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Today’s CPI numbers came in at a better-than-expected 8.5% annual inflation and 0% monthly. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR. The biggest driver of the macroeconomic backdrop is inflation. At the last FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve made it clear that its fall decisions about interest-rate increases would be driv…
 
With BTC and ETH jumping in the minutes after the release of a lower-than-expected CPI for July, plus a look at a startling origin story for Solana DeFi, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with its latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here. Featured Story: The Fake Team That Made Sol…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. "The Hash" panel discusses Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s post on Twitter about using Tornado Cash to make a donation to support Ukraine. Plus, social media giant Reddit has formed a partnership with FTX Pay to allow users to pay gas fees on transactions using community points. See …
 
An alternative take on the labor market following last week’s BLS jobs report. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR. Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 528,000 U.S. jobs were added in July. This was nearly double economists’ estimates. The Biden administration used the report as evidence that there…
 
With bitcoin and ether trading lower as investors focus on the upcoming Merge, plus a look at how some crypto adversaries are using the market downturn to support their criticisms, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories: 24 Hour Stock Market and Forex Data - After-Hour…
 
The U.S. Treasury Department’s OFAC has added Tornado Cash and all associated addresses to the sanctions list. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR. In breaking news, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced on Monday that it was adding Tornado Cash and associated addresses to its sanct…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses the U.S. Treasury Department banning all Americans from using the decentralized crypto mixing service Tornado Cash. Plus, cryptocurrency-focused financial services firm Galaxy Digital (GLXY.TO) reports second-quarter earnings amid recent market turbulence. This epi…
 
With both BTC and ETH starting the day with gains over 5% while trading volumes suggest the rally may be short lived, plus a look at an interesting use case for stablecoins, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here. Featured Story: What Is…
 
A reading of essays from Casa's Jameson Lopp and NLW. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. On this “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads: What Is Crypto’s Downfall? Its Complexity – Jameson Lopp Complexity Theater – NLW - Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company safe…
 
On today’s show, CoinDesk Chief Insights Columnist and Chris Gabriel of Meme Analysis discuss memes live at Consensus 2022. The meme is more than a simple internet joke; it is now a vessel for libido, the force behind all cultural movements, and a powerful force reshaping the economy. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. - Algorand is shaping the…
 
A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: Tiffany Unveils $50K CryptoPunk Necklace Nomad Bridge Exploit Robinhood Cuts Workforce by Nearly a Quarter Coi…
 
A new report from the U.K. Law Commission has large implications. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW homes in on an interesting report out of the U.K. that would define crypto as a fundamentally new type of property – something that some crypto lawyers have been arguing in the U.…
 
On today’s show Adam B. Levine and former co-host John Biggs take a humorous look at the world of Flash Loans, in this flashback episode. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Read the full story here. - Algorand is shaping the future with the world’s greenest blockchain technology. Algorand delivers security, scalability, and speed without sacrif…
 
With bitcoin witnessing some downside as the U.S. jobs report ended up showing further acceleration relative to June, and a look at the challenge of complexity, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here. Featured Story: What Is Crypto’s Dow…
 
Exploits of Nomad and Slope Wallet led to millions of losses this week. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. One of the biggest challenges to the mainstreaming of crypto is the propensity for novel protocols to be exploited. This week, the Nomad bridge was drained of some $200 million while another vulnerability led to more…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. "The Hash" hosts unpack Meta’s NFT integration on Instagram platform now live across 100 countries, and Indian authorities freeze the assets of crypto-exchange WazirX. See also: Meta Confirms NFT Rollout Across 100 Countries Amid Coinbase Integration Indian Government Raids Director of Bina…
 
This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR. What is it with sports and crypto? Crypto does reward and incentivize actions that reinforce a sense of belonging to a community that sporting institutions, athletes and fans all know well. But with this crypto winter, will fans be left with something of lasting value that enhances their engagement with…
 
This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR. What is it with sports and crypto? Crypto does reward and incentivize actions that reinforce a sense of belonging to a community that sporting institutions, athletes and fans all know well. But with this crypto winter, will fans be left with something of lasting value that enhances their engagement with…
 
This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR. What is it with sports and crypto? Crypto does reward and incentivize actions that reinforce a sense of belonging to a community that sporting institutions, athletes and fans all know well. But with this crypto winter, will fans be left with something of lasting value that enhances their engagement with…
 
BlackRock partners with Coinbase as Fairfax County pensions get into yield farming. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. One would be forgiven for thinking the crypto institutional narrative is dead. Tesla sold bitcoin. Cboe took a huge write-down on the exchange it bought last year. Even Cathie Wood and ARK sold $COIN! But…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. "The Hash" team unpacks asset management giant BlackRock's (BLK) partnership with crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) and the Robinhood (HOOD) CEO's response to FTX acquisition rumors. See also: BlackRock to Offer Crypto for Institutional Investors Through Coinbase Prime Robinhood CEO Shuts D…
 
With bitcoin appearing to be unaffected by the news of the Bank of England announcing its biggest interest rate rise in 27 years, plus a look at how a successful CEO built a DAO, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories: Stock Futures Waver Ahead of Earnings, Jobless Dat…
 
“It’s about labels, it’s about people having fun fighting each other… Nothing regarding technology is at stake here,” says host Anna Baydakova of the bitcoin maximalism debate. “Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller and Anna Baydakova discuss the long-running and fundamental debate at the center of crypto subculture that pits bitcoin maximalists, those w…
 
“It’s about labels, it’s about people having fun fighting each other… Nothing regarding technology is at stake here,” says host Anna Baydakova of the bitcoin maximalism debate. “Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller and Anna Baydakova discuss the long-running and fundamental debate at the center of crypto subculture that pits bitcoin maximalists, those w…
 
