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It seems that the future of blockchain industry can go down very different paths, and each path has its group of hard core believers. They can’t all be right. Perhaps by hearing the experts debate, the rest of us can compare their reasoning and see the future a bit more clearly. Whether you’re a builder or investor, whether you consider yourself blockchain-savvy or blockchain-curious, if you want to hear all arguments before predicting the future of blockchain, this podcast is for you. Follo ...
 
Base Layer will be providing insights from founders and investors in the base layer of cryptoassets. Simplifying complex projects & the technology being developed, from interoperability to relayers and more - who is building the future, why are they and how are they doing it.
 
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The godfather of algorithmic stablecoins dives deep into Seniorage Shares and its lasting legacy on the crypto ecosystem. Robert is the CEO of Clearmatics and is a long standing member of the Bitcoin and crypto community. Robert Sams is a hedge fund manager and macro specialist, focused on central bank policy. Over 11-years experience in the indust…
 
Kevin Rose is a partner at True and a serial entrepreneur best known for founding Digg and Revision3. Most recently, he founded Oak, a guided meditation app, and Zero, an app for tracking intermittent fasting.00:08 – Introduction of Kevin Rose, Modern Finance and the story of Reddit vs. DIGG06:04 – From DOS to Windows, where are we in the evolution…
 
Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, one of Asia’s first crypto funds. As Spartan Capital’s first employee, Jason helped scale the fund from $9M to $200M within 3 years, and supported the launch of Spartan’s $50M DeFi-only venture fund to back world-class teams shaping the future of finance.00:23 – Getting into crypto and about Spart…
 
Bonfida is perfecting the Serum experience, growing the ecosystem, and providing on-chain data. For this episode, David and Anatoly sit down for a detailed chat around the origin of Bonfida, on-chain trading strategies, and the major driving forces for crypto, and more.00:12 – Introduction: David & Bonfida05:01 – Bonfida: strategies, bots, and trad…
 
We are excited to have Dan Gunsberg, Co-Founder of Hxro, sitting down with us for Episode 41. During this discussion, Dan talks about his history in traditional finance, how this experience guided him to building out Hxro, the importance of community, and the powerful disruptions he believes are going to happen over the next few years.00:25 – Dan’s…
 
In this episode, AlphaRay discusses the origin of Raydium, working with Solana and FTX, fusion Pools, the importance of communities, and the future of decentralized governance. 00:25 - The story behind Alpha and Raydium10:26 - What are Fusion Pools?15:07 - Teaming up with FTX/Serum and being among the first to build on the Solana blockchain19:29 - …
 
Anatoly and Santiago sit down to cover the stages of crypto, the major benefits of decentralized finance, on-chain transparency, the future of decentralized collaboration, and plenty more. ☀️00:31: Who is Santiago Santos, and why crypto?09:07: At what stage are we in crypto? Are finance applications the equivalent of the internet in the 90s? 14:32:…
 
Michael Wagner and Anatoly Yakovenko sit down to talk all things Star Atlas. Star Atlas is a grand strategy game of space exploration, territorial conquest, and political domination being built on Solana.00:48: Who is Michael Wagner and What is Star Atlas?18:34: ATLAS and POLIS: Development of game economy23:12: Developer ecosystem25:40: Roadmap34:…
 
Guests: Edmund Schuster (twitter.com/edmund_schuster) Andrew Steinwold (twitter.com/andrewsteinwold) Host: Richard Yan (twitter.com/gentso09) Special co-host: Maria Shen (twitter.com/mariashen) Today’s motion is “NFTs are dumb.” Non Fungible Tokens have taken the world by storm. A transaction in NFT is a transaction in some sort of digital ownershi…
 
Guests: Lyn Alden (twitter.com/lynaldencontact) Qiao Wang (twitter.com/qwqiao) Host: Richard Yan (twitter.com/gentso09) Today’s motion is “Ethereum is too early for institutional money.” Quite a few institutions have voted with their feet on Bitcoin. This ranges from corporate treasuries to money managers. At what point will Ethereum catch the atte…
 
Audius is a music streaming and sharing platform that puts the power back into the hands of content creators. In this episode, Roneil talks about the creation of Audius, the need for empowering artists, how blockchain technology and cryptocurrency can completely disrupt the music industry, and more. - https://audius.co/…
 
In this episode, fellow St. Andrews alumni Nic Carter joins to discuss the current state of Bitcoin. Nic answers some of the burning questions that host Samuel McCulloch has been exploring for a couple of years: Where does Bitcoin stand in the surveillance economy? Effects of FinCEN’s proposed wallet rules on Bitcoin markets. China’s use of the gre…
 
