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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.

 

#285

How OG Crypto Artist Rhea Myers Sold a Never-Seen Artwork at Sotheby's - Ep.274

Rhea Myers, artist, hacker, writer, and senior smart contract developer at Dapper Labs, has been making crypto art before NFTs were a thing. Check out this episode to learn about Rhea’s work as an OG crypto artist, why she believes concerns over NFT energy consumption are overblown, and how NFTs are changing the art world. Show highlights ---Rhea’s experience entering the crypto space ---what inspired her to make Bitcoin-based transaction art ---what blockchain art she was creating in 2014 ---how she helped Coin Artist create crypto puzzles ---what Rhea thinks about Cadence, the programming language for Flow ---what conceptual art and blockchain art have in common ---how Rhea minted her soul on a Dogecoin fork ---how Rhea came up with the idea of Secret Artwork (Content), which was recently sold at a Sotheby’s auction ---what cryptographic elements influenced Secret Artwork (Content) ---why Rhea was wrong about how the NFT industry would evolve ---why Rhea believes concerns over NFT energy usage are overblown ---how NFTs are changing the art world  ---what Rhea thinks about the NFT DAO movement ---what about NFTs make them so fascinating, in a legal sense, to Rhea   Read the sidebar — and see Rhea's artwork! If you'd like to see the art discussed in the show, be sure to check out the sidebar I wrote on Medium:  <a href= "https://medium.com/@laurashin/how-rhea-myers-made-blockchain-art-before-nfts-were-a-thing-e6ac52d3abf9"> https://medium.com/@laurashin/how-rhea-myers-made-blockchain-art-before-nfts-were-a-thing-e6ac52d3abf9</a>   Thank you to our sponsors! Ledger: ​<a href= "https://www.ledger.com/start-your-crypto-journey/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=Partnership_Podcast&utm_campaign=14-09-Ledger-US-Brand-Paid&utm_content=subj_Global__msg_brand_convenience__targ_Crypto">https://www.ledger.com/start-your-crypto-journey/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=Partnership_Podcast&utm_campaign=14-09-Ledger-US-Brand-Paid&utm_content=subj_Global__msg_brand_convenience__targ_Crypto</a> Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Digital Asset Research: [https://www.digitalassetresearch.com/] (https://www.digitalassetresearch.com/)       Episode Links   Rhea Myers ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/rheaplex">https://twitter.com/rheaplex</a> ---Website: <a href= "https://rhea.art/">https://rhea.art/</a>  ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmyers/?originalSubdomain=ca"> https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmyers/</a> Example Art ---Secret Artwork (Content) --- ------<a href= "https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/natively-digital-a-curated-nft-sale-2/secret-artwork-content"> https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/natively-digital-a-curated-nft-sale-2/secret-artwork-content</a>  ---MYSOUL --- ------<a href= "https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/features/nft-joke-1234588596/"> https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/features/nft-joke-1234588596/</a>  ---Is Art --- ------<a href= "https://rhea.art/is-art">https://rhea.art/is-art</a>  ---Proof Of Existence 2, 2014, Bitcoin Transaction --- ------<a href= "https://rhea.art/proof-of-existence">https://rhea.art/proof-of-existence</a>  ---Art examples --- ------<a href= "https://rhea.art/art">https://rhea.art/art</a>   Other ---Artists Rethinking the Blockchain (book) --- ------<a href= "https://torquetorque.net/publications/artists-rethinking-the-blockchain/"> https://torquetorque.net/publications/artists-rethinking-the-blockchain/</a>  ---Generative art (featuring Rhea Myers) --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/@mitchellfchan/nfts-generative-art-and-sol-lewitt-e99a5fa2b0cb"> https://medium.com/@mitchellfchan/nfts-generative-art-and-sol-lewitt-e99a5fa2b0cb</a>  ---Blockade games + crypto puzzles --- ------​​<a href= "https://blockade.games/press/index.html">https://blockade.games/press/index.html</a> ------<a href= "https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-edition-1.4528357/this-painting-is-actually-a-bitcoin-puzzle-worth-more-than-40k-and-someone-finally-solved-it-1.4529176"> https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-edition-1.4528357/this-painting-is-actually-a-bitcoin-puzzle-worth-more-than-40k-and-someone-finally-solved-it-1.4529176</a>  ---Unchained Episode: What Exactly Do You Get When You Buy an NFT? Three Lawyers Discuss --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-exactly-do-you-get-when-you-buy-an-nft-three-lawyers-discuss/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-exactly-do-you-get-when-you-buy-an-nft-three-lawyers-discuss/</a> ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:18

21 Sep 2021


#284

Unconfirmed: Solana's Outage Lasted 17 Hours. What Does This Mean for Decentralization? - Ep.273

Aidan Mott, research analyst at Messari, discusses Solana’s network restart that resulted in the blockchain going dark for 17 hours earlier this week. Show highlights: ---when Solana validators noticed something was wrong and how they responded ---what initial dex offering (IDO) caused the network to be flooded with transactions ---how a surge in bot transactions pushed validators to decide to restart the network ---how Solana’s outage compares to similar incidents on other chains ---why the Solana community was most likely not surprised by the 17-hour restart ---how Solana validators and the Solana Foundation coordinated the network restart ---how Solana Labs CEO Anatoly Yakovenko communicated with the community during the outage ---whether Solana is still vulnerable to a similar flood of transactions ---what the network restart means in terms of Solana’s centralization ---why Solana validators running the same client could be an issue   <a href= "https://laurashin.bulletin.com/178076467796725">Check Out the Related Article</a> In addition to the analysis from Aidan, I did an interview with a Solana validator about his experience of the outage, and his concerns for the network going forward. Check out "The Experience of One Validator: What Happened During Solana's 17-Hour Outage?" in my Facebook Bulletin newsletter here -- and subscribe today! <a href= "https://laurashin.bulletin.com/178076467796725">https://laurashin.bulletin.com/178076467796725</a> Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>      Digital Asset Research: [https://digitalassetresearch.com] (https://digitalassetresearch.com/)    Sorare: <a href= "https://sorare.com/">https://sorare.com</a>       Episode Links Aidan Mott ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/KidKrypt0">https://twitter.com/KidKrypt0</a> ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidan-mott-77665267/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidan-mott-77665267/</a>  Messari ---<a href= "https://messari.io/">https://messari.io/</a>   Solana Outage ---The Block’s coverage --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117711/solana-blockchain-validators-restart-network-after-transaction-stoppage"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117711/solana-blockchain-validators-restart-network-after-transaction-stoppage</a> ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117624/solana-experiences-transaction-stoppage-as-developers-report-intermittent-instability"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117624/solana-experiences-transaction-stoppage-as-developers-report-intermittent-instability</a> ---CoinDesk coverage --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/09/14/solana-validators-ready-potential-restart-amid-blockchain-outage/"> https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/09/14/solana-validators-ready-potential-restart-amid-blockchain-outage/</a>  ---Decrypt coverage --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/81004/solana-back-online-following-downtime-network-restart"> https://decrypt.co/81004/solana-back-online-following-downtime-network-restart</a>  ---Why the mainnet went down --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/buffalu__/status/1437792673784549383"> https://twitter.com/buffalu__/status/1437792673784549383</a>  ---Potential ramifications --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/CometShock/status/1437870278684590091"> https://twitter.com/CometShock/status/1437870278684590091</a> ---Neha Narula tweet --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/neha/status/1438487308433494022">https://twitter.com/neha/status/1438487308433494022</a>  ---Solana Status -- the Twitter account that sent information out on the state of the network --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus">https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus</a> ---Anatoly Yakovenko Solana outage tweets --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1437887482897518595"> https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1437887482897518595</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1437784552324358155"> https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1437784552324358155</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1438496595360862215"> https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1438496595360862215</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1438465508412739588"> https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1438465508412739588</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/with_replies">https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/with_replies</a> ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

36 MINS

36:02

17 Sep 2021


#283

Can Bitcoin Be Secured Only by Transaction Fees? Two Researchers Sound Off - Ep.272

Once the block reward diminishes greatly, can Bitcoin be secured only by transaction fees? On Unchained, Bitcoin writer Vijay Boyapati and Ethereum Foundation’s Justin Drake debate the merits of Bitcoin’s security model, which Drake says will largely rely on transaction fees as soon as within 20-30 years, not in 100+ years. Highlights: ---Justin’s and Vijay’s professional backgrounds ---why Justin thinks Bitcoin cannot survive solely on fees ---how Bitcoin is currently secured ---what makes Bitcoin’s security subjective rather than binary ---how much it would cost in dollars to 51% attack Bitcoin ---what the Bitcoin network could do in response to a 51% attack ---how to calculate Bitcoin’s security budget ---why Bitcoin's price can’t go exponential forever ---whether a “nuclear option” for Bitcoin miners could protect against a 51% attack ---why nation-states could be either pro or anti-Bitcoin ---why a Bitcoin Standard could be similar to the Gold Standard ---how Bitcoin will change going forward, and why Vijay thinks transaction fees will increase ---why Justin does not think transaction fees will increase enough to secure Bitcoin’s base layer ---how Justin would fix Bitcoin’s security model -- and why he thinks the 21 million hard cap is a meme ---why Vijay does not think Bitcoin’s security model will ever change -- especially the 21 million hard cap ---what Justin thinks Ethereum is doing better than Bitcoin ---why Vijay thinks Ethereum will fail Take the annual Unchained survey!  Hey all, the Unchained survey is out now, and we'd so appreciate it if you could give us your thoughts on how Unchained is doing and what we could do better. Plus, we've got some questions for you about Laura's upcoming book launch and the articles that she's already starting to write! Two lucky survey respondents will receive a BTC candle, which is scented with "satoshiwood, musk musk, tulip bulbs and finite minerals."    Head to <a href= "https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2021">surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2021</a> to fill out the survey today!    <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=6211cc1a03&e=a4256c3150"> Subscribe to my Facebook Bulletin Newsletter!  </a> Hey all, I'm excited to announce that I'll be writing a Facebook Bulletin newsletter , joining the likes of Malcolm Gladwell, Malala Yousafzai and Adam Grant, among others. My <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=969ab0f658&e=a4256c3150"> first post</a> is already up.   Thank you to our sponsors! Digital Asset Research: [https://www.digitalassetresearch.com/] (https://www.digitalassetresearch.com/)   Ledger: <a href= "https://www.ledger.com/start-your-crypto-journey/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=Partnership_Podcast&utm_campaign=14-09-Ledger-US-Brand-Paid&utm_content=subj_Global__msg_brand_convenience__targ_Crypto"> https://www.ledger.com/</a>  Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>    Episode Links   Justin Drake ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/drakefjustin">https://twitter.com/drakefjustin</a> ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/drakefjustin/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/drakefjustin/</a> ---Recent Unchained appearance: --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-eth-on-its-way-to-becoming-ultra-sound-money-yes-says-justin-drake/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-eth-on-its-way-to-becoming-ultra-sound-money-yes-says-justin-drake/</a>    Vijay Boyapati ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/real_vijay">https://twitter.com/real_vijay</a> ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijayboyapati">https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijayboyapati</a>  ---The Bullish Case for Bitcoin: --- ------<a href= "https://vijayboyapati.medium.com/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1"> https://vijayboyapati.medium.com/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1</a>    Bitcoin’s Security Model ---Hasu --- ------<a href= "https://ark-invest.com/podcast/bitcoins-security-model-with-hasu/"> https://ark-invest.com/podcast/bitcoins-security-model-with-hasu/</a> ---Dan Held --- ------<a href= "https://danhedl.medium.com/bitcoins-security-is-fine-93391d9b61a8"> https://danhedl.medium.com/bitcoins-security-is-fine-93391d9b61a8</a>  ---Nic Carter --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/@nic__carter/bitcoin-bites-the-bullet-8005a2a62d29"> https://medium.com/@nic__carter/bitcoin-bites-the-bullet-8005a2a62d29</a> ------<a href= "https://www.docdroid.net/C7uTY1R/mit-expo-slides-nic-carter-pdf#page=12"> https://www.docdroid.net/C7uTY1R/mit-expo-slides-nic-carter-pdf#page=12</a> ---Paul Sztorc --- ------<a href= "https://www.truthcoin.info/blog/security-budget/">https://www.truthcoin.info/blog/security-budget/</a>  ---Donal McIntyre --- ------<a href= "https://etherplan.com/2019/05/17/why-the-bitcoin-fee-model-will-work/7587/"> https://etherplan.com/2019/05/17/why-the-bitcoin-fee-model-will-work/7587/</a> ---Phil Geiger --- ------<a href= "https://unchained-capital.com/blog/21-million-is-non-negotiable/"> https://unchained-capital.com/blog/21-million-is-non-negotiable/</a>  ---Jordan McKinney --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-security-a-negative-exponential-95e78b6b575"> https://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-security-a-negative-exponential-95e78b6b575</a> ------<a href= "https://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-security-in-one-chart-694ee3ed8c2d"> https://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-security-in-one-chart-694ee3ed8c2d</a>  ---Lyn Alden --- ------<a href= "https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoin-security-modeling/">https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoin-security-modeling/</a>  ---Princeton --- ------<a href= "https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/publications/mining_CCS.pdf"> https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/publications/mining_CCS.pdf</a>  ---Doomsday economics of PoW --- ------<a href= "https://www.bis.org/publ/work765.pdf">https://www.bis.org/publ/work765.pdf</a>    Basic Info ---How BTC fees work --- ------<a href= "https://river.com/learn/how-bitcoin-fees-work/">https://river.com/learn/how-bitcoin-fees-work/</a> ------<a href= "https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Miner_fees">https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Miner_fees</a>  ---What will happen when all BTCs are mined? --- ------Decrypt: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/33124/what-will-happen-to-bitcoin-after-all-21-million-are-mined"> https://decrypt.co/33124/what-will-happen-to-bitcoin-after-all-21-million-are-mined</a> ------River: <a href= "https://river.com/learn/what-will-happen-after-all-bitcoin-mined/"> https://river.com/learn/what-will-happen-after-all-bitcoin-mined/</a>    Bitcoin Fees ---<a href= "https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&ema=0&m=fees.VolumeSum&mAvg=365&mMedian=0&modal=loginForm"> https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&ema=0&m=fees.VolumeSum&mAvg=365&mMedian=0&modal=loginForm</a>  ... 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14 Sep 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:53

