CoinDesk Podcast Network

CoinDesk Podcast Network

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FIRST MOVER: Crypto Regulation Update With Colorado Securities Commissioner; Elon Musk's Lawsuit Against OpenAI

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with Commissioner Tung Chan on crypto regulation in the U.S.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Commissioner Tung Chan from the Colorado Division of Securities joins "First Mover" to discuss the state of crypto regulation in the U.S. and biggest challenges for a clear path forward. Plus, insights on the debate between innovation versus regulation as ETHDenver is taking place in Colorado. And, what you need to know about Elon Musk's lawsuit against OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/03/24·26m 50s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Markets Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Subsets of the CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) are investible CoinDesk Crypto Sectors and the CoinDesk 20 Index, designed to measure the performance of the top digital assets. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager at CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Connor Farley, co-founder and CEO of Truvius. For more on CoinDesk Indices, visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie and uses Wondercraft AI Voice. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/03/24·4m 53s

UNCHAINED: Bitcoin’s Price Is Way Up. And $48 Trillion in Wealth Just Got Access

Alex Thorn unpacks how ETFs, long-term holders, and the upcoming halving should push Bitcoin’s price to over $100,000 by the end of the year.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.After a week in which Bitcoin nearly hit its all-time high, Alex Thorn, head of firmwide research at Galaxy, joins Unchained to discuss the pivotal role of ETF inflows in Bitcoin's recent price surge, the nuanced behaviors of long-term versus short-term holders, and the potential impacts of upcoming halvings and institutional involvement on the market's future trajectory. Alex offers deep insights into the market value to realized value Z-score, explaining its relevance in assessing Bitcoin's valuation. He also delves into the implications of major financial institutions like Merrill and Wells Fargo embracing Bitcoin ETFs for their clients. Furthermore, Thorn speculates on the timing and conditions for an "altcoin season" and shares his price predictions for Bitcoin by the end of the year.Learn more: Bitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?Show highlights:The main drivers for Bitcoin's recent surge, according to AlexWhether long-term Bitcoin holders are selling due to the recent surge in priceWhat the MVRV (market value to realized value) Z-score is and how Alex uses this metric to assess the Bitcoin marketWhy Alex believes this period in Bitcoin's history is distinctWhat the implications of Merrill and Wells Fargo offering Bitcoin ETFs to their customers are, and how this expands Bitcoin's institutional appealHow the upcoming halving could affect the price, especially since Bitcoin is already closer to all-time highs than previous times ahead of the halvingWhy Alex thinks this might be the first time that highs in bitcoin and ether do not lead to an "altcoin season"Alex's price prediction for Bitcoin by the end of the yearThank you to our sponsors!Uniswap  |  iTrustCapital  |  PolkadotGuest | Alex Thorn, Head of Firmwide Research at GalaxyPrevious appearance on Unchained: How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionLinks | Recent coverage on Unchained of Bitcoin’s surge: Should You Sell Bitcoin Now That It’s Nearing Its All-Time High?Bitcoin Watchers React to BTC Returning to the $60,000 MarkCoinbase App Crashes Amid Bitcoin’s Massive RallyBitcoin Price Surges Past $61,000Others:The Block: JPMorgan says bitcoin price could drop towards $42,000 post April halvingBloomberg: BofA’s Merrill, Wells Fargo Offer Bitcoin ETFs to Wealth ClientsPrevious coverage on Unchained of spot Bitcoin ETFs:Why Some Brokerage Firms Are Blocking Access to Spot Bitcoin ETFsWhy Spot Bitcoin ETFs Are Likely to Finally Start Trading on Thursday Why the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFsWhy It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFWill a Spot Bitcoin ETF Finally Get Approved?The 4 Factors That Will Determine Which Spot Bitcoin ETFs Win Market ShareHow Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One Projection-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/03/24·44m 59s

THE MINING POD: Elizabeth Warren Is Targeting Bitcoin Miners

Brian Morgenstern of Riot Platforms and Lee Bratcher of the Texas Blockchain Council join the show to discuss the EIA’s government overreach targeting Bitcoin miners.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/03/24·28m 51s

FIRST MOVER: How ALTAVA Digitizes Fashion With Technologies; Morgan Stanley's Spot ETF Evaluation

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with ALTAVA CMO Oh Thongsrinoon on digital fashion and future of the metaverse.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.ALTAVA CMO Oh Thongsrinoon breaks down how the startup digitalizes fashion with artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies. Plus, Thongsrinoon's vision on metaverse developments in the future. And, Morgan Stanley, which is among the largest U.S. broker-dealer platforms, has been evaluating offering spot bitcoin ETFs to their clients, according to people familiar with the matter.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/03/24·19m 35s

THE PROTOCOL: Jesse Pollak Discusses Base, Optimism, and the Evolving Landscape of Layer 2 Solutions

A Preview to ETH Denver, hosts delve into strategies aimed at democratizing Ethereum accessibility for all attendees, ensuring inclusivity across the community.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, welcome Jesse Pollak, the Creator of Base and Head of Protocols, as a guest host. Together, they delve into topics such as Decentralized Governance, Fraud Proofs, Security, and other relevant discussions leading up to ETH DENVER. Takeaways | Base has made significant progress in reducing fees and improving wallets and identity infrastructure.The rise and fall of FriendTech showcased the challenges of building consumer social products on-chain.The partnership with the Optimism Foundation has allowed Base to contribute to decentralized governance and receive OP tokens.The launch of smart wallets aims to simplify the user experience and make on-chain transactions more accessible.Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER EPISODE LINKS |  Base L2 BEAT- BaseThe Protocol: Friend.tech Fades as Crypto Craze, but Ethereum Is ScalingFintech Provider Portal Raises $34M Seed Round for Bitcoin-Based Decentralized ExchangeJesse Pollak Creator; Head of Protocols Base; Coinbase -From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/02/24·30m 30s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | MicroStrategy: Prime Bitcoin Halving Bet? With Mark Palmer

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Mark Palmer, Benchmark managing director.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Benchmark Managing Director Mark Palmer about mining equities ahead of the halving and where MicroStrategy fits into investor portfolios.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/02/24·12m 1s

FIRST MOVER: Bitcoin Surges Above $60K; Bitcoin ZK Rollup Citrea Raises $2.7M

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with Chainway Labs co-founder and CEO Orkun Kılıç on ZK rollups.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The price of bitcoin (BTC) topped the $60,000 level on Wednesday, the original cryptocurrency's first time above that level since the peak of the last bull market in November 2021. Plus, Chainway Labs co-founder and CEO Orkun Kılıç shares the latest developments in the Bitcoin ecosystem and the launch of Citrea.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/02/24·14m 25s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Easily Jumps Above $60k, With Jason Lau

The latest price moves and insights with Helene Braun and guest Jason Lau, chief innovation officer at OKX.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," CoinDesk Markets Reporter Helene Braun speaks with OKX Chief Innovation Officer Jason Lau about bitcoin's rally, upcoming Ethereum network upgrades and second-order effects of the spot bitcoin ETFs.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Helene Braun. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/24·8m 17s

MONEY REIMAGINED: CoinFunds’ Jake Brukhman On Decentralizing AI

Addressing issues such as bias, data ownership, innovation, and trust to foster a more inclusive and accessible technological landscape.This episode is sponsored by Consensus 2024 Now Available for pre-order | Michael Casey’s New Book with Frank H. McCourt, their forthcoming book: Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital AgeIn this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," hosts Michael Casey and  Sheila Warren are joined by Jake Brukhman, CEO of CoinFund to discuss the intersection of AI and Web3. They explore the potential of decentralized computing and AI, the AI pipeline, and the benefits of bringing Web3 to AI. Brukhman breaks down the importance of decentralization in AI infrastructure and its impact on the finance industry. Hosts delve into the Google Gemini flub and the biases embedded in AI algorithms, the concept of tech neutrality and customization, and the Worldcoin project, highlighting its role in creating civil resistant accounts and its potential applications in fair value distribution, voting systems, and social media governance.TakeawaysThe intersection of AI and Web3 has the potential to revolutionize various industries, including finance.Decentralized computing and AI can democratize access to computing power and enable innovation.Web3 brings openness and collaboration to the AI space, fostering innovation and trust.Decentralization in AI infrastructure can address concerns about bias, ownership of data, and trustworthiness of models. Decentralized networks have the potential to democratize access to computation, making it more affordable and accessible to a wider range of individuals.Open-sourcing AI models can help address biases and allow for localization and customization based on cultural context.Worldcoin's proof of humanity technology enables the creation of civil-resistant accounts, fair value distribution, and democratic voting systems.Concerns about biometric data and privacy can be mitigated through the use of decentralized technologies and zero-knowledge proofs.Links | CoinFund The World Economic Forum  CoinDesk.com-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MRP15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/24·50m 16s

UNCHAINED: Famed White Hat Hacker Samczsun on How to Improve Crypto Security

He’s formed a new group, the Security Alliance, to improve the overall security posture of the crypto community.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Well-known white hat hacker and head of security at Paradigm Samczsun recently took the wraps off a new security organization called the Security Alliance (SEAL) that offers a 911 hotline for immediate response to security threats, runs war games to simulate potential security incidents, and provides a safe harbor agreement to protect white hat hackers from legal liabilities.He joined Unchained to discuss why he and his fellow white hat hackers decided to start the Security Alliance and how it operates, how the safe harbor agreement works, the measures he takes to maintain his anonymity and why, the top security measures people in crypto should take to protect themselves, and what attack areas in crypto Sam still considers “scary.”   Show highlights:How samczsun got into white hat hackingThe most memorable saves and rescues Sam was able to perform Whether there's a reason why Sam is so good at noticing bugs in cryptoThe origin of his samczsun handleWhat the Security Alliance is and why it was formedHow SEAL would approach a bug or a hackWhether black hat hackers are trying to exploit open groupsWhy the work in the group is volunteered, not paid, and whether that's sustainableHow the SEAL War Games help in training on how to respond to an incident in Web3What the Safe Harbor Agreement is and what it aims to accomplish for white hat hackersHow sam protects his identity and whether his coworkers know what he looks likeThe top security measures people working  in crypto should takeHow projects should approach the audit for their smart contracts given it's an expensive endeavor What attack vectors still scare samWhat is ‘White Hat Hacking’?White hat hacking, often referred to as ethical hacking, is a cybersecurity practice where skilled computer experts use their knowledge for good, employing the same methods as malicious hackers (black hat hackers) but with a significant difference: they do so with permission and for a constructive purpose. These ethical hackers identify vulnerabilities in computer systems, networks, or applications before malicious attackers can exploit them. By detecting and resolving these security weaknesses, white hat hackers help organizations strengthen their defenses against cyber threats. Thank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  | PolkadotGuest:Samczsun, CEO of Security Alliance (SEAL) and Head of Security at ParadigmPrevious appearances on Unchained: The Chopping Block: Top White Hat Hacker Samczsun Discusses the State of Crypto SecurityLinksIntroducing the Security AllianceBloomberg: Paradigm’s Famed ‘White-Hat’ Hacker Unites Peers Against Crypto Attacks, White Hat Safe Harbor [Github]Chainalysis: Funds Stolen from Crypto Platforms Fall More Than 50% in 2023, but Hacking Remains a Significant Threat as Number of Incidents Risessam’s tweet on security practices Halborn: Explained: The Nomad Hack (August 2022)-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/24·44m 28s

FIRST MOVER: Bitcoin, Ether Rally Continues; Earn Alliance CEO on the Future of Web3 Gaming

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with Earn Alliance CEO and co-founder Joseph Cooper on Web3 gaming.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Bitcoin (BTC) surged above the $57,000 level, hitting its 2-year high since November 2021 as the ongoing rally picks up steam. Ether (ETH) has also jumped above $3,200, following an 11% spike in the past week. Plus, Earn Alliance CEO and co-founder Joseph Cooper shares the latest update in Web3 gaming. -Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/24·21m 23s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Breaks Through $57K, With Jyotsna Hirdyani

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Jyotsna Hirdyani, South Asia head at Bitget.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Bitget South Asia Head Jyotsna Hirdyani about where $57k fits into bitcoin's larger price cycle and challenges for retail investors.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/24·9m 0s

THE MINING POD: Mining Bitcoin in Mexico With Santiago Varela

Santiago Varela is the co-founder of Kardashev BTC, a Mexican Bitcoin mining operation focused on harnessing waste and stranded energy sources for mining Bitcoin.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/24·43m 54s

FIRST MOVER: Bitcoin Surges Above $53K; Stacks Co-Creator on Layer 2 Developments

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with Stacks' co-creator Muneeb Ali on developments in the Bitcoin ecosystem.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here."First Mover" host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest price movement of bitcoin (BTC) as the largest cryptocurrency by market cap is trading near $53,500 after surging more than 20% since the beginning of this year. Plus, a conversation with Stacks' co-creator and Trust Machines CEO Muneeb Ali on what's exciting in the Bitcoin ecosystem.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/24·21m 33s

GEN C: How to Bring an NFT to the Stars With Micah Johnson, Creator of Aku

Micah Johnson, former pro baseball player, artist and creator of Aku World, joins "Gen C" to discuss art in crypto.Today we have artist and former professional athlete Micah Johnson on the podcast. From being a successful artist to creating Aku, a character reminding children to go after their big dreams which has shown up at the NBA All-Star Game, on Beats Headphones, to the cover of Time Magazine, hear how Micah embodies aspirational creator culture.Links mentioned from the podcast: Aku WorldMicah’s InstagramMicah on TwitterWatch this episode on video:YouTubeCoinDeskFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code GENC15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong, with additional production assistance from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/02/24·26m 0s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Should Traders Worry About Rate … Hikes? With Eddy Gifford

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and Tactive Wealth Adviser Eddy Gifford.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Tactive Wealth Adviser Eddy Gifford on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to succeed in its goal of obtaining a soft landing, where bitcoin has room to run and which altcoins stand out in today's market.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/02/24·11m 18s

FIRST MOVER: Self-Protection From Hacks and Scams; Crypto Predictions in 2024

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, TRM Labs Head of Legal and Government Affairs Ari Redbord answers questions on crypto hacks and scams.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.TRM Labs Head of Legal and Government Affairs Ari Redbord answers questions from viewers on X about customer protection and online privacy in the crypto industry. Plus, predictions from Pantera Capital partner Paul Veradittakit on developments in the crypto space in 2024.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/02/24·11m 37s

UNCHAINED: Stacks’ Muneeb Ali On Why Bitcoin Is Exciting Once Again

Stacks' co-creator Muneeb Ali says that this is the most exciting time to build on Bitcoin. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Fifteen years after the birth of Bitcoin, the network is now entering an era of remarkable innovation and change, according to Stacks' co-creator Muneeb Ali.On this episode of Unchained recorded at the Bitcoin Builders conference, Muneeb explores the complexities and advancements within Bitcoin's Layer 1 and Layer 2. He shares his perspectives on what's fueling innovation in Bitcoin's Layer 1 and discusses the implications of Ordinal Inscriptions amid criticism of it by core developers. He delves into the various scaling solutions within Bitcoin, highlighting how trust assumptions vary among them, and how BitVM could be a 'game changer'. He goes over the advantages of integrating smart contracts on Bitcoin, and why he considers BTC the only true form of monetary asset. Show highlights:What's driving innovation in Bitcoin’s L1 How Muneeb feels about Ordinals Inscriptions in Bitcoin, considering the criticism from some core developersHow, in recent years, research and development in crypto happened outside of Bitcoin, and how that's changing now, according to MuneebThe different types of scaling solutions in Bitcoin and how the trust assumptions differ in each of themWhy he feels like BitVM is a 'game changer' and what it enablesWhat the Nakamoto upgrade is on StacksThe advantages of having smart contracts on Bitcoin, according to MuneebWhy he says that BTC is the only asset that is moneyThe challenges to having privacy in BitcoinThank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  |  iTrustCapital  |  PolkadotGuestMuneeb Ali, co-creator of StacksPrevious appearances on Unchained: Bitcoin Ordinal NFTs Are Hot and Getting Hotter. What's the Hype About? - NFT CryptoBlockstack On Getting Independence From Google, Facebook And AmazonLinksRecent News:Unchained: Stacks, a Bitcoin Layer 2 Protocol, Sees All-Time High in Total Value LockedA New Era for Bitcoin Is Here, Whether Bitcoin Maximalists Like It Or NotBitcoin Passes the $1 Trillion Market Cap Mark; All Cryptos Combined Reach $2 TrillionBitcoin L2s:Unchained: Are Layer 2s on Bitcoin Having a Moment?How Botanix Aims to Enable Smart Contracts on BitcoinAn Ethereum-Like Experience Built on Bitcoin?Learn more:What Are Opcodes in Bitcoin? A Beginner's GuideWhat Are BRC-20 Tokens? What Are ORC-20 Tokens? How to Create a Bitcoin Ordinal-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/24·44m 24s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Markets Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Subsets of the CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) are investible CoinDesk Crypto Sectors and the CoinDesk 20 Index, designed to measure the performance of the top digital assets. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager at CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Michael Nadeau, author of "The DeFi Report." For more on CoinDesk Indices, visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie and uses Wondercraft AI Voice. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/24·5m 16s

THE MINING POD: Investors Are Piling Into Mining Stocks

Will and Charlie go through this week’s Bitcoin news, including mining stock flows, Braiins adding Lightning and a DL News hit piece on Bitcoin miners.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Welcome back to the news roundup! Will and Charlie go through this week’s Bitcoin news, including mining stock flows, Braiins adding Lightning and a DL News hit piece on Marathon Digital’s Bitcoin mining site in Granbury, Texas.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/24·22m 57s

FIRST MOVER: What's Driving the Popularity of Ether Staking? Bitcoin Halving 101

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with Nansen senior research analyst Nik Polk on staking.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Nansen senior research analyst Nik Polk joins CoinDesk with an analysis on the increasing popularity in ether (ETH) staking and the restaking narrative. Plus, regulatory scrutiny around staking and its potential impact on the spot ether ETFs. And, everything you need to know about the upcoming Bitcoin halving.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/24·13m 18s

THE PROTOCOL: Are We Ready for the Speculative Frenzy? Airdrop Controversies, Smart Contracts, and Liquid Restaking Critiques

Ether.fi CEO Mike Silagadze joins as a Guest Host to discuss the controversies and issues surrounding the Starknet airdrop, the phased rollout of Soroban smart contracts on the Stellar blockchain and the concept of liquid restaking incentives and rewards.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, explore the following stories:Starknet Airdrop Coverage Starknet Token STRK begins trading at $5 after a mammoth airdrop. A Fully diluted value of STRK reached as high as $50 billion with an initial market cap of $3.64 billion.Stellar Starts 'Soroban' Smart ContractsThe "Protocol 20" upgrade, which adds support for Ethereum-style smart contracts to the decade-old payments-focused blockchain, had been delayed by three weeks due to precautions after a bug was found.Liquid Restaking LandscapeNew liquid restaking platforms like Puffer and Ether.Fi have attracted billions of dollars in deposits, but they've birthed a speculative "points" frenzy that carries some risks.PROTOCOL VILLAGE GUEST HOST |  Mike Silagadze, CEO and Founder at Ether.fi - the first ETH staking protocol that allows stakers to maintain full control of their keys throughout the entire staking process, making it the only truly decentralized liquid staking platform.Takeaways | - Controversies and issues often arise with airdrops, including eligibility criteria and token unlocks.-The introduction of smart contracts on established blockchains can rejuvenate the ecosystem and attract new users.-Liquid restaking is a natural extension of proof-of-stake blockchains and allows users to stake their assets while maintaining liquidity.-Points in liquid restaking protocols have sparked speculation and trading frenzy, but their future value is uncertain.-The explosive growth in the liquid restaking market may experience a correction in the future. The money printer being turned on again has led to a speculative frenzy in various markets, including crypto.-Restaking has become a focal point of speculation and value creation in the crypto space.-EtherFi aims to become a trusted brand for holding ETH and accessing DeFi, with plans to roll out integrated products over time.Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER EPISODE LINKS |  Starknet Token STRK Begins Trading at $5 After Mammoth AirdropSTRK Tokens Claimed Hit 420M in a Day as On-Chain Metrics SoarStarknet’s STRK Drops 53% Amid Token Issuance CriticismStellar Starts Phased Rollout of 'Soroban' Smart ContractsLiquid Restaking Tokens or 'LRTs' Revived Ethereum DeFi. Can the Hype Last?Liquid Restaking Protocol Puffer Rakes in $1B in Deposits in Just 3 WeeksAs Crypto 'Points' Farming Grows, So Does Risk of Vague PromisesEtherfi Mike Silagadze - EtherFi | LinkedIn -From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/02/24·43m 58s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Bitcoin Is Back, Back, Back, Baby

The premier crypto is regaining dominance of investment dollars, mindshare and “narrative,” says Ben Schiller.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.For today's featured story, host Jennifer Sanasie reads a piece by CoinDesk's Ben Schiller, titled "Bitcoin Is Back, Back, Back, Baby."-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Helene Braun. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/02/24·6m 23s

FIRST MOVER: Spot Bitcoin ETFs Outlook in 2024; Can NFTs Make a Comeback?

Host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with CoinShares head of research James Butterfill on the performance of spot bitcoin ETFs in 2024.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.James Butterfill, head of research at CoinShares, joins "First Mover" to discuss his outlook on bitcoin price and spot bitcoin ETF inflows in the rest of the year. Plus, insights on different use cases of NFTs (non-fungible token) and whether they can make a comeback in 2024. -Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/02/24·12m 7s

MONEY REIMAGINED: What Is Blockchain’s Impact on Future Networks? Chris Dixon On How This Affects Us All

Hosts Casey and Warren discuss Dixon’s new book ‘Read, Write, Own’ a very straightforward explanation of the history of the internet and the next phase of networks such as blockchain development that will reshape the future. This episode is sponsored by Consensus 2024 Now Available for pre-order | Michael Casey’s New Book with Frank H. McCourt, their forthcoming book:  Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital AgeIn this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," hosts Michael Casey and  Sheila Warren are joined by Chris Dixon, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and author of the book 'Read, Write, Own. Building the Next Era of the Internet.' They explore the distinction between casino and computer cultures in the blockchain space, the need for regulation, and blockchain's potential to shift power dynamics. The conversation covers blockchain's intersection with AI, NFTs, and dispels common myths. Emphasizing the evolution and challenges, it highlights blockchain's inevitability and its potential to revolutionize the internet, stressing the importance of balancing benefits and drawbacks.Takeaways | - Blockchains have dual applications, so distinguishing between casino and computer cultures is crucial.- Regulation is essential to curb financial mercenary aspects and promote long-term perspectives.- Blockchain can shift power dynamics, enabling collective bargaining for data and content control.- The intersection with AI, NFTs, and other technologies offers innovative opportunities and economic models.- Clearing misconceptions, understanding diverse applications and potential of blockchain is vital.Links | Chris Dixon, Author at Andreessen Horowitz Read Write Own cdixon Chris Dixon Talks Techno-Optimism, Permissionless Innovation and the Need for Crypto The World Economic Forum  CoinDesk.com-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences.  Take 15% off registration with the code MRP15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/24·50m 0s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Jim Bianco Isn't Sold on the ETF Narrative. Here's Why

The latest price moves and insights with CoinDesk Markets Reporter Helene Braun and guest Jim Bianco, president and macro strategist at Bianco Research.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," CoinDesk Markets Reporter Helene Braun speaks with Jim Bianco, president and macro strategist at Bianco Research about his contrarian take on the promise of spot bitcoin ETFs.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Helene Braun. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/24·14m 7s

UNCHAINED: Why the Celestia Team Sees a Future With 10,000 Roll-Ups

Celestia’s co-founder and its COO talk about how their modular blockchain makes it easier for blockchains to scale. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Celestia, a data availability layer for blockchains, was launched last October to much fanfare. The platform takes a modular approach to blockchains, allowing developers to post data onto it without the need for smart contracts or execution. This makes it extremely useful for scaling roll-ups and other layer two technologies. Celestia co-founder Mustafa Al-Bassam and COO Nick White join Unchained to discuss what Celestia is and how it works, how data availability sampling allows for more scalability, how Celestia compares with other data availability layers, whether Celestia could become a data availability layer for Bitcoin, and comparisons between Celestia and Solana. Show Highlights:Mustafa’s background and how his project called LazyLedger ended up becoming CelestiaNick’s vision for modular blockchainsWhy Mustafa believes in the “10,000 rollup” endgameWhy Mustafa thinks that gaming and NFT chains work better on a modular blockchainWhat Celestia is and how it resembles the publication of an article in a newspaperWhat data availability sampling (DAS) is and how it works to ensure that the data is available and accurate for validatorsHow DAS allows for more scalabilityWhat types of applications can be built with this type of modular architecture?Mustafa’s explanation of the concept of Blob stream and blob spaceHow a rollup can be an independent or sovereign layer, not just a layer 2 to a layer 1How Celestia competes with other DA layers, like the future EigenDAThe role of the TIA token in the Celestia ecosystem How Mufasa hacked the CIA when he was 16 years old and how he transitioned into cryptoWhether Celestia could become a DA layer for Bitcoin layer 2 rollupsWhether Solana could end up becoming an Ethereum layer 2 using Celestia for data availability The proposal to extend the functionality of Celestia without smart contracts in the base layer Thank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network | PolkadotGuests | Nick White, COO at Celestia LabsPrevious appearances on Unchained: Three Crypto Pioneers on Crypto’s Monolithic vs. Modular DebateMustafa Al-Bassam, cofounder and CEO at Celestia LabsLinks | Modular vs. MonolithicAlchemy: Modular vs. Monolithic BlockchainsVisa: Monolithic vs. modular blockchainChris Burniske’s tMonolithic vs. modular blockchain | Visaweet on modular vs monolithic“The horrific inefficiencies of monolithic blockchains” by polynyaBlockworks: A spicy salvo launched in the monolithic vs modular debateUnchained: What Is the Blockchain Trilemma?CelestiaCelestia’s explanation of modular blockchainsData availabilityData availability samplingAn introduction to sovereign rollups-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/24·1h 9m

FIRST MOVER: Why Crypto Hacks Are Increasing in 2024; Major Ethereum Stories to Watch

"First Mover" host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the latest news in the crypto industry. And, a conversation with TRM Labs Head of Legal and Government Affairs Ari Redbord on crypto hacks in 2024.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.TRM Labs Head of Legal and Government Affairs Ari Redbord joins "First Mover" with an analysis on the rising crypto hacks and exploits in 2024. Plus, CoinDesk's Jennifer Sanasie breaks down three major Ethereum ecosystem stories to watch, including insights on the network's next major upgrade.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “First Mover” is produced by Jennifer Sanasie and Melissa Montañez and edited by Victor Chen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/24·13m 20s

GEN C: The Creator Is the Product, With Shopify’s Head of Brand Jess Williams

Jess Williams, head of brand at Shopify, joins “Gen C” to share how they're leveraging creators and gaming for commerce.We’re joined by Jess Williams, head of brand at Shopify, to discuss the brand's work with creators and influencers as the next generation of entrepreneurs, their investment in women's sports sponsorships and their use of platforms like TikTok and gaming for commerce opportunities. Williams also provides insights on marketing trends like leveraging creators for ads and driving commerce through immersive experiences.Links mentioned from the podcast: Disney Tries Again To Get Game Business Right With Epic, Fortnite DealCoinbase’s bouncing QR code Super Bowl ad was so popular it crashed the appJess on TwitterShopify WebsiteWatch this episode on video:YouTubeCoinDeskFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code GENC15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong, with additional production assistance from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/24·41m 50s

THE MINING POD: Takeover | The Return of the GigaChad

In our final TAKEOVER episode, Marc Fresa of Vnish and Taylor Monnig of Cleanspark dig into Chad Everett Harris’ Bitcoin genesis, his time at Riot Platform’s and H3 Data Solutions, his new venture.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.The return of the GigaChad! In our final TAKEOVER episode, guest hosts Marc Fresa of Vnish and Taylor Monnig of Cleanspark dig into Chad Everett Harris’ Bitcoin genesis, his time at Riot Platform’s and H3 Data Solutions, his new venture.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/24·1h 11m

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Why the World Runs on Commodities, With Noelle Acheson

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Noelle Acheson, author of the "Crypto Is Macro Now" newsletter and former host of "Markets Daily."To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie is joined by Noelle Acheson, author of the "Crypto Is Macro Now" newsletter. The pair discuss the macro conditions amplifying and damping crypto, including the delayed potential for U.S. rate cuts, government spending and fiat "money printing" and where commodities are outpacing currencies on a global scale.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/24·11m 34s

UNCHAINED: Is the Short Team Lockup for STRK ‘Misaligned’? No, Says Starkware CEO

Starknet community members were not happy about many of the details of who was eligible to receive tokens.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Starknet made news this week for announcing what will be the largest initial airdrop by number of eligible addresses ever. But it faced heavy criticism online for many of the details of the airdrop, from the fact that Ethereum solo takers received almost 22% of the distribution to eligibility requirements that users held at least 0.005 ETH in their wallets as of Nov. 15, 2023 to the fact that the token generation event took place almost two years before the unlock date.Starkware CEO Eli Ben-Sasson joined Unchained to respond to the multiple critiques of the airdrop and discuss why he and the Starknet Foundation decided on the details that they did.  Show highlights:What the airdrop criteria was and why they decided to make it that wayWhy they allocated so much $STRK to Ethereum solo stakersEli’s response to the criticism about how little Starknet network participants got in the airdropWhy the STRK Token Generation Event (TGE) was done in 2022, only to be airdropped two years laterWhy Eli believes that even if the unlock of tokens is in two months, it does not indicate misalignment of incentivesWhether Eli will sell his tokens when they become unvestedThank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  |  iTrustCapital  |  PolkadotGuest | Eli Ben-Sasson, CEO of StarkwareLinks | Recent coverage of Unchained on airdrops: Jupiter Founder Meow to Critics of JUP Airdrop: ‘Give Me a Break’Unchained: Starknet’s Airdrop Plan Sparks Some Praise but Also OutrageStarknet’s First Token Distribution Will Be Available to Nearly 1.3 Million AddressesThe Defiant: Starknet Faces Backlash Over Airdrop and Team UnlocksLoomdart’s tweet on the TGELearn more:Do You Have to Pay Taxes on a Crypto Airdrop?What Is a Crypto Airdrop? A Beginner's Guide -Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/02/24·42m 7s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Markets Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Subsets of the CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) are investible CoinDesk Crypto Sectors and the CoinDesk 20 Index, designed to measure the performance of the top digital assets. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager at CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Mick Roche, senior trader at Zodia Markets. For more on CoinDesk Indices, visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/02/24·4m 46s

THE MINING POD: Justin Sun Has Bitcoin Ambitions

Charlie, Matt and Will go through this week’s most important Bitcoin headlines, including the 8% difficulty adjustment, Coinmint’s $14 million payout and Justin Sun’s Bitcoin ambitions.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Catch up on this week’s Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining news! Charlie, Matt and Will go through this week’s most important Bitcoin headlines, including the 8% difficulty adjustment, Coinmint’s $14 million payout to ASIC manufacturer Katena and Justin Sun’s Bitcoin ambitions.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/02/24·20m 18s

THE PROTOCOL: The Trio of Crypto Trends |Is It a Meme or Is It Hype? Ethereum Tokens, a Bitcoin Code Resurgence and Airdrop Fever

The hosts dissect three key topics: the inception of DN 404 tokens on Ethereum, the resurgence of the OP_CAT function in Bitcoin, and the ongoing airdrop season in the crypto sphere, delving into the implications and controversies surrounding these developments.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk,  explore the following stories:Developers on the Ethereum platform introduce 'DN-404' tokens.The new token type claims to solve some of the drawbacks with ERC-404s, an experimental standard that launched last week – to such popularity that it's already driven up congestion on the Ethereum blockchain.The 'OP_CAT' function from the Satoshi-era Bitcoin code is being revived amidst a surge in development enthusiasm.Developers Ethan Heilman and Armin Sabouri view OP_CAT as a simple opcode that offers some of the general-purpose functionality currently missing in BitcoinThe Eigenlayer TVL experiences a significant spike due to a suspected airdrop.Capital locked on restaking protocols is now at $10 billion, in December it was just $350 million.Takeaways | ERC-404 tokens on Ethereum allow for the fractionalization of NFTs, enabling greater liquidity and trading opportunities.The revival of the Opcat function in Bitcoin's development could open up new possibilities for building on the network.Airdrop season is in full swing, with various projects distributing tokens to reward users and incentivize participation in their ecosystems.Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER EPISODE LINKS |  Ethereum Developers Create 'DN-404' Tokens After ERC-404s Send Network Fees SurgingWhat Is ERC-404? The Experimental Standard Whose First Token Has Rocketed 12000% in One WeekSatoshi-Era Bitcoin Function 'OP_CAT' Dusted Off as Development Fervor Grows Starknet Blockchain Plans Much-Awaited Airdrop of New STRK Tokens Next WeekEigenLayer's Cap Lift Prompts $4B Inflow as ETH Restaking Heats Up Wormhole airdrop: Wormhole (W) Tokenomics -From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/24·29m 17s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Continues to Rally Despite Mixed Macro Signals, With Bret Kenwell of eToro

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Bret Kenwell, U.S. investment analyst at eToro.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie is joined by Bret Kenwell, U.S. investment analyst at eToro, to discuss conflicting January inflation data, pain points for retail investors and stocks to watch.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Helene Braun. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/24·10m 34s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | 'This Bull Market Might Last Another 12 to 18 Months,' Says Matrixport's Markus Thielen

The latest price moves and insights with CoinDesk Markets Reporter Helene Braun and guest Markus Thielen, head of research at Matrixport.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," CoinDesk Markets Reporter Helene Braun fills in for host Jennifer Sanasie and speaks with Markus Thielen, head of research at Matrixport. Thielen highlights the bull case for both bitcoin and ether, overvaluation of MicroStrategy stock and Matrixport's year-end price predictions.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Helene Braun. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/24·14m 30s

UNCHAINED: How Decentralized Social Network Farcaster Hopes to Eventually Get to One Billion Users

Dan Romero, the co-founder of the decentralized social media network, discusses why Frames has become so popular, the central ideas behind Farcaster, and what’s in store for Farcaster’s future. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.In the two weeks since Farcaster introduced its Frames feature that allows developers to easily add mini apps to users’ posts, the decentralized social network has become the talk of Twitter, now X, and increased its user base by ten times, according to co-founder Dan Romero. Romero joins Unchained to discuss why Frames has become so popular, the philosophy behind Farcaster and its client Warpcast, why the crypto component behind Farcaster is being kept to a minimum, how Apple’s new Vision Pro could lead to the creation of a 3D social network on Farcaster, how he and his fellow co-founder’s background at Coinbase helped shape their decisions about building Farcaster, and his vision for eventually getting Farcaster to a billion-plus users. Show highlights:What Farcaster is and what problems it’s trying to solveHow and why Farcaster uses blockchain technology in the background How you can use ENS (Ethereum Name Services) for your handles on FarcasterHow the recovery of accounts works on Farcaster and what the security implications areWhat Frames is and why it’s significant for developers and creatorsWhat’s controlled by the protocol vs. the client What Dan imagines could be built with the new Apple Vision ProWhether there’s potential for better economics and ways to monetize content in FarcasterWhy Farcaster is on Optimism, an Ethereum Layer 2, and whether it could be moved to another networkHow they are working to build a more decentralized networkWhat the future of Farcaster and Frames could look likeHow Dan’s background at Coinbase shaped the way in which he decided to build FarcasterWhat the strategy is for scaling the platform to the numbers more associated with Web2 social mediaThank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  |  PolkadotGuest | Dan Romero, Co-founder of FarcasterCoinbase’s Pragmatic Crypto Culture by Dan RomeroLinks | Unchained: Bounties to Build Frames on Farcaster Are Growing RapidlyFarcaster's User Base Skyrockets Nearly 500% After Frames LaunchWhat Is SocialFi? A Beginner’s GuideThe Chopping Block: Is Farcaster the Web3 Social Layer?Dan’s ideas for FarcasterFarcaster architecture | ArchitectureOnchain password reset mechanismWhy Farcaster Frames are importantThe layers of FarcasterFarcaster charges “rent”-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/24·1h 30m

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Layer 2s Are an Ascendant Narrative for Crypto, Says Alex Thorn

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Alex Thorn, head of research at Galaxy.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Galaxy Head of Research Alex Thorn about bitcoin's bump above $50k, spot bitcoin ETF inflows and where layer 2s built on bitcoin might surpass those on Ethereum.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/02/24·15m 33s

THE MINING POD: BitDigital’s AI Play With Sam Tabar

Sam Tabar, CEO of BitDigital, joins the show to discuss the bitcoin miner’s strategy, its AI investments and how he thinks of the upcoming halving.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Will is joined by Sam Tabar, CEO of BitDigital, to discuss the Bitcoin miner’s focus on AI, its asset-light mining strategy and how Sam is thinking about mining post-halving.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/02/24·29m 22s

GEN C: Digital Art and Cultural Acceptance With MoMA's Madeleine Pierpont

Madeleine Pierpont of The Museum of Modern Art shares how the renowned museum is embracing digital art and bringing awareness of the medium to its visitors.In this week’s episode, Madeleine Pierpont from MoMA discusses the museum's initiatives around digital art, exhibiting Refik Anadol’s NFT art physically, launching the Postcard project for collaborative blockchain art creation and their goal of bridging the gap between the traditional art world and Web3. We also discuss the role of museums today, challenges around art financialization and the future of AI art.Links mentioned from the podcast: Apple Vision Pro review: The infinite desktopEmployee loses $25M of firm’s funds after call with deepfake colleaguesFarcaster's Dan Romero Explains How 'Frames' Did What X (Twitter) Doesn'tWatch this episode on video:YouTubeCoinDeskFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code GENC15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong, with additional production assistance from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/02/24·45m 57s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | What's Behind Bitcoin's Weekend Rally? With Victoria Bills

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Victoria Bills, chief investment strategist at Banríon Capital.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Victoria Bills, chief investment strategist at Banríon Capital, about expectations for Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, probability of a spot ether ETF and top tech stocks.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/02/24·10m 25s

UNCHAINED: Why One Solana Builder Is Still Optimistic About the Network

Lucas Bruder, the CEO of Jito Labs, which builds infrastructure for Solana, says despite the outages, the blockchain still has a lot going for it. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.On Tuesday, Solana suffered a network outage, just shy of a year since its last shutdown. The blockchain had to quickly get a new version out and notify its validators to upgrade to it and restart their systems before blocks could be produced again, resulting in downtime of roughly five hours. This was previously something that had happened regularly to the blockchain but seemed to have been largely addressed over the past year.Lucas the CEO of Jito Labs, which builds infrastructure for Solana and staged a highly successful airdrop last year that helped rejuvenate the blockchain, joined Unchained to discuss what caused the outage, whether it’s something that builders on Solana should be concerned about for the future, recent improvements Solana has made to its technology, whether the implementation of Firedancer would have prevented this incident, and the promise of the Solana phone. Show highlights | What caused the Solana blockchain’s outage this weekWhether Solana needs to have better quality control Whether the halt of the network affects the builders in the spaceWhat recent developments in the infrastructure surrounding Solana give Lucas confidence in the networkWhether the Firedancer client that’s now in development would have prevented this week’s outageThe promise of the Solana phoneWhether the network going down presents a setback for the Solana community in terms of recognition and momentumWhether financial companies will consider using Solana if these issues keep occurringThank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  | iTrustCapital  | PolkadotGuest |  Lucas Bruder, CEO of Jito LabsLinks:Recent coverage of Unchained on Solana:Jupiter Founder Meow to Critics of JUP Airdrop: ‘Give Me a Break’Three Crypto Pioneers on Crypto’s Monolithic vs. Modular DebateAnatoly Yakovenko on Solana’s Astounding Recovery and Its Future PlansOutage:Unchained: Solana Back Online Again After Suffering 5-Hour OutageMatthew Sigel’s explanation for why the outage happenedMert’s tweet on how Solana prioritizes security over livenessCoinDesk: Can We All Stop Pretending That Solana Is in Beta?-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/24·32m 52s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Markets Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Subsets of the CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) are investible CoinDesk Crypto Sectors and the CoinDesk 20 Index, designed to measure the performance of the top digital assets. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager at CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Eric Ervin, CEO of Onramp Invest. For more on CoinDesk Indices, visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/24·4m 32s

THE MINING POD: Are the Feds Coming After Bitcoin Miners?

Charlie, Matt and Will talk about bitcoin mining news this week, including price, Hut 8’s leadership change, the EIA seeking energy data and French Montana shilling his latest Bitcoin NFT.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Charlie, Matt and Will talk about bitcoin mining news this week. We go over bitcoin’s price rebounding from ETF outflows, Hut 8’s new CEO, the Federal government seeking energy information on Bitcoin miners and rapper French Montana shilling his Quantum Cat.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/24·25m 25s

THE PROTOCOL: Tests, Restaking, and Upgrades | How Is the Blockchain Ecosystem Shaping Up?

Special Guest Host Nebojsa Urosevic, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Tenderly, joins us to share insights on Ethereum's development process and future.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, explore the following stories:The Solana Blockchain Freeze Solana, the low-latency blockchain that's seen an explosion in activity in recent months, experienced an approximately five-hour outage on Tuesday.Eigenlayer Lifts Staking Cap, Soars Past $3B The temporary lift comes as restaking on Ethereum is booming despite warnings from developers that it might strain the network.Taproot Wizards NFT Project Sells OUTAll 3,000 of the "Quantum Cats" digital images were claimed by the end of Monday's public mint, selling for a fixed price of 0.1 BTC ($4,265) each – despite severe technical issues that had delayed the process by a full week.PROTOCOL VILLAGE INTERVIEW SEGMENT  Final ‘Holesky’ TestnetThe test simulated “proto-danksharding,” a technical feature aimed at reducing the cost of transactions for rollups as well as making data availability cheaper.Guest: Nebojsa Urosevic is Co-Founder and SVP of R&D at Tenderly -A full-stack infrastructure solutions provider, powering Web3 developer teams with the essential tools and services throughout their development journeys. As a former software engineer for almost a decade, with experience in building, scaling and maintaining large-scale distribution cloud systems, Nebojsa is now responsible for the development and maintenance of a custom scalable Ethereum Virtual Machine that has the ability to reverse engineer transaction execution and perform various simulations in real-time.Takeaways | The recent Solana outage highlights the challenges of scaling blockchain networks and the need for continuous infrastructure improvement.The Eigen Layer restaking protocol offers a new way to earn rewards and secure other protocols, but there are still risks and uncertainties associated with it.The DenKun upgrade and Proto-Dang Sharding are important steps towards improving scalability and reducing costs on the Ethereum network.The development of layer 2 solutions and the competition among them will play a crucial role in the future of Ethereum and blockchain technology.Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER EPISODE LINKS |  Solana Back Up Following Major 5-Hour Outage EigenLayer Lifts Staking Cap, TVL Soars Past $3B Bitcoin NFT Project Taproot Wizards Sells Out First Collection, Raking in $13M Ethereum's Dencun Upgrade Reaches Final ‘Holesky’ Testnet, Starting Countdown to Data 'Blobs'Tenderly From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/02/24·36m 30s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | BTC Breaks $45k; Don't Brush Off the Long-Term Importance of Bitcoin ETFs, Ric Edelman Explains

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Ric Edelman, founder of Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Ric Edelman, founder of Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals as he explains why it's going to take time for asset managers to get their clients set up with the spot bitcoin ETFs – but once they do, the market will skyrocket.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/02/24·14m 6s

MONEY REIMAGINED: Tim Draper | Is Bitcoin a Transformational Economy?

Bitcoin’s potential to revolutionize the global economy through financial inclusivity and enhanced efficiency lies in its technology and the innovations that can be built on top of the blockchain.This episode is sponsored by Consensus 2024 Now Available for pre-order | Michael Casey’s New Book with Frank H. McCourt, their forthcoming book:  Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital AgeIn this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," hosts Michael Casey and  Sheila Warren are joined by Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist and Founder at Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University. The discussion delves into Bitcoin's evolution, its interactions with L1s and L2s, and analyzes the ramifications of spot ETF approval on Bitcoin's rebellious ethos.  How does Bitcoin contribute to global wealth creation, and what is its potential to revolutionize the world economy, with a focus on user experience and upcoming innovations on the Bitcoin blockchain?Takeaways | Bitcoin's evolution goes beyond investment opportunities and explores its potential as a transformational economy.The spot ETF approval validates Bitcoin's presence in the traditional financial system but also raises concerns about its rebellious ethos.Bitcoin has the potential to create global wealth by providing liquidity and enabling participation in the world economy.The future of Bitcoin lies in its technology and the innovations that can be built on top of the blockchain.The age of AI will bring new challenges and opportunities, and Bitcoin can play a role in creating a depoliticized and decentralized form of money.Links | Why Tim Draper Is Still Bullish on Bitcoin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GFZI5dq88EA recent book that he launched:Amazon.com: How to be The Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs eBook : Draper, Tim: Kindle Store The World Economic Forum  CoinDesk.com-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences.  Take 15% off registration with the code MRP15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/02/24·41m 1s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | 'The Trend Is Your Friend … Until It Ends,' Says Katie Stockton

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Katie Stockton, founder and managing partner of Fairlead Strategies.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Katie Stockton, founder and managing partner of Fairlead Strategies, as she breaks down the models and charts she's watching this week, meaningful changes to the bitcoin versus ether ratio and updates on altcoin market moves.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/02/24·14m 14s

UNCHAINED: 2 Lawyers on How the U.S. Can Finally Regulate DeFi

The co-authors of a new paper discuss how to block illicit activity without turning neutral software into financial institutions. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Trying to regulate DeFi is a huge challenge because in a truly decentralized system, there should be no centralized actors to make and enforce rules for. This could make combating illicit finance challenging since traditionally, regulation has been targeted at centralized intermediaries. Yet Rebecca Rettig, Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Polygon Labs; Michael Mosier, the co-founder of boutique law firm Arktouros; and Katja Gilman, senior lead for public policy at Polygon Labs, published a paper last week that proposes to do just that. Rettig and Mosier join Unchained to discuss what prompted them to write the paper, what the difference is between "onchain CeFi" and "genuine DeFi," how targeting high-risk wallets can be one part of the solution, how critical communications transmitters (CCTs) are another piece of the puzzle, and what next steps they are pursuing. Show highlights | The motivations behind their paper and Michael and Rebecca’s legal backgroundsWhy Michael views the Bank Secrecy Act as outdated in the context of DeFiHow critical KYC and AML compliance is for the integrity of DeFiWhat Rebecca identifies as the principal risks in the DeFi sectorWhy their proposal target the protocol layer for effective DeFi regulationHow "onchain CeFi" differs fundamentally from "genuine DeFi"Whether a decentralized protocol can be effectively regulated when controlled by a DAOHow if DeFi were to be classified as critical infrastructure by the Cyber and Information Security Agency (CISA), it would impact the sectorWhether the critical components of blockchain networks, such as RPCs, can be regulated effectivelyHow categorizing wallets based on risk can be one part of the solution to fighting illicit financeWhy Rebecca considers Tornado Cash a prime example of “genuine DeFi”What steps Rebecca and Michael plan to take next following the publication of their paperThank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  |  Polkadot-Guests | Rebecca Rettig, Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Polygon LabsPrevious appearances on Unchained:Just a Coincidence? Coinbase and Polygon Lawyers See Bad Omens in SEC CrackdownKik’s Surprising Move in Its Lawsuit With the SECMichael Mosier, cofounder of Arktouros PLLCLinks | Previous coverage of Unchained on the topic: Could the Bank Secrecy Act Harm Crypto? Coin Center Thinks So Full paper: Genuine DeFi as Critical Infrastructure: A Conceptual Framework for Combating Illicit Finance Activity in Decentralized FinanceRebecca’s threadCoin Center: Broad, Ambiguous, or Delegated: Constitutional Infirmities of the Bank Secrecy ActTornado CashUnchained: Given the Sanctions on Tornado Cash, Is Ethereum Censorship Resistant?Illicit funds in crypto:Unchained: How Much Money Are Terrorists Actually Raising in Crypto?Rebecca Rettig, Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Polygon LabsMichael Mosier, Cofounder of Arktouros PLLC-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/02/24·1h 1m

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | The Real Worth of Real World Assets, With Anthony Moro

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Anthony Moro, CEO of Provenance Blockchain Foundation.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Anthony Moro, CEO of Provenance Blockchain Foundation, about the performance of recently launched spot bitcoin ETFs compared to the introduction of gold ETFs and the practical use of real world assets for traders and institutions.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/24·10m 54s

THE MINING POD: The Celsius Mining Scoop With ChazzonKe

Celsius Mining recently completed its Chapter 11 restructuring and is now managed by Hut 8. Are creditors getting a good deal?Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Celsius Mining was one of the only truly functional parts of Celsius, a defunct lending firm that went belly up in mid-2022. The mining firm recently transitioned to its own entity, Ionic, and is working with Hut 8 to run its mining assets. But did creditors get a good deal? We brought on citizen journalist and long time skeptic ‘ChazzonKe’ to learn more.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/24·1h 3m

GEN C: Verifying Truth in the Age of Misinformation, With Melody Hildebrandt of FOX

