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.
March 12th, 2019 | 39 mins 35 secs
b3i, insurance, linkedin, private blockchain, risk
Bringing trust back to an industry built on it: Assessing blockchain for insurance.
Walid Daniel Dib from Addenda and Vivek Bhalla from Takaful Emarat join us in episode 29 as it is all about understanding the use case for blockchain in the insurance industry, an industry that is plagued with manual processes and very little innovation.
We also delve deep into how relationships are made between an established player and a small start-up that is deploying a very niche technology.
#Ep. 28: Behavioural Science, Transparency, and the role of Governments: A conversation with Maja Vujinovic, the Former CIO of Emerging Tech at GE
March 3rd, 2019 | 43 mins 19 secs
In Episode 28, Ahmed and Faisal do their first remote recording online with their guest. Maja Vujinovic, CEO at OGroup and Former CIO of Emerging Tech at GE, joins this episode to share her works and thoughts surrounding behavioural science and crypto economics and how they will ultimately play huge in large corporates and governments!
February 17th, 2019 | 35 mins 50 secs
crypto assets, digitisation, dubai, regulation
Ahmed kicks off episode 27 in style at the World Government Summit where he is joined by Lawrence Wintermeyer from Global Digital Finance and Martin Bartlam from DLA Piper. In this episode, the trio delve into what the future of crypto looks like, how we'll get there, the current state of the market and also takeaways from this exclusive 3 day summit which was organized by the Prime Minister's Office.
February 5th, 2019 | 46 mins 2 secs
In the 26th episode, Ahmed and Faisal host Khalifa Al Suwaidi, CEO of ERES and elaborate on the landscape of blockchain applications in the real estate sector in Dubai. They discuss the history, current implementations and the future foresight of blockchain in this space.
#Ep. 25: The balance between ROI and Social Impact: A conversation with the Blockchain Founders Fund
January 29th, 2019 | 36 mins 52 secs
funds, impact report, investment, social, sto, un
In the 25th episode, (wow it has been 25 episodes already), Ahmed and and Faisal sit down with the Managing Partner of the Blockchain Founders Fund, Aly Madhavji to discuss their work with the UN, STO's and investments in the blockchain space both with a ROI lens and a social lens.
January 22nd, 2019 | 51 mins 28 secs
bitoasis, dubai, exchange, regulation
Ahmed and Faisal sits down with Ola Doudin, CEO of Bitoasis. With Bitoasis committed to building the blockchain infrastructure for the MENA region through a crypto assets exchange, Ola describes her journey of founding Bitoasis. We take a deep dive into crypto licensing, opening bank accounts, Bitaosis' user demographics and more in this episode!
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!