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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.

 

#436

Gabriel Haines on How He Came to Make His Hilarious, Yelling Crypto Videos - Ep. 425

Gabriel Haines, a crypto content creator, comes on this 2022 Thanksgiving edition of Unchained to talk about his videos and leave a positive message for these holidays.  Show highlights: ---how Gabriel started doing his very unique type of videos ---Gabriel's hummus eating competition ---how Gabriel's videos are "quite not professional" ---how Gabriel is monetizing some of his videos with NFTs ---whether NFTs are a solution for content creators ---how Lee, Gabriel's wife, has also started creating some funny videos ---how Web3 is going to change the traditional version of media in the Internet [Take Unchained's 2022 survey!  ] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) Unchained is doing its [ annual survey] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) . Tell us how you think we’re doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!  Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Ava Labs] (https://www.avax.network/) [DeFi Saver] (https://defisaver.com/) Gabriel: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/gabrielhaines) ---Gabriel’s [video] (https://twitter.com/gabrielhaines/status/1593648100270346240?s=20&t=vy80tO3t8AEo3IqiJs6qPA) with a machete Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

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#435

The Chopping Block on FTX/Alameda: Is Sam Bankman-Fried 'Crypto Kanye'? - Ep. 424

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news concerning the collapse of FTX.  Show topics: ---the statements of newly appointed CEO John Ray in the first day declaration ---why Tarun, Robert and Haseeb think SBF is possibly delusional or at least in denial ---whether the assets of FTX and Alameda were commingled from the beginning or whether they had been separate and at a certain point, FTX loaned money to Alameda ---whether the Bahamian government was the 'FTX' hacker ---the theories of why Alameda started falling ---how regulators and legislators are assessing the failure of FTX ---whether SBF will get a pardon like Mark Rich and the chances of him being charged criminally ---whether Genesis will go insolvent and its potential contagion effects Take Unchained's 2022 survey!   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022 Unchained is doing its annual survey. Tell us how you think we’re doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!  Hosts --- [Haseeb Qureshi] (https://twitter.com/hosseeb) , managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- [Tarun Chitra] (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) , managing partner at Robot Ventures --- [Robert Leshner] (https://twitter.com/rleshner) , founder of Compound  --- [Tom Schmidt] (https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt) , general partner at Dragonfly Capital Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained on FTX: --- [Jesse Powell and Kevin Zhou on How FTX and Alameda Lost $10 Billion] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/jesse-powell-and-kevin-zhou-on-how-ftx-and-alameda-lost-10-billion-ep-423/) --- [Is the Collapse of Crypto Lending Over, or Is It Just Starting?] (https://unchainedcrypto.substack.com/p/is-the-collapse-of-crypto-lending) --- [Did the Bahamian Government Direct SBF and Gary Wang to Hack FTX?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-the-bahamian-government-direct-sbf-and-gary-wang-to-hack-ftx-ep-422/) --- [The Chopping Block: Why Lenders Didn’t Liquidate Alameda When It Was Underwater ] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-why-lenders-didnt-liquidate-alameda-when-it-was-underwater-ep-421/) --- [Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers’ Assets] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/erik-voorhees-and-cobie-on-why-ftx-loaned-out-customers-assets-ep-419/) --- [The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-ftx-the-biggest-collapse-in-the-history-of-crypto-ep-418/) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sam-bankman-fried-on-how-to-prevent-the-next-terra-and-3ac-ep-403/) FTX Collapse: --- [First declaration document] (https://pacer-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/33/188450/042020648197.pdf) ---Unchained: [FTX Bankruptcy Overseer Says Company’s Collapse Is Worst He’s Ever Seen] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/ftx-bankruptcy-overseer-says-companys-collapse-is-worst-hes-ever-seen/) ---Unchained: [Bahamas Regulator Directed SBF to Transfer FTX Assets to Government Wallet] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/bahamas-regulator-directed-sbf-to-transfer-ftx-assets-to-government-wallet/) ---SBF tweet: [FTX files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection] (https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1591089317300293636?s=20&t=-vNHzZ87-D26_DzK6BvkaA) ---WSJ: [FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried Cashed Out $300 Million During Funding Spree] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ftxs-sam-bankman-fried-cashed-out-300-million-during-funding-spree-11668799774?mod=hp_lead_pos4) ---Vox interview with SBF: [Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself] (https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23462333/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-cryptocurrency-effective-altruism-crypto-bahamas-philanthropy) ---NYT: [How Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Empire Collapsed] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/14/technology/ftx-sam-bankman-fried-crypto-bankruptcy.html) ---Arthur Hayes’s article on SBF: [‘White Boy’] (https://entrepreneurshandbook.co/white-boy-b12c33484a2e) NYT: [Elizabeth Holmes Is Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Fraud] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/18/technology/elizabeth-holmes-sentence-theranos.html#:~:text=Judge%20Edward%20J.%20Davila%20of,custody%20on%20April%2027%2C%202023.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Nov 2022

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#434

Jesse Powell and Kevin Zhou on How FTX and Alameda Lost $10 Billion - Ep. 423

Kevin Zhou, cofounder of Galois Capital, and Jesse Powell, cofounder of Kraken, talk about why FTX collapsed, the warning signs, and whether it’s a catalyst for self-custodial adoption.  Show highlights: ---the root causes of the FTX collapse, according to Jesse and Kevin ---whether there were warning signs of all the risks that were to come ---the importance of learning from mistakes, even for new people in the space ---Kevin's response to the stuck funds in FTX ---the debate about utilitarianism and SBF's effective altruism ---whether the philosophy behind founders matters ---Kevin's and Jesse's theories of how FTX and Alameda lost billions of dollars ---how Alameda and FTX's books were commingled  ---whether people will start using self-custodial wallets ---whether the fall of FTX vindicates BTC maximalism ---whether regulation has been beneficial or harmful for American customers ---the role of venture capital firms and their "mixed incentives" [Take Unchained's 2022 survey!  ] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) Unchained is doing its [ annual survey] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) . Tell us how you think we’re doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!  Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Chainalysis] (http://chainalysis.com/unchained) [Minima] (https://minima.global/) Kevin: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [How Traders Are Thinking About the Merge — and a Potential ETHPoW Chain] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-traders-are-thinking-about-the-merge-and-a-potential-ethpow-chain-ep-395/) --- [Why Kevin Zhou Believes Ethereum Will Have 3 Forks After the Merge] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-kevin-zhou-believes-ethereum-will-have-3-forks-after-the-merge-ep-381/) . --- [The Chopping Block: Kevin Zhou on Why He Knew Terra Would Crash] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-kevin-zhou-on-why-he-knew-terra-would-crash/) Jesse: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/jespow) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken, on Drawing a Line With Regulators] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/jesse-powell-ceo-of-kraken-on-drawing-a-line-with-regulators-ep-61/) Episode Links Previous coverage on Unchained of FTX: --- [Did the Bahamian Government Direct SBF and Gary Wang to Hack FTX? – Ep. 422] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-the-bahamian-government-direct-sbf-and-gary-wang-to-hack-ftx-ep-422/) --- [The Chopping Block: Why Lenders Didn’t Liquidate Alameda When It Was Underwater ] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-why-lenders-didnt-liquidate-alameda-when-it-was-underwater-ep-421/) --- [Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers’ Assets] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/erik-voorhees-and-cobie-on-why-ftx-loaned-out-customers-assets-ep-419/) --- [The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-ftx-the-biggest-collapse-in-the-history-of-crypto-ep-418/) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sam-bankman-fried-on-how-to-prevent-the-next-terra-and-3ac-ep-403/) FTX Collapse: --- [First declaration document] (https://pacer-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/33/188450/042020648197.pdf) ---Unchained: [FTX Bankruptcy Overseer Says Company’s Collapse Is Worst He’s Ever Seen] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/ftx-bankruptcy-overseer-says-companys-collapse-is-worst-hes-ever-seen/) ---Unchained: [Bahamas Regulator Directed SBF to Transfer FTX Assets to Government Wallet] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/bahamas-regulator-directed-sbf-to-transfer-ftx-assets-to-government-wallet/) ---SBF tweet: [FTX files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection] (https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1591089317300293636?s=20&t=-vNHzZ87-D26_DzK6BvkaA) ---Vox interview with SBF: [Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself] (https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23462333/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-cryptocurrency-effective-altruism-crypto-bahamas-philanthropy) ---NYT: [How Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Empire Collapsed] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/14/technology/ftx-sam-bankman-fried-crypto-bankruptcy.html) ---Bloomberg: [Crypto Hedge Fund Galois Confirms $40 Million Exposure to FTX] (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-13/crypto-fund-galois-known-for-big-luna-shorts-confirms-40-million-ftx-exposure) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Nov 2022

