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Apr 13 2021

Charting Bitcoin’s Growth With Willy Woo and Peter Brandt

In an interview I moderated at Real Vision’s “Crypto Gathering,” Peter L Brandt, veteran trader and publisher of the Factor Report, and Willy Woo, prominent on-chain Bitcoin analyst and author of the “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, discuss Bitcoin charts, trading, and how Bitcoin is evolving as an asset. They cover:...

Apr 06 2021

Mark Cuban on Why He Thinks ETH Is a Better Store of Value Than Bitcoin

Apr 06 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain cbdc crypto

Mark Cuban -- billionaire investor, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and Shark Tank “shark” -- shares his thoughts on the Ethereum vs. BTC debate, issues with DeFi, and how NFTs could change content distribution. Tune in to hear Mark talk about… why ETH is a better store of value than BTC (1:08)...

Mar 30 2021

What Exactly Do You Get When You Buy an NFT? Three Lawyers Discuss

Olta Andoni, fintech and IP Attorney at Zlatkin Wong and adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, Tonya Evans, visiting Full Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law School and host of the podcast Tech Intersect, and Stuart Levi, co-head of the Intellectual Property and Technology practice at Skadden Arps and coordinator of the firm's Blockchain and Digital Asset practice, break...

Mar 26 2021

Tesla Is a HODLer

PLUS: What you need to know about $COIN The SEC received a bitcoin ETF application from Fidelity this week, marking the sixth such filing within the U.S. For a brief second, it also seemed Goldman Sachs filed too, but, as it was later clarified, Goldman only...

Mar 23 2021

Financial Advisors Control $5 Trillion in Investor Wealth. Are They Buying Bitcoin?

Mar 23 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 unchained

Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Engines, and Matthew Kolesky, president at Arbor Capital, discuss the state of Bitcoin adoption amongst financial advisors, who control $5 trillion in investor wealth. In this episode, they talk about: their background and why they got into crypto (1:25)...

Mar 16 2021

How NFTs Are Revolutionizing How Creators Make Money

Mar 16 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 unchained

Jamie Burke, CEO of Outlier Ventures, and Mason Nystrom, a research analyst at Messari, discuss the NFT craze that has enveloped the crypto world over the past few weeks. In this episode, they talk about: their backgrounds, and how they became involved in crypto (1:19)...

Mar 09 2021

Can dYdX Become a Decentralized BitMEX? How It Is Scaling With StarkWare

Mar 09 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 2nd layer blockchain defi dydx

Antonio Juliano, founder of the decentralized exchange dYdX, and Eli Ben- Sasson, cofounder of StarkWare, discuss the recent launch of dYdX on Ethereum layer 2 using StarkWare’s scaling technology. In this episode, they cover: what cross-margin perpetual trading is and why dYdX chose StarkWare to be its scaling partner (1:13)...

Mar 02 2021

Caitlin Long: Why Avanti Will Be a New Kind of Crypto Bank

Mar 02 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 avanti bitcoin blockchain btc

Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Avanti Financial Group, talks about the issues plaguing the current state of technology in traditional finance and how her background as a 22-year Wall Street veteran, gubernatorial appointee to the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, and crypto pioneer is helping her shape Avanti into a bridge between conventional banking and crypto. Tune in to hear Caitlin discuss:...

Feb 23 2021

Paxos’s Chad Cascarilla: How Blockchain Tech Could Prevent Another GameStop/Robinhood

Feb 23 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 banks bitcoin blockchain cbdc

In this episode of Unchained, Chad Cascarilla, CEO and cofounder of Paxos, explains how the 2008 financial crisis led him to crypto, what financial plumbing has to do with GameStop, and how Paxos is leveraging blockchain technology to change financial services. In this episode Chad discusses: his work experience prior to Paxos and...

Feb 16 2021

Stani Kulechov on Why Aave Is So Successful

Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave, comes onto the show to discuss the lending protocol and second-biggest DeFi project by total value locked. Here are some of the highlights: How Stani’s background studying law and his passion for fintech led him to the world of smart contracts (1:53)...

Feb 09 2021

Lyn Alden and Raoul Pal: Is Ethereum a Good Investment?

Feb 09 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bip1559 bitcoin blockchain btc

Lyn Alden, CEO and founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategies, and Raoul Pal, CEO & cofounder of Real Vision Group & Global Macro Investor, explain their thinking about Ethereum and its native token, and talk about their perspective on GameStop. In this episode, we discuss: why Raoul views ether as similar to bitcoin at a...

Feb 02 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Your 2020 Crypto Taxes

In this episode, Shehan Chandrasekara, head of strategy at CoinTracker, and Dan Hannum COO at Zen Ledger, take a deep dive into the world of crypto taxes. Over an hour and fifteen minutes they tackle a bevy of topics ranging from why the IRS is asking about your crypto history to explaining the proper way of reporting yield farming income. Shehan and Dan...

Jan 26 2021

Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Saylor on the Best Way for Companies to Buy Bitcoin

Michael Saylor, CEO and founder of Microstrategy, explains how he decided the publicly traded business data firm needed to put its excess cash in bitcoin and what happened afterward. In this episode, we discuss: why Microstrategy decided to buy Bitcoin, and how the pandemic spurred that...

Jan 19 2021

The SEC’s Lawsuit Against Ripple and 2 Execs: What You Need to Know

Stephen Palley, partner at Anderson Kill. and Gabriel Shapiro, partner at BSV Law, discuss the SEC's lawsuit against Ripple and two executives, Chris Larsen and Bard Garlinghouse. In this episode, they explain: what was so "egregious" that the SEC went after two executives, Chris Larsen and Brad Garlinghouse, were...

Jan 12 2021

Willy Woo: How Bitcoin Reaches up to $300,000 by End of Year

Willy Woo, a prominent on-chain Bitcoin analyst and author of the “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, explains the parabolic activity of Bitcoin in the past month. We cover: why he thinks Bitcoin has more than doubled in the last month...

Jan 05 2021

Central Bank Digital Currencies: How Should Privacy Be Built In?

Jan 05 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 banks blockchain cbdc crypto

This panel, from a panel for the fifth anniversary of Hyperledger, features Rob Palatnick, managing director of global head of technology research and innovation at the DTCC and chairman of the Hyperledger board, Matthieu Saint Olive, Codefi payments product manager and CBDC advisor at ConsenSys, and Robert Bench, assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In this discussion on the...

Dec 29 2020

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 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 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 08 2020

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...

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