Tag: 2022

May 27 2022

Hester Peirce’s Former Counsel on Terra 2.0, XRP and a Bitcoin Spot ETF

Coy Garrison, former counsel to SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce and partner at Steptoe & Johnson, discusses the role of regulation in the crypto industry and what the SEC could be doing to make crypto a better space. Show notes: how Coy started working with crypto...

May 24 2022

Cobie and Chris Burniske on How to Navigate a Crypto Bear Market – Ep.35

Cobie, co-founder of Lido and UpOnlyTv, and Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder Ventures, talk about surviving a crypto bear market, the Terra collapse, lessons they’ve learned from their mistakes, and much more. Show highlights: whether Chris and Cobie think crypto is in a bear market...

May 20 2022

The 5 Biggest Lessons From Terra/Luna’s Collapse, According to Tascha Che

Tascha Che, founder of Tascha Labs, unpacks the Terra/Luna debacle and reveals what she believes are the five main takeaways from its collapse. Here are some highlights from the show: how stablecoin issuers make money what caused Terra’s...

May 19 2022

The Chopping Block: Kevin Zhou on Why He Knew Terra Would Crash

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Kevin Zhou, the CEO of Galois Capital and long-time critic of UST, also joined the conversation. Show topics: the UST depeg and Terra collapse...

May 17 2022

Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed

Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Venture, Eric Wall, former Chief Investment Officer of Arcane Assets, and Erik Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, discuss what happened with the TerraUSD (UST) and LUNA fiasco, Do Kwon’s responsibility, the impact on the crypto ecosystem, and much more. Show highlights: how Erik used to...

May 13 2022

Did Someone Deliberately Attack Terra/Luna to Kick off a Death Spiral?

Jon Wu, head of growth at Aztec Network, recaps a historically chaotic week in the Terra ecosystem that saw $UST depeg, Anchor depositors flee, and $LUNA fall 99%. Show highlights: how $UST, $LUNA, Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), and Anchor Protocol are supposed to work...

May 10 2022

Will Optimism’s OP Token Draw People Back to Layer 2s on Ethereum?

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Ben Jones, cofounder and chief scientist at Optimism Foundation, discuss the current state of Ethereum Layer 2s, Optimism’s new governance structure, why Synthetix chose to build on Optimism, and more. Show topics: what Optimism and Synthetix are...

May 06 2022

Should Yuga Labs Have Charged More For Its Otherside NFTs?

Eric Golden, the owner of BAYC #7560 and host of Web3 Breakdowns, discusses the Otherdeed NFT drop that stalled Ethereum and burned over $150 million worth of ether. Show topics: what the Otherdeed mint is Why Yuga Labs had buyers undergo a...

May 05 2022

The Chopping Block: Did Andre Cronje Pull an Epic Crypto Rug Pull?

May 05 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 bayc nft bored ape compound defi

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Robert Leshner, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Andre Cronje, the recently retired (sort of) DeFi developer, also joined the conversation. Show topics: why being doxxed led to Andre retiring...

May 03 2022

RAC and David Greenstein on Why Music NFTs Are Better Than Spotify

André Allen Anjos, who is better known as the crypto-friendly artist RAC, and David Greenstein, co-founder of Sound.xyz, a web3 music platform, analyze the current state of the web3 music scene and discuss how artists can leverage web3 tools to get paid at fair market value for their art. Show highlights: RAC’s experience in the traditional...

Apr 30 2022

Top 15 Play-to-Earn Crypto Games to Invest in 2022

For gaming enthusiast, play-to-earn crypto games have provided the opportunity to make money while doing what they love. This article has summed up the top 15 play-to-earn crypto games to invest in 2022. Play-to-earn (P2E) gaming, as the name implies, comprises all games that allow users to earn money while playing. It is a relatively […]

Apr 29 2022

FTX Wants to Compete With CME — Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal

Apr 29 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 cftc chris perkins cme coinfund

Chris Perkins, president of CoinFund, a web3 investment firm, discusses his experience at the Crypto Bahamas conference before diving into an FTX.US proposal that would allow for direct trading of crypto derivatives in the US – which appears to be rocking the boat of certain regulators in D.C. Show topics:...

Apr 26 2022

Amy Wu on Why FTX Is So Excited About Web3 Gaming

Apr 26 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 amy wu ape apecoin dao ftx

Amy Wu, head of FTX ventures and gaming initiatives, discusses her role at FTX, what problems need to be addressed in the web3 gaming world, and her thoughts on APE and Yuga Labs as a board member of Apecoin DAO and investor in Yuga Labs. Show highlights: what Amy does at FTX...

Apr 22 2022

Why the SEC’s Proposed Rules Affecting DeFi Could Violate the First Amendment

Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, discusses a proposed rule by the US Securities and Exchange Commission that has massive implications for the free-speech rights of crypto software developers in the US. Show highlights: why an SEC proposal changing the definition of “exchange” could violate the right to...

Apr 21 2022

The Chopping Block: How to Improve DeFi and Cross-Chain Bridge Security

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Laura Shin, the host of Unchained and author of The Cryptopians, also joined the conversation. Show topics:...

Apr 19 2022

Why Crypto Twitter’s Disrespect Toward Regulators Is a ‘Really Bad Business Decision’

Two policy experts, Chris Lehane, chief strategy officer at Haun Ventures, and Niki Christoff, the founder of Christoff and Co., discuss how the crypto industry has performed in Washington and how it can better educate more regulators and politicians about the technology. Show highlights: Niki and Chris’ background...

Apr 15 2022

Why Ethereum’s Merge Was Delayed and Why It Won’t Reduce Gas Fees Much

Apr 15 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 beacon chain eth eth 2.0 ethereum

Tim Beiko, the Ethereum Foundation coordinator for core developers, discusses his recent estimation that Ethereum’s merge, where the network transitions from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, will be delayed until the second half of 2022. Show topics: what the Ethereum merge is...

Apr 12 2022

Excited About Your Bored Ape or CryptoPunk? Make Sure You Understand Your IP Rights

Stuart Levi, co-head of the Technology Transaction and Intellectual Property Group at Skadden Arps, and Marta Belcher, general counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs, break down the legal issues surrounding NFTs specifically in the context of Yuga Labs’ recent purchase of CryptoPunks and Meebits IP rights. Show highlights: the...

Apr 08 2022

Here’s Why USDN De-Pegged From the Dollar – And Why UST Might Too

Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, discusses a crazy week in the world of algorithmic stablecoins that saw USDN de-peg from the dollar and Terra unveil plans to create a new liquidity pool on Curve to strengthen UST. Show highlights: how USDN and Waves works...

Apr 07 2022

The Chopping Block: Why ‘One Man’s Bug Is Another Man’s Bounty’

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. Show topics: how social engineering was used in the $600 million+ Ronin bridge hack...

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