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Base Layer will be providing insights from founders and investors in the base layer of cryptoassets. Simplifying complex projects and the technology being developed, from interoperability to relayers and more - who is building the future, why are they and how are they doing it.
 
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Derek joins me on the show to talk all about Moonbeam which is a blockchain project built back in January 2020 as a way to tackle cross-chain interoperability challenges, it is an Ethereum compatible smart contract parachain (and we discuss what that means) on Polkadot. For those who are not familiar with Polkadot, it is a multi-blockchain platform…
 
Founded in 2014, Bitso, the Mexico City-based company offers multiple cryptocurrency products and services to more than 2 million customers across Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Pablo Gonzalez, the Co-Founder of Bitso joins me to discuss their offering which includes: the Bitso App which lets users buy, sell, send, or receive bitcoin and 8 other cr…
 
Gabby joins me for one of the most inspiring conversations I've had on the show to date. In late 2020, Yield Guild Games set out on a mission to introduce as many people as possible to the concept of play-to-earn. Just eight months later, they have witnessed countless life-changing success stories as a result of the money earned by playing NFT game…
 
What a special show with 0xMaki, a world-renown contributor to SushiSwap which is a decentralized exchange built on Ethereum that utilizes an automated market-making system rather than a traditional order-book. Instead of matching individual buy and sell orders, users can pool together two assets that are then traded against, with the price determi…
 
Colin from Protocol Labs joins me to discuss all the work they are doing there in enabling Web 3.0. Protocol Labs is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. Their projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and many more. They aim to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology. About our sponsors: Nexo a…
 
Sergey joins me on the show again to discuss their new 2.0 whitepaper in which they delve into hybrid smart contracts and how those go beyond smart contracts today. We talk about the technical advancements outlined in the paper and how Chainlink oracle networks abstract complexity away from existing enterprises that want to interact with smart cont…
 
Greg joins us today for a fantastic episode of Base Layer discussing Akash Network. Akash is the world’s first decentralized cloud computing marketplace, leveraging 85% of underutilized cloud capacity in 8.4 million data centers. Akash enables anyone to buy and sell unused compute. Akash DeCloud greatly accelerates scale and price performance for D…
 
Do joins me on Base Layer for a epic chat. Terra is a permissionless blockchain network that is based on a suite of fiat-pegged stablecoins collateralized by the network’s native token LUNA. The idea at Terra is that the path to widespread adoption of Digital Assets is largely based on stability and composability of the underlying network, which is…
 
Financial systems rarely connect to one another directly across company boundaries. Business networks are in competition for market share and thus, do not have incentives to share user profiles, build a robust and shareable reputation system within a network, or open their data silos to others. Lucas and his team at Centrifuge believe that the time…
 
Ganesh from Covalent joins me with a great discussion on Covalent which provides a unified API to bring full transparency and visibility to assets across all blockchain networks. Simply put, they have a single API which allows you to pull detailed, granular blockchain transaction data from multiple blockchains with no code. About our sponsors: Coin…
 
Such a fun and interesting episode! Aavegotchis are rare crypto-collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain, backed by the ERC721 standard used in popular blockchain games such as Cryptokitties, Axie Infinity, and Cryptovoxels. We talk about the game play and what's under the hood which includes some very sophisticated DeFi tooling.…
 
Compass is a bitcoin-first company on a mission to support the decentralized growth of hashrate and strengthen network security by helping more people, learn, explore and mine bitcoin. They have made it incredibly easy to start Bitcoin mining - something many have wanted to explore. We discuss this, the environmental fud that has been prominent lat…
 
Teller Finance is a company I've been watching for almost a year; I think it could arguably become one of the most important DeFi platforms ever. Imagine something like a decentralized FICO score that is portable and universally accepted. That's kind of what Teller is up to. Listen and learn. About our sponsor, Coinbase: Coinbase Prime is one of th…
 
Welcome back! After an unexpected hiatus from yours truly we are back! What better way to come back then talking with Stani from Aave who has been instrumental in DeFi massive growth in the last year. Aave is an open-source and non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets with a variable or stable interest rate. It also ena…
 
Did you know Morgan Stanley had a Head of Digital Assets? Well you do now! Such a great episode with Andrew who is incredibly knowledgeable about the space. We discuss the global macro narrative that has been the draw to Bitcoin for many institutions; going beyond Bitcoin and what DeFi's role could be in further growing; the role Corporations are p…
 
It's been a little over two years in the making but we have reached our 200th episode! What a special one with Meltem in which we have a no holds bar conversation about the world we live in and the role Bitcoin is playing in it. **Note: unlike in previous episodes, I do drop a few curses here; it was right after the attempted insurrection at the Ca…
 
The legendary Raoul Pal joins me for an absolutely epic conversation in which we touch on global macro issues, including last week's attempted insurrection in the United States, yields and the debt markets around the world, the continued narrative of Bitcoin among institutional investors and more. We also spend a lot of time discussing second level…
 
