Tag: shows

Oct 15 2021

What Is the Role of Investors in a Decentralized World?

Four investors talk about the decentralized web, explain how the crypto industry is improving upon Web 2, and discuss what can be done to increase diversity and financial inclusion within Web 3. Featuring Rik Willard, founder of Agentic Group, Thomas France, co-founder of Cygni Capital, Dylan Hixon, president of Arden Road Investments, and Nick Grossman,general partner at Union Square Ventures . Show highlights:...

Oct 12 2021

Visa Is Building Infrastructure for NFTs, Smart Contracts, and L2s. Why?

Oct 12 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 blockchain cbdcs crypto l2s

Cuy Sheffield, Visa’s head of crypto, discusses Visa’s crypto game plan, stablecoin regulation, NFTs, and more. Show highlights: Cuy’s background and his journey down the crypto rabbit hole how Visa and cryptocurrency can coexist...

Oct 08 2021

Why It Doesn’t Make Sense to Compare Lightning to DeFi

Oct 08 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin crypto defi el salvador

Ryan Gentry, business development lead at Lightning Labs, discusses the latest updates on the Lightning Network, the layer 2 solution for Bitcoin. Highlights: how Lightning Network is bringing Bitcoin to the masses through partnerships with Twitter, Substack, and Paxful...

Oct 05 2021

How the Greatest Decentralizing Force for Crypto Projects Is the SEC

How does the SEC determine if a token is a security? Why is DeFi particularly hard to regulate? What will regulators do about stablecoins? On Unchained, Greg Xethalis, chief compliance officer at Multicoin Capital, and Collins Belton, founding partner at Brookwood P.C., dive into crypto regulation, discussing securities laws, DeFi regulation, and why the US should be promoting stablecoins rather than trying to...

How the Greatest Decentralizing Force for Crypto Projects Is the SEC

Oct 05 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 shows unchained

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Oct 01 2021

People Expected a Big SEC Enforcement Action This Week. What Happened?

Oct 01 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 cftc coinbase crypto defi

Stephen Palley, partner at Anderson Kill, discusses a few hot-button crypto regulatory issues like lending products, whether DeFi protocols fall under the SEC’s purview, and more. Show highlights: why Stephen thinks the SEC and CFTC did not announce more extensive crypto enforcement news this week...

Sep 28 2021

Crypto Actually Fixes This: How Code to Inspire Uses Crypto in Afghanistan

Fereshteh Forough is the founder and CEO of Code to Inspire, a coding school for girls in Afghanistan. She discusses her background as a refugee, how she uses crypto to fund the school and pay students, and how the US military’s departure has affected student life. Topics include: Fereshteh’s journey from refugee to computer...

Sep 24 2021

How SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s Views on Crypto Have Changed Since His MIT Days

Sep 24 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 cftc coinbase defi gary gensler

Nik De, managing editor for global policy and regulation at CoinDesk, stops by Unconfirmed to discuss the current state of crypto regulation, including recent comments by SEC Chair Gary Gensler on stablecoins and why Coinbase decided to sideline its Lend product. Highlights: Nik’s biggest takeaway from Gary Gensler’s interview with...

Sep 21 2021

How OG Crypto Artist Rhea Myers Sold a Never-Seen Artwork at Sotheby’s

Sep 21 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 art bitcoin blockchain coin artist

Rhea Myers, artist, hacker, writer, and senior smart contract developer at Dapper Labs, has been making crypto art before NFTs were a thing. Check out this episode to learn about Rhea’s work as an OG crypto artist, why she believes concerns over NFT energy consumption are overblown, and how NFTs are changing the art world. Show highlights...

Sep 17 2021

Solana’s Outage Lasted 17 Hours. What Does This Mean for Decentralization?

Sep 17 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 blockchain crypto ido regulation

Aidan Mott, research analyst at Messari, discusses Solana’s network restart that resulted in the blockchain going dark for 17 hours earlier this week. Show highlights: when Solana validators noticed something was wrong and how they responded...

