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Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem peels back the layers on the lives and backgrounds of the world's most impactful innovators. Centering around intimate narratives, Shrem uncovers a detailed, previously unspoken story of the genesis and evolution of bitcoin, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and the web3 movements. Join Shrem as he journeys through the uncharted territories of tech revolutions, revealing the human side of the stories that shaped the digital world we live in today.
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Happy Monday and welcome back! Bitcoin Ben shared exciting news about the expansion of his Bitcoin Ben's Crypto Clubs, which are set to open in multiple cities. These clubs are super fun places to hang out, meet other people, and just be a part of the Bitcoin and Crypto social scene. Go check them out! John Drew discussed the upcoming Bitcoin Day M…
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Welcome back! In this episode, we delve into the compelling nexus of artificial intelligence (AI), cryptocurrency, and the future of decentralized applications. Our first guest, Humayun Sheikh, CEO of Fetch.ai, brings a wealth of experience from his early days at DeepMind. We discuss the progression of AI and how it's integrating with blockchain te…
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In this episode, we dove deep into the exciting developments in the Bitcoin Layer 2 space, which is seeing a surge in developer activity and growth. Our first guest, Muneeb Ali, CEO of Trust Machines and creator of Stacks, shared insights on the upcoming Nakamoto protocol launch. Stacks, a Bitcoin Layer 2 solution, aims to improve transaction speed…
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Hey everyone, Charlie Shrem here, and I just wrapped up another epic episode of The Charlie Shrem Show with Justin Banon, co-founder of Boson Protocol & Sung Min Cho, CEO of Beoble. Boson Protocol Update: We kicked off the show with Justin Banon, co-founder of Boson Protocol, who shared insights on their latest upgrade. Boson Protocol is making wav…
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In this episode of The Charlie Shrem Show, we dove deep into the blockchain world with two remarkable guests, Evan Cheng and Greg Siourounis, who are making significant strides in the industry with their project, Sui. Greg, the Managing Director of the Sui Foundation, shared his diverse background in economics, academia, and entrepreneurship. He hi…
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In today's episode, I'm thrilled to have Pete Rizzo and Jason Yanowitz by my side as we journey back to the pioneering days of Bitcoin, spanning 2011-2014. We're unpacking everything from the inception of BitInstant, my own encounter with the law, to the seismic Mt. Gox breach, and the onset of the contentious block size debates. Jason, Pete and I …
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Hey everyone, Charlie Shrem here, and you've just tuned into another epic episode of The Charlie Shrem Show. Today, we dove deep into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency, exploring the incredible potential and challenges of innovation in this space. We started the conversation by discussing how blockchain technology solves complex problems, …
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Hey everyone, Charlie here. Just wrapped up another epic episode of The Charlie Shrem Show, and let me tell you, it was a blast. We had the pleasure of chatting with Jon Helgi Egilsson, the ex-chairman of the Icelandic Central Bank and co-founder of Monerium, and Kevin de Patoul, co-founder and CEO of Keyrock. We dove deep into the world of digital…
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In today's episode, we dove deep into the complex world of cryptocurrency recoveries and bankruptcies, and explored the evolving landscape of Bitcoin as an asset class. Our guests, Simon Dixon of BnkToTheFuture and Enrico Ribboli of Mintlayer, shared their wealth of knowledge and experience, providing listeners with a unique perspective on past and…
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Hey everyone! A few weeks ago I caught up with my friend Mike Larson over at a Moneyshow event in Sarasota. It was right around the Bitcoin ETF approval and he invited me onto his show. What a pleasure being on another show with a terrific podcaster who knows his stuff. He got me excited so I got my friend Bobby Lee who started the first Asian Bitc…
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Welcome, listeners, to episode 401! In today's episode, we're venturing into a world where finance meets technology and where the rhythms of electronic music intersect with the beats of the blockchain. We'll explore the undeniable power of networking, dive deep into the evolving landscape of decentralized finance (DeFi) with Danny Chong, co founder…
