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Crypto Sapiens hosts discussions with innovative Web 3.0 builders to help everyone learn about decentralized money systems including Ethereum, Bitcoin and DeFi. It empowers people with information to better understand the complex crypto ecosystem and go from crypto curious to crypto natives.
 
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[mini-series] The Foundations of DeSci hosted by Flowscience.💡 #4/4: Is Science A Public Good? 🧠 DeScientralized ~ Exploring the Social Layer of Decentralized Science Introduction:What does it mean to decentralize science? In this series, we’ll consider the fundamental aspects of science as a social activity & institution through the lens of variou…
 
Today we are chatting with Zakk, a core contributor at Coordinape. Coordinape spreads decision-making power to the fringes, giving everyone in an organization an opportunity to recognize and reward their peers. According to Zakk, leaving a note to people you recognize on Coordinape has become an important intrinsic motivator. "People might forget h…
 
Today we are chatting with Alex Poon, cofounder of Charmverse. This conversation touches on Charmverse, of course, but it is also a good resource to understand product development.Alex, a 3-time founder, tells us he and his team tried 50 things before they arrived at the product we see today. He describes the role leaders play in fostering new idea…
 
[mini-series] The Foundations of DeSci hosted by Flowscience.💡 #3/4: Publishing, Reputation and Censorship 🧠 DeScientralized ~ Exploring the Social Layer of Decentralized Science Introduction What does it mean to decentralize science? In this series, we’ll consider the fundamental aspects of science as a social activity & institution through the le…
 
Today we are chatting with Michael McGuiness, Co-founder of gm.xyz We compare the different schools of thought on building decentralized social platforms, protocols vs. apps; we also touch on how we could connect with society at large to help people understand and care about decentralization; additionally, we discuss how decentralized social can im…
 
[mini-series] The Foundations of DeSci hosted by Flowscience.💡 #2/4: Funding, IP and Ownership 🧠 DeScientralized ~ Exploring the Social Layer of Decentralized Science Introduction What does it mean to decentralize science? In this series, we’ll consider the fundamental aspects of science as a social activity & institution through the lens of variou…
 
Today we are chatting with Lukas of Safe, or Gnosis Safe, as it is most commonly known.Lukas started with Safe as its Product Manager, and as the project grew, he became its Co-founder. This episode IMO is very timely. As the current state of crypto shows, we must take custody of our wallets and digital assets. Safe helps you achieve this.Our conve…
 
Hello and welcome to Crypto Sapiens Today we are chatting with Henry Lee, Co-founder of Noox, a platform where you collect achievement badges as soulbound NFTs and build your reputation. We briefly explore his crypto journey, starting with a Layer 1 blockchain that he helped launch focusing on interoperability, where he also worked on Decentralized…
 
🧠 DeScientralized ~ Exploring the Social Layer of Decentralized Science hosted by Flowscience Introduction What does it mean to decentralize science? In this series, we’ll consider the fundamental aspects of science as a social activity & institution through the lens of various contributors in the DeSci space. The first four episodes will be publis…
 
Today we are talking with David Phelps, co-creator of JokeDAO, EcoDAO, and Cowfund. He's also a writer and steward at Gitcoin. David has often been interviewed about jokeDAO, so we skip much of that discussion and instead cover a wide range of topics, including DAO culture, 100xing Twitter, web3 memes, and collaborative creation. On that last one, …
 
Welcome to Crypto Sapiens Network Sponsored by Otterspace.Today we are talking with Tony Herrera, Founder of PaisanoDAO and member of Neon DAO, ReadyPlayerDAO, and WAGMI United.Tony talks about his background as an immigrant activist and how working in that field led him to discover Bitcoin and, eventually, Ethereum.He also shares his early interes…
 
