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.

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Stacks’ Muneeb Ali On Why Bitcoin Is Exciting Once Again
Stacks' co-creator Muneeb Ali says that this is the most exciting time to build on Bitcoin.
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Why the Celestia Team Sees a Future With 10,000 Roll-Ups
Celestia’s co-founder and its COO talk about how their modular blockchain makes it easier for blockchains to scale.
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Is the Short Team Lockup for STRK ‘Misaligned’? No, Says Starkware CEO
Starknet community members were not happy about many of the details of who was eligible to receive tokens.
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How Decentralized Social Network Farcaster Hopes to Eventually Get to One Billion Users
Dan Romero, the co-founder of the decentralized social media network, discusses why Frames has become so popular, the central ideas behind Farcaster, and what’s in store for F...
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Why One Solana Builder Is Still Optimistic About the Network
Lucas Bruder, the CEO of Jito Labs, which builds infrastructure for Solana, says despite the outages, the blockchain still has a lot going for it.
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2 Lawyers on How the U.S. Can Finally Regulate DeFi
The co-authors of a new paper discuss how to block illicit activity without turning neutral software into financial institutions.
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Jupiter Founder Meow to Critics of JUP Airdrop: ‘Give Me a Break’
Meow responded to those who said that Jupiter unfairly enriched itself in the airdrop at the expense of the protocol’s community.
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A16z Crypto’s Chris Dixon on How Blockchains Can Save the Internet
The well-known venture capitalist has published a book, Read Write Own, about how the concentration of power into the hands of a few Internet behemoths is bad for entrepreneur...
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The Black Swan Event That Could Cause a Fork in Ethereum (Again)
The huge risks of a bug occurring to an Ethereum “supermajority” execution client were laid bare this week.
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OG Olaf Carlson-Wee on Why His Crypto Thesis Is Stronger Than Ever
Crypto creates an “incentive vortex” that is destined to take over everything, according to the investment firm’s founder and CIO.
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