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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Dec 4, 2018

Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower Capital, explains why he likes how short-term trades concentrate risk in investment, why, "no matter what," he thinks Bitcoin is a good-value buy today, and how big university endowments investing in crypto now could eventually lead institutions to go from having a fear-of-loss attitude about crypto to having FOMO. He also dives into why he's not as excited about generalized mining as some of BlockTower's crypto fund peers and who he thinks is really well-poised in that space. We also discuss why Bitcoin futures didn't have a positive impact on the price and what effect Bakkt and Fidelity launching their crypto products could have. Plus, he responds to people who accused him of insider trading when a private conversation in which he mentioned Stellar was acquiring enterprise blockchain startup Chain was released.

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Episode links:

Ari Paul:

BlockTower Capital:

Harvard, Stanford, MIT endowments invest in crypto:

Yale endowment invests in a16z and Paradigm:

Bitcoin Cash hard fork recap:

Unconfirmed episode on Bitcoin Cash hard fork with Aaron Van Wirdum:

Unchained episode with Riccardo Spagni of Monero:

Unchained episode with Jake Brukhman and Tushar Jain of Multicoin Capital:

Unconfirmed episode with Fidelity's Tom Jessop:

Ari's private conversation in which he mentioned Stellar was acquiring Chain:

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde's talk on the case for central bank digital currencies: