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.
Erik Voorhees: ShapeShift – Decentralizing a Fox
Erik Voorhees, CEO & Founder of ShapeShift, joins us for his 4th appearance on the show. In this episode we hear the reasoning behind this shift, cross-chain Interoperability, the FOX token, and the future of the Shapeshift platform as a DAO.
Mounir Benchemled: ParaSwap – Solving Liquidity for DeFi
We were joined by ParaSwap Founder, Mounir Benchemled, to chat about his role in the French DeFi community, DEX aggregators in general, and what makes ParaSwap an important slice of the DeFi ecosystem.
Mike Novogratz: Galaxy Digital – Bridging Crypto and Institutional Worlds
We chatted to Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital, about the cross over between finance and blockchain, regulatory affairs, and of course, wrestling.
Dominic Williams: DFINITY – Smart Contracts and the Internet Computer
We were joined by Founder and Chief Scientist of DFINITY, Dominic Williams, who explained his deep support for smart contracts, gave us an insight into the Internet Computer Ecosystem, and shared his visions for its future.
Joe Andrews & Zac Williamson: Aztec Protocol – Bringing Scalable Privacy to DeFi
We were joined by Zac Williamson, Co-founder and CTO, and Joe Andrews, Head of Product, from Aztec, to give us an in-depth look into the Layer 2 project and explain how version 2 of the protocol in a game-changer in terms of privacy and scalability.
Chris Spadafora: BadgerDAO – Bridging Bitcoin and DeFi
BadgerDAO's founder, Chris Spadafora, joined us to talk about how he built this decentralized community, why Bitcoin & DeFi, and the products they have created including Sett and Digg.
Epicenter does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and motivated!
Cool guests, poor interviewers, poor audio
Really awesome guests. Interviewers have no clue what they’re doing and the guests end up rambling to make up for it. Frequently find myself saying what are they talking about, what’s the point of what they’re saying. Guest audio is a problem as well sometimes the quality is just poor, have to strain to make out what they’re saying and then with the unfocused rambling it’s a painful experience.
The questions they ask these people are so bad. I’m 35 mins into the IPFS episode and still don’t know what ipfs is or how it works or how it interoperates with the broader ecosystem. Like how are these questions not asked off the bat.
I find that most of the episodes keep me very engaged. And being newer to the the crypto space, I learn lots about the space as they cover a variety of topics.