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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 cry…

Laura Shin - Business Journalist Covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, ; Forbes Contributor


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    Oslo Freedom Forum: How NFTs Helped Chinese Dissident Artist Badiucao Evade Censorship - Ep. 369

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 38:09

    Badiucao, Chinese artist and activist, talks about the importance of NFTs for political activism, the role of China in his career as an artist, the significance of blockchain technologies to resist censorship, and much more. Show highlights: why Badiucao became an artist and how the censorship in China brought him to NFTs how Badiucao only learned about Tiananmen Square when he was 22 years old  why Badiucao took up work as a preschool teacher in Australia how anonymity is important for Chinese activists for their family's safety the intention of Badiucao's art and what is he trying to express the repercussions of Badiucao's activism why Badicuao eventually gave up his anonymity why Badiucao decided to issue art as NFTs and what possibilities he sees in NFTs how Badiucao enabled people to write a message of protest in the blockchain with the launch of his NFT and how this represented the first large mass protest written into the blockchain whether the Beijing Winter Olympics is an outrage and a disgrace for the international community and how this inspired Badiucao's NFT collection Beijing 2022 how Niki approached the issue of the possibility of having the art taken down how Badiucao used NFTs to help Ukraine due to the war the reasons political art has so much value, and how NFTs enable possibilities for all political artists around the world whether NFTs are much more than just some apes, and how learning about art is important how to get started as a political artist and the importance to remain truthful the significance of using power as an artist Thank you to our sponsors!   Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021  Ava Labs: https://avax.network   EPISODE LINKS   Badiucao Twitter: https://twitter.com/badiucao Website: https://www.badiucao.com/   Niki Website: http://nikiselken.com/   Documentary about Badiucao: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10601676/   60 Minutes interview: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/badiucao-60-minutes-2021-12-26/   Unveiling his identity: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/world/asia/china-tiananmen-cartoonist-badiucao.html?searchResultPosition=1   The importance of NFTs How Activists are Using NFTs as Civil Disobedience: https://www.jumpstartmag.com/how-activists-are-using-nfts-as-civil-disobedience/ Nadya Tolokonnikova on NFTs with social messages: https://editorial.brytehall.com/nadya-tolokonnikova-on-nfts-with-social-messages-and-shock-value/ Unchained Coverage: This Noble Family's Art Was Taken by Nazis, But Is Being Saved by NFTs: https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-noble-familys-art-was-taken-by-nazis-but-is-being-saved-by-nfts/ Unchained Coverage: Punk6529 on the Significance of Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks: https://unchainedpodcast.com/punk6529-on-the-significance-of-bored-ape-yacht-club-and-cryptopunks/ Unchained Coverage: Why This Environmentalist Doesn't Blame Creators for the Carbon Footprint of NFTs: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-this-environmentalist-doesnt-blame-creators-for-the-carbon-footprint-of-nfts/   Beijing 2022 Collection https://www.badiucao.com/nft Badiucao launches NFT collection to protest against China's human rights record on eve of Beijing Winter Olympics: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/02/01/badiucao-launches-human-rights-protest-nft-collection-on-eve-of-beijing-winter-olympics     NFTs for Ukraine Collection https://www.badiucao.com/ukraine

    The Chopping Block: Here's What Was So Bad About Three Arrows Capital - Ep. 368

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 60:44

    Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Taylor Monahan, matriarch of Metamask, joins the show to discuss the contagion of major crypto firms, the bear market, SBF saving crypto, and much more! Show topics: The importance of UX and security How Three Arrows Capital's practice of borrowing to leverage their bets has caused a crisis for crypto lenders that rippled out to many customers How the GBTC arbitrage trade was part of 3AC's undoing, and how that trade was one many other crypto trading institutions had previously abandoned How crypto lenders were being degens with customers funds Why SBF stepped in and made sure these BlockFi and Voyager didn't default on customers' deposits Whether this whole wind-down reflects a credit cycle How DeFi protocols were built to avoid these kinds of centralized finance problems  How the systemic issues caused by CeFi institutions like Celsius, BlockFi and Voyager are reminiscent of the Great Financial Crisis What are the similarities between this crypto meltdown, the Mt. Gox debacle, and the 1907 and 2008 financial crises What are the consequences of losing retail money vs. institutional money How surviving a credit cycle crisis creates the best risk managers The lessons to be learned from all these crises  How MakerDAO is trying to figure out what to do with its money What happened with Solend and why the DAO resorted to a centralized action Why DeFi needs more clauses about how to handle edge cases The difference between doing dumb things and wrong things Why Tarun is impressed with Solana's DAO tooling Why Taylor is thankful for the bear market Hosts Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures https://twitter.com/tarunchitra  Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  https://twitter.com/rleshner    Guest: Taylor Monahan Twitter: https://twitter.com/tayvano_ Taylor's thread on resources to learn about all things crypto: https://twitter.com/tayvano_/status/1509380091184246784?s=20&t=kNk8fJ7pJAWfEEVZQHwpvg   Episode Links   Crypto Contagion 3AC: https://blockworks.co/three-arrows-capital-brink-default-owes-voyager-657m/ Voyager Celsius + Goldman buyout? https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/goldman-celsius-bankruptcy BlockFi bailout: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/21/blockfi-receives-250m-credit-facility-from-ftx/ Unchained newsletter on BlockFi's bailout: https://unchainedpodcast.com/vitalik-says-this-deserves-mockery/ CoinFlex: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-27/crypto-exchange-coinflex-to-issue-tokens-after-withdrawal-freeze?sref=Q2SpVkJl Babel: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/20/babel-finance-reaches-debt-agreement-with-counterparties-after-withdrawal-freeze/ Unchained Coverage: Why Possible Insolvencies by Celsius and 3AC Could Spell Disaster for Crypto: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-possible-insolvencies-by-celsius-and-3ac-could-spell-disaster-for-crypto/ Solend DAO situation: Unchained Coverage: Solend and Bancor Drama: Did These DAOs Violate the Ethos of Crypto? – Ep. 366: https://unchainedpodcast.com/solend-and-bancor-drama-did-these-daos-violate-the-ethos-of-crypto-ep-366/ https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/06/19/solana-defi-platform-votes-to-control-whale-account-in-bid-to-avoid-liquidation-chaos/ Covered on Unchained Newsletter: https://unchainedpodcast.com/does-this-dao-deserve-emergency-power%e2%81%89%ef%b8%8f/ MakerDAO governance proposal: https://www.theblock.co/post/154515/maker-governance-is-voting-to-invest-500-million-in-us-treasury-bills

    Does Venture Capital Investment Violate the Ethos of Crypto? Sequoia Says No - Ep. 367

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 70:17

    Shaun Maguire and Michelle Bailhe, partners at Sequoia, discuss their long term view and thesis about crypto, what do they look for to invest in a crypto project, the takeaways from the blowup of Terra, the insolvency of crypto companies, and much more. Show highlights: what is Sequoia's long term view and thesis about the crypto industry how different our lives will look in 20 years from now due to blockchain technology how Sequoia had to adapt to invest in this new asset class and what are the similarities and differences with investing in traditional startups when a product or service on the internet should be offered in a decentralized or centralized way how Sequoia decides whether to invest in the entity behind a project or in the tokens whether having venture capitalists involved at all goes against the ethos of decentralization why Shaun believes that Ethereum proved that decentralization can be achieved even when you start being centralized whether people underestimate the value that VCs can add to a project why Shaun believes that Solana is moving towards decentralization Sequoia's thesis about privacy in crypto and the potential of zero-knowledge proofs  how Michelle sees the macroeconomic environment impacting crypto and whether this cycle is different from the previous ones the importance of product market fit in crypto projects what crypto projects should be focusing on and the business model they should be pursuing the main takeaways of the Terra collapse and how it was a major setback for algo stablecoins how crypto founders should always do the right thing even though there is no clear regulation whether SBF is the Berkshire Hathaway of crypto today the lessons to be learned from the potential insolvency of some crypto lenders and investment firms how demand for blockspace will keep increasing and whether a single blockchain could supply all that space the future of the metaverse and how it can be defined Michelle's mental model for crypto and the phases for achieving worldwide adoption   Thank you to our sponsors!   Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance/ Ava Labs: https://www.avax.network/ EPISODE LINKS   Shaun Maguire:  Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/shaunmmaguire Sequoia Profile: https://www.sequoiacap.com/people/shaun-maguire/   Michelle:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/michellebailhe Sequoia Profile: https://www.sequoiacap.com/people/michelle-bailhe/ Michelle's investment thesis: https://www.sequoiacap.com/article/ask-not-wen-moon-ask-why-moon/ Bear Market: Michelle's Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/michellebailhe/status/1526373378516365312?s=20&t=c7vdmdg2mnQ34rsAGIm0lg Insolvency of crypto lenders: Voyager: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/22/voyager-digital-requests-loan-repayment-from-3ac-considers-issuing-default-notice/ BlockFi: https://decrypt.co/103422/blockfi-secures-250-million-line-of-credit-from-ftx Celsius: https://www.theblock.co/linked/151522/crypto-lending-firm-celsius-pauses-withdrawals-and-transfers-citing-market-conditions Celsius possible bankruptcy: https://www.theblock.co/linked/154100/crypto-lender-celsius-hires-more-advisors-ahead-of-possible-bankruptcy-wsj Previous Unchained Coverage:  Why Possible Insolvencies by Celsius and 3AC Could Spell Disaster for Crypto: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-possible-insolvencies-by-celsius-and-3ac-could-spell-disaster-for-crypto/ Cobie and Chris Burniske on How to Navigate a Crypto Bear Market: https://unchainedpodcast.com/cobie-and-chris-burniske-on-how-to-navigate-a-crypto-bear-market-ep-354/ Terra Shaun's take on stablecoins:  https://twitter.com/shaunmmaguire/status/1524420727968976898?s=20&t=26DylQ2_YbW36Y4ZMwxVFw Previous Unchained Coverage:  Kevin Zhou on the risk of UST's death spiral: https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/  The Legal and Regulatory Fallout From Terra's Collapse: Who Will Pay?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-legal-and-regulatory-fallout-from-terras-collapse-who-will-pay-ep-363/ The Chopping Block: Does the New Terra Have Any Chance?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-does-the-new-terra-have-any-chance/ Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-terra-collapsed-and-whether-an-algo-stablecoin-can-ever-succeed/ The 5 Biggest Lessons From Terra/Luna's Collapse, According to Tascha Che:  https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-5-biggest-lessons-from-terra-lunas-collapse-according-to-tascha-che/

    Solend and Bancor Drama: Did These DAOs Violate the Ethos of Crypto? - Ep. 366

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 34:49

    Derek Hsue, cofounder at Reverie, discusses the recent controversial decisions by Solend DAO and Bancor, the importance of establishing processes for black swan events, and whether decentralized governance truly exists. Show highlights: what situation prompted Solend to feel it was in jeopardy what Solend DAO's response was to that situation why Derek views it as “the nuclear option” why the proposal sparked an outcry from the crypto community whether this issue could have been prevented or managed differently if the protocol was built on a blockchain other than Solana why, a day later, the DAO reversed its first decision to take over the whale's account whether Derek thinks the DAO made the right decision to not take over the whale's account what is Impermanent Loss Protection, a feature offered by Bancor why Bancor decided to pause Impermanent Loss Protection whether Celsius and 3AC had anything to do with Bancor's problem how Bancor's decision was made unilaterally how DAOs should deal with black swan events     Thank you to our sponsors!   Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021  Ava Labs: https://www.avax.network/     EPISODE LINKS   Derek Twitter: https://twitter.com/derek_hsue   Reverie Website: https://www.reverie.ooo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/hi_reverie   Solend DAO Situation Covered on Monday's Unchained Newsletter: https://unchainedpodcast.com/does-this-dao-deserve-emergency-power%e2%81%89%ef%b8%8f/ Proposal to invalidate the first one: https://decrypt.co/103330/solana-lending-dao-overturns-vote-to-take-over-at-risk-whale-wallet The whale moved $25 million from Solend: https://www.theblock.co/post/153207/solana-whale-shuffles-25-million-to-reduce-risk-to-defi-protocol-solend   Bancor Pausing Impermanent Loss Protection Bancor's post: https://blog.bancor.network/market-conditions-update-june-19-2022-e5b857b39336 Anthony Sassano's reaction: https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1539082583832526848?s=20&t=OzTV6M5bCH4fxJIJUtLA4Q   DAO Governance issues: Lido DAO proposes to reduce the existing scope of governance of its token holders: https://research.lido.fi/t/ldo-steth-dual-governance/2382 Jack Niewold 's thread: https://twitter.com/JackNiewold/status/1539307339928457217?s=20&t=OzTV6M5bCH4fxJIJUtLA4Q Unchained Coverage: How Soulbound Tokens Could Reduce Speculation and Improve DAO Voting – Ep.360: https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-soul-bound-tokens-could-reduce-speculation-and-improve-dao-voting-ep-360/     Main tweet On this Friday's Unchained, Derek Hsue explains: * why the first Solend DAO vote was the “nuclear option” * whether Solana's history of downtime spurred the proposal * Bancor's decision to stop Impermanent Loss Protection * what this all means for DAO governance

    CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham on Why US Crypto Regulators Get a B- Ep. 365

