June 30, 2020
Trail of Bits is a software security firm who advise in a range of industries, including the blockchain space. They are experts at identifying top-level risks and implementation vulnerabilities, and providing essential recommendations on best practices. Dan Guido, the CEO and Co-founder, explains all things software security in a really detailed and technical, yet easy to digest way.
June 23, 2020
Hugh Karp, the CEO and Founder of Nexus Mutual, has combined his insurance industry knowledge with his passion for decentralized technology to build an insurance solution for Ethereum users.
June 17, 2020
Opyn is a smart contract-based insurance platform built on a generalized options protocol. Zubin Koticha, CEO & Co-founder, is currently working on V2 of the platform where their focus for improvements is on cash efficiency, trading mechanism, and network effects.
June 10, 2020
Gabriel Jimenez was approached by the Venezuelan presidency to create a national digital currency. Months later, he almost paid with his life when he was held at gunpoint in the President’s palace. From the safety of the US, Gabriel is finally able to share his side of the story.
June 2, 2020
Covid-19 has plunged us into a crisis like none other we’ve experienced in our lifetime. Jim Bianco, President and Macro Strategist at Bianco Research, has been sharing his views on the long- term, macroeconomic consequences of the pandemic. He brings an enormous amount of clarity and insight into this issue.
May 28, 2020
In this inaugural post-interview chat, Friederike and I discuss our recent interview with Arweave Co-founder and CEO, Sam Williams.
May 26, 2020
Arweave is a new data storage protocol that enables economically sustainable permanence for the first time. Sam Williams, of Arweave, talks about the technical solution they have built, the economic model around endowment, and the ethical and philosophical questions the permanence of information against concepts like “the right to be forgotten” raises.
May 22, 2020
Sia CEO David Vorick is back on the podcast to talk about a new product recently released by their team: Skynet.
May 19, 2020
Loopring is a non-custodial DEX protocol that achieves high-throughput trading by leveraging ZK-Rollups. Daniel Wang, Founder & CEO, talks about why they decided to focus on DEXes and their plans beyond version 3.0.
May 12, 2020
Julian Assange, creator of WikiLeaks, is currently in prison in London facing extradition to the US for violating the Espionage Act. John Shipton, Julian's father, is seeking support from the crypto community to help fund Julian's legal defense. He and Harry Halpin, CEO of Nym Technologies, discuss how a conviction could jeopardize censorship resistance and privacy.
May 5, 2020
Genesis Mining is a leading hash power provider offering cloud cryptocurrency mining as a service. Co-founder & CEO Marco Streng shares how he built his company from the ground up, and is now expanding beyond crypto to address other profitable markets in cloud computing.
April 28, 2020
Aave is building a suite of non-custodial DeFi tools that allow users to earn interest on their deposits and borrow assets. Stani Kulechov and Marc Zeller explain their vision for the Aave protocol as an essential part of the DeFi ecosystem.
April 21, 2020
Optimism is a new Public Benefit Corporation that builds on the lessons of the Plasma research and is implementing Optimistic Rollups. Jinglan Wang and Karl Floersch, co-founders of Optimism, explain the transition to this new entity and its goals moving forward.
April 14, 2020
AZTEC Protocol is a protocol that enables private transactions on Ethereum. CEO and CTO, Tom Pocock and Zac Williamson have plans to build AZTEC into a fully functional DeFi application with which all kinds of trades, swaps, and financial operations will be possible, with privacy.
April 7, 2020
Ryan Sean Adams is the Founder of Mythos Capital and the author of the popular DeFi newsletter, Bankless. He also hosts a podcast by the same name with David Hoffman.
April 2, 2020
In another of our bonus episodes recorded at EthCC in Paris, we caught up with Jason Goldberg, CEO and Founder of Pepo and Ost, and James Dyer, Co-founder and Head of Product at Decrypt. We chatted about the new launch of Decrypt's token built on Ost technology.
March 31, 2020
What will the World look like after capital? In his book, World After Capital, Albert Wenger makes the case that as we transition from the Industrial Age to the Age of Knowledge, human attention will become our most valued scarce resource.
March 26, 2020
We caught up with Joseph Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys, at this year's EthCC. It has been over a year since he last came on the show, and we wanted to get his take on what has been happening in the ecosystem since then.
March 24, 2020
We are joined by David Hoffman, Chief of Operations at RealT, a company which tokenizes realestate assets into security tokens. He is also well known for numerous pieces he has written on Ethereum and DeFi and is co-host of the POV Crypto podcast.
March 17, 2020
This week we have a special episode on the Corona Virus. We are joined by guest Ryan Selkis, CEO of Messari. Ryan was one of the first people in the space to start talking about Covid19 and has been very vocal on this subject in his newsletter since.
March 13, 2020
This episode was recorded at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris last week. We were joined by Gonçalo Sá of ConsenSys Diligence, Jérôme de Tychey of Ethereum France, and Cassidy Daly of Centrifuge.
March 10, 2020
We are joined by founder of TQ Tezos, Jacob Arluck. TQ Tezos is a company that works to advance the Tezos ecosystem by creating open source software and other public goods. We hear about how TQ is working to make Tezos more accessible.
March 3, 2020
Bison Trails is a company which provides staking infrastructure for a variety of PoS blockchains. We are joined by CEO Joe Lallouz and he shares their vision to build a better proof of stake ecosystem, and infrastructure centralization in PoS.
February 28, 2020
With the influx of crypto investors in the space since 2017, it’s no wonder the IRS is looking at gains on Bitcoin and Ether as a way to fill their quotas for audits. The complexity of crypto makes these taxpayers low-hanging fruit.
February 25, 2020
Gabriel Shapiro discusses US Securities Law and shares his philosophy for how Tokenized Networks should be regulated. He also suggests how the recent “safe harbor” framework could be improved to benefit the industry.
February 18, 2020
Itamar Lesuisse, Co-founder and CEO of Argent, is building products that enable intuitive, secure, and permissionless access to Decentralized Finance (DeFi) for the masses.
February 11, 2020
To enable greater flexibility for applications, Nervos created a Common Knowledge Base to focus on the security of assets, while a complementary layer of Virtual Machines facilitates computation.
February 4, 2020
Synthetix is a company creating synthetic assets for DeFi, enabling exposure to fiat currencies, commodities (gold and silver), cryptocurrencies, and, eventually, traditional equities.
January 28, 2020
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) attempts to apply the same rules and regulations required of traditional finance to the world of virtual currencies.
January 21, 2020
As the industry is focused on Layer 2 solutions to scale transaction capacity of public blockchains, Algorand believes the blockchain trilemma is a result of current technological limitations.
January 15, 2020
Blockchain protocols are notorious for mitigating centralized control. As the ecosystem grows and communities want to help a distributed protocol advance, governance is a challenge worth pursuing.
January 8, 2020
Charlie Shrem learned of Bitcoin in an IRC chat in 2011 and quickly became one of the industry’s first builders and evangelists that helped the world understand and use cryptocurrency.
December 31, 2019
Monetary policy in a globally connected world means policymaking in a single country has far-reaching ramifications. We discuss some of the nuances of monetary policy from a global perspective.
December 24, 2019
Interacting with crypto-assets is an anxiety-inducing experience for many people. A panel of industry leaders discuss usability, design, and how they believe cryptocurrency wallets will evolve.
December 17, 2019
David Vorick discusses Sia and his mission to disrupt centralized cloud storage companies like Amazon Web Services with distributed technologies that use cryptocurrencies to enable a P2P marketplace.
December 10, 2019
Taylor Monahan, CEO of MyCrypto, discusses her history in the crypto-space, why she created MyEtherWallet, and what life was like running one of the most popular tools for cryptocurrency in 2017.
December 4, 2019
Luka Muller joins us to discuss Syngum: a crypto-asset bank created to fill a crucial missing component between the old world of finance, and the emerging world of distributed protocols.
