Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view.
Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.
Sebastian Bürgel: HOPR – The Peer to Peer Network Changing Data Privacy
We were joined by HOPR founder Sebastian Bürgel, who chatted about the need for a platform such as this in the space, how it works by sending packets through nodes, the HOPR token, and The DecenGov DAO.
Hyung Lee: Crescent Network – The Hybrid AMM/Orderbook Decentralized Exchange
We were joined by the founder of Crescent Network, Hyung Lee, to chat about his involvement in the Cosmos ecosystem, B Harvest, the Gravity DEX, and combining AMMs and orderbooks. We also hear about Crescent's roadmap and future role within the ecosystem.
Dappcon – Roundtable: The Ethereum Merge
In the countdown to the merge, Sebastien and Friederike teamed up with Eduardo Antuña, Co-founder of DappNode, at this year's Dappcon which is back after a 2 year hiatus. Hear as they chat about what the merge means for the broader Ethereum ecosystem.
Ameen Soleimani: RAI – A Low Volatility Trust-Minimized Stablecoin
We were joined by Reflexer Labs' co-founder Ameen Soleimani to chat about the philosophical differences to Maker, the mechanisms used to ensure the stability of RAI, the threat of regulatory intervention for DAI and how we can create truly trust-minimized stablecoins to ensure the resilience and neutrality of DeFi.
Preethi Kasireddy: DappCamp – Becoming a Web3 Developer
Preethi Kasireddy, Founder of DappCamp, joined us to chat about how her journey in crypto has evolved, her love of writing, learning and teaching, why she created DappCamp, and being a woman in the crypto space.
Peter Van Valkenburgh: Coin Center – The Sanction on Tornado Cash
Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center, joined us for an indepth look at how OFAC operates, why he believes this santioning represents an overreach, what's next for Tornado Cash, and what this means for the rest of the blockchain ecosystem.