Laura Shin

Laura Shin

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” (Public Affairs, 2022). Formerly a senior editor at Forbes, she was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time, and her podcasts and videos have had more than 15 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.

Social

Recent

Unchained Wide
Are Memecoins the Next Evolution of Wall Street Bets?
Nathaniel Popper, author of The Trolls of Wall Street, talks about how Wall Street Bets and memecoins reflect broader societal changes, including the shifting status of men.
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
Why Robinhood, a TradFi Hub, Is Growing Its Crypto Business Globally
Robinhood spent $200 million to acquire Bitstamp and expand its crypto operations to the EU. But it won’t stop there.
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
How Coinbase Might Bring 1 Billion People On-Chain Using Its Smart Wallet
Coinbase has launched its new smart wallet with partners such as DeFi lending protocol Moonwell, offering them freebies they can pass onto consumers to get more people on-chai...
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
How the U.S. Government Can Protect the Dollar Through Stablecoins
Former CFTC chair Chris Giancarlo and his former chief innovation officer Daniel Gorfine say the US is falling behind in the crypto race, but could use stablecoins—and a CBDC—...
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
With Ether ETFs in the Works, How Else Might the SEC Pivot on Crypto?
Explore the SEC’s shifting stance on crypto, the political pressures, and what a new SEC chair could mean for the industry.
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
Why Many Democrats, Including the White House, Have Come Around on Crypto
Sheila Warren delves into the political dynamics and regulatory shifts driving the recent regulatory change of heart around crypto.
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
Senator Cynthia Lummis on Why Crypto Now Has Bipartisan Support in Congress
Are we ushering in a new era of crypto legislation? U.S. Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis definitely thinks so.
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
Why Spot Ether ETFs Are Now Likely to Be Approved on Thursday
Plus, the “stunning success” of Bitcoin ETFs and why Michael Sonnenshein stepped down as CEO of Grayscale.
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
UNCHAINED: Why the DOJ Doesn’t Want These MEV Exploiters to Get Away With It
Evan Zinaman breaks down why the government’s indictment of the Bueno brothers for their $25 million MEV exploitation is a “vanilla fraud,” but still may shed light on potenti...
Unchained Wide
Unchained Wide
Erik Voorhees' New Venture: Why AI Desperately Needs Privacy and Uncensorability
Erik Voorhees' latest venture, Venice, is a private, uncensorable, open-source AI agent run on decentralized computation.
Unchained Wide