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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.
 
The world of crypto can sometimes seem really complex - and it can feel intimidating to dive into! Join us on The Crypto Explorer, a podcast by Sygnum, the World's first Digital Asset Bank. In short, snappy episodes with industry leaders and sector specialists, we take a dive into the different aspects of an exciting, emerging asset-class. This is Future Finance – and if you want to understand why it matters and where to begin, this podcast is for you.
 
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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.
 
The podcast is about the future of investing, without the hype. It is home to two series hosted by George Aliferis who interviews the operators, thought leaders and investors that are shaping the future of our financial fabric. The Fintech Files, our original series, is investigating (think X-Files but for Fintech) B2B Fintech to discover new technologies and to understand what goes on behind the scene as financial services are being remodelled. The Future of Investing explores key themes in ...
 
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This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: FTX Exploiter Developments Binance's CZ Reportedly Met…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. For this edition of “Grateful for Bitcoin,” NLW is joined by Matt Lohstroh, cofounder of Giga Energy. Matt and Giga are leaders in the bitcoin gas flare mining space. On this episode, he and NLW discuss the state of the bitcoin mining industry and how it’s changed over the years. Find our gue…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. A holiday short of the most valuable crypto stories for 2022. “Hash” host Will Foxley answers what the biggest story of the year was for him and why? In addition, what is his main focus in the crypto industry? This episode has been produced and edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is…
 
Gabriel Haines, a crypto content creator, comes on this 2022 Thanksgiving edition of Unchained to talk about his videos and leave a positive message for these holidays. Show highlights: how Gabriel started doing his very unique type of videos Gabriel's hummus eating competition how Gabriel's videos are "quite not professional" how Gabriel is moneti…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories including El Salvador's national assembly mulling a draft bill to regulate digital securities which could pave the way for issuing bitcoin-backed bonds. Plus, a closer look at Litecoin's …
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On this episode of “Grateful for Bitcoin,” NLW is joined by Voltage cofounder and CEO Graham Krizek. Voltage provides enterprise-grade infrastructure for the Lightning Network. On this episode, Graham and NLW talk about the current state of Lightning and discuss why some of the customers inte…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode of ‘Grateful for Bitcoin,’ NLW is joined by Kraken co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell. They discuss the fallout from FTX, philosophy, regulations, NFTs and how the industry can move on in a positive direction. Image: https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/illustration/close-up-han…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss how Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao has been meeting with investors in Abu Dhabi, seeking cash for the exchange's crypto recovery fund, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Cathie Wood's Ark Investment …
 
Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news concerning the collapse of FTX. Show topics: the statements of newly appointed CEO John Ray in the first day declaration why Tarun, Robert and Haseeb think SBF is possibly delusional or at least in denial whe…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss the culprit behind the $600 million exploit of crypto exchange FTX started exchanging millions of dollars worth of ether (ETH) to Ren Bitcoin (renBTC), a token that represents bitcoin on other blockchains, earl…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. Today, NLW is joined by Dan McArdle, a bitcoin OG who co-founded Messari, built Case for Bitcoin and more. In this episode, they discuss the top five times bitcoin was supposed to die. Find our guest online: https://twitter.com/robustus - Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures m…
 
Consumer investor and founder of the consumer Web3 fund, Double Down, Magdalena “Mags” Kala joins Sam and Avery as the first guest of the "Gen C" podcast. After spending years at Bain and as a consultant, Mags has a unique perspective on the power of consumer Web3 opportunities. Listen as she shares insights on what it means to be a consumer-centri…
 
Managing your own crypto assets is challenging enough in a calm market. As the crypto world faces waves of turbulence this November, we were happy to sit down with Christoph Simmchen (Safe ecosystem) and Martin Burgherr (Sygnum) to make sense of how to assess and use different custody solutions. In this new background of FTX market events, how has …
 
Kevin Zhou, cofounder of Galois Capital, and Jesse Powell, cofounder of Kraken, talk about why FTX collapsed, the warning signs, and whether it’s a catalyst for self-custodial adoption. Show highlights: the root causes of the FTX collapse, according to Jesse and Kevin whether there were warning signs of all the risks that were to come the importanc…
 
Numerous exchanges committed to proof of reserves after FTX, but is it enough? This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s newest “Let’s Actually Commit to Proofs of Reserve This Time, Okay?” - Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures markets with a 50% discount…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: Secret Foundation founder Tor Bair sha…
 
