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Chris Burniske

16 Podcast Episodes

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Chris Burniske - Lessons for a Fair Fundraise, OrcaPod Ep #6


In our 6th episode, our co-founder Ori (@oritheorca) welcomes Placeholder Partner Chris Burniske (@cburniske) onto the show to talk about what they’ve each learned about how to structure a fair, human-centered fundraise. 


1 Nov 2021

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82 - Investing in the Future | Cathie Wood, Chris Burniske, Yassine Elmandjra


Cathie Wood is Founder, CEO and CIO of Ark Invest, the investment management firm specializing in disruptive sectors. Yassine Elmandjra is an analyst at Ark, and Chris Burniske is the former blockchain lead at Ark and is now a partner at Placeholder VC. We’re incredibly excited to bring Cathie on the podcast for her industry-leading insights and perspective on the innovative investing space. The thesis is simple: invest in the future. As a society, we are entering a new age of exponential and unprecedented growth, afforded by compounding technological advancements and a turning point of innovation. Ark Invest is poised to capitalize on these opportunities and has eyed cryptoassets as an important vehicle for this substantial, societal change. Dive in and learn about Wright’s Law, managing haters, Ark’s thoughts on the triple point asset, and DeFi. ✨ GET THE EXCLUSIVE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-investing-in-the ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  🎖 CLAIM YOUR BADGE: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-guide-2-using-the-bankless-badge  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini 🔀 BALANCER | EXCHANGE & POOL ASSETS https://bankless.cc/balancer 👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave 🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING http://bankless.cc/uniswap ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:42 Cathie, Chris, and Yassine 12:00 Investing in the Future 17:57 Wright’s Law & Retail 22:02 Fear of Change 28:17 Ark and Bitcoin 38:19 Ether and Ethereum 47:12 NFTs 49:28 Triple Point Asset 55:55 Yield, Banks, and Regulation 1:03:24 ETH’s Risk Free Rate 1:06:35 Fintech & DeFi Mullet 1:16:50 DeFi and AI 1:26:07 Regulatory Limits 1:33:53 Crypto’s Challenges 1:41:46 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Cathie on Twitter https://twitter.com/CathieDWood?s=20  Chris On Twitter https://twitter.com/cburniske?s=20  Yassine on Twitter https://twitter.com/yassineARK?s=20  Episode with Chris https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-ethereum-opportunity-chris-burniske  Cryptoassets https://www.amazon.com/Cryptoassets-Innovative-Investors-Bitcoin-Beyond/dp/1260026671 ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

1hr 42mins

13 Sep 2021

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Chris Burniske on the Original Sins of Crypto


Chris Burniske is a co-founder of Placeholder, a New York venture firm that specializes in cryptoassets, and co-author of the book, Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond. He joins us to talk about crypto's past, and the implications that has for its future.–––LUKKALukka Prime is crypto asset pricing data aligned to accounting standards like GAAP and IFRS. Lukka Prime Pricing Data is the pricing source used by S&P Dow Jones Indices’ for their new cryptocurrency indices. Lukka Prime is the world’s first fair market value pricing source for crypto assets and the best option for all post-trade reporting needs. Visit lukka.tech/empire to learn more.–––Get unparalleled access to the greatest minds in macro at Blockworks’ three day, executive summit in Bretton Woods. August 11 - 13. Apply to attend today!https://blockworks.co/brettonwoods/empire---Empire is brought to you by Blockworks, a financial media brand delivering breaking news and premium insights about digital assets to millions of investors. For more content like Empire, visit http://blockworks.co/podcasts.Follow me on Twitter @JasonYanowitz and let me know what you thought of the show!

1hr 23mins

8 Jul 2021

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20 - The Ethereum Opportunity | Chris Burniske


Episode: #20 July 6, 2020 We sit down in this episode with Chris Burniske to talk about crypto, DeFi, and the Ethereum opportunity. Why are we here? How will crypto make the world better? Where are we going next? Oh...and is ETH money? Chris has the incredible ability to drill deep into intricate analysis one moment then zoom out across history to tell us what is means for the future of humanity. Enjoy this conversation with our favorite crypto analyst-philosopher. We cover: Evolution of token valuations Fixing the inequality of capital Is DeFi a better system for the world? Balancer as a case study Have his views on governance changed? Tribalism! The reason we're here Going west toward the Infinite Whitespace The Ethereum opportunity! Bullish ETH? Chris's next book Join us next Monday for a fresh episode! ----- Tools from our sponsors to go bankless: Rocket Dollar - tax shelter your crypto ($50 w/ "BANKLESS") Ramp - the fiat onramp for DeFi (mention Bankless!) Monolith - holy grail of bankless Visa cards Aave - money lego for lending & borrowing ----- Resources discussed: Read our favorite writings by Chris: A Superior Financial System The Likely Fate of Ethereum Killers Protocols As Minimally Extractive Coordinators Value Capture & Quantification: Cryptocapital vs Cryptocommodities Cryptonetworks Are Not Companies Follow Chris on Twitter Listen to Chris Read "A Blank State of Slate" Check out Crypto Assets Book ----- Episode Actions: Read our favorite articles from Chris (see above) Listen to episode 4 on ETH as a Triple Point Asset Subscribe to State of the Nation on YouTube! Also...subscribe to Bankless YouTube to watch State of the Nation every Tuesday. ----- Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder, a New York venture firm that invests in decentralized information networks. Prior to Placeholder, he co-authored, Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond, and spearheaded ARK Investment Management’s crypto efforts, including its 2015 bitcoin investment. His commentary has been featured on national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and Bloomberg. Twitter @cburniske. ----- Subscribe to podcast on iTunes | Spotify | YouTube | RSS Feed Leave a review on iTunes Share the episode with someone you know! ----- Don't stop at the podcast! Subscribe to the Bankless newsletter program Watch Bankless shows and tutorials on YouTube Visit official Bankless website for resources Follow Bankless on Twitter Follow Ryan on Twitter Follow David on Twitter ----- Not financial or tax advice. This podcast is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions.  Do your own research.

