Bankless
Bankless
Oct 23, 2020
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of October
32 min

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ROLLUP: 3rd Week of October Welcome to Weekly Rollups, where David and Ryan package up a whole week's worth of news into a bite-sized bit of data, for easy inclusion into your brain!

Weekly Rollups: 5 TOPICS, 5 MINUTES EACH

PRICES AND MARKETS

- BTC - ETH Price - TVL in DeFi - ETH unique address ATH https://twitter.com/santimentfeed/status/1317165165234835456?s=20 - Ethereum to settle $1T in 2020 https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1318985292347543552

WHAT GOT RELEASED?

- PayPal adopts crypto _____ ⚠️ walled garden! Not yet crypto! https://www.reuters.com/article/paypal-cryptocurrency/update-1-paypal-to-open-up-network-to-cryptocurrencies-idUSL1N2HC0PL

Barn Bridge https://defirate.com/barnbridge-seed-round/ - Separates risk into tranches - Smooths out yields across protocols

Yield Protocol https://medium.com/yield-protocol/yield-protocol-is-live-e6e8ebf2537b - Fixed-rate, fixed-term borrowing and lending, with market-determined interest rates.

CirclesUBI https://decrypt.co/45419/universal-basic-income-app-launches-gives-users-free-crypto

- Decentralized Identity - Regular issuance + airdrop token

MetaMask Swaps https://medium.com/metamask/introducing-metamask-swaps-84318c643785 - Swap assets inside MetaMask - Aggregator of aggregators

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS?

Fincen going after BTC mixing service https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/81667/fincen-mixing-service-helix-fine-bitcoin

Central Bank Digital Currencies are getting hype https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1317836119149580288?s=20 Shielded Zvash Pool hit 600k ZE https://twitter.com/jswihart/status/1317192646062796801?s=20

Coinbase Report on who requests data from Coinbase https://blog.coinbase.com/transparency-at-coinbase-c8edf6dce4d6

Yearn Manifesto https://gov.yearn.finance/t/how-we-think-about-yearn/7137 Watches on the Blockchain! https://www.coindesk.com/breitling-arianee-all-new-watches-ethereum

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?

David: The dominoes seems to be falling faster and faster Markets, Charts, news and releases all seem to align/resonate and this is one of those moments I’ve been more bullish BTC than normal, and more publicly bullish BTC than normal (much to Sassals dismay) but that doesn’t change the fact that when BTC moons, ETH usually Moons 2x.

Ryan:

Long-term I think Bitcoin is second place on market cap (preparing the way) - Bitcoin: -- 2nd place in transaction fees -- 2nd place in settlement value -- 2nd place in transaction volume - There’s not such thing as ALT: if you continue see the crypto world through the lens of "Bitcoin" and the "Alts" you're going to get left behind. It's 2020, not 2015. Today there are: - Crypto capital assets - Crypto commodities - Crypto monies The same asset superclasses as old finance. WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT? David: Deposit Contract Hype! 1 ETH value accrual pillar to 2 pillars

Ryan: Projects launching directly on L2 https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1318299374556975104?s=20 - Honeyswap (on XDAI): https://www.xdaichain.com/about-xdai/project-spotlights/honeyswap - CircleUBI - POAP - minting directly on xDai then bridge to Etheruem

 

