Episode #473 | March 28, 2023
Why Zero-Knowledge Proofs Are Critical to Ethereum’s Future
“For blockchains to evolve to the next level, they need these proof systems.”
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.
Read more about her at laurashin.com and follow her on Twitter at @laurashin and on Facebook.
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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
@laurashin absolutely nailed the interview even though she’s humble about it and went in very well-prepared with all guns blazing on @stablekwon – worth listening. https://t.co/ijuOqvLOei
— BernardLeong.eth (@bernardleong) October 18, 2022
This is journalism. Terrific interviewing by @laurashin. https://t.co/cQZxhYFKgW
— niKo (@gravelordNIKO) October 18, 2022
OMG @laurashin well done for asking the hard questions
— adam (@cryptoregtech) 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.
Very few people would agree to a real unscripted interview in @stablekwon's position.https://t.co/f7ozGI0MSZ
— TCB (@THORmaximalist) October 18, 2022