FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

From Idea to Reality: Entering the World of Web3 | (with Jaynti Kanani, Co-Founder of Polygon) | Web3

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What is real story behind building a global blockchain platform?

In this episode, we speak with the Co-Founder of Polygon Jaynti Kanani, and hear the untold story of how he built one of the biggest blockchain platform, and discussed the iPhone moment of Web3! 🚀

Join us for an insightful conversation on how he overcame challenges to bring his dreams and goals to life!

00:10 JD’s background
17:30 Getting into the world of software engineers
28:09 Meeting with the rest of the crew of Polygon
38:14 The structure of a successful blockchain company
42:22 Best piece of advice to give yourself

Episode Guest

Jaynti Kanani

Co-Founder of Polygon

Jaynti Kanani is the cofounder of Polygon (formerly Matic Network), the first made-in-India cryptocurrency unicorn. Polygon ranks among the top 20 biggest cryptos globally and has become a massive hit in India. Jaynti is an entrepreneur with a focus on product, users, market, design and marketing. An experienced technologist and investor with a knack for investing into early age blockchain companies. His hands-on approach to blockchain has roots in his own experience as a technologist. He has led the (scaling) research in blockchain space, helping blockchain startups build better products and has made effective contributions to Web3, Plasma, and Wallet-Connect.

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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