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Erik Voorhees

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#583 Bitcoin OG Explains How To Keep An Open Mind - Erik Voorhees

The Pomp Podcast

Erik Voorhees is the founder and CEO of ShapeShift, a crypto trading platform that leverages 100% decentralized finance protocols to execute all functionality for users without KYC. In this conversation, we discuss centralization, decentralization, KYC, financial regulation, privacy gains, commoditization of trading, THORchain, Bitcoin, open source software, maximalism, and religious fundamentalism. =======================Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully reserved and regulated dollar stablecoin in the world. The free Circle Account and suite of platform API services bridge the gap between traditional payments and crypto for trading, DeFi, and NFT marketplaces. Create seamless, user-friendly, mainstream customer experiences with crypto-native infrastructure under the hood with Circle. Learn more at circle.com=======================Exodus is an absolute game changer in the crypto wallet space, and we’ve teamed up to offer an exclusive discount for you, as listeners of the podcast. Sign up for Exodus today using my promo code Exodus.com/pomp. This is a no brainer for both newcomers and crypto heavyweights - go sign up today. =======================


16 Jun 2021

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Bitcoin Is The Best Money with Erik Voorhees, Founder Of ShapeShift

The Wolf Of All Streets

After successfully founding Satoshi Dice and Coinapult, Erik Voorhees took his developer passion to the next level with ShapeShift, one of the earliest and most influential trading platforms in the crypto space. Driven by his vision to reimagine global finance, Erik continues his pursuit for a new financial system that lives outside our modern day fiat ecosphere.Follow Erik Voorhees: https://twitter.com/ErikVoorheesThis episode explores:Escaping the fiat systemPristine moneyLambo memesWarren Buffet and Charlie MungerMoney from thin airDeFi vs banksYachts as collateralBitcoin’s Taproot upgradeZero day bugsGambling in cryptoGovernments freezing assets---VoyagerThis episode is brought to you by Voyager, your new favorite crypto broker. Trade crypto fast and commission-free the easy way. Earn up to 9.5% interest on top coins with no lockups and no limits. Go to https://thewolfofallstreets.link/voyager and download the Voyager app and use code “SCOTT25” to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you create your account.---MinaMina is the world's lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs to ensure a super-light and constant sized chain, that allows participants to quickly sync and verify the network. The team behind Mina is backed by VCs, including Coinbase Ventures, and Mina's adversarial testnet was the largest public testnet outside of ETH 2.0. To get involved ahead of Mina’s mainnet, visit https://thewolfofallstreets.link/mina ---MatchaMatcha is the easiest way to trade in DeFi. Matcha enables traders to seamlessly swap tokens using 20+ aggregated liquidity sources that deliver better prices than going to a centralized exchange or Uniswap. Connect your wallet and start today at https://thewolfofallstreets.link/matcha ---If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworks.coーーーJoin the Wolf Den newsletter:►►https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen/members

1hr 5mins

11 May 2021

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GFC018: Ethereum And Beyond ( w/ Joe Lubin and Erik Voorhees )

Ground Floor Consensus

Guests Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and cofounder of Ethereum, and Erik Voorhees, CEO and founder of ShapeShift, join host Ash Bennington for a conversation that explores how the crypto space is growing and where Bitcoin and Ethereum fit into the landscape. They talk about use cases, discuss how each technology complements the other, explain why the either/or narrative is misguided, and consider the potential each holds to reshape the current financial system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Apr 2021

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Bitcoin Explained + Cryptocurrency 101 With Erik Voorhees

The Sales Podcast

Find your best CRM for sales for free here. Get all of the notes and links for every episode of The Sales Podcast. Overcome your toughest sales objections with these sales training flashcards. Get a signed copy of Wes's book here. Grow your sales with this on-demand video series, Make Every Sale. Know your sales numbers with this free Sales Calculator. Connect with Wes: Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-sales-podcast/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 13mins