14 Sep 2021


#282

Unconfirmed: Was Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Entitled to a Meeting With the SEC? - Ep.271

Ephrat Livni, a DealBook business and policy reporter at the New York Times, discusses Coinbase’s fight with the SEC over its Lend product and El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender. Show highlights: ---why Coinbase is unhappy with what it calls the SEC’s “sketchy” behavior ---how Coinbase’s Lend product is structured and why it might be a security ---why Ephrat considers Coinbase’s reaction to the SEC’s decision on Lend to be “trolling” ---what we can learn from SEC chair Gary Gensler’s letters with Senator Elizabeth Warren ---what legal precedence the SEC is leaning on in its decision about Lend ---how to explain the SEC’s choice to not meet with Coinbase in Washington ---why Ephrat thinks Brian Armstrong sounds entitled ---Why even pro-Bitcoin groups in the US take issue with El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender ---why Ephrat thinks Bitcoin is not a practical payment mechanism for El Salvadorans ---how El Salvadorans have reacted to the law ---why Ephrat believes El Salvador’s mandate to accept BTC is philosophically problematic for Bitcoiners   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>    Digital Asset Research: [https://digitalassetresearch.com] (https://digitalassetresearch.com/)   Sorare: <a href= "https://sorare.com/">https://sorare.com</a>        Episode Links   Ephrat Livni ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/el72champs">https://twitter.com/el72champs</a>  ---New York Times: <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/by/ephrat-livni">https://www.nytimes.com/by/ephrat-livni</a>    Coinbase ---Brian Armstrong tweet thread: <a href= "https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1409555338836078592"> https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1409555338836078592</a> ---Coinbase blog: <a href= "https://blog.coinbase.com/the-sec-has-told-us-it-wants-to-sue-us-over-lend-we-have-no-idea-why-a3a1b6507009"> https://blog.coinbase.com/the-sec-has-told-us-it-wants-to-sue-us-over-lend-we-have-no-idea-why-a3a1b6507009</a>  ---Coinbase Lend: <a href= "https://www.coinbase.com/lend">https://www.coinbase.com/lend</a>  ---Howey and Reves test: <a href= "https://securities-law-blog.com/2014/11/25/what-is-a-security-the-howey-test-and-reves-test/"> https://securities-law-blog.com/2014/11/25/what-is-a-security-the-howey-test-and-reves-test/</a>    Bitcoin and El Salvador ---CoinDesk coverage: --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/09/07/as-el-salvador-enacts-bitcoin-law-locals-remain-confused-about-implementation/"> https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/09/07/as-el-salvador-enacts-bitcoin-law-locals-remain-confused-about-implementation/</a>  ---Wall Street Journal coverage: <a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-comes-to-el-salvador-first-country-to-adopt-crypto-as-national-currency-11631005200"> https://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-comes-to-el-salvador-first-country-to-adopt-crypto-as-national-currency-11631005200</a> ---CNN coverage: <a href= "https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/06/business/bitcoin-price-el-salvador-intl-hnk/index.html"> https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/06/business/bitcoin-price-el-salvador-intl-hnk/index.html</a> ---CBS coverage: <a href= "https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bitcoin-el-salvador-legal-currency/#:~:text=As%20legal%20tender%20in%20El,subject%20to%20capital%20gains%20tax"> https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bitcoin-el-salvador-legal-currency/#:~:text=As%20legal%20tender%20in%20El,subject%20to%20capital%20gains%20tax</a>.  ---Reuters: <a href= "https://www.reuters.com/technology/it-guy-in-chief-president-tries-fix-el-salvadors-bitcoin-woes-2021-09-08/"> https://www.reuters.com/technology/it-guy-in-chief-president-tries-fix-el-salvadors-bitcoin-woes-2021-09-08/</a>  ---Jerry Brito’s opinion: <a href= "https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1405660809024393221"> https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1405660809024393221</a>  ---Survey results: ​​<a href= "https://www.reuters.com/technology/majority-salvadorans-do-not-want-bitcoin-poll-shows-2021-09-02/">https://www.reuters.com/technology/majority-salvadorans-do-not-want-bitcoin-poll-shows-2021-09-02/</a>  ... Read more

10 Sep 2021

37 MINS

37:22

10 Sep 2021


#281

How Crypto Streaming Service Audius Hit Six Million Monthly Active Users - Ep.270

Audius, a blockchain native music streaming platform, hit six million monthly active users in August and announced a partnership with TikTok. Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius, talks about how Audius works, AUDIO tokenomics, the give and take of decentralization, and more. Show highlights: ---what problems Audius is solving for creators ---how artists are utilizing crypto to connect with fans ---how the crypto components of Audius fit together ---what three utilities AUDIO, the native token of Audius, offers holders ---why Audius requires over $500K in AUDIO tokens to run a node ---why AUDIO’s inflation rate is higher than other popular tokens like Ethereum or Bitcoin ---which portions of Audius are centralized versus decentralized ---where the majority of Audius’s listens come from (hint: it’s not the app) ---how Audius has created a “password” system to make blockchain technology easier to use for non-crypto natives ---why Audius uses both Solana and Ethereum ---how big-name artists like Diplo found their way onto Audius ---how Audius makes it easier to upload music to TikTok ---what’s next for Audius Take the annual Unchained survey!  Hey all, the Unchained survey is out now, and we'd so appreciate it if you could give us your thoughts on how Unchained is doing and what we could do better. Plus, we've got some questions for you about Laura's upcoming book launch and the articles that she's already starting to write! Two lucky survey respondents will receive a BTC candle, which is scented with "satoshiwood, musk musk, tulip bulbs and finite minerals."    Head to <a href= "https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2021">surveymonkey.com/r/unchained2021</a> to fill out the survey today!    Follow Laura on Medium!  Hey everyone, some news: I've begun writing news and features again. I’m now a Medium Partner, one of a group of writers I have long admired, such as Susan Orlean, Cory Doctorow, James Surowiecki and Will Leitch, among others. You can already check out my <a href= "https://medium.com/@laurashin/ive-covered-crypto-for-six-years-and-still-love-it-faecc3b45e10?source=user_profile---------0----------------------------"> first post</a>, which is on my career trajectory and why I still love covering crypto six years in. To find all my writing on Medium, please follow me at <a href= "http://medium.com/@laurashin">Medium.com/@laurashin</a>.  Thank you to our sponsors! Digital Asset Research: [https://www.digitalassetresearch.com/] (https://www.digitalassetresearch.com/) Ledger: <a href= "https://www.ledger.com/">https://www.ledger.com/</a> [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Episode Links   Roneil Rumburg ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/roneilr">https://twitter.com/roneilr</a>    Audius ---Website: <a href= "https://audius.co/">https://audius.co/</a>  ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/AudiusProject">https://twitter.com/AudiusProject</a>  ---Whitepaper: <a href= "https://whitepaper.audius.co/AudiusWhitepaper.pdf">https://whitepaper.audius.co/AudiusWhitepaper.pdf</a>  ---Discord: <a href= "https://discord.com/channels/557662127305785361/806017242734395413"> https://discord.com/channels/557662127305785361/806017242734395413</a>    What is Audius? ---Decrypt: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/resources/what-is-audius-the-decentralized-music-sharing-and-streaming-service"> https://decrypt.co/resources/what-is-audius-the-decentralized-music-sharing-and-streaming-service</a> ---Messari: <a href= "https://messari.io/asset/audius/profile">https://messari.io/asset/audius/profile</a> ---Coindesk: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/business/2020/11/11/audius-has-big-numbers-by-crypto-standards-but-can-it-take-on-soundcloud/"> https://www.coindesk.com/business/2020/11/11/audius-has-big-numbers-by-crypto-standards-but-can-it-take-on-soundcloud/</a>    TikTok + Audius Coverage ---Audius: <a href= "https://twitter.com/AudiusProject/status/1427299274325323779"> https://twitter.com/AudiusProject/status/1427299274325323779</a>  ---Rolling Stone: <a href= "https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/tiktok-sounds-streaming-crypto-blockchain-nfts-audius-1211699/"> https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/tiktok-sounds-streaming-crypto-blockchain-nfts-audius-1211699/</a>   General Coverage ---6M monthly users --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/AudiusProject/status/1433248161443684356"> https://twitter.com/AudiusProject/status/1433248161443684356</a> ---Moving to Solana (Oct 2020): --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2020/10/29/audius-the-decentralized-spotify-is-moving-part-of-its-service-to-solana-blockchain/"> https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2020/10/29/audius-the-decentralized-spotify-is-moving-part-of-its-service-to-solana-blockchain/</a> ---5M monthly users (Aug 5): --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/08/05/blockchain-based-music-streaming-service-audius-up-to-5m-monthly-users/"> https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/08/05/blockchain-based-music-streaming-service-audius-up-to-5m-monthly-users/</a>  ---Copyright nightmare (The Verge 2019) --- ------<a href= "https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20905384/audius-blockchain-music-streaming-service-copyright-infringement-piracy"> https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20905384/audius-blockchain-music-streaming-service-copyright-infringement-piracy</a>  ---NFTs (April 2021) --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/65808/crypto-streaming-music-service-audius-nfts"> https://decrypt.co/65808/crypto-streaming-music-service-audius-nfts</a> ---Token Drop (Oct 2020): --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/audius/welcome-audio-to-mainnet-409009bc130c"> https://medium.com/audius/welcome-audio-to-mainnet-409009bc130c</a>  ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/46390/audius-distributes-crypto-rac-deadmau5-listeners"> https://decrypt.co/46390/audius-distributes-crypto-rac-deadmau5-listeners</a> ---Youtube + Audius project --- ------<a href= "https://youtubetoaudius.com/">https://youtubetoaudius.com/</a>  ---Music Racer: --- ------<a href= "https://store.steampowered.com/app/893030/Music_Racer/"> https://store.steampowered.com/app/893030/Music_Racer/</a>  ---Raises --- ------<a href= "https://musically.com/2020/10/26/decentralised-streaming-service-audius-raises-another-1-25m/"> https://musically.com/2020/10/26/decentralised-streaming-service-audius-raises-another-1-25m/</a> ------<a href= "https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/08/audius/">https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/08/audius/</a> ------<a href= "https://musically.com/2020/08/03/blockchain-music-service-audius-raises-3-1m-funding-round/"> https://musically.com/2020/08/03/blockchain-music-service-audius-raises-3-1m-funding-round/</a>  ---Node requirements: --- ------<a href= "https://blog.audius.co/posts/a-primer-on-audio-staking#:~:text=All%20node%20operators%20are%20required,cost%20slightly%20more%20to%20operate"> https://blog.audius.co/posts/a-primer-on-audio-staking#:~:text=All%20node%20operators%20are%20required,cost%20slightly%20more%20to%20operate</a>.  ... 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07 Sep 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:01

07 Sep 2021


#280

Unconfirmed: Why the FTX.US/LedgerX Deal Indicates Crypto M&A Might Start Booming - Ep.269

Steven Ehrlich, director of research for digital assets at Forbes, discusses the FTX.US-LedgerX merger, what to expect from FTX going forward, DeFi regulation, and more. Show highlights: ---why the <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> acquisition of derivatives platform LedgerX is significant ---how <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> stacks up against other US cryptocurrency exchanges ---who should use crypto derivative products ---how regulators might handle <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> and crypto derivative ETFs ---what to expect from FTX going forward ---how long FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried spends talking to regulators every day ---why Steven thinks crypto mergers and acquisitions will be a trend going forward ---what Steven learned from his conversations with Polygon and Hermez ---how Fereshteh Forough, a woman living in Afghanistan, is using crypto to help teach women to build dapps, smart contracts, and use crypto   Thank you to our sponsors!   Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>   Polymarket: <a href= "https://polymarket.com/">https://polymarket.com</a>   Sorare: <a href= "https://sorare.com/">https://sorare.com</a>       Episode Links   Steven Ehrlich ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/?sh=fb976542ce44"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/?sh=fb976542ce44</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/Steven_Ehrlich">https://twitter.com/Steven_Ehrlich</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/newsletters/forbescryptoassetadvisor/?sh=55678b72dec8"> https://www.forbes.com/newsletters/forbescryptoassetadvisor/?sh=55678b72dec8</a>   [FTX.US] (http://ftx.us/) Merger ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/08/31/us-bitcoin-exchange-backed-by-billionaire-sam-bankman-fried-moves-into-crypto-derivatives/"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/08/31/us-bitcoin-exchange-backed-by-billionaire-sam-bankman-fried-moves-into-crypto-derivatives/</a>   M&A Trend ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/newsletters/forbescryptoassetadvisor/2021/08/31/exploring-voyagers-900-million-token-merger/?sh=29f4f16851b4"> https://www.forbes.com/newsletters/forbescryptoassetadvisor/2021/08/31/exploring-voyagers-900-million-token-merger/?sh=29f4f16851b4</a>    Interview with Sam Bankman-Fried ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/08/30/billionaire-sam-bankman-fried-pushes-back-against-critics-of-crypto-derivatives/?sh=6428141b5cbd"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/08/30/billionaire-sam-bankman-fried-pushes-back-against-critics-of-crypto-derivatives/?sh=6428141b5cbd</a>    Polygon-Hermez Deal ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/polygon-merges-with-hermez-network-in-250m-deal"> https://www.coindesk.com/polygon-merges-with-hermez-network-in-250m-deal</a>    Fereshteh Forough Coverage ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/08/17/taliban-resurgence-could-threaten-afghan-school-teaching-women-to-code-and-build-ethereum-apps/"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/08/17/taliban-resurgence-could-threaten-afghan-school-teaching-women-to-code-and-build-ethereum-apps</a> ... Read more

