Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view.
Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.
IPFS, Filecoin and The Vision for a Decentralized Web (Part 1 of 2)
Protocol Labs is the organisation behind IPFS and Filecoin. Juan Benet, Founder & CEO, returns to the show to give us an important update on the long-term vision to fund innovative technologies, IPFS since it was created, and Filecoin as a foundation to a new decentralized cloud.
Trent McConaghy: Ocean Protocol – The Platform Making Waves in the Data Industry
Ocean Protocol is a platform which creates data marketplaces, providing an alternative to the current model. Trent McConaghy, Founder of Ocean Protocol, joins us to chat about the platform.
Martin Köppelmann: Circles – Creating Universal Basic Income Economies for Everyone
Circles UBI is a blockchain-based Universal Basic Income created to promote local economy within communities. Martin Köppelmann, creator of Circles, chats to us about why he believes the world needs this, and how the project works.
Alchemy – A Powerful Developer Platform and API for Ethereum Apps
Alchemy is a powerful blockchain developer platform providing a suite of developer tools. We chatted to Nikil Viswanathan, CEO & Co-founder about the platform, how it works and the problems it solves. We also addressed the concerns around centralization and ecosystem resiliency.
Sam Bankman-Fried: FTX & Project Serum – The World's First Decentralized Derivatives Exchange
Sam Bankman-Fried is the CEO of FTX and Alameda Research, and co-founder of Project Serum. We hear all about his journey from Alameda, to FTX, and to his latest venture, Serum.
Simon Polrot: Adan – Unraveling MiCA and the New Regulations Threatening Crypto in Europe
The European Commission's new regulatory proposal, MiCA, covers nearly every type of activity relating to cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, stablecoins, and security tokens in Europe. Simon Polrot, President of Adan, explains what the draft proposal means, the effects it will have on the industry, and how you can get involved.
Good and getting better
The guys behind Epicenter Bitcoin have a great knowledge in bitcoin, the blockchain and other core technologies in the crypt currency space. The show hosts interesting guests and provides both a general layman view of many topics, but will also give an in depth analysis of exiting technologies and products.
Listeners who have been following the show may hear that the sound quality is improving, though there is still room for improvement. That said, the show provides great entertainment, but it could use a bit more polishing for a full five stars.