In this week’s episode of Market Talks, Cointelegraph welcomes Brenda Gentry, or as she’s known on Twitter, Cryptomom. Gentry has over 15 years of experience in traditional banking. She started researching and investing in cryptocurrencies during the 2020 lockdowns and made substantial returns in 2021 after which she launched Gentry Media Productions. She is currently on a mission to introduce more women and minorities to Web3, decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFTs).
We kick things off with a report from the Bank of International Settlements, which found that the median retail investor lost 50% of their Bitcoin (BTC) investment in the past seven years. We ask Gentry what her thoughts are on this, given her background in finance, and also what are some ways that crypto investors can avoid becoming part of this statistic.
Sports betting is all the rage now, with non-stop commercials from different companies encouraging people to take part and sports commentators talking about it during their shows to get more people interested. We ask Gentry about her newly acquired sports betting platform, BundleBets, and why and how she got interested in the business.
If you ask 10 people what Web3 is, you’ll get 10 different answers. We get Gentry’s take on what Web3 means to her and how she sees it grow and evolve as we move forward. Plot twist! She can’t use any of the current buzzwords to define it.
As much as we all would like to forget about Terra and the whole FTX debacle, you really cannot have a conversation about crypto without mentioning either one. We get Gentry’s experience of it all and how she weathered it. We also ask her what her simple trading strategy is in a post-FTX world where you never know what company could go belly up next.
One of the major contributing factors to crypto’s success is retail investors. Understandably, most of them are hesitant to get into the space after the FTX and Terra events. What are things that they need to see happen or hear to lure them back into crypto?
We cover all this and more, so make sure to stay tuned until the end because Cointelegraph Markets & Research will also be taking your questions and comments throughout the show, so be sure to have them ready to go.
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