DiscoverWeb3 Talks: Stories & Tips from the Builders#28: Pedro Gomes, Co-Founder @ WalletConnect | From wallet improvement idea back in 2018 to one of the most omnipresent web3 communications protocols
#28: Pedro Gomes, Co-Founder @ WalletConnect | From wallet improvement idea back in 2018 to one of the most omnipresent web3 communications protocols

#28: Pedro Gomes, Co-Founder @ WalletConnect | From wallet improvement idea back in 2018 to one of the most omnipresent web3 communications protocols

Update: 2022-09-19
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WalletConnect is one of the most omnipresent protocols in the web3 space. It’s used by Uniswap, OpenSea, Instagram & 450+ other apps. Today we welcome Pedro Gomes, Co-Founder of WalletConnect, who tells us about the protocol’s history, presence, and future.




1:27 How Pedro ended up in crypto thanks to his fintech experience


3:47 Why MetaMask was revolutionary and how Pedro got inspired to bet on the mobile experience


6:37 How have WalletConnect acquired its first users in 2018 & why was it both easier and harder than starting today


8:25 Why making WalletConnect a neutral brand was so important


9:59 What’s WalletConnect’s product design process?


14:18 How they decided to work on new WalletConnect features and why balancing security & convenience has been so challenging


20:25 How the way they set up WalletConnect let them acquire partners such as Instagram without a business development department


22:17 How Pedro needed to find a common denominator for WalletConnect to build a community around it


24:15 Why transforming WalletConnect into a venture let them speed up the development process & how they built new amazing features in WalletConnect v2


28:50 What’s WalletConnect plan for making money


30:18 What features do wallets miss


32:39 Why Pedro finds cross-chain projects amazing


36:37 His most pleasant web3 memories


38:02 Where to follow WalletConnect


38:40 Pedro’s ideas for guests

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#28: Pedro Gomes, Co-Founder @ WalletConnect | From wallet improvement idea back in 2018 to one of the most omnipresent web3 communications protocols

#28: Pedro Gomes, Co-Founder @ WalletConnect | From wallet improvement idea back in 2018 to one of the most omnipresent web3 communications protocols

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