Episodes

What Proof of Human Existence Can Do – Victor Paradigm, Founder of Humanode – E50

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Victor, Founder of Humanode.  At a high level Humanode can prove the identity of users through a novel authentication schemes...

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How Are Crypto Funds Regulated In The U.S.? Greg Xethalis, General Counsel for Multicoin Capital – E49

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Greg Xethalis, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Multicoin Capital. Being involved with the legal side of the cryptosphere...

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Estonia: The Birth of a Digital Country. Dan Bogdanov, Head of R&D at Cybernetica – E48

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Dan Bogdanov, Director of the Information Security Institute at Cybernetica and the Co-Inventor of Sharemind. With a Ph.D. in Informatics...

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Can Hyperledger Make the World a Better Place? Nancy Min, Chair of Hyperledger’s Social Impact Group and Founder of Ecolong, LLC – E47

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Nancy Min, Chair of Hyperledger’s Social Impact Group and Founder of Ecolong, LLC. With extensive experience in the technology space,...

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When Does Code Defer to Law? Andrew Hinkes, Partner at K&L Gates – E46

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Drew Hinkes, Partner at K&L Gates and Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern and NYU School of Law. With extensive legal...

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How Congress Got Tax Reporting Laws Wrong. Abraham Sutherland, Founder of Saker Group – E45

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Abraham Sutherland, Founder of Saker Group and Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.  With expertise in...

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Why Isn’t There More Hype about Hyperledger? Matt Zand, Author of Hands-On Smart Contract Development With Hyperledger Fabric

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Matt Zand, Author of Hands-On Smart Contract Development With Hyperledger Fabric. With expertise in Hyperledger Fabric and private distributed ledger...

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Crypto Politics & the Regulation of Swaps: Christine Parker, Partner at Reed Smith LLP – E43

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Christine Parker, Partner at Reed Smith. As an accomplished attorney with expertise in regulatory, enforcement, and transactional matters relating to...

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NFT’s: You Get What You Get and You Don’t Get Upset, Nelson Rosario, Principal at Smolinski Rosario Law – E42

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Nelson Rosario, Partner at Smolinski Law. As an accomplished attorney with expertise in the cross section of digital assets and...

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Jack Lu and Weija Zhang, Wanchain: How to Bridge across 10,000 Blockchains – E41

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guests are Jack Lu and Weijia Zhang, CEO and VP of Engineering at Wanchain. Wanchain provides solutions for the connectivity problem inhibiting...

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DAO’s and the Social Graph: Jenil Thakker, CEO of Coinvise – E40

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Jenil Thakker, CEO of Coinvise. Coinvise is dedicated to the creation of Ethereum-based financial infrastructures for personal and community-owned capital....

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Jonathan Wu, Crypto Analyst: What Makes a Stablecoin Stable?

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is crypto analyst Jonathan Wu. With skills gained through a decade of consulting, private equity, and founding organizations in several different...

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Uri Klarman, CEO of bloXroute: Layer Zero and the Need for Speed

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Uri Klarman, CEO of bloXroute Labs. BloXroute Labs is a layer zero solution to the scalability issues that inhibit blockchain’s...

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Eric Hess, What Is the SEC Signaling to DAO’s? – E37

This week’s episode of The Encrypted Economy is dedicated to the discussion of the current legal environment and relevant news regarding decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations...

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Thomas Attema, Cryptography Scientist at TNO: Privacy Tech At Work In The Kingdom – E36

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Research Scientist Thomas Attema, a cryptographer from the Netherlands-based applied research institute TNO. TNO works to bridge the gap between...

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Chris Rodriguez, Somos Ancestria & Daniel Uribe, Genobank.io: Building a Latino Genome Bank through NFT’s

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guests are Daniel Uribe, CEO of Genobank and Christian Rodriguez, CTO of Somos Ancestria. Genobank and Somos Ancestria work together to ensure...

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Riana Pfefferkorn, Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory: Is Encryption Safe from the Law?

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Riana Pfefferkorn, Research Scholar at Stanford’s Internet Observatory Lab. Stanford Internet Observatory is a cross-disciplinary program dedicated to studying the...

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Richard Yan: COO, Vite Labs & The Blockchain Debate Host: How Do You Scale Proof of Stake?

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Richard Yan, COO of Vite Labs. Vite Labs is a technology company that seeks to innovate decentralized systems and create...

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Dave Jevans, CEO of CipherTrace, Can Crypto Can Clear AML’s Hurdles?

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Dave Jevans, CEO of CipherTrace. CipherTrace was founded in 2015 and provides anti-money laundering compliance solutions to the world of...

