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Decentralize This! — Episode 10: Ari Paul
Enigma’s new podcast “Decentralize This!” features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise — all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future?
Ari is a managing partner and CIO at BlockTower Capital, which is one of the leading cryptoasset investment firms. He has a fairly traditional finance background, having worked previously as a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago as well as a derivatives marketmaker and trader, and he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. However, Ari has fully embraced the potential of cryptoassets and you’ll often hear him advocating for them on mainstream channels like CNBC. He’s also generous with his thoughts on Twitter, where he will post at length about complex topics and how he develops his investment theses.
On this episode Ari and I discuss how he got into the crypto space, how he and BlockTower evaluate opportunities, whether or not decentralized protocols are winner-take-all, capturing versus creating new value, and what the largest barriers are to the adoption of these new technologies at scale — among many, many other topics.
On Decentralize This!, we feature guests from around the blockchain and decentralization space. By taking a closer look at what prominent people are building and thinking about, we hope to find new ways to work together on creating solutions and getting these new technologies adopted at scale.
The big question we ask is: what ...
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