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Everything Crypto Mining : The Sazmining Podcast

Everything Crypto Mining : The Sazmining Podcast

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At Sazmining we are bringing you into conversations with today's industry leaders in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Our goal with this podcast is to improve the understanding and adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency by giving you an insider's look at what's being built and informed predictions on what the future holds.
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Crazy new changes in the Industry w/ Alex Mashinsky
Today Will speaks with Alex Mashinsky, is an entrepreneur and inventor who has founded several notable technology firms in the United States, including GroundLink, VoiceSmart, and Celsius.  This episode covers the future of the financial ecosystem, the direction of the blockchain, the fall of the USA, and so much more.  Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-01:01 - Introduction  1:02-4:29 - A little bit about Alex Mashinsky  4:30-7:30 -  “Proof of community” in Celsius  7:31-12:19 - Alex’s prediction for the financial ecosystem  12:20-16:32 - Alex's views on the Twitter buyout by Elon  16:33-21:03 -  Macro environment of current financial markets  21:04-30:15 - Which direction is the blockchain heading?  30:16-33:54- Future market cap of large-cap coins like Bitcoin  33:55-39:54- The fall of the USA and rise of the new empire   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
40:18
May 13, 2022
The Impact on The Grid w/ Julia Hamm
Today Will speaks with Julia Hamm, a visionary leader at the center of the transformation underway to a carbon-free energy system, a skilled facilitator of strategic planning sessions and stakeholder forums, and President & CEO of Smart Electric Power Alliance.  This episode covers carbon-neutral energy, the role of Bitcoin,  the grid, predictions on the energy sector, and so much more.  Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:48 - Introduction  0:49-4:05 - How did Julia get interested in this industry?  4:06-7:27 - Shortfalls of current technology  7:28-8:17 - How is it determined if technology is carbon negative?  8:18-09:10 - What is carbon-neutral energy?  9:11-12:38 -  Companies that stand out in clean energy technology?  12:39-18:18 - Julia's views role of Bitcoin in grid modernization  18:19-25:39 - Interesting green energy technology   25:40-29:24 - Technology aspects for grid improvement 29:25-35:14 - How will the grid emerge in underdeveloped areas  35:15-40:12 - Julia's prediction of the energy sector for 20 years 40:13-42:49 - A different belief  WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com  FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
42:48
April 27, 2022
A huge influence on miners that keeps impacting w/ Daniel Frumkin
Today Will speaks with Daniel Frumkin, the Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank.  This episode covers air cooling vs immersion cooling, Bitcoin cash, centralization, what's best for mining chips, and so much more.  Listen to learn more!   THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:56 - Introduction  0:57-3:36 - What was the primary focus of Braiins?  3:37-8:09 - What's the company's background?  8:10-9:34 - What about Bitcoin cash?  9:35-14:24 - Centralization issues in mining polls  14:25-22:05- How have mining pools evolved?  22:06-23:58 - Efficiency in mining chips?  23:59-27:11- Immersion cooling vs Air cooling  27:12-30:34- End game for mining pools  30:35-39:59- What's driving the mining industry  40:18-43:24 - Halving cycles prediction  43:25-47:30 - Exciting things happening  47:31-52:34 - A different belief  52:35-58:57 - Implementation of UBI   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7
58:58
April 14, 2022
Let's shift control from Big Tech giants to Creators w/ Jeremy Kauffman
Today Will speaks with Jeremy Kauffman, the Chief Executive Officer at LBRY who lives at the intersection of efficiency and creativity  This episode covers the future of small blockchains, the lightning network, Oddysee, LBRY, disruptive technology and so much more.  Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:54 - Introduction  0:55-2:31 - What got Jeremy interested  2:32-4:01 - LBRY Technology  4:02-5:07 - Shifting control from Big Tech giants to Creators  5:08-6:50 - How can creators upload to Odysee?  6:51-7:15 - How does it incentivize creators?  7:16-10:16 - Does the creator have control on LBRY?  10:17-16:55 - How does the algorithm work?  16:56-21:46 - What is the primary focus?  21:47-28:17 - Disruptive technologies  28:18-28:39 - Jeremy's views on Bitcoin  28:40-30:00 - The lightning network!  30:01-35:39 - Future of small blockchains???  35:40-37:37 - Jeremy's wishes  37:38-42:44 - Jeremy's belief that the world disagrees with  42:43-43:43 - Conclusion   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
43:44
March 23, 2022
The CEO of The Human Rights Foundation SPEAKS on The POWERFUL Impact of Bitcoin on The World
Today Will speaks with Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation.   This episode covers the impact of Bitcoin in the world, a philanthropist's views on mining, and so much more.  Listen to learn more!  THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:55 - Introduction  0:56-8:37 - Impact of Bitcoin in the World   8:38-18:19 - Alex's SUPRISING views on mining  18:20-25:46 - Blockchain vs Traditional Systems  25:47-31:44 - Effects of cryptocurrency in the WORLD  31:45-33:46 - One belief the majority of the world would disagree with?   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