Melody Hildebrandt, CTO of FOX, joins the pod to discuss how AI and other emerging technologies are impacting and changing the media industry.In this episode of "Gen C," Avery and Sam explore the changing dynamics of the media industry and the impact of technology on media consumption and production. They discuss with this week’s guest, Melody Hildebrandt, CTO of FOX, the potential implications of AI in the newsroom, the importance of verifying content in the age of disinformation and how blockchain could revolutionize content financing and distribution.Links mentioned from the podcast: Gen C on YouTubeL.A. Times to lay off at least 115 people in the newsroomMelody on TwitterVerify WebsiteFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code GENC15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong, with additional production assistance from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/02/24·43m 29s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | A New Wave of Upside Potential Unlocks for BTC at $44k, Says Julius de Kempenaer

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Julius de Kempenaer, senior technical analyst at StockCharts.com.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie chats with Julius de Kempenaer, senior technical analyst at StockCharts.com, about crypto market structure, altcoin performance, and his near-term performance outlook for bitcoin.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/02/24·11m 2s

UNCHAINED: Jupiter Founder Meow to Critics of JUP Airdrop: ‘Give Me a Break’

Meow responded to those who said that Jupiter unfairly enriched itself in the airdrop at the expense of the protocol’s community. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.While Solana DeFi protocol Jupiter staged what was by most measures a very successful airdrop launch on Wednesday, achieving a market cap of close to $800 million, the company’s critics pointed out numerous ways the company seemed to unfairly enrich itself in the process. While Jupiter’s founder, who goes by the pseudonym Meow, acknowledges he might have done some things differently, he finds the criticisms of the launch mostly based on “bad faith” and misinformation.  Meow joined Unchained to discuss the thinking behind the launch mechanics of JUP, how the prior launch of memecoin WEN served as a dry run for JUP, whether the aggressive pricing strategy of JUP was a mistake, and what he hopes to achieve with Jupiter next, including the possibility of enabling companies of all kinds to list themselves publicly on chain. Show highlights:What Jupiter is and how it extends its functionality beyond mere token swappingWhat users are primarily utilizing the dollar-cost-average feature of Jupiter forMeow’s background in crypto and how he ended up in the Solana ecosystemWhy a launchpad seemed the ideal choice for Jupiter's token launchWhat prompted the decision to release WEN, a memecoin, before launching JUPMeow's response to criticisms regarding the launchpad's mechanicsWhether the aggressive pricing strategy for Jupiter was a misstepHow Meow feels about being targeted for criticismWhat's on the horizon for Jupiter as a platform following the airdropThank you to our sponsors! Popcorn Network iTrustCapitalGuest |   Meow, cofounder of JupiterLinks | Unchained: Pro-Ethereum Crowd Slams Solana-based Jupiter Airdrop as ‘Absolute Trash’Jupiter Traders Claim Whopping 545 Million JUP Tokens in First 8 Hours of AirdropJupiter’s Airdropped Token JUP Debuts at a $878 Million Market CapBreakpoint 2023 Meow conferenceThe Block: Solana DEX aggregator Jupiter confirms token release date-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC. Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/24·46m 14s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Markets Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Subsets of the CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) are investible CoinDesk Crypto Sectors and the CoinDesk 20 Index, designed to measure the performance of the top digital assets. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager at CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Connor Farley, CEO and co-founder of Truvius. For more on CoinDesk Indices, visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/24·5m 1s

THE MINING POD: Enter Swan Mining, With Rapha Zagury

Swan launched a large mining company out of stealth. The question is … how?Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Bitcoin financial services company announced its 4.5 EH/s Bitcoin mining operation the other week, turning heads across the Bitcoin ecosystem. Why is a financial services company getting into Bitcoin mining and how did they do it so sneakily? We find out with Rapha Zagury, CIO of Swan and head of Swan Mining.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/24·1h 2m

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Corrects After Federal Reserve Indicates Rate Cuts May Take Time, With Kaiko's Dessislava Aubert

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Dessislava Aubert, senior research analyst at Kaiko.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Dessislava Aubert, senior research analyst at Kaiko, about how markets reacted to yesterday's FOMC meeting rates decision.-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Take 15% off registration with the code MD15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com.-This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/02/24·10m 54s

THE PROTOCOL: ‘Protocol Councils’ Can the Blockchain Ecosystem Trust These People?

Joining us, Riad Wahby, Co-founder and CEO of Cubist, delves into the risks of restaking, potential contagion effects on blockchain security, and the essential questions that the blockchain ecosystem must address.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, explore the following stories:TOPICS | Lido DAO Endorses Rivals LayerZero launched a Lido stETH bridge last October without asking for Lido DAO's permission. The community responded this week by endorsing a pair of its biggest competitors."Blockchain protocols frequently pride themselves on their "permissionlessness" – the idea that anyone, anywhere can build on top of a protocol without asking for explicit approval. But in practice, it is sometimes wiser to ask for permission."Blockchains and DecentralizationThe goal of these "protocol councils,” sometimes called “security councils,” is to nudge these nascent networks toward increasing decentralization, by gradually removing them from under the control of their original developers. How are they different from boards of directors?PROTOCOL VILLAGE INTERVIEW SEGMENT  Guest: Riad Wahby Riad Wahby is the co-founder and CEO of Cubist, a developer of hardware-backed, non-custodial key storage and signing infrastructure that enables companies to protect staking keys and secure withdrawals.Takeaways | Keys are fundamental in blockchain interactions and require careful management to ensure security.Restaking introduces risks and potential contagion effects that can impact the security of the underlying blockchain.The restaking ecosystem offers opportunities for innovation and collaboration, but reputation and risk assessment are crucial for making informed decisions.Building systems that can withstand non-compliant users and incentivize responsible behavior is essential for the long-term success of blockchain networks.There is continued interest in blockchain and crypto among students, with a focus on computer security, cryptography, and the intersection of blockchain and AI.Balancing entrepreneurship and academia requires efficient time management and leveraging the support of graduate students and teaching assistants.Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER EPISODE LINKS |  Lido DAO Rebukes LayerZero by Endorsing Rivals Wormhole, Axelar for Crypto BridgeAs Blockchains Push Toward Decentralization, These People Serve as Ultimate Guardians Riad S. Wahby Riad S. Wahby - Google Scholar Cubist Cubist Launches Bank-Grade Ethereum Key Management Service -From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/02/24·38m 56s

MONEY REIMAGINED: The Interplay of Web3 and AI, Emphasizing Data Empowerment and Self-Sovereignty With Hub Cultures’ Stan Stalnaker

The conversations at Davos underscored the growing relevance of Web3 and AI in the crypto community, emphasizing their potential to empower individuals, challenge existing power structures, and facilitate decentralized networks by spreading data control.This episode is sponsored by Consensus 2024 Also Now Available for pre-order | Michael Casey’s New Book with Frank H. McCourt, their forthcoming book:  Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital Age-In this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," hosts Michael Casey and  Sheila Warren discuss the conversations around Web3 and AI that took place at Davos. In particular, a conversation Michael had at Davos2024  with Stan Stalnaker the founding director of Hub Culture and a noted expert on the impact of social globalization on Web3 application to AI. They highlight the shift in discussions and the increasing relevance of these topics in the crypto community. The conversation emphasizes the interconnection of Web3 and AI and the need to address data ownership and self-sovereignty. They also explore the role of Europe in data regulation and the potential of Web3 to empower individuals and challenge existing power structures. The episode concludes with a call to action for listeners to engage in the conversation and advocate for data empowerment.Takeaways | The conversations at Davos highlighted the intersection of Web3 and AI and the increasing relevance of these topics in the crypto community.Data ownership and self-sovereignty are crucial in the Web3 ecosystem, and the conversation emphasized the need to address these issues.Europe plays a significant role in data regulation, and GDPR has paved the way for discussions on data empowerment.Web3 has the potential to empower individuals and challenge existing power structures by spreading data control and enabling decentralized networks.Links | How AI and DePIN Will Change Web3 Making Sense of Web3’s Burgeoning AI Ecosystem Hub Culture The World Economic Forum  CoinDesk.com-Consensus is where experts convene to talk about the ideas shaping our digital future. Join developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers and more in Austin, Texas from May 29-31. The tenth annual Consensus is curated by CoinDesk to feature the industry’s most sought-after speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and unforgettable experiences.  Take 15% off registration with the code MRP15. Register now at consensus.coindesk.com-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/01/24·42m 52s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Why Leaving ETH Out of Your Portfolio 'Represents Real Career Risk,' Says Coinbase Institutional Head of Research David Duong

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest David Duong, head of research at Coinbase Institutional.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Coinbase Institutional Head of Research David Duong joins host Jennifer Sansie to discuss macro factors, why March will be a big month for crypto market movements and why ether is an essential part of a 2024 crypto portfolio allocation.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/01/24·16m 8s

UNCHAINED: A16z Crypto’s Chris Dixon on How Blockchains Can Save the Internet

The well-known venture capitalist has published a book, Read Write Own, about how the concentration of power into the hands of a few Internet behemoths is bad for entrepreneurs and society at large. Sign up for our free newsletter here!Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Chris Dixon, founder and managing partner of a16z crypto, believes the Internet’s early ideals of democratization and community ownership have been subverted by the consolidation of power into just a few small companies like Facebook and Google. He’s written a new book called Read Write Own in which he writes about this phenomenon and argues that blockchain technology can help reverse the trend by providing an environment in which developers and entrepreneurs can once again build direct relationships with their audiences. Dixon joins Unchained to discuss criticisms of crypto VC firms, how he feels now about a16z’s previous investment in Facebook, how crypto has become overly politicized in the U.S., why Facebook’s Libra project was ultimately shut down, the significant promise of restaking and EigenLayer in particular, and why he believes that creator royalties are essential for the NFT market.  Show highlights | What inspired Chris to write his new book and why he thinks the crypto industry is misunderstoodWhat the current problems of the Internet are and how do just a few companies control most of the revenueHow Chris explains the concept of blockchains to the laymanThe importance of property rights in the real world and how blockchains make this betterHow Chris responds to the criticism that venture capital firms “dump on retail” and  what a proper allocation of tokens to VCs isWhat the best designs are to achieve good governance in decentralized networksHow the crypto industry has become politicized in the U.S. What Chris thinks about a16z’s investment in FacebookWhy Facebook’s Libra project was shut down and his takeaways from the ventureWhat lessons did Chris learn from the 2022 crypto debacle, with the collapse of FTX, Terra, Celsius, 3AC, etc?Where Chris sits in the debate about modular vs. monolithic networksHow restaking and EigenLayer could “unlock a bunch of new design possibilities,” according to ChrisThe role of open source software in driving a better environment and better projectsHow decentralized social networks could attract new levels of adoption Whether creator royalties are necessary and why Chris believes that they are “non-negotiable”Thank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn NetworkGuest | Chris Dixon, founder and managing partner of a16z crypto, author of Read Write OwnPrevious appearance on Unchained: Chris Dixon on How Trust Is the Best LegoLinks | TokenomicsUnchained: What Is Tokenomics? A Beginner's GuideVenture CapitalUnchained: Does Venture Capital Investment Violate the Ethos of Crypto? Sequoia Says NoModular vs. monolithicUnchained: Three Crypto Pioneers on Crypto’s Monolithic vs. Modular DebateWhat Are Modular Blockchains? A Beginner's GuideRestakingUnchained: Do You Need to Think Twice Before Restaking Your Assets? What Is Ethereum Restaking? A Beginner's GuideRoyaltiesUnchained: Are NFT Royalties the Way? How to Build a Sustainable Creator EconomyThe Chopping Block: Two on Two Debate: NFT Royalty Throwdown!The 2022 debacleUnchained: Collapses, Bankruptcies, and Fraud: How 2022 Became the Year of Crypto CarnageSocialFiUnchained: What Is SocialFi? A Beginner’s GuideCrypto & AIUnchained: When AI and Blockchain Meet, How Can Each Technology Benefit?The Chopping Block: Why AI Will Change the Course of History in CryptoUnchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/01/24·1h 21m

GEN C: Driving Into the Metaverse With Pia Schörner of BMW

BMW’s Head of Digital Experiential Content, Gaming and the BMW Metaverse shares insights on creating authentic brand experiences in virtual worlds and building relationships with the next generation of drivers.In this episode of “Gen C,” Avery and Sam chat with BMW’s Head of Digital Experiential Content, Gaming and the BMW Metaverse Pia Schörner about the automaker's forward-thinking approach to engaging younger audiences through gaming, the metaverse and emerging technologies like VR and AI. With 17 years driving innovation at BMW, Schörner provides an inside look at everything from the company's presence on Fortnite to its perspectives on digital ownership and the future of driving.Links mentioned from the podcast: Just Us: Kith Announces Loyalty Program With Exclusive Sneaker CollaborationsFake Joe Biden robocall tells New Hampshire Democrats not to vote Tuesday‘Palworld’ video game ignites furor as it becomes an overnight sensationBMW Group on TwitterFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong, with additional production assistance from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/24·44m 29s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Why Traders Should Watch Private Financing and M&A, With Elliot Chun

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Elliot Chun, partner at Architect Partners.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Elliot Chun, partner at Architect Partners, about tomorrow's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and the most important mergers and acquisitions in crypto.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/24·11m 43s

THE MINING POD: Is Mining Bitcoin Actually Good in Texas? With Tom Masiero

Tom Masiero of Standard Bitcoin joins the show to discuss mining bitcoin in the Southeast of the United States, Ordinals and why bitcoin mining might be destabilizing the Texas grid in the long term.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Texas is Bitcoin country, right? Over two gigawatts of energy is now mining bitcoin in Texas, but it might be bad for the long term stability of the Texas energy grid. Tom Masiero of Standard Bitcoin walks us through why, in addition to insights on mining bitcoin in the Tennessee Valley.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/24·44m 3s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | 'Wall Street Doesn't Understand Coinbase's Business Model,' Says Bitwise's Ryan Rasmussen

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Ryan Rasmussen, crypto research analyst at Bitwise.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today on "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Bitwise Crypto Research Analyst Ryan Rasmussen on the wide scope of assets Bitwise is watching across the crypto ecosystem, including layer 2s, crypto equities and bitcoin mining.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/01/24·13m 57s

UNCHAINED: The Black Swan Event That Could Cause a Fork in Ethereum (Again)

The huge risks of a bug occurring to an Ethereum “supermajority” execution client were laid bare this week. Sign up for our free newsletter here!Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.This week a major potential risk to Ethereum was highlighted by a bug that surfaced in Nethermind, a minority execution client. While the bug was fixed quickly, it raised the question of what would happen to the blockchain if Geth, which is used by more than two-thirds of validators and so is considered a “supermajority client,” had a bug. The situation could potentially result in a catastrophic fork of Ethereum. Ethereum developer Lefteris Karapetsas joined Unchained to discuss the different scenarios of what could happen, the potential impact of a supermajority client issue on staking services such as Lido, why he feels the incentive system is poorly designed, and what other solutions are out there to address the lack of client diversity. Show highlights | What a consensus issue is in Ethereum and what happened with Nethermind last weekendWhy it would be a big problem if a supermajority client had a bugThe potential impact on staking services such as LidoWhy Lefteris feels like he is reliving the historic Ethereum DAO hack all over againWhether the largest entities running nodes will start pursuing client diversityHow the data on the prevalence of specific Ethereum execution clients is not verifiable or programmatic, making it less transparent and difficult to analyzeWhy Lefteris believes that the incentive system is not designed to achieve client diversityWhether there are developments in the works to try to solve the lack of client diversity Thank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  | iTrustCapitalGuest  | Lefteris Karapetsas, Founder of RotkiappPrevious appearance on Unchained: Is Code Law? Should the Hacker Be Punished? The DAO Creators DisagreeLinks | Unchained: Most Ethereum Staking Pools Are Using Just One Execution Client, Potentially Increasing Risks to the NetworkThe Chopping Block: Data Availability & Why It’s ImportantCoinDesk: Bug That Took Down 8% of Ethereum's Validators Sparks Worries About Even Bigger OutageThe Defiant: Ethereum Software Client Centralization Sparks ConcernCrypto.news: Nethermind rolls out urgent fix for block processing bug in Ethereum clientLukasz Rosmej’s tweet that minority client Nethermind had a consensus issueLefteris’ tweet on a supermajority Ethereum client bug Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong’s tweet on what he’d do in a censorship resistance request scenarioRun the majority client at your own peril! by Dankrad Feist-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/24·37m 8s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Markets Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Subsets of the CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) are investible CoinDesk Crypto Sectors and the CoinDesk 20 Index, designed to measure the performance of the top digital assets. Today’s takeaways are provided by Pallavi Chintam and Max Good of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Kelly Ye, head of research at Decentral Park Capital. For more on CoinDesk Indices, visit: coindeskmarkets.com.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/24·4m 47s

THE MINING POD: Are You Ready for the Bitcoin Halving, Anon?

Will, Charlie and Matt talk about the Bitcoin mining halving, Swan getting into the mining game and Core Scientific exiting Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Will and crew go through the top stories in Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining, including data on the upcoming Bitcoin halving, Swan announcing its 4.5 EH/s mining operation and Core Scientific re-listing on the Nasdaq. Charlie also gives us an overview of what’s happening in the Ordinals ecosystem this week!Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/24·31m 35s

THE PROTOCOL: The Zuzalu Retreat, Million-Dollar Bitcoin Art, and Ethereum Diversity Dilemma

Grants are sparked by a retreat led by Vitalik Buterin, and creations akin to NFTs are minted on the Bitcoin blockchain, garnering attention at Sotheby's. Meanwhile, a glitch in Ethereum's Nethermind client software resulted in the removal of 8% of validators.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk,  explore the following stories:TOPICS | Zuzalu -  Vitalik Buterin-Led Retreat in MontenegroThe program aims to continue the "growth of the pop-up city movement" and "support technology-driven projects,” according to a post on Gitcoin.Genesis Cat NFT Sells for $254K in Sotheby's AuctionThe sale of the digital image from the Taproot Wizards project came as popularity surges for the NFT-like creations minted atop the Bitcoin blockchain's Ordinals protocol. All in, some 19 lots sold by Sotheby's raked in a combined $1.1 million.Ethereum outageThe lion's share of Ethereum's validators rely on the same piece of software to power their operations. According to some experts, this could be a big risk.EPISODE LINKS |  Zuzalu, Vitalik Buterin-Led Retreat in Montenegro, Inspires Grants for 'Zu-Villages' Bitcoin-Based Digital Art Image 'Genesis Cat' Sells for $254K in Sotheby's AuctionBug That Took Down 8% of Ethereum's Validators Sparks Worries About Even Bigger Outage Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/01/24·33m 4s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | The Geopolitical Perspective With NewEdge Wealth's Ben Emons

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Ben Emons, senior portfolio strategist at NewEdge Wealth.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today's "Markets Daily" begins with a minute of markets updates followed by an more macro-focused interview with host Jennifer Sanasie and Ben Emons, senior portfolio strategist at NewEdge Wealth on his outlook for the U.S. economy during this election year.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/01/24·11m 23s

MONEY REIMAGINED: Exploring Davos With Grayscale’s CEO Michael Sonnenshein: The Battle for Bitcoin's Soul and the Impact of ETFs

The approval of Bitcoin ETFs has both legitimization and inclusion implications, but the impact on the market is still uncertain. Will a Grayscale ETF Approval Affect Bitcoin's Decentralization and Future Blockchain Technology? In this episode of  "Money Reimagined," hosts  Michael Casey and  Sheila Warren discuss their experience at Davos and their interview with Michael Sonnenshein, CEO of Grayscale. They explore the recent approval of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) ETF and its impact on the market. They also delve into the intersection of AI and crypto, highlighting the potential for blockchain technology to address issues in AI such as bias and deep fakes. The hosts debate the implications of the ETF approval for Bitcoin's decentralization and the battle for its soul. They also touch on the challenges and potential outcomes of the upcoming Ethereum ETF applications.Links | Grayscale's GBTC Has Moved More Than 100K BTC to Exchange Since Spot Bitcoin ETF Launch Is Grayscale Takeover Bait Amid Bitcoin ETF Battle?FTX Affiliate Alameda Research Drops Grayscale LawsuitWorld Economic Forum Crypto Council for Innovation Michael Sonnenshein | CEOIGrayscale -Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/01/24·35m 25s

UNCHAINED: OG Olaf Carlson-Wee on Why His Crypto Thesis Is Stronger Than Ever

Crypto creates an “incentive vortex” that is destined to take over everything, according to the investment firm’s founder and CIO.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Polychain Capital founder and CIO Olaf Carlson-Wee has been through every single bubble in crypto history, from Bitcoin’s rise past the single digits in 2012 to the ICO craze of 2017 to 2021’s NFT mania, and he says his main thesis about crypto has remained consistent since the beginning. That is, that crypto constitutes an “incentive vortex” that will replace the world’s preoccupation with country-backed currencies. Carlson-Wee, who was the first employee at Coinbase, joins Unchained to discuss the significance of the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs, how he successfully navigated all the industry blow-ups in 2022, the challenges of balancing incentives for early adopters versus new users, why EigenLayer is so significant, why Worldcoin’s distribution strategy is a “disaster,” and the strange places that the intersection between crypto and AI could take us. Show highlights:Why Olaf sees the current market as the cusp of another bull run and how his thesis has remained consistent since 2011​​How the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs marks a significant milestone Why criticisms of the crypto space are really criticisms of money in general The fundamental differences between Web3 applications and the Web2 ecosystem and why they matterThe importance of fair token distribution in enhancing the value of Web3 projectsWhen Olaf expects Bitcoin to replace legacy financial systemsThe areas and technologies Olaf and his fund are keen to invest inWhy Olaf thinks a modular blockchain architecture is superior to a monolithic one in the long termHow EigenLayer is innovating to enable new types of applications and whether it competes with CelestiaHow Polychain managed to avoid being hurt by the major market blowups of 2022, including Terra and FTXThe evolution of the space from an ideologically driven to a more pragmatic approachThe significance of incentive design in crypto ecosystems and the trade-offs involved in system designOlaf’s perspective on the recent rise of points systemsThe growth of privacy-focused crypto projects and the potential for private blockchains to become the normWhy he thinks Worldcoin’s distribution strategy is a “disaster”Olaf’s interest in the intersection of AI and crypto and potential developments in this areaHis bullish outlook on SocialFi and Web3 gamingThank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn NetworkGuest:Olaf Carlson-Wee, founder and CIO of Polychain CapitalPrevious appearances on Unchained:Olaf Carlson-Wee: 'If There Is a Money-Losing Exploit, the Money Is Gone' Why The First Employee Of Coinbase Launched A Hedge FundTo the Moon and Back With Polychain's Olaf Carlson-WeeSpecial Episode with CNBC's Crypto Trader: Olaf Carlson-Wee on Why This Crypto Winter Is Different From Previous OnesAll Things Cryptoeconomics, Pt. 1, With Olaf Carlson-Wee and Ryan Zurrer of Polychain CapitalLinks:Olaf Carlson-WeeForbes: This Man Has Been Living On Bitcoin For 3 YearsWhy This Hedge Fund CEO Once 'Put Most Of My Meager Life Savings Into Bitcoin'TechCrunch: The future is a decentralized internetBlockworks: Why Polychain Capital Founder Never Sells His Crypto CoinDesk: Olaf Carlson-Wee: Crypto Is the Great Wealth-Redistribution MachineRestaking/EigenLayerUnchained: DeFi Protocol EigenLayer Reaches Restaking Capacity, Pushing TVL Past $1.4 BillionDo You Need to Think Twice Before Restaking Your Assets? Olaf’s tweet on EigenLayerCrypto + AIOlaf’s tweet: “in crypto nearly 100% of value accrues to start-ups and outsiders, not existing establishment interests”The crypto ethosEpisode of The Chopping Block where Haseeb Qureshi talks about Justin SunRecent investments from Polychain CapitalCoinDesk: Crypto VC Firm Polychain Capital Raises $200M for Fourth Fund: Fortune (Jul 18, 2023)Polychain Capital and Hack VC Lead $18 Million Funding Round for Bitcoin Staking Protocol BabylonThe Block: Polychain Capital-backed Bioniq to leverage Internet Computer with new Bitcoin Ordinals marketplaceFortune: Polychain Capital among group betting $20 million that first-person shooter ‘Shrapnel’ can succeed where other Web3 games have failed,CreateSafe, the company behind Grimes AI, raises $4.6m in seed round-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/01/24·1h 18m

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Will the Next Bitcoin Halving Be Another Hype Cycle?

