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Founders of Web 3 is a podcast hosted by Outlier Ventures Founder and CEO Jamie Burke which features the people that created and built the next phase of the internet.

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Founders of Web 3 is a podcast hosted by Outlier Ventures Founder and CEO Jamie Burke which features the people that created and built the next phase of the internet.

    Beyond Defi: decentralising global credit markets, Rune Christensen of MakerDAO

    Beyond Defi: decentralising global credit markets, Rune Christensen of MakerDAO

    Rune founded ‘the central bank of DeFi’, powering the latest crypto cycle (with over $1 billion of collateral), but he has also created the world's most successful DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation) to coordinate a borderless decentralised credit market that is aggressively adding collateral, beyond crypto, towards real world securitised assets like commodities, central bank digital currencies and real estate. We talk through his unique founder experience of leading MakerDAO from its emergence in chat rooms in early 2014 to becoming a professional organisation engaging with regulators, and now its eventual dissolution into the community.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Engineering token economies for success, Angela Kreitenweis of Token Engineering Community

    Engineering token economies for success, Angela Kreitenweis of Token Engineering Community

    Angela has a rich background in data led digital product design, venture and business model innovation, founding the global Token Engineering Community and Academy which now holds meet-ups in over 50 countries. It brings together a rich and diverse braintrust of; systems, electrical, robotics & controls engineers, as well as Behavioural & Ecological Economists, Researchers and AI experts dedicated to creating a formal ethic and practical methodology for the development of safe and resilient financial public infrastructure to handle trillions of value in economic load.

    • 53 min
    Empires and Politics in blockchain, Sunny Aggarwal of Cosmos Tendermint

    Empires and Politics in blockchain, Sunny Aggarwal of Cosmos Tendermint

    We talk with Sunny, the lead researcher at Tendermint, and core contributor to Cosmos and Cosmos Hub as well as cofounder of Blockchain at Berkeley. We talk about the political theory of blockchain as well as its main narratives: sound money, defi, web 3 and open law. We look at the story of Cosmos and how its ecosystem has evolved and the natural devolution from initial founder to community and how they can been so successful at beginning to onboard the 99% of developers with a ‘build your own blockchain’ model.

    • 45 min
    Building Institutional Grade & Compliant Products on DeFi, Michael Weber of DIA

    Building Institutional Grade & Compliant Products on DeFi, Michael Weber of DIA

    Michael is a serial Web 3 founder, since 2014, and one of the rare DeFi entrepreneurs with a background as an actual financial services professional, investment banker and analyst at places like Bloomberg, Nomura and UBS. We talk about his mission at DIA to crowdsource trusted institutional grade data oracles in DeFi that will allow crypto to mature as an asset class for mainstream adoption with products like indices, derivatives and loans that will attract trillions of dollars of capital. We talk about why Europe, and in particular his home country of Switzerland, are leading the world through standards, taxonomies and regulation to become a global centre for this emerging capital market.

    • 44 min
    Creating ‘the Last Hedge Fund’, via the Hardest Blockchain Powered Data Science Tournament in the World, by Richard Craib Founder of Numerai

    Creating ‘the Last Hedge Fund’, via the Hardest Blockchain Powered Data Science Tournament in the World, by Richard Craib Founder of Numerai

    We talk about building a 150 year startup in Web 3 from first principles with Richard Craib, Founder of Numerai, and why he chose to apply himself to solving what he sees in the ultimate mathematical problem: creating ‘the last hedge fund’, through ‘the hardest data science tournament in the world’. We also discuss his approach of crowdsourcing equities trading models through a network of data scientists, and the power of the convergence of blockchain + AI in open data marketplaces.

    • 36 min
    Crypto innovation within large financial institutions and the global regulatory spectrum, Sandro Ro of The Global Blockchain Council

    Crypto innovation within large financial institutions and the global regulatory spectrum, Sandro Ro of The Global Blockchain Council

    Sandra Ro is a banking OG, serial founder and now CEO of The Global Blockchain Council and leading advocate for, and enablement of, the rapidly maturing crypto industry. We discuss the evolution of attitudes within financial institutions towards crypto as an asset class and the trading life-cycle in places like CME (Chicago Metals Exchange) where she created their Digitization department and pioneered research into cryptocurrencies and innovative products in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts, and Bitcoin Pricing Products as early as 2016.

    • 48 min

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