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What Grinds My Gears
From Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson, welcome to What Grinds My Gears, a podcast about the bizarre and buzzworthy happenings in the world of cryptocurrency. Each week, we delve into one key theme in crypto, and examine this theme through a broader financial, political, and cultural lens to learn from the past, understand the present, and explore the future.
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Episode 16: Beating the Market: A Game of Geeks...
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss the theory and practice of financial performance and measurement, the challenges in applying this theory to crypto markets, and why this matters so much to investors of all stripes.
76 min
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Episode 15: Fork Yourself
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss forks, great schisms, and evolutionary theory.
77 min
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Episode 14: This is Water: A Story about Liquidity
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss liquidity and what it actually means in markets, for companies, for individual assets, and the role of market participants and market structure in managing this flow.
66 min
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Episode 13: You’ve Been Liquidated
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss prediction markets, their applications across governance and finance, and decentralized marketplaces.
50 min
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Episode 12: The ICO Ice Age: Back to Banking
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss crypto seasons and the dawn of a new age.
57 min
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Episode 11: Alex, I’ll Take “Blockchain” for $500
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss enterprises and their experimentation with blockchain, where it’s gone wrong in the past and where it might be going in the future.
64 min
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Episode 10: Surveillance Capitalism
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss the rise of surveillance capitalism and what that might mean for our cypherpunk dreams of privacy.
68 min
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Episode 9: Initial Country Offering
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss how and why countries raise money, what secures these loans, and how blockchain-based debt could fundamentally change global debt markets.
54 min
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Episode 8: Living on Borrowed DAI
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss credit, a brief history of lending, credit’s components, and innovation in credit markets.
64 min
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Episode 7: Money Makes the World Go Round
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss crypto business models, asset classifications, governance, and funding models.
59 min
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Episode 6: Crypto Cartels
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss crypto governance mechanisms.
59 min
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Episode 5: Venezuela: Living in a Powder Keg
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss Venezuela and what fundamental challenges the crypto community has yet to address.
64 min
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Episode 4: Square Peg Round Hole
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss crypto assets and their old school financial equivalents.
51 min
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Episode 3: DeFi, Same as the OldFi
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss the evolution of crypto and the role of regulators.
53 min
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Episode 2: Welcome to Bagel World
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss what cryptocurrencies are actually worth.
39 min
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Episode 1: An Unfettered Orgy of Capitalism
Meltem Demirors and Jill Carlson discuss the crypto bubble and the decline of cryptocurrencies.
60 min