Laura Shin

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Jan 18 2022

Is Binance Smart Chain Being Run ‘Like the Project of a Stoned Teenager?’ Two BSC Execs Answer

Binance Smart Chain is the third largest chain by TVL and its token, BNB, is the third-largest token by market capitalization. However, there are questions about hacks, centralization, lack of developer support, and sketch MEV transactions. On Unchained, Gwendolyn Regina, investment director of the Binance Smart Chain Growth Fund, and Samy Karim, ecosystem coordinator at Binance Smart Chain, give a candid interview discussing...

Jan 14 2022

Why Are NFTs the One Bright Spot in the Crypto Markets?

Avid NFT collector Aftab Hossain (aka @iamDCinvestor on Crypto Twitter) discusses why OpenSea and NFT volumes are popping to start 2022, how LooksRare’s vampire attack is a good thing for the NFT market, and how royalties affect a project’s trading potential. Show topics: why Aftab thinks NFT floor prices are rising and what role...

Jan 13 2022

The Chopping Block: Why the Crypto Markets Have Been Down This Week

The Chopping Block is back! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. Show topics: why crypto assets experienced a drawdown after last week’s FOMC meeting that hinted at accelerated rate hikes...

Jan 11 2022

Can Crypto Be a Force in the Midterms? Yes, Say Kristin Smith and Jake Chervinsky

Kristin Smith, executive director at Blockchain Association, and Jake Chervinsky, head of Policy at Blockchain Association, discuss the current state of crypto regulation. Show topics: why 2021 was a watershed year for crypto regulation and lobbying...

Jan 07 2022

65% of Active Developers Joined Web3 in 2021

Electric Capital’s Maria Shen dives into her company’s recently published research report about Web3 open-source development in 2021 and shares her thoughts and insights on how developers are flocking to Web3 in a manner that goes far beyond just Bitcoin and Ethereum. Show topics: Maria’s biggest takeaways from the Electric Capital...

Jan 04 2022

Crypto 2022 Outlook: Where Will the Markets Go This Year? Plus DeFi and NFTs

Jan 04 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 btc defi dex eth

Larry Cermak, VP of research at The Block, and Igor Igamberdiev, director of research and data at The Block, recap the most significant trends of 2021 (BTC mining, L1s, NFTs, DeFi, venture funding) and discuss what might happen in 2022. Show topics: why 2021 was so significant for the crypto industry...

Dec 31 2021

Song a Day NFTs With Jonathan Mann + Your 2022 Crypto Predictions!

Dec 31 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 crypto dao mongoose coin music

Jonathan Mann has published a song a day for 13 years. On Unchained, he talks about his writing process, how he came up with the idea of publishing his songs as NFTs, his plans for a DAO he created called SongADAO, and more. Show topics: the significance and process of making a song a day for 13 years straight...

Dec 30 2021

The Chopping Block… 2021 in Crypto: The Biggest Winners, Biggest Losers, and Best Memes

Dec 30 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  shows the chopping block unchained

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Chopping Block, a new show on Unchained hosted by Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra, in which they discuss the latest juicy topics in crypto. This week, the four crypto heavyweights take a look back at 2021. Show topics: Biggest winners and losers...

Dec 28 2021

Why NFT OG Mitchell Chan Has Released Just One Project This Year

Dec 28 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 art crypto nfts shows

Mitchell F. Chan, who released one of the first NFT projects on Ethereum back in 2017, discusses his projects, making art on a blockchain, how NFTs are transforming the traditional art world, and more. Show topics: Mitchell’s art career before NFTs...

Dec 21 2021

[Updated] This Noble Family’s Art Was Taken by Nazis, But Is Being Saved by NFTs

Dec 21 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 art crypto nfcastle nfts

The House of Lobkowicz has managed thousands of pieces of art and cultural artifacts, such as hand-annotated manuscripts by Mozart and Beethoven, for hundreds of years. Their collections were confiscated under Nazi and Communist regimes but were returned roughly 30 years ago. Now, the family intends to preserve, study, and share the collection with the world -- and is using NFTs to make...

Dec 14 2021

How Yield Guild Games Is Revolutionizing the Future of Work and Investment

Gabby Dizon, cofounder of Yield Guild Games, discusses his background in gaming, why he started Yield Guild Games, the performance of Axie Infinity, and more. Show topics: how Gabby fell down the crypto rabbit hole what inspired Gabby to...

