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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.
 
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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.
 
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#Bitcoin #Polkadot #Facebook We are Crypto commentators, not financial advisors. *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opini…
 
Remember the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which caused considerable backlash from the crypto community due to the language regarding “brokers?” Abe Sutherland, an adjunct professor at University of Virginia School of Law, believes another provision tucked inside the bill could end up being a far more significant issue for anyone transacting in …
 
Today Chandra Duggirala & George Burke joins us to discuss blending the best of Bitcoin and layer 2 with Portal DeFi. Chandra Duggirala, Bitcoiner and M.D. turned entrepreneur, ran two 8-figure software businesses, and is the inventor of functional layer 2 cross-chain atomic swaps (he solved problems keeping Tier Nolan’s atomic swaps impractical un…
 
#Bitcoin #NFT #Facebook TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Stream 04:43 Bitcoin ETF Approved 08:34 Fidenza artist debuts New Coolection in Art Blocks 09:18 Coinbase partners with the NBA 15:22 Facebook partners with Coinbase 23:37 Protecting your crypto assets 35:28 How to secure your crypto assets 47:22 Blockchain Bets 57:26 Things to watch for *Disc…
 
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 …
 
Today Richard Fetyko joins us to discuss how you can scan, analyze, and trade altcoins on Alfins. Richard is the founder and the CEO of altFINS. Previously, he worked 14 years on Wall Street in Equity Research at several investment banks such as Janney Montgomery Scott, ABR investment strategy. His research focused on Internet tech and media sector…
 
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…
 
Today ​​Jared Moore joins us to discuss simplifying cross-chain swaps with Sifchain. Jared is the Director of Marketing for Sifchain, the omni-channel DEX connecting Cosmos to Ethereum and any EVM chain. Links https://sifchain.finance https://dex.sifchain.finance *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed …
 
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…
 
*Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment …
 
Kristina (aka KrisK) is a painter, photographer, and now the digital artist behind the viral NFT Art Collection called Bull Market Girlfriends - a series of unique, hand drawn one-of-one female portraits created from generative color palettes that showcase her signature style of Continuous Line Drawing. Kristina has lived in Russia, Barcelona and M…
 
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…
 
Today Adam McBride joins us to dig deeper into NFT Artifacts. Links Twitter - https://twitter.com/adamamcbride The Adam McBride Show - https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-adam-mcbride-show-adam-a-mcbride-CGXUJmiO75q/ *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Ric…
 
#Bitcoin #NFT #CBDC TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Livestream 01:47 CBDC Development 09:05 Art Blocks house opening in Texas 10:10 Punk 6529 on NFTs in 2030 19:28 Crypto Decrypted: Market sentiments 24:11 Fear and Greed Index 26:56 Bitcoin Unrealized Profit/Loss 28:37 AltCoin Season Index 31:55 Bitcoin rainbow chart 36:05 Gaming in crypto and bloc…
 
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…
 
Warren Anderson joins us to discuss how Findora is public blockchain with programmable privacy. Warren Paul Anderson is VP of Product at Discreet Labs, which is developing Findora, a public blockchain with programmable privacy. Previously, Warren led product at Ripple for 4.5 years working on the XRP Ledger, Interledger, & PayString protocols, the …
 
Dog's Unchained is one of the hottest new NFT Projects that's bringing together a community for NFT collectors, dog lovers & IRL dogs on the blockchain. Coming to the Metaverse as an ERC-721 Token, Dogs Unchained utilizes revolutionary deflationary mechanics, and the supply will only decrease from the genesis release of 9,999. Through their brand n…
 
How does the SEC determine if a token is a security? Why is DeFi particularly hard to regulate? What will regulators do about stablecoins? On Unchained, Greg Xethalis, chief compliance officer at Multicoin Capital, and Collins Belton, founding partner at Brookwood P.C., dive into crypto regulation, discussing securities laws, DeFi regulation, and w…
 
