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 Sep 2, 2020
love into the ether!! anthony and eric are amazing!

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 Apr 28, 2019
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Into the Ether is a podcast focusing on all things Ethereum and DeFi. This podcast features in-depth discussions with prominent guests in the space hosted by Eric Conner as well as weekly news recaps featuring Anthony Sassano.

Episode Date
EthHub Weekly #162: Market pulls back, COIN now live, Gitcoin raises $11.3mn, ConsenSys raises $65mn, Defiant raises $1.4mn, zkPorter announced and Coinbase eth2 staking is live
48:07

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss market pulls back, COIN now live, Gitcoin raises $11.3mn, ConsenSys raises $65mn, Defiant raises $1.4mn, zkPorter announced and Coinbase eth2 staking is live

Apr 20, 2021
EthHub Weekly #161: ETH ATH again, Berlin hard fork, Coinbase Q1 earnings, Immutable X goes live, dYdX layer 2 now public, Maker and Aave direct deposit model, TCAP launched, and Christies to auction CryptoPunks
47:04

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss ETH ATH again, Berlin hard fork, Coinbase Q1 earnings, Immutable X goes live, dYdX layer 2 now public, Maker and Aave direct deposit model, TCAP launched, and Christies to auction CryptoPunks 

Apr 13, 2021
EthHub Weekly #160: ETH all-time high, Coinbase direct listing 4/14, Caspian from Starkware announced, Element Finance raises $4.4mn, Aave deploys to Polygon and Fei genesis drama
48:20

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss ETH hitting a fresh all time high price, Coinbase direct listing hype builds up leading into 4/14, Caspian allows for liquidity to stay on layer 1, Element Finance announced a big raise and new DeFi money lego, Aave deploys to Polygon and Fei’s genesis event brings a lot of drama.

Apr 08, 2021
EthHub Weekly #159: Visa choses Ethereum, Uniswap v3, AllCoreDevs updates, Optimism delayed a few months, Arbitrum launches mainnet candidate, Hermez Network, zksync 2.0 and ETH is ultrasound money
51:39

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Visa settling transactions on the Ethereum mainnet, Uniswap v3 details and launch plan, AllCoreDevs updates from Tim Beiko, Optimism L2 delayed a few months, Arbitrum L2 gets a mainnet candidate, Hermez Network L2 for payments on mainnet, zksync 2.0 and ETH is ultrasound money.

Mar 30, 2021
EthHub Weekly #157-158: Eth1 > Eth2 merge update, Beeple NFT sells for $69mn, Morgan Stanley access to Bitcoin funds, Argent scaling update, Arbitrum and Optimism bridges, Aave AMM market, Aztec 2.0, MetaMask v9.2 and an influx of capital
50:36

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss an update on getting rid of PoW, Beeple’s NFT sells for $69mn, Morgan Stanley to offer customers access to Bitcoin funds, Argent’s scaling plans, Arbitrum and Optimism bridges to get around 7 day wait, Aave AMM market launches, Aztec 2.0 details, MetaMask adds multiple hardware wallet support and an influx of capital for Ethereum projects.

Mar 23, 2021
EthHub Weekly #156: EIP-1559 approved, March for Ethereum, Meitu buys more ETH than BTC, Geth v1.10.1 released, Yearn announces Partners program and YAM announces DAO House
47:36

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss EIP-1559 being approved and going into Long hard fork, a big upcoming month for Ethereum, Meitu buys more ETH than BTC and the impact that may have, Geth v1.10.1 released with upgrades for Berlin, Yearn announces their partners program with profit sharing and YAM announces DAO House for treasury management.

Mar 09, 2021
EthHub Weekly #155: EIP-1559 community call, Tether settlement, Optimistic Ethereum launches in March, dYdX layer 2 enters alpha, MEV explorer released and Vitalik’s proposal to remove gas token minting
50:19

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the current crypto market price action, EIP-1559 community call recap, Tether/Bitfinex settle with NY, Optimistic Ethereum gets a launch date, dYdX layer 2 is coming, a nice explorer for miner extracted value and Vitalik’s proposal to remove the ability to mint gas tokens.

Mar 03, 2021
EthHub Weekly #154: ETH price action, Scaling discussion, Coinbase trading at $100bn, Berlin hard fork, Eth2 hard fork 1 detailed, Coinbase announces ETH staking and Alchemix introduced
52:31

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the wild crypto price action, a discussion on scaling including how BSC and Ethereum differ, Coinbase trading at $100bn market cap, Berlin hard fork timeline, Eth2 hard for 1 gets details, Coinbase announces ETH staking and Alchemix is introduced.

Feb 24, 2021
EthHub Weekly #152-153: ETH futures, STL Fed DeFi report, EIP-1559, Tesla buys BTC, Yearn exploited, 0x raises $15mn, Scaling Ethereum Hackathon, Synthetix raises $12mn and Matic rebrands to Polygon
01:15:47

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the launch of ETH’s CME futures, St. Louis Fed puts out a report in DeFi, EIP-1559 drama with miners, Tesla announces they bought BTC, Yearn Dai vault exploited, 0x raises $15mn series A, Scaling Ethereum Hackathon, Synthetic raises $12mn and Matic rebrands to Polygon.

Feb 16, 2021
EthHub Weekly #151: WSB Movement, ETH stays hot, Reddit partners with Ethereum Foundation, DevCon delayed, Hop Protocol exits stealth mode, Alpha Finance v2 and Parsec launches for DeFi pros
48:05

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the WSB movement and hot crypto markets, Reddit partners with the Ethereum Foundation, DevCon is delayed due to COVID-19, Hop Protocol exits stealth mode for L2 composability, Alpha Finance launches cool features with v2 and Parsec launches an essential traders hub for DeFi

Feb 02, 2021
EthHub Weekly #150: Ethereum 2020 in review, ETH reached ATH price, Janet Yellen’s impending impact on crypto, Berlin hardfork update, State of Eth2 and CryptoPunks ignite the NFT scene
50:56

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Josh Stark and Evan Van Ness review of Ethereum in 2020, ETH touches a new all time high, Janet Yellen is sworn in as Treasury Secretary, Berlin hardfork appears to be getting close, State of Eth2 by Danny Ryan and why CryptoPunks are all the rage in the NFT space.

Jan 26, 2021
EthHub Weekly #149: Winklevoss consider Gemini IPO, Optimism soft mainnet launch, Fei Protocol joins the algorithm stablecoin mix, Notional offers fixed rate lending, Connext Vector hits main net and an innovative year ahead for Ethereum
49:39

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we cover Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss exploring an IPO for their Gemini exchange, Optimism’s layer 2 solution has a soft mainnet launch with Synethtix, another also stablecoin from Fei Protocol, Notional attempts to bring fixed rates to DeFi, Connext layer 2 bridge goes live on mainnet and a big year ahead for Ethereum.