Dec 10 2021

3 Things SushiSwap Needs to Get in Order, According to Arca

Dec 10 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  0xmaki 2021 daos defi shows

Jeff Dorman, the chief investment officer at Arca, discusses the recent events surrounding SushiSwap, including CTO Joseph Delong’s departure this week, Arca’s proposal to create a hierarchical management structure for SushiSwap, and why Jeff is still excited about Arca’s investment in SushiSwap. Show topics: what SushiSwap is and...

Dec 07 2021

Crypto Philanthropy: How to Donate to Make Real-World Impact

Some of the biggest names in the crypto industry discuss their personal giving philosophies, how blockchain technology could change the dynamics of giving to charity, and which crypto projects are making a lasting real-world impact. Guests include Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital; Caroline Ellison, co-CEO of Alameda Research; and Arthur Breitman, co-founder of Tezos. Show topics:...

Dec 03 2021

How Ryan Zurrer Ended Up Spending the Most on a Single NFT Artwork

Dec 03 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 beeple blockchain crypto ethereum

Ryan Zurrer, founder of Dialectic, a crypto wealth multi-family office, discusses his recent $29 million purchase of Beeple’s Human One and his experience at Art Basel in Miami, along with his thoughts on the NFT space in general. Show highlights: what Human One is and why Ryan purchased it...

Nov 30 2021

Will Solana Be the Execution Layer and Ethereum the Settlement Layer?

Nov 30 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 defi ethereum nfts phantom wallet

On Unchained, two co-founders of Solana Labs, Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal, dive deeply into the Solana ecosystem, discussing everything from the price of SOL to the Solana network outage to the competition between Ethereum and Solana. Show highlights: why Raj thinks SOL’s market cap grew from $86 million to $68 billion in less...

Nov 26 2021

Why Astrologer Maren Altman Believes 2023 Will Bring an Innovative ‘Cyber Pandemic’

Nov 26 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain crypto ethereum

Maren Altman is a professional astrologer and crypto trader. On Unchained, she discusses her end-of-year price target for Bitcoin, how crypto fits into her natal chart, and how she uses planets to divine the price movement of crypto assets. Highlights: why Maren believes she was born to trade cryptocurrencies...

Nov 23 2021

The Tokenomics Episode: Why ‘EIP 1559 Is Like Catnip for Investors’

Two tokenomics experts, Yan Liberman, co-founder of Delphi Digital, and Viktor Bunin, protocol specialist at Coinbase Cloud, discuss their experiences building tokens, their thoughts on the recent ENS/PSP airdrops, and what “fair” token distribution looks like. Show highlights: the definition of tokenomics...

Nov 19 2021

ConstitutionDAO Did Not Win the Auction. But It Demonstrated the Power of DAOs

Nov 19 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 constitutiondao crypto dao eth

Will Papper, SyndicateDAO co-founder and ConstitutionDAO contributor, tells the story of how a group of internet friends came together as a DAO to crowdfund a $41 million bid at a Sotheby’s auction for a physical copy of the US Constitution. Show highlights: how Will and other ConstitutionDAO members feel after losing the auction...

Nov 16 2021

PayPal Would Need These Two Things In Order to Issue a Stablecoin

Nov 16 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 blockchain cbdc crypto ens

Jose Fernandez da Ponte, PayPal’s senior vice president and general manager of blockchain, crypto, and digital currencies, discusses PayPal’s crypto game plan, how CBDCs might be implemented, crypto regulations, and more. Show highlights: Jose’s path to becoming the GM of blockchain, crypto, and digital currencies at PayPal...

Nov 09 2021

NFCastle 2021: Art Controversy – NFTS: Nothing F**king There?

Nov 09 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 blockchain crypto ethereum nft

At Non-Fungible Castle 2021, an NFT exhibition in Prague, four NFT experts debate some of the hottest topics in the metaverse, like how to value NFTs, whether insider trading exists, what makes Ethereum-based NFTS so special, and the environmental impact of NFTs. Guests include Maria Paula Fernandez, co- founder at JPG, Kavita Gupta, cofounder of...