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Chain Reaction
Chain Reaction
TechCrunch, Yashad Kulkarni, Maggie Stamets, Kell Keller, Jacquelyn Melinek

There are constantly new tokens, DeFi projects, NFTs collections and DAOs being launched – but how can you make sense of everything... more

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Episodes

Starbucks Odyssey’s community lead expects NFT brand building to expand this year (w/ Steve Kaczynski)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Steve Kaczynski, co-author of the book “The Everything Token,” and co-host of a web3... more

22 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Web3 brands and NFTs are on a global race for adoption (w/ Yat Siu)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands. Yat co-founded Animoca in 2014... more

15 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
OpenSea’s CEO sees greater opportunity for NFT use cases to grow (w/ Devin Finzer)

This year, Chain Reaction is doing monthly series diving into different topics and themes in crypto. To start things off,... more

08 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
SEC Commissioner sees a need for a new Token Safe Harbor Proposal (w/ Hester Peirce)

This week we have a bonus episode with Hester Peirce, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Jacquelyn moderated... more

07 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Read Write Own this episode with a16z’s crypto partner (w/ Chris Dixon)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Chris Dixon, general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Chris has been at... more

01 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
Bonus Episode: Worldcoin is going on a race to billions of users “as fast” as it can (w/ Alex Blania)

This is a bonus episode, where Jacquelyn interviewed Alex Blania, CEO and co-founder of Tools for Humanity, in a fireside... more

29 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Solana Mobile is just getting started (w/ Anatoly Yakovenko)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana Labs, the technology company that aims to help grow... more

25 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Ripple president talks XRP Ledger, SEC suits, and 2024 plans (w/ Monica Long)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Monica Long, the president of Ripple, a blockchain-based digital payment network and protocol. Monica... more

18 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Bitcoin spot ETFs has been approved in the U.S. (w/ Michael Sonnenshein)

For this week’s bonus episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Michael Sonnenshein, the CEO at Grayscale Investments. Grayscale is a digital asset investment firm... more

10 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
All roads seem to be leading to a U.S. spot bitcoin ETF approval soon (w/ Fred Thiel)

For this week’s news episode, Jacquelyn dove back into the latest developments on spot bitcoin ETF applications in the U.S.... more

04 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
You should join a crypto social club w/ Boys Club co-founders (re-release)

For this week’s episode, we're remixing an episode from earlier this year. Jacquelyn interviewed Deana Burke and Natasha Hoskins,... more

28 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Algorand foundation CEO sees tokenization as key sector to scale crypto (w/ Staci Warden)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Staci Warden, the CEO of the Algorand Foundation, the organization behind the layer-1 blockchain... more

21 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
Robinhood’s still on a quest to make crypto mainstream (w/ Johann Kerbrat)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Johann Kerbrat, the general manager of crypto at Robinhood. Johann is leading the application's... more

14 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Crypto VC space may be on the cusp of recovery (w/ David Pakman)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed David Pakman, managing partner and head of venture investments at CoinFund. Before CoinFund, David spent... more

07 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Optimism is optimistic for the future of Ethereum (w/ Jing Wang and Ryan Wyatt)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Optimism’s CEO and co-founder Jing Wang and chief growth officer Ryan Wyatt. Optimism is an... more

30 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Amid the OpenAI chaos, here's a refresher on Sam Altman's crypto project: Worldcoin

For this week’s episode, we're re-sharing Jacquelyn's conversation with Tiago Sada, head of product for Tools for Humanity and core... more

23 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Exclusive: Aave Companies rebrands to Avara and acquires crypto wallet (w/ Stani Kulechov)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Stani Kulechov, the founder of Avara, formerly known as Aave Companies. The company is... more

16 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Former SDNY prosecutor talks about what’s next for SBF post-trial (w/ Brendan Quigley)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Brendan Quigley, partner at Baker Botts law firm. Quigley is a former U.S. Marine,... more

09 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
SBF testifies and closing arguments are made as his trial comes to an end (w/ Alex Wilhelm)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn is joined by TechCrunch+ Editor in Chief, Alex Wilhelm, to discuss the end of the... more

02 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
SBF finally takes the stand at his trial (w/ Alex Wilhelm)

For this bonus episode of Chain Reaction, Jacquie is joined by TechCrunch+ Editor in Chief, Alex Wilhelm, go over the... more

28 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Former SDNY prosecutor shares what the internet is getting wrong for SBF’s trial (w/ Josh Naftalis)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Josh Naftalis, partner at law firm Pallas Partners. He’s a long time attorney who represents... more

24 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
FTX collapse and SEC oversteps point to greater need for U.S. crypto regulation (w/ Katherine Dowling)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Katherine Dowling, the general counsel and chief compliance officer at Bitwise Asset Management. Bitwise... more

19 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
The FTX co-founder and Alameda CEO didn’t hold back at SBF’s trial (w/ Alex Wilhelm)

This week, we have a bonus mini episode where Jacquelyn talks with TechCrunch+ editor-in-chief Alex Wilhelm to dive back into... more

13 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Using blockchain tech to scale businesses and social impact projects (w/ Grace Torrellas)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Grace Torrellas, Polygon Labs’ VP of product and zkEVM product lead and co-founder and... more

12 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
SBF's trial has started, and here's what you missed (Chain Reaction x Equity Crossover)

For this week’s episode, Chain Reaction (and Jacquelyn) did a crossover episode with Alex Wilhelm, editor in chief of TechCrunch+... more

05 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
Bonus Episode: Pudgy Penguins’ toys hit Walmart with hopes of expanding NFTs revenue and adoption (w/ Luca Netz)

This week, we have a bonus episode where Jacquelyn and TechCrunch+ Editor in Chief Alex Wilhelm interviewed Luca Netz, CEO... more

29 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Are you a Worldcoin skeptic? This one’s for you (w/ Tiago Sada)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Tiago Sada, head of product for Tools for Humanity and core contributor to Worldcoin,... more

28 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Staying strategic during regulatory uncertainty (w/ Chris Lehane)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn did a live interview with Chris Lehane, chief strategy officer at Haun Ventures, at TechCrunch’s... more

21 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
So you want more web3 enterprise adoption? ( w/ Google Cloud, Circle, Chainlink and Xangle panelists)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn is sharing a panel she moderated live at Avalanche House, while she was in Seoul,... more

14 Sep 2023 · 38 minutes
OG Bitcoiner on the blockchain’s evolution, investing and need for regulatory clarity (w/ Charlie Shrem)

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Charlie Shrem, founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, general partner at Druid Ventures and host... more

07 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
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Are you a Worldcoin skeptic? This one’s for you (w/ Tiago Sada)
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For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Tiago Sada, head of product for Tools for Humanity and core contributor to Worldcoin, at TechCrunch’s... more