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Unconfirmed Solanas Outage Lasted 17 Hou ▶ Unconfirmed: Solana's Outage Lasted 17 Hours. What Does This Mean for
Unconfirmed: Solana's Outage Lasted 17 Hours. What Does This Mean for

Aidan Mott, research analyst at Messari, discusses Solana’s network restart that resulted in the blockchain going dark for 17 hours earlier this week. Show highlights: when Solana validators noticed s ...

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Unconfirmed: Should NYC’s Pension Funds Invest in Crypto? This Comptr

Reshma Patel, a Democratic candidate for New York City’s Comptroller position, talks about her “future proof” plan for the city, which centers on investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technolog ...

Why Bitcoins December Price Target Is No ▶ Why Bitcoin’s December Price Target Is Now Above $300,000’ - Ep.228
Why Bitcoin’s December Price Target Is Now Above $300,000’ - Ep.228

In an interview I moderated at Real Vision’s “Crypto Gathering,” Peter L Brandt, veteran trader and publisher of the Factor Report, and Willy Woo, prominent on-chain Bitcoin analyst and author of the ...

Unconfirmed MetaKovan on Why He Spent 69 ▶ Unconfirmed: MetaKovan on Why He Spent $69 Million on a Jpeg - Ep.221
Unconfirmed: MetaKovan on Why He Spent $69 Million on a Jpeg - Ep.221

MetaKovan, the pseudonymous buyer of Beeple’s Everydays NFT and founder of MetaPurse, talks about his recent $69 million purchase. In this episode, he discusses: why he bought Everydays: The First 500 ...

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Unconfirmed: Why This Environmentalist Doesn’t Blame Creators for the

Brendan McGill, co-founder of Offsetra and Carbon.fyi, a company focused on reducing carbon emissions, talks about the environmental impact of NFTs. In this episode, Brendan discusses: his career as a ...

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Paxos's Charles Cascarilla - How Blockchain Tech Could Prevent Anothe

In this episode of Unchained, Charles Cascarilla, CEO and cofounder of Paxos, explains how the 2008 financial crisis led him to crypto, what financial plumbing has to do with GameStop, and how Paxos i ...

2020 Highlights The Biggest News Stories ▶ 2020 Highlights: The Biggest News Stories of the Year in Crypto - Ep.
2020 Highlights: The Biggest News Stories of the Year in Crypto - Ep.

Host Laura Shin recaps the biggest stories of the year in crypto, with clips from shows throughout the year. In this episode, we cover how the pandemic drove Bitcoin to new all-time highs, how regulat ...

Can Bitcoin Be Secured Only by Transacti ▶ Can Bitcoin Be Secured Only by Transaction Fees? Two Researchers Soun
Can Bitcoin Be Secured Only by Transaction Fees? Two Researchers Soun

Once the block reward diminishes greatly, can Bitcoin be secured only by transaction fees? On Unchained, Bitcoin writer Vijay Boyapati and Ethereum Foundation’s Justin Drake debate the merits of Bitco ...

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Unconfirmed: Was Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Entitled to a Meeting W

Ephrat Livni, a DealBook business and policy reporter at the New York Times, discusses Coinbase’s fight with the SEC over its Lend product and El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender. Show h ...

How Crypto Streaming Service Audius Hit ▶ How Crypto Streaming Service Audius Hit Six Million Monthly Active Us
How Crypto Streaming Service Audius Hit Six Million Monthly Active Us

Audius, a blockchain native music streaming platform, hit six million monthly active users in August and announced a partnership with TikTok. Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius, talks about ...

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Unconfirmed: Why the FTX.US/LedgerX Deal Indicates Crypto M&A Might S

Steven Ehrlich, director of research for digital assets at Forbes, discusses the FTX.US-LedgerX merger, what to expect from FTX going forward, DeFi regulation, and more. Show highlights: why the FTX.U ...

How Pplpleasr Helped Fortune Magazine Se ▶ How Pplpleasr Helped Fortune Magazine Sell More Than $1 Million in NF
How Pplpleasr Helped Fortune Magazine Sell More Than $1 Million in NF

Pplpleasr, the artist behind Fortune magazine’s recent crypto cover and Uniswap’s V3 announcement animation, talks about her crypto journey and how NFTs are changing the game for creators. Show highli ...

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Unconfirmed: How Another NFT Trend, .eth Names, Has Attracted the Lik

Nick Johnson, lead developer at the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), talks about making Ethereum human-readable, why Budweiser purchased an NFT, how purchasing an ENS works, and more. Show highlights: wha ...

BitGo on Why the Travel Rule Should Not ▶ BitGo on Why the Travel Rule Should Not Apply to Digital Assets - Ep.
BitGo on Why the Travel Rule Should Not Apply to Digital Assets - Ep.

BitGo CEO Mike Belshe and COO Jeff Horowitz talk about one of the hottest topics facing the crypto industry today: regulation. They discuss... what BitGo does why Jeff left his successful TradFi caree ...

Unconfirmed SOL Is Up 3800 YTD Could It ▶ Unconfirmed: SOL Is Up 3,800% YTD. Could It Eventually Displace Ether
Unconfirmed: SOL Is Up 3,800% YTD. Could It Eventually Displace Ether

SOL is up 75% over the past seven days, 205% in the past month, and 3,800% YTD. On Unchained, Multicoin Capital’s Kyle Samani discusses the DeFi projects fueling Solana’s growth, why he thinks Solana ...

On Chain Analytics Show ETH Accumulation ▶ On-Chain Analytics Show ETH Accumulation Is Greater Than That of BTC
On-Chain Analytics Show ETH Accumulation Is Greater Than That of BTC

NFTs are the talk of the metaverse, EIP 1559 just went live, and DeFi stats are rebounding. On Unchained, Fredrik Haga, cofounder and CEO at Dune Analytics, along with Richard Chen, general partner at ...

Unconfirmed Why Did the Poly Network Att ▶ Unconfirmed: Why Did the Poly Network Attacker Return Half the Money
Unconfirmed: Why Did the Poly Network Attacker Return Half the Money

Poly Network, a cross-chain DeFi protocol, recently suffered a $600M hack -- the largest DeFi exploit in crypto history. Mudit Gupta, security researcher and SushiSwap dev, breaks down the attack, exp ...

Is ETH on Its Way to Becoming Ultra Soun ▶ Is ETH on Its Way to Becoming Ultra-Sound Money? Yes, Says Justin Dra
Is ETH on Its Way to Becoming Ultra-Sound Money? Yes, Says Justin Dra

Ethereum just went through its most complex upgrade ever. Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, discusses what the upgrade, aka the London hard fork, means for ether’s future as what he ...

Unconfirmed How Congress Might Pass Laws ▶ Unconfirmed: How Congress Might Pass Laws Bad for Proof-of-Stake and
Unconfirmed: How Congress Might Pass Laws Bad for Proof-of-Stake and

Kristin Smith, executive director at the Blockchain Association, discusses the latest news on a provision in the infrastructure bill that seeks to raise $28B from the crypto industry in taxes. Show hi ...

Can a DeFi Smart Contract Be Regulated T ▶ Can a DeFi Smart Contract Be Regulated? Two CFTC Commissioners Discus
Can a DeFi Smart Contract Be Regulated? Two CFTC Commissioners Discus

CFTC Commissioners Dan Berkovitz and Brian Quintenz discuss the difficulties of regulating crypto derivatives and DeFi. Show highlights: their backgrounds what the CFTC’s duties are regarding crypto h ...

Unconfirmed Axie Infinitys July Revenue ▶ Unconfirmed: Axie Infinity's July Revenue Tops $200 Million. Here's H
Unconfirmed: Axie Infinity's July Revenue Tops $200 Million. Here's H

Leah Callon-Butler, director of Emfarsis, discusses her documentary, “Play-to-Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines,” and the real-world impact that crypto is having in the Philippines. Show highlights: ...

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Why ShapeShift's Erik Voorhees Thinks Toxic Bitcoin Maximalism Is Bul

ShapeShift recently announced an intent to decentralize -- a move that would transition the one-time centralized exchange to a full-on DAO. Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, comes onto the ...

Unconfirmed MITs Neha Narula on Why Buil ▶ Unconfirmed: MIT's Neha Narula on Why Building DeFi on Bitcoin Is a G
Unconfirmed: MIT's Neha Narula on Why Building DeFi on Bitcoin Is a G

Neha Narula, director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, discusses Elon Musk’s appearance at The B Word’ conference, along with a few current events in the Bitcoin world. Show hi ...

How Ransomware Evolved Into a Big Busine ▶ How Ransomware Evolved Into a Big Business - Ep.256
How Ransomware Evolved Into a Big Business - Ep.256

Gurvais Grigg, Chainalysis public sector CTO, and Kim Grauer, director of research at Chainalysis, review the ransomware landscape. Show Highlights: their backgrounds and roles at Chainalysis how a ra ...

Unconfirmed Why It Might Be Too Late for ▶ Unconfirmed: Why It Might Be Too Late for Binance to Avoid Regulatory
Unconfirmed: Why It Might Be Too Late for Binance to Avoid Regulatory

Christine Parker, partner at Reed Smith, summarizes the slew of regulatory headlines facing Binance and how such scrutiny may affect the exchange going forward. Show highlights: which countries are in ...

Can a DAO Go to Court According to Two D ▶ Can a DAO Go to Court? According to Two DAO Legal Experts… Probably -
Can a DAO Go to Court? According to Two DAO Legal Experts… Probably -

Aaron Wright, co-founder of OpenLaw and Professor at Cardozo Law, and Ross Campbell, SushiSwap core developer and LexDAO contributor, discuss the latest breakthroughs and legal implications in the bur ...

Unconfirmed How Axie Infinity Boosted Re ▶ Unconfirmed: How Axie Infinity Boosted Revenue 400%+ in 30 Days - Ep.
Unconfirmed: How Axie Infinity Boosted Revenue 400%+ in 30 Days - Ep.

Aleksander Larsen, co-founder and COO of Axie Infinity, discusses Axie Infinity’s recent growth, which has seen the platform do 20X the volume of NBA Top Shot in recent days. Show highlights: what is ...

The Bitcoin Hash Rate Has Dropped How Lo ▶ The Bitcoin Hash Rate Has Dropped. How Long Will It Take to Return? -
The Bitcoin Hash Rate Has Dropped. How Long Will It Take to Return? -

Kevin Zhang, vice president of business development at Foundry, breaks down the latest developments surrounding China and bitcoin mining. Show highlights: how he came across crypto and which Bitcoin O ...

Unconfirmed FTXs Sam Bankman Fried Gives ▶ Unconfirmed: FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Gives the Tom Brady/Gisele Bundc
Unconfirmed: FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Gives the Tom Brady/Gisele Bundc

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and founder of FTX, explains FTX’s sports-centric advertising model and talks about what is on his regulatory wish list going forward. Show highlights: why Sam is so excited to ...

Ethereums EIP 1559 Will Solve Some Probl ▶ Ethereum's EIP-1559 Will Solve Some Problems But Big Ones Will Remain
Ethereum's EIP-1559 Will Solve Some Problems But Big Ones Will Remain

Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, and Tim Beiko, Ethereum Foundation core-dev facilitator, discuss the upcoming upgrade to the Ethereum network, EIP 1559. Show highlights: why Tim believes EIP 1559 is ...

Unconfirmed Strong Hands Arent Selling B ▶ Unconfirmed: Strong Hands Aren't Selling Bitcoin. So Who Is? - Ep.249
Unconfirmed: Strong Hands Aren't Selling Bitcoin. So Who Is? - Ep.249

Will Clemente, author of the BTC by WC3 newsletter, breaks down the current state of Bitcoin’s on-chain activity and explains why he believes the market is in a mid-cycle lull rather than turning bear ...

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Is Quadriga's Gerald Cotten Still Alive? The 'Exit Scam' Podcast Aims

Aaron Lammer, author and host of the Exit Scam podcast, recounts the mysterious and controversial death of QuadrigaCX’s founder Gerald Cotton. Show highlights: A quick recap of QuadrigaCX why Aaron fe ...

Unconfirmed Polygon The Layer 2 Solution ▶ Unconfirmed: Polygon: The Layer 2 Solution Doing 8 Times as Many Tran
Unconfirmed: Polygon: The Layer 2 Solution Doing 8 Times as Many Tran

Jaynti Kanani, cofounder and CEO of Polygon, discusses why the layer 2 solution has seen so much success during a down crypto market. Show highlights: what factors have led to Polygon’s and MATIC's im ...

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Unchained 5-Year Anniversary: AMA With Laura on Her Favorite Guests,

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Unchained, I answer some questions submitted to me by the audience. In this episode, I cover: what I think about the relationship between psychedelics and crypto th ...

Unconfirmed Want Crypto in Your 401k Its ▶ Unconfirmed: Want Crypto in Your 401(k)? It's Finally Possible -- Wit
Unconfirmed: Want Crypto in Your 401(k)? It's Finally Possible -- Wit

ForUsAll recently announced a new product that will allow cryptocurrency investments to be made inside 401(k) retirement accounts. Jeff Schulte, CEO of ForUsAll, discusses why putting crypto in a 401( ...

Will Bitcoins Price Go Up Again Yes Acco ▶ Will Bitcoin's Price Go Up Again? Yes, According to On-Chain Analytic
Will Bitcoin's Price Go Up Again? Yes, According to On-Chain Analytic

Willy Woo, on-chain Bitcoin analyst and writer of the Bitcoin Forecast, a market intelligence newsletter, and Rafael Schultze-Kraft, co-founder and CTO of Glassnode, discuss Bitcoin and what the on-ch ...

Unconfirmed How Taproot Could Improve Bi ▶ Unconfirmed: How Taproot Could Improve Bitcoin -- If It Gets Adopted
Unconfirmed: How Taproot Could Improve Bitcoin -- If It Gets Adopted

Jeremy Rubin, a Bitcoin Core contributor and founder of Judica, a Bitcoin R&D Lab, joins Unchained from the Miami Bitcoin Conference (2021) to discuss all things Taproot. Show highlights: a general up ...

Nick Tomaino on 1confirmations 125 Milli ▶ Nick Tomaino on 1confirmation's $125 Million Fund and What Future NFT
Nick Tomaino on 1confirmation's $125 Million Fund and What Future NFT

Nick Tomaino, general partner of 1confirmation, discusses his firm’s recently announced third fund of $125 million and gives his perspective on many hot crypto topics, such as NFTs, Layer 2 solutions, ...

Unconfirmed Rep Tom Emmer One of the Mos ▶ Unconfirmed: Rep. Tom Emmer, One of the Most Active Crypto Congress M
Unconfirmed: Rep. Tom Emmer, One of the Most Active Crypto Congress M

House Representative Tom Emmer, of Minnesota, is one of the most active voice for crypto and blockchain in the US government. In this episode, he discusses: what book made Tom fall down the crypto rab ...

How Solana and Binance Smart Chain Could ▶ How Solana and Binance Smart Chain Could Take Ethereum's Lead - Ep.24
How Solana and Binance Smart Chain Could Take Ethereum's Lead - Ep.24

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, debate the merits of Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain. In this episode, they discuss: why Ethereum ...

