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Identifying emerging blockchain venture capital investment trends & opportunities.

Watch monthly as venture capital experts provide intelligence on prevailing key themes, trends, and meaningful events in the blockchain and digital asset space.

About the hosts: David Nage, PM, and Michal Benedykcinski, SVP of Research, lead the  sourcing, due diligence, deal execution, and new allocations for Arca’s early-stage venture fund. Together they have over 25 years of experience in financial services, specializing in asset management, private equity, and M&A advisory.

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Venture Investor Appetite for AI & Crypto Crossover Projects

David and Michal begin their discussion touching on the mainstream Ledger news and follow up with a live unboxing of the new Solana phone. They round out this episode with venture investing trends over the past month including proof-of-humanity, AI & crypto crossover projects, and BRC-20.







Recent Regulatory Trends and Their Impact on The Digital Asset Industry

David & Michal start off with a discussion about crypto entities looking to move off-shore in the current U.S. regulatory environment and the evolution of the stablecoin landscape. They provide an overview of the regulatory framework, Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA), recently passed by the European Parliament and what the implications are for digital asset investing globally. Lastly, they discuss what trends have sparked their attention recently; the convergence of AI and digital assets, and xNFTs.







Navigating Digital Asset Venture Capital in Today’s Investment Environment

David & Michal start the series off with a discussion about what is driving the digital asset investment climate thus far in 2023 and what sectors capital is being allocated to. They provide an overview of how the divergent regulatory landscape in the U.S., Europe, and Hong Kong is starting to impact capital allocators and investors. Lastly, they discuss what trends have sparked their attention this year; innovation on top of the Bitcoin protocol and real-world assets (RWA) on-chain.



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