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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.

Jul 2, 2018

Vikram and Faizaan are joined by Ben DiFrancesco of Scopelift, a software consultancy based in Philly. They talk about the Elixir programming language, how he finds clients and what software is like at bigger vs smaller companies. They also discuss the current state of crypto with the early internet, get Ben’s thoughts on the current scaling debate for smart contract platforms, and how big companies might benefit from wide crypto adoption. This was a great mix of topics and if you have any interest in software development or crypto.


  • Ben DiFrancesco's background
  • The difference between a huge software company versus a small one
  • Things he learned as a consultant
  • How they met
  • How he came up with daily crypto report
  • The idea behind the product
  • Additional features he's currently working on
  • His personal opinion on Crypto World
  • How he got involved in the crypto market
  • Why he finds bitcoin fascinating
  • His thoughts on the blockchain ecosystem
  • Where he sees things heading in 3 to 5 years
  • Component of coin recap: Elixir
  • Their take on Elixir compared to Ruby and Rose's ecosystem
  • Elixir's use cases in crypto
  • On Scopelift and how he manages it
  • His duties as a consultant
  • How he started
  • How he looks for clients
  • His plans for Build Blockchain Tech