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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.
 
Known for providing unparalleled access to the most diverse offering of expert voices in the Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Industry - Crypto Current is bridging the gap between the curious newcomers who are just discovering the space and the thought leaders who are shaping its future. Join us every week to hear from featured guests and learn about all the recent developments and trending stories that impact the future of money.
 
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Things are changing fast in the world of financial technology. The BIG Podcast explores the impact of financial technology innovations on the every day person. Top financial industry guests will give us exciting insights into technologies that will shape the way we manage and spend our money.
 
Bitcoin, blockchain, distributed ledger, and cryptocurrency will change our future. They are terms to describe components of a technological and social revolution on the horizon. Yet, any talk of bitcoin, alternative coins (alt coins) such as ethereum, eos, ripple, or initial coin offerings (ICO’s) often come with significant speculation and hype that makes it difficult to take seriously the extraordinary underlying technology of distributed ledgers and their impact to our future. Consensus ...
 
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CC Live- Crypto Takes Over Forbes 30 Under 30 (plus News from Square, Crypto.com, Meta, Bancor and Moonriver) *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. Y…
 
Ryan Zurrer, founder of Dialectic, a crypto wealth multi-family office, discusses his recent $29 million purchase of Beeple’s Human One and his experience at Art Basel in Miami, along with his thoughts on the NFT space in general. Show highlights: what Human One is and why Ryan purchased it how Ryan and Beeple’s personal relationship factored into …
 
Julian Rodriguez joins us to discuss owning the moments that matter with Momento NFTs. Julian is a fascinating entrepreneur with a great message on how your listeners can actually make money off their content without a huge following! A true OG in the crypto scene, having traded on the very first New York crypto exchange, Julian has now partnered w…
 
On this Tuesday Edition of CC Live... Richard and Steve discuss the MASSIVE recent Metaverse Land Sales in Decentraland + Axie Infinity, react to the partnership announcements from BAYC + Adidas, and share their Top Tokens for HUGE Gains in December! Timestamps 0:00 Intro If you missed us live, you can catch us going live every Tuesday and Thursday…
 
On Unchained, two co-founders of Solana Labs, Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal, dive deeply into the Solana ecosystem, discussing everything from the price of SOL to the Solana network outage to the competition between Ethereum and Solana. Show highlights: why Raj thinks SOL’s market cap grew from $86 million to $68 billion in less than a year Anato…
 
Brett King is a bestselling and was voted at the Innovator of the Year for 2012 by American Banker (Bank Technology News). Since 2010 King has released 5 Globally Bestselling books, including Bank 2.0, Branch Today – Gone Tomorrow, Bank 3.0, Breaking Banks, Augumented and his latest Bank 4.0. His books have topped bestseller charts for banking in 1…
 
Leighton Emmons joins us to discuss uniting Alpha seekers with the Blockchain Boys Club. Leighton Emmons is Co-founder of Blockchain Boys Club, a new community where founders, developers, and investors can come together around their mutual passion for all things blockchain; learning, sharing knowledge, and discovering opportunities they otherwise m…
 
Maren Altman is a professional astrologer and crypto trader. On Unchained, she discusses her end-of-year price target for Bitcoin, how crypto fits into her natal chart, and how she uses planets to divine the price movement of crypto assets. Highlights: why Maren believes she was born to trade cryptocurrencies how long-term planetary transits explai…
 
#Bitcoin #Ethereum #NFT 'Tis the Season for an extended Crypto Current Live! On this stream Richard and Steve will be talking about all the latest news from Crypto Land, playing a game of Buy Sell or HODL, giving you the keys to cashing in on Airdrops, and picking SIX tokens that have HUGE upside for the rest if November. *Disclaimer. Richard Carth…
 
Two tokenomics experts, Yan Liberman, co-founder of Delphi Digital, and Viktor Bunin, protocol specialist at Coinbase Cloud, discuss their experiences building tokens, their thoughts on the recent ENS/PSP airdrops, and what “fair” token distribution looks like. Show highlights: the definition of tokenomics what factors (such as utility, fairness, l…
 
KILT Protocol was founded in 2018 by Ingo Rübe, CEO of BOTLabs GmbH, together with Hubert Burda Media, where he served as CTO from 2012 to 2017. Earlier Ingo worked as project director for the German publisher Axel Springer SE from 2006 to 2012. Ingo served on the board of directors of the Drupal Association from 2017-2020 and BOTLabs is a founding…
 
CC Live- US GOVERNMENT LIKES CRYPTO, CRYPTO.COM, AND MORE *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…
 
Will Papper, SyndicateDAO co-founder and ConstitutionDAO contributor, tells the story of how a group of internet friends came together as a DAO to crowdfund a $41 million bid at a Sotheby’s auction for a physical copy of the US Constitution. Show highlights: how Will and other ConstitutionDAO members feel after losing the auction the significance o…
 
Builder in the crypto industry since 2014. Co-founder at Request Network. YCombinator alumni. Links https://twitter.com/RequestNetwork https://request.network/discord https://twitter.com/LassuytChristop *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest o…
 
#Bitcoin #Altcoins #NFTs TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Livestream 03:44 Biden signs Infrastructure Bill into Law 16:34 Other Headlines this week 17:34 Israel adopting AML crypto regulations 17:57 China issues Bitcoin warning 18:18 Texas power grid affected by Bitcoin miners 20:55 Injective Protocol launching Main Net 21:13 Coinbase adds three new…
 
