Vitalik Buterin, wearing his traditional whimsical garb (a celestial T-shirt with some kind of animal on it), stands on stage next to Laura Shin, crypto journalist and host of the Unchained podcast. She’s wearing a tasteful, wide-legged red pantsuit. They both look great. They sit down.
This is the first live taping of Unchained, which features interviews with prominent figures in crypto each week and is almost three years old. It’s fitting that it’s happening here, at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Pulitzer Hall. It’s where Shin got her journalism degree, and where her friends once had a dance party just down the hallway.