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defire is deciphering crypto, one story at a time. Come along on a journey into the crazy world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. In each episode, we get to know the people behind the hype and listen to their stories. Subscribe today!

    Free money - How a basic income in crypto can boost the local economy with Alain Brenzikofer

    Free money - How a basic income in crypto can boost the local economy with Alain Brenzikofer

    Alain Brenzikofer (@brenzi5) and his Encointer association have launched a new digital currency in Zürich, Switzerland. The digital currency, Leu (meaning Lion in Swiss German), wants to become an equal-opportunity money system that supports the local economy and fights inequality worldwide. The trick is that you can only use it locally. Oh, and did I mention that you can get it for free?

    • 58 min
    Get Stable or DAI Tryin' with Corina from MakerDAO

    Get Stable or DAI Tryin' with Corina from MakerDAO

    GM. This is Defire (@defiremoney), the podcast that feels like relaxing in a hammock in the shades of palm trees, sipping delicious coconut water while magically getting smarter about crypto.

    Today on the show, we hear the story of Corina (@0xCorina). Corina is working in the growth core unit at MakerDAO, the OG DeFi lending protocol and issuer of the stablecoin DAI.

    After the spectacular collapse of UST and Luna, many people, myself included, have rediscovered the tried and tested DeFi OGs. MakerDAO is not the shiny new thing in the DeFi tool shed, and they also don't have the loudest voices and promoters on social media. But it has something that most other protocols don't: MakerDAO did withstand the test of times and has solidified its place as this solid building block in the DeFi world.

    In this conversation with Corina, we talk about MakerDAO and how it works. We talk about the newfound popularity of the stablecoin DAI and how the governance process works. I also asked Corina more mundane questions: How it is to work for a DAO? Wow do you get hired? and how do you get paid?

    Ultimately, we also talk about why women are still underrepresented in crypto, and Corina highlights some fantastic initiatives that successfully bring more diversity to crypto.

    • 43 min
    Snowballing your Crypto to Financial Freedom with Jason Hitchcock

    Snowballing your Crypto to Financial Freedom with Jason Hitchcock

    In this episode of defire (@defiremoney): The story of Jason Hitchcock (@jasonhitchcock).

    Jason is the founder and General Partner of Four Moons, a hedge fund actively investing in DeFi. Before moving to crypto, Jason spent over a decade at early-stage startups, helping companies get the first 1000 users. One startup, Bebo, a live streaming app, got acquired by Twitch.

    Even though Jason is managing a sizeable Defi fund, he remains incredibly relatable. He is a gifted storyteller. In this episode, he takes from his startup days to being acquired by Twitch. He decided to go all-in on crypto during the pandemic and made it big, but he also lost half a million to hackers.

    This is a fast-paced and exciting conversation. Jason doesn’t hold back on details and specifics. He reveals the astonishing amount of money he made just by farming airdrops and shares his thoughts and tips on what he thinks is most important for people trying to make it in DeFi. For instance, launching a chat group with your friends who have the same financial goals.

    We recorded our conversation before the Terra Luna debacle. For updates on Jason and Four Moon Capital follow his Twitter account (@jasonhitchcock)

    • 54 min
    More Money More Problems with Ryan Zurrer

    More Money More Problems with Ryan Zurrer

    Today on the show, I (@defiremoney) am going to visit a VC with a pleasing baritone voice. Ryan Zurrer (@kukulabanze) is the founder of Dialectic (@Dialectic_CH). Ryan somehow managed to reliably be early to almost everything. From crypto, renewables, NFTs and now even psychedelics.

    In this conversation, we talk about his journey from trading dot com stocks as a teenager to how he became CEO of a big energy company in Brazil when he was only 25 years old.

    Ryan also shares the stories of the early days of Polychain Capital (@polychaincap) and how two guys with a laptop started one of the most successful VC funds out of an apartment in San Francisco.

    But that's not all; we also talk about NFTs and Art. Ryan recently gained notoriety in the art world when he bought Human One, a digital artwork slash sculpture by the artist Beeple for 29 million dollars. Ryan relives the moment of the auction, explains his strategy and tells us what makes this sculpture of an astronaut strolling through a dystopian landscape so unique.

    • 57 min
    Unfucking the planet with Rez

    Unfucking the planet with Rez

    This episode, REZ (@0xRez) takes us into the world of carbon credits on the blockchain. He explains how the carbon credit market functions and how buying such credits funds climate projects in real life. This episode is an excellent introduction to Regenerative Finance (ReFi) - a new crypto movement that uses the powerful market mechanics of DeFi to combat climate change.

    About Defire
    defire is a podcast making crypto more fun, engaging and accessible for everyone. Jonas (@defiremoney) is interviewing the most exciting minds in the crypto-sphere and brings their stories to life.

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    How to hack your way into Y Combinator, building Orange DAO and starting a web3 company with Matt Voska

    How to hack your way into Y Combinator, building Orange DAO and starting a web3 company with Matt Voska

    In this episode I talked with Orange DAO and Origami founder Matt Voska.
    we talked about: How Matt hacked his way into Y Combinator. Why regulations crushed his startup dream of flight-sharing. How he and his friends built Orange DAO. Why he believes 2022 to be the year of the DAOs. Why Rio de Janeiro is an ideal city for digital nomads.. Why Matt is not a tech-bro. Which gadget help for a good night's sleep.

    • 59 min

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Really interesting stories about crypto. Personally I’m not very bullish on crypto but this is a pleasant listen and has helped me learn more about it. The editing is great and I definitely will be checking out future episodes