Ground Floor Consensus GFC015: The Long And Winding Bitcoin Journey ( w/ Dan Held )

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Mar 23 2021 . 74 MIN
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GFC015: The Long And Winding Bitcoin Journey ( w/ Dan Held )

Dan Held, Director of Business Development at Kraken, is back on Real Vision to discuss his journey into Bitcoin, which coincided with the rise of Bitcoin in Silicon Valley. Held shares his perspective as a Bitcoin veteran: what got him interested in the space back in 2011, the evolving narratives around digital assets, how he thinks of risk, the root value of Bitcoin, the difference between NFTs and Bitcoin, his adventures in lending Bitcoin, and more.


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Dan Held, Director of Business Development at Kraken, is back on Real Vision to discuss his journey into Bitcoin, which coincided with the rise of Bitcoin in Silicon Valley. Held shares his perspective as a Bitcoin veteran: what got him interested in the space back in 2011, the evolving narratives around digital assets, how he thinks of risk, the root value of Bitcoin, the difference between NFTs and Bitcoin, his adventures in lending Bitcoin, and more.


In This Episode:


  1. Held details his journey into crypto, from the days of $10 Bitcoin to his role at Kraken
  2. He reflects on some of the narratives that have ebbed and flowed around Bitcoin and other digital assets over time
  3. He shares how he thinks of risk in crypto and how he views Bitcoin’s risk versus Ethereum and other altcoins
  4. He spends some time talking about NFTs: the difference between NFTs and Bitcoin, how he thinks of NFTs and some of the challenges they present, and what could happen to the value of digital art and other NFTs in the long term
  5. He details what he has learned from his foray into lending Bitcoin: the reasons for doing it, different ways to do it, and how of some of the existing lending platforms work
  6. He breaks down his investment theory with respect to Bitcoin and makes his case for why he believes it to be an ideal store of value
  7. He talks about Bitcoin’s resiliency and the probability (and improbability) of various worst-case scenarios


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