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Growing One Of The Largest Crypto Exchanges In Japan | Interview Katsuya Konno

➤ In this interview Eric talks with the Head of CEO Office of Quoine, Katsuya Konno about starting and growing a crypto exchange in Japan.

➤ Katsuya talks about regulation in Japan and making sure the exchange is following the correct guidelines.

➤ He talks about fake trading volumes and how to combat them.

➤ He speaks on bringing blockchain mainstream and getting big tech companies involved.

Guest Bio:

Katsu spent close to eight years at SoftBank Group. In his time at SoftBank, Katsu worked on many large M&A and venture deals worth over USD60 billion, including the acquisition of Sprint (US mobile carrier), Brightstar (global distributor of mobile devices), investments in Coupang (largest e-commerce platform in South Korea) and Snapdeal (largest e-commerce platform in India). In 2011-2013, Katsu led the establishment of SoftBank’s venture capital arm in the US and Southeast Asia. He has also driven many financing deals, including financing for the acquisition of ARM Holdings Plc. (world’s largest chip architecture developer), issuing mandatory exchangeable bonds backed by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (largest e-commerce company in the world), hybrid bonds, and more.

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Mike Kayamori CEO Liquid And Quoine | Golden Age Of Crypto Is Just Starting

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Mike Kayamori is co-founder and CEO of crypto exchange Liquid and Quoine. In this chat we discuss his background in finance and eventually joining the crypto industry, Liquid’s mission statement, stablecoins, crypto exchange issues including trading volumes, security tokens, appropriate regulation, impact of Libra and Calibra on Bitcoin, encouraging innovation in Japan, Telegram token sale on Liquid, the beginning of new monetary policy, and humans potentially evolving into robots.

Inspired by the innovative disruption of blockchain and digital currencies, Mike co-founded QUOINE in 2014 with Mario. Mike brings over 22 years of experience in investments, business management, IT and venture capital across Japan, the United States, India and Southeast Asia.
Prior to QUOINE, Mike was a Senior Vice President at SoftBank Group, managing its Asia operations and investments with SingTel and Bharti Group. He was also the Chief Investment Officer of Gungho Asia, the creator of Puzzle and Dragons.
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The Future is Blockchain: Untraceable brings back the Blockchain Futurist Conference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30, 2019

Toronto, ON – Blockchain evangelist, Tracy Leparulo of Untraceable, brings back the largest and most talked about Blockchain Futurist Conference (use BLOCKTALK50 for 50% off tickets) in Canada for its second year on August 12 to 14, 2019, Toronto, Canada. It will be held at Rebel Entertainment Complex at 11 Polson Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Last year’s conference was attended by over 2,300 attendees from around the world discussing the future of technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence and other emerging disruptive technologies.

It featured leading executives, entrepreneurs, government officials and prominent blockchain vanguards. Speakers included: Larry King (GEAR Blockchain), Charles Hoskinson (former CEO of Ethereum), Anthony Di Iorio, (CEO of Decentral & Co-founder of Ethereum), and Roger Ver (CEO of Bitcoin.com). Notable attendees included Bruce Croxon, former Dragon of Dragon’s Den and businessman, Stan Bharti.

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Franklyn Richards, CEO Litecoin Haus | An Early Pioneer Of Litecoin

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Franklyn Richards is founder of Litecoin Haus, operator of Litecoin.com, and director of Litecoin Foundation. In this chat we discuss his journey of getting involved with Litecoin in 2012/2013 as a teenager, the Litecoin blockchain and how its being used today, the upcoming Litecoin halving, his excitement for cryptocurrency, crypto regulation, Bitcoin ETF, Libra coin, how to use Litecoin, going to Mars, and robots evolution into society.

Franklyn Richards joined the Litecoin team in 2013 and In 2016 became a Founding director of the Litecoin Foundation. In 2018 he then helped the Swiss Company ‘Zulu Republic’ develop L I T E the first trustless SMS and Social media messenger wallet, to bring cryptocurrency to the disconnected. Finally in 2019 he set up Litecoin Haus to support Litecoin and operate Litecoin.com

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Bitcoin Energy Reports FAKE NEWS | Renewable Energy | Piotr Tylko Tylczynski

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➤ Eric chats with Piotr Tylko-Tylczynski, VP at Minebest. They discuss:

➤ Mining using renewable energy and how past energy use reports are based off fake analysis

➤ Why they chose to only mine Bitcoin

➤ The best locations for mining

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15 years of experience and proven track record in global business development & consultancy. Active in blockchain & crypto fields.

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The Narrative Is Lifting People Out Of Poverty | Blockchain | Takatoshi Shibayama

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Eric interviews Taka, CEO of Blockshine. In this interview they discuss:

➤ Taka’s mission of using blockchain to help people in poverty in Southeast Asia

➤ The high fees of sending money across borders currently

➤ Getting investors involved for social good

Guest Bio

Takatoshi has been a deep value investor for 17yrs. He started his career with JPMorgan, worked with Goldman Sachs, joined a US hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management, co-founded 3D Investment Partners, and recently founded Blockshine Singapore.

Learn more about Blockshine here: https://www.blockshinesg.com/

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