After investors "sold the news" of the launch of bitcoin ETFs, market watchers are looking for the next event that could drive market prices.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.For today's episode, host Jennifer Sanasie reads a piece from CoinDesk's Daniel Kuhn, titled "Will the Next Bitcoin Halving Be Another Hype Cycle?"This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/01/24·6m 46s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Breaking It Down – DeFi, RWAs, Web3 and AI Developments With Marcin Kaźmierczak and Alex Felix

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie, featuring guests Marcin Kaźmierczak, cofounder of RedStone, and Alex Felix, managing partner and chief investment officer at CoinFund.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today's "Markets Daily" starts with a minute of markets updates, followed by two deep dives into crypto sectors listeners might not be as familiar with. First, RedStone Cofounder Marcin Kaźmierczak explains what's trending in the world of DeFi, including real-world assets (RWAs) and liquid staking and yield generation, also known as LSD-Fi. Next, CoinFund Chief Investment Officer Alex Felix dives into the Web3 corner of crypto, recapping key infrastructure improvements that might propel the adoption of Web3 technologies in 2024.Note: At 0:58, “Below $38k” was mistakenly read instead of “Below $39k.”This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/24·13m 30s

THE MINING POD: Mine Bitcoin At Home, With John Stefanopoulos of FutureBit

You can mine Bitcoin at home, you just have to have the right device.Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.Ever wanted to mine Bitcoin at home? Well, you can with FutureBit! Founder and CEO John Stefanopoulos joins us to talk about how to mine Bitcoin at home and why it's important for network decentralization.Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews Tuesday and a news show on Friday! Check out our other shows and content by going to Blockspace.media today.Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.-Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner!"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/24·37m 0s

GEN C: Getting Unhinged on CES, Snoop x Solo Stoves and, Is Roblox the new Amazon? With Avery and Sam

With Avery back in action, she and Sam get into the latest news and updates like Snoop and Solo Stove and celebrity CMOs in this episode of “Gen C.”Avery shares her experience attending CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, and the key trends and technology that stood out. They also analyze the massive growth of Roblox's user base and discuss how and when the platform should monetize its audience. Other topics include Forbes utilizing connected wallets for subscriber acquisition and the implications of AI in content production and e-commerce.Links mentioned from the podcast: Inside Solo Stove’s Viral Snoop Dogg Partnership—And How It Almost Didn’t HappenRoblox Monthly Active Users tweetForbes Makes Premium Content Free For Web3 Community Via Digital Wallet ConnectVayner Morning Brew tweetFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong, with additional production assistance from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/01/24·36m 46s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Why Investors Should Be Watching Layer 2s, With Leo Mizuhara

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Leo Mizuhara, CEO of Hashnote.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today's episode of "Markets Daily" begins with a minute of markets updates, followed by an interview with host Jennifer Sanasie and Leo Mizuhara, CEO of Hashnote on layer 2s to watch, the ongoing Coinbase versus SEC case and the resurgence of the Solana ecosystem.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/01/24·10m 7s

UNCHAINED: Why the SEC’s Case Against Coinbase Is So Significant for Crypto

Attorney Sam Enzer explains how the case that’s currently being heard could impact the SEC's entire enforcement regime against crypto.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.On Wednesday, a federal court in New York heard oral arguments in Coinbase’s motion to dismiss the SEC’s case against it for, among other things, allegedly acting as an unregulated securities exchange. Notably, Judge Katherine Polk Failla pressed the SEC to explain how it has jurisdiction over Coinbase in the case by defining what it considers a security. Sam Enzer, a partner at Cahill Gorden & Reindel who represents Coinbase but not in this matter, joined Unchained to discuss why this case is so significant for the crypto industry, how he believes the government contradicted itself on the crucial definition of what constitutes a security, why he thinks the judge will not dismiss the case at this early stage, how the Ripple and Terraform Labs cases could be used by each side, and why he thinks Judge Failla is such a perfect choice to rule in this case.  Show highlights:Why SEC v Coinbase holds important implications for the U.S. crypto ecosystemWhat the SEC alleges against Coinbase, focusing on its trading platform, wallet, and staking servicesHow Coinbase forcefully counters the SEC's claims as it strives to get the case dismissedWhat the “major questions doctrine” entails and its critical role in this disputeWhy Sam perceives the judge as “extremely skeptical” of the SEC's stanceWhether inconsistencies surfaced in the SEC lawyers' argumentsWhat “strict liability” means and its frequent mention in this legal battleWhat takeaways from the Ripple and Terraform Labs cases offer about secondary market salesWhy Sam believes Judge Katherine Polk Failla is exceptionally well-suited for this caseWhether Judge Failla might reject the motion to dismiss, and when Thank you to our sponsors!  Popcorn Network  |  iTrustCapitalGuestSam Enzer, partner at Cahill Gordon & ReindelPrevious appearances on Unchained: Why SBF's Testimony So Far Has Likely Already Doomed HimAnother Bad Week for Sam Bankman-Fried in His Criminal TrialWhy These Lawyers Say It's Over for SBF-But His Only Hail Mary Is to TestifySBF Trial: How Sam Bankman-Fried’s Lawyers Might Try and Win His CaseSBF’s Lawyers Could Be Annoying the Judge How Might That Impact the Trial?LinksPrevious coverage of Unchained on the Coinbase case and the topic of securities:SEC Sues Binance, Coinbase: ‘This Is Not the End of Crypto in the United States’ These 2 Crypto Trading Platforms Agree With SEC Chair Gary GenslerCoinbase’s Legal Action Against the SEC: How It Will Likely Unfold ‘Is ETH a Security?’ Why Gary Gensler Couldn’t Give Congress a Straight AnswerGary Gensler vs. Crypto: What Will the SEC Attack Next?Rep. Emmer on Why He Believes Gary Gensler Is a ‘Bad-Faith Regulator’Coinbase vs. SECUnchained: Federal Judge Presses SEC Over Jurisdiction in Case Against CoinbaseSEC Sues Coinbase for Breaking Securities LawsSEC Files Motion to Freeze Binance’s Assets, Asks for ‘Sworn Accounting’SEC Files 13 Charges Against Binance Including the Mishandling of Funds, Sale of Unregistered SecuritiesSEC Calls Solana, Polygon, Algorand and Other Tokens Securities but Misses Ether in Binance LawsuitCointelegraph: Senator Lummis files amicus brief supporting Coinbase’s dismissal motion against SEC.Other casesKrakenCNBC:Crypto exchange Kraken settles with SEC for $30 million, will close US staking operationXRPUnchained: SEC vs Ripple: Judge Rules XRP Sold on Exchanges Is Not a SecurityTerraform LabsReuters: Judge sides with US SEC, says Terraform Labs crypto founder Do Kwon violated law-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/01/24·52m 37s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Markets Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents notable data insights from the week, followed by additional analysis from an industry expert.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Subsets of the CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) are investible CoinDesk Crypto Sectors and the CoinDesk 20 Index, designed to measure the performance of the top digital assets. Today’s takeaways are provided by Pallavi Chintam and Max Good of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Gorast Tasevski, product analyst of Purpose Investments. For more on CoinDesk Indices, visit: coindeskmarkets.com.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/01/24·5m 20s

THE PROTOCOL: What Implications and Centralization Concerns Arise from Ethereum's Dencun Upgrade and Metamask's Intent-Based System?

The Dencun upgrade on Ethereum aims to cut layer two transaction costs and decrease data storage expenses, while Metamask's intent-based system seeks to improve efficiency…Plus Insights from Telos Foundation's New Executive Director!"This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk,  explore the following stories:Dencun Upgrade Goes Live on Ethereum’s Goerli Test-Net Developers said the missed finalization was likely due to an expected lack of participation and older network validators.MetaMask's New Transaction Routing SystemMetaMask is quietly testing new tech that uses third parties to route user transactions. It will eventually be made available outside of MetaMask and will be closely scrutinized for how it manages to avoid centralization concerns.PROTOCOL VILLAGE INTERVIEW SEGMENT  Guest:  John Lilic - Executive Director at the Telos FoundationWithin this dialogue, John Lilic delves into his blockchain background and the transition from Ethereum to Telos. He underscores Telos' standout features—high throughput and cost-effective transactions—casting it as a formidable contender among Layer 2 solutions like Polygon. John envisions Telos as a global US dollar settlement layer, especially impactful in developing nations. Detailing Telos' strategy, he highlights a focus on Asia, developer engagement, and strategic partnerships to broaden its influence. Despite visibility challenges, John remains confident in Telos' potential and the inherent value it brings to users.EPISODE LINKS |  Ethereum’s Dencun Upgrade Goes Live, Devs Wait for Finalization on Testnet MetaMask's Secret Project Could Shake Up How Ethereum Works John Lilic Joins the Telos Foundation as Executive Director Telos Blockchain John Lilic Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/01/24·42m 12s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | The Digital Asset Class "Will Stand Alone as the Future of Finance," Says CoinDesk Indices Managing Director Andy Baehr

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Andy Baehr, managing director of CoinDesk Indices.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Andy Baehr, managing director of CoinDesk Indices, about the "season finale" of crypto winter and the recent launch of the CoinDesk 20 Index.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/01/24·11m 42s

MONEY REIMAGINED: Could Crypto Draw Insights from Past Bull Market Errors to Forge an Enduring Legacy?

A live recording at The Hub by Casper Labs during the WEF's Annual Meeting at Davos 2024.This week on "Money Reimagined," hosts  Michael Casey and  Sheila Warren are in Davos, Switzerland for Davos 2024. They engage in a live podcast session featuring  Yat Siu , a seasoned veteran technology entrepreneur/investor and the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands. Joining them is Faryar Shirzad, former staff of the National Security Council at the White House and currently the Chief Policy Officer at Coinbase.The conversation explores the lessons that the crypto industry can learn from past bull market mistakes and the importance of building a lasting legacy. Delving into the crypto industry's journey they dissect the ramifications of regulatory uncertainty and advocate for a steadfast federal framework. The conversation extends to emphasize the transformative potential of crypto intermediation and the imperative of showcasing its advantages to the broader audience. The exploration spans diverse realms, from gaming and education to payments, as strategic avenues to invite more individuals into the Web3 sphere. Takeaways: The crypto industry should learn from past bull market mistakes to build a lasting legacy.Regulatory uncertainty has had a significant impact on the industry, but progress is being made in terms of developing a consistent federal framework.Crypto intermediation, particularly in terms of custody and exchange services, has been a major focus of regulatory attention.Demonstrating the benefits of crypto, such as property rights and financial inclusion, is crucial in winning over the general public.Use cases in gaming, education, and payments can help bring more people into the Web3 space.Links | Yat Siu: The Metaverse Man Gets Real Faryar Shirzad- wikipediaWorld Economic Forum Crypto Council for Innovation -Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/01/24·39m 8s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | BTC at $110K is 'Easy,' Says 3IQ Head of Research Mark Connors

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Mark Connors, head of research at 3IQ.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On today's episode of "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Mark Connors, head of research at 3IQ, about 2024 bitcoin price predictions, why ether is a "sleeping dog," and where institutional interest in crypto assets is picking up.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/01/24·12m 5s

UNCHAINED: How Small Bitcoin ETF Issuers Will Compete With the Likes of BlackRock

Bitwise’s Matt Hougan and VanEck’s Matthew Sigel delve into the details of the first two days of trading and what each company tried to focus on with its offering. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Thursday was a momentous day in crypto as the first SEC-approved spot Bitcoin ETFs finally began trading after more than a decade of waiting, and by almost all accounts, it was a huge success, with more than $625 million in inflows on the first day of trading. Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan and VanEck head of digital assets research Matthew Sigel joined Unchained to discuss their approaches towards selling their products in the market, the challenges of competing with larger firms like BlackRock and Fidelity, the fee wars and where those are headed, the importance of specialist expertise in the crypto investment space, and how Bitcoin prices might react to all the new supply in the market. Show highlights:Why Matt Hougan regards the first week as a massive success for BitcoinHow Matthew Sigel emphasizes the costs and benefits ETFs offer to retail investorsThe strategic marketing approaches of VanEck and Bitwise aligning with Bitcoin community valuesThe reasons for Bitwise's standout performance in the first days of trading, according to MattWhether the introduction of Bitcoin ETFs will reshape the broader ETF landscapeMatt's perspective on why some financial institutions resist Bitcoin, and their eventual openness to cryptoWhether the established players in finance feel threatened by the rise of open-source technologiesWhether Gary Gensler’s statement after the approval is “totally crazy”Why data for the various ETFs in the market should be analyzed on a weekly or monthly basisThe ongoing fee competition and how smaller entities can compete against giants like BlackRock and FidelityGrayscale's strategies to remain competitive with higher fees and the possibility of launching a new, low-fee ETFHow investment advisors might adapt to these new crypto products and the potential for mainstream adoptionMatthew’s predictions for when BTC investors, both short-term and long-term, will take profitsWhy they are both closely monitoring Ethereum's performance and the prospects for a spot ether ETF in the marketThank you to our sponsors!  Arbitrum Foundation  |  Popcorn NetworkGuests:Matt Hougan, Chief Investment Officer at Bitwise Asset ManagementPrevious appearances on Unchained: Why a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Matthew Sigel, Head of Digital Assets Research at VanEck.LinksPrevious coverage of Unchained on spot Bitcoin ETFs:Why Some Brokerage Firms Are Blocking Access to Spot Bitcoin ETFsWhy Spot Bitcoin ETFs Are Likely to Finally Start Trading on Thursday Why the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFsWhy It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFWill a Spot Bitcoin ETF Finally Get Approved?The 4 Factors That Will Determine Which Spot Bitcoin ETFs Win Market ShareHow Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionApproval:Unchained: Spot Bitcoin ETFs Finally Receive SEC Seal of ApprovalWhat Officials, ETF Issuers, and Others Are Saying About the SEC's Spot Bitcoin ETF ApprovalsLaura Shin’s op-ed on Unchained: Why Spot Bitcoin ETFs Are (But Mostly Aren't) a Big Deal for CryptoDavid Z. Morris’ op-ed on Unchained: The SEC’s Bumbling Bitcoin ETF Rollout Was Perfectly On-BrandFirst days of tradingUnchained: Spot Bitcoin ETFs Record $4.6 Billion First Day Trading VolumeSpot Bitcoin ETF Inflows Topped $625 Million on First Day in ‘Phenomenal’ Debut, Led by BitwiseVanguard Isn’t Allowing Customers to Buy Spot Bitcoin ETFsEther Rallies on Optimism Following Spot Bitcoin ETF ApprovalsSpot Bitcoin ETF Approval Sparks Altcoin RallyCoinDesk: UBS and Citi Will Let Some Customers Trade Bitcoin ETFs, Contrary to RumorsThe Block: Elizabeth Warren slams SEC over decision to allow spot bitcoin ETFs, says crypto needs to follow anti-money laundering rulesBlackRock's new spot bitcoin ETF tops $1 billion in big first day of tradingBlockworks: Spot bitcoin ETF volumes eclipse $4.5B on first day of tradingFees Unchained: VanEck Pledges 5% of Profits From Yet-to-Be-Approved Spot ETF to Bitcoin Core DevelopersFee Competition Heats Up Among BlackRock and Other Spot Bitcoin ETF ApplicantsBitcoin ETF Fee War Could Make Investing in Bitcoin Cheaper Than Using an ExchangeBlackRock, ARK 21Shares Lower Bitcoin ETF Fees Again as Approval LoomsBitwise will donate 10% of the profits of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETFLearn more: Unchained: Bitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?Why The Spot Bitcoin ETF Is a Big DealDeciding on Bitcoin: Should New Investors Jump In Now or Wait for an ETF?-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/01/24·1h 8m

GEN C: Bringing Transparency to the Future of Music With TOKiMONSTA and Laura Jaramillo of Sonu

In this episode, we discuss with the co-founders of Sonu how they’re disrupting the music industry and empowering both artists and fans with their blockchain-backed music streaming company.DJ and music producer TOKiMONSTA and Co-Founder Laura Jaramillo discuss Sonu, their music streaming and NFT platform built on blockchain aiming to provide artists with new revenue streams and more transparency into their fandom. We’re also joined by Magdalena Kala, our guest co-host to discuss the latest news of the week like the Bitcoin ETF approval.Links mentioned from the podcast: Bitcoin ETFs Win SEC Approval, Bringing Easier Access to Biggest CryptocurrencyFox News and Polygon team up to develop and opensource a media verification platform Reality check: virtual human AYAYI launches first “phygital” fashion collectionTOKiMONSTA’s TwitterLaura’s TwitterSonu’s WebsiteMags’ TwitterDouble Down Fund WebsiteFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/01/24·52m 21s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Are Investors Turning to Ether? Victoria Bills on What's Next in Markets

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Victoria Bills, chief investment strategist at Banríon Capital.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Tune to today's episode of "Markets Daily" for a minute of market news followed by an interview with Banríon Capital Chief Investment Strategist Victoria Bills on how financial advisers might speak with their clients about bitcoin and crypto assets in 2024.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/01/24·15m 9s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Miguel Kudry, CEO of L1 Advisors. For more on the CMI you can visit: coindeskmarkets.com.This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/24·4m 51s

UNCHAINED: Why Some Brokerage Firms Are Blocking Access to Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Three ETF experts discuss all things Bitcoin ETF, from record-high trading volumes to how the SEC botched the approval and roll-out process to brokerages blocking customer purchases. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably heard that spot Bitcoin ETFs were finally approved by the SEC this week. That set the stage for 11 such offerings from the likes of BlackRock, Fidelity, and ARK 21Shares to begin trading on Thursday. On this episode of Unchained, Nate Geraci, president of the ETF Store; Eric Balchunas, senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence; and James Seyffart, research analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence discussed the initial record trading volumes, the mechanics of how the funds work, the botched roll-out process, the pointed commentary from SEC commissioners, the potential for future Ethereum spot ETFs and predictions for total inflows. Plus, they explain why brokerage firms like Vanguard, Merrill and others were blocking customer access to the ETFs.Show highlights:The initial impact and trading volumes on the launch day of the ETFsHow BlackRock’s ETF, IBIT, had a lot of volume in pre-market and what that meansWhy Eric was surprised that BlackRock proceeded with a waiver for its ETF, but realized that it was “genius marketing”Whether there’s a problem that ETFs don’t trade 24/7, unlike BTC itselfWhy James says the spot ETFs are not going to have significant premiums or discounts to NAV What the percentage premium is and how it will play out with spot Bitcoin ETFsWhether the SEC will ever allow in-kind creation and redemptionWhy Nate and Eric believe that the SEC’s denials of spot Bitcoin ETFs for a decade was “completely suboptimal” for retail investorsHow the SEC commissioners pointedly disagreed with each other in their comments and dissentsThe politics of the approval processWhether Ethereum spot ETFs will be approved nextWhy some big platforms and brokerages are not offering the spot Bitcoin ETFsHow RIAs will respond to the ETF and whether there’s going to be mainstream adoption by advisorsThank you to our sponsors!  Arbitrum Foundation  | Popcorn Network  | iTrustCapitalGuests: James Seyffart, Research analyst at Bloomberg IntelligencePrevious appearances on Unchained:Why Spot Bitcoin ETFs Are Likely to Finally Start Trading on ThursdayWhy the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFsWhy It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg IntelligencePrevious appearances on Unchained:Why Spot Bitcoin ETFs Are Likely to Finally Start Trading on ThursdayWill a Spot Bitcoin ETF Finally Get Approved?Nate Geraci, President of The ETF StoreLinksPrevious coverage of Unchained on spot Bitcoin ETFs:The 4 Factors That Will Determine Which Spot Bitcoin ETFs Win Market ShareHow Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionThe Chopping Block: Are We Back? The ‘Low IQ’ Response to the Potential Spot Bitcoin ETF-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/24·1h 2m

BitcoinETF: What Comes Next?

A bitcoin ETF has been approved in the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.CoinDesk's Jennifer Sanasie, Anchor and Producer, collaborates with Helene Braun, Exchanges Reporter, in conversations on Twitter Spaces featuring Cinthia Murphy, Director of Research at ETF Think Tank, Matthew Sigel, Head of Digital Assets Research at VanEck, and Ryan Rasmussen, Researcher at Bitwise. Additionally, CoinDesk's Managing Editor of Global Policy & Regulation, Nik De, contributes to the discussions.Links:  What Is a Bitcoin ETF? - CoinDesk Bitcoin ETFs and Wall Street: A Double MilestoneBitcoin ETFs Win SEC Approval, Bringing Easier Access to Biggest CryptocurrencyBitcoin’s Wall Street Debut Ends in Tears for Futures Traders, Leads to $83M LiquidationsBitcoin’s Wall Street Debut Ends in Tears for Futures Traders, Leads to $83M Liquidations-The Twitter spaces bitcoin ETF special was edited by senior producer Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz and the theme song is “Ocean Oasis” by PALA.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/24·47m 58s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Cboe Digital President John Palmer on Day 1 of Bitcoin ETFs Trading; Launching Margined Futures for Bitcoin, Ether

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest John Palmer, Cboe Digital president.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today on "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Cboe Digital President John Palmer about where institutional interest might pick up following the spot bitcoin ETF approvals and on Cboe's launch of margined futures for bitcoin and ether.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/24·10m 15s

THE PROTOCOL: Gas Limit Boost, Bitcoin ETF Breakthrough, and Anti-Deepfake Alliances | What Lies Ahead in Crypto and Blockchain?

The proposed Ethereum gas limit increase holds the potential to enhance transaction throughput, coinciding with the significant milestone of the Bitcoin ETF debut, and in a parallel realm, Fox News and Polygon collaborate on an anti-deep fake tool.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, explore the following stories:TOPIC | Ethereum's Vitalik Proposes Gas Limit IncreaseEthereum's gas limit refers to the maximum amount of gas that can be expended in an individual block. A limit increase could improve network capacity and potentially reduce costs for users.Bitcoin ETFs Approved In a milestone for crypto adoption, the SEC today gave the green light to the trading of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). CoinDesk rounded up reactions from across the crypto industry to the news.PROTOCOL VILLAGE SEGMENT  Polygon and Fox Join in Blockchain Project to Combat ‘Deepfakes’"Verify" is an open-source protocol built on Polygon's PoS blockchain, specifically used to establish the origin and history of registered media.EPISODE LINKS |  Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Proposes Gas Limit IncreaseBitcoin ETFs Approved: The Industry ReactsBitcoin Miners May Be Due a Breather After Spot ETF Approval, JPMorgan SaysBitcoin ETFs: What to Expect on Day OneGary Gensler Voted to Approve Bitcoin ETFs, Despite Public Criticism Fox, Polygon Release Blockchain-Powered Tool 'Verify' to Weed Out DeepfakesWe Tried Fox's Blockchain-Based Tool for Deepfake Detection. Here's How It WentSign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/01/24·31m 20s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Why Kevin O'Leary Says Spot Bitcoin ETFs Are 'Practically Useless' For Institutional Investors

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Kevin O'Leary.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today on "Markets Daily," host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Kevin O'Leary, O'Leary Ventures chairman, about why he thinks spot bitcoin ETFs are "practically useless" for institutional investors. But, he does see the approvals as a milestone for other reasons – tune in to hear O'Leary's full take on how the digital asset industry will evolve with the inclusion of U.S. spot bitcoin ETFs.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montañez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/01/24·20m 17s

MONEY REIMAGINED: What Will Be the Impact of a Bitcoin ETF Approval?

