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We take listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph community and ecosystem. The Graph, known as the Google of blockchain, is a decentralized indexing protocol for organizing blockchain data.

GRTiQ Podcast GRTiQ

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

We take listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph community and ecosystem. The Graph, known as the Google of blockchain, is a decentralized indexing protocol for organizing blockchain data.

    Alejandro Machado - Product Strategist at Bitrefill

    Alejandro Machado - Product Strategist at Bitrefill

    Today I am speaking with Alejandro Machado, Product Strategist at Bitrefill. When I was introduced to Alejandro, I was told that he is someone who not only has a unique perspective on crypto and its potential impact on the world, but he's working on solutions to make it happen. Alejandro is Co-founder at the Open Money Initiative, an organization dedicated to researching perception, product, and policy related to digital money. And he recently joined the team at Bitrefill, the world’s largest crypto-only e-commerce site. 
    During our discussion, you will hear how Alejandro left career opportunities in Web2 to pursue his passions in Web3. We also discuss his passion for making a difference in his home country of Venezuela, his vision for how digital currency can impact the world, and how Bitrefill is making it possible to use crypto for everyday living – from making purchases at Amazon or paying your credit card. 
    Show Notes

    The GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.

    Twitter: GRT_iQ
    www.GRTiQ.com

    • 59 min
    Derek Meyer (Data Nexus) - Indexer, Subgraph Developer, Curator, and Delegator

    Derek Meyer (Data Nexus) - Indexer, Subgraph Developer, Curator, and Delegator

    Today I’m speaking with Derek Meyer (Data Nexus). Ever since joining The Graph community, Derek has become a highly engaged and thoughtful contributor. Derek is one of the unique participants within The Graph whose been able to participate in various stakeholder roles effectively – Delegator, Curator, Subgraph Developer, and now with an Indexer, with the recent launch Data Nexus. He also helped launch Curation Station, a highly active Telegram group dedicated to Curation, for which he was previously featured on this podcast (Episode 29). 
    A lot Derek’s background was covered during our prior interview (Ep. 29), so today we spend most of our time talking about Derek’s journey from an entrepreneurial subgraph developer to Indexer. We explored a lot of interesting themes during the interview, including how Derek approached the decision to become an Indexer, his advice to those who want to do the same thing, his experience at Graph Day, and his participation in Graph Advocates and Graph AdvocatesDAO. 
    Show Notes

    The GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.

    Twitter: GRT_iQ
    www.GRTiQ.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Joel Chan and Rob Haisfield

    Joel Chan and Rob Haisfield

    Today I’m speaking with Rod Haisfield and Joel Chen. I recorded this interview with Rob and Joel to shine a light on their research, which was funded by a grant from The Graph Foundation, and to show, once again, how The Graph ecosystem is exploring the edge of technology. As you will hear, in this particular case the edge being explored is at the intersection where technology, user experience, and knowledge converge.

    Much of what we discuss during this interview revolves around what’s known as tools for thought. Although this topic is fairly academic, the essence of the concept is the study of how humans learn and synthesize knowledge through the tools they use (for example, note taking). And the discipline also goes one step further to analyze the ways in which the tools we use actually shape our ability to think and synthesize – almost to say that our capacity for thinking and knowledge is bound, in many ways, by the tools we use during the process.

    Using the paradigms associated with tools for thought enables technologists creating products with the intent of increasing knowledge and produce synthesis, to ensure the design and features of the product facilitates such an outcome.

    Show Notes

    The GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.

    Twitter: GRT_iQ
    www.GRTiQ.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ahmet Ozcan - Co-Founder and CEO at Semiotic Labs

    Ahmet Ozcan - Co-Founder and CEO at Semiotic Labs

    Today I’m speaking with Ahmet Ozcan, Co-founder and CEO at Semiotic Labs, one of the six Core Dev teams currently working on The Graph. In addition to their work as a Core Dev, the team behind Semiotic Labs recently launched Odos, an automated market maker path-finding algorithm that enables retail and institutional traders working in crypto to optimize order routing.
     
    During our discussion, Ahmet explains, in simple terms, what Odos is and how it works, along with providing some incredible insight into what Semiotics is working on at The Graph, why he left an impressive career at IBM to pursue entrepreneurship and Web3. and his exciting long-term vision for The Graph.

    Show Notes

    The GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.

    Twitter: GRT_iQ
    www.GRTiQ.com

    • 1 hr
    Ahmad Mardeni - Delegator, Curator, Subgraph Developer, and Technical Writer

    Ahmad Mardeni - Delegator, Curator, Subgraph Developer, and Technical Writer

    Today I’m speaking with Ahmad Mardeni – a highly active and well-known contributor within The Graph ecosystem. Many of you will already recognize Ahmad due to his consistent activity in Discord, Telegram, and Twitter.

    As you will hear during this interview, Ahmad has many roles in The Graph, including Delegator, Curator, subgraph developer, technical writer, and soon-to-be Indexer. Ahmad’s presence within the ecosystem is vast as he’s been a consistent contributing member of The Graphtronauts, Curation Station, DeveloperDAO, and has even consulted with or helped support dApps and developers using The Graph.

    In addition to all his great community contributions, you are also going to hear how Ahmad accomplished all this in the face of many obstacles and difficulties. You will be inspired by his relentless quest for self-empowerment through education and personal development.

    The audio recording for this episode is not great. Apologies!

    Show Notes

    The GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.

    Twitter: GRT_iQ
    www.GRTiQ.co

    • 43 min
    Graph Hack Panel with Yondon Fu (Livepeer) and Sebastian Siemssen (Enzyme)

    Graph Hack Panel with Yondon Fu (Livepeer) and Sebastian Siemssen (Enzyme)

    Today’s episode is a special edition of the GRTiQ Podcast, split into 2 parts. 

    The first part of the episode is a full-length interview recorded live on the main stage during Graph Hack on June 3, 2022. The two guests of the podcast are Yondon Fu, Co-Founder and Director of Engineering at Livepeer, and Sebastian Siemssen, Co-Founder and CTO at Enzyme Finance. Both Yondon and Sebastian are also members of The Graph Council. During our discussion, we explore a lot of interesting topics, including the state of dApp development, the Web3 stack, unexplored opportunities for dApp developers, and so much more!

    The second part of the episode consists of a handful of short interviews recorded backstage during Graph Day on June 2, 2022. During this part of the episode, you will hear from several former guests of the podcast, including Tegan Kline, Kyle Rojas, Cami Ramos Garzon, Chris Ewing, Eva Beylin, Derek Meyer (DataNexus), and Zac Burns. And I’m also pleased to include a brief interview backstage with the Founder and CEO of Messari, Ryan Selkis, where we talk about the exciting news announced during Graph Day that Messari will be joining the ecosystem as a Core Subgraph Developer.
     
    As you will hear during the live interview with Yondon and Sebastian, the sound crew had a few issues getting the recording started, but it’s a temporary issue and only lasts during the first 4 minutes of the interview.

    Show Notes

    The GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.

    Twitter: GRT_iQ
    www.GRTiQ.com

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

Jamez from DapLabs ,

Essential to the Graph Ecoststem

Listen almost every week. Podcast has been fantastic from the start & continues to evolve.

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Great podcast with real life experiences and awesome information. Thank!

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Great interviews from members of the graph community

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