Press Info – 7 October 2021


Brian Rose, the ex-Wall Street and City of London banker whose London Real channel has two million subscribers, will be speaking this Friday (8 October) at TOKEN2049 – Europe’s premier crypto conference.

Returning as a two-day, in-person event in London’s Covent Garden after the 2020 conference was postponed due to Covid, TOKEN2049 is set to feature some of the biggest global names in crypto and blockchain.

And Brian, who launched his DeFi Academy in May as well as interviewing several major players in the sector this year on his London Real channel – which has had half a BILLION views – will be hosting a talk entitled, ‘What do institutions look for in the crypto industry?’.

In-depth interviews conducted via London Real in 2021 include largest individual Bitcoin holder Michael Saylor, AAVE founder Stani Kulechov, Polygon founder Sandeep Nailwal, investment strategist Raoul Pal, Ben Armstrong AKA Bitboy Crypto, and US financier and exWhite House head of comms Anthony ‘The Mooch’ Scaramucci. All are available to watch free of charge at

The DeFi Academy is an intensive four-week programme hosted by Brian from his London Real studios, designed to explore all aspects of Decentralised Finance or DeFi, teach how DeFi and the blockchain will completely revolutionise the way consumers understand and interact with money, and reveal how to profit from what Brian describes as ‘the greatest dislocation of wealth in human history’.

Brian said: “I’m excited to be attending TOKEN2049 in what promises to be a phenomenal meeting of some of the leading voices in the cryptocurrency and DeFi space. “It’s great to be doing things face-to-face again after the lockdown of 2020 – and as a USborn Londoner who has lived here for over 20 years, it’s particularly pleasing to see London establishing itself as the centre of the DeFi world as we come out of Covid.

“We have already interviewed many of the luminary speakers, and I feel privileged to be interviewing Kalin Metodiev on stage on Friday as part of the event.”

Brian Rose will be interviewing Kalin Metodiev, Head of Corporate Finance at Nexo, at TOKEN2049 at 2:20pm on Friday, 8 October.

Press info: Howard Bowden, London Real, 07720 839 852, [email protected]