 2019
Using OnChain Data To Predict Bitcoin Pricing With Philip Swift
In this episode, Mark sits down with Philip Swift, a full-time crypto-trader, researcher, investor, and creator of LookIntoBitcoin, a site that provides learning tools for Bitcoin novices which enable them to learn about the underlying economic ideas and cycles surrounding the cryptocurrency. They delve on the topic of on-chain analytics, what it is, and how it is used as an analysis tool for bitcoin traders. To follow Philip check out https://twitter.com/PositiveCrypto
54:06
November 7, 2019
Bitcoin Helps You Understand Capitalism
In this episode of the Market Disruptors podcast, Mark is joined by The Protocol Podcast host Eric Savics. They discuss hot topics surrounding the idea of capitalism. Eric is an investor and hailing from Vancouver, BC. He is the president of Van Urban Timber, a sawmill and lumber business. Since his discovery of bitcoin in 2013, Eric became enamored with the technology and is tirelessly researching the implications of bitcoin and programmable money. Follow Eric at https://twitter.com/ericsavics1. 
43:58
October 17, 2019
Understanding Risk Of Crypto Lending With Alex Mashinsky
In this episode of the Market Disruptors podcast, Mark engages in conversation with Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celsius, a company that delves in the crypto space and presents to their members something different from traditional financial institutions.
37:23
October 10, 2019
Encryption Laws Stifling Growth With Alex Saunders
In this episode, Mark sits down with Alex Saunders, CEO, and co-founder of Nugget’s News Australia, a space aiming to facilitate the understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology through robust discussion with Alex and his team. Alex has been immersed in the cryptocurrency space since 2012, and his years of experience and wisdom helps accelerate blockchain start-ups. Follow Alex at https://twitter.com/AlexSaundersAU DOWNLOAD THE FREE GUIDE: How To Avoid Some Common Financial Mistakes When Investing - 4 Pillar Portfolio: https://go.1markmoss.com/4pp-tofu-slyfb
38:26
October 3, 2019
Building On Bitcoin
Since Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency, there are issues and topics regarding privacy and security in different transactions made. In This episode, Mark chats with Justin Moon, a Bitcoin developer, and programmer. Justin created BUILD Bootcamp, a six-week program that teaches users how to make a mini version of Bitcoin, programming, block download, and building a hardware wallet. This podcast talks about the following: impact of Bitcoin as an open application, self custody versus financial exposure, software and hardware wallets, manipulating transactions to your server, and hardware wallets as suitable security for the average user.
40:07
September 20, 2019
The Printing Of Money Is Destroying The System
In this episode of the Market Disruptors podcast, Mark Moss is a guest on the Rethinking the Dollar podcast, where he shares his expertise and thoughts on a variety of financial subject matter, including the economy and markets. He delves in-depth on the declining power of the dollar, and how crypto can be an alternative money system.
28:21
September 17, 2019
Fixing Traditional Finance
In this episode of the Market Disruptors podcast, Mark sits down with Mona El Isa, CEO, and founder of Melonport, the company responsible for the development of the watermelon protocol which focuses on crypto asset management. They talked about the traditional financial system, how blockchain affects it, and the problems of the current paradigm.
41:47
September 10, 2019
Building Decentralized Tech with Decentralized Teams
In this episode of Market Disruptors, Mark Moss sits down with Evgeny Yurtaev, CEO and co-founder of Zerion, a new application working in the decentralized finance space. Here Evgeny outlines the main problem in the decentralized finance niche, how their app aims to shift the paradigm, and their plans for the future.
32:50
September 5, 2019
The Author Of The Book: Inventing Bitcoin
In this episode of the Market Disruptors Podcast, Mark Moss is joined by Yan Pritzker, author of a newly-released book titled "Inventing Bitcoin." Yan has a lot to impart to listeners, especially things concerning the technology behind bitcoin, the philosophy of money, and how buying bitcoin will save the world.
47:17
September 3, 2019
Building Decentralized Finance
Today Mark Moss sit down with Ryan Sean Adams, the founder of Mythos Capital. Ryan Is a well-known stirrer of ideas on Twitter regarding Mythos Capital and Bitcoin. He first discovered Bitcoin in 2014 and decided to start Mythos in 2017. 
43:01
August 27, 2019
Can Technical Analysis Predict Market Sentiment?
