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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.
 
This podcast is dedicated to helping the Enterprise Fintech industry navigate the threats and opportunities of the 2020s. Each episode features an interview with an executive or thought leader, discussing topics such as marketing, growth, sales, culture, career and more. If you’re looking to overcome your growth challenges and discover new ideas to engage with your prospects and clients or learn best practices from B2B Fintech experts, this show is for you.
 
In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.
 
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Lyn Alden is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, which provides market research to hundreds of thousands of individual investors and financial professionals. Lyn’s focus is on value investing with a global macro overlay, including currency differentials, shifts in monetary policy, and equity valuations. In this conversation, we discuss mo…
 
ShapeShift recently announced an intent to decentralize -- a move that would transition the one-time centralized exchange to a full-on DAO. Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, comes onto the show to talk about decentralizing the exchange, along with his thoughts on Bitcoin maximalism and crypto regulation. Show highlights: why ShapeShift …
 
This weekend’s upward market movements could have come from a variety of driving forces. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Crypto’s green weekend was the biggest surge in recent months. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes the various forces behind the success, including: An Amazon job posting and token rumor Viral tweets from a teena…
 
Eliot Brown writes about startups and venture capital out of The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco office. He previously covered commercial real estate and economic development from New York City. Eliot’s new book, The Cult of We, breaks down what happened over the last few years with WeWork. In this conversation, we discuss WeWork, startup fundi…
 
Polina Pompliano is the founder of The Profile, a new age media company that studies the world’s most successful people and companies. She previously was a technology reporter at Fortune and also happens to be my wife. In this conversation, we discuss the economics behind the Olympics, how Olympians make money, the net worth of your favorite compet…
 
The U.S. faces a choice between integrating proven stablecoins or outlawing them in favor of a monopolized CBDC. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s recent essay “Why Central Bankers Invoke Free Banking to Attack Stablecoins.” - NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for Bitcoin, is making…
 
If you landed in medieval times, could you build a phone? Or something even simpler, a pencil? Join hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy & Jonathan Mohan for a deep dive into the wildly empowering, complex and terrifyingly automated world we live in. This wide ranging, philosophical discussion touches on such topics as th…
 
Will Clemente is a Finance Major at East Carolina University. He has quickly become one of my favorite writers on all things bitcoin, including deep dives on various onchain analytics. Subscribe to Will’s new email newsletter here: https://btcbywc3.substack.com/ In this conversation, we discuss RSI, perpetual funding rate, strong hand accumulation,…
 
If regulation is unavoidable, now may be a better time to deal with it than later. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW covers: Institutional interest revamping The B Word conference, Elon’s reveal of SpaceX BTC holdings NFT platform OpenSea’s funding round success Regulatory bodies pursuing BlockFi - NYDIG…
 
A stream of institutional news revives the previously stagnant narrative. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. This week, institutional involvement was revived after the past few months’ inactivity. NLW covers new evidence for institutional interest, including: A billionaire you can’t ignore JPMorgan offering crypto exposure Galaxy Digital’s big ban…
 
Marcelo Lebre is the CTO and co-founder of Remote. Marcelo previously worked as the VP of Engineering at Unbabel, has held several CTO positions and is a startup advisor. In this conversation, we discuss the remote working trend, compensation structures, legalities and compliance of paying international employees, democratization and decentralizati…
 
Neha Narula, director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, discusses Elon Musk’s appearance at ‘The B Word’ conference, along with a few current events in the Bitcoin world. Show highlights: her main takeaway from ‘The B Word’ conference why governance plays an essential role in Bitcoin’s block size arguments what Neha thinks of…
 
Three crypto personalities provide varying perspectives on bitcoin and the future of the space. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” host NLW dissects a highly-anticipated discussion between Cathie Wood, Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk at yesterday’s “The B Word” conference, including: Wood’s predictions of deflation ra…
 
Greg Foss is the CFO and Bitcoin Strategist at Validus Power Corp. He has spent over 30 years of his career in various credit markets, where he has managed hundreds of millions of dollars. In this conversation, we discuss nation state defaults, credit markets, bitcoin, decentralized central banks, asset allocation, flare gas capture mining, and Sou…
 
Bitcoin’s rebound following a gloomy week may be an expression of a shifting macro narrative. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Bitcoin is up just over 7% in the last 24 hours, following its first close below $30,000 since New Year’s Day. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW proposes possible explanations for this reversal, including: Competin…
 
Will Clemente is a Finance Major at East Carolina University. He has quickly become one of my favorite writers on all things bitcoin, including deep dives on various onchain analytics. We are joined this week by David Puell, the OG on-chain analyst. Subscribe to Will’s new email newsletter here: https://btcbywc3.substack.com/ Read Daivd’s work here…
 
Crypto finds itself in an inevitable set of regulatory battles. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.” In this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW examines crypto’s current “and then they fight you” phase, citing recent regulatory battles: New Jersey’s BlockFi interest …
 
Michael Wu is the founder & CEO of Amber Group, a Hong Kong-based crypto finance startup that provides trading and asset management services. In this conversation, we discuss building a crypto unicorn, servicing institutions, market making, crypto finance, and centralized vs decentralized services. ======================= Remote makes it easy for c…
 
Gurvais Grigg, Chainalysis public sector CTO, and Kim Grauer, director of research at Chainalysis, review the ransomware landscape. Show Highlights: their backgrounds and roles at Chainalysis how a ransomware attack works what types of businesses are usually targeted in ransomware attacks why ransomware as a service (RAAS) is a booming business why…
 
VCs may lose their position as gatekeepers to startup success. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. In addition to the deep dive into distributed autonomous organizations, or DAOs, and their future in venture capital, today’s “The Brief” covers: Bitcoin futures trading approved for some Bank of America clients Stablecoin discussions entering the upp…
 
An argument that the Bitcoin network is a public good and governments should invest in public goods. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” is a reading of “Bitcoin: An Orange New Deal” by Andrew Bailey and Bradley Rettler. - NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for Bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of ban…
 
An in-depth, historical look at how and why government statistics have changed over time. Starting this week the Speaking of Bitcoin show joins the CoinDesk Podcast Network This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, the hosts are joined by John Williams, rogue economist and long-time Editor of ShadowStats.com, a data source that tracks everything from infla…
 
Those expecting another El Salvador are sure to be disappointed. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW covers: The latest in Binance’s global regulatory troubles Leaked crypto legislation from Paraguay Capital Group’s big bet on MicroStrategy The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority slated to spend £11M on an …
 
Episode: Chris King the Founder and CEO of Eaglebrook Advisors, which provides independent financial advisors with seamless, secure, and compliant access to Bitcoin and digital assets through their proprietary separately managed account platform. Insight: The Bitcoin conversation is mainstream and it's difficult for financial advisors to avoid it. …
 
A new initiative from Jack Dorsey will be a full business unit inside the company. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Today on the Brief: The mixed state of the U.S. government on crypto China’s e-CNY will have native smart contracts Saquon Barkley to take endorsement money in BTC Our main discussion: Square has announced a new initiative, titled …
 
Greg Beard is the co-founder and CEO of Stronghold Digital Mining, a vertically integrated cryptocurrency miner. He previously oversaw Apollo’s investment activities in the energy, metals and mining and agriculture sectors. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin mining, environmental impact, coal waste energy production, vertical integration for …
 
Christine Parker, partner at Reed Smith, summarizes the slew of regulatory headlines facing Binance and how such scrutiny may affect the exchange going forward. Show highlights: which countries are investigating Binance why it has been difficult for governing bodies to regulate Binance whether the reports that regulatory bodies, like the CFTC/IRS/D…
 
Cryptocurrencies were once a hedge play that could no longer be ignored, but now Larry Fink sees “very little investor demand” for crypto. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW addresses recent shifts in institutional and regulatory discussions on crypto, including: How BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sees the state o…
 
Jack Mallers is the founder of Zap, which has created Strike, an application that allows anyone to send money instantly, with no fees, anywhere in the world. Saquon Barkley is the best running back in the NFL and plays for the New York Giants. In this conversation, we discuss Saquon being paid in bitcoin, financial education, Strike, inflation, and…
 
While the European Central Bank accelerates its digital euro project, one Fed official throws cold water on U.S. CBDC plans. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes a stablecoin-focused speech from Randal Quarles, vice chair of the Federal Reserve, starting with a primer on developing trends related to t…
 
Alex Morris is the man behind The Science of Hitting, a new equity research offering. Alex has an MBA and CFA, but really cut his teeth by publishing his equity research publicly for everyone to scrutinize. You can subscribe to his equity research here: https://thescienceofhitting.substack.com/ In this conversation, we discuss the Costco story, mem…
 
One early bitcoin investor with a traditional background is less concerned about any upcoming bubble. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes value investor turned bitcoin bull Bill Miller’s contrarian take on a possible upcoming market bubble. Miller’s background lies in traditional markets, with a mass…
 
Peter Schiff is the Chief Economist and Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital. In this conversation, we discuss inflation, monetary policy, gold, bitcoin, taxes, and becoming a billionaire. ======================= Revolut is a finance app in the US and UK, that say they're the simplest way to access crypto. Sign up today at Revolut.com/pomp and…
 
