Episode 238: Alexander S. Blum, Managing Director of Two Prime

Around the Coin Episode 238 Alexander S. Blum, Managing Director of Two Prime

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Alexander S. Blum, managing director of Two Prime. Alexander bought his first bitcoin for $9 in 2012 and has been professionally involved with the industry ever since. Two Prime offers an actively-managed BTC and ETH long fund, focusing on wealth preservation and a secondary focus on growth. He … Continue reading Episode 238: Alexander S. Blum, Managing Director of Two Prime

Episode 236: Aaron K., Head of Listings, CoinMarketCap

Around the Coin Episode 236 Aaron K, Head of Listings Coinmarketcap

In this episode, Min Kim interviews Aaron K, Head of the listings team at CoinMarketCap, the world's leading cryptocurrency data aggregator. Aaron was employee #16 (out of 30) at CoinMarketCap and had a front-row seat to the events leading up to the acquisition. An ex-central banker, Aaron was a founding employee at the FinTech & … Continue reading Episode 236: Aaron K., Head of Listings, CoinMarketCap

Episode 234: Hossein Azari, CEO of Cmorq

Around the Coin Episode 234 Hossein Azari CEO cmorq

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

Episode 231: Aaron Kaplan, Co-CEO of Prometheum

Around the Coin Episode 231 Aaron Kaplan Co-CEO Prometheum

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Aaron Kaplan, the founder and co-CEO of Prometheum, Inc., a NYC based fintech company building a Federal Securities Law compliant, blockchain native, public market infrastructure servicing the entire digital asset lifecycle. Aaron is also of counsel at Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum, where since 2013 he has focused his practice on … Continue reading Episode 231: Aaron Kaplan, Co-CEO of Prometheum

Episode 228: Kenny Li, COO of Manta Network

Around the Coin Episode 228 Kenny Li COO Manta Network

In this episode, Min Kim interviews Kenny Li, the COO and co-founder of Manta Network. Manta network is the plug-and-play privacy protocol for the entire DeFi stack. Kenny is a serial entrepreneur with a decade of experience in scaling startups. He started mining Bitcoin in 2013, and has worked on crypto projects. He received his … Continue reading Episode 228: Kenny Li, COO of Manta Network

Episode 227: Kory Hoang, Founder of Stably

Around the Coin Episode 227 Kory Hoang Founder Stably

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Kory Hoang, Founder of Stably. Prior to founding Stably, Kory was a Private Equity Data Analyst for PitchBook in Seattle. Kory is also a quant who has consulted for money managers, hedge funds and CTAs on many subjects ranging from VIX derivatives to cryptocurrencies and algorithmic trading. Kory … Continue reading Episode 227: Kory Hoang, Founder of Stably

Episode 226: Zack Seward, Managing Editor at Coindesk

Around the Coin Episode 226 Zack Seward Managing Editor Coindesk

In this episode, our co-host, Min Kim speaks with Zack Seward, managing editor in charge of CoinDesk's business desk. Previously, Zack was the editor-in-chief of Technical.ly, a network focused on local tech communities on the U.S. East Coast. Prior to that, Seward worked as a reporter covering business and technology for a pair of NPR … Continue reading Episode 226: Zack Seward, Managing Editor at Coindesk

Episode 222: Ally Medina, CEO of Paloma Pay

Around the Coin Episode 222 Ally Medina CEO Paloma Payments

Ally Medina is the former Mayor of Emeryville and Director of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition. She has used her regulatory expertise to develop a compliant solution for cannabis businesses to use crypto for contactless payments and launched Paloma Pay in January of 2021. Ally Medina, CEO Paloma Pay Co-Hosts: Mike Townsend: https://www.linkedin.com/in/townsendmike/ Faisal Khan: https://faisalkhan.com Kinsa Durst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinsadurst … Continue reading Episode 222: Ally Medina, CEO of Paloma Pay