38 episodes

Making Bank offers an inside look into BanklessDAO and showcases the people, ideas, and projects that keep it at the forefront of web3. Each week, we invite DAO members to join us for conversations about DAO life, the future of work, crypto, web3, and their journeys to becoming more bankless.

Making Bank: A BanklessDAO Podcast BanklessDAO

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Making Bank offers an inside look into BanklessDAO and showcases the people, ideas, and projects that keep it at the forefront of web3. Each week, we invite DAO members to join us for conversations about DAO life, the future of work, crypto, web3, and their journeys to becoming more bankless.

    Making Bank: Samantha Marin and Brandon Nolte of Quorum

    Making Bank: Samantha Marin and Brandon Nolte of Quorum

    Today’s guests are Samantha Marin and Brandon Nolte of Quorum. Sam and Brandon met over a year ago through BanklessDAO, and quickly developed a rapport. They have since joined forces to form Quorum.

    Sam is part of the communications and growth team for Aragon, a framework for on-chain DAOs. She started her DAO journey in BanklessDAO as the talent scout for the Writers Guild. She started the Quorum newsletter in March and recently expanded it into a “metalabel” to include a podcast as well.

    Brandon is a serial entrepreneur and hosts the Quorum podcast, formerly Bounty Hunter. Quorum is a weekly show about what it’s like to work in Web3 and DAOs, interviewing community builders, DAO contributors, and the best innovators in Web3.

    Sam

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/samanthajmarin

    Discord: Samantha Marin #8487

    BrandonTwitter: https://twitter.com/brandoncnolte

    Discord: Brandon Nolte #6238

    Quorum links

    Quorum twitter: https://twitter.com/quorummedia_xyz

    Quorum website: https://www.quorummedia.xyz/

    Aragon project https://twitter.com/AragonProject

    Timestamps

    06:15 Founding of Quorum

    16:45 bDAO Writer Guild field trip to PlanetMoney

    24:00 On Sam’s intention to drive deeper DAO conversations

    32:00 Discussing creator communities and metalabels

    40:00 Home life and working in the crypto space

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    Today's Host - Droste

    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost

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    Making Bank is a production of the Podcast Hatchery project at BanklessDAO. The content presented is strictly for information and entertainment purposes. Not financial, legal, or tax advice. Do your own research.

    We greatly appreciate your feedback. How are we doing? What can we do better? 30 second survey, two questions, anonymous via Tally form. Thank you!

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    Making Bank

    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod

    BanklessDAO

    https://www.bankless.community/

    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

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    • 49 min
    Making Bank: Portable Benefits and Wiping away Medical Debt with Opolis and Rainbow Rolls | KittySlasher

    Making Bank: Portable Benefits and Wiping away Medical Debt with Opolis and Rainbow Rolls | KittySlasher

    Today’s guest goes by KittySlasher online. He’s a member of Bankless DAO, and a core contributor at Opolis. Kitty has spent the past 15 years climbing the corporate ladder in telecommunications, and this led him to see the flaws in the current work model and on to a search for something different.

    That’s when he found web3 and Opolis where he now spends his days trying to help others escape the monetarily extractive corporate business model we know today.

    Discord: Kittyslasher.eth🌈🧻#4392

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kittyslasherETH

    Opolis

    https://opolis.co/

    https://twitter.com/opolis

    Rainbow Rolls NFT

    https://nftp.fun/

    https://twitter.com/rainbow_rolls

    RIP Medical Debt

    https://ripmedicaldebt.org/

    Timestamps

    02:30 Kitty’s background

    04:30 The catalysts driving Kitty’s shift to Web3 employment

    06:30 Rainbow Rolls and meeting 0xJoshua

    10:40 Opolis and the EthDenver connection

    11:20 Opolis overview

    18:00 Opolis availability in the US and expansion into Canada

    19:00 Compliance requirements and considerations

    25:00 Member vs non-member contributor participation

    31:15 Health benefits and international travel

    35:00 On launching in new jurisdictions

    37:00 No kittens were harmed.

    39:00 How Rainbow Rolls and RIP Medical Debt wipe away medical debt

    45:00 Just chatting about Rainbow Roll traits

    47:00 Good Morning News, the Rug, and Under the Rug

    https://www.goodmorningnews.club/

    https://mirror.xyz/therug.eth

    49:30 Closing thoughts

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    Today's Host - Droste

    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost

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    Making Bank is a production of the Podcast Hatchery project at BanklessDAO. The content presented is strictly for information and entertainment purposes. Not financial, legal, or tax advice. Do your own research.

