#99 Ray Youssef – From homeless to Paxful. Solving real problems

Ray Youssef, co-founder of Paxful, is a serial entrepreneur. He has had 11 failed startups since he started his entrepreneurial journey. At one point, his life savings were gone and he was homeless on the streets of California. He met his fellow co-founder, Estonian native Artur Schaback, in similar circumstances. Both were trying to rebuild their lives and the opportunity that is Bitcoin offered them an idea. Paxful was born, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace which offers 300+ different ways to buy Bitcoin without the need for banks or intermediaries. Paxful is like the uber of banking, or rather for the unbanked.

Besides business, Ray has a big heart for charity. The hashtag ‘#BuiltbyBitcoin’ is his baby. He uses Bitcoin for social good, some of his charitable work include building schools with clean water and electricity.


Links to some of his projects:
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/23/this-bitcoin-exchange-wants-to-build-100-schools-in-africa.html
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paxful-to-build-second-rwanda-school-in-builtwithbitcoin-charitable-initiative-835084101.html

https://paxful.com/blog/builtwithbitcoin-school-2-has-begun/

Link to Paxful: https://paxful.com/

#98 Steve Nathan – Demystifying Investing & Retirement

In this episode. Grey Jabesi interviews Steve Nathan. Founder and CEO of 10X investments.
Ex JSE’s top rated investment analyst who envisioned a more transparent way to run retirements funds and made it happen 10X is currently managing retirement funds worth R8bn on behalf of 150 companies.

Steve is known for criticizing the status quo of retirement funds and their practises. I watched several interviews and read articles of him talking about this subject. I decided to reach out after meeting him at a Daily Maverick event.

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#94 Stephen Young – Bulding a crypto market place

In this episode, Grey Jabesi interviews Stephen Young, Chief Product Officer at Coindirect. A global cryptocurrency marketplace which makes it easier for people to buy and sell Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in emerging markets.

In this interview, we discuss :
– His background
– Regulation for exchanges
– Security tokens
– His approach on Cryptocurrency investing
– Cryptocurrency trends in developed vs developing countries
– Blockchain and Scaling
– His favorite cryptocurrencies

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#93 Michael Jordaan(Part 2) – Rain Mobile, Bank Zero & Venture Capital

This is a continuation for Episode #90.

Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as Partner at AngelHub Ventures. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at First National Bank, Plc until December 31, 2013.

He had a decade of experience working at the First National Bank, Plc. At FNB, he oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric solutions for customers. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of JSE Limited since January 1, 2014. Dr. Jordaan is the recipient of the CNBC Africa Business Leader of the Year for Southern Africa award.

According to Ventures Africa.com, Micheal is Africa’s most innovative banker.

Follow Michael on twitter: @michaeljordaan
Website: http://www.montegray.com/

This is part 2 of 2.
Link to part 1. Click here.

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#84 Joby Weeks – Rules to financial freedom and unlimited travel

Joby is an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and travel bug who is passionate about seeing others succeed. He has created several successful companies and continues to pursue different ventures. He is well known for Bitcoin and Bitclub Network in the cryptocurrency community.

In this podcast we discussed:
– His first business
– Financial independence
– Travel
– Bitclub network
– His philosophy on life

 

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Books he mentioned: The creature from jekyll island

Link to signup on Bitclub network and start mining: http://bitclub.network/ninja265

Link to Smartcash: https://smartcash.cc/

Other podcasts like this
Lets talk Bitcoin with Peter Saddington
How to find your place in Crypto with Wannipha aka Crypto Jane
Lets talk Ethereum with Ivan on Tech

#83 Regulation and Governance

In this podcast, I was joined by Michael Jordan and Nick Hill. Michael is an Acturial scientist and Nick, an entrepreneur who also works in the Fintech space.

We discussed regulation using the Crypto and traditional markets as examples. We also discussed governance using Smartcash as an example.

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#70 Graham Stephan – REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR MILLENNIALS

Raised in Santa Monica, California, Graham Stephan obtained his Real Estate license shortly after his 18th birthday and dove headfirst into the world of Real Estate in 2008 with Coldwell Banker Previews International. Since 2008, Graham has sold over $100,000,000 of Residential Real Estate and continues to increase his sales volume year-after-year.

He also has a YouTube channel where he talks about Real estate and investing.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV6KDgJskWaEckne5aPA0aQ

The key to Graham’s success is simple: a genuine passion and infectious enthusiasm for the Real Estate industry.

#68 ED MYLETT – DO NOT DIE IN YOUR 20s

Ed Mylett(Chairman of WFG) is one of the premier business leaders, peak performance experts and motivational speakers in the world. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. He has shared the stage with business legends such as Tony Robbins, John Maxwell and Phil Knight.

I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with Ed and share it with you guys and girls. This will definitely get you off the mat and start going for whats yours.

Nb: Whenever we mentioned “Grant”, we meant Grand Cardone.

Some of the topics we discuss:
– Fitness
– Confidence
– Goals
– Money
– Fear
– Leadership

 

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Links to Ed content:
Website: http://www.edmylett.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIprGZAdzn3ZqgLmDuibYcw
Ed Mylett: https://www.instagram.com/edmylett/ @Edmylett

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#62 DYLAN KARDASHIAN – HOW TO CRUSH SOCIAL MEDIA

Dylan Kardashian/Musanhu is a social media personality, aspiring film maker, social media expert, graphic and web designer from South Africa.

He gained his fame after an interaction with Nicki Minaj on social media. He currently works with highly ranked celebrities like Khanyi Mbau among others doing social media.

He recently built a mobile App for Khanyi Mbau which you can download here https://www.mykhanyimbau.com/digital

In this episode, we discuss:
– His early career beginning
– Current state of social media
– How to crush social media
– Social media business

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Dylan’s website: dylankardashian.com
Dylan Kardashian on instagram @dylankardashian

#59 MARCELLO SCHERMER – A BRIEF LOOK ON AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

On my quick trip to Johannesburg, I was fortunate enough to meet Marcello Schermer. Was recommended by many as a go to guy when it comes to Startups in Africa. He is massively involved and in touch with what’s going on across the continent.

Marcello’s passion lies in building scalable products and platforms to help entrepreneurs in Africa succeed.

In his previous role as regional manager for Africa at Seedstars World, he worked on analyzing over 20 entrepreneurship ecosystems on the continent while finding and supporting the best local startups and connect them to the right investors, partners and countries to fuel their growth.

In this episode, we discuss:
– The current state of entrepreneurship in Africa
– Progress
– Challenges so far
– Startups that stands out
– What African governments are doing
– Cryptocurrencies

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Some startups mentioned:
Flyzipline(Drones): http://www.flyzipline.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9XIq_MrE58″>BlackBox Tv

Marcello’s TedxTalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgqZONIbt8k