While researching for my book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, I found evidence that I believe resolves the biggest whodunnit in crypto: who hacked The DAO? This podcast is coming out in conjunction with an article in Forbes revealing the prime suspect’s identity. 

Part 1: Who Attacked the DAO? Here’s the Evidence

To document the process of finding the alleged attacker, I wrote an article for Forbes, with which I opened the podcast. In it, I reveal 

  • who, evidence indicates, attacked the DAO
  • how my sources and I uncovered this person’s identity
  • how a previously undisclosed technical capability by Chainalysis helped my sources and I identify the alleged hacker 

Part 2: Contextualizing the DAO Attack

Forbes’s Steven Ehrlich comes onto the pod to interview me about finding the DAO attacker. Topics

  • what is The DAO, and why is it important? 
  • who are the key players in The DAO’s story
  • how the attacker pulled off the hack
  • what legal questions surrounded the hack
  • why finding the attacker is important
  • the legal implications of identifying the attacker
  • what Laura’s interactions have been with the suspect
  • what the future of DAOs may hold

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Episode Links

Laura Shin

The Cryptopians

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Steven Ehrlich

The DAO Hack

Read the episode transcript here