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21 Nov 2022


#433

Did the Bahamian Government Direct SBF and Gary Wang to Hack FTX? - Ep. 422

Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, explains the first declaration from new FTX CEO John Ray in the company’s bankruptcy case.  Show highlights: ---why CEO Ray said there's been a complete failure of corporate controls in FTX ---how there was no separation of accounts between Alameda and FTX ---whether FTX US customers are in a better position to recuperate their assets ---why FTX's Bahamas unit is seeking protection under chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code ---why there's a jurisdictional battle, according to Wassie ---whether the Bahamian government is responsible for letting deposits out of the platform ---how former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is trying to save the company  [Take Unchained's 2022 survey!  ] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) Unchained is doing its [ annual survey] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) . Tell us how you think we’re doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!  Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Ava Labs] (https://www.avax.network/) [DeFi Saver] (https://defisaver.com/) Wassielawyer: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/wassielawyer) --- [Thread on community buyout] (https://twitter.com/wassielawyer/status/1591387741224599552?s=20&t=6DdrwktD_zoKBDAAheknTg) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [Will FTX Customers Ever Recover Their Assets? Two Insolvency Experts Weigh In] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/will-ftx-customers-ever-recover-their-assets-two-insolvency-experts-weigh-in-ep-420/) --- [Why the Messy 3AC, Celsius, and Voyager Bankruptcies Will Drag on for Years] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-messy-3ac-celsius-and-voyager-bankruptcies-will-drag-on-for-years-ep-377/) --- [Three Crypto Bankruptcies: 3AC, Celsius and Voyager. What Happens Now?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/three-crypto-bankruptcies-3ac-celsius-and-voyager-what-happens-now-ep-374/) Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained on FTX: --- [The Chopping Block: Why Lenders Didn’t Liquidate Alameda When It Was Underwater ] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-why-lenders-didnt-liquidate-alameda-when-it-was-underwater-ep-421/) --- [Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers’ Assets] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/erik-voorhees-and-cobie-on-why-ftx-loaned-out-customers-assets-ep-419/) --- [The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-ftx-the-biggest-collapse-in-the-history-of-crypto-ep-418/) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sam-bankman-fried-on-how-to-prevent-the-next-terra-and-3ac-ep-403/) FTX Collapse: --- [First declaration document] (https://pacer-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/33/188450/042020648197.pdf) --- [FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection] (https://twitter.com/FTX_Official/status/1591071832823959552?s=20&t=przGRsNEd00RUtpTEtzFKA) . --- [FTX Wasn’t Authorized to File for US Bankruptcy: Bahamas Liquidators] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/ftx-wasnt-authorized-to-file-for-us-bankruptcy-bahamas-liquidators/) --- [Vox interview with SBF] (https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23462333/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-cryptocurrency-effective-altruism-crypto-bahamas-philanthropy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Nov 2022

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#432

The Chopping Block: Why Lenders Didn't Liquidate Alameda When It Was Underwater - Ep. 421

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra were joined by Laura Shin, CEO of the show, to chop it up about the collapse of FTX.  Show topics: ---Haseeb's explanation of the blowup of FTX ---whether FTX was a Ponzi scheme ---Sam Bankman-Fried's strategy to become a billionaire ---the weird sale of Serum, a project backed by SBF ---the lack of proper accounting practices in FTX and Alameda ---whether FTX did not have a proper and large enough security team  ---the likelihood that FTX’s volume numbers are fake  ---why Haseeb thinks this is one of the biggest catastrophes in venture history ---the role of media in building SBF's character and the revindication of journalism ---whether venture capital firms run propaganda for their portfolio companies ---whether VC culture enabled this collapse to happen ---the story of how Sam convinced Tom Brady to invest in FTX ---the debate about effective altruism and whether SBF's EA caused his mistakes ---whether FTX's failure will set the crypto industry back Hosts --- [Haseeb Qureshi] (https://twitter.com/hosseeb) , managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- [Tom Schmidt] (https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt) , general partner at Dragonfly Capital --- [Tarun Chitra] (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) , managing partner at Robot Ventures Guests --- [Laura Shin] (https://twitter.com/laurashin) , author, host of Unchained Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained: --- [The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-ftx-the-biggest-collapse-in-the-history-of-crypto-ep-418/) --- [The Chopping Block: SBF on a Crazy Week of Bitfinex, Wormhole and ENS Drama] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqSDcv_EoSw) --- [Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers’ Assets] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/erik-voorhees-and-cobie-on-why-ftx-loaned-out-customers-assets-ep-419/) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sam-bankman-fried-on-how-to-prevent-the-next-terra-and-3ac-ep-403/) FTX Collapse: --- [FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection] (https://twitter.com/FTX_Official/status/1591071832823959552?s=20&t=przGRsNEd00RUtpTEtzFKA) --- [NYT’s “How Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Empire Collapsed”] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/14/technology/ftx-sam-bankman-fried-crypto-bankruptcy.html) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried built a "backdoor" to his FTX exchange to change financial records and move funds without alerting others.] (https://www.reuters.com/markets/currencies/exclusive-least-1-billion-client-funds-missing-failed-crypto-firm-ftx-sources-2022-11-12/) --- [$600 million hack] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/12/ftx-crypto-wallets-see-mysterious-late-night-outflows-totalling-more-than-380m/) ---Unchained coverage: --- [Could FTX’s Bankruptcy Trigger a Domino Effect?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/could-ftxs-bankruptcy-trigger-a-domino-effect/) --- [FTX May File for Bankruptcy After Binance Walks Off the Deal] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=1332b799b3&e=8b7068b51b) --- [FTX Needs $8B to Meet Investor Withdrawals: Report] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=cfcb288ae4&e=8b7068b51b) --- [Tron Founder Justin Sun Says He Is Working With FTX on a Solution] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=bcc2621808&e=8b7068b51b) --- [US DOJ Joins SEC and CFTC Probe of FTX] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=4ec1b95046&e=8b7068b51b) --- [FTX-Issued Wrapped Solana Tokens Could Add to DeFi Contagion: wBTC Creator] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=4a44e25641&e=8b7068b51b) --- [Sequoia Capital Writes Off $214M FTX Investment to Zero] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=854fcd57f6&e=8b7068b51b) --- [Binance Set to Buy FTX Amid Liquidity Crisis] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-set-to-buy-ftx-amid-liquidity-crisis/) --- [SBF’s Net Worth Plummets 94% In One Day: Report] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sbfs-net-worth-plummets-94-in-one-day-report/) --- [Binance Might Have Triggered a Liquidity Crisis as FTX’s Main Wallet Lost 290K ETH in Two Days] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-might-have-triggered-a-liquidity-crisis-as-ftxs-main-wallet-lost-290k-eth-in-two-days/) --- [Alameda’s Balance Sheet Sparks Controversy] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/alamedas-balance-sheet-sparks-controversy/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Nov 2022