Jan 19, 2021
EthHub Weekly #145-148: CME ETH futures, Coinbase IPO, SEC lawsuit against Ripple, Bullish OCC regulations, EIP-1559 update, Graph/Tornado/1inch tokens, Compound Chain and SushiSwap roadmap
01:27:50

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we cover 4 weeks of news after the holidays. CME announced ETH futures starting Feb 8, Coinbase files for IPO, SEC files a lawsuit against Ripple, more bullish OCC regulations, an EIP-1559 update, Graph/Tornado/1inch token launches, Compound announces their own chain and a roadmap for SushiSwap

Jan 13, 2021
EthHub Weekly #144: Gitcoin, Eth2, US regulatory rumors, Bitwise brings crypto index fund to OTC, EIP-1559 update, Yam and UMA team up, Blackpool fund for NFT space and Ethereum will process >$1tn this year
44:38

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Gitcoin Grants round 8, eth2’s status, Bitwise bringing their crypto index fund to OTC markets, EIP-1559 update from Tim Beiko, Yam and UMA team up, Blackpool announced as a fund for the NFT space and Ethereum’s current transacted value.

Dec 15, 2020
EthHub Weekly #143: Eth2 week 1, STABLE Act debate, Visa partners with Circle and USDC, StarkWare launched StarkEx 2.0, Aave v2 live on mainnet and Vitalik Buterin’s updated Ethereum roadmap
53:40

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the first week of Eth2 being live, debate around the new STABLE Act bill, Visa partners with Circle and shows interest in USDC, StarkWare introduced StarkEx 2.0, Aave launched v2 on mainnet with big improvements and Vitalik Buterin shares an updated and detailed Ethereum roadmap.

Dec 08, 2020
EthHub Weekly #142: Ethereum 2.0 is live, Dai spike causes liquidations on Compound, Yam.finance treasury management, Gnosis DAO launches, Yearn.finance mergers, ETH bull market signs and Prysmatic Labs guide on slashing prevention
51:04

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Ethereum 2.0 going live, a Dai price spike causing large liquidations on Compound, Yam.finance roadmap and treasury management, Gnosis DAO launches, yearn.finance is swallowing DeFi projects, ETH bull market signs from Spencer Noon and a guide to slash prevention.

Dec 02, 2020
Ethereum 2.0 Genesis Livestream Event
01:43:44

This was a livestream event that occurred on the EthHub YouTube channel, celebrating the launch and genesis block of Ethereum 2.0.

Guests: Eric Conner, Anthony Sassano, David Hoffman, Ryan Sean Adams, Danny Ryan, Preston Van Loon, Travis Blane, Trent Van Epps, Kevin Vitale, Kevin Owocki, Superphiz and Hudson Jameson.

Dec 01, 2020
EthHub Weekly #141: Ethereum 2.0 Genesis set for 12/1, Yam announces Umbrella Protocol, Andre Cronje introduces Deriswap, Connext Network details Vector and Jeff Coleman’s thread on eth2
51:11

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Ethereum 2.0 Genesis happening on December 1st, Umbrella by Yam brings a new look to insurance options, Andre Cronje drops Deriswap, Connext Network tries to bridge Layer 2 solutions with Vector and Jeff Coleman’s detailed thread on the history of eth2

Nov 25, 2020
EthHub Weekly #140: Infura and Geth issues, Binance begins to block US users, eth2 deposit discussion, Balancer raises more money, yearn.finance + Hegic, and MakerDAO hits 1bn Dai minted
49:37

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Infura downtime caused by a geth bug, Binance begins to block users from the U.S., a discussion on hitting the eth2 deposit minimum, Balancer announces a new raise amount, yearn.finance and Hegic team up and MakerDAO hits the 1 billion Dai milestone

Nov 17, 2020
EthHub Weekly #139: Eth2 is ready to go, U.S. officials seize $1bn in BTC, NIFTEX raises $500k for fractional NFTs, Offchain Labs demos Uniswap on L2, Dharma brings instant bank to Uniswap trades and EIP-1559 updates from Tim Beiko
52:53

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the target December 1 launch for Ethereum 2.0 phase 0, how U.S. officials seized $1bn in Bitcoin related to Silk Road, NIFTEX raises $500k in an effort to create fractional share NFTs, Offchain Labs demos Uniswap on their L2 solution, Dharma makes buying from Uniswap easier than ever and EIP-1599 updates from Tim Beiko.

Nov 10, 2020
EthHub Weekly #138: ETHOnline wrap up, CBDC news from RBA, ECB and US Fed, New Ethereum.org dev portal, Keep3r Network beta is live, OpenZeppelin Defender and Trent Van Epps Ethereum roadmap graphic
48:36

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss ETHonline wrapping up, Central Bank Digital Currency news from various countries, a new Ethereum.org developer portal, Keep3r Network beta goes live, OpenZeppelin Defender is announced and Trent Van Epps drops a great Ethereum roadmap visual.

Nov 03, 2020
EthHub Weekly #137: EIP-1559 grant funding, update on Virgil Griffith, PayPal adds crypto support, Polymarket raises $4mn, Immutable X now live for NFTs, PoolTogether launches v3 and has Ethereum built its own jurisdiction?
50:12

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss EIP-1559 getting grant funding, a quick update on Virgil Griffith, PayPal adds support for crypto, Polymarket raises $4mn for prediction market platform, Immutable X brings layer 2 to NFTs, PoolTogether launches v3 with a lot of new features and @cryptodiario on Ethereum building its own jurisdiction.

Oct 27, 2020
EthHub Weekly #136: CFTC Chairman bullish on Ethereum, eth2 deposit contract is close, CirclesUBI launches, BarnBridges attempts to tokenize risk in DeFi, Layer 2 bonanza and a discussion on Ethereum Enhancers
50:09

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the CFTC Chairman’s bullish comments on Ethereum, eth2 deposit contract any day now, CirclesUBI brings UBI to blockchain, BarnBridge attempts to tokenize risk in DeFi, Layer 2 updates everywhere and Matthew Finestone on Ethereum Enhancers

Oct 21, 2020
EthHub Weekly #135: eth2 Zinken is live, John McAfee arrested on tax evasion, EIP-1559 progress, MetaMask has 1mn MAUs, Curve implements zkSync and Index Coop is announced
52:37

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss a successful eth2 dress rehearsal, John McAfee is arrested on tax evasion charges and ties to ICO promotions, EIP-1559 updates and progress, MetaMask announces they breached 1 million monthly active users, Curve implements layer 2 with zkSync and the Index Coop is announced.

