CoinDesk Reports

CoinDesk Reports

Podcasts featuring news, illuminating discussion and insightful commentary from the editorial team at CoinDesk.com.

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June 1, 2023 31 mins

A Consensus 2023 panel with Edward Snowden and Ben Goertzel.

A former U.S. defense contractor, whistleblower and activist weighs in on the surveillance implications of recent advancements in artificial intelligence in conversation with a cognitive scientist working to democratize AI development.

David Z. Morris, chief insights columnist of CoinDesk, moderates alongside panelists:

  • Ben Goertzel, CEO of SingularityNET
  • Edward ...
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A Consensus 2023 panel with Brett Harrison and Anthony Scaramucci.

The fast and hard fall of Sam Bankman-Fried's empire sent shockwaves through the global crypto markets and raised troubling questions about industry governance practices. A hedge fund manager whose firm invested in SBF's exchange (and vice versa) and the former president of FTX's U.S. arm candidly reflect on how it all went wrong, what they'd do differently,...

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A Consensus 2023 panel with Paul Grewal.

U.S. regulators, not least of all the Securities and Exchange Commission, have taken an aggressive tack lately with the crypto industry. A top executive at the country's largest and best-known exchange shares what it's been like working with the regulator to resolve the issues, and the broader implications for the industry.

Nikhilesh De, managing editor of Global Policy and Regulation...

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A Consensus 2023 panel with Sen. Cynthia Lummis and Rep. Patrick McHenry.

Amid a broad regulatory crackdown, influential members of the U.S. Senate and House share the latest on the process of writing crypto legislation and the plausible outcomes for 2023 and beyond.

Nikhilesh De, managing editor of Global Policy and Regulation at CoinDesk moderates alongside panelists:

  • U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)
  • U.S. Rep. Patrick M...
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A Consensus 2023 panel with Laura Shin and Michael Sonnenshein.

Grayscale’s now-publicly traded bitcoin trust was the original way for U.S. investors to gain exposure to the asset without the headache of setting up a wallet. For a time, it was the only game in town, and handsomely profitable for investors who tolerated the initial 12-month lockup period. The CEO of the world’s largest digital asset manager candidly discusse...

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A Consensus 2023 panel with William Shatner and Dave Broome.

At age 92, William Shatner is still seeking out innovative ways of engaging with fans. The legendary actor, along with Orange Comet CEO Dave Broome, discusses his longtime interest in crypto and how Web3 is shifting the entertainment landscape as it redefines the fan experience. Shatner also reveals his new NFT collection, Infinite Connections. Featuring an extrem...

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A Consensus 2023 panel with Caitlin Long, Richard Booth and Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie.

The demise of three crypto-friendly banks, along with not-so-subtle pressure from U.S. regulators, exacerbated a longstanding problem. Ever since the early days of bitcoin, startups in the field struggled to obtain or keep basic bank accounts as traditional financial institutions feared regulatory and reputational consequences from assoc...

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'Consensus Conversations' host Michele Musso speaks with Josh and Jesse Berger co-founders of PKT Pal (Packetpal) a plug-and-play device that is designed for wifi ...

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'Consensus Conversations' host Kamala Alcantara speaks with Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and CEO at Saga about blockchain technology and the crypto environment. 

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'Consensus Conversations' host  Michele Musso talks with Kristen Potocki, Solutions Engineer at Arculus, and Cider Lyons, Director of Brand also at Arculu...

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We’re coming to you from the Brave Podcast Studio at Consensus 2023. Brave is the privacy browser used by almost 60 million people worldwide. It has everything you need to stay safe online. Check them out at brave.com.


The goal of technology is to improve human lives, especially in the area of money. 'Consensus Conversations' hosts Kamala Alcantara and Michele Musso talk with Ann...

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Will Peck, head of digital assets at WisdomTree, breaks down the company’s new wallet app.

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Asset manager and ETF sponsor WisdomTree aims to bring crypto mainstream. Its latest push to do so is a wallet app, WisdomTree Prime, that will allow users to trade tokenized real world assets.

Live from Consensus 2023: Eleanor Pahl, associate producer at CoinDesk, sits down to chat with Will Peck to ...

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We’re coming to you from the Brave Podcast Studio at Consensus 2023. Brave is the privacy browser used by almost 60 million people worldwide. It has everything you need to stay safe online. Check them out at brave.com.


Michele Musso is on the Consensus 2023 floor and is joined by  Nina Blankenship and Lisa Francoeur, co-founders of Crypto Tutors,  a privately held, prof...

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We’re coming to you from the Brave Podcast Studio at Consensus 2023. Brave is the privacy browser used by almost 60 million people worldwide. It has everything you need to stay safe online. Check them out at brave.com.


WendyO is a guest we’ve been wanting on the show for a long time— and not just because she’s a mom AND an OG crypto celebrity. Wendy originally worked in the h...

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Where there’s crypto, there’s custody.

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The term “crypto” has become somewhat all-encompassing. The umbrella term now covers everything in the industry, from Web3 and non-fungible tokens (NFT), decentralized finance (DeFi) to venture capital. But where there’s crypto, there’s custody. And not all crypto custody solutions are alike. 

Live from Consensus 2023: Eleanor Pahl, associate prod...

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Web3 is an opportunity to reset the internet. Here’s what the Brave browser is doing to return agency to its users.

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The browser is a gateway to the internet. How can browsers create better experiences for its users, while following the ethos of crypto?

Live from Consensus 2023: Cam Thompson, CoinDesk Web3 reporter and host of “Carpe Consensus,” sits down to chat with Luke Mulks, v...

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May 2, 2023 8 mins

A collection of on-the-ground interviews at Consensus 2023.

This episode is sponsored by Brave.

What’s it been like at Consensus this year? Jared Schwartz explores the biggest topics at this year’s event, featuring:

  • Will Foxley and Zack Seward, hosts of “The Hash”
  • McKenzie Stratigopoulos and Nicole Gibson, CoinDesk TV producers
  • George Kaloudis, senior research analyst and host of “All About Bitcoin”

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During the third day of Consensus 2023, Michele Musso, senior producer of podcasts at CoinDesk, spoke with Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) about the current st...

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April 29, 2023 15 mins

A collection of on-the-ground interviews at Consensus 2023.

This episode is sponsored by Brave.

What’s it been like at Consensus this year? Adrian Blust explores the biggest topics at this year’s event, featuring:

  • Jalak Jobanputra, founder of Future Perfect Ventures
  • Melissa Montanez, senior producer, booking at CoinDesk
  • Attendees Linda, Nathaniel and Nicholas

Brave is the privacy browser used by almost 60 million p...

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April 28, 2023 21 mins

A collection of on-the-ground interviews at Consensus 2023.

This episode is sponsored by Brave.

What’s it been like at Consensus this year? Eleanor Pahl, Jared Schwartz and Frederick Munawa explore the biggest topics at this year’s event, featuring:

  • Kamala “Kamz” Alcantara, host of CoinDesk’s “Women Who Web3” podcast
  • Travis McGee, head of derivatives for North America for Crypto.com
  • Cam Thompson, host of CoinDesk’s “Carpe C...
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