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Episode 029 – Daniel Polotsky and Ben Weiss of CoinFlip

On this episode of the Executives’ Exchange, Daniel Polotsky and Ben Weiss of CoinFlip, join guest host, Kristi Ross Co-CEO and President of tastytrade, Inc., to discuss the creation and development of CoinFlip. Tune in to learn more about how CoinFlip became one of the fastest growing companies, the competition in the cryptocurrency world, and advice they have for entrepreneurs in today’s day and age.  

1:00 – Daniel and Ben discuss how they met in high school and their ideas behind the company 

6:24 – Ben shares his thoughts on having Co Founders in his company  

7:50 – Daniel discusses the inception of the company and how it took off 

11:30 – CoinFlip’s biggest hurdles 

12:55 – Ben shares the ideas behind Trade Desk  

17:37 – Ben discusses how CoinFlip stands out from the competition 

21:36 – The future of crypto 

25:50 – CoinFlip’s commitment to sustainability  

29:15 – CoinFlip’s “secret sauce”  

31:52 – Daniel discusses opportunities in Chicago  

34:30 – Ben and Daniel share their proudest accomplishment 

38:56 – The biggest takeaways from building this company  

41:27 – Daniel shares his advice he would give to college students 

49:04 – How Daniel and Ben would describe each other in 3 words 

50:23 – Coinflip’s plans for international business  

Episode link: CoinFlip

Guest Host: Kristi Ross, Co-CEO and President, tastytrade, Inc.
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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