Unconfirmed Mike Novogratz on the 5 Reas ▶ Unconfirmed: Mike Novogratz on the 5 Reasons the Crypto Markets Plumm
Unconfirmed: Mike Novogratz on the 5 Reasons the Crypto Markets Plumm

Mike Novogratz, founder, CEO, and chairman of Galaxy Digital, digs into the drivers behind this week’s market selloff. Show highlights: the five factors Mike believes led to this week’s dip what Mike ...

Bitcoin vs the Petrodollar Which Is More ▶ Bitcoin vs. the Petrodollar: Which Is More Environmentally Friendly?
Bitcoin vs. the Petrodollar: Which Is More Environmentally Friendly?

Last week, Tesla announced they will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for vehicles. In a timely episode, Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation, and James McGinniss, ...

Unconfirmed How Elon Musk Pushed DOGE Up ▶ Unconfirmed: How Elon Musk Pushed DOGE Up and BTC Down, With Arca's J
Unconfirmed: How Elon Musk Pushed DOGE Up and BTC Down, With Arca's J

Jeff Dorman, the chief investment officer at Arca, comes on the show to give a macro perspective on the crypto environment. In this episode, he discusses: how economic data and real-world events have ...

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Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla on How to A

In this discussion I moderated for Paxos, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla discuss GameStop, the broken traditional financial infrastructure, and how blockchain technology may ...

Unconfirmed Dear Crypto Youre Welcome In ▶ Unconfirmed: Dear Crypto, You’re Welcome In New York - Ep.235
Unconfirmed: Dear Crypto, You’re Welcome In New York - Ep.235

Reshma Patel, a Democratic candidate for New York City’s Comptroller position, talks about her “future proof” plan for the city, which centers on investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technolog ...

Cryptos Gender Disparity What Can Be Don ▶ Crypto's Gender Disparity: What Can Be Done About It? 4 Women Weigh I
Crypto's Gender Disparity: What Can Be Done About It? 4 Women Weigh I

Crypto sits at the intersection of two male-dominated industries: tech and finance. I was asked to moderate a panel for the Amber Group with four leading women in crypto to discuss the role of gender ...

Unconfirmed How MetaMask Grew Its Monthl ▶ Unconfirmed: How MetaMask Grew Its Monthly Active Users By 5X in the
Unconfirmed: How MetaMask Grew Its Monthly Active Users By 5X in the

Dan Finlay, co-founder of MetaMask, talks about the meteoric growth of monthly active users of the crypto wallet, which has quintupled in the past seven months. In this episode, he discusses: which cr ...

How NFT Platform OpenSea Plans to Mainta ▶ How NFT Platform OpenSea Plans to Maintain Its Competitive Advantage
How NFT Platform OpenSea Plans to Maintain Its Competitive Advantage

Devin Finzer, co-founder and CEO of NFT marketplace OpenSea, talks all things non-fungible. Check out the whole show to hear Devin answer the following questions: First Half: Breaking Down NFTs Why di ...

Unconfirmed This Layer 2 Solution Proces ▶ Unconfirmed: This Layer 2 Solution Processed More NFT Trades in 24 Ho
Unconfirmed: This Layer 2 Solution Processed More NFT Trades in 24 Ho

Robbie Ferguson, co-founder and president of Immutable, talks about how Immutable is transforming the NFT industry through its layer 2 solution, Immutable X, which just launched April 8. In this episo ...

Thanks Forbes Laura on How the Unchained ▶ Thanks, Forbes: Laura on How the Unchained Podcast Came to Be - Ep.23
Thanks, Forbes: Laura on How the Unchained Podcast Came to Be - Ep.23

In a fun change of pace, I was interviewed by the On Deck Podcaster Fellowship about the origins of Unchained pod, how my background as a journalist prepared me for podcasting, and tips for aspiring c ...

Unconfirmed Why This Analyst Puts Coinba ▶ Unconfirmed: Why This Analyst Puts Coinbase in the Most Exclusive Clu
Unconfirmed: Why This Analyst Puts Coinbase in the Most Exclusive Clu

Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson, talks about Coinbase’s performance on its first day as a public company. In this episode, Gil discusses: the significance of Coinbase going public (1: ...

Charting Bitcoins Growth With Willy Woo ▶ Charting Bitcoin’s Growth With Willy Woo and Peter Brandt - Ep.228
Charting Bitcoin’s Growth With Willy Woo and Peter Brandt - Ep.228

In an interview I moderated at Real Vision’s “Crypto Gathering,” Peter L Brandt, veteran trader and publisher of the Factor Report, and Willy Woo, prominent on-chain Bitcoin analyst and author of the ...

Unconfirmed What 18 Billion in Q1 Revenu ▶ Unconfirmed: What $1.8 Billion in Q1 Revenue Means for Coinbase’s Dir
Unconfirmed: What $1.8 Billion in Q1 Revenue Means for Coinbase’s Dir

Larry Cermak, director of research at The Block, discusses the upcoming Coinbase direct listing in light of the exchange’s recently released Q1 revenue hitting an impressive $1.8 billion. In this epis ...

Mark Cuban on Why He Thinks ETH Is a Bet ▶ Mark Cuban on Why He Thinks ETH Is a Better Store of Value Than Bitco
Mark Cuban on Why He Thinks ETH Is a Better Store of Value Than Bitco

Mark Cuban -- billionaire investor, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and Shark Tank “shark” -- shares his thoughts on the Ethereum vs. BTC debate, issues with DeFi, and how NFTs could change content dis ...

Unconfirmed Why Proposed FATF Rules Coul ▶ Unconfirmed: Why Proposed FATF Rules Could Be a Shock for DeFi - Ep.2
Unconfirmed: Why Proposed FATF Rules Could Be a Shock for DeFi - Ep.2

Dave Jevans, CEO of Cipher Trace, talks about what the new draft guidance from the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) means for DeFi, NFTs, and crypto in general. In this show, he breaks down: the six ...

What Exactly Do You Get When You Buy an ▶ What Exactly Do You Get When You Buy an NFT? Three Lawyers Discuss -
What Exactly Do You Get When You Buy an NFT? Three Lawyers Discuss -

Olta Andoni, fintech and IP Attorney at Zlatkin Wong and adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, Tonya Evans, visiting Full Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law School and host of th ...

Unconfirmed Why Miami Mayor Francis Suar ▶ Unconfirmed: Why Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Calls Crypto 'the Wave of
Unconfirmed: Why Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Calls Crypto 'the Wave of

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez talks about how Miami plans to be the crypto capital of the world. In this show, he discusses: what Miami is doing to become the crypto capital of the world (1:40) why he fe ...

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Financial Advisors Control $5 Trillion in Investor Wealth. Are They B

Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Engines, and Matthew Kolesky, president at Arbor Capital, discuss the state of Bitcoin adoption amongst financial advisors, who control $5 trillion in investo ...

Unconfirmed MetaKovan on Why He Spent 69 ▶ Unconfirmed: MetaKovan on Why He Spent $69 Million on a Jpegs - Ep.22
Unconfirmed: MetaKovan on Why He Spent $69 Million on a Jpegs - Ep.22

MetaKovan, the pseudonymous buyer of Beeple’s Everydays NFT and founder of MetaPurse, talks about his recent $69 million purchase. In this episode, he discusses: why he bought Everydays: The First 500 ...

How NFTs Are Revolutionizing How Creator ▶ How NFTs Are Revolutionizing How Creators Make Money - Ep.220
How NFTs Are Revolutionizing How Creators Make Money - Ep.220

Jamie Burke, CEO of Outlier Ventures, and Mason Nystrom, a research analyst at Messari, discuss the NFT craze that has enveloped the crypto world over the past few weeks. In this episode, they talk ab ...

Unconfirmed Dont Blame Cryptos Environme ▶ Unconfirmed: Don’t Blame Crypto’s Environmental Impact on NFTs - Ep.2
Unconfirmed: Don’t Blame Crypto’s Environmental Impact on NFTs - Ep.2

Brendan McGill, co-founder of Offsetra and Carbon.fyi, a company focused on reducing carbon emissions, talks about the environmental impact of NFTs. In this episode, Brendan discusses: his career as a ...

Can dYdX Become a Decentralized BitMEX H ▶ Can dYdX Become a Decentralized BitMEX? How It Is Scaling With StarkW
Can dYdX Become a Decentralized BitMEX? How It Is Scaling With StarkW

Antonio Juliano, founder of the decentralized exchange dYdX, and Eli Ben-Sasson, cofounder of StarkWare, discuss the recent launch of dYdX on Ethereum layer 2 using StarkWare’s scaling technology. In ...

Unconfirmed Is Coinbase Stock a Good Buy ▶ Unconfirmed: Is Coinbase Stock a Good Buy? This Analyst Says Yes - Ep
Unconfirmed: Is Coinbase Stock a Good Buy? This Analyst Says Yes - Ep

Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson, talks about the upcoming Coinbase direct listing and his recent research note, “Introducing Crypto’s Amazon Moment.” In this episode, Gil discusses: h ...

Caitlin Long Why Avanti Will Be a New Ki ▶ Caitlin Long: Why Avanti Will Be a New Kind of Crypto Bank - Ep.216
Caitlin Long: Why Avanti Will Be a New Kind of Crypto Bank - Ep.216

Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Avanti Financial Group, talks about the issues plaguing the current state of technology in traditional finance and how her background as a 22-year Wall Street veteran, ...

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Unconfirmed: Coinbase's S-1: The Number That May Make the Exchange Ne

Jeff Roberts, executive editor at Decrypt and author of “King of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest to take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street” talks about Coinbase going public. In th ...

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Paxos's Chad Cascarilla - How Blockchain Tech Could Prevent Another G

In this episode of Unchained, Chad Cascarilla, CEO and cofounder of Paxos, explains how the 2008 financial crisis led him to crypto, what financial plumbing has to do with GameStop, and how Paxos is l ...

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Unconfirmed: Girl Gone Crypto: How These Wildly Entertaining Crypto V

Lea Thompson, aka Girl Gone Crypto, talks about what goes into producing her popular “The Crypto Minute” vlog, what initially got her into crypto, and her recent decision to quit her day job and go fu ...

Stani Kulechov on Why Aave Is So Success ▶ Stani Kulechov on Why Aave Is So Successful - Ep.212
Stani Kulechov on Why Aave Is So Successful - Ep.212

Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave, comes onto the show to discuss the lending protocol and second-biggest DeFi project by total value locked. Here are some of the highlights: How Stani’s backgro ...

Lyn Alden and Raoul Pal Is Ethereum a Go ▶ Lyn Alden and Raoul Pal: Is Ethereum a Good Investment? - Ep.211
Lyn Alden and Raoul Pal: Is Ethereum a Good Investment? - Ep.211

Lyn Alden, CEO and founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategies, and Raoul Pal, CEO & cofounder of Real Vision Group & Global Macro Investor, explain their thinking about Ethereum and its native token, ...

Everything You Need to Know About Your 2 ▶ Everything You Need to Know About Your 2020 Crypto Taxes - Ep.210
Everything You Need to Know About Your 2020 Crypto Taxes - Ep.210

In this episode, Shehan Chandrasekara, head of strategy at CoinTracker, and Dan Hannum COO at Zen Ledger, take a deep dive into the world of crypto taxes. Over an hour and fifteen minutes they tackle ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Saylor on the Best Way for Companies to Buy

Michael Saylor, CEO and founder of Microstrategy, explains how he decided the publicly traded business data firm needed to put its excess cash in bitcoin and what happened afterward. In this episode, ...

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The SEC's Lawsuit Against Ripple and 2 Execs: What You Need to Know -

Stephen Palley, partner at Anderson Kill. and Gabriel Shapiro, partner at BSV Law, discuss the SEC's lawsuit against Ripple and two executives, Chris Larsen and Bard Garlinghouse. In this episode, the ...

Willy Woo How Bitcoin Reaches up to 3000 ▶ Willy Woo: How Bitcoin Reaches up to $300,000 by End of Year - Ep.207
Willy Woo: How Bitcoin Reaches up to $300,000 by End of Year - Ep.207

Willy Woo, a prominent on-chain Bitcoin analyst and author of the “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, explains the parabolic activity of Bitcoin in the past month. We cover: why ...

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Central Bank Digital Currencies: How Should Privacy Be Built In? - Ep

This panel, from a panel for the fifth anniversary of Hyperledger, features Rob Palatnick, managing director of global head of technology research and innovation at the DTCC and chairman of the Hyperl ...

2020 Highlights The Biggest New Stories ▶ 2020 Highlights: The Biggest New Stories of the Year in Crypto - Ep.2
2020 Highlights: The Biggest New Stories of the Year in Crypto - Ep.2

Host Laura Shin recaps the biggest stories of the year in crypto, with clips from shows throughout the year. In this episode, we cover how the pandemic drove Bitcoin to new all-time highs, how regulat ...

Why Is the Proposed FinCEN Rule for Unho ▶ Why Is the Proposed FinCEN Rule for Unhosted Wallets Being Pushed So
Why Is the Proposed FinCEN Rule for Unhosted Wallets Being Pushed So

Jeremy Allaire of Circle Pay and Kristin Smith of the Blockchain Association explain the impact of and motivation behind Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s proposed FinCEN rule that targets “unhosted” ...

All the Ways Crypto Can Make Gaming More ▶ All the Ways Crypto Can Make Gaming More Fun - Ep.203
All the Ways Crypto Can Make Gaming More Fun - Ep.203

Marguerite deCourcelle is co-founder and CEO of Blockade Games, which is releasing the role-playing game game Neon District the day this episode comes out. She discusses her background in art, how her ...

Can Gavin Woods Polkadot Make Blockchain ▶ Can Gavin Wood's Polkadot 'Make Blockchain Great Again'? - Ep.202
Can Gavin Wood's Polkadot 'Make Blockchain Great Again'? - Ep.202

Gavin Wood, founder of Polkadot, Kusama, and Parity, discusses what he calls the meta-protocol, Polkadot. In this episode, he talks about: his vision for Polkadot and the problems he set out to solv ...

Ethereum 20 What You Need to Know Ep201 ▶ Ethereum 2.0: What You Need to Know - Ep.201
Ethereum 2.0: What You Need to Know - Ep.201

Ryan Watkins and Wilson Withiam, senior research analysts at Messari, explain the nuts and bolts of Ethereum 2.0, including how it will transform ETH as an asset and why they believe it will be Ethere ...

What Fidelity Is Doing With the Bitcoin ▶ What Fidelity Is Doing With the Bitcoin It's Mined - Ep.200
What Fidelity Is Doing With the Bitcoin It's Mined - Ep.200

Christine Sandler, head of sales and marketing at Fidelity Digital Assets, talks about how 30 years in traditional finance and an early retirement led her to Coinbase, and, eventually, Fidelity Digita ...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Looming Battle Over Privacy in

Jake Chervinsky, general counsel at Compound Labs, and Kristin Smith, executive director of The Blockchain Association, talk about the storm brewing in the cryptosphere involving self-custody and priv ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Bitcoin Under a Biden Administration - Ep.198

In this episode, Dan Tapiero, founder of 10T Holdings and Gold Bullion International, and Cathie Wood, CEO and CIO at ARK Invest, discuss the long election week in the U.S. and how they believe Bitcoi ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Meltem Demirors and Lyn Alden on the Perfect Conditi

In this seventh installment of the Why Bitcoin Now series, Meltem Demirors, the chief strategy officer at Coinshares, and Lyn Alden, the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, discuss the state of ...

