Navigating Frontier Tech – Episode 2

In this episode

Jay Steinback, CEO & Founder of yWhales, Abe Micael, yWhales Head of Ecosystem, Jeffery Ugbah, Director at Galaxy, and Florian Glatz, Co-Founder of Common Ground discuss the latest in the world of emerging tech and Web3. From hot topics like Elon Musk’s X.ai launch, to Snoop Dogg’s participation in the raise of a Web3 music platform, the team covers deFi, regulation, crypto, gaming, and blockchain news. Listen in for expert insights from the top builders in emerging tech today!


About Guests

Jeffery Ugbah is a Director within Galaxy Digital’s Investment Banking Practice, where he specializes in gaming, metaverse, and Web3 companies. Jeffery was previously a VP at PJT Partners, where he built out the company’s digital gaming practice and advised interactive entertainment, digital media, and emerging technology companies. Jeffery holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania (honors) and A.B. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Harvard College (honors). Florian Glatz is Vice President of the European Crypto Initiative (EUCI) and co-founder of Common Ground (commonground.cg), a novel social network built for web3 communities and DAOs. A visionary at heart, Florian paves the way for self-sovereign identities, community-led decision-making and a user-owned data economy. Trained as a lawyer and software developer, Florian is an expert on key issues at the intersection of crypto assets and regulation.


Guest Social Links:

Jeffery’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefferyugbah/

Florian’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/heckerhut

Florian’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/florianglatz/

Galaxy’s Website: https://www.galaxy.com/

Common Grounds’ Website: https://www.commonground.cg/



0:00 Jay’s intro 

1:05 Abe’s intro 

1:28 Jeff’s intro 

2:01 Florian’s intro 

2:55 Elon Musk launches X.ai, OpenAI competitor 

9:53 Microsoft-Activision deal cleared 

13:00 Bank of America not randomly closing accounts of Coinbase clients 

17:58 Snoop Dogg and a16z Back Web3 Music Platform Sound’s $20M Funding Round 

26:10 Gamercraft raises $5 Million for AI-powered skill- gaming platform 

29:04 Binance Labs Invests $15M in Web3 Gaming Startup Xterio 

35:05 Silk Road–Linked Bitcoin Worth $300M Moved by U.S. Government: On-Chain Data 39:00 US Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand Propose Legislation to Regulate Digital Assets 

44:22 Google’s Quantum Computer 49:23 Vanguard Now Owns $560 Million Worth of Bitcoin Mining Stock, Layer-2 Blockchain Starknet's ‘Quantum Leap’ Upgrade Goes Live, for Speedier Transactions, BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF Application Takes Surveillance to the Next Level 

57:00 Bitcoin Predictions 

1:00:19 New Developers Left Web3 En Masse In The Past 12 Months 

1:07:25 Closing thoughts


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yWhales is not affiliated with YPO. Support and production for today’s episode was done by Truth Work Media. Nothing in the podcast constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information on the podcast constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto.

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