🎙️ METACAST: Top Crypto Podcasts of October 2022
🎙️ METACAST: Top Crypto Podcasts of October 2022
🎙️ METACAST: Top Crypto Podcasts of October 2022
Here is a quick overview of what we’ve been listening to last month!
Devcon 2022 videos are out. Vitalik Buterin joins the Bankless hosts covering the context and magnitude of Devcon, Vitalik’s conference lifestyle, and a new era for Ethereum in a post-merge world. ‘Ethereum — State of Affairs After the Merge’ with Vitalik Buterin on Epicenter. The Bankless hosts are speaking with Justin Drake about his talk at Devcon — the only conversation about ETH is the asset. What are the next steps for Ether? The value of the asset correlates directly to the health of the network, and maybe it’s time to start talking about ETH more as a community. In the latest of Around the Block, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong hosts Anthony Pompliano. The two discuss how they’re thinking about Bitcoin amid current market conditions, their long-term predictions for Ethereum one month after the merge, the issue of censorship in tech, and more. Eric Wall, a crypto blogger and investor, and Udi Wertheimer, a recovering Bitcoin maxi, discuss everything about Bitcoin Maximalism, whether BTC can survive, and whether Ethereum constitutes a threat to Bitcoin. Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, discusses his views on crypto regulation, macroeconomics, and the role of FTX in a decentralized industry. Do Kwon, co-founder of Terraform Labs, discusses the charges against him, gives a message to Terra victims, answers allegations about potential fraud and non-transparent business practices, and much more. Anna of Zero Knowledge and Martin Köppelmann, Co-Founder of Gnosis discuss the OFAC sanctions against Tornado Cash and the impact this has had on builders in the community. Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, comes to talk about the SEC probe into Yuga Labs, how to determine whether something is a security, and Coin Center’s lawsuit against the US Treasury over the sanctions on Tornado Cash. Zaki Manian discusses everything about Cosmos, the new white paper, and how to improve MEV capture for ATOM holders. Nicolas Julia shares Sorare’s exciting new launch, how Sorare grew to reach millions of users, what’s next for Sorare, and so much more. Arbitrum acquires Prysmatic. Hear all about the deal and what it means for both teams, the future of Ethereum, and the space writ larg Anna and Kobi Gurkan of Zero Knowledge speak with Dmitry Khovratovich, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, Dusk Network, and ABDK Consulting and JP Aumasson, CSO at Tauru Yield Guild Game’s Co-Founder Gabby Dizon shares with us 2 new ways Web 3 guilds are evolving, 3 ways to make Web 3 games “fun”, a framework for investing in games, 2 games Gabby is excited for. Ali Yahya of a16z on Defiant podcast. Sei Network: the new L1 to take over DeFi with Jayendra Jog. Web3 Social with Stani Kulechov. Democracy with Decentralized Identity with Paula Berman. Why video NFTs will be the future of content with Dayo Adeosun at Glass Protocol. What’s it take to be a crypto journalist? with Coindesk’s Eli Tan and Casey Craig. And much more!
Around the Block Ep 38: The State of Crypto and Where It’s Headed with Pomp: In this episode of Around the Block, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong hosts entrepreneur, investor, and podcast host Anthony Pompliano, known to many in the crypto world as “Pomp.” The two discuss how they’re thinking about Bitcoin amid current market conditions, their long-term predictions for Ethereum one month after the merge, the issue of censorship in tech, and more. They even find time to reveal the names of Brian’s cats — and some of you may be surprised.
Around the Block Ep 37: Brian Armstrong & Greg Kohs on the making of COIN: Directed by Greg Kohs, COIN: A Founder’s Story chronicles the rise of Brian Armstrong, Coinbase’s visionary co-founder and CEO, who harnesses the power of emerging technology to promote a mission of global economic freedom. In this episode of Around the Block, Brian Armstrong hosts Greg Kohs as the two discuss what it was like to capture all the ups and downs over the past few years, and which moments stood out to them the most. COIN is available now to rent or buy on all major platforms in the US & Canada. This conversation is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or investment advice. Actual results may vary materially from any forward-looking statements made and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Around the Block Ep 36: Who are the Plaintiffs Challenging the Tornado Cash Sanctions? On September 8th, 2022 Coinbase announced it was funding and supporting a lawsuit brought by six individuals (including two Coinbase employees) challenging the Treasury Department novel sanctions of open source software associated with Tornado Cash. The plaintiffs we are supporting represent a cross-section of crypto users and developers who used TC to protect their privacy and security for legitimate reasons — from wanting to safely donate to Ukraine to concealing salary deposits that would show how much they earn. Meet four of them, and hear why they got involved in, and what they hope to accomplish through, this challenge in this episode of Around the Block. This conversation is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or investment advice. Actual results may vary materially from any forward-looking statements made and are subject to risks and uncertainties.