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Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks on Crypto Banks - Ep.

Brian Brooks got his start in traditional finance before joining Coinbase in 2018 and is currently the acting comptroller of the currency. In this episode, he discusses: how his background in traditio ...

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How This DOJ Strike Force Hunts Down Cryptocurrency Criminals - Ep.19

Magistrate judge Zia Faruqui, and Jessi Brooks, assistant U.S. attorney in the national security section at the United States Attorney’s Office, have prosecuted several cryptocurrency-related cases, m ...

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on BitMEX, DeFi and a Token Safe Harbo

Hester Peirce, AKA “Crypto Mom,” was just confirmed to a second term as SEC Commissioner of the Securities Exchange Commission in August. In this episode, she talks about: the reasons for her dissent ...

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Can Solana Seize Marketshare From Ethereum With Serum? - Ep.193

Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX and Alameda Research, and Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder and CEO of Solana Labs, discuss the Project Serum ecosystem that they are building on the Solana blockchai ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Andreas Antonopoulos and Dan Held on Bitcoin’s Monet

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, speaker, educator, and the author of Mastering Bitcoin, Mastering Ethereum, and The Internet of Money, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, and Dan Held, growth lead at Kraken Digital Asset E ...

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How Matthew Leising Confronted His Suspects in the DAO Attacks - Ep.1

Matthew Leising, a reporter at Bloomberg who began covering crypto in 2015, is out with a new book Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It Al ...

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Andre Cronje of Yearn Finance on YFI and the Fair Launch: 'I'm Lazy'

Andre Cronje, the developer of yearn.finance, talks about all things DeFi and the past, present, and future of yEarn. In this episode, he discusses: what Yearn Finance is, and what led him to develop ...

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Olaf Carlson-Wee: 'If There Is a Money-Losing Exploit, the Money Is G

Olaf Carlson-Wee, the founder and CEO of Polychain Capital, goes deep into yield farming, fair launches and how decentralization will upend the traditional notion of the corporation. In this episode, ...

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Why Decentralized Trading Has 10Xed in a Few Months - Ep.188

Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, and Dan Robinson, research partner at Paradigm, discuss the explosion in decentralized exchange activity on automated market makers from $1 billi ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Saifedean Ammous on Why Bitcoin is the Most Advanced

Saifedean Ammous is an economist and the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, which has been translated into 20 languages. In this episode, he discusses: t ...

Why Bitcoin Now David Chaum and Adam Bac ▶ Why Bitcoin Now: David Chaum and Adam Back Reflect on the Crypto Wars
Why Bitcoin Now: David Chaum and Adam Back Reflect on the Crypto Wars

David Chaum, the inventor of eCash and the cofounder and CEO of Elixxir, and Adam Back, the inventor of Hashcash and the cofounder and CEO of Blockstream, discuss their involvement in digital currency ...

Why Bitcoin Now The History of Digital C ▶ Why Bitcoin Now: The History of Digital Currency - Ep.185
Why Bitcoin Now: The History of Digital Currency - Ep.185

Aaron van Wirdum is the technical editor at Bitcoin Magazine. Finn Brunton is the author of “Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency ...

Why Bitcoin Now The History of Digital C ▶ Why Bitcoin Now: The History of Digital Currency - Ep.185
Why Bitcoin Now: The History of Digital Currency - Ep.185

Aaron van Wirdum is the technical editor at Bitcoin Magazine. Finn Brunton is the author of “Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency ...

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Why The Travel Rule Is One Of The Most Significant Regulations In Cry

Dave Jevans, CEO of CipherTrace, and Siân Jones, Senior Partner at XReg Consulting, give the lowdown on the Financial Action Task Force’s travel rule and how it applies to businesses in the crypto spa ...

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Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum's Five-Year Anniversary - Ep.183

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, shares his thoughts on the five-year anniversary of Ethereum, challenges with ETH 2.0 and criticisms about DeFi. We discuss: his thoughts and feelings ahead of ...

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Camila Russo on the Most Pivotal Moments in Ethereum's History - Ep.1

Camila Russo, founder of The Defiant and author of a new book on Ethereum, The Infinite Machine, speaks about how currency controls in Argentina got her interested in crypto and explains why she cho ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Casey and Niall Ferguson on How Bitcoin Fits

Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the author of numerous books including The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World and most ...

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DeFi Yield Farming: Why It's All the Rage But Risky - Ep.180

Dan Elitzer, investor at IDEO CoLab Ventures, and Will Price, data scientist at Flipside Crypto, discuss the yield farming craze. In this episode, we cover: the goals of protocols offering liquidity m ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Mike Novogratz and Raoul Pal on 'the Single Greatest

This episode is the first in a series, Why Bitcoin Now, that takes a deeper dive into Bitcoin and the history of money in the macroeconomic environment of the coronavirus. Mike Novogratz, founder, CEO ...

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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be 'the Category Winner' - Ep.

Chamath Palihapitiya, the CEO of Social Capital and chairman of Virgin Galactic, talks about a wide range of issues, including Bitcoin, COVID, civil unrest, and broad economic trends and forecasts. We ...

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Christopher Giancarlo: Why the US Needs to Have a Digital Dollar - Ep

At an event at the NYU Stern School of Business, Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC Chairman and co-founder of the Digital Dollar Foundation, discusses his proposal for a US central bank digital curre ...

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Rep. Warren Davidson: 'I Think Bitcoin Is a Great Store of Value' - E

U.S. House Representative, Warren Davidson, contextualizes the state of crypto legislation in terms of widespread civil unrest, COVID-19, and global shifts in power. He explains where crypto plays a r ...

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How to Decentralize a Crypto Project Without Harming Security - Ep.17

Jesse Walden of Variant Fund, and Robert Leshner of Compound explain all of the problems associated with the decentralizing process in terms of governance and compliance, pulling from their own lesson ...

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Ready Layer One: Who Competes With Ethereum? - Ep.174

This week’s Unchained is my panel at Ready Layer One! We talk everything layer one with four key players and projects -- Illia Polosukhin of NEARprotocol, Zaki Manian of Cosmos, Rob Habermeier of Polk ...

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Listen to CZ Compare Binance to Bitcoin - Ep.173

Changpeng Zhao, aka CZ, cofounder and CEO of Binance, and I kicked off the Ethereal Virtual Summit with a fun fireside chat! He talked about Binance’s current operations, its plans for the future, and ...

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The Third Bitcoin Halving Just Happened: What Now? - Ep.172

Amanda Fabiano, director of Bitcoin mining at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, and Christopher Bendiksen, head of research at CoinShares, discuss the third Bitcoin halving, which occurred h ...

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El Auge de MakerDAO: Un Viaje Personal - Ep.171

Hi everyone, this is an essay by Mariano Conti of MakerDAO that was so popular, personal and relatable, especially to those living in Latin America, that we decided to have Mariano translate it and re ...

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DeFi Security: With So Many Hacks, Will It Ever Be Safe? - Ep.170

Dan Guido, cofounder and CEO of Trail of Bits, and Taylor Monahan, founder and CEO of MyCrypto, discuss all the recent hacks in DeFi, how it can be made more safely and who is responsible. We tackle: ...

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tBTC: What Happens When the Most Liquid Crypto Asset Hits DeFi? - Ep.

Matt Luongo, CEO of Thesis, the parent company of Fold and Keep, describes the just-launched tBTC, his plan for a censorship-resistant Bitcoin-Ethereum bridge. He explains his personal reasons for wan ...

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Why Nothing Is More Viral Than a Store of Value - Ep.168

Cathie Wood, CEO and CIO of ARK Invest, and Yassine Elmandjra, ARK's thematic analyst, discuss their investment strategy with disruptive innovation, and how blockchain technology, especially Bitcoin, ...

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The Rise of MakerDAO: A Personal Journey - Ep.167

Mariano Conti of MakerDAO, head of smart contracts at MakerDAO, reads from his essay about his personal experience with cryptocurrency, particularly as an Argentine whose family has experienced period ...

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The Most Forkable DeFi Protocols on Ethereum - Ep.166

Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital reads from his essay on how defensible each of the major DeFi protocols on Ethereum are, and what that says about Ethereum's defensibility. He evaluates how easy it wo ...

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Why Decentralization Isn’t as Important as You Think - Ep.165

In this essay, Haseeb Qureshi of Dragonfly Capital explains why he thinks the focus on decentralization can be overhyped. He looks at why decentralization can be important but then makes it clear, by ...

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Teetering on the Edge: How Black Thursday Exposed the Flaws in the Cr

Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, dissects Black Thursday, March 12, the day the crypto markets plunged twice amid the wider sell-off in the markets due to the coronavirus. He offers ...

Chris Burniske A Blank Slate of State Ep ▶ Chris Burniske: A Blank Slate of State - Ep.163
Chris Burniske: A Blank Slate of State - Ep.163

In this essay, Chris Burniske of Placeholder Capital talks about what kind of world crypto entrepreneurs are creating and want to be creating with the systems they build. He talks about different kind ...

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Why Africa Is Poised to Be the Next Hub for Crypto Development - Ep.1

Soona Amhaz, general partner at Volt Capital, and Yele Bademosi, founder of Microtransaction, explain why they believe Africa is poised to become a hub for crypto development. They give some interesti ...

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ETH Denver Fireside Chat With 2 of the Most Crypto-Friendly Governors

In this fireside chat from ETH Denver, crypto-friendly governors Jared Polis of Colorado and Mark Gordon of Wyoming discuss how they each became interested in crypto and blockchain, how their states b ...

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The bZx Attacks: Unethical or Illegal? 2 Experts Weigh In - Ep.160

Maya Zehavi, blockchain consultant, and Zubin Koticha, cofounder and CEO of Opyn, discuss the two recent bZx attacks, whether they were hacks or arbs and whether they were unethical or illegal. They a ...

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Democracy in the Age of Cryptography - Ep.159

Santiago Siri, the cofounder and president of Democracy Earth, reads from his essay on how governance and identity change in the age of cryptography. Thank you to our sponsors! Kraken: kraken.com Ciph ...

Alex Gladstein on a World Without Bitcoi ▶ Alex Gladstein on a World Without Bitcoin - Ep.158
Alex Gladstein on a World Without Bitcoin - Ep.158

Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation, reads his essay, A World Without Bitcoin. Thank you to our sponsors! CipherTrace: ciphertrace.com Crypto.com: crypto.com/ Kraken: ...

How Memes Can Help Crypto Go Mainstream ▶ How Memes Can Help Crypto Go Mainstream - Ep.157
How Memes Can Help Crypto Go Mainstream - Ep.157

Linda Xie, cofounder at Scalar Capital, reads her essay on how the crypto community can successfully use memes to help people understand the technology. Thank you to our sponsors! CipherTrace: ciphert ...

The Rogue 100 How Cryptocurrency Crimina ▶ The Rogue 100: How Cryptocurrency Criminals Cash Out - Ep.156
The Rogue 100: How Cryptocurrency Criminals Cash Out - Ep.156

Jonathan Levin, co-founder and CSO of Chainalysis, and Kim Grauer, head of research, discuss the company's 2020 Crypto Crime Report, which explores how cryptocurrency criminals, who perpetrate hacks a ...

Brendan Eich on How Brave Is Working to ▶ Brendan Eich on How Brave Is Working to Decentralize - Ep.155
Brendan Eich on How Brave Is Working to Decentralize - Ep.155

Brendan Eich, CEO and president of Brave, discusses his history in tech prior to crypto, including working at Netscape, how he created Javascript in 10 days and his short stint as CEO of Mozilla, what ...

Why Catherine Coley Isnt Worried About B ▶ Why Catherine Coley Isn't Worried About BNB Being a Security - Ep.154
Why Catherine Coley Isn't Worried About BNB Being a Security - Ep.154

Catherine Coley, the CEO of Binance US, talks about her background as a foreign exchange trader, how and why she made the leap into crypto, and how she became the CEO of Binance US. We discuss how Bin ...

Dragonfly Capital on Why Ethereum Is So ▶ Dragonfly Capital on Why Ethereum Is So Far in the Lead - Ep.153
Dragonfly Capital on Why Ethereum Is So Far in the Lead - Ep.153

Alex Pack, founding partner of Dragonfly Capital, and Haseeb Qureshi, Dragonfly managing partner, talk about why Dragonfly has a global focus, how they choose investments, and why they try to be as ag ...

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Unchained Year in Review: The Best of 2019 - Ep.152

In this Best of 2019 episode, I selected the clips that seemed most representative of what crypto was about this year, which I call, The Year Things Got Geopolitical. My only regret is that none of th ...

For Your Normie Friends Answers to the M ▶ For Your Normie Friends: Answers to the Most Basic Crypto Questions -
For Your Normie Friends: Answers to the Most Basic Crypto Questions -

This fall, I had an idea to do a crypto show for my normie friends, and figured I’d release it over the holidays, when maybe my regular listeners would be with the very people in their lives who could ...

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Why North Korea Is Interested in Cryptocurrency - Ep.150

Priscilla Moriuchi, director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future and non-resident fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, explains North Korean usage of the internet and how it has changed ov ...

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Yeonmi Park on Why Doing Business With North Korea Is Like Buying a T

In light of the questions around whether or not Virgil Griffith's talk at a blockchain conference in Pyongyang could have helped everyday North Koreans, Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector, human rig ...

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How Synthetix Became the Second-Largest DeFi Platform - Ep.148

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, talks about synthetic asset issuance platform, which enables people to create tokens that track the price of assets in traditional and crypto finance. We discuss th ...

Why CoinMarketCap Launched Its Liquidity ▶ Why CoinMarketCap Launched Its Liquidity Metric - Ep.147
Why CoinMarketCap Launched Its Liquidity Metric - Ep.147

Carylyne Chan, chief strategy officer at CoinMarketCap, and Gerald Chee, head of research, discuss the history of CoinMarketCap, why the founder Brandon Chez initially focused on circulating supply to ...

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Why China Aims to Replace Cash With the Digital Yuan - Ep.146

Martin Chorzempa, research fellow the Peterson Institute, and Dovey Wan, founding partner at Primitive Ventures, discuss China's new blockchain push and the forthcoming DCEP. They cover how the blockc ...

Christopher Giancarlo on the Craziness o ▶ Christopher Giancarlo on the Craziness of Becoming 'Crypto Dad' - Ep.
Christopher Giancarlo on the Craziness of Becoming 'Crypto Dad' - Ep.

Former CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo talks about how his experience of the financial crisis piqued his interest in blockchain technology, why the CFTC thought the introduction of Bitcoin futures ...

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A Libra Co-Creator on How Facebook Will Make Money From Calibra - Ep.

Christian Catalini, co-creator of Libra and chief economist at Calibra, explains why Facebook made the design choices it made for Libra, reveals whether the team was prepared for the regulatory blowba ...

