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The Blockchain.com Podcast

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The official podcast of Blockchain.com, bringing you some of the greatest conversations in cryptocurrency. Hosted by Dr. Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 55: How Gibraltar is Championing Crypto with Albert Isola MP

January 25th, 2022

42:01

While some countries and jurisdictions are restricting cryptocurrency use, British Overseas Territory Gibraltar has been praised as one of the more …

Episode 54: Exploring DAOs with Index Coop

January 19th, 2022

39:49

In this episode, we spoke with Simon Judd of DAO Index Coop. We explore what exactly is a DAO, what some of the key benefits this organizational structure offers, and the work of Index Coop - a Blockchain Ventures …

Episode 53: Circle's Jeremy Allaire on USDC and the Future of Stablecoins

January 11th, 2022

50:00

As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Circle, Jeremy Allaire.

Circle is a financial tech firm that enables businesses to seamlessly utilize stablecoins and …

Episode 52: Crypto Journalism with Laura Shin

January 4th, 2022

41:56

In this episode, we spoke with Laura Shin, crypto-journalist and host of Unchained.

To celebrate Laura’s forthcoming book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze

Episode 51: Navigating Crypto Twitter with Natalie Brunell

December 28th, 2021

41:49

In this episode, we spoke with former broadcast journalist and host of Coin Stories podcast Natalie Brunnell.

We cover the role of social media in …

Crypto Basics: 10 of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about Crypto

December 17th, 2021

53:46

Getting to grips with the fundamentals of cryptocurrency can be tricky. To help you on your journey, Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary and Head of Research Dr. Garrick Hileman answer 10 of the most commonly asked …

Episode 50: CEO of BitGo Mike Belshe on Crypto Security

December 14th, 2021

54:06

In this episode, we spoke with Mike Belshe, CEO of one of the oldest crypto custodial firms who have played a huge role in attracting institutional …

Episode 49: Blockchain.com’s CSO and Head of Markets Charlie McGarraugh

December 7th, 2021

37:11

As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Blockchain.com’s CSO and Head of Markets Charlie McGarraugh. Charlie has previously …

Episode 48: The Journey of NFT Artist pplpleasr

November 23rd, 2021

45:43

From recreating Pokemon cards in elementary school to selling some of the most widely celebrated NFTs (non-fungible tokens), we spoke with artist …

Episode 47: Justin Rice on the Stellar network

November 16th, 2021

47:16

In this episode, we spoke with Justin Rice the VP of Ecosystem at Stellar about why Ukraine is trailing their central bank digital currencies on the Stellar network and their recent partnership with cross-border …

Episode 46: Nic Cary on ‘The Next Era of Cryptocurrency’ at Web Summit 2021

November 12th, 2021

23:58

In this bonus episode, listen to Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary’s conversation at Web Summit 2021 on ‘The Next Era of Cryptocurrency’ with Robert Hackett, Senior Writer and Tech Editor at Fortune.

This episode …

Episode 45: Fireside Chat with Dr. Markus Franke, Co-creator of Celo

November 9th, 2021

45:54

As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Dr. Markus Franke Co-creator of the layer 1 platform and stablecoin Celo. In this episode, we dive into the critical questions around the design of …

Episode 44: How Mastercard is approaching the world of crypto

November 2nd, 2021

47:02

Mastercard recently announced support of crypto assets and stablecoin use on their global payment network. In this episode, we spoke with Jesse …

Episode 43: The A-Z of NFTs: Guest Episode by Penrose Partners

October 28th, 2021

1:18:12

In this guest episode, G Clay Miller and Jessie Niles of Penrose Partners talk through a recent presentation about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). With large-scale adoption well on its way and organizations such as The …

Episode 42: Flipping the script with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Blockchain.com's Peter Smith

October 19th, 2021

42:01

Following on from CEO Peter Smith’s appearance on The Scoop with Frank Chaparro, we invited Frank into the hot seat.

In the fast-moving world of …

Episode 41: ‘Code as speech’ - Bernstein vs. The Department of Justice with Cindy Cohn

October 16th, 2021

54:12

Regulatory scrutiny will always be part of the bargain when it comes to the mass adoption of cryptocurrency. To talk about some of the current policy …

Episode 40: Blockchain.com CEO Peter Smith and Evgeny Gaevoy, Wintermute

October 12th, 2021

39:53

In this bonus episode, Blockchain.com CEO Peter Smith speaks with Evgeny Gaevoy, CEO of the crypto market maker Wintermute.

