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In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.

Jun 25, 2018

Vikram and Faizaan talk about their experience at Consensus, what they heard about the ICO space from the horse’s mouth - silicon valley lawyers themselves. They also cover the recent Verge hack, their thoughts around how coin teams can secure their treasury better, how background checks would be a great use case for blockchain, M&A in the crypto space and more.


  • Their experience attending one of the Consensus events
  • The current status of utility tokens
  • The two types of Reg D
  • The importance of talking to a law firm when doing ICO (Initial Coin Offering)
  • Their thoughts on OnChain FX
  • What happened to Verge
  • What one needs to know about Verge
  • The attack on Verge (time warp)
  • How the time warp attack works
  • Controversies surrounding Verge
  • The concept behind the 5 algorithms
  • Coin network hackings
  • The importance of having a design for how funds are managed and how fraud is mitigated
  • The rationale behind storing funds in a single wallet
  • What a multi-sig is
  • What Paradex is and how it works
  • How confidential information should be privatized
  • Cryptocurrency and how it is portrayed in the media