134 episodes

When it comes to blockchain, the thing people talk about most — the price — is actually the least interesting part. Crypto conversations are too often about who’s up and who’s down, what to buy and what to sell, and today’s drama on Twitter. Most conversations about crypto miss how it’s going to change ... everything.


On VALIDATED, we’ll be talking to the people who are rethinking the internet — and our world. No hype cycles. No financial advice. Just conversations on the biggest ideas shaping the future of the internet.


Web3 is complicated, but never boring.

Validated Solana Foundation

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

When it comes to blockchain, the thing people talk about most — the price — is actually the least interesting part. Crypto conversations are too often about who’s up and who’s down, what to buy and what to sell, and today’s drama on Twitter. Most conversations about crypto miss how it’s going to change ... everything.


On VALIDATED, we’ll be talking to the people who are rethinking the internet — and our world. No hype cycles. No financial advice. Just conversations on the biggest ideas shaping the future of the internet.


Web3 is complicated, but never boring.

    Firedancer w/ Kevin Bowers

    Firedancer w/ Kevin Bowers

    In this episode, Austin visits Jump Crypto's office in Chicago (The Pit) to talk about Firedancer, Solana's second independent validator client. They discuss its roadmap, its rollout, and the ways in which it will optimize and improve upon the architecture of Solana's existing client. Kevin elaborates on his unconventional views on programming languages, scaling solutions, data flow optimization, and much more.

    • 1 hr
    How Metaplex Core Moves Beyond NFT Standards w/ Stephen Hess (Metaplex Studios)

    How Metaplex Core Moves Beyond NFT Standards w/ Stephen Hess (Metaplex Studios)

    In this episode, Austin chats with Stephen Hess about the evolution of the Solana NFT ecosystem from the summer of 2021 to the present. Starting from the initial creation of the Solana NFT standard, Austin and Stephen reflect on recent technological advancements such as compressed NFTs, programmability, and the introduction of the "Core" standard. According to Stephen, the creation of "Core" represents a shift away from NFT standards toward more of a "digital asset protocol". The conversation also covers the Metaplex DAO's role in governance, controversies around features like programmable NFTs, the introduction of protocol fees, and more.

    • 46 min
    Building web3 Login Your Grandma Can Use w/ Itai Turbahn (Dynamic)

    Building web3 Login Your Grandma Can Use w/ Itai Turbahn (Dynamic)

    In this episode, Austin chats with Itai Turbahn (Dyanmic) about the future of web3 onboarding. Dynamic is building web3 authentication that allows crypto-enabled companies to seamlessly serve web3 natives and crypto novices alike through varying degrees of wallet abstraction. Over the course of the conversation, they discuss things like user management for multi-wallet users, tokenizing KYC, and the role of passkeys in web3 authentication.

    • 40 min
    Parallelizing the EVM on Solana w/ Andrey Falaleyev (Neon)

    Parallelizing the EVM on Solana w/ Andrey Falaleyev (Neon)

    In this episode, Austin chats with Andrey Falaleyev, CTO of Neon, an EVM that lets devs build and deploy dApps from EVM chains to Solana, all while maintaining compatibility with the EVM opcode set. Andrey discusses Neon's decentralization and security, elucidating technical details around how Neon's parallelization works. He also sheds light on the kinds of teams interested in building on or migrating over to Neon.

    • 38 min
    Does DEX Liquidity Need a Defense Layer? w/ Nitesh Nath (DFlow)

    Does DEX Liquidity Need a Defense Layer? w/ Nitesh Nath (DFlow)

    In this episode, Austin chats with Nitesh Nath of DFlow, a protocol that protects DEX liquidity against toxic order flows on Solana. According to Nitesh, users of DFlow will gain benefits such as tighter spreads, lower volatility, and more efficient price discovery, among others. He explains DFlow's unique system of "endorsers" for identifying types of order flow, presenting a long-term vision of sustainability for the protocol.

    • 40 min
    What's Behind the Move Movement? w/ Rushi Manche (Movement Labs)

    What's Behind the Move Movement? w/ Rushi Manche (Movement Labs)

    In this episode, Austin chats with Rushi Manche (Movement Labs) about bringing the Move programming language to Solana and other blockchains. They discuss some of the hype behind Move, such as its "built-in" security, and the inherent trade-offs that every programming language has. Rushi further explains topics like the difference between the Sui and Aptos versions of Move, how Movement Labs' parallelization works, and more. According to Rushi, the intuitiveness and flexibility of programming in Move will serve as an effective bridge for web2 developers to step into web3.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

N X C ,

One of my favorite blockchain podcasts

Has more depth than a lot of crypto podcasts out there. Whether you follow Solana chain or not, this is a good one to increase your industry perspective and get smarter.

Semsin689 ,

Came for Solana. Stayed for Anatoly.

So awesome to get a peek inside this guy’s brain every episode. More technically and philosophically interesting than most other blockchain podcasts out there.

will.bao ,

Good podcast but could use some work

It’s a good podcast due to the founder having access to amazing guests. But questions are often not very insightful and worse can seem uninformed.

Not quite sure how much Anatoly actually researches on his guests beforehand, but it doesn’t seem like it’s a lot.

However, it’s nice to hear the thoughts of the Solana founder through various topics, just wish it’s more polished.

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