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Events in crypto take place at warp speed. This weekly crypto podcast reveals how the marquee names in crypto are reacting to the week’s top headlines. With host Laura Shin, the guests also discuss what they’re thinking about these days and reveal what they believe is on the horizon in crypto. Discl… read more

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Will Coinbase Do a Token Offering When It Goes Public? - Ep.133

July 10th, 2020

28:15

Jeff Roberts, senior reporter at Fortune and author of "King of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest to take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street" talks about the news this week that Coinbase may go public …

How This New Supply Metric Makes Buy Signals Clearer - Ep.132

July 3rd, 2020

32:23

Ben Celermajer, index manager at Coin Metrics, talks about a new metric Coin Metrics introduced this week, called free float supply. In this episode, …

How You Can Double Your Money -- Or Lose Everything - Ep.131

June 26th, 2020

32:57

Angel investor and writer Tony Sheng explains what yield farming is, why it's been such a craze, and whether or not the trend is sustainable. We …

Why COMP 5xed on Day 1 and What This Means for a DeFi Bull Market - Ep.130

June 19th, 2020

33:31

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, discusses the launch of the COMP token this week, including:

  • why the price of COMP tokens popped
  • how this now …

Why 'Cryptocurrency Would Not Exist Without Black People' - Ep.129

June 12th, 2020

32:45

Robby Greenfield, the CEO of Emerging Impact and the former head of social impact and diversity programming at ConsenSys, talks about how the crypto …

'Look for Opportunities' to Increase Diversity in Crypto - Ep.128

June 5th, 2020

35:35

Steven McKie, CEO and founding partner at Amentum Capital, discusses the incidents involving Amy Cooper and George Floyd and the resulting protests, …

What Patoshi Is and How It Affects Craig Wright - Ep.127

May 29th, 2020

34:59

Sergio Lerner, the head of innovation of IOV Labs and the creator of the Rootstock side chain, describes a pattern he discovered in early Bitcoin mining that he called Patoshi and why people are talking about it now. In …

The 'Brilliant Asshole' Who Almost Blew Up Coinbase - Ep.126

May 22nd, 2020

40:10

Jeff Roberts, staff writer at Fortune and author of the recent Audible book, “Kings of Crypto: Coinbase and the Coming Disruption of Finance,” …

Bitcoin at the 3rd Halving: What We See From On-Chain Data - Ep.125

May 15th, 2020

39:51

Yan Liberman, cofounder at Delphi Digital, breaks down all kinds of data from the Bitcoin blockchain to give a snapshot of where Bitcoin is at this point in its development and glean where it might go in its future. We …

A Bitcoin Price of $115,000 Next Year? - Ep.124

May 8th, 2020

37:09

Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera Capital, talks about the coronavirus and its impact on the economy and on Bitcoin. We discuss: 

  • why he thinks the US …

Why 2020 Will Be the Year Bitcoin Becomes a Mature Asset - Ep.123

May 1st, 2020

32:05

Mike McGlone, senior commodity strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence, explains why he believes Bitcoin is revolutionary, has begun to cement its …

Haseeb Qureshi on the Unbelievable Story of the $25 Million Lendf.me Hack - Ep.122

April 24th, 2020

31:54

Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner of Dragonfly Capital, describes how the Lendf.me attack happened, why imBTC was involved in that hack and a $300,000 …

12 Big Class-Action Lawsuits in Crypto: What, Who, How and Why - Ep.121

April 17th, 2020

35:03

Stephen Palley, partner at Anderson Kill and chair of the firm’s technology, media and distributed systems practice group, explains what the 11 …

China's Crypto Industry and DCEP in the Time of Coronavirus - Ep.120

April 10th, 2020

32:04

Matthew Graham, the CEO of Sino Global Capital, describes how the economy has changed in China due to the coronavirus, how it is affected as business opens back up and how the government is managing it. He explains why …

Coronavirus Relief and Its Impact on the Crypto Markets - Ep.119

April 3rd, 2020

29:22

Kevin Kelly, macro strategist at Delphi Digital, discusses how the coronavirus's impact on the economy will affect Bitcoin and the crypto markets, …

What Happened on BitMEX During Black Thursday - Ep.118

March 27th, 2020

30:48

Antoine Le Calvez, blockchain data engineer at Coin Metrics, explains what happened during the Bitcoin liquidation spiral on March 12, why it was so significant for the Bitcoin markets, and how a DDOS attack affected …

Blockchain Tech's Storytelling Problem and How to Solve It - Ep.117

March 20th, 2020

31:04

Emily Parker, cofounder of Longhash, reads from an essay she wrote about a problem that is probably relatable to everyone in the crypto industry: how …