November 26, 2019
Viktor Radchenko speaks about how he became interested in the cryptocurrency space, and why he built Trust Wallet, a noncustodial wallet solution that's now apart of Binance.
November 19, 2019
Nishant Sharma, Head of Community Relations at Bitmain joins us to discuss the story of the company and its growth into becoming the largest ASIC manufacturer in the world.
November 13, 2019
Kraken CEO and Founder Jesse Powell joins us to discuss the history and values of Kraken, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges.
November 6, 2019
Solana is building a hyper-scalable blockchain capable of 50,000 tps without sharding. We were joined by Solana CEO Anatoly Yakovenko to discuss their unique technological breakthroughs and approach to delivering blockchain scalability.
October 29, 2019
We’re joined by Rhys Lindmark, Head of Community and Long-Term Societal Impact at the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative.
October 22, 2019
We're joined by Eli Ben Sasson, Co-founder and Cheif Scientist in the East at Starkware. His company is developing a full proof-stack which leverages STARKs as a blockchain scalability solution.
October 15, 2019
We’re joined by Yoni Assia, Founder and CEO of eToro. The concept behind this world-leading social trading platform is users invest smarter by automatically copying the top traders in the community.
October 8, 2019
This week, you'll hear a panel moderated by Sunny on DAO governance. The panelists where Ameen Soleimani of MolochDAO, Stephanie Hurder of Prysm Group, Jorge Izquierdo of Aragon One, and Sebastian Gajek of ditCraf.
October 2, 2019
This week, you'll hear a panel moderated by Sebastien on usability and user experience in blockchain-based apps and products. The panelists where Chriss Sugg of AirSwap, Alex Van de Sande of the Ethereum Foundation, Itamar Lesuisse or Argent and Pedro Gomez of Wallet Connect.
September 24, 2019
We’re joined by Omer Shlomovits and Ouriel Ohayon, Co-founders of ZenGo. Their product is a ‘keyless’ crypto wallet, which means users never need to generate or store a key which gives them access to their funds.
September 18, 2019
From a career in communications engineering, listen as Sharon Goldberg, CEO of Arwen, shares her journey into cryptography. From its beginnings with a whitepaper on eclipse attacks, Arwen has grown into a platform enabling atomic swaps on centralized exchanges.
September 10, 2019
We’re pleased to be joined by the legendary cryptographer and computer scientist, David Chaum. From his early beginnings at Berkley, David pioneered many of the cryptographic techniques used in secure systems and cryptocurrencies today.
September 3, 2019
We're joined by Ayo Akinyele, CEO of Bolt Labs. Bolt is building a new privacy-focused layer-2 payment channel network design, initially built on Zcash.
August 27, 2019
We’re joined by Eric Conner and Anthony Sassano, founders of EthHub. Started in January of 2019, EthHub’s goal is to provide a trusted, objective source of information for the Ethereum ecosystem.
August 20, 2019
This week we're joined by Daniel Shin. He is the Co-Founder of Terra, an algorithmic stablecoin which is already seeing success for e-commerce transactions in Korea just weeks after launching.
August 13, 2019
We’re joined by Erik Voorhees, Founder & CEO of Shapeshift. who talks about the learning curves over the past 5 years and the launch of ShapeShift’s brand new V2 platform, which includes many new features.
August 6, 2019
We're joined by Igor Barinov, the tech lead of the POA network. The POA Network achieves a reduction in transaction costs by many orders of magnitude by having a set of trusted validators.
July 30, 2019
We're joined by Rune Christensen, CEO and Co-Founder of MakerDAO to discuss the rise of DAI as the first successful algorithmically backed stable token as well as the challenges ahead.
July 24, 2019
We’re joined by Ameen Soleimani, Co-founder and CEO of SpankChan. Recently, Ameen headed a project called Moloch DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization with the goal to fund Ethereum 2.0 development.
July 16, 2019
We’re joined by Jerry Brito, Executive Director of Coin Center. In 2014, he founded Coin Center, a leading research and advocacy center focussing on cryptocurrencies.
