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Sep 24 2022

The Chopping Block: Why ETH Dumped So Hard After the Merge – Ep. 400

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. Show topics: Why the ETH price slumped after the Merge even though it was successful Whether the BTC security model is flawed and why Robert thinks Bitcoin will change Why Tarun thinks Bitcoin won’t change...

Sep 20 2022

Is Bitcoin Doomed to Fail? Eric Wall and Justin Bons Face Off – Ep. 398

In a heated debate, Eric Wall, crypto blogger and investor, and Justin Bons, founder and chief investment officer of Cyber Capital, discuss Bitcoin’s security model, whether there are fundamental flaws in its design, and which is the best consensus mechanism. Show highlights: why Justin stopped believing in Bitcoin and why he calls it “technically one of the worst cryptocurrencies” how Eric’s views on...

Sep 16 2022

Did the Merge Make Ethereum ‘the Most Secure Blockchain in the World’? – Ep. 397

Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, talks about the Merge, how this transition affects Bitcoin, where Ethereum’s road map is going, and more. Show highlights: how Justin was feeling prior to and during the Merge whether the upgrade is complete or there are other things to watch out for why Ethereum has slashing is a better form of removing any attackers the...

Sep 14 2022

The Chopping Block: ETHPoW Is ‘a Terrible Way to Fork the Blockchain’ – Ep. 396

Sep 14 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 ava labs avalanche bat coinbase

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Emin Gün Sirer, the emperor of Avalanche, also joined the conversation Show topics: Gün’s take on the Ava...

Sep 13 2022

How Traders Are Thinking About the Merge — and a Potential ETHPoW Chain – Ep. 395

Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, and Evgeny Gaevoy, founder and CEO of Wintermute, discuss how to trade the Ethereum Proof of Work fork, what the market is telling about the Merge, and whether the Merge affects Bitcoin. Show highlights: what will happen at the time of the Merge according to Kevin and whether there’s uncertainty when the ETH Proof of Work chain...

Sep 09 2022

Preston Van Loon on Ethereum’s Merge and His Lawsuit Against Treasury- Ep.394

Preston Van Loon, cofounder and Ethereum core developer at Prysmatic Labs, talks about the Merge, its impact on an environmental level, and why he is a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Treasury Department over Tornado Cash. Show highlights: what the Merge is on a technical level and what its impact will be whether the proof of stake consensus mechanism makes the network...

Sep 06 2022

Arthur Hayes, Former Ethereum Skeptic, on Why the Merge Makes Him Bullish on ETH – Ep. 393

Arthur Hayes, cofounder of BitMex, discusses how he’s trading the Merge, the impact of macroeconomic policy in the markets, his career as a writer, and much more. Show highlights: how crypto is reconfiguring how humans do finance over the internet why Arthur initially thought Ethereum was worthless how NFTs allow users to trade human culture and will unlock trillions of dollars of value...

Sep 03 2022

The Chopping Block: Why DeFi May Be Over-Complying With Tornado Cash Sanctions – Ep. 392

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi and Tom Schmidt chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Jill Gunter, the empress of Espresso, also joined the conversation. Show topics: Whether product management is the new consulting What is going to happen with macroeconomics and whether monetary policy is data-driven Why Jill’s faith is...

Sep 02 2022

How a16z’s New NFT Licenses Hope to Solve Rights Problems for Creators and Buyers – Ep.391

Miles Jennings, general counsel at a16z crypto, talks about its new “can’t be evil” NFT licenses and how they help to solve many problems within the NFT industry. Show highlights: what “can’t be evil” NFT licenses are and what problems they solve what can these licenses achieve for content creators which are the five rights that the licenses address whether the NFT...

Aug 30 2022

Given the Sanctions on Tornado Cash, Is Ethereum Censorship Resistant? – Ep. 390

Andrew Hinkes, partner at K&L Gates and adjunct professor at NYU, and Martin Koeppelman, cofounder of Gnosis, talk about the sanctions on Tornado Cash, how they will impact Ethereum on the base layer, and the likelihood of having two chains. Show highlights: the legal meaning of the OFAC sanctions on Tornado Cash and why it is causing complications how legislation is built for...

