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Empire features interviews with top crypto founders to get the real stories that aren’t shared elsewhere. Empire is your look behind the curtain of the crypto industry.
We release two episodes per week: guest interviews on Monday and a weekly roundup on Friday.

Empire Jason Yanowitz & Santiago Santos | Blockworks

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Empire features interviews with top crypto founders to get the real stories that aren’t shared elsewhere. Empire is your look behind the curtain of the crypto industry.
We release two episodes per week: guest interviews on Monday and a weekly roundup on Friday.

    Starkware, L3s and the ZK Rollup Future | Eli Ben-Sasson, Uri Kolodny

    Starkware, L3s and the ZK Rollup Future | Eli Ben-Sasson, Uri Kolodny

    In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny to discuss Starkware and the ZK-rollup future. This episode is an absolute masterclass on scaling Ethereum using zero-knowledge proofs and a fractal architecture.
    We discuss the limits of L1 scaling, ZK vs Optimistic rollups, native L2 programming languages, Layer 3 applications and much more!
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    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Intro
    (00:32) The Limits of L1 Scaling
    (05:30) Optimistic vs ZK Rollups
    (14:40) Why ZK Rollups Lag Optimistic Rollups in TVL
    (19:10) Advantages of the Cairo Programming Language
    (26:57) L1 Apps Building for an L2 World
    (30:01) Circle Ad
    (31:43) dYdX’s Move From Starkware to Cosmos
    (37:15) MEV, Bitcoin and Cairo 1.0 Adoption
    (46:23) Layer 3 Scaling
    (57:38) What Comes Next

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    Resources

    Vitalik's post on fractal scaling
    https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/09/17/layer_3.html

    Starkware
    https://starkware.co/
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    Circle’s USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is.
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    Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

    • 1 u. 9 min.
    ATOM 2.0, Reversible Transactions & Polygon's BD Game | Blockworks Research

    ATOM 2.0, Reversible Transactions & Polygon's BD Game | Blockworks Research

    In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, the Blockworks Research team takes over the pod! We start with a debate on the implications of ATOM 2.0 and USDC launching on Cosmos. Is ATOM no longer a meme coin? Does everything revolve around MEV? What opportunities does native USDC unlock for the Cosmos ecosystem?

    We then discuss the feasibility of reversible on-chain transactions, the next NFT catalyst and how Polygon is a relentless business development machine. Tune in for all of this and more! And don't worry, Jason and Santi will be back next week.
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    Timestamps:
    (00:00 Introduction
    (01:15) ATOM 2.0 & USDC Cosmos Announcement
    (20:09) GMX MEV Opportunity Explained
    (23:33) Politicians Continue to Fight Crypto
    (26:37) Centre & USDC Dominance
    (29:45) Reversible Transactions
    (38:41) The Next NFT Catalyst
    (42:22) Polygon’s Business Development 
    (47:39) Blockworks Research
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    Referenced in the show:

    Youssef Amrani's tweet on ATOM 2.0
    https://bit.ly/3RwU1Re

    Polka tweet on GMX MEV Opportunity
    https://bit.ly/3LRO2VR

    Blockworks Research Twitter
    https://twitter.com/blockworksres

    Blockworks Research Newsletter
    https://blockworks.co/newsletter/daily-debrief-by-blockworks-research/
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    Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

    • 50 min.
    Music NFTs & The Next Generation Of Music | Cooper Turley

    Music NFTs & The Next Generation Of Music | Cooper Turley

    In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Cooper Turley, aka Coopahtroopa, for a master class on music NFTs. We all listen to music every day, yet monetization for 99% of artists is abysmal. Coop explains how artists can leverage Web3 to maximize revenue, fan engagement and creativity.

    We explore how music NFTs work, why they have value, which artists should participate and how Web3 will revolutionize the music industry. Cooper is an absolute expert, you won't want to miss it!
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    Timestamps:

    (00:00) Intro
    (02:00) Coop Records & Intro to Music NFTs
    (06:50) The Evolution of Music Monetization
    (11:30) How to Value Music NFTs
    (14:41) Artists as CEOs & the Music NFT Market
    (22:59) Circle Ad
    (24:41) Should Every Artist Create Music NFTs?
    (28:57) Do Music NFTs Need Utility?
    (37:40) One-of-Ones vs Collections
    (41:35) AI-Generated Music & Virtual Artists
    (47:05) Monetization, Fan Data and the Innovator's Dilemma
    (53:16) Incubating Artists, Creator Equity Tokens & Community
    (1:00:01) Tokenized Media & Rapid Fire Questions
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    Resources

