We are building an open data library and curation tools for the crypto asset class. Promoting transparency and smarter decision-making.We are here weekly to deliver you short and sweet discussions of what we’re thinking about in the crypto space.
In 2019's first episode, we take a really interesting dive into Hong Kong's crypto ecosystem with Leo Weese, President of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. We talk about how the Hong Kong crypto ecosystem has changed since 2012, what some of the common misconceptions are about crypto in Hong Kong, and what makes this city so unique and well suited for crypto development.
In this week's episode, Tian Li (co-founder, DDEX) talks about the decision by the DDEX team to fork away the 0x protocol and carry on with their own implementation of the protocol, named Hydro. Tian also addressed the decision to remove to 0x token, and what the short term future looks like for DDEX.
In this episode, Circle's Ria Bhutoria talks about her research process (how long it takes, and what the most frustrating parts of the process are), and also goes into her latest report on prediction markets. We talk about what prediction markets are, how they work, the advantages and challenges of a decentralized prediction market, and what usage is like on current platforms.
Decentralization isn't an easy concept to define or understand, so Zcash Foundation Executive Director Josh Cincinnati shares his thoughts on what it means to be decentralized. He also emphasizes the utility of non-profit foundations in the cryptocurrency space, which he thinks can affect a lot of good.
Product design is hard. For this week's episode, Taylor’s highlights the sometimes vast difference between intentions and outcome in product design v. user experience. For example, the intention of making the user onboarding process easier can become so streamlined that it ceases to require users to save their private keys. Another example Taylor gives is the practice of saving private keys, or other secret information, to local storage in exchange for intended causes like ease to access, faster signup, account recovery options, etc.
Ending the episode with wise words from Arianna Simpson, who reminds us that price is not all that matters.
In this podcast episode, Katherine explains the implications of the latest SEC order against Etherdelta's founder and its three important takeaways. Then, Simon Taylor, founder of Globa Digital Finance, comes on and talks about setting global standards and a code of conduct for the various actors in the crypto ecosystem.
This week, Katherine is on the grounds at DevCon in Prague and chats with Erik Vorhees (Founder + CEO, Shapeshift) about the 10th anniversary of the publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper. Later, Ari Paul (CIO, Blocktower Capital) shares what he is excited about and what he wants to learn more about in the crypto space.
In this week's podcast, Katherine breaks down the latest arbitration case to come out of China's Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration, which determined that bitcoin is protected under China’s current property laws. Additionally, Zack interviews Samson Mow of Blocksteam about sidechains: what they are, what type of sidechain Liquid is, and how Liquid can affect the average crypto investor.
In this week's podcast, Katherine interviews Spencer Bogart (Partner, Blockchain Capital) while in San Francisco and they chat about fund tokenization, benchmarks for crypto fund performance, and Spencer's transition from equity research to crypto venture investing.
Every week, Tony Sheng writes high-quality pieces on the most relevant and fascinating topics in crypto. In this week's podcast, Tony discusses his writing process, how he gets over writer's block, how he decides on a topic, and why he recently decided to switch to a membership model for his blog.
This week's podcast was recorded in Palm Springs, California for Crypto Springs, a ~250 attendee crypto conference. Messari's Katherine Wu was on the ground and interviewed some of the speakers and attendees (listed below) about their quick impressions of the conference and the discussions that they found interesting.
Never a dull moment in crypto. In this week's Messari podcast, we delve into two topics: 1) a look at the disclosure documents that Bitmain filed in an IPO application to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and 2) a conversation with Eric Meltzer on the latest bitcoin bug, what it means, and its implications.
In this week’s podcast, we have with us Jake Chervinsky to give us a better & easier primer to understand some of the regulators in the crypto space. We cover 7 federal agencies and 2 state agencies: what the acronym stands for, what the agency does/have jurisdiction over, and how that relates to crypto.
In this week's episode, Ryan Seklis (CEO of Messari) and Qiao Wang (Head of Product, Messari) share their experiences from the previous week at EthBerlin. We talk about what the week consisted of, what they found interesting, what they found surprising, and what advice they have for the future attendees of EthGlobal events.
In this episode, Nic Carter speaks to the negligence of the coin rankings sites and why the data quality on a lot of these ranking sites cannot be trusted. Also: how the industry can do better on the data front, what metrics we should be considering, the lessons we can extrapolate to most crypto data sites, and the importance of definition standards.
This week, we go over a high-level overview of token supply—breaking it down to circulating and maximum supply-- and why it should be an important consideration when valuing token projects. We also cover market cap, and why transparency in a token’s supply schedule is important.
In this episode, Katherine explains what a Token Curated Registry is at a very high level-- what it is and how it works. Plus some news for this week: FOMO3D, China's Crypto Wechat ban, and the U.S. SEC's rejection of bitcoin ETFs.
In our first longer form audio segment, Messari's Katherine Wu delves into two topics:
1. The ongoing Ripple lawsuit and
2. The SEC Order re: Tomahawk Coin and what that means for bounty programs & airdrops.