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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.
 
Known for providing unparalleled access to the most diverse offering of expert voices in the Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Industry - Crypto Current is bridging the gap between the curious newcomers who are just discovering the space and the thought leaders who are shaping its future. Join us every week to hear from featured guests and learn about all the recent developments and trending stories that impact the future of money.
 
Things are changing fast in the world of financial technology. The BIG Podcast explores the impact of financial technology innovations on the every day person. Top financial industry guests will give us exciting insights into technologies that will shape the way we manage and spend our money.
 
Bitcoin, blockchain, distributed ledger, and cryptocurrency will change our future. They are terms to describe components of a technological and social revolution on the horizon. Yet, any talk of bitcoin, alternative coins (alt coins) such as ethereum, eos, ripple, or initial coin offerings (ICO’s) often come with significant speculation and hype that makes it difficult to take seriously the extraordinary underlying technology of distributed ledgers and their impact to our future. Consensus ...
 
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ShapeShift recently announced an intent to decentralize -- a move that would transition the one-time centralized exchange to a full-on DAO. Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, comes onto the show to talk about decentralizing the exchange, along with his thoughts on Bitcoin maximalism and crypto regulation. Show highlights: why ShapeShift …
 
We have a keynote from MCEX from Randall Pires on a creating passive income by helping to build infrastructure utilizing Emrit. Since graduating from Georgia Tech with an engineering degree in '07, his next 10 years were spent working internationally, mostly in Africa. His career started as a project engineer building the largest LNG plant in the w…
 
Neha Narula, director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, discusses Elon Musk’s appearance at ‘The B Word’ conference, along with a few current events in the Bitcoin world. Show highlights: her main takeaway from ‘The B Word’ conference why governance plays an essential role in Bitcoin’s block size arguments what Neha thinks of…
 
0xNguyen is an early contributor to THORChain, an advisor and investor to several projects in the THORChain ecosystem, and the creator of RUNEBase.org - an education and content platform dedicated towards educating and informing people about THORChain and the THORChain ecosystem in an easy-to-understand way. Aside from his work in the THORChain eco…
 
Gurvais Grigg, Chainalysis public sector CTO, and Kim Grauer, director of research at Chainalysis, review the ransomware landscape. Show Highlights: their backgrounds and roles at Chainalysis how a ransomware attack works what types of businesses are usually targeted in ransomware attacks why ransomware as a service (RAAS) is a booming business why…
 
Erik Voorhees joins us to discuss starting your financial future with ShapeShift. Erik Voorhees is the CEO and Founder of ShapeShift, an international, non-custodial cryptocurrency platform. Voorhees is among the top-recognized serial crypto advocates and entrepreneurs, communicating the virtues of Bitcoin as one of the most important inventions ev…
 
Christine Parker, partner at Reed Smith, summarizes the slew of regulatory headlines facing Binance and how such scrutiny may affect the exchange going forward. Show highlights: which countries are investigating Binance why it has been difficult for governing bodies to regulate Binance whether the reports that regulatory bodies, like the CFTC/IRS/D…
 
Today Principal Z gives his presentation from MCEX mainstage as he discusses media, capital, and public education: how the ntNFT will upend public schools. Principal Z has been developing decentralized audio and video tools since 1999: first as a software engineer in Palo Alto, CA and nonprofit corporation co-founder (‘99 - ‘03), then as an award-w…
 
Aaron Wright, co-founder of OpenLaw and Professor at Cardozo Law, and Ross Campbell, SushiSwap core developer and LexDAO contributor, discuss the latest breakthroughs and legal implications in the burgeoning world of DAOs. Show highlights: how Aaron and Ross fell down the crypto rabbit hole whether a DAO, like Curve, could sue to protect its IP whe…
 
Today Damion Lupo joins us to discuss how to diversify your 401k into cryptocurrency and real estate with eQRP. Damion Lupo’s mission is simple: to free a million people from financial bondage. His unique tool is a fusion of financial literacy and a little-known strategy called the eQRP® that allows investors to control their retirement money and g…
 
Aleksander Larsen, co-founder and COO of Axie Infinity, discusses Axie Infinity’s recent growth, which has seen the platform do 20X the volume of NBA Top Shot in recent days. Show highlights: what is Axie Infinity? why there has been such an uptick in network activity and profitability how the Axie Infinity team came together how Axie Infinity uses…
 
Joe Reiben joins us to discuss trading cryptocurrency with confidence on Mandala Exchange. Joseph Reiben is the Chief Executive Officer of Mandala Exchange, as well as a regulatory, business and tax attorney based in Denver Colorado and St. Paul, Minnesota. Joseph received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania…
 
Kevin Zhang, vice president of business development at Foundry, breaks down the latest developments surrounding China and bitcoin mining. Show highlights: how he came across crypto and which Bitcoin OG he joined at Bitcoin.com to help start its mining operations arm what Foundry does and its relationship with Digital Currency Group (DCG) why DCG wa…
 
Today Lisa Francoeur joins us to discuss turning knowledge into wealth by simplifying cryptocurrency using e-learning with Crypto Tutors. Lisa is a proud Haitian American, world renowned motivational speaker and often called the "Oprah of Tech" as she pursues her vision of "scaling empowerment globally". Lisa interviews thought leaders in tech disc…
 
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and founder of FTX, explains FTX’s sports-centric advertising model and talks about what is on his regulatory wish list going forward. Show highlights: why Sam is so excited to bring Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen onto the FTX team how FTX decides on who to sponsor why so many of FTX’s sponsorship are targeting US customers wh…
 
Today Henri Pihkala joins us to discuss Streamr: the decentralized platform for real‑time data. Henri founded Streamr to make data more available, fair, and valuable for all. Built scalable infrastructure & tools for real-time data for 10 years. Passionate about the decentralization of applications and data infrastructure. Previously CTO at two alg…
 
Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, and Tim Beiko, Ethereum Foundation core-dev facilitator, discuss the upcoming upgrade to the Ethereum network, EIP 1559. Show highlights: why Tim believes EIP 1559 is necessary what narrative is driving EIP 1559 what problems the network upgrade will solve how Ethereum transactions/fees work whether gas prices are c…
 
Clinton Brumley joins us at the Miami Crypto Experience to discuss the key to crypto trading: physcology and risk management. *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of C…
 
Will Clemente, author of the BTC by WC3 newsletter, breaks down the current state of Bitcoin’s on-chain activity and explains why he believes the market is in a mid-cycle lull rather than turning bearish. Show highlights: why Will is not worried about a bear market what indicators make Will believe BTC is in a mid-cycle consolidation who is selling…
 
Mark Anstead joins us at the Miami Crypto Experience to discuss How Numio is helping to bridge Ethereum layer 2. Mark is the Co-Founder and Director of Business Development for Numio. 2x Founder, and is helping various teams in the Ethereum ecosystem, like PhoenixDAO, Uptrennd, and the Indexcoop. Links: Website: https://numio.one/ App: https://play…
 
Aaron Lammer, author and host of the Exit Scam podcast, recounts the mysterious and controversial death of QuadrigaCX’s founder Gerald Cotton. Show highlights: A quick recap of QuadrigaCX why Aaron felt compelled to create a series on QuadrigaCX how Gerald Cotton, a lifelong Ponzi-addict, came to be the CEO of Canada’s largest crypto exchange what …
 
Today Dr. Leemon Baird with Hedera joins us to discuss how Hedera is doing more transactions than any other blockchain, including Ethereum. Leemon is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a …
 
Jaynti Kanani, cofounder and CEO of Polygon, discusses why the layer 2 solution has seen so much success during a down crypto market. Show highlights: what factors have led to Polygon’s and MATIC's impressive performance YTD how Polygon is scaling Ethereum what types of projects are taking off on Polygon how Polygon is attempting to address the iss…
 
Today Khvicha Kopinadze joins us to discuss how Cryptal is your key to the global crypto market in a secure and simple way. Khvicha Kopinadze is a Experienced Finance and Management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the venture, fin-tech, and financial industries. Currently CEO at Cryptal Exchange, a cryptocurrency exchange pla…
 
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Unchained, I answer some questions submitted to me by the audience. In this episode, I cover: what I think about the relationship between psychedelics and crypto the most entertaining guest I’ve interviewed on Unchained why Coinbase founders may have a more impactful future on crypto than Ethereum founders which …
 
Johan Unger spends some time with us to discuss how you can earn rewards for supporting the best performing memes and trends with Meme.com. Johan is an ancient alien at Meme.com. Meme.com is the home of meme markets and trend exploration. It’s built as a crypto-economic system that can track the value of memes. Boosted by the amazing Marble communi…
 
ForUsAll recently announced a new product that will allow cryptocurrency investments to be made inside 401(k) retirement accounts. Jeff Schulte, CEO of ForUsAll, discusses why putting crypto in a 401(k) is such a game changer, how this differs from Bitcoin IRAs, and more! Show highlights: how bringing crypto into a 401(k) with ForUsAll will work wh…
 
Today Jerome Dallas from the Miami Crypto Experience joins us to discuss the intersection between virtual reality, games, and cryptocurrency. Jerome started Blockchain UniVRse in order to bring together people interested in emerging tech. At his events you can check out nft art galleries, listen to NFT music in a concert and learn from amazing peop…
 
