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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 30, 2018

A look at the semiconductor market cycle, and how recent results from NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, and AMD have spooked the tech market. We look at NVIDIA’s most recent conference call where they place all the blame on what they call a “crypto hangover.” We then look at two distinct predictions about this latest semi cycle, one from JAG capital, who got it completely wrong, and another from a Supply Chain magazine that got it completely right. We finish up with a teardown of a New York Times article by Nathaniel Popper titled “5 Reasons Cryptocurrency Prices Are Plunging Again” and what he got wrong. If you enjoy our podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes. Thanks.


  • Market downturn
  • What NVIDIA is
  • How earnings call work
  • Examples of good non-street analyse questions
  • Crypto hangover
  • Semiconductor market cycle
  • How slowing down of Nvidia, Texas Instruments, or AMD can affect the rest of the space
  • A teardown of a New York Times article by Nathaniel Popper


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Earnings call transcript -
Where Are We in the Semiconductor Cycle? - JAG Capital Management -
For Semiconductor Sales Cycles, Winter is Coming - EPSNews -
5 Reasons Cryptocurrency Prices Are Plunging Again -
Estimated USD Transaction Value - Blockchain -