Kijun Seo joins us to discuss bringing blockchain games to millions with Planetarium. Kijun is a CEO of Planetarium, a company pioneering decentralized game networks powered by the players. Nine Chronicles, its first decentralized RPG, is supported by the likes of Ubisoft, Animoca Brands, and Hashed. Before co-founding Planetarium in 2018, Kijun wa…
 
Stephen Palley, partner at Anderson Kill, discusses a few hot-button crypto regulatory issues like lending products, whether DeFi protocols fall under the SEC’s purview, and more. Show highlights: why Stephen thinks the SEC and CFTC did not announce more extensive crypto enforcement news this week what areas the SEC Chair Gary Gensler and the SEC a…
 
*Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment …
 
Today Nithin Palavalli speaks to the power of peer-to-peer blockchains with RubiX Network. For more than 10 years, Nithin has been a successful, award-winning entrepreneur and an investor in variety of markets including fintech, crypto, digitization, mobile/ internet, and most recently, blockchain technology. With experience in investment, negotiat…
 
*Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment …
 
Fereshteh Forough is the founder and CEO of Code to Inspire, a coding school for girls in Afghanistan. She discusses her background as a refugee, how she uses crypto to fund the school and pay students, and how the US military’s departure has affected student life. Topics include: Fereshteh’s journey from refugee to computer science professor to fo…
 
Edan Yago joins us to discuss Defi for Bitcoin: trade & lend your Bitcoin on Sovryn. I am a core contributor to Sovryn, the decentralised Layer 2 Bitcoin trading and lending and asset management platform. Sovryn allows users to trade, leverage, and earn yield by lending. Sovryn extends Bitcoin, building a full suite of decentralised tools and bridg…
 
TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Livestream 02:32 Evergrande Turmoil with payment issues 10:29 Turkey PM in war against Crypto 13:19 SEC's Gensler calls stablecoins "poker chips" 22:40 How to survive a Flash Crash 41:50 Blockchain Bets 48:05 Crypto News this week *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed b…
 
Nik De, managing editor for global policy and regulation at CoinDesk, stops by Unconfirmed to discuss the current state of crypto regulation, including recent comments by SEC Chair Gary Gensler on stablecoins and why Coinbase decided to sideline its Lend product. Highlights: Nik’s biggest takeaway from Gary Gensler’s interview with the Washington P…
 
Today Cryptogenik joins us to discuss creating liquidity NFTs for liquid DeFi markets with Sync Network. Cryptogenik has been in technology from a very early age, learned to build computers in middle school in the 90s and writing software for fun. Then it turned into a career when I was older, and I branched out into web design and web programming.…
 
TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Livestream 02:44 PayPal is going to introduce crypto trading 11:00 OpenSea Executive uses Insider info to buy #NFTs 21:00 Is CumRocket a shitcoin? 36:56 Does Celebrity buy-in indicate a market peak? 50:48 Crypto News this week *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by me…
 
Rhea Myers, artist, hacker, writer, and senior smart contract developer at Dapper Labs, has been making crypto art before NFTs were a thing. Check out this episode to learn about Rhea’s work as an OG crypto artist, why she believes concerns over NFT energy consumption are overblown, and how NFTs are changing the art world. Show highlights Rhea’s ex…
 
Coming back for his second appearance, Russell LaCour joins us to discuss securing the best APY in Crypto with Tantra Labs. Russell is the Co Founder and CTO of Tantra Labs, an Algorithmic Prop Desk that gives 12% interest on BTC and ETH. Russell has been in the Bitcoin space since 2011 and has been an Algorithmic developer since 2015. After going …
 
Aidan Mott, research analyst at Messari, discusses Solana’s network restart that resulted in the blockchain going dark for 17 hours earlier this week. Show highlights: when Solana validators noticed something was wrong and how they responded what initial dex offering (IDO) caused the network to be flooded with transactions how a surge in bot transa…
 
#Cardano #Ethereum #Walmart #Litecoin *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific induc…
 
Today Aaron Tilton joins us to discuss financial tools to earn, trade and lend crypto with Smartfi. Aaron Tilton is the Chief Executive Officer of SmartFi, which he co-founded with a vision to empower users by explaining the confusing nature of cryptocurrencies to a broad audience and making the modern tools of wealth generation accessible to all. …
 
