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The official podcast of Blockchain.com, bringing you some of the greatest conversations in cryptocurrency. Hosted by Dr. Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.
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The Crypto Price Crash, Why This One is Different
In today's special episode, Dr. Garrick Hileman reads a recent article he wrote on the 2022 bitcoin price crash. Dr. Hileman explores where we are today economically, what's different about the current crypto winter from others and how bitcoin in the eyes of some has failed as an inflation hedge. Dr. Hileman also discusses what the road ahead for crypto and digital assets may look like in the months and years to come.  Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
16:21
August 09, 2022
Crypto Basics: What are DAOs?
As part of our Crypto Basics mini-series, today we’re discussing DAOs. A Decentralized Autonomous Organization, otherwise known as a DAO, offers a new and flexible approach to how we structure organizations. With multiple use cases, a DAO can be as simple as a group of friends saving up funds for a holiday or a decentralized group of lawyers building legal contracts. By the end of this episode, you’ll know: How exactly DAOs work? Why we should be paying attention to DAOs? What are some risks and challenges that DAOs face? Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
18:33
July 26, 2022
Crypto Basics: What is a Non-Custodial Wallet/Private Key Wallet?
As part of our Crypto Basics mini-series, today we’re taking a deep dive into crypto wallets, particularly, the features and benefits of the non-custodial wallet. By the end of this episode, you’ll know: What is a crypto wallet? How do crypto wallets work? The importance of Blockchain.com’s Non-Custodial Wallet – which we call, The Private Key Wallet. If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, share and leave us a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
18:13
July 19, 2022
Nic Cary on ‘Blockchain, Shaping the Future of Everything’ at Collision 2022
In this special episode, listen to Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary’s conversation at Collision 2022 on ‘Blockchain, Shaping the Future of Everything’ with Michael del Castillo, Crypto and Blockchain Senior Editor at Forbes. This episode covers the origin story of Blockchain.com, our recent partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, our upcoming NFT marketplace, and the 2022 crypto bear market. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
20:14
July 12, 2022
Crypto Basics: What is DeFi?
As part of our Crypto Basics mini-series, today we’re unpacking the term ‘DeFi’, which stands for “decentralized finance”. While there is some overlap between DeFi and Web 3, another crypto topic we recently discussed, you can think of DeFi as an area of crypto that is nested beneath the broader idea of Web 3.  If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, share and leave us a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B  Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
23:48
July 05, 2022
Special Episode: From Bull to Bear, An Overview of Crypto Cycles
In this special episode, Dr. Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and Blockchain.com Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Nic Cary, give an overview of the current crypto market cycle as of late June 2022.  With crypto assets experiencing another bout of significant turbulence, here at the Blockchain.com Podcast we are committed to supporting you on your crypto journey. Whether this is your first bear market or the fourth, to help you navigate the current dynamics we’ll discuss: Where we are today economically, and how we got here. Previous bear cycles, including differences and similarities. And much more. Please note the contents of the episode is not investment advise and represents personal opinions, not the opinion of Blockchain.com. If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, share and leave us a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B  Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
25:45
June 28, 2022
Crypto Basics: What Exactly is Web3?
As part of our Crypto Basics mini-series, today we’re unpacking the term ‘Web3’. The term ‘Web3’ encompasses a multitude of areas spanning crypto, NFTs, DAOs, decentralized finance and even the Metaverse - by the end of today’s episode you’ll find out: The key differences between Web1, Web2, and Web3. Where the term Web3 came from. How to decipher Web3 ‘buzzword’ hype and you can get involved in the space. If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, share and leave us a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
20:41
June 21, 2022
A Day in the Life of an Engineer at Blockchain.com
As part of our Day in the Life series, we’re connecting with colleagues across different departments at Blockchain.com to go behind the scenes in what a day in their profession looks like. In this episode, we're joined by Lewis Tuff, VP of Engineering at Blockchain.com, who will be running through exactly what it means to be building platform infrastructure for millions of Blockchain.com crypto wallet and exchange users, what are some of Lewis’ favorite aspects of working at blockchain.com are, and tips for individuals interested in a career in crypto engineering. If you feel inspired to join us here at Blockchain.com, visit https://bit.ly/3NqzyMa to view our open roles and let your recruiter know you listened to this episode!
25:55
June 14, 2022
Crypto Basics: NFTs, Everything You Need to Know
As part of our Crypto Basics mini-series, today we’re delving into the colorful world of NFTs, non-fungible tokens. By the end of this episode, you know exactly what an NFT is, how they work, what makes them valuable, and much more. If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, share and leave us a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
17:51
June 07, 2022
How to Buy a House with Bitcoin
There's no doubt that using crypto assets such as bitcoin and ethereum as collateral for borrowing funds has contributed to the explosive growth of decentralized finance (DeFi). While it can still be difficult to pay in crypto for everyday purchases, in this episode, we spoke with Mike Cagney of Figure about crypto-backed home mortgages. We delve into why a crypto mortgage makes sense from the point of view of both the lender, such as Figure and the borrower. If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, share and leave us a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
25:25
May 31, 2022
A Day in the Life of a Product Manager at Blockchain.com
As part of our Day in the Life series, we’re connecting with colleagues across different departments at Blockchain.com to go behind the scenes in what a day in their profession looks like. In this episode, we're joined by Jim Wang, a Product Manager at Blockchain.com, who will be running through exactly what it means to be at the forefront of our product, what are some of Jim’s favorite aspects of working at blockchain.com, and hints and tips for individuals looking to start a career in product management. If you feel inspired to join us here at Blockchain.com,  visit https://bit.ly/3NqzyMa  to view our open roles and let your recruiter know you listened to this episode!
