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The Decrypting Crypto Podcast

The Decrypting Crypto Podcast

Author: Matthew Howells-Barby & Austin Knight

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We highlight the people, products, and protocols shaping the future of crypto, DeFi, and web3. Your hosts, Matthew Howells-Barby and Austin Knight, will take you on a journey of decrypting the various concepts related to blockchain and web3 technology, explaining them in a language that everyone can understand.
110 Episodes
In this week's episode of the podcast, we cover the following stories: Bitcoin is Now the Second Most Popular Blockchain for NFTs Binance commingled customer funds and company revenue, according to a Reuters report with former insiders Gemini Says DCG Missed $630M Genesis Loan Payment
In this week's episode of the podcast, we cover the following stories: Tether Says It Will Buy Bitcoin for Stablecoin Reserves Has Ledger just destroyed its reputation? Axie Infinity: Origins app is launching on the App Store
In this week's episode of Off Chain we cover the following stories: BRC-20 tokens have been causing chaos on Bitcoin Binance temporarily paused BTC withdraws, followed by billions in BTC “outflows” Is memecoin mania over? Bittrex Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
In this week's episode we cover the following stories: Coinbase’s monthly trading volume falls to a 16-month low in April 2023 Binance US Walks Away From Voyager Deal Coinbase is suing the SEC
In this week's episode of Off Chain, we cover the following stories: The Ethereum Shappella (that’s the Shanghai and Capella upgrades) went live yesterday evening Twitter to enable stock & crypto trading in partnership with eToro (kind of…) CryptoGPT raises $10mn in Series A @ a $250mn valuation Limewire is back!
In this week's episode we discuss the following stories: Dogecoin pumps over 30% in a single day after Elon changes the Twitter logo to a Shiba Inu 3AC founders open crypto exchange after bankrupting their first effort Yuga Labs partners with Gucci to sell 3,333 Otherside-branded Silver Pendants (KodaPendants)
In this week's episode, we discuss the following stories: The CFTC is suing Binance, and it’s a pretty big deal Date confirmed for the Ethereum Shanghai Update The RESTRICT Act, and How it Could Be Used to Ban Bitcoin
Aki Balogh is the co-founder and CEO of DLC.Link, a company building Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs) on Bitcoin that enable bitcoins to be stored onchain and then utilized via smart contracts across other chains.Lending is an obvious use case here as it removes the third-part risk of requiring a custodian to manage your bitcoin that you borrow against (or via a wrapped BTC token). DLCs solve this and could be a game-changer for Bitcoin.
In this week's episode of Off Chain, we cover the following stories: The outlook for the markets based on the Fed’s latest rate decision The much-anticipated Arbitrum airdrop is happening today (as we record) SEC Warns Coinbase of Enforcement Over Its Staking Rewards Products
In this week's episode, we do a deep dive into the future of banking in the crypto space. We discuss: First Silvergate collapses, then SVB, and now Signature Bank. A primer on why SVB failed. What this could mean for the future of banking in the crypto space and what we really need from it. What will the Fed do on March 22 at the next rate review announcement?
In this week's episode of Off Chain we cover the following stories: Silvergate is shutting operations and liquidating Tensor Plans Massive Airdrop for Solana NFT Traders Yuga Labs, “TwelveFold” Ordinals collection auction ends FCA, Met Police Continue Bitcoin ATM Crackdown in East London
In this week's episode of Off Chain, we discuss the following stories: Coinbase announces L2 chain, Base. Voyager Clients Vote 97% in Favor of $1B Restructuring Plan Yuga Labs announces a 300-piece generative art collection on Bitcoin (Ordinals) IMF: Banning Crypto 'Should Not Be Taken Off The Table' Nishad Singh, FTX’s Director of Engineering, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government by violating campaign finance laws. No, Visa isn’t slowing down plans for crypto products.
In this week's episode of Off Chain, we cover the following stories: OpenSea drops fees and reduces creator royalties (temporarily) Rep. Tom Emmer Says Fed Must Not Create Digital Currency 'Surveillance State' Solana Spaces shuts down NYC and Miami retail stores after just one year Yuga Labs accused of IP theft for trademarking BAYC wolf skull logo
In this week's episode of Off Chain, we cover the following stories: Kraken settles with SEC and shuts down staking service, plus pays $30m fine Norwegian Authorities Recoup $5.9M From Axie Infinity Ronin Exploit Paxos ordered to stop issuing new BUSD stablecoins Who guaranteed Sam Bankman-Fried’s $250 million bond?
We speak with Karel Vuong, COO and cofounder of Treasure, the #1 marketplace for gaming and NFTs on Arbitrum.There's been a lot of excitement around Arbitrum in general, and many interesting new projects are choosing to deploy there. Karel has a unique insight into the growing gaming and NFT ecosystem that's developed there.
In this week's episode of Off Chain, we discuss the following: The UK release more information on their plans for a digital Pound CBDC. Robinhood Wants to Buy Its Shares Back from Sam Bankman-Fried Arbitrum announces the launch of “Stylus”, it’s next-gen programming environment Signature Bank Lawsuit Alleges It 'Substantially Facilitated' FTX Fraud Binance Will Temporarily Suspend US Dollar Bank Transfers
Ordinals, an innovative and divisive new project has brought NFTs to Bitcoin.Coined as “Digital Artifacts” by Ordinals founder, Casey Rodarmor, the NFTs have been the topic of much debate. On one side, there’s the argument that Bitcoin should be exclusively used for financial transactions, with anything outside of this being a deviation from its mission. On the other side, Ordinals is paving the way for new use cases on Bitcoin that can both drive additional revenue for miners and increased interest from end users.Whatever your stance, it’s clear that Ordinals has brought renewed interest in the Bitcoin blockchain. And with some of these early NFTs being sold for over 1 bitcoin (~$23,000) it’s been capturing the imagination of speculators.In this episode, we share a full overview of how the technology works, why it's important, and how you can start exploring it yourself, featuring commentary from a few great minds building in the Bitcoin NFT space.
In this week's episode of Off-Chain, we discuss: Bitcoin NFTs Elon is making a push toward enabling crypto payments via Twitter Solana shared details on the Solana dApp Store Liquid Staking on Ethereum continues to grow
In this week's episode of Off-Chain, we discuss: Binance admits it commingled customer funds with token reserves BlockFi accidentally revealed a $1.2B exposure to FTX & Alameda Research Celsius, the bankrupt crypto lender, might be launching a token FTX Creditors Include Apple, Netflix and Coinbase, Court Documents Reveal Mango Labs Sues Avi Eisenberg Over Mango Markets Exploit An update on Portugal
In this week's episode of Off-Chain, we discuss: Liquid Staking Derivative Tokens (why they’re pumping and what you need to know) A history of the Winklevoss Twins & Gemini The 3AC crew are launching a new startup called GTX and they’re trying to raise $25m
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Jan 22nd

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