Oct 13, 2020
EthHub Weekly #134: Rollup centric Ethereum, BitMEX founders charged in US, Eminence exploited by flash loan, POAP launches on xDai chain, RAC’s personal token and George Hotz helping Optimism
49:47

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Vitalik’s proposal for a rollup centric Ethereum, BitMEX founders are charged in the US, Eminence gets exploited by a flash loan, POAP launches on layer 2 xDai, RAC launches a personal token and the story of George Hotz helping Optimism.

Oct 08, 2020
EthHub Weekly #133: Kucoin Hacked for $150mn, State of EIP-1559, eth2 Spardina launch, Optimism launches testnet, Blocknative's mempool explorer and exploring the Ethereum mempool
50:59

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Kucoin getting hacked and losing $150mn in crypto, Tim Beiko gives an update on the state of EIP-1559, eth2 Spardina launch, Optimism launched their testnet for optimistic rollups, Blocknative launches a mempool explorer and Sam Sun walks us through the Ethereum mempool with a great story.

Sep 29, 2020
EthHub Weekly #132: Gitcoin Grants round 7 live, Kraken crypto bank in Wyoming, eth2 upgrade EIP, Uniswap launches UNI token, MyEtherWallet’s block explorer and Glassnode data on ETH moving off exchanges
47:51

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Gitcoin Grants round 7 going live and how to get involved, Kraken launches a crypto bank in Wyoming, eth2 upgrade gets a formal EIP, Uniswap launched their own token UNI, MyEtherWallet launches a block explorer called EthVM and Glassnode shows that ETH is moving off exchanges.

Sep 22, 2020
EthHub Weekly #131: Gitcoin Grants round 7, Eth2 updates, DeFi Pulse index on Tokensets, new funding rounds and why a DeFi led bull market should be more sustainable
46:46

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Gitcoin Grants round 7, many Eth2 updates, DeFi Pulse launches a DeFi Index on Tokensets, new funding arounds everywhere in the space and why a DeFi led bull market should be more sustainable.

Sep 16, 2020
EthHub Weekly #130: SushiSwap drama, crypto market volatility, Swiss Canton of Zug to accept crypto for taxes, yearn.finance yETH vaults, Tether looking at zk-rollups, eth2 updates and Graph Protocol usage metrics
49:28

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the ongoing SushiSwap drama, crypto markets get volatile, Swiss Canton of Zug accepting crypto for tax payments, yearn.finance deploys yETH vault, Tether is looking into zk-rollups, a lot of eth2 updates and the Graph Protocol shares usage metrics.

Sep 08, 2020
EthHub Weekly #129: SushiSwap, FTX Acquires Blockfolio, Aave gets a money license, yearn.finance delegated funding vaults, Uniswap token lists and Ethereum is a dark forest
44:30

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss SushiSwap going live, FTX acquires portfolio app Blockfolio, Aave gets a money license, yearn.finance launches delegated funding vaults, Uniswap UI gets token lists and a discussion the Ethereum mempool.

Sep 01, 2020
EthHub Weekly #128: Medalla testnet saved, USDT live on OMG Network, dYdX layer 2 with StarkWare, MetaMask license change, 1inch token and yETH vault proposal on yearn.finance
54:52

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss how the eth2 testnet Medalla was saved, USDT is live on OMG Network’s layer 2 solution, dYdX and StarkWare are teaming up for layer 2, MetaMask has a licensing change, 1inch token drama and yETH vault proposal on yearn.finance.

Aug 25, 2020
EthHub Weekly #127: Yield farming YAM/CRV, why Eric is leaving Twitter, JPMorgan leads $50mn Consensys round, eth2 testnet hits a snag, block reward reduction debate, Aave announces v2 and why Andre Cronje builds on Ethereum
59:07

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the continued yield farming craze for YAM and CRV, why Eric has decided to leave Twitter, JPMorgan is leading the $50mn Consensys raise, Medalla eth2 testnet hits a snag, should we reduce the block reward again?, Aave announces v2 and why Andre Cronje builds on Ethereum.

Aug 18, 2020
EthHub Weekly #126: Medalla eth2 testnet, ETH supply debate, PayPal crypto trading, Set Protocol v2, Personal Token Agency, Ethereum.org updates and a Uniswap chat
46:49

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the Medalla eth2 testnet launch, ETH supply debate on twitter, PayPal getting into crypto trading, Set Protocol outlines v2 launch, Personal Token Agency, ethereum.org updates and Hayden Adams' thread on why not to bet against Uniswap.

Aug 11, 2020
The Graph: Making Ethereum Data More Accessible
43:09

Yaniv Tal, co-founder of The Graph, joins me to discuss making Ethereum data more accessible. The graph is an indexing protocol for Ethereum which allows anyone to get easier access to data via sub-graphs. Many popular sites are using the Graph and they are currently seeing an explosion of growth, handling 100mn queries per day. They have a path to decentralization over the coming months and Yaniv explains what that looks like.

Aug 05, 2020
EthHub Weekly #125: ETH price on fire, Medalla testnet launch, Ledger personal info leak, Reddit scaling bakeoff submissions, Aavenomics announced, Boardroom to manage governance, Coinbase launches Dai rewards and has Ethereum already won?
54:46

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss ETH pumping on its 5th birthday, Medalla eth2 testnet launch, Ledger has a personal info leak, Reddit’s scaling backoff gets many submissions, Aave announced Aavenomics, Boardroom introduced to help manage governance, Coinbase launches 2% Dai rewards and a discussion on “has Ethereum already won?”

Aug 04, 2020
Axie Infinity: A New Paradigm in Gaming
43:37

Jeffrey Zirlin, co-founder of Axie Infinity, joins the podcast to talk about the popular Ethereum gaming app. We discuss the formation of the idea and adoption to date. The composability of Ethereum makes it easy for users to monetize on their in-game assets and introduces unique aspects to gaming. Jeff explains why he seems this as a new paradigm forming and how the gaming industry will have to adapt. We also discuss their upcoming scaling solution, Ronin.

Jul 30, 2020
EthHub Weekly #124: Crypto markets heating up, $1bn locked in Maker, OCC lets banks custody crypto, eth2 “official” testnet Madella, eth2 validator launchpad, yearn.finance v2 and Ethereum DEX volume on fire
51:09

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the crypto markets heating up, MakerDAO sees $1bn in total value locked, YFI governance proposals, the OCC lets banks custody crypto, eth2 official multi-client testnet Madella, EF launches eth2 validator launchpad, yearn.finance v2 announced for yield farmings and Ethereum DEX volume is on fire.

