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Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto

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Jan 29, 2021

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and founder of FTX, describes what happened between the Subreddit Wall Street Bets and hedge funds around the stock of GameStop this week. In this episode, he covers:

  • what happened with the stock of video game retailer GameStop this week
  • what that says about how to value a stock
  • how the...


Jan 22, 2021

Gregory Pepin, deputy CEO of Deltec Bank and Trust, responds to allegations in a blog post by the pseudonymous Crypto Anonymous, that Tether is a "highly probably fraud." In this episode, he covers:

  • how Deltec accounts for its reserves, and why they didn't show up on Crypto Anonymous's blog post
  • where the dollars...


Jan 15, 2021

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at Coinshares, and Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, join me at the Stacks conference to discuss Bitcoin layer 2s. In this episode, they cover: 

  • why layers 2s exist
  • how layer 2s, such as payment channels like Lightning, work
  • what kind of throughput layer...


Jan 8, 2021

Frank Chaparro, director of news at The Block, gives his predictions for what will happen in crypto in 2021. In this episode, we discuss:

  • the big stories in crypto in 2020
  • how the market has changed in 2020
  • how the market differs from the 2017-2018 bubble
  • what big traditional financial services firms and investment...


Jan 1, 2021

For the holidays, I'm doing two AMAs. In the second of two, I cover:

  • privacy blockchains
  • my thoughts on the STABLE Act
  • whether or not Facebook's Diem will have a positive or negative impact on crypto
  • what I miss from pre-COVID about the crypto community
  • how we can use blockchain and crypto to weed our propaganda and...