Aug 26 2022

With the Merge, Will Ethereum Take Over Bitcoin’s Title as Digital Gold? – Ep. 389

Travis Kling, Chief Investment Officer at Ikigai Asset Management, talks about how ETH changes after the Merge, what factors are going to affect its price action, and whether it can decouple from traditional assets. Show highlights: how the supply and demand dynamics of ETH will change after the Merge why he believes the Merge is the most significant catalyst in crypto history what...

Aug 23 2022

Why Is Ethereum Trying to Maximize Value From Users? Two Sides Debate – Ep. 388

Stephane Gosselin, cofounder and chief architect of Flashbots, and Uri Klarman, CEO of Bloxroute Labs, joined Unchained to discuss everything about MEV, an especially important topic now with the Merge coming. Show highlights: what MEV is, how it works under Proof of Work some examples of MEV, like frontrunning and arbitrage how MEV is a rabbit hole full of monsters the role of...

Aug 19 2022

Is TRM Labs Blocking Addresses From DeFi Protocols? Ari Redbord Says No – Ep.387

Aug 19 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 ari redbord cftc laura shin ofac

Ari Redbord, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, talks about the sanctions on Tornado Cash, and the role of blockchain analytics tools in crypto. Show highlights: Ari’s background as a federal prosecutor and his work for the US Treasury why regulators sanctioned Tornado Cash, according to Ari why the Ronin hack was important for regulators to start taking DeFi hacks...

Aug 18 2022

The Chopping Block: Did OFAC Overstep by Sanctioning Tornado Cash? – Ep. 386

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. In this episode, Laura Shin, host of Unchained and author of The Cryptopians, also joined the conversation. Show topics: What Tornado Cash is and why it got sanctioned by the OFAC The difference between Tornado Cash and...

Aug 16 2022

Coinbase CPO Surojit Chatterjee Explains Why He Believes the Exchange Will Win- Ep. 385

Aug 16 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 banks binance bitcoin blockchain

Surojit Chatterjee, chief product officer at Coinbase, comes to talk about what products Coinbase is building, how it can thrive in such a competitive landscape, how to onboard billions of users into crypto, and much more. Show highlights: how Surojit got into crypto and ended up at Coinbase what sets Coinbase apart from the competition how to bring billions of customers to crypto...

Aug 12 2022

Tornado Cash Sanctioned. Did the Government Overstep Its Bounds? – Ep. 384

Jerry Brito, executive director of Coin Center, talks about Tornado Cash, why it was sanctioned, and what this means for privacy in crypto. Show highlights: what Blender.io is and how it relates to Tornado Cash how hackers have used Tornado Cash to launder money whether the Office of Foreign Assets Control made a mistake, according to Jerry how...

Aug 11 2022

The Chopping Block: How to Manage MakerDAO, With Hasu and Rune – Ep.383

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Hasu, the gourmand of governance and Rune Christensen, chief mischief maker at MKR, discuss how to manage a DAO, their respective visions for MakerDAO, and much more....

Aug 09 2022

Will the Nomad Mass Looting Change How Law Enforcement Treats DeFi Hacks? – Ep. 382

Aug 09 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 shows unchained

Layne Haber, Co-founder of Connext Network, discusses the Nomad bridge hack, how it happened, and what can be done to prevent these exploits. Show highlights: what Nomad is and how it works how the hack occurred and what the vulnerability was how much TVL the protocol had and how much of it was drained why the Nomad hack was unique how this exploit...

Aug 05 2022

[Updated] Why Kevin Zhou Believes Ethereum Will Have 3 Forks After the Merge – Ep. 381

Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, comes to talk about the possibility of a Proof of Work chain on Ethereum after the Merge, the LUNA death spiral, how he plans to play the Merge, and much more… Show highlights: how Kevin got started in crypto what Galois Capital is and what its investment thesis is why Kevin was more vocal than most about...

Aug 04 2022

Why Kevin Zhou Believes Ethereum Will Have 3 Forks After the Merge – Ep. 381

Aug 04 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 shows unchained

Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, comes to talk about the possibility of a Proof of Work chain on Ethereum after the Merge, the LUNA death spiral, how he plans to play the Merge, and much more… Show highlights: how Kevin got started in crypto what Galois Capital is and what its investment thesis is why Kevin was more vocal than most about...

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