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The Stacks Podcast is an on-going deep dive into the world of crypto networks with Blockstack PBC's CEO, Muneeb Ali, Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, and Media Partner, Zach Valenti.

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The Stacks Podcast is an on-going deep dive into the world of crypto networks with Blockstack PBC's CEO, Muneeb Ali, Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, and Media Partner, Zach Valenti.

    The Future of Bitcoin Is Boring with Jeremy Welch

    The Future of Bitcoin Is Boring with Jeremy Welch

    Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth reconnects with Jeremy Welch to talk about the future of Bitcoin, one they agree is boring...in a good way. Jeremy reflects on his learnings from the early days of working in the space and connecting with the Blockstack team as a starting point for pointing out just how resilient Bitcoin has repeatedly proven to be. They discuss why this makes it an ideal foundation for another wave of innovation and human empowerment.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Weaponization of Your Data with Brittany Kaiser (Cambridge Analytica, #OwnYourData)

    The Weaponization of Your Data with Brittany Kaiser (Cambridge Analytica, #OwnYourData)

    Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth talks to Brittany Kaiser, Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, and the subject of Netflix's 'The Great Hack' documentary, for a thorough exploration of how companies are leveraging data to influence people and consolidate power. Brittany leverages her incredible expertise and unique perspective to explain how systems like the ones used by Cambridge Analytica for the Brexit, Trump, and other campaigns were conceived and designed. They cover the psychographic techniques being used today by companies and governments, how systems acquire and use our data from social media to play on our individual emotions to generate specific actions, and why many consider these tools to be weapons. 

    • 52 min
    How Do We Get Users To Care About Crypto? with Adam B. Levine of Coindesk, Tokenly

    How Do We Get Users To Care About Crypto? with Adam B. Levine of Coindesk, Tokenly

    Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley chats with Adam B. Levine of Coindesk and Tokenly for a brief look back and how far crypto and Bitcoin have come in just a few years while reflecting on Adam's previous projects and plans. They discuss what ideas have yet to be tried and others that have, but deserve another chance. Going further, they examine some reasons why building businesses, and especially consumer-facing projects have generally proven difficult. 

    • 1 hr
    An Operator's Guide to Building a Crypto Finance Startup with Zac Prince of BlockFi

    An Operator's Guide to Building a Crypto Finance Startup with Zac Prince of BlockFi

    Patrick Stanley, Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth sits down with Zac Prince, Co-founder and CEO of BlockFi for a deep dive into the places where traditional banking and crypto are colliding and merging. BlockFi is aiming to make crypto more accessible to institutions and individuals, while also bringing the value of crypto to more traditional users and use cases.

    • 35 min
    Making Web 3 Magical with Sean Li

    Making Web 3 Magical with Sean Li

    Sean Li, Cofounder and CEO of Magic, chats with Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, about how Web 3.0 can prosper if we provide developers the right tools to enable smooth experiences powered by new business models. Drawing on Sean's experience at Docker, they chat through some of key considerations and design decisions that led to Magic Link and try to predict what developers will need next as they look to build tools for a user owned internet. 

    • 40 min
    Investing in Open Protocols with Michael Anderson of Framework Ventures

    Investing in Open Protocols with Michael Anderson of Framework Ventures

    In this episode, Michael Anderson of Framework Ventures joins Patrick Stanley of Blockstack PBC to discuss how investing in open protocols is a unique challenge and how Framework has adjusted the typical VC model to account for it. Later, they get into how staking and similar action are being used as a mechanism to bootstrap network growth and how we might approach solving the 'free-rider problem'.

    • 37 min

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