Chain Reaction

By TechCrunch, Yashad Kulkarni, Maggie Stamets, Kell Keller, Jacquelyn Melinek

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No,just no
 Nov 1, 2022
Three vapid idiots pontificate on subjects which they have not even a basic grasp of; throw in gobs of awkward edits which I assume were made by a terribly coded bot _the comedic styling of a wet sock and heavy vally girl dialects_plz stop


There are constantly new tokens, DeFi projects, NFTs collections and DAOs being launched – but how can you make sense of everything going on in the crypto space? From the hype to the scams, TechCrunch senior crypto reporter Jacquelyn Melinek explores the impact of crypto on finance, art, web3, and society as a whole. Whether you’re a fan or a skeptic, every Thursday, Jacquelyn chats with a crypto expert, learning alongside you to break down the nuance behind the wild world of crypto. Chain Reaction is produced by Maggie Stamets with editing by Kell Keller. Subscribe to the Chain Reaction newsletter to dive deeper:

Episode Date
Space and Time wants to help LLMs and AI agents get on-chain (w/ Scott Dykstra)
Mar 28, 2024
Whoever rules the data rules the world (w/ Tegan Kline)
Mar 21, 2024
Blockchain tech is working to combat AI-based deepfakes (w/ Melody Hildebrandt and Mike Blank)
Mar 14, 2024
Blockchain could be the answer to getting AI artists paid (w/ Dee Goens)
Mar 07, 2024
Looking back on the NFT marketplace Magic Eden (w/ Jack Lu)
Feb 29, 2024
Starbucks Odyssey’s community lead expects NFT brand building to expand this year (w/ Steve Kaczynski)
Feb 22, 2024
Web3 brands and NFTs are on a global race for adoption (w/ Yat Siu)
Feb 15, 2024
OpenSea’s CEO sees greater opportunity for NFT use cases to grow (w/ Devin Finzer)
Feb 08, 2024
SEC Commissioner sees a need for a new Token Safe Harbor Proposal (w/ Hester Peirce)
Feb 07, 2024
Read Write Own this episode with a16z’s crypto partner (w/ Chris Dixon)
Feb 01, 2024
Bonus Episode: Worldcoin is going on a race to billions of users “as fast” as it can (w/ Alex Blania)
Jan 29, 2024
Solana Mobile is just getting started (w/ Anatoly Yakovenko)
Jan 25, 2024
Ripple president talks XRP Ledger, SEC suits, and 2024 plans (w/ Monica Long)
Jan 18, 2024
Bitcoin spot ETFs has been approved in the U.S. (w/ Michael Sonnenshein)
Jan 10, 2024
All roads seem to be leading to a U.S. spot bitcoin ETF approval soon (w/ Fred Thiel)
Jan 04, 2024
You should join a crypto social club w/ Boys Club co-founders (re-release)
Dec 28, 2023
Algorand foundation CEO sees tokenization as key sector to scale crypto (w/ Staci Warden)
Dec 21, 2023
Robinhood’s still on a quest to make crypto mainstream (w/ Johann Kerbrat)
Dec 14, 2023
Crypto VC space may be on the cusp of recovery (w/ David Pakman)
Dec 07, 2023
Optimism is optimistic for the future of Ethereum (w/ Jing Wang and Ryan Wyatt)
Nov 30, 2023
Amid the OpenAI chaos, here's a refresher on Sam Altman's crypto project: Worldcoin
Nov 23, 2023
Exclusive: Aave Companies rebrands to Avara and acquires crypto wallet (w/ Stani Kulechov)
Nov 16, 2023
Former SDNY prosecutor talks about what’s next for SBF post-trial (w/ Brendan Quigley)
Nov 09, 2023
SBF testifies and closing arguments are made as his trial comes to an end (w/ Alex Wilhelm)
Nov 02, 2023
SBF finally takes the stand at his trial (w/ Alex Wilhelm)
Oct 28, 2023
Former SDNY prosecutor shares what the internet is getting wrong for SBF’s trial (w/ Josh Naftalis)
