Episode Archive

Episode Archive

86 episodes of Encrypted since the first episode, which aired on July 31st, 2018.

  • #Ep. 22: 4 Blockchain Trends and Observations for 2019

    January 8th, 2019  |  21 mins 47 secs
    2019, build, regulation, sto, uae

    In the first episode of 2019, Ahmed and Faisal are excited to be back and in this one, they share the different observations and trends the industry should look out for in 2019!

  • #Ep. 21: World War Regulation - A conversation with Simmons & Simmons

    December 19th, 2018  |  44 mins 9 secs
    arbitrage, regulation, self regulation

    Ahmed sits down with two Partners from Simmons & Simmons law firm to further understand the crypto space from a lawyers’ perspective. We chat about regulatory arbitrage, risk based regulatory approaches, self-regulation and more!

  • #Ep. 20: What lessons did we learn in 2018?

    December 5th, 2018  |  36 mins 36 secs

    Ahmed and Faisal sit down with Samson Williams from Axes and Eggs to discuss the lessons learnt from this bear market and in general 2018. They discuss the pros and cons the industry has showcased in 2018 and how can the industry can move forward going into 2019.

  • #Ep. 19: Is 2019 the year of enterprise blockchain?

    November 27th, 2018  |  29 mins 2 secs
    enterprise, hyperledger, private blockchain, qualcomm

    Ahmed and Faisal are joined by Chris Fernandez, the CEO of Block Gemini which is a UAE based blockchain development house focusing on enterprise level blockchain applications. They talk about enterprise use cases, projects Block Gemeni are working on, challenges and how the enterprise blockchain world works!

  • #Ep. 18: What a week of madness!

    November 20th, 2018  |  24 mins 23 secs
    bitcoin cash, etf, finma, sec

    In this week’s episode, Ahmed and Aniket discuss the latest developments in the industry ranging from SEC clampdowns to the bitcoin cash hash wars. Ahmed also explains his takeaways from his attendance at the Sora Summit in Macau.

  • #Ep. 17: Non-Fungible Tokens...WTF?!

    November 13th, 2018  |  28 mins 35 secs
    cryptokitty, fungible, gaming, nft

    Ahmed and Aniket sit down to explore and make sense of the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) world. The hosts take you through what NFTs are, its importance, their applications, current developments and more on this week's episode of Encrypted!

  • #Ep. 16: What is all the buzz about Security Tokens?

    October 30th, 2018  |  35 mins 54 secs
    regulation, security tokens, sto

    Ahmed is joined by Kambio Ventures CEO, Louay Al Doory, and Binary Financial Managing Director, Saeed AL Darmaki, for a deep dive into Security Tokens at the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai!

  • #Ep. 15: What does a Star Wars convention have to do with the blockchain world?

    October 24th, 2018  |  20 mins 50 secs
    blockchain, education, gitex, star wars

    In this episode, Ahmed sits down with Kris Bennet, also known as the Blockchain Beard Guy himself to discuss blockchain education, how to evaluate blockchain use cases and what a Star Wars convention has in common with this industry!

  • #Ep. 14: What is the use case for blockchain in energy?

    October 16th, 2018  |  19 mins 35 secs
    application, blockchain, energy, grid

    Ahmed sits down with Paul Massara from Electron to take a deep dive into the interesting application of blockchain technology in the energy market!

  • #Ep. 13: How does the App-Infrastructure cycle relate to the future of ICOs?

    October 10th, 2018  |  22 mins 16 secs
    dapp, ico, infrastructure, uae, venezuela

    Ahmed and Faisal sit down to discuss this week’s most exciting news and thought pieces from the crypto world!

  • #Ep. 12: How is compliance shaping the blockchain and crypto industry?

    October 2nd, 2018  |  34 mins 14 secs
    atm, compliance, exchanges, india, money laundering, regulation, wsj

    In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal are joined by Tarek Mohammed. They discuss the exciting developments happening both globally and locally in the industry from the WSJ’s recent research about crypto being used for criminal purposes to the new official licensed bitcoin ATMs being installed in Dubai!

  • #Ep. 11: Bad Ripple? And Crypto for women and Humanity!

    September 25th, 2018  |  48 mins 35 secs
    humanity, ripple, smart dubai, women

    Ahmed and Faisal are joined by Irina Heaver, a technology lawyer, and they discuss the recent news of the week as well topics that range from blockchain helping humanity to the bro culture that exists in this industry. We also touch on an exciting announcement by the Smart Dubai Government which just announced a blockchain project that has went live!

  • #Ep. 10: Institutionalising Crypto and a Fintech Special!

    September 18th, 2018  |  43 mins 9 secs
    adgm, fintech, institutional capital, regulation

    In this Fintech special, Ahmed has a stellar line up of guests present at the Fintech Abu Dhabi conference. Hear what Kraken and Securrency have to say about Abu Dhabi as a crypto hub as well as an interesting discussion revolving around institutional capital meeting crypto. Ahmed also engages in a one to one interview with Richard Teng, the CEO of the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority about Abu Dhabi being a Fintech hub.

  • #Ep. 09: Crypto Bloodbath and a DTEC Tour!

    September 11th, 2018  |  31 mins 23 secs
    coinbase, dtec, goldman sachs

    In this episode, special guest Hans Christensen, VP of the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC), explains the position of DTEC in the blockchain ecosystem and what kind of support is provided to drive this forward. Moreover, the most interesting crypto related news stories of the week are explored!

  • #Ep. 08: When VCs go eye to eye with Blockchain!

    September 4th, 2018  |  50 mins 26 secs
    décentralisation, investments, venture capital

    In this episode, we take a deep dive into the intersection of where Venture Capital meets blockchains and cryptocurrencies. With our special guest, we share super exciting news and topics and discuss disruptive thoughts. You don’t want to miss this one!

  • #Ep. 07: How are new moves from China and the U.S. shaping the crypto industry?

    August 28th, 2018  |  23 mins 26 secs
    china, etf, u.s.

    In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal discuss 2 major series of events from across the globe; namely China’s crackdown on crypto and the US’s ETF rejection decision.