Crypto Turns the Tables on the SEC! (plus the Latest on FTX, BitClout, Coinbase, Ripple + Uniswap) *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should n…
 
Once the block reward diminishes greatly, can Bitcoin be secured only by transaction fees? On Unchained, Bitcoin writer Vijay Boyapati and Ethereum Foundation’s Justin Drake debate the merits of Bitcoin’s security model, which Drake says will largely rely on transaction fees as soon as within 20-30 years, not in 100+ years. Highlights: Justin’s and…
 
Today Collin O’Brien joins us to discuss using Rubic for near gasless swaps and interoperable bridging. Collin has 15+ Years Experience in Marketing & Sales. Multiple Industries: Medical, Tech, Agriculture, Real Estate, Crypto. Crypto Investor for 5+ years. Almost bought (but didn't) 1,000+ BTC in early 2011! Worked with a number of successful star…
 
Ephrat Livni, a DealBook business and policy reporter at the New York Times, discusses Coinbase’s fight with the SEC over its Lend product and El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender. Show highlights: why Coinbase is unhappy with what it calls the SEC’s “sketchy” behavior how Coinbase’s Lend product is structured and why it might be a sec…
 
Understanding FUD in the Market (plus the Latest News from Bitcoin, Cardano, Ethereum and Solana!) *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should n…
 
Joshua Scigala joins us to discuss solving inflation with Standard.io. Joshua Scigala has been working in the alternative economy space for over 20 years building the first swap website where people could swap items rather than buying and selling, Joshua soon realised that a non-government currency would make the market better but the cypherpunks h…
 
Audius, a blockchain native music streaming platform, hit six million monthly active users in August and announced a partnership with TikTok. Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius, talks about how Audius works, AUDIO tokenomics, the give and take of decentralization, and more. Show highlights: what problems Audius is solving for creators how…
 
Today, Jon Libby joins us to discuss protecting users and protocols with Steady State's DeFi insurance. Jon is the founder of Steady State, a DeFi insurance protocol inspired by blockchain’s transformative power to impact global financial systems. Jon has founded four businesses including a digital marketing firm, an e-commerce platform, and the Ex…
 
Steven Ehrlich, director of research for digital assets at Forbes, discusses the FTX.US-LedgerX merger, what to expect from FTX going forward, DeFi regulation, and more. Show highlights: why the FTX.US acquisition of derivatives platform LedgerX is significant how FTX.US stacks up against other US cryptocurrency exchanges who should use crypto deri…
 
NFTs are still soaring, but how can you get into the mix? Is it too late? All that and more on this Tuesday Edition of Crypto Current Live. *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the…
 
Today Garrett Pete joins us to discuss bringing blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) to energy companies with Energy Ledger. William G. Pete started his career as a developer at age 12 with a computer program that tested various industrial lubricants, for this success he was honored with the naming of 22786 Willipete, a main belt asteroid, by NASA JPL. B…
 
*Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment …
 
Pplpleasr, the artist behind Fortune magazine’s recent crypto cover and Uniswap’s V3 announcement animation, talks about her crypto journey and how NFTs are changing the game for creators. Show highlights: how not getting a job at Apple changed her life forever how the Pplpleasr-Uniswap collaboration came about what goes into her creative process h…
 
On this episode, Asaf Naim joins the show to share how Kirobo is making the process of sending crypto simple, safe, and secure. Asaf is an experienced accountant and veteran entrepreneur with a master's degree in business taxation. Asaf has served at companies like Bank Leumi and Ernst & Young, as well as leading multiple startups in Israel and the…
 
Nick Johnson, lead developer at the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), talks about making Ethereum human-readable, why Budweiser purchased an NFT, how purchasing an ENS works, and more. Show highlights: what ENS does and why it is important why Budweiser bought “beer.eth” how ENS names can be used to make Ethereum easier to use what business use cases EN…
 
*Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment …
 
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