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BREAKDOWN: The Fed’s Hawkish Walk Back
After a huge surprise in last week’s jobs report, the Federal Reserve has dispatched officials to send a hawkish message.At last week’s FOMC meeting, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell surprised many market watchers with a more doveish than expected FOMC speech and Q&A. On Friday, however, the January non-farm payrolls report came in with 517,000 new jobs added – far more than the 185,000 economists expected. Early this week, the Fed responded by deploying a number of officials to suggest that the continued tightness of the labor market was justification for more rate hikes this year. (Genesis and CoinDesk are both subsidiaries of DCG.)-Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Foothill Blvd” by Sam Barsh. Image credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15:37 07/02/2023
THE HASH: a16z Rejects Proposal to Deploy Uniswap v3 to BNB Chain; Visa's Reported Crypto Plans
The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. "The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz, known as a16z, using all 15 million of their UNI tokens to vote against a proposal that would deploy Uniswap v3 to BNB Chain on behalf of the Uniswap Community. Plus, Cuy Sheffield, head of the crypto at payments giant Visa, shares some interesting developments at the StarkWare Sessions 2023 event in Tel Aviv.See also: ​​Wormhole Wins Vote to Be Uniswap’s Designated Bridge to BNB Chain-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24:11 06/02/2023
GEN C: 10 Episodes In – Recap and Current State of the Market
Avery and Sam look back on the past ten episodes of the podcast and share their observations and perspectives on hot and emerging topics for brands, creators and consumers.This week on “Gen C,” Avery and Sam discuss a number of topics that have been top of mind both in the news and generally in the Web3 space. From NFT tickets and collectibles to AI and its impact on creators and brands, tune in to hear hot takes and alpha from our co-hosts as we celebrate and reflect on ten episodes of “Gen C.”Links mentioned from the podcast: Rolling Loud NFT PassAI Drake songAI SeinfeldAI Prompt GeneratorMojito tweet on secondary marketsFollow us on Twitter: Sam EwenAvery AkkineniCoinDeskVayner3From our sponsor:Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code GENC to get 15% off your pass. Visit coindesk.com/consensus-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Adrian Blust, Uyen Truong and Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:54 06/02/2023
BREAKDOWN: Would a Genesis/DCG Deal With Creditors End the Crypto Contagion?
According to sources, an in-principle agreement has been reached.Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW catches up on 2022 fallout, including:The White House letter about crypto from last weekFTX hearing on whether to appoint an independent examinerBinance temporarily suspending USD deposits and withdrawals Reports of an agreement between Genesis/DCG and major creditors (Genesis and CoinDesk are both subsidiaries of DCG.)-Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Foothill Blvd” by Sam Barsh. Image credit: A Mokhtari/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13:21 06/02/2023
BREAKDOWN: Why Crypto Fundraising Could Be in for a Painful Winter
Plus an argument to take another look at ICOs.On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads:“The Narrative Problems With Crypto VC” – Regan Bozman“What’s Holding DAOs Back” – Scott Fitsimones “Initial Coin Offerings Deserve a Rethink” – Don Phan -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Foothill Blvd” by Sam Barsh. Image credit: cmannphoto/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19:39 05/02/2023
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 01-30-23
A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:Binance Partners With Mastercard to Launch Crypto Card in BrazilBankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX Had Around $1.4B Cash at End of 2022Charlie Munger Calls for Crypto Ban in the USLinks to the headlines:  Binance Partners With Mastercard to Launch Prepaid Crypto Card in BrazilBankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX Had Around $1.4B Cash at End of 2022Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger Calls for Crypto Ban in the USWarren Buffett and Charlie Munger Still Hate Crypto-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19:22 04/02/2023
BREAKDOWN: The Tragedy of Lebanon’s Currency Devaluation
