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Scenius Studio (Episode #32)
Adam Benayoun -- Collider
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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 chats with crypto Hedge Fund Managers and Venture Capitalists in wide-ranging, evergreen, and alpha-focused conversations.
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Over the last five years, Adam has been investing in the asset class and steering blockchain and digital asset policy in Israel alongside Israeli-born blockchain unicorns such as Fireblocks and Starkware. Collider seeks to back Israeli teams where blockchain intersects with traditional areas of Israeli technological strength such as cybersecurity and cryptography. Amid the recent geopolitical turmoil in Israel and Palestine we thought this was an important episode to share.
See below👇 for a sneak peak of the episode, links to the podcast, topics discussed and resources mentioned.
In this episode we discuss:
Why Adam thinks Israel is a top three market for blockchain companies
The status of the tech and crypto ecosystems in Israel amid the current war
How Collider is supporting its own team and its portfolio companies during the conflict
Blockchain technology as a tool for mitigating terrorist financing and protecting against disinformation
The state of blockchain/digital assets policy and regulation in Israel
The benefits of Fully Homomorphic Encryption and the related recent investment into Fhenix
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