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. Ms. Shin has spoken about cryptocurrency at places such as TEDx San Francisco, the International Monetary Fund, Singularity University, and the Oslo Freedom Forum.
In their short history, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone through booms, busts, and internecine wars, reaching a market valuation of more than $2 trillion. Emily Parker interviews Laura Shin, author of The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, about how she got the inside scoop on the early years of the second-biggest crypto, Ethereum, and uncovered who was behind the most notorious hack in crypto history.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss launched Gemini Trust Company, LLC in October of 2015 as a fully licensed regulated digital asset exchange in New York City. In May of 2016, Gemini became the first-ever licensed bitcoin and ether exchange. In June of 2016, operations expanded to Canada, with plans to continue into Europe, East Asia, and elsewhere. This discussion will explore the global market opportunities in digital asset trading and management, the importance of working constructively with regulators, and the future of digital assets as a next-generation investment vehicle.