1hr 51mins

6 Jul 2020

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Chris Burniske - Crypto In The Context of COVID + DCR In Collateral Economies

Decred In Depth

Interview location : Hawaii  Interview date : Tuesday 28th April, 2020 Company : Place Holder Role : Managing Partner Placeholder is a crypto venture capital partnership based in New York City with over $150 million in committed capital under management. Placeholder believes cryptonetworks will change the structure of global markets to counteract global inequality by decentralizing access to data, wealth and power. https://www.placeholder.vc If you enjoy Decred in Depth you can help support the show by : - Subscribing - Share the show and episodes with your family and friends Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules.  Join the Decred community! Decred:  https://decred.org Twitter:  https://twitter.com/decredproject Reddit:  https://www.reddit.com/r/decred Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/decredproject


1 May 2020

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Chris Burniske: A Blank Slate of State - Ep.163


In this essay, Chris Burniske of Placeholder Capital talks about what kind of world crypto entrepreneurs are creating and want to be creating with the systems they build. He talks about different kinds of values, the dangers of only pursuing market values, and why crypto has a unique opportunity now to recalibrate those market values and incorporate more of the societal virtues we hold dear. Then he dives into which values he hopes to imbue into crypto networks and how that informs his thinking as a VC in the space. Thank you to our sponsors!  CipherTrace: https://ciphertrace.com Crypto.com: https://crypto.com/ Kraken: https://www.kraken.com


17 Mar 2020

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Chris Burniske, Partner at Placeholder

Messari's Unqualified Opinions

Ryan interviews Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder.-----This episode is sponsored by Voyager, a fast and 100% commission-free app that lets you trade more than 20 top cryptocurrencies. Sign up at investvoyager.com/messari to earn $25 in free Bitcoin when you download the Voyager iOS app and create an account.-----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

1hr 13mins

26 Sep 2019

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Investing in the Cryptoasset Universe with Chris Burniske


Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder VC, a crypto venture capital partnership based in New York City with over $150 million in committed capital under management. He is also the Co-Author of "Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond."

1hr 21mins

30 Jul 2019

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Chris Burniske on The Ethics of Investing in Tokens

What Bitcoin Did

Interview location: New YorkInterview date: Monday 25th March, 2019Company: PlaceholderRole: PartnerOne of the most interesting debates in the cryptocurrency industry is whether there is a valid use for a blockchain outside of Bitcoin and whether there is a market for a broad range of crypto assets. Despite the many scams, there are projects with honest intentions of building new business models and economies.Are the maximalists right? Should all focus and attention be on Bitcoin, or in a free market should we embrace entrepreneurs who wish to innovate? It is indeed a topic which splits people.While I sympathise with the views of maximalists who time and time again have seen projects come and go, attempting to use blockchain like some magical component for a new industry. I also maintain a healthy curiosity.Will any of these projects exist with meaningful use in ten years? Will Bitcoin be the only successful use of a blockchain? I struggle to find a binary answer, but I do not support the berating of anyone open to new ideas.In this interview I discuss these issues with Chris Burniske, the author of Cryptoassets - An Innovate Investors Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond. Chris is a Bitcoiner, but he is also an investor in, and his view is that we are at the start of a new industry for programmable money and crypto assets. We discuss why Chris is bullish on Bitcoin, why he believes in a market for tokens, the ethics of value extraction and dealing with the pressure of maximalists.-----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 | 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.

29 Mar 2019

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Cryptoassets – A review with Chris Burniske of Placeholder

FYI - For Your Innovation

On the show today we welcome Chris Burniske of Placeholder, a venture capital firm that invests in cryptoassets. Chris is a friend and former colleague of ours at ARK Invest and he will be discussing all the latest developments in the crypto space as well filling us in on Placeholder’s projects and founding ideas. Yassine Elmandjra […]


14 Jan 2019