Encrypted is a dedicated podcast to all things blockchain, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. Hosted by Ahmed Al-Balaghi, Aniket Jindal and Faisal Al-Hawi, they will break down the latest developments, events and trends in this rapidly evolving and exciting space.
Involving a range of superb guests of likeminded innovators, practitioners and implementers in the space, they will take a closer look on the evolution of how blockchain is being implemented in a variety of fields. Being the first blockchain podcast in the Middle East, there will be a special focus on Emerging Market developments that will involve a range of special interviews and educational content.
January 15th, 2019 | 25 mins 27 secs
2020, blockchain, smart dubai, strategy, vision
Ahmed sits down with Mohammed AlSharid from Smart Dubai where he takes us through Dubai’s visionary blockchain strategy which aims to make Dubai the first government to be powered by the blockchain by 2020. Listen in into how this vision is unfolding right before our eyes.
January 8th, 2019 | 21 mins 47 secs
2019, build, regulation, sto, uae
In the first episode of 2019, Ahmed and Faisal are excited to be back and in this one, they share the different observations and trends the industry should look out for in 2019!
December 19th, 2018 | 44 mins 9 secs
arbitrage, regulation, self regulation
Ahmed sits down with two Partners from Simmons & Simmons law firm to further understand the crypto space from a lawyers’ perspective. We chat about regulatory arbitrage, risk based regulatory approaches, self-regulation and more!
December 5th, 2018 | 36 mins 36 secs
Ahmed and Faisal sit down with Samson Williams from Axes and Eggs to discuss the lessons learnt from this bear market and in general 2018. They discuss the pros and cons the industry has showcased in 2018 and how can the industry can move forward going into 2019.
November 27th, 2018 | 29 mins 2 secs
enterprise, hyperledger, private blockchain, qualcomm
Ahmed and Faisal are joined by Chris Fernandez, the CEO of Block Gemini which is a UAE based blockchain development house focusing on enterprise level blockchain applications. They talk about enterprise use cases, projects Block Gemeni are working on, challenges and how the enterprise blockchain world works!
November 20th, 2018 | 24 mins 23 secs
bitcoin cash, etf, finma, sec
In this week’s episode, Ahmed and Aniket discuss the latest developments in the industry ranging from SEC clampdowns to the bitcoin cash hash wars. Ahmed also explains his takeaways from his attendance at the Sora Summit in Macau.
November 13th, 2018 | 28 mins 35 secs
cryptokitty, fungible, gaming, nft
Ahmed and Aniket sit down to explore and make sense of the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) world. The hosts take you through what NFTs are, its importance, their applications, current developments and more on this week's episode of Encrypted!
October 30th, 2018 | 35 mins 54 secs
regulation, security tokens, sto
Ahmed is joined by Kambio Ventures CEO, Louay Al Doory, and Binary Financial Managing Director, Saeed AL Darmaki, for a deep dive into Security Tokens at the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai!
October 24th, 2018 | 20 mins 50 secs
blockchain, education, gitex, star wars
In this episode, Ahmed sits down with Kris Bennet, also known as the Blockchain Beard Guy himself to discuss blockchain education, how to evaluate blockchain use cases and what a Star Wars convention has in common with this industry!
October 16th, 2018 | 19 mins 35 secs
application, blockchain, energy, grid
Ahmed sits down with Paul Massara from Electron to take a deep dive into the interesting application of blockchain technology in the energy market!
October 10th, 2018 | 22 mins 16 secs
dapp, ico, infrastructure, uae, venezuela
Ahmed and Faisal sit down to discuss this week’s most exciting news and thought pieces from the crypto world!
October 2nd, 2018 | 34 mins 14 secs
atm, compliance, exchanges, india, money laundering, regulation, wsj
In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal are joined by Tarek Mohammed, Chief Compliance Officer of OTC Supply which is a UAE based OTC trading desk. They discuss the exciting developments happening both globally and locally in the industry from the WSJ’s recent research about crypto being used for criminal purposes to the new official licensed bitcoin ATMs being installed in Dubai!
September 25th, 2018 | 48 mins 35 secs
humanity, ripple, smart dubai, women
Ahmed and Faisal are joined by Irina Heaver, a technology lawyer, and they discuss the recent news of the week as well topics that range from blockchain helping humanity to the bro culture that exists in this industry. We also touch on an exciting announcement by the Smart Dubai Government which just announced a blockchain project that has went live!
September 18th, 2018 | 43 mins 9 secs
adgm, fintech, institutional capital, regulation
In this Fintech special, Ahmed has a stellar line up of guests present at the Fintech Abu Dhabi conference. Hear what Kraken and Securrency have to say about Abu Dhabi as a crypto hub as well as an interesting discussion revolving around institutional capital meeting crypto. Ahmed also engages in a one to one interview with Richard Teng, the CEO of the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority about Abu Dhabi being a Fintech hub.
September 11th, 2018 | 31 mins 23 secs
coinbase, dtec, goldman sachs
In this episode, special guest Hans Christensen, VP of the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC), explains the position of DTEC in the blockchain ecosystem and what kind of support is provided to drive this forward. Moreover, the most interesting crypto related news stories of the week are explored!
September 4th, 2018 | 50 mins 26 secs
décentralisation, investments, venture capital
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the intersection of where Venture Capital meets blockchains and cryptocurrencies. With our special guest, we share super exciting news and topics and discuss disruptive thoughts. You don’t want to miss this one!