479 episodes

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.

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    • 4.7 • 181 Ratings

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.

    Josh Lehman: Urbit – The Peer-to-Peer Network Re-Decentralizing the Internet

    Josh Lehman: Urbit – The Peer-to-Peer Network Re-Decentralizing the Internet

    We were joined by the Executive Director of the Urbit Foundation, Josh Lehman, who explained in depth how the Urbit ecosystem was built and now runs, the advantages of the network from user and developer perspectives, the bridge with crypto, and how the roadmap for the kernel is looking going forward.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Jamal Raees & Yanni Giannaros: Wyre – Using Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

    Jamal Raees & Yanni Giannaros: Wyre – Using Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

    We were joined by Co-founder and CEO Yanni Giannaros, and Director of Crypto Strategy Jamal Raees, to chat about payments applications in general and in web3, how Wyre works on a technical and business level including regulatory constraints, their recent acquisition by Bolt, and the roadmap for the platform.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ed Felten: Arbitrum – The Layer 2 Scaling Solution Increasing Speed and Reducing Fees

    Ed Felten: Arbitrum – The Layer 2 Scaling Solution Increasing Speed and Reducing Fees

    OG cypherpunk and ex deputy CTO of the USA, Ed Felten, is one of the creators of Arbitrum. He joined us for an in depth chat about how transactions are processed on the protocol, who validates them, what the security guarantees are, and how the economics will work in the longer term.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Arjun Bhuptani: Connext – Speeding Up Secure Bridges Between Chains

    Arjun Bhuptani: Connext – Speeding Up Secure Bridges Between Chains

    We were joined by Connext founder Arjun Bhuptani to chat about bridge technology in general, Connext's pivot from state channels to bridges, their recent partnership with Nomad, and what is coming next.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dan Finlay: MetaMask – The ETH Based Wallet for Swaps and dApps

    Dan Finlay: MetaMask – The ETH Based Wallet for Swaps and dApps

    We were joined by the Dan Finlay, Founder & Group Manager at MetaMask, to chat about the motivation building MetaMask, the security of the platform, decentralization, the future of seed phrases and much more!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Nick Johnson: ENS – An Update on the Global Naming System for Ethereum

    Nick Johnson: ENS – An Update on the Global Naming System for Ethereum

    Nick Johnson is back on to give us an update on how the project had evolved and to chat about the kinds of content ENS domains point to, the ENS token airdrop, the governance of the platform, and the road ahead, particularly with respect to scaling solutions and spiralling Ethereum gas costs.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

chadoh ,

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.

Mariann!! ,

Awesome!

Highly recommend the listen! This program is great!
Thanks you!

ZilloRare21 ,

Excellent Show

Very insightful and informative show that goes into the technical aspects of crypto which is nice.

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