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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.

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 focuses...


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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Jun 3, 2019

Tezos just passed their first ever onchain governance protocol upgraded. In part 1 of our 2-part Tezos series, I touched base with Tezos' Tocqueville Group's Jacob Arluck to discuss:

  • Do all blockchains need governance?
  • Why does a Tezos vote take so long?
  • Can good governance attract developer mindshare?

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May 19, 2019

With the rise of decentralized companies and organizations, the need for tools to manage people around the world also emerges.  Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende and I continue our exploration of crypto governance this week. We discuss:

  • Why do we need decentralized tools for management?
  • Who is Aragon targeting?
  • Why Aragon...