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Our new podcast series explores some of the brightest minds across the crypto ecosystem and the impact they are having, particularly within emerging markets.

Joey Garcia

About our host

Our host Joey Garcia is a globally recognised expert across the DLT and Blockchain space. He is a Director of Xapo and Head of Policy and Regulatory affairs.

Joey interviews today's mavericks about the future of the space, to understand what has enabled them to see the world differently and what motivates them to push for change.

podcast episodes

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E09: Jirayut ‘Topp’ Srupsrisopa
April 26, 2023

In this episode, host Joey Garcia talks to Jirayut (Topp) Srupsrisopa, a leading open blockchain expert and, Founder & Group CEO of Bitkup Group. Topp speaks about the ASEAN markets and discusses the best access points to DeFi.

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E08: Daniel Vogel
March 29, 2023

In this episode of Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Daniel Vogel, co-founder & CEO of Bitso, an exchange that has gained over 6 million users worldwide. Daniel talks about a revolution in the way we will use and exchange our money, the recent problems facing the banking system, and where consumers should be looking to regain trust.

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E07: Barney Mannerings
February 15, 2023

In this episode of #Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Barney Mannerings, one of the most brilliant minds in #DeFi, and co-founder of the Vega Protocol. Barney speaks about the #democratisation of money and explains how prediction technology can be applied in the emerging markets.

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E06: Lee Schneider
February 1, 2023

In this episode of Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Lee Schneider, an authority in the space, and General Counsel for Ava Labs. Lee uses brilliant analogies to explain different treatments of virtual assets, and discusses the pre-conceived notions of #blockchain and securities.

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E05: Martin Koppelmann
January 18, 2023

In this episode of Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Martin Koppelmann, one of the brightest minds in blockchain, and CEO of Gnosis. Martin looks back on his early years as a computer scientist, and what drives his passion for developing new technology. He discusses the projects he’s working on, and the ways in which he sees blockchain technology being used.

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E04: Pat LaVecchia
January 4, 2023

In this episode of Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Pat LaVecchia, a master of trade #markets and CEO of Oasis Pro Markets. Pat discusses ways for the industry to progress, what the driving forces are behind the movement and what’s holding it back from global adoption.

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E03: Joshua Ashley Klayman
December 14, 2022

In this episode of Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Joshua Ashley Klayman, the ‘Mother of Blockchain’. Joshua discusses why laws based on principles could be the best way forwards, and whether these could be applied globally.

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E02: Caroline Malcolm
November 30, 2022

In this episode of Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Caroline Malcolm, Head of International Policy at Chainalysis and a hugely influential figure in the finance sector globally.

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E01: Diego Zaldivar
November 16, 2022

On the first episode of Mavericks, host Joey Garcia talks to Diego Zaldivar, a web design pioneer and early adopter of blockchain technology and Bitcoin. Diego shares his story of growing up in a troubled Argentina, spending time as a social worker in Buenos Aires to developing IOV Labs, the smart contract Rootstock platform.

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