Conspiratus is Latin for consensus. Through discourse and discussion, we attempt to reach consensus on the state and future of distributed consensus and decentralization technologies.
Episode 13 - Clubhouse Elite
In this episode, we discuss a series of topics relating to Silicon Valley and its sociopolitical role in the country. We discuss topics such as:
Exploring Social Class Structures of Silicon ValleyConflict of West Coast vs East Coast elitesFailures of San Francisco Local Civic GovernanceSilicon Valley entering national politicsMerits of MeritocracyAndrew Yang and America 3.0Cover Image by Nicole Album
Episode 12 - Reset Everything
In this episode, Sunny sits down with Sebastien, one of his co-hosts at Epicenter to discuss the Reset Everything virtual event that Sebastien hosted a few weeks ago to explore the long term effects of Covid19 on society. It was a multidisciplinary event covering topics including economics, journalism, privacy, and health. We also ventured off on some other topics such as some World War 1 history, bombs in Berlin, and crypto burnout.
Episode 11 - Monetary Policy in an International Context
With global commerce and finance continuing to digitize, the world’s borders are seemingly becoming more fluid, even as physical walls are built. How does this globalization affect the sovereignty of nation-states and their ability to democratically direct their own economic future?
In a panel moderated by Sunny Aggarwal, we explore the interpretation of monetary policy from a global context, discuss the morality of impacting other nations, and the potential for new technologies to offer alternatives in a dollar-dominated world. The conversation includes Jae Kwon, CEO of Tendermint; John P Conley, Professor at Vanderbilt University; Steve Randy Waldman, Author of Interfluidity, and Baek Kim, Senior Associate at Hashed.
Episode 10 - straightEDGEware
Lane Rettig moderates a debate between Sunny and Ryan Zurrer on the merits of Edgeware vs Straightedge and the design decisions that went into things like the generalized lock. With a surprise guest appearance from Dillon Chen, co-founder of Edgeware!
Episode 9 - DAOs, Swarms, and Anarchic Systems
In this episode of Conspiratus, we put out a panel on governance that Sunny moderated as part of DappCon 2019, a highlight event event of Berlin Blockchain Week. On the panel are Ameen Soleimani, Stephanie Hurder, Jorge Izquierdo, and Sebastian Gajek.
Episode 8 - Fiat Apologism
Learn about the origins of the Federal Reserve system, collapse of the Gold Standard, and Rodrik's Trilemma!