Tag: 2020

Dec 31 2020

Why ‘Black Friday’ Was The Best Thing To Happen Bitcoin In 2020

Dec 31 2020 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  2020 bitcoin black thursday btc btcusd

March 12, 2020, will go down in history books as Black Thursday. That day began a two-day, more than 50% collapse in Bitcoin. It also shook the stock market, precious metals, and crypto. But yet, that fateful day in hindsight was the best thing to happen to Bitcoin all year and was a crucial factor in the asset achieving a new all-time high...

Dec 29 2020

Year in Review – These are the “Winner and Loser” Coins of 2020

As 2020 wraps up within 2 days, it is always a good idea to reflect back and look at snapshots that happened throughout the year. It is also the case when it comes to reviewing your portfolio, or even like in this article, see which cryptocurrencies performed best and worst. Although Bitcoin was the talk of the year with its...

2020 Highlights: The Biggest New Stories of the Year in Crypto

Dec 29 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks bitcoin blockchain cbdc

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....

Dec 25 2020

Laura’s Christmas 2020 AMA: Your Questions About Crypto Media and More

Dec 25 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 2021 ama bitcoin black swan

For the holidays, I'm doing two AMAs. In this first of two, I cover: how my book is going tips for aspiring podcasters what it's like being an...

Dec 22 2020

Why Is the Proposed FinCEN Rule for Unhosted Wallets Being Pushed So Quickly?

Dec 22 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks bitcoin blockchain crypto

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...

Dec 18 2020

Beeple on How and Why He Raked In $3.5 Million

Dec 18 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 auction beeple blockchain crypto

Mike Winkelmann, the digital artist also known as Beeple who has made an artwork every day for over 13 years, talks about the NFT auctions he held last weekend, after learning about crypto two months ago. In the show, he discusses: how he got into crypto two months ago, and made $3.5 million in NFT auctions last weekend...

Dec 15 2020

All the Ways Crypto Can Make Gaming More Fun

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....

Dec 11 2020

Why Rohan Grey Believes Stablecoin Issuers Need to Be Banks

Dec 11 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks blockchain cbdc crypto

Rohan Grey, assistant professor at Willamette Law, talks about the STABLE Act, which would require stable coin issuers to obtain a banking charter, require approval from the Federal Reserve and require issuers to have FDIC insurance. In this episode, Grey, an advisor to the bill, discusses: how the past history of financial innovation and events...

Dec 08 2020

The 21 Most Influential Bitcoin Projects And Companies Of 2020

Dec 08 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  2020 best of list for fun

Bitcoin Magazine has compiled this list to highlight the 21 companies and projects that we think did the most for Bitcoin in 2020. We admit that this grouping is far from perfect, but our team did its best to objectively curate those that made the biggest impact on the BTC ecosystem this year. Of course, this was a very difficult process and we...

Can Gavin Wood’s Polkadot ‘Make Blockchain Great Again’?

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 it why he considers Polkadot a meta-protocol...

Dec 04 2020

How to Get Your ETH2 Yield and Take Out a Loan on It

Dec 04 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 unconfirmed

James Slazas, founder and CEO of LiquidStake and DARMA Capital, describes their retail and institutional offerings for customers who want to stake on Ethereum 2.0 but still access the locked-up capital. In this episode, we discuss: what problem LiquidStake solves and how...

Dec 01 2020

Ethereum 2.0: What You Need to Know

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 serve...

Nov 27 2020

Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption With Jeremy Allaire and Meltem Demirors

Nov 27 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin blockchain cbdc circle

This episode is a discussion from Stellar's Meridian conference, in which I moderated the panel, Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption, featuring Jeremy Allaire, cofounder, chairman and CEO of Circle, and Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares. In this discussion, we cover: what adoption means and looks like...

Nov 24 2020

What Fidelity Is Doing With the Bitcoin It’s Mined

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:...

Nov 20 2020

9 Ways Bitcoin Is at an All-Time High

Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, and cofounder and chairman of Coin Metrics, explains why the Bitcoin price has been rising without the retail bubble seen in 2017-2018. In this episode he covers: how this Bitcoin rally differs from the ones in 2017-2018 and why the market is much more mature...

Nov 17 2020

Everything You Need to Know About the Looming Battle Over Privacy in Crypto

Nov 17 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks bitcoin blockchain crypto

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 differ...

Nov 13 2020

Chad Cascarilla on Paxos’s Partnership With PayPal

Nov 13 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks bitcoin blockchain cbdc

Paxos CEO and cofounder Chad Cascarilla discusses his company's partnership with PayPal, which just opened up its crypto purchase and selling product to all its US customers. In this episode, he covers: how Paxos enables PayPal's crypto product the regulatory...

Nov 10 2020

Why Bitcoin Now: Bitcoin Under a Biden Administration

Nov 10 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 biden bitcoin blockchain crypto

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 Bitcoin...

Nov 06 2020

What the Crypto Industry Could See Under a Biden Administration

Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association and a board member of HODLpac, discusses how advocating for crypto will change under what is likely to be a new presidential administration. In this episode she talks about: what crypto advocacy typically entails...

Nov 03 2020

Election Day Retrospective: Looking Back At The Bitcoin Campaign Trail

Nov 03 2020 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  2020 biden bitcoin btc btcusd

Today is Election Day and with it (hopefully) arrives the outcome of one of the most pivotal and polarizing Presidential showdowns in history. It also marks the third election since Bitcoin's inception. On this monumental day, we're looking back at the more than a decade of crypto asset's ongoing campaign trail to take over money. Crypto Campaign Retrospective: Looking Back At Bitcoin Performance...

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