Learn more about Hedera Hashgraph Full Name Email Address In this Hidden Forces exclusive, Demetri Kofinas interviews Leemon Baird about the launch of Hedera, a public ledger built on the hashgraph consensus protocol. Hedera promises to be the public ledger of the future. It’s fast, able to process hundreds of thousands of transactions per second in a single shard. It is secure with asynchronous Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus. It provides fairness in transaction ordering, with consensus timestamping for every event shared… Listen >>
Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Alex Mashinsky. Alex is the founder, and CEO of Celsius, a next generation lending wallet that aims to be the ‘Killer App’ of the bitcoin and cryptocurrency revolution. Celsius attempts to overcome the limitations of a traditional banking system by leveraging technology and rethinking lending for the 21st century. A serial entrepreneur, Alex Mashinsky is the founder of seven New York… Listen >>
Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Brian Kelly. Brian is CEO and Founder of BKCM LLC, a digital asset investment firm. He is an experienced Global Macro investor and the portfolio manager of the BKCM Digital Asset Fund – a hedge fund focused on digital currencies and assets. Brian Kelly has over twenty-five years’ experience in financial markets and is the author of the book “The… Listen >>
Ep.33: Katastroika and the End of Glasnost | a Story of High Finance, Corruption and Murder in Russia with Bill Browder
Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Bill Browder. Bill is the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was deported from the country and his $4.5bn in assets liquidated. Since 2009, when his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was murdered in prison after uncovering a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials, Bill Browder has been leading… Listen >>
Ep.32: How Do You Profit from Cryptocurrencies? | a Look at Risks and Opportunities with Crypto Fund Manager Ari Paul
Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with crypto fund manager Ari Paul. Ari is co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital, a hedge fund focused exclusively on the cryptocurrency space. Before his move into cryptocurrencies, Ari was a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago’s $8 billion endowment, as well as a derivatives market maker and proprietary trader for Susquehanna International Group (SIG). Ari earned a BA in… Listen >>
What drives the changes we see in the world? What are the hidden forces that influence our lives? Markets, algorithms, the frontiers of physics, culture, technology, space travel, the human mind…
My name is Demetri Kofinas, and I’ve spent the better part of my life asking these questions. I built my career in media obsessing over them. For me, this has always been a quest to discover the true nature of my world, where I come from and where I’m going. This podcast is about uncovering and understanding the mystery of a world that is so rich and beautiful in its design and function, that to not wonder at its magnificence is to miss something profound.
Join me on a journey of discovery as we look to uncover the reality of our world. Where things come from, how they came to be, and what it all means for you.