Hermine Wong explores the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF, emphasizing that it could have short-term market fervor but may not necessarily lead to significant long-term adoption of Bitcoin.In this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," host Michael Casey discusses the anticipation surrounding the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF. Casey is joined by Hermine Wong, Founder of herminewong.xyz and Principal at Berkeley School of Law, a regulatory expert offering insights on the topic. They explore the potential impact of ETF approval or disapproval on the relationship between the crypto industry and Washington. They also discuss the regulatory frameworks in Asia and Europe and the need for the US to catch up. The conversation delves into the importance of driving adoption and the challenges faced by disruptive tech in engaging with policymakers. They also touch on the opportunities for adoption through tokenization and NFTs.Takeaways: The entry of institutional investors into the crypto space indicates their belief in the long-term value of Bitcoin, but it may dilute the policy argument for the democratization of access.The US regulatory framework for crypto lags behind other jurisdictions, but many startups still prefer to domicile themselves in the US due to the flow of value and customer base.Crypto industry advocacy should focus on demonstrating the value of crypto in terms of access and opportunity, rather than taking an adversarial approach with regulators.Tokenization and NFTs present opportunities for driving adoption by accessing new populations and empowering artists and creators.Links | If a Bitcoin ETF Is Approved, Here’s What May HappenBitcoin ETF Looks Very Likely Given These Bureaucratic SEC StepsBitcoin ETF Approval Expected Soon, Bears Lose $100M BTC Blasts Past $47K as Bitcoin ETF Excitement Gets FeverishHerminewong.xyz-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/01/24·25m 37s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Fundamentals Built This Rally, Even Before ETF Excitement, Says Simeon Hyman of ProShares

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Simeon Hyman, global investment strategist at ProShares.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here."Markets Daily" kicks off a new format with a minute of market updates, followed by an interview with a rotating cast of market analysts across the crypto space. Today, host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Simeon Hyman about the importance of keeping bitcoin value fundamentals in mind while watching price volatility on the potential spot bitcoin ETF approval, and where crypto assets fit in a modern day investment portfolio.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montanez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/01/24·10m 25s

UNCHAINED: Why Spot Bitcoin ETFs Are Likely to Finally Start Trading on Thursday

Bloomberg Intelligence ETF analysts James Seyffart and Eric Balchunas break down the spot Bitcoin ETF launch timeline, plus analyze the already ruthless fee war.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.It’s set to be a historic week in crypto, with the SEC widely expected to finally approve a spot Bitcoin ETF, although it’s not a 100% certainty. Two Bloomberg analysts who have followed all the developments closely since the beginning, James Seyffart and Eric Balchunas, join Unchained to discuss the final filings, the likely to schedule, and whether all the applications are likely to be approved on the same day. Then they dive into the real action: the cutthroat wars that have already begun, why Grayscale might be keeping its fees on the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust so high, and who the likely winners in what has traditionally been a “winner take most” category will be. Show highlights:What the recent 19b-4 and S-1 filings say about how close the ETFs are to approvalWhether Hashdex's existing futures ETF impacts its treatment in the spot Bitcoin ETF processThe likely timeline for trading to start post-ETF approvalThe possibility of simultaneous launches for all approved ETF issuersThe SEC's concerns about ensuring a fair launch, informed by the BITO experienceEric’s surprise at JP Morgan's involvement as an Authorized ParticipantWhy the SEC is approving the ETF despite Gensler’s stance against cryptoWhat extreme cases Eric believes might cause the ETF not to be approved How BlackRock's low fees set a challenging benchmark for competitorsThe potential for an issuer to offer even lower fees than current playersHow issuer margins are thin due to marketing fees, and the impact of waiversJames’ theory about why Grayscale might be keeping the fee on GBTC so highPredictions about which issuer(s) will gain the bulk of assets under managementThe rumor about BlackRock introducing substantial liquidity on the ETF's first dayEric and James's expectations for ETF inflows and market dynamicsThank you to our sponsors! Arbitrum Foundation  |  Popcorn NetworkGuest:James Seyffart, Research analyst at Bloomberg IntelligencePrevious appearances on Unchained:Why the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFsWhy It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg IntelligencePrevious appearances on Unchained:Will a Spot Bitcoin ETF Finally Get Approved?LinksPrevious coverage of Unchained on spot Bitcoin ETFs:The 4 Factors That Will Determine Which Spot Bitcoin ETFs Win Market ShareHow Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionThe Chopping Block: Are We Back? The ‘Low IQ’ Response to the Potential Spot Bitcoin ETFFees Unchained: Fee Competition Heats Up Among BlackRock and Other Spot Bitcoin ETF ApplicantsCaitlin Long’s tweet warning about no feesFidelity set their fee to .39%Invesco/Galaxy chose to waive feesMarket participants:Unchained: Goldman Sachs Could Take Vital Role in BlackRock, Grayscale Spot Bitcoin ETFs: ReportThe Block: Nasdaq to meet with SEC today to discuss spot bitcoin ETFs: SourceReuters: BlackRock, VanEck among asset managers that submitted updated filings for spot bitcoin ETFCoinDesk: BlackRock, Valkyrie Name Authorized Participants Including JPMorgan for Bitcoin ETFOthers:Better Markets’ letter: The SEC Must Follow the Law and Reject Spot Bitcoin ETPs Which Will Inflict Massive Investor HarmFXSTREET: BlackRock might be on track to create history with $2 billion inflows in spot Bitcoin ETF in a weekEleanor Terrett of Fox News’ tweet on Better Markets’ letterScott Johnson of Van Buren Capital’s estimateLearn more: Unchained: Bitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?Why The Spot Bitcoin ETF Is a Big DealDeciding on Bitcoin: Should New Investors Jump In Now or Wait for an ETF?Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/01/24·1h 7m

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | What Crypto Assets Are Waiting in the Wings? Kaiko's Riyad Carey Takes a Look Beyond Bitcoin

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Riyad Carey, research analyst at Kaiko.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here."Markets Daily" kicks off a new format with a minute of market updates, followed by an interview with a rotating cast of market analysts across the crypto space. Today, host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Riyad Carey about potential room for ether price movement, the meme coin market and airdrops to watch.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montanez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/01/24·9m 14s

GEN C: Brand Building, Collectibles and Zero Second Commerce With Keith Soljacich of Publicis Media

EVP and Head of Innovation at Publicis Media Keith Soljacich joins us on this episode of “Gen C” and discusses how brands utilize evolving technologies to create deeper connections and supercharge business.In the first episode in 2024, we sit down with Keith Soljacich, EVP, head of innovation at Publicis Media to discuss how he uses emerging technologies to create personalized and emotional brand connections. Keith talks us through how he vets and brings technological opportunities, like artificial intelligence, blockchain and XR, to the number of clients that make up the Publicis Media network.Links mentioned from the podcast: The Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over A.I. Use of Copyrighted WorkRekt Brand Announces Equity For It’s HoldersSony, Nikon and Canon Partner to Fight DeepfakesKeith’s TwitterFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/01/24·58m 48s

Crypto Update | While Many Eye the ETF, Fundstrat's Sean Farrell Hints at Underappreciated Investing Opportunities

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Sean Farrell, Fundstrat head of digital asset strategy.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here."Markets Daily" kicks off a new format with a minute of market updates, followed by an interview with a rotating cast of market analysts across the crypto space. Today, host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Sean Farrell about an investment pivot to ether and layer 2s, plus the latest bitcoin ETF updates.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montanez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/01/24·10m 27s

UNCHAINED: The 4 Factors That Will Determine Which Spot Bitcoin ETFs Win Market Share

As we head into what’s expected to be the home stretch for an SEC approval, venture capitalist Spencer Bogart gives his take on the most recent news.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.The past few days have been a busy stretch in the run-up to a potential spot Bitcoin ETF approval by the SEC. Goldman Sachs was revealed as a possible authorized participant (AP) for BlackRock and Grayscale’s offerings, the SEC met with representatives of major stock exchanges, and a report skeptical of an imminent SEC approval likely caused a 7% decline in Bitcoin. Spencer Bogart, general partner at venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, joined Unchained to break down what all of these events mean, as well as discuss who the likely winners will be among ETF issuers, the impact of a spot bitcoin ETF on companies such as MicroStrategy and Coinbase, and how a spot ETF will affect Bitcoin futures ETFs and leveraged crypto ETFs.Show highlights | Why the newly authorized participants in the spot Bitcoin ETFs are critical for maintaining the ETF’s price alignmentThe reasons behind the excitement over Goldman Sachs becoming an authorized participant in the spot Bitcoin ETFsHow the Matrixport report led to a 7% drop in BTC valueThe importance of seed funding for ETFs and its impact on their stability and growthThe pivotal role of distribution in an ETF and why Spencer emphasizes its significanceWhether the fees charged by ETF issuers will become a decisive factor for consumers in choosing their preferred ETFThe potential impact of changes in the Grayscale board on its aspirations to launch an ETFHow the introduction of a spot Bitcoin ETF might influence BITO, the futures-based Bitcoin ETFWhether the launch of a spot Bitcoin ETF could affect the stock value of MicroStrategySpencer's reasoning behind why Coinbase stands to "absolutely benefit" from the introduction of a spot Bitcoin ETFThank you to our sponsors! Arbitrum Foundation | Popcorn Network | iTrustCapitalGuest | Spencer Bogart, General Partner at Blockchain CapitalLinks | Previous coverage of Unchained on spot Bitcoin ETFs:Why the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFsWhy It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Why It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFThe Chopping Block: Are We Back? The ‘Low IQ’ Response to the Potential Spot Bitcoin ETFMatrixport reportWhy the SEC will REJECT Bitcoin Spot ETFs againJihan Wu’s tweet defending the analyst Unchained: Why Did Bitcoin's Price Dip as ETF Approval Nears?Market participants:Unchained: Goldman Sachs Could Take Vital Role in BlackRock, Grayscale Spot Bitcoin ETFs: ReportThe Block: Nasdaq to meet with SEC today to discuss spot bitcoin ETFs: SourceReuters: BlackRock, VanEck among asset managers that submitted updated filings for spot bitcoin ETFCoinDesk: BlackRock, Valkyrie Name Authorized Participants Including JPMorgan for Bitcoin ETF8-AsThe Block: Fidelity, Grayscale filing 8-A forms show progress for spot bitcoin ETF applicationsFeesFidelity set their fee to .39%Invesco/Galaxy chose to waive feesGrayscale:Unchained: DCG CEO Silbert, President Murphy Exit Grayscale Board Learn more: Unchained: Bitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?Why The Spot Bitcoin ETF Is a Big DealDeciding on Bitcoin: Should New Investors Jump In Now or Wait for an ETF?Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC. Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/01/24·35m 23s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Connor Farley, CEO and cofounder of Truvius. For more on the CMI you can visit: coindeskmarkets.com.This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/01/24·4m 22s

THE PROTOCOL: Solana | Boom Times or Blip?

Vitalik Buterin unveils the latest iteration of the Ethereum ecosystem roadmap, Dencun is introduced as the transformative upgrade, while Solana garners increased momentum.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk,  explore the following stories:TOPIC  |  Dencun - The Next Big Upgrade Developers also penciled in the end of February as a soft target for the upgrade to hit the main Ethereum blockchain.UPDATED ETHEREUM ROADMAPEthereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin released an updated version of his Ethereum ecosystem roadmap last weekend. The roadmap is used as a rough guiding post and progress tracker for the overall development of the Ethereum ecosystem, and this year's update gave a glimpse into how Buterin thinks the second-most valuable blockchain ecosystem might be able to address two of its biggest challenges: speed and centralization.PROTOCOL VILLAGE SEGMENT  TOPIC | SOLANA: SOL tokenSolana has been one of the biggest gainers of the latest crypto cycle, with a handful of airdrops and meme tokens accelerating big boosts in the price of SOL. Also, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has released an updated roadmap for the ecosystem.EPISODE LINKS |  Ethereum Developers Target January for First Testnet Deployment of Next Big Upgrade, 'Dencun' https://x.com/vitalikbuterin/status/ Single slot finality | ethereum.org The Protocol: Is Solana's Rebound The Real Thing? Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER -From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/01/24·23m 34s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Polarizing Matrixport Report Emphasized Caution, Not Panic, Clarifies Matrixport's Markus Thielen

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Markus Thielen, Matrixport head of research and strategy.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here."Markets Daily" kicks off a new format with a minute of market updates, followed by an interview with a rotating cast of market analysts across the crypto space. Today, host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Markus Thielen about a potential March BTC slump, clarifications on two leaked investor reports and a bullish price prediction for bitcoin at the end of 2024.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montanez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/01/24·10m 35s

MONEY REIMAGINED: Decentralization | The First Principle of Why We Are Here

The delicate balance between efficiency and decentralization, and the potential for crypto's democratic governance.This episode is sponsored by Cboe DigitalIn this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," hosts Michael Casey and  Sheila Warren delve into the challenges of self-custody following the notorious Ledger hack, reflecting on a year of reckoning and consolidation in the crypto industry. Our hosts stress the pivotal role of decentralization and choice in system design and underscore the urgency of constructing a robust foundational layer for the future of decentralized technologies. Gain insights into the principles of decentralized governance and its parallels with constitutional principles.Links | What We Know About the Massive Ledger HackLedger Exploit Endangers DeFi; Sushi Says 'Do Not Interact With ANY dApps'Lido Tests of 'Distributed Validator Technology' Portend 2024 Decentralization PushEthereum Platform Infura's Step Toward Decentralization Includes Microsoft, TencentFrom our sponsors:Do you have a trusted partner for your crypto trading? Cboe Digital will introduce financially settled margin futures on Bitcoin and Ether on January 11th, 2024 with physically delivered contracts to follow.  Listed and cleared on Cboe’s U.S. regulated exchange and clearinghouse, and complemented by a liquid crypto spot market for greater ease and access.  We invite you to learn more about this and all applicable risk disclosures at cboedigital.com/coindesk.-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/01/24·28m 37s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | 'Bitcoin Is Due for a Breather,' Tactive Wealth Advisor Eddy Gifford Says

The latest price moves and insights with Jennifer Sanasie and guest Eddy Gifford, wealth advisor at Tactive.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here."Markets Daily" kicks off a new format with a minute of market updates, followed by an interview with a rotating cast of markets analysts across the crypto space. Today, host Jennifer Sanasie speaks with Eddy Gifford on January price predictions, spot bitcoin ETF approval odds and market moving news for the new year.This episode was hosted by Jennifer Sanasie. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl, alongside Senior Booking Producer Melissa Montanez. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/01/24·12m 57s

UNCHAINED: Three Crypto Pioneers on Crypto’s Monolithic vs. Modular Debate

Chris Burniske and two proponents of each approach discuss their different characteristics and relative benefits, and what will drive the next crypto bull cycle.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.In this episode of Unchained, Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana Labs, Nick White, COO at Celestia, and Chris Burniske, partner at VC firm Placeholder discuss the differences between modular and monolithic, or integrated, blockchains, with Solana epitomizing the monolithic approach and Celestia the modular one. They all agree that both approaches have their merits and will likely coexist, but argue each lends itself to specific use cases and developer preferences. They also discuss what will drive the next crypto bull cycle, and each gives their best predictions for a specific development in the crypto industry in the next few years.Show highlights | Chris’s explanation of the modular vs. monolithic approach in blockchainsWhat drove Anatoly to prioritize speed in Solana's architecture and its impact on the networkWhat Celestia is and how it represents the first modular blockchain networkWhether developers and users will gravitate more towards modular or monolithic blockchainsHow Solana, as one of the fastest blockchains, is gearing up to handle massive usage and scalabilityWhy Chris views Celestia as a frontrunner in the data availability sectorHow Nick perceives the philosophical similarities and executional differences between Celestia and SolanaWhether there's potential for Solana to transition into a modular blockchain in the futureWhy Chris believes that the Solana Virtual Machine (SVM) might surpass the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) in user adoptionWhat challenges Bitcoin faces in developing actual Layer 2 solutions, especially considering its "doomers storage" issueWhat could drive the next crypto bull marketTop predictions for 2024 and beyond Anatoly’s perspective on how a significant hack could pose a serious setback for the entire industryThank you to our sponsors! Arbitrum Foundation | Popcorn Network | iTrustCapitalGuests | Anatoly Yakovenko, cofounder of Solana LabsChris Burniske, partner at PlaceholderNick White, COO at Celestia LabsLinks | Modular vs. monolithicAlchemy: Modular vs. Monolithic BlockchainsVisa: Monolithic vs. modular blockchainChris Burniske’s tweet on modular vs monolithic“The horrific inefficiencies of monolithic blockchains” by polynyaBlockworks: A spicy salvo launched in the monolithic vs modular debateUnchained: What Is the Blockchain Trilemma?CelestiaCelestia’s explanation of modular blockchainsData availabilityData availability samplingAn introduction to sovereign rollupsSpot Bitcoin ETF:Unchained: Why The Spot Bitcoin ETF Is a Big DealDeciding on Bitcoin: Should New Investors Jump In Now or Wait for an ETF?Ledger ConnectKit incidentUnchained: Ledger Library Compromised, Causing Confusion and Panic in Crypto CommunityUnchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC. Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/01/24·1h 13m

MARKETS DAILY: Podcast Update | The Future of Markets Daily

A farewell from Noelle Acheson.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.We want to hear from you! Listeners can email podcasts@coindesk.com with any questions or feedback.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/01/24·2m 12s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Code Is Not (Always) Law

Sometimes, the law is the law, industry experts say.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s featured story is an opinion piece from Daniel Kuhn, titled: “Code Is Not (Always) Law.”-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/12/23·7m 10s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Pallavi Chintam, quantitative analyst at CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from David Attermann, co-founder and managing partner of Omnichain Capital. For more on the CMI you can visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/12/23·6m 21s

UNCHAINED: Arthur Hayes on Why Bitcoin Is Money and ETH Is a Sh*tcoin He Loves

Arthur Hayes, Chief Investment Officer of Maelstrom, delves into the anticipated bull run in crypto, the potential collapse of the traditional financial system, and his unique take on Bitcoin, Ethereum, sh*tcoins, and more. Take the Unchained 2023 survey!Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.As 2023 nears its end, the crypto community is abuzz with speculation: will the relentless crypto winter give way in 2024? Crypto OG Arthur Hayes is confident that crypto is on an upswing. According to Hayes, these market cycles are historically recurrent, indicating a potential bull run in the near future. In this episode, Hayes offers his insights on a range of compelling topics, from what he believes will be a resurgence of central bank money printing between 2024 and 2027 to the effect spot Bitcoin ETFs will have on crypto markets. He also shares his views on the post-FTX blockchain landscape, the dynamics of Ethereum and meme-coins, and why he thinks Tether won’t last. Show highlights:Why Arthur believes that central banks across the globe might resort to printing money again between 2024 and 2027Why he's anticipating a bull run in the crypto market within the next yearWhether the financial system established post-World War II is on the verge of a breakdownWhat Arthur recommends investors should do in the event of a spot Bitcoin ETF launchWhy he is confident that the launch of a Bitcoin ETF won't immediately lead to a massive surge in pricesHow, according to Arthur, the collapse of FTX actually validated the resilience of the blockchain ecosystemWhether the DCG crisis is likely to have a far-reaching impact on the crypto industryWhy Arthur maintains a bullish stance on ETH and the Ethereum ecosystem, despite labeling it a “shitcoin”Whether he sees the use of the Bitcoin blockchain for trading memecoins (BRC-20s) as problematicWhy Arthur thinks Tether's dominance will be challenged with the entry of major U.S. banks into the stablecoin marketWhy he firmly believes that AI systems will favor Bitcoin over traditional forms of moneyWhy, in Arthur's view, China may not aim to become the issuer of the global reserve currencyThe investment strategy of Arthur’s family office, MaelstromThank you to our sponsors!Arbitrum Foundation | Uniswap | Popcorn NetworkGuestArthur Hayes, CIO of Maelstrom.Previous appearances on Unchained:Arthur Hayes, Former Ethereum Skeptic, on Why the Merge Makes Him Bullish on ETH Arthur Hayes of Bitmex on Why Countries Will Turn to DigitalThe Chopping Block: Arthur Hayes on Why Crypto Needs to Ditch the BanksHow Crypto and Blockchain Technology Could Change Financial ServicesLinksMacroeconomicsCoinDesk: The Relationship Between Bitcoin and Interest Rates Is Breaking Down: Arthur HayesBad Gurl by Arthur HayesThe Periphery by Arthur HayesArthur Hayes’ tweet: “the U.S. banking crisis is back”Bitcoin ETFs and marketsForbes’ Billy Bambrough on Arthur Hayes’ hot ETF take - “If ETFs managed by TradFi asset managers are too successful, they will completely destroy Bitcoin.”Blockworks: Institutional custody of bitcoin could kill it, cautions HayesArthur’s tweet on cash or in-kind Bitcoin ETFsUnchained: Why the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFsArthur’s meme on BlackRock SBF and FTXWhite Boy by Arthur HayesWhite Man by Arthur HayesNew York Magazine: The Original King of Crypto Is Back Arthur Hayes rubbed success in the Feds’ face and got busted. Now he’s returning to a shell-shocked industry.CZ and BinancePanda Power by Arthur HayesUnchained: How Binance Will Open All Its Activity to the U.S. GovernmentBinance to Pay $4.3B Penalty to Resolve U.S. DOJ Criminal Investigation; Changpeng Zhao Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering ChargesEthereum, Solana, meme-coins:Hayes predicts SOL will go to $100, but also calls it “Sam-coin piece of dogshit L1 that at this point is just a meme”Arthur’s tweets on memecoins: Tweet: “thinking about what shitcoins I’m going to yolo into.”Tweet: “$BONK > $SHIB”Tweet: “Can $L be this cycle’s $SHIB?Artificial intelligenceMassa by Arthur HayesUnchained: When AI and Blockchain Meet, How Can Each Technology Benefit?The Chopping Block: Why AI Will Change the Course of History in CryptoStablecoins:Arthur’s tweet on Ethena flipping USDTUnchained: How Ethena’s USDe Challenges Traditional Stablecoin ModelsUnchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC. Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/12/23·1h 1m

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Intriguing Regulatory Shifts in Turkey, Nigeria and India

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, global regulatory rumblings, financial conditions and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Chainalysis: The 2023 Global Crypto Adoption Index Nigeria Lifting Ban on Bank Accounts for Crypto Firms Could Lead to Usage 'Surge' Erdogan Appoints Crypto Lecturer to Central Bank Rate-Setting Board - Bloomberg India Issues Compliance 'Show Cause' Notices to 9 Offshore Exchanges Including Binance and KuCoin -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/12/23·11m 26s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Connor Farley, CEO and cofounder of Truvius. For more on the CMI you can visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/23·5m 49s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Why Mt. Gox Payouts Are Unlikely to Cause a Wave of Bitcoin Selling

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores ether outperformance, inflation expectations, Mt. Gox and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Mt. Gox Appears to Have Started PayPal Repayments Tied to 2014 Bitcoin Hack Infamously Hacked Crypto Exchange Mt. Gox Delays Bitcoin (BTC) Repayment Deadline by a Year CoinDesk Turns 10: The Legacy of Mt. Gox – Why Bitcoin's Greatest Hack Still Matters -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/23·10m 11s

THE PROTOCOL: HOLIDAY SPECIAL — 2024 Predictions | Exploring Projects, New Technologies, and Industry Trends

Spotlighting groundbreaking projects that are committed to the industry's progress, ongoing innovation, and adaptability.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, explore the following stories:TOPIC | New Technology - Projects CelestiaCelestia has released its mainnet beta after issuing tokens to 580,000 users.AvailThe announcement comes as Celestia's recent launch and airdrop have kindled interest in "modular" blockchain projects that can relieve the burden on primary networks like Ethereum.EigenDA EigenLayer’s platform for "re-staking" is designed to extend Ethereum’s pooled security from ETH stakers to other blockchain systems – a way for developers to bootstrap new networks without having to create their own communities of network validators.SUAVEUnbundles the mempool and block builder role from existing blockchains and offers a highly specialized and decentralized plug-and-play alternative. Sharing the same sequencing layer allows crypto to stay decentralized, block builders to capture cross-domain MEV, validators to maximize their revenue, and users to transact with the best execution, while reducing the economic centralization pressure on each domain.BitcoinPROTOCOL VILLAGE SEGMENT  TOPIC | INDUSTRY TRENDS - BUSINESS SIDE Real World Assets and Industry AdoptionZero-Knowledge ExplosionIs crypto ready? / A16z - better UIEPISODE LINKS |  Celestia Airdrops TIA Token as Network Goes Live, Claims Start of 'Modular Era'Avail, Data Availability Solution to Rival Celestia, Unveils 'Incentivized Testnet' Ethereum 'Restaking' Takes Shape as Next Big Trend in Blockchain Security 2023 Q4 Outlook Report | CCDataThe Future of MEV is SUAVE | Flashbots JPMorgan says ether to outperform bitcoin next year | The BlockJP Morgan: Ethereum to Outperform Bitcoin in 2024, Halving ‘Priced In’ - DecryptSign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.–See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/23·24m 14s

MONEY REIMAGINED: A Holiday Extravaganza With Top Picks, Rants, Bitcoin Triumphs, and Central Bank Challenges in our 'Best of' Special

Sheila Warren's top picks from the year, compelling discussions with Noelle Acheson and Hyun Song Shin, shedding light on Bitcoin's impressive performance, India's evolving crypto landscape, and the challenges faced by central banks in a tokenized world. It's a celebration of insightful conversations and noteworthy moments that defined the financial narrative in the past year. This episode is sponsored by Cboe DigitalWe are celebrating the holiday season with a special "Money Reimagined" edition featuring the hosts' top picks from the year in our 'Best of' compilation.In this week's episode, Sheila Warren selects two of her favorite picks: Noelle Acheson On What’s Not Happening With BitcoinThe Impact of Tokenization on the Monetary System and the Need for Tokenized Central BanksIn the first installment, Sheila Warren is solo talking with Noelle Acheson CoinDesk collaborator and author of the Crypto is Macro Now newsletter on Substack. Acheson provides persuasive proof of Bitcoin's resilient performance over the course of the year, demonstrating its remarkable outperformance in comparison to conventional stocks.They explore the importance of Bitcoin ETFs, with Warren offering insights into India's changing perspective on cryptocurrency and its position in global crypto regulations, offering a thorough analysis of the country's evolving landscape.Sheila’s second pick is a conversation Michael and she both had with Hyun Song Shin, Head of Research at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), about the recent release of the Annual Economic Report. They examine the challenges presently confronting central banks, and explore the immobilization or locking of tangible assets, along with the legal obstacles associated with tokenization.From our sponsors:Do you have a trusted partner for your crypto trading? Cboe Digital will introduce financially settled margin futures on Bitcoin and Ether on January 11th, 2024 with physically delivered contracts to follow. Listed and cleared on Cboe’s U.S. regulated exchange and clearinghouse, and complemented by a liquid crypto spot market for greater ease and access. We invite you to learn more about this and all applicable risk disclosures at cboedigital.com/coindesk.-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/12/23·1h

UNCHAINED: 2023 Crypto Year in Review: Is a Bull Market Around the Corner?

