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The Scoop
Venture Round with Meltem Demirors and Vanessa Grellet

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 36:33


In this venture capital-focused segment of The Scoop, CoinShare Chief Strategy Officer Meltem Demirors and Aglaé Ventures Managing Partner Vanessa Grellet explain which crypto verticals are oversaturated, and examine how market dynamics have changed since last year. Although the crypto industry has experienced many boom-and-bust cycles before, Demirors says “2021 will be one of the worst years for crypto venture returns.” Demirors explains that one of the reasons for this is a mismatch in block space supply and demand that was created during the proliferation of competing Layer 1 blockchains last year: “We're seeing that now with all of these overfunded L1s — there's just more block space than there is demand for block space.”Instead of mimicking existing successful projects, Grellet suggests that up-and-coming crypto projects should identify how they plan to differentiate themselves early on: “The question is, if you are a new platform coming into space or a new marketplace, what is distinctive that you bring that will allow for the end user to come to your platform rather than going to the existing incumbents?” Episode 115 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro, CoinShares CSO Meltem Demirors, and Aglaé Ventures' Managing Partner Vanessa Grellet. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn, Athletic Greens About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io About Athletic Greens Build a Foundation for Better Health. It's time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient, daily nutrition! Fill nutrient gaps, promote gut health, and support whole-body vitality with AG1. One daily serving delivers a potent blend of 9 health products—a multivitamin, minerals, probiotics, adaptogens and more—working together to help you feel like your healthiest self. For more information visit AthleticGreens.com/Scoop

The DeFi Download
Umbrella: The first truly decentralized oracle service

The DeFi Download

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 33:56


In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard speaks with John Chen, Senior Advisor of Umbrella Network, and Philippe Engels, Partnerships and BD Manager. What sets Umbrella apart from other oracles, how it functions, and what the future has in store for it are some of the topics of their conversation.  Umbrella Network is a community-owned decentralized data oracle that powers anything from DeFi to decentralized applications more broadly. Umbrella accomplishes this on a massive scale at an incredibly low cost.To alleviate the friction involved in extracting and verifying data, the Umbrella team developed Passport. Passport, an optimized, pre-built, and cost-effective solution, enables dApps to receive Umbrella's Layer 2 data straight into their smart contracts without the need for proof verification.[01:15] Chainlink is already a market-leading oracle. Why does the market require a new oracle? What are the limitations of Chainlink?[4:04] How does a developer think about integrating data from Layer 2 into their Ethereum, Radix, or other Layer 1 application?[7:03] Unpacking the core operating principles of Umbrella Network's Passport solution[9:36] Adding the data feed in the first place is a common problem in the blockchain industry. How does a smart contract developer go about getting data added to Umbrella? How does that process work?[13:11] How does the Umbrella oracle ensure that the data it gets is accurate? [14:55] What types of projects are using the Umbrella protocol?[19:41] The entire crypto space is, in some ways, boring backend technology, but what it provides in terms of potential is exciting. What are some of the broader possibilities of data on ledger that John finds intriguing?[25:01] Where would John place his bets for the next bull market on what he believes will be the primary uses of Umbrella's technology in apps built on top of public ledgers?[29:30] Philippe's thoughts on sports betting and Web 2.0 platforms in general, possibly increasing their availability on ledgersFurther resourcesWebsite: Umbrella Network Twitter: @umbnetwork Telegram: t.me/umbrellanet  Medium: medium.com/umbrella-network 

The Defiant
Onyx's Tyrone Lobban Takes Us Behind the Scenes of JP Morgan's First DeFi Trade

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 64:57


This week on The Defiant Podcast we speak with Tyrone Lobban, the head of blockchain at JPMorgan's Onyx, a business unit focused on digital assets. In the craziness of the past couple weeks, it's easy to overlook or forget good news and positive developments. JP Morgan recently made history by becoming the first major bank to execute a live DeFi trade. The trade involved tokenized forex and government bonds and it all happened on the Polygon blockchain. In our conversation, we dive into the details of the trade and discuss the implications of major banks like JP Morgan and the rest of TradFi using DeFi, and start by getting a better understanding of Onyx. JP Morgan's first DeFi transaction took place on 2 November 2022 and was facilitated by Project Guardian, a pilot initiative of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The trade had a lot of moving pieces and was rather complex. Tyrone takes us behind the scenes and walks us through the steps taken to ensure adherence to KYC/AML standards. Due to regulatory and privacy concerns, JPMorgan is currently running its DeFi experiments on a permissioned sidechain. We discuss the likelihood of a shift from private infrastructure to a public blockchain.

The Scoop
Nouriel Roubini outlines the 10 forces that can cripple the economy: part 2

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 37:44


Part one of this two-part special on Nouriel Roubini's new book, Megathreats, examines how the economy is facing a combination of interconnected phenomena that Roubini believes will result in a severe economic crisis. Roubini discusses some alternative assets that could gain prominence in the event of a global financial meltdown and explains why he prefers gold over bitcoin in such a situation, among other topics in his book Megathreats: Ten Dangerous Trends That Imperil Our Future, And How to Survive Them. According to Roubini, the "weaponization" of the U.S. dollar is making it less attractive as a reserve currency: “We have weaponized the dollar as a tool of national security and foreign policy… If I owe you a billion it is my problem; if I owe you a trillion it is your problem because we could default on those treasuries eventually if there is a conflict…” Similar to USD, Roubini believes other common reserve currencies such as the euro, yen, pound, and Swiss franc can be similarly weaponized, leaving gold as the only widely held reserve currency that remains a viable option: “What's the only other asset that is a liquid asset that can be a reserve currency? … What's the only one that cannot be seized if there are sanctions? It's gold — as long as you keep it in your own vault.” Although ardent bitcoin proponents claim BTC has similar properties, Roubini is dismissive of the largest cryptocurrency's potential to be used legitimately in global commerce.  “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — we know they are not currencies,” Roubini says, “They are not a unit of account, nobody's pricing anything in Bitcoin, they're not scalable means of payment.”  Episode 110 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Roubini Macro Associates Chairman and CEO, Nouriel Roubini. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn, Athletic Greens About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Scoop
Nouriel Roubini outlines the 10 forces that can cripple the economy: Part 1

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 39:49


Nouriel Roubini, the economist and professor who forecasted the housing collapse of 2008, is back with a new prediction for the global economy. In his new book, Megathreats: Ten Dangerous Trends That Imperil Our Future, And How to Survive Them, Roubini examines a series of interconnected phenomena that he believes could lead to disaster if left unchecked. In the first part of this two-part macro special of The Scoop, Roubini lays out the thesis for his new book and explains why he believes the world is on course for the most adverse macroeconomic conditions of the last century. Key to Roubini's new theory is the idea that since the threats our society is facing are all interconnected, their combined effects will be far-reaching: “Unfortunately, there are severe ‘megathreats' that imperil not only our jobs, our income, our savings, our wealth, but they imperil the planet, and even peace and prosperity.” As an example of how these threats are related, Nouriel explains how if the economy were to enter stagflation, it would be combined with an unprecedented amount of debt: “We're going to face not only inflation, not only recession, not only stagflation, but a stagflationary debt crisis — what I call in the book, ‘the mother of all debt crises,' — because the level of private and public debt as a share of GDP is at an all-time high.” Episode 113 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Roubini Macro Associates Chairman and CEO, Nouriel Roubini. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Scoop
FTX's demise part 3: How Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire imploded

