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With anti-Asian hate crimes at record numbers, season two of THE MARGARET CHO - MORTAL MINORITY, Margaret's examining the HISTORICAL CRIMES that laid the GROUNDWORK for this recent onslaught of VIOLENCE. The 1871 Chinatown Massacre, The Fortune Teller Murders, the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Margaret talks with Asian comedians, authors, journalists, podcasters as well as the organizations and people working to stop Asian hate. Subscribe to THE MARGARET CHO MORTAL MINORITY - wherever you lis ...
 
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Find out how video games get made! The official podcast for Game Developers Conference brings you illuminating conversation and commentary from brilliant people in the video game industry. Hosted by Gamasutra editor-in-chief Kris Graft and news editor Alissa McAloon. Music by Mike Meehan. Published monthly.
 
Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view. Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.
 
In Asian culture, fish represent abundance and familial harmony. However, the most delicate and delicious part of the fish is reserved for the eldest or most honorable member of the family: the cheeks. Now, actress Olivia Sui is bringing the same sense of community and culture she grew up with to her new podcast. On Fish Cheeks, Olivia dives deep with guests from a wide array of cultures and industries, discussing their unique journeys and empowering listeners to take the road less traveled- ...
 
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Lily Mariye played the role of "Ops Officer" in "Emissary," the premiere episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. As an actress, she is perhaps best known for playing Nurse Lily Jarvik on fifteen seasons of ER. As a director, she's racked up credits on shows like Criminal Minds, NCIS, How to Get a Away with Murder, The Terror: Infamy and The Walking …
 
Hermez is an open-source ZK-Rollup optimised for secure, low-cost and usable token transfers on the wings of Ethereum. The Hermez network team is currently developing the next version of the decentralised ZK-Rollup with full support of Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) by making a full set of zkEVM opcodes. Jordi Baylina, the Technical Lead at Hermez,…
 
Erik Voorhees, CEO & Founder of ShapeShift, joins us for his 4th appearance on the show. ShapeShift recently announced they are decentralizing the company and its products, which would see the company transition from a centralized entity and platform to a DAO. With the largest airdrop in history they distributed FOX tokens to over a million custome…
 
Eugene Cordero is the voice of Ensign Sam Rutherford on the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. With a lengthy list of credits, he holds the rare distinction of playing characters in the Star Trek, Star Wars and Marvel universes. But he is probably best known for playing "Pillboi" on The Good Place. He knows this because that's what everybody y…
 
ParaSwap is a DEX aggregator that aims to provide the best prices over multiple DEXes on the Ethereum blockchain. Users are able to scan dozens of exchanges for the best possible crypto price points, and get the most for their swaps. We were joined by ParaSwap Founder, Mounir Benchemled, to chat about his role in the French DeFi community, DEX aggr…
 
Mike Novogratz is the CEO of Galaxy Digital, an investment bank targeting institutional investors, which he also founded. He was formerly a Partner and President of Fortress Investment Group LLC and prior to that Partner at Goldman Sachs. Considered quite the risk taker, he has made and lost many fortunes over the years. We chatted to Mike about th…
 
The DFINITY Foundation is a not-for-profit scientific research organization with a mission to build, promote, and maintain the Internet Computer. The IC is a layer 1 smart contract enabled blockchain which achieves remarkable scaling properties through native sharding. We were joined by Founder and Chief Scientist of DFINITY, Dominic Williams, who …
 
We're joined by game industry power couple SOREN and LEYLA JOHNSON of MOHAWK GAMES who share their experiences in developing and releasing strategy games like OFFWORLD TRADING COMPANY and the new Civilization-meets-Crusader Kings strategy game OLD WORLD. The pair also get candid about DIVERSIFYING their (formerly) homogenous studio.…
 
Aztec Protocol enables private transactions on Ethereum. It uses a zero-knowledge proof system, allowing users to effectively create shielded representations of tokens, which can then be sent and redeemed for the underlying token. They recently launched Aztec 2.0 and their rollup service for Ethereum, zk.money. This allows users to submit Ether to …
 
