Yoni Assia, Co-Founder and CEO of eToro, Joins Me on Panic with Friends to Discuss Dogecoin, the Rise of Retail Investors, and the Future of Crypto (EP.161)

I brought back Yoni Assia (he says in our new intro that he’s panicked about Dogecoin) for another guest appearance on Panic with Friends. He is a good friend of mine who’s been in the crypto space for a while now. Recently, I even got to catch up with him in Miami, which you can read about on my blog. I first met Yoni back in 2010. He was one of the first people to talk to me about Bitcoin, and I was immediately sold on the brokerage he was starting, eToro. Back then, I was telling all the venture capitalists I knew eToro was like “Zynga, but for men.” So, we invested. And I’m glad I did. EToro is now a global $10 billion social trading and multi-asset brokerage. They recently added 3.1 million new users in the first quarter of 2021 and clocked in 5.2 million users for the full year 2020. In total, eToro has reported 20 million registered users.

In this episode, Yoni and I talk about Dogecoin, the most interesting characters in crypto space, eToro, capital markets, the rise of retail investors, “fashionology,” blockchain, SPACs, trends, liquidity, art, and more. Enjoy!

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Here is Yoni’s first appearance on ‘Panic’ back in March 2020 at the bottom. He was pretty calm and it is worth listening to.

For more on Yoni please read on below…

Guest: Yoni Assia
Profile: Co-Founder and CEO of eToro
Where to Find Him: LinkedIn, Twitter, eToro

What He’s Panicked About: Dogecoin

The Takeaway:

Yoni said it best: The world of finance needs to be digital-native and work for everyone. It needs to work 24/7, uninterrupted.

Favorite Quote:

“If you want to preserve the value of your assets and your money, you have to invest it.”

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.