Bitcoin, blockchain, digital assets, cryptocurrency, and distributed ledger technology—it’s an incredibly exciting space, but it can be complicated. To help you make sense of it all is Ground Floor Consensus, hosted by Real Vision Crypto Editor, Ash Bennington. Each episode of Ground Floor Consensus connects listeners with the biggest names in crypto to cover the critical concepts and ideas around digital assets. We’ll also share deep dive interviews with true experts in the technology, investment, and trading of these assets. On Ground Floor Consensus, we connect with people on a personal level about their journeys in this space in a way that is transparent and most importantly, accessible to everyone. Listeners don't need any experience with cryptocurrency to understand what we’re talking about. Ground Floor Consensus is all about bringing people together, getting rid of the jargon, and getting to the bottom of what's really happening here in the crypto space. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.
Oct 12 2021 . 51 MIN
GFC020: Crypto currency and the Evolution of Financial Services (w/ Michael Wu)
“It’s easier to predict the future further along than the near future.” Michael Wu, founder and CEO of Amber Group, joins Ash Bennington to share his journey in the cryptocurrency space. He shares how he started Amber Group, discussing their services and client base, and he then goes on to explain the Asian perception of cryptocurrencies, crypto regulations in China, and what he sees as the future of crypto. Recorded in July 2021.
Apr 20 2021 . 60 MIN
GFC019: A Life In Bitcoin ( w/ Peter McCormack)
One of the top Bitcoin podcasters in the UK, Peter McCormack, talks about his journey into Bitcoin and his transition from entrepreneur, to trader, to Bitcoin advocate, on this episode of Ground Floor Consensus. It’s an intensely personal story from an entertaining personality that you don’t want to miss.
Apr 13 2021 . 46 MIN
GFC018: Ethereum And Beyond ( w/ Joe Lubin and Erik Voorhees )
Guests Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and cofounder of Ethereum, and Erik Voorhees, CEO and founder of ShapeShift, join host Ash Bennington for a conversation that explores how the crypto space is growing and where Bitcoin and Ethereum fit into the landscape. They talk about use cases, discuss how each technology complements the other, explain why the either/or narrative is misguided, and consider the potential each holds to reshape the current financial system.
Apr 06 2021 . 57 MIN
GFC017: Bitcoin And Emerging Markets ( w/ Stephen Kelso )
Steve Kelso returns to Real Vision to talk about one of his passions: Bitcoin through the lens of emerging markets. In this engrossing conversation, he touches on everything from macro-market psychology to the mechanics of ETPs, the use case for Bitcoin as a store of value in emerging markets, and how Bitcoin can help level the playing field around the world.
Mar 30 2021 . 69 MIN
GFC016: Digital Assets And Institutional Investor ( w/ Peter Hans )
Peter Hans, Managing Director at Arca and host of Real Vision’s Between Two Chains podcast, joins Ash Bennington for a special episode of Ground Floor Consensus. Peter and Ash interview each other, share their individual journeys into the space, talk about the different aspects of being market participant in this asset class, and much more. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the personalities behind the podcasts on Real Vision, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.
Mar 23 2021 . 74 MIN
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.
Mar 16 2021 . 55 MIN
GFC014: Aave And The DeFI Revolution ( w/ Stani Kulechov )
Stani Kulechov, founder & CEO of Aave, returns to Real Vision after his recent deep-dive conversation with Ash Bennington to talk about his journey in the defi space and how he sees the world. Kulechov discusses where we are in the space, what it will take for mainstream adoption of defi, how defi is radically shifting paradigms in the financial world, why governance is so critical for the space, privacy, NFTs, and more. It’s a fascinating conversation that covers the most important issues investors need to understand.
Mar 09 2021 . 56 MIN
GFC013: Bitcoin And The Great Crypto Schism ( w/ Brandon Quittem)
Brandon Quittem of Swan Bitcoin joins this episode to talk about divide between Bitcoiners and those who have a more expansive view of the digital assets space. Quittem and host Ash Bennington dive into the complexity and scale of the issues around Bitcoin, the competing ideologies at play, and the social and political ramifications of digital currencies. Their conversation tackles some of the most important questions in the crypto community—it’s an episode you won’t want to miss.
Mar 02 2021 . 60 MIN
GFC012: The Institutionalist Bitcoin Investor( w/ Anthony Scaramucci )
Financier and former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci joins this episode for a lively conversation about the inevitability of Bitcoin. From his position as a longtime institutionalist, Scaramucci shares why he has embraced this disruptive technology, what led him into the Bitcoin space, how he understands the valuation of the asset, and where he sees Bitcoin going in the future.
Feb 23 2021 . 71 MIN
GFC011: The Crypto Narrative (w/ Demetri Kofinas)
Demetri Kofinas, Host of Hidden Forces Podcast joins this episode for a wide-ranging conversation about what’s happening in our world and how crypto fits in to our global systems. Kofinas talks about the importance of challenging consensus narratives, his view of Bitcoin and why he owns it as an “anti-FOMO” mechanism, how religious templates can be applied to understand the crypto landscape, what is driving the divisions in our world, the prevailing existential angst in our society and how it is playing out in markets, and much more.
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