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2019 Outlook from WDAS: Metastable Capital, Nathaniel Popper, Multicoin Capital, Near Protocol, Cryptokitties, Primitive Ventures, LayerX

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2019 Outlook from WDAS: Metastable Capital, Nathaniel Popper, Multicoin Capital, Near Protocol, Cryptokitties, Primitive Ventures, LayerX

We have prepared a very special episode for our listeners just in time as we go into 2019. I emceed and moderated at the World Digital Assets Summit in San Francisco this past week, and also got the chance to speak with a number of fantastic funds,projects and reporters who were present. As we go into the New Years with some uncertainty as an industry, it is refreshing to hear different perspectives from a number of thoughtful, experienced individuals on their outlook for 2019.

This podcast is a compilation of 7 separate conversations that I had with individuals and I highly recommend you to listen to each and every one of those conversations. On the funds side, I spoke with Haseeb Qureshi from Metastable Capital, Kyle Samani from Multicoin Capital, Alex Rusnak from LayerX, Martina Long from Primitive Ventures. I had the pleasure of catching up with Nathaniel Popper from the NY Times. And on the projects side, I spoke to founder of NEAR Protocol Ilia Polosukhin and Cryptokitties’ Chief Business Officer Mik Nayeem.

Here are some highlights from my conversations and their timestamps, make sure to listen to it and become a premium reader NOW to access to the summarized transcripts and future deep insights:

1:45 Haseeb Qureshi from Metastable Capital– thoughts on stablecoins and Metastable’s investing approach going into 2019. 
11:09 Nathaniel Popper from the NY Times– on what he’s thinking about writing on in this space now since covering Bitcoin in 2013
17:40 Near Protocol founder Ilia Polosukhin- on recent team hiring, developments in 2019
21:00 Cryptokitties Chief Business Officer Mik Nayeem– on why consumer dApps companies like Cryptokitties are more pessimistic about 2019 than the protocols 
27:40 Kyle Samani from Multicoin Capital- technologies he’s spent the most time researching in 2018 and what those will be in 2019
31:10 Alex Rusnak from LayerX– detailed predictions on the timeline of tech and project developments in 2019
38:45 Martina Long from Primitive Ventures– Primitive’s views on the rift between east and west and how they approach that as a global fund

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