Coronavirus: How It Will Impact Bitcoin and the Halving - Ep.116

March 13th, 2020

38:43

Noelle Acheson, director of research at CoinDesk, discusses the effect that coronavirus has been having on the traditional financial markets, Bitcoin and why Bitcoin is not turning out to be the uncorrelated asset it …

Steemit Chaos: Why Justin Sun and the Community Are at War - Ep.115

March 6th, 2020

29:48

Brady Dale, senior reporter at CoinDesk, walks through the last few weeks of drama in Steemit this week, staring with when Justin Sun bought Steemit, what that meant for the network, and how the validators (aka …

How Avanti Will Be a 'Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins' Bank - Ep.114

February 28th, 2020

29:07

Caitlin Long talks about her new venture, Avanti Bank, which will be a Wyoming special-purpose depository institution, what that means, and how that …

How 2 DeFi Attacks Made Almost $1 Million in Profit - Ep.113

February 21st, 2020

31:46

Lev Livnev, a formal verification researcher at dapp.org and a founding partner at Symbolic Capital Partners, talks about the two attacks on bZx in …

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Her Safe Harbor Proposal - Ep.112

February 14th, 2020

30:55

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce discusses her proposal for a three-year safe harbor period for token sales. We talk about what problems she hopes to …

Elizabeth Stark, CEO of Lightning Labs, on the Launch of Loop - Ep.111

February 7th, 2020

35:07

Elizabeth Stark, cofounder and CEO of Lightning Labs, talks about her company's two big announcements this week: the beta launch of its first paid product, Lightning Loop, and the company's Series A $10 million …

Want a Job in Crypto? Exchanges Are Hiring - Ep.110

January 31st, 2020

33:10

Frank Chaparro of The Block discusses the report released by his firm and the Blockchain Association on employment trends in the blockchain industry. He covers how the demand for such jobs is growing, who the biggest …

How DeFi Liquidators Make Money With Just Bots - Ep.109

January 24th, 2020

27:05

Tom Schmidt, junior partner at Dragonfly Capital, talks about how liquidators are making money in DeFi — on which protocols, how liquidations work, …

PoolTogether: Save Money, With a Chance to Win - Ep.108

January 17th, 2020

29:38

Leighton Cusack, CEO and cofounder of PoolTogether, describes how the Ethereum-based no-loss lottery applies the psychology of winning a prize to the …

Why Bitcoin Outperformed Most of the Crypto Assets in 2019 - Ep.107

January 10th, 2020

29:35

Nate Maddrey, senior research analyst of Coin Metrics, gives an overview of how the major crypto networks ended 2019. We discuss how Bitcoin outperformed most other crypto assets last year, how it has been somewhat …

Kyle Samani on How 2020 Will Be the Year of Small Success Stories - Ep.106

January 3rd, 2020

26:26

Kyle Samani, managing partner of Multicoin Capital looks ahead to 2020 based on how the space changed from 2018 to 2019. He talks about how the space …

How I Got SIM Swapped -- and How to Protect Yourself - Ep.105

December 27th, 2019

28:55

Laura recounts the tale of how she got SIM swapped, what mistakes she made, and what she did to secure her accounts and get her phone number back. She also reveals how, despite having shored up her security years …

Meltem Demirors on the First Decade of the Existence of Bitcoin - Ep.104

December 20th, 2019

38:35

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of Coinshares, talks about how the emergence of Bitcoin fits within the larger technological and financial …

Larry Cermak of The Block on What 90% of Bitcoin Trading Is For - Ep.103

December 13th, 2019

36:19

Larry Cermak, director of research at The Block, looks at the macro trends in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, including what can be gleaned from derivative data, why many hedge funds are shorting Bitcoin and what has …

What Quadriga Really Was: 3 Theories About Gerald Cotten - Ep.102

December 6th, 2019

43:47

Writer Nathaniel Rich discusses his recent long-form Vanity Fair article diving into what really happened with the Quadriga exchange debacle, what Gerald Cotten’s past really was, his relationship to his business …

How to Get 7% of Your Purchases Back in Bitcoin - Ep.101

November 29th, 2019

38:27

For Black Friday, Alex Adelman, cofounder and CEO of Lolli, talks about how, with the Lolli browser extension, shoppers can earn back, on average 7%, …

How MakerDAO Now Features a Risk-Free Rate - Ep.100

November 22nd, 2019

30:57

Steven Becker, president and chief operating officer of the Maker Foundation, discusses the MakerDAO system's transition to multi-collateral Dai, …

