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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.

 

#362

Did Someone Deliberately Attack Terra/Luna to Kick off a Death Spiral? - Ep.351

Jon Wu, head of growth at Aztec Network, recaps a historically chaotic week in the Terra ecosystem that saw $UST depeg, Anchor depositors flee, and $LUNA fall 99%. Show highlights: ---how $UST, $LUNA, Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), and Anchor Protocol are supposed to work ---why Jon compares the Terra blockchain with VISA, LFG with the Fed, and Do Kwon with Jerome Powell ---how a previous $UST de-peg foreshadowed this week’s dystopian price action ---how a bitcoin short seemed to have kickstarted $UST’s depeg and why Jon thinks it was a deliberate attack ---why Luna Foundation Guard originally purchased Bitcoin – and how that plan backfired and made the Terra death spiral even more violent ---why $UST had such low liquidity this week – making it more susceptible to a bank run ---what Jon’s predictions are for $UST and $LUNA going forward ---what were the reasons behind Terra halting ---why Jon does not think this will be the end of algorithmic stablecoins ---why Jon thinks this should not affect ETH directly, even though there is a high amount of staked ETH in the Terra ecosystem   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>      Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>      Episode Links   Jon Wu ---Twitter ------ https://twitter.com/jonwu_   Jon’s Write-Up on the UST Depeg ---Article: <a href= "https://www.notboring.co/p/terra-to-the-moon-and-back"> https://www.notboring.co/p/terra-to-the-moon-and-back</a>  ---Thread: <a href= "https://twitter.com/jonwu_/status/1523793482850050048?s=20&t=lvB1zdz98wu5TE5emh4fCw"> https://twitter.com/jonwu_/status/1523793482850050048?s=20&t=lvB1zdz98wu5TE5emh4fCw</a>    Previous Unchained Coverage of Terra ---Do Kwon on backing UST with BTC ------​​<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-is-backing-ust-with-bitcoin-and-heres-what-else-he-is-building/">https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-is-backing-ust-with-bitcoin-and-heres-what-else-he-is-building/</a> ---Kevin Zhou on the risk of UST’s death spiral ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/</a>    Terra: ---Terra proposal to accelerate the burn of UST and increase the base pool: <a href= "https://station.terra.money/proposal/1164">https://station.terra.money/proposal/1164</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/146254/terraform-labs-ceo-do-kwon-unveils-plan-to-restore-ust-peg"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/146254/terraform-labs-ceo-do-kwon-unveils-plan-to-restore-ust-peg</a> ---Terra halting the network: <a href= "https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1524785058296778752?s=20&t=FUJkFuN8PyxRoF9TCPgrGg"> https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1524785058296778752?s=20&t=FUJkFuN8PyxRoF9TCPgrGg</a> ---Terra going live again: <a href= "https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1524812171179327488?s=20&t=FUJkFuN8PyxRoF9TCPgrGg"> https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1524812171179327488?s=20&t=FUJkFuN8PyxRoF9TCPgrGg</a> ---Regulatory risks: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/146426/the-sec-has-already-sued-terraform-labs-it-has-every-reason-to-investigate-ust-lawyers-say"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/146426/the-sec-has-already-sued-terraform-labs-it-has-every-reason-to-investigate-ust-lawyers-say</a>    Other Recaps on Terra:  ---CoinDesk on how Do Kwon was behind previous algorithmic stablecoin: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/05/11/usts-do-kwon-was-behind-earlier-failed-stablecoin-ex-terra-colleagues-say/"> https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/05/11/usts-do-kwon-was-behind-earlier-failed-stablecoin-ex-terra-colleagues-say/</a>  ---Rekt: <a href= "https://rekt.news/luna-rekt/">https://rekt.news/luna-rekt/</a> ... Read more

13 May 2022

48 MINS

48:20

13 May 2022


#361

Will Optimism's OP Token Draw People Back to Layer 2s on Ethereum? - Ep.350

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Ben Jones, cofounder and chief scientist at Optimism Foundation, discuss the current state of Ethereum Layer 2s, Optimism’s new governance structure, why Synthetix chose to build on Optimism, and more. Show topics: 1--what Optimism and Synthetix are 2--how zero-knowledge rollups differ from optimistic rollups 3--why Synthetix decided to build on Optimism 4--what makes L2s more enticing to build on than other L1s 5--how Optimism’s governance is going to change with the launch of the Optimism Collective and OP token 6--what issues Synthetix has had with Discord governance and early token voting, and how they have now solved this by forcing users to consolidate wallet addresses 7--what retroactive public goods funding is and how it could create a “flywheel” of development on Optimism 8--why whales might be excluded from Optimism’s token grant to Synthetix 9--why Ben thinks the future is about the “superchain” rather than multi-chain  10-what Kain and Ben think about bridging between L2s and Mainnet 11-why Optimism is a staunch backer of EIP 4844 12-how the merge could affect Optimism and Synthetix Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>      Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>    Episode Links   Guests ---Ben Jones: <a href= "https://twitter.com/ben_chain">https://twitter.com/ben_chain</a> ---Kain Warwick: <a href= "https://twitter.com/kaiynne">https://twitter.com/kaiynne</a>    Synthetix ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/synthetix_io">https://twitter.com/synthetix_io</a>   Optimism ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/optimismPBC">https://twitter.com/optimismPBC</a>    Optimism Collective ---<a href= "https://optimism.mirror.xyz/gQWKlrDqHzdKPsB1iUnI-cVN3v0NvsWnazK7ajlt1fI"> https://optimism.mirror.xyz/gQWKlrDqHzdKPsB1iUnI-cVN3v0NvsWnazK7ajlt1fI</a>    Synthetix Launching on Optimism ---<a href= "https://blog.synthetix.io/optimism-launch-announcement/"> https://blog.synthetix.io/optimism-launch-announcement/</a>    Synthetix Governance ---<a href= "https://docs.synthetix.io/governance/">https://docs.synthetix.io/governance/</a>    Kain’s Blog ---<a href= "https://blog.synthetix.io/author/kain/">https://blog.synthetix.io/author/kain/</a>    Rollups ---What are the biggest risks to optimistic rollup chains? --- ------<a href= "https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/05/rollup.html#:~:text=Anatomy%20of%20a%20fraud%20proof"> https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/05/rollup.html#:~:text=Anatomy%20of%20a%20fraud%20proof</a>  ---What is the difference between optimistic and ZK rollups? And why did Synthetix choose Optimism? --- ------<a href= "https://blog.matter-labs.io/optimistic-vs-zk-rollup-deep-dive-ea141e71e075"> https://blog.matter-labs.io/optimistic-vs-zk-rollup-deep-dive-ea141e71e075</a>    EIP 4844 ---<a href= "https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-4844">https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-4844</a> ---<a href= "https://www.eip4844.com/">https://www.eip4844.com/</a>   The Merge ---<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereums-merge-was-delayed-and-why-it-wont-reduce-gas-fees-much/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereums-merge-was-delayed-and-why-it-wont-reduce-gas-fees-much/</a>    Kain’s previous Unchained appearances ---Ethereum killers episode --- ------<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> ---How Synthetix became the second-largest DeFi platform --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-synthetix-became-the-second-largest-defi-platform/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-synthetix-became-the-second-largest-defi-platform/</a> ---DeFi summer --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-comp-5xed-on-day-1-and-what-this-means-for-a-defi-bull-market/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-comp-5xed-on-day-1-and-what-this-means-for-a-defi-bull-market/</a>    Optimism’s Bridging Solution ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1517548430297604096"> https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1517548430297604096</a>  ... Read more

10 May 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:16

10 May 2022


#360

Should Yuga Labs Have Charged More For Its Otherside NFTs? - Ep.349

Eric Golden, the owner of BAYC #7560 and host of Web3 Breakdowns, discusses the Otherdeed NFT drop that stalled Ethereum and burned over $150 million worth of ether. Show topics: ---what the Otherdeed mint is  ---Why Yuga Labs had buyers undergo a know-your-customer process in order to mint the NFTs ---why Eric was pretty certain a gas war was imminent in the hours leading up to the mint ---how KYC’d addresses played into the Otherdeed mint ---what Eric thought about Yuga Labs’s decision to scrap a Dutch auction in favor of a flat minting price ---why Eric does not believe Yuga Labs purposefully botched their smart contract, as many in the Ethereum community alleged ---why Eric was frustrated with Yuga Labs’s response on Twitter to the mint  ---why Eric does not think Otherside needs its own chain ---what effect the Otherdeed mint is having on other Yuga Labs-adjacent assets like ApeCoin and Bored Ape Yacht Club ---what Kodas are and why they are trading for tens of thousands of dollars ---why Eric is confident that Yuga Labs is well-positioned to follow through on their promises to build out a metaverse game Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>      Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>      Episode Links   Eric Golden ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/ericgoldenx">https://twitter.com/ericgoldenx</a>   Otherside ---<a href= "https://otherside.xyz/">https://otherside.xyz/</a>   Otherdeed License ---​​<a href= "https://otherside.xyz/license">https://otherside.xyz/license</a> ---Punk6529 thread: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1520697396119879680"> https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1520697396119879680</a>  ---CryptoGarga saying at least one term in the license would be changed:  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/CryptoGarga/status/1520818410149617666"> https://twitter.com/CryptoGarga/status/1520818410149617666</a>    Otherdeed ---Yuga Labs’ response to the sale: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1520612362986078208"> https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1520612362986078208</a>  ---NFTs: <a href= "https://opensea.io/collection/otherdeed">https://opensea.io/collection/otherdeed</a>  ---Canceling the Dutch auction --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144298/yuga-labss-otherside-scraps-dutch-style-auction-for-nft-sale"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144298/yuga-labss-otherside-scraps-dutch-style-auction-for-nft-sale</a>  ---0xcrumbs’s tweet showing there was more demand than supply: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/0xCrumbs/status/1520559050592817152?s=20&t=ngPe9YzByzwJbMa_N1hThw"> https://twitter.com/0xCrumbs/status/1520559050592817152?s=20&t=ngPe9YzByzwJbMa_N1hThw</a> ---CoinDesk coverage: --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/01/bayc-team-raises-285m-with-otherside-nfts-clogs-ethereum/"> https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/01/bayc-team-raises-285m-with-otherside-nfts-clogs-ethereum/</a> ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/05/04/the-yuga-labs-catastrophe-could-have-been-prevented/"> https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/05/04/the-yuga-labs-catastrophe-could-have-been-prevented/</a>    Smart Contract Conversation ---Will Papper: <a href= "https://twitter.com/WillPapper/status/1520592312379658241"> https://twitter.com/WillPapper/status/1520592312379658241</a> ---Vitalik Buterin:  ​<a href= "https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1520621813209784321">https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1520621813209784321</a>    Kodas ---<a href= "https://medium.com/@jseid212/koda-rarity-ranking-the-newest-creatures-in-the-yuga-lab-ecosystem-9e6adba0ab68"> https://medium.com/@jseid212/koda-rarity-ranking-the-newest-creatures-in-the-yuga-lab-ecosystem-9e6adba0ab68</a>  ... Read more

