HODL That Thought Podcast #3: Cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 with Michael Dunworth from Wyre

Posted: 21 March 2018 2:47 am

In this week’s episode we spoke to Michael Dunworth, CEO of Wyre, a company that helps users make cheap and fast international payments using the blockchain. Michael gave us his top tips for getting started in the crypto currency space, and his predictions for 2018. Also on the podcast, Adam, Liz and Marc talk about countries starting their own cryptocurrencies, Australia’s tax response to cryptocurrencies and Ryan Gosling’s supposed debut into the world of ICOs.

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Moving the needle


Interview with Michael Dunworth from Wyre

  • 22:32 – What’s in store for bitcoin in 2018
  • 24:58 – What’s in store for Ethereum in 2018
  • 27:12 – What’s in store for Ripple in 2018
  • 29:36 – Can Ripple replace SWIFT?
  • 30:29 – Predictions for alt-coins for 2018
  • 35:35 – What does Michael think people should stay away from?
  • 36:07 – What is the biggest sleeping giant in the cryptocurrency world?
  • 37:33 – Michael’s words of caution for buying crypto currencies
  • 41:23 – Michael’s biggest tip for getting into cryptocurrency – read
  • 42:44 – Michael’s second tip for getting into cryptocurrency – focus on security
  • 43:45 – Michael’s third tip for getting into cryptocurrency – understand the people in the space
  • 45:08 – Michaels’ fourth tip for getting into cryptocurrency – be patient
  • 46:44 – Michael’s fifth and most important tip for getting into cryptocurrency – be willing to flush your money down the toilet
  • 48:07 – What does Wyre do?
  • 54:33 – What will happen in 2018 at Wyre?
  • 55:42 – Mike’s laundry story from before Wyre

Are you broke yet

  • 1:03:21 – Marc’s experience
  • 1:05:11 – Liz’s experience
  • 1:06:47 – Adam’s experience


  • 1:08:32 – Introduction
  • 1:09:29 – Liz’s attempt at verification
  • 1:10:48 – Adam’s attempt at verification


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