Addressing the Ransomware Threat: Cyber Expert Jonathan Levin
Ep 43: Chainalysis’s Jonathan Levin on building a blockchain business, values and the future
Jonathan Levin has had a remarkable career. A London native with an economics degree from Oxford, Levin cofounded Chainalysis in 2014, focusing on bitcoin on the blockchain. The company, a graduate of Techstars’ Barclays accelerator in New York with a valuation in the billions, now does blockchain analysis on a variety of cryptocurrencies. Listen in as Jonathan tells David about what it was like to secure funding in the crypto space in the early days, the importance of living your company values, why he believes “give first” truly is so powerful and get his takes on the must-reads for every entrepreneur.Techstars personnel and/or guests who speak in this podcast express their own opinions, and not the opinion of either Techstars or any company discussed in this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. You should consult your own advisers as to those matters. References to any securities are for illustrative and/or informational purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investor or prospective investor, and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any fund managed by Techstars. Certain of Techstars funds own (or may own in the future) securities in some of the companies discussed in this podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this fourth and final Unbound recap episode, Payson talks to Jonathan Levin, the last rider to cross the finish line. Jonathan decided to race Unbound with a few friends on a whim, having trained less than intended and with less knowledge of the course than they thought. In spite of never having ridden more than a hundred miles beforehand, they all reached the finish (with less than 10 minutes to spare) before the 3am cutoff. In this conversation, Jonathan talks about why he decided to take on such a big challenge without much prior experience, the aspect of the race that they got right, and why he might be aiming for the 350 mile Unbound XL race next. He talks about some of the more memorable moments from those 200 miles, including hallucinations, a quick creek swim, and a narrowly avoided crash at the finish. And they're joined by Jonathan's friend, Chris, who crewed for Jonathan and his friends and got more than he bargained for. Jonathan also talks about his professional life, where he runs a global company that develops investigation and compliance software for cryptocurrencies, and was listed on the Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40" list.
Know the Problem That You’re Trying to Solve — with Jonathan Levin
As a startup in the frontier market of cryptocurrency, Chainalysis made a name for themselves as a government investigation service for cryptocurrency. Graduates of the New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, they now provide cryptocurrency analysis that helps organizations manage risk in cryptocurrency markets to expand its possibilities. Cofounder Jonathan Levin explains that the key to startup growth is to “double down on where you're finding that product market fit in the early days and understand why people are buying from you.”Jonathan talks about being excited by your vision, having a passion for solving a global problem, and the challenges of finding investors in a frontier market. He explains the importance of building upon your initial customers, knowing when to hire your first product and HR managers, and "building a great culture of people who are deeply mission-focused."Techstars personnel and/or guests who speak in this podcast express their own opinions, and not the opinion of either Techstars or any company discussed in this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. You should consult your own advisers as to those matters. References to any securities are for illustrative and/or informational purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investor or prospective investor, and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any fund managed by Techstars. Certain of Techstars funds own (or may own in the future) securities in some of the companies discussed in this podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
008 - Fighting Fraud in Bitcoin with Chainalysis - Jonathan Levin
Fraud Fighter Podcast
Jonathan Levin is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Chainalysis, a company that traces the blockchain for multiple cryptocurrencies and provides many services regarding cryptocurrency. He has a Master's Degree in Economics from Oxford University and was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of 40 under 40 influencers in finance.email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @jony_levinIn this episode, we discuss:How Chainalysis startedHow the Mount Gox bankruptcy started Chainalysis as the leader in tracing BitcoinHow Chainalysis is fighting fraud and money laundering markets. See http://markets.chainalysis.comCertifications and courses that Chainalysis provides (Reactor, Know Your Transaction)Why financial institutions need to monitor and understand cryptocurrencyWhat steps to take to start a career in tracing cryptocurrencyWhy cryptocurrency is more of a technology than financial transactionsChainalysis helped the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and other federal agencies in an international child abuse and money laundering investigation on Welcome to Video (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/south-korean-national-and-hundreds-others-charged-worldwide-takedown-largest-darknet-child)His motivation is to stop bad actors from using the blockchain and to expand the technology worldwide If you are benefiting from this podcast, share it with a friend or your group, and don't forget to leave a review on your favorite podcast platform. A review helps others find this podcast.
Jonathan Levin Extended Interview- It Definitely Worked Itself Out
Voices That Inspire Extended Interview
FSU Student Body President Jonathan Levin shares his journey from being denied entry into the United States Air Force Academy through his tenure in student leadership at Florida State. He couldn't see his alternate future but only had a hope things would work out. After finding his way through plan B at FSU, Jonathan shares his biggest takeaway from student leadership is taking time to build relationships.