    We greatly appreciate your feedback. How are we doing? What can we do better? 30 second survey, two questions, anonymous via Tally form. Thank you!

    https://tally.so/r/melaen

    Making Bank

    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod

    BanklessDAO

    https://www.bankless.community/

    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

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    • 52 min
    Making Bank: iSpeakNerd member interview

    Making Bank: iSpeakNerd member interview

    Today’s guest goes by iSpeakNerd pretty much everywhere. He joined Bankless DAO at the end of November 2021, where he immediately jumped into the Writers and Education Guilds, and soon found himself developing content with the Bankless Academy team.

    ispeaknerd’s background is in physical science and education. Today he helps with the operations and tooling for multiple DAOs(including Bankless DAO), and is the content director for Bankless Academy, as well as the creator of the Fight Club onboarding process.

    Discord: iSpeakNerd.eth#6969

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/iSpeak_Nerd

    Other socials: https://linktr.ee/ispeaknerd

    Blog: https://mirror.xyz/ispeaknerd.eth

    Links to items discussed

    Bankless Academy:

    https://app.banklessacademy.com/

    https://gm.xyz/c/BanklessAcademy

    Fight Club:

    https://fightclub.vc/

    https://mirror.xyz/fightclubvc.eth


    8 Forms of Capital article:

    http://www.appleseedpermaculture.com/8-forms-of-capital/

    Timestamps

    01:30 Guest background

    08:45 Discussing Bankless Academy

    12:30 On introducing his father to blockchain and crypto

    16:40 Writers’ Cohort experience

    20:45 On the power of incentives

    23:00 Discussing Dunbar

    30:00 Gilded Age

    38:00 On the newcomer experience

    45:00 Bankless Academy’s use of reputation tokens for course completion

    48:30 Fight Club’s contributor reputation model

    55:00 Closing thoughts

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    Today's Host - Droste

    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost

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    Making Bank is a production of the Podcast Hatchery project at BanklessDAO. The content presented is strictly for information and entertainment purposes. Not financial, legal, or tax advice. Do your own research.

    We greatly appreciate your feedback. How are we doing? What can we do better? 30 second survey, two questions, anonymous via Tally form. Thank you!

    https://tally.so/r/melaen

    Making Bank

    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod

    BanklessDAO

    https://www.bankless.community/

    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

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    • 1 hr
    Making Bank: JengaJojo on DAO Stewards, SAFE delegated governance, project funding framework

    Making Bank: JengaJojo on DAO Stewards, SAFE delegated governance, project funding framework

    Today’s guest is JengaJoJo. Jenga joined BanklessDAO in July of 2021, initially becoming active in the translators guild. Among other things, he’s involved with the bDAO Global Events team, where we partnered with 8 events in Season 5 alone. He’s also involved with the newly-formed DAOStewards initiative inside bDAO, which seeks to govern public goods such as the $SAFE governance tokens recently dropped to the BanklessDAO treasury, guilds, and projects.

    Discord: jengajojo.eth#5896

    Twitter:https://twitter.com/Jengajojo

    Global Events S6 proposal:https://forum.bankless.community/t/bdao-global-crypto-events-s6-proposal/4526

    DAO Stewards:

    https://bankless.notion.site/DAOstewards-24f0aba00eb743459f554fca9a8c9847

    SAFE DAO metagovernance participation proposal:

    https://forum.bankless.community/t/safedao-meta-governance-participation/4382

    Project Funding Framework proposal:

    https://forum.bankless.community/t/project-funding-framework-upgrade-vibe-check/4428

    Timestamps

    02:15 bDAO IMN update, bDAO Global Events update

    08:10 What is DAO Stewards?

    10:50 Discussing delegated governance and the expression of values

    14:35 SafeDAO and the SAFE token drop

    16:15 Challenges introduced with multi-signer governance voting

    18:20 Project Funding Proposal and its relationship the governance  model

    24:15 Discussing questions posed during community call roundtable (Oct21) 

    27:00 Closing Thoughts

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    Today's Host - Droste

    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost

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    Making Bank is a production of the Podcast Hatchery project at BanklessDAO. The content presented is strictly for information and entertainment purposes. Not financial, legal, or tax advice. Do your own research.

    We greatly appreciate your feedback. How are we doing? What can we do better? 30 second survey, two questions, anonymous via Tally form. Thank you!

    https://tally.so/r/melaen

    Making Bank

    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod

    BanklessDAO

    https://www.bankless.community/

    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

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    • 32 min
    Making Bank: Siddhearta of Writers Guild on DAOs as playgrounds for personal growth

    Making Bank: Siddhearta of Writers Guild on DAOs as playgrounds for personal growth

    Today’s guest goes by Siddhearta on Twitter and in Discord. He’s been with BanklessDAO since its inception and quickly found a home in the Writers Guild. Siddhearta is currently the Writers Guild coordinator and the BanklessDAO newsletter team project coordinator.