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 41:03


In this breaking news episode of The Scoop, we continue our coverage of FTX's demise with Jim Greco, a general partner at F9 Research, and Douglas Colkitt, founder of Crocodile Labs. According to Greco, many market participants knew about the relationship between Alameda and FTX. Still, few thought former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried would risk jeopardizing the success of his exchange: “Most professionals knew of the Alameda connection, but we all thought that this exchange is so valuable — it's worth $32 billion — why would he do something that would destroy the equity value in this exchange?” said Greco. Not only did Bankman-Fried end up destroying the value of his exchange, but it's now apparent that he did so in an effort to prop up Alameda's unsuccessful trading operation, said Greco. Colkitt added that recent events have shattered the perception that Alameda was one of the top performing firms in the space: “Nobody really expected FTX to run out of money because they thought Alameda must be making so much money, but it's really quite the opposite — they just seemed so incompetent that even with all these advantages they were losing money,” said Colkitt.? Episode 112 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro, F9 Research General Partner Jim Greco, and Crocodile Labs Founder Douglas Colkitt. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Scoop
Inside the Cosmos Ecosystem with Ethan Buchman

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 51:56


Cosmos contributors recently released a new whitepaper that proposes major upgrades to the Cosmos Hub, the central blockchain of the Cosmos ecosystem. A community vote to determine whether or not the proposed changes are integrated into the Hub concludes on Monday, Nov. 14th. In this episode of The Scoop, Cosmos Co-Founder and Interchain Foundation President Ethan Buchman explains what will change if Atom 2.0 passes, as well as how these changes fit into his overall vision for how Cosmos's app-chain architecture will continue to evolve. According to Buchman, key to Atom 2.0 is the introduction of a security model which will allow new application-specific blockchains to bootstrap security by utilizing the Cosmos Hub's existing validator set:  “The kind of change that's coming to the Hub specifically will allow new application-specific blockchains to launch that use the same validator set as the Cosmos Hub and use the same stake that already exists on the Cosmos Hub.” Not only will the proposed changes to Cosmos Hub make it easier and more secure for projects to launch their own chains, but Buchman anticipates it will increase the amount of development activity on the Hub itself: “This for the first time, opens the door to a sort of more active development environment and development velocity in and around the Cosmos Hub, whereas in the past, the Cosmos Hub was very slow to evolve.” Episode 111 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Cosmos Co-Founder and CEO of Informal Systems Ethan Buchman. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Scoop
FTX's demise part 2 with Wintermute's Evgeny Gaevoy and CryptoQuant's Ki Young Ju

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 23:31


In part one of The Scoop's coverage of the on-going controversy surrounding FTX and Alameda, Framework Venture co-founder Vance Spence suggested that FTX must have a very large hole in their balance sheet to be forced to turn to their biggest competitor for a buyout. We now know that FTX likely has upwards of an $8 billion hole in its balance sheet, which CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is attempting to fill through fundraising efforts. In part two of this breaking news episode of The Scoop, Evgeny Gaevoy, Founder and CEO of crypto market-making firm Wintermute, and Ki Jung Ju, Co-Founder and CEO of crypto data provider CryptoQuant, examine FTX's demise with Framework Ventures Co-founder Vance Spencer. They discuss the relationship between FTX and Alameda, as well as what comes next for the crypto industry when the dust finally settles. According to Ju, whose company CryptoQuant specializes in analyzing on-chain data, there have been many substantial transfers between FTX and Alameda: “Digging into their wallets, FTX and Alameda's wallets, and there are many significant flows between those entities… I think there are many untransparent or shady deals between FTX and Alameda…” While the full extent of the relationship between FTX and Alameda remains unknown for now, Gaevoy also says that the connection between the two companies was improper: “It turned out that there was this massive moral hazard — there were way more connection points than should have been morally possible, and it ended with a spectacular, spectacular blowup.” This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Defiant
Polygon's Hamzah Khan Wants to Make DeFi More Accessible Than Running Water

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 71:21


This week on The Defiant Podcast we speak with Hamzah Khan, Head of Defi at Polygon. Polygon is one of the biggest players in DeFi with $1.5B in TVL and in the blockchain space in general. Hamzah begins by giving us a brief overview of the Polygon ecosystem. Despite the bear market, Polygon has been forging high-profile NFT partnerships with companies like Instagram and Reddit. Its network was also used by JP Morgan's Onyx unit to conduct the first interbank on-chain forex swap and was chosen by Robinhood to debut its Web3 wallet. We dive into the details of these partnerships with Hamzah. Unlike its sidechain counterpart, Polygon zkEVM will be directly built on Ethereum to serve as a Layer 2. Hamzah goes on to explain the main differences between the two scaling solutions and breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of each. And finally, Hamzah shares his insights into the DeFi ecosystem on Polygon —where most of the activity happens and the innovations he's excited about.

The Moonaco Podcast
Episode 49: Nakama Labs

The Moonaco Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 60:53


Kappy is back on the Podcast to explain what Nakama Labs is and how this exciting team is planning to push crypto in to the traditional way of doing finance on the longterm, but also how they are building dApps on Shimmer, such as Accumulator and DeeprFinance. Very capable team and a very capable project to keep an eye on as EVM launches on Shimmer.

Cross-Chain Examination
One Trust Network to Rule them All with Sreeram from EigenLayer

Cross-Chain Examination

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 38:03


Sreeram Kannan is the founder of EigenLayer, an Ethereum staking collective leveraging trust, hyperscaling blockchains, and unleashing open innovation. In this highly technical episode, we dive deep into proof of work vs. proof of stake, staking, restaking, Ethereum throughput, and permissionless innovation.  Sreeram kicks off the episode by introducing and explaining fragmented trust networks. One of the amazing value propositions for blockchain technology is that it allows permissionless and trustless innovation - any developer can join the ecosystem and start creating. But this trustless technology is only valuable if the core infrastructure innovators around the world decide to actually utilize it. To help them do so, Sreeram created Eigen Layer with the intention of lowering their barrier to entry into the Ethereum ecosystem.We discuss the ways in which Eigen Layer enables restaking and Sreeram walks us through the actual process of native staking. He explains how he foresees the Eigen ecosystem growing and shares a few of the possibilities Eigen enables. We discuss the importance of increasing Ethereum's bandwidth and Sreeram shares how Eigen Layer can help this initiative. We also explore risk mitigation and all of the ways in which the folks over at Eigen are tackling the issue of security, with decentralization not only being a core value of the Eigen team, but its main value proposition. To close out the episode, Kathrine and Ash recap the discussion and break down some of the more intellectually challenging topics discussed.  

