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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 30, 2022

Andrew Hinkes, partner at K&L Gates and adjunct professor at NYU, and Martin Köppelmann, co-founder of Gnosis, talk about the sanctions on Tornado Cash, how they will impact Ethereum on the base layer, and the likelihood of having two chains. 


Show highlights:

  • the legal meaning of the OFAC sanctions on Tornado Cash...

Aug 26, 2022

Travis Kling, Chief Investment Officer at Ikigai Asset Management, talks about how ETH changes after the Merge, what factors are going to affect its price action, and whether it can decouple from traditional assets. 


Show highlights:

  • how the supply and demand dynamics of ETH will change after the Merge
  • why he...

Aug 23, 2022

Stephane Gosselin, cofounder and chief architect of Flashbots, and Uri Klarman, CEO of bloXrouteLabs, joined Unchained to discuss everything about MEV, an especially important topic now with the Merge coming. 

Show highlights:

  • what MEV is, how it works under Proof of Work
  • some examples of MEV, like frontrunning...

Aug 19, 2022

Ari Redbord, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, talks about the sanctions on Tornado Cash, and the role of blockchain analytics tools in crypto. 


Show highlights:

  • Ari’s background as a federal prosecutor and his work for the US Treasury
  • why regulators sanctioned Tornado Cash, according to Ari
  • why the...

Aug 18, 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, Laura Shin, host of Unchained and author of The Cryptopians, also joined the conversation. 


Show topics:

  • What Tornado Cash is and why it got...