Tag: unconfirmed

Dec 03 2021

How Ryan Zurrer Ended Up Spending the Most on a Single NFT Artwork

Dec 03 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 beeple blockchain crypto ethereum

Ryan Zurrer, founder of Dialectic, a crypto wealth multi-family office, discusses his recent $29 million purchase of Beeple’s Human One and his experience at Art Basel in Miami, along with his thoughts on the NFT space in general. Show highlights: what Human One is and why Ryan purchased it...

Nov 26 2021

Why Astrologer Maren Altman Believes 2023 Will Bring an Innovative ‘Cyber Pandemic’

Nov 26 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain crypto ethereum

Maren Altman is a professional astrologer and crypto trader. On Unchained, she discusses her end-of-year price target for Bitcoin, how crypto fits into her natal chart, and how she uses planets to divine the price movement of crypto assets. Highlights: why Maren believes she was born to trade cryptocurrencies...

Nov 19 2021

ConstitutionDAO Did Not Win the Auction. But It Demonstrated the Power of DAOs

Nov 19 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 constitutiondao crypto dao eth

Will Papper, SyndicateDAO co-founder and ConstitutionDAO contributor, tells the story of how a group of internet friends came together as a DAO to crowdfund a $41 million bid at a Sotheby’s auction for a physical copy of the US Constitution. Show highlights: how Will and other ConstitutionDAO members feel after losing the auction...

Nov 12 2021

Alameda Research’s Sam Trabucco: What Solana Does Better Than Ethereum

Sam Trabucco, co-CEO of Alameda Research, discusses the different price drivers that led to BTC, ETH, SOL, and LUNA reaching new all-time highs in the past week. Show highlights: why Sam believes no bad news from regulators is good news what...

Nov 05 2021

Legal Issues With NFTs: Would a Fractionalized Mona Lisa Be a Security?

Nov 05 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 shows unconfirmed

At Non-Fungible Castle 2021, an NFT exhibition in Prague, four NFT experts discuss the legal implications of NFTs. Guests include Jonathan Victor, product/business development at Protocol Labs; Louis Baudoin, advisor at Monax; Diana Stern, product counsel at Stripe; and Shant Marootian COO at Fractional.art. Show...

Oct 29 2021

Why Terraform Labs Cofounder Do Kwon Is Unfazed by US Regulators

Oct 29 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 blockchain crypto defi mirror

Do Kwon, cofounder of Terraform Labs, was recently served subpoenas by the US Securities and Exchange Commission during Messari’s mainnet event, leading Kwon and Terraform to preemptively sue the SEC. On Unconfirmed, Kwon discusses: what Terraform Labs does and how it is building its DeFi ecosystem around TerraUSD ($UST)...

Oct 22 2021

Bitcoin Projected to Reach $135,000 in December, According to PlanB

Oct 22 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin bitcoin etf on-chain planb

PlanB, a former institutional investor with 25 years of experience in financial markets turned anon Bitcoin analyst, discusses Bitcoin’s price action, from the macroeconomic drivers to what his models predict for the rest of 2021. Show highlights: PlanB’s background and how he got into Bitcoin what a...

Oct 15 2021

What Is the Role of Investors in a Decentralized World?

Four investors talk about the decentralized web, explain how the crypto industry is improving upon Web 2, and discuss what can be done to increase diversity and financial inclusion within Web 3. Featuring Rik Willard, founder of Agentic Group, Thomas France, co-founder of Cygni Capital, Dylan Hixon, president of Arden Road Investments, and Nick Grossman,general partner at Union Square Ventures . Show highlights:...

Oct 08 2021

Why It Doesn’t Make Sense to Compare Lightning to DeFi

Oct 08 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin crypto defi el salvador

Ryan Gentry, business development lead at Lightning Labs, discusses the latest updates on the Lightning Network, the layer 2 solution for Bitcoin. Highlights: how Lightning Network is bringing Bitcoin to the masses through partnerships with Twitter, Substack, and Paxful...

Oct 01 2021

People Expected a Big SEC Enforcement Action This Week. What Happened?

