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This is Coindesk's Opinionated, a roundtable debate that fascinates with each new thought provoking guest. It's the place to convey strong ideas, and at times share in the latest casual controversy. Join Features editor Ben Schiller and reporters Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson as they push the conversation further with their own criticisms and reactions to the latest bitcoin and crypto news from around the world. Be the first to hear Opinionated by subscribing to the CoinDesk Reports podcas ...
 
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A reading of Max Baucus’ recent essay. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” reading is Max Baucus’ “The Urgent Need for Regulatory Clarity on Stablecoins.” - Nexo is a powerful, all-in-one crypto platform where you can securely store your crypto. Invest, borrow, exchange and earn up to 17% APR on Bitco…
 
On today's show, former U.S. Ambassador to China and U.S. Senator, Max Baucus, makes a call for regulatory clarity on stablecoins. Read the story here. This episode is sponsored by Kava. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust - Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world’s biggest crypto assets. C…
 
Startups raised $1.5 billion and funds raised $2 billion in just the last week. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. In today’s “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at a slew of funding rounds announced this week, including: Near Protocol, $150 million ZeroHash, $105 million Checkout.com, $1 billion SEBA, $119 million DeFi Alliance (now Allianc…
 
On today's show, Will Gottsegen, CoinDesk's media and culture reporter, takes a look at one critique of Web3 and how it’s not that different from Web2, not yet at least. Read the story here. This episode is sponsored by Kava. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust - Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely acro…
 
And putting 1% of their treasury into crypto. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. This was, NLW argues, a very good week for crypto. He covers: The mayor of Rio announcing big bitcoin/crypto support this week Strike launching in Argentina Northwest Arkansas offering tech workers $10,000 in BTC and a bike to move to the region A cong…
 
In theory, crypto and blockchain technology present unique opportunities to improve, accelerate and strengthen global aid efforts. In practice, geopolitical challenges and complexities in distribution hinder projects before they’ve even had a chance to deploy the new technology. Joining “Money Reimagined” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren are S…
 
In theory, crypto and blockchain technology present unique opportunities to improve, accelerate and strengthen global aid efforts. In practice, geopolitical challenges and complexities in distribution hinder projects before they’ve even had a chance to deploy the new technology. Joining “Money Reimagined” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren are S…
 
With crypto markets slightly dipping and a look at why we need rules if we want our virtual worlds to be free and open, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: ... Read the full show notes here. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. - Kava lets you mint stablec…
 
A new approach to helping Bitcoin developers fight frivolous lawsuits. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. On today’s episode, NLW covers: The new Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund from Jack Dorsey and others Crypto nuggets from 250 pages of former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s emails The latest out of the Agriculture and Energy comm…
 
“By the end of the year, all of the notable RIAs in this space are going to be in. I don’t necessarily mean allocating, but just doing something whether it’s education, webinars, tax planning, estate planning." In this episode of “On Purpose,” host Tyrone Ross dives into his predictions for crypto and the wealth management industry in 2022. Perhaps…
 
With crypto markets regaining bullish sentiment and a look at how DAOs will change the customer experience, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: Solana Top Gainer Among Crypto Majors After BofA Endorsement, Rising NFT Activity First Mover Asia: Crypto Prices Rise on Bette…
 
It all comes down to market expectations. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. Markets have been nervous since last week’s FOMC meeting minutes revealed the Fed was considering early “balance sheet normalization” or quantitative tightening. At yesterday’s confirmation hearings, Fed Chair Jerome Powell tried to soften the Fed’s stance…
 
“All my life, I’ve gotten to where I’ve gotten to by doing things that other people wouldn’t do … putting myself into situations that could make or break me.” Superstar Matt James is used to putting his head, heart and resources on the line, whether it’s on romantic reality show “The Bachelor” or investing in crypto. A self-described risk-taker, Ja…
 
With crypto markets rebounding and a look at how Web 3 finds a fairer way to pay for its developers, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: ... Read the full show notes here. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. - Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow,…
 
