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Unchained

By Laura Shin  

Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

 

#238

Unconfirmed: What $1.8 Billion in Q1 Revenue Means for Coinbase’s Direct Listing - Ep.227

Larry Cermak, director of research at The Block, discusses the upcoming Coinbase direct listing in light of the exchange’s recently released Q1 revenue hitting an impressive $1.8 billion. In this episode, Larry talks about: ---significant takeaways from Coinbase’s Q1 results (1:04) ---how Coinbase was able to increase its non-transaction revenue in Q1 and why he thinks the exchange gets away with charging higher fees than its competitors (4:14) ---why retail consumers are investing in crypto at such a high clip (8:36) ---how Coinbase compares to its competition -- and why competition will drive transaction fees down (11:23) ---whether it matters that Coinbase has so little Bitcoin on its balance sheet (14:52) ---what he still wants to know about Coinbase after its S-1 filing and Q1 results 15:36) ---products and services that Coinbase should acquire to round out its crypto offering (17:10) ---his expectations for Coinbase’s stock performance (17:50) ---why investors may not be interested in NFTs (19:37) ---how the crypto markets will perform in 2021 and how that might affect the COIN price (20:43) ---Crypto New Recap (22:40)    Thank you to our sponsors! Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”:  <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>   Check out InterPop, a superteam redefining the future of NFTs and fandom! <a href= "https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop"> https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop</a>   Episode links:   Larry Cermak [https://twitter.com/lawmaster] (https://twitter.com/lawmaster)   Coinbase Q1 Results ---Coinbase Details --- ------<a href= "https://investor.coinbase.com/news/news-details/2021/Coinbase-Announces-First-Quarter-2021-Estimated-Results-and-Full-Year-2021-Outlook/default.aspx"> https://investor.coinbase.com/news/news-details/2021/Coinbase-Announces-First-Quarter-2021-Estimated-Results-and-Full-Year-2021-Outlook/default.aspx</a>  ---Larry Cermak Analysis --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1379527265021743110"> https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1379527265021743110</a>  ---The Block --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/genesis/100749/final-notes-ahead-of-the-coinbase-direct-listing?utm_source=research&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-04-08"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/genesis/100749/final-notes-ahead-of-the-coinbase-direct-listing?utm_source=research&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-04-08</a> ---John Street Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/JohnStCapital/status/1379526362692788227"> https://twitter.com/JohnStCapital/status/1379526362692788227</a>   Direct Listing Information ---<a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/01/coinbase-direct-listing-set-for-april-14-after-sec-approval.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/01/coinbase-direct-listing-set-for-april-14-after-sec-approval.html</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-sec-form-s-1">https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-sec-form-s-1</a>   Related Podcasts ---Gil Luria --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-coinbase-stock-a-good-buy-this-analyst-says-yes/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-coinbase-stock-a-good-buy-this-analyst-says-yes/</a> ---Jeff Roberts --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/coinbases-s-1-the-number-that-may-make-the-exchange-nervous/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/coinbases-s-1-the-number-that-may-make-the-exchange-nervous/</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/happy-birthday-satoshi1/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/happy-birthday-satoshi1/</a> ... Read more

09 Apr 2021

35 MINS

35:16

09 Apr 2021


#237

Mark Cuban on Why He Thinks ETH Is a Better Store of Value Than Bitcoin - Ep.226

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) ---why bitcoin as an inflation hedge is a bananas narrative 6:29) ---his opinion on EIP-1159 and the idea of proof of stake mining (9:06) ---why minting an NFT was a crypto-lightbulb moment for him (11:36) ---how his background in technology prepared him to invest in crypto (13:55) ---the main problem with the DeFi user experience and his advice for new DeFi users (16:34) ---what might happen to the centralized banking system if DeFi becomes the norm (20:46) ---how putting private data on a blockchain could work (25:53) ---why CBDC’s make “perfect sense” (32:11) ---how he evaluates decentralized business models and governance structures (41:13) ---his NFT investment thesis (47:09) ---who he believes will be the NFT winners in the long term (52:09) ---why Mavs tickets are a perfect example for how NFTs may be used in the future (54:55) ---industries that are ripe for NFT disruption (59:45) ---the many use cases for NFTs (1:01:48) ---why he is advising against minting social tokens (1:04:15)   Thank you to our sponsors!  Download the Crypto.com app and get $25 with the code “Laura”: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2 </a>   Indexed Finance: <a href= "https://indexed.finance/">https://indexed.finance/ </a>   Kyber Network: <a href= "http://dmm.exchange">Dmm.exchange</a>   Episode Links   Mark Cuban ---Personal website: <a href= "https://markcubancompanies.com/marks-bio/">https://markcubancompanies.com/marks-bio/</a> ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/mcuban">https://twitter.com/mcuban</a>    NFT Investment ---<a href= "http://lazy.com/">Lazy.com</a> --- ------<a href= "https://lazy.com/">https://lazy.com/</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/98974/mark-cuban-digital-art-gallery-nft"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/98974/mark-cuban-digital-art-gallery-nft</a> ---Mintable --- ------<a href= "https://cryptoslate.com/mark-cuban-invests-undisclosed-sum-in-nft-platform-mintable/"> https://cryptoslate.com/mark-cuban-invests-undisclosed-sum-in-nft-platform-mintable/</a> ---Esprezzo --- ------<a href= "https://blog.esprezzo.io/esprezzo-raises-round-to-bring-no-code-automation-to-crypto-investors-nft-creators-collectors-defi-users"> https://blog.esprezzo.io/esprezzo-raises-round-to-bring-no-code-automation-to-crypto-investors-nft-creators-collectors-defi-users</a> ---OpenSea --- ------<a href= "https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/18/nft-marketplace-opensea-raises-23-million-from-a16z/"> https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/18/nft-marketplace-opensea-raises-23-million-from-a16z/</a>  ---SuperRare --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/cuban-chamath-back-nft-marketplace-superrares-9m-series-a"> https://www.coindesk.com/cuban-chamath-back-nft-marketplace-superrares-9m-series-a</a> ---Other --- ------<a href= "https://markcubancompanies.com/blockchain/">https://markcubancompanies.com/blockchain/</a>   Other Links ---Defiant Podcast (“ETH Has An Advantage Over Bitcoin”)  --- ------<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdGseBuuq_I">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdGseBuuq_I</a> ---Why DeFi is the Future | Mark Cuban on the Bankless Podcast --- ------<a href= "https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-why-defi-is-the-future-mark-cuban"> https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-why-defi-is-the-future-mark-cuban</a> ---Mark Cuban: The Billionaire Crypto Degen on the Delphi Podcast --- ------<a href= "https://www.delphidigital.io/reports/mark-cuban-the-billionaire-crypto-degen/"> https://www.delphidigital.io/reports/mark-cuban-the-billionaire-crypto-degen/</a> ---NFTs as ticketing disruptor --- ------<a href= "https://cryptoslate.com/forget-overvalued-artwork-mark-cuban-sees-nft-ticketing-as-the-mass-market-disruptor/"> https://cryptoslate.com/forget-overvalued-artwork-mark-cuban-sees-nft-ticketing-as-the-mass-market-disruptor/</a> ---Bananas video (2:16-3:49) --- ------<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWBlN9o6Azc">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWBlN9o6Azc</a>  ---CoinDesk interview --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/mark-cuban-bitcoin-nfts-blockchain-dallas-mavericks"> https://www.coindesk.com/mark-cuban-bitcoin-nfts-blockchain-dallas-mavericks</a> ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:45