18:12
May 25, 2022
Crypto Basics: Is Crypto Bad for the Environment?
As part of our Crypto Basics mini-series, today we’re delving into the environmental impact of cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency often has a reputation for being unsustainable. In this episode, Head of Research at Blockchain.com Dr. Garrick Hileman, and Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary demystify the topic and explore:  How much energy is actually used in Bitcoin mining Some of the benefits of using electricity in crypto are What the future of Bitcoin mining might look like And much more  If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
17:20
May 17, 2022
Crypto Aid in Ukraine with Save the Children
In this episode, we spoke with Ettore Rossetti, Lead Advisor of digital, marketing, and innovation at Save the Children about the incredibly important role of gifting cryptocurrency.  We delve into why Save the Children decided to start accepting Bitcoin donations back in 2013, making them the first major charity to do so. We explore what the advantages are to charities that accept crypto, through the help of onboarding organizations like The Giving Block thegivingblock.com.  We also cover Save the Children's vital work in Ukraine through the Ukraine Fund which, you can support with cryptocurrency or fiat on the Save the Children website https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/europe/ukraine If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, share and leave us a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
37:59
May 10, 2022
Crypto Basics: Is Crypto Regulated?
As part of our Crypto Basics series, in this episode, we delve into crypto regulation with Blockchain.com's Head of US Public Policy, Ian Mair.  Whether you’re totally new to crypto or would like to brush up on some basics, by the end of this episode you’ll find out: 1. Is cryptocurrency regulated? 2. Who regulates cryptocurrency? 3. Have any countries banned cryptocurrency? 4. What is the current state of regulation in the USA? And why is there so much focus on the USA?  5. Have any countries made cryptocurrency legal tender? If you enjoyed this episode don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review. Additional Resources The Evolution of the Non-Custodial Wallet 
21:11
May 03, 2022
A Beginner's Masterclass in DAOs with Penrose Partners
If you're confused by the concept of DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), how they work, and why they are getting so much media attention recently, in this episode, G Clay Miller of Penrose Partners offers a beginner overview of this new organizational structure.  We delve into what exactly is a DAO, what some of the main characteristics and benefits of DAOs are, why DAOs are getting so much mainstream attention, and finally, the risk factors associated with DAOs.  If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
45:42
April 26, 2022
Getting Paid to Learn with BFF Founding Member Sheila Lirio Marcelo
In this episode, we spoke with Sheila Lirio Marcelo Founder of Care.com, CEO and Founder of Proof of Learn, a web3 education platform, and Founding Member of BFF. Sheila explains her vision for Proof of Learn, which aims to unlock accessible high-quality education using a learn-to-earn (learn new concepts and get rewarded!) protocol that is operated on the blockchain. We also discuss the impact of open access community BFF, where other co-founding members include Mila Kunis and Tyra Banks. BFF’s mission is to educate women and non-binary individuals on web3. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg https://www.mybff.com/ https://www.proofoflearn.io/
31:49
April 18, 2022
The Rise in Mergers and Acquisitions of Crypto Firms
Interested in the growth of crypto firms from a business strategy level? In this episode, we explore the rising popularity of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in cryptocurrency firms with Eric Risley of Architect Partners, a California firm that specializes in crypto mergers. We delve into how crypto firm valuations are determined, why M&As are on the rise, and deep dive into the sale of Facebook’s digital token, Libra. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
39:37
April 12, 2022
The Outlook for Central Bank Digital Currency with Author Michael Casey
In this episode, we spoke with crypto journalist, book author, and Chief Content Officer at CoinDesk, Michael Casey. We delve into the crypto media landscape and the role it plays in explaining the world of cryptocurrency to the public. Michael explains how Bitcoin has evolved since its launch and why he thinks the US will not follow China in launching its own central bank digital currency (CBDC).  If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
50:42
March 29, 2022
Your Guide to Crypto Taxes in 2022
Not sure if you owe crypto taxes? In this episode, you’ll find out everything you need to know about crypto taxes in 2022. Head of Tax Strategy at CoinTracker.io Shehan Chandrasekera, addresses the five situations in which there are crypto tax obligations and why so many people find it so difficult to navigate. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
25:04
March 22, 2022
Looking Back on El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin, 6 Months Later
El Salvador broke new ground last year when the country’s government began acquiring bitcoin as an official reserve asset.  In this episode, we speak with El Salvadorian Oscar Salguero - a computer programmer and Founder and CxO at Real Action Software. Oscar discusses the rollout of Bitcoin and the government’s official Chivo wallet software, the inevitable teething problems with the program, the impact of new tourist spots such as 'Bitcoin Beach', as well as his view on how bitcoin adoption is progressing in the country.  If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
34:35
March 15, 2022
The Evolution of the Non-Custodial Wallet
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Senior Product Manager at Blockchain.com Amadeo Pellicce. In this episode, we explore Blockchain.com's vision for the wallet, custodial vs non-custodial wallets, and how the wallet may evolve in time. Amadeo also shares hints and tips for anyone looking to pursue a career in product management. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review, and if you are inspired by Amadeo’s story check out blockchain.com/careers for current vacancies. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
27:28
March 08, 2022
What Exactly is Bitcoin Mining? With Jaime Leverton of Hut 8
One of the most important and often misunderstood aspects of Bitcoin is mining. In this episode, we spoke with Jaime Leverton CEO of Bitcoin mining company Hut 8 about what exactly Bitcoin mining is, the issues around energy consumption and sustainability, and the overall need and benefits of mining. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
40:52
March 01, 2022
Crypto Basics: Ethereum, Everything You Need to Know
As part of our Crypto Basics series, in this episode, we delve into Ethereum. By the end of this episode, you’ll know what some of the main use cases of Ethereum are, what makes Ethereum different from Bitcoin, and what’s ahead for the Ethereum network. Whether you’re totally new to crypto or would like to brush up on some basics, this episode covers: 1. What problem does Ethereum really solve? 2. What is Ethereum? 3. What are some of the use cases of Ethereum? 4. What makes Ethereum different from Bitcoin? 5. Why are fees on Ethereum so high? 6. Ethereum upgrade: what’s ahead? Resources: An Intro to Crypto: https://bit.ly/31ZYxU2 If you enjoyed this episode don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review.