06 May 2022

38 MINS

38:13

06 May 2022


#359

The Chopping Block: Did Andre Cronje Pull an Epic Crypto Rug Pull? - Ep.348

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Robert Leshner, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Andre Cronje, the recently retired (sort of) DeFi developer, also joined the conversation. Show topics: ---why being doxxed led to Andre retiring (sort of) from crypto ---Andre’s response to Robert who calledl his departure from DeFi “an epic rug pull”  ---why Andre is back – and why he is working on “regulated” crypto products ---how the Otherside KYC’d NFT drop was an “absolute fail” ---where identity fits into the crypto space and why traditional and DeFi institutions alike are interested in the identity of their users ---Dalle 2 ---why the Bored Ape community likely sees the Yuga Labs Otherdeed NFT sale as a turning point ---why Robert would compare buying a BAYC NFT last year to purchasing BTC in 2010 ---main takeaways from Solana’s seven-hour outage and why designing a mempool (or multiple) is critical for the chain ---    Hosts   ---Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/hosseeb">https://twitter.com/hosseeb</a> ---Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt">https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt</a> ---Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tarunchitra">https://twitter.com/tarunchitra</a>  ---Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/rleshner">https://twitter.com/rleshner</a>    Guest ---Andre Cronje, DeFi OG --- ------<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-cronje">https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-cronje</a>    Show Topics   ---Andre Cronje’s Retirement --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-defi-og-is-leaving-crypto/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-defi-og-is-leaving-crypto/</a> ---Andre Cronje’s return to regulated crypto --- ------<a href= "https://andrecronje.medium.com/crypto-regulation-vs-regulated-crypto-aae56b36dcd8"> https://andrecronje.medium.com/crypto-regulation-vs-regulated-crypto-aae56b36dcd8</a>  ---Solana outage  --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144639/solana-restarted-after-seven-hour-outage-caused-by-surge-of-transactions"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144639/solana-restarted-after-seven-hour-outage-caused-by-surge-of-transactions</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/0xEdgar/status/1521188981538537472"> https://twitter.com/0xEdgar/status/1521188981538537472</a> ------<a href= "https://github.com/metaplex-foundation/metaplex-program-library/pull/417"> https://github.com/metaplex-foundation/metaplex-program-library/pull/417</a> ---Yuga Labs rakes in $317MM from the sale of Otherside land NFTs and causes huge congestion on Ethereum. --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144549/otherside-land-nfts-sell-out-in-hours-as-yuga-labs-rakes-in-317-million"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144549/otherside-land-nfts-sell-out-in-hours-as-yuga-labs-rakes-in-317-million</a> ... Read more

05 May 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:35

05 May 2022


#358

RAC and David Greenstein on Why Music NFTs Are Better Than Spotify - Ep.347

André Allen Anjos, who is better known as the crypto-friendly artist RAC, and David Greenstein, co-founder of Sound.xyz, a web3 music platform, analyze the current state of the web3 music scene and discuss how artists can leverage web3 tools to get paid at fair market value for their art.  Show highlights: RAC’s experience in the traditional music industry why David believes music is the most undervalued sector in the world – and how Sound and crypto can help value it correctly the different types of NFTs with which musicians like RAC are experimenting what Sound.xyz is and how it is helping artists unlock their fanbase and community why David is so passionate about creating a social experience when it comes to music NFTs Sound.xyz’s decision to allow artists to deploy their own smart contracts what RAC has made in NFT drops compared to Spotify streams why Sound.xyz was built with “editions” as the most common format for NFTs sold on the platform what makes blockchain technology well-suited for the music industry RAC’s crypto adventures: $TAPE, $RAC, and more … how the famous “Amen Break” sample would work as an NFT what artists will be measured by in the NFT world   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>      Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>    Episode Links   David Greenstein LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgreenstein/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgreenstein/</a> Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/dgreenstein1?lang=en">https://twitter.com/dgreenstein1?lang=en</a> RAC Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/RAC">https://twitter.com/RAC</a> Website: <a href= "https://rac.fm/">https://rac.fm/</a> Crypto Adventures RAC Token <a href= "https://etherscan.io/address/0xc22b30e4cce6b78aaaadae91e44e73593929a3e9"> https://etherscan.io/address/0xc22b30e4cce6b78aaaadae91e44e73593929a3e9</a> <a href= "https://v2.info.uniswap.org/pair/0xf744417d0a5fd18b5b18726ce1b48f931dfa32ea"> https://v2.info.uniswap.org/pair/0xf744417d0a5fd18b5b18726ce1b48f931dfa32ea</a> <a href= "https://blog.ourzora.com/home/introducing-rac">https://blog.ourzora.com/home/introducing-rac</a> <a href= "https://www.billboard.com/pro/rac-nfts-social-token-platform-racos-web3/"> https://www.billboard.com/pro/rac-nfts-social-token-platform-racos-web3/</a> Music NFTs (w/ Sound.xyz embeds) [https://rac.fm/nfts] (https://rac.fm/nfts) Discord [https://discord.com/invite/rac] (https://discord.com/invite/rac) Tokenized cassette tape <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/64760/ethereum-tokenized-cassette-dj-rac-zora-grammy"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/64760/ethereum-tokenized-cassette-dj-rac-zora-grammy</a> Sound.xyz Website [https://www.sound.xyz/] (https://www.sound.xyz/) FAQs <a href= "https://soundxyz.notion.site/soundxyz/Frequently-Asked-Questions-1-0e39e44edccb42f8b3c3ca5d93c703a9"> https://soundxyz.notion.site/soundxyz/Frequently-Asked-Questions-1-0e39e44edccb42f8b3c3ca5d93c703a9</a> Recent raise <a href= "https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/15/sound-xyz-raises-5m-from-a16z-to-explore-how-web3-can-upend-the-economics-of-the-music-business/"> https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/15/sound-xyz-raises-5m-from-a16z-to-explore-how-web3-can-upend-the-economics-of-the-music-business/</a> Recent drops that are fun Bored Ape Yacht Club Band [https://www.sound.xyz/boredbrothers/drip] (https://www.sound.xyz/boredbrothers/drip) Snoop Dogg <a href= "https://twitter.com/soundxyz_/status/1516896676077744128"> https://twitter.com/soundxyz_/status/1516896676077744128</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/SnoopDogg/status/1516481234464960513"> https://twitter.com/SnoopDogg/status/1516481234464960513</a> Music NFT Content Good overview: <a href= "https://momentranks.com/blog/music-nfts-explained-transforming-music-sales"> https://momentranks.com/blog/music-nfts-explained-transforming-music-sales</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/MonsterDaoNFT/status/1517164757534580736"> https://twitter.com/MonsterDaoNFT/status/1517164757534580736</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/fascinated/status/1516539250661117966"> https://twitter.com/fascinated/status/1516539250661117966</a> Cooper Turley Content Weekly blog [https://thisweekinmusicnfts.mirror.xyz/] (https://thisweekinmusicnfts.mirror.xyz/) Music NFT tweets <a href= "https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1516598888114831360"> https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1516598888114831360</a> <a href= "https://coopahtroopa-eth.medium.com/musicians-meet-audio-nfts-aa495cfd2996"> https://coopahtroopa-eth.medium.com/musicians-meet-audio-nfts-aa495cfd2996</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1460062843244408833"> https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1460062843244408833</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1469789186131587073"> https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1469789186131587073</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1475609928865705988"> https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1475609928865705988</a> RAC Content: ETH royalties compared to Spotify <a href= "https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1516578113634725890">https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1516578113634725890</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1517168623772602368">https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1517168623772602368</a> RollingStone profile <a href= "https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/rac-future-25-1179443/"> https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/rac-future-25-1179443/</a> Likes the 1/100 NFT drop <a href= "https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1516178179886510083">https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1516178179886510083</a> Coinbase listing of RAC? <a href= "https://blog.coinbase.com/increasing-transparency-for-new-asset-listings-on-coinbase-e06f2edb095e"> https://blog.coinbase.com/increasing-transparency-for-new-asset-listings-on-coinbase-e06f2edb095e</a> How the Sinners drop would have worked over time <a href= "https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1512560530761809921">https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1512560530761809921</a> Thoughts on music NFT metrics <a href= "https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1509213081594855425">https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1509213081594855425</a> Royal [https://twitter.com/join_royal] (https://twitter.com/join_royal) Jesse Walden write-up on Sound.xyz <a href= "https://twitter.com/jessewldn/status/1471148257892044812"> https://twitter.com/jessewldn/status/1471148257892044812</a>   ... 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03 May 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:28