Jul 28, 2020
MetaMask: The Gateway to Ethereum
52:15

Dan Finlay, lead developer of MetaMask joins the podcast to discuss the most popular wallet on Ethereum today. If you've interacted with Ethereum, you've likely used MetaMask. Dan walks us through the early days and how the idea came to formation. We talk about the initial craze in 2017-2018 and how they had to adapt. He discusses the current high gas prices, recent MetaMask release and what's to come in the future.

Jul 23, 2020
EthHub Weekly #123: YFI farming craze, Eth2 fuzzing, mStable launch on Gnosis Protocol, Twitter account hacks, Zkopru privacy layer, Reality Cards announced, Keeper DAO v1 is live and Will Price’s data viz for COMP
49:38

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the latest yield farming craze YFI, help find Eth2 bugs, mStable launches via Gnosis Protocol, Twitter accounts get hacked, zkopru bringing privacy to zk tech, Reality Cards prediction market, Keeper DAO v1 goes live and Will Price’s data visualization for COMP tokens.

Jul 21, 2020
Compound: How Will COMP Holders Shape the Future of Compound?
43:40

Robert Leshner, founder of Compound, joins the podcast to discuss the progress his protocol has made over the past 18 months since his first appearance on the show. We discuss the team's journey from v1 to v2 and now onto turning governance over to the ecosystem via the COMP token. We discuss the explosion of yield farming, risks involves and where COMP holders may bring the protocol next. 

Jul 15, 2020
EthHub Weekly #122: Eth2 launch date drama, Ethereum.org refresh, blacklisted USDC address, Aave announced credit delegation, KyberDAO goes live, DeversiFi’s celebrity trading, a thread on ETH’s near term future and gas prices driving L2 adoption
45:58

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss drama around eth2’s launch date, Ethereum.org gets a nice refresh, USDC gets its first blacklisted address, Aave announces credit delegation, Kyber launches KyberDAO, DeversiFi tries out celebrity twitter trading, Tyler Smith on ETH’s near term future and are gas prices driving L2 adoption?

Jul 14, 2020
Opyn: Protecting Your DeFi Deposits and Hedging ETH Risk
44:29

Alexis Gauba and Aparna Krishnan, co-founder of Opyn, join the podcast to discuss their DeFi platform. Opyn allows users to hedge ETH (and other token) risks by buying or selling call/put options on chain. By leveraging this technology, those who deposit assets in DeFi can also use it to take out insurance on those deposits. Alexis and Aparna give a great overview of how Opyn works and speak to some of the very interesting use cases that it could be leveraged for in the future.

Jul 09, 2020
EthHub Weekly #121: Altona Eth2 testnet, 0x Matcha launches, Omen prediction market, Graph Protocol raises $5mn, Axie Infinity Ronin sidechain, Gelato IFTTT for Ethereum and DeFi liquidity vortex
56:32

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the progress of the Altona Eth2 testnet, 0x launched Matcha dex aggregator, Omen prediction market from dxDAO goes live, Graph Protocol raises $5mn, Axie Infinity is launching a sidechain called Ronin, Gelato Network brings IFTTT functionality to Ethereum and a discussion on the DeFi liquidity vortex.

Jul 07, 2020
ETHGlobal HackMoney Finalists Walkthrough
47:56

ETHGlobal recently ran a monthly long virtual hackathon with a focus on DeFi (decentralized finance). Many great projects were built and we wanted to give an overview of the finalists. In this video, we walk through the 10 finalists.

Jul 01, 2020
EthHub Weekly #120: EIP-1559 community fund, PlusToken ETH on the move, Eth2 updates, Balancer BAL token goes live, ArchiveNode launches, risk appetite spectrum for DeFi and 5 contrarian takes by @DegenSpartan
57:07

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the EIP-1559 community fund on Gitcoin, PlusToken ponzi ETH is on the move, eth2 updates including a new testnet, Balancer launched their BAL token for liquidity mining, ArchiveNode goes live, the DeFi risk appetite spectrum and 5 contrarian takes on the crypto space.

Jun 30, 2020
Balancer: A Protocol for Programmable Liquidity
54:06

Fernando Martinelli, CEO and co-founder of Balancer, joins the podcast to talk about the recent launch of their product. Balancer allows users to pool ETH or ERC20s into balancer pools which are then used for exchanges on the product. Fernando explains the differences in Balancer versus Uniswap, most importantly that you can providing liquidity on up to 8 tokens and have unique allocation percentages on each. He then talks about the current liquidity mining for BAL token taking place and future plans for smart pools.

Jun 25, 2020
EthHub Weekly #119: Yield farming, DeFi valuations on the rise, ETH’s value prop, EPNS introduced, ConsenSys staking as a service, Reddit’s scaling Ethereum challenge and Matter Labs zk-sync
55:41

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the latest yield farming craze, DeFi token valuations, ETH’s 3 pillar value prop, EPNS introduced to bring notifications to Ethereum apps, ConsenSys announced their staking service, Reddit launches a scaling competition and Matter Labs brings zk rollups to payments on mainnet.

Jun 24, 2020
DeversiFi: Bringing Ethereum to Serious Traders
47:16

Will Harborne, CEO of DeversiFi, joins the podcast to talk about their recent product launch. DeversiFi brings scale and deep liquidity to Ethereum by leveraging StarkDex technology. Will walks us through the technology used that allows feeless trading and up to 9000 TPS. He talks about how DeversiFi accomplishing deep liquidity by hooking into order books of centralized exchanges and then tells us of exciting new features they are considering for the future.

Jun 17, 2020
EthHub Weekly #118: Gitcoin Grants matching live, PryLabs Onyx eth2 testnet, StarkWare introduces Volition, Coinbase explores new assets, DeFi tokens are hot and a great analysis of EIP-1559
53:49

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Gitcoin’s new grants matching round, Prysmatic Labs launches a new eth2 testnet, StarkWare introduces Volition for data availability, Coinbase is looking at adding new assets, DeFi tokens are picking up momentum and a nice analysis of EIP-1559.

Jun 16, 2020
Loopring: Scaling Trading and Payments on Ethereum with zkRollups
52:08

Matt Finestone of Loopring joins the show to discuss how they are bringing scale to trading and payments on Ethereum. Loopring leverages zkRollup technology and Matt gives a great overview of what this is and how it's leveraged. We talk about the tradeoffs between different rollup flavors out there and why Loopring favors security and self custody over anything else. He then talks about the recently announcement of Loopring Pay which enables instant and free transfers of ETH and ERC20s.

Jun 11, 2020
EthHub Weekly #117: Coinbase blockchain analysis software, DeversiFi launches using StarkDex for scale, Loopring Pay is live, Turbo Geth launch imminent and fees on Ethereum flipping Bitcoin
47:59

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Coinbase’s blockchain analysis software that can trace you, DeversiFi launches 9000 TPS exchange with the help of StarkDex, Loopring Pay goes live for scalable transfers, Turbo Geth’s launch is imminent and how fees on Ethereum have started to flip Bitcoin.

