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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.

Nov 19, 2018

We review the latest proclamations of Bitcoin’s apparent demise: (1) Axios’s report that Corporate blockchain and bitcoin interest is waning; (2) Galaxy Digital dumping their ICO advisory business; and (3) volatility drying up forcing traders to look for alpha elsewhere. We also look at Amazon’s expansion into New York City, right into our backyard.


  • Bitcoin is ded note
    - Blockchain is ded
    - ICO Advisory is ded
    - Volatility is ded
  • What Axios is
  • Galaxy digital
  • Who Galaxy is and what happened
  • What a high watermark is
  • How a reverse merger works
  • Types of shells that exist
  • What a Friday night news dump is
  • Amazon takes over New York City


Bitcoin Obituaries -
Bitcoin Obituary Generator -
Corporate America's blockchain and bitcoin fever is over -
Galaxy Digital Announces Strategic Operational and Organizational Changes -
Novogratz says BTC going to $20k again next year -
Digital Ocean Versus Google Cloud, Polychain’s $1Bn Fund, a16z’s $300mm Fund, How to be a Shady Hedge Fund Manager, and 2nd Layer Solutions for Ethereum and Bitcoin -
Pitfalls of Reverse Mergers Into Public Shell Companies -
Galaxy Digital LP Management's Discussion and Analysis -
Streisand effect -
Bitcoin’s volatility is hitting its lowest level in two years, and it is forcing traders to shakeup their strategy -
QuantLayer Crypto Podcast Episode 20 -
Amazon takes over NYC -
Bezos’ helipad comic -