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Mar 05 2021

Is Coinbase Stock a Good Buy? This Analyst Says Yes

Mar 05 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 amazon bitcoin blockchain coin

Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson, talks about the upcoming Coinbase direct listing and his recent research note, “Introducing Crypto’s Amazon Moment.” In this episode, Gil discusses: his crypto background, including his experience as the first Wall Street analyst to cover Bitcoin back in 2013 (1:27)...

The IRS Clarifies Its Position on Crypto Purchases

Mar 05 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  bitcoin blockchain btc coinbase crypto

PLUS: NFTs are going mainstream This week saw Bitcoin and Ethereum stay relatively flat, hovering around $49,000 and $1,500, respectively. While the two most prominent cryptocurrencies languished, the rest of the market had a vibrant seven days. Non-fungible tokens continue to push the boundaries of digital ownership and artistic control. Kings of...

Mar 02 2021

Caitlin Long: Why Avanti Will Be a New Kind of Crypto Bank

Mar 02 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 avanti bitcoin blockchain btc

Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Avanti Financial Group, talks about the issues plaguing the current state of technology in traditional finance and how her background as a 22-year Wall Street veteran, gubernatorial appointee to the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, and crypto pioneer is helping her shape Avanti into a bridge between conventional banking and crypto. Tune in to hear Caitlin discuss:...

Feb 26 2021

Coinbase’s S-1: The Number That May Make the Exchange Nervous

Feb 26 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain coinbase crypto

Jeff Roberts, executive editor at Decrypt and author of “King of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest to take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street” talks about Coinbase going public. In this episode we discuss: Jeff's biggest takeaways from Coinbase’s S-1 filing (0:56)...

The One 👀 Figure in the Coinbase S-1

Feb 26 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  binance bitcoin blockchain bnb coinbase

MicroStrategy and Square stack more sats Another week, another Bitcoin all- time high and, of course, a precipitous 20% drop following the $58k peak. Diamond hands held, laser eyes meme-ed, and I made a guest appearance in a Wall Street Bets tweet … if...

Feb 23 2021

Paxos’s Chad Cascarilla: How Blockchain Tech Could Prevent Another GameStop/Robinhood

Feb 23 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 banks bitcoin blockchain cbdc

In this episode of Unchained, Chad Cascarilla, CEO and cofounder of Paxos, explains how the 2008 financial crisis led him to crypto, what financial plumbing has to do with GameStop, and how Paxos is leveraging blockchain technology to change financial services. In this episode Chad discusses: his work experience prior to Paxos and...

Feb 19 2021

Girl Gone Crypto: How These Wildly Entertaining Crypto Videos Get Made

Lea Thompson, aka Girl Gone Crypto, talks about what goes into producing her popular “The Crypto Minute” vlog, what initially got her into crypto, and her recent decision to quit her day job and go full time crypto. In this episode we discuss: what “The Crypto Minute” is all about, and all the crypto video content she produces...

A $300k BTC By EOY?

Feb 19 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  newsletters

Plus, an ETF … February 12th marked the start of the Chinese calendar and began the year of the Ox, possibly a serendipitous sign for the continuation of the 2021 crypto bull run… if you needed any other signs to convince you. This week was busy enough that...

Feb 16 2021

Stani Kulechov on Why Aave Is So Successful

Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave, comes onto the show to discuss the lending protocol and second-biggest DeFi project by total value locked. Here are some of the highlights: How Stani’s background studying law and his passion for fintech led him to the world of smart contracts (1:53)...

Feb 12 2021

Michael Moro on Tesla’s BTC Buy and the New Genesis Treasury

Feb 12 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 unconfirmed

Michael Moro, CEO of Genesis Global, discusses Tesla’s purchase of $1.5 billion in bitcoin and Genesis’s new unit: Genesis Treasury. He also talks about how demand has shaped Genesis’ bitcoin and crypto offerings over the years, which events have acted as catalysts for institutional demand, and what Genesis is expecting in 2021. In this episode Michael covers:...

$41 Trillion in AUM

Feb 12 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  newsletters

And an interest in crypto There was a flood of crypto headlines this week sparked by Tesla’s announcement Monday of a $1.5 billion dollar bitcoin...

Feb 09 2021

Lyn Alden and Raoul Pal: Is Ethereum a Good Investment?

Feb 09 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bip1559 bitcoin blockchain btc

Lyn Alden, CEO and founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategies, and Raoul Pal, CEO & cofounder of Real Vision Group & Global Macro Investor, explain their thinking about Ethereum and its native token, and talk about their perspective on GameStop. In this episode, we discuss: why Raoul views ether as similar to bitcoin at a...

Feb 05 2021

Why Asia Is So Important to Crypto

Feb 05 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 unconfirmed

Mira Christanto, research analyst at Messari, recently wrote a comprehensive report on the crypto scene in Asia. In this episode, she covers cultural differences in crypto trading between East and West, plus gives us the latest on the diverse regulatory landscape within this large region. Some topics covered in this show include:...

$25 billion in institutional bitcoin by EOY?

Plus: Coinbase’s current implied valuation Validation of crypto by established financial services companies came in a big way this week, with PayPal and Visa looking at how the company direction could involve crypto. Similarly, Microstrategy’s Bitcoin for Corporations event drew more than 5,000 attendees, with one speaker estimating that by year’s...

Feb 02 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Your 2020 Crypto Taxes

In this episode, Shehan Chandrasekara, head of strategy at CoinTracker, and Dan Hannum COO at Zen Ledger, take a deep dive into the world of crypto taxes. Over an hour and fifteen minutes they tackle a bevy of topics ranging from why the IRS is asking about your crypto history to explaining the proper way of reporting yield farming income. Shehan and Dan...

Jan 29 2021

Why the GameStop Insanity Is So Similar to Crypto

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and founder of FTX, describes what happened between the Subreddit Wall Street Bets and hedge funds around the stock of GameStop this week. In this episode, he covers: what happened with the stock of video game retailer GameStop this week...

How GameStop Is Like Crypto

Jan 29 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  newsletters

\+ Michael Saylor on Unchained Aside from the news that Coinbase will go public via a direct listing, it was a somewhat quiet news week in crypto. However, Crypto Twitter was following every twist and turn of the GameStop epic. On Unconfirmed, Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX and I discuss the GameStop saga -- how it was similar to the way crypto markets function,...

Jan 26 2021

Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Saylor on the Best Way for Companies to Buy Bitcoin

Michael Saylor, CEO and founder of Microstrategy, explains how he decided the publicly traded business data firm needed to put its excess cash in bitcoin and what happened afterward. In this episode, we discuss: why Microstrategy decided to buy Bitcoin, and how the pandemic spurred that...

Jan 22 2021

Is Tether a Fraud? Its Bank Says It’s Not

Gregory Pepin, deputy CEO of Deltec Bank and Trust, responds to allegations in a blog post by the pseudonymous Crypto Anonymous, that Tether is a "highly probably fraud." In this episode, he covers: how Deltec accounts for its reserves, and why they didn't show up on Crypto Anonymous's blog post...

What $8 Trillion Could Do in Bitcoin

Jan 22 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  newsletters

\+ the only remaining regulatory question mark This was a big week for Bitcoin, when the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, indicated that two of its funds may invest in bitcoin futures. And Goldman Sachs may be looking to get into the custody game. These news bits are being shored up by on-chain movements, according to Willy Woo. Crypto, generally, also had a...

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