Evgeny discusses what exactly market makers are, and the importance of focusing on one thing - …

Episode 39: In Conversation with Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos

October 6th, 2021

45:14

In this month’s Market Outlook event we discussed market trends, as well as the rise of the “Alt Layer 1 trade”. We were also joined by Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder of the decentralized proof of stake blockchain …

Episode 38: Crypto for a Cause - The Giving Block

September 28th, 2021

46:54

In this episode, we spoke with Pat Duffy Co-Founder of The Giving Block on the critical role of gifting cryptocurrency.

While major charities such as …

Episode 37: The position of Bitcoin — from El Salvador to the Taproot protocol

September 21st, 2021

1:08:14

In this episode, we spoke with past Blockchain.com employee and Bitcoin Core Developer,
Sjors Provoost.

Sjors covered exactly what a “bitcoin core developer” means, the controversy surrounding El Salvador’s Bitcoin …

Episode 36: The quest for reliable information with Mike Elias

September 14th, 2021

53:09

On today's episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research Garrick Hileman sat down with Mike Elias, the founder of IdeaMarket.

IdeaMarket is a blockchain marketplace that allows users to “list” influencers …

Episode 35: Decentralizing ShapeShift with Erik Voorhees

September 2nd, 2021

35:00

Blockchain.com's monthly discussion about the crypto market. During the call we’ll cover asset price movements, potential key drivers, developments in the news, and updates from Blockchain.com.  

This month, we were …

Episode 34: Peter Mauric on the Polkadot network

August 6th, 2021

46:47

This month's Market Outlook event, we were joined by Peter Mauric, Head of Public Affairs at Parity, the team focused on building the technology for …

Episode 33: Ben Rhodes on China and Crypto

July 29th, 2021

57:18

On today's episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our VP of Marketing, Jason Karsh, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sit down with Ben Rhodes, advisor and speech writer for former US President Barrack Obama. He is …

Episode 32: A look at stablecoins and PAX with Mike Dudas

July 19th, 2021

37:09

On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman welcomes Mike Dudas, former CEO and founder of The Block and current Head of Stablecoin Business Development at Paxos. The Paxos US …

Episode 31: UK Founders Panel with Itamar Lesuisse of Argent and Tom Robinson of Elliptic

July 14th, 2021

31:59

This month's Market Outlook event, we hosted a UK Founders Panel and were joined by Tom Robinson, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Elliptic, and Itamar Lesuisse, Co-Founder and CEO of Argent.

Our VP of Finance, Jason …

Episode 30: Bitcoin vs. the Real Digital Gold

June 24th, 2021

24:13

On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, we're joined by Charlie McGarraugh, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Markets here at …

Episode 29: Niall Ferguson on the COVID pandemic, inflation and crypto.

June 15th, 2021

40:12

On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast our CEO, Peter Smith, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, host Niall Ferguson. Niall is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution and the author of 16 …

Episode 28: Building DeFi on the Bitcoin Network with Muneeb Ali

June 8th, 2021

46:48

This month's Market Outlook event, we were joined by Muneeb Ali, Stacks Founder and CEO of Hiro. 

Our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, and …

Episode 27: Is the crypto bull market still intact?

May 28th, 2021

14:38

On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, Garrick Hileman - visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Head of Research at …

Episode 26: Navigating crypto taxes pt 3 with Austin Woodward

May 17th, 2021

34:33

Crypto taxes are gaining attention, and not just because assets like bitcoin and ethereum continue to make new all-time highs. Policymakers around …

Episode 25: Navigating crypto taxes pt 2 with Shehan Chandrasekera

May 10th, 2021

35:30

Crypto taxes are gaining attention, and not just because assets like bitcoin and ethereum continue to make new all-time highs. Policymakers around …

Episode 24: Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) with Aaron Wright

May 5th, 2021

45:11

During this month's Market Outlook, we were joined by Aaron Wright, Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School and co-founder of OpenLaw.

