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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.
 
Events in crypto take place at warp speed. This weekly crypto podcast reveals how the marquee names in crypto are reacting to the week’s top headlines. With host Laura Shin, the guests also discuss what they’re thinking about these days and reveal what they believe is on the horizon in crypto. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.
 
Digital: Disrupted is a weekly podcast sponsored by Rocket Software, in which Paul Muller dives into the unique angles of digital transformation — the human side, the industry specifics, the pros and cons, and the unknown future. Paul asks tech/business experts today’s biggest questions, from “how do you go from disrupted to disruptor?” to “how does this matter to humanity?” Subscribe to gain foresight into what’s coming and insight for how to navigate it.
 
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
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The peaks and valleys of solopreneurship can be extremely lonely and daunting at times. Perhaps you just made the leap and you feel paralyzed about next steps… or you’re a corporate employee feeling trapped and straddling that line. We know the journey is emotionally and mentally taxing. You don’t have to do it alone. We’ve all made the same excuses before. “But I don’t have enough time… money… resources… connections… but… but… but!” THE SHUT UP SHOW will give you a raw look inside the mind, ...
 
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In this episode, Paul and Laura discuss the possibilities and limitations of cryptocurrency and what the future of the technology may look like. Laura is a crypto journalist, the host of the podcast Unchained and author of the upcoming book The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze. Follow her on Tw…
 
In this episode, we spoke with Laura Shin, crypto-journalist and host of Unchained. To celebrate Laura’s forthcoming book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze we’re giving away 10 signed copies, to be in with a chance of winning simply head over to our Twitter page @blockchain, follow us and …
 
In this episode, we spoke with Simon Judd of DAO Index Coop. We explore what exactly is a DAO, what some of the key benefits this organizational structure offers, and the work of Index Coop - a Blockchain Ventures supported project. As a former Marine Corps Officer, we touch on Simon’s experience exploring the world of crypto while serving in the U…
 
In this episode, Paul and James discuss the need for businesses to shift the way they think about information asset management to ensure accountability. James is the founder and president of Experience Matters, a consultancy that helps businesses leverage their data assets to drive value. Connect with him on LinkedIn and be sure to follow Paul and …
 
Binance Smart Chain is the third largest chain by TVL and its token, BNB, is the third-largest token by market capitalization. However, there are questions about hacks, centralization, lack of developer support, and sketch MEV transactions. On Unchained, Gwendolyn Regina, investment director of the Binance Smart Chain Growth Fund, and Samy Karim, e…
 
Avid NFT collector Aftab Hossain (aka @iamDCinvestor on Crypto Twitter) discusses why OpenSea and NFT volumes are popping to start 2022, how LooksRare’s vampire attack is a good thing for the NFT market, and how royalties affect a project’s trading potential. Show topics: why Aftab thinks NFT floor prices are rising and what role NFT “flippers” hav…
 
The Chopping Block is back! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. Show topics: why crypto assets experienced a drawdown after last week’s FOMC meeting that hinted at accelerated rate hikes which emerging assets Tarun, Haseeb, and Tom envision weathering a bear m…
 
Joy Oladokun is a singer and songwriter from Arizona, now based in Nashville, who’s been releasing music since 2015. Last year, she was named an Artist to Watch by NPR, Spotify, and Amazon, and she was #1 on Vogue’s list of New LGBTQ Artists To Listen to Now. She put out her third album, In Defense of My Own Happiness, in June 2021. It includes the…
 
Kristin Smith, executive director at Blockchain Association, and Jake Chervinsky, head of Policy at Blockchain Association, discuss the current state of crypto regulation. Show topics: why 2021 was a watershed year for crypto regulation and lobbying why Jake decided to move from Compound Labs to Blockchain Association what Kristin and Jake think ab…
 
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Circle, Jeremy Allaire. Circle is a financial tech firm that enables businesses to seamlessly utilize stablecoins and public blockchains for payments and commerce. Circle is also the pioneer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest-growing, fully-reserved, and r…
 