Bitwises Latest Plans to Get a Bitcoin E ▶ Bitwise's Latest Plans to Get a Bitcoin ETF Approved - Ep.143
Bitwise's Latest Plans to Get a Bitcoin ETF Approved - Ep.143

Hunter Horsley, cofounder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management, and Matt Hougan, global head of research at Bitwise, describe their vision for Bitwise, its current funds and indices, as well as how it ...

Congressman Patrick McHenry Bitcoin Will ▶ Congressman Patrick McHenry: 'Bitcoin Will Be of Enormous Value' - Ep
Congressman Patrick McHenry: 'Bitcoin Will Be of Enormous Value' - Ep

Congressman Patrick McHenry, or 'Mr. Fintech' to his peers in the House, is announcing the reintroduction of the Financial Services Innovation Act, a bill that would create what he calls permanent be ...

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Think a DAO Will Automate Things? Think Again - Ep.141

Mariano Conti, the head of smart contracts for MakerDAO and creator of SelloutDAO, and Peter Pan, the summoner for Metacartel DAO, discuss all things DAOs, including how Peter started Metacartel DAO a ...

Fed Economist on the Prospect of the USD ▶ Fed Economist on the Prospect of the USD Losing Global Reserve Status
Fed Economist on the Prospect of the USD Losing Global Reserve Status

David Andolfatto, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, gives his thoughts on Facebook's Libra, including why regulatory issues will make it hard to compete with the US dolla ...

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Crypto in China: What It Really Looks Like - Ep.139

Emily Parker, cofounder of Longhash, describes what the company, which has an Asia-focused incubator and data media site does, how she ended up launching an Asia-focused company, why she’s seeing US c ...

Spencer Bogart on the 20 Trillion in Sto ▶ Spencer Bogart on the $20 Trillion in Store-of-Value Assets - Ep.138
Spencer Bogart on the $20 Trillion in Store-of-Value Assets - Ep.138

Spencer Bogart, general partner at Blockchain Capital, the first VC firm to tokenize one of its funds, talks about how well offering tokenized shares has worked out, why it didn't do so for the follow ...

Olga Feldmeier on Why Switzerland Has We ▶ Olga Feldmeier on Why Switzerland Has Welcomed Crypto - Ep.137
Olga Feldmeier on Why Switzerland Has Welcomed Crypto - Ep.137

Olga Feldmeier, CEO of SmartValor, describes how her upbringing in Ukraine when it was undergoing 10,000% and 5,000% annual inflation helped her understand the potential in Bitcoin years later, and he ...

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Why LocalBitcoins Stopped Cash Trades and Has a New CEO - Ep.136

Sebastian Sonntag, the new CEO of LocalBitcoins, and Mika Impola, software developer at LocalBitcoins, explain why the peer-to-peer bitcoin trading company has a new CEO, why it stopped cash trades an ...

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How Aragon Hopes to Improve on Democracy - Ep.135

Luis Cuende, the CEO of Aragon One, describes the Aragon Network, how it aims to create new systems better for human coordination and the roles of the various parts of the ecosystem, such as Aragon On ...

After Years of Secret Work Decred Adds a ▶ After Years of Secret Work, Decred Adds a New Feature: Privacy - Ep.1
After Years of Secret Work, Decred Adds a New Feature: Privacy - Ep.1

Jonathan Zeppettini, international ops lead and chief evangelist for Decred, aka Decred Jesus, announces the launch of the coin's privacy feature. He first describes how Decred came out of some deve ...

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Sandra Ro: Why Crypto-Friendly Laws Are Coming in the US - Ep.133

Sandra Ro, the CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council and former head of digitization at CME, explains what the GBBC does, how it chooses partners, and what level of involvement they have with ...

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The IMF on How to Design Central Bank Digital Currencies - Ep.132

Dong He, deputy director of the monetary and capital markets department of the IMF, and Yan Liu, Assistant General Counsel at the legal department of the IMF, talk about central bank digital currencie ...

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All Things Crypto Regulation With Jake Chervinsky - Ep.131

Jake Chervinsky, general counsel at Compound, goes over a plethora of crypto regulatory issues, such as those related to securities law such as the SEC vs. Kik case, Ripple, stablecoins, no-action let ...

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LedgerX on the Reasons to Trade Bitcoin Options - Ep.130

Juthica Chou, chief operating officer of LedgerX, talks about the company's new license to offer its derivatives to retail investors and the resulting platform, Omni. She walks through what call and p ...

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Pantera Capital: How Bitcoin Could Reach $356,000 in a Few Years - Ep

Dan Morehead, founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, and Joey Krug, co-chief investment officer of Pantera and founder of Augur, discuss where we are in the development cycle of blockchain technology, ho ...

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How to Keep Your Crypto From Being Stolen Via Your Phone - Ep.128

Rich Sanders, cofounder and chief security officer of CipherBlade, and Harry Denley, director of security of MyCrypto.com, discuss the phone porting phenomenon: who's behind these thefts, how they per ...

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How the Caribbean Got on the Road to Central Bank Digital Currencies

Gabriel Abed, founder of Bitt.com and Vice President of the board of directors, describes how he went from mining Bitcoin to persuading governors of central banks to not quash Bitt's goal to create ce ...

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How Asia's Trading Culture Results in a Vastly Different Crypto Scene

Luis Buenaventura, founder of Bloom Solutions, and Leo Weese, president of Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, discuss the crypto scene in Asia — how it differs from that of the West, and how it differs ...

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Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation on the 3 Reasons Bitcoi

In recent years, the Human Rights Foundation and Alex Gladstein, its chief strategy officer, have become forces in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency community. In this episode, he discusses why Bitcoin i ...

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Not Sure a Cryptoeconomic System Will Work? Gauntlet Can Help - Ep.12

Tarun Chitra, cofounder and CEO of Gauntlet, describes how his company enables crypto teams to run through simulations to see how their design choices will affect the project once it is trading. Using ...

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Oslo Freedom Forum 2019: Protecting Financial Freedoms in the Digital

In this panel, recorded at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2019, I moderated what an attendee described as a lively discussion on the relationship between finances and freedom with Bitcoin author and educato ...

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Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, on Its Dark Pool, Crypto Lending Oper

Peter Smith, the CEO of Blockchain, discusses how the company got started, why the company is focused on users owning their own private keys and how that is what enables all the most interesting appli ...

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Kin Sets Up $5 Million DefendCrypto.org to Take on the SEC - Ep.121

Ted Livingston, CEO of Kik and the founder of the Kin Foundation, and Patrick Gibbs, partner at Cooley, announce the formation of the $5 million DefendCrypto.org fund at Coinbase Custody to fight the ...

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How to Trade on Crypto Exchanges Without Fear of Hacks - Ep.120

Sharon Goldberg, CEO of Arwen and Boston University computer science professor, describes how the protocol enables people to trade on crypto exchanges without making their coins vulnerable to exchange ...

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Parity's Jutta Steiner and Gavin Wood on Polkadot, Substrate and the

Jutta Steiner, CEO of Parity, and Gavin Wood, who goes by the title chief white space officer, describe the network Parity plans to launch later this year, Polkadot, how it aims to solve scalability ...

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How Tagomi Makes Large Crypto Trades Cheaper and More Efficient - Ep.

Jennifer Campbell and Kevin Johnson, cofounder and COO, respectively, of Tagomi, describe how Tagomi helps institutional players make larger crypto trades more efficiently and at the best price possib ...

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Want to Connect Blockchains? Cosmos Has Tools for Coders - Ep.117

Jae Kwon, founder and CEO of Tendermint and president of the Interchain Foundation, and Ethan Buchman, cofounder of Tendermint and Cosmos and technical director of the Interchain Foundation, discuss t ...

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Charlie Lee on How Litecoin Can Be Truly Successful - Ep.116

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and aka SatoshiLite, discusses how he came to launch Litecoin, how the fair launch may have helped its success, why he didn't work on it for a stretch, and what ...

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Why Beam Thinks Businesses Will Use Its Cryptocurrency - Ep.115

Alexander Zaidelson, the CEO of Beam, a cryptocurrency being built on the MimbleWimble protocol, talks about how he came to start Beam, how it differs from Grin, another cryptocurrency being built on ...

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Grin: A More Private, Lighter Bitcoin - Ep.114

Daniel Lehnberg and Michael Cordner, core team members of Grin, discuss the first implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol, named after a tongue-tying curse in Harry Potter. We discuss the many way ...

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Why You Shouldn't Have to Be Rich t

In a fireside chat I moderated with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce held by the Blockchain Digital Asset Forum, in conjunction with the NYU Stern Executive MBA program, on March 26, 2019, she explained ...

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Vitalik Buterin on Whether or Not Ethereum Is 'Blowing It' - Ep.112

At the first Unchained Live, Vitalik explained why he thought it was inevitable Ethereum would lose some of its lead, when he would be upset if Ethereum were overtaken by a competitor, and whether t ...

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MolochDAO: Could This Decentralized Autonomous Organization Help Ethe

Ameen Soleimani, CEO of Spankchain, comes on the show to discuss his latest effort to fund Ethereum development through the decentralized autonomous organization MolochDAO. He describes how it works, ...

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How Binance Could Become the First Decentralized Autonomous Corporati

Tushar Jain and Kyle Samani, managing partners of Multicoin Capital, discuss Binance, Binance Chain and BNB token, and why they believe Binance will become the first centralized company to successfull ...

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Venue Announcement for Unchained Live

Get your tickets now for Unchained Live with Vitalik Buterin!eventbrite.com/e/unchained-live-with-vitalik-buterin-tickets-56189456176 It will take placeMarch 20that 6pm at Columbia Journalism School i ...

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How Melon Could Make Asset Management Easier - Ep.109

Mona El-Isa, the cofounder and CEO of Melonport, explains how Melon, the asset management protocol which recently launched on Ethereum, makes launching a fund easier and less expensive, plus gives inv ...

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How Blockchains Can Help Create Little Democracies Everywhere - Ep.10

Glen Weyl, a political economist and social technologist, the coauthor of Radical Markets and a principal researcher at Microsoft, and Santiago Siri, the founder of Democracy Earth, discuss how blockc ...

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Unchained Live With Vitalik Buterin

In case you haven’t heard, I’m doing a live podcast recording with Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum. What is a live podcast recording? It's a podcast performed by me and the guest on a stage, ...

Why Future Perfect Ventures Did Not Inve ▶ Why Future Perfect Ventures Did Not Invest in ICOs - Ep.107
Why Future Perfect Ventures Did Not Invest in ICOs - Ep.107

Jalak Jobanputra, founder and managing partner of Future Perfect Ventures, talks about how, in 2014, her experience as an investment bank and VC, her global background, and her observation that new st ...

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How Casa Makes It Harder for Someone to Steal Your Bitcoins - Ep.106

Jeremy Welch of personal key security system Casa describes the company's various services and products, including its $10,000-a-year premium service for HODLers of at least $500,000 worth of cryptocu ...

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Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 2: How Dai Stayed at $1 While ETH C

Rune Christensen, CEO and cofounder of MakerDAO, explains how multicollateral Dai will work, what happens if one type of collateral fails, and what happens when someone's collateralized debt position ...

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Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 1: How to Keep a Crypto-Collaterali

Rune Christensen, CEO and cofounder of MakerDAO, explains the intricacies of the MakerDAO system, which includes the stablecoin Dai, which is pegged to $1, backed by collateral, and whose governance i ...

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Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss on Being the 'Fastest Tortoise in the Ra

Gemini's Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who serve as chief executive and president, respectively, discuss their new ad campaign -- what they mean when they say crypto needs rules, why they agree in cer ...

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Asia Edition: Mining, a Crypto Yuan and the Two Main Reasons the Chin

In this wide-ranging episode, Eric Meltzer and Dovey Wan of Primitive Ventures describe how Asia is weathering the crypto downturn: how have the low prices affected miners, how has this affected Bitma ...

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Ledger on How Consumers and Institutions Should Be Safeguarding Their

Eric Larcheveque, cofounder and CEO of Ledger, and Demetrios Skalkotos, global head of Ledger Vault, describe the company's three main offerings: its hardware wallets, the new software-as-a-service pr ...

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100th Episode: Past Guests and Listeners Take Over the Show - Ep.100

To celebrate the 100th episode of Unchained, I talk a little about what this podcast means to me and thank everyone who's helped me with it. Then I let past guests and listeners take it away with thei ...

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RERUN: Xapo's Wences Casares on How Bitcoin Makes a Fairer World - Ep

Growing up in Argentina, Wences Casares saw his family lose all their money three times due to actions by the government. The so-called patient zero of Bitcoin in Silicon Valley explains why he beli ...

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Mike Novogratz on Why Bitcoin, a Big FU to the System, Needs Institut

Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings, describes the company's services and products, why it's launching a credit offering, and why he pivoted from his original intention to launc ...

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How Crypto and Blockchain Technology Could Change Financial Services

This is a special episode of Unchained from the CME Global Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida. There, I spoke with Arthur Hayes, CoFounder and CEO of Bitmex, Dan O’Prey, chief marketing officer ...

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Coinbase's Listing Process: Why It's Adding Many More Coins and How I

Coinbase has departed from its conservative roots and begun adding many more coins. Dan Romero, vice president of Coinbase, explains how its listing process works, how it tries to prevent insider trad ...

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Ari Paul on Why Bitcoin Is a Good Value Buy Today - Ep.95

Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower Capital, explains why he likes how short-term trades concentrate risk in investment, why, no matter what, he thinks Bitcoin is a good-value buy today, and how big univers ...

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How Donating Crypto Can Help You Save on Taxes - Ep.94

Connie Gallippi, the founder and executive director for BitGive, and Joe Waltman, the executive director of GiveCrypto.org, discuss charitable giving in crypto -- what problems in philanthropy it solv ...

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Monero's Riccardo Spagni, aka Fluffypony, on How He Feels About Moner

Riccardo Spagni, the lead maintainer for Monero, describes the four pillars of Monero's privacy, makes the case for why it would still be valuable even if BItcoin were to adopt privacy, and explains t ...

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CoinFund's Jake Brukhman and Multicoin's Tushar Jain on Generalized M

Jake Brukhman of CoinFund and Tushar Jain of Multicoin Capital discuss a new trend among crypto funds: generalized mining, also called mining 2.0, in which investors participate in the networks in ord ...

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Down 94% Since Winter, What Has Happened to ICOs? - Ep.91

After the ICO craze of 2017, such offerings have raised extremely little so far this fall, with total sales in October down 94% since February, according to Token Data. Why? And where to next? Andy Br ...

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Reflections on the 10-Year Anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper - E

For this episode on the eve of the Bitcoin white paper's 10-year anniversary, Nathaniel Popper and Paul Vigna, reporters who cover Bitcoin and crypto for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal ...

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Numerai's Richard Craib on How to Crowdsource Good Predictions - Ep.8

While many companies like to use buzzwords like crypto, blockchain, AI and encryption, Numerai actually combines all these technologies in a novel way. Founder Richard Craib discusses how his hedge fu ...

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Listener Mail: Laura Answers Your Questions on the Markets, Velocity,

This week, because I was busy with my TEDx talk and my book, I decided to do an episode in which I answer your questions. Thank you to everyone who submitted one, and I'm so sorry I didn't get to all ...

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Barry Silbert on What Wall Street Says Privately About Crypto Vs. Wha

Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, which has invested in 130 crypto ventures worldwide, describes his company, its strategy for investing in the crypto space, and how his perspe ...