A new bipartisan bill would make the CFTC the primary regulator of crypto and crypto exchanges. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. Another day, another bipartisan crypto bill. On today’s episode, NLW covers the latest in a string of legislation that shows that Congress and the Senate are taking their role in determining h…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, August 3, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss a Wall Street Journal report saying that Facebook will bet big on the creator economy. Also, they dive into the Solana wallets hack and the staff layoff at broker Robinhood. See also: Solana Wallets Targeted in Latest Multimillion-Dollar Hack Broker Robinhood S…
 
With BTC and ETH trading in the green despite network hacks on the Solana blockchain, plus a look at how big crypto stadium sponsorships work, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here. Featured Story: Crypto.com and FTX Bet Big on Stadium …
 
A breakdown of the strategic rationale (or lack thereof) of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. After weeks of speculation, debate and increasingly bellicose rhetoric, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has decided to go to Taiwan. In today’s episode, NLW …
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, August 2, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including Solana-based non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Magic Eden going multichain and the Nomad Bridge exploit that cost the platform nearly $200 million. This episode has been edited by Eleanor Pahl. Our executive producer is Jared Sch…
 
With the correlation between crypto and stock markets strengthening as global markets take a hit amid heightening geopolitical tensions, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories: Stocks Edge Lower to Start Month - WSJ Stocks fall as China warns against Nancy Pelosi’s vis…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, August 1, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. selling 250 customized, diamond-encrusted CryptoPunk pendant necklaces for 30 ETH a pop to holders of the NFT, and NFT platform OneOf's latest funding round led by the American Express. See also: Jewelry Brand Tiffany and Co. Unveils $5…
 
NLW reviews what happened in TradFi and Crypto markets in July. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. In today’s episode, NLW looks at June and July as paired months that remade the market landscape. He looks at market data, key events in crypto and key events in macro to paint a picture of where things stand heading into Au…
 
With bitcoin falling below $24K yet still trading steadily, plus a look at crypto’s equivalent of the Apple store, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. This episode is sponsored by Algorand. Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here. Featured Story: Why Sports and Crypto Getting Together Is a Win-Win - Algorand is …
 
An argument that, despite the excesses of this cycle, crypto will continue to develop credit models. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s “The Credit Crunch Is Not the End of Crypto Lending.” - Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow…
 
On today’s show, Joseph Bradley, head of business development at Heirloom, takes a deeper look at the intersection of crypto and sports. Read the full story here. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust with original music by Doc Blust & Colin Mealey. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https:…
 
A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, July 30, 2022. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up. “Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including: The U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates another 75 basis points. A reported Securities and Exchange Commission …
 
An argument for why markets could be more rather than less volatile in the months to come. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at four reasons markets could see heightened volatility between now and November: Fund managers making YOLO bets to avoid redemptions Inflation surp…
 
On today’s show, CoinDesk columnist and partner at Castle Island Ventures, Nic Carter, takes a look at the history of credit and why even industry-shaking failures aren’t likely its end. Read the full story here. This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust with original music by Doc Blust & Colin Mealey. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.c…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, July 29, 2022. "The Hash" group discuss a report that troubled crypto lender Babel Finance has lost $280 million in customer funds through proprietary trades, and crypto exchange KuCoin offering retail investors fractional ownership of top non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the form of an exchange-traded fund…
 
With two quarters of negative GDP growth, are we in a recession or not? This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. “Recession” is the latest word to run afoul of our shifting definitions and political newspeak. This week, numbers from Q2 came out showing that the U.S. had seen a declining GDP for the second quarter in a row – a f…
 
With bitcoin on track for its best month since October as a busy week for U.S. economic news ends with a fresh inflation surprise, plus a look at the intersection between sports and crypto, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup. Today's Stories...Read the full show notes here. Featured Story: Why Sports and Crypto Getting …
 
This episode is sponsored by Circle. Can decentralized organizations help lower the costs of medications and accelerate medical research? On today’s episode of “Money Reimagined,” host Michael Casey sits down with Genetic Networks Founder & Chairman Gennaro D'Urso to talk about his efforts to change the inefficiencies of Big Pharma by using a revol…
 
This episode is sponsored by Circle. Can decentralized organizations help lower the costs of medications and accelerate medical research? On today’s episode of “Money Reimagined,” host Michael Casey sits down with Genetic Networks Founder & Chairman Gennaro D'Urso to talk about his efforts to change the inefficiencies of Big Pharma by using a revol…
 
This episode is sponsored by Circle. Can decentralized organizations help lower the costs of medications and accelerate medical research? On today’s episode of “Money Reimagined,” host Michael Casey sits down with Genetic Networks Founder & Chairman Gennaro D'Urso to talk about his efforts to change the inefficiencies of Big Pharma by using a revol…
 
The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, July 28, 2022 Gross domestic product declined at an annualized pace of 0.9% in the second quarter, marking two consecutive quarters of economic contraction. "The Hash" team discusses what that means for the crypto market. Plus, a closer look at Meta Platform’s latest earnings results. See also: Faceboo…
 
Bitcoin is up more than 10% since the FOMC presser. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. Yesterday was “Fed Day” and the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its second 75 basis point interest rate hike in a row. Despite the fastest pace of monetary tightening in a generation, markets rallied after Chair Jerome Powell’s presser. …
 
“Elon rugged you. He said they had diamond hands, he said that they were committed for the long term. This was actually another accounting play by Tesla that benefited them, and they don't really care about bitcoin.” - David Z. Morris Morris, chief insights columnist at CoinDesk, joins “Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Anna Baydako…
 
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