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The Delphi Ventures Podcast

English, Technology, 1 season, 403 episodes, 2 days, 1 hour, 36 minutes
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Bi-weekly episodes on investing in the digital asset industry. Hosted by Tom Shaughnessy, Co-Founder and Co-lead of Delphi Ventures.
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Decentralization Unleashed: The Astria Approach to Rollup Sequencing

Josh, the co-founder of Astria, discusses the journey from data availability layers to building a shared sequencer network. He explains the concept of shared sequencing and its advantages, such as amortizing the cost of engineering and providing a competitive experience for rollup developers. He also addresses the trade-offs and constraints of using a shared sequencer, including the block time and potential lock-in. Josh highlights the target market for shared sequencers and the potential value accrual in a world where multiple rollups tap into the same shared sequencer. Astria is focused on building a shared sequencer for rollups, which allows for faster and more cost-effective transactions. The market is still evaluating the cost and security trade-offs of shared sequencers versus centralized providers. The architecture of a shared sequencer relies on a distributed network, but it remains to be seen if it can be cost-competitive in the market. There is also an ideological question of where to draw the line between a developer building an app-specific rollup on a centralized sequencer and writing to a base layer. The landscape of optimistic rollups versus ZK rollups is constantly evolving, with ZK technology progressing significantly. Base sequencing refers to rollups that are purely dependent on the block producers of the L1, while shared sequencing involves a separate sequencing layer. Astria's go-to-market strategy involves vertically integrating and building their own rollups on top of the shared sequencer to demonstrate its viability. ⁠Josh's Twitter - https://twitter.com/Jskybowen Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 17:14 Target Market for Shared Sequencers 25:11 Value Accrual in a World with Shared Sequencers 32:41 The Evolving Landscape of Optimistic Rollups and ZK Rollups 44:11 The Definition and Challenges of Base Sequencing 50:41 Astria's Go-to-Market Strategy: Vertically Integrating and Building Their Own Rollups Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
4/18/202457 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gui Laliberte and Avichal Garg: Integral's Accounting Suite Driving Backoffice to Zero

Integral is a financial operations and accounting platform for companies with Web3 assets. It simplifies financial workflows and provides real-time access to financial information. The platform saves businesses time and frustration by automating tasks such as bookkeeping, payroll, and payments. Integral enables companies to manage their crypto assets, track transactions, and generate financial statements easily. It also facilitates global operations, complex money flows, and multiple asset classes. The platform is part of the larger transformation in capital formation and the redefinition of companies in the Web3 era. Integral is an accounting software for the future of composable Web3 companies. It aims to facilitate the operations of businesses beyond just accounting, including tax, payments, payroll, and financial planning. By providing accurate and real-time data on business finances, Integral enables founders and large corporations to make better decisions and manage their assets more effectively. The platform also offers benefits such as reducing the need for internal controllers, automating processes, and improving efficiency. Integral serves a range of clients, including startups, large brands like Nike, and VC firms. The company is also exploring the use of AI to enhance legibility and provide proactive recommendations. Gui's Twitter⁠ Avi's Twitter Drew's Twitter Chapters 00:00 - Introduction and Background 08:39 - Overview of Integral and its Benefits 31:25 - The Composable Nature of Integral in the Web3 Era 45:13 - Enhancing Legibility and Providing Proactive Recommendations with Integral Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
4/16/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tory Green: io.net’s 500,000 GPUs Powering Crypto x AI on Solana

io.net is a distributed training and inference project built on Solana. They aim to solve the problem of the GPU shortage in the AI industry by building a decentralized network that connects underutilized GPUs from multiple sources. Ionet uses clustering technology to combine GPUs from different geographic locations, allowing for more efficient and cost-effective AI compute. They are attracting both web2 and web3 customers, with a focus on inferencing, which makes up the majority of the market. The goal is to decentralize the AI ecosystem and prevent big tech companies from controlling all aspects of AI. io.net is a decentralized AI network that provides GPU compute power for AI workloads. They are focused on solving the compute aspect of decentralized AI and offer a network of choice for users to perform inference, fine-tuning, and training. The team is driven by a sense of urgency and executes quickly, following operational best practices. They have a disciplined go-to-market approach, targeting Series A to seed-generated AI companies. io.net aims to be the currency at the center of decentralized AI and is exploring the possibility of building a decentralized model marketplace and expanding into other areas like gaming and zero knowledge. Tory's Twitter Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Ionet 01:03 Solving the GPU Shortage 13:24 Attracting Web2 and Web3 Customers 27:51 Building a Decentralized Model Marketplace 29:47 The Role of Crypto in Incentivizing Participants 32:37 Easy Onboarding for GPU Workers 34:00 Organic Demand and Onboarding Sales Process 37:20 Choice and Flexibility in Compute Options 43:22 Conquering the Three Key Stakeholders in Decentralized AI Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
4/8/202456 minutes, 30 seconds
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Degen Chain and L3s: What's Next

The conversation explores the concept of Layer 3 (L3) blockchains and their potential impact on the crypto industry. L3s offer unlimited customizations with near-zero gas fees, allowing for limitless creativity and experimentation. The discussion focuses on Degen, a community built on the L3 chain, and its journey from a tipping functionality on Forecaster to launching its own L3. The founders of Syndicate, the team behind Degen's L3, explain the need for L3s and the benefits they provide to different types of applications. The conversation also touches on the future of L3s and the potential for further customization. Degen Chain, an L3 solution built on top of Ethereum, offers low gas fees and customization options for developers. The ability to customize blockchains is seen as a powerful feature, and Degen Chain aims to pull customizations from startups specializing in that space. L3s are designed for customized functionality, while L2s are for scaling. Interoperability between L3s is a vision that many in the space are pursuing, and there are different approaches to achieving it. The security and value capture of Ethereum are important considerations, but the focus should be on usage and adoption. Degen Chain is just the beginning, and there is excitement about the future development and growth of on-chain communities. Ian's Warpcast Will's Warpcast Jacek's Warpcast Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Disclosures 01:06 Understanding Layer 3 (L3) Blockchains 11:50 Benefits of L3s for Different Types of Applications 29:18 Degen Chain: Low Gas Fees and Customization 31:06 L3s vs L2s: Customized Functionality vs Scaling 32:04 Interoperability: A Vision for L3s 34:32 Usage and Adoption: The Key Metrics 36:30 The Future of On-Chain Communities Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
4/3/202459 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nous Research: Crypto x AI Masterclass, 30 Million Model Downloads, Bittensor Subnets and Launching a Matrix Style World Simulator

In this conversation, Jeff from Nous Research discusses their work on open source models and the BitTensor subnet. They address the challenges of ranking models on platforms like Hugging Face and the need for a more reliable and commercially viable model ranking system. Nous Research has developed Nous Hermes, an open source model that can be fine-tuned to follow specific instructions. They also created the BitTensor subnet, which allows developers to submit their models and rank them against synthetic data generated by GPT-4 and Claude. The goal is to approximate the state-of-the-art models and incentivize the creation of high-quality models. The conversation explores the potential of synthetic data generation, the future of model selection, the world simulator and amorphous applications, the intersection of AI and crypto, concerns and risks in the crypto AI space, the inevitability of AGI, the role of crypto in AI, regulation and over-regulation in crypto AI, the potential interaction between AGI and centralized systems, proof of personhood and verifying authenticity, and Nous Research's mission and focus. Jeffrey's twitter Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Noose Research and Open Source Models 07:12 Overview of Nous Hermes and Fine-Tuning Models 26:30 Challenges with Open Source Models and the Need for BitTensor 32:10 Ranking and Reputation in BitTensor Subnet 34:27 Approaching GPT-4 with BitTensor 37:42 The Potential of Synthetic Data Generation 39:07 The Future of Model Selection 41:29 The World Simulator and Amorphous Applications 44:48 The Intersection of AI and Crypto 48:32 Concerns and Risks in the Crypto AI Space 51:17 The Inevitability of AGI 53:35 The Role of Crypto in AI 56:01 Regulation and Over-Regulation in Crypto AI 58:52 The Potential Interaction Between AGI and Centralized Systems 01:05:24 Proof of Personhood and Verifying Authenticity 01:10:04 Nous Research's Mission and Focus 01:12:26 Attracting AI Developers to Nous Research Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
3/30/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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ETH Denver Crypto x AI Panel: Casey Caruso, Colin Gagich and Vassilis Tziokas

Recorded Live at ETH Denver 2024, this conversation explores the intersection of crypto and AI, discussing the need for decentralized AI models and the challenges of achieving this. The participants highlight the importance of keeping AI open and driven by people, rather than organizations. They discuss the potential of blockchain and Web3 technology to enable new business models and address the limitations of centralized AI companies. The conversation also touches on the role of incentives and tokens in driving innovation in the crypto AI space. The discussion concludes with an examination of BitTensor and the potential for future advancements in crypto AI. The conversation explores various themes related to the intersection of crypto and AI. It discusses the value of outside judgment in rating AI systems, the concept of a hive mind, and exciting use cases in the crypto and AI space. The projects AGI Guild and Morpheus are highlighted, along with the decentralized data warehouse Space and Time. The potential of utilizing unused data in DeFi protocols and the decentralized chat GPT platform MyShell.ai are also discussed. Concerns about OpenAI's dominance, the collaboration between Web2 and Web3, and the concept of zero party data are explored. The conversation also touches on the potential of data DAOs and crowdsourcing, the idea of minimum viable centralization, and the inflection point of decentralized AI and compute. Tangible innovation in ZKML and decentralized data, the importance of edge compute, and the need for decentralized inference are further examined. Casey's Twitter Colin Gagich Vassilis Twitter Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 01:54 The Need for Crypto and AI 06:29 Challenges of Decentralizing AI 09:18 Building Better Models with Web3 13:31 Innovation and Value in Crypto AI 19:11 BitTensor and the Future of Crypto AI 24:18 The Value of Outside Judgment 25:14 The Concept of a Hive Mind 25:43 Exciting Use Cases at the Intersection of Crypto and AI 26:33 AGI Guild and Morpheus Projects 27:32 Space and Time: Decentralized Data Warehouse 29:26 Utilizing Unused Data in DeFi Protocols 29:53 Decentralized Chat GPT with MyShell.ai 30:48 Concerns about OpenAI's Dominance 34:00 Web2 and Web3 Collaboration 35:11 The Concept of Zero Party Data 37:30 The Potential of Data DAOs and Crowdsourcing 38:06 Minimum Viable Centralization 40:29 The Inflection Point of Decentralized AI and Compute 43:45 Tangible Innovation in ZKML and Decentralized Data 45:35 The Importance of Edge Compute 46:30 The Need for Decentralized Inference Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
3/13/202445 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ethan Sun and Santiago Santos: Bringing Crypto x AI Experiences to Millions with MyShell.AI

In this episode, Tommy and Santiago interview Ethan Sun, the co-founder of MyShell, a decentralized platform for creating and staking AI native applications. They discuss the evolution of AI over the past decade, the importance of consumer-facing applications, and the potential for AI to enhance daily life. Ethan explains how MyShell empowers creators to easily build AI experiences and the role of incentives in the platform's ecosystem. They also explore the future of MyShell, its competition, and the scalability challenges in the AI crypto space. In this conversation, Ethan Sun, the co-founder of MyShell, discusses the future of AI agents and the potential for personalized AI companions. He explores the idea of AI agents that understand individual needs and can perform tasks without explicit instructions. The conversation also touches on the improvement of underlying models and the role of human feedback in reinforcement learning. Ethan shares his thoughts on the differences between OpenAI and Crypto AI and the potential for crypto to empower the open source community. He discusses MyShell's end game and the importance of creators in the platform. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the challenges of incentivizing different parties within the system. Takeaways MyShell is a decentralized platform for creating and staking AI native applications. The focus of MyShell is on consumer-facing applications that enhance daily life. The platform makes it easy for non-technical creators to build AI experiences without coding. Incentives play a crucial role in the MyShell ecosystem, rewarding creators and users for their contributions. The future of AI agents lies in personalized companions that understand individual needs and can perform tasks without explicit instructions. Improving underlying models and gathering human feedback are crucial for enhancing AI agents and reinforcement learning. Crypto AI has the potential to empower the open source community and provide incentives for creators to monetize their work. MyShell aims to create a platform that enables creators to build personalized AI applications and attract a wide range of users. The hardest party to incentivize within the system is the creators, who play a crucial role in unifying models, users, and stakeholders. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:01 The AI Stack and MyShell's Focus 07:01 Creating AI Experiences on MyShell 09:47 Easy Creation of AI Experiences 12:45 Applying Incentive Models to AI 16:34 Incentivizing Creators and Users 27:41 Competition and Differentiation 32:41 Web2 vs Web3 and Scalability 39:42 The Future of AI Agents 42:23 Improving Underlying Models and Data 45:04 Creators' Ideas and Applications 48:42 OpenAI vs. Crypto AI 51:09 Crypto's Impact on Open Source 56:02 MyShell's End Game 01:00:08 AGI and Human Feedback 01:04:19 Ratio of Creators to Users 01:06:40 Excitement and Concerns about Crypto AI 01:09:47 Incentivizing Supply and Demand 01:10:16 The Importance of Rules and Restrictions 01:12:04 Blockchain Infrastructure and Deployment 01:14:17 Hardest Party to Incentivize Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠. As an additional disclosure, Delphi Ventures is invested in MyShell.AI --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
3/8/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 54 seconds
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Orkun Kilic: Technical Dive Into Citrea, Bitcoin's First Zk-Rollup

In this podcast, we dive deep into the world of Bitcoin scalability solutions with Orkun Kilic, the co-founder and CEO of Chainway Labs, the company behind Citrea - Bitcoin's first zero-knowledge (ZK) rollup. Orkun provides a detailed background on the journey that led to the creation of Citrea, explaining how recent upgrades to Bitcoin's protocol like SegWit, Taproot, and the Ordinals protocol paved the way for new possibilities by enabling arbitrary data storage on the blockchain. This opened up a design space for building scalable layer 2 solutions on top of Bitcoin. The core innovation behind Citrea is the use of ZK proofs and the groundbreaking BitVM (Bitcoin Virtual Machine) primitive to create a trust-minimized bridge between Bitcoin's base layer and the Citrea rollup. Orkun goes into the technical depths of how BitVM works, allowing off-chain virtual machine computations to be proven valid on Bitcoin's blockchain through an interactive fraud proof verification game. Citrea's EVM compatibility and the plan to attract developers by tapping into Bitcoin's trillion-dollar liquidity are covered in-depth. Orkun envisions Citrea becoming a "programmable liquidity layer" enabling DeFi protocols, stablecoins, and innovative decentralized applications while inheriting Bitcoin's security and decentralization. With its comprehensive technical insights and forward-looking perspectives, this episode is for anyone interested in the future of programmable money on Bitcoin. Key Links Citrea: https://citrea.xyz Socials Orkun’s Twitter Can's Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Bitcoin, Citrea, ZK Rollup, Scalability, BitVM, Optimistic Bridge, BTC, Programmable Liquidity, Developer Ecosystem, DeFi, Stablecoins, Decentralized Applications, Turing-Complete, Trust-Minimized, Ordinals, Taproot, SegWit, Data Compression, State Diffs, Throughput, Adoption, Ethereum, Layer 2 (L2), Chainway, --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
3/1/202441 minutes, 15 seconds
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Keith Singery: A Conversation with an Extremely Knowledgeable Bittensor Validator

In this episode, Keith Singery, a prominent validator and thought leader in the Bittensor ecosystem sits down with Tommy and Michael to share his unique perspective on the project's mission to democratize AI and create a decentralized alternative to the centralized models dominating the field. They delve into the intricate dynamics of Bittensor, including the incentive mechanisms that fuel the network's miners and validators, the potential for a "Cambrian explosion" of specialized AI models, and the vision of a future where individuals can customize their own AI assistants tailored to their needs and values. Keith passionately argues for the necessity of decentralized AI as a counterweight to the increasing control of tech giants over our access to information and the shaping of our worldviews. Drawing parallels to the open-source software movement, he paints a compelling picture of a world where the intelligence landscape is shaped by the collective efforts of the many, rather than the dictates of the few. This wide-ranging conversation touches on fascinating topics such as the potential for AGI to emerge from decentralized networks, the role of crypto incentives in driving AI development, and the challenges of monetizing the Bittensor ecosystem. Whether you're a crypto enthusiast, an AI aficionado, or simply someone intrigued by the cutting edge of technology, this episode offers a thought-provoking glimpse into the future of decentralized intelligence. Key Links Bittensor: https://bittensor.com Keith’s Podcast: https://bittensor.guru Socials Keith’s Twitter Michael’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Bittensor, Decentralized AI, Open-Source Models, Incentive Mechanisms, AGI, Democratizing AI, Crypto Incentives, AI Monetization, Keith Singery, BitTensor Validator, AI Ethics, Customizable AI Assistants, Michael Rinko, Tommy Shaughnessy, TAO, AI, ChatGPT, OpenAI, Crypto, $TAO, #TAO. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
2/20/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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Keone Hon of Monad: 10,000 TPS & Full EVM Equivalence - A New Era for Ethereum Apps

In this episode, Keone Hon dives deep on Monad, a high-performance Ethereum-compatible layer 1 blockchain focused on delivering high performance and drastically lower transaction costs. We discuss Monad's key technical innovations like MonadBFT consensus, parallel execution, and a custom database enabling 10,000+ TPS. Keone explains how these breakthroughs allow complex 100K gas transactions costing just a fraction of a cent, 100x cheaper than even leading Layer 2s. We also explore how Monad achieves this while maintaining decentralization and a rich developer experience via full EVM equivalence. Tune in to learn why Monad could be a game changer for builders and users looking maximize performance and minimize costs. Key Links Monad: https://www.monad.xyz Socials Keone's Twitter Monad’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. As an additional disclosure, Tom Shaughnessy the host is an angel investor in Monad. Keywords Monad, Keone Hon, EVM, Layer 1, high performance, low cost transactions, Ethereum Virtual Machine, EVM compatible, parallel execution, consensus, decentralization, developers, Monad xyz, Tommy Shaughnessy, Delphi Digital, Delphi, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message
2/13/202453 minutes, 52 seconds
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Simon Harman: Chainflip's Cross-Chain Swaps Enable Crypto's On-Chain Future

Simon Harman, founder of decentralized cross-chain swap protocol Chainflip, joins us for an in-depth discussion on the future of trading in crypto. We cover the motivation behind building a decentralized exchange focused on major layer 1 assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the technical challenges with supporting Bitcoin, and how ChainFlip achieves fast, no-slippage swaps. Simon explains ChainFlip's advanced liquidity architecture including the JIT AMM, which allows liquidity providers to bid on trades in real-time. We discuss the debate around active versus passive liquidity and why active liquidity management is essential for competitive pricing. Looking at sustainability and security, Simon shares his views on how to define profitability for DeFi protocols and how ChainFlip captures value to incentivize FLIP token holders. He also walks us through ChainFlip’s extensive testing and processes to prevent hacks. With cross-chain interoperability on the rise, we get Simon’s thoughts on the app chain thesis and why application-specific blockchains have advantages over generalized smart contract platforms. Key Links Chainflip: https://chainflip.io Socials Simon’s Twitter Chainflip’s Twitter Can's Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Decentralized exchange, DEX, Cross-chain swaps, Bitcoin swaps, Ethereum swaps, Trading, Liquidity, Tokenomics, Sustainability, Security, ChainFlip, Simon Harman, Tommy Shaughnessy, Can Gurel, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Cross Chain, Exchange, Bitcoin, Ethereum,
2/2/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 10 seconds
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Logan Jastremski: Solana vs Celestia's Endgame and The High Throughput Blockchain Thesis (In Person Episode)

Logan Jastremski, Co-founder of Frictionless Capital, sits down for an in-person podcast with Tommy to discuss scaling solutions for high throughput blockchains. They dive into integrated chains like Solana versus modular approaches like Celestia, balancing decentralization and performance, Layer 2 rollups, the differences between downtime and reorgs, and more. Logan breaks down his views from a first principles perspective and where he thinks the infrastructure is heading long-term. Join them as they unravel the future of high throughput blockchains through an enlightening exchange of ideas and expert analysis. Key Links Frictionless Capital: https://www.frictionless.fund Socials Logan’s Twitter Frictionless Capital’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords crypto, blockchain, decentralisation, censorship resistance, transaction speeds, scalability limitations, data availability sampling, throughput bottlenecks, layer 2 rollups, sharding, virtual machines, consensus mechanisms, nakamoto coefficients, nodes, amortisation, sustainability, solana, celestia, high throughput, logan jastremski, frictionless, frictionless capital, high throughput blockchain scaling, intergrated chains,
1/23/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ethena Labs: Fully Collateralized Stable Coin That Can Deliver Double Digit Organic Crypto Native Yield

Guy Young joins Delphi Ventures' Yan Liberman us to discuss Ethena’s novel approach to creating a stablecoin that is censorship-resistant, scalable, and yield-generating. We explore how Ethena achieves these goals through a crypto-native stablecoin called USDE that generates yield by collateralizing staked ETH and shorting ETH futures. The conversation provides unique insight into the mechanics and incentives underlying USDE's design. We also discuss second-order implications of the product capturing significant market share in the future and explore pathways for further decentralization over time. The episode sheds light on an innovative stablecoin built to be resilient across market cycles. It serves as a fascinating case study on the delicate balance between pragmatism and principles in crypto design. We also touch on future opportunities to integrate USDE's outsized yields into DeFi protocols in synergistic ways as adoption grows. Key Links Ethena Labs: https://www.ethena.fi Socials Guy’s Twitter Ethena Labs’s Twitter Yan’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. DV is an investor in Ethena. Keywords stablecoin, yield farming, ethereum staking, futures basis trading, dual asset collateralization, decentralized finance (DeFi), total value locked (TVL), market resilience, open interest, cryptocurrency adoption, tokenomics, crypto derivatives, lending protocols, money markets, fixed income, decentralized governance, stablecoin regulations, tether, market share, proof of stake economics, staked cryptoassets, USDE, ethena, ethena labs, USDC,
1/18/202442 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nick Emmons: Crypto x AI Will Change The Fabric of Society and DeFi Powered AI Is the First Step

AI innovation is accelerating rapidly, but centralized control threatens equitable access and distribution. Can decentralized coordination unlock AI's full potential? We explore this question with Upshot CEO Nick Emmons on his mission to decentralize AI models and architect mechanisms for specialized models to work together. We dive into Upshot's network architecture, machine learning pricing models for NFT valuations and DeFi, reimagining incentives and IP protections, challenges facing decentralized models, and whether crypto startups can realistically compete against data and talent-rich Big Tech. Get Nick's forward-looking view on if decentralization can reshape access, power, and innovation in AI - as well as predictions on AGI evolution timelines and crypto's role in advancing an open and participatory AI future. Don't miss this forward-looking glimpse into the AI decentralization uprising from one of its leading voices. Summary: The vision and roadblocks for decentralizing AI models outside of Big Tech's walled gardens Architecting coordination mechanisms for specialized AI models to work together Reimagining the crypto-AI stack from data to models to applications Ensuring model IP protections while enabling collective intelligence Who wins? Evaluating if crypto startups can realistically compete against AI giants Predictions on AGI timelines and decentralization impacting access Key Links Upshot: https://upshot.xyz Socials Nick’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠**https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠** Youtube: ⁠⁠**https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠** Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Additional disclosure: Upshot is a Delphi Ventures portfolio comp Keywords Decentralized AI, AI centralization, crypto vs Big Tech, decentralized AI models, AI coordination mechanisms, crypto AI stack, financial AI models, NFT valuations, AI incentives, model IP protection, collective intelligence, specialized AI models, verifiable AI, generative AI models, AI infrastructure, AI applications, AI, UpShot, BitTensor, Nick Emmons, Delysium, AGI, TAO, Proof of Alpha, NFT, DeFi, DePin
1/15/202453 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ala Shaabana: Beyond the OpenAI Silicon Valley Echo Chamber: Decentralizing AI with Bittensor

Ala Shaabana joins us to discuss the compelling vision behind BitTensor - a decentralized network aiming to democratize access to AI models and development. He provides an inside look at the technical architecture and incentives powering this novel system. We delve into recent events highlighting flaws in centralized AI governance, using OpenAI's board drama as a case study. Ala contrasts this with BitTensor's community-driven approach to align AI progress with shared human values. Beyond technical details, we explore philosophical questions around AI development pathways. Ala weighs a future of continued concentration in big tech versus decentralized progress through platforms like BitTensor. He makes a thoughtful case for the latter route to drive innovation equitably. Touching on applications built atop BitTensor, intriguing use cases emerge from specialized subnets meeting localized needs unattainable via generalized models from a single provider. Ala sees room for growth across research, commercial applications and hobbyist experimentation alike. He also discusses BitTensor's roadmap to dissolve its own foundation over time, completing the decentralized vision through demonstrable self-governance. This podcast provides a window into next-generation infrastructure springing up to unlock AI's benefits to society in an inclusive way. Show Notes Website: bittensor.com Socials Ala’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords BitTensor, Ala Shaabana, Decentralized AI, AI Governance, Validator, Miner, Subnet, OpenAI, TAO Token, $TAO, AI, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto Exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto Regulation, Crypto Investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency Adoption, Future of money, Financial Freedom
11/21/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Robert Leshner: Superstate's Strategy of Integrating Trillions in Real-World Assets into DeFi

Robert Leshner has been at the forefront of DeFi since founding Compound in 2017. Now he's on a mission to bridge traditional finance and crypto with his new venture, SuperState. In this episode, Robert provides an inside look at SuperState's plans to tokenize real-world assets like US Treasuries, allowing crypto protocols to access their yields. He explains why asset tokenization has been slower than expected, citing lack of demand for esoteric assets targeted in early experiments. They discuss how Treasuries are an ideal first asset class to tokenize due to high investor demand and yields above what's available on-chain today. Robert believes bringing real-world assets on-chain will transform finance by making them programmable and composable. Reflecting on lessons from Compound, Robert explains how SuperState is taking an institutional investor-focused approach from the start. He also shares his perspective on the current DeFi landscape and what he looks for when investing in early-stage founders. Robert provides unique insights only someone of his experience could offer. He remains focused on the big picture - bridging TradFi and crypto to expand what's possible in DeFi. Show Notes Website: Superstate Email: [email protected] Socials Robert’s Twitter Superstate’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Tokenization, T-Bills, Yield, Real World Assets, Compound, SuperState, DeFi, Crypto, Treasuries, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto Exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto Regulation, Crypto Investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency Adoption, Future of money, Financial Freedom
11/13/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chris Burniske: The Solana Thesis, Wisdom From Building Placeholder and The Psychology of Investing

How do experienced crypto investors analyze and adapt their strategies over time? Get insights from Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder VC, on the firm's journey investing in crypto networks. From Bitcoin's early days to Ethereum's rise and now Solana, Chris explains their evolving philosophy. He shares thoughtful perspectives on building founder relationships, managing liquidity, evaluating growth vs. value, and more. For investors interested in understanding crypto networks, this episode provides an insider's view on crypto venture investing. Join the conversation! Show Notes Placeholder Socials Chris’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Venture Capital, Crypto Investing, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Liquidity Events, Founder Relationships, Network Effects, Growth Strategy, Placeholder, Value Strategy, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom
11/6/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Steven Goldfeder & Ed Felten: A 2014 Classroom Idea to The $10B Scaling Technology Arbitrum, ZK Technology Flaws and Interactive Fraud Proofs

Co-founders of Offchain Labs, Ed Felten and Steven Goldfeder take us back to 2014, when a classroom idea sparked their vision for scaling before Ethereum even launched. Learn why they believe interactive fraud proofs provide unparalleled security guarantees compared to ZK-rollups, and dive into how these fraud proofs technically work. Gain valuable perspective from Felten and Goldfeder on the flaws plaguing zero knowledge proofs and the overly optimistic claims made about their capabilities. Whether you're a developer evaluating layer 2s or an investor tracking the scaling wars, don't miss these insights from pioneers in the space who've been thinking about these problems longer than almost anyone else. Socials ⁠Steven's Twitter⁠ ⁠Ed’s Twitter⁠ ⁠Tommy’s Twitter⁠ Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠. Keywords Ethereum, Scaling, Layer 2, Rollups, Arbitrum, Optimistic rollups, ZK rollups, ZK Proofs, Fraud proofs, Decentralization, Sequencer, Proof Systems, Ethereum Future, Web3 Scaling, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom
10/31/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Eli Ben-Sasson: Starkware as End-Game ZK Technology, The Pros and Cons of Launching ZK on Ethereum and Optimistic Rollup Concerns

Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-founder and President of StarkWare, joins this podcast episode to discuss scaling blockchains like Ethereum with ZK proofs and validity rollups. He provides an in-depth look at how StarkWare is using its Cairo language and ZK-VM to enable scalability, privacy, and computational integrity on Ethereum. Topics covered include: The role of Ethereum and validity rollups in the future ZK landscape Surprises and innovations in ZK proof research Pros and cons of ZK-EVMs vs ZK-VMs for blockchain scaling StarkWare's technology for asserting computational integrity On-chain gaming and other applications uniquely enabled by ZK proofs Decentralizing the sequencer and Starknet's roadmap Elliptic curve risks and the need for quantum-resistant proof systems This episode offers key insights on blockchain scaling and the impact ZK proofs will have on Ethereum and Web3 development. It's essential listening for anyone interested in the technical side of Ethereum and ZK proof adoption. Show Notes StarkWare Socials Eli’s Twitter Avi’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Ethereum, ZK Proofs, ZK-STARKs, Zero Knowledge Proofs, Validity Rollups, Starkware, Scalability, Privacy, Cairo, Blockchain Scaling, Ethereum Scaling, ZK-EVMs, ZK-VMs, Computational Integrity, Cryptography, Proof Systems, Ethereum Future, Web3 Scaling, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom
9/28/202359 minutes, 11 seconds
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dYdX's Antonio Juliano: The Largest Perpetuals Exchange with $1 Trillion In Cumulative Volume Transitions To A Cosmos Appchain

On this episode of the Delphi Podcast, Tommy and Jose spoke with Antonio Juliano, founder of dYdX, about their goal to build the largest crypto exchange through a focus on decentralization and derivatives trading. They discussed dYdX's ambitious vision and the risks they are taking to achieve it, including building their own Cosmos-based blockchain called dYdX Chain. Antonio explained how this custom blockchain will allow them to optimize performance and features specifically for trading perpetuals and derivatives. They also explored dYdX's approaches to decentralizing frontends, reducing MEV, and leveraging order books over AMMs to serve their prosumer crypto trading audience. Antonio shared his perspective on competition from both centralized and decentralized exchanges, and his views on the future landscape of app chains and blockchain platforms. An insightful conversation about dYdX's technology decisions and product roadmap aimed at disrupting the status quo and becoming a top global crypto exchange over the next 5-10 years. Show Notes dYdX Socials Antonio’s Twitter Jose’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords dYdX, Antonio Juliano, Cosmos, blockchain, app chains, decentralized exchange, DEX, perpetuals, derivatives, trading, order books, AMMs, DeFi, crypto exchange, centralization, decentralization, frontends, MEV, competition, future, technology, roadmap, product, performance, customization, risks, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom
9/25/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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Anoma's Christopher Goes: Intents Are Real

Christopher Goes, co-founder of Anoma and Nomad, joins Tommy and Can to discuss how he envisions intents becoming the primary interface for blockchain applications. They explore how Anoma is building an architecture focused on user intents, rather than transactions, and how this enables greater composability, privacy, and flexibility. Chris provides his unique insight on the evolution of privacy, comparing privacy as an asset, service, and eventually default. They also discuss mechanics of intent pools, liberating users from centralized solvers, and the importance of fungible trust relationships. Show Notes Anoma Socials Christopher’s Twitter Can’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Intents, User Intents, Intent-Centric Architecture, Intent Pools, Intent Composability, Counterparty Discovery, Privacy by Default, Privacy as an Asset, Privacy as a Service, Privacy as Default, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Trust Networks, Reputation Systems, Sybil Resistance, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Liquidity Fragmentation, Transaction Fees, Miner Extractable Value (MEV), Front Running, Censorship Resistance, Permissionless Systems, Surveillance Capitalism, Anoma, Nomad, Christopher Goes, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom
9/18/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Travis Kling: Binance Deep Dive From FTX Survivor

In this episode Tommy is joined by Travis Kling, founder of Ikigai Asset Management, he discusses his investigation into Binance. Travis breaks down the timeline of events at Binance over the past year, including large BTC transfers, executives leaving, and getting banned in multiple countries. He also explains why he believes there could be a liability mismatch and "hole" in Binance's balance sheet, similar to what happened with FTX, and how this could impact the chances of a Bitcoin spot ETF approval. Despite his own painful experience with FTX, Travis shares an inspiring message of perseverance and purpose. Are your funds really SAFU? Tune in to find out. Show Notes Travis Kling Tweet on Binance Events CFTC Binance Action SEC Binance Charge DOJ and Binance Article Socials Travis Kling’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Keywords Binance, CZ, Changpeng Zhao, FTX, Bitcoin, Spot ETF, Allegations, Proof of reserves, Travis Kling, Ikigai Asset Management, Perseverance, Binance, CZ, Changpeng Zhao, FTX, Bitcoin, Spot ETF, Allegations, Proof of reserves, Travis Kling, Ikigai Asset Management, Perseverance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom
9/7/202358 minutes
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Kyle Samani and Nick White: Are Modular or Monolithic Blockchains The End Game Design?

