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Blockchain Insider, hosted by Simon Taylor, is a dedicated podcast specialising in crypto, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Make it your home for cryptocurrency news!
Since the price of Bitcoin has rocketed, and Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin have become household names, Blockchain Insider has charted their rise in a way that's accessible to new listeners.
Blockchain Insider is putting out 2 episodes a month - one news show looking at all the biggest news in the sector, and the other an insights show where we deep dive into a particular subject, topic or trend in the industry.
Whether you're a cryptocurrency expert or you've been avidly following its rise from afar and need to know more - this is the podcast for you!

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Blockchain Insider, hosted by Simon Taylor, is a dedicated podcast specialising in crypto, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Make it your home for cryptocurrency news!
Since the price of Bitcoin has rocketed, and Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin have become household names, Blockchain Insider has charted their rise in a way that's accessible to new listeners.
Blockchain Insider is putting out 2 episodes a month - one news show looking at all the biggest news in the sector, and the other an insights show where we deep dive into a particular subject, topic or trend in the industry.
Whether you're a cryptocurrency expert or you've been avidly following its rise from afar and need to know more - this is the podcast for you!

    149. News: Crypto is accelerating its growth

    149. News: Crypto is accelerating its growth

    Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain and Crypto. Tune in now to find out more about:



    $9.5 billion spent using Chinese central bank's digital currency 1:55
    Chipper Cash gets $2B valuation with $150M extension round led by FTX 15:05
    Goldman Sachs Taps Digital Asset to Build Open Platform for Tokenized Assets 24:10
    A DAO is trying to buy a rare print of the US Constitution 34:25
    EA says NFTs are part of the future of games industry 41:13


    And much more!


    Simon and Cuy are joined by a fantastic guest:



    Charles Cascarilla, CEO and Co-Founder of Paxos


    The Tweet of the Week comes from David Hoffman, @TrustlessState.


    Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!




    This episode is sponsored by Visa.
    This episode is brought to you by Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments.
    Crypto has opened up a new world of possibility. And Visa is helping everyone take part.
    Visa enables commerce across their network and crypto networks through solutions like Fintech Fast Track, a quick and easy way for crypto innovators to issue payment credentials.
    Join us in this new money movement. Learn more at visa.com/crypto.


    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!


    Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
    Special Guest: Charles Cascarilla.
    Links:
    $9.5 billion spent using Chinese central bank's digital currencyChipper Cash gets $2B valuation with $150M extension round led by FTXGoldman Sachs Taps Digital Asset to Build Open Platform for Tokenized AssetsA DAO is trying to buy a rare print of the US ConstitutionEA says NFTs are part of the future of games industry

    • 46 min
    148. Insights: Understanding the Metaverse and Play to Earn

    148. Insights: Understanding the Metaverse and Play to Earn

    Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back to discuss and unpack all things Play To Earn. In this Insights show, we want to take a deep dive into the metaverse, and all things Play To Earn. Even if you’re not into the crypto world, I can guarantee you have started seeing and hearing about the metaverse and Axie Infinity lately - and for good reasons. Play To Earn is revolutionising gaming and crypto, all in one go.


    But what is it, how does it work, why have we been hearing so much about it lately? Is this just a fad? Is it too good to be true? Could this be the future of gaming? Let’s dive in!


    Simon and Cuy are joined by fantastic guests who are experts in the ever-evolving crypto space:



    Cathy Hackl, Godmother of the Metaverse
    Bryce Johnson, Co-Founder at LootSquadGG




    This episode is sponsored by Visa.
    This episode is brought to you by Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments.
    Crypto has opened up a new world of possibility. And Visa is helping everyone take part.
    Visa enables commerce across their network and crypto networks through solutions like Fintech Fast Track, a quick and easy way for crypto innovators to issue payment credentials.
    Join us in this new money movement. Learn more at visa.com/crypto.


    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!


    Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
    Special Guests: Bryce Johnson and Cathy Hackl.

    • 47 min
    147. News: Every company is a crypto company

    147. News: Every company is a crypto company

    Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain and Crypto. Tune in now to find out more about:



    Visa develops interoperability concept for central bank digital currency payments 1:48
    Almost 1.1M people have already signed up for Coinbase NFT waitlist, and NFT sales surge to $10.7 billion in Q3 as crypto asset frenzy hits new highs 12:40
    Bitcoin—not gold—is the new inflation hedge, says JPMorgan 25:30
    DeFi platform mistakenly sends $89 million, CEO begs its return 38:20


    And much more!


    Simon and Cuy are joined by some fantastic guests:



    Kinjal Shah, Senior Associate at Blockchain Capital LLC
    David Hoffman, Co-owner at Bankless
    Lex Sokolin, Head Economist, Decentralized Protocols at ConsenSys


    The Tweet of the Week comes from Ryan Watkins, @RyanWatkins_.


    Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!

