Episode 4 | Kunal Anand Talks Crypto | Coinbase S1 Breakdown

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021 | Category: Cloud Technology | Series: Exploring the Cloud | Cloud, Technology, Sales, Finance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum
Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Kunal Anand, founder of Prevoty and now CTO at Imperva. In addition to being a programming whiz and computer security guru he’s also a stone-cold expert on blockchain and crypto currencies having been deep in that world since the early days. We breakdown the latest Coinbase S1 to talk about their business model, how much money they’re making, how cryptocurrencies work and the differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum, and where he thinks crypto will go in the future. We also cover a range of topics with Kunal like how he thinks about the Solution Architect role as a founder and CTO and how SA comp could be better.

Show Notes

Episode #4 of “Can I get that software in blue?”, a podcast by and for people engaged in technology sales. If you are in the technology presales, solution architecture, sales, support or professional services career paths then this show is for you!

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Kunal Anand, founder of Prevoty and now CTO at Imperva. In addition to being a programming whiz and computer security guru he’s also a stone-cold expert on blockchain and crypto currencies having been deep in that world since the early days. We breakdown the latest Coinbase S1 to talk about their business model, how much money they’re making, how cryptocurrencies work and the differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum, and where he thinks crypto will go in the future.

We also cover a range of topics with Kunal like how he thinks about the Solution Architect role as a founder and CTO and how SA comp could be better.

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Coinbase S1: https://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0001679788/699359de-d974-4ad9-b7f6-5031f2f432d3.pdf

Takeaways from Coinbase S1: https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/25/five-takeaways-from-coinbases-s-1/

Mark Cuban says ETH will dwarf BTC: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/mark-cuban-ways-ethereum-dwarfs-bitcoin.html

Michael Saylor interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr_3F-zNM8g

Out of the Ether: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Ether-Amazing-Ethereum-Destroyed/dp/1119602939

NY Power Plant coin mining: https://www.syracuse.com/news/2021/05/as-bitcoin-mining-hooks-into-upstate-ny-power-plants-some-wonder-if-its-just-more-hot-air.html

Bitcoin uses more energy than all FAAMG companies combined: https://www.theecoexperts.co.uk/blog/bitcoin-uses-more-energy-than-amazon

New ETH will be environmentally friendly: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ethereum-crypto-will-soon-be-9995-more-environmentally-friendly-heres-how

Coinbase runs on AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/coinbase/

Guests

Kunal Anand

Kunal Anand

Kunal Anand is Imperva’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Kunal joined Imperva when Prevoty, a company he co-founded in 2013 and where he served as CTO, was acquired by Imperva in August 2018. Before joining Prevoty, he was the director of technology at BBC Worldwide. Kunal has a deep history of innovation and technical expertise, and has held roles leading security, data, technology, and engineering at Gravity, MySpace, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. He holds a B.S. from Babson College.