In this spirited debate podcast episode, Tommy is joined by Kyle Samani, Co-Founder of Multicoin Capital, and Nick White, COO of Celestia Labs, to discuss the future of blockchain infrastructure. Kyle lays out the case for integrated blockchain platforms like Solana and Aptos that optimize for scalability, while Nick argues for the flexibility of modular networks like Celestia. They dive deep into the core philosophies underpinning modular versus monolithic designs when it comes to topics like scalability, verification, composability, and more. Kyle and Nick exchange perspectives professionally on whether modular systems or integrated chains will become the optimal architecture for blockchains in the long run. This intellectually stimulating discussion provides insight into the reasoning behind two schools of thought on blockchain infrastructure design. Learn about the end-state visions from Kyle and Nick as they civilly debate this important topic for the future of crypto and Web3. Resources The Hidden Costs of Modular Systems by Multicoin Capital Socials Kyle’s Twitter Nick’s Twitter Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Multicoin Capital Disclosure Although our guests this week are managing partners of a registered investment adviser, nothing in this podcast should be considered an offer of Multicoin’s investment advisory services or should otherwise be confused for investment, tax, legal or other financial advice. Keywords blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralization, web3, modular systems, integrated platforms, scalability, throughput, latency, flexibility, customizability, developers, smart contracts, consensus, proof of stake, interoperability, bridges, atomic composability, rollups, ethereum, solana, celestia, aptos, multicoin capital, infrastructure, architecture, verification, security, nodes, validation, governance, regulation, modular blockchain, monolithic blockchain,
9/1/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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Friend(.tech) or Foe: Coinbase's Base Chain's Uptake, EVM's market share and Catalysts for the Market

Jose, Yan, Duncan and Ceteris discuss the craze of friend.tech, what it is, how it works and what it might bring to the table, as well as talk about Coinbase's new L2 and their views on ETFs, liquidity and the markets. Subscribe to the Hivemind podcast here Disclosures: Nothing said on The Hivemind is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. The podcast is strictly for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Jose, Yan, Duncan, Ceteris, and our guests may advise or hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed. Delphi's transparency page can be viewed here. Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital YouTube: https://youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital
8/28/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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James Seyffart, Scott Johnson and Hal Press: Are Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs are Inevitable?

In this episode, Tommy speaks with James Seyffart, Scott Johnsson, and Hal Press about the latest developments in the long-running saga to get Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) approved by the SEC. They discuss the current filings from major players like Grayscale, BlackRock, and ARK Invest, provide analysis on Grayscale's lawsuit against the SEC, and debate the timeline and likelihood of approval. The experts also examine the potential market impact and discuss how an ETH futures ETF approval could pave the way for a spot Bitcoin ETF. Will the SEC finally approve these products? How would it impact crypto adoption? Tune in for this wide-ranging discussion on the nuances of ETF filings, SEC reasoning, and the uncertain road ahead. As a disclosure the host Tommy currently holds ETHE. Socials ⁠James Seyffart's Twitter Scott Johnsson's Twitter Hal Press's Twitter ⁠Tommy’s Twitter⁠ Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠. Keywords  bitcoin ETF, ethereum ETF, SEC approval, crypto ETF, grayscale bitcoin trust, GBTC, ethereum grayscale trust, bitcoin futures ETF, ethereum futures ETF, spot bitcoin ETF, SEC regulation, crypto regulation, bitcoin adoption, institutional crypto adoption, bitcoin price impact, crypto investing, bitcoin investing, bitcoin IRA, bitcoin in brokerage account, grayscale vs SEC, gensler bitcoin, crypto ETF race, winklevoss ETF, Barry Silbert, digital asset investing, bitcoin institutional adoption, bitcoin mainstream adoption, bitcoin passive investing
8/23/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 21 seconds
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Andrew Kilbride and Matthew Lewis: TestMachine's AI Is Attacking Crypto Code To Surface and Fix Vulnerabilities

In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of blockchain security and the intersection of artificial intelligence with the crypto space. Join us for an insightful conversation with the co-founders of Test Machine, a company dedicated to making smart contracts safer by utilizing advanced AI technology for vulnerability detection. Matt and Andrew share their experiences, insights, and expertise in the realm of smart contract security. They discuss the challenges of identifying vulnerabilities, the potential risks of AI misuse, and the synergy between blockchain technology and AI in enhancing data reliability and security. Whether you're a developer, investor, or simply curious about the future of blockchain, this episode offers valuable perspectives on the evolving landscape of crypto security. Socials Andrew's Twitter Matt's Twitter TestMachine's Website Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. KeywordsAI-driven security, Blockchain technology, Smart contract vulnerabilities, Test Machine solutions, Crypto security, Ethical hacking, Blockchain data integrity, AI in cybersecurity, Vulnerability detection, AI-powered audits, Crypto ecosystem, Dystopian AI scenarios, Blockchain adoption, AI-Blockchain integration, Defi projects, Ethical hacking tools, Crypto autonomy, Future of blockchain, Financial data protection, Crypto industry challenges, AI,
8/10/202355 minutes, 10 seconds
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Stephen Wolfram: Unraveling the Mysteries of Large Language Models, Intelligence and Autonomous Crypto Agents

In this thought-provoking podcast episode, we discuss the mysteries surrounding Large Language Models (LLMs) and their implications for the future of artificial intelligence (AI) with Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, Wolfram | Alpha & Wolfram Language. We dive into the fascinating world of Large Language Models (LLMs) and their surprising capabilities. He also discusses the underlying scientific principles behind LLMs, including the concept of computational irreducibility, and how they function as probabilistic sentence finishers. Wolfram reflects on the potential applications of LLMs in computational contracts and the challenges of aligning AI systems with human aspirations. As the conversation delves into the future of AI governance, Wolfram explores the complexities of regulating AI and the importance of finding a balance between human intervention and autonomous decision-making. This episode offers a captivating exploration of the evolving landscape of AI and its impact on various industries and job roles. If you enjoy the podcast, please follow us on ⁠Spotify⁠ and rate us 5 stars on ⁠Apple Podcasts⁠. Socials Stephen Wolfram Stephen Wolfram's Website ⁠Tommy’s Twitter⁠ Follow Delphi Digital Subscribe to Delphi Digital: ⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠ Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠ YouTube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures: This conversation is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or investment advice. Actual results may vary materially from any forward looking statements made and are subject to risks and uncertainties. This podcast is not investment advice. Do not buy or sell tokens based off this episode.
7/27/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jesse Pollak: Coinbase Launches Base - An Ethereum L2 Accessible To 100 Million Coinbase Users

Podcast description In this episode we talk to Jesse Pollak, Head of Protocols at Coinbase where he leads the development of Base, Coinbase’s L2 built on the OP Stack. Prior to leading Protocols, he led retail engineering at Coinbase for many years, building Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, and Coinbase Wallet. We explore how Base went from idea to product inside of Coinbase, how Base and Coinbase will reconcile their differences in technical and social centralization, how Base compares to other solutions, and much more. If you enjoy the podcast, please follow us on Spotify and rate us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. Socials Jesse Pollak Base Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Subscribe to Delphi Digital: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital YouTube: https://youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This conversation is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or investment advice. Actual results may vary materially from any forward looking statements made and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Chapters: (0:00) - Introduction (0:58) - History of Base (7:47) - Base vs other L2 blockchains (12:50) - Reconciling Coinbase and Base’s differences (16:08) - Why L2? (20:47) - ZK rollups vs OP stack (29:16) - Growing the Base ecosystem (30:42) - Coinbase’s neutrality framework (32:23) - Base and Coinbase are complementary (34:27) - Base vs other CEX blockchains
7/24/202338 minutes, 31 seconds
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Andriy Mulyar: The AI Trailblazer Making Personal ChatGPT a Reality With GPT4ALL

In this episode, we discuss the impact of AI with Andriy Mulyar, co-founder of AtlasAI and creator of GPT4All. We explore how running local private language models can provide competitive benefits over using public models like ChatGPT without confidential data. Additionally, we delve into the importance of embeddings in AI and their potential impact on understanding data semantically. Finally, Andriy shares his thoughts on crypto/AI overlap, specifically focusing on data provenance as a key area for collaboration. Socials Andriy’s Twitter GPT4ALL AtlasAI Tommy’s Twitter Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠⁠ Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠⁠here⁠⁠.
6/22/202345 minutes, 56 seconds
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Emad Mostaque: Stability AI's Open Source Models To Drive Human Potential vs OpenAI’s One Model To Rule Them All

In this episode of the Delphi podcast, host Tommy interviews Emad, the CEO of Stability.ai, an open source AI company dedicated to democratizing access to AI tech. Emad explains how his company handles the rapidly evolving field of AI and machine learning, including their curation filtering priority setting process and the importance of building all types of models. The discussion also touches on the potential threat of artificial general intelligence to humanity. [00:01:32] Artificial General Intelligence. [00:04:11] Misaligned AI and ISIS. [00:07:26] Need for decentralization in AI. [00:11:17] Optimizing data for aligned AI. [00:13:46] Culture-specific AI models. [00:17:53] Standardized models for intelligence. [00:21:19] OpenAI's objectives and actions. [00:24:07] AGI vs. productivity. [00:30:07] The era of big models. [00:30:51] AI's mind-boggling compression. [00:36:37] Education with AI tablets. [00:38:31] AI's emergent behavior. [00:41:02] AI and Government Control. [00:44:53] New definition of intelligence. [00:48:45] The AI Bubble. [00:52:23] Impact of AI on economy. Socials Emad's Twitter Tommy's Twitter Recent Articles to Note Forbes article against Stability.AI Emad's Response Disclosures Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠here⁠. Keywords Stability.ai, open source AI, machine learning, text to image AI, artificial general intelligence.,AGI, dangers, AIs, humans, fake news,AI, education, healthcare, productivity gains, unemployment, panopticon, centralized control, propaganda, metaverse, regulations, government control, decentralization, distribution, Internet 2.,Google, Microsoft, Meta, AI, China Social Credit Score System.,entity, alignment, national models, data sets, AGI.,information rails, Reddit, structured data sets, AI, business model,data center, cloud, partnerships, revenue, open auditable AI,Google Search, standardized models, primitive building blocks, custom model creation, Amazon SageMaker.,models, business, culture, library, AGI,education, healthcare, AGI, automation, open source A.I.,Amazon, supercomputer, petaflops, ranking, infrastructure.,technology, deals, GPUs, super compute, partners,stable diffusion, clusters, optimization, speed, size,language, AI, productivity, scalability, data,GPT-4, compute, training, language models, productivity increase.,supercomputer, AI, training, terrorism, model weights,Iran, nuclear weapon, technology, AI, government.,GPUs, data, compute, intelligence, deep learning,protests, deep learning models, AGI, swarm intelligence, AI bubble,investing, business model, AI, finance, moats,AI startups, SaaS revenue, exit, Stability, Web3 chains, infrastructure, consolidation waves, CACLTVs, open side, production models.
6/13/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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RISC Zero’s Brian Retford: Zero Knowledge Returns Trust To The World and Interplay of ZK and AI

We sit down with Brian Retford, founder of RISC Zero, to discuss the vision and potential of zero-knowledge (ZK) technology and its impact on the world. ZK technology, although currently in its early stages and with high costs, has the potential to fundamentally change trust assumptions and enable privacy and scalability. RISC Zero's thesis is centered around making cloud computing universally accessible, privacy-focused, and owned by users. By removing barriers imposed by profit-driven cloud players, RISC Zero aims to create an open marketplace for automation and cloud services, challenging the dominance of a few companies in the industry. The conversation delved into the technical aspects of RISC Zero, such as the zkVM (zero-knowledge virtual machine) and its applications. The zkVM allows developers to write programs in various languages and generate proofs to verify their intended execution. RISC Zero targets a wide range of use cases, both within and beyond the blockchain space, aiming to automate manual processes, enhance trust, and ensure privacy. They also discussed Bonsai, an L2 network running on the zkVM, which enables seamless integration of ZK proofs into various blockchain protocols. The podcast explored the interplay between ZK technology and artificial intelligence (AI), highlighting how ZK can serve as a check on automation and support authenticity, privacy, and generative art. While acknowledging the mathematical complexities involved in ZK, Brian emphasized RISC Zero's goal of making it accessible and user-friendly, allowing users to focus on the possibilities it offers rather than the underlying intricacies. The AI angle was discussed in terms of leveraging ZK to enable new forms of social networking that emphasize privacy and individual responsibility. In conclusion, the podcast provided insights into RISC Zero's mission to democratize cloud computing, the potential of ZK technology to revolutionize trust assumptions, and the broad range of applications enabled by the zkVM. The conversation also touched on the future implications of ZK in AI, identity and privacy. RISC Zero aims to overcome the challenges of ZK adoption and create a more open and accessible computing landscape. This summary was written with the help of ChatGPT. Social Links Brian Retford Risk Zero Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. Additional disclosure: Delphi Ventures is invested in RISC Zero.
6/9/202356 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jake Brukhman: Is ChatGPT Alive, OpenAI vs Stability AI’s Approaches to Avoid Killer Terminators, and Scanning Eyeballs with Worldcoin

In this captivating episode of the podcast, we are joined by Jake Brukhman, an expert in OpenAI and large language models (LLMs), to discuss the interplay between AI and crypto. We dive into various thought-provoking topics, starting with the concept of moats in AI and whether they are sustainable in the long term. Jake shares his insights on the limits of LLMs and their future, highlighting their impressive ability to continue text but also shedding light on their inherent limitations. We then explore the intriguing dynamics between established tech giants like Microsoft and Apple and the disruptive potential of AI. Jake shares his perspective on how these incumbents (and OpenAI) may leverage their massive distribution channels and data to maintain their dominance in the AI space. The conversation takes an interesting turn as we discuss OpenAI's cautious approach towards AI progress and their concerns about its potential dangers, contrasting with Stability.AI's more adventurous perspective. Delving into the intersection of crypto and AI, Jake provides valuable insights into the current and future possibilities of AI technology in the crypto landscape. From there, we move into fascinating discussions on far-fetched AI ideas, the potential of AI-driven crypto projects, Paradigm's transition to a Crypto and AI fund, and the intriguing concept of Worldcoin's solution for sybil resistance. Finally, we explore the impact of AI on the traditional job market and the potential for unlocking a greater form of humanity. Jake reflects on his past predictions in the AI field, sharing what he got wrong and how his views have evolved over the years. Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with Jake Brukhman, where we explore the fascinating world of AI and its interplay with crypto. Social Links Jake Brukhman Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/6/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jayendra Jog: Robinhood's GameStop Fiasco Inspires Sei, The Layer 1 For Trading

Sei is a Layer 1 blockchain built for trading. It was co-founded by Jay, who was inspired to create a decentralized trading platform after working at Robinhood during the GameStop trading fiasco. Sei is designed to offer the best trading experience possible, with fast finality, high throughput, and specialization for its core focus. Sei achieves its goals through a number of innovative technologies. These include frequent batch auctions, twin turbo consensus, and parallelization. Frequent batch auctions prevent front running and ensure that everyone gets the same trade price. Twin turbo consensus achieves faster time to finality and eliminates the risk of re-orgs. Parallelization increases throughput and allows for more transactions to be processed per second. Sei is still in its early stages, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way we trade. It is a powerful new tool that could give traders more control over their assets and make the markets more fair and transparent.  Social Links Sei Network Jayendra Jog Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. As an additional disclosure Delphi Ventures is an investor in Sei. 
5/25/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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Jose Macedo: Delphi Labs' Mission to Incubate the Brilliant Crypto Minds of Tomorrow

In this episode, Jose Macedo offers an inside look into the world of Delphi Labs' recently launched Incubator and valuable advice for startups. Episode Overview Insights into project selection process Delphi Labs' multi-decade commitment to lasting legacy Comparison between Delphi Labs Incubator and Y-Combinator model Technical process to guide projects towards success Jose provided valuable insight into the decision-making process behind selection projects for incubation, touching on first principles thinking and inbound ideas from founders. He also discussed how Labs balances incubating projects with near-term profit potential versus those focusing on long-term, game-changing technologies.  Jose shared his unique views on the future of capital formation, the importance of founders building up their EQ to handle the highs and lows of the startup world, and Labs' multi-decade approach that gives founders confidence that they will be a part of a long-lasting brand. Additionally, we delved into the topic of how Delphi Labs compares and contrasts with Y-Combinator's successful incubator model, considering aspects to emulate or avoid. Jose shared his thoughts on building a supportive network for startups, including the importance of adapting and evolving the incubator's model, resources, and support structures to stay relevant in the ever-changing startup ecosystem. He also discussed the technical process behind guiding incubated projects to be the most successful versions of themselves.  Links ⁠Delphi Labs⁠ José Maria Macedo Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. As an additional disclosure the host has ownership interests in Delphi Labs but is not a day to day operator in this entity.
5/9/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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Shadow Realms: Decrypting Privacy with Penumbra’s Henry de Valence

Henry de Valence, one of the deepest thinkers of privacy and the founder of Penumbra joins the podcast for a comprehensive discussion on privacy. Can Gurel, a research lead at Delphi Digital, joins as a co-host given his recent in-depth Privacy report.  In this episode, we covered: The importance of privacy for humans and in crypto Financial privacy as a human right The limits of what can be built on a fully transparent chain Different ways teams deal with regulation in the ever-evolving crypto landscape Whether we can expect most liquidity to be in private form in the next 5-10 years In the technical segment, we dove into various infrastructures of private design, including privacy built on L1s, L2s, dApps and via smart contracts like Tornado Cash. We discussed Penumbra's unique two-phase protocol for privacy vs. concurrent-access-to-state and the potential of threshold decryption as a go-to MEV solution. Our conversation also covered private staking designs, challenges with IBC, and the exciting possibilities enabled by interchain accounts with Penumbra. If you like this episode, share this episode on Twitter and let us know what you think.  Links Penumbra⁠ Henry de Valence Tommy Shaughnessy Can Gurel Can’s Privacy Report Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/2/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 41 seconds
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Karate Kombat: Blood, Sweat, and Battle Royale – Inside the World of a Web3 Owned Fight League

Karate Combat is UFC for the next generation and is built on crypto rails. Co-Founder OnlyLarping joins the podcast to discuss the fight league, tailoring the entire sport for short and engaging experiences, catering to online fans of a younger demographic, bucking the trend by not signing exclusive distribution agreements so the sport is available everywhere and the token dynamics around UpOnly Gaming. This conversation was a ton of fun, we hope you enjoy it. Special thanks to Paul Buralge for his help in planning this episode. Social Links Karate Combat OnlyLarping Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. Additional disclosure: Delphi Ventures is an investor in Karate Combat.
4/25/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Future of Crypto Insurance With Hugh Karp and Robert Forster

Hugh Karp⁠, Founder and CEO of Nexus Mutual, and Robert Forster, executive director of Ease, join to discuss the future of Crypto Insurance. With billions in hacks and new code released every day, insurance will be crucial for the future of Crypto. We talk about why crypto insurance hasn't taken off, how insurance should be priced, the risks of insurance, and more. Social Links ⁠Hugh Karp ⁠Rober Forster ⁠Host Tommy Shaughnessy⁠ Follow Delphi Digital Website: ⁠https://members.delphidigital.io/home⁠ Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital⁠ Youtube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital⁠ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed ⁠here⁠.
4/12/202357 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sreeram Kannan: EigenLayer Is Expanding ETH’s Security to Bootstrap Future Use Cases

Sreeram Kannan, Founder of EigenLayer, joins this episode to talk about the innovative power that EigenLayer is bringing to Ethereum. In this episode we discuss EigenLayer’s data availability layer for ETH L2s to roll down to, which saves costs and solves congestion issues and EigenLayer’s re-staking layer which allows ETH stakers to opt in to support new use cases, earning more yield while accepting more slashing conditions, instead of apps having to roll their own security.  Sreeram is extremely smart (his academic papers ⁠here⁠), I learned a ton during this episode and I hope you do as well. Please share your thoughts and favorite parts of the episode with us on Twitter. Social Links EigenLayer Sreeram Kannan Host Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/28/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 31 seconds
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Caitlin Long: The Regional Banking Crisis, Deposit Only Banks, and Hyperinflation in Germany

Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Custodia Bank, is one of the most passionate guests we’ve ever had on the podcast. In this episode we discuss: The regional banking crisis Outlook for the U.S. Dollar The government blocking deposit only banks that don’t lend out assets FDIC insurance only backing 1% of deposits Hyperinflation in Weimer Germany and comparisons to the U.S. and much more.  Social Links Commissioner Peirce Gabriel Shapiro Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/22/202348 minutes, 45 seconds
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SEC Commissioner Peirce: Inside the SEC with Cryptomom

SEC Commissioner Peirce joins for a conversation centered around her views on the SEC’s approach to Crypto. The conversation covers the current regulation by enforcement strategy, other countries having a more conducive regulatory environment, Commissioner Peirce’s dissenting opinions and much more. This episode is co-hosted by Gabriel Shapiro, GC of Delphi Labs, who offers his deep legal and regulatory knowledge in the crypto space. Social Links Commissioner Peirce Gabriel Shapiro  Tommy Shaughnessy  Follow Delphi Digital  Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/16/202346 minutes, 52 seconds
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Anatoly Yakovenko: Solana’s Endgame In the Midst of Competitive L1 and L2s

In this episode, Delphi Co-Founder and VC Tommy hosts Anatoly Yakovenko, Co-founder of Solana, for an in-depth and energetic episode centered around the core thesis for Solana in the face of other L1 and L2 ecosystems.  Social Links Anatoly Yakovenko Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/13/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 35 seconds
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Nic Carter: Operation Choke-Point 2.0’s Mission To Cut Crypto Off From The Banking Sector Is Underway

In this episode, we're joined by Nic Carter, General Partner at Castle Island Ventures for a far reaching discussion around Nic’s thesis on Operation Choke-Point 2.0; the effort of every U.S. financial regulator to deny crypto firms access to banking services. Social Links Nic Carter Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/28/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 31 seconds
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Miller, Marisa and Sarah: The Definitive Conversation on The Government's Regulatory Assault on Crypto

On this episode Miller Whitenhouse-Levine the CEO of DeFi Education Fund, Marisa T Coppel Policy Counsel at Blockchain Association and Sarah Brennan GC of Delphi Ventures join host Tommy for the definitive episode on crypto regulations. About The Guests Miller Whitenhouse-Levine CEO at DeFi Education Fund The DeFi Education Fund is a nonpartisan research and advocacy group working to explain the benefits of DeFi, achieve regulatory clarity for the future of the global digital economy, and help realize the transformative potential of DeFi for everyone. Marisa T Coppel Policy Counsel at Blockchain Association We are the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a pro-innovation policy environment for the digital asset economy. We work with our members to educate policymakers about blockchain technology and its ability to pave the way for a more secure, competitive, and consumer-friendly digital marketplace. Sarah Brennan GC at Delphi Ventures and Research Tommy Shaughnessy Co-Founder of Delphi Digital and VC at Delphi Ventures Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/21/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 31 seconds
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Can Gurel and Ceteris: The Future of The Crypto On-Chain Experience Will Dwarf The Centralized World

Host and Co-founder of Delphi Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Can Gurel and Ceteris of Delphi Digital Research's Infrastructure team to discuss their Year Ahead for Infrastructure Report. Themes covered include  Recreating the centralized exchange experience on chain. Modular vs monolithic App-specific vs general purpose Developers choosing which chains to build on and why Developer vs consumer build mismatch IBC and the future of bridging.  IBC to Ethereum Chainlink as an important player in cross-chain interoperability for EVM chains MEV considerations across Ethereum, Cosmos and other chains.   Wallet Wars; quest to become the superapp (Standard Wallets vs Smart Contracts vs MPC Wallets) 🧠 Access The Year Ahead for Infrastructure Report Here Social Links Can Gruel Ceteris Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/8/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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DeFi in 2023: Building An On-Chain Binance, Speculation Primitives, DEX Beating CEXs, Ditching veTokens and Futuristic Ideas

Tom Shaughnessy, Co-founder of Delphi Digital, brings on Ashwath Balakrishnan, VP of research at Delphi Digital, and Jordan Yeakley, Research Analyst at Delphi Digital, to cover their Year Ahead for DeFi report. Access the report: The State of DeFi and Where It’s Going We cover: Pushing DeFi Forward: Themes for the Future Theme #1: Tailwinds for DEXs -- A Loss of Trust in Centralized Platforms Theme #2: DeFi Blue Chips Rise From the Ashes Theme #3: 0-1 Speculation Primitives Theme #4: Undercollateralized Money Markets Theme #5: Improving the State of Passive LP Products and Emphasizing Delta Neutrality Theme #6: The Rebirth of UX Aggregators: A Front End for DeFi Theme #7: Ditching veTokens for More Sustainable Alternatives What Surprised Us Surprise #1: Underwhelming Derivatives Traction Surprise #2: Saturation of the Structured Products Space Futuristic Ideas Idea #1: Envisioning a Consumer-Grade DeFi Experience Idea #2: How to Scale Undercollateralized Lending Idea #3: The Advent of True On-Chain Arbitrage Social Links Ashwath Balakrishnan Jordan Yeakley Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/11/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 9 seconds
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Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 8: Santiago Santos & CMS Holdings 

Tommy Shaughnessy continues the crypto venture capital series with Santiago Santos and CMS Holdings. We discuss the FTX fallout, the VC world post-FTX, the core tenets of crypto, and more. This episode was originally hosted on Twitter Spaces.  Social Links Santiago Santos CMS Holdings  Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/29/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ryan Zurrer and Jake Brukhman: Expert Allocators with 21 Years Experience and Investors in Hundreds of Projects Worth Tens of Billions Discuss The State of Everything Crypto

Co-Founder of Delphi Digital Tom Shaughnessy hosts Ryan Zurrer the founder of Dialectic and Jake Brukhman the Co-Founder and CEO of Coinfund. Ryan and Jake are experienced VCs who have been in crypto for a combined 21 years, have invested into hundreds of projects worth collectively tens of billions of dollars.  The three discuss: AI Global Macro  The bear Markets Genesis and DCG solvency Web3 UI, incentives and architecture Issues with DAOs and the goal of investment DAOs NFT Art and the end goal of PFPs (Movies, IP, games) Web3's vision and Web2 incumbent moves like Twitter Social Links Ryan Zurrer Jake Brukhman Tommy Shaughnessy Follow Delphi Digital Website: https://members.delphidigital.io/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphi_Digital Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Delphi_Digital Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Ventures may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/22/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is Crypto Inherently Political? w/ Stephen Palley | Full Disclosure Ep.3

This week on Full Disclosure, Gabe and Sarah are joined by Stephen Palley, a digital commerce partner at Brown Rudick. We discuss whether crypto and law are inherently political industries and Ooki DAO’s defense against the CFTC. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:34) – Is crypto inherently political? (00:04:13) – Analysis of CFTC suing Ooki DAO. (00:09:34) – Regulators picking on the small guy. Social links: Gabe’s Twitter Sarah’s Twitter Palley's Twitter More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/15/202212 minutes, 11 seconds
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Transparent Crypto Regulations w/ Stephen Palley | Full Disclosure Ep.2

This week on Full Disclosure, Gabe and Sarah are joined by Stephen Palley, a digital commerce partner at Brown Rudick. We cover Palley’s path to crypto law, the fallout from Gabe leaking the draft Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act (DCCPA) and which regulator is best suited to crypto. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:51) – Drink of the week. (00:02:21) – Palley’s life as a crypto lawyer. (00:05:37) – Hot takes on crypto law twitter. (00:08:26) – Which regulator is best suited for crypto? (00:12:41) – Closing. Social links: Gabe’s Twitter Sarah’s Twitter Palley's Twitter More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/1/202212 minutes, 28 seconds
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How NFTs are Revolutionizing Media w/ Seth Green, Shaan Bhagat, & Chris Waters

In this episode, we’re joined by Seth Green, Shaan Bhagat, and Chris Waters, the team behind Globitron and the B-bots, an NFT cartoon project. We discuss the challenges of funding in traditional media, what NFTs and CC0 unlock for the industry, the importance of building strong fan communities, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:00) – Origin story of Globitron. (00:08:03) – Hollywood vs. NFTs. (00:12:35) – Getting funded in traditional media. (00:15:51) – Community & a strong social foundation. (00:22:12) – Overview on Globitron and the B-bots. (00:32:27) – CC0 and disruptive models for media. (00:56:01) – The Rising Tide model. (01:06:06) – The B-bots drop. Social links: Seth’s Twitter Chris’ Twitter Shaan’s Twitter B-bots Twitter Masterfile Twitter Resources: B-bots Website Globitron Website Masterfile Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
9/15/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 48 seconds
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Day in the Life of a Crypto Lawyer | Full Disclosure Ep.1

This week on Full Disclosure, Gabe and Sarah talk about their paths into crypto law, the best & worst part of the job, and commentary on the Stabenow Boozman Bill that gives the CFTC jurisdiction on regulating digital commodities. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:55) – Drink of the week. (00:01:22) – Getting into crypto law. (00:12:36) – A day in the life of a crypto lawyer. (00:19:49) – The best & worst part of the job. (00:22:05) – Regulating Digital Commodities / The Stabenow-Boozman Bill. (00:37:28) – Send us your questions! Resources: Gabe’s Twitter Sarah’s Twitter Stabenow-Boozman Bill on Digital Commodities More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
9/8/202238 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Censorship Resistant is Ethereum? With Jon Charbonneau

In this episode, we dive into Ethereum’s censorship resistance with Jon Charbonneau, Research Associate at Delphi Digital. We discuss the effects of OFAC sanctions on Tornado Cash, MEV & builder centralization, mechanisms to mitigate censorship, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:42) – Censorship, Tornado Cash, & OFAC sanctions. (00:03:46) – New actors under Proof-of-Stake (PoS). (00:12:50) – Economics for builders, relayers, & validators. (00:15:47) – MEV on rollups. (00:20:50) – Block builder and relayer centralization. (00:27:49) – Types of censoring on Ethereum. (00:31:00) – Censoring on PoW vs. PoS. (00:35:33) – How does it all play out? (00:46:43) – Building in a quasi-permissioned world. (00:51:07) – Censorship mitigating mechanisms. (00:59:19) – What comes after The Merge? (01:10:22) – Risks of private order flow. Resources: Jon’s Twitter The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ethereum The Complete Guide to Rollups More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
9/7/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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DISRUPTORS: Into the Cosmos Galaxy with Zaki Manian

Our fifth DISRUPTORS guest, Zaki Manian, is the Co-founder of Sommelier Finance and iqlusion. He is a foremost contributor to Cosmos, having helped launch their first testnet. Subsequently, he's furthered the Cosmos roadmap by completing IBC. Zaki joined us for the first live DISRUPTORS to explore: What's next for Cosmos? The masterclass presentation was followed by a Q&A open to all on YouTube Live. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:33) – Overview of Cosmos. (00:12:33) – Cosmos principles. (00:15:38) – What is Cosmos? (00:18:33) – Application-Specific blockchains. (00:22:48) – Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC). (00:28:20) – Modular blockchain architecture. (00:30:50) – Cosmos hub. (00:32:54) – Q&A. Social links: Zaki’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/zmanian Zaki's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zmanian Sommelier's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sommfinance Resources: iqlusion Website: https://www.iqlusion.io/ Sommelier Website: https://www.sommelier.finance/ More 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter: https://delphi.link/PodcastDelphi ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter: https://delphi.link/twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research: https://delphidigital.io/pricing Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed at https://delphidigital.io/transparency.
8/29/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tangent: Investing in Web3 Founders as an Angel Collective w/ Jason Choi

Jason Choi is the Co-founder of Tangent, a collective of successful founders and experienced operators in crypto, investing in Web3 founders. We discuss the premise for an angel collective over other structures, sourcing and filtering deals, potentially scaling Tangent’s structure, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:23) – Jason’s experience at Spartan Group. (00:07:27) – What is Tangent? (00:13:20) – Landing the perfect deal. (00:16:52) – Sourcing and filtering deals. (00:22:38) – Scaling Tangent. (00:24:24) – Adding value to founders / Profit-taking. (00:29:41) – Thoughts on investment DAOs. (00:42:05) – Investing in the application layer. (00:46:30) – Why start Tangent vs. being an angel investor? (00:48:00) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Jason’s Twitter Tangent Twitter Resources: Tangent Website What is Tangent?  Tangent Application Form  More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
8/2/202249 minutes, 35 seconds
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Soulbound Tokens: The Basis of a Decentralized Society w/ Glen Weyl

In this episode, we dive into Soulbound Tokens (SBTs) with Glen Weyl, Co-author of Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul. We discuss the definition of souls & SBTs, the concerns around SBTs, the range of its potential uses, and much more. Glen Weyl is a Political Economist and Principal Researcher at Microsoft, the Founder of RadicalxChange Foundation, and Co-author of Radical Markets. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Glen’s background. (00:02:45) – Introduction to SBTs. (00:06:55) – The what and why of SBTs. (00:17:53) – Standardization of SBTs. (00:21:35) – Potential use-cases for SBTs. (00:32:54) – Unlocking the creator economy. (00:40:46) – What are souls? (00:43:09) – Concerns about SBTs. (00:46:26) – Countering malicious SBTs. (00:49:43) – Key recovery tools. Resources: Glen’s Twitter Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul  Glen’s Website Vitalik on Soulbound Tokens More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
7/26/202256 minutes, 59 seconds
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Civitas: A Play and Earn Community-Driven 4X Strategy Game

In this episode, we sit down with Kent Byers, CPO of Civitas, a play & earn community-driven 4X strategy game. We dive into Civitas gameplay, Kent’s thoughts on Web3 gaming, critiques of crypto games, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Kent’s background. (00:09:01) – What is Civitas? (00:12:07) – Views on Web3 gaming. (00:17:38) – Overview of gameplay. (00:29:44) – The Civitas team. (00:35:15) – Building enduring economies. (00:39:01) – Critiques of crypto games. (00:44:45) – SubDAOs and espionage. (00:50:20) – Civitas roadmap. (00:52:26) – Rapid fire questions. Social links: Kent’s Twitter Civitas Twitter Resources: Civitas Website  Civitas Whitepaper Civitas Linktree More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
7/18/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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Killroy Was Here: Secret Network’s First Feature Film NFT w/ Kevin Smith

In this episode, Tommy Shaughnessy and Nick Steenstra host Kevin Smith (Director of Clerks, Dogma and Tusk) and Guy Zyskind (Co-founder of Secret Network) to discuss Kevin’s new film Killroy Was Here, the first feature film released as an NFT on Secret Network. We cover ownership rights for Killroy NFT holders, Hollywood coming to Web3, bringing up the next generation of filmmakers, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction / Kevin’s history in Web3. (00:04:47) – Secret Network’s Unique NFT mechanisms. (00:11:10) – How Web3 clicked for a traditional film director. (00:21:12) – Ownership and rights for Killroy NFT holders. (00:28:45) – Bringing up the next generation of filmmakers. (00:36:45) – On community funding and making Moose Jaws. (00:41:08) – Hollywood coming to Web3. (00:47:05) – Revenue and governance of Web3 films. (00:57:41) – Relating with the audience. (01:11:10) – Privacy with NFTs on Secret Network. (01:16:20) – Separation of funds and creativity. (01:20:14) – Advice for filmmakers starting in Web3. (01:22:12) – How to get a Killroy Was Here NFT. Social links: Kevin Smith's Twitter Guy Zyskind's Twitter Killroy Was Here Twitter Secret Network Twitter Resources: Killroy Was Here Website Secret Network Website Legendao Discord More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
7/12/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ethereum & Celestia: Designing Modular Stacks