06 Apr 2021


#236

Unconfirmed: Why Proposed FATF Rules Could Be a Shock for DeFi - Ep.225

Dave Jevans, CEO of Cipher Trace, talks about what the new draft guidance from the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) means for DeFi, NFTs, and crypto in general. In this show, he breaks down: ---the six main areas the draft guidance covers, including the expansion of KYC regulatory standards into DeFi (1:07) ---how a dex like Uniswap would operate under the proposed draft guidance, and which types of companies or services providers would have to take identifying customer information (3:54) ---why DeFi applications might start requiring customers to create an account to use their platforms (7:03) ---how the crypto community has reacted to the FATF draft guidance (8:59) ---whether NFTs are affected by the proposed draft guidance (11:01) ---who the FATF recommendations apply to (13:54) ---how to reach out to FATF to comment on the draft guidance (15:32) ---the nuances of the travel rule and how DeFi developers may now be forced to include KYC mechanisms in their applications (17:29) ---how the crypto community would likely want to tweak the guidance to align the philosophy of DeFi (21:27) ---Crypto News Recap (23:42)    Thank you to our sponsors! Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”:  <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>   Check out InterPop, a superteam redefining the future of NFTs and fandom! <a href= "https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop"> https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop</a>   Episode Links   Dave Jevans ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/davejevans">https://twitter.com/davejevans</a> ---Cipher Trace: <a href= "https://ciphertrace.com/">https://ciphertrace.com/</a> ---Previous Unchained episode:  --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-travel-rule-is-one-of-the-most-significant-regulations-in-crypto/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-travel-rule-is-one-of-the-most-significant-regulations-in-crypto/</a> FATF ---Website: <a href= "https://www.fatf-gafi.org/">https://www.fatf-gafi.org/</a> ---Updated FATF draft guidance: <a href= "http://www.fatf-gafi.org/media/fatf/documents/recommendations/March%202021%20-%20VA%20Guidance%20update%20-%20Sixth%20draft%20-%20Public%20consultation.pdf"> http://www.fatf-gafi.org/media/fatf/documents/recommendations/March%202021%20-%20VA%20Guidance%20update%20-%20Sixth%20draft%20-%20Public%20consultation.pdf</a> ---Analysis of draft guidance: --- ------CoinDesk: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/fatfs-new-guidance">https://www.coindesk.com/fatfs-new-guidance</a> ------Decrypt: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/62600/fatf-money-laundering-rules-defi-nfts"> https://decrypt.co/62600/fatf-money-laundering-rules-defi-nfts</a> ------Coin Center: <a href= "https://www.coincenter.org/a-quick-analysis-of-fatfs-2021-draft-cryptocurrency-guidance/"> https://www.coincenter.org/a-quick-analysis-of-fatfs-2021-draft-cryptocurrency-guidance/</a> ------Cipher Trace: <a href= "https://ciphertrace.com/analysis-proposed-fatf-guidance-for-virtual-assets-and-vasps/"> https://ciphertrace.com/analysis-proposed-fatf-guidance-for-virtual-assets-and-vasps/</a>  Miscellaneous Links ---Travel Rule: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/is-the-travel-rule-good-or-bad-for-crypto-both"> https://www.coindesk.com/is-the-travel-rule-good-or-bad-for-crypto-both</a> ---FinCEN: <a href= "https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fincen-looks-to-rein-in-cryptocurrency-6821323/"> https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fincen-looks-to-rein-in-cryptocurrency-6821323/</a>    Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/michael-jordans-nft-investment/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/michael-jordans-nft-investment/</a> ... Read more

02 Apr 2021

34 MINS

34:36

02 Apr 2021


#235

What Exactly Do You Get When You Buy an NFT? Three Lawyers Discuss - Ep.224

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 down the legal issues surrounding NFTs. In this episode, they discuss: ---how the law looks at non-fungible tokens (1:25) ---why owning an NFT is different from owning the rights to the underlying asset making up the NFT (3:12) ---problems that blockchain solves for creators  (5:09) ---how corporations (aka content intermediaries) are handling NFTs (6:53) ---what rights the purchase of an NFT gives a buyer (11:51) ---derivative artwork, the fair use copyright law, moral rights, and how U.S. law views NFTs (15:53) ---how to determine the jurisdiction of an NFT (25:00) ---what type of legal recourse is available to artists whose art has been stolen and redistributed as an NFT (32:37) ---the differences in the terms of services between NFT marketplaces  (36:26) ---why the first sale doctrine may not apply to digital assets (43:16) ---what a buyer is getting when purchasing a blockchain license (46:12) ---how NFT creators should protect their work (51:43) ---whether a fractionalized NFT is a security (55:25) ---how NFTs will change the business of content creation (58:44)   Thank you to our sponsors!  Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>    Indexed Finance: <a href= "https://indexed.finance/">https://indexed.finance/</a>    Episode Links   People Tonya Evans ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/IPProfEvans">https://twitter.com/IPProfEvans</a> ---Penn State Dickinson Law: <a href= "https://dickinsonlaw.psu.edu/tonya-m-evans">https://dickinsonlaw.psu.edu/tonya-m-evans</a>  ---Relevant content: --- ------<a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tech-intersect-59-ping-prof-2-non-fungible-tokens-nfts/id1493143898?i=1000512485580"> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tech-intersect-59-ping-prof-2-non-fungible-tokens-nfts/id1493143898?i=1000512485580</a> ------<a href= "https://clarivate.com/darts-ip/blog/copyright-blockchain/"> https://clarivate.com/darts-ip/blog/copyright-blockchain/</a>  ------<a href= "https://clarivate.com/darts-ip/blog/intro-to-ip-and-blockchain/"> https://clarivate.com/darts-ip/blog/intro-to-ip-and-blockchain/</a>  Olta Andoni ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/AndoniOlta?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> https://twitter.com/AndoniOlta?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor</a> ---Zlatkin Wong: <a href= "https://zlatkinwong.com/en/">https://zlatkinwong.com/en/</a>  ---Relevant content: --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/stop-tokenizing-art-you-dont-own"> https://www.coindesk.com/stop-tokenizing-art-you-dont-own</a>  Stuart Levi ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartlevi/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartlevi/</a> ---Skadden: <a href= "https://www.skadden.com/">https://www.skadden.com/</a>  ---Relevant content:  --- ------<a href= "https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/fin-tech/799182/emerging-discovery-issues-in-blockchain-litigation"> https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/fin-tech/799182/emerging-discovery-issues-in-blockchain-litigation</a>    Legal Links ---Fair Use Doctrine: --- ------<a href= "https://pitt.libguides.com/copyright/fairuse#:~:text=The%20doctrine%20of%20Fair%20Use,teaching%2C%20scholarship%2C%20and%20research"> https://pitt.libguides.com/copyright/fairuse#:~:text=The%20doctrine%20of%20Fair%20Use,teaching%2C%20scholarship%2C%20and%20research</a>. ---First Sale Doctrine: --- ------<a href= "https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-1854-copyright-infringement-first-sale-doctrine#:~:text=The%20first%20sale%20doctrine%2C%20codified,interests%20of%20the%20copyright%20owner"> https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-1854-copyright-infringement-first-sale-doctrine#:~:text=The%20first%20sale%20doctrine%2C%20codified,interests%20of%20the%20copyright%20owner</a> ---Moral Rights: --- ------<a href= "https://www.copyright.gov/policy/moralrights/">https://www.copyright.gov/policy/moralrights/</a> ---Digital Millennium Copyright Act --- ------<a href= "https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf">https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf</a>  ---Visual Artists Rights Act --- ------<a href= "http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/martin/art_law/esworthy.htm"> http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/martin/art_law/esworthy.htm</a>    Miscellaneous Links ---Banksy --- ------<a href= "https://www.cbsnews.com/news/banksy-nft-injective-destroy-art-digital-token/"> https://www.cbsnews.com/news/banksy-nft-injective-destroy-art-digital-token/</a> ---Fractionalized NFTs --- ------<a href= "https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/sec-crypto-mom-hester-peirce-selling-nft-fragments-illegal-2021-3-1030250153"> https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/sec-crypto-mom-hester-peirce-selling-nft-fragments-illegal-2021-3-1030250153</a> ---Dapper Labs License --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/dapperlabs/nft-license-2-0-why-a-nft-can-do-what-mickey-mouse-never-could-27673d5f29aa"> https://medium.com/dapperlabs/nft-license-2-0-why-a-nft-can-do-what-mickey-mouse-never-could-27673d5f29aa</a>  ---TechnoLlama Blog <a href= "https://www.technollama.co.uk/can-copyright-teach-us-anything-about-nfts"> https://www.technollama.co.uk/can-copyright-teach-us-anything-about-nfts</a> ... Read more

30 Mar 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:59

30 Mar 2021


#234

Unconfirmed: Why Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Calls Crypto 'the Wave of the Future' - Ep.223

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez talks about how Miami plans to be the crypto capital of the world. In this show, he discusses: ---what Miami is doing to become the crypto capital of the world (1:40) ---why he feels so strongly about bringing crypto to Miami (3:09) ---the relationship between cryptocurrencies and government (4:08) ---why he believes that, in the future, governments will transaction in crypto, not fiat currency (5:26) ---his feelings about the FTX sponsorship proposal and how he convinced city officials to move past crypto’s tumultuous past (6:51) ---whether city of Miami employees have expressed interest in being paid in bitcoin (10:06) ---what needs to happen for Miami to be able to hold BTC in its treasury (11:25) ---how Mayor Suarez balances his interest in Bitcoin against his interest in mitigating the effects of climate change on Miami (14:24) ---Crypto News Recap (18:00)   Thank you to our sponsors!  Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”:  <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>   Check out <a href= "https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop"> InterPop</a>, a superteam redefining the future of NTFs and fandom! <a href= "https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop"> https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop</a>   Episode Links:   Francis Suarez - Mayor of Miami ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/FrancisSuarez">https://twitter.com/FrancisSuarez</a>    Miami and Crypto  ---Overview --- ------New York Times: <a href= "https://www.nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/2021/03/23/business/dealbook/miami-suarez-crypto.html"> https://www.nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/2021/03/23/business/dealbook/miami-suarez-crypto.html</a>  ------CNBC interview: <a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/02/17/miami-mayor-francis-suarez-on-push-to-accept-bitcoin-attract-big-tech.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/02/17/miami-mayor-francis-suarez-on-push-to-accept-bitcoin-attract-big-tech.html</a>  ------Forbes Coverage: ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerhuang/2021/02/01/miamis-mayor-leads-the-charge-to-bring-bitcoin-to-americas-largest-cities/?sh=5bbbbf68c6c9"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerhuang/2021/02/01/miamis-mayor-leads-the-charge-to-bring-bitcoin-to-americas-largest-cities/?sh=5bbbbf68c6c9</a> ---------<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeorshimron/2021/02/07/miami-mayor-francis-suarez-talks-bitcoin--building-a-tech-innovation-hub/?sh=1d1c40691a53"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeorshimron/2021/02/07/miami-mayor-francis-suarez-talks-bitcoin--building-a-tech-innovation-hub/?sh=1d1c40691a53</a>  ---FTX Naming Rights --- ------Press Release: <a href= "https://www.miamidade.gov/releases/2021-03-23-mayor-arena-agreement.asp"> https://www.miamidade.gov/releases/2021-03-23-mayor-arena-agreement.asp</a>  ------The Block: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/99134/report-ftx-miami-heat-stadium-vote"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/99134/report-ftx-miami-heat-stadium-vote</a>  ---Bitcoin --- ------paying employees in BTC + investing treasury in BTC: <a href= "https://twitter.com/francissuarez/status/1360069847971954690?lang=en"> https://twitter.com/francissuarez/status/1360069847971954690?lang=en</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/tesla-is-a-hodler/">https://unchainedpodcast.com/tesla-is-a-hodler/</a>   ... Read more

