39 episodes

Making Sense of Crypto invites bright minds in the crypto and de-fi space to break down topics like pseudonymity, liquidity pools, regulation and more. Host Mark Lurie peels back the layers of major issues in the crypto universe to understand how it affects you and your portfolio. 

Making Sense of Crypto Mark Lurie

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    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

Making Sense of Crypto invites bright minds in the crypto and de-fi space to break down topics like pseudonymity, liquidity pools, regulation and more. Host Mark Lurie peels back the layers of major issues in the crypto universe to understand how it affects you and your portfolio. 

    Zero-Knowledge Solutions

    Zero-Knowledge Solutions

    We sit down with John Reynolds, a Product Manager at privacy-focused developer platform Aleo, to discuss leveraging zero-knowledge cryptographic solutions to help secure information while also providing privacy. John explains how his experiences at the Air Force Academy first got him invested in personal information and privacy concepts, how ZK proofs work, how CBDCs relate to privacy, and more.

    • 36 min
    Algorithmic Stablecoins

    Algorithmic Stablecoins

    In this episode, Reserve Protocol Co-founder, Nevin Freeman joins us to discuss algorithmic stablecoins. Reserve is a permissionless platform for launching and governing 1:1 asset-backed stable currencies. Nevin explains the initial idea behind algorithmic stablecoins and goes into why the flaws in the Terra stablecoin’s design, leading to its crash, should have been obvious from the design stage. We also discuss the future of the dollar and why designing a sound stablecoin requires some comp...

    • 36 min
    Perspective on DEXs

    Perspective on DEXs

    In this episode, Balancer Co-founder & CEO, Fernando Martinelli joins us to talk DEXs! Mark and Fernando discuss DEX aggregators from a DEX builders’ perspective, liquidity migration from L1s to L2s, how the new risk-free rate for Ethereum might affect DEX liquidity, and why Fernando believes in the future most of the TVL for AMMs will be on L2s.

    • 32 min
    On-Chain Real Estate with Sanjay Raghavan

    On-Chain Real Estate with Sanjay Raghavan

    In this episode, Sanjay Raghavan from Roofstock onChain joins us to discuss bringing real-world assets (RWAs) onto the blockchain. Sanjay explains how Roofstock enables buying and selling of tokenized houses (real ones, not digital), discusses the legal considerations of bringing real estate, and other RWAs, on-chain, and digs into the securities debate surrounding cryptoassets.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Regenerative Finance with Kevin Owocki

    Regenerative Finance with Kevin Owocki

    In this episode, Kevin Owocki, Founder of Web3 crowdfunding platform Gitcoin (and now supermodular) joins us to discuss regenerative finance and regenerative funding. Kevin explains what regenerative finance is, why being a degen isn't all that, and why he believes the future of crypto and Web3 lies in "regen" projects (things where resource capacity goes up over time). We also discuss quadratic funding and why it matters, the idea of retroactive public goods funding, and other potentially ex...

    • 35 min
    Live from ETHDenver: Governance

    Live from ETHDenver: Governance

    Another episode recorded live from ETHDenver! In this episode, we’re joined by Yitong and Charlie from Agora, a project that works with organizations like Nouns DAO and Optimism to build public governance tooling and infrastructure. Governance is so important to crypto, which is why we’re discussing it today. How does distributed/community governance actually happen? To what degree is it happening? And what do all these governance tokens that have experienced a “Cambrian explosion” actua...

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

The Machine Pun ,

CryptOMG this is a great show

Great show with a ton of helpful info on what’s going on in crypto

SavPoi ,

Mark is great

Awesome conversations each episode 🦊

malloryck ,

So timely!

Lots of good info about a hot topic :)

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