In this episode, Jon Charbonneau hosts John Adler (Co-founder of Celestia) and Dankrad Feist (Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation) for a technical deep dive into designing modular blockchain stacks. The conversation is focused on understanding the subtle differences and design considerations between Celestia and Ethereum, covering fraud proofs versus KZG commitments, the importance of validator sets, Celestiums, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:57) – On Data Availability (DA) and settlement. (00:14:36) – Having a base asset that builds economic security from capturing fees. (00:22:00) – Thoughts on L2 settlement & recursive L3 rollups as a strategy. (00:29:10) – Celestia’s fraud proofs vs. Ethereum’s KZG commitments. (00:42:53) – Tendermint vs. Gasper – the importance of validator sets. (00:55:08) – Thoughts on Celestiums. (01:03:48) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Dankrad’s Twitter John’s Twitter Ethereum Foundation Twitter Celestia Twitter Resources: Ethereum Foundation Website Celestia Website Celestia Github Article on Fraud & DA Proofs Our Previous Interview with John  Celestia on DISRUPTORS  More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
7/11/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Navigating the Challenges of Crypto Regulation w/ SEC Commissioner Hestor Peirce

In this episode, Tommy Shaughnessy and Sarah Brennan, sit down with Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner of the SEC to dive into the crypto regulatory landscape. We discuss the role of the SEC, defining decentralization, Commissioner Peirce’s Token Safe Harbor proposal, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction and disclaimer. (00:01:00) – The role of the SEC in crypto regulation. (00:06:42) – Developers avoiding the United States. (00:11:17) – Thoughts on decentralization and technology. (00:16:26) – The Token Safe Harbor Proposal. (00:21:23) – Accredited investor laws & affecting change. (00:27:31) – Critiques of crypto / Defining decentralization. (00:38:06) – Motivation for being commissioner. (00:44:58) – Balancing the SEC Mandates. (00:50:48) – Other countries' regulations & global coordination. (00:57:59) – Closing. Resources: Commissioner Peirce’s Twitter Commissioner Peirce’s Biography Token Safe Harbor Proposal 2.0 More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
7/7/202259 minutes, 19 seconds
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The State of the NFT Market w/ Andy Chorlian

In this 2-hour special, we sit down with Andy Chorlian, Co-founder and CEO of Fractional, a decentralized protocol that enables collective ownership and governance of one or more NFTs. We discuss all things NFT including Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) airdrop strategy, governance with fractionalized NFTs, Nouns and CC0 NFTs, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:48) – Andy’s time at MakerDAO. (00:10:36) – Getting into NFTs through NBA Top Shot. (00:18:59) – Diving into Fractional. (00:32:54) – Governance with fractionalized NFTs. (00:37:29) – Nouns and CC0 NFTs. (00:49:53) – Traditional companies in Web3. (00:57:17) – Gaming NFTs. (01:06:47) – BAYC and token airdrops. (01:22:09) – Community building. (01:31:40) – Identities and Web3 Social. (01:42:23) – Effects of the bear market. (01:48:26) – Fractional V2. (01:53:27) – NFT market sentiment. Resources: Andy’s Twitter Fractional Twitter Fractional Discord Fractional Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
7/5/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 14 seconds
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Is the Future of Blockchain Interoperability Optimistic? w/ Arjun & Anna

In this episode, we sit down with Anna Carroll (Protocol Lead at Nomad) and Arjun Bhuptani (Founder of Connext) to discuss the blockchain interoperability trilemma, bridge architectures, Nomad’s optimistic design, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:58) – The interoperability trilemma. (00:09:01) – Categories of bridge design architectures. (00:14:18) – Diving into Nomad. (00:31:17) – Optimistic interoperability vs optimistic rollups. (00:44:35) – The relationship between Connext and Nomad. (00:51:05) – Exciting cross-chain applications. (01:07:50) – Are bridges a zero sum market? (01:15:41) – The Ronin hack and security design. (01:23:44) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Arjun’s Twitter Anna’s Twitter Nomad Twitter  Nomad Discord Connext Twitter Connext Discord Resources: Nomad Website Nomad Docs Connext Website  Connext Docs The Interoperability Trilemma The Nomad Design Philosophy More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/28/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 29 seconds
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How NFTs are Transforming Shopify and Commerce | Alex Danco

Alex Danco is the Head of Blockchain at Shopify, a commerce platform that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their products. We discuss Shopify’s shift into Web3, the importance of wallet UX for crypto adoption, the future of NFT-integrated commerce, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:08:15) – Shopify, wallets, and “Web3”. (00:15:06) – Commerce and ownership. (00:21:04) – NFTs and multiplayer commerce. (00:41:26) – Future channels for commerce. (00:47:10) – Building on Shopify. (00:51:18) – Wallets and adoption. (00:56:45) – Favorite merchants and closing. Social links: Alex’s Twitter Shopify Twitter Resources: Alex's Blog Alex's Newsletter Shopify Website Build on Shopify Article on websites More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/14/202259 minutes, 49 seconds
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DISRUPTORS: Demand Destruction and the Exponential Age With Raoul Pal

Our fourth DISRUPTORS guest, Raoul Pal, is the Co-founder and CEO of Real Vision & Global Macro Investor (GMI). Being a foremost thought leader within the global macro space, Raoul shares his outlook on the unprecedented conditions today through the lens of a sound macro framework. What are the implications of money demand destruction? Are we heading into a recession? What does this all mean for crypto? Tune in to find out. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:05:51) – Demand destruction. (00:07:02) – The big picture. (00:22:35) – The dollar wrecking ball. (00:24:32) – Rising rates. (00:27:30) – Putting it all together. (00:36:24) – How does it play out for crypto? (00:44:46) – Q&A. Social links: Raoul’s Twitter Raoul's LinkedIn Real Vision Twitter Resources: GMI Website Real Vision Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/3/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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My Pet Hooligan: Rebelling Against Zuck Corp with Disney-Style Characters

We sit down with Colin Brady (Chief Creative Officer) and Luke Paglia (Chief Operating Officer) from AMGI Studios, the team behind My Pet Hooligan, a desktop PvP video game that takes place in their proprietary Metaverse The Rabbit Hole. We discuss the cultural impact of strong IP, Hooligram technology, Pixar-level expressiveness in-game, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:37) – The power of a global brand / strong IP. (00:10:33) – Overview of AMGI Studios. (00:16:30) – User generated content, immi, and Hooligrams. (00:28:26) – Dive into My Pet Hooligan. (00:46:17) – Roadmap and alpha release. (00:52:54) – Closing thoughts. Social links: Colin’s Twitter Luke’s Twitter My Pet Hooligan Twitter AMGI Studios Twitter Resources: My Pet Hooligan Website My Pet Hooligan Orange Paper AMGI Studios Website  AMGI Youtube More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/1/202257 minutes, 35 seconds
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Blake Robbins: How Crypto Will Change Gaming and The Creator Economy

Blake Robbins is the Principal at Benchmark, an early stage VC firm focused on social, mobile, local, and cloud companies. We dive into all things crypto gaming, how crypto will change the creator economy, finding medium-native use cases, and much more. Blake is a thought leader in the gaming and creator scene. He has helped to build 100 Thieves, one of the largest eSports brands in the world, and worked with top creators like MrBeast. Show Notes: (00:01:02) – Blake’s story. (00:10:58) – The creator economy. (00:18:00) – The state of crypto gaming. (00:23:17) – Creating a metagame within games. (00:28:35) – Player governance. (00:32:27) – Crypto as a new canvas. (00:38:21) – Exciting primitives and tooling. (00:41:36) – Investing approach and philosophy. (00:48:10) – Rapid fire questions. Social links: Blake’s Twitter Benchmark Twitter Resources: Blake’s Website Benchmark Website Creator Economics Youtube More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/27/202256 minutes, 17 seconds
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Friktion: Building DeFi portfolios to Perform Across Market Cycles

In this episode, we sit down with Friktion Labs’ Co-founders, Uddhav Marwaha (CEO) and Alex Wlezien (CTO). Friktion is a full-stack portfolio and risk management platform for individuals, DAOs, and institutions built on Solana. We talk about portfolio construction strategies with Friktion’s Volts, DAO treasury management through Circuits, outlook on crypto derivatives, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:28) – Guests’ backgrounds. (00:03:30) – Introduction to Friktion and derivatives. (00:10:26) – Friktion’s auction mechanism. (00:17:06) – The options OTC market and AMMs. (00:22:10) – Friktion Volts. (00:27:34) – Circuits and portfolio construction. (00:38:12) – Asset correlation in crypto. (00:41:37) – Catalysts for structured products. (00:53:16) – Friktion’s onboarding process. (00:55:12) – The growth of crypto derivatives. (01:02:02) – Conceptualizing Friktion’s token? (01:04:14) – Closing. Social links: Uddhav’s Twitter Alex’s Twitter Friktion Twitter Resources: Friktion Website Friktion Docs  Friktion’s Circuits Friktion Forum More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/25/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 6: Ryan Zurrer of Dialectic AG | BONUS Episode

This is a bonus episode of our crypto venture capital series. Tommy Shaughnessy hosts Ryan Zurrer, Founder and Managing Director of Dialectic AG. We discuss being early to narratives, filtering potential investments, thoughts on the bear market, and much more. Dialectic AG is a capital enterprise focused on delivering outlier returns via synergistic deployment of human and financial capital into alternative assets and compelling, globally diversified opportunities. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:36) – How to be early / staying open minded. (00:10:35) – Exciting new communities. (00:19:52) – Thoughts on investment DAOs. (00:30:32) – Sizing, portfolio construction, and filtering. (00:45:21) – Giving valuable advice to teams. (00:55:15) – Skepticism, first-mover advantage, and communities. (01:08:06) – Thoughts on founders. (01:16:52) – Twitter and crypto social. (01:29:32) – Thoughts on NFTs. (01:43:33) – Cycles and bear Market. (01:55:25) – Closing. Social links: Ryan’s Twitter Dialectic Twitter Resources: Dialectic Website Our Crypto Venture Capital Series More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/21/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 4 seconds
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BLOCKLORDS: A Medieval Grand Strategy Game That Puts Players in Control of Their Own Destiny

In this episode, we sit down with David Johansson, Founder and CEO of MetaKing Studios, the team behind BLOCKLORDS, a medieval grand strategy game where players shape its world and narrative. We dive into the core pillars of gameplay, breeding and battle mechanics, integrating seasons and dynasties, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:44) – David’s background. (00:16:24) – BLOCKLORDS origin. (00:20:43) – Overview of BLOCKLORDS. (00:29:02) – Game rollout. (00:33:10) – Lords and civil war. (00:36:08) – Game mechanics and king gameplay. (00:45:59) – The dynasty system. (00:52:42) – Breeding and seasons. (00:55:48) – Upcoming events. Resources: David’s Linkedin BLOCKLORDS Twitter BLOCKLORDS Website BLOCKLORDS Whitepaper More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/17/202258 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lens Protocol: The User-Owned, Open Social Graph Enabling Composable Social Applications

Stani Kulechov is the Founder of Aave and Lens Protocol, a composable and decentralized social graph that makes building Web3 social platforms easy. We discuss tokenizing online social relationships, giving online social ownership to the users, algorithm tweaking, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:42) – What is Lens Protocol? (00:09:16) – Web3 and social graphs. (00:19:11) – What a decentralized social graph will unlock. (00:33:13) – Web3 social business models. (00:38:48) – Will Lens social graphs become more valuable than Web2 social graphs? (00:42:57) – Apps building on top of Lens. (00:47:43) – Lens’ success. (00:50:53) – What keeps Stani going? Resources: Stani’s Twitter Lens Protocol Twitter Lens Protocol Discord Lens Protocol Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/6/202255 minutes, 21 seconds
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DISRUPTORS: Modular Blockchains for Sovereign Communities With Hacktivist Mustafa Al-Bassam

Most blockchains, as we know them, are monolithic in nature. Nodes take care of its three core functions; consensus, data availability, settlement and execution. In contrast, modular blockchains are fundamentally different – each layer of the stack specializes in one or many of its functions. Soon, anyone will be able to deploy their own blockchain. Having co-founded Celestia, the world’s first modular blockchain network, our third DISRUPTORS guest, hacktivist Mustafa Al-Bassam shares his vision of sovereign communities and how he invented a clever hack to widely redistribute power. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:13) – Hacktivism and power redistribution. (00:07:20) – Bitcoin and blockchain scalability. (00:25:27) – The rise of the modular blockchain. (00:39:21) – Sovereignty in modularity. (00:51:57) – Q&A. Resources: Mustafa’s Twitter Celestia Twitter Celestia Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/3/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 6 seconds
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Webaverse: Pioneering An Immersive, Open Source Metaverse Enabling Community-Built Worlds

In this episode, we sit down with Jin, Avaer, and Ahad from Webaverse, a fully open source and open license web metaverse. We discuss the ethos behind building on open standards, Upstreet, the MMO built on Webaverse, the NFT drop, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:05:44) – What is Webaverse? (00:09:22) – Building on web & open standards. (00:16:05) – The Webaverse stack. (00:28:29) – Upstreet and community world building. (00:34:35) – How players, builders, and projects can get involved. (00:44:18) – Technical roadmap and NFT drop. (00:48:24) – Defining success / value capture. (01:00:08) – Unlocking online 3D worlds. (01:02:24) – Thoughts on the metaverse. (01:11:20) – Rapid fire questions. Social links: Jin’s Twitter Avaer’s Twitter Webaverse Twitter M3 Twitter Resources: Webaverse Website Webaverse User Docs Thread on Webaverse More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/30/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 8 seconds
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Andre Cronje: Out of the Crypto Badlands Into a Regulated Future

In this episode we sit down with Andre Cronje, a renowned DeFi developer and the creator of Yearn. We talk about the reasons behind rallying for regulated crypto, leaving the crypto badlands, the Solidly launch on Fantom, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:05) – Biggest regrets and looking back on Yearn. (00:08:30) – A better path to decentralization. (00:16:40) – Why create regulated crypto? (00:28:06) – What regulated crypto could look like. (00:40:27) – The path to regulation. (01:03:00) – Andre, Fantom, and Solidly. (01:22:24) – Closing. Resources: Andre’s Blog | Article 1 | Article 2 Our Previous Interview With Andre Andre’s Work on Fantom: Fantom contributors (Github) Fantom code walkthrough  Opera consensus paper  Opera transaction ordering  More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/27/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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MetaStreet: Establishing a Liquidity Base Layer for the NFT Credit Market

In this episode, we sit down with Conor Moore and David Choi from MetaStreet, a liquidity routing and scaling solution for peer-to-peer (P2P) NFT-collateralized loan platforms. We discuss the problems with scaling NFT lending, how MetaStreet vaults work, gamifying governance, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:49) – Guests’ backgrounds / starting MetaStreet. (00:08:46) – The state of NFT lending. (00:12:23) – The underwriting process. (00:22:02) – Will loans for floor assets be peer-to-pool? (00:27:21) – Overview and vision of MetaStreet. (00:36:42) – Lending of gaming assets. (00:39:55) – MetaStreet’s governance. (00:52:07) – MetaStreet’s roadmap / beta details. Resources: Conor’s Twitter David’s Twitter MetaStreet Twitter MetaStreet Discord MetaStreet Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/25/202258 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Evolution of AI in Gaming – Aaron McDonald & Brooks Brown

This panel was originally presented by Altered State Machine (ASM) during SXSW 2022. Tom Shaughnessy hosts the discussion between masterminds Aaron McDonald (Co-founder of ASM) and Brooks Brown (Co-founder of NOR) on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in gaming. They discuss the benefits of owning an AI, community governance within games, and normalizing NFTs and the financialization of games. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:07) – AI’s role in gaming. (00:13:44) – Overcoming the fear of AI. (00:18:55) – Why own AI? (00:21:32) – Community involvement in games. (00:33:42) – Competing with large game companies. (00:42:08) – Thoughts on governance in games. (00:49:39) – The game developer’s POV. (00:53:43) – NFTs and financialization of games. Social links: Aaron’s Twitter Brook’s Twitter  Altered State Machine Twitter NOR Twitter Resources: Altered State Machine Website NOR Website Our Previous Interview Featuring Altered State Machine Brooks Brown on DISRUPTORS  More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/15/20221 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Zeta Markets: The Premier Under-Collateralized DeFi Options and Futures Trading Platform Built on Solana

Tristan Frizza is Co-founder and CEO of Zeta Markets, an under-collateralized DeFi futures & options platform built on the Solana blockchain. We dive into Zeta’s under-collateralization mechanism, CeFi options versus DeFi options, the future of DeFi, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:33) – Tristan’s background. (00:08:29) – Why DeFi options protocols have failed to take off. (00:19:12) – Zeta’s pricing and volatility calculations. (00:23:56) – Undercollateralized positions and leveraged trading. (00:29:14) – CeFi options vs. DeFi options. (00:36:20) – Thoughts on structured products. (00:43:25) – Pros and cons of DeFi and CeFi options. (00:51:56) – The role of options outside of speculation. (00:56:57) – Benefits of building on Solana. (01:05:30) – The future of Zeta. (01:09:16) – Rapid fire questions. Resources: Tristan’s Twitter Zeta Markets Twitter Zeta Markets Website Our Interview With Genesis Volatility More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/13/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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Horizon Blockchain Games: How Building a Trading Card Game Led to Web3’s Smartest Wallet

Peter Kieltyka is Co-Founder of Horizon Blockchain Games, a Web3 product and infrastructure company focused on making Web3 fun, simple, and accessible for everyone. We talk about creating the Skyweaver trading card game, Sequence’s key differentiating features, the importance of ERC-1155 tokens in games, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:05:22) – Overview of Horizon and Skyweaver. (00:14:30) – Dive into Sequence, Niftyswap, and ERC1155s. (00:33:15) – The roadmap for Horizon. (00:41:52) – The biggest architectural obstacles in crypto. (00:47:12) – Rapid fire questions. (00:57:10) – Closing. Social links: Peter’s Twitter Horizon Twitter  Sequence Twitter Skyweaver Twitter Niftyswap Twitter Resources: Horizon Website Sequence Website Skyweaver Website Peter’s Road to Web3 talk on Sequence More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/12/202259 minutes, 16 seconds
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Krause House DAO: Empowering Basketball Fans to Buy and Govern an NBA Team

Flex Chapman is the Co-founder of Krause House DAO, a community of basketball fanatics aiming to buy and operate an NBA team. We discuss the feasibility of buying an NBA team, the implications of a fan-governed team, Krause House’s operational structure, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:19) – The inspiration for Krause House. (00:05:57) – Buying an NBA team. (00:13:40) – Structuring Krause House as a DAO (00:21:21) – Governance within Krause House. (00:34:37) – The future of Krause House. (00:39:09) – Closing. Resources: Flex’s Twitter Krause House DAO Twitter Krause House DAO Discord Krause House DAO Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/8/202242 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cryptoys: Collectible, Interactive, and Playable Digital Toys for the NFT Generation

Will Weinraub is the Co-founder and CEO of OnChain Studios, the team behind Cryptoys, collectible and playable digital toys for the NFT generation. We discuss the parallels between Cryptoys and Nintendo, the genesis collection launch, managing privacy on transferable AI, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:26) – The story behind Cryptoys. (00:08:15) – Overview of Cryptoys. (00:19:59) – Kids, artificial intelligence, and data. (00:25:00) – Building on Flow. (00:30:51) – Potential IP partnerships. (00:32:25) – Kids and digital immersion. (00:37:49) – Rapid fire questions. (00:51:34) – Closing. Social links: Will’s Twitter Cryptoys Twitter Cryptoys Discord OnChain Studios Twitter Resources: Cryptoys Website OnChain Studios Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/6/202253 minutes, 41 seconds
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DISRUPTORS: Why DAOs? With Tracheopteryx

“The next Buddha may be a Sangha.” DAOs are the next step in collective development, slated to transform life and work as we know it. We are now at the very beginning, and what we’ve seen is only the edge of the shadow. Our second DISRUPTORS guest, Tracheopteryx, gives a new definition for DAOs, laying out their anatomy, and contextualizing their value. Being a core contributor at Yearn and Coordinape, Tracheopteryx sits right at the frontier of the most decentralized DAOs on the planet. What are DAOs? How do they work? Why do they matter? Tune in to find out. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:02) – Tracheopteryx and Yearn. (00:09:20) – What are DAOs? (00:16:06) – How do DAOs work? (00:39:10) – Why DAOs? (00:45:51) – Q&A Resources: Tracheopteryx’s Twitter Yearn Twitter Yearn Website  Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/4/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Crypto Raiders: Creating an Anti-Fragile Game Economy with Skill-Based Gameplay

We sit down with Nicholas Kneuper (CEO) and Nat Eliason (DeFi and Tokenomics Advisor) of Crypto Raiders, an NFT-based dungeon crawler game on Polygon. We dive into earning passive income with MOBS, $RAIDER and $AURUM tokenomics, composability between Polygon games, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:05:44) – Overview of Crypto Raiders. (00:10:45) – Skill-based earning & tournament mechanics. (00:14:53) – $RAIDER and $AURUM tokens. (00:23:33) – The Crypto Raiders economy. (00:32:23) – Unexpected challenges when building. (00:36:38) – The Crypto Raiders community. (00:45:22) – Balancing accessibility, token value, and the economy. (00:49:37) – The Crypto Raiders roadmap. (00:52:39) – Advice to builders. (00:58:29) – MOBS mechanics and composability across games. (01:06:16) – Closing. Social links: Nat’s Twitter Nick’s Twitter Crypto Raiders Twitter Resources: Crypto Raiders Website Crypto Raiders Blog Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/25/20221 hour, 9 minutes
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Web3 is a Shared Experience: Reka and Raz, Co-Founders of Agora

Closing out our Web3 series, we sit down with Reka and Raz, Co-Founders of Agora, a studio DAO building essentials for communities. We dive into community role management with Guild, connecting Web2 and Web3 communities, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:46) – Overview of Agora and Guild. (00:14:36) – Bridging Web3 and Web2.  (00:19:32) – Thoughts on DAO tooling. (00:30:06) – Community involvement in building. (00:37:16) – Social graphs and privacy. (00:42:12) – What’s missing from the Web3 stack? (00:46:34) – The future of Agora and Guild. (00:51:39) – Where are we in the adoption of Web3? Social links: Reka’s Twitter Raz’s Twitter Agora Twitter Guild Twitter Resources: Agora Website Guild Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/23/202257 minutes
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Web3 is Frictionless Collaboration: Stepan Simkin, Co-Founder & CEO of Squads Protocol

Continuing our Web3 series, we sit down with Stepan Simkin, Co-Founder and CEO of Squads Protocol, a collaborative infrastructure for Web3 native teams. We dive into how Squads facilitates collaboration, the state of DAOs on Solana, onboarding the next wave of users, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:04:04) – How Squads manages governance. (00:06:12) – Governance in Web3. (00:07:56) – DAO tooling on Solana. (00:13:21) – Squads onboarding process. (00:16:37) – DAOs on Solana. (00:25:16) – Interesting DAO tools. (00:29:22) – Bringing in the next wave of users. (00:39:16) – The future of governance. (00:44:24) – Squads’ roadmap. (00:48:24) – Closing. Social links: Stepan’s Twitter Squads Protocol Twitter Resources: Squads Protocol Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/22/202250 minutes, 24 seconds
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BreederDAO: The Metaverse Factory Producing Strategically-Aligned Assets at Scale

In this episode, we sit down with Renz Chong, CEO of BreederDAO, an NFT asset factory for blockchain games. We discuss BreederDAO’s business model, $BREED tokenomics, critiques of the guild model, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction & Renz’s background. (00:04:50) – BreederDAO’s business model & tooling. (00:09:27) – Guild partnerships. (00:12:19) – $BREED token. (00:14:25) – BreederDAO’s competitive edge. (00:18:58) – The team & DAO structure. (00:22:27) – Critiques of the guild-model & guilds. (00:26:25) – Thoughts on play-to-earn / play-and-earn. (00:29:28) – Rapid fire questions. (00:37:46) – BreederDAO’s roadmap & closing. Resources: Renz’s Twitter BreederDAO Twitter  BreederDAO Discord BreederDAO Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/18/202240 minutes, 35 seconds
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Web3 Is Reimagining the Architecture of Applications: Preethi Kasireddy, Founder of DappCamp

Our Web3 series continues with Preethi Kasireddy, Founder of DappCamp, a hands-on experience on how to architect, develop, and scale a Web3 app on Ethereum. We dive into the differences in Web2 and Web3 application architecture including decentralized storage, blockchain querying, L2 solutions and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:38) – Architecture of Web3 apps. (00:18:38) – Thoughts the future of wallets. (00:21:16) – Decentralized storage. (00:28:31) – Querying the blockchain. (00:33:47) – Aggregating fees for users. (00:37:46) – L2 scaling solutions. (00:42:23) – Cross-chain communication. (00:45:01) – Closing questions. Social links: Preethi’s Twitter DappCamp Twitter Resources: DappCamp Website The Architecture of a Web 3.0 Application Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/16/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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Web3 Is the Logical Next Version of the Internet: Sahil Bloom, Investor and Co-Founder of The Room Where It Happens

Our Web3 series continues with Sahil Bloom,  Investor and Co-Founder of The Room Where It Happens. We talk about investing in Web3, differentiating community governance and ownership, onboarding the next generation of users into crypto, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction and Sahil’s background. (00:04:23) – XGamesDAO and governance. (00:11:13) – Community ownership and Reddit. (00:16:17) – Investing in Web3. (00:32:17) – Sahil’s Web3 focus. (00:37:32) – Industries ripe for disruption from tokenization. (00:41:43) – Thoughts on NFTs. (00:43:35) – What is Web3? (00:44:51) – Thoughts on Web3 social and closing. Resources: Sahil’s Twitter Sahil’s Website Sahil’s Podcast XGamesDAO Twitter Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/16/202248 minutes, 50 seconds
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MetaMundo: The 3D NFT Marketplace for Building the Metaverse

In this episode, we sit down with Mark Studholme and Finn Hansen, Co-founders of MetaMundo, a project empowering 3D creators to shape the open metaverse. We discuss how NFT interoperability is technically achieved, MetaMundo’s 3D NFT marketplace, the functionality of MetaPortal NFTs, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:09:00) – Technical structure for NFT interoperability. (00:16:20) – Monitoring and integrating upcoming virtual worlds.  (00:17:38) – Marketplace on MetaMundo. (00:19:26) – Going multi-chain.  (00:21:02) – Launching MetaMundo.  (00:24:22) – The functionality of MetaPortals.  (00:26:15) – Rapid fire questions.  (00:40:17) – Closing. Social links:  Mark’s Twitter Finn’s Twitter MetaMundo Twitter Resources:  MetaMundo Website MetaPortal Video Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/11/202241 minutes, 29 seconds
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Web3 is the Dataverse: Danny Zuckerman, Founder of 3Box Labs & Ceramic Network

Our Web3 series continues with Danny Zuckerman, Co-founder of 3Box Labs. 3Box Labs has been building out Ceramic Network, an ecosystem for decentralized data storage and management. We cover data interoperability in Web3, how Ceramic enables data composability, and why the dataverse is the new metaverse. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction and Danny’s background. (00:03:20) – Distributed data and storage.  (00:07:13) – What is Ceramic Network?  (00:17:32) – Impact of composable data structures / Owning your own data.  (00:28:43) – The business models of Web3 social.  (00:35:19) – What is Web3?  (00:42:11) – The trade-offs of using Ceramic Network. (00:45:02) – The future of Ceramic Network.  (00:48:33) – Closing. Social links:  Danny’s Twitter Ceramic Twitter 3Box Labs Twitter  Resources:  Ceramic Website  3Box Labs Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/9/202251 minutes, 16 seconds
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Web3 is Cryptography for All: Dhadrien, Founder of Sismo Protocol

Our Web3 series continues with dhadrien, Founder of Sismo, a new NFT primitive for private attestations of on and off-chain data. We cover the evolution of the Web3 ethos, the purpose of Sismo and how it works, the future of Web3 identities and privacy, and more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:58) – dhadrien’s background. (00:10:57) – How Web3 ethos has evolved over time. (00:17:06) – What is Sismo? (00:22:18) – Use cases of Sismo. (00:26:46) – Preserving transparency and privacy. (00:35:46) – What Web3 identity looks like.  (00:39:34) – Web3 vs. Web2 identity.  (00:49:50) – Data & business models in Web3 vs. Web2. (00:56:16) – Closing. Social links:  dhadrien’s Twitter Sismo Twitter Resources:  Sismo Website Sismo Blog What is Sismo (Part1) Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Celestia: The World’s First Modular Blockchain Network

In this episode, we sit down with John Adler, Co-founder of Celestia, the first modular consensus and data network to power scalable and secure Web3 applications. We discuss the rise of blockchain modularity, how Celestia solves the data availability problem, plans to bootstrap the Celestia ecosystem, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:46) – Defining Celestia and modular blockchains.  (00:06:23) – Solving the data availability problem.  (00:21:44) – Ethereum rollups vs. Celestia rollups.  (00:28:27) – Why use Celestia?  (00:39:14) – The importance of decentralization.  (00:43:20) – The future of VMs / execution environments.  (00:52:13) – Protecting rollups from spam/DDoS attacks.  (00:58:39) – Disadvantages of modular blockchains. (01:03:04) – Managing the load on full nodes.  (01:11:15) – Cevmos. Resources:  John’s Twitter Celestia Twitter Celestia Website  Our Research Paper on Celestia Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/4/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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Web3 is Socially Transparent: Michael McGuiness, Co-founder of gm.xyz

Next in our Web3 series, we host Michael McGuiness, Co-founder of gm.xyz, a crypto-native, decentralized, and user-owned social network. We dive into Web3 social networks, key features of gm.xyz, benefits of decentralization, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:53) – Overview of gm.xyz.  (00:14:43) – What is Web3?  (00:21:59) – How Web2 social networks can integrate Web3 elements.  (00:27:19) – Web3 social / Decentralizing gm.xyz.  (00:37:07) – Rapid fire questions.  (00:42:52) – Closing. Resources:  Mike’s Twitter gm.xyz Twitter gm.xyz Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/2/202244 minutes, 48 seconds
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Web3 is an Opportunity for All Developers: Nader Dabit, Developer Relations Engineer at Edge & Node

Next in our Web3 series, we have Nader Dabit, a Developer Relations Engineer at The Graph and Edge & Node. Having spent 10 years in the traditional tech world, Nader brings the developers’ perspective of building in Web3 versus Web2. We discuss the “Web3-ification” of Web2 apps, identity management solutions, and much more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction and Nader’s background. (00:05:56) – Will Web2 embrace Web3? (00:10:44) – Development in Web2 vs. Web3.  (00:17:30) – Most significant user experiences in Web3.  (00:21:43) – The development process in Web3.  (00:35:56) – The Graph. (00:38:02) – Dealing with Identity / Misconceptions about Web3.  (00:42:51) – Maximalism in crypto.  (00:46:38) – The future of wallets / Web3-ification and new paradigms.  (00:54:07) – Closing. Resources:  Nader’s Twitter Edge & Node Twitter Edge & Node Website The Complete Guide to Full Stack Ethereum Development Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/1/202257 minutes, 24 seconds
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Matt West: The Scientist, Yearn Developer, and DeFi Degen Running For Congress

Matt West is a scientist, former Yearn developer, and now congressional candidate.  We discuss why he’s running for the U.S. House, thoughts on the state of crypto regulation, and how he intends to improve regulation surrounding blockchain crypto, and the economy of the future.  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction and Matt’s background. (00:02:46) – Matt’s journey in crypto.  (00:11:08) – Having conversations about frontier tech. (00:16:57) – What crypto enables for the masses.   (00:21:08) – Crypto pain points that hinder adoption. (00:29:20) – Matt’s playbook for crypto in congress. (00:37:13) – Thoughts on DAOs.  (00:41:30) – Closing.  Resources:  Matt’s Twitter Matt’s Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/27/202247 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jambo: The Web3 Super App Empowering the Next Generation of Africans

In this episode, we sit down with James Zhang, Co-founder of Jambo to discuss building the Web3 super app of Africa. We talk about James’ experience of growing up in Africa, challenges with the African market landscape, key partnerships and features on the Jambo app, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction / James’ background. (00:01:57) – Overview of Jambo. (00:08:00) – The experience of building in Africa.  (00:17:20) – Recruiting community leaders. (00:21:12) – Features on the Jambo app.  (00:25:45) – Jambo token utility.  (00:29:06) – Go-to-market strategy and partnerships. (00:36:06) – Key upcoming milestones. (00:40:31) – How people can get involved.  (00:41:29) – Closing questions.  Social links:  James’ Twitter Jambo Twitter Resources:  Jambo Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/24/202250 minutes, 16 seconds
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Web3 Is Community Ownership: Jess Sloss, Co-Creator at Seed Club

Continuing our Web3 series, we bring on Jess Sloss, Co-creator of Seed Club, a DAO that builds and invests in communities, to talk about how Web3 is centered around community ownership. We dive into some Seed Club incubated projects, how tokens give power to creators and the community, scaling and mentorship in Seed Club, and much more! Resources:  Jess’ Twitter Seed Club Twitter Seed Club Website Our Previous Interview with Jess Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research
2/23/202255 minutes, 50 seconds
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Web3 Is Describing Interactions In a Verifiable Way: Juan Benet Co-creator of Filecoin and IPFS

Starting off our Web3 series, we sit down with Juan Benet, Founder of Protocol Labs and Co-creator of IPFS & Filecoin, to talk about how Web3 is modeling the course of value and relationships in the economy in a verifiable way. We dive into why software is going to eat economics and law, the formation of global communities, Web2 incumbents’ reactions, and much more! Resources:  Juan’s Twitter  Juan’s Website What exactly is Web3? Previous interview on Filecoin Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research
2/22/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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Derek Yoo: Exploring the Moonbeam and Moonriver Ecosystem, the Role of EVM in Multi-Chain, and Use-Cases of Application-Specific Blockchains