Oct 24, 2023
FTX collapse and SEC oversteps point to greater need for U.S. crypto regulation (w/ Katherine Dowling)
Oct 19, 2023
The FTX co-founder and Alameda CEO didn’t hold back at SBF’s trial (w/ Alex Wilhelm)
Oct 13, 2023
Using blockchain tech to scale businesses and social impact projects (w/ Grace Torrellas)
Oct 12, 2023
SBF's trial has started, and here's what you missed (Chain Reaction x Equity Crossover)
Oct 05, 2023
Bonus Episode: Pudgy Penguins’ toys hit Walmart with hopes of expanding NFTs revenue and adoption (w/ Luca Netz)
Sep 29, 2023
Are you a Worldcoin skeptic? This one’s for you (w/ Tiago Sada)
Sep 28, 2023
Staying strategic during regulatory uncertainty (w/ Chris Lehane)
Sep 21, 2023
So you want more web3 enterprise adoption? ( w/ Google Cloud, Circle, Chainlink and Xangle panelists)
Sep 14, 2023
OG Bitcoiner on the blockchain’s evolution, investing and need for regulatory clarity (w/ Charlie Shrem)
Sep 07, 2023
Americans may get a bitcoin spot ETF soon (w/ Craig Salm)
Aug 31, 2023
Blockstream is still betting on Bitcoin and mining it (w/Erik Svenson)
Aug 24, 2023
A bitcoin spot ETF could open the floodgates for greater crypto demand (w/ Eric Balchunas)
Aug 17, 2023
Immutable wants to create more value in the web3 gaming world (w/ Robbie Ferguson)
Aug 10, 2023
Here’s what you need to know about Coinbase’s Base public mainnet launch and its “Onchain Summer” (w/ Jesse Pollak)
Aug 03, 2023
You should join a crypto social club (w/ Boys Club co-founders)
Jul 27, 2023
Ripple’s chief legal officer talks SEC lawsuit, XRP ‘win’ and future regulation (w/ Stu Alderoty)
Jul 25, 2023
What’s it like to invest in crypto globally as devs depart the U.S. (w/ Maria Shen)
Jul 13, 2023
Magic Eden CEO talks NFTs, multi-chain expansion and market volatility (w/ Jack Lu)
Jun 29, 2023
How can big beauty and fashion brands get into web3? (w/ L’Oreal web3 team)
Jun 15, 2023
Coinbase continues fight for crypto clarity post-SEC suit (w/ Paul Grewal)
Jun 08, 2023
VeeFriends, NFTs and the importance of intellectual property (w/ Gary Vaynerchuk)
Jun 01, 2023
Chainlink co-founder talks cryptographic guarantees in web3 (w/ Sergey Nazarov)
May 18, 2023
Bonus Episode: Pussy Riot founder explains how to use NFTs for activism
May 11, 2023
Crypto regulation and crackdowns (w/ Jake Chervinsky)
May 04, 2023
Building on Coinbase’s Base (w/ Jesse Pollak)
Apr 20, 2023
Chain Reaction is nominated for a Webby
Apr 12, 2023
Where’s a16z focus for web3 investments? (w/ Arianna Simpson)
Apr 06, 2023
Avalanche wants to digitize all assets on the blockchain (w/ Emin Gün Sirer)
Mar 24, 2023
Bitcoin and the Lightning Network are moving payments globally (w/ Jack Mallers)
Mar 09, 2023
Bonus Episode: Say Hello to the Startup Battlefield Winner
Mar 06, 2023
Bonus Episode: Getting to know the Battlefield 200
Feb 27, 2023
Bitcoin rewards and NFTs are helping its ecosystem (w/ Alex Adelman)
Feb 23, 2023
Bonus Episode: Making the Pitch Perfect
Feb 20, 2023
Bonus Episode: The Startup Battlefield Basics
Feb 13, 2023
BNB Chain is doubling down on web3 gaming (w/ Gwendolyn Regina)
Feb 09, 2023
Aptos wants to shake up the layer-1 space (w/ Mo Shaikh)
Jan 26, 2023
Polygon’s president talks partnerships, NFTs and gaming (w/ Ryan Wyatt)
Jan 12, 2023
Yes, crypto builders are still building (w/ Nikil Viswanathan)
Nov 29, 2022
A conversation with crypto's main character -- no, the other one (w/ Binance’s “CZ”)