33:46
March 02, 2022
CEO of Marathon discusses REAL NUANCES of Bitcoin with Fred Thiel
Today Will speaks with Fred Thiel, a respected expert over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the cryptocurrency industry, and the CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings.   This episode covers the next phase of the energy industry, applications outside of Bitcoin, and so much more.  Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:33 - Introduction  0:34-9:07 - Fred’s Background   9:08-14:48 - Applications outside of Bitcoin?  14:49-19:09 - How do you look at this entire industry as a miner?  19:10-23:52 - Highlights on the deployment of miners  23:53-28:10 - What will be the next phase of the energy industry?    28:11-34:52 - How will the USA react to the mining industry?  34:53-30:11 - Future of financing in the industry  30:12-38:10 - What are the common educational gaps for your line of work?   38:11-44:02 - What is Fred most excited about?  44:03-51:44 - Bitcoin, energy & money  51:45-57:05 - One belief majority of the people would disagree with?   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103 → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
57:05
February 16, 2022
The FUTURE of Blockchain with Sheldon Bennett
Today Will speaks with Sheldon Bennett, an experienced executive with over 20 years of progressive responsibility, and the CEO of  DMG Blockchain Solutions.   This episode covers blockchain technology, gold vs. crypto, Bitcoin as a global reserve asset, and so much more.  Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:57 - Introduction  0:58-2:41 - Sheldon’s Background   2:42-5:49 - DMG Blockchain?  5:50-11:55 - Core & Core-Plus?  11:56-16:36 - Bitcoin Mining & Energy Consumption  16:37-21:18 - Gold vs. Bitcoin   21:19-23:15 - Future of the Industry???  23:16-26:18 - Bitcoin as the global reserve asset  26:19-34:39 - Future of financing for miners  34:40-38:00 - How to survive a long-term ROI situation  38:01-41:55 - What excites Sheldon the most?  41:56-45:58 - Blockchain and the governments?  45:59-49:22 - A different belief  49:22-50:24 - Conclusion   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW: → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
50:23
February 02, 2022
Unavoidable RISKS of Bitcoin Mining and its BEAUTIFUL benefits, with Brett Garman
Today Will speaks with Brett Garman, President at The Blockyard LLC, a down to earth, inspired, hard-working man who came to give honest advice.   This episode covers the future of cryptocurrency, risks of bitcoin mining, and so much more.   Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:35 - Introduction  0:36-2:50- Brett introduces himself  2:51-4:48- When did Brett start mining?  4:49-5:51- Bitcoin time FLIES  5:52-14:48- How do you think this industry will play out in the near future?  14:49-22:44 - When do you think we will break record highs again?  22:45-29:02 - What do you think the new floor is going to be in this next cycle?  29:03-38:13 - RISKS of a Bear Market  38:14-45:58 - BENEFITS of Bitcoin Mining  45:59-49:32 - What is your belief that everyone would disagree with?  49:33-50:00- Conclusion    WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w → Website: https://sazmining.com
50:01
January 12, 2022
The POWER of Solar Panels, decentralization, and efficiency w/ Cary Hayes of REC
Today Will speaks with Cary Hayes, President-America's at REC, an inspiring, charismatic, and highly motivated energy executive.   This episode covers how solar panels work, benefits of cryptocurrency, and so much more.   Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:30 - Introduction  0:31-6:46 - Cary introduces himself  6:47-9:45 - What contributes to efficiency gain in solar panels?  9:46-14:33 - How does the transition from sun energy into usable energy work?  14:34-17:42 - How much power do you get out of solar panels and how much space does it take?  17:43-21:09 - How do you assess the longevity of these solar panels?  21:10-30:13 - What is the approximate cost per kilowatt hour in building a solar farm?  30:14-34:55 - Decentralization  34:56-38:44 - At what point do you think that cost and financing options will be too compelling to go off grid?  38:45-44:25 - What is the cost on a per kilowatt basis?  44:26-1:05:32 - Anything you think a miner should keep in mind?  1:05:33-1:06:27 - Conclusion    WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7
01:06:28
December 08, 2021
The Important RISKS of Interest Bearing Accounts & the future of crypto in Canada w/ Andrei Poliakov
Today Will speaks with Andrei Poliakov, CEO and Co-Founder of Coinberry.   This episode covers how to work with regulatory bodies in crypto, interest bearing accounts, and so much more.   Listen to learn more!   THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-2:52 - Introduction  2:53-10:37 - What's Andrei's story?  10:38-16:00 - What is the purpose of regulatory bodies and how you work with them?  16:01-20:49 - What is the next step of crypto in Canada?  20:50-24:11 - What might happen as the industry progresses within Canada and how it might affect people related to it?   24:12-29:03 - What are the risks of an interest bearing account?  29:04-30:52 - What are the ways people earn additional yield with it?  30:53-34:37 - How will this all play out?  34:38-35:35 - Where to follow Andrei  35:36-37:07 - One belief Andrei holds to be true   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
37:05
November 24, 2021
