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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.

Jul 31, 2022

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Balaji Srinivasan discusses his latest book, “The Network State, how different digital tools like crypto will help empower network states, and...

Jul 29, 2022

Marisa Tashman, policy counsel at Blockchain Association, analyzes the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to name nine tokens as securities and investigate whether Coinbase lists securities.

Show highlights: 

  • why the SEC named tokens as securities in an insider trading case where no exchanges or...

Jul 26, 2022

Two crypto law experts, WassieLawyer and Adam Levitin, analyze the bankruptcies of 3AC, Celsius, and Voyager.

Show highlights:

  • the difference between Voyager and Celsius “custody” and “earn” deposits
  • why Celsius commingling customer custody and earn deposits could make it harder for creditors to get their...

Jul 22, 2022

Adam Cochran, partner at Cinneamhain Ventures, discusses the impact of 3AC’s impending liquidation. Show topics:

  • why 3AC founders (and family members) are listing themselves as creditors
  • what the “corporate veil” is and why it matters regarding 3AC
  • where retail investors stand in the pecking order of creditors 

Jul 19, 2022

Nelson Rauda, Salvadoran journalist for El Faro, comes to talk about the impact of Bitcoin in El Salvador, the needs of Salvadoran people, Bitcoin City and the Bitcoin Bond, and much more. 


Show highlights:

  • Nelson’s story and how he began covering BTC
  • what kind of politician and president Nayib Bukele was before...