Plus a billionaire reveals he holds 50% of his net worth in bitcoin. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW covers the latest news from macro and the crypto space, including: Value investing legend Bill Miller holds 50% of his net worth in bitcoin Paradigm invests in Citadel Securities’ first …
 
With crypto markets showing signs of a slight rebound and a look at how to stay sane during a crypto crash, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: Bitcoin’s Near 40% Slide Weighs on Crypto Stocks While Coinbase Outperforms Stock Futures Edge Up Ahead of Powell Confirmation …
 
A Fed shift from QE to QT and a political battle over austerity and inflation. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. Last week, the December FOMC meeting minutes revealed that not only was the Fed expecting at least 3 rate hikes in 2022, they were actively considering “balance sheet normalization” (read: quantitative tightening). In t…
 
With crypto markets threatening a dip under major support levels and a close look at what makes Web 3.0 so complicated, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: ... Read the full show notes here. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. - Kava lets you mint stablec…
 
2022 has just begun. What will the hot topics in crypto be this year? On this episode of “Opinionated,” hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson kick off the new year with a discussion on the future and purpose of emerging technologies such as Web 3 and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Though both include egalitarian philos…
 
2022 has just begun. What will the hot topics in crypto be this year? On this episode of “Opinionated,” hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson kick off the new year with a discussion on the future and purpose of emerging technologies such as Web 3 and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Though both include egalitarian philos…
 
This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, correspondent George Frankly shares another surprising look at glitches in human behavior and what we can learn from them. In this episode we explore the endowment effect, the phenomenon of collectible cryptocurrency wallets and more. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. - Nexo is a powerful, all-in-one crypto pla…
 
An analysis of the the meaning of the Twitter fight between Jack Dorsey and Chris Dixon. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. This week’s Long Reads Sunday features a reading of David Z. Morris’ “What Jack Dorsey’s Beef With ‘Web 3′ Is Really About” - Nexo is a powerful, all-in-one crypto platform where you can securely store your cr…
 
On today's show, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist, David Z. Morris briefly recaps the biggest advancements crypto has made in 2021 and makes 21 predictions on how it will evolve into 2022. This is Part 2 of a 2 part weekend special. Read the story here. This episode is sponsored by Kava. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust - Kava …
 
From bitcoin mining disruptions to NFT booms to Fed disruptions, it was quite a week. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. In the first 2022 edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW looks at: The Fed’s impact on crypto markets. The situation in Kazakhstan and how it impacts bitcoin mining. NFTs finding their way into U.S. politics. And more!…
 
On today's show, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist, David Z. Morris briefly recaps the biggest advancements crypto has made in 2021 and makes 21 predictions on how it will evolve into 2022. This is Part 1 of a 2 part weekend special. Read the story here. Additional Reading: Do NFTs' Crazy Valuations Make Them Art? A Leading Collector Says No How …
 
A brief overview of the protests that have rocked the Central Asian company over the last week. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW provides a basic primer on the escalating political crisis in Kazakhstan. He covers: The country’s basic economic overview and modern political history. The fu…
 
This episode is sponsored by Quantstamp and Nexo.io. “We can’t use 1920s to 1940s definitions in securities laws for digital assets … We need to bring our laws into the 21st century,” Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) says. Cryptocurrency has emerged as a topic around which representatives from both sides of the aisle can create coalitions with aligned int…
 
This episode is sponsored by Quantstamp and Nexo.io. “We can’t use 1920s to 1940s definitions in securities laws for digital assets … We need to bring our laws into the 21st century,” Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) says. Cryptocurrency has emerged as a topic around which representatives from both sides of the aisle can create coalitions with aligned int…
 
With crypto markets continuing to drop and a look at how a bestselling author is approaching a new book about the Bored Ape Yacht Club, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: Bitcoin Slips to 3-Month Low, Analysts Divided on Impact of Fed's Tightening Ether Sees Higher Liqu…
 