26 Mar 2021

31 MINS

31:07

26 Mar 2021


#233

Financial Advisors Control $5 Trillion in Investor Wealth. Are They Buying Bitcoin? - Ep.222

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) ---how most RIAs (registered investment advisors) view digital assets and the hassle of buying crypto on a client’s behalf (8:59) ---what percentage of financial advisors have already invested in bitcoin and how many more will come into the space by next year (18:20) ---how RIADAC -- the RIA Digital Assets Council -- is educating financial advisors about crypto (21:59) ---their favorite methods to explain Bitcoin and other digital assets (25:22) ---the different ways financial advisors are getting bitcoin/crypto exposure for their clients (35:32) ---why RIAs use investment vehicles to purchase Bitcoin rather than spot-buying the actual asset (39:58) ---why GBTC is trading at a deficit to the bitcoin price and their thoughts on a bitcoin ETF (44:40) ---the percent allocation to crypto they feel comfortable with for their clients (54:26) ---how they rebalance crypto holdings, whether they use yield-bearing crypto products yet, and projections for 2021 (57:35)   Thank you to our sponsors!  Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>    Indexed Finance: <a href= "https://indexed.finance/">https://indexed.finance/</a>    Episode links: Ric Edelman ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/ricedelman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> https://twitter.com/ricedelman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor</a> ---RIADAC: <a href= "https://riadac.com/">https://riadac.com/</a>   Matt Kolesky ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/mkolesky">https://twitter.com/mkolesky</a>  ---Arbor Capital: <a href= "https://www.acminc.com/">https://www.acminc.com/</a> + [https://digital.arbor.capital/] (https://digital.arbor.capital/)     Helpful Links: ---Bitwise ETF Trends + Survey of Financial Advisors ------<a href= "https://static.bitwiseinvestments.com/Research/Bitwise-2021-Benchmark-Survey-Financial-Advisor-Attitudes-Toward-Cryptoassets.pdf"> https://static.bitwiseinvestments.com/Research/Bitwise-2021-Benchmark-Survey-Financial-Advisor-Attitudes-Toward-Cryptoassets.pdf</a> ---Fidelity’s Bitcoin Investment Thesis ------<a href= "https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/bin-public/060_www_fidelity_com/documents/FDAS/bitcoin-alternative-investment.pdf"> https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/bin-public/060_www_fidelity_com/documents/FDAS/bitcoin-alternative-investment.pdf</a>  ---RIADAC’s 12 Predictions for 2021 ------<a href= "https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2021/01/07/ric-edelman-12-predictions-for-bitcoin-other-cryptos-in-2021/"> https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2021/01/07/ric-edelman-12-predictions-for-bitcoin-other-cryptos-in-2021/</a> ---RIADAC 1% Allocation strategy ------<a href= "https://riadac.com/digital-assets-are-now-mainstream/its-still-early-with-tremendous-upside-potential/"> https://riadac.com/digital-assets-are-now-mainstream/its-still-early-with-tremendous-upside-potential/</a> ---Arbor Capital’s “True Digital Asset SMA” ------<a href= "https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/arbor-digital-and-blockchange-partner-on-digital-asset-sma-for-registered-investment-advisors-301219459.html"> https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/arbor-digital-and-blockchange-partner-on-digital-asset-sma-for-registered-investment-advisors-301219459.html</a>  ---Grayscale BTC Premium Flips Negative ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/grayscale-negative-premium-bitcoin"> https://www.coindesk.com/grayscale-negative-premium-bitcoin</a> ---Blockchange ------<a href= "https://blockchange.ai/">https://blockchange.ai/</a> ... Read more

23 Mar 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:10

23 Mar 2021


#232

Unconfirmed: MetaKovan on Why He Spent $69 Million on a Jpeg - Ep.221

MetaKovan, the pseudonymous buyer of Beeple’s Everydays NFT and founder of MetaPurse, talks about his recent $69 million purchase. In this episode, he discusses: ---why he bought Everydays: The First 5000 Days for $69 million (1:57) ---Beeple’s 13-year “proof of effort” process of creating art and why Beeple has the potential to become a generational artist (4:38) ---why he believes NFTs are “10x” better than physical art (9:40) ---his vision of the metaverse (13:57) ---the reasons for hiding his identity behind the Metakovan avatar (17:09) ---how he made his fortune in crypto and why he felt comfortable spending $69 million on something that might be a fad (19:12) ---why he started Metapurse and how its native B20 token works (24:31) ---crypto news recap (28:57)   Thank you to our sponsor! Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>    Episode Links   MetaKovan: [https://twitter.com/metakovan?lang=en] (https://twitter.com/metakovan?lang=en)   Metapurse:  [https://metapurse.fund/] (https://metapurse.fund/)   Everydays: The First 5000 Days Purchase: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/metakovan-buyer-of-record-setting-beeple-nft-explains-why-he-spent-69-3m"> https://www.coindesk.com/metakovan-buyer-of-record-setting-beeple-nft-explains-why-he-spent-69-3m</a> <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/12/arts/beeple-nft-buyer-ether.html"> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/12/arts/beeple-nft-buyer-ether.html</a> <a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/12/buyer-of-69-million-beeple-nft-is-a-crypto-investo-metakovan.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/12/buyer-of-69-million-beeple-nft-is-a-crypto-investo-metakovan.html</a> <a href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/17/nft-beeple-metakovan-christies/"> https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/17/nft-beeple-metakovan-christies/</a> <a href= "https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/metakovan-beeple-christies-auction-nfts.html"> https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/metakovan-beeple-christies-auction-nfts.html</a>    B20 Tokens: <a href= "https://www.playtoearn.online/2021/01/13/metapurse-to-share-ownership-beeple-collection/"> https://www.playtoearn.online/2021/01/13/metapurse-to-share-ownership-beeple-collection/</a> <a href= "https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/03/20195109/69m-beeple-nft-artwork-may-have-been-used-to-pump-b-20-token-price-by-6200-reports-suggest"> https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/03/20195109/69m-beeple-nft-artwork-may-have-been-used-to-pump-b-20-token-price-by-6200-reports-suggest</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/3-publicly-traded-crypto-exchanges/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/3-publicly-traded-crypto-exchanges/</a>   ... Read more