    Discord: siddhearta#9802

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xSiddhearta

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/siddhearta

    Essays discussed:

    https://banklessdao.substack.com/p/daos-as-playgrounds-for-growth-and

    https://banklessdao.substack.com/p/finding-freedom-and-agency-in-daos

    Timestamps

    01:12 Background into crypto

    03:35 His journey in the space

    06:55 The difference with DAOs

    10:00 Imposter syndrome

    12:25 Having the right mindset

    25:15 Growing governance and participation

    30:00 Social good and impact DAOs

    35:30 Closing thoughts

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    Today's Host - Droste

    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost

    ---

    Making Bank is a production of the Podcast Hatchery project at BanklessDAO. The content presented is strictly for information and entertainment purposes. Not financial, legal, or tax advice. Do your own research.

    We greatly appreciate your feedback. How are we doing? What can we do better? 30 second survey, two questions, anonymous via Tally form. Thank you!

    https://tally.so/r/melaen

    Making Bank

    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod

    BanklessDAO

    https://www.bankless.community/

    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

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    • 37 min
    Making Bank: DoinGud, ThriveCoin, List of DAOs, and Chippi

    Making Bank: DoinGud, ThriveCoin, List of DAOs, and Chippi

    A conversation about successful DAOlationships – Web3 and DAO relationships. DoinGud, ThriveCoin, List of DAOs, and Chippi are all discussed in the context of community and building (buidl-ing) together with a purpose.

    Senad

    Discord: Senad.eth#8782

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xSenad

    NFThinker

    Discord: NF Thinker#2814

    https://twitter.com/theNFThinker

    Timestamps

    00:00 - 2:00 Intros

    Senad is a “DAOplomat” at BanklessDAO and guild coordinator for DAOlationships, executive director of Bankless Research, and a member of the GSE team.

    NF Thinker is a partnership lead for BanklessDAO and Bankless Card, AMA host for Fight Club, and part of the onsite global events team.

    02:00 DoinGud

    DoinGud is a community-owned NFT ecosystem focused on inspiring creativity and positive social impact.

    https://doingud.com/

    08:30 ThriveCoin

    ThriveCoin makes it easy for crypto communities to auto-validate, auto-reward, and auto-record contributions across digital platforms

    https://www.thrivecoin.com/

    14:00 List of DAOs

    A simple website to search for decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)

    https://www.decentra-list.com/list-of-daos

    https://forum.bankless.community/t/bankless-dao-list-of-daos-collab-simple-dao-directory/4194)

    16::15 Chippi !! (and chatting about our profile pics)

    chippi are inhabitants of the bankless locations. created by cartoonist, Perchy

    https://linktr.ee/chippinft

    22:00 It’s all about community

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    Today's Host - Droste

    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost

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    Making Bank is a production of the Podcast Hatchery project at BanklessDAO. The content presented is strictly for information and entertainment purposes. Not financial, legal, or tax advice. Do your own research.

    We greatly appreciate your feedback. How are we doing? What can we do better? 30 second survey, two questions, anonymous via Tally form. Thank you!

    https://tally.so/r/melaen

    Making Bank

    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod

    BanklessDAO

    https://www.bankless.community/

    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

McDermittMarvel ,

Old guy scores

So very early. At age 76 was discovered by Ryan Shawn Adams as a life long learner teaching himself DeFi. He remarked that is was just one more sign in 2020 that adoption was coming if guys like Bill Ford were out there listening to the BanklessHQ podcast. Then came the BanklessDAO and an airdrop of the bank tokens. Been building during the bear and this podcast and podcast hatchery was created to support our global education and media DAO with a mission of assisting the 1st billion to go bankless. Making pod rocks. Gap week between Season 5 and 6 allows me more time to listen. Droste,”the Voice” is so enjoyable and pleasing to my 78 year old ears and I continue my quest of life long learning. Great interview and pod. Good job family. I have found my tribe.

Popsiclestande ,

Peek inside one of the most innovative DAOs...

Making bank is an excellent podcast to see behind the scenes of one of the most innovative DAOs in Web3. Droste (and other interviewers) do a great job of teasing out interesting aspects of the contributors that they interview. I highly recommend the episodes with 0xJustice (Eps. 17), and JENetics (Eps. 9). Keep up the great work!

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