The Federal Reserve is throwing cold water on the two-week market rally. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW follows the path of the crypto contagion including the latest from FTX, Silvergate Bank and Genesis Lending. He also looks at the slate of officials the Federal Reserve trotted …
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. "The Hash" hosts dive into the extensive and nuanced parallels between FTX and Enron, including the strange twist that Enron's former lawyer is now the new CEO of FTX. Plus, Secret Foundation founder Tor Bair shares his…
 
CoinDesk speaks with Erik Voorhees, Sunny Aggarwal, Chjango Unchained, and Haseeb Qureshi to discuss DeFi, regulation and decentralized exchanges in the wake of FTX’s collapse. The executive producer for CoinDesk Podcasts is Jared Schwartz. Nia Freeman edited this episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notic…
 
Its Genesis Global Capital subsidiary stopped withdrawals earlier this week. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the latest FTX contagion discussion. He examines the Genesis withdrawal shutdown and growing question of whether it has exposed parent company Digital Currency Group to larger financi…
 
This episode is sponsored by Roofstock onChain This is a story of how something can appear to be what it is not. It’s a tale of a jarring contrast between the image the world had of Sam Bankman-Fried before FTX’s meltdown pushed the crypto world into a nauseating tailspin and the reality of a wildly mismanaged multibillion-dollar empire with what B…
 
Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, explains the first declaration from new FTX CEO John Ray in the company’s bankruptcy case. Show highlights: why CEO Ray said there's been a complete failure of corporate controls in FTX how there was no separation of accounts between Alameda and FTX whether FTX US customers are in…
 
Bankruptcy-related filings show woefully inadequate processes and billions in loans to founders. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. Today NLW covers two major updates in the FTX saga. The first is first-day declarations by FTX’s new CEO John J. Ray III that argue that, in short, FTX is worse run than Enron. The second are mess…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses New FTX CEO John J. Ray III issued a scathing assessment of "unprecedented" poor management practices by his predecessor, Sam Bankman-Fried, in a series of filings in a Delaware court. Also, …
 
Plus, a look at Apple’s plans to move semiconductor manufacturing onshore. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, NLW covers the latest fallout from the FTX collapse. Genesis Capital has paused withdrawals and loan origination, which has also led to Gemini pausing its Earn program. NLW also covers the latest in…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses the biggest stories shaping the crypto markets today, including ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's latest tweets about Alameda and his goal to "make customers whole." Plus, the lending arm of cr…
 
CoinDesk reporters discuss the latest developments in the FTX story. Join the CoinDesk newsroom with David Z. Morris, Tracy Wang, Danny Nelson, Nikhilesh De, Sam Kessler, Cheyenne Ligon and Aoyon Ashraf as they discuss the chaotic week that saw the fall of the crypto exchange FTX. The executive producer for CoinDesk Podcasts is Jared Schwartz. Elea…
 
Join Kamz and Lisa Carmen Wang, the founder and CEO of Bad Bitch Empire, a global investment collective building unapologetic worth and wealth for women. She is a four-time USA national champion and Hall of Fame gymnast, serial entrepreneur (her founded company was acquired), international speaker, and host of the “Bad Bitch Empire”podcast. Lisa is…
 
Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra were joined by Laura Shin, CEO of the show, to chop it up about the collapse of FTX. Show topics: Haseeb's explanation of the blowup of FTX whether FTX was a Ponzi scheme Sam Bankman-Fried's strategy to become a billionaire the weird sale of Serum, a projec…
 
More hedge funds announced significant losses today. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, NLW explores the state of the market in the wake of the collapse of FTX and Alameda Research. He looks at hedge funds that have reported funds stuck on FTX as well as overall liquidity conditions. He also looks at the di…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The swift and surprising collapse of FTX last week continues to send shockwaves across the crypto industry and beyond – and Capitol Hill is not immune. "The Hash" team discusses what could happen to the bipartisan Digi…
 
Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, and Thomas Braziel, founder and CEO of 507 Capital, talk about the bankruptcy of FTX. Show highlights: what the bankruptcy process of FTX is expected to look like why FTX got to the the point of filing for bankruptcy protection why Wassie thinks Alameda is dead why FTX filed for b…
 
An FTX insider on what it felt like to watch the destruction and unfolding betrayal. As NLW said on each day’s show, “in addition to them being a sponsor of the show, I also work with FTX.” On today’s show, NLW gives an insider’s view of the timeline, from the beginnings of trouble as the crypto community turned on Sam Bankman-Fried for his role in…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. Binance is setting up an industry recovery fund to help rebuild the space amid FTX contagion fear. Tron founder Justin Sun says Tron, Huobi Global and Poloniex will support Binance in its initiative. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the FTX …
 
After the events of this week, exchange reserve attestations seem more urgent than ever. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Circle. On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” a reading of Nic Carter’s 2020 essay “How to Stop the Next Quadriga: Make Exchanges Prove Their Reserves.” - Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures markets wi…
 
A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Denies Insolvency Rumors as …
 
But not enough to stop lawsuits, says Coin Center. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Circle. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at some small but potentially significant shifts to the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s sanctions against Tornado Cash, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s victory over LBRY and more. - Nexo Pr…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Crypto exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., the Bahamas-based company said Friday. CEO and founder Sam Bankman-Fried also resigned his role, but will "assist in an orderly transition." John Ray III is the new CEO. …
 
Plus a primer on the promise of zero-knowledge proofs. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Circle. Jon Wu works on growth with Aztec Network and is a deep thinker when it comes to the challenges of privacy in a digital age. In this conversation, he and NLW discuss privacy from a principle and ethics standpoint, zero-knowledge proofs and whethe…
 
This episode is sponsored by Roofstock onChain. Relm Insurance CEO Joe Ziolkowski spoke with us a few episodes ago about the growing demand for off-chain, crypto-specific insurance and the likelihood of non-crypto insurance products offered on-chain. On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren speak with Denis Pitch…
 
Erik Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, and Jordan Fish, aka Cobie, crypto investor and host of UpOnly, talk about the collapse of FTX. Show highlights: the links between FTX and Alameda what kickstarted the blowup of FTX why Erik and Cobie think that Bankman-Fried's behavior was “sociopathic” why the $10 billion hole is so shocking to Cobie consider…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories: Sam Bankman-Fried apologized on Twitter as the FTX crisis deepened, Tron network’s native TRX token momentarily surged some 4,000%, from 6 cents to $2.50, on embattled crypto exchange FTX…
 
A discussion of the state of regulatory discourse around decentralized finance. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Circle. Editor's note: This interview was recorded on Oct. 24 and so it doesn’t reference the events of the last week. On today’s “Breakdown” interview, NLW is joined by Miller Whitehouse-Levine, policy director at the DeFi Educa…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Nov. 8, 2022. Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to a new 23-month low, as CoinDesk reports cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance is highly unlikely to go through with its proposed acquisition of struggling rival FTX after less than a day of reviewing the company…
 
Plus a preview of Thursday’s October CPI numbers. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and FTX US. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the U.S. election results, including pro-crypto candidates who were elected (or re-elected) and what the overall balance of power means for crypto and business in general. He also previews Thursday’s October in…
 
CoinDesk’s newsroom breaks down the FTX and Binance story. CoinDesk’s Ian Allison, Nikhilesh De, Brad Keoun, Tracy Wang and Michael J. Casey deconstruct the whirlwind of Binance agreeing to buy FTX. Plus: Allison traces the story back to his investigative coverage questioning Alameda’s balance sheet. The executive producer for CoinDesk Podcasts is …
 
Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi and Tom Schmidt were joined by Nic Carter, reformed Bitcoin Maxi, and Laura Shin, CEO of the show, to chop it up about Binance’s buyout of FTX. Show topics: Haseeb's tl;dr of Binance's possible acquisition of FTX whether Alameda is the new Three Arrows Capital the implications of FTX's c…
 
Join Kamz and Jaime Schmidt, the founder of Schmidt's Naturals and co-founder of BFF, a non-fungible token community and brand aimed at helping women get educated, connected and financially rewarded in crypto. BFF launched the Belonging and Mattering Council, a diverse group of individuals who create programming and initiatives to support under-res…
 
Lyn Alden, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, and Udi Wertheimer, a recovering Bitcoin maxi, talk about Bitcoin Maximalism, how Bitcoin is developing, and what’s the future of Bitcoin’s security model. Show highlights: What the definition of Bitcoin maximalism is whether BTC maximalism is toxic whether Vitalik Buterin is still a bitcoiner an…
 
Plus a discussion about the future of financial advice. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and FTX US. In today’s interview, NLW talks with returning guest Tyrone Ross about the state of financial advice and why the biggest institutions in the world are spending the bear market gearing up for the next cycle. They also discuss Tyrone’s new…
 
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