Shifting from the energy and gas industry into Bitcoin in 2013, Metlem has invested in over 250 companies within this period. In the meantime, she was observing the recovery of the cryptocurrency after 2017 and their narrative switch.
The CSO also stresses the importance of macro strategy, which has nothing to do with macroeconomics but with a range of trends and data points that are mentioned in the crypto report CoinShares issues annually. The material includes demographic, social, cultural, and technology trends, besides economic.
She goes back a bit to the very beginning saying that she believed she would become an investment banker at firms; however, they evaporated overnight. And here the guest accentuates the overwhelming amount of QE the world faced 12 years later. Quantitative easing (QE) is a monetary policy where a central bank purchases at scale government bonds or other financial assets in order to inject money into the economy to expand economic activity.
Meltem also discusses the new era Bitcoin has entered, although with the same mission as it was back in 2009 – inflation-resistant investment; the role of investment psychology and what is the first factor that affects investors’ negative attitude towards crypto coins, and many more.
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08:32 – How to address skeptical investors
19:24 – The guest’s view on national currencies worldwide digitalization
32:29 – What’s Bitcoin good for other than financial speculation
49:13 – The perfect description of DeFi to non-crypto people
1:02:36 – What’s the meaning of life to CSO at CoinShares