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Welcome back! In this amazing episode, I sit down with John Drew and Jack from Bitcoin Day Naples. They discuss the upcoming Bitcoin Day Naples 2024 and the noticeable differences between last year's event and this year's. The event, which celebrates Bitcoin and crypto, has seen increased support and is taking place during a bullish market. Join me…
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Welcome back! In this episode, we dove deep into the world of crypto security with two industry experts, David Schwed of Halborne and Co-Founder and CEO Ido Ben-Natan from Blockaid. We explored the challenges and advancements in protecting our digital assets in an industry that's still finding its footing in terms of security and regulation. David …
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Happy holidays! The next few months I will be working with a dozen Bitcoin startups as a mentor for the Outlier Ventures Bitcoin Base Camp. I joined the founder, Jamie Burke, on his podcast, where we talked about the future of Bitcoin in 2024, 2025, and the next few decades. Enjoy! Introduction: 00:00 - 05:00: Introduction to Charlie Shrem. Excited…
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Happy Holidays family :) Enjoy this epic show with Zac Townsend of www.Meanwhile.bm and Ali Husain of www.NVG8.io 0-10 Minutes Zach and I start with topics that include Bitcoin's life insurance company, Bitcoin as a dominant currency, and the introduction of whole life insurance policy discussions. 10-20 Minutes We continue with life insurance tax …
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Good morning! In this riveting episode of our podcast, I dive into the dynamic and often tumultuous world of Bitcoin & Crypto. Our discussion starts with the trials of key figures in the crypto world, illustrating the intensified scrutiny from regulatory bodies. Andrew Kiguel and I then explore the dark side of this lack of regulation – the breedin…
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Welcome! Join me and Andrew Kiguel, CEO of Tokens.com. The discussion opens with an exploration of the SEC's recent decision to delay its ruling on Grayscale's application for a Bitcoin ETF, unpacking the complex backdrop of legal and financial challenges that may be influencing this hesitation. We navigate through the internal dynamics of the SEC,…
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(3/5) The Zalphas: A Debate with Andrew Kiguel In this thought-provoking episode, we sit down with Andrew Kiguel, CEO of Tokens.com and a visionary in the digital landscape, to discuss the radical transformation of retail and finance through virtual reality. Kiguel's company has been at the forefront of this revolution, crafting immersive virtual s…
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In a compelling discussion, hosts Charlie Shrem and Andrew Kiguel delve into the essence of blockchain, emphasizing its role in diffusing power to prevent centralization, ensuring trust, and bolstering security in financial transactions. They articulate how blockchain's immutable nature—where transactions, once recorded, are permanent—establishes a…
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(1/5) Crypto or Bitcoin: A Debate on Definitions with Andrew Kiguel Join my friend Andrew Kuguel and I as we sit down and have a 5 part conversation about the topics that dominated 2023. In this episode, we discussed the changing narrative around Bitcoin. In the early days, Bitcoin was seen as an anti-establishment movement, a way for individuals t…
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Welcome to the 5th and final episode of our awesome series on Decentralized Identity powered by Kilt Prtocol. Our two guest will take you on a delightful journey on these topics below. I really appreciate you coming on this journey with us. I truly enjoyed producing this series. Thank you to the wonderful Kilt Protocol team who provided all of us w…
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🎙️ Exciting News! 🚀 I am thrilled to announce the release of the latest episode of The Charlie Shrem Show! 🎉 In this episode, we continue our deep dive into the fascinating world of decentralized identities, focusing on the captivating topic of proof of accountability. 💡 "Proof of Accountability" The Decentralized Self (4/5): Guests Ingo Rube & Sam…
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Good morning, good evening, and good afternoon, my fellow podcast enthusiasts! I am thrilled to announce the release of another epic episode of The Charlie Shrem Show! 🎉 "Identity & Power" The Decentralized Self (3/5): Ingo Rube & Harry Evans In this episode, we dive deep into the world of decentralized identity and explore how our data and identit…
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"Blueprint of Decentralization": The Decentralized Self (2/5): Maryam Ayati (Watr) & Ingo Rube (KILT) In a world where personal data has become the modern gold rush, the call for a decentralized identity has never been louder. Dive deep with us into the heart of the movement that's fighting to give control back to individuals. As centralized giants…