2023 was another packed year for crypto, with some big winners, and regulatory news taking the main spot. Take the Unchained 2023 survey!Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.In 2023, the crypto industry began with post-FTX fallout such as Operation Chokepoint 2.0, the failures of banks serving the crypto industry, and the SEC's Wells Notice against Coinbase.Meanwhile, Bitcoin Ordinals brought innovation to the Bitcoin network, while Ethereum's Shanghai upgrade introduced new functionalities. The criminal trial of Sam Bankman-Fried was the dramatic climax of the year, as lawmakers’ concerns about crypto being used for terrorist financing brought crypto into the mainstream conversation. The year ended with Binance's substantial settlement with the U.S. government and spot Bitcoin ETFs in the horizon, ushering in what looks like the beginnings of another bull market. Thank you to our sponsors!Arbitrum Foundation  |  Uniswap  |  Popcorn NetworkLinks | DCGUnchained: Gemini vs. DCG Is Heating Up. Could Gemini Force Genesis Into Bankruptcy?Reuters: Crypto lending unit of Genesis files for U.S. bankruptcyCELSIUSUnchained: 7 Revelations From Celsius’ Examiner ReportWhy the Celsius Examiner Report Shows 'a Complete Disaster in Almost Every Way'Operation Chokepoint 2.0WSJ: Regulator Orders Crypto Firm Paxos to Stop Issuing Binance StablecoinThe Verge: Kraken pays a $30 million fine and shuts down crypto staking in the USUnchained: Coinbase’s Top Lawyer Calls SEC Wells Notice a ‘Massive Overreach’Just a Coincidence? Coinbase and Polygon Lawyers See Bad Omens in SEC CrackdownBitcoin OrdinalsUnchained: Bitcoin Ordinal NFTs Are Hot and Getting Hotter. What's the Hype About?Bitcoin’s Daily Transaction Fees Surpass Ethereum’s for First Time Since 2020Signature, Silvergate, SVB, Bank Failures and USDC DepegInvestopedia: What Happened to Silicon Valley Bank?CNBC: Stablecoin USDC breaks dollar peg after firm reveals it has $3.3 billion in SVB exposureUnchained: The Chopping Block: Was Crypto Just Debanked?Why Caitlin Long and Meltem Demirors Are Worried About Crypto’s Future in the US - CryptocurrencySEC Issues Coinbase a Wells NoticeRep. Emmer on Why He Believes Gary Gensler Is a ‘Bad-Faith Regulator’Reuters: Signature Bank failure due to 'poor management,' US FDIC report saysThe Verge: Silvergate has collapsedEthereum’s Shanghai upgradeUnchained: Shapella in the Rearview: After Major Upgrade, What’s Next for Ethereum? Staked Ethereum Withdrawals Enabled As Shanghai Upgrade Goes LiveCoinDesk: What’s Next After the Ethereum Shanghai Upgrade Known as ShapellaPrometheumUnchained: Prometheum and Paradigm in Debate: Can the Status Quo Work for CryptoThese 2 Crypto Trading Platforms Agree With SEC Chair Gary GenslerCrypto Community Unearths Questionable History of SEC-Aligned Prometheum - Cryptocurrency RegulationSEC vs. Binance and CoinbaseUnchained: SEC Files 13 Charges Against Binance Including the Mishandling of Funds, Sale of Unregistered SecuritiesSEC Sues Coinbase for Breaking Securities LawsSEC Sues Binance, Coinbase: ‘This Is Not the End of Crypto in the United States’RippleUnchained: New Order in SEC vs. Ripple Over XRP Is a Win for Crypto: What Happens Now?The Chopping Block: Jake Chervinsky on How the SEC Has Lost CredibilityCoinDesk: Ripple, Crypto Industry Score Partial Win in SEC Court Fight Over XRPBitcoin ETFsUnchained: Grayscale Wins Lawsuit Against SEC Over Denial of Bid to Convert GBTC Into a Bitcoin ETFDoes Grayscale’s Win Against the SEC Mean a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved?Why a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionWhy Financial Advisors Are So Excited About a Spot Bitcoin ETFMarket Forecaster Raoul Pal Says There’s a Good Chance Bitcoin Will Hit $100K-$200K in 2024Why Swan CEO Cory Klippsten Is Still Convinced That Bitcoin Is Headed to $1 MillionSBF TrialUnchained: How Heated Sidebars During the SBF Trial Could Impact the Jury’s DecisionWhile Wang Reveals Alameda’s Special PrivilegesSam Bankman-Fried Trial: Here’s Everything That Happened So FarDid Sam Bankman-Fried Have Intent to Defraud FTX Investors?A 20+ Year Sentence? Why the Evidence Against SBF Was Too Hard to OvercomeTerrorism in cryptoUnchained: How Much Money Are Terrorists Actually Raising in Crypto?WSJ: Hamas Militants Behind Israel Attack Raised Millions in CryptoBinance settlement Unchained: How Binance Will Open All Its Activity to the U.S. Government Binance to Pay $4.3B Penalty to Resolve U.S. DOJ Criminal Investigation; Changpeng Zhao Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering ChargesWSJ: Binance Penalties Include a Number of Crypto Industry Firsts: The Treasury Department’s FinCEN is imposing its first-ever monitorship on the cryptocurrency exchangePoints systemsUnchained: Crypto Points Systems Are a 100x Opportunity, But Founders, Be Wary Li’s Newsletter: Lessons on Points Programs for Crypto Apps-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/12/23·48m 11s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Security Tokens and Tokenized Securities Are Not the Same Thing

Experimentation with tokenization is leading to growing confusion about terminology, and that is getting in the way of a deeper understanding of its potential, says Noelle Acheson.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.For today’s featured story, Noelle Acheson reads her piece for CoinDesk: “Security Tokens and Tokenized Securities Are Not the Same Thing.” Further reading: Overdue: Statement of Dissent on LBRY-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/12/23·9m 4s

GEN C: Predictions for the New Year and Discussing Puma’s Marketing Playbook With Ivan Dashkov

Puma's Head of Emerging Technology, Ivan Dashkov, joins us to discuss how the sportswear brand is approaching digital fashion, community building and marketing innovation.Today's episode is sponsored by Chainalysis.In the final episode of 2023, Avery and Sam discuss predictions for 2024 and interview Ivan Dashkov, Head of Emerging Technology at Puma, about innovation in marketing and brand-building strategies like social media, NFTs, the metaverse and AI.Links mentioned from the podcast: Threads is officially starting to test ActivityPub integrationThe rise of AI fake news is creating a ‘misinformation superspreader’H&M nailed its metaverse entry with one simple priority, UXIvan’s TwitterFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-From our sponsor:Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, web3 companies, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance, and business intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/12/23·51m 10s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Crypto-Friendly Does Not Mean Crypto-Easy

U.S. crypto regulation has much to learn from Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. But while these jurisdictions offer legal clarity around digital assets, they also have some of the toughest rules in the world, says CoinDesk’s Emily Parker.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s featured story is an opinion piece from Emily Parker, titled: “Crypto-Friendly Does Not Mean Crypto-Easy.”-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/12/23·7m 51s

UNCHAINED: Crypto Points Systems Are a 100x Opportunity, But Founders, Be Wary

Li Jin of Variant Fund dives into the trend of points in crypto: why projects favor points over tokens, the art of designing such systems, and the potential of on-chain points.Take the Unchained 2023 survey!Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Over the past year, the crypto industry has seen the rise of a new trend: the adoption of points systems. Li Jin, cofounder of Variant Fund, says that while points systems have long been a staple in the Web2 domain, their integration into the crypto ecosystem could have pitfalls. She covers how these points are currently being leveraged within crypto applications in the hopes of driving user engagement and retention, why they’re taking off now, and why they’re off-chain. She also points out that, if implemented poorly, they could engender disloyalty instead of leading to sustainable communities, and urges founders to be thoughtful about the design of these systems, especially about how points translate to economic value.Show highlights  | What points are in crypto and their role in rewarding user behavior​​Examples of popular projects that have successfully implemented points systems​​Why points mechanisms are gaining traction in crypto, offering benefits of tokens without the downsides​​Whether points, that are currently off-chain, will eventually move on-chain, and the implications for users and founders​​How points can incentivize inorganic behavior, drawing from Li Jin's experience in the Web2 sector​​The potential pitfalls of points systems and how they can sometimes create more disloyalty than loyalty​​Identifying which crypto projects are best suited for using points, and the importance of product-market fit​​Why keeping the economic value of points ambiguous can enhance user engagement and loyalty​​Whether points are being used by projects to navigate around regulatory challenges​​Future developments in points systems, including the potential of bringing points on-chain for a universal loyalty system​​Thank you to our sponsors!Arbitrum Foundation  |  Uniswap  |  Popcorn Network  | PhemexGuest |Li Jin, cofounder and General Partner at Variant FundPrevious appearances on Unchained: Will Every Piece of Media Enter the Internet as an NFT? Variant Fund Says YesThe Chopping Block: Two on Two Debate: NFT Royalty Throwdown!Links | Points:Li’s Newsletter: Lessons on Points Programs for Crypto AppsLi’s comments on the topic: Tweet 1 on points entering “the crypto app zeitgeist”Tweet 2 on points discounting the cost of the productTweet 3 on points and product-market-fitTweet 4 on how points can “distort activity”CoinDesk: Crypto Points: Off-Chain Derivatives That Everyone is Talking About Web3 Loyalty Programs Are a Trojan Horse for Good Crypto PolicyDL News: Why DeFi protocols love to offer ‘points’ before airdrops Projects using pointsRainbow walletFriend.techBlastBlackbirdsMarginfiParcl-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/12/23·42m 48s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Interview | Crypto Outlook With Jeff Dorman, CIO of Arca

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, speaks with Jeff Dorman, chief investment officer at Arca.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.As the year comes to a close, host Noelle Acheson speaks with guest Jeff Dorman, CIO of Arca, about what the crypto narrative is shaping up to be in 2024.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/12/23·35m 45s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | What's In Store for 2024: ETFs, Ordinals, Stablecoins, Real World Assets and More

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, crypto predictions, consumer confidence and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Consensus Magazine 6 Predictions for Crypto in 2024: Pantera’s Paul Veradittakit Blockchain Tech Predictions for 2024, From Experts at Ripple, Coinbase, a16z, Starknet ETFs, Halving, Upgrades – What to Expect With Bitcoin Next Year 7 Predictions About the Crypto Lending Landscape in 2024 2024: The Year of Regulatory Compromises 5 Predictions for Real World Assets in 2024 -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/23·9m 40s

CARPE CONSENSUS: DeFi Isn't a Defense for Insider Trading

A DeFi project steps precariously close to insider trading.On "Carpe Consensus," hosts Ben Schiller and Danny Nelson dive into the murky waters of DeFi news. Inside the Desk: Danny recaps his latest deep-dive piece looking at a highly profitable yet legally dubious DeFi trading strategy – one that could render those behind the trade vulnerable to what would be a first-of-its-kind insider trading investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/23·16m 48s

THE PROTOCOL: HOLIDAY SPECIAL — Year In Review | Exploring Events, New Technologies, and Industry Trends

We are going back in our archives for this year before this podcast to share some stories that we think are special. This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, explore the following stories:TOPIC | Events ZuzaluThis invite-only gathering of 200 people in the Mediterranean marina town of Lustica Bay has been taking place since late March and wraps up this week, featuring official sessions on zero-knowledge cryptography, twice-a-day jumps into the Adriatic Sea, and the chance to get face time with Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.Curve hack, DeFi existential crisis Curve, a leading decentralized exchange on Ethereum, was hacked for more than $70 million in July. Questions continue to linger around the platform's long-term viability and potential contagion risk.Ethereum Validator WithdrawalsFollowing last week's milestone Shanghai upgrade, we moved to wind down CoinDesk's Ethereum validator project, but it could be a week before the 32 ETH we staked (about $67,000 worth) hits our wallet. C. Spencer Beggs, our director of engineering, breaks down the technical steps he's taken.TOPIC | New Technology - Projects Account Abstraction was Fire at the start of 2023Account abstraction – a concept recently embraced by Visa – could make Ethereum wallets significantly more user-friendly.WorldcoinWorld ID has added integrations with Shopify, Minecraft, and Reddit alongside a slew of developer-focused updates that could expand the OpenAI founder's blockchain-based "proof-of-personhood" service to more users.Bitcoin OrdinalsIn the historic auction house's first-ever sale of the Ordinals inscriptions known as "NFTs on Bitcoin," a batch of three pixelated images from a mushroom-themed collection drew about $450,000, or roughly five times the highest estimates.PROTOCOL VILLAGE SEGMENT  TOPIC | INDUSTRY TRENDS - BUSINESS SIDE Layer2 ManiaUsers will be able to bridge their ETH starting Thursday, with the official launch of the main network on Aug. 9.Crypto Winter / Legal -Regulatory: SBF gets charged | Binance + CZThe alleged fraudster and ex-FTX CEO acted "in good faith," Bankman-Fried's attorney said in an emotional closing argument.ZK Teams Polygon Labs, a developer of scaling networks for Ethereum, has shifted toward "Polygon CDK," a blockchain-development kit powered by zero-knowledge cryptography. The older "Polygon Edge" was used by Dogechain, in an unofficial effort to build a Dogecoin-oriented smart-contracts network.EPISODE LINKS |  Zuzalu Is 2 Months in Montenegro With Crypto Elites, Cold Plunges, Vitalik SelfiesAs Curve Averts DeFi Death Spiral, Fiasco Exposes Serious RisksCoinDesk Winds Down Ethereum Validator ‘Zelda,’ and We Now Wait to Get Money BackEthereum Upgrade Could Make It Harder to Lose All Your Crypto 'Bitcoin NFT' Hysteria Comes to Sotheby's as Super-Mario-Style Mushroom Character Tops $200KSam Altman Is Bringing Worldcoin's Controversial Eye-Scanning Orb to Reddit and MicrosoftCoinbase Sets Public Launch of ‘Base’ Layer 2 Blockchain for Next Week Sam Bankman-Fried on Verge of Tears as His Lawyer Concludes DefensePolygon Stops Work on 'Edge,' Used to Build Dogechain, as Focus Turns to ZK Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/23·28m 36s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Will 2024 Be the Year of Global Crypto Regulation?

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, the oil price, crypto regulation and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:42 Different Countries Discussed or Passed Crypto Regulations, Legislation in 2023: PwC -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/12/23·9m 50s

UNCHAINED: Why Swan CEO Cory Klippsten Is Still Convinced That Bitcoin Is Headed to $1 Million

The outspoken entrepreneur discusses his unwavering long-term support for the premier cryptocurrency, and why he thinks all alt-coins are eventually going to zero.  Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Take the Unchained 2023 survey!Swan founder and CEO Cory Klippsten is all-in on Bitcoin. Not only does he believe that Bitcoin is poised to reach $1 million by 2030, he also thinks most alt-coins add little to no value and will eventually all go to zero. Accordingly, his company is a massive bet on the future of Bitcoin, from educating people about the world’s first crypto and convincing them to eventually self-custody, to making private equity investments in the Bitcoin ecosystem, to eventually planning to launch the first US Bitcoin-only trust company to create a safer environment for investors. Here he talks to Unchained about his crypto journey, the likely impact of spot Bitcoin ETFs on crypto adoption and prices, his extreme skepticism about Bitcoin Ordinals, when he first knew Sam Bankman-Fried was a fraud and why he thinks that crypto VCs have done a “massive disservice” to the world.Show highlights | What Swan Bitcoin is, its origin story, and the future trajectory envisioned by CoryCory's journey into crypto, his journalism background, and the shift to a Bitcoin-centric focusHow Cory is navigating discussions with hedge funds, family offices, and insurance companies in anticipation of a Bitcoin spot ETFSwan’s Bitcoin-only investment strategiesHow lending and borrowing with Bitcoin is evolvingCory's private equity investments within the Bitcoin ecosystemThe rationale behind Swan launching the first US Bitcoin-only trust companySwan's stance on financial privacy, especially after warning customers that banks might close their accounts if they used mixersCory's reasoning for advising against "trading" the Bitcoin spot ETF launchPredictions on when BTC might reach new all-time highsCory's perspective on Bitcoin Ordinals and their impact on the Bitcoin mempoolThe concerns about decreasing block rewards and the future security of BitcoinWhy Cory was convinced of FTX's fraudulent nature after reviewing the balance sheet that led to SBF's downfallWhy he thinks that VCs have done a "massive disservice” to the worldThank you to our sponsors!Uniswap |  Popcorn Network | Arbitrum FoundationGuest | Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan BitcoinLinks | Swan Bitcoin:Fortune: Swan deployed more than $200 million in 2023 building out institutional offerings such as Bitcoin-backed lendingProtos: Some Swan Bitcoin customers lose banking accessCoinDesk: BitGo, Swan to Form Bitcoin-Only Trust CompanyWSJ: Crypto Custodian Prime Trust Files for Bankruptcy ProtectionCointelegraph: Swan Bitcoin to terminate customer accounts that use crypto-mixing services Bitcoin ETFs:Previous coverage on spot Bitcoin ETFs:How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Why It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFThe Chopping Block: Are We Back? The ‘Low IQ’ Response to the Potential Spot Bitcoin ETFUnchained: Why the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFsBitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?BlackRock Updates Bitcoin ETF Filing to Make Access Easier for Wall Street Banks FTXCoinDesk: Divisions in Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Empire Blur on His Trading Titan Alameda’s Balance SheetOrdinals:Cory’s tweet on Ordinals Unchained:Bitcoin Ordinals-Related Token ORDI Passes $1 Billion in Market ValueBitcoin Mempool Reaches Record Levels of CongestionBitcoin Ordinal NFTs Are Hot and Getting Hotter. What’s the Hype About?Bitcoin’s BRC-20 Mania: Is It Sustainable?Why All 10,000 OnChainMonkey NFTs Will Move From Ethereum to BitcoinLearn more:What Are BRC-20 Tokens? What Are ORC-20 Tokens? How to Create a Bitcoin Ordinal-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/12/23·1h 21m

MONEY REIMAGINED: A Holiday Special 'Best of' With Top Picks, Rants, and Bitcoin Insights

A seamless mix of reflection and anticipation of compelling discussions and featuring in this second half of the conversation, the political, economic, and global implications of Bitcoin.This episode is sponsored by Cboe DigitalWe are celebrating the holiday season with a special "Money Reimagined" edition featuring the hosts' top picks from the year in our 'Best of' compilation.In this week's episode, Michael Casey selects two of his favorite picks: A Rant | The Labyrinth of Digital Feudalism’s Grip and the Quest for Intentionality‘Flipping the Narrative’: Stories and Statistics of Bitcoin With Troy Cross | Part 2 In the first installment, Sheila Warren takes the spotlight, joining co-host Michael Casey for an impassioned discussion. She recounts her morning encounter with Google, unraveling the pervasive hold of digital feudalism. Brace yourself as she explores how the allure of convenience ensnares us in the intricate web of modern existence.The second pick is Part 2 of Michael Casey and Sheila Warren’s conversation into the world of Bitcoin and climate change with environmentalist and Bitcoin mining OG Troy Cross. Troy, is not only a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Reed College but also a distinguished Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute.-From our sponsors:Do you have a trusted partner for your crypto trading? Cboe Digital will introduce financially settled margin futures on Bitcoin and Ether on January 11th, 2024 with physically delivered contracts to follow.  Listed and cleared on Cboe’s U.S. regulated exchange and clearinghouse, and complemented by a liquid crypto spot market for greater ease and access.  We invite you to learn more about this and all applicable risk disclosures at cboedigital.com/coindesk.-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/12/23·50m 18s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin ETF Advertising Begins, Ahead of Approval

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, bitcoin ETFs, interest rates and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Bitcoin ETF Ad War Officially Underway With Bitwise Campaign Small ESG-Focused Crypto Asset Manager Is Another Late Entrant to Bitcoin ETF Race -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/12/23·10m 13s

GEN C: Art Basel Recap – The Cultural Upscaling of Brands

In this episode, we dive into recent news in tech, gaming and all things Miami Art Week.Today's episode is sponsored by Chainalysis.Avery and Sam discuss recent stories in tech regulation, gaming and brands at Miami Art Week. They explore topics like the EU's AI Act, the leaked trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6, brands participating in the metaverse and games and how brands can capture the high-value Art Basel audience.Links mentioned from the podcast: Decrypt Media Inc. and Rug Radio Merge to Create Global Web3 Publishing CompanyThe EU Just Passed Sweeping New Rules to Regulate AIGTA 6: Grand Theft Auto VI could smash revenue recordsFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-From our sponsor:Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, web3 companies, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance, and business intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/12/23·24m 26s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | What High Transaction Fees Tell Us About Bitcoin’s Censorship Resistance

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, bitcoin transactions, U.S. GDP strength and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:BitcoinShrooms: An Ordinals Auction 'Bitcoin NFT' Hysteria Comes to Sotheby's as Super-Mario-Style Mushroom Character Tops $200K -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/12/23·10m 54s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Elizabeth Warren's Crypto Bill Is Likely Unconstitutional and Unlikely to Pass

Democratic lawmakers signed on to sponsor the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act. The bill is bad for crypto in the U.S., even if it never gets through Congress.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s featured story is an opinion piece from CoinDesk's Dan Kuhn, titled: “Elizabeth Warren's Crypto Bill Is Likely Unconstitutional and Unlikely to Pass.”-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/12/23·8m 24s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Jason Pagoulatos, head of markets at Delphi Digital. For more on the CMI you can visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/12/23·5m 49s

UNCHAINED: Why the SEC May Want Cash Creation of Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart explains why it seems the SEC prefers cash vs. in-kind creation of spot bitcoin ETFs, and why this choice would negatively impact Grayscale. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Take the Unchained 2023 survey!Unchained is doing its annual survey. Let us know what we’re doing well, how we can improve, what you’d like to see more of, and generally, how we can serve you better. The survey also helps us find sponsors whose products and services would appeal to you. Plus, participating gives you an opportunity to win Unchained merch! Five randomly selected respondents will receive one free Unchained t-shirt or mug — your choice. Click here to participate. Thanks so much!The long-awaited approval of a spot bitcoin ETF looks to be mere weeks away, and Bloomberg ETF analyst James Seyffart joins Unchained to discuss the final issues and considerations, especially the battle over whether the new funds will feature in-kind vs. cash creation and redemptions, which appears to be one of the last main sticking points in negotiations between the SEC and fund companies. He also discusses the specific impact of an ETF approval on Grayscale, which runs the $26.6 billion Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, and why he thinks the SEC has thrown in the towel on trying to classify Ethereum as a security.  Show highlights: | Why James views the multitude of potential issuers meeting with the SEC as a positive sign for the future of ETFsWhen James anticipates the ETFs will actually be listed on exchanges, which differs from their approval datesThe crucial differences between in-kind versus cash creation and redemptions in ETFs and their impact on market dynamicsHow the choice of in-kind or cash creation and redemptions influences the overall cost structure of these financial productsWhether the current actions of ETF issuers suggest a "bending the knee" approach to the SEC's preference for cash creations and redemptionsHow the selected ETF model will specifically impact Grayscale and the future of its GBTC offeringThe potential strategies behind BlackRock's private trust, especially in terms of integrating its Bitcoin holdings into its prospective ETFWhy James holds a more cautious outlook for the approval of an Ethereum spot ETF compared to his confidence in Bitcoin ETFsThank you to our sponsors!Arbitrum Foundation  |  Popcorn Network  |  UniswapGuest | James Seyffart, Research analyst at Bloomberg IntelligencePrevious appearances on Unchained:Why It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Links | Previous coverage on spot Bitcoin ETFs:How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Why It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFThe Chopping Block: Are We Back? The ‘Low IQ’ Response to the Potential Spot Bitcoin ETFUnchained: Bitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?BlackRock Updates Bitcoin ETF Filing to Make Access Easier for Wall Street Banks Understanding the ETF creation and redemption mechanismNate Geraci’s tweet on in-kind/cashJames comments “the people want in-kind”James: “I think everyone is gonna have to bend the knee to cash creates and redeems.”Eric Balchunas suggests the SEC is only letting cash-create ETFs launch initiallyUnchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/12/23·43m 22s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | How the SEC Wants Bitcoin ETF Redemptions to Work

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, bitcoin ETFs, the U.S. economy and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Sales of Solana Phone Surge as Traders Chase BONK Arbitrage TradFi Goes All-In on Fed Rate Cuts. What It Means for Bitcoin -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/12/23·9m 53s

MONEY REIMAGINED: Builders Were Building In 2023 | Under the Hood With Avichal Garg

