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Galaxy Brains

English, Finance, 1 season, 109 episodes, 3 days, 23 hours, 34 minutes
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Welcome to Galaxy Brains, hosted by Alex Thorn, Head of Research at Galaxy. Our weekly podcast provides insights and analysis on trends and events across the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Each week Alex will be joined by members of the research team to discuss the latest developments on all things crypto and blockchain technology.
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Bitcoin Cycles and Halvings w/ Sam Callahan (Swan)

Alex Thorn talks with Sam Callahan, Senior Analyst at Swan, about bitcoin price cycles, the bitcoin halving, macro conditions, and stablecoin regulations. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe from Galaxy Trading about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
4/18/202452 minutes
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Mr. Satoshi Goes to Washington w/ Tyler Williams

Alex Thorn talks with Tyler Williams, head of public policy at Galaxy, about the state of affairs in Washing regarding national politics, bitcoin and crypto policy, and the upcoming election. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
4/11/202431 minutes, 46 seconds
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Making Bitcoin Magical w/ Rijndael (Taproot Wizards)

Alex Thorn talks with Rijndael (@rot13maxi), CTO of Taproot Wizards, about the future of bitcoin, its upgrade process and proposals, and the Taproot Wizards roadmap. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
4/4/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 30 seconds
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Blockspace as a Commodity w/ Will Nuelle

Alex Thorn talks with Will Nuelle (Galaxy Ventures) about blockspace, new types of blockchain technology, and the state of crypto VC. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, March 14, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
3/28/202444 minutes, 5 seconds
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Unpacking the Crypto “Cycle” w/ Quinn Thompson (Lekker Capital)

Alex Thorn talks with Quinn Thompson, former head of markets at Maple Finance and now founder of Lekker Capital. Alex and Quinn discuss cycles in crypto, near term price predictions, and what the future of markets will look like. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, March 14, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
3/21/202439 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Crypto VC Will Evolve w/ Matt Walsh (Castle Island)

Alex talks with Castle Island founder and general partner Matt Walsh about crypto VC, growing up at Fidelity, and regulation: Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
3/14/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bitcoin ZK-Rollups Are Coming w/ Orkun Kilic (Chainway)

Alex talks with Orkun Kilic (Chainway) about Citrea, the first zk-rollup L2 on Bitcoin and the future of composability on the world’s most valuable blockchain. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
3/7/202454 minutes, 54 seconds
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USA Capital Markets Need Innovation w/ Hester Peirce

Alex talks with current SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce about regulation, innovation, and capitalism. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
2/29/20241 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Building a Tradfi Crypto Exchange w/ John Palmer (Cboe Digital)

Alex talks with John Palmer, President of Cboe Digital, about the intersection of traditional finance and crypto. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe about markets. This episode was recorded on Monday, February 21, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
2/22/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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What DAOs are Getting Very Wrong w/ Michael Marcantonio

Alex talks with Michael Marcantonio (Galaxy) about the legal issues with NFTs, DAOs, and more. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Monday, February 14, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
2/15/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Can America Survive? w/ Rep. Tom Emmer

Alex talks Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives. Alex also celebrates the 100th episode of Galaxy Brains. This episode was recorded on Monday, February 5, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
2/8/202440 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bitcoin is a Cheat Code for Businesses Worldwide w/ Peter McCormack

Alex talks with Peter McCormack (What Bitcoin Did / Real Bedford FC) about running the biggest bitcoin podcast and being the ‘Ted Lasso’ of Bitcoin. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets and macro. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, January 12, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
2/1/202443 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Game Will Change w/ Dan Matuszewski (CMS)

Alex talks with Dan Matuszewski (CMS Holdings) about changes to crypto market infrastructure and new narratives in 2024. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
1/25/202450 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why Privacy Matters w/ Jameson Lopp (Casa)

Alex talks with bitcoin OG Jameson Lopp (Casa) about privacy, bitcoin technology, and bitcoin culture. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
1/18/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bitcoin ETFs Finally Launch w/ Eric Balchunas (Bloomberg)

Alex talks with Bloomberg Senior ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas about the launch of Bitcoin ETFs. Alex also talks with Steve Kurz, head of Galaxy Asset Management about Galaxy’s partnership with Invesco. Beimnet Abebe from Galaxy Trading joins to talk markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
1/11/202444 minutes, 42 seconds
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Is Crypto Back? w/ Mike Novogratz

Alex talks with Galaxy founder & CEO Mike Novogratz about the wild year crypto had in 2023 and what to expect next year. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
12/28/202339 minutes, 8 seconds
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Do You Own Your Crypto? w/ Sam Abbassi

Alex talks with Hoseki founder and CEO Sam Abbassi about proof of reserves, custody, and the future of bitcoin. Alex also talks with Beinnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
12/21/202345 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Senate Bill Coming to Kill Crypto w/ Peter Van Valkenburgh

Alex talks with CoinCenter’s Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh about the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act and other issues regarding privacy and crypto. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets and macro. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
12/14/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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Urbit is the New Internet w/ Christian Langalis

Alex talks with “Bitcoin Sign Guy” Christian Langalis about Bitcoin, Urbit, and more. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
12/7/202350 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bitcoin Culture Clash w/ Pete Rizzo

Alex talks with Bitcoin Magazine Editor Pete Rizzo about the past, present and future of bitcoin culture, as well as the evolving crypto media landscape. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
11/30/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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CZ Pleads Guilty w/ Beimnet Abebe

In this Thanksgiving episode, Alex talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets, Argentina’s presidential election, and CZ’s guilty plea in U.S. federal court. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 21, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
11/23/202328 minutes, 36 seconds
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What's Happening With Solana? w/ Lucas Tcheyan

Alex talks with Lucas Tcheyan (Galaxy Research) about Solana technical developments, applications, and community. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
11/16/202348 minutes
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*LIVE* Galaxy Brains x On the Brink @ Pubkey NYC (Nov. 9, 2023)

Galaxy Brains joins forces with Castle Island’s “On the Brink” hosts Nic Carter & Matt Walsh for a joint live podcast at PubKey NYC. Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) and James Seyffart (Bloomberg Intelligence) join to talk markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 9, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
11/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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SBF is Cooked. What’s Next? w/ David Z. Morris

Alex talks with longtime Bitcoiner and former CoinDesk columnist David Z. Morris (Flesh/Markets) about his observations inside the courtroom for Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial and other thoughts from his time covering crypto for the last 10 years. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets.  This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
11/9/202359 minutes, 5 seconds
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The PROOF Act w/ Sens. Tillis & Hickenlooper’s Staff

Alex talks with Ryan Adam (Sen. Tillis - R-NC) and Naveen Parmar (Sen. Hickenlooper - D-CO) about the PROOF Act. Alex also talks about markets with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about markets. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
11/2/202336 minutes, 47 seconds
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Can Blockchains Scale with “Modularity”? w/ Christine Kim

Alex talks with Christine Kim (Galaxy Research) about the future of blockchain scaling. Alex also talks with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) about the recent Bitcoin price action and markets generally. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. ++ Follow us on Twitter, @glxyresearch, and read our research at www.galaxy.com/research/ to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer at www.galaxy.com/disclaimer-galaxy-brains-podcast/
10/26/202345 minutes, 27 seconds