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Weekly deep dives on the most important themes in crypto - from decentralized finance to governance.

Learn from developers and investors at the forefront of crypto with host by Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi). Not financial advice.

Apr 15, 2019

The Dharma team recently launched Lever, a platform for decentralized loans. I caught up with Dharma COO Brendan Forster to discuss this step forward for DeFi, and touch on:

  • Surprises from the Lever launch
  • How will Dharma capture value?
  • How does Dharma compete with Compound?
  • How do 150% collateralized loans benefit the...


Apr 2, 2019

Funded by Coinbase, Placeholder, Bain Capital and more, UMA is creating decentralized synthetic assets for all. Co-founder Hart joins me in discussing:

  • Why decentralize derivatives?
  • How does UMA differ from dYdX and other projects?
  • UMA's decentralized "US Stock Index" token
  • What UMA means for the wider DeFi...


Mar 26, 2019

We discuss one of the most awaited project launches recently and tackle every question you had about Cosmos and blockchain interoperability.

Sunny from Tendermint joins us to discuss:

  • How does Cosmos work?
  • Does Cosmos compete with Ethereum?
  • Does Cosmos need the ATOM token?
  • Cosmos vs. Polkadot - which one is better?
  • and...


Mar 18, 2019

We continue our discussion on onchain governance by diving into the common critiques that people have for Decred. Decred's Noah Pierau and I touch on:

  • Enforceability of onchain votes
  • Stake-based vs. entity-based voting
  • Fairness & centralization in proof of stake systems
  • The threat of malicious actors

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Mar 11, 2019

We continue our discussion of crypto governance with Decred, a radical project that wants to make all decisions in a decentralized way.

In part 1 of our interview, we chat with community lead Noah Pierau about:

  • How Decred's governance works
  • How stakeholders are rewarded
  • What are people voting on?
  • Why we need both...