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Masters of Web3 gives blockchain industry professionals an exclusive look into the stories behind the world’s most well-known crypto startups like Polygon, Avalanche, Arbitrum, Solana, and more. Join Transak CEO Sami Start and former CNBC money journalist Megan DeMatteo as they speak to the high-profile founders, developers, and innovators building the world’s most widely adopted decentralized ecosystems.

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Masters of Web3 gives blockchain industry professionals an exclusive look into the stories behind the world’s most well-known crypto startups like Polygon, Avalanche, Arbitrum, Solana, and more. Join Transak CEO Sami Start and former CNBC money journalist Megan DeMatteo as they speak to the high-profile founders, developers, and innovators building the world’s most widely adopted decentralized ecosystems.

    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
    The Open Metaverse, Navigation, and Search Engines: Anastasia Uglova, Head of Communications at Lighthouse

    The Open Metaverse, Navigation, and Search Engines: Anastasia Uglova, Head of Communications at Lighthouse

    After witnessing political volatility and moving to the U.S. from Moscow in the early 1990s, Anastasia decided as a child that she wanted to create world change through technology.  

    That led to an undergraduate degree in political science, a varied career in media, and a six-year period in Rwanda bringing education and tech to East African citizens. 

    Then the Cambridge Analytica data scandal happened, and Anastasia knew she wanted to move into the crucially important digital privacy field. 

    Anastasia Uglova is the Head of Communications & Ecosystem Development at Lighthouse, an alumna of Cornell with a Masters in InfoSec from UT Austin and an experienced skydiver.  

    Join us as we discuss: 

    How do we preserve digital privacy and consent in increasingly immersive spaces?
    Preserving your identity in the metaverse — and the role crypto tech plays
    Why technology evolves faster than our cognitive adaptability
    Dark pattern design and taking control of your user journey

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Where Morals and Crypto Meet: Marek Olszewski, Co-founder and CTO of cLabs

    Where Morals and Crypto Meet: Marek Olszewski, Co-founder and CTO of cLabs

    There are not enough hours in the day for Marek Olszewski. As co-founder and CTO of cLabs and president of Valora, Marek, along with partners, are developing a crypto ecosystem (Celo) that is not only profitable but of service to people.

    Marek and cLabs are making it easier and cheaper for people to send money with fewer fees at a faster rate.

    Join us as we discuss:

    The synergy between Marek’s values and the technology to make his ideals a reality
    The practical uses of Celo’s Layer 1 blockchain
    Celo’s development of tokens for smartphone use

    • 52 min
    Optimizing Ad Tech Transparency with Blockchain: Vanina Ivanova, Chief Marketing Officer at Ambire

    Optimizing Ad Tech Transparency with Blockchain: Vanina Ivanova, Chief Marketing Officer at Ambire

    Like many platforms in the blockchain space, Ambire was created out of necessity. The founders wanted to monetize their content and also have transparency in the supply chain management of ad sales.

    Vanina Ivanova is the Chief Marketing Officer of Ambire, navigating the company through the convolution of the ad tech world. Vanina is using her experience to maximize the profits of clients through ad tech.

    Join us as we discuss:

    How decentralization offers solution from a marketing and advertising perspective
    How Ambire is supplementing for the current high gas fees
    What type of companies or people are utilizing the wallets

    • 39 min
    The History & Future of Institutional DeFi: Luigi D’Onorio of Ava Labs

    The History & Future of Institutional DeFi: Luigi D’Onorio of Ava Labs

    The cryptocurrency market has taken quite a nose dive recently. But while the market is down, new innovations are happening with blockchain so that DeFi may one day be widely adopted.

    Luigi D’Onorio is the Head of DeFi at Ava Labs on the Avalanche ecosystem. Luigi and his team are building new protocols, products, and applications in the DeFi space so that institutional adoption of DeFi will be a thing of the future.

    Join us as we discuss:

    What is causing DeFi to be so expensive currently
    What will bring peer-to-peer DeFi adoption to the institutional level
    What implications Luigi and Sami see comprehensive crypto legislation having on DeFi

    • 41 min
    From TradFi to DeFi: Aziz Zainuddin (Atticus), Co-Founder of StellaSwap

    From TradFi to DeFi: Aziz Zainuddin (Atticus), Co-Founder of StellaSwap

    Since first investing in Bitcoin, Aziz Zainuddin aka Atticus has always had an interest in cryptocurrency. But given his traditional financial background, he saw practical limitations for developing crypto products within traditional corporate structures.

    However, Atticus and his partners saw early that decentralized models scaled through automation had the potential to experience faster growth and fewer scaling issues. So they founded StellaSwap, one of the first automated market-making DEXs for Moonbeam.

    Join us as we discuss:

    What made Atticus and Sami go “all-in” on crypto
    Finding the balance between DeFi and regulation
    Scaling DEXs and AMMs

    • 1 hr 1 min

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