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Unchained

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.

 

#258

Unconfirmed: Polygon: The Layer 2 Solution Doing 8 Times as Many Transactions a Day as Ethereum - Ep...

Jaynti Kanani, cofounder and CEO of Polygon, discusses why the layer 2 solution has seen so much success during a down crypto market. Show highlights: ---what factors have led to Polygon’s and MATIC's impressive performance YTD ---how Polygon is scaling Ethereum ---what types of projects are taking off on Polygon ---how Polygon is attempting to address the issue of layer 2 composability  ---how Polygon plans to use its latest funding ---why Jaynti is confident Polygon will still be necessary after ETH 2.0 launches Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</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>   NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>     Episode Links   Jaynti Kanani Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/_jdkanani">https://twitter.com/_jdkanani</a>   Polygon Website:  <a href= "https://polygon.technology/">https://polygon.technology/</a>  Overview: ---<a href= "https://www.theblockresearch.com/polygon-a-technical-overview-105799"> https://www.theblockresearch.com/polygon-a-technical-overview-105799</a> ---<a href= "https://www.theblockresearch.com/mapping-out-polygons-ecosystem-105540"> https://www.theblockresearch.com/mapping-out-polygons-ecosystem-105540</a> Popularity: ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/defi-projects-continue-flocking-to-layer-2-solution-polygon"> https://www.coindesk.com/defi-projects-continue-flocking-to-layer-2-solution-polygon</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/institutional-investors-have-arrived-on-polygon-amid-rising-ethereum-layer-2-demand-blockchain-data"> https://www.coindesk.com/institutional-investors-have-arrived-on-polygon-amid-rising-ethereum-layer-2-demand-blockchain-data</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/polygons-matic-token-ended-may-up-120-despite-bitcoins-price-crash"> https://www.coindesk.com/polygons-matic-token-ended-may-up-120-despite-bitcoins-price-crash</a>  Investments: ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/au21-capital-opens-polygon-fund"> https://www.coindesk.com/au21-capital-opens-polygon-fund</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/mark-cuban-invests-in-ethereum-layer-2-polygon"> https://www.coindesk.com/mark-cuban-invests-in-ethereum-layer-2-polygon</a>   Miscellaneous: ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/okcoin-integrates-polygon-reduce-users-ethereum-gas-fees"> https://www.coindesk.com/okcoin-integrates-polygon-reduce-users-ethereum-gas-fees</a> ---<a href= "https://polygon.technology/lightpaper-polygon.pdf">https://polygon.technology/lightpaper-polygon.pdf</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/kyber-network-announces-polygon-integration-and-liquidity-mining-program"> https://www.coindesk.com/kyber-network-announces-polygon-integration-and-liquidity-mining-program</a> ---<a href= "https://defiwatch.net/second-letter-to-polygon/">https://defiwatch.net/second-letter-to-polygon/</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/google-cloud-now-provides-blockchain-insights-for-polygon-network"> https://www.coindesk.com/google-cloud-now-provides-blockchain-insights-for-polygon-network</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/decentralized-exchange-aggregator-1inch-network-expands-to-polygon"> https://www.coindesk.com/decentralized-exchange-aggregator-1inch-network-expands-to-polygon</a> ... Read more

18 Jun 2021

35 MINS

35:38

18 Jun 2021


#257

Unchained 5-Year Anniversary: AMA With Laura on Her Favorite Guests, Predictions and More - Ep.246

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Unchained, I answer some questions submitted to me by the audience. In this episode, I cover: ---what I think about the relationship between psychedelics and crypto ---the most entertaining guest I’ve interviewed on Unchained ---why Coinbase founders may have a more impactful future on crypto than Ethereum founders ---which show has been the most impactful ---why I am a “nocoiner” ---where I believe DAOs fit into the future of crypto ---who my favorite guests have been over the years ---what I am most fearful and most hopeful about in the crypto space ---why I think user-friendly products are so important moving forward ---which DeFi projects I find the most interesting ---what sort of expenses go into producing Unchained ---which topics I would like to cover in the future ---the most surprising answers I have received in an interview (feat. CZ and Vitalik) ---what three cryptos I think will be most important three years from now ---if I think I have interviewed Satoshi :) ---my advice for anyone looking to change careers and go crypto ---who has been the hardest person to book on Unchained ---what crypto trend has surprised me the most in the past five years 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>   Keychain: <a href= "https://conjure.finance/">https://conjure.finance</a>    Episode Links   Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/Unchained_pod">https://twitter.com/Unchained_pod</a>  Daily Newsletter: [https://unchainedpodcast.com/] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/)     Podcasts mentioned during the show: ---Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum’s Five-Year Anniversary --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/vitalik-buterin-on-ethereums-five-year-anniversary/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/vitalik-buterin-on-ethereums-five-year-anniversary/</a> ---Listen to CZ Compare Binance to Bitcoin --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/listen-to-cz-compare-binance-to-bitcoin/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/listen-to-cz-compare-binance-to-bitcoin/</a>  ---Mark Cuban on Why He Thinks ETH Is a Better Store of Value Than Bitcoin --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/mark-cuban-on-why-he-thinks-eth-is-a-better-store-of-value-than-bitcoin/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/mark-cuban-on-why-he-thinks-eth-is-a-better-store-of-value-than-bitcoin/</a>  ---Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson on the Shitcoin Waterfall – Ep.74 --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/meltem-demirors-and-jill-carlson-on-the-shitcoin-waterfall-ep-74/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/meltem-demirors-and-jill-carlson-on-the-shitcoin-waterfall-ep-74/</a> ---Yeonmi Park on Why Doing Business With North Korea Is Like Buying a Ticket to a Concentration Camp --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/yeonmi-park-on-why-doing-business-with-north-korea-is-like-buying-a-ticket-to-a-concentration-camp/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/yeonmi-park-on-why-doing-business-with-north-korea-is-like-buying-a-ticket-to-a-concentration-camp/</a>  ---Andre Cronje of Yearn Finance on YFI and the Fair Launch: ‘I’m Lazy’ --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/andre-cronje-of-yearn-finance-on-yfi-and-the-fair-launch-im-lazy/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/andre-cronje-of-yearn-finance-on-yfi-and-the-fair-launch-im-lazy/</a>  ---Nick Tomaino on 1confirmation’s $125 Million Fund and What Future NFTs Will Look Like --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/nick-tomaino-on-1confirmations-125-million-fund-and-what-future-nfts-will-look-like/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/nick-tomaino-on-1confirmations-125-million-fund-and-what-future-nfts-will-look-like/</a>  ---Why Bitcoin’s December Price Target Is Now ‘Above $300,000’ (Willy Woo) --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/charting-bitcoins-growth-with-willy-woo-and-peter-brandt/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/charting-bitcoins-growth-with-willy-woo-and-peter-brandt/</a> ---What Makes a CryptoKitty Worth $140,000? – Ep.75 (Roham Gharegozlou) --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-makes-a-cryptokitty-worth-140000-ep-75/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-makes-a-cryptokitty-worth-140000-ep-75</a> Why I don’t own crypto: <a href= "https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1376211065772576770"> https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1376211065772576770</a> ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:31

15 Jun 2021


#256

Unconfirmed: Want Crypto in Your 401(k)? It's Finally Possible -- With This Provider - Ep.245

