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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 ...
 
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- ...
 
Profit margin perils, mental health crises, employee challenges. Being a butcher is so much more than cutting meat. No Ounce Wasted is a safe space for butchers to share their successes and woes, so that we can all learn and grow together. Join host Bryan Mayer, butcher, educator and Team USA World Butcher Competition member, as he has honest conversations about staying sharp in the meat business. https://www.thebutchersguild.org/NOW The Butchers Guild Member Community – https://www.facebook ...
 
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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 …
 
Margaret talks with comedian Jenny Yang about the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885 that left 28 Chinese people dead. Tensions between white coal miners and Chinese workers reached a boiling point. White workers perceived that the Chinese workers were taking their jobs (willing to work for lower wages) and led a riot and subsequent massacre that touche…
 
Bitcoin just got smarter. This episode is brought to you by RSK, the Bitcoin-based smart contract platform leading the DeFi for Bitcoin revolution. Be part of the future while building your personal wealth with the Bitcoin you already have. RSK is a secure smart-contract platform that enables decentralized applications secured by the Bitcoin Networ…
 
This week, Margaret talks with author R.O. Kwon (The Incendiaries) about the infamous liquor store shooting of 15 year old Latasha Harlins by Soon Ja Du that along with the beating of Rodney King, set off the LA Riots. Also, the trope of Black-Asian conflict and the Derek Chauvin trial. Today we are highlighting the GoFundMe for Vilma Kari. https:/…
 
The ability to move Bitcoin on other chains isn't a new idea, and many are trying to overcome the technical limitations which make this a technically challenging feat. The latest representation of Bitcoin on Ethereum is tBTC, a fully-backed ERC-20 token representing bitcoin collateral. tBTC is fully decentralized and relies on Keep Network, a decen…
 
Margaret talks with comedian/podcaster Andrew Ti (Yo is This Racist?) to discuss how the Model Minority myth seeds resentment against Asians. They talk about the Detroit murder of Chinese-American Vincent Chin by two unemployed autoworkers and the recent attack on Pak Ho, a 75 year old Asian man who was assaulted in Oakland and later died of his in…
 
1inch Exchange is a DEX aggregator routing cryptocurrency purchases through different DEXs to reduce slippage and get a better conversion rate for the user compared with just using a single DEX. The platform launched its governance token, 1INCH, in December 2020. We were joined by Co-founder of 1inch Sergej Kunz to chat about how 1inch works, how t…
 
Zubin Koticha, CEO & Co-founder of Opyn, joined us again on the show to give us an update on Opyn v2. Opyn v1 was focused on insurance. It's successor, Opyn v2, offers a more traditional options infrastructure. We discuss the problems of building trustless options infrastructure: choice of collateral, partial collateralization and efficient trading…
 
Margaret talks with comedian Helen Hong about the worst lynching in American History: the Chinese Massacre of 1871. They also discuss the misplaced rage that Asian Americans are facing and how the Atlanta Spa Shootings were the culmination of a year of racist dog whistling. Helen recounts a personal story about her own father being targeted for his…
 
Liquity is a decentralized borrowing protocol that allows you to draw interest-free loans against Ether used as collateral. In addition to the collateral, the loans are secured by a Stability Pool containing LUSD and by fellow borrowers collectively acting as guarantors of last resort. Liquity as a protocol is non-custodial, immutable, and governan…
 
With anti Asian hate crimes at record numbers, this season of THE MARGARET CHO - MORTAL MINORITY, we’re 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, p…
 
KeeperDao is an on-chain liquidity underwriter for DeFi that combines yield farming and profits single-block arbitrage. The mining pool for Keepers incentivizes a game theory optimal strategy for cooperation among arbitrageurs. Their goal is to capture profit opportunities and distribute them to the various participants involved. We were joined by …
 
NFTs are a new paradigm that opens possibilities for new types of interactions. In digital art, it has caught on like wildfire and is transforming how people think of ownership. Alex Salnikov has been immersed in the crypto world for many years and recognized the potential of NFTs. He created Rarible, an NFT marketplace that has seen rapid growth. …
 
No Ounce Wasted How your diet and the inclusion of meat can impact your brain and gut. Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia Universit…
 
Julien Bouteloup is a serial entrepreneur, Ethereum developer and addict of crazy innovative ideas. He started his entrepreneurial career building websites and selling hardware technologies at age 14. Today he is involved with many projects including Stake Capital, Rekt, Curve Finance, and he advises several crypto companies. Julien strives to brin…
 
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