1 HR 51 MINS

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16 Nov 2022


#431

Will FTX Customers Ever Recover Their Assets? Two Insolvency Experts Weigh In - Ep. 420

Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, and Thomas Braziel, founder and CEO of 507 Capital, talk about the bankruptcy of FTX.  Show highlights: ---what the bankruptcy process of FTX is expected to look like ---why FTX got to the the point of filing for bankruptcy protection ---why Wassie thinks Alameda is dead ---why FTX filed for bankruptcy in the US given that it's a Bahamian company ---how FTX's balance sheet is composed and whether it includes Alameda ---whether Justin Sun will be dragged into the bankruptcy ---how FTX's terms of service differ from Celsius’s and Voyager’s ---how the $600 million hack affects the bankruptcy proceeding ---whether it's worth it to spend millions of dollars in law firms to go after the hacked money ---what's the impact of the 192 million FTT tokens that were printed Saturday night ---what will happen with the fork of Serum and the forked tokens ---the consequences for all the projects that FTX invested in ---why Wassie thinks that tokenizing the liabilities could be a good potential solution ---how the FTX's bankruptcy affects Voyager's proceedings and customers ---whether FTX’s bankruptcy has put BlockFi in trouble [Take Unchained's 2022 survey!  ] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) Unchained is doing its [ annual survey] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) . Tell us how you think we’re doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!  Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Chainalysis] (http://chainalysis.com/unchained) [Minima] (https://minima.global/) Wassielawyer: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/wassielawyer) --- [Thread on community buyout] (https://twitter.com/wassielawyer/status/1591387741224599552?s=20&t=6DdrwktD_zoKBDAAheknTg) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [Why the Messy 3AC, Celsius, and Voyager Bankruptcies Will Drag on for Years] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-messy-3ac-celsius-and-voyager-bankruptcies-will-drag-on-for-years-ep-377/) --- [Three Crypto Bankruptcies: 3AC, Celsius and Voyager. What Happens Now?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/three-crypto-bankruptcies-3ac-celsius-and-voyager-what-happens-now-ep-374/) Thomas: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/thomasbraziel) --- [507 Capital] (https://507capital.com/) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [Will Celsius Survive the Bankruptcy Process?] (https://laurashin.bulletin.com/will-celsius-survive-the-bankruptcy-process/) Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained on FTX: --- [Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers’ Assets] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/erik-voorhees-and-cobie-on-why-ftx-loaned-out-customers-assets-ep-419/) --- [The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-ftx-the-biggest-collapse-in-the-history-of-crypto-ep-418/) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sam-bankman-fried-on-how-to-prevent-the-next-terra-and-3ac-ep-403/) FTX Collapse: --- [FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection] (https://twitter.com/FTX_Official/status/1591071832823959552?s=20&t=przGRsNEd00RUtpTEtzFKA) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried built a "backdoor" to his FTX exchange to change financial records and move funds without alerting others.] (https://www.reuters.com/markets/currencies/exclusive-least-1-billion-client-funds-missing-failed-crypto-firm-ftx-sources-2022-11-12/) --- [$600 million hack] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/12/ftx-crypto-wallets-see-mysterious-late-night-outflows-totalling-more-than-380m/) ---Unchained coverage: --- [The Bahamas Loophole: FTX Users Buy KYC Accounts to Withdraw Crypto] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-bahamas-loophole-ftx-users-buy-kyc-accounts-to-withdraw-crypto/) --- [Could FTX’s Bankruptcy Trigger a Domino Effect?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/could-ftxs-bankruptcy-trigger-a-domino-effect/) --- [FTX May File for Bankruptcy After Binance Walks Off the Deal] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=1332b799b3&e=8b7068b51b) --- [FTX Needs $8B to Meet Investor Withdrawals: Report] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=cfcb288ae4&e=8b7068b51b) --- [Tron Founder Justin Sun Says He Is Working With FTX on a Solution] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=bcc2621808&e=8b7068b51b) --- [US DOJ Joins SEC and CFTC Probe of FTX] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=4ec1b95046&e=8b7068b51b) --- [FTX-Issued Wrapped Solana Tokens Could Add to DeFi Contagion: wBTC Creator] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=4a44e25641&e=8b7068b51b) --- [Sequoia Capital Writes Off $214M FTX Investment to Zero] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=854fcd57f6&e=8b7068b51b) Contagion: --- [Serum Fork in the Works Amid Fears That FTX-Owned Upgrade Keys Are Compromised] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/serum-fork-in-the-works-amid-fears-that-ftx-owned-upgrade-keys-are-compromised/) --- [BlockFi Halts Withdrawals Amid FTX Crisis] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/blockfi-halts-withdrawals-amid-ftx-crisis/) --- [Voyager had to reopen the bidding process for its assets] (https://www.theblock.co/post/186151/crypto-lender-voyager-reopens-bidding-process-following-ftx-bankruptcy) Learn more about your ad choices. 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15 Nov 2022