03 Sep 2021

36 MINS

36:59

03 Sep 2021


#279

How Pplpleasr Helped Fortune Magazine Sell More Than $1 Million in NFTs - Ep.268

Pplpleasr, the artist behind Fortune magazine’s recent crypto cover and Uniswap’s V3 announcement animation, talks about her crypto journey and how NFTs are changing the game for creators. Show highlights: ---how not getting a job at Apple changed her life forever ---how the Pplpleasr-Uniswap collaboration came about ---what goes into her creative process ---how Pplpleasr got hired for the Fortune magazine cover ---why she chose to represent anon-avatars on the Fortune cover ---why Pplpleasr was surprised by Fortune’s response to her artwork (and crypto in general) ---what sort of crypto personas are represented on the Fortune cover and why ---how NFTs are changing the paradigm of monetization for creators compared to the traditional art world ---what pplpleasr is looking forward to in future NFT smart contracts ---why NFTs are still limited right now ---why institutions, like Budweiser and Visa, are suddenly interested in NFTs ---what Fortune is doing to grow its NFT collection ---how DAOs are changing art curation and collecting ---why Pplpleasr was surprised that a DAO (bearing her name) purchased the Uniswap V3 animation ---where Pplpleasr thinks the NFT space will go in the next year or so   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Polymarket: <a href= "https://polymarket.com/">https://polymarket.com</a>    Episode Links:   Pplpleasr ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1">https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1</a> ---Instagram: <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/pplpleasr/">https://www.instagram.com/pplpleasr/</a>  ---Website: <a href= "https://pplplsr.com/">https://pplplsr.com/</a>    Pplpleasr Content: ---Fortune op-ed on crypto --- ------<a href= "https://fortune.com/2021/08/06/nft-art-pplpleasr-fortune-cover-ethereum-defihow-crypto-changed-my-life/"> https://fortune.com/2021/08/06/nft-art-pplpleasr-fortune-cover-ethereum-defihow-crypto-changed-my-life/</a> ---Her previous work for DeFi protocols --- ------<a href= "https://pplplsr.com/Crypto">https://pplplsr.com/Crypto</a> ---Fortune cover --- ------<a href= "https://fortune.com/2021/08/05/nft-drop-pplpleasr-cover-art-opensea-auction-ethereum/"> https://fortune.com/2021/08/05/nft-drop-pplpleasr-cover-art-opensea-auction-ethereum/</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1/status/1423359319639212037?s=20"> https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1/status/1423359319639212037?s=20</a>    Miscellaneous Links ---PleasrDAO --- ------ <a href= "https://pleasr.org/">https://pleasr.org/</a>  ------<a href= "https://pleasr.mirror.xyz/D9wIadL-5EEkt17glTtar21m3RDqfgkhkr__OEE2mOE"> https://pleasr.mirror.xyz/D9wIadL-5EEkt17glTtar21m3RDqfgkhkr__OEE2mOE</a>  ---OpenSea’s post-mortem on Chad sale --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1424866514558128130"> https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1424866514558128130</a>  ---Business of business write up --- ------<a href= "https://www.businessofbusiness.com/articles/defi-crypto-meme-hustler-yield-farmer-finance-blockchain-art-nft-pplpleasr-memetic-markting/"> https://www.businessofbusiness.com/articles/defi-crypto-meme-hustler-yield-farmer-finance-blockchain-art-nft-pplpleasr-memetic-markting/</a> ---Manifold --- ------<a href= "https://www.manifold.xyz/">https://www.manifold.xyz/</a>  ... Read more

31 Aug 2021

36 MINS

36:02

31 Aug 2021


#278

Unconfirmed: How Another NFT Trend, .eth Names, Has Attracted the Likes of Budweiser - Ep.267

Nick Johnson, lead developer at the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), talks about making Ethereum human-readable, why Budweiser purchased an NFT, how purchasing an ENS works, and more. Show highlights: ---what ENS does and why it is important ---why Budweiser bought “beer.eth” ---how ENS names can be used to make Ethereum easier to use ---what business use cases ENS names make possible ---what made Nick want to create a naming service on Ethereum ---how people are using their ENS names ---why people are purchasing ENS names ---what privacy issues arise from people attaching their name to an ETH address ---what happens when Ethereum addresses get spammed with unwanted tokens ---how to buy an ENS name and how much it costs ---how ENS handles squatters ---what happens when you lose access to an address holding an ENS name ---how ENS is integrating normal domains (ex: “.com”) to Ethereum ---what ENS has planned for L2 launches   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Polymarket: <a href= "https://polymarket.com/">https://polymarket.com</a>  Sorare: <a href= "https://sorare.com/">https://sorare.com</a>      Episode Links:    Nick Johnson ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson">https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson</a> ---Website: <a href= "http://blog.notdot.net/">http://blog.notdot.net/</a>  Ethereum Domain Service ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/ensdomains">https://twitter.com/ensdomains</a> ---Website: <a href= "https://app.ens.domains/">https://app.ens.domains/</a>    Miscellaneous links ---Budweiser ENS purchase: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/79397/from-visa-to-budweiser-big-brands-are-taking-nfts-seriously?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=auto"> https://decrypt.co/79397/from-visa-to-budweiser-big-brands-are-taking-nfts-seriously</a> ---Unwanted tokens being sent to addresses --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/79406/budweiser-dick-pic-nft-ethereum-wallet"> https://decrypt.co/79406/budweiser-dick-pic-nft-ethereum-wallet</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/05/12/vitaliks-regift-of-unsolicited-doge-knockoffs-sends-memecoin-prices-plunging/"> https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/05/12/vitaliks-regift-of-unsolicited-doge-knockoffs-sends-memecoin-prices-plunging/</a>  ---DNS (.com) integration with ENS: [ https://twitter.com/ensdomains/status/1430933399745798155] (https://twitter.com/ensdomains/status/1430933399745798155)     ... Read more

27 Aug 2021

35 MINS

35:37

27 Aug 2021


#277

BitGo on Why the Travel Rule Should Not Apply to Digital Assets - Ep.266

BitGo CEO Mike Belshe and COO Jeff Horowitz talk about one of the hottest topics facing the crypto industry today: regulation. They discuss... ---what BitGo does ---why Jeff left his successful TradFi career to go crypto ---how crypto compliance and custody differs from the traditional finance world ---the state of crypto education amongst regulators ---why Jeff and Mike think the infrastructure bill is a win for the crypto industry ---what FinCEN is doing to regulate crypto ---why they think the infrastructure bill’s goal of raising billions in crypto taxes could only bring in millions ---what FATF guidance regarding VASPs requires of crypto companies ---why the travel rule could lead to US customer data being shared overseas ---how digital assets change the implications of the travel rule ---how regulators are attempting to deal with DeFi ---what the FATF guidance means for FATF countries, like the US ---why DeFi is not ready for strict regulations ---Jeff’s views on Brian Brooks’s departure from BinanceUS ---the Galaxy Digital acquisition of BitGo ---what security issues a trillion-dollar wallet presents ---why BitGo refused to put a “freeze” function in its WBTC contract ---why Tesla and MicroStrategy purchased BTC and why other companies have been slow to follow suit ---whether BitGo will offer NFT solutions going forward   Thank you to our sponsors!   Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>    Polymarket: <a href= "https://polymarket.com/">https://polymarket.com/</a>    Episode links   Mike Belshe -- CEO BitGo ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebelshe/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebelshe/</a>  ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/mikebelshe">https://twitter.com/mikebelshe</a>  ---Previous Unchained appearance: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/mike-belshe-on-what-bitgos-kingdom-trust-acquisition-means-for-crypto-and-how-security-will-develop-in-the-future/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/mike-belshe-on-what-bitgos-kingdom-trust-acquisition-means-for-crypto-and-how-security-will-develop-in-the-future/</a>  Jeff Horowitz -- CCO BitGo ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-horowitz-3381977">https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-horowitz-3381977</a>   BitGo ---Website: <a href= "https://www.bitgo.com/">https://www.bitgo.com/</a> ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/BitGo?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> https://twitter.com/BitGo</a> ---Blog: <a href= "https://blog.bitgo.com/">https://blog.bitgo.com/</a>  ---Galaxy Digital purchase: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/galaxy-digital-to-buy-bitgo-for-about-1-2-billion-in-stock-cash"> https://www.coindesk.com/galaxy-digital-to-buy-bitgo-for-about-1-2-billion-in-stock-cash</a>  ---FATF solution: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/us-crypto-giants-build-first-version-of-fatf-compliant-travel-rule-tool"> https://www.coindesk.com/us-crypto-giants-build-first-version-of-fatf-compliant-travel-rule-tool</a> ---New York Trust Charter: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/60110/bitgo-new-york-trust-charter-crypto-wall-street"> https://decrypt.co/60110/bitgo-new-york-trust-charter-crypto-wall-street</a>    Infrastructure bill and its implications for crypto ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/mikebelshe/status/1424163820726009861"> https://twitter.com/mikebelshe/status/1424163820726009861</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-fans-are-suddenly-a-political-force-11629115380"> https://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-fans-are-suddenly-a-political-force-11629115380</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/infrastructure-bill-house-politics"> https://www.coindesk.com/infrastructure-bill-house-politics</a> ---<a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/16/tax-foundation-infrastructure-bill-crypto-tax-provision-is-unworkable.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/16/tax-foundation-infrastructure-bill-crypto-tax-provision-is-unworkable.html</a> ---<a href= "https://decrypt.co/78198/senate-passes-infrastructure-bill-crypto-tax-house"> https://decrypt.co/78198/senate-passes-infrastructure-bill-crypto-tax-house</a> ---<a href= "https://www.taxnotes.com/featured-analysis/proposal-regulate-digital-asset-transactions-should-be-struck/2021/08/13/775gf#.YRfX9GEX2GI.twitter"> https://www.taxnotes.com/featured-analysis/proposal-regulate-digital-asset-transactions-should-be-struck/2021/08/13/775gf#.YRfX9GEX2GI.twitter</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/vtg2/status/1426264859071627266">https://twitter.com/vtg2/status/1426264859071627266</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/BlockchainAssn/status/1427276559052910599"> https://twitter.com/BlockchainAssn/status/1427276559052910599</a>  ---Unchained coverage:  --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-congress-might-pass-laws-bad-for-proof-of-stake-and-defi/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-congress-might-pass-laws-bad-for-proof-of-stake-and-defi/</a> ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/crypto-got-screwed-what-happens-next-in-the-senate/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/crypto-got-screwed-what-happens-next-in-the-senate/</a> ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-bill-looks-very-bad-for-crypto/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-bill-looks-very-bad-for-crypto/</a>   FATF and the travel rule ---<a href= "https://sumsub.com/blog/what-is-the-fatf-travel-rule/"> https://sumsub.com/blog/what-is-the-fatf-travel-rule/</a> ---Unchained coverage: --- ------<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> ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-proposed-fatf-rules-could-be-a-shock-for-defi/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-proposed-fatf-rules-could-be-a-shock-for-defi/</a> FinCEN reporting ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/99898/what-comes-next-for-the-us-treasury-departments-plans-to-monitor-crypto-wallets"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/99898/what-comes-next-for-the-us-treasury-departments-plans-to-monitor-crypto-wallets</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/88347/treasury-crypto-wallets-reporting-rule"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/88347/treasury-crypto-wallets-reporting-rule</a>  ---Unchained coverage: --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-proposed-fatf-rules-could-be-a-shock-for-defi/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-proposed-fatf-rules-could-be-a-shock-for-defi/</a>   Miscellaneous links ---Brian Brooks’s BinanceUS departure: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/binance-us-ceo-brian-brooks-quits-cites-strategic-differences"> https://www.coindesk.com/binance-us-ceo-brian-brooks-quits-cites-strategic-differences</a> ---Poly Network hack: <a href= "https://www.elliptic.co/blog/the-poly-network-hack-600-million-in-crypto-stolen-and-returned-in-24-hours"> https://www.elliptic.co/blog/the-poly-network-hack-600-million-in-crypto-stolen-and-returned-in-24-hours</a> ---WBTC: <a href= "https://www.bitgo.com/newsroom/press-releases/wbtc-brings-bitcoin-to-ethereum/"> https://www.bitgo.com/newsroom/press-releases/wbtc-brings-bitcoin-to-ethereum/</a>  ... 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24 Aug 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:55

