Faisal is a co-host of encrypted, he spent his career designing and implementing digital technologies in government sectors. Over the past year he's been involved in projects around emerging tech including blockchains. He is a graduate of Oxford Saïd Business School's Blockchain strategy program.
#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 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 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 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!
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 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!
August 28th, 2018 | 23 mins 26 secs
china, etf, u.s.
In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal discuss 2 major series of events from across the globe; namely China’s crackdown on crypto and the US’s ETF rejection decision.
August 14th, 2018 | 25 mins 48 secs
bakkt, centralisation, decentralisation, etf, sec
In this episode, Ahmed and Faisal engage in a couple of interesting discussions about recent events in the cryptocurrency world, from discussing SEC's recent ETF decision to the application of decentralized exchanges!
August 7th, 2018 | 45 mins 12 secs
cryptocurrency, decentralisation, esca, ico, money
In our 2nd episode, special guest Amin Elkholy takes us through a thrilling ride of how money evolved and what journey awaits us with cryptocurrencies. Plus many more interesting discussions!