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The Crypto Market Update with Jeremey Epstein

Updated: Aug 22

RL130 - The Crypto Market Update with Jeremey Epstein


On the Retirement Lifestyle Show, Roshan Loungani and Adrian Nicholson talk to Jeremy Epstein, President of the Crypto Explorers Association and co-founder of the Crypto Explorers. Jeremy shares his take on the current crypto environment, why crypto investing is not for everyone, and the risk versus potential opportunities in cryptocurrencies right now.

[02:13] A Look Back at the Crazy Year For Crypto

[06:00] Will Crypto Bounce Back Or Has The Bubble Burst?

[09:10] Stablecoins Explained

[11:40] Jeremy’s Thoughts on Bitcoin’s Price Movements

[14:35] Understanding the Crypto Boom-Burst Cycles

[17:50] Crypto is Not For Everyone

[20:00] Factors Influencing the Current Crypto Slump

[21:50] Major Evolutions in the Crypto World Over the Past 3 Years

[25:05] The Number of Crypto Coins as of July 2022

[29:40] Token Economics and the Rising Number of Cryptocurrencies

[33:30] The Future of Cryptocurrencies Explained

[37:10] Risk and Potential Opportunities in Crypto Right Now

[38:50] Advice to Investors on How to Respond to Market Lows

[42:10] Cryptocurrencies – Just a Fad, or Here to Stay?

[45:48] Parting Thoughts


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Full Show Notes:


Will Crypto Bounce Back Or Has The Bubble Burst?

Over the last nine months, we’ve seen significant price adjustments in the crypto space - including drops of almost 70% in the prices of some of the most widely followed assets like Bitcoin. Have these substantial reductions shown that the perceived promise of these technologies was hollow? Or is this just part of the normal ebb and flow of these asset prices? Well, Jeremy believes we’re going through a healthy contraction right now.

If you think about the evolution of emerging technologies, there’s always a hype cycle. Think about the internet and when the bubble burst. We went through a couple of years of unbearable winter. And during that winter is when the fraudsters and the crappy business models were flushed out. Jeremy believes that that’s the exact same thing happening right now. It’s painful, but it’s necessary.


Who is Jeremy Epstein

Jeremy Epstein, Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Manager, has spent the past 7 years deeply immersed in the world of crypto assets and blockchain technology. During that time, he has worked with some of the leading and most innovative companies in the blockchain/decentralization space including Nexus Mutual, Arweave, SingularityNet, Zcash, Dapper Labs, Alethea, and Unique Networks. He serves currently as the CMO of Radix. In addition, he has served as the Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Crypto Futura Fund since 2017.


A prolific author, Jeremy has contributed over 100 articles to Venture Beat, Bitcoin Magazine, and Distributed Magazine on topics related to blockchain. In December of 2016, Jeremy edited and published a collaborative eBook with 33 of the biggest influencers and thought-leaders in the industry called “Blockchains in the Mainstream: When Will Everyone Else Know?” In July 2017, he published “The CMO Primer for The Blockchain World: How This “Trust Machine” Impacts Branding, Customer Experience, Advertising and Much More,” and in April 2018, he published “The Decentralized Marketing Organization.”

A leading speaker on the topic of blockchain-driven innovation, Jeremy has presented to hundreds of audiences in 15 countries and was the top-ranked speaker at multiple events including Microsoft Global CXO Summit. He also currently serves as the host of the Decentralized Finance podcast for SingularityNet.


Jeremy is the marketing faculty member for the Blockchain Research Institute, led by the bestselling authors of Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott. Don remarked that “When it comes to unlocking new value for marketers and customers on the blockchain, Jeremy Epstein is the go-to subject matter expert.” A co-founder of Crypto Explorers, a leading community for passionate individuals seeking to understand the decentralized future, Jeremy has led 5 trips with over 250 alumni to “Crypto Valley” in Zug, Switzerland.

Jeremy’s entry into Bitcoin came in 2013 when he purchased his first coins for $80. Since then, he has traded hundreds of crypto assets and become a member of the exclusive Satoshi Roundtable, recognized by his peers as one of the industry’s most knowledgeable advocates.


Jeremy’s contact information

Jeremy Epstein - jeremy@windy-city-crypto.com


Special guest Jeremy Epstein is co-manager of Windy City Crypto. He is a highly regarded thought leader in the crypto world.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Jeremy also co-manages the Crypto Penta Fund. He is joined in that by one of the principals of Arete Wealth, the investment management and financial planning firm with which your podcast co-hosts affiliate. Your co-hosts have no ownership in, benefit from, or client assets invested in the Crypto Penta Fund, though one of your co-hosts' clients has a very limited investment with a predecessor fund, the Crypto Futura Fund.



All opinions expressed by podcast hosts and guests are solely their own. While based on information that they believe is reliable, neither Arete Wealth nor its affiliates warrant its completeness or accuracy, nor do their opinions reflect the opinion of Arete Wealth. This podcast is for general informational purposes only, and should not be regarded as specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Before making any decisions, consult a professional.

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