19 Mar 2021

39 MINS

39:59

19 Mar 2021


#231

How NFTs Are Revolutionizing How Creators Make Money - Ep.220

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) ---the major catalysts -- specifically Beeple and NBA Top Shot -- that have brought NFTs into the mainstream (5:29) ---why NFTs are a “megatrend” and not just another ICO-like bubble (13:35) ---how to explain non-fungible tokens to normies (18:06) ---what someone is actually purchasing when they buy an NFT (24:46) ---the reasons behind NBA Top Shot's success and why it is so difficult to withdraw money from its platform (36:27) ---the best way to scale NFTs and why Ethereum, despite severe storage limitations, will most likely remain the most popular blockchain on which to mint NFTs (41:44) ---why the gaming, fashion, and music industries will be disrupted by NFTs (49:37) ---when the current subscription-based business model for content creators will transition to the ownership economy (55:10) ---the differences between the marketplaces and platforms that make up the NFT economy (57:06) ---whether NFT valuations will go to zero and the challenges of appraising digital art (1:03:39) ---their predictions for the market capitalization of NFTs by the end of 2021 (1:15:23)   Thank you to our sponsors!  Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>    Square: <a href= "https://square.com/go/unchained">https://square.com/go/unchained</a>    Episode Links:    Jamie Burke ---Twitter: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/jamie247">https://twitter.com/jamie247</a>  ---Outlier Ventures: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/OVioHQ">https://twitter.com/OVioHQ</a>  ---Content: --- ------the open metaverse: <a href= "https://outlierventures.io/research/the-open-metaverse-os/"> https://outlierventures.io/research/the-open-metaverse-os/</a>  ------100xARt: <a href= "https://art.art/blog/jamie-burke-and-100xart-a-true-story-of-the-rising-art-order"> https://art.art/blog/jamie-burke-and-100xart-a-true-story-of-the-rising-art-order</a>  ------podcast: <a href= "https://outlierventures.io/podcasts/">https://outlierventures.io/podcasts/</a>    Mason Nystrom ---Twitter:  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/masonnystrom">https://twitter.com/masonnystrom</a>  ---Messari: --- ------<a href= "https://messari.io/">https://messari.io/</a>  ---Content: --- ------NFTs as an investment strategy: <a href= "https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1310942572429312010"> https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1310942572429312010</a>  ------evolution of content: <a href= "https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1361692703025729536"> https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1361692703025729536</a>  ------psychology of crypto art collecting: <a href= "https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1365028848509870080"> https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1365028848509870080</a>  ------the current state of NFTs: <a href= "https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1363283887691038720"> https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1363283887691038720</a>    NFT Sales Mentioned ---Beeple: <a href= "https://www.cnn.com/style/article/beeple-first-nft-artwork-at-auction-sale-buyer-intl-scli/index.html"> https://www.cnn.com/style/article/beeple-first-nft-artwork-at-auction-sale-buyer-intl-scli/index.html</a>  ---Previous Unconfirmed interview with Beeple: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/beeple-on-how-and-why-he-raked-in-3-5-million/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/beeple-on-how-and-why-he-raked-in-3-5-million/</a> ---Taco Bell: <a href= "https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/8/22319868/taco-bell-nfts-gif-tacos-sell"> https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/8/22319868/taco-bell-nfts-gif-tacos-sell</a>  ---3LAU: <a href= "https://edm.com/gear-tech/3lau-record-breaking-nft-sale"> https://edm.com/gear-tech/3lau-record-breaking-nft-sale</a>  ---Jack Dorsey Tweet: <a href= "https://v.cent.co/tweet/20">https://v.cent.co/tweet/20</a>  ---Kings of Leon album: <a href= "https://www.maxim.com/entertainment/kings-of-leon-releases-album-in-nft"> https://www.maxim.com/entertainment/kings-of-leon-releases-album-in-nft</a>  ---NBA Top Shot: <a href= "https://www.actionnetwork.com/news/nba-top-shot-blockchain-nba-highlight-marketplace"> https://www.actionnetwork.com/news/nba-top-shot-blockchain-nba-highlight-marketplace</a>    NFT Guides ---New York Times: <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/business/nft-nba-top-shot-crypto.html?utm_source=morning_brew"> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/business/nft-nba-top-shot-crypto.html?utm_source=morning_brew</a>  ---DappRadar: <a href= "https://dappradar.com/blog/what-are-non-fungible-tokens-nfts"> https://dappradar.com/blog/what-are-non-fungible-tokens-nfts</a>  ---Andrew Steinwold: <a href= "https://andrewsteinwold.substack.com/p/-quick-overview-of-the-nft-ecosystem"> https://andrewsteinwold.substack.com/p/-quick-overview-of-the-nft-ecosystem</a>  ---Decrypt: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/resources/non-fungible-tokens-nfts-explained-guide-learn-blockchain"> https://decrypt.co/resources/non-fungible-tokens-nfts-explained-guide-learn-blockchain</a> ---CoinDesk: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/nfts-became-art-everything-nft"> https://www.coindesk.com/nfts-became-art-everything-nft</a>    Miscellaneous Links:  ---Chris Dixon blog: <a href= "https://a16z.com/2021/02/27/nfts-and-a-thousand-true-fans/"> https://a16z.com/2021/02/27/nfts-and-a-thousand-true-fans/</a>  ---NFT market cap: <a href= "https://nonfungible.com/market/history">https://nonfungible.com/market/history</a>  ---Outlier Ventures decentralized accelerator program: <a href= "https://outlierventures.io/base-camp/">https://outlierventures.io/base-camp/</a>  ---Top NFT marketplaces (DappRadar): <a href= "https://decrypt.co/resources/non-fungible-tokens-nfts-explained-guide-learn-blockchain"> https://decrypt.co/resources/non-fungible-tokens-nfts-explained-guide-learn-blockchain</a>  ---Jesse Walden’s “Ownership Economy”: <a href= "https://variant.mirror.xyz/T8kdtZRIgy_srXB5B06L8vBqFHYlEBcv6ae2zR6Y_eo"> https://variant.mirror.xyz/T8kdtZRIgy_srXB5B06L8vBqFHYlEBcv6ae2zR6Y_eo</a>  Flow blockchain: <a href= "https://www.onflow.org/primer">https://www.onflow.org/primer</a> ... 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16 Mar 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:28

16 Mar 2021


#230

Unconfirmed: Why This Environmentalist Doesn’t Blame Creators for the Carbon Footprint of NFTs - Ep....

Brendan McGill, co-founder of Offsetra and [Carbon.fyi] (http://carbon.fyi/) , a company focused on reducing carbon emissions, talks about the environmental impact of NFTs. In this episode, Brendan discusses: ---his career as an environmentalist and how his sites intersect with crypto (1:07) ---why online art platform ArtStation canceled its plans to create an NFT program (3:21) ---what the environmental impact of NFTs actually is and why minting and transacting with NFTs has a greater environmental impact than for normal Ethereum transactions (5:21) ---misconceptions surrounding the environmental impact of NFT minting and why he believes artists should not be blamed for the carbon footprint calculated by Offsetra (6:57) ---what accounts for the emissions in NFT transactions and why it’s hard to calculate the exact environmental impact of any specific NFT, and why minting NFTs doesn’t necessarily increase emissions (7:32)  ---why NFTs aren’t really responsible for the bulk of emissions from Ethereum and why Brendan thinks the backlash against NFT creators for the environmental impact is unfair (12:02) ---how Offsetra and <a href= "http://carbon.fyi/">Carbon.fyi</a> attempt to calculate the amount of ‘clean’ energy vs. fossil fuels used in PoW mining and what assumptions they use (13:59) ---the methods (and blockchains) artists are using to create “clean NFTs” (16:17) ---Crypto New Recap (16:17)   Thank you to our sponsor!  Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app and get $25 with the code “Laura”: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>   Episode links: Brendan McGill: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanmc6/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanmc6/</a>   Offsetra:  ---website: <a href= "https://offsetra.com/">https://offsetra.com/</a> ---Ethereum CO2 footprint calculator: [https://carbon.fyi/] (https://carbon.fyi/) ---<a href= "http://carbon.fyi/">carbon.fyi</a> methodology: <a href= "https://carbon.fyi/learn">https://carbon.fyi/learn</a>    Reading Material: ---guide to ecofriendly NFTs --- ------<a href= "https://github.com/memo/eco-nft">https://github.com/memo/eco-nft</a> ---fixing NFTs’ carbon pollution problem --- ------<a href= "https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-to-fix-crypto-art-nfts-carbon-pollution-problem-1846440312"> https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-to-fix-crypto-art-nfts-carbon-pollution-problem-1846440312</a> Other: ---statement from ArtStation --- ------<a href= "https://magazine.artstation.com/2021/03/a-statement-from-artstation/"> https://magazine.artstation.com/2021/03/a-statement-from-artstation/</a> ---<a href= "http://cryptoart.wtf/">CryptoArt.wtf</a> --- ------<a href= "http://cryptoart.wtf/">http://cryptoart.wtf/</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/a-69-million-nft/">https://unchainedpodcast.com/a-69-million-nft/</a> ... Read more

12 Mar 2021

38 MINS

38:13

12 Mar 2021


#229

Can dYdX Become a Decentralized BitMEX? How It Is Scaling With StarkWare - Ep.218