In this episode, we sit down with Derek Yoo, Co-founder of PureStake, Moonbeam and Moonriver. Moonbeam and Moonriver are generalized EVM-compatible Parachains on Polkadot and Kusama respectively. We dive into the Moonbeam ecosystem, use-cases for application-specific blockchains, building multi-chain dApps, and much more! Social links:  Derek’s Twitter PureStake Twitter Moonbeam Twitter Moonriver Twitter Resources:  PureStake Website Moonbeam Website  Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research
2/20/202251 minutes, 50 seconds
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Stardust: Powering Games in the Metaverse with an Easy API Integration

In this episode, we sit down with Canaan Linder, founder of Stardust, a platform making it easy to create and implement NFTs in games. We discuss Stardust’s core functionality and user experience, building surrounding infrastructure (marketplaces and player wallets), supporting multiple chains, and much more! Resources:  Canaan’s Twitter  Stardust Twitter Stardust Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research
2/18/202249 minutes, 35 seconds
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Lyn Ulbricht and René Pinnell: A Mother and Best Friend’s Mission To Free Ross Ulbricht of Silk Road

In this episode, we sit down with Ross Ulbricht’s mother, Lyn Ulbricht and his friend, René Pinnell to talk about their journey to free Ross from prison. We discuss the history of Ross and the Silk Road, the charges made against Ross, FreeRossDAO, and much more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction.  (00:07:34) – Ross and the Silk Road. (00:18:23) – Ross’ charges and sentence. (00:24:50) – How people can get involved.  (00:28:38) – How change can happen.  (00:33:49) – Overview of FreeRossDAO.  (00:45:10) – Ross’ current state. (00:51:05) – Closing Resources:  Sign The Petition Ross’ Twitter FreeRossDAO Twitter FreeRossDAO Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research
2/15/202253 minutes, 5 seconds
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CryoSecurity: Crypto Security Horror Stories, Personal Best Practices, and Preserving Privacy Online

In this episode, we sit down with security expert Logan from CryoSecurity, a cryptocurrency security consultancy firm. We discuss lesser known attack vectors, social engineering attacks, personal best practices, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:06:16) – Security horror stories and lesser known attack vectors.  (00:14:48) – Attack vectors that scare Logan. (00:19:56) – Social engineering attacks.  (00:25:44) – Advice to anonymous teams / VPNs.  (00:35:40) – Personal security best practices.  (00:56:47) – Advice for funds, founders, and teams.   (01:01:04) – Closing.    Resources:  CryoSecurity Twitter CryoSecurity Website Browser fingerprinting VPN comparison chart VPN comparison chart 2 Data breach website Email alias service Email alias service 2 Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/11/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Index Coop: Scaling Decentralized Governance, Specialization Within DAOs, and Token Compensation

In this episode, we sit down with DAO pioneer Simon Judd from Index Coop, a community-led initiative that makes crypto investing simple and accessible through on-chain crypto funds. We dive into Index Coop’s structure, operations, and people, specialization within DAOs, treasury management, and much more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction / Simon’s background. (00:07:46) – The entities & value flows within Index Coop. (00:11:45) – What is a DAO?  (00:19:37) – How Index Coop functions.  (00:25:10) – A week in Index Coop.  (00:29:41) – Index Coop’s onboarding experience.  (00:32:49) – The people in Index Coop.  (00:37:37) – Compensation in Index Coop / Thoughts on tokens.  (00:41:50) – Thoughts on DAO structures. (00:52:35) – DAO treasury management and tooling. (00:56:28) – The future of DAOs.  (00:58:58) – Closing thoughts.   Social links:  Simon’s Twitter  Index Coop Twitter Index Coop DAO Twitter Index Coop Discord  Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Index Coop Website Index Coop Blog  Index Coop Org Chart More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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DISRUPTORS: Redefining Immersion, Play, and Game Economies with Brooks Brown

Brooks Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of NOR, kicks off the first episode of DISRUPTORS with a presentation on the immanent experience of play and how it translates into meaningful game design for Web3. Brooks has more than 18 years of creative and strategic development in interactive content for the world’s most successful brands and franchises, including Lucasfilm, Lucasarts, Lightstorm Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and James Cameron’s AVATAR quadrilogy. What is the Magic Circle? Why are whales being manipulated in free-to-play games? How is NOR redefining what immersion means? Tune in to find out. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:43) – What is art?  (00:07:34) – “The Magic Circle” in games.  (00:10:18) – A genealogy of video games.  (00:21:09) – The financialization impact of free-to-play.  (00:25:09) – Whale manipulation through pay-to-win.  (00:31:50) – What is crypto & NFTs?  (00:35:00) – What is NOR?  (00:40:41) – Separation of the financial metagame (PlayFi).  (00:46:48) – Reintroducing death in games.  (00:48:19) – Q&A. Resources:  Brooks’ Linkedin NOR Twitter NOR Discord NOR Website Consortium 9 Website Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/4/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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Emin Gün Sirer: Problems with L2 Scaling Solutions, Avalanche Subnets Explained, and MEV on Snowman++

In this episode, we sit down with Emin Gün Sirer, Founder and CEO of Ava Labs, the team behind Avalanche, the smart contracts platform with the fastest time-to-finality in the blockchain industry. We discuss Avalanche subnets, enterprise use-cases, valid criticisms of crypto and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:04:40) – What are Subnets?  (00:13:13) – Enterprise use-cases for Avalanche.  (00:19:18) – Emin’s thoughts on the L2 space.. (00:28:35) – The c-chain consensus mechanism.  (00:37:06) – Emin’s thoughts on execution environments and state bloat. (00:44:35) – The most valid criticisms of crypto. (00:50:44) – Avalanche summit details and closing. Social links:  Emin’s Twitter Ava Labs Twitter Avalanche Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Ava Labs Website Avalanche Website Avalanche Community Links More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/1/202253 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fan Controlled Football: Reinventing Sports Spectatorship for the Digital Age

Sohrob Farudi, CEO and Co-founder of Fan Controlled Football, gives us an inside look into FCF and its new Ballerz Collective NFT project that puts fans in control of real life professional sports teams. We cover democratising gameplay decision-making, redesigning the stadium and game rules, introducing social dynamics, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:43) – Issues with fan engagement in sports.  (00:03:07) – Giving power back to the fans.  (00:05:50) – What is Fan Controlled Football (FCF)? (00:10:48) – What FCF has achieved so far.  (00:13:30) – The gamification of the fan experience. (00:18:27) – Creating superstar fans. (00:19:41) – The player and owner experience on FCF.  (00:24:32) – The Ballerz Collective NFT and sneak peeks. (00:33:26) – Building the physical stadium. (00:36:10) – Game rules in FCF.  (00:41:59) – Expanding to sports beyond football.  (00:45:26) – Appealing to location-based fans. (00:48:13) – Governance in FCF. (00:51:40) – Why would an elite player come to FCF? (00:53:31) – Revenue flows, token design, and sports betting. (01:02:24) – Season 1 promotional video. (01:06:04) – Upcoming events, sales, and closing remarks. Social links:  Sohrob’s Twitter Fan Controlled Football Twitter Fan Controlled Football Discord Ballerz Collective Twitter Resources:  Fan Controlled Football Website How FCF Works FCF Rulebook FCF Arena Design More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/29/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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Crypto Unicorns: Creating a Sustainable Play-and-Earn Economy Around Unique Unicorn NFTs

In this episode, we sit down with Aron Beierschmitt, the CEO and Co-founder of Laguna Games, the team behind Crypto Unicorns, a blockchain game centered around unique Unicorn NFTs that players utilize in a fun farming simulation and Battle Loops including Jousting, Racing, and Team RPG. We discuss building a sustainable play-and-earn economy, integrating social gameplay through neighborhoods, the $RBW and $UNIM token mechanisms, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:20) – Aron’s background.  (00:03:10) – Aron’s interest in games.  (00:06:48) – Overview of Crypto Unicorns. (00:12:19) – Which game element will be most appealing to players? (00:15:09) – Land sales and neighborhoods.  (00:18:10) – The utility of Unicorn Milk and Rainbow tokens / Alpha leak.  (00:23:58) – Decentralizing Crypto Unicorns. (00:28:25) – The roadmap and upcoming releases. (00:33:29) – “Play and earn” and building a sustainable economy. (00:36:36) – Challenges with building a blockchain game.   (00:42:13) – Biggest learning from being in crypto. (00:45:15) – Rapid fire questions. (00:52:40) – Closing.   Social links:  Aron’s Twitter Crypto Unicorns Twitter Crypto Unicorns Discord Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Laguna Games Website Crypto Unicorns Website Crypto Unicorns Whitepaper More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/25/202255 minutes, 12 seconds
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dOrg: Defining DAOs, Comparing the DAO-Model to Traditional LLC Structures, and the Future of DAO Tooling

In this episode, we dive deep with DAO power users Ori Shimony and Nestor Amesty from dOrg, a full-stack Web3 development collective, covering DAO ontology and taxonomy, the trade-offs of DAO structures, the future of DAO tooling, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:47) – Guests’ backgrounds.  (00:04:47) – What is a DAO?  (00:07:52) – The non-hierarchical nature of DAOs. (00:12:04) – Classifying DAOs. (00:14:35) – Deciding to structure dOrg as a DAO / DAOs vs. traditional structures. (00:19:17) – dOrg’s operational structure.  (00:23:06) – Token compensation models. (00:26:42) – Traction that dOrg has achieved. (00:28:57) – Having a sense of job security in dOrg.  (00:31:26) – Projects that dOrg has worked on.   (00:37:24) – Advantages and drawbacks of dOrg’s DAO structure. (00:45:39) – Thoughts on the state of DAO governance and tooling. (00:52:13) – The business model for DAO tooling.  (00:56:19) – Can DAO tooling be generalized?  (01:00:13) – The most successful DAOs in crypto. (01:03:34) – Upcoming DAO tooling. (01:06:24) – Predictions for future DAOs and governance. (01:11:38) – Closing. Social links:  Ori’s Twitter Nestor’s Twitter dOrg Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries dOrg’s Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/23/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tamara Frankel: Deep Dive into the Polkadot and Kusama Ecosystem, the Power of Memes, and DeFi 3.0

In this episode, we sit down with Tamara Frankel, Founding Partner of D1 Ventures, a crypto asset focused investment and advisory firm that is powering the future of the open economy. We dive into how the Polkadot ecosystem stacks up against Cosmos, the next generation of DeFi (DeFi 3.0), the state of DAOs, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:11) – Tamara’s background. (00:04:24) – How Polkadot stacks up against Cosmos. (00:10:25) – The next generation of DeFi (DeFi 3.0).  (00:14:51) – Overview of Dicc DAO.  (00:19:42) – Issues that DAOs face. (00:25:40) – The differences between Polkadot and Kusama. (00:32:03) – Getting involved with the DotSama ecosystem.  (00:39:09) – Is it too late to get into crowd loans?  (00:42:22) – Primitives D1 Ventures is looking at right now.  (00:48:50) – Closing thoughts / DotSama communities.  Social links:  Tamara’s Twitter D1 Ventures Twitter Dicc Dao Twitter PolkaHaus Telegram Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries D1 Ventures Website PolkaHaus Website DotLeap Newsletter Dotmarketcap Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/21/202251 minutes, 44 seconds
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Justin Aversano: Curating On-chain Photography on Quantum Art, the Case for Photography NFTs, and the Twin Flames Story

In this episode, we sit down with Justin Aversano, the creator of Twin Flames and Co-founder of Quantum Art, an on-chain curation platform focused on photographers and their work. We discuss the differences between the crypto art space and the traditional art world, the case for on-chain photography, the collector’s experience on Quantum Art, and much more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:14) – Justin’s background. (00:01:59) – The traditional art world vs. the crypto art world.  (00:05:34) – The benefits of putting photography on-chain. (00:07:10) – Will new artists go the traditional route or the crypto route? (00:08:41) – The motivation behind Twin Flames. (00:11:43) – The process behind Twin Flames. (00:16:30) – How photographers can get involved with Quantum Art. (00:18:39) – The collector’s experience on Quantum Art.  (00:21:34) – Quantum Art’s relationship with artists. (00:24:10) – Plans for scaling curation.  (00:25:04) – The most rewarding thing about building Quantum Art. (00:27:14) – What’s next for Quantum Art?  (00:31:09) – Physical spaces vs. online spaces. (00:33:24) – Bringing films onto Quantum Art. (00:34:01) – Closing.  Social links:  Justin’s Twitter Quantum Art Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Quantum Art Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/19/202235 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ryan “Fwiz” Wyatt: Head of YouTube Gaming on the Future of Blockchain Games, Web3, and the Creator Economy

In this episode, we sit down with Ryan “Fwiz” Wyatt, Head of Gaming at YouTube, who brings years of experience having worked in Major League Gaming, Machinima, and as a competitive gamer himself. Hear from Ryan on the role of Big Tech in the Web3 movement, how the world will transition to blockchain games, Web3’s impact on the creator economy and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:20) – Ryan’s background. (00:01:47) – Ryan’s work at YouTube.  (00:06:07) – Big Tech’s role in the Web3 movement.  (00:08:47) – Ryan’s journey into the gaming industry.  (00:12:45) – The role of games in modern society.  (00:14:42) – Ryan’s involvement in crypto.  (00:21:12) – The most potent and interesting aspects of blockchain gaming.  (00:27:09) – Elements of Web3 games that will resonate with traditional gamers. (00:30:49) – The effects of spending populations migrating to Web3.   (00:33:58) – Traditional gaming corporations and Web3. (00:38:01) – What is missing from blockchain gaming? (00:41:21) – Crypto native games vs. games that abstract crypto elements away. (00:44:01) – DAO governance decision-making in games. (00:46:31) – Web3’s impact on the creator economy. (00:51:55) – Biggest learnings from working at YouTube.  (00:55:12) – The biggest threats to blockchain gaming.  (00:59:06) – Advice to builders in the space.  (01:02:11) – Rapid fire questions. (01:08:12) – Closing. Social links:  Ryan’s Twitter Ryan’s Linkedin Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/17/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tarun Chitra: Drinking 3 Redbulls a Day, Gauntlet’s Financial Modelling Platform, and the Future of Governance

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tarun Chitra, Founder of Gauntlet, a financial modelling platform that uses battle-tested techniques from the algorithmic trading industry to inform on-chain protocol management. The two discuss the intricacies of Gauntlet’s risk models, the future of governance, the state of artificial intelligence, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:23) – Tarun’s background / Moving into crypto. (00:16:44) – Overview of Gauntlet. (00:26:06) – Updating risk models. (00:30:16) – Are risk models independent? (00:34:27) – Getting to full automation. (00:41:29) – The future of governance. (00:45:58) – Automated governance modelling.  (00:49:09) – Sophisticated AI attack vectors. (00:52:12) – Thoughts on the state of AIs. (00:58:05) – Biggest goal for Gauntlet in the next year. (00:59:19) – Tarun’s favorite hair color. Social links:  Tarun’s Twitter Gauntlet Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Gauntlet Website Gauntlet Blog More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/29/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sahil Lavingia: Leaving as Pinterest Employee #2, Gumroad Creators Earning $500M, and Why Web2 Companies Can‘t Compete with Web3

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Sahil Lavingia, Founder of Gumroad, a powerful, but simple, e-commerce platform that helps creators monetize digital products and memberships. The two discuss Sahil’s decision to leave Pinterest, Web3’s edge over Web2, decentralizing Gumroad and shifting to a Web3 model, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:28) – Sahil’s background. (00:05:24) – The decision to leave Pinterest / Starting Gumroad.  (00:13:41) – Working through adversity.  (00:21:45) – Advice to crypto founders.  (00:36:56) – Decentralizing Gumroad.  (00:45:31) – Thoughts on merging Web2 and Web3.  (00:48:48) – Social credit and pseudonymity.  (00:53:07) – Why Web2 and Web3 are not mutually exclusive. (01:03:27) – Web3’s edge over Web2.  (01:09:15) – Pushing change forward on the societal level.  (01:13:41) – Sahil and Gumroad’s shift into Web3.  (01:20:35) – The most impactful idea in Sahil’s book. (01:23:43) – Closing Social links:  Sahil’s Twitter Gumroad Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Gumroad Website Sahil’s Blog Sahil’s Book More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/22/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 23 seconds
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ALL.ART: Solving Metadata, Intellectual Property, and Infrastructure for NFTs, $AART Token IDO, and the Case for Virtual Reality

The Delphi Podcast Guest Host and NFT/Gaming Analyst Jeremy Parris sits down with Vitomir Jevremovic and Jovan Tisma, Co-founders of ALL.ART, foundational NFT infrastructure built on the Solana blockchain. They discuss metadata, infrastructure, and intellectual property issues around NFTs, the $AART token IDO and NFT drop, VR ALL.ART and much more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:30) – Guests’ backgrounds. (00:03:08) – What is ALL.ART?  (00:10:31) – What is lacking in current NFT metadata & infrastructure. (00:21:12) – The intellectual property and licensing problem with NFTs.  (00:28:59) – Overview of Solsea. (00:39:51) – Details of the ALL.ART IDO.  (00:48:03) – The ALL.ART NFT collection. (00:50:17) – The case for virtual reality.  (00:56:16) – $AART token.  (01:03:35) – Advantages of having Solsea as a working product. (01:06:27) – Closing thoughts.  Social links:  Jovan’s Twitter Vito’s Twitter ALL.ART Twitter Solsea Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries ALL.ART Website ALL.ART IDO  Solsea Website ALL.ART Unity Wallet VR ALL.ART More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/20/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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Superfluid: Streaming Salaries by the Second, Building Token Standards for Programmable Cash Flows, and Super App

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Francesco George Renzi, CEO and Co-founder of Superfluid, a protocol building programmable money streams. The two discuss how streaming solves payment problems today, the potential of streaming as a DeFi primitive, using future cash flow for on-chain credit scoring, and much more. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:17) – Francesco’s background. (00:02:40) – The inspiration for starting Superfluid. (00:04:31) – Problems with payments today / Why streaming payments are better. (00:07:57) – Potential pushback from Web2. (00:10:22) – Superfluid usage in DAOs.  (00:12:47) – Getting started with Superfluid. (00:17:27) – Upgrading/downgrading tokens.    (00:19:40) – How gas cost savings are achieved.  (00:23:11) – Uses for streaming beyond payments. (00:29:58) – Future cash flow and on-chain credit scoring. (00:34:36) – What are Super Apps? (00:38:02) – Superfluid and L2s. (00:41:34) – Biggest challenge building Superfluid / Advice to founders. (00:44:45) – Closing thoughts. Social links:  Francesco’s Twitter Superfluid Twitter Superfluid Discord Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Superfluid Website Superfluid App Superfluid Docs Ricochet Exchange Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/17/202145 minutes, 55 seconds
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Terra Autumn Series Ep. 7: Introducing Ultimate Composability, Refracting Digital Assets with PRISM

Head of Delphi Labs Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Hyperion, General Manager of PRISM, a protocol that “refracts” digital assets into yield and principal components, enabling the next level of DeFi composability. The two discuss the potential of interest rate derivatives in crypto, projections for principal and yield tokens, the composability of these refracted assets, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:27) – Hyperion’s background. (00:05:42) – Deciding to build in crypto. (00:07:27) – Interest rate derivatives in TradFi.  (00:11:09) – Using interest rate derivatives as a hedge.  (00:14:40) – The size of the interest rate derivatives market.  (00:16:50) – The founding basis of PRISM. (00:17:45) – Bonding / yield curves in crypto.  (00:22:06) – The user journey on PRISM.  (00:23:45) – Price expectations for pLuna and yLuna.   (00:29:37) – Long/short strategies for pLuna and yLuna. (00:32:10) – Perpetuals for pLuna. (00:34:35) – Fixed maturity on the tokens. (00:37:15) – The relationship between p tokens and y tokens.  (00:38:57) – Tokens beyond pLuna and yLuna.  (00:42:08) – The possibilities for aUST? (00:44:48) – Additional functionalities on PRISM.  (00:48:01) – The $PRISM token.  (00:53:11) – Composability use-cases for PRISM.  (00:55:24) – Why interest rate derivatives have not gained traction in crypto. (00:59:41) – The core interest rates in crypto. (01:03:52) – Closing thoughts.  Social links:  Hyperion’s Twitter PRISM Twitter PRISM Telegram PRISM Discord Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries PRISM Website PRISM Litepaper More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/15/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bored Elon: Sharing Invention Ideas to 1.7m Followers, Blockchain Gaming, Diligencing a Gaming Investment and AI in Multiplayer Games

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with angel investor and pseudonymous online persona Bored Elon Musk. Bored started out as an Elon Musk parody account and has grown to having over 1.7M followers today. The two discuss the journey of growing a pseudonymous account, traditional gaming versus Web3 gaming, effective integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into multiplayer games, and much more. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:27) – The journey of being a pseudonym. (00:06:23) – Transitioning into crypto.  (00:08:27) – The benefit of being pseudonymous. (00:11:29) – Using reputation to build versus chasing quick money. (00:13:44) – Traditional gaming shifting to the Web3 model.  (00:18:27) – Traditional gaming versus Web3 gaming. (00:25:54) – Attracting talent from traditional gaming. (00:27:28) – How game communities can contribute to building. (00:31:29) – What a successful Web3 game needs. (00:36:35) – Thoughts on the sheer amount of games coming out.  (00:39:02) – Games on specific L1s and L2s. (00:42:24) – Realistic timelines for immersive full-fledged crypto games. (00:46:49) – Multiplayer and AI gaming. (00:53:00) – The societal impact of our next generation earning from games. (00:56:43) – Game monetization and play-to-earn models.  (01:01:32) – Overview of MetaMars. (01:05:34) – Closing.  Social links:  Bored’s Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries MetaMars Website Voxies Website Sipher Website More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/6/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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Not3Lau Capital: Hunting for Alpha, Finding Your Tribe, and Working Effectively With Founders

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with the Lau brothers – Darren, Daryl, and Zachary Lau, also known as Not3Lau Capital. They discuss the importance of finding your tribe, how to work effectively with founders, staying up to speed with the markets and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:34) – Guests’ backgrounds. (00:04:43) – The twins’ intern experience at CoinGecko. (00:06:08) – The journey post-jobs.  (00:09:02) – The brothers’ biggest lessons from their last jobs.  (00:12:56) – Finding your tribe in crypto.  (00:16:53) – Judging tribes in crypto.  (00:17:38) – What to look out for when doing due diligence.  (00:21:12) – What makes a great founder. (00:25:29) – Giving critical feedback to founders. (00:31:47) – Staying up to speed with the market. (00:35:17) – The Daily Ape. (00:36:35) – Finding rotations and narratives early. (00:40:44) – How the brothers compliment each other. (00:44:59) – What the brothers disagree on.  (00:47:34) – How the investment committee held in Not3Lau Capital. (00:48:57) – Their best and worst plays. (00:58:24) – Advice to people new to crypto. Social links:  Darren’s Twitter Daryl’s Twitter Zachary’s Twitter Not3Lau Capital Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries The Daily Ape Website The Daily Ape Telegram Daryl’s Thread on Finding Your Tribe More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/3/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pink Swan Trading: DeGen NFT Data Analytics, Building an Institutional Grade Crypto Options Analytics Platform, and a Business Wrapped in a CryptoPunk

Director of Delphi Research Ashwath Balakrishnan and Delphi Ventures Analyst Avi Zurlo, sit down with Pat Doyle and Greg Magadini, Co-founders of Pink Swan Trading, a crypto data studio. They have in-depth discussions around their products DeGenData, a de-generative NFT data lab, and Genesis Volatility, an institutional grade crypto options analytics platform, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:33) – Guests’ backgrounds. (00:04:32) – Ethereum maximalism. (00:06:35) – Thoughts on the NFT revolution.  (00:10:09) – Overview of DeGenData. (00:12:30) – Most interesting insight from DeGenData.  (00:14:00) – Building a brand around a CryptoPunk. (00:16:46) – Selling DeGenData as a CryptoPunk. (00:19:33) – Complying with regulations. (00:23:00) – The landscape of crypto options. (00:27:06) – Offering options on long-tail assets.  (00:31:03) – Genesis Volatility’s differentiator. (00:34:54) – The inspiration for Genesis Volatility.   (00:36:36) – Thoughts on DeFi volatility. (00:41:52) – Bringing institutions into trading DeFi volatility. (00:43:09) – Thoughts on flow dynamics on DeFi options protocols. (00:46:06) – Guests’ favorite DeFi options protocols. (00:49:13) – Thoughts on convergence toward traditional markets.  (00:50:38) – Advice for builders in crypto. (00:53:56) – Rapid fire questions. (00:57:26) – Closing.  Social links:  Pat’s Twitter Greg’s Linkedin DeGenData Twitter Genesis Volatility Twitter Genesis Volatility Linktree Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries DeGenData Website Genesis Volatility Website Genesis Volatility Blog More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can
11/30/20211 hour, 7 seconds
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LayerZero Labs: Building the Future of Cross-chain, LayerZero Protocol, and Solving the Bridging Trilemma with Stargate

Delphi Digital’s cross-chain experts, Avi Zurlo and Can Gurel sit down with co-founders, Bryan Pellegrino (CEO) and Ryan Zarick (CTO), of LayerZero Labs, a trustless omnichain interoperability protocol. They discuss building the future of cross-chain communication, solving the bridging trilemma, and Stargate, a cross-chain liquidity network. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:47) – Guests’ take on the future of blockchains.   (00:03:25) – What is LayerZero? (00:09:00) – Expected oracle-relayer combinations. (00:12:51) – The architecture and efficiency of the ultra light node.  (00:15:06) – The opportunities for on-chain generic messaging. (00:18:01) – Overview of Stargate.  (00:23:00) – The bridging trilemma. (00:27:46) – Stargate’s user experience.  (00:33:57) – Instant guaranteed finality on Stargate. (00:37:22) – Chains that Stargate will support.  (00:40:30) – LayerZero and Stargate tokens?  (00:45:23) – LayerZero’s biggest challenge.  (00:49:18) – How people can get involved with LayerZero. (00:51:18) – Closing thoughts. Social links:  Bryan’s Twitter Ryan’s Twitter LayerZero Labs Twitter Stargate Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries LayerZero Website LayerZero Blog The Bridging Trilemma More Watch Our Video Interviews Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/29/202151 minutes, 10 seconds
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PleasrDAO: Collecting Internet Culture, Acquiring the Wu Tang Clan Album, Snowden & Doge NFT, and Art DAO Operations

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with members of PleasrDAO Jamis (Chief Pleasing Officer), Andy (founder of Fractional), and gmoney (INFINFT Partner). PleasrDAO is a collective focused on acquiring culturally significant art pieces, creating value from the essence of the pieces and sharing them with the community. Topics discussed include the origins of PleasrDAO, war stories behind significant art pieces, challenges with operating an art DAO, and much more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:52) – Elevator pitch for PleasrDAO.  (00:03:01) – The origins of PleasrDAO. (00:06:20) – Building out an art DAO. (00:11:50) – Sole ownership vs. owning NFTs as a community.  (00:13:29) – PleasrDAO’s coordination process. (00:15:35) – Deciding when to add or remove members.   (00:17:02) – The challenges as a DAO.  (00:20:46) – War stories behind collection pieces.  (00:25:18) – Deciding what to focus on as a DAO.  (00:30:05) – Planning to monetize assets. (00:32:16) – The Wu Tang Clan Album. (00:36:28) – The Edward Snowden NFT.  (00:39:57) – DAO Operations. (00:41:51) – The future of PleasrDAO.  (00:45:50) – How far away is ideal DAO tooling? Social links:  PleasrDAO Twitter Jamis’ Twitter Andy’s Twitter Gmoney’s Twitter Pplpleasr’s Twitter The Doge NFT Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries PleasrDAO Website PleasrDAO Gallery PleasrDAO Blog Wu Tang Clan Album Feature Article More Watch Our Video Interviews Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency pa
11/26/202150 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jose & Yan discuss Delphi Labs, Incubating Mars/Astroport, & Token Economic Design

Head of Delphi Labs Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Managing Partner of Delphi Ventures Yan Liberman to discuss all things Delphi Labs. The two discuss the origin and goal of Delphi Labs, design considerations around Mars and Astroport token economics and lockdrop mechanisms, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:21) – The genesis of Delphi Labs.   (00:04:10) – Working on Axie Infinity.  (00:05:30) – What is token economics?  (00:08:27) – Moving from consulting to building.  (00:09:50) – The Terra Luna story. (00:20:03) – Mars as a generalized credit protocol. (00:24:04) – $MARS token economics.   (00:29:14) – Mars’ dynamic interest rate model.   (00:31:49) – Overview of Astroport. (00:32:40) – $ASTRO token design.  (00:41:02) – Astroport’s launch strategy. (00:57:50) – Other incubator projects.  (01:00:34) – The goal of Delphi Labs.  (01:06:04) – Closing thoughts. Social links:  Jose’s Twitter  Yan’s Twitter Mars Twitter Astroport Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Mars Website  Mars Blog Astroport Website Astroport Blog More Watch Our Video Interviews Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/23/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
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SquiggleDAO: Creating Lasting Cultural Impact, Bootstrapping a $25 Million Dollar Treasury, and Incentivizing DAO Work

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Gregg, Instigator and Genesis Team of SquiggleDAO, a DAO foundry for on-chain generative art. The two discuss the role of Squiggles within the community,  bootstrapping its treasury, incentivising DAO work, and much more! Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:17) – What is a Squiggle? (00:01:29) – How Gregg got into Squiggles. (00:02:52) – Introduction to SquiggleDAO. (00:05:18) – The effects of SquiggleDAO’s entry requirements on the community. (00:08:00) – The role of Squiggles within the DAO.  (00:10:35) – Current community projects. (00:13:07) – Gregg’s role within the DAO.  (00:16:26) – The SquiggleDAO treasury.  (00:19:12) – Why members were willing to part with valuable art pieces. (00:25:00) – The value of SquiggleDAO tokens.  (00:27:17) – Hunting for rare Squiggles. (00:28:43) – How SquiggleDAO operates. (00:33:40) – Are members’ worth in Squiggles a factor? (00:35:22) – Reputation vs. incentives as motivators. (00:38:12) – Using rare Squiggle fractions vs. floor Squiggles for DAO entry.  (00:39:47) – Expanding beyond Squiggles.  (00:43:08) – Success metrics for SquiggleDAO.   (00:45:30) – Closing thoughts. Social links:  Gregg’s Twitter SquiggleDAO Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries SquiggleDAO Website SquiggleDAO Blog SquiggleDAO Governance Our Interview with Erick, Creator of Squiggles  More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/18/202145 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hume: Enabling Community Powered Virtual Artists for the Metaverse and Beyond

The Delphi Podcast Guest Host and NFT/Gaming Analyst Jeremy Parris sits down with David Beiner (CEO) and Jay Stolar (Chief Artist Officer) of Hume, an upcoming virtual media studio creating “Virtual Artists” who perform, release content, and engage with the masses like any other artist. They discuss the paradigm shift for artists, how a virtual artist studio functions, the role of virtual artists in the future of entertainment, and much more!  Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:04) – David and Jay’s background. (00:12:55) – The changing mindset of artists. (00:15:52) – The paradigm shift for artists.  (00:20:47) – The future of entertainment. (00:25:45) – What is Hume?  (00:30:55) – Community interactions with virtual artists. (00:33:32) – The ontology of virtual artists. (00:35:39) – Further participation in the Hume collective. (00:41:42) – What David and Jay hope to achieve.  (00:46:30) – Closing thoughts. Social links:  David Beiner’s Linkedin Jay Stolar’s Twitter The Hume Collective Twitter Angelbaby’s Twitter Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/16/202149 minutes, 4 seconds
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Terra Autumn Series Ep. 6: Creating Customized Dynamic ETFs (Clusters) with Nebula Protocol

Guest Host and Head of Delphi Labs Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Sawit Trisirisatayawong, General Manager of Nebula Protocol, a community governed protocol that enables customized dynamic ETFs (clusters) and indices on Terra. The two discuss Nebula’s dynamic rebalancing design, the governance process for clusters, potential use-cases for cluster tokens, and much more!  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews first. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:33) – Sawit’s background.  (00:06:29) – Choosing to build on Terra.  (00:10:38) – Choosing to build an index protocol. (00:18:28) – Overview of Nebula. (00:22:59) – Asset weight rebalancing explained.  (00:30:49) – Nebula’s rebalancing mechanism design.  (00:35:51) – The governance process around clusters on Nebula.  (00:43:46) – Setting the rebalancing parameters.  (00:45:43) – The step-by-step process of rebalancing. (00:50:32) – Cash flow streams for index creators.  (00:52:08) – The products launching on Nebula.  (00:57:37) – Bringing over assets from other chains.  (00:59:27) – Finding out users’ demand for specific assets.  (01:03:45) – Use cases for cluster tokens.  (01:07:53) – How to find out more about Nebula.  (01:08:57) – What Sawit is most excited about for Terra.  (01:11:20) – How Nebula ties into the real world.  (01:12:59) – Closing thoughts.  Social links:  Sawit’s Twitter Sawit’s Linkedin Nebula Twitter Nebula Telegram Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries Nebula Protocol Explainer Thread  Danxia Capital’s Thread on Nebula Protocol More 📺 Watch Video Interviews 💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter 🧠 Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/4/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jeff Dorman: Arca‘s CIO On Promoting Humility, Eclipsing $500M In AUM and Activism With SushiSwap

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jeff Dorman, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Arca, an asset management firm offering institutional-calibre products for sophisticated investors to gain exposure to digital assets. The two discuss Arca’s SushiSwap proposal, merging traditional finance and crypto, Jeff’s biggest lessons as a CIO, and much more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:40) – Overview of Arca.  (00:04:30) – Jeff’s approach to time management. (00:06:27) – Making decisions as a CIO. (00:09:45) – Biggest learnings from transitioning into a CIO.  (00:11:21) – The investment process at Arca.  (00:15:27) – What young crypto professionals are lacking today.  (00:19:46) – Biggest learning from crypto in 2021. (00:22:30) – Filtering potential investments.  (00:24:58) – The SushiSwap deal. (00:36:45) – Jeff’s thoughts on activist investing. (00:38:18) – Selling vs. active participation.   (00:42:00) – Traditional finance and crypto.  (00:47:02) – Envisioning the merge of TradiFi and crypto. (00:55:43) – Jeff’s thoughts on regulations. (01:00:35) – Jeff’s best advice. Social links:  Jeff’s Twitter Jeff’s Linkedin Arca Twitter Resources:  The Delphi Podcast Summaries Arca Website Arca Blog Jeff’s SushiSwap Thread Our Previous Interview with Jeff More Watch Our Video Interviews Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter <li st
11/2/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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Transacting on StarkWare’s Live ZK-Rollups Is Orders of Magnitude Cheaper With the Security of Ethereum, StarkWare-Powered Gaming, and Building a Vibrant Ecosystem of dApps

