49 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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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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.

    Coney Daddy, tequila, rock 'n' roll and Cosmos

    Coney Daddy, tequila, rock 'n' roll and Cosmos

    In this episode of Citizen Cosmos, I talk with Coney Daddy, a community developer and a Cosmos rock star.


    In the episode, Coney Daddy shares his thoughts on the crypto industry. And we discuss what things are worth paying attention to if you're just starting out in crypto.



    Coney Daddy's Twitter


    We spoke to Coney Daddy about Cosmos, and:



    Ecosystem development
    Layer-0 and the community
    First steps in crypto
    Mining
    Sailboat accidents
    Hidden gems
    CryptoPunks and CryptoKitties
    Making videos and production
    NFTs and cheques
    StakeDaddy and validation
    Decentralization maximalism
    USD tokenomics
    PoW and PoS
    Community pools and the big money
    Trading and investing


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


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | Evmos | Celistia | Ethereum | CosmWasm | Exidio&DVPN | Monero | Osmosis | Chaiflow | Akash | Cyber | Keplr | Crypto.com | Coinbase.pro | Strangelove validator | Chandra validator | Wayne's world | CryptoKitties | CryptoPunks | Ripple | Steemit | Ethan Frey | Greg Ossuri | Gary Gensler | Cryptocito | Dan Edlebeck | Jack Zampolin | Twitter | MIT | Konstantin Lomashuk |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



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    Special Guest: Coney Daddy.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Federico Kunze Küllmer, bridges, tokenomics & Berkley

    Federico Kunze Küllmer, bridges, tokenomics & Berkley

    In this episode, we talk to Federico Kunze Küllmer, co-founder Evmos - EVM on Cosmos, and CEO of Tharsis HQ - EVM and blockchain interoperability.


    Evmos is a scalable, high-throughput PoS blockchain that is fully compatible and interoperable with Ethereum. Evmos is a sovereign blockchain built with the help of the Cosmos / Tendermint stack, which means it has the superpowers of IBC, the communication protocol allowing all connected to it, Cosmos chains to exchange data, contracts and tokens. The Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol, a.k.a. IBC; the IP layer for blockchains. IBC is currently the safest and most secure and decentralized way to move assets across different blockchains, unlocking interoperability across multiple chains. Evmos leverages the Cosmos SDK serves as the first IBC-compatible EVM-based chain, bringing composability, interoperability, and fast finality to Ethereum.



    Federico's Twitter


    We spoke to Federico about Evmos, and:



    Bridges & Evmos
    How many layers can a protocol have
    Cooperation with Celestia and data reliability
    Migrating data from web2 to web3
    User motivation
    Decentralization
    The history of Evmos
    Incentivization of relayers
    Alumni group at Berkeley
    Rektdrop, gasdrop and the best tokenomics design
    The future of EVM
    Motivation


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


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | IBC | Evmos | Celistia | Ethereum | CosmWasm |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



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    Special Guest: Federico Kunze Küllmer.

    • 42 min
    Jon Farjo, data, blockchains and layer 0

    Jon Farjo, data, blockchains and layer 0

    In this episode, we talk to Jon Farjoe, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Lunarcrush - Social Intelligence for Crypto.


    Lunarcrush is building a social media tool that directly impacts cryptocurrencies. Because you can’t listen to a million different opinions a minute, LunarCrush does it for you. LunarCrush collects activity across social media for bitcoin, thousands of altcoins, crypto exchanges, influencers and more, in real-time every single day and distills it all into bitesize, digestible data.



    Jon's Twitter


    We spoke to Jon about communities, and:



    What is Lunarcrush and its goals
    Verifiable vs non-verifireble tools
    Social media and crypto Twitter
    Social knowledge graph
    Governments and borders
    DAO's and voting
    UX in blockchain
    NFT`s and baseball cards
    AI and machine learning
    DeFi
    The decentralization spectrum
    The future of blockchains
    People and layer
    Motivation and what keeps one healthy in the crypto space


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


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | Lunarcrush | Solana | Bitcoin | Ethereum | Polkadot | Harmony | Medium |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



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    Special Guest: Jon Farjo.