Eric Wall and Udi Wertheimer on Why Bitcoin Maximalism Is ‘Like a Shitcoin Community’ — Ep. 412: Eric Wall, crypto blogger and investor, and Udi Wertheimer, a recovering Bitcoin maxi, discuss everything about Bitcoin Maximalism, whether BTC can survive, and whether Ethereum constitutes a threat for Bitcoin. Fat Man Terra Speaks: Do Kwon Is a ‘Sociopath’ and a ‘Charismatic Manipulator’ — Ep. 410: Fat Man Terra, the anonymous Twitter account dedicated to bringing Do Kwon to justice, reacts to my recent interview with Do Kwon and says what he thinks it revealed about his personality. Do Kwon of Terra: ‘It Was Never Really About Money or Fame or Success’ — Ep. 408: Do Kwon, cofounder of Terraform Labs, discusses the charges against him, gives a message to Terra victims, answers allegations about potential fraud and non-transparent business practices, and much more.
The Chopping Block:
Devcon #2 — Justin Drake | The Next Steps for ETH: The Bankless hosts are speaking with Justin Drake about his talk at Devcon — the only conversation about ETH is the asset. What are the next steps for Ether? The value of the asset correlates directly to the health of the network, and maybe it’s time to start talking about ETH more as a community.
Devcon #3 — Dankrad | EIP-4844: Dankrad Feist is leading the charge of Danksharding, expressed through proto-danksharding in EIP-4844. The Layer 2 Wars are heating up, and Dankrad’s here to talk about it.
Devcon #4 — Péter Szilágyi | Building Geth: Péter Szilágyi is a Core Developer for Ethereum, building the Geth client. Devcon #5 — Aya Miyaguchi | The Heart of Ethereum: The first Devcon for Bankless, the conference was a ton of fun and an amazing cultural experience in Bogota, Colombia. Aya Miyaguchi is the executive director of the Ethereum Foundation. She is one of the leaders of Devcon, powering the cultural experience of this monumental conference.
Devcon #6 — The Layer 2 Wars with Bartek Kiepuszewski: Bartek is the founder of Layer 2 Beat, finding himself in the middle of what we’re calling the Layer 2 Wars. Previously at MakerDAO, Bartek is pioneering the one-stop platform for the Layer 2 landscape. Devcon #7 — Supermodular with Kevin Owoki: Kevin Owocki has moved on from Gitcoin and recently founded Supermodular, the venture studio built on top of Gitcoin to help promote digital public goods in the crypto ecosystem. Who Stole the Wealth? with Ben Hunt: Ben is an investor and creator of Epsilon Theory, a website, and community that examines markets through the lenses of game theory and history. On today’s episode, Ben shares his rich insights on the U.S.’s current macro landscape by taking us through a brief history of the past, why the political coordination game is broken, and of course–who’s stealing the wealth. Scaling Sorare’s NFT Platform with CEO & Co-Founder, Nicolas Julia: Nicolas Julia is the Co-Founder and CEO at Sorare, building the next generation of Sports games… where fans can play with skin in the game. In this episode, Nicolas shares Sorare’s exciting new launch, how Sorare grew to reach millions of users, what’s next for Sorare, and so much more. Massive Arbitrum Acquisition with Steven Goldfeder & Preston Van Loon: Arbitrum acquires Prysmatic! Hear all about the deal and what it means for both teams, the future of Ethereum, and the space writ large.
The Future is Fiat | Noah Smith (Noahpinion): Noah Smith is a writer economist, with fiercely independent takes that he articulates with precision and clarity. Rejecting Bitcoin Fundamentalism | Dan Held: Dan Held is a widely known educator in the Bitcoin Universe. Formerly the director of growth marking at Kraken, he’s now an independent content creator at the Held Report and an advisor to Trust Machines. In today’s State of the Nation, they explore a new extremist sub-division of the Bitcoin movement. The Cosmos Thesis with Sunny Aggarwal & Zaki Manian: Sunny started the Blockchain at Berkeley, the largest student organization for crypto in the world, and also co-hosts the Epicenter podcast. Zaki is helping ship Cosmos’s IBC, is working on the validator ecosystem, and is also an advisor to the Electric Coin Company, the org behind Zcash and is also a co-founder of Iqlusion. On today’s episode, Sunny and Zaki share what the Cosmos Thesis is, how Cosmos is similar and different to Ethereum, and what Cosmos’s ATOM 2.0 unlocks for the ecosystem.
Alpha Leak | The Bull Case for Euler: On this episode of Alpha Leak, David is joined by Euler Co-Founder, Michael Bentley. Euler is a non-custodial, permissionless lending protocol on Ethereum with some interesting features you should know about. What Happens Next in Crypto? with Fiskantes & Matti: Fiskantes and Matti of Zee Prime Capital join Bankless to share a glimpse of their collective crystal ball into the future of crypto. How does the industry go from bear to bull market again and what does the future of the space look like? Fiskantes and Matti have the answers. The Current State of the NFT Market with Garyvee: Garyvee joins the show to discuss the current state of NFTs, what’s he been up to since his 1st Bankless appearance, and huge news coming out of Gary’s project, VeeFriends.
Green Pill: Layer Zero: Rollups:
Episode 248: Revisiting FHE with Rand Hindi from Zama: In this episode, Anna revisits the topic of FHE with Rand Hindi, CEO at Zama. They cover the FHE landscape, what specific use cases it is ideal for, where the technology is at and how FHE differs from MPC and ZK. They explore some of the nuances of the different types of approaches to FHE to achieve this cryptographic environment where one can do the computation in a truly private manner.