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"Defining Identity" The Decentralized Self (1/5) Ingo Rube, Founder KILT Protocol The term “identity” is thrown around quite often in both the web 2 and Web3 spaces. But what IS identity? What defines centralized identity vs. decentralized? Charlie Shrem and KILT Protocol dive into the nuances of identity and the unknown risks the mass population i…
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I'm very proud of this episode and enjoyed listening to it myself after production. We had some phenomenal guests including David Tse, Ashton Addison and Stuart Bullard. Enjoy the show! David Tse: Known for his significant contributions to information theory and wireless communications. He is an academic and has been a professor in the field of ele…
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Enjoy this episode! I loved recording it. Please leave reviews and subscribe! Anjali Young is the Co-Founder and CCO of Abridged Inc, and a DAO Officer for Collab. Land. Ross Plummer - Chief Executive Officer - Yōkai [00:01:03] Bitcoin Upgrade in Soft Fork. [00:03:18] Yokai and Collab.land [00:07:23] Scaling cybersecurity teams. [00:11:05] DAO fixi…
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In this episode, Lex Avelino, founder of Passage.io, joins the show to discuss the power of AI in allowing smaller creators to compete with bigger studios. Lex shares his experience in the virtual production world and how it led him to create Passage, a platform that offers immersive and high-quality experiences for creators and brands. The convers…
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On this episode of the Charlie Shrem Show, we are exploring whats happening with Bitcoin and Crypto down under! Australia has been a powerhouse since the early days of Bitcoin. Lets go! From Europe to Australia: Join Holger Arians, a German native, as he recounts his journey from the bustling streets of Mannheim to the sun-kissed shores of Australi…
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"Rediscovering Value: The Unstoppable Force of Bitcoin & Crypto" In this episode, we embark on a journey to rediscover the true value of Bitcoin and crypto. We delve into the heart of this revolution, examining how it's reshaping our understanding of value, technology, and community participation. Our first guest, Rich Rines from CoreDAO, sets the …
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In this electrifying episode, Charlie Shrem hosts Brent De Jong of Qenta and Valentin Pletnev of Quasar Finance. Together, they decode the quantum leap in the world of digital assets and cryptocurrencies. Brent discusses Qenta's mission to digitize all the world's assets and transactions, aiming for global financial inclusion. Valentin shares insig…
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Bob Baxley, Maverick Protocol. Paolo Ardoino, CTO Bitfinex and Tether Shingo Lavine and Adam Lavine, Ethos.io Welcome to another episode of the Charlie Shrem Show, where we delve into the world of Bitcoin, DeFi, and the heartbeat of the crypto universe. In this episode, we have some extraordinary guests reshaping the landscape of decentralized fina…
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Strap in for a wild ride in this episode of The Charlie Shrem Show! Charlie hosts Omid Malekan, the Dumbledore of Bitcoin, and Pradeep Goel, the superhero of healthcare, in an exciting adventure through the world of crypto. In the first part of our journey, Omid Malekan, professor at Columbia Business School and Bitcoin connoisseur, decodes the imp…
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This episode welcomes special guest, Udi Wertheimer, Co-Founder of Taproot Wizards and one of Bitcoin's most vocal advocates. Known for his candid critiques and insightful commentary on the crypto space, Udi delves into his work with Taproot Wizards and their mission to infuse a bit of magic back into Bitcoin. Udi discusses the controversial introd…
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This episode tackles the pressing need to reconstruct the internet in a way that emphasizes data safety, security, and privacy. Our guests shed light on the importance of ethical business models and data interoperability to counterbalance the impacts of surveillance capitalism and the current business models. Gregor Zavcer, Board Member & Director …
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Josef Je, PWN.xyz Joshua Garcia, Ketsal Seamus Rocca, Xapo Bank 00:00:44 - "There's an increasing belief that we're witnessing Operation Chokepoint 2.0 in action." 00:03:20 - "creating not just liquidity for assets, but also for price discovery, because that leads to stability and that leads to building the economy of things on top of all these blo…
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Crypto's radical architects are dismantling digital dogmas. Together with Neel Somani, Leonard Dorlochter, and Paul Sztorc, we'll be navigating the chaos of the cryptoverse, revealing game-changing L2 solutions, and exposing the tech that could terminate the reign of altcoins. Brace yourself for a thrilling ride into the underbelly of the blockchai…
