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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.

Sep 30, 2022

Nikhilesh De, CoinDesk's managing editor for global policy and regulation, comes to talk about the CFTC lawsuit against Ooki DAO and the potential consequences across the crypto industry. 


Show highlights:

  • the enforcement action against Ooki DAO and the CFTC’s arguments behind it
  • whether bZx’s statements that the...

Sep 27, 2022

Zack Guzman, journalist and Coinage host, and Jongbaek Park, partner specializing in blockchain and crypto assets at Bae, Kim & Lee, discuss how the case in South Korea against Do Kwon and TerraForm Labs will likely go, whether Do Kwon is on the run, and what his sentence could be. 


Show highlights:

  • Jongbaek’s and...

Sep 24, 2022

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. 


Show topics:

  • Why the ETH price slumped after the Merge even though it was successful
  • Whether the BTC security model is flawed and why Robert...

Sep 23, 2022

Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, talks about legislation in the crypto industry, how to determine if something is a security, the future of CBDCs, and much more. 


Show highlights:

  • the structural differences between crypto tokens and securities
  • why Sen. Toomey is demanding crypto legislation
  • why...

Sep 20, 2022

In a heated debate, Eric Wall, crypto blogger and investor, and Justin Bons, founder and chief investment officer of Cyber Capital, discuss Bitcoin’s security model, whether there are fundamental flaws in its design, and which is the best consensus mechanism. 


Show highlights:

  • why Justin stopped believing in...