Will DeFi Scale on Layer 1 or 2? - Sam Bankman-Fried, Kain Warwick, Ep. 117
53 min

It's no news that DeFi needs to scale - but will it happen on layer 2, or will projects move to other layer 1s?

Serum's Sam Bankman-Fried (@SBF_Alameda) and Synthetix's Kain Warwick (@kaiynne) join us in discussing their opposite views on scaling

  • Serum vs. Synthetix 
  • Solana vs. Optimistic Rollups
  • Is Layer 2 enough to scale all of DeFi?
  • Composability concerns with layer 2 solutions
  • Bootstrapping liquidity for a new layer 1

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.

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Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
#14: Interview with a Spartan
Today, I’m not only joined by a very special guest, but the format of this episode is highly unusual as well! I interviewed the man who goes by the name @DegenSpartan on Twitter and who is one of the biggest and most enigmatic Defi investors there is. I have wanted to have him on for a long time, but there was one problem: DegenSpartan, or DS in short, is fully pseudonymous and did not even want to have his voice known. So we looked for a solution and ended up doing a text interview instead. Then I got Patrick McCorry (@paddypisa on Twitter) to speak the part of DS in the final recording, while I spoke my own part. At this point, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who reached out to us on Twitter and offered their help to make this episode a reality. I get that this isn’t your average podcast, and you can go and read the text interview instead if you want, but I think Paddy did a fantastic job and the final product came out great. Please enjoy! Discussed in this interview: DS: Degenerate or prudent investor? How he managed to recognize (and sell) the top in Defi His approach to investing Becoming Synthetix' patient zero Why he dislikes Maker, YFI, and governance tokens in general and more! Links: Subscribe to our mailing list for transcripts and other bonus content: https://uncommoncore.co/  DegenSpartan https://twitter.com/DegenSpartan Hasu https://twitter.com/hasufl  Patrick McCorry (as DS): https://twitter.com/paddypisa
38 min
Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption With Jeremy Allaire and Meltem Demirors - Ep.153
This episode is a discussion from Stellar's Meridian conference, in which I moderated the panel, Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption, featuring Jeremy Allaire, cofounder, chairman and CEO of Circle, and Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares. In this discussion, we cover: * what adoption means and looks like * why cryptocurrency is at a particularly interesting inflection point * how central bank digital currencies could affect that * how blockchains will recede into the background * how existing fintech payment apps will use blockchains and/or crypto * where on the road to adoption the industry currently is * the significance of Crypto Twitter as a marketing tool * what the crypto industry needs to do in the next year to grow the industry * why it would have been easier to start a bank than a crypto business * why the separation of money and state is one of the most interesting experiments in history * how we'll see new corporate-like organizations without any connections to any existing legal or financial systems driven by tokens * what their favorite crypto adoption success story is Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com Episode links: Jeremy Allaire: https://twitter.com/jerallaire Circle: https://www.circle.com/en/ Meltem Demirors: https://twitter.com/Melt_Dem Coinshares: https://coinshares.com PayPal offering crypto: https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/12/paypal-says-all-users-in-u-s-can-now-buy-hold-and-sell-cryptocurrencies/ Revolut offering crypto: https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/15/revolut-partners-with-paxos-to-bring-cryptocurrency-trading-to-the-us/
28 min
The Delphi Podcast
The Delphi Podcast
Tom Shaughnessy
Colin and ZX: A Technical Dive Into Filecoin’s Tokeneconomics
Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Colin Evran (Ecosystem Lead at Protocol Labs) and ZX (Cryptoeconomics Lead At Protocol Labs) for a technical deep dive into the cryptoeconomics of Filecoin’s native token (FIL). The trio discusses the use cases for Filecoin, the minting mechanism (simple and baseline minting), storage pledges (initial pledge and consensus pledges), issuance, reward locks, token distribution, FIP changes, and more. View Full Transcript here: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-and-zx-a-technical-dive-into-filecoins-tokeneconomics-video-and-transcript/ We previously had Colin on to discuss Filecoin overall: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-evran-filecoin-ushers-in-a-new-generation-of-cloud-storage/ Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Resources: * Colin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinevran * Zx’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/zixuanzh * Guest’s Website: https://filecoin.io/ * Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 * Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More * Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 * Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
43 min
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
AMA w/ Monolith Co-Founder Mel Gelderman
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1 hr
Unchained
Unchained
Laura Shin
What Fidelity Is Doing With the Bitcoin It's Mined - Ep.200
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53 min
Zero Knowledge
Zero Knowledge
Fredrik Harrysson, Anna Rose
Episode 157: Illia Polosukhin on the development and launch of NEAR protocol
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1 hr 2 min
The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
NYSE vice chairman: Talks are 'accelerating' with crypto firms that want to go public
