As the CEO and co-founder of Cryptonomist, you've been at the forefront of crypto media. How do you see the role of media evolving in the crypto space, especially considering your stance against crypto maximalism?
The crypto industry is known for its fast-paced innovation and shifts, so media's role have to expand following the new trends into areas such as decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and more, if we talk about topics to cover.
As a journalist, I think it’s important to inform people about what happens in the space, giving the readers all the data they need, prov
iding them with knowledge and trying to encourage them to have their own opinion, that’s why I think it’s mandatory for journalists not to be maximalists. We don't have to convince anyone to invest, just inform.
The way people consume and share information is always changing, especially in the fast-paced world of crypto. How do you see this landscape evolving with new technologies and changing behaviors?
Certainly the crypto sector stimulates and fosters progress. In general, however, we are seeing a lot of changes in the media space, starting with the increasingly multimedia consumption of content. Even the profession of the journalist is changing with 'aids' such as AI.
The upcoming Republican presidential debate is set to feature pro-crypto candidates, signaling a shift in political attitudes towards cryptocurrency. How do you think this increased political focus on crypto might influence the broader public perception and adoption of cryptocurrencies?
Attention from institutions and talking about it even during election campaigns certainly helps the spread and awareness that citizens have of crypto. Thanks to the increasing regulation, we are seeing that many more institutional clients feel more comfortable entering the industry now compared to a few years ago. Let's just hope that increasing regulation doesn't mean trying to limit the growth of the industry, but the opposite.
The rise of P2P crypto scams in India has raised concerns about the safety and integrity of the crypto space in the region. As a crypto media expert, how do you think these scams might affect the public's trust in cryptocurrencies, and what role can media play in educating and protecting consumers from such fraudulent activities?
Media should operate to educate people about scams and frauds. That’s why with Cryptonomist we always talk about the latest news and what’s happening in the space, trying to alert people on the project they should avoid.