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) ---ZK rollups and how they contrast with optimistic rollups (8:49) ---how many transactions per second StarkWare can handle through its layer 2 solution (16:57) ---lessons learned and critical takeaways from their six months spent working together (20:15) ---the similarities between Ethereum and StarkNet (26:07) ---why Antonio believes that scalability is more important than composability (27:30) ---the benefits of decentralized exchanges and how dYdX fits into the dex marketplace (31:54) ---why dYdX chose Chainlink as its oracle provider, and how it got oracle prices onto layer 2, which previously had none (38:11) ---why Cairo, StarkWare’s Turing-complete programming language and platform, can be the “one verifier to rule them all” (42:10) ---what it was like for StarkWare to compete in the Great Reddit Scaling Bake-Off (45:41) ---whether or not DeFi could handle a GameStop/Robinhood situation (48:56) ---fair launch tokens versus VC tokens (54:12) ---the likelihood of dYdX and StarkWare each creating a token (58:19) ---upcoming developments and projects for both companies (1:02:14)   Thank you to our sponsors!  Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Download the Crypto.com app here: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla</a>   Square: <a href= "https://square.com/go/unchained">https://square.com/go/unchained</a>   Episode Links: Antonio Juliano ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano">https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano</a>  Eli Ben-Sasson ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson">https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson</a>  dYdX ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol">https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol</a> ---Website: <a href= "https://dydx.exchange/">https://dydx.exchange/</a>  ---Exchange: <a href= "https://alpha.dydx.exchange/trade/BTC-USD">https://alpha.dydx.exchange/trade/BTC-USD</a>  ---Reading Material --- ------Recent funding: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/big-guns-back-10m-investment-in-defis-dydx"> https://www.coindesk.com/big-guns-back-10m-investment-in-defis-dydx</a>  ------2020 in review: <a href= "https://dydx.exchange/2020.pdf">https://dydx.exchange/2020.pdf</a>  ------Decrypt profile: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/resources/dydx-ethereum-margin-trading-platform-explained-learn"> https://decrypt.co/resources/dydx-ethereum-margin-trading-platform-explained-learn</a>  ------Medium post: <a href= "https://medium.com/dydxderivatives/introducing-dydx-2d0f0f326fd"> https://medium.com/dydxderivatives/introducing-dydx-2d0f0f326fd</a> StarkWare ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd">https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd</a>  ---Website: <a href= "https://starkware.co/">https://starkware.co/</a>  ---Reading Material: --- ------ZK roll-up explainer: <a href= "https://medium.com/starkware/on-the-road-to-starknet-a-permissionless-stark-powered-l2-zk-rollup-83be53640880"> https://medium.com/starkware/on-the-road-to-starknet-a-permissionless-stark-powered-l2-zk-rollup-83be53640880</a>  ------Understanding Cairo: <a href= "https://medium.com/starkware/hello-cairo-3cb43b13b209"> https://medium.com/starkware/hello-cairo-3cb43b13b209</a>  ------Funding: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/paradigm-leads-30-million-funding-for-crypto-privacy-startup-starkware"> https://www.coindesk.com/paradigm-leads-30-million-funding-for-crypto-privacy-startup-starkware</a> dYdX and StarkWare Relationship ---Original Twitter announcement (2020):  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol/status/1295791012552597507?s=20"> https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol/status/1295791012552597507?s=20</a>  ---The Block’s original coverage:  --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/75209/dex-dydx-starkware-layer-2"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/75209/dex-dydx-starkware-layer-2</a>  ---Layer 2 is live announcement:  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol/status/1364591430447091719"> https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol/status/1364591430447091719</a>  ---Blog post on why dYdX is moving to Layer 2 (2021): --- ------ <a href= "https://dydx.exchange/blog/alpha">https://dydx.exchange/blog/alpha</a>  ---CoinDesk’s coverage:  --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/defi-tech-cefi-speed-dydx-touts-new-starkware-integration"> https://www.coindesk.com/defi-tech-cefi-speed-dydx-touts-new-starkware-integration</a>    Other ---CoinDesk on Ethereum Layer 1 vs. Ethereum Layer 2: --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/value-layer-one-layer-two">https://www.coindesk.com/value-layer-one-layer-two</a> ---Roll-ups as throughput solutions: --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-dapps-rollups-heres-why"> https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-dapps-rollups-heres-why</a> ---Vitalik on optimistic rollups vs. ZK-rollups:  --- ------<a href= "https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/05/rollup.html">https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/05/rollup.html</a> ---Antonio showing how dYdX works: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1364760651579551744"> https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1364760651579551744</a> ---Optimistic Rollup Dilemma (written by StarkWare) --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/starkware/the-optimistic-rollup-dilemma-c8fc470ca10c"> https://medium.com/starkware/the-optimistic-rollup-dilemma-c8fc470ca10c</a> ---ChainLink Tweet on dYdX + StarkWare relationship: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/chainlink/status/1364726829702148102"> https://twitter.com/chainlink/status/1364726829702148102</a>  ---The Great Reddit Scaling Bake-Off <a href= "https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/hbjx25/the_great_reddit_scaling_bakeoff/"> https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/hbjx25/the_great_reddit_scaling_bakeoff/</a> ... 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09 Mar 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:11

09 Mar 2021


#228

Unconfirmed: Is Coinbase Stock a Good Buy? This Analyst Says Yes - Ep.217

Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson, talks about the upcoming Coinbase direct listing and his recent research note, “Introducing Crypto’s Amazon Moment.” In this episode, Gil discusses: ---his crypto background, including his experience as the first Wall Street analyst to cover Bitcoin back in 2013 (1:27) ---why the Coinbase IPO is going to be an inflection point for the crypto industry (3:02) ---why he gave Coinbase's upcoming stock a “buy” rating (4:14) ---who Coinbase's biggest competitors are (5:13) ---why Gil believes Coinbase is the “gold standard” in crypto (6:29) ---how investing in Coinbase stock compares to investing in actual crypto assets (8:13) ---how he came to $195 price target for COIN (10:39) ---why a $2 billion revenue estimate for Coinbase in 2021 might be conservative (12:01) ---how Coinbase is generating money outside of transaction fees (14:19) ---whether he expects the institutional adoption trend to grow (15:49) ---what his expectations are for the price of COIN on the day it opens (17:20) ---why GBTC is no longer trading at a premium to the spot price of bitcoin (18:20) ---whether Gil will continue to cover crypto (20:05) ---crypto News Recap (20:53)    Thank you to our sponsor! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD">https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD</a>  Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app here: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla</a>   Episode links: Gil Luria’s Twitter profile: [https://twitter.com/gilluria] (https://twitter.com/gilluria)     Crypto’s Amazon Moment: <a href= "https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/coinbase-direct-listing-public-coverage-stock-price-amazon-cryptocurrency-dadavidson-2021-3-1030150896"> https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/coinbase-direct-listing-public-coverage-stock-price-amazon-cryptocurrency-dadavidson-2021-3-1030150896</a>    Introducing Crypto’s Amazon Moment: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DA-Davidson-Coinbase-Initiation-20210302.pdf"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DA-Davidson-Coinbase-Initiation-20210302.pdf</a>   Coinbase S-1 Filing: <a href= "https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm"> https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm</a>    2013 Quote from Gil on Bitcoin: <a href= "https://www.streetinsider.com/Analyst+Comments/Bitcoin+Could+Be+Worth+10-100x+Current+Price+-+Analyst/8936836.html"> https://www.streetinsider.com/Analyst+Comments/Bitcoin+Could+Be+Worth+10-100x+Current+Price+-+Analyst/8936836.html</a>    Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-irs-clarifies-its-position-on-crypto-purchases/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-irs-clarifies-its-position-on-crypto-purchases/</a>   ... Read more

05 Mar 2021

32 MINS

32:33

05 Mar 2021


#227

Caitlin Long: Why Avanti Will Be a New Kind of Crypto Bank - Ep.216

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: ---the current state of crypto adoption on Wall Street (1:09) ---how her entrepreneurial spirit galvanized a career spanning Wall Street, the Wyoming Legislature, and, now, crypto banking (2:07) ---why Caitlin fell in love with Bitcoin (4:57) ---fractional reserves and why the current financial system is a “violation of property rights” (7:00) ---how stablecoin technology will change banking leverage and what effects faster settlement times will have on inflation (11:30) ---why corporate treasurers have been using BTC since 2014 in foreign exchange transactions (17:14) ---what issues Wyoming is trying to solve through crypto legislation and why banks might be closing down customer accounts linked to crypto exchanges (19:18) ---a proposed Wyoming bill that would prohibit judges from disclosing private cryptographic keys (28:32) ---where the idea for Avanti came from and how it will be different than other banks (32:50) ---existing problems with stablecoin regulation and a deep-dive into GAAP accounting for crypto (46:51) ---why Wall Street’s accounting system is to blame for the GameStop and Robinhood situation (52:32) ---whether or not a blockchain could work for settling securities (52:32) ---her thoughts on pension funds and endowments directly owning crypto (59:54) ---what it is going to take for Avanti to successfully bridge the gap between traditional finance and crypto (1:02:38)   Thank you to our sponsors!  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD">https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD</a> Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app here: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla</a>   Square: <a href= "http://square.com/go/unchained">http://square.com/go/unchained</a>   Episode links:  Caitlin Long Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_">https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_</a>  Personal website: [https://caitlin-long.com/] (https://caitlin-long.com/)   CoinDesk profile: [ https://www.coindesk.com/most-influential/2019/caitlin-long] (https://www.coindesk.com/most-influential/2019/caitlin-long)     Avanti Website:  <a href= "https://avantibank.com/">https://avantibank.com/</a>  Twitter announcement: <a href= "https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1231958552790482950"> https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1231958552790482950</a>  Avit: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/unpacking-the-avit-avanti-banks-new-digital-asset-being-built-with-blockstream"> https://www.coindesk.com/unpacking-the-avit-avanti-banks-new-digital-asset-being-built-with-blockstream</a>  Banking charter: <a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2020/10/28/avanti-unanimously-wins-bitcoin-banking-charter/?sh=50db610816aa"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2020/10/28/avanti-unanimously-wins-bitcoin-banking-charter/?sh=50db610816aa</a>  Wyoming and blockchain: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/haven-blockchain-case-wyoming"> https://www.coindesk.com/haven-blockchain-case-wyoming</a> GAAP accounting and crypto: <a href= "https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1356759511856410624"> https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1356759511856410624</a>  Trust charter vs. SPDI: <a href= "https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1349850451374587907"> https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1349850451374587907</a>  Special purpose depository institutions: <a href= "https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1194022779730968577"> https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1194022779730968577</a>  Bailment: <a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreatinianow/2019/03/07/a-split-emerges-in-blockchain-law-wyomings-approach-versus-the-supplemental-act/?sh=49635109719a"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreatinianow/2019/03/07/a-split-emerges-in-blockchain-law-wyomings-approach-versus-the-supplemental-act/?sh=49635109719a</a>  Caitlin on GameStop: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/first-mover-crypto-gamestop-bitcoin-dogecoin"> https://www.coindesk.com/first-mover-crypto-gamestop-bitcoin-dogecoin</a>    Previous Episodes   <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/caitlin-long-on-how-utility-tokens-are-now-legal-in-wyoming/"> On How 'Utility Tokens' Are Now Legal in Wyoming</a>, 2018 <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-ice-bakkt-news-makes-some-crypto-investors-nervous/"> Why the ICE/BAKKT News Makes Some Crypto Investors Nervous</a>, 2018 <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-avanti-will-be-a-not-your-keys-not-your-coins-bank/"> How Avanti Will Be a 'Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins' Bank</a>, Feb 2020 ... 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02 Mar 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:58