From Market trends to Blockchain’s financial disruption, Avichal explores the 2023 tech landscape. This episode is sponsored by Cboe DigitalIn this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," Sheila Warren is joined by Avichal Garg, the Co-Founder and General Partner at Electric Capital to discuss the tech side of crypto in 2023. From crypto market trends and investor sentiment to the challenges of AI technology and its potential for abuse Avichal skillfully delves into the intricate interplay of these elements, unraveling the layers that define the complex tapestry of the crypto world.Links | About Me – Avichal Garg Electric Capital Avichal Garg, Electric Capital A Difficult Truth: The Unspoken Mismatch of Web3 and Generative AICrypto Winter Is Over -From our sponsors:Do you have a trusted partner for your crypto trading? Cboe Digital will introduce financially settled margin futures on Bitcoin and Ether on January 11th, 2024 with physically delivered contracts to follow.  Listed and cleared on Cboe’s U.S. regulated exchange and clearinghouse, and complemented by a liquid crypto spot market for greater ease and access.  We invite you to learn more about this and all applicable risk disclosures at cboedigital.com/coindesk.-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/12/23·49m 48s

THE PROTOCOL: Crypto Points: Off-Chain Derivatives That Everyone is Talking About

Debating also the integration of Layer 2 functions on Ethereum's main chain, the unexplored territory of Blockchains’ identity and personal data storage; and Vitalik's deeply technical essay.This episode is sponsored by the Stellar Community FundFollow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk, explore the following stories: Polygon and CelestiaCelestia's "data availability" solution – pitched as a cheaper alternative to storing data on Ethereum – will become an option for builders who are using Polygon’s customizable software stack to spin up new layer-2 networks.CRYPTO POINTS Points rely on highly performant off-chain database systems called Servers to store and verify individual point balances.Sam Altman and WorldCoinWorld ID has added integrations with Shopify, Minecraft, and Reddit alongside a slew of developer-focused updates that could expand the OpenAI founder's blockchain-based "proof-of-personhood" service to more users.Cronos -Crypto.com PartnerThe new "Cronos zkEVM chain" is launching initially as a test network, based on Matter Labs’ software tools, which can be used to spin up new layer 2 and layer 3 “hyperchains” atop Ethereum.PROTOCOL VILLAGE SEGMENT  - An Essay by Vitalik Ethereum's Buterin Floats Prospect of Taking Some Layer-2 Functions Back on Main ChainVitalik Buterin, a member of the Ethereum Foundation's executive board, once pushed "layer-2" networks as a way to provide faster and cheaper transactions. Now he's got ideas for "enshrining" some of those functions on the main chain.EPISODE LINKS |  Polygon to Offer Data Solution Celestia as Option for New Layer-2 DevelopersCelestia, Blockchain Data Solution, Sees TIA Token Surge as Polygon Plan Announcedhttps://x.com/jonwu_/status/1735059813087015384?s=20https://x.com/sassal0x/status/1734787782940168569?s=20https://x.com/CoinDesk/status/1732889600425644235?s=20https://x.com/gabrielhaines/status/1734911303980917048?s=20 https://twitter.com/puntium/status/1734722454566887843Sam's WorldcoinCronos, Partner of Crypto.com, to Start Layer 2 Network With Matter Labs Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application awards program that draws on community input to support developers and startups building on Stellar and Soroban. Accelerate your web3 project today.Apply for Funding at communityfund.stellar.org-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/12/23·25m 36s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | The Accounting Rule Change That Might Trigger a New Wave of Corporate Demand for Crypto

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores rates euphoria, a market correction, a meaningful rule change and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.FASB Mulls Fair-Value Accounting for Crypto Holdings: Report MicroStrategy Buys $250M in Bitcoin, Calling the Crypto 'Superior to Cash' - CoinDesk Bitcoin CEO: MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor Explains His $425M Bet on BTC -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/12/23·10m 29s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | El Salvador's Bitcoin Bonds Are One Step Closer to Issuance

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, inflation, El Salvador and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.World's First Bitcoin Bonds Receive Regulatory Approval in El Salvador -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/12/23·9m 0s

UNCHAINED: How Binance Will Open All Its Activity to the U.S. Government

Experts Dorothy DeWitt and Michael Dawson discuss the implications, challenges, and potential outcomes of Binance's compliance monitorship. The record $4.3 billion settlement reached between Binance and the U.S. government over charges of money laundering and sanctions violations calls for the world's largest crypto exchange to maintain an independent compliance monitor for the next five years. Michael Dawson, a partner at WilmerHale, and Dorothy DeWitt, founder and CEO of Tolt Strategies, a former director at the CFTC and former general counsel at Coinbase, dissect the intricacies of this arrangement, delving into the roles and responsibilities of the compliance monitor, the potential impact on Binance's operations and the broader implications for the crypto industry.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights:What exactly is a compliance monitor, and why it's essential in the Binance settlement Which regulatory agencies do the monitors report to and their significanceWhy the DOJ insisted on including a compliance monitor in its settlement with Binancehow Binance’s compliance monitor is expected to create a “ripple effect across the industry,” according to MichaelWhy Binance, despite being a non-U.S. entity, is subject to a U.S.-appointed monitorDorothy's perspective on why more monitorships might be appointed in the crypto industry going forwardHow much the monitorship will cost Binance and the factors influencing their choice of monitorWhether the government will be able to discover other crimes with all this new information, which will be used by other agencies such as the IRS and the FBIWho might be appointed as the compliance monitor for Binance and why Michael favors Patrick McHenryWhat constitutes the SAR lookback and AML program consultancyWhat could happen when the government gets to look at all past transactionsWhat happens if the monitor discovers any wrongdoing within BinanceWhether the monitorship is likely to impact Binance's business operationsAdvice from Dorothy and Michael for Binance's new CEO on navigating these challengesWhy predicting the future of Changpeng Zhao, Binance's ex-CEO, is complex, according to DorothyThank you to our sponsors!  LayerZero  | Popcorn Network  | Arbitrum FoundationGuests |  Michael Dawson, partner, Financial Institutions Group at WilmerHaleDorothy DeWitt,  founder and CEO of Tolt Strategies and former Director of the Division of Market Oversight at the CFTCLinks |SettlementDOJ Settlement TextFINCEN Settlement TextCFTC Settlement TextOFAC Settlement TextWSJ: Binance Penalties Include a Number of Crypto Industry Firsts: The Treasury Department’s FinCEN is imposing its first-ever monitorship on the cryptocurrency exchangeCoinDesk: Binance's Future and Other Questions Post-Settlement Unchained: Binance to Pay $4.3 Billion to Settle U.S. DOJ Criminal Probe; CEO Changpeng Zhao Pleads Guilty for Violating Bank Secrecy Act Law360: Binance's Compliance Chief Is Optimistic About MonitorshipThe C FTC's guidance on monitorship:CFTC Releases Enforcement Advisory on Penalties, Monitors and AdmissionsOther monitors at crypto companies:Coinbase (independent monitor):  Press Release- January 3, 2023: Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces $100 Million Settlement with Coinbase, Inc. after DFS Investigation Finds Significant Failings in the Company’s Compliance Program | Department of Financial ServicesRobinhood Crypto (independent compliance consultant):  Press Release- August 2, 2022: DFS Superintendent Harris Announces $30 Million Penalty on Robinhood Crypto for Significant Anti- Money Laundering, Cybersecurity & Consumer Protection Violations | Department of Financial Services (ny.gov)-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/12/23·1h 9m

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Unplugged | Bitcoin Does Have Intrinsic Value

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, steps back from the daily markets coverage to address an often misunderstood topic: Does Bitcoin have intrinsic value?Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.On today's show, we depart from the usual format – rather than a market update, Noelle breaks down a common misconception about bitcoin.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/23·8m 34s

GEN C: Unpacking the Role of Digital Art in Art History With Sotheby’s Michael Bouhanna

Michael Bouhanna joins us to discuss the art world’s embrace of NFTs and the intersection between digital art and traditional auction houses.Today's episode is sponsored by Chainalysis.In this episode of "Gen C," we sit down with Michael Bouhanna, vice president, contemporary art specialista and head of digital art and NFTs at renowned auction house Sotheby’s. Michael takes us through the evolution of digital art as a movement and collectors’ growing embrace of crypto art. We discuss sales like Sotheby’s record-breaking $6 million sale of the Goose, as well as predictions for digital art's presence during Miami Art Week and beyond.Links mentioned from the podcast: Shopify COO nods to their crypto workYour A.I. Companion Will Support You No Matter WhatMichael on TwitterSotheby’s WebsiteFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-From our sponsor:Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, web3 companies, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance, and business intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/12/23·48m 7s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | What's Behind the Weekend's Price Correction

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores sharp weekend correction in crypto markets, consumer expectations, NFTs and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Bitcoin's 4% Drop Cools Overheated Funding Rates, Data Show Pudgy Penguins to Launch Webkinz-like Virtual World in 2024 It’s All a Game | Messari NFT Dashboard / CryptoSlam! NFT Price Floor -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/12/23·10m 50s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Why Are People Spreading Falsehoods About Bitcoin’s Water Use?

No, despite what you might have heard recently, Bitcoin transactions do not consume a swimming pool of water. Noelle Acheson dives into the fallacy, and points out that poor research is not the only culprit here.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.For today’s featured story, Noelle Acheson reads her piece written for CoinDesk, titled: “Why Are People Spreading Falsehoods About Bitcoin’s Water Use?”-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/12/23·12m 12s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Eric Ervin, CEO of Onramp Invest. For more on the CMI you can visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/12/23·6m 15s

UNCHAINED: Market Forecaster Raoul Pal Says There’s a Good Chance Bitcoin Will Hit $100K-$200K in 2024

Pal describes the likely scenarios for where Bitcoin’s price goes next year, and also discusses the relative merits of Ether vs. Solana and the usefulness of BRC-20 tokens.  The likely impending approval of spot bitcoin ETFs has already sparked a major rally in the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but will the bull run continue once the funds are up and running? On this episode of Unchained, the founder and CEO of Global Macro Investor, Raoul Pal, describes why a spot bitcoin ETF is such a significant development, likening it to a free trade agreement with the traditional financial world. He also discusses what effect a spot Ether ETF is likely to have on Ether prices, the relative merits of Ether vs. Solana, the usefulness of BRC-20 tokens and why 2024 is likely to be a very good year for crypto and the economy as a whole. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights | How Pal sees crypto as creating a new parallel financial system that a spot Bitcoin ETF will soon offer entrée to What he believes will be the key catalysts for the upcoming bull market in cryptoWhy Raoul is predicting a "very strong 2024" for the crypto market, including his outlook for the price of BitcoinHow he thinks investors and institutions will respond to the potential launch of an ETH spot ETFWhy Raoul is bullish on both Ethereum and SolanaWhat developments in the Solana ecosystem are making Raoul particularly optimisticWhich network Raoul expects to emerge as the winner in the blockchain spaceWhy he views BRC-20s and Ordinals inscriptions as positive developments for BitcoinThank you to our sponsors! Arbitrum Foundation | Phemex | Popcorn NetworkGuest | Raoul Pal, cofounder and CEO of Real VisionLinks | Bitcoin ETF and markets: Unchained: Bitcoin Surges Past $40,000 for First Time Since April 2022Signs Increasingly Point to January Approval of Spot Bitcoin ETF Applications77% of Financial Advisors Are Waiting for a Spot Bitcoin ETF to Offer Their ClientsHow Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Why It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFThe Chopping Block: Are We Back? The ‘Low IQ’ Response to the Potential Spot Bitcoin ETFLearn more: Bitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?Ordinals and BRC-20sUnchained: Bitcoin Ordinals-Related Token ORDI Passes $1 Billion in Market ValueBitcoin Mempool Reaches Record Levels of CongestionBitcoin Ordinal NFTs Are Hot and Getting Hotter. What's the Hype About?Bitcoin’s BRC-20 Mania: Is It Sustainable?Why All 10,000 OnChainMonkey NFTs Will Move From Ethereum to BitcoinLearn more: What Are BRC-20 Tokens? What Are ORC-20 Tokens? How to Create a Bitcoin OrdinalSolana vs. ETHUnchained: Anatoly Yakovenko on Solana’s Astounding Recovery and Its Future PlansUnchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/12/23·39m 31s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Is Retail Interest in Crypto Picking Up? Three Signals to Watch

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, employment data, retail interest and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Bitcoin Dips as U.S. November Job Growth of 199K Tops Estimates-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/12/23·11m 7s

MONEY REIMAGINED: OpenAI is Now Closed and Jamie Dimon Continues his Familiar Critique of Crypto

Market reactions, regulatory realities, political perspectives, and AI's rise in a comprehensive overview with a focus on Bitcoin's price reaching over 44,000. This episode is sponsored by Cboe DigitalIn this week's installment of "Money Reimagined," your hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren hash out an in-depth discussion on the latest in crypto news including the recent surge in Bitcoin to over 44k, regulatory crackdowns on exchanges, and the enduring impact of blockchain and crypto. -“Blockchain and Bitcoin aren’t going anywhere!”But that's not all—this episode is packed with insights! From Jamie Dimon's bold call to ban Bitcoin to shifts in political leadership; Casey and Warren explore the opportunities and responsibilities facing the crypto community. They also shed light on the OpenAI transparency and accountability crisis. As Casey argues that AI development is being controlled by a small group of powerful elites, advocating for opening up the AI process, including code, data, and algorithms, to promote auditability and accountability.And of course, don't miss out on CoinDesk's much-anticipated Most Influential list of 2023. Get ready for a resourceful, engaging discussion that covers the hottest topics in the crypto space.Links | Bitcoin Surge Blasts $170M in Bearish Shorts as BTC Price Targets $48KHouse's McHenry Says He Won't Seek Reelection, Costing Crypto a Top Ally Most Influential 2023 by CoinDeskJPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Bashes Crypto: 'I'd Shut It Down' JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Says He's 'Deeply Opposed' to Crypto; Could Bitcoin Reach $125K Next Year?From our sponsors:Do you have a trusted partner for your crypto trading? Cboe Digital will introduce financially settled margin futures on Bitcoin and Ether on January 11th, 2024 with physically delivered contracts to follow.  Listed and cleared on Cboe’s U.S. regulated exchange and clearinghouse, and complemented by a liquid crypto spot market for greater ease and access.  We invite you to learn more about this and all applicable risk disclosures at cboedigital.com/coindesk.-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/12/23·38m 51s

THE PROTOCOL: Ethereum's Whispered Woes and Crypto's Influencers—For Better or Worse?

A censorship issue plagues blockchains, notably within the Ethereum network, where 72% of blocks are crafted by validators filtering transactions linked to a sanctioned program known as Tornado Cash.This episode is sponsored by Consensus 2024 Follow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk,  explore the following stories:Censorship on Ethereum is Becoming a ProblemFour of the five biggest "block builders" on Ethereum are excluding transactions sanctioned by the U.S. government, data shows.Bitcoin Mining: CENSORSHIP OR 'SPAM FILTERING?'Opinions are divided in the Bitcoin community over the efforts by a new mining pool called Ocean, guided by the feisty developer Luke Dashjr and backed by Block Inc.'s Jack Dorsey, to weed out NFT-like transactions the project characterizes as "spam."Columbia CryptoEconomics (CCE) Workshop 2023This two-day workshop brings together practitioners, researchers, and academics to discuss challenges, recent progress, and opportunities in the economics of blockchain protocols.PROTOCOL VILLAGE SEGMENT  CoinDesk’s Most Influential of 2023 Fifty people who defined the year in crypto.EPISODE LINKS |  Ethereum's 'Censorship' Problem Is Getting WorseBitcoin Inscriptions Divide BTC Community Amid Network Congestion, but Are 'Unstoppable' Jack Dorsey Aims to Create Anti-Censorship Bitcoin Mining Pool With New Startup Hot from Columbia University Crypto EconomicsMost Influential 2023 by CoinDesk  Sign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: CONSENSUS 2024 by Coindesk Secure your $109 Developer Pass today and join us in Austin May 29-31 to explore the epicenter of blockchain innovation at Consensus. This is where the top blockchains show off their latest advancements, share their detailed roadmaps, dive deep with technical workshops and forecast the next wave of innovation. Don’t wait! These passes are limited. Learn more and register: https://consensus.coindesk.com/register/developer/-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/23·32m 27s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Crypto Meets Politics

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, presidential debates, the European economy and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Here's Why Bitcoin's Famed Bull-Market Pullbacks Have Been Elusive During the Recent Price Surge Binance, SBF, ETH and Gensler Get Mentions at Republican Presidential Debate -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/23·10m 42s

CARPE CONSENSUS: A Year of Politicization and the Looming Bull

A crypto winter of growth and optimism: from those who developed the tech to those who led the fight for sensible regulation, the year has been full of influential figures transforming the crypto industry.On "Carpe Consensus," hosts Ben Schiller and Danny Nelson are joined by Nik De to review some of the most influential figures of the year in crypto as part of Consensus Magazine's Most Influential 2023 list, including Messari CEO Ryan Selkis, Elizabeth Warren, Gary Gensler and more.“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/23·16m 55s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Continues to Outperform, But Futures Show Traders Are Eyeing Ether

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, bitcoin ETFs, U.S. employment data and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Key Metrics Show Crypto Traders Turning to Ether From Bitcoin BlackRock, Bitwise File Updated Applications for Spot Bitcoin ETF -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/12/23·9m 50s

UNCHAINED: Anatoly Yakovenko on Solana’s Astounding Recovery and Its Future Plans

Things looked bleak for Solana after the collapse of FTX. Anatoly Yakovenko explains how the blockchain rebounded so successfully that SOL became the best-performing top crypto in 2023. Solana’s native token SOL has been one of the best-performing cryptos of the year, up more than 500% so far, but you wouldn’t have guessed that would be the case given how closely tied the blockchain was to FTX, which held huge amounts of SOL and was a big supporter of the platform. The blockchain also experienced numerous outages in 2022. But Anatoly Yakovenko, Solana’s co-founder, says the discipline imposed by FTX’s collapse, as well as improvements to the technology, have made Solana stronger. On this episode of Unchained, Yakovenko talks about the impact of FTX’s collapse, his early impressions of Sam Bankman-Fried, the SEC’s designation of SOL as a security, how entrepreneurs are leaving the U.S. because of the regulatory risk, SOL’s share of the stablecoin market, and why he thinks it’s inevitable that finance will eventually run on something like Solana. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights | How the Solana ecosystem weathered the FTX crisisHow FTX’s collapse was like ripping off a band-aid for SolanaAnatoly's initial impression of SBF as a “super genius”Why, despite SOL's strong 2023 performance, the Solana ecosystem hasn't experienced a corresponding growth in active developersWhat factors Anatoly believes contribute to the relatively low number of daily active wallet addresses in SolanaHow Solana addressed and rectified the outage issues that were so frequent in previous yearsWhy Anatoly draws a parallel between Ethereum and Windows 95, and Solana and Windows 2000Why he's not worried about Jump Crypto building a client for the blockchainThe ongoing debate within Solana on open-source versus closed-source culture, and the potential for future shiftsHow the Solana Foundation is handling the SEC's classification of SOL as a securityWhether there's a trend of developers and founders relocating from the United States in search of a more supportive ecosystemWhy Solana holds a low market share of stablecoins across various blockchains, and the implications of this trendWhy Anatoly considers trading volume a more critical metric than Total Value Locked (TVL) in assessing blockchain successHow Web3 gaming has been flourishing on SolanaWhy Anatoly is confident that DeFi will find its rightful place on the Solana networkThe future plans for the Saga phone after its market challengesWhat Anatoly thinks is the number one focus for Solana for the near termThank you to our sponsors! LayerZero  | Popcorn Network  | Arbitrum FoundationGuest | Anatoly Yakovenko, Co-founder of Solana LabsPrevious appearance on Unchained: Will Solana Be the Execution Layer and Ethereum the Settlement Layer?Previous appearance on The Chopping Block: Anatoly Yakovenko on Why Solana Is Building the SAGALinks | Unchained: Solana Saga review Decrypt: Mad Lads NFTs Hit All-Time High as Backpack Taps FTX Lawyer for Exchange Launch Op-ed by Anatoly on Fortune: Solana co-founder: 'To keep the next great American founder in America, Congress must regulate crypto. But first lawmakers should learn how it works'-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/12/23·58m 36s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Bitcoin Holds Steady in New Range Above $40K

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, crypto influencers, Federal Reserve projections and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Introducing Most Influential 2023 -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/12/23·9m 57s

GEN C: Merging Digital and Physical Through AR Gaming With Niantic CMO Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley, chief marketing officer of Niantic, discusses the company's history of developing location-based augmented reality games, including Pokemon GO.Today's episode is sponsored by Chainalysis.Listen to this week’s episode where we discuss how Niantic encourages people to explore and bring joy to their lives through the use of AR. We talk about tools for developers, partnerships with brands and his thoughts on the future of AR and generative AI.Links mentioned from the podcast: Sports Illustrated Published Articles by Fake, AI-Generated WritersDeveloper Conference Axed After Fake Female Profiles OutcryPika Wows in Debut as AI Video Generator Takes Aim at Tech GiantsDogecoin Funded SpaceX ‘Doge-1’ Moon Mission Gets a Step Closer to LaunchMike on TwitterNiantic WebsiteFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-From our sponsor:Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, web3 companies, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance, and business intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/12/23·42m 46s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | What Triggered Bitcoin's Jump Above $40K?

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores strong crypto moves, oil price pessimism, bitcoin criticism and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Bitcoin Tops $42K as Crypto Market Recovers to Pre-Terra Levels Bitcoin Going From Boiling the Oceans to Draining Them, According to Critic -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/12/23·11m 22s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | COP28 and Bitcoin: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?

COP28 kicks off in the UAE this week. While it is likely to deliver the usual ineffective hand-wringing, at significant cost, this year there is a twist: the presence of Bitcoin delegates shows just how far the industry has come.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.For today’s featured story, Noelle Acheson reads her piece written for CoinDesk, titled: “COP28 and Bitcoin: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?”-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/12/23·11m 15s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Connor Farley, CEO and Co-Founder of Truvius. For more on the CMI you can visit: coindeskmarkets.com.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/12/23·6m 42s

UNCHAINED: Why Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Is So Pro-Crypto

The GOP presidential candidate also talks about how pegging the dollar to a basket of commodities that could eventually include Bitcoin would help the U.S. economy, and why he hates the idea of a CBDC.Vivek Ramaswamy is likely the biggest supporter of crypto among the current crop of presidential candidates. But his enthusiasm comes not from an inherent love of the technology or its principles themselves, but a dissatisfaction with what he calls the “administrative state” that’s stifled innovation in a number of important industries, crypto among them. On this episode of Unchained, Ramaswamy discusses his radical plan to slash the number of people working at federal agencies; his three-point crypto policy plan based on the freedom to code as a protected form of expression, the freedom of financial self-reliance, and the freedom to innovate free from regulatory overreach; why the current orientation of the U.S. government towards regulation of the crypto industry by enforcement isn’t helping anyone; his plans to stabilize the U.S. dollar by pegging it to a basket of commodities that could eventually include Bitcoin; why he’s so opposed to central bank digital currencies; and what industries he thinks could benefit from the use of blockchain technology.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights | How Vivek, who has a background in biotech, fell down the “crypto rabbit hole”How the administrative branch of government doesn't work like it's supposed to, according to VivekWhy he believes the government poses a threat to the future of cryptoHow he would respond to a situation in which the code of a smart contract is exploitedHow Vivek would prevent the use of crypto for illicit endsWhy he thinks that the current status quo in terms of crypto regulation is the “worst of all worlds”Vivek’s plan to stabilize the U.S. dollar by pegging it to a basket of commodities, potentially including BitcoinWhy he is so against the creation of a central bank digital currency in the U.S.How blockchain technology can be used to help the U.S. maintain its technological supremacyThank you to our sponsors!  |  Arbitrum Foundation  |  Phemex  |  Popcorn NetworkGuestVivek Ramaswamy, 2024 U.S. Presidential CandidateVivek on The Chopping Block: Why Vivek Ramaswamy Wants Less Crypto RegulationLinksOriginal speech unveiling his crypto policy plan at the North American Blockchain Summit 2023Unchained: GOP Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Makes the Case for Reduced Crypto RegulationBloomberg: Ramaswamy’s Crypto Deregulation Plan Is Scaring the IndustryCoinDesk: Ramaswamy Shares Crypto Plan, Making Him the Only GOP Candidate Who Has One-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/12/23·1h

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Would Lower Oil Prices Be Good or Bad for Bitcoin?