July 9, 2019
In this episode, we caught up with Robert Leshner, founder of the Compound protocol. Compound is one of the first examples of a well-functioning lending market built using smart contracts, built on Ethereum.
July 4, 2019
We're joined by Rob Dawson, Head of Product at PegaSys. PegaSys is the protocol engineering spoke of ConsenSys, and the team building Pantheon, a Java implementation of the Ethereum client.
June 25, 2019
Lawyer Stephen Palley joined us to discuss the SEC case against Kik, the evolving US regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies and the recent announcement of the Libra cryptocurrency.
June 21, 2019
This is part two of a two part bonus series. These sessions were recorded at the first Interchain Conversations conference which took place in Berlin on June 13th and 14th, 2019.
June 21, 2019
This is part one of a two-part bonus series. These sessions were recorded at the first Interchain Conversations conference which took place in Berlin on June 13th and 14th, 2019.
June 18, 2019
We were joined by Hayden Adams to discuss the decentralized exchange Uniswap. We covered their automated system, the economic incentives powering Uniswap and the importance of decentralized exchanges.
June 11, 2019
We're joined by Tal Moran, Chief Scientist at Spacemesh. This new consensus protocol is designed to run on home desktop PCs, filling free space on users' hard drives to create a Proof of Space-Time.
June 4, 2019
We’re joined by Dominic Tarr, a sailor, and the Founder of Secure Scuttlebutt. This curiously named project has a fascinating approach to creating a truly distributed social network.
May 28, 2019
We’re joined by Dan Robinson, a research partner at Paradigm, and the author the “Rainbow Network” paper. The paper describes an off-chain decentralized synthetics exchange which leverages payment channels.
May 22, 2019
We’re joined by Jill Carlson. Recently, she co-founded the Open Money Initiative, a research organization which looks into how people use money in closed economies. Their initial focus is on Venezuela where years of economic downturn and strict currency controls have created a humanitarian crisis which has political repercussions well beyond the country’s borders.
May 16, 2019
Ethereum Foundation Executive Director Aya Miyaguchi joined us to discuss the role of the Ethereum Foundation, their grant program, governance approach and criticisms of the Ethereum Foundation.
May 7, 2019
We were joined by Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric. We covered his visionary Agoric papers and the convergence of his conception of smart contracts as secure bilateral agreements with blockchain.
April 30, 2019
We're joined by Mike Pieciak, President of the North American Securities Administrators Association. In 2018, “Operation Cryptosweep” investigated over 200 ICOs for potential investor fraud.
April 23, 2019
We're joined by Griff Green, one of the founders at Giveth. The organization, which emerged out of the ashes of the DAO, aims to create a better model for charitable work.
April 16, 2019
We're joined by Yaniv Tal, Project Lead at The Graph. The project aims to create a scalable marketplace for high-availability blockchain data indexes.
April 10, 2019
We're joined by Simon de la Rouviere, an independent researcher and blogger. In recent months, Simon's research has focused on Token Curated Registries (or TCRs), and the economics of curation markets.
April 3, 2019
We're joined by Ethan Buchman and Sunny Aggarwal of Cosmos. With its recent mainnet launch, we discuss how the network is running and address potential issues relating to governance and centralization of power.
March 27, 2019
We're joined by Jackson Palmer, co-creator of Dogecoin. Though he has left the project, Jackson shares the story of how he created the most popular meme cryptocurrency as a joke.
March 19, 2019
We're joined by Brian Hoffman and Washington Sanchez of OpenBazaar. The project has grown to become a mature decentralized marketplace where people come together to buy and sell products and services anonymously with crypto.
March 12, 2019
We join Michael Cordner and Daniel Lehnberg, two of the core developers of the Grin blockchain. Grin is the cypherpunk instantiation of the Mimblewimble protocol which uses highly secure cryptography.
March 5, 2019
Amaury Séchet is the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC and one of the masterminds behind Bitcoin Cash, a fork of Bitcoin focused on on-chain scalability through enabling increased block sizes.
