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Every pension fund should buy Bitcoin.

The retirement of hundreds of millions of corporate and government employees around the world depends on these pension funds’ ability to pay the individual a set amount of money post-retirement. Unfortunately, many pension funds are facing a significant crisis — it does not look like they will be able to pay their future obligations.

The difference between the obligations…


The following is a transcript of a conversation between Anthony Pompliano and Murad Mahmudov, one of the highest conviction Bitcoin Maximalists in the world, about what Bitcoin is, how it works, the importance of its deflationary monetary system, why all Fiat Currencies are doomed to fail, and how central banks and institutions should be thinking about Bitcoin.

You can find the recording here: Off The Chain Podcast: Anthony Pompliano and Murad Mahmudov

Anthony Pompliano: All right, guys, I am here with Murad. We are going to do our best to create a podcast episode that becomes the de facto…


The crypto industry is complex. It requires an individual to understand technology, business, economics, law, and politics. Each of these concepts are tough to tackle by themselves, let alone under the context of a global, decentralized, digital world.

Fortunately, we have the internet. There is a seemingly unlimited amount of information available at our finger tips. These sources of information range from professional media outlets to meme-filled subreddits — if you are interested in something, there are people somewhere willing to talk about it.

Unfortunately, there is also a lot of inaccurate information as well. Whether it is a company’s…


Michael Sonnenshein.

Anthony Pompliano: All right, guys. We’re here with Michael. This is going to be a great episode. Michael, thank you so much for coming.

Michael Sonnenshein: Thanks for having me.

Pomp: Absolutely. Let’s just start with your background because you’ve been in this space for quite a while. I think people probably don’t know what you did pre-crypto.

Michael: Sure. So I started out as a banker. Spent time at Bank of America, Barclays, and most recently JP Morgan. And I was looking for a challenge. I wasn’t even necessarily looking for crypto. My seat at JP Morgan, I remember…


Jake Chervinsky

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Anthony Pompliano and Jake Chervinsky, who serves as Defense Counsel in U.S. government criminal investigation’s at Kobre & Kim, about Securities Law, accreditation standards, terrorism financing, the applications of the Howey Test to crypto, and why Blockstream may be the most important company in the industry.

You can find the recording here: Off The Chain Podcast: Anthony Pompliano and Jake Chervinsky

Anthony Pompliano: All right, guys, I’ve got Jake here. …


Gabor Gurbacs

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Anthony Pompliano and Gabor Gurbacs, Director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck, where they discuss the ridiculous accreditation laws, Bitcoin and traditional ETFs, why regulators are currently concerned about crypto, and Gabor’s prediction for the growth of retail crypto projects.

You can find the recording here: Off The Chain Podcast: Anthony Pompliano and Gabor Gurbacs

Anthony Pompliano: All right guys. This is going to be an awesome episode. I’ve got Gabor here from VanEck and we’ve got a lot to cover. We’re going to touch on all things ETF, retail…


Frank Chaparro

Frank Chaparro is a Crypto-Journalist currently at The Block, a global community for Crypto enthusiasts. He previously covered the intersection of Crypto on Wall Street in Business Insider.

In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Frank Chaparro cover the current state of Crypto Media, what it takes to develop sources, how you deal with sources who lie to you, what happened when the CFO of Goldman Sachs called Frank’s article fake news, and who the most important people in companies in Crypto are.

You can find the recording here: Off The Chain Podcast: Anthony Pompliano and Frank Chaparro

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Travis Kling

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Anthony Pompliano and Travis Kling, Founder and CIO at Ikigai Asset Management, about token structures, price movements and outlook, value accrual, the importance of BitMEX in Asian algorithmic Market Makers, and what needs to change for crypto to have sustainability.

You can find the recording here: Off The Chain Podcast: Anthony Pompliano and Travis Kling

Anthony Pompliano: Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school, education, and then what did you do pre-crypto?

Travis Kling: Yeah. Grew up in Texas, and growing up in Texas, I’ve been…


Michael Moro, CEO Genesis Trading & Genesis Capital

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Anthony Pompliano and Michael Moro where they cover crypto market infrastructure, how Genesis grew so quickly, what OTC trading is, and when institutional money will enter the market.

You can find the recording here: Off The Chain: Anthony Pompliano and Michael Moro

Anthony Pompliano: 00:00 All right, guys, here with Michael from Genesis Trading. How are you doing today?

Michael Moro: 00:05 Not too bad. How are you?

Pomp: 00:06 Awesome. We got a lot to cover today, but before we dive in, I think, probably, lots of people know…


Marty Bent

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Anthony Pompliano and Marty Bent where they cover all thing Bitcoin, crypto mining, and why hash rate is way more important than people give it credit for.

You can find the recording here: Off The Chain Podcast: Anthony Pompliano and Marty Bent

Anthony Pompliano: 00:00:00 So, Marty’s here. We got a bunch of stuff to talk through today. Before we get started on the smart people stuff, let’s just go through your background real quick, and how the hell you got into crypto.

Marty Bent: 00:00:10 I think I had…

Anthony Pompliano

Founder & Partner - Morgan Creek Digital Assets. They call me Pomp.

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