FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

Finding Success in Crypto Winter | (with Edward Woodford, Founder & CEO of Zerohash) | Web3

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The crypto winter has been a challenging time for many companies in the industry, but some have managed to thrive despite the market conditions.

In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Edward Woodford, Founder of Zero Hash.

Edward dives into the ins and outs of building a successful crypto company, discussing topics such as how every financial company will become a crypto company, how to navigate through building and delivering from a team perspective, and the main geographies to pursue building products. He also shares his thoughts on the current state of the crypto market and what sets Zero Hash apart even in tough market conditions.

00:00 Introduction of Edward
6:32 The journey of every financial company becoming a crypto company
12:20 Zerohash navigate through building and delivering from the team perspective
15:28 Main geographies to pursue building product
21:59 The current status of the crypto market
26:24 The secret sauce that has put Zerohash in a strong position even in crypto winter
32:51 The future of Zerohash and crypto world

Episode Guest

Edward Woodford

Edward Woodford

Founder & CEO of Zerohash

Edward co-founded Zero Hash and leads the company as CEO. Zero Hash’s mission is to empower innovators by delivering access to the financial system 2.0. Zero Hash provides the complete turnkey solution to allow platforms to launch digital assets and own the client experience, without any regulatory overhead and a light technical lift. Zero Hash’s clients include Neo-banks, broker-dealers, and payment groups. Prior to founding Zero Hash, he gained experience at a series of hedge funds and start-ups including founding a US-based CFTC-registered derivatives execution venue. Edward holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and a Master of Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US). He was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2018.

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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