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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
How to Get Your ETH2 Yield and Take Out a Loan on It - Ep.154
James Slazas, founder and CEO of LiquidStake and DARMA Capital, describes their retail and institutional offerings for customers who want to stake on Ethereum 2.0 but still access the locked-up capital. In this episode, we discuss: * what problem LiquidStake solves and how * what happens if the dollar value of someone’s stake drops below the amount that they’ve borrowed * who keeps the ETH in a liquidation * how LiquidStake makes money * how they determine the price of ETH to make the loan and what it does in the event of a flash crash on an exchange * how LiquidStake and DARMA Capital are also serving institutional clients * how total return swap agreements with DARMA work * why they offer more tax and regulatory clarity * why LiquidStake currently offers USDC for its stablecoin * the pros and cons of a centralized loans on staked ETH 2 over decentralized ones * the other crypto systems LiquidStake is partnering with * how LiquidStake and DARMA Capital are able to make these loans from a regulatory perspective Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com/ Episode links: James Slazas: https://twitter.com/DARMA_Slazas Liquidstake: https://liquidstake.com DARMA Capital: https://darma.capital LiquidStake announcements: https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-heavyweights-launch-liquidstake-loans-to-ease-eth-2-0-lockup https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/84277/eth2-liquidstake-borrow-eth-validators LiquidStake blog post: https://liquidstake.com/blog/1 Link to the Crypto News Recap: https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-is-pushing-up-the-price-of-bitcoin/
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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
Unchained
Unchained
Laura Shin
Ethereum 2.0: What You Need to Know - Ep.201
Ryan Watkins and Wilson Withiam, senior research analysts at Messari, explain the nuts and bolts of Ethereum 2.0, including how it will transform ETH as an asset and why they believe it will be Ethereum’s most ambitious upgrade yet. Topics include: * the different phases of Ethereum 2.0 and the functions they serve * the problems Ethereum hopes to solve with this upgrade * the technical requirements needed to ensure the launch can happen * the new proof of stake consensus and why Ethereum is leaving proof of work behind * the requirements necessary to maintain a validator node on the Ethereum 2.0 network * why users won’t be able to use their ETH once it is staked on Ethereum 2.0 * the incentives and services that will allow users staking on Ethereum 2.0 to continue using their ETH on Ethereum 1.0 * whether the appeal of DeFi is a threat to Ethereum 2.0 staking * how Ethereum 2.0 incentivizes client diversity * the monetary policy of “minimum necessary issuance” that supports Ethereum 2.0 * how Ethereum 2.0 will allow ETH to achieve the unprecedented combination of a store of value, a capital asset, and a commodity * what will be done in the short term to help ease the scaling problem while ETH 2.0 is being built * whether scalability can be efficiently addressed in time to prevent migrations to other blockchains * and the most significant risks Ethereum 2.0 is facing Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: https://www.crypto.com Episode links: Ryan Watkins: https://twitter.com/RyanWatkins_ Wilson Withiam: https://twitter.com/wilsonwithiam Messari Crypto: https://messari.io/ Messari report on Ethereum 2:0: https://messari.io/road-to-eth2 Amount of ETH in the Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract: https://etherscan.io/address/0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa#analytics https://www.stakingrewards.com/earn/ethereum-2-0 ETH issuance based on amount staked: https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-basics/monetary-policy/#proof-of-stake-impact Dan Elitzer article on DETH: https://medium.com/ideo-colab/the-deth-of-ethereum-98553866e81b
1 hr 10 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
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
Funding Bitcoin Development with John Newbery
“Having an organisation that exists to bring on new protocol developers and fund existing protocol developers brings much more benefit to Bitcoin than I could by writing code.” — John Newbery Location: Remotely Date: Monday 16th November Company: Brink Role: Founder Bitcoin has a market capitalisation of over $300 billion, holding significant value for millions of investors. Yet we all rely on the developer community around the world to protect the network from bugs and attack. The importance of high-quality development and review is paramount to every bitcoiner. However, with no centralised developer fund or company, it can be challenging for developers to find funding. While there are a handful of companies who actively support Bitcoin development such as Chaincode Labs, Blockstream, Square Crypto, among others, opportunities as a full-time Bitcoin developer are limited.  Recently, companies in the space have started dedicating funds to developers, including Coinbase and Gemini, recognising that the foundations of their businesses rely on this work too. John Newbery recently left Chaincode Labs to set up a Bitcoin research and development centre. With Brink, John aims to onboard and fund new Bitcoin developers. In this interview, I talk to John Newbery to discuss his decision to leave Chaincode Labs, funding for open source Bitcoin development, starting Brink and what he is working on developing. 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. Otis - Buy and sell shares of contemporary art, sneakers, and collectibles. ----- WBD284 - 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.
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns  | Industry Trends
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends
Jason Choi
Alpha Finance: Asia's DeFi Rocketship - Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Ep. 122
