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Events in crypto take place at warp speed. This weekly crypto podcast reveals how the marquee names in crypto are reacting to the week’s top headlines. With host Laura Shin, the guests also discuss what they’re thinking about these days and reveal what they believe is on the horizon in crypto. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

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Events in crypto take place at warp speed. This weekly crypto podcast reveals how the marquee names in crypto are reacting to the week’s top headlines. With host Laura Shin, the guests also discuss what they’re thinking about these days and reveal what they believe is on the horizon in crypto. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

    How This New Supply Metric Makes Buy Signals Clearer - Ep.132

    How This New Supply Metric Makes Buy Signals Clearer - Ep.132

    Ben Celermajer, index manager at Coin Metrics, talks about a new metric Coin Metrics introduced this week, called free float supply. In this episode, he explains:
     
    what problems in general Coin Metrics is trying to resolve with its various new metrics when it comes to blockchain-based tokens what other new metrics it has introduced what free float supply is what types of tokens and token holders it excludes from the free float how market caps change for some of the biggest coins when compared to the traditionally reported supply how using free float changes other valuation methods such as NVT and MVRV what other products Coin Metrics plans to build on these metrics  
    Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: https://www.crypto.com
    Nexo: https://nexo.io
     
    Episode links: 
    Benjamin Celermajer: https://twitter.com/CelermajerB
    Coin Metrics: https://coinmetrics.io
    Coin Metrics blog post on free float supply: https://coinmetrics.io/introducing-free-float-supply/
    Coin Desk on the new metric: https://www.coindesk.com/coin-metrics-offers-more-rigorous-measure-of-crypto-market-supply
     
    Links from news recap:
    https://unchainedpodcast.com/a-popular-bitcoin-theory-is-debunked/

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    How You Can Double Your Money -- Or Lose Everything - Ep.131

    How You Can Double Your Money -- Or Lose Everything - Ep.131

    Angel investor and writer Tony Sheng explains what yield farming is, why it's been such a craze, and whether or not the trend is sustainable. We discuss:
    how yield farming works how people could potentially earn 100% in annual percentage yields from it why people can earn more from lending or borrowing certain tokens vs. others how people can earn from borrowing at all how much leverage people are playing with the three ways people can lose their money while trying to yield farm and what the long-term significance is of yield farming for crypto Unchained is hiring! 
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    Crypto.com: https://crypto.com
    Nexo: https://nexo.io
    DeversiFi: https://deversifi.com
    Episode links: 
    Tony Sheng: https://twitter.com/tonysheng
    Tony's newsletter: https://www.tonysheng.com
    Beware illiquid markets: https://tonysheng.substack.com/p/beware-illiquid-markets-lessons-from
    Yield farming is the new GPU mining: https://tonysheng.substack.com/p/yield-farming-is-the-new-gpu-mining
    How to earn 100% annual interest yield farming: https://twitter.com/tonysheng/status/1274393189231689728
    How you might lose your funds yield farming: https://twitter.com/tonysheng/status/1274780457729617920?s=20
    Links from news recap:
    https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-chamath-palihapitiya-believes-in-bitcoin/

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    Why COMP 5xed on Day 1 and What This Means for a DeFi Bull Market - Ep.130

    Why COMP 5xed on Day 1 and What This Means for a DeFi Bull Market - Ep.130

    Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, discusses the launch of the COMP token this week, including:
    why the price of COMP tokens popped how this now meant that the governance of the Compound protocol was now in the hands of the community whether liquidity mining in DeFi is similar to or different from transaction mining on centralized exchanges what the price jump in COMP on day 1 means for a future DeFi bull market why Kain believes he is already seeing Bitcoin flowing into alts and DeFi tokens what this means for VCs who invested in layer 1 projects Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: https://crypto.com
    Nexo: https://nexo.io
    DeversiFi: https://deversifi.com
    Episode links: 
    Kain Warwick: https://twitter.com/kaiynne
    Synthetix: https://www.synthetix.io
    Tweet storm on what he got wrong about COMP: https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1272875213319856129
    Governance of Compound now in hands of the community: https://medium.com/compound-finance/compound-community-ownership-ee0ed1252cc3
    Tushar Jain’s tweet: https://twitter.com/TusharJain_/status/1272696517258883072 
    Why Kain thinks COMP popping on its first day is a harbinger of a DeFi bull market: https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1272723560260198402?s=20
    DeFi Weekly: https://defiweekly.substack.com/p/comp-lessons-and-learnings-651
    Deribit on how this can create network effects: https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/supercharging-network-effects-in-crypto/
    Tweet storm on the BTC dominance cycle: https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1269792683616120833?s=20 
    Tom Shaughnessy tweet on how there’s no more competition between layer 1s — it’s more about DeFi: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119/status/1272373784616542209
    Similar thoughts by Spencer Noon: https://twitter.com/spencernoon/status/1273403731586023431?s=20
    Links from news recap:
    https://unchainedpodcast.com/make-5x-on-day-1/

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    Why 'Cryptocurrency Would Not Exist Without Black People' - Ep.129

    Why 'Cryptocurrency Would Not Exist Without Black People' - Ep.129

    Robby Greenfield, the CEO of Emerging Impact and the former head of social impact and diversity programming at ConsenSys, talks about how the crypto community handles issues of diversity and inclusion. We discuss:
    why he thinks many in the community want to change everything but systemic racism why many in the community turned a blind eye to racist posts retweeted by cryptographer Nick Szabo how people in the crypto community responded to his recent essay on racism why cryptocurrency would not exist without black people his social impact work at ConsenSys how blockchain technology and crypto can help address issues of racism why blacks are underrepresented in crypto despite expressing more interested in it than other demographics Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: https://crypto.com
    Nexo: https://nexo.io
    DeversiFi: https://deversifi.com
    Episode links: 
    Robby Greenfield: https://twitter.com/RobTG4
    Emerging Impact: http://emergingimpact.com 
    Robby’s essay in CoinDesk: https://www.coindesk.com/the-crypto-community-needs-to-stand-up-and-fight-racism
    Robby’s tweet storm on why cryptocurrency would not exist without black people: https://twitter.com/RobTG4/status/1269430232861175808
    Unconfirmed interview with Steven McKie: https://unchainedpodcast.com/look-for-opportunities-to-increase-diversity-in-crypto/
    Robby's campaign, Crypto for Black Lives: http://chng.it/KFn7vnk5
    Links from news recap:
    https://unchainedpodcast.com/you-cant-buy-bad-press-like-that/

    • 32 min
    'Look for Opportunities' to Increase Diversity in Crypto - Ep.128

    'Look for Opportunities' to Increase Diversity in Crypto - Ep.128

    Steven McKie, CEO and founding partner at Amentum Capital, discusses the incidents involving Amy Cooper and George Floyd and the resulting protests, and how systemic racism affects black entrepreneurs in crypto. In this episode we discuss:
    His personal story from a childhood in poverty to running a crypto hedge fund How companies that want to hire from underrepresented groups have to change their habits to reach out to those communities Why underrepresented communities can be easily left behind at the time of technological revolutions Why Black Americans express more interest in crypto than white Americans and yet are still underrepresented What he says when people say that underrepresented groups choose not to be involved in crypto since there are no barriers Take our survey!
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    Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: https://crypto.com
    Nexo: https://nexo.io
    DeversiFi: https://deversifi.com
    Episode links: 
    Steven McKie: https://twitter.com/Steven_McKie
    Amentum: https://amentum.org
    Steven's personal story: 
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/i-started-from-the-bottom-bitcoin-investor-went-from-poverty-to-launching-a-hedge-fund-2017-12-18
    Coinbase Reports: Black Americans and Crypto: https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-reports-black-americans-crypto-97e54cc89f84
    Weekly News Recap:
    https://unchainedpodcast.com/where-the-bitcoins-are/

    • 35 min
    What Patoshi Is and How It Affects Craig Wright - Ep.127

    What Patoshi Is and How It Affects Craig Wright - Ep.127

    Sergio Lerner, the head of innovation of IOV Labs and the creator of the Rootstock side chain, describes a pattern he discovered in early Bitcoin mining that he called Patoshi and why people are talking about it now. In this episode he explains:
    what the Patoshi pattern is what connection it has to Satoshi why the pattern exists how the pattern is being used now in a current court case in which Craig Wright is claiming he is Satoshi Nakamoto how the Patoshi pattern was used this week to evaluate a set of transactions involving early bitcoins signed with the statement, "Craig Steven Wright is a liar and fraud" how it can be determined whether or not recent transactions were mined under the Patoshi pattern Take our survey!
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    Unchained is hiring!
    Come work at Unchained! We have an opening for a remote editorial assistant — find out more about the gig and apply here: https://unchainedpodcast.com/seeking-remote-editorial-assistant/
    Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: https://crypto.com
    Nexo: https://nexo.io
    DeversiFi: https://www.deversifi.com/
    Episode links: 
    Sergio Demian Lerner: https://twitter.com/SDLerner
    First blog post about the Patoshi pattern: https://bitslog.com/2013/04/17/the-well-deserved-fortune-of-satoshi-nakamoto/
    Block 3654: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/block/3654
    Photo of where block 3654 fits against the Patoshi pattern: https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1263130214726582272/photo/1
    More background on the Craig Wright case: theblockcrypto.com/linked/66657/plaintiffs-in-craig-wright-case-present-new-evidence-that-he-fabricated-his-list-of-bitcoin-addresses-and-blocks 
    https://www.coindesk.com/craig-wright-called-fraud-message-signed-bitcoin-addresses-satoshi
    The addresses moved this week: https://www.reddit.com/r/bsv/comments/gq8ao1/more_than_100_addresses_with_unmoved_bitcoin/
    https://paste.debian.net/plain/1148565
    BitMEX Research on the recent transactions: 
    https://twitter.com/BitMEXResearch/status/1264989743139500033?s=20
    Stephen Palley's take on what this means for Craig Wright's claim: https://twitter.com/stephendpalley/status/1265739610434473984?s=20 
    Links from news recap:
    https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-15-year-old-with-a-private-jet-account/

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