Scenius Studio (Episode #11)
Jeff Dorman -- Arca
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As a crypto dedicated Fund-of-Funds Manager at Scenius Capital, host, Ben Jacobs has the unique opportunity to speak daily with the brightest investors in the blockchain space. In Scenius Studio, Ben speaks with crypto Hedge Fund Managers and Venture Capitalists in wide-ranging, punchy, and illuminating conversations.
In each episode of Scenius Studio, Ben dives deep with these talented professionals to understand what drove them to crypto, and how they approach the complex craft of investing in the wild west of digital assets and blockchain technology. We are excited to share these discussions publicly through this podcast.
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In this episode, Ben sits down with Jeff Dorman, Co-Founder of Arca and CIO of the firm's Digital Assets Fund. Jeff has two decades of portfolio management and trading experience, and now as CIO at Arca manages all aspects of portfolio sizing, trading, and risk management.
In this episode we discuss:
Arca’s initial approach to crypto from an institutional perspective rather than a technological one
The constant evolution of tokens and the complexities of digital asset valuation
Chiliz, Socios, and the proliferation of crypto x sports with fan tokens
Common misconceptions from TradFi investors who dislike crypto
The downside protection of tokens vs. equities
What FUD is real and what is fake (Operation Chokepoint, tokens as securities, & Tether)
Constructivism and effectuating change on-chain by participating in protocol governance
Why every major corporate will have a token one day
Jeff’s spiciest takes 🌶
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