A podcast dedicated to guiding you through the blockchain and crypto universe

About the show

Interested in what is going on in the world of blockchain and crypto assets? Want to understand how the most pioneering entrepreneurs, enterprises and governments are creating the digital economies of the future?

Involving a range of superb guests of likeminded innovators, enablers, investors, government officials, executives and more, Encrypted takes you on a journey to make sense of what is going on in the Wild West of cryptocurrencies, understand valid use cases of blockchain technology and how various industries could be impacted.

Encrypted is Dubai based, and the first podcast dedicated to blockchain and crypto in the MENA region, so expect to hear interesting stories, and people from this side of the world.


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  • #Ep. 26: How blockchain is revolutionizing the real estate experience in Dubai

    February 5th, 2019  |  46 mins 2 secs

    In the 26th episode, Ahmed and Faisal host Khalifa Al Suwaidi, CEO of ERES and elaborate on the landscape of blockchain applications in the real estate sector in Dubai. They discuss the history, current implementations and the future foresight of blockchain in this space.

  • #Ep. 25: The balance between ROI and Social Impact: A conversation with the Blockchain Founders Fund

    January 29th, 2019  |  36 mins 52 secs
    funds, impact report, investment, social, sto, un

    In the 25th episode, (wow it has been 25 episodes already), Ahmed and and Faisal sit down with the Managing Partner of the Blockchain Founders Fund, Aly Madhavji to discuss their work with the UN, STO's and investments in the blockchain space both with a ROI lens and a social lens.

  • #Ep. 24: Crypto Tales: The Success Story of Dubai's Bitoasis

    January 22nd, 2019  |  51 mins 28 secs
    bitoasis, dubai, exchange, regulation

    Ahmed and Faisal sits down with Ola Doudin, CEO of Bitoasis. With Bitoasis committed to building the blockchain infrastructure for the MENA region through a crypto assets exchange, Ola describes her journey of founding Bitoasis. We take a deep dive into crypto licensing, opening bank accounts, Bitaosis' user demographics and more in this episode!

  • #Ep. 23: An insight into Smart Dubai - What are they really doing in blockchain?

    January 15th, 2019  |  25 mins 27 secs
    2020, blockchain, smart dubai, strategy, vision

    Ahmed sits down with Mohammed AlSharid from Smart Dubai where he takes us through Dubai’s visionary blockchain strategy which aims to make Dubai the first government to be powered by the blockchain by 2020. Listen in into how this vision is unfolding right before our eyes.

  • #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!