Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view.
Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.
Brett Scott: Cloudmoney – The Future of Cash
Brett Scott, author of Cloudmoney, joins us to dive deeper into the thesis behind his book and to share his views on how cryptocurrency and blockchain fits into this.
Stephane Gosselin & Vasiliy Shapovalov: MEV-Boost – Preparing for the Merge
We were joined by Stephane Gosselin, co-founder of Flashbots, to chat about MEV and the importance of MEV-Boost, how it works and it's impact on Ethereum. Also joining the chat is Vasiliy Shapovalov, Tech Lead at Lido, to share with us the significant impact MEV-Boost will have on Lido.
Epicenter Hosts – Is the Ethereum Roadmap the Right Path for Eth Holders?
Bettina Boon Falleur, Griff Green & Jerome de Tychey: EthCC 5 – A Recap of This Year's Event
Keeping with tradition we did an EthCC recap panel and were joined by Ethereum France President Jerome de Tychey, EthCC organizer Bettina Boon Falleur, and Founder of Giveth Griff Green. We talk about the standout moments of this year's event, how the conference has grown over the years, NFT tickets, the European Ethereum community, and the future of EthCC.
Mona El Isa: Enzyme – The Future of Asset Management
We were joined by Mona El Isa, CEO & founder at Avantgarde Finance and Enzyme Finance, to chat about the transition from Melon to Enzyme and the current state of the protocol, how vaults work on the platform, decentralized governance and how to survive a bear market.
Tim Beiko: Ethereum Foundation – The Ethereum Merge
Tim Beiko, Protocol Support for the Ethereum Foundation, is heavily involved in the project. He joined us to give some deep insights into governance within Ethereum, a full update on how the merge is coming along and the next steps, and how Ethereum will look post-merge.
Go deep in many crypto topics
Worst part of this show is its theme music. I find myself skipping past Epicenter in my playlist just to avoid it! Hosts: please find something better.
Ok, review of content now:
I have shared this podcast with friends who just started thinking about “investing” in cryptocurrencies and they have been intimidated/overwhelmed by it. But I like the depth! I certainly don’t follow all of it either, but I just soak it in. The robustness of the hosts’ & guests’ mental models as they discuss economics, or cryptography, or game theory, or whatever other niche—it helps give me a solid starting point as I continue my own exploration. I’m fairly new at a company building a blockchain, and I often feel like one of the dumber ones in the room. But when I keep up with Epicenter, I find myself filling in gaps in my coworkers’ knowledge.
Good Content, Horrible Audio
A for content, D for audio; how after years of doing a podcast have you guys not fixed your audio?? 🤦♂️
Highly recommend the listen! This program is great!