Tag: unchained

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 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...

Aug 02 2022

How Will Inflation Impact Crypto? Lyn Alden and Mauricio Di Bartolomeo Explain – Ep.380

Aug 02 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 blockfi bonds bukele celsius

Lyn Alden, Founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, and Mauricio di Bartolomeo, Co-founder of Ledn, discuss how inflation could affect the digital asset industry.Show highlights: how Mauricio’s upbringing in Venezuela and firsthand experience with inflation led him to Bitcoin what a “long-term debt cycle” is and why Lyn thinks the 2020s could be similar to the 1930s and 1940s the difference between...

Jul 29 2022

Why the Crypto Industry Believes SEC Regulation by Enforcement Hurts US Consumers – Ep. 378

Marisa Tashman, policy counsel at Blockchain Association, analyzes the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to name nine tokens as securities and investigate whether Coinbase lists securities.Show highlights: why the SEC named tokens as securities in an insider trading case where no exchanges or token teams are listed as defendants what happens if the Coinbase insider trading case is settled or...

Jul 26 2022

Why the Messy 3AC, Celsius, and Voyager Bankruptcies Will Drag on for Years – Ep.377

Two crypto law experts, WassieLawyer and Adam Levitin, analyze the bankruptcies of 3AC, Celsius, and Voyager. Show highlights: the difference between Voyager and Celsius “custody” and “earn” deposits why Celsius commingling customer custody and earn deposits could make it harder for creditors to get their money back what similarities and differences the Voyager and Celsius bankruptcies have how Chapter 11...

Jul 22 2022

Why 3AC’s Collapse Could Spell the Start of a Crypto Credit Crunch – Ep. 376

Adam Cochran, partner at Cinneamhain Ventures, discusses the impact of 3AC’s impending liquidation. Show topics: why 3AC founders (and family members) are listing themselves as creditors what the “corporate veil” is and why it matters regarding 3AC where retail investors stand in the pecking order of creditors why Adam doesn’t believe we know the full story about 3AC’s downfall, despite liquidators leaking a...

Jul 19 2022

Bitcoin in El Salvador: Why Would Cypherpunks Support Government-Mandated Bitcoin Adoption? – Ep. 375

Nelson Rauda, Salvadoran journalist for El Faro, comes to talk about the impact of Bitcoin in El Salvador, the needs of Salvadoran people, Bitcoin City and the Bitcoin Bond, and much more. Show highlights: Nelson’s story and how he began covering BTC what kind of politician and president Nayib Bukele was before BTC what the financial reality was for Salvadoran people before the...

Jul 15 2022

Three Crypto Bankruptcies: 3AC, Celsius and Voyager. What Happens Now?- Ep. 374

In a highly educational conversation, Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, discusses the bankruptcy and liquidation of Three Arrows Capital, plus sheds light on similar processes unfolding with Celsius and Voyager. Show highlights: Wassielawyer’s experience as a lawyer and his professional background what the liquidation process looks like and what drives a company to get into this situation what...

Jul 12 2022

Post-Merge, If Lido Becomes Dominant, What Does That Mean for Ethereum? – Ep. 372

Ryan Berckmans, Ethereum investor and community member, and Alexandre Bergeron, Bitcoin investor, discuss Lido’s dominance as a liquid staking provider, whether that issue can be resolved, and how it could be a centralizing force for Ethereum. Show highlights: what stETH is, what the uses cases are for stETH, and why it is important how Lido had a first-mover advantage and how that...

Jul 08 2022

How Helium Uses Crypto to Grow Decentralized Wifi and Mobile Networks – Ep. 371

Amir Haleem, CEO of Nova Labs and founder of Helium, talks about the use cases for Internet of Things (IoT), how blockchain and crypto help to construct a decentralized internet infrastructure, and what is the future of Helium. Show highlights: what Helium is and what it is trying to solve how, after struggling for years, introducing crypto tokens, finally helped Helium grow who...

Jul 05 2022

In the Recent Crypto Market Meltdown, What Role Did Lido’s stETH Play? – Ep. 370

Jul 05 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 bitcoin collapse contagion crypto

Hasu, strategic advisor to Lido, and Tarun Chitra, founder of Gauntlet, explain everything about staked ETH, aka stETH, how it should be priced, Lido’s market dominance, and much more. Show highlights: the role of Lido, what stETH is, and what its benefits are whether Ethereum’s lack of delegated proof of stake contributes to the need for stETH why stETH is not mispriced and...

Jul 01 2022

Oslo Freedom Forum: How NFTs Helped Chinese Dissident Artist Badiucao Evade Censorship – Ep. 369

Jul 01 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 artist badiucao china gray area

Badiucao, Chinese artist and activist, talks about the importance of NFTs for political activism, the role of China in his career as an artist, the significance of blockchain technologies to resist censorship, and much more. Show highlights: why Badiucao became an artist and how the censorship in China brought him to NFTs how Badiucao only learned about Tiananmen Square when he was 22...

Jun 30 2022

The Chopping Block: Here’s What Was So Bad About Three Arrows Capital – Ep. 368

Jun 30 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 3ac contagion dai defi

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, Taylor Monahan, matriarch of Metamask, joins the show to discuss the contagion of major crypto firms, the bear market, SBF saving crypto, and much more! Show topics: The importance of UX and security How...

Jun 28 2022

Does Venture Capital Investment Violate the Ethos of Crypto? Sequoia Says No – Ep. 367

Shaun Maguire and Michelle Bailhe, partners at Sequoia, discuss their long term view and thesis about crypto, what do they look for to invest in a crypto project, the takeaways from the blowup of Terra, the insolvency of crypto companies, and much more. Show highlights: what is Sequoia’s long term view and thesis about the crypto industryhow different our lives will look...

Jun 24 2022

Solend and Bancor Drama: Did These DAOs Violate the Ethos of Crypto? – Ep. 366

Jun 24 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 bancor bitcoin blockchain crypto

Derek Hsue, cofounder at Reverie, discusses the recent controversial decisions by Solend DAO and Bancor, the importance of establishing processes for black swan events, and whether decentralized governance truly exists. Show highlights: what situation prompted Solend to feel it was in jeopardy what Solend DAO’s response was to that situation why Derek views it as “the nuclear option” why the proposal sparked an...

Jun 21 2022

CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham on Why US Crypto Regulators Get a B- Ep. 365

Jun 21 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 shows unchained

Caroline Pham, commissioner at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, discusses how we should build a regulatory framework for crypto assets, whether the SEC and CFTC should work together, what were the consequences of the Terra collapse, and much more. Show highlights: how Cmr. Pham got started in crypto and became a CFTC commissioner the importance of the regulatory strategy around crypto what crypto’s...

Jun 17 2022

Why Possible Insolvencies by Celsius and 3AC Could Spell Disaster for Crypto – Ep. 364

Mika Honkasalo, independent crypto researcher, discusses what is happening with Celsius and Three Arrows Capital, the importance of having proper risk management, and the contagion effects on the industry. Show highlights: why is it so significant that Celsius paused withdrawals...

Jun 14 2022

The Legal and Regulatory Fallout From Terra’s Collapse: Who Will Pay? – Ep. 363

Olta Andoni, deputy general counsel at Ava Labs, and Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, discuss the Terra stablecoin meltdown, implications for impending international regulations, and the history of stablecoin regulation internationally. Topics covered include: What the most...

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