The Scoop
Inside FTX's demise with Framework Ventures co-founder Vance Spencer

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 39:40


In response to the unexpected collapse of FTX, billions of dollars in crypto have been flowing out of exchanges over the past 24 hours as market participants rush to self-custody their funds. In this breaking news edition of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro and Framework Ventures Co-Founder Vance Spencer analyze the factors that contributed to FTX's rapid downfall, as well as speculate on the comingled relationship between Alameda and FTX. According to Spencer, a Coindesk report on Alameda's balance sheet published on November 2nd was a critical turning point in the saga. “What I was expecting a giga-brain firm like Alameda to have on their balance sheet was sovereign bonds offset by equity positions offset by other hedges, but it was just kind of like a retail crypto portfolio,” says Spencer. The prices of tokens associated with FTX and Alameda have plummeted, particularly FTX's native FTT token, which is down over 80% in the last two days. Since FTX is backed by some of the biggest funds in the world including SoftBank and Tiger Global, Spencer suggests the fact that Binance appears to be FTX's only option points to the likelihood that the reality of FTX's book must be very severe: “For you to go to your biggest rival who is actively trying to kill you and sell to them implies to me that the other people weren't biting and that [Binance] was kind of the only option… What this makes me think is that the hole is either very large, or there's something else on the balance sheet which caused other people to pass.” Episode 109 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Framework Ventures Co-Founder Vance Spencer. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Scoop
eGirl Capital and Larry Cermak on the dynamics shaping the crypto bear market

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 44:37


Crypto-native venture firm eGirl Capital is a syndicate of pseudonymous individuals who invest in early-stage web3 projects, and provide colorful market commentary on Twitter. In this special segment of The Scoop, Frank Chaparro is joined by The Block's VP of Research, Larry Cermak, and eGirl Capital's Co-Founder, Hedgehog, to discuss how this crypto bear market compares to previous cycles, and to explain how investors can spend this drawdown building an edge for the next bull market. According to Hedgehog, who is primarily a directional trader, crypto market conditions are suffering because there is less credit in the system. “Less credit leads to less liquidity and less volume,” says Hedgehog, “It's really a wasteland out there for us at the moment.” As data from The Block shows, daily crypto exchange volume is close to half of what it was at the start of the year–although have ticked up in recent days. During this period of reduced market activity, Cermak says it is important not only to be patient, but also to stay engaged: “A lot of people stay patient, but actually stop paying attention day-to-day. Those people that actually stay engaged… are in the best position for the next cycle, and they're also the ones that will be able to the most accurately predict when activity starts picking up again.” Episode 108 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Larry Cermak and eGirl Capital Co-Founder, Hedgehog. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn, Athletic Greens About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io About Athletic Greens Build a Foundation for Better Health. It's time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient, daily nutrition! Fill nutrient gaps, promote gut health, and support whole-body vitality with AG1. One daily serving delivers a potent blend of 9 health products—a multivitamin, minerals, probiotics, adaptogens and more—working together to help you feel like your healthiest self. For more information visit AthleticGreens.com/Scoop

The Scoop
Abra CEO explains the benefits of a fully regulated bank for digital assets

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 43:31


Full-service crypto platform Abra announced plans in September to establish the first fully regulated bank for digital assets in the U.S. Abra Bank is expected to go live in early 2023 and it will enable U.S. citizens to deposit their digital assets in a U.S.-regulated manner similar to traditional banking. In this episode of The Scoop, Abra Co-Founder and CEO Bill Barhydt explains the advantage crypto banks have over traditional banks and how Abra Bank will enable fully regulated, interest-bearing accounts in the U.S. Whereas traditional banking services are available only during specific hours, Abra Bank will allow customers to interact with their assets at any point in time. “We fundamentally believe in this mantra of ‘not your keys, not your crypto.' The irony of that in running a bank is not lost on me, but the point is that we are 100% committed to saying, ‘Okay, if it's your stuff and you want to move it to a Trezor or Ledger on Sunday at 2 a.m., please do it right now'” said Barhydt. In addition to giving customers full control over their assets at any point in time, the fact that Abra Bank will be a U.S. state-charted institution means that it will be able to provide interest-bearing accounts. According to Barhydt, “Abra Boost, which is going to be our new offering for paying interest going forward, will be for accredited users, and then the goal is to make it available to retail once the bank fully launches.” Episode 107 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Abra Co-Founder & CEO, Bill Barhydt. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Defiant

This week on The Defiant Podcast we speak with A.J. Warner, the Chief Strategy Officer at Offchain Labs, the builders of Arbitrum, one of the leading scaling solutions for Ethereum using Optimistic Rollups. We also welcome Tegan Kline, the co-founder of Edge Node, the initial team behind The Graph. The Defiant's Camila Russo and Tegan are co-hosting the podcast for the first time. Going forward, they will record shows together, and Tegan will also have her own Defiant podcast episodes. Scaling is now a hot topic on Ethereum and throughout the blockchain ecosystem, as all of our listeners are likely aware. According to L2Beat, Arbitrum has nearly $2.7B in total value locked. AJ goes on to explain the dapps and protocols building on Arbitrum and how they've managed to make Arbitrum the leading destination among Layer 2s. Arbitrum is one of the few scaling solutions that doesn't nod to the underlying technology it uses in its name. As AJ mentioned, their goal is to scale Ethereum without being a proponent of any scaling technology. Does this mean Arbitrum will have a zero-knowledge (ZK) component in the future?

The Scoop
BinanceUS CEO is driving a pricing war among crypto exchanges

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 52:54


Earlier this year, Binance.US became the first U.S.-based exchange to cut bitcoin trading fees to zero. Since the announcement, Binance.US has consistently ranked in the top three of North America-based exchanges by volume, according to data from The Block. In this episode of The Scoop, Binance.US CEO Brian Shroder examines how Binance.US is attempting to distinguish itself from the competition, including the impact cutting bitcoin trading fees had on bringing in new business. According to Shroder, the decision to cut bitcoin trading fees revolved around wanting to make the bitcoin purchasing experience as consumer friendly as possible: “Our goal was to be able to say very concretely that if you buy bitcoin on any other exchange, you are paying substantially more — without question.” In addition to appealing to retail investors, cutting bitcoin trading fees also brought in a record amount of new institutional business. As Shroder explains, “Being able to go to institutions and almost literally have a pitch which is: ‘You have a fiduciary responsibility to your investor-base to use Binance.US because it is free … ' After the announcement, we had our best month ever in terms of institutional signups.” Episode 106 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded live with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Binance.US President & CEO Brian Shroder. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests can be sent to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

Web3 with Sam Kamani
53: Future of Polygon, ZK Rollups, L2s, ETH, Cypto markets, Web3 Startups and more with guest speaker - Arjun Kalsy

Web3 with Sam Kamani

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 51:10


In episode 53 of the Web3 with Sam Kamani podcast, I am talking with Arjun Kalsy, the VP of Growth for Polygon. Polygon is one of the worlds largest Blockchain/Crypto projects with Market Cap over $8Billion at the time of recording this podcast. Polygon believes in Web3 for all. Polygon is a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security. Polygon has some of the largest partnerships in the world, for example - Instagram, Addidas, Reddit, Stipe and many more. In this wide ranging discussion we talk about Network state, deflation, inflation,, How building a company in Web3 is different to Web2, growth, Customer Acquisition and much more… This episode is perfect for every crypto skeptic and crypto bulls. You can connect with Arjun & Polygon here- https://www.linkedin.com/in/arjunkrishankalsy/ https://polygon.technology/ Tedx talk on gamification - https://youtu.be/yQvy3AIlcBs Join our Web3 Discord community - "https://discord.gg/2eJ7DVGcx6" Connect with me here - https://twitter.com/samkamani Friends of this podcast:- https://www.cookbook.dev/ (NoCode Smart contracts) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/web3podcast/message

The Scoop
This project is trying to perfect the stablecoin by backing it with mortgages

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 32:51


A project called ‘HomeCoin' is tapping into the trillion dollar real estate industry with a mortgage-backed stablecoin called $HOME. In this episode of The Scoop, HomeCoin Founder Karl Jacob unpacks the mechanics behind HomeCoin's mortgage-backed stablecoin, and shares why he believes the best way to move the real estate industry on-chain is incrementally over time. According to Jacobs, $HOME is over-collateralized by mortgages and yield is paid to holders of $HOME from payments made on those mortgages: ”Unlike other stablecoins, where the return is fueled by marketing dollars and a whole bunch of other things and things going to the moon, these are actually real payments from real people on houses that exist in the real world.” While Jacob sees room for HomeCoin to expand to other types of loans such as car loans or loans against commercial equipment, he doesn't think tokenizing actual real estate is an effective strategy:  “The reality is we've got a $13 trillion industry that isn't on-chain, and how can we move to a world where part of it is on-chain and slowly eat that world, versus trying to swallow it whole — which is basically what those guys are trying to do.” Episode 105 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded at SALT NY 2022 with The Block's Frank Chaparro, HomeCoin Co-Founder Karl Jacob. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Crypto Conversation
Slide - Making web3 effortless

The Crypto Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 41:09


Teymour Farman-Farmaian is the founder of Slide, a Web3 UX startup that provides dApps with the infrastructure for easy onboarding by any user. Why you should listen Slide aims to make web3 effortless for dApps and everyday users. Users of Slide-enabled dApps can purchase NFTs with card, custody and manage assets without installing wallets, seamlessly transact with any asset across any blockchain (with no blockchain-specific gas fees), and enjoy a web3 experience as simple as web2. Olaf Carlson-Wee (1st Coinbase employee, Polychain founder, and one of Slide's lead investors) has called Slide a “browser-level moment” for web3. Supporting links Masterworks Slide Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.

The Scoop
The "center of gravity" has shifted in crypto, says Soona Amhaz

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 31:09


Volt Capital announced in May the launch of its second fund — with backing from the likes of Andreessen Howoritz's Chris Dixon and Marc Andreessen — and despite the ongoing bear market for digital assets, founder Soona Amhaz says there's an opportunity to invest in a new wave of entrepreneurs.  Following the launch of a wide range of marketplaces tied to non-fungible tokens and decentralized finance, Amhaz said she is setting her sights on projects and companies that solve the problems facing such organizations, including the breaches and security issues that hang over the space like a cloud.  "A trend I'm seeing is second order thinking to primitives that were finally established," Amhaz noted. "So one anecdote of this is just being able to move NFTs between buyers and sellers: having marketplaces established was a huge win for the space this most recent cycle. But now we're already seeing a wave of founders who are building with this second order thinking of, 'Okay, now that NFTs are here and now that we have NFT marketplaces, how are we preventing fraud? How are we thinking about security? How are we thinking about content moderation?'" Indeed, Volt's strategy reflects a shift among venture capitalists in the market more generally, who are now focusing on infrastructure plays rather than token deals.  "You're now building where there is demand," she said. "If you look at where the center of gravity is right now for crypto, because retail has largely evaporated… the center of gravity really and the attention and the spotlight are on other founders who are building crypto startups, they're on builders that need developer tools to enhance the DX or developer experience." Episode 104 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded at Circle's Converge in San Francisco with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Volt Capital Managing Partner Soona Amhaz. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

Untold Stories
Neither Friction nor Gas in Web3 with Ahmed Al-Balaghi

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 45:00


Today's guest is Ahmed Al-Balaghi, co-founder of Biconomy. Biconomy is a multichain relayer protocol that aims to improve the user onboarding and transaction experience on decentralized applications (DApps). The project's declared goal is to make web3 products as intuitive and easy to use as web2 products. In short, Biconomy focuses on transaction management and gas optimization and can reduce gas costs by up to 40%. For several reasons, interactions with decentralized applications are nowhere near as seamless as for web2 applications. For instance, web3 applications require gas fees, but there is no equivalent of paying a usage fee for web2 applications. Gas fees on the Ethereum network are always paid in ETH, although users may not want to spend their Eth. Before starting Biconomy, Ahmed spent over 3 years within the blockchain industry in China, the U.K., and the UAE. He has developed deep industry expertise and regularly delivers talks and workshops. Ahmed previously worked for Viewfin, a leading Chinese blockchain company, by heading up their Middle Eastern expansion through office setup, deal sourcing, government, and investor relations. He advised and consulted clients building projects in this space before co-founding Biconomy. We discuss a variety of different topics, including Biconomy, Crypto Infrastructure, Web3 adoption, the early days of Crypto, and much more. We began our conversation by discussing how we met and Ahmed's background. We discuss the crazy early days of crypto in China. We transition our discussion to focus on how Ahmed and his co-founders started Biconomy. Ahmed shares how hacking and tinkering around crypto eventually led them to start Biconomy. We transition our conversation to discuss the various ecosystems Biconomy supports on its platform and their strengths and weaknesses. We discuss why yield may not be crypto's killer app. Ahmed explains why other crypto sectors are gaining more traction than DeFi, like GameFi and NFTs. Our following conversation focused on the institutional adoption of crypto. Ahmed teases a big announcement for Biconomy and also discusses some of the pain points for institutional clients as they try to enter the crypto space. We also discuss the continued adoption of Web3 by traditional industry companies and the appeal of incorporating Web3 technology into their products. We discuss how the biggest hurdles facing mass adoption are being addressed. Ahmed explains the role of Biconomy within the Web3 tech stack. Please enjoy my conversation with Ahmed Al-Balaghi. -- AngelBlock is a DeFi protocol aimed at solving the issues of fundraising for digital assets and making the process crypto native. More info at https://untoldstories.link/AngelBlock -- BingX is a crypto social trading exchange with over 3M users. BingX offers CFDs, futures, spot, derivatives, and copy trading services to more than 100 countries worldwide and connects users with expert traders on the platform in a safe, simple, and transparent way through social trading networks. For Charlie's listeners only, register using this link for a 155 USDT Welcome Gift: https://untoldstories.link/bingx -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

The Scoop
Joe McCann on the problem traditional venture investors face in crypto

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 40:31


In a market known for mantras such as "irresponsibly long," Joe McCann has been taking a more prudent approach to crypto venture capital investing.  The former head of systematic and algorithmic trading at Passport Capital launched his latest venture, Asymmetric, in the spring of last year and started deploying capital this past summer in the wake of the Three Arrows Capital meltdown.  On this episode of The Scoop, McCann explained that his firm's approach to venture capital investing in crypto means it will take money off the table and hedge its exposure.  "The liquid nature of crypto, especially at the early stage, is actually a feature, not a bug of crypto, but you actually need to know how to manage a liquid portfolio," McCann said. "So if you have 150 vol asset in your portfolio, you may want to manage that, right?" Indeed, McCann said traditional venture investors don't have experience with the necessary trading tools — such as derivatives and other financial contracts — to hedge risk in liquid assets, which cryptocurrencies inherently are relative to early-stage startup equity. This difference is a major impediment to VCs operating in crypto, according to McCann. "There is a fragile reputation that a lot of folks in the industry may have concerned with, 'hey, I'm going to invest in this startup and we're in it for the long haul, and we're not going to ever take profits or sell the token,'" McCann said. "The problem with that is that's great for traditional venture capital, where typically you don't have a liquidity event for 10 to 12 years ... with crypto, we know that it becomes liquid in months. So the way that you manage a traditional venture capital portfolio isn't relevant anymore — you're actually managing a liquid portfolio." Episode 103 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded at Converge in San Francisco with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Asymmetric Founder and CEO/CIO Joe McCann. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Ledn About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

The Bad Crypto Podcast
Dogecoin Finds Utility on Dogechain with Roc Zacharias

The Bad Crypto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 32:56


Nine years ago, Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus founded Dogecoin. Initially intended as a joke memecoin, Doge has taken on a life of its own. Doge culture is very real, with many people using Dogecoin as a currency for buying, selling, donating and tipping. But like Bitcoin, without additional utility, Dogecoin is simply a cryptocurrency. That is changing as Dogechain has entered the space. Designed for NFTs, Games, DeFi and more, Dogechain intends to provide utility to Dogecoin.  Today we welcome Roc Zacharias to learn more. Will we be much wowed?  Let's find out on this “we heart shiba inus” episode #638 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.    TIME STAMPS 00:00 Intro  04:00 - Featured Guest: Roc Zacharias and Dogechain 07:00 - Use cases for $DOGE token 11:20 - Joel missed the airdrop for free tokens 12:25 - A burn event is coming; explain how the burn will impact holders.  15:30 - How to add the token to MetaMask. 18:20 - What are some of the dApps being built on Dogechain?  22:20 - How did you create the connection between Dogechain and $DOGE? 25:20 - How big is the $DOGE community?  28:00 - Closing Remarks SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: iTunes: http://badco.in/itunesSpotify: http://badco.in/spotifyStitcher: http://badco.in/stitcherGoogle Play: http://badco.in/playSoundcloud: http://badco.in/soundcloudYouTube: http://badco.in/youtube FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCryptoPod - @TheNiftyShow - @JoelComm - @TeeDubyaFacebook:  /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyawLinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubyaInstagram: @BadCryptoPodcast BE A GUEST ON BAD CRYPTO: http://badco.in/apply DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research.  Neither Joel Comm, Zach Comm nor Travis Wright are FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency.  We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS.  Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt.  You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations.Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Scoop
Crypto's 'tribal battles' will look silly in ten years, says veteran crypto investor

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 30:08


In September, North Island Ventures launched a new $125 million fund to invest in emerging crypto and Web3 companies. In this episode of The Scoop, North Island Ventures Managing Partner Travis Scher unpacks the thesis behind the new fund and explains his firm's vision for how the crypto industry will evolve over the next couple of decades. According to Scher, the tribalism that currently pits enthusiasts of competing blockchains against each other will fade over time: “I do not think there will be one blockchain to rule them all. I think that when we look back in ten years, we will think that the tribal battles among branded blockchains that we see playing out at conferences like this were really quite silly.” One corner of the market North Island is focusing on in particular is the Cosmos ecosystem, as Cosmos' interoperable network of blockchains aligns with North Island's long-term view of the crypto market. As Scher explains, North Island envisions crypto evolving into a seamless network of blockchains: “When we set our thesis in 2020, we said, ‘We believe, in its end state, crypto is an interoperable network of networks that facilitates the seamless exchange of value and data all across the world.” Episode 102 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded at Messari Mainnet 2022 with The Block's Frank Chaparro and North Island Ventures Managing Partner Travis Scher. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Ledn Ledn was founded on the unshakeable conviction that digital assets have the power to democratize access to the global economy. We help you to experience the real life benefits of your Bitcoin without having to sell it. Start a savings account, take out a loan, or double your Bitcoin. For more information visit Ledn.io

Adventures in DevOps
DevOps In A Blockchain World - DevOps 135

Adventures in DevOps

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 56:21


Today on the show, Jonathan and Will talk with Vince Reed, Director of DevOps at Polygon Technology, a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing security. They discuss how to build and scale a company that has grown from 40 to over 600 employees in 36 countries in the last year, implementing frameworks, communication, automation, security, and much more. In this episode...- Addressing the unknown challenges of scaling and securing blockchain networks- What skills are the same in blockchain as other industries- What skills are unique to blockchain compared to other industries- Building open source software- The future of Blockchain and DevOps- Working at Polygon- Building a remote-first company Sponsors Top End Devs Coaching | Top End Devs PicksWill Max Headroom Warp.dev The Network State | Balaji Srinivasan  Jonathan A World Without Email | Cal Newport  Podcast - Cal Newport Vince  Do The Hard Things First | Scott Allen What If | Randall Munroe 

The Scoop
Why Bitcoin shouldn't be treated as religion

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 33:52


Back in July, controversy broke out amongst Bitcoiners when Nic Carter — a long-time bitcoin proponent and Founding Partner of Castle Island Ventures — announced that his firm invested in a Web3 authentication company. Even though Castle Island recently launched a $250 million fund explicitly for Web3 investments, Carter's announcement was met with staunch criticism from some members of the Bitcoin community. In this episode of The Scoop, Nic Carter and host Frank Chaparro discuss some of the philosophical underpinnings of the crypto space, including the similarities between Bitcoin maximalism and religious dogma. Although Carter himself is a vocal supporter of Bitcoin, he does not elevate it to anything beyond a monetary innovation — this, Carter says, is what separates him from the more zealous members of the community: “The one part of the community I distance myself from is the part that confuses bitcoin with religious doctrine. I think religion is religion, money is money, and they're pretty distinct, and they should stay distinct. The day after the controversy broke out on Twitter, Carter addressed the situation in a Medium article titled, ‘Setting the record straight; or: a eulogy for Bitcoin maximalism.' In it, he writes: "I am not pessimistic on Bitcoin. I'm just interested in the world as it actually is, instead of the world of utopias and pleasant delusions." Episode 101 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded at Converge22 with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Castle Island Ventures Founding Partner Nic Carter. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

The Scoop
The “culture of excess” in crypto lending is over

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 42:46


After a tumultuous first half of the year, the crypto lending market is maturing, according to Ledn Co-Founder and CSO Mauricio Di Bartolomeo. In this episode of The Scoop, Bartolomeo shares his insider perspective on the state of crypto lending, including what types of lending he believes involves the least amount of risk. According to Bartolomeo, the liquidity crisis following the collapse of Three Arrows Capital earlier this year has the surviving lenders thinking more seriously about risk management:  “Right now there is a huge focus on risk management — everybody is tightening up their covenants, everybody is trying to ensure that this doesn't happen again — and I think that has brought the space to a more balanced equilibrium.” Out of the various sources of demand for crypto loans, Bartolomeo believes delta-neutral market makers provide some of the best opportunities, given such market making strategies do not rely on the market moving in a particular direction: “The entities that performed the best typically were these high-quality market makers that take non-directional positions… that is the type of activity that we think is best suited to minimize risk.” One sign of increasing market maker activity, Bartolomeo explains, is the tightening of average spread on exchanges: “Today what you are seeing is that the average spread in most exchanges is getting tighter and tighter and tighter and tighter, and I think this is an expression of how many market makers are now coming in to narrow those gaps.” Episode 100 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Ledn Co-Founder and CSO Mauricio Di Bartolomeo. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

GRTiQ Podcast
Chris Castig - Co-Founder at Console

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 57:37


Today I'm speaking with Chris Castig, Co-Founder at Console, a crypto-native chat platform for Bitcoin and Ethereum. In addition to his work at Console, Chris has an interesting background that includes working at Trust Machines, teaching at Columbia Business School, and founding One Month, an online video-learning platform.My conversation with Chris covers a lot of different topics, from his background as an entrepreneur, the importance of community, and a topic I've never explored before on the podcast: building dApps on the Bitcoin blockchain.Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

