Host Laura Shin recaps the biggest stories of the year in crypto, with clips from shows throughout the year. In this episode, we cover how the pandemic drove Bitcoin to new all-time highs, how regulation began to come for the crypto space in a big way, plus new trends in DeFi, corporate structures, and how ETH will change as an asset. 

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Meltem Demirors on Bitcoin’s behavior during the recession

Mike Novogratz and Raoul Pal on Bitcoin’s relation to fiat

Chamath Palihapitiya on Bitcoin as a financial hedge

Cathie Wood and Dan Tapiero on corporate adoption of Bitcoin

Dave Jevans and Siân Jones on regulation and VASPs 

Jake Chervinsky and Kristin Smith on the Swiss Rule and self-hosted wallets

Jeremy Allaire and Kristin Smith on Mnuchin’s proposed FinCEN rule

Jessi Brooks and Zia Faruqui on cryptocurrencies facilitating illicit activity 

Brian Brooks on Americans accepting more privacy restrictions

Meltem Demirors on privacy being under attack

Haseeb Qureshi on the maturation of DeFi 

Vitalik Buterin on risks that still exist in DeFi

Taylor Monahan and Dan Guido on DeFi security 

Vitalik Buterin reflecting on the last five years of Ethereum 

Ryan Watkins on Ethereum 2.0 

Olaf Carlson-Wee on DeFi impacting the traditional corporate structure

Andrew Cronje on shifting corporate structures