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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.
 
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.
 
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Speaking of Bitcoin on the CoinDesk Podcast Network is brought to you by CrystalBlockchain.com. The IMF has outlined yet another set of concerns it holds about crypto. Is crypto really the problem, or is the IMF just afraid of the things it cannot control? Join hosts Adam B. Levine, Jonathan Mohan and Andreas M. Antonopoulos as they dissect the Oct…
 
If you think DAOs aren’t going to be a thing, listen to this. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On today’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW tells the story of PleasrDAO buying a one-of-a-kind hip hop album, and what it means that the U.S. government is interacting with this new type of collective. He also reads: How to Do Business as a DAO Thread: DAOs a…
 
A look at ETF performance, fundraising and new mainstream and institutional involvement in the asset class. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of “The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap,” NLW covers: The record-setting performance of the first bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund and what happens next as new ETFs come to market A massive spa…
 
Dylan LeClair is the Head of Market Research at Bitcoin Magazine. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin, on-chain metrics, funding rates, Bitcoin Futures ETF, long term holders, bull market price action, and what we should expect through the end of the year. ======================= It’s time to stop paying capital gains taxes on your bitcoin -- …
 
Here’s why the wildly ambitious project is triggering so many people. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Today’s episode is nominally about Worldcoin. The project launched this week with ambitions to airdrop a new cryptocurrency on everyone in the world. To do so, it’s using biometric eye scanning to identify people and the entire cryptosphere – b…
 
Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessman, author, politician, and television personality. He is a Shark on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank and has had numerous previous business successes, including when he sold The Learning Company to Mattel for $4.2 billion in 1999. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin ETF, monetary policy, inflation, fixed income m…
 
PlanB, a former institutional investor with 25 years of experience in financial markets turned anon Bitcoin analyst, discusses Bitcoin’s price action, from the macroeconomic drivers to what his models predict for the rest of 2021. Show highlights: PlanB’s background and how he got into Bitcoin what a stock-to-flow model is and how PlanB uses it to …
 
The well-known hedge funder represents a growing sentiment among the American public. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Last year, Paul Tudor Jones wrote a paper called “The Great Monetary Inflation” that would end up creating narrative motivation for many traditional retail and institutional investors to allocate to bitcoin as an inflationary he…
 
Anthony Scaramucci is the founder of SkyBridge and the former White House director of communications. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin, institutional adoption, Skybridge going all in, ETF launch, regulation, sovereign wealth funds, and RIA interest. ======================= With 10M+ users, Crypto.com is the easiest place to buy, and sell 10…
 
This is a Deep Dive into The VIX (Volatility Index) and its futures TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Introduction to Volatility 03:44 Volatility as an asset class 08:09 How the VIX is constructed 10:10 The VIX Futures 12:53 Tradeable instruments on the VIX 15:39 How to use the VIX and what type of investors is it for QUOTES Implied volatility levels for any typica…
 
The market reacts to an exciting milestone. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the market’s reaction to a new bitcoin all-time high, including: The success of the first day of the ProShares bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund Why the ETF didn’t end up being a “buy the rumor, sell the news” event…
 
Pete Rizzo is Editor at Bitcoin Magazine and Editor-at-Large at Kraken. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief at Coindesk. Pete has spent the last few years documenting the early days of Bitcoin. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin, maximalism, toxicity, ETF, and end of year price predictions. ======================= If you haven’t started b…
 
Could the Bitcoin ETF be headed for a record premier? This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On today’s episode, NLW catches up on a variety of topics from the past week, including: How the first day of trading the ProShares $BITO bitcoin futures ETF is going (and why it could be headed for record breaking volume). Grayscale formally starting the proc…
 
Eric Balchunas is Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg and James Seyffart is the ETF Research Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. In this conversation, we discuss ETFs, Bitcoin, Futures vs Spot, ETFs vs Trusts, Grayscale, the SEC, and future capital inflows. ======================= My friends at Coin Cloud will give you $50 in FREE Bitcoin when you buy $…
 
Andrew Steinwold, managing partner at Sfermion, and John Egan, CEO at L'Atelier BNP Paribas, discuss NFTs and debate the characteristics of the metaverse. Show highlights: their backgrounds and how they got into NFTs how they each define the metaverse what NFTs have to do with the metaverse how John and Andrew’s depiction of the metaverse differs w…
 