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Jeanine Hightower and Corey Wendling, Atomyze:  Time To Tokenize The Commodities Markets

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guests are Jeanine Hightower-Selitto and Corey Wendling, CEO and CTO of Atomyze LLC. Atomyze utilizes blockchain technologies to revolutionize the commodities marketplace,...

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James Putra, Crypto Strategy, Tradestation: Who Is Going to Add Digital Assets on Their Balance Sheet?

Follow The Encrypted Economy on your favorite platforms!  Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Facebook   This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is James Putra, Vice President...

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Sasa Milic: How to Improve Data for Smart Contracts

Follow The Encrypted Economy on your favorite platforms!  Twitter  LinkedIn  Instagram  Facebook  This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Sasa Milic, a Co-Founder of API3. API3 is...

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Marc Boiron, General Counsel for DeFi Protocol dYdX, What Cryptolaw Is Talking About Now

Follow The Encrypted Economy on your favorite platforms!  Twitter  LinkedIn  Instagram  Facebook  This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Marc Boiron, General Counsel for dYdX. Marc has...

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Rand Hindi, CEO of Zama.ai: How End To End Encryption is Coming To AI and The Internet

Follow The Encrypted Economy on your favorite platforms! Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Facebook This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Rand Hindi, the CEO of Zama.AI. Any previous...

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Mark Wetjen, CEO of MIAX Futures: Adapting To Disruption Through Digital Asset History

Follow The Encrypted Economy! Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Facebook This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Mark Wetjen, the CEO of MIAX Futures. Mark’s career in finance has...

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Reuben Bramanathan, IDEO CoLab Ventures: Social Tokens, Personal Tokens and NFTs

Follow The Encrypted Economy on your favorite platforms! Twitter  LinkedIn  Instagram  Facebook  This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Reuben Bramanathan. Reuben is a true innovator in...

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Shari Noonan, CEO of Rialto Markets: Creating an SEC Regulated Marketplace for Securitized Tokens

On this week’s episode of The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Shari Noonan, the CEO, and Co-Founder of Rialto Markets. Rialto is a registered Broker-Dealer, operating an Alternative Trading...

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Nigel Smart, Founder of Unbound Security: Divorces and Enterprise Cryptography, The Perfect Match

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Nigel Smart, a Co-Founder of Unbound Security and Professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Nigel’s reputation as a...

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Scott Purcell, CEO of Prime Trust on Empowering Fintech Innovation with Infrastructure Solutions

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Scott Purcell, the Founder, and CEO of Prime Trust. Despite the industry-shaping disruption that Prime Trust has brought to financial...

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Special Epsiode: The Encrypted Economy, Looking Ahead

This episode of The Encrypted Economy is a unique one, coming to you outside our normal publishing schedule.  We will still air our weekly interview with a new guest...

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Nick Neuman, CEO of Casa: On Safeguarding The Crypto Wallet

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest in Nick Neuman, the CEO of Casa. Nick’s company provides a one-of-a-kindprivate key management platform aimed atthe self-custody of Bitcoin. Casa...

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Kevin McCarthy, VP of Business Development at Inpher: On Secret Computing

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Business Development at Inpher. Inpher is another major player in the privacy enhancing technologies (PETs)...

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Donna Redel, NY Angels Board Member & Digital Asset Professor on Investing in Disruptive Technologies

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Donna Redel. She is an Angel Investor on the board of New York Angels, and an Adjunct Professor of Law...

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John Verry, Founder of Pivot Point Security: A New Cybersecurity Standard Is Emerging and Is Here To Stay

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is John Verry. John is the Founder of Pivot Point Security, as well as the host of his own podcast called...

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John Verry, Founder of Pivot Point Security: A New Cybersecurity Standard Is Emerging and Is Here To Stay – E17

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is John Verry. John is the Founder of Pivot Point Security, as well as the host of his own podcast called...

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Matt Hougan: Allocating To Digital Assets, Bitcoin ETF and The First Ever DeFi Index Fund

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Matt Hougan, the CIO of Bitwise Asset Management. Bitwise was founded in 2017 and brought investors the first cryptocurrency index...

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Matt Hougan, CIO of Bitwise: Allocating To Digital Assets, Bitcoin ETF and The First DeFi Index Fund – E16

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Matt Hougan, the CIO of Bitwise Asset Management. Bitwise was founded in 2017 and brought investors the first cryptocurrency index...

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Igor Mezic, CTO of MixMode: Simplifying AI, What’s Old Is New

On this week’s episode of The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Igor Mezic, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbra, and the CTO of MixMode.AI. Igor is a leading innovator on a methodology known...

