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Base Layer Episode 090 - Will Warren (0x)

Base Layer Episode 090 - Will Warren (0x)

December 4, 2019

Will joins us on Base Layer to give you great overview of 0x. When I began thinking about starting Base Layer over a year ago 0x was one of the projects that inspired me - helping build key infrastructure for blockchains to interoperate, exchange value and much more. We discuss the 4 product lines they've embarked on esp Governance which is a key feature we will be highlighting on Base Layer going into 2020. We also find interesting metaphors between traditional markets & the world we live in to explain how some of the functionality in 0x works. Must listen!! 

Base Layer Episode 089 - Roneil Rumburg Part II (Audius)

Base Layer Episode 089 - Roneil Rumburg Part II (Audius)

December 2, 2019

Roneil joins us again to bring us up to speed on the beta launch of Audius over the last two months and the numbers they are seeing are very exciting! Thousands of artists joining the platform like Deadmau5 and others; tens of thousands of users on the platform - real usage and adoption!! We talk about that all and also sprinkle in some chats about Taylor Swift and some of the recent narratives of artists and their labels. 

Base Layer Episode 088 - Guido Molinari (Prysm Group)

Base Layer Episode 088 - Guido Molinari (Prysm Group)

November 27, 2019

Guido joined us on Base Layer during San Francisco Blockchain Week to discuss the confluence of economics and differing models and blockchains. We discuss token economics and the differing socioeconomic theories associated with the adoption of different blockchains and protocols. Super interesting conversations with someone with such an amazing background in econ. 

Base Layer Episode 087 - Tomer Afek (Spacemesh)

Base Layer Episode 087 - Tomer Afek (Spacemesh)

November 25, 2019

Tomer from Spacemesh joins us today to give a great overview of the project. There are 3 problems Spacemesh is trying to solve:
to be a fairly mined, permissionless and race free open source" programmable cryptocurrency that has a low barrier to entry. We also discuss what Proof of Space is and how is it different than what people are becoming more familiar with like Proof of Work or Proof of Stake? Additionally we also unpack this: "Spacemesh is designed to be run by home desktop PC owners from around the world. There are tens of millions of such people with sufficient system and internet connectivity who can join the platform, form a global decentralized computer and cryptocurrency and provide security for it." A great chat and one not to miss! 

Base Layer Episode 086 - Jake Yocom Piatt (Decred)

Base Layer Episode 086 - Jake Yocom Piatt (Decred)

November 22, 2019

Jake, project lead for community directed digital asset Decred, joins us for a special Friday episode to discuss why the crypto ecosystem was afire this past week with privacy talk in the wake of the massive exposure on Grin’s Mimblewimble privacy implementation. According to an investor in the ecosystem who performed some testing, a group of users can be identified with a $60/wk spend on AWS, thus there’s no privacy guarantee. The crypto space needs a renewed approach to privacy to avoid this exposure of user addresses. We discuss this and how Decred is addressing the issue of privacy. Check out Jake's writing about privacy projects & there differences here

 

Base Layer Episode 085 - Galen Danziger (Mousebelt)

Base Layer Episode 085 - Galen Danziger (Mousebelt)

November 20, 2019

Galen from Mousebelt joins us on Base Layer on a live recording during San Francisco Blockchain Week. MouseBelt is the world’s first full-service blockchain accelerator that goes beyond just seed capital, connections, and mentorship. The accelerator is uniquely equipped with more than 25 experienced blockchain developers, project managers, business developers, marketers, and lawyers. We had a great conversation about the world of early stage development and funding of projects and what themes they see prevalent in the space right now. 

Base Layer Episode 084 - Pascal Gauthier (CEO, Ledger)

Base Layer Episode 084 - Pascal Gauthier (CEO, Ledger)

November 17, 2019

The CEO of Ledger, Pascal Gauthier, joins us on Base Layer to discuss some breaking news and a general overview of the last 5 years of their existence. Pascal discusses the news that the Ledger Vault platform now has a customized crime insurance program insuring crypto assets for up to USD 150 million that was obtained with working with two financial institutions. We also discuss Ledger's 5 year anniversary, the evolution of wallets and how investors custody their assets. A great discussion for those aware of Ledger and not in addition to the big news they discuss. 

 

Base Layer Episode 083 - Haseeb Qureshi (Dragonfly Capital)

Base Layer Episode 083 - Haseeb Qureshi (Dragonfly Capital)

November 15, 2019

An honor to have Haseeb, recorded live from San Francisco Blockchain Week; Haseeb is a highly respected investor in digital assets - we hone in on his past as a professional poker player, how his ability to discern risk and reward from those experiences and the ability to find "tells"; how his experience as AirBnB furthered his interest in distributed and decentralized systems and much more. We delve into what Dragonfly is doing in the space as an investor and what the future looks like in the "protocol wars" and much more. 

Base Layer Episode 082 - Sergey Nazarov (Chainlink)

Base Layer Episode 082 - Sergey Nazarov (Chainlink)

November 10, 2019

Sergey, the co-founder of Chainlink joins us on Base Layer for an amazing episode from a project that has garnered a lot of attention this year after Google announced a partnership with them. Sergey has many years of experience in blockchains and we spend a lot of time discussing Oracles and the "Oracle problem" as it relates to the efficiency and execution of smart contracts. We talk about some integrations they made this past year and what the future holds for Chainlink in public and enterprise level blockchain development. Amazing episode -- one not to miss! 

Base Layer Episode 081 - Mariano Conti (Maker Foundation)

Base Layer Episode 081 - Mariano Conti (Maker Foundation)

November 7, 2019

Mariano joins us on Base Layer to give a fantastic overview of MakerDao and it’s stablecoin Dai. We discuss the evolution of stablecoins and their purpose in the digital asset ecosystem. Additionally, as Mariano lives in Argentina we discuss how digital assets are becoming in more focus with inflationary issues.