An Interview With the Anonymous Developer of HKmap.live - Ep.99

November 15th, 2019

31:05

This episode features an email interview with Kuma, the pseudonymous administrator of HKmap.live, a site showing a real-time crowd-sourced map of protests in Hong Kong, which Kuma believes is the first Hong Kong protest …

Why Employees Cheered After Jihan Wu's Coup at Bitmain - Ep.98

November 8th, 2019

33:05

Wolfie Zhao, Asia editor at CoinDesk, details how Jihan Wu ousted his cofounder Micree Zhan at the Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain last week, how he …

Why the Digital Yuan Could One Day Be Seen as a Blunder - Ep.97

November 1st, 2019

33:17

Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer of the Human Rights Foundation, explains why he believes China's new pro-blockchain stance could turn out to …

How the Hong Kong Protests Gave a Boost to Gods Unchained - Ep.96

October 25th, 2019

32:33

James Ferguson, CEO of Immutable, the creators of Gods Unchained, talks about how the video game recently doubled its number of users. In early October, after a winner of a Hearthstone tournament said, "Liberate Hong …

How Bitcoin Led to the Demise of the Largest Child Porn Site - Ep.95

October 18th, 2019

30:39

Jonathan Levin, the cofounder and chief strategy officer of Chainalysis, describes how the blockchain analytics firm helped the IRS identify the administrator of the largest child porn website in the world, which …

Althea Network: How Ethereum Is Used in the Real World - Ep.94

October 11th, 2019

27:40

From DevCon 5 in Osaka, Japan, Deborah Simpier, COO and cofounder of Althea Network, describes how this decentralized internet service provider …

How Block.One Got Away With Just a $24 Million Penalty - Ep.93

October 4th, 2019

29:37

Heads up, everybody! We are launching a weekly news recap, so stay tuned after the interview to find out about the top stories in crypto this week! (Links below.)

Zachary Fallon, principal at Blakemore Fallon and former …

Nick Tomaino on Why He Is Skeptical Libra Will Be Significant - Ep.92

September 27th, 2019

23:26

Nick Tomaino, general partner of 1confirmation, discusses his firm's second fund of $45 million, announced this week, how prospective LPs have changed from 2017 to 2019, and what types of projects 1confirmation is …

How Tether's Surge on Ethereum Is Affecting Bitcoin - Ep.91

September 20th, 2019

25:36

Jacob Franek, cofounder and COO of Coin Metrics, discusses why daily transaction fees on Ethereum have surpassed those on Bitcoin, what daily transaction fees reflect generally about a blockchain, why this change …

How Cryptocurrencies Could Threaten the State - Ep.90

September 13th, 2019

21:54

Nic Carter, partner at Castle Island Ventures, discusses the ways in which cryptocurrencies could weaken the state, how they're already providing an …

Why Bitcoin Dominance Is at 70% - Ep.89

September 6th, 2019

22:52

Yan Liberman, cofounder at Delphi Digital, explains why Bitcoin dominance is back up at 70%, more than double its low at 33% at the height of the crypto bubble in early 2018, why a crypto bear market has a positive …

Why Ryan Zurrer Would Like to See a New DAO - Ep.88

August 30th, 2019

27:51

Ryan Zurrer, formerly chief commercial officer and director at the Web 3 foundation and former principal and partner at Polychain Capital, discusses …

Accepting Bitcoin Since 2011: Room77 in Berlin - Ep.87

August 23rd, 2019

25:59

Joerg Platzer, owner of Room77, a bar in Berlin that has accepted Bitcoin since 2011, describes how patrons who wanted to pay with Bitcoin originally had to type long Bitcoin addresses into their laptops, how people's …

Electric Capital on the Coins Punching Below Their Weight - Ep.86

August 16th, 2019

23:34

Maria Shen, head of data science at Electric Capital, dives into the details of the firm's report on crypto developer activity, which analyzed 27,000 code repositories to find that a recent decrease in crypto developer …

Kik's Surprising Move in Its Lawsuit With the SEC - Ep.85

August 9th, 2019

23:12

Rebecca Rettig, partner at FisherBroyles, talks about Kik's answer this week to the SEC's complaint, why she predicted they would make this move as …

The IRS Is Cracking Down on Crypto Taxes: What You Need to Know - Ep.84

August 2nd, 2019

25:04

Chandan Lohda, the cofounder and CEO of CoinTracker, talks about the 10,000 letters the IRS sent to cryptocurrency holders last week, what kinds of …

Jeremy Allaire on Why the US Government Needs a New Category for Digital Assets - Ep.83

