EPISODE #43 – Everything Crypto with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano
In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore the current cryptocurrency landscape and what’s next for bitcoin and ether with Elliot Johnson and keynote speaker, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano.
- 0:00 Opening remarks
- 1:53 Key opportunities and challenges in bitcoin
- 7:25 Nation-state adoption of bitcoin & regulations
- 18:33 Bitcoin adoption in industries
- 19:35 US ETFs
- 22:53 Canadian cryptocurrency ETFs
- 27:40 Institutional adoption of cryptocurrency
- 33:26 Financial advisors & investing in cryptocurrency
- 41:24 Closing remarks
Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, Tech Investor & Entrepreneur – The Pomp Podcast
Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano is an entrepreneur and technology investor. Most people simply call him “Pomp.” Pomp currently manages an investment portfolio valued at more than $500 million, including investments in many of the largest companies across the bitcoin and crypto industry. He also hosts the popular podcast “The Pomp Podcast,” which has been downloaded more than 20 million times. He writes a daily letter that is read by more than 150,000 investors each morning. Pomp’s interests lie at the intersection of finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and economics, which he tweets about extensively to his more than 1.1 million followers.
Elliot Johnson, CIO & COO of Evolve ETFs
Elliot is Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operation Officer at Evolve ETFs. Prior to joining Evolve ETFs, Elliot was Senior Vice President, Retail Markets at Fiera Capital Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment management firm. Elliot has been a featured guest on BNN Bloomberg and featured in top publications such as, Toronto Star, Yahoo Finance, Benzinga, Investment Executive, Wealth Professional and Motley Fool. Elliot is also a frequent guest on various industry webinars, ETF panels, wealth and cryptocurrency podcasts, including Jessica Moorhouse and BTC Media.
Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve ETFs
Prior to founding Evolve ETFs, Mr. Lala served as Head of WisdomTree Canada – a division of WisdomTree Investments Inc., one of the world’s largest ETF issuers. Prior to this, Mr. Lala was Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Markets for Fiera Capital Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment management firm with over $100 billion in assets under management. Mr. Lala co-founded and served as President and CEO of Propel Capital Corporation (which was acquired by Fiera Capital Corporation in September 2014). Propel raised approximately $1 Billion in structured products in its five years of operation. Prior to Propel, Mr. Lala worked with Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala held several roles at Jovian including President of JovFunds Inc., an asset management division of Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.