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Navigating the Crypto Space With Zeneca (Founder/CEO of ZenAcademy)

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Quote: "Think of all unfortunate experiences as learning experiences."

The Afropolitan Podcast highlights Afropolitans who embrace the unknown and walk with purpose. Through this podcast, we aim to empower Africans in the Diaspora to maximize their potential and contribute to the development of a vibrant and progressive black community.

In this episode, we chat with Zeneca, Founder/CEO of ZenAcademy, a community and space to educate and help others understand the crypto and NFT space. Zeneca, a former professional poker player for 15 years, has transitioned to being a well-respected NFT influencer.

Join us as Zeneca talks about his transition from professional poker to crypto, the distinction between NFTs and crypto, and navigating the highs and lows of NFT trading. He also discusses evaluating projects, the start of ZenAcademy, and the future of online platforms in growing online communities.

Zeneca shares his insights on burnout in the tech ecosystem, dealing with loss in the crypto space, and the importance of self-care. He also recommends a reading list that has profoundly impacted his life and offers his perspective on what it means to be Afropolitan.

Zeneca's Reading List:

  1. Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca -
  2. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius -
  3. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker -
  4. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl -

Show Notes:
1:18 Zeneca's transition from professional poker to crypto
2:31 Importance of self-care to avoid burnout
5:55 Differentiating between NFTs and crypto
9:01 The highs and lows of NFT trading
11:47 Evaluating projects in the crypto space
15:10 The meaning behind the name Zeneca
17:08 Zeneca's favorite philosophers
18:21 Books that have profoundly impacted Zeneca’s life
20:09 The launch of ZenAcademy
26:45 The future of online platforms in growing online communities
30:23 Zeneca's experience with failure and lessons learned
36:43 Navigating the crypto space and coping with loss
41:34 Hypothetical title of the book about Zeneca's life
43:24 Zeneca’s perspective on what it means to be Afropolitan

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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