21:43
February 21, 2022
The Growing Interest in Emergency Prepping, with John Ramey of The Prepared
In this episode, we spoke with John Ramey, founder of The Prepared, the biggest online community in personal emergency preparedness. John is also a long-time Silicon Valley start-up founder, angel investor, and previous Innovation Advisor to the Obama White House. We explore the rising interest in emergency prepping, the overlap between those who engage in prepping and hold cryptocurrency, and talk about a recent trip to North Korea that John made.  If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg https://theprepared.com/prepping-basics/guides/cryptocurrency-blockchain/ https://theprepared.com/blog/prepping-north-korea-i-went-there-to-find-out/
01:26:00
February 15, 2022
Emin Gun Sirer of Ava Labs and Avalanche
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with the founder of Ava Labs, Emin Gun Sirer.  Ava Labs makes it simple to launch decentralized finance applications on the smart contracts platform Avalanche. In this episode, we cover how is Avalanche different from the many so-called “Ethereum killers” and the 2022 roadmap for the platform.  As a previous professor at Cornell University, we also touch on Emin's transition from academia to full-time crypto.   If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review.
49:04
February 08, 2022
Music, Art, and the Blockchain with Tom Furse of The Horrors
From cryptocurrency to NFTs, creative industries are undergoing a renaissance of how artists can monetize their work. As the intersection of blockchain technology and art continues to widen, we speak with artist and musician Tom Furse of the UK rock band The Horrors about his journey in the space. In this episode, we discuss Tom’s initial experience with crypto, how he started to monetize his artwork through NFTs where he uses machine learning algorithms VQGAN and CLIP to produce his art, and his thoughts on the future of music NFTs. You can find out more about Tom and his work on Instagram and Twitter @Tom_Furse If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
48:30
February 01, 2022
How Gibraltar is Championing Crypto with Albert Isola MP
While some countries and jurisdictions are restricting cryptocurrency use, British Overseas Territory Gibraltar has been praised as one of the more savvy jurisdictions for crypto regulation. In this episode, we spoke with Albert Isola MP, Gibraltar’s Minister for Digital and Financial Services. We touch on Gibraltar’s early and ongoing success welcoming not just crypto entrepreneurs but also gaming entrepreneurs, as 75% of the UK's online gaming business is booked through Gibraltar.  We also discuss what’s next for Gibraltar in terms of DeFi, DAOs, and much more. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
41:57
January 25, 2022
Exploring DAOs with Index Coop
In this episode, we spoke with Simon Judd of DAO Index Coop. We explore what exactly is a DAO, what some of the key benefits this organizational structure offers, and the work of Index Coop - a Blockchain Ventures supported project. As a former Marine Corps Officer, we touch on Simon’s experience exploring the world of crypto while serving in the United States Armed Forces and explore the controversial question of whether crypto is somehow unpatriotic, as some have claimed? If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
39:46
January 19, 2022
Circle's Jeremy Allaire on USDC and the Future of Stablecoins
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Circle, Jeremy Allaire. Circle is a financial tech firm that enables businesses to seamlessly utilize stablecoins and public blockchains for payments and commerce. Circle is also the pioneer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest-growing, fully-reserved, and regulated dollar digital currency. Sign up for February’s Market Outlook event here:https://blockchain.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ECWCKDEwQuGMUjF3P13VUg If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
49:57
January 11, 2022
Crypto Journalism with Laura Shin
In this episode, we spoke with Laura Shin, crypto-journalist and host of Unchained. To celebrate Laura’s forthcoming book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze we’re giving away 10 signed copies, to be in with a chance of winning simply head over to our Twitter page @blockchain, follow us and retweet this episode's post.  As a former Senior Editor at Forbes, Laura was first a mainstream journalist before covering crypto full-time. We cover the seismic change in crypto media coverage from the days of the Silk Road to present.   If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg Pre-order Laura’s book here: http://bit.ly/cryptopians
41:53
January 04, 2022
Navigating Crypto Twitter with Natalie Brunell
In this episode, we spoke with former broadcast journalist and host of Coin Stories podcast Natalie Brunnell. We cover the role of social media in the crypto landscape and the significance of creating content as a woman, in a space largely inhabited by men. Natalie shares her insight on navigating crypto Twitter, as well as tips on key industry figures to follow. We also touch on El Salvador’s recent adoption of Bitcoin and Natalie speculates on which country might be next. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
41:45
December 28, 2021
Crypto Basics: 10 of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about Crypto
Getting to grips with the fundamentals of cryptocurrency can be tricky. To help you on your journey, Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary and Head of Research Dr. Garrick Hileman answer 10 of the most commonly asked questions about crypto. Whether you’re totally new to crypto or would like to brush up on some basics, this episode covers: What is the history of money? What is Bitcoin and why should I care about it? What gives Bitcoin value in the eyes of its investors? What drives the price of Bitcoin? Why is the price of Bitcoin so volatile? What are some of the common misconceptions around Bitcoin? Is it too late to invest in Bitcoin? How can I buy crypto today? What's the difference between a custodial and non-custodial wallet? Where can I go to learn more? Resources: An Intro to Crypto: https://bit.ly/31ZYxU2 Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