24 Aug 2021


#276

Unconfirmed: SOL Is Up 3,800% YTD. Could It Eventually Displace Ethereum? - Ep.265

SOL is up 75% over the past seven days, 205% in the past month, and 3,800% YTD. On Unchained, Multicoin Capital’s Kyle Samani discusses the DeFi projects fueling Solana’s growth, why he thinks Solana could make Ethereum obsolete, and the spectrum of decentralization. Show highlights: ---what factors have contributed to SOL’s growth this year ---what two milestones occurred last week that Kyle thinks supercharged SOL’s popularity ---why Kyle thinks the issues with the Degen Ape Academy NFT drop were not actually a problem with the Solana blockchain ---what projects will be possible on Solana that are impracticable on Ethereum ---why Kyle thinks some combination of NFTs and social token apps will be the first breakout app on Solana ---why Solana decreases the risk of massive liquidations -- like the crypto industry saw on Black Thursday in March 2020 ---how Solana and Ethereum differ in regards to composability and fragmentation ---what BitClout has to do with Kyle’s Solana investment thesis ---why Solana could be the basis for the next crypto bull run ---why Kyle thinks the Ethereum merge as it completes transition to Ethereum 2.0 will not really affect Solana ---how the competition between Solana and Ethereum could play out in the next 12 months ---why Kyle is not overly concerned about Solana being more centralized than Ethereum ---what the Solana versus Ethereum competition will look like going forward, and why Solana may have the upper hand ---what Kyle learned from his investment in EOS   Thank you to our sponsors! Sorare: <a href= "https://sorare.com/">https://sorare.com</a>    Polymarket: <a href= "https://polymarket.co/unconfirmed">https://polymarket.co/unconfirmed</a>  Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Episode links   Kyle Samani ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/KyleSamani">https://twitter.com/KyleSamani</a>  ---Multicoin Capital: <a href= "https://multicoin.capital/">https://multicoin.capital/</a>    Previous Unchained appearances: ---May 2021: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-solana-and-binance-smart-chain-could-take-ethereums-lead/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-solana-and-binance-smart-chain-could-take-ethereums-lead/</a>  ---April 2020: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-most-forkable-defi-protocols-on-ethereum/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-most-forkable-defi-protocols-on-ethereum/</a> ---March 2020: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/teetering-on-the-edge-how-black-thursday-exposed-the-flaws-in-the-crypto-markets/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/teetering-on-the-edge-how-black-thursday-exposed-the-flaws-in-the-crypto-markets/</a>  ---January 2020: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/kyle-samani-on-how-2020-will-be-the-year-of-small-success-stories/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/kyle-samani-on-how-2020-will-be-the-year-of-small-success-stories/</a>  ---March 2019: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-binance-could-become-the-first-decentralized-autonomous-corporation/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-binance-could-become-the-first-decentralized-autonomous-corporation/</a>  ---June 2018: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/multicoins-kyle-samani-on-why-he-believes-bitcoin-governance-doesnt-accommodate-the-real-world-ep-025/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/multicoins-kyle-samani-on-why-he-believes-bitcoin-governance-doesnt-accommodate-the-real-world-ep-025/</a>  ---May 2018: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/multicoin-on-the-1-thing-crypto-teams-miss-in-their-quests-for-success/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/multicoin-on-the-1-thing-crypto-teams-miss-in-their-quests-for-success/</a>    Solana  ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/solana">https://twitter.com/solana</a>  ---Recent updates: <a href= "https://solana.com/news/solana-ecosystem-news/">https://solana.com/news/solana-ecosystem-news/</a>  ---Website:  <a href= "https://solana.com/">https://solana.com/</a>    Recent SOL boom ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/JohnStCapital/status/1427088119870935047"> https://twitter.com/JohnStCapital/status/1427088119870935047</a> ---<a href= "https://www.ar.ca/blog/11-thoughts-during-a-digital-assets-bull-market"> https://www.ar.ca/blog/11-thoughts-during-a-digital-assets-bull-market</a> ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninabambysheva/2021/08/16/solana-hits-new-all-time-high-above-60/"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninabambysheva/2021/08/16/solana-hits-new-all-time-high-above-60/</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/KyleSamani/status/1425282669630328841"> https://twitter.com/KyleSamani/status/1425282669630328841</a>    Projects ---Saber (AMM/DEX) growth --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Saber_HQ/status/1428062812228759564"> https://twitter.com/Saber_HQ/status/1428062812228759564</a>  ---Audius --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-powered-audius-wins-tiktok-tie-up-for-streaming-music-direct-to-platform"> https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-powered-audius-wins-tiktok-tie-up-for-streaming-music-direct-to-platform</a> ---Degenerate Ape Academy --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/114703/solana-hits-all-time-high-as-market-watchers-say-institutional-interest-is-growing"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/114703/solana-hits-all-time-high-as-market-watchers-say-institutional-interest-is-growing</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Pentosh1/status/1427034066784763904"> https://twitter.com/Pentosh1/status/1427034066784763904</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/samecwilliams/status/1426828830552084482"> https://twitter.com/samecwilliams/status/1426828830552084482</a>  ---Mango Markets --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/solanas-mango-markets-dex-raises-70m-in-mngo-token-sale"> https://www.coindesk.com/solanas-mango-markets-dex-raises-70m-in-mngo-token-sale</a> ---Wormhole --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/solana-launches-cross-chain-wormhole-for-shuttling-assets-from-ethereum-bsc"> https://www.coindesk.com/solana-launches-cross-chain-wormhole-for-shuttling-assets-from-ethereum-bsc</a>    Multicoin’s Solana material ---<a href= "https://multicoin.capital/2021/05/04/announcing-venture-fund-ii/"> https://multicoin.capital/2021/05/04/announcing-venture-fund-ii/</a> ---<a href= "https://multicoin.capital/2019/03/14/on-value-capture-at-layers-1-and-2/"> https://multicoin.capital/2019/03/14/on-value-capture-at-layers-1-and-2/</a> ---<a href= "https://multicoin.capital/2019/07/30/the-world-computer-should-be-logically-centralized/"> https://multicoin.capital/2019/07/30/the-world-computer-should-be-logically-centralized/</a>    Solana overview ---<a href= "https://thedefiant.io/solana-defi-ecosystem-overview/"> https://thedefiant.io/solana-defi-ecosystem-overview/</a> ---<a href= "https://research.thetie.io/solana-ecosystem/">https://research.thetie.io/solana-ecosystem/</a> ---<a href= "https://research.binance.com/en/projects/solana">https://research.binance.com/en/projects/solana</a> ---<a href= "https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-more-update-for-sol-becb65024877"> https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-more-update-for-sol-becb65024877</a> ---<a href= "https://genesisblockhk.com/what-is-solana/">https://genesisblockhk.com/what-is-solana/</a>   Block explorers ---<a href= "https://explorer.solana.com/supply">https://explorer.solana.com/</a> ---<a href= "https://solanabeach.io/supply">https://solanabeach.io/</a> ---<a href= "https://solanaproject.com/">https://solanaproject.com/</a>    Submitted questions from Unchained listeners ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/Unchained_pod/status/1428136429805264898"> https://twitter.com/Unchained_pod/status/1428136429805264898</a>  ... 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20 Aug 2021

42 MINS

42:14

20 Aug 2021


#275

On-Chain Analytics Show ETH Accumulation Is Greater Than That of BTC - Ep.264

NFTs are the talk of the metaverse, EIP 1559 just went live, and DeFi stats are rebounding. On Unchained, Fredrik Haga, cofounder and CEO at Dune Analytics, along with Richard Chen, general partner at 1confirmation, discuss the booming Ethereum ecosystem through the lens of on-chain data, diving into NFTs, DeFi, ETH, and their favorite layer 2s. Show highlights: ---why Ethereum is on such a pronounced upswing ---why on-chain metrics lead to superior information reporting  ---mind-blowing OpenSea statistics ---why NFTs are so hot at the moment ---how Richard explains NFTs to normies ---whether the NFT market is sustainable ---what makes an NFT drop pop and why profile pics (PFPs) matter ---how Polygon NFTs compare to Ethereum NFTs ---the main driving force behind DeFi usage  ---how Richard measures the total amount of DeFi users ---what brings new users into DeFi ---what DEX trends Fredrik is keeping his eye on ---why structured products are crucial to DeFi’s continued success ---how Ethereum is doing since the London hard fork ---why NFT drops are like 2017 ICOs ---what metric shows ETH adoption outpacing BTC adoption among institutions ---which layer 2 solutions are Fredrik and Richard excited about ---why Richard considers Binance Smart Chain a centralized blockchain ---why Fredrik likes what Solana is building ---Richard and Fredrik’s predictions for the NFTs, DeFi, and ETH going forward   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>   Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a>   Polymarket: <a href= "https://polymarket.com/">https://polymarket.com/</a>    Episode Links   Richard Chen ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/richardchen39">https://twitter.com/richardchen39</a> ---1confirmation: <a href= "https://www.1confirmation.com/">https://www.1confirmation.com/</a> ---Dune Analytics dashboards: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/rchen8">https://dune.xyz/rchen8</a> Fredrik Haga ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/hagaetc">https://twitter.com/hagaetc</a> ---Dune Analytics: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/home">https://dune.xyz/home</a>  ---Dune Analytics dashboards: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/hagaetc">https://dune.xyz/hagaetc</a>  On-chain dashboards ---Stablecoins: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/stablecoins">https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/stablecoins</a> ---Lending: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/lending">https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/lending</a> ---DEXs: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/dex-metrics">https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/dex-metrics</a>  ---ETH 2.0 deposits: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/eth2-0-deposits">https://dune.xyz/hagaetc/eth2-0-deposits</a> ---OpenSea: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/rchen8/opensea">https://dune.xyz/rchen8/opensea</a> ---DeFi users: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/rchen8/defi-users-over-time">https://dune.xyz/rchen8/defi-users-over-time</a>  ---NFT prices: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/rchen8/NFT-prices">https://dune.xyz/rchen8/NFT-prices</a>  ---SuperRare: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/rchen8/superrare_4">https://dune.xyz/rchen8/superrare_4</a>  ---Nexus Mutual: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/eliasimos/Nexus-Mutual-Financials">https://dune.xyz/eliasimos/Nexus-Mutual-Financials</a>  ---ETH fees burned: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/rchen8/ETH-fees-burned-in-1confirmation-portfolio"> https://dune.xyz/rchen8/ETH-fees-burned-in-1confirmation-portfolio</a>  ---Base Fees: <a href= "https://dune.xyz/msilb7/EIP1559-Base-Fee-x-Tip-by-Block"> https://dune.xyz/msilb7/EIP1559-Base-Fee-x-Tip-by-Block</a> Unchained episodes mentioned ---Ultra Sound Money: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-eth-on-its-way-to-becoming-ultra-sound-money-yes-says-justin-drake/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-eth-on-its-way-to-becoming-ultra-sound-money-yes-says-justin-drake/</a> ---EIP 1559: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereums-eip-1559-will-solve-some-problems-but-big-ones-will-remain/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereums-eip-1559-will-solve-some-problems-but-big-ones-will-remain/</a>  ---OpenSea: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-nft-platform-opensea-plans-to-maintain-its-competitive-advantage-ep-232/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-nft-platform-opensea-plans-to-maintain-its-competitive-advantage-ep-232/</a>    Miscellaneous ---Zed Run: <a href= "https://zed.run/">https://zed.run/</a> ---Axie Infinity: <a href= "https://axieinfinity.com/">https://axieinfinity.com/</a> ---Qiao Wang tweet: <a href= "https://twitter.com/QwQiao/status/1425773846418821125"> https://twitter.com/QwQiao/status/1425773846418821125</a> ---Ethereum burning: <a href= "https://ultrasound.money/">https://ultrasound.money/</a>   ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:12

17 Aug 2021


#274

Unconfirmed: Why Did the Poly Network Attacker Return Half the Money They Stole? - Ep.263

Poly Network, a cross-chain DeFi protocol, recently suffered a $600M hack -- the largest DeFi exploit in crypto history. Mudit Gupta, security researcher and SushiSwap dev, breaks down the attack, explaining how it occurred, why the hacker is returning the funds, and what Poly Network should do next. Show highlights: ---how Poly Network works ---what specific mechanism the hacker attacked on Poly Network ---why many people (including myself) had never heard of Poly Network before the hack ---how “keepers” failed to protect Poly Network ---why a failed transaction was the key to pulling off the hack ---what SlowMist claims to have discovered about the hacker ---what could be motivating the hacker to return the stolen funds ---how the hacker is communicating with Poly Network ---why Tether was able to freeze funds while USDC and BSC allowed the hacker to get away with their tokens ---how Poly Network should handle negotiations with the hacker   Thank you to our sponsors! Sorare: <a href= "https://sorare.com/">https://sorare.com</a>   Polymarket: <a href= "https://polymarket.co/unconfirmed">https://polymarket.co/unconfirmed</a> Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>    Episode Links   Mudit Gupta ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/Mudit__Gupta">https://twitter.com/Mudit__Gupta</a> ---Blog: <a href= "https://mudit.blog/">https://mudit.blog/</a> ---SushiSwap: <a href= "https://twitter.com/SushiSwap">https://twitter.com/SushiSwap</a>    Poly Network hack ---Poly Network response: <a href= "https://twitter.com/PolyNetwork2/status/1425870262067548163"> https://twitter.com/PolyNetwork2/status/1425870262067548163</a>  ---Mudit’s analysis: <a href= "https://mudit.blog/poly-network-largest-crypto-hack/">https://mudit.blog/poly-network-largest-crypto-hack/</a>  ---Kelvin Fichter thread: <a href= "https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1425217046636371969"> https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1425217046636371969</a> ---Hacker Q&A: <a href= "https://twitter.com/tomrobin/status/1425487745166753794"> https://twitter.com/tomrobin/status/1425487745166753794</a> ---Tether blacklist: <a href= "https://twitter.com/paoloardoino/status/1425090760609832978"> https://twitter.com/paoloardoino/status/1425090760609832978</a> ---ETH tip: <a href= "https://twitter.com/HsakaTrades/status/1425093301691195407"> https://twitter.com/HsakaTrades/status/1425093301691195407</a> ---The Block’s coverage: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/114189/poly-hack-attacker-return-funds-id-slowmist"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/114189/poly-hack-attacker-return-funds-id-slowmist</a>  ​​Returning funds: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/poly-network-hacker-starts-to-return-funds"> https://www.coindesk.com/poly-network-hacker-starts-to-return-funds</a> ... Read more

13 Aug 2021

38 MINS

38:09

13 Aug 2021


#273

Is ETH on Its Way to Becoming Ultra-Sound Money? Yes, Says Justin Drake - Ep.262

Ethereum just went through its most complex upgrade ever. Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, discusses what the upgrade, aka the London hard fork, means for ether’s future as what he calls "ultra-sound money." At the end of the episode, he also drops a few Bitcoin hot takes. Show highlights: ---his background and how he got involved in crypto ---how EIP 1559 will affect Ethereum now that it is live ---why burning ether is good for the Ethereum economy ---what two concepts are crucial to understanding money ---what three ways ether is used as money ---why he believes ether will become “ultra sound money,” when gold and silver are just “sound money” ---what the main drivers of ETH’s value are ---how the merge from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake will happen for Ethereum  ---how much more efficient Justin calculates proof-of-stake will be compared to proof-of-work ---why people are saying Ethereum is going through a “triple halvening” ---what factors influence how much Ethereum is issued and burned ---how Ethereum could become deflationary ---why net sell pressure is about to decrease ---what projects are burning the most ETH now that EIP 1559 is live ---why Justin is worried about Bitcoin’s future ---what Bitcoin could do to survive once it only subsists on transaction fees ---whether Justin considers himself a bitcoiner ---how ETH as ultra-sound money is becoming a meme   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>   Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a>    Episode Links   Justin Drake Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/drakefjustin">https://twitter.com/drakefjustin</a>   Written content ---June 23 Ethereum Foundation ETH 2.0 Research AMA (command F for Justin Drake responses) --- ------<a href= "https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/o4unlp/ama_we_are_the_efs_research_team_pt_6_23_june_2021/"> https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/o4unlp/ama_we_are_the_efs_research_team_pt_6_23_june_2021/</a> ---“If capped-supply gold is sound money decreasing-supply ether is ultra sound money” --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1396796596281614339"> https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1396796596281614339</a>   Math ---Modeling ETH based on EVM fees ---<a href= "https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U9cGxGY3_t7m4MEIpjKWtRcA2zRajywaxMCZYqbF9eI/edit#gid=0"> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U9cGxGY3_t7m4MEIpjKWtRcA2zRajywaxMCZYqbF9eI/edit#gid=0</a>  ---Calculating ETH supply --- ------<a href= "https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZN444__qkPWPjMJQ_t6FfqbhllkWNhHF-06ivRF73nQ/edit#gid=0"> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZN444__qkPWPjMJQ_t6FfqbhllkWNhHF-06ivRF73nQ/edit#gid=0</a> Podcast appearances ---Bankless “Modeling Ultra Sound Money” (April 28) --- ------<a href= "https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-44-modeling-ultra-sound-money"> https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-44-modeling-ultra-sound-money</a> ---Bankless “Ultra Sound Money” (Mar 23) --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1374049775474114562"> https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1374049775474114562</a> ---Bankless “Bull Case for Cryptography” (Jan 25) --- ------<a href= "https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-moon-math-the-bull-case-for-cryptography"> https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-moon-math-the-bull-case-for-cryptography</a>   London/EIP 1559/Ethereum 2.0 Resources Unchained content ---Episodes --- ------Ethereum’s EIP-1559 Will Solve Some Problems But Big Ones Will Remain ------ ---------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereums-eip-1559-will-solve-some-problems-but-big-ones-will-remain/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereums-eip-1559-will-solve-some-problems-but-big-ones-will-remain/</a>  ------Ethereum 2.0: What You Need to Know ------ ---------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereum-2-0-what-you-need-to-know/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereum-2-0-what-you-need-to-know/</a> ------Why Ethereum 2.0 Could Fail and How It Could Be Fixed ------ ---------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereum-2-0-could-fail-and-how-it-could-be-fixed/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereum-2-0-could-fail-and-how-it-could-be-fixed/</a>  ---Previous resources --- ------EIP 1559 links (Tim Beiko) ------ ---------<a href= "https://hackmd.io/@timbeiko/1559-resources">https://hackmd.io/@timbeiko/1559-resources</a>  ------Messari Research ------ ---------<a href= "https://messari.io/pdf/messari-report-eth2-the-next-evolution-of-cryptoeconomy.pdf"> https://messari.io/pdf/messari-report-eth2-the-next-evolution-of-cryptoeconomy.pdf</a>  ------Staked ETH address ------ ---------<a href= "https://etherscan.io/address/0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa#analytics"> https://etherscan.io/address/0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa#analytics</a> ------DETH of Ethereum ------ ---------<a href= "https://medium.com/ideo-colab/the-deth-of-ethereum-98553866e81b"> https://medium.com/ideo-colab/the-deth-of-ethereum-98553866e81b</a>   Various research ---Ethereum: The Triple Halving --- ------<a href= "https://squish.substack.com/p/ethereum-the-triple-halving"> https://squish.substack.com/p/ethereum-the-triple-halving</a>  ---Bankless --- ------<a href= "https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-ethereum-can-democratize-eth2"> https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-ethereum-can-democratize-eth2</a> ------<a href= "https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-the-worlds-most-capital-efficient"> https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-the-worlds-most-capital-efficient</a> ---Coinmonks -- talks about Justin Drake a ton! --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/coinmonks/is-ethereum-really-ultra-sound-money-bee2c8129d40"> https://medium.com/coinmonks/is-ethereum-really-ultra-sound-money-bee2c8129d40</a>  ---The Defiant --- ------<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUifPoqhAOI">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUifPoqhAOI</a> ---Ultra Sound Money content --- ------Longer analysis ------ ---------<a href= "https://every.to/almanack/ultra-sound-money">https://every.to/almanack/ultra-sound-money</a>   ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/ricburton/status/1388825596294275078"> https://twitter.com/ricburton/status/1388825596294275078</a>  ------Briefings ------ ---------<a href= "https://news.bitcoin.com/the-future-of-ethereum-in-a-meme-ultrasound-money/#:~:text=The%20'Ultra%20Sound%20Money'%20Meme%20Explained&text=Roughly%2C%20the%20ultra%20sound%20money,sudden%20depreciation%20in%20its%20value"> https://news.bitcoin.com/the-future-of-ethereum-in-a-meme-ultrasound-money/</a> ---------<a href= "https://cryptobriefing.com/eth-becoming-ultra-sound-money-says-vitalik-buterin/"> https://cryptobriefing.com/eth-becoming-ultra-sound-money-says-vitalik-buterin/</a> ------Twitter/Website: ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/ultrasoundmoney?lang=en">https://twitter.com/ultrasoundmoney</a> ---------<a href= "https://ultrasound.money/">https://ultrasound.money/</a>  ---ETH 2 Vision (<a href= "http://ethereum.org/">Ethereum.org</a>) --- ------<a href= "https://ethereum.org/en/eth2/vision/">https://ethereum.org/en/eth2/vision/</a> ---The Block’s coverage --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/daily/54776/everything-you-need-to-know-about-whats-coming-for-ethereum-2-0-in-2020"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/daily/54776/everything-you-need-to-know-about-whats-coming-for-ethereum-2-0-in-2020</a> ------<a href= "https://www.theblockresearch.com/ethereum-2-0-the-exchange-dilemma-67695"> https://www.theblockresearch.com/ethereum-2-0-the-exchange-dilemma-67695</a> ---Decrypt --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/resources/what-is-ethereum-2-0">https://decrypt.co/resources/what-is-ethereum-2-0</a> ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/77511/how-will-eip-1559-ethereum-triple-halving-affect-eth-price"> https://decrypt.co/77511/how-will-eip-1559-ethereum-triple-halving-affect-eth-price</a>  ---Tim Roughgarden EIP 1559 economic analysis --- ------<a href= "http://timroughgarden.org/papers/eip1559.pdf">http://timroughgarden.org/papers/eip1559.pdf</a> ... 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10 Aug 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:45

10 Aug 2021


#272

Unconfirmed: How Congress Might Pass Laws Bad for Proof-of-Stake and DeFi - Ep.261

Kristin Smith, executive director at the Blockchain Association, discusses the latest news on a provision in the infrastructure bill that seeks to raise $28B from the crypto industry in taxes. Show highlights: ---how the original crypto provision within the infrastructure bill came to be ---why the expansion of the term “broker” is problematic in the original language of the bill ---what the Treasury and the White House have to do with this bill and how they, along with Senator Portman, are resisting change ---how Senators Ron Wyden, Pat Toomey, and Cynthia Lummis are attempting to change the language of the provision through an amendment ---how the crypto community rallied around Wyden's amendment  ---why Kristin believes a rival amendment put forward by Senators Warner and Portman and supported by the White House late Thursday is worse than the bill’s original language  ---when the Senate will be voting on the amendments ---how the amendment the White House supports seems harmful to proof-of-stake networks and bad for DeFi ---whether this is part of a master plan to regulate crypto in the US ---what Kristin hopes happens during the vote ---how the crypto community can have its voice heard ---how to fix the issues within the crypto policy world so this doesn’t happen again   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>    Episode Links Kristin Smith: <a href= "https://twitter.com/KMSmithDC">https://twitter.com/KMSmithDC</a> Blockchain Association: [https://theblockchainassociation.org/] (https://theblockchainassociation.org/)   Infrastructure Bill Information Latest Coverage: ---<a href= "https://decrypt.co/77838/rival-amendment-senate-infrastructure-bill-threatens-proof-stake"> https://decrypt.co/77838/rival-amendment-senate-infrastructure-bill-threatens-proof-stake</a> ---<a href= "https://decrypt.co/77859/crypto-industry-mobilizes-to-stop-controversial-tax-plan"> https://decrypt.co/77859/crypto-industry-mobilizes-to-stop-controversial-tax-plan</a> ---<a href= "https://decrypt.co/77841/biden-crypto-infrastructure-bill-amendments"> https://decrypt.co/77841/biden-crypto-infrastructure-bill-amendments</a> ---<a href= "https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/16-civil-society-organizations-call-congress-fix-cryptocurrency-provision"> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/16-civil-society-organizations-call-congress-fix-cryptocurrency-provision</a>  ---<a href= "https://decrypt.co/77681/senators-move-exempt-bitcoin-miners-tax-provision-infrastructure-bill"> https://decrypt.co/77681/senators-move-exempt-bitcoin-miners-tax-provision-infrastructure-bill</a> ---<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/08/04/senators-propose-change-to-new-crypto-rules-for-tax-reporting-heres-whos-affected/?ss=crypto-blockchain&sh=400443e64c91&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=5271009989&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesCrypto"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/08/04/senators-propose-change-to-new-crypto-rules-for-tax-reporting-heres-whos-affected/</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/BlockchainAssn/status/1422976741715361792"> https://twitter.com/BlockchainAssn/status/1422976741715361792</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1422002228102107142"> https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1422002228102107142</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/113196/wyden-crypto-language-in-infrastructure-bill-fails-to-understand-how-the-technology-works"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/113196/wyden-crypto-language-in-infrastructure-bill-fails-to-understand-how-the-technology-works</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/new-infrastructure-bill-looks-to-raise-30b-through-crypto-taxes"> https://www.coindesk.com/new-infrastructure-bill-looks-to-raise-30b-through-crypto-taxes</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1421150344051048451"> https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1421150344051048451</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/NeerajKA/status/1421242689148932105"> https://twitter.com/NeerajKA/status/1421242689148932105</a> ---<a href= "https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/01/politics/bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-collins-manchin-senate-cnntv/index.html"> https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/01/politics/bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-collins-manchin-senate-cnntv/index.html</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/gop-lawmaker-janet-yellens-treasury-likely-behind-surprise-crypto-bill"> https://www.coindesk.com/gop-lawmaker-janet-yellens-treasury-likely-behind-surprise-crypto-bill</a>  ... Read more

