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A podcast tapping the brains of leaders across all verticals in the digital asset industry. Hosted by Tom Shaughnessy (@Shaughnessy119), Piers Kicks (@PiersKicks), and the team at Delphi Digital.

The Delphi Podcast Tom Shaughnessy

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    • 4.7 • 64 Ratings

A podcast tapping the brains of leaders across all verticals in the digital asset industry. Hosted by Tom Shaughnessy (@Shaughnessy119), Piers Kicks (@PiersKicks), and the team at Delphi Digital.

    NFT Culture Series Ep. 3: Erick “Snowfro” Talks Art Blocks, Squiggles, and Beyond

    NFT Culture Series Ep. 3: Erick “Snowfro” Talks Art Blocks, Squiggles, and Beyond

    The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Erick Calderon, a.k.a. “Snowfro,” founder of Art Blocks, a platform focused on genuinely programmable on demand generative content that is stored immutably on the Ethereum Blockchain. The two discuss Art Blocks from the artist and curator perspective, how generative art is minted, CryptoPunks, and much more!


    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.


    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io


    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. 


    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.



     

    Show Notes:


    (00:00:00) – Introduction.


    (00:02:21) – How Erick got started in crypto.


    (00:06:40) – Erick’s thoughts on CryptoPunks.


    (00:10:35) – The gap between 2017’s generative art and today’s.


    (00:14:48) – Owning fractionalized rare Punks versus whole floor Punks.


    (00:21:25) – Erick’s thoughts on DAOs.


    (00:25:27) – Erick’s thoughts on controlling the hype around Art Blocks.


    (00:29:43) – Art Blocks from the artist’s perspective / Curating Art Blocks.


    (00:37:25) – Decentralizing the curation process in the long term.


    (00:44:25) – How art is minted on Art Blocks.


    (00:53:16) – How Erick decides when code for generative art is finished.


    (00:59:35) – Rarity versus aesthetics.


    (01:06:17) – What will keep interest in generative art long term.


    (01:15:03) – Multichain NFTs.


    (01:19:16) – Erick’s thoughts on being early/late in NFTs.



    Resources:


    Erick’s Twitter

    Art Blocks Website


    More


    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q

    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/


    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.



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    • 1 hr 23 min
    NFT Culture Series Ep. 2: Cooper Turley, It’s All About Culture

    NFT Culture Series Ep. 2: Cooper Turley, It’s All About Culture

    The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Cooper Turley, crypto strategist lead at Audius, and manager of social DAO Friends With Benefits. The two discuss the culture and community around projects, DAOs and NFTs, value flows in NFTs and much more!


    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.


    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io. 


    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. 


    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.




    Show Notes:



    (00:00:00) – Introduction.


    (00:02:23) – Cooper’s background.


    (00:03:25) – What NFT culture means to Cooper / The fun aspect of NFTs.


    (00:06:53) – The relationship between public exposure and building in the NFT space.


    (00:09:25) – Culture and community around NFT projects.


    (00:15:45) – Managing creative control in NFT projects.


    (00:17:29) – The crossover between NFTs and DAOs.


    (00:21:27) – Cooper’s thoughts on being “too late” to a project.


    (00:24:04) – What a bear market for NFTs could look like.


    (00:26:59) – Tribalism in NFTs.


    (00:28:00) – Judging NFT communities independent of price.


    (00:30:40) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT art.


    (00:33:42) – Fractionalized assets versus full assets.


    (00:39:15) – The creator economy and NFTs.


    (00:48:38) – Overview on Rally.


    (00:50:09) – What creators need to be successful.


    (00:55:12) – Value flows in NFTs.


    (00:58:58) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT curation.


    (01:02:49) – Governance rights for token holders VS NFTs for social access.


    (01:05:17) – Rapid fire questions: Multi-chain NFTs, Audius, Loot.


    Resources:


    Cooper’s Twitter

    FWB Website

    Audius Website

    Rally Website


    More


    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q

    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/


    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 


     Music Attribution:


    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic

    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    NFT Culture Series Ep. 1: DCinvestor the Prolific Art Collector

    NFT Culture Series Ep. 1: DCinvestor the Prolific Art Collector

    The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Aftab Hossain, also known as DCinvestor, one of the most well-known names in NFT space. The two discuss all things NFT culture, the process of NFT curation, social dynamics around NFTs, and much more.


    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.


    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io


    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. 


    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.




    Show Notes:



    (00:00:00) – Introduction.


    (00:02:26) – DCinvestor’s background.


    (00:03:07) – How DCinvestor got started in NFTs.


    (00:06:42) – Advice to people entering the NFT space.


    (00:11:56) – How DCinvestor curates his NFT collection.


    (00:18:07) – NFTs versus the traditional collectibles market / art world.


    (00:23:38) – The market for NFTs / inclusivity of NFTs.


    (00:26:40) – NFTs on chains other than Ethereum.


    (00:38:08) – NFT fractionalization.


    (00:43:27) – Communities around NFTs.


    (00:47:06) – DCinvestor's thoughts on artists’ release cadence.


    (00:49:23) – Social curation of NFTs.


    (00:52:25) – The degenerative art market.


    (01:03:40) – DCinvestor's thoughts on the traditional art market getting involved in the NFT space.


    (01:05:42) – The path to sustainably supporting long-tail creators.


    (01:12:12) – DCinvestor’s thoughts on choosing between his NFT collection or $ETH.


