Tag: unconfirmed

Jan 22 2021

Is Tether a Fraud? Its Bank Says It’s Not

Gregory Pepin, deputy CEO of Deltec Bank and Trust, responds to allegations in a blog post by the pseudonymous Crypto Anonymous, that Tether is a "highly probably fraud." In this episode, he covers: how Deltec accounts for its reserves, and why they didn't show up on Crypto Anonymous's blog post...

Jan 15 2021

What You Need to Know About Bitcoin Layer 2s

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at Coinshares, and Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, join me at the Stacks conference to discuss Bitcoin layer 2s. In this episode, they cover: why layers 2s exist how layer 2s, such...

Jan 08 2021

2021 in Crypto: What to Expect in the Year Ahead

Jan 08 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain coinbase crypto

Frank Chaparro, director of news at The Block, gives his predictions for what will happen in crypto in 2021. In this episode, we discuss: the big stories in crypto in 2020 how the market has changed in 2020...

Jan 01 2021

Laura’s New Year’s 2021 AMA: Your Questions About Privacy, the STABLE Act, Diem and More

For the holidays, I'm doing two AMAs. In the second of two, I cover: privacy blockchains my thoughts on the STABLE Act whether or not...

Dec 25 2020

Laura’s Christmas 2020 AMA: Your Questions About Crypto Media and More

Dec 25 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 2021 ama bitcoin black swan

For the holidays, I'm doing two AMAs. In this first of two, I cover: how my book is going tips for aspiring podcasters what it's like being an...

Dec 18 2020

Beeple on How and Why He Raked In $3.5 Million

Dec 18 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 auction beeple blockchain crypto

Mike Winkelmann, the digital artist also known as Beeple who has made an artwork every day for over 13 years, talks about the NFT auctions he held last weekend, after learning about crypto two months ago. In the show, he discusses: how he got into crypto two months ago, and made $3.5 million in NFT auctions last weekend...

Dec 11 2020

Why Rohan Grey Believes Stablecoin Issuers Need to Be Banks

Dec 11 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks blockchain cbdc crypto

Rohan Grey, assistant professor at Willamette Law, talks about the STABLE Act, which would require stable coin issuers to obtain a banking charter, require approval from the Federal Reserve and require issuers to have FDIC insurance. In this episode, Grey, an advisor to the bill, discusses: how the past history of financial innovation and events...

Dec 04 2020

How to Get Your ETH2 Yield and Take Out a Loan on It

Dec 04 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 unconfirmed

James Slazas, founder and CEO of LiquidStake and DARMA Capital, describes their retail and institutional offerings for customers who want to stake on Ethereum 2.0 but still access the locked-up capital. In this episode, we discuss: what problem LiquidStake solves and how...

Nov 27 2020

Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption With Jeremy Allaire and Meltem Demirors

Nov 27 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin blockchain cbdc circle

This episode is a discussion from Stellar's Meridian conference, in which I moderated the panel, Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption, featuring Jeremy Allaire, cofounder, chairman and CEO of Circle, and Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares. In this discussion, we cover: what adoption means and looks like...

Nov 20 2020

9 Ways Bitcoin Is at an All-Time High

Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, and cofounder and chairman of Coin Metrics, explains why the Bitcoin price has been rising without the retail bubble seen in 2017-2018. In this episode he covers: how this Bitcoin rally differs from the ones in 2017-2018 and why the market is much more mature...

Nov 13 2020

Chad Cascarilla on Paxos’s Partnership With PayPal

Nov 13 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks bitcoin blockchain cbdc

Paxos CEO and cofounder Chad Cascarilla discusses his company's partnership with PayPal, which just opened up its crypto purchase and selling product to all its US customers. In this episode, he covers: how Paxos enables PayPal's crypto product the regulatory...

Nov 06 2020

What the Crypto Industry Could See Under a Biden Administration

Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association and a board member of HODLpac, discusses how advocating for crypto will change under what is likely to be a new presidential administration. In this episode she talks about: what crypto advocacy typically entails...

Oct 30 2020

The 2 Types of Investors Driving Interest in Crypto

Oct 30 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banks bitcoin bitwise blockchain

Matt Hougan, chief investment officer of Bitwise Asset Management, discusses a milestone Bitwise reached this week -- hitting $100 million in assets under management. He also covered what has been driving interest in Bitwise products the two types of customers who have...

Oct 23 2020

Willy Woo on Why It’s ‘an Extremely Great Time to Buy Bitcoin’

Oct 23 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 banking bitmex blockchain crypto

Willy Woo, on-chain Bitcoin analyst and writer of “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, discusses how the Bitcoin markets have been changing amidst what may be a forthcoming ebbing of derivatives exchanges and a revival of the importance of spot exchanges. In this episode, he covers: what the PayPal news means when there are...

Oct 16 2020

What You Need to Know About the DOJ’s Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

Oct 16 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin bitmex blockchain cftc

Jessie Liu, partner at Skadden and the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, headed up the team that has prosecuted what some believe is the greatest number of cryptocurrency crimes worldwide — Welcome to Video, Dark Scandals, Helix, North Korea, Hamas/Al Qaeda and ISIS. In this episode, she discusses: how she came to create a Threat...

Oct 09 2020

Abuse and Ethical Lapses: What Happened When Justin Sun Acquired BitTorrent

Freelance reporter and audio producer Chris Harland-Dunaway speaks about his long investigative story on Tron founder Justin Sun after his acquisition of BitTorrent. In this episode, Harland-Dunaway describes: how after his acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent Justin Sun straddled the China-West divide...

Oct 02 2020

Coinbase in Turmoil: Why Employees Walked Out

Oct 02 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin bitmex blockchain coinbase

Frank Chaparro, director of news at The Block, discusses a controversial blog post by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong about how the company intends to take an apolitical stance, the pushback it received afterward, and the company's offer of generous exit packages for employees who disagree: why CEO Brian Armstrong wrote the blog post stating...

Sep 25 2020

Why NFTs Are Attracting Everyday People to Crypto

Jake Brukhman, cofounder and CEO of CoinFund, explains why people are excited about non-fungible tokens, how they can be used, and what new behaviors and businesses they might enable. He discusses: what a NFT or non-fungible token is how they can be "liquid...

Sep 18 2020

The First Crypto Bank: What Kraken Financial Will Do and How

David Kinitsky, CEO of Kraken Financial, talks about Kraken's news that it is launching a bank, after receiving approval to form a special purpose depository institution (SPDI) from the state of Wyoming. He discusses: why Kraken decided to become a crypto bank, and what it will be able to do with this status...

Sep 11 2020

How SushiSwap Proved That Liquidity Is Not a Moat

Sep 11 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 amm bitcoin blockchain crypto

0xMaki, a cofounder of SushiSwap explains how and why he got involved in this project forked from SushiSwap, why he thinks his view of decentralization differs from that of many centralized teams that being such projects, and what the benefits of the SushiSwap vampire mining scheme have been. He discusses: how and why he got involved in...

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