60 episodes

Citizen Cosmos is a podcast about the masterminds behind blockchain, web3 builders, Cosmos & the interchain. Their technological ambitions and personalities. Our aim is to discover the wonders of the new web & to understand how dreams turn to code & become reality.
Find us on twitter @cosmos_voice or follow the #citizencosmos hashtag across SM.

Citizen Cosmos Serj and Anna

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Citizen Cosmos is a podcast about the masterminds behind blockchain, web3 builders, Cosmos & the interchain. Their technological ambitions and personalities. Our aim is to discover the wonders of the new web & to understand how dreams turn to code & become reality.
Find us on twitter @cosmos_voice or follow the #citizencosmos hashtag across SM.

    Willy Ogorzaly, values, DAO's & the best day ever

    Willy Ogorzaly, values, DAO's & the best day ever

    In this episode, we talk to Willy Ogorzaly, head of decentralization at the ShapeShift DAO, governing one of the oldest non-custodial exchanges, which allows users to trade crypto.


    ShapeShift gives you zero-commission crypto trading, and you always stay in control of your crypto private keys.



    Willy’s Twitter


    We spoke to Willy about Shapeshift, and:



    DAO's & memes
    CEX vs. DEX
    DeFi & financial sovereignty
    Community, values & market cycles
    Fox chain, airdrop & the interchain
    MLE, MVP & progressive decentralization
    Motivation, values & goals
    Staking, yield & laser eyes
    Maximalism, the best day ever & bounties


    The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode:


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | ShapeShift | Thorchain | Ethereum | BTC | Gitcoin | Giveth | Mt. Gox |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



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    Special Guest: Willy Ogorzaly.

    • 40 min
    Althea, mesh, web3 startups & product delivery

    Althea, mesh, web3 startups & product delivery

    In this episode, we talk to Deborah Simpier and Justin Kilpatrick, co-founders of Althea, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) platform and blockchain that enables the coordination of multi-stakeholder networks.


    Althea is built for a fast and affordable, locally run internet. Althea's unique cooperative vision for the internet brings peering from the data center to the field. Empowering communities to build multi-stakeholder networks faster and more affordably than legacy telecom models. The core technology behind Althea is a price-aware routing protocol and blockchain-based payment system that debits and credits funds based on a router’s bandwidth usage. Althea decouples the service and infrastructure layers of Internet delivery and coordinates transparent and programmatic revenue sharing.



    Deborah’s Twitter
    Justin’s Twitter


    We spoke to the team about their journey with Althea, and:



    Open source & Linux
    Engineering & impacting the world
    Bridges & the philosophy behind building them
    Mesh & bandwidth
    Payment channels & TCR
    Cryptography
    Working nights & delivering products
    Routing & decentralization
    Delivering products
    Tools & libraries for web3
    Economic incentives


    The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode:


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | Althea | Gravity Bridge | Ethereum | BTC | Spank chain | XDAI |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



    Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator
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    Special Guests: Deborah Simpier and Justin Kilpatrick.

    • 47 min
    Rebecca Liao, product, business & developers

    Rebecca Liao, product, business & developers

    In this episode, we talk to Rebecca Liao, Co-founder and CEO at Saga, a Cosmos-based protocol for automatically provisioning application-specific blockchains.


    Saga is a protocol that allows developers to take a single tenant VM and automatically launch it on a dedicated blockchain, complete with fully provisioned validators and an optimally incentivized security structure.



    Rebecca's Twitter


    We spoke to Rebecca about Saga, and:



    Elections & civil theory
    Dedicated chains & interchain security
    Marketing dynamics & hype
    Beating the drum & brotherhood
    Fees & tokens
    Deployment & scalability
    Gaming & web3 economics
    Infrastructure & dev. Experience
    Values & motivation


    The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode:


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | Saga | Kusama | Ethereum | Jim Kwon | Coney Daddy | Ethan Buchman | Jack Zampolin | Jacob Mcdorman | Solana |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



    Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator
    Help support the project via Gitcoin Grants
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    Special Guest: Rebecca Liao.

    • 39 min
    Joe Bowman, capital efficiency, governance & staking

    Joe Bowman, capital efficiency, governance & staking

    In this episode, we talk to Joe Bowman, CEO at Ingenuity. Founder of Quicksilver protocol, a liquid staking zone, built on Tendermint.


    A sovereign Cosmos-SDK zone, Quicksilver is a Liquid Staking zone. Through interchain accounts and the Liquid Staking Module, Quicksilver can onboard any Cosmos-SDK based zone in a permissionless manner. Quicksilver can scale to a limitless number of zones, with zero onboarding effort required from neither the zones nor their validators.



    Joe's Twitter


    We spoke to Joe about Quicksilver, and:



    Liquid staking
    Governance & emotions
    DeFi
    Capital efficiency
    Validatros & reputation
    Qtoken, drop & tokenomics
    Goals & motivation


    The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode:


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | Quicksilver | Chorus One | Ethereum | Terra | Cyber | Osmosis | Juno | Polkadot | Solana |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



    Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator
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    Special Guest: Joe Bowman.

    • 33 min
    Eric Chen, the rabbit hole, the value & the DEX

    Eric Chen, the rabbit hole, the value & the DEX

    In this episode, we talk to Eric Chen, the co-founder of Injective Protocol, IBC-enabled DEX protocol and a decentralized exchange built with Tendermint.


    Injective is providing the unrestricted and unprecedented ability to express diverse views in the decentralized financial markets, and striving to empower individuals with the ability to more efficiently allocate capital in society.



    Eric's Twitter


    We spoke to Eric about Injective, and:



    Trading & MM's
    DeFi & research
    The Cosmos ecosystem
    The rabbit hole
    DEX vs CEX
    Value propositions
    The red herring
    Governance & goals
    Bridging & relaying
    Research & white papers
    Motivation


    The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode:


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | Injective | CosmWasm | Ethereum | Bitcoin | Terra | Band | Evmos |Keplr | Gravity bridge | Osmosis | Microtick | Silk Road | Dogecoin | Cryptopia | Solana | Bitcointalk |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



    Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator
    Help support the project via Gitcoin Grants
    Listen to the YouTube version
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    Special Guest: Eric Chen.

    • 40 min
    Ismail Khoffi, execution, mathematics & adoption

    Ismail Khoffi, execution, mathematics & adoption

    In this episode, we talk to Ismail Khoffi, Co-Founder and CTO at Celestia Labs, the first modular blockchain network.


    Celestia is the first modular consensus and data network to power scalable, secure Web3 applications. It is a minimal blockchain that only orders and publishes transactions and does not execute them. By decoupling the consensus and application execution layers, Celestia modularizes the blockchain technology stack and unlocks new possibilities for decentralized application builders.



    Ismail's Twitter


    We spoke to Ismail about Celestia, and:



    IT & programming
    Math & coding
    Merkle trees
    Rollups & execution
    Apps & fees
    Bots & smart contracts
    Adoption
    Simplicity
    DeFi
    The metaverse
    Validating
    Architectures
    Motivation


    The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode:


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | Celestia | Informal Systems | Ethereum | Google | EPFL | Jae Kwon | Zaki Manian |Ethan Buchman |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



    Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator
    Help support the project via Gitcoin Grants
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    Special Guest: Ismail Khoffi.

    • 43 min

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