    Resources:


    DCinvestor’s Twitter

    DCinvestor’s Gallery

    DCinvestor’s Newsletter



    More


    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q

    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/



    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 


     Music Attribution:


    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic

    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

    • 1 hr 15 min
    THORChain: Hardening the Protocol with Halborn, Immunefi, Nine Realms and Chad Barraford

    THORChain: Hardening the Protocol with Halborn, Immunefi, Nine Realms and Chad Barraford

    The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Chad Barraford (Technical Lead at THORChain), Gavin McDermott (Founder of Nine Realms), Robert Behnke, (CEO of Halborn), Steven Walbroehl (CISO of Halborn), and Duncan Townsend (CTO of Immunefi) to discuss THORChain, details surrounding the recent hack, strengthening THORChain’s security, the role of bug bounties and much more.


    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.


    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io


    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. 


    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.




    Show Notes:



    (00:00:00) – Introduction.


    (00:02:00) – Guests’ backgrounds.


    (00:03:54) – THORChain's hack overview.


    (00:08:07) – Response to hack.


    (00:16:30) – Sustaining THORChain's quality in the next few years.


    (00:22:23) – Immunefi overview and relationship with THORChain.


    (00:24:26) – THORSec initiative.


    (00:27:26) – Panel’s role in THORChain.


    (00:33:40) – System’s management of safeguards.


    (00:43:26) – Team coordination / solving problems.


    (00:47:38) – THORChain’s roadmap.


    (00:51:21) – Closing thoughts on THORChain.


    Resources:


    Chad Barraford's Twitter

    Gavin McDermott's Twitter

    Robert Behnke's Twitter

    Steven Walbroehl's Twitter 

    THORChain Website

    Nine Realms Website

    Halborn Website

    Immunefi Website



    More


    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q

    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/



    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 


     Music Attribution:


    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic

    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

    • 56 min
    Kava: Connecting The World’s Largest Cryptocurrencies, Ecosystems And Financial Applications

    Kava: Connecting The World’s Largest Cryptocurrencies, Ecosystems And Financial Applications

    The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Scott Stuart, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Kava Labs, which builds composable DeFi apps and services that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world. The two discuss Kava’s focus on security, details around Kava Swap, bringing the next wave of users into crypto and much more.


    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.


    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io


    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. 


    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.



    Show Notes:



    (00:00:02) - Introduction.


    (00:00:13) - First Question: When did Scott get into crypto.


    (00:00:53) - Scott's Background.


    (00:02:20) - Kava overview.


    (00:05:26) - What were the driving factors to build on Cosmos.


    (00:07:32) - Kava's products and offerings.


    (00:16:59) - How do you go from 1,0000 apps to being curated on Kava.


    (00:18:46) - How does the community curate.


    (00:21:05) - Kava Swap overview.


    (00:29:20) - How are funds protected in the cross-chain world.


    (00:32:32) - Assets supported in Swap and what is Scott planning in the future.


    (00:35:46) - Scott's thoughts on DeFi.


    (00:37:48) - What's on the roadmap for Kava and how to get involved in Kava.


    Resources:


    Scott's Twitter

    Scott’s Linkedin

    Kava Website


    More


    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q

    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/


    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 


     Music Attribution:


    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic

    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

    • 43 min
    XDEFI: A User-Friendly, Chain Agnostic Wallet Enabling the Management of All Assets in One Single Place

    XDEFI: A User-Friendly, Chain Agnostic Wallet Enabling the Management of All Assets in One Single Place

    The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Emile Dubié, Co-Founder of XDEFI Wallet, a chain-agnostic wallet to store, send and receive all your digital assets from a single place. The two discuss how the wallet works, interacting with dApps, challenging incumbents, and more!


    Emile's Twitter

    Emile’s LinkedIn

    XDEFI Wallet Twitter

    XDEFI Wallet Website


    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.


    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.


    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io


    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. 


    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.



    Show Notes:



    (00:00:00) - Introduction.


    (00:02:50) - First Question: Emile's Background.


    (00:03:57) - The story behind XDEFI.


    (00:06:45) - Why XDEFI is necessary for the cross-chain experience.


    (00:09:41) - Emile's thoughts on why Metamask hasn’t pushed to be cross-chain.


    (00:12:38) - XDEFI's design walkthrough.


    (00:17:54) - The difficulty of adding new supported chains to XDEFI.


    (00:21:15) - Emile's thoughts on going up against incumbents.


    (00:24:33) - XDEFI’s creative edge.


    (00:27:22) - Emile's thoughts on NFTs and wallets.


    (00:30:31) - Getting NFT-focused users onto XDEFI.


    (00:33:00) - Security for XDEFI wallet / Managing the complexity of security when adding new chains and functions.


    (00:40:25) - The XDEFI team today and what's next.


    (00:43:19) - Emile's advice to new crypto project founders.


    (00:45:48) - How to get involved in XDEFI.


    Resources:


    Emile's Twitter

    Emile’s LinkedIn

    XDEFI Wallet Twitter

    XDEFI Wallet Website


    More


    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q

    Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/


    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here. 


     Music Attribution:


    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusic

    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

JDSymo ,

Absolutely first-class

Easily one of the most impactful podcasts on the space that I have come across. Incredible guests, impactful and applicable advice, and all the tools you need to develop and refine your own framework.

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The best!

This is the best podcast I’ve found on crypto. Interviews are incredibly thoughtful and insightful and the opportunity to learn from the big brains in this space is invaluable for a retail investor like myself trying to make sense of crypto. Thanks team!

megan@podcastingyou ,

Awesome Content!

Tom does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

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