Cryptocurrency investors have been on an emotional roller coaster over the last 18 months. And if you’re just getting into the game, choosing the right digital currency exchange can be intimidating. In this episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am speaking with Nick Saponaro from Divi. Divi is a blockchain startup that creates an exchange for digital currencies and shares alternative ways to diversify and hedge your portfolio, including cryptocurrency investing. Divi’s main goal? Making digital currency trading as easy as using PayPal. Nick and I discuss Dubai’s adoption of crypto, how anyone can get into the crypto space through Divi, Divi’s business model and how to mitigate any risks with cryptocurrency trading. Nick was a fascinating guest to speak to, and at only 29 years old, he’s one of the youngest and brightest CEOs I’ve met in a very long time.
01:45 Nick’s thoughts on Dubai
03:23 How Dubai is adopting crypto
04:12 Nick’s background
07:00 About Divi
08:44 How Divi helps others get into crypto
16:13 The creation of Divi
19:38 Is crypto gambling?
22:50 How Divi is making crypto easy
27:13 Divi’s clients
27:30 La Liga partnership
35:20 Divi’s revenue model
37:12 Different uses of crypto
40:20 Wallet hacking
44:03 Mitigating risks with crypto
Smartkas: Providing food security as a service
Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor
Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features.