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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Dec 29, 2020

Host Laura Shin recaps the biggest stories of the year in crypto, with clips from shows throughout the year. In this episode, we cover how the pandemic drove Bitcoin to new all-time highs, how regulation began to come for the crypto space in a big way, plus new trends in DeFi, corporate structures, and how ETH will change as an asset. 


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Episode links: 

Meltem Demirors on Bitcoin’s behavior during the recession


Mike Novogratz and Raoul Pal on Bitcoin’s relation to fiat


Chamath Palihapitiya on Bitcoin as a financial hedge


Cathie Wood and Dan Tapiero on corporate adoption of Bitcoin


Dave Jevans and Siân Jones on regulation and VASPs 


Jake Chervinsky and Kristin Smith on the Swiss Rule and self-hosted wallets


Jeremy Allaire and Kristin Smith on Mnuchin’s proposed FinCEN rule


Jessi Brooks and Zia Faruqui on cryptocurrencies facilitating illicit activity 


Brian Brooks on Americans accepting more privacy restrictions


Meltem Demirors on privacy being under attack


Haseeb Qureshi on the maturation of DeFi 


Vitalik Buterin on risks that still exist in DeFi


Taylor Monahan and Dan Guido on DeFi security 


Vitalik Buterin reflecting on the last five years of Ethereum 


Ryan Watkins on Ethereum 2.0 


Olaf Carlson-Wee on DeFi impacting the traditional corporate structure

Andrew Cronje on shifting corporate structures