18 episodes

Masters of Web3 is a deep-dive podcast into the impactful uses of web3, crypto, and blockchain technology. Hosted by Transak CEO Sami Start and CTO Yeshu Agarwal, we engage with leaders shaping the application layer of these technologies. Our focus: meaningful discussions that cut through hype and scams, bringing you the true stories behind major crypto ecosystems like Polygon and Solana. Join us for insights into the real-world applications driving blockchain innovation.

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Masters of Web3 is a deep-dive podcast into the impactful uses of web3, crypto, and blockchain technology. Hosted by Transak CEO Sami Start and CTO Yeshu Agarwal, we engage with leaders shaping the application layer of these technologies. Our focus: meaningful discussions that cut through hype and scams, bringing you the true stories behind major crypto ecosystems like Polygon and Solana. Join us for insights into the real-world applications driving blockchain innovation.

    Understanding On-chain Institutional Lending with Maple Finance

    Understanding On-chain Institutional Lending with Maple Finance

    Dive into the world of decentralised finance with Maple Finance, revolutionising the way we think about lending, borrowing, and real-world asset (#RWA) integration! 🚀

    Catch the latest episode of the #MastersofWeb3 podcast🎙️ featuring an in-depth conversation with Sid Powell, CEO & Co-Founder of Maple Finance, where we peel back the layers of this innovative platform.

    In this episode, we uncover:

    🌐 The vision behind Maple Finance and its impact on the #DeFi landscape

    🔗 The unique blend of loans and RWAs and its significance for businesses

    👤 Who utilises Maple Finance for borrowing and the diverse community of lenders fueling the platform

    💡 The advantages of leveraging blockchain for financial transactions and asset management

    🔄 The operational efficiency of Maple Finance, including weekend payment settlements

    About #MastersofWeb3 - A Podcast by Transak

    Masters of Web3 is a deep-dive podcast into the impactful uses of web3, crypto, and blockchain technology. Hosted by Transak CEO Sami Start and CTO Yeshu Agarwal, we engage with leaders shaping the application layer of these technologies. Our focus: meaningful discussions that cut through hype and scams, bringing you the true stories behind major crypto ecosystems like Polygon and Solana. Join us for insights into the real-world applications driving blockchain innovation

    Stay updated with new episodes every month!

    Podcast Chapters:

    0:00 Introduction

    1:27 Introduction to Maple Finance

    16:09 Loan vs. Real-World Asset Composition: Business Percentage?

    21:15 Who borrows from your platform? 

    27:27 What types of lenders are participating?

    37:23 Who issues RWAs?

    39:09 Benefits of doing this on a chain?

    45:37 Do you do Weekend Payment Settlements ? 

    57:33 Maple Finance vs. Aave, Compound, Others? 

    1:05:22 Achieving Higher Returns on Maple Finance? 

    1:08:58 Onboarding Procedures: What's Planned?

    1:12:56 Decentralised Identity Formation: Attestations or Traditional KYC/KYB?

    1:21:40 Credit Scoring: Integration with Identity Verification?

    1:29:22 Attestations: Self-Sovereign Data Integration?

    1:34:22 Plans for Roadmap Integration: Future Vision?

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Future of Web3: Gwendolyn Regina, Investment Director at BNB Chain

    The Future of Web3: Gwendolyn Regina, Investment Director at BNB Chain

    What will it take to get to 1 billion crypto adopters? 

    That’s the question that keeps Gwendolyn Regina, Investment Director at BNB Chain, sitting down for countless panels, TV interviews, and print articles. Gwendolyn's role is particularly exciting in that she leads the $100M Binance Smart Chain Accelerator Fund, an investment incubator for the most promising new blockchain projects. 

    Join us as we discuss:

    What the future for creators might be in web3
    Choosing the best projects for the BNB Chain incubator
    Finding success in a web3 career

    • 54 min
    Stablecoins and Maker Protocol: Sam MacPherson, Lead Developer, MakerDAO

    Stablecoins and Maker Protocol: Sam MacPherson, Lead Developer, MakerDAO

    One of the largest decentralized applications on the Etherium blockchain with widespread adoption is the Maker Protocol. Soft-pegged to the US dollar, Dai boasts a resilience to inflation because of its low volatility. 

    When Sam MacPherson, Lead Developer at MakerDAO, started his journey to the organization, it was because he had “some free time”. For Sam, that meant deciding to learn about solidity and challenging himself to make a smart contract. Next thing he knew he was being onboarded for Maker Protocol. 

    Join us as we discuss:

    Why decentralization for the sake of decentralization shouldn’t necessarily be the goal of crypto
    What the “LOVE Unit” was and its impact on MakerDAO members
    The custom governance portal MakerDAO members use 

    • 49 min
    A Decentralized Discord Alternative: Chris Castig, Co-founder at Console

    A Decentralized Discord Alternative: Chris Castig, Co-founder at Console

    Console, a private Discord-like platform co-founded by Chris Castig, Co-founder at Console.xyz, is giving Web3 communities a place to call home. We break down the tech used to make this platform a reality including decentralized identity and autonomous communities. 

    In this episode, Chris, Megan, and Sami discuss what to expect in the fast-approaching shift to Web3. Join us as we discuss:

    Why Console started with decentralized identity 
    How communities will govern themselves in Console
    What Console is doing to support the eventual interoperability of your data   


    Check out Console for the latest updates, and follow Chris on Twitter so you don’t miss when his book drops! 

    • 53 min
    Cross-chain Interoperability: Rahul Sethuram, CTO at Connext Labs Inc.

    Cross-chain Interoperability: Rahul Sethuram, CTO at Connext Labs Inc.

    When Rahul Sethuram, CTO at Connext Labs Inc., set out to create an easier way for users to acquire tokens and on-ramp to crypto, he didn’t realize they were developing technology for cross-chain interoperability. Rahul laughingly admits that this made the company’s name, Connext, make more sense than it had when they began.

    Join us as we discuss:

    How Rahul’s Silicon Valley upbringing prepared him web3 startup life
    The Connext roadmap for cross-chain interoperability
    Wearing the two hats of co-founder and CTO

    • 49 min
    Crypto and Compliance: James Young, Head of Compliance & MLRO at Transak

    Crypto and Compliance: James Young, Head of Compliance & MLRO at Transak

    Let’s be honest. Crypto has a compliance problem. Blockchain is a global, permissionless, borderless digital technology that expands beyond geography. Yet, regulatory bodies exist in every nation, state, and locality — making it hard for industry players to know what’s legal and what’s not.  

    That’s why the work of people like James Young, Head of Compliance & MLRO at Transak, is so important.  

    Join us as we discuss:

    The headlines driving the newest crypto compliance concerns
    Why blockchain provides a safer avenue for regulation
    Why crypto is misunderstood
    How compliance can make your team shine    


    For more, check out “Startups see gold in crypto compliance” in Protocol.

    • 45 min

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