53:44
December 17, 2021
CEO of BitGo Mike Belshe on Crypto Security
In this episode, we spoke with Mike Belshe, CEO of one of the oldest crypto custodial firms who have played a huge role in attracting institutional investors to the space, BitGo. Through the implementation of private keys, we cover how Bitcoin has revolutionized how we store money securely, the future of crypto storage solutions, and how US Government Agencies such as the US Marshals have turned to BitGo as a means to store government-controlled Bitcoin. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
54:02
December 14, 2021
Blockchain.com’s CSO and Head of Markets Charlie McGarraugh
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Blockchain.com’s CSO and Head of Markets Charlie McGarraugh. Charlie has previously traded gold for some of the largest institutions in the world including Goldman Sachs, and in this episode, we touch on gold movements in 2021 and Bitcoin akin to ‘Digital Gold’. We also touch on the crypto markets, the current impact of the Omicron variant, and 2022 market predictions. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Sign up for January’s Market Outlook event here: https://blockchain.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F9o42F9cQQO7AquySmaVSg Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
37:10
December 07, 2021
The Journey of NFT Artist pplpleasr
From recreating Pokemon cards in elementary school to selling some of the most widely celebrated NFTs (non-fungible tokens), we spoke with artist pplpleasr about her journey into the digital world. We touch on why selling art as NFTs is becoming more and more attractive to artists, how artists make money through this medium, and the market dynamics of art and collectible NFTs vs gaming NFTs. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
45:39
November 23, 2021
Justin Rice on the Stellar network
In this episode, we spoke with Justin Rice the VP of Ecosystem at Stellar about why Ukraine is trailing their central bank digital currencies on the Stellar network and their recent partnership with cross-border payments giant Moneygram. We also touch on Stellar’s new protocol update and what makes Stellar the ideal platform for both seasoned entrepreneurs and those starting out in the space too. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
47:14
November 16, 2021
Nic Cary on ‘The Next Era of Cryptocurrency’ at Web Summit 2021
In this bonus episode, listen to Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary’s conversation at Web Summit 2021 on ‘The Next Era of Cryptocurrency’ with Robert Hackett, Senior Writer and Tech Editor at Fortune. This episode covers everything from what exactly is a cryptocurrency and why large financial institutions are changing their perspectives on crypto, as well as industry hot topics including sustainability and the future of NFTs. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. You can watch the interview on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9zESB_jVew&t=28s  Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
23:55
November 12, 2021
Fireside Chat with Dr. Markus Franke, Co-creator of Celo
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Dr. Markus Franke Co-creator of the layer 1 platform and stablecoin Celo. In this episode, we dive into the critical questions around the design of stablecoins, their role during the rise of central bank digital currencies, and what the future holds for stablecoin development. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Keep an eye on our social channels to sign up for next month’s live event. Watch the recording here: https://bit.ly/3k1y0fa Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
45:45
November 09, 2021
How Mastercard is Approaching the World of Crypto
Mastercard recently announced support of crypto assets and stablecoin use on their global payment network. In this episode, we spoke with Jesse McWaters Global Head of Regulatory Advocacy (Senior Vice President) at Mastercard about how large financial institutions look at blockchain technology and engage with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
46:54
November 02, 2021
The A-Z of NFTs: Guest Episode by Penrose Partners
In this guest episode, G Clay Miller and Jessie Niles of Penrose Partners talk through a recent presentation about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). With large-scale adoption well on its way and organizations such as The Economist launching their own NFT projects, this episode covers what exactly NFTs are, some of their use cases, and how to purchase your first NFT. You can view the presentation here: https://bit.ly/3EjgECe If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
01:17:39
October 28, 2021
Flipping the Script with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Blockchain.com's Peter Smith
Following on from CEO Peter Smith’s appearance on The Scoop with Frank Chaparro, we invited Frank into the hot seat. In the fast-moving world of crypto, Frank discusses how to designate what is in fact ‘newsworthy’ and how to push the narrative forward. We also touch on talking crypto with grandma and finding a common appreciation for Cracker Barrel. If you enjoyed this bonus episode don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
42:01
October 19, 2021
‘Code as Speech’ - Bernstein vs. The Department of Justice with Cindy Cohn
Regulatory scrutiny will always be part of the bargain when it comes to the mass adoption of cryptocurrency. To talk about some of the current policy issues surrounding crypto, we spoke with Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). 25 years ago, Cindy helped lead the Bernstein vs. The Department of Justice court case, which established software code as protected speech under the US civil rights first amendment.  If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
54:09
October 16, 2021
Blockchain.com CEO Peter Smith and Evgeny Gaevoy, Wintermute