ForUsAll recently announced a new product that will allow cryptocurrency investments to be made inside 401(k) retirement accounts. Jeff Schulte, CEO of ForUsAll, discusses why putting crypto in a 401(k) is such a game changer, how this differs from Bitcoin IRAs, and more! Show highlights:  ---how bringing crypto into a 401(k) with ForUsAll will work ---what “guardrails” ForUsAll is placing on investors who choose to invest in crypto ---the tax advantages of purchasing crypto within a 401(k) ---whether ForUsAll is offering a Roth IRA ---why nobody has offered crypto within a 401(k) before now ---what differentiates a crypto 401(k) from a self-directed IRA ---what are the fees for the 401(k), who it will be available to, and when it will launch ---how security and keys are being handled ---why ForUsAll is not offering every token available on Coinbase ---how ForUsAll is determining which cryptos will be available to trade  ---why offering crypto ETFs through a 401(k) may cause problems regarding the fiduciary risk of employers ---what new crypto features ForUsAll is excited to roll out   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</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>   NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>     Episode Links   Jeff Schulte: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffschulteproductmanagment/"> https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffschulteproductmanagment/</a>    ForUsAll: <a href= "https://www.forusall.com/">https://www.forusall.com/</a> + <a href= "https://twitter.com/ForUsAll401k">https://twitter.com/ForUsAll401k</a>    Coinbase partnership: <a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/coinbase-teams-up-with-401-k-provider-to-offer-crypto-11623317402?reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter&utm_campaign=Alt%20401k%20Launch%20-%20Non%20Webinar&utm_content=169414914&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-3077786814"> https://www.wsj.com/articles/coinbase-teams-up-with-401-k-provider-to-offer-crypto</a> <a href= "https://fortune.com/2021/06/10/coinbase-crypto-401k-roth-offering-forusall/"> https://fortune.com/2021/06/10/coinbase-crypto-401k-roth-offering-forusall/</a> <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/108034/coinbase-forusall-401k-advisor-crypto-retirement-accounts"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/108034/coinbase-forusall-401k-advisor-crypto-retirement-accounts</a> ... Read more

11 Jun 2021

38 MINS

38:53

11 Jun 2021


#255

Will Bitcoin's Price Go Up Again? Yes, According to On-Chain Analytics - Ep.244

Willy Woo, on-chain Bitcoin analyst and writer of the Bitcoin Forecast, a market intelligence newsletter, and Rafael Schultze-Kraft, co-founder and CTO of Glassnode, discuss Bitcoin and what the on-chain metrics tell us about the price. Here to discuss is. Episode highlights: ---what factors pushed the price of BTC down in May ---why Elon’s Twitter account hold so much sway over the market ---why Willy believes Bitcoin is good for renewable energy ---who sold during the last month ---which type of BTC investors stopped purchasing in Feb/March ---what trends Willy and Rafael have noticed from coins moving to/from exchanges ---their thoughts on exchange-traded products, like GBTC and Canadian ETFs ---how derivatives trading has played a role in Bitcoin’s price ---why stablecoins were trading above their peg in the months leading up to the Coinbase direct listing ---how Willy values Bitcoin (specifically using NVT ratio) ---whether the trend of corporate treasuries investing in Bitcoin will continue ---how they expect Ethereum's adoption of a deflationary monetary policy to impact the price of Bitcoin ---when the market could turn bullish once again and predictions for the rest of the year   Thank you to our sponsors! E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a>  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   Willy Woo ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/woonomic">https://twitter.com/woonomic</a> ---Substack: <a href= "https://willywoo.substack.com/">https://willywoo.substack.com/</a> ---Charts: <a href= "http://charts.woobull.com/">http://charts.woobull.com/</a>    Rafael Schultze-Kraft ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/n3ocortex">https://twitter.com/n3ocortex</a>  ---Glassnode Blog: <a href= "https://insights.glassnode.com/author/rafael/">https://insights.glassnode.com/author/rafael/</a> ---Medium (no posts in 2021): <a href= "https://medium.com/@neocortex">https://medium.com/@neocortex</a>    Glassnode ---Website: <a href= "https://glassnode.com/">https://glassnode.com/</a>  ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/glassnode">https://twitter.com/glassnode</a>  ---Crunchbase: <a href= "https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/glassnode">https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/glassnode</a>    Willy on BTC trends: ---NVT 2021 re-hash: <a href= "https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1399644889596370950"> https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1399644889596370950</a>  ---User growth on BTC network: <a href= "https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1396716391940575232"> https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1396716391940575232</a>  ---Exchange flows are bullish: <a href= "https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1395350421187690500"> https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1395350421187690500</a>  ---The movement to strong holders is unprecedented: <a href= "https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1391209800252358658"> https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1391209800252358658</a>  ---BTC undervaluation: <a href= "https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1389145220432859144"> https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1389145220432859144</a>    Rafael on BTC trends: ---Investors becoming fearful: <a href= "https://twitter.com/n3ocortex/status/1394922200923312132"> https://twitter.com/n3ocortex/status/1394922200923312132</a> ---Bear market?: <a href= "https://twitter.com/n3ocortex/status/1394312942678679559"> https://twitter.com/n3ocortex/status/1394312942678679559</a> ---Why on-chain exchange metrics are difficult to analyze: <a href= "https://insights.glassnode.com/exchange-metrics/">https://insights.glassnode.com/exchange-metrics/</a>  ---BTC ownership is not highly concentrated: <a href= "https://insights.glassnode.com/bitcoin-supply-distribution/"> https://insights.glassnode.com/bitcoin-supply-distribution/</a>  ---BTC illiquidity: <a href= "https://insights.glassnode.com/bitcoin-liquid-supply/"> https://insights.glassnode.com/bitcoin-liquid-supply/</a>    Glassnode on BTC trends: ---May 31 recap: <a href= "https://insights.glassnode.com/the-week-on-chain-week-22-2021/"> https://insights.glassnode.com/the-week-on-chain-week-22-2021/</a>  ---May 24 recap: <a href= "https://insights.glassnode.com/the-week-on-chain-week-21-2021/"> https://insights.glassnode.com/the-week-on-chain-week-21-2021/</a>  ---December buyers approaching cost basis: <a href= "https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1399757635512066052"> https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1399757635512066052</a>  ---Battle of Bulls vs. Bears: <a href= "https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1399231089764360192"> https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1399231089764360192</a>  ---Grayscale discount: <a href= "https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1397059742019686400"> https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1397059742019686400</a> Deleveraging futures market: <a href= "https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1395771367958581251"> https://twitter.com/glassnode/status/1395771367958581251</a> ... 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08 Jun 2021

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:05

08 Jun 2021


#254

Unconfirmed: How Taproot Could Improve Bitcoin -- If It Gets Adopted - Ep.243

Jeremy Rubin, a Bitcoin Core contributor and founder of Judica, a Bitcoin R&D Lab, joins Unchained from the Miami Bitcoin Conference (2021) to discuss all things Taproot. Show highlights: ---a general update on the Miami Bitcoin Conference  ---what Taproot will do for the Bitcoin network ---how Taproot will make Bitcoin transactions more private ---what effect Taproot might have on on-chain analytics companies ---what parts of Bitcoin transactions will be public if/when Taproot goes live ---what new wallet features Taproot will unlock for Bitcoin ---how Bitcoin vaults might work ---a user-friendly definition of MASTs (Merklized Abstract Syntax Tree) ---how Taproot signaling works ---when/if Taproot will lock-in ---why network updates strain the relationship between miners and users   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</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>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links:  Jeremy Rubin ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/JeremyRubin">https://twitter.com/JeremyRubin</a>  ---Judica: <a href= "https://judica.org/">https://judica.org/</a>  ---Personal website: <a href= "https://rubin.io/">https://rubin.io/</a>    Taproot ---Signaling status of Taproot: <a href= "https://taproot.watch/">https://taproot.watch/</a>  ---Bitcoin Magazine on Taproot: <a href= "https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/taproot-coming-what-it-and-how-it-will-benefit-bitcoin"> https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/taproot-coming-what-it-and-how-it-will-benefit-bitcoin</a>  ---Why Taproot matters: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-privacy-and-scaling-tech-upgrade-taproot-just-took-a-big-step-forward"> https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-privacy-and-scaling-tech-upgrade-taproot-just-took-a-big-step-forward</a>  ---Marathon lifts block mining censorship: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/marathon-wont-censor-bitcoin-transactions-says-mining-ceo"> https://www.coindesk.com/marathon-wont-censor-bitcoin-transactions-says-mining-ceo</a>  MASTs: <a href= "https://bitcointechtalk.com/what-is-a-bitcoin-merklized-abstract-syntax-tree-mast-33fdf2da5e2f"> https://bitcointechtalk.com/what-is-a-bitcoin-merklized-abstract-syntax-tree-mast-33fdf2da5e2f</a> ... Read more

