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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.
 
Known for providing unparalleled access to the most diverse offering of expert voices in the Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Industry - Crypto Current is bridging the gap between the curious newcomers who are just discovering the space and the thought leaders who are shaping its future. Join us every week to hear from featured guests and learn about all the recent developments and trending stories that impact the future of money.
 
Things are changing fast in the world of financial technology. The BIG Podcast explores the impact of financial technology innovations on the every day person. Top financial industry guests will give us exciting insights into technologies that will shape the way we manage and spend our money.
 
Bitcoin, blockchain, distributed ledger, and cryptocurrency will change our future. They are terms to describe components of a technological and social revolution on the horizon. Yet, any talk of bitcoin, alternative coins (alt coins) such as ethereum, eos, ripple, or initial coin offerings (ICO’s) often come with significant speculation and hype that makes it difficult to take seriously the extraordinary underlying technology of distributed ledgers and their impact to our future. Consensus ...
 
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Adrian Krion just us to discuss how you can earn crypto while playing video games on Womplay. A gamer at heart, Adrian grew up living and breathing the gaming world. From age 7, when he created its first game, Adrian kept dreaming of something bigger. He launched several electronic trading systems, designed and developed markets for 7 years at Deut…
 
Reshma Patel, a Democratic candidate for New York City’s Comptroller position, talks about her “future proof” plan for the city, which centers on investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In this episode, she discusses: what duties the New York City Controller performs how Reshma thinks crypto and blockchain tech can help New York Ci…
 
Today’s interview comes from the Miami Crypto Experience where we had Kenn Bosak in a $2M NFT Discussing NFTs. Kenn has been a Bitcoiner Since, 2015 and living 100% off Bitcoin since, 2016. He has traveled around the world attending over 200 Blockchain conferences, meet ups and events. He’s here to shill crypto into mass adoption, one nocoiner at a…
 
Crypto sits at the intersection of two male-dominated industries: tech and finance. I was asked to moderate a panel for the Amber Group with four leading women in crypto to discuss the role of gender in the crypto industry and what can be done to bring more women into the space. Panelists include Mia Deng, partner at Dragonfly Capital; Amy Zhang, v…
 
On today’s show George Gvazava joins us to discuss how Cryptx is a crypto wallet, exchange, trading terminal, development group and more! George brings diverse finance expertise from his roles at Deloitte, Galt & Taggart (the largest investment bank in Georgia), and, as the CFO at Brokers.IO, a group of fintech companies. Most recently, he became a…
 
Dan Finlay, co-founder of MetaMask, talks about the meteoric growth of monthly active users of the crypto wallet, which has quintupled in the past seven months. In this episode, he discusses: which crypto use case drove MetaMask’s active user base to grow 5x in under a year what types of scaling solutions are drawing users to MetaMask how MetaMask …
 
On today’s show George Gvazava joins us to discuss how Cryptx is a crypto wallet, exchange, trading terminal, development group and more! George brings diverse finance expertise from his roles at Deloitte, Galt & Taggart (the largest investment bank in Georgia), and, as the CFO at Brokers.IO, a group of fintech companies. Most recently, he became a…
 
Devin Finzer, co-founder and CEO of NFT marketplace OpenSea, talks all things non-fungible. Check out the whole show to hear Devin answer the following questions: First Half: Breaking Down NFTs Why did he become so interested in NFTs ? What is an NFT? Why have NFTs become so popular recently? Who is creating NFTs? Who is purchasing NFTs? Are we in …
 
Medha Parlikar joins us to discuss how Casper Labs is accelerating enterprise and developer adoption of blockchain technology. Medha is the CTO and one of the co-founders of CasperLabs. She started working with technology in the early 80’s, building computers in the basement. For the past 2 decades, she has been delivering production SaaS software …
 
Robbie Ferguson, co-founder and president of Immutable, talks about how Immutable is transforming the NFT industry through its layer 2 solution, Immutable X, which just launched April 8. In this episode, he discusses: what sort of problems Immutable is solving by creating a layer 2 solution (1:21) why scalability is especially an issue for NFTs in …
 
In a fun change of pace, I was interviewed by the On Deck Podcaster Fellowship about the origins of Unchained pod, how my background as a journalist prepared me for podcasting, and tips for aspiring creators. Episode highlights: why I believe the Unchained podcast has been successful and how my penchant for asking tough questions came about (1:48) …
 
Benjamin Diggles joins us to discuss how the Constellation Network is cybersecurity for big data validation, notarization, and scalable interoperability. Benjamin is the Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder of Constellation Network (https://constellationnetwork.io/). Benjamin has been an active participant in web, software development, and digital de…
 
Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson, talks about Coinbase’s performance on its first day as a public company. In this episode, Gil discusses: the significance of Coinbase going public (1:05) why doing a direct listing was a risky move (1:31) why he revised his price target for COIN from $440 to $650 (3:17) how investing in COIN as a “p…
 
Quin Weidner joins us to discuss how Shyft is unlocking trust, identity, and credibility networks for humanity. Quin is president of Node Providers. NP provides infrastructure and sysadmin support to early stage crypto projects as well as renewable power generation for bitcoin mining data centers. Quin has a background in renewable energy developme…
 
In an interview I moderated at Real Vision’s “Crypto Gathering,” Peter L Brandt, veteran trader and publisher of the Factor Report, and Willy Woo, prominent on-chain Bitcoin analyst and author of the “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, discuss Bitcoin charts, trading, and how Bitcoin is evolving as an asset. They cover: why Pe…
 
On this episode, Richard sits down with Rafael Cosman to talk about his team's new DeFi protocol for uncollateralized lending, called TrueFi. Prior to TrustToken, Rafael helped build StreetCode, a non-profit that teaches East Palo Alto youth technical skills, and worked at Google Brain, Palantir, and Kernel. Rafael graduated from Stanford Universit…
 
Larry Cermak, director of research at The Block, discusses the upcoming Coinbase direct listing in light of the exchange’s recently released Q1 revenue hitting an impressive $1.8 billion. In this episode, Larry talks about: significant takeaways from Coinbase’s Q1 results (1:04) how Coinbase was able to increase its non-transaction revenue in Q1 an…
 
Today Wasim Ahmad joins us to discuss how you can secure your digital assets to future generations using Vault12. Wasim is a serial entrepreneur with five exits and an advisor in the fields of AI, the blockchain, cryptocurrency and encryption solutions. At Vault12, he led the private and public fundraising - one of the world’s first STOs and focuse…
 
Mark Cuban -- billionaire investor, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and Shark Tank “shark” -- shares his thoughts on the Ethereum vs. BTC debate, issues with DeFi, and how NFTs could change content distribution. Tune in to hear Mark talk about... why ETH is a better store of value than BTC (1:08) why bitcoin as an inflation hedge is a bananas narrat…
 
Chris Dcosta with Totem joins us to discuss accounting without having to carry out manual entry or reconciliation. Totem is building a real-time global accounting ledger disrupting the accounting industry. Our goal is to replace accounting software within 10 years, and in the very near future Totem will change the way you account for everything — t…
 
Dave Jevans, CEO of Cipher Trace, talks about what the new draft guidance from the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) means for DeFi, NFTs, and crypto in general. In this show, he breaks down: the six main areas the draft guidance covers, including the expansion of KYC regulatory standards into DeFi (1:07) how a dex like Uniswap would operate under…
 
Today Miss Teen Crypto joins us to discuss how she is bringing Bitcoin education to Gen Z. She is an 18 year old girl from NYC that loves crypto! Her main goal is to spread crypto adoption to Gen Z. You can join her at her Bitcoin 101 workshop at the Miami Crypto Experience! Gen Z and many others hear the word "Bitcoin" on a daily basis, but do not…
 
Ben Armstrong, aka BitBoy Crypto, joins us to discuss why DeFi should be one of your top priorities for 2021. The BitBoy Crypto YouTube Channel was founded in January of 2018 by Ben Armstrong. Since then, BitBoy Crypto has become one of the most recognized news channels for the latest updates on Bitcoin & cryptocurrency. Over the last two years, th…
 
Olta Andoni, fintech and IP Attorney at Zlatkin Wong and adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, Tonya Evans, visiting Full Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law School and host of the podcast Tech Intersect, and Stuart Levi, co-head of the Intellectual Property and Technology practice at Skadden Arps and coordinator of the firm's …
 
Joe Reiben joins us to discuss how you can experience better trading depth, security and transaction speed on Mandala Exchange. Joseph Reiben is the Chief Executive Officer of Mandala Exchange, as well as a regulatory, business and tax attorney based in Denver Colorado and St. Paul, Minnesota. Joseph received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell …
 
Today Blockchain Wayne joins us to discuss why you should join us at the Miami Crypto Experience April 21-23 2021! Miami Crypto Experience is not “just another conference”, we’re focused on creating a hands on interactive environment for attendees. Two full days of workshops from Crypto 101 to Master Classes, with an All Inclusive NFT gala. 60+ ven…
 
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez talks about how Miami plans to be the crypto capital of the world. In this show, he discusses: what Miami is doing to become the crypto capital of the world (1:40) why he feels so strongly about bringing crypto to Miami (3:09) the relationship between cryptocurrencies and government (4:08) why he believes that, in the fut…
 
