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TF Podcast

With Jonathan G. Blanco

TF Labs presents the TF Podcast, where host Jonathan G. Blanco invites guest to discuss the latest in technology and finance, often related to bitcoin, crypto, and blockchain.


Episode 121

Bitcoin Futures & Future of Bitcoin in Financial Markets


Brock Connelly

In this episode, we interview Brock Connelly, CEO of Roundblock Capital LLC, a company that enables their clients to effectively navigate the US Exchange Traded Bitcoin Futures markets. RoundBlock is the conduit that connects worldwide Crypto markets to the US regulated futures infrastructure. In this episode, host Jonathan G. Blanco and Brock discuss bitcoin futures and the future of bitcoin in financial markets.

Episode 120

Research of FinTech Policy in Blockchain & Digital Assets


Linda Jeng

In this episode, we interview Linda Jeng, Visiting Scholar on Financial Technology at Georgetown Law and the Global Head of Policy & Special Counsel at Transparent Systems. Host Jonathan G. Blanco and Linda discuss financial regulation, policy and money, along with blockchain and digital assets play a factor. Linda has been researching financial technology for many years having spent time in government, education, and the private sector.

Episode 119

Startup Law & Fundraising: Lessons for Founders & Advisors


Paul Swegle

In this Live TF Labs interview, we speak with Paul Swegle is an Entrepreneurial General Council with extensive experience as a Startup Lawyer, having worked with startups from founding to leading towards IPO. Before Startups, Paul served as an Attorney for the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Episode 118

Launching the first IPO of a Security Token - INX


Mason Borda

We interview Mason Borda, CEO and CoFounder of Tokensoft, a security token platform leading the IPO for INX Token. It supports the highest standards for regulation and compliance, regardless of jurisdiction. TokenSoft's platform offers a bespoke suite of technology and consulting services to meet the needs of the entire lifecycle of a digital security, including onboarding, distribution, custody, and ongoing administration.

Episode 117

Going Public - Taking Entrepreneurs to Nasdaq IPO all on TV


Todd Goldberg

In this episode we interview Todd Goldberg, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Crush Capital, creators of the show "Going Public", a groundbreaking original series that follows the stories of entrepreneurs as they raise capital and aspire to take their companies public to a Nasdaq IPO.

Episode 116

Digital Assets & Bitcoin from your Investment Advisors


Dan Eyre

In this episode we interview Dan Eyre, CoFounder and CEO of Blockchange, a Digital Asset sales service for Registered Investment Advisors, essentially allowing financial planners to sell Bitcoin and Digital Assets to their clients. Blockchange recently announced a partnership with Gemini, which is owned by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, two of Bitcoin's most prominent supporters.

Episode 115

Venture Capital Firm Investing in Non-Degreed Founders


Danielle Strachman

In this episode we interview Danielle Strachman, Founder and General Partner at 1517,  supports teams with grant, pre-seed, and seed funding for technology startups. Strachman is also  is the visionary behind the Thiel Summit series that has been attended by some 2000 young entrepreneurs. We discuss venture capital firm investing in non-degreed founders.

Episode 114

FinTech, Banking, Crypto and Financial Trust


Scott Purcell

In this episode we interview Scott Purcell, Founder and CEO of Prime Trust, a Financial Trust and Custodian for Banks and Crypto Institutions. Purcell is a serial entrepreneur with experience in banking, securities, technology, and internet infrastructure. We discuss fintech, banking, crypto and financial trust.

Episode 113

Micro VC & Founders | $1K For Families Impacted by Pandemic


Minda Brusse

In this episode we interview Minda Brusse, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of First Row Partners as well as Co-Founder of the 1K Project. First Row Partners funds early stage startups ready for a big leap forward. They invest in solving meaningful human problems with technology and typically focus on software. We discuss Micro VC & Founders on this episode of TF Podcast.

Episode 112

Founder Lessons for Venture Capital Conversations


Mac Conwell

In this TF Labs podcast we interview, McKeever (Mac) Conwell,II, who goes by the name on Twitter "Mac the VC", and discuss lessons for Founders when raising Venture Capital. We discus how to get ready, what certain VC responses actually mean, analogies on how capital is raised and selected, as well as insight in the direction of Venture Capital.

Episode 111

Accelerating the Token Economy for Organizations


Marley Gray

In this episode Marley Gray, Principal Architect at Microsoft and Chairman on the Interwork Alliance. Marley has been a leader in the Enterprise Blockchain sector, leading Blockchain at Microsoft in the early days, building the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and now with his work on the Interwork Alliance.

Episode 110

5G and Digital Transformation for
Startups & Enterprise


Jim Brisimitzis

In this interview we speak with Jim Brisimitzis, Founder & General Partner of 5G Open Innovation Lab, a community partnership across developers, startups, technology platforms, enterprises, academic researchers, and the public sector organizations. Jim discusses with TF Labs, Founder Jonathan G. Blanco the impact 5G will have on technology and innovation for Startups and Enterprise, while leading to new optimizations currently not possible in 4G.