04 Jun 2021

42 MINS

42:29

04 Jun 2021


#253

Nick Tomaino on 1confirmation's $125 Million Fund and What Future NFTs Will Look Like - Ep.242

Nick Tomaino, general partner of 1confirmation, discusses his firm’s recently announced third fund of $125 million and gives his perspective on many hot crypto topics, such as NFTs, Layer 2 solutions, Polkadot, DAOs, and more. Show highlights: ---why Nick became interested in crypto and his background ---what drives 1confirmation’s investment thesis ---why he Nick believes NFTs have taken off in popularity this year ---why NFTs are currently in a bubble ---what we might do with NFTs in the future ---how competition between different NFT marketplaces will shake out ---how music NFTs could work ---the feasibility of charging royalties in the secondary sale of NFTs ---why environmental concerns over crypto mining to only be a short-term issue ---why Nick is not an Ethereum maxi and how he feels about the fragmentation of Layer 2 solutions on ETH ---why Polkadot is such an exciting project ---whether, as an early Coinbase employee, he would say the fat protocols thesis is true ---what new trend Nick is keeping an eye on for 2021 and beyond Thank you to our sponsors! E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a>  [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>    Episode Links   Nick Tomaino   Twitter handle: <a href= "https://twitter.com/NTmoney">https://twitter.com/NTmoney</a>  Recommended Content: ---Writing --- ------Introducing 1confirmation Fund 3 ------ ---------<a href= "https://thecontrol.co/1confirmation-fund-iii-4633d18273e"> https://thecontrol.co/1confirmation-fund-iii-4633d18273e</a>  ------NFTs + Mimetic Desire ------ ---------<a href= "https://thecontrol.co/stories-scarcity-and-mimetic-desire-c4a344fa74e1"> https://thecontrol.co/stories-scarcity-and-mimetic-desire-c4a344fa74e1</a>  ---Twitter Threads --- ------Has crypto “earned it?”  ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1391782884202061824"> https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1391782884202061824</a> ------Ethereum + decentralized identity ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1389608747924742157"> https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1389608747924742157</a> ------WSB optimism ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1356036385287720960"> https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1356036385287720960</a> ------The crypto perfect storm ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1352301464060760064"> https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1352301464060760064</a>  ------His journey from Coinbase to 1confirmation  ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1353405899990155264"> https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1353405899990155264</a>  ---Guest Appearances/Quotes --- ------“Digital art has a chance to exceed $3 trillion in total value and flip traditional art” ------ ---------<a href= "https://fortune.com/2021/03/30/nft-crypto-superrare-art-market/"> https://fortune.com/2021/03/30/nft-crypto-superrare-art-market/</a> ------“It's not going to look the same as the crypto booms and busts, but there are going to be a lot of these sales that maybe don't have buyers in the future” ------ ---------<a href= "https://cheddar.com/media/nfts-facing-bubble-but-crypto-art-platforms-see-long-term"> https://cheddar.com/media/nfts-facing-bubble-but-crypto-art-platforms-see-long-term</a> ------“It's clear we're in some type of NFT bubble” ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/25/technology/cryptocurrency-mainstream.html"> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/25/technology/cryptocurrency-mainstream.html</a>  ---Old Unchained Appearances --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/nick-tomaino-on-why-he-is-skeptical-libra-will-be-significant/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/nick-tomaino-on-why-he-is-skeptical-libra-will-be-significant/</a> ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/icos-why-people-are-investing-in-this-380-million-phenomenon/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/icos-why-people-are-investing-in-this-380-million-phenomenon/</a>    1confirmation   Basics ---Website/Portfolio --- ------<a href= "https://www.1confirmation.com/portfolio">https://www.1confirmation.com/portfolio</a>  ---Twitter --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/1confirmation">https://twitter.com/1confirmation</a>  ---Recently announced fund --- ------<a href= "https://thecontrol.co/1confirmation-fund-iii-4633d18273e"> https://thecontrol.co/1confirmation-fund-iii-4633d18273e</a>    Recently, 1confirmation has funded... --- Notional Finance --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/notional-raises-10m-to-grow-defi-lending-protocol-with-real-world-potential"> https://www.coindesk.com/notional-raises-10m-to-grow-defi-lending-protocol-with-real-world-potential</a>  ---SuperRare series A --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/63295/nft-marketplace-superrare-9m-funding-mark-cuban"> https://decrypt.co/63295/nft-marketplace-superrare-9m-funding-mark-cuban</a> ---Nexus Mutual --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/57844/vc-firms-invest-2-7-million-in-defi-insurer-nexus-mutual"> https://decrypt.co/57844/vc-firms-invest-2-7-million-in-defi-insurer-nexus-mutual</a> ---dYdX series B --- ------<a href= "https://integral.dydx.exchange/dydx-closes-10m-series-b-investment/"> https://integral.dydx.exchange/dydx-closes-10m-series-b-investment/</a>  ---Acala --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/76313/polkadot-based-defi-project-acala-raises-7-million-saft"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/76313/polkadot-based-defi-project-acala-raises-7-million-saft</a>    Miscellaneous ---Meebits ------<a href= "https://meebits.larvalabs.com/">https://meebits.larvalabs.com/</a> ---Polkadot governance ------<a href= "https://polkadot.network/polkadot-governance/">https://polkadot.network/polkadot-governance/</a> ---Unchained podcast discussing the petrodollar ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/bitcoin-vs-the-petrodollar-which-is-more-environmentally-friendly/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/bitcoin-vs-the-petrodollar-which-is-more-environmentally-friendly/</a> ---Fat Thesis ------<a href= "https://www.usv.com/writing/2016/08/fat-protocols/">https://www.usv.com/writing/2016/08/fat-protocols/</a>  ---ZED Run ------<a href= "https://zed.run/">https://zed.run/</a>   ... 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01 Jun 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:48

01 Jun 2021


#252

Unconfirmed: Rep. Tom Emmer, One of the Most Active Crypto Congress Members, on Taxes and DeFi - Ep....

