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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.

Mar 30, 2021

Olta Andoni, fintech and IP Attorney at Zlatkin Wong and adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, Tonya Evans, visiting Full Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law School and host of the podcast Tech Intersect, and Stuart Levi, co-head of the Intellectual Property and Technology practice at Skadden Arps...

Mar 26, 2021

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez talks about how Miami plans to be the crypto capital of the world. In this show, he discusses:

  • what Miami is doing to become the crypto capital of the world (1:40)
  • why he feels so strongly about bringing crypto to Miami (3:09)
  • the relationship between cryptocurrencies and government (4:08)

Mar 23, 2021

Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Engines, and Matthew Kolesky, president at Arbor Capital, discuss the state of Bitcoin adoption amongst financial advisors, who control $5 trillion in investor wealth. In this episode, they talk about:

  • their background and why they got into crypto (1:25)
  • how most RIAs...

Mar 19, 2021

MetaKovan, the pseudonymous buyer of Beeple’s Everydays NFT and founder of MetaPurse, talks about his recent $69 million purchase. In this episode, he discusses:

  • why he bought Everydays: The First 5000 Days for $69 million (1:57)
  • Beeple’s 13-year “proof of effort” process of creating art and why Beeple has the...

Mar 16, 2021

Jamie Burke, CEO of Outlier Ventures, and Mason Nystrom, a research analyst at Messari, discuss the NFT craze that has enveloped the crypto world over the past few weeks. In this episode, they talk about:

  • their backgrounds, and how they became involved in crypto (1:19)
  • the major catalysts -- specifically Beeple and NBA...