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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.

Oct 22, 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:


  • Everyone’s impression of Laura’s interview with Do Kwon
  • The importance to differentiate failure and fraud
  • The Mango Markets hack and whether code is law
  • What happened with the BNB hack and the concerns it raised about decentralization
  • Magic Eden’s decision to enable optional royalties and the debate about NFT royalties
  • How creators are going to find a way around the royalties, according to Robert
  • Whether NFTs should be treated as securities


Episode Links


Laura’s interview with Do Kwon:

Do Kwon of Terra: ‘It Was Never Really About Money or Fame or Success’




  • Mango Markets




  • BNB



NFT Royalties