257 episodes

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

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 32 Ratings

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 261 - Step Simpkin, Co-Founder of Squads, helping companies form in a web3 world

    Base Layer Episode 261 - Step Simpkin, Co-Founder of Squads, helping companies form in a web3 world

    Squads Labs is a core contributor to Squads Protocol, the leading multisig infrastructure on Solana. In addition to helping maintain the protocol, Squads Labs makes the Squads platform, an institutional-grade multisig platform for Solana-based teams. The Squads platform helps web3-native teams manage and secure digital assets on-chain. To learn more about Squads Labs, please visit https://www.sqds.io/.
    About Squads Protocol
    Squads is a multisig protocol that helps web3-native teams manage and secure digital assets on-chain. Squads Protocol v3 is the first formally verified program on Solana. Squads Protocol v4 introduces time locks, spending limits, roles, sub-accounts, fee relayers, multiple-party payments, support for SquadsX and more. Squads v4 has already been audited by Neodyme, OtterSec, and Trail of Bits. It is currently undergoing two formal verifications, one by OtterSec and the other by Certora. To learn more about Squads Protocol, please visit https://squads.so/protocol

    • 18 min
    Base Layer Episode 261 - Sergey Gorbunov, Founder of Axelar on building the connective tissue for Web3

    Base Layer Episode 261 - Sergey Gorbunov, Founder of Axelar on building the connective tissue for Web3

    Axelar is for Web3 what Stripe is for mobile and internet applications: it works on the back end, connecting various networks into one-click experiences for all users.
    Come listen to co-founder Sergey Gurbunov on what purpose Axelar plays in an ever-expanding web3 world with various L1 & L2 blockchain ecosystems.

    • 24 min
    Base Layer Episode 260: Avery Ching, Co-Founder of Aptos; from days at Meta to building a state of the art blockchain

    Base Layer Episode 260: Avery Ching, Co-Founder of Aptos; from days at Meta to building a state of the art blockchain

    What an episode! Avery joins us and tells us his story of helping to launch Aptos from the early innovations of Meta's former project, Diem and Libra. This is a technical deep dive into what makes Aptos different from other blockchains, like Ethereum or Solana. We discuss their choice not to slash (negative economic incentives others have used), sharded storage, the Quorom Store protocol, first class asset design, the choice not to use dynamic dispatch and more.

    Learn more here: https://aptoslabs.com/

    • 28 min
    Base Layer Episode 259: Robert Leshner, CEO of Superstate on traditional finance modernized by blockchain

    Base Layer Episode 259: Robert Leshner, CEO of Superstate on traditional finance modernized by blockchain

    Robert, a real OG legend and co-founder of Compound, joins us today on Base Layer for a special show, introducing his new company, Superstate. Superstate is an asset management firm modernizing the infrastructure of investment funds. They offer investment products that benefit from the speed, programmability, and compliance advantages of blockchain tokenization. We discuss Superstate, his thoughts on rates and the move from the fringes of DeFi in early 2019-2020 to his new company.

    • 22 min
    Base Layer Episode 258: Austin Federa, Solana Foundation on hardening the chain + the importance of Saga

    Base Layer Episode 258: Austin Federa, Solana Foundation on hardening the chain + the importance of Saga

    Austin Federa joined me for a great conversation about what Solana learned over the past year to harden their infrastructure as they see surges in interest in their NFT & DeFi ecosystem, plus how their phone, the Saga, has been doing in the market to redefine how blockchains can not just be software, but hardware running digital asset codebase.

    More about Solana here: https://solana.com/

    • 24 min
    Base Layer Episode 257: Ben Jones, co-founder of Optimism, a masterclass on the role of the L2 and the OP Stack

    Base Layer Episode 257: Ben Jones, co-founder of Optimism, a masterclass on the role of the L2 and the OP Stack

    Built as a minimal extension to existing Ethereum software, OP Mainnet's EVM-equivalent architecture scales your Ethereum apps without surprises. If it works on Ethereum, it works on OP Mainnet at a fraction of the cost. How has Optimism jumped to become the infrastructure for new consumer apps like Farcaster? Hear from Ben in what I am calling a masterclass on why L2's exist and the function they play in a growing blockchain industry.

    Learn more here: https://www.optimism.io/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Dawn Savo ,

Easy to Understand

As a Fin Dir for local government I am far removed from BC and DeFi but am interested in understanding the future and how it will impact economy and how best to evaluate the market for pension investment purposes. This podcast is one of my faves because it keeps it interesting and simple and shares the long term vision for products and technologies discussed. Personally, it helped me feel more comfortable buying Bitcoin and Ethereum. I am a believer now. Thanks for sharing!

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Great work

Appreciate the work you do putting this together.

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Keep up the great work!

Love the quality people you get on the podcast.

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