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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.

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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