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Tune into our regular podcasts where we talk to blockchain experts, policymakers and Web3 innovators working to build a better internet.

Hootenannies are informal gatherings where folk musicians would jam in front of a crowd. In the same spirit, we like to bring together blockchain innovators, lawyers, technologists and policymakers for laid-back conversations on the regulatory landscape of Web3.

Ep 24: DeFi Innovation and Regulation

Ep 24: DeFi Innovation and Regulation

With Yesha Yadav, Professor of Law, Associate Dean at Vanderbilt University Law School. Moderated by Sylvia Sanchez, Project Manager at Ava Labs and content creator at Owl Explains.

Ep 23: Shaping the Future of Currency: the Digital Dollar

Ep 23: Shaping the Future of Currency: the Digital Dollar

With Chris Giancarlo, Chamber of Digital Commerce and former CFTC commissioner. Moderated by Olta Andoni, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Enclave Markets.

Ep 22: Unpacking Crypto: Use Cases, Decentralization, and Regulation

Ep 22: Unpacking Crypto: Use Cases, Decentralization, and Regulation

With Ari Redbord, Global Head of Policy and Government Affairs at TRM Labs. Teana Baker-Taylor, VP of Policy & Strategy at Circle. Moderated by Lee A. Schneider, General Counsel, Ava Labs, Co-founder Owl Explains.

Ep 21: How Can Web3 Protect Speech

Ep 21: How Can Web3 Protect Speech

With Maria Bustillos, Journalist, editor and founder of Popula and the Brickhouse Cooperative. Moderated by Emma Pike, Consultant H+K Strategies.

Ep 20: Blockchain Security Featuring John Neufeld

Ep 20: Blockchain Security Featuring John Neufeld

With John Neufeld, General Counsel At Open Zeppelin, an open-source framework to build secure smart contracts. He is also a Charter Member at TechGC. Moderated by Sylvia Sanchez, Project Manager at Ava Labs and content creator at Owl Explains.

Ep 19: el Árbol de la Sabiduría: cinco ramas para guiar la regulación

Ep 19: el Árbol de la Sabiduría: cinco ramas para guiar la regulación

With Leandro Davo, Lawyer, consultant for entrepreneurs and businesses, and a specialist in intellectual property. He has been researching blockchain since 2018. Moderated by Sylvia Sanchez, Project Manager at Ava Labs and content creator at Owl Explains.

Ep 18 Why Do We Need A Digital Euro?

Ep 18 Why Do We Need A Digital Euro?

With Anne-Sophie Gógl, Board Member, Digital Euro Association. Peter Kerstens, Adviser for Technological innovation and cybersecurity, DG FISMA, European Commission. Moderated by Davide Patteri, Account Manager Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Ep 17 Congressman Flood and the Regulatory Crawl

Ep 17 Congressman Flood and the Regulatory Crawl

With Mike Flood, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. Moderated by Andrew Hemingway, Policy Communications Owl Explains powered by AvaLabs, Podcast Host

Ep 16 Why do we need a digital pound?

Ep 16 Why do we need a digital pound?

With Jannah Patchay, Executive Director the Digital Pound Foundation. Varun Paul, Director for CBDC and FMI at Fireblocks. Moderated by Emma Pike, Consultant H+K Strategies.

Ep 15 What do policymakers think about when they think about blockchain?

Ep 15 What do policymakers think about when they think about blockchain?

With Norma Krayem, Vice President and Chair, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Practice at Van Scoyoc Associates. Scott Mason, Senior Policy Advisor at Holland & Knight LLP. Thomas Tindemans, Professor of law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Moderated by Emma Pike, Consultant H+K Strategies.

Ep 14 The Ticking Timebomb of AML Compliance

Ep 14 The Ticking Timebomb of AML Compliance

With Caroline Malcolm, Head of International Public Policy and Service. Isabella Chase, Senior Policy Advisor at TRM Labs. Monica Sah, Partner at Clifford Chance. Seema Khinda Johnson, Co-founder & COO at Nuggets. Moderated by Olta Andoni, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Enclave Markets.

Ep 13 Mirror on the wall, what does the CBDC future hold?

Ep 13 Mirror on the wall, what does the CBDC future hold?

