TFB#15: Lou Kerner on going down the crypto rabbit hole

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Lou Kerner is the co-founder and partner at Crypto Oracle. Lou has been a crypto enthusiast and investor since 2013 and is recognized as one of the most influential crypto voices and writers out there. Lou was previously a Partner at the decentralized VC, Flight, where he managed The Israel Founders Syndicate that invested in tech companies founded by Israelis. He was also the Managing Partner of the Social Internet Fund and has also spent some time at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, taking an interest in emerging technologies as an analyst and investor.


01:19 Background on Crypto Oracle

03:54 Lou’s crypto journey – ideas, meetups and more

07:25 Going down the crypto rabbit hole

09:57 What makes crypto different from other emerging tech?

12:03 Launching a decentralized VC fund

14:08 Crypto vs ‘Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft & Google’ [FAMGA]

17:57 FAMGA blockchain developments

20:53 Decentralization – in principle vs practice

22:39 BTC’s endgame

26:22 Keeping the crypto community enthused

28:39 Security tokens and opportunities they represent

31:00 Institutional developments

33:14 Incentives providing momentum for the crypto tech & community in 2019

34:49 Helping people appreciate cryptos as the biggest development in human history

36:48 Conclusion

Mentioned in the episode

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Why Everyone Who Sees The Crypto Light Sees Something Different

My Favorite Blockchain Application

The Coming Epic Battle Between Crypto & FAMGA (aka Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, & Amazon)


Rahul Sanghi


Lou Kerner