Episode 109

Technology Requirements for Enterprise Blockchain


Tim Wagner & Shruthi Rao

In this episode we interview the Tim Wagner and Shruthi Rao, the Co-Founders of Vendia, having recently raised $5 million to solve for data distribution and solving for with infrastructure and elements of blockchain. We discuss how in Enterprise what is most important is solving your business and technology requirements, rather than forcing a specific technology.

Episode 108

Fund of Funds for
Blockchain and Crypto VC


Brooke Pollack

In this episode we speak with Brooke Pollack, Founder and Managing Partner of Hutt Capital, a Fund of Funds specifically for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Venture Capital Funds. Fund of Funds is a term given to investment funds which invest in Venture or Investments, they often do not make investment in individual companies.

Episode 107

Accounting & FinTech in Crypto, and the role of Venture Capital


Pat Larsen

In this episode we interview, Pat Larsen CEO and Co-Founder of ZenLedger, Tax Return and Management software for Cryptocurrency traders. Pat discusses how he discovered the need for crypto tax software and the ability to create a SaaS model for scaling his business, which Venture Capital finds attractive as predictable revenue which in theory increases over time.

Episode 106

Building Technology in Finance, DeFi, and Blockchain


Lex Sokolin

In this episode we interview Lex Sokolin, CMO and Global FinTech Co-Head at ConsenSys.

Episode 105

The Foundation of Strategy to Execution


Brad Chase

In this episode we speak with Brad Chase, former Senior Vice President of Microsoft. Now he is a strategy, leadership and marketing consultant to CEOs and senior executives mostly in the software business, served on numerous boards and also done a lot of public speaking. We discuss his book "Strategy First," and the foundation of strategy to execution.

Episode 104

Commerce & Rewards in Bitcoin Adoption


Alex Adelman

In this episode we speak with Alex Adelman, CEO and CoFounder of Lolli, an app that allows you to earn bitcoin when you shop. Alex discusses his app and the commerce and rewards associated with bitcoin adoption.

Episode 103

Financial Institutions vs Bitcoin & Crypto Institutions


John Wu

In this episode we speak with speak with John Wu, the President of AVA Labs. John spent significant time in traditional finance via working in hedge funds with technology investing. In this conversation he draws parallels to the legacy financial system with the crypto and bitcoin system.

Episode 102

Financial Marketing: How Banks Market


Bill Wreaks

In this episode we speak with Bill Wreaks, CEO of The Gramercy Institute. Bill works with Financial Institutions as they come up with their Financial Marketing plans. We discuss how banks Market to their clients, how traditional finance associates risk, and perception of digital currencies and bitcoin.

Episode 101

COVID-19 Talks with TF Podcast


Zack Nelson

In this episode we speak with Zack Nelson, President and Co-Founder of the Blockchain society at the University of Washington. We discuss COVID-19 and it effects on the workplace.

Episode 100

The History of Money: Fiat, Gold, Silver, Diamonds


Erik Jansen

In this episode we speak with Erik Jansen, Sr. Managing Partner at Windermere Realty Management Company. Jansen is a seasoned operational and financial executive in building technology and real estate-based businesses and is an active investor in venture capital. Jansen discusses the history of money regarding fiat, gold, silver, and diamonds.

Episode 99

Crypto Wallets and Cyber Security in the new Digital World


Viktor Radchenko

In this episode we speak with Viktor Radchenko, the CEO and CoFounder of Trust Wallet, which was acquired by Binance in 2018. Viktor discusses how he started working on crypto and bitcoin wallet technology, his background in cyber security, and how he has been operating Token Wallet.

Episode 98

Non-Fungible Assets: Gaming, Collectibles, Real Estate, Commerce


Jonathan Hineline

In this episode we speak with Jonathan Hineline, Co-Founder and CEO of Bittress, a DeFi project providing an online marketplace (DAPP) for the evolving virtual property ecosystem. Hineline discusses non-fungible assets regarding gaming, collectibles, real estate, and commerce.

Episode 97

Social Media's Influence on Investment Decisions


Joe Vezzani

In this episode we speak with Joe Vezzani, CEO at LunarCrush, a company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze cryptocurrency data from dozens of sources to uncover valuable insights you can use to make confident, data-driven trading decisions. Brooke discusses social media's influence on investment decisions.

Episode 96

Connecting Governments & Corporations with Equitable Tech


Nadia Hewett

In this episode we speak with Nadia Hewett, Emerging Technology (Blockchain) and Digitization Practitioner and Strategist at World Economic forum, a non-profit that helps connect communities of leaders around global issues through high-level meetings, research, initiatives and digital networks. Hewett discusses connecting governments and corporations with equitable tech.

Episode 95

Bitcoin Halving's Growth Marketing Opportunity


Justin Wu

In this episode we speak with speak with Justin Wu, who is on the marketing team at Uplead, which is a B2B data provider and technology company based in Southern California providing instant access to millions of verified B2B contacts with direct email addresses. Wu discusses bitcoin halving's growth marketing opportunity.

