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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:
Niko Hosn, CTO of RareMint is here to discuss on the crossover between sports memorabilia through NFTs and Web3. You'll be filled in on the project itself, the potential of the market and RareMint's unique role in the space. Timestamps[01:30] Intro[03:03] What are sports memorabilia and Raremint's NFT role in it? [05:37] What is Raremint's role in regard to NFT collectables? [07:07] How does RareMint differentiate itself from other NFT platforms? [08:42] How often to NFT drops occur and it's participation rates? [14:54] What is the biggest or most exciting NFT sale yet on RareMint? [16:09] Can RareMint owners redeem their corresponding physically backed-asset? [18:17] One of the biggest barriers of entry to NFTs are intangibility. How does RareMint's address acceptance gap fpr collectors who want to hold their assets IRL? [21:47] How big is the sports memorabilia market? [25:13] Any tips and tricks for budding sports memorabilia collectors/investors? [27:16] What are RareMint's plans for 2022? Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinksRareMint: https://www.coingecko.comSocial MediaRareMint:
Francesco Melpignano, CEO of Kadena Eco is here to discuss on the though process behind the creation of Kadena, and to give us deep insights into the inner workings of the Kadena ecosystem, how it aims to scale Proof-of-Work consensus, and the future opportunities the protocol presents! Timestamps[01:29] Intro[04:00] What is the Kadena Chain and Kadena Eco? [07:17] How does Kadena plan to tackle the blockchain trilemma? [12:03] Answering the bridging issues [14:30] How does Kadena address PoW energy consumption? [15:58] What does Kadena Eco specifically offer? [25:10] Interesting data on Kadena [26:40] Biggest challenges faced building the ecosystem [28:11] How does Kadena plan to cultivate the community whilst extracting mindshare and talent of other altchains? [31:08] Kadena Eco's plans for 2022 Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Kadena:    CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.comSocial Media Kadena: CoinGecko:
Guy Zyskind, co-founder Of Secret Network is here to discuss with us his journey of creating Secret. He shares the importance of privacy in blockchains, Secret’s encryption methods, and some practical applications for having this level of privacy on the blockchain.Timestamps[01:30] Intro[03:11] What is Secret Network? [04:28] Privacy level difference between conventional blockchains and Secret? [09:20] What separates Secret from other chains and altcoins? [16:28] What utility does SCRT token have? [18:25] Why did Secret choose the Cosmos ecosystem? [21:09] How do you reconcile privacy with principles like accountability and privacy? [26:39] How to encourage users to protect themselves and their privacy using platforms like Secret? [32:40] What are Secret's plans for 2022? [37:08] Closing thoughts on Secret Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinksSecret Network: https://www.coingecko.comSocial MediaSecret Network:
We are joined by Phillippe Bekhazi, CEO and Founder of XBTO. Bezhaki gives us an insight into XBTO, cryptofinance, and the fintech environment as a whole! Watch on Geckos! Timestamps[01:30] Intro[03:48] What is XBTO[04:36] How much of XBTO’s revenue comes from market-maker services?[06:03] What is the institutional demand of XBTO’s market-making services?[07:21] What is XBTO’s core investment thesis?[10:18] What’s an underrated piece of market infrastructure you believe is lacking in the space?[13:37] With XBTO members having strong TradFi backgrounds, how has this help with XBTO’s edge?[17:18] Has recent events impacted valuations, whether in your portfolio or the broader crypto/ fintech environment?[19:51] Insights on the miner network and demand amidst recent events[23:40] To what extent has institutions are in the crypto space?[28:52] Is the crypto ecosystem mature enough to handle these players?[33:39] What are XBTO’s plans for 2022?Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinksXBTO: https://www.coingecko.comSocial MediaXBTO:
We are joined by Josh Neuroth, Head of Product of Ankr Protocol. Neuroth gives us an insight into Ankr and Web3, the revolutionary new iteration of the world wide web and how Ankr fits in it. Timestamps [01:30] Intro[02:50] Web3 in Josh’s words[05:40] Ankr’s role within Web3[07:27] How Ankr enable the ‘average’ joe’ to participate in providing / supporting Web3?[09:01] Josh’s thougts on Alchemy, a similar service to Ankr[11:09] Companies that approached Ankr [11:54] What new plans/developments are there in the pipeline for Ankr? [14:12] Insight into Ankr bridges[16:09]How will Ankr mitigate the Web3 centralization risk?[17:41] How has the node industry develop over the last few years?[19:14]  Thoughts on the user experience for Web3 and the generational divide?[22:34] What are your predictions for the Web3 infrastructure ecosystem in the future?[25:09] Is Web3 a Web2 killer? Can Web3 and Web2 coexist?[27:09] Closing thoughtsWatch the Podcast on YoutubeLinksAnkr Protocol: https://www.ankr.comCoinGecko: Social MediaAnkr Protocol:
 We are joined by Sunny Aggarwal, Co-Founder of Osmosis Labs. Aggarwal gives us an insight into Osmosis, a proof-of-stake automated market maker for the Cosmos ecosystem. We also covered the importance of blockchain bridges and how to successfully build them! Timestamps[01:30] Intro [04:30] What is Osmosis and why building on the Cosmos ecosystem?[08:11] What separates Osmosis from other cross-chain automated market makers? [13:15] Challenges in bridging assets from chains like Ethereum[19:45] Technical differences between SDK chains and non-SDK chains [28:02] Do you see centralized exchanges as your competitors[32:19] The role of the Osmosis token (OSMO) [40:19] Osmosis' plans for 2022 Watch the Podcast on YouTubeLinks Osmosis: CoinGecko - Media Osmosis Labs: CoinGecko:
In this episode, we are joined by Ben Lakoff, Co-founder of Charged Particles. Lakoff gives us an insight into Charged Particles, a unique protocol that lets you put digital assets inside your NFTs. We'll cover all you need to know about this groundbreaking new project! Timestamps [01:56] Intro [03:14] Ben’s favourite NFT [03:57] What is Charged Particle?[05:30] How is the ‘bundling’ function achieved?[09:01] What users do you see using the platform? [11:04] Charged Particle and gaming guilds[12:06] Are the gaming guilds part of the DAO?[13:10] Role of Charged Particle tokens [13:56] Interesting protocol statistics [16:07] Implications of ‘Charging’ from the perspective of other contract functions[18:02] Can you mint NFTs on the platform directly?[19:19] Plans to move onto other chains?[19:49] What is ParticlonWatch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Charged Particles: CoinGecko: Social Media Charged Particles: CoinGecko: 
In this episode, we are joined by Pankaj Balani, CEO of Delta Exchange. Pankaj gives us an insight into Delta Exchange, one of the leading derivatives exchanges in the crypto space and also covers all you need to know, from opportunities to advice on trading crypto derivatives!Timestamps[01:29] Intro[02:40] What is Delta Exchange?[05:30] Why is there surging interest in crypto derivatives?[13:48] What are options and why are they popular?[20:26] Interesting statistics on options[26:00] Relationship between BTC and it’s underlying derivatives[35:10] Pakaj’s thoughts on the high leverage market[42:12] The growing popularity of BTC future ETFs and US legalization of BTC Spot ETFs[47:30] Will decentralized derivatives affect the success of centralized derivatives?[53:22] Pakaj’s advice for starting derivatives trading in cryptoWatch the Podcast on YouTubeLinksDelta Exchange: Social MediaDelta Exchange: CoinGecko:
In this episode, we are joined by Alex Svanevik, founder of Nansen. Alex gives us an insight into Nansen, the blockchain analytics platform and breaks down crypto alphas with Nansen's data. Timestamps [01:29] Intro [02:05] What is Nansen?[04:01] What type of product/data Nansen offers? [07:18] Nansen and AI [12:17] Nansen's "State of the Industry" Report- Smart money[23:50] How does one get better at NFT trading? [31:00] Alex's thoughts on gaming chains [40:02] What inferences can be draws on success of DAOs? [42:49] Obstacles faced for institutional adoption [47:42] Alex's crypto predictions for 2022 [50:55] Nansen's plan for 2022Watch the Podcast on YoutubeWebsite Nansen - CoinGecko - Social Media Nansen: CoinGecko:
In this episode, we are joined by Elena Sinelnikova, co-founder and CEO of Metis. Elena gives us an insight into Metis, an Ethereum L2 scalability solution and platform that allows to create and manage Decentralized Autonomous Companies and how the project uniquely differentiates itself from other L2s.Timestamps[01:30] Intro[04:18] What is Metis?[06:14] The Metis architecture, security and decentralization[12:48] What are Decentralized Autonomous Companies?[17:25] What is the Metis token?[21:53] What are the current issues with DAOs and why DACs are needed?[25:06] Are there mechanisms to mitigate the centralization of power within DACs?[27:19] What separates Metis from other L2s?[29:48] Metis and stablecoins?[31:43] Elena’s thoughts on the exponential growth of L2 solutions for Ethereum[33:45] Metis’s plans for 2022 Watch the Podcast on YouTubeLinksMetis Protocol- - Social MediaMetis DAO:
In this episode, we are joined by Karl Jacob, founder of LoanSnap. Karl gives us an insight on how Bacon protocol aims to provide DeFi wallet owners with access to the mortgage markets and allow these owners to preserve and grow their wealth![00:00:54] Intro[00:01:41] Why the name Bacon? [00:02:31] The relationship between LoanSnap and Bacon Protocol[00:03:00] What is Bacon Protocol?[00:07:45] What is the bHOME token?[00:10:01] Is Bacon a stablecoin issuer backed by mortgage loans?[00:10:44] How is return generated for investors?[00:13:09] What houses does Bacon accept as collateral?[00:14:39] How Decentralized is Bacon Protocol?[00:19:08] What makes Bacon Protocol unique from competition like Centrifuge?[00:21:30] Interesting stats on Bacon Protocol[00:23:41] What can the mortgage industry take advantage of beyond the usual NFTs?[00:26:44] Bacon Protocol’s future plansWatch the Podcast on YoutubeWebsiteBacon Protocol - - Social MediaBacon Protocol:
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Alex Salnikov, Co-founder of Rarible. Alex gives us an insight into the world of Rarible and how it uniquely differentiates itself from other NFT marketplaces in this booming NFT space![00:00:00] Intro[00:01:44] Alex’s background and his favourite NFT(s)[00:03:47] What is Rarible?[00:12:10] Rarible’s differentiation to other NFT marketplaces [00:14:25] The motive behind decentralizing Rarible through governance tokens[00:18:47] How is the Rarible community different from other communities?  [00:20:42] Minting directly from marketplace contracts vs self-created contracts[00:22:38] Thoughts on the current state of infrastructure for buying and selling NFTs[00:24:45] What's the most essential feature that's missing from the NFT marketplace?[00:26:00] Rarible’s plans for 2022 onwardsQuotes from the episode:“The state of the industry is quite peculiar these days. I think the industry grown very, very fast.” [00:22:50]“So we'll see how this NFTs penetrate, like basically every part of the media industry I would say.” [00:24:32]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeWebsiteRarible - - MediaRarible:
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Stephen Young, Co- Founder of NFTfi. Stephen gives us an insight into the world of NFTs, the challenges faced unique to NFT-type loans and how NFTfi aims to pave the way for NFT loans! [00:00:44] Intro[00:01:52] Stephen’s professional career and artistic background[00:02:37] What is NFTfi and how does it work?[00:06:04] Stephen’s favorite NFT?[00:08:57] Challenges faced: NFT vs. DeFi type loans[00:13:07] Why is provenance important?[00:16:56] What creates value for NFTs?[00:23:55] The correlation between mindset and value in NFTs[00:29:03] Thoughts on fractionalization NFTs[00:31:51] How to address the core issues faced by NFT holders?[00:37:54] How do you spot a fake NFT?[00:43:00] Stephen’s thoughts on NFT collecting[00:50:40] NFTfi’s plans for 2022Quotes from the episode:“when NFTs came around and, you know, really allowed me to take my professional career where like having a history in software development, as well as finance and combine it with one of my private passions, which is art” [00:02:25] “...what we allow on NFTfi is, it allows people with NFTs to get a cryptocurrency loan using the NFT as collateral.” [00:02:43]“NFTfi is a peer to peer marketplace, where people with NFTs can list their NFTs on our platform and people with capital, can then make them offers to give them loans on those NFTs, using them as collateral.” [00:02:52]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeWebsiteNFTfi - - MediaNFTfi:
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Caleb Sheridan, Core Developer of the Eden Network. Caleb gives us an insight into MEV, the current issues faced with transactions, and how the Eden Network aims to solve it.[00:00:45] Intro[00:01:12] Caleb’s background and how he started in crypto[00:03:14] How miners process transactions on the Ethereum Network[00:05:23] MEV and miner networks explained[00:07:25] Eden Network’s role in overcoming the issue with MEVs[00:09:05] Eden Network and how it allows priority queues in NFT mints[00:11:15] Is this the best method to process blocks? How the Eden Network benefits miners[00:13:04] ETH 2.0 and what impact it has on Eden Network[00:14:57] Should we be concern with Proof-of-Stake?[00:21:21] Thoughts on EIP4488 and it’s effect on the Eden Network[00:23:41] Eden Network’s big role in ETH 2.0[00:25:23] Caleb’s advice on shaping the future network's successQuotes from the episode:“It's very easy to lose money using Ethereum, even when submitting transactions.” [00:25:39] “My advice would be to do your own research and look into alternative ways to submit your transactions, to get better results.” [00:26:00]“If everybody on Ethereum did this or everybody on Ethereum, used all of the options that are at their disposal, we would be seeing a lot less money going into the pockets of harmful MEV bot operators.” [00:26:06]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeWebsiteEden Network - - MediaEden Network:
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Evan Kuo, Founder and CEO of Ampleforth. Evan gives us an insight into the mechanism of Ampleforth, its algorithmic unit of account AMPL, and how he thinks stablecoin will evolve and co-exist with fiat.[00:00:40] Intro[00:01:08] Evan's background and how he started in crypto[00:04:10] What is AMPL?[00:06:12] AMPL versus stablecoin[00:09:09] What separates AMPL from other units of account?[00:13:50] Thoughts on the stablecoin mechanisms[00:18:16] The mechanism of Ampleforth protocol[00:20:33] How do we increase adoption of stablecoin outside crypto?[00:25:25] Thoughts on regulator’s concern on stablecoin risk[00:27:25] Will stablecoins replace fiat currency?[00:29:28] Ampleforth’s plan for the next five yearsQuotes from the episode:“So what can't Bitcoin do? What can't ETH do? Well, they're vulnerable to unit price volatility, and that undermines their ability to be used for contract denomination.” [00:13:24] “We need to build a decentralized unit of account that is better than existing alternatives.” [00:13:34]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeWebsiteAmpleforth - - MediaAmpleforth:
In this episode, Zhong, head of research at CoinGecko is joined by Joseph Pallant, Founder and Executive Director of Blockchain for Climate Foundation. Joseph discussed his background in carbon markets and blockchain, the foundation’s work in putting the Paris Agreement on blockchain, and its next step to making an impact on the environment.[00:00:40] Intro[00:01:21] Joseph's background in carbon markets and crypto space[00:03:44] About Blockchain for Climate Foundation[00:09:53] What are internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (IMTOs)?[00:14:47] More on ITMO targets for different countries[00:17:22] The foundation’s aim and aspects it’s trying to improve[00:23:02] Clarifications on BITMO and the origin of the name[00:23:33] Working with government organisations and whitelisting process[00:26:09] Thoughts on the ITMO issuance process[00:29:50] Thoughts on private sector involvement[00:32:12] Will BITMO be tradable in open markets?[00:34:44] Merging of blockchain and carbon markets[00:37:27] The foundation's next step and future plans[00:39:54] Final notes on the foundationQuotes from the episode:“Back in 2017, when I sort of fell a second time on to the concept of Ethereum and to the work it was doing, really jumped in both feet recognizing the commonality between carbon markets and how blockchains work” [00:03:14] “And so we feel by building more transparency, we can get more trust and confidence of the global community to use article 6.2 ITMOs and be able to fund countries and the underlying projects there to help beat climate change.” [00:14:36]“What kind of magically happened was that this fecund broad Ethereum community was able to create all the tools that we would need to build this tool of our wildest dreams.” [00:25:04]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeWebsite Blockchain for Climate Foundation - - Social Media Blockchain for Climate Foundation:
In this episode, Benjamin Hor, market research analyst of CoinGecko is joined by Teddy Woodward, co-founder and CEO of Notional Finance. Benjamin interviewed Teddy on the mechanism of Notional Finance, key differences that makes them unique, the importance of their governance token NOTE, as well as their future plans in 2022.[00:00:36] Intro[00:01:35] What is Notional Finance?[00:02:03] How does Notional ensure that it achieves fixed interest rates?[00:04:20] More about Notional Finance V2 [00:07:33] Interesting statistics and data about Notional[00:08:48] Key differences between Notional and other competitors?[00:12:25] Why are fixed interest rates important?[00:14:17] The market size for fixed interest rate space[00:16:00] Thoughts on the sophisticated financial instruments in crypto[00:17:30] The importance and utility of governance tokens[00:20:50] Advantages and disadvantages of Notional[00:22:55] The future of DeFi lending products[00:24:55] Notional’s plans for the end of the year and 2022Quotes from the episode:“Notional is a decentralized protocol built on Ethereum that enables users to borrow and lend crypto assets at fixed rates of interest.” [00:01:44]“Most of the newer fixed rate protocols stuff like you know, Pendle or Element, these focus exclusively on lenders. So they allow people to lend their crypto at a fixed rate and they don't allow people to borrow crypto at a fixed rate. And so like on Notional of course we allow you to do both.” [00:09:30]“I think once you lower transaction fees, you're going to see just like a ton of new users come in. So I think layer twos are going to be critically important.” [00:23:35]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeLinksNotional Finance - - MediaNotional Finance:
In this episode, Benjamin Hor, market research analyst of CoinGecko is joined by Brandon Millman, co-founder and CEO of Phantom wallet. Benjamin interviewed Brandon on the background of Phantom, the differences between Phantom and other crypto wallets, their plans for NFTs, as well as their upcoming plans for Phantom.[00:00:38] Intro[00:01:45] What is a wallet in crypto space?[00:05:31] Why is Phantom built on Solana?[00:08:15] What separates Phantom from other wallets?[00:10:21] Phantom’s plans for NFTs[00:12:16] Interesting stats on Phantom[00:16:15] Thoughts on the front end designs of dApps[00:18:05] Future features that can be introduced into crypto wallets[00:23:50] Plans for Phantom in the second half of 2021 and 2022Quotes from the episode:“The most concrete plans we have right now is, number one, we want to support the NFT community on Ethereum by giving them a wallet where they can view their NFTs.” [00:10:52]“In August we actually saw 2.3 million SOL stakes total, which at today's price is like around $260 million. And then we have an in-wallet swapper. We saw $105 million through that.” [00:13:07]“Wallet is just not this static place to hold coins, can actually also be your sort of identity in this sort of Web 3.0 world.” [00:20:11]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeLinksPhantom - - MediaPhantom:
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Tegan Kline, co-founder and business lead at Edge & Node. Bobby interviewed Tegan on the background of The Graph, the relationship between the Edge & Node and The Graph, the different roles to earn GRT, as well as their upcoming plans for The Graph.[00:00:38] Intro[00:01:26] What is The Graph and why is it needed?[00:07:49] The Graph is the Google of Web3[00:09:17] Relationship between Edge & Node and The Graph[00:12:07] Stats of The Graph’s Mainnet[00:14:45] Earning GRT as curators, indexers and delegators[00:21:05] The decentralization of the subgraphs[00:23:44] Thoughts on the multi-chain crypto ecosystem[00:26:39] Plans for The Graph in the second half of 2021Quotes from the episode:“Google is a really large company and there are many elements to Google, aside from just indexing and querying. And I think those will likely come in the blockchain space over time. And that's really why Edge & Node is there to kind of solidify that, so that blockchains become the future of the internet quickly.” [00:08:22]“There's also over 3.1 billion GRT staked in the network currently. That's 31% of the total supply, so that number keeps increasing as well.” [00:14:35]“You can be a liquidity provider on Uniswap, a delegator on The Graph and you can earn passive income that could potentially be more than what you're earning in your day job currently.” [00:19:49]Watch the Podcast on YouTubeLinksEdge & Node. - - Graph (GRT) on CoinGecko - MediaEdge & Node:
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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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