1 HR 42 MINS

1:42:47

15 Nov 2022


#430

Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers’ Assets - Ep. 419

 Erik Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, and Jordan Fish, aka Cobie, crypto investor and host of UpOnly, talk about the collapse of FTX.  Show highlights: ---the links between FTX and Alameda ---what kickstarted the blowup of FTX ---why Erik and Cobie think that Bankman-Fried's behavior was “sociopathic” ---why the $10 billion hole is so shocking to Cobie considering the advantages that FTX had as a company ---whether this would have ever happened if the prices hadn’t plummeted in the bear market ---the tension between advocates of privacy and those who want to limit criminal activity ---why Erik believes that SBF’s donations to both political parties are bribery ---whether regulators can prevent an exchange from collapsing ---whether Changpeng Zhao did a better job at investigating FTX than anyone at the SEC ---the likelihood that this will result in criminal charges ---how blockchain technology is the solution to the problem of centralized exchanges doing things in the dark ---Tether’s decision to freeze USDT owned by FTX ---Erik’s response to Bitcoin maximalists who say FTX was caused by altcoins ---whether it is a mistake for exchanges to issue their own tokens ---how big the contagion could be in the industry ---why nobody should leave a significant amount of their net worth in a centralized exchange ---Erik’s message to regulators ---whether SBF was aligned with the values and the ethos of crypto Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Ava Labs] (https://www.avax.network/) [DeFi Saver] (https://defisaver.com/) Erik: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees) --- [ShapeShift] (https://t.co/vPo8Sc6YYo) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [Why ShapeShift’s Erik Voorhees Thinks Toxic Bitcoin Maximalism Is Bullshit] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-shapeshifts-erik-voorhees-thinks-toxic-bitcoin-maximalism-is-bullshit/) --- [Shapeshift’s Erik Voorhees on How Crypto Will Separate Money and State] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/shapeshifts-erik-voorhees-on-how-crypto-will-separate-money-and-state/) Cobie: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/cobie) --- [Substack] (https://t.co/Wv40rJ7G8S) --- [UpOnly] (https://twitter.com/uponlytv) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [Cobie and Chris Burniske on How to Navigate a Crypto Bear Market] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/cobie-and-chris-burniske-on-how-to-navigate-a-crypto-bear-market-ep-354/) Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained: --- [Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sam-bankman-fried-on-how-to-prevent-the-next-terra-and-3ac-ep-403/) --- [The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-ftx-the-biggest-collapse-in-the-history-of-crypto-ep-418/) FTX Collapse: --- [FTX Tapped Into Customer Accounts to Fund Risky Bets, Setting Up Its Downfall] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ftx-tapped-into-customer-accounts-to-fund-risky-bets-setting-up-its-downfall-11668093732) ---SBF’s [video] (https://twitter.com/HaloCrypto/status/1590417311839981569?s=20&t=YUU9ZYwIl76K8TjlF8ZRkw) talking to regulators ---Unchained coverage: ---FTX May [File ] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=1332b799b3&e=8b7068b51b) for Bankruptcy After Binance Walks Off the Deal ---FTX [Needs ] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=cfcb288ae4&e=8b7068b51b) $8B to Meet Investor Withdrawals: Report ---Tron [Founder ] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=bcc2621808&e=8b7068b51b) Justin Sun Says He Is Working With FTX on a Solution ---US DOJ [Joins ] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=4ec1b95046&e=8b7068b51b) SEC and CFTC Probe of FTX ---FTX-Issued [Wrapped ] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=4a44e25641&e=8b7068b51b) Solana Tokens Could Add to DeFi Contagion: wBTC Creator ---Sequoia Capital [Writes ] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=854fcd57f6&e=8b7068b51b) Off $214M FTX Investment to Zero Binance’s dropped deal with FTX ---CZ’s [announcement] (https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1590013615897477121?s=20&t=TLCOvOjnYBG6agUQYIKyGQ) ---SBF’s [announcement] (https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1590012124864348160?s=20&t=ZZCL4Qi8z_zvySGbWwEwnA) ---Binance’s [merkle-tree proof-of-reserves] (https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1590055819416330240?s=20&t=cPjnWGMM03CVoPyE_JrFqQ) ---Unchained coverage: --- [Binance Set to Buy FTX Amid Liquidity Crisis] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-set-to-buy-ftx-amid-liquidity-crisis/) --- [SBF’s Net Worth Plummets 94% In One Day: Report] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sbfs-net-worth-plummets-94-in-one-day-report/) --- [There are Rumors that Alameda Went Down With 3AC in Q2] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-alameda-go-down-with-3ac-in-q2/) --- [Alameda Owes More Than $30M in DeFi Debt] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/alameda-owes-more-than-30m-in-defi-debt/) --- [Coinbase and Genesis Declare No Exposure to Collapsing FTX ] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/coinbase-and-genesis-declare-no-exposure-to-collapsing-ftx/) --- [Binance Might Have Triggered a Liquidity Crisis as FTX’s Main Wallet Lost 290K ETH in Two Days] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-might-have-triggered-a-liquidity-crisis-as-ftxs-main-wallet-lost-290k-eth-in-two-days/) --- [Binance to Liquidate Millions Worth of its FTX’s Token Holdings] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-to-liquidate-all-ftt-holdings/) --- [FTX’s Stablecoin Reserves Hit One-Year Low] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/ftxs-stablecoin-reserves-hit-one-year-low-report/) --- [Alameda’s Balance Sheet Sparks Controversy] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/alamedas-balance-sheet-sparks-controversy/) Crypto regulation --- [Industry Leaders Debate How to Regulate DeFi] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/industry-leaders-debate-how-to-regulate-defi/) --- [Bankless debate between SBF and Erik Voorhees ] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytaa_5liwMA) Learn more about your ad choices. 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11 Nov 2022

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:20

11 Nov 2022


#429

The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto? - Ep. 418

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi and Tom Schmidt were joined by Nic Carter, reformed Bitcoin Maxi, and Laura Shin, CEO of the show, to chop it up about Binance’s buyout of FTX.  Show topics: ---Haseeb's tl;dr of Binance's possible acquisition of FTX ---whether Alameda is the new Three Arrows Capital ---the implications of FTX's collapse for regulators and lawmakers ---what will happen to all the companies that lent money to Alameda ---Sam Bankman-Fried's emergency effort to raise billions of dollars ---whether there could be criminal charges against FTX ---why FTX was not as profitable as other derivative exchanges ---what the probabilities are of Binance actually buying FTX ---whether the enterprise value of FTX is negative ---Tom's concerns about the concentration in the industry ---how FTX's implosion will impact crypto venture capital firms ---whether Solana can survive without SBF's support ---how the lack of transparency kicked off this situation and how blockchains help solve this issue Hosts --- [Haseeb Qureshi] (https://twitter.com/hosseeb) , managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- [Tom Schmidt] (https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt) , general partner at Dragonfly Capital Guests --- [Nic Carter] (https://twitter.com/nic__carter) , reformed Bitcoin Maxi --- [Nic’s proof of reserves] (https://niccarter.info/proof-of-reserves/) --- [Laura Shin] (https://twitter.com/laurashin) , author, host of Unchained Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained: --- [Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sam-bankman-fried-on-how-to-prevent-the-next-terra-and-3ac-ep-403/) Acquisition of FTX ---CZ’s [announcement] (https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1590013615897477121?s=20&t=TLCOvOjnYBG6agUQYIKyGQ) ---SBF’s [announcement] (https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1590012124864348160?s=20&t=ZZCL4Qi8z_zvySGbWwEwnA) ---Binance’s [merkle-tree proof-of-reserves] (https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1590055819416330240?s=20&t=cPjnWGMM03CVoPyE_JrFqQ) ---Unchained coverage: --- [Binance Set to Buy FTX Amid Liquidity Crisis] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-set-to-buy-ftx-amid-liquidity-crisis/) --- [SBF’s Net Worth Plummets 94% In One Day: Report] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/sbfs-net-worth-plummets-94-in-one-day-report/) --- [There are Rumors that Alameda Went Down With 3AC in Q2] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-alameda-go-down-with-3ac-in-q2/) --- [Alameda Owes More Than $30M in DeFi Debt] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/alameda-owes-more-than-30m-in-defi-debt/) --- [Coinbase and Genesis Declare No Exposure to Collapsing FTX ] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/coinbase-and-genesis-declare-no-exposure-to-collapsing-ftx/) --- [Binance Might Have Triggered a Liquidity Crisis as FTX’s Main Wallet Lost 290K ETH in Two Days] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-might-have-triggered-a-liquidity-crisis-as-ftxs-main-wallet-lost-290k-eth-in-two-days/) --- [Binance to Liquidate Millions Worth of its FTX’s Token Holdings] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/binance-to-liquidate-all-ftt-holdings/) --- [FTX’s Stablecoin Reserves Hit One-Year Low] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/ftxs-stablecoin-reserves-hit-one-year-low-report/) --- [Alameda’s Balance Sheet Sparks Controversy] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/alamedas-balance-sheet-sparks-controversy/) Crypto regulation --- [Industry Leaders Debate How to Regulate DeFi] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/industry-leaders-debate-how-to-regulate-defi/) --- [Bankless debate between SBF and Erik Voorhees ] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytaa_5liwMA) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Nov 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:55

09 Nov 2022


#428

Does Maximalism Help or Hurt Bitcoin? Lyn Alden and Udi Wertheimer Debate - Ep. 417