03 May 2022


#357

FTX Wants to Compete With CME -- Here's Why It's a Big Deal - Ep.346

Chris Perkins, president of CoinFund, a web3 investment firm, discusses his experience at the Crypto Bahamas conference before diving into an <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> proposal that would allow for direct trading of crypto derivatives in the US – which appears to be rocking the boat of certain regulators in D.C. Show topics: ---Chris’s two biggest takeaways from his Crypto Bahamas experience ---how Chris’s experience at Lehman Brothers and Citi prepared him for crypto  ---what issues arise via the plumbing of traditional financial markets ---why centralized intermediaries make derivatives trading efficient ---what <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> is proposing and how it could be a boon for retail traders ---how crypto settlement would work compared to the current batch trading method ---why the acquisition of LedgerX enabled [FTX.US] (http://ftx.us/) to make this proposal ---what license <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> feels like it no longer needs since it can settle derivative transactions on a blockchain ---whether <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> would expand to other derivatives and what that might do to an entity like CME ---what Chris is listening for in the CFTC’s public discussion surrounding <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a>’s proposal  ---whether <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a>’s proposal will be a partisan issue Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>      Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>  Galaxis: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz/</a>    Episode Links   Chris Perkins ---LinkedIn:  --- ------​​<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-perkins-092569a/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-perkins-092569a/</a> ---Twitter:  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/perkinscr97">https://twitter.com/perkinscr97</a>  ---CoinFund:  --- ------​​<a href= "https://twitter.com/coinfund_io">https://twitter.com/coinfund_io</a>    Coverage of the <a href= "http://ftx.us/">FTX.US</a> Proposal ---Bloomberg: <a href= "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-21/crypto-billionaire-rankles-wall-street-with-futures-trading-plan?sref=m9L277rN"> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-21/crypto-billionaire-rankles-wall-street-with-futures-trading-plan?sref=m9L277rN</a>  ---Forbes: --- ------<a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2022/04/27/the-ftx-us-proposal-that-shook-congress-and-the-crypto-derivatives-world/"> https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2022/04/27/the-ftx-us-proposal-that-shook-congress-and-the-crypto-derivatives-world/</a> ---The Block: --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/143792/as-it-weighs-ftx-proposal-cftc-announces-a-roundtable-on-disintermediation"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/143792/as-it-weighs-ftx-proposal-cftc-announces-a-roundtable-on-disintermediation</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137304/cftc-opens-up-ftx-uss-derivatives-trading-model-to-public-comment"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137304/cftc-opens-up-ftx-uss-derivatives-trading-model-to-public-comment</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/140026/ftx-derivatives-proposal-takes-center-stage-at-congressional-hearing-with-cftc-chairman"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/140026/ftx-derivatives-proposal-takes-center-stage-at-congressional-hearing-with-cftc-chairman</a>  ---CoinDesk --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/10/ftxus-derivatives-unit-seeks-cftc-amendment-to-clear-margin-trades-directly-for-customers/"> https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/10/ftxus-derivatives-unit-seeks-cftc-amendment-to-clear-margin-trades-directly-for-customers/</a> ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/video/recent-videos/ftx-us-to-meet-with-cftc-regarding-derivatives-trades/"> https://www.coindesk.com/video/recent-videos/ftx-us-to-meet-with-cftc-regarding-derivatives-trades/</a>  ---Public comment:  --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137304/cftc-opens-up-ftx-uss-derivatives-trading-model-to-public-comment"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137304/cftc-opens-up-ftx-uss-derivatives-trading-model-to-public-comment</a> ---May roundtable:  --- ------<a href= "https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8519-22">https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8519-22</a> ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/04/19/ftx-plan-said-to-face-cftc-roundtable-next-month/"> https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/04/19/ftx-plan-said-to-face-cftc-roundtable-next-month/</a> ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/143792/as-it-weighs-ftx-proposal-cftc-announces-a-roundtable-on-disintermediation"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/143792/as-it-weighs-ftx-proposal-cftc-announces-a-roundtable-on-disintermediation</a> ---CME opposition to proposal:  --- ------​​<a href= "https://www.marketsmedia.com/cme-to-oppose-ftx-clearing-proposal/">https://www.marketsmedia.com/cme-to-oppose-ftx-clearing-proposal/</a>   Unchained Coverage of [FTX.US] (http://ftx.us/) and LedgerX ---2021: --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-ftx-us-ledgerx-deal-indicates-crypto-ma-might-start-booming/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-ftx-us-ledgerx-deal-indicates-crypto-ma-might-start-booming/</a>  ---2019: --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/ledgerx-on-the-reasons-to-trade-bitcoin-options/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/ledgerx-on-the-reasons-to-trade-bitcoin-options/</a>  ... 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29 Apr 2022

36 MINS

36:49

29 Apr 2022


#356

Amy Wu on Why FTX Is So Excited About Web3 Gaming - Ep.345

Amy Wu, head of FTX ventures and gaming initiatives, discusses her role at FTX, what problems need to be addressed in the web3 gaming world, and her thoughts on APE and Yuga Labs as a board member of Apecoin DAO and investor in Yuga Labs. Show highlights: ---what Amy does at FTX ---how her background investing in gaming prepared her for her role at FTX ---Amy’s vision for FTX’s gaming studio ---how FTX is helping gaming studios get into web3 and NFTs ---why Amy thinks blockchain games are the evolution of the ‘free to play’ gaming archetype ---what best practices Amy believes web2 companies should implement when transitioning into web3 gaming ---why there is so much backlash against traditional companies incorporating NFTs (hint: it’s not just about environmental concerns) ---how FTX Ventures is looking to deploy capital and why it is so interested in Korea and India, specifically ---why Amy thinks the L1 wars will end with just a few winning chains ---why “consumer products” are going to be more important than high throughput blockchains in onboarding the next billion users ---what Amy’s role as a board member of Apecoin DAO is like ---what Amy thinks about APE and Yuga Labs ---trends for the rest of 2022: social media, dating apps, and more…   Tickets to the Cryptopians Book Clubs Go on Sale Today at 1pm ET! Today, Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm Eastern Time, we will sell the NFT tickets to five book clubs to discuss my book, <a href= "http://bit.ly/cryptopians">The Cryptopians</a>. All the book clubs, which are 90 minutes and limited to 22 participants each, will be hosted by me and will take place on my Discord from May 2nd to May 10th. The sale will will take place on Bitski: <a href= "http://bitski.com/@laurashin/created">bitski.com/@laurashin/created</a>   The dates and times for the book clubs are:  ---Monday, May 2, at 8 pm ET  ---Tuesday May 3, at 1pm ET with Lefteris Karapetsas, Griff Green, and Christoph Jentzsch of the DAO ---Thursday, May 5, at 12pm ---Monday, May 9, at 12pm ET with Andrey Ternovskiy of Chatroulette ---Tuesday, May 10, at 3pm ET   Again, the link for the sale is at <a href= "https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created">https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created</a>.    Also, join me for a Twitter Spaces, hosted by Bitski (<a href= "https://twitter.com/bitski">https://twitter.com/bitski</a>), at 12pm ET today.    Unchained Is Hiring!  Find out information on the three openings at Unchained and how to apply here:  ---part-time remote social media marketing manager: --- ------ <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=718cc47d83&e=a4256c3150">https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/</a> ---part-time remote editorial assistant: --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=337d54e6d2&e=a4256c3150"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/</a> ---part-time remote video/audio producer: --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=b5df766997&e=a4256c3150"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/a</a>   Thank you to our sponsors! Ether Cards: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz</a> Cross River Bank: [https://crossriver.com/crypto] (https://crossriver.com/crypto) Beefy Finance: <a href= "https://beefy.finance/">https://beefy.finance</a> [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>   Episode Links   Amy Wu ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/amytongwu/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/amytongwu/</a>  ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu">https://twitter.com/amytongwu</a>    Roles ---FTX Gaming --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1495834891858100232"> https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1495834891858100232</a> ---Apecoin DAO Board --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1504238389737967622"> https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1504238389737967622</a>  ---FTX Ventures --- ------<a href= "https://ventures.ftx.com/">https://ventures.ftx.com/</a>    FTX Stuff Going On ---NFT lounge at Coachella --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1515407892693745665"> https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1515407892693745665</a> ---FTX Ventures x SuperteamDAO (India) --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/ajm_ftx/status/1510339725059629058"> https://twitter.com/ajm_ftx/status/1510339725059629058</a> ---Acquisition of Good Luck Games --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1506308327399063557"> https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1506308327399063557</a> ------ ---------Backlash ---------`<a href= "https://kotaku.com/nft-crypto-blcckchain-storybook-brawl-card-f2p-steam-re-1848708120">https://kotaku.com/nft-crypto-blcckchain-storybook-brawl-card-f2p-steam-re-1848708120</a>  ---FTX Africa --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1504095099873280005"> https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1504095099873280005</a>  ---Com2uS, a publicly-traded company, launched a token on FTX --- ------`<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1501675620832583684">https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1501675620832583684</a>  ---FTX launch in Europe --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1500902895880974340"> https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1500902895880974340</a> ---YGG India push for FTX --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1499075404887465994"> https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1499075404887465994</a>  ---FTX Future Fund --- ------<a href= "https://ftxfuturefund.org/announcing-the-future-fund/"> https://ftxfuturefund.org/announcing-the-future-fund/</a>  ---$400 million raise w/ plans for M&A’s --- ------<a href= "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-31/bankman-fried-s-ftx-valued-at-32-billion-after-latest-round"> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-31/bankman-fried-s-ftx-valued-at-32-billion-after-latest-round</a>    Miscellaneous ---Blockchain gaming backlash --- ------<a href= "https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgd78d/the-crypto-revolution-is-an-existential-crisis-for-video-games"> https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgd78d/the-crypto-revolution-is-an-existential-crisis-for-video-games</a>  ... 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26 Apr 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:33

26 Apr 2022


#355

Why the SEC's Proposed Rules Affecting DeFi Could Violate the First Amendment - Ep.344

Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, discusses a proposed rule by the US Securities and Exchange Commission that has massive implications for the free-speech rights of crypto software developers in the US. Show highlights: ---why an SEC proposal changing the definition of “exchange” could violate the right to free speech of US crypto developers ---whether the SEC is going after DeFi on purpose – as its 200+ page proposal never mentions crypto or DeFi ---what precedent Peter has found that should prohibit the SEC from taking away software developers’ right to free speech ---how Peter and Coin Center structured their recent letter of comment to the SEC ---what the next steps (such as a lawsuit?) should be for the crypto community if the rule goes into effect  ---why writing software is part of someone's right to free speech ---what implications the proposed rule could have on AMMs ---what happens next: when could the rule be put into place? Unchained is hiring!  Find out information on the three openings at Unchained and how to apply here:  ---part-time remote social media marketing manager: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/</a> ---part-time remote editorial assistant: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/</a> ---part-time remote video/audio producer: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/</a> Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): <a href= "https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created">https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created</a> Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>  Galaxis: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz/</a>   Episode Links   Peter Van Valkenburgh ---Coin Center profile: <a href= "https://www.coincenter.org/people/peter-van-valkenburgh/"> https://www.coincenter.org/people/peter-van-valkenburgh/</a> ---Twitter:  ​<a href= "https://twitter.com/valkenburgh">https://twitter.com/valkenburgh</a>    The SEC Proposal ---Proposal: ​<a href= "https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2022-10">https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2022-10#</a>  ---Comments on the proposal: <a href= "https://www.sec.gov/comments/s7-02-22/s70222.htm">https://www.sec.gov/comments/s7-02-22/s70222.htm</a>  ---Coin Center’s/Peter’s comment: <a href= "https://www.coincenter.org/a-new-sec-proposal-has-a-serious-change-hidden-within-its-complex-language/"> https://www.coincenter.org/a-new-sec-proposal-has-a-serious-change-hidden-within-its-complex-language/</a> ---Coin Center blog on its comment: [ https://www.coincenter.org/a-new-sec-proposal-has-a-serious-change-hidden-within-its-complex-language/] (https://www.coincenter.org/a-new-sec-proposal-has-a-serious-change-hidden-within-its-complex-language/)   ---Gabriel Shapiro’s comment: <a href= "https://twitter.com/lex_node/status/1516079145213739013"> https://twitter.com/lex_node/status/1516079145213739013</a>  ... Read more