How will this Crypto MESS play out in the future?! And what else to LOOK OUT for? w/ Jason Urban
Today Will speaks with Jason Urban, the Co-Head of Galaxy Digital Trading, the bridge between the crypto and institutional worlds.   This episode covers how to future of crypto and mining will play out, how to work with crypto miners, and what big clients are paying attention to.  Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-1:03 - Introduction  1:04-4:32 - Jason’s Background   4:33-9:48 - What's the product Jason initially started and what was his vision like?   9:49-13:19 - How does Jason think that this is going to evolve?  13:20-18:12 - How would you work with a miner?  18:13-20:05 - How will this be important for miners?  20:06-23:39 - What does Jason think is going on in the world?  23:40-27:09 - How are Jason's clients looking at the space?  27:10-30:49 - What are the important areas to bring clarity on?  30:50-33:59 - How will it all play out?  34:00-34:57 - How to contact Jason  34:58-37:14 - What is one belief that the majority of people would disagree with?   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
37:15
November 10, 2021
The Unexpected and Humble Beginnings of Solar Panels, with John Schaeffer & John Perlin
Today Will speaks with John Schaeffer, an environmentalist, author, entrepreneur, and founder and president of Real Goods Solar, and joining him is John Perlin, the historian of solar energy.  This episode covers the history of solar energy panels, what is does for small towns, it's relationship with the cannabis industry, what society needs to change in the coming years, and so much more. Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-10:17 - Introduction & guest's background  10:18-25:43 - Major things that revolutionized the solar industry  25:44-33:10 - What role does sola energy play today in society?  33:11-36:04 - What's stopping solar energy from going mainstream?  36:05-38:32 - Who made the first modules delivered to John's door?  38:33-39:57 - How do the guests see the bitcoin mining industry as an asset class?  39:58-45:19 - Is the use of renewable energy in bitcoin mining inefficient?  45:20-47:15 - How does the process work and why does it use so much energy?  47:16-49:52 - Is that a failure in the mining system?  49:53-52:05 - How to get in contact with John & John?  52:06-54:43 - How important is it to begin transitioning?   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7
54:44
October 28, 2021
Bitcoin- better than traditional banking or wasting energy? with Jeff Booth
Welcome to Sazmining's Deep Dive into Solar Energy! Will speaks with Jeff Booth, author of The Price of Tomorrow. This episode covers inflation and deflation, what makes bitcoin so different compared to the traditional banking system, how does bitcoin mining effect society & energy consumption and how to discuss bitcoin mining's energy consumption in an effective way. THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS: Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/ BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining  TIMESTAMPS: 0:00-1:00 - Introduction 1:05-10:45 - Jeff's fundamental beliefs about bitcoin mining & solar energy 10:45-16:54 - Energy's role in society 17:19-22:30 - Future Trends 22:30-26:28 - What makes Bitcoin so special compared to traditional banking? 26:28-30:48 - How do you look at Bitcoin's Energy Consumption? 30:48-32:31 - The Perfect Currency 32:31-35:53 - What impact does bitcoin mining have on society & the environment? 35:53-40:00 - Go-to explanations to counter mainstream media narrative? 40:20-16:54 - How are things likely to evolve in the next 5-10 years? 47:20-48:17 - Conclusion WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW: → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103 → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1 → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES: → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7  SUPPORT THE SHOW: → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com FOLLOW US: → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/ → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w → Website: https://sazmining.com
48:17
October 14, 2021
Bitcoin- better than traditional banking or wasting energy? Jeff Booth
Welcome to Sazmining's Deep Dive into Solar Energy! Will speaks with Jeff Booth, author of The Price of Tomorrow. This episode covers inflation and deflation, what makes bitcoin so different compared to the traditional banking system, how does bitcoin mining effect society & energy consumption and how to discuss bitcoin mining's energy consumption in an effective way.    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/ BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining  TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-1:00 - Introduction  1:05-10:45 - Jeff's fundamental beliefs about bitcoin mining & solar energy  10:45-16:54 - Energy's role in society  17:19-22:30 - Future Trends  22:30-26:28 - What makes Bitcoin so special compared to traditional banking?  26:28-30:48 - How do you look at Bitcoin's Energy Consumption?  30:48-32:31 - The Perfect Currency   32:31-35:53 - What impact does bitcoin mining have on society & the environment?  35:53-40:00 - Go-to explanations to counter mainstream media narrative?  40:20-16:54 - How are things likely to evolve in the next 5-10 years?  47:20-48:17 - Conclusion   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103 → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1 → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7  SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com  FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/ → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w → Website: https://sazmining.com