Lyn Alden, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, and Udi Wertheimer, a recovering Bitcoin maxi, talk about Bitcoin Maximalism, how Bitcoin is developing, and what’s the future of Bitcoin’s security model.    Show highlights: ---What the definition of Bitcoin maximalism is ---whether BTC maximalism is toxic ---whether Vitalik Buterin is still a bitcoiner and how Bitcoiners became the 'token police', according to Udi ---why Lyn thinks Bitcoin has been attacked by the media since the beginning ---the attacks by Bitcoin maximalists on Nic Carter and Andreas Antonopoulos ---how adoption kicked in during previous cycles and why it benefitted BTC ---what the different types of Bitcoiners are ---what developments are being made around Bitcoin ---the importance of Bitcoin being permissionless ---what the use cases for Bitcoin are and whether it’s still a highly speculative asset ---whether people care about using decentralized payment tools ---how Lyn defines ‘ultra sound money’ and why she thinks that Bitcoin is better at that than ETH ---whether Bitcoin’s security model needs to be fixed  ---why being able to run a node is essential for censorship resistance [Take Unchained's 2022 survey!  ] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) Unchained is doing its [annual survey] (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2022) . Tell us how you think we’re doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!    Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Chainalysis] (http://chainalysis.com/unchained) [Minima] (https://minima.global/)   Udi: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer) --- [Substack] (https://t.co/OFz4KXKPEC) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [Why Bitcoin Maximalism Is ‘Like a Shitcoin Community’] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/eric-wall-and-udi-wertheimer-on-why-bitcoin-maximalism-is-like-a-shitcoin-community-ep-412/)   Lyn: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact) --- [Website] (https://www.lynalden.com/) ---Previous Unchained episodes: --- [How Will Inflation Impact Crypto?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-will-inflation-impact-crypto-lyn-alden-and-mauricio-di-bartolomeo-explain-ep-380/) --- [Is Ethereum a Good Investment?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/lyn-alden-and-raoul-pal-is-ethereum-a-good-investment/)   --- [Why Bitcoin Now: Meltem Demirors and Lyn Alden on the Perfect Conditions for Bitcoin] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-meltem-demirors-and-lyn-alden-on-the-perfect-conditions-for-bitcoin/) Episode Links Previous Coverage of Unchained: --- [Is Bitcoin Doomed to Fail? Eric Wall and Justin Bons Face Off] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-bitcoin-doomed-to-fail-eric-wall-and-justin-bons-face-off-ep-398/) --- [Arthur Hayes, Former Ethereum Skeptic, on Why the Merge Makes Him Bullish on ETH] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/arthur-hayes-former-ethereum-skeptic-on-why-the-merge-makes-him-bullish-on-eth-ep-393/)   --- [With the Merge, Will Ethereum Take Over Bitcoin’s Title as Digital Gold?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/with-the-merge-will-ethereum-take-over-bitcoins-title-as-digital-gold-ep-389/)  Bitcoin’s culture and security --- [Bitcoin Maximalism Is Dead, Long Live Bitcoin Maximalism] (https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterizzo/2022/07/04/bitcoin-maximalism-is-dead-long-live-bitcoin-maximalism/?sh=36d4b765182b) by Pete Rizo --- [Setting the record straight] (https://medium.com/@nic__carter/setting-the-record-straight-b4e1b415e7d9) by Nic Carter --- [The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin Culture] (https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/10/11/the-rise-and-fall-of-bitcoin-maximalism/) by Paul J. Dylan-Ennis --- [Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution] (https://meaningness.com/geeks-mops-sociopaths) by David Chapman --- [Surprisingly, Tail Emission Is Not Inflationary] (https://petertodd.org/2022/surprisingly-tail-emission-is-not-inflationary) by Peter Todd --- [Justin Bons’ thread] (https://twitter.com/Justin_Bons/status/1563912991015305216?s=20&t=3EI6s0q5qwi1bKgqXFY7Wg) on BTC security model --- [A (brief and incomplete) history of censorship in /r/Bitcoin ] (https://medium.com/@johnblocke/a-brief-and-incomplete-history-of-censorship-in-r-bitcoin-c85a290fe43) by John Blocke [Ultra sound money] (https://ultrasound.money/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Nov 2022

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:00

08 Nov 2022


#427

The Chopping Block: Can Exchange CEOs Like SBF Be Crypto True Believers? - Ep. 416

 Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry.  Show topics: ---Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter – and its effect on DOGE ---the irony that people working in centralized companies want to decentralize Twitter ---whether Twitter is going to become like Facebook ---why Twitter has been the most pro-crypto among big tech companies ---why Tarun thinks Binance Pay is an impressive product ---whether it is possible to run a decentralized social media for billions of users ---the debate between Sam Bankman-Fried and Erik Voorhees about crypto regulation ---whether crypto exchange CEOs are true believers in the philosophy of crypto ---why Haseeb believes Sam Bankman-Fried is a very honest person ---how Reddit used a simple strategy to gain massive adoption ---whether it is necessary to rebrand NFTs Hosts --- [Haseeb Qureshi] (https://twitter.com/hosseeb) , managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- [Tarun Chitra] (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) , managing partner at Robot Ventures --- [Robert Leshner] (https://twitter.com/rleshner) , founder of Compound  --- [Tom Schmidt] (https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt) , general partner at Dragonfly Capital Episode Links Twitter acquisition --- [What Are the Potential Impacts of Musk’s Twitter Purchase?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-are-the-potential-impacts-of-musks-twitter-purchase/) ---Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, will [receive] (https://www.theblock.co/post/180780/sam-bankman-fried-set-to-make-up-to-100-million-from-musk-twitter-purchase) between $50 million and $100 million from Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. ---Vitalik Buterin [said] (https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1587593917197062145?s=20&t=Ij3Z66VevHSZCFGxZqcUxQ) Musk’s idea of charging $8 a month for a blue check on Twitter could “damage the blue check's anti-scam role.” ---Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao [said] (https://www.theblock.co/post/182167/binance-ceo-would-join-twitter-board-musk) he would join Twitter’s board if Elon Musk asked him to.  Crypto regulation --- [Industry Leaders Debate How to Regulate DeFi] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/industry-leaders-debate-how-to-regulate-defi/) --- [Bankless debate between SBF and Erik Voorhees ] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytaa_5liwMA) [Alameda’s Balance Sheet Sparks Controversy] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/alamedas-balance-sheet-sparks-controversy/) [Trojan Horse of NFTs? Reddit Onboards 3M Wallets as Trading Volume Soars] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/trojan-horse-of-nfts-reddit-onboards-3m-wallets-as-trading-volume-soars/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Nov 2022

58 MINS

58:19

05 Nov 2022


#426

Bitcoin Miners Going Bankrupt? Here's How Crypto Winter Is Impacting the Industry - Ep. 415