Welcome to episode 4 of our 4-part mini-series, Web3 ID on Crypto Sapiens Podcast Network Sponsored by Otterspace. Overview of Web3 ID Web3 Identity is a new Crypto Sapiens series that features discussions with key builders from across the web3 landscape, including Gitcoin, BrightID, DAOHaus, Orange Protocol and more, to demystify the emerging topi…
 
Hello, and welcome back to Crypto Sapiens Podcast Sponsored by Otterspace.Today we are talking with Nelson, Co-founder of Avenue. We start by discussing the tools that DAOs use, specifically Discord, and some of the challenges presented by them. Nelson says tools force behaviors on us. So, if we use the wrong tools, we will inevitably also use the …
 
Welcome to episode 3 of our 4-part mini-series, Web3 ID on Crypto Sapiens Podcast Network Sponsored by Otterspace.Overview of Web3 ID Web3 Identity is a new Crypto Sapiens series that features discussions with key builders from across the web3 landscape including Gitcoin, BrightID, DAOHaus, Orange Protocol and more to demystify the emerging topic o…
 
Today we are talking to Erick Pinos, Business Development Lead at Orange Protocol. Erick describes the start of his crypto journey at MIT, where he joined the MIT Bitcoin Club, eventually leading him to the Blockchain Education Network, where he serves as President. He also points to the seed for identity and on-chain credentials being planted ther…
 
Welcome to episode 2 of our 4 part mini-series, Web3 ID on Crypto Sapiens Podcast NetworkOverview of Web3 ID Web3 Identity is a new Crypto Sapiens series that features discussions with key builders from across the web3 landscape including Gitcoin, BrightID, DAOHaus, Orange Protocol and more to demystify the emerging topic of self-sovereign identity…
 
Welcome back to another special episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we are featuring conversations captured LIVE from MCON2. This was an emotional experience for me as MCON1 was my first ETH event; it was also the public debut of Crypto Sapiens. Previous to that, we had published just 2 episodes, and there I was now hosting LIVE interviews!?! Thankful…
 
Guest Intro 0. 00 - 2.37 Transition to Bankless DAO 2.37 - 6.30 Writing and its contribution to DAOs and web3 6.30 - 15.00 Writing and exploration of Aragon 15.00 - 20.03 Expectation, Commitment and the Freedom in BanklessDAO 20.03 - 26.24 Gaining Equity in DAOs 26.24 28.20 Recognition of Plans 28.20 - 29.19 Reasons why Aragon becomes a DAO 29.19 -…
 
Hello, and welcome back to Crypto Sapiens. Today we are talking with Crypto Bushi, Founder of DAOpunks and now also Memelord at Bankless HQ. We start our discussion with Crypto Bushi describing how he became green pilled and joined Bankless DAO after receiving an airdrop as an early supporter of Bankless HQ. He also recalls the role Bankless DAO co…
 
As Aaron puts it, the ultimate usage of DAOs is self-organizing and self-governance. If this concept is applied to our everyday lives, then we would truly be using this technology to its full potential. This eventually led to him launching Govrn, a platform where you can track, record and manage your DAO contributions.Aaron believes DAOs are not ma…
 
Today we are talking to Niran, Founder of Panvala. We begin our conversation with a brief introduction to Niran and his crypto journey thus far. He recalls his initial thoughts of Ethereum, and crypto as a whole was not very positive. It wasn’t until he learned of Augur that he began to understand the possibilities of crypto and began to contribute…
 
Today we are talking to BanklessChick, Core founder of talentDAO. Our conversation explores her background in research science, her contributions to Bankless DAO including being a member of their Governance Solutions Engineers, and the inspiration for launching talentDAO. BanklessChick says, “ETHDenver was where she first learned of DeSci and is wh…
 
Welcome back to Crypto Sapiens. Today we are talking to Tesa, self-described Cat Herder, at Fight Club. We start the conversation with her describing her journey to becoming a Bankless DAO member in its early days, and the role the DAO played in launching Fight Club. This conversation was super enlightening, especially in learning about the similar…
 
