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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.

Aug 16, 2022

Surojit Chatterjee, chief product officer at Coinbase, comes to talk about what products Coinbase is building, how it can thrive in such a competitive landscape, how to onboard billions of users into crypto, and much more. 


Show highlights:

  • how Surojit got into crypto and ended up at Coinbase
  • what sets Coinbase apart...

Aug 12, 2022

Jerry Brito, executive director of Coin Center, talks about Tornado Cash, why it was sanctioned, and what this means for privacy in crypto. 


Show highlights:

  • what is and how it relates to Tornado Cash
  • how hackers have used Tornado Cash to launder money
  • whether the Office of Foreign Assets Control made a...

Aug 11, 2022

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Hasu, the gourmand of governance and Rune Christensen, chief mischief maker at MKR, discuss how to manage a DAO, their respective visions for...

Aug 9, 2022

Layne Haber, Co-founder of Connext Network, discusses the Nomad bridge hack, how it happened, and what can be done to prevent these exploits. 


Show highlights:

  • what Nomad is and how it works
  • how the hack occurred and what the vulnerability was
  • how much TVL the protocol had and how much of it was drained
  • why the Nomad...

Aug 5, 2022

Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, comes to talk about the possibility of a Proof of Work chain on Ethereum after the Merge, the LUNA death spiral, how he plans to play the Merge, and much more... 


Show highlights:

  • how Kevin got started in crypto 
  • what Galois Capital is and what its investment thesis is
  • why...