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Base Layer will be providing insights from founders and investors in the base layer of cryptoassets. Simplifying complex projects and the technology being developed, from interoperability to relayers and more - who is building the future, why are they and how are they doing it.

Base Layer David Nage | BlockWorks Group

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Base Layer will be providing insights from founders and investors in the base layer of cryptoassets. Simplifying complex projects and the technology being developed, from interoperability to relayers and more - who is building the future, why are they and how are they doing it.

    Base Layer Episode 208: Do Kwon, Founder of Terra Money on building one of the biggest new ecosystems in Digital Assets

    Base Layer Episode 208: Do Kwon, Founder of Terra Money on building one of the biggest new ecosystems in Digital Assets

    Do joins me on Base Layer for a epic chat. Terra is a permissionless blockchain network that is based on a suite of fiat-pegged stablecoins collateralized by the network’s native token LUNA. The idea at Terra is that the path to widespread adoption of Digital Assets is largely based on stability and composability of the underlying network, which is what Terra excels at -- providing a fast and secure settlement layer for building financial applications on top of. These applications can range from payments (Chai) to investing (Mirror) and savings (Anchor). 

    • 29 min
    Base Layer Episode 207: Lucas Vogelsang, Founder at Centrifuge on real world assets bridging into Digital Assets

    Base Layer Episode 207: Lucas Vogelsang, Founder at Centrifuge on real world assets bridging into Digital Assets

    Financial systems rarely connect to one another directly across company boundaries. Business networks are in competition for market share and thus, do not have incentives to share user profiles, build a robust and shareable reputation system within a network, or open their data silos to others. Lucas and his team at Centrifuge believe that the time of incremental optimization of archaic processes has to come to an end. Only by collectively shaping an entirely new system for the global financial supply chain can we foster widespread economic opportunity. This new system can only be established by dismantling the existing financial supply chain infrastructure, stripping it down to its essential components, and reassembling it for the 21st century. Come listen a fascinating episode that discusses bridging these divides.

    • 29 min
    Base Layer Episode 206: Ganesh Swami, Founder at Covalent on bringing visibility to billions of blockchain data points.

    Base Layer Episode 206: Ganesh Swami, Founder at Covalent on bringing visibility to billions of blockchain data points.

    Ganesh from Covalent joins me with a great discussion on Covalent which provides a unified API to bring full transparency and visibility to assets across all blockchain networks. Simply put, they have a single API which allows you to pull detailed, granular blockchain transaction data from multiple blockchains with no code. 
    About our sponsors:
    Coinbase
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    • 27 min
    Base Layer Episode 205: Jesse Johnson from Aavegotchi on NFT's marrying DeFi

    Base Layer Episode 205: Jesse Johnson from Aavegotchi on NFT's marrying DeFi

    Such a fun and interesting episode! Aavegotchis are rare crypto-collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain, backed by the ERC721 standard used in popular blockchain games such as Cryptokitties, Axie Infinity, and Cryptovoxels. We talk about the game play and what's under the hood which includes some very sophisticated DeFi tooling.

    • 21 min
    Base Layer Episode 204: Whit. Gibbs, Founder of Compass Mining on making Bitcoin mining available to the masses

    Base Layer Episode 204: Whit. Gibbs, Founder of Compass Mining on making Bitcoin mining available to the masses

    Compass is a bitcoin-first company on a mission to support the decentralized growth of hashrate and strengthen network security by helping more people, learn, explore and mine bitcoin. They have made it incredibly easy to start Bitcoin mining - something many have wanted to explore. We discuss this, the environmental fud that has been prominent lately and much more.

    • 26 min
    Base Layer Episode 203: Ryan Berkun, Founder & CEO of Teller Finance on creating the first DeFi protocol built to evaluate consumer credit risk.

    Base Layer Episode 203: Ryan Berkun, Founder & CEO of Teller Finance on creating the first DeFi protocol built to evaluate consumer credit risk.

    Teller Finance is a company I've been watching for almost a year; I think it could arguably become one of the most important DeFi platforms ever. Imagine something like a decentralized FICO score that is portable and universally accepted. That's kind of what Teller is up to. Listen and learn.
    About our sponsor, Coinbase:
    Coinbase Prime is one of the leading prime brokerages for digital assets. Coinbase provides the bridge to the crypto world for institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and financial institutions. Through their professional trading platform, deep and diversified liquidity, and Coinbase Custody, Coinbase Prime is built for institutions. Learn more at prime.coinbase.com.

    • 28 min

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