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Igor Mezic, CTO of MixMode: Simplifying AI, What’s Old Is New – E15

On this week's episode of The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Igor Mezic, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbra, and the CTO of MixMode.AI. Igor is...

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Ellison Anne Williams, CEO of Enveil, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Make Entirely New Things Possible

This week on The Encrypted Economy my guest is Ellison Anne Williams, the founder and CEO of Enveil, a Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) start-up. She founded the company in 2016 after spending 12 years at the NSA studying the technologies...

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Ellison Anne Williams, CEO of Enveil, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Make Entirely New Things Possible – E14

This week on The Encrypted Economy my guest is Ellison Anne Williams, the founder and CEO of Enveil, a Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) start-up. She founded the company in...

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Gary DeWaal, Counsel to Katten Muchin, on Digital Asset Regulation, XRP and DeFi (S1, E13)

This week’s episode of The Encrypted Economy features Gary DeWaal, Special Counsel to Katten Muchen and former Senior Trial Attorney for the CFTC. With former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler...

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Kurt Rohloff, Co-Founder, Duality Technologies – My Mission to Make Homomorphic Encryption Boring (S1, E12)

In this episode of the Encrypted Economy, we talk with Kurt Rohloff , Co-founder and CTO of Duality Technologies and one of the pioneers in the homomorphic encryption space....

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John Pigott, CEO, ABE Global on Innovating Capital Markets with Auctions and Distributed Ledgers (S1, E11)

This week on the Encrypted Economy, our guest is John Pigott, CEO of ABE Global. ABE is an acronym for A Better Exchange, which is exactly what John has...

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Paul Clayson, CEO of Agile PQ, Securing Today’s IOT Devices Against Tomorrow’s Post Quantum Cyber Attacks (S1, E10)

On this week’s episode of the Encrypted Economy, I talked to Paul Clayson, CEO of Agile PQ. Paul has a long and impressive career which includes serving as Chief of...

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Paul Clayson, CEO of Agile PQ, on Securing Today’s IOT Devices and Protecting Against Tomorrow’s Post Quantum Cyber Attacks – E10

On this week’s episode of the Encrypted Economy, I talked to Paul Clayson, CEO of Agile PQ. Paul has a long and impressive career which includes serving as Chief...

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Dyann Heward Mills, EU Commission’s Privacy Ethics Expert, On Evolving Regulations & Bias In Technology (S1, E9)

This week on the Encrypted Economy, my guest is Dyann Heward Mills. Named by Business Insider as one of 28 Power Players driving data policy in the EU, Dyann’s...

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Eric Hess, On Where The Encrypted Economy Has Been And Where it Will Go in 2021 (S1, E8)

This episode of the Encrypted Economy is the last of 2020. In it, I take the time to review our first run of episodes and discuss the future of...

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Felix Shipkevich on Regulating Virtual Currencies and Why it is So Difficult to Open a Money Services Business in the US (S1 E7)

On the latest episode of the Encrypted Economy, I was excited to talk to Felix Shipkevich of Shipkevich Law. Felix is an expert in commodities regulation and money services...

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Matt Walsh, Cofounder of Castle Island Ventures on Investing in the Disruptive Technologies (S1, E6)

On this episode of the Encrypted Economy, I was excited to have Matt Walsh, the co-founder of Castle Island Ventures, and co-host of the On the Brink podcast on...

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Cutting Edge Advances In Data Science – Secure Multiparty Computation (S1, E5)

This week in the Encrypted Economy explore the foundations of how the ability to secure data fundamentally changes the very economics of our society and the business, legal and...

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Travis Schwab CEO of Eventus on Market Surveillance for Centralized Digital Asset Markets (S1, E4)

Travis Schwab, CEO of Eventus on Market Surveillance for Centralized Digital Asset Markets In this episode of the Encrypted Economy, I spoke with Travis Schwab, CEO and Founder of...

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David Harris, Co-Founder of Manetu on Protecting Personal Data Privacy with Greater Transparency and Control (S1, E3)

In our third episode of the Encrypted Economy, we spoke with David Harris, co-founder of Mantenu, a consumer friendlily platform for streamlining enterprise management and compliance. David discussed how...

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Joel Revill, CEO of Two Ocean Trust on Becoming a “Qualified Custodian” for Digital Assets in Wyoming (S1, E2)

In this podcast, I spoke with Joel Revill Founder and CEO of Two Ocean Trust, a Wyoming Chartered Trust Company offering wealth management services to high-net-worth individuals and family...

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Eric Hess, Host on what is the Encrypted Economy (S1, E1)

This is the first episode of “The Encrypted Economy” where Eric Hess, your host, answers the what, why and who questions around this new weekly podcast show focusing on...

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