The Delphi Podcast

By Tom Shaughnessy

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A podcast tapping the brains of leaders across all verticals in the digital asset industry. Hosted by Tom Shaughnessy (@Shaughnessy119), Piers Kicks (@PiersKicks), and the team at Delphi Digital.

Episode Date
Bored Elon: Sharing Invention Ideas to 1.7m Followers, Blockchain Gaming, Diligencing a Gaming Investment and AI in Multiplayer Games
01:06:51

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with angel investor and pseudonymous online persona Bored Elon Musk. Bored started out as an Elon Musk parody account and has grown to having over 1.7M followers today. The two discuss the journey of growing a pseudonymous account, traditional gaming versus Web3 gaming, effective integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into multiplayer games, and much more.

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:27) – The journey of being a pseudonym.

(00:06:23) – Transitioning into crypto. 

(00:08:27) – The benefit of being pseudonymous.

(00:11:29) – Using reputation to build versus chasing quick money.

(00:13:44) – Traditional gaming shifting to the Web3 model. 

(00:18:27) – Traditional gaming versus Web3 gaming.

(00:25:54) – Attracting talent from traditional gaming.

(00:27:28) – How game communities can contribute to building.

(00:31:29) – What a successful Web3 game needs.

(00:36:35) – Thoughts on the sheer amount of games coming out. 

(00:39:02) – Games on specific L1s and L2s.

(00:42:24) – Realistic timelines for immersive full-fledged crypto games.

(00:46:49) – Multiplayer and AI gaming.

(00:53:00) – The societal impact of our next generation earning from games.

(00:56:43) – Game monetization and play-to-earn models. 

(01:01:32) – Overview of MetaMars.

(01:05:34) – Closing. 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Dec 06, 2021
Not3Lau Capital: Hunting for Alpha, Finding Your Tribe, and Working Effectively With Founders
01:05:07

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with the Lau brothers – DarrenDaryl, and Zachary Lau, also known as Not3Lau Capital. They discuss the importance of finding your tribe, how to work effectively with founders, staying up to speed with the markets and much more!

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:01:34) – Guests’ backgrounds.

(00:04:43) – The twins’ intern experience at CoinGecko.

(00:06:08) – The journey post-jobs. 

(00:09:02) – The brothers’ biggest lessons from their last jobs. 

(00:12:56) – Finding your tribe in crypto. 

(00:16:53) – Judging tribes in crypto. 

(00:17:38) – What to look out for when doing due diligence. 

(00:21:12) – What makes a great founder.

(00:25:29) – Giving critical feedback to founders.

(00:31:47) – Staying up to speed with the market.

(00:35:17) – The Daily Ape.

(00:36:35) – Finding rotations and narratives early.

(00:40:44) – How the brothers compliment each other.

(00:44:59) – What the brothers disagree on. 

(00:47:34) – How the investment committee held in Not3Lau Capital.

(00:48:57) – Their best and worst plays.

(00:58:24) – Advice to people new to crypto.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Dec 03, 2021
Pink Swan Trading: DeGen NFT Data Analytics, Building an Institutional Grade Crypto Options Analytics Platform, and a Business Wrapped in a CryptoPunk
01:00:07

Director of Delphi Research Ashwath Balakrishnan and Delphi Ventures Analyst Avi Zurlo, sit down with Pat Doyle and Greg Magadini, Co-founders of Pink Swan Trading, a crypto data studio. They have in-depth discussions around their products DeGenData, a de-generative NFT data lab, and Genesis Volatility, an institutional grade crypto options analytics platform, and much more!

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:00:33) – Guests’ backgrounds.

(00:04:32) – Ethereum maximalism.

(00:06:35) – Thoughts on the NFT revolution. 

(00:10:09) – Overview of DeGenData.

(00:12:30) – Most interesting insight from DeGenData. 

(00:14:00) – Building a brand around a CryptoPunk.

(00:16:46) – Selling DeGenData as a CryptoPunk.

(00:19:33) – Complying with regulations.

(00:23:00) – The landscape of crypto options.

(00:27:06) – Offering options on long-tail assets. 

(00:31:03) – Genesis Volatility’s differentiator.

(00:34:54) – The inspiration for Genesis Volatility.  

(00:36:36) – Thoughts on DeFi volatility.

(00:41:52) – Bringing institutions into trading DeFi volatility.

(00:43:09) – Thoughts on flow dynamics on DeFi options protocols.

(00:46:06) – Guests’ favorite DeFi options protocols.

(00:49:13) – Thoughts on convergence toward traditional markets. 

(00:50:38) – Advice for builders in crypto.

(00:53:56) – Rapid fire questions.

(00:57:26) – Closing. 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Nov 30, 2021
LayerZero Labs: Building the Future of Cross-chain, LayerZero Protocol, and Solving the Bridging Trilemma with Stargate
51:10

Delphi Digital’s cross-chain experts, Avi Zurlo and Can Gurel sit down with co-founders, Bryan Pellegrino (CEO) and Ryan Zarick (CTO), of LayerZero Labs, a trustless omnichain interoperability protocol. They discuss building the future of cross-chain communication, solving the bridging trilemma, and Stargate, a cross-chain liquidity network.

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:00:47) – Guests’ take on the future of blockchains.  

(00:03:25) – What is LayerZero?

(00:09:00) – Expected oracle-relayer combinations.

(00:12:51) – The architecture and efficiency of the ultra light node. 

(00:15:06) – The opportunities for on-chain generic messaging.

(00:18:01) – Overview of Stargate. 

(00:23:00) – The bridging trilemma.

(00:27:46) – Stargate’s user experience. 

(00:33:57) – Instant guaranteed finality on Stargate.

(00:37:22) – Chains that Stargate will support. 

(00:40:30) – LayerZero and Stargate tokens? 

(00:45:23) – LayerZero’s biggest challenge. 

(00:49:18) – How people can get involved with LayerZero.

(00:51:18) – Closing thoughts.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Nov 29, 2021
PleasrDAO: Collecting Internet Culture, Acquiring the Wu Tang Clan Album, Snowden & Doge NFT, and Art DAO Operations
50:18

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with members of PleasrDAO Jamis (Chief Pleasing Officer), Andy (founder of Fractional), and gmoney (INFINFT Partner). PleasrDAO is a collective focused on acquiring culturally significant art pieces, creating value from the essence of the pieces and sharing them with the community. Topics discussed include the origins of PleasrDAO, war stories behind significant art pieces, challenges with operating an art DAO, and much more! 

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:00:52) – Elevator pitch for PleasrDAO. 

(00:03:01) – The origins of PleasrDAO.

(00:06:20) – Building out an art DAO.

(00:11:50) – Sole ownership vs. owning NFTs as a community. 

(00:13:29) – PleasrDAO’s coordination process.

(00:15:35) – Deciding when to add or remove members.  

(00:17:02) – The challenges as a DAO. 

(00:20:46) – War stories behind collection pieces. 

(00:25:18) – Deciding what to focus on as a DAO. 

(00:30:05) – Planning to monetize assets.

(00:32:16) – The Wu Tang Clan Album.

(00:36:28) – The Edward Snowden NFT. 

(00:39:57) – DAO Operations.

(00:41:51) – The future of PleasrDAO. 

(00:45:50) – How far away is ideal DAO tooling?

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Nov 26, 2021
Jose & Yan discuss Delphi Labs, Incubating Mars/Astroport, & Token Economic Design
01:11:45

Head of Delphi Labs Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Managing Partner of Delphi Ventures Yan Liberman to discuss all things Delphi Labs. The two discuss the origin and goal of Delphi Labs, design considerations around Mars and Astroport token economics and lockdrop mechanisms, and much more!

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:21) – The genesis of Delphi Labs.  

(00:04:10) – Working on Axie Infinity. 

(00:05:30) – What is token economics? 

(00:08:27) – Moving from consulting to building. 

(00:09:50) – The Terra Luna story.

(00:20:03) – Mars as a generalized credit protocol.

(00:24:04) – $MARS token economics.  

(00:29:14) – Mars’ dynamic interest rate model.  

(00:31:49) – Overview of Astroport.

(00:32:40) – $ASTRO token design. 

(00:41:02) – Astroport’s launch strategy.

(00:57:50) – Other incubator projects. 

(01:00:34) – The goal of Delphi Labs. 

(01:06:04) – Closing thoughts.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Nov 23, 2021
SquiggleDAO: Creating Lasting Cultural Impact, Bootstrapping a $25 Million Dollar Treasury, and Incentivizing DAO Work
45:30

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Gregg, Instigator and Genesis Team of SquiggleDAO, a DAO foundry for on-chain generative art. The two discuss the role of Squiggles within the community,  bootstrapping its treasury, incentivising DAO work, and much more!

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:00:17) – What is a Squiggle?

(00:01:29) – How Gregg got into Squiggles.

(00:02:52) – Introduction to SquiggleDAO.

(00:05:18) – The effects of SquiggleDAO’s entry requirements on the community.

(00:08:00) – The role of Squiggles within the DAO. 

(00:10:35) – Current community projects.

(00:13:07) – Gregg’s role within the DAO. 

(00:16:26) – The SquiggleDAO treasury. 

(00:19:12) – Why members were willing to part with valuable art pieces.

(00:25:00) – The value of SquiggleDAO tokens. 

(00:27:17) – Hunting for rare Squiggles.

(00:28:43) – How SquiggleDAO operates.

(00:33:40) – Are members’ worth in Squiggles a factor?

(00:35:22) – Reputation vs. incentives as motivators.

(00:38:12) – Using rare Squiggle fractions vs. floor Squiggles for DAO entry. 

(00:39:47) – Expanding beyond Squiggles. 

(00:43:08) – Success metrics for SquiggleDAO.  

(00:45:30) – Closing thoughts.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Nov 18, 2021
Hume: Enabling Community Powered Virtual Artists for the Metaverse and Beyond
49:04

The Delphi Podcast Guest Host and NFT/Gaming Analyst Jeremy Parris sits down with David Beiner (CEO) and Jay Stolar (Chief Artist Officer) of Hume, an upcoming virtual media studio creating “Virtual Artists” who perform, release content, and engage with the masses like any other artist. They discuss the paradigm shift for artists, how a virtual artist studio functions, the role of virtual artists in the future of entertainment, and much more! 

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:03:04) – David and Jay’s background.

(00:12:55) – The changing mindset of artists.

(00:15:52) – The paradigm shift for artists. 

(00:20:47) – The future of entertainment.

(00:25:45) – What is Hume? 

(00:30:55) – Community interactions with virtual artists.

(00:33:32) – The ontology of virtual artists.

(00:35:39) – Further participation in the Hume collective.

(00:41:42) – What David and Jay hope to achieve. 

(00:46:30) – Closing thoughts.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Nov 16, 2021
Terra Autumn Series Ep. 6: Creating Customized Dynamic ETFs (Clusters) with Nebula Protocol
01:14:38

Guest Host and Head of Delphi Labs Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Sawit Trisirisatayawong, General Manager of Nebula Protocol, a community governed protocol that enables customized dynamic ETFs (clusters) and indices on Terra. The two discuss Nebula’s dynamic rebalancing design, the governance process for clusters, potential use-cases for cluster tokens, and much more! 

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Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:01:33) – Sawit’s background. 

(00:06:29) – Choosing to build on Terra. 

(00:10:38) – Choosing to build an index protocol.

(00:18:28) – Overview of Nebula.

(00:22:59) – Asset weight rebalancing explained. 

(00:30:49) – Nebula’s rebalancing mechanism design. 

(00:35:51) – The governance process around clusters on Nebula. 

(00:43:46) – Setting the rebalancing parameters. 

(00:45:43) – The step-by-step process of rebalancing.

(00:50:32) – Cash flow streams for index creators. 

(00:52:08) – The products launching on Nebula. 

(00:57:37) – Bringing over assets from other chains. 

(00:59:27) – Finding out users’ demand for specific assets. 

(01:03:45) – Use cases for cluster tokens. 

(01:07:53) – How to find out more about Nebula. 

(01:08:57) – What Sawit is most excited about for Terra. 

(01:11:20) – How Nebula ties into the real world. 

(01:12:59) – Closing thoughts. 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Nov 04, 2021
Jeff Dorman: Arca‘s CIO On Promoting Humility, Eclipsing $500M In AUM and Activism With SushiSwap
01:04:07

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jeff Dorman, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Arca, an asset management firm offering institutional-calibre products for sophisticated investors to gain exposure to digital assets. The two discuss Arca’s SushiSwap proposal, merging traditional finance and crypto, Jeff’s biggest lessons as a CIO, and much more.

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Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:40) – Overview of Arca. 

(00:04:30) – Jeff’s approach to time management.

(00:06:27) – Making decisions as a CIO.

(00:09:45) – Biggest learnings from transitioning into a CIO. 

(00:11:21) – The investment process at Arca. 

(00:15:27) – What young crypto professionals are lacking today. 

(00:19:46) – Biggest learning from crypto in 2021.

(00:22:30) – Filtering potential investments. 

(00:24:58) – The SushiSwap deal.

(00:36:45) – Jeff’s thoughts on activist investing.

(00:38:18) – Selling vs. active participation.  

(00:42:00) – Traditional finance and crypto. 

(00:47:02) – Envisioning the merge of TradiFi and crypto.

(00:55:43) – Jeff’s thoughts on regulations.

(01:00:35) – Jeff’s best advice.

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Nov 02, 2021
Transacting on StarkWare’s Live ZK-Rollups Is Orders of Magnitude Cheaper With the Security of Ethereum, StarkWare-Powered Gaming, and Building a Vibrant Ecosystem of dApps
58:07

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy and Delphi’s Head of Research, Medio Demarco, are joined by Eli Ben-Sasson, and Uri Kolodny, Co-Founders of StarkWare, a suite of validity-based blockchain scaling and privacy solutions. Topics discussed include how StarkWare stacks up against other scaling solutions, achieving low transaction costs, developing a vibrant StarkNet dApp ecosystem, and much more.

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:44) – Guests’ backgrounds.

(00:03:39) – Overview of StarkWare.

(00:07:03) – Coding with Cairo on StarkWare. 

(00:10:14) – Deploying game logic on top of Starknet.

(00:11:48) – The low cost of transactions. 

(00:16:34) – Implementation speed for integrating dApps. 

(00:19:44) – How StarkWare compares to optimistic rollups. 

(00:24:42) – Platforms building on top of StarkWare.

(00:27:39) – What success for StarkWare looks like. 

(00:28:52) – Data availability, sharding, and Validium.

(00:33:08) – Transaction costs on Validium vs. ZK. 

(00:36:19) – Addressing critiques of StarkWare. 

(00:43:30) – Being ahead of schedule.

(00:45:28) – Building a community without a token. 

(00:46:34) – Game-changing applications on Starknet. 

(00:50:07) – Attracting traditional gaming franchises. 

(00:53:06) – Best advice from Eli and Uri.

(00:57:44) – How to get involved with StarkWare.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Oct 29, 2021
Spruce: Powering Sign-In With Ethereum, Cross-Chain Identities and Exposing The Dangers of Big Login
01:07:22

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Gregory Rocco and Wayne Chang, Co-founders of Spruce, an ecosystem of open source tools to enable user-controlled identity anywhere. In this episode, they discuss the importance of decentralized identities, how Sign-in With Ethereum works, the use-cases of cross-chain reputations, and much more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:39) – Guests’ backgrounds. 

(00:04:55) – The identity problem. 

(00:07:04) – The goal of Spruce. 

(00:09:26) – The effects of identities on DAOs.

(00:12:08) – Why NFTs are not sufficient forms of decentralized identities.

(00:15:08) – The issues with centralized logins. 

(00:19:16) – Overview of Sign-in With Ethereum. 

(00:26:28) – The data management process of Sign-in With Ethereum.

(00:27:56) – Target adopters for Sign-in With Ethereum. 

(00:29:10) – Technical integration difficulties. 

(00:31:04) – What ownership of your digital identity and data looks like.

(00:36:40) – The portability of identities.

(00:41:08) – The mechanics of cross-chain identities. 

(00:46:20) – Poor identity standards.

(00:48:23) – Reputation identities for DAOs and DeFi.

(00:52:20) – Immutability of the data.

(00:54:32) – How the data is stored with Kepler. 

(00:58:54) – SpruceID’s moat. 

(01:01:14) – Final thoughts on decentralized identities.

(01:05:08) – How people can get involved with Spruce.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Oct 27, 2021
Terra Autumn Series Ep. 5: Orion Money is Bringing Cross-Chain Stablecoin Banking to the Masses
48:55

Jose Maria Macedo and Yan Liberman sit down with Vol and Sam, co-founders of Orion Money, a cross-chain stablecoin bank built on Terra. Discussed topics include Orion’s features and roadmap, $ORION tokenomics, achieving cross-chain trustless governance and much more!

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Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

Show Notes: 

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:53) – Guests’ backgrounds. 

(00:05:54) – The decision to build Orion Money.  

(00:10:17) – An overview of Orion Money. 

(00:14:03) – The roadmap of Orion’s features. 

(00:16:11) – How Orion Saver works. 

(00:17:32) – The traction on Orion Saver thus far.  

(00:19:51) – Bringing Orion Money to other chains.

(00:22:18) – How Orion Yield & Insurance works.

(00:24:28) – How Orion Pay works.

(00:25:44) – The role of $ORN token.

(00:33:49) – How cross-chain governance is achieved for Orion Money.

(00:37:46) – Goals for Orion Money.

(00:41:43) – Details for Orion Money’s IDO. 

(00:43:51) – The impact of crypto on e-commerce. 

(00:45:55) – How people can get involved with Orion Money.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Oct 25, 2021
Terra Autumn Series Ep. 4: Mirror Protocol Enables On-Chain Price Exposure to Real-World Assets With Synthetic Asset Tokens
45:01

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Stanford Liu (Head of Research) and Joe Lim (Product Manager) of Terraform Labs, the team behind Mirror, a protocol that enables the trading of fungible assets, “synthetics,” that track the price of real-world assets. The trio discuss Mirror’s synthetics architecture, implementing concentrated liquidity for mAssets ("mirror" versions of real-world assets), notable upgrades in Mirror v2, and much more!

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(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:36) – Guests’ backgrounds.  

(00:05:32) – A day in the life at Terraform Labs. 

(00:07:24) – Introduction to Mirror.

(00:09:06) – The long term vision for Mirror.

(00:10:03) – The decision process behind Mirror’s synthetics architecture. 

(00:12:32) – Biggest contributors to Mirror’s success.

(00:13:53) – Users getting exposure to Mirror assets vs. yield farming. 

(00:15:24) – Incentivising trading volume.

(00:17:41) – Mirror v1 vs. Mirror v2. 

(00:19:40) – Most exciting features of Mirror v2. 

(00:24:33) – Using concentrated liquidity on Astroport.

(00:26:53) – Strategies for inter-protocol composability.

(00:29:45) – Regulation and decentralizing Mirror.

(00:32:10) – Thoughts on scaling Terra. 

(00:36:28) – Funding for scaling Cosmos.

(00:38:10) – Most exciting upcoming projects.

(00:40:43) – Removing Terraform Labs from the equation.

(00:42:18) – How to participate in the Mirror community.

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Oct 22, 2021
Terra Autumn Series Ep. 3: Anchor Protocol Is Building the “Stripe for Savings”
01:05:57

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Matthew J Cantieri, General Manager of Anchor Protocol, a money market on the Terra blockchain that offers an attractive stable yield for depositors. The two discuss Anchor’s yield mechanisms and sustainability, bringing Anchor to traditional finance, the impacts of the Columbus-5 upgrade and much more!

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(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:41) – Matt’s background. 

(00:04:46) – The Ethereum Labs at Microsoft. 

(00:08:15) – Why Matt decided to go full-time crypto. 

(00:11:45) – The early days of Terra. 

(00:15:20) – Introduction to Anchor. 

(00:21:48) – Anchor’s strategy for targeting the markets. 

(00:27:38) – The infrastructure needed to make Anchor compelling to traditional finance. 

(00:34:00) – Matt’s thoughts on building from the bottom-up. 

(00:40:24) – Most exciting applications build on top of Anchor.

(00:43:00) – The sustainability of the 20% savings rate.

(00:48:53) – The approach to increasing borrowers.

(00:53:21) – What the Col-5 upgrade means for the Terra ecosystem.

(00:56:56) – Anchor’s role in the future of finance.

(00:59:36) – Matt’s experience of working in crypto.

(01:03:08) – How people can get involved with Anchor.

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Oct 20, 2021
EnterDAO: Building Critical Market Infrastructure for the Metaverse Economy
39:14

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Zhivko Todorov, co-founder of EnterDAO, a DAO focused on building products to enable new markets within the Web3 metaverse economy. The two discuss Landworks’ potential as a metaverse land rental marketplace, the utility of MetaPortal as a single entry point across the metaverse, the benefits of going DAO-first, and much more!

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(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:40) – Zhivko’s background.

(00:04:00) – The problem EnterDAO is solving. 

(00:07:32) – What users are getting when they buy metaverse land. 

(00:09:00) – Introduction to LandWorks.  

(00:10:13) – What the LandWorks experience looks like. 

(00:10:58) – The security of LandWorks. 

(00:12:12) – Zhivko’s thoughts on whether people are ready for metaverse land renting.

(00:15:11) – The LandWorks timeline.

(00:16:10) – Balancing speed and security when building. 

(00:17:03) – The market for LandWorks. 

(00:17:53) – The possibility of group land rentals. 