    Relics by Monstercat
    https://relics.xyz/

    Hume
    https://www.wearehume.com/

    Coop's Substack
    https://thisweekinmusicnfts.substack.com/

    Coop Records
    https://www.cooprecords.xyz/
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    Circle’s USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is.
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    Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/
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    Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

    • 1 u. 7 min.
    $160M Wintermute Exploit, Algo Stable Regulation & Arbitrum's Close Call | Roundup

    $160M Wintermute Exploit, Algo Stable Regulation & Arbitrum's Close Call | Roundup

    In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason is joined by 0xpibblez and Westie from Blockworks Research to discuss this week's biggest stories. We start with the $160M Wintermute hack, Nasdaq's new custody offering and why pibblez is staying away from algo stablecoin governance tokens.

    We then discuss Arbitrum's white hat hacker, why the Cosmos ecosystem might start seeing more exploits, how DAOs should codify their cap tables and more!
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    Timestamps

    (00:00) Introduction
    (00:38) Who The F*ck is Buying ETH Right Now?
    (01:46) Wintermute $160M Vanity Address Hack
    (14:36) Nasdaq's Crypto Custody Announcement
    (17:31) New Draft Stablecoin Bill
    (25:44) Avalanche Ad
    (27:12) Arbitrum Vulnerability Exposed
    (34:44) Rari Fuse Hack Payment
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    Referenced in the show:

    Arbitrum white hat hacker (Riptide) blog
    https://medium.com/@0xriptide/hackers-in-arbitrums-inbox-ca23272641a2

    Riptide's tweet asking if Arbitrum would have been insolvent
    https://twitter.com/0xriptide/status/1572269938580115456
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    Core, from Ava Labs, is more than just a wallet. It’s a free, non-custodial browser extension that gives Avalanche users a more seamless and secure Web3 experience. Download Core today at https://www.core.app/
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    Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

    • 39 min.
    The Cosmos App-Chain Thesis | Zaki Manian, Jack Zampolin

    The Cosmos App-Chain Thesis | Zaki Manian, Jack Zampolin

    In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Zaki Manian and Jack Zampolin to explore the past, present and future of the Cosmos ecosystem and tech stack.
    What are the advantages of application-specific chains? How will IBC and Interchain security shape the future of cross-chain interactions? What is ATOM 2.0? We discuss these questions and more in this Cosmos deep dive.
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    Timecodes:
    (00:00) Introduction
    (01:21) History of Cosmos & Tendermint
    (18:18) App-Chain Thesis
    (30:47) DyDx's Move to Cosmos
    (40:57) Circle Ad
    (42:39) Cosmos & ATOM Value Accrual
    (50:29) ATOM 2.0 Alpha
    (52:33) Asynchronous Composability, Flash Loans and New Innovations
    (1:05:44) Expanding Cosmos, MEV and IBC Ethereum
    (1:16:52) Pros and Cons of the Cosmos Developer Collective
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    Circle’s USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is.
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    Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

    • 1 u. 26 min.
    ETH Merged, Cosmos Spotlight, LSDs & Doodle Raise | Roundup

    ETH Merged, Cosmos Spotlight, LSDs & Doodle Raise | Roundup

    In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santi discuss the most anticipated event in crypto's history: the merge. It finally happened. How does the successful transition to PoS change ETH's narrative? Where will the market's attention shift next? How important is the ESG-friendly narrative?
    We also explore the Cosmos & multichain thesis, liquid staking derivative yields, the Doodle raise controversy and more!
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    (00:00) Introduction
    (00:20) Happy Merge Day
    (12:06) Liquid Staking Derivatives
    (19:12) Cosmos & the Multichain Thesis
    (31:08) Core Ad
    (32:36) New Coinbase Politics Feature & DAS
    (38:12) Doodles Raise Controversy & NFT speculation
    (49:18) Figma Acquired by Adobe, Do Kwon & Book Recs
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    Referenced in the show:

    Travis Kling, Empire podcast
    https://spoti.fi/3qFbgV9

    Fred Wilson's blog on Ethereum flows
    https://avc.com/2022/08/the-merge/

    LSDs are up only tweet
    https://twitter.com/mhonkasalo/status/1570060055789146114

    Brian Armstrong's tweet on Coinbase's new politician feature
    https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1570133078022160384

    Fixed Rate Lending Unlock, Bell Curve podcast
    https://spoti.fi/3Dugefd

    Building Market Microstructure for NFTs
    https://bit.ly/3Sp54Nd
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    Core, from Ava Labs, is more than just a wallet. It’s a free, non-custodial browser extension that gives Avalanche users a more seamless and secure Web3 experience. Download Core today at https://www.core.app/
    --
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    Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

    • 55 min.

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