While the official exchange rate is down 90%, the black market is still trading at less than 25% of the official rate.This week, the Lebanese pound (or lira) was devalued from 1,500 lira per U.S. dollar to 15,000 lira per USD. At the same time, the black market price of a dollar is 64,300 lira. In this episode, NLW gives the story behind the headlines and tweets, and explains why the World Bank calls Lebanon one of the worst economic crises in the last 150 years. -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Malcolm P Chapman/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13:39 04/02/2023
THE HASH: Binance-WazirX Tensions Escalate; CZ Publishes 'Time Management' Rules
The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. "The Hash" team discusses today's top stories, including Binance inviting Zanmai Labs, the entity operating the Indian crypto exchange WazirX, to work out arrangements to withdraw any remaining assets held in Binance wallets, according to a blog post on Friday. Separately, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, aka 'CZ,' discusses his time management guidelines in a recent blog post. Plus, Russia's largest bank Sberbank will release a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform by May this year, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.See also: ​​Binance-WazirX Dispute Rages as the Indian Crypto Exchange Is Told to Move Funds Out of BinanceRussia's Sberbank Will Introduce DeFi Platform by May: ReportBinance Re-Enters South Korea by Buying Majority Stake in Crypto Exchange GOPAX-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25:01 03/02/2023
BREAKDOWN: Is the Narrative Around ESG and Bitcoin Mining Shifting?
New Hampshire is looking to promote bitcoin mining as part of its energy program.Bitcoiners are no stranger to environmental FUD. NLW argues, however, that there are more and more examples of mainstream media telling the story of bitcoin mining’s potential for positive environmental impact. What’s more, some of that thinking is finding the way into state government actions. -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Foothill Blvd” by Sam Barsh. Image credit: Gandee Vasan/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14:38 03/02/2023
MONEY REIMAGINED: Back to Basics After ‘Token Casinos’ Wreaked Havoc With Neha Narula
What is the underpinning structure of money worldwide? Do we still need public money as we move into a more digital world?On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” Michael Casey, solo in Davos, Switzerland, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, speaks with Neha Narula, the director of the MIT Digital Currency Initiative to discuss the trends of both digitalization and innovation pertaining to stablecoins, digital currencies and the future of public money, Their conversation takes a deeper dive into the interesting way in which crypto is perceived among the establishment at the WEF. Despite there being fewer direct panels on the topic during the WEF Congress, Narula observes that every other panel on finance couldn’t avoid talking about crypto. It shows, she says, that despite the fallout from all the speculation in “token casinos,” the technology is “not going away.”Neha also shares about Project Hamilton, the experimental digital cash project that MIT is driving in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. It’s a digital dollar prototype idea that explores the parameters of what it means to produce “public money” with the rights that need to go along with that. She explains that in some respects it’s an effort to recreate cash, noting that “you don’t have to sign a terms of service or download an app” to use cash, and where the privacy of the user is preserved.  Narula talks about how important it is that MIT convinced the Fed to adopt open-source code for the project because “this is your money and you have to be able to see what the code is doing.”See Also:TED talk on the Future of Moneyhttps://dci.mit.edu/neha-narula http://nehanarula.org -This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and our executive producer, Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Shepard.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27:59 03/02/2023
THE HASH: Charlie Munger Calls for Crypto Ban in the US; Meta’s Metaverse Division Lost $13.7B in 2022
The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) Vice Chairman and staunch bitcoin skeptic Charlie Munger is calling for the U.S. to ban cryptocurrencies, according to his new opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. Plus, Facebook parent Meta's Metaverse division lost $13.7 billion in 2022, according to its latest earnings report. And, PleasrDAO is set to auction off the infamous doge meme couch.See also: ​​Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger Calls for Crypto Ban in the USWarren Buffett and Charlie Munger Still Hate CryptoFacebook Parent Meta’s Metaverse Division Lost $13.7B in 2022-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25:08 02/02/2023
