HODL That Thought Podcast #6: Starting a crypto index fund with Jordan Michaelides from CoinJar

Posted: 11 April 2018 2:47 am
In this week’s podcast we talked to Jordan Michaelides from CoinJar, an Australian-based bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet. Jordan Michaelides explained to us how CoinJar’s upcoming cryptocurrency index fund will work, as well as many of the basics surrounding buying cryptocurrencies such as secure storage and avoiding fraud. Also on the podcast, Adam, Liz and Marc talk about Seoul’s new cryptocurrency, Ripple’s recent donations to US schools, John McAfee’s fee for supporting cryptocurrencies and new bitcoin memes.

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Interview with Jordan Michaelidis

  • 23:40 – Start
  • 24:34 – What is CoinJar?
  • 25:34 – How does a wallet actually work behind the scenes?
  • 26:53 – What currencies are available on CoinJar and how do you go about deciding this?
  • 27:35 – How do you build security into one of these wallets?
  • 29:16 – Why Jordan went from only using cold wallets to using exchanges to hold cryptocurrencies
  • 30:06 – What is Jordan’s biggest tip for avoiding scams in the crypto currency world
  • 31:23 – Why do companies pre-mine crypto currencies?
  • 32:39 – Is it always fraudsters causing coins to fail?
  • 34:06 – What do you think regulation will look like and how will it impact the industry?
  • 35:35 – How does CoinJar’s crypto index fund work?
  • 38:33 – What else will be necessary to bring cryptocurrencies to the mainstream?
  • 41:29 – What excites Jordan about cryptocurrencies?
  • 43:30 – Where do you see the future of cryptocurrencies?

Are you broke yet?

  • 45:37 – Start
  • 48:20 – Marc
  • 49:39 – Liz
  • 50:36 – Adam


  • 53:40 – Start


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