In this bonus episode, Blockchain.com CEO Peter Smith speaks with Evgeny Gaevoy, CEO of the crypto market maker Wintermute. Evgeny discusses what exactly market makers are, and the importance of focusing on one thing - and doing it well. Blockchain.com Ventures led Wintermute’s Seed Round, we discuss how we thought about the investment then and now, and what comes next. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
39:54
October 12, 2021
In Conversation with Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos
In this month’s Market Outlook event we discussed market trends, as well as the rise of the “Alt Layer 1 trade”. We were also joined by Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder of the decentralized proof of stake blockchain network Tezos, and discussed how her experience in traditional finance shaped her outlook on the future of finance and blockchain technology. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
45:10
October 06, 2021
Crypto for a Cause - The Giving Block
In this episode, we spoke with Pat Duffy Co-Founder of The Giving Block on the critical role of gifting cryptocurrency. While major charities such as Save the Children accept cryptocurrency donations, Pat discusses industry obstacles, the changing political landscape, and what motivates people to donate in crypto vs fiat currency. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
46:50
September 28, 2021
The Position of Bitcoin — from El Salvador to the Taproot Protocol
In this episode, we spoke with past Blockchain.com employee and Bitcoin Core Developer, Sjors Provoost. Sjors covered exactly what a “bitcoin core developer” means, the controversy surrounding El Salvador’s Bitcoin currency, and the upcoming Taproot upgrade. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
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September 21, 2021
The Quest for Reliable Information with Mike Elias
On today's episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research Garrick Hileman sat down with Mike Elias, the founder of IdeaMarket. IdeaMarket is a blockchain marketplace that allows users to “list” influencers and buy/sell trade them. Their conversation covers why current anti-misinformation tactics not working, how blockchain and cryptocurrency are being used by IdeaMarket to weed out bad actors and how people can earn money on Ideamarket.  If you’re enjoying our podcast please rate us and leave a review, as it really helps us connect with more listeners.  Resources: IdeaMarket: ideamarket.io An Intro to Crypto: medium.com/blockchain/intro-to-crypto-by-blockchain-com-590906dd315f  September Market Outlook: medium.com/blockchain/the-ultimate-rebound-machine-efbffa117d9c 
53:08
September 14, 2021
Decentralizing ShapeShift with Erik Voorhees
Blockchain.com's monthly discussion about the crypto market. During the call we’ll cover asset price movements, potential key drivers, developments in the news, and updates from Blockchain.com.   This month, we were joined by Erik Voorhees, CEO and Founder of ShapeShift to discuss the decentralization of ShapeShift and the future of the organization. Enjoy!
34:59
September 02, 2021
Peter Mauric on the Polkadot network
This month's Market Outlook event, we were joined by Peter Mauric, Head of Public Affairs at Parity, the team focused on building the technology for Polkadot.  Our Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, sat down with Peter to discuss the Polkadot network, parachains, how Polkadot is different from other blockchains like Ethereum, and much more.  Enjoy! 
46:45
August 06, 2021
Ben Rhodes on China and Crypto
On today's episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our VP of Marketing, Jason Karsh, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sit down with Ben Rhodes, advisor and speech writer for former US President Barrack Obama. He is author of the bestseller, The World as It Is and cohost of the Pod Save the World podcast. His new book, After the Fall, explores the rise of authoritarianism around the world.  Their conversation covered many topics including: Ben's experience writing thousands of speeches for President Obama  In depth discussion around China, ranging from the risk of conflict with the US over Taiwan to why the Chinese government's need for control seemingly overrides their own economic and and geopolitical interest Ben's thoughts on Bitcoin, including the latest crypto crackdown in China and how different political regimes, from Russia to the US, view crypto and how it should be regulated Enjoy!
57:16
July 29, 2021
A Look at Stablecoins and PAX with Mike Dudas
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman welcomes Mike Dudas, former CEO and founder of The Block and current Head of Stablecoin Business Development at Paxos. The Paxos US dollar backed stablecoin was the first stablecoin made available on the Blockchain.com Wallet and Exchange. During their conversation, they dig into the PAX stablecoin and discuss: What motivated Mike to leave The Block and join a B2B enterprise company in the crypto space? Stablecoin 101: how the PAX stablecoin is different from crypto-collateralized and algorithmic stablecoins? How and why Paxos provides a white label stablecoin system, including for the 3rd largest stablecoin by market value, Binance USD stablecoin (BUSD) The incredible success PAXOS has had securing deals to provide blockchain services to some of the the largest fastest growing financial institutions, including PayPal and Revolut The future of stablecoins. How Mike expects to see stablecoins used in the years to come and how big this space can be. Blockchain.com's USD PAX Research Primer
37:07
July 19, 2021
UK Founders Panel with Itamar Lesuisse of Argent and Tom Robinson of Elliptic
This month's Market Outlook event, we hosted a UK Founders Panel and were joined by Tom Robinson, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Elliptic, and Itamar Lesuisse, Co-Founder and CEO of Argent. Our VP of Finance, Jason Karsh and Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary discussed with them about the market, their companies and the path to growth.  Enjoy! 