22 Apr 2022

42 MINS

42:19

22 Apr 2022


#354

The Chopping Block: How to Improve DeFi and Cross-Chain Bridge Security - Ep.343

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Laura Shin, the host of Unchained and author of The Cryptopians, also joined the conversation. Show topics: ---how people have responded to The Cryptopians ---why traditional publishers were reticent to publish the story revealing the alleged DAO attacker’s identity ---what lessons can be learned from North Korea’s alleged involvement in the Ronin bridge exploit ---what zero-knowledge proofs work and how a miscalculation in a whitepaper almost caused major issues in the crypto world this week ---how math proofs and reporting specifications work in the crypto space ---why security engineers, like samczsun, are so hard to come by ---how an attacker was able to steal ~$80 million from Beanstalk in a governance attack  ---@hosseeb vs. @haseeb  ---the difference between being in crypto and covering it as a journalist – and why Laura sees herself as more a “referee” than a participant in the crypto space ---whether DeFi hackers can actually cash out of their positions ---why Tarun is worried about Ethereum’s security in the wake of the merge being delayed even further ---what staking derivatives are, and how traditional are using Lido to lever up ---why traditional funds getting into crypto has Tarun worried about Anchor  ---why the guys think Cosmos is more popular than Polkadot Episode Links   Hosts ---Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/hosseeb">https://twitter.com/hosseeb</a> ---Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt">https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt</a> ---Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tarunchitra">https://twitter.com/tarunchitra</a>  ---Laura Shin, the crypto referee --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/laurashin">https://twitter.com/laurashin</a>    Helpful Information ---North Korea’s interest in crypto:  --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-north-korea-is-interested-in-cryptocurrency/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-north-korea-is-interested-in-cryptocurrency/</a>  ---The Merge delayed --- ------<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereums-merge-was-delayed-and-why-it-wont-reduce-gas-fees-much/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereums-merge-was-delayed-and-why-it-wont-reduce-gas-fees-much/</a>  ------<a href= "https://bitcoinist.com/ethereum-merge-headed-for-another-delay/"> https://bitcoinist.com/ethereum-merge-headed-for-another-delay/</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/korpi87/status/1513459657381068812?s=20&t=uT7kIny0VZo_XT4Xx1y7Rw&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20NL%20Tuesday%204.12.22&utm_term=Daily%20Newsletter"> https://twitter.com/korpi87/status/1513459657381068812</a> ---Beanstalk rekt for $180M --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/142272/ethereum-based-stablecoin-protocol-beanstalk-loses-more-than-80-million-to-exploit"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/142272/ethereum-based-stablecoin-protocol-beanstalk-loses-more-than-80-million-to-exploit</a> ------Crazy attack using flash loans to insta-ship governance proposals: <a href= "https://rekt.news/beanstalk-rekt/">https://rekt.news/beanstalk-rekt/</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1515735718840184835"> https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1515735718840184835</a>    ---The Cryptopians   ---<a href= "http://bit.ly/cryptopians">http://bit.ly/cryptopians</a>    ---UST and Anchor worries   ---<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/</a>   ---Lido and centralization   ---<a href= "https://www.suresats.com/post/ethereum-s-centralization-dilemma-through-lido-staking"> https://www.suresats.com/post/ethereum-s-centralization-dilemma-through-lido-staking</a>   ---Cosmos vs. Polkadot   ---<a href= "https://medium.com/coinmonks/polkadot-vs-cosmos-which-one-is-the-best-246e67b25d6c"> https://medium.com/coinmonks/polkadot-vs-cosmos-which-one-is-the-best-246e67b25d6c</a>    ---MakerDAO technical docs   ---<a href= "https://docs.makerdao.com/">https://docs.makerdao.com/</a>   ---Zero-Knowledge explainer   ---<a href= "https://www.notboring.co/p/zero-knowledge">https://www.notboring.co/p/zero-knowledge</a> ... Read more

21 Apr 2022

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:05

21 Apr 2022


#353

Why Crypto Twitter’s Disrespect Toward Regulators Is a ‘Really Bad Business Decision’ - Ep.342

Two policy experts, Chris Lehane, chief strategy officer at Haun Ventures, and Niki Christoff, the founder of Christoff and Co., discuss how the crypto industry has performed in Washington and how it can better educate more regulators and politicians about the technology. Show highlights:  ---Niki and Chris’ background ---how Niki and Chris would grade the performance of crypto companies in Washington ---what parallels Chris can draw between crypto in the 2020s and FAANG in the mid-90s ---whether having a plethora of crypto policy groups helps or hurts crypto in Washington ---whether calling politicians and regulators names and making memes of them helps or hurts the crypto industry ---an effective way crypto companies can prompt lawmakers and regulators to prioritize crypto policy ---why it can be strategically smarter to try to convince incumbents to adopt pro-crypto policy over supporting challengers ---why Chris thinks crypto could be a bipartisan topic ---what Chris and Niki think about the fact that Democratic candidates received more donations from people working in the crypto industry than Republicans did ---the three types of crypto users that are valuable to political candidates ---what Niki and Chris would tell Senator Elizabeth Warren about crypto if they were to meet with her today ---what effect crypto might have on midterms ---why the terminology native to crypto may have to change   Unchained is hiring!  Find out information on the three openings at Unchained and how to apply here:  ---part-time remote social media marketing manager: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/</a> ---part-time remote editorial assistant: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/</a> ---part-time remote video/audio producer: <a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/</a> Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): <a href= "https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created">https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created</a>   Here is the schedule:  ---Monday May 2, at 8pm ET/5pm PT with Laura Shin ---Tuesday, May 3, at 7pm CET/1pm ET/10am PT with guests Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, and Griff Green  ---Thursday, May 5, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with Laura Shin ---Monday, May 9, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with guest Andrey Ternovskiy ---Tuesday, May 10, at 9pm CET/3pm ET/12pm PT with Laura Shin If you'd like to participate, be sure to mark your calendars for the sale time on April 26th. Hope to see you in one of the book clubs! Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>            Beefy Finance: <a href= "https://beefy.finance/">https://beefy.finance</a>     Cross River Bank: [https://crossriver.com/crypto] (https://crossriver.com/crypto) Galaxis: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz/</a>   Episode Links   Chris Lehane ---LinkedIn: ​<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-lehane-2562535/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-lehane-2562535/</a>  ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/chrislehane">https://twitter.com/chrislehane</a>  ---Joining Haun Ventures --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/chrislehane/status/1506395461187354624"> https://twitter.com/chrislehane/status/1506395461187354624</a>      Niki Christoff ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikichristoff/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikichristoff/</a>  ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/NikiChristoff">https://twitter.com/NikiChristoff</a>    Miscellaneous Links ---Overview of crypto and politics --- ------<a href= "https://www.citizen.org/article/capitol-coin-cryptocurrency-lobbying-revolving-door-report/"> https://www.citizen.org/article/capitol-coin-cryptocurrency-lobbying-revolving-door-report/</a>  ---Biden’s executive order --- ------Thread of official statements: <a href= "https://twitter.com/crypto_council/status/1501606327621197835"> https://twitter.com/crypto_council/status/1501606327621197835</a> ------Fact sheet: <a href= "https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/09/fact-sheet-president-biden-to-sign-executive-order-on-ensuring-responsible-innovation-in-digital-assets/"> https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/09/fact-sheet-president-biden-to-sign-executive-order-on-ensuring-responsible-innovation-in-digital-assets/</a>  ------Overview: <a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/09/heres-whats-in-bidens-executive-order-on-crypto.html"> https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/09/heres-whats-in-bidens-executive-order-on-crypto.html</a>  ---New bill from Senator Warren to crack down on sanctions evasion: --- ------<a href= "https://www.coincenter.org/new-crypto-sanctions-bill-targets-publishing-code-facilitating-transactions/"> https://www.coincenter.org/new-crypto-sanctions-bill-targets-publishing-code-facilitating-transactions/</a> ---DeFi Education Fund  --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/@defieducationfund">https://medium.com/@defieducationfund</a> ---Blockchain Association --- ------<a href= "https://theblockchainassociation.org/news/">https://theblockchainassociation.org/news/</a>  ---Crypto Council for Innovation --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/crypto_council/status/1501606327621197835"> https://twitter.com/crypto_council</a>/ ... 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19 Apr 2022

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:55

19 Apr 2022


#352

Why Ethereum's Merge Was Delayed and Why It Won't Reduce Gas Fees Much - Ep.341

Tim Beiko, the Ethereum Foundation coordinator for core developers, discusses his recent estimation that Ethereum’s merge, where the network transitions from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, will be delayed until the second half of 2022. Show topics: ---what the Ethereum merge is  ---why an upcoming difficulty bomb could force developers to delay the merge ---what shadow forks are and how they affect the decision to go forward with the merge ---how network difficulty is used in Ethereum to keep a balance between the blockchain and miners ---Tim’s (purposefully vague) timeline for the merge ---how the merge could increase Ethereum’s throughput by 9% – and thus potentially reduce gas fees slightly ---how the Ethereum Foundation plans to address gas fees and scaling issues post-merge Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): <a href= "https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created">https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created</a>   Here is the schedule:  ---Monday May 2, at 8pm ET/5pm PT with Laura Shin ---Tuesday, May 3, at a time TBD with guests Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, and Griff Green  ---Thursday, May 5, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with Laura Shin ---Monday, May 9, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with guest Andrey Ternovskiy ---Tuesday, May 10, at 9pm CET/3pm ET/12pm PT with Laura Shin If you'd like to participate, be sure to mark your calendars for the sale time on April 26th. Hope to see you in one of the book clubs!   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>  Galaxis: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz/</a>   Episode Links   Tim Beiko ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/TimBeiko">https://twitter.com/TimBeiko</a>    Related Content ---Tim’s post on the merge FAQs: --- ------<a href= "https://github.com/timbeiko/eth-roadmap-faq#merge-timelines"> https://github.com/timbeiko/eth-roadmap-faq#merge-timelines</a> ---Tim’s tweets from this week: --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1514423985517203458"> https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1514423985517203458</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1514010098145759232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1514010098145759232%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coindesk.com%2Fbusiness%2F2022%2F04%2F13%2Fethereum-merge-no-longer-expected-in-june%2F"> https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1514010098145759232</a> ---Previous Unchained appearance discussing the merge and 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>  ---Shadow fork threads --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/parithosh_j/status/1513129893235769346?s=20&t=w63Iw2RPkldNMnRS4PJdjA"> https://twitter.com/parithosh_j/status/1513129893235769346?s=20&t=w63Iw2RPkldNMnRS4PJdjA</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/vdWijden/status/1513540976438091779"> https://twitter.com/vdWijden/status/1513540976438091779</a>  ---Unchained episode about how Ethereum 2.0 will work: --- ------<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>  ... Read more