Despite the uncertainty of the global economy in 2020, the New York Stock Exchange has had a strong year, helping companies raise more than $66 billion.  In many respects, it has been the year of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), according to vice chairman John Tuttle. This year, firms have raised billions through the acquisition-style mechanism. During this episode of The Scoop, Tuttle — who previously led NYSE's global listings business — explained why the fundraising method has taken the markets by storm and how they've evolved from a lackluster funding mechanism to a red-hot fad on Wall Street.  "Let's look back ten years or so, SPACs were a four letter word, they didn't have the best reputation, the sponsors didn't necessarily have the best interest in mind of investors in the market place," Tuttle said. He went on to explain: "And they largely fell out of favor. Several years ago you started seeing some rule changes around SPACs to address some of those challenges that SPACs had a decade or so ago and you started seeing higher qualities sponsors come into market.What do I mean by that? Folks that—whether it be the Goldman Sachs or the Gores Groups of the world. Folks that had very well-respected reputations in the marketplace both as financial partners but business partners as well too. You started seeing deals be larger in size. You started see well respected names launch SPACs and partner with SPACs and partner with SPACs, and that's what gave credibility to the product." Indeed, some crypto firms have been considering SPAC-centric strategies, including BlockFi and Ripple. There's also firms like Coinbase, which is said to be in the process of going public in the near-term, as previously reported by Reuters.  Tuttle says that the exchange group is talking with crypto firms about tapping into public markets.  "It has been a space that's been of interest for quite some time," he said. "We've had discussion with companies that have been thinking about accessing the public market, from that space, crypto blockchain digital assets." "Those conversations continue, they're accelerating," he added. "And I also think that digital assets, crypto are going to play somehow somewhere some way an important role in the market of the future." _________________________________ This episode was brought to you by Polkadot Decoded, the Polkadot community conference on December the 3rd. Don’t miss this opportunity to tap into the latest developments and discover what lies ahead in the Polkadot ecosystem, including Gavin Wood in conversation with Laura Shin and a panel moderated by The Defiant founder Camila Russo. . Save your spot today!
32 min
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_465 - All the Bullish Cases for Bitcoin [Brandon Quittem]
Want to hear all of the bullish cases for Bitcoin? Protection for pensions, the fiscal cliff we are speeding toward, capital movement for the wealthy, a safe haven for corporate treasuries, a dominant millennial investment vehicle, & so much more. Bitcoin has so many feedback mechanisms to increase its value, to make it a globally significant asset for every demographic, & potentially to fulfill the role as a new global reserve. All while having a perfectly inelastic supply. The only thing that can adjust, is the price. Today's episode is a fantastic thread from Brandon Quittem for some Thanksgiving Day moon juice! https://twitter.com/Bquittem/status/1327732566191976452 Other episodes & article mentioned in today's Guy's Take section: A Bold American Future: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3901 The Promise of Independent Property Rights: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=2556 Guy's Take - The Dominos are Falling: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4634 Guy's Take - The Next Domino... https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4883 Magic Gold with Michael Saylor: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4758 Check out our amazing sponsors below for a veritable suite of Bitcoin storage solutions: Hexa wallet is an excellent and versatile mobile storage, with a clever seedless backup, multiple accounts, batching & more. Find out more at GuySwann.com/hexa. Then for a simple, sleek, swiss made, & secure hardware wallet solution for your cold storage, check out the BitBox02! GuySwann.com/BitBox --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
59 min
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
Bitcoin is Fourth Turning Money with Brandon Quittem
“Everyone is short Bitcoin, and only 1% of us realise it.” — Brandon Quittem Location: Remotely Date: Thursday 19th November Company: Swan Bitcoin Role: Director of Marketing 2020 has been a year like no other.  With the outbreak of the coronavirus, large parts of the world went into lockdown in an attempt to contain its spread. The virus has been hugely politicised, and government responses have been polarising. Amid the outbreak, the death of George Floyd while in police custody sparked one of the most massive protests in history. What started as a peaceful protest escalated and caused looting and violence. Cities across America implemented curfews, and President Trump threatened to use the military to put an end to the unrest. Most recently, the US election has been marred by controversy. After initially falling behind in the race Joe Biden was declared the winner. However, Trump has so far refused to concede defeat and claims a fraud has been committed on the American people as he attempts to retain power. While the events of 2020 are unexpected, some predicted this unravelling of the world order. In 1996 Neil Howe and William Strauss released their book The Fourth Turning which suggests that every 80-90 years a crisis recurs known as the Fourth Turning. With the Great Depression in the ’30s followed by the Second World War marking the previous crisis period, some think we may be witnessing the next one.  In this interview, I talk to Brandon Quittem, a writer and advisor for Swan Bitcoin. We discuss the Fourth Turning, each 90-year cycle, individualism vs collectivism and the role that Bitcoin plays. This episode’s sponsors: Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade Bitcoin BlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin Casa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security. ----- WBD282 - Show Notes ----- If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following: Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contribute Make a tip: Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2S QR Codes: Bitcoin If you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS Feed Leave a review on iTunes Share the show and episodes with your friends and family Subscribe to the newsletter on my website Follow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTube If you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
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