IG – Crypto Loans in Emerging Markets with Mike Sall of Goldfinch

Mike Sall is Co-Founder of Goldfinch, a decentralized credit platform for crypto loans without collateral. In this episode, Mike and Daniel discuss borrowing in crypto, learnings from Coinbase, and why raising capital in emerging markets is so difficult.
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January 12, 2022
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Before co-founding Goldfinch, Mike was Head of Data Science at Medium.
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“I don't think it's necessary to just get all the data all up front, no matter what. It's important to know exactly what questions that data's going to help answer.” – Mike Sall

Mike Sall (@sall) is Co-Founder of Goldfinch, a decentralized credit platform for crypto loans without collateral. Mike previously co-founded Unbox Research, was Head of Data Science at Medium, and served as Product Manager at Adobe.

For more, explore the transcript of this episode.


Chapters

  • How Goldfinch is helping entrepreneurs
  • Mike's background and interest in data science
  • Mike's experience at Coinbase
  • The origins of Goldfinch
  • Why raising capital in emerging markets is so difficult
  • Assessing comfort levels with borrowing in crypto
  • Mike's previous businesses and learnings
  • The Goldfinch Flight Academy
  • On crypto regulations and compliance

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Emerging Markets: Introduction

Global Edge provides key economic stats for countries with emerging markets.


Emerging Markets - TED

This playlist is a great way to start learning more about emerging markets, from commodities exchange in Ethiopia to the trend of African growth. 


Goldfinch Whitepaper

Goldfinch prepared a thorough overview of the protocol, borrowers, backers, auditors, liquidity providers, and leverage model.


Ideas in Cryptocurrency

This selection of TED Talks covers everything from how cryptocurrency can help startups get investment capital to the future of branded currency. 


Top 5 Books to Learn About Blockchain

Investopedia offers this list of books to get you started on learning more about cryptocurrency.

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