15 Apr 2022

35 MINS

35:35

15 Apr 2022


#351

Excited About Your Bored Ape or CryptoPunk? Make Sure You Understand Your IP Rights - Ep.340

Stuart Levi, co-head of the Technology Transaction and Intellectual Property Group at Skadden Arps, and Marta Belcher, general counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs, break down the legal issues surrounding NFTs specifically in the context of Yuga Labs’ recent purchase of CryptoPunks and Meebits IP rights. Show highlights: ---the definitions and differences between copyrights, trademarks, and rights of publicity (name, image, likeness) ---how NFT projects have evolved in the past 12-18 months and what that means for the rights of NFT holders ---why NBA Top Shot’s licensing model is the best model for famous brands entering the NFT space ---how the popularity of PFPs and the open-source ethos of crypto has led to confusion regarding the commercial rights of NFT holders ---what you are getting when you buy an NFT (hint, it’s not copyright) ---the misconceptions surrounding Yuga Labs’ acquisition of Crypto Punks and Meebits ---why Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT holders most likely cannot use the Bored Ape Yacht Club brand or logo ---what issues web3 projects face in getting NFT holders to accept terms and conditions ---why web3 projects should protect their trademark ---what a Creative Commons license is, and how it can be used in the NFT space ---what sort of licenses exist in the NFT space ---why secondary sales and transfers of NFTs pose such massive problems for copyright and trademark owners ---how marketplaces are handling terms and conditions ---what NFT projects can do to help the transfer of copyrights and trademarks   Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): <a href= "https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created">https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created</a>   Here is the schedule:  ---Monday May 2, at 8pm ET/5pm PT with Laura Shin ---Tuesday, May 3, at a time TBD with guests Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, and Griff Green  ---Thursday, May 5, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with Laura Shin ---Monday, May 9, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with guest Andrey Ternovskiy ---Tuesday, May 10, at 9pm CET/3pm ET/12pm PT with Laura Shin If you'd like to participate, be sure to mark your calendars for the sale time on April 26th. Hope to see you in one of the book clubs! Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>            Beefy Finance: <a href= "https://beefy.finance/">https://beefy.finance</a>     Cross River Bank: [https://crossriver.com/crypto] (https://crossriver.com/crypto) Galaxis: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz/</a>   Episode Link:   Marta Belcher ---<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/martabelcher">https://www.linkedin.com/in/martabelcher</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/MartaBelcher">https://twitter.com/MartaBelcher</a>    Stuart Levi ---<a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartlevi/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartlevi/</a> Content on NFT IP/Legal Issues ---Josh Durham on IP rights and NFTs --- ------<a href= "https://lexdao.substack.com/p/protecting-your-nft-personal-property-rights?s=r"> https://lexdao.substack.com/p/protecting-your-nft-personal-property-rights?s=r</a> ---Punk 6529 on CryptoPunks and Yuga Labs --- ------<a href= "https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1502595586960367617.html"> https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1502595586960367617.html</a> ---Decrypt on stolen IP --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/96637/nfts-have-a-problem-with-copyright-theft"> https://decrypt.co/96637/nfts-have-a-problem-with-copyright-theft</a> ---Why IP rights are meaningless --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/nftlawguy/status/1509233036369416192"> https://twitter.com/nftlawguy/status/1509233036369416192</a> ---IP questions from DC Investor --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1509187304027529222"> https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1509187304027529222</a> ---The Copyright NFT bible --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/initc3org/copyright-vulnerabilities-in-nfts-317e02d8ae26"> https://medium.com/initc3org/copyright-vulnerabilities-in-nfts-317e02d8ae26</a>  ---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>   Difference between copyright and trademark ---​​<a href= "https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/small-business/trademark-vs-copyright#:~:text=Copyright%20protects%20original%20work%2C%20whereas,in%20the%20course%20of%20business">https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/small-business/trademark-vs-copyright</a>   ... Read more

12 Apr 2022

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:33

12 Apr 2022


#350

Here’s Why USDN De-Pegged From the Dollar – And Why UST Might Too - Ep.339

Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, discusses a crazy week in the world of algorithmic stablecoins that saw USDN de-peg from the dollar and Terra unveil plans to create a new liquidity pool on Curve to strengthen UST. Show highlights: ---how USDN and Waves works ---what made USD de-peg ---why Kevin thinks algorithmic stablecoins fail so often ---what Kevin thinks about backing UST with BTC ---how 4pool works in the context of Curve Finance, 3pool, UST, Frax Finance, and Redacted Cartel ---why Kevin believes Anchor is the reason UST could de-peg ---what might happen to Terra and the crypto market writ large if UST were to de-peg ---why lowering yields on Anchor could depress LUNA’s price by 8x ---how UST and LUNA redemptions work Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>  Galaxis: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz/</a> Episode Links   Kevin Zhou ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-zhou-82938324/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-zhou-82938324/</a>  ---Galois Capital: <a href= "https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital">https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital</a>    UST ---Proposal ---<a href= "https://agora.terra.money/t/ust-goes-interchain-the-4pool-and-redacted-cartel/5648"> https://agora.terra.money/t/ust-goes-interchain-the-4pool-and-redacted-cartel/5648</a> ---Why Terra would want to implement 4pool (in the context of the curve wars) --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/CryptoHarry_/status/1510244225304117252"> https://twitter.com/CryptoHarry_/status/1510244225304117252</a>  ---Do Kwon on trying to make DAI less relevant --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1511017532764803078"> https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1511017532764803078</a>  ---FXS price jump --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/04/04/frax-finances-fxs-jumps-as-terra-introduces-stablecoin-pool-4pool/"> https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/04/04/frax-finances-fxs-jumps-as-terra-introduces-stablecoin-pool-4pool/</a>  ---Galois Twitter threads --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511455703642394628"> https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511455703642394628</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511198930951938049"> https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511198930951938049</a>  ---UST vs LUNA market cap risk --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1506372692005593090"> https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1506372692005593090</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511198930951938049"> https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511198930951938049</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1507651829366145030"> https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1507651829366145030</a>  ---Why curve wars matter --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/JackNiewold/status/1511484763630194699"> https://twitter.com/JackNiewold/status/1511484763630194699</a>  ---Terraform Labs’ CEO Do Kwon’s appearance on Unchained --- ------<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMRbP_b4JXM">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMRbP_b4JXM</a>  ---Anchor --- ------<a href= "https://medium.com/@_0xfr/anchor-protocol-how-the-dev-team-rigged-liquidations-a188fb87a99f"> https://medium.com/@_0xfr/anchor-protocol-how-the-dev-team-rigged-liquidations-a188fb87a99f</a>  USDN ---Recap of Waves x Alameda Drama --- ------<a href= "https://thedefiant.io/waves-ftx-ponzi-accusations/">https://thedefiant.io/waves-ftx-ponzi-accusations/</a>  ---OG thread pointing out Waves market manipulation --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1509581295621451779"> https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1509581295621451779</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1502381061925261312"> https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1502381061925261312</a>  ---Waves founder blaming Alameda --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/sasha35625/status/1510589983920656385"> https://twitter.com/sasha35625/status/1510589983920656385</a> ---Governance proposal to kill Alameda’s short --- ------​​<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=2fb7761d5b&e=3c1178619e">https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=2fb7761d5b&e=3c1178619e</a>   ... Read more

08 Apr 2022

44 MINS

44:31

08 Apr 2022


#349

The Chopping Block: Why ‘One Man’s Bug Is Another Man’s Bounty’ - Ep.338

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. Show topics: ---how social engineering was used in the $600 million+ Ronin bridge hack ---what bridge infrastructure needs to be built (note: if someone wants to build a cross-chain Etherscan, it sounds like Tarun would fund it) ---why the Inverse Finance hack impressed Tom ---how Open Zeppelin found and patched a $15 billion vulnerability for Convex Finance ---why transitioning to token governance might be an issue for Convex ---what made USDN de-peg ---why Tarun think algorithmic stablecoin creators are a little crazy ---the elegance of the Bitcoin whitepaper ---what their biggest takeaways from Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter are ---why Tarun thinks FTX investing in IEX is actually a huge deal   Hosts ---Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/hosseeb">https://twitter.com/hosseeb</a> ---Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt">https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt</a> ---Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tarunchitra">https://twitter.com/tarunchitra</a>  ---Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/rleshner">https://twitter.com/rleshner</a>  Topics Covered ---Ronin hack --- ------<a href= "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-29/hackers-steal-590-million-from-ronin-in-latest-bridge-attack"> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-29/hackers-steal-590-million-from-ronin-in-latest-bridge-attack</a> ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/96811/nearly-7m-hacked-ronin-funds-sent-privacy-mixer-tornado-cash"> https://decrypt.co/96811/nearly-7m-hacked-ronin-funds-sent-privacy-mixer-tornado-cash</a> ------<a href= "https://roninblockchain.substack.com/p/community-alert-ronin-validators?s=w"> https://roninblockchain.substack.com/p/community-alert-ronin-validators?s=w</a> ---More hacks: Inverse Finance, Convex Rugpull disclosure --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/04/02/defi-lender-inverse-finance-exploited-for-156-million/"> https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/04/02/defi-lender-inverse-finance-exploited-for-156-million/</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/bertcmiller/status/1510284763332071427"> https://twitter.com/bertcmiller/status/1510284763332071427</a> ------<a href= "https://blog.openzeppelin.com/15-billion-rugpull-vulnerability-in-convex-finance-protocol-uncovered-and-resolved/"> https://blog.openzeppelin.com/15-billion-rugpull-vulnerability-in-convex-finance-protocol-uncovered-and-resolved/</a> ---USDN Peg broken, drama ensues --- ------​​<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140475/drama-erupts-around-the-waves-blockchain-project-and-trading-firm-alameda">https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140475/drama-erupts-around-the-waves-blockchain-project-and-trading-firm-alameda</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/neutrino-usd">https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/neutrino-usd</a> ---Why is Elon taking a stake in Twitter? --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/96809/dogecoin-cheerleader-elon-musk-takes-9-2-stake-in-twitter"> https://decrypt.co/96809/dogecoin-cheerleader-elon-musk-takes-9-2-stake-in-twitter</a> ------<a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-to-name-elon-musk-to-its-board-of-directors-11649162614?mod=article_inline"> https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-to-name-elon-musk-to-its-board-of-directors-11649162614?mod=article_inline</a> ---FTX purchasing a stake in IEX --- ------<a href= "https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ftx-us-and-iex-join-forces-to-help-shape-market-structure-for-digital-assets-301517550.html"> https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ftx-us-and-iex-join-forces-to-help-shape-market-structure-for-digital-assets-301517550.html</a> ---Lightning Labs' $70 million raise --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140560/lightning-labs-taro-protocol-stablecoins-fundraise"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140560/lightning-labs-taro-protocol-stablecoins-fundraise</a>  ---Gauntlet raises $23.8M led by Ribbit, now a Unicorn - congrats Tarun! ---<a href= "https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-quant-firm-gauntlet-valued-at-1b-following-series-b"> https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-quant-firm-gauntlet-valued-at-1b-following-series-b</a> ... Read more