Spoiler alert: It’s the Fed – same as every other risk asset. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at one of the most important relationships in economics: the relationship between Fed statements and market actions. With bitcoin cratering under $43,000 NLW explores: The Fed’s relationship with mark…
 
“Onramp does write three things: education, access and tools. ‘E.A.T.,’ we help the RIA space eat.” In this second part of “On Purpose” host Tyrone Ross’ state of the union episode, Ross explains how Onramp aims to help registered investment advisors (RIAs) integrate crypto into their services by providing education, access and tools. As crypto as …
 
With crypto markets dipping after news that the Fed will begin tapering or winding back its asset-buying program, and a look at the future of stablecoins, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: Polkadot, Solana Biggest Losers Among Top Cryptos Bitcoin Falls Below $43K, Lead…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the latest news out of NFTs, including: Samsung’s NFT TV announcement OpenSea’s fundraise at a $13.3 billion valuation Bored Apes flippen CryptoPunks A South Korean presidential candidate is giving away NFTs to donors - Nexo is a powerful, all-in…
 
With crypto markets oscillating around local lows and a look at a few stories of the price some pay (literally) for carelessness in the world of NFTs, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: ... Read the full show notes here. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blus…
 
A roundup of global mining, regulatory and CBDC news. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. On today’s episode, NLW rounds up news from the last few weeks of 2021, including updates on the global bitcoin mining landscape as well as central bank digital currency (CBDC) and regulatory updates from the United States, China, India, Europe…
 
With bitcoin continuing to trade mostly flat and a look at the growing independence of altcoins, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: CRV Extends Rally as 'Curve Wars' Intensify Cosmos-Based Exchange Osmosis Crosses $1B in Locked Value UK stocks rally after new year's bre…
 
“The crypto space and the traditional financial advisor space, they don't speak the same language, they're dancing to a different beat. Onramp needs to be the DJ.” In this episode of “On Purpose,” host Tyrone Ross recounts the origin story of Onramp Invest. From Onramp’s founding principles to its impact to today, Ross covers the key moments in the…
 
The genesis block “Easter egg” provided the beginning of an ideology for the nascent network. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. Thirteen years ago today, Satoshi released the Bitcoin genesis block - block 0. Embedded in it was a quote, “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks." In today’s episode, NLW…
 
With bitcoin and ether hovering in the same range through most of December and a look at five ways that money could be reimagined in 2022, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Kava. Today's Stories: ... Read the full show notes here. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. - Kava le…
 
A powerful countdown to kick off the new year. This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. On “The Breakdown’s” first episode of the new year, NLW looks at the most important power shifts that he’s watching this year, including: Fed vs. stock market U.S. midterm elections Stablecoins vs. CBDCs China and Russia vs. the dollar Bitcoin vs. fia…
 
On today's show, Pavel Bains, CEO of Bluzelle, reflects on how revolutionary Hip Hop was in the 90s and relates that effect to the evolution of Web 3 today. Read the story here. This episode is sponsored by Kava. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust with additional production support by Jonas Huck. - Kava lets you mint stablecoins, le…
 
On today's show, Founding co-president at Association of Cryptocurrency Journalists and Researchers, Joon Ian Wong, takes a close look at how communities are built around NFTs and what continues to hold them together. Read the story here. This episode is sponsored by Kava. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust with additional productio…
 
NLW is joined by the founders of Blockworks. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On the final episode of “The Breakdown’s” “End of Year Extravaganza,” NLW is joined by Jason Yanowitz and Michael Ippolito, the founders of Blockworks, a growing media company focused on the stories shaping the crypto space. Find our guests on Twitter: @JasonYanowitz @…
 
On today's show, Maria Bustillos, founder of the alt-global publication Popula and helped start the Brick House media collective, takes a top down look at how Web 3 is spurring a creative frenzy into new and exciting projects. Read the story here. This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis. This episode was edited & …
 
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