Hello, and welcome to a very special episode of Crypto Sapiens. We recently traveled to New York to attend NFT NYC and the various DAO-related events being hosted that same week. Today’s episode features conversations with some of the speakers and guests at the DAOPlanet NYC event. DAOPlanet NYC presented an opportunity to connect with the top thin…
 
We're excited to be chatting with Zeez and Eric, Co-founders of WellnessDAO. Many times, especially in web3, I think, we find ourselves putting off our mental health and wellbeing in order to keep up with all the development news and speculation.Today we will explore this topic framed by the personal journeys of Zeez and Eric, and WellnessDAO.We st…
 
Hello, everyone. And welcome back to Crypto Sapiens. Today we are talking with Nathan, Ecosystem Lead at Snapshot, to discuss digital governance and the role that Snapshot, the decentralized voting system, plays in it.We kick off the conversation with an introduction to Nathan and unpack his interest in political philosophy from a young age. He rec…
 
Welcome back to Crypto Sapiens. Today we are talking with Spencer Graham, aka spengrah. He is an early builder of DAOHaus, the no-code platform for creating and managing a DAO. We kick off our conversation with him sharing his crypto journey starting in late 2016, ramping up in 2017, and in 2018 co-hosting the Chicago Ethereum meetup. In 2020 he at…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we welcome Tamer, Co-founder of streetwear brand, Jobedu, and artist behind the NFT community project, Egos Paradise. We talk with him about building authentic, multicultural communities, what it means to be an entrepreneur in web3, and applying regenerative economics to digital and physical …
 
Welcome back to another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we are talking with En. En is Head of Community at Wonderverse, a web3 project mgmt system for DAO and dOrgs, and a member of The Towers Three, an initiative where they practice long-form writing about the web3 ecosystem and DEI organizing. En describes themself as a queer, black trans leader…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we are talking with Cryptowitch, Founder of 0xx, a community and education hub that empowers all women with the tools they need to confidently navigate the web3 ecosystem.We kick off our discussion by exploring Cryptowitch’s crypto journey, which started in 2017 with Bitcoin and Ethereum. She…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we are talking with Regan.Regan joins us to share her wonderful story of learning about crypto and falling deep down the rabbit hole, and coming out the other end as an influential figure who is helping to break down barriers for new people to find their way into crypto, in particular women t…
 
Thanks for tuning into another episode of Cryptosapiens. Cult DAO is a decentralized venture capital platform whose manifesto, an evocative piece written by Mr. O'Modulus, an anonymous person that founded the DAO, sets the tone for the project.We explore the DAO, made up of Guardians who propose projects for funding, and The Many, the community, wh…
 
Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today Humpty Calderon talks with Susie Jaramillo, Co-founder of Encantos, creators of Canticos. In our conversation with Susie, we discuss building a brand, launching a media platform, serving bilingual, educational content to families worldwide, and what it means to bridge traditional medi…
 
Welcome back to Crypto Sapiens. Today Humpty Calderon talks with Fattybagz and Shreddy, core members of Olympus DAO. We talk about Olympus DAO and decentralized reserve currencies. We also dive deep into a discussion about what is a DAO, vetting contributors and finding value alignment in a DAO. I truly hope you enjoy this conversation. If you’d li…
 
Today we are talking with Anjali Young, CCO of CollabLand. She walks us through her personal journey in web3 and her role at CollabLand. We discuss NFTs, DAOs, collaboration, and community. We also touch on the current phase of CollabLand and what it may have in store for the future. We truly hope you enjoy this conversation. If you’d like to learn…
 
Today we're talking with Chase Chapman, contributor to the web3 ecosystem including Index Coop, Orca Protocol, and RabbitHole. She also hosts On the Other Side, a podcast that explores the human side of web3. We discuss the catalyst to DAOs over the past year and what sets them apart from traditional organizations. We explore DAO onboarding, permis…
 
