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Decrypting Crypto Insurance

Welcome to our latest episode of Women in Crypto, the podcast presented by the Association for Women in Cryptocurrency and sponsored by Bracewell LLP! In this exciting episode, we discuss crypto advocacy efforts at the state and federal level and the economic and political imperatives of introducing sensible crypto policies. In this conversation, Amanda Wick interviews Kara Owens and Sarah Downey about the significance of crypto insurance.Kara Owens is an advisor for Proof and part of the Reinsurance team at Stone Ridge Asset Management. Her previous roles include underwriting and risk management leadership roles at a Fortune 500 insurance company, Markel Corporation, and the largest reinsurer in the United States, TransRe. She is on the board of the longest running women’s insurance association, APIW (Association of Professional Insurance Women). Sarah Downey is the Lockton U.S. Financial Services Head of Operations and Blockchain/Digital Assets Advisory Leader. As the Blockchain/Digital Assets Advisory (LEAP - Lockton’s Emerging Asset Protection Team) Leader, she is focused on positioning Lockton as a trusted advisor, thought leader and solution developer for insuring blockchain and digital asset companies and the risks they face.In this episode, sponsored by Bracewell LLP, we explore the incredible work of our members worldwide, shedding light on the nuances of crypto insurance. Don't miss this enlightening conversation as we get into cool insurance career stories. They delve into the role of insurance brokers in helping companies grasp their risk exposures and secure suitable coverage, stressing the protection insurance offers during challenging periods and its value in validation and asset safeguarding. The discussion covers buying crypto insurance, the variety of companies served and evolves into a thought-provoking exchange on risk management education, career prospects, and strides in diversity and inclusion.To learn more about AWIC, you can visit our website: www.womenincrypto.orgFollow AWIC on LinkedInFollow AWIC on TwitterSpecial thanks to Bracewell for its sponsorship, and to Emily Corbrovsky for her invaluable technical support.Bracewell is a leading law and government relations firm whose award-winning teams lead the market in cutting-edge transactions and litigation, regulatory matters and government relations. Learn more at bracewell.com.⚠ Our podcasts are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. Listeners should consult their own advisors before making these types of decisions. AWIC has no responsibility or liability for any decision made or any other acts or omissions in connection with your use of this material. AWIC does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of the information in the podcast and is not responsible for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies of any part of such material. Unless stated otherwise, reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by AWIC. Views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by AWIC representatives are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization or their sponsors.

05/13/2024

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Decrypting Crypto Insurance

Welcome to our latest episode of Women in Crypto, the podcast presented by the Association for Women in Cryptocurrency and sponsored by Bracewell LLP! In this exciting episode, we discuss crypto advocacy efforts at the state and federal level and the economic and political imperatives of introducing sensible crypto policies. In this conversation, Amanda Wick interviews Kara Owens and Sarah Downey about the significance of crypto insurance.Kara Owens is an advisor for Proof and part of the Reinsurance team at Stone Ridge Asset Management. Her previous roles include underwriting and risk management leadership roles at a Fortune 500 insurance company, Markel Corporation, and the largest reinsurer in the United States, TransRe. She is on the board of the longest running women’s insurance association, APIW (Association of Professional Insurance Women). Sarah Downey is the Lockton U.S. Financial Services Head of Operations and Blockchain/Digital Assets Advisory Leader. As the Blockchain/Digital Assets Advisory (LEAP - Lockton’s Emerging Asset Protection Team) Leader, she is focused on positioning Lockton as a trusted advisor, thought leader and solution developer for insuring blockchain and digital asset companies and the risks they face.In this episode, sponsored by Bracewell LLP, we explore the incredible work of our members worldwide, shedding light on the nuances of crypto insurance. Don't miss this enlightening conversation as we get into cool insurance career stories. They delve into the role of insurance brokers in helping companies grasp their risk exposures and secure suitable coverage, stressing the protection insurance offers during challenging periods and its value in validation and asset safeguarding. The discussion covers buying crypto insurance, the variety of companies served and evolves into a thought-provoking exchange on risk management education, career prospects, and strides in diversity and inclusion.To learn more about AWIC, you can visit our website: www.womenincrypto.orgFollow AWIC on LinkedInFollow AWIC on TwitterSpecial thanks to Bracewell for its sponsorship, and to Emily Corbrovsky for her invaluable technical support.Bracewell is a leading law and government relations firm whose award-winning teams lead the market in cutting-edge transactions and litigation, regulatory matters and government relations. Learn more at bracewell.com.⚠ Our podcasts are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. Listeners should consult their own advisors before making these types of decisions. AWIC has no responsibility or liability for any decision made or any other acts or omissions in connection with your use of this material. AWIC does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of the information in the podcast and is not responsible for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies of any part of such material. Unless stated otherwise, reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by AWIC. Views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by AWIC representatives are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization or their sponsors.

