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Weekly deep dives on the most important projects, investment theses and themes in crypto, for globally minded investors. 

Learn from developers and investors at the forefront of crypto from Asia, US, and beyond with investor and host Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi). Not financial advice.

Aug 6, 2019

Monero's lead maintainer, Ric Spagni, joins us on a provocative discussion on digital privacy, Monero, and his latest venture, Tari. We discuss:

  • Active vs. passive surveillance
  • Why privacy is a fundamental human right
  • Latest research efforts on Monero
  • Why tokenized securities are exciting

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Jul 31, 2019

Arthur Breitman of Tezos joins us in breaking down the common critiques for on-chain governance in this deeply insightful and provocative episode. We talk about:

  • Governance by fork vs on-chain governance
  • Why democracy doesn't work in blockchains
  • Tightly- and loosely-coupled voting
  • The issue with vote buying/...


Jul 5, 2019

 

We continue our dive into blockchain interoperability!

I speak with Blocknet's co-founder Arlyn Culwick on how their cross-chain protocol works, and why Blocknet takes a Layer 2 approach (instead of Polkadot/Cosmos' Layer 1) to interoperability. We discuss:

  • Arlyn's concerns with Polkadot and Cosmos
  • Why Blocknet...


Jun 17, 2019

Edgeware is Polkadot's first smart contracting parachain. Co-founder Dillon Chen and I dive deep into the project and discuss:

  • What is Edgeware and how is it related to Polkadot?
  • Why is Edgeware building on Substrate?
  • How does Edgeware think about governance?
  • Lockdrop vs. airdrop vs. merkle mine

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Jun 10, 2019

Ampleforth is one of the most unique projects I've seen - supposedly price stable, but not quite a stablecoin either. Ahead of their Bitfinex IEO, co-founder Brendon Iles joins me in discussing: 

  • What is Ampleforth and "smart commodity money"?
  • The unique cryptoeconomics behind AMPL
  • Why do an IEO on Bitfinex?

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