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The Block’s team, led by Frank Chaparro, draw out the freshest and deepest insights about digital assets from traditional Wall Street, crypto native, Fortune 500 and many other crypto ecosystem leaders. It’s light, fun and informative brain food!

The Block’s team, led by Frank Chaparro, draw out the freshest and deepest insights about digital assets from traditional Wall Street, crypto native, Fortune 500 and many other crypto ecosystem leaders. It’s light, fun and informative brain food!
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The Block’s team, led by Frank Chaparro, draw out the freshest and deepest insights about digital assets from traditional Wall Street, crypto native, Fortune 500 and many other crypto ecosystem leaders. It’s light, fun and informative brain food!

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@theblock__

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English


Episodes

A Conversation with Kristin Smith from the Blockchain Association

6/14/2019
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Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd speak to Kristin Smith, the Director of External Affairs at the Blockchain Association in this week's episode of The Scoop. Frank, Ryan and Kristin discuss the implications of the case against Kik as well as the recently reintroduced Token Taxonomy Act. Kristin also reveals what it's like to represent leading crypto companies on the hill, and the reception of crypto and blockchain in D.C. For the transcript and additional reading materials:...

Duration:01:03:54

PREVIEW: Kik implications with Kristin Smith from the Blockchain Association

6/6/2019
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A clip from next week's The Scoop episode with Kristin Smith, Director of External Affairs at the Blockchain Association. Frank Chaparro, Ryan Todd and Kristin Smith discuss the implications of the recent case against Kik. Subscribe and listen to the entire episode next Tuesday.

Duration:00:03:06

A Conversation with Carlos Domingo, Founder and CEO at Securitize

6/4/2019
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In this episode of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and Teo Leibowitz interview Carlos Domingo, CEO and Co-founder of Securitize. Carlos touches on what securities have to gain from being tokenized, the future of the tokenized security platform landscape and the advantage of taking tokenized security route vs. traditional finance. Frank, Teo and Carlos also touch on what separates Securitize from their competitors. For the transcript and additional reading materials:...

Duration:00:58:27

A Conversation with Emilie Choi, VP Business and Data, Coinbase

5/29/2019
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Frank Chaparro and Teo Leibowitz interview Emilie Choi, VP of Business, Data & International at Coinbase in this episode of The Scoop. Frank and Teo ask questions that cover a variety of topics spanning Emilie's rise at Coinbase to why crypto exchanges shouldn't be compared to their traditional counterparts. Emilie also shares her thoughts on what Coinbase's focus areas are in the near future. For the transcript and additional reading materials:...

Duration:00:45:56

A Conversation with Stephen Palley, Partner at Anderson Kill

5/21/2019
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In this episode of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd interview Stephen Palley, Partner at corporate law firm Anderson Kill. Over the course of a forty-five minute long conversation, Stephen discusses the most current lawsuits including recent developments at Bitfinex and Tether. Stephen also shares his thoughts on projects like Maker and how he sees regulation developing. For the transcript and additional reading materials:...

Duration:00:52:58

What the heck is happening at Bitfinex?

5/13/2019
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In this episode of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and Larry Cermak interview Robert-Jan den Haan, an independent journalist focussed on cryptocurrencies and expert on all things Bitfinex and Tether. Robert guides Frank and Larry through the latest Bitfinex news, including the NYAG lawsuit, what may have happened their 850 million dollar reserves, and why Bitfinex in doing an IEO. To read the transcript and find additional reading material, please visit:...

Duration:00:44:57

A Conversation with Michael Moro, CEO of Genesis Global Trading

5/7/2019
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In this episode of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd interview Michael Moro, Chief Executive Officer at Genesis Trading / Genesis Capital. Genesis Trading is a Digital Currency Group company providing over the counter digital currency trading for high net worth individuals or institutions. In their conversation, Frank, Ryan, and Michael discuss legacy OTC firms adoption of crypto, the challenges of handling big alt-coin transactions, and how crypto lending markets are heating up. For...

Duration:00:49:30

A Conversation with Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management

4/30/2019
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In this episode of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and Matteo Leibowitz interview Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management. Mark is also Co-Founder & Partner of Morgan Creek Digital, an asset management firm focussed on investing across the blockchain and digital assets industry. Over the course of an hour long conversation, Mark discusses his investing philosophy, bullishness on Bitcoin and blockchain, which economic theories best describe reality, the mistake of moving off of a...

Duration:01:03:16

A Conversation with Mike Bodson, CEO of DTCC

4/23/2019
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In this episode of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd interview Mike Bodson, CEO of DTCC. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation is a 5,000 person operation that touches every corner of Wall Street, handling 1.8 quadrillion dollars of trades every year, flipping the GDP every three days. DTCC also operates a custodial service, securing 54 trillion dollars worth of securities, mostly in electronic form. Mike discusses Wall Street’s adoption of distributed ledger technology,...

Duration:00:48:38

Introducing The Scoop with Frank Chaparro

4/17/2019
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Frank Chaparro introduces The Block's new podcast, The Scoop, with a clip from the first episode, featuring Mike Bodson of DTCC. Catch an all-new episode of The Scoop every Tuesday. Subscribe now to get all future episodes straight to your device.

Duration:00:01:38