58 min

Fastest blockchain payments on Solana with Sphere Pay (feat. Arnold, co-founder of Sphere‪)‬ Solfate Podcast - Interviews with blockchain founders/builders on Solana

    • Technology

A conversation with Arnold, the co-founder of Sphere (a payments and banking platform on Solana).
PS: We are happy to announce the launch of our Solfate Drip channel where you can collect Solfate Podcast episodes as digital collectibles! Subscribe to our Drip channel today: drip.haus/solfate (we have some fun experiments planned)
Summary
Arnold shares his background and early experiences with crypto, including his journey to building Sphere on the Solana blockchain. He discusses the benefits of blockchain and the pragmatic approach to decentralization. Arnold also emphasizes the importance of understanding history in the context of blockchain. Finally, he explains the pain points that Sphere Payments aims to address.
In this conversation, Arnold discusses the benefits of using Sphere to simplify crypto payments and integrations. He highlights the challenges of creating an SPL transfer wrapper contract and emphasizes the ease of using Sphere for accepting crypto payments, especially from international customers. Arnold also explains that Sphere is a suitable solution for businesses that want to handle their finances in a crypto-based world. He mentions the ability to accept payments in fiat and have them land in USDC, as well as the future goal of automating payout processes. Arnold advises listeners to learn from history and consider unconventional approaches to problem-solving. The conversation concludes with plans for future discussions and appreciation for the insights shared.
Takeaways
Blockchain offers the potential for decentralized solutions, but it is important to take a pragmatic approach and consider the existing systems and their benefits.Understanding history is crucial in the context of blockchain, as it helps us recognize the challenges and opportunities that arise from the current financial and regulatory systems.Sphere Payments aims to address pain points in the correspondent banking system, such as high fees, slow transactions, and lack of transparency.By leveraging blockchain technology, Sphere Payments provides a more accessible and efficient way to transfer value, particularly for remittances and cross-border transactions. Sphere provides an easy and efficient solution for accepting crypto payments and simplifying integrations.The target customers for Sphere are businesses that want to handle their finances in a crypto-based world.Sphere allows for accepting payments in fiat and converting them to USDC.Automating financial processes and exploring unconventional approaches can lead to more efficient solutions.Future conversations with Arnold are anticipated to delve deeper into historical and philosophical aspects of crypto.Find Arnold and Sphere online
Follow Arnold on twitter - @0xdirichletFollow Sphere on twitter - @sphere_labsCheckout the Sphere website - spherepay.coFollow us around

Nick
twitter: @nickfrostygithub: github.com/nickfrostywebsite: https://nick.afJames
twitter: @jamesrp13github: github.com/jamesrp13Solfate Podcast
twitter: @SolfatePodmore podcast episodes: solfate.com/podcastcollect episodes on Drip: drip.haus/solfate

A conversation with Arnold, the co-founder of Sphere (a payments and banking platform on Solana).
PS: We are happy to announce the launch of our Solfate Drip channel where you can collect Solfate Podcast episodes as digital collectibles! Subscribe to our Drip channel today: drip.haus/solfate (we have some fun experiments planned)
Summary
Arnold shares his background and early experiences with crypto, including his journey to building Sphere on the Solana blockchain. He discusses the benefits of blockchain and the pragmatic approach to decentralization. Arnold also emphasizes the importance of understanding history in the context of blockchain. Finally, he explains the pain points that Sphere Payments aims to address.
In this conversation, Arnold discusses the benefits of using Sphere to simplify crypto payments and integrations. He highlights the challenges of creating an SPL transfer wrapper contract and emphasizes the ease of using Sphere for accepting crypto payments, especially from international customers. Arnold also explains that Sphere is a suitable solution for businesses that want to handle their finances in a crypto-based world. He mentions the ability to accept payments in fiat and have them land in USDC, as well as the future goal of automating payout processes. Arnold advises listeners to learn from history and consider unconventional approaches to problem-solving. The conversation concludes with plans for future discussions and appreciation for the insights shared.
Takeaways
Blockchain offers the potential for decentralized solutions, but it is important to take a pragmatic approach and consider the existing systems and their benefits.Understanding history is crucial in the context of blockchain, as it helps us recognize the challenges and opportunities that arise from the current financial and regulatory systems.Sphere Payments aims to address pain points in the correspondent banking system, such as high fees, slow transactions, and lack of transparency.By leveraging blockchain technology, Sphere Payments provides a more accessible and efficient way to transfer value, particularly for remittances and cross-border transactions. Sphere provides an easy and efficient solution for accepting crypto payments and simplifying integrations.The target customers for Sphere are businesses that want to handle their finances in a crypto-based world.Sphere allows for accepting payments in fiat and converting them to USDC.Automating financial processes and exploring unconventional approaches can lead to more efficient solutions.Future conversations with Arnold are anticipated to delve deeper into historical and philosophical aspects of crypto.Find Arnold and Sphere online
Follow Arnold on twitter - @0xdirichletFollow Sphere on twitter - @sphere_labsCheckout the Sphere website - spherepay.coFollow us around

Nick
twitter: @nickfrostygithub: github.com/nickfrostywebsite: https://nick.afJames
twitter: @jamesrp13github: github.com/jamesrp13Solfate Podcast
twitter: @SolfatePodmore podcast episodes: solfate.com/podcastcollect episodes on Drip: drip.haus/solfate

58 min

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