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.
Rand Hindi: Zama - Fully Homomorphic Encryption in Blockchain Applications & Privacy
We were joined by Rand Hindi, CEO of Zama, to discuss fully homomorphic encryption solutions, how they differ from ZKPs & MPC, and how they can be leveraged to ensure compliant programmable privacy.
Ye Zhang: Scroll - EVM-compatible ZK rollup
We were joined by Ye Zhang, co-founder of Scroll, to discuss the EVM-compatible zero knowledge landscape and how Scroll aims to stay true to Ethereum’s values and community.
Charles d'Haussy: dYdX V4 - Decentralised Perpetual Exchange on a Cosmos Appchain
We were joined by Charles d’Haussy, CEO of dYdX Foundation, to discuss dYdX V4 migration to a Cosmos appchain and what challenges it solves: order book decentralisation, validator distribution and UX.
Nick Johnson: ENS - Multichain ENS Domains and Decentralised Identities
We were joined by Nick Johnson, founder of ENS, to discuss the state of decentralised naming services from a multichain & L2 perspective, and how these ultimately tie into decentralised identities.
Simon Harman: Chainflip - Native cross-chain AMM
We were joined by Simon Harman, founder of Chainflip, to discuss multi-chain liquidity fragmentation and how Chainflip’s JIT AMM (Just in Time) aims to solve it, by providing cross-chain native swaps.
Guy Young: Ethena - USDe Synthetic Dollar via Delta-Neutral Staked Ethereum Hedging
We were joined by Guy Young, co-founder of Ethena, to discuss the stablecoin landscape and their synthetic eUSD, backed by staked ETH and its inverse perpetual swap.
Epicenter is a podcast to listen to every week
I love Ben and Harry's take on deep learning. Specfically, the difference between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI. Interesting how they are all different but they all kind of work together.
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?? 🤦♂️