With Jannah Patchay, Executive Director the Digital Pound Foundation. Mai Santamaria, Head of Financial Advisory, Department of Finance Ireland. Varun Paul, Director for CBDC and FMI at Fireblocks. Moderated by Russell Klein, Assistant General Counsel at Ava Labs.

Ep 12 DAO If You Do; DAO If You Don

Ep 12 DAO If You Do; DAO If You Don't

With Eugenio Reggianini, Business Development Manager in the FinTech industry. John Yarwood, Executive Vice President, Legal & Advocacy, UDHC. Joni Pirovich, Principal, Blockchain & Digital Assets - Services + Law. Stephen Wink, Partner and Global Co-Chair of the Fintech and Digital Assets Industry Group. Moderated by Sylvia Sanchez, Project Manager at Ava Labs and content creator at Owl Explains.

Ep 11 Regulation Beyond the US and EU

Ep 11 Regulation Beyond the US and EU

With Joey Garcia, Director and Head of Public Affairs, Xapo Bank. Jongbaek Park, Partner at Bae Kim & Lee. Manmeet Singh, Managing partner at Blockseed Ventures. Urszula McCormack, Partner, Cross Border Finance and Technology, King & Wood Mallesons. Moderated by Lee A. Schneider, General Counsel, Ava Labs, Co-founder Owl Explains.

Ep 10 The European Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox

Ep 10 The European Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox

With Helen Köpman, Acting Head of Unit, Digital Innovation & Blockchain at the European Commission. Marjolein Geus, Partner at Bird & Bird. Yuji Develle, Senior Consultant at OXYGY & Strategic Advisor. Moderated by Andrew Hemingway, Policy Communications Owl Explains powered by AvaLabs, Podcast Host

Ep 9: How Deloitte is using smart contracts to accelerate disaster relief

Ep 9: How Deloitte is using smart contracts to accelerate disaster relief

With Peder Muller, Blockchain Solutions Architect, Deloitte. Tim Davis, Blockchain & Digital Asset Advisor, Deloitte. Moderated by Justin Gunnell, Counsel at Sher Tremonte LLP.

Ep 8: How Lemonade is using smart contracts to revolutionize crop insurance

Ep 8: How Lemonade is using smart contracts to revolutionize crop insurance

With Roy Confino, Head of Strategy and Operations at Lemonade Foundation. Moderated by Justin Gunnell, Counsel at Sher Tremonte LLP.

Ep 7: Can blockchain solve AI

Ep 7: Can blockchain solve AI's trust problem?

With Anna Gressel, Senior Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Erwin Voloder, Senior Policy Fellow, European Blockchain Association. Kai Zenner, Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser for MEP Axel Voss. Moderated by Shawn Helms, Co-head of the Firm’s Technology & Outsourcing Practice for McDermott Will & Emery.

Ep 6: Is the UK on track to become a global hub for crypto?

Ep 6: Is the UK on track to become a global hub for crypto?

With Dr. Lisa Cameron, Member of Parliament for East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow. Moderated by Emma Pike, Consultant H+K Strategies.

Ep 5: What is a Subnet?

Ep 5: What is a Subnet?

With Connor Daly, Software Engineer at Ava Labs. Moderated by Sylvia Sanchez, Project Manager at Ava Labs and content creator at Owl Explains.

Ep 4: What

Ep 4: What's the missing link in blockchain education?

With Donna Redel, Professor of blockchain and digital assets at Wharton. Thibault Schrepel, Professor of law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Moderated by Olta Andoni, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Enclave Markets.

Ep 3: What’s next for blockchain policy in the EU & the US?

Ep 3: What’s next for blockchain policy in the EU & the US?

With Alison Mangiero, Executive Director of the Proof of Stake Alliance. Kristin Smith, CEO of Blockchain Association. Marina Markezic, Director of the European Group Initiative. Tommaso Astazi, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Blockchain for Europe. Moderated by Lee A. Schneider, General Counsel, Ava Labs, Co-founder Owl Explains.

Ep 2: Why the US needs a framework to regulate digital assets

Ep 2: Why the US needs a framework to regulate digital assets

With Summer Mersinger, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Moderated by Olta Andoni, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Enclave Markets.

Ep 1: 5 principles to guide policymakers

Ep 1: 5 principles to guide policymakers

With Lee A. Schneider, General Counsel, Ava Labs, Co-founder Owl Explains. Moderated by Emma Pike, Consultant H+K Strategies.

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