31:57
July 14, 2021
Bitcoin vs. the Real Digital Gold
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, we're joined by Charlie McGarraugh, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Markets here at Blockchain.com.  While crypto prices plummeted in May, gold had its best month since July of last year, up 8% for the month. Garrick Hileman - Blockchain.com's Head of Research - and Charlie discussed what's happening with gold, crypto prices, and tokenized gold like Blockchain.com's own DGLD token.  In this episode, we discuss: Charlie’s background as a gold trader at Goldman Sachs and the structure of global gold markets why tokenizing traditional assets like gold is useful, and what functionality and advantages tokenization brings Are gold and bitcoin more competitive or complementary? Blockchain.com’s tokenized gold product called DGLD - how it is constructed, where the gold is stored, and its new wrapped version called wDGLD that can be stored and transacted in the Blockchain.com wallet Enjoy!  ---- Previous podcasts with Charlie McGarraugh - Episode 10: The Crypto Markets with Charlie McGarraugh and Episode 27: Is the crypto bull market still intact?  Blockchain.com's Gold Token Primer and Going for Gold? A Research Primer on Gold-Backed Crypto Tokens. More reading - November Markets: Bitcoin sets a new all time high while gold plunged, A Classic, Now Digital. DGLD Now Exclusively Available on the Blockchain.com Exchange, and Wrapped-DGLD brings Swiss vault held Gold to Ethereum.  Even more reading - What is wrapped-DGLD (wDGLD)? and Why do I need ETH to send wDGLD?
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June 24, 2021
Niall Ferguson on the COVID Pandemic, Inflation and Crypto
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast our CEO, Peter Smith, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, host Niall Ferguson. Niall is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution and the author of 16 books, including a new book titled Doom.   During their conversation, the three discussed a range of topics including, What historical period may be most relevant to understanding if the current inflationary price pressures are transitory or something more troubling What impact inflation could have on markets The significance of El Salvador making Bitcoin legal tender and what's happening with crypto adoption throughout Latin America The latest of China's crypto crackdown and why policymakers around the world are struggling to develop a grand strategy for regulating crypto And why many macro economists keep getting crypto wrong 
40:10
June 15, 2021
Building DeFi on the Bitcoin Network with Muneeb Ali
This month's Market Outlook event, we were joined by Muneeb Ali, Stacks Founder and CEO of Hiro.  Our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, and Co-founder, Nicolas Cary, discussed with Muneeb Stacks' work to build DeFi on Bitcoin - how that's possible and the advantages of building on Bitcoin as opposed to Ethereum and other blockchains - how you can earn 10% yield by using Stacks, and Muneeb's outlook on how smart contracts and other blockchain powered applications will eventually collapse back to being built on top of bitcoin. Enjoy!
46:46
June 08, 2021
Is the Crypto Bull Market Still Intact?
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, Garrick Hileman - visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Head of Research at Blockchain.com - sits down with Charlie McGarraugh - Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Markets - to discuss the current state of the crypto markets. In this episode, we get Charlie's take on:  Whether the crypto bull run market is still intact Is bitcoin's status as the reserve asset intact in light of growing environmental concerns Why measures like bitcoin dominance are poor measures to watch and what you should really be watching The evolving China regulatory situation and why there is some upside to a crackdown in China DeFi, Ethereum, and what key upside and downside catalysts Charlie is keeping an eye out for over the coming months Enjoy!
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May 28, 2021
Navigating Crypto Taxes pt 3 with Austin Woodward
Crypto taxes are gaining attention, and not just because assets like bitcoin and ethereum continue to make new all-time highs. Policymakers around the world have been debating the issue of crypto taxes and with relatively new types of crypto activity it can all be a bit confusing. Today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast covers part 3 of our Navigating Crypto Taxes series. Blockchain.com's Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, is joined by Austin Woodward, Co-Founder and CEO of TaxBit to discuss a range of topics, including... How TaxBit is both similar and different from traditional tax software firms and products Austin's view on where US and International crypto tax policy is heading in regards to compliance Why the automation of tax compliance at the protocol level for DeFi is something we're likely to see in the future Enjoy! Blockchain.com's 2020 Guide to US Crypto Taxes
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May 17, 2021
Navigating Crypto Taxes pt 2 with Shehan Chandrasekera
Crypto taxes are gaining attention, and not just because assets like bitcoin and ethereum continue to make new all-time highs. Policymakers around the world have been debating the issue of crypto taxes and with relatively new types of crypto activity it can all be a bit confusing. Today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast covers part 2 of our Navigating Crypto Taxes series. Blockchain.com's Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, is joined by Shehan Chandrasekera, Head of Tax Strategy about CoinTracker.io to discuss a range of topics including... Various tax saving strategies Tax questions surround DeFi and transactions on decentralized exchanges such as Uniswap How the IRS knows you have crypto and how future changes at the protocol level may help boost tax compliance Enjoy! Blockchain.com's 2020 Guide to US Crypto Taxes
35:28
May 10, 2021
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) with Aaron Wright
During this month's Market Outlook, we were joined by Aaron Wright, Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School and co-founder of OpenLaw. Our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, and Co-founder, Nicolas Cary, discussed with Aaron all things DAOs or decentralized autonomous organizations. In this episode they break down DAOs, diving into questions such as what are DAOs, when did they first start gaining traction, what is the significance of the Wyoming DAO legislation and what is the long-term vision for DAOs in terms of the future of work and e-government. Enjoy!