Jun 09, 2020
EthHub Weekly #116 (ft. @ChazSchmidt): StarkWare Reddit demo, mStable live on mainnet, Balancer liquidity mining, Devcon6 in Colombia, OMG Network v1 and signs we're headed for an ETH bull market
52:50

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss StarkWare’s Reddit onboarding demo, mStable going live on mainnet, Balancer starts liquidity mining, Devcon6 will be in Colombis, OMG Network v1 goes live on mainnet and Spencer Noon on 10 signs of the impending bull market.

Jun 02, 2020
dYdX: Taking a Decentralized Exchange Mainstream
45:40

Antonio Juliano, founder of dYdX, joins the podcast to talk about their decentralized exchange product. We talk about the history of dYdX and how it has evolved over the years. Antonio explains how they take a non-custodial approach to the UX while making sure they don't give up too much on user experience when it comes to the trading experience. He then talks about their new product, the BTC perpetual and why they think it will be a home run.

May 28, 2020
EthHub Weekly #115 (ft. @iamDCinvestor): Gitcoin KERNEL, moon mission fund, BlockFi data breach, Argent v1, v0.12 eth2 spec, Witti multi-client testnet, Uniswap v2 and a talk about high gas prices
56:21

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Gitcoin’s announcement of KERNEL, DC’s thoughts on the moon mission fund, BlockFi’s data breach, Argent launched v1, a large range of eth2 updates including a new multi-client testnet, Uniswap v2 goes live and a discussion on high gas prices.

May 27, 2020
Tornado Cash: Ensuring Privacy on Ethereum
45:54

Roman Storm and Roman Semenov of the Tornado Cash team join the show to discuss their non-custodial privacy solution on Ethereum. We discuss the origins of the team and then walk through how the product functions from contract to zk-proofs to relayers. We discuss the issues with such a product when it comes to funding on Ethereum and how the community can help them build their vision for a v3.

May 21, 2020
EthHub Weekly #114 (ft. Trent Van Epps): HackMoney, Reddit community points, ErisX ETH futures, Visa patent mentions Ethereum, Schlesi testnet update, DAppNode eth2 dashboard, eth2 price feeds, $TAPE launches on Zora and tBTC halts launch
01:05:09

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss how EthGlobal’s HackMoney is going, Reddit community points on Ethereum, ErisX launches ETH future contracts, Visa patent mentions using Ethereum, a wide range of eth2 updates, $TAPE drops on Zora and tBTC hits a bug during launch and is delayed.

May 19, 2020
RAC: Can Ethereum Help Reshape the Music Industry?
49:32

Grammy award winning artist RAC joins the podcast to talk about his interest in Ethereum and launch of $TAPE. RAC recently released his album Boy and partnered with Zora to release limited edition cassette tapes of the album. The launch of $TAPE was a big success and we discuss why that is. Andre talks about the difficulties of the music industry and where Ethereum could come in to play to help artists better capitalize on their work. 

May 14, 2020
EthHub Weekly #113 (ft. Hudson Jameson) : Ethereal recap, Immutable X exchange, Synthetix Layer 2 exchange demo, POAP’s next steps, Ethereum’s lead over other SC platforms and the growing staking community
54:49

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss how Ethereal Summit went, Immutable X exchange is using zk-rollups, Synthetix Layer 2 demo using Optimism. POAP details their next steps, a discussion on Ethereum’s lead over other SC platforms and the growing staking community.

May 12, 2020
Joseph Lubin: An Evolving Ethereum and the Future of ConsenSys
49:07

Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys joins us from the Ethereal Summit. In this episode, we talk about how Joe initially get involved with the original Ethereum team and how the journey for Ethereum has been so far. We then dive into the history of ConsensSys, where they are going next and what he looks most forward to when it comes to the future of Ethereum.

May 11, 2020
EthHub Weekly #112: Eth2 multi-client testnet, Telegram (TON) regulatory hit, Gnosis Safe Apps goes live, Everest Registry launch, Torando.cash trusted setup ceremony, wBTC added to MakerDAO, UMA’s Uniswap offering and The 10K Audit
55:28

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the process of Eth2 and the multi-client testnet, Telegram takes a regulatory hit with TON, Gnosis Safe Apps goes live for multisig applications, Everest Registry launches a TCR for crypto projects, Tornado.cash goes through a trusted setup ceremony, wBTC is added as collateral to MakerDAO, UMA does a Uniswap offering and Adam Cochran’s 10k audit thread.

May 05, 2020
Sustainable Funding for Ethereum with Gitcoin
55:20

The Gitcoin team joins the podcast to talk about sustainable funding for Ethereum. Gitcoin has a very successful bounties product but recently has been catching a lot of popularity with their Grants product. They talk about the use of CLR matching, what it means and why it enables better distribution of matching funds. We dive into lessons they've learned and how the product can be better scaled in future rounds.

Apr 30, 2020
EthHub Weekly #111: DeFi security, dForce funds returned, eth2 staking calculator, USDT being added to Compound, Coronavirus information markets, Coinbase price oracle, dYdX perpetual BTC/USDC and Dharma introduces social payments
50:01

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the latest DeFi bug, the dForce hacker returns funds, Eth2 staking calculator is launched, the first Compound governance proposal is live to add USDT, Coronavirus information markets goes live, Coinbase launches a price oracle, dYdX gets into the perpetual contract game with BTC/USDC and Dharma introduces social payments.

Apr 28, 2020
Prysmatic Labs: Topaz Eth2 Testnet and Beyond
54:46

Preston, Raul and Terence from Prysmatic Labs join the show to discuss Ethereum 2.0. Their team recently launched the Topaz testnet which is a full specification testnet for Ethereum 2.0. They discuss where eth2 development stands and what the testnet means. We dive into how to get involved as a validator and what doing so entails. Finally we wrap up with the final steps coming in the timeline before the mainnet launch of Ethereum 2.0.