Our …

Episode 23: Bitcoin's energy consumption with Sergii Gerasymovych

April 27th, 2021

45:53

On today's episode, our Head of Research Garrick Hileman sits down with Sergii Gerasymovych to discuss bitcoin's energy consumption. One of the most common topics of scrutiny surrounding bitcoin and crypto assets is …

Episode 22: Crypto-Wall Street Convergence

April 21st, 2021

10:18

For today's episode, Blockchain.com's Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, reads his article titled "Crypto-Wall Street Convergence". It was first …

Episode 21: Wall Street takes on crypto with Anchorage's Yuriy Anosov

April 20th, 2021

37:03

On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, is joined by Yuriy Anosov. Yuriy is the Head of Trading at Anchorage, one of the leading crypto custodial firms focused on …

Episode 20: Navigating crypto taxes pt 1 with Robert W. Wood

April 15th, 2021

33:44

Crypto taxes are gaining attention, and not just because assets like bitcoin and ethereum continue to make new all-time highs. Policymakers around …

Episode 19: China's embrace of Bitcoin

April 14th, 2021

7:42

On today's episode, Garrick Hileman - Head of Research at Blockchain.com and a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics - discusses Peter …

Episode 18: Unpacking NFTs with the Enjin team

April 6th, 2021

41:43

In today's April Market Outlook, we were joined by Enjin's Chief Technology Officer, Witek Radomski, and Chief Operating Officer, Caleb Applegate. 

Episode 17: The future doesn't look like Robinhood

March 18th, 2021

4:30

On today's episode, Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com, reads his article 'The future doesn't look like Robinhood'. The article covers why disgust over GameStop’s trading shut down will accelerate DeFi …

Episode 16: Trust | Want | Need

March 16th, 2021

4:52

On this episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, reads the opening to our March Market Outlook report titled, Trust | Want | Need. This report discusses the three important elements …

Episode 15: The key to the crypto markets? Data

March 4th, 2021

40:00

During today's March Market Outlook, we were joined by Ambre Soubiran, CEO of crypto market data provider, Kaiko

Our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman and VP of Marketing, Jason Karsh, discuss with her what the …

Episode 14: Why Some Crypto Exchanges Go Down with Lewis Tuff

February 4th, 2021

27:40

This month’s Market Outlook live event, we’re joined by Lewis Tuff, Blockchain.com’s VP of Engineering, to dig into why some exchanges go down during …

Episode 13: Anthony Scaramucci + Institutional Interest in Bitcoin

February 3rd, 2021

32:04

Today Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nicolas Cary and Head of Research Garrick Hileman are joined by Anthony Scaramucci - American financier and founder …

Episode 12: The Great Mother of All Financial Crises

January 22nd, 2021

7:42

On this episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, Blockchain.com's Head of Research, Garrick HIleman, reads his article titled, The Great Mother of All Financial Crises. This article outlines why we're moving closer to a …

Episode 11: Governments will start to hodl bitcoin in 2021

January 15th, 2021

10:03

Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, recently wrote an oped article for CoinDesk entitled: Governments Will Start to Hodl Bitcoin in 2021. In today's episode, Garrick reads this timely piece diving into outsized …

Episode 10: The Crypto Markets with Charlie McGarraugh

January 12th, 2021

25:59

Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman ring in the new year with a discussion on the crypto markets, …

Episode 9: The Crypto Regulatory Landscape with Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh

December 7th, 2020

39:43

Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nic Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sat down with Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center, …

Episode 8: The Coming US Digital Dollar - What it is and why it matters

November 25th, 2020

19:37

On this episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, Garrick Hileman, our Head of Research and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, reads one …

Episode 7: The crypto lending market

November 24th, 2020

25:50

Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, sat down with Reid Simon, Blockchain.com's Head of Lending, in our latest episode. They discussed different topics surrounding crypto lending such as high interest rates and how crypto …

Episode 6: Investing in early-stage crypto projects

November 6th, 2020

28:34

Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sit down with Blockchain.com Venture's Managing Partner Sam Harrison …

Episode 5: How Big is DeFi? A look at the Crypto Lending Market

October 29th, 2020

9:40

Garrick Hileman -- Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics -- dives into DeFi and the crypto lending …

Episode 4: The World's 'Hardest' Asset is Ironically Virtual

October 21st, 2020

9:12

Garrick Hileman -- Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics -- is back with another blog reading …

Episode 3: The Algorand Protocol with CEO Steve Kokinos

October 16th, 2020

38:13

Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sit down with Algorand's CEO, Steve Kokinos to discuss their ongoing …

Episode 2: Taxation Without Representation: the Financial Repression Stealth Tax

September 30th, 2020

9:56

In our latest podcast, Garrick Hileman — Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics — provides a …

Episode 1: DeFi-ing gravity with Anthony Sassano

September 10th, 2020

37:13

This episode we look at DeFi: what is it, why should people care, and what are the big drivers of activity and excitement for DeFi throughout the …

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