07 Apr 2022

55 MINS

55:48

07 Apr 2022


#348

Why TBD's Mike Brock Is Skeptical That Decentralized Applications Will Become Popular - Ep.337

Mike Brock, general manager of TBD at Block, discusses how TBD’s yet-to-be-released DEX is structured, explains why he thinks decentralized solutions do not necessarily need blockchains, and tells the humorous story about how Jack Dorsey convinced him to start working on a Bitcoin project. Show highlights: ---what TBD is and what its relation to Block (formerly Square) is ---how TBD differs from Spiral, another Block-based Bitcoin firm ---how tbDEX works and why building on-ramps and off-ramps to crypto is so important ---who will be supplying the liquidity for tbDEX ---why Mike is passionate about creating digital identity infrastructure ---how tbDEX will incorporate digital identity tooling into its protocol ---what Mike thinks about Vitalik Buterin’s misgivings concerning tbDEX’s design ---why Mike fell down the rabbit hole (thanks Jack Dorsey) ---what lessons Mike learned at CashApp that he is using at TBD ---which stablecoin TBD will be working with ---why Mike is not a believer in DeFi ---why tbDEX (or, seemingly, other TBD products) will not utilize tokens Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>            Beefy Finance: <a href= "https://beefy.finance/">https://beefy.finance</a>     Cross River Bank: [https://crossriver.com/crypto] (https://crossriver.com/crypto) Galaxis: <a href= "https://galaxis.xyz/">https://galaxis.xyz/</a> Episode Links   Mike Brock ---Twitter; <a href= "https://twitter.com/brockm">https://twitter.com/brockm</a>  ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-brock-9030813/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-brock-9030813/</a>  ---Introduction to TBD: <a href= "https://twitter.com/brockm/status/1415795490914856961"> https://twitter.com/brockm/status/1415795490914856961</a>    TBD ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/tbd54566975?lang=en">https://twitter.com/tbd54566975?lang=en</a>  ---GitHub: <a href= "https://github.com/TBD54566975/tbdex-whitepaper">https://github.com/TBD54566975/tbdex-whitepaper</a>  ---Whitepaper --- ------<a href= "https://tbd54566975.ghost.io/introducing-tbdex/">https://tbd54566975.ghost.io/introducing-tbdex/</a>  ------<a href= "https://tbdex.io/whitepaper.pdf">https://tbdex.io/whitepaper.pdf</a>  ---Careers: <a href= "https://block.xyz/careers?search=tbd">https://block.xyz/careers?search=tbd</a>  ---Other --- ------Origin of name: <a href= "https://twitter.com/TBD54566975/status/1424818221652324355"> https://twitter.com/TBD54566975/status/1424818221652324355</a>  ------Vitalik’s reticence: <a href= "https://cryptopotato.com/vitalik-buterin-tells-how-jack-dorseys-tbd-might-build-the-bitcoin-dex/"> https://cryptopotato.com/vitalik-buterin-tells-how-jack-dorseys-tbd-might-build-the-bitcoin-dex/</a>    Other Topics ---Spiral (lightning development). Brock helped set up Spiral.  --- ------Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/spiralbtc">https://twitter.com/spiralbtc</a>  ------Website: <a href= "https://spiral.xyz/">https://spiral.xyz/</a>  ---CashApp --- ------Impressive BTC revenue: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/93793/block-bitcoin-earnings-cash-app-hit-nearly-2-billion-q4"> https://decrypt.co/93793/block-bitcoin-earnings-cash-app-hit-nearly-2-billion-q4</a>  ------Lightning network: <a href= "https://blockworks.co/cash-app-integrates-lightning-network-for-bitcoin-payments/"> https://blockworks.co/cash-app-integrates-lightning-network-for-bitcoin-payments/</a> ---Aaron Levie --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/levie">https://twitter.com/levie</a>  ... Read more

05 Apr 2022

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:47

05 Apr 2022


#347

Bridge Hacks Have Caused ~$1 Billion in Losses. Here’s Why Bridge Security Is Tricky - Ep.336

Arjun Bhuptani, founder of Connext and bridging expert, breaks down the Ronin bridge exploit that led to a hacker stealing $600 million+ and discusses different bridge designs that could limit future attacks. Show highlights: ---how a hacker was able to drain more than $600 million from Ronin bridge ---the difference between DeFi hacks and the Ronin bridge exploit, which was a social-engineering based attack ---why multisig bridges are susceptible to social engineering attacks ---why Arjun believes the Ronin hacker is a sophisticated entity ---whether Sky Mavis will be able to reimburse users ---the different attack vectors for cross-chain bridges ---what Arjun thinks about different bridge designs Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>    Episode Links Arjun Bhuptani ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani">https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani</a>    Ronin Hack ---Latest update from Ronin --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Ronin_Network/status/1509284549020188672"> https://twitter.com/Ronin_Network/status/1509284549020188672</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Psycheout86/status/1509134627319033863"> https://twitter.com/Psycheout86/status/1509134627319033863</a>  ---Community alert explaining the hack: --- ------<a href= "https://roninblockchain.substack.com/p/community-alert-ronin-validators?s=w"> https://roninblockchain.substack.com/p/community-alert-ronin-validators?s=w</a> ---Etherscan of the hack taking place --- ------<a href= "https://etherscan.io/address/0x098b716b8aaf21512996dc57eb0615e2383e2f96"> https://etherscan.io/address/0x098b716b8aaf21512996dc57eb0615e2383e2f96</a> ---Reactions --- ------Mudit Gupta – the hacker is sophisticated ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/Mudit__Gupta/status/1508868214075310091"> https://twitter.com/Mudit__Gupta/status/1508868214075310091</a> ------Arjun Bhuptani – why multisig bridges are vulnerable ------ ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1508861771595059205"> https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1508861771595059205</a> ---------<a href= "https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1508861771595059205"> https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1508861771595059205</a>  ------Ed Zitron – social engineering ------ ---------<a href= "https://ez.substack.com/p/the-infinite-exploitation-of-cryptocurrency"> https://ez.substack.com/p/the-infinite-exploitation-of-cryptocurrency</a> ---Information on Ronin --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/joel_john95/status/1486809221962289154"> https://twitter.com/joel_john95/status/1486809221962289154</a>  ---Why bridging is hard --- ------<a href= "https://blog.connext.network/the-interoperability-trilemma-657c2cf69f17"> https://blog.connext.network/the-interoperability-trilemma-657c2cf69f17</a>  ---Arjun’s latest article on Optimistic bridges --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1509582024104939523?t=4HCssiWfO5v65ehXRnWL3A&s=19"> https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1509582024104939523?t=4HCssiWfO5v65ehXRnWL3A&s=19</a>  ... Read more

01 Apr 2022

43 MINS

43:58

01 Apr 2022


#346

Do Kwon Is Backing UST With Bitcoin – And Here’s What Else He Is Building - Ep.335

Do Kwon is the CEO of Terraform Labs and a director at Luna Foundation Guard. On Unchained, he explains why LFG is spearheading a plan to partially back Terra’s $15 billion stablecoin UST with Bitcoin. He also dives into another project idea that would transform developer salaries into financial assets that, as far as I can tell, he has not yet spoken about publicly.   Part 1: Everything you need to know about Terra, UST, and BTC. ---how Terra works and why Do thinks UST will soon be the third-largest stablecoin ---why Do and LFG decided to back UST with bitcoin ---why Do thinks LUNA’s price will continue to appreciate despite UST’s new dependence on bitcoin ---how UST might perform if the price of a bitcoin were to crash ---why diversifying UST with different types of collateral could help Terra politically ---how LFG plans to use bridges, smart contracts, and an AMM reserve pool to secure its bitcoin ---why Do thinks Terra is now a Layer 2 project for Bitcoin ---who is deciding to purchase bitcoin and who determines what other assets to purchase as collateral for UST ---how a bitcoin reserve pool would help UST not de-peg from the dollar ---whether Do thinks Anchor’s 19%+ yield is sustainable and why Anchor is moving to other chains   Part 2: Do, the self-described “toymaker” of DeFi. ---why Do is fascinated with creating a fungible labor market ---how developer working hours could become a token traded on an AMM and used to take out loans ---why Do thinks developer salaries in crypto should be cyclical ---how on-chain identity and history will be similar to credit scores ---why Do is a personal fan of Thorchain – but is reticent to use it as a bridge for LFG ---why Do is interested in Prism Protocol ---what Do thinks the impact of a pro-crypto president will have on South Korea   Book events Keep up on all the latest events here!  <a href= "https://www.laurashin.com/book/#tour-dates"> https://www.laurashin.com/book/#tour-dates</a>   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>            Beefy Finance: <a href= "https://beefy.finance/">https://beefy.finance</a>     Cross River Bank: [https://crossriver.com/crypto] (https://crossriver.com/crypto)   Upcoming Book Events Wednesday, March 30: I’ll be speaking (remotely) with Six Senses about The Cryptopians at 2 pm ET. Be sure to save your spot soon – space is limited!   Tuesday, April 5: I will be doing a reading and signing hosted by the City of Miami Beach and Future Perfect Ventures at Sky Yard from 6-8 pm. Jalak Jobanputra, CEO of Future Perfect Ventures will be interviewing me. You need to RSVP by April 1 to dianafontani@miamibeachfl.gov.     Saturday, April 9: I will be on a panel at the Annapolis Book Festival at 11 am.    Tuesday, April 12: I will be at StartupGrind’s global event in Redwood City, which is focused this year on Web3 (time → TBD).    May 4-7: I will be in conversation with author Jimmy Soni at the PBS Seattle Crosscut Festival, which takes place from May 4-7.    May 23-25: I will be at the Oslo Freedom Forum which takes place from May 23 to 25. Details on these events are TBD.    Episode Links   Do Kwon ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/stablekwon">https://twitter.com/stablekwon</a> ---Previous Unchained appearance: <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=683fXfedOZY">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=683fXfedOZY</a>    Terra ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/terra_money">https://twitter.com/terra_money</a>  ---Luna Foundation Guard: <a href= "https://lfg.org/team/">https://lfg.org/team/</a>   LFG Purchases ---Pomp – the $10B Bitcoin Bet on Stablecoins --- ------<a href= "https://pomp.substack.com/p/the-10-billion-bitcoin-bet-on-stablecoins?s=w"> https://pomp.substack.com/p/the-10-billion-bitcoin-bet-on-stablecoins?s=w</a> ---3/10 BTC purchase --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/LFG_org/status/1503680315969060864"> https://twitter.com/LFG_org/status/1503680315969060864</a>  ---$1 BTC billion purchase --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1496162889085902856"> https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1496162889085902856</a>  ---TFL x LFG relationship --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1502225674840555523"> https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1502225674840555523</a>    Terraform Labs proposal to make Terra inter-chain ---<a href= "https://agora.terra.money/t/ust-goes-interchain-reasonable-strats-part-five/5024"> https://agora.terra.money/t/ust-goes-interchain-reasonable-strats-part-five/5024</a>  ---Anchor Going Cross Chain to Avalanche ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/CryptoHarry_/status/1504309092411920387"> https://twitter.com/CryptoHarry_/status/1504309092411920387</a>  Jump’s BTC reserve proposal ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1506736478449127425"> https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1506736478449127425</a>    Recent worries about Anchor APY being sustainable  ---Do said Anchor yield shouldn't be sustainable (marketing scheme) --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1503154137420079107"> https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1503154137420079107</a>  ---Arca + Polychain proposal: <a href= "https://twitter.com/jdorman81/status/1502024302526304262"> https://twitter.com/jdorman81/status/1502024302526304262</a>    South Korea’s new President ---<a href= "https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cryptocurrencies/South-Korea-s-incoming-president-vows-big-cryptocurrency-push"> https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cryptocurrencies/South-Korea-s-incoming-president-vows-big-cryptocurrency-push</a>    SEC subpoena ---<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/12/10/most-influential-2021-do-kwon/"> https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/12/10/most-influential-2021-do-kwon/</a>  ... 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29 Mar 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:23

