Founder of Stellar, Ripple and Mt Gox Jed McCaleb: On Cryptocurrency and the Hardships of Entrepreneurship

Founder of Stellar, Ripple and Mt Gox Jed McCaleb: On Cryptocurrency and the Hardships of Entrepreneurship

Mt. Gox founder Jed McCaleb is a cryptocurrency legend. Today he talks about the hardships of being an entrepreneur.

We chat with Jed about:
The basics of cryptocurrency (it’s mum-friendly)
Why he picked the name e-donkey for his company
The time he built a butanol lab in his girlfriend’s apartment
How Mt. Gox was originally started as an online trading exchange for Magic: The Gathering
Why even as an incredibly successful entrepreneur he still struggled to get Stellar off the ground

 

 

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The Secret Leaders podcast features interviews with key figures from the UK tech and creative ecosystem. From entrepreneurs (both early and latter stage), to journalists, VCs - and even royalty - the series profiles those who have helped shape the nation's culture of innovation and growth.

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