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October 12, 2021
At The Edge of Computing | S2E9| The Sazmining Podcast with Guest Sam Enoka of Greensparc
Today Will speaks with Sam Enkoa, a Creative problem-solver innovating solutions in Energy, Technology & Finance and the CEO and Founder of Greensparc.  This episode covers Distributed Computing, what crypto miners tend to overlook in the Energy Markets, the future of The Edge & resiliency and so much more. Listen to learn more!    THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS: Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/ BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining  TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:48 - Introduction  0:49-5:08 - Sam’s Background   5:31-9:20 - Defining Energy Markets   9:21-12:53 - What do Cryptominers overlook when getting into Energy Markets?  12:52-17:25 - How can people become more informed on the Energy Sector?  17:26-20:57 -What is Distributed Computing?  20:58-24:41 - How do you see this technology evolving in relation to energy & blockchain?  24:42-30:11 - What upcoming use cases are you most excited for?  30:12-33:59 - What are the common educational gaps for your line of work?  34:00-35:13 - Where to find Sam Enoka & Greensparc   35:14-39:25 - How people overlook the complexities of the Energy Market  39:26-39:54 - Conclusion   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103 → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1 → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7  SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/ → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w → Website: https://sazmining.com
39:55
August 18, 2021
The Environment & Energy | Ron Macdonald Zinc8 | The Sazmining Podcast S2E8
THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED IN EARLY 2021  Today Will speaks with  Ron Macdonald  , the CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions. With both technical and economic factors in mind, Zinc8 Energy Solutions strives to meet the growing need for the renewable energy revolution. The two explore exciting topics, Ron's storied career past, The importance of green initiatives by corporations, how Zinc is used for a cleaner future, and more!  Listen in now to learn more! THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS: Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/ BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining TIMESTAMPS: 0:00-0:40 - Introduction 0:41-4:23 - Ron's Journey and current endeavors at Zinc8 4:24-6:33 - Going from a Small Business to Government Work 6:34-15:30 - Ron's time in Government 15:31-21:13 - Ron's time in Forestry  21:14-32:55 - What Zinc8 is doing today 32:56-37:49 - Zinc8 next steps and scaling  37:50-44:20 - What other technology is in this space? 44:21-47:03 - How the world handles large scale obstacles  47:04-52:44 - Ron's Favorite Book 52:44-53:49 - Conclusion WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW: → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103 → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1 → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES: → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7 SUPPORT THE SHOW: → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com FOLLOW US: → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/ → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w → Website: https://sazmining.com
53:50
August 06, 2021
Parallels between Gold Mining & Crypto Mining | S2E7 Frank Holmes | The Sazmining Podcast
Today Will speaks with Frank Holmes, the CEO of Hive Mining, a Blockchain Mining company that focuses on crypto mining and high-performance computing data centers. The two explore exciting topics, including insight on how environmental/governmental factors impact crypto miners, how to approach High Processing Computing and Proof of Stake as a Miner, and more! This conversation is especially unique because of Frank’s experience in the Gold industry and launching an ETF, as well as his deep knowledge of Finance. Listen in now to learn more!   THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining   TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:23 - Introduction  0:23-6:23 - How has the industry evolved and changed over time  6:24-15:02 - What is are the Impact of China’s Banning of Bitcoin Miners  15:03-16:19 - What are Some of the Best Places to Mine Bitcoin and Other Crypto?  16:20-26:32 - What to Understand Regarding the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governmental) Concerns Brought Up Surrounding Bitcoin Mining  26:33-33:00 - How and Why International Governments Affect Innovation Through Regulation. The Repeat of the 2018 Cycle  33:01-45:25 - What are the Most Exciting Trends Developing Over the Next 5-10 Years  45:26-51:30 - What Does the Future of Ethereum Look Like for Miners  51:31-54:50 - How Do You Approach High Processing Computing as a Business Model for Mining  54:51-58:42 - Conclusion   WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w   LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7   SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com   FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  → Website: https://sazmining.com
58:43
July 21, 2021
Let's Talk about Bitcoin Mining & The Environment | The Sazmining Podcast S2E6| Lee Bratcher
