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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.

Sep 17, 2018

We explore the Elastic IPO by doing a deep dive into its SEC Prospectus. We look at their business model and risks, and how open source software has been a giant revenue growth driver for them. We then get into an interesting discussion around tech investing and how it’s related to crypto. We look at some alerts that came through our platform: a cautionary tale of a trader who lost his life savings by investing at the peak and trying to recover losses with Bitcoin Cash and Ripple, and how to avoid doing that by looking at trading psychology. We also look at a crypto flash crash and compare it with flash crashes in public markets.


  • Exploring the Elastic IPO
  • Prospectus summary
  • The "search" and the concept of "search"
  • What "Net Expansion Rate" is
  • Tech investing and how it relates to crypto
  • Uber versus Magna
  • Alerts:
    - Bitcoin crash
    - Attempt at fixing wallet syncing crash
    - Crypto flash crash