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00:04:48 Earn revenue through gaming and music. 00:09:10 Support art and culture. 00:14:37 Better user experience needed. 00:18:47 Fearless pioneers build the future. 00:21:19 Crypto gaming revolutionized industry. 00:27:44 Established studios embrace crypto. 00:29:39 Innovate, small players, crypto curious. 00:36:09 AI and crypto can collaborate. …
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Charlie sits down with Alex O’Donnell, former CEO of Umami Labs to explore what happens when the decentralized ethos of a DAO clashes with the need for organization. Alex was accused of dumping tokens and intentionally crashing the price for his own personal gain, now he tells his side of the story. They discuss key themes around the fundamental st…
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Charlie kicks off the show by underscoring the high-quality guests the show invites to interview amidst a crypto landscape full of illegitimate companies. Barney Mannerings of Vega Protocol shares what he did prior to joining the world of crypto. Barney talks about why people invented markets and how crypto can make it better. Barney looks back on …
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Charlie Shrem introduces Bernard Blaha and People’s SCE and Bernard shares how he accidentally got into crypto. Charlie provides an anecdote on how he thinks Europe has been ahead in cryptocurrency from the beginning. Bernard shares his experience, positives, and criticisms with the European Union regulatory environment then and now. Charlies share…
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Charlie kicks off the show discussing Bitcoin’s resurgence with recent banking failures. Charlie gives an introduction to Jonathan Chester and his company Bitwage. Jonathan shares what made him interested in Bitcoin in 2013 and how things have changed since he first joined the industry. Jonathan and Charlie reflect on why Bitwage and Bitinstant wer…
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Charlie begins the show by introducing Hugo Philion and giving him the opportunity to share how Flare began in the crypto industry and why oracles are so important. Hugo explains Flare’s state connector. Charlie provides his thoughts on proof of stake. Hugo shares that State Connector is the solution to the tyranny of the majority of stake. Hugo ex…
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Charlie and Benton Yaun begin the show by discussing the Wall Street Journal’s article on the Metaverse being a Meh-taverse and their interpretation of how the metaverse is currently performing. Benton shares his unconventional background and how he came into the crypto world. Charlie talks about the evolution of online communities within crypto an…
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Charlie begins the show with an introduction to Protocol Labs and IPFS, asking Juan to take him back to the beginning. Juan shares the goals of IPFS and how they accomplish those goals. Juan explains the difference between storage and content delivery and how IPFS comes into play. Juan discusses what drew him to Web3. Charlie and Juan discuss Orwel…
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Manu Drijvers kicks off the discussion differentiating DFINITY’s Internet Computer from other EVM-based smart contracts. Manu talks about how DFINITY scales without heading toward centralization. Charlie and Manu discuss nodes and determining their level of decentralization. Manu shares his background and what drives him, diving into cryptography. …
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Charlie and Mark Miller take a trip to the past and the start of smart contracts. Charlie kicks off the show sharing an abstract that Mark wrote in 1988 that envisioned a future of smart contracts. Mark shares what was missing from that abstract when it comes to blockchain, diving into solving the problems of ignorance and malice brought on by cent…
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Patrick McClain with The Reimagined podcast, Anthony Garretts from Gonzaga and Danny Cook at the University of Illinois interview Charlie Shrem. Charlie gives a history of who he is and how he got involved in crypto. Charlie discusses crypto company investing woes and how SBF relates. Charlie provides background on BitInstant and what it means to b…
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Former Bloomberg journalist and founder of DeCential Media Matt Leising and Charlie start the show discussing how they feel about the industry so far in 2023. Matt shares his thoughts on journalism and its growth and challenges within the blockchain niche. Matt provides his experience with writing his book Out of the Ether. Matt gives his thoughts …
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Charlie begins the show by introducing CIO of Fox and President of Blockchain Creative Labs (BCL), Melody Hildebrandt and the importance of her as a guest. Melody dives into how BCL was dreamed up. Melody discusses how Fox is a risk-taking business and how that’s important in setting the foundation in blockchain and moving the industry forward. Mel…
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