Nov 22, 2022
Where does web3 go from here?: Live from TC Crypto
Nov 17, 2022
There’s no time like the present (to talk with execs from FTX, Uniswap, Visa)
Nov 15, 2022
Nov 10, 2022
Speeding up crypto (w/ Anatoly Yakovenko)
Nov 08, 2022
Major setbacks for bitcoin miners
Nov 03, 2022
Bankrolling the Blockchain (w/ Chris Dixon)
Nov 01, 2022
OK Apple, you didn’t have to flex like that
Oct 27, 2022
Web2 venture firms fight to win in Web3 (w/ Andrei Brasoveanu)
Oct 25, 2022
Crypto Crystal Ball: Live from Disrupt 2022
Oct 20, 2022
The SEC is "Bored Ape"-ing into NFT regulation
Oct 13, 2022
Kraken’s CEO on giving up the throne (w/ Jesse Powell)
Oct 11, 2022
Kim Kardashian is SEC's latest crypto target
Oct 06, 2022
Can crypto disrupt creative storytelling? (w/ Edward Saatchi)
Oct 04, 2022
FTX whips out its checkbook, again
Sep 29, 2022
Can blockchains make the world a better place? (with Kevin Owocki)
Sep 27, 2022
The Post-Merge Ethereum Hangover
Sep 22, 2022
A crypto market vibe check (w/ Seth Ginns)
Sep 20, 2022
Chain Reaction x Equity talk the Ethereum Merge
Sep 17, 2022
Private equity’s gatekeepers get serious about tokens
Sep 15, 2022
The cult of crypto shakes up its leadership team (w/ Meltem Demirors)
Sep 13, 2022
Binance flexes its stablecoin muscles
Sep 08, 2022
Who are the artists behind your favorite NFTs? (w/ James Zhang)
Sep 06, 2022
The Merge and its meaning for ETH and beyond
Sep 01, 2022
Magic Eden threatens OpenSea’s NFT dominance (w/ Jack Lu)
Aug 30, 2022
Bonus Episode: The road ahead for crypto startups (w/ Haun Ventures)
Aug 26, 2022
Is FTX really worth two Coinbases?
Aug 25, 2022
The Bachelor, but on the blockchain (w/ Devin Lewtan)
Aug 23, 2022
The man behind Terra’s not-so-stablecoin is back
Aug 18, 2022
Can the web3 “passion economy” pay the bills? (w/ Li Jin)
Aug 17, 2022
Tornado Cash is not just for criminals, despite what regulators think
Aug 11, 2022
How Uniswap became DeFi’s behemoth (w/ MC Lader)
Aug 09, 2022
Hackers are stealing crypto in the nicest way possible
Aug 04, 2022
The SEC preps for a summer of crypto regulation (w/ David Nage)
Jul 28, 2022
Crypto winters, DAO death and the future of community investing (w/ Alexander Taub)
Jul 21, 2022
Identifying lasting web3 trends from crypto’s bull run (w/ Naveen Jain)
Jul 14, 2022
Why crypto’s “obsession” with mass adoption may not be worth it (w/ Tux Pacific)
Jul 07, 2022
Doodles CEO on expanding their cartoon NFT empire (w/ Julian Holguin)
Jun 30, 2022
How web3 creators can make the most of the crypto crash (with Latashá)
Jun 23, 2022
Crypto’s latest crash and where web3 falls short (with Aaron Levie)
Jun 16, 2022
a16z VC on crypto criticism and their $4.5 billion bet (with Sriram Krishnan)
Jun 09, 2022
Outdoor Voices’ founder on scaling a new crypto startup in a downturn (with Ty Haney)
Jun 02, 2022
Lux’s crypto VC on the startups securing and scaling web3 (with Grace Isford)
May 26, 2022
Lightspeed’s web3 guru on consumer crypto startups and the metaverse (with Mercedes Bent)
May 19, 2022
Moonbirds founder talks crypto crash and where NFTs go from here (with Kevin Rose)
May 12, 2022
Why are there so many blockchains? (with Jill Gunter)
May 05, 2022
Sequoia’s blockchain bull on whether crypto startups are building web3 or web2.5 (with Shaun Maguire)
Apr 28, 2022
Crypto's music man on how NFTs could shake up the recording industry (with 3LAU)
Apr 21, 2022
Introducing Chain Reaction
Mar 24, 2022