The Real Network Decrypto – sponsored by Luno

Decrypto – sponsored by Luno

The Decrypto series, presented by Gareth Cliff and sponsored by Luno, delves into all aspects of cryptocurrency with the input of industry leaders, and professionals. Whether you’re just getting started with the world of cryptocurrencies, have no idea what mining is, or you’re already doing your own trading, Decrypto will demystify cryptocurrency for you.
English South Africa Investing · Technology
26 Episodes
1 – 20

Coming soon: Decrypto – sponsored by Luno

The Decrypto series, presented by Gareth Cliff and sponsored by Luno, delves into all aspects of cryptocurrency with the input of industry leaders, and professionals. Coming 26 September…
Season 1 / Episode 0 1 min

What is Cryptocurrency & Why Should You Care?

Where did it all began, how does it actually work, and what is the technology behind the trend? Gareth Cliff chats to Simon Dingle about some of the basics around cryptocurrency. Decrypto is powered by Luno.
Season 1 / Episode 1 21 min

Volatile? Future Forecasting

"Volatility" is a word often associated with crypto, but is it accurate? What does the future hold for this alternative form of currency? Gareth Cliff speaks to Ran Neu-Ner to get his take, and hear more about his crypto journey.
Season 1 / Episode 2 15 min

Being Your Own Bank

One of the ideas often spoken about in the context of a global, decentralised currency is the notion of being your own bank... but how practical is this really, and what is needed to make it a reality? Lorien Gamaroff is the guy who can answer these questions for us.
Season 1 / Episode 3 17 min

Mining Cryptocurrency

It’s late 2017 and crypto and Bitcoin have reached new heights. But with all the hype comes new problems, like a nationwide shortage of graphic cards. How exactly did cryptocurrencies bring a halt to a whole industry? What is crypto mining, and how does it work? Gareth Cliff speaks to…
Season 1 / Episode 4 16 min

Political Disruption

Can government get their hands on your cryptocurrency profits? What are the dangers of the market falling apart? Who understands this - inside the structures that currently exist - better than anyone else? Gareth Cliff speaks to Dr Arif Ismail, Head of Fintech at The South African Reserve Bank.
Season 1 / Episode 5 34 min

The Blockchain & What It Can Do

Blockchain is one of those terms that everybody uses, but what is it exactly, how does it work, and does it have other applications aside from cryptocurrency? Gareth Cliff speak to Sonya Kuhnel from The Blockchain Academy to find out.
Season 1 / Episode 6 12 min

The Different Tokens

When we talk about cryptocurrency, many people invariably think Bitcoin, and possibly also Ethereum. But there are actually thousands of other coins or tokens out there… such as Monero, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash and Iota. Gareth Cliff speaks to Riccardo Spagni - the Lead Maintainer of the Monero Blockchain Project in…
Season 1 / Episode 7 16 min

How I Became a Bitcoin Millionaire

When the Bitcoin price hit an all-time high, many people thought it was a great way to make some easy money. There were stories of people who had made a fortune overnight, and social media was full of clickbait 'get rich quick' schemes. Mpho Dagada did become a Bitcoin millionaire,…
Season 1 / Episode 8 22 min

All about Luno

Who are Luno and why did we do the Decrypto series with them? Marius Reitz from Luno joins Gareth Cliff to tell us all about their history, what they do, and how they fit into the world of cryptocurrency.
Season 1 / Episode 9 23 min

Your Questions Answered with Ran & Riccardo!

From paranoia about security, to paying for goods with crypto, the origins of Bitcoin Cash, and the true story behind Satoshi Nakamoto - Ran Neu-Ner and Riccardo Spagni answer some of the questions we received during the course of the Decrypto series.
Season 1 / Episode 10 19 min

What is Bitcoin?

No doubt you’ve heard the expression, “Cryptocurrency is the future of money”... but have you ever stopped to consider what money actually is, and how crypto is different? Luno’s Karalee Kleinschmidt talks about the differences - and similarities - between money as we know it and cryptocurrencies.
Season 2 / Episode 11 6 min

What does Luno do?

You may know a lot about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies... and if you’ve been following this podcast, you would have certainly heard about Luno. The app-based crypto exchange is helping revolutionise money, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Luno’s GM, Marius Reitz, tells us more about what it…
Season 2 / Episode 12 3 min

Why Crypto Matters

There’s been a lot of talk, and a lot of money made - and lost - with cryptocurrencies. With so many stories, it’s easy to get carried away with the hype. Luno's engineering manager Rick Kleinhans tells us why crypto is getting the attention it is, plus the simple steps…
Season 2 / Episode 13 3 min

Money then, money now, money tomorrow

You may have heard the expression that crypto is “the future of money”, and given that money has been around in one form or another for a very long time, that’s quite a statement. Vijay Ayyar is head of Luno Business, and he puts the future of money into perspective…
Season 2 / Episode 14 5 min

How to move cryptocurrency

Transferring money electronically is part of our everyday lives, and traditional banks have made it almost as simple as making a phone call. But, there’s a lot going on in the background, which often means delays… and charges. Luno’s Country Manager for France and Italy, Maria Wonsicz, talks about how…
Season 2 / Episode 15 2 min

Buying Bitcoin

The technology behind cryptocurrencies may be a little daunting to most, but becoming part of the future of money is anything but - Luno makes it really simple! Head of Product, Alex Koller, explains how once you’ve downloaded the app and signed up, it’s easy to start investing and spending…
Season 2 / Episode 16 3 min

Luno Security

They say a fool and his money are easily parted. Unfortunately, we live in a world where even losing your investments is all too easy, unless you stay sharp and avoid the scammers. Like every electronic transaction, you need a certain amount of awareness when dealing with crypto. Ian Rossiter…
Season 2 / Episode 17 4 min

Crypto & fraud

Every now and then we hear a story of a victim losing a considerable sum of Bitcoin. In most cases, it was the result of an indirect hack, a phishing incident or a scam. In hindsight, all of these incidents are easily avoidable with the right security measures in place…
Season 2 / Episode 18 3 min

Crypto & the law

There are a lot of technical intricacies around cryptocurrency and how it works... and it’s sometime easy to think that because it’s a digital currency, only the laws of coding apply. But it’s still a currency, and even though it’s unregulated, it’s still subject to the law. Luno’s General Counsel,…
Season 2 / Episode 19 4 min
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