Guests: David Gerard (twitter.com/davidgerard) Bryce Weiner (twitter.com/bryceweiner) Host: Richard Yan (twitter.com/gentso09) Today’s motion is “Diem is a glorified PayPal.” Diem of course used to be called Libra. It’s a cryptocurrency floated by Facebook in 2019. It was a big deal back then. A global borderless currency for 2 billion install base…
 
Why are NFT's so damn cool and how have they exploded into popularity in the past 2 years? Alex Salnikov sits down with host Samuel McCulloch to discuss all the amazing things NFT's can do and how he is building Rarible to bring NFT's to the entire world. Where to find the show iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Youtube | RSS Feed Reference Material SUP…
 
For this exciting and technical episode we welcome, Eli-Shaoul Khedouri, CEO of Intuition Machines and designer of HUMAN Protocol. HUMAN Protocol specializes in providing the infrastructure for launching decentralized work pools that allow humans to contribute to data labeling and training ML/AI algorithms. hCaptcha is a user of the HUMAN Protocol …
 
Guests: Bennett Tomlin (@bennetttomlin) Larry Cermak (@lawmaster) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Patrick McKenzie (@patio11, special co-host) Today’s motion is “Tether has always been acting in bad faith.” This topic is very relevant for today’s markets because Tether is simultaneously an incredibly important, if not the most important, source of on…
 
Guests: Jorge Stolfi (@jorgestolfi) Lyn Alden (@LynAldenContact) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Today’s motion is “Bitcoin is a scam.” At the time of recording and release, Bitcoin reached its all time highs. And it just seems that every few weeks, a traditional financial institution or a well-known investor is announcing their interest in the orang…
 
A cryptographically enforced system of contracts will take both our daily lives and the world’s emerging markets into a new age of economic fairness, transparency and efficiency—one driven less by vague brand promises and more by the real value created by individuals and institutions. Learn more about Chainlink Sergey Nazarov began his career build…
 
Dave Collum is back for the third year to unpack his yearly mega post on all the crazy events of the last 365 days. Over the course of 3.5 hours he and host Samuel McCulloch breakdown a few of the key topics in his report, from valuations, college wokeism, to Covid and more. This is the perfect way to wrap up 2020 and bring in the new year. Enjoy. …
 
Guests: Lewis Cohen (@NYcryptolawyer) Gabriel Shapiro (@lex_node) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Today’s motion is “Legally speaking, tokens are more like commodities than like securities.” Today’s guests are two legal experts in crypto space. One of them will argue that token transactions on the post-ICO, secondary market should for the most part b…
 
Guests: Evan Shapiro (@evanashapiro) Anatoly Yakovenko (@aeyakovenko) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Today’s motion is “Today’s blockchains can’t increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization.” This is a follow-up debate, or you can think of it as a re-match. Previously Emre from O(1) Labs also debated Anatoly from Solana on this very topic …
 
Guests: CasPiancey (@caspiancey) Matthew Graham (@mattysino) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Today’s motion is “Tether will likely get crushed by authorities in the next two years, thanks to its shady practices and defiance against regulators.” In this debate about the controversial pioneer stablecoin, we talked about pending lawsuits, a lack of regu…
 
André Allen Anjos, better known by his stage name RAC, is a Portland-based Portuguese-American musician and record producer. RAC has created more than 200 remixes in the rock, electronica, and dance music genres for various musical artists, with his work featured in ads from Citigroup and Hulu, among others.RAC is an active member of the crypto com…
 
This is a special episode of The Solana Podcast - we took a recent panel for the Solana Wormhole Hackathon and converted into audio format for you! Enjoy this deep dive into all things DeFi with industry leaders.Sam Bankman-FriedSam Bankman-Fried is the CEO of crypto derivatives exchange FTX and Alameda Research. He majored in Physics at the Massac…
 
Guests: Alex Gluchowski (@gluk64) John Adler (@jadler0) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) James Prestwich (@_prestwich, special co-host) Today’s motion is “ZK rollup has a better set of security/scalability tradeoff than Optimistic rollup.” Rollups are a class of layer-2 Ethereum scalability solutions. They allow an off-chain aggregation of transaction…
 
About this episode What is transactional privacy and how does it affect you every day? Sebastian Buergel from HOPR joins to discuss current vulnerabilities in crypto and how HOPR is addressing them. Where to find the show iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Youtube | RSS Feed Support the show If you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by …
 
About this episode Sam K comes back for another episode to talk about stablecoins and the release of his new project Frax. Where to find the show iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Youtube | RSS Feed Support the show If you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by doing one of the following: Ethereum: 0xDAb148614f22dDa800cF006Be7932eeEB75A…
 