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 55:27

    Caroline Pham, commissioner at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, discusses how we should build a regulatory framework for crypto assets, whether the SEC and CFTC should work together, what were the consequences of the Terra collapse, and much more. Show highlights: how Cmr. Pham got started in crypto and became a CFTC commissioner the importance of the regulatory strategy around crypto what crypto's role is in the financial system how bitcoin is a sort of money outside of the traditional financial system how friendly regulators should be with the industries they regulate why she believes transparency is one of the greatest ideals of American democracy how Cmr. Pham believes in self-determination and the power of free markets why Cmr. Pham published an op-ed with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce how the Terra collapse incentivized regulators to look deeper into the space whether the US approach towards regulation can improve the role of the regulatory agencies in making the US the financial leader of the world what Cmr. Pham thinks about the new Gillibrand and Lummis bill whether SEC Chair Gary Gensler is right about the majority of cryptos being securities what are the low-hanging fruit opportunities for regulators when it comes to crypto how Cmr. Pham believes we should have a global regulatory framework for crypto why she believes algorithmic stablecoins are derivatives why things like Terra could act as a “shadow banking 3.0” whether there is a way to regulate without having intermediaries what Cmr. Pham thinks about FTX proposal to bypass futures commission merchants    Thank you to our sponsors!   Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021  Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance/   EPISODE LINKS   Caroline Pham Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarolineDPham CFTC Profile: https://www.cftc.gov/About/Commissioners/CarolineDPham/index.htm Stablecoin regulation   Financial Times article: https://www.ft.com/content/981c380f-bb1c-45bd-8d0d-a95b15d96a00 CNBC on crypto regulation: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/03/cryptocurrency-industry-focus-regulation-stablecoins-market-crash.html Unchained Coverage: Why Crypto Twitter's Disrespect Toward Regulators Is a ‘Really Bad Business Decision': https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-crypto-twitters-disrespect-toward-regulators-is-a-really-bad-business-decision/ Unchained Coverage: Can a DeFi Smart Contract Be Regulated? Two CFTC Commissioners Discuss: https://unchainedpodcast.com/can-a-defi-smart-contract-be-regulated-two-cftc-commissioners-discuss/ FTX proposal to serve as the trading engine for derivatives: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2022/04/27/the-ftx-us-proposal-that-shook-congress-and-the-crypto-derivatives-world/?sh=3dac29ef4e19 Unchained Coverage: FTX Wants to Compete with CME – Here's Why It's a Big Deal: https://unchainedpodcast.com/ftx-wants-to-compete-with-cme-heres-why-its-a-big-deal/   Hester Peirce Caroline's op-ed with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce: https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/3503277-making-progress-on-decentralized-regulation-its-time-to-talk-about-crypto-together/ Hester Peirce's token safe harbor proposal: https://decrypt.co/66453/secs-hester-peirce-floats-revised-crypto-safe-harbor-rules Unchained Coverage: Hester Peirce's Former Counsel on Terra 2.0, XRP and a Bitcoin Spot ETF: https://unchainedpodcast.com/hester-peirces-former-counsel-on-terra-2-0-xrp-and-a-bitcoin-spot-etf/ Gillibrand/Lummis bill:  https://fortune.com/2022/06/09/cryptocurrency-senate-washington-lummis-gillibrand-regulation-congress/ Proposed Crypto Legislation is ‘Big Win': https://unchainedpodcast.com/proposed-crypto-legislation-is-big-win/   Terra: Bloomberg on Terra collapse: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-24/terra-collapse-triggers-83-billion-decentralized-finance-slump SEC investigation of Terra: https://decrypt.co/102460/sec-terra-ust-stablecoin-collapse-report Unchained Coverage: The Chopping Block: Does the New Terra Have Any Chance?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-does-the-new-terra-have-any-chance/ Unchained Coverage: Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-terra-collapsed-and-whether-an-algo-stablecoin-can-ever-succeed/

    Why Possible Insolvencies by Celsius and 3AC Could Spell Disaster for Crypto - Ep. 364

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 36:49

    The Legal and Regulatory Fallout From Terra's Collapse: Who Will Pay? - Ep. 363

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 62:22

    The Chopping Block: Why Solana's Frequent Downtime Doesn't Bother Kyle Samani- Ep. 362

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 65:30

    The Lummis/Gillibrand Crypto Bill: Is the 'Ancillary Token' Approach the Best Way? - Ep. 361

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 38:20

    How Soulbound Tokens Could Reduce Speculation and Improve DAO Voting - Ep. 360

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 56:18

    The Department of Justice Goes After Its First NFT Insider Trading Case - Ep 359

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 39:37

    The Chopping Block: Does the New Terra Have Any Chance? - Ep. 358

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 60:58

    How Osmosis Is Trying to Improve the Crypto User Experience - Ep.357

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 69:19

    Sunny Aggarwal, co-founder of Osmosis Labs, talks about how Osmosis is being built, the innovations that are coming, the reasons to use app chains, and much more. Show highlights: how Sunny got into crypto  how the DAO hack turned him off Ethereum at first  how the scaling issues with Ethereum got him interested in the Cosmos vision of app-chains why he is interested in Proof of Stake what the vision of Cosmos is how Sunny compares the evolution of blockchains with human evolution why he thinks that Cosmos integrates the best of Bitcoin and Ethereum networks why he thinks that having more than one Proof of Work chain is fundamentally insecure which three technologies are necessary for Cosmos to succeed what IBC and the Cosmos SDK do why Sunny decided to build Osmosis  how automated market makers are massively underexplored why UX is such a priority for the Osmosis team why Sunny does not want to list the OSMO token on other exchanges why Osmosis has a curated dex as well as a permissionless one how Osmosis governance works  how security is provided on Osmosis what superfluid staking is how CosmWasm helps Osmosis compete with centralized exchanges how Osmosis is solving frontrunning with threshold encryption why the Osmosis team chose Axelar for bridging whether Yuga Labs could have used an app chain    Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance/   EPISODE LINKS Sunny Aggarwal Twitter: https://twitter.com/sunnya97 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunnya97/   COSMOS What is Cosmos: https://v1.cosmos.network/intro Cosmos whitepaper: https://v1.cosmos.network/resources/whitepaper CosmWasm: https://cosmwasm.com/ Cosmos IBC: https://www.coinbase.com/es/cloud/discover/dev-foundations/ibc-protocol#:~:text=The%20Cosmos%20ecosystem%20has%20a,protocol%20(IBC)%20was%20created. Cosmos SDK: https://v1.cosmos.network/sdk OSMOSIS  Twitter: https://twitter.com/OsmosisZone Website: https://osmosis.zone/ Superfluid staking: https://medium.com/osmosis/osmosis-superfluid-staking-launch-feb-28-45f8e43064af Osmosis Vision: https://medium.com/osmosis/vision-for-osmosis-e68e796ff1c2 Threshold Encryption: https://medium.com/zero-knowledge-validator/privacy-in-cosmos-defi-edition-event-summary-8cafda021aa6#:~:text=Threshold%20encryption%2C%20applied%20by%20Osmosis,of%20votes%20required%20for%20consensus. Osmosis Governance: https://docs.osmosis.zone/overview/governance.html  

    Hester Peirce's Former Counsel on Terra 2.0, XRP and a Bitcoin Spot ETF - Ep.356

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 35:33

    Coy Garrison, former counsel to SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce and partner at Steptoe & Johnson, discusses the role of regulation in the crypto industry and what the SEC could be doing to make crypto a better space. Show notes: how Coy started working with crypto why Coy decided to leave the SEC why recent comments by SEC chair Gary Gensler made him hopeful in how the SEC approaches crypto how the crypto industry has grown and evolved over the years whether the regulations are impeding innovation in the crypto space how stablecoins should be regulated what Coy thinks about the UST collapse what is the SEC's take on decentralization whether ETH is centralized and whether it is a commodity  why the SEC has not approved a BTC spot ETF   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021    Coinchange: https://coinchange.io  Ava Labs: https://avax.network The Graph: https://thegraph.com/graph-day   EPISODE LINKS Coy Garrison Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coygarrison/   Steptoe & Johnson: https://www.steptoe.com/en/   Previous coverage of Unchained on regulation: Why the SEC's Proposed Rules Affecting DeFi Could Violate the First Amendment: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-secs-proposed-rules-affecting-defi-could-violate-the-first-amendment/ Why Crypto Twitter's Disrespect Toward Regulators Is a ‘Really Bad Business Decision': https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-crypto-twitters-disrespect-toward-regulators-is-a-really-bad-business-decision/ Can a DeF Smart Contract Be Regulated? Two CFTC Commissioners Discuss: https://unchainedpodcast.com/can-a-defi-smart-contract-be-regulated-two-cftc-commissioners-discuss/ Terra/Luna:  Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-terra-collapsed-and-whether-an-algo-stablecoin-can-ever-succeed/ Did Someone Deliberately Attack Terra/Luna to Kick off a Death Spiral?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-someone-deliberately-attack-terra-luna-to-kick-off-a-death-spiral/ The Chopping Block: Kevin Zhou on Why He Knew Terra Would Crash: https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-kevin-zhou-on-why-he-knew-terra-would-crash/ The 5 Biggest Lessons From Terra/Luna's Collapse, According to Tascha Che:  https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-5-biggest-lessons-from-terra-lunas-collapse-according-to-tascha-che/ Here's Why USDN De-Pegged From the Dollar – And Why UST Might Too: https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/   Bitcoin Futures ETF vs Spot ETF: https://medium.com/@laurashin/why-investment-experts-say-a-spot-bitcoin-etf-would-be-superior-to-bitcoin-futures-etfs-aaab862262ff  

    Cobie and Chris Burniske on How to Navigate a Crypto Bear Market - Ep.355

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 85:35

    Cobie, co-founder of Lido and UpOnlyTv, and Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder Ventures, talk about surviving a crypto bear market, the Terra collapse, lessons they've learned from their mistakes, and much more. Show highlights: whether Chris and Cobie think crypto is in a bear market why Chris says these are the times to buy what effect the Terra debacle will have on the crypto industry why Chris was expecting UST to blow up why Chris thinks there is going to be another massive liquidation event whether an algo stablecoin could work why bear markets are sometimes a good thing how USDT was stress tested and proved its resilience how macro is affecting the crypto space and what the role of the Fed is when will we see the bottom of this bear market how meme coins are the symptoms of a broken system why this crypto cycle is different whether regulations are helping VCs rather than the retail investors why risky assets are the ones that could increase 10,000x  whether the future of crypto is multichain or not how developers signal what ecosystem is going to win in the next expansion cycle whether Cobie thinks staking is dying how Chris judges market bottoms and tops what lessons Cobie and Chris have learned from their mistakes what innovations will catalyze the next bull cycle what needs to happen in the future for crypto to succeed Thank you to our sponsors!   Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Episode Links   Cobie Twitter: https://twitter.com/cobie  UpOnlyTv: https://uponly.tv/ Substack: https://cobie.substack.com/ L1 trading: https://cobie.substack.com/p/trading-the-metagame?s=r Death of staking: https://cobie.substack.com/p/apecoin-and-the-death-of-staking?s=r Token unlocks: https://cobie.substack.com/p/on-the-meme-of-market-caps-and-unlocks?s=r Cycle Tweets: Why “the next cycle” reasoning scares him https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1524965475813568512 What projects will survive the bear https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1469253171885318146 His call to “buy” on March 12 2020 https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1238282793244860417 Which VCs will win https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1515667977118826500    Chris Burniske LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/burniske/ Twitter https://twitter.com/cburniske Previous Unchained episode https://unchainedpodcast.com/chris-burniske-a-blank-slate-of-state/ https://unchainedpodcast.com/chris-burniske-of-placeholder-on-the-downsides-of-icos/ https://unchainedpodcast.com/want-to-diversify-your-portfolio-try-bitcoin-say-arks-chris-burniske-and-coinbases-adam-white/ https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-to-value-a-crypto-asset/ Cycle Tweets Feb 2022 bear call https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1495468570708426754 March 2022 bear call https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1523021991619428352  November 2021 top call https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1457884538806308868  DCA advice https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1525906152881459200 https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1500593438433021952  What could knock the market further down https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1525157945079496705 https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524260987787902978  2017 ATH calls https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524838447784947712 https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524524188366635008  Trying to time the bottom https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1523573129431240710  Chris x Cobie Luna https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524280637431164929  Feeling sorry for people who have lost $ https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524267901456248832   Bear Market Content Dragonfly https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/to-all-dragonfly-founders-and-friends-1a65e68093d4 Sequoia advice ​​https://twitter.com/michellebailhe/status/1526373376142348288  Arthur Hayes buying BTC at $20K in wake of Terra https://entrepreneurshandbook.co/luna-brothers-inc-712ec5abe199 Financial comeuppance https://cryptohayes.medium.com/annihilation-4effdaf3c73f Paradigm (surviving crypto cycles) https://www.paradigm.xyz/2021/03/surviving-crypto-cycles Zhu Su on being a better role model for retail https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1525045033216397312 Nick Tomaino on stopping relentless shilling https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1525234408910987264 Lot's of talk about “suicide” in context of LUNA https://bitcoinist.com/luna-investors-suicidal-after-cryptos-collapse/ Helping smaller LUNA wallets first https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1525561624974700545  Punk6529 on surviving the bear market https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1525565876711444484  Ian from Syndicate DAO on previous cycles https://twitter.com/ianDAOs/status/1524613312582799360  Best website for looking at token performance https://cryptorank.io/performance   Chris Burniske: Twitter: https://twitter.com/cburniske Placeholder VC: https://www.placeholder.vc/ Previous Unchained Coverage on Terra  Nic Carter, Erik Voorhees, and Eric Wall on the collapse of UST https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-terra-collapsed-and-whether-an-algo-stablecoin-can-ever-succeed/  Do Kwon on backing UST with BTC ​​https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-is-backing-ust-with-bitcoin-and-heres-what-else-he-is-building/ Kevin Zhou on the risk of UST's death spiral https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-depegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/  Jon Wu on how Terra got depegged: https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-someone-deliberately-attack-terra-luna-to-kick-off-a-death-spiral/ Do Kwon on The Chopping Block https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xl8u7-KVwM 

    The 5 Biggest Lessons From Terra/Luna's Collapse, According to Tascha Che - Ep.354

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 39:11

    Tascha Che, founder of Tascha Labs, unpacks the Terra/Luna debacle and reveals what she believes are the five main takeaways from its collapse. Here are some highlights from the show: how stablecoin issuers make money what caused Terra's downfall why Tascha is bullish on algo stablecoins whether she believes undercollateralized stablecoins can work how fast market cap expansion without actual network effect equals death for stablecoins why she doesn't believe a stablecoin's network effects mean much for its success why small(er) stablecoins are better how blockchains mirror national economies  which stablecoins is Tascha excited about how FRAX is a stablecoin that resembles fiat currencies whether the UST collapse will affect the stablecoin development and further regulation how cross-chain agreements would be helpful for the stability of the crypto ecosystem Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021       Coinchange: https://coinchange.io  The Graph: https://thegraph.com/graphday    Episode Links   Tascha Che Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TaschaLabs Tascha Labs:  https://taschalabs.com/  Tascha's thread on nonobvious lessons from the Terra fallout:  https://twitter.com/TaschaLabs/status/1526276308119932928?s=20&t=SCxfocBJoQqTEvCHadjYxA