Electric Capital’s Maria Shen dives into her company’s recently published research report about Web3 open-source development in 2021 and shares her thoughts and insights on how developers are flocking to Web3 in a manner that goes far beyond just Bitcoin and Ethereum. Show topics: Maria’s biggest takeaways from the Electric Capital Developer Report…
 
In this special episode, Paul recaps some of our favorite moments that you didn’t get to hear in 2021. Previous guests Chris Surdak, Doug Laney, Lisa MacCallum and Megan Gerhardt are featured speaking on trends in their industries and chatting after the show wrapped. Thanks to all our listeners in 2021, and we look forward to bringing you more Digi…
 
Larry Cermak, VP of research at The Block, and Igor Igamberdiev, director of research and data at The Block, recap the most significant trends of 2021 (BTC mining, L1s, NFTs, DeFi, venture funding) and discuss what might happen in 2022. Show topics: why 2021 was so significant for the crypto industry why the crypto markets didn’t see a blow-off top…
 
Jonathan Mann has published a song a day for 13 years. On Unchained, he talks about his writing process, how he came up with the idea of publishing his songs as NFTs, his plans for a DAO he created called SongADAO, and more. Show topics: the significance and process of making a song a day for 13 years straight how Jonathan monetized his content in …
 
Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Chopping Block, a new show on Unchained hosted by Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra, in which they discuss the latest juicy topics in crypto. This week, the four crypto heavyweights take a look back at 2021. Show topics: Biggest winners and losers Best mechanism Biggest surprise Be…
 
In this episode, we spoke with former broadcast journalist and host of Coin Stories podcast Natalie Brunnell. We cover the role of social media in the crypto landscape and the significance of creating content as a woman, in a space largely inhabited by men. Natalie shares her insight on navigating crypto Twitter, as well as tips on key industry fig…
 
Mitchell F. Chan, who released one of the first NFT projects on Ethereum back in 2017, discusses his projects, making art on a blockchain, how NFTs are transforming the traditional art world, and more. Show topics: Mitchell’s art career before NFTs how Mitchell was inspired by Yves Klein’s 1950's work 'Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility’ the…
 
Merry Christmas (Eve)! For this special episode of Unchained, three other crypto journalists and I discuss their favorite stories from the past twelve months, how they would grade crypto journalism in 2021, and what they are looking forward to covering in 2022. Show highlights: what stories Michael, Michael, Jeff, and I will remember from a ~busy~ …
 
In this episode, Paul and Theresa discuss the threat of misinformation online, where it comes from, how it spreads and what the real costs are. Theresa Payton made history as the first woman to serve as White House Chief Information Officer and is now the CEO and President of Fortalice Solutions. She is also the author of Manipulated: Inside the Cy…
 
Getting to grips with the fundamentals of cryptocurrency can be tricky. To help you on your journey, Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary and Head of Research Dr. Garrick Hileman answer 10 of the most commonly asked questions about crypto. Whether you’re totally new to crypto or would like to brush up on some basics, this episode covers: What is the …
 
Jess Symington, research lead at Elliptic, a blockchain forensics company, discusses the massive upswing in DeFi hacks during 2021, resulting in over $10 billion of DeFi value lost. Show topics: the state of crime in DeFi how much value has been lost to exploits whether the majority of hacks are the result of user or developer error the various typ…
 
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas came out in 1993. It’s a stop-motion animated musical, with music by legendary composer Danny Elfman. He’s won Emmys, a Grammy, and been nominated for four Oscars. His work includes the music for Tim Burton’s Batman films, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films, Good Will Hunting, and the theme to The Simpsons. Fro…
 
In this episode, Paul and Ajay discuss the challenges of the outdated analytics dashboard and how businesses can advance this layer of their tech stack to better consume, analyze and action data. Ajay is the CEO and founder of Tellius, an AI-driven decision intelligence platform, and tech entrepreneur with years of experience building disruptive en…
 
