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Base Layer Episode 076 - Thomas Chippas (ErisX)

Base Layer Episode 076 - Thomas Chippas (ErisX)

October 14, 2019

Tom, the CEO of ErisX, joins us on Base Layer to discuss key milestones at ErisX and what role & function it plays in digital assets. This is one not to miss; ErisX has operated a designated contract market for seven years and have used that expertise and applied it to digital assets. We discuss working with the CTFC, how and why it takes some time to get things approved and then all the way to discussions on the processes of listing a new coin or contract to stablecoins and much more. Again, do not miss this one...great conversation with Tom and you'll learn a lot about ErisX and the derivative market in digital assets. 

Base Layer Episode 075 - Stephane Gosselin (Numerai)

Base Layer Episode 075 - Stephane Gosselin (Numerai)

October 10, 2019

Stephane joins us in another live recording from Voices of Blockchain hosted in Chicago a few weeks back to talk to us about Numerai; a project in existence for a few years working to essentially re-invent the hedge fund. We talk about the tournaments they are hosting with some of the brightest mathematicians and minds of the world, working to create data that can be used to hopefully make exceptional investment decisions. This was a fascinating conversation about governance & how how blockchains can continue to further the evolution of finance. 

Base Layer Episode 074 - Sunayna Tuteja (TD Ameritrade)

Base Layer Episode 074 - Sunayna Tuteja (TD Ameritrade)

October 5, 2019

Come join us for a live recording from Voice of Blockchain this past week in Chicago when I to sit with Sunayna from TD Ameritrade. The "Institutions are Coming"!! Remember that? Yes, Sunayna and her team are reviewing ways to provide access to digital assets and leveraging blockchains for their millions of clients - and they've already made progress with work with ErisX. Sunayna and I discuss how large institutions like there's are reviewing the technology and why it's so important to provide the best education possible. One not to miss! 

Base Layer Episode 073 - Gavin Gillas (YGC)

Base Layer Episode 073 - Gavin Gillas (YGC)

October 1, 2019

Gavin joins us on Base Layer today to talk family offices and crypto! Gavin and YGC spun out of Yeoman's Capital - a 100% crypto focused family office down in Texas -- that's right folks...they do exist! We talk about their focus on hybrid blockchains - finding opportunities to address enterprise blockchain use and much more. We also talk about deal origination, valuation and how to navigate this world as a family office investor. 

Base Layer Episode 072 - Jordan Clifford (Scalar Capital)

Base Layer Episode 072 - Jordan Clifford (Scalar Capital)

September 26, 2019

Jordan joins us today on Base Layer for a heavy Bitcoin talk! We discuss everything from the new BIP's such as Schnorr signatures, MAST, Taproot and more to the new Institutional infrastructure being provided by Bakkt which went live this week...how futures help with price discovery and much more. 

Base Layer Episode 071 - Jutta Steiner (Parity Technologies)

Base Layer Episode 071 - Jutta Steiner (Parity Technologies)

September 23, 2019

Jutta joins us on Base Layer to break down all that is happening at Parity and especially Polkadot; it's an amazing episode! Jutta is the co-founder and CEO of Parity Technologies. Parity Technologies has developed the most advanced Ethereum client and has recently started a new blockchain network protocol called Polkadot—a pioneering work to address governance, interoperability, and scalability of blockchain technology and a fundamental building block of the future decentral Web 3. She previously served as Chief of Security for the Ethereum Foundation, overseeing security audit and integration prior to the launch of the public blockchain in 2015. Heavy discussion on interoperability and it's importance as well as Substrate - a way to speed up develop in blockchain applications. 

Base Layer Episode 070 - Itamar Lesuisse (Argent)

Base Layer Episode 070 - Itamar Lesuisse (Argent)

September 18, 2019

Itamar joins us on Base Layer and it's a very exciting discussion with a founder of a project a lot of people are talking about. Argent has arguably built one of the simplest crypto wallets out there and has really taken the notion of creating simple user experiences to heart. With concepts like Guardians and the ability to freeze funds, you will learn how they are doing this and why there is such a buzz. 

Base Layer Episode 069 - Seth Rubin (Market Protocol)

Base Layer Episode 069 - Seth Rubin (Market Protocol)

September 17, 2019

Seth joins us on Base Layer to tell us what Market Protocol is and why people are getting excited about it. MARKET Protocol, using Ethereum, allows users to trade the price of anything while leveraging the benefits of the blockchain. Market Protocol enables people to trade stocks, cryptocurrencies, and traditional assets -- we discuss position tokens, reference assets and much more as it relates to the who, what and how. With Seth's background in traditional finance, starting as a derivatives trader in 2005, we discuss the emergence of #defi and also get into a discussion about systemic risk. 

Base Layer Episode 068 - Ed Felten (OffChain Labs)

Base Layer Episode 068 - Ed Felten (OffChain Labs)

September 12, 2019

Ed joins us on Base Layer and it's a great episode -- not often have we had the chance to talk with people who have advised the President of the United States and our government on technology like Ed has in his not to recent past! Ed and I discuss Artbitrum - a L2 solution to make Ethereum scale which also has features to add privacy and a layer of "guaranty" that smart contracts will be abided by. Really enjoyed this episode and so will you! 

Base Layer Episode 067 - Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto and Brian Kim Johnson (Gemini)

Base Layer Episode 067 - Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto and Brian Kim Johnson (Gemini)

September 10, 2019

Jeanine and Brian from Gemini Trust Co join us on Base Layer to discuss some of the recent work Gemini is doing to offer Institutional Investors more professional services to buy & sell digital assets in the most secure and compliant way possible. This episode Jeanine and Brian have some breaking news to discuss on an important new offering they will be providing to clients. A must listen!