Aaron Wright, co-founder of OpenLaw and Professor at Cardozo Law, and Ross Campbell, SushiSwap core developer and LexDAO contributor, discuss the latest breakthroughs and legal implications in the burgeoning world of DAOs. Show highlights: how Aaron and Ross fell down the crypto rabbit hole whether a DAO, like Curve, could sue to protect its IP whe…
 
Some argue bitcoin wealth is exhausting the world’s productive potential. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. In this episode, NLW focuses on: Inflation measures, impacts and who’s to blame News out of Paraguay concerning pro-bitcoin legislation A recent “Wall Street Journal” survey of economists revealed they expect higher inflation rates to persi…
 
Gagan Biyani is the co-founder and CEO of Maven, a new platform for cohort-based courses. He was a co-founder of Udemy, a large online education company, and was co-founder and CEO of Sprig, a food delivery company. In this conversation, we discuss online education, cohort-based courses, building a startup, importance of focus, scaling platforms, B…
 
A reading of an excerpt of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler and a responding essay. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads an excerpt from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s questions to SEC Chairman Gensler about crypto and crypto exchanges. NLW then reads an essay responding …
 
Circle and Robinhood are both coming to public markets, but will they re-excite those markets when it comes to crypto? This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of “The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at how Wall Street momentum in crypto rose last year only to fade this year. With Circle coming to markets via a SPAC merger and Robin…
 
Will Clemente is a Finance Major at East Carolina University. He has quickly become one of my favorite writers on all things bitcoin, including deep dives on various onchain analytics. We are joined this week by Willy Woo, the OG on-chain analyst. Subscribe to Will’s new email newsletter here: https://btcbywc3.substack.com/ Subscribe to Willy Woo’s…
 
President Biden’s decisive action to promote competition in the U.S. reflects a decreasing public approval of Big Tech. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes President Joe Biden’s “Factsheet: Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” including: The shift in public sentiment aga…
 
Max Carjuzaa is the co-founder and CEO of Money On Chain. In this conversation, we discuss Money on Chain, bitcoin defi, bitcoin collateral, bitcoin ethos, Argentina’s economy, and censorship resistance. ======================= Matrixport, Asia’s fastest growing digital asset platform with $10 billion in assets under management and custody, it offe…
 
Aleksander Larsen, co-founder and COO of Axie Infinity, discusses Axie Infinity’s recent growth, which has seen the platform do 20X the volume of NBA Top Shot in recent days. Show highlights: what is Axie Infinity? why there has been such an uptick in network activity and profitability how the Axie Infinity team came together how Axie Infinity uses…
 
With so many strong opinions about the mechanisms behind GBTC and BTC plays, the answer is elusive. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. NLW explores the debate surrounding the GBTC unlock’s bearish or bullish nature on this episode of “The Breakdown,” including: Historical impacts of market structure on prices GBTC’s influence on markets as its pre…
 
Nick Sopchak and Rushir Parikh are the co-founders of PopChew, where creators launch their food brands. PopChew has developed a new drop-ship style of executing the launch and operations of a national food brand. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin Pizza, the origin story, how we launched it, metrics of success, what we are doing next, and why…
 
The context for news about states fighting crypto is a larger set of historical and geopolitical forces. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW explores what he calls “the shifting tectonic plates of the global social order.” On one side, he argues, are the forces of de-globalization, with nations turning inward and focus…
 
REvil, the ransomware group behind the Colonial Pipeline attack, strikes again. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this extended-brief style episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW discusses recent news, FUD and policy in the world of crypto, including: The ransomware group behind the Colonial Pipeline attack strikes again An increasing list of regulat…
 
Patrick Stanley is the founder and CEO of CityCoins, a new product that allows you to support your favorite cities while earning yield in Bitcoin. In this conversation, we discuss CityCoins, how they work, municipal equity vs debt, government’s role, how citizens benefit, why this benefits bitcoin, and why Miami was the first city. ================…
 
Kevin Zhang, vice president of business development at Foundry, breaks down the latest developments surrounding China and bitcoin mining. Show highlights: how he came across crypto and which Bitcoin OG he joined at Bitcoin.com to help start its mining operations arm what Foundry does and its relationship with Digital Currency Group (DCG) why DCG wa…
 
A conversation with the Circle CEO about the prospects for traditional finance to move into DeFi. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. This conversation was originally released as a sponsored content webinar from Circle and CoinDesk. NLW decided to release it on his podcast of his own volition and was not paid to do so. The conversation covers why i…
 
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