    The Chopping Block: Kevin Zhou on Why He Knew Terra Would Crash - Ep.353

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 69:00

    Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Kevin Zhou, the CEO of Galois Capital and long-time critic of UST, also joined the conversation. Show topics: the UST depeg and Terra collapse  Kevinon  what it was like being one of the earliest naysayers of LUNA why Kevin believes that UST initially depegged and became a “fear cascade” how Galois Capital traded the UST depeg, from shorting LUNA to keeping their UST in Anchor until the last moment why Kevin was disappointed in the lack of transparency in how Luna Foundation Guard attempted to defend the UST peg the implications of UST's collapse across the crypto and traditional financial markets  whether Terra's decline will lead to more regulation in the crypto industry why Anchor was the “cancer” of the Terra system  why VCs are reticent to say something bad about protocols they don't believe in why grifting is so much more prevalent in crypto  what Jump Trading had to do with the Terra collapse the difference between the way trading and VC firms interact with crypto the issues with the Terra 2 proposal without UST which chains are receiving the people leaving the Terra ecosystem  why Haseeb compared the collapse of UST to the collapse of the Soviet Union who Kevin believes should be reimbursed in the aftermath of the UST collapse how political considerations might affect how Terra continues to develop going forward why Terra NFTs were skyrocketing during the Terra meltdown whether crypto is in a bear or bull market Hosts   Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures https://twitter.com/tarunchitra  Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  https://twitter.com/rleshner    Guest Kevin Zhou, CEO of Galois Capital https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-zhou-82938324/    Previous Unchained Coverage   Nic Carter, Erik Voorhees, and Eric Wall on the collapse of UST https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-terra-collapsed-and-whether-an-algo-stablecoin-can-ever-succeed/  Do Kwon on backing UST with BTC ​​https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-is-backing-ust-with-bitcoin-and-heres-what-else-he-is-building/ Kevin Zhou on the risk of UST's death spiral https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-depegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/  Jon Wu on how Terra got depegged: https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-someone-deliberately-attack-terra-luna-to-kick-off-a-death-spiral/ Do Kwon on The Chopping Block https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xl8u7-KVwM    Haseeb's summary of the Terra collapse: https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/the-reign-of-terra-the-rise-and-fall-of-ust-208dabbc8e6e   Jon Wu's write-up on the UST Depeg Article: https://www.notboring.co/p/terra-to-the-moon-and-back  Thread: https://twitter.com/jonwu_/status/1523793482850050048?s=20&t=lvB1zdz98wu5TE5emh4fCw    Terra Background Info  Twitter: https://twitter.com/terra_money  UST Mechanics: https://angelprotocol.medium.com/how-does-ust-work-ec7b2f6e2c2c UST Bank Run: https://www.wsj.com/articles/crash-of-terrausd-shakes-crypto-there-was-a-run-on-the-bank-11652371839 Speculation of a deliberate attack: https://onchainwizard.substack.com/p/how-to-make-800m-in-crypto-soros?s=r Do Kwon's Proposed Terra's Revival: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/05/13/do-kwon-proposes-restart-of-terra-blockchain-as-ust-luna-plummet/ Anchor: https://twitter.com/anchor_protocol  Terra 2.0: https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-has-a-new-plan-again/    LFG Purchases Luna Foundation Guard: https://lfg.org/team/ Pomp – the $10B Bitcoin Bet on Stablecoins https://pomp.substack.com/p/the-10-billion-bitcoin-bet-on-stablecoins?s=w 3/10 BTC purchase https://twitter.com/LFG_org/status/1503680315969060864  $1 BTC billion purchase https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1496162889085902856  TFL x LFG relationship https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1502225674840555523    Galois Twitter threads https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511455703642394628  https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/151119893095193804   Tarun's thoughts on algorithmic stablecoins https://twitter.com/Unchained_pod/status/1512465290910736391 

    Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed - Ep.352

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 80:09

    Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Venture, Eric Wall, former Chief Investment Officer of Arcane Assets, and Erik Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, discuss what happened with the TerraUSD (UST) and LUNA fiasco, Do Kwon's responsibility, the impact on the crypto ecosystem, and much more. Show highlights:  how Erik used to feel that algo stablecoins were impossible and why he changed his mind why Eric considers that the demand for UST was tied to a sh*tcoin why Nic didn't think LUNA would work how a stablecoin could theoretically be decentralized whether Nic, Eric, and Erik think this was a deliberate attack why they think whether or not there was a deliberate attack is not even relevant how the de-peg started with a liquidity issue on Curve why Nic thinks that Terra's biggest mistake was the 19.5% APY on Anchor whether pursuing a decentralized stablecoin is a worthy goal what aspects of UST were decentralized, according to Erik whether algo stablecoins are dead or whether in the future, death spirals of algo stablecoins can be avoided why Erik believes that everything in the crypto space is an experiment, even BTC what it says that the VCs behind Terra knew were so reputable why Do Kwon's arrogance and inexperience might have caused this chaos whether Terra can be rebuilt whether this collapse imposes risks on other blockchains and other assets why the Luna Foundation Guard's purchase of Bitcoin might have made the UST collapse even worse what Erik thinks about the global financial system and the US dollar how this event could trigger more regulation in the crypto space and why it might hurt the entire ecosystem how regulators might use the Terra case to impose CBDCs.   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021      Coinchange: https://coinchange.io   Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance       Episode Links   Erik Vorhees  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees   Eric Wall Twitter: https://twitter.com/ercwl   Nic Carter Twitter: https://twitter.com/nic__carter   Previous Unchained Coverage of Terra Do Kwon on backing UST with BTC ​​https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-is-backing-ust-with-bitcoin-and-heres-what-else-he-is-building/ Kevin Zhou on the risk of UST's death spiral https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/  Jon Wu on how Terra got de-pegged: https://unchainedpodcast.com/did-someone-deliberately-attack-terra-luna-to-kick-off-a-death-spiral/ Terra Twitter: https://twitter.com/terra_money  UST Mechanics: https://angelprotocol.medium.com/how-does-ust-work-ec7b2f6e2c2c Luna Foundation Guard: https://lfg.org/team/ UST Bank Run: https://www.wsj.com/articles/crash-of-terrausd-shakes-crypto-there-was-a-run-on-the-bank-11652371839 Speculation of a deliberate attack: https://onchainwizard.substack.com/p/how-to-make-800m-in-crypto-soros?s=r Do Kwon's Proposed Terra's Revival: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/05/13/do-kwon-proposes-restart-of-terra-blockchain-as-ust-luna-plummet/ Terra Blockchain Halted: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/12/luna-issuer-terra-halts-blockchain-after-week-of-losses/ Upcoming Regulation https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/terra-stablecoin-loses-peg https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/146583/yellen-says-the-stablecoin-market-is-still-too-small-to-pose-systemic-risk

    Did Someone Deliberately Attack Terra/Luna to Kick off a Death Spiral? - Ep.351

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 48:20

    Jon Wu, head of growth at Aztec Network, recaps a historically chaotic week in the Terra ecosystem that saw $UST depeg, Anchor depositors flee, and $LUNA fall 99%. Show highlights: how $UST, $LUNA, Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), and Anchor Protocol are supposed to work why Jon compares the Terra blockchain with VISA, LFG with the Fed, and Do Kwon with Jerome Powell how a previous $UST de-peg foreshadowed this week's dystopian price action how a bitcoin short seemed to have kickstarted $UST's depeg and why Jon thinks it was a deliberate attack why Luna Foundation Guard originally purchased Bitcoin – and how that plan backfired and made the Terra death spiral even more violent why $UST had such low liquidity this week – making it more susceptible to a bank run what Jon's predictions are for $UST and $LUNA going forward what were the reasons behind Terra halting why Jon does not think this will be the end of algorithmic stablecoins why Jon thinks this should not affect ETH directly, even though there is a high amount of staked ETH in the Terra ecosystem   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021      Coinchange: https://coinchange.io      Episode Links   Jon Wu Twitter https://twitter.com/jonwu   Jon's Write-Up on the UST Depeg Article: https://www.notboring.co/p/terra-to-the-moon-and-back  Thread: https://twitter.com/jonwu_/status/1523793482850050048?s=20&t=lvB1zdz98wu5TE5emh4fCw    Previous Unchained Coverage of Terra Do Kwon on backing UST with BTC ​​https://unchainedpodcast.com/do-kwon-is-backing-ust-with-bitcoin-and-heres-what-else-he-is-building/ Kevin Zhou on the risk of UST's death spiral https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/    Terra: Terra proposal to accelerate the burn of UST and increase the base pool: https://station.terra.money/proposal/1164  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/146254/terraform-labs-ceo-do-kwon-unveils-plan-to-restore-ust-peg Terra halting the network: https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1524785058296778752?s=20&t=FUJkFuN8PyxRoF9TCPgrGg Terra going live again: https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1524812171179327488?s=20&t=FUJkFuN8PyxRoF9TCPgrGg Regulatory risks: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/146426/the-sec-has-already-sued-terraform-labs-it-has-every-reason-to-investigate-ust-lawyers-say    Other Recaps on Terra:  CoinDesk on how Do Kwon was behind previous algorithmic stablecoin: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/05/11/usts-do-kwon-was-behind-earlier-failed-stablecoin-ex-terra-colleagues-say/  Rekt: https://rekt.news/luna-rekt/

    Will Optimism's OP Token Draw People Back to Layer 2s on Ethereum? - Ep.350

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 70:16

    Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Ben Jones, cofounder and chief scientist at Optimism Foundation, discuss the current state of Ethereum Layer 2s, Optimism's new governance structure, why Synthetix chose to build on Optimism, and more. Show topics: what Optimism and Synthetix are how zero-knowledge rollups differ from optimistic rollups why Synthetix decided to build on Optimism what makes L2s more enticing to build on than other L1s how Optimism's governance is going to change with the launch of the Optimism Collective and OP token what issues Synthetix has had with Discord governance and early token voting, and how they have now solved this by forcing users to consolidate wallet addresses what retroactive public goods funding is and how it could create a “flywheel” of development on Optimism why whales might be excluded from Optimism's token grant to Synthetix why Ben thinks the future is about the “superchain” rather than multi-chain  what Kain and Ben think about bridging between L2s and Mainnet why Optimism is a staunch backer of EIP 4844 how the merge could affect Optimism and Synthetix Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021      Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/    Episode Links   Guests Ben Jones: https://twitter.com/ben_chain Kain Warwick: https://twitter.com/kaiynne    Synthetix https://twitter.com/synthetix_io   Optimism https://twitter.com/optimismPBC    Optimism Collective https://optimism.mirror.xyz/gQWKlrDqHzdKPsB1iUnI-cVN3v0NvsWnazK7ajlt1fI    Synthetix Launching on Optimism https://blog.synthetix.io/optimism-launch-announcement/    Synthetix Governance https://docs.synthetix.io/governance/    Kain's Blog https://blog.synthetix.io/author/kain/    Rollups What are the biggest risks to optimistic rollup chains? https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/05/rollup.html#:~:text=Anatomy%20of%20a%20fraud%20proof  What is the difference between optimistic and ZK rollups? And why did Synthetix choose Optimism? https://blog.matter-labs.io/optimistic-vs-zk-rollup-deep-dive-ea141e71e075    EIP 4844 https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-4844 https://www.eip4844.com/   The Merge https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereums-merge-was-delayed-and-why-it-wont-reduce-gas-fees-much/    Kain's previous Unchained appearances Ethereum killers episode https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-solana-and-binance-smart-chain-could-take-ethereums-lead/ How Synthetix became the second-largest DeFi platform https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-synthetix-became-the-second-largest-defi-platform/ DeFi summer https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-comp-5xed-on-day-1-and-what-this-means-for-a-defi-bull-market/    Optimism's Bridging Solution https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1517548430297604096 

    Should Yuga Labs Have Charged More For Its Otherside NFTs? - Ep.349

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 38:13

    Eric Golden, the owner of BAYC #7560 and host of Web3 Breakdowns, discusses the Otherdeed NFT drop that stalled Ethereum and burned over $150 million worth of ether. Show topics: what the Otherdeed mint is  Why Yuga Labs had buyers undergo a know-your-customer process in order to mint the NFTs why Eric was pretty certain a gas war was imminent in the hours leading up to the mint how KYC'd addresses played into the Otherdeed mint what Eric thought about Yuga Labs's decision to scrap a Dutch auction in favor of a flat minting price why Eric does not believe Yuga Labs purposefully botched their smart contract, as many in the Ethereum community alleged why Eric was frustrated with Yuga Labs's response on Twitter to the mint  why Eric does not think Otherside needs its own chain what effect the Otherdeed mint is having on other Yuga Labs-adjacent assets like ApeCoin and Bored Ape Yacht Club what Kodas are and why they are trading for tens of thousands of dollars why Eric is confident that Yuga Labs is well-positioned to follow through on their promises to build out a metaverse game Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021      Coinchange: https://coinchange.io      Episode Links   Eric Golden https://twitter.com/ericgoldenx   Otherside https://otherside.xyz/   Otherdeed License ​​https://otherside.xyz/license Punk6529 thread: https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1520697396119879680  CryptoGarga saying at least one term in the license would be changed:  https://twitter.com/CryptoGarga/status/1520818410149617666    Otherdeed Yuga Labs' response to the sale: https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1520612362986078208  NFTs: https://opensea.io/collection/otherdeed  Canceling the Dutch auction https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144298/yuga-labss-otherside-scraps-dutch-style-auction-for-nft-sale  0xcrumbs's tweet showing there was more demand than supply: https://twitter.com/0xCrumbs/status/1520559050592817152?s=20&t=ngPe9YzByzwJbMa_N1hThw CoinDesk coverage: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/01/bayc-team-raises-285m-with-otherside-nfts-clogs-ethereum/ https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/05/04/the-yuga-labs-catastrophe-could-have-been-prevented/    Smart Contract Conversation Will Papper: https://twitter.com/WillPapper/status/1520592312379658241 Vitalik Buterin:  ​https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1520621813209784321    Kodas https://medium.com/@jseid212/koda-rarity-ranking-the-newest-creatures-in-the-yuga-lab-ecosystem-9e6adba0ab68 