Mark Anstead joins us to discuss how you can utilize Numio for zkRollups that allow fast, cheap, and secure transfers. Mark is the Co-Founder and Director of Business Development for Numio. 2x Founder, and is helping various teams in the Ethereum ecosystem, like PhoenixDAO, Uptrennd, and the Indexcoop. Links: Website: https://numio.one/ App: https:…
 
Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Engines, and Matthew Kolesky, president at Arbor Capital, discuss the state of Bitcoin adoption amongst financial advisors, who control $5 trillion in investor wealth. In this episode, they talk about: their background and why they got into crypto (1:25) how most RIAs (registered investment advisors) view d…
 
Today Mike Berland and Trevor Briggs join us to discuss how to build momentum in your business and life. Prior to founding Decode_M, Mike was CEO of Edelman Berland and president of Penn, Schoen & Berland. He has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic advisor and communications consultant. His areas of expertise include consumer behavior a…
 
MetaKovan, the pseudonymous buyer of Beeple’s Everydays NFT and founder of MetaPurse, talks about his recent $69 million purchase. In this episode, he discusses: why he bought Everydays: The First 5000 Days for $69 million (1:57) Beeple’s 13-year “proof of effort” process of creating art and why Beeple has the potential to become a generational art…
 
Luc Jodet joins us to discuss how Arianee is providing valuable objects with an authentic, secure digital twin through NFTs. Luc is the co-founder of Arianee, the digital identity protocol that enables augmented ownership protocol. Luc started his career as a Business Analyst in a Fortune 500 company. He then co-founded BUYECO, a Renewable Energy M…
 
Jamie Burke, CEO of Outlier Ventures, and Mason Nystrom, a research analyst at Messari, discuss the NFT craze that has enveloped the crypto world over the past few weeks. In this episode, they talk about: their backgrounds, and how they became involved in crypto (1:19) the major catalysts -- specifically Beeple and NBA Top Shot -- that have brought…
 
Jack Jia joins us to discuss how Sendwyre is creating world-class payment APIs to power your fintech application. Jack is the first employee and VP of Business at Wyre. He's been working full-time professionally in crypto since 2013 and has acquired a deep understanding of crypto in relation to fx, payments, compliance, and fintech in general. Wyre…
 
Brendan McGill, co-founder of Offsetra and Carbon.fyi, a company focused on reducing carbon emissions, talks about the environmental impact of NFTs. In this episode, Brendan discusses: his career as an environmentalist and how his sites intersect with crypto (1:07) why online art platform ArtStation canceled its plans to create an NFT program (3:21…
 
Today Crypto Current’s new COO Steven Miller joins us to discuss how you can stay Crypto Current with us on Clubhouse! Steven Miller is a purpose-driven Serial Entrepreneur on a mission to make the world a more vibrant place. He's been making that happen via his creative agency called Decisive Leap, where he helps Thought Leaders and Micro Business…
 
Glen shares highlights of CUNA’s just-completed Government Affairs Conference, including an interview with CUNA Economists Mike Schenk and Jordan Van Rijn recapping their always popular Economic Update and implications for both Main Street and credit unions. Plus acquisitions, re-brandings and (slim) hopes for crossing the aisle.…
 
Antonio Juliano, founder of the decentralized exchange dYdX, and Eli Ben-Sasson, cofounder of StarkWare, discuss the recent launch of dYdX on Ethereum layer 2 using StarkWare’s scaling technology. In this episode, they cover: what cross-margin perpetual trading is and why dYdX chose StarkWare to be its scaling partner (1:13) ZK rollups and how they…
 
Stuart Popejoy joins us to discuss how Kadena is providing unlimited scalability to the blockchain. Stuart is Founder and CEO of Kadena and the author of the Pact smart contract language. Stuart has over 15 years experience building trading and exchange systems in the financial industry and over 27 years in software. Previously, Stuart built the JP…
 
Gil Luria, director of research at D.A. Davidson, talks about the upcoming Coinbase direct listing and his recent research note, “Introducing Crypto’s Amazon Moment.” In this episode, Gil discusses: his crypto background, including his experience as the first Wall Street analyst to cover Bitcoin back in 2013 (1:27) why the Coinbase IPO is going to …
 
Today Russell LaCour with Tantra Labs joins us to discuss how you can earn 12% APY in Bitcoin & Ethereum every year. Russell is the Co Founder and CTO of Tantra Labs, an Algorithmic Prop Desk that gives 12% interest on BTC and ETH. Russell has been in the Bitcoin space since 2011 and has been an Algorithmic developer since 2015. After going to Indi…
 
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