#59 Ren Protocol: What are Decentralized Dark Pools? - Loong Wang, CTO
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What are "dark pools"? Listen to this deep dive into financial privacy, dark pools, and interoperability with Singapore based project, Ren Protocol. CTO Loong Wang and I touch on:

  • How do dark pools work - and why decentralize them?
  • How would regulators react to privacy enhanced DeFi?
  • How does interoperability work in Ren - compared to Polkadot and Cosmos?

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The Scoop
The Block
LMAX's CEO breaks down the real impact of the U.K. crypto derivatives ban
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Bankless
Bankless
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Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
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The Delphi Podcast
Tom Shaughnessy
Steve Lee: From Traditional Finance Into Crypto, NFTs, and Beyond — Metaverse Musings 07
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Zero Knowledge
Zero Knowledge
Fredrik Harrysson, Anna Rose
Episode 152: Blockchain analytics with Alex Svanevik from Nansen
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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
Willy Woo on Why It's 'an Extremely Great Time to Buy Bitcoin' - Ep.148
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38 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Bitcoin Bull Run - Targeting 20K by January
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45 min
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Bitcoin & Crypto Trading: Ledger Cast
Brian Krogsgard, Josh Olszewicz
How to play the Bitcoin bull market
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Once BITten!
Once BITten!
Daniel Prince
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