Aaron Henshaw is the CTO of Bison Trails. Bison Trails is the easiest way to run secure node infrastructure on multiple blockchains. Their fully-managed platform powers critical infrastructure for the world’s leading digital asset exchanges, custodians, funds, and applications with industry-leading availability, security, and a 99.9% platform uptim…
 
This is a special episode of The Solana Podcast. Things take a different route - Balaji and Anatoly cover Covid-19, the current state of the world, smart contracts and the future of decentralization, computation diligence, blockchain-based elections, Yale Law being replaced by code, math vs. science, Snow Crash, and location-independent work. Balaj…
 
Guests: Haseeb Qureshi (@hosseeb) Meltem Demirors (@melt_dem) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Tarun Chitra (@tarunchitra, special co-host) Today’s motion is “Yield farming is an innovation.” Yield farming, or liquidity mining, refers to a newly popularized practice of DeFi protocols, where the protocols incentivize usage with reward tokens. The trend…
 
About this episode Time is unknown to a computer. Information travels at the speed of electricity or light, so how can time be a part of a computer network? Anatoly, co-founder of Solana, has solved how to bring time to a distributed network with Solana, an incredibly powerful and fast proof-of-stake network. Where to find the show iTunes | Spotify…
 
Kain is the founder of Synthetix and the CEO of blueshyft. Synthetix is a synthetic asset platform, and blueshyft is a crypto on-ramp in Australia. https://twitter.com/kaiynne Synthetix is the backbone for derivatives trading in DeFi, allowing anyone, anywhere to gain on-chain exposure to a vast range of assets. https://www.synthetix.io/…
 
About this episode Serge is a degen of gambler and knows everything about online gaming. We break down the latest defi trend, the perils of crypto gaming, Bitcoin's lack of development and more. Serge Ravitch is a former lawyer, professional poker player and product/project manager turned angel investor. Serge has been skeptical of crypto since 201…
 
Guests: Alex Gladstein (@gladstein) Dave Jevans (@davejevans) Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Today’s motion is “Blockchain analysis companies are bad for bitcoin.” Blockchain analysis companies are effectively on-chain detectives. They help exchanges and other financial institutions detect and monitor money-laundering activities and therefore stay i…
 
About this episode Gas prices are out of control and Layer 2 networks seem poised to offer a low cost solution for smaller transactions. Dr. Arthur Gervais joins this episode to discuss the various types of L2 networks and how Liquidity Network has built a functioning platform to meet the needs of ETH users. Arthur's links Homepage | Linkedin | Twi…
 
About this episode SBF joins this episode to discuss how crypto markets have evolved in the last year and what effects Defi and his future platform Serum will have on the larger ecosystem. Plus we get into detail on a few trade products and how they were built into FTX. Sam's Links Linkedin | Twitter Where to find the show iTunes | Spotify | Stitch…
 
Guests: Emre Tekişalp (@etekis) Anatoly Yakovenko (@aeyakovenko) Hosts: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Uri Klarman (@uriklarman, special co-host) Today’s motion is “Today’s blockchains can’t increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization.” Today’s guests are from two different public blockchains Coda and Solana. The CEO of Bloxroute came on as spec…
 
About this episode Leemon jumps into a discussion of his past service in the US Air Force and how it led him to creating the Hashgraph protocol. Both Leemon and host Samuel McCulloch lived for some time in Colorado Springs and discuss military life. Leemon is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-Founder and C…
 
FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange built by traders, for traders. FTX offers innovative products including industry-first derivatives, options, volatility products, and leveraged tokens. https://ftx.com/ Serum is the world's first completely decentralized derivatives exchange with trustless cross-chain trading brought to you by Project Serum, in coll…
 
Guests: Georgios Konstantopoulos (@gakonst) Anatoly Yakovenko (@aeyakovenko) Hosts: Richard Yan (@gentso09) Tarun Chitra (@tarunchitra, special co-host) Today’s motion is “Scalability is impossible without sharding and layer-2 solutions.” Today’s discussion is highly technical in nature and I’m glad to have Tarun as my co-pilot. Between the two deb…
 
About this episode What is neutrality and how is information to be recorded for generations to become? Sam Kazemian of Everpedia joins this episode of End of the Chain to discuss the current political climate and how Everpedia is designed to be an inclusive platform. Sam Kazemian (b. February 12, 1993) is an Iranian-American software engineer, entr…
 
About this episode Nick Cowan, head of GSX group joins the podcast to discuss the evolution of crypto-securities in Gibraltar and how the island is adapting to 2020 and Brexit. Nick Cowan is the CEO and founder of the Global Blockchain Exchange and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group. He has 34 years of experience in capital markets, serving as Head…
 
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