05/13/2024

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How Changing Ocean Temperatures Could Upend Life on Earth

While many of the effects of climate change, including heat waves, droughts and wildfires, are already with us, some of the most alarming consequences are hiding beneath the surface of the ocean.David Gelles and Raymond Zhong, who both cover climate for The New York Times, explain just how close we might be to a tipping point.Guests: David Gelles, who reports for the New York Times Climate team and leads The Times’s Climate Forward newsletter.Raymond Zhong, a reporter focusing on climate and environmental issues for The New York Times.Background reading: Scientists are freaking out about ocean temperatures.Have we crossed a dangerous warming threshold? Here’s what to know.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

05/07/2024

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R.F.K. Jr.’s Battle to Get on the Ballot

As Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tries to get on the presidential ballot in all 50 states, he’s confronting fierce resistance from his opponents.Rebecca Davis O’Brien, who covers campaign finance and money in U.S. elections for The New York Times, discusses the high-stakes battle playing out behind the scenes.Guest: Rebecca Davis O’Brien, a reporter covering campaign finance and money in U.S. elections for The New York Times.Background reading: Surprise tactics and legal threats: inside R.F.K. Jr.’s ballot access fight.Here’s where third-party and independent candidates are on the ballot.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

05/06/2024

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Sunday Special: 'Modern Love'

Over the last two decades, Esther Perel has become a world-famous couples therapist by persistently advocating frank conversations about infidelity, sex and intimacy. Today, Perel reads one of the most provocative Modern Love essays ever published: “What Sleeping With Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity,” by Karin Jones.In her 2018 essay, Jones wrote about her experience seeking out no-strings-attached flings with married men after her divorce. What she found, to her surprise, was how much the men missed having sex with their own wives, and how afraid they were to tell them.Jones faced a heavy backlash after the essay was published. Perel reflects on why conversations around infidelity are still so difficult and why she thinks Jones deserves more credit.Esther Perel is on tour in the U.S. Her show is called “An Evening With Esther Perel: The Future of Relationships, Love & Desire.” Check her website for more details

05/05/2024

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'The Interview': Marlon Wayans Lost Nearly 60 Loved Ones. Comedy Saved Him.

The comedian talks to David Marchese on becoming a different person after unimaginable loss. For more on 'The Interview,' please visit nytimes.com/theinterview.

05/04/2024

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The Protesters and the President

Warning: this episode contains strong language.Over the past week, students at dozens of universities held demonstrations, set up encampments and, at times, seized academic buildings. In response, administrators at many of those colleges decided to crack down and called in the local police to detain and arrest demonstrators.As of Thursday, the police had arrested 2,000 people across more than 40 campuses, a situation so startling that President Biden could no longer ignore it.Jonathan Wolfe, who has been covering the student protests for The Times, and Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent, discuss the history-making week.Guest: Jonathan Wolfe, a senior staff editor on the newsletters team at The New York Times.Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times covering President Biden and his administration.Background reading: As crews cleared the remnants of an encampment at U.C.L.A., students and faculty members wondered how the university could have handled protests over the war in Gaza so badly.Biden denounced violence on campus, breaking his silence after a rash of arrests.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

05/03/2024

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Biden Loosens Up on Weed

For half a century, the federal government has treated marijuana as one of the more dangerous drugs in the United States. On Tuesday, the Biden administration signaled a significant shift in approach.Zolan Kanno-Youngs, a White House correspondent for The Times, explains how big an impact the proposed changes could have.Guest: Zolan Kanno-Youngs, a White House correspondent for The New York Times.Background reading: The Biden administration’s effort to liberalize marijuana policy comes as increasingly more Americans favor legalizing the drug.After the recommendation to ease restrictions, Democrats in the Senate reintroduced legislation to legalize marijuana.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

05/02/2024

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The New Abortion Fight Before the Supreme Court

As the presidential race moves into high gear, abortion is at the center of it. Republican-controlled states continue to impose new bans, including just this week in Florida.But in Washington, the Biden administration is challenging one of those bans in a case that is now before the Supreme Court, arguing that Idaho’s strict rules violate a federal law on emergency medical treatment.Pam Belluck, a health and science reporter at The Times, and Abbie VanSickle, who covers the Supreme Court, explain how the federal law, known as EMTALA, relates to abortion, and how the case could reverberate beyond Idaho. Guests: Pam Belluck, a health and science reporter for The New York Times.Abbie VanSickle, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times.Background reading: Here’s a guide to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, the federal law at the heart of the case.And here are five takeaways from the Supreme Court arguments on Idaho’s abortion ban.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

05/01/2024

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The Secret Push That Could Ban TikTok

American lawmakers have tried for years to ban TikTok, concerned that the video app’s links to China pose a national security risk.Sapna Maheshwari, a technology reporter for The Times, explains the behind-the-scenes push to rein in TikTok and discusses what a ban could mean for the app’s 170 million users in the United States.Guest: Sapna Maheshwari, who covers TikTok, technology and emerging media companies for The New York Times.Background reading: A tiny group of lawmakers huddled in private about a year ago, aiming to bulletproof a bill that could ban TikTok.The TikTok law faces court challenges, a shortage of qualified buyers and Beijing’s hostility.Love, hate or fear it, TikTok has changed America.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

04/30/2024

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