Today Will speaks with Lee Bratcher, President of the Texas Blockchain Council, an industry association that amalgamates the influence of their members to advocate for blockchain-centric public policy initiatives, educates members of government about the benefits of blockchain technology, and provides subject matter expertise on topics related to blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Starting with a discussion of legislation and economic incentives for bitcoin miners in Texas, Will and Lee dive into the environmental impact of bitcoin and how to frame the discussion. Listen to learn more about how bitcoin could actually help the US Dollar, how China's miner outlaw has effected the industry, and how bitcoin miners really affect the energy grid.  THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS:  Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/  BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining  TIMESTAMPS:  0:00-0:24 - Intro 0:24-2:50 - Background on Lee & The Texas Blockchain Council  2:50-4:21 - How The Texas Blockchain Council works with Members & Public Policy  4:21-6:56 - How do you discuss Blockchain technology with Public Policy Makers?  6:56-7:45 - China's approach to Bitcoin Mining  7:45-9:43 - How Bitcoin Mining is affecting the energy grid in Texas  9:43-13:57 - How Bitcoin Mining promotes renewables and the global benefits  13:57-19:02- How to frame the environmental narrative in The Bitcoin Mining Industry  19:02-21:08 - The global political and economic implications of bitcoin and USD  21:08-25:40 - El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin  25:40-29:13 - How does the mining industry evolve in the wake of China’s decision?  29:13-33:48 - What makes Texas stand out for bitcoin miners?  33:48-35:30- Lee’s favorite book  35:30-35:58- Conclusion  WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW:  → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast  → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103  → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w  LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES:  → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK  → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7  SUPPORT THE SHOW:  → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com  FOLLOW US:  → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining  → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/  → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w → Website: https://sazmining.com
36:07
July 14, 2021
How Bitcoin Mining & The Solar Industry Can Work Together |S2 E5| David Magid of YSG Solar
Today Will speaks with David Magid, the CEO of YSG Solar, an energy company that builds solar farms to generate electricity. The two dive deep into important factors regarding Solar Farms, including land, storage, and economics, but their conversation evolves into an intersection between Bitcoin Mining and Solar Power. Listen in to learn how stable power can make GPU’s last longer, how Bitcoin Mining can be used as an energy storage solution, and a detailed breakdown of the best path on using solar energy as a Bitcoin Miner! THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS: Amerex- https://sazmining.com/amerex/ BlockFi- https://blockfi.com/sazmining TIMESTAMPS: 0:00-1:24 - Intro 1:25-2:58 - Background on David 2:59-5:21 - YSG’s Focus 5:29-7:49 - How Land, Energy, Storage are Calculated Taken Into Account for a Solar Farm 7:50-10:09 - How are the Economics of a Solar Farm Figured Out? 10:10-11:47 - Lifespan of Panels and Time for Return on investment 11:48-15:12 - What is the Lifespan of a Bitcoin Mining GPU?  15:13-17:21 - Can Expand the Lifespan of a Bitcoin Mining GPU with Stable Low Cost Power?  17:22-21:14 - Pricing Electricity, What Goes Into It, and Impacts on Bitcoin Mining 21:15-24:29 - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Development 24:30-26:48 - How Will Policy and Regulation Affect Solar Industry 26:50-28:46 - Bitcoin Mining as a New Energy Storage Solution 28:47-32:20 - A Bit of History on Solar Farms and the Evolution of the Industry 32:21-35:54 - Favorite Book 35:55-45:15 - What’s the Best Path for a Bitcoin Miner Who Wants to Go Solar 45:16-48:35 - How Aware is the Renewable and Energy Production Industry of Bitcoin Mining 48:36-49:58 - Conclusion WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW: → Website: https://sazmining.com/podcast → Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-crypto-mining-the-sazmining-podcast/id1533055103 → Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7rldZMBuf447UHaWyV1UtV?si=SqsAW1aESNiiSbHwWSL8oQ&dl_branch=1 → YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w LISTEN TO OLD EPISODES: → Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN7aFLZkPRd20fNJbflXxZK → Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcctgrDmFCN1gX3R1uKL2bqTI-uUzTd7 SUPPORT THE SHOW: → Have an idea for a guest? Email Us: Podcast@Sazmining.com FOLLOW US: → Twitter: https://twitter.com/sazmining → LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sazmining-inc/ → YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0_Ymrq6PVZcNZP_Thvb2w → Website: https://sazmining.com/
49:59
July 07, 2021
The Sazmining Podcast | S2E4| Scot Johnson Digital Shovel
On Today's episode we dive into Energy & Cryptocurrency, with Digital Shovel's Scot Johnson   Learn more:  https://www.sazmining.com/  Our Sponsor: https://sazmining.com/amerex/
48:21
May 21, 2021
The Sazmining Podcast |S2 E3 | Crusoe Energy - Chase Lochmiller
On Today's episode we dive into Energy & Cryptocurrency, with Crusoe Energy's Chase Lochmiller.   Learn more:  https://www.sazmining.com/  Our Sponsor: https://sazmining.com/amerex/