BREAKDOWN: Jerome Powell Finally Believes He Might Actually Get His Soft Landing
The FOMC raised rates by the expected 25 basis points at this week’s meeting. On today’s episode, NLW breaks down the Federal Open Markets Committee rate hike decision, as well as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments on inflation, the labor force, the debt ceiling and loosening financial conditions. While many commentators have argued that Powell failed to be as hawkish as he wanted, NLW argues that Powell’s ultimate objective may have actually changed over the last few months. -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Foothill Blvd” by Sam Barsh. Image credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15:19 02/02/2023
CARPE CONSENSUS: AI in Newsrooms, Crooked Crypto and Mango Madness
Where does AI fit into journalism? Plus, a conversation with “Crypto Crooks” host David Z. Morris.On “Carpe Consensus,” hosts Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson take a well-rounded look at this week in crypto news with guest David Z. Morris.[2:01] Inside the Desk: Danny dives into potential use cases for AI in the newsroom and Cam follows a workout routine written by ChatGPT.[8:55] David Z. Morris joins to discuss the creation of “Crypto Crooks,” CoinDesk’s first true-crime podcast and teases details about the upcoming season.[22:44] Danny’s Dungeon: Developers behind the Solana-based crypto exchange are pushing ahead, despite scrutiny from the SEC.[30:43] Cam’s Corner: Car puns abound as Porsche’s NFT collection mints with mixed success.What’s “Carpe Consensus?” CoinDesk’s newest podcast is for crypto fans and fiends, DeFi degens and non-fungible enthusiasts, while welcoming the crypto curious. Each week, hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson thread together the biggest themes in crypto. Consensus speakers and guest experts join the hosts to pull back the curtain on all things crypto and Web3, providing listeners with a balanced look at the state of the industry. Tune in weekly on Thursdays on the CoinDesk Podcast Network.Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code CARPE to get 15% off your pass. Visit https://consensus.coindesk.com.-“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:07 02/02/2023
THE HASH: Bankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX Had Around $1.4B Cash at End of 2022; Will Bitcoin Hit $1M by 2030?
The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX had around $1.4 billion in cash as of the end of 2022, according to an interim financial update filed on Wednesday. This comes as a New York judge has prohibited former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried from attempting to contact any former or current employees of Alameda Research or FTX. Plus, ARK Invest is out with its 2023 "Big Ideas" research report and predicts bitcoin (BTC) will still close the decade at $1 million because its fundamentals are sound, despite a turbulent 2022.See also: ​​Why Venture Capitalists Won’t Be Held Accountable for Investing in FTXBankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX Had Around $1.4B Cash at End of 2022Judge Bans Sam Bankman-Fried From Contacting FTX Employees and Using SignalARK Invest Maintains Prediction Bitcoin Price Will Hit $1M by 2030-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23:24 01/02/2023
BREAKDOWN: A Primer on the Debate Around Ordinal Inscriptions, aka Bitcoin NFTs
Are on-chain Bitcoin NFTs an interesting innovation or a censorable misallocation of resources?For the last week, the Bitcoin community has been locked in fierce debate around Ordinal Inscriptions, a type of Bitcoin-native NFT that allows people to associate data like JPEGs with individual sats. Some find it an interesting, novel experiment. Others – including at least one core dev – think they should be censored as an illegitimate usage of the Bitcoin blockchain. NLW breaks down the debate(s). -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Takoyaki Tech/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21:40 01/02/2023
WOMEN WHO WEB3: Achieving Economic Gender Parity With Shelley Zalis
