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In this daily podcast, Bloomberg’s reporting team teases out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation. Led by crypto editor stacy-marie ishmael, the show draws on reporters and editors around the world and credible voices from across the industry. Episodes cover everything from regulation to NFTs to DeFi to the environmental considerations surrounding an asset class shaping the future of finance.

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In this daily podcast, Bloomberg’s reporting team teases out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation. Led by crypto editor stacy-marie ishmael, the show draws on reporters and editors around the world and credible voices from across the industry. Episodes cover everything from regulation to NFTs to DeFi to the environmental considerations surrounding an asset class shaping the future of finance.

    What do Alameda, FTX, and Sam Bankman-Fried Have in Common?

    What do Alameda, FTX, and Sam Bankman-Fried Have in Common?

    You may have heard of cryptocurrency exchange FTX and you may have heard of its CEO and Founder, Sam Bankman-Fried. But have you heard of Alameda Research? 

    It’s not a Silicon Valley robotics lab but it is one of the largest and most influential cryptocurrency trading firms in the world. Founded by Sam Bankman-Fried and operating with a modest team of 30 employees, Alameda pocketed over $1 billion dollars in profit last year. The firm and its employees have, for the most part, preferred not to draw too much attention. In recent months though, it’s gotten harder for Alameda to fly under the radar, as the collapse of crypto has revealed a tangle of connections between Alameda, FTX and the broader virtual currency markets.  

    But as Alameda’s influence spreads and connections emerge, so have concerns over potential conflicts of interests. 

    Bloomberg reporter Hannah Miller joins guest host and Bloomberg crypto senior editor Anna Irrera in this episode to untangle these connections.
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    • 15 min
    What's a Crypto ETF, Anyway?

    What's a Crypto ETF, Anyway?

    For investors trying to get exposure to crypto, there are many different options available these days. Products like crypto ETFs, or exchange traded funds, are one of the most popular alternatives to owning tokens directly. 

    What are crypto ETFs and how do they work? And what does it mean that many of the products pitched as ways to diversify your crypto portfolio are actually pretty similar to each other? Katie Greifeld joins this episode to tackle these questions.
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    • 14 min
    China Banned Crypto One Year Ago. What's Changed?

    China Banned Crypto One Year Ago. What's Changed?

    This September marks the one-year anniversary of China declaring that crypto transactions were effectively illegal. The decision wasn't entirely unexpected: China has been trying to crack down on crypto in one form or another since at least 2013. 

    The 2021 declaration prompted some pretty swift and significant changes, including the uprooting of a Chinese Bitcoin mining community.  

    This episode features Bloomberg reporters Yueqi Yang and David Pan, as well as Winston Ma, a Managing Partner & Co-Founder at CloudTree Ventures, who’s also an NYU Adjunct Professor in the global digital economy.
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    • 19 min
    The Merge is Over. It's Time for the Surge.

    The Merge is Over. It's Time for the Surge.

    So, ‘The Merge’ happened. After years of anticipation, multiple false starts and delays, the biggest ever software upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain is complete. And now the question is: what’s next?  What are the other major milestones for the future of Ethereum’s ecosystem and the Ether token itself?

    In this episode, you’ll hear from Bloomberg reporter Olga Kharif and from Dave Liedtka, senior editor for crypto.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Is Crypto's Market Value Real?

    Is Crypto's Market Value Real?

    Losses from this year's crypto winter have affected the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem, from hedge funds, to lenders, to countless individual retail investors. By most calculations, $2 trillion worth of value has been wiped out. 

    Before the big chill, the estimated total market value of crypto assets worldwide stood around $3 trillion in November 2021. But how is market value calculated? And how representative is it of crypto’s actual economic value? Did the digital asset boom ever even happen? Is there an element of groupthink when it comes to crypto’s overall valuation? Do we need to rethink market value?

    Bloomberg reporter Vildana Hajric joins this episode to weigh in on this increasingly disputed metric.
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    • 18 min
    Why Crypto Miners Are Moving to the Arctic Circle

    Why Crypto Miners Are Moving to the Arctic Circle

    Miners are on the move again, forever chasing that combination of abundant electricity for relatively low prices. This time, they’re heading north of the Arctic Circle. Sweden and Norway are home to some of the most abundant energy sources in the world: geothermal, wind, and hydro electricity. 

    These countries have increasingly become attractive to Bitcoin miners. But the combination of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with rising inflation and environmental factors like drought, are curbing the availability of cheap electricity in these Nordic regions. Miners in some of these areas could even be regulated out of the market. 

    Bloomberg Editor Lars Paulsson joins this episode to discuss what’s happening in the region.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

hungryhippoport ,

Great new podcast

This is super informative. Loving the first 2 episodes. Excited to continue tuning in!

PZ9216 ,

Good content

This podcast has pretty good content however limiting the stars to three because they have a lot of dramatic loud music in the background sometimes, which seems unnecessary and distracting for people just tuning in to get the info

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