Topics discussed in the episode:
-The state of the network and credible neutrality
-Should validators have agency?
-How much of a problem is MEV
-The Ethereum Surge
-The road to Danksharding
-Decentralizing the sequencer
-The future of the space
-The one most important thing we need to get right in the coming year for the ecosystem to succeed
ATOM 2.0 — Deep Dive with Ethan Buchman & Zaki Manian: Since its announcement a few weeks ago at Cosmoverse in Medellin, Atom 2.0 has sparked intense debate in the Cosmos community and throughout the blockchain ecosystem. It proposes three pillars for the Cosmos Hub: Interchain Security, the Interchain Allocator, and the Interchain Scheduler. However, parts of the paper have been contested and debated over fears of token holder dilution, potential treasury mismanagement, and even the collapse of the Hub. The Epicenter hosts chat with Ethan Buchman and Zaki Manian to dive deep into Atom 2.0 and its vision for Cosmos moving forward.
Devcon 6 Recap — Live From Bogota: After a 2-year hiatus, Devcon was back for its 6th and best year so far, this time in Bogota, Colombia. As things wrapped up we grabbed a few of the Ethereum community’s most prominent names for a recap on the conference. Hear as the hosts chat to Nick Johnson from ENS, Anett Rolikova from Nethermind, David Hoffmann from Bankless, and Joseph Schweitzer from the Ethereum Foundation, about their particular standouts of the event, the LatAm and wider Ethereum community, and what they see coming next for Devcon 7 and beyond. Devcon Panel — Censorship Resistance and Credible Neutrality: Bonus Episode: At a side event at Devcon in Bogota Colombia, Friederike moderated a panel discussion on censorship resistance and credible neutrality with Phil from Flashbots, Patrick from Infura, Sebastian from HOPR, Martin from Gnosis, and Sreeram from EigenLayer. We dove deep into what credible neutrality constitutes, whether it needs defending, and if so how we should go about it.
Sei Network: the New L1 to Take Over DeFi — Jayendra Jog, Sei Network, Ep 218: Recently we’ve seen the rise of applications verticalizing into their own app-specific chains. While app-chains offer customizability, they lack the social coordination that generic chains bring — Sei offers both by being in the intersection of app-specific and generic chains. Sei is the first sector-specific Layer 1 blockchain specialized for trading to give exchanges an unfair advantage. On Blockcrunch, Jay, Co-Founder of Sei discuss why sector-specific chains are better than app-chains/generic chains, types of projects that benefit from Sei, Sei’s area of major innovation, and more.
Is there Still a Future for Web 3 Games? — Gabby Dizon, YGG, Ep 216: Yield Guild Games is the largest gaming guild in Web 3 and have invested in standout Web 3 game titles like Axie Infinity, Sandbox and more. To date, they claim to have helped 30,000 players worldwide earn over $10 million playing Web 3 games thanks to their scholarship model. Yield Guild Game’s Co-Founder Gabby Dizon shares with us 2 new ways Web 3 guilds are evolving, 3 ways to make Web 3 games “fun”, a framework for investing in games, 2 games Gabby is excited for. How To Revive DeFi — Julian Koh, Ribbon Finance, Ep. 215: DeFi has been accused of being propped up by unsustainable ponzis — can Ribbon be the solution? Ribbon is a DeFi protocol that allows users access to crypto-structured products. To date, they reported over $10 billion in notional volume and claim to offer 24% on their ETH — despite being in a bear market. Ribbon’s Co-Founder Julian Koh discusses how Ribbon generates yield, building new products vs integrating with others, what it takes to revive DeFi, potential regulations on crypto space, and more.
100% of DeFi Could Become Illegal: Gabriel Shapiro is the general counsel at Delphi Labs and a member of the LeXpunk group of crypto lawyers. He’s regarded as one of the most prominent voices in regulation in the crypto space, which has been a major point of discussion lately. Recent developments include the latest draft of the DCCPA bill, Sam Bankman Fried’s proposal, CFTC charging Ooki DAO, and the Tornado Cash sanctions.
Friends with Benefits — the community that uses crypto, not a crypto community: This podcast is from a conversationCamila had with Alex Zhang recorded in person at the Unfinished Live conference. Alex Zhang is the mayor of Friend with Benefits, or FWB, a prominent DAO of creatives. Institutions Still Lining Up to Trade Crypto During the Bear: David Micley is the business development director at Wintermute, one of the largest digital asset market makers in the world. They run delta-neutral strategies with an average daily trade of around 5 billion dollars. Wintermute has a close eye on crypto markets and DeFi and their business arm spans across OTC, market making, and ventures. Let’s hear more about the operations of Wintermute from David, and also about lessons from the huge hack they suffered recently.
MISC Devcon 2022 videos are out!
-Devcon 6 — Livestreams — Day 1
-Devcon 6 — Livestreams — Day 2
-Devcon 6 — Livestreams — Day 3
-Devcon 6 — Livestreams — Day 4
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