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Weekly deep dives on the most important themes in crypto - from decentralized finance to governance.

Learn from developers and investors at the forefront of crypto with host by Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi). Not financial advice.

Jul 17, 2019

User acquisition is one of the least covered topics in crypto. This week, Augur creator and Pantera Capital's co-CIO Joey Krug joins us on the show to change that.

We talk about:

  • How Augur bootstrapped its first users
  • UI/UX tradeoffs in decentralized apps
  • How Augur plans to become self sustaining
  • Companies building on...


Jul 5, 2019

We continue our dive into blockchain interoperability!

I speak with Blocknet's co-founder Arlyn Culwick on how their cross-chain protocol works, and why Blocknet takes a Layer 2 approach (instead of Polkadot/Cosmos' Layer 1) to interoperability. We discuss:

  • Arlyn's concerns with Polkadot and Cosmos
  • Why Blocknet focuses...


Jul 1, 2019

What are "dark pools"? Listen to this deep dive into financial privacy, dark pools, and interoperability with Singapore based project, Ren Protocol. CTO Loong Wang and I touch on:

  • How do dark pools work - and why decentralize them?
  • How would regulators react to privacy enhanced DeFi?
  • How does interoperability work in...


Jun 24, 2019

Veteran trader Seth Rubin wants to create better, more transparent financial products. So he co-founded Market Protocol, a decentralized derivatives project on Ethereum. This week, Seth joins me in discussing

  • Why do we need decentralized financial derivatives?
  • How does Market differ from other projects - like dYdX...


Jun 17, 2019

Edgeware is Polkadot's first smart contracting parachain. Co-founder Dillon Chen and I dive deep into the project and discuss:

  • What is Edgeware and how is it related to Polkadot?
  • Why is Edgeware building on Substrate?
  • How does Edgeware think about governance?
  • Lockdrop vs. airdrop vs. merkle mine

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