July 26th, 2019

22:57

Jeremy Allaire, cofounder and CEO of Circle, explains why the company has opened a new subsidiary in Bermuda, obtained a full Digital Assets Business …

Why the Congressional Hearings on Facebook's Libra Were Good for Bitcoin - Ep.82

July 19th, 2019

42:16

Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, explains the significance of all the governmental activity around crypto in the last week -- the President's tweets, the Treasury Secretary's and Fed Chair's …

Why Crypto Regulation Is Surprisingly Cypherpunk - Ep.81

July 12th, 2019

27:20

Lawson Baker, head of operations and general counsel at TokenSoft (disclosure: a previous sponsor of the podcast), explains the significance of this week's SEC statement on broker-dealer custody if digital asset …

Why It Would Be Good if Libra Rivaled the US Dollar - Ep.80

July 5th, 2019

28:25

Michael Casey, chairman of the advisory board at CoinDesk, CEO of Streambed Media and a former Wall Street Journal reporter who covered global …

'Bitcoin Billionaires' Author Ben Mezrich on the Zuckerberg- Winklevoss Rivalry - Ep.079

June 28th, 2019

25:26

Ben Mezrich, author of the Accidental Billionaires, which formed the basis of the movie The Social Network, and the author of the recently published Bitcoin Billionaires about the Winklevoss twins' rise in the …

Libra's Dante Disparte on Why We Should Trust a Financial System Designed by Facebook - Ep.078

June 21st, 2019

29:28

Dante Disparte, head of policy and communications for the Libra Association, describes the roles of the various entities that make up the Libra …

Edgeware's Unusual Lockdrop: Get Tokens Even With Frozen Funds - Ep.077

June 14th, 2019

21:58

Dillon Chen, CEO of Edgeware, talks about how the network is distributing its tokens via a "lockdrop" in which people can lock up ether for certain time periods in order to obtain Edgeware tokens, why it chose to do so …

LocalBitcoins on How Bitcoin Trading Compares Across the World - Ep.076

June 7th, 2019

21:30

In this conversation, conducted at the Oslo Freedom Forum, Vera Xavier, LocalBitcoins' Community Manager and Elena Tonoyan, Chief Customer Success Officer, describe what the Helsinki-based company does, how it got …

Ethereal 2019: DeFi and Paths to Everyday Usage - Ep.075

May 31st, 2019

27:56

At Ethereal, I spoke with Austin Griffiths, director of research at Gitcoin and founder of Burner Wallet, and Arjun Bhuptani, cofounder of Connext Network, about how they think about getting everyday usage. In this …

To the Moon and Back With Polychain's Olaf Carlson-Wee - Ep.074

May 24th, 2019

33:44

How Polychain is faring during the crypto winter, where we are in the tech cycle, whether he thinks Ethereum 2.0 will deliver and how he views the …

Why HTC's Exodus 1s Will Have a Full Bitcoin Node - Ep.073

May 17th, 2019

25:35

Phil Chen, decentralized chief officer of HTC, discusses the upcoming model of the Exodus, why it will feature a full Bitcoin node, what's in it for …

Binance Hack: Should the Threat of Reorgs Be Used to Deter Hackers? - Ep.072

May 10th, 2019

27:49

Tushar Jain of Multicoin Capital discusses how hackers likely obtained $40 million worth of Bitcoin in a hack on Binance, how the leading crypto …

What Happened to Bitfinex/Tether's $850 Million - Ep.071

May 3rd, 2019

26:06

Robert-Jan Den Haan, a contributor to the Block who has been researching the Bitfinex/Tether situation for over a year, talks about how Bitfinex found itself without access to $850 million of its own money, how the …

Could Social Media Discontent Help the Decentralized Web? - Ep.070

April 26th, 2019

22:27

At the Subzero conference in Berlin, Ashley Tyson, the cofounder of the Web 3 Foundation, talks about how it plans to support the Polkadot protocol, …

Blockstack's Reg A+ Filing and the Future of Token Offerings - Ep.069

April 19th, 2019

27:53

Zachary Fallon, a former SEC staffer and author of the Reg A JOBS Act crowdfunding rules and a principal at Blakemore Fallon, discusses Blockstack's …

Coinbase Custody: Keep Your Crypto Safe and Use It Too - Ep.068

April 12th, 2019

21:13

Sam McIngvale, head of product for Coinbase Custody, describes its new staking service. He explains how Coinbase Custody plans to allow its customers to participate in crypto networks while keeping those funds offline, …

How Useful Is the SEC's Guidance on ICOs? - Ep.067

April 5th, 2019

22:43

Marco Santori, the president and chief legal officer of Blockchain, discusses this week's big regulatory news — the SEC's guidance on initial coin …

