Welcome to ep 79 of the FTX Podcast with special guest Max Boonen, co-founder & director of B2C2, hosted by Tristan Yver and cohost Zane Tackett.

Max left his job as a fixed income trader at Goldman Sachs to start B2C2, one of the big success stories in crypto trading, having changed the landscape from 2016 with its groundbreaking single dealer platform. B2C2 now counts over 40 employees in the UK, US and Japan.

Time Stamps:

0:00 – 1:46 : Introduction of Max and brief history of B2C2.

1:46 – 7:13 : Max shares how he got into crypto and how he became a successful market maker at a young age.

7:13 – 10:44 : Max and Zane share how they met and how B2C2 came to be (amidst some regulatory dynamics).

10:44 – 19:51 : Max explains the tech progression of B2C2 from a market maker standpoint and how it relates to retail.

19:51 – 22:49 : Zane shares how he on-boarded B2C2 and some memories; including the ‘Crypto Castle’.

22:49 – 29:12 : Max explains one of the first, big crypto loans they orchestrated that helped boost the ecosystem and the financial dynamics behind the scenes to maximize efficiency.

29:12 – 41:47 : Discussing social media platform culture evolution and then transitioning the discussion into examination of business moves in the crypto space.

41:47 – 48:07 : Max describes B2C2 in its current form in relation to size, vision, focus and explains how/why he maneuvers in the space the way he does in relation to brokers, clients, trading, competitors, market making and similar factors.

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48:07 – 53:39 : Max elaborates his take on single-dealer broker vs multi-dealer broker and whether the crypto space will begin to resemble traditional finance in this sense.

53:39 – 59:15 : Max responds to inquiry of where OTC (over-the-counter) trading is headed in the future.

59:15 – 1:02:07 : Discussions of a second episode to cover more topics and the coordination of effective altruism from a company & individual standpoint.

Thank you for your time and insight Max!

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