In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Kendall Cole, Head of Product at NEAR Protocol, a base-layer blockchain designed to provide the ideal environment for dapps by overcoming some of the limitations of competing systems—such as low throughput, low speeds, and poor cross-compatibility. Kendall is in the process of transitioning out of his current role … Continue reading Episode 284: Kendall Cole, Head of Product at NEAR Protocol & Co-Founder of Proximity Labs
In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Robert Materazzi, the CEO of Lukka. Prior to joining Lukka, he served as Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in large risk, regulatory, and cybersecurity-driven technology implementations for traditional financial institutions and foreign banking organizations. Robert also led the PwC Advisory Veterans Recruiting and Mentorship Initiative. Prior to PwC, … Continue reading Episode 269: Robert Materazzi, CEO of Lukka
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos. Arthur is an early architect of the Tezos protocol. Prior to becoming involved in Tezos full time, he worked at X and Waymo on self-driving cars. In his earlier career, he worked as a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Arthur … Continue reading Episode 266: Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Bryan Myint, the co-founder of Republic Crypto. Republic Crypto is the first vetted, compliant, and inclusive blockchain financing and investment platform. Bryan is also a Venture Partner at Outliers Fund and Founding Partner of Taureon Capital, a digital asset hedge fund. As an investor, he has seeded early … Continue reading Episode 259: Bryan Myint, Co-Founder of Republic Crypto
In this episode, Tegan Kline speaks with Doug Petkanics, the Founder and CEO at Livepeer, where he focuses on protocol research and software development. Livepeer is building an open-source video infrastructure platform, which leverages decentralization to drive down costs and meet the needs of developers building video streaming applications at scale. Prior to Livepeer, Doug … Continue reading Episode 251: Doug Petkanics, Founder, CEO at Livepeer Inc.
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Denelle Dixon, the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most … Continue reading Episode 250: Denelle Dixon, CEO of Stellar Development Foundation
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with William Quigley. Mr Quigley is a Managing Director of Magnetic, a crypto-focused investment fund. He was the first institutional investor in Paypal and has over 25 years of experience as a technology-focused venture capitalist. Mr Quigley has incubated and invested in more than 30 bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency-related … Continue reading Episode 242: William Quigley, Co-founder of Tether and WAX
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Hossein Azari, CEO of cmorq. As the Founder and CEO of cmorq, Hossein Azari has set out to level the world’s financial playing field. After his first fintech startup, Clarity Money was acquired by Goldman Sachs, Hossein began his journey to build a data management platform that allows everyday … Continue reading Episode 234: Hossein Azari, CEO of Cmorq