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The Blockchain.com Podcast

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The official podcast of Blockchain.com, bringing you some of the greatest conversations in cryptocurrency. Hosted by Dr. Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.
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From recreating Pokemon cards in elementary school to selling some of the most widely celebrated NFTs (non-fungible tokens), we spoke with artist pplpleasr about her journey into the digital world. We touch on why selling art as NFTs is becoming more and more attractive to artists, how artists make money through this medium, and the market dynamics of art and collectible NFTs vs gaming NFTs. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
In this episode, we spoke with Justin Rice the VP of Ecosystem at Stellar about why Ukraine is trailing their central bank digital currencies on the Stellar network and their recent partnership with cross-border payments giant Moneygram. We also touch on Stellar’s new protocol update and what makes Stellar the ideal platform for both seasoned entrepreneurs and those starting out in the space too. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
In this bonus episode, listen to Blockchain.com Co-Founder Nic Cary’s conversation at Web Summit 2021 on ‘The Next Era of Cryptocurrency’ with Robert Hackett, Senior Writer and Tech Editor at Fortune. This episode covers everything from what exactly is a cryptocurrency and why large financial institutions are changing their perspectives on crypto, as well as industry hot topics including sustainability and the future of NFTs. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. You can watch the interview on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9zESB_jVew&t=28s  Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
As part of our monthly Market Outlook live event, we spoke with Dr. Markus Franke Co-creator of the layer 1 platform and stablecoin Celo. In this episode, we dive into the critical questions around the design of stablecoins, their role during the rise of central bank digital currencies, and what the future holds for stablecoin development. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Keep an eye on our social channels to sign up for next month’s live event. Watch the recording here: https://bit.ly/3k1y0fa Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
Mastercard recently announced support of crypto assets and stablecoin use on their global payment network. In this episode, we spoke with Jesse McWaters Global Head of Regulatory Advocacy (Senior Vice President) at Mastercard about how large financial institutions look at blockchain technology and engage with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
In this guest episode, G Clay Miller and Jessie Niles of Penrose Partners talk through a recent presentation about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). With large-scale adoption well on its way and organizations such as The Economist launching their own NFT projects, this episode covers what exactly NFTs are, some of their use cases, and how to purchase your first NFT. You can view the presentation here: https://bit.ly/3EjgECe If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
Following on from CEO Peter Smith’s appearance on The Scoop with Frank Chaparro, we invited Frank into the hot seat. In the fast-moving world of crypto, Frank discusses how to designate what is in fact ‘newsworthy’ and how to push the narrative forward. We also touch on talking crypto with grandma and finding a common appreciation for Cracker Barrel. If you enjoyed this bonus episode don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
Regulatory scrutiny will always be part of the bargain when it comes to the mass adoption of cryptocurrency. To talk about some of the current policy issues surrounding crypto, we spoke with Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). 25 years ago, Cindy helped lead the Bernstein vs. The Department of Justice court case, which established software code as protected speech under the US civil rights first amendment.  If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
In this bonus episode, Blockchain.com CEO Peter Smith speaks with Evgeny Gaevoy, CEO of the crypto market maker Wintermute. Evgeny discusses what exactly market makers are, and the importance of focusing on one thing - and doing it well. Blockchain.com Ventures led Wintermute’s Seed Round, we discuss how we thought about the investment then and now, and what comes next. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
In this month’s Market Outlook event we discussed market trends, as well as the rise of the “Alt Layer 1 trade”. We were also joined by Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder of the decentralized proof of stake blockchain network Tezos, and discussed how her experience in traditional finance shaped her outlook on the future of finance and blockchain technology. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
In this episode, we spoke with Pat Duffy Co-Founder of The Giving Block on the critical role of gifting cryptocurrency. While major charities such as Save the Children accept cryptocurrency donations, Pat discusses industry obstacles, the changing political landscape, and what motivates people to donate in crypto vs fiat currency. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
In this episode, we spoke with past Blockchain.com employee and Bitcoin Core Developer, Sjors Provoost. Sjors covered exactly what a “bitcoin core developer” means, the controversy surrounding El Salvador’s Bitcoin currency, and the upcoming Taproot upgrade. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Start your crypto journey with Blockchain.com today. Sign up for a Wallet: https://bit.ly/3k4Fr5B Trade on the Exchange: https://bit.ly/3pODxtg
On today's episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research Garrick Hileman sat down with Mike Elias, the founder of IdeaMarket. IdeaMarket is a blockchain marketplace that allows users to “list” influencers and buy/sell trade them. Their conversation covers why current anti-misinformation tactics not working, how blockchain and cryptocurrency are being used by IdeaMarket to weed out bad actors and how people can earn money on Ideamarket.  If you’re enjoying our podcast please rate us and leave a review, as it really helps us connect with more listeners.  Resources: IdeaMarket: ideamarket.io An Intro to Crypto: medium.com/blockchain/intro-to-crypto-by-blockchain-com-590906dd315f  September Market Outlook: medium.com/blockchain/the-ultimate-rebound-machine-efbffa117d9c 
Blockchain.com's monthly discussion about the crypto market. During the call we’ll cover asset price movements, potential key drivers, developments in the news, and updates from Blockchain.com.   This month, we were joined by Erik Voorhees, CEO and Founder of ShapeShift to discuss the decentralization of ShapeShift and the future of the organization. Enjoy!
