WBD 007 - Interview with Laura Shin

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In this podcast, I chat with crypto journalist Laura Shin, producer of the Unchained and Unconfirmed podcasts. In this interview, we talk about how Laura came to be a crypto journalist, why she chose to leave Forbes and various issues within the crypto an

Breakdown of the show

00:00 Intro
02:55 Laura explains why she has left Forbes
06:18 How writing compares to podcasts as a journalist
06:58 The first moves into writing about Crypto
11:00 We deviate into discussing the Craig Wright lawsuit
12:21 Transition to writing about Crypto regularly
15:59 The potential impact on cryptocurrencies on governments and society
18:55 Thoughts on the Venezuelan petro dollar (capital?) and crypto economics
23:14 Nation state cryptocurrencies
26:20 Government regulations around Crypto
31:06 What what it was like writing about Crypto back in 2015
34:58 In 2016 when everything started to change
41:15 Perspective of what has happened and where the industry is going
45:12 Risk of financial institutions using smart contracts
50:14 Can mass scale decentralised systems scale
52:08 Poorly designed and scam ICOs
01:00:26 Future for Crypto
01:04:12 The future for Laura

Show Notes