Thailand's largest commercial bank recently dipped its toes into DeFi by investing in Alpha Finance, a Binance-backed research team building consumer DeFi products. Founder Tascha (@tascha_panpan) joins me in discussing: * What is Alpha Finance? * Market gaps in DeFi today * Why levered yield farming is Alpha's first product * How Alpha decides what products to build * Thailand's growing DeFi scene Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. ****** Resources: * Radix (www.radixdlt.com) is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com * Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io * Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Intro track: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA 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.
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Zero Knowledge
Zero Knowledge
Fredrik Harrysson, Anna Rose
Episode 158: Threshold Cryptography with Omer Shlomovits from ZenGo
In this week’s episode, we chat with Omer Shlomovits (https://www.omershlomovits.com/) from ZenGo Wallet (https://zengo.com/) about MPC, threshold cryptography and how the research around this topic can be used in a blockchain context. We reference the Zero Knowledge Podcast Episode 90 with Nigel Smart (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/90). Here are some additional links to check out: * ZenGo X (https://zengo.com/research/) * Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers (https://www.wired.com/story/cryptocurrency-exchanges-key-flaws-hackers/) presented at Blackhat USA * Omer’s work on Diogenes (https://medium.com/zengo/dogbyte-attack-playing-red-team-for-eth2-0-vdf-ea2b9b2152af) * Survey of threshold ECDSA (https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1390.pdf) * MPC Alliance (https://www.mpcalliance.org) * JugglingSwap: Scriptless Atomic Cross-Chain Swaps (https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.14423) * CryptoWills: How to Bequeath Cryptoassets (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9229848) Thanks to this week’s sponsor Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com/). If you are skilled in the area of zero-knowledge protocols and other advanced cryptography for scalability and privacy enhancing tech, you should get in contact with them. They currently have an open security auditor position see more at leastauthority.com/careers (https://leastauthority.com/careers/) You can also find the Gitcoin grants here: Least Authority’s Grant for the Moon Math Manual -> https://gitcoin.co/grants/543/the-moonmath-manual-to-zk-snarks Zero Knowledge Podcast -> https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
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Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_468 - Bitcoin is Hope [Robert Breedlove]
“Bitcoin is a battle ground to restore freedom, truth, and virtue in the world.” - Robert Breedlove Another excellent piece from Breedlove, this time on the SwanBitcoin blog. The very purpose of money and civilization is to abate the entropy and chaos of the natural world. It is to protect ourselves from an uncertain future. Central banks are institutions that confiscate that production and safety for themselves and the political apparatus, and pour entropy into our lives and economic realities. Bitcoin will realign the incentives, it will protect the people and entrepreneurs from the evils of inflation, and it will finally right the ship. Today’s read by Robert Breedlove, “Bitcoin is Hope.” Check out the tons of additional links and ways to follow Breedlove and support his work by going to the link, as well as some great quotes and artwork that accompany this piece: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoin-is-hope Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
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The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
The Blockchain Detective - Taking on elite cybercriminals & owning them
Richard Sanders is a co-founder and lead investigator at CipherBlade, an elite blockchain investigation agency that works closely with top crypto exchanges, blockchain protocols, and the FBI. The agency uses a potent mix of on-chain and off-chain analytics and investigative techniques to track the most sophisticated cybercriminals on the planet. Guest: Richard Sanders Why you should listen: Richard Sanders and his team at CipherBlade are the 911 that the blockchain industry calls for cryptocurrency scam and hack investigations. Richard says “We'd prefer it if people came to us before they get hacked, rather than after they get hacked. We provide security audits for exchanges and high net worth individuals and can provide extensive training for companies and individuals.” Blockchain investigators use a variety of tools that allow them to visualize the blockchain. A block explorer does something similar, the difference with professional tools is they take those visualizations to the next level and significantly increases the information and attribution that can be analyzed. Richard says he is also adept at off-chain investigative skills. “Social engineering is a good example of this. I pretended to be a female gamer on Discord and that helped me identify one of the Ian Balina scammers. At the end of the day, the blockchain is the best source of data, if you can follow a set of transactions to a KYCed account on an exchange, that is the best place to start. There are some elements on the psyops side that can come into play. For example, you might look at indicators of behavior. If a person of interest has a history of speeding tickets and gambling, then those would be red flags, just as an example.” Key takeaway: Richard describes himself as a Realistic-Libertarian-Contrarian-Cyborg. Despite his intensive military background and strong working relationship with the FBI, Rich is also a cryptocurrency advocate, a staunch supporter of Monero, and a passionate believer in privacy. Richard says “I love the idea of privacy by default. As a realist, I understand that there will be an increase in diligence on people using crypto platforms and if you're making deposits you'll need to explain your source of funds. Monero has never tried to advertise using Monero for nefarious purposes. They don't need to. Privacy is a strong enough use case for adoption in and of itself. The question is, how do we have privacy by default but in the interests of public safety? We need to have this conversation as an industry