Episode 94

Payments Tech & Digital Assets in Emerging Markets


Taban Cosmos

In this episode we speak with Taban Cosmos, CTO and Cofounder Guide, a premier B2B Learning & Talent Development SaaS Platform helping distributed teams and 1B+ knowledge workers learn the skills they need to succeed on-the-job and in their careers. Cosmos discusses payments tech and digital assets in emerging markets.

Episode 93

VC & Angel Investment Outlook during COVID19


David Segura

In this episode we speak with David Segura, an accomplished executive and investor at German Accelerator, a company that empowers German startups to scale globally. Segura discusses VC and Angel investment outlook during COVID-19.

Episode 92

Social Media's Influence on Investment Decisions


Cal Evans

In this episode we speak with Cal Evans, Market Leading Cryptocurrency Lawyer and Strategy Expert at Gresham International, the market leader in Cryptocurrency Compliance and Strategy. Evans discusses legal framework during marketing growth.

Episode 91

Purchasing Bitcoin is Accessible & Essential to Main Street


Neil Bergquist

In this episode we speak with Neil Bergquist, CEO and CoFounder at Coinme, a a leading digital currency exchange on a mission to make digital currency more accessible for everyone. Bergquist discusses how purchasing bitcoin is accessible and essential to main street.

Episode 90

Health Insurance Impact of COVID19 & Blockchain’s Potential


Nick Soman

In this episode we speak Nick Soman, CEO and Co-Founder of Decent, and discuss how the Health Insurance Industry will be disrupted and changed, especially as COVID19 has shifted the paradigm. In addition to Health Insurance, Nick and Jonathan discuss Blockchain's potential though not being ready at this time for scale, how Bitcoin was Nick's entry point and still follows, and how people can try to use the adversity they have experienced in their lives as a super power.

Episode 89

New Energy Paradigm: Investing in Oil has Changed Forever


Victor Sauers

In this episode we speak with Victor Sauers, Chief Executive Officer at TKO Energy Capital, a company that provides policy advisement, technology vetting, business development, funding preparation and consultative solutions. Bergquist discusses how purchasing bitcoin is accessible and essential to main street. Sauers discusses the New Energy Paradigm and how investing in oil has changed forever.

Episode 88

Digital Dollar, Digital Assets, and Bitcoin as the Sovereign Hedge


Bob Cornish

In this episode we speak with Bob Cornish, Partner at Anderson Kill, where his is focused on assisting blockchain and global financial markets innovators Bergquist discusses how purchasing bitcoin is accessible and essential to main street. Cornish discusses the digital dollar, digital assets, and bitcoin as the sovereign hedge.

Episode 87

Dollar Cost Averaging your Bitcoin


Cory Klippsten

In this episode we speak with Cory Klippsten, Founder of SwanBitcoin, which provides users with an easy way to set up repeat purchases of Bitcoin, straight from your bank account. He also serves as an advisor to Unchained Capital and Riot Blockchain, and is a partner in PurposeLab and Bitcoiner Ventures. As an advisor he has supported more than $250M of fundraising since 2016, and as an angel has funded 20+ early stage startups. Klippsten discusses the dollar cost of averaging your bitcoin.

Episode 86

Cyber Security at Home in Times of COVID19


Frances Dewing

In this episode we speak with Frances Dewing, CEO at Rubica, an industry-leading cybersecurity technology operates as an enterprise-grade digital bodyguard for all your devices with the unique ability to extend cyber protection anywhere. Dewing regularly consult to boards, Fortune 100 executives, and HNW private client groups on cybersecurity issues and best practices. In this episode Dewing discusses cyber security at home in times of COVID-19.

Episode 85

Bitcoin Halving and COVID19: Crypto Mining Perspective


Kristy-Leigh Minehan

In this episode we speak with Kristy-Leigh Minehan, Consultant at Core scientific, a Core Scientific is a leader in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence hosting, transaction processing and application development. In this episode Minehan discusses bitcoin halving & COVID19 from a crypto mining perspective.

Episode 84

Authoritarianism’s effect on Financial Stability & Bitcoin’s Opportunity


Alex Gladstein

In this episode we speak with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at Human Rights Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. In this episode we interview Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation as we discuss how dictatorships and authoritarianism effect on the financial stability of nations and economies.

Episode 83

COVID19 Impact on Commercial Real Estate & Digital Assets


Sean Hsieh

In this episode we speak with Sean Hsieh, Founder & CEO at Concreit, a platform designed to simplify the real estate investing process and make it accessible to everyday investors. Hsieh discusses COVID-19 and its impact on commercial real estate and digital assets.

Episode 82

Independent Music and a reflection on Bitcoin



In this episode we speak with Zuby, an independent rapper, podcast host, author, public speaker and creative entrepreneur, with over 400,000 followers online. In this episode Zuby discusses independent music and a reflection on bitcoin.

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