Jose Fernandez da Ponte, PayPal’s senior vice president and general manager of blockchain, crypto, and digital currencies, discusses PayPal’s crypto game plan, how CBDCs might be implemented, crypto regulations, and more. Show highlights: Jose’s path to becoming the GM of blockchain, crypto, and digital currencies at PayPal what factors led to PayP…
 
Ritik Dutta joins us to discuss accessing capital-efficient loans by leveraging your reputation with Sublime Finance. Sublime was founded by Ritik, a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is deeply involved in machine learning research - exploring issues of privacy, fairness and causality, and their domain-specific …
 
#NFT #Ethereum #Altcoins On this Special Edition of CC Live, Steve sits down to talk NFTs with Zeneca_33 (aka Roy) - one of the foremost NFT Experts - whose Genesis NFT Drop just went live. Zeneca_33 runs arguably the most respected newsletter in the NFT space, having firmly established himself as one of the preeminent thought leaders by sharing da…
 
Sam Trabucco, co-CEO of Alameda Research, discusses the different price drivers that led to BTC, ETH, SOL, and LUNA reaching new all-time highs in the past week. Show highlights: why Sam believes no bad news from regulators is good news what effect leverage has on the crypto markets the significance of Bitcoin hitting a new all-time high and the cr…
 
#Bitcoin #Altcoins #Ethereum CC Live- Win Big by Picking SOLID Altcoins! (plus more from Reddit, Apple, BlockFi, Ripple and Cardano) *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 opinio…
 
Bitcoin's Latest Allies in the War on Crypto (plus Shiba Inu, Coinbase, Polkadot and Aavegotchi!) #Bitcoin #Altcoins #Aavegotchi *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 o…
 
At Non-Fungible Castle 2021, an NFT exhibition in Prague, four NFT experts debate some of the hottest topics in the metaverse, like how to value NFTs, whether insider trading exists, what makes Ethereum-based NFTS so special, and the environmental impact of NFTs. Guests include Maria Paula Fernandez, co-founder at JPG, Kavita Gupta, cofounder of FI…
 
Alex Smirnov joins us to discuss deBridge's new standard for interoperability across blockchains. Alex is a mathematician, researcher, developer, and blockchain enthusiast. He’s the CEO and co-founder of deBridge – a cross-chain interoperability and liquidity transfer protocol – where he focuses on the protocol design, product management, partnersh…
 
#Metaverse #Crypto #Facebook This segment of Crypto Decrypted is from our livestream on November 2, 2021. You can also checkout our segment, from the same stream, of Blockchain Bets on the channel. If you missed us live, you can catch us going live every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm Eastern time. *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto…
 
At Non-Fungible Castle 2021, an NFT exhibition in Prague, four NFT experts discuss the legal implications of NFTs. Guests include Jonathan Victor, product/business development at Protocol Labs; Louis Baudoin, advisor at Monax; Diana Stern, product counsel at Stripe; and Shant Marootian COO at Fractional.art. Show highlights: what users are receivin…
 
Abhitej Singh joins us to discuss enabling exposure to multiple asset classes with Persistence. Abhitej is the Head of Marketing at Persistence. He has 5+ years of experience in community development and marketing growth. In the past, he has helped organisations such as Google, Facebook and ACM with their developer communities. Before joining Persi…
 
#Coinbase #Crypto #Meta TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Livestream 05:04 Helium partners with Dish for 5G rollout 09:01 Coinbase tops TikTok in App Stores 16:15 Gamestop joins the NFT space 19:27 Ubisoft announces investment in blockchain 24:08 Other stories to watch this week 25:13 Timbaland releasing remixable NFTs 31:23 Aftershock: Facebook Meta…
 
Secret Network is a privacy-first, permissionless layer 1 blockchain built for computational privacy. Tor Bair, founder of Secret Foundation, a developer of Secret Network, discusses what makes Secret Network unique, including smart contract privacy, private metadata for NFTs, and how regulators should treat privacy tech in blockchain. Show highlig…
 
Thessy Mehrain & Simon Lapscher joins us to discuss Liquality's multi-chain approach to crypto wallets. Simon is the Co-Founder of Liquality, a multi-chain Wallet and swap network that allows everyone to interact with the decentralized economy in the most secure, easy, and accessible way. Simon was born and raised in Venezuela; growing under a dict…
 
#Bitcoin #Altcoins #Mastercard TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Livestream 02:23 Authority over Stablecoins given to SEC 06:06 NFT Hype Won't Stop! 07:15 Tom Brady turning 600th Touchdown ball into an NFT! 08:43 MasterCard allowing banks to intergrate Crypto services 10:54 Dish customers to earn Helium rewards 11:38 FDIC Chair pushes banks to hold B…
 
Do Kwon, cofounder of Terraform Labs, was recently served subpoenas by the US Securities and Exchange Commission during Messari’s mainnet event, leading Kwon and Terraform to preemptively sue the SEC. On Unconfirmed, Kwon discusses: what Terraform Labs does and how it is building its DeFi ecosystem around TerraUSD ($UST) why Terraform Labs created …
 
Sakhib Waseem joins us to discuss equipping the DeFi world with a full legal layer with Astra Protocol. Sakhib Waseem is an experienced technology expert in the financial sector and a blockchain specialist. Sakhib has worked with numerous top tier financial groups such as Bank of America, National Australia group and actively advises governments, d…
 
#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 …
 
*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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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