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Author: Conor Svensson

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In Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, founder of Web3 Labs speaks to those folk changing the face of finance and other industries with web3 and blockchain technologies. Each week he speaks to a new guest who shares insights from their own journey with web3, giving you the chance to learn about challenges they’ve faced along the way, and how it's impacting their industry right now and will in the future.
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In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, dive into the intricate world of blockchain with our exploration of "The Blockchain Multiverse: The Future of Public and Private Networks." Uncover the evolving landscape of permissioned and permissionless networks, the significance of private networks in regulated industries, and the exciting prospects of the multi-chain future.Key Highlights:Migration Dynamics: Delve into the ongoing migration to Layer 2 and Appchains and understand the impli...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, we discuss the unintended repercussions of fintech's rapid expansion and the transformative potential of Web3 as a solution. Explore the complexities of fintech's scale-centric approach, the plight of unbanked individuals, and the promising lifeline that Web3 technologies offer.Key Highlights:Fintech's Scale Dilemma: Understand how fintech's emphasis on automation and scalability inadvertently excludes individuals who don't fit the predetermine...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, we delve into the cutting-edge landscape of decentralized finance with a focus on "DeFi's New Frontiers: Restaking, Liquid Staking, and the Rise of LSD Tokens." Join us as we unpack the potential of restaking in Ethereum, explore the emergence of Liquid Staking Derivative (LSD) tokens, and navigate the exciting opportunities and risks in DeFi's latest innovations.Key Highlights:Restaking Opportunities: Understand the impact of restaking in the ...
In the latest episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives we discuss the pressing question: Can AI revolutionise Web3 UX? Your host explores the challenges users face with current applications, the potential for AI to streamline experiences, and the crucial trust-building needed for this transformative shift.Key Highlights:Web3 Challenges: Uncover the persistent clunkiness of Web3 applications, from browser-based wallet frustrations to transaction fee complexities. AI's Role: Explore the transfor...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives we delve into the transformation of funding models in the Web3 space. Uncover the challenges of sustaining grant-funded projects, explore the dichotomy between open-source ideals and commercial viability, and discover innovative approaches like impact staking and dApp staking. Key Highlights:Web3 vs Traditional Funding:Trust-based funding in Web3Open-source culture reducing administrative burdensBalancing open-source goals with commercial s...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, delve into the dynamic landscape of blockchain adoption. Explore the nuanced race between public and private networks striving for mainstream acceptance. Uncover regulatory milestones, contrasting adoption patterns, and predictions for the future of blockchain technology.Key Highlights:Regulatory Milestones: Discover recent global regulations impacting the crypto and blockchain sphere, including pivotal moves by Beijing, Hong Kong, and the EU.P...
Join us in this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives as we unravel the intriguing relationship between Magic: The Gathering, NFTs, and the digital realm. Delving into the story of the most expensive Magic card ever found, we explore the parallels between manufactured scarcity in trading cards and the evolving landscape of NFTs as a distinct asset class.Key Highlights:Uncover the captivating tale of the one-of-a-kind Magic card, linked to J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic One Ring.Examine the strikin...
In this episode of "Web3 Innovators Perspectives," we unravel the ongoing storm surrounding blockchain technology. Despite recent skepticism, our exploration delves into the resilience of web3, drawing parallels to historical innovations that faced initial skepticism. Join us as we navigate the current landscape, addressing regulatory challenges, the delicate balance of accreditation, and the evolving dynamics between CeFi and DeFi.Key Highlights:Regulatory Challenges: Examine the critical ro...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, we delve into the recent $62M exploit on Curve Finance, a leading decentralized exchange in the DeFi ecosystem. Explore the challenges faced by liquidity providers, the Vyper bug's role in the exploit, and the implications of Curve's founder pledging CRV tokens. Uncover the ongoing struggle to manage software vulnerabilities in decentralized applications and the risks associated with stacking DeFi apps. Join us for a deep dive into the complexi...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, we delve into the compelling argument for a Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF). From the Winklevoss Twins' initial proposal to the current wave of applications from major players like Blackrock and Fidelity, join us as we navigate the evolving landscape of crypto investments.Key Highlights:1. Evolution of Sentiment: Explore the changing sentiment towards crypto and the potential approval of a Bitcoin ETF after six years of industry development....