The ProShares ETF will land on the NYSE tomorrow under ticker $BITO. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW rounds out the story of the bitcoin futures ETF process that has dominated crypto chatter for the last week or more. He looks at the details of the first ETF that will go live, as well as why some on Twitter argue t…
 
Guest: Andy Edstrom, CFA®, CFP®, a financial advisor at WESCAP Group, where he manages more than $300 million for high-net-worth families. Andy is also an advisor and board member of Swan Bitcoin, and the author of a great book called Why Buy Bitcoin. Insight: At the top of the Bitcoin funnel, there are an almost endless number of entry points that…
 
Jacob Helberg is a senior adviser at the Stanford University Center on Geopolitics and Technology and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Jacob is also the author of Wires of War, a fantastic book on technology policy, China, and U.S. national security. In this conversation, we discuss US-China relations,…
 
A reading of the SEC commissioner’s recent speech at the Texas Blockchain Summit. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s recent speech: “Lawless in Austin.” - NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted …
 
Jack Zampolin is a core developer at Cosmos and a co-founder of Sommelier. In this conversation, we discuss proof of work, proof of stake, and when each is applicable for specific use cases. ======================= Compass Mining is the world's first online marketplace for bitcoin mining hardware and hosting. Compass was founded with the goal of ma…
 
Speaking of Bitcoin on the CoinDesk Podcast Network is brought to you by CrystalBlockchain.com. Why did a joke cryptocurrency with zero ambition find massive success, yet a calculated military campaign with PLENTY of ambition turned into a massive failure? With the right leverage, ten men can fight like one hundred, and one coin can spend like a mi…
 
Both Coinbase and a16z released policy frameworks this week. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of “The Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at two new policy frameworks released by companies in the crypto and Web 3 space. The first comes from Coinbase and argues there should be a new regulator for digital assets. The second comes fr…
 
Will Clemente is the Lead Insights Analyst at Blockware. He has quickly become one of my favorite writers on all things bitcoin, including deep dives on various onchain analytics. In this conversation, we discuss the Bitcoin back at 60K, The fundamentals, on-chain metrics, what happened in the past week, and what the on-chain data is telling us to …
 
We’ll know for sure next week, but all signs point to "go" for a bitcoin futures ETF to begin trading. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the buzz and excitement around a bitcoin futures ETF. The historical moment could be an inflection point for new audiences to get into the asset class. At the same time, there ar…
 
Nic Carter is a Partner at Castle Island Ventures and a Co-Founder of CoinMetrics. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin mining, renewable energy, Texas, inflation, and debunking FUD. ======================= If you haven’t started building your crypto portfolio on Okcoin, there’s no better time. They’re one of the fastest growing global exchange…
 
Four investors talk about the decentralized web, explain how the crypto industry is improving upon Web 2, and discuss what can be done to increase diversity and financial inclusion within Web 3. Featuring Rik Willard, founder of Agentic Group, Thomas France, co-founder of Cygni Capital, Dylan Hixon, president of Arden Road Investments, and Nick Gro…
 
A conversation with Peter Wuffli & Mathias Imbach, two pioneers of the crypto and banking world, exploring the origins of crypto banking, the evolution of financial services and experiences at the edge of industry-changing innovation. Why Crypto Banking? Crypto banking environment vs traditional banking Institutionalisation and evolution of financi…
 
Why financial stability discussions should focus on institutions and transparency, not underlying assets. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW takes a deep dive into a recent speech by Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank of England’s Deputy Governor, Financial Stability. The speech was called “Is ‘crypto’ a financial stability r…
 
A conversation with Patrick Heusser & Dominic Lohberger, two experts in the crypto trading world, discussing the emergence of a new asset class, exploring how it differs from the traditional finance space and the challenges involved on what has been an eventful journey. What's exciting about this space? Why do you choose to be here? Crypto trading …
 
Isaiah Jackson is the author of the best selling book “Bitcoin and Black America.” He is one of the most underrated people in the Bitcoin ecosystem and is constantly educating one of the most important communities for mainstream adoption. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin, inflation, wealth inequality, access to financial services, how young…
 
A conversation with Hirander Misra (Chairman & CEO of GMEX Group, SECDEX) who has been a financial innovator for decades and now leads various ventures into the future of exchanges and financing. We discuss: How he started in finance; How he found his niche at the intersection of markets and technology; How he founded Chi-X, and then GMEX; What he'…
 
