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How a Massive Devaluation of the Egyptian Pound Inspired a $100M Bitcoin ETP

Nathaniel Whittemore
·1 min read

Hany Rashwan, CEO of Amun/21Shares, explains how the proverbial bitcoin lightbulb went off when his native Egypt’s currency devalued in 2016.

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This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io.

Related: Bitcoin News Roundup for Nov. 9, 2020

Hany Rashwan is the CEO of Amun/21Shares, the creator of a variety of publicly traded crypto products with over $100 million assets under management. 

In this conversation, he and NLW discuss:

  • How he was introduced to bitcoin by Tim Draper in 2012

  • How the Egyptian revolution and challenges that followed influenced his thinking 

  • How a 48% overnight devaluation of the Egyptian pound created the “aha” moment around bitcoin

  • How bitcoin could become the global reserve currency 

Find Hany Rashwan online:
Twitter: twitter.com/hany
Website: 21shares.com

See also: Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: The Middle East

Related: 'Where Banks Go, Regulation Follows.' Why Institutional Acceptance Is a Double-Edged Sword for Crypto, Feat. Ajit Tripathi

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