In this episode, we spoke with Mike Belshe, CEO of one of the oldest crypto custodial firms who have played a huge role in attracting institutional investors to the space, BitGo. Through the implementation of private keys, we cover how Bitcoin has revolutionized how we store money securely, the future of crypto storage solutions, and how US Governm…
 
Gabby Dizon, cofounder of Yield Guild Games, discusses his background in gaming, why he started Yield Guild Games, the performance of Axie Infinity, and more. Show topics: how Gabby fell down the crypto rabbit hole what inspired Gabby to co-found Yield Guild Games what Yield Guild Games does how blockchain games improve upon games in the traditiona…
 
Jeff Dorman, the chief investment officer at Arca, discusses the recent events surrounding SushiSwap, including CTO Joseph Delong’s departure this week, Arca’s proposal to create a hierarchical management structure for SushiSwap, and why Jeff is still excited about Arca’s investment in SushiSwap. Show topics: what SushiSwap is and how it has perfor…
 
In this episode, Paul and Andrew discuss how companies can profit by fixing the world’s biggest problems such as climate change. Andrew is the co-author of Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take and the founder of Winston Eco-Strategies where he advises companies on managing today’s mega-trends. Follow him on Li…
 
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Blockchain.com’s CSO and Head of Markets Charlie McGarraugh. Charlie has previously traded gold for some of the largest institutions in the world including Goldman Sachs, and in this episode, we touch on gold movements in 2021 and Bitcoin akin to ‘Digital Gold’. We also touch on the cr…
 
Some of the biggest names in the crypto industry discuss their personal giving philosophies, how blockchain technology could change the dynamics of giving to charity, and which crypto projects are making a lasting real-world impact. Guests include Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital; Caroline Ellison, co-CEO of Alameda Research; a…
 
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 …
 
Halsey is an award-winning singer and songwriter from New Jersey. She's been nominated for two Grammys, and sold over a million records. In August, she released her fourth album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, which was produced by the Grammy and Oscar winning duo of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross from Nine Inch Nails. Halsey wrote one of the s…
 
In this episode, Paul and Doug discuss the challenges to managing data as a balance sheet asset and the opportunities it can unlock. Doug Laney is a data & analytics strategy consultant, the author of Infonomics: Monetizing, Managing and Measuring Information as a Competitive Advantage and former VP and distinguished analyst with Gartner. He coined…
 
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…
 
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…
 
From recreating Pokemon cards in elementary school to selling some of the most widely celebrated NFTs (non-fungible tokens), we spoke with artist pplpleasr about her journey into the digital world. We touch on why selling art as NFTs is becoming more and more attractive to artists, how artists make money through this medium, and the market dynamics…
 
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…
 
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…
 
In this episode, Paul and Shirish discuss the obstacles many startups face from funding to hiring, and how to overcome them for sustained success. Shirish started his career at Microsoft where he engineered the acquisition of Hotmail and launched MSN.com, and has since created and sold multiple consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of millio…
 
In this episode, we spoke with Justin Rice the VP of Ecosystem at Stellar about why Ukraine is trailing their central bank digital currencies on the Stellar network and their recent partnership with cross-border payments giant Moneygram. We also touch on Stellar’s new protocol update and what makes Stellar the ideal platform for both seasoned entre…
 
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…
 
In this bonus episode, listen to Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary’s conversation at Web Summit 2021 on ‘The Next Era of Cryptocurrency’ with Robert Hackett, Senior Writer and Tech Editor at Fortune. This episode covers everything from what exactly is a cryptocurrency and why large financial institutions are changing their perspectives on crypto, …
 
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…
 
In this episode, Paul and Karla discuss leveraging emotions in the workplace to gain key insights into understanding and leading your team. Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is a social science researcher and the author of several books including The Power of Emotions at Work: Accessing the Vital Intelligence in Your Workplace. Find more of her work here.…
 
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Dr. Markus Franke Co-creator of the layer 1 platform and stablecoin Celo. In this episode, we dive into the critical questions around the design of stablecoins, their role during the rise of central bank digital currencies, and what the future holds for stablecoin development. If you e…
 
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