The percentage of global hash power that comes from the U.S. is now above 35%. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at how the United States has been perhaps the greatest beneficiary of the Great Hashrate Migration away from China following the country’s mining ban in May. This has political implications for how b…
 
Darius Dale is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at 42 Macro LLC, an online financial media company specializing in macro risk management.. He was previously the Managing Director at Hedgeye Risk Management. In this conversation, we discuss the macro economy, inflation, employment, wealth inequality, wage growth, monetary policy, and bitcoin.…
 
The JPMorgan head says he thinks BTC is “worthless” even as his company adds new offerings around crypto. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Ah, Jamie Dimon. One of the longest duration skeptics of bitcoin, and one of the most consistently wrong from a market perspective. Yesterday, the JPMorgan Chase CEO added new material to his anti-bitcoin can…
 
Plan B is one of the most notorious Bitcoin investors in the world. He has amassed a loyal and engaged following on Twitter. Plan B also invented the stock-to-flow model that is widely cited throughout the Bitcoin community. In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin, the stock-to-flow model, price targets, gold, macro economics, and external tailwin…
 
This is an interview about Careers in Quant Finance with Christian Kahl, MD, Head of Product Strategy and Client Service at Fincad. Fincad is a leading provider of advanced valuation risk solutions for derivatives and fixed income analytics. Christian holds a PhD in Maths and his career spans 20 years in various leadership roles in quantitative fin…
 
Cuy Sheffield, Visa’s head of crypto, discusses Visa’s crypto game plan, stablecoin regulation, NFTs, and more. Show highlights: Cuy’s background and his journey down the crypto rabbit hole how Visa and cryptocurrency can coexist why crypto companies and fintech companies are similar what Visa is trying to solve for consumers regarding cryptocurren…
 
According to White House sources, the order would clarify regulatory authority. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On today’s episode, NLW looks at recent reports the Biden administration is weighing an executive order on crypto. The order would involve numerous agencies and create a common approach to the industry. Unfortunately, the work is bein…
 
Geoff Lewis is a Founder and Managing Partner of Bedrock. In 2019, Geoff was named as one of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists in the world by CB Insights and The New York Times. In this conversation, we discuss having no investing framework, being outside information flow, best investors doing nothing, investing in defense, Austin Texas, Bitcoin, Mi…
 
A reading of Adam Blumberg’s recent essay for CoinDesk. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads “Revolution, Macro and Micro: Three Ways to Look at a Bitcoin Investment.” Blumberg argues that as bitcoin and digital assets get more mainstream, the industry would do well to better understand the different…
 
This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, join hosts Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for a look at bitcoin tipping through the ages. From the dogecoin-like fun and fervor of the early days to the game-changing bridges that first brought it to twitter, the hosts dig into Youtube, Changetip, TechCrunch and more. Speaking of Bitcoin on the…
 
Plus a look at how natural gas shortages could wreak havoc with the global economy. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On this edition of “The Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at supply chain disruptions, including: Natural gas shortages across Europe and the U.K. that could impact electricity prices and even the global food supply Numerous disl…
 
Will Clemente is the Lead Insights Analyst at Blockware. He has quickly become one of my favorite writers on all things bitcoin, including deep dives on various onchain analytics. In this conversation, we discuss the bitcoin fundamentals, on-chain metrics, what happened in the past week, and what the on-chain data is telling us to be prepared for m…
 
Bank of America released a new research report that says digital assets are still in the first inning. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On today’s episode, NLW covers some of the topics he’s missed throughout the week, including: A new report from Bank of America that calls digital assets “too big to ignore” US Bank custodying crypto via NYDIG A…
 
Vlad Tenev is the co-founder and CEO of Robinhood. In this conversation, we discuss financial markets, reducing friction for accessibility, payment for order flow, crypto wallets, the Gamestop saga, and much more. ======================= If you haven’t started building your crypto portfolio on Okcoin, there’s no better time. They’re one of the fast…
 
Ryan Gentry, business development lead at Lightning Labs, discusses the latest updates on the Lightning Network, the layer 2 solution for Bitcoin. Highlights: how Lightning Network is bringing Bitcoin to the masses through partnerships with Twitter, Substack, and Paxful what the significance of El Salvador adopting Bitcoin means for the Lightning N…
 
From bitcoin futures ETF speculation to macro insecurity, the arguments for autumn being bitcoin season get stronger and stronger. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the growing excitement around bitcoin, including: Its decoupling from the stock market What it means that U.S. institutional-focused CME futures are o…
 
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