Category: Podcasts

Bittrex Global’s CEO says the exchange company is exploring safe havens in light of regulatory tightening

Bittrex Global’s CEO says the exchange company is exploring safe havens in light of regulatory tightening

  On this episode of The Scoop, Bittrex Global CEO Stephen Stonberg joined host Frank Chaparro for a discussion on Bittrex’s US and global businesses, his outlook on security tokens, and how the company is tackling regulatory tightening in an effort to safely enter markets across the world. In its global business, Stonberg said that […]

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Inside Coinbase’s game plan to be a one-stop shop for Wall Street’s biggest investors

Inside Coinbase’s game plan to be a one-stop shop for Wall Street’s biggest investors

  Hundreds of institutions are looking to Coinbase as a trusted, publicly-traded exchange to create tailored crypto solutions for them. Now, as traditional finance firms begin to deploy capital into crypto services, Coinbase sees itself at the forefront of facilitating that institutional adoption. “I think we’re moving away from the designation of Coinbase as an […]

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Brett Harrison of FTX.US on challenging Robinhood and Coinbase while reshaping market structure

Brett Harrison of FTX.US on challenging Robinhood and Coinbase while reshaping market structure

  FTX.US President Brett Harrison wants the company to be the next Robinhood, and he says they’re listening to every customer’s comments to expand their user base and untangle the complexities of building an exchange. “The retail user base wants to be heard,” said Harrison. On this episode of The Scoop, Brett Harrison took a […]

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Blockchain’s Peter Smith sees innovation but thinks some will be unprepared for a ‘Crypto Winter’

  “The market filled your sail with wind and now you’re doing a good job of sailing. But are you ready to survive the next time the wind drops?” Blockchain, one of the longest operating firms in the crypto space, has been successful at taking the long road. Now the U.K.-based company is building out […]

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This NFT expert explains how digital goods may have more use cases than luxury watches

This NFT expert explains how digital goods may have more use cases than luxury watches

  Franklin Fitch, Head of Growth at Blockparty, sees the commodification of culture as the future of the internet. Indeed, Fitch believes that a well executed NFT strategy could very well be a make-or-break opportunity for legacy brands as well as for the brands of the future: “When you start to connect physical events, digital […]

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Wall Street vet explains the Bitcoin trading improvements regulators are ignoring

Wall Street vet explains the Bitcoin trading improvements regulators are ignoring

  Dave Weisberger is a Wall Street vet who saw market structure develop and go electronic. On this episode of The Scoop, the co-founder and CEO of CoinRoutes joined host Frank Chaparro for a walk-through on how far trading in crypto has evolved and why regulators are ignoring these improvements. He remarked: “Firms that are […]

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The Blockchain Association’s Kristin Smith breaks down what’s next in Washington’s bitcoin policy fight

The Blockchain Association’s Kristin Smith breaks down what’s next in Washington’s bitcoin policy fight

  A high-wire fight in Washington, DC over crypto tax reporting provisions included in a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill drew widespread attention and impassioned remarks from supporters, opponents and powerful members of Congress. And while Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association, admits that the legislation’s current language is not perfect, the collective show […]

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Are looming regulations putting an end to bitcoin’s ‘Wild West’ days?

Are looming regulations putting an end to bitcoin’s ‘Wild West’ days?

  Signs point to the looming specter of regulation slowly bringing the days of bitcoin and crypto’s “Wild West” to an end. The only question, perhaps, is if not now, then when? “We’re getting to a boiling point,” The Block’s Aislinn Keely told The Scoop. On this policy report episode of The Scoop, host Frank […]

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NYDIG is unleashing bitcoin financial products onto thousands of regional banks

NYDIG is unleashing bitcoin financial products onto thousands of regional banks

  Access to bitcoin was once a case where “no one wants to be first, but everyone wants to be second”. Now, New York Digital Investment Group, or NYDIG, won’t stop until it’s able to put bitcoin within reach of every American. Patrick Sells, Head of Bank Solutions at NYDIG, explained during the most recent […]

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