Matt joins us to kick off 2021 with a great discussion on mempools; for those unfamiliar a mempool is a Digital Asset node’s mechanism for storing information on unconfirmed transactions. It acts as a sort of waiting room for transactions that have not yet been included in a block. One is able to gather very interesting observational data with this…
 
Legendary recording! Peter is the Managing Director of Jump Capital, a highly seasoned investor in both traditional and digital assets. He and his team have been investing in Digital Assets for about 7 years now and he's seen it all. We talk about his 2021 predictions which include Bitcoin hitting $50,000 and why that is a more reachable target tod…
 
Tim joins me back on the show to update everyone Staked which for the last few years has been facilitating what I call the emergence of fixed income in Digital Assets. Essentially Staked helps investors earn yield from staking and DeFi without taking custody of crypto assets; some of the yields on the platform are high 10's and 20's. We talk about …
 
Richard, the founder of Numerai, joins me for a great podcast to discuss how they are building a blockchain based hedge fund using crowdsourced predictions. Numerai, founded in Dec. 2015, is building a blockchain based hedge fund that utilizes artificial intelligence and crowdsourced stock market predictions. The platform relies on a monthly machin…
 
Joe Lallouz, the CEO of Bison Trails, comes back on Base Layer for an epic conversation about the role Bison Trails is playing in Digital Assets; prior I've equated them to being the Wix of 2006, bringing the ability of the non-technocrat to build websites/e-commerce sites and more. Upon reflection of this chat I am now equating them to Oracle, tha…
 
Peter, the CEO of Blockchain.com joins me on Base Layer for a very interesting conversation about the role his company plays in the overall ecosystem as a wallet provider, a data analytic and a source of yield for those depositing their digital assets. Peter has been involved in this new emerging asset and asset class for almost 10 years - we talk …
 
Skale is a piece of infrastructure in the Ethereum ecosystem that is designed to enable higher throughput and performance, potentially assisting in ushering in billions of users on Ethereum based applications in the coming years. Jack comes back to discuss how Skale works in the various sub sectors of Ethereum such as DeFi & Gaming. We give new com…
 
Sid joins me from Arbol in what I think is one of the most interesting conversations I've had in a while. Arbol utilizes decentralized blockchain technology for parametric insurance. Parametric insurance pays out based on the value of predetermined metrics, instead of based on damages measured by physical inspections. Hence, blockchain technology i…
 
Chris, the COO of Pixelmatric, joins me for a great show to discuss the work this studio is doing to bring the future of Bitcoin gaming to the masses. We discuss the history of blockchain based gaming, the current phase and what the future holds. We also discuss an important split in gaming: the pay to play and the play to earn; Pixelmatic and ther…
 
Kevin joins me on Base Layer to discuss Rally, an emerging blockchain ecosystem focused on giving Creators new ways to build their businesses and achieve deeper engagement with their communities, with better fan alignment and more control than they have ever had before. The Rally Network is providing Creators with tools to build virtual economies t…
 
Fredrik, the co-founder of Dune Analytics joins me on Base Layer to discuss how they have become one of the key players in Digital Asset data analysis. With their boards that are created by community members they have been a flash point of analysis on DeFi and many of the sub sectors of Digital Assets. We discuss this and much more.…
 
Aleksander joins me on Base Layer for one of the most interesting conversations we've had about the intersection of digital collectibles, gaming and digital asset based ecosystems that are becoming incredibly mature. We discuss how Axie Infinity was born, how it's becoming the Pokemon of Digital Assets and what the future has in hold for the game a…
 
Diane joins me to discuss one of the most talked about new projects in DeFi: DODO. After raising a round led by some of the biggest investors in Digital Assets DODO is working to build upon their next generation on-chain liquidity provider platform which leverages the Proactive Market Maker algorithm (PMM) to provide pure on-chain and contract-fill…
 
Sergey, the Co-Founder of Chainlink, joins me again for a tremendous conversation about the role smart contracts are beginning to play in society, helping unbanked people become banked, helping those with identification become part of a larger technological society and much more. We also discuss the evolution of smart contracts and the need for rea…
 
Mounir joins us to discuss Paraswap, a new platform that aggregates multiple decentralized exchanges into one place so that the rates often beat the market price. We discuss the role that aggregators are beginning to play in DeFi, how the incentive models work for liquidity providers and the underlying technology that makes this work. You can find …
 
Amrit joins me on Base Layer to provide insight into Zilliqa, a high-throughput public blockchain platform designed to scale to thousands of transactions per second. Zilliqa aims to drive the blockchain industry forward by developing the highest quality technology infrastructure which can create measurable and real-world impact. To that end, we hav…
 
