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.
Research of FinTech Policy in Blockchain & Digital Assets
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.
Startup Law & Fundraising: Lessons for Founders & Advisors
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.
Launching the first IPO of a Security Token - INX
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.
Going Public - Taking Entrepreneurs to Nasdaq IPO all on TV
In this episode we interview Todd Goldberg, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Crush Capital, creators of the Entrepreneur.com 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.
Digital Assets & Bitcoin from your Investment Advisors
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.
Venture Capital Firm Investing in Non-Degreed Founders
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.
FinTech, Banking, Crypto and Financial Trust
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.
Micro VC & Founders | $1K For Families Impacted by Pandemic
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.
Founder Lessons for Venture Capital Conversations
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.
Accelerating the Token Economy for Organizations
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.
5G and Digital Transformation for Startups & Enterprise
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.
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.
Fund of Funds for Blockchain and Crypto VC
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.
Accounting & FinTech in Crypto, and the role of Venture Capital
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.
Building Technology in Finance, DeFi, and Blockchain
In this episode we interview Lex Sokolin, CMO and Global FinTech Co-Head at ConsenSys.
The Foundation of Strategy to Execution
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.
Commerce & Rewards in Bitcoin Adoption
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.
Financial Institutions vs Bitcoin & Crypto Institutions
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.
Financial Marketing: How Banks Market
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.
COVID-19 Talks with TF Podcast
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.
The History of Money: Fiat, Gold, Silver, Diamonds
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.
Crypto Wallets and Cyber Security in the new Digital World
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.
Non-Fungible Assets: Gaming, Collectibles, Real Estate, Commerce
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.
Social Media's Influence on Investment Decisions
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.
Connecting Governments & Corporations with Equitable Tech
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.
Bitcoin Halving's Growth Marketing Opportunity
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.
Payments Tech & Digital Assets in Emerging Markets
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.
VC & Angel Investment Outlook during COVID19
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.
Social Media's Influence on Investment Decisions
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.
Purchasing Bitcoin is Accessible & Essential to Main Street
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.
Health Insurance Impact of COVID19 & Blockchain’s Potential
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.
New Energy Paradigm: Investing in Oil has Changed Forever
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.
Digital Dollar, Digital Assets, and Bitcoin as the Sovereign Hedge
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.
Dollar Cost Averaging your Bitcoin
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.
Cyber Security at Home in Times of COVID19
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.
Bitcoin Halving and COVID19: Crypto Mining Perspective
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.
Authoritarianism’s effect on Financial Stability & Bitcoin’s Opportunity
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.
COVID19 Impact on Commercial Real Estate & Digital Assets
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.
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.
Oil Crashes: What it means for Markets, Bitcoin, and Metals
In this episode we speak with Greg Nguyen, Founding Team Member, Due Diligence and Capital Raise at GenesysOne Capital, a a hybrid fund of funds that invests in digital assets and digital asset funds. In this episode Nguyen discusses oil crashes and what it means for markets, bitcoins, and metals.