The Scoop Podcast

VeradiVerdict - Issue #51

Last week, I visited NYC and was able to catch up with some of our portfolio companies in the area, Staked, Bakkt, and Tagomi. They all work with institutional investors but offer different products.

Another portfolio company that I caught up with was The Block. The company recently expanded their product line to include The Block Daily, which provides daily premium content, and a podcast called The Scoop.

Since I was in town, I swung by The Block office and was able to chat with Frank Chaparro and Matteo Liebowitz on The Scoop Podcast about investment trends, certain blockchain projects, and our philosophy. Check it out in the below link.

The Scoop Podcast - A Conversation with Paul Veradittakit, Partner, Pantera Capital


DIGESTS

Salad: Coin-Mixing with Enigma

A full demonstration (with video) of how Enigma’s protocol can enable transactional privacy on Ethereum.

The Scoop Podcast

A Conversation with Charles Cascarilla, CEO & Co-Founder at Paxos

a16z Podcast: From the Internet's Past to the Future of Crypto

What can we learn from the history of the i nternet for the future of crypto?


IN THE TWEETS


NEWS

Offchain Labs announces Coinbase investment and alpha launch of Ethereum scaling software

Offchain Labs has released the alpha version of its software, compatible with any Ethereum application to allow each smart contract to process more than 500 transactions per second. This comes coupled with its latest funding announcement – the company has nabbed an investment from Coinbase Ventures, the VC arm of the exchange. 

The Bakkt Warehouse Is Open for Business

With the launch of the Bakkt Warehouse last week, I’m reminded of the role that innovation and technology play in shaping the financial industry.

Pantera Capital presents: Designing for Traction with IDEO CoLab

Learn and discuss with IDEO CoLab and other Pantera portfolio companies about the challenges of designing for traction.


REGULATIONS

A most peaceful revolution

Make no mistake, Bitcoiners are revolutionaries.

VanEck, SolidX to Offer Bitcoin ETF-Like Product to Institutions

While the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has so far blocked a number of proposed bitcoin ETFs, two firms aim to launch a more limited option this week.


NEW PRODUCTS AND HOT DEALS

SAP and Chronicled Announce Blockchain Solution to Verify Prescription Drug Authenticity

In this partnership, Chronicled’s MediLedger solution will serve as an integral part of SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences, helping ensure patient safety and security for SAP’s customers in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Binance launching its own USD-pegged stablecoin ‘BUSD,’ with Paxos as custodian

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volumes, is  launching its native stablecoin.


MEET WITH ME

Shanghai, Shanghai Blockchain Week, September 16-18

Montreal, September 27-29

London, September 30

Osaka, Devcon 5, October 8-11

Tokyo, October 15-17


ADDITIONAL INFO

Hi, I’m Paul Veradittakit, a Partner at Pantera Capital, one of the oldest and largest institutional investors focused on investing into blockchain companies and cryptocurrencies. The firm invests in equity, pre-sales/IEO rounds, and cryptocurrencies on the secondary markets. I focus on early-stage investments and share my thoughts on what’s going on in the industry in this weekly newsletter.

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