House Representative Tom Emmer, of Minnesota, is one of the most active voice for crypto and blockchain in the US government. In this episode, he discusses: ---what book made Tom fall down the crypto rabbit hole  ---why Tom believes the Financial Accounting Standards Board needs to set clear accounting standards for cryptocurrencies ---why the current way of accounting for Bitcoin on balance sheets may be a detriment to companies in the future ---how he feels about the acting head of the OCC putting together a “sprint team” of federal regulators to establish overarching crypto standards ---why he is fighting to change tax rules for forked coins ---what problems the Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act might solve ---why he is so passionate about the Securities Clarity Act, which would explicitly separate digital tokens from securities ---how DeFi should be regulated and why he is not a fan of FATF’s recently proposed guidance ---Tom’s prediction for when these bills may actually become law    Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</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>   NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links   Tom Emmer ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/RepTomEmmer">https://twitter.com/RepTomEmmer</a>  ---Website: <a href= "https://emmer.house.gov/">https://emmer.house.gov/</a>  Documents Mentioned ---FASB letter --- ------<a href= "https://emmer.house.gov/2021/5/emmer-urges-fasb-to-issue-clear-accounting-standards-for-virtual-currencies"> https://emmer.house.gov/2021/5/emmer-urges-fasb-to-issue-clear-accounting-standards-for-virtual-currencies</a> ---Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act --- ------<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2021/04/22/us-house-passes-bill-to-create-first-crypto-task-force-on-digital-assets/"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2021/04/22/us-house-passes-bill-to-create-first-crypto-task-force-on-digital-assets/</a> ---Safe Harbor for Taxpayers with Forked Assets Act --- ------<a href= "https://emmer.house.gov/2021/5/emmer-introduces-legislation-to-protect-taxpayers-with-digital-assets-pending-further-irs-guidance"> https://emmer.house.gov/2021/5/emmer-introduces-legislation-to-protect-taxpayers-with-digital-assets-pending-further-irs-guidance</a> ---Securities Clarity Act --- ------<a href= "https://emmer.house.gov/2020/9/emmer-introduces-legislation-to-provide-clarity-for-digital-assets-under-securities-law"> https://emmer.house.gov/2020/9/emmer-introduces-legislation-to-provide-clarity-for-digital-assets-under-securities-law</a> ---Proposed FATF Guidance (quick breakdown) --- ------<a href= "https://www.coincenter.org/a-quick-analysis-of-fatfs-2021-draft-cryptocurrency-guidance/"> https://www.coincenter.org/a-quick-analysis-of-fatfs-2021-draft-cryptocurrency-guidance/</a>    Miscellaneous ---Congressional Blockchain Caucus --- ------<a href= "https://congressionalblockchaincaucus-schweikert.house.gov/members"> https://congressionalblockchaincaucus-schweikert.house.gov/members</a> ---US Regulatory “sprint” --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/71975/us-agencies-sprint-align-on-bitcoin-regulations"> https://decrypt.co/71975/us-agencies-sprint-align-on-bitcoin-regulations</a>  ---Michael Saylor episode --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-michael-saylor-on-the-best-way-for-companies-to-buy-bitcoin/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-michael-saylor-on-the-best-way-for-companies-to-buy-bitcoin/</a> ---Age of Cryptocurrency --- ------<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/The-Age-of-Cryptocurrency-audiobook/dp/B00SXAK6Q2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=the+age+of+cryptocurrency%3A&qid=1622135700&s=books&sr=1-3"> https://www.amazon.com/The-Age-of-Cryptocurrency</a> ... Read more

28 May 2021

38 MINS

38:08

28 May 2021


#251

How Solana and Binance Smart Chain Could Take Ethereum's Lead - Ep.240

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, debate the merits of Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain. In this episode, they discuss: ---why Ethereum is losing market share to Solana and BSC ---whether decentralization matters and at what point decentralization becomes redundant ---why they think Solana and Binance Smart Chain need to be taken seriously as competitors to EThereum ---whether BSC or Solana is the bigger long-term threat to Ethereum ---the biggest obstacle to Ethereum’s success (and it’s not gas fees) ---how Ethereum will navigate fragmented Layer 2 solutions ---Solana and its lack of developers ---what differentiates DeFi from CeFi ---why Solana has an edge on Ethereum in terms of composability  ---how Ethereum will onboard new users ---why Kain is such an ardent backer of Ethereum ---why both Kyle and Kain think EIP 1559 and the potential for higher ETH prices is bad for Ethereum ---if Synthetix would ever consider launching a cross-chain product ---the viability of a multi-chain world ---why Kyle believes the future holds a winner-take-most blockchain ecosystem   Thank you to our sponsors! E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a>  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>  Kyber Network: <a href= "http://dmm.exchange/">Dmm.exchange</a>    Episode Links   People 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>  Kain Warwick ---Twitter:  <a href= "https://twitter.com/kaiynne">https://twitter.com/kaiynne</a> ---Synthetix: <a href= "https://synthetix.io/">https://synthetix.io/</a>    Content Kain’s tweet that instigated this pod: ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1387266949302734852"> https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1387266949302734852</a> Multicoin Blogs: ---New $100m fund focused on Solana --- ------<a href= "https://multicoin.capital/2021/05/04/announcing-venture-fund-ii/"> https://multicoin.capital/2021/05/04/announcing-venture-fund-ii/</a>  ---BNB Investment + valuation --- ------<a href= "https://multicoin.capital/2019/02/19/binance-coin-analysis-and-valuation/"> https://multicoin.capital/2019/02/19/binance-coin-analysis-and-valuation/</a>  ---Investment in Solana --- ------<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>  ---Ethereum analysis --- ------<a href= "https://multicoin.capital/2019/05/24/the-unbundling-of-ethereum/"> https://multicoin.capital/2019/05/24/the-unbundling-of-ethereum/</a> ---Value Capture at Layers 1 and 2 --- ------<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>  Kain Warwick and Sam Bankman Fried podcast ---<a href= "https://www.cryptonotes.org/2020/10/sbf-kain-blockcrunch-117/"> https://www.cryptonotes.org/2020/10/sbf-kain-blockcrunch-117/</a>  Comparing AMMs on different blockchains ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/pancakeswap-uniswap-sushiswap-crypto-defi-exchange"> https://www.coindesk.com/pancakeswap-uniswap-sushiswap-crypto-defi-exchange</a>  BSC and Solana NFT platforms ---<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/102959/binance-is-launching-its-own-nft-marketplace-in-june"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/102959/binance-is-launching-its-own-nft-marketplace-in-june</a> ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/banksy-burners-raise-3m-to-build-nft-platform-on-solana"> https://www.coindesk.com/banksy-burners-raise-3m-to-build-nft-platform-on-solana</a>  Overview of Layer 2 solutions on Ethereum ---<a href= "https://ethereum.org/en/developers/docs/scaling/layer-2-rollups/#:~:text=Layer%202%20is%20a%20collective,decentralized%20security%20model%20of%20mainnet"> https://ethereum.org/en/developers/docs/scaling/layer-2-rollups/</a> Binance Smart Chain guide ---<a href= "https://defiprime.com/binance-smart-chain">https://defiprime.com/binance-smart-chain</a> Solana guide <a href= "https://thedefiant.io/solana-defi-ecosystem-overview/"> https://thedefiant.io/solana-defi-ecosystem-overview/</a> ... Read more

25 May 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:20

25 May 2021


#250

Unconfirmed: Mike Novogratz on the 5 Reasons the Crypto Markets Plummeted - Ep.239

Mike Novogratz, founder, CEO, and chairman of Galaxy Digital, digs into the drivers behind this week’s market selloff. Show highlights: ---the five factors Mike believes led to this week’s dip  ---what Mike thinks about the environmental concerns surrounding Bitcoin ---how Ethereum will perform in 2021 ---whether centralized blockchains will survive regulatory scrutiny ---why Galaxy Digital made its $1 billion acquisition of BitGo ---what sort of projects Galaxy Digital is mulling in the DeFi space ---when Mike thinks a bitcoin ETF could be approved ---Mike’s 2021 bitcoin price prediction   Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</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>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links   Mike Novogratz: <a href= "https://twitter.com/novogratz">https://twitter.com/novogratz</a>    Galaxy Digital: <a href= "https://www.galaxydigital.io/">https://www.galaxydigital.io</a>    Recommend Reads:  ---Galaxy Digital BitGo 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> ---SEC skepticism regarding bitcoin ETF --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/sec-warns-mutual-fund-investors-of-bitcoin-futures-risks"> https://www.coindesk.com/sec-warns-mutual-fund-investors-of-bitcoin-futures-risks</a> ---Galaxy Digital 2021 Q1 results --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/galaxy-digital-q1-aum-rose-58-net-comprehensive-income-more-than-doubles"> https://www.coindesk.com/galaxy-digital-q1-aum-rose-58-net-comprehensive-income-more-than-doubles</a> ---Galaxy Digital bitcoin ETF --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/galaxy-digital-files-for-us-bitcoin-etf"> https://www.coindesk.com/galaxy-digital-files-for-us-bitcoin-etf</a>  ---Youtube energy consumption --- ------<a href= "https://www.iea.org/commentaries/the-carbon-footprint-of-streaming-video-fact-checking-the-headlines"> https://www.iea.org/commentaries/the-carbon-footprint-of-streaming-video-fact-checking-the-headlines</a>  ------<a href= "https://thefactsource.com/how-much-electricity-does-youtube-use/"> https://thefactsource.com/how-much-electricity-does-youtube-use/</a> ---Dapper Labs lawsuit <a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreatinianow/2021/05/17/no-slam-dunk-for-plaintiffs-in-nba-top-shot-moments-class-action-lawsuit/?sh=be89ec3df3da"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreatinianow/2021/05/17/no-slam-dunk-for-plaintiffs-in-nba-top-shot-moments-class-action-lawsuit/?sh=be89ec3df3da</a> ... Read more