Why Has MakerDAO's Dai Struggled to Keep Its Dollar Peg? - Ep.066

March 29th, 2019

19:58

Ryan Todd and Matteo Leibowitz, research analysts at The Block, discuss why Dai has fallen below $1 in price, how the community has attempted to keep it pegged to $1 and how well that's been working. They also describe …

Why Ethereum 2.0 Could Fail and How It Could Be Fixed - Ep.065

March 22nd, 2019

24:08

Delphi Digital recently released a report on Ethereum's short- and long-term prospects. It showed why there's been such high selling pressure on Ethereum, plus dived deeply into the economics of Ethereum 2.0, concluding …

How Uniswap Quickly Became One of the Most Popular Dexes - Ep.064

March 15th, 2019

25:40

Hayden Adams, founder of the new decentralized exchange Uniswap, discusses how Uniswap differs from a traditional exchange based on order books, how market the contract determines the price of the tokens, and how market …

How to Earn Money on Collateral in DeFi — and Why That's Risky - Ep.063

March 8th, 2019

23:27

Dan Elitzer, investor at IDEO CoLab Ventures, describes a concept he describes as superfluid collateral made possible in the decentralized finance …

After Massive Layoffs and Losses, What Are Bitmain's Future Prospects? - Ep.062

March 1st, 2019

20:31

Blockstream chief strategy officer Samson Mow, who used to work at a competitor to Bitmain, discusses the recent news that the crypto mining manufacturer suffered a $500 million loss in the third quarter of 2018. He …

How AirTM Hopes to Get Venezuelans to Use Cryptocurrency - Ep.061

February 22nd, 2019

28:16

Ruben Galindo Steckel, cofounder and CEO of AirTM, describes how his companies enables everyday Venezuelans the ability to escape the hyperinflation …

Unchained Live With Vitalik Buterin

February 20th, 2019

1:06

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, in front of an …

How Korea's Crypto Scene Differs From That of the US - Ep.060

February 15th, 2019

24:08

Joyce Yang, founder of Global Coin Research, discusses the crypto scene in Korea today. An epicenter of the crypto craze in 2017, Korea still has a number of young people pinning their hopes and dreams on crypto, as …

The QuadrigaCX Case: Taylor Monahan on What We Know From the Blockchain - Ep.059

February 8th, 2019

27:21

To hear that a 29-year-old died of complications from Crohn's disease is shocking enough. But it's practically unbelievable when the person in …

Dan Morehead of Pantera Capital on Why This Crypto Winter Is Different - Ep.058

February 1st, 2019

21:15

Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera Capital, explains why this crypto bear market is different from the previous one his firm endured, what he believes will give institutional money the confidence to enter the space, and how …

Why You Shouldn't Trust Crypto Exchange Reports for Your Taxes - Ep.057

January 25th, 2019

22:14

Chandan Lodha, cofounder and CEO of CoinTracker, explains why reports from crypto exchanges could be insufficient for filing accurate tax returns to …

When Is a Token Decentralized Enough to Not Be a Security? - Ep.056

January 18th, 2019

22:02

The newly formed Blockchain Association recently released a post outlining what it calls the Hinman Token Standard based on a speech given last summer by Bill Hinman, director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation …

The Ethereum Classic 51% Attack: How It Happened and Why the Price Didn't Crash - Ep.055

January 11th, 2019

24:23

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, discusses this week's 51% attack on the Ethereum Classic blockchain. He describes how the attacker was able to …

Arjun Balaji on the Ways Bitcoin Will Improve in 2019 - Ep.054

January 4th, 2019

25:29

On the 10th birthday of the Bitcoin network, Arjun Balaji, founder and managing partner at Shomei Capital, explains why doesn't worry too much about potential bugs in the code such as there was last fall, why we'll see …

How PowerLedger Aims to Boost Renewable Energy - Ep.053

December 28th, 2018

23:15

Jemma Green, cofounder and chairman of PowerLedger, describes how the company, which won the 2018 Extreme Tech Challenge, spearheaded by Sir Richard …

Bloomberg's Matt Leising on Why It Appears Tether Has Sufficient Dollar Reserves - Ep.052

December 21st, 2018

29:17

Bloomberg reporter Matt Leising, who obtained bank statements from Tether's bank, Noble Bank in Puerto Rico, found that for those months, the number …

Consensus: Invest 2018: Financial Products in 2019 and Beyond - Ep.051

December 19th, 2018

19:02

This special episode is a recording of the closing fireside chat I had at Consensus: Invest, titled “Financial Products: 2019 and Beyond,”  with Jan Van Eck, president and CEO of the Van Eck Securities Corporation, and …

