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Learn about bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies as we interview entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the industry in this crypto podcast.

CoinGecko Podcast - Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Insights Bobby Ong

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 8 Ratings

Learn about bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies as we interview entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the industry in this crypto podcast.

    Co-founder, Yenwen Feng, Explains How Perpetual Protocol is Preparing For More! - Ep. 36

    Co-founder, Yenwen Feng, Explains How Perpetual Protocol is Preparing For More! - Ep. 36

    In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Yenwen Feng, Co-Founder at Perpetual Protocol. Bobby interviewed Yenwen on the background of Perpetual Protocol, changes on Perpetual Protocol V2, as well as Perpetual Protocol’s upcoming plans for 2021.
    [00:01:20] Intro
    [00:02:07] What does Perpetual Protocol do?
    [00:05:13] Difference between Perpetual Protocol V1 and Perpetual Protocol V2
    [00:13:42] Changes in Perpetual Protocol V2
    [00:18:46] Maximum leverage one can trade on Perpetual Protocol V2
    [00:21:49] What happens when users get liquidated on Perpetual Protocol?
    [00:27:15] Why Perpetual Protocol chose xDAI for V1 and Arbitrum for V2?
    [00:30:06] Trading fees distribution for PERP token holders
    [00:33:47] Upcoming plans for Perpetual Protocol
    [00:36:29] Can decentralized derivative platforms compete with centralized derivative platforms?
    Quotes from the episode:
    “We actually kind of have a discussion within the Perpetual Protocol community, that we want to increase it to like 15X or like 20X. But actually the community doesn't want that. They feel that people can just rug.” [00:19:14]
    “If you want to do 10X, you have to make sure, so our max leverage is 10X. But we do have a buffer, so the max you can go is like 16X. But once you go over that, we will start liquidating your position. We have partial liquidation, so we will take over one fourth.” [00:23:00]
    “I think for V2, we talk about wanting to swap out the x*y=k and then use Uni V3, that's definitely one thing. And then we also want to implement other things like cross margin.” [00:34:03]


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    Links

    Perpetual Protocol - https://perp.exchange/
    CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/
    Perpetual Protocol (PERP) on CoinGecko -https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/perpetual-protocol

    Social Media

    Perpetual Protocol:
    https://twitter.com/perpprotocol
    https://t.me/perpetualprotocol


    CoinGecko:
    https://twitter.com/coingecko
    https://t.me/coingecko

    • 40 min
    Scott Moore, Co-Founder and Community Lead of Gitcoin Explains Open Source Software - Ep. 35

    Scott Moore, Co-Founder and Community Lead of Gitcoin Explains Open Source Software - Ep. 35

    In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Scott Moore, Co-Founder and Community Lead of Gitcoin. Bobby interviewed Scott on the background of Gitcoin, their products, their GTC token launch, as well as Gitcoin’s upcoming plans for 2021.
    [00:01:20] Intro
    [00:02:31] What is Gitcoin?
    [00:05:17] Differences between Gitcoin’s products
    [00:10:55] What is Quadratic Funding?
    [00:15:16] Steps for preventing Sybil attacks on Gitcoin
    [00:19:58] Application process to receive matching Grants
    [00:25:29] Reasons for GTC token launch
    [00:30:09] Funding needs for Gitcoin
    [00:34:48] Upcoming plans for Gitcoin in second half of 2021
    Quotes from the episode:
    “That's partly why we ended up talking a lot with Vitalik and like trying to get us feedback on what we're up to with Quadratic Funding, because I think he really understands the vision for that.” [00:11:33]
    “The token itself was really meant to be a governance token first and foremost, which is really critical to note. The token itself for now, has no real economical rates. We don't intend for it to have an economical rate.” [00:26:06]

    "So I think the biggest thing for me is to really hone in on how we run rounds and run basically Gitcoin Grants through the community. My view is that we've so far done a good job of like the community ratified Grants rounds.” [00:35:01]

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    Links

    Gitcoin - https://gitcoin.co/
    CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/
    Gitcoin on CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/gitcoin

    Social Media

    Gitcoin:
    https://twitter.com/gitcoin


    CoinGecko:
    https://twitter.com/coingecko
    https://t.me/coingecko

    • 42 min
    Learn about protecting your crypto with Oliver Xie, Founder and Project Lead at InsurAce - Ep. 34

    Learn about protecting your crypto with Oliver Xie, Founder and Project Lead at InsurAce - Ep. 34

    In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Oliver Xie, founder and Project Lead of InsurAce. Bobby interviewed Oliver on the background of InsurAce, their products, their advantages compared to Nexus Mutual, as well as InsurAce’s upcoming plans for 2021.
    [00:01:20] Intro
    [00:02:56] What is InsurAce?
    [00:06:58] InsurAce’s product launched on Ethereum
    [00:08:15] Competitive advantage against Nexus Mutual
    [00:11:47] Portfolio-based coverage
    [00:19:00] What is InsurAce’s Investment Portal?
    [00:24:26] Plans for multi-chain insurance service
    [00:30:01] Claim process in case of hacking event
    [00:36:55] Upcoming plans for InsurAce

    Quotes from the episode:

    “What we can provide is a portfolio-based coverage. So that means that you can cover a basket of different assets or DeFi protocols in one shot.” [00:09:28]

    “It's just like sometimes when you're taking a flight, right. So you can either choose to take a flight insurance or you do not. But most of the time, I think everybody would just by default, they would just choose to buy the flight insurance. So in this way, I think it's similar.” [00:22:17]
    “There is a saying that goes like, you will always need to work for the best but prepare for the worst.” [00:36:15]

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    Links

    InsurAce - https://www.insurace.io/
    CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/
    InsurAce on CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/insurace

    Social Media

    InsurAce:
    https://twitter.com/insur_ace
    https://t.me/insurace_protocol
    CoinGecko:
    https://twitter.com/coingecko
    https://t.me/coingecko

    • 42 min
    Get Familiar with Fractionalized NFTs and More with Joël Hubert, Co-founder of NIFTEX - Ep. 33

    Get Familiar with Fractionalized NFTs and More with Joël Hubert, Co-founder of NIFTEX - Ep. 33

    In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Joël Hubert - Co-founder, NIFTEX. Bobby interviewed Joël on the background of NIFTEX, their updates for NIFTEX V2, their NFT bundle, as well as Joël’s advice for beginner NFT collectors.
    [00:01:42] Intro
    [00:02:38] What is NIFTEX?
    [00:08:01] What happens to the fractionalized NFT when there’s a bid on it?
    [00:19:09] Updates on NIFTEX V2
    [00:27:00] Interesting stats on NIFTEX
    [00:31:45] NIFTEX’s R64X NFT bundle
    [00:41:02] Thoughts on NFT on Layer 1 chains
    [00:44:08] Advice for beginner NFT collectors 


    Quotes from the episode:
    “Coin Artist from Neon District, she fractionalized herself and you know, and she used this coin as like a community membership, proof of community membership.” [00:20:27]
    “If Almace would have remained in one piece, we always say it might've traded a few times in the year and it might have done a few hundred ETH in volume. But then when we fractionalize Almace it did like a thousand ETH of volume in the first two, one or two weeks” [00:25:22]
    “I think for beginners, they're going to be super confused with these fractions of NFT stuff. And so they just need to have a very solid foundation in NFTs themselves, so I would advise them to start with arts.” [00:44:47]

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    Links

    NIFTEX - https://www.niftex.org/
    CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/
    NIFTEX on CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/en/exchanges/niftex

    Social Media

    NIFTEX:
    https://twitter.com/NIFTEX


    CoinGecko:
    https://twitter.com/coingecko
    https://t.me/coingecko

    • 49 min
    Emin Gün Sirer, CEO of Ava labs, Talks About Avalanche’s Growth And More - Ep. 32

    Emin Gün Sirer, CEO of Ava labs, Talks About Avalanche’s Growth And More - Ep. 32

    Avalanche (AVAX)In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Emin Gün Sirer, founder and CEO of Ava Labs. Bobby interviewed Gün on the background of Avalanche, differences between three Avalanche’s blockchains, use cases of AVAX token, as well as Avalanche’s plans for 2021.


