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What happens when one of the most well-known blockchain and cryptocurrency skeptics in the universe agrees to be interviewed on the CryptoLaw Podcast? No spoiler alerts here, so give a listen, as your host Adrian Cortez and attorney Gabriel Shapiro, founder of ZeroLaw, speak with journalist David Gerard, perennial skeptic and author of the book Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain.

Guests You can’t understand Bitcoin without understanding that it was not a project to invent an interesting new payment network. It was a political project. David GerardTweet

David Gerard writes the cryptocurrency and blockchain news site Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, and is the author of the 2017 book Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts. As well as being a crypto journalist, he also works as a Unix system administrator, where his job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies, and advising against the bad ones.

It would be … naive to think that regulators and governments won’t be … interested in passing [laws that dramatically limit DeFi’s usefulness] the more that DeFi ends up becoming popular because it is an existential threat. Gabriel ShapiroTweet

Gabriel Shapiro is an experienced securities and mergers & acquisitions attorney who has been involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space for several years. When he last visited with us, he was practicing at DLX law, one of the highest-ranked legal practice groups in the industry. He has recently announced that he will be taking a temporary step back from legal practice to build ZeroLaw, which he describes as “blockchain deal technology.”

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