DiscoverCoinGecko Podcast - Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Insights
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CoinGecko Podcast - Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Insights

Author: Bobby Ong

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Learn about bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies as we interview entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the industry in this crypto podcast.
78 Episodes
Kieran Warwick, the co-founder of Illuvium, is here to discuss Illuvium in general while answering hot topics, including strategies to create a sustainable and balanced game economy, building games on blockchain, the short-term and long-term plan of Illuvium and many more!
Nansen's analysts are here to discuss the fallout of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried while answering hot topics, including the scenario of the crypto industry when FTX crashed, the role of FTT during the fallout, the relationship between Alameda and FTX, the importance of onchain data, and many more!
Jeff, co-founder of Nifty's is here to discuss the NFT social platform as a whole while answering hot topics including Nifty's unique features, decentralized vs centralized NFT marketplace, thoughts on the debate of royalties, and collaboration with Game of Thrones!
Ori, co-founder of Orca is here to discuss Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) as a whole while answering hot topics including Orca's climate initiative, measuring climate footprint, thoughts on Mango Markets being hacked, and thoughts on improving the DAO's model.Timestamps01:47 Intro03:56 What is Orca?05:45 Why built on Solana?09:00 Orca's climate initiative12:12 How to measure Orca's climate footprint18:29 Thoughts on Mango Markets being hacked22:40 How to improve DAO model?28:55 Why is Orca the leading crypto marketplace on Solana?Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinksOrca: https://www.coingecko.comCoinGecko:
Sam Kazemian, the founder of Frax Finance is here to discuss everything you need to know about the current state of stablecoins in crypto.Hot topics such as the trinity thesis, the effect of sanctioning Tornado Cash, and Frax's strategy to grow adoption are all well covered in this podcast.
Sarang Parikh, core developer of SushiSwap is here to discuss everything you need to know about one of the most famous Defi platforms in the crypto space. Hot topics such as Layer 0, staying competitive, thoughts on multichain, and Sushi's long-term plan are all well covered in this podcast.Timestamp1:35 Intro 2:08 How Sarang got into crypto3:41 What is SushiSwap?5:40 What is Sushi X Swap?8:09 What is Layer 0?18:38 How many chains do Sushi support?19:42 How Sushi stays competitive21:43 Opinion on DEXs building own cross-chain swaps?23:13 Thoughts on multichain27:50 Downsides of multichain32:20 Sushi's long-term plan34:30 OutroLinksSushi: https://www.coingecko.comSocial MediaTwitter:
Owen, co-founder of Sudoswap is here to discuss everything you need to know about the decentralized NFT marketplace while answering all questions related to Sudoswap and NFT in general. Hot topics such as royalties debate, devaluation of NFT collaterals, short-term and long-term projects are all well covered in this podcast.Timestamp2:01 Intro3:23 What is Sudoswap?4:20 Why choose Sudoswap over Opensea?6:12 Interesting facts about Sudoswap’s protocol?7:48 Recent surge of Sudoswap’s popularity10:30 NFT royalties debate14:33 NFT Collectors vs Traders16:18 Is Sudoswap inevitable?18:40 The future features of Sudoswap19:43 The effect of NFT lending24:24 Sudoswap’s short-term and long-term plan25:23 OutroWatch the Podcast on YouTubeLinksSudoswap: https://www.coingecko.comSocial MediaSudoswapTwitter:
 George Harrap, co-founder of Step Finance is here to discuss the protocol as a portfolio manager, answering questions that are aimed to grant you further insight into the Solana ecosystem and how it differentiates from other projects! Timestamps 01:33 Intro03:10 Comments on the bear market? 05:04 Step Finance explored12:07 Interesting statistics on the Solana ecosystem 16:56 What is Solana floor? 20:44 Has the hackings on Solana affected the protocol in any way? 24:52 Thoughts on the Macalinao brothers propping up Solana's TVL? 28:20 Anything interesting so far in the ecosystem that people should be aware of? 38:16 Is the shape of the Solana community becoming clear? 34:51 WIll step Bridge the gap in the Solana community? 35:54 Step's plans for the next few months Watch the Podcast on Youtube Links Step Finance: CoinGecko: Social MediaStep FinanceTwitter: CoinGecko:      
Justin Sun, Founder of Tron Network is here to discuss on USDD, the network's stablecoin, answering questions to grant you further insight into USDD and how it differentiates itself from other stablecoins! Timestamps 01:30 Intro 02:03 An overview of the Tron Network 05:50 What is USDD and why did TronDAO issue it? 12:15 How is USDD different as a stablecoin? 19:10 Any plans to add collateralized assets in the future? 21:27 How is Tron bootstrapping liquidity and to promote the use of USDD? 26:06 Where is the USDD's yield coming from? 32:00 Is fear on USDD's depeg affecting adoption rate?  Watch the Podcast on Youtube Links TronDAO: CoinGecko: Social Media Tron Network: Twitter: Facebook: Youtube: CoinGecko:      
 Erick De Moura, CEO of Cartesi is here to discuss the thought process behind building Layer-2 solutions, and how the project differentiates itself from other chains by revolutionizing the coding scene for newcomers to Web3!Timestamps01:30 Intro04:54 What is Cartesi? 06:31 How does Cartesi compare to other chains 10:08 Cartesi's accessibility for people with not much coding knowledge 11:47 What separates Cartesi from other existing L2 solutions? 15:27 Cartesi's testnet timeline 17:04 Are there too many L1/ L2 solutions now? 20:55 Is Cartesi looking to partner with smart device companies to boost adoption? 23:50 Thoughts on ZK-proof 29:11 Where do you see the future for L2s? Will traditional OS's implement blockchain tech? 33:13 Additional info tidbits! Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Cartesi: CoinGecko: Social Media Cartesi: CoinGecko:
Hart Lambur, Co-Founder of UMA is here to discuss the thought process behind Oracles and how they play a role in providing accurate information with the aim of revolutionizing the Web3 space! Timestamps[01:30] Intro [03:52] What is UMA? [06:16] As an Oracle, how do you ensure that information provided is accurate? [09:07] What goes on behind the scenes for oracles?  [14:01] Can the system handle situations where market participants are 'irrational'? [19:35] UMA's token discussion [20:27] A dive into UMA's other products [24:10] An overview of the Oracle ecosystem and the state of the industry [29:50] What kind of role do Oracles play in cross-chain systems? [32:30] Could we see a future where Oracles and bridges fuse into one product? [37:44] What would you say is an underrated issue that Oracles addresses in the industry? [44:20] Any extra bits of info on UMA? Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks UMA: CoinGecko: Social Media UMA: CoinGecko:
Alex Smirnov, Co-Founder of deBridge is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of deBridge and how the project aims to innovate and revolutionize blockchain bridges securely and efficiently!Timestamps[01:30] Intro[05:04] What is deBridge and how many cross-chains are supported? [07:40] What makes deBridge different? [11:50] Bridge vulnerabilities to hacks [18:31] What factors need to be considered, infrastructure and security-wise? [19:59] Are there any challenges faced when building? [28:54] Anything you'd like to share? [30:11] Addressing fragmented liquidity issuesWatch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks deBridge: CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial Media deBridge: CoinGecko:
Corey Miller, Growth Lead of dYdX is here to discuss the thought process behind the migrational shift to the Cosmos ecosystem. This podcast covers all you need to know about the shift and how it aims to revolutionize the platform in the world of DeFi! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [05:50] What is dYdX? [07:08] Why is dYdX moving to Cosmos? [10:36] Why Cosmos? What is the appeal? [11:51] Are there any potential risks for the change? [14:59] Is this migration a bet on the Cosmos ecosystem? What about Ethereum? [17:40] Has dYdX planned the move for a while? [18:40] Thoughts on the decentralization/ centralization dynamic? [21:00] Challenges with the Cosmos implementation? [23:20] Do you think protocols will migrate out of their basechains to manage their own chains? [25:56] dYdX's plans in a timeline [26:31] What core features will be added or changed on dYdX in the future? [27:23] Will there be airdrops and incentives in the future? Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks dYdX: CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial Media dYdX: CoinGecko:
 Alex Pruden, COO of Aleo is here to discuss on the thought process behind the creation of Aleo, and the importance of zero-knowledge proof blockchains and how they aim to elevate privacy in the world of Web3! Timestamps [01:31] Intro [05:18] What is ZK proof and where does Aleo come into play? [10:30] How is online data stored nowadays and how does ZK proof tie in? [15:56] How does this balance in with accountability and transparency  [20:20] Aleo uses a Proof-of-Succinct-Work consensus model, why choose this? [25:40] Could you describe the different standards of privacy and where does ZK proof stand in it? [31:31] Why did Aleo build it's own blockchain? [34:20] What are Aleo's plans for 2022? [35:20] Extra bits to share? Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Aleo: CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial Media Aleo: CoinGecko:
Ramon Recuero, founder of Babylon Finance is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of the project, how it offers various investment services to its users, and how the project aims to revolutionize the investment DAO space in the near future! Timestamps[01:30] Intro[04:14] What is Babylon Finance and how does it work? [06:51] What kind of products does Babylon Finance offer? [09:11] The pros and cons on investment DAOs as opposed to self-investing [13:03] Interesting stats on the protocol [15:15] How does Babylon manage community expectations?[17:22] What actions did Babylon take during the Luna catastrophe? [21:39] Is Babylon planning to implement robo-advisory and automation?[23:30] Any discussions on supporting MEV bots? [25:52] Thoughts on the investment DAOs and it's future direction of the industry?[30:24] What are Babylon's plans for 2022[32:57] Any extra sharing points? Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Babylon Finance: CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial Media Babylon Finance: CoinGecko:
Daniel Tamas, CEO of WAM is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of WAM, a hyper-casual focused gaming platform, and how it aims to revolutionize the GameFi space in the near future! Timestamps[01:30] Intro [02:42] What is WAM? Is it a game or a platform? [06:57] What are hypercasual games? [08:36] Stats on WAM [11:01] How many games on WAM right now? [14:44] Why the hypercasual game business model? [18:23] What does the WAM token do? [19:52] How would NFTs fit into WAM? [24:14] What are your thoughts of GameFi today? [28:31] Why did WAM build on Binance, and any plans to expand? [31:09] Additional thoughts [32:36] What are WAMS future plans? Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinksWAM: https://www.coingecko.comSocial MediaWAM:
Uddhav Marwaha, CEO and co-founder of Friktion Labs is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of Friktion, how the project aims to capitalize on the growth of financial instruments in DeFi, and bridging the complexity gap between traders and financial tools!  Timestamps[01:30] Intro [03:36] What is Friktion protocol? [03:50] What are Volts? What kind of portfolio strategies do you offer? [08:54] Would the protocol grow to advise users on strategies? [11:23] Why the decision was made to share on preferred strategies [13:54] Bridging the gap between traders and complex financial instruments [16:01] Why the Solana chain? [18:55] Thoughts on where the industry is going [21:45] Tokenized futures [23:00] Any hint on what Friktion's token would look like? [26:02] Any opportunities for Friktion to tap into NFTs? [28:50] Closing thoughts Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Friktion Labs: CoinGecko: Social Media Friktion Labs: CoinGecko:
John Paller, founder of Opolis is here to discuss on the thought process behind the creation of Opolis, and how the project aims to create an employment co-operative with various benefits unique to Web3! Timestamps[01:30] Intro [07:15] What is Opolis? [12:24] Why is Opolis important for independent workers as opposed to traditional HR systems? [18:29] What are the features of the 'work' token [31:27] Examples of services and benefits Opolis members currently have [36:02] Are there benefits unique to Web3? [38:21] How is this executed? [41:20] What is the role of Decentralized Employment Organizations in the Opolis ecosystem? [44:39] What are Opolis's plans for 2022? Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinksOpolis: CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial MediaOpolis:
Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius is here to discuss on the project itself and how it aims to disrupt the traditional music industry, and to share deep insights on the direction of the music industry and how Audius fits in these plans as we transition to the world of Web3! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [04:53] What is Audius and how does it solve issues within the music industry? [09:42] What separates Audius from web2 counterparts? [12:53] Thoughts on a subscription model like Patreon?[16:23] The role of $AUDIO token [20:06] How many artists and subscribers do Audius have? [22:22] Audius and music censorship[30:05] Unique challenges Audius faced [32:10] Does Audius have any NFT integration plans? [34:48] Where do you see the future of the music industry?[40:41]  Audius' plans for 2022 [42:30] Closing thoughts Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Audius: CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial Media Audius: CoinGecko:
Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex is here to to discuss about the exchange as well as all things bitcoin! You'll be filled in on the facts of the exchange itself, from upcoming Bitfinex products to its role in the Lightning Network. Timestamps[01:30] Intro[05:14] What does your day-to-day look like at Bitfinex? [09:25] Could you share more on new BitFinex product innovations? [18:27] What development support is provided on the Lightning Network and why this network in particular? [29:43] Proof-of-Work has been commonly criticized due to energy consumption, how is this being addressed? [36:12] What are your thoughts on El Salvador’s “volcano token”? [40:13] How much progress do you think the industry is making as far as looking for alternative and more sustainable sources? [41:03] What are Bitfinex's plans for 2022? [44:47] Closing thoughts Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Bitfinex: CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial Media Bitfinex: CoinGecko:
Comments (2)


Please can you solve the echo problem we hear all the time ???

May 21st

Guillaume M-D

Congrats on creating this podcast, I'm sure I'll be one of your most loyal listener. Wish you best success and a lot of great interviews!

Feb 13th
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