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How dYdX Allows You to Take a Short Position in One Token - Ep.86

Antonio Juliano, founder of dYdX, explains how this protocol for derivatives will enable you to take a short position in a single token, why they are starting with protocols shorting and margin lendin ...

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The Oslo Freedom Forum in New York: Why Decentralization Matters - Ep

In this fascinating and compelling panel on Why Decentralization Matters at the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York, I spoke with Alejandro Machado, a researcher at Zcash; Amber Baldet, founder and CEO of ...

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How Binance Became the Most Popular Crypto Exchange in 5 Months - Ep.

In this fast-paced and exhilarating conversation, Changpeng Zhao, aka CZ, tells the pivotal business decisions that led users to flock to the brand-new Binance in the summer and fall of 2017, catapu ...

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Singularity University Global Summit: How Do We Get Consumer Adoption

This is a recording of the full blockchain block of the Singularity University Global Summit in late August. It features a talk by me on the power of decentralization, Abra CEO Bill Barhydt on the e ...

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How You'll Earn Interest on Your Crypto With Compound - Ep.82

Robert Leshner, founder of Compound, describes how its protocol will enable people to earn interest on crypto assets, and why he thinks this will be crucial to crypto becoming mainstream. He also desc ...

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Tuur Demeester on Why He's a Bitcoin Maximalist and Bearish on Ethere

Founder and CEO of Adamant Capital Tuur Demeester explains what factors he considers when valuing crypto assets, why this has led him to become a Bitcoin maximalist, and why he doesn't think Ethereum ...

Nadav Hollander on How Dharma Could Crea ▶ Nadav Hollander on How Dharma Could Create New Forms of Debt - Ep.80
Nadav Hollander on How Dharma Could Create New Forms of Debt - Ep.80

Nadav, founder of Dharma protocol, explains how it enables the borrowing and lending of crypto assets, what would happen in the case of default, and why it would make sense to do it in a decentralized ...

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Joey Krug on How Augur Is Like Any Other Tool - Ep.79

Joey Krug, cofounder of Augur and co-chief investment officer at Pantera Capital, talks about what Augur is and is not, why it’s difficult to create new financial markets today and whether or not Augu ...

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Dfinity's Dominic Williams on How Its Blockchain Nervous System Is No

Dfinity's Dominic Williams talks about how Dfinity is an internet computer that can host our software and data, instead of it being held by centralized services. He describes the consensus algorithm, ...

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Harbor and TrustToken on Why They Don't Mind Being Unsexy - Ep.77

Josh Stein, CEO of Harbor, and Danny An, cofounder and CEO of TrustToken, talk about security tokens and tokens backed by real-world assets, often called an unsexy area of crypto. They explain the str ...

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Live From Distributed: Amber Baldet, Matthew Roszak and Lily Liu on '

In July in San Francisco, I moderated a panel at Distributed 2018: Unlocking the Global Power of Decentralized Business. The title of our discussion was Innovate or Reinvent? and the panelists wer ...

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What Makes a CryptoKitty Worth $140,000? - Ep.75

Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties, and Benny Giang, Dapper Labs’ head of Asia, describe how employees at venture studio AxiomZen came up with the idea for CryptoK ...

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Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the Sh*tcoin Waterfall - Ep.74

In this hilarious skeptics' episode, Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of CoinShares, and Jill Carlson, an independent consultant, explain why they think crypto needs fewer moral arguments and m ...

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Kathleen Breitman and Ryan Jesperson of Tezos on Why They Wouldn't Do

Kathleen Breitman, CEO of Dynamic Ledger Solutions, the company behind the Tezos protocol, and Ryan Jesperson, president of the foundation, discuss the Tezos initial coin offering, which was the large ...

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How Widespread Is Money Laundering in Crypto? - Ep.72

Yaya Fanusie, director of analysis at the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Tom Robinson, chief data officer and cofounder of blockchain analyti ...

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Why The Travel Rule Is One Of The Most Significant Regulations In Cry

Dave Jevans, CEO of CipherTrace, and Siân Jones, Senior Partner at XReg Consulting, give the lowdown on the Financial Action Task Force’s travel rule and how it applies to businesses in the crypto spa ...

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Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum's Five-Year Anniversary - Ep.183

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, shares his thoughts on the five-year anniversary of Ethereum, challenges with ETH 2.0 and criticisms about DeFi. We discuss: his thoughts and feelings ahead of ...

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Camila Russo on the Most Pivotal Moments in Ethereum's History - Ep.1

Camila Russo, founder of The Defiant and author of a new book on Ethereum, The Infinite Machine, speaks about how currency controls in Argentina got her interested in crypto and explains why she cho ...

Why Stablecoin Growth Over 5 Years Doubl ▶ Why Stablecoin Growth Over 5 Years Doubled in 4 Months - Ep.134
Why Stablecoin Growth Over 5 Years Doubled in 4 Months - Ep.134

Nate Maddrey, senior research analyst at Coin Metrics, discusses a report on the rise of stablecoins over the last few months that Coin Metrics published in conjunction with Bitstamp. He covers: why a ...

Why Bitcoin Now Michael Casey and Niall ▶ Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Casey and Niall Ferguson on How Bitcoin Fits
Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Casey and Niall Ferguson on How Bitcoin Fits

Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the author of numerous books including The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World and most ...

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DeFi Yield Farming: Why It's All the Rage But Risky - Ep.180

Dan Elitzer, investor at IDEO CoLab Ventures, and Will Price, data scientist at Flipside Crypto, discuss the yield farming craze. In this episode, we cover: the goals of protocols offering liquidity m ...

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Why Bitcoin Now: Mike Novogratz and Raoul Pal on 'the Single Greatest

This episode is the first in a series, Why Bitcoin Now, that takes a deeper dive into Bitcoin and the history of money in the macroeconomic environment of the coronavirus. Mike Novogratz, founder, CEO ...

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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be 'the Category Winner' - Ep.

Chamath Palihapitiya, the CEO of Social Capital and chairman of Virgin Galactic, talks about a wide range of issues, including Bitcoin, COVID, civil unrest, and broad economic trends and forecasts. We ...

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Christopher Giancarlo: Why the US Needs to Have a Digital Dollar - Ep

At an event at the NYU Stern School of Business, Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC Chairman and co-founder of the Digital Dollar Foundation, discusses his proposal for a US central bank digital curre ...

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Rep. Warren Davidson: 'I Think Bitcoin Is a Great Store of Value' - E

U.S. House Representative, Warren Davidson, contextualizes the state of crypto legislation in terms of widespread civil unrest, COVID-19, and global shifts in power. He explains where crypto plays a r ...

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How to Decentralize a Crypto Project Without Harming Security - Ep.17

Jesse Walden of Variant Fund, and Robert Leshner of Compound explain all of the problems associated with the decentralizing process in terms of governance and compliance, pulling from their own lesson ...

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Ready Layer One: Who Competes With Ethereum? - Ep.174

This week’s Unchained is my panel at Ready Layer One! We talk everything layer one with four key players and projects -- Illia Polosukhin of NEARprotocol, Zaki Manian of Cosmos, Rob Habermeier of Polk ...

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Listen to CZ Compare Binance to Bitcoin - Ep.173

Changpeng Zhao, aka CZ, cofounder and CEO of Binance, and I kicked off the Ethereal Virtual Summit with a fun fireside chat! He talked about Binance’s current operations, its plans for the future, and ...

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The Third Bitcoin Halving Just Happened: What Now? - Ep.172

Amanda Fabiano, director of Bitcoin mining at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, and Christopher Bendiksen, head of research at CoinShares, discuss the third Bitcoin halving, which occurred h ...

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El Auge de MakerDAO: Un Viaje Personal - Ep.171

Hi everyone, this is an essay by Mariano Conti of MakerDAO that was so popular, personal and relatable, especially to those living in Latin America, that we decided to have Mariano translate it and re ...

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DeFi Security: With So Many Hacks, Will It Ever Be Safe? - Ep.170

Dan Guido, cofounder and CEO of Trail of Bits, and Taylor Monahan, founder and CEO of MyCrypto, discuss all the recent hacks in DeFi, how it can be made more safely and who is responsible. We tackle: ...

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tBTC: What Happens When the Most Liquid Crypto Asset Hits DeFi? - Ep.

Matt Luongo, CEO of Thesis, the parent company of Fold and Keep, describes the just-launched tBTC, his plan for a censorship-resistant Bitcoin-Ethereum bridge. He explains his personal reasons for wan ...

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Why Nothing Is More Viral Than a Store of Value - Ep.168

Cathie Wood, CEO and CIO of ARK Invest, and Yassine Elmandjra, ARK's thematic analyst, discuss their investment strategy with disruptive innovation, and how blockchain technology, especially Bitcoin, ...

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The Rise of MakerDAO: A Personal Journey - Ep.167

Mariano Conti of MakerDAO, head of smart contracts at MakerDAO, reads from his essay about his personal experience with cryptocurrency, particularly as an Argentine whose family has experienced period ...

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The Most Forkable DeFi Protocols on Ethereum - Ep.166

Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital reads from his essay on how defensible each of the major DeFi protocols on Ethereum are, and what that says about Ethereum's defensibility. He evaluates how easy it wo ...

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Why Decentralization Isn’t as Important as You Think - Ep.165

In this essay, Haseeb Qureshi of Dragonfly Capital explains why he thinks the focus on decentralization can be overhyped. He looks at why decentralization can be important but then makes it clear, by ...

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Teetering on the Edge: How Black Thursday Exposed the Flaws in the Cr

Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, dissects Black Thursday, March 12, the day the crypto markets plunged twice amid the wider sell-off in the markets due to the coronavirus. He offers ...

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Chris Burniske: A Blank Slate of State - Ep.163

In this essay, Chris Burniske of Placeholder Capital talks about what kind of world crypto entrepreneurs are creating and want to be creating with the systems they build. He talks about different kind ...

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Why Africa Is Poised to Be the Next Hub for Crypto Development - Ep.1

Soona Amhaz, general partner at Volt Capital, and Yele Bademosi, founder of Microtransaction, explain why they believe Africa is poised to become a hub for crypto development. They give some interesti ...

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ETH Denver Fireside Chat With 2 of the Most Crypto-Friendly Governors

In this fireside chat from ETH Denver, crypto-friendly governors Jared Polis of Colorado and Mark Gordon of Wyoming discuss how they each became interested in crypto and blockchain, how their states b ...

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The bZx Attacks: Unethical or Illegal? 2 Experts Weigh In - Ep.160

Maya Zehavi, blockchain consultant, and Zubin Koticha, cofounder and CEO of Opyn, discuss the two recent bZx attacks, whether they were hacks or arbs and whether they were unethical or illegal. They a ...

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Democracy in the Age of Cryptography - Ep.159

Santiago Siri, the cofounder and president of Democracy Earth, reads from his essay on how governance and identity change in the age of cryptography. Thank you to our sponsors! Kraken: kraken.com Ciph ...

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Alex Gladstein on a World Without Bitcoin - Ep.158

Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation, reads his essay, A World Without Bitcoin. Thank you to our sponsors! CipherTrace: ciphertrace.com Crypto.com: crypto.com/ Kraken: ...

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How Memes Can Help Crypto Go Mainstream - Ep.157

Linda Xie, cofounder at Scalar Capital, reads her essay on how the crypto community can successfully use memes to help people understand the technology. Thank you to our sponsors! CipherTrace: ciphert ...

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The Rogue 100: How Cryptocurrency Criminals Cash Out - Ep.156

Jonathan Levin, co-founder and CSO of Chainalysis, and Kim Grauer, head of research, discuss the company's 2020 Crypto Crime Report, which explores how cryptocurrency criminals, who perpetrate hacks a ...

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Brendan Eich on How Brave Is Working to Decentralize - Ep.155

Brendan Eich, CEO and president of Brave, discusses his history in tech prior to crypto, including working at Netscape, how he created Javascript in 10 days and his short stint as CEO of Mozilla, what ...

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Why Catherine Coley Isn't Worried About BNB Being a Security - Ep.154

Catherine Coley, the CEO of Binance US, talks about her background as a foreign exchange trader, how and why she made the leap into crypto, and how she became the CEO of Binance US. We discuss how Bin ...

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Dragonfly Capital on Why Ethereum Is So Far in the Lead - Ep.153

Alex Pack, founding partner of Dragonfly Capital, and Haseeb Qureshi, Dragonfly managing partner, talk about why Dragonfly has a global focus, how they choose investments, and why they try to be as ag ...

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Unchained Year in Review: The Best of 2019 - Ep.152

In this Best of 2019 episode, I selected the clips that seemed most representative of what crypto was about this year, which I call, The Year Things Got Geopolitical. My only regret is that none of th ...

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For Your Normie Friends: Answers to the Most Basic Crypto Questions -

This fall, I had an idea to do a crypto show for my normie friends, and figured I’d release it over the holidays, when maybe my regular listeners would be with the very people in their lives who could ...

Why North Korea Is Interested in Cryptoc ▶ Why North Korea Is Interested in Cryptocurrency - Ep.150
Why North Korea Is Interested in Cryptocurrency - Ep.150

Priscilla Moriuchi, director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future and non-resident fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, explains North Korean usage of the internet and how it has changed ov ...

Yeonmi Park on Why Doing Business With N ▶ Yeonmi Park on Why Doing Business With North Korea Is Like Buying a T
Yeonmi Park on Why Doing Business With North Korea Is Like Buying a T

In light of the questions around whether or not Virgil Griffith's talk at a blockchain conference in Pyongyang could have helped everyday North Koreans, Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector, human rig ...

How Synthetix Became the Second Largest ▶ How Synthetix Became the Second-Largest DeFi Platform - Ep.148
How Synthetix Became the Second-Largest DeFi Platform - Ep.148

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, talks about synthetic asset issuance platform, which enables people to create tokens that track the price of assets in traditional and crypto finance. We discuss th ...

Why Coinmarketcap Launched Its Liquidity ▶ Why Coinmarketcap Launched Its Liquidity Metric - Ep.147
Why Coinmarketcap Launched Its Liquidity Metric - Ep.147

Carylyne Chan, chief strategy officer at Coinmarketcap, and Gerald Chee, head of research, discuss the history of Coinmarketcap, why the founder Brandon Chez initially focused on circulating supply to ...

Why China Aims to Replace Cash With the ▶ Why China Aims to Replace Cash With the Digital Yuan - Ep.146
Why China Aims to Replace Cash With the Digital Yuan - Ep.146

Martin Chorzempa, research fellow the Peterson Institute, and Dovey Wan, founding partner at Primitive Ventures, discuss China's new blockchain push and the forthcoming DCEP. They cover how the blockc ...

Christopher Giancarlo on the Craziness o ▶ Christopher Giancarlo on the Craziness of Becoming 'Crypto Dad' - Ep.
Christopher Giancarlo on the Craziness of Becoming 'Crypto Dad' - Ep.

Former CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo talks about how his experience of the financial crisis piqued his interest in blockchain technology, why the CFTC thought the introduction of Bitcoin futures ...

