The internet of money is being built with blockchain technology and without banks. We call it DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance, and this is where you can hear the builders and users of this cutting edge world tell their stories first hand. Hosted by Camila Russo.
Seamless Crosschain Interactions with Connext: The HTTP of Web3
Today we're joined by Arjun Bhuptani, founder and CEO of Connext Labs. We get an in-depth look at Connext, an important component in the Web 3 stack. In a world of many Layer 1s and Layer 2s, connecting the chains is so important, especially doing it in a secure way. We get into how they approach security, we dive into the nuance of Vitalik's post on bridging, we talk about rollups-as-a-service, how Connext abstracts away the hassle from a user standpoint around interacting with multiple chains, their proposal for bridged assets, as well as they're recent launch and so much more. But first, Arjun tells us about what he's focused on at Connext.
0:50 What is Arjun focused on?
1:37 History of Connext
4:26 Arjun's vision on Web3
8:42 Improving UX
12:54 Connext Users
18:05 Where does Connext fit in Web3?
20:25 Connext Security
24:46 Connext Roadmap
37:22 $NEXT Launch
40:41 $NEXT Utility
44:23 Connext DAO
46:24 What surprised Arjun the most
53:08 How is Arjun Defiant?
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Why Is dYdX Ditching Ethereum?
David Gogel is the VP of Strategy and Operations at the dYdX Foundation.
In today's podcast, David will discuss the recent milestone of the foundation operating on its independent app chain. This transition involved multiple stages and intriguing tokenomics mechanisms, marking a significant moment for the organization.
In our conversation, we will delve deeper into the evolution of this move and its implications, offering insights into dYdX's journey going forward.
Crypto has a major problem says MakerDAO Co-Founder
This conversation between The Defiant and Rune Christensen was recorded during Devconnect 2023 in Istanbul.
0:28 Why Rune is in Istanbul
1:02 Crypto Adoption in Türkiye
5:03 Interest for DeFi in Türkiye
8:09 Emerging Markets
10:50 Regulatory Landscape in Türkiye
24:15 MakerDAO Rebrand
27:51 MakerDAO Endgame Update
33:57 MakerDAO's Exposure to T-Bills vs Macro Conditions
38:00 Different Stablecoins
47:14 MKR and Governance
Vitalik Buterin | Ethereum's Past, Present, Future & Thoughts on Türkiye
This conversation between The Defiant and Vitalik Buterin was recorded during Devconnect 2023 in Istanbul.
0:18 First time in Türkiye?
1:20 Significance of crypto in Türkiye
3:40 Key takeaways from Türkiye
4:56 Türkiye as a crypto hub
7:20 Vitalik's favorite Turkish dish
8:25 Ethereum roadmap update
12:03 Can the roadmap be dynamic?
14:25 Dencun upgrade
16:34 Rollup risks & costs
18:25 Scaling rollups
19:30 UX problems
22:27 Ethereum Security
23:25 Solution to centralized servers
26:53 Client centralization
33:18 Scaling with Plasma
39:50 L2 fragmentation
42:02 Sharding / Danksharding
44:40 Future of Ethereum
47:12 Vitalik responds to Anatoly
51:42 Ethereum's core message
56:09 Thoughts on DeFi
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The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin ETFs | Bloomberg Analyst Explains
The cryptocurrency world has been buzzing with news of a potential Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) in recent weeks.
The idea of a Bitcoin ETF has been around since 2013, with early proposals like the one from the Winklevoss twins facing repeated rejections by the SEC.
However, the recent optimism stems from BlackRock's involvement in the application process. This prominent financial institution's interest has reignited hope for the ETF's approval and sparked a new rally in the cryptocurrency market.
Investors see the ETF as a way to bridge the gap between traditional finance and crypto, potentially increasing Bitcoin's value and adoption. The market eagerly awaits the SEC's decision on BlackRock's application.
The MOST Crypto Friendly Nation In Europe?
This week's podcast features a number of interviews we conducted in Romania, during the xDay conference hosted by MultiversX.
In this podcast, we will hear from
Beniamin Mincu - founder of MultiversX
Bogdan Ivan - Romanian Minister of Digitalization
Sheraz Ahmed - Managing Partner at Storm Partners
Sunny Aggarwal - Co-Founder of Osmosis
Sergiu Biriș - Head of Product at MultiversX
Grigore Rosu - Founder of Runtime Verification
Danilo Carlucci - Founder and CEO of Morningstar Ventures.
In this episode, we discuss the current state of MultiversX and the transition from Elrond, crypto adoption in Romania, Universal zkRollups and its benefits, upcoming trends and narratives, challenges lying ahead for MultiversX, and much more.
But first, Beniamin will introduce us to xDay.
Great content but weak audio quality
Love the show but would really really love to see more care and concern for the sound quality of the host.
The youtube channel is over the top quality so the podcast audio quality was a surprise for me.
Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠
It’s obvious Camila puts extraordinary effort into every single episode. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, the stories they tell, and tactics they bring to the table. Don't miss it!
This show was on a recommended list from someone who’s opinions in the space I take very seriously, so the shocking weakness of this pod was very surprising. She sounds like an uninformed, insecure 20 year old intern thrown into an interview seat with no idea how to conduct an interview (or even have a normal-ish adult conversation) or basic level of understanding of the topics, people, or businesses at hand. Almost a surreally bad podcast, which came as both a massive surprise and disappointment.