02 Mar 2021


#226

Unconfirmed: Coinbase's S-1: The Number That May Make the Exchange Nervous - Ep.215

Jeff Roberts, executive editor at Decrypt and author of “King of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest to take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street” talks about Coinbase going public. In this episode we discuss: ---Jeff's biggest takeaways from Coinbase’s S-1 filing (0:56) ---why institutions are choosing Coinbase (2:42) ---how Coinbase going public feels like validation for bitcoiners (4:37) ---issues Coinbase may face as a business that currently generates 96% of revenue through transaction fees (6:25) ---Why Surojit Chatterjee has so much equity in Coinbase (11:29) ---why Coinbase has only invested $130 million in crypto through its corporate treasury (12:26) ---whether or not decentralized exchanges like Uniswap pose a threat to Coinbase, and whether unregulated centralized exchanges might squeeze them from the other end (15:41) ---challenges Coinbase will face going forward (19:13) ---how well the stock will do once it's listed (20:05) ---Crypto News Recap (20:59)    Thank you to our sponsor! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD">https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD</a>  Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app here: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla</a>   Episode Links Jeff Roberts Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/jeffjohnroberts">https://twitter.com/jeffjohnroberts</a> Personal Website: [https://jeffjohnroberts.com/] (https://jeffjohnroberts.com/)   Decrypt: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/">https://decrypt.co</a> Kings of Crypto: <a href= "https://store.hbr.org/product/kings-of-crypto-one-startup-s-quest-to-take-cryptocurrency-out-of-silicon-valley-and-onto-wall-street/10436"> https://store.hbr.org/product/kings-of-crypto-one-startup-s-quest-to-take-cryptocurrency-out-of-silicon-valley-and-onto-wall-street/10436</a>   Coinbase S-1 Filing Information S-1 Form: <a href= "https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm"> https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm</a> Coinbase Profit: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/59347/coinbase-big-profit-for-2020-ahead-of-milestone-ipo-direct-listing"> https://decrypt.co/59347/coinbase-big-profit-for-2020-ahead-of-milestone-ipo-direct-listing</a> S-1 Deep Dive: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/95921/coinbases-s-1-public-filing-is-now-public-setting-stage-for-a-direct-listing-on-nasdaq"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/95921/coinbases-s-1-public-filing-is-now-public-setting-stage-for-a-direct-listing-on-nasdaq</a> Sending to Satoshi Nakamoto: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/59509/coinbase-s-1-filing-bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto"> https://decrypt.co/59509/coinbase-s-1-filing-bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto</a> + <a href= "https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1364954956571279369"> https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1364954956571279369</a>  Share Distribution: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/59439/coinbase-insiders-very-rich-goes-public"> https://decrypt.co/59439/coinbase-insiders-very-rich-goes-public</a> Pre-IPO Shares: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/96057/coinbase-pre-ipo-shares-ftx-s1"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/96057/coinbase-pre-ipo-shares-ftx-s1</a>  Armstrong Income: [ https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-sec-form-s-1] (https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-sec-form-s-1)   Balance Sheet: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/96021/coinbase-says-holds-bitcoin-btc-on-balance-sheet"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/96021/coinbase-says-holds-bitcoin-btc-on-balance-sheet</a>  Transaction Revenue: <a href= "https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1364972834167148548"> https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1364972834167148548</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-one-figure-in-the-coinbase-s-1/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-one-figure-in-the-coinbase-s-1/</a> ... Read more

26 Feb 2021

33 MINS

33:38

26 Feb 2021


#225

Paxos's Charles Cascarilla - How Blockchain Tech Could Prevent Another GameStop/Robinhood - Ep.214

In this episode of Unchained, Charles 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 Charles discusses: ---his work experience prior to Paxos and how the financial crisis in 2008 opened his eyes to Bitcoin and blockchain (01:07) ---what it was like to work in Bitcoin during the early days compared to now (4:02a) ---why Paxos decided to focus on building solutions for institutions rather than targeting the retail market like Coinbase (11:38) ---the relationship between Paxos and PayPal + why PayPal customers can’t send crypto directly to their wallets or crypto addresses yet (19:37) ---how Microstrategy and Tesla are bringing Bitcoin mainstream (25:31) ---what really happened with GameStop and Robinhood and why financial plumbing matters (30:34) ---how the Paxos Settlement Service is bringing greater transparency to financial markets by using blockchain technology (39:02) ---what other assets he thinks will be tokenized (50:32) ---stablecoin regulation and why this might be as good as it gets for Tether (58:36) ---why Paxos chose to pursue a New York State trust company charter instead of a BitLicense (1:06:15) ---what changes he would make to crypto regulation for 2021 and beyond (1:09:28) ---what’s next for Paxos (1:15:12)   Thank you to our sponsors!  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD">https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD</a> Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app here: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla</a> Square: <a href= "https://square.com/go/unchained">https://square.com/go/unchained</a>   Episode links:  Charles Cascarilla Linkedin: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlescascarilla/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlescascarilla/</a>  Coindesk Profile: [ https://www.coindesk.com/charles-cascarilla-most-influential-2020] (https://www.coindesk.com/charles-cascarilla-most-influential-2020) Previous interview with Laura: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/chad-cascarilla-on-paxoss-partnership-with-paypal/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/chad-cascarilla-on-paxoss-partnership-with-paypal/</a> Presentation at Microstrategy’s Bitcoin for Corporation’s conference: <a href= "https://www.microstrategy.com/en/bitcoin/videos/paxos"> https://www.microstrategy.com/en/bitcoin/videos/paxos</a> Blog post on the GameStop saga: <a href= "https://www.paxos.com/what-lehman-brothers-gamestop-and-the-next-financial-crisis-have-in-common/"> https://www.paxos.com/what-lehman-brothers-gamestop-and-the-next-financial-crisis-have-in-common/</a> Interview with Frank Chaparro: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/61823/the-scoop-paxos-cascarilla-coronavirus"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/61823/the-scoop-paxos-cascarilla-coronavirus</a>    Paxos Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/PaxosGlobal">https://twitter.com/PaxosGlobal</a> + <a href= "https://twitter.com/PaxosStandard">https://twitter.com/PaxosStandard</a>  Paxos Settlement Service: [https://www.paxos.com/securities/] (https://www.paxos.com/securities/) + <a href= "https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-paxos/paxos-to-launch-settlement-of-u-s-listed-equities-after-secs-no-action-letter-idUSKBN1X727M"> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-paxos/paxos-to-launch-settlement-of-u-s-listed-equities-after-secs-no-action-letter-idUSKBN1X727M</a> Series C Fundraising: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/88133/142-million-series-c-paxos-crypto-stablecoins"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/88133/142-million-series-c-paxos-crypto-stablecoins</a>  Wall Street Journal write-up: <a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/blockchain-makes-inroads-into-the-stock-markets-1-trillion-plumbing-system-11573131600"> https://www.wsj.com/articles/blockchain-makes-inroads-into-the-stock-markets-1-trillion-plumbing-system-11573131600</a> Plans to tokenize precious metals: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/15413/paxos-plans-to-put-precious-metals-on-the-blockchain"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/15413/paxos-plans-to-put-precious-metals-on-the-blockchain</a>   Other Links Paypal’s crypto-focused business unit: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/93668/paypal-crypto-business-unit-earnings-2021"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/93668/paypal-crypto-business-unit-earnings-2021</a> Paypal’s Q4 earnings: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/paypal-2020-results-outstanding-finish-to-a-record-year"> https://www.coindesk.com/paypal-2020-results-outstanding-finish-to-a-record-year</a>  Stablecoin rankings: [https://stablecoinstats.com/] (https://stablecoinstats.com/) Tether whitepaper: <a href= "https://tether.to/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TetherWhitePaper.pdf"> https://tether.to/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TetherWhitePaper.pdf</a> BitLicense: <a href= "https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/virtual_currency_businesses/regulation_history"> https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/virtual_currency_businesses/regulation_history</a> ... 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23 Feb 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:26

23 Feb 2021


#224

Unconfirmed: Girl Gone Crypto: How These Wildly Entertaining Crypto Videos Get Made - Ep.213