A Libra Co Creator on How Facebook Will ▶ A Libra Co-Creator on How Facebook Will Make Money From Calibra - Ep.
A Libra Co-Creator on How Facebook Will Make Money From Calibra - Ep.

Christian Catalini, co-creator of Libra and chief economist at Calibra, explains why Facebook made the design choices it made for Libra, reveals whether the team was prepared for the regulatory blowba ...

Bitwises Latest Plans to Get a Bitcoin E ▶ Bitwise's Latest Plans to Get a Bitcoin ETF Approved - Ep.143
Bitwise's Latest Plans to Get a Bitcoin ETF Approved - Ep.143

Hunter Horsley, cofounder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management, and Matt Hougan, global head of research at Bitwise, describe their vision for Bitwise, its current funds and indices, as well as how it ...

Congressman Patrick McHenry Bitcoin Will ▶ Congressman Patrick McHenry: 'Bitcoin Will Be of Enormous Value' - Ep
Congressman Patrick McHenry: 'Bitcoin Will Be of Enormous Value' - Ep

Congressman Patrick McHenry, or 'Mr. Fintech' to his peers in the House, is announcing the reintroduction of the Financial Services Innovation Act, a bill that would create what he calls permanent be ...

Think a DAO Will Automate Things Think A ▶ Think a DAO Will Automate Things? Think Again - Ep.141
Think a DAO Will Automate Things? Think Again - Ep.141

Mariano Conti, the head of smart contracts for MakerDAO and creator of SelloutDAO, and Peter Pan, the summoner for Metacartel DAO, discuss all things DAOs, including how Peter started Metacartel DAO a ...

Fed Economist on the Prospect of the USD ▶ Fed Economist on the Prospect of the USD Losing Global Reserve Status
Fed Economist on the Prospect of the USD Losing Global Reserve Status

David Andolfatto, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, gives his thoughts on Facebook's Libra, including why regulatory issues will make it hard to compete with the US dolla ...

Crypto in China What It Really Looks Lik ▶ Crypto in China: What It Really Looks Like - Ep.139
Crypto in China: What It Really Looks Like - Ep.139

Emily Parker, cofounder of Longhash, describes what the company, which has an Asia-focused incubator and data media site does, how she ended up launching an Asia-focused company, why she’s seeing US c ...

Spencer Bogart on the 20 Trillion in Sto ▶ Spencer Bogart on the $20 Trillion in Store-of-Value Assets - Ep.138
Spencer Bogart on the $20 Trillion in Store-of-Value Assets - Ep.138

Spencer Bogart, general partner at Blockchain Capital, the first VC firm to tokenize one of its funds, talks about how well offering tokenized shares has worked out, why it didn't do so for the follow ...

Olga Feldmeier on Why Switzerland Has We ▶ Olga Feldmeier on Why Switzerland Has Welcomed Crypto - Ep.137
Olga Feldmeier on Why Switzerland Has Welcomed Crypto - Ep.137

Olga Feldmeier, CEO of SmartValor, describes how her upbringing in Ukraine when it was undergoing 10,000% and 5,000% annual inflation helped her understand the potential in Bitcoin years later, and he ...

Why LocalBitcoins Stopped Cash Trades an ▶ Why LocalBitcoins Stopped Cash Trades and Has a New CEO - Ep.136
Why LocalBitcoins Stopped Cash Trades and Has a New CEO - Ep.136

Sebastian Sonntag, the new CEO of LocalBitcoins, and Mika Impola, software developer at LocalBitcoins, explain why the peer-to-peer bitcoin trading company has a new CEO, why it stopped cash trades an ...

How Aragon Hopes to Improve on Democracy ▶ How Aragon Hopes to Improve on Democracy - Ep.135
How Aragon Hopes to Improve on Democracy - Ep.135

Luis Cuende, the CEO of Aragon One, describes the Aragon Network, how it aims to create new systems better for human coordination and the roles of the various parts of the ecosystem, such as Aragon On ...

After Years of Secret Work Decred Adds a ▶ After Years of Secret Work, Decred Adds a New Feature: Privacy - Ep.1
After Years of Secret Work, Decred Adds a New Feature: Privacy - Ep.1

Jonathan Zeppettini, international ops lead and chief evangelist for Decred, aka Decred Jesus, announces the launch of the coin's privacy feature. He first describes how Decred came out of some deve ...

Sandra Ro Why Crypto Friendly Laws Are C ▶ Sandra Ro: Why Crypto-Friendly Laws Are Coming in the US - Ep.133
Sandra Ro: Why Crypto-Friendly Laws Are Coming in the US - Ep.133

Sandra Ro, the CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council and former head of digitization at CME, explains what the GBBC does, how it chooses partners, and what level of involvement they have with ...

The IMF on How to Design Central Bank Di ▶ The IMF on How to Design Central Bank Digital Currencies - Ep.132
The IMF on How to Design Central Bank Digital Currencies - Ep.132

Dong He, deputy director of the monetary and capital markets department of the IMF, and Yan Liu, Assistant General Counsel at the legal department of the IMF, talk about central bank digital currencie ...

All Things Crypto Regulation With Jake C ▶ All Things Crypto Regulation With Jake Chervinsky - Ep.131
All Things Crypto Regulation With Jake Chervinsky - Ep.131

Jake Chervinsky, general counsel at Compound, goes over a plethora of crypto regulatory issues, such as those related to securities law such as the SEC vs. Kik case, Ripple, stablecoins, no-action let ...

LedgerX on the Reasons to Trade Bitcoin ▶ LedgerX on the Reasons to Trade Bitcoin Options - Ep.130
LedgerX on the Reasons to Trade Bitcoin Options - Ep.130

Juthica Chou, chief operating officer of LedgerX, talks about the company's new license to offer its derivatives to retail investors and the resulting platform, Omni. She walks through what call and p ...

Pantera Capital How Bitcoin Could Reach ▶ Pantera Capital: How Bitcoin Could Reach $356,000 in a Few Years - Ep
Pantera Capital: How Bitcoin Could Reach $356,000 in a Few Years - Ep

Dan Morehead, founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, and Joey Krug, co-chief investment officer of Pantera and founder of Augur, discuss where we are in the development cycle of blockchain technology, ho ...

How to Keep Your Crypto From Being Stole ▶ How to Keep Your Crypto From Being Stolen Via Your Phone - Ep.128
How to Keep Your Crypto From Being Stolen Via Your Phone - Ep.128

Rich Sanders, cofounder and chief security officer of CipherBlade, and Harry Denley, director of security of MyCrypto.com, discuss the phone porting phenomenon: who's behind these thefts, how they per ...

How the Caribbean Got on the Road to Cen ▶ How the Caribbean Got on the Road to Central Bank Digital Currencies
How the Caribbean Got on the Road to Central Bank Digital Currencies

Gabriel Abed, founder of Bitt.com and Vice President of the board of directors, describes how he went from mining Bitcoin to persuading governors of central banks to not quash Bitt's goal to create ce ...

How Asias Trading Culture Results in a V ▶ How Asia's Trading Culture Results in a Vastly Different Crypto Scene
How Asia's Trading Culture Results in a Vastly Different Crypto Scene

Luis Buenaventura, founder of Bloom Solutions, and Leo Weese, president of Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, discuss the crypto scene in Asia — how it differs from that of the West, and how it differs ...

Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Found ▶ Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation on the 3 Reasons Bitcoi
Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation on the 3 Reasons Bitcoi

In recent years, the Human Rights Foundation and Alex Gladstein, its chief strategy officer, have become forces in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency community. In this episode, he discusses why Bitcoin i ...

Not Sure a Cryptoeconomic System Will Wo ▶ Not Sure a Cryptoeconomic System Will Work? Gauntlet Can Help - Ep.12
Not Sure a Cryptoeconomic System Will Work? Gauntlet Can Help - Ep.12

Tarun Chitra, cofounder and CEO of Gauntlet, describes how his company enables crypto teams to run through simulations to see how their design choices will affect the project once it is trading. Using ...

Oslo Freedom Forum 2019 Protecting Finan ▶ Oslo Freedom Forum 2019: Protecting Financial Freedoms in the Digital
Oslo Freedom Forum 2019: Protecting Financial Freedoms in the Digital

In this panel, recorded at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2019, I moderated what an attendee described as a lively discussion on the relationship between finances and freedom with Bitcoin author and educato ...

Peter Smith CEO of Blockchain on Its Dar ▶ Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, on Its Dark Pool, Crypto Lending Oper
Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, on Its Dark Pool, Crypto Lending Oper

Peter Smith, the CEO of Blockchain, discusses how the company got started, why the company is focused on users owning their own private keys and how that is what enables all the most interesting appli ...

Kin Sets Up 5 Million DefendCryptoorg to ▶ Kin Sets Up $5 Million DefendCrypto.org to Take on the SEC - Ep.121
Kin Sets Up $5 Million DefendCrypto.org to Take on the SEC - Ep.121

Ted Livingston, CEO of Kik and the founder of the Kin Foundation, and Patrick Gibbs, partner at Cooley, announce the formation of the $5 million DefendCrypto.org fund at Coinbase Custody to fight the ...

How to Trade on Crypto Exchanges Without ▶ How to Trade on Crypto Exchanges Without Fear of Hacks - Ep.120
How to Trade on Crypto Exchanges Without Fear of Hacks - Ep.120

Sharon Goldberg, CEO of Arwen and Boston University computer science professor, describes how the protocol enables people to trade on crypto exchanges without making their coins vulnerable to exchange ...

Paritys Jutta Steiner and Gavin Wood on ▶ Parity's Jutta Steiner and Gavin Wood on Polkadot, Substrate and the
Parity's Jutta Steiner and Gavin Wood on Polkadot, Substrate and the

Jutta Steiner, CEO of Parity, and Gavin Wood, who goes by the title chief white space officer, describe the network Parity plans to launch later this year, Polkadot, how it aims to solve scalability ...

How Tagomi Makes Large Crypto Trades Che ▶ How Tagomi Makes Large Crypto Trades Cheaper and More Efficient - Ep.
How Tagomi Makes Large Crypto Trades Cheaper and More Efficient - Ep.

Jennifer Campbell and Kevin Johnson, cofounder and COO, respectively, of Tagomi, describe how Tagomi helps institutional players make larger crypto trades more efficiently and at the best price possib ...

Want to Connect Blockchains Cosmos Has T ▶ Want to Connect Blockchains? Cosmos Has Tools for Coders - Ep.117
Want to Connect Blockchains? Cosmos Has Tools for Coders - Ep.117

Jae Kwon, founder and CEO of Tendermint and president of the Interchain Foundation, and Ethan Buchman, cofounder of Tendermint and Cosmos and technical director of the Interchain Foundation, discuss t ...

Charlie Lee on How Litecoin Can Be Truly ▶ Charlie Lee on How Litecoin Can Be Truly Successful - Ep.116
Charlie Lee on How Litecoin Can Be Truly Successful - Ep.116

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and aka SatoshiLite, discusses how he came to launch Litecoin, how the fair launch may have helped its success, why he didn't work on it for a stretch, and what ...

Why Beam Thinks Businesses Will Use Its ▶ Why Beam Thinks Businesses Will Use Its Cryptocurrency - Ep.115
Why Beam Thinks Businesses Will Use Its Cryptocurrency - Ep.115

Alexander Zaidelson, the CEO of Beam, a cryptocurrency being built on the MimbleWimble protocol, talks about how he came to start Beam, how it differs from Grin, another cryptocurrency being built on ...

Grin A More Private Lighter Bitcoin Ep11 ▶ Grin: A More Private, Lighter Bitcoin - Ep.114
Grin: A More Private, Lighter Bitcoin - Ep.114

Daniel Lehnberg and Michael Cordner, core team members of Grin, discuss the first implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol, named after a tongue-tying curse in Harry Potter. We discuss the many way ...

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Why Yo ▶ SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Why You Shouldn't Have to Be Rich t
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Why You Shouldn't Have to Be Rich t

In a fireside chat I moderated with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce held by the Blockchain Digital Asset Forum, in conjunction with the NYU Stern Executive MBA program, on March 26, 2019, she explained ...

Vitalik Buterin on Why Ethereum Maximali ▶ Vitalik Buterin on Why Ethereum Maximalism Is Emerging - Ep.112
Vitalik Buterin on Why Ethereum Maximalism Is Emerging - Ep.112

At the first Unchained Live, Vitalik explained why he thought it was inevitable Ethereum would lose some of its lead, when he would be upset if Ethereum were overtaken by a competitor, and whether t ...

MolochDAO Could This Decentralized Auton ▶ MolochDAO: Could This Decentralized Autonomous Organization Help Ethe
MolochDAO: Could This Decentralized Autonomous Organization Help Ethe

Ameen Soleimani, CEO of Spankchain, comes on the show to discuss his latest effort to fund Ethereum development through the decentralized autonomous organization MolochDAO. He describes how it works, ...

How Binance Could Become the First Decen ▶ How Binance Could Become the First Decentralized Autonomous Corporati
How Binance Could Become the First Decentralized Autonomous Corporati

Tushar Jain and Kyle Samani, managing partners of Multicoin Capital, discuss Binance, Binance Chain and BNB token, and why they believe Binance will become the first centralized company to successfull ...

Venue Announcement for Unchained Live ▶ Venue Announcement for Unchained Live
Venue Announcement for Unchained Live

Get your tickets now for Unchained Live with Vitalik Buterin!eventbrite.com/e/unchained-live-with-vitalik-buterin-tickets-56189456176 It will take placeMarch 20that 6pm at Columbia Journalism School i ...

How Melon Could Make Asset Management Ea ▶ How Melon Could Make Asset Management Easier - Ep.109
How Melon Could Make Asset Management Easier - Ep.109

Mona El-Isa, the cofounder and CEO of Melonport, explains how Melon, the asset management protocol which recently launched on Ethereum, makes launching a fund easier and less expensive, plus gives inv ...

How Blockchains Can Help Create Little D ▶ How Blockchains Can Help Create Little Democracies Everywhere - Ep.10
How Blockchains Can Help Create Little Democracies Everywhere - Ep.10

Glen Weyl, a political economist and social technologist, the coauthor of Radical Markets and a principal researcher at Microsoft, and Santiago Siri, the founder of Democracy Earth, discuss how blockc ...

Unchained Live With Vitalik Buterin ▶ Unchained Live With Vitalik Buterin
Unchained Live With Vitalik Buterin

In case you haven’t heard, I’m doing a live podcast recording with Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum. What is a live podcast recording? It's a podcast performed by me and the guest on a stage, ...

Why Future Perfect Ventures Did Not Inve ▶ Why Future Perfect Ventures Did Not Invest in ICOs - Ep.107
Why Future Perfect Ventures Did Not Invest in ICOs - Ep.107

Jalak Jobanputra, founder and managing partner of Future Perfect Ventures, talks about how, in 2014, her experience as an investment bank and VC, her global background, and her observation that new st ...

How Casa Makes It Harder for Someone to ▶ How Casa Makes It Harder for Someone to Steal Your Bitcoins - Ep.106
How Casa Makes It Harder for Someone to Steal Your Bitcoins - Ep.106

Jeremy Welch of personal key security system Casa describes the company's various services and products, including its $10,000-a-year premium service for HODLers of at least $500,000 worth of cryptocu ...

Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 2 How ▶ Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 2: How Dai Stayed at $1 While ETH C
Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 2: How Dai Stayed at $1 While ETH C

Rune Christensen, CEO and cofounder of MakerDAO, explains how multicollateral Dai will work, what happens if one type of collateral fails, and what happens when someone's collateralized debt position ...

Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 1 How ▶ Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 1: How to Keep a Crypto-Collaterali
Rune Christensen of MakerDAO Part 1: How to Keep a Crypto-Collaterali

Rune Christensen, CEO and cofounder of MakerDAO, explains the intricacies of the MakerDAO system, which includes the stablecoin Dai, which is pegged to $1, backed by collateral, and whose governance i ...

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss on Being th ▶ Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss on Being the 'Fastest Tortoise in the Ra
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss on Being the 'Fastest Tortoise in the Ra

Gemini's Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who serve as chief executive and president, respectively, discuss their new ad campaign -- what they mean when they say crypto needs rules, why they agree in cer ...

Asia Edition Mining a Crypto Yuan and th ▶ Asia Edition: Mining, a Crypto Yuan and the Two Main Reasons the Chin
Asia Edition: Mining, a Crypto Yuan and the Two Main Reasons the Chin

In this wide-ranging episode, Eric Meltzer and Dovey Wan of Primitive Ventures describe how Asia is weathering the crypto downturn: how have the low prices affected miners, how has this affected Bitma ...

Ledger on How Consumers and Institutions ▶ Ledger on How Consumers and Institutions Should Be Safeguarding Their
Ledger on How Consumers and Institutions Should Be Safeguarding Their

Eric Larcheveque, cofounder and CEO of Ledger, and Demetrios Skalkotos, global head of Ledger Vault, describe the company's three main offerings: its hardware wallets, the new software-as-a-service pr ...

100th Episode Past Guests and Listeners ▶ 100th Episode: Past Guests and Listeners Take Over the Show - Ep.100
100th Episode: Past Guests and Listeners Take Over the Show - Ep.100

To celebrate the 100th episode of Unchained, I talk a little about what this podcast means to me and thank everyone who's helped me with it. Then I let past guests and listeners take it away with thei ...

RERUN Xapos Wences Casares on How Bitcoi ▶ RERUN: Xapo's Wences Casares on How Bitcoin Makes a Fairer World - Ep
RERUN: Xapo's Wences Casares on How Bitcoin Makes a Fairer World - Ep

Growing up in Argentina, Wences Casares saw his family lose all their money three times due to actions by the government. The so-called patient zero of Bitcoin in Silicon Valley explains why he beli ...

Mike Novogratz on Why Bitcoin a Big FU t ▶ Mike Novogratz on Why Bitcoin, a Big FU to the System, Needs Institut
Mike Novogratz on Why Bitcoin, a Big FU to the System, Needs Institut

Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings, describes the company's services and products, why it's launching a credit offering, and why he pivoted from his original intention to launc ...

How Crypto and Blockchain Technology Cou ▶ How Crypto and Blockchain Technology Could Change Financial Services
How Crypto and Blockchain Technology Could Change Financial Services

This is a special episode of Unchained from the CME Global Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida. There, I spoke with Arthur Hayes, CoFounder and CEO of Bitmex, Dan O’Prey, chief marketing officer ...

Coinbases Listing Process Why Its Adding ▶ Coinbase's Listing Process: Why It's Adding Many More Coins and How I
Coinbase's Listing Process: Why It's Adding Many More Coins and How I

Coinbase has departed from its conservative roots and begun adding many more coins. Dan Romero, vice president of Coinbase, explains how its listing process works, how it tries to prevent insider trad ...

Ari Paul on Why Bitcoin Is a Good Value ▶ Ari Paul on Why Bitcoin Is a Good Value Buy Today - Ep.95
Ari Paul on Why Bitcoin Is a Good Value Buy Today - Ep.95

Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower Capital, explains why he likes how short-term trades concentrate risk in investment, why, no matter what, he thinks Bitcoin is a good-value buy today, and how big univers ...

How Donating Crypto Can Help You Save on ▶ How Donating Crypto Can Help You Save on Taxes - Ep.94
How Donating Crypto Can Help You Save on Taxes - Ep.94

Connie Gallippi, the founder and executive director for BitGive, and Joe Waltman, the executive director of GiveCrypto.org, discuss charitable giving in crypto -- what problems in philanthropy it solv ...

Moneros Riccardo Spagni aka Fluffypony o ▶ Monero's Riccardo Spagni, aka Fluffypony, on How He Feels About Moner
Monero's Riccardo Spagni, aka Fluffypony, on How He Feels About Moner

Riccardo Spagni, the lead maintainer for Monero, describes the four pillars of Monero's privacy, makes the case for why it would still be valuable even if BItcoin were to adopt privacy, and explains t ...

CoinFunds Jake Brukhman and Multicoins T ▶ CoinFund's Jake Brukhman and Multicoin's Tushar Jain on Generalized M
CoinFund's Jake Brukhman and Multicoin's Tushar Jain on Generalized M

Jake Brukhman of CoinFund and Tushar Jain of Multicoin Capital discuss a new trend among crypto funds: generalized mining, also called mining 2.0, in which investors participate in the networks in ord ...

Down 94 Since Winter What Has Happened t ▶ Down 94% Since Winter, What Has Happened to ICOs? - Ep.91
Down 94% Since Winter, What Has Happened to ICOs? - Ep.91

After the ICO craze of 2017, such offerings have raised extremely little so far this fall, with total sales in October down 94% since February, according to Token Data. Why? And where to next? Andy Br ...

Reflections on the 10 Year Anniversary o ▶ Reflections on the 10-Year Anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper - E
Reflections on the 10-Year Anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper - E

For this episode on the eve of the Bitcoin white paper's 10-year anniversary, Nathaniel Popper and Paul Vigna, reporters who cover Bitcoin and crypto for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal ...

Numerais Richard Craib on How to Crowdso ▶ Numerai's Richard Craib on How to Crowdsource Good Predictions - Ep.8
Numerai's Richard Craib on How to Crowdsource Good Predictions - Ep.8

While many companies like to use buzzwords like crypto, blockchain, AI and encryption, Numerai actually combines all these technologies in a novel way. Founder Richard Craib discusses how his hedge fu ...

Listener Mail Laura Answers Your Questio ▶ Listener Mail: Laura Answers Your Questions on the Markets, Velocity,
Listener Mail: Laura Answers Your Questions on the Markets, Velocity,

This week, because I was busy with my TEDx talk and my book, I decided to do an episode in which I answer your questions. Thank you to everyone who submitted one, and I'm so sorry I didn't get to all ...

Barry Silbert on What Wall Street Says P ▶ Barry Silbert on What Wall Street Says Privately About Crypto Vs. Wha
Barry Silbert on What Wall Street Says Privately About Crypto Vs. Wha

Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, which has invested in 130 crypto ventures worldwide, describes his company, its strategy for investing in the crypto space, and how his perspe ...

How dYdX Allows You to Take a Short Posi ▶ How dYdX Allows You to Take a Short Position in One Token - Ep.86
How dYdX Allows You to Take a Short Position in One Token - Ep.86

Antonio Juliano, founder of dYdX, explains how this protocol for derivatives will enable you to take a short position in a single token, why they are starting with protocols shorting and margin lendin ...

The Oslo Freedom Forum in New York Why D ▶ The Oslo Freedom Forum in New York: Why Decentralization Matters - Ep
The Oslo Freedom Forum in New York: Why Decentralization Matters - Ep

In this fascinating and compelling panel on Why Decentralization Matters at the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York, I spoke with Alejandro Machado, a researcher at Zcash; Amber Baldet, founder and CEO of ...

How Binance Became the Most Popular Cryp ▶ How Binance Became the Most Popular Crypto Exchange in 5 Months - Ep.
How Binance Became the Most Popular Crypto Exchange in 5 Months - Ep.

In this fast-paced and exhilarating conversation, Changpeng Zhao, aka CZ, tells the pivotal business decisions that led users to flock to the brand-new Binance in the summer and fall of 2017, catapu ...

Singularity University Global Summit How ▶ Singularity University Global Summit: How Do We Get Consumer Adoption
Singularity University Global Summit: How Do We Get Consumer Adoption

This is a recording of the full blockchain block of the Singularity University Global Summit in late August. It features a talk by me on the power of decentralization, Abra CEO Bill Barhydt on the e ...

How Youll Earn Interest on Your Crypto W ▶ How You'll Earn Interest on Your Crypto With Compound - Ep.82
How You'll Earn Interest on Your Crypto With Compound - Ep.82

Robert Leshner, founder of Compound, describes how its protocol will enable people to earn interest on crypto assets, and why he thinks this will be crucial to crypto becoming mainstream. He also desc ...

Tuur Demeester on Why Hes a Bitcoin Maxi ▶ Tuur Demeester on Why He's a Bitcoin Maximalist and Bearish on Ethere
Tuur Demeester on Why He's a Bitcoin Maximalist and Bearish on Ethere

Founder and CEO of Adamant Capital Tuur Demeester explains what factors he considers when valuing crypto assets, why this has led him to become a Bitcoin maximalist, and why he doesn't think Ethereum ...

Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the ▶ Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the Sh*tcoin Waterfall - Ep.74
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the Sh*tcoin Waterfall - Ep.74

In this hilarious skeptics' episode, Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of CoinShares, and Jill Carlson, an independent consultant, explain why they think crypto needs fewer moral arguments and m ...

Nadav Hollander on How Dharma Could Crea ▶ Nadav Hollander on How Dharma Could Create New Forms of Debt - Ep.80
Nadav Hollander on How Dharma Could Create New Forms of Debt - Ep.80

Nadav, founder of Dharma protocol, explains how it enables the borrowing and lending of crypto assets, what would happen in the case of default, and why it would make sense to do it in a decentralized ...

Joey Krug on How Augur Is Like Any Other ▶ Joey Krug on How Augur Is Like Any Other Tool - Ep.79
Joey Krug on How Augur Is Like Any Other Tool - Ep.79

Joey Krug, cofounder if Augur and co-chief investment officer at Pantera Capital, talks about what Augur is and is not, why it’s difficult to create new financial markets today and whether or not Augu ...

Dfinitys Dominic Williams on How Its Blo ▶ Dfinity's Dominic Williams on How Its Blockchain Nervous System Is No
Dfinity's Dominic Williams on How Its Blockchain Nervous System Is No

Dfinity's Dominic Williams talks about how Dfinity is an internet computer that can host our software and data, instead of it being held by centralized services. He describes the consensus algorithm, ...

Harbor and TrustToken on Why They Dont M ▶ Harbor and TrustToken on Why They Don't Mind Being Unsexy - Ep.77
Harbor and TrustToken on Why They Don't Mind Being Unsexy - Ep.77

Josh Stein, CEO of Harbor, and Danny An, cofounder and CEO of TrustToken, talk about security tokens and tokens backed by real-world assets, often called an unsexy area of crypto. They explain the str ...

Live From Distributed Amber Baldet Matth ▶ Live From Distributed: Amber Baldet, Matthew Roszak and Lily Liu on '
Live From Distributed: Amber Baldet, Matthew Roszak and Lily Liu on '

In July in San Francisco, I moderated a panel at Distributed 2018: Unlocking the Global Power of Decentralized Business. The title of our discussion was Innovate or Reinvent? and the panelists wer ...

What Makes a CryptoKitty Worth 140000 Ep ▶ What Makes a CryptoKitty Worth $140,000? - Ep.75
What Makes a CryptoKitty Worth $140,000? - Ep.75

Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties, and Benny Giang, Dapper Labs’ head of Asia, describe how employees at venture studio AxiomZen came up with the idea for CryptoK ...

Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the ▶ Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the Shitcoin Waterfall - Ep.74
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the Shitcoin Waterfall - Ep.74

In this hilarious skeptics' episode, Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of CoinShares, and Jill Carlson, an independent consultant, explain why they think crypto needs fewer moral arguments and m ...

Kathleen Breitman and Ryan Jesperson of ▶ Kathleen Breitman and Ryan Jesperson of Tezos on Why Tezos Wouldn't D
Kathleen Breitman and Ryan Jesperson of Tezos on Why Tezos Wouldn't D

Kathleen Breitman, CEO of Dynamic Ledger Solutions, behind the Tezos protocol, and Ryan Jesperson, president of the foundation, discuss the Tezos initial coin offering, which was the largest ICO at th ...

How Widespread Is Money Laundering in Cr ▶ How Widespread Is Money Laundering in Crypto? - Ep.72
How Widespread Is Money Laundering in Crypto? - Ep.72

Yaya Fanusie, director of analysis at the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Tom Robinson, chief data officer and cofounder of blockchain analyti ...

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Circle's Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville on Why Crypto Will Be Bigger

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Circle's Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville on Why Crypto Will Be Bigger

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Chris Dixon on How Trust Is the Best Lego Block - Ep.70

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Jimmy Song on Why Bitcoin Will Be the Winning Cryptocurrency - Ep.69

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Live From the World Economic Forum Industry Strategy Meeting: Breakin

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Why ASICs May Be Better Than GPUs Even if They Tend Toward Mining Cen

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Live From Consensus: What the Media Really Thinks About Crypto - Ep.6

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Placeholder's Joel Monegro on the Fat Protocols Thesis Today - Ep.65

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From the Oslo Freedom Forum: Blockchain vs. the Surveillance State -

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Arthur Hayes of Bitmex on Why Countries Will Turn to Digital Cash - E

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How Chainalysis Helps Solve Crimes: Jonathan Levin Tells All - Ep.62

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Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken, on Drawing a Line With Regulators - Ep.6

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Live From Ethereal: Eep! How Should Ethereum Be Governed? - Ep.60

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Aya Miyaguchi, of the Ethereum Foundation, on Who Makes the Final Cal

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Ripple's XRP: Why Its Chances of Success Are Low - Ep.58

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How Institutional Investors Can Do Due Diligence in the Crypto Space

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Multicoin on the 1 Thing Crypto Teams Miss in Their Quests for Succes

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Paul Walsh of MetaCert on How Not to Get Scammed Out of Your Crypto

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Trends in Crypto: Marco Santori, Michael Sonnenshein and Barbara Minu

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The Chamber of Digital Commerce's Perianne Boring and Amy Kim on Why

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Live From Inforum at the Commonwealth Club: Blockchain and Cryptocurr

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Bitfury on the Ways It Collaborates With Governments and Why It's Par

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All Things Cryptoeconomics, Pt. 1, With Olaf Carlson-Wee and Ryan Zur

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Unconfirmed - Ep.008 - Arianna Simpson of Autonomous Partners on Priv

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Mike Belshe on What BitGo's Kingdom Trust Acquisition Means for Crypt

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Live from SXSW: Michael Casey and Paul Vigna, Co-Authors of The Truth

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Unconfirmed: Caitlin Long on How 'Utility Tokens' Are Now Legal In Wy

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SXSW Episode: Amber Baldet, Blockchain Program Lead at JPMorgan, on t

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Unconfirmed: SXSW Episode: Former DOJ Prosecutor Kathryn Haun on What

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Unconfirmed: Spencer Bogart on Bitcoin's Maturation and the SEC Overh

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Unconfirmed - Ep.003 - The Gender Imbalance in Crypto: Jalak Jobanput

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Why It's so Hard to Keep Stablecoins Stable

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Introducing Unconfirmed - Brian Kelly on Token-Curated Registries, Ro

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MyCrypto's Taylor Monahan on Why She's Not a Fan of ICOs

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Go Check Out My New Podcast, Unconfirmed!