(00:18:37) – Introduction to MetaPortal. 

(00:20:00) – What the MetaPortal experience looks like. 

(00:21:52) – MetaPortal competitors. 

(00:22:46) – The direction of EnterDAO.

(00:25:41) – The decision to go DAO-first and its benefits.  

(00:29:44) – The risks of code forks. 

(00:31:59) – Drawing parallels between LandWorks and Airbnb.

(00:33:46) – Biggest lessons from LimeChain days.

(00:36:19) – $ENTR token. 

(00:37:54) – EnterDAO’s call for community members.

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Oct 18, 2021
Gabriel Shapiro: Demystifying Crypto Legalities, the Motivations of Regulatory Bodies, and Stablecoin Regulation
01:05:59

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Gabriel Shapiro, General Counsel at Delphi Labs, Delphi’s very own project incubator. The two discuss legal differences between traditional businesses and crypto, the motivations of regulatory bodies, regulation on centralized and decentralized stablecoins and much more!

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(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:35) – Gabriel’s background.  

(00:04:17) – War stories from Gabriel’s VC days.

(00:06:17) – Biggest legal differences between projects in crypto and the traditional world.

(00:11:23) – Regulatory bodies that have the most impact on crypto. 

(00:15:23) – How motivations to support innovation and regulatory turf wars can coexist. 

(00:18:56) – Gabriel’s thoughts on pushing the boundaries of regulation.

(00:22:07) – What Gabriel would say to Gary Gensler.

(00:27:00) – What a regulatory attack on a big DeFi project could look like.

(00:32:05) – Regulation on decentralized teams.

(00:35:39) – Governments and fair launches.

(00:39:03) – How much Americans’ voices matter.

(00:42:13) – What regulators really care about.

(00:44:13) – Personal liability and why it's important.

(00:48:43) – Regulation and stablecoins.

(00:51:51) – How regulating $USDC would affect DeFi.

(00:54:13) – The regulatory resistance of $UST. 

(00:57:06) – The optimal formation for a crypto project. 

(01:01:41) – The ways other lawyers can get up to speed on crypto regulation.

(01:04:44) – How crypto is disrupting the traditional legal model.

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Oct 15, 2021
Alex Salnikov: Rarible Protocol’s Open Source Tools for NFT Projects, $RARI Token, and Community Governance
48:42

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Alex Salnikov, co-founder and CPO at Rarible, the first community-owned NFT marketplace. The two discuss open-sourcing the Rarible Protocol stack, the benefits of having marketplace features on-chain, the $RARI token distribution and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:30) – Alex’s journey in crypto.

(00:05:05) – Rarible’s storefront vs. competitors.

(00:07:37) – The focus of Rarible’s design.

(00:09:12) – Rarible on multiple chains.

(00:10:04) – Overview of Rarible Protocol. 

(00:13:59) – Rarible’s on-chain features. 

(00:16:39) –The benefits of having features on-chain. 

(00:20:32) – The risks for developers on closed APIs. 

(00:24:53) – The reason other teams close off their indexer.

(00:25:55) – How royalties are handled on Rarible. 

(00:28:17) – Alex’s thoughts on scaling Rarible. 

(00:31:53) – NFTs and security on layer-2s. 

(00:34:08) – Projects using Rarible Protocol to build. 

(00:38:28) – The $RARI token. 

(00:41:11) – Alex’s thoughts on Rarible being completely decentralized.

(00:42:45) – What the team did well/poorly with the $RARI token drop.

(00:45:00) – NFT projects that Alex is excited about. 

(00:45:51) – What Alex would say to NFT bears.

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Oct 13, 2021
Haseeb Qureshi: Discussing Decentralization’s Core Purpose, Trade-Offs, Declining Marginal Utility and DAO Decision-Making
01:06:42

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Haseeb Querishi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto venture fund. The two have a philosophical discussion on the topic of decentralization, covering its core purpose, the costly trade-offs, the declining marginal utility of pursuing decentralization and much more!

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(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:03:32) – Overview of Dragonfly Capital. 

(00:04:05) – Inspiration for the post “Why Decentralization Isn't as Important as You Think”.

(00:06:07) – Haseeb’s stance on decentralization. 

(00:08:37) – Haseeb’s thoughts on progressive decentralization.

(00:11:02) – The purpose of decentralization.

(00:13:00) – Haseeb’s thoughts on quantifying decentralization.

(00:15:46) – What if Vitalik kept control of Ethereum. 

(00:18:50) – The decentralization trade-off for layer-1s. 

(00:25:04) – Why projects cannot compete on being decentralized. 

(00:29:18) – Censorship on layer-1s. 

(00:31.01) – Adverse situations with nation-states.

(00:37:21) – The declining marginal utility of being decentralized.

(00:41:09) – Haseeb’s thoughts on decentralization bringing in more human capital. 

(00:43:44) – Helping a team navigate decentralization as a VC.

(00:46:15) – The part incentives play in decentralization.  

(00:49:37) – How Haseeb would structure a DAO.

(00:53:33) – Haseeb’s thoughts on mass governance.

(00:57:07) – Judging founders as an investor. 

(01:01:13) – What Tom disagrees with in Haseeb’s post.

(01:03:09) – Imagining decentralization in a world without governments.

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Oct 11, 2021
Terra Autumn Series Ep. 2: Leverage Any Asset With Levana
01:21:13

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Jonathan Caras, Head of Communications at Levana, a protocol on the Terra blockchain that allows any asset to be leveraged. The two discuss decentralizing perpetual swaps, leveraged tokens versus margin trading, the Levana Lore and much more!

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(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:35) – Jonathan’s background.

(00:09:46) – Why Jonathan took the leap to build Levana.

(00:13:16) – Why Jonathan chose to build on Terra. 

(00:20:24) – What is Levana?

(00:25:00) – The possibilities on Levana.   

(00:28:50) – How the leveraged tokens work. 

(00:33:59) – Liquidation risk of leveraged tokens.

(00:38:16) – Choosing leveraged tokens over margin trading infrastructure.

(00:44:14) – Differences between perps and leverage trading.

(00:50:30) – Approaching perp decentralization. 

(00:59:55) – Role of the Levana token.

(01:04:01) – The story behind Levana’s lore. 

(01:10:09) – Easter eggs in Levana’s lore / Levana NFTs. 

(01:14:51) – How NFTs will be incorporated on Levana. 

(01:21:00) – Closing thoughts on Levana.

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Oct 08, 2021
Aaron and David McDonald: Altered State Machine is Enabling AI Ownership via NFTs, Hereditary AI and Minting Brains
01:15:48

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Aaron and David McDonald, founders of Altered State Machine (ASM), a world-first decentralized platform for developers and NFT owners to create, train and own intelligent NFTs. They discuss integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into NFTs and gaming, use cases for AI in DeFi, the infrastructure of ASM brains and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:20) – Aaron and David’s background.

(00:04:15) – Elevator pitch for Altered State Machine (ASM).

(00:07:00) – The issues with NFTs today.

(00:09:42) – Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) with NFTs.

(00:11:07) – Overview of AI in games.

(00:20:17) – The experience of gaming against an intelligent AI. 

(00:31:09) – Use cases for AI in DeFi. 

(00:36:19) – The ASM brain infrastructure. 

(00:44:30) – The interoperability of brains.

(00:51:45) – Preventing getting the “perfect” brain. 

(00:54:29) – How brain training works. 

(00:59:14) – The opportunity for miners with ASM.

(01:02:31) – Data management for the brains.

(01:08:35) – The process behind ASM’s launch.

(01:13:58) – The sci-fi angle on ASM.

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Oct 06, 2021
Terra Autumn Series Ep. 1: Kickstarting Terra Autumn with Do Kwon
57:31

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Do Kwon, Co-Founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, the team behind the Terra blockchain, a fully decentralized and programmable money for the internet. The two discuss decentralized stablecoin mechanisms and pitfalls, Terra’s core ethos, regulatory risk for Terra, and much more!

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(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:03:04) – Do’s background. 

(00:05:40) – The importance of stablecoins.

(00:08:26) – An overview of stablecoins.

(00:13:09) – Overcoming the challenges of an algorithmic stablecoin.

(00:18:01) – Making $UST the most useful form of money. 

(00:22:12) – Terra’s DeFi ecosystem. 

(00:26:40) – The metaverse on Terra. 

(00:29:21) – Terra’s scalability.

(00:32:22) – Terra’s main goal / Getting $UST on other chains.

(00:35:40) – Using $UST for payments / CHAI payments.

(00:41:45) – Regulatory risk for Terra.

(00:47:14) – Terraform Lab’s plan for their treasury.

(00:48:53) – Sustainability of the Terra ecosystem without incentives.

(00:52:08) – Managing the concentrated liquidity trade-off.

(00:53:34) – Do’s biggest concerns for Terra. 

(00:55:20) – Closing thoughts from Do.

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Oct 05, 2021
Jeremy Allaire: Leading Multiple IPOs, The Circle Turnaround Story, Growing USDC to $31B and Crypto Regulations
01:10:40

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jeremy Allaire, Co-founder and CEO of Circle, a payments and treasury infrastructure for the internet and issuer of USD Coin (USDC). The two discuss building successful companies in new technologies, the regulatory climate for stablecoins, the future of Circle and much more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:27) – Jeremy’s background.

(00:09:31) – How to scale companies in new technologies quickly.

(00:14:26) – Remaining flexible on the product and business plan. 

(00:17:01) – Biggest lessons from Jeremy’s first two companies. 

(00:20:01) – Time management as an industry leader.

(00:23:12) – Deciding to double-down on USDC. 

(00:32:36) – Making the call to drop losing business divisions.

(00:36:54) – Team involvement in making key business decisions.

(00:38:36) – The future of Circle.

(00:47:32) – Regulatory concerns for USDC.

(00:56:05) – Chances of complete government crackdown.

(01:00:09) – Are government crackdowns bullish for Bitcoin and Ethereum?

(01:02:26) – Regulation in the early internet days. 

(01:07:58) – Jeremy’s thoughts on competition from decentralized stablecoins.

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Oct 01, 2021
GEN.ART DAO: Shaping the Future of Generative Art Through A Community-Centric Membership Model
01:01:29

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Notion, also known as Adam, Lead at GEN.ART, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) focused on shaping the future of generative art. The two discuss GEN.ART’s membership model, community involvement in projects, curating artists and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:31) – Elevator pitch for GEN.ART.

(00:03:15) – Adam’s background. 

(00:04:40) – Why Adam is passionate about generative art. 

(00:07:31) – Why people should be interested in generative art. 

(00:10:10) – Use cases for NFTs beyond the art. 

(00:12:10) – GEN.ART’s membership model for drops.

(00:17:33) – Why GEN.ART is a DAO.

(00:21:48) – Effects of a few owning a large percentage of memberships.

(00:27:18) – GEN.ART as a collective DAO across collections.

(00:31:03) – Why artists choose GEN.ART.

(00:36:30) – The relationship between the community and the artists.

(00:38:28) – How the $GENART token is being used. 

(00:40:08) – Exploring GEN.ART on other chains. 

(00:42:02) – Curating artists and art. 

(00:45:39) – Drops beyond generative art.

(00:47:14) – Attracting big names in the space.

(00:49:53) – The future of GEN.ART.

(00:55:00) – Getting the community involved in building.

(00:58:48) – Where people can get involved in GEN.ART.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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Sep 30, 2021
Hop Protocol: A Trustless Protocol to Quickly Transfer Tokens From One Rollup / Sidechain to Another
54:22

Guest host Can Gurel from Delphi Research sits down with Chris Whinfrey, co-founder of Hop Protocol, a prominent token bridge for Ethereum’s layer-2 ecosystem that allows users to quickly send tokens from one rollup or sidechain to another. The two discuss the utility of Hop Bridge in a rollup centric Ethereum world, diving into its design properties, security model and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:40) – Chris’ background / Why he started Hop Protocol. 

(00:07:15) – How optimism and ZK rollups work. 

(00:14:28) – How Hop Protocol works.

(00:20:28) – How hTokens are converted into aTokens.  

(00:23:03) – Why an intermediate token is needed. 

(00:27:02) – Hop Protocol from a capital efficiency perspective.   

(00:30:46) – How Hop Protocol defends against fraudulent transactions. 

(00:32:54) – Users’ exposure to the weak links in scaling solution security. 

(00:37:33) – Chris’ thoughts on concerns about rollups. 

(00:41:26) – Hop Protocol’s role if rollups become efficient.

(00:42:53) – Challenges with cross-chain messaging.

(00:49:48) – Other layer-1s versus layer-2 solutions.

(00:53:53) – Hop Protocol token.

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Sep 23, 2021
NFT Culture Series Ep. 5: Sasha Fleyshman on the Future of Crypto Gaming, Blockchain vs. Real-World Art, and PFP Projects
01:11:31

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Sasha Fleyshman, Junior Portfolio Manager and Special Situations Analyst at Arca, an asset management firm offering institutional-calibre products for sophisticated investors to gain exposure to digital assets. The two discuss the future of crypto gaming, blockchain vs. real-world art, PFP communities and adoption, and more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:22) – Sasha’s background.

(00:05:27) – The first game that clicked for Sasha. 

(00:07:20) – Getting massive gaming franchises into NFTs.

(00:10:23) – The future of multiplayer crypto gaming.

(00:12:57) – Gamers' involvement in game governance.

(00:17:07) – Being an active contributor/player in game investments.

(00:19:45) – The importance of YGG DAO governance.

(00:20:23) – How YGG eventually expands to the U.S.

(00:23:07) – Sasha’s take on NFT PFPs and Punks.

(00:26:32) – Rarity vs. aesthetics / Buying what speaks to you.

(00:31:54) – Sasha’s preference of gaming over art.

(00:33:17) – Art Sasha is interested in right now.

(00:35:34) – Buying pure art on Ethereum vs. the real world.

(00:38:31) – Sasha’s take on the future of PFP NFTs and communities.

(00:40:06) – Whether PFP communities or project teams drive more adoption.

(00:43:15) – What qualities to look out for in an NFT community. 

(00:46:22) – Sasha’s thoughts on an NFT bear market.

(00:52:00) – Earning yield on NFT-based tokens.

(00:57:09) – Sasha’s thoughts on displaying NFTs.

(01:01:22) – Whales in the NFT space.

(01:04:11) – Technical safety of NFTs.

(01:07:14) – NFTs on other chains.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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Sep 22, 2021
NFT Culture Series Ep. 4: VonMises on Collection Strategies, Art Blocks Curation, and Future of Generative Art
01:10:50

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with VonMises, a member of the Art Blocks curation board and an avid NFT collector. The two discuss managing a large collection, the Art Blocks curation process, future of generative art and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:20) – How VonMises got started in crypto and NFTs. 

(00:07:29) – VonMises’ approach to CryptoPunks.

(00:08:50) – Aesthetics versus rarity.

(00:15:26) – How VonMises manages his NFT collection.

(00:19:30) – VonMises’ thoughts on fractional ownership.

(00:34:05) – The Art Blocks curation process. 

(00:37:44) – VonMises’ thoughts on the centralization of curation. 

(00:42:41) – VonMises’ craziest NFT trade.    

(00:46:43) – Take on the generative art movement. 

(00:51:34) – Generative art infiltrating the traditional world.

(00:57:39) – What could cause VonMises to become bearish on generative art.

(00:59:30) – Top advice for newcomers.

(01:04:21) – What VonMises is excited about in the NFT space.

(01:07:10) – How OnCyber works

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Sep 20, 2021
NFT Culture Series Ep. 3: Erick “Snowfro” Talks Art Blocks, Squiggles, and Beyond
01:23:03

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Erick Calderon, a.k.a. “Snowfro,” founder of Art Blocks, a platform focused on genuinely programmable on demand generative content that is stored immutably on the Ethereum Blockchain. The two discuss Art Blocks from the artist and curator perspective, how generative art is minted, CryptoPunks, and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:21) – How Erick got started in crypto.

(00:06:40) – Erick’s thoughts on CryptoPunks.

(00:10:35) – The gap between 2017’s generative art and today’s.

(00:14:48) – Owning fractionalized rare Punks versus whole floor Punks.

(00:21:25) – Erick’s thoughts on DAOs.

(00:25:27) – Erick’s thoughts on controlling the hype around Art Blocks.

(00:29:43) – Art Blocks from the artist’s perspective / Curating Art Blocks.

(00:37:25) – Decentralizing the curation process in the long term.

(00:44:25) – How art is minted on Art Blocks.

(00:53:16) – How Erick decides when code for generative art is finished.

(00:59:35) – Rarity versus aesthetics.

(01:06:17) – What will keep interest in generative art long term.

(01:15:03) – Multichain NFTs.

(01:19:16) – Erick’s thoughts on being early/late in NFTs.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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Sep 15, 2021
NFT Culture Series Ep. 2: Cooper Turley, It’s All About Culture
01:10:45

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Cooper Turley, crypto strategist lead at Audius, and manager of social DAO Friends With Benefits. The two discuss the culture and community around projects, DAOs and NFTs, value flows in NFTs and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:23) – Cooper’s background.

(00:03:25) – What NFT culture means to Cooper / The fun aspect of NFTs.

(00:06:53) – The relationship between public exposure and building in the NFT space.

(00:09:25) – Culture and community around NFT projects.

(00:15:45) – Managing creative control in NFT projects.

(00:17:29) – The crossover between NFTs and DAOs.

(00:21:27) – Cooper’s thoughts on being “too late” to a project.

(00:24:04) – What a bear market for NFTs could look like.

(00:26:59) – Tribalism in NFTs.

(00:28:00) – Judging NFT communities independent of price.

(00:30:40) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT art.

(00:33:42) – Fractionalized assets versus full assets.

(00:39:15) – The creator economy and NFTs.

(00:48:38) – Overview on Rally.

(00:50:09) – What creators need to be successful.

(00:55:12) – Value flows in NFTs.

(00:58:58) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT curation.

(01:02:49) – Governance rights for token holders VS NFTs for social access.

(01:05:17) – Rapid fire questions: Multi-chain NFTs, Audius, Loot.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Sep 10, 2021
NFT Culture Series Ep. 1: DCinvestor the Prolific Art Collector
01:15:28

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Aftab Hossain, also known as DCinvestor, one of the most well-known names in NFT space. The two discuss all things NFT culture, the process of NFT curation, social dynamics around NFTs, and much more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:26) – DCinvestor’s background.

(00:03:07) – How DCinvestor got started in NFTs.

(00:06:42) – Advice to people entering the NFT space.

(00:11:56) – How DCinvestor curates his NFT collection.

(00:18:07) – NFTs versus the traditional collectibles market / art world.

(00:23:38) – The market for NFTs / inclusivity of NFTs.

(00:26:40) – NFTs on chains other than Ethereum.

(00:38:08) – NFT fractionalization.

(00:43:27) – Communities around NFTs.

(00:47:06) – DCinvestor's thoughts on artists’ release cadence.

(00:49:23) – Social curation of NFTs.

(00:52:25) – The degenerative art market.

(01:03:40) – DCinvestor's thoughts on the traditional art market getting involved in the NFT space.

(01:05:42) – The path to sustainably supporting long-tail creators.

(01:12:12) – DCinvestor’s thoughts on choosing between his NFT collection or $ETH.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Sep 09, 2021
THORChain: Hardening the Protocol with Halborn, Immunefi, Nine Realms and Chad Barraford
56:25

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Chad Barraford (Technical Lead at THORChain), Gavin McDermott (Founder of Nine Realms), Robert Behnke, (CEO of Halborn), Steven Walbroehl (CISO of Halborn), and Duncan Townsend (CTO of Immunefi) to discuss THORChain, details surrounding the recent hack, strengthening THORChain’s security, the role of bug bounties and much more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:00) – Guests’ backgrounds.

(00:03:54) – THORChain's hack overview.

(00:08:07) – Response to hack.

(00:16:30) – Sustaining THORChain's quality in the next few years.

(00:22:23) – Immunefi overview and relationship with THORChain.

(00:24:26) – THORSec initiative.

(00:27:26) – Panel’s role in THORChain.

(00:33:40) – System’s management of safeguards.

(00:43:26) – Team coordination / solving problems.

(00:47:38) – THORChain’s roadmap.

(00:51:21) – Closing thoughts on THORChain.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Sep 07, 2021
Kava: Connecting The World’s Largest Cryptocurrencies, Ecosystems And Financial Applications
43:18

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Scott Stuart, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Kava Labs, which builds composable DeFi apps and services that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world. The two discuss Kava’s focus on security, details around Kava Swap, bringing the next wave of users into crypto and much more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:02) - Introduction.

(00:00:13) - First Question: When did Scott get into crypto.

(00:00:53) - Scott's Background.

(00:02:20) - Kava overview.

(00:05:26) - What were the driving factors to build on Cosmos.

(00:07:32) - Kava's products and offerings.

(00:16:59) - How do you go from 1,0000 apps to being curated on Kava.

(00:18:46) - How does the community curate.

(00:21:05) - Kava Swap overview.

(00:29:20) - How are funds protected in the cross-chain world.

(00:32:32) - Assets supported in Swap and what is Scott planning in the future.

(00:35:46) - Scott's thoughts on DeFi.

(00:37:48) - What's on the roadmap for Kava and how to get involved in Kava.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Sep 06, 2021
XDEFI: A User-Friendly, Chain Agnostic Wallet Enabling the Management of All Assets in One Single Place
48:59

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Emile Dubié, Co-Founder of XDEFI Wallet, a chain-agnostic wallet to store, send and receive all your digital assets from a single place. The two discuss how the wallet works, interacting with dApps, challenging incumbents, and more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) - Introduction.