06 Aug 2021

38 MINS

38:09

06 Aug 2021


#271

Can a DeFi Smart Contract Be Regulated? Two CFTC Commissioners Discuss - Ep.260

CFTC Commissioners Dan Berkovitz and Brian Quintenz discuss the difficulties of regulating crypto derivatives and DeFi. Show highlights: ---their backgrounds ---what the CFTC’s duties are regarding crypto ---how the CFTC’s jurisdiction has evolved over the years ---why Commissioner Quintenz believes SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s safe harbor proposal is “brilliant” ---what relationship the CFTC and SEC have when making decisions on crypto assets ---why the commissioners believe CFTC’s complaints regarding BitMEX are “well-founded” ---why formal regulation for crypto derivatives is unlikely to be produced by the CFTC ---why leveraged derivatives products are a “concern” to the CFTC ---what makes regulating DeFi platforms so difficult ---when it comes to DeFi, who is a natural entity for the CFTC to regulate, if any ---whether the CFTC would ever go after DeFi "market participants," who the CFTC also regulates ---why smart contracts involving futures could be illegal  ---how the possibility that smart contracts could be illegal squares with the view that software development is a form of free speech  ---whether the CFTC could prosecute developers who write smart contracts ---whether the CFTC needs to re-write its laws in light of DeFi innovation ---why Commissioner Berkovitz thinks the DeFi “winners” will be protocols that focus on meeting regulatory requirements ---why the CFTC approved Bitcoin futures in 2017 while the SEC has not yet approved a Bitcoin ETF ---how a Bitcoin ETF could solve Bitcoin’s accounting issue, which currently gives companies no upside for adding BTC to its balance sheet   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>  Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a>  Conjure: <a href= "https://conjure.finance/">https://conjure.finance</a>    Episode Links   People Dan Berkovitz, CFTC Commissioner (Sep 2018+) ---CFTC website: <a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/About/Commissioners/CommissionerDanMBerkovitz/index.htm"> https://www.cftc.gov/About/Commissioners/CommissionerDanMBerkovitz/index.htm</a> ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/CFTCberkovitz">https://twitter.com/CFTCberkovitz</a>  Brian Quintenz, CFTC Commissioner (Aug 2017+) ---CFTC website: <a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/About/Commissioners/BrianQuintenz/index.htm"> https://www.cftc.gov/About/Commissioners/BrianQuintenz/index.htm</a> ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/CFTCquintenz">https://twitter.com/CFTCquintenz</a>    Related Links ---CFTC digital asset resources: <a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/digitalassets/index.htm">https://www.cftc.gov/digitalassets/index.htm</a> ---Commissioner Berkovitz DeFi speech: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/107769/cftc-commissioner-criticizes-defi-decries-lack-of-intermediaries"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/107769/cftc-commissioner-criticizes-defi-decries-lack-of-intermediaries</a> ---Commissioner Quintenz smart contracts/blockchain speech: <a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/SpeechesTestimony/opaquintenz16"> https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/SpeechesTestimony/opaquintenz16</a> ---CFTC jurisdiction over digital assets: <a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/SpeechesTestimony/giancarlostatement010418"> https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/SpeechesTestimony/giancarlostatement010418</a>  ---CFTC BitMEX complaint: <a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8270-20">https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8270-20</a> ---FTX and Binance remove high leverage: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/76858/ftx-and-binance-remove-high-leverage-from-exchanges"> https://decrypt.co/76858/ftx-and-binance-remove-high-leverage-from-exchanges</a> ---SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s safe harbor proposal: <a href= "https://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/peirce-statement-token-safe-harbor-proposal-2.0"> https://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/peirce-statement-token-safe-harbor-proposal-2.0</a>  Bitcoin futures approval from CFTC in 2017: <a href= "https://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-futures-trading-exchanges-cftc-2017-12"> https://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-futures-trading-exchanges-cftc-2017-12</a> ... Read more

03 Aug 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:15

03 Aug 2021


#270

Unconfirmed: Axie Infinity's July Revenue Tops $200 Million. Here's How Filipinos Drove It - Ep.259

Leah Callon-Butler, director of Emfarsis, discusses her documentary, “Play-to-Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines,” and the real-world impact that crypto is having in the Philippines. Show highlights: ---how the Axie Infinity movement started in the Philippines ---how much money players can earn through Axie Infinity compared to normal wages in the Philippines ---how Filipino crypto exchanges are catering to Axie Infinity players to make it easier to cash out their earnings ---what percentage of Axie Infinity players live in the Philippines ---why the game is so popular in rural areas ---what about Axie Infinity is bringing in non-crypto native players ---why Axie Infinity now has high barriers to entry ---how players have created their own system for helping bring new users into Axie Infinity ---how Axie Infinity scholarships work ---what Leah thinks about Yield Guild Games’s relationship with Axie Infinity Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Oasis: <a href= "https://oasisprotocol.org/">https://oasisprotocol.org/</a>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links Leah Callon-Butler: [https://twitter.com/leah_cb] (https://twitter.com/leah_cb)   Emfarsis: <a href= "https://emfarsis.com/">https://emfarsis.com/</a> Axie Infinity: ---Documentary: <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-BrASMHU4">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-BrASMHU4</a>  ---Coverage --- ------<a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/people-in-philippines-earn-cryptocurrency-playing-nft-video-game-axie-infinity.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/people-in-philippines-earn-cryptocurrency-playing-nft-video-game-axie-infinity.html</a> ------<a href= "https://venturebeat.com/2021/05/13/how-a-rural-filipino-community-is-earning-a-living-playing-an-nft-game/"> https://venturebeat.com/2021/05/13/how-a-rural-filipino-community-is-earning-a-living-playing-an-nft-game/</a> ------<a href= "https://hypebeast.com/2021/5/axie-infinity-nft-cryptocurrency-game-philippines-documentary"> https://hypebeast.com/2021/5/axie-infinity-nft-cryptocurrency-game-philippines-documentary</a> ------<a href= "https://www.esquiremag.ph/money/industry/axie-infinity-mobile-game-cryptocurrency-nft-a00289-20210521"> https://www.esquiremag.ph/money/industry/axie-infinity-mobile-game-cryptocurrency-nft-a00289-20210521</a>   Leah’s NFT/Axie Infinity writings: ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/the-metaverses-emerging-economics"> https://www.coindesk.com/the-metaverses-emerging-economics</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/how-axie-infinity-creates-work-in-the-metaverse"> https://www.coindesk.com/how-axie-infinity-creates-work-in-the-metaverse</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/nft-game-filipinos-covid">https://www.coindesk.com/nft-game-filipinos-covid</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/artists-who-now-make-a-living-because-of-nfts"> https://www.coindesk.com/artists-who-now-make-a-living-because-of-nfts</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/for-filipinos-axie-infinity-is-more-than-a-crypto-game"> https://www.coindesk.com/for-filipinos-axie-infinity-is-more-than-a-crypto-game</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/here-comes-the-virtual-real-estate-boom"> https://www.coindesk.com/here-comes-the-virtual-real-estate-boom</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/vindicatio-nft-pioneer-looks-ahead"> https://www.coindesk.com/vindicatio-nft-pioneer-looks-ahead</a>  ... Read more

30 Jul 2021

36 MINS

36:17

30 Jul 2021


#269

Why ShapeShift's Erik Voorhees Thinks Toxic Bitcoin Maximalism Is Bullshit - Ep.258

ShapeShift recently announced an intent to decentralize -- a move that would transition the one-time centralized exchange to a full-on DAO. Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, comes onto the show to talk about decentralizing the exchange, along with his thoughts on Bitcoin maximalism and crypto regulation. Show highlights: ---why ShapeShift is decentralizing the company  ---how ShapeShift used to work ---what needs to happen for ShapeShift to decentralize ---why user experience should not change during the transition ---how the FOX token works ---what parts of a company cannot be decentralized yet ---how ShapeShift’s forthcoming foundation will function ---how ShapeShift decided upon the allocations for the FOX token airdrop ---why ShapeShift employee and shareholder FOX tokens are locked up for three years ---what Erik’s role will be going forward ---how ShapeShift plans to attract devs ---why Erik believes FOX is not a security ---how Erik wants the SEC to handle crypto ---why he believes THORChain is one of the most critical projects in crypto ---why he is opposed to Bitcoin maximalism ---Erik’s thoughts on BitMEX’s and Binance’s regulatory issues ---what he thinks about stablecoin regulation ---Why Erik believes ShapeShift and Uniswap are not competitors   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>  Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a>  Conjure: <a href= "https://conjure.finance/">https://conjure.finance</a>    Episode Links Erik Voorhees ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees">https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees</a> ---Previous Unchained appearance: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/shapeshifts-erik-voorhees-on-how-crypto-will-separate-money-and-state/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/shapeshifts-erik-voorhees-on-how-crypto-will-separate-money-and-state/</a> ShapeShift: <a href= "https://beta.shapeshift.com/">https://beta.shapeshift.com/</a>  Decentralizing ---Tweet thread: <a href= "https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/1415339998740508674"> https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/1415339998740508674</a> ---Blog post: <a href= "https://erikvoorhees.medium.com/shapeshift-is-decentralizing-639bb4c82fc8"> https://erikvoorhees.medium.com/shapeshift-is-decentralizing-639bb4c82fc8</a> ---Airdrop info: <a href= "https://shapeshift.com/shapeshift-decentralize-airdrop"> https://shapeshift.com/shapeshift-decentralize-airdrop</a> ---FOX token contract: <a href= "https://etherscan.io/token/0xc770eefad204b5180df6a14ee197d99d808ee52d"> https://etherscan.io/token/0xc770eefad204b5180df6a14ee197d99d808ee52d</a>  ---CoinDesk write-up: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/shapeshift-to-shut-down-airdrop-fox-tokens-to-decentralize-itself-out-of-existence"> https://www.coindesk.com/shapeshift-to-shut-down-airdrop-fox-tokens-to-decentralize-itself-out-of-existence</a>  ---FOX token analysis: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/shapeshift-fox-token-rally-yield-play-daos"> https://www.coindesk.com/shapeshift-fox-token-rally-yield-play-daos</a>  Other ---THORChain: <a href= "https://erikvoorhees.medium.com/an-introduction-to-thorchain-for-bitcoiners-3f621bf0028e?source=user_profile---------1----------------------------"> https://erikvoorhees.medium.com/an-introduction-to-thorchain-for-bitcoiners</a> ---Getting booed at Miami BTC Conference: <a href= "https://twitter.com/finematics/status/1401498099441405953"> https://twitter.com/finematics/status/1401498099441405953</a> ---Paxos stablecoin blog: <a href= "https://www.paxos.com/a-regulated-stablecoin-means-having-a-regulator/"> https://www.paxos.com/a-regulated-stablecoin-means-having-a-regulator/</a> ---Circle reveals reserves: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112001/circle-reveals-majority-of-usdc-reserves-are-in-cash-and-cash-equivalents"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112001/circle-reveals-majority-of-usdc-reserves-are-in-cash-and-cash-equivalents</a>  ---CFTC and BitMEX: <a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8270-20">https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8270-20</a> ... Read more

27 Jul 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:32

27 Jul 2021


#268

Unconfirmed: MIT's Neha Narula on Why Building DeFi on Bitcoin Is a Great Idea - Ep.257

Neha Narula, director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, discusses Elon Musk’s appearance at ‘The B Word’ conference, along with a few current events in the Bitcoin world. Show highlights: ---her main takeaway from ‘The B Word’ conference ---why governance plays an essential role in Bitcoin’s block size arguments ---what Neha thinks of proof-of-work mining and Bitcon’s environmental concerns ---why Neha is skeptical of Dogecoin becoming a serious cryptocurrency ---why Jack Dorsey’s new Bitcoin platform business is a good idea ---what Bitcoin’s dip in hashrate due to China’s crackdown could affect network security going forward ---what questions Neha has about Bitcoin’s adoption in El Salvador ---why Neha thinks cryptocurrencies and CBDCs will coexist ---what DCI has planned for the rest of 2021   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Oasis: <a href= "https://oasisprotocol.org/">https://oasisprotocol.org/</a>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links: ---Neha Narula: <a href= "https://twitter.com/neha">https://twitter.com/neha</a> ---MIT Media Lab: ​​<a href= "https://twitter.com/medialab">https://twitter.com/medialab</a>  ---Digital Currency Initiative --- ------<a href= "https://dci.mit.edu/">https://dci.mit.edu/</a> ------CBDC research ------ ---------<a href= "https://dci.mit.edu/cbdc-central-bank-digital-currency"> https://dci.mit.edu/cbdc-central-bank-digital-currency</a>  ------Bitcoin network development ------ ---------<a href= "https://dci.mit.edu/cbdc-central-bank-digital-currency"> https://dci.mit.edu/cbdc-central-bank-digital-currency</a>  ---The B Word conference --- ------Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Cathie Wood conversation: ---<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwx_7XAJ3p0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwx_7XAJ3p0</a>  ---Neha’s appearance: --- ------<a href= "https://www.thebword.org/c/track-3-Supporting-the-Developer-Ecosystem"> https://www.thebword.org/c/track-3-Supporting-the-Developer-Ecosystem</a> ---Miscellaneous --- ------Square’s Bitcoin DeFi platform ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/16/square-is-building-a-decentralized-finance-business-for-bitcoin.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/16/square-is-building-a-decentralized-finance-business-for-bitcoin.html</a> ------Bitcoin and El Salvador ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/05/el-salvador-becomes-the-first-country-to-adopt-bitcoin-as-legal-tender-.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/05/el-salvador-becomes-the-first-country-to-adopt-bitcoin-as-legal-tender-.html</a> ------Bitcoin hashrate drop ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/15/chinas-bitcoin-miner-exodus-.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/15/chinas-bitcoin-miner-exodus-.html</a>  ... Read more