    This episode is sponsored by Visa.
    This episode is brought to you by Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments.
    Crypto has opened up a new world of possibility. And Visa is helping everyone take part.
    Visa enables commerce across their network and crypto networks through solutions like Fintech Fast Track, a quick and easy way for crypto innovators to issue payment credentials.
    Join us in this new money movement. Learn more at visa.com/crypto.


    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!


    Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
    Special Guests: David Hoffman, Kinjal Shah, and Lex Sokolin.
    Links:
    Visa develops interoperability concept for central bank digital currency paymentsAlmost 1.1M people have already signed up for Coinbase NFT waitlist, and NFT sales surge to $10.7 billion in Q3 as crypto asset frenzy hits new highsBitcoin—not gold—is the new inflation hedge, says JPMorganDeFi platform mistakenly sends $89 million, CEO begs its return

    • 54 min
    146. Insights: Deconstructing DAO

    146. Insights: Deconstructing DAO

    Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back to discuss all things DAO. In this Insights episode, Simon and Cuy want to explore the world of DAOs. After its resurgence in 2020, DAOs is grabbing headlines left, right, and centre. What are the differences between DAO and more traditional forms of financial services such as traditional banks? What about community based decision making that goes into DAO?


    But most importantly - what is it, and why should we be paying attention? How does it work? Is this just a novelty, or is there something lasting here? Let’s dive in!


    Simon and Cuy are joined by fantastic guests who are experts in the ever-evolving crypto space:



    Jess Sloss, Instigator at Seed Club - Social Token Incubator
    Kyla Scanlon, creator and investor




    This episode is sponsored by Visa.
    This episode is brought to you by Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments.
    Crypto has opened up a new world of possibility. And Visa is helping everyone take part.
    Visa enables commerce across their network and crypto networks through solutions like Fintech Fast Track, a quick and easy way for crypto innovators to issue payment credentials.
    Join us in this new money movement. Learn more at visa.com/crypto.


    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!


    Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
    Special Guests: Jess Sloss and Kyla Scanlon.

    • 49 min
    145. News: Flipping the script on NFTs

    145. News: Flipping the script on NFTs

    Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain and Crypto. Tune in now to find out more about:



    The Loot project flips the script on NFTs 1:26
    El Salvador endures bumpy first week with bitcoin as legal tender 11:16
    SEC wants to regulate Coinbase’s crypto yield product, and is also investigating decentralized crypto exchange developer Uniswap Labs 22:20
    Big week for FTX: An NFT marketplace with cross-chain trading between Ethereum and Solana, an ambassador/equity deal with NBA star Steph Curry, and cast Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in their first ads 31:52
    British Post Office ID App to sell Bitcoin vouchers next week 43:40
    Standard Chartered is more bullish on ether than bitcoin — with a $35,000 price prediction 44:41


    And much more!


    Simon and Cuy are joined by some fantastic guests:



    Gwera Kiwana, Senior Ops Analyst at 11:FS
    Ryan Todd, Research Lead of Digital Assets at Fintech Collective


    The Tweet of the Week comes from Jeremy Allaire, @jerallaire.


    Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!




    This episode is sponsored by Visa.
    This episode is brought to you by Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments.
    Crypto has opened up a new world of possibility. And Visa is helping everyone take part.
    Visa enables commerce across their network and crypto networks through solutions like Fintech Fast Track, a quick and easy way for crypto innovators to issue payment credentials.
    Join us in this new money movement. Learn more at visa.com/crypto.


    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!


    Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
    Special Guests: Gwera Kiwana and Ryan Todd.
    Links:
    The Loot project flips the script on NFTsEl Salvador endures bumpy first week with bitcoin as legal tenderSEC wants to regulate Coinbase’s crypto yield product, and is also investigating decentralized crypto exchange developer Uniswap Labs An NFT marketplace with cross-chain trading between Ethereum and Solana,An ambassador, equity deal with NBA star Steph Curry, Cast Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in their first adsBritish Post Office ID App to sell Bitcoin vouchers next weekStandard Chartered is more bullish on ether than bitcoin — with a $35,000 price prediction

    • 49 min
    144. Insights: NFTs defined

    144. Insights: NFTs defined

    Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back to discuss all things NFTs. In this Insights episode, Simon and Cuy aim to break NFTs down: what are they, how do they work, what can you do with them, what are the practical applications of NFTs, and what does the evolution of the space look like?


    What is the story so far, how are they stored, and how can they move beyond what might be described as a “gimmick” and into something more impactful?


    Simon and Cuy are joined by fantastic guests who are experts in the ever-evolving NFT space:



    Ameer Carter - NFT Artist
    Maria Shen - Partner at Electric Capital




    This episode is sponsored by Visa.
    This episode is brought to you by Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments.
    Crypto has opened up a new world of possibility. And Visa is helping everyone take part.
    Visa enables commerce across their network and crypto networks through solutions like Fintech Fast Track, a quick and easy way for crypto innovators to issue payment credentials.
    Join us in this new money movement. Learn more at visa.com/crypto.


    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!


    Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
    Special Guest: Ameer Carter.

    • 55 min

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