    The Chopping Block: Did Andre Cronje Pull an Epic Crypto Rug Pull? - Ep.348

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 61:35

    Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Robert Leshner, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Andre Cronje, the recently retired (sort of) DeFi developer, also joined the conversation. Show topics: why being doxxed led to Andre retiring (sort of) from crypto Andre's response to Robert who calledl his departure from DeFi “an epic rug pull”  why Andre is back – and why he is working on “regulated” crypto products how the Otherside KYC'd NFT drop was an “absolute fail” where identity fits into the crypto space and why traditional and DeFi institutions alike are interested in the identity of their users Dalle 2 why the Bored Ape community likely sees the Yuga Labs Otherdeed NFT sale as a turning point why Robert would compare buying a BAYC NFT last year to purchasing BTC in 2010 main takeaways from Solana's seven-hour outage and why designing a mempool (or multiple) is critical for the chain     Hosts   Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures https://twitter.com/tarunchitra  Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  https://twitter.com/rleshner    Guest Andre Cronje, DeFi OG https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-cronje    Show Topics   Andre Cronje's Retirement https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-defi-og-is-leaving-crypto/ Andre Cronje's return to regulated crypto https://andrecronje.medium.com/crypto-regulation-vs-regulated-crypto-aae56b36dcd8  Solana outage  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144639/solana-restarted-after-seven-hour-outage-caused-by-surge-of-transactions https://twitter.com/0xEdgar/status/1521188981538537472 https://github.com/metaplex-foundation/metaplex-program-library/pull/417 Yuga Labs rakes in $317MM from the sale of Otherside land NFTs and causes huge congestion on Ethereum. https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/144549/otherside-land-nfts-sell-out-in-hours-as-yuga-labs-rakes-in-317-million

    RAC and David Greenstein on Why Music NFTs Are Better Than Spotify - Ep.347

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 71:28

    André Allen Anjos, who is better known as the crypto-friendly artist RAC, and David Greenstein, co-founder of Sound.xyz, a web3 music platform, analyze the current state of the web3 music scene and discuss how artists can leverage web3 tools to get paid at fair market value for their art.  Show highlights: RAC's experience in the traditional music industry why David believes music is the most undervalued sector in the world – and how Sound and crypto can help value it correctly the different types of NFTs with which musicians like RAC are experimenting what Sound.xyz is and how it is helping artists unlock their fanbase and community why David is so passionate about creating a social experience when it comes to music NFTs Sound.xyz's decision to allow artists to deploy their own smart contracts what RAC has made in NFT drops compared to Spotify streams why Sound.xyz was built with “editions” as the most common format for NFTs sold on the platform what makes blockchain technology well-suited for the music industry RAC's crypto adventures: $TAPE, $RAC, and more … how the famous “Amen Break” sample would work as an NFT what artists will be measured by in the NFT world   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021      Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/    Episode Links   David Greenstein LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgreenstein/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dgreenstein1?lang=en RAC Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAC Website: https://rac.fm/ Crypto Adventures RAC Token https://etherscan.io/address/0xc22b30e4cce6b78aaaadae91e44e73593929a3e9 https://v2.info.uniswap.org/pair/0xf744417d0a5fd18b5b18726ce1b48f931dfa32ea https://blog.ourzora.com/home/introducing-rac https://www.billboard.com/pro/rac-nfts-social-token-platform-racos-web3/ Music NFTs (w/ Sound.xyz embeds) https://rac.fm/nfts Discord https://discord.com/invite/rac Tokenized cassette tape https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/64760/ethereum-tokenized-cassette-dj-rac-zora-grammy Sound.xyz Website https://www.sound.xyz/ FAQs https://soundxyz.notion.site/soundxyz/Frequently-Asked-Questions-1-0e39e44edccb42f8b3c3ca5d93c703a9 Recent raise https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/15/sound-xyz-raises-5m-from-a16z-to-explore-how-web3-can-upend-the-economics-of-the-music-business/ Recent drops that are fun Bored Ape Yacht Club Band https://www.sound.xyz/boredbrothers/drip Snoop Dogg https://twitter.com/soundxyz_/status/1516896676077744128 https://twitter.com/SnoopDogg/status/1516481234464960513 Music NFT Content Good overview: https://momentranks.com/blog/music-nfts-explained-transforming-music-sales https://twitter.com/MonsterDaoNFT/status/1517164757534580736 https://twitter.com/fascinated/status/1516539250661117966 Cooper Turley Content Weekly blog https://thisweekinmusicnfts.mirror.xyz/ Music NFT tweets https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1516598888114831360 https://coopahtroopa-eth.medium.com/musicians-meet-audio-nfts-aa495cfd2996 https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1460062843244408833 https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1469789186131587073 https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1475609928865705988 RAC Content: ETH royalties compared to Spotify https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1516578113634725890 https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1517168623772602368 RollingStone profile https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/rac-future-25-1179443/ Likes the 1/100 NFT drop https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1516178179886510083 Coinbase listing of RAC? https://blog.coinbase.com/increasing-transparency-for-new-asset-listings-on-coinbase-e06f2edb095e How the Sinners drop would have worked over time https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1512560530761809921 Thoughts on music NFT metrics https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1509213081594855425 Royal https://twitter.com/join_royal Jesse Walden write-up on Sound.xyz https://twitter.com/jessewldn/status/1471148257892044812  

    FTX Wants to Compete With CME -- Here's Why It's a Big Deal - Ep.346

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 36:49

    Chris Perkins, president of CoinFund, a web3 investment firm, discusses his experience at the Crypto Bahamas conference before diving into an FTX.US proposal that would allow for direct trading of crypto derivatives in the US – which appears to be rocking the boat of certain regulators in D.C. Show topics: Chris's two biggest takeaways from his Crypto Bahamas experience how Chris's experience at Lehman Brothers and Citi prepared him for crypto  what issues arise via the plumbing of traditional financial markets why centralized intermediaries make derivatives trading efficient what FTX.US is proposing and how it could be a boon for retail traders how crypto settlement would work compared to the current batch trading method why the acquisition of LedgerX enabled FTX.US to make this proposal what license FTX.US feels like it no longer needs since it can settle derivative transactions on a blockchain whether FTX.US would expand to other derivatives and what that might do to an entity like CME what Chris is listening for in the CFTC's public discussion surrounding FTX.US's proposal  whether FTX.US's proposal will be a partisan issue Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021      Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/  Galaxis: https://galaxis.xyz/    Episode Links   Chris Perkins LinkedIn:  ​​https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-perkins-092569a/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/perkinscr97  CoinFund:  ​​https://twitter.com/coinfund_io    Coverage of the FTX.US Proposal Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-21/crypto-billionaire-rankles-wall-street-with-futures-trading-plan?sref=m9L277rN  Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2022/04/27/the-ftx-us-proposal-that-shook-congress-and-the-crypto-derivatives-world/ The Block: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/143792/as-it-weighs-ftx-proposal-cftc-announces-a-roundtable-on-disintermediation  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137304/cftc-opens-up-ftx-uss-derivatives-trading-model-to-public-comment  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/140026/ftx-derivatives-proposal-takes-center-stage-at-congressional-hearing-with-cftc-chairman  CoinDesk https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/10/ftxus-derivatives-unit-seeks-cftc-amendment-to-clear-margin-trades-directly-for-customers/ https://www.coindesk.com/video/recent-videos/ftx-us-to-meet-with-cftc-regarding-derivatives-trades/  Public comment:  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137304/cftc-opens-up-ftx-uss-derivatives-trading-model-to-public-comment May roundtable:  https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8519-22 https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/04/19/ftx-plan-said-to-face-cftc-roundtable-next-month/ https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/143792/as-it-weighs-ftx-proposal-cftc-announces-a-roundtable-on-disintermediation CME opposition to proposal:  ​​https://www.marketsmedia.com/cme-to-oppose-ftx-clearing-proposal/   Unchained Coverage of FTX.US and LedgerX 2021: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-ftx-us-ledgerx-deal-indicates-crypto-ma-might-start-booming/  2019: https://unchainedpodcast.com/ledgerx-on-the-reasons-to-trade-bitcoin-options/ 

    Amy Wu on Why FTX Is So Excited About Web3 Gaming - Ep.345

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 70:33

    Amy Wu, head of FTX ventures and gaming initiatives, discusses her role at FTX, what problems need to be addressed in the web3 gaming world, and her thoughts on APE and Yuga Labs as a board member of Apecoin DAO and investor in Yuga Labs. Show highlights: what Amy does at FTX how her background investing in gaming prepared her for her role at FTX Amy's vision for FTX's gaming studio how FTX is helping gaming studios get into web3 and NFTs why Amy thinks blockchain games are the evolution of the ‘free to play' gaming archetype what best practices Amy believes web2 companies should implement when transitioning into web3 gaming why there is so much backlash against traditional companies incorporating NFTs (hint: it's not just about environmental concerns) how FTX Ventures is looking to deploy capital and why it is so interested in Korea and India, specifically why Amy thinks the L1 wars will end with just a few winning chains why “consumer products” are going to be more important than high throughput blockchains in onboarding the next billion users what Amy's role as a board member of Apecoin DAO is like what Amy thinks about APE and Yuga Labs trends for the rest of 2022: social media, dating apps, and more…   Tickets to the Cryptopians Book Clubs Go on Sale Today at 1pm ET! Today, Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm Eastern Time, we will sell the NFT tickets to five book clubs to discuss my book, The Cryptopians. All the book clubs, which are 90 minutes and limited to 22 participants each, will be hosted by me and will take place on my Discord from May 2nd to May 10th. The sale will will take place on Bitski: bitski.com/@laurashin/created   The dates and times for the book clubs are:  Monday, May 2, at 8 pm ET  Tuesday May 3, at 1pm ET with Lefteris Karapetsas, Griff Green, and Christoph Jentzsch of the DAO Thursday, May 5, at 12pm Monday, May 9, at 12pm ET with Andrey Ternovskiy of Chatroulette Tuesday, May 10, at 3pm ET   Again, the link for the sale is at https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created.    Also, join me for a Twitter Spaces, hosted by Bitski (https://twitter.com/bitski), at 12pm ET today.    Unchained Is Hiring!  Find out information on the three openings at Unchained and how to apply here:  part-time remote social media marketing manager:  https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/ part-time remote editorial assistant: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/ part-time remote video/audio producer: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/a   Thank you to our sponsors! Ether Cards: https://galaxis.xyz Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021   Episode Links   Amy Wu LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amytongwu/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/amytongwu    Roles FTX Gaming https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1495834891858100232 Apecoin DAO Board https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1504238389737967622  FTX Ventures https://ventures.ftx.com/    FTX Stuff Going On NFT lounge at Coachella https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1515407892693745665 FTX Ventures x SuperteamDAO (India) https://twitter.com/ajm_ftx/status/1510339725059629058 Acquisition of Good Luck Games https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1506308327399063557 Backlash `https://kotaku.com/nft-crypto-blcckchain-storybook-brawl-card-f2p-steam-re-1848708120  FTX Africa https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1504095099873280005  Com2uS, a publicly-traded company, launched a token on FTX `https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1501675620832583684  FTX launch in Europe https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1500902895880974340 YGG India push for FTX https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1499075404887465994  FTX Future Fund https://ftxfuturefund.org/announcing-the-future-fund/  $400 million raise w/ plans for M&A's https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-31/bankman-fried-s-ftx-valued-at-32-billion-after-latest-round    Miscellaneous Blockchain gaming backlash https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgd78d/the-crypto-revolution-is-an-existential-crisis-for-video-games 

    Why the SEC's Proposed Rules Affecting DeFi Could Violate the First Amendment - Ep.344

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 42:19

    Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, discusses a proposed rule by the US Securities and Exchange Commission that has massive implications for the free-speech rights of crypto software developers in the US. Show highlights: why an SEC proposal changing the definition of “exchange” could violate the right to free speech of US crypto developers whether the SEC is going after DeFi on purpose – as its 200+ page proposal never mentions crypto or DeFi what precedent Peter has found that should prohibit the SEC from taking away software developers' right to free speech how Peter and Coin Center structured their recent letter of comment to the SEC what the next steps (such as a lawsuit?) should be for the crypto community if the rule goes into effect  why writing software is part of someone's right to free speech what implications the proposed rule could have on AMMs what happens next: when could the rule be put into place? Unchained is hiring!  Find out information on the three openings at Unchained and how to apply here:  part-time remote social media marketing manager: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/ part-time remote editorial assistant: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/ part-time remote video/audio producer: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/ Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021     Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/  Galaxis: https://galaxis.xyz/   Episode Links   Peter Van Valkenburgh Coin Center profile: https://www.coincenter.org/people/peter-van-valkenburgh/ Twitter:  ​https://twitter.com/valkenburgh    The SEC Proposal Proposal: ​https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2022-10#  Comments on the proposal: https://www.sec.gov/comments/s7-02-22/s70222.htm  Coin Center's/Peter's comment: https://www.coincenter.org/a-new-sec-proposal-has-a-serious-change-hidden-within-its-complex-language/ Coin Center blog on its comment: https://www.coincenter.org/a-new-sec-proposal-has-a-serious-change-hidden-within-its-complex-language/  Gabriel Shapiro's comment: https://twitter.com/lex_node/status/1516079145213739013 

    The Chopping Block: How to Improve DeFi and Cross-Chain Bridge Security - Ep.343

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 77:05

    Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this episode, Laura Shin, the host of Unchained and author of The Cryptopians, also joined the conversation. Show topics: how people have responded to The Cryptopians why traditional publishers were reticent to publish the story revealing the alleged DAO attacker's identity what lessons can be learned from North Korea's alleged involvement in the Ronin bridge exploit what zero-knowledge proofs work and how a miscalculation in a whitepaper almost caused major issues in the crypto world this week how math proofs and reporting specifications work in the crypto space why security engineers, like samczsun, are so hard to come by how an attacker was able to steal ~$80 million from Beanstalk in a governance attack  @hosseeb vs. @haseeb  the difference between being in crypto and covering it as a journalist – and why Laura sees herself as more a “referee” than a participant in the crypto space whether DeFi hackers can actually cash out of their positions why Tarun is worried about Ethereum's security in the wake of the merge being delayed even further what staking derivatives are, and how traditional are using Lido to lever up why traditional funds getting into crypto has Tarun worried about Anchor  why the guys think Cosmos is more popular than Polkadot Episode Links   Hosts Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures https://twitter.com/tarunchitra  Laura Shin, the crypto referee https://twitter.com/laurashin    Helpful Information North Korea's interest in crypto:  https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-north-korea-is-interested-in-cryptocurrency/  The Merge delayed https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-ethereums-merge-was-delayed-and-why-it-wont-reduce-gas-fees-much/  https://bitcoinist.com/ethereum-merge-headed-for-another-delay/ https://twitter.com/korpi87/status/1513459657381068812 Beanstalk rekt for $180M https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/142272/ethereum-based-stablecoin-protocol-beanstalk-loses-more-than-80-million-to-exploit Crazy attack using flash loans to insta-ship governance proposals: https://rekt.news/beanstalk-rekt/ https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1515735718840184835    The Cryptopians   http://bit.ly/cryptopians    UST and Anchor worries   https://unchainedpodcast.com/heres-why-usdn-de-pegged-from-the-dollar-and-why-ust-might-too/   Lido and centralization   https://www.suresats.com/post/ethereum-s-centralization-dilemma-through-lido-staking   Cosmos vs. Polkadot   https://medium.com/coinmonks/polkadot-vs-cosmos-which-one-is-the-best-246e67b25d6c    MakerDAO technical docs   https://docs.makerdao.com/   Zero-Knowledge explainer   https://www.notboring.co/p/zero-knowledge