Today, I am joined by Jacob Canfield, the host of the Crypto Trader Podcast. Today we dive into cryptocurrency, bitcoin, trading and investing. Jacob is a well known trader, number one ranked on Trading View. We talk today about the difference between trading and investing. We discuss how trading seems to line up with human sentiment of greed and fear, and how technical analysis can predict where the markets are going. Join us for some really good information from one of the best traders out in “the space,” today. Follow Jacob on twitter @ https://twitter.com/JacobCanfield. Check out the crypto challenge @ https://cryptotradingchallenge.com
40:27
August 22, 2019
Why Bitcoin is Schmuck Insurance
Today's guest is Mark Yusko. Yusco is from Morgan Creek Capital. He started working at Morgan Creek fifteen years ago. The goal of the company is to bring alternative investments to a lot of investors. A year ago, Yusko released a subsidiary named “Morgan Creek Digital.”
52:13
August 20, 2019
Fighting Back Against Crypto Scams and Loss
This Market Disruptors episode takes a look at what SIM swap is, how it's done, and the best ways to avoid it with Mark David's special guest David Silver. David is a securities, fraud, and investment laws attorney from Silver Miller Law. SIM swapping is the highlight of cryptocurrency news very recently, and people dealing with Bitcoin are anxious. Hijackers target Bitcoin users to get their stash by accessing their target’s mobile number. The victim's email, phone messages as well as the cryptocurrency gets stolen all in just under 6 minutes.  
48:18
August 15, 2019
Pushing Bitcoin Adoption
Bitcoin is becoming increasingly popular as newer companies adapt it in different and unique ways. For example, Lolli offers its customers the chance to earn bitcoin as they shop online. In the 27th episode of Market Disruptors, Alex Adelman, the co-founder, and CEO of Lolli joins host Mark Moss. They talk about how Lolli works and the different challenges the founders face as they continue to build the company from the bottom up. Alex shares his experience and opinions on the rising cryptocurrency that is bitcoin. 
43:43
August 13, 2019
The Changing Narratives Pushing Bitcoin
In this episode, Nathaniel Whittemore joins Mark Moss. He’s the author of Long Reads Sunday, a curated list of the best content about bitcoin and crypto on Twitter. He also has a daily podcast stream about the three topics shaping the crypto conversation, the Crypto Daily 3@3. From payments, to store of value, and a hedge against the paradigm shift of the economic system, Mark and Nathaniel expound on the evolving narratives in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
44:13
August 8, 2019
The Right To Privacy And Encryption
Is privacy really achievable? How does cryptocurrency affect the ever-important need for achieving privacy? These questions are discussed in the 25th episode of Market Disruptors when Mark Moss invites co-founder and CEO of Horizen Labs, Rob Viglione. The former physicist, mathematician, and military man, Rob, is currently committed to giving the crypto space more privacy through sidechain technology. Mark and Rob delve to the matters of privacy coin, privacy platforms, and privacy in general, throughout this informative discussion. 
40:31
August 6, 2019
Securing Smart Contracts
Mark sits down with Olga Mack, the Vice President of Strategy at Quantstamp, a co-author of the book “Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security,” and an attorney by trade. She’s also passionate about the blockchain industry and has been interested in the digital and payment space. In this episode, Mark and Olga dive into smart contracts - what are they, why they're important, how they're being used to solve problems, and how to mitigate the risks that are involved with it.    Find Olga Mack on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @OlgaVMack. https://quantstamp.com/  Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security (a book I co-authored with my colleagues) http://www.momentumpress.net/books/fundamentals-smart-contract-security  https://www.linkedin.com/in/olgamack/ 
41:30
August 1, 2019
Importance Of Blockchain In Cryptocurrency
In this podcast episode, Mark Moss had the privilege of talking to Kate Mitzelmakher,  the CEO and founder of Bloccelerate, a firm that invests in Blockchain from all over the world. Being knowledgeable and smart regarding Blockchain, Mark was able to ask the basic yet meaningful questions for viewers to fully understand the importance of Blockchain in the next ten years or more.  
35:40
July 30, 2019
Is The US Going To Outlaw Bitcoin?
In this episode, Mark discusses the recent issues concerning some government officials' statements against bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. From U.S. President Donald Trump to Secretary of the Treasury Steven, they all have expressed their concerns on bitcoin being used for 'illicit activities.' They also believe bitcoin must be regulated. With the growing bitcoin cryptocurrency challenging the U.S. dollars, is the government actually afraid of bitcoin? Mark shares his thoughts on this matter and why bitcoin cannot be stopped anytime soon.  
