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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 9, 2018

Communication between crypto teams and their customers is often non-existent or lacking. Vikram and Faizaan talk about the current bearish sentiment of the market, and how exchanges and coin teams can better communicate with their customers. They discuss how exchanges can add predictability to their platforms through API versioning and how coin teams can flag important news they need to share with their coin holders. They also start a new segment called “Big Drama in Smallcap Land” where they dissect the persistent drama in the world of smallcap crypto coins. This segment’s drama surrounds Zoin’s newest lead developer not having development experience and Sumokoin, a strange tale of missed opportunity. Between market and technical talk, this episode is a good mix of all the things you love about crypto.


  • State of the market since the last podcast
  • The SEC commentary on Ethereum and Bitcoin
  • General crypto sentiments on Twitter
  • The case moving beyond some of the big currencies (ICO and token markets)
  • Trepidation around what is legitimate versus non legitimate ICO
  • The big deal about Jack Dorsey's Square getting a BitLicense
  • Adding Ethereum Classic to Coinbase
  • Political ramifications of having both Ethereum and Ethereum Classic
  • What they noticed about Zaif and Cryptopia's API
  • Standardization of API formats
  • Their thoughts on API versioning
  • Open-source projects that do versioning: Ember
  • Airdropping free NIX tokens to Zin coin holders
  • Their thoughts on Zoin having a lead developer without development experience
  • Vikram's experience in the Sumokoin chatroom