Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Tom Shaughnessy
May 18, 2020 1 hr 10 min

Market Dispersion & Post-Crisis Consequences

In this episode, Kevin Kelly sits down with Mark Yukso, the CEO & CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management and Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, to discuss the current state of markets, implications of extreme policy decisions in the wake of COVID-19, and the potential role Bitcoin and crypto will play in its aftermath. Mark shares invaluable insights from his +25yrs in investment management, drawing parallels to prior downturns and tech cycles while sharing his views on where we're headed in the New Normal. View Video Interview Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S_6UntZ1eI - Twitter: Mark Yusko Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkYusko Kevin Kelly Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kevin_Kelly_II Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Support The Show Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD, and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
May 13, 2020 38 min

Multicoin's Ben and Tony: The Trust Spectrum

In this episode, Tom Shaughnessy talks with Ben Sparango and Tony Sheng of Multicoin capital to discuss their latest report on The Trust Spectrum. We will keep this short, as the episode covers everything - enjoy and share! - Check out the Trust Spectrum Report: https://multicoin.capital/2020/03/24/trust-spectrum/ - Twitter: Ben's Twitter: https://twitter.com/bennybitcoins Tony's Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonysheng Tom Twitter:https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Support The Show Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD, and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
May 11, 2020 56 min

The Tie's Joshua Frank: The State of Digital Assets

In this episode,Kevin Kelly talks with Joshua Frank, CEO of The Tie about their mega 60 page State Of Digital Assets Report. The Tie filters 850M+ tweets per day, tracks unique sentiment, conducted in-depth interviews and analyzed the wisdom of the crowd for this mega report. Check out the report: https://www.etoro.com/en-us/crypto/quarterly-report/ Resources Mentioned: Link to the State of Digital Assets Report: https://www.etoro.com/en-us/crypto/quarterly-report/ The Tie Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTIEIO Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Kevin Kelly Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kevin_Kelly_II Support The Show Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD, and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
May 06, 2020 1 hr 4 min

Haseeb Qureshi and Kevin Wang: Nervos' Strategy in China

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner at Dragonfly Capital ($100M fund) and and Kevin Wang, co-founder of Nervos. On this episode the three discuss the benefits of a localization strategy in China, competition between layer-1 blockchains, what makes Nervos different (specifically token economics and sustainability are covered) and much more. If you enjoy this episode, please share it! Video Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Resources Mentioned: Haseeb's Twitter: https://twitter.com/hosseeb Kevin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/knwang Nervos: https://twitter.com/NervosNetwork Chain Reaction YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Tom Shaughnessy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Support The Show Check Out Delphi Digital's Research https://www.delphidigital.io/ ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. https://bit.ly/3bundEl Visit Delta Exchange For A $10 Welcome Bonus! https://www.delta.exchange/Tom Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD, and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
May 03, 2020 1 hr 15 min

Tavi Costa and Kevin Kelly: Deficits, Debasements & Disconnects

In this episode,Kevin Kelly brings back Tavi Costa, of Crescat Capital to discuss his latest market outlook, the drastic disconnect between markets and the underlying economy, the growing risk of fiat currency debasement, consequences of historic monetary & fiscal responses, and why the current backdrop is bullish for scarce assets like gold, precious metals, and bitcoin in the coming years. Resources Mentioned: Link to Crescat Capital’s latest Macro Outlook -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfisLXIoi8M Link to Tavi’s previous episode – https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/chain-reaction-tavi-costa-kevin-kelly-macro-madness Tavi Costa Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaviCosta Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Kevin Kelly Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kevin_Kelly_II Support The Show ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. https://bit.ly/3bundEl Visit Delta Exchange For A $10 Welcome Bonus! https://www.delta.exchange/Tom Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD, and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
Apr 30, 2020 42 min

Brian Klein: Crypto's Most Esteemed, High Stakes Lawyer

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Brian Klein, partner at Baker Marquart, LLP. Brian is one of the most well known lawyers in the space with clients including Erik Voorhees, Block.One, Tezos' Kathleen and Arthur Brietman and others. On this episode we discuss representing major clients in the space, Brian's thoughts on the Telegram case, regulations (SEC) and more. Resources Mentioned: Brian's Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/brianeklein Baker Marquart: https://www.bakermarquart.com/index.php/trial-lawyers/brian-klein Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Tom Shaughnessy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Support The Show ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. https://bit.ly/3bundEl Visit Delta Exchange For A $10 Welcome Bonus! https://www.delta.exchange/Tom Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD, and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
Apr 27, 2020 1 hr 42 min

Arthur Breitman: A Deep Dive With One Of The Industry's Great Minds

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Arthur Breitman, Co-Founder of Tezos. In an all encompassing conversation, they discuss the pros and cons of proof of stake and proof of work networks; innovation vs competition; supply dynamics, thought experiments and more. Then, they have some fun discussing their shared interest in sci-fi through the lens of COVID-19, including whether Arthur believes we will colonize space or Antarctica first. Resources Mentioned: Arthur's Blog: https://ex.rs/ Arthur Breitman’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/arthurb Tezos website: https://tezos.com/ Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Tom Shaughnessy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Support The Show ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. https://bit.ly/3bundEl Visit Delta Exchange For A $10 Welcome Bonus! https://www.delta.exchange/Tom Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD, and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
Apr 22, 2020 1 hr 10 min

