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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.

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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