The Scoop

By The Block

Welcome to The Scoop, The Block's flagship podcast that digs into the finance and technology industries through unmatched interviews with top thought leaders and industry veterans. The Block’s Director of News Frank Chaparro hosts new guests every week, diving into topics ranging from Facebook's Libra to the impact of tokenization on market structure to Universal Basic Income. Download via Apple Podcasts, Sticher, and Spotify and join in on the fun, informative conversations.

  1. 1.
    Here’s how big brokerage firms are breaking into bitcoin trading
    43:47
  2. 2.
    An executive at Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund, unpacks bitcoin's role in the macro picture
    50:01
  3. 3.
    Miami is collaborating with Ethereum developers to put city services on the blockchain
    29:43
  4. 4.
    A Washington DC insider lays out her vision for the bitcoin market's first self-regulatory organization
    42:27
  5. 5.
    A deep dive into Uniswap v3 with The Block's Mika Honkasalo
    29:22
  6. 6.
    This NFT artist is exploring what a real-world gallery would look like for digital art
    30:49
  7. 7.
    Bitcoin is drawing in the banking world's core customers, Fidelity exec says
    36:04
  8. 8.
    Artist who tokenized album for $11M explains why the NFT boom isn't like the ICO craze
    39:27
  1. 9.
    Angel investor Gary Vaynerchuk explains the disruptive power behind NFTs
    24:57
  2. 10.
    ARK's research lead breaksdown the firm's rise, recent market jitters, and bitcoin
    49:57
  3. 11.
    Deep dive into Eth 2.0, scaling and a project that lets users buy the entire crypto market
    33:12
  4. 12.
    Bloomberg's ETF whisperer says the SEC could approve a BTC ETF
    37:56
  5. 13.
    Breaking down Coinbase's S-1 filing and what it means for the bitcoin market
    29:01
  6. 14.
    DyDx founder unpacks ethereum scaling and DeFi derivatives
    49:39
  7. 15.
    Grayscale's CEO details hiring plans, the long-term goal of a bitcoin ETF
    41:11
  8. 16.
    Inside CME Group's journey to launch an ETH futures product
    49:40
  9. 17.
    Former Citadel Securities director explains what happened with Robinhood and GameStop last week
    47:02
  10. 18.
    The path to a bitcoin ETF, according to a data exec from one of the world's biggest stock exchanges
    43:07
  11. 19.
    Pantera Capital CEO says institutional bitcoin adoption is changing the crypto narrative
    49:45
  12. 20.
    'They start with bitcoin:' Polychain's Olaf Carlson-Wee believes big investors will turn their attention to DeFi
    46:12
  13. 21.
    A deep dive into Coinbase's acquisition of Bison Trails
    31:24
  14. 22.
    Meet the CEO trying to convince every multi-billion dollar insurance fund to buy bitcoin
    45:43
  15. 23.
    'This is not November 2017' says Mike Novogratz on bitcoin's price gyrations
    44:03
  16. 24.
    The inside story of NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie's crypto journey
    34:29
  17. 25.
    NYSE vice chairman: Talks are 'accelerating' with crypto firms that want to go public
    32:04
  18. 26.
    Brad Garlinghouse explains how regulatory uncertainty around XRP has affected Ripple
    51:24
  19. 27.
    As Polymarket's profile rises with the U.S. election cycle, founder Shayne Coplan says it's just the beginning for prediction markets
    43:28
  20. 28.
    LMAX's CEO breaks down the real impact of the U.K. crypto derivatives ban
    45:24
  21. 29.
    DC veterans say money is key for crypto issues to be heard. So, they formed a PAC
    52:05
  22. 30.
    ARK Invest's crypto analyst says bitcoin market cap could hit $3 trillion by 2025
    45:01
  23. 31.
    Stephen Palley gives an in depth look at the BitMEX charges — and what it could mean for DeFi regulation
    36:18
  24. 32.
    CoinGecko founder explains how the platform saw DeFi mania coming
    35:52
  25. 33.
    'It doesn't need me:' yearn.finance's Andre Cronje on the protocol's path to decentralization
    1:01:54
  26. 34.
    Kraken gets green-light to launch crypto bank
    37:18
  27. 35.
    This bitcoin quant trading CEO explains how to navigate events that data can't predict
    46:13
  28. 36.
    A deep dive into FTX's acquisition of Blockfolio, DeFi, and Serum with Sam Bankman-Fried and Ed Moncada
    1:00:53
  29. 37.
    Senior Coin Metrics analyst breaks down everything you need to know about stablecoins
    44:56
  30. 38.
    Why commodities veteran Chris Hehmeyer is "committing to crypto"
    53:32
  31. 39.
    How Tron's Justin Sun plans to use Poloniex to capitalize on the DeFi craze
    1:02:29
  32. 40.
    Sven Henrich on the Fed’s debt trap and why it’s causing more harm than good
    55:37
  33. 41.
    IEX co-founder Ronan Ryan on why bitcoin exchanges will eventually charge for market data
    1:00:26
  34. 42.
    Fundstrat's Tom Lee on why boomers are buying gold while millennials are trading bitcoin
    40:31
  35. 43.
    A retail brokerage veteran breaks down why crypto IPOs are good for bitcoin
    43:09
  36. 44.
    CMS Holdings co-founders say DeFi claimed trader attention before bitcoin's volatility spike
    53:34
  37. 45.
    Larry Cermak breaks down why the Twitter hackers appear to be amateurs
    45:02
  38. 46.
    An inside look at how CoinFLEX is trying to create a repo market for crypto
    43:40
  39. 47.
    Former Goldman CFO breaks down why the digital dollar is better than bitcoin and stablecoins
    57:45
  40. 48.
    Zane Tackett has seen some of the crypto space's biggest events — here's what he's learned
    56:01
  41. 49.
    A high-frequency trading expert explains why you shouldn't fear how Robinhood makes money
    49:09
  42. 50.
    Former Coinbase top lawyer — suddenly a top banking regulator — explains how fintech can 'level the playing field'
    53:44

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