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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.
 
The world of crypto can sometimes seem really complex - and it can feel intimidating to dive into! Join us on The Crypto Explorer, a podcast by Sygnum, the World's first Digital Asset Bank. In short, snappy episodes with industry leaders and sector specialists, we take a dive into the different aspects of an exciting, emerging asset-class. This is Future Finance – and if you want to understand why it matters and where to begin, this podcast is for you.
 
The podcast is about the future of investing, without the hype. It is home to two series hosted by George Aliferis who interviews the operators, thought leaders and investors that are shaping the future of our financial fabric. The Fintech Files, our original series, is investigating (think X-Files but for Fintech) B2B Fintech to discover new technologies and to understand what goes on behind the scene as financial services are being remodelled. The Future of Investing explores key themes in ...
 
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In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.
 
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This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp. A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: Crypto Lender BlockFi Declares Bankruptcy Following the Collapse of FTX…
 
November saw a higher-than-expected 263,000 jobs added. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW catches up on the macro landscape, including recapping Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech on Wednesday and how the jobs report released Friday might undermine it as a market signal. - …
 
Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news. Show topics: highlights of Sam Bankman-Fried's interview with the New York Times whether SBF knew what was going on in his companies, and how that impacts potential prosecution why Genesis and DCG are in fin…
 
This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp. The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss the biggest stories of the day, including decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Ankr saying it will reimburse the users impacted by the exploit that occurred on its platform earlier Friday. Plus, a closer look at how Facebook p…
 
The iPhone maker wants a 30% cut of gas fees from NFT transfers in Coinbase Wallet. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, we catch up on the crypto industry, including: Apple’s dust-up with Coinbase around fees for NFT transfers Stripe’s new fiat-to-crypto tooling for developers Fidelity opens retail trading o…
 
This episode is sponsored by Roofstock onChain. The crypto world has been a little different every week after the fallout with FTX and the image of Sam Bankman-Fried versus the reality of what was actually happening has created distrust in the crypto industry. So where do we begin to ask the right questions to balance the need for security with pri…
 
Adam Cochran, partner at Cinneamhain Ventures, talks about the collapses suffered during this year, their impacts on big traditional finance players, and what’s coming in the crypto markets in the near future. Show highlights: whether Sam Bankman-Fried lied during his interview at the Deal Book Summit why SBF kept the number of FTX's engineers at s…
 
Sam Bankman-Fried has appeared at the New York Times DealBook Summit and on “Good Morning America” this week. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. Ah Sam, will we ever be able to escape you? This week, “main character syndrome” came roaring back into fashion as Sam Bankman-Fried broke his silence with a string of interviews culm…
 
This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp. The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. "The Hash" group discusses today's top stories in the crypto world, including former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried speaking to several media outlets, including a live appearance at DealBook Summit. Plus, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink voices his opinion on tok…
 
“Carpe Consensus” dives into crypto’s biggest story of the year, analyzing the latest developments and lessons learned from the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX exchange. To kick off the inaugural episode of “Carpe Consensus,” hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson tackle crypto’s biggest story of the year: the fall of FTX. [2:05] Cry…
 
After the exchange’s collapse, central bankers are focusing on their own forms of digital money. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. In today’s global regulatory roundup, NLW looks at news from: Europe: EU holds a hearing on the FTX collapse and France tests a CBDC India: RBI announces Indian CBDC trials to begin Thursday US: S…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. The “Hash” crew discusses the main story today about crypto exchange Kraken stating that it is laying off 30% of its global staff – around 1,100 people – in response to the crypto market downturn. Plus, officials at the European Cen…
 
Shira Lazar is the founder and CEO of the Emmy Award-nominated digital media brand What's Trending and co-founder of Peace Inside Live, a mindfulness platform for a global collective across Web3, video, audio and in-person channels. She advises as well as consults with companies in the Web3 space regarding cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFT) …
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Phantom, the leading crypto wallet in the Solana ecosystem, said it will add support for assets on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains, with the roll out beginning in about three months. Plus, "The Hash" team breaks down an inside jo…
 
The officials spoke to various news outlets on Monday in advance of comments from Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, NLW turns back to the macro, where some amount of optimism had seeped into risk assets since a better-than-expected inflation report a few weeks ago. On Mond…
 
