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Base Layer Episode 142: CEO of Atari, Fred Chesnais on bringing Atari back from bankruptcy: new vision, new console & their new Litecoin partnership

Base Layer Episode 142: CEO of Atari, Fred Chesnais on bringing Atari back from bankruptcy: new vision, new console & their new Litecoin partnership

May 27, 2020

The CEO of Atari, Fred Chesnais joins me on Base Layer for an amazing episode from such an iconic brand that inspired me and many others into the world of technology. We discuss Fred and Atari's past - the hard work bringing it back from the brinks of bankruptcy and the new visions he has for it's growth. We discuss the recent news of their partnership with Litecoin and their new console that aims to ship out later this year. Don't miss this! 

Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, Inflation Storms and Bitcoin’s role

Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, Inflation Storms and Bitcoin’s role

May 22, 2020

Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is a financial advisor and a member of the investment committee at WESCAP Group, where he manages wealth and provides financial advice to clients.

Andy is the author of the book Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow. Additionally, his opinions on Bitcoin have been published in The Wall Street Journal, and his opinions on regulation of the Internet monopolies have been published in The Economist.

Before joining WESCAP Group, Andy was a professional investor at a private equity fund and a hedge fund. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 he caught a glimpse into the making of “financial sausage” while working at Goldman Sachs.

Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin’s role

Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin’s role

May 22, 2020

Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is a financial advisor and a member of the investment committee at WESCAP Group, where he manages wealth and provides financial advice to clients.

Andy is the author of the book Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow. Additionally, his opinions on Bitcoin have been published in The Wall Street Journal, and his opinions on regulation of the Internet monopolies have been published in The Economist.

Before joining WESCAP Group, Andy was a professional investor at a private equity fund and a hedge fund. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 he caught a glimpse into the making of “financial sausage” while working at Goldman Sachs.

Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin’s role

Base Layer Episode 141: Andy Edstrom on A Century of Debt, the Gathering Inflation Storm & Bitcoin’s role

May 22, 2020

Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is a financial advisor and a member of the investment committee at WESCAP Group, where he manages wealth and provides financial advice to clients.

Andy is the author of the book Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow. Additionally, his opinions on Bitcoin have been published in The Wall Street Journal, and his opinions on regulation of the Internet monopolies have been published in The Economist.

Before joining WESCAP Group, Andy was a professional investor at a private equity fund and a hedge fund. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 he caught a glimpse into the making of “financial sausage” while working at Goldman Sachs.

Base Layer Episode 140: Jeff Booth on Technology being Deflationary, Global Inequality, Central Bankers response to COVID, Bitcoin and more

Base Layer Episode 140: Jeff Booth on Technology being Deflationary, Global Inequality, Central Bankers response to COVID, Bitcoin and more

May 20, 2020

Jeff joins me for an amazing chat that covers a wide array of topics. Jeff is the co-founder of BuildDirect, an online marketplace for heavyweight home improvement products that connects buyers with sellers. He has been at the forefront of technology for over 20 years since the dot-com era. Jeff also wrote an amazing book: "The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation Is the Key to an Abundant Future. In a sweeping analysis that draws upon economics, science, innovation, politics, psychology, sociology, and business, Jeff offers an intriguing thesis predicated on the deflationary impact of technological advances. We also spend time discussing COVID-19 and the central bankers response and a very strong case for review of Bitcoin.  

Base Layer Episode 138: Yan Pritzker from Swan Bitcoin discusses his book “Inventing Bitcoin” & working on a new onramp to Bitcoin

Base Layer Episode 138: Yan Pritzker from Swan Bitcoin discusses his book “Inventing Bitcoin” & working on a new onramp to Bitcoin

May 18, 2020

Yan joins us to discuss his great book "Inventing Bitcoin" which friend of the show Nic Carter from Castle Island Ventures was quoted as saying: "Having read virtually every Bitcoin explainer, I believe it’s the best from-scratch introduction to Bitcoin, requiring no prior knowledge at all." We also discuss his work at Swan Bitcoin which allows weekly, paycheck, or monthly savings options steadily converting your dollars to Bitcoin savings. According to data provided by Swan Bitcoin, Dollars have lost 90% of their purchasing power since 1950 as central bankers printed more of them. According to Yan and the team: "Bitcoin’s fixed supply makes it the best way to save your money."

Base Layer Episode 137: Adam Pokornicky,  COO of DAIM: What has delayed Wall Street from reviewing Bitcoin, the importance of Paul Tudor Jones & Bitcoin and more

Base Layer Episode 137: Adam Pokornicky, COO of DAIM: What has delayed Wall Street from reviewing Bitcoin, the importance of Paul Tudor Jones & Bitcoin and more

May 14, 2020

Adam joins me on Base Layer for a straight up fire episode of Base Layer! Adam has spent years in the traditional finance world and has a wealth of experience seeing the sausage made in '08-'09 and throughout. We talk about why PM's/Analysts in Wall Street haven't reviewed Bitcoin to date and why Paul Tudor Jones public announcement and investor letter is about to change all that. We talk about the role of Bitcoin in a professional portfolio when public pensions are underperforming and so much more. 

Base Layer Episode 136: Kosala Hemachandra & Brian Norton from MEW

Base Layer Episode 136: Kosala Hemachandra & Brian Norton from MEW

May 13, 2020

Kosala Hemachandra & Brian Norton from MEW joins Base Layer for a great chat. MEW offers a nexus point for transacting in the Ethereum ecosystem, providing unprecedented access, a secure wallet, and comprehensive education that allows anyone to quickly take advantage of all the benefits of crypto has to offer since 2015. Kosala built the first version of MEW just weeks after Ethereum’s launch in 2015 to help non-coders gain access to Ethereum at a time when only command line code instructions were available, making it difficult even for seasoned developers to transact in ETH. Since then, MEW has continued a steady stream of updates to its web and mobile versions, allowing users to buy, sell, and swap ETH and ERC20s, as well as participate in DeFi and use Dapps built on the Ethereum ecosystem. In March 2020, released MEW wallet, a full-featured mobile wallet app for Samsung, Android, and iPhone with all the features of MEW online accessible by phone.

Base Layer Episode 135: Brian Kelly (BKCM) on the Global Macro backdrop, States Reopening, the role of Bitcoin & Digital Assets in Portfolio’s and more

Base Layer Episode 135: Brian Kelly (BKCM) on the Global Macro backdrop, States Reopening, the role of Bitcoin & Digital Assets in Portfolio’s and more

May 11, 2020

Brian Kelly joins me on Base Layer for a great, comprehensive chat about the global macro investing backdrop and the role Bitcoin and Digital Assets play in modern day, post COVID-19 portfolio construction. Brian, as many know him, has been a trader for ~30 years and has experienced many of the downturns markets have gone through. He is frequently on CNBC discussing the market and digital assets. 

Base Layer Episode 134 - Tyrone Ross from Altruist: How Financial Advisors can & will review Bitcoin & Digital Assets, how FA’s roles have changed and more

Base Layer Episode 134 - Tyrone Ross from Altruist: How Financial Advisors can & will review Bitcoin & Digital Assets, how FA’s roles have changed and more

May 5, 2020

Tyrone Ross Jr, Director of Community at Altruist and Financial Consultant with 401 comes to Base Layer and it's epic. Tyrone is an incredibly lively and passionate person who I've become friends with; we discuss how Gen Z's are changing the Financial Advisor role, how COVID is changing risk & portfolio's and most importantly how and when Bitcoin will be (or not be) adopted by Financial Advisors -- hint: Tyrone drops some news on the episode!