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Unchained Podcast Audio Essay: The Most Forkable DeFi Protocols on Ethereum

As a suite of new layer 1 blockchains are launching, I’ve been thinking about Ethereum’s network effects, and the defensibility of the DeFi protocols built on top of Ethereum.

SXSW 2020 Session | Cryptoassets: Venturing into the Unknown

Believers in the crypto space often parallel it to the early days of the internet. Both started within small technology circles and moved on to a more mainstream audience with their first “killer app”; email in the case of the internet and bitcoin in the case of crypto. While the internet transformed the way we create and receive information, the crypto space is promising to transform the way we create and receive value.

Kyle Samani and Aantoly Yakovenko discuss "Black Thursday" on the Solana Podcast

In this episode, Kyle and Anatoly talk about the effects of COVID-19 on the cryptocurrency market, Black Thursday, and how they each see the next few months playing out in both the crypto and traditional markets.

Blockcrunch: DeFi is a Ticking Time Bomb with Ben Sparango and Christian Keroles

In this very special episode, Ben Sparango (@bennybitcons) from Multicoin Capital and Christian Keroles (@CK_SNARKS) debate the most common critiques for DeFi: DeFi can't scale beyond speculation, DeFi can't bank the unbanked, Composability is a ticking time bomb, The "skeumorphism" of DeFi.

A Conversation with Tom Shaughnessy on The Evolution Of the Web3 Stack

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Kyle Samani, Founder and Managing Partner of Multicoin Capital. Kyle discusses his predictions for the middle layer and full-stack development, attracting developers to the crypto space, how competition in the industry will develop, and a complete discussion on the Web3 Stack.

Chorus One and Kyle Samani Discuss the Crypto Mega Theses

The interview goes into the role of centralized exchanges and implications for the ecosystem, starting with taking a look at Binance’s approach that Multicoin has dubbed “blitzscaling”. Brendan and Kyle further explore networked liquidity and the DeFi ecosystem discussing who might dominate in the space of protocols, aggregators and robo-advisors if non-crypto players with better distribution channels join the space.

The Bear Case for Privacy Cryptocurrencies

Privacy is a fundamental right and crucial for the world of crypto - so why are some investors betting against privacy coins? Multicoin Capital's lead analyst Ryan Gentry joins me in discussing: Why privacy is a feature, not a product; Bearish thesis for Monero & ZCash; How Bitcoin & Ethereum can achieve privacy; and Lightning Network & privacy.

Podcast: Tushar and Kyle on Invest Like the Best Podcast With Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Kyle and I recently joined Patrick O’Shaughnessy on the Invest Like the Best podcast. Patrick is a great interviewer who approaches this space with a skeptical investor’s mindset.

Podcast: Tushar and Dhruv Discuss ASIC Mining, Chia, and Mining Decentralization

I recently chatted with Dhruv Bansal, Co-Founder and CSO of Unchained Capital, on Conversations with Multicoin Capital. Dhruv is one of the brightest minds in crypto and had tremendous insights.

Podcast: Kyle and Tushar on Unchained With Laura Shin

Kyle and I recently joined Laura Shin on the Unchained podcast. This is one of our favorite crypto podcasts. Here’s the link.

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