    [00:00:02] Intro
    [00:02:28] What is Avalanche?
    [00:08:20] Avalanche’s consensus mechanism
    [00:11:50] Avalanche’s competitors
    [00:19:52] P-Chain, X-Chain, C-Chain
    [00:25:32] Projects launched on top of Avalanche
    [00:34:47] How Emin Gün Sirer stays up to date with the crypto world?
    [00:36:02] Plans for Avalanche in 2021
    [00:40:34] Why is ILO better on blockchain?
    [00:42:29] Use Cases of AVAX token


    Quotes from the episode:


    “Whereas Bitcoin is trying to be digital gold or a replacement for the Euro, the replacement for Dollars and so on, and whereas Ethereum is an internet computer, what we're building is very different. It's a platform for other people to create digital assets.” [00:04:18]


    “We're three times faster than Visa. And if anybody else can, believe that they can compete with Visa, they should come up and line up and we should do a side-by-side comparison. There is no other coin that can say this” [00:08:10]


    “We're going through a set of improvements to Avalanche called Apricot, and we're about halfway done with it. When Apricot is done, we're going to have a fee structure for Avalanche that is much more dynamic. And potentially very, very, very low, much lower than it's been.” [00:36:14]

    Links

    Ava Labs - https://www.avalabs.org/
    CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/
    Avalanche (AVAX) on CoinGecko -  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/avalanche

    Social Media

    Avalanche:
    https://twitter.com/avalancheavax
    https://t.me/avalancheavax



    CoinGecko:
    https://twitter.com/coingecko
    https://t.me/coingecko

    • 47 min
    Kosala Hemachandra, CEO of MyEtherWallet, Talks About ETH 2.0 and More! - Ep. 31

    Kosala Hemachandra, CEO of MyEtherWallet, Talks About ETH 2.0 and More! - Ep. 31

    In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Kosala Hemachandra, CEO of MyEtherWallet. Bobby interviewed Kosala on the background of MyEtherWalllet, its business model, his thoughts on ETH 2.0 and Layer 2, their experience with phishing attacks, as well as MyEtherWallet’s future plans.


    [00:00:02] Intro
    [00:01:07] Introduction of MyEtherWallet
    [00:05:28] MyEtherWallet’s business model
    [00:10:55] Thoughts about Layer 2 and ETH 2.0
    [00:17:39] Thoughts on multi-chain
    [00:19:51] MyEtherWallet’s Chrome extension
    [00:21:59] Stories of phishing attack
    [00:30:19] How big is MyEtherWallet team?
    [00:33:00] Plans for MyEtherWallet for the next few years


    Quotes from the episode:


    “There are a ton of like actual Layer 2 solutions that I prefer, and we are actually in talks with some of them on integrating them to MyEtherWallet and MEW wallet and all of our other products.” [00:11:56]


    “There're like 1000, 1500 people will just go and report spam the Chrome extension. And then Google, without knowing anything, they'll take down the extension. And now these phishers will put up a different extension with the same name. So unfortunately people do download these like fake extensions.” [00:20:12]


    “So we will always be open source, trustworthy and be the nexus point of Ethereum. That's where I want to be, we want to be as the whole team." [00:33:48]

    Links

    MyEtherWallet - http://myetherwallet.com/
    CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/

    Social Media

    MyEtherWallet:
    https://twitter.com/myetherwallet
    https://t.me/myetherwallet


    CoinGecko:
    https://twitter.com/coingecko
    https://t.me/coingecko

    • 35 min

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