Apr 23, 2020
EthHub Weekly #110: Topaz testnet, dForce hacked for $25mn, lawsuit against Maker, Gnosis Protocol goes live, new DeFi Market Cap tool, Compound goes decentralized governance and value transfer on Ethereum now the same as Bitcoin
53:11

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Prysmatic Labs eth2 testnet Topaz, dForce is hacked due to an exploit for $25mn, a class action lawsuit is filed against Maker, Gnosis Protocol and Mesa go live, DeFi Market Cap is launched as a new analytics tool, Compound turns governance over and a discussion about value transfer on Ethereum now being the same as Bitcoin

Apr 21, 2020
David Hoffman: Tokenizing Real Estate on Ethereum
51:18

David Hoffman, COO of RealT, joins the show to talk about tokenizing real estate on Ethereum. RealT allows investors to buy tokenized shares in rent producing properties in the United States. The rent is passed down daily to the token holders. David talks about the future potential here with integrations into things like Uniswap and the Maker system. We also talk about general crypto topics such as the current state of markets, imminent eth2 launch and meme wars between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Apr 15, 2020
EthHub Weekly #109: Reddit looking at Ethereum for community points, a legally compliant DAO, no loss investing with dPiggy, new Maker Improvement Proposals and a way to post unstoppable messages on Ethereum
46:30

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the success of the latest Gitcoin matching round, how Reddit is looking to Ethereum for their community points idea, the LAO gets a launch date, dPiggy enables no loss investing, a discussion on MKR governance and a tool for people to easily post unstoppable messages to Ethereum.

Apr 14, 2020
Covering Against Smart Contract Bugs with Nexus Mutual
46:57

Hugh Karp, founder of Nexus Mutual, joins the show to talk about insurance coverage for smart contracts. Nexus Mutual offers a way for people to buy coverage against potential bugs in smart contracts they are using. If there is a bug, the person who holds coverage can file a claim and those in the mutual can decide if it's a valid claim or not. In the past few months, Nexus has had to handle a variety of different situations and claims. Hugh walks us through how the mutual works and the future plans for it.

Apr 08, 2020
EthHub Weekly #108: Eth2 updates, Binance buys CMC, Burner Wallet on Fuel, Balancer live on mainnet, Coinbase adds USDC liquidity to DeFi, tokenized BTC discussion and the 3 pillars of sustaining MakerDAO
48:15

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss recent Eth2 updates and imminent multi-client testnet, Binance buys CoinMarketCap for $400mn, Burnet Wallet gets optimistic rollup upgrade with Fuel Labs, Balance goes live on mainnet, Coinbase adds USDC liquidity to DeFi, a discussion about tokenized BTC and Rune Christensen talks about the three pillars of sustaining MakerDAO

Apr 07, 2020
Lefteris Karapetsas: Open Source Crypto Portfolio Tracking with Rotki
44:25

Lefteris Karapetsas, founder of Rokti, joins the podcast. Lefteris has been around the Ethereum ecosystem since the beginning and we talk about his journey through crypto to date. He's contributed to Solidity, the C++ Ethereum client and helped mitigate the DAO attack. Since then he's worked with Raiden but has since moved on to building Rotki. We talk about Rotki's commitment to privacy and how it makes it very easy for anyone who deals with crypto to track their portfolio and ultimate turn it into a tax statement.

Apr 01, 2020
EthHub Weekly #107: World lockdown continues, Gitcoin Grants activity, Uniswap v2 announced, MKR token contract handed over to MKR holders, Coinbase Wallet integrates more DeFi and things Ethereum has in 2020 that it didn’t in 2017
48:39

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the continued coronavirus impact on crypto, Gitcoin Grants round 5 off to a strong start, Uniswap announces v2, MKR token contract is now in full control of MKR holders, Coinbase Wallet integrates Compound and dYdX and Vitalik on what Ethereum has in 2020 that it didn’t in 2017.

Mar 31, 2020
Into the Ether Livestream - Coronavirus impact on markets, Eth2 progress, money printing and DeFi
01:57:02

David Hoffman, Mariano Conti, Preston Van Loon, Trent Van Epps, Justin Leroux and Andrew (cyber_hokie) hoped on a livestream with us to talk about a variety of Ethereum topics. We discussed the coronavirus impact on global and crypto markets. Then we hoped in to the current state of Eth2 as well as what's on the horizon. We also talked about crypto narratives and if this is the time for crypto to shine as the world is printing money and finally we wrapped up with some talk about DeFi.

Mar 26, 2020
EthHub Weekly #106: Coronavirus impact continues, Ethereum wallet options, Gitcoin Grants round 5, USDC added to Maker, Dharma adds p2p payments, ETHDashboard introduced and what eth2 has learned from eth1
46:46

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss how the coronavirus continues to impact global markets, Eric’s blog post on Ethereum wallets, Gitcoin Grants round 5 goes live with $250k in matching, former Bakkt CEO has some questionable stock sells, USDC added to Maker, Dharma adds p2p payment option, ETHDashboard is introduced and what eth2 teams have leard from eth1.

Mar 24, 2020
Authereum: Reshaping the Future of Ethereum Wallets
47:52

Chris Whinfrey, co-founder of Authereum, joins the podcast to talk about his team's recent launch. Authereum is a new smart contract wallet that is looking to rethink the wallet experience on Ethereum. While still non-custodial, Authereum allows a traditional username and password login experience that people are used to. This allows users to login on any device or browser. Authereum also has a unique approach to fees and is currently paying them for all users. We then discuss the futures features coming as they get out of Beta, including social recovery.

Mar 18, 2020
EthHub Weekly #105: Coronavirus impacting crypto markets, MakerDAO issues during ETH price crash, Ethereum’s rising DAG size, Sight political prediction markets and Uniswap on Coinmarketcap
47:47

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss how the coronavirus is impacting crypto markets, MakerDAO runs into issues during the ETH price crash, Ethereum’s rising DAG size and impact on hash rate, Sight launches political prediction markets and Uniswap gets listed on Coinmarketcap.

Mar 17, 2020
Paul Brody: Bringing Ethereum to Enterprise
47:37

Paul Brody, EY Global Blockchain Leader, joins the podcast to talk about his team's efforts to bring Ethereum to enterprise clients. We start by talking about the goals of the EY blockchain team and then move into discussing their privacy project, Nightfall. EY Nightfall was started over 3 years ago and is a protocol for private transactions on the Ethereum blockchain using zk-snarks. Paul then transitions into the recent announcement of Baseline Protocol, an effort to bring enterprise onto the public Ethereum chain.

Mar 11, 2020
EthHub Weekly #104: Global market turmoil, ACD call recap, India lifts crypto ban, Argent's big raise, Zora introduced, Kollateral aggregates flash loans, Baseline Protocol for Enterprise and looking towards Devcon 6
46:21

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the global market turmoil due to coronavirus and oil prices, the ACD call with ProgPoW debates, India lifts banking ban on crypto, Argent raises $12mn, Zora is introduced to bring limited-edition goods to Ethereum, Kollateral aggregates flash loan pools, Baseline Protocol is announced for enterprises and looking towards Devcon 6.