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy and Delphi’s Head of Research, Medio Demarco, are joined by Eli Ben-Sasson, and Uri Kolodny, Co-Founders of StarkWare, a suite of validity-based blockchain scaling and privacy solutions. Topics discussed include how StarkWare stacks up against other scaling solutions, achieving low transaction costs, developing a vibrant StarkNet dApp ecosystem, and much more. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:44) – Guests’ backgrounds. (00:03:39) – Overview of StarkWare. (00:07:03) – Coding with Cairo on StarkWare.  (00:10:14) – Deploying game logic on top of Starknet. (00:11:48) – The low cost of transactions.  (00:16:34) – Implementation speed for integrating dApps.  (00:19:44) – How StarkWare compares to optimistic rollups.  (00:24:42) – Platforms building on top of StarkWare. (00:27:39) – What success for StarkWare looks like.  (00:28:52) – Data availability, sharding, and Validium. (00:33:08) – Transaction costs on Validium vs. ZK.  (00:36:19) – Addressing critiques of StarkWare.  (00:43:30) – Being ahead of schedule. (00:45:28) – Building a community without a token.  (00:46:34) – Game-changing applications on Starknet.  (00:50:07) – Attracting traditional gaming franchises.  (00:53:06) – Best advice from Eli and Uri. (00:57:44) – How to get involved with StarkWare. Social links:  Eli’s Twitter Eli’s Linkedin Uri’s Twitter Uri’s Linkedin StarkWare Twitter StarkNet Discord Resources:  Delphi Podcast Summaries StarkWare Website StarkWare Blog STARK @ Home StarkNet Website More Watch Our Video Interviews Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter Access Delphi's Research Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only
10/29/202158 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spruce: Powering Sign-In With Ethereum, Cross-Chain Identities and Exposing The Dangers of Big Login

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Gregory Rocco and Wayne Chang, Co-founders of Spruce, an ecosystem of open source tools to enable user-controlled identity anywhere. In this episode, they discuss the importance of decentralized identities, how Sign-in With Ethereum works, the use-cases of cross-chain reputations, and much more. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:39) – Guests’ backgrounds.  (00:04:55) – The identity problem.  (00:07:04) – The goal of Spruce.  (00:09:26) – The effects of identities on DAOs. (00:12:08) – Why NFTs are not sufficient forms of decentralized identities. (00:15:08) – The issues with centralized logins.  (00:19:16) – Overview of Sign-in With Ethereum.  (00:26:28) – The data management process of Sign-in With Ethereum. (00:27:56) – Target adopters for Sign-in With Ethereum.  (00:29:10) – Technical integration difficulties.  (00:31:04) – What ownership of your digital identity and data looks like. (00:36:40) – The portability of identities. (00:41:08) – The mechanics of cross-chain identities.  (00:46:20) – Poor identity standards. (00:48:23) – Reputation identities for DAOs and DeFi. (00:52:20) – Immutability of the data. (00:54:32) – How the data is stored with Kepler.  (00:58:54) – SpruceID’s moat.  (01:01:14) – Final thoughts on decentralized identities. (01:05:08) – How people can get involved with Spruce. Social links:  Rocco’s Twitter Rocco’s Linkedin Wayne’s Twitter Wayne’s Linkedin Spruce Twitter Spruce Discord Resources:  Spruce Website Spruce Github Sign-in With Ethereum and the Dangers of Big Login Thread on Single Sign-On More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only
10/27/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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Terra Autumn Series Ep. 5: Orion Money is Bringing Cross-Chain Stablecoin Banking to the Masses

Jose Maria Macedo and Yan Liberman sit down with Vol and Sam, co-founders of Orion Money, a cross-chain stablecoin bank built on Terra. Discussed topics include Orion’s features and roadmap, $ORION tokenomics, achieving cross-chain trustless governance and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes:  (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:53) – Guests’ backgrounds.  (00:05:54) – The decision to build Orion Money.   (00:10:17) – An overview of Orion Money.  (00:14:03) – The roadmap of Orion’s features.  (00:16:11) – How Orion Saver works.  (00:17:32) – The traction on Orion Saver thus far.   (00:19:51) – Bringing Orion Money to other chains. (00:22:18) – How Orion Yield & Insurance works. (00:24:28) – How Orion Pay works. (00:25:44) – The role of $ORN token. (00:33:49) – How cross-chain governance is achieved for Orion Money. (00:37:46) – Goals for Orion Money. (00:41:43) – Details for Orion Money’s IDO.  (00:43:51) – The impact of crypto on e-commerce.  (00:45:55) – How people can get involved with Orion Money. Resources:  Vol’s Twitter Vol’s Linkedin Sam’s Twitter Orion Money Twitter Orion Money Website Terra Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personall
10/25/202148 minutes, 55 seconds
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Terra Autumn Series Ep. 4: Mirror Protocol Enables On-Chain Price Exposure to Real-World Assets With Synthetic Asset Tokens

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Stanford Liu (Head of Research) and Joe Lim (Product Manager) of Terraform Labs, the team behind Mirror, a protocol that enables the trading of fungible assets, “synthetics,” that track the price of real-world assets. The trio discuss Mirror’s synthetics architecture, implementing concentrated liquidity for mAssets ("mirror" versions of real-world assets), notable upgrades in Mirror v2, and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:36) – Guests’ backgrounds.   (00:05:32) – A day in the life at Terraform Labs.  (00:07:24) – Introduction to Mirror. (00:09:06) – The long term vision for Mirror. (00:10:03) – The decision process behind Mirror’s synthetics architecture.  (00:12:32) – Biggest contributors to Mirror’s success. (00:13:53) – Users getting exposure to Mirror assets vs. yield farming.  (00:15:24) – Incentivising trading volume. (00:17:41) – Mirror v1 vs. Mirror v2.  (00:19:40) – Most exciting features of Mirror v2.  (00:24:33) – Using concentrated liquidity on Astroport. (00:26:53) – Strategies for inter-protocol composability. (00:29:45) – Regulation and decentralizing Mirror. (00:32:10) – Thoughts on scaling Terra.  (00:36:28) – Funding for scaling Cosmos. (00:38:10) – Most exciting upcoming projects. (00:40:43) – Removing Terraform Labs from the equation. (00:42:18) – How to participate in the Mirror community. Resources: Stanford’s Linkedin Joe's Twitter Mirror Twitter  Mirror Website Terra Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: <a href='https://www.delphidigital
10/22/202145 minutes, 1 second
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Terra Autumn Series Ep. 3: Anchor Protocol Is Building the “Stripe for Savings”

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Matthew J Cantieri, General Manager of Anchor Protocol, a money market on the Terra blockchain that offers an attractive stable yield for depositors. The two discuss Anchor’s yield mechanisms and sustainability, bringing Anchor to traditional finance, the impacts of the Columbus-5 upgrade and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:41) – Matt’s background.  (00:04:46) – The Ethereum Labs at Microsoft.  (00:08:15) – Why Matt decided to go full-time crypto.  (00:11:45) – The early days of Terra.  (00:15:20) – Introduction to Anchor.  (00:21:48) – Anchor’s strategy for targeting the markets.  (00:27:38) – The infrastructure needed to make Anchor compelling to traditional finance.  (00:34:00) – Matt’s thoughts on building from the bottom-up.  (00:40:24) – Most exciting applications build on top of Anchor. (00:43:00) – The sustainability of the 20% savings rate. (00:48:53) – The approach to increasing borrowers. (00:53:21) – What the Col-5 upgrade means for the Terra ecosystem. (00:56:56) – Anchor’s role in the future of finance. (00:59:36) – Matt’s experience of working in crypto. (01:03:08) – How people can get involved with Anchor. Resources: Matt’s Twitter Anchor Twitter Anchor Website Terra Twitter Terra Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members a
10/20/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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EnterDAO: Building Critical Market Infrastructure for the Metaverse Economy

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Zhivko Todorov, co-founder of EnterDAO, a DAO focused on building products to enable new markets within the Web3 metaverse economy. The two discuss Landworks’ potential as a metaverse land rental marketplace, the utility of MetaPortal as a single entry point across the metaverse, the benefits of going DAO-first, and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:40) – Zhivko’s background. (00:04:00) – The problem EnterDAO is solving.  (00:07:32) – What users are getting when they buy metaverse land.  (00:09:00) – Introduction to LandWorks.   (00:10:13) – What the LandWorks experience looks like.  (00:10:58) – The security of LandWorks.  (00:12:12) – Zhivko’s thoughts on whether people are ready for metaverse land renting. (00:15:11) – The LandWorks timeline. (00:16:10) – Balancing speed and security when building.  (00:17:03) – The market for LandWorks.  (00:17:53) – The possibility of group land rentals.  (00:18:37) – Introduction to MetaPortal.  (00:20:00) – What the MetaPortal experience looks like.  (00:21:52) – MetaPortal competitors.  (00:22:46) – The direction of EnterDAO. (00:25:41) – The decision to go DAO-first and its benefits.   (00:29:44) – The risks of code forks.  (00:31:59) – Drawing parallels between LandWorks and Airbnb. (00:33:46) – Biggest lessons from LimeChain days. (00:36:19) – $ENTR token.  (00:37:54) – EnterDAO’s call for community members. Resources: Zhivko’s Twitter Zhivko’s Linkedin EnterDAO Twitter EnterDAO Discord EnterDAO website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q <li style="font-weight:400;text-align:le
10/18/202139 minutes, 14 seconds
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Gabriel Shapiro: Demystifying Crypto Legalities, the Motivations of Regulatory Bodies, and Stablecoin Regulation

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Gabriel Shapiro, General Counsel at Delphi Labs, Delphi’s very own project incubator. The two discuss legal differences between traditional businesses and crypto, the motivations of regulatory bodies, regulation on centralized and decentralized stablecoins and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:35) – Gabriel’s background.   (00:04:17) – War stories from Gabriel’s VC days. (00:06:17) – Biggest legal differences between projects in crypto and the traditional world. (00:11:23) – Regulatory bodies that have the most impact on crypto.  (00:15:23) – How motivations to support innovation and regulatory turf wars can coexist.  (00:18:56) – Gabriel’s thoughts on pushing the boundaries of regulation. (00:22:07) – What Gabriel would say to Gary Gensler. (00:27:00) – What a regulatory attack on a big DeFi project could look like. (00:32:05) – Regulation on decentralized teams. (00:35:39) – Governments and fair launches. (00:39:03) – How much Americans’ voices matter. (00:42:13) – What regulators really care about. (00:44:13) – Personal liability and why it's important. (00:48:43) – Regulation and stablecoins. (00:51:51) – How regulating $USDC would affect DeFi. (00:54:13) – The regulatory resistance of $UST.  (00:57:06) – The optimal formation for a crypto project.  (01:01:41) – The ways other lawyers can get up to speed on crypto regulation. (01:04:44) – How crypto is disrupting the traditional legal model. Resources: Gabriel’s Twitter Gabriel’s Linkedin Gabriel’s Disclosure Gabriel’s Newsletter Delphi Labs Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q <li style="font-weight:
10/15/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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Alex Salnikov: Rarible Protocol’s Open Source Tools for NFT Projects, $RARI Token, and Community Governance

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Alex Salnikov, co-founder and CPO at Rarible, the first community-owned NFT marketplace. The two discuss open-sourcing the Rarible Protocol stack, the benefits of having marketplace features on-chain, the $RARI token distribution and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:30) – Alex’s journey in crypto. (00:05:05) – Rarible’s storefront vs. competitors. (00:07:37) – The focus of Rarible’s design. (00:09:12) – Rarible on multiple chains. (00:10:04) – Overview of Rarible Protocol.  (00:13:59) – Rarible’s on-chain features.  (00:16:39) –The benefits of having features on-chain.  (00:20:32) – The risks for developers on closed APIs.  (00:24:53) – The reason other teams close off their indexer. (00:25:55) – How royalties are handled on Rarible.  (00:28:17) – Alex’s thoughts on scaling Rarible.  (00:31:53) – NFTs and security on layer-2s.  (00:34:08) – Projects using Rarible Protocol to build.  (00:38:28) – The $RARI token.  (00:41:11) – Alex’s thoughts on Rarible being completely decentralized. (00:42:45) – What the team did well/poorly with the $RARI token drop. (00:45:00) – NFT projects that Alex is excited about.  (00:45:51) – What Alex would say to NFT bears. Resources: Alex’s Twitter Alex’s Linkedin Rarible Twitter Rarible Website Rarible Protocol Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to bu
10/13/202148 minutes, 42 seconds
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Haseeb Qureshi: Discussing Decentralization’s Core Purpose, Trade-Offs, Declining Marginal Utility and DAO Decision-Making

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Haseeb Querishi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto venture fund. The two have a philosophical discussion on the topic of decentralization, covering its core purpose, the costly trade-offs, the declining marginal utility of pursuing decentralization and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:32) – Overview of Dragonfly Capital.  (00:04:05) – Inspiration for the post “Why Decentralization Isn't as Important as You Think”. (00:06:07) – Haseeb’s stance on decentralization.  (00:08:37) – Haseeb’s thoughts on progressive decentralization. (00:11:02) – The purpose of decentralization. (00:13:00) – Haseeb’s thoughts on quantifying decentralization. (00:15:46) – What if Vitalik kept control of Ethereum.  (00:18:50) – The decentralization trade-off for layer-1s.  (00:25:04) – Why projects cannot compete on being decentralized.  (00:29:18) – Censorship on layer-1s.  (00:31.01) – Adverse situations with nation-states. (00:37:21) – The declining marginal utility of being decentralized. (00:41:09) – Haseeb’s thoughts on decentralization bringing in more human capital.  (00:43:44) – Helping a team navigate decentralization as a VC. (00:46:15) – The part incentives play in decentralization.   (00:49:37) – How Haseeb would structure a DAO. (00:53:33) – Haseeb’s thoughts on mass governance. (00:57:07) – Judging founders as an investor.  (01:01:13) – What Tom disagrees with in Haseeb’s post. (01:03:09) – Imagining decentralization in a world without governments. Resources: Haseeb’s Twitter Dragonfly Capital Website Haseeb’s Article on Why Decentralization Isn’t as Important as You Think Jesse Walden's Article on Progressive Decentralization More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: <a hr
10/11/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Terra Autumn Series Ep. 2: Leverage Any Asset With Levana

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Jonathan Caras, Head of Communications at Levana, a protocol on the Terra blockchain that allows any asset to be leveraged. The two discuss decentralizing perpetual swaps, leveraged tokens versus margin trading, the Levana Lore and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:35) – Jonathan’s background. (00:09:46) – Why Jonathan took the leap to build Levana. (00:13:16) – Why Jonathan chose to build on Terra.  (00:20:24) – What is Levana? (00:25:00) – The possibilities on Levana.    (00:28:50) – How the leveraged tokens work.  (00:33:59) – Liquidation risk of leveraged tokens. (00:38:16) – Choosing leveraged tokens over margin trading infrastructure. (00:44:14) – Differences between perps and leverage trading. (00:50:30) – Approaching perp decentralization.  (00:59:55) – Role of the Levana token. (01:04:01) – The story behind Levana’s lore.  (01:10:09) – Easter eggs in Levana’s lore / Levana NFTs.  (01:14:51) – How NFTs will be incorporated on Levana.  (01:21:00) – Closing thoughts on Levana. Resources: Jonathan’s Twitter Jonathan’s Linkedin Levana Twitter Levana Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships
10/8/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 13 seconds
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Aaron and David McDonald: Altered State Machine is Enabling AI Ownership via NFTs, Hereditary AI and Minting Brains

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Aaron and David McDonald, founders of Altered State Machine (ASM), a world-first decentralized platform for developers and NFT owners to create, train and own intelligent NFTs. They discuss integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into NFTs and gaming, use cases for AI in DeFi, the infrastructure of ASM brains and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:20) – Aaron and David’s background. (00:04:15) – Elevator pitch for Altered State Machine (ASM). (00:07:00) – The issues with NFTs today. (00:09:42) – Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) with NFTs. (00:11:07) – Overview of AI in games. (00:20:17) – The experience of gaming against an intelligent AI.  (00:31:09) – Use cases for AI in DeFi.  (00:36:19) – The ASM brain infrastructure.  (00:44:30) – The interoperability of brains. (00:51:45) – Preventing getting the “perfect” brain.  (00:54:29) – How brain training works.  (00:59:14) – The opportunity for miners with ASM. (01:02:31) – Data management for the brains. (01:08:35) – The process behind ASM’s launch. (01:13:58) – The sci-fi angle on ASM. Resources: Aaron’s Twitter David’s Twitter ASM Twitter ASM Website ASM Medium More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial
10/6/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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Terra Autumn Series Ep. 1: Kickstarting Terra Autumn with Do Kwon

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Do Kwon, Co-Founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, the team behind the Terra blockchain, a fully decentralized and programmable money for the internet. The two discuss decentralized stablecoin mechanisms and pitfalls, Terra’s core ethos, regulatory risk for Terra, and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:03:04) – Do’s background.  (00:05:40) – The importance of stablecoins. (00:08:26) – An overview of stablecoins. (00:13:09) – Overcoming the challenges of an algorithmic stablecoin. (00:18:01) – Making $UST the most useful form of money.  (00:22:12) – Terra’s DeFi ecosystem.  (00:26:40) – The metaverse on Terra.  (00:29:21) – Terra’s scalability. (00:32:22) – Terra’s main goal / Getting $UST on other chains. (00:35:40) – Using $UST for payments / CHAI payments. (00:41:45) – Regulatory risk for Terra. (00:47:14) – Terraform Lab’s plan for their treasury. (00:48:53) – Sustainability of the Terra ecosystem without incentives. (00:52:08) – Managing the concentrated liquidity trade-off. (00:53:34) – Do’s biggest concerns for Terra.  (00:55:20) – Closing thoughts from Do. Resources: Do’s Twitter Terra Website Anchor Protocol Website Mirror Protocol Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are ment
10/5/202157 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jeremy Allaire: Leading Multiple IPOs, The Circle Turnaround Story, Growing USDC to $31B and Crypto Regulations

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jeremy Allaire, Co-founder and CEO of Circle, a payments and treasury infrastructure for the internet and issuer of USD Coin (USDC). The two discuss building successful companies in new technologies, the regulatory climate for stablecoins, the future of Circle and much more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:27) – Jeremy’s background. (00:09:31) – How to scale companies in new technologies quickly. (00:14:26) – Remaining flexible on the product and business plan.  (00:17:01) – Biggest lessons from Jeremy’s first two companies.  (00:20:01) – Time management as an industry leader. (00:23:12) – Deciding to double-down on USDC.  (00:32:36) – Making the call to drop losing business divisions. (00:36:54) – Team involvement in making key business decisions. (00:38:36) – The future of Circle. (00:47:32) – Regulatory concerns for USDC. (00:56:05) – Chances of complete government crackdown. (01:00:09) – Are government crackdowns bullish for Bitcoin and Ethereum? (01:02:26) – Regulation in the early internet days.  (01:07:58) – Jeremy’s thoughts on competition from decentralized stablecoins. Resources: Jeremy’s Twitter Jeremy’s Linkedin Circle Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show f
10/1/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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GEN.ART DAO: Shaping the Future of Generative Art Through A Community-Centric Membership Model

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Notion, also known as Adam, Lead at GEN.ART, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) focused on shaping the future of generative art. The two discuss GEN.ART’s membership model, community involvement in projects, curating artists and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:31) – Elevator pitch for GEN.ART. (00:03:15) – Adam’s background.  (00:04:40) – Why Adam is passionate about generative art.  (00:07:31) – Why people should be interested in generative art.  (00:10:10) – Use cases for NFTs beyond the art.  (00:12:10) – GEN.ART’s membership model for drops. (00:17:33) – Why GEN.ART is a DAO. (00:21:48) – Effects of a few owning a large percentage of memberships. (00:27:18) – GEN.ART as a collective DAO across collections. (00:31:03) – Why artists choose GEN.ART. (00:36:30) – The relationship between the community and the artists. (00:38:28) – How the $GENART token is being used.  (00:40:08) – Exploring GEN.ART on other chains.  (00:42:02) – Curating artists and art.  (00:45:39) – Drops beyond generative art. (00:47:14) – Attracting big names in the space. (00:49:53) – The future of GEN.ART. (00:55:00) – Getting the community involved in building. (00:58:48) – Where people can get involved in GEN.ART. Resources: GEN.ART’s Twitter  GEN.ART’s Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be
9/30/20211 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Hop Protocol: A Trustless Protocol to Quickly Transfer Tokens From One Rollup / Sidechain to Another

Guest host Can Gurel from Delphi Research sits down with Chris Whinfrey, co-founder of Hop Protocol, a prominent token bridge for Ethereum’s layer-2 ecosystem that allows users to quickly send tokens from one rollup or sidechain to another. The two discuss the utility of Hop Bridge in a rollup centric Ethereum world, diving into its design properties, security model and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:40) – Chris’ background / Why he started Hop Protocol.  (00:07:15) – How optimism and ZK rollups work.  (00:14:28) – How Hop Protocol works. (00:20:28) – How hTokens are converted into aTokens.   (00:23:03) – Why an intermediate token is needed.  (00:27:02) – Hop Protocol from a capital efficiency perspective.    (00:30:46) – How Hop Protocol defends against fraudulent transactions.  (00:32:54) – Users’ exposure to the weak links in scaling solution security.  (00:37:33) – Chris’ thoughts on concerns about rollups.  (00:41:26) – Hop Protocol’s role if rollups become efficient. (00:42:53) – Challenges with cross-chain messaging. (00:49:48) – Other layer-1s versus layer-2 solutions. (00:53:53) – Hop Protocol token. Resources: Chris Whinfrey's Twitter Hop Protocol Hop Bridge More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsors
9/23/202154 minutes, 22 seconds
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NFT Culture Series Ep. 5: Sasha Fleyshman on the Future of Crypto Gaming, Blockchain vs. Real-World Art, and PFP Projects

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Sasha Fleyshman, Junior Portfolio Manager and Special Situations Analyst at Arca, an asset management firm offering institutional-calibre products for sophisticated investors to gain exposure to digital assets. The two discuss the future of crypto gaming, blockchain vs. real-world art, PFP communities and adoption, and more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:22) – Sasha’s background. (00:05:27) – The first game that clicked for Sasha.  (00:07:20) – Getting massive gaming franchises into NFTs. (00:10:23) – The future of multiplayer crypto gaming. (00:12:57) – Gamers' involvement in game governance. (00:17:07) – Being an active contributor/player in game investments. (00:19:45) – The importance of YGG DAO governance. (00:20:23) – How YGG eventually expands to the U.S. (00:23:07) – Sasha’s take on NFT PFPs and Punks. (00:26:32) – Rarity vs. aesthetics / Buying what speaks to you. (00:31:54) – Sasha’s preference of gaming over art. (00:33:17) – Art Sasha is interested in right now. (00:35:34) – Buying pure art on Ethereum vs. the real world. (00:38:31) – Sasha’s take on the future of PFP NFTs and communities. (00:40:06) – Whether PFP communities or project teams drive more adoption. (00:43:15) – What qualities to look out for in an NFT community.  (00:46:22) – Sasha’s thoughts on an NFT bear market. (00:52:00) – Earning yield on NFT-based tokens. (00:57:09) – Sasha’s thoughts on displaying NFTs. (01:01:22) – Whales in the NFT space. (01:04:11) – Technical safety of NFTs. (01:07:14) – NFTs on other chains. Resources: Sasha’s Twitter Sasha’s Linkedin Arca Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: <a href='htt
9/22/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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NFT Culture Series Ep. 4: VonMises on Collection Strategies, Art Blocks Curation, and Future of Generative Art

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with VonMises, a member of the Art Blocks curation board and an avid NFT collector. The two discuss managing a large collection, the Art Blocks curation process, future of generative art and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:20) – How VonMises got started in crypto and NFTs.  (00:07:29) – VonMises’ approach to CryptoPunks. (00:08:50) – Aesthetics versus rarity. (00:15:26) – How VonMises manages his NFT collection. (00:19:30) – VonMises’ thoughts on fractional ownership. (00:34:05) – The Art Blocks curation process.  (00:37:44) – VonMises’ thoughts on the centralization of curation.  (00:42:41) – VonMises’ craziest NFT trade.     (00:46:43) – Take on the generative art movement.  (00:51:34) – Generative art infiltrating the traditional world. (00:57:39) – What could cause VonMises to become bearish on generative art. (00:59:30) – Top advice for newcomers. (01:04:21) – What VonMises is excited about in the NFT space. (01:07:10) – How OnCyber works Resources: VonMises’ Twitter Art Blocks Website Oncyber Website VonMises’ Art Blocks Gallery More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and
9/20/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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NFT Culture Series Ep. 3: Erick “Snowfro” Talks Art Blocks, Squiggles, and Beyond

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Erick Calderon, a.k.a. “Snowfro,” founder of Art Blocks, a platform focused on genuinely programmable on demand generative content that is stored immutably on the Ethereum Blockchain. The two discuss Art Blocks from the artist and curator perspective, how generative art is minted, CryptoPunks, and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.   Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:21) – How Erick got started in crypto. (00:06:40) – Erick’s thoughts on CryptoPunks. (00:10:35) – The gap between 2017’s generative art and today’s. (00:14:48) – Owning fractionalized rare Punks versus whole floor Punks. (00:21:25) – Erick’s thoughts on DAOs. (00:25:27) – Erick’s thoughts on controlling the hype around Art Blocks. (00:29:43) – Art Blocks from the artist’s perspective / Curating Art Blocks. (00:37:25) – Decentralizing the curation process in the long term. (00:44:25) – How art is minted on Art Blocks. (00:53:16) – How Erick decides when code for generative art is finished. (00:59:35) – Rarity versus aesthetics. (01:06:17) – What will keep interest in generative art long term. (01:15:03) – Multichain NFTs. (01:19:16) – Erick’s thoughts on being early/late in NFTs. Resources: Erick’s Twitter Art Blocks Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle,
9/15/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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NFT Culture Series Ep. 2: Cooper Turley, It’s All About Culture

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Cooper Turley, crypto strategist lead at Audius, and manager of social DAO Friends With Benefits. The two discuss the culture and community around projects, DAOs and NFTs, value flows in NFTs and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:23) – Cooper’s background. (00:03:25) – What NFT culture means to Cooper / The fun aspect of NFTs. (00:06:53) – The relationship between public exposure and building in the NFT space. (00:09:25) – Culture and community around NFT projects. (00:15:45) – Managing creative control in NFT projects. (00:17:29) – The crossover between NFTs and DAOs. (00:21:27) – Cooper’s thoughts on being “too late” to a project. (00:24:04) – What a bear market for NFTs could look like. (00:26:59) – Tribalism in NFTs. (00:28:00) – Judging NFT communities independent of price. (00:30:40) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT art. (00:33:42) – Fractionalized assets versus full assets. (00:39:15) – The creator economy and NFTs. (00:48:38) – Overview on Rally. (00:50:09) – What creators need to be successful. (00:55:12) – Value flows in NFTs. (00:58:58) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT curation. (01:02:49) – Governance rights for token holders VS NFTs for social access. (01:05:17) – Rapid fire questions: Multi-chain NFTs, Audius, Loot. Resources: Cooper’s Twitter FWB Website Audius Website Rally Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The ho
9/10/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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NFT Culture Series Ep. 1: DCinvestor the Prolific Art Collector

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Aftab Hossain, also known as DCinvestor, one of the most well-known names in NFT space. The two discuss all things NFT culture, the process of NFT curation, social dynamics around NFTs, and much more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:26) – DCinvestor’s background. (00:03:07) – How DCinvestor got started in NFTs. (00:06:42) – Advice to people entering the NFT space. (00:11:56) – How DCinvestor curates his NFT collection. (00:18:07) – NFTs versus the traditional collectibles market / art world. (00:23:38) – The market for NFTs / inclusivity of NFTs. (00:26:40) – NFTs on chains other than Ethereum. (00:38:08) – NFT fractionalization. (00:43:27) – Communities around NFTs. (00:47:06) – DCinvestor's thoughts on artists’ release cadence. (00:49:23) – Social curation of NFTs. (00:52:25) – The degenerative art market. (01:03:40) – DCinvestor's thoughts on the traditional art market getting involved in the NFT space. (01:05:42) – The path to sustainably supporting long-tail creators. (01:12:12) – DCinvestor’s thoughts on choosing between his NFT collection or $ETH. Resources: DCinvestor’s Twitter DCinvestor’s Gallery DCinvestor’s Newsletter More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s
9/9/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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THORChain: Hardening the Protocol with Halborn, Immunefi, Nine Realms and Chad Barraford

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Chad Barraford (Technical Lead at THORChain), Gavin McDermott (Founder of Nine Realms), Robert Behnke, (CEO of Halborn), Steven Walbroehl (CISO of Halborn), and Duncan Townsend (CTO of Immunefi) to discuss THORChain, details surrounding the recent hack, strengthening THORChain’s security, the role of bug bounties and much more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:02:00) – Guests’ backgrounds. (00:03:54) – THORChain's hack overview. (00:08:07) – Response to hack. (00:16:30) – Sustaining THORChain's quality in the next few years. (00:22:23) – Immunefi overview and relationship with THORChain. (00:24:26) – THORSec initiative. (00:27:26) – Panel’s role in THORChain. (00:33:40) – System’s management of safeguards. (00:43:26) – Team coordination / solving problems. (00:47:38) – THORChain’s roadmap. (00:51:21) – Closing thoughts on THORChain. Resources: Chad Barraford's Twitter Gavin McDermott's Twitter Robert Behnke's Twitter Steven Walbroehl's Twitter  THORChain Website Nine Realms Website Halborn Website Immunefi Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment a
9/7/202156 minutes, 25 seconds
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Kava: Connecting The World’s Largest Cryptocurrencies, Ecosystems And Financial Applications

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Scott Stuart, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Kava Labs, which builds composable DeFi apps and services that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world. The two discuss Kava’s focus on security, details around Kava Swap, bringing the next wave of users into crypto and much more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:02) - Introduction. (00:00:13) - First Question: When did Scott get into crypto. (00:00:53) - Scott's Background. (00:02:20) - Kava overview. (00:05:26) - What were the driving factors to build on Cosmos. (00:07:32) - Kava's products and offerings. (00:16:59) - How do you go from 1,0000 apps to being curated on Kava. (00:18:46) - How does the community curate. (00:21:05) - Kava Swap overview. (00:29:20) - How are funds protected in the cross-chain world. (00:32:32) - Assets supported in Swap and what is Scott planning in the future. (00:35:46) - Scott's thoughts on DeFi. (00:37:48) - What's on the roadmap for Kava and how to get involved in Kava. Resources: Scott's Twitter Scott’s Linkedin Kava Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purpose
9/6/202143 minutes, 18 seconds
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XDEFI: A User-Friendly, Chain Agnostic Wallet Enabling the Management of All Assets in One Single Place

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Emile Dubié, Co-Founder of XDEFI Wallet, a chain-agnostic wallet to store, send and receive all your digital assets from a single place. The two discuss how the wallet works, interacting with dApps, challenging incumbents, and more! Emile's Twitter Emile’s LinkedIn XDEFI Wallet Twitter XDEFI Wallet Website We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) - Introduction. (00:02:50) - First Question: Emile's Background. (00:03:57) - The story behind XDEFI. (00:06:45) - Why XDEFI is necessary for the cross-chain experience. (00:09:41) - Emile's thoughts on why Metamask hasn’t pushed to be cross-chain. (00:12:38) - XDEFI's design walkthrough. (00:17:54) - The difficulty of adding new supported chains to XDEFI. (00:21:15) - Emile's thoughts on going up against incumbents. (00:24:33) - XDEFI’s creative edge. (00:27:22) - Emile's thoughts on NFTs and wallets. (00:30:31) - Getting NFT-focused users onto XDEFI. (00:33:00) - Security for XDEFI wallet / Managing the complexity of security when adding new chains and functions. (00:40:25) - The XDEFI team today and what's next. (00:43:19) - Emile's advice to new crypto project founders. (00:45:48) - How to get involved in XDEFI. Resources: Emile's Twitter Emile’s LinkedIn XDEFI Wallet Twitter XDEFI Wallet Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigi
9/3/202148 minutes, 59 seconds
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Star Atlas: Using the Blockchain to Create a Unique Play-to-Earn Metaverse

The Delphi Podcast Host Jeremy Parris is joined by Michael Wagner (founder of Star Atlas). In this episode we explore not only what Star Atlas hopes to achieve in the future, but what they’ve already accomplished to date. We dive deep into the P2E weeds and imagine what a future looks like where someone could be a “space pirate” for a living. Beyond that we touch upon their upcoming TGE (token generation event) and what to expect next from the project. Star Atlas Twitter Star Atlas Website Star Atlas Whitepaper Star Atlas Economics Paper We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: (00:00:00) - Introduction. (00:03:59) - First Question: Star Atlas overview. (00:10:15) - What players might be able to vote on in Star Atlas DAOs. (00:12:41) - Start Atlas feature releases. (00:15:33) - The challenge of crypto game design. (00:19:11) - What gameplay for Star Atlas will look like. (00:26:02) - Michael's thoughts on the future of Star Atlas. (00:27:14) - The story behind Star Atlas. (00:30:50) - On the community that has evolved around Star Atlas. (00:34:04) - Star Atlas poster sale. (00:38:45) - $ATLAS and $POLIS token sale. (00:41:49) - What's on the roadmap for Star Atlas. (00:45:05) - In-game high stakes PvP. (00:49:19) - How to get involved in Star Atlas. Resources: Star Atlas Twitter Star Atlas Website Star Atlas Whitepaper Star Atlas Economics Paper More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: <a href='https://www.youtube.com/
9/2/202153 minutes, 4 seconds
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SuperRare: Enabling User-Driven Curation of NFT Art and Differentiating from OpenSea

