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Blockchange Ventures Ken Seiff Betting on Cryptos Base Layer and a Multi Chain Future 150x150 1

Blockchange Ventures’ Ken Seiff: Betting on Crypto’s Base Layer and a Multi-Chain Future

Section 1:10 Ken Seiff is the general partner of Blockchange Ventures, one of the longest standing venture funds focusing on early stage blockchain startups. One of his very first forays intor crypto was as one of the investors in Ethereum’s token sale, as I describe in my book, The Infinite Machine. He went on to …

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Giveth’s Griff Green: Super-Charging Public Goods and Charity With Crypto

Griff Green is one of the co-founders of Giveth, which aims to build the future of charity using the Ethereum blockchain. It wants to become the gateway for non-profit organizations into web3, giving them the tools to grow their own communities via DAOs and crypto. The primary source of revenue for any non-profit organization is donations, but relying …

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Nick Johnson of ENS We Want to be the Naming System for Every Digital Resource in the World

Nick Johnson of ENS: “We Want to Be the Naming System for Every Digital Resource in the World”

In this week’s episode, Camilla Russo speaks with Nick Johnson, founder and lead developer of Ethereum Name Service, or ENS. Nick talks about the journey of ENS, from an internal project within the Ethereum Foundation, to spinning off to become a public good for Ethereum and other blockchains, and recently decentralizing and becoming a DAO controlled by …

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Beat the DROPS with Barnbridge's SMART Alpha

Beat the DROPS with Barnbridge’s SMART Alpha

SMART Alpha allows users to calibrate their exposure to the performance of an underlying asset. It does so by regularly redistributing an aggregated pool of the underlying asset between two groups of users: a senior side, and a junior side. When price goes up, seniors give up some of their assets to the juniors, and …

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NFTs are Giving Way to The First Art Revolution Since the Internet SuperRares John Crain

“NFTs are Giving Way to The First Art Revolution Since the Internet:” SuperRare’s John Crain

In this week’s episode, I speak with John Crain, the co-founder & CEO of SuperRare, one of the top NFT marketplaces. SuperRare wants to differentiate itself by being the NFT marketplace that best curates art, specifically. John believes the natural evolution for NFT platforms will be to specialize in verticals. For example, the interface for art should …

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Bare Knuckle Governance tales from the streets UNI SUSHI ADDY

Bare Knuckle Governance, Tales From the Streets ($UNI, $SUSHI $ADDY)

Governance has been dominating the conversation in recent weeks as DAO’s explode out of every orifice and big money decisions grip the communities of Sushiswap and Uniswap. Adamant shocked everyone by attempting to blacklist the wallets of Alameda Research. What’s going on in this new era of gloves off governance behaviour and what is a16z …

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Treasury Troubles Solved: with the UMA range Token

Treasury Troubles Solved: with the UMA range Token

A year ago we were all aping into DeFi farms hunting those precious governance tokens because, you know, NUMBER GO UP. Governance was basically seen as a LARP, a way to shank idiots into believing money really could be conjoured out of thin air. But I’ve become increasingly aware of grumbling around governance, particularly when …

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There Will be Billion Dollar Communities on the Internet Jess Sloss

“There Will be Billion-Dollar Communities on the Internet:” Jess Sloss

In this week’s episode we speak with Jess Sloss, the instigator of Seed Club, a DAO that builds and invests in community tokens. We talk about the emergence of the social token economy, and how that’s different from the creator economy or the gig economy; the difference is that social tokens and DAOs allow individuals to create …

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Having Legal Tender in a Currency You Cant Control You Cannot Print Problems Away Mariano Conti

“Having Legal Tender in a Currency You Cannot Control Means You Cannot Print Problems Away:” Mariano Conti

In this week’s episode I speak with Mariano Conti, the former head of smart contracts at MakerDAO. Mariano knows the value of having permissionless and uncensorable currencies first hand —he started earning in Bitcoin in 2014 in Argentina because pesos would instantly lose value and it was hard to get dollars. When he learned about Ethereum …

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Collector DAOs Are Going to be a Game Changer for the NFT Space pplpleasr

“Collector DAOs Are Going to be a Game-Changer for the NFT Space:” pplpleasr

In this week’s episode we talk with the DeFi artist of the moment. Pplpleasr got into DeFi drawn in by the crazy yields but really stayed when she resonated with the community  —the gaming-like, niche subculture of memes and internet-native humor. She started making videos for many DeFi teams, from Yeran to Pickle Finance. Her latest and …

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We Were Idiots and We Were Poor Then From Mid 2020 to Now Suddenly Were Right Ameen Soleimani

“We Were Idiots and We Were Poor; Then From Mid 2020 to Now, Suddenly, We’re Right: ” Ameen Soleimani

In this week’s episode I interview Ameen Soleimani, one of the most prolific builders in Ethereum. He’s the CEO of SpankChain, a blockchain-based adult entertainment platform, the co-creator of MolochDAO, a DAO to fund Ethereum projects, and the co-founder of Reflexer Labs, which created RAI, a purely ether-backed stablecoin. We talk about the need of a purely …

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