23 Jul 2021

36 MINS

36:00

23 Jul 2021


#267

How Ransomware Evolved Into a Big Business - Ep.256

Gurvais Grigg, Chainalysis public sector CTO, and Kim Grauer, director of research at Chainalysis, review the ransomware landscape. Show Highlights: ---their backgrounds and roles at Chainalysis ---how a ransomware attack works ---what types of businesses are usually targeted in ransomware attacks ---why ransomware as a service (RAAS) is a booming business ---why Kim and Gurvais believe the hacking group REvil is becoming more sophisticated ---what characteristic of REvil hints that the group could be affiliated with Russia ---how the RAAS business model works ---how ransomware payments can be tracked ---why ransomware reporting has a data problem ---why Bitcoin is the preferred method of payment amongst ransomware attackers ---what two factors makes BTC preferable to privacy coins ---how ransomware groups teach victims to transfer BTC ---how ransomware groups cash out of their BTC ---how counter-terrorism tactics can help fight ransomware attacks ---how the Department of Justice may have partially recovered part of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware payment ---what tools and strategies governments can and will use to battle ransomware Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>  Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a>  Conjure: <a href= "https://conjure.finance/">https://conjure.finance</a>    Episode Links   People Kim Grauer - Director of Research at Chainalysis ---<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-grauer-a9501144">https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-grauer-a9501144</a> Gurvais Grigg - Global Public Sector Chief Technology Officer at Chainalysis ---<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/gurvais-grigg-b1027a153/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/gurvais-grigg-b1027a153/</a>    Chainalsysis Ransomware Data ---<a href= "https://go.chainalysis.com/rs/503-FAP-074/images/Ransomware-2021-update.pdf"> https://go.chainalysis.com/rs/503-FAP-074/images/Ransomware-2021-update.pdf</a>   ---<a href= "https://go.chainalysis.com/rs/503-FAP-074/images/Chainalysis-Crypto-Crime-2021.pdf"> https://go.chainalysis.com/rs/503-FAP-074/images/Chainalysis-Crypto-Crime-2021.pdf</a>   ---<a href= "https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/applying-counterterrorism-strategies-to-ransomware"> https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/applying-counterterrorism-strategies-to-ransomware</a>   ---<a href= "https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/eastern-europe-cryptocurrency-market-2020"> https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/eastern-europe-cryptocurrency-market-2020</a>    Ransomware Attacks ---Kaseya --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/75246/what-the-revil-ransomware-attack-means-for-crypto"> https://decrypt.co/75246/what-the-revil-ransomware-attack-means-for-crypto</a> ------<a href= "https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-03/ransomware-attack-us-revil/100265656"> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-03/ransomware-attack-us-revil/100265656</a>  ---Colonial Pipeline --- ------<a href= "https://ciphertrace.com/ransomware-seizure-blockchain-analytics-helps-us-authorities-seize-over-2-million-in-darkside-ransom-paid-by-colonial-pipeline/"> https://ciphertrace.com/ransomware-seizure-blockchain-analytics-helps-us-authorities-seize-over-2-million-in-darkside-ransom-paid-by-colonial-pipeline/</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.elliptic.co/blog/us-authorities-seize-darkside"> https://www.elliptic.co/blog/us-authorities-seize-darkside</a>  ---JBS Holdings --- ------<a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/jbs-paid-11-million-to-resolve-ransomware-attack-11623280781?st=107gdhjo8ixhdav&reflink=article_copyURL_share"> https://www.wsj.com/articles/jbs-paid-11-million-to-resolve-ransomware-attack</a> Other ---Chainalysis  --- ------Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/chainalysis">https://twitter.com/chainalysis</a> ------Website: <a href= "https://www.chainalysis.com/">https://www.chainalysis.com/</a> ---Who is REvil?  --- ------<a href= "https://fortune.com/2021/07/07/what-is-revil-ransomware-attack-kaseya/"> https://fortune.com/2021/07/07/what-is-revil-ransomware-attack-kaseya/</a> ------<a href= "https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/revil-threat-actors/"> https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/revil-threat-actors/</a>  ---Combating ransomware: <a href= "https://securityandtechnology.org/ransomwaretaskforce/report/"> https://securityandtechnology.org/ransomwaretaskforce/report/</a>  ---Why Gurvais joined Chainalysis: <a href= "https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/gurvais-grigg-chainalysis"> https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/gurvais-grigg-chainalysis</a>  ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

57 MINS

57:10

20 Jul 2021


#266

Unconfirmed: Why It Might Be Too Late for Binance to Avoid Regulatory Action - Ep.255

Christine Parker, partner at Reed Smith, summarizes the slew of regulatory headlines facing Binance and how such scrutiny may affect the exchange going forward. Show highlights: ---which countries are investigating Binance ---why it has been difficult for governing bodies to regulate Binance ---whether the reports that regulatory bodies, like the CFTC/IRS/DOJ, coming after Binance are correct ---when Christine expects regulators to make a move against Binance ---how hiring ex-regulators might help Binance in Congress ---whether Binance’s strategy of leaving countries with tight regulations helped or hurt the exchange ---what Christine thinks of Binance’s strategy to localize its business model  ---whether or not it is too late to avoid regulatory penalties for Binance ---why transitioning to a DAO business model would not absolve Binance of prior infractions ---how the BitMEX situation could inform Binance ---whether criminal charges could be in Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao’s future Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Oasis: <a href= "https://oasisprotocol.org/">https://oasisprotocol.org</a>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>     Episode Links   Christine Parker: [ https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-parker-b09a31/] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-parker-b09a31/)   Binance Investigations ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/state-of-crypto-binance-is-firmly-in-the-regulatory-crosshairs"> https://www.coindesk.com/state-of-crypto-binance-is-firmly-in-the-regulatory-crosshairs</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110380/thailand-sec-binance-crypto-exchange-criminal-complaint"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110380/thailand-sec-binance-crypto-exchange-criminal-complaint</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/104836/binance-crypto-irs-us-government-investigation-report"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/104836/binance-crypto-irs-us-government-investigation-report</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110510/barclays-customers-in-the-u-k-can-no-longer-transfer-funds-to-binance"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110510/barclays-customers-in-the-u-k-can-no-longer-transfer-funds-to-binance</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/110617/binance-suspends-deposits-from-key-european-payments-network"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/110617/binance-suspends-deposits-from-key-european-payments-network</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/111482/italy-binance-consob-warning"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/111482/italy-binance-consob-warning</a>   Binance Material ---CZ letter --- ------<a href= "https://www.binance.com/en/blog/421499824684902301/A-Letter-from-Our-CEO-Reflecting-on-Progress-and-the-Road-Ahead"> https://www.binance.com/en/blog/421499824684902301/A-Letter-from-Our-CEO-Reflecting-on-Progress-and-the-Road-Ahead</a> ---CZ Unchained appearance --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/listen-to-cz-compare-binance-to-bitcoin/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/listen-to-cz-compare-binance-to-bitcoin/</a>  ---Binance’s compliance hiring spree --- ------<a href= "https://www.radicalcompliance.com/2021/07/08/binance-compliance-hiring-spree/"> https://www.radicalcompliance.com/2021/07/08/binance-compliance-hiring-spree/</a> ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

30 MINS

30:11

16 Jul 2021


#265

Can a DAO Go to Court? According to Two DAO Legal Experts… Probably - Ep.254

Aaron Wright, co-founder of OpenLaw and Professor at Cardozo Law, and Ross Campbell, SushiSwap core developer and LexDAO contributor, discuss the latest breakthroughs and legal implications in the burgeoning world of DAOs. Show highlights: ---how Aaron and Ross fell down the crypto rabbit hole ---whether a DAO, like Curve, could sue to protect its IP ---when a governance token might be considered a security ---who owns the copyright to a DAO ---how SushiSwap handles its open-source licenses ---why Ross views Uniswap’s business license as a good thing ---what an DAO is and how the idea stems from Bitcoin ---how Wyoming’s DAO law works ---what makes a Wyoming DAO different from a DAO registered as a Delaware LLC ---how an algorithmically managed DAO might work in the future ---why Aaron thinks a DAO should not be allowed to be manager-managed ---why wrapping a DAO into an LLC could be advantageous ---the difference between private and public ordering Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a> Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a> Conjure: <a href= "https://conjure.finance/">https://conjure.finance</a>    Episode Links   People Ross Campbell ---Social --- ------Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/r_ross_campbell">https://twitter.com/r_ross_campbell</a> ------Medium: <a href= "https://medium.com/@rosscampbell9">https://medium.com/@rosscampbell9</a>  ---Career --- ------OpenLaw: <a href= "https://www.openlaw.io/">https://www.openlaw.io/</a> ------LexDAO: <a href= "https://lexdao.substack.com/people/867851-ross-campbell"> https://lexdao.substack.com/people/867851-ross-campbell</a> ------SushiSwap: <a href= "https://app.sushi.com/swap">https://app.sushi.com/swap</a>    Aaron Wright ---Social --- ------Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/awrigh01">https://twitter.com/awrigh01</a> ---Career --- ------OpenLaw: <a href= "https://www.openlaw.io/">https://www.openlaw.io/</a> ------Cardozo Law: <a href= "https://cardozo.yu.edu/directory/aaron-wright">https://cardozo.yu.edu/directory/aaron-wright</a> ---Content --- ------The Rise of DAOs: <a href= "https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/rise-of-daos/release/1"> https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/rise-of-daos/release/1</a>   DAO Information Basics: ---<a href= "https://ethereum.org/en/dao/">https://ethereum.org/en/dao/</a>  ---<a href= "https://1729.com/daos">https://1729.com/daos</a>  Kain Warwick: DAO First Capital Formation ---<a href= "https://blog.synthetix.io/dao-first-capital-formation/"> https://blog.synthetix.io/dao-first-capital-formation/</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1287961077041393664"> https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1287961077041393664</a> DAO Stats ---<a href= "https://deepdao.io/">https://deepdao.io/</a>  Wyoming: ---<a href= "https://www.wyoleg.gov/2021/Engross/SF0038.pdf">https://www.wyoleg.gov/2021/Engross/SF0038.pdf</a> ---<a href= "https://lexnode.substack.com/p/wyomings-legal-dao-saster"> https://lexnode.substack.com/p/wyomings-legal-dao-saster</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/prestonjbyrne/status/1370002015644962816?s=20"> https://twitter.com/prestonjbyrne/status/1370002015644962816?s=20</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/wyoming-dao-llc-law-passed">https://www.coindesk.com/wyoming-dao-llc-law-passed</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/lex_node/status/1407668599205027843?s=20"> https://twitter.com/lex_node/status/1407668599205027843?s=20</a> ---<a href= "https://decrypt.co/75222/americas-first-dao-approved-in-wyoming"> https://decrypt.co/75222/americas-first-dao-approved-in-wyoming</a>  Delaware: ---<a href= "https://ricardian.gitbook.io/ricardian-llc/is-ricardian-legal"> https://ricardian.gitbook.io/ricardian-llc/is-ricardian-legal</a>  Curve IP:  ---<a href= "https://gov.curve.fi/t/cip-xx-enforce-curves-ip-rights/1890"> https://gov.curve.fi/t/cip-xx-enforce-curves-ip-rights/1890</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/108561/the-first-dao-lawsuit-proposal-asks-if-curve-should-protect-its-ip"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/108561/the-first-dao-lawsuit-proposal-asks-if-curve-should-protect-its-ip</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/curve-dao-contemplates-its-intellectual-property"> https://www.coindesk.com/curve-dao-contemplates-its-intellectual-property</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/SamMiorelli/status/1405141398479847426"> https://twitter.com/SamMiorelli/status/1405141398479847426</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/lex_node/status/1405251782574497799"> https://twitter.com/lex_node/status/1405251782574497799</a>  Uniswap V3 ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/uniswap-v3-introduces-new-license-to-spoil-future-sushis"> https://www.coindesk.com/uniswap-v3-introduces-new-license-to-spoil-future-sushis</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1374738548239314951?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1374738548239314951%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newsbtc.com%2Fnews%2Fcan-uniswap-v3-prevent-forks-top-lawyer-breakdowns-its-license%2F"> https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1374738548239314951</a> ---<a href= "https://defiprime.com/uniswap-v3-explained">https://defiprime.com/uniswap-v3-explained</a> ... 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13 Jul 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:15

