Matt Leising & The Great Crypto Caper – The 55 Million Dollar Crypto Heist And How It Almost Brought Down Ethereum


Matt Leising & The Great Crypto Caper – The 55 Million Dollar Crypto Heist And How It Almost Brought Down Ethereum

This week we interview Matt Leising, the author of Out of The Ether. We discuss the $55 Million Dollar Ethereum heist and how it almost brought down Ethereum. Also we discuss the crypto/blockchain space and how it will change everything. We get an insider look from a guy who knows some of the top visionaries in the space. Join us this week for a great episode about Ethereum and the future of blockchain.

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Today's Guest:  Matt Leising

Matthew Leising has been a reporter since 2001, and for 17 years worked for Bloomberg News. He began covering crypto in 2015 as one of the first mainstream journalists to understand what the breakthrough of blockchain technology could mean for finance, culture and industry in general. His expertise lies in the Ethereum blockchain world, where he has immersed himself in stories of the people who invented and then built the world’s most-used blockchain. He published the definitive history of Ethereum in 2020, Out of the Ether. The book has been optioned and is in the process of being made into a documentary series. Out of his book came DeCential, a media company he co-founded in 2021 that’s dedicated to telling the stories of the founders, builders and visionaries who are creating a new decentralized economy and Internet experience. Matt has written extensively on the intersection of Wall Street and decentralized finance and how new peer-to-peer systems can change the way the current Internet works. He’s one of the foremost experts on the DAO, the early and ill fated defi experiment in Ethereum that was hacked to the tune of $55 million in 2016. This all culminated in his 2020 book Out of the Ether, the Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist That Almost Destroyed It All.

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