Lea Thompson, aka Girl Gone Crypto, talks about what goes into producing her popular “The Crypto Minute” vlog, what initially got her into crypto, and her recent decision to quit her day job and go full time crypto. In this episode we discuss: ---what “The Crypto Minute” is all about, and all the crypto video content she produces (2:37) ---how Lea comes up with creative content such as wearing a whale costume to portray Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor (5:04) ---how long it actually takes to create “The Crypto Minute” (6:36) ---what goes into producing “The Crypto Minute” and which family member is behind the camera (7:05) ---the biggest challenges Lea faces when creating her videos and how she decides which stories make the final cut (8:56) ---Lea’s favorite bloopers including, but not limited to, rug pulls, sushi, an Amazon money printer, and a few fake $100 bills (10:28) ---how Girl Gone Crypto fell down the crypto rabbit hole and why her ukulele skills were instrumental to her crypto journey (12:54) ---the time when JK Rowling tweeted about Bitcoin, resulting in Lea’s viral “A Muggle’s Guide to Bitcoin” video (17:31) ---what type of crypto content works best on different social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok  (20:00) ---when Girl Gone Crypto stopped being a hobby and how it is going now that Lea is full-time crypto (21:46) ---how Lea is trying to educate people about crypto in a simple and approachable way… one ninja suit at time (22:34) ---Crypto News Recap (26:12)   Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD">https://bit.ly/3jzkTAD</a> Download the <a href= "http://crypto.com/">Crypto.com</a> app here: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/laurashinpodcasttesla</a> The Sun Exchange: [http://thesunexchange.com/unconfirmed] (http://thesunexchange.com/unconfirmed)   Episode links: Lea Thompson: <a href= "https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto">https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto</a> Her YouTube: <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/c/GirlGoneCrypto">https://www.youtube.com/c/GirlGoneCrypto</a> Her TikTok: <a href= "https://www.tiktok.com/@girlgone_crypto?source=h5_m">https://www.tiktok.com/@girlgone_crypto?source=h5_m</a> Lea's personal website: [https://www.lealovescrypto.com/] (https://www.lealovescrypto.com/)   Video Examples 2020 Year in Review… News Vlog Style: <a href= "https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto/status/1344384717466914817?s=20"> https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto/status/1344384717466914817?s=20</a>  A Muggle’s Guide to Bitcoin: <a href= "https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto/status/1261445010832015361?s=20"> https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto/status/1261445010832015361?s=20</a> Hardware Wallets Explained: <a href= "https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto/status/1329580439820849153?s=20"> https://twitter.com/girlgone_crypto/status/1329580439820849153?s=20</a>   Miscellaneous Information Fair Use: <a href= "https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html">https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html</a> Money Printer: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Printing-Machine-Magician-Close-Up-Accessories/dp/B07XRBDCL8"> https://www.amazon.com/Printing-Machine-Magician-Close-Up-Accessories/dp/B07XRBDCL8</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/a-300k-btc-by-eoy/">https://unchainedpodcast.com/a-300k-btc-by-eoy/</a>   ... Read more

19 Feb 2021

38 MINS

38:35

19 Feb 2021


#223

Stani Kulechov on Why Aave Is So Successful - Ep.212

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) ---Why he decided to transition ETHLend to Aave, and how that eliminated the “meme” narrative (5:55) ---How Stani would explain Aave to a five-year-old, or your normie friend (9:04) ---What new features were released in Aave v2 (15:54) --- ------reducing overall gas costs ------aTokens ------swapping collateral ------debt tokens ---What Aavenomics is and how the “safety module” attempts to keep the protocol secure (20:39) --- ------How AAVE works as a governance token ------Active versus passive risk in governance staking ---How Aave is transitioning from a centralized to a decentralized protocol (25:01) --- ------what he's finding difficult about this process ------issues with voting and an over-reliance on the Aave team ------delegating voting power to what he calls “protocol politicians” and whether this is good or bad for DeFi ---Who is using Aave and how they are using it? (37:27) --- ------what OpenLaw is and how OpenLaw contracts work ------how credit delegation, or unsecured loans enforced by law, differ in v2 vs V1 ------how people could use lending protocols to build credit ---What Aave plans to do with the E-Money (EMI) license it obtained in the UK (50:51) ---Since Aave was a pioneer in flash loans, which are responsible for the majority of DeFi attacks, whether Stani would do anything differently (53:12) ---Aave’s partnership with tokenized real estate project RealT and how Aave manages it given that, in the US, RealT tokens are securities and can only be sold to accredited investors (58:42) ---How Aave has been thinking about scaling given the high fees on Ethereum (1:03:57) ---Why building a moat in DeFi is impossible (1:07:16) ---What is next for Aave (1:11:40)   Thank you to our sponsors!  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.com/">https://crypto.com/</a>   Episode links:  Stani Kulechov: <a href= "https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov">https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov</a> Aave: <a href= "https://aave.com/">https://aave.com</a> Aave stats: <a href= "https://aavewatch.com/">https://aavewatch.com</a>   Protocols mentioned ---ETHLend: <a href= "https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ethlend-announces-launch-of-new-parent-company-aave-300713825.html"> https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ethlend-announces-launch-of-new-parent-company-aave-300713825.html</a> ---Aavegotchi: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/defi-game-aavegotchi-preps-for-jan-4-mainnet-launch-with-nft-auctions"> https://www.coindesk.com/defi-game-aavegotchi-preps-for-jan-4-mainnet-launch-with-nft-auctions</a> ---RealT: <a href= "https://medium.com/aave/realt-market-coming-to-the-aave-protocol-da4499a1e965"> https://medium.com/aave/realt-market-coming-to-the-aave-protocol-da4499a1e965</a> ---Yearn: <a href= "https://yearn.finance/">https://yearn.finance/</a> ---Uniswap: <a href= "https://uniswap.org/">https://uniswap.org/</a> ---Sushiswap: <a href= "https://sushiswap.fi/">https://sushiswap.fi/</a> ---Kyber: <a href= "http://kyber.network/">http://kyber.network/</a> ---Balancer: <a href= "https://balancer.finance/">https://balancer.finance/</a> ---$LINK: <a href= "https://chain.link/">https://chain.link/</a> Aavenomics ---Aave’s documentation: <a href= "https://docs.aave.com/aavenomics/">https://docs.aave.com/aavenomics/</a> ---Safety Module: <a href= "https://docs.aave.com/aavenomics/safety-module">https://docs.aave.com/aavenomics/safety-module</a> ---Summary: <a href= "https://aave.com/aavenomics/">https://aave.com/aavenomics/</a> ---More background: <a href= "https://defirate.com/aavenomics-upgrade/">https://defirate.com/aavenomics-upgrade/</a> Decentralization concepts ---Handing off admin keys: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/46544/aave-officially-hands-over-governance-keys-to-defi-community"> https://decrypt.co/46544/aave-officially-hands-over-governance-keys-to-defi-community</a> + <a href= "https://medium.com/aave/aave-admin-key-handover-3e09e603d348"> https://medium.com/aave/aave-admin-key-handover-3e09e603d348</a> ---OpenLaw: <a href= "https://www.openlaw.io/">https://www.openlaw.io/</a> ---Protocol Governance: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/73336/defi-lending-aave-token"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/73336/defi-lending-aave-token</a> + <a href= "https://docs.aave.com/developers/protocol-governance/governance"> https://docs.aave.com/developers/protocol-governance/governance</a> Other topics ---Electronic Money Licence: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/75845/aave-uk-fca-emi-license-defi"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/75845/aave-uk-fca-emi-license-defi</a> ---Unsecured Loans: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/70678/aave-launches-new-service-for-unsecured-peer-to-peer-loans-on-ethereum"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/70678/aave-launches-new-service-for-unsecured-peer-to-peer-loans-on-ethereum</a> ---Flash Loans: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/genesis/93740/flash-loans-as-a-capital-boost-tool"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/genesis/93740/flash-loans-as-a-capital-boost-tool</a> Aave Version 2: <a href= "https://medium.com/aave/the-aave-protocol-v2-f06f299cee04"> https://medium.com/aave/the-aave-protocol-v2-f06f299cee04</a> + <a href= "https://github.com/aave/protocol-v2/blob/master/aave-v2-whitepaper.pdf"> https://github.com/aave/protocol-v2/blob/master/aave-v2-whitepaper.pdf</a> ... 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16 Feb 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:56

