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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 21, 2020

Camila Russo, founder of The Defiant and author of a new book on Ethereum, "The Infinite Machine," speaks about how currency controls in Argentina got her interested in crypto and explains why she chose to tell the Ethereum story. She discusses:

  • how she started covering the crypto space
  • what it was like living through currency controls in Argentina
  • why she started focusing on Ethereum instead of Bitcoin
  • what’s in her new book, The Infinite Machine
  • the most pivotal moments in Ethereum’s history
  • possible risks to Ethereum 2.0 because of delays
  • whether competing protocols could take market share away from Ethereum
  • the most surprising aspect of the Ethereum story
  • starting her own DeFi-focused media platform, The Defiant
  • why she launched ‘CAMI’ tokens and how they are used
  • the significance of ERC-20 tokens having a higher market cap than ETH
  • her predictions about trends and promising projects in the DeFi space


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Episode links: 

Camila Russo:

The Infinite Machine:

The Defiant:


Excerpt from The Infinite Machine on CoinDesk:


Decrypt review:


Camila on what Ethereum has accomplished in five years:


Hidden Forces podcast with Camila:


Camila in the Keen On podcast:

Ethereum 2.0 phase 0 may not go live until 2021: