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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

Unchained Laura Shin

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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.

    Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Saylor on the Best Way for Companies to Buy Bitcoin

    Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Saylor on the Best Way for Companies to Buy Bitcoin

    Michael Saylor, CEO and founder of Microstrategy, explains how he decided the publicly traded business data firm needed to put its excess cash in bitcoin and what happened afterward. In this episode, we discuss: 
    why Microstrategy decided to buy Bitcoin, and how the pandemic spurred that whether his previous experience with Microstrategy stock imploding after accounting irregularities were revealed had any bearing on the company's decision to buy bitcoin the reactions of the officers and board members to his suggestion to invest in bitcoin why they put all the excess cash into bitcoin as opposed to some percentage what parts of the bitcoin industry could be improved to better serve corporate interests whether Microstrategy intends to take any money off the table at the top of any future bubbles and reinvest when the price hits a new low whether it hurts Microstrategy that GAAP rules require the company to mark Bitcoin down to the lowest price it traded at during the quarter how his life has changed since Microstrategy bought bitcoin what he thought of Citi downgrading Microstrategy stock what he thinks of Renaissance Technology being the third-largest buyer of Microstrategy stock since the summer what will happen to Microstrategy stock in a bitcoin bear market whether or not there was any further conversation after his tweets with Elon Musk what types of companies, and how many, have been talking with him, expressing interest in buying bitcoin what will happen at the Bitcoin for Companies conference what type of bitcoin data products they are contemplating offering what he thinks will happen to the USD’s global reserve currency status what it would take for him to sell any bitcoin  
    Thank you to our sponsors! 
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    Episode links: 
    Michael Saylor: https://twitter.com/michael_saylor
    Microstrategy: https://www.microstrategy.com/en
    Bitcoin for Corporations: https://www.microstrategy.com/en/resources/events/world-2021/bitcoin-summit
     
    Microstrategy purchases an additional $10 million in bitcoin: https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/financial-documents/microstrategy-acquires-an-additional-10m-in-bitcoin 
    https://www.microstrategy.com/content/dam/website-assets/collateral/financial-
    documents/financial-document-archive/Form-8-K_jan-22-2021.pdf
     
    Unchained interview with Saifedean Ammous: https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-saifedean-ammous-on-why-bitcoin-is-the-most-advanced-form-of-money/
     
    August 11, 2020: Microstrategy adopts Bitcoin as its primary reserve asset: https://ir.microstrategy.com/news-releases/news-release-details/microstrategy-adopts-bitcoin-primary-treasury-reserve-asset
     
    August 11, 2020: Microstrategy makes tender offer to purchase up to $250 million of its common stock: https://ir.microstrategy.com/news-releases/news-release-details/microstrategy-announces-commencement-modified-dutch-auction
     
    September 11, 2020: Microstrategy to purchase $60.5 million of common stock: https://ir.microstrategy.com/news-releases/news-release-details/microstrategy-announces-final-results-modified-dutch-auction
     
    Plan to offer $550 million in convertible notes: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/87120/microstrategy-550m-convertible-notes-bitcoin
     
    Microstrategy announces over $1 billion in Bitcoin purchases in 2020: https://www.microstrategy.com/en/company/company-videos/microstrategy-announces-over-1b-in-total-bitcoin-purchases-in-2020
     
    Michael Saylor’s 2013 tweet on Bitcoin: https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/413478389329428480?s=20
     
    Forbes expose on unusual accounting practices by Microstrategy back in 2000: https://www.forbes.com/global/2000/0306/0305024a.html?sh=46312df01674
    April 2000 profile of Michael in The New Yorker: https://archives.newyorker.com/newyorker/2000-04-03/

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    The SEC's Lawsuit Against Ripple and 2 Execs: What You Need to Know

    The SEC's Lawsuit Against Ripple and 2 Execs: What You Need to Know

    Stephen Palley, partner at Anderson Kill. and Gabriel Shapiro, partner at BSV Law, discuss the SEC's lawsuit against Ripple and two executives, Chris Larsen and Bard Garlinghouse. In this episode, they explain:
    what was so "egregious" that the SEC went after two executives, Chris Larsen and Brad Garlinghouse, were charged  why their sales showed an information asymmetry, and why that matters why the complaint comes close to being a fraud case, but why the SEC didn't charge them with fraud why the idea that XRP is a currency and therefore cannot be a security will likely not fly why it's unlikely the case will go to the Supreme Court the SEC's case for why XRP is a security, and Ripple's role in it how even on a technical level, the XRP network is centralized how strong the SEC's case is against Larsen and Garlinghouse Stephen's and Gabriel's predictions on how the lawsuit will play out how this will likely impact XRP investors whether or not Ripple could become an SEC-reporting company and XRP a security what happened with Ripple's lead investor in its most recent fundraising round whether or not the SEC might go after exchanges or other players who made money off XRP or collaborated with Ripple around XRP trading what this means for Coinbase, in particular, because it's going public later this year what Ripple's defense, in its summarized Wells submission, was  how this case compares to some of the other big SEC/crypto securities cases, Kik/Kin and Telegram whether there might ever be a digital token that is determined to be a security for specific transactions but not others what the wider implications of the case are for the rest of the crypto industry   
    Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: http://crypto.com
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    Episode links: 
    Stephen Palley: https://twitter.com/stephendpalley
    Gabriel Shapiro: https://twitter.com/lex_node
     
    SEC lawsuit against Ripple: https://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2020/comp-pr2020-338.pdf
     
    SEC lawsuit against Ripple being close to a fraud case: https://twitter.com/stephendpalley/status/1341523294344896515?s=20
     
    Former SEC commissioner Joe Grundefest on the case: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/89164/former-sec-commissioner-says-ripple-lawsuit-will-cause-multi-billion-dollar-losses-to-innocent-third-parties
     
    Other lawsuit against Ripple: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.334410/gov.uscourts.cand.334410.115.0.pdf
     
    Technical assessment of Ripple network: https://cryptobern.github.io/noconsensusripple/
     
    Tetragon’s case against Ripple: https://twitter.com/stephendpalley/status/1346531087971999749?s=20
     
    What the case means for exchanges: https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-delist-xrp-exchanges-dilemma
     
    Coinbase suspends trading in XRP: https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-will-suspend-trading-in-xrp-on-january-19-2e09652dbf57
    https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-suspends-xrp-trading
     
    Lawsuit against Coinbase: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-30/coinbase-sued-over-xrp-commissions-after-sec-pursues-ripple?sref=m9L277rN
    https://twitter.com/stephendpalley/status/1344352455895691269?s=20
     
    People in the industry thinking for a while that XRP is a security: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/genesis/57366/xrp-is-probably-a-security-dont-at-me
     
    Mary Jo White: https://www.coindesk.com/former-sec-chair-represents-ripple-xrp-lawsuit

    Ripple’s Wells submission: https://ripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Ripple-Wells-Submission-Summary.pdf

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    Willy Woo: How Bitcoin Reaches up to $300,000 by End of Year

    Willy Woo: How Bitcoin Reaches up to $300,000 by End of Year

    Willy Woo, a prominent on-chain Bitcoin analyst and author of the “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, explains the parabolic activity of Bitcoin in the past month. We cover: 
    why he thinks Bitcoin has more than doubled in the last month what the "double pump" market is and why Bitcoin may see two rallies this cycle what stage of the Bitcoin bull market we are currently in who is buying, and how they've differed from previous investors who still is yet to buy this cycle why Bitcoin hitting new all-time highs mean that we're in "uncharted price discovery" how his "top cap model" shows Bitcoin could be around $95k by end of year and how if certain trends accelerate, it could reach $200,000-$300,000 by year's end how the pandemic impacted Bitcoin’s price what on-chain movements he's seeing that make him call the current cycle of Bitcoin "whale spawning season”  how to gauge the increasingly rapid investor activity  what to expect from Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2021  
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Crypto.com: http://crypto.com
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    Episode links: 
    Willy Woo: https://twitter.com/woonomic
    Woobull.com: http://charts.woobull.com
     
    Willy on Unconfirmed: https://unchainedpodcast.com/willy-woo-on-why-its-an-extremely-great-time-to-buy-bitcoin/
     
    Fibonacci traces tweet: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1347433551906500614?s=20
     
    Bitcoin reflexivity: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1344189627997949952/photo/1
     
    Who has been buying recently: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1347127159538688002?s=20
     
    Double pump bull market: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1346889817792004096?s=20
     
    Buying by long-term holders: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1346827893322616833/photo/1
     
    What percentage of the Bitcoin supply is liquid: https://insights.glassnode.com/bitcoin-liquid-supply/
     
    Premium above NVT Price: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1346797291668029440/photo/1
     
    Accumulation of BTC before the OCC announcement: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1346296294797582336/photo/1
     
    Will never see a $20k BTC again: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1345660018541019138?s=20
     
    Bitcoin as investment vs. tech: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1345221723751206912?s=20

    NVT Ratio: http://charts.woobull.com/bitcoin-nvt-ratio/

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    Central Bank Digital Currencies: How Should Privacy Be Built In?

    Central Bank Digital Currencies: How Should Privacy Be Built In?

    This panel, from a panel for the fifth anniversary of Hyperledger, features Rob Palatnick, managing director of global head of technology research and innovation at the DTCC and chairman of the Hyperledger board, Matthieu Saint Olive, Codefi payments product manager and CBDC advisor at ConsenSys, and Robert Bench, assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In this discussion on the current outlook on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), they cover: 
    what main problems CBDCs can solve whether CBDCs should be open sourced why building a new technology for CBDCs is preferred over using existing tech how concerns over CBDCs and their privacy implications differ across countries what possible pain points or opportunities CBDCs pose for central banks whether CBDCs should be blockchain-based to what extent CBDCs will be distributed and open networks, and whether fees would be charged for transactions how central banks are thinking about methods of adoption, like whether they will bank directly with retail customers or still use commercial banks  how developers balance the drawbacks and benefits of blockchain-based CBDCs with different stakeholders whether stable coins will be replaced by or coexist with CBDCs and what the future holds for the continued development of CBDCs  
    Thank you to our sponsors!
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    Episode links: 
    Rob Palatnick: https://www.dtcc.com/our-experts/robert-palatnick
    Brian Behlendorf: https://twitter.com/brianbehlendorf?lang=en 
    Matthieu Saint Olive: https://twitter.com/msaintolive?lang=en 
    Robert Bench: https://www.bostonfed.org/home/people/bank/robert-bench.aspx

    • 56 min.
    2020 Highlights: The Biggest News Stories of the Year in Crypto

    2020 Highlights: The Biggest News Stories of the Year in Crypto

    Host Laura Shin recaps the biggest stories of the year in crypto, with clips from shows throughout the year. In this episode, we cover how the pandemic drove Bitcoin to new all-time highs, how regulation began to come for the crypto space in a big way, plus new trends in DeFi, corporate structures, and how ETH will change as an asset. 
     
    Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: http://crypto.com
    1inch: https://1inch.exchange
     
    Episode links: 
    Meltem Demirors on Bitcoin’s behavior during the recession https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-meltem-demirors-and-lyn-alden-on-the-perfect-conditions-for-bitcoin/
     
    Mike Novogratz and Raoul Pal on Bitcoin’s relation to fiat https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-mike-novogratz-and-raoul-pal-on-the-single-greatest-brand-of-the-last-10-years/
     
    Chamath Palihapitiya on Bitcoin as a financial hedge https://unchainedpodcast.com/chamath-palihapitiya-why-bitcoin-will-be-the-category-winner/
     
    Cathie Wood and Dan Tapiero on corporate adoption of Bitcoin https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-bitcoin-under-a-biden-administration/
     
    Dave Jevans and Siân Jones on regulation and VASPs https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-the-travel-rule-is-one-of-the-most-significant-regulations-in-crypto/ 
     
    Jake Chervinsky and Kristin Smith on the Swiss Rule and self-hosted wallets https://unchainedpodcast.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-looming-battle-over-privacy-in-crypto/
     
    Jeremy Allaire and Kristin Smith on Mnuchin’s proposed FinCEN rule https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-is-the-proposed-fincen-rule-for-unhosted-wallets-being-pushed-so-quickly/
     
    Jessi Brooks and Zia Faruqui on cryptocurrencies facilitating illicit activity https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-this-doj-strike-force-hunts-down-cryptocurrency-criminals/ 
     
    Brian Brooks on Americans accepting more privacy restrictions https://unchainedpodcast.com/acting-comptroller-of-the-currency-brian-brooks-on-crypto-banks/
     
    Meltem Demirors on privacy being under attack https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-bitcoin-now-meltem-demirors-and-lyn-alden-on-the-perfect-conditions-for-bitcoin/
     
    Haseeb Qureshi on the maturation of DeFi https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-decentralized-trading-has-10xed-in-a-few-months/ 
     
    Vitalik Buterin on risks that still exist in DeFi https://unchainedpodcast.com/vitalik-buterin-on-ethereums-five-year-anniversary/
     
    Taylor Monahan and Dan Guido on DeFi security https://unchainedpodcast.com/defi-security-with-so-many-hacks-will-it-ever-be-safe/ 
     
    Vitalik Buterin reflecting on the last five years of Ethereum https://unchainedpodcast.com/vitalik-buterin-on-ethereums-five-year-anniversary/ 
     
    Ryan Watkins on Ethereum 2.0 https://unchainedpodcast.com/ethereum-2-0-what-you-need-to-know/ 
     
    Olaf Carlson-Wee on DeFi impacting the traditional corporate structure https://unchainedpodcast.com/olaf-carlson-wee-if-there-is-a-money-losing-exploit-the-money-is-gone/

    Andrew Cronje on shifting corporate structures https://unchainedpodcast.com/andre-cronje-of-yearn-finance-on-yfi-and-the-fair-launch-im-lazy/

    • 1 u. 2 min.
    Why Is the Proposed FinCEN Rule for Unhosted Wallets Being Pushed So Quickly?

    Why Is the Proposed FinCEN Rule for Unhosted Wallets Being Pushed So Quickly?

    Jeremy Allaire of Circle Pay and Kristin Smith of the Blockchain Association explain the impact of and motivation behind Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s proposed FinCEN rule that targets “unhosted” wallets. In this episode, they cover:
    what the new FinCEN rule says, and how it would impact unhosted or self-hosted wallets, as well as crypto businesses why they believe this is really politically motivated and unilateral midnight rule making by Secretary Mnuchin  what other bureaucrats and policymakers think should be done instead  whether the rule only affects businesses rather than individuals  what information will be recorded according to the rule ways to circumvent compliance  how the rule affects DeFi and Web3 the procedural hurdles Mnuchin took to propose the rule, and what they recommend the crypto community to do try to stop the implementation of the rule  how the rule comports with European GDPR regulations  which government entities will be tasked with making the regulatory changes the space needs  why President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration may be more favorable for the space  
    Thank you to our sponsors! 
    Crypto.com: http://crypto.com
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    Episode links: 
    Jeremy Allaire: https://twitter.com/jerallaire 
    Kristin Smith: https://twitter.com/kmsmithdc
     
    Circle: https://www.circle.com/en/
    The Blockchain Association: https://theblockchainassociation.org
     
    Stories on proposed rule: 
    https://www.coindesk.com/fincen-proposes-kyc-rules-for-crypto-wallets
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/88347/treasury-crypto-wallets-reporting-rule
     
    Effect on DeFi: https://twitter.com/jerallaire/status/1340060806088671232?s=20
     
    https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1340050400871911424?s=20
     
    Coin Center response: https://www.coincenter.org/a-midnight-rule-for-cryptocurrency-transaction-reports/
     
    Brian Armstrong’s earlier tweet thread: https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1331745196887867393

    Collins Belton’s tweet thread: https://twitter.com/collins_belton/status/1340051986008350721?s=20

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