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Welcome to The Solana Podcast hosted by Anatoly Yakovenko. This podcast is a discussion between industry leaders in both blockchain and technology, our team, and community developers. If you are interested in appearing on the podcast please email ross@solana.com.

The Solana Podcast Anatoly Yakovenko

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Welcome to The Solana Podcast hosted by Anatoly Yakovenko. This podcast is a discussion between industry leaders in both blockchain and technology, our team, and community developers. If you are interested in appearing on the podcast please email ross@solana.com.

    Scalability and Cross-Chain Bridges Ep #55

    Scalability and Cross-Chain Bridges Ep #55

    Live from Breakpoint 2021, Austin Federa (Solana Labs) moderates a discussion about the transfer layer and cross-chain bridges with Hendrik Hofstadt (Jump Crypto), Bryan Pellegrino (LayerZero), Alex Smirnov (deBridge) and Andriy Velykyy (Allbridge.io).

    00:10 - Intro
    02:50 - The importance of bridges not relying on Trust
    04:28 - Moving wrapped assets
    12:00 - Capital Efficiency of Bridges
    14:02 - Future of bridges
    16:28 - Integration of bridges

    • 19 min
    Brendan Eich - CEO & Co-Founder, Brave Software Ep #54

    Brendan Eich - CEO & Co-Founder, Brave Software Ep #54

    Live from Breakpoint 2021, Brendan Eich sits down with Anatoly Yakovenko to discuss integrating Solana into the Brave Browser, the huge potential for a decentralized search engine and NFTs as an entry point to the metaverse.

    00:09 - Intro
    00:54 - Integrating Solana in Brave
    08:00 - Challenges with creating the browser
    09:23 - How to scale crypto to the general public
    11:57 - A Decentralized search engine
    14:46 - NFTs as entry point to the metaverse
    16:35 - Mobile vs. Desktop
    18:00 - Languages and smart contract development
    20:40 - How to grow crypto to mass adoption
    22:44 - Global Peer-to-Peer environment in Crypto

    • 24 min
    Daffy Durairaj - Co-Founder, Mango Markets Ep #53

    Daffy Durairaj - Co-Founder, Mango Markets Ep #53

    Daffy Durairaj is the co-founder of Mango Markets and is currently working full time as a developer in service of the Mango DAO.

    • 42 min
    Alexis Ohanian - Founder, Seven Seven Six Ep #52

    Alexis Ohanian - Founder, Seven Seven Six Ep #52

    Live from Breakpoint 2021, Alexis Ohanian sits down with Raj Gokal to discuss web3 and the $100 million fund to support decentralized social media projects on Solana.

    00:10 - Intro
    2:20 - Announcement of Seven Seven Six and Solana Foundation collaboration
    9:53 - GM, Twitter, #FreeRaj
    14:31 - Discussing Web 3.0 and the future of decentralized social media
    18:04 - User experience and building on Solana
    22:48 - New types of governance and delegation
    25:59 - How crypto can change the way we see the world

    • 29 min
    Tommy & Taylor Johnson - Co-Founders, PsyOptions Ep #51

    Tommy & Taylor Johnson - Co-Founders, PsyOptions Ep #51

    Tommy and Taylor are the founders of PsyOptions, a DAO developing the leading options primitives on Solana.

    00:09 - Introduction and Origin Story
    04:04 - What are the challenges / improvements in Solana?
    11:49 - Integration of Serum v3
    14:32 - ​​Adoption of PsyOptions
    17:19 - Architecting the system
    22:11 - Liquidity mining vs. options trading
    26:27 - Background in trading options
    28:05 - DeFi vs. Traditional finance products
    30:56 - Gaming as a market
    32:56 - Exciting things out of the hackathon
    34:09 - Announcements for PsyOptions
    37:53 - If Solana could change one thing?

    • 41 min
    Larry Cermak - VP Research, The Block Ep #50

    Larry Cermak - VP Research, The Block Ep #50

    Larry Cermak joined The Block as one of the first employees with the mission to provide professionals with accurate information about crypto. He now leads a 30-person research team that delivers insights to institutional customers.

    00:09 - Intro
    00:20 - Larry Cermak’s origin story / His work at The Block
    08:25 - The fundamentals of Bitcoin
    16:03 - The value of SushiSwap
    19:35 - Investing based on Memes
    23:42 - Market Value for future gains in Crypto
    26:12 - Will NFTs be backing internet money?
    28:44 - Thoughts on Algorithmic Stablecoins
    31:00 - Regulation in the US
    34:47 - Decentralization and tokens in the context of regulation
    39:45 - Volume of users / social networks

    • 44 min

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