Nick Hansen, cofounder and CEO of Luxor Technologies, talks about the Bitcoin mining industry, why some miners are struggling while others are succeeding, and the next steps for the industry.    Show highlights: ---the current state of the Bitcoin mining industry ---why miners have the lowest margin environment ever ---why there are so many mining rigs sitting latent ---how to calculate the profitability of mining cryptocurrency ---why miners are not moving to other countries for lower energy prices ---what the impact of a Core Scientific bankruptcy would be ---whether finance pools to aid struggling miners are helpful ---why some miners are succeeding in this environment ---whether Bitcoin miners can adopt renewable resources and help with the transition to green energy  ---how the mining industry is going to change in the following years Take the Unchained Podcast survey for 2022! Unchained is doing its [annual survey] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ionu7wm3mwgt5vu/Intro.mov?dl=0) . Tell us how you think we’re doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!    Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Ava Labs] (https://www.avax.network/) [DeFi Saver] (https://defisaver.com/)   Nick --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/hash_bender) --- [Luxor Technologies] (https://www.luxor.tech/)   Episode links   Troubled miners: --- [Bondholders of Troubled Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Said to Be Working With Lawyers] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/01/bondholders-of-troubled-bitcoin-miner-core-scientific-said-to-be-working-with-lawyers-bloomberg-says/) --- [A Huge Glut of Bitcoin Mining Rigs Is Sitting Unused in Boxes] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/10/14/a-huge-glut-of-bitcoin-mining-rigs-are-sitting-unused-in-boxes/) --- [Bitcoin Miner Iris Energy Says Some Machines Aren't Covering Financing Costs] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/02/bitcoin-miner-iris-energy-says-some-machines-arent-covering-financing-costs/) --- [Bitcoin Miner Argo Blockchain Fears Negative Cash Flow as $27M Raise Fails] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/bitcoin-miner-argo-blockchain-fears-negative-cash-flow-as-27m-raise-fails/) --- [Bitcoin mining hosting company Compute North filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection] (https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=0384921ccc&e=8b7068b51b)   Miners currently weathering the storm: --- [Bitcoin Miner CleanSpark Spends Millions on Equipment as Others Struggle Amid Market Conditions] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/bitcoin-miner-cleanspark-spends-millions-on-equipment-as-others-struggle-amid-market-conditions/) --- [Bitcoin Miner Stronghold Digital Completes Debt Restructuring] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/01/bitcoin-miner-stronghold-digital-completes-debt-restructuring/) --- [Digihost Bucks Bearish Trend Among Bitcoin Miners, Remains Cash-Flow Positive] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/01/digihost-bucks-bearish-trend-among-bitcoin-miners-remains-cash-flow-positive/) --- [Crypto Miner Marathon Digital Mines Record 615 Bitcoin in October] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/02/crypto-miner-marathon-digital-mines-record-615-bitcoin-in-october/)  Green energy: --- [Solar-Powered Bitcoin Miner Aspen Creek Raises $8M Despite Bear Market] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/09/27/solar-powered-bitcoin-miner-aspen-creek-raises-8m-despite-bear-market/)   Finance Pools: --- [DeFi Platform Maple Finance Aims to Help Struggling Bitcoin Miners With $300M Lending Pool] (https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/09/20/defi-platform-maple-finance-aims-to-help-struggling-bitcoin-miners-with-300m-lending-pool/) --- [Binance Pool To Support BTC Mining Industry With a $500M Miner Lending Project] (https://www.binance.com/en/blog/mining/binance-pool-to-support-btc-mining-industry-with-a-%24500m-miner-lending-project-694684880316935062)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Nov 2022

35 MINS

35:44

04 Nov 2022


#425

Are NFT Royalties the Way? How to Build a Sustainable Creator Economy - Ep. 414

Sterling Crispin, artist and software developer and Holly Herndon, host of the Interdependence podcast, talk about the problems that creators face, some potential solutions, and the debate over creator royalties.  Show highlights: ---how Holly and Sterling got into crypto ---how Holly used the Holly Plus Project to pay royalties ---how NFTs change the economic experience of being a creator ---how creators make money and why it is so difficult for most of them ---whether NFT royalties are necessary for artists ---why creators are the ones that should decide to charge royalties or not ---how the enforcement of royalties also occurs in the traditional art world ---whether NFT royalties only benefit big players vs. smaller creators ---what shifts could make paying royalties a norm, the way paying for music streaming became a norm over piracy ---other solutions to helping creators earn from their work besides NFT royalties ---whether NFT creators should use blocklists ---whether people objecting to blocklists can be hypocritical about decentralization  ---whether creators can build their own marketplaces ---how a profit-sharing model among creators could work Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Chainalysis] (http://chainalysis.com/unchained) [Minima] (https://minima.global/) Sterling: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/sterlingcrispin) --- [Website] (http://www.sterlingcrispin.com/) ---Blog post: [NFTs and Crypto Art: The Sky Is not Falling] (https://sterlingcrispin.blogspot.com/2021/02/crypto-art-sky-is-not-falling.html) Holly: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/hollyherndon) --- [Podcast] (https://twitter.com/1nterdependence) --- [Holly's AI Video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPAEMUzDxuo) Episode Links ---Previous episodes of The Chopping Block debating NFT Royalties: --- [The Chopping Block: Two on Two Debate: NFT Royalty Throwdown!] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-two-on-two-debate-nft-royalty-throwdown-ep-409/) --- [The Chopping Block: Was This Gary Gensler’s Most Liked Tweet?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-was-this-gary-genslers-most-liked-tweet-ep-405/) --- [The Chopping Block: Did OFAC Overstep by Sanctioning Tornado Cash?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-did-ofac-overstep-by-sanctioning-tornado-cash-ep-386/) NFT Royalties ---Magic Eden --- [Magic Eden Moves to Optional Royalties and Heats Up the Debate] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/magic-eden-moves-to-optional-royalties-and-heats-up-the-debate/) --- [MetaShield] (https://nftnow.com/features/an-inside-look-at-magic-edens-metashield/) --- [Solana Could Get Enforceable NFT Royalties Via New Metaplex Standard] (https://decrypt.co/112595/solana-enforceable-nft-royalties-new-metaplex-standard) --- [Why NFT royalties are almost impossible to enforce on-chain] (https://www.theblock.co/post/178603/why-nft-royalties-are-almost-impossible-to-enforce-on-chain) ---Galaxy Digital report [showing] (https://www.theblock.co/post/179004/nft-royalties-have-generated-1-8-billion-with-nike-bayc-coming-out-top-galaxy) that Nike and Yuga Labs earned the most in NFT royalties. --- [Royalties in NFTs: Yes, no, and why?] (https://mirror.xyz/insertfelix.eth/Ifz0Sgm4tULBnSH_KmjoVwZxs5T4QDbokLXu4J4Zgtk) --- [Royalties Chaos Shows Ethereum NFT Market 'More Serious' Than Solana: Fidenza Artist Tyler Hobbs] (https://decrypt.co/112333/ethereum-nft-market-more-serious-solana-fidenza-artist-tyler-hobbs) --- [Artists’ Royalties] (https://blackbox.art/royalties/) by [BlackBox.art] (http://blackbox.art/) --- [On Royalties] (https://0xfoobar.substack.com/p/on-royalties) by foobar ---Kyle Samani [thread] (https://twitter.com/KyleSamani/status/1581664594183213056?s=20&t=cXZsEAqJCinYhFNp-LlmeQ) on verticalization Potential solutions ---Collector Royalties --- [Collector Royalties Eligibility Expansion — Aug ‘21] (https://medium.com/superrare/collector-royalties-eligibility-expansion-aug-21-4cd12c161b92) --- [How do they work] (https://help.superrare.co/en/articles/5482222-what-are-royalties-how-do-they-work) ---Profit Sharing --- [Cardinal Labs] (https://twitter.com/cardinal_labs/status/1565816868102778880?s=20&t=FGYKg2pxpafqGZRshXbhbw) --- [Metaplex Standard] (https://decrypt.co/112595/solana-enforceable-nft-royalties-new-metaplex-standard) --- [Exchange Royalties Guarantee] (https://twitter.com/exchgART/status/1581270900111917058?s=20&t=cXZsEAqJCinYhFNp-LlmeQ) [NFTs for n00bs: A brief history of tokens and tulips, NFT aesthetics, energy dramas, fan ] (https://interdependence.fm/episodes/nfts-for-n00bs-a-brief-history-of-tokens-and-tulips-nft-aesthetics-energy-dramas-fan-brigades-social-tokens-and-the-meataverse-with-daniel-keller-new-models-a) [brigades, social tokens and the metaverse with Daniel Keller] (https://interdependence.fm/episodes/nfts-for-n00bs-a-brief-history-of-tokens-and-tulips-nft-aesthetics-energy-dramas-fan-brigades-social-tokens-and-the-meataverse-with-daniel-keller-new-models-a) Learn more about your ad choices. 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01 Nov 2022