9 Mar 2021

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Transitioning From Analog to Digital Finance (w/ Erik Voorhees)

Real Vision: Finance, Business & The Global Economy

Crypto Wednesday. Erik Voorhees, CEO and founder of Shapeshift.io, joins Raoul Pal, Real Vision CEO, to discuss Shapeshift, the transition to a digital currency world, and some of the most exciting projects in crypto. Voorhees shares that Shapeshift was created when he realized that, for the industry to grow, people needed an easy way to swap between digital assets. He believes that society is actively transitioning from an analog fiat system of finance to a digital currency and blockchain one, and he has worked to support this transition with Shapeshift. Voorhees thinks that decentralized exchanges like Uniswap are some of the most important projects being built in crypto today, explaining that it’s critical to be able to trade in a decentralized and permissionless way.Key Learnings: The crypto ecosystem is still very young, but society is actively transitioning its financial systems to it. In order for this transition to happen fully, the sector needs to develop permissionless and decentralized infrastructure such as decentralized exchanges. These noncustodial exchanges are valuable to the security and permissionless nature of the system as a whole.Recorded on Jan 20, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


3 Mar 2021

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What Bitcoin Started w/ Erik Voorhees

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

This week, host Christian Keroles sits down with early Bitcoin adopter and entrepreneur Erik Voorhees. Erik has had an enormous impact on Bitcoin's history starting early companies, participating in the scaling wars, and embracing the Ethereum ecosystem. Erik sees the Bitcoin space in different way than many bitcoiners. Erik describes everything with in the "crypto" ecosystem as part of the same tree and although there are nefarious use cases and scams, that does not invalidate the entire space outside of bitcoin. While still holding the majority of his value in Bitcoin, Voorhees believes that Bitcoin was just the first building block of a decentralized finance ecosystem that he is excited to build.


11 Feb 2021

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Crypto Devs Are "Building a Life Raft For The World After Fiat Falls Apart:" Erik Voorhees

The Defiant

In today’s episode, I speak with Erik Voorhees, long-time crypto advocate and founder and CEO of ShapeShift. In this interview, he talks about how he was able to stop gathering information about his customers and take the exchange back to its roots, by leaning into DeFi. His plan is to create a platform that connects with all of the different DeFi applications, starting with decentralized exchanges. Voorhees holds probably the most extreme view of anyone who has come on this podcast. He thinks we will see the collapse of the US dollar within our lifetime. He argues the level of US debt and continuous erosion of the currency is untenable. When this happens an entire financial ecosystem built on open, immutable blockchains will be the solution. He believes today’s developers aren’t just building a product for their customers. They’re building a life raft for the world after fiat falls apart.


29 Jan 2021

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SotN#29: Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift (SotN29: Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift (DEX Aggregator, Regulation, Deplatforming, and the Bull Market)


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13 Jan 2021

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Shapeshift Ends KYC! Interview with Erik Voorhees

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of Our Future

The future is decentralized, and Shapeshift is embracing it.Erik Voorhees discusses the battle Shapeshift has fought over the past few years, and what the whole crypto space will face going forward.If you would like to send a message of support, visit https://cointr.ee/naomibrockwellSign up for the free cryptobeat newsletter here:https://Naomibrockwell.com/cryptobeatSign up for the members-only newsletter here and get access to exclusive content by becoming a member of NBTV!https://Naomibrockwell.com/memberships


6 Jan 2021

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Dive Into DeFi - Erik Voorhees - ShapeShift

Bitcoin Radio

Erik Voorhees the CEO and Founder of ShapeShift sits down with Patrick McLain of REIMAGINE 2020 and discuss adoption in the current crypto space, regulation and their thoughts on what DeFi is and what the future looks like. Twitter Erik Voorhees: https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees Twitter ShapeShift: https://twitter.com/ShapeShift_io Website ShapeShift: https://shapeshift.com/


17 Nov 2020