Jason Williams: Selling FastMed For $500M to Deploying $130M in Crypto

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Jason Williams, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital - a fund in the crypto space. Jason previously grew and sold FastMed, an urgent care provider for $500M and started Full Tilt Capital, a Venture Fund that deployed $18M into 63 deals. On this episode we discuss His take on COVID19 given Jason founded a massive urgent care business Issues with the health ecosystem in the United States and what will change The government's response to the crisis, including the payroll protection program (PPP). What the new normal looks like after COVID19 The Bitcoin Halving that is coming up Jason's investment thesis at Full Tilt Capital, his current thesis at Morgan Creek Digital, and what has changed thus far. What Jason looks for in founders and why he would pass on an investment. Convincing traditional entities, especially pension funds to invest in Morgan Creek Digital Resources Mentioned: Jason's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JWilliamsFstmed Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Tom Shaughnessy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Support The Show ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. https://bit.ly/3bundEl Visit Delta Exchange For A $10 Welcome Bonus! https://www.delta.exchange/Tom Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
Apr 20, 2020 49 min

Sia's David Vorick: Outcompeting Amazon Web Services, a $35B Revenue Giant

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to David Vorick, CEO, Co-Founder, and Lead Developer of Sia and Skynet. They discuss the benefits of a decentralized, free Internet, competing with Amazon Web Services, cloud storage pricing, security, privacy, and more. Key Points: Open source programming encourages innovation. Sia gives users back control over their data and privacy. Just because a certain technology exists, does not mean it should be leveraged. Episode Highlights: Sia gives users a cloud experience without requiring users to commit to a cloud provider. Now they have to make Sia competitive with AWS, because it isn’t enough to just make something decentralized, it has to also be competitive. David is confident that their technology is superior and that they can reach a point where they have the momentum to overtake Amazon. Sia held a hackathon where someone figured out how Sia could support livestreaming on its existing code, which developers had previously thought wasn’t easily doable, so something like that wouldn’t have happened in a centralized system. Sia currently secures its data through encryption. Traditional web apps store their data for their users on AWS, but in a decentralized model like this, users have complete control. Users pay for the bandwidth and the data themselves, so they aren’t losing money or revenue to a separate corporation hosting the data like you would on YouTube, for example. David doesn’t like the current trend of platforms preemptively censoring or filtering content and thinks it leads to limiting good faith conversation on the internet. Ultimately, users should have control over whether they opt into or out of filtering and censoring content for themselves. Amazon Web Services charges about $20 per terabyte per month, which is roughly the same as simply buying a new hard drive every month. Sia, by comparison, charges $2 per terabyte per month. The price of a Sia token is independent from the price of their storage. Data on the Sia network naturally gravitates towards high-performing nodes. Sia’s purpose is to be a technology that could be shut down or abandoned by David but still live on and still function. They’re trying to get to a world where infrastructure is taken care of for content creators, and those users don’t need to rely on advertising and product placement to get paid. High levels of tracking exist and corporations have access to these tools and this information, and we have no way of knowing whether they are using these dystopian tools responsibly. Quotes “We’ve seen with the open source world, when you open things up and allow tinkerers to mess around just because they have an idea, the amount of innovation you get substantially outpaces anything that a single centralized entity or corporation could do.” –David Vorick “I think that it should be possible to monetize without ads and it should just be automatic. If you create something that adds value to a bunch of people’s lives, you should automatically be paid for doing that without having to insert things like product placement.” –David Vorick Resources Mentioned: Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Tom Shaughnessy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. Sia website: https://sia.tech/ Skynet website: www.siasky.net Sia Discord channel: www.discord.gg/sia AWS Revenue: https://www.statista.com/statistics/233725/development-of-amazon-web-services-revenue/ Support The Show ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. https://bit.ly/3bundEl Visit Delta Exchange For A $10 Welcome Bonus! https://www.delta.exchange/Tom Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, CKB, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
Apr 13, 2020 51 min

Framework Ventures' Vance and Michael: Redefining Active Management

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Vance Spencer and Michael Anderson, the GP's of Framework Ventures. On this episode we discuss Why the fund doesn't invest in Ethereum killers Their investments in Synthetix, Chainlink, Edgeware and Futureswap Paths to decentralization with founders and leading teams Taking involvement as a fund to the next level with investments. Not just offering advice and connections and capital, but resources (developer resources and financial such as liquidity into protocol investments) . Resources Mentioned: ... Chain Reaction Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainpodcast Tom Shaughnessy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. Support The Show ZenLedger is the official tax software of Chain Reaction for crypto investors and accountants. Get a 15% discount when you use code Chain15. https://bit.ly/3bundEl Visit Delta Exchange For A $10 Welcome Bonus! https://www.delta.exchange/Tom Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, STX, SNX, RUNE, CKB, sUSD and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.