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:34

01 Nov 2022


#424

The Mango Markets Attacker on Whether His 'Trade' Was Ethical or Not - Ep. 413

Avraham Eisenberg, blogger at DeepFi Value – more commonly known as the Mango Markets attacker – shared his insights about the exploitation of code, his personal story, and why there’s hatred directed towards profitable traders.    Show highlights: ---Laura’s description of the Mango Markets exploit ---the way in which code gets used in a different way from the original intention ---why Avi decided to return part of the funds he got from exploiting Mango Markets ---Avi’s clarification of a misconception regarding the bad debt of Mango Markets ---the difference between arbitrage trades and exploits ---why people making profitable strategies are hated, according to Avi ---how Avi got into crypto and the story of his failed online business  ---whether it is possible to run non-zero-sum games ---what he thinks of Compound’s decision to pause activity on illiquid assets     Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Ava Labs] (https://www.avax.network/)   Avi --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/avi_eisen) --- [DeepFi Value ] (https://t.co/WaEeKoB8pk)   Mango Markets exploit --- [Explanation of the exploit] (https://twitter.com/joshua_j_lim/status/1579987648546246658?s=20&t=cyVH-pR9OfLs0iJ6fXn8EQ) --- [“Highly profitable trading strategy” Twitter thread] (https://twitter.com/avi_eisen/status/1581326197241180160?s=20&t=fZxN-i9f4t9bl-HuD06Tzw) --- [Mango Markets $42M Reimbursement Proposal Passes] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/mango-markets-42m-reimbursement-proposal-passes/) --- [Mango Markets Exploiter Returns $67M After Revealing His Identity] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/mango-markets-exploiter-returns-67m-after-revealing-his-identity/) --- [Mango Markets Hacker Proposes Keeping $70M ‘Bad Debt’ As Bounty] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/mango-markets-hacker-proposes-keeping-70m-bad-debt-as-bounty/) --- [Solana’s Mango Markets Sees $100M Drained in DeFi Exploit] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/solanas-mango-markets-sees-100m-drained-in-defi-exploit/) ---Previous discussion of Mango Markets on Unchained: --- [The Chopping Block: 'Code Is Law' Is 'Obviously Not How Anything Works Ever'] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-code-is-law-is-obviously-not-how-anything-works-ever-ep-411/)   [Avi’s online business story] (https://twitter.com/avi_eisen/status/1582094242696290304?s=20&t=y67auS9H7MGYoNw-0QDCNw) [Compound Votes to Pause Activity for Illiquid Crypto Assets] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/compound-votes-to-pause-activity-for-illiquid-crypto-assets/)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Oct 2022

32 MINS

32:43

28 Oct 2022


#423

Eric Wall and Udi Wertheimer on Why Bitcoin Maximalism Is 'Like a Shitcoin Community' - Ep. 412

Eric Wall, crypto blogger and investor, and Udi Wertheimer, a recovering Bitcoin maxi, discuss everything about Bitcoin Maximalism, whether BTC can survive, and whether Ethereum constitutes a threat for Bitcoin.    Show highlights: ---how Eric and Udi got involved with Bitcoin ---what Bitcoin was like in the first days ---how Bitcoin maxis appear to have a script to engage in discussions ---the philosophy behind Bitcoin maximalism ---why Eric believes Bitcoin maximalism is like a “weird cult” ---how Eric thinks that the BTC community has an unspoken rule forbidding criticisms ---whether Bitcoin has lost intellectual power ---why people have recently been turning away from Bitcoin maximalism ---why the poor Bitcoin culture doesn't mean it's the end for Bitcoin, according to Eric ---the perception of the Lightning network and how people are not interested in faster blockchains ---whether Bitcoin should increase the use cases of the blockchain, like DeFi, NFTs, and stablecoins ---El Salvador's adoption of BTC and whether it had an impact ---what happens to internet subcultures and how the behavior of Bitcoiners could be predicted ---whether Ethereum is a threat to Bitcoin Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) [Chainalysis] (http://chainalysis.com/unchained) [web3 with a16z] (https://link.chtbl.com/HObAJQDL?sid=unchained)     Udi: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer) Eric: --- [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/ercwl) --- [Medium] (https://t.co/9P8h2NqR6l)   Episode Links   Previous Coverage of Unchained: --- [Is Bitcoin Doomed to Fail? Eric Wall and Justin Bons Face Off] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-bitcoin-doomed-to-fail-eric-wall-and-justin-bons-face-off-ep-398/) --- [Arthur Hayes, Former Ethereum Skeptic, on Why the Merge Makes Him Bullish on ETH] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/arthur-hayes-former-ethereum-skeptic-on-why-the-merge-makes-him-bullish-on-eth-ep-393/)   --- [With the Merge, Will Ethereum Take Over Bitcoin’s Title as Digital Gold?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/with-the-merge-will-ethereum-take-over-bitcoins-title-as-digital-gold-ep-389/)   Bitcoin Culture and Security --- [The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin Culture] (https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/10/11/the-rise-and-fall-of-bitcoin-maximalism/) by Paul J. Dylan-Ennis --- [Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution] (https://meaningness.com/geeks-mops-sociopaths) by David Chapman --- [Surprisingly, Tail Emission Is Not Inflationary] (https://petertodd.org/2022/surprisingly-tail-emission-is-not-inflationary) by Peter Todd --- [Justin Bond’s thread] (https://twitter.com/Justin_Bons/status/1563912991015305216?s=20&t=3EI6s0q5qwi1bKgqXFY7Wg) on BTC security model --- [A (brief and incomplete) history of censorship in /r/Bitcoin] (https://medium.com/@johnblocke/a-brief-and-incomplete-history-of-censorship-in-r-bitcoin-c85a290fe43)   [Ultra sound money] (https://ultrasound.money/)   El Salvador: ---Previous Coverage of Unchained: [Bitcoin in El Salvador: Why Would Cypherpunks Support Government-Mandated Bitcoin Adoption?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/bitcoin-in-el-salvador-why-would-cypherpunks-support-government-mandated-bitcoin-adoption-ep-375/) --- [El Salvador’s Bitcoin Paradise Is a Mirage] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/02/opinion/bitcoin-el-salvador-bukele-crypto.html?referringSource=articleShare) by Nelson Rauda     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Oct 2022

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:42

25 Oct 2022


#422

The Chopping Block: 'Code Is Law' Is 'Obviously Not How Anything Works Ever' - Ep. 411

