51 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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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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.

    BanklessCard is Shipping! | DAO launch partners and more with Links (Al Mithani) and NFThinker (Chris Biele)

    BanklessCard is Shipping! | DAO launch partners and more with Links (Al Mithani) and NFThinker (Chris Biele)

    Today's guests are Al Mithani and Chris Biele, aka Links and NFThinker. They're here to share some exciting news about Bankless Card, a core project at BanklessDAO.
    BanklessCard https://banklesscard.xyz/
    NounsDAO https://nns.xyz/
    Timestamps
    02:20 Ship status and initial feature set
    05:40 So you’re partnering with a… bank?
    08:50 Rewards and opportunities - what to expect
    13:40 A core difference - you are a stakeholder
    16:35 Launch partners and availability
    17:50 Nouns DAO - the what and why
    25:20 Marketing campaigns coinciding with card launch
    30:50 Summary and closing
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    Today's Host - Droste
    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost
    Droste is both a beta tester for BanklessCard and has donated to the project.
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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?
    Making Bank
    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod
    BanklessDAO
    https://www.bankless.community/
    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

    • 32 min
    Reflecting on BanklessDAO and Life | Bill Ford aka The Marvel

    Reflecting on BanklessDAO and Life | Bill Ford aka The Marvel

    Today’s episode marks our 50th show since we relaunched it in February of 2022. Over these nearly two years, we’ve stayed true to our mission: offering a window into the people of BanklessDAO and the projects they are working on that drive their passion in exploring web3 technology and culture.
    Though a large percentage of our contributors are U.S.-based, we are a global organization working toward decentralization and exploring the potential of these tools.
    Today you’ll hear a bit of reflection on how BanklessDAO came to be, and the personal story of one of it’s earliest members.
    Guest Socials
    X: https://twitter.com/McDermittMarvel
    Timestamps
    00:01:30 Welcome Bill Ford
    00:05:00 BanklessDAO vs BanklessHQ/LLC confusion on X
    00:09:00 Gratitude and the concept of "Itadakimasu" (いただきます)
    00:12:30 Two lost years
    00:15:00 How Bill got his moniker, and a lake in Idaho
    00:18:00 Formative years
    00:24:00 A life-defining moment
    00:26:00 Being a Marine in the 1960s
    00:30:00 On complex problems
    00:34:30 On kindness
    00:36:00 segue to bDAO contributors - Ornella, Above Average Joe
    00:39:30 Reflecting on the road traveled vs the road ahead
    00:42:00 I've got a song trapped in my head
    00:46:00 How Bill fell down the crypto rabbit hole
    00:53:30 Back to bDAO contributor discussion
    00:54:00 Women in the DAO - RedCrystalDragon, Steff, Trewkat
    00:58:00 Nonsense Twice
    00:59:27 Frogmonkee
    01:00:00 Pope vs POAP
    01:02:00 Ms. Purrple, Samantha, Jenetics
    01:03:00 Perchy and the Chippi project
    01:05:00 The Rug, Allyn Bryce
    01:07:00 Ed On, d0wnlore
    01:09:00 Eagle, Rotorless, Katriana
    01:10:00 John & Erin – List of DAOs and ELI5
    01:11:00 iSpeaknerd, NFThinker, Links, Senad
    01:16:00 experience on Ombuds. Rotorless, Katriana
    01:17:00 Fin4DAO, Grendel, BrianL
    01:22:00 BogDraganov, bPetes
    01:23:00 Closing Thoughts
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    Twitter/X handles of every bDAO contributor mentioned in this episode!
    @thedatadood, @icedcool_eth,@OrnellaWeb3,@Abv_Avg_Joe, @ValeneHeinema14 / banklesschick.eth, @agenthomie, @RedCrstlDragon,[Steff], @thinkDecade, [tesa], @trewkat, @nonesensecodes,@frogmonkee, @MissPurrple_, @samanthajmarin, @JENeticsDesign, @TheFutureisDAO1, @Liquidiot, @thefrankamerica, @jackalpha_xyz, @d0wnlore, @eaglelex_eth, @Rotorless, [katriana], @johne____ (that’s johne with 4 underscores), @decentradiary, @0xZFi, @ZombieShepherd, @iSpeak_Nerd, @theNFThinker, @alMithani, @0xSenad, @LiviuC_8, @angyts2, [quietfox], @Fin4Dao, @GrendelMarco, @feemschats, @brianlinzy, @BogDrakonov, @BryanPetes, @crypto_soundman, @TagboWinner, @Tundeeey_, @BrianKnier, @salmanneedsajob, @EurekaJohn1
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    Today's Host - Droste
    https://twitter.com/EffectDrost
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    Making Bank is a production of 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?
    Making Bank
    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod
    BanklessDAO
    https://www.bankless.community/
    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