21 May 2021

40 MINS

40:13

21 May 2021


#249

Bitcoin vs. the Petrodollar: Which Is More Environmentally Friendly? - Ep.238

Last week, Tesla announced they will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for vehicles. In a timely episode, Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation, and James McGinniss, CEO and co-founder of David Energy, come onto the show to discuss Bitcoin, the petrodollar, and how to contextualize the energy usage of the first cryptocurrency (BTC) versus the leading fiat currency (USD). Show highlights: ---their backgrounds and how they became interested in the intersection of currency and energy usage ---why Alex and James really think Tesla stopped accepting BTC as payment ---why James thinks Bitcoin’s energy intensity is a “feature, not a bug”  ---Alex on the history of the petrodollar and how the USD in recent decades has been tied to fossil fuel production ---comparing the carbon cost of a dollar to Bitcoin’s energy consumption ---what both James and Alex think of the Square and Ark Invest research paper saying renewable energy production could be tied with Bitcoin mining ---why measuring Bitcoin’s energy usage is difficult ---how Bitcoin mining in China is changing for the better ---how the Biden administration might impact Bitcoin ---where to find more information on Bitcoin and energy consumption   Thank you to our sponsors!   E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a>  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>  Kyber Network: <a href= "http://dmm.exchange/">Dmm.exchange </a>   Episode Links   People: ---Alex Gladstein --- ------Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/gladstein">https://twitter.com/gladstein</a> ------Human Rights Foundation: <a href= "https://hrf.org/">https://hrf.org/</a>  ---James McGinniss --- ------Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/James_McGinniss">https://twitter.com/James_McGinniss</a> ------David Energy: <a href= "https://www.davidenergy.com/">https://www.davidenergy.com/</a>    Recommended Reads: ---“Uncovering the Hidden Cost of the Petrodollar” by Alex Gladstein --- ------<a href= "https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-hidden-costs-of-the-petrodollar"> https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-hidden-costs-of-the-petrodollar</a>  ---“Think BTC is a Dirty Business? Consider the Carbon Cost of a Dollar” by Susan Su --- ------<a href= "https://susanfsu.medium.com/think-btc-is-a-dirty-business-consider-the-carbon-cost-of-a-dollar-c38122fb55c5"> https://susanfsu.medium.com/think-btc-is-a-dirty-business-consider-the-carbon-cost-of-a-dollar-c38122fb55c5</a>  ---“Bitcoin is Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future” by Square and Ark Invest --- ------<a href= "https://assets.ctfassets.net/2d5q1td6cyxq/2D2BnksJjavw4a6SUvAPwZ/c42a9e3a520b0cc3b230cda3b43eead5/BCEI_White_Paper_.pdf"> https://assets.ctfassets.net/2d5q1td6cyxq/2D2BnksJjavw4a6SUvAPwZ/c42a9e3a520b0cc3b230cda3b43eead5/BCEI_White_Paper_.pdf</a>  ---Elisabeth Steyn thread on Tesla and energy credits --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Elisabeth_Steyn/status/1392799067986554880"> https://twitter.com/Elisabeth_Steyn/status/1392799067986554880</a> ---“Tesla seeks entry into U.S. renewable fuel credit market” by Reuters --- ------<a href= "https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/exclusive-tesla-seeks-entry-into-us-renewable-fuel-credit-market-sources-2021-05-12/"> https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/exclusive-tesla-seeks-entry-into-us-renewable-fuel-credit-market-sources-2021-05-12/</a> ---“Debt” by David Graeber --- ------<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Debt-First-5-000-Years/dp/1612191290"> https://www.amazon.com/Debt-First-5-000-Years/dp/1612191290</a>  ---Others: --- ------Bitcoin energy consumption index ------ ---------<a href= "https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption/">https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption/</a> ------Cambridge study on cryptoassets ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-ccaf-3rd-global-cryptoasset-benchmarking-study.pdf"> https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-ccaf-3rd-global-cryptoasset-benchmarking-study.pdf</a> ------Triffin Dilemma ------ ---------<a href= "https://dailyreckoning.com/the-triffin-dilemma/">https://dailyreckoning.com/the-triffin-dilemma/</a>   Alex Gladstein’s Recommended Follows: ---Nic Carter ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/nic__carter">https://twitter.com/nic__carter</a> ---Lyn Alden ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact">https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact</a> ---Susan Su ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/susanfsu">https://twitter.com/susanfsu</a> ---Luke Gromen ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/LukeGromen">https://twitter.com/LukeGromen</a> ---Michael Hudson ------<a style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href= "https://twitter.com/michaelwhudson">https://twitter.com/michaelwhudson</a> ... 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18 May 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:30

18 May 2021


#248

Unconfirmed: How Elon Musk Pushed DOGE Up and BTC Down, With Arca's Jeff Dorman - Ep.237

Jeff Dorman, the chief investment officer at Arca, comes on the show to give a macro perspective on the crypto environment. In this episode, he discusses: ---how economic data and real-world events have affected digital assets ---how Jeff classifies the different types of assets within crypto ---what market forces have pushed ETH to new all-time highs above $4k ---whether EIP 1559 will have the same effect on ether price as the Bitcoin halving has on BTC price ---what is happening with Dogecoin and other meme-coins ---why the market’s reaction to Tesla’s halt of BTC vehicle purchases was healthy ---whether environmental concerns surrounding Bitcoin will have long-term consequences on crypto as an asset class   Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</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>    NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links   Jeff Dorman ---Twitter --- ------ <a href= "https://twitter.com/jdorman81">https://twitter.com/jdorman81</a> ---Arca --- ------<a href= "https://www.ar.ca/">https://www.ar.ca/</a> ---Blog post titled “How Economic Data Affects Digital Assets” --- ------<a href= "https://www.ar.ca/blog/crypto-market-recap-05-10-21">https://www.ar.ca/blog/crypto-market-recap-05-10-21</a>  ---Blog post titled “The Four Types of Digital Assets” --- ------<a href= "https://www.ar.ca/blog/crypto-market-recap-06-29-20">https://www.ar.ca/blog/crypto-market-recap-06-29-20</a>    Miscellaneous Links ---Dogecoin SNL clip --- ------<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5RCfQyTDFI">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5RCfQyTDFI</a> ---SHIB token + dog meme-coins --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/70587/shiba-inu-shib-what-why-price-dogecoin"> https://decrypt.co/70587/shiba-inu-shib-what-why-price-dogecoin</a> ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/104676/vitalik-buterin-donates-more-than-60m-to-charity-after-selling-meme-tokens-including-shiba-inu"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/104676/vitalik-buterin-donates-more-than-60m-to-charity-after-selling-meme-tokens-including-shiba-inu</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1392533724814876680/photo/1"> https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1392533724814876680/photo/1</a>  ---Nic Carter on Bitcoin mining --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/the-last-word-on-bitcoins-energy-consumption"> https://www.coindesk.com/the-last-word-on-bitcoins-energy-consumption</a> ---Tesla’s announcement on halting BTC vehicle purchases --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1392602041025843203"> https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1392602041025843203</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-an-elon-tweet-sent-bitcoin-below-50k/   ... Read more

14 May 2021

38 MINS

38:10

14 May 2021


#247

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla on How to Avoid Another GameStop - Ep.236

