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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

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English


Episodes

The SEC's Lawsuit Against Ripple and 2 Execs: What You Need to Know - Ep.208

1/19/2021
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, they explain: what was so "egregious" that the SEC went after two executives, Chris Larsen and Brad Garlinghouse, were charged why their sales showed an information asymmetry, and why that matterswhy the complaint comes close to being a fraud case, but why the SEC didn't charge them with fraudwhy...

Duration:01:08:51

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

1/12/2021
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 he thinks Bitcoin has more than doubled in the last monthwhat the "double pump" market is and why Bitcoin may see two rallies this cyclewhat stage of the Bitcoin bull market we are currently inwho is buying, and how they've differed from previous investorswho still is yet to buy this cyclewhy...

Duration:01:11:32

Central Bank Digital Currencies: How Should Privacy Be Built In? - Ep.206

1/5/2021
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 Hyperledger board, Matthieu Saint Olive, Codefi payments product manager and CBDC advisor at ConsenSys, and Robert Bench, assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In this discussion on the current outlook on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), they cover: what main...

Duration:00:56:24

2020 Highlights: The Biggest News Stories of the Year in Crypto - Ep.205

12/29/2020
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 regulation began to come for the crypto space in a big way, plus new trends in DeFi, corporate structures, and how ETH will change as an asset. Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com 1inch: https://1inch.exchange Episode links: Meltem Demirors on Bitcoin’s behavior during the...

Duration:01:02:05

Why Is the Proposed FinCEN Rule for Unhosted Wallets Being Pushed So Quickly? - Ep.204

12/22/2020
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” wallets. In this episode, they cover: what the new FinCEN rule says, and how it would impact unhosted or self-hosted wallets, as well as crypto businesseswhy they believe this is really politically motivated and unilateral midnight rule making by Secretary Mnuchin what other bureaucrats and...

Duration:00:58:31

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

12/15/2020
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 love of video games led her to discover Bitcoin in the early days of the cryptocurrency, and how she helps create the next phase of web 3.0 content creation and distribution. Topics include: how Marguerite became involved in crypto and what led her to co-found Blockade Gamesher work on...

Duration:01:05:32

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

12/8/2020
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 solve when conceiving itwhy he considers Polkadot a meta-protocolthe implementation of parachains and parathreads, how they are defined and how they differparachain auctions and candle auctionshow DDoS attacks can be prevented on parachainsinitial parachain offerings and how they differ from...

Duration:01:22:01

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

12/1/2020
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 Ethereum’s most ambitious upgrade yet. Topics include: the different phases of Ethereum 2.0 and the functions they servethe problems Ethereum hopes to solve with this upgradethe technical requirements needed to ensure the launch can happenthe new proof of stake consensus and why Ethereum is leaving...

Duration:01:09:33

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

11/24/2020
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 Digital Assets. She discusses the history of Fidelity's involvement in crypto, how they became one of the first to enter the space, and what the future holds. Topics include: what Fidelity Digital Assets is and Christine's role thereChristine's background in traditional finance, how she was drawn...

Duration:00:53:11

Everything You Need to Know About the Looming Battle Over Privacy in Crypto - Ep.199

11/17/2020
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 privacy. In this episode, they cover: the differences between hosted and self-hosted wallets and how transactions between them differwhy the ability to transact from self-hosted wallets is so importantcompliance and regulation in the traditional financial world and how it could affect...

Duration:01:10:06

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

11/10/2020
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 Bitcoin will behave in a post-election world. They also talk about: how a changeover from a Trump to a Biden administration could affect Bitcoinhow the prospect of legal challenges from the Trump administration might affect Bitcoinwhether they think the presidential election influenced Bitcoin’s...

Duration:01:10:16

Why Bitcoin Now: Meltem Demirors and Lyn Alden on the Perfect Conditions for Bitcoin - Ep.197

11/3/2020
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 Bitcoin since June, amidst the presidential election – which takes place on the date of publication of the show -- and a global pandemic. Topics discussed include: the significance of bitcoin staying above $10k for over three monthswhy the pandemic has created the conditions for which Bitcoin...

Duration:01:23:55

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks on Crypto Banks - Ep.196

10/27/2020
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 traditional financial services led him to take a position at Coinbasewhether the role blockchain and crypto will likely play in the financial future is being recognized at the federal levelwhether or not banks have always had the authority to custody crypto for their customershow he expects things to...

Duration:00:48:47

How This DOJ Strike Force Hunts Down Cryptocurrency Criminals - Ep.195

10/20/2020
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, many of them amongst the most well-known. In this episode, they talk about: how they came to be involved in the prosecution of so many cases involving cryptocurrencythe nature of civil forfeiture casesthe Al-Qassam Brigades case, which led to the largest ever seizure of a terrorist...

Duration:01:04:19

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on BitMEX, DeFi and a Token Safe Harbor - Ep.194

10/13/2020
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 in the Unikrn Settlement and what she believes would have been a proper penaltythe current status of her token safe harbor proposalher thoughts on fair launch projects as opposed to traditional VC-backed tokensher view on how the SEC should view airdropsher thoughts on whether existing...

Duration:00:28:45

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

10/6/2020
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 blockchain, and the unique approach to scaling the Solana blockchain is taking. In this episode, they talk about: their backgrounds, and how they became involved in cryptowhy Solana takes a different approach to scaling and how it is implementedwhy they think a relatively lower number of nodes is...

Duration:01:11:39

Why Bitcoin Now: Andreas Antonopoulos and Dan Held on Bitcoin’s Monetary Policy - Ep.192

9/29/2020
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 Exchange, discuss the core features of Bitcoin's monetary policy, including how it differs from traditional central bank monetary policy, what gives it value and yet how it seems to have derived value from thin air. Plus, we talk about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect Bitcoin. In this...

Duration:01:43:26

How Matthew Leising Confronted His Suspects in the DAO Attacks - Ep.191

9/22/2020
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 All. In this episode, he discusses: the catalyst that led to him writing his new book, which covers the early history of Ethereum and the DAO attack of 2016why he thought the story of the DAO hack was compelling enough to make a book, and how he went about reporting itthe surprising things he...

Duration:01:07:22

Andre Cronje of Yearn Finance on YFI and the Fair Launch: 'I'm Lazy' - Ep.190

9/15/2020
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 it and eventually open it to the publichis history and background, leading up to the development of Yearnthe processes and mechanisms involved in yEarn v1 and yEarn v2why he decided to do a "fair launch" of the YFI token, despite being in debt as a result of building Yearnwhy he felt that a...

Duration:01:10:34

Olaf Carlson-Wee: 'If There Is a Money-Losing Exploit, the Money Is Gone' - Ep.189

9/8/2020
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, he talks about: when it makes sense for a team to introduce a liquidity mining scheme, and when it doesn'tthe difference between yield farming and ICOs when it comes to investinghis thoughts on YFI, as well as YAM, and the pace at which unaudited DeFi projects aremoving forwardthe three...

Duration:01:09:45