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25 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
EP 19: Coinbase Goes Public
Matt and Thom discuss Coinbase's recent debut as a publicly-traded company, as well as some updates about a company that wants to revitalize the U.S.'s struggling bitcoin mining industry. Topics: 00:30 - Coinbase direct listing14:20 - Riot Blockchain says it's going to be the "biggest bitcoin miner in North America"
20 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
EP 18: Building a Better Mousetrap
BlockFi is a New York City-based start-up cryptocurrency financial institution. It offers lots of crypto services to its customers, including lending U.S. dollars against bitcoin and other cryptocurrency as collateral, as well as accepting deposits of cryptocurrencies which pay interest to the depositor. David Olsson is the Global Head of Distribution at BlockFi. Previously, he worked in the financial markets for two decades, managing teams at companies like Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. On this episode of the CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast, Olsson sits down to talk about about how BlockFi is striving to become the global crypto bank of the future.
28 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
EP 17: The Ripple Effect
In this episode of the CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast, Matt Raebel and Thom Thompson discuss some of the biggest stories of the year so far. Topics: 00:59 - Ripple's lawsuits04:10 - Polkadot09:30 - Regulation updates12:41 - Bakkt's IPO21:30 - Jihan Wu no longer CEO of Bitmain
33 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Ep 16: A Year of Highs and Lows
In this episode of the CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast, Matt Raebel and Thom Thompson discuss their picks for the biggest cryptocurrency and blockchain stories of 2020.
18 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Ep 15: Digitizing the Capital Markets
16 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
EP 12: IOU on a Blockchain
Philippe Bekhazi, the founder and CEO of the XBTO Group, has a long history of creating technological tools for trading, devising portfolio and risk management solutions for clients trading equities, FX, rates, and credit instruments. In 2009 he created Derivee Capital, a fintech incubator that sponsored the XBTO Group. Bekhazi has been watching the growth of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology for a long time, and on this episode of the CMW Podcast, he discusses how XBTO went from a prop trading desk to one of the biggest investors in the growing digital asset space, as well as the rise of digital asset derivatives and stablecoins, and the future of digital money.
22 minutes | May 6, 2020
EP 11: Halving a Good Time
Michael Sonnenshein, the managing director at Grayscale Investments, is passionate about bringing digital asset investing to his clients. In this episode of the CMW Podcast, Sonnenshein discusses institutional digital asset investing, the upcoming "Halvening" of bitcoin, and more.
18 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
EP 10: Blowing off Steem
In their last recorded in-studio episode before JLN's staff switched to work-from-home mode, Matt and Thom sat down to discuss how the epidemic is affecting the crypto markets, India's lift on cryptocurrency trading, the Steemit/TRON controversy, and more. Topics 00:42 - Coronavirus causes the stock market to crash; bitcoin's price plummets03:40 - India's supreme court lifts ban on cryptocurrency06:22 - National stablecoins are not necessarily good for crypto adoption09:42 - TRON's hostile takeover of the STEEM blockchain15:03 - Libra update: Tagomi joins the Libra Association
34 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
EP 9: Privacy Coins vs. Private Money (featuring Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares)
Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares, is passionate about cryptocurrency, financial technology, and civil rights - and she wants to share her knowledge as well as her enthusiasm with the world. In 2019, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing on Facebook's proposed digital currency project, Libra. Demirors has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, CoinDesk, and the MIT Technology Review - now, she joins us to discuss privacy, mining, and regulation - and of course, Facebook's Libra. Topics: 00:59 What's your favorite altcoin?01:55 What are you and CoinShares' current goals?3:37 What is the value of bitcoin as an asset class? 07:35 How is the value of bitcoin as an asset class different from other digital assets?12:39 Since the majority of the bitcoin network's hash rate comes from machines concentrated in China, what are the chances this will cause problems down the line?16:53 Is the frustration felt by many in the crypto/blockchain space regarding regulation warranted, or is the current 21:46 Do you think stablecoins or cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are more likely to play a significant role in the future of finance?22:25 Do you think Libra pushed institutions like the Fed to consider the potential applications of stablecoins more seriously?25:42 Why do you think people keep calling Libra a "cryptocurrency?" 28:57 At this point, what do you think Libra has to do to make regulators happy?
25 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
EP2: Tokenized Trading (featuring Juan Hernandez, CEO of OpenFinance Network)
Juan Hernandez, CEO of OpenFinance Network, joins JLN associate editor Matt Raebel to talk tokens - that is, securitized assets in the form of digital tokens, not the tokens you use to pay for arcade machines at Chuck E. Cheese's.
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