Mar 10, 2020
John Adler: How Fuel Labs is Planning to Help Scale Ethereum
48:35

John Adler, co-founder of Fuel Labs and long time Ethereum Layer 2 scalability researcher joins the podcast. John walks us through the history of Layer 2 scaling solutions attempted on Ethereum and brings us to the reason he co-founded Fuel Labs. They are looking to help scale Ethereum using optimistic rollups with an emphasis on the payments use case. John has an extremely deep understanding of Ethereum and layer 2 scaling. He also shares his thoughts on ProgPoW and flash loans.

Mar 04, 2020
EthHub Weekly #103: ProgPoW debate continues, EthHub is a high priest, Loopring exchange launches, saveDAI introduced, Dripscore gamifies Ethereum, Compound has a governance plan and DeFi Watch introduced
49:00

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the ongoing ProgPoW debate, EthHub becomes a High Priest for rDai, Loopring’s exchange using zkRollups goes live, saveDAI is announced for easy insurance Dai lending, Dripscore tries to gamify Ethereum tasks, Compound talks about their governance plan and DeFi Watch is introduced by Chris Blec.

Mar 03, 2020
Diving Into Ethereum 2.0 Research, DeFi and Flash Loans with Joseph Delong
48:09

Joseph Delong, senior software engineer at ConsenSys, joins the podcast to discuss a variety of Ethereum topics. Joseph has been heavily involved in Ethereum 2.0 research so we spend most of time on that topic. His research team, TXRX, was recently built out to research eth2 topics such as cross shard transactions, eth1 <> eth2 bridge and much more. He also has a passion for DeFi and he walks us through why and what excites him about it. We wrap up talking about flash loans and the powerful impact they will have on the space.

Feb 26, 2020
EthHub Weekly #102: ProgPoW debate, Enigma settles with SEC, MakerDAO votes in governance delay, Synthetix adds ETH collateral, Dharma goes feeless, checking your dapp token allowances and the state of optimistic rollup
45:33

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the ongoing ProgPoW debate, Enigma settling with the SEC for their token sale, MakerDAO votes in the governance delay to fend off voting attacks, Synthetix adds ETH as a collateral option, Dharma goes feeless for DeFi onramp, Martin Köppelmann on the dangers of dapp token allowances and Daniel Goldman’s report on optimistic rollup.

Feb 25, 2020
EthHub Weekly #101: EthDenver, flash loan attacks, JPMorgan+ConsenSys rumors, mStable announced, High Priests goes live, Opyn insurance for Compound, Authereum launches and Grayscale’s report on ETH
50:43

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Anthony’s trip to EthDenver, the flash loan attacks carried out on bZx, JPMorgan and ConsenSys partnership rumors fly, mStable is announced, High Priests introduces delegates for donating, Opyn brings a new insurance option to Compound deposits, Authereum smart wallet goes live and Grayscale’s report on ETH which features an EthHub page.

Feb 20, 2020
Optimism: Scaling Ethereum with Optimistic Rollups
47:47

Karl Floersch and Ben Jones from the Optimism team join the podcast to discuss their research and plans around optimistic rollups, a scaling solution for Ethereum. They break down and explain what optimistic rollups are and how they can improve the Ethereum experience. They recently announced the OVM which allows application developers to easily port over their smart contracts from the EVM chain to the OVM chain. They then talk about their recent funding raise and unique ways to fund these efforts. This is a great walkthrough of the new breakthrough scaling technology coming to Ethereum.

Feb 18, 2020
mStable: Making Digital Money Safe, Stable and Accessible
47:32

James Simpson, CEO and co-founder of mStable, joins the podcast to talk about their new product. We talk about how mStable creates baskets of digital assets to remove risks such as counter-party risks and more. Everyone loves to hold Dai but the reality is there are underlying risks to that. To help with this, mStable is launching mUSD which creates an underlying basket of stablecoins to distribute risk. In doing this, if one stablecoin in the basket loses the peg, those holding mUSD are still safe due to the mechanics of the system. This is a very interesting project and James does a great job of explaining the details.

Feb 12, 2020
EthHub Weekly #100: $1bn in DeFi, Eth2 AMA, 3-year SEC safe harbor, PoolTogether raises $1mn, EIP-1559 update, Dharma introduces dToken, first collateral swap on Ethereum and top 5 eth2 misconceptions
43:26

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss DeFi breaking the $1bn milestone, Eth2 researches host a 3rd Reddit AMA, SEC commissioner Hester Pierce proposed a 3-year safe harbor for crypto token sales, ConsenSys has more layoffs, PoolTogether rasies $1mn, a quick update on EIP-1559, Dharma introduces dToken with 10% cut, first collateral swap occurs using Aave flash loans and Trenton Van Epps writes about the top 5 misconceptions of Ethereum 2.0.

Feb 11, 2020
PoolTogether: Winning Money with Nothing to Lose
42:45

Leighton Cusack, CEO of PoolTogether joins the show to talk about their no-loss savings game built on Ethereum. PoolTogether is a fascinating concept which allows people to join a daily or weekly prize pool with crypto without ever losing their initial investment or capital. Leighton walks us through how this works and explains that when users buy tickets, their crypto is sent to Compound to earn interest. The interest earned during the prize period is then awarded to the winner. He talks about future features and plans for the products and shares some thoughts on DeFi as well.

Feb 05, 2020
EthHub Weekly #99: Marketing Ethereum, ETH futures soon, Aztec Protocol on mainnet, Maple introduces undercollateralized loans, 0x liquidity aggregator, ETH miners accumulating and Vitalik's review of Gitcoin CLR Round 4
46:36

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss efforts to market Ethereum and ETH, CFTC Chairman hints at ETH futures on the horizon, privacy protocol Aztec goes live on mainnet, Maple introduces undercollateralized loans, 0x launches a liquidity aggregator, ETH miners seem to be accumulating ETH and Vitalik’s review of Gitcoin CLR Round 4.

Feb 04, 2020
Talking DeFi with Camila Russo, Kain Warwick and Justin Leroux
01:08:03

For the first livestream of the year, we decided it was only fitting to talk about the hottest topic in Ethereum, DeFi. Camila Russo, Kain Warwick and Justin Leroux join us to walk through important DeFi topics. We start with some basics and value propositions for the space. Then we transition into the large growth we've seen in the past year when it comes to locked ETH and how high can it go? The conversation then heads towards user experience and regulations. This is both a great overview and deep dive into the current state of decentralized finance.

Jan 29, 2020
EthHub Weekly #98: New site content, Ray Dalio bearish on BTC, Eth2 deposit contract formally verified, Set Social Trading goes live, Bounties Network sunsetting products, Ethereum.org update, Ethereum movement energy and The Year in Ethereum 2019
47:19

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss new content being added to EthHub, Ray Dalio’s bearish comments on Bitcoin, the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract being formally verified, Set launches social trading, Bounties Network deciding to sunset their products, Ethereum.org get another update, a tweet thread about the energy behind the Ethereum movement and a great recap of 2019 for Ethereum.