This conversation with Hirander Misra, the CEO of GMEX Group was recorded in August 2022, before the collapse of FTX. We discuss the collapse of Cefi lenders like Celsius, Voyager, Babel, Vauld but the warnings, general principles and solutions that Hirander offers are still relevant today and could be applied to the FTX situation. Rather than givi…
 
Michael Jordan, founder at DBA and former co-head of investments at Galaxy Digital, and Alex Pack, managing partner at Hack VC, talk about the potential insolvency of Genesis and DCG, the cycle of credit expansion, and the importance of DeFi to prevent these situations. Show highlights: what will happen with Genesis and its parent company DCG where…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses the latest developments on BlockFi as the crypto lender announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a day after suspending withdrawals amid the fallout from bankrupt FTX's collapse. In the mea…
 
BlockFi has over 100,000 creditors. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, NLW returns to his usual daily programming with a review of crypto contagion that took place during the last week. He looks at BlockFi, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New Jersey today, as well as Genesis and FTX itse…
 
After ushering Nike into the digital era, CMO Ricky Engelberg discusses how he’s helping both businesses and creators understand the importance of community, innovation and brand management in his current role at Vista. On this week’s podcast, Sam and Avery touch on the latest news in Web3, from JPMorgan registering a trademark for cryptocurrency w…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. For our concluding episode of “Grateful for Bitcoin,” NLW chats with Jason Maier, who is currently working on a book on a progressive’s case for bitcoin. In this conversation, they discuss which progressive values align with bitcoin’s impact in the world, and why bitcoin has been so successfu…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: FTX Exploiter Developments Binance's CZ Reportedly Met…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. For this edition of “Grateful for Bitcoin,” NLW is joined by Matt Lohstroh, cofounder of Giga Energy. Matt and Giga are leaders in the bitcoin gas flare mining space. On this episode, he and NLW discuss the state of the bitcoin mining industry and how it’s changed over the years. Find our gue…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. A holiday short of the most valuable crypto stories for 2022. “Hash” host Will Foxley answers what the biggest story of the year was for him and why? In addition, what is his main focus in the crypto industry? This episode has been produced and edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is…
 
Gabriel Haines, a crypto content creator, comes on this 2022 Thanksgiving edition of Unchained to talk about his videos and leave a positive message for these holidays. Show highlights: how Gabriel started doing his very unique type of videos Gabriel's hummus eating competition how Gabriel's videos are "quite not professional" how Gabriel is moneti…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories including El Salvador's national assembly mulling a draft bill to regulate digital securities which could pave the way for issuing bitcoin-backed bonds. Plus, a closer look at Litecoin's …
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On this episode of “Grateful for Bitcoin,” NLW is joined by Voltage cofounder and CEO Graham Krizek. Voltage provides enterprise-grade infrastructure for the Lightning Network. On this episode, Graham and NLW talk about the current state of Lightning and discuss why some of the customers inte…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode of ‘Grateful for Bitcoin,’ NLW is joined by Kraken co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell. They discuss the fallout from FTX, philosophy, regulations, NFTs and how the industry can move on in a positive direction. - Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures markets with…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss how Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao has been meeting with investors in Abu Dhabi, seeking cash for the exchange's crypto recovery fund, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Cathie Wood's Ark Investment …
 
Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news concerning the collapse of FTX. Show topics: the statements of newly appointed CEO John Ray in the first day declaration why Tarun, Robert and Haseeb think SBF is possibly delusional or at least in denial whe…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global and Circle. The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss the culprit behind the $600 million exploit of crypto exchange FTX started exchanging millions of dollars worth of ether (ETH) to Ren Bitcoin (renBTC), a token that represents bitcoin on other blockchains, earl…
 
This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. Today, NLW is joined by Dan McArdle, a bitcoin OG who co-founded Messari, built Case for Bitcoin and more. In this episode, they discuss the top five times bitcoin was supposed to die. Find our guest online: https://twitter.com/robustus - Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures m…
 
Consumer investor and founder of the consumer Web3 fund, Double Down, Magdalena “Mags” Kala joins Sam and Avery as the first guest of the "Gen C" podcast. After spending years at Bain and as a consultant, Mags has a unique perspective on the power of consumer Web3 opportunities. Listen as she shares insights on what it means to be a consumer-centri…
 
