100 episodes

The crypto native's podcast for DeFi, NFTs, and Web 3. .

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), full-time crypto investor since 2018, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Nothing on this show is financial advice. Blockcrunch and its personnel may hold positions in assets discussed on the show.

The Blockcrunch Podcast Jason Choi

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The crypto native's podcast for DeFi, NFTs, and Web 3. .

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), full-time crypto investor since 2018, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Nothing on this show is financial advice. Blockcrunch and its personnel may hold positions in assets discussed on the show.

    Why This Top Crypto Fund is Bullish DAOs - 1kx Team, Ep. 208

    Why This Top Crypto Fund is Bullish DAOs - 1kx Team, Ep. 208

    Decentralized Autonomous Organizations or DAOs for short are hailed as the future of managing organizations and work.
     
    However, many are starting to doubt the feasibility of DAOs given its major blockers for it to succeed at scale. 


    In this episode, the 2 largest proponents of DAOs, Dmitriy and Peter from 1kx discusses:
    The current DAO landscape Why they are still bullish on DAOs What will it take for DAOs to succeed

    Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.


    ------------ Timestamps -------------
    (00:00:00) – Introduction
    (00:02:11) – What exactly is a DAO?
    (00:07:12) – Bear & Bull cases for DAOs
    (00:11:27) – Progressive vs Decentralization from the get-go
    (00:26:20) – Different types of DAOs
    (00:29:08) – Whale’s skewed voting power
    (00:34:30) – Recent Merit Circle vs YGG case
    (00:38:22) – Interesting DAOs to check out
     
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    Guest
    1kx’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/1kxnetwork
    1kx’s Medium: https://medium.com/1kxnetwork
    Dmitriy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dberenzon
    Peter’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/pet3rpan_
     
    Blockcrunch
    Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com
    Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch
    Jason Choi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
     
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch’s guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch’s podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.
     
     
     

    • 41 min
    Maple: How DeFi could have prevented The Crypto Blow Up - Sidney Powell, Ep. 207

    Maple: How DeFi could have prevented The Crypto Blow Up - Sidney Powell, Ep. 207

    When centralized lending desks were blowing up from the 3AC contagion, DeFi lending protocol Maple Finance remained stable. Could DeFi have prevented the crypto blowup?
     
    Maple Finance is an undercollateralized lending protocol where pooled capital is managed by credit experts and lent to reputable and profitable crypto-institutions.
     
    In this episode, Co-Founder Sid Powell shares with us:
    How DeFi might have prevented the recent blow-up How Maple Finance differs from other DeFi protocols Maple’s business model and value accrual to it’s token MPL  
    Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
     
    ------------ Timestamps -------------
    (00:00:00) – Introduction
    (00:02:33) – Thoughts on recent 3AC contagion
    (00:08:13) – How DeFi could have helped
    (00:13:56) – Maple Finance vs DeFi 1.0
    (00:20:02) – Is Maple replicable off-chain?
    (00:28:05) – How pool delegates manage depositor’s money
    (00:32:03) – Criticism that Maple Finance is partly centralized
    (00:35:43) – Will Maple Finance pursue full-decentralization?
    (00:41:03) – Maple’s business model and it’s token
    (00:44:35) – Future market expansions 
     
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    ----------- More Resources ---------
    Guest
    Maple Finance’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/maplefinance?lang=en
    Maple Finance’s Website: https://www.maple.finance/
    Sid’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/syrupsid
     
    Blockcrunch
    Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com/
    Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch
    Jason Choi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
     
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch’s guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch’s podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.

    • 50 min
    Levana: Most Successful GameFi Project on Cosmos - Jonathan Cacaras, Ep. 206

    Levana: Most Successful GameFi Project on Cosmos - Jonathan Cacaras, Ep. 206

    The largest GameFi project in the Cosmos ecosystem was inevitably affected by the Terra implosion - can Levana make a comeback?
    Levana is the pioneering DeFi protocol to incorporate NFTs and GameFi mechanics in their DeFi products. Jonathan, Levana’s Head of Communications shares with us:

    Levana’s solution to problems other DEXes are facing Levana’s future on a new chain Performance of incorporating NFTs into their products  
    Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
     
    ------------ Timestamps -------------
     
    (00:00:00) – Introduction
    (00:01:40) – Introduction to Levana
    (00:05:20) – Why did projects build on Terra initially
    (00:09:57) – Levana vs other leverage trading protocols
    (00:24:54) – Levana’s solution to problems other DEXes are facing
    (00:30:45) – Terra’s impact and moving forward
    (00:33:53) – Deciding on a new chain
    (00:36:38) – Incorporating NFTs into DeFi
    (00:40:54) – Roadmap of NFTs 
    (00:46:41) – Advice for projects on surviving bear market
     
    ----------- Sponsors -------------
     
    dYdX is the Leading Decentralized Exchange for trading perpetual contracts. Users enjoy low fees, deep liquidity, up to 20x more buying power and even earn $DYDX from trading. Trade on dYdX today at: https://trade.dydx.exchange
     
    ----------- More Resources ---------
     
    Guest
    Levana’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Levana_protocol
    Levana’s Website: https://www.levana.finance/
    Levana’s Medium: https://blog.levana.finance/



    Blockcrunch
    Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com/
    Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch
    Jason Choi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
     
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
     
    Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch’s guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch’s podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.

    • 51 min
    DeFi's Existential Crisis in 2022 - DeFiDad, Ep. 205

    DeFi's Existential Crisis in 2022 - DeFiDad, Ep. 205

    The recent Luna collapse and 3AC contagion unfortunately set the entire crypto-space back.

    Is crypto just a fad or can it make a comeback?
     
    DeFi Dad, partner at 4R Capital and one of the most prolific supporters of DeFi shares with us:
    Current State Crypto Markets vs 2018 DeFi Markets Thus Far Future of DeFi  
    Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
     
    ------------ Timestamps -------------
    (00:00:00) – Introduction
    (00:01:40) – Introduction to DeFi Dad
    (00:03:16) – Current State of DeFi
    (00:09:21) – Future of DeFi
    (00:17:40) – Distinction between DeFi vs NFTs
    (00:26:14) – Leaders in DeFi
    (00:33:21) – DeFi 1.0 vs DeFi 2.0
    (00:42:16) – What Is Missing In DeFi?
     
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    ----------- More Resources ---------
    Guest
    DeFi Dad’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeFi_Dad
     
    Blockcrunch
    Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com/
    Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch
    Jason Choi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
     
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch’s guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch’s podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.

    • 56 min
    What's Going to Kick off NFT Summer? - Emma Cui & Shi Khai Wei, Longhash Ventures, Ep. 204

    What's Going to Kick off NFT Summer? - Emma Cui & Shi Khai Wei, Longhash Ventures, Ep. 204

    What will the future of NFTs and Multi-Chain experience look like? 
     
    Longhash, one earliest and largest accelerator funds in Asia shares with us:
    Takeaways from NFT NYC on the future of NFTs Vision of Multi-Chain future Projects they’re excited about   Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
     
    ------------ Timestamps -------------
    (00:00:00) – Introduction
    (00:02:07) – Vibes at NFT NYC
    (00:03:49) – Introduction to LongHash
    (00:09:42) – Future of NFTs
    (00:13:47) – Social Tokens vs NFTs
    (00:18:04) – Why LongHash is bullish on multichain future
    (00:23:29) – Need for unique value proposition for each Chain
    (00:29:22) – How Polkadot could have done better
    (00:32:40) – Does every DApp need their own chain?
    (00:40:52) – Recent favourite projects
     
    ----------- Sponsors -------------
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    ----------- More Resources ---------
    Guest
    Longhash’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LongHashVC
    Emma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmacui
    Shi Khai’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/theshikhai
     
    Blockcrunch
    Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com/
    Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch
    Jason Choi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
     
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch’s guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch’s podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.

    • 45 min
    How Galaxy is Building the Social Graph for Web 3, Ep. 203

    How Galaxy is Building the Social Graph for Web 3, Ep. 203

    Monthly trading volume on Hashflow grew from $20m in August to $670m in October after a campaign with Project Galaxy - that’s a 3000% increase in volume in 3 months!
    Project Galaxy is an open and collaborative data network that empowers developers to build better products and communities using on-chain credentials.
    In this episode, co-founder of Project Galaxy, Harry shares with us:
    What is Galaxy and On-chain Credentials Use-cases of Galaxy Galaxy’s token and own chain  
    Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
     
    ------------ Timestamps -------------
    (00:00:00) – Introduction
    (00:02:22) – Introduction to Galaxy
    (00:05:37) – User’s On-chain Data
    (00:09:42) – Importance of Privacy in Web 3
    (00:11:13) – Biggest Use-Cases for Galaxy
    (00:14:29) – Difference with Competitors e.g DegenScore
    (00:23:07) – Building an Open and Permissionless Platform
    (00:25:28) – Project Types that Best Benefit from Galaxy
    (00:27:55) – Galaxy’s Token - $GAL
    (00:31:28) – Galaxy’s Own Chain 
    (00:34:06) – Possible Reasons of Failure
    (00:37:20) – Exciting Milestones Ahead



    ----------- Sponsors -------------
    dYdX is the Leading Decentralized Exchange for trading perpetual contracts. Users enjoy low fees, deep liquidity, up to 20x more buying power and even earn $DYDX from trading. Trade on dYdX today at: https://trade.dydx.exchange
     
    ----------- More Resources ---------
    Guest
    Project Galaxy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProjectGalaxyHQ
    Project Galaxy’s Website: https://galaxy.eco/
     
    Blockcrunch
    Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com/
    Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch
    Jason Choi’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
     
    ------------ Disclosures -------------
    Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch’s guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch’s podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.
     
     
     

    • 39 min

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