Tag: unchained

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 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 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...

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 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 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 10 2021

Is ETH on Its Way to Becoming Ultra-Sound Money? Yes, Says Justin Drake

Aug 10 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 blockchain crypto eip-1559 eth

Ethereum just went through its most complex upgrade ever. Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, discusses what the upgrade, aka the London hard fork, means for ether’s future as what he calls "ultra-sound money." At the end of the episode, he also drops a few Bitcoin hot takes. Show highlights: his...

Aug 03 2021

Can a DeFi Smart Contract Be Regulated? Two CFTC Commissioners Discuss

CFTC Commissioners Dan Berkovitz and Brian Quintenz discuss the difficulties of regulating crypto derivatives and DeFi. Show highlights: their backgrounds what the CFTC’s duties are regarding crypto...

Jul 27 2021

Why ShapeShift’s Erik Voorhees Thinks Toxic Bitcoin Maximalism Is Bullshit

ShapeShift recently announced an intent to decentralize -- a move that would transition the one-time centralized exchange to a full-on DAO. Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, comes onto the show to talk about decentralizing the exchange, along with his thoughts on Bitcoin maximalism and crypto regulation. Show highlights:...

Jul 20 2021

How Ransomware Evolved Into a Big Business

Jul 20 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 unchained

Gurvais Grigg, Chainalysis public sector CTO, and Kim Grauer, director of research at Chainalysis, review the ransomware landscape. Show Highlights: their backgrounds and roles at Chainalysis how a ransomware attack works...

Jul 13 2021

Can a DAO Go to Court? According to Two DAO Legal Experts… Probably

Jul 13 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin curve dao ethereum

Aaron Wright, co-founder of OpenLaw and Professor at Cardozo Law, and Ross Campbell, SushiSwap core developer and LexDAO contributor, discuss the latest breakthroughs and legal implications in the burgeoning world of DAOs. Show highlights: how Aaron and Ross fell down the crypto rabbit hole...

Jul 06 2021

The Bitcoin Hash Rate Has Dropped. How Long Will It Take to Return?

Jul 06 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain china crypto

Kevin Zhang, vice president of business development at Foundry, breaks down the latest developments surrounding China and bitcoin mining. Show highlights: how he came across crypto and which Bitcoin OG he joined at Bitcoin.com...

Jun 29 2021

Ethereum’s EIP-1559 Will Solve Some Problems But Big Ones Will Remain

Jun 29 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 eip-1559 eth ethereum ethereum 2.0

Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, and Tim Beiko, Ethereum Foundation core-dev facilitator, discuss the upcoming upgrade to the Ethereum network, EIP 1559. Show highlights: why Tim believes EIP 1559 is necessary what narrative is driving EIP 1559...

Jun 22 2021

Is Quadriga’s Gerald Cotten Still Alive? The ‘Exit Scam’ Podcast Aims to Answer

Jun 22 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin conspiracy crypto ethereum

Aaron Lammer, author and host of the Exit Scam podcast, recounts the mysterious and controversial death of QuadrigaCX’s founder Gerald Cotton. Show highlights: A quick recap of QuadrigaCX why Aaron felt compelled to create a series on...

Jun 15 2021

Unchained 5-Year Anniversary: AMA With Laura on Her Favorite Guests, Predictions and More

Jun 15 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin crypto cz dao

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Unchained, I answer some questions submitted to me by the audience. In this episode, I cover: what I think about the relationship between psychedelics and crypto the most entertaining guest I’ve interviewed...

Jun 08 2021

Will Bitcoin’s Price Go Up Again? Yes, According to On-Chain Analytics

Willy Woo, on-chain Bitcoin analyst and writer of the Bitcoin Forecast, a market intelligence newsletter, and Rafael Schultze-Kraft, co-founder and CTO of Glassnode, discuss Bitcoin and what the on-chain metrics tell us about the price. Here to discuss is. Episode highlights: what factors pushed the price of BTC down in May...

Jun 01 2021

Nick Tomaino on 1confirmation’s $125 Million Fund and What Future NFTs Will Look Like

Jun 01 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 dao defi ethereum layer 2

Nick Tomaino, general partner of 1confirmation, discusses his firm’s recently announced third fund of $125 million and gives his perspective on many hot crypto topics, such as NFTs, Layer 2 solutions, Polkadot, DAOs, and more. Show highlights: why Nick became interested in crypto and his background...

May 25 2021

How Solana and Binance Smart Chain Could Take Ethereum’s Lead

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, debate the merits of Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain. In this episode, they discuss: why Ethereum is losing market share to Solana and BSC...

May 18 2021

Bitcoin vs. the Petrodollar: Which Is More Environmentally Friendly?

May 18 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin carbon co2 china energy

Last week, Tesla announced they will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for vehicles. In a timely episode, Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation, and James McGinniss, CEO and co-founder of David Energy, come onto the show to discuss Bitcoin, the petrodollar, and how to contextualize the energy usage of the first cryptocurrency (BTC) versus the leading fiat currency...

May 11 2021

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla on How to Avoid Another GameStop

May 11 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 amc blockchain crypto dtcc

In this discussion I moderated for Paxos, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla discuss GameStop, the broken traditional financial infrastructure, and how blockchain technology may change the future of settlements. Show highlights: why Robinhood stopped trading on GameStop and AMC stock earlier this year...

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