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Can Social Media Be Redeemed? Feat. Bobby Goodlatte

An early Facebook product designer-turned angel investor discusses how social media has changed and whether it can be changed again for the better. After Social Media with Bobby Goodlatte. Bobby is the founder of Form Capital, a new seed investment firm that focuses on supporting portfolio companies with value-add design.  Bobby was an early employee …

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Zephyr Teachout: Take Back the Economy From Economists

When I answer the phone, Zephyr Teachout quickly explains our call might be shorter than planned. Both she and I are at the whim of her two-year-old toddler, who is sleeping and could wake at any time. Teachout, a law professor at Fordham University in New York, is best known for her runs for governor …

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What Future Are We Building for Bitcoin?

A reading of Meltem Demirors new essay “Unintended Architecture” asks some key questions about intention setting for the future of Bitcoin. Bitcoin started as a rebellious, anti-establishment technology. In many parts of the world, and for many people, it remains exactly that.  At the same time, however, there is a wave of traditionalists and institutional players …

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Why This Sex Industry Executive Loves Bitcoin

Chaturbate executive Shirely Lara is a sex industry veteran who sees bitcoin as a crucial part of her business. The bitcoin-friendly porn executive talks with CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen about bitcoin, sex and feminism.  For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, iHeartRadio or RSS. This episode is sponsored …

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Five Years In, DeFi Now Defines Ethereum

DeFi Dad is a DeFi super user sharing his money experiments and tutorials on Twitter and YouTube. He is an organizing member of the Ethereal Summit and Sessions, host of The Ethereal Podcast and a weekly contributor to The Defiant and Bankless. Ethereum has always been difficult to explain. Even the founders of Ethereum have …

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What a Professional Trader Thinks of the Fed, Robinhood and Real Estate, Feat. Tony Greer

The editor of the Morning Navigator newsletter discusses a variety of macro topics and how to trade against a very strange market. Today on the Brief: The DXY hits a 52-week low Consumers seeking alternatives to cash  Bank of England rebuilds settlement system to work with CBDCs Our main conversation is with trader and analyst …

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The Bond Market Is the Truth Teller No One Heeds, Feat. George Goncalves

A veteran bond strategist gives his take on why the bond market has a better read than equities on short-term and long-term macro trends. Today on the Brief: More bad news from jobless claims and the GDP The big tech hearing was a whole bunch of nothing; watch TikTok instead Robinhood dives into Kodak (but …

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CoinDesk Live Recap: The DAO Hack Is Still a Mystery

The DAO exploit of 2016 was a $55 million heist that forever altered Ethereum’s trajectory. On Tuesday, CoinDesk Live gathered a handful of blockchain veterans to look back at the incident. Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer, white-hat hacker Griff Green and MyEtherWallet founder Taylor Monahan were joined by Bloomberg reporter Matt Leising to …

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CoinDesk Live Recap: Ethereum Culture, Explained

What makes Ethereum culture click? Maker Foundation board member Tonya Evans and former ConsenSys chief marketing officer Amanda Cassatt joined CoinDesk senior reporter Leigh Cuen on Monday to discuss Ethereum’s ethos in an hourlong conversation streamed to the CoinDesk homepage. “In terms of its structure and what it accomplishes in the world, it’s by default …

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