Vinny Lingham, Civic CEO and Multicoin Capital General Partner, Joins Me on Panic with Friends to Discuss What’s Next for Crypto Following The Recent Crash (EP.156)

Today, my good friend Vinny Lingham joins me on my podcast to talk about crypto. I have made a lot of money just following his long term belief in the sector and decentralization.

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For more details on the podcast and Vinny, read on below.

Guest: Vinny Lingham

Profile: Co-founder & CEO of Civic, General Partner at Multicoin Capital

Where to Find Him: LinkedIn, Twitter

What’s the Panic About:

In this week’s episode, I brought on Vinny Lingham – an entrepreneur, founder, prolific crypto investor, and decentralization pied piper. Vinny is an old friend who I first met back at a fintech conference in Ireland. We quickly hit it off after a round of golf and idea pitching. He has been investing in crypto since the beginning and has even been called a crypto ‘oracle’ due to his accurate bitcoin predictions. I figured he would be the perfect person to catch up with and get a point of view from following the recent epic crash in crypto. Vinny puts his crypto knowledge to use as co-founder and CEO of Civic, a blockchain-powered tech company that Social Leverage was also an early investor in. I truly believe in Vinny and the work he’s doing. In addition to his work at Civic, Vinny is a general partner at Multicoin Capital (a name you may recognize from past Panic guest Kyle Samani) and co-founder of the South African VC Newtown Partners. In this episode, Vinny and I talk about decentralization, crypto, the long-term scalability of bitcoin, blockchain, virtual intelligence, data privacy, and more. Enjoy!

The Takeaway:

The maximalist approach to bitcoin can be very dangerous. The issue is there’s no absolute advice in bitcoin because it’s not that liquid. So don’t try to beat the market. Be smart, be patient, and listen to the experts.

Favorite Quotes:

“At the end of the day, you can’t pay taxes in bitcoin.”

“if you have a global decentralized currency, it should be impossible for one person’s opinion to move it if it’s truly liquid.”

PS – I am now doing one ‘Panic With Friends’ podcast per week. Thanks for listening and make sure you subscribe over on Spotify or Apple.