(00:02:50) - First Question: Emile's Background.

(00:03:57) - The story behind XDEFI.

(00:06:45) - Why XDEFI is necessary for the cross-chain experience.

(00:09:41) - Emile's thoughts on why Metamask hasn’t pushed to be cross-chain.

(00:12:38) - XDEFI's design walkthrough.

(00:17:54) - The difficulty of adding new supported chains to XDEFI.

(00:21:15) - Emile's thoughts on going up against incumbents.

(00:24:33) - XDEFI’s creative edge.

(00:27:22) - Emile's thoughts on NFTs and wallets.

(00:30:31) - Getting NFT-focused users onto XDEFI.

(00:33:00) - Security for XDEFI wallet / Managing the complexity of security when adding new chains and functions.

(00:40:25) - The XDEFI team today and what's next.

(00:43:19) - Emile's advice to new crypto project founders.

(00:45:48) - How to get involved in XDEFI.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Sep 03, 2021
Star Atlas: Using the Blockchain to Create a Unique Play-to-Earn Metaverse
53:04

The Delphi Podcast Host Jeremy Parris is joined by Michael Wagner (founder of Star Atlas). In this episode we explore not only what Star Atlas hopes to achieve in the future, but what they’ve already accomplished to date. We dive deep into the P2E weeds and imagine what a future looks like where someone could be a “space pirate” for a living. Beyond that we touch upon their upcoming TGE (token generation event) and what to expect next from the project.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) - Introduction.

(00:03:59) - First Question: Star Atlas overview.

(00:10:15) - What players might be able to vote on in Star Atlas DAOs.

(00:12:41) - Start Atlas feature releases.

(00:15:33) - The challenge of crypto game design.

(00:19:11) - What gameplay for Star Atlas will look like.

(00:26:02) - Michael's thoughts on the future of Star Atlas.

(00:27:14) - The story behind Star Atlas.

(00:30:50) - On the community that has evolved around Star Atlas.

(00:34:04) - Star Atlas poster sale.

(00:38:45) - $ATLAS and $POLIS token sale.

(00:41:49) - What's on the roadmap for Star Atlas.

(00:45:05) - In-game high stakes PvP.

(00:49:19) - How to get involved in Star Atlas.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Sep 02, 2021
SuperRare: Enabling User-Driven Curation of NFT Art and Differentiating from OpenSea
01:01:49

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with John Crain, Founder & CEO of SuperRare, a marketplace to collect and trade unique, single-edition digital artworks. The two discuss SuperRare, decentralizing the platform through community-driven curation and the RARE token, differentiating from OpenSea, and much more!

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

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Show Notes: (00:00) – Introduction.

(02:53) – First Question: John’s Background.

(07:48) – SuperRare overview.

(12:38) – What gets John excited about NFTs now and in the future.

(16:10) – Curating despite NFT abundance.

(18:06) – How SuperRare is differentiated.

(22:00) – John’s thoughts on curation.

(31:09) – John’s thoughts on royalties for artists on SuperRare and other platforms.

(34:38) – SuperRare’s Sovereign Smart Contracts.

(43:59) – How SuperRare helps unknown artists achieve success.

(47:58) – Biggest hurdle for $RARE.

(50:00) – Biggest setback John overcame in SuperRare’s history.

(52:51) – John’s advice for the people entering the NFT space now.

(54:53) – John’s advice for artists.

(56:31) – John’s thoughts on giving curation to the community.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Sep 01, 2021
150 Minutes of NFTs with Jake Brukhman
02:28:40

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jake Brukhman, Founder & CEO at CoinFund, a blockchain-focused investment firm based in Brooklyn, New York. The two spend over two hours discussing all things NFTs, including NFT liquidity, judging NFT communities, CryptoPunks, fractionalization, scarcity, DAOs, pricing NFT assets, the future of NFTs, and much more!

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi’s most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:53) Jake’s background and interest in NFTs.

(00:03:24) What is an NFT?

(00:12:35) Judging NFT communities.

(00:15:44) CryptoPunks and long-term resilience.

(00:21:05) Complexity of NFTs / cultural difference between the DeFi and the NFT communities.

(00:24:00) Nouns DAO is auctioning off a new noun every day.

(00:36:36) How PartyDAO works / crowdfunding capital.

(00:41:47) Jake’s thoughts on scarcity of NFTs and fractionalization.

(01:02:59) Upshot is a more efficient way to price NFTs.

(01:16:35) The NFT exchange market and importance of GTM strategies.

(01:21:00) Rarible Protocol serves as a back end for NFT applications.

(01:36:36) How the success of each marketplace benefits Rarible token holders.

(01:45:46) Jake’s thoughts on NFT metadata storage and on-chain vs. off-chain assets.

(01:54:22) Jake’s thoughts on regulation in the NFT space.

(01:56:34) Where we’re at now in the NFT cycle.

(02:12:17) Founders in the NFT space.

(02:14:40) The royalty aspect of NFT drops.

(02:21:48) The category of NFT projects Jake is most excited about.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Aug 25, 2021
Tom Lombardi: Catalyzing DeFi & The Beauty of Incentive Systems
01:18:15

The Delphi Podcast co-host and co-founder of Delphi Digital, Kevin Kelly, sits down with Tom Lombardi, Managing Director at 3iQ and adjunct professor of Finance at Pepperdine University, to get his take on several important trends in crypto and markets. The two discuss a wide array of topic areas ranging from the rise of DeFi and its growing popularity among institutional investors to the evolution of liquidity mining programs and how proper token incentives can better align stakeholders to create more valuable products than their centralized counterparts.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi’s most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

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Show Notes:

(03:32) – Updates from Tom.

(03:56) – Iron Finance stablecoin debacle.

(08:03) – dYdX’s promotion / thoughts on the incentives and leverage in crypto.

(12:35) – Thoughts on Uniswap’s AMM model.

(16:58) – Tom’s thoughts on incentives – right or wrong?

(20:03) – Token models and incentives.

(24:44) – Tom’s thoughts on global adoption.

(30:58) – What institutional investors really care about.

(37:56) – Uneducated narratives against crypto.

(48:34) – Tom’s students versus institutional investors.

(01:02:13) – Tom’s thoughts on NFTs.

(01:06:38) – Thoughts on current developments and the future of crypto.

(01:15:42) – Where to find Tom and 3iQ.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Aug 06, 2021
Beta Finance is a Permissionless Money Market Enabling the Short-Selling of the Long Tail of Crypto Assets
45:42

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Allen Lee, Founder at Beta Finance, the first permissionless money market protocol for shorting any crypto asset. The two discuss Beta’s use cases, shorting long tail assets, being part of the Alpha Launchpad Incubator, and more.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org

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Show Notes:

(2:40)- First Question: Allen's Background and how he got in crypto.

(8:50)- Allen's thoughts on AI.

(10:14) - Most compelling use cases.

(13:43) - Beta's focus.

(15:09) - How Beta works / how assets get listed on the platform in a secure way.

(18:26) - Filtering assets by parameter in Beta.

(22:50) - Beta's isolated collateral model / how Beta differentiates from other platforms.

(28:00) - Beta's interest rate model.

(32:07) - Allen’s thoughts on the culture of shorting assets.

(36:52) - Experience launching out of the Alpha Finance Incubator.

(40:00) - Allen's thoughts on value accrual / Beta's token.

(42:20) - Beta Finance roadmap.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Aug 03, 2021
Jimmy McNelis: Nameless is Powering NFT Experiences for Brands Through an Expert Partner Program
01:07:35

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jimmy McNelis, Co-founder and CEO at nft42, the company that built Nameless, a platform empowering brands and creators to launch professional, custom NFT projects in a completely visual way with zero code. The two discuss other NFT platforms, partner networks, traditional brands and NFT experiences, and more.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org

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Show Notes:

(4:23)- First Question: Jimmy's Background and how he got up to nft42 and Nameless.

(13:47) - How Jimmy got into CryptoKitties.

(19:42) - Goal of Nameless / what Jimmy’s trying to do differently / Nameless' target market.

(26:58) - Minting an NFT on Nameless vs OpenSea.

(28:47) - How the partner program works.

(36:40) - Issues with current NFT space.

(42:58) - How Jimmy out innovates.

(44:21) - The most important forms of NFTs for businesses.

(46:27) - How far away we are from NFT’s being ubiquitous / does it matter or it is all going to be crypto native.

(51:56) - Jimmy's thoughts on customer’s feedback.

(57:55) - Where to find Nameless.

(01:00:44) - Jimmy's thoughts on brands and enterprises giving up control to the community.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Jul 28, 2021
World Mobile Chain: Cardano’s First Killer App?
01:12:28

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Micky Watkins, Alan Omnet and Andrew Soper from World Mobile. World Mobile is seeking to tackle one of the biggest challenges globally: connectivity. This is not your typical crypto native project, but rather a new kind of telecoms network which leverages and combines a range of technologies like mesh networking, hybrid spectrum, and renewable energies, with blockchain being used to grow and distribute its infrastructure. It also happens to be the first token on Cardano supported by IOHK itself.

In this conversation, we’ll dive into World Mobile: what it is, why it matters and their experience building on Cardano so far.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Supporting over 1000+ projects from builders, developers, and even artists, who everyday create new applications and issue digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world, Celo’s mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for everyone. Learn more at Celo.org.

Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published.

- Show Notes:

(3:22) (First Question) – Andrew, Mickey, Alan’s Background. (9:45) – The problem / almost half the world is still unconnected. (11:25) – How WMC’s solution works / how legacy infrastructure & solutions work. (20:08) – What is World Mobile Network. (27:17) – What infrastructure will WMC be putting down versus working with others and being kind of an aggregator. (34:00) – Thoughts on MMOs. (35:30) – Thoughts on Telecom. (42:30) – Why WMC choose to use blockchain / what is it that it enables that WMC couldn’t achieve without it. (47:50) – Why did WMC settle on Cardano / how WMC blockchain implementation works. (52:43) – Customer acquisition strategy / when WMC will start to roll this network out. (59:53) – WMC’s long-term vision. (1:08:40) – Where to find WMC.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Jul 26, 2021
Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 5: Santiago Santos of Parafi Capital
01:19:36

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Santiago Santos, General Partner at Parafi Capital, an alternative investment firm focused on blockchain and decentralized finance markets. The two discuss game theory, psychology in crypto, finding that fund-returning play, and more.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org.

Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published.

- Show Notes:

(2:33)- First Question: Santiago's Background and Parafi Capital overview.

(4:04)- How Santiago allocates his time for projects.

(11:02) - Getting buy-in for a project post-investment.

(12:55) - Sizing up the founding team quantitatively and qualitatively.

(15:58) - How retail investors get comfortable without access to the core team.

(26:28) - Concentration vs. Diversification.

(28:45) - Investing in themes.

(34:15) - Copying and pasting old things that worked vs. actually having a new idea.

(36:25) - Making bets on other L1s despite existing L1s.

(46:26) - Token incentives from an investor and user perspective.

(53:04) - Santiago's process for working with a team.

(58:56) - Skepticism when doing due diligence on a project.

(1:01:16) - Santiago's best advice.

(1:03:56) - The best advice Santiago's ever gotten.

(1:11:08) - Plays that changed Santiago's life / the world / someone else's life.

(1:17:02) - Santiago's favorite book on game theory.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Jul 23, 2021
Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 4: Andrew Kang of Mechanism Capital
58:47

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Andrew Kang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mechanism Capital, a fund interested in all aspects of the crypto ecosystem with a focus in DeFi. The two discuss token economics, value accrual, incentives for teams, and more.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org.

Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published.

- Show Notes:

(2:50)- First Question: Andrew's Background and Mechanism Capital overview. (5:42)- How Andrew allocates his time for projects. (12:12) - Andrew's thoughts on community investing and party rounds. (14:17) - How Andrew builds conviction in a team as a retail investor. (16:50) - Founders / red flags / anonymous founders. (23:17) - Andrew’s biggest miss or loss and what he learned from it. (26:00) - Andrew's biggest edge as an investor in crypto. (30:47) - Projects that crushed their token economics from the get-go. (32:43) - Thoughts on token economics and incentives. (35:00) - Andrew's thesis on PleasrDAO and NFTs. (41:22) - DAOs maintaining their decentralization long-term. (46:25) - Thoughts on the future of VC investing in crypto. (50:29) - When Andrew thinks crypto will be not as interesting. (52:25) - Andrew's best advice. (55:23) - Who Andrew looks up to in the crypto space.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Jul 22, 2021
Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 3: Michael Jordan of Galaxy Digital
47:57

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Michael Jordan, Vice President at Galaxy Digital, a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology sector. The two discuss types of investments, adding value to portfolio companies, token economics, and more.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org.

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Show Notes:

(2:42) First Question: Michael’s Intro and what does he do at Galaxy.

(6:27) Michael’s thoughts on traditional funds getting access to equity deals in crypto.

(9:33)  Differences between crypto equity plays today vs. a couple of years ago.

(12:04) Whether projects like the OpenSeas, the Fireblocks to IPO in the NASDAQ or decentralize the community in some way.

(16:40) Michael’s thoughts on party rounds vs. Galaxy taking all of a deal.

(22:38) Retail vs. Institutional / what they see when they look at a project.

(24:41)  Michael’s thoughts on the value flows between the equity and the token.

(29:19) Are we going to go completely crypto native with tokens? / will the stock exchange go away? / Michael’s thoughts on old traditional financing methods and where we’re going with crypto.

(32:09) Founding teams / the spectrum of due diligence Michael does on a founder / how Michael diligences founders on the qualitative basis.

(39:00) What Michael thinks is the most important sector within crypto to invest in – from a retail perspective.

(41:06) Michael’s advice on diversification versus concentration.

(43:54) The best advice Michael’s ever gotten.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Jul 21, 2021
Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 2: Jason Choi of Spartan Group
59:52

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jason Choi, General Partner at Spartan Group, one of Asia’s first DeFi focused funds. The two discuss biggest wins and losses, due diligence, traits of successful crypto communities, and more.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org.

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- Show Notes:

(1:52) First Question: How Jason manages his time in the crypto industry.

(6:22) Jason's thoughts on trends in a multi-chain world.

(10:46) Jason's thoughts on L1s.

(14:06) How Jason knows whether or not a project has a killer community.

(16:30) How Jason gets comfortable with a project where the community starts to take over.

(19:52) Founders / how Jason sizes up founders / red flags that avoid investing in a founder.

(28:33) Gaining conviction during bear markets.

(30:44) How Jason gets the conviction to invest in a project.

(34:17) Jason's position on cash.

(38:37) The best advice Jason’s ever gotten.

(40:47) Incentives beyond money that lead Jason to invest in a project.

(42:26) What was Jason biggest loss or miss and what he learned from it.

(46:05) Jason's biggest accomplishment.

(49:51) Jason's idol in the space / who Jason looks up to.

(52:03) How Jason allocates his time effectively to portfolio companies / his favorite area to allocate his time.

(53:35) Jason's thoughts on the VC model long-term.

(56:56) What Jason is looking for in the next one to three years.

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Jul 20, 2021
Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 1: Arthur Cheong of DeFiance Capital
01:01:37

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Arthur Cheong, founder & portfolio manager at DeFiance Capital, Asia's largest DeFi focused crypto fund. The two discuss biggest wins and losses, effective due diligence, traits of successful crypto communities, and more.

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(1:50) First Question: Arthur’s Intro and What is DeFiance Capital.

(2:17) How long have been the fund around / how many deals have DeFiance done at a high level focus on tokens or equities.

(2:48) How DeFiance works.

(8:12) How Arthur draws the line on new areas to invest in.

(12:30) Differences between traditional venture investing and VC in crypto.

(19:36) Founders / How Arthur sizes up founders /red flags that avoid investing in a founder / anonymous founders.

(31:04) Arthur’s thoughts on founders giving up control to the community.

(33:26) Concentration versus diversification.

(40:53) How Arthur allocates his time to funds or projects.

(43:46) The best advice Arthur’s ever gotten from a crypto founder / the best advice that Arthur’s ever given someone on crypto.

(46:45) How much cash Arthur has in the fund and what he thinks about it.

(48:41) Arthur’s thoughts on global markets and how it affects crypto.

(51:59) Arthur’s thoughts on a situation where governments take a very aggressive stance against crypto.

(55:00) What was Arthur biggest loss, why did he miss it, and what is he going to do for the future so it doesn’t happen again.

(58:36) Arthur’s thoughts on invest in the L1s.

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Jul 19, 2021
Universe: Aggregating All NFT Media Components and Evolving The Components Faster than Peers
59:56

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tyler Ward and Tim Kang, co-founders of Universe, a community bootstrapping engine designed to embed community building mechanics into the way you mint and monetize NFTs. The three discuss how Universe is aggregating all NFT media components to launch an NFT community, iterating faster with a community-driven approach, and much more.

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Show Notes:

(2:20) - First Question - Tyler´s Intro.

(3:21) - Tim´s Intro.

(4:26) - What is Universe.

(10:39) - Walkthrough Universe's components.

(14:18) - Differences between minting on Universe vs. other platforms.

(21:23) - Chance of other NFT minting platforms rerouting the metadata to Arweave or putting it on something unstoppable.

(25:03) - Universe's Auction House.

(29:56) - Reason behind decentralization of Universe's components.

(36:03) - Tyler's thoughts on the dichotomy between what Larva Labs does to promote punks and what the community does to promote punks.

(39:33) - Differences between polymorphs and other NFTs / why people are going crazy for them right now.

(41:09) - Tim and Tyler's thoughts on Rarities / How to describe rarity to somebody that understands Punks well / how does the rarity value dynamic work.

(46:52) - Polymorph: Rolling and Re-rolling / how expensive is to buy it / bonding curve aspects.

(52:52) - The Foundation / how to incentivize people to curate and get involved.

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Jul 15, 2021
Yenwen Feng and Nick Tong: Introducing Perpetual Protocol v2 "Curie"
52:14

Jose Maria Macedo and Jonathan Erlich sit down with Yenwen Feng and Nicholas Tong to discuss all things Perpetual Protocol, the largest decentralized perpetuals trading platform by volume. They explore Perpetual’s success to date and dive into all the details behind the upcoming Perpetual Protocol v2.

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(2:12) – (First Question) – Yenwen and Nick's background and what brought them to crypto.

(5:09) – What is a perpetual future contract / Motivations for Perpetual V2.

(8:41) – Perpetual V1 / vAMM architecture.

(11:19) – Process to start a market in Perp V1 and what parameters are needed before creating a market.

(17:34) – Reasons for the success of Perp V1 and V2 and how intense growth has been experienced from the team’s perspective.

(23:40) - Biggest learnings from Perp V1.

(26:07) - How Perp V2 works.

(32:19) - Yenwen's thoughts on the design trade-offs and where does Perpetual sit.

(34:50) - Advantage of adopting a Uniswap V3 style model versus a centralized limit order book model.

(40:36) - Yenwen's thoughts on scaling perp long-term.

(41:48) - Decentralized vs. centralized derivatives

(44:35) - How the decentralized derivatives market will look like in 5–10 years from now.

(47:44) - Where to find Perpetual Protocol.

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Jul 13, 2021
Seb Audet: Zapper Is Illuminating Crypto For All To See
42:34

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Seb Audet, co-founder of Zapper to discuss user growth, benefits to offering DeFi education, integration speed, communities without a token, and more.

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(1:52) - First Question - Did you ever envision Zapper to be what it is today when you originally founded it? (6:34) - How Zapper got so many users without a token. (12:30) - Seb's thoughts on decentralizing and scaling the Zapper Farm feature on Zapper. (14:49) - Seb's Background. (17:44) - The idea for Education and Quest with Zapper. (23:24) - Earnings people get by completing “Quests." (24:55) - Whether the learning and education that Zapper offers will go beyond DeFi to NFTs. (30:06) - Zapper's global reach / targeting users with cultural differences. (33:33) - Zapper's app store. (35:08) - Zapper's role in NFTs. (36:58) - Zapper's competition. (40:11) - Seb's thoughts on supporting a layer two vs. supporting a new layer one.

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Jul 12, 2021
Tascha Pan: Alpha Launchpad Aims to Incubate New DeFi Protocols
30:41

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tascha Pan, co-founder of Alpha Finance Lab, which aims to be a forefront DeFi lab through building and incubating a number of DeFi ecosystems and products that capture unaddressed demand in an innovative and user-friendly way. The two discuss the Alpha Launchpad (the first-ever DeFi incubator program), the Alpha Universe and Ecosystem, value accrual to $ALPHA, and much more.

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes

(1:37) – (First Question) – What is Alpha Finance.

(4:40) – How Alpha Launchpad works / Alpha Launchpad applications.

(8:10) – What Tascha looks for in a founder.

(12:46) – Scaling with Alpha Launchpad incubator.

(15:29) – $ALPHA token / token econ design and walkthrough.

(21:10) – The value flow to $ALPHA stakers.

(23:19) – Tascha's thoughts on the dichotomy between the project tokens and the $ALPHA token.

(24:23) – How Alpha makes sure that the value flows are to $ALPHA stakers for 1, 5, 10 years.

(27:01) – Tascha's thoughts on non-developer focused projects.

(28:44) – Alpha Homora update.