Why ConsenSys Is 'Shifting From Experimentation to Excellence' - Ep.050

December 14th, 2018

20:00

ConsenSys's Andrew Keys talks about the company's recent pivot, called "ConsenSys 2.0," toward greater efficiency, accountability and focus on revenue, why it laid off about 150 people, and what areas it plans to …

How ConsenSys Got So Big But Accomplished So Little - Ep.049

December 7th, 2018

21:32

Despite having Joe Lubin's billions at its back, and despite having 1,200 employees to build apparently anything they wanted in the Ethereum ecosystem, ConsenSys has accomplished very little and has little revenue -- so …

Jackson Palmer of Why We're Not Decentralized Yet - Ep.048

November 30th, 2018

28:06

Jackson Palmer, the creator of Dogecoin and the website Are We Decentralized Yet, explains why he thinks the markets suddenly took a nosedive, why it's hard for him to get data on these crypto assets for the Are We …

Laura's TEDx Talk: How Crypto Could Allow More People to Be Their Own Boss - Ep.047

November 23rd, 2018

18:42

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The Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Bitcoin ABC vs. Bitcoin SV - Ep.046

November 16th, 2018

24:02

Bitcoin Magazine technical editor Aaron Van Wirdum breaks down what is going on with the Bitcoin Cash contentious hard fork: who is fighting, over …

Emin Gun Sirer on the SEC/EtherDelta Settlement and Why Code Is Speech - Ep.045

November 9th, 2018

31:18

Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell professor, co-director at the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts (IC3) and the founder of Ava, talks about the settlement the SEC reached with the founder of EtherDelta, and what …

Charlie Lee, aka Satoshi Lite, on the 10-Year Anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper - Ep.044

November 2nd, 2018

24:00

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the publication of the Bitcoin white paper, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, asks how Bitcoin can go …

Fidelity Digital Asset Services' Tom Jessop on Why It's Serving Institutional Clients First - Ep.043

October 26th, 2018

20:45

Fidelity Digital Asset Services president Tom Jessop explains why its new crypto offering for institutional clients is focused on custody and trade execution, why it's decided not to launch its own exchange, and what …

Why the Tether Situation Brought Up Memories of Mt. Gox - Ep.042

October 19th, 2018

20:19

Dan McArdle, cofounder of Messari and the creator of OnChainFX, discusses why tether lost its dollar peg, how the Gemini USD traded at above $1, and …

How We're Misusing the Word 'Decentralization' - Ep.041

October 12th, 2018

24:18

Soona Amhaz of Token Daily talks about how we've misused the word decentralization and stretched it to the point of meaninglessness. She discusses how certain companies misrepresent being decentralized and walks us …

How Abra Enables You to Buy $5 of an ETF-Like Token of the Top 10 Cryptos - Ep.040

October 5th, 2018

23:52

Bill Barhydt, founder and CEO of Abra, describes its new product, the BIT10, which it created in partnership with Bitwise Asset Management (full …

Rune Christensen of MakerDao on Its $15 Million From Andreessen Horowitz - Ep.039

September 28th, 2018

23:08

Rune Christensen, founder and CEO of MakerDao, explains what Andreessen Horowitz's $15 million investment in its Maker token means for the ecosystem and why they chose to work with a16z and its general partner Kathryn …

Why 'Ethereum Killers' Will Have a Hard Time Attracting Its Developers - Ep.038

September 21st, 2018

22:31

Linda Xie, cofounder at Scalar Capital, talks about what she saw at ETHBerlin, why it made her think Ethereum's first-mover advantage may be hard for other smart contract platforms to overcome and how the crypto …

Alex Sunnarborg of Tetras Capital on Why He's Bearish on Ether - Ep.037

September 14th, 2018

21:50

Alex Sunnarborg, founding partner of Tetras Capital, describes the three core buckets his fund is investing in, how they're investing during this bear market, and why the firm has decided to short ether. He also …

Shapeshift's About-Face: Why Now? - Ep.036

September 7th, 2018

20:37

Katherine Wu, director of business development and community at Messari, talks about the news that everyone on crypto Twitter was discussing this week: Shapeshift's decision to require customer accounts. The well-known …

Pamela Morgan on How to Pass Your Crypto Assets On to Your Heirs - Ep.035

August 31st, 2018

20:01

Pamela Morgan, a lawyer in the blockchain space and the author of Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning, explains how you can pass on your crypto assets …