45:10
May 05, 2021
Bitcoin's Energy Consumption with Sergii Gerasymovych
On today's episode, our Head of Research Garrick Hileman sits down with Sergii Gerasymovych to discuss bitcoin's energy consumption. One of the most common topics of scrutiny surrounding bitcoin and crypto assets is their energy consumption. But as we learn today bitcoin mining is actually helping the environment.  Sergii is the founder and CEO of EZ Blockchain, one of the leading bitcoin mining companies focused on flared gas and stranded natural gas. During the episode, they address a range of topics, including... How mining with flared gas works What common questions Sergii faces in conversations with oil and gas producers when discussing bitcoin mining How and where the market for mining with flared gas is expanding. 
45:51
April 27, 2021
Crypto-Wall Street Convergence
For today's episode, Blockchain.com's Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, reads his article titled "Crypto-Wall Street Convergence". It was first published in July of last year and makes the case that the long heralded arrival to crypto of traditional financial institutions (like banks) was underway. Read the article here: https://medium.com/blockchain/crypto-wall-street-convergence-881a6c3d2dee
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April 21, 2021
Wall Street Takes on Crypto with Anchorage's Yuriy Anosov
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, is joined by Yuriy Anosov. Yuriy is the Head of Trading at Anchorage, one of the leading crypto custodial firms focused on institutions. They discuss a range of topics, including the current state of crypto market infrastructure what barriers to further institutional adoption of crypto still exist today and why Yuriy is happy to see a decline in bitcoin's dominance, which is a term that refers to bitcoin's share of the total market value of all cryptoassets Blockchain.com's Crypto-Wall Street Convergence
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April 20, 2021
Navigating Crypto Taxes pt 1 with Robert W. Wood
Crypto taxes are gaining attention, and not just because assets like bitcoin and ethereum continue to make new all-time highs. Policymakers around the world have been debating the issue of crypto taxes and with relatively new types of crypto activity it can all be a bit confusing.  Today's episode, Garrick Hileman - Blockchain.com Head of Research and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics - sits down with Robert W. Wood - a tax attorney based in SF - to discuss a range of crypto tax topics, including...  -The history of crypto taxation and how it has evolved in the United States and internationally -How crypto is currently treated for tax purposes -And if Robert was granted one wish by the Internal Revenue Service what Robert would most like to see happen with crypto taxation Blockchain.com's 2020 Guide to US Crypto Taxes Robert W. Wood's Cointelegraph articles 
33:43
April 15, 2021
Why China Should Embrace Bitcoin
On today's episode, Garrick Hileman - Head of Research at Blockchain.com and a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics - discusses Peter Thiel's recent comment "I do wonder whether bitcoin should be thought of as a Chinese financial weapon against the U.S." Coindesk's 'Crypto Long & Short: Peter Thiel Defines Bitcoin's Accidental Role in Global Politics' Coindesk's 'Is Bitcoin a Chinese Financial Weapon? Peter Thiel Ignites a Geopolitical Debate' Garrick Hileman's 'Why the People's Bank of China May Consider Embracing Bitcoin'
07:41
April 14, 2021
Unpacking NFTs with the Enjin Team
In today's April Market Outlook, we were joined by Enjin's Chief Technology Officer, Witek Radomski, and Chief Operating Officer, Caleb Applegate.  Our Head of Research, Dr. Garrick Hileman and Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary sat down with them to discuss NFTs: what are NFTs, what new functionality do they offer and why have they attracted so much interest? They also dive into the background of the Enjin team and platform, how Witek and Caleb first got involved in NFTs and what new products they're working on. Enjoy!
41:41
April 06, 2021
The Future Doesn't Look Like Robinhood
On today's episode, Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com, reads his article 'The future doesn't look like Robinhood'. The article covers why disgust over GameStop’s trading shut down will accelerate DeFi adoption and how you can gain DeFi investment exposure. Read the article here: https://medium.com/blockchain/the-future-doesnt-look-like-robinhood-793e70b1dcd2
04:28
March 18, 2021
Trust | Want | Need
On this episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, reads the opening to our March Market Outlook report titled, Trust | Want | Need. This report discusses the three important elements of crypto adoption and how the space has grown - or still needs to grown - in each particular dimension.   Read the article here: https://medium.com/blockchain/trust-want-need-e2fcec8653f6
04:50
March 16, 2021
The key to the crypto markets? Data
During today's March Market Outlook, we were joined by Ambre Soubiran, CEO of crypto market data provider, Kaiko.  Our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman and VP of Marketing, Jason Karsh, discuss with her what the institutionalization of crypto adoption could mean for the duration and depth of future crypto winters, the current state of crypto data and the one data point that is particularly difficult to obtain, and much more. Enjoy! 