Managing your own crypto assets is challenging enough in a calm market. As the crypto world faces waves of turbulence this November, we were happy to sit down with Christoph Simmchen (Safe ecosystem) and Martin Burgherr (Sygnum) to make sense of how to assess and use different custody solutions. In this new background of FTX market events, how has …
 
Kevin Zhou, cofounder of Galois Capital, and Jesse Powell, cofounder of Kraken, talk about why FTX collapsed, the warning signs, and whether it’s a catalyst for self-custodial adoption. Show highlights: the root causes of the FTX collapse, according to Jesse and Kevin whether there were warning signs of all the risks that were to come the importanc…
 
Numerous exchanges committed to proof of reserves after FTX, but is it enough? This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s newest “Let’s Actually Commit to Proofs of Reserve This Time, Okay?” - Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures markets with a 50% discount…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: Secret Foundation founder Tor Bair sha…
 
The Federal Reserve is throwing cold water on the two-week market rally. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW follows the path of the crypto contagion including the latest from FTX, Silvergate Bank and Genesis Lending. He also looks at the slate of officials the Federal Reserve trotted …
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. "The Hash" hosts dive into the extensive and nuanced parallels between FTX and Enron, including the strange twist that Enron's former lawyer is now the new CEO of FTX. Plus, Secret Foundation founder Tor Bair shares his…
 
CoinDesk speaks with Erik Voorhees, Sunny Aggarwal, Chjango Unchained, and Haseeb Qureshi to discuss DeFi, regulation and decentralized exchanges in the wake of FTX’s collapse. The executive producer for CoinDesk Podcasts is Jared Schwartz. Nia Freeman edited this episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notic…
 
Its Genesis Global Capital subsidiary stopped withdrawals earlier this week. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the latest FTX contagion discussion. He examines the Genesis withdrawal shutdown and growing question of whether it has exposed parent company Digital Currency Group to larger financi…
 
This episode is sponsored by Roofstock onChain This is a story of how something can appear to be what it is not. It’s a tale of a jarring contrast between the image the world had of Sam Bankman-Fried before FTX’s meltdown pushed the crypto world into a nauseating tailspin and the reality of a wildly mismanaged multibillion-dollar empire with what B…
 
Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, explains the first declaration from new FTX CEO John Ray in the company’s bankruptcy case. Show highlights: why CEO Ray said there's been a complete failure of corporate controls in FTX how there was no separation of accounts between Alameda and FTX whether FTX US customers are in…
 
Bankruptcy-related filings show woefully inadequate processes and billions in loans to founders. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. Today NLW covers two major updates in the FTX saga. The first is first-day declarations by FTX’s new CEO John J. Ray III that argue that, in short, FTX is worse run than Enron. The second are mess…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses New FTX CEO John J. Ray III issued a scathing assessment of "unprecedented" poor management practices by his predecessor, Sam Bankman-Fried, in a series of filings in a Delaware court. Also, …
 
Plus, a look at Apple’s plans to move semiconductor manufacturing onshore. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken. On today’s episode, NLW covers the latest fallout from the FTX collapse. Genesis Capital has paused withdrawals and loan origination, which has also led to Gemini pausing its Earn program. NLW also covers the latest in…
 
This episode is sponsored by minima.global, Circle and Pastel Network. The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses the biggest stories shaping the crypto markets today, including ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's latest tweets about Alameda and his goal to "make customers whole." Plus, the lending arm of cr…
 
CoinDesk reporters discuss the latest developments in the FTX story. Join the CoinDesk newsroom with David Z. Morris, Tracy Wang, Danny Nelson, Nikhilesh De, Sam Kessler, Cheyenne Ligon and Aoyon Ashraf as they discuss the chaotic week that saw the fall of the crypto exchange FTX. The executive producer for CoinDesk Podcasts is Jared Schwartz. Elea…
 
Join Kamz and Lisa Carmen Wang, the founder and CEO of Bad Bitch Empire, a global investment collective building unapologetic worth and wealth for women. She is a four-time USA national champion and Hall of Fame gymnast, serial entrepreneur (her founded company was acquired), international speaker, and host of the “Bad Bitch Empire”podcast. Lisa is…
 
Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra were joined by Laura Shin, CEO of the show, to chop it up about the collapse of FTX. Show topics: Haseeb's explanation of the blowup of FTX whether FTX was a Ponzi scheme Sam Bankman-Fried's strategy to become a billionaire the weird sale of Serum, a projec…
 
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