Ahmed is a Co-host of Encrypted and has been involved in the blockchain and crypto space since early 2016 spending. Working in the Far East and helping to bridge east and West, Ahmed has worked on a number of projects in this field and has invested and advised new projects. Business fluent in Mandarin, Ahmed co-founded the Fudan Blockchain Association in China and assisted multiple blockchain projects to tap into Emerging Markets. Previously, Ahmed held roles in Citibank and Dow Jones.
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!
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!
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!
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, Chief Compliance Officer of OTC Supply which is a UAE based OTC trading desk. 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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
#Ep. 06: Encrypted Interviews: How are Dubai Economy using blockchain technology? A Discussion with Mohammed Shael
August 24th, 2018 | 26 mins 47 secs
blockchain, ded, dubai
Ahmed sits down the Mohammed Al Shael Al Saadi, the CEO of Strategic Affairs of the Dubai Department of Economic Development discussing how he is using blockchain in his government department.
August 21st, 2018 | 25 mins 3 secs
blockchain, india, regulation
Ahmed and Aniket sit down to recollect their experiences after attending the biggest blockchain conference in India and they deep dive into the current state of India’s blockchain ecosystem!
August 14th, 2018 | 25 mins 48 secs
bakkt, centralisation, decentralisation, etf, sec
In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal engage in a couple of interesting discussions about recent events in the cryptocurrency world, from discussing SEC's recent ETF decision to the application of decentralized exchanges!
#Ep. 03: Encrypted Interviews - The development of the Dubai Blockchain Center with Dr. Marwan Al-Zarouni
August 10th, 2018 | 17 mins
blockchain, dubai, regulation
In this episode of Encrypted Interviews, we speak to Dr. Marwan Al-Zarouni, a man who wears many hats and was one of the earliest adopters of blockchain technology in the UAE.
August 7th, 2018 | 45 mins 12 secs
cryptocurrency, decentralisation, esca, ico, money
In our 2nd episode, special guest Amin Elkholy takes us through a thrilling ride of how money evolved and what journey awaits us with cryptocurrencies. Plus many more interesting discussions!
July 31st, 2018 | 47 mins 35 secs
bitcoin, blockchain, digital currency
In our first episode, we introduce the Encrypted podcast by explaining our motivation for creating it and what you can expect to get out of it. As bitcoin is approaching its 10-year anniversary, we also go back to basics with a bitcoin primer and reviewing its successes and setbacks.