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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.

Aug 12, 2019

We speak with Andreas Antonopoulos, author of Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money, and Mastering Ethereum, and also board member at the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium, known as C4. C4 will be hosting the Blockchain Training Conference in Denver, Colorado at the end of August. In this conversation, we learn about the conference, how Andreas thinks about blockchain teaching pedagogy, and the certifications that C4 is offering now: the Certified Bitcoin Professional (or CBP) certification and the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (or CCSS) certification. We learn all about the certifications and what they allow the holder to do. Always a pleasure to talk with Andreas. If you enjoyed this one, please rate and review us on iTunes. It would help us out a lot. Thanks for listening to the episode.

But before we get to the conversation, here’s a word from a sponsor, Blockchain Training Conference, that I’m really excited about. What if there was an educational industry conference, where all of the sessions were focused on teaching you something instead of selling you something? There is and it’s Blockchain Training Conference 2019. It’s going to be hosted August 28th to the 30th in Denver, Colorado. BTC2019 offers every attendee the chance to leave certified and confident in their understanding of blockchain technology. Move past the jargon to gain a robust understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies with master classes taught by industry luminaries like Andreas M. Antonopoulos, René Pickhardt, Jameson Lopp, Pamela Morgan, and many others. Register today and learn more at

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We are going to be at this conference in August, so reach out if you will be there as well. Would love to meet in meatspace.


  • How they decided to do the Blockchain Training conference
  • What a Blockchain Training conference is
  • What are they focusing more on 2019 conference versus 2016 conference
  • How they produce keys
  • Talking about the workshops
  • How they figured out the programming
  • Pedagogical philosphy
  • On certifications
  • Certified Bitcoin Professional
  • CryptoCurrency Security Standard
  • What do the certifications get you
  • Topics they would have liked to see
  • On their long term goals


Blockchain training conf:
Certification Information:
Andreas Antonopoulos twitter:
Our last Podcast with Andreas:
Mastering Bitcoin:
The Internet of Money:
The Internet of Money Volume 2:
Mastering Ethereum: