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Exploring the ideas and stories of crypto moguls from around the world. Learn more at cryptonews.com

    #337: Ethan Buchman, CEO of Cycles Protocol, on The History of Money, Cosmos Ecosystem, and Collaborative Finance

    #337: Ethan Buchman, CEO of Cycles Protocol, on The History of Money, Cosmos Ecosystem, and Collaborative Finance

    Ethan Buchman is Co-founder of Cosmos, CEO of Informal Systems, and Founder Cycles Protocol Ethan is a leading figure in blockchain technology and has worked at the Interchain Foundation, Tendermint, and his consultancy CoinCulture CryptoConsulting.His academic background in Biophysics from the University of Guelph informs his interdisciplinary approach, evident in his research contributions across institutions like the University of California, San Francisco. Ethan's innovative mindset and e...

    • 42 min
    #336: Tristan Frizza, Founder of Zeta Markets, on Solana’s DeFi Layer 2 Plans, Perpetual Trading, and 2024 DeFi Summer

    #336: Tristan Frizza, Founder of Zeta Markets, on Solana’s DeFi Layer 2 Plans, Perpetual Trading, and 2024 DeFi Summer

    Tristan Frizza is the Founder of Zeta Markets. Tristan’s curiosity for crypto was ignited in 2017 when he traded his first cryptocurrency, spurring him to finish his Computer Science degree with an emphasis on distributed systems and PoW blockchain technology. He then worked in AI research and as a data scientist in Silicon Valley, eventually writing his thesis on Generative Adversarial Network for Image Super-Resolution for which he received First Class Honours.Motivated by a passion for ope...

    • 45 min
    #335: Tomer Pascal, CEO of CityVerse Tycoon, on Web3 Mobile Gaming Ecosystem, PWAs, and Battling the Apple/Google App Stores

    #335: Tomer Pascal, CEO of CityVerse Tycoon, on Web3 Mobile Gaming Ecosystem, PWAs, and Battling the Apple/Google App Stores

    Tomer Pascal is the CEO and co-founder of OwnPlay, a web3 mobile gaming ecosystem that has developed CityVerse Tycoon, a PWA game allowing players to trade, buy, and sell tokenized replicas of real buildings in New York City. Tomer has extensive multi-disciplinary experience in delivering products to their appropriate markets, working with early-stage companies, businesses with new products, and well-established organizations. He combines his tech mindset, ability to create effective marketin...

    • 45 min
    #334: Spencer Farrar, Partner at Theory Ventures, on Web3 Venture Capital, Funding, and Strategy

    #334: Spencer Farrar, Partner at Theory Ventures, on Web3 Venture Capital, Funding, and Strategy

    Spencer Farrar is a Partner at Theory Ventures. Spencer was a two-sport athlete at Berkeley (swimming and water polo). He then worked at a Web3 startup, Velocity, which processed more than $150m of volume per day, before joining Bienville, a $4b asset investing in early-stage blockchain companies.In this conversation, we discuss:- The state of Web3 funding- Web3 startups- Venture strategy and liquid strategy in crypto- AI-based Web3/blockchain companies- Go-to-market strategy- Influencers bec...

    • 37 min
    #333: Eduard Jubany Tur, Founder of ZKX, on Perpetual Futures, DeFi Growth in Asia, and How DeFi can Democratize Finance

    #333: Eduard Jubany Tur, Founder of ZKX, on Perpetual Futures, DeFi Growth in Asia, and How DeFi can Democratize Finance

    Eduard Jubany Tur, Founder of ZKX, a decentralized perpetual futures exchange on Starknet.Eduard’s background in tech and finance has led him to tackle some of DeFi’s most pressing challenges, such as accessibility and user engagement. With the goal of making DeFi more approachable and efficient, Eduard has been at the forefront of integrating gamification into trading, enhancing the learning curve with innovative solutions. Beyond that, Eduard and ZKX are also leveraging Starknet for scalabi...

    • 34 min
    #332: Armani Ferrante, CEO of Backpack, on Solana and Web3 Super Apps

    #332: Armani Ferrante, CEO of Backpack, on Solana and Web3 Super Apps

    Armani Ferrante is the founder and CEO of Backpack. The Backpack ecosystem of companies, creators of the Backpack wallet, the Mad Lads NFT collection, the xNFT standard, and Backpack Exchange. Before founding Backpack in April 2022, he was the creator of Anchor, a groundbreaking developer tool that revolutionized programming on Solana. Anchor has become an integral part of numerous Solana projects and protocols, and bonding its commitments to simplifying the developer experience. Armani...

    • 38 min

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