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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.

Jun 29, 2021

Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, and Tim Beiko, Ethereum Foundation core-dev facilitator, discuss the upcoming upgrade to the Ethereum network, EIP 1559. Show highlights:

  • why Tim believes EIP 1559 is necessary
  • what narrative is driving EIP 1559
  • what problems the network upgrade will solve
  • how Ethereum transactions/fees...

Jun 25, 2021

Will Clemente, author of the BTC by WC3 newsletter, breaks down the current state of Bitcoin’s on-chain activity and explains why he believes the market is in a mid-cycle lull rather than turning bearish. Show highlights: 

  • why Will is not worried about a bear market
  • what indicators make Will believe BTC is in...

Jun 22, 2021

Aaron Lammer, author and host of the Exit Scam podcast, recounts the mysterious and controversial death of QuadrigaCX’s founder Gerald Cotton. Show highlights:

  • A quick recap of QuadrigaCX
  • why Aaron felt compelled to create a series on QuadrigaCX
  • how Gerald Cotton, a lifelong Ponzi-addict, came to be the CEO of...

Jun 18, 2021

Jaynti Kanani, cofounder and CEO of Polygon, discusses why the layer 2 solution has seen so much success during a down crypto market. Show highlights:

  • what factors have led to Polygon’s and MATIC's impressive performance YTD
  • how Polygon is scaling Ethereum
  • what types of projects are taking off on Polygon
  • how Polygon...

Jun 15, 2021

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Unchained, I answer some questions submitted to me by the audience. In this episode, I cover:

  • what I think about the relationship between psychedelics and crypto
  • the most entertaining guest I’ve interviewed on Unchained
  • why Coinbase founders may have a more impactful future on...