    • 38 min
    Interchain ETH special: open-source, mass adoption, DAO's & web3

    Interchain ETH special: open-source, mass adoption, DAO's & web3

    In this interchain special episode of Citizen Cosmos we talk with 4 projects: Trading Strategy, Gnosis, Radicle & Gitcoin, in 4 short interviews during Liscon 2021.


    Trading Atrategy is an algorithmic trading protocol for decentralized markets. It is a decentralized protocol for the next generation quantitative finance. Decentralized automated trading strategies allow investing with more profit and lower risk, as investors get direct access to high quality investing strategies and real-time control over their assets.


    Gnosis builds new market mechanisms for decentralized finance. Our three interoperable product lines allow you to securely create, trade, and hold digital assets on Ethereum.


    Radicle adopts the Scuttlebutt social overlay paradigm by establishing a peer-to-peer replication layer on top of distributed version control systems, starting with git. User accounts and login is replaced by public key cryptography, hosted issue trackers are replaced by local peer replication, and the idea of a single canonical upstream is replaced by a patch-based peer-to-peer or "bazaar" model.


    Gitocin is a platform where you get paid to work on open source software in Python, Rust, Ruby, JavaScript, Solidity, HTML, CSS, Design, and more. Gitcoin is the community of builders, creators, and protocols at the center of open web ecosystems.



    Mikko's Twitter
    Richard's Twitter
    Lukas's Twitter
    Abbey's Twitter
    Kevin's Twitter


    We spoke to our guests about web3, and:



    Crypto Twitter
    Communication
    Open source tech
    Centralization and decentralization
    Hedge funds and greed
    Efficiency and mass adoption
    Product market fit
    DAO's and tools for the people
    Software and control
    Ordinary citizens and the blockchain


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


    | Ethereum | Trading Strategy | Gnosis | Radicle | GitHub | Gitcoin | Gnosis safe |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



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    Special Guests: Abbey Titcomb, Kevin Owocki, Lukas Schor, Mikko Ohtamaa, and Richard Meissner.

    • 47 min
    Ankur Banerjee, digital identity, the soul & the data

    Ankur Banerjee, digital identity, the soul & the data

    In this episode, we talk to Ankur Banerjee, co-founder of Cheqd. The authentic data network built with the help of Cosmos-SDK and Tendermint.


    Cheqd is building a secure network that enables individuals and organizations to fully control their personal data. It allows self-sovereign identity (SSI) companies to build and deliver secure solutions. Through the network, anyone can verify identities quickly and securely. Data shouldn't be in silos waiting to be leaked or stolen. Companies shouldn't make money selling data without consent. Cheqd network allows SSI companies to build and deliver secure solutions to the user.



    Ankur's Twitter


    We spoke to Ankur about digital identities, and:



    What is Cheqd and its goals
    What is Digital Identity
    Digital print VS your Soul
    Standards in the digital world
    Signatures and keys
    Ankur's personal story
    The work of a CTO
    Motivation


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


    | Tendermint | Cosmos | Cheqd | W3C | IBC | Civic | Urbit | Idena | DID | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Self-Sovereign Identity book | Douglas Adams |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



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    Special Guest: Ankur Banerjee.

    • 45 min
    Interchain special: Amir Taaki, cyberpunks, DeFi & social credit

    Interchain special: Amir Taaki, cyberpunks, DeFi & social credit

    In this interchain special episode of Citizen Cosmos we talk with Amir Taaki, founder of DarkFi, an anonymous DeFi network bridged to Ethereum.


    DarkFi is an anonymous DeFi network. Its objective is to offer flexible private primitives that can be wielded to create any kind of application. DarkFi uses advances in zero-knowledge cryptography and creates a contracting language and developer toolkits aimed to make anonymous engineering highly accessible to developers. Anonymity as a design space has been hitherto unexplored. DarkFi is blowing the door to this wide open. In the open air of a fully dark, anonymous system, cryptocurrency has the potential to birth new technological concepts. This can be a creative, regenerative space – the dawn of a Dark Renaissance.



    Amir's Twitter


    We spoke to Amir about DeFi, and:



    What is DarkFi
    Cyberpunks
    Digital dictatorship
    Passion
    RegFi and DarkFi
    Gambling
    The modern political system
    Social credit score


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


    | Ethereum | DarkFi | Silkroad | Alongside Night - the movie |


    If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos:



    Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator
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    Special Guest: Amir Taaki.

    • 40 min

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