29 Mar 2022


#345

Juno Holders Want to Confiscate a Whale’s Tokens. Here’s Why. - Ep.334

Andy Beal, head of ecosystem development at Forta and author of the 30,000 Feet newsletter, discusses the dramatic governance proposal on Juno Network, a Cosmos-based project, where Juno holders are voting to confiscate millions of dollars in tokens from a whale who allegedly gamed the Juno airdrop. Show topics: ---how the Juno airdrop worked  ---how the whale was able to amass more JUNO tokens than the team wanted ---why the Juno Network community feels threatened by an entity holding so many JUNO tokens ---what the whale did to invoke the ire of the Juno Network community ---the community’s vote on whether to confiscate up to 98.5% of the whale’s tokens ---what three courses of action the community is considering to confiscate the whale’s JUNO ---what Andy’s biggest takeaways are from the dramatic governance moment Come to an Event on Laura's Book Tour! <a href= "https://www.laurashin.com/book/#tour-dates">https://www.laurashin.com/book/#tour-dates</a>   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>     Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>    OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>    Episode Links   Andy Beal ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/ajbeal">https://twitter.com/ajbeal</a>  ---Andy's newsletter: <a href= "https://30000feet.substack.com/">https://30000feet.substack.com</a>   Juno Network drama ---Andy’s write-up --- ------<a href= "https://30000feet.substack.com/p/issue-60-juno-whale?s=r"> https://30000feet.substack.com/p/issue-60-juno-whale?s=r</a>  ---Decrypt coverage --- ------<a href= "https://decrypt.co/95435/juno-network-dao-proposal-16-voted-to-revoke-tokens-from-whale"> https://decrypt.co/95435/juno-network-dao-proposal-16-voted-to-revoke-tokens-from-whale</a> ---Coindesk coverage --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/video/recent-videos/why-junos-vote-to-confiscate-a-whales-funds-is-a-watershed-for-blockchain-governance/"> https://www.coindesk.com/video/recent-videos/why-junos-vote-to-confiscate-a-whales-funds-is-a-watershed-for-blockchain-governance/</a> ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/16/junos-proposal-16-vote-is-a-watershed-for-blockchain-governance-for-better-or-worse/"> https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/16/junos-proposal-16-vote-is-a-watershed-for-blockchain-governance-for-better-or-worse/</a> ... Read more

25 Mar 2022

37 MINS

37:10

25 Mar 2022


#344

The Chopping Block: Do Kwon Pitches a Decentralized NFT Publishing Service - Ep.333

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this week’s episode, Do Kwon, founder of Terraform Labs, also dropped by. Show topics: ---why Do decided to make millions of dollars in bets that LUNA will appreciate in value next year ---what Robert and Do, as crypto/DeFi founders, think about Crypto Twitter ---how the difficulty of building payment systems led to Do launching Terra ---Gauntlet’s recent funding round (and what it does) ---takeaways from Yuga Labs purchasing CryptoPunk and Meebits IP, ApeCoin, Otherside, and more ---how NFTs could change the game for publishing and content IP industries ---whether an NFT collection’s cultural relevance is similar to an L1’s TVL ---Bored Ape Yacht Club as the first NFT franchise ---why Haseeb is so disappointed with Axie Infinity, VCs, and other P2E games ---what Facebook’s foray into NFTs might look like Hosts ---Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/hosseeb">https://twitter.com/hosseeb</a> ---Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt">https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt</a> ---Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/rleshner">https://twitter.com/rleshner</a>    Guest ---Do Kwon, founder of Terra --- ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/stablekwon">https://twitter.com/stablekwon</a>    Episode Topics ---Gauntlet raises $23.8M led by Ribbit, now a Unicorn - congrats Tarun! --- ------<a href= "https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-quant-firm-gauntlet-valued-at-1b-following-series-b"> https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-quant-firm-gauntlet-valued-at-1b-following-series-b</a> ---Do Kwon on a Terra betting spree ($1M, then $10M) --- ------<a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/137832/terraform-labs-ceo-do-kwon-seals-10-million-bet-over-luna-price"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/137832/terraform-labs-ceo-do-kwon-seals-10-million-bet-over-luna-price</a> ---Yuga Labs launches Apecoin, Apes buy Punks, teases metaverse, plans land sales, closes $450M raise led by a16z --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/18/what-is-apecoin-and-who-is-behind-it/"> https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/18/what-is-apecoin-and-who-is-behind-it/</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1505014986556551172"> https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1505014986556551172</a> ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1502420714527334406?s=11"> https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1502420714527334406?s=11</a> ---NFTs coming to Instagram? Minting + PFPs? --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/15/mark-zuckerberg-says-nfts-are-coming-soon-to-instagram/"> https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/15/mark-zuckerberg-says-nfts-are-coming-soon-to-instagram/</a> ---Info on Axie Infinity --- ------<a href= "https://research.thetie.io/axie-infinity/">https://research.thetie.io/axie-infinity/</a>    ... Read more

24 Mar 2022

54 MINS

54:05

24 Mar 2022


#343

Ukraine Has Received $150 Million in Crypto. Here’s How It Is Being Used - Ep.332

Illia Polosukhin, co-founder NEAR Protocol, and George Kikvadze, executive vice chairman at BitFury Group, both of whom have called Ukraine “home” at one point in their lives, discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the role crypto is playing in the war, and the various avenues crypto users can donate to. Show topics: ---George and Illia’s background in crypto ---George and Ilia’s connection to Ukraine ---why crypto is so popular in Ukraine ---what supplies are being purchased with donated crypto ---how to donate crypto to Ukraine ---why Patreon blocked donations to Come Back Alive, a Ukrainian NGO ---George and Illia’s estimation of the amount of crypto donations received by Ukraine ---what department of Ukraine’s government spearheaded its adoption of crypto ---what happened with the canceled airdrop  ---the different organizations accepting crypto donations in Ukraine   Upcoming Book Events   Friday, March 25: I’ll be on the Harvard campus at HBS Aldrich 011 from 4 pm ET - 5 pm ET. This is *not* open to the general public, but we have a few spots we can give away, first come, first serve. Email hello@unchainedpodcast.com, subject line "Harvard reading."   Wednesday, March 30: I’ll be <a href= "https://athome.sixsenses.com/cryptocurrencies-laura-shin-registration?_ga=2.227073557.927661223.1646586406-2001390747.1646405266"> speaking (remotely) with Six Senses</a> about The Cryptopians at 2 pm ET. Be sure to save your spot soon – space is limited!   Tuesday, April 5: I will be doing a reading and signing hosted by the City of Miami Beach and Future Perfect Ventures at Sky Yard from 6-8 pm. Jalak Jobanputra, CEO of Future Perfect Ventures will be interviewing me. You need to RSVP by April 1 to dianafontani@miamibeachfl.gov.     Saturday, April 9: I will be on a panel at the <a href= "https://www.keyschool.org/community/annapolis-book-festival"> Annapolis Book Festival</a> at 11 am.    Tuesday, April 12: I will be at StartupGrind’s global event in Redwood City, which is focused this year on Web3 (time → TBD).    May 4-7: I will be at the PBS Seattle Crosscut Festival, which takes place from May 4-7.    May 23-25: I will be at the Oslo Freedom Forum which takes place from May 23 to 25. Details on these events are TBD.    Thank you to our sponsors! [Crypto.com] (http://crypto.com/) : <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>            Beefy Finance: <a href= "https://beefy.finance/">https://beefy.finance</a>     Cross River Bank: [https://crossriver.com/crypto] (https://crossriver.com/crypto) Episode Links   George Kikvadze, executive vice chairman at BitFury Group ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/BitfuryGeorge">https://twitter.com/BitfuryGeorge</a> ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-kikvadze-6256175/?originalSubdomain=nl"> https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-kikvadze-6256175/</a>   Illia Polosukhin, co-founder NEAR Protocol ---Twitter: ​<a href= "https://twitter.com/ilblackdragon">https://twitter.com/ilblackdragon</a>  ---LinkedIn: <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/illia-polosukhin-77b6538/"> https://www.linkedin.com/in/illia-polosukhin-77b6538/</a>  ---Raising $ for Ukraine via Unchain Fund --- ------<a href= "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-09/ukraine-s-crypto-community-sends-donation-support-after-russia-invasion"> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-09/ukraine-s-crypto-community-sends-donation-support-after-russia-invasion</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/01/absolutely-surreal-inside-a-fund-raising-millions-in-crypto-for-besieged-ukraine/"> https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/01/absolutely-surreal-inside-a-fund-raising-millions-in-crypto-for-besieged-ukraine/</a>  ------<a href= "https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/26/22952357/ukraine-bitcoin-ethereum-donation-vitalik-buterin"> https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/26/22952357/ukraine-bitcoin-ethereum-donation-vitalik-buterin</a> ------<a href= "https://thedefiant.io/ukraine-blockchain-development-teams/"> https://thedefiant.io/ukraine-blockchain-development-teams/</a>    Unchain Fund: <a href= "https://unchain.fund/">https://unchain.fund/</a>  Come Back Alive: <a href= "https://www.comebackalive.in.ua/">https://www.comebackalive.in.ua/</a> Government Website for Crypto Donations: ​​<a href= "https://donate.thedigital.gov.ua/">https://donate.thedigital.gov.ua/</a>    Ukraine x Crypto ---Ukraine purchasing supplies --- ------<a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/07/ukraine-is-buying-bulletproof-vests-and-night-vision-goggles-using-crypto/"> https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/07/ukraine-is-buying-bulletproof-vests-and-night-vision-goggles-using-crypto/</a>  ------<a href= "https://twitter.com/abornyakov/status/1502231351273172992?s=21"> https://twitter.com/abornyakov/status/1502231351273172992?s=21</a> ---Live update from on Ukrainian crypto funds received --- ------<a href= "https://www.elliptic.co/blog/live-updates-millions-in-crypto-crowdfunded-for-the-ukrainian-military"> https://www.elliptic.co/blog/live-updates-millions-in-crypto-crowdfunded-for-the-ukrainian-military</a>  ---Ukraine accepting crypto: <a href= "https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1497594592438497282"> https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1497594592438497282</a>  ---Ukraine NFT launch to reflect history --- ------<a href= "https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/13/ukraine-nft-history-of-russian-invasion-war"> https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/13/ukraine-nft-history-of-russian-invasion-war</a>   Unchained Coverage ---<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-ukraine-is-leveraging-crypto-in-its-fight-against-russia/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-ukraine-is-leveraging-crypto-in-its-fight-against-russia/</a> ---<a href= "https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-in-the-first-crypto-war-how-should-the-money-be-spent/"> https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-in-the-first-crypto-war-how-should-the-money-be-spent/</a>  ... 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22 Mar 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:25