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Jul 09, 2021
Somnium Space: Virtual Worlds Of Tomorrow — Metaverse Musings Ep 31
55:33

Host Piers Kicks, sits down for Episode 31 of Metaverse Musings with Artur Sychov, the Founder of Somnium Space, to cover his immensely exciting virtual reality project. It really feels as though Artur is already living in the future, as he constantly strives to push the boundaries of what virtual reality has to offer with his deep passion for the sector.

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Jul 07, 2021
Avalanche: Entering the 3rd Generation of Blockchains
40:30

Guest Host and Research Analyst at Delphi Ventures Can Gurel sits down with John Wu, president of Ava Labs, the creators behind the 3rd generation blockchain platform Avalanche. Avalanche is built from the ground up as a platform to host interoperable blockchains and enable both permissionless and permissioned use cases to bring new financial primitives into crypto.

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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(2:06) – (First Question) – John's Background and what brought him to crypto.

(9:54) – Avalanche’s vision / what is a sub-net and how does it allow us to have permission and permission-less flows.

(14:04) – Avalanche's security mechanisms.

(16:08) – Enterprise use cases on Avalanche.

(22:55) – John's thoughts on Layer 1s.

(25:53) – Bridges to Avalanche and how to port over new liquids.

(27:19) – Avalanche's advantages and its benefits for the community in the future.

(31:23) – Avalanche main upgrades.

(34:40) – John's thoughts on the regulatory environment in crypto how the space will evolve evolve over the next month.

(37:39) – Price, Institutions, and smart people joining the crypto space.

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Jul 06, 2021
Vega: A Unique Protocol for Creating and Trading Derivatives
01:01:26

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Barney Mannerings, co-founder of Vega, a protocol for creating and trading derivatives on a fully decentralized network. The two discuss the protocol’s ability to allow for any derivative contract to be built, dynamic incentives, and much more.

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(1:37) – (First Question) – Barney's Background and what brought him to crypto.

(8:33) – Vega's Elevator Pitch.

(10:08) – Problems in the centralized financial system that Vega is attempting to solve.

(12:46) – Where is Vega in its development timeline.

(14:51) – How Vega works and use cases.

(22:43) – Modularity of Vega / how easy it is to implement a derivatives contract on Vega.

(27:01) – Vega's Competition.

(30:19) – Why Vega chose to build its own chain.

(39:29) – Incentivizing liquidity providers.

(43:23) – Risks and initiatives.

(46:44) – Vega's fee structure.

(49:56) – What is "Wendy" / how it tackles the MEV problem.

(55:35) – Barney's thoughts on inter-blockchain communication (IBC).

(57:15) – Dealing with lag between moving collateral between chains or cascading liquidations.

(59:18) – What’s keeping Barney up at night.

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Jun 30, 2021
Yield Guild: The Job Board of the Metaverse — Metaverse Musings Ep 30
01:07:34

Hosts Piers Kicks, Anil Lulla, and Yan Liberman sit down for Episode 30 of Metaverse Musings with Gabby Dizon, Founder of Yield Guild, to talk through his groundbreaking project directly impacting the lives of thousands of people all over the world. Delphi backed Yield Guild early on and are proud to continue to support the journey. We couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds and firmly believe that the project will revolutionize the way we perceive work. Tune in for a glimpse of the future.

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Jun 28, 2021
Jean Miao: The Permissionless Protocol for Decentralized Perpetual Swaps on Arbitrum
52:17

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jean Miao, co-founder of MCDEX, a next-gen, fully permissionless protocol for decentralized perpetual swaps (perps). The two discuss the entire protocol from V2 to V3, the case for decentralized perps overtaking centralized perps and much more.

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Show Notes

(2:06) – (First Question) – Jean's Background and what brought her to MCDEX.

(6:29) – MCDEX Overview.

(7:56) – What is perpetual swap.

(9:21) – How MCDEX works.

(14:36) – Differences between V3 and V2.

(17:10) – Thoughts on bootstrapping liquidity.

(19:04) – MCDEX target / differences in attracting a different class of trader or investor.

(22:57) – MCDEX's Competition.

(26:48) – How the permissionless market creation works.

(31:21) – What benefits does permissionless market creation give to the long tail of assets.

(35:56) – MCDEX L2 launch.

(38:52) – Lessons learned from halting V2 and going to V3 / why MCDEX switched from V2 to V3.

(45:55) – $MCB, the token.

(49:44) – MCDEX limit orders.

(50:57) – Where to find MCDEX.

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Jun 25, 2021
Showtime: Social Media In The Time of NFTs — Metaverse Musings Ep 29
46:18

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 29 of Metaverse Musings with Alex Masmej, the Co-Founder of Showtime to talk through the future of social media in a world of Web 3.0 and NFTs. Alex has an awesome background and exploded into the crypto space by being the first person to ever tokenize themselves in order to finance his move to San Francisco...

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Jun 19, 2021
Simon Harman: Exploring Chainflip’s Cross-Chain Native AMM
01:36:25

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Simon Harman, the founder of Chainflip, a cross chain native AMM. 

In this episode we discuss Simon’s journey, the need for a cross-chain native exchange, competitive differences, timelines, economic security, value accrual for FLIP, concentrated liquidity, signature schemes, and much more. We also cover why Delphi Ventures is such an excited investor in Chainflip.

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Show Notes

(2:21) – (First Question) – Simon’s Background and what brought him to Crypto.

(15:00) – What is Chainflip.

(26:12) – Chainflip Usability / User Experience.

(29:27) – How Chainflip works.

(37:33) – Chainflip’s signing schemes / Security / Economic attack factors.

(50:20) – How hard is it to get control over a majority of the nodes in a vault.

(1:00:20) – Thoughts on Multi-Chain AMMs.

(1:03:26) – What is the timeline for Chainflip.

(1:04:44) – Why build on Substrate.

(1:07:53) – How hard would it be to run a validator for Chainflip.

(1:09:38) – Thoughts about the risks of upgrading.

(1:12:10) – Flip Token / fees / model for value accrual.

(1:25:14) – Thoughts on Impermanent Loss.

(1:33:40) – Where to find Chainflip.

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Jun 18, 2021
APWine: A New DeFi Primitive To Tokenize Future Yield
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Yan Liberman and Paul Burlage of Delphi Digital host UlysseGaspard and Antoine of ApWine to discuss how the project allows you to speculate on the evolution of the yield generated by different DeFi protocols. ApWine also allows you to hedge your risk on your passive revenue, converting it into futures. Disclosure: Delphi Ventures is an investor in ApWine.

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes

(1:31) – (First Question) - Antoine's Intro.

(2:16) – Gaspard's Intro.

(2:37) – Ulysse's Intro.

(3:05) – APWine's Elevator Pitch.

(4:48) – How does APWine work / components.

(6:25) – APWine's target.

(9:15) – Thoughts on Liquidity / envisioning the APY and AMM / plan to bootstrap the particular markets.

(14:00) – Tokenizing future yield on different products.

(22:12) – APWine's Design / What's different from APWine competitors.

(28:43) – APWine's Token / functionality.

(33:40) – Future plans / integrations.

(40:31) – Thoughts on cross-chain or multi-chain plans.

(43:18) – Why an LBP.

(47:44) – Where to find APWine.

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Jun 10, 2021
Epics.gg: Building Scalable Collectibles Experiences On Ethereum — Metaverse Musings Ep 28
45:32

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 28 of Metaverse Musings with Mark Donovan, the founder and CEO of Epics.gg who are operating a next-generation NFT infrastructure stack focused on the mainstream consumer. Beyond their esports and streaming focus with Epics.gg, they have rolled out a brand called Kolectiv which pays homage to the cultural heritage of crypto with beautiful thematic artwork of notable events from the industry’s leading artists. Mark intends to leverage this infrastructure stack for future projects, one of which is just around the corner...

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Jun 07, 2021
Jess Sloss: Seed Club Is Ushering In The Creator Economy
45:51

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Jess Sloss, the instigator of Seed Club. We discuss the creator economy, social tokens, seed club’s vision and much more!

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes:

(2:07) – First Question: Seed Club's Elevator Pitch.

(3:18) – The Creator Economy.

(5:53) – Web 3.0 gig economy vs. Individual Creator.

(11:38) – Thoughts on artists releasing NFTs.

(17:58) – What BitClout got right / wrong about the creator economy.

(22:56) – Thoughts on the traditional value drivers vs. Web 3.0 native movement.

(25:56) – Seed Club's most tangible value drivers.

(33:08) – Thoughts on speculation.

(36:26) – How does Jess scale his time given the number of creators that want to come to Seed Club.

(40:47) – What does Seed Club look like in a year from today.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Jun 04, 2021
Kevin Owocki: Decentralizing Gitcoin Through GTC and Shaping The Future of Public Goods
47:26

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Kevin Owocki, The founder of Gitcoin who covers the entire Gitcoin story, from quadratic funding to the future of public goods. Kevin also dives into GTC, its use and decentralizing the project 🦄

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes:

(1:39) – First Question: Kevin, an EVM whisperer.

(2:15) – Gitcoin’s Elevator Pitch.

(5:32) – Gitcoin’s Mission.

(6:45) – Funding public goods on Gitcoin / Going from bounties to grants.

(9:12) – Gitoin’s digital infrastructure / Quadratic Funding.

(15:06) – Thoughts on how to get the feedback loop going.

(17:18) – Gitcoin and dApps.

(19:09) – Kevin’s favorite grants that had been funded historically by GitCoin.

(22:00) – Gitcoin’s stats.

(23:54) – Gitcoin’s Governance Token (GTC).

(30:00) – Thoughts on governing Gitcoin.

(32:09) – Will the community take over Gitcoin / Will Gitcoin expand beyond Ethereum.

(38:00) – Gitcoin’s biggest issues / Biggest hurdles to get people to fund grants.

(40:20) – Thoughts on centralized companies thwarting Kevin’s growth and success.

(45:39) – Where to find Gitcoin.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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Jun 02, 2021
Andy Chorlian: From MakerDAO and NBA Top Shots to Fractionalizing NFTs
58:07

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Andy, the founder of Fractional, the project leading the charge on Fractionalizing NFTs. The two discuss Andy’s journey from MakerDAO, to being an early NBA top shots collector to creating Fractional. They dive into the Fractional project on the reasons behind breaking an NFT into pieces, the process, putting the puzzle back together and much more. Delphi Ventures is a proud investor in Fractional. 

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes:

(3:12) - First Question: Andy's Background.

(10:44) - Top Shots Elevator Pitch.

(19:07) - Where did the idea of Fractional come from.

(23:04) - Benefits of fractionalizing an NFT / Differences for different types of NFTs.

(26:36) - Thoughts on people sharing a part of a NFT.

(30:51) - Fractionalization Walkthrough.

(34:16) - The Curation Fee.

(41:30) - Fractional buyout structure / Forms of fractionalization.

(48:19) - Fractional plans for the community.

(49:56) - What’s on the horizon for Fractional.

(51:25) - Fractional's Team.

(52:15) - Risks to fractionalizing NFTs.

(54:43) - Thoughts on fractionalized shards through Fractional trading on other blockchains / L2.

(57:03) - Where to find Fractional.

 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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May 27, 2021
Covalent Is Enabling Applications To Leverage Multi-Chain Data
43:52

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Ganesh Swami the CEO and Founder of Covalent. The two discuss how Covalent is enabling traditional and crypto developers to leverage data from any blockchain through a no code implementation that plans to decentralize over time.

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes:

(1:52) - First Question: Ganesh's Background.

(3:18) - Covalent Elevator Pitch.

(10:35) - How easy is it to use Covalent.

(14:13) - Thoughts on Traditional Companies /  Fin Tech creating apps to integrate with Crypto.

(15:47) - Covalent's technical capabilities.

(20:45) - How does Covalent differentiate The Graph.

(29:18) - Thoughts on Attack Factors.

(31:58) - Covalent's end goal on the decentralization side.

(35:50) - How much traction does Covalent have right now / Projects / Metrics.

(38:00) - The long-term plans for the Covalent query token.

(41:27) - Where to find Covalent.

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May 25, 2021
Upshot: The Protocol That Pays People To Be Honest — Metaverse Musings Ep 27
39:53

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 27 of Metaverse Musings with Nick Emmons, the founder and CEO of Upshot who are building a protocol that leverages peer prediction to incentivise people to answer subjective questions honestly. Upshot’s early application is around NFT appraisals, generating price feeds for esoteric, low velocity assets. The protocol is an incredibly powerful primitive, and has some compelling longer-term use cases. Nick is a true gigabrain and it’s a privilege to get a deeper understanding of how he is thinking about this space.

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May 22, 2021
GMoney: From Spending $150,000 On A CryptoPunk To Launching an On-Chain NFT Fund
01:05:57

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Gmoney to discuss his journey from spending $150K on a cryptopunk to launching Delphi INFINFT, an on-chain NFT fund with us at @Delphi_Digital.

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes:

(2:11) – First Question: GMoney’s Background and what brought him to Crypto.

(8:00) – Thoughts on Punks with the proliferation of a million different types of NFTs today.

(10:31) – Punk’s utility within the Metaverse / Use Cases.

(14:46) – Thoughts on the traditional world understanding the benefits of NFTs.

(19:12) – Other types of NFTs or tokens more interesting / less interesting.

(22:14) – How to educate people on the merits of NFTs.

(26:18) – How to judge the strength and longevity of a community around an NFT.

(29:42) –  Punk’s Risk factors.

(33:29) – Thoughts on launching NFTs and other chains.

(35:25) – What is GMoney looking for in deals/ NFT fund with Delphi Digital / Why on syndicate.

(46:58) – The worst NFT trade.

(48:42) – Pricing issue for NFTs.

(54:35) – How important are L2s to the NFT market.

(01:00:04) – Thoughts on the creator economy / What are people doing right and wrong.

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May 21, 2021
EmberSword: A Next Gen Blockchain MMORPG — Metaverse Musings Ep 26
40:24

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 26 of Metaverse Musings with Mark Laursen, the founder and CEO of Bright Star Studios who are building a game called EmberSword. Mark has a deep background in video games, having spent much of his life playing them professionally as well as creating them. From as early as 2016 he had a strong vision of how crypto could infuse with game economies to liberate the evident demand for open, unrestricted trade. 

 

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May 07, 2021
Exploring Cosmos Network With 6 Leading Cosmonauts
58:11

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts a galaxy brain group of leading Cosmos builders to discuss the Cosmos Network, value accrual, IBC, comparisons to other Layer-1s and much more. 

We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.

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Show Notes:

(1:41) - (First Question) Joe's Intro.

(2:23) - Jelena's Intro.

(3:08) - Zaki's Intro.

(3:18) - Jack's Intro.

(3:29) - Sunny's Intro.

(3:48) - Ethan's Intro.

(4:43) - Cosmos Elevator Pitch.

(5:02) - What is different about Cosmos.

(8:19) - Insights about Cosmos Security / Benefits / Overpay.

(20:30) - How does the Validator side work.

(24:37) - What is the Inter-Blockchain Communications (IBC) protocol /  How does it further the ecosystem of application-specific blockchains built on Cosmos.

(30:38) - Thoughts on handling a supreme ccale to run a decentralized exchange on Cosmos.

(33:59) - Why is Cosmos designed the way it is.

(36:19) - Does it really matter if people or app chains have to choose their security to pay less if they could just pay such a small amount on Ethereum.

(46:30) - Thoughts on the Value Accrual side with Cosmos and ATOM.

(53:18) - Who is Jack.

(53:55) - Who is Ethan.

(54:43) - Who is Jelena.

(54:53) - Who is Zaki.

(55:48) - Who is Sunny.

(56:25) - Who is Joe.

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

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May 05, 2021
Antonio Juliano: Scaling dYdX’s Perpetuals Using Starkware To Target The Trillions In Monthly Perps Volume
58:48

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Antonio Juliano, the founder of dYdX, the decentralized derivatives exchange for perpetual swaps and margin trading. We talk scaling on Starkware to the sheer size of this market to economic attack vectors and everything in between.

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Show Notes:

(1:40) - (First Question) Antonio's Background.

(2:40) - David's Background.

(3:45) - Rob's Background.

(3:52) - Why The Perpetuals Market / Market sizing.

(5:01) - dYdX Overview.

(6:00) - What is a Perpetual Contract.

(8:51) - Thoughts on PERPs target.

(11:06) - How the funding rate allows the perpetual swaps to trade in line with index price.

(18:45) - Why ZK-rollups.

(26:49) - Thoughts on dYdX risks / Attack vectors.

(37:16) - How has the community received the new PERPs product / dYdX traction.

(40:38) - Differences in costs from L1 and L2.

(41:38) - Insights into recent crash / the unwinding of a lot of liquidations / How did dYdX perform during that time period.

(43:55) - Thoughts on cross margining / benefits.

(49:10) - Thoughts on cross-chain.

(50:40) - dYdX fees.

(52:00) - Thoughts on the world transitioning from centralized exchanges to decentralized platforms.

(55:00) - Thoughts on Coinbase offering perpetuals.

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Apr 27, 2021
Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup Debate: Optimism, Starkware, Arbitrum and zkSync
01:24:15

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts an all star crew of all of the leading Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup scaling projects for an in-depth debate. See the transcript on our site as well.

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Show Notes:

2:00) - (First Question) Eli's Intro. (2:26) - Alex's Intro. (2:43) - Mark's Intro (2:57) - Liam's Intro. (3:17) - Ed's Intro. (3:40) - Ben's Intro. (4:30) - Optimistic roll-ups. (5:42) - Key differences between Arbitrum and Optimism. (8:13) - What is Starkware doing compared to Optimism. (11:20) - Optimistic vs ZK roll ups. (20:19) - Differences between fraud proofs and validity proofs. (29:07) - What would happen if the network splits and two parties propose progress in different directions? (21:18) - Mark thoughts on fraud proofs. (28:34) - Thoughts on attacks on Ethereum. (40:02) - Optimism and Arbitrum plans to reach high scale / Signatures / Price feeds (57:55) - Optimism progressing into production on Ethereum. (01:01:00) - Thoughts on bootstrapping usage and adoption - Starkware/zkSync/Optimism. (01:11:57) - Is the roll-up ecosystem going to be sort of a winner take all? (01:20:10) - Where to find Starkware. (01:20:55) - Where to find zkSync. (01:21:57) - Where to find Optimism. (01:22:43) - Where to find Arbitrum. (01:23:25) - Where to find Ben Simon.

 

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Apr 23, 2021
Thorchain Launch Party: The Magic Experience of Swapping Assets Cross Chain In A Few Clicks
01:35:28

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy and DV MP Yan Liberman host an expert group for a fun and exciting conversation on Thorchain’s Multi-Chain Chaosnet Launch. Thorchain now enables real, trustless, non-wrapped exchange of assets, cross chain. Guests Include: 

As a reminder, we originally hosted Chad on our Podcast back in September 2020 for a technical deep dive, and our foundational thesis on RUNE from Dec, 2019 can be accessed here.

Delphi Ventures and members of the team are long $RUNE. 

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Show Notes:

(1:57) - (First Question) Jon's Background. (2:14) - Michael's Background. (2:45) - Erik's Background. (3:36) - Rob's Background. (4:09) - Chad's Bakground. (4:31) - Yan's Background. (4:44) - Tushar's Background. (5:10) - What is Thorchain / Impact of the multichain launch. (6:35) - How does Thorchain work with ShapeShift. (9:36) - Tushar and Michael thoughts on Thorchain. (13:54) - Chad thoughts on multichain launch. (16:43) - Overview of the different stages that THORChain has been in. (21:18) - RUNE’s token. (28:34) - How the validators work. (32:46) - Use of the Cosmos SDK for Thorchain / Benefits. (40:27) - Difference between how Thorchain liquidity pools work and how Atomic swaps work. (44:33) - Thoughts on Wrapped Assets. (54:17) - Thoughts on Thorchain in the future. (01:00:39) - Chad’s thoughts on Yield Farming. (01:02:40) - The project Decentralizing the Community / Timeline / Who takes over. (01:22:00) - Thorschain's biggest competition. (01:29:10) - Closing thoughts.

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Apr 17, 2021
Sam Williams: Pay Once and Store Data Forever on Arweave
54:27

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy and Can Gurel, analyst at Delphi Ventures, host Sam Williams the Founder of Arweave. 

Arweave is a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to truly store data forever – for the very first time.

As a collectively owned hard drive that never forgets, Arweave allows us to remember and preserve valuable information, apps, and history indefinitely. By preserving history, it prevents others from rewriting it.

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Show Notes:

(1:45) - (First Question) Sam's Background.

(2:55) - Arweave's Elevator Pitch.

(6:01) - What incentivized Sam to start Arweave.

(8:07) - Arweave Use Cases.

(13:26) - Endowments / Payment Structure.

(20:27) - Thoughts on Spora.

(23:59) - How Sam envisions Arweave in 25, 50 years.

(35:35) - Arweave, a profit-sharing community.

(39:06) - Thoughts on dealing with illegal content.

(44:20) - How does Arweave handle NFTs.

(47:01) - Thoughts on Arweave in blockchain projects.

(51:37) - The most unforeseen positive & negative event that Sam has overcome.

 

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Apr 13, 2021
Alethea: Laying The Foundations For Trusted Synthetic Media — Metaverse Musings Ep 25
56:58

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 25 of Metaverse Musings with Arif Khan, the founder and CEO of Alethea. Arif posseses a rare blend of technical excellence and philosophical grounding that has allowed him to execute upon such an interesting project. It seems clear that artificially intelligent media is going to play a large role in our digital future, and it's great to see a project leveraging blockchain technologies to enable it early on.

