‘Bitcoin Car Talk’ Speaks to Ari Paul of BlockTower Capital… We Think

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HUMOR: Mikeinspace and Bitcoin Car Talk are back! This week’s special guest is crypto investor and commentator Ari Paul, although we’re not sure exactly which is which. You see, they kind of look similar to us. It’s the same prosopagnosia that once caused us to mix up Vinny Lingham and Vitalik Buterin, with hilarious results. But that’s another story for another time.

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Slight Hosting Problems

This latest episode accidentally reveals Daniel Krawisz as the dark mastermind behind Bitcoin Car Talk, as he ponders podcast forks and a backup for host Mikeinspace (who’s been rarer in 2018 than a green candle on a crypto price chart).

Never fear though, a new host is quickly cloned and strapped struggling into the driver’s seat for another white-knuckle ride down the 401.

The Actual Point: Who Is Ari Paul?

It’s a tricky question since even MikeinSpace doesn’t seem to know — but it’s that kind of week. Ari Paul is co-founder and CIO of cryptocurrency investment firm BlockTower Capital, a regular guest on industry podcasts and prolific crypto-tweeter.

A bad side effect to being deemed an “expert” is that people correct me less frequently. I was walking around saying “directed acrylic graph” instead of *acyclic* for a month last year. A big reason I’m on twitter as much as I am. Y’all are less hesitant to call me stupid.

— Ari Paul (@AriDavidPaul) March 26, 2018

Since it’s the most efficient way to pad this article’s word count while remaining informative, let’s just copy-paste Paul’s bio from his blog, The Cryptocurrency Investor:

He was previously a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago’s $8 billion endowment, and a derivatives market maker and proprietary trader for Susquehanna International Group (SIG). Ari earned a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in economics, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and econometrics & statistics. Ari is a CFA charterholder.

In true Bitcoin Car Talk tradition, Paul reveals very little insight in the interview. However we encourage you to watch the video, follow him on social media and listen to his words anyway.

Also, if you’re a fan of Mikeinspace, check out his other work on Twitter and BitcoinCarTalk.com.

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