14:10
July 26, 2019
Why Bitcoin Is The Most Secure Network In The World
In this episode, Mark Moss discusses the leading crypto protocol, Bitcoin, with Dan Held, founder of Interchange, a reconciliation tool for traders and investors.  Dan began his involvement in the industry in 2012 after a friend paid him using Bitcoin. He was part of the first crypto meeting in San Francisco with the founders of Coinbase, Ripple, Kraken, and other crypto personalities. He continues sharing insights through his blog, danheld.com. 
55:40
July 23, 2019
The Dollar Dies With A Whimper, Not A Bang
In this episode, Mark tells us a brief history of the U.S. dollar currency. He talked about the transition period from when Great Britain was the world's superpower and how the United States took that baton to hold the reserve currency of the world. But today, the U.S. dollar currency is under-attacked by several factors –  including huge national debt, foreign countries choosing to trade in their own financial system, and the growing bitcoin cryptocurrency. Reality tells us that the U.S. dollar position as the world's reserve currency is currently being threatened.
24:24
July 18, 2019
The Journey To Building In Crypto
In this episode, Mark Moss discusses the crypto industry with public speaker, content creator, digital marketing specialist, and entrepreneur, Nye the Crypto Guy, also known as Michael Nye. He has traveled the world to continue sharing his insights and gathering new knowledge about cryptocurrency, and he shares all of these in their conversation. 
36:49
July 16, 2019
Using Bitcoin Privately And Why That's Important
For this episode, Mark sits down with a bitcoin privacy advocate and co-host of Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast as well as the weekly series Rabbit Hole Recap, Matt Odell. With much knowledge about bitcoin, privacy, and distributed systems, Matt has a lot of things to share about the importance of privacy, why it's under-attacked and the optimistic view on how the growing technology can help solve it.  
41:02
July 11, 2019
Taking The Power Back From The Banks
Mark sits down with the founder of Celsius, Alex Mashinsky.   Alex was also one of the inventors of the telecommunications market disruptor, VOIP.  Next in Alex’s sights is the banking industry who he says is only powerful because of us, while giving us very little in return, and even preying on the poor.  Bypassing the banks and investing with crypto gives you an edge, doing so through Celsius gives you piece of mind that someone is looking out for you.  
49:28
July 9, 2019
How Stable Coins Will Create Prosperity
Are stable coins the answer to cryptocurrency volatility?  Mark is joined by the General Counsel for Reserve, a stable coin that aims to be pegged to a basket of assets.  Matt Gertler understands all the payment processing issues that blockchain technology could solve, especially in the area of remittance.  Hear why Matt says exchanges like Venmo and PayPal are fine for the average US user, but it’s a problem in need of a solution for much of the rest of the world. 
43:17
July 4, 2019
Solving A Huge Problem Content Creators Are Facing Today
  Mark is joined today by Martin Floreani, founder and CEO of both Rokfin and FloSports.  Martin knows that a platform is only as successful as the content on it and that’s why his company aims to be the best way for content creators to monetize.  Find out how Rokfin is leveraging blockchain technology to level the playing field.
33:33
July 2, 2019
Bitcoin Mining with Renewable Energy
Mark’s guest today is talking to us about mining; the importance of it, the issues it faces and how self-produced renewable energy could be key. Ramak Sedigh is the founder and CEO of Plouton Mining, North America’s largest solar energy powered crypto mining facility.  Tune in to find out why Ramak says that while crypto does undermine the US dollar, it’s a small price to pay for the technology that comes with it and all the areas it could revolutionize. 
37:26
June 27, 2019
Hurdles For U.S. Investors
Mark’s guest today is a law professor and an attorney that specializes in blockchain technology.  Olta Andoni from Ziliak Law is passionate about helping others to navigate this new industry and enter is securely and in compliance.  Today we’re talking regulations, trade wars, and the United States role in the next big technology boom.  Spoiler: Olta is optimistic on almost all fronts.  Check out Olta Andoni at.. Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndoniOlta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZiliakLaw/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ziliak-law/
51:26
June 25, 2019
The Risk And Rewards Of Crypto Backed Loans
Today Mark is picking the brain of one of his most requested guests.  Zac Prince is the Founder and CEO of cryptocurrency lender BlockFi.  Zac and Mark are diving into everything from wealth management to the velocity of money.  Tune in to find out how you can put your money to work for you by having a single dollar do multiple jobs simultaneously.  We compare the risks with the rewards in the new cryptocurrency lending market. 