Artur joins me on the show from Somnium Space, an open and social virtual reality world built on the Ethereum blockchain. You can buy land, build or import objects, and instantly enjoy or monetize assets. Somnium space is a universe shaped entirely by its community of users. This world continues to fascinate me as what our potential future may be (…
 
Devin, the co-founder of Opensea, joins me on Base Layer for a great review of how they are building what I am calling the Amazon of NFT's. OpenSea is a marketplace for digital goods, including collectibles, gaming items, digital art, and other digital assets that are backed by a blockchain like Ethereum. On OpenSea, you can buy, sell, and trade an…
 
Matthew joins me on Base Layer for a great conversation about the furthering of the institutionalization of Digital Assets. Matthew spent a large percentage of his career at GCM Grosvenor, a global alternative asset management firm started in 2971 that currently has around $55 billion in assets. We talk about his transition to Digital Assets, espec…
 
JP joins me for an excellent show in which we delve deep into the state of the state of Bitcoin mining, hitting on the health of mining here in the United States and also on the technological aspects associated with it. For those learning about digital assets, Bitcoin and this ecosystem we also give a primer on hash rate, discuss the use of renewal…
 
Andrew, the Managing Partner at Sfermion, joins me for a comprehensive discussion on the entire world of NFT's and the "Metaverse". There has been a shift from all things DeFi to the world of NFT's where art and gaming is taking a whole new shape. For anyone trying to understand what is happening in this sub sector of Ethereum based platforms this …
 
Alex joins me on Base Layer for what I can describe as a master class in NFT's. What is an NFT and why is everyone talking about it? Alex answers that and much more and tells us what Rarible is; one of the best marketplaces today for this world of art, gaming and more intersecting. It allows people with no experience create NFT's and really experie…
 
Tor rejoins us on Base Layer to discuss Secret Network, the first blockchain to allow privacy-preserving smart contracts. That means applications built on Secret can utilize encrypted data without revealing it to anyone, even the nodes in the network. By supporting encrypted inputs, encrypted outputs, and encrypted state for smart contracts, Secret…
 
Rich joins me on Base Layer for a great conversation about some of the macro trends in Digital Assets throughout the summer; we discussed Bitcoin and spent a good amount of time on DeFi, what's happening in that world and the opportunity set. We discussed some of the solutions GSR provides investors such as growing the size of your balance sheet wi…
 
Tegan joins me for a great episode of Base Layer to discuss all the things The Graph are working on. The Graph Network is core infrastructure for Web3—a necessary component for delivering decentralized applications with consumer-grade performance. The Graph is a decentralized protocol for indexing and querying data from blockchains, starting with E…
 
Nodar joins me on Base Layer to talk about his exciting project, Zapper which aims to increase the GDP of DeFi by abstracting the complexities of accessing unique opportunities faced by retail investors, fund managers and builders around the world. We had a detailed conversation about how current DeFi works, yield farming and all the nuisances invo…
 
Sam joins me on Base Layer and it's a really interesting chat! From his days at Everipedia all the way to Frax we discuss a full body of work in Digital Assets. Frax is the first stablecoin with an end goal of fully algorithmic mechanism that seeks to achieve this goal by beginning fully collateralized and slowly removing the collateral through on-…
 
Richard joins us on Base Layer for a great show! During the later part of a 17 year career at Nomura, Richard began to see the potentiality of Digital Assets and pursued multiple venues to participate, including being an investor in Diginex. He saw the institutional grade infrastructure they were building and their focus on Compliance, Trust and ha…
 
Camila joins me on the show for one of the most truthful and sometimes raw takes on what's happening in DeFi. We talk about everything from yield farming and some of the blow up's that have happened to metrics we should be using to evaluate success. We discuss some possible ways that the DeFi community could self govern and what happens if that doe…
 
Jed and Denelle join us for a full review of Stellar; an open-source payments network that serves as a distributed intermediary blockchain for global financial systems and circulates a native asset, Stellar Lumens (XLM). Before co-founding Stellar, Jed also co-found Ripple -- he has been an integral part of Digital Assets for nearly a decade. Befor…
 
Garry Tan is a legend...end of story. Listen why here. No seriously, Garry is a designer, engineer, and investor in early stage startups. Cofounder and managing partner of Initialized Capital, an early stage venture capital fund that was earliest in Coinbase and Instacart. They are a team of 6 investing partners with over $770M in assets under mana…
 
Nate joins us for a great conversation on the work he took part in to analyze the stablecoin market (report found here). In this podcast we discuss the rise of stablecoins, their purpose in digital assets, the velocity and growth of them in 2020 as a function of global economic issues and the rise of DeFi and much more. If you're learning about sta…
 
Hart joins me on Base Layer to discuss his journey from Goldman to start his company, UMA which is designed to power the financial innovations made possible by permissionless, public blockchains, like Ethereum. Using concepts borrowed from fiat financial derivatives, UMA defines an open-source protocol that allows any two counterparties to design a…
 
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