Jan 28, 2020
Aave: Unleashing More Potential in DeFi
48:32

Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave, joins the podcast to talk about the recent launch of their new DeFi protocol. Aave is an open source and non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits & borrow assets. We talk about how Aave differs from other DeFi products such as Compound and Maker. Stani explains how Aave brings new features to DeFi such as flash loans and aDai which both have the goal of utilizing more of the lending pools. Flash loans seem like a revolutionary money lego that will be a breakthrough product for DeFi.

Jan 23, 2020
EthHub Weekly #97: Gitcoin Grants recap, digitizing the dollar, Eth2 update from Danny Ryan, Plasma Group is now Optimism, rTrees launches #DonateWithDeFi, Whiteblock Genesis is live, educating investors about ETH and economic bandwidth
48:56

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss Gitcoin Grants wrapping up, CFTC Chairman explores a digital dollar projects, Eth2 quick update 7 from Danny Ryan, Plasma Group is now Optimism and raises funds, rTrees launched by the rDai team #DonateWithDeFi, Whiteblock Genesis goes live, a thread on educating investors about ETH and the need for economic bandwidth on Ethereum.

Jan 22, 2020
Hasu: Discussing Ethereum and Bitcoin's Differences
47:16

Hasu, an independent cryptocurrency researcher, joins the podcast to discuss Bitcoin and Ethereum. Hasu has very good insights into the crypto community and he shares those on this episode. We discuss the current state of both the Bitcoin and Ethereum communities and where their current narrative journeys have landed them. We also dive deep into the topics of monetary policy, PoW vs PoS, development funds and much more. This is a great conversion about the differences in the two communities and why it's OK for there to be options out there.

Jan 15, 2020
EthHub Weekly #96: New EthHub pages, NBA player tokenizing his contract, Eth2 Phase 0 spec ready for audit, Aztec protocol ready for launch, Aave protocol hits mainnet and eth2 blog posts
45:23

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss new EthHub pages and bounties, NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie tokenizing his contract on Ethereum, Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0 spec is ready for audit, Aztec protocol completes ignition scenario and is ready for mainnet, Aave protocol launches and a summary of good eth2 blog posts.

Jan 14, 2020
Paul Hauner: Ethereum 2.0 is on the Horizon
50:43

Paul Hauner of Sigma Prime joins the podcast to talk about Ethereum 2.0. Sigma Prime is building the Lighthouse client which is an eth2 client built in Rust. We spend most of the time focused on phase 0 and what is involved with the initial release. Paul talks about the testnet they have been running with 16,000 validators and shares good info on the hardware requirements for stakers. He gives an update on what is left before launch and we talk about what the user experience will be like for those wanting to stake ETH.

Jan 08, 2020
EthHub Weekly Recap #95: Holiday recap, Muir Glacier activated, Gitcoin matching, Maker DSR to 6%, DeFiZap liquidity pools, Avado RYO-cloud and ETH price as a design principle.
53:08

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss our holiday breaks, Muir Glacier fork being activated, Gitcoin grants matching round 4 is live, Maker vote to raise Dai Savings Rate to 6%, DeFiZap launches leveraged liquidity pools, Avado releases RYO-cloud and a discussion on ETH price as a design principle.

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Jan 07, 2020
Into the Ether's 100th Episode Livestream
01:21:18

In celebration of Into the Ether's 100th episode, we hoped on a livestream with some great Ethereum community members. We talked about DeFi, Eth 1.x, Eth2, narratives, the community and much more.

The live stream included: Eric Conner, Anthony Sassano, Vitalik Buterin, Danny Ryan, DCInvestor, Ryan Sean Adams and David Hoffman.

Dec 19, 2019
MakerDAO Multi-Collateral Dai: Mariano Conti and Cyrus Younessi
49:24

Maker Foundation team members Mariano Conti, head of smart contracts, and Cyrus Younessi, head of risk, join the podcast to discuss multi-collateral Dai. We talk about the recent transition from single-collateral Dai to multi-collateral Dai and how they think it's gone. They then give an overview of all the new features that come with MCD including the Dai Savings Rate. We then discuss how the system can now add different collateral types and would handle black swan events. This is an excellent overview of the Dai system.

Dec 18, 2019
James Young: Incremental Decentralization with Abridged
50:41

James Young, co-founder of Abridged and MolochDAO joins the podcast. James has been in the Ethereum space for many years and has insightful views on a wide range of topics. We talk about what they are building at Abridged in a hope to onboard new Ethereum users through the concept of incremental decentralization. We also talk the state of layer 2 solutions as well as the rise of DAOs. This is a really fun conversation about Ethereum.

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Dec 11, 2019
EthHub Weekly Recap #91: Istanbul activated, China firewalls Etherscan, Open Finance Index announced, Lighthouse eth2 testnet, EY Nightfall update and top crypto innovations to date
50:16

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the Istanbul fork being activated, Etherscan be blocked by China’s firewall, introduction of the Open Finance Index, Sigma Prime launches their Lighthouse eth2 testnet, EY gives Nightfall an update and the top crypto innovations by year.

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Dec 10, 2019
Steven McKie: Let's Talk Ethereum
51:31

Steven McKie, general partner at Amentum Capital and host of Blockchannel podcast joins the show to talk about Ethereum. Steven has been in the blockchain space for many years and has a good perspective on where Ethereum has been and where it's going. We talk about the future gig economy, the state of Layer 2 solutions, governance, the emergence of DAOs, the current state of DeFi and the narrative wars between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Dec 05, 2019
EthHub Weekly Recap #90: Virgil Griffith situation, Upbit is hacked, Muir Glacier fork announced, Fidelity experiments with Ethereum, useful DeFi tooling and Ethereum Foundation’s eth2 blog post
47:44

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss the arrest of Virgil Griffith, upgrading your nodes for Istanbul, Upbit is hacked and loses $50,000,000 worth of ETH, Muir Glacier hard fork is announced, Fidelity is rewarding employees in crypto, the nice tooling that is popping up for DeFi and the Ethereum Foundation's blog post on eth2.

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Dec 04, 2019
ETHWaterloo Recap: Part 2
01:02:46

ETHWaterloo was an Ethereum hackathon put on by ETHGlobal that took place in Waterloo, Canada from November 8-10, 2019. Eric was at the event and in Part 2 talks with the five winning teams from the event. We talk through what they built, why they built it and future plans for the products. The teams include Sheetcoin, Wallet Notify, Eth P2P VOIP, DeFi Custody Wallet and Connexion.

Nov 27, 2019