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Tammy Paola

Head of MarketingZerocap

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Member Since March 2023




Tammy Paola is an accomplished and award-winning strategy and marketing consultant with over 20+ years of progressive experience across private client banking, investments, fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency. She has held executive level positions at leading banks and investment managers and holds a degree in economics and political science and a master’s in management. Tammy had her Bitcoin “Aha!” moment in 2013 and is most interested in how blockchain technology will disrupt the traditional financial system for the greater good.

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16 tips for managing the business development side of scaling

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To successfully scale, crypto and blockchain companies need to know as much about business development as they do about their technology. Founders of crypto and blockchain companies launch with a vision of bringing an innovative and impactful service to the business or consumer marketplace. And as with entrepreneurs in any industry, they have the goal of growing. With expertise in the technology and its potential, leaders of crypto and blockchain firms may be clear on the "nuts and bolts" aspects of scaling — infrastructure upgrades, interoperability, compliance and so on — but less knowledgeable about the business development side of growing a company. Crypto and blockchain companies seeking to expand will need to make multiple decisions — but first, they need to know all the questions that have to be answered. Below, 16 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share some of the factors growing companies will need to examine and offer their tips for confidently moving forward. 

16 tips to help blockchains companies refine their marketing messages

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Blockchain companies aren’t just selling themselves; they’re also selling the industry’s technology and principles as a whole.  Word about blockchain technology’s benefits has penetrated the global marketplace, so now’s the time for blockchain businesses to begin deliberately refining and sharing their marketing messages. Like other service businesses, blockchain companies have to find effective ways to explain why their service in particular is the right choice for a potential client’s unique needs. However, unlike service companies in other industries, in many cases, blockchain leaders will be marketing a service that B2B clients may be intrigued by but don’t understand well. Marketing a business always takes a lot of hustle, and blockchain technologies will likely need to blend traditional marketing methods focused on their own unique benefits with new strategies to make B2B clients outside the industry excited about what blockchain can do. Below, 16 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share tips to help blockchain companies improve their marketing strategies to attract and land potential clients.

12 things blockchain protocols should consider when exploring AI

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Blockchain protocols can’t (and shouldn’t) ignore AI’s potential, but it’s important to implement it with caution and care. Across industries, it seems all anyone is talking about is artificial intelligence. Even companies that aren’t tech-forward are scrambling to discover how AI works and what it could do for them. Given the impact AI is predicted to make, it’s hardly surprising that blockchain protocols — part of an industry that is decidedly tech-forward — are exploring what role(s) AI could play for them. From data analysis to improving scalability to fostering interoperability, AI could prove to be a powerful tool in the arsenal of blockchain protocols. Still, it’s essential to carefully review not only all the potential benefits, but also the possible complications. Below, 12 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle discuss some of the things blockchain protocols should consider as they begin exploring AI.

The Ethereum Shanghai upgrade: Everything you need to know


The Shanghai upgrade allows validators to withdraw the staked ether (ETH) that has been locked in the network.

9 Lessons DeFi Companies Would Be Wise To Learn From CeFi Companies

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While DeFi may be the wave of the future, the industry can still learn smart practices from leading CeFi companies. Pioneers and insiders of the decentralized finance industry strongly believe they are the vanguard of a new and better way to handle financial transactions. Still, it doesn’t mean they have nothing to learn from centralized finance companies. While CeFi has the advantage of more familiarity and a long history, those aren’t the only reasons it can still outperform DeFi when it comes to attracting new users. It’s not a disservice (or disloyalty) to DeFi for its leaders to look closely at what users rely on and value in CeFi services. Below, nine members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle discuss lessons DeFi companies would be wise to learn from CeFi companies, and how doing so could boost their chances of success.

8 smart strategies for effectively explaining a blockchain scaling solution

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Non-experts are much more likely to grasp the value of a scaling solution if it’s related to something they already understand.   Blockchain technology can be difficult for the average layperson to understand, and when “layers” are added to the concept — as with blockchain scaling — it can be even more confusing. Companies working on blockchain scaling solutions are led and staffed by experts who fully understand the underlying technology and why scaling is essential to the long-term success of blockchain, but relaying that knowledge to those outside the industry can take thoughtfulness, patience and creativity. Learning what to emphasize and how best to relay that important information is essential for companies seeking to promote their scaling solutions. Here, eight members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share smart strategies for effectively explaining a blockchain scaling solution.

Company details


Company bio

Zerocap provides digital asset execution, insured custody and yield products to forward-thinking investors and institutions globally.



Area of focus

Distributed Ledger Technology

Company size

51 - 200