so we can figure this out before governments are forced to do it for us.” The range of scammers and bad actors in the blockchain ecosystem runs the full gamut from the lowest to the highest basket of sophistication. The least sophisticated is Twitter and Telegram impersonation scammers, often based out of Nigeria. Many of these scammers don’t use VPNs, they don't always use mixers and sometimes they use direct deposit addresses for exchanges. At the other end of the scale, you have Lazarus, a very sophisticated hacking group out of North Korea that uses sophisticated mixing and crypto hopping techniques. What scammers have in common is they play on human greed, stupidity, and laziness. Richard says a significant portion of the industry is in it for the money. “There's a meme that says I'm in it for the technology but come on. It's fine to want to make money, but it gives people an unrealistic impression that crypto is a way to get rich quick and this makes them more vulnerable to these scams where people promise high returns.” It’s not just scammers that are having a negative effect on the industry. When considering the broader topic of crypto exchanges - think about what the perception is of our industry is from the outside. Exchanges get hacked left and right, scams abound, and there is a lax level of KYC and AML. Critics of crypto like to say that Bitcoin is only used for illegal activity, and while in the industry we know that is not true, it doesn't help to combat that narrative when exchanges get hacked and don't do enough to stop engaging with transactions from bad actors. In less than half an hour, Richard was able to identify several OKEx deposit addresses that received deposits from addresses associated with darknet markets. Any exchange with a simple compliance tool would pick these transactions up. Compliance professionals at compliant exchanges have access to know your transaction (KYT) tools. These tools show sending and receiving exposures, and break these down by category. If a transaction comes from a darknet market, the tool will identify this. These tools are not expensive for an exchange, they are usually charged by volume, so they are affordable for exchanges but out of the reach of individuals. Supporting links: CipherBlade Richard on Twitter Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1 hr 10 min
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter Media Ltd.
Juan Benet: Protocol Labs – IPFS, Filecoin and the Vision for a Decentralized Web (Part 2 of 2)
Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network data storage network, with built-in economic incentives for storage providers. It facilitates open-markets for storing and retrieving data, in which anyone can participate. Users can pay the network to access storage space, which can be encrypted, replicated, and highly available. After years of development and iteration, Filecoin recently launched its mainnet. The long term vision of the protocol is a fully decentralized future for the web. Juan Benet, Founder & CEO of Protocol Labs, returns for the second part of this 2-part episode. In this show we deep dive in to the technical aspects of Filecoin, how Juan and his team decided to design it, and the types of projects that are building on top of it. Topics covered in this episode: * How Filecoin works under the hood and the life cycle of data * The role of miners in the protocol * The bridge between Filecoin and Ethereum * How the economics of Filecoin were designed * How governance works in the Filecoin network * The Filecoin Foundation * The projects that are building on top of Filecoin * Juan’s views on blockchain scalability and Ethereum 2.0, and the challenges Web3 faces Episode links: * Filecoin website * Protocol Labs website * IPFS website * Episode #367 with Juan Benet (Part 1 in this series) * Episode #100 with Juan Benet * Filecoin on Twitter * Juan on Twitter Sponsors: * cPanel: cPanel's WordPress Toolkit is the all in one solution that makes hosting your website easier than it's ever been - https://epicenter.rocks/cpanel * Algorand: Learn more about Algorand and how it’s unique design makes it easy for developers to build sophisticated applications - https://algorand.com/epicenter This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/368
1 hr 18 min
Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Charlie Shrem | BlockWorks Group
How Crypto is Facilitating one of the Largest Wealth Shifts in History w. Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital
My guest today is Kyle Samani, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital. Multicoin Capital is a thesis-driven investment firm that invests in blockchain and crypto companies with the purpose of making capital markets more efficient and accessible to everyone, helping enable Web3.0 and data emancipation, and the integration of global state-free money. Samani is one of the leading authorities in blockchain and cryptoeconomics. Our conversation covers a wide range of topics including the possible outcomes and realities of digitization and tokenization of society, how ascribing Bitcoin to be “digital gold” is actually a limiting label, Multicoin’s investment thesis and much more.  ––– Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry. Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe. ––– Permission Permission.io enables people to earn rewards for doing the same things online they do every day by empowering them to take back ownership of their personal data from Silicon Valley startups. People can now decide which brands and online retailers can target them with ads, and use the rewards earned for viewing them to pay for goods and services available online. Go to www.permission.io/charlie for a sign up bonus. ––– BITTREX GLOBAL DEFI TOKENS from BITTREX GLOBAL. Bittrex Global is offering all of Charlie's listeners the ability to trade DeFi tokens without paying trading or gas fees through the end of 2020. Bittrex Global is the safest and most secure place for you to trade DeFi tokens like Compound, Aave, Balancer and all of the rest of the top tokens. Please visit https://global.bittrex.com/discover/defi to get free trades and no gas fees now. ––– This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io
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