39:58
March 04, 2021
Why Some Crypto Exchanges Go Down with Lewis Tuff
This month’s Market Outlook live event, we’re joined by Lewis Tuff, Blockchain.com’s VP of Engineering, to dig into why some exchanges go down during times of volatility and how the ecosystem could mature.
27:39
February 04, 2021
Anthony Scaramucci and Institutional Interest in Bitcoin
Today Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nicolas Cary and Head of Research Garrick Hileman are joined by Anthony Scaramucci - American financier and founder of Skybridge bitcoin fund. The three discuss Anthony’s odyssey into bitcoin, why he believes it to be a new store of value and why other institutional investors are adding bitcoin to their balance sheet.  Enjoy!
32:02
February 03, 2021
The Great Mother of All Financial Crises
On this episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, Blockchain.com's Head of Research, Garrick HIleman, reads his article titled, The Great Mother of All Financial Crises. This article outlines why we're moving closer to a US dollar crises that would threaten the dollar's dominant reserve currency status.  Read the article here: https://medium.com/blockchain/the-great-mother-of-all-financial-crises-83c8f73328f2
07:41
January 22, 2021
Governments will start to hodl bitcoin in 2021
Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, recently wrote an oped article for CoinDesk entitled: Governments Will Start to Hodl Bitcoin in 2021. In today's episode, Garrick reads this timely piece diving into outsized government spending and money printing, the U.S-China economic and geopolitical tension, and post-pandemic acceleration. Read the article here: https://www.coindesk.com/government-hodl-bitcoin-2021
10:02
January 15, 2021
The Crypto Markets with Charlie McGarraugh
Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman ring in the new year with a discussion on the crypto markets, featuring our Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Markets, Charlie McGarraugh.  It's no secret the markets have been on the run these past few weeks, but what does that mean looking ahead and is that sustainable? Are there signs of overheating and an upcoming correction? Listen as they discuss this and much more including Wall Street's adoption of crypto and the bitcoin digital gold thesis as the main adoption catalysis today. 
25:57
January 12, 2021
The Crypto Regulatory Landscape with Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh
Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nic Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sat down with Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center, to discuss the crypto regulatory space, including recently proposed STABLE act, hosted vs unhosted wallets and the likelihood of bitcoin getting banned. 
39:41
December 07, 2020
The Coming US Digital Dollar - What it is and why it matters
On this episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, Garrick Hileman, our Head of Research and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, reads one of his blog posts, The Coming US Digital Dollar - What it is and why it matters. This will dive into exactly what a digital dollar is and how it differs from the dollars we use in our every day life, where money comes from in the first place, winners and losers of a potential digital dollar, and much more.  Read the blog here: https://medium.com/blockchain/the-coming-us-digital-dollar-part-1-what-it-is-and-why-it-matters-a8a92d8e4eef
19:35
November 25, 2020
The crypto lending market
Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, sat down with Reid Simon, Blockchain.com's Head of Lending, in our latest episode. They discussed different topics surrounding crypto lending such as high interest rates and how crypto companies are able to offer those, the risks and issues crypto lending participants should consider, how the crypto lending market may evolve and many others. 
25:45
November 24, 2020
Investing in early-stage crypto projects
Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sit down with Blockchain.com Venture's Managing Partner Sam Harrison to discuss investing in early-stage crypto projects.
28:32
November 06, 2020
How Big is DeFi? A look at the Crypto Lending Market
Garrick Hileman -- Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics -- dives into DeFi and the crypto lending market in our latest podcast. Listen as he reads his article: How Big is DeFi? A look at the Crypto Lending Market. Read the blog here: https://medium.com/blockchain/how-big-is-defi-a-look-at-the-crypto-lending-market-fe2271d477b7
09:38
October 29, 2020
The World's 'Hardest' Asset is Ironically Virtual
Garrick Hileman -- Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics -- is back with another blog reading recounting his article: The World's 'Hardest' Asset is Ironically Virtual. Read the blog here: https://medium.com/blockchain/the-worlds-hardest-asset-is-ironically-virtual-91187667e10e
09:10
October 21, 2020
The Algorand Protocol with CEO Steve Kokinos
Blockchain.com's Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sit down with Algorand's CEO, Steve Kokinos to discuss their ongoing innovation within the blockchain space.
38:12
October 16, 2020
Taxation Without Representation: the Financial Repression Stealth Tax
In our latest podcast, Garrick Hileman — Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics — provides a reading of his blog post entitled: Taxation Without Representation: the Financial Repression Stealth Tax. We want to make more of our content available in formats that work for you, so let us know what you think. Read the blog here: https://medium.com/blockchain/financial-repression-stealth-taxation-without-representation-c61d0a4ea8fb
09:54
September 30, 2020
DeFi-ing gravity with Anthony Sassano
This episode we look at DeFi: what is it, why should people care, and what are the big drivers of activity and excitement for DeFi throughout the Ethereum community. We're joined by an expert on all things Ethereum, Anthony Sassano. In addition to being a speaker, a podcast host himself, and the author of The Daily Gwei newsletter, he also works with the team at SetProtocol, an automated asset management protocol that's very much at the heart of DeFi. At Blockchain.com we had news this week, listing yearn finance (FYI) and Aave (LEND) on the Exchange, providing access to DeFi tokens to our millions of users worldwide.
37:11
September 10, 2020