21 - Graduate Ed in a Post-COVID World (Stanford GSB Dean Jonathan Levin)
A Random Walk with Ben Kohlmann
Universities faced a monumental task this summer as they debated whether to re-open. As school kicks off, a number of institutions have made hard choices to move back to remote. Stanford Business School Dean Jonathan Levin gives us the inside scoop. Levin took over the helm at Stanford's Business school in 2016. Prior to that he was a distinguished professor and head of the economics department at Stanford. In this episode we cover: +How graduate school leaders make re-opening and closure decisions +The real time innovations professors are making to educate their students +Post-COVID business school implications +Economic implications of the increasing divergence between America's largest companies and the rest
Jonathan Levin, CSO of Chainalysis, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.Charlie and Jonathan discuss the Chainalysis industry, investigations in crypto, Bitcoin bear market, tracing Bitcoin, training lawyers on crypto, what is Chainalysis, crypto analytics, national security issues, stable coins, 2 million Bitcoin weekly moves, Is Bitcoin ready for a bull run, the Pet Scam, and on chain volume.–––Bitpay CardThe all new Bitpay card is chalked full of new features. It has contactless pay, a new EMV chip, added in-app security where users can lock their card anytime, and so much more. Unlike other cards, reloading has no conversion fees & you can load your card whenever you want to. Download the latest version of the BitPay App and click the card icon to get to the new card offer.–––This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io
Location: ZoomDate: Thursday, 2nd April Project: Chainalysis Role: Co-FounderBitcoin's strengths lie in its ability to separate money and state, censorship and seizure resistance. It is an open and permissionless network that allows anyone to interact with it.It is an entirely public network, but that doesn't mean it is anonymous. Addresses do not use personal information but created using alphanumeric characters, and addresses can be monitored to watch transactions and follow the flow of Bitcoin.Chainalysis is a controversial company, with many claiming they are antithetical to the ideals behind Bitcoin. They offer blockchain analysis software that will scan the blockchain and report on illicit or suspicious uses of Bitcoin. They provide these services to exchanges, governments and law enforcement to help tie real-world identities to Bitcoin transactions.In this interview, I talk to the co-founder of Chainalysis Jonathan Levin. We discuss whether Chainalysis is antithetical to Bitcoin, how they decide who can use the software, and if they are helping erode privacy.This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesCointracker - Bitcoin taxes and portfolio managerSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin-----WBD210 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/is-chainalysis-evil-with-jonathan-levin-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show my doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: Bitcoin | Ethereum | Litecoin | Monero | ZCash | RipplecoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder of Chainalysis: Catching the Bad Actors in Cryptocurrency
The Pomp Podcast
Jonathan Levin is Co-Founder of Chainalysis. In this conversation, Jonathan and Anthony Pompliano discuss how to build a startup, what it's like to pitch a Silicon Valley Venture Capital Fund, why Chain Analysis tools are important, what the bad actors are doing in cryptocurrency, and how Chainalysis is being used to catch them.-----Join the Off the Chain newsletter. Pomp's daily email analyzes the crypto market for institutional investors. Simply, it’s the best crypto newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning. No frills. No bullsh*t. Just everything you need to know in a 3-minute read.https://offthechain.substack.com/-----ZenLedger simplifies crypto taxes for investors and CPAs. We provide the best software for importing crypto transactions, calculating gains and income, and auto-completing tax forms like 8949, Schedule D and FinCEN. If you had losses in your crypto investments, ZenLedger can help you save up to $3,000 on your income taxes, with our tax loss harvesting tool. ZenLedger is also a TurboTax partner and has the best support for EOS owners. Finally, a simple tax tool that saves you a ton of time and headache!Visit Zenledger.io/OffTheChain to get your taxes done with ease, and as an Off the Chain listener, save 20% of your 2018 tax forms!-----Totle is a rare blockchain investment opportunity, one that offers a live product, active customers, an established revenue model. Totle solves three significant problems with blockchain asset exchange: 1) Security 2) Complexity and 3) Pricing. Over $4 trillion of blockchain assets were exchanged in 2018 and growth is forecast for at least the next 10 years.Totle’s sophisticated platform powers the blockchain economy with safe, simple decentralized asset exchanges at the best price for traders, wallets, businesses and other financial apps. Totle’s B2C Web App and B2B API are live and serving customers today. Visit totle.com/pomp for more info.-----If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at:https://www.blockworksgroup.io