13 Jul 2021


#264

Unconfirmed: How Axie Infinity Boosted Revenue 400%+ in 30 Days - Ep.253

Aleksander Larsen, co-founder and COO of Axie Infinity, discusses Axie Infinity’s recent growth, which has seen the platform do 20X the volume of NBA Top Shot in recent days. Show highlights: ---what is Axie Infinity? ---why there has been such an uptick in network activity and profitability ---how the Axie Infinity team came together  ---how Axie Infinity uses blockchain technology within its game ---how Axie Infinity leverages the ‘play to earn’ mania sweeping across Web3 applications ---what problems may arise as Axie Infinity starts to decentralize  ---how Axie Infinity is attempting to lower the expensive barrier to entry that comes with blockchain-based games ---why the Philippines is going crazy for Axie Infinity ---why building out a sidechain has been such a positive development for the company ---the two ways Axie Ininity makes money ---what’s next for Axie Infinity   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>  Oasis: <a href= "https://oasisprotocol.org/">https://oasisprotocol.org</a>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links   Aleksander Larsen: [https://twitter.com/Psycheout86] (https://twitter.com/Psycheout86) Axie Infinity: <a href= "https://axieinfinity.com/">https://axieinfinity.com/</a>    Content ---Philippines: <a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/people-in-philippines-earn-cryptocurrency-playing-nft-video-game-axie-infinity.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/people-in-philippines-earn-cryptocurrency-playing-nft-video-game-axie-infinity.html</a> ---Sidechain: <a href= "https://medium.com/axie-infinity/introducing-ronin-axie-infinitys-ethereum-sidechain-8745e31eaef1"> https://medium.com/axie-infinity/introducing-ronin-axie-infinitys-ethereum-sidechain-8745e31eaef1</a> ---The Game That Helps Pay Bills: <a href= "https://startups.my/the-game-that-helps-pay-bills-axie-infinity/"> https://startups.my/the-game-that-helps-pay-bills-axie-infinity/</a> ---CoinDesk write up: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/axie-infinity-token-quadruples-nfts"> https://www.coindesk.com/axie-infinity-token-quadruples-nfts</a> ---Play-to-earn: <a href= "https://metaportal.substack.com/p/the-memetic-power-of-play-to-earn"> https://metaportal.substack.com/p/the-memetic-power-of-play-to-earn</a> ---Unchained Axie Infinity write-up: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-nft-marketplace-does-20x-the-volume-of-nba-top-shot/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-nft-marketplace-does-20x-the-volume-of-nba-top-shot/</a> ... Read more

09 Jul 2021

40 MINS

40:52

09 Jul 2021


#263

The Bitcoin Hash Rate Has Dropped. How Long Will It Take to Return? - Ep.252

Kevin Zhang, vice president of business development at Foundry, breaks down the latest developments surrounding China and bitcoin mining. Show highlights:  ---how he came across crypto and which Bitcoin OG he joined at [Bitcoin.com] (http://bitcoin.com/) to help start its mining operations arm ---what Foundry does and its relationship with Digital Currency Group (DCG) ---why DCG wanted to build out a mining infrastructure business ---what news from China in early March kickstarted the process of the mining ban ---how China’s Central Television broadcasting company might have brought extra scrutiny to cryptocurrencies  ---what the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party has to do with its Bitcoin mining ban ---why the Inner Mongolia and Sichuan Bitcoin mining bans were especially disruptive for Chinese miners ---how much of China’s hash rate Kevin estimates has been shut down since May ---where are miners relocating to  ---why Chinese mining equipment will not be allowed to turn on in the US ---whether or not China’s Bitcoin mining ban will stick ---why China banning bitcoin mining will be good for the network in the long run  ---what significant risk to Bitcoin’s network is solved by China banning bitcoin mining ---how much Bitcoin’s hash rate will drop and what effect this will have on miner revenue ---why Kevin thinks that Bitcoin is good for renewable energy ---how immersion cooling technology works ---what tangible benefits miners could find by moving to North America ---if El Salvador’s volcanic bitcoin mining plan is feasible ---what Kevin predicts will happen in the Bitcoin mining industry for the latter half of 2021 Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>      Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a>      Conjure: <a href= "https://conjure.finance/">https://conjure.finance</a>     Episode Links   Kevin Zhang ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/SinoCrypto">https://twitter.com/SinoCrypto</a>  ---Mining tweet storms: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/SinoCrypto/status/1407524150885994497"> https://twitter.com/SinoCrypto/status/1407524150885994497</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/SinoCrypto/status/1409227438262046723"> https://twitter.com/SinoCrypto/status/1409227438262046723</a>  ---Content from previous work experience: --- ------Greenridge Generation ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/57943/a-power-plant-in-new-york-is-reportedly-mining-roughly-50000-in-bitcoin-each-day"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/57943/a-power-plant-in-new-york-is-reportedly-mining-roughly-50000-in-bitcoin-each-day</a>  ------Project Spokane ------ ---------<a href= "https://medium.com/@derekbrouwer/the-bitcoin-barons-how-a-marketer-and-a-money-launderer-sold-montana-on-digital-gold-2a255c96c981"> https://medium.com/@derekbrouwer/the-bitcoin-barons-how-a-marketer-and-a-money-launderer-sold-montana-on-digital-gold-2a255c96c981</a>    Foundry, Subsidiary of DCG ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/foundryservices">https://twitter.com/foundryservices</a> ---Website: <a href= "https://foundrydigital.com/">https://foundrydigital.com/</a>  ---Foundry USA Pool --- ------Bit Digital: <a href= "https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bit-digital-joins-foundry-usa-pool-with-5-679-machines-adding-up-to-280-phs-of-compute-power-to-the-pool-301283792.html"> https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bit-digital-joins-foundry-usa-pool-with-5-679-machines-adding-up-to-280-phs-of-compute-power-to-the-pool-301283792.html</a>  ------Bitfarms partnership: <a href= "https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/04/23/2215897/0/en/Bitfarms-Partners-with-Foundry-to-Expand-Bitcoin-Mining-Fleet-and-Join-Foundry-USA-Pool-Instantly-Boosts-Operating-Hashrate-By-15.html"> https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/04/23/2215897/0/en/Bitfarms-Partners-with-Foundry-to-Expand-Bitcoin-Mining-Fleet-and-Join-Foundry-USA-Pool-Instantly-Boosts-Operating-Hashrate-By-15.html</a>  China’s Bitcoin Mining Ban ---Travis Kling noted 25 different announcements from China in June alone: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Travis_Kling/status/1410630499748388865"> https://twitter.com/Travis_Kling/status/1410630499748388865</a>  ---Glassnode: mining difficulty to face its largest decrease ever --- ------<a href= "https://insights.glassnode.com/the-week-on-chain-week-26-2021/"> https://insights.glassnode.com/the-week-on-chain-week-26-2021/</a>  ---The Block: hash rate dropped 50%, Foundry up while everyone else is hurting --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/109315/bitcoin-hashrate-declines-50-percent-china-mining-crackdown"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/109315/bitcoin-hashrate-declines-50-percent-china-mining-crackdown</a> ---Nic Carter: breaking down the hashrate migration --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-unpacking-hashrate-nic-cart-migration"> https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-unpacking-hashrate-nic-cart-migration</a> ---Secondhand mining equipment prices are spiking --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/chinese-logistics-firm-airlifting-bitcoin-mining-machines-to-maryland-report"> https://www.coindesk.com/chinese-logistics-firm-airlifting-bitcoin-mining-machines-to-maryland-report</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/109301/secondhand-bitcoin-miner-supply-spiking-bitmain"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/109301/secondhand-bitcoin-miner-supply-spiking-bitmain</a> ---Bitcoin miners shut down, 26 farms affected after Sichuan bans BTC mining --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/sichuan-becomes-latest-chinese-province-to-order-bitcoin-miner-shutdown"> https://www.coindesk.com/sichuan-becomes-latest-chinese-province-to-order-bitcoin-miner-shutdown</a> ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/74075/bitcoin-hashrate-falls-17-overnight-after-china-mining-crackdown"> https://decrypt.co/74075/bitcoin-hashrate-falls-17-overnight-after-china-mining-crackdown</a> ---China’s Inner Mongolia announced eight measures in its crypto ban --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/105973/china-inner-mongolia-crypto-bitcoin-mining-ban-measures"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/105973/china-inner-mongolia-crypto-bitcoin-mining-ban-measures</a>  ---Hash rate hits yearly low --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-mining-hashrate-drops-low"> https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-mining-hashrate-drops-low</a> ---Miners are moving to Kazakhstan --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/chinese-bitcoin-mining-company-delivers-first-machines-to-kazakhstan"> https://www.coindesk.com/chinese-bitcoin-mining-company-delivers-first-machines-to-kazakhstan</a> ---Tweet thread on how bitcoin miners reacted to the PRC’s May crackdown --- ------ <a href= "https://twitter.com/MustafaYilham/status/1396574185598590979">https://twitter.com/MustafaYilham/status/1396574185598590979</a> ... 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06 Jul 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:45

06 Jul 2021


#262

Unconfirmed: FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Gives the Tom Brady/Gisele Bundchen Backstory - Ep.251

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and founder of FTX, explains FTX’s sports-centric advertising model and talks about what is on his regulatory wish list going forward. Show highlights: ---why Sam is so excited to bring Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen onto the FTX team ---how FTX decides on who to sponsor ---why so many of FTX’s sponsorship are targeting US customers ---what makes the sports industry such an attractive place to advertise for FTX ---how FTX’s tokenized stocks work ---what Sam learned from the GameStop/Robinhood situation ---what makes FTX’s tokenized stocks different from Binance’s offering ---how FTX is dealing with regulatory obstacles ---what item is on the top of Sam’s regulatory wishlist ---whether FTT is a security   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Oasis: <a href= "https://oasisprotocol.org/">https://oasisprotocol.org</a>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>     Episode Links   Sam Bankman-Fried ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/SBF_Alameda">https://twitter.com/SBF_Alameda</a>  ---Previous Unchained appearance: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-gamestop-insanity-is-so-similar-to-crypto/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-gamestop-insanity-is-so-similar-to-crypto/</a>    FTX Website: <a href= "https://ftx.com/">https://ftx.com</a> Carbon credits: <a href= "https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/ftx-bitmex-to-become-carbon-neutral"> https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/ftx-bitmex-to-become-carbon-neutral</a>  Tokenized Stocks ---FTX guidelines: <a href= "https://help.ftx.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051229472-Tokenized-Stocks"> https://help.ftx.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051229472-Tokenized-Stocks</a>  ---CoinDesk: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/ftx-follows-binances-lead-with-move-into-tokenized-stocks"> https://www.coindesk.com/ftx-follows-binances-lead-with-move-into-tokenized-stocks</a>    FTX Sports Deals ---NBA: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/ftx-miami-heat-nfts">https://www.coindesk.com/ftx-miami-heat-nfts</a>  ---Tom Brady: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/74771/tom-brady-and-gisele-bundchen-invest-in-ftx"> https://decrypt.co/74771/tom-brady-and-gisele-bundchen-invest-in-ftx</a>  ---TSM FTX: <a href= "https://www.sporttechie.com/tsm-esports-signs-210-million-sponsorship-with-ftx-crypto-exchange"> https://www.sporttechie.com/tsm-esports-signs-210-million-sponsorship-with-ftx-crypto-exchange</a> ---MLB: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/ftx-sponsors-mlb-umpires-to-wear-crypto-exchanges-logo"> https://www.coindesk.com/ftx-sponsors-mlb-umpires-to-wear-crypto-exchanges-logo</a> ... Read more

02 Jul 2021

40 MINS

40:57

02 Jul 2021


#261

Ethereum's EIP-1559 Will Solve Some Problems But Big Ones Will Remain - Ep.250

Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, and Tim Beiko, Ethereum Foundation core-dev facilitator, discuss the upcoming upgrade to the Ethereum network, EIP 1559. Show highlights: ---why Tim believes EIP 1559 is necessary ---what narrative is driving EIP 1559 ---what problems the network upgrade will solve ---how Ethereum transactions/fees work ---whether gas prices are correlated with ETH/USD ---the 3 main protocol changes that EIP 1559 proposes ---why Taylor, as the CEO of a wallet provider, is wary of EIP 1559 ---how EIP 1559 will affect Ethereum’s block size ---what changes wallet providers are considering due to EIP 1559 ---whether ‘Black Swan’ events will be more or less likely after the network upgrade ---how EIP 1559 will affect miners ---whether Tim or Taylor believes that miners could fork Ethereum to stop EIP 1559 ---how EIP 1559 will change the state of miner extractable value (MEV) ---how Taylor and Tim feel about the Ethereum as sound money narrative in light of EIP 1559 ---when EIP 1559 will go live Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>     Tezos: <a href= "https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero"> https://tezos.com/discover?utm_source=laura-shin&utm_medium=podcast-sponsorship-unconfirmed&utm_campaign=tezos-campaign&utm_content=hero</a>     Conjure: <a href= "https://conjure.finance/">https://conjure.finance</a>      Episode Links   Taylor Monahan ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/tayvano_">https://twitter.com/tayvano_</a> ---MyCrypto: <a href= "https://mycrypto.com/">https://mycrypto.com/</a>    Tim Beiko ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/TimBeiko">https://twitter.com/TimBeiko</a> ---Ethereum Foundation: <a href= "https://ethereum.org/en/foundation/">https://ethereum.org/en/foundation/</a>    EIP 1559 ---Resources: <a href= "https://hackmd.io/@timbeiko/1559-resources">https://hackmd.io/@timbeiko/1559-resources</a> ---Taylor Monahan tweets --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tayvano_/status/1397725861575421953"> https://twitter.com/tayvano_/status/1397725861575421953</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tayvano_/status/1408000351916093441"> https://twitter.com/tayvano_/status/1408000351916093441</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tayvano_/status/1407853518493413379"> https://twitter.com/tayvano_/status/1407853518493413379</a> ---Actual proposal: <a href= "https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/master/EIPS/eip-1559.md"> https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/master/EIPS/eip-1559.md</a>  ---Research: <a href= "http://timroughgarden.org/papers/eip1559.pdf">http://timroughgarden.org/papers/eip1559.pdf</a>  ... Read more

29 Jun 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:11

29 Jun 2021