Joe Lubin and Jimmy Song Work On the Terms of Their Bet on Dapps — and Trash Talk the Other’s Coin - Ep.034

August 24th, 2018

39:40

Joe Lubin, cofounder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, and Jimmy Song, partner at Blockchain Capital and founder of Programming Blockchain, pick up the bet they started at the Consensus conference in May. The …

How Crypto Will Give You More Flexibility in Your Work - Ep.033

August 17th, 2018

21:44

Silicon Valley capitalist and longtime crypto investor Bill Tai discusses some interesting theories about how crypto is changing money and work. He starts by talking about the shift from oil- to electron-based …

Why the ICE/Bakkt News Makes Some Crypto Investors Nervous - Ep.032

August 10th, 2018

23:21

Caitlin Long, who’s working on a book about Wall Street and crypto assets and is the cofounder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, discusses the …

A Place Where People May Be Using Crypto For More Than Speculation - Ep.031

August 3rd, 2018

23:06

Tricia Martinez, director of the Dala Foundation and founder and CEO of Wala, describes how cryptocurrency Dala is being used in Africa and how it hit 100,000 new wallets and 2.5 million in transactions in two months, …

CoinList's Andy Bromberg on the One Big Regulatory Issue Facing Crypto - Ep.030

July 27th, 2018

23:17

CoinList founder and president Andy Bromberg talks about why the ICO services firm has worked with only five out of 2,500 token projects, how tokenomic models are changing to ensure the viability of the network and also …

Token Economy's Stefano Bernardi on How DAOs Could Create a Less Capitalist World - Ep.029

July 20th, 2018

26:55

In this wide-ranging conversation, the Token Economy newsletter coauthor Stefano Bernardi talks about fully digital security tokens -- security …

Special Episode with CNBC's Crypto Trader: Olaf Carlson-Wee on Why This Crypto Winter Is Different From Previous Ones - Ep.028

July 16th, 2018

43:28

In this special episode I hosted with CNBC Crypto Trader, Ran Neu Ner and I talk with Olaf Carlson-Wee, founder and CEO of crypto hedge fund …

Willy Woo on Why He Thinks We're Nine Years Away From Half the World Using Bitcoin - Ep.027

July 13th, 2018

24:40

Independent crypto analyst Willy Woo, who blogs at Woobull.com, talks about where he sees the price of Bitcoin going over the next six months. (Hint: …

Demian Brener, CEO of Zeppelin, on Which Smart Contract Platform Will Win - Ep.026

July 6th, 2018

22:16

Demian Brener, the cofounder and CEO of Zeppelin discusses a dilemma he's seeing investors be concerned about: whether blockchains should be …

Multicoin's Kyle Samani on Why He Believes Bitcoin Governance Doesn't Accommodate the Real World - Ep.025

June 29th, 2018

23:37

Kyle Samani, managing partner of Multicoin Capital, talks about what got him really excited at this week's Zcon0 conference for Zcash -- primarily, …

Behind the Tezos Scandal: Conflicts of Interest, Self-Dealing and Bullying - Ep.024

June 22nd, 2018

21:13

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, a contributing writer at Wired, came out with a cover story in the magazine earlier this week that investigated the actions of both sides in the Tezos boardroom battle. Lewis-Kraus walks us through …

Coinbase's Adam White on a Momentous Day in Crypto - Ep.023

June 15th, 2018

20:56

Adam White, vice president and general manager of Coinbase, explains why he believes the SEC's statement Thursday that ether, in its current form, is not a security, is a historic moment in crypto. Also, from his …

Joey Krug on How to Create a Regular Cryptocurrency - Ep.022

June 8th, 2018

21:21

Joey Krug, cofounder of Augur and chief investment officer at Pantera Capital, talks about the upcoming Augur launch, and why we haven't yet seen a …

Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation on the First Crypto War - Ep.021

June 1st, 2018

21:56

Think Bitcoin and crypto assets are just vehicles for speculation? They're already having both a positive impact and negative impact when it comes to …

Jill Carlson on How Crypto Is Replicating Wall Street -- And Not in a Good Way - Ep.020

May 25th, 2018

22:49

Blockchain consultant, Jill Carlson, who has worked with 0x, dydx, Algorand, Tezos, O1 Labs, and the IMF, discusses why Blockchain Week to her seemed …

Mike Novogratz on Why Incumbents Are Still Well Positioned to Participate in Crypto Finance - Ep.019

May 18th, 2018

25:46

Mike Novogratz, the founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management, talks about the recently announced Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, why it's limited to just 12 cryptos, how traditional financial players know …

Battling Corruption With Blockchain Technology: Tomicah Tillemann of the Blockchain Trust Accelerator - Ep.018