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry.  Show topics: ---Everyone’s impression of Laura’s interview with Do Kwon ---The importance to differentiate failure and fraud ---The Mango Markets hack and whether code is law ---What happened with the BNB hack and the concerns it raised about decentralization ---Magic Eden’s decision to enable optional royalties and the debate about NFT royalties ---How creators are going to find a way around the royalties, according to Robert ---Whether NFTs should be treated as securities Hosts --- [Haseeb Qureshi] (https://twitter.com/hosseeb) , managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- [Tarun Chitra] (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) , managing partner at Robot Ventures --- [Robert Leshner] (https://twitter.com/rleshner) , founder of Compound  --- [Tom Schmidt] (https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt) , general partner at Dragonfly Capital Episode Links Laura’s interview with Do Kwon: [Do Kwon of Terra: ‘It Was Never Really About Money or Fame or Success’] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-of-terra-it-was-never-really-about-money-or-fame-or-success-ep-408/) Hacks ---Mango Markets --- [Mango Markets $42M Reimbursement Proposal Passes] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/mango-markets-42m-reimbursement-proposal-passes/) --- [Mango Markets Exploiter Returns $67M After Revealing His Identity] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/mango-markets-exploiter-returns-67m-after-revealing-his-identity/) --- [Mango Markets Hacker Proposes Keeping $70M ‘Bad Debt’ As Bounty] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/mango-markets-hacker-proposes-keeping-70m-bad-debt-as-bounty/) --- [Solana’s Mango Markets Sees $100M Drained in DeFi Exploit] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/solanas-mango-markets-sees-100m-drained-in-defi-exploit/) ---BNB --- [BNB Smart Chain Plans Hard Fork In Response to $100M Exploit] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/bnb-smart-chain-plans-hard-fork-in-response-to-100m-exploit/) --- [Binance Chain Was Halted Amid Hack Rumors] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-centralized-is-binance-chain/) NFT Royalties ---Magic Eden --- [Magic Eden Moves to Optional Royalties and Heats Up the Debate] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/magic-eden-moves-to-optional-royalties-and-heats-up-the-debate/) --- [TCB Debate] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-two-on-two-debate-nft-royalty-throwdown-ep-409/) ---Tom’s [ ] (https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt/status/1582773746863321088?s=20&t=KyrIxyhpymTCbRrt6cq8eA) [tweet] (https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt/status/1582773746863321088?s=20&t=KyrIxyhpymTCbRrt6cq8eA) : “turns out people don’t want to pay royalties” ---Robert’s [ ] (https://twitter.com/rleshner/status/1581473937904410624?s=20&t=KyrIxyhpymTCbRrt6cq8eA) [request] (https://twitter.com/rleshner/status/1581473937904410624?s=20&t=KyrIxyhpymTCbRrt6cq8eA) for a startup ---Previous episodes of The Chopping Block debating NFT Royalties: --- [The Chopping Block: Was This Gary Gensler’s Most Liked Tweet?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-was-this-gary-genslers-most-liked-tweet-ep-405/) --- [The Chopping Block: Did OFAC Overstep by Sanctioning Tornado Cash?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-did-ofac-overstep-by-sanctioning-tornado-cash-ep-386/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Oct 2022

55 MINS

55:30

22 Oct 2022


#421

Fat Man Terra Speaks: Do Kwon Is a ‘Sociopath’ and a ‘Charismatic Manipulator’ - Ep. 410

Fat Man Terra, the anonymous Twitter account dedicated to bringing Do Kwon to justice, reacts to my recent interview with Do Kwon and says what he thinks it revealed about his personality.  Show highlights: ---why Fat Man Terra created the Twitter account ---whether Terra was used to enrich insiders ---how Fat Man believes Do Kwon evaded questions in the interview with Laura ---whether Do lied about Chai to misrepresent the success of UST and LUNA ---why Fat Man believes some people will never admit wrongdoing ---what he thinks of Do’s response to the stories of people losing everything and whether he is actually sorry ---what he calls Do’s lack of transparency about his history ---what he believes is the need to make an example out of the collapse of Terra and Do’s failure Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021) Fat Man Terra [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/FatManTerra)   [Laura’s Interview with Do Kwon] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-of-terra-it-was-never-really-about-money-or-fame-or-success-ep-408/) Other Coverage of Unchained on Do Kwon and Terra: --- [How Will the Legal Case Against Do Kwon Play Out in South Korea?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-will-the-legal-case-against-do-kwon-play-out-in-south-korea-ep-401/) --- [Do Kwon Is Backing UST With Bitcoin – And Here’s What Else He Is Building] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-is-backing-ust-with-bitcoin-and-heres-what-else-he-is-building/) --- [The Legal and Regulatory Fallout From Terra’s Collapse: Who Will Pay?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-legal-and-regulatory-fallout-from-terras-collapse-who-will-pay-ep-363/) --- [The Chopping Block: Does the New Terra Have Any Chance?] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-does-the-new-terra-have-any-chance/) --- [Hester Peirce’s Former Counsel on Terra 2.0, XRP and a Bitcoin Spot ETF] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/hester-peirces-former-counsel-on-terra-2-0-xrp-and-a-bitcoin-spot-etf/) --- [Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-terra-collapsed-and-whether-an-algo-stablecoin-can-ever-succeed/) Fat Man Terra’s [thread] (https://twitter.com/FatManTerra/status/1575022193745874944?s=20&t=Wg9r65E2mC4CW6zB90TSKw) with several devastating stories related to the collapse of Terra SDT pre-mine ---CoinDesk Korea [article] (https://www-coindeskkorea-com.translate.goog/news/articleView.html?idxno=72041&_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp) Chai  ---WSJ [article] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-kwons-crypto-empire-fell-in-a-40-billion-crash-hes-got-a-new-coin-for-you-11655914487) ---Do’s tweets about Chai: --- [2.5 million users] (https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1405742220683071488?s=20&t=nPHtdhbbXTxGcR_b0_R9ow) --- [Tweet in May] (https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1391948105025691648?s=20&t=5xKaiFy8-HHkHENxsQ0ogw) 2021 --- [Tweet in May] (https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1392375835902955520?s=20&t=ozMZq5e74EehoFcbuar84A) 2021 #2 --- [Tweet in January 2021] (https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1354336363085144065?s=20&t=fB0gGkDxSXkNyV19YL9OGA) Abracadabra Degenbox --- [$2.7 billion cash out] (https://twitter.com/FatManTerra/status/1535623662153437185?s=20&t=5VqwVfylw4w_2kneGpLNpg) --- [TFL Exit Liquidity dashboard] (https://dune.com/fozzydiablo/TFL-Exit-Liquidity) on Dune Basis Cash ---CoinDesk [article] (https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/05/11/usts-do-kwon-was-behind-earlier-failed-stablecoin-ex-terra-colleagues-say/) Luna Foundation Guard --- [Ergo-BTC on-chain evidence of more than 313 BTC] (https://twitter.com/ErgoBTC/status/1577732461257232385?s=20&t=YgbJBm95Z2nHZzl1pb8Sqw) --- [Dumps BTC] (https://fortune.com/2022/05/16/luna-foundation-guard-dumps-bitcoin-reserves-terra-usd-peg/) --- [LFG postpones compensation] (https://www.theblock.co/post/175618/luna-foundation-guard-postpones-compensation-efforts-cites-ongoing-and-threatened-litigation) Allegations against Do Kwon --- [SBS news reporting] (https://news.sbs.co.kr/news/endPage.do?news_id=N1006787781) Do moved funds to the Virgin Islands ---Seoul Police Probe [Allegation] (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-09/seoul-police-probe-allegation-of-embezzlement-by-terraform-staff) of Embezzlement by Terraform Staff ---South Korea Launches [Investigation] (https://www.ft.com/content/a8319c03-3d49-4923-a51a-fc403dcce58a?list=intlhomepage) into Company Behind Luna Crypto Crash --- [Class action against Do Kwon] (https://decrypt.co/103254/do-kwon-and-terraform-labs-slapped-with-class-action-suit) --- [Korean prosecutors are looking into Terra] (https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/149309/terraform-labs-employees-summoned-korea-prosecutors-ust-luna) --- [Red Notice] (https://decrypt.co/110031/south-korean-authorities-request-interpol-red-notice-for-terras-do-kwon) --- [“Not on the run”] (https://decrypt.co/109981/terra-co-founder-do-kwon-i-am-not-on-the-run) Kwon’s [Passport] (https://decrypt.co/109790/south-korean-authorities-seek-void-terra-cofounder-do-kwons-passport-report) Learn more about your ad choices. 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21 Oct 2022

36 MINS

36:50

21 Oct 2022