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, we delve into the transformative potential of crypto and DeFi in the world of traditional finance. Join us as we explore the key takeaways from our conversation.Key Takeaways:The Dominance of Stablecoins:Discover how stablecoins, whether tied to fiat currencies or other assets, are poised to reshape the financial landscape.Learn about innovative stablecoin models like Circle's and Paypal's, and their implications for asset distribution.Tokeniza...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Perspectives, we dive deep into the core value of 'Being Useful,' inspired by the life mantra of the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger. Join us as we uncover the profound connection between Arnold's wisdom and the fundamental principles of Web3, exploring how this mindset shapes the decentralized future.Episode Highlights: Introducing Arnold Schwarzenegger's mantra: "Be Useful" and its relevance to the Web3 community. The importance of being us...
In this episode, we delve deep into the fascinating world of open source and technology altruism with a focus on the remarkable journey of Web3j. As we explore the evolution of open-source software and the challenges it brings, we also uncover the innovative strategies that sustain projects like Web3j. Key Takeaways:1. The Age of Abundance:Explore how developers' roles have undergone a significant transformation over the years.Understand the pivotal role of Web3j in this evolving landsca...
Join your host, Conor Svensson, on the Web3 Innovators podcast as he welcomes this week’s guest, Igor Mandrigin, CTO and co-founder of GatewayFM. With extensive experience in tech, blockchain, and large-scale infrastructure, Igor shares his journey from scepticism to enthusiasm for crypto and blockchain technology and his insights into scalability, zero-knowledge proofs, and the future of infrastructure. You’ll also discover how GatewayFM is transforming the Web3 landscape by providing d...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators Insights, we discuss the world of blockchain technology, focusing on Ethereum's remarkable journey to becoming the cornerstone of the decentralized universe. Join us as we explore key concepts, challenges, and the promising future of Web3.Episode Highlights:Ethereum's Vision Unveiled:Delve into the visionary foundations of Ethereum, designed not just as a digital currency but as a revolutionary smart contract and decentralized application platform.Discover t...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators, host Conor Svensson explores Declan Fox's remarkable journey from driverless cars at Jaguar Land Rover to his role as product lead at Linear, an Ethereum Layer 2 network. Declan shares his motivation for entering the blockchain world, emphasising its potential to empower users and reshape industries. The conversation highlights Linear's zero-knowledge-based EVM roll-ups, solving enterprise challenges and transforming blockchain scalability and privacy.Key M...
In this episode of "Web3 Innovators," host Conor Svensson interviews Sebastiano Bea, Director of Product at Mythical Games, a next-generation game technology studio.Sebastiano shares insights into how blockchain technology and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are transforming the gaming industry. He discusses Mythical Games' successful titles like "NFL Rivals" and "Nitro Nation", emphasising their approach to creating games that are accessible to a mass market while incorporating blockchain element...
In this episode of the Web3 Innovators Podcast, host Conor Svensson interviews Gautam Dhameja, Solutions Delivery Director at Parity Technologies. Gautam shares his journey into the blockchain space, explaining the concepts that initially captured his attention, the challenges of data reconciliation, and the potential of decentralisation and immutability. They discuss Parity's role in the Polkadot ecosystem, the significance of solutions engineering, and the importance of balancing secur...
In this episode of Web3 Innovators, your host Conor Svensson chats with Oleg Giberstein, COO and co-founder of Coinrule. Coinrule is a user-friendly platform for automated trading in the crypto space. Oleg shares his journey from a background in banking and risk roles to diving deep into the world of crypto and blockchain. He discusses the concept of non-state controlled currencies, the challenges and potential of DeFi, and the importance of liquidity for the adoption of crypto. They also tou...
In this episode of the Web3 Innovators podcast, Conor Svensson, founder of Web3 Labs, interviews Rajesh Sinha, Co-founder and COO of Launchnodes. Launchnodes is focused on providing non-custodial, enterprise-grade Ethereum solo staking services on leading cloud platforms and client-zone hardware. Rajesh discusses his journey from traditional finance roles to founding Launchnodes, his insights into the potential of blockchain technology, and the evolution of staking and its impact on the finan...
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