Kamz is joined by Shelley Zalis, also known as “chief troublemaker”! Shelley Zalis is the CEO of The Female Quotient, an equality services company that creates platforms for women and solutions for organizations committed to closing the gender gap in the workplace. Through its signature Equality Lounge® at key industry conferences around the globe, Zalis and the FQ are connectors for the largest global community of mission-driven business leaders.Shelley authors a Forbes column that provides virtual mentorship for women in middle management. She is co-founder of #SeeHer, a movement led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to increase the accurate portrayal of women and girls in advertising and media.She is a pioneer for online research, becoming the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25. Today, she works with Fortune 500 companies, impact organizations, and conscious leaders to advance equality in the workplace.Shelley and Kamz discuss:🤑the myth of work/life balance and how to reframe your mindset for success✊how web3 companies and communities can level the playing field for women🫂the unstoppable power of women and moms when we collaborate🏗️what Fortune 500 companies, startups and everyone in between can start doing right now to build equality🧘🏽‍♀️We end with a 2-min meditation focused on calming a busy mind.See also: Shelley Zalis Forbes Blog The Female QuotientMakers of the Metaverse on Medium.com Follow me on Twitter @KamalaAlcantara to stay up to date on the show and join our weekly Twitter Space!-This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso  with executive producer Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is ‘All Night Long’ by Lunareh. Other music used is ‘Come Home’ by Outside The Sky.  -Join CoinDesk’s Consensus 2023 - the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 - happening April 26 through 28 in Austin, Texas. Consensus is the industry’s only event bringing together all sides of crypto, Web3 and the metaverse. Immerse yourself in all that blockchain technology has to offer creators, builders, founders, brand leaders, entrepreneurs and more!Use code WEB3WOMEN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com and get your pass today! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:09 01/02/2023
BREAKDOWN: Independent Examiner Excoriates Celsius as a Ponzi
A newly released 476-page report shows the company was using customer funds to buy CEL.On today’s episode, NLW breaks down the newly filed report from the Celsius Network bankruptcy court’s independent examiner. The extremely thorough document argues that not only was Celsius engaged in extremely problematic practices, but that numerous employees raised concerns around them. The show also covers the debate around an independent examiner in the FTX case.  -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14:56 31/01/2023
CRYPTO CROOKS: BitConnect Episode 4 – Fraud Is a Flat Circle
This week, in the last episode of the season, we look at the methodical, often slow progress of justice, and pull at one final thread: the ominous connections between BitConnect and India’s ruling party, the conservative BJP."Crypto Crooks" is sponsored by Chainalysis.BitConnect’s nefarious tentacles reached across the world. So did the impact of its downfall and the fates of its architects. In our season finale, we take stock of the BitConnect saga, from the legal fallout to the implications for crypto at large. We also take one last glance backward to think about why it all happened … and whether there might have been an invisible hand pulling the strings. Clip:Gujarat Bitcoin Scam: AICC Press Briefing By Shaktisinh Gohil at Congress HQ-Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, Web3 companies, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance, and business intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-“Crypto Crooks” is a CoinDesk Podcast Production. The executive producer is Jared Schwartz, with additional production by Eleanor Pahl, Rob Mitchell, Nora Battelle, Jonas Huck, and Moon Beast. Fact-checking is by Amber Von Schassen, and sound design and music are by Altus Noumena. This show is written and voiced by David Z. Morris.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27:57 31/01/2023
THE HASH: Binance Partners With Mastercard to Launch Crypto Card in Brazil; The Debate Over NFTs on Bitcoin
The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. "The Hash" hosts hash out today's hot topics, including Binance partnering with Mastercard to launch a prepaid crypto card in Brazil; Amazon's rumored push into Web3; why are NFTs being allowed on Bitcoin is sparking heated debate online; and why the English Premier League link up with digital trading card platform Sorare.See also: ​​Binance Partners With Mastercard to Launch Prepaid Crypto Card in BrazilArtists Weigh In on the Battle Over NFT Creator RoyaltiesPremier League Inks Deal With Digital Trading Card Platform Sorare-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24:54 30/01/2023
BREAKDOWN: Hawks vs. Bulls – The Fed Clashes With Optimistic Investors
