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Mainstream Moments and the CompuServe of Crypto, Feat. Andreas M. Antonopoulos

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. With the price of bitcoin headed up again, the idea of blockchains and digital currencies has never been more palatable to the mainstream. We’ve seen this cycle before, but could this time be different? Today’s discussion features: Today’s episode features audio clips from CNBC, C-SPAN …

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We Think 10-Minute Settlement Is Slow but That’s Crazy, Feat. CoinDesk Research’s Noelle Acheson

CoinDesk Head of Research Noelle Acheson joins the Amun State of Crypto crew to discuss the advantages, disadvantages and eccentricities of crypto markets, exchanges, settlement and more. In this deep-dive conversation, the group discusses the differences in the market microstructure between the crypto asset industry and traditional capital markets. The guests drew from their experience …

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From Crypto Self-Custody to Music Rights, This Mother-Daughter Dev Team Does It All

Developer Cindy Zimmerman and her mother Judy Katzman are among the cryptocurrency community’s most quietly prolific builders. After learning about bitcoin in 2011, Katzman worked for the early exchange BitInstant and Zimmerman moved to Panama in 2012 to work with Erik Voorhees and the other founders behind the crypto exchange Coinapult. Because Zimmerman earned part …

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The Top Narratives Driving Crypto Market Growth, Feat. Travis Kling

The halving? Coronavirus and volatility? Fed action? Listeners vote on what’s driving crypto growth. There’s no denying 2020 is off to a roaring start. From prices to volume to social media, sentiment is up, up, up. But what’s driving it? On this special Valentine’s Day episode, @nlw reacts to listeners’ votes about which narratives are driving …

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Childhood Friends Battle Over Ownership of North America’s Largest Bitcoin Mine

Just four years ago, two lifelong friends from New Orleans turned a small initial investment into the largest crypto miner in North America. When their company, Coinmint, bought a former Alcoa plant in upstate New York, they brought hope the new economics of cryptocurrencies would revive a region that suffered with the decline of American …

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On the Frontlines of the SEC Safe Harbor Proposal With CoinList Co-Founder Andy Bromberg

Will a newly proposed “safe harbor” transform the U.S. regulatory landscape for token projects? CoinList CEO Andy Bromberg discusses. Last week, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce proposed Rule 195 to give token projects a three-year safe harbor. This proposed period would allow them to distribute tokens without fear of violating securities law so long as they …

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Proposes 3-Year Safe Harbor Period for Crypto Token Sales

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce wants to give legitimate crypto projects a shot at success without running afoul of U.S. securities laws. The two-year official at the Securities and Exchange Commission – nicknamed “CryptoMom” by the blockchain community – has formally proposed a safe harbor for token projects. It would give them some breathing room to …

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What All These VC Deals and Acquisitions Say About the State of the Crypto Markets

If venture investments and acquisitions provide a window into the sentiment in markets, boy, did we get a big dose of information today.  We also look at a set of acquisitions, including a ConsenSys acquisition poised to get the company in the $3.8 trillion municipal bond space, a Bakkt acquisition poised to get it ready for a consumer app …

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Handshake’s Uncensorable Web Domains Go Live on Mainnet

Namebase CEO Tieshun Roquerre joins @nlw to talk about why uncensorable web domains matter as Handshake goes live to mainnet. As claims of election tampering, fraud, and other dubious activities fly around the botched Democratic Caucus in Iowa, trust in our public institutions continues to crater.  The question of trust and censorship are at the …

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Deplatforming, Ethereum Marketing and Whether Brexit Matters for Crypto

A look at social media censorship discussion plus ethereum marketing and Brexit reactions with Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier. Much of the Crypto Twitter conversation this weekend was dominated by talk of Twitter’s suspension of ZeroHedge. @nlw explores why the specifics of the infraction or the quality of the publication aren’t the important part of the …

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