Hello, everyone. Welcome back for another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we chat with Metadreamer, founder of MetaFactory and all-around META thinker in web3. We pick up the conversation with him sharing his interest in technology and startups from an early age, and how his fashion startup evolved into MetaFactory. We touch on the inequality and …
 
Hello, everyone and welcome back to Crypto Sapiens. Today we're chatting with Jesse Johnson, summoner of Aavegotchi. This episode was recorded during ETHDenver 2022 at a cafe outside the Art Hotel. We discuss Aavegotchi, being an accessibility onramp for crypto curious people, creating a rich user experience including building the Gotchiverse. We t…
 
Today we have a very special episode. Our team traveled to ETHDenver 2022 and recorded a few conversations with projects in attendance. We had a very ambitious goal to visit as many of the booths as we could. But, as you may have realized if you were also in attendance, that was near impossible. Not simply because of the sheer number of participant…
 
Today we're talking with Jaf, Product and Development Lead at Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS); which positions itself as the protocol for blockchain based notifications that are chain agnostic, platform independent, and incentivized. Some of the use cases we discuss are loan liquidation notifications, ENS name expiration notifications, an…
 
In this episode, we talk with Graadient, aka Hannes Graah (HANNESS GRAY), Founder of GRO Protocol. We discuss his journey into web3, starting at Spotify, to Revolut, and eventually to creating Gro Protocol. We compare TradFi and DeFi including deposit protection and insurance, while exploring the innovative strategies available on Gro. i.e. VAULT, …
 
We're back with another episode of Crypto Sapiens. In this episode, we talk with John Paller and Joshua Lapidus, Founder and Executive Community Steward of Opolis, respectively. We discuss Opolis, the digital employment cooperative starting with its inspiration and founding back in 2017. We explore democratized employment and the need for turnkey s…
 
In this episode we talk with Farrah and Weaver, core team members at Yearn Finance. We discuss the Yearn ecosystem including its organizational model from the lens of each of their journeys transitioning from FANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) to making waves in web3. We explore what growth looks like in web3, along with emergent op…
 
Hello, everyone. We’re back with another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we’re talking with Joel Lin, contributor at CitaDAO, to learn about the DeFi Real Estate ecosystem. We explore CitaDAO and its mission not just to tokenize real estate, but build the Ethereum of Real Estate. We hope you enjoy this conversation. Let’s get started. If you’d lik…
 
We’re back with another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we talk with Supriyo, Founder and CEO of Hyype, the NFT social network that enables collectors and curators to connect stories to NFTs in their collections. We discuss providing a space tailored to the uniqueness of NFT communities, in addition to creating the culture, history and lore of the…
 
We’re back with another episode of Crypto Sapiens. Today we’re talking to Aldo de Pape and GenomesDAO intern, Co-founder and contributor of GenomesDAO respectively. We learn about the DNA data bank that puts you in control of your genome. GenomesDAO seeks to address privacy, security and ownership concerns of DNA testing and sharing by building the…
 
We’re back with the first episode of 2022! Today we’re talking to Yenwen Feng and Nick Tong of Perpetual Protocol about perpetual swaps, concentrated liquidity for derivatives, and scaling Ethereum on Layer 2 solutions. We cover Perpetual Protocol v2, aka Curie, and their choice to migrate from xDai to Optimism. Perpetual protocol is an on-chain DE…
 
Bankless DAO is a community working to drive adoption and awareness of decentralized money systems like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DeFi. Join us to discuss the origin, history, mission and future of Bankless DAO with Frogmonkee (core contributor) as well as his perspective on lessons learned during the first six months of this awe-inspiring social expe…
 
Pickle Finance is a yield optimizing DeFi protocol that dishes out refreshingly crunchy auto-compounded rewards. Hear Larry the Cucumber (Co-founder at Pickle Finance) talk about his journey into crypto, the history of DeFi, how they got involved with building a money fermentation machine, the future of protocol interoperability and incentive struc…
 
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