Badger is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) with a single purpose: To build the products and infrastructure necessary to accelerate Bitcoin as collateral across other blockchains. BadgerDAO is extremely community focused and has succeeded in creating a seamlessly operating DAO out of a group of random people with a shared set of values …
 
VitaDAO is a decentralized collective funding early stage longevity research. Their mission is to extend human lifespan by researching, financing, and commercializing longevity therapeutics in an open and democratic manner. We were joined by Tyler Golato and Paul Kohlhaas, co-founders of Molecule and initiators of VitaDAO to talk about how drug dis…
 
Vitalik Buterin joins us for an in-depth conversation at EthCC 4 in Paris. During his keynote presentation, he expressed his hope for Ethereum to go beyond DeFi as he wishes to see more non-financial applications built on the platform. From better social media platforms to novel approaches for funding public goods, from his perspective, Ethereum ha…
 
EthCC is back and stronger than ever! Despite the pandemic, ongoing travel restrictions and sanitary passes, the Ethereum France team hosted the fourth edition of the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris. Over 1,000 people attended the week-long affair, which saw an impressive number of side events and, as always, legendary parties. For many atte…
 
Recently launched Osmosis is a Cosmos based and IBC enabled AMM protocol that allows for a high level of customization by liquidity providers. As the main dex on the Cosmos network, Osmosis provides liquidity for IBC-enabled Cosmos assets like AKT and ATOM for the first time. Head of the Osmosis development team, Sunny Aggarwal, joined us for a cha…
 
Originally started with a focus on prediction markets, Gnosis has done innovative work around automated market makers (AMMs) and decentralized exchanges for years. The latest protocol launched by the Gnosis team is CowSwap. CowSwap introduces various innovations that could improve user experience, reduce gas costs, reduce the effects of MEV and res…
 
Centrifuge is an open and permissionless protocol built on Polkadot and Ethereum that unlocks collateral for DeFi. Centrifuge allows for the tokenization of real world assets such as invoices, real estate, or goods, and puts them on the blockchain. This allows users to borrow against these assets from investors. Investors lend dai in exchange for a…
 
Ethereum 2.0 is an upgrade to the Ethereum network that aims to improve the network's security and scalability. Recently, we chatted to Danny Ryan about the Merge and switch to Proof of Stake. As a follow up to that episode, we were joined by Dankrad Feist, who heads the sharding and statelessness research at the Ethereum Foundation. We dove deep i…
 
In the season two finale of The Margaret Cho Mortal Minority, Margaret and comedian Sherry Cola discuss the unsolved 2017 murder of a Chinese-American teenager that has recently been reclassified as a hate crime. Also, the anti-Chinese laws in the Bay Area town Antioch that led to the destruction of its Chinatown in 1876. We are highlighting the Oa…
 
zkSync is a trustless protocol for scalable low-cost transactions on Ethereum. It's also the only zkRollup protocol which supports EVM smart contracts. Alex Gluchowski is co-founder of Matter Labs, and co-creator of zkSync. We spoke with Alex in depth about how the protocol works and the potential for a highly scalable transaction and application l…
 
Margaret and comedian Phil Yu discuss the 1880 Denver Riot and the recent San Leandro beating of an 80-year-old Asian man. This week, we are highlighting the San Leandro nonprofit Community Impact Lab. Founded by Xouhoa Bowen, Community Impact Lab envisions a world where women and their abilities are valued, where work and life can be integrated, a…
 
By default, all transactions made on Ethereum are public. Tornado Cash is a decentralized privacy preserving solution built on Ethereum which adds privacy through obfuscation. Users can place Ether and some stable coins in prescribed increments [1 Eth, 10 Eth, 100 Eth...] into the Tornado Pool. In return, they are issued a private note, with which …
 
This week, Margaret and photographer and judge of Asia’s Next Top Model Yu Tsai, discuss the recent Indianapolis FedEx shooting that took the lives of nine people, including four members of the Sikh community. Also, the 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting. This week we are highlighting the GoFundMe page for the Indianapolis survivors fund. https://www.gofu…
 