22 Mar 2022


#342

Punk6529 on the Significance of Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks - Ep.331

In his first podcast appearance ever, Punk6529, known for writing massive threads on Crypto Twitter, discusses the cultural and historical significance of Bored Ape Yacht Club creator Yuga Labs purchasing the intellectual property rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits from Larva Labs. Topics: ---how CryptoPunks set the industry standard for PFP projects ---how Bored Ape Yacht Club distinguished itself from CryptoPunks – and other NFT projects ---why 6529 is bullish on the utility of intellectual property rights and commercial use being granted to NFT holders by Yuga Labs ---why 6529 believes Yuga Labs will be good stewards of CryptoPunks ---how NFTs (and Bitcoin) are leveraging memes and social construction to go mainstream  ---what 6529 thinks Larva Labs’ legacy will be in the NFT space ---how royalty revenue streams led to the Yuga Labs purchase of Meebits and CryptoPunk IP ---why 6529 is unsure about the significance of metaverse real estate ---what 6529 thinks about ApeCoin Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a>    Coinchange: <a href= "https://coinchange.io/">https://coinchange.io</a>   OnJuno: <a href= "https://onjuno.com/">https://onjuno.com/</a>   Upcoming Book Events Friday, March 26: I’ll be on the Harvard campus at HBS Aldrich 011 from 4 pm ET - 5 pm ET. I’ll be interviewed about my book by NF Castle’s Michelle Choi and will also do a signing.  Saturday, March 27: I’ll be moderating a panel at the Harvard Blockchain conference from 3-3:45 pm. The panel will include NFT artist Pplpleasr, NF Castle’s Will Lobkowicz and Michele Choi, and Nifty Gateway COO Patrick McLaren.  Wednesday, March 30: I’ll be <a href= "https://athome.sixsenses.com/cryptocurrencies-laura-shin-registration?_ga=2.227073557.927661223.1646586406-2001390747.1646405266"> speaking (remotely) with Six Senses</a> about The Cryptopians at 2 pm ET. Be sure to save your spot soon – space is limited! Tuesday, April 5: I will be doing a reading and signing hosted by the City of Miami Beach and Future Perfect Ventures at Sky Yard from 6-8 pm. Jalak Jobanputra, CEO of Future Perfect Ventures will be interviewing me. You need to RSVP by April 1 to <a href= "mailto:dianafontani@miamibeachfl.gov">dianafontani@miamibeachfl.gov</a>.   Saturday, April 9: I will be on a panel at the <a href= "https://www.keyschool.org/community/annapolis-book-festival"> Annapolis Book Festival</a> at 11 am.  Tuesday, April 12: I will be at StartupGrind’s global event in Redwood City, which is focused this year on Web3 (time → TBD).  May 4-7: I will be at the PBS Seattle Crosscut Festival, which takes place from May 4-7.  May 23-25: I will be at the Oslo Freedom Forum which takes place from May 23 to 25. Details on these events are TBD.    Episode Links   6529 ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/punk6529">https://twitter.com/punk6529</a>  ---Threads: <a href= "https://threadreaderapp.com/user/punk6529">https://threadreaderapp.com/user/punk6529</a>   Miscellaneous ---Yuga Labs purchase of Larva Labs IP: <a href= "https://decrypt.co/94898/bored-ape-yacht-club-yuga-labs-cryptopunks-larva-labs"> https://decrypt.co/94898/bored-ape-yacht-club-yuga-labs-cryptopunks-larva-labs</a>  ---Yuga Labs metaverse land plans: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137829/bored-ape-yacht-club-yuga-labs-virtual-land-sales-metaverse"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137829/bored-ape-yacht-club-yuga-labs-virtual-land-sales-metaverse</a> ---ApeCoin: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/138156/apecoin-tied-to-bored-ape-nft-ecosystem-debuts-with-planned-community-airdrop"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/138156/apecoin-tied-to-bored-ape-nft-ecosystem-debuts-with-planned-community-airdrop</a>  ---Punk 6529 on the Yuga Labs purchase: <a href= "https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1502595586960367617.html"> https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1502595586960367617.html</a>  ... Read more

18 Mar 2022

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:31

18 Mar 2022


#341

What Is It Like to Only Work for DAOs? Chase Chapman Tells All - Ep.330

Jack of all metaverse-trades Chase Chapman discusses her experience working for DAOs, how DAO tooling and governance can improve, and drops a hot take about Discord. Chase brings a unique perspective to Unchained as a co-founder and advisor at Decentology, host of On the Other Side podcast, and active DAO contributor at Orca, Index Coop, and Rabbit Hole. Show topics: ---how Chase got into crypto ---new avenues for bringing more women into crypto ---how DAOs change the nature of work ---how Chase gets paid – and why her accountants might start ducking her calls ---why Chase is passionate about DAOs having a core set of values ---why Chase thinks terms like “permissionless” and “decentralized” should not be used to describe DAOs ---what DAOs can learn from corporate structures ---why Chase is coming around to the idea that DAOs might not need a single HR department ---how DAOs are dealing with inactive whale token holders versus DAO contributors (who own smaller amounts of token) ---what suggestions Chase has for some of the recent big DAO controversies involving Ethereum Name Service and SushiSwap ---the role of anonymity in DAOs ---which DAO tools Chase is impressed with and what SnapShot has in common with Wikipedia ---why Discord is not that bad for DAO management ---how Chase envisions DAOs and NFTs intersecting in the future ---what DAO trends Chase is looking forward to in the coming months Sponsors Crypto.com: <a href= "https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021"> https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021</a> Beefy Finance: <a href= "https://beefy.finance/">https://beefy.finance</a>     Cross River Bank: [https://crossriver.com/crypto] (https://crossriver.com/crypto) Episode Links   Chase Chapman ---Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/chaserchapman">https://twitter.com/chaserchapman</a> ---Jobs --- ------Decentology: <a href= "https://www.decentology.com/">https://www.decentology.com/</a>  ------On the Other Side: <a href= "https://www.othersidepod.xyz/">https://www.othersidepod.xyz/</a>  ------Index Coop: ​​<a href= "https://twitter.com/indexcoop">https://twitter.com/indexcoop</a> ------Orca Protocol: <a href= "https://twitter.com/OrcaProtocol">https://twitter.com/OrcaProtocol</a> ------RabbitHole: <a href= "https://twitter.com/rabbithole_gg">https://twitter.com/rabbithole_gg</a>    Interesting tweets/blogs/podcasts from Chase on DAOs ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1460257486888448003"> https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1460257486888448003</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1500136746301992961"> https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1500136746301992961</a>  ---<a href= "https://mirror.xyz/chappy.eth/Rw4sMBofUrVGj3QjzErkWkP9UNP1JYhcyX7CLOwgUD4"> https://mirror.xyz/chappy.eth/Rw4sMBofUrVGj3QjzErkWkP9UNP1JYhcyX7CLOwgUD4</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1483124528679211022"> https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1483124528679211022</a>  ---​​<a href= "https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1494359483958636550">https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1494359483958636550</a>  ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1491856996819247111"> https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1491856996819247111</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1492210731789520897"> https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1492210731789520897</a>    Miscellaneous Mentions ---she256: <a href= "https://twitter.com/she_256">https://twitter.com/she_256</a>  ---Snapshot: <a href= "https://twitter.com/SnapshotLabs">https://twitter.com/SnapshotLabs</a>  ---Brantly Millegan is staying at ENS Foundation: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/03/07/brantly-millegan-remains-a-director-of-ens-foundation-after-failed-attempt-to-boot-him/"> https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/03/07/brantly-millegan-remains-a-director-of-ens-foundation-after-failed-attempt-to-boot-him/</a>  ---SushiSwap leadership drama: <a href= "https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/12/08/sushi-cto-joseph-delong-resigns-after-reports-of-project-infighting/"> https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/12/08/sushi-cto-joseph-delong-resigns-after-reports-of-project-infighting/</a>  ---Wonderland drama: <a href= "https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/131931/avalanche-defi-wonderland-time-0xsifu-quadrigacx-patryn"> https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/131931/avalanche-defi-wonderland-time-0xsifu-quadrigacx-patryn</a>  ---Coordinape: <a href= "https://coordinape.com/">https://coordinape.com/</a>  ... Read more

15 Mar 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:25

15 Mar 2022