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Shapeshift's Erik Voorhees on How Crypto Will Separate Money and Stat

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Xapo's Wences Casares on How Bitcoin Makes a Fairer World

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The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Users Aghast

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Crypto 101: Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bloc

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How Crypto And Blockchain Technology Should Be Regulated

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Naval Ravikant On How Crypto Is Squeezing VCs, Hindering Regulators A

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What Bitcoin's History Says About Its Future

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What Will Happen At The Time Of The Bitcoin Hard Fork?

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How To Explain Cryptocurrencies And Blockchains To The Average Person

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From Blockchains To Mooncakes: Two Chinese Crypto Founders On The ICO

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Blockstack On Getting Independence From Google, Facebook And Amazon

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The High-Speed World Of ICOs: Smith and Crown Discuss Cryptoeconomics

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How Bitcoin Solved This Serial Entrepreneur's Problems

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Why November Will Be The Real Test For Bitcoin

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Listener Qs: Laura On Ponzi Schemes, Bubbles, Greed And More

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'Bitcoin Oracle' Vinny Lingham On Why Bitcoin Is Overpriced

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ICOs: Why People Are Investing In This $380 Million Phenomenon

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IBM's Jerry Cuomo On Everything From Blockchain Security To Hyperledg

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Why Bitcoin May Split In Two And How To Prevent It

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Why Nasdaq Is Even More Optimistic About Blockchain Than It Was 3 Yea

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With Deadline Looming, Will The SEC Approve A Bitcoin ETF?

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Is The IRS Justified In Demanding Information On Millions Of Bitcoin

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Why Tyler And Cameron Winklevoss Fell In Love With Bitcoin

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Blockchain 101 With Andreas Antonopoulos: How Bitcoin Makes Each Of U

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Chain's Adam Ludwin On Who Is Best Poised To Benefit From Blockchain

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Want to Diversify Your Portfolio? Try Bitcoin, Say ARK's Chris Burnis

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Bloq's Matt Roszak on Necker Island: Connecting Multiple Blockchains,

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BitPesa's Elizabeth Rossiello on Necker Island

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Chris Dixon on How Trust Is the Best Lego Block - Ep.70

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Jimmy Song on Why Bitcoin Will Be the Winning Cryptocurrency - Ep.69

In an episode of strong positions, Blockchain Capital partner and Bitcoin educator Jimmy Song explains why private blockchains will never work, why smart contracts will never work, and why Bitcoin wil ...

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Live From the World Economic Forum: Breaking the Blockchain Hype - Ep

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Why ASICs May Be Better Than GPUs Even if They Tend Toward Mining Cen

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Live From Consensus: What the Media Really Thinks About Crypto - Ep.6

This is a recording of a panel discussion I participated in with a couple other reporters and crypto PR people at Consensus. (It was at the same time as Jack's talk, so it's totally understandable if ...

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Placeholder's Joel Monegro on the Fat Protocols Thesis Today - Ep.65

Joel Monegro, partner at crypto VC firm Placeholder Ventures, describes how well his seminal blog post, Fat Protocols, is holding up, why he and his partner Chris Burniske opted to found a crypto VC ...

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From the Oslo Freedom Forum: Blockchain vs. the Surveillance State -

This recording is of Blockchain vs. the Surveillance State, a series of talks and a panel from the Oslo Freedom Forum put on by the Human Rights Foundation. In this session, hear presentations from Ry ...

Arthur Hayes of Bitmex on Why Countries ▶ Arthur Hayes of Bitmex on Why Countries Will Turn to Digital Cash - E
Arthur Hayes of Bitmex on Why Countries Will Turn to Digital Cash - E

Arthur Hayes, CEO of Bitmex, describes how traders on his platform can make great gains but experience limited losses, how Asia's crypto markets differ from those in the U.S., and why he makes money w ...

How Chainalysis Helps Solve Crimes Jonat ▶ How Chainalysis Helps Solve Crimes: Jonathan Levin Tells All - Ep.62
How Chainalysis Helps Solve Crimes: Jonathan Levin Tells All - Ep.62

Jonathan Levin, cofounder and chief operating officer for blockchain analytics company Chainalysis, describes how the company was born out of questions he had while a grad student, how they began mapp ...

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Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken, on Drawing a Line With Regulators - Ep.6

Jesse Powell, CEO of crypto asset exchange Kraken, explains why he publicly rejected then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's request for information from crypto exchanges, why he felt it was a publi ...

Live From Ethereal Eep How Should Ethere ▶ Live From Ethereal: Eep! How Should Ethereum Be Governed? - Ep.60
Live From Ethereal: Eep! How Should Ethereum Be Governed? - Ep.60

This recording of a panel I moderated at Ethereal with Ethereum researcher Vlad Zamfir and GovernX founder Nick Dodson covered the topic that it seems everyone in crypto is discussing these days: gove ...

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Aya Miyaguchi, of the Ethereum Foundation, on Who Makes the Final Cal

The newly appointed head of the Ethereum Foundation, Aya Miyaguchi, talks about her background as a teacher, at Kraken, helping the Mt. Gox trustee unwind that mess, and the closed process by which sh ...

Ripples XRP Why Its Chances of Success A ▶ Ripple's XRP: Why Its Chances of Success Are Low - Ep.58
Ripple's XRP: Why Its Chances of Success Are Low - Ep.58

In this show, recorded without the participation of Ripple (explanation included in the show), Ryan Selkis, CEO and founder of Messari and Matt Leising, Bloomberg reporter, discuss Ripple's XRP, the t ...

How Institutional Investors Can Do Due D ▶ How Institutional Investors Can Do Due Diligence in the Crypto Space
How Institutional Investors Can Do Due Diligence in the Crypto Space

Here is the second special episode from the Time Summit, a Bridge Alternatives event, on how institutional investors can do operational due diligence. Suna Said, founder and CEO of family office Nima ...

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What Will Make Institutional Players Comfortable Entering Crypto? - E

This talk is from a panel I led on infrastructure in the crypto space at the Time Summit, by Bridge Alternatives, featuring Kayvon Pirestani of director of institutional sales at GDAX, Tim McCourt, CM ...

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Multicoin on the 1 Thing Crypto Teams Miss in Their Quests for Succes

Kyle Samani and Tushar Jain, cofounders of Multicoin Capital, dive deeply into their sometimes controversial and unpopular opinions on how the crypto revolution will play out. They describe why they d ...

Paul Walsh of Metacert on How Not to Get ▶ Paul Walsh of Metacert on How Not to Get Scammed Out of Your Crypto
Paul Walsh of Metacert on How Not to Get Scammed Out of Your Crypto

Paul Walsh had long ago predicted that internet scams would migrate from email to private messaging platforms, but it wasn't until crypto mania took off that his thesis was proved right -- in a big wa ...

Trends in Crypto Marco Santori Michael S ▶ Trends in Crypto: Marco Santori, Michael Sonnenshein and Barbara Minu
Trends in Crypto: Marco Santori, Michael Sonnenshein and Barbara Minu

In this live recording of a panel discussion at the CoinAlts Fund Symposium, Marco Santori, president and chief legal officer of Blockchain, managing director at Grayscale Investments, and Barbara Min ...

The Chamber of Digital Commerces Periann ▶ The Chamber of Digital Commerce's Perianne Boring and Amy Kim on Why
The Chamber of Digital Commerce's Perianne Boring and Amy Kim on Why

If U.S. crypto regulation seems incredibly convoluted, this is the episode for you. Perianne Boring, the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and its global policy director and ge ...

Live From Inforum at the Commonwealth Cl ▶ Live From Inforum at the Commonwealth Club: Blockchain and Cryptocurr
Live From Inforum at the Commonwealth Club: Blockchain and Cryptocurr

Through Inforum at the Commonwealth Club, I recently moderated a sold-out discussion on the basics of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. My guest was Kathryn Haun, a former federal prosecutor w ...

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Bitfury on the Ways It Collaborates With Governments and Why It's Par

Valery Vavilov and George Kikvadze of Bitcoin mining and blockchain software company Bitfury discuss why the firm has partnered with the publicly traded Hut 8, how it plans to branch out into mining o ...

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All Things Cryptoeconomics, Pt. 1, With Olaf Carlson-Wee and Ryan Zur

In an intermittent series on cryptoeconomics, Olaf Carlson-Wee and Ryan Zurrer of crypto hedge fund Polychain Capital describe what cryptoeconomics is, what goals it typically helps networks accomplis ...

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Zcash's Zooko Wilcox on Why He Believes Privacy Coins Will Be Used Mo

Zooko Wilcox, the founder and CEO of the Zcash company, explains why he wanted to create the privacy coin Zcash, why he believes privacy is essential to decentralization, and how encryption is the way ...

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Unconfirmed - Ep.008 - Arianna Simpson of Autonomous Partners on Priv

Arianna Simpson, managing partner of investment firm Autonomous Partners, discusses this week's news that Cambridge Analytica had used data from Facebook to perhaps manipulate the 2016 election and wh ...

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Mike Belshe on What BitGo's Kingdom Trust Acquisition Means for Crypt

Mike Belshe, the founder and CEO of BitGo, talks about one of the biggest problems facing crypto today: security. We discuss some of the ways BitGo has resolved this issue, whether that still leads to ...

Live from SXSW Michael Casey and Paul Vi ▶ Live from SXSW: Michael Casey and Paul Vigna, Co-Authors of The Truth
Live from SXSW: Michael Casey and Paul Vigna, Co-Authors of The Truth

At the Founders Organization's Initial Taco Offering, an unofficial SXSW event, the co-authors of the recently released Truth Machine, talked about a wide range of regulatory issues from what the SEC ...

Unconfirmed Caitlin Long on How Utility ▶ Unconfirmed: Caitlin Long on How 'Utility Tokens' Are Now Legal In Wy
Unconfirmed: Caitlin Long on How 'Utility Tokens' Are Now Legal In Wy

Wyoming now has five blockchain-specific laws. Caitlin Long, cofounder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, describes what these laws are, what they mean, and how our least populous state became a cry ...

Unconfirmed SXSW Episode Former DOJ Pros ▶ Unconfirmed: SXSW Episode: Former DOJ Prosecutor Kathryn Haun on What
Unconfirmed: SXSW Episode: Former DOJ Prosecutor Kathryn Haun on What

Amber Baldet, JPMorgan Chase blockchain program lead, talks about what she was discussing at SXSW with Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf and what themes she heard at the Ethereum Communi ...

Unconfirmed SXSW Episode Former DOJ Pros ▶ Unconfirmed: SXSW Episode: Former DOJ Prosecutor Kathryn Haun on What
Unconfirmed: SXSW Episode: Former DOJ Prosecutor Kathryn Haun on What

As a former government official, current board member of Coinbase and professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Kathryn Haun has a unique and varied view of the crypto space. S ...

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The Skeptics' Episode: Preston Byrne and Angela Walch on What the Ind

Preston Byrne, an independent consultant and English lawyer, and Angela Walch, an associate professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law who focuses on blockchain technology, both explain their cr ...

Unconfirmed Spencer Bogart on Bitcoins M ▶ Unconfirmed: Spencer Bogart on Bitcoin's Maturation and the SEC Overh
Unconfirmed: Spencer Bogart on Bitcoin's Maturation and the SEC Overh

Spencer Bogart, partner at Blockchain Capital, discusses why he think Bitcoin's growing pains are a sign of success, how the SEC regulatory gloom could affect the development of crypto and how a liqui ...

Will Warren of 0x on Why Decentralized E ▶ Will Warren of 0x on Why Decentralized Exchanges Are the Future
Will Warren of 0x on Why Decentralized Exchanges Are the Future

Will Warren, cofounder of decentralized exchange protocol 0x, was working on building tokenized derivatives for Ethereum when he and his cofounder realized there would be no place to trade them. They ...

Unconfirmed Ep003 The Gender Imbalance i ▶ Unconfirmed - Ep.003 - The Gender Imbalance in Crypto: Jalak Jobanput
Unconfirmed - Ep.003 - The Gender Imbalance in Crypto: Jalak Jobanput

Future Perfect Ventures' founder and managing partner Jalak Jobanputra and I discuss the New York Times article earlier this week about how few women there are in crypto. We discuss some of the surpri ...

Why Its so Hard to Keep Stablecoins Stab ▶ Why It's so Hard to Keep Stablecoins Stable
Why It's so Hard to Keep Stablecoins Stable

Rune Christensen of MakerDAO and Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life and High Fidelity, discuss why stablecoins are called crypto's holy grail, why they may be what's necessary for mainstream adop ...

Introducing Unconfirmed Brian Kelly on T ▶ Introducing Unconfirmed - Brian Kelly on Token-Curated Registries, Ro
Introducing Unconfirmed - Brian Kelly on Token-Curated Registries, Ro

Subscribe to my new show, Unconfirmed! Here's a sample: Brian Kelly of BKCM talks about token-curated registries, such as the proposal for Messari, by Ryan Selkis, formerly of Digital Currency Group a ...

MyCryptos Taylor Monahan on Why Shes Not ▶ MyCrypto's Taylor Monahan on Why She's Not a Fan of ICOs
MyCrypto's Taylor Monahan on Why She's Not a Fan of ICOs

The cofounder of MyEtherWallet and CEO of newly launched MyCrypto walks us through the nuts and bolts of how MyCrypto works, how it differs from a company like Coinbase, why the keys you get from the ...

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Unconfirmed's First Episode: Olaf Carlson-Wee of Polychain Capital on

Check out the first episode of Unconfirmed, in which Olaf Carlson-Wee, CEO and founder of Polychain Capital, discusses why an issue facing the Ethereum community right now has him thinking about on-ch ...

Go Check Out My New Podcast Unconfirmed ▶ Go Check Out My New Podcast, Unconfirmed!
Go Check Out My New Podcast, Unconfirmed!

Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto drops today! The first guest is Olaf Carlson-Wee, CEO and founder of crypto hedge fund Polychain Capital. We discuss the week's news and ...

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Shapeshift's Erik Voorhees on How Crypto Will Separate Money and Stat

Erik Voorhees says the greatest scam perpetrated on mankind is currency debasement -- and that crypto will change all that. In this wide-ranging interview, the CEO of crypto-to-crypto exchange Shapesh ...

Xapos Wences Casares on How Bitcoin Make ▶ Xapo's Wences Casares on How Bitcoin Makes a Fairer World
Xapo's Wences Casares on How Bitcoin Makes a Fairer World

Growing up in Argentina, Wences Casares saw his family lose all their money three times due to actions by the government. The so-called patient zero of Bitcoin in Silicon Valley explains why he beli ...

The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Users Agh ▶ The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Users Aghast
The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Users Aghast

Tax attorney Tyson Cross and CPA Jason Tyra discuss all things crypto and taxes, including what types of crypto transactions are taxable events, how you'll be taxed on hard forks -- relevant for those ...