Nicholas Watson is Managing Director at Naseba, which supports businesses to raise capital, enter new markets, secure partners, close sales and educate workforces.
Nicholas drives Naseba’s high-tech business, connecting organisations with ecosystem players including cybersecurity, AI, fintech, blockchain, hospitality and generally exciting enterprise-grade technology.
June 20th, 2021 | 35 mins 8 secs
adgm, blockchain, crypto, difc, ecosystem, fintech, innovation
In this episode we speak with Christian Kunz, Head of Group Strategy at DIFC Authority, a leading financial center based in Dubai, UAE. We hear the DIFCs stance on crypto and their ambitions within this growing sector. If you are looking to know more about regulations, setting up and getting ahead within the region, this episode is a great listen.
March 28th, 2021 | 45 mins 25 secs
bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, nfts, non-fungible, tokens
Did you hear about that $69 million NFT sale on Christie’s? Well, we just dove right into NFTs in this episode! NFTs or non-fungible tokens are unique digital items that are not interchangeable. Today, we speak with Ryan Gill, CEO and co-founder of Crucible about the beginnings and the future of NFTs.
February 8th, 2021 | 33 mins 31 secs
blockchain, blockfinex, crypto, enterprise, gitex, justchain
In this episode we speak with Saqr Ereiqat, consultant at IBM and Akbar Farook, founder of Just Chain about blockchain enterprise advancements.
January 26th, 2021 | 51 mins 20 secs
bitfinex, cex, defi, dex, stablecoins, tether, usdt
USDT, Tether, and everything in between. In this episode, we have the CTO of Bitfinex and Tether, Paolo Ardoino, who shares all you need to know about Bitfinex, and Tether. From discussing the backing of Tether to the future of exchanges and stablecoins, this episode dives deep into one of the most forward thinking CTOs in the space.
January 10th, 2021 | 43 mins 36 secs
adoption, institutions, lseg, tokenisation, ucl
Institutions are coming. Tokenisation is real and taking place. In this episode, we have Thamim Ahmed from UCL Center for Blockchain Technologies and Dotun Rominiyi from the emerging technology division at the London Stock Exchange, where we talk about institutional and enterprise adoption of blockchain and crypto, particularly within the financial sector.
November 30th, 2020 | 51 mins 38 secs
communications, crisis, crypto, pr
In this episode we talk public relations and the blurring lines of promoting, community engagement and shilling. Our guests are Mohanned Halawani, founder of Crypto-PR.io and David Wachsman Founder and CEO of WACHSMAN. Both our guests are leaders in the Crypto and Blockchain space for communications as we dive deep into their experience and expertise.
#Ep. 74: Build it and they will come - How one firm is designing chain infrastructure to enable you to scale
October 26th, 2020 | 53 mins 27 secs
crypto, infrastructure, leadership, remote working, talent
In this episode, we speak to Joe Lallouz who is the CEO and Co-founder of Bison Trails. This has been one of the most valuable conversations we've ever had on the show that touches on remote working, leadership, retaining talent and crypto infrastructure. So make sure not to miss out on this one!
October 5th, 2020 | 47 mins 48 secs
Todays episode is a great mix of enterprise scaling of tokenised securities and the blending with DeFi. We have the co-founders from Securrency, a leading blockchain and crypto technology platform helping transform the digital securities industry.
September 7th, 2020 | 37 mins 31 secs
africa, coinsapp, defi, remittance
In episode 72, we hear from Danny Oyekan, the Founder of Dan Holdings, which is an Investment firm focused exclusively on ventures, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and digital assets. In this talk, we discuss remittances, the blockchain scene in Africa, Defi and when the crypto market will be maturing !
#Ep. 71: The Nod of Approval - How Bitt pioneered the world's first concept of a blockchain Central Bank Digital Currency
July 30th, 2020 | 29 mins 51 secs
barbados, bitt, central bank, central bank digital currency, crypto
In today’s episode, we have a super panel, featuring the Ex governor of the Barbados Central Bank, Dr. Deslisle Worrell, Founder of Bitt.com Gabriel Abed, and the CBDO of Bitt.com, Simon Chantry. We uncover the amazing story of how Gabriel and his team defied all odds with their crazy idea for central bank digital currencies, and how they managed to get a nod of approval from the governor of the central bank himself. We also look into how the events unfolded over the years, what the future holds for CBCDs and how Bitt.com plans to implement CBDCs across the Caribbean.
June 10th, 2020 | 46 mins 45 secs
chief digital officer, covid19, data, digital identity, ethics, privacy
Maja Vujinovic, Ex CIO of Emerging tech globally for GE Digital and Vinny Lingham, Founder and CEO of Civic joins this special episode of Encrypted where we discuss how the world is becoming increasingly divided with recent events, how technologies like blockchain is increasingly becoming relevant with digital identities on the rise and why we need ethical leaders and corporations to lead us into the new generation of technology.
February 14th, 2020 | 32 mins 47 secs
europe, investment, startups, venture
This episode is part 2 of the Arabnet series we recorded in Saudi Arabia where we welcome Hussein Kanji, Partner at Hoxton ventures. In this discussion Hussein discusses why scale matters, why the copy cat models are at risk, why he is focusing his investment efforts in Europe and what we liked most from the discussion was understanding the way Hoxton Ventures partners with the founders and teams they invest in.
January 22nd, 2020 | 11 mins 14 secs
We had the pleasure of speaking with Ali Al Omran, Chief Information Officer for Arab Bank at Arabnet Riyadh!
We go in to details on how banks in the region are diversifying their interests, creating collaborative environments for startups to work with banks and where the future of fintech is heading as Saudi Arabia moves quickly to disrupt and create growth in its economy.
December 17th, 2019 | 33 mins 8 secs
fundraising, ico, investment, startup, utility
Remember when ICO’s were a thing and everyone tried to do it? Well we have a guest who followed the advice of his team, particularly his CTO, to raise money through an ICO before things turned sour! Hear the story of how Anthony Gilman from AQUA managed to squash the ICO plans, save his company from failure and what his key takeaways were from all the drama that unfolded.
December 8th, 2019 | 40 mins 4 secs
adgm, bahrain, difc, esca, gcc, mena, regulation, uae
We all now that Cryptocurrency regulations has been a headache for regulators and companies around the world. The UAE and the region has been pretty busy lately with attempts to implementing practical regulatory frameworks. In this episode, we speak to Fintech and crypto specialist lawyers Kokila Alagh and Akshata Namjoshi from Karm Legal in the UAE, to discuss how this region is going about regulating this growing and nascent space and what should you do as a crypto company wishing to enter the region?
November 26th, 2019 | 43 mins 1 sec
china, fidelity, fincen, regulation, stablecoins, ton
In this episode, we bring friends of the show to discuss relevant news items from the week. We look at what U.S. regulators had to say about Stablecoins, how Fidelity is the latest company to obtain a custodian license in New York, and dissecting the latest china crypto crackdown. We also discuss Teelgram’s latest updates as some of our guests are secretly TON shillers.