Episode #545 | September 19, 2023
Zeke Faux’s Crypto Adventures and His Relationship With Former FTX CEO SBF
Should Sam Bankman Fried have just performed a rug pull? Why is it so hard to get details into USDT issuer Tether?
Launched in 2016, Unchained is one of the longest-running and most popular crypto podcasts. Tune in every Tuesday to hear host Laura Shin, author of “The Cryptopians,” conduct an hour-long interview or discussion with the most interesting thinkers and doers in the space.
On Fridays, Laura dives into that week’s hottest news story, and then gives a rundown of the biggest headlines in the weekly news recap.
Laura Shin is a crypto journalist, host of the Unchained podcast, and author of “The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze” (PublicAffairs, 2022). During the course of writing her book, she and her sources uncovered who they believe was behind the biggest whodunnit in crypto — the 2016 DAO attack on Ethereum.
Formerly a senior editor at Forbes, she was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time, and her podcasts and videos have had 20 million downloads and views. Shin has spoken about cryptocurrency at places such as TEDx San Francisco, the International Monetary Fund, Singularity University and the Oslo Freedom Forum.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Stanford University and has a master of arts from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She lives in New York City.
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Amazing guests + smart questions
Unchained is my favorite crypto podcast because Laura’s journalistic approach cuts through the hype. She isn’t afraid to ask billionaires hard questions – a refreshing quality in such a bullish space!
Authoritative & Reliable
I listen to about a dozen podcasts – none more journalisticlly (in the old-fashioned, quality sense of the word) sound than Laura’s. She is a Rock of Gibraltar in the killer seas of crypto.
Always trust Laura to ask the hard hitting questions and making sure they get answered
— Martin Lee | Nansen 🧭 (@themlpx) October 19, 2022
Laura always does a gr8 job asking tough questions without being provocative or antagonistic while keeping the integrity of the interview.
— extant (@plimbo5) October 18, 2022
— BernardLeong.eth (@bernardleong) October 18, 2022
Kudos to @laurashin, she's a top notch journalist.
Not afraid to ask VERY uncomfortable questions and double down when answers aren't satisfactory. She was prepared.
— TCB (@THORmaximalist) October 18, 2022