This month's Market Outlook event, we were joined by Peter Mauric, Head of Public Affairs at Parity, the team focused on building the technology for Polkadot.  Our Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, sat down with Peter to discuss the Polkadot network, parachains, how Polkadot is different from other blockchains like Ethereum, and much more.  Enjoy! 
On today's episode of the Blockchain.com Podcast, our VP of Marketing, Jason Karsh, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman sit down with Ben Rhodes, advisor and speech writer for former US President Barrack Obama. He is author of the bestseller, The World as It Is and cohost of the Pod Save the World podcast. His new book, After the Fall, explores the rise of authoritarianism around the world.  Their conversation covered many topics including: Ben's experience writing thousands of speeches for President Obama  In depth discussion around China, ranging from the risk of conflict with the US over Taiwan to why the Chinese government's need for control seemingly overrides their own economic and and geopolitical interest Ben's thoughts on Bitcoin, including the latest crypto crackdown in China and how different political regimes, from Russia to the US, view crypto and how it should be regulated Enjoy!
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, our Head of Research, Garrick Hileman welcomes Mike Dudas, former CEO and founder of The Block and current Head of Stablecoin Business Development at Paxos. The Paxos US dollar backed stablecoin was the first stablecoin made available on the Blockchain.com Wallet and Exchange. During their conversation, they dig into the PAX stablecoin and discuss: What motivated Mike to leave The Block and join a B2B enterprise company in the crypto space? Stablecoin 101: how the PAX stablecoin is different from crypto-collateralized and algorithmic stablecoins? How and why Paxos provides a white label stablecoin system, including for the 3rd largest stablecoin by market value, Binance USD stablecoin (BUSD) The incredible success PAXOS has had securing deals to provide blockchain services to some of the the largest fastest growing financial institutions, including PayPal and Revolut The future of stablecoins. How Mike expects to see stablecoins used in the years to come and how big this space can be. Blockchain.com's USD PAX Research Primer
This month's Market Outlook event, we hosted a UK Founders Panel and were joined by Tom Robinson, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Elliptic, and Itamar Lesuisse, Co-Founder and CEO of Argent. Our VP of Finance, Jason Karsh and Co-Founder, Nicolas Cary discussed with them about the market, their companies and the path to growth.  Enjoy! 
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast, we're joined by Charlie McGarraugh, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Markets here at Blockchain.com.  While crypto prices plummeted in May, gold had its best month since July of last year, up 8% for the month. Garrick Hileman - Blockchain.com's Head of Research - and Charlie discussed what's happening with gold, crypto prices, and tokenized gold like Blockchain.com's own DGLD token.  In this episode, we discuss: Charlie’s background as a gold trader at Goldman Sachs and the structure of global gold markets why tokenizing traditional assets like gold is useful, and what functionality and advantages tokenization brings Are gold and bitcoin more competitive or complementary? Blockchain.com’s tokenized gold product called DGLD - how it is constructed, where the gold is stored, and its new wrapped version called wDGLD that can be stored and transacted in the Blockchain.com wallet Enjoy!  ---- Previous podcasts with Charlie McGarraugh - Episode 10: The Crypto Markets with Charlie McGarraugh and Episode 27: Is the crypto bull market still intact?  Blockchain.com's Gold Token Primer and Going for Gold? A Research Primer on Gold-Backed Crypto Tokens. More reading - November Markets: Bitcoin sets a new all time high while gold plunged, A Classic, Now Digital. DGLD Now Exclusively Available on the Blockchain.com Exchange, and Wrapped-DGLD brings Swiss vault held Gold to Ethereum.  Even more reading - What is wrapped-DGLD (wDGLD)? and Why do I need ETH to send wDGLD?
On today's episode of The Blockchain.com Podcast our CEO, Peter Smith, and Head of Research, Garrick Hileman, host Niall Ferguson. Niall is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution and the author of 16 books, including a new book titled Doom.   During their conversation, the three discussed a range of topics including, What historical period may be most relevant to understanding if the current inflationary price pressures are transitory or something more troubling What impact inflation could have on markets The significance of El Salvador making Bitcoin legal tender and what's happening with crypto adoption throughout Latin America The latest of China's crypto crackdown and why policymakers around the world are struggling to develop a grand strategy for regulating crypto And why many macro economists keep getting crypto wrong 
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