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with John Crain, Founder & CEO of SuperRare, a marketplace to collect and trade unique, single-edition digital artworks. The two discuss SuperRare, decentralizing the platform through community-driven curation and the RARE token, differentiating from OpenSea, and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: Kava connects the world’s largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (00:00) – Introduction. (02:53) – First Question: John’s Background. (07:48) – SuperRare overview. (12:38) – What gets John excited about NFTs now and in the future. (16:10) – Curating despite NFT abundance. (18:06) – How SuperRare is differentiated. (22:00) – John’s thoughts on curation. (31:09) – John’s thoughts on royalties for artists on SuperRare and other platforms. (34:38) – SuperRare’s Sovereign Smart Contracts. (43:59) – How SuperRare helps unknown artists achieve success. (47:58) – Biggest hurdle for $RARE. (50:00) – Biggest setback John overcame in SuperRare’s history. (52:51) – John’s advice for the people entering the NFT space now. (54:53) – John’s advice for artists. (56:31) – John’s thoughts on giving curation to the community. Resources: John’s Twitter SuperRare Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed <a href='https:
9/1/20211 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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150 Minutes of NFTs with Jake Brukhman

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jake Brukhman, Founder & CEO at CoinFund, a blockchain-focused investment firm based in Brooklyn, New York. The two spend over two hours discussing all things NFTs, including NFT liquidity, judging NFT communities, CryptoPunks, fractionalization, scarcity, DAOs, pricing NFT assets, the future of NFTs, and much more! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi’s most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (00:00:53) Jake’s background and interest in NFTs. (00:03:24) What is an NFT? (00:12:35) Judging NFT communities. (00:15:44) CryptoPunks and long-term resilience. (00:21:05) Complexity of NFTs / cultural difference between the DeFi and the NFT communities. (00:24:00) Nouns DAO is auctioning off a new noun every day. (00:36:36) How PartyDAO works / crowdfunding capital. (00:41:47) Jake’s thoughts on scarcity of NFTs and fractionalization. (01:02:59) Upshot is a more efficient way to price NFTs. (01:16:35) The NFT exchange market and importance of GTM strategies. (01:21:00) Rarible Protocol serves as a back end for NFT applications. (01:36:36) How the success of each marketplace benefits Rarible token holders. (01:45:46) Jake’s thoughts on NFT metadata storage and on-chain vs. off-chain assets. (01:54:22) Jake’s thoughts on regulation in the NFT space. (01:56:34) Where we’re at now in the NFT cycle. (02:12:17) Founders in the NFT space. (02:14:40) The royalty aspect of NFT drops. (02:21:48) The category of NFT projects Jake is most excited about. Resources: Jake's Twitter CoinFund website Past interview with Jake FIRSTEDITION.XYZ "Appraisal games and the NFT liquidity problem" More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX
8/25/20212 hours, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tom Lombardi: Catalyzing DeFi & The Beauty of Incentive Systems

The Delphi Podcast co-host and co-founder of Delphi Digital, Kevin Kelly, sits down with Tom Lombardi, Managing Director at 3iQ and adjunct professor of Finance at Pepperdine University, to get his take on several important trends in crypto and markets. The two discuss a wide array of topic areas ranging from the rise of DeFi and its growing popularity among institutional investors to the evolution of liquidity mining programs and how proper token incentives can better align stakeholders to create more valuable products than their centralized counterparts. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi’s most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (03:32) – Updates from Tom. (03:56) – Iron Finance stablecoin debacle. (08:03) – dYdX’s promotion / thoughts on the incentives and leverage in crypto. (12:35) – Thoughts on Uniswap’s AMM model. (16:58) – Tom’s thoughts on incentives – right or wrong? (20:03) – Token models and incentives. (24:44) – Tom’s thoughts on global adoption. (30:58) – What institutional investors really care about. (37:56) – Uneducated narratives against crypto. (48:34) – Tom’s students versus institutional investors. (01:02:13) – Tom’s thoughts on NFTs. (01:06:38) – Thoughts on current developments and the future of crypto. (01:15:42) – Where to find Tom and 3iQ. Resources: Tom Lombardi’s Twitter Referenced Kraken blog post on self-custody  Pepperdine class syllabus 3iQ’s website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the pod
8/6/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 15 seconds
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Beta Finance is a Permissionless Money Market Enabling the Short-Selling of the Long Tail of Crypto Assets

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Allen Lee, Founder at Beta Finance, the first permissionless money market protocol for shorting any crypto asset. The two discuss Beta’s use cases, shorting long tail assets, being part of the Alpha Launchpad Incubator, and more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (2:40)- First Question: Allen's Background and how he got in crypto. (8:50)- Allen's thoughts on AI. (10:14) - Most compelling use cases. (13:43) - Beta's focus. (15:09) - How Beta works / how assets get listed on the platform in a secure way. (18:26) - Filtering assets by parameter in Beta. (22:50) - Beta's isolated collateral model / how Beta differentiates from other platforms. (28:00) - Beta's interest rate model. (32:07) - Allen’s thoughts on the culture of shorting assets. (36:52) - Experience launching out of the Alpha Finance Incubator. (40:00) - Allen's thoughts on value accrual / Beta's token. (42:20) - Beta Finance roadmap. Resources: Allen’s Twitter Beta Finance Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use an
8/3/202145 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jimmy McNelis: Nameless is Powering NFT Experiences for Brands Through an Expert Partner Program

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jimmy McNelis, Co-founder and CEO at nft42, the company that built Nameless, a platform empowering brands and creators to launch professional, custom NFT projects in a completely visual way with zero code. The two discuss other NFT platforms, partner networks, traditional brands and NFT experiences, and more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (4:23)- First Question: Jimmy's Background and how he got up to nft42 and Nameless. (13:47) - How Jimmy got into CryptoKitties. (19:42) - Goal of Nameless / what Jimmy’s trying to do differently / Nameless' target market. (26:58) - Minting an NFT on Nameless vs OpenSea. (28:47) - How the partner program works. (36:40) - Issues with current NFT space. (42:58) - How Jimmy out innovates. (44:21) - The most important forms of NFTs for businesses. (46:27) - How far away we are from NFT’s being ubiquitous / does it matter or it is all going to be crypto native. (51:56) - Jimmy's thoughts on customer’s feedback. (57:55) - Where to find Nameless. (01:00:44) - Jimmy's thoughts on brands and enterprises giving up control to the community. Resources: Jimmy McNelis: Co-Founder and CEO at nft42 nft42 Website Nameless Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that a
7/28/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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World Mobile Chain: Cardano’s First Killer App?

Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Micky Watkins, Alan Omnet and Andrew Soper from World Mobile. World Mobile is seeking to tackle one of the biggest challenges globally: connectivity. This is not your typical crypto native project, but rather a new kind of telecoms network which leverages and combines a range of technologies like mesh networking, hybrid spectrum, and renewable energies, with blockchain being used to grow and distribute its infrastructure. It also happens to be the first token on Cardano supported by IOHK itself. In this conversation, we’ll dive into World Mobile: what it is, why it matters and their experience building on Cardano so far. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Supporting over 1000+ projects from builders, developers, and even artists, who everyday create new applications and issue digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world, Celo’s mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for everyone. Learn more at Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (3:22) (First Question) – Andrew, Mickey, Alan’s Background. (9:45) – The problem / almost half the world is still unconnected. (11:25) – How WMC’s solution works / how legacy infrastructure & solutions work. (20:08) – What is World Mobile Network. (27:17) – What infrastructure will WMC be putting down versus working with others and being kind of an aggregator. (34:00) – Thoughts on MMOs. (35:30) – Thoughts on Telecom. (42:30) – Why WMC choose to use blockchain / what is it that it enables that WMC couldn’t achieve without it. (47:50) – Why did WMC settle on Cardano / how WMC blockchain implementation works. (52:43) – Customer acquisition strategy / when WMC will start to roll this network out. (59:53) – WMC’s long-term vision. (1:08:40) – Where to find WMC. Resources: World Mobile Website  World Mobile Interview With Charles Hoskinson World Mobile Documentary More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/
7/26/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 28 seconds
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Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 5: Santiago Santos of Parafi Capital

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Santiago Santos, General Partner at Parafi Capital, an alternative investment firm focused on blockchain and decentralized finance markets. The two discuss game theory, psychology in crypto, finding that fund-returning play, and more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (2:33)- First Question: Santiago's Background and Parafi Capital overview. (4:04)- How Santiago allocates his time for projects. (11:02) - Getting buy-in for a project post-investment. (12:55) - Sizing up the founding team quantitatively and qualitatively. (15:58) - How retail investors get comfortable without access to the core team. (26:28) - Concentration vs. Diversification. (28:45) - Investing in themes. (34:15) - Copying and pasting old things that worked vs. actually having a new idea. (36:25) - Making bets on other L1s despite existing L1s. (46:26) - Token incentives from an investor and user perspective. (53:04) - Santiago's process for working with a team. (58:56) - Skepticism when doing due diligence on a project. (1:01:16) - Santiago's best advice. (1:03:56) - The best advice Santiago's ever gotten. (1:11:08) - Plays that changed Santiago's life / the world / someone else's life. (1:17:02) - Santiago's favorite book on game theory. Resources: Santiago Santos: General Partner, Parafi Capital Parafi Capital Website 2020 Interview with Santiago and Ben Forman More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and
7/23/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 4: Andrew Kang of Mechanism Capital

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Andrew Kang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mechanism Capital, a fund interested in all aspects of the crypto ecosystem with a focus in DeFi. The two discuss token economics, value accrual, incentives for teams, and more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (2:50)- First Question: Andrew's Background and Mechanism Capital overview. (5:42)- How Andrew allocates his time for projects. (12:12) - Andrew's thoughts on community investing and party rounds. (14:17) - How Andrew builds conviction in a team as a retail investor. (16:50) - Founders / red flags / anonymous founders. (23:17) - Andrew’s biggest miss or loss and what he learned from it. (26:00) - Andrew's biggest edge as an investor in crypto. (30:47) - Projects that crushed their token economics from the get-go. (32:43) - Thoughts on token economics and incentives. (35:00) - Andrew's thesis on PleasrDAO and NFTs. (41:22) - DAOs maintaining their decentralization long-term. (46:25) - Thoughts on the future of VC investing in crypto. (50:29) - When Andrew thinks crypto will be not as interesting. (52:25) - Andrew's best advice. (55:23) - Who Andrew looks up to in the crypto space. Resources: Andrew Kang: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Mechanism Capital Mechanism Capital Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain React
7/22/202158 minutes, 47 seconds
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Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 3: Michael Jordan of Galaxy Digital

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Michael Jordan, Vice President at Galaxy Digital, a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology sector. The two discuss types of investments, adding value to portfolio companies, token economics, and more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (2:42) First Question: Michael’s Intro and what does he do at Galaxy. (6:27) Michael’s thoughts on traditional funds getting access to equity deals in crypto. (9:33)  Differences between crypto equity plays today vs. a couple of years ago. (12:04) Whether projects like the OpenSeas, the Fireblocks to IPO in the NASDAQ or decentralize the community in some way. (16:40) Michael’s thoughts on party rounds vs. Galaxy taking all of a deal. (22:38) Retail vs. Institutional / what they see when they look at a project. (24:41)  Michael’s thoughts on the value flows between the equity and the token. (29:19) Are we going to go completely crypto native with tokens? / will the stock exchange go away? / Michael’s thoughts on old traditional financing methods and where we’re going with crypto. (32:09) Founding teams / the spectrum of due diligence Michael does on a founder / how Michael diligences founders on the qualitative basis. (39:00) What Michael thinks is the most important sector within crypto to invest in – from a retail perspective. (41:06) Michael’s advice on diversification versus concentration. (43:54) The best advice Michael’s ever gotten. Resources: Michael Jordan: Vice President at Galaxy Digital Galaxy Digital Website Interview with Mike Novogratz, CEO and Chairman at Galaxy Digital More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-Pd
7/21/202147 minutes, 56 seconds
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Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 2: Jason Choi of Spartan Group

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jason Choi, General Partner at Spartan Group, one of Asia’s first DeFi focused funds. The two discuss biggest wins and losses, due diligence, traits of successful crypto communities, and more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.  Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at  Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (1:52) First Question: How Jason manages his time in the crypto industry. (6:22) Jason's thoughts on trends in a multi-chain world. (10:46) Jason's thoughts on L1s. (14:06) How Jason knows whether or not a project has a killer community. (16:30) How Jason gets comfortable with a project where the community starts to take over. (19:52) Founders / how Jason sizes up founders / red flags that avoid investing in a founder. (28:33) Gaining conviction during bear markets. (30:44) How Jason gets the conviction to invest in a project. (34:17) Jason's position on cash. (38:37) The best advice Jason’s ever gotten. (40:47) Incentives beyond money that lead Jason to invest in a project. (42:26) What was Jason biggest loss or miss and what he learned from it. (46:05) Jason's biggest accomplishment. (49:51) Jason's idol in the space / who Jason looks up to. (52:03) How Jason allocates his time effectively to portfolio companies / his favorite area to allocate his time. (53:35) Jason's thoughts on the VC model long-term. (56:56) What Jason is looking for in the next one to three years. Resources: Jason Choi: General Partner, Spartan Capital Spartan Group Website 2019 Interview More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not inve
7/20/202159 minutes, 52 seconds
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Crypto Venture Capital Series Ep. 1: Arthur Cheong of DeFiance Capital

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Arthur Cheong, founder & portfolio manager at DeFiance Capital, Asia's largest DeFi focused crypto fund. The two discuss biggest wins and losses, effective due diligence, traits of successful crypto communities, and more. We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible. Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network. Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi’s most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io. Celo: Supporting over 1000+ projects from builders, developers, and even artists, who everyday create new applications and issue digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world, Celo’s mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for everyone. Learn more at Celo.org. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (1:50) First Question: Arthur’s Intro and What is DeFiance Capital. (2:17) How long have been the fund around / how many deals have DeFiance done at a high level focus on tokens or equities. (2:48) How DeFiance works. (8:12) How Arthur draws the line on new areas to invest in. (12:30) Differences between traditional venture investing and VC in crypto. (19:36) Founders / How Arthur sizes up founders /red flags that avoid investing in a founder / anonymous founders. (31:04) Arthur’s thoughts on founders giving up control to the community. (33:26) Concentration versus diversification. (40:53) How Arthur allocates his time to funds or projects. (43:46) The best advice Arthur’s ever gotten from a crypto founder / the best advice that Arthur’s ever given someone on crypto. (46:45) How much cash Arthur has in the fund and what he thinks about it. (48:41) Arthur’s thoughts on global markets and how it affects crypto. (51:59) Arthur’s thoughts on a situation where governments take a very aggressive stance against crypto. (55:00) What was Arthur biggest loss, why did he miss it, and what is he going to do for the future so it doesn’t happen again. (58:36) Arthur’s thoughts on invest in the L1s. Resources: Arthur Cheong: Founder & Portfolio Manager, DeFiance Capital DeFiance Capital Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcas
7/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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Universe: Aggregating All NFT Media Components and Evolving The Components Faster than Peers

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tyler Ward and Tim Kang, co-founders of Universe, a community bootstrapping engine designed to embed community building mechanics into the way you mint and monetize NFTs. The three discuss how Universe is aggregating all NFT media components to launch an NFT community, iterating faster with a community-driven approach, and much more. We would like to thank Kava for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Kava gives you the ability to earn more by connecting the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications. With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes: (2:20) - First Question - Tyler´s Intro. (3:21) - Tim´s Intro. (4:26) - What is Universe. (10:39) - Walkthrough Universe's components. (14:18) - Differences between minting on Universe vs. other platforms. (21:23) - Chance of other NFT minting platforms rerouting the metadata to Arweave or putting it on something unstoppable. (25:03) - Universe's Auction House. (29:56) - Reason behind decentralization of Universe's components. (36:03) - Tyler's thoughts on the dichotomy between what Larva Labs does to promote punks and what the community does to promote punks. (39:33) - Differences between polymorphs and other NFTs / why people are going crazy for them right now. (41:09) - Tim and Tyler's thoughts on Rarities / How to describe rarity to somebody that understands Punks well / how does the rarity value dynamic work. (46:52) - Polymorph: Rolling and Re-rolling / how expensive is to buy it / bonding curve aspects. (52:52) - The Foundation / how to incentivize people to curate and get involved. Resources: Tyler Ward: Co-Founder of Universe Tim Kang: Co-Founder of Universe Universe Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed <
7/15/202159 minutes, 56 seconds
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Yenwen Feng and Nick Tong: Introducing Perpetual Protocol v2 ”Curie”

Jose Maria Macedo and Jonathan Erlich sit down with Yenwen Feng and Nicholas Tong to discuss all things Perpetual Protocol, the largest decentralized perpetuals trading platform by volume. They explore Perpetual’s success to date and dive into all the details behind the upcoming Perpetual Protocol v2. We would like to thank Kava for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Kava gives you the ability to earn more by connecting the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications. With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes (2:12) – (First Question) – Yenwen and Nick's background and what brought them to crypto. (5:09) – What is a perpetual future contract / Motivations for Perpetual V2. (8:41) – Perpetual V1 / vAMM architecture. (11:19) – Process to start a market in Perp V1 and what parameters are needed before creating a market. (17:34) – Reasons for the success of Perp V1 and V2 and how intense growth has been experienced from the team’s perspective. (23:40) - Biggest learnings from Perp V1. (26:07) - How Perp V2 works. (32:19) - Yenwen's thoughts on the design trade-offs and where does Perpetual sit. (34:50) - Advantage of adopting a Uniswap V3 style model versus a centralized limit order book model. (40:36) - Yenwen's thoughts on scaling perp long-term. (41:48) - Decentralized vs. centralized derivatives (44:35) - How the decentralized derivatives market will look like in 5–10 years from now. (47:44) - Where to find Perpetual Protocol. Resources: Yenwen Fang: Co-Founder at Perpetual Protocol Nick Tong: Head of Strategy at Perpetual Protocol Perpetual Protocol Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | <a href='https://soundcloud.com/ftdm
7/13/202149 minutes, 19 seconds
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Seb Audet: Zapper Is Illuminating Crypto For All To See

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Seb Audet, co-founder of Zapper to discuss user growth, benefits to offering DeFi education, integration speed, communities without a token, and more. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes (1:52) - First Question - Did you ever envision Zapper to be what it is today when you originally founded it? (6:34) - How Zapper got so many users without a token. (12:30) - Seb's thoughts on decentralizing and scaling the Zapper Farm feature on Zapper. (14:49) - Seb's Background. (17:44) - The idea for Education and Quest with Zapper. (23:24) - Earnings people get by completing “Quests." (24:55) - Whether the learning and education that Zapper offers will go beyond DeFi to NFTs. (30:06) - Zapper's global reach / targeting users with cultural differences. (33:33) - Zapper's app store. (35:08) - Zapper's role in NFTs. (36:58) - Zapper's competition. (40:11) - Seb's thoughts on supporting a layer two vs. supporting a new layer one. Resources: Seb Audet: Co-founder of Zapper Zapper website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
7/12/202142 minutes, 33 seconds
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Tascha Pan: Alpha Launchpad Aims to Incubate New DeFi Protocols

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tascha Pan, co-founder of Alpha Finance Lab, which aims to be a forefront DeFi lab through building and incubating a number of DeFi ecosystems and products that capture unaddressed demand in an innovative and user-friendly way. The two discuss the Alpha Launchpad (the first-ever DeFi incubator program), the Alpha Universe and Ecosystem, value accrual to $ALPHA, and much more. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes (1:37) – (First Question) – What is Alpha Finance. (4:40) – How Alpha Launchpad works / Alpha Launchpad applications. (8:10) – What Tascha looks for in a founder. (12:46) – Scaling with Alpha Launchpad incubator. (15:29) – $ALPHA token / token econ design and walkthrough. (21:10) – The value flow to $ALPHA stakers. (23:19) – Tascha's thoughts on the dichotomy between the project tokens and the $ALPHA token. (24:23) – How Alpha makes sure that the value flows are to $ALPHA stakers for 1, 5, 10 years. (27:01) – Tascha's thoughts on non-developer focused projects. (28:44) – Alpha Homora update. Resources: Tascha Punyaneramitdee (Pan Pan): Co-Founder of Alpha Finance Lab Alpha Finance Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License h
7/9/202130 minutes, 41 seconds
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Somnium Space: Virtual Worlds Of Tomorrow — Metaverse Musings Ep 31

Host Piers Kicks, sits down for Episode 31 of Metaverse Musings with Artur Sychov, the Founder of Somnium Space, to cover his immensely exciting virtual reality project. It really feels as though Artur is already living in the future, as he constantly strives to push the boundaries of what virtual reality has to offer with his deep passion for the sector. Resources: Project Website: https://somniumspace.com/  Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ASychov   Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
7/7/202155 minutes, 33 seconds
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Avalanche: Entering the 3rd Generation of Blockchains

Guest Host and Research Analyst at Delphi Ventures Can Gurel sits down with John Wu, president of Ava Labs, the creators behind the 3rd generation blockchain platform Avalanche. Avalanche is built from the ground up as a platform to host interoperable blockchains and enable both permissionless and permissioned use cases to bring new financial primitives into crypto. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes (2:06) – (First Question) – John's Background and what brought him to crypto. (9:54) – Avalanche’s vision / what is a sub-net and how does it allow us to have permission and permission-less flows. (14:04) – Avalanche's security mechanisms. (16:08) – Enterprise use cases on Avalanche. (22:55) – John's thoughts on Layer 1s. (25:53) – Bridges to Avalanche and how to port over new liquids. (27:19) – Avalanche's advantages and its benefits for the community in the future. (31:23) – Avalanche main upgrades. (34:40) – John's thoughts on the regulatory environment in crypto how the space will evolve evolve over the next month. (37:39) – Price, Institutions, and smart people joining the crypto space. Resources: John Wu: President of Ava Labs Ava Labs Website Avalanche Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License <a href='h
7/6/202140 minutes, 29 seconds
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Vega: A Unique Protocol for Creating and Trading Derivatives

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Barney Mannerings, co-founder of Vega, a protocol for creating and trading derivatives on a fully decentralized network. The two discuss the protocol’s ability to allow for any derivative contract to be built, dynamic incentives, and much more. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. - Show Notes (1:37) – (First Question) – Barney's Background and what brought him to crypto. (8:33) – Vega's Elevator Pitch. (10:08) – Problems in the centralized financial system that Vega is attempting to solve. (12:46) – Where is Vega in its development timeline. (14:51) – How Vega works and use cases. (22:43) – Modularity of Vega / how easy it is to implement a derivatives contract on Vega. (27:01) – Vega's Competition. (30:19) – Why Vega chose to build its own chain. (39:29) – Incentivizing liquidity providers. (43:23) – Risks and initiatives. (46:44) – Vega's fee structure. (49:56) – What is "Wendy" / how it tackles the MEV problem. (55:35) – Barney's thoughts on inter-blockchain communication (IBC). (57:15) – Dealing with lag between moving collateral between chains or cascading liquidations. (59:18) – What’s keeping Barney up at night. Resources: Barney Mannerings: Co-founder of Vega Protocol Vega Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons
6/30/20211 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Yield Guild: The Job Board of the Metaverse — Metaverse Musings Ep 30

Hosts Piers Kicks, Anil Lulla, and Yan Liberman sit down for Episode 30 of Metaverse Musings with Gabby Dizon, Founder of Yield Guild, to talk through his groundbreaking project directly impacting the lives of thousands of people all over the world. Delphi backed Yield Guild early on and are proud to continue to support the journey. We couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds and firmly believe that the project will revolutionize the way we perceive work. Tune in for a glimpse of the future. Resources: Project Website: https://yieldguild.io/  Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-BrASMHU4 Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gabusch Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi   More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/28/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jean Miao: The Permissionless Protocol for Decentralized Perpetual Swaps on Arbitrum

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jean Miao, co-founder of MCDEX, a next-gen, fully permissionless protocol for decentralized perpetual swaps (perps). The two discuss the entire protocol from V2 to V3, the case for decentralized perps overtaking centralized perps and much more. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to gain exclusive early access to every new interview before it's published. Show Notes (2:06) – (First Question) – Jean's Background and what brought her to MCDEX. (6:29) – MCDEX Overview. (7:56) – What is perpetual swap. (9:21) – How MCDEX works. (14:36) – Differences between V3 and V2. (17:10) – Thoughts on bootstrapping liquidity. (19:04) – MCDEX target / differences in attracting a different class of trader or investor. (22:57) – MCDEX's Competition. (26:48) – How the permissionless market creation works. (31:21) – What benefits does permissionless market creation give to the long tail of assets. (35:56) – MCDEX L2 launch. (38:52) – Lessons learned from halting V2 and going to V3 / why MCDEX switched from V2 to V3. (45:55) – $MCB, the token. (49:44) – MCDEX limit orders. (50:57) – Where to find MCDEX. Resources: Jean Miao: Co-Founder of MCDEX MCDEX Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/b
6/25/202152 minutes, 17 seconds
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Showtime: Social Media In The Time of NFTs — Metaverse Musings Ep 29

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 29 of Metaverse Musings with Alex Masmej, the Co-Founder of Showtime to talk through the future of social media in a world of Web 3.0 and NFTs. Alex has an awesome background and exploded into the crypto space by being the first person to ever tokenize themselves in order to finance his move to San Francisco... Resources: Game Website: https://twitter.com/tryShowtime  Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AlexMasmej  Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/19/202146 minutes, 17 seconds
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Simon Harman: Exploring Chainflip’s Cross-Chain Native AMM

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Simon Harman, the founder of Chainflip, a cross chain native AMM.  In this episode we discuss Simon’s journey, the need for a cross-chain native exchange, competitive differences, timelines, economic security, value accrual for FLIP, concentrated liquidity, signature schemes, and much more. We also cover why Delphi Ventures is such an excited investor in Chainflip. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes (2:21) – (First Question) – Simon’s Background and what brought him to Crypto. (15:00) – What is Chainflip. (26:12) – Chainflip Usability / User Experience. (29:27) – How Chainflip works. (37:33) – Chainflip’s signing schemes / Security / Economic attack factors. (50:20) – How hard is it to get control over a majority of the nodes in a vault. (1:00:20) – Thoughts on Multi-Chain AMMs. (1:03:26) – What is the timeline for Chainflip. (1:04:44) – Why build on Substrate. (1:07:53) – How hard would it be to run a validator for Chainflip. (1:09:38) – Thoughts about the risks of upgrading. (1:12:10) – Flip Token / fees / model for value accrual. (1:25:14) – Thoughts on Impermanent Loss. (1:33:40) – Where to find Chainflip. Resources: Simon Harman, Founder of Chainflip Chainflip Site More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US  <
6/18/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 25 seconds
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APWine: A New DeFi Primitive To Tokenize Future Yield

Yan Liberman and Paul Burlage of Delphi Digital host Ulysse, Gaspard and Antoine of ApWine to discuss how the project allows you to speculate on the evolution of the yield generated by different DeFi protocols. ApWine also allows you to hedge your risk on your passive revenue, converting it into futures. Disclosure: Delphi Ventures is an investor in ApWine. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes (1:31) – (First Question) - Antoine's Intro. (2:16) – Gaspard's Intro. (2:37) – Ulysse's Intro. (3:05) – APWine's Elevator Pitch. (4:48) – How does APWine work / components. (6:25) – APWine's target. (9:15) – Thoughts on Liquidity / envisioning the APY and AMM / plan to bootstrap the particular markets. (14:00) – Tokenizing future yield on different products. (22:12) – APWine's Design / What's different from APWine competitors. (28:43) – APWine's Token / functionality. (33:40) – Future plans / integrations. (40:31) – Thoughts on cross-chain or multi-chain plans. (43:18) – Why an LBP. (47:44) – Where to find APWine. Resources: Ulysse Ramage: Co-Founder of APWine Gaspard Peduzzi: Co-Founder of APWine Antoine Mouran: Co-Founder of APWine https://www.apwine.fi/ More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative
6/10/202148 minutes, 54 seconds
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Epics.gg: Building Scalable Collectibles Experiences On Ethereum — Metaverse Musings Ep 28

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 28 of Metaverse Musings with Mark Donovan, the founder and CEO of Epics.gg who are operating a next-generation NFT infrastructure stack focused on the mainstream consumer. Beyond their esports and streaming focus with Epics.gg, they have rolled out a brand called Kolectiv which pays homage to the cultural heritage of crypto with beautiful thematic artwork of notable events from the industry’s leading artists. Mark intends to leverage this infrastructure stack for future projects, one of which is just around the corner... Resources: Game Website: https://epics.gg/  Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/markdono  Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
6/7/202145 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jess Sloss: Seed Club Is Ushering In The Creator Economy

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Jess Sloss, the instigator of Seed Club. We discuss the creator economy, social tokens, seed club’s vision and much more! We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (2:07) – First Question: Seed Club's Elevator Pitch. (3:18) – The Creator Economy. (5:53) – Web 3.0 gig economy vs. Individual Creator. (11:38) – Thoughts on artists releasing NFTs. (17:58) – What BitClout got right / wrong about the creator economy. (22:56) – Thoughts on the traditional value drivers vs. Web 3.0 native movement. (25:56) – Seed Club's most tangible value drivers. (33:08) – Thoughts on speculation. (36:26) – How does Jess scale his time given the number of creators that want to come to Seed Club. (40:47) – What does Seed Club look like in a year from today. Resources: Jess Sloss: https://twitter.com/thattallguy Seed Club's Website: https://seedclub.io/Seed Club’s Website More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
6/4/202145 minutes, 51 seconds
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Kevin Owocki: Decentralizing Gitcoin Through GTC and Shaping The Future of Public Goods

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Kevin Owocki, The founder of Gitcoin who covers the entire Gitcoin story, from quadratic funding to the future of public goods. Kevin also dives into GTC, its use and decentralizing the project 🦄 We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:39) – First Question: Kevin, an EVM whisperer. (2:15) – Gitcoin’s Elevator Pitch. (5:32) – Gitcoin’s Mission. (6:45) – Funding public goods on Gitcoin / Going from bounties to grants. (9:12) – Gitoin’s digital infrastructure / Quadratic Funding. (15:06) – Thoughts on how to get the feedback loop going. (17:18) – Gitcoin and dApps. (19:09) – Kevin’s favorite grants that had been funded historically by GitCoin. (22:00) – Gitcoin’s stats. (23:54) – Gitcoin’s Governance Token (GTC). (30:00) – Thoughts on governing Gitcoin. (32:09) – Will the community take over Gitcoin / Will Gitcoin expand beyond Ethereum. (38:00) – Gitcoin’s biggest issues / Biggest hurdles to get people to fund grants. (40:20) – Thoughts on centralized companies thwarting Kevin’s growth and success. (45:39) – Where to find Gitcoin. Resources: Kevin Owocki – Founder of Gitcoin: https://twitter.com/owocki Gitcoin’s Website: https://gitcoin.co More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
6/2/202147 minutes, 25 seconds
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Andy Chorlian: From MakerDAO and NBA Top Shots to Fractionalizing NFTs

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Andy, the founder of Fractional, the project leading the charge on Fractionalizing NFTs. The two discuss Andy’s journey from MakerDAO, to being an early NBA top shots collector to creating Fractional. They dive into the Fractional project on the reasons behind breaking an NFT into pieces, the process, putting the puzzle back together and much more. Delphi Ventures is a proud investor in Fractional.  We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (3:12) - First Question: Andy's Background. (10:44) - Top Shots Elevator Pitch. (19:07) - Where did the idea of Fractional come from. (23:04) - Benefits of fractionalizing an NFT / Differences for different types of NFTs. (26:36) - Thoughts on people sharing a part of a NFT. (30:51) - Fractionalization Walkthrough. (34:16) - The Curation Fee. (41:30) - Fractional buyout structure / Forms of fractionalization. (48:19) - Fractional plans for the community. (49:56) - What’s on the horizon for Fractional. (51:25) - Fractional's Team. (52:15) - Risks to fractionalizing NFTs. (54:43) - Thoughts on fractionalized shards through Fractional trading on other blockchains / L2. (57:03) - Where to find Fractional.   Resources: Andy Chorlian: https://twitter.com/andy8052 Fractional: https://twitter.com/fractional_art More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License h
5/27/202158 minutes, 7 seconds
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Covalent Is Enabling Applications To Leverage Multi-Chain Data

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Ganesh Swami the CEO and Founder of Covalent. The two discuss how Covalent is enabling traditional and crypto developers to leverage data from any blockchain through a no code implementation that plans to decentralize over time. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:52) - First Question: Ganesh's Background. (3:18) - Covalent Elevator Pitch. (10:35) - How easy is it to use Covalent. (14:13) - Thoughts on Traditional Companies /  Fin Tech creating apps to integrate with Crypto. (15:47) - Covalent's technical capabilities. (20:45) - How does Covalent differentiate The Graph. (29:18) - Thoughts on Attack Factors. (31:58) - Covalent's end goal on the decentralization side. (35:50) - How much traction does Covalent have right now / Projects / Metrics. (38:00) - The long-term plans for the Covalent query token. (41:27) - Where to find Covalent. Resources: Ganesh Swami: https://twitter.com/gane5h Covalent: https://twitter.com/Covalent_HQ More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
5/25/202143 minutes, 52 seconds
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Upshot: The Protocol That Pays People To Be Honest — Metaverse Musings Ep 27

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 27 of Metaverse Musings with Nick Emmons, the founder and CEO of Upshot who are building a protocol that leverages peer prediction to incentivise people to answer subjective questions honestly. Upshot’s early application is around NFT appraisals, generating price feeds for esoteric, low velocity assets. The protocol is an incredibly powerful primitive, and has some compelling longer-term use cases. Nick is a true gigabrain and it’s a privilege to get a deeper understanding of how he is thinking about this space. Resources: Game Website: https://upshot.io/ Guest's Twitter: https://twitter.com/nick_emmons Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/22/202139 minutes, 52 seconds
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GMoney: From Spending $150,000 On A CryptoPunk To Launching an On-Chain NFT Fund