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores the crypto market rally, energy prices, how oil prices impact bitcoin and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and Harpie.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Bitcoin Rises to $38.8K for the First Time Since May 2022 Bitcoin - Monthly Return GDPNow - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta China’s Xi Seen Delaying Key Economic Plenum, Defying Norms - Bloomberg -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-Harpie is the most advanced on-chain security solution for monitoring and protecting your crypto wallet from theft in real time. Harpie helps you detect and block suspicious transactions before they execute, safeguarding your assets from malicious attacks and scams. Secure your wallet for free at harpie.io.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/12/23·12m 28s

MONEY REIMAGINED: The Dichotomy of AI | MIT Professor Sandy Pentland Examines Whether It Poses a Threat or Opportunity to Humanity

Is AI older than you think? Exploring AI Governance challenges and solutions from centralization concerns to data ownership and community empowerment. This episode is sponsored by Cboe DigitalIn this week's episode of "Money Reimagined," – host Michael Casey sits down with MIT Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland to discuss data ownership, data control, crypto, and AI technologies as they reshape the landscape of digital innovation, offering new possibilities and problems concerning security considerations that affect humanity now. Links | Sam Altman to Return as OpenAI CEO Following In-Principle AgreementSriram Krishnan: AI, Crypto and EntrepreneurshipThe Creator Economy, AI and Future of Web3 Professor Alex 'Sandy' PentlandOverview ‹ Data Provenance for AI Overview ‹ The Atlas of Opportunity — MIT Media Lab Overview ‹ Safe Paths — MIT Media Lab  From our sponsors:Do you have a trusted partner for your crypto trading? Cboe Digital will introduce financially settled margin futures on Bitcoin and Ether on January 11th, 2024 with physically delivered contracts to follow.  Listed and cleared on Cboe’s U.S. regulated exchange and clearinghouse, and complemented by a liquid crypto spot market for greater ease and access.  We invite you to learn more about this and all applicable risk disclosures at cboedigital.com/coindesk.-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/12/23·49m 8s

THE PROTOCOL: Leadership Turmoil Hits Cosmos, ENS and Unstoppable Domains Fuel Tech Ownership Debate and More

Cosmos faces internal leadership challenges, with its founder advocating for a 'hard fork.' Concurrently, the Ethereum Name Service founder contemplates challenging Unstoppable Domains in light of its recently approved patent. Meanwhile, concerns arise about a potential Blast 'backlash,' leaving investors unsettled by recent developments in the crypto landscape.This episode is sponsored by Consensus 2024 Follow the show here for more.In this installment of "The Protocol," hosts Brad Keoun, the founding editor of The Protocol Newsletter, and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margaux Nijkerk,  explore the following stories:Cosmos - Cosmos' founder Jae Kwon favors splitting the blockchain into twoCosmos Hub is an intermediary among all independent blockchains created within the Cosmos network. ATOM powers the Cosmos ecosystem of blockchains programmed to scale and interoperate with each other.Ethereum Name Service (ENS), in an intellectual-property dispute with rival Unstoppable Domains.ENS Founder Nick Johnson told CoinDesk he’s unhappy with Unstoppable Domains's patenting of work that he claims he produced and published earlier.PROTOCOL VILLAGE SEGMENT  BLAST The idea of a yield-paying layer-2 blockchain atop Ethereum has demonstrated market allure. However, even the project's biggest investor has taken issue with the execution and marketing surrounding the initial rollout.And something hot off the presses - CELO With hot competition between layer-2 technology providers like Optimism, Polygon, and Matter Labs, Celo's choice is being closely watched by the blockchain industry.EPISODE LINKS |  Cosmos Founder Calls for Chain Split; ATOM Down 3%'We Are Prepared to Go to the Mat:' ENS Founder on Patent Dispute With UnstoppableCelo Developer Proposes Mid-January Timeline for Evaluating Closely Watched Layer-2 MoveBlast's One-Week, $600M Haul Shows Promise of Yield, Pitfalls of HypeSign Up for THE PROTOCOL NEWSLETTER From Our Sponsor: CONSENSUS 2024 by Coindesk Secure your $109 Developer Pass today and join us in Austin May 29-31 to explore the epicenter of blockchain innovation at Consensus. This is where the top blockchains show off their latest advancements, share their detailed roadmaps, dive deep with technical workshops and forecast the next wave of innovation. Don’t wait! These passes are limited. Learn more and register: https://consensus.coindesk.com/register/developer/-The Protocol has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Take Me Back” by Strength To Last.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/23·29m 1s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Proposed U.S. Rule Change Gives Treasury Broad Expansion of Powers, Including Over Crypto Platforms

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores signals in the U.S. economy, regulatory overreach, market moves and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:U.S. Treasury Campaigning for Amplified Powers to Chase Crypto Overseas China Investment Bank Bans Bearish Research, Wealth Displays - Bloomberg -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/23·11m 53s

CARPE CONSENSUS: Can You Put a Price on Decentralized Governance? Polygon and DraftKings Did

Danny Nelson describes his recent scoop where he learned that Polygon quietly gave DraftKings preferential treatment while telling the public it was an "equal" member of the validator community.On "Carpe Consensus," hosts Ben Schiller and Danny Nelson take a deep dive into a recent scoop of Danny's, involving layer 2 blockchain Polygon and sports betting company DraftKings.[1:04] Inside the Desk: When Polygon announced DraftKings would be joining its validator community, it failed to disclose the financial incentives lurking in the background of the deal. Read Danny's full piece on CoinDesk: "​​Polygon's Secret Deal: Sending DraftKings Millions to Run Failed Validator."[17:09] Ben previews CoinDesk's Most Influential 2023, releasing Dec. 4.“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/23·20m 23s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | The SEC’s Dwindling Influence on Crypto Markets

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores bitcoin above $38,000, rates expectations, U.S. SEC influence and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Solana Leads Layer-1 Token Gains as Bitcoin Crosses $38K  Kaiko Data Debrief -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/11/23·10m 4s

UNCHAINED: Why the Crypto Industry Is So Upset About the IRS’ Proposed New Tax Reporting Rules

A pair of crypto industry tax experts describe the problems with the tax agency’s new reporting proposals and suggest alternatives.  The IRS sparked a storm of controversy when it released proposed new rules for crypto transaction reporting earlier this year. The new rules seek to define who is considered a broker, what types of transactions need to get reported, and the kinds of digital assets that need to be included, but many in the industry consider them overly broad and ultimately unworkable. Lawrence Zlatkin, VP of Tax at Coinbase, and Shehan Chandrasekera, Head of Tax Strategy at tax software firm CoinTracker, discuss the crypto industry’s specific objections to the proposed new rules, and what might be a better way forward. They also delve into how the regulations would apply to stablecoins and NFTs, potential blockchain-based solutions for the reporting requirements, and what the likely outlook and timeline for the proposals to come into effect are.  Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights |  What the newly proposed IRS regulations around crypto are and when they are likely to go into effectWhat entities qualify as a broker and why this may pose a problemWhat the implications for the industry are if these regulations were passedThe number of additional reports the IRS is expecting to receive if these regulations are adoptedHow the regulations would apply to stablecoins and NFTsWhat the five types of brokers are under the proposed regulations and the three types that they exclude, according to ShehanThe unprecedented amount of comments submittedWhat suggestions Coinbase and CoinTracker have in mind for better tax regulationWhy Lawrence thinks that DeFi exchanges should be treated the same as centralized onesWhether people should have privacy concerns about the new proposalsWhat some blockchain-based solutions for tax reporting, such as attestation tokensWhat are the next steps for the IRS's proposed regulation areHow long it will take to actually implement these regulationsThank you to our sponsors!  LayerZero | Popcorn NetworkGuests | Shehan Chandrasekera, Head of Tax Strategy at CoinTrackerLawrence Zlatkin, VP of Tax at CoinbaseLinks |  Previous coverage of Unchained on crypto taxes, with appearances from Shehan and Lawrence:Everything You Need to Know About Filing Your 2022 Crypto TaxesYour 2021 Crypto Taxes: How to Handle NFTs, DAOs, Airdrops and MoreEverything You Need to Know About Your 2020 Crypto Taxes Why You Shouldn’t Trust Crypto Exchange Reports for Your TaxesThe IRS Is Cracking Down on Crypto Taxes: What You Need to Know Could the Bank Secrecy Act Harm Crypto? Coin Center Thinks SoInfrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (117th Congress)Proposed rule:IRS proposed rule text: Gross Proceeds and Basis Reporting by Brokers and Determination of Amount Realized and Basis for Digital Asset TransactionsU.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS Release Proposed Regulations on Sales and Exchanges of Digital Assets by BrokersCoinDesk: How the Crypto Industry Responded to the IRS Proposed Broker RuleTwitter thread from Ji Kim of the Crypto Council for Innovation CNBC: President Joe Biden to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill⁠ into law—here's how crypto investors will be impactedIRS issues guidance, seeks comments on nonfungible tokensCoinbase first comment letterCoinbase second comment letterCoinTracker comment letterUnchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/11/23·55m 57s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Glaring Hypocrisies in the Binance Settlement

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, inflation, the Binance settlement and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Altcoin Rally Cools as Massive $650M Worth of Token Unlocks Loom Over Crypto Market Omid Malekan's Post -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/11/23·13m 15s

GEN C: AI and Unlocking Creativity With Chris Duffey, Strategic Development Lead of Adobe

This week, Avery and Sam unpack the OpenAI drama, then chat with Chris Duffey of Adobe on AI's impact on creativity and his view on Web3.Today's episode is sponsored by Chainalysis.In this episode, Avery and Sam interview Chris Duffey, who leads strategic development for Adobe’s Emerging Solutions. We discuss how Adobe is incorporating generative AI into their suite of creative tools including Photoshop, and Duffey's vision for bringing these emerging technologies to brands, creators and 3D worlds.Links mentioned from the podcast: Sam Altman to Return as OpenAI CEO Following In-Principle Agreement'Oops, You Stepped Into the Future': Nike Drops Sneakers With NFTsDunk Wars on FortniteChris on TwitterFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-From our sponsor:Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, web3 companies, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance, and business intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/11/23·42m 8s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Big-Name Banks Santander, Raiffeisen and St.Galler Kantonalbank Make Crypto Moves

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores market moves, Black Friday, banks moving into crypto and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Bitpanda and Raiffeisen Unit Agree to Offer Crypto for Banking Customers St.Galler Kantonalbank Works With SEBA Bank to Offer Swiss Customers Bitcoin, Ethereum Santander Private Bank Introduces Bitcoin, Ethereum Trading for Clients in Switzerland K-Bank Buys Majority Stake in Thai Crypto Exchange Satang for $103M -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/11/23·9m 57s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Bitcoin and the Changing Definition of 'Safety'

When supposedly safe investments like bonds and stocks underperform, what does that mean for our view of apparently risky investments like bitcoin? Noelle Acheson offers her thoughts.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.For today’s featured story, Noelle Acheson reads her piece written for CoinDesk, titled: “Bitcoin and the Changing Definition of 'Safety'”-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/11/23·10m 52s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Greg Magadini, director of derivatives at Amberdata. For more on the CMI you can visit: http://coindeskmarkets.com/.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/11/23·5m 13s

UNCHAINED: Sam Bankman-Fried Whisperer Tiffany Fong Spills Some Tea

A pivotal figure in the Sam Bankman-Fried case discusses how she became the one-time crypto mogul’s confidante, including whether she ever had a romantic relationship with him. Tiffany Fong has had an unusual route to crypto fame. After losing most of her life savings in the Celsius bankruptcy, she began posting on YouTube about her experiences and eventually received some leaked documents, which she shared with The New York Times and on her channel. The leaks gave her some visibility, and that’s when Sam Bankman-Fried began following her on Twitter.  Fong unexpectedly managed to carve out a relationship with the one-time crypto mogul, and after he was arrested last November, she chatted often and even met with him while he was under house arrest. From there, she became known for posting details of her conversations with Bankman-Fried and documents he shared with her, and went on to attend every day of his trial in person and do videos on them.  On this episode of Unchained, Fong shares why she thinks SBF opened up to her, whether she ever had a romantic relationship with him, her unpleasant encounter with Sam Bankman-Fried’s mother at the trial, why she doesn’t really consider herself a crypto influencer, and what her plans are now that the trial is over. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights | What Tiffany did before getting into cryptoHow Tiffany lost most of her life savings in the Celsius bankruptcy and how that jumpstarted her journey into the content creation spaceHow did she get in touch with Sam Bankman-Fried and get him to speak with her after FTX’s collapseThe conversations Tiffany had with SBF during his house arrest Tiffany's response to the rumors about a romantic relationship with SBFHow Tiffany reacted to the DOJ reaching out to her for information before the SBF trial Why did she decide to go to the courtroom every day during the SBF trialTiffany’s unpleasant encounter with SBF's mom, Barbara FriedHow Tiffany feels about crypto, and why she doesn’t consider herself a "crypto influencer"What Tiffany’s career plans are now that the SBF trial is overThank you to our sponsors!  Arbitrum Foundation  |  Popcorn Network  | PhemexGuest |Tiffany Fong, Crypto content creatorLinks |RollingStone: The Crypto Whistleblower at the Center of the Sam Bankman-Fried Storm-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/11/23·46m 18s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | CZ's U.S. Criminal Case Settlement Allows Binance to Continue With a Cleaner Image

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores Binance, again, the Fed pivot, crypto markets and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Binance to Pay $4.3B to Settle U.S. Criminal Case; Changpeng 'CZ' Zhao Resigns as CEO and Pleads Guilty in Seattle After CZ Quits as Binance CEO, Richard Teng Looks Like the Heir Apparent Binance to Make 'Complete Exit' From U.S., Pay Billions to FinCEN, OFAC on Top of DOJ Settlement Jameson Lopp Post -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/11/23·11m 52s

UNCHAINED: Why Financial Advisors Are So Excited About a Spot Bitcoin ETF

Financial advisors in the US control $8 trillion in assets. Here’s why 77% are waiting for spot Bitcoin ETFs.According to surveys of financial advisors, only 12% are currently recommending that clients invest in Bitcoin, while 47% of advisors personally own Bitcoin and a whopping 77% say they are waiting for a spot Bitcoin ETF to become available so they can offer it to their clients. On this episode of Unchained, Ric Edelman, founder of the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals and author of “The Truth About Crypto,” explains how this should all lead to high demand once the first spot Bitcoin ETFs become available, although it will take some time for them to allocate. Edelman also discusses how FTX’s implosion impacted advisor perceptions of crypto, why investors have not been that excited by crypto futures ETFs, and which Bitcoin ETF issuers he believes are likely to be the big winners.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights | How regulatory confusion keeps financial advisors away from recommending Bitcoin to their clientsHow the collapse of FTX affected financial advisors’ interest in crypto, according to RicHow the knowledge level of financial advisors about Bitcoin is "extraordinarily low"Why 77% of investment advisors are willing to buy a spot Bitcoin ETFWhy there wasn't a huge interest from advisors after the launch of Bitcoin futures ETFsThe percentage of client portfolios that he expects they will allocate to BTCWhy Ric thinks there won't be huge inflows immediately after the approval of spot BTC ETFsHow financial advisors will decide whose ETF to buy, among the 12 potential issuersWhy he believes spot Ethereum ETFs have great growth potentialWhy he thinks tokenization might be the "next big thing" that will increase institutional activityTake the Unchained 2023 survey!Unchained is doing its annual survey. Let us know what we’re doing well, how we can improve, what you’d like to see more of, and generally, how we can serve you better. The survey also helps us find sponsors whose products and services would appeal to you. Plus, participating gives you an opportunity to win Unchained merch! Five randomly selected respondents will receive one free Unchained t-shirt or mug — your choice. Click here to participate. Thanks so much!Thank you to our sponsors!  LayerZero  | Popcorn NetworkGuest | Ric Edelman, Founder of the Digital Assets Council of Financial ProfessionalsPrevious appearance on Unchained: Financial Advisors Control $5 Trillion in Investor Wealth. Are They Buying Bitcoin?Links | Previous coverage on spot Bitcoin ETFs:How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Here’s One ProjectionWhy a Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Probably Launch No Later Than January 10Why It Looks Like BlackRock Could Win America’s First Spot Bitcoin ETFThe Chopping Block: Are We Back? The 'Low IQ' Response to the Potential Spot Bitcoin ETFUnchained: BlackRock Files for Spot Ethereum ETFThe Bitcoin ETF Is a Double-Edged SwordBitcoin ETFs Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?CoinDesk: BlackRock Bitcoin ETF in August Got on DTCC Site That Just Belatedly Moved Markets-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/11/23·1h 2m

MONEY REIMAGINED: Amidst Congressional Turbulence Senators Gillibrand and Lummis Speak on Overhauling Regulations at ‘State of Crypto’ in DC

At CoinDesk’s State of Crypto event in Washington, DC. Senators Gillibrand and Lummis discuss their bold comprehensive regulation bill aiming to unify all crypto interests under 'one tent.’ The conversation touches on the current legislative progress and the consequential impact on crypto innovation.This episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.In this week's episode of "Money Reimagined," amid our Thanksgiving week programming, we present a unique recording – host Michael Casey with an on-stage interview at CoinDesk's State of Crypto event in Washington DC last month with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming. As co-sponsors of a crucial bill (Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act) to overhaul crypto regulation, their insights offer a timely and significant perspective amidst the ongoing drama and turmoil in Congress, particularly on the day of the interview, coinciding with the House's vote on a nomination for speaker.Links | CoinDesk's State of Crypto Unpacking the Latest Lummis-Gillibrand Bill DraftLummis, Gillibrand Reintroduce Comprehensive Legislation To Create Regulatory Framework For Crypto Assets - Kirsten Gillibrand | U.S. Senator for New York -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity forbitcoin and ether trading. Participate in The Crypto Classic: Cryptocurrency Futures and OptionsTrading Challenge from Dec. 10-15 for the chance to win cash prizes. Compete against yourpeers while test-driving strategies for Bitcoin and Ether futures and options trading in a risk-freesimulated environment. Visit https://www.cmegroup.com/cryptoclassic to find out more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S Treasuries, and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold, and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get Started now at paypal.com/pyusd-Money Reimagined has been produced and edited by senior producer Michele Musso and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “The News Tonight ” by Shimmer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/11/23·31m 36s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Crypto Prices Shrug Off Binance and Kraken News, Signaling a More Mature Market

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores Binance, Kraken, U.S. recessions and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:Kraken Accused by SEC of Operating Unregistered Platform, Improperly Mixing Customer Funds Binance in Talks to Pay More Than $4B to End U.S. Criminal Case; CZ Could Still Face Charges: Bloomberg -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/11/23·9m 13s

GEN C: Inside Gods Unchained and the Evolution of Web3 Gaming With Daniel Paez of Immutable

On this episode of "Gen C," we dive into the current gaming landscape with Daniel Paez, vice president and executive producer of the Immutable digital trading card game Gods Unchained.Today's episode is sponsored by Chainalysis.This week, Avery and Sam interview Daniel Paez, the VP and Executive Producer of Gods Unchained, a successful digital trading card game from Immutable. Daniel shares insights from his experience in traditional gaming at places like Blizzard and discusses the state of Web3 gaming today, including how to build sustainable games and a potentially hot take on why ownership matters less to gamers than we think.Links mentioned from the podcast: Disney To Launch NFT Platform With Dapper Labs Featuring Pixar and Star WarsDaniel on TwitterGods Unchained WebsiteFollow us on Twitter: Sam Ewen, Avery Akkineni, CoinDesk, Vayner3-From our sponsor:Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, web3 companies, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance, and business intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Uyen Truong. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/11/23·46m 3s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Libertarian Candidate Javier Milei Wins Argentine Presidency

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores crypto moves, Argentina, Worldcoin and a surprise announcement about CoinDesk.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:OpenAI Ousts Sam Altman From CEO and Board Roles; Worldcoin Drops 12% Javier Milei Wins Argentine Presidency; Bitcoin Gains Nearly 3% Crypto Exchange Bullish Completes Purchase of CoinDesk: WSJ Fidelity Wants to Create an Ether ETF, Joining BlackRock in Doubling Down on Crypto -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/11/23·9m 43s

MARKETS DAILY: Featured Story | Congress Gets the Runaround From Regulators, Again

"If the broker rule proceeds as is, it will surely spell the near-total collapse of the crypto industry in the United States," writes Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith and DeFi Education Fund CEO Miller Whitehouse-Levine.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s featured story is an opinion piece from Kristin Smith and Miller Whitehouse-Levine, titled: “Congress Gets the Runaround From Regulators, Again,” written as part of Consensus Magazine's Tax Week.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/11/23·8m 55s

MARKETS DAILY: CoinDesk Market Index Week in Review

CoinDesk Indices presents six notable market movement highlights from last week.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) functions as a benchmark for the performance of the digital asset market, delivering institutional quality information to digital asset investors. Today’s takeaways are provided by Tracy Stephens, senior index manager of CoinDesk Indices with additional analysis from Todd Groth, head of index research at CoinDesk Indices. For more on the CMI you can visit: http://coindeskmarkets.com/.-From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/11/23·7m 25s

UNCHAINED: Could the Bank Secrecy Act Harm Crypto? Coin Center Thinks So

Coin Center’s Peter Van Valkenburgh believes that the U.S. Treasury could use the Bank Secrecy Act in a dark way against crypto developers. In this episode of Unchained, Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, explains why the IRS's proposed broker rule for tax reporting in crypto could harm the crypto industry as well as the security and privacy of users. He explains how Coin Center thinks the IRS should accomplish its aims, and why that would even work for collecting taxes on DeFi gains. Additionally, Peter explains why he believes the Bank Secrecy Act might be unconstitutional and how that could potentially affect developers building in crypto. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.Show highlights | What does the IRS's proposed broker rule entail for crypto tax reporting and why this could  have a negative impact on the industryWhat responsibilities do brokers in the crypto space now faceWhy the IRS didn’t use Congress's amended language from the infrastructure billWhy Peter argues that the IRS’s new proposed broker rule on crypto is unconstitutional and the principles at stakeThe alternative approaches Peter suggests the IRS could adopt for more effective and fair regulationWhy Peter has concerns for crypto developers about the potential application of the Bank Secrecy ActWhat actions Coin Center is undertaking to advocate for changes in the Bank Secrecy Act to better align with crypto realitiesWhy Coin Center is appealing in its lawsuit against the Treasury Department over the OFAC sanctions on Tornado CashThank you to our sponsors!  Arbitrum Foundation Popcorn NetworkGuest | Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin CenterPrevious appearances on Unchained: Why the SEC Is Probing Yuga Labs and Coin Center Is Suing TreasuryHow Coin Center Is Helping Define The 'Big Fuzzy Gray Area' Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency LawWhy the SEC's Proposed Rules Affecting DeFi Could Violate the First AmendmentLinks | IRS Crypto RegulationCoin Center: Report Electronic Cash, Decentralized Exchange, and the ConstitutionThe Blockchain Association’s letter opposing tax regulations proposed by the IRSCoinDesk: How the Crypto Industry Responded to the IRS Proposed Broker RulePatriot Act California Bankers Assn. v. ShultzBank Secrecy ActCoin Center:Report Broad, Ambiguous, or Delegated: Constitutional Infirmities of the Bank Secrecy ActTornado CashCoin Center:U.S. Treasury sanction of privacy tools places sweeping restrictions on all AmericansCoin Center is suing OFAC over its Tornado Cash sanctionDenial of Coin Center’s motion in its case against the US Treasury over OFAC sanctions-Unchained Podcast is Produced by Laura Shin Media, LLC.  Distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Michele Musso and Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/11/23·38m 51s

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Which Asset Would Benefit More From a U.S. Spot ETF – Bitcoin, or Ether?

Noelle Acheson, the mind behind the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, explores consumer signals, energy prices, market moves, ETF comparisons and more.Today's episode is sponsored by CME Group and PayPal.To get the show every day, follow the podcast here.Today’s Stories:A Physical Dogecoin Could Reach the Moon in December (WMT) Walmart Lifts Profit Outlook, Stays Cautious on US Consumers - Bloomberg Target (TGT) Profit Blows Past Expectations Amid Leaner Inventories - Bloomberg Home Depot (HD) Narrows Guidance for Full Year Profit, Revenue - Bloomberg -From our sponsors:CME Group Cryptocurrency futures and options provide market-leading liquidity for bitcoin and ether trading. These cash-settled contracts give full exposure to crypto performance without the hassle of holding the physical position. No digital wallet? No problem. Trade nearly 24/7 in a transparent, CFTC-regulated market. Visit cmegroup.com/crypto to learn more.Disclaimer:This communication is not directed to investors located in any particular jurisdiction and is not intended to be accessed by recipients based in jurisdictions in which distribution is not permitted. The information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Trading derivatives products involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.-PYUSD, a stablecoin made for Payments. 1USD = 1PYUSD.Introducing PayPal’s new digital currency, PayPal USD (PYUSD), a stablecoin backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents. Buy, sell, hold and transfer it in our app or site and explore Web3 with a payments brand that has been trusted for over 20 years.Get started now at paypal.com/pyusd.-This episode was hosted by Noelle Acheson. “Markets Daily” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. All original music by Doc Blust and Colin Mealey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/11/23·13m 1s