In this discussion I moderated for Paxos, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla discuss GameStop, the broken traditional financial infrastructure, and how blockchain technology may change the future of settlements. Show highlights:   ---why Robinhood stopped trading on GameStop and AMC stock earlier this year ---what both Charles and Vlad think the feasibility of T+0 settlements versus Citadel’s and the DTCC’s aim of T+1 settlements  ---how the GameStop scenario would have been different in a T+0 environment  ---what it would look like if certain markets used T+0 settlements while others still settled on T+1 ---why Robinhood decided to add crypto back in early 2018 ---how Robinhood’s crypto operations work on the back end ---why Robinhood does not allow users to move crypto off-platform ---whether securities trading or crypto will be a larger portion of both Paxos’ and Robinhood’s business model ---what Paxos and Robinhood have planned for the near future   Thank you to our sponsors! E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a>  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>   Kyber Network: <a href= "http://dmm.exchange/">Dmm.exchange</a>     Episode Links:   People:   Charles Cascarilla   Linkedin <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlescascarilla/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlescascarilla/</a>  Coindesk Profile <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/charles-cascarilla-most-influential-2020"> https://www.coindesk.com/charles-cascarilla-most-influential-2020</a>  Previous interview with Laura <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/chad-cascarilla-on-paxoss-partnership-with-paypal/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/chad-cascarilla-on-paxoss-partnership-with-paypal/</a>  Blog post on the GameStop saga  <a href= "https://www.paxos.com/what-lehman-brothers-gamestop-and-the-next-financial-crisis-have-in-common/"> https://www.paxos.com/what-lehman-brothers-gamestop-and-the-next-financial-crisis-have-in-common/</a>    Vlad Tenev   Twitter [https://twitter.com/vladtenev] (https://twitter.com/vladtenev)   CNN Article <a href= "https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/investing/robinhood-gamestop-vlad-tenev/index.html"> https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/investing/robinhood-gamestop-vlad-tenev/index.html</a>  Tweet Thread on T+2 <a href= "https://twitter.com/vladtenev/status/1356687248746455041"> https://twitter.com/vladtenev/status/1356687248746455041</a>    Companies: Paxos Twitter [https://twitter.com/PaxosGlobal] (https://twitter.com/PaxosGlobal)   Paxos Settlement Service [https://www.paxos.com/securities/] (https://www.paxos.com/securities/) <a href= "https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-paxos/paxos-to-launch-settlement-of-u-s-listed-equities-after-secs-no-action-letter-idUSKBN1X727M"> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-paxos/paxos-to-launch-settlement-of-u-s-listed-equities-after-secs-no-action-letter-idUSKBN1X727M</a>   Wall Street Journal write-up <a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/blockchain-makes-inroads-into-the-stock-markets-1-trillion-plumbing-system-11573131600"> https://www.wsj.com/articles/blockchain-makes-inroads-into-the-stock-markets-1-trillion-plumbing-system-11573131600</a>    Robinhood   Twitter [https://twitter.com/RobinhoodApp] (https://twitter.com/RobinhoodApp) Robinhood Crypto [https://robinhood.com/us/en/about/crypto/] (https://robinhood.com/us/en/about/crypto/) Public offering <a href= "https://blog.robinhood.com/news/2021/3/23/robinhood-markets-inc-confidentially-submits-draft-registration-statement"> https://blog.robinhood.com/news/2021/3/23/robinhood-markets-inc-confidentially-submits-draft-registration-statement</a>    Miscellaneous Links   Citadel on settlements <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/95326/citadel-robinhood-shorter-settlements-congress"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/95326/citadel-robinhood-shorter-settlements-congress</a> DTCC on settlements <a href= "https://www.dtcc.com/news/2021/february/24/dtcc-proposes-approach-to-shortening-us-settlement-cycle-to-t1-within-two-years"> https://www.dtcc.com/news/2021/february/24/dtcc-proposes-approach-to-shortening-us-settlement-cycle-to-t1-within-two-years</a>    Other:   Caitlin Long Unchained episode: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/caitlin-long-why-avanti-will-be-a-new-kind-of-crypto-bank/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/caitlin-long-why-avanti-will-be-a-new-kind-of-crypto-bank/</a>    ... Read more

11 May 2021

50 MINS

50:11

11 May 2021


#246

Unconfirmed: Should NYC’s Pension Funds Invest in Crypto? This Comptroller Candidate Says Yes - Ep.2...

Reshma Patel, a Democratic candidate for New York City’s Comptroller position, talks about her “future proof” plan for the city, which centers on investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In this episode, she discusses: ---what duties the New York City Controller performs ---how Reshma thinks crypto and blockchain tech can help New York City, which she calls her “future proof” plan ---how a city comptroller would go about investing 1%-3% of the city’s pension funds into crypto ---what type of crypto investment vehicles would be appropriate for the city to invest in  ---why Reshma became interested in crypto in the first place  ---what sort of real-world issues blockchain technology could solve in NYC, particularly in its procurement system ---whether Reshma envisions an NYC blockchain solution for its procurement system being on a private or public blockchain  ---how the Comptroller could influence the state of New York to make the BitLicense more accessible for entrepreneurs  ---why NYC must compete in the blockchain/crypto space with Miami and Wyoming  ---how crypto could help NYC recover post-COVID  ---what comes next for Reshma’s campaign and why she is not allowed to receive crypto donations    Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</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>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links   Reshma Patel ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/reshmapatelnyc?lang=en">https://twitter.com/reshmapatelnyc?lang=en</a>  ---Blockchain campaign: <a href= "https://www.reshma2021.com/blockchain">https://www.reshma2021.com/blockchain</a>  ---CoinDesk profile: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/city-comptroller-candidate-says-blockchain-is-in-new-yorks-future"> https://www.coindesk.com/city-comptroller-candidate-says-blockchain-is-in-new-yorks-future</a>  ---The Block article: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/102122/candidate-nyc-comptroller-crypto-blockchain"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/102122/candidate-nyc-comptroller-crypto-blockchain</a> Miscellaneous Links ---BitLicense --- ------<a href= "https://ciphertrace.com/new-york-bitlicense/">https://ciphertrace.com/new-york-bitlicense/</a> ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/bitlicense-timeline">https://www.coindesk.com/bitlicense-timeline</a>  ---Duties of NYC Comptroller --- ------<a href= "https://comptroller.nyc.gov/about/duties-of-the-comptroller/"> https://comptroller.nyc.gov/about/duties-of-the-comptroller/</a>  Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/doge-up-13000-ytd/">https://unchainedpodcast.com/doge-up-13000-ytd/</a> ... Read more