Oct 01 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 cftc coinbase crypto defi

Stephen Palley, partner at Anderson Kill, discusses a few hot-button crypto regulatory issues like lending products, whether DeFi protocols fall under the SEC’s purview, and more. Show highlights: why Stephen thinks the SEC and CFTC did not announce more extensive crypto enforcement news this week...

Sep 24 2021

How SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s Views on Crypto Have Changed Since His MIT Days

Sep 24 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 cftc coinbase defi gary gensler

Nik De, managing editor for global policy and regulation at CoinDesk, stops by Unconfirmed to discuss the current state of crypto regulation, including recent comments by SEC Chair Gary Gensler on stablecoins and why Coinbase decided to sideline its Lend product. Highlights: Nik’s biggest takeaway from Gary Gensler’s interview with...

Sep 17 2021

Solana’s Outage Lasted 17 Hours. What Does This Mean for Decentralization?

Sep 17 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 blockchain crypto ido regulation

Aidan Mott, research analyst at Messari, discusses Solana’s network restart that resulted in the blockchain going dark for 17 hours earlier this week. Show highlights: when Solana validators noticed something was wrong and how they responded...

Sep 10 2021

Was Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Entitled to a Meeting With the SEC?

Sep 10 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitcoin blockchain coinbase crypto

Ephrat Livni, a DealBook business and policy reporter at the New York Times, discusses Coinbase’s fight with the SEC over its Lend product and El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender. Show highlights: why Coinbase is unhappy with what it calls the SEC’s “sketchy” behavior...

Sep 03 2021

Why the FTX.US/LedgerX Deal Indicates Crypto M&A Might Start Booming

Sep 03 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 derivatives ftx ftx.us hermez

Steven Ehrlich, director of research for digital assets at Forbes, discusses the FTX.US-LedgerX merger, what to expect from FTX going forward, DeFi regulation, and more. Show highlights: why the FTX.US acquisition of...

Aug 27 2021

How Another NFT Trend, .eth Names, Has Attracted the Likes of Budweiser

Aug 27 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 shows unconfirmed

Nick Johnson, lead developer at the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), talks about making Ethereum human-readable, why Budweiser purchased an NFT, how purchasing an ENS works, and more. Show highlights: what ENS does and why it is important why...

Aug 20 2021

SOL Is Up 3,800% YTD. Could It Eventually Displace Ethereum?

Aug 20 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bitclout blockchain crypto defi

SOL is up 75% over the past seven days, 205% in the past month, and 3,800% YTD. On Unchained, Multicoin Capital’s Kyle Samani discusses the DeFi projects fueling Solana’s growth, why he thinks Solana could make Ethereum obsolete, and the spectrum of decentralization. Show highlights: what factors have contributed to SOL’s growth...

Aug 13 2021

Why Did the Poly Network Attacker Return Half the Money They Stole?

Aug 13 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 bsc crypto defi eth

Poly Network, a cross-chain DeFi protocol, recently suffered a $600M hack -- the largest DeFi exploit in crypto history. Mudit Gupta, security researcher and SushiSwap dev, breaks down the attack, explaining how it occurred, why the hacker is returning the funds, and what Poly Network should do next. Show highlights: how Poly...

Aug 06 2021

How Congress Might Pass Laws Bad for Proof-of-Stake and DeFi

Aug 06 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 defi irs regulation shows

Kristin Smith, executive director at the Blockchain Association, discusses the latest news on a provision in the infrastructure bill that seeks to raise $28B from the crypto industry in taxes. Show highlights: how the original crypto provision within the infrastructure bill came to be...

Jul 30 2021

Axie Infinity’s July Revenue Tops $200 Million. Here’s How Filipinos Drove It

Leah Callon-Butler, director of Emfarsis, discusses her documentary, “Play-to- Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines,” and the real-world impact that crypto is having in the Philippines. Show highlights: how the Axie Infinity movement started in the Philippines...

Jul 23 2021

MIT’s Neha Narula on Why Building DeFi on Bitcoin Is a Great Idea

Neha Narula, director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, discusses Elon Musk’s appearance at ‘The B Word’ conference, along with a few current events in the Bitcoin world. Show highlights: her main takeaway from ‘The B Word’ conference...

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