Sep 14 2021

Can Bitcoin Be Secured Only by Transaction Fees? Two Researchers Sound Off

Sep 14 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 shows unchained

Once the block reward diminishes greatly, can Bitcoin be secured only by transaction fees? On Unchained, Bitcoin writer Vijay Boyapati and Ethereum Foundation’s Justin Drake debate the merits of Bitcoin’s security model, which Drake says will largely rely on transaction fees as soon as within 20-30 years, not in 100+ years. Highlights:...

Sep 10 2021

Was Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Entitled to a Meeting With the SEC?

Sep 10 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain coinbase crypto

Ephrat Livni, a DealBook business and policy reporter at the New York Times, discusses Coinbase’s fight with the SEC over its Lend product and El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender. Show highlights: why Coinbase is unhappy with what it calls the SEC’s “sketchy” behavior...

Sep 07 2021

How Crypto Streaming Service Audius Hit Six Million Monthly Active Users

Sep 07 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 audius ethereum music shows

Audius, a blockchain native music streaming platform, hit six million monthly active users in August and announced a partnership with TikTok. Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius, talks about how Audius works, AUDIO tokenomics, the give and take of decentralization, and more. Show highlights: what problems Audius is solving...

Sep 03 2021

Why the FTX.US/LedgerX Deal Indicates Crypto M&A Might Start Booming

Sep 03 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 derivatives ftx ftx.us hermez

Steven Ehrlich, director of research for digital assets at Forbes, discusses the FTX.US-LedgerX merger, what to expect from FTX going forward, DeFi regulation, and more. Show highlights: why the FTX.US acquisition of...

Aug 31 2021

How Pplpleasr Helped Fortune Magazine Sell More Than $1 Million in NFTs

Aug 31 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 crypto dao nft shows

Pplpleasr, the artist behind Fortune magazine’s recent crypto cover and Uniswap’s V3 announcement animation, talks about her crypto journey and how NFTs are changing the game for creators. Show highlights: how not getting a job at Apple changed her life forever...

Aug 27 2021

How Another NFT Trend, .eth Names, Has Attracted the Likes of Budweiser

Aug 27 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 shows unconfirmed

Nick Johnson, lead developer at the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), talks about making Ethereum human-readable, why Budweiser purchased an NFT, how purchasing an ENS works, and more. Show highlights: what ENS does and why it is important why...

Aug 24 2021

BitGo on Why the Travel Rule Should Not Apply to Digital Assets

BitGo CEO Mike Belshe and COO Jeff Horowitz talk about one of the hottest topics facing the crypto industry today: regulation. They discuss… what BitGo does why Jeff left his successful TradFi career to go crypto...

Aug 20 2021

SOL Is Up 3,800% YTD. Could It Eventually Displace Ethereum?

Aug 20 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitclout blockchain crypto defi

SOL is up 75% over the past seven days, 205% in the past month, and 3,800% YTD. On Unchained, Multicoin Capital’s Kyle Samani discusses the DeFi projects fueling Solana’s growth, why he thinks Solana could make Ethereum obsolete, and the spectrum of decentralization. Show highlights: what factors have contributed to SOL’s growth...

Aug 17 2021

On-Chain Analytics Show ETH Accumulation Is Greater Than That of BTC

Aug 17 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain crypto defi

NFTs are the talk of the metaverse, EIP 1559 just went live, and DeFi stats are rebounding. On Unchained, Fredrik Haga, cofounder and CEO at Dune Analytics, along with Richard Chen, general partner at 1confirmation, discuss the booming Ethereum ecosystem through the lens of on-chain data, diving into NFTs, DeFi, ETH, and their favorite layer 2s. Show highlights:...

Aug 13 2021

Why Did the Poly Network Attacker Return Half the Money They Stole?

Aug 13 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bsc crypto defi eth

Poly Network, a cross-chain DeFi protocol, recently suffered a $600M hack -- the largest DeFi exploit in crypto history. Mudit Gupta, security researcher and SushiSwap dev, breaks down the attack, explaining how it occurred, why the hacker is returning the funds, and what Poly Network should do next. Show highlights: how Poly...

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