This week we're throwing it back again to yet another Swansea legend that is, Alan Curtis. The Swans will move on, but the memories of Alan playing at The Vetch Field will live on forever.Alan dedicated a lengthy service to the club, from scoring legendary goals to becoming coach, caretaker manager, and now honorary president. He was given an MBE for services to Welsh football.As touched upon in last week's podcast with Wyndham Evans, Alan was a key player in the club’s rise through the football leagues. Not only did Alan have an impact on the pitch, but within the dressing room too, delivering a passionate and iconic speech to players before the 4-2 win over Hull which saved the club's football league status.After a number of seasons at The Vetch Field, Alan signed for Leeds United in the First Division for a Third Division record of £350,000. During a season and a half at Leeds, Alan played and scored in the UEFA Cup, as well as sustaining a serious knee injury in Jan 1980 after a collision with Peter Shilton, putting his career in doubt. Shortly after Alan returned to the Swans before moving onto Southampton. Although many consider Curtis a die-hard Swans legend, scoring 110 goals in 412 appearances, it is important not to overlook Alan’s other achievements in Welsh football. He represented his country 35 times and played 153 matches for Cardiff City scoring 13 times for the club. This included an important goal in the 1988 Welsh Cup Final against Wrexham at the Vetch Field.
Building out the DEX Frontier with Radar CEO Alan Curtis
Messari's Unqualified Opinions
Radar Relay, the peer-to-peer trading platform built on the 0x protocol did a respectable $100M in volume in 2019. This however is down from the dizzying highs of 2018 where in certain months, Radar Relay facilitated up to $60M. In this interview, Radar CEO Alan Curtis speaks candidly about the current state of the DEX landscape that features lower volumes ($5-7M a day) and more competition. He draws attention to the current “space race” taking place between Kyber Network and 0x to aggregate liquidity, how he’s seeing an inbound of more automated and professional traders and how he expects to see more centralized exchanges experimenting with DEX models. He also opens up about the high cost of compliance and how Radar has managed to create a compliant DEX by US regulatory standards.More about Radar RADAR is best known for RADAR RELAY, but has recently been expanding its portfolio of products. It now has REDSHIFT, which bridges payments between the Bitcoin Lightning Network and other blockchains such as Ethereum. They've also built ION, which services to educate and onboard users to the Lightning Network. Their latest project, DEPLOY is a node operations platform that helps developer spin up and maintain blockchain infrastructure. You can find more information about the various product offerings on radar.tech,---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
Alan joins us on Base Layer to give us a great in-depth overview of the happenings at Radar; going from Relay which the team believes is the most secure way to trade ERC20 tokens directly from your Ethereum wallet; to Ion and Redshift which allows users to trustlessly swap assets between chains to Deploy which the team says is the easiest way to spin up and maintain blockchain infrastructure so you can ship faster with less. This was a great chat about the entire ecosystem Radar and the team are working on and you'll learn a lot!
On this week's edition of the show Ben Turner chats to Swansea City legend Alan Curtis. Curtis, who also played for Leeds United, Southampton and Cardiff City retired from football at the end of last season after more than 40 years service at the Swans, but will take up a new role as honorary club president. One of the greatest players in Swansea's history, Curtis has filled numerous off-field roles at the club.
We had some great tributes to Alan Curtis, who announced his retirement this week, one from David who remembered the first game he saw with Alan in, a 3-1 win over Lincoln City in 1973.... Kev and Jim are ardent Ospreys supporters and both were very happy with the signing of Gareth Anscombe from Cardiff Blues... And we previewed the World Snooker Championship. Is there a 6th title for Ronnie O'Sullivan in the pipeline? All that & more on this week's podcast.
The Decentralized Economy - Interview with CEO of Radar Relay Alan Curtis
Around The Coin
In July, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, shared some choice words for centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, hoping they “burn in hell”. These exchanges are some of the most powerful players in the digital currency market, acting as the middleman between buyers and seller, however, according to JPMorgan, one-third of centralized crypto exchanges have been subject to hacks. Over the past year, decentralized exchanges that don’t hold custody of funds and allow buyers and sellers to directly exchange tokens have been growing in popularity, gaining attention across the industry segment.Now imagine a decentralized trading platform for ERC-20 compliant tokens the runs on the 0x protocol. Users are able to trade tokens wallet-to-wallet with other traders via the Ethereum blockchain without giving custody of the tokens to an exchange or smart contract. This improves both the speed, security, and safety of peer-to-peer trading compared to a centralized exchange.Once such startup doing exactly that. Changing the world, one user at a time in a decentralized manner. That company is called Radar Relay and I recently had the chance to interview the CEO Alan Curtis.Sponsors:Otter Labs www.hireotter.com- Hire great and inexpensive developer with staff augmentation through Otter.Redeeem https://redeeem.click/qdza- Redeeem is a decentralized peer-to-peer exchange that lets you save 15% or more on gift cards using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Alan Curtis is the CEO of Radar Relay which uses the 0x protocol to allow users to trade Ethereum tokens directly from their wallets. Check them out at https://radarrelay.com/ The Crypto Street Podcast: https://twitter.com/CryptoStreetPod
Alan Curtis – CEO at Radar Relay – Trustless Token Trading
Finding Genius Podcast
Alan Curtis CEO at Radar Relay joins Future Tech Podcast. Radar Relay offers leverage blockchain technology to trade Ethereum tokens directly from your wallet. No middleman. Features: No Signups, No Deposits, No Withdrawals, Off-Chain Orderbook, Interoperable, Wallet Integration.