Tag: 2020

Oct 20 2020

Ether Price Analysis – 3 things to know before 2021

Oct 20 2020 Published at CryptoTicker under tags  2020 crypto ether ethereum ethereum 2.0

Ether is still a much-undervalued cryptocurrency, especially before the launch of ETH2.0. The year 2020 was a good year for the coin that brings "Smart Contracts", a much-needed element in today’s world....

How This DOJ Strike Force Hunts Down Cryptocurrency Criminals

Oct 20 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin blockchain crime crypto

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...

Oct 16 2020

What You Need to Know About the DOJ’s Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

Oct 16 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin bitmex blockchain cftc

Jessie Liu, partner at Skadden and the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, headed up the team that has prosecuted what some believe is the greatest number of cryptocurrency crimes worldwide — Welcome to Video, Dark Scandals, Helix, North Korea, Hamas/Al Qaeda and ISIS. In this episode, she discusses: how she came to create a Threat...

Oct 13 2020

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on BitMEX, DeFi and a Token Safe Harbor

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 penalty...

Oct 09 2020

Abuse and Ethical Lapses: What Happened When Justin Sun Acquired BitTorrent

Freelance reporter and audio producer Chris Harland-Dunaway speaks about his long investigative story on Tron founder Justin Sun after his acquisition of BitTorrent. In this episode, Harland-Dunaway describes: how after his acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent Justin Sun straddled the China-West divide...

Oct 06 2020

Can Solana Seize Marketshare From Ethereum With Serum?

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:...

Oct 02 2020

Coinbase in Turmoil: Why Employees Walked Out

Oct 02 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin bitmex blockchain coinbase

Frank Chaparro, director of news at The Block, discusses a controversial blog post by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong about how the company intends to take an apolitical stance, the pushback it received afterward, and the company's offer of generous exit packages for employees who disagree: why CEO Brian Armstrong wrote the blog post stating...

Sep 29 2020

Why Bitcoin Now: Andreas Antonopoulos and Dan Held on Bitcoin’s Monetary Policy

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...

Sep 25 2020

Why NFTs Are Attracting Everyday People to Crypto

Jake Brukhman, cofounder and CEO of CoinFund, explains why people are excited about non-fungible tokens, how they can be used, and what new behaviors and businesses they might enable. He discusses: what a NFT or non-fungible token is how they can be "liquid...

Sep 22 2020

How Matthew Leising Confronted His Suspects in the DAO Attacks

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...

Sep 18 2020

The First Crypto Bank: What Kraken Financial Will Do and How

David Kinitsky, CEO of Kraken Financial, talks about Kraken's news that it is launching a bank, after receiving approval to form a special purpose depository institution (SPDI) from the state of Wyoming. He discusses: why Kraken decided to become a crypto bank, and what it will be able to do with this status...

Sep 15 2020

Andre Cronje of Yearn Finance on YFI and the Fair Launch: ‘I’m Lazy’

Sep 15 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 amm balancer blockchain chainlink

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...

Sep 11 2020

How SushiSwap Proved That Liquidity Is Not a Moat

Sep 11 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 amm bitcoin blockchain crypto

0xMaki, a cofounder of SushiSwap explains how and why he got involved in this project forked from SushiSwap, why he thinks his view of decentralization differs from that of many centralized teams that being such projects, and what the benefits of the SushiSwap vampire mining scheme have been. He discusses: how and why he got involved in...

Sep 08 2020

Olaf Carlson-Wee: ‘If There Is a Money-Losing Exploit, the Money Is Gone’

Sep 08 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin blockchain compound cosmos

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't...

Sep 04 2020

SushiSwap Takes On Uniswap: Which Should Win and Why?

Nadav Hollander, cofounder and CEO of Dharma, discusses the war currently being waged between Uniswap and SushiSwap, how this is driving up fees on Ethereum, and how Dharma's product can get around them. In this episode we discuss: why he conceptually supports SushiSwap and fair launch coins...

Sep 01 2020

Why Decentralized Trading Has 10Xed in a Few Months

Sep 01 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 amm blockchain crv crypto

Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, and Dan Robinson, research partner at Paradigm, discuss the explosion in decentralized exchange activity on automated market makers from $1 billion earlier this year to more than $10 billion in August. Why trading in automated market makers has 8xed in a few months...

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