May 13th, 2018

22:28

Many government officials have noted the potential blockchain technology has to fight fraud, waste and abuse. Tomicah Tillemann, cofounder of the …

The UN World Food Programme's Blockchain-Based Food Vouchers for Syrian Refugees, With Robert Opp - Ep.017

May 12th, 2018

21:45

Robert Opp, director of innovation and change management at the United Nations World Food Programme, discusses the Ethereum-based food voucher program for Syrian refugees. He describes how the refugees are identified, …

From the Bellagio Blockchain Summit: Blockchain Ethics With Georgetown's Cara LaPointe - Ep.016

May 11th, 2018

21:30

Who sets up the rules of a blockchain? And how does that impact its users? Could there be unintended consequences? Might the design not account for …

From the Multicoin Summit: Ryan Selkis of Messari on How to Fund Sustainable Journalism - Ep.015

May 7th, 2018

19:15

Ryan Selkis of blockchain standards organization Messari explains why he jumped into a public debate between CoinDesk editor Pete Rizzo and Vitalik and Ethereum, in which Vitalik criticized CoinDesk for charging high …

Civic's Vinny Lingham on When Crypto Demand Will Catch Up With the Technology

May 4th, 2018

20:29

Vinny Lingham, the founder and CEO of blockchain-based identity service Civic, talks about how he hasn't seen token projects find good product-market …

Hu Liang of Omniex on What Institutional Players Are Planning to Do in Crypto

April 27th, 2018

21:28

Formerly head of emerging technology at State Street, Hu Liang is now launching Omniex, which offers tools for institutional investors in crypto. He …

Don Wilson of DRW Holdings on What's Been Driving 2018's Crypto Downturn

April 20th, 2018

22:09

At the CoinAlts Fund Symposium in New York City on Thursday, Don Wilson, CEO of DRW Holdings, discussed what hopeful signs he's seeing amid greater …

How Meltem Demirors Uncovers True Value in Crypto Investments

April 13th, 2018

22:25

Meltem Demirors of Athena Capital and recently of Digital Currency Group explains how the crypto world is creating artificial scarcity and how investors can uncover the true scarcity (or lack thereof). She describes why …

Chris Burniske of Placeholder on the Downsides of ICOs

April 6th, 2018

23:44

Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder and author of Cryptoassets, discusses why he thinks initial coin offerings may not always be the best token …

Ari Paul of BlockTower Capital on the Crypto Downturn and Why It Could Change Direction

March 30th, 2018

27:07

Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower Capital, discusses the slump in crypto prices, and how infrastructure rolling out over the rest of the year could have a …

Arianna Simpson of Autonomous Partners on Privacy, Cryptokitties and Crypto Regulation

March 23rd, 2018

19:34

Arianna Simpson, managing partner of investment firm Autonomous Partners, discusses this week's news that Cambridge Analytica had used data from …

Caitlin Long on How 'Utility Tokens' Are Now Legal In Wyoming

March 16th, 2018

23:31

Wyoming now has five blockchain-specific laws. Caitlin Long, cofounder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, describes what these laws are, what they …

SXSW Episode: Amber Baldet, Blockchain Program Lead at JPMorgan, on the Potential Clash Between Blockchains and the Right to Be Forgotten

March 15th, 2018

21:27

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 Community Conference in …

SXSW Episode: Former DOJ Prosecutor Kathryn Haun on What the SEC Subpoenas and FinCen Letter Likely Mean

March 14th, 2018

19:54

As a former government official, current board member of Coinbase and professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Kathryn Haun …

Spencer Bogart on Bitcoin's Maturation and the SEC Overhang on Crypto

March 9th, 2018

22:23

Spencer Bogart, partner at Blockchain Capital, discusses why he think Bitcoin's growing pains are a sign of success, how the SEC regulatory gloom …

The Gender Imbalance in Crypto: Jalak Jobanputra on Why It's a Problem and Her Effort to Fix It

March 2nd, 2018

22:51

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 surprising comments we …

Brian Kelly on Token-Curated Registries, Robinhood Crypto Trading and the Petro

February 23rd, 2018

22:25

Brian Kelly of BKCM talks about token-curated registries, such as the proposal for Messari, by Ryan Selkis, formerly of Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk, and why such TCRs are probably a good idea, but what pitfalls …

Olaf Carlson-Wee on Whether $100 Million Worth of Frozen Ether Should Be Restored

February 16th, 2018

21:57

The founder and CEO of Polychain Capital discusses why an Ethereum core developer is stepping down, how blockchains should be governed and whether …

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