The Scoop
BlockTower's venture lead unpacks new $150 million fund

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 43:51


BlockTower yesterday unveiled a new $150 million fund, which has been operating in stealth since December of last year. BlockTower also announced a new venture arm, which complements the firm's long-biased flagship fund, market-neutral fund and credit strategies. In this episode of The Scoop, Thomas Klocanas, BlockTower general partner and the new head of ventures, explains how BlockTower's new venture fund synergizes with the firm's existing strategies, and how this is advantageous for early-stage crypto projects. According to Klocanas, BlockTower's four strategies collectively have more utility than a single specialized fund could have on its own: "If you're a DeFi protocol at seed stage, one of the first things you're calling your investors to solve for following your seed round is how do you bootstrap liquidity?… The benefit within BlockTower, our market-neutral fund, that's a big part of their mandate, that's a big part of how they generate yields — so there are obvious synergies where we can pipe that in.” Given this interoperability between the different facets of the business, Klocanas believes his new fund is more aptly referred to as a "strategic" fund: “We're not just a venture fund, we're a ‘strategic.' When folks say ‘strategic,' they typically think of Coinbase's investment arm or Gemini's investment arm, but really I think that category is a little wider, and BlockTower is strategic in that we have multiple funds and strategies that can not just be an investor, but a user of your platform.” For Klocanas, of all the crypto industry's subsectors, “the highest conviction theme right now is definitely credit.” Given the amount of re-hypothecation in crypto that was exposed earlier this year, Klocanas believes there are clear advantages to decentralized lending: “There is a benefit to lending through a smart contract in that in the pecking order, if you're lending with something that has claims on collateral with code, you're going to get paid.   Episode 99 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and BlockTower General Partner & Head of Venture, Thomas Klocanas. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

The Scoop
Crypto adoption is seeing brands like Gucci take center stage, say co-heads of Brevan Howard Digital

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 55:08


In August, it was reported that asset management firm Brevan Howard raised over $1 billion to invest in the crypto industry. In this episode of The Scoop, Bevan Howard's Co-Heads of Ventures Peter Johnson and Colleen Sullivan break down their investment thesis and explain what segments of the crypto market they believe are seeing the most interest from existing brands. While traditional financial institutions are slowly moving their way into the crypto ecosystem, Sullivan points out that many traditional brands have already fully entered crypto via NFTs, metaverse experiences, and gaming: “Look at Goldman, JPMorgan, Citi, they're all involved in crypto to a certain extent — not to the degree we would have thought — but the institutions that are here are the Gucci's, the Nike's, the Tiffany's, the Dolce and Gabbana, Balmain, Balenciaga.” Blockchain gaming is one subset of the crypto market that Brevan Howard has recently been allocating to; just last week the firm co-led a $40 million Series A for Web3 gaming startup Horizon Blockchain Games. Outside of gaming, the digital asset opportunities Brevan Howard is looking to invest in relate to practical use cases. As Johnson explains, “What we're really excited about right now is moving beyond just speculative trading and where are the real world use cases that we're seeing crypto start to gain adoption.” Episode 98 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Brevan Howard Co-Heads of Ventures Peter Johnson and Colleen Sullivan. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

The Scoop
Brian Armstrong reflects on Coinbase's origin story

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 37:59


The cameras have been rolling over at Coinbase, CEO Brian Armstrong revealed last Friday, when he announced the release of Coin: A Founder's Story — a feature-length film over three years in the making. In this episode of The Scoop, Brian Armstrong sits down with host Frank Chaparro to share his thoughts on Coinbase's new film, including his take on how some of the thornier moments of Coinbase's history are portrayed.  As Armstrong explains, he decided to produce the $2 million film because he wanted to “demystify” the ups and downs of taking a company public: “I decided to make this film because I wanted to tell the story of what it really is like to create a tech company — all the way from being on your laptop and writing the first few lines of code, to going and becoming a public company.” The film candidly portrays highlights, such as the moments before Coinbase's public listing, as well as controversies, such as Armstrong declining to answer a question about the BLM movement at a company all-hands meeting, as well as Coinbase's controversial acquisition of Neutrino — a market intelligence firm with members linked to selling spyware to countries like Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Venezuela.  Ten-time Emmy-award-winning producer Greg Kohs had full creative control over Coin, and Armstrong himself “didn't have the ability to change anything.”  With that being said, Armstrong thinks Kohs accurately represented Coinbase's story, and he's happy with how it turned out: “He did show people who disagree with us, people who thought that we had made mistakes, but I actually thought it was a very fair take — and so I'm happy with how it turned out.” Episode 97 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

Real Vision Crypto
Raoul Pal: Real Vision - Avalanche Is Leading the Future of Crypto

Real Vision Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 60:02


In the last year, Avalanche has established itself as the “Ethereum killer” after rapidly scaling its dApps and subnets, despite the broader market downturn. John Wu, the president of Ava Labs, joins Raoul to talk about the big picture, how to separate the signal from the noise, and Avalanche's plan to on-board the next billion crypto adopters. Never miss an episode of Raoul Pal: Real Vision - subscribe here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Scoop
Creators of BAYC metaverse think most metaverse land is overvalued

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 45:00


In July, Bored Ape Yacht Club creator Yuga Labs partnered with Improbable — a British company building a network of virtual worlds — to bring to life Yuga's metaverse project known as ‘Otherside.' In this episode of The Scoop, Improbable's Founders CEO Herman Narula and Chief Product Officer Rob Whitehead explain how they believe the metaverse creates value, and why developing entirely new experiences is crucial for success. According to Narula, nothing 'metaverse' related will be able to retain value without authentic engagement: “I think what we're always forgetting is it doesn't matter if we're talking about the price of land, the price of an avatar skin, the price of any digital asset; if there's no underlying usage, if there's no underlying people actually doing something because it's fun and fulfilling, none of that can hold value.” Instead of simply trying to recreate the physical world in digital form, Narula thinks metaverse experiences need to be entirely new: “Just porting over a PC or console game has almost never worked on mobile. I think metaverse expenses are like that: you've got to develop new stuff.” For example, “an ad as a billboard is trying to take the real world constraints and apply it to a virtual space,” Whitehead explains, “An ad could be teleporting you to a completely different experience.…” Episode 96 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Improbable's Founders CEO Herman Narula & Chief Product Officer Rob Whitehead. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

Devs Do Something
Daws.eth : Dapp Development, OSS Tooling, & Becoming an Indie Hacker

Devs Do Something

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 62:14


Dawson is the founder of Earnifi, a platform which helps you stay on top of airdrops in web3. He is a serial hacker and has contributed to/created many open source projects to improve his own life & the lives of dapp developers.In this episode, we talk in detail about building high performance decentralized applications, and step through Dawson's journey becoming an indie hacker. If you're a full stack dev that wants to take a highly performant app to market - this episode is for you. Links Discussed in the Episode:Earnifi: https://earni.fiDawson's OSS Contributions: https://earni.fi/ossBun.js: https://bun.sh/WASM: https://webassembly.org/YC Startup School: https://www.startupschool.org/Indie Hackers: https://www.indiehackers.com/0:00 Intro3:17 How Dawson got involved in the space9:01 Dawson's first real crypto project: putting election data on chain11:55 Earnifi's early beginnings 16:13 What full stack web2 devs should know before building a web3 application 21:18 Re-writing ethers for optimal performance 24:18 "Typescript is mandatory at this point"26:57 Dawson's open source contributions33:50 Approaching entrepreneurship as a developer 39:20 You just won a hackathon, and are considering building a business around your idea. What should you do next?43:34 Creating space to pursue your own projects as a developer 47:53 Why now is the time to build privacy-preserving applications52:31 What would Dawson work on if he had 6 months of free time?55:12 WASM, Bun.js, and the future of web3 front ends58:41 Why safe, high quality DeFi is important for the world

The Scoop
Block and Circle are teaming up to onboard crypto's next billion users

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 38:00


TBD, the crypto focused arm of Jack Dorsey's Block, is partnering with Circle, the company behind the USDC stablecoin, to unleash the power of stablecoin payments onto the next billion crypto users.  In this episode of The Scoop, Circle's Chief Revenue Officer Kash Razzaghi and TBD's Chief Operating Officer Emily Chiu discuss their new partnership, and explain how their companies' synergy is going to make it easier to move value back and forth between crypto and the real world economy.  According to Chiu, the crypto industry is lacking a way to exchange crypto for real world items: “The minute you nexus upon the real world and commerce in the real world, you need to solve these really hard problems that haven't yet been solved in the space. That's what TBDex does, and we see USDC and stablecoins as a critical bridge for facilitating these transactions.”One of the first use-cases will be a remittance function that enables payments between the US and Mexico, a corridor that sees billions flow a year.  TBD hopes its digital identity solution will put users in control of both their identity and data as well as who they share it with. As Chiu explains, these digital identity solutions will hopefully promote global economic empowerment:  “Regardless of what identity you have, you can create a self-sovereign identity wallet regardless of who you are, there's no intermediary and you need permission from in order to start transacting and engaging with the global economy. Episode 95 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded at live at Converge with The Block's Frank Chaparro, Circle's CRO Kash Razzaghi and TBD's Co-Founder & COO Emily Chiu. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

Mission: DeFi
DeFi Lunch (Ep 208) - Oct. 4, 2022 - @jaredgrey @SushiSwap Chef / Beeple Hack / Mining by Argentina / Daily tx on EVM chains / 17 dapps coming /

Mission: DeFi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 58:21


Join the discussion in the Mission: DeFi/DeFi Lunch Reddit -> https://www.reddit.com/r/MissionDeFi/ All past episodes with videos are available on https://missiondefi.com Mission DeFi EP 76 - Critical Decentralized Oracle System - Nick Fett of Tellor ( @WeAreTellor ) | Mission: DeFi - https://www.missiondefi.com/mission-defi-ep-76-critical-decentralized-oracle-system-nick-fett-of-tellor-wearetellor/ Chainlink Partnership With SWIFT Shows LINK Attracting Attention From ‘Seriously Significant' Institutions: Coin Bureau - The Daily Hodl - https://dailyhodl.com/2022/10/03/chainlink-partnership-with-swift-shows-link-attracting-attention-from-seriously-significant-institutions-coin-bureau/ Beeple Hack - https://twitter.com/zachxbt/status/1577295721308557312 Average daily transactions on top EVM chains over the past week - https://twitter.com/Dynamo_Patrick/status/1576987652506923008?t=8fOb1QBjJFFdhlqid29l-Q&s=35 McDonald's now accepts payments in Lugano, Switzerland - https://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine/status/1576985578268418048?t=lraNN9jASJYti_iiB4kFoA&s=35 The future of DeFi: what lies ahead? - https://twitter.com/TheDeFinvestor/status/1576985554025009153 European authorities warn growing crypto adoption could affect traditional finance - https://finbold.com/european-authorities-warn-growing-crypto-adoption-could-affect-traditional-finance/ ibonds - https://www.treasurydirect.gov/savings-bonds/i-bonds/i-bonds-interest-rates/ Argentina's State-Owned Energy Company Moves Into Crypto Mining - https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/10/03/argentinas-state-owned-energy-company-moves-into-crypto-mining/ Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller Discusses Cryptocurrency Having 'Big Role in a Renaissance' — 'People Aren't Going to Trust Central Banks' – Economics Bitcoin News - https://news.bitcoin.com/billionaire-stan-druckenmiller-cryptocurrency-having-big-role-in-a-renaissance-people-arent-going-to-trust-central-banks/ Judge denies another SEC attempt to shield documents in Ripple case - https://www.theblock.co/post/173901/judge-denies-another-sec-attempt-to-shield-documents-in-ripple-case?utm_source=coinmarketcap METL - https://metl.co/ Sushi's new Chef - @jaredgrey - https: --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missiondefi/support

Raoul Pal: Real Vision
Avalanche Is Leading the Future of Crypto

Raoul Pal: Real Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 60:02


In the last year, Avalanche has established itself as the “Ethereum killer” after rapidly scaling its dApps and subnets, despite the broader market downturn. John Wu, the president of Ava Labs, joins Raoul to talk about the big picture, how to separate the signal from the noise, and Avalanche's plan to on-board the next billion crypto adopters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Scoop
Kristin Smith unpacks the new Blockchain Association PAC

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 23:40


The Blockchain Association recently launched a new political action committee (PAC) designed to build relationships with pro-crypto Congressional candidates. In this episode of The Scoop, the Blockchain Association's Executive Director Kristin Smith shares the objectives of the new Blockchain Association PAC, and why she believes Congress is the appropriate authority to design a regulatory framework for the crypto industry. As Smith explains, the Blockchain Association PAC is intended to promote pro-crypto candidates: “For us, this PAC is really about building relationships… This isn't the type of PAC where we go and buy a bunch of airtime or print out a bunch of mailers and spend a few hundred thousand dollars or $1,000,000 in a single race.” While SEC Chair Gary Gensler recently remarked that multiple crypto regulators could undermine the SEC's efforts, Smith believes the Congress is in the best position to effectuate change: “We need Congress to step in and help sort through these issues because they are the ones that can grant new authority and they're the ones that have the flexibility to design a regulatory system that matches the risks that we see in crypto.” Episode 94 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded at SALT New York 2022 on September 13 with The Block's Frank Chaparro, and Blockchain Association's Executive Director Kristin Smith. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |

The Web3 Podcast
S3E9: Enabling Developers to Build Freakin' Sweet Dapps w/ Filip Martinsson of Moralis

The Web3 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 32:58


If it feels like Scandinavians are over-represented in the Web3 space, then you may have Filip Martinsson to thank/blame. Filip's company, Moralis, provides everything developers need to create, connect, and scale blockchain applications cross-chain. Essentially, they take care of the back end so you can focus on the front — reducing development time, cost and complexity. Filip's Recommendations 1. Andreas Antonopoulous. 2. Moralis on YouTube 3. No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention 4. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz 5. Continuous Discovery Habits: Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value by Teresa Torres Social Links 1. Callum on Twitter 2. The Web3 Podcast

Ready Layer One
NEAR Protocol weekly news update show Who Sharded? NEARCON 2022, Orderbooks, Blockchain behind the scenes, Nightshade sharding, and code camp

Ready Layer One

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 33:57


Welcome to Who Sharded? Which is a weekly news update show all about the NEAR and Aurora ecosystems. And we get our news from NEARWEEK's daily newsletter. It's def worth readying! Ready Layer One podcast https://readylayeronepodcast.com/ NEARWEEK https://nearweek.com/ This weeks stories: 20 million wallets Nightshade phase one https://twitter.com/NEARWEEK/status/1572303921233940481?s $NEAR: Positioned to Become the Leading Orderbook Chain https://medium.com/@ProximityFi/near-positioned-to-become-the-leading-orderbook-chain-b428c851bd6e The 'nearweek.pool.near' is deployed. Its purpose is to fund NEARWEEK's compliant DAO payments which powers the weekly newsletter and in time all content production. Come stake with us if you like what we do! freeCodeCamp.org receives a grant from NEAR Foundation The grant will be used to develop interactive Web3 courses around NEAR protocol and our ecosystem. The curriculum will also contain 10+ interactive practice projects to help you learn: how to build and deploy smart contracts with JavaScript, client side dApps and a range of real-world applications. The first of these are now in open beta. Go give it a try! Phase 1 of sharding is now released to mainnet. Upgrade is expected to be done by Sep 28 once enough validators adopt the new version. LFG!! Joe https://twitter.com/joespano_ Jared https://twitter.com/jarednotjerry1 NEAR near.org/ Aurora https://aurora.dev/ NO FINANCIAL ADVICE– The Podcast, is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose. The Information contained in or provided from or through this podcast and podcast is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, trading advice, or any other advice. You should not make any decision, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, based on any of the information presented on this website without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with a professional broker or financial advisory. You understand that you are using any and all Information available on or through this podcast at your own risk. RISK STATEMENT– The trading of Bitcoins, alternative cryptocurrencies has potential risks involved. Trading may not be suitable for all people. Anyone wishing to invest should seek his or her own independent financial or professional advice.