36:20
June 20, 2019
What We’ve Learned
Mark is here to remind listeners about the purpose of his podcast;  to connect average people with information from some of the most successful people in the space.  Anyone can find information on the internet, but a lot of it is just noise.  Mark connects with the most credible builders, developers, engineers, and investors that most people wouldn’t have access to.  Some would call it an unfair advantage, we just call it smart business.  Today Mark recaps the 8 amazing guests he has had so far and what they’ve brought to the table.  If you’ve gotten value from Marc’s podcast, he encourages you to share, rate and review.  
18:20
June 18, 2019
The Law Of The Land
Mark’s guest today was already working in the law field when he stumbled on blockchain technology and fell down the rabbit hole.  Marc Boiron was great at his profession but found it could be very boring, unlike blockchain.  Luckily the technology is so new there is a huge need for lawyers to help people navigate laws that are still being created.  Get Marc's unique perspective of the FCC, the IRS, the USA, and how they will fit into the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency. 
56:56
June 13, 2019
A Global Perspective
Our guest today was born and raised in Russia and when she decided to pursue the field of finance and investing she moved to Switzerland.  This is where Katya would be introduced to the world of blockchain technology, leaving everything to come to the US and ultimately start Peer 2 Peer Capital.  Get her unique perspective and how she’s setting herself up for success when the next big revolution starts booming. 
45:12
June 11, 2019
Guru Of Blockchain
Our guest today has worn many hats, from computer engineering to criminal defense, and is a big fan of blockchain technology.  Christian Kameir is a managing partner at Sustany Capital, a venture capital firm investing in blockchain technologies.  Tune in to hear his unique perspective on the market and where he’s investing in regards to the future of blockchain. 
58:30
June 6, 2019
The Diva Of Investing
Today we’re joined by CEO of Invest Diva and author of ‘Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies’.  Kiana Danial shares her interesting journey from her birthplace of Iran to a University in Japan and finally to Wall Street.  Kiana kind of stumbled into investing and cryptocurrency but wants to see others walk into it with confidence.  Listen in to find out just how much she has learned and how you can get her book for free. 
25:31
June 5, 2019
Trifecta Of Disruption
Today we have self-proclaimed gamer Rahul Sood who broke into the industry with the launch of a successful high-end gaming computer company back in the ’90s.  Rahul is now at the forefront of combining three major trends: E-sports, regulated gambling and blockchain technology.  Unikrn is set to upset the global gaming and gambling markets in a big way; will the US be a part of this next big boom or will outdated regulations stifle growth? 
44:09
May 30, 2019
Censorship Resistant
Today we’re joined by a man that has been in mainstream media for about 20 years and has watched the shift in how we get our information with the advent of the internet.  Ben Swann is the creator of “Truth in Media”, an internationally recognized source of fact-based news.  Ben is here talking about his goals with getting censorship-resistant information to people as well as how cryptocurrency is helping him to do that. 
41:50
May 28, 2019
Recognize And Seize The Opportunity
Today we have pre-law student turned UFC fighter turned UFC commentator, who also dabbles in cryptocurrency, Kenny Florian.  Much to his physician fathers surprise, Kenny pursued Jiu-Jitsu after graduating from Boston College, rather than continuing on to law school.  At that time MMA and UFC were unheard of, but Kenny saw the potential in his passion and jumped on board right before they started disrupting the market.  Now he hopes to have the same luck investing in cryptocurrency.
37:50
May 23, 2019
Cryptocurrency 101 With Robert ‘Crypto’ Beadles
Today we’re joined by none other than Robert ‘Crypto’ Beadles, the CEO of Monarch Wallet and one of the hardest working men in cryptocurrency.  Robert has seen the potential of cryptocurrency since he was introduced to Bitcoin in 2011, but when it went mainstream in 2017 his passion for it exploded.  He’s everywhere to educate people about how to buy, sell, trade and store cryptocurrency so they can be part of this next big opportunity for investors. 
40:41
May 20, 2019
What Is Market Disruptors?
When we create new ways that destroy old ways, we get market disruption and an opportunity for a transfer of wealth.  Join your host and fellow investor Mark Moss, as he gets the inside info and secrets to success from today’s leading founders, builders and entrepreneurs.   If you’re looking for an edge in the market, access to the right people and information to make informed decisions, then make sure to tune in to Market Disruptors each and every week. 
04:55
May 13, 2019
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May 12, 2019