    • 1 hr 28 min
    All About TLBANK with IcedCool

    All About TLBANK with IcedCool

    IcedCool is a longtime core contributor at BanklessDAO and has been with BanklessDAO since its inception over two years ago. Iced has contributed in multiple areas including the Developer Guild and Operations, as well as Treasury & Tokenomics.
    He previously appeared on Making Bank to discuss tokenomics and a bit of his personal story on Episode 39 (December, 2022). Today he returns to Making Bank to talk specifically about a new primitive he and the Tokenomics team have been working on that will help facilitate governance, contributor retention, and more. That new primitive is tlBANK.
    Timestamps
    01:30 The original BANK token and what it represents
    03:30 What is tlBank and what is its purpose?
    07:30 Transferability
    10:45 Planned V2 features and ideas
    13:00 Why Time
    18:00 Discussing compensation and contribution
    25:30 Another tool in the toolbox
    28:00 Overview of the lock UI, how tlBank is represented on-chain, use in voting
    33:15 How projects might use tlBank and the Grants Committee process
    39:15 Other potential use cases and ideas
    43:00 Mechanics of minting tlBank
    49:30 How will tlBank affect L1 status and guest passes?
    55:30 Closing thoughts and How to participate in the discussion
    Guest Socials
    Discord: Icedcool#4947
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/icedcool_eth
    Additional Links
    IcedCool previously appeared on Episode 39, released December 14, 2022:
    https://rss.com/podcasts/making-bank-banklessdao/763946/
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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?
    Making Bank
    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod
    BanklessDAO
    https://www.bankless.community/
    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

    • 58 min
    Mosaic | Manuel Maccou, Founder

    Mosaic | Manuel Maccou, Founder

    Today’s guest is Manuel Maccou. Manuel first appeared on the show a little over a year ago on Episode 18, released July 5, 2022. Today he joins us to talk about Mosaic, a distributed knowledge network he founded and is building.
    Mosaic is a question and answer platform that helps you accelerate your understanding of complex topics by giving you direct access to communities and experts.
    Guest Socials
    https://twitter.com/ManuelMaccou
    https://twitter.com/mosaicnetwork__
    https://warpcast.com/manuelmaccou
    Mosaic Network
    https://mosaicnetwork.co/
    Timestamps
    01:00 Catching up with Manuel
    07:45 The most fun and stressful time
    12:30 What is Mosaic?
    18:30 Mosaic integration with Discord
    21:30 An experiment
    27:00 Growing Mosaic
    BanklessDAO forum posts mentioned
    original forum post https://forum.bankless.community/t/updated-grow-the-bdao-community-and-showcase-your-expertise-via-a-distributed-knowledge-network/5557
    bank giveaway https://forum.bankless.community/t/i-m-giving-away-50-000-bank/8654
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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?
    Making Bank
    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod
    BanklessDAO
    https://www.bankless.community/
    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

    • 36 min
    Bankless Japan, Women in Web3, and WonderVerse | Ed On (aka JackAlpha)

    Bankless Japan, Women in Web3, and WonderVerse | Ed On (aka JackAlpha)

    Today’s guest is Ed On, aka jackalpha in Discord. Ed studied civil engineering, so he’s a bridge builder in the literal and metaphorical sense. Just prior to getting into web3, he worked as a web2 product manager at Samsung.
    Ed is on the core team at Bankless Japan, part of the IMN or International Media Nodes at BanklessDAO. He also works on WonderVerse.xyz and WonderCommunities.com. Wonder builds the WonderVerse, which is collaboration tooling for web3 communities to manage projects, proposals, and grants seamlessly in one place.
    A few months ago he co-presented with Yuki_xyz during BUIDL week, a hackathon at EthDenver in Colorado. And he was recently in Japan, attending DAO Tokyo and EthTokyo where he met up with fellow DAO contributors, including a few of our Bankless frens.
    Guest Contact Info
    Discord: jackalpha#5422
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackalpha_xyz
    Telegram: https://t.me/jackalpha_xyz
    ed@wonderverse.xyz
    Timestamps
    00:30 Guest Intro
    02:30 Ed’s career shift into Web3 and permissionless work
    06:15 Philosophy of Wonder, joining the team
    10:00 What kind of coordination tool is WonderVerse, who is it for?
    16:00 Bankless Japan and the IMN (International Media Nodes)
    22:00 Women in Web3 and building community in Asia
    34:15 On conferences and connecting
    Links
    https://www.wonderverse.xyz/
    https://twitter.com/wonderverse_xyz
    https://wondercommunities.com

    https://banklessjp.substack.com/
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    Today's Host - Drostehttps://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?
    Making Bank
    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod
    BanklessDAO
    https://www.bankless.community/
    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

    • 41 min
    Bankless Card: the Affinity Card for DAOs | Project update with Al Mithani (aka Links)

    Bankless Card: the Affinity Card for DAOs | Project update with Al Mithani (aka Links)

    Today’s guest is Al Mithani (aka Links), Project Champion for Bankless Card. Bankless Card seeks to bridge the user experience chasm between web3 and the real world safely and easily.
    Frequent listeners of the show know that we highlight people and projects within BanklessDAO as well as partner organizations that align with our mission and ethos.
    Bankless Card is one such project. Borne out of BanklessDAO, it’s a great example of innovation in web3, and we’re excited to share today’s update with you.
    Timestamps
    01:30 What is Bankless Card and who is it for
    06:00 multi-DAO survey results discussion
    08:45 Use cases specific to DAOs
    11:15 Organization structure
    15:30 Current Priorities
    17:00 Achieving profitability
    22:00 Barriers to adoption
    24:45 On the topic of decentralization
    31:00 Closing Thoughts
    Read about Bankless Card in this week's Weekly Rollup
    Bankless Card Charges Forward | Weekly Rollup June 3, 2023
    Contact Bankless Card
    email links@banklesscard.xyz
    website http://www.banklesscard.xyz/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/@banklesscard
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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?
    Making Bank
    https://twitter.com/makingbankpod
    BanklessDAO
    https://www.bankless.community/
    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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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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