Unchained: Big Ideas From The Worlds Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency
By Laura Shin - Business Journalist Covering Bitcoin, Blockchain, Fintech, Personal Finance; Forbes Contributor
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The blockchain 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 fintech will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.
||CleanWhat Is One Of The World's Largest Derivatives Exchanges Doing With Bitcoin?||CME Group handles three billion contracts worth about $1 quadrillion annually. So why is it making a foray into bitcoin, whose market capitalization is a mere $16 billion? Sandra Ro, CME's head of digitization, explains its first cryptocurrency...||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFederal Prosecutor Kathryn Haun On How Criminals Use Bitcoin -- And How She Catches Them||Kathryn Haun put away the DEA and Secret Service agents who tried to make off with more than $800,000 in stolen bitcoin while investigating the darknet Silk Road marketplace. She talks about how the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin made it...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Coin Center Is Helping Define The 'Big Fuzzy Gray Area' Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Law||As blockchains and cryptocurrencies evolve, there are times when the technology outpaces the law. That's when Coin Center steps in. The non-profit, which represents the technology, not the industry, and aims for regulators to keep a mostly hands-off...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does Cornell’s Emin Gun Sirer See As The Main Security Threats In Cryptocurrency? ‘Everything’||Cornell University computer science professor Emin Gun Sirer, an influential figure in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, describes his ideas for improving security in the space, his skepticism about how to scale these networks, and how the last...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy A Wall Street Journal Currency Reporter Didn't Understand Money Until He Learned About Bitcoin||Michael Casey, senior advisor at MIT's Media Lab and author of the Age of Cryptocurrency, spent 18 years at the Wall Street Journal -- a good portion of that covering currency markets. But he says it wasn't until he learned about Bitcoin that he...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Tyler And Cameron Winklevoss Fell In Love With Bitcoin||Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, CEO and President, respectively, of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, talk about the importance of regulation in a sector once associated in popular culture with illicit activity. The twin brothers, who were the first to...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain 101 With Andreas Antonopoulos: How Bitcoin Makes Each Of Us As Powerful As A Bank||“Shifting from a perspective of 'only humans control money' to 'machines and software control money' is really radical and it changes a lot of things,” says the popular blockchain and Bitcoin author and speaker Andreas Antonopoulos. Antonopoulos...||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow The Blockchain Alliance Helps Law Enforcement With Bitcoin Crime And Developments Like The DAO||Jason Weinstein and Alan Cohn, partner and of counsel, respectively at law firm Steptoe & Johnson, discuss their work with the Blockchain Alliance, a coalition of both blockchain and cryptocurrency companies as well as law enforcement agencies...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChain's Adam Ludwin On Who Is Best Poised To Benefit From Blockchain Technology||As blockchain technology remakes financial services, some companies will be better positioned than others, says Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain, which has partnered with incumbents like Visa, Citi and Nasdaq. Ludwin describes which types of firms will...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWant to Diversity Your Portfolio? Try Bitcoin, Say ARK's Chris Burniske And Coinbase's Adam White||Invest in oil and gold? In this episode, the co-authors of a compelling white paper explain the four reasons why they believe you may soon be investing in digital oil and digital gold instead. Find out why their analysis prompted Burniske to say of...||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaiTai Global's Bill Tai On Why Blockchain Is The 6th Wave Of Technology||Bill Tai, a venture capitalist who got his start as a computer chip designer in the 1980s, places blockchain in the context of the broader technological revolution of the last three decades. He also reveals how Bitfury, a company in which he's an...||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBloq's Matt Roszak on Necker Island: Connecting Multiple Blockchains, China and Tech Cooperatives||Matt Roszak, a venture capitalist for 20 years, discusses how his new company Bloq, cofounded with former Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik (from talks they began on Necker Island last year), serves enterprise clients and envisions a multi-chain...||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBitPesa's Elizabeth Rossiello on Necker Island||Elizabeth Rossiello talks about how she went from being a credit ratings analyst for microfinance investors to heading up an "international mobile money" company for sub-Saharan Africa that uses Bitcoin's rails. Along the way she reveals how...||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent Podcast from the Bitcoin Reporter of the Year
Laura is a highly regarded journalist in the Bitcoin & Blockchain space with deep connections and a thorough understanding of the underlying technologies. After years of experience covering FinTech at Forbes she has a knack for translating complex concepts into understandable insight for the casual listener. I work in the Bitcoin & Blockchain space and Laura's interviews have proved informative for me too. They are differentiated from the other Bitcoin & Blockchain podcasts out there and bound to be one of my favorites.
As a blockchain enthusiast I am constantly craving relevant and robust information about the blockchain space. I am so thankful to have found this podcast! Laura interviews the people who are truly making things happen in the space and asks tremendously provocative questions that really challenge these thought leaders to give an in-depth explanation of what's going on. As someone who aspires to enter the blockchain space as a working professional, I have added the Unchained podcast to my 'must listen to' list and highly advise others in my position to do the same.
Real-world reference cases and great explanations from the key people laying the foundation for this transformative technology. Easy to understand even if you are new to this subject.
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