    Why Crypto Twitter's Disrespect Toward Regulators Is a ‘Really Bad Business Decision' - Ep.342

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 72:55

    Two policy experts, Chris Lehane, chief strategy officer at Haun Ventures, and Niki Christoff, the founder of Christoff and Co., discuss how the crypto industry has performed in Washington and how it can better educate more regulators and politicians about the technology. Show highlights:  Niki and Chris' background how Niki and Chris would grade the performance of crypto companies in Washington what parallels Chris can draw between crypto in the 2020s and FAANG in the mid-90s whether having a plethora of crypto policy groups helps or hurts crypto in Washington whether calling politicians and regulators names and making memes of them helps or hurts the crypto industry an effective way crypto companies can prompt lawmakers and regulators to prioritize crypto policy why it can be strategically smarter to try to convince incumbents to adopt pro-crypto policy over supporting challengers why Chris thinks crypto could be a bipartisan topic what Chris and Niki think about the fact that Democratic candidates received more donations from people working in the crypto industry than Republicans did the three types of crypto users that are valuable to political candidates what Niki and Chris would tell Senator Elizabeth Warren about crypto if they were to meet with her today what effect crypto might have on midterms why the terminology native to crypto may have to change   Unchained is hiring!  Find out information on the three openings at Unchained and how to apply here:  part-time remote social media marketing manager: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-social-media-and-marketing-manager/ part-time remote editorial assistant: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/ part-time remote video/audio producer: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-part-time-remote-video-audio-producer/ Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created   Here is the schedule:  Monday May 2, at 8pm ET/5pm PT with Laura Shin Tuesday, May 3, at 7pm CET/1pm ET/10am PT with guests Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, and Griff Green  Thursday, May 5, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with Laura Shin Monday, May 9, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with guest Andrey Ternovskiy Tuesday, May 10, at 9pm CET/3pm ET/12pm PT with Laura Shin If you'd like to participate, be sure to mark your calendars for the sale time on April 26th. Hope to see you in one of the book clubs! Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021            Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto Galaxis: https://galaxis.xyz/   Episode Links   Chris Lehane LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-lehane-2562535/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrislehane  Joining Haun Ventures https://twitter.com/chrislehane/status/1506395461187354624      Niki Christoff LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikichristoff/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikiChristoff    Miscellaneous Links Overview of crypto and politics https://www.citizen.org/article/capitol-coin-cryptocurrency-lobbying-revolving-door-report/  Biden's executive order Thread of official statements: https://twitter.com/crypto_council/status/1501606327621197835 Fact sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/09/fact-sheet-president-biden-to-sign-executive-order-on-ensuring-responsible-innovation-in-digital-assets/  Overview: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/09/heres-whats-in-bidens-executive-order-on-crypto.html  New bill from Senator Warren to crack down on sanctions evasion: https://www.coincenter.org/new-crypto-sanctions-bill-targets-publishing-code-facilitating-transactions/ DeFi Education Fund  https://medium.com/@defieducationfund Blockchain Association https://theblockchainassociation.org/news/  Crypto Council for Innovation https://twitter.com/crypto_council/

    Why Ethereum's Merge Was Delayed and Why It Won't Reduce Gas Fees Much - Ep.341

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 35:35

    Tim Beiko, the Ethereum Foundation coordinator for core developers, discusses his recent estimation that Ethereum's merge, where the network transitions from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, will be delayed until the second half of 2022. Show topics: what the Ethereum merge is  why an upcoming difficulty bomb could force developers to delay the merge what shadow forks are and how they affect the decision to go forward with the merge how network difficulty is used in Ethereum to keep a balance between the blockchain and miners Tim's (purposefully vague) timeline for the merge how the merge could increase Ethereum's throughput by 9% – and thus potentially reduce gas fees slightly how the Ethereum Foundation plans to address gas fees and scaling issues post-merge Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created   Here is the schedule:  Monday May 2, at 8pm ET/5pm PT with Laura Shin Tuesday, May 3, at a time TBD with guests Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, and Griff Green  Thursday, May 5, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with Laura Shin Monday, May 9, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with guest Andrey Ternovskiy Tuesday, May 10, at 9pm CET/3pm ET/12pm PT with Laura Shin If you'd like to participate, be sure to mark your calendars for the sale time on April 26th. Hope to see you in one of the book clubs!   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021     Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/  Galaxis: https://galaxis.xyz/   Episode Links   Tim Beiko Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimBeiko    Related Content Tim's post on the merge FAQs: https://github.com/timbeiko/eth-roadmap-faq#merge-timelines Tim's tweets from this week: https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1514423985517203458  https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1514010098145759232 Previous Unchained appearance discussing the merge and EIP 1559: https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereums-eip-1559-will-solve-some-problems-but-big-ones-will-remain/  Shadow fork threads https://twitter.com/parithosh_j/status/1513129893235769346?s=20&t=w63Iw2RPkldNMnRS4PJdjA https://twitter.com/vdWijden/status/1513540976438091779  Unchained episode about how Ethereum 2.0 will work: https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereum-2-0-what-you-need-to-know/ 

    Excited About Your Bored Ape or CryptoPunk? Make Sure You Understand Your IP Rights - Ep.340

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 67:33

    Stuart Levi, co-head of the Technology Transaction and Intellectual Property Group at Skadden Arps, and Marta Belcher, general counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs, break down the legal issues surrounding NFTs specifically in the context of Yuga Labs' recent purchase of CryptoPunks and Meebits IP rights. Show highlights: the definitions and differences between copyrights, trademarks, and rights of publicity (name, image, likeness) how NFT projects have evolved in the past 12-18 months and what that means for the rights of NFT holders why NBA Top Shot's licensing model is the best model for famous brands entering the NFT space how the popularity of PFPs and the open-source ethos of crypto has led to confusion regarding the commercial rights of NFT holders what you are getting when you buy an NFT (hint, it's not copyright) the misconceptions surrounding Yuga Labs' acquisition of Crypto Punks and Meebits why Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT holders most likely cannot use the Bored Ape Yacht Club brand or logo what issues web3 projects face in getting NFT holders to accept terms and conditions why web3 projects should protect their trademark what a Creative Commons license is, and how it can be used in the NFT space what sort of licenses exist in the NFT space why secondary sales and transfers of NFTs pose such massive problems for copyright and trademark owners how marketplaces are handling terms and conditions what NFT projects can do to help the transfer of copyrights and trademarks   Announcing The Cryptopians Book Clubs! On April 26th, I will be selling NFT tickets to five 90-minute virtual book clubs in which 22 people can discuss "The Cryptopians" with me and with each other — without worrying about spoilers! Two of the book clubs will also feature special guests.    The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 26, at 1pm ET/10am PT,  and tickets will be $100 each. (The sale will be on Bitski, but the NFTs will not be visible until the sale goes live on the 26th): https://www.bitski.com/@laurashin/created   Here is the schedule:  Monday May 2, at 8pm ET/5pm PT with Laura Shin Tuesday, May 3, at a time TBD with guests Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, and Griff Green  Thursday, May 5, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with Laura Shin Monday, May 9, at 6pm CET/12pm ET/9am PT with guest Andrey Ternovskiy Tuesday, May 10, at 9pm CET/3pm ET/12pm PT with Laura Shin If you'd like to participate, be sure to mark your calendars for the sale time on April 26th. Hope to see you in one of the book clubs! Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021            Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto Galaxis: https://galaxis.xyz/   Episode Link:   Marta Belcher https://www.linkedin.com/in/martabelcher  https://twitter.com/MartaBelcher    Stuart Levi https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartlevi/ Content on NFT IP/Legal Issues Josh Durham on IP rights and NFTs https://lexdao.substack.com/p/protecting-your-nft-personal-property-rights?s=r Punk 6529 on CryptoPunks and Yuga Labs https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1502595586960367617.html Decrypt on stolen IP https://decrypt.co/96637/nfts-have-a-problem-with-copyright-theft Why IP rights are meaningless https://twitter.com/nftlawguy/status/1509233036369416192 IP questions from DC Investor https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1509187304027529222 The Copyright NFT bible https://medium.com/initc3org/copyright-vulnerabilities-in-nfts-317e02d8ae26  What Exactly Do You Get When You Buy an NFT? Three Lawyers Discuss https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-exactly-do-you-get-when-you-buy-an-nft-three-lawyers-discuss/   Difference between copyright and trademark ​​https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/small-business/trademark-vs-copyright  

    Here's Why USDN De-Pegged From the Dollar – And Why UST Might Too - Ep.339

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 44:31

    Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, discusses a crazy week in the world of algorithmic stablecoins that saw USDN de-peg from the dollar and Terra unveil plans to create a new liquidity pool on Curve to strengthen UST. Show highlights: how USDN and Waves works what made USD de-peg why Kevin thinks algorithmic stablecoins fail so often what Kevin thinks about backing UST with BTC how 4pool works in the context of Curve Finance, 3pool, UST, Frax Finance, and Redacted Cartel why Kevin believes Anchor is the reason UST could de-peg what might happen to Terra and the crypto market writ large if UST were to de-peg why lowering yields on Anchor could depress LUNA's price by 8x how UST and LUNA redemptions work Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021     Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/  Galaxis: https://galaxis.xyz/ Episode Links   Kevin Zhou LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-zhou-82938324/  Galois Capital: https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital    UST Proposal https://agora.terra.money/t/ust-goes-interchain-the-4pool-and-redacted-cartel/5648 Why Terra would want to implement 4pool (in the context of the curve wars) https://twitter.com/CryptoHarry_/status/1510244225304117252  Do Kwon on trying to make DAI less relevant https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1511017532764803078  FXS price jump https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/04/04/frax-finances-fxs-jumps-as-terra-introduces-stablecoin-pool-4pool/  Galois Twitter threads https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511455703642394628  https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511198930951938049  UST vs LUNA market cap risk https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1506372692005593090  https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1511198930951938049  https://twitter.com/Galois_Capital/status/1507651829366145030  Why curve wars matter https://twitter.com/JackNiewold/status/1511484763630194699  Terraform Labs' CEO Do Kwon's appearance on Unchained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMRbP_b4JXM  Anchor https://medium.com/@_0xfr/anchor-protocol-how-the-dev-team-rigged-liquidations-a188fb87a99f  USDN Recap of Waves x Alameda Drama https://thedefiant.io/waves-ftx-ponzi-accusations/  OG thread pointing out Waves market manipulation https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1509581295621451779  https://twitter.com/0xHamz/status/1502381061925261312  Waves founder blaming Alameda https://twitter.com/sasha35625/status/1510589983920656385 Governance proposal to kill Alameda's short ​​https://unchainedpodcast.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0085a41334b3edf854fd51f9b&id=2fb7761d5b&e=3c1178619e  

    The Chopping Block: Why ‘One Man's Bug Is Another Man's Bounty' - Ep.338

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 55:48

    Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. Show topics: how social engineering was used in the $600 million+ Ronin bridge hack what bridge infrastructure needs to be built (note: if someone wants to build a cross-chain Etherscan, it sounds like Tarun would fund it) why the Inverse Finance hack impressed Tom how Open Zeppelin found and patched a $15 billion vulnerability for Convex Finance why transitioning to token governance might be an issue for Convex what made USDN de-peg why Tarun think algorithmic stablecoin creators are a little crazy the elegance of the Bitcoin whitepaper what their biggest takeaways from Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter are why Tarun thinks FTX investing in IEX is actually a huge deal   Hosts Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures https://twitter.com/tarunchitra  Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  https://twitter.com/rleshner  Topics Covered Ronin hack https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-29/hackers-steal-590-million-from-ronin-in-latest-bridge-attack https://decrypt.co/96811/nearly-7m-hacked-ronin-funds-sent-privacy-mixer-tornado-cash https://roninblockchain.substack.com/p/community-alert-ronin-validators?s=w More hacks: Inverse Finance, Convex Rugpull disclosure https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/04/02/defi-lender-inverse-finance-exploited-for-156-million/ https://twitter.com/bertcmiller/status/1510284763332071427 https://blog.openzeppelin.com/15-billion-rugpull-vulnerability-in-convex-finance-protocol-uncovered-and-resolved/ USDN Peg broken, drama ensues ​​https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140475/drama-erupts-around-the-waves-blockchain-project-and-trading-firm-alameda  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/neutrino-usd Why is Elon taking a stake in Twitter? https://decrypt.co/96809/dogecoin-cheerleader-elon-musk-takes-9-2-stake-in-twitter https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-to-name-elon-musk-to-its-board-of-directors-11649162614?mod=article_inline FTX purchasing a stake in IEX https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ftx-us-and-iex-join-forces-to-help-shape-market-structure-for-digital-assets-301517550.html Lightning Labs' $70 million raise https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140560/lightning-labs-taro-protocol-stablecoins-fundraise  Gauntlet raises $23.8M led by Ribbit, now a Unicorn - congrats Tarun! https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-quant-firm-gauntlet-valued-at-1b-following-series-b

    Why TBD's Mike Brock Is Skeptical That Decentralized Applications Will Become Popular - Ep.337

