Crypto’s emergence as a geopolitical force
Examining crypto’s usage in Ukraine, sanctions, and the Biden Executive Order
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Developers behind Helium proposed migrating the network off of its own blockchain onto Solana. Founder and CEO Amir Haleem shares the vision behind Helium, the key decisions that shaped the network, and why the move could be the project’s best bet.
Coinbase’s Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad, Crypto Council for Innovation CEO Sheila Warren, and Head of Policy for the Blockchain Association Jake Chervinsky discuss Tornado Cash: what happened, who it impacts, and how we can work with policymakers.
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong discuss Coinbase’s responsibility as an infrastructure operator, maintaining a credibly neutral Ethereum network, and why Ethereum leaves privacy up to the builders.
There was much excitement over the last cycle around Ethereum and smart contract based applications. Still, many are sticking to building on Bitcoin. We talk to River CEO Alex Leishman about what makes Bitcoin special, and what keeps him dedicated to it.
According to the BIS, 9 out of 10 Central Banks will conduct experiments around Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) in 2022. What’s the intrigue, and how long before we see CBDCs make the leap from theoretical possibility to an everyday reality?
After years in the making, the Ethereum Merge is fast approaching. In this conversation with Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake, we break down how the merge will help make Ethereum a more eco-friendly, economically efficient, and secure network.
In this conversation with Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein, we discuss the state of regulated crypto investment products. More specifically, GBTC, and what’s taking the SEC so long to finally approve a spot Bitcoin ETF.
In this episode, Nic Carter of Castle Island VC gets to the of heart of what's driving the Bitcoin mining debate, and breaks down common misconceptions around mining activities. We also explore the current state of mining using renewable energies.
A frank discussion with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong about the state of the economy, crypto, and Coinbase as a whole. We touch on the market downturn, Coinbase’s market positioning, and end with Brian’s thoughts on Ray Dalio’s “Changing World Order.”
Web3 has been commonly defined by three words: read, write, own. In this conversation with Variant Fund's Li Jin, we discuss how Web3 can enable ownership to be distributed across the internet as seamlessly as the internet distributes communications.
There’s a growing demand amongst institutions and enterprises to access liquid staking, but to date, there hasn’t been a solution that meets their compliance and security standards.
While many still struggle to wrap their heads around what the metaverse actually is, Everyrealm is out there identifying investment opportunities within this nascent landscape.
Following the breakout of crypto-gaming in 2021, “GameFi” continues to show promise in onboarding the next billion crypto users.
Asset listings at Coinbase: often discussed, sparsely understood. In this episode, we dive into some of the elephants in the room with respect to our listing process.
In this conversation, we get into what the metaverse is not, and what we think it will be once fully formed: a persistent platform composed of interconnected virtual worlds where people can socialize, work, transact, play, and create.
In this episode with Coinbase Wallet Director of Engineering Chintan Turakhia, we break down the difference between custodial exchanges that manage assets on behalf of a user, and self-custodial wallets like Coinbase Wallet that put users in full control.
In this conversation, we walk through Hasseb’s elegant mental model that will leave you with a clearer way of thinking about the entire crypto ecosystem. Most critically, you will learn why blockchains are better thought of as cities, rather than networks.
In this conversation, we sit down with Elliptic co-founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Tom Robinson to discuss what the analytics’s firm has observed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
It’s tax season, which means it's time to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. But crypto taxes are tricky. In this conversation with Coinbase’s VP of Tax, Lawrence Zlatkin, we break down the common misconceptions surrounding crypto taxes.
The recent $250M Wormhole exploit is just one of several high profile hacks to hit the cryptosphere of late. In this conversation, we offer you some common sense advice for navigating both the risks you can control, and those you cannot.
In this conversation with Orca Protocol’s Julia Rosenberg, we dive into the hardest problems facing decentralizing governance and how they can be solved. We also get into real world examples including Synthetix and the recent drama out of ENS.
In a vampire attack reminiscent of SushiSwap vs Uniswap in 2020, NFT marketplace LooksRare found a clever way to coax users away from market leader OpenSea. In this conversation, we examine the launch of LooksRare and its long term sustainability.
In this conversation, we discuss some of crypto's most compelling data points from 2021 with Elias Simos—a protocol specialist for Coinbase Cloud who put together a mega-viral yearend thread titled, “The 69 most interesting charts in crypto for 2021.”
In this episode, we discuss Electric Capital’s Annual Developer report with author and EC partner Maria Shen, and she reveals which ecosystems are growing the fastest and why fewer developers than you might think maintain Bitcoin and DeFi.
In this conversation with Reddit co-founder and current founder of venture capital firm Seven Seven Six, we dive into the importance of communities in Web3, how to spot healthy ones, and why women are poised to play a dominant role in the future.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and Messari CEO Ryan Selkis discuss Messari’s report: Crypto Theses for 2022—touching on the state of the industry, the political climate in Washington, the Web3 landscape, layer 1 competition, layer 2 scaling, DAOs, and more.
Since its inception, Bitcoin has grown and evolved tremendously, along with the rest of the crypto industry. But where does Bitcoin fit in within the growing world of Web 3 technologies and smart contract platforms? And what else can we do with Bitcoin?
What does it mean to “own” crypto and where should you hold your crypto? What are some common pitfalls? Justin and Katherine get into crypto safety and security with Mark Nesbitt, the engineering manager on the blockchain security team at Coinbase.
In this conversation with Jill Gunter, we discuss the issues surrounding the completely transparent nature of blockchains and how Zero Knowledge Proofs can open up the design space for a host of new applications for DAOs, NFTs, and more.
DAOs have taken off in 2021—from multi-billion dollar protocol DAOs to smaller investment, service, and social DAOs. Blockchain Capital’s Kinjal Shah joins us to discuss her experience as a founding member of investment DAO, Komorebi Collective.
There is a whole lot of buzz around DAOs - decentralized autonomous organizations. But what exactly are they and what’s all the hype about? Justin & Katherine are joined by Jesse Pollak, the Senior Director of Engineering at Coinbase focused on DAOs.
Why are there so many different blockchains? What is the blockchain scaling trilemma? This week, Justin & Katherine attempt to peel back the layers of the multichain world and shed light on the technology, tools and protocols behind the crypto ecosystem.
How can Coinbase continue to evolve in a decentralized world and what new developments are in store? Justin and Katherine welcome Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong to the podcast to discuss how far crypto has come and where it can grow from here.
When two of the biggest and most passionate communities in the world collide you get crypto gaming. Justin and Katherine talk to Amy Wu of Lightspeed Ventures about what’s driving the growth in crypto gaming, and what the next 12-18 months might look like.
Justin and Katherine sit down with NFT influencer, Gmoney, and discuss Crypto Punks, the future of art, digital identity, and NFTs.
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Examining crypto’s usage in Ukraine, sanctions, and the Biden Executive Order
Analyzing a new contender for NFT marketplace dominance
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