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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.
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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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:36) – 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. Resources: Stanford’s Linkedin Joe's Twitter Mirror Twitter  Mirror Website Terra Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:41) – 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. Resources: Matt’s Twitter Anchor Twitter Anchor Website Terra Twitter Terra Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:40) – 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. Resources: Zhivko’s Twitter Zhivko’s Linkedin EnterDAO Twitter EnterDAO Discord EnterDAO website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:35) – 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. Resources: Gabriel’s Twitter Gabriel’s Linkedin Gabriel’s Disclosure Gabriel’s Newsletter Delphi Labs Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:30) – 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. Resources: Alex’s Twitter Alex’s Linkedin Rarible Twitter Rarible Website Rarible Protocol Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:03:32) – 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. Resources: Haseeb’s Twitter Dragonfly Capital Website Haseeb’s Article on Why Decentralization Isn’t as Important as You Think Jesse Walden's Article on Progressive Decentralization More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:35) – 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. Resources: Jonathan’s Twitter Jonathan’s Linkedin Levana Twitter Levana Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:20) – 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. Resources: Aaron’s Twitter David’s Twitter ASM Twitter ASM Website ASM Medium More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:03:04) – 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. Resources: Do’s Twitter Terra Website Anchor Protocol Website Mirror Protocol Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:27) – 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. Resources: Jeremy’s Twitter Jeremy’s Linkedin Circle Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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 get our interviews, first. 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. Resources: GEN.ART’s Twitter  GEN.ART’s Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:40) – 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. Resources: Chris Whinfrey's Twitter Hop Protocol Hop Bridge More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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 get our interviews, first. 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. Resources: Sasha’s Twitter Sasha’s Linkedin Arca Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:20) – 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 Resources: VonMises’ Twitter Art Blocks Website Oncyber Website VonMises’ Art Blocks Gallery More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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 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.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:21) – 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. Resources: Erick’s Twitter Art Blocks Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:23) – 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. Resources: Cooper’s Twitter FWB Website Audius Website Rally Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:26) – 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. Resources: DCinvestor’s Twitter DCinvestor’s Gallery DCinvestor’s Newsletter More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:00) – 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. Resources: Chad Barraford's Twitter Gavin McDermott's Twitter Robert Behnke's Twitter Steven Walbroehl's Twitter  THORChain Website Nine Realms Website Halborn Website Immunefi Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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: (00:00:02) - 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. Resources: Scott's Twitter Scott’s Linkedin Kava Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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! Emile's Twitter Emile’s LinkedIn XDEFI Wallet Twitter XDEFI Wallet Website 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: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit 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.  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. (00:02:50) - 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. Resources: Emile's Twitter Emile’s LinkedIn XDEFI Wallet Twitter XDEFI Wallet Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ 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.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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