36:57
May 07, 2021
Jesse Phillips | Binance
On Today's episode we dive into Mining Pools with Binace's Jesse Phillips.    Learn more:  sazmining.com  Our Sponsor: Amerex Our Guest: Jesse Phillips is an entrepreneur, thought leader, and Blockchain expert primarily involved in the areas of enterprise level Blockchain hardware infrastructure, business development, large scale energy procurement and generation solutions. Jesse specializes, and advises in the design, implementation, scaling, and investment strategies associated with the commercial level data mining sector. As an environmentalist, he is most passionate about transitioning electrically demanding Blockchain infrastructure projects onto underutilized and curtailed renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
48:12
March 26, 2021
S2E1 JP Baric | MiningStore
Visit Sazmining.com to learn more. JP Baric is the founder and CEO of MiningStore (https://miningstore.com​), a well-established technology company that manufactures and hosts professional-quality cryptocurrency miners. JP became interested in cryptocurrency as a freshman in high school and by his junior year was mining on a large-scale. In 2015 he launched MiningStore and quickly built a reputation for manufacturing some of the highest-quality rigs on the market. Today, JP is one of the leading experts on cryptocurrency mining and is a frequent guest and contributor on industry-leading outlets. He regularly consults with Fortune 500 companies on high-value projects and has helped develop detailed plans for large-scale commercial mining facilities Our Sponsors: Amerex Energy (https://sazmining.com/amerex/) Amerex Energy is a division of BGC/Cantor Fitzgerald and includes our sister company Amerex Brokers, the largest wholesale OTC brokerage in the US, whose daily volume of power & NG transactions is significant enough to be a market maker – Hedge funds, banks, suppliers & FERC purchase our proprietary data on a daily basis, to ensure that their associated product offerings are in line with the market at any given time. We at Amerex Energy Services use the same data marks to provide unparalleled market transparency to our clients. The data allows AES the distinct advantage of being able to build a client specific supply price from the bottom up, and to consider all of the many product options that may be available.
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March 10, 2021
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Aleksandar Kuzmanovic
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic  achieved great success in both the academic, and commercial world. He is a graduate of ETF Belgrade where he received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. He later went on to complete his PhD at Rice University. He began his career in Serbia as a System Engineer at Algotech Srbija and later a Research Scientist at IMP-Telecommunications. He then travelled to California where he was a Visiting Researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Advisor at Narus Inc. He was Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Nanjee Inc.. Today he is both a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University and Founder of bloXroute Labs, a Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) that is solving the largest problems that blockchains face today.   
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December 18, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Neil van Huis
In this week’s episode, we sat down with Blockfills Director of Sales & Institutional Trading Neil van Huis , for a discussion of the Blockchain and Crypto trading industry, check out Neil’s episode on The Sazmining Podcast here.   Today’s guest is an alum of Lewis University where he received his Bachelor’s in Finance and Business Management. Previously, he was a Senior Quantitative Trader for Transmarket Group in Chicago, one of the world's most credible proprietary trading firms. He then went on to start his own boutique trading firm where he was again a Senior Quantitative Trader and Managing Partner. Today, he is a Co-Founder of K+H Crypto LLC, an institutional trading and investment firm focused on leveraging years of capital markets investment experience to generate both excess returns in trading as well as successful venture investments. Neil also more actively is a Partner and the Director of Sales & Institutional Trading at Blockfills, a global financial services, technology and trading firm in the digital asset space. Blockfills provides liquidity, technology and clearing of digital assets for professional and institutional clients.
57:52
December 15, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Ethan Vera
In this week’s episode, we sat down with Luxor Tech CFO and Co-founder, Ethan Vera, for a broader discussion of Blockchain, Digital assets and crypto-mining industry, check out Ethan’s episode of The Sazmining Podcast here.   Today’s guest is an alum of Queen’s University where he received his Bachelor’s degree from the Smith School of Business. Prior to his current position, Ethan spent some time as a Portfolio Manager at Limestone Capital and in Investment Banking with Goldman Sachs. Today, he is CFO and Co-Founder of Luxor Technologies, which has built a range of solutions for scaling blockchain infrastructure, including a globally distributed mining pool, a hashrate network-switching engine, and a wide variety of blockchain software ranging from blockchain explorers to an ASIC management platform.