February 28, 2019
Amaury Séchet is the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC and one of the masterminds behind Bitcoin Cash, a fork of Bitcoin focused on on-chain scalability through enabling increased block sizes.
February 20, 2019
We're joined by Ben Goertzel, CEO of SingularityNET, a company building a marketplace for Artificial Intelligence which leverages blockchain.
February 13, 2019
We're joined by Alexey Akhunov, an independent Ethereum researcher. Alexey leads TurboGeth and the state rent working group for the Ethereum 1.x project.
February 7, 2019
We were joined by Blockstream core engineer Christian Decker to speak about the vision of the Lightning Network, how the project progressed in the last years and remaining obstacles to scaling Bitcoin.
January 30, 2019
We're joined by Jameson Lopp. Jameson is known for his Twitter presence and his excellent writing. Over the years, He has written extensively about Bitcoin development, cryptocurrencies, and personal operational security.
January 24, 2019
We were joined by Martin Köppelmann, Founder of Gnosis, and Matan Field, Founder of DAOstack. We talked about the dxDAO, a DAO, which will manage the decentralized exchange protocol DutchX and could be the first DAO to get escape velocity.
January 15, 2019
This week, we look back on the early days of Epicenter and how the podcast has evolved over the years. We also answer your questions in our first ever AMA.
January 8, 2019
We're joined by Joseph Lubin, Founder and CEO of ConsenSys. Since founding ConsenSys in 2014, the company has since grown to a distributed organization of over 1,000 people.
January 1, 2019
CoinList President and Co-founder Andy Bromberg joined us to discuss the history of CoinList, the state of token sales, the regulatory environment around token sales and the potential of security tokens.
December 25, 2018
We're joined by Nadav Hollander, co-founder and president of Dharma, a decentralized protocol for bringing tokenized lending contracts to the ethereum blockchain.
December 18, 2018
We're joined by David Andolfatto, VP of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In a recent paper, he explores the impact central bank digital currencies on the monopolistic banking sector.
December 12, 2018
We’re joined by James Prestwich, co-founder and CEO at Summa. Summa designs and implements cross-chain financial contracts and recently executed the first dutch auction in which participants bought ethereum based NFTs trustlessly with bitcoin.
December 4, 2018
We're joined by Nick Sullivan, Chief Cryptographer at Cloudflare. They recently launched an IPFS gateway and features which allow users to have strong guarantees as to the integrity of the content.
November 27, 2018
Ethereum Foundation Researcher Justin Drake joins us to discuss the roadmap to upgrade Ethereum and realize the scale and performance needed for a true world computer.
November 20, 2018
We're joined by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger. With dozens of networks in production, and backed by companies like IBM, Hyperleger is the most widely used blockchain technology for permissioned networks.
November 13, 2018
Coil Co-Founders Stefan Thomas and Ben Sharafian joined us to discuss the broken state of web monetization and why streaming payments to creators using ILP has a chance to change the course of the web.
November 6, 2018
Just as the Devcon4 was wrapping up, we sat down at the Prague Congress Center to share our thoughts on the event, and how the Ethereum ecosystem has evolved since we last met in Cancun.
October 31, 2018
Former Ethereum CTO and Parity Founder Gavin Wood joined us to discuss the early days of Ethereum, how Parity came about, their new blockchain framework Substrate and the case for on-chain governance.
October 23, 2018
We're joined by Monica Quaintance, Head of Engineering and Adoption at Kadena. The company is building a scalable platform and simplified smart contract language designed for business.
October 17, 2018
We're joined by Kevin Owocki, the Founder of Gitcoin, an Ethereum-based marketplace that leverages the open source community to incentivize and monetize development work.
October 11, 2018
We are joined by Jake Brukhman, CEO, and Alexander Bulkin, Chief Alchemist, to discuss the latest thoughts on investing in the cryptocurrency space.
October 5, 2018
We were joined by Tezos co-founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman to discuss the Tezos vision, history and where the project is heading next.
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