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are tokens that we can use to represent ownership of unique items. They let us tokenize things like art, collectibles, even real estate. They can only have one official owner at a time and they're secured by the Ethereum blockchain. And they have taken the crypto space by storm is recent months. Showtime is a NFT social m…
 
Margaret and Comedian Irene Tu discuss the life and controversial death of Haing Ngor, a survivor of Khmer Rouge and the first and only Asian actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. We are highlighting the GoFundMe page for Chui Fong Eng. The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Margaret Cho and Wade Ryan. Produced …
 
Ethereum will switch from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS) likely already later this year in a much anticipated upgrade to Ethereum 2. The switch to PoS aims to make Ethereum both more secure and more sustainable by securing the network through Ether instead of mining. A second Eth2 update will address scaling through sharding at a later…
 
Alchemix is a DeFi protocol that enables users to create self-repaying loans. Users deposit collateral (DAI) to take out a loan in Alchemix's native synthetic stablecoin, alUSD. Alchemix then uses the DAI deposits and puts them into the Yearn protocol to earn yield and over time, that yield automatically pays off your debt. We were joined by Alchem…
 
This week, Margaret is joined by comedian and writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Karen Chee, to discuss the 1887 Hells Canyon Massacre where 35 Chinese gold miners were ambushed and murdered. Also, they talk about the London Livestreamer who stopped a knife attack against a Singaporean student. This episode highlights Stop AAPI Hate. This is an…
 
This week Margaret talks with comedian Atsuko Okatsuka about the murder of JOHN CHAU, the 26 year old missionary who was killed when he tried to convert a remote Sentinelese tribe in 2018 and the recent attack on a Brooklyn Chef and her cat. The GOFUNDME for Ponzu the cat has been fulfilled but consider donating to a local animal shelter in Ponzu's…
 
Curve is an Automated Market Maker (AMM) that lets users and other decentralized protocols exchange stablecoins (DAI to USDC for example) with low fees and low slippage. Unlike exchanges that match a buyer and a seller, users transact with the smart contract itself. By providing a flatter curve targeted for relatively stable pairs, Curve has establ…
 
Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP)-1559 is a proposal to make several tightly coupled additions to Ethereum’s transaction fee mechanism. Central to the design is a base fee, which plays the role of a reserve price and is meant to match supply and demand. Every transaction included in a block must pay that block’s base fee (per unit of gas), and th…
 
This week, Margaret and comedian Robin Tran discuss the bizarre 2005 murders of a Little Saigon psychic and her daughter -- known as the Fortune Teller Murders. Also, Margaret shares a psychic prediction that actually came true, a deep-dive on Pho, and Feng-Shui. This week we are highlighting Cali Kye Cab, which is a Bay Area service covering cab r…
 
Jeff and Phil welcome writer Paula Yoo, author of the young adult book From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement. They discuss the legacy of the case, the incredible amount of research that went into this book, and the importance of chronicling this story for younger gene…
 
This week, Margaret talks with podcaster/author Kristen Meinzer about Andrew Suh, a 19 year old college student who killed his sister's fiancé at her behest in 1993. Also, they talk about Meghan Markle and the invisible elements of biracial identity, how Margaret is thrilled to have moved into 'Ajumma' territory, and why forgiveness is overrated. T…
 
Flashbots is a research and development company focussed on Miner Extractable Value (MEV). MEV is the profit a miner can make through their ability to arbitrarily include, exclude, or re-order transactions from the blocks they produce. Flashbots has created a fork of the ethereum geth client, MEV-geth, to allow miners to exploit MEV, currently run …
 
Trevor McFedries joined us for a fascinating chat about his background in the football and music industries, and how this led him into crypto. Trevor is the cofounder of Brud, a technology startup specializing in artificial intelligence and media. At Brud, they create social media personas with the help of CGI technology, the most well known being …
 
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