Markets and the Federal Reserve aren’t seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to what’s best for the economy. On today’s episode, NLW previews the Federal Open Markets Committee meeting this week. While most still believe the Federal Reserve will raise rates by just 0.25%, there is a growing sense the hike will be accompanied by some harsh talk for a market the Fed thinks is getting overly optimistic around rapidly loosening financial conditions. -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: kevin willans/500px/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18:03 30/01/2023
GEN C: Where Business Value Meets Cultural Value With Sophie Kelly, SVP of Whiskies at Diageo North America
Hear how Sophie’s curiosity for Web3 allowed her to tap into a new market of consumers and connect with them in ways that are more collaborative and iterative than in Web2.Sophie Kelly, SVP of Whiskies at Diageo North America joins us this week on the podcast to share her experience spanning from media to advertising and digital agencies and her current role on the client side at Diageo. She shares insights on how to approach marketing to a Web3 audience and the importance of creating incremental value as a brand to its target consumers. Plus, Avery and Sam discuss Doodles 2 on Flow and the polarizing Porsche NFT drop in the weekly round up.Links mentioned from the podcast: Doodles Releases Eagerly Awaited New NFT Project Doodles 2 on FlowPorsche NFT Collection Fails to Gain Traction as Mint Kicks Into GearSophie’s TwitterSophie’s LinkedInFollow us on Twitter: Sam EwenAvery AkkineniCoinDeskVayner3From our sponsor:Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code GENC to get 15% off your pass. Visit coindesk.com/consensus-"Gen C" features hosts Sam Ewen and Avery Akkineni, with editing by Jonas Huck. Executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced by Adrian Blust, Uyen Truong and Eleanor Pahl. Our theme music is "1882” by omgkirby x Channel Tres with editing by Doc Blust. Artwork by Nicole Marie Rincon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:16 30/01/2023
BREAKDOWN: Is 2023 the Year the US Gets Serious About Protecting Privacy?
A discussion of the Bank Secrecy Act and new privacy priorities in Congress.On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” it’s all about privacy. NLW reads:“Sweeping Crypto Regulation? First Update the Bank Secrecy Act” - Mark Lurie“Privacy Is a Human Right – and the 118th Congress Must Defend It” - Lia Holland, Eseohe Ojo-Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Matt Anderson Photography/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17:39 29/01/2023
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 01-23-23
A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:Aptos Token Price Outlook Amid Strong NFT InterestBinance Faces ScrutinyDCG-Owned Luno Cuts Staff by 35%Elizabeth Warren Praises SEC Chief Gensler, Slams Crypto LobbyLinks to the headlines:  Aptos Token Price Doubles in Two Weeks Amid Strong NFT InterestBinance Mistakenly Mixed Crypto Exchange's Customer Funds With B-Token Collateral: BloombergCrypto Exchange Luno Cutting 35% of Its StaffElizabeth Warren Praises SEC Chief Gensler, Slams Crypto Lobby-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27:03 28/01/2023
BREAKDOWN: What’s Next for NFTs?
Stories from this week suggest that brand involvement and entertainment partnerships are likely paths forward. On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at a number of stories from the non-fungible token (NFT) industry this week that suggest where the industry might be headed, including Doodles’ acquisition of an animation studio and Porsche’s contentious entrance into the space. -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Yaroslav Kushta/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15:52 28/01/2023
THE HASH: Silvergate Suspends Dividends on Preferred Stock; Argo Blockchain Faces Class-Action Suit
The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. "The Hash" hosts tackle today's hot topics, including crypto bank Silvergate suspending preferred stock dividends as it looks to preserve capital; bitcoin miner Argo Blockchain facing a class-action lawsuit over alleged misleading statements made during its 2021 initial public offering, and Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) resolution that would require Capitol Hill vending machines to accept crypto.See also: ​​Crypto Bank Silvergate Suspends Dividend on Preferred StockCrypto Bank Silvergate Reports Q4 Loss of $1BBitcoin Miner Argo Blockchain Faces Class-Action Suit Over US Share SaleSen. Ted Cruz Wants Capitol Hill Vending Machines to Accept Crypto-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21:59 27/01/2023
BREAKDOWN: Commingling Customer Funds? Binance Under Scrutiny for B-Token Wallet