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Gmoney to discuss his journey from spending $150K on a cryptopunk to launching Delphi INFINFT, an on-chain NFT fund with us at @Delphi_Digital. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (2:11) – First Question: GMoney’s Background and what brought him to Crypto. (8:00) – Thoughts on Punks with the proliferation of a million different types of NFTs today. (10:31) – Punk’s utility within the Metaverse / Use Cases. (14:46) – Thoughts on the traditional world understanding the benefits of NFTs. (19:12) – Other types of NFTs or tokens more interesting / less interesting. (22:14) – How to educate people on the merits of NFTs. (26:18) – How to judge the strength and longevity of a community around an NFT. (29:42) –  Punk’s Risk factors. (33:29) – Thoughts on launching NFTs and other chains. (35:25) – What is GMoney looking for in deals/ NFT fund with Delphi Digital / Why on syndicate. (46:58) – The worst NFT trade. (48:42) – Pricing issue for NFTs. (54:35) – How important are L2s to the NFT market. (01:00:04) – Thoughts on the creator economy / What are people doing right and wrong. Resources: GMoney: https://twitter.com/gmoneyNFT DELPHI INFINFT: https://www.syndicateprotocol.org/syndicate/delphi_infinft More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons
5/21/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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EmberSword: A Next Gen Blockchain MMORPG — Metaverse Musings Ep 26

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 26 of Metaverse Musings with Mark Laursen, the founder and CEO of Bright Star Studios who are building a game called EmberSword. Mark has a deep background in video games, having spent much of his life playing them professionally as well as creating them. From as early as 2016 he had a strong vision of how crypto could infuse with game economies to liberate the evident demand for open, unrestricted trade.    Resources: Game Website: https://embersword.com/  Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MarkLaursen    Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
5/7/202140 minutes, 23 seconds
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Exploring Cosmos Network With 6 Leading Cosmonauts

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts a galaxy brain group of leading Cosmos builders to discuss the Cosmos Network, value accrual, IBC, comparisons to other Layer-1s and much more.  Zaki Manian: Co-Founder of IqLusion and SommFinance Sunny Aggarwal: Co-Founder of SikkaTech Jelena: Working on InformalInc and Cosmos Joe Dirtay: Communications at Cosmos  Ethan: CEO of Informal and Co-Founder of Cosmos Jack Zampolin: Co-Founder of SommFinance and Pylon Validator We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:41) - (First Question) Joe's Intro. (2:23) - Jelena's Intro. (3:08) - Zaki's Intro. (3:18) - Jack's Intro. (3:29) - Sunny's Intro. (3:48) - Ethan's Intro. (4:43) - Cosmos Elevator Pitch. (5:02) - What is different about Cosmos. (8:19) - Insights about Cosmos Security / Benefits / Overpay. (20:30) - How does the Validator side work. (24:37) - What is the Inter-Blockchain Communications (IBC) protocol /  How does it further the ecosystem of application-specific blockchains built on Cosmos. (30:38) - Thoughts on handling a supreme ccale to run a decentralized exchange on Cosmos. (33:59) - Why is Cosmos designed the way it is. (36:19) - Does it really matter if people or app chains have to choose their security to pay less if they could just pay such a small amount on Ethereum. (46:30) - Thoughts on the Value Accrual side with Cosmos and ATOM. (53:18) - Who is Jack. (53:55) - Who is Ethan. (54:43) - Who is Jelena. (54:53) - Who is Zaki. (55:48) - Who is Sunny. (56:25) - Who is Joe. Resources: Zaki Manian: Co-Founder of IqLusion and SommFinance Sunny Aggarwal: Co-Founder of SikkaTech Jelena: Working on InformalInc and Cosmos Joe Dirtay: Communications at Cosmos  Ethan: CEO of Informal and Co-Founder of Cosmos Jack Zampolin: Co-Founder of SommFinance and Pylon Validator Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter:<a href='https://twitter.com/Podcast
5/5/202158 minutes, 11 seconds
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Antonio Juliano: Scaling dYdX’s Perpetuals Using Starkware To Target The Trillions In Monthly Perps Volume

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Antonio Juliano, the founder of dYdX, the decentralized derivatives exchange for perpetual swaps and margin trading. We talk scaling on Starkware to the sheer size of this market to economic attack vectors and everything in between. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:40) - (First Question) Antonio's Background. (2:40) - David's Background. (3:45) - Rob's Background. (3:52) - Why The Perpetuals Market / Market sizing. (5:01) - dYdX Overview. (6:00) - What is a Perpetual Contract. (8:51) - Thoughts on PERPs target. (11:06) - How the funding rate allows the perpetual swaps to trade in line with index price. (18:45) - Why ZK-rollups. (26:49) - Thoughts on dYdX risks / Attack vectors. (37:16) - How has the community received the new PERPs product / dYdX traction. (40:38) - Differences in costs from L1 and L2. (41:38) - Insights into recent crash / the unwinding of a lot of liquidations / How did dYdX perform during that time period. (43:55) - Thoughts on cross margining / benefits. (49:10) - Thoughts on cross-chain. (50:40) - dYdX fees. (52:00) - Thoughts on the world transitioning from centralized exchanges to decentralized platforms. (55:00) - Thoughts on Coinbase offering perpetuals. Resources: Antonio’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano dYdX’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi Tom’s Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@toms119 More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed
4/27/202158 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup Debate: Optimism, Starkware, Arbitrum and zkSync

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts an all star crew of all of the leading Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup scaling projects for an in-depth debate. See the transcript on our site as well. Ed Felten, Fo-Founder of Off-chain Labs (Arbitrum) Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder of Starkware Alex Gluchowski Founder of zkSync Liam Horne, Contributor to Optimism  Mark Tyneway, Systems Lead at Optimism  Ben Simon, Investment Analyst at Mechanism Capital We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: 2:00) - (First Question) Eli's Intro. (2:26) - Alex's Intro. (2:43) - Mark's Intro (2:57) - Liam's Intro. (3:17) - Ed's Intro. (3:40) - Ben's Intro. (4:30) - Optimistic roll-ups. (5:42) - Key differences between Arbitrum and Optimism. (8:13) - What is Starkware doing compared to Optimism. (11:20) - Optimistic vs ZK roll ups. (20:19) - Differences between fraud proofs and validity proofs. (29:07) - What would happen if the network splits and two parties propose progress in different directions? (21:18) - Mark thoughts on fraud proofs. (28:34) - Thoughts on attacks on Ethereum. (40:02) - Optimism and Arbitrum plans to reach high scale / Signatures / Price feeds (57:55) - Optimism progressing into production on Ethereum. (01:01:00) - Thoughts on bootstrapping usage and adoption - Starkware/zkSync/Optimism. (01:11:57) - Is the roll-up ecosystem going to be sort of a winner take all? (01:20:10) - Where to find Starkware. (01:20:55) - Where to find zkSync. (01:21:57) - Where to find Optimism. (01:22:43) - Where to find Arbitrum. (01:23:25) - Where to find Ben Simon.   Resources: Ed Felten, Fo-Founder of Off-chain Labs (Arbitrum) Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder of Starkware Alex Gluchowski Founder of zkSync Liam Horne, Contributor to Optimism  Mark Tyneway, Contributor to Optimism Ben Simon, Investment Analyst at Mechanism Capital Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi Tom’s Clubhouse: <a href='https://www.joinclubhous
4/23/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 15 seconds
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Thorchain Launch Party: The Magic Experience of Swapping Assets Cross Chain In A Few Clicks

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy and DV MP Yan Liberman host an expert group for a fun and exciting conversation on Thorchain’s Multi-Chain Chaosnet Launch. Thorchain now enables real, trustless, non-wrapped exchange of assets, cross chain. Guests Include:  Chad Barraford: Technical Lead At Thorchain Erik Voorhees: Founder of Shapeshift Yan Liberman: MP at Delphi Ventures Tushar Jain: MP of Multicoin Capital  Rob Paone: Founder Proof of Talent  Michael Perklin: Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com Jon: Co-Founder and former COO of ShapeShift.com Tyler Reynolds: Angel Investor and Founder of HackalertIO As a reminder, we originally hosted Chad on our Podcast back in September 2020 for a technical deep dive, and our foundational thesis on RUNE from Dec, 2019 can be accessed here. Delphi Ventures and members of the team are long $RUNE.  We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:57) - (First Question) Jon's Background. (2:14) - Michael's Background. (2:45) - Erik's Background. (3:36) - Rob's Background. (4:09) - Chad's Bakground. (4:31) - Yan's Background. (4:44) - Tushar's Background. (5:10) - What is Thorchain / Impact of the multichain launch. (6:35) - How does Thorchain work with ShapeShift. (9:36) - Tushar and Michael thoughts on Thorchain. (13:54) - Chad thoughts on multichain launch. (16:43) - Overview of the different stages that THORChain has been in. (21:18) - RUNE’s token. (28:34) - How the validators work. (32:46) - Use of the Cosmos SDK for Thorchain / Benefits. (40:27) - Difference between how Thorchain liquidity pools work and how Atomic swaps work. (44:33) - Thoughts on Wrapped Assets. (54:17) - Thoughts on Thorchain in the future. (01:00:39) - Chad’s thoughts on Yield Farming. (01:02:40) - The project Decentralizing the Community / Timeline / Who takes over. (01:22:00) - Thorschain's biggest competition. (01:29:10) - Closing thoughts. Other Resources: Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi <li style="font-weight:40
4/17/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sam Williams: Pay Once and Store Data Forever on Arweave

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy and Can Gurel, analyst at Delphi Ventures, host Sam Williams the Founder of Arweave.  Arweave is a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to truly store data forever – for the very first time. As a collectively owned hard drive that never forgets, Arweave allows us to remember and preserve valuable information, apps, and history indefinitely. By preserving history, it prevents others from rewriting it. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:45) - (First Question) Sam's Background. (2:55) - Arweave's Elevator Pitch. (6:01) - What incentivized Sam to start Arweave. (8:07) - Arweave Use Cases. (13:26) - Endowments / Payment Structure. (20:27) - Thoughts on Spora. (23:59) - How Sam envisions Arweave in 25, 50 years. (35:35) - Arweave, a profit-sharing community. (39:06) - Thoughts on dealing with illegal content. (44:20) - How does Arweave handle NFTs. (47:01) - Thoughts on Arweave in blockchain projects. (51:37) - The most unforeseen positive & negative event that Sam has overcome.   Resources: Sam’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/samecwilliams Arweave: https://www.arweave.org/ Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Can’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/CannnGurel Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi Tom’s Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@toms119 More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, an
4/13/202154 minutes, 27 seconds
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Alethea: Laying The Foundations For Trusted Synthetic Media — Metaverse Musings Ep 25

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 25 of Metaverse Musings with Arif Khan, the founder and CEO of Alethea. Arif posseses a rare blend of technical excellence and philosophical grounding that has allowed him to execute upon such an interesting project. It seems clear that artificially intelligent media is going to play a large role in our digital future, and it's great to see a project leveraging blockchain technologies to enable it early on.   Resources: Project’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/real_alethea  Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/11/202156 minutes, 58 seconds
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Carson Cook: Tokemak Is The Decentralized Liquidity Engine for DeFi ☢️

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy, hosts the Tokemak team (Carson Cook, Paul, Craig and Bruno) to discuss Tokemak, the decentralized liquidity engine for DeFi. We discuss why Tokemak may be one of the most important future pieces of crypto infrastructure. This episode was a recording of our clubhouse episode with the group. As a refresher, our original tweet storm can be viewed here.  We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:58) - (First Question) Carson's Background. (2:45) - Paul's Background. (3:15) - Bruno's Bakcground. (3:38) - Craig's Background. (4:13) - Tokemak's Elevator Pitch. (5:57) - The inefficiencies that Tokemak is attempting to solve. (9:30) - What Tokemak's Team learned in the market making business. (13:36) - How Tokemak works (21:45) - Tokemak's Token - TOKE. (24:59) - What the liquidity directors can do (32:33) - Quick Tokens Allocation / Walkthrough (37:37) - Thoughts on Dynamic Rewards. (43:27) - What would make Tokemak a success? (49:48) - Tokemak's Biggest Risks. (52:58) - How do you think about forkability with TOKE? (57:04) - Do you envision a future where Tokemak goes multi-chain? (58:40) - Thoughts on why Tokemak is an infrastructure play vs apps level (01:01:37) - Where to find Tokemak / What’s on the near term horizon for Tokemak? Resources: Carson’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiquidityWizard Paul’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/internet_Paul Bruno’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/70k3m3ch Craig’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/cabraun Tokemak Twitter: https://twitter.com/TokenReactor Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the
4/9/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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LUKSO: Building The New Creative Economy — Metaverse Musings Ep 24

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 24 of Metaverse Musings with Fabian Vogelsteller, the author of the ERC-20 standard and founder of LUKSO. Fabian draws upon a deep technical background having been a core contributor to Ethereum. He possesses a strong vision for how these technologies could evolve, and is actively architecting the world he wants to see.    Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/feindura   Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
4/3/202159 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kieran and Aaron Warwick: Illuvium Enters the Arena

The Delphi Podcast Hosts Yan Liberman and Colm Buckley have Kieran Warwick and Aaron Warwick, Co-Founders of Illuvium, on the podcast to discuss the upcoming launch of their new game. The group discuss Kieran and Aaron’s story to better understand the genesis of Illuvium. Afterwards they go into all aspects of the game, ranging from token econ to long term vision. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos.network is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:35) - (First Question) Kieran and Aaron's Background. (3:19) - What is Illuvium? / How it works? (7:12) - Thoughts on the Illuvium skills. (9:36) - Illuvium game modes. (15:36) - New user onboarding / Strategies. (19:30) - ILV Token. (27:15) - How the leveling system works with fusion? (29:59) - Insights about sILV. (35:07) - Thoughts on governance and IIPs. (39:00) - LBP sale / NFT rewards. (50:10) - ILV emotes. (51:56) - Insights about the timeline after the LBP. (55:52) - Where to find Illuvium?   Resources: Kieran’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/KieranWarwick Aaron’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaron_warwick Illuvium Site: https://www.illuvium.io/ Yan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/YanLiberman Colm's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeeCoalie Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic
4/2/202158 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tascha of Alpha Finance: Part 2, A Magical Founder’s Quest To Build A Cross Chain DeFi Empire 🏰

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures  Tom Shaughnessy hosts Tascha Punyaneramitdee of Alpha Finance. The two discuss Alpha’s token economic plan (staking and unlocked features per product), value accrual, backstopping risk in the platform, growing to take on DeFi giants while staying nimble and releasing cutting edge products, AlphaX’s perpetual product and much more. Tascha is a magical founder.  As a recap, we originally hosted Tascha on December 4, 2020 - view this episode here. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos.network is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (2:19) - (First Question) Alpha Finance Overview. (5:28) - Alpha Token’s staking Tiers. (9:26) - AlphaX, a leveraged trading perpetual swap onchain. (12:40) - The process behind the design of the user interface. (15:35) - Thoughts about how Alpha Homora will work with Uniswap V3. (19:54) - Alpha’s Risks. (22:22) - Thoughts on Layer 2s. (24:12) - Alpha's target / retail users and funds / DeFi protocols. (26:51) - Flip side of staking, where you have one pool of capital that’s inherently protecting multiple products? (29:21) - What’s next for Alpha? (32:29) - Thoughts on the direction of Alpha long-term. (35:17) - Dealing with Culture clashes. (38:31) - Thoughts on Alphas decentralization. (43:15) - How do you stay small enough to be able to offer the innovative DeFi products that got you here?   Resources: Tascha’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/tascha_panpan Alpha’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlphaFinanceLab Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency
4/1/202146 minutes, 4 seconds
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Alchemix: Scoopy Trooples and Jason Choi Dive Into The Protocol That Advances Your Yield Farming Gains

The Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy, The Spartan Group’s Jason Choi and Paul Burlage of Delphi host Scoopy Trooples, the co-founder of Alchemix.  The conversation covers Alchemix as a project, how the protocols loans repay themselves over time, the ALCX token and value accrual, audience questions and much more. This episode was originally aired live on Clubhouse. Disclosure: Delphi Ventures is long ALCX tokens.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:12) - (First Question) The Elevator Pitch for Alchemix. (3:50) - How to use Alchemix (5:29) - What is the alternative for people to use Alchemix? (11:41) - Alchemix as a useful tool for newcomers to Crypto. (13:11) - Cross Asset ideas with Alchemix. (14:32) - How the peg for Al USD is maintained (19:17) - Why Alchemix is needed as a separate product (25:49) - Striking a good balance between wanting to reward the stakers, but also taking the minimal amount you can so that everyone's loans are repaid faster. (27:50) - Biggest challenges for Alchemix. (30:45) - How Alchemix handles yield farming incentives and emissions (35:35) - What’s on the roadmap for Alchemix? (40:39) - Thoughts on Institutions moving into the DeFi ecosystem. (43:19) -The composability aspect of Alchemix? (45:20) - Thoughts on projects providing some way for people not in crypto, but "normies" to get a higher yield by providing their checking account balances basically. (49:28) - Risks that could harm the longevity of Alchemix. (52:04) - Is the loan coming from the yields or from the collateral? (54:15) - Thoughts on the different interoperability that needs to have the layers2.   Resources: Alchemix Site: https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US  More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at t
3/29/202158 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jake Brukhman: Backing The Best In Crypto & NFTs — Metaverse Musings Ep 23

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 23 of Metaverse Musings with Jake Brukhman, the Founder and CEO of CoinFund which was one of the earliest institutional crypto investors in the world. Jake is an incredibly insightful thinker who marries a strong technical background with creative passion. Some of his writing linked below has been highly influential in the NFT ecosystem and has established him as a leading commentator for this evolving landscape.   Resources: Guests' Twitter: https://twitter.com/jbrukh CoinFund blog: https://blog.coinfund.io Art platform: https://firstedition.xyz Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/28/202157 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mark Cuban: The Billionaire Crypto Degen

The Delphi Podcast Hosts Anil Lulla and Jose Maria Macedo chat with the one and only Mark Cuban about everything crypto.  The conversation covers everything from Mark’s view on the Internet bubble vs crypto right now, DeFi, NFTs, and more!  Although he needs no introduction, Mark Cuban is the billionaire start-up investor, Dallas Mavericks owner, and everyone’s favorite shark on ABC’s Shark Tank.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:19) - (First Question) Crypto vs. Previous Technological Revolutions. (5:14) - When did Mark first realize about Store Value / Smart Contracts. (9:07) - Crypto now vs 1 year ago. (12:37) - Yahoo stock / Broadcast.com Exchange. (15:02) - Thoughts on Valuation in Crypto right now. (19:52) - Pre-Hype cycle or Hype cycle? (22:02) - Thoughts on value capture / metrics in Crypto space. (25:58) - What specific metrics does Mark look at? (30:25) - Mark's methodology for learning about a new space. (35:09) - Explaining Crypto / NFTs to friends. (39:21) - Mark's thesis for Crypto Space / Areas of Interest. (44:22) - What does Mark look for in a crypto founder? (45:25) - Moats / Value Capture. (52:00) - Thoughts on Fountainhead by Ayn Rand / Regulatory side in the space. (54:23) - What is Mark farming right now? (56:12) - Mark's portfolio breakdown. (57:04) - When are we getting a Shark Tank episode focused, exclusively on crypto? Resources: Mark Cuban’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcuban Anil’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/anildelphi Jose’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/zemariamacedo Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi Music by KILROY: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/rgxj2sn... More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorship
3/26/202157 minutes, 59 seconds
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METAFACTORY: Glimpsing The Future Of Fashion — Metaverse Musings Ep 22

Host Piers Kicks and sits down for Episode 22 of Metaverse Musings with Drew Harding and Metadreamer, two pioneers of “digiphysical apparel”. The pair perfectly embody the core ethos of the space with ambitious plans for the future of fashion and the cultural components of Web3. METAFACTORY represents a truly mind-blowing illustration of the power of these technologies and how, increasingly, they are going to make their way into our physical lives too. Resources: Guests' Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrewHarding , https://twitter.com/META_DREAMER  Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/23/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disclosure Discuss Crypto, Music, and their $140K NFT Sale

The Delphi Podcast brings on Guy Lawrence from the legendary electronic music duo Disclosure to discuss NFTs, its impact on the music industry, and their recent Face sale on Zora (which Delphi actually won)! NFTs are unlocking completely new ways for artists to connect with fans, with our recent purchase allowing us to go to any Disclosure show for life as long as we’re holding the NFT. While this episode can be listened to alone, we highly recommend you first check out our recent episode with Music-NFT Pioneer Jack Spallone which we released last week. Enjoy! Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:45) - (First Question) Disclosure’s Background. (4:35) - Disclosure Face Auction / Artist / Bidding process. (12:10) - Next Disclosure NFT. (17:50) - Disclosure’s thoughts on NFTs. / Explaining NFTs to fans. (23:20) - Thoughts on Interactions between Artist and Fans / NFTs in the music industry. (32:07) - Disclosure’s advice to new artists interacting with NFTs. (35:34) - What else is Guy Lawrence looking at in Crypto. (37:40) - What is the most underrated Disclosure song? (39:17) - What is Guy Lawrence listening to right now? (40:42) - Time spent on longest / shortest songs. (43:57) - Next Disclosure show.     Resources: Disclosure’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/disclosure The Disclosure Face NFT: https://zora.co/disclosure/1834 Zora Website: https://zora.co/ Aansh’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/aanshmehta Anil’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/anildelphi Yan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/YanLiberman Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/19/202147 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jack Spallone: The Colliding Worlds Of Music And Crypto — Metaverse Musings Ep 21

Hosts Piers Kicks and Anil Lulla sit down for Episode 21 of Metaverse Musings with Jack Spallone, one of the leading thinkers at the intersection of music and crypto. It is clear he has a tremendous depth of knowledge around this industry, and thoroughly understands the exciting areas of application as well as the technology’s shortcomings. Resources: Guests' Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackSpallone Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. 
3/16/202150 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mike Novogratz: Scaling Galaxy Into A Behemoth, Criminal Justice Reform and NFT Hype

The Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Mike Novogratz, the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Galaxy Digital. This interview was recorded live in NYC. The two discuss crypto bull runs, scaling Galaxy Digital into the empire it is today, NFT hype and value accrual vs the traditional world, criminal justice reform, advice Mike gives to Galaxy employees and so much more. Mike is an industry titan who has an immense amount of knowledge and alpha to share. This interview was extremely exciting and I think Mike for his time.  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (2:51) - (First Question) The elevator pitch for Galaxy (5:16) - Galaxy’s Team (10:21) - Mike thoughts on Traditional Banks (12:58) - Mike's favorite DeFi project. (16:34) - How do you keep your eye on DeFi, but also where it’s worth it financially to invest? (18:09) - Mike's advice to young people in DeFi. (25:17) - Justice System / What is Mike trying to achieve? (34:40) - Thought on the US status as the World’s most powerful country (38:19) - Bitcoin's inflection point (45:07) - Thoughts on NFTs / Traditional Artwork. (49:11) - Thoughts on NFTS being in a bubble.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Galaxy Digital: https://www.galaxydigital.io/ Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/16/202152 minutes, 24 seconds
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Expert Group’s Top DeFi and Crypto Plays for 2021

Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy  hosts an expert panel to discuss their top DeFi/Crypto plays for 2021.  This conversation originally occurred on Clubhouse (recorded with guest permission) and be sure to follow Tom Shaughnessy on Clubhouse for any future rooms! Ryan Zurrer - Founder of Dialectic AG Dan Elitzer - Co-Founder of Nascent Andrew Kang - Founder of Mechanism Capital  Sasha Fleyshman - Junior PM, Special Situations at Arca Dan Matuszewski - CMS Holdings Hassan Bassiri - VP, Portfolio Management at Arca  TM Lee, Co-Founder of Coingecko Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (4:09) - (First Question) Top plays for 2021. (4:10) - Sasha’s top plays. (6:46) - Hassan ’s top plays. (10:28) - Dan E’s top plays. (12:53) - Andrew’s top plays. (15:56) - Ryan’s top plays. (19:25) - Dan M’s top plays. (22:12) - TM’s top plays. (28:20) - Thoughts on buying NFTs that have no utility. (38:30) - Thoughts on how the Native Crypto Art World will look in the future. (39:20) - Why is Bancor attracting so much liquidity now? (42:33) - Thoughts on The SBF trade. (47:30) - Thoughts on IL vs. Data slippage /Risks of data slippage. (50:30) - Ember Sword. (53:22) - Thoughts on Yield Farming explosion.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/11/202156 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Killer 14+ Person Expert Panel on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts a clubhouse of 13+ experts to discuss non-fungible tokens. The experts discuss their favorite NFTs, the difference between following NFT projects and individual creators, the benefits of NFTs over the traditional world of collectibles and much more. This podcast aired first on Clubhouse on March 1, 2021 and all speakers gave their consent to e recorded. Follow us on Clubhouse here. The full interview transcript is available below! Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (3:40) – (First Question) What is an NFT and Why are they so popular right now? (13:20) – Are NFTs in a bubble? (16:24) – Pros/Cons of buying NFTs. (20:06) – Thoughts on Crypto Brands becoming Tokenized. (26:29) – Favorite NFT projects. (36:29) – Tracking real world assets and NFTs. (44:41) – How to represent physical assets online / create a space for digital assets to be showcased. (46:09) – Following Individual Artists vs. Following Brands with NFTs. (48:52) – When will the real world see the benefits of NFTs. (51:49) – NFTs target communities. (54:00) – NFT Hot Takes. Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
3/10/202155 minutes, 4 seconds
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VEVE: The Evolution of Digital Collectibles — Metaverse Musings Ep 20

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 20 of Metaverse Musings with David and Dan, the Co-Founders ECOMI that created VEVE, a next-generation collectibles experience where users can own their favourite characters and IP as NFTs. The project has seen strong growth recently, with their mobile app trending in the app store and a very full content pipeline. The pair offer excellent insight into the world of licensed collectibles off the back of their extensive experience in the physical collectibles space.    Resources: Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecomi_ Piers’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi   More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
3/9/202147 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sorare: A Shot On Goal — Metaverse Musings Ep 19

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 19 of Metaverse Musings with Nicolas Julia, the Co-Founder & CEO of Sorare, a global fantasy football game where you trade and collect players as NFTs. The project has seen massive traction and rapid growth as appetite for these game assets has soared. Sorare has just announced their latest funding round of $50M led by Benchmark, with participation from famous players such as Pique, Schurlle, Ferdinand, and Griezman.     Resources: Guest’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ni2las Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
2/25/202138 minutes, 38 seconds
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Boson Protocol: Bridging The Physical and Digital Worlds With Decentralized Commerce — Metaverse Musings Ep 18

Podcast Show Notes: Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 18 of Metaverse Musings with Justin Banon, the founder of Boson Protocol. The protocol is a pioneer of the concept of “dCommerce”, which aims to recreate the entire ecommerce stack independent of any centralized intermediaries. For the first time, natively digital value can be transacted for real world goods and services in an entirely trustless manner. We cover everything from where blockchain could meet simulation theory, to how Boson will enable a “digital highstreet” where users can shop for physical goods without ever breaking immersion or having to trust those with which they transact.   Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JBanon    Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
2/24/202149 minutes, 14 seconds
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Zora: The Birth Of Platformless Media — Metaverse Musings Ep 17

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 17 of Metaverse Musings with Breck Stodghill from the Zora team. They recently launched their new protocol that extends the ERC-721 standard allowing for markets to be embedded alongside NFTs themselves. The project has given rise to the concept of cryptomedia unlocking the next generation of creator empowerment. – Resources: Resources mentioned: https://nfttok.com/ , https://aurra.gallery/ , https://zora.fm/track/438 , https://zora.gallery/  Guests’ Twitter: https://cryptomedia.wtf/ Piers’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. 
2/10/202150 minutes, 24 seconds
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Building DeFi Disneyland: Julien Bouteloup covering StakeDAO, BlackPool, Rekt and Curve

Delphi Digital analyst Jonathan Erlich hosts Julien Bouteloup, CEO of StakeDAO and Curve crew member, to discuss all things StakeDAO, Rekt, BlackPool and Curve. The conversation dives into StakeDAO’s vision to become the Disneyland of DeFi, Rekt’s upcoming V2, BlackPool DAO and Curve’s recently launched cross-asset swaps. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes (1:21) – (First Question) Julien’s Background and what brought him to Crypto. (3:20) – Stake Capital’s elevator pitch. (7:54) – StakeDAO Overview. (11:11) – StakeDAO’s Team / Branding /Development. (15:38) – Thoughts on value accrual to the StakeDAO Token. (19:21) – StakeDAO Strategies. (27:47) – BlackPool DAO Overview. (32:25) – BlackPool Investment Strategy. (38:19) – Rekt Overview. (45:34) – Julien’s vision for Curve. (49:36) – Cross Asset Swaps Walkthrough. (1:00:17) – Where to find Julien Bouteloup and StakeDAO, Blackpool, Rekt and Curve. Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Julien’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bneiluj  Stake Capital Site: https://www.stake.capital/  StakeDAO Site: https://stakedao.org/dashboard Rekt Site: https://www.rekt.news/   BlackPool Site: https://www.blackpool.finance/  Jonathan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanErlichL  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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The Emerging “Valuenet” with Maple Leaf Capital

Host Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Maple Leaf Capital, an anonymous investor and analyst in the space who has quickly made a name for himself with some excellent reports on DeFi and sharp takes on crypto twitter. In our view, Maple Leaf has one of the most cogent, well-articulated theses for crypto as a whole and for DeFi and Web 3.0 specifically. In this wide-ranging conversation, we dive into that and his thoughts on investing in the space more generally, including Maple’s crypto and DeFi thesis, investment thesis, competitive moats, specific sector analysis, decentralised governance, and much more. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (2:10) – Maple Leaf’s background and what brought him to crypto. (4:20) – Maple Leaf’s crypto thesis. (10:13) – The multi-dimensional costs of value transfer. (14:02) – Democratizing high-end financial services. (18:41) – Examples. (21:26) – Is DeFi simply a form of regulatory arbitrage? (22:51) – Three types of value nets and their interaction in the long/medium long term. (29:22) – 3 potential reasons why crypto could fail. (34:36) – Maple Leaf’s Investment Thesis. (40:30) – Competitive Advantages and Moats in Crypto. (46:40) – Valuing protocols. (48:35) – Views on Credit: Aave, COMP, Cream. (51:43) – Thoughts on decentralised governance. (58:59) – Thoughts on decentralised insurance. (01:02:41) – Views on Algorithmic Stablecoins. (01:04:36) – Contrarian bullish takes. (01:10:08) – Contrarian bearish takes.   Resources: Maple Leaf Capital’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MapleLeafCap Maple Leaf Capital Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eTuhqnIfY8DW_oy-GpKARy3hBDkHPKSB/view Jose’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZeMariaMacedo Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/5/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dapper Labs: Paving The Way For Consumer Blockchain — Metaverse Musings Ep 16

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 16 of Metaverse Musings with Roham Gharegozlou the Founder & CEO of Dapper Labs who built Crypto Kitties and NBA Top Shot. Most recently, they launched a new chain built entirely from the ground up after being dissatisfied with the scaling solutions available. Roham and his team are perhaps best positioned to comment on taking blockchain mainstream after not one, but two breakout successes with even more ambitious plans ahead of them. - Resources: Guests' Twitter: https://twitter.com/rohamg Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. 
2/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Psykeeper: Saffron’s Pools Offer Risk Tranching and Building as an Anonymous Founder

Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Psykeeper, the founder of Saffron Finance. Psykeeper shared his incredible story as an anonymous founder and the benefits of being anon. He also dove into how Saffron tranches risk for users, tranche dynamics, token econ plans and use cases, what the future holds and so much more.  This was our first episode where a founder used a voice changer to protect his identity, and we are more than happy to host founders, known or anon, to share their stories. Saffron is a protocol for tokenizing on-chain assets, including contracts that otherwise impair access to utilized capital. Tokenized ownership of on-chain assets gives liquidity providers greater flexibility and uninterrupted access to their underlying collateral while enabling leveraged staking and bespoke risk management. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:34) – Psykeeper’s background and how he founded Saffron Finance (SFI). (3:03) – Major benefits for Psy for being anonymous. (5:28) – Saffron’s elevator pitch. (6:52) – Differences between Saffron and other DeFi platforms / Tranches / Earnings. (9:47) – Saffron’s target market. (13:18) – Thoughts on Saffron rates. (15:43) – Saffron’s community. (17:00) – Thoughts on Saffron’s token long term. (20:21) – Concerns about the yields fall a lot once the SFI issuance falls. (22:50) – Thoughts on Saffron being used within another DeFi protocols. (23:54) – Saffron’s Team. (25:41) – How does the external community get involved? (28:25) – Learnings from Saffron’s token generation event. (31:04) – How does Psy plan to decentralize? (33:00) – Where to find Saffron Finance.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Psy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/psykeeper Saffron Finance: https://twitter.com/saffronfinance Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start
2/3/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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Armor Finance - Making DeFi Safer

Co-hosts Jose Maria Macedo and Yan Liberman sit down with Azeem and Robert from Armor Finance. Armor Finance is a new project building a smart insurance aggregator for DeFi. Armor seeks to make DeFi safer by streamlining the insurance UX, providing a ‘Pay as you Go’ and ‘Only pay what you owe’ coverage for users across various protocols, starting with the majors but expanding coverage over time. We see them as the insurance “distribution” layer on top of the “underwriting” layer provided by NXM, similar to insurance brokers in the real world. Armor just launched their first products and yield farming initiatives this weekend and Yan and Jose take this opportunity to dig into what Armor is and their future plans. We hope you enjoy this conversation. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (2:03) – Azeem and Robert’s background and what brought them to crypto. (3:24) – What is Armor? (7:08) – Armor UX: Next Products: (10:58) – 1. arNFT. (13:56) – 2. Smart Cover System. (16:41) – 3. Armor Vaults. (19:36) – Thoughts on Armor Vaults and LP shares becoming prime DeFi collateral and their incorporation into other protocols. (20:15) – How to think about Armor (22:10) – Integrating with Centralized Insurance Solutions. (22:57) – Armor Token value capture. (25:34) – Long term pricing power. (27:20) – Thoughts on the Cost of Customer Acquisition. (29:35) – Thoughts on Decentralized Insurance. (31:42) – Thoughts on underwriting risks. (32:47) – Custodial Coverage. (34:30) – Biggest risks to Armor’s Vision. (35:28) – Expectations for Armor’s primary users. (37:27) – Where to find Armor Finance.   Resources: Azeem’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AzeemFi Robert’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertmcforster Armor’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmorFi Armor website: https://armor.fi/ Jose’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZeMariaMacedo Yan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/YanLiberman Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
2/2/202137 minutes, 51 seconds
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Miles Anthony: Virtual World Casinos — Metaverse Musings Ep 15

