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Welcome to The Scoop, The Block's flagship podcast covering finance and technology industries through unmatched interviews with top thought leaders, cultural icons and industry veterans. The Block’s Frank Chaparro hosts new guests every week, diving into breaking news and topics ranging from NFTs, to the impact of DeFi on Wall Street, to Bitcoin's role in the economy and beyond.

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Welcome to The Scoop, The Block's flagship podcast covering finance and technology industries through unmatched interviews with top thought leaders, cultural icons and industry veterans. The Block’s Frank Chaparro hosts new guests every week, diving into breaking news and topics ranging from NFTs, to the impact of DeFi on Wall Street, to Bitcoin's role in the economy and beyond.

    Why Wall Street keeps getting Coinbase earnings wrong

    Why Wall Street keeps getting Coinbase earnings wrong

    In this episode of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and former Deutsche Bank payment analyst Ryan Todd delve into Coinbase's financial performance for the fourth quarter.
    Todd, a former payments analyst at Deutsche Bank, offers an in-depth analysis of why Wall Street regularly underestimates Coinbase's earnings. He sheds light on the structural factors leading to consistent earnings outperformance, not only by Coinbase but also by major tech companies overall.

    • 33 min
    Solana's development ecosystem is 'healthier than ever'

    Solana's development ecosystem is 'healthier than ever'

    Colosseum is an online platform that runs hackathons, accelerates founders, and invests in breakout startups on Solana.
    In this episode, Colosseum co-founders Matty Taylor and Clay Robbins discuss how they are establishing Colosseum as an entry point into crypto, and their personal journeys in building Colosseum.
    According to Robbins, maintaining a supportive culture around developer activity is vital for any crypto ecosystem's success:
    "The lifeblood of growth in the ecosystem is a function of the independent developer ecosystem's health. And so we want to make sure that's our primary remit and service that we're providing. And candidly, that's what we want the Colosseum brand associated with first and foremost."

    • 44 min
    The potential of new spot bitcoin ETFs has yet to be unlocked

    The potential of new spot bitcoin ETFs has yet to be unlocked

    Matthew Hougan is the Chief Investment Officer for Bitwise — one of several asset managers to recently launch a spot Bitcoin ETF.
    In this episode, Hougan shares his inside perspective on how market participants are reacting to the new spot Bitcoin ETFs, and why he believes we're not yet at the "sweet spot of demand" for the new products.

    OUTLINE
    00:00 Introduction
    05:46 Crypto & Wall Street
    09:55 BTC ETF Launch Analysis
    13:26 ETF Provider Competition
    19:51 ETF Trading Mechanics
    23:55 RIA BTC Sales Pitch
    28:18 Portfolio Construction
    30:15 Looking Forward
    32:32 Exotic Crypto ETFs

    • 37 min
    Bridging the gap between onchain and off-chain payments

    Bridging the gap between onchain and off-chain payments

    Dr. Friederike Ernst is the co-founder of Gnosis and Gnosis Pay.
    In this episode, Dr. Ernst shares how Gnosis Pay is working to bridge the gap between on-chain and off-chain payments, and how the upcoming Gnosis Card will allow users to spend their crypto at over 80 million VISA merchants worldwide.
    Although crypto payments for everyday transactions have yet to penetrate the consumer market, Dr. Ernst says it's only a matter of time before traditional financial services move onchain:
    "In 5 to 10 years, I am pretty certain that most financial rails were run on blockchain technology just because it's much, much more efficient than the current stack."

    • 30 min
    Chris Dixon's new book highlights how blockchains can lead to a more equitable internet

    Chris Dixon's new book highlights how blockchains can lead to a more equitable internet

    Chris Dixon is a managing partner at a16z and the founder of a16z crypto.
    In this episode, Dixon gives an overview of his new book, Read Write Own: Building the Next Generation of the Internet, and explains how blockchains have the potential to create more equatable online experiences.
    OUTLINE
    00:00 Background
    08:04 New Book
    11:13 Crypto Skeptics
    14:56 Tech Centralization
    19:53 Web2 vs Web3
    24:11 Networks vs Tokens
    31:12 Platform Ownership
    33:49 Platform Take Rates
    37:49 Consumer Crypto
    40:49 Regulatory Uncertainty
    47:29 Venture Landscape

    • 51 min
    Noble is bringing RWAs to Cosmos

    Noble is bringing RWAs to Cosmos

    Jelena Djuric is the co-founder of Noble and Sam Hart is the co-founder of Timewave Labs and the Head of Strategy at Skip Protocol.
    In this episode, Djuric and Hart — both seasoned Cosmos veterans — breakdown the recent advancements that have helped the Cosmos ecosystem enter into a new era of innovation and expansion.
    Djuric also announces Noble's partnership with Hashnote to bring the USYC token to the Cosmos, making USYC the first cross chain real-world asset (RWA) in the Cosmos ecosystem that is liquid, compliant, interoperable and seamless to use. 

    • 46 min

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