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain
Dean Tribble - CEO of Agoric (Part 2)

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 27:42


This week on episode 278 of the podcast BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain, we went LIVE at Cosmoverse for our 3rd interview with the CEO of Agoric, Dean Tribble. Agoric is A Proof-of-Stake chain utilizing Hardened JavaScript smart contracts to rapidly build and deploy DeFi. They enable you to save time by using their pre-built smart contract components and Dapps. They're secure, composable, and let you get your project out the door fast. Dean Tribble is leading the front as CEO of Agoric. He has an awesome personality and is very enthusiastic about what they are accomplishing in the DeFi space to make it easier for developers to be more creative and get involved in blockchain, as well as the Cosmos ecosystem. The podcast is available on… Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blockhash-exploring-the-blockchain/id1241712666 Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/6dc84ee4-845b-4bea-b812-b876daab2c7e/BlockHash-Exploring-the-Blockchain Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4AGqU8qxIYVkxXM4q2XpO1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmNhNWM0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Website: www.blockhashpodcast.com On Social Media… Website: https://agoric.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoric LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/agoric/ Find Brandon Zemp & the podcast on Social Media… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblockhash/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zempcapital/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zempcapital Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblockhash LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brandonzemp Sign up for the "Future Economy" newsletter… Newsletter: https://futureeconomy.memberful.com/join

The Scoop
zkSync head of product: Ethereum learning to scale will be like 'coming out of Plato's cave'

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 51:04


For the final installment of this three-part Ethereum Merge special edition of The Scoop, we take a closer look at zero-knowledge (ZK) rollups — technology that could enable Ethereum to scale to millions of transactions per second. There are four main teams working on ZK-rollups: Polygon, Scroll, Starkware, and Matter Labs. In this episode of The Scoop, Matter Labs Chief Product Officer Steve Newcomb shares what he believes to be the key ingredients of a good ZK-rollup, and why he believes scaling solutions will herald a new wave of innovation. According to Newcomb, a paradigm shift will occur once Ethereum successfully scales: “Once Ethereum can scale — and truly scale — it's kind of like coming out of Plato's cave and seeing the rest of the world, and seeing these use cases we could have never even predicted.” Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has stated he believes ZK-rollups will be the main layer-2 scaling solution in the future, largely because of the speed at which users can move funds between mainnet and the layer-2. Newcomb also believes that ZK-rollups are “going to be the end game for scaling,” although he also stipulates that a good ZK-rollup should meet the following requirements: “These five ingredients — having a generalized ZK-rollup, being EVM compatible, working with solidity, being truly open sourced, being correctly decentralized, and having good tokenomics — these are the key ingredients of what makes a good ZK-rollup a ZK-rollup.” Episode 93 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Tim Copeland, VP of Research Larry Cermak and Matter Labs' Chief Product Officer Steve Newcomb. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Chainalysis & IWC Schaffhausen About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Chainalysis Chainalysis is the leading blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 60 countries. Backed by Accel, Addition, Benchmark, Coatue, Paradigm, Ribbit, and other leading firms in venture capital, Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains to promote more financial freedom with less risk. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com. About IWC Schaffhausen IWC Schaffhausen is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Known for its unique engineering approach to watchmaking, IWC combines the best of human craftsmanship and creativity with cutting-edge technology and processes. With collections like the Portugieser and the Pilot's Watches, the brand covers the whole spectrum from elegant timepieces to sports watches. For more information, visit IWC.com.

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain
Eric Chen - Co-founder of Injective Labs

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 21:33


This week on episode 277 of the podcast BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain, we went LIVE at Cosmoverse for our 2ndinterview with the Co-founder of Injective, Eric Chen. Injective is an open interoperable smart contracts platform optimized for decentralized finance applications. They have support from major players like Binance, Pantera and Mark Cuban. They are optimized for DeFi, with out-of-the-box interoperable orderbook primitives to create mainstream DApps. They feature cross-chain interoperability for frictionless communication across sovereign blockchains for a seamless user experience. They are instant, efficient and secure! During Cosmoverse, Eric also announced the details behind their Project X and won the “Most Promising Project” award at the conference. The best is yet to come from Injective! The podcast is available on… Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blockhash-exploring-the-blockchain/id1241712666 Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/6dc84ee4-845b-4bea-b812-b876daab2c7e/BlockHash-Exploring-the-Blockchain Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4AGqU8qxIYVkxXM4q2XpO1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmNhNWM0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Website: www.blockhashpodcast.com On Social Media… Website: https://injective.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Injective_ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericchenmelt/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/injectivelabs/ Find Brandon Zemp & the podcast on Social Media… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblockhash/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zempcapital/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zempcapital Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblockhash LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brandonzemp Sign up for the "Future Economy" newsletter… Newsletter: https://futureeconomy.memberful.com/join

The Scoop
Crypto games are moving away from play-to-earn to build robust digital economies

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 45:39


Last year, Sky Mavis' Axie Infinity inspired an entire genre of ‘play-to-earn' crypto games. In recent months however, the volume of in-game NFT sales has been in decline as data from The Block shows:  In this episode of The Scoop, Sky Mavis Co-Founder and Growth Lead Jeff Zirlin explains why he believes the core Axie community is stronger than ever, and how Axie Infinity's in-game economy will become less reliant on speculative activity. According to Zirlin, the key to developing Axie's in-game economy “away from play-to-earn to something that's more play-and-own,” is to give people reasons to invest in the game for purposes other than pure speculation: “We need to have emotional spending within these digital economies — people need to be spending for emotions that can be linked to the seven sins like wrath and greed, sloth… it can't it can't be everyone just coming in and expecting to get a free lunch.” Although Axie's NFT trading volume is down from last year's highs, Zirlin points out that the current levels are still significantly higher than they were before the bull market mania of last year: “People poured into Axie because it was the main thing that was working and the best product on the market. Now we're seeing a return to reality, but we're still at a much higher zone of adoption than we were prior to all the madness.” Episode 92 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Sky Mavis Co-Founder and Growth Lead Jeff Zirlin. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Chainalysis & IWC Schaffhausen About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord |. About Chainalysis Chainalysis is the leading blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 60 countries. Backed by Accel, Addition, Benchmark, Coatue, Paradigm, Ribbit, and other leading firms in venture capital, Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains to promote more financial freedom with less risk. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com. About IWC Schaffhausen IWC Schaffhausen is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Known for its unique engineering approach to watchmaking, IWC combines the best of human craftsmanship and creativity with cutting-edge technology and processes. With collections like the Portugieser and the Pilot's Watches, the brand covers the whole spectrum from elegant timepieces to sports watches. For more information, visit IWC.com.