07 May 2021

32 MINS

32:34

07 May 2021


#245

Crypto's Gender Disparity: What Can Be Done About It? 4 Women Weigh In - Ep.234

Crypto sits at the intersection of two male-dominated industries: tech and finance. I was asked to moderate a panel for the Amber Group with four leading women in crypto to discuss the role of gender in the crypto industry and what can be done to bring more women into the space. Panelists include Mia Deng, partner at Dragonfly Capital; Amy Zhang, vice president of sales at Fireblocks; Alexis Gauba, cofounder at Opyn; and Annabelle Huang, partner at Amber Group. Show highlights: ---how each panelist got into crypto, what it is they do, and which company they work for ---why women have been somewhat reluctant to speak on crypto gender disparity in public ---what the main obstacles to bringing about better gender diversity in crypto ---whether the crypto space is harder to break into than traditional finance for women ---how gender issues in the U.S. are different than in Asia ---why more women have begun trading cryptocurrencies and how to increase that interest ---which crypto explanations are most effective for female friends ---why there are so few female crypto co-founders ---good hiring practices for bringing more women into the space ---advice for women trying to break into crypto    Thank you to our sponsors! E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a>  [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2</a>  Kyber Network: <a href= "http://dmm.exchange/">Dmm.exchange</a>    Episode Links   Panelists Mia Deng ---Crypto career --- ------cofounder at TR Lab ---- NFT Platform (2021) ------partner at <a href= "https://medium.com/dragonfly-research">Dragonfly Capital</a> - <a href= "https://medium.com/dragonfly-research">https://medium.com/dragonfly-research</a>  ------Head of biz Development + Venture partner @ Amber Group - <a href= "https://www.ambergroup.io/about">https://www.ambergroup.io/about</a>  ---Social link --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/miagegedeng?lang=en">https://twitter.com/miagegedeng?lang=en</a>   Amy Zhang ---Crypto career --- ------vice president of sales at Fireblocks - [https://www.fireblocks.com/] (https://www.fireblocks.com/)   ------head of sales/investor relations at Diginex - [https://www.diginex.com/] (https://www.diginex.com/)   ---Social link --- ------<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyzwzhang/?originalSubdomain=hk"> https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyzwzhang/?originalSubdomain=hk</a>    Alexis Gauba ---Crypto career --- ------cofounder at Opyn - <a href= "https://www.opyn.co/#/">https://www.opyn.co/#/</a>  ------cofounder at she256 - <a href= "https://she256.org/">https://she256.org/</a>  ---Social link --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/AlexisGauba">https://twitter.com/AlexisGauba</a>   Annabelle Huang ---Crypto career --- ------partner at Amber Group  - <a href= "https://www.ambergroup.io/about">https://www.ambergroup.io/about</a>  ------founding member at KeeperDAO - <a href= "https://twitter.com/Keeper_DAO">https://twitter.com/Keeper_DAO</a>  ------risk lead at AirSwap - <a href= "https://www.airswap.io/">https://www.airswap.io/</a>  ---Social Link <a href= "https://twitter.com/_annabellehuang?lang=en">https://twitter.com/_annabellehuang?lang=en</a> ... Read more

04 May 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:40

04 May 2021


#244

Unconfirmed: How MetaMask Grew Its Monthly Active Users By 5X in the Last 6 Months - Ep.233

Dan Finlay, co-founder of MetaMask, talks about the meteoric growth of monthly active users of the crypto wallet, which has quintupled in the past seven months. In this episode, he discusses: ---which crypto use case drove MetaMask’s active user base to grow 5x in under a year ---what types of scaling solutions are drawing users to MetaMask ---how MetaMask works ---what kind of customers are using MetaMask  ---how MetaMask has grown without targeted marketing  ---whether the type of crypto usage in developing nations differed from developed nations ---which feature MetaMask released in 2020 that is bringing in revenue ---what pivotal moments in crypto over the past six years have brought new users to MetaMask ---why scalability and security are the most important challenges facing MetaMask in the short term  ---how MetaMask is trying to make online wallets more secure  ---how much volume users have traded via MetaMask's new swap feature  ---what new features are coming up for MetaMask wallets    Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>  InterPop: <a href= "https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop"> https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop</a>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links MetaMask Dan Finlay: <a href= "https://twitter.com/danfinlay">https://twitter.com/danfinlay</a> MetaMask: <a href= "https://metamask.io/">https://metamask.io/</a> $5 Million Monthly Active Users: <a href= "https://consensys.net/blog/metamask/metamask-surpasses-5-million-monthly-active-users/"> https://consensys.net/blog/metamask/metamask-surpasses-5-million-monthly-active-users/</a> MetaMask in Emerging Markets: <a href= "https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1387114770923466755"> https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1387114770923466755</a> Filecoin in MetaMask: <a href= "https://medium.com/metamask/developer-preview-metamask-snap-for-filecoin-c28b01dfdcb"> https://medium.com/metamask/developer-preview-metamask-snap-for-filecoin-c28b01dfdcb</a>    Miscellaneous Robbie Ferguson on Unchained: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-layer-2-solution-processed-more-nft-trades-in-24-hours-than-ethereum-did-in-1-week/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-layer-2-solution-processed-more-nft-trades-in-24-hours-than-ethereum-did-in-1-week/</a> Marguerite deCourcelle on Unchained: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/all-the-ways-crypto-can-make-gaming-more-fun/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/all-the-ways-crypto-can-make-gaming-more-fun/</a> Charles Cascarilla + Vlad Tenev conversation: <a href= "https://t.co/2AG0y5j36B?amp=1">https://t.co/2AG0y5j36B?amp=1</a>   Link to the Crypto News Recap: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/a-bitcoin-standard/">https://unchainedpodcast.com/a-bitcoin-standard/</a>   ... Read more

30 Apr 2021

38 MINS

38:09

30 Apr 2021


#243

How NFT Platform OpenSea Plans to Maintain Its Competitive Advantage - Ep.232

Devin Finzer, co-founder and CEO of NFT marketplace OpenSea, talks all things non-fungible. Check out the whole show to hear Devin answer the following questions:   First Half: Breaking Down NFTs ---Why did he become so interested in NFTs ?  ---What is an NFT? Why have NFTs become so popular recently?  ---Who is creating NFTs? Who is purchasing NFTs?  ---Are we in an NFT bubble?  ---How is the NFT ecosystem going to evolve over the next few years?  ---What are people purchasing when they buy an NFT?    Second Half: OpenSea Q+A ---What is OpenSea?  ---How will OpenSea maintain its competitive advantage in the open-source blockchain ecosystem?  ---How does OpenSea make money?  ---Are artists making money on OpenSea?  ---How is OpenSea planning on integrating with layer 2 solutions on Ethereum and other blockchains?  ---How do royalties work on OpenSea? Why are they hard to enforce?  ---What can be done about content being minted on OpenSea without an artist’s permission?  ---What issues in the NFT world still need to be resolved?  ---How is OpenSea handling the environmental concerns surrounding NFTs?  ---What’s next for OpenSea?    Thank you to our sponsors! E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a> [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2 </a> Kyber Network: <a href= "http://dmm.exchange/">Dmm.exchange</a>   Episode Links   Basic Links ---Devin’s Twitter --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/dfinzer?lang=en">https://twitter.com/dfinzer?lang=en</a>  ---OpenSea --- ------<a href= "https://opensea.io/">https://opensea.io/</a>    Devin Finzer Content ---Podcast appearances --- ------<a href= "https://www.owltail.com/people/YzIoa-devin-finzer/appearances"> https://www.owltail.com/people/YzIoa-devin-finzer/appearances</a>  ---The NFT Bible --- ------<a href= "https://opensea.io/blog/guides/non-fungible-tokens/">https://opensea.io/blog/guides/non-fungible-tokens/</a> ---Blockchain gaming (2018) --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/the-emerging-trends-in-the-blockchain-gaming-world"> https://www.coindesk.com/the-emerging-trends-in-the-blockchain-gaming-world</a>    OpenSea ---Profiles --- ------Fortune ------ ---------<a href= "https://fortune.com/2021/03/18/nft-art-crypto-marketplace-opensea-amazon/"> https://fortune.com/2021/03/18/nft-art-crypto-marketplace-opensea-amazon/</a> ------CoinDesk 50 for 2020 (#47) ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/the-coindesk-50">https://www.coindesk.com/the-coindesk-50</a>  ---Recent announcements --- ------scaling solution w/ Immutable X (Mar 31) ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/nft-opensea-immutable-layer-2-protocol-ethereum"> https://www.coindesk.com/nft-opensea-immutable-layer-2-protocol-ethereum</a>  ---------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/65828/immutable-x-ethereum-nft-gods-unchained"> https://decrypt.co/65828/immutable-x-ethereum-nft-gods-unchained</a>  ------A16z investment (Mar 18th) ------ ---------<a href= "https://a16z.com/2021/03/18/investing-in-opensea/">https://a16z.com/2021/03/18/investing-in-opensea/</a>  ------updating terms of service (Mar 13) ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1370895902068637697"> https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1370895902068637697</a>  ------taking down the hacker NFT (Mar 9) ------ ---------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/hacker-selling-cybersecurity-exploit-nft"> https://www.coindesk.com/hacker-selling-cybersecurity-exploit-nft</a> ------unlockable content (early March) ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1366780226416631817"> https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1366780226416631817</a>  ------Tezos collab (Feb 10) ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1359519631275352064"> https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1359519631275352064</a>  ------creating NFTs for free (Dec 29) ------ ---------<a href= "https://opensea.io/blog/announcements/introducing-the-collection-manager/"> https://opensea.io/blog/announcements/introducing-the-collection-manager/</a>  ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/xanderatallah/status/1358848443356221445"> https://twitter.com/xanderatallah/status/1358848443356221445</a>  ------recent usage: ------ ---------<a href= "https://duneanalytics.com/rchen8/opensea">https://duneanalytics.com/rchen8/opensea</a> ---2018 investing round --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/ebay-cryptokitties-raises-2-million-star-vcs"> https://www.coindesk.com/ebay-cryptokitties-raises-2-million-star-vcs</a>  ------<a href= "https://opensea.io/blog/announcements/opensea-raises-2-million/"> https://opensea.io/blog/announcements/opensea-raises-2-million/</a>  Other ---Terms of service talk --- ------<a href= "https://www.reddit.com/r/opensea/comments/m12uh4/do_i_keep_the_rights_to_any_nft_i_sell_on_opensea/"> https://www.reddit.com/r/opensea/comments/m12uh4/do_i_keep_the_rights_to_any_nft_i_sell_on_opensea/</a> ---Stats --- ------<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/youngjoseph/2021/03/29/nft-market-rages-on-nfts-market-cap-grow-1785-in-2021-as-demand-explodes/?sh=2974862a7fdc"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/youngjoseph/2021/03/29/nft-market-rages-on-nfts-market-cap-grow-1785-in-2021-as-demand-explodes/?sh=2974862a7fdc</a>  ------<a href= "https://duneanalytics.com/rchen8/opensea">https://duneanalytics.com/rchen8/opensea</a> ... 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27 Apr 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:54