16 Feb 2021


#222

Lyn Alden and Raoul Pal: Is Ethereum a Good Investment? - Ep.211

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 macro level (1:25) ---why Lyn decided ETH was not currently investable (5:06) ---an analysis of utility protocols (John Pfeffer’s paper) (6:55) ---counterarguments to John Pfeffer’s paper (9:31) ---how to allocate between BTC and ETH (11:22) ---why Raoul also invested in other coins beyond BTC and ETH (11:47)  ---whether Metcalfe's law applies equally to all kinds of networks (13:35) ---why Lyn views Ethereum’s use case as circular, and why that makes it less investable (15:09) ---whether Ethereum 2.0 and Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1559, and whether that could make ETH more investable (21:20) ---the impact of fees on the value of Ethereum (23:36) ---Raoul's views on what S-Curves and the Lindy Effect indicate about the development of a currency (25:22) ---how high fees make DApps less attractive, while low fees potentially decrease demand for ETH (27:06) ---how Lyn believes demand for DeFi is to circumvent compliance and know-your-customer processes, and she doesn't also see that as a downside for Bitcoin (33:10) ---how the regulators are behind innovation in cryptocurrencies, particularly around taxation (36:32) ---Raoul's and Lyn's predictions for the ETH price by end of 2021 (41:45) ---what GameStop says about the democratization of financial information (45:32) ---whether smart contracts could play in preventing situations similar to what happened with GameStop and/or Robinhood (49:03) ---how blockchain technology could be used to prevent a situation in which the hedge funds could short more shares than existed (54:03) ---how the GameStop/Robinhood saga is a giant advertisement for self-custody (54:53) ---whether r/WallStreetBets' behavior was market manipulation or not (56:53)   Thank you to our sponsor!  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "http://crypto.com/">http://crypto.com</a>   Episode links:  Lyn Alden: <a href= "https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact">https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact</a> Lyn Alden Investment: [https://www.lynalden.com/] (https://www.lynalden.com/)   Raoul Pal: <a href= "https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI">https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI</a> Real Vision: <a href= "https://www.realvision.com/contributor/raoul-pal">https://www.realvision.com/contributor/raoul-pal</a> Global Macro Investor: [https://www.globalmacroinvestor.com] (https://www.globalmacroinvestor.com/)   Raoul's tweet storm on Ethereum: <a href= "https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1347013567799848961?s=20"> https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1347013567799848961?s=20</a> Lyn Alden’s research paper on Ethereum: <a href= "https://www.lynalden.com/ethereum-analysis/">https://www.lynalden.com/ethereum-analysis/</a> Raoul Pal’s tweet: ETH equals BTC: <a href= "https://twitter.com/raoulgmi/status/1347013567799848961?lang=en"> https://twitter.com/raoulgmi/status/1347013567799848961?lang=en</a> John Pfeffer’s paper: <a href= "https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/john-pfeffer/An+Investor's+Take+on+Cryptoassets+v6.pdf"> https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/john-pfeffer/An+Investor's+Take+on+Cryptoassets+v6.pdf</a> Network effects and Metcalfe’s Law: <a href= "https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_developing-new-products-and-services/s04-12-there-is-power-in-numbers-netw.html"> https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_developing-new-products-and-services/s04-12-there-is-power-in-numbers-netw.html</a> Quantity Theory of Money: <a href= "https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_economics-theory-through-applications/s30-01-the-quantity-theory-of-money.html"> https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_economics-theory-through-applications/s30-01-the-quantity-theory-of-money.html</a> How Will the Government React to GameStop?: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/gamestop-regulators-response"> https://www.coindesk.com/gamestop-regulators-response</a> GameStop and Crypto trading: <a href= "https://cryptonews.com/exclusives/are-gamestop-style-surges-in-crypto-any-different-from-old-p-9151.htm"> https://cryptonews.com/exclusives/are-gamestop-style-surges-in-crypto-any-different-from-old-p-9151.htm</a> Robinhood Raises Extra funds: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/93258/report-robinhood-billions-raised-investors-1"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/93258/report-robinhood-billions-raised-investors-1</a> Possible role of blockchain in trading: <a href= "https://cointelegraph.com/news/cardano-foundation-ceo-says-blockchain-could-prevent-gme-type-showdowns"> https://cointelegraph.com/news/cardano-foundation-ceo-says-blockchain-could-prevent-gme-type-showdowns</a> Caitlin Long: <a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/caitlinlong/2019/05/16/naked-shorting-in-the-uber-ipo-it-couldnt-happen-on-a-blockchain/?sh=f2a0dcd4737d"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/caitlinlong/2019/05/16/naked-shorting-in-the-uber-ipo-it-couldnt-happen-on-a-blockchain/?sh=f2a0dcd4737d</a> ... 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09 Feb 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:37

09 Feb 2021


#221

Everything You Need to Know About Your 2020 Crypto Taxes - Ep.210

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 give up their hard-earned tax secrets and tips learned through building their respective cutting-edge crypto tax software. Here is a list of talking points covered in the discussion: ---how the IRS is handling crypto this year (1:20) ---where to start with reporting crypto and what constitutes a taxable event (5:59) ---bitcoin corner cases: --- ------mining, with a description of calculating cost basis (19:48)  ------wages (27:01) ------peer-to-peer transactions outside of exchanges (28:23) ---defi and taxes: --- ------yield farming — and how it's like Russian nesting dolls (31:45) ------how the IRS taxes earned interest (36:32) ------airdrops (40:15) ---crypto transactions that are not taxable: purchases, withdrawals, and stablecoins (46:28) ---navigating tax documents (51:24-58-10) ---NFT’s and social tokens (57:14) ---tax loss harvesting (1:03:09) ---how having coins on platforms like Robinhood and Paypal can have an effect on your taxes (1:05:05) ---proposed tax changes (1:06:50) ---crypto tax software and tips for the upcoming year (1:10:29)   Thank you to our sponsor!  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "http://crypto.com/">http://crypto.com</a>   Episode links:    Guests ---Shehan Chandrasekara: <a href= "https://twitter.com/TheCryptoCPA">https://twitter.com/TheCryptoCPA</a> ---Dan Hannum: <a href= "https://twitter.com/DHannum8">https://twitter.com/DHannum8</a>    Software ---CoinTracker: <a href= "https://www.cointracker.io/">cointracker.io</a> ---ZenLedger: <a href= "https://www.zenledger.io/">zenledger.io</a>   Accounting ---LIFO, HIFO, FIFO: <a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2020/09/17/what-crypto-taxpayers-need-to-know-about-fifo-lifo-hifo-specific-id/?sh=7077f8e936aa"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2020/09/17/what-crypto-taxpayers-need-to-know-about-fifo-lifo-hifo-specific-id/?sh=7077f8e936aa</a> (written by Shehan) ---1040 Question: <a href= "https://fortune.com/2020/09/28/the-irs-is-adding-a-cryptocurrency-question-to-form-1040-for-2020/"> https://fortune.com/2020/09/28/the-irs-is-adding-a-cryptocurrency-question-to-form-1040-for-2020/</a> ---1099 Misc: <a href= "https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1099msc.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1099msc.pdf</a> ---1099 B: <a href= "https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1099-b">https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1099-b</a>   Regulatory research: ---2014 IRS Tax Guidance: <a href= "https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-21.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-21.pdf</a> ---IRS Virtual Currency page: <a href= "https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/virtual-currencies"> https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/virtual-currencies</a> ---IRS gains and losses: <a href= "https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p550.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p550.pdf</a> ---Equipment write-offs: <a href= "https://www.section179.org/section_179_deduction/">https://www.section179.org/section_179_deduction/</a> ---IRS sues Coinbase: <a href= "https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/29/16717416/us-coinbase-irs-records"> https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/29/16717416/us-coinbase-irs-records</a> ---How holding crypto at PayPal or Robinhood or any platform that does not allow you to transfer to an address off-platform could affect your taxes: <a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2021/01/28/exiting-robinhood-could-create-a-tax-nightmare-for-crypto-users/?sh=106b74a84ad6"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2021/01/28/exiting-robinhood-could-create-a-tax-nightmare-for-crypto-users/?sh=106b74a84ad6</a> ---De minimis exemption: <a href= "https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/09/series63-050509.asp#:~:text='The%20De%20Minimis'%20exemption%20means,period%20with%20a%20physical%20address"> https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/09/series63-050509.asp#:~:text='The%20De%20Minimis'%20exemption%20means,period%20with%20a%20physical%20address</a>. ---FinCEN intends to apply FBAR to cryptocurrency held offshore: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/fincen-foreign-crypto-exchange-disclosure-rule"> https://www.coindesk.com/fincen-foreign-crypto-exchange-disclosure-rule</a>   Backstory: ---Bitcoin Cash Fork: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-cash-has-split-into-two-new-blockchains-again"> https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-cash-has-split-into-two-new-blockchains-again</a>   Yield farming and social tokens: ---<a href= "https://decrypt.co/resources/what-is-yield-farming-beginners-guide"> https://decrypt.co/resources/what-is-yield-farming-beginners-guide</a> ---<a href= "https://www.cointracker.io/blog/defi-yield-farming-crypto-tax-guide"> https://www.cointracker.io/blog/defi-yield-farming-crypto-tax-guide</a> (written by Shehan) ---Alex Masmej: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/man-who-sells-himself-now-wants-buyers-to-control-his-life"> https://www.coindesk.com/man-who-sells-himself-now-wants-buyers-to-control-his-life</a>   Crypto tax guides ---BlockFi: <a href= "https://blockfi.com/crypto-tax-laws">https://blockfi.com/crypto-tax-laws</a> ---Coinbase: <a href= "https://www.coinbase.com/learn/tips-and-tutorials/crypto-and-bitcoin-taxes-US"> https://www.coinbase.com/learn/tips-and-tutorials/crypto-and-bitcoin-taxes-US</a> Nerd Wallet: <a href= "https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/investing/bitcoin-taxes"> https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/investing/bitcoin-taxes</a> ... 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02 Feb 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:30

02 Feb 2021