Willy Woo, on-chain Bitcoin analyst and writer of the Bitcoin Forecast, a market intelligence newsletter, and Rafael Schultze-Kraft, co-founder and CTO of Glassnode, discuss Bitcoin and what the on-chain metrics tell us about the price. Here to discuss is. Episode highlights: what factors pushed the price of BTC down in May why Elon’s Twitter accou…
 
Today Giorgi Khazaradze joins us to discuss how Aurox's trading terminal is designed to help traders accelerate their profits. Giorgi is the founder of Aurox. Aurox allows you to trade on multiple crypto exchanges from a first true all-in-one desktop trading terminal. Compared to existing crypto trading terminals, Aurox is the first that allows you…
 
Jeremy Rubin, a Bitcoin Core contributor and founder of Judica, a Bitcoin R&D Lab, joins Unchained from the Miami Bitcoin Conference (2021) to discuss all things Taproot. Show highlights: a general update on the Miami Bitcoin Conference what Taproot will do for the Bitcoin network how Taproot will make Bitcoin transactions more private what effect …
 
One of the most unique experiences we had at the Miami Crypto Experience was our discussion with Joel Nagel on how to legally obtain a second citizenship to protect your crypto assets. Joel Nagel is managing partner and founder of the international law firm Nagel & Associates LLC, specializing in international corporate strategy and legal structure…
 
Today we have Joey Ryan from the Miami Crypto Experience join us to discuss how you can invoice and accept crypto payments for your business. Joey is a licensed CPA with a 10-year track record performing financial statement audits. As CFO of Gilded, Joey directs the company’s efforts to seamlessly integrate crypto assets into corporate accounting p…
 
Nick Tomaino, general partner of 1confirmation, discusses his firm’s recently announced third fund of $125 million and gives his perspective on many hot crypto topics, such as NFTs, Layer 2 solutions, Polkadot, DAOs, and more. Show highlights: why Nick became interested in crypto and his background what drives 1confirmation’s investment thesis why …
 
One of the attendees at the Miami Crypto Experience and a Crypto Current OG, Joe Blackburn joined us to discuss his Ascension to becoming the CHAINO world champion. Joe Blackburn is the Founder and President of Crypto Coin Trader and the Host of the Bitcoin Radio podcast streaming on Apple, Spotify and Google Play. Joe has been involved with many p…
 
In a follow up interview at the Miami Crypto Experience, Miss Teen Crypto joins us to talk about connecting Gen Z to meaningful crypto education. She is an 18 year old girl from NYC that loves crypto! Her main goal is to spread crypto adoption to Gen Z. When Gen Z and many others hear the word “Bitcoin” on a daily basis, they don’t necessarily know…
 
At the Miami Crypto Experience we got an exclusive interview with one of the keynote speakers Raina Casbon-Kelts. She joined us to discuss the evolution of Gilded helping companies scale by automating crypto payments and accounting. Raina is a business development professional in New Orleans with a passion for cryptocurrency, blockchain technology …
 
Annalese Abreu (aka Bitcoin Queen) joins us for an interview post Miami Crypto Experience to discuss creating incredible experiences at events & conferences. Links BitBasel - https://bitbasel.miami/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/thebtcqueen?lang=en Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebtcqueen/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bitcoin-que…
 
House Representative Tom Emmer, of Minnesota, is one of the most active voice for crypto and blockchain in the US government. In this episode, he discusses: what book made Tom fall down the crypto rabbit hole why Tom believes the Financial Accounting Standards Board needs to set clear accounting standards for cryptocurrencies why the current way of…
 
In an exclusive interview at the Miami Crypto Experience, Eryka Gemma (aka Bank of Eryka) joins us to discuss why Miami is becoming the global capital of crypto. As the Venture Director at a Digital Asset Hedge Fund, Eryka is well versed in bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain. In 2019, she co founded Blockchain Center Miami with a goal …
 
Today our CEO Richard Carthon & COO Steve Miller speak at the Miami Crypto Experience on Non-Fungible People and Unlocking Community. Richard began Crypto Current to educate others to make informed cryptocurrency investments, but today aims to spotlight all opportunities across cryptocurrency and the blockchain industry. Outside of Crypto Current, …
 
On this episode, Richard is joined by Mike Grantis for a discussion on scouting the teams building the next wave of crypto companies. Mike Grantis is the Founder of the crypto intelligence platform, CryptoWeekly, the blockchain education course, Bitcoin 101, and the NFT-based trading card game Crypto Revolution. Mike is a passionate advocate for th…
 
Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, debate the merits of Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain. In this episode, they discuss: why Ethereum is losing market share to Solana and BSC whether decentralization matters and at what point decentralization becomes redundant why they think Solana a…
 
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