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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.
 
The go-to podcast trusted by fund managers, founders and operators in crypto and DeFi. Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), full-time crypto investor and General Partner at Spartan Capital, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context. Not financial advice.
 
Pan-Optic is a podcast featuring conversations between a critical theorist and a management consultant, cohosts (and longtime friends) Juan Pablo Melo and Jason Margaritis respectively. They met during a monotonous work assignment at a Washington-based government contractor in 2013. Jason and Juan Pablo sought refuge in daily extended work breaks musing about the limits of knowledge, the organizations of power, the regrets of Thrasymachus, and so on. Later, Jason received his MA in Governmen ...
 
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This week, we discuss the most controversial and exciting DeFi proposal to date...a plan to merge two protocols worth $1 BILLION combined: Fei and Rari. In this cross-production with the I Pledge Allegiance podcast, joined by Derek Hsue (Reverie), Joey Santoro (Fei Protocol) and Jai Bhavani (Rari Protocol) break down: Why is Fei merging with Rari? …
 
Sorare is a blockchain sports game which bridges fantasy football and NFT collectibles. A player collects a team of players in the form of NFTs and based on the performance of the players in the real world, scores points. At the end of the tournament, the Sorare participant is ranked and earns rewards. Nicolas Julia, Co-founder & CEO of Sorare, cre…
 
Multi chain is now a reality. Cross-chain infrastructure - which allows developers to build applications across blockchains like Ethereum and Solana - is receiving millions in venture funding. To understand how this unfolds, I spoke with Bryan Pellegrino, co-founder of LayerZero Labs on: How tomorrow's dapps will be completely different Why bridges…
 
Avalanche is an open, scalable, and secure smart contracts platform. It targets three broad use cases; building application-specific blockchains, building and launching highly scalable decentralized applications (dapps), and building arbitrarily complex digital assets with custom rules, covenants, and riders (smart assets). It prides itself off on …
 
At the core of DeFi 2.0 - the term that's coined by many in crypto to describe a new wave of DeFi protocols - is a project called Fei. Sitting on a treasury of $1B+, Fei has championed many new concepts in DeFi, including novel ways to achieve capital efficiency. Founder Joey Santoro (@joey__santoro) joins me in sharing: The largest public raise in…
 
Solana has pursued the vision of a single, fast and scalable blockchain from the start. Today, it has become one of the fastest growing ecosystems in crypto with hundreds of projects spanning DeFi, NFTs, Web3, and more. Last week 2,000 attendees descended on Lisbon for the first-ever Solana conference, Breakpoint. We caught up with Co-founder and C…
 
Are social tokens the next big thing in crypto? Facebook stepping into the Metaverse is just the beginning; we are about to see creators and consumers alike step into Web 3 in a scale never seen before. To explore what social tokens are, we invite Bradley Miles, founder of Roll, to discuss: The creator economy: what is it? What is the emerging soci…
 
Coin Center is an independant not-profit research and advocacy organisation focused on the public policy issues that affect cryptocurrencies and open permisionless blockchain networks. Their mission is to build a better understanding of technologies like Ethereum and Bitcoin and to promote a regulatory climate that preserves free speech and privacy…
 
Beta Finance is building a permissionless protocol for people to easily short overheated tokens. Incubated by Alpha and Binance Launchpad, Beta recently garnered a lot of attention by allowing users to short NFD, a fractionalized NFT of a doge painting. I'm joined by founder Allen (@handle) to talk about The importance of shorting in DeFi How Beta …
 
Cometh is a game on Ethereum that lets users own yield-generating NFTs, integrating both DeFi and NFT features into a single, fun gaming experience. As a player, you control spaceships (also called astronomers) orbiting around giant stars and your goal is to position yourself close to the asteroids (also known as smart asteroids) passing by. When y…
 
What is the cost of decentralization? Are VCs bad for crypto? Sushiswap's legendary CTO @JosephDelong joins us for an in-depth discussion on the controversial proposed fundraise for Sushi, known as "Phantom Troupe", as well as the latest developments in Sushi. We discuss: How do decentralized projects decide what to build? How does Sushi balance co…
 
Gyroscope is an "all-weather stablecoin" that is backed by a reserve portfolio that tries to diversify across many risk factors. By maintaining a reserve of many decorrelated assets, it makes Gyro Dollars more resilient, similar to how it is hard to move a spinning gyroscope. In a market where there's an explosion of new stablecoins, Gyroscope atte…
 
DAOs are the next big opportunity in crypto. This week, full time DAO advisor @Cooopahtroopa joins us for a definitive crash course in DAOs. We discuss: What makes a DAO, who are the main players? 30+ tools and tactics to create your own DAO Common pitfalls facing DAOs today 11 DAOs to watch out for Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial adv…
 
PieDAO is is a decentralized asset manager for tokenized portfolios and enables anyone to create allocations for both crypto and traditional assets. PIES are non-custodial pools available to anyone in the world with an internet connection. PIES require no minimum deposits for users. DOUGH is the token that governs the platform. Token holders are gi…
 
Within a month, the total value deposited across Avalanche projects grew over 1000% to $9B. As an investor, this obviously caught my attention, and I'm excited to have Jay Kurahashi-Sofue (@jkays17) and Nick Mussallem (@_nMoose) from Ava Labs share their learnings on achieving rapid growth in crypto. Small UX decisions that grew value by billions H…
 
Notional is a protocol on Ethereum that facilitates fixed-rate, fixed-term crypto asset lending and borrowing. The core concept of Notional is fCash, a zero-compound bond defined by a currency type and maturity date. Notional’s liquidity pools are built by liquidity providers who contribute cTokens and fCash and act as counterparty to the lenders a…
 
Lido is a DAO that provides a liquid staking solution for Ethreum 2.0. It lets users stake their Ether, without locking assets or needing to maintain infrastructure, whilst participating in on-chain activities. Lido attempts to solve the problems associated with initial Ethereum 2.0 staking - illiquidity, minimum requirements, immovability and acce…
 
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