 

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Apr 11, 2021
Carson Cook: Tokemak Is The Decentralized Liquidity Engine for DeFi ☢️
01:03:33

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy, hosts the Tokemak team (Carson Cook, Paul, Craig and Bruno) to discuss Tokemak, the decentralized liquidity engine for DeFi. We discuss why Tokemak may be one of the most important future pieces of crypto infrastructure. This episode was a recording of our clubhouse episode with the group.

As a refresher, our original tweet storm can be viewed here

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(1:58) - (First Question) Carson's Background. (2:45) - Paul's Background. (3:15) - Bruno's Bakcground. (3:38) - Craig's Background. (4:13) - Tokemak's Elevator Pitch. (5:57) - The inefficiencies that Tokemak is attempting to solve. (9:30) - What Tokemak's Team learned in the market making business. (13:36) - How Tokemak works (21:45) - Tokemak's Token - TOKE. (24:59) - What the liquidity directors can do (32:33) - Quick Tokens Allocation / Walkthrough (37:37) - Thoughts on Dynamic Rewards. (43:27) - What would make Tokemak a success? (49:48) - Tokemak's Biggest Risks. (52:58) - How do you think about forkability with TOKE? (57:04) - Do you envision a future where Tokemak goes multi-chain? (58:40) - Thoughts on why Tokemak is an infrastructure play vs apps level (01:01:37) - Where to find Tokemak / What’s on the near term horizon for Tokemak?

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Apr 09, 2021
LUKSO: Building The New Creative Economy — Metaverse Musings Ep 24
59:26

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 24 of Metaverse Musings with Fabian Vogelsteller, the author of the ERC-20 standard and founder of LUKSO. Fabian draws upon a deep technical background having been a core contributor to Ethereum. He possesses a strong vision for how these technologies could evolve, and is actively architecting the world he wants to see. 

 

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Apr 03, 2021
Kieran and Aaron Warwick: Illuvium Enters the Arena
58:08

The Delphi Podcast Hosts Yan Liberman and Colm Buckley have Kieran Warwick and Aaron Warwick, Co-Founders of Illuvium, on the podcast to discuss the upcoming launch of their new game. The group discuss Kieran and Aaron’s story to better understand the genesis of Illuvium. Afterwards they go into all aspects of the game, ranging from token econ to long term vision.

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(1:35) - (First Question) Kieran and Aaron's Background.

(3:19) - What is Illuvium? / How it works?

(7:12) - Thoughts on the Illuvium skills.

(9:36) - Illuvium game modes.

(15:36) - New user onboarding / Strategies.

(19:30) - ILV Token.

(27:15) - How the leveling system works with fusion?

(29:59) - Insights about sILV.

(35:07) - Thoughts on governance and IIPs.

(39:00) - LBP sale / NFT rewards.

(50:10) - ILV emotes.

(51:56) - Insights about the timeline after the LBP.

(55:52) - Where to find Illuvium?

 

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Apr 02, 2021
Tascha of Alpha Finance: Part 2, A Magical Founder’s Quest To Build A Cross Chain DeFi Empire 🏰
46:04

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures  Tom Shaughnessy hosts Tascha Punyaneramitdee of Alpha Finance. The two discuss Alpha’s token economic plan (staking and unlocked features per product), value accrual, backstopping risk in the platform, growing to take on DeFi giants while staying nimble and releasing cutting edge products, AlphaX’s perpetual product and much more. Tascha is a magical founder. 

As a recap, we originally hosted Tascha on December 4, 2020 - view this episode here.

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(2:19) - (First Question) Alpha Finance Overview. (5:28) - Alpha Token’s staking Tiers. (9:26) - AlphaX, a leveraged trading perpetual swap onchain. (12:40) - The process behind the design of the user interface. (15:35) - Thoughts about how Alpha Homora will work with Uniswap V3. (19:54) - Alpha’s Risks. (22:22) - Thoughts on Layer 2s. (24:12) - Alpha's target / retail users and funds / DeFi protocols. (26:51) - Flip side of staking, where you have one pool of capital that’s inherently protecting multiple products? (29:21) - What’s next for Alpha? (32:29) - Thoughts on the direction of Alpha long-term. (35:17) - Dealing with Culture clashes. (38:31) - Thoughts on Alphas decentralization. (43:15) - How do you stay small enough to be able to offer the innovative DeFi products that got you here?

 

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Apr 01, 2021
Alchemix: Scoopy Trooples and Jason Choi Dive Into The Protocol That Advances Your Yield Farming Gains
58:43

The Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy, The Spartan Group’s Jason Choi and Paul Burlage of Delphi host Scoopy Trooples, the co-founder of Alchemix

The conversation covers Alchemix as a project, how the protocols loans repay themselves over time, the ALCX token and value accrual, audience questions and much more. This episode was originally aired live on Clubhouse.

Disclosure: Delphi Ventures is long ALCX tokens. 

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(1:12) - (First Question) The Elevator Pitch for Alchemix.

(3:50) - How to use Alchemix

(5:29) - What is the alternative for people to use Alchemix?

(11:41) - Alchemix as a useful tool for newcomers to Crypto.

(13:11) - Cross Asset ideas with Alchemix.

(14:32) - How the peg for Al USD is maintained

(19:17) - Why Alchemix is needed as a separate product

(25:49) - Striking a good balance between wanting to reward the stakers, but also taking the minimal amount you can so that everyone's loans are repaid faster.

(27:50) - Biggest challenges for Alchemix.

(30:45) - How Alchemix handles yield farming incentives and emissions

(35:35) - What’s on the roadmap for Alchemix?

(40:39) - Thoughts on Institutions moving into the DeFi ecosystem.

(43:19) -The composability aspect of Alchemix?

(45:20) - Thoughts on projects providing some way for people not in crypto, but "normies" to get a higher yield by providing their checking account balances basically.

(49:28) - Risks that could harm the longevity of Alchemix.

(52:04) - Is the loan coming from the yields or from the collateral?

(54:15) - Thoughts on the different interoperability that needs to have the layers2.

 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

Mar 29, 2021
Jake Brukhman: Backing The Best In Crypto & NFTs — Metaverse Musings Ep 23
57:57

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 23 of Metaverse Musings with Jake Brukhman, the Founder and CEO of CoinFund which was one of the earliest institutional crypto investors in the world. Jake is an incredibly insightful thinker who marries a strong technical background with creative passion. Some of his writing linked below has been highly influential in the NFT ecosystem and has established him as a leading commentator for this evolving landscape.

 

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Mar 28, 2021
Mark Cuban: The Billionaire Crypto Degen
57:59

The Delphi Podcast Hosts Anil Lulla and Jose Maria Macedo chat with the one and only Mark Cuban about everything crypto. 

The conversation covers everything from Mark’s view on the Internet bubble vs crypto right now, DeFi, NFTs, and more!  Although he needs no introduction, Mark Cuban is the billionaire start-up investor, Dallas Mavericks owner, and everyone’s favorite shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. 

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(1:19) - (First Question) Crypto vs. Previous Technological Revolutions. (5:14) - When did Mark first realize about Store Value / Smart Contracts. (9:07) - Crypto now vs 1 year ago. (12:37) - Yahoo stock / Broadcast.com Exchange. (15:02) - Thoughts on Valuation in Crypto right now. (19:52) - Pre-Hype cycle or Hype cycle? (22:02) - Thoughts on value capture / metrics in Crypto space. (25:58) - What specific metrics does Mark look at? (30:25) - Mark's methodology for learning about a new space. (35:09) - Explaining Crypto / NFTs to friends. (39:21) - Mark's thesis for Crypto Space / Areas of Interest. (44:22) - What does Mark look for in a crypto founder? (45:25) - Moats / Value Capture. (52:00) - Thoughts on Fountainhead by Ayn Rand / Regulatory side in the space. (54:23) - What is Mark farming right now? (56:12) - Mark's portfolio breakdown. (57:04) - When are we getting a Shark Tank episode focused, exclusively on crypto?

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Mar 26, 2021
METAFACTORY: Glimpsing The Future Of Fashion — Metaverse Musings Ep 22
01:05:24

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 22 of Metaverse Musings with Drew Harding and Metadreamer, two pioneers of “digiphysical apparel”. The pair perfectly embody the core ethos of the space with ambitious plans for the future of fashion and the cultural components of Web3. METAFACTORY represents a truly mind-blowing illustration of the power of these technologies and how, increasingly, they are going to make their way into our physical lives too.

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Mar 23, 2021
Disclosure Discuss Crypto, Music, and their $140K NFT Sale
47:35

The Delphi Podcast brings on Guy Lawrence from the legendary electronic music duo Disclosure to discuss NFTs, its impact on the music industry, and their recent Face sale on Zora (which Delphi actually won)! NFTs are unlocking completely new ways for artists to connect with fans, with our recent purchase allowing us to go to any Disclosure show for life as long as we’re holding the NFT. While this episode can be listened to alone, we highly recommend you first check out our recent episode with Music-NFT Pioneer Jack Spallone which we released last week. Enjoy!

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(1:45) - (First Question) Disclosure’s Background.

(4:35) - Disclosure Face Auction / Artist / Bidding process. (12:10) - Next Disclosure NFT. (17:50) - Disclosure’s thoughts on NFTs. / Explaining NFTs to fans. (23:20) - Thoughts on Interactions between Artist and Fans / NFTs in the music industry. (32:07) - Disclosure’s advice to new artists interacting with NFTs. (35:34) - What else is Guy Lawrence looking at in Crypto. (37:40) - What is the most underrated Disclosure song? (39:17) - What is Guy Lawrence listening to right now? (40:42) - Time spent on longest / shortest songs. (43:57) - Next Disclosure show.

 

 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Mar 19, 2021
Jack Spallone: The Colliding Worlds Of Music And Crypto — Metaverse Musings Ep 21
50:58

Hosts Piers Kicks and Anil Lulla sit down for Episode 21 of Metaverse Musings with Jack Spallone, one of the leading thinkers at the intersection of music and crypto. It is clear he has a tremendous depth of knowledge around this industry, and thoroughly understands the exciting areas of application as well as the technology’s shortcomings.

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Mar 16, 2021
Mike Novogratz: Scaling Galaxy Into A Behemoth, Criminal Justice Reform and NFT Hype
52:24

The Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Mike Novogratz, the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Galaxy Digital. This interview was recorded live in NYC. The two discuss crypto bull runs, scaling Galaxy Digital into the empire it is today, NFT hype and value accrual vs the traditional world, criminal justice reform, advice Mike gives to Galaxy employees and so much more. Mike is an industry titan who has an immense amount of knowledge and alpha to share. This interview was extremely exciting and I think Mike for his time. 

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(2:51) - (First Question) The elevator pitch for Galaxy (5:16) - Galaxy’s Team (10:21) - Mike thoughts on Traditional Banks (12:58) - Mike's favorite DeFi project. (16:34) - How do you keep your eye on DeFi, but also where it’s worth it financially to invest? (18:09) - Mike's advice to young people in DeFi. (25:17) - Justice System / What is Mike trying to achieve? (34:40) - Thought on the US status as the World’s most powerful country (38:19) - Bitcoin's inflection point (45:07) - Thoughts on NFTs / Traditional Artwork. (49:11) - Thoughts on NFTS being in a bubble.

 

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Mar 16, 2021
Expert Group’s Top DeFi and Crypto Plays for 2021
56:34

Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy  hosts an expert panel to discuss their top DeFi/Crypto plays for 2021. 

This conversation originally occurred on Clubhouse (recorded with guest permission) and be sure to follow Tom Shaughnessy on Clubhouse for any future rooms!

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(4:09) - (First Question) Top plays for 2021. (4:10) - Sasha’s top plays. (6:46) - Hassan ’s top plays. (10:28) - Dan E’s top plays. (12:53) - Andrew’s top plays. (15:56) - Ryan’s top plays. (19:25) - Dan M’s top plays. (22:12) - TM’s top plays. (28:20) - Thoughts on buying NFTs that have no utility. (38:30) - Thoughts on how the Native Crypto Art World will look in the future. (39:20) - Why is Bancor attracting so much liquidity now? (42:33) - Thoughts on The SBF trade. (47:30) - Thoughts on IL vs. Data slippage /Risks of data slippage. (50:30) - Ember Sword. (53:22) - Thoughts on Yield Farming explosion.

 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

Mar 11, 2021
A Killer 14+ Person Expert Panel on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
55:04

Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts a clubhouse of 13+ experts to discuss non-fungible tokens. The experts discuss their favorite NFTs, the difference between following NFT projects and individual creators, the benefits of NFTs over the traditional world of collectibles and much more. This podcast aired first on Clubhouse on March 1, 2021 and all speakers gave their consent to e recorded. Follow us on Clubhouse here.

The full interview transcript is available below!

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(3:40) – (First Question) What is an NFT and Why are they so popular right now? (13:20) – Are NFTs in a bubble? (16:24) – Pros/Cons of buying NFTs. (20:06) – Thoughts on Crypto Brands becoming Tokenized. (26:29) – Favorite NFT projects. (36:29) – Tracking real world assets and NFTs. (44:41) – How to represent physical assets online / create a space for digital assets to be showcased. (46:09) – Following Individual Artists vs. Following Brands with NFTs. (48:52) – When will the real world see the benefits of NFTs. (51:49) – NFTs target communities. (54:00) – NFT Hot Takes.

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Mar 10, 2021
VEVE: The Evolution of Digital Collectibles — Metaverse Musings Ep 20
47:11

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 20 of Metaverse Musings with David and Dan, the Co-Founders ECOMI that created VEVE, a next-generation collectibles experience where users can own their favourite characters and IP as NFTs. The project has seen strong growth recently, with their mobile app trending in the app store and a very full content pipeline. The pair offer excellent insight into the world of licensed collectibles off the back of their extensive experience in the physical collectibles space. 

 

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Mar 09, 2021
Sorare: A Shot On Goal — Metaverse Musings Ep 19
38:38

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 19 of Metaverse Musings with Nicolas Julia, the Co-Founder & CEO of Sorare, a global fantasy football game where you trade and collect players as NFTs. The project has seen massive traction and rapid growth as appetite for these game assets has soared. Sorare has just announced their latest funding round of $50M led by Benchmark, with participation from famous players such as Pique, Schurlle, Ferdinand, and Griezman.  

 

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Feb 25, 2021
Boson Protocol: Bridging The Physical and Digital Worlds With Decentralized Commerce — Metaverse Musings Ep 18
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Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 18 of Metaverse Musings with Justin Banon, the founder of Boson Protocol. The protocol is a pioneer of the concept of “dCommerce”, which aims to recreate the entire ecommerce stack independent of any centralized intermediaries. For the first time, natively digital value can be transacted for real world goods and services in an entirely trustless manner. We cover everything from where blockchain could meet simulation theory, to how Boson will enable a “digital highstreet” where users can shop for physical goods without ever breaking immersion or having to trust those with which they transact.

 

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Feb 24, 2021
Zora: The Birth Of Platformless Media — Metaverse Musings Ep 17
50:24

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 17 of Metaverse Musings with Breck Stodghill from the Zora team. They recently launched their new protocol that extends the ERC-721 standard allowing for markets to be embedded alongside NFTs themselves. The project has given rise to the concept of cryptomedia unlocking the next generation of creator empowerment.

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Feb 10, 2021
Building DeFi Disneyland: Julien Bouteloup covering StakeDAO, BlackPool, Rekt and Curve
01:01:59

Delphi Digital analyst Jonathan Erlich hosts Julien Bouteloup, CEO of StakeDAO and Curve crew member, to discuss all things StakeDAORektBlackPool and Curve. The conversation dives into StakeDAO’s vision to become the Disneyland of DeFi, Rekt’s upcoming V2, BlackPool DAO and Curve’s recently launched cross-asset swaps.

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(1:21) – (First Question) Julien’s Background and what brought him to Crypto. (3:20) – Stake Capital’s elevator pitch. (7:54) – StakeDAO Overview. (11:11) – StakeDAO’s Team / Branding /Development. (15:38) – Thoughts on value accrual to the StakeDAO Token. (19:21) – StakeDAO Strategies. (27:47) – BlackPool DAO Overview. (32:25) – BlackPool Investment Strategy. (38:19) – Rekt Overview. (45:34) – Julien’s vision for Curve. (49:36) – Cross Asset Swaps Walkthrough. (1:00:17) – Where to find Julien Bouteloup and StakeDAO, Blackpool, Rekt and Curve.

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Feb 08, 2021
The Emerging “Valuenet” with Maple Leaf Capital
01:14:43

Host Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Maple Leaf Capital, an anonymous investor and analyst in the space who has quickly made a name for himself with some excellent reports on DeFi and sharp takes on crypto twitter. In our view, Maple Leaf has one of the most cogent, well-articulated theses for crypto as a whole and for DeFi and Web 3.0 specifically. In this wide-ranging conversation, we dive into that and his thoughts on investing in the space more generally, including Maple’s crypto and DeFi thesis, investment thesis, competitive moats, specific sector analysis, decentralised governance, and much more.

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(2:10) – Maple Leaf’s background and what brought him to crypto.

(4:20) – Maple Leaf’s crypto thesis.

(10:13) – The multi-dimensional costs of value transfer.

(14:02) – Democratizing high-end financial services.

(18:41) – Examples.

(21:26) – Is DeFi simply a form of regulatory arbitrage?

(22:51) – Three types of value nets and their interaction in the long/medium long term.

(29:22) – 3 potential reasons why crypto could fail.

(34:36) – Maple Leaf’s Investment Thesis.

(40:30) – Competitive Advantages and Moats in Crypto.

(46:40) – Valuing protocols.

(48:35) – Views on Credit: Aave, COMP, Cream.

(51:43) – Thoughts on decentralised governance.

(58:59) – Thoughts on decentralised insurance.

(01:02:41) – Views on Algorithmic Stablecoins.

(01:04:36) – Contrarian bullish takes.

(01:10:08) – Contrarian bearish takes.

 

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Feb 05, 2021
Dapper Labs: Paving The Way For Consumer Blockchain — Metaverse Musings Ep 16
01:03:22

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 16 of Metaverse Musings with Roham Gharegozlou the Founder & CEO of Dapper Labs who built Crypto Kitties and NBA Top Shot. Most recently, they launched a new chain built entirely from the ground up after being dissatisfied with the scaling solutions available. Roham and his team are perhaps best positioned to comment on taking blockchain mainstream after not one, but two breakout successes with even more ambitious plans ahead of them.

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Feb 04, 2021
Psykeeper: Saffron’s Pools Offer Risk Tranching and Building as an Anonymous Founder
33:48

Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Psykeeper, the founder of Saffron Finance. Psykeeper shared his incredible story as an anonymous founder and the benefits of being anon. He also dove into how Saffron tranches risk for users, tranche dynamics, token econ plans and use cases, what the future holds and so much more. 

This was our first episode where a founder used a voice changer to protect his identity, and we are more than happy to host founders, known or anon, to share their stories.

Saffron is a protocol for tokenizing on-chain assets, including contracts that otherwise impair access to utilized capital. Tokenized ownership of on-chain assets gives liquidity providers greater flexibility and uninterrupted access to their underlying collateral while enabling leveraged staking and bespoke risk management.

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Show Notes:

(1:34) – Psykeeper’s background and how he founded Saffron Finance (SFI).

(3:03) – Major benefits for Psy for being anonymous.

(5:28) – Saffron’s elevator pitch.

(6:52) – Differences between Saffron and other DeFi platforms / Tranches / Earnings.

(9:47) – Saffron’s target market.

(13:18) – Thoughts on Saffron rates.

(15:43) – Saffron’s community.

(17:00) – Thoughts on Saffron’s token long term.

(20:21) – Concerns about the yields fall a lot once the SFI issuance falls.

(22:50) – Thoughts on Saffron being used within another DeFi protocols.

(23:54) – Saffron’s Team.

(25:41) – How does the external community get involved?

(28:25) – Learnings from Saffron’s token generation event.

(31:04) – How does Psy plan to decentralize?

(33:00) – Where to find Saffron Finance.

 

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Feb 03, 2021
Armor Finance - Making DeFi Safer
37:51

Co-hosts Jose Maria Macedo and Yan Liberman sit down with Azeem and Robert from Armor Finance. Armor Finance is a new project building a smart insurance aggregator for DeFi. Armor seeks to make DeFi safer by streamlining the insurance UX, providing a ‘Pay as you Go’ and ‘Only pay what you owe’ coverage for users across various protocols, starting with the majors but expanding coverage over time. We see them as the insurance “distribution” layer on top of the “underwriting” layer provided by NXM, similar to insurance brokers in the real world. Armor just launched their first products and yield farming initiatives this weekend and Yan and Jose take this opportunity to dig into what Armor is and their future plans. We hope you enjoy this conversation.

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(2:03) – Azeem and Robert’s background and what brought them to crypto. (3:24) – What is Armor? (7:08) – Armor UX: Next Products: (10:58) – 1. arNFT. (13:56) – 2. Smart Cover System. (16:41) – 3. Armor Vaults. (19:36) – Thoughts on Armor Vaults and LP shares becoming prime DeFi collateral and their incorporation into other protocols. (20:15) – How to think about Armor (22:10) – Integrating with Centralized Insurance Solutions. (22:57) – Armor Token value capture. (25:34) – Long term pricing power. (27:20) – Thoughts on the Cost of Customer Acquisition. (29:35) – Thoughts on Decentralized Insurance. (31:42) – Thoughts on underwriting risks. (32:47) – Custodial Coverage. (34:30) – Biggest risks to Armor’s Vision. (35:28) – Expectations for Armor’s primary users. (37:27) – Where to find Armor Finance.

 

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Feb 02, 2021
Miles Anthony: Virtual World Casinos — Metaverse Musings Ep 15
44:20

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 15 of Metaverse Musings with Miles Anthony the Founder of Decentral Games who are building casinos across virtual worlds. His project is the first to pioneer this concept and thus far there is little in the way of competition. We talk through the unique considerations when building in this strange space, replacing The House with a community-owned protocol, and the interesting observations he has made on stimulating engagement thus far.

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Jan 27, 2021
Jess Sloss and Cooper Turley: Social Tokens Are Rearchitecting Community and Social Engagement
48:26

Chain Reaction Hosts Tom Shaughnessy  and Piers Kicks host Jess Sloss, of Seed Club, and Cooper Turley, of Audius, to discuss social tokens and their must read 2020 social tokens post

Social tokens are a nascent and budding opportunity in crypto and frankly, there are limited sources of information right now. To combat that and unveil the opportunity we had on two experts to help educate the Delphi Community on social tokens and their importance. The four talk numbers, use cases, key launches, what’s ahead, the differences between social and DeFi tokens, and much more.

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(1:27) – (First Question) – What was the impetus to write a Social Token year in review?

(2:25) – The start of Social Tokens.

(3:44) – What’s the most prominent Social Token that’s launched?

(8:35) – The difference between a Social Token and a DeFi token.

(12:40) – The difference between launching a Social Token and Yield Farming a DeFi Token.

(15:42) – Using Social Tokens to reward people for automating tasks.

(17:29) – Thoughts on Gaming.

(19:45) – Thoughts about Social Tokens being used by the Traditional World.

(23:07) – Social Tokens, a new emergent type of culture and brand.

(26:28) – What was the biggest Social Token that you guys have aped into?

(30:06) – Concerns about Human Risk.

(32:54) – Thoughts about the Security around Social Tokens.

(34:11) – Is there anyone specific who would be a good fit in Crypto to launch a Token?

(36:08) – How to attribute value from other people to these tokens when a lot of the value is more qualitative than trackable metric-wise?

(37:45) – Specific examples.

(41:28) – Where Social Tokens fit in on a work level for Crypto people/ More Collaboration or More Competition.

(43:00) – Thoughts about the Synergy of DeFIs, NFTs and Social Tokens.

(46:10) – Jess / Seed Club.

(47:18) – Cooper / Audius.

 

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Jan 26, 2021
SuperRare: The Next Generation Of Digital Art — Metaverse Musings Ep 14
36:40

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 14 of Metaverse Musings with John the Founder and CEO of SuperRare. His project is one of the earliest crypto art platforms built on Ethereum, and leads the sector by on-chain volume. We talk through the unique considerations when building a crypto art platform, how to humanise the experience, how he thinks over $200M of art will be sold this year, and how intuitive content-oriented crypto such as NFTs could be the consumer-facing onboarding funnel the industry needs.

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Jan 25, 2021
Teddy and Jeff: Notional Finance Enables Fixed Rate, Fixed Term Lending and Borrowing on Ethereum
37:54

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy  hosts Teddy Woodward and Jeff Wu of Notional Finance.  

Notional is a protocol on Ethereum that facilitates fixed rate, fixed-term lending and borrowing of crypto-assets via a novel financial primitive called fCash. Fixed rate financing touches all corners of the modern financial markets. The majority of US debt is issued at fixed interest rates because they provide certainty and minimize risk for market participants. Notional brings this capability to the decentralized financial system on Ethereum and gives crypto users that same access to stable financing.

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(1:17) – (First Question) - Teddy’s Background. (3:11) – Jeff’s Background. (6:02) – Notional Finance Elevator Pitch. (8:33) – Key Differences between Notional Finance and other competitors. (11:50) – Rates / Collateralization Walkthrough. (14:42) – Thoughts about liquidity Fragmentation. (16:23) – The Collateralization Framework. (18:01) – Insights about DEV / Smart Contracts. (22:55) – How Notional affects DeFi. (26:34) – Will Notional attract Traditional Investors. (28:24) – What’s on the roadmap for Notional Finance. (29:56) – Notional vs. Compound? (33:09) – Notional Finance Team. (34:00) – Does Notional need a Community. (36:10) – How does the model work (to earn money). (36:49) – Where to find Notional Finance.

 

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Jan 21, 2021
Algorithmic Stablecoins Series: Joey Santoro Covering FEI Protocol
53:20

Chain Reaction Hosts Tom Shaughnessy  and Medio Demarco host Joey Santoro, the founder and architect of FEI protocol. This is the third episode in our algorithmic stablecoin series. Joey talks through the creation of FEI, direct incentives for reducing and increasing supply, protocol controlled value, direct incentives, and much more. 

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(1:19) – (First Question) - Joey’s Background and what brought him to Crypto. (2:16) – Main Issues with Decentralized Stablecoins. (5:31) – FEI Elevator Pitch. (8:37) – Differences on Seniorage collateralized model / FEI. (10:50) – What happens when FEI goes sub $1. (17:37) – FEI Reweight Steps / Liquidity Benefits. (20:17) – FEI vs. FRAX. (23:35) – The Tribe governance token. (29:01) – How Tribe be released to the world. (33:08) – FEI, building confidence and expectations. (35:24) – Thoughts about FEI’s ability to scale supply fast but also maintain a very close price to it's peg. (39:41) – FEI Biggest Risks. (44:47) – How much could FEI police the Direct Incentive. (47:06) – Thoughts about the possible impacts of other stablecoin communities enhancing projects. (49:58) – Benefits of not being an anonymous founder. (52:07) – Where to find Joey Santoro / FEI.

 

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Jan 19, 2021
Taking Crypto Mainstream: Do Kwon Covering Terra, Mirror and Anchor
01:00:34

Delphi Digital analyst Jonathan Erlich hosts Do Kwon, Co-Founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, to discuss all things Terra. The conversation dives into Terra’s vision and impressive 2020, as well as into Chai and some exciting recent developments such as Mirror and Anchor.

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(1:30) – (First Question) - Do Kwon’s Background and what brought him to Crypto.

(3:18) – How Do Kwon defines Terra?

(6:41) – Terra´s Stablecoins Walkthrough.

(9:01) – Peg Stability.

(11:06) – Thoughts about Chai / Chai´s Success.

(16:01) – UX from the Merchant Perspective.

(18:53) – How Terra benefits from Chai?

(23:01) – 3 Announcements around Chai.

(31:13) – Smart Contracts for Terra.

(37:50) – Mirror’s Competitive Advantages.

(40:34) – Thoughts about Value accrual in Mirror.

(43:47) – Mirror Regulation.

(46:33) – Mirror’s Sustainability / The liquidity mining campaign ends, What’s Next?

(50:45) – Anchor: A new Savings and Lending Protocol.

(56:48) – Thoughts about Anchor’s development.

(57:28) – What can we expect from Terra for 2021?

 

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

 

Jan 15, 2021
Aave: The Road to a Crypto-Powered Neobank
01:23:49

Chain Reaction Host Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Stani Kulechov - Founder & CEO of Aave. Aave is one of the leading DeFi protocols with nearly $3B in TVL and $4B in loans originated. Originally known as ETHLend, Aave launched its ICO in 2017 and unlike most, built through a brutal multi-year bear market that saw its price drop >90%. The team’s persistence was rewarded with a truly epic 2020 as TVL grew 1000x (from $300K to $3B) and market cap grow ~150x (from $10M to $1.5B). Most importantly, the team has continued to innovate at breakneck space, pioneering features such as flash loans, delegated credit lines, collateral swaps and entirely new governance structures.

In this conversation, we skip over much of the now well-covered Aave back story and focus on covering new ground. We discuss things like:

  • What makes a good protocol founder & CEO,  
  • What Stani looks for as an angel investor, 
  • How Stani sees the competitive landscape,
  • Aave’s e-money license and plans to become a neobank,
  • Aave’s biggest mistakes in 2020 and focuses for 2021,
  • ...and much more

Show Notes:

(3:35) – Stani’s background and what brought him to crypto

(9:45) – Angel investing: What does Stani look for in projects & founders?

(13:57) – Learnings from being a Protocol CEO

(19:31) – Biggest mistakes and learnings from 2020

(23:47) – Aave’s e-money license and what it will enable

(28:39) – Aave’s Protocol and Application Layers

(31:43) – Aave’s Application Layer as a DeFi Aggregator

(33:16) – Application value capture

(38:14) – The potential of the Safety Module as an Insurance Product.

(40:47) – Delegated Credit and unlocking yield aggregation

(52:24) – Competitive moats in DeFi

(58:42) – Thoughts on Compound Chain

(01:01:13) – Thoughts on Algorithmic Stablecoins

(01:03:34) – Thoughts on CREAM, the Yearn conglomerate and “Protocol M&A”?

(01:08:39) – Aave’s new Governance Standard

(01:15:14) – How does Stani see the future of Protocol Politicians?

(01:20:14) – Stani´s Expectations / Strategic Focuses for 2021.

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Jan 14, 2021
Nonfungible: Data In The Time of NFTs — Metaverse Musings Ep 13
49:54

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 13 of Metaverse Musings with Dan and Gauthier, the founders of Nonfungible. Their company provides data tools for the emerging NFT landscape, and each year they author a comprehensive industry report. The pair suggest that their upcoming report is the most in-depth and broad to date, with a number of exciting takeaways...

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Jan 13, 2021
Algorithmic Stablecoins Series: Sam Kazemian of Frax Finance
55:34

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Sam Kazemian, the Founder of Frax Finance to discuss the project. This is the second in a series of podcasts on Algorithmic stablecoins. The trio discuss Frax’s creation, technicals around expansion/contraction of supply, competition, risks and much more including why Frax could be the most stable vs its competitors.

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(2:02) – (First Question) - Sam Kazemian's Background. (4:37) – Frax Finance Elevator Pitch. (10:39) – What is being used as Collateral in Frax. (15:50) – Frax Stablecoin vs FXS governance token. (18:23) – Relation between USDC and FXS / Insights about the process. (21:11) – Insights about the Value Capture. (23:34) – The growth process. (25:33) – Where is the Collateral pool kept. (28:48) – What happens when the price of FRAX goes sub $1. (33:18) – How do people earn more of the Governance Token / Rewards Walkthrough. (36:11) – How APY could offset Impermanent Loss. (38:21) – How the Supply of FXS could get absorbed. (39:27) – How many people are Time Locking their Stake. (42:04) – Once you use all the Yield Farming Rewards, What's next. (47:42) – The Dichotomy between ESD and Frax. (54:35) – Where to find Sam Kazemian.

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Jan 05, 2021
Algorithmic Stablecoins Series: Dan Elitzer and Lewis Freiberg Covering Empty Set Dollar
50:37

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Dan Elitzer: Co-Founder of Nascent and previously of IDEOVC and Lewis Freiberg, an Independent Developer to discuss Empty Set Dollar. This is the first in a series of podcasts on Algorithmic stablecoins. The trio discuss ESD’s creation, technicals around expansion/contraction of supply, competition, risks and much more.

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Show Notes

(2:08) – (First Question) - Dan Elitzer and Lewis Freiberg Background.

(3:35) – Empty Set Dollar (ESD) Elevator Pitch.

(4:31) – Why ESD was so high above the PEG.

(8:22) – Collateralized and Centralized Stablecoins main Issues.

(10:23) – ESD’s role in DEFI apps.

(12:47) – How ESD expands supply.

(18:44) – Will ESD will get to a point where people will be debating every week on what the supply should be expanded?

(20:40) – Incentive to get ESD above $1.

(28:31) – Insights about Supply Lockups.

(31:41) – Is there a point where the majority of the Supply will be circulating.

(33:57) – Differences on speculators wanting to get involved / Issuance Risks.

(36:53) – Debt computed under $1 Walkthrough.

(39:01) – Insights about ESD as a Long Term Investor.

(43:28) – Why is ESD better than other Stablecoins.

(46:56) – Thoughts about Development Teams.

(49:17) – Where to find Dan and Lewis.

 

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Dec 31, 2020
Brian Flynn: Rabbithole Is Pioneering On-Chain Data and Social Identities 🐰🕳️
32:32

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Brian Flynn, the founder of Rabbithole. RabbitHole is pioneering the future of on-chain work, giving users opportunities to earn tokens based on their on-chain data. Its’s an incredible platform to educate the world on crypto and help projects target future contributors

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Show Notes

(2:22)      –  (First Question) - Rabbithole Elevator Pitch.

(3:25)      –  Brian Flynn's Background.

(6:15)      –  Stakeholders - Users.

(7:45)      –  Stakeholders - Entire Network.

(9:41)      –  How granular can Teams get without Rabbithole.

(11:06)    –  How do you scale the curation mechanism?

(13:58)    –  XP points Walkthrough.

(16:53)    –  How granular can Rabbithole get on the lessons for XP points.

(20:11)    –  Rabbithole from a Business Perspective.

(20:56)    –  Web3 Social Networks.

(25:30)    –  Could reputation amassed through Rabbithole be used to dig into anonymous Founders.

(30:40)    –  Rabbithole Scaling Factors.

(31:49)    –  Where to find Rabbithole.

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Dec 22, 2020
Devin Finzer: What Lurks Beneath The OpenSea — Metaverse Musings Ep 12
52:20

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 12 of Metaverse Musings with Devin Finzer, the CEO of OpenSea and author of their “Non-fungible Token Bible”. His company provides foundational infrastructure to the NFT ecosystem, and it’s safe to say that they’ve entrenched themselves as a core part of the space for the foreseeable future. Devin provides insight into their philosophy as a business and how he sees NFT evolving into an integral part of the future web.

 

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Dec 22, 2020
A DAO Masterclass with Aaron Wright
01:06:50

Chain Reaction Host Jose Maria Macedo hosts Aaron Wright, cofounder of OpenLaw, The LAO and now Flamingo DAO. Aaron is a professor at Cardozo Law School and is at the forefront of DAOs, having been involved in Bitcoin since 2011, and Ethereum since 2015. Before this, Aaron was a successful entrepreneur, having sold his first company to Wikia - the for-profit version of Wikipedia, which he grew to be one of the largest websites on the internet. 

Aaron provides a DAO masterclass, discussing what they are, why they matter, and his vision for DAOs as the next evolution in a long history of human organization dating back to Ancient Rome.

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Show Notes:

(2:06)    –  Aaron Wright Background.

(4:35)    –  Organizations: History, Concepts and Functions.

(7:25)    –  Insights about DAO / Long-term Vision.

(12:47)    –  Experimenting with Types of Organizations in the real world.

(14:26)    –  DAO main categories.

(15:41)    –  Insights about Fund Structures.

(19:14)    –  DAO’s interaction with the Traditional Legal System.

(25:32)    –  Why a Delaware LLC.

(26:43)    –  Insights about DAO legal compliance.

(30:35)    –  LAO, OpenLaw big Use Case.

(35:11)    –  Why build on Moloch.

(36:49)    –  Credit Delegation System Background / Walkthrough.

(41:33)    –  OpenLaw, merging the Traditional World with Crypto.

(44:40)    –  The Future of the Legal System.

(49:07)    –  The Security in Off-chain Assets Settlements.

(56:21)    – Insights about Governance Tokens value / DAO projects.

(1:03:41)    –  Exciting things happening in the DAO Space.

 

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Dec 21, 2020
Jake Ryan: The Age Of Autonomy Into 2040 and Beyond
28:27

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Jake Ryan, the Founder and CIO of Tradecraft Capital and the Author of Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy.

The two discuss Jake's new book: How we are in a new long wave economic cycle Jake describes as the Age of Autonomy enabled by crypto since it allows us to transfer value without humans 🤖.

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Show Notes

(1:56)    –  (First Question) - How did Jake started in Crypto

(3:27)    –  The Idea behind the book  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy

(6:30)    –  What is Tradecraft Capital

(7:13)    –  Diving into  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy”

(9:54)    –  Insights about a new world / Age of Autonomy

(13:13)    –  Is the World aware of Crypto Age of Autonomy

(15:06)    –  Crypto's role in the Real World

(17:21)    – US dollar Currency Status in the New Era of Technological Evolution

(20:24)    –  Insights about Investing in Crypto / Frameworks

(22:56)    –  Insights about the Long-term Investment horizon in the Cryptocurrencies

(24:47)    –  What was the hardest thing about writing  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy”

(27:19)    –  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy” Launch

 

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Dec 15, 2020
Leo Cheng: CREAM Listing The Long-Tail Assets for Borrow/Lending, Cream V2 and A Yearn Finance Partnership
44:40

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Leo Cheng of CREAM Finance. The two discuss how Cream started from forking compound/balancer to listing the long tail of assets for borrow/lending, plans around Cream V2, and a partnership with Yearn Finance.

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Show Notes

(1:47) – (First Question) – A little bit about Leo Cheng

(2:45) – CREAM Finance Background

(4:59) – CREAM vs Compound and Aave

(9:12) – Community could play a good role in deciding which assets to list

(12:43) – CREAM product roadmap

(17:07) – The art of Incentivizes without the Token becoming valueless

(20:07) – Keeping CREAM Morale up

(23:30) – Binance Smart Chain Walkthrough

(26:57) – CREAM merger partnership

(31:11) – Insights about CREAM v2

(36:16) – What are the benefits of Partnerships

(39:39) – Insights about the Individual Tokens

(43:03) – How is Taipei

 

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Dec 14, 2020
Glen Weyl: New Economic Ideas For Unprecedented Times
55:38

Chain Reaction Host Jose Maria Macedo hosts Glen Weyl, economist and Principal Researcher at Microsoft. Glen Weyl famously wrote Radical Markets, one of the most original and creative economic treatises of our time. One of the book’s most vocal fans was Vitalik himself, and Vitalik and Glen have since collaborated on multiple initiatives, including the original Quadratic Funding paper which later spawned Gitcoin. Glen has also founded a social movement called RadicalxChange Foundation which seeks to implement his ideas.

In this conversation, Glen explores his novel economic ideas and how they can be used to create new social technologies that solve some of today’s hardest problems.

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Show Notes:

(1:08) – Basic Ideas – Capitalism and Central Planning.

(2:10) – Factors that contribute to The Decline in Productivity, combined with the Inequality (Stagnant Quality).

(4:07) – Inequality, a bigger problem than a feature.

(7:11) – Insights about Property being Monopoly / Solutions.

(12:55) – Quadratic Finance / How do we democratize Markets.

(14:56) – Insights about Private Property as a core part of Capitalism.

(19:24) – Bring Markets to Democracy.

(22:59) – Quadratic Voting.

(28:16) – Systems of Corporations vs Systems of Central Planning.

(30:03) – Governance, the different systems that have existed in the US and UK.

(33:07) – Implementations of Governance in the Crypto Space.

(35:24) – Fund collect goods in order to make Taxation more efficient.

(38:28) – Coercion, a part of supplying Public Goods.

(40:40) – Insights about Data Monopoly / Crypto as a possible solution.

(49:20) – iEmbrace Contradictions!

(50:44) – A global social movement called RadicalxChange.

(53:33) – Books that have influenced Glen Weyl the most.

(54:11) – Favorite Film, Sorry to Bother You by Boots Riley.

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Dec 11, 2020
Alpha Finance’s Tascha: An Ecosystem of Bleeding Edge DeFi Products ✨
38:10

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Tascha of Alpha Finance. Alpha Finance Lab (Alpha) is a cross-chain DeFi lab that focuses on building an ecosystem of cross-chain DeFi products to capture unaddressed demand in an innovative and user friendly way. The two discuss leveraged yield farming, AlphaX (perpetuals) and much more in this dive into Alpha Finance.

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Show Notes

(1:51) – How Tascha started in Crypto (3:06) – Alpha Finance Launching (3:29) – Alpha, a suite of products (5:40) – Taking a leveraged Yield Farming position (9:42) – Attracting people to deposit ETH / Risks (14:09) – Will Alpha offer 10x leverage (15:24) – Insights about adding Pools (16:53) – Partnership with Ave (18:28) – How does Alpha handle security (23:11) – Alpha X Launching (26:16) – Alpha X Funding Rate and mechanics (29:47) – Anon manipulable Price Feed (30:44) – Alpha’s Token (34:27) – Alpha’s Competitors (36:48) – Where to follow Alpha Finance

 

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Dec 09, 2020
Colin Goltra: Boots on the Ground — Metaverse Musings Ep 11
01:13:11

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 11 of Metaverse Musings with Colin Goltra, an avid Crypto Art collector and Head of Growth for Binance Philippines. Colin has a deeply considered passion for the space, and touches upon various interesting philosophical modes of interpretation. He provides commentary on the beating heart of blockchain gaming adoption, where games like Axie Infinity are providing emerging markets with rich economic opportunities for those alive to the possibilities.

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Dec 07, 2020
Robbie Heeger: Endaoment’s Donor-Advised Funds Enable Crypto Charitable Donations For 1.5M Organizations
44:55

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Robbie Heeger, the CEO and President of Endaoment. Endaoment is a new Community Foundation & public charity offering Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) built atop the Ethereum blockchain, allowing you to donate to almost any U.S. nonprofit organization.

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Show Notes:

Broad Topics:

  • Educate about DAFs and how they work.
  • Share process of opening a DAF with Endaoment.
  • Discuss why DAFs can be advantageous.
  • Talk about Endaoment’s origin, mission and vision.
  • Share about future roadmap and long term vision for the technology behind Endaoment.
  • Discuss the charitable/philanthropic space inside of the crypto/defi industry. 

Endaoment Background & Roadmap:

  • Created by Robbie Heeger in 2019 originally as hacking project as I was teaching myself to code.
  • Recieved 501(c)(3) – the first public charity on chain – in June 2020.
  • Released MVP DAF product in October 2020, audited by Open Zeppelin.
  • Built to be a DAF that is powered by smart contracts.
  • Accepts over 135 different ethereum assets + ETH.
  • Lowest cost, lowest donation minimum DAF provider in US.
  • Built atop Uniswap’s open source front end, Gidestar API + USDC API.
  • Enables giving to 1.5 million + US organizations.
  • Consider our current DAF product an MVP of what’s possible using Ethereum/DeFi to power charitable giving 
  • Down the road, User will choose either giving to Pooled Capital Community Fund (Endaoment Community Fund) or to an individual Endaoment DAF.
  • Endaoment Community Fund to be the first DAO powered Community Foundation & Endowment Fund where token holders choose investment allocations across yield farming strategies in DeFi, grant awards to nonprofits and select Endaoment policies and board members using tokens. 
  • Looking to bring those same investment options to the individual Endaoment DAF as well, without the same token based voting weights. 

DAF History/Background:

  • Donor Advised Funds are charitable accounts owned and managed by a public charity.
  • Allows a donor to donate an asset to charity without selling it first.
  • Over 750k DAFs in the US.
  • Fastest-growing method to give to charity in the united states in 2019.
  • Over 120 BN in DAF assets in the US.
  • DAFs can be controversial … many people park assets there, take the deduction and let it sit. Many people think DAF capital should more quickly flow into communities.

Crypto Giving Landscape Background:

  • Several large DAF providers accept “blue chip” crypto, but no long tail of tokens.
  • Most crypto giving platforms either are crowdfunding derivatives, public goods funding projects, or going one organization at a time to support giving. 
  • Many community foundations in the US are still running off paper checks and desire to modernize their financial infrastructure but are intimidated by crypto.
  • Many organizations are intrigued by crypto but scared away by the fluctuation in value and unknowns about custodianship…delivering grants in USD is prime concern.

 

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Dec 03, 2020
Sunayna Tuteja from TD Ameritrade: The Next Wave of Bitcoin Investors
50:49

Macro Matters host Kevin Kelly sits down with Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade. In this conversation, Sunayna and Kevin discuss:

  • Consensus among traditional investors and sentiment towards Bitcoin and digital assets.
  • The growing demand among RIAs to understand Bitcoin and its potential role in a multi-asset portfolio context.
  • The rise of DeFi and digital assets as a kind of “Mayday” event.
  • The importance of explaining the “how to” when it comes to education as crypto starts to seep into mainstream conversation.

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Show Notes

(2:21)    –  TDA’s stance on Digital Assets

(7:29)    –  The rise of Digital Assets and DeFi leading to the next Mayday event

(13:23)    –  DeFi as a multidisciplinary ecosystem

(15:20)    –  TD’s core client & the demographic of TD’s target audience

(22:40)    –  TD’s Clients, struggles with Digital Assets Space concepts

(27:47)    –  The growth in Bitcoin and digital asset interest among traditional investors

(33:12)    –  The mainstream movement

(39:09)    –  The biggest deterrents still holding investors back & the necessary tools still needed to accelerate widespread adoption

(44:29)    –  Importance of education & what we in the crypto community can do to better inform traditional investors and RIAs of the opportunities and risks in this space

(49:18)   –   Closing thoughts

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Nov 30, 2020
Colin and ZX: A Technical Dive Into Filecoin’s Tokeneconomics
42:35

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Colin Evran (Ecosystem Lead at Protocol Labs) and ZX (Cryptoeconomics Lead At Protocol Labs) for a technical deep dive into the cryptoeconomics of Filecoin’s native token (FIL). 

The trio discusses the use cases for Filecoin, the minting mechanism (simple and baseline minting), storage pledges (initial pledge and consensus pledges), issuance, reward locks, token distribution, FIP changes, and more. 

View Full Transcript here: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-and-zx-a-technical-dive-into-filecoins-tokeneconomics-video-and-transcript/

 

We previously had Colin on to discuss Filecoin overall: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-evran-filecoin-ushers-in-a-new-generation-of-cloud-storage/

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Nov 27, 2020
TokenTax’s Zac and Alex: The Ultimate Crypto Tax Deep Dive
45:24

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Alex Miles and Zac McClure, the co-founders of TokenTax. The team answers our most nuanced crypto tax questions and get into detail on how the founders are scaling their tax software. This was a must-listen episode for anyone filling their crypto taxes.

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Show Notes

(1:35)    –  (First Question)  Token Tax Background

(3:39)    –  How hard it was to do Crypto Taxes in past years

(6:28)    –  Main reasons people come to Token Tax

(7:56)    –  Token Tax, does it reduce Audits

(12:27)    –  Minimization, a new option to calculate tax burden

(18:12)    –  Is a complex Tax Code good for business

(24:10)    –  Insights about Tax Loss Harvesting going into New Year

(28:52)    –  What’s behind integrating New DeFi Platforms

(30:30)    –  Tax implications of staking ETH 2.0 (*)

(33:27)    –  Inside Token Tax and Active Aggregators

(36:00)    –  Rebasing coins (*)

(37:57)    –  How are rug pulls accounted for (*)

(39:58)    –  Implications on moving from BTC to WBTC (*)

(41:09)    –  Biggest Mistakes that the average Crypto Investor makes with their Taxes (*)

 

(*) questions posed by our Delphi Twitter members

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Nov 24, 2020
Helium’s Frank Mong: Scaling to 1M Nodes, Capping HNT Supply and 5G/WiFi Plans
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Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Frank Mong, the COO of Helium. The two discuss Helium’s plans to grow nodes from ~12K much higher and globally, HIP20 which will hard cap supply while allowing the network to run and future plans of WiFi and 5G. We previously covered Helium in a post in December 2019.

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(1:38)   –  (First Question)  What is Helium Network

(2:50)    –  Helium’s Incentive Structure

(6:40)    –  Insights about Helium’s community

(13:39)    –   HNT and crypto

(21:10)    –   How do you think people will interact with Helium

(24:28)    –   Helium now has 12000 nodes

(28:20)    –   If you want to drive demand you need to have the network available

(29:40)    –   Global wireless networks

(30:52)    –   Status of HIP 20

(35:35)    –   Insights about Helium’s Usage

(39:25)    –   Incentivizing the community

(42:17)    –   Helium biggest Risks

(46:42)    –   Helium, a network that could provide 5G network coverage around the world

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Nov 20, 2020
3LAU and Cooper Turley: Audius Is Reinventing Music Streaming
37:07

Tom Shaughnessy hosts 3LAU and Cooper Turley who came on the pod to discuss Audius 🎶

We discussed how Audius is completely reinventing music streaming - granting content creators and the majority of revenue and control over the platform and distribution.

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(1:47)    –  Audius, a music streaming protocol built on Ethereum

(5:30)    –  Key differences between Audius and the traditional Music industry

(7:51)    –  Largest issues in Traditional Music

(12:30)    –  How decentralized is Audius / Governance module

(15:45)    –  Insights about artists opting out of Spotify and Youtube

(17:53)    –  Audius now has A million users

(19:28)    –  Audius process for artists and users

(23:10)    –  Insights about how Spotify will compete in streaming market

(25:48)    –  Audius NFTs

(29:35)    –  What Audius do differently for fans

(31:12)    –  What does Audius need to attract Spotify’s users

(31:50)    –  New ways to access the audience

(34:18)    –  What’s the plan for distributing the large percent of tokens held by the insiders (*)

(35:38)    –  How do you stop people from sharing music that doesn’t belong to them (*)

 

(*) questions posed by our Delphi Institutional Chat members

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Nov 18, 2020
Red from Harvest Finance: Scaling A Community To Match $1B In TVL At Its Height
43:53

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Red, a community manager at Harvest Finance.

Harvest automatically farms the highest yields in DeFi. We chatted reaching $1B in TVL at its height, scaling a community over time, competition between aggregators, the recent hack and more! 🧑‍🌾

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(1:31)    – (First Question)  Red or Redemption

(2:05)    – Harvest Finance, an automated Yield Farming platform

(5:00)    – Harvest’s Backend Walkthrough

(6:22)    – A road from 0 to 500 million in deposits

(12:21)    – What makes Harvest so appealing / Harvest’s Target

(16:01)    – Insights about technical debt with crypto projects

(20:18)    – Incentivize people to create vs automatic Yield Farming passive investors

(36:30)    – What projects would Red like to have in Harvest

(26:00)    – What Farmholders are receiving / Farm Token

(31:35)    – What is Grain Token / What the model is for (*)

(36:30)    – Insights about Hacking risks

(40:50)    – Does Red know who the Hacker is (*)

 

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Nov 17, 2020
Delphi 15: LiquidStake Launches To Bootstrap ETH 2.0 Staking
15:51

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Andrew Keys and James Slazas, the founders of DARMA Capital and LiquidStake for a timely 15-minute interview on LiquidStake's release which helps bootstrap ETH 2.0 staking by removing a key staking hurdle - allowing users to receive a loan against the ETH they lockup in the staking contract. 

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Nov 16, 2020
Crucible: Blueprints for the Open Metaverse — Metaverse Musings Ep 10
01:29:01

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 10 of Metaverse Musings with Ryan Gill & Toby Tremayne, the Co-Founders of Crucible. Both Ryan and Toby are two of the highest conviction operators working towards the Metaverse. Their strong sense of purpose and appreciation for the philosophical aspects of the world of tomorrow inform their unique mindset and approach. The business focuses on building infrastructure across the “in between” spaces for Web 3.0 technology, as well as tailoring the existing stack to gaming and virtual worlds. Keep an eye on their upcoming event with VentureBeat and Facebook on January 27th 2021. 

 

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Nov 13, 2020
Jamie Burke: Accelerating the Emergence of the Metaverse — Metaverse Musings Episode 09
01:16:36

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 09 of Metaverse Musings with Jamie Burke, the Founder & CEO of Outlier Ventures. Jamie shares deep insights gleaned from his experience with the rise of Web 2.0, and how they relate to its successor and the growing digital asset space more broadly. Having started his blockchain investment firm in 2013, Jamie has seen all sorts come and go and it was fascinating to learn how his theses on topics such as DeFi, NFTs, and more have evolved. We discuss how user-centric elements of this new digital landscape such as portability of data, identity, and virtual assets will drive stratospheric growth in the coming years.

 

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Nov 06, 2020
Patrick Manfra: The Alternative, Crypto Powered Yield Account
30:13

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Patrick Manfra, the co-founder of Outlet Finance. The two dive into Outlet Finance which is creating a brand new yield account linking the traditional world and crypto for users. 

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Show Notes

(1:10)    – (First Question) Patrick’s Manfra Background

(1:53)    – Walkthrough Outlet Finance

(2:36)    – Outlet Finance vs. BlockFi

(3:24)    – Outlet Finance, mostly non crypto users

(4:04)    – Outlet Finance’s Background / New Features

(8:49)    – Head to Head with the banking sector

(12:35)    – Insights about Outlet Finance strategy

(14:33)    – Worldwide or USA

(17:21)    – Insights about the savings market

(20:48)    – Is there space for DeFi in Outlet Finance

(23:46)    – What happens first

(25:03)    – Biggest risks that Outlet Finance may face

(28:55)    – Outlet Finance website /contacts

 

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Nov 03, 2020
Colin Evran: Filecoin Ushers In A New Generation of Cloud Storage
41:14

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Colin Evran of Filecoin and Protocol Labs. The two discuss Filecoin's launch, why the project is a storage layer that transcends borders to persist for generations, and why Filecoin is way more than just storage!

Filecoin raised $200M+ in an ICO and is one of the space’s most anticipated projects.

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(1:02)    – Finally! Filecoin launched

(1:40)    – How long have Colin Evran been working on Filecoin

(3:10)    – 5 Web’s problems

(5:08)    – What is Filecoin / Filecoin’s benefits 

(7:56)    – Filecoin, there has to be an alternative in the future

(11:20)    – Filecoin, an amazing ecosystem

(12:23)    – How does Filecoin incentivize people to be miners

(14:49)    – Filecoin, an ecosystem of differents use cases

(17:22)    – Filecoin Token’s role within the network

(21:15)    – Proof of Replication / Proof of Space Time

(22:58)    – Filecoin Magical Feature

(25:40)    – What does Colin Evran like to see built in the future

(29:52)    – Filecoin’s competition

(33:26)    – How does Filecoin handle governance

(34:38)    – What’s on the roadmap for Filecoin

(37:40)    – A Thank you to Filecoin’s community

(38:17)    – A balance between meeting demand and massive capacity

 

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Nov 02, 2020
Robbie Ferguson: Building the Next Generation of NFT Infrastructure — Metaverse Musings Episode 08
55:51

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 08 of Metaverse Musings with Robbie Ferguson, who is a Co-Founder of Immutable—the company behind Gods Unchained and the upcoming Immutable X exchange. Robbie has some fascinating ideas about what the future of media and ownership will look like. We cover plenty of ground such as the new design space being unlocked in video games, financial markets for virtual goods, the current lack of robust commercial incentives for metaverse interoperability, and why the value of virtual assets will eventually dwarf physical ones. Robbie even shares the lessons learned from the painful memory of dying in the Runescape wilderness with all of his brother’s gear… all too familiar.

 

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Oct 29, 2020
Mona El Isa: From Chasing Waves To Enabling Active Fund Management on Ethereum
36:27

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Mona El Isa, the Co-Founder of Avant Garde Finance and Lead Developer for Melon. We dive into enabling active management on Ethereum, the future of Melon (MIP7, Tokenecon, Integrations and more).

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(1:36)    – (First Question)  How Mona El Isa started in Crypto

(5:47)    – Melon’s backstory

(9:44)    – Melon, a protocol that allows to set up a fund for $50

(11:58)    – Mona El Isa’s first assumption in DeFi

(14:27)    – Why not a Major Crypto fund

(17:00)    – From start to finish, How to deploy a fund with Melon / v1.0 & v2.0

(22:35)    – v1.0 & v2.0, on a scale from 1 to 10

(25:23)    – Melon, aiming to do as a management infrastructure

(28:51)    – Will Melon expand to the Institutional world

(30:26)    – Melon’s role as a Token within the protocol / MIP #7

 

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Oct 28, 2020
Tyler Ward: How BarnBridge is Tokenizing Risk and Attracting $200M In TVL In 48 Hours
51:48

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnnessy hosts Tyler Ward, the Co-Founder of BarnBridge. The two discuss Attracting $200M in yield farming deposits in 48 hours and tokenizing risk via smart alpha (fractional ownership with different risk/rewards) and smart yield (interest rate vol mitigation).

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(1:09)      – Quite a Week for BarnBridge!  

(3:47)      – Tyler Ward Background

(6:32)      – Conceptualizing BarnBridge

(14:06)    – Having a Dream Team

(15:04)    – What’s BarnBridge / BarnBridge products

(27:21)    – Retail Crowd or Institutional Crowd

(32:12)    – Smart Yield product

(38:19)    – What’s the formula behind the Tranches

(41:12)    – How BarnBridge makes a valuable protocol

(48:08)    – What is next on the road for BarnBridge

 

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Oct 27, 2020
Steve Lee: From Traditional Finance Into Crypto, NFTs, and Beyond — Metaverse Musings 07
01:05:36

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 07 of Metaverse Musings with Steve Lee, who is the Head of Asia and an Investment Director at BlockTower—one of the older funds on the block. With roots in traditional finance after a long international investment banking career, Steve now bridges the East/West corridor for BlockTower across a variety of areas. Most recently, the firm has announced plans to triple down on their NFT investment thesis and expects to allocate significantly more capital to the theme in the near future.

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Oct 22, 2020
Diane Dai: DODO The Proactive Market Maker 🐣
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Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Diane, the co-founder of DODO. They discuss DODO, the proactive market maker that's competing with Uniswap and others AMMs. DODO has $100M in its pools, but Diane explains why it's much more efficient vs peers.

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Show Notes

(1:31)    – (First Question) How Diane Dai started in Crypto

(3:25)   – Dodo’s Elevator Pitch

(4:01)   – Insights about Dodo’s Competitors

(4:57)   – Dodo’s Status

(5:55)   – Today’s Dodo Assets

(7:21)   – Proactive Market Makers vs. Automated Market Makers

(9:26)   – How Dodo provides contract-fillable liquidity

(14:09)  – Handling Impermanent Loss

(16:37)  – Dodo, a PMM algorithm beating Uniswap

(19:25)  – The importance of Single Risk Exposure for Dodo

(21:08)  – Dodo, a cute cause for the community

(22:57)  – Dodo Token function

(25:17)  – Thinking through competing for the community

(27:45)  – The future of Dodo

(29:52)  – The 3 keys focus of Dodo

 

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Oct 21, 2020
Eric Chen: Injective, The Decentralized Derivatives Exchange Protocol
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Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Eric Chen, the co-founder of Injective Protocol. The two discuss Eric's journey creating a fully decentralized derivatives exchange, competition, scaling and much more. 

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Show Notes

(1:57)    – (First Question) How Eric Chen got involved with Crypto

(7:16)   – The need of Derivatives products/What does Injective Protocol offer

(10:26)   – Contracts for Differences (CFD)

(11:36)   – Institutional or Retail focus

(13:37)   – What is Injective Protocol competing for

(16:40)   – Injective Protocol status

(17:20)   – The evolution of Injective Protocol products

(20:45)   – Exploring the Injective Protocol architecture

(21:29)   – Achieving Scalability

(21:55)   – The use of Injective Protocol token

(24:02)   – Insights about the process for token holders

(25:18)   – The battle between CEFIs and DEFIs for derivatives

(28:03)   – Why haven't we had an Injective before

(29:56)   – What does decentralized derivative exchange have that Injective wants 

(31:33)   – Insights about starting Injective as anonymous founders

 

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Oct 19, 2020
Tor Bair: Secret Contracts Go Way Beyond Privacy Coins
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Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Tor Bair, the Founder of Secret Foundation. The two discuss building private applications using secret contracts at scale, why this goes well beyond privacy coins and privacy as a human right.

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Show Notes

(2:00)    – (First Question) – What is Secret Network

(3:22)   – Transactional Privacy vs. Programmable Privacy/Private Smart Contracts

(6:39)   – Understanding Programmable Privacy

(8:31)    – Why have not DEFI applications taken advantage of privacy coins 

(12:26)   – The importance of privacy in Traditional Companies and DEFIs

(14:36)   – Features of a business model for private social applications

(18:28)   – Privacy, a human right that should be by default

(22:05)   – Will Ethereum become a Secret Network competitor

(25:05)   – There is no perfect privacy

(27:50)   – What have Tor Blair done differently in Secret Network

(33:52)   – Insights about projects running with anonymous founders 

(36:37)   – Primary functions of Secret coin

(39:14)   – Secret Network is not a secret anymore

 

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Oct 12, 2020
SBF: Arbitrage, A Quant Fund, And Serum’s Ascent
50:34

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts SBF, the CEO of FTX and Alameda Research. The two cover SBF's journey in creating Alameda Research, engaging in arbitrage, and why @ProjectSerum on @solana goes way beyond being a DEX 🚀

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(2:58)    – (First Question) - When did SBF get involved in Crypto

(3:36)   – Alameda, a non-traditional internal Quant Fund

(6:40)   – Where does Alameda’s alpha come from

(11:26)   – Moving fast in a limited information environment

(17:48)   – The future of launches with figureheads

(21:56)   – Future of Alameda

(24:13)   – The thinking behind Serum

(30:17)   – Serum and Scaling

(32:40)   – Creating killer apps without a community

(35:07)   – Goal for Serum/Serum core purposes

(39:44)   – Serum much more than a DEX.

(42:34)   – Composability, one of the most important things in DEFI 

(43:59)   – Ethereum vs Serum

(45:06)   – Serum launchment on a short period of time

(47:20)   – Making Money or Building

(49:00)   – SBF biggest competitor

 

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Oct 07, 2020
Richard Kim: Running the World's Largest Gaming & Interactive Media Fund - Metaverse Musings Ep 06
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Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 06 of Metaverse Musings with Richard Kim, who is a general partner at Galaxy Interactive alongside Sam Englebardt. Across their sector focus, the fund has been the most active in the world over the last 12 months. Richard shared deep insights that are clearly the product of his unique positioning across the gaming landscape. It’s refreshing to see such strong conviction in the role that digital assets play in the metaverse from a large player with roots in both the traditional finance and video game industries. 

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Oct 05, 2020
Charlie Silver: A Serial Entrepreneur’s Goal To Give Users Control Over Their Data
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Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Charlie Silver, CEO of Permission.io. The two discuss Charlie's career as an entrepreneur (Large sale of RealAge to Hearst, Oil Franchise to Jiffy Lube) and now Permission to give users control over their data.

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Oct 01, 2020
Andre Cronje: From A Mystical Launch to The Yearn Empire
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Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Andre Cronje of Yearn Finance. The two discuss the mystical birth of Yearn Finance, Andre’s views on a myriad of interesting topics (fair launches, governance, decentralization, token economics) and much more. 

 

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Sep 28, 2020
Thorchain's Cross-Chain Liquidity Pools Will Revolutionize Value Transfer
56:00

Chain Reaction Hosts Tom Shaughnessy and Yan Liberman are joined by Chad Barraford of Thorchain. The three discuss the genesis of Thorchain, why cross-chain liquidity pools will revolutionize value transfer, and why RUNE's token econ makes sense long term vs quick yield farming plays.

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Sep 23, 2020
Marguerite deCourcelle: Building Towards A Neon Future - Metaverse Musings Ep 05
01:13:33

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 05 of Metaverse Musings with Marguerite deCourcelle, more commonly referred to as Coin Artist, who is the Founder and CEO of Blockade Games. She is widely respected as the inventor of crypto puzzles, and continues to help architect detailed trails to this day. Most recently, she launched her own social token called $COIN that will play an exciting role in her upcoming cyberpunk RPG - Neon District.

 

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Sep 22, 2020
When Macro & Crypto Collide
49:41

Macro Matters host Kevin Kelly sits down with Dan Morehead, CEO & Co-CIO of Pantera Capital. Dan brings a wealth of experience in both traditional markets and crypto, having previously served as the Head of Macro Trading and CFO for Tiger Management before founding Pantera Capital back in 2003.

In this conversation, Dan and Kevin discuss the early days of Pantera’s first Bitcoin fund, the growing trend towards decentralized finance, the sectors and projects him and his team are focusing on right now, and why it’s never been a more exciting time to be in the crypto space. Dan sits at the intersection of macro and crypto so we hope you enjoy this conversation!

We highly recommend reading Pantera’s latest monthly blockchain letters to get a better understanding of their outlook and themes. Paul Veradittakit, a partner at Pantera, also writes an insightful weekly newsletter we recommend checking out as well (links below). Pantera Blockchain Letter, July 2020

Paul Veradittakit’s weekly newsletter 

 

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Sep 21, 2020
0xMaki: SushiSwap Vampire Attacks Uniswap (Live Replay)
29:28

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy is joined by 0xMaki of SushiSwap. The two discuss how SushiSwap vampire attacked UniswapProtocol, SushiSwap's roadmap, plans, and much more. This is a repost of our live podcast.

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Sep 17, 2020
Rise of DeFi: Powering the Next Crypto Boom, featuring MakerDAO, Compound Labs, Synthetix, Aave, Delphi Digital
46:47

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy moderates a panel during the Binance Summit, featuring Rune from MakerDAO, Robert from Compound Labs, Stani from Aave, and Kain from Synthetix. This power group led to a compelling discussion on the rise of DeFi.

 

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Sep 14, 2020
Mason Borda: Tokensoft Launches Two SEC-registered Security Tokens on Ethereum In 30 Days
38:11

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Mason Borda, the Co-Founder and CEO of Tokensoft. In the past 30 days, Tokensoft launched two (Arcoin and INX Ltd) of the first SEC-registered, publicly-traded security tokens on the public Ethereum blockchain.

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Sep 11, 2020
Dan and Rob: The Derivatives HXROs
44:45

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Dan Gunsberg and Rob Levy, the founders of HXRO. The three discuss HXRO's gamified derivatives platform, user growth, and leveraging decades of finance experience to create the platform.

 

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Sep 02, 2020
Cooper Turley: Oh My - A Yield Farming Crash Course
56:31

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Cooper Turley, editor at Defirate and one of the closest people to the fast moving world of yield farming. In one hour Cooper covers everything - what is yield farming, how the craze is attracting massive amounts of capital and attention, specific projects and where he thinks this is all headed. Oh my, what an episode. 

 

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Aug 28, 2020
Andrew Steinwold: The Trillion Dollar NFT Opportunity - Metaverse Musings Ep 04
01:10:48

Host Piers Kicks sits down with Andrew Steinwold the Founder of Zima Red for Episode 04 of Metaverse Musings. His newsletter and podcast have shed light on a number of exciting projects emerging around NFTs, blockchain-based games, and the gradually emerging decentralized Metaverse. In this episode, Andrew makes his first podcast appearance outside of his own to share his story and perspective on the market.

 

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Aug 26, 2020
Anton Bukov: From a $1B Volume DEX To Launching An Automated Market Maker
43:01

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Anton Bukov, the co-founder of 1InchExchange. This is the go-to episode on 1inch as a DEX aggregator, scaling to handle over $1B in volume in a short period of time and the launch and benefits of Mooniswap - a next generation AMM protocol.

 

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Aug 20, 2020
Anonymous: Running a Large Venezuelan Virtual Labour Arbitrage Operation - Metaverse Musings Ep 03
44:20

Host Piers Kicks sits down with DuckM the Co-Founder of FancyHire for Episode 03 of Metaverse Musings. His operation is one of the most fascinating early examples of how the internet can unlock extreme economic niches, and the types of behaviours we can expect to develop with the emergence of the Metaverse. In this episode, DuckM walks us through the exciting bitcoin-enabled multi-million dollar businesses that are forming around large video game economies. Join us to learn more about what it takes to build a robust international operation whose business model is the export of cheap virtual labour from struggling economies.

 

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Aug 19, 2020
Kurt Watkins: A 360° Crypto Legal Update
50:43

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Kurt Watkins, the founder of Watkins Legal. The two have a broad legal conversation on token generation events, DAOs (open law, Aragon and others), DeFi, privacy, GDPR, CEXS vs DEXs and more. 

 

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Aug 17, 2020
Erik Voorhees: Goodbye Tribes, It's Digital Assets Vs The World
43:16

Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Erik Voorhees, a bitcoin OG and the CEO of Shapeshift. The two discuss Shapeshift's exchange, how its not Bitcoin vs Ethereum but Digital Assets vs the world, and what a crypto future looks like in terms of rebuilding the world in the face of a coming potential major currency debasements.

 

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Aug 11, 2020
ParaFi's Ben and Santiago: DeFi Is A Complete Redesign Of The Financial System
45:24

Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down Ben Forman, Managing Partner of ParaFi Capital and Santiago, a Partner at ParaFi capital. The three discuss ParaFi's thesis on DeFi and they get into the weeds on several interesting topics. 

 

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Aug 07, 2020
U.S. Dominance in the "New Normal"
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In this episode, Kevin Kelly sits down with Sri Thiruvadanthai, the director of research for The Jerome Levy Forecasting Center, an independent economic research and consulting firm.

In this conversation, Sri and Kevin discuss:

  • Today’s extraordinary policy regime
  • The growth profile of the US vs. the rest of the world
  • Why the US dollar could be poised for further strength
  • The struggles & headwinds facing the European economy
  • How the post-COVID world is likely to look
  • Much more!

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Aug 05, 2020
CZ: Binance's Early Days To Handling Trillions in Volume
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Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with CZ, Founder and CEO at Binance Exchange.

 

The two discuss:

  • The early days of Binance, and how CZ overcame specific barriers and struggles.
  • What scares CZ most about the space and his biggest mistakes that he had to overcome.
  • Competing against centralized exchanges and decentralized versions (AMMs, DEXs, etc).
  • Managing a decentralized team of 1,500 (up from 500) and plans to decentralize even further over time.
  • Scaling Binance to be able to handle trillions in annual trade volume with goals of handling $100T in annual volumes.
  • Much more!

 

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Aug 03, 2020
Anthony Pompliano: Bitcoin Will Underpin The Global Financial Future
44:33

Host Tom Shaughnessy sits Anthony Pompliano, Co-Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital Assets. 

 

The two discuss Pomp's creation of one of the largest crypto newsletters, his leading podcast, Morgan Creek Digital investing 9 figures in the crypto space, Bitcoin, the decentralization spectrum and much more.

 

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Jul 30, 2020
Macro Matters: Laurence Kotlikoff - America is Broke
01:27:24

Host Jose Maria Macedo sits down with economist Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics at Boston University, president of Economic Security Planning,  New York Times best-selling author and 2x presidential candidate. We discuss the US's fiscal state, $200T in off balance sheet liabilities, MMT as well as Laurence's solutions to the problems facing the US. We also spend some time discussing digital assets and the role they may play in this.

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Jul 27, 2020
Ryan Gill: A Crucible Moment Pt 1 - Metaverse Musings Ep 02
01:02:24

Host Piers Kicks sits down with Ryan Gill the Founder and CEO of Crucible for Episode 02 of Metaverse Musings. Both Ryan and his Co-Founder Toby Tremayne have been hard at work laying the foundations for an exciting chapter in the evolution metaverse.  Keep an eye on Crucible as more information comes online in the coming weeks as the company officially moves out of stealth. We talk through Ryan's White Mirror philosophy, their blueprints for the open metaverse, and the worlds of tomorrow. Stay tuned for Part 2 which will feature Toby for a more granular technical exploration of the themes covered. https://crucible.network/

 

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Jul 24, 2020
Viktor Bunin: Bison Trails - Powering Blockchain Infrastructure Globally
35:06

Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down Viktor Bunin, a protocol specialist at Bison Trails. The two discuss Viktor's journey in crypto, how Biston Trails is powering the leading crypto projects through providing easy to use node infrastucture globally and so much more. Bison

 

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Jul 20, 2020
John Egan: On the Road to a Digital Species - Metaverse Musings Ep 01
01:19:14

In the inaugural episode of Metaverse Musings, host Piers Kicks sits down with John Egan the CEO of BNP Paribas’ L’Atelier. John and his team focus on foresight in order to identify future market opportunities and challenges in digital and virtual domains through research, analysis, and exploratory fiction. The most compelling area they have identified is the virtual economy, on which they produced an unusually thorough landmark research report which is linked below. Together, they explore the primary drivers behind our accelerated transition into a digital species as well as the novel financial opportunities unlocked along the way.

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Jul 16, 2020
Michael Egorov: Inside Curve, The Hyper-growth Stablecoin Exchange
39:42

Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down Michael Egorov, the Founder and CEO of Curve. Curve has garnered a ton of attention in the space as a new type of decentralized stablecoin exchange which also features yield farming and more. Michael covers everything in this interview.

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Jul 13, 2020
Alexander Leishman: The Easiest Way to Buy Bitcoin, Stored In a 2,000 Pound Vault
47:48

Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Alexander Leishman the founder and CEO of River Financial.

Based in San Francisco, River Financial is a firm dedicated to helping people invest in Bitcoin. We provide our users with premium customer service and access to cutting edge Bitcoin features, like the Lightning Network.

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Jul 09, 2020
Kelvin Koh: Spartan Group's Relentless Search For Alpha
50:34

Host Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Kelvin Koh: Co-founder & Partner, CIO, Spartan Capital. Kelvin has over 20 years of experience in investment and research across multiple asset classes and geographies. Prior to serving as CIO of Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of Spartan Group, Kelvin was Managing Partner of Trident Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm.

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Jul 02, 2020
Hassan Bassiri: Arca's Portfolio Manager on Navigating Yield Farming and Understanding Risk/Reward
57:41

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Hassan Bassiri, VP of Portfolio Management at Arca, a crypto hedge fund. The two discuss Hassan's journey as an ex-lawyer, to completing the CFA program to now being Arca's PM. They discuss understanding risk/reward, the risks with yield farming and much more. This is an unmatched episode into the inner workings of an active fund. 

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Jun 29, 2020
Anatoly, Maya and Ryan: Experts Discuss The Parallels Between Crypto and Wireless Networks
01:12:49

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Anatoly Yakovenko, Maya Zehavi and Ryan Gentry for a wide reaching discussion on the parallels between the wireless industry and crypto. From how Wireless technologies played out on a geographic basis, to narrative changes and where value accrued, there are clear comparisons between the two industries. I was thrilled to have on a group of wireless experts turned crypto experts! 

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Jun 25, 2020
Daniel Segundo: Value Investing In Crypto
39:29

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Daniel Segundo, a General Partner at Off The Chain. The two discuss value investing in crypto vs the traditional world, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger the Mount Gox claims and much more!

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Jun 22, 2020
All Roads Lead to Gold & Bitcoin
01:02:20

In this episode, Kevin Kelly sits down with Luke Gromen, founder of Forest for the Trees (FFTT), a macro/thematic research firm, to discuss the growing risks within sovereign bond markets, the end game of major central bank intervention, consequences of fiat currency debasement, and the outlook for various asset classes under such conditions.

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Jun 17, 2020
Peter Mauric: Polkadot’s Competitive Edge
52:24

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Peter Mauric the Head of Public Affairs at Parity who is helping to deliver the vision of Polkadot and Kusama. The two discuss Polkadot's viability as a layer-1 blockchain, its potential competitive advantages and much more. This podcast is timely as Polkadot's first iteration just went live. Dive in!

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Jun 15, 2020
John McAfee: Why Bitcoin Is Going To Zero
25:52

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy sits down with John McAfee, the Founder of McAfee AntiVirus and Privacy Coin GHOST. John details his views on Bitcoin, Monero, GHOST and other cryptos, the state of the world and the government and much more. We thank John for joining us on this episode. 

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Jun 12, 2020
Dan Hannum: Slow, Steady, and Silent. A Crypto OG That Stays Under the Radar
01:02:30

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Dan Hannum, the COO of ZenLedger and Founder and CIO at Hannum Capital Management. On this episode we discuss Dan's past on Wall Street to Blockchain Capital to eventually starting his own $25M fund over 4 years ago. We discuss life lessons, what Dan looks for in an investment and so much more!

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Jun 11, 2020
Avoiding Pitfalls & Crisis Investing
56:10

Kevin Kelly welcomes Cullen Roche, Founder & CIO of Orcam Financial Group, for a lively discussion on crisis investing, elevated risks in fixed income & Treasuries, the growing disconnect between stocks and economic readings, and much more!

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Jun 03, 2020
Andreas M. Antonopoulos: A Pragmatist’s View on The World & Its Future
01:01:03

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy and Medio Demarco sit down with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies. The group discuss the intersection of Bitcoin and geo-politics, social contracts, developer communities, the lightning network, what a dystopian future could look like and so much more. 

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Jun 01, 2020
Macro Is Back
44:35

Kevin Kelly sits down with Teddy Vallee, Founder & CIO of Pervalle Global, to get his insights on the latest market rally, disappointing outlook for global equities, why small businesses in the US will be permanently impaired, and why BTC has such significant upside as an alternative for investors.

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May 28, 2020
Ian Cassel: A Legendary Investor's Search For A 100-Bagger
01:02:19

On this episode, Tom Shaughnessy interviews a long time friend Ian Cassel. We discuss Ian's journey as a legendary startup/microcap investor, the creation of MicroCapClub which is the most prestigious microcap investing community, what Ian looks for in an investment and management team and so much more. 

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May 25, 2020
Market Dispersion & Post-Crisis Consequences
01:10:18

In this episode, Kevin Kelly sits down with Mark Yukso, the CEO & CIO of Morgan Creek  Capital Management and Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, to discuss the  current state of markets, implications of extreme policy decisions in the wake of COVID-19, and the potential role Bitcoin and crypto will play in its aftermath. Mark shares invaluable insights from his +25yrs in investment management, drawing parallels to prior downturns and tech cycles while sharing his views on where we're headed in the New Normal.

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May 18, 2020
Multicoin's Ben and Tony: The Trust Spectrum
38:55

In this episode, Tom Shaughnessy talks with Ben Sparango and Tony Sheng of Multicoin capital to discuss their latest report on The Trust Spectrum. We will keep this short, as the episode covers everything - enjoy and share!

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May 13, 2020
The Tie's Joshua Frank: The State of Digital Assets
56:02

In this episode,Kevin Kelly talks with Joshua Frank, CEO of The Tie about their mega 60 page State Of Digital Assets Report. The Tie filters 850M+ tweets per day, tracks unique sentiment, conducted in-depth interviews and analyzed the wisdom of the crowd for this mega report.

 

Check out the report: https://www.etoro.com/en-us/crypto/quarterly-report/

 

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May 11, 2020
Haseeb Qureshi and Kevin Wang: Nervos' Strategy in China
01:04:05

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner at Dragonfly Capital ($100M fund) and and Kevin Wang, co-founder of Nervos. On this episode the three discuss the benefits of a localization strategy in China, competition between layer-1 blockchains, what makes Nervos different (specifically token economics and sustainability are covered) and much more. If you enjoy this episode, please share it!

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May 06, 2020
Tavi Costa and Kevin Kelly: Deficits, Debasements & Disconnects
01:15:44

In this episode,Kevin Kelly brings back Tavi Costa, of Crescat Capital to discuss his latest market outlook, the drastic disconnect between markets and the underlying economy, the growing risk of fiat currency debasement, consequences of historic monetary & fiscal responses, and why the current backdrop is bullish for scarce assets like gold, precious metals, and bitcoin in the coming years.

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May 03, 2020
Brian Klein: Crypto's Most Esteemed, High Stakes Lawyer
42:24

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Brian Klein, partner at Baker Marquart, LLP. Brian is one of the most well known lawyers in the space with clients including Erik Voorhees, Block.One, Tezos' Kathleen and Arthur Brietman and others. On this episode we discuss representing major clients in the space, Brian's thoughts on the Telegram case, regulations (SEC) and more.  

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Apr 30, 2020
Arthur Breitman: A Deep Dive With One Of The Industry's Great Minds
01:42:29

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Arthur Breitman, Co-Founder of Tezos. In an all encompassing conversation, they discuss the pros and cons of proof of stake and proof of work networks; innovation vs competition; supply dynamics, thought experiments and more. Then, they have some fun discussing their shared interest in sci-fi through the lens of COVID-19, including whether Arthur believes we will colonize space or Antarctica first.

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Apr 27, 2020
Jason Williams: Selling FastMed For $500M to Deploying $130M in Crypto
01:10:35

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Jason Williams, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital - a fund in the crypto space. Jason previously grew and sold FastMed, an urgent care provider for $500M and started Full Tilt Capital, a Venture Fund that deployed $18M into 63 deals. 

On this episode we discuss

  • His take on COVID19 given Jason founded a massive urgent care business
  • Issues with the health ecosystem in the United States and what will change
  • The government's response to the crisis, including the payroll protection program (PPP).
  • What the new normal looks like after COVID19
  • The Bitcoin Halving that is coming up
  • Jason's investment thesis at Full Tilt Capital, his current thesis at Morgan Creek Digital, and what has changed thus far.
  • What Jason looks for in founders and why he would pass on an investment.
  • Convincing traditional entities, especially pension funds to invest in Morgan Creek Digital

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Apr 22, 2020
Sia's David Vorick: Outcompeting Amazon Web Services, a $35B Revenue Giant
49:00

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to David Vorick, CEO, Co-Founder, and Lead Developer of Sia and Skynet. They discuss the benefits of a decentralized, free Internet, competing with Amazon Web Services, cloud storage pricing, security, privacy, and more.

 

Key Points:

  1. Open source programming encourages innovation.
  2. Sia gives users back control over their data and privacy.
  3. Just because a certain technology exists, does not mean it should be leveraged.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Sia gives users a cloud experience without requiring users to commit to a cloud provider.
  • Now they have to make Sia competitive with AWS, because it isn’t enough to just make something decentralized, it has to also be competitive.
  • David is confident that their technology is superior and that they can reach a point where they have the momentum to overtake Amazon.
  • Sia held a hackathon where someone figured out how Sia could support livestreaming on its existing code, which developers had previously thought wasn’t easily doable, so something like that wouldn’t have happened in a centralized system.
  • Sia currently secures its data through encryption.
  • Traditional web apps store their data for their users on AWS, but in a decentralized model like this, users have complete control.
  • Users pay for the bandwidth and the data themselves, so they aren’t losing money or revenue to a separate corporation hosting the data like you would on YouTube, for example.
  • David doesn’t like the current trend of platforms preemptively censoring or filtering content and thinks it leads to limiting good faith conversation on the internet.
  • Ultimately, users should have control over whether they opt into or out of filtering and censoring content for themselves.
  • Amazon Web Services charges about $20 per terabyte per month, which is roughly the same as simply buying a new hard drive every month. Sia, by comparison, charges $2 per terabyte per month.
  • The price of a Sia token is independent from the price of their storage.
  • Data on the Sia network naturally gravitates towards high-performing nodes.
  • Sia’s purpose is to be a technology that could be shut down or abandoned by David but still live on and still function.
  • They’re trying to get to a world where infrastructure is taken care of for content creators, and those users don’t need to rely on advertising and product placement to get paid.
  • High levels of tracking exist and corporations have access to these tools and this information, and we have no way of knowing whether they are using these dystopian tools responsibly.

Quotes

  • “We’ve seen with the open source world, when you open things up and allow tinkerers to mess around just because they have an idea, the amount of innovation you get substantially outpaces anything that a single centralized entity or corporation could do.” –David Vorick

 

  • “I think that it should be possible to monetize without ads and it should just be automatic. If you create something that adds value to a bunch of people’s lives, you should automatically be paid for doing that without having to insert things like product placement.” –David Vorick

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Apr 20, 2020
Framework Ventures' Vance and Michael: Redefining Active Management
51:32

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Vance Spencer and Michael Anderson, the GP's of Framework Ventures. On this episode we discuss

  • Why the fund doesn't invest in Ethereum killers
  • Their investments in Synthetix, Chainlink, Edgeware and Futureswap
  • Paths to decentralization with founders and leading teams
  • Taking involvement as a fund to the next level with investments. Not just offering advice and connections and capital, but resources (developer resources and financial such as liquidity into protocol investments) .

 

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Apr 13, 2020
Casperlabs CEO Mrinal Manohar: How Wall Street Wealth Matures To Blockchain
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