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 74:47

    Mike Brock, general manager of TBD at Block, discusses how TBD's yet-to-be-released DEX is structured, explains why he thinks decentralized solutions do not necessarily need blockchains, and tells the humorous story about how Jack Dorsey convinced him to start working on a Bitcoin project. Show highlights: what TBD is and what its relation to Block (formerly Square) is how TBD differs from Spiral, another Block-based Bitcoin firm how tbDEX works and why building on-ramps and off-ramps to crypto is so important who will be supplying the liquidity for tbDEX why Mike is passionate about creating digital identity infrastructure how tbDEX will incorporate digital identity tooling into its protocol what Mike thinks about Vitalik Buterin's misgivings concerning tbDEX's design why Mike fell down the rabbit hole (thanks Jack Dorsey) what lessons Mike learned at CashApp that he is using at TBD which stablecoin TBD will be working with why Mike is not a believer in DeFi why tbDEX (or, seemingly, other TBD products) will not utilize tokens Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021            Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto Ether Cards: https://ether.cards/  Episode Links   Mike Brock Twitter; https://twitter.com/brockm  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-brock-9030813/  Introduction to TBD: https://twitter.com/brockm/status/1415795490914856961    TBD Twitter: https://twitter.com/tbd54566975?lang=en  GitHub: https://github.com/TBD54566975/tbdex-whitepaper  Whitepaper https://tbd54566975.ghost.io/introducing-tbdex/  https://tbdex.io/whitepaper.pdf  Careers: https://block.xyz/careers?search=tbd  Other Origin of name: https://twitter.com/TBD54566975/status/1424818221652324355  Vitalik's reticence: https://cryptopotato.com/vitalik-buterin-tells-how-jack-dorseys-tbd-might-build-the-bitcoin-dex/    Other Topics Spiral (lightning development). Brock helped set up Spiral.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/spiralbtc  Website: https://spiral.xyz/  CashApp Impressive BTC revenue: https://decrypt.co/93793/block-bitcoin-earnings-cash-app-hit-nearly-2-billion-q4  Lightning network: https://blockworks.co/cash-app-integrates-lightning-network-for-bitcoin-payments/ Aaron Levie https://twitter.com/levie 

    Bridge Hacks Have Caused ~$1 Billion in Losses. Here's Why Bridge Security Is Tricky - Ep.336

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 43:58

    Arjun Bhuptani, founder of Connext and bridging expert, breaks down the Ronin bridge exploit that led to a hacker stealing $600 million+ and discusses different bridge designs that could limit future attacks. Show highlights: how a hacker was able to drain more than $600 million from Ronin bridge the difference between DeFi hacks and the Ronin bridge exploit, which was a social-engineering based attack why multisig bridges are susceptible to social engineering attacks why Arjun believes the Ronin hacker is a sophisticated entity whether Sky Mavis will be able to reimburse users the different attack vectors for cross-chain bridges what Arjun thinks about different bridge designs Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021     Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/    Episode Links Arjun Bhuptani Twitter: https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani    Ronin Hack Latest update from Ronin https://twitter.com/Ronin_Network/status/1509284549020188672  https://twitter.com/Psycheout86/status/1509134627319033863  Community alert explaining the hack: https://roninblockchain.substack.com/p/community-alert-ronin-validators?s=w Etherscan of the hack taking place https://etherscan.io/address/0x098b716b8aaf21512996dc57eb0615e2383e2f96 Reactions Mudit Gupta – the hacker is sophisticated https://twitter.com/Mudit__Gupta/status/1508868214075310091 Arjun Bhuptani – why multisig bridges are vulnerable https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1508861771595059205 https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1508861771595059205  Ed Zitron – social engineering https://ez.substack.com/p/the-infinite-exploitation-of-cryptocurrency Information on Ronin https://twitter.com/joel_john95/status/1486809221962289154  Why bridging is hard https://blog.connext.network/the-interoperability-trilemma-657c2cf69f17  Arjun's latest article on Optimistic bridges https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1509582024104939523?t=4HCssiWfO5v65ehXRnWL3A&s=19 

    Do Kwon Is Backing UST With Bitcoin – And Here's What Else He Is Building - Ep.335

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 67:19

    Do Kwon is the CEO of Terraform Labs and a director at Luna Foundation Guard. On Unchained, he explains why LFG is spearheading a plan to partially back Terra's $15 billion stablecoin UST with Bitcoin. He also dives into another project idea that would transform developer salaries into financial assets that, as far as I can tell, he has not yet spoken about publicly.   Part 1: Everything you need to know about Terra, UST, and BTC. how Terra works and why Do thinks UST will soon be the third-largest stablecoin why Do and LFG decided to back UST with bitcoin why Do thinks LUNA's price will continue to appreciate despite UST's new dependence on bitcoin how UST might perform if the price of a bitcoin were to crash why diversifying UST with different types of collateral could help Terra politically how LFG plans to use bridges, smart contracts, and an AMM reserve pool to secure its bitcoin why Do thinks Terra is now a Layer 2 project for Bitcoin who is deciding to purchase bitcoin and who determines what other assets to purchase as collateral for UST how a bitcoin reserve pool would help UST not de-peg from the dollar whether Do thinks Anchor's 19%+ yield is sustainable and why Anchor is moving to other chains   Part 2: Do, the self-described “toymaker” of DeFi. why Do is fascinated with creating a fungible labor market how developer working hours could become a token traded on an AMM and used to take out loans why Do thinks developer salaries in crypto should be cyclical how on-chain identity and history will be similar to credit scores why Do is a personal fan of Thorchain – but is reticent to use it as a bridge for LFG why Do is interested in Prism Protocol what Do thinks the impact of a pro-crypto president will have on South Korea   Book events Keep up on all the latest events here!  https://www.laurashin.com/book/#tour-dates   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021            Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto   Upcoming Book Events Wednesday, March 30: I'll be speaking (remotely) with Six Senses about The Cryptopians at 2 pm ET. Be sure to save your spot soon – space is limited!   Tuesday, April 5: I will be doing a reading and signing hosted by the City of Miami Beach and Future Perfect Ventures at Sky Yard from 6-8 pm. Jalak Jobanputra, CEO of Future Perfect Ventures will be interviewing me. You need to RSVP by April 1 to dianafontani@miamibeachfl.gov.     Saturday, April 9: I will be on a panel at the Annapolis Book Festival at 11 am.    Tuesday, April 12: I will be at StartupGrind's global event in Redwood City, which is focused this year on Web3 (time → TBD).    May 4-7: I will be in conversation with author Jimmy Soni at the PBS Seattle Crosscut Festival, which takes place from May 4-7.    May 23-25: I will be at the Oslo Freedom Forum which takes place from May 23 to 25. Details on these events are TBD.    Episode Links   Do Kwon https://twitter.com/stablekwon Previous Unchained appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=683fXfedOZY    Terra Twitter: https://twitter.com/terra_money  Luna Foundation Guard: https://lfg.org/team/   LFG Purchases Pomp – the $10B Bitcoin Bet on Stablecoins https://pomp.substack.com/p/the-10-billion-bitcoin-bet-on-stablecoins?s=w 3/10 BTC purchase https://twitter.com/LFG_org/status/1503680315969060864  $1 BTC billion purchase https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1496162889085902856  TFL x LFG relationship https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1502225674840555523    Terraform Labs proposal to make Terra inter-chain https://agora.terra.money/t/ust-goes-interchain-reasonable-strats-part-five/5024  Anchor Going Cross Chain to Avalanche https://twitter.com/CryptoHarry_/status/1504309092411920387  Jump's BTC reserve proposal https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1506736478449127425    Recent worries about Anchor APY being sustainable  Do said Anchor yield shouldn't be sustainable (marketing scheme) https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1503154137420079107  Arca + Polychain proposal: https://twitter.com/jdorman81/status/1502024302526304262    South Korea's new President https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cryptocurrencies/South-Korea-s-incoming-president-vows-big-cryptocurrency-push    SEC subpoena https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/12/10/most-influential-2021-do-kwon/ 

    Juno Holders Want to Confiscate a Whale's Tokens. Here's Why. - Ep.334

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 37:10

    Andy Beal, head of ecosystem development at Forta and author of the 30,000 Feet newsletter, discusses the dramatic governance proposal on Juno Network, a Cosmos-based project, where Juno holders are voting to confiscate millions of dollars in tokens from a whale who allegedly gamed the Juno airdrop. Show topics: how the Juno airdrop worked  how the whale was able to amass more JUNO tokens than the team wanted why the Juno Network community feels threatened by an entity holding so many JUNO tokens what the whale did to invoke the ire of the Juno Network community the community's vote on whether to confiscate up to 98.5% of the whale's tokens what three courses of action the community is considering to confiscate the whale's JUNO what Andy's biggest takeaways are from the dramatic governance moment Come to an Event on Laura's Book Tour! https://www.laurashin.com/book/#tour-dates   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021     Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/    Episode Links   Andy Beal https://twitter.com/ajbeal  Andy's newsletter: https://30000feet.substack.com   Juno Network drama Andy's write-up https://30000feet.substack.com/p/issue-60-juno-whale?s=r  Decrypt coverage https://decrypt.co/95435/juno-network-dao-proposal-16-voted-to-revoke-tokens-from-whale Coindesk coverage https://www.coindesk.com/video/recent-videos/why-junos-vote-to-confiscate-a-whales-funds-is-a-watershed-for-blockchain-governance/ https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/16/junos-proposal-16-vote-is-a-watershed-for-blockchain-governance-for-better-or-worse/

    The Chopping Block: Do Kwon Pitches a Decentralized NFT Publishing Service - Ep.333

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 54:05

    Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. On this week's episode, Do Kwon, founder of Terraform Labs, also dropped by. Show topics: why Do decided to make millions of dollars in bets that LUNA will appreciate in value next year what Robert and Do, as crypto/DeFi founders, think about Crypto Twitter how the difficulty of building payment systems led to Do launching Terra Gauntlet's recent funding round (and what it does) takeaways from Yuga Labs purchasing CryptoPunk and Meebits IP, ApeCoin, Otherside, and more how NFTs could change the game for publishing and content IP industries whether an NFT collection's cultural relevance is similar to an L1's TVL Bored Ape Yacht Club as the first NFT franchise why Haseeb is so disappointed with Axie Infinity, VCs, and other P2E games what Facebook's foray into NFTs might look like Hosts Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  https://twitter.com/rleshner    Guest Do Kwon, founder of Terra https://twitter.com/stablekwon    Episode Topics Gauntlet raises $23.8M led by Ribbit, now a Unicorn - congrats Tarun! https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-quant-firm-gauntlet-valued-at-1b-following-series-b Do Kwon on a Terra betting spree ($1M, then $10M) https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/137832/terraform-labs-ceo-do-kwon-seals-10-million-bet-over-luna-price Yuga Labs launches Apecoin, Apes buy Punks, teases metaverse, plans land sales, closes $450M raise led by a16z https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/18/what-is-apecoin-and-who-is-behind-it/ https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1505014986556551172 https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1502420714527334406?s=11 NFTs coming to Instagram? Minting + PFPs? https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/15/mark-zuckerberg-says-nfts-are-coming-soon-to-instagram/ Info on Axie Infinity https://research.thetie.io/axie-infinity/   

    Ukraine Has Received $150 Million in Crypto. Here's How It Is Being Used - Ep.332

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 65:25

    Illia Polosukhin, co-founder NEAR Protocol, and George Kikvadze, executive vice chairman at BitFury Group, both of whom have called Ukraine “home” at one point in their lives, discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the role crypto is playing in the war, and the various avenues crypto users can donate to. Show topics: George and Illia's background in crypto George and Ilia's connection to Ukraine why crypto is so popular in Ukraine what supplies are being purchased with donated crypto how to donate crypto to Ukraine why Patreon blocked donations to Come Back Alive, a Ukrainian NGO George and Illia's estimation of the amount of crypto donations received by Ukraine what department of Ukraine's government spearheaded its adoption of crypto what happened with the canceled airdrop  the different organizations accepting crypto donations in Ukraine   Upcoming Book Events   Friday, March 25: I'll be on the Harvard campus at HBS Aldrich 011 from 4 pm ET - 5 pm ET. This is *not* open to the general public, but we have a few spots we can give away, first come, first serve. Email hello@unchainedpodcast.com, subject line "Harvard reading."   Wednesday, March 30: I'll be speaking (remotely) with Six Senses about The Cryptopians at 2 pm ET. Be sure to save your spot soon – space is limited!   Tuesday, April 5: I will be doing a reading and signing hosted by the City of Miami Beach and Future Perfect Ventures at Sky Yard from 6-8 pm. Jalak Jobanputra, CEO of Future Perfect Ventures will be interviewing me. You need to RSVP by April 1 to dianafontani@miamibeachfl.gov.     Saturday, April 9: I will be on a panel at the Annapolis Book Festival at 11 am.    Tuesday, April 12: I will be at StartupGrind's global event in Redwood City, which is focused this year on Web3 (time → TBD).    May 4-7: I will be at the PBS Seattle Crosscut Festival, which takes place from May 4-7.    May 23-25: I will be at the Oslo Freedom Forum which takes place from May 23 to 25. Details on these events are TBD.    Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021            Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto Episode Links   George Kikvadze, executive vice chairman at BitFury Group Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitfuryGeorge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-kikvadze-6256175/   Illia Polosukhin, co-founder NEAR Protocol Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/ilblackdragon  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/illia-polosukhin-77b6538/  Raising $ for Ukraine via Unchain Fund https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-09/ukraine-s-crypto-community-sends-donation-support-after-russia-invasion  https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/03/01/absolutely-surreal-inside-a-fund-raising-millions-in-crypto-for-besieged-ukraine/  https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/26/22952357/ukraine-bitcoin-ethereum-donation-vitalik-buterin https://thedefiant.io/ukraine-blockchain-development-teams/    Unchain Fund: https://unchain.fund/  Come Back Alive: https://www.comebackalive.in.ua/ Government Website for Crypto Donations: ​​https://donate.thedigital.gov.ua/    Ukraine x Crypto Ukraine purchasing supplies https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/07/ukraine-is-buying-bulletproof-vests-and-night-vision-goggles-using-crypto/  https://twitter.com/abornyakov/status/1502231351273172992?s=21 Live update from on Ukrainian crypto funds received https://www.elliptic.co/blog/live-updates-millions-in-crypto-crowdfunded-for-the-ukrainian-military  Ukraine accepting crypto: https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1497594592438497282  Ukraine NFT launch to reflect history https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/13/ukraine-nft-history-of-russian-invasion-war   Unchained Coverage https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-ukraine-is-leveraging-crypto-in-its-fight-against-russia/ https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-in-the-first-crypto-war-how-should-the-money-be-spent/ 

    Punk6529 on the Significance of Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks - Ep.331

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 67:31

    In his first podcast appearance ever, Punk6529, known for writing massive threads on Crypto Twitter, discusses the cultural and historical significance of Bored Ape Yacht Club creator Yuga Labs purchasing the intellectual property rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits from Larva Labs. Topics: how CryptoPunks set the industry standard for PFP projects how Bored Ape Yacht Club distinguished itself from CryptoPunks – and other NFT projects why 6529 is bullish on the utility of intellectual property rights and commercial use being granted to NFT holders by Yuga Labs why 6529 believes Yuga Labs will be good stewards of CryptoPunks how NFTs (and Bitcoin) are leveraging memes and social construction to go mainstream  what 6529 thinks Larva Labs' legacy will be in the NFT space how royalty revenue streams led to the Yuga Labs purchase of Meebits and CryptoPunk IP why 6529 is unsure about the significance of metaverse real estate what 6529 thinks about ApeCoin Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021    Coinchange: https://coinchange.io   OnJuno: https://onjuno.com/   Episode Links   6529 Twitter: https://twitter.com/punk6529  Threads: https://threadreaderapp.com/user/punk6529   Miscellaneous Yuga Labs purchase of Larva Labs IP: https://decrypt.co/94898/bored-ape-yacht-club-yuga-labs-cryptopunks-larva-labs  Yuga Labs metaverse land plans: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137829/bored-ape-yacht-club-yuga-labs-virtual-land-sales-metaverse ApeCoin: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/138156/apecoin-tied-to-bored-ape-nft-ecosystem-debuts-with-planned-community-airdrop  Punk 6529 on the Yuga Labs purchase: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1502595586960367617.html 

    What Is It Like to Only Work for DAOs? Chase Chapman Tells All - Ep.330

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 65:25

    Jack of all metaverse-trades Chase Chapman discusses her experience working for DAOs, how DAO tooling and governance can improve, and drops a hot take about Discord. Chase brings a unique perspective to Unchained as a co-founder and advisor at Decentology, host of On the Other Side podcast, and active DAO contributor at Orca, Index Coop, and Rabbit Hole. Show topics: how Chase got into crypto new avenues for bringing more women into crypto how DAOs change the nature of work how Chase gets paid – and why her accountants might start ducking her calls why Chase is passionate about DAOs having a core set of values why Chase thinks terms like “permissionless” and “decentralized” should not be used to describe DAOs what DAOs can learn from corporate structures why Chase is coming around to the idea that DAOs might not need a single HR department how DAOs are dealing with inactive whale token holders versus DAO contributors (who own smaller amounts of token) what suggestions Chase has for some of the recent big DAO controversies involving Ethereum Name Service and SushiSwap the role of anonymity in DAOs which DAO tools Chase is impressed with and what SnapShot has in common with Wikipedia why Discord is not that bad for DAO management how Chase envisions DAOs and NFTs intersecting in the future what DAO trends Chase is looking forward to in the coming months Sponsors Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto Episode Links   Chase Chapman Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaserchapman Jobs Decentology: https://www.decentology.com/  On the Other Side: https://www.othersidepod.xyz/  Index Coop: ​​https://twitter.com/indexcoop Orca Protocol: https://twitter.com/OrcaProtocol RabbitHole: https://twitter.com/rabbithole_gg    Interesting tweets/blogs/podcasts from Chase on DAOs https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1460257486888448003 https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1500136746301992961  https://mirror.xyz/chappy.eth/Rw4sMBofUrVGj3QjzErkWkP9UNP1JYhcyX7CLOwgUD4  https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1483124528679211022  ​​https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1494359483958636550  https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1491856996819247111 https://twitter.com/chaserchapman/status/1492210731789520897    Miscellaneous Mentions she256: https://twitter.com/she_256  Snapshot: https://twitter.com/SnapshotLabs  Brantly Millegan is staying at ENS Foundation: https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/03/07/brantly-millegan-remains-a-director-of-ens-foundation-after-failed-attempt-to-boot-him/  SushiSwap leadership drama: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/12/08/sushi-cto-joseph-delong-resigns-after-reports-of-project-infighting/  Wonderland drama: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/131931/avalanche-defi-wonderland-time-0xsifu-quadrigacx-patryn  Coordinape: https://coordinape.com/ 

    How Justin Sun Has Allegedly Tried to Manipulate Markets and Escape Regulation - Ep.329

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 40:02

    Chris Harland-Dunaway, a freelance reporter for The Verge, talks about his most recent investigative story on Tron founder Justin Sun, which details a long string of questionable decisions and actions by Sun. Show topics: why Justin Sun fled China after the Tron ICO why Chris's 15 sources were granted anonymity for this story why Chris believes that Tron's market-making team was performing insider trading how Justin Sun has tried to evade US securities law what “Operation Couch Cushions” was and how it led to 300 BTC being sent to Poloniex where Justin Sun is looking for citizenship what Chris knows about a grand jury investigation into Justin Sun what Justin Sun had to say about Chris' allegations Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021    Coinchange: https://coinchange.io   Episode links:    Christopher Harland-Dunaway: https://twitter.com/ChrisHDeee  Justin Sun: https://twitter.com/justinsuntron    Chris' articles on Justin in The Verge: March 2022: https://www.theverge.com/c/22947663/justin-sun-tron-cryptocurrency-poloniex  September 2020: https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/21459906/bittorrent-tron-acquisition-justin-sun-us-china    Justin Sun's rebuttal https://twitter.com/justinsuntron/status/1501626464596201472    Chris' previous Unchained appearance ​​https://unchainedpodcast.com/abuse-and-ethical-lapses-what-happened-when-justin-sun-acquired-bittorrent/ 

    The Chopping Block: In 'the First Crypto War,' How Should the Money Be Spent? - Ep.328

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 64:39

    Why Chatroulette Founder Andrey Ternovskiy Fell in Love With Crypto - Ep.327

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 49:37

    While researching for The Cryptopians, I discovered that Andrey Ternovskiy, the founder of internet sensation Chatroulette, was heavily involved in The DAO back in 2016. In this episode, we skirt around revealing major spoilers from The Cryptopians and discuss Andrey's experience founding Chatroulette, how he fell down the crypto rabbit hole, whether hacking smart contracts is ethical, and more. Show topics: Andrey's background  how Andrey's struggles with PayPal at Chatroulette led him to quickly understand the need for crypto  what Andrey's involvement at Chatroulette is the different ways Andrey thinks crypto can disrupt middlemen why Andrey became infatuated with the narrative behind the “crypto” movement why Andrey became a fan of Ethereum why Andrey decided to tell me about his previously undisclosed involvement in The DAO and early Ethereum whether hacking smart contracts is ethical (or legal) what Andrey thinks about how Ukraine has used crypto in its fight against Russia's invasion why Andrey will most likely not decentralize Chatroulette  what Andrey's perspective is on decentralization in terms of DeFi and DAOs Upcoming Book Events For folks in the Bay Area: On Tuesday March 8, I'll be doing a reading and signing at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, moderated by The Information's Kate Clark. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. , the program begins at 6 p.m., and the book signing is at 7 p.m. https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2022-03-08/laura-shin-inside-first-cryptocurrency-craze   For people in Seattle: I'll be doing a reading and signing as part of town Hall Seattle on Wednesday March 9, at 7:30pm at The Forum, moderated by Steve Scher, of Town Hall Seattle. https://townhallseattle.org/event/laura-shin/   And, I may also be at SXSW on March 12 — details still TBD, and I may also be in Boston at Harvard the weekend of March 26. No promises on either score, but I guess if you feel strongly about either one, you can tweet at me, as that might tip the scales. On April 5th, I'll be in Miami doing a reading, and on April 9th, I'll be in Annapolis at the Annapolis Book Festival. Finally, on March 23rd, I'll be doing a virtual reading with Powell's bookstore at 8pm Eastern Time/5pm Pacific Time, and Jeff Roberts, executive editor of Decrypt and author of Kings of Crypto will be moderating.  Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021            Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto  Episode Links Andrey Ternovskiy: ​​https://www.crunchbase.com/person/andrey-ternovskiy  Chatroulette: https://chatroulette.com/    The Cryptopians http://bit.ly/cryptopians  On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cryptopians-Idealism-Greed-Making-Cryptocurrency/dp/1541763017/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1645037311&sr=8-2 On Barnes. &. Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cryptopians-laura-shin/1138980345?ean=9781541763012  On Bookshop.org:  https://bookshop.org/books/the-cryptopians-idealism-greed-lies-and-the-making-of-the-first-big-cryptocurrency-craze/9781541763012 Unchained: https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-writing-the-cryptopians-shaped-my-views-on-ethereum/    DAO Hacker Reveal:  Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2022/02/22/exclusive-austrian-programmer-and-ex-crypto-ceo-likely-stole-11-billion-of-ether/ Unchained: https://unchainedpodcast.com/exclusive-cryptos-biggest-whodunnit-who-was-behind-the-2016-dao-attack-on-ethereum/  Medium: https://medium.com/@laurashin/who-hacked-the-dao-on-ethereum-heres-how-we-jumped-past-one-critical-step-60aec489a127 Bulletin: https://laurashin.bulletin.com/who-was-behind-the-2016-dao-attack-on-ethereum-the-backstory-to-my-investigation Forbes on YouTube: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuICbAucfn0  Daily Tech News Show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1306972988    The DAO Hack https://www.coindesk.com/learn/2016/06/25/understanding-the-dao-attack/ https://www.gemini.com/cryptopedia/the-dao-hack-makerdao https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-matthew-leising-confronted-his-suspects-in-the-dao-attacks/  

    How Ukraine Is Leveraging Crypto in Its Fight Against Russia - Ep.326

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 45:14

    Tomicah Tillemann, the global chief policy officer of Katie Haun's new firm, analyzes Russia's invasion of Ukraine and explains how crypto is being used in an unprecedented manner to render aid to civilians, move money across the world, and potentially document war crimes. Show highlights: Tomicah's background, which includes stints working for the State Department and a16z  recap of Russia's invasion of Ukraine what Tomicah thinks of the decision to boot certain Russian banks from SWIFT why Tomicah believes that it would be very difficult for Russia to use crypto at a large scale to evade sanctions why ruble/BTC volume is spiking how Ukraine's usage of web3 tools could change humanitarian aid forever what lessons to take away from Ukraine's almost-airdrop the four real-world crypto use cases governments should take notice of Upcoming Book Events For folks in the Bay Area: On Tuesday March 8, I'll be doing a reading and signing at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, moderated by The Information's Kate Clark. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. , the program begins at 6 p.m., and the book signing is at 7 p.m. https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2022-03-08/laura-shin-inside-first-cryptocurrency-craze   For people in Seattle: I'll be doing a reading and signing as part of town Hall Seattle on Wednesday March 9, at 7:30pm at The Forum, moderated by Steve Scher, of Town Hall Seattle. https://townhallseattle.org/event/laura-shin/   And, I may also be at SXSW on March 12 — details still TBD, and I may also be in Boston at Harvard the weekend of March 26. No promises on either score, but I guess if you feel strongly about either one, you can tweet at me, as that might tip the scales. On April 5th, I'll be in Miami doing a reading, and on April 9th, I'll be in Annapolis at the Annapolis Book Festival. Finally, on March 23rd, I'll be doing a virtual reading with Powell's bookstore at 8pm Eastern Time/5pm Pacific Time, and Jeff Roberts, executive editor of Decrypt and author of Kings of Crypto will be moderating.  Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021   Brave: http://brave.com/Unchained    Coinchange: https://coinchange.io    Episode Links   Tomicah Tilllemann https://twitter.com/TomicahTD  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomicah/   Topics Covered Ukraine accepting crypto: https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1497594592438497282  Cutting Russia out of SWIFT: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_22_1423  UkraineDAO: https://twitter.com/Ukraine_DAO  Ukraine asking for a blanket ban on Russians from crypto exchanges: https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/02/26/ukraine-mounts-effort-to-surveil-russian-politicians-crypto-wallets/  Why crypto won't help Russia avoid sanctions:  https://jerrybrito.com/2022-02-28 https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1498786025438650369  Ruble/BTC trading: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/135888/ruble-trading-pair-volumes-surge-on-binance-after-russias-invasion-of-ukraine  Ukraine Airdrop:  https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/03/02/ukraine-says-airdrop-confirmed-after-receiving-33m-crypto-donations/  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/136211/ukraine-cancels-crypto-airdrop-plans-to-sell-nfts-instead  Arweave x Ukraine https://cryptoslate.com/decentralized-data-storage-solution-arweave-archives-millions-of-documents-from-ukraine/ 

    Is Code Law? Should the Hacker Be Punished? The DAO Creators Disagree - Ep.325

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 82:10

    During my research for The Cryptopians, I found information that I believe identifies the perpetrator behind The DAO hack on Ethereum. Three founding members of The DAO and Slock.it (Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, Griff Green) discuss how and why they created The DAO, how they helped save the funds being siphoned off by black hat hackers, their personal feelings about The DAO, along with their reaction to the news about who I believe was The DAO attacker. Show topics:   Part 1: Background on The DAO Christoph, Lefteris, and Griff's background and how they came to Slock.it what Slock.it was and why the Slock.it team decided to create The DAO what The DAO has to do with venture capital funding why the Slock.it team did not cap The DAO sale what made The DAO such a popular investment vehicle why The DAO developers were scared at the amount of money they raised   Part 2:  what Christoph, Lefteris, and Griff's initial reaction to The DAO was saving funds from The DAO via a hard fork versus white hat hacking whether they thought Ethereum Classic would survive a hard fork how the Ethereum community has treated Christoph, Griff, and Lefteris in the wake of The DAO attack   Part 3: why they disagree on whether code is law their reaction to my naming Toby Hoenisch as The DAO attacker which actor would play them in a movie about The DAO attack Come to My In-Person Book Signings and Events! New York:  Wednesday, March 2, at 7pm At The Strand Bookstore Moderated by CoinDesk's Christine Lee https://www.strandbooks.com/events/event403?title=laura_shin_the_cryptopians_idealism_greed_lies_and_the_making_of_the_first_big_cryptocurrency_craze   Bay Area:  Tuesday March 8, 6pm San Francisco's Commonwealth Club  Moderated by The Information's Kate Clark https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2022-03-08/laura-shin-inside-first-cryptocurrency-craze   Seattle:  Wednesday March 9, at 7:30pm The Forum Moderated by Steve Scher, of Town Hall Seattle.  https://townhallseattle.org/event/laura-shin/ Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021            Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance     Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/crypto    Episode Links   Guests Christoph Jentzsch ​​https://twitter.com/ChrJentzsch Griff Green https://twitter.com/thegrifft  Lefteris Karapetsas https://mobile.twitter.com/LefterisJP    DAO Hacker Reveal:  Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2022/02/22/exclusive-austrian-programmer-and-ex-crypto-ceo-likely-stole-11-billion-of-ether/ Unchained: https://unchainedpodcast.com/exclusive-cryptos-biggest-whodunnit-who-was-behind-the-2016-dao-attack-on-ethereum/  Medium: https://medium.com/@laurashin/who-hacked-the-dao-on-ethereum-heres-how-we-jumped-past-one-critical-step-60aec489a127 Bulletin: https://laurashin.bulletin.com/who-was-behind-the-2016-dao-attack-on-ethereum-the-backstory-to-my-investigation Forbes on YouTube: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuICbAucfn0  Daily Tech News Show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1306972988    The Cryptopians http://bit.ly/cryptopians  On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cryptopians-Idealism-Greed-Making-Cryptocurrency/dp/1541763017/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1645037311&sr=8-2 On Barnes. &. Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cryptopians-laura-shin/1138980345?ean=9781541763012  On Bookshop.org:  https://bookshop.org/books/the-cryptopians-idealism-greed-lies-and-the-making-of-the-first-big-cryptocurrency-craze/9781541763012 Unchained: https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-writing-the-cryptopians-shaped-my-views-on-ethereum/    The DAO Hack https://www.coindesk.com/learn/2016/06/25/understanding-the-dao-attack/ https://www.gemini.com/cryptopedia/the-dao-hack-makerdao https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-matthew-leising-confronted-his-suspects-in-the-dao-attacks/

    How Writing 'The Cryptopians' Shaped My Views on Ethereum - Ep.324

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 41:48

    In a fun change of pace, Steven Ehrlich, editor of Forbes Cryptoasset and Blockchain Advisor, joins Unchained to interview me about my book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, which came out this week. We discuss… where the inspiration for “The Cryptopians” title came from why I wanted to write a book about Ethereum how Vitalik's role changed over the course of Ethereum's founding who the main characters in The Cryptopians are the biggest challenges Ethereum and the Ethereum Foundation faced in its early days Ethereum's “red wedding” day what issues with crowdfunding and US securities laws were faced by early Ethereum founders how The DAO hack, along with the Shanghai attacks and Parity drama, shaped Ethereum what I discovered about Ming Chan's time as the Ethereum Foundation director my biggest takeaways from researching ICOs why I think DAOs could be the next big thing whether or not I have an idea for a new book…   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021   Brave: http://brave.com/Unchained    Coinchange: https://coinchange.io  Episode Links Laura Shin https://twitter.com/laurashin The Cryptopians http://bit.ly/cryptopians  On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cryptopians-Idealism-Greed-Making-Cryptocurrency/dp/1541763017/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1645037311&sr=8-2 On Barnes. &. Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cryptopians-laura-shin/1138980345?ean=9781541763012  On Bookshop.org:  https://bookshop.org/books/the-cryptopians-idealism-greed-lies-and-the-making-of-the-first-big-cryptocurrency-craze/9781541763012 The Cryptopians content: CoinDesk: https://www.coindesk.com/video/coindesk-spotlight/laura-shin-on-the-cryptopians-and-what-she-discovered-investigating-the-ethereum-origin-story Alexis Garcia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOzujORW7fI  NFT Notes: https://shows.acast.com/ipse-dixit/episodes/nft-notes-21-laura-shin-on-the-story-of-ethereum  NYT Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/18/books/review/new-this-week.html    DAO Hacker Reveal:  Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2022/02/22/exclusive-austrian-programmer-and-ex-crypto-ceo-likely-stole-11-billion-of-ether/ Unchained: https://unchainedpodcast.com/exclusive-cryptos-biggest-whodunnit-who-was-behind-the-2016-dao-attack-on-ethereum/  Medium: https://medium.com/@laurashin/who-hacked-the-dao-on-ethereum-heres-how-we-jumped-past-one-critical-step-60aec489a127 Bulletin: https://laurashin.bulletin.com/who-was-behind-the-2016-dao-attack-on-ethereum-the-backstory-to-my-investigation Forbes on YouTube: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuICbAucfn0  Daily Tech News Show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1306972988    Steven Ehrlich https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/?sh=fb976542ce44  https://twitter.com/Steven_Ehrlich  https://www.forbes.com/newsletters/forbescryptoassetadvisor/   

    The Chopping Block: Why Hacking The DAO Is ‘Something to Be Proud Of'? - Ep.323

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 58:10

    Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. Show topics: their thoughts on The DAO hacker reveal the importance of The DAO and why it made Robert fall in love with crypto how the alleged attacker was found (feat. a deep dive into the Morden testnet and Wasabi) dumb DAOs: why the guys are unimpressed with DAOs seeking to purchase, among other things, the Denver Broncos and fast-food restaurants how to fix price discovery for DAO mergers and acquisitions whether Anchor's 20% yield on UST is sustainable in light of Luna Foundation Guard's decision to backstop its reserves with $1 billion in BTC why deploying funds from a large treasury is difficult why the BlockFi fine was not a surprise what lessons the BlockFi settlement taught crypto companies why Tarun still loves Olympus DAO and OHM how EthDenver has changed since the NFT boom   Hosts Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures https://twitter.com/tarunchitra  Robert Leshner, founder of Compound  https://twitter.com/rleshner  Show Topics: The DAO attacker revealed https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2022/02/22/exclusive-austrian-programmer-and-ex-crypto-ceo-likely-stole-11-billion-of-ether/ DAO trying to buy the Denver Broncos https://www.buythebroncos.com/ Fries DAO https://fries.fund/ BlockFi Agrees to Pay $100 Million in Penalties and Pursue Registration of its Crypto Lending Product https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2022-26 Terra and UST receiving backstopped funds https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/134871/luna-founation-guard-token-sale  OHM bonds as Vol-reduction strategy https://twitter.com/tarunchitra/status/1495807277978341385 Eth Denver https://thedefiant.io/ethdenver-scene-cryptopunks-community/   

    Exclusive: Crypto's Biggest Whodunnit: Who Was Behind the 2016 DAO Attack on Ethereum? - Ep.322

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 69:07

    While researching for my book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, I found evidence that I believe resolves the biggest whodunnit in crypto: who hacked The DAO? This podcast is coming out in conjunction with an article in Forbes revealing the prime suspect's identity.    Part 1: Who Attacked the DAO? Here's the Evidence To document the process of finding the alleged attacker, I wrote an article for Forbes, with which I opened the podcast. In it, I reveal  who, evidence indicates, attacked the DAO how my sources and I uncovered this person's identity how a previously undisclosed technical capability by Chainalysis helped my sources and I identify the alleged hacker    Part 2: Contextualizing the DAO Attack Forbes's Steven Ehrlich comes onto the pod to interview me about finding the DAO attacker. Topics what is The DAO, and why is it important?  who are the key players in The DAO's story how the attacker pulled off the hack what legal questions surrounded the hack why finding the attacker is important the legal implications of identifying the attacker what Laura's interactions have been with the suspect what the future of DAOs may hold Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021           Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance   Bosonic: https://bosonic.digital/   Episode Links   Laura Shin https://twitter.com/laurashin   The Cryptopians http://bit.ly/cryptopians  On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cryptopians-Idealism-Greed-Making-Cryptocurrency/dp/1541763017/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1645037311&sr=8-2 On Barnes. &. Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cryptopians-laura-shin/1138980345?ean=9781541763012  On Bookshop.org:  https://bookshop.org/books/the-cryptopians-idealism-greed-lies-and-the-making-of-the-first-big-cryptocurrency-craze/9781541763012   Steven Ehrlich https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/?sh=fb976542ce44  https://twitter.com/Steven_Ehrlich  https://www.forbes.com/newsletters/forbescryptoassetadvisor/    The DAO Hack https://www.coindesk.com/learn/2016/06/25/understanding-the-dao-attack/ https://www.gemini.com/cryptopedia/the-dao-hack-makerdao https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-matthew-leising-confronted-his-suspects-in-the-dao-attacks/

    Congressman Ro Khanna: How to Get More Democrats into Web3 - Ep.321

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 40:50

    Congressman Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, discusses crypto and decentralization, his new book, Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us, and how to regulate the crypto industry. Show highlights: what Silicon Valley had to do with Congressman Khanna's journey down the crypto rabbit hole why Congressman Khanna is so passionate about decentralization why Congressman Khanna thinks crypto could bring tech jobs across the country and world (rather than staying in hubs like Silicon Valley) why Congressman Khanna thinks a new regulatory regime is necessary for crypto assets, like stablecoins what Congressman Khanna would like vocal crypto opponents like Congressman Brad Sherman or Senator Elizabeth Warren to know about the crypto space Congressman Khanna explains the difference between determining if an asset is a security and regulating an asset what Congressman Khanna is doing to bring predictability to crypto regulation how regulators could incentivize Bitcoin miners to use less energy what Congressman Khanna thinks about know-your-customer/anti-money-laundering mechanisms in the DeFi world how Congressman Khanna believes crypto taxes should be treated what actions Congressman Khanna recommends for bringing more Democrats to the crypto side whether Congressman Khanna thinks crypto is a bipartisan issue    Become a Premium Bulletin Subscriber! Become a premium subscriber to my Bulletin newsletter, and you'll get access to: a premium-only Discord group premium-only interviews the opportunity to ask questions the chance to weigh in on guests for Unchained and  whatever other future offerings we add to the mix Join today for $4.99/mo or $49.99/year!    Get a Signed Book Plate! Many of you have asked me how you can get a signed copy of the book. Here's how: Pre-order the book, which you can do at bit.ly/cryptopians. Make a social media post about the book that includes the pre-order link, bit.ly/cryptoptians, or to the book on any bookseller of your choice. Send a copy of your receipt to hello@unchainedpodcast.com with the subject line, “signed book plate.” In the email, include a pdf of your receipt + a screenshot of or a link to your social media post + the address to which you'd like me to send the book plate + the name of who you'd like me to dedicate the book plate to. If you show a pre-order receipt that shows you bought more than one format of the book, such as an audiobook and a hardcover, you can get two signed book plates.   Finally, if you sign up for the Bulletin premium subscription plus do all the above to get a signed book plate, you'll also receive a POAP. Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021  Brave: http://brave.com/Unchained  Coinchange: https://coinchange.io   Ro Khanna Website: https://khanna.house.gov/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepRoKhanna    Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09842C2RG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0    Miscellaneous Questions for Congressman Khanna from Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1491587026344366088 Congressman Brad Sherman thinks crypto hurts people of color: https://decrypt.co/92776/crypto-race-and-democrats-brad-sherman  President's Working Group report on stablecoins: https://www.scribd.com/document/536522482/PWG-Stablecoin-Report Congressman Khanna's attempt to fix the infrastructure bill: https://khanna.house.gov/media/press-releases/khanna-mchenry-lead-bipartisan-legislative-fix-new-digital-asset-reporting

    Your 2021 Crypto Taxes: How to Handle NFTs, DAOs, Airdrops and More - Ep.320

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 67:50

    Two crypto tax experts, Shehan Chandrasekera, certified public accountant and head of strategy, Tax, at Cointracker, and John Cardone, senior director of Washington National Tax at RSM US LLP, explain everything crypto traders need to understand when filing taxes for 2021. Show topics: -the five types of transactions that constitute a taxable crypto event -how NFT taxes should be reported -why the sale of collectibles (NFTs) is taxed differently than the sale of crypto property (tokens) -what type of forms you might receive from crypto exchanges and why this information is usually incomplete -why the crypto provision in the infrastructure bill most likely won't affect retail traders -why John wants a digital asset-specific 1099 form -how staking income will be taxed this year (and why this might change soon) -how to report taxes for… airdrops like ENS and SOS income earned via a play-to-earn game like Axie Infinity the sale of virtual land wrapping Bitcoin onto Ethereum rewards received via a crypto credit card -how to save money on taxes going forward -how Shehan and John think crypto taxes will evolve  -why the IRS listed a job posting for someone who could exploit crypto wallets Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021       Beefy Finance: https://beefy.finance   Bosonic: https://bosonic.digital/ Alchemy Pay:  https://alchemypay.org Become a Premium Bulletin Subscriber! Become a premium subscriber to my Bulletin newsletter, and you'll get access   to:  a premium-only Discord group  premium-only interviews the opportunity to ask questions ️ the chance to weigh in on guests for Unchained and  whatever other future offerings we add to the mix Join today for $4.99/mo or $49.99/year!  Join now! Get a Signed Book Plate! Many of you have asked me how you can get a signed copy of the book. Here's how: Pre-order the book, which you can do at bit.ly/cryptopians. Make a social media post about the book that includes the pre-order link, bit.ly/cryptoptians, or to the book on any bookseller of your choice. Send a copy of your receipt to hello@unchainedpodcast.com with the subject line, “signed book plate.” In the email, include a pdf of your receipt + a screenshot of or a link to your social media post + the address to which you'd like me to send the book plate + the name of who you'd like me to dedicate the book plate to. If you show a pre-order receipt that shows you bought more than one format of the book, such as an audiobook and a hardcover, you can get two signed book plates. Finally, if you sign up for the Bulletin premium subscription plus do all the above to get a signed book plate, you'll also receive a POAP. Episode Links John Cardone ​​https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-cardone-436412b1/   Shehan Chandrasekera https://twitter.com/TheCryptoCPA Helpful Links Shehan's tax guide: https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2022/01/24/quick-guide-to-filing-your-2021-cryptocurrency--nft-taxes/?sh=d5c00f765f9d Staking rewards case: https://twitter.com/TheCryptoCPA/status/1489268205877035016  US Gov. job posting: https://sam.gov/opp/799a1650bd5349b6af4f646842999187/view  2022 Crypto Tax Guides CoinTracker: https://www.cointracker.io/blog/crypto-tax-guide CryptoTrader.Tax: https://cryptotrader.tax/blog/the-traders-guide-to-cryptocurrency-taxes Koinly: https://koinly.io/cryptocurrency-taxes/  ZenLedger: https://www.zenledger.io/guides/crypto-tax-us