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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Mar 26, 2019

At the first Unchained Live, Vitalik explained why he thought it was "inevitable" Ethereum would lose some of its lead, when he would be upset if Ethereum were overtaken by a competitor, and whether the Ethereum 2.0 road map was too long. We also discussed why a strain of Ethereum maximalism is emerging, how the foundation sets its funding priorities, whether or not the community should adopt inflation funding for development of the blockchain and why he thinks the MolochDAO experiment likely won't garner much investment. For the full summary, go to

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Episode links:

Previous Unchained interview with Vitalik Buterin:

Unchained episode about MolochDAO:

Zcash interview:

Unchained interview with Glen Weyl and Santiago Siri referencing radical markets:

0x interview:

Augur interview:

Dharma interview:

Compound interview:

dYdX interview:

Unchained episode on MakerDAO, part 1:

Part 2:

Unconfirmed episode about superfluid collateral and echoes of the 2008 financial crisis:

Unconfirmed episode about Uniswap:

Dfinity interview:

100th episode of Unchained featuring a poem about crypto and the podcast: