Crypto Businesses with Haseeb Qureshi

Cryptocurrencies are a fundamental computer science invention. 

Cryptocurrencies crashed in 2018 but the technology remains as promising as ever. Bitcoin is a decentralized currency, and a plausible end state that is implied by Bitcoin’s current trajectory is a permissionless, decentralized financial system.

This idea of decentralized finance or “DeFi” begs numerous questions: who will build the companies that provide the infrastructure for decentralized finance? Who will be the lenders? Who will be the credit agencies? Who will be the escrow services? How big will the teams need to be? Will these systems be built on smart contracts, or can it be done with centralized cloud providers?

Haseeb Qureshi is a managing partner with DragonFly Capital and a frequent guest on SE Daily. He returns to the show to discuss his thesis on what kinds of crypto companies make sense, and how he thinks about investments into crypto startups. Haseeb recently wrote an article about how to build a crypto startup.

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