Bloomberg reported this week that a Binance wallet balance suggested customer funds were mixed with B-Token reserves.On today’s episode, NLW catches up on the continued fallout of Crypto 2022, including:Scrutiny around wallet balances that suggest Binance has had commingled user funds and company reserves around B-tokens The latest from the FTX bankruptcy, including accidental revelations around BlockFiA Celsius Network proposal for an asset-recovery token -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Antonio Masiello/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15:54 27/01/2023
MONEY REIMAGINED: The Interaction of Money, Nature and AI With Stan Stalnaker
A digital currency pre-existing bitcoin? How can new technologies such as AI help design and build green economies in all social systems?Is Identity dangerous or essential to every financial transaction?On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” Michael Casey, solo in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, speaks with the founder and chief strategy director at Hub Culture, Stan Stalnaker, about these topics and Hub Culture’s new emergent intelligence project Zeke.ai (using pronouns they, them, theirs), which has capabilities for deep conversations, simple problem solving and asynchronous development.-This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and our executive producer, Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Shepard.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23:10 27/01/2023
BREAKDOWN: 'We Want to Make Sure America Is the Place for Innovation in FinTech'
Interviews with new Republican leadership show how the U.S. Congress is thinking about crypto regulation.On today’s episode, NLW examines recent interviews with Republican congressional leaders including Representatives Patrick McHenry, Tom Emmer, Warren Davidson and French Hill, around the state of crypto in Washington, D.C. NLW argues that the key plans and talking points are pretty clear when the interviews are looked at as a whole. -Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass. Visit consensus.coindesk.com.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14:09 26/01/2023
THE HASH: Elizabeth Warren Praises SEC Chief Gensler, Slams Crypto Lobby; Conflux Token Spikes 60%
The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. "The Hash" hosts dive into today's top stories, including U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), praising SEC chief Gary Gensler's efforts to police the crypto industry; conflux, the native token of the layer 1 Conflux blockchain, soaring by 60.25% after announcing the integration of Little Red Book, China's version of Instagram; and a look at the best crypto policies in the world.  Jeff Wilser discusses his findings as part of CoinDesk's "Policy Week."See also: ​​Elizabeth Warren Praises SEC Chief Gensler, Slams Crypto LobbyConflux Token Spikes 60% as Blockchain Integrates China’s Version of InstagramThe World's Best Crypto Policies: How They Do It in 37 Nations-This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25:00 26/01/2023
CARPE CONSENSUS: Where Do Metaverses Go From Here?
Tech futurist Cathy Hackl breaks down the key trends in metaverse development. Plus: Genesis news and Policy Week.On “Carpe Consensus,” hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson take a well-rounded look at this week in crypto news with guests Cathy Hackl and Marc Hochstein.[1:49] Inside the Desk: Danny outlines the late night, mad dash to get the story out that Genesis’ crypto lending businesses had filed for bankruptcy protection in New York. (Genesis is a unit of Digital Currency Group, which also owns CoinDesk.)[6:57] Cathy Hackl: The tech futurist and metaverse strategist joins to discuss her new book “Into the Metaverse,” interactions at the World Economic Forum and predictions for Web3 in 2023.[23:50] Marc Hochstein, executive editor of Consensus, highlights Consensus Magazine’s Policy Week. Also, Marc drops the quote of the week: “This technology is like a beautiful horse.”What’s “Carpe Consensus?” CoinDesk’s newest podcast is for crypto fans and fiends, DeFi degens and non-fungible enthusiasts, while welcoming the crypto curious. Each week, hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson thread together the biggest themes in crypto. Consensus speakers and guest experts join the hosts to pull back the curtain on all things crypto and Web3, providing listeners with a balanced look at the state of the industry. Tune in weekly on Thursdays on the CoinDesk Podcast Network.Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 at Consensus 2023, happening April 26–28 in Austin, Texas. Come and immerse yourself in all that Web3, crypto, blockchain and the metaverse have to offer. Use code CARPE to get 15% off your pass. Visit https://consensus.coindesk.com.-“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:21 26/01/2023