Episodes
A lobbyist, educating Congress and regulators about MakerDAO.
Published 11/04/21
Last week’s SEC approval of a bitcoin futures ETF sounds good on paper. But is it good for investors and what does it do for the Bitcoin brand?
Published 10/27/21
Suggestions from senior officials that digital assets are a danger to the world economy seem premature and wide of the mark. But at least regulators are finally taking the industry seriously.
Published 10/21/21
What makes an NFT valuable, whether fundamental tech specs matter, and why it's important to see big names like DraftKings jumping in.
Published 10/18/21
The Art Blocks founder took on venture capital in August before NFTs reached peak “insanity.”
Published 10/06/21
Leaked Chainalysis documents reveal the company is advertising an IP-scraping system to law enforcement. What’s up with this well-placed honeypot?
Published 10/01/21
Should DeFi replace TradFi or can they co-exist? Jaime Rogozinski joins Opinionated for a conversation on DeFi, TradFi, regulation and more.
Published 09/22/21
From bitcoin trading basics, we’re going right into the wild world of DeFi.
Published 09/16/21
A few hot topics of this summer: bitcoin as digital real estate, Tether drama, and central bank announcements.
Published 09/09/21
Big news in the world of digital avatars : Visa bought a CryptoPunk and paid with Ethereum.
Published 09/02/21
An original and independently minded commentator on the crypto industry, Walch was a key voice in the recent debate over the infrastructure bill and its cryptocurrency-related tax-reporting provision
Published 08/25/21
What can crypto do in a country where less than a half of the population has access to the internet?
Published 08/18/21
Grant Gulovsen is fascinated by the story of Tether, and so are we. Tether is the $62 billion stablecoin powering much of the liquidity in the crypto markets. What would happen if that mammoth project went belly-up?
Published 08/09/21
Latin America has been in the middle of the crypto community’s attention after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as a legal tender. But is it actually a good thing for bitcoin and for El Salvador, and will it benefit the country’s citizens?This week, “Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller and Anna Baydakova are talking to Sebastian Serrano, who is the CEO of Ripio, a popular crypto wallet and exchange in Latin America.
Published 08/02/21
Listen to Ben, Anna and Danny talk to Lopp about his views on the challenges of bitcoin adoption, the quality of the DeFi projects he’s involved in and the most exciting project he is working on now.
Published 07/12/21
China is getting serious about banning crypto.The market responded with another downfall starting June 21, Chinese miners are reportedly relocating to other countries, including the U.S., and crypto firms are looking for ways to survive in China without serving Chinese clients.
Published 06/28/21
How much electricity does bitcoin actually consume? Is it a lot, and compared to what?Is buying carbon offsets a good way to make your bitcoin “green”?Listen as Anna, Ben and Danny discuss these complicated topics with Jonathan Koomey.
Published 06/21/21
This week, “Opinionated” co-hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson address two recent and opposing news pieces: the ransomware attacks and El Salvador’s decision to introduce bitcoin as legal tender. The question remains: will these ransomware attacks be the trojan horse for tight regulation, or will reasonable measures be introduced that could be beneficial for crypto in the long run?
Published 06/12/21
This week, “Opinionated” co-hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson are discussing one of the most interesting topics raised during CoinDesk’s Consensus 2021 virtual conference – bitcoin’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) moment.
Published 06/03/21
Aaron Lammer, an experienced crypto podcaster, took on a tricky task to tell the QuadrigaCX story to people who might not know about crypto but definitely can learn a thing or two from this thriller story .
Published 05/19/21
Emerald is an asset manager that previously focused on community banks but, unlike many of its peers, could not stay away from the lucrative business of crypto. This week, “Opinionated” co-hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson are talking to Steven E. Russell, Esq., portfolio manager for Emerald Banking and Finance Fund.
Published 05/15/21
The global race for leadership in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) started with China charging forward with its digital yuan project and all other nations rushing to catch up.The Digital Dollar Project recently announced plans for a slew of pilot projects that will show what the tokenized U.S. dollar can and can’t do. It’s not clear yet exactly what those pilots will be.
Published 05/08/21
Bitcoin’s volatility is not going anywhere in the future. But that shouldn’t stop traditional asset managers from buying it, because they are buying a share in the world’s financial future. And in this future, the national currencies might become central bank digital currencies (CBDC), and bitcoin will be a global standard to weigh against those national.
Published 05/01/21
Crypto is all about consensus, and if a consensus forms around the idea that dogecoin is a good asset/digital money, why can’t it become really big and notable on the global financial scene?
Published 04/24/21