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 15 of Metaverse Musings with Miles Anthony the Founder of Decentral Games who are building casinos across virtual worlds. His project is the first to pioneer this concept and thus far there is little in the way of competition. We talk through the unique considerations when building in this strange space, replacing The House with a community-owned protocol, and the interesting observations he has made on stimulating engagement thus far. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Resources: Guests' Twitter: https://twitter.com/miles1dg Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. 
1/27/202144 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jess Sloss and Cooper Turley: Social Tokens Are Rearchitecting Community and Social Engagement

Chain Reaction Hosts Tom Shaughnessy  and Piers Kicks host Jess Sloss, of Seed Club, and Cooper Turley, of Audius, to discuss social tokens and their must read 2020 social tokens post.  Social tokens are a nascent and budding opportunity in crypto and frankly, there are limited sources of information right now. To combat that and unveil the opportunity we had on two experts to help educate the Delphi Community on social tokens and their importance. The four talk numbers, use cases, key launches, what’s ahead, the differences between social and DeFi tokens, and much more. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes (1:27) – (First Question) – What was the impetus to write a Social Token year in review? (2:25) – The start of Social Tokens. (3:44) – What’s the most prominent Social Token that’s launched? (8:35) – The difference between a Social Token and a DeFi token. (12:40) – The difference between launching a Social Token and Yield Farming a DeFi Token. (15:42) – Using Social Tokens to reward people for automating tasks. (17:29) – Thoughts on Gaming. (19:45) – Thoughts about Social Tokens being used by the Traditional World. (23:07) – Social Tokens, a new emergent type of culture and brand. (26:28) – What was the biggest Social Token that you guys have aped into? (30:06) – Concerns about Human Risk. (32:54) – Thoughts about the Security around Social Tokens. (34:11) – Is there anyone specific who would be a good fit in Crypto to launch a Token? (36:08) – How to attribute value from other people to these tokens when a lot of the value is more qualitative than trackable metric-wise? (37:45) – Specific examples. (41:28) – Where Social Tokens fit in on a work level for Crypto people/ More Collaboration or More Competition. (43:00) – Thoughts about the Synergy of DeFIs, NFTs and Social Tokens. (46:10) – Jess / Seed Club. (47:18) – Cooper / Audius.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US  Resources: Jess’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thattallguy Cooper’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Piers's Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a so
1/26/202148 minutes, 26 seconds
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SuperRare: The Next Generation Of Digital Art — Metaverse Musings Ep 14

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 14 of Metaverse Musings with John the Founder and CEO of SuperRare. His project is one of the earliest crypto art platforms built on Ethereum, and leads the sector by on-chain volume. We talk through the unique considerations when building a crypto art platform, how to humanise the experience, how he thinks over $200M of art will be sold this year, and how intuitive content-oriented crypto such as NFTs could be the consumer-facing onboarding funnel the industry needs. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Resources: Guests' Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuperRareJohn Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. 
1/25/202136 minutes, 40 seconds
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Teddy and Jeff: Notional Finance Enables Fixed Rate, Fixed Term Lending and Borrowing on Ethereum

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy  hosts Teddy Woodward and Jeff Wu of Notional Finance.   Notional is a protocol on Ethereum that facilitates fixed rate, fixed-term lending and borrowing of crypto-assets via a novel financial primitive called fCash. Fixed rate financing touches all corners of the modern financial markets. The majority of US debt is issued at fixed interest rates because they provide certainty and minimize risk for market participants. Notional brings this capability to the decentralized financial system on Ethereum and gives crypto users that same access to stable financing. The full interview transcript is available below the video! Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:17) – (First Question) - Teddy’s Background. (3:11) – Jeff’s Background. (6:02) – Notional Finance Elevator Pitch. (8:33) – Key Differences between Notional Finance and other competitors. (11:50) – Rates / Collateralization Walkthrough. (14:42) – Thoughts about liquidity Fragmentation. (16:23) – The Collateralization Framework. (18:01) – Insights about DEV / Smart Contracts. (22:55) – How Notional affects DeFi. (26:34) – Will Notional attract Traditional Investors. (28:24) – What’s on the roadmap for Notional Finance. (29:56) – Notional vs. Compound? (33:09) – Notional Finance Team. (34:00) – Does Notional need a Community. (36:10) – How does the model work (to earn money). (36:49) – Where to find Notional Finance.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Teddy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/teddywoodward Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/wuprotocol Notional Finance: https://notional.finance Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparenc
1/21/202137 minutes, 54 seconds
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Algorithmic Stablecoins Series: Joey Santoro Covering FEI Protocol

Chain Reaction Hosts Tom Shaughnessy  and Medio Demarco host Joey Santoro, the founder and architect of FEI protocol. This is the third episode in our algorithmic stablecoin series. Joey talks through the creation of FEI, direct incentives for reducing and increasing supply, protocol controlled value, direct incentives, and much more.  Our other episodes in this series Empty Set Dollar FRAX Finance Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:19) – (First Question) - Joey’s Background and what brought him to Crypto. (2:16) – Main Issues with Decentralized Stablecoins. (5:31) – FEI Elevator Pitch. (8:37) – Differences on Seniorage collateralized model / FEI. (10:50) – What happens when FEI goes sub $1. (17:37) – FEI Reweight Steps / Liquidity Benefits. (20:17) – FEI vs. FRAX. (23:35) – The Tribe governance token. (29:01) – How Tribe be released to the world. (33:08) – FEI, building confidence and expectations. (35:24) – Thoughts about FEI’s ability to scale supply fast but also maintain a very close price to it's peg. (39:41) – FEI Biggest Risks. (44:47) – How much could FEI police the Direct Incentive. (47:06) – Thoughts about the possible impacts of other stablecoin communities enhancing projects. (49:58) – Benefits of not being an anonymous founder. (52:07) – Where to find Joey Santoro / FEI.   The full interview transcript is available here.  Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Do’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/d0h0k1 Terra Site: https://terra.money/ Mirror Site: https://mirror.finance/ Anchor Site: https://anchorprotocol.com/ Jonathan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanErlichL  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/   Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be
1/19/202153 minutes, 20 seconds
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Taking Crypto Mainstream: Do Kwon Covering Terra, Mirror and Anchor

Delphi Digital analyst Jonathan Erlich hosts Do Kwon, Co-Founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, to discuss all things Terra. The conversation dives into Terra’s vision and impressive 2020, as well as into Chai and some exciting recent developments such as Mirror and Anchor. The full interview transcript is available here!  Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes: (1:30) – (First Question) - Do Kwon’s Background and what brought him to Crypto. (3:18) – How Do Kwon defines Terra? (6:41) – Terra´s Stablecoins Walkthrough. (9:01) – Peg Stability. (11:06) – Thoughts about Chai / Chai´s Success. (16:01) – UX from the Merchant Perspective. (18:53) – How Terra benefits from Chai? (23:01) – 3 Announcements around Chai. (31:13) – Smart Contracts for Terra. (37:50) – Mirror’s Competitive Advantages. (40:34) – Thoughts about Value accrual in Mirror. (43:47) – Mirror Regulation. (46:33) – Mirror’s Sustainability / The liquidity mining campaign ends, What’s Next? (50:45) – Anchor: A new Savings and Lending Protocol. (56:48) – Thoughts about Anchor’s development. (57:28) – What can we expect from Terra for 2021?   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Do’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/d0h0k1 Terra Site: https://terra.money/ Mirror Site: https://mirror.finance/ Anchor Site: https://anchorprotocol.com/ Jonathan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanErlichL  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/   Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.  
1/15/20211 hour, 34 seconds
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Aave: The Road to a Crypto-Powered Neobank

Chain Reaction Host Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Stani Kulechov - Founder & CEO of Aave. Aave is one of the leading DeFi protocols with nearly $3B in TVL and $4B in loans originated. Originally known as ETHLend, Aave launched its ICO in 2017 and unlike most, built through a brutal multi-year bear market that saw its price drop >90%. The team’s persistence was rewarded with a truly epic 2020 as TVL grew 1000x (from $300K to $3B) and market cap grow ~150x (from $10M to $1.5B). Most importantly, the team has continued to innovate at breakneck space, pioneering features such as flash loans, delegated credit lines, collateral swaps and entirely new governance structures. In this conversation, we skip over much of the now well-covered Aave back story and focus on covering new ground. We discuss things like: What makes a good protocol founder & CEO,   What Stani looks for as an angel investor,  How Stani sees the competitive landscape, Aave’s e-money license and plans to become a neobank, Aave’s biggest mistakes in 2020 and focuses for 2021, ...and much more Show Notes: (3:35) – Stani’s background and what brought him to crypto (9:45) – Angel investing: What does Stani look for in projects & founders? (13:57) – Learnings from being a Protocol CEO (19:31) – Biggest mistakes and learnings from 2020 (23:47) – Aave’s e-money license and what it will enable (28:39) – Aave’s Protocol and Application Layers (31:43) – Aave’s Application Layer as a DeFi Aggregator (33:16) – Application value capture (38:14) – The potential of the Safety Module as an Insurance Product. (40:47) – Delegated Credit and unlocking yield aggregation (52:24) – Competitive moats in DeFi (58:42) – Thoughts on Compound Chain (01:01:13) – Thoughts on Algorithmic Stablecoins (01:03:34) – Thoughts on CREAM, the Yearn conglomerate and “Protocol M&A”? (01:08:39) – Aave’s new Governance Standard (01:15:14) – How does Stani see the future of Protocol Politicians? (01:20:14) – Stani´s Expectations / Strategic Focuses for 2021. Resources: Stani’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov Aave’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaveAave Aave website: https://aave.com/ Jose's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zemariamacedo Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast,
1/14/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nonfungible: Data In The Time of NFTs — Metaverse Musings Ep 13

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 13 of Metaverse Musings with Dan and Gauthier, the founders of Nonfungible. Their company provides data tools for the emerging NFT landscape, and each year they author a comprehensive industry report. The pair suggest that their upcoming report is the most in-depth and broad to date, with a number of exciting takeaways... Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Resources: Guests' Twitter: https://twitter.com/dafky2000, https://twitter.com/Gauthier_Z  Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. 
1/13/202149 minutes, 54 seconds
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Algorithmic Stablecoins Series: Sam Kazemian of Frax Finance

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Sam Kazemian, the Founder of Frax Finance to discuss the project. This is the second in a series of podcasts on Algorithmic stablecoins. The trio discuss Frax’s creation, technicals around expansion/contraction of supply, competition, risks and much more including why Frax could be the most stable vs its competitors. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Thank you to our sponsor LVL, which is launching the first free Bitcoin exchange in North America. Users buy and sell Bitcoin with no trading fees or hidden spreads. Visit them at lvl.co/btcmedia - Show Notes (2:02) – (First Question) - Sam Kazemian's Background. (4:37) – Frax Finance Elevator Pitch. (10:39) – What is being used as Collateral in Frax. (15:50) – Frax Stablecoin vs FXS governance token. (18:23) – Relation between USDC and FXS / Insights about the process. (21:11) – Insights about the Value Capture. (23:34) – The growth process. (25:33) – Where is the Collateral pool kept. (28:48) – What happens when the price of FRAX goes sub $1. (33:18) – How do people earn more of the Governance Token / Rewards Walkthrough. (36:11) – How APY could offset Impermanent Loss. (38:21) – How the Supply of FXS could get absorbed. (39:27) – How many people are Time Locking their Stake. (42:04) – Once you use all the Yield Farming Rewards, What's next. (47:42) – The Dichotomy between ESD and Frax. (54:35) – Where to find Sam Kazemian. Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Sam’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/samkazemian Frax’s Website: https://frax.finance/ Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/   Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
1/5/202155 minutes, 34 seconds
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Algorithmic Stablecoins Series: Dan Elitzer and Lewis Freiberg Covering Empty Set Dollar

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Dan Elitzer: Co-Founder of Nascent and previously of IDEOVC and Lewis Freiberg, an Independent Developer to discuss Empty Set Dollar. This is the first in a series of podcasts on Algorithmic stablecoins. The trio discuss ESD’s creation, technicals around expansion/contraction of supply, competition, risks and much more. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Thank you to our sponsor LVL, which is launching the first free Bitcoin exchange in North America. Users buy and sell Bitcoin with no trading fees or hidden spreads. Visit them at lvl.co/btcmedia - Show Notes (2:08) – (First Question) - Dan Elitzer and Lewis Freiberg Background. (3:35) – Empty Set Dollar (ESD) Elevator Pitch. (4:31) – Why ESD was so high above the PEG. (8:22) – Collateralized and Centralized Stablecoins main Issues. (10:23) – ESD’s role in DEFI apps. (12:47) – How ESD expands supply. (18:44) – Will ESD will get to a point where people will be debating every week on what the supply should be expanded? (20:40) – Incentive to get ESD above $1. (28:31) – Insights about Supply Lockups. (31:41) – Is there a point where the majority of the Supply will be circulating. (33:57) – Differences on speculators wanting to get involved / Issuance Risks. (36:53) – Debt computed under $1 Walkthrough. (39:01) – Insights about ESD as a Long Term Investor. (43:28) – Why is ESD better than other Stablecoins. (46:56) – Thoughts about Development Teams. (49:17) – Where to find Dan and Lewis.   Music Attribution: Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Resources: Dan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/delitzer Lewis’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LewisFreiberg ESD Tools: https://esd.tools/ ESD Site: https://app.emptyset.finance/#/ Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/   Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purp
12/31/202050 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brian Flynn: Rabbithole Is Pioneering On-Chain Data and Social Identities 🐰🕳️

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Brian Flynn, the founder of Rabbithole. RabbitHole is pioneering the future of on-chain work, giving users opportunities to earn tokens based on their on-chain data. Its’s an incredible platform to educate the world on crypto and help projects target future contributors Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Thank you to our sponsor LVL, which is launching the first free Bitcoin exchange in North America. Users buy and sell Bitcoin with no trading fees or hidden spreads. Visit them at lvl.co/btcmedia - Show Notes (2:22)      –  (First Question) - Rabbithole Elevator Pitch. (3:25)      –  Brian Flynn's Background. (6:15)      –  Stakeholders - Users. (7:45)      –  Stakeholders - Entire Network. (9:41)      –  How granular can Teams get without Rabbithole. (11:06)    –  How do you scale the curation mechanism? (13:58)    –  XP points Walkthrough. (16:53)    –  How granular can Rabbithole get on the lessons for XP points. (20:11)    –  Rabbithole from a Business Perspective. (20:56)    –  Web3 Social Networks. (25:30)    –  Could reputation amassed through Rabbithole be used to dig into anonymous Founders. (30:40)    –  Rabbithole Scaling Factors. (31:49)    –  Where to find Rabbithole. Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Flynnjamm Guest’s Website: https://rabbithole.gg/faq Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/   Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/22/202032 minutes, 32 seconds
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Devin Finzer: What Lurks Beneath The OpenSea — Metaverse Musings Ep 12

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 12 of Metaverse Musings with Devin Finzer, the CEO of OpenSea and author of their “Non-fungible Token Bible”. His company provides foundational infrastructure to the NFT ecosystem, and it’s safe to say that they’ve entrenched themselves as a core part of the space for the foreseeable future. Devin provides insight into their philosophy as a business and how he sees NFT evolving into an integral part of the future web.   Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dfinzer  Devin’s NFT Bible: https://opensea.io/blog/guides/non-fungible-tokens/ Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/22/202052 minutes, 20 seconds
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A DAO Masterclass with Aaron Wright

Chain Reaction Host Jose Maria Macedo hosts Aaron Wright, cofounder of OpenLaw, The LAO and now Flamingo DAO. Aaron is a professor at Cardozo Law School and is at the forefront of DAOs, having been involved in Bitcoin since 2011, and Ethereum since 2015. Before this, Aaron was a successful entrepreneur, having sold his first company to Wikia - the for-profit version of Wikipedia, which he grew to be one of the largest websites on the internet.  Aaron provides a DAO masterclass, discussing what they are, why they matter, and his vision for DAOs as the next evolution in a long history of human organization dating back to Ancient Rome. Thank you to our sponsor LVL, which is launching the first free Bitcoin exchange in North America. Users buy and sell Bitcoin with no trading fees or hidden spreads. Visit them at lvl.co - Show Notes: (2:06)    –  Aaron Wright Background. (4:35)    –  Organizations: History, Concepts and Functions. (7:25)    –  Insights about DAO / Long-term Vision. (12:47)    –  Experimenting with Types of Organizations in the real world. (14:26)    –  DAO main categories. (15:41)    –  Insights about Fund Structures. (19:14)    –  DAO’s interaction with the Traditional Legal System. (25:32)    –  Why a Delaware LLC. (26:43)    –  Insights about DAO legal compliance. (30:35)    –  LAO, OpenLaw big Use Case. (35:11)    –  Why build on Moloch. (36:49)    –  Credit Delegation System Background / Walkthrough. (41:33)    –  OpenLaw, merging the Traditional World with Crypto. (44:40)    –  The Future of the Legal System. (49:07)    –  The Security in Off-chain Assets Settlements. (56:21)    – Insights about Governance Tokens value / DAO projects. (1:03:41)    –  Exciting things happening in the DAO Space.   Resources: Guest’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/awrigh01 Guest’s Website: https://www.openlaw.io/ Jose's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zemariamacedo Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
12/21/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jake Ryan: The Age Of Autonomy Into 2040 and Beyond

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Jake Ryan, the Founder and CIO of Tradecraft Capital and the Author of Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy. The two discuss Jake's new book: How we are in a new long wave economic cycle Jake describes as the Age of Autonomy enabled by crypto since it allows us to transfer value without humans 🤖. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Thank you to our sponsor LVL, which is launching the first free Bitcoin exchange in North America. Users buy and sell Bitcoin with no trading fees or hidden spreads. Visit them at lvl.co - Show Notes (1:56)    –  (First Question) - How did Jake started in Crypto (3:27)    –  The Idea behind the book  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy” (6:30)    –  What is Tradecraft Capital (7:13)    –  Diving into  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy” (9:54)    –  Insights about a new world / Age of Autonomy (13:13)    –  Is the World aware of Crypto Age of Autonomy (15:06)    –  Crypto's role in the Real World (17:21)    – US dollar Currency Status in the New Era of Technological Evolution (20:24)    –  Insights about Investing in Crypto / Frameworks (22:56)    –  Insights about the Long-term Investment horizon in the Cryptocurrencies (24:47)    –  What was the hardest thing about writing  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy” (27:19)    –  “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy” Launch   Resources: Tradecraft Capital: https://www.tradecraft.capital Jake’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/TradecraftJake Jake’s Writing, Medium: https://medium.com/@TradecraftJake Crypto’s Role in the Age of Autonomy: https://hackernoon.com/cryptos-role-in-the-age-of-autonomization-2bf414ceb5d2 Autonomy 2040 Summit: https://www.autonomy2040.org/ Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for inform
12/15/202028 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leo Cheng: CREAM Listing The Long-Tail Assets for Borrow/Lending, Cream V2 and A Yearn Finance Partnership

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Leo Cheng of CREAM Finance. The two discuss how Cream started from forking compound/balancer to listing the long tail of assets for borrow/lending, plans around Cream V2, and a partnership with Yearn Finance. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Thank you to our sponsor LVL, which is launching the first free Bitcoin exchange in North America. Users buy and sell Bitcoin with no trading fees or hidden spreads. Visit them at lvl.co - Show Notes (1:47) – (First Question) – A little bit about Leo Cheng (2:45) – CREAM Finance Background (4:59) – CREAM vs Compound and Aave (9:12) – Community could play a good role in deciding which assets to list (12:43) – CREAM product roadmap (17:07) – The art of Incentivizes without the Token becoming valueless (20:07) – Keeping CREAM Morale up (23:30) – Binance Smart Chain Walkthrough (26:57) – CREAM merger partnership (31:11) – Insights about CREAM v2 (36:16) – What are the benefits of Partnerships (39:39) – Insights about the Individual Tokens (43:03) – How is Taipei   Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/leokcheng Guest’s Website: https://twitter.com/creamdotfinance Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
12/14/202044 minutes, 40 seconds
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Glen Weyl: New Economic Ideas For Unprecedented Times

Chain Reaction Host Jose Maria Macedo hosts Glen Weyl, economist and Principal Researcher at Microsoft. Glen Weyl famously wrote Radical Markets, one of the most original and creative economic treatises of our time. One of the book’s most vocal fans was Vitalik himself, and Vitalik and Glen have since collaborated on multiple initiatives, including the original Quadratic Funding paper which later spawned Gitcoin. Glen has also founded a social movement called RadicalxChange Foundation which seeks to implement his ideas. In this conversation, Glen explores his novel economic ideas and how they can be used to create new social technologies that solve some of today’s hardest problems. - Show Notes: (1:08) – Basic Ideas – Capitalism and Central Planning. (2:10) – Factors that contribute to The Decline in Productivity, combined with the Inequality (Stagnant Quality). (4:07) – Inequality, a bigger problem than a feature. (7:11) – Insights about Property being Monopoly / Solutions. (12:55) – Quadratic Finance / How do we democratize Markets. (14:56) – Insights about Private Property as a core part of Capitalism. (19:24) – Bring Markets to Democracy. (22:59) – Quadratic Voting. (28:16) – Systems of Corporations vs Systems of Central Planning. (30:03) – Governance, the different systems that have existed in the US and UK. (33:07) – Implementations of Governance in the Crypto Space. (35:24) – Fund collect goods in order to make Taxation more efficient. (38:28) – Coercion, a part of supplying Public Goods. (40:40) – Insights about Data Monopoly / Crypto as a possible solution. (49:20) – iEmbrace Contradictions! (50:44) – A global social movement called RadicalxChange. (53:33) – Books that have influenced Glen Weyl the most. (54:11) – Favorite Film, Sorry to Bother You by Boots Riley. Resources: Guest’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/glenweyl Guest’s Website: https://twitter.com/Microsoft Jose’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/zemariamacedo Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/11/202055 minutes, 38 seconds
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Alpha Finance’s Tascha: An Ecosystem of Bleeding Edge DeFi Products ✨

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Tascha of Alpha Finance. Alpha Finance Lab (Alpha) is a cross-chain DeFi lab that focuses on building an ecosystem of cross-chain DeFi products to capture unaddressed demand in an innovative and user friendly way. The two discuss leveraged yield farming, AlphaX (perpetuals) and much more in this dive into Alpha Finance. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Thank you to our sponsor LVL, which is launching the first free Bitcoin exchange in North America. Users buy and sell Bitcoin with no trading fees or hidden spreads. Visit them at lvl.co - Show Notes (1:51) – How Tascha started in Crypto (3:06) – Alpha Finance Launching (3:29) – Alpha, a suite of products (5:40) – Taking a leveraged Yield Farming position (9:42) – Attracting people to deposit ETH / Risks (14:09) – Will Alpha offer 10x leverage (15:24) – Insights about adding Pools (16:53) – Partnership with Ave (18:28) – How does Alpha handle security (23:11) – Alpha X Launching (26:16) – Alpha X Funding Rate and mechanics (29:47) – Anon manipulable Price Feed (30:44) – Alpha’s Token (34:27) – Alpha’s Competitors (36:48) – Where to follow Alpha Finance   Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tascha_panpan Guest’s Website: https://alphafinance.io/ Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/   Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
12/9/202038 minutes, 10 seconds
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Colin Goltra: Boots on the Ground — Metaverse Musings Ep 11

Host Piers Kicks sits down for Episode 11 of Metaverse Musings with Colin Goltra, an avid Crypto Art collector and Head of Growth for Binance Philippines. Colin has a deeply considered passion for the space, and touches upon various interesting philosophical modes of interpretation. He provides commentary on the beating heart of blockchain gaming adoption, where games like Axie Infinity are providing emerging markets with rich economic opportunities for those alive to the possibilities. - Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Goltra  Piers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/pierskicks  Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvsp75h  Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for The Delphi Podcast. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
12/7/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
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Robbie Heeger: Endaoment’s Donor-Advised Funds Enable Crypto Charitable Donations For 1.5M Organizations

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Robbie Heeger, the CEO and President of Endaoment. Endaoment is a new Community Foundation & public charity offering Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) built atop the Ethereum blockchain, allowing you to donate to almost any U.S. nonprofit organization. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.   Show Notes: Broad Topics: Educate about DAFs and how they work. Share process of opening a DAF with Endaoment. Discuss why DAFs can be advantageous. Talk about Endaoment’s origin, mission and vision. Share about future roadmap and long term vision for the technology behind Endaoment. Discuss the charitable/philanthropic space inside of the crypto/defi industry.  Endaoment Background & Roadmap: Created by Robbie Heeger in 2019 originally as hacking project as I was teaching myself to code. Recieved 501(c)(3) – the first public charity on chain – in June 2020. Released MVP DAF product in October 2020, audited by Open Zeppelin. Built to be a DAF that is powered by smart contracts. Accepts over 135 different ethereum assets + ETH. Lowest cost, lowest donation minimum DAF provider in US. Built atop Uniswap’s open source front end, Gidestar API + USDC API. Enables giving to 1.5 million + US organizations. Consider our current DAF product an MVP of what’s possible using Ethereum/DeFi to power charitable giving  Down the road, User will choose either giving to Pooled Capital Community Fund (Endaoment Community Fund) or to an individual Endaoment DAF. Endaoment Community Fund to be the first DAO powered Community Foundation & Endowment Fund where token holders choose investment allocations across yield farming strategies in DeFi, grant awards to nonprofits and select Endaoment policies and board members using tokens.  Looking to bring those same investment options to the individual Endaoment DAF as well, without the same token based voting weights.  DAF History/Background: Donor Advised Funds are charitable accounts owned and managed by a public charity. Allows a donor to donate an asset to charity without selling it first. Over 750k DAFs in the US. Fastest-growing method to give to charity in the united states in 2019. Over 120 BN in DAF assets in the US. DAFs can be controversial … many people park assets there, take the deduction and let it sit. Many people think DAF capital should more quickly flow into communities. Crypto Giving Landscape Background: Several large DAF providers accept “blue chip” crypto, but no long tail of tokens. Most crypto giving platforms either are crowdfunding derivatives, public goods funding projects, or going one organization at a time to support giving.  Many community foundations in the US are still running off paper checks and desire to modernize their financial infrastructure but are intimidated by crypto. Many organizations are intrigued by crypto but scared away by the fluctuation in value and unknowns about custodianship…delivering grants in USD is prime concern.   Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RobbieHeeger Guest’s Website: https://endaoment.org/ Tom’s Twitter: <a href='https://twitte
12/3/202044 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sunayna Tuteja from TD Ameritrade: The Next Wave of Bitcoin Investors

Macro Matters host Kevin Kelly sits down with Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade. In this conversation, Sunayna and Kevin discuss: Consensus among traditional investors and sentiment towards Bitcoin and digital assets. The growing demand among RIAs to understand Bitcoin and its potential role in a multi-asset portfolio context. The rise of DeFi and digital assets as a kind of “Mayday” event. The importance of explaining the “how to” when it comes to education as crypto starts to seep into mainstream conversation. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes (2:21)    –  TDA’s stance on Digital Assets (7:29)    –  The rise of Digital Assets and DeFi leading to the next Mayday event (13:23)    –  DeFi as a multidisciplinary ecosystem (15:20)    –  TD’s core client & the demographic of TD’s target audience (22:40)    –  TD’s Clients, struggles with Digital Assets Space concepts (27:47)    –  The growth in Bitcoin and digital asset interest among traditional investors (33:12)    –  The mainstream movement (39:09)    –  The biggest deterrents still holding investors back & the necessary tools still needed to accelerate widespread adoption (44:29)    –  Importance of education & what we in the crypto community can do to better inform traditional investors and RIAs of the opportunities and risks in this space (49:18)   –   Closing thoughts Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Sunayna?s=20 Guest’s Website: https://twitter.com/TDAmeritrade?s=20 Kevin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevin_kelly_II Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
11/30/202050 minutes, 49 seconds
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Colin and ZX: A Technical Dive Into Filecoin’s Tokeneconomics

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Colin Evran (Ecosystem Lead at Protocol Labs) and ZX (Cryptoeconomics Lead At Protocol Labs) for a technical deep dive into the cryptoeconomics of Filecoin’s native token (FIL).  The trio discusses the use cases for Filecoin, the minting mechanism (simple and baseline minting), storage pledges (initial pledge and consensus pledges), issuance, reward locks, token distribution, FIP changes, and more.  View Full Transcript here: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-and-zx-a-technical-dive-into-filecoins-tokeneconomics-video-and-transcript/   We previously had Colin on to discuss Filecoin overall: https://www.delphidigital.io/podcasts/colin-evran-filecoin-ushers-in-a-new-generation-of-cloud-storage/ Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Resources: Colin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinevran Zx’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/zixuanzh Guest’s Website: https://filecoin.io/ Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
11/27/202042 minutes, 35 seconds
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TokenTax’s Zac and Alex: The Ultimate Crypto Tax Deep Dive

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Alex Miles and Zac McClure, the co-founders of TokenTax. The team answers our most nuanced crypto tax questions and get into detail on how the founders are scaling their tax software. This was a must-listen episode for anyone filling their crypto taxes. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes (1:35)    –  (First Question)  Token Tax Background (3:39)    –  How hard it was to do Crypto Taxes in past years (6:28)    –  Main reasons people come to Token Tax (7:56)    –  Token Tax, does it reduce Audits (12:27)    –  Minimization, a new option to calculate tax burden (18:12)    –  Is a complex Tax Code good for business (24:10)    –  Insights about Tax Loss Harvesting going into New Year (28:52)    –  What’s behind integrating New DeFi Platforms (30:30)    –  Tax implications of staking ETH 2.0 (*) (33:27)    –  Inside Token Tax and Active Aggregators (36:00)    –  Rebasing coins (*) (37:57)    –  How are rug pulls accounted for (*) (39:58)    –  Implications on moving from BTC to WBTC (*) (41:09)    –  Biggest Mistakes that the average Crypto Investor makes with their Taxes (*)   (*) questions posed by our Delphi Twitter members Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TokenTax Guest’s Website: https://tokentax.co/ Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
11/24/202045 minutes, 24 seconds
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Helium’s Frank Mong: Scaling to 1M Nodes, Capping HNT Supply and 5G/WiFi Plans

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Frank Mong, the COO of Helium. The two discuss Helium’s plans to grow nodes from ~12K much higher and globally, HIP20 which will hard cap supply while allowing the network to run and future plans of WiFi and 5G. We previously covered Helium in a post in December 2019. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Thank you to our sponsor Delta Exchange! Delta Exchange is one of the leading crypto derivatives exchange; offering Futures, Perps, Interest Rate Swaps, Calendar Spreads and Options on Bitcoin and over 40 Altcoins. Start trading within 30 seconds: www.delta.exchange - Show Notes (1:38)   –  (First Question)  What is Helium Network (2:50)    –  Helium’s Incentive Structure (6:40)    –  Insights about Helium’s community (13:39)    –   HNT and crypto (21:10)    –   How do you think people will interact with Helium (24:28)    –   Helium now has 12000 nodes (28:20)    –   If you want to drive demand you need to have the network available (29:40)    –   Global wireless networks (30:52)    –   Status of HIP 20 (35:35)    –   Insights about Helium’s Usage (39:25)    –   Incentivizing the community (42:17)    –   Helium biggest Risks (46:42)    –   Helium, a network that could provide 5G network coverage around the world Resources: Guest’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fmong Guest’s Website: https://twitter.com/Helium Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 
11/20/202049 minutes, 30 seconds
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3LAU and Cooper Turley: Audius Is Reinventing Music Streaming

Tom Shaughnessy hosts 3LAU and Cooper Turley who came on the pod to discuss Audius 🎶 We discussed how Audius is completely reinventing music streaming - granting content creators and the majority of revenue and control over the platform and distribution. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Join today to get our interviews, first! Thank you to our sponsor Delta Exchange! Delta Exchange is one of the leading crypto derivatives exchange; offering Futures, Perps, Interest Rate Swaps, Calendar Spreads and Options on Bitcoin and over 40 Altcoins. Start trading within 30 seconds: www.delta.exchange - Show Notes (1:47)    –  Audius, a music streaming protocol built on Ethereum (5:30)    –  Key differences between Audius and the traditional Music industry (7:51)    –  Largest issues in Traditional Music (12:30)    –  How decentralized is Audius / Governance module (15:45)    –  Insights about artists opting out of Spotify and Youtube (17:53)    –  Audius now has A million users (19:28)    –  Audius process for artists and users (23:10)    –  Insights about how Spotify will compete in streaming market (25:48)    –  Audius NFTs (29:35)    –  What Audius do differently for fans (31:12)    –  What does Audius need to attract Spotify’s users (31:50)    –  New ways to access the audience (34:18)    –  What’s the plan for distributing the large percent of tokens held by the insiders (*) (35:38)    –  How do you stop people from sharing music that doesn’t belong to them (*)   (*) questions posed by our Delphi Institutional Chat members Resources: 3LAU’s Twitter:  https://twitter.com/3LAU Cooper’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa Audius Website: https://audius.co/ Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
11/18/202037 minutes, 7 seconds
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Red from Harvest Finance: Scaling A Community To Match $1B In TVL At Its Height

Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Red, a community manager at Harvest Finance. Harvest automatically farms the highest yields in DeFi. We chatted reaching $1B in TVL at its height, scaling a community over time, competition between aggregators, the recent hack and more! 🧑‍🌾 Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Join today to get our interviews, first! - Show Notes (1:31)    – (First Question)  Red or Redemption (2:05)    – Harvest Finance, an automated Yield Farming platform (5:00)    – Harvest’s Backend Walkthrough (6:22)    – A road from 0 to 500 million in deposits (12:21)    – What makes Harvest so appealing / Harvest’s Target (16:01)    – Insights about technical debt with crypto projects (20:18)    – Incentivize people to create vs automatic Yield Farming passive investors (36:30)    – What projects would Red like to have in Harvest (26:00)    – What Farmholders are receiving / Farm Token (31:35)    – What is Grain Token / What the model is for (*) (36:30)    – Insights about Hacking risks (40:50)    – Does Red know who the Hacker is (*)   (*) questions posed by our Delphi Institutional Chat members Resources: Guests Twitter:  https://twitter.com/smokatokey Harvest’s Website: https://twitter.com/harvest_finance Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitat