After what was thought to be a slow news week, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in resident cybersecurity expert Russell Brandom to explain the cryptocurrency Ethereum and how there was a recent attack on the Decentralized Autonomous Organization which stole $53 million. Then, later on in the show a surprise guest pops in to give us breaking news on Android.
After you listen to the podcast, don't forget to cast your vote for this week's Gadget Face-off at the bottom of this post!
03:52 - Ethereum
17:02 - Breaking News
22:04 - Squarespace ad
24:42 - BLU phones
35:33 - Paul’s Gadget Secrets/Gadget Face-off
39:44 - Coors ad
40:50 - Mr. Robot discussion
48:45 - Handshakes
In case you didn't know, we have a whole network of podcasts! You can find them all in iTunes, Google Play, and now Spotify. They include Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech; Verge ESP with Emily Yoshida and Liz Lopatto, which blurs the lines between science and entertainment; and What's Tech? with Christopher Thomas Plante, which explains technology in layman's terms. You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask featuring The Verge's Lauren Goode.