01:01:38
December 10, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Yael Tamar
In this week’s episode, we sat down with Solid Block CMO and Partner, Yael Tamar, for a discussion of the Blockchain and Tokenization industry, check out Yael’s episode of The Sazmining Podcast here.   Yael Tamar is CMO and Partner at SolidBlock, a new fundraising vehicle, offering a compliant global platform for the issuance and trade of digital securities backed by real estate and other assets. Yael is a financial strategist, speaker, advisor, and mentor with over a decade of experience, as well as, a regional co-chair at the Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise.
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December 08, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Russell Cann & Taras Kulyk
In this week’s episode, we sat down with 2 C- level managers in Core Scientific - Chief Customer Success Officer,Russell Cann, and Senior Vice President, Blockchain Business Development, Taras Kulyk, for a broader discussion of AI Technologies, Blockchain and crypto-mining industry, check out Russell and Taras’s episode of The Sazmining Podcast here.
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December 02, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Scott Handcock
In an interview recently with Sazmining’s William Szamosszegi, host of the Sazmining Podcast and CEO of Sazmining, William asked BitRiver Mining Chief Business Development Officer, Scott Hancock, about cryptocurrency mining and future technologies. Scott shared some compelling ideas about where he sees the future of crypto-mining.    To hear this directly from Scott, along with a broader exploration of the crypto-mining and hosting industry, check out Scott’s episode of The Sazmining Podcast here.   In this episode, you’ll hear Scott and William discuss:   Bit River’s hosting works Scott’s Mining and Hosting view  Outlooks on the future of the crypto mining industry AI Technologies  The future of the food service industry  Viewpoints on capital allocation into mining between now and the next halving.  Get to know more about Scott
43:56
November 30, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Laura Vidiella
In this week’s episode, we sat down with LedgerX Operations Manager, Laura Vidiella del Blanco, for a discussion of LedgerX and crypto-mining industry, check out Laura’s episode of The Sazmining Podcast here. Our guest today graduated from Esade with her Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Administration and Management. She also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she participated in the exchange program in Finance and Data Analytics. Laura went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.  She started her career as an Ethical Information Analyst at Covalence EthicalQuote. She has taken part in International conferences such as Geneva on global, social and economic issues. She became a Broker at  STX Services B.V. - which is a Brokerage Firm located in Amsterdam, and has helped to build the start-up Armored Things. She was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Boston University, and a Consultant at ECSI Consulting. Now, she is working at LedgerX, a US regulated bitcoin options exchange dedicated to helping individual traders and institutions do more with bitcoin.
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November 19, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Lea Thompson
In this week's episode of the Sazmining Podcast, we sat down with the founder of Girl Gone Crypto, Lea Thompson for a discussion on social media platforms and the world cryptocurrency. Her unique perspective as a content creator for both “ nerds and normies” helps her to see the future of mass adoption and how the crypto space will evolve in the future. In this episode, you’ll hear Lea and William discuss: How Lea started her journey in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry What mass adoption of blockchain and crypto could look like in the future Interesting upcoming crypto projects, ledgers, and platforms Advice for individuals wanting to get started with, and the future of content creation How to use social media platforms such as Twitter, Linkedin,Instagram, and TikTok to grow your business One of the biggest myths about blockchain The benefits of Bitcoin Our favorite Crypto conferences Book recommendations
49:14
November 12, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Rafael Cosman
In an interview recently with Sazmining’s William Szamosszegi, host of the Sazmining Podcast and CEO of Sazmining, William asked TrustToken CEO, Rafael Cosman about stablecoins, DeFi and TrueFi. Rafael also shared some compelling ideas about where he sees the future of the DeFi and the stablecoin market. Rafael Cosman is the CEO & Co-founder of TrustToken, makers of the world’s 1st compliant, independently attested digital dollar TUSD and 4 other global fiat-backed stablecoins, now moving billions of dollars around the world each month. Prior to TrustToken, Rafael helped build StreetCode, a non-profit that teaches East Palo Alto youth technical skills, and worked at Google Brain, Palantir, and Kernel. Rafael graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. In his free time, you’ll find Rafael reading or surfing.
01:09:34
November 06, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Kyle Herron
In an interview recently with Sazmining’s William Szamosszegi, host of the Sazmining Podcast and CEO of Sazmining, William asked Frontier Mining CGO, Kyle Herron, about cryptocurrency mining and blockchain. They also compared the difficulties about GPU mining and Asic mining. Kyle shared some compelling ideas about where he sees the future of crypto-mining. Kyle Herron graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic and Corporate Communication. His goal is not to just build a company, he wants to create a movement. As a repeat founder, he is focused on catalyzing independence, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He’s gotten his hands involved in multiple global initiatives. From being a TED Talk speaker at 18, to working with the Malaysian government’s startup program, building apps with underserved communities, helping start more than 50 companies, and to even teaching college classes, this guest continues to support and spread his mission. He is now taking his progressive approach to tackle three emerging areas: environmental degradation, political instability and technological transformation. As the Chief Growth Officer at Frontier Mining he is working to power the internet of trust by enabling people to participate in the blockchain revolution.
01:09:13
October 30, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Rolf Versluis
In an interview recently with Sazmining’s William Szamosszegi, host of the Sazmining Podcast and CEO of Sazmining, William asked Horizen, co-founder, Rolf Versluis about what sets ZCash apart from other cryptocurrencies. Rolf also shared some compelling ideas about where he sees the future of cryptocurrency and how he got involved in the industry
51:40
October 23, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Mason Jappa
William asked Blockware Solution’s CEO, Mason Jappa, about strategies for purchasing the latest mining equipment. Mason shared some compelling ideas about where he sees the future of crypto-mining.   Our Guest: Mason is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and received a BS in Finance and M.A.S. in Information Systems. He worked 3 years in Management Consulting – Information Technology Transformations and Integrations and 2 years – Solution Engineer at Fusion Risk Management. Today Mason is CEO at Blockware Solutions.
48:26
October 16, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Jimmy Vaiopoulos
Jimmy Vaiopoulos is a graduate of both Western University and the Ivey Business School. He was a Senior Associate and Consultant at KPMG Canada and later went on to become CFO of UGE International, a global renewable energy company. He held the position of CFO Hut 8 Mining Corp. for nearly 2 years, and recently stepped in as the Interim CEO for the company. Hut 8 mining is a publicly listed cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company operating over 100MW in Alberta Canada.
01:04:23
October 09, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Sergii Gerasymovych
On this episode of The Sazmining Podcast CEO of Sazmining, William asked EZ Blockchain’s CEO, Sergii Gerasymovych about blockchain, crypto-mining, and how EZ Blockchain plays in the industry. Sergii shared some compelling ideas about where he sees the future of bitcoin and crypto-mining.    Our Guest: Sergii Gerasymovych started his first company when he was 20 years old.  He is the previous Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Empire Business Translations. While initially failing, that did not stop him. He learned new skills and lessons, eventually trying different industries. A few years ago he jumped into Blockchain and got some successful traction. Today he is Founder and CEO of EZ Blockchain, a Chicago based Blockchain infrastructure company that designs, builds, and manages physical infrastructure for Proof of Work blockchains. EZ Blockchain uses digital assets mining and high-density computing as a physical tool to solve global waste energy such as gas flaring, stranded energy, electrical load imbalance, etc.   Thank you to our sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BlockFi and Cogent Law Group. our listeners can visit https://blockfi.com/sazmining for an exclusive offer for cryptocurrency management and check out Cogent Law Group (https://www.cogentlaw.co) for all of your legal needs.
43:27
October 02, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Benoy Thanjan
Our guest: Benoy Thanjan is the founder and CEO of Reneu Energy and he is also an adviser for several solar startup companies. He was the SREC trader in the project finance group for Solar City, which merged with Tesla in 2016. Benoy was the Vice President at Vanguard Energy Partner. He also worked for Ridgewood Renewable power. His extensive financial experience in the renewable energy industry and in the environmental commodities markets. Thank you to our sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BlockFi and Cogent Law Group. our listeners can visit https://blockfi.com/sazmining for an exclusive offer for cryptocurrency management and check out Cogent Law Group (https://www.cogentlaw.co) for all of your legal needs.
55:35
September 25, 2020
The Sazmining Podcast | Everything Crypto Mining - Peter Wall
Our Guest: Peter Wall is an alum of both Bishop’s University, and The University of British Columbia. After 10 years of working as a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he moved with his family to South East Asia. Based in Ubud, Bali, in 2013 he launched the highly successful Hubud, a groundbreaking co-working space that was a leader in the remote working and digital nomad movement (and one of the first places in Asia to accept Bitcoin payments!).In 2015, he moved back to Canada, and became the director of operations at Mobio Interactive, a start-up specializing in mobile health apps, and oversaw the launch of Wildflowers, a mindfulness meditation app. In 2017 he became director of communications at Canada C3, and In early 2018 he changed his focus to blockchain and cryptocurrency, VP operations with Argo Blockchain, and today, the CEO.  Thank you to our sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BlockFi and Cogent Law Group. our listeners can visit https://blockfi.com/sazmining for an exclusive offer for cryptocurrency management and check out Cogent Law Group (https://www.cogentlaw.co) for all of your legal needs.
53:37
September 22, 2020