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Host Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano talks to some of the most respected names in crypto and Wall Street to find out how intelligent investors from the new and old financial system are thinking about digital assets.


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Nov 12, 2018

Bill Barhydt is the founder of Abra, a simple to use crypto-currency investment platform backed by some of the best investors in the world. After working for the CIA, NASA and Goldman Sachs, Bill decided to join Netscape working on telecom and Internet banking deals, mostly in Europe. After the AOL acquisition of Netscape Bill founded WebSentric. The technology for WebSentric exists today in SAP's online portal service.

In this conversation, Barhydt and Anthony Pompliano discuss working at the CIA, financial services regulation, building on Bitcoin, and where Bill thinks the crypto-currency industry is headed.


The demand for energy to mine cryptocurrencies has set off a global scramble for inexpensive power, leading to the increased use of environmentally dirty fossil fuels, such as coal.

In response, governments are regulating mining companies, both to limit pollution and to lower the stress mining companies have placed on local power economies.

Soluna aims to address this problem by building computing centers powered by environmentally clean, utility-scale renewable green energy. Their mission is to power the crypto-economy with clean, low-cost renewable energy. To do this, they are building a blockchain infrastructure and mining company that owns its own renewable energy resources.

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