27 Apr 2021


#242

Unconfirmed: This Layer 2 Solution Processed More NFT Trades in 24 Hours Than Ethereum Did in 1 Week...

Robbie Ferguson, co-founder and president of Immutable, talks about how Immutable is transforming the NFT industry through its layer 2 solution, Immutable X, which just launched April 8. In this episode, he discusses:  ---what sort of problems Immutable is solving by creating a layer 2 solution (1:21) ---why scalability is especially an issue for NFTs in gaming (1:59) ---how Immutable X, built with partner Starkware, addresses the problems with scaling NFTs (3:28) ---how Immutable is scaling Ethereum and the definition of a layer 2 solution (5:46) ---the Immutable business model and how the company makes money (6:40) ---how validity proofs like ZK-rollups differ from fraud proofs like Optimistic rollups (7:52) ---how Gods Unchained has performed since the April 8th launch of Immutable X (8:27) ---why building on Ethereum is so important to Immutable (10:54) ---why Immutable is obsessed with bringing liquidity to NFTs (14:54) ---what sort of partners Immutable is looking to attract and how Immutable X is different from a traditional marketplace (18:00) ---why Immutable decided to purchase carbon credits to offset the gas the protocol consumes on Ethereum (21:33) ---what we might see from Gods Unchained, Immutable X, and NFT gaming in general by the end of this  year (23:32 ) ---weekly news recap (26:22)   Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2021</a>  InterPop: <a href= "https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop"> https://hellointerpop.io/?utm_source=Unchained&utm_medium=episode-sponsorship&utm_campaign=interpop-launch&utm_content=interpop</a>  NEAR: <a href= "https://near.org/">https://near.org</a>    Episode Links   Robbie Ferguson <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbieferguson/?originalSubdomain=au"> https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbieferguson/?originalSubdomain=au</a>   Immutable ---Twitter:  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Immutable?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> https://twitter.com/Immutable?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor</a>  ---Website for Immutable X --- ------<a href= "https://market.x.immutable.com/assets/0xacb3c6a43d15b907e8433077b6d38ae40936fe2c"> https://market.x.immutable.com/assets/0xacb3c6a43d15b907e8433077b6d38ae40936fe2c</a>  ---Layer 2 --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101092/ethereum-startup-immutable-aims-to-cut-nft-costs-with-new-layer-2-scaling-protocol"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101092/ethereum-startup-immutable-aims-to-cut-nft-costs-with-new-layer-2-scaling-protocol</a> ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100084/opensea-nft-layer-2-immutable-x"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100084/opensea-nft-layer-2-immutable-x</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1385263903450484741"> https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1385263903450484741</a>  ---Gods Unchained --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/james-ferguson-on-decentralized-gamings-next-moves"> https://www.coindesk.com/james-ferguson-on-decentralized-gamings-next-moves</a> ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/65828/immutable-x-ethereum-nft-gods-unchained"> https://decrypt.co/65828/immutable-x-ethereum-nft-gods-unchained</a> ------Previous Unconfirmed interview: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-the-hong-kong-protests-gave-a-boost-to-gods-unchained/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-the-hong-kong-protests-gave-a-boost-to-gods-unchained/</a>   Miscellaneous Links ---Hearthstone link --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/48379/gods-unchained-review-and-beginners-guide"> https://decrypt.co/48379/gods-unchained-review-and-beginners-guide</a>  ---Carbon Credits --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/immutable/status/1377099577178779659?lang=en"> https://twitter.com/immutable/status/1377099577178779659?lang=en</a>  ---StarkWare relationship --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/starkware/starkware-immutable-8896aabab4e5"> https://medium.com/starkware/starkware-immutable-8896aabab4e5</a> ------StarkWare’s recent Unchained appearance ------ ---------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/can-dydx-become-a-decentralized-bitmex-how-it-is-scaling-with-starkware/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/can-dydx-become-a-decentralized-bitmex-how-it-is-scaling-with-starkware/</a>    Link to the Crypto News Recap: [https://unchainedpodcast.com/2600-eth/] (https://unchainedpodcast.com/2600-eth/)   ... Read more

23 Apr 2021

38 MINS

38:35

23 Apr 2021


#241

Thanks, Forbes: Laura on How the Unchained Podcast Came to Be - Ep.230

In a fun change of pace, I was interviewed by the On Deck Podcaster Fellowship about the origins of Unchained pod, how my background as a journalist prepared me for podcasting, and tips for aspiring creators. Episode highlights: ---why I believe the Unchained podcast has been successful and how my penchant for asking tough questions came about (1:48) ---how my background in journalism prepared me for hosting a podcast (6:35) ---how I choose guests for the show and how they feel about being asked difficult questions (9:10) ---why I feel my background in traditional media is so important (15:46) ---whether my podcast helped me land a book deal (20:35) ---the Unchained podcast origin story (26:37) ---how I’ve brought my sense of journalistic integrity and ethics to podcasting (33:56) ---the top tips for choosing a good podcast title (41:58) ---advice for aspiring podcasters on sifting through BS answers and warming up shy guests (48:19) ---who I look up to in the podcast space (53:25) ---what future creators and podcasters from underrepresented backgrounds can learn from my experience breaking into the world of finance and technology (57:33)   Thank you to our sponsors: E&Y: <a href= "https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit">https://ey.com/globalblockchainsummit</a> [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2">https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unchainedcardearnfeb2 </a> Kyber Network: <a href= "http://dmm.exchange/">Dmm.exchange</a>   Episode Links On Deck: [https://www.beondeck.com/] (https://www.beondeck.com/)     Laura Shin: [https://twitter.com/laurashin] (https://twitter.com/laurashin)     Unchained Podcast: [https://twitter.com/Unchained_pod] (https://twitter.com/Unchained_pod) ... Read more

20 Apr 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:42

20 Apr 2021