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Conversations with Web3 builders about what they're working on right now. Topics include: Ethereum, EVM, Solidity, blockchain programming and indexing, L2 scaling solutions, zero knowledge, multi-party computation, cryptography, NFTs, crowdfunding, blockchain art, onchain performance art, and building networks and community.
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Conversations with Web3 builders about what they're working on right now. Topics include: Ethereum, EVM, Solidity, blockchain programming and indexing, L2 scaling solutions, zero knowledge, multi-party computation, cryptography, NFTs, crowdfunding, blockchain art, onchain performance art, and building networks and community.
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    Alex Masmej, Founder of Drakula and Showtime

    Alex Masmej, Founder of Drakula and Showtime

    My guest today is Alex Masmej, founder of Drakula, Showtime, and $ALEX token.

    Alex's new app, Drakula, is a so-called SocialFi mixture of TikTok, friend.tech, Farcaster, and $DEGEN.

    On this episode, Alex and I discuss consumer crypto product iteration methodology, team composition, how to sustain setbacks including departing co-founders, the bear market, owing the tax man, and US work visas. We also get into the power of taste, long term vision, and community in building crypto products.

    It was fantastic chatting with Alex who is a dynamic and unique voice at the intersection of crypto and consumer. I hope you enjoy the show.

    As always, this show is provided as entertainment and does not constitute legal, financial, or tax advice or any form of endorsement or suggestion. Crypto has risks and you alone are responsible for doing your research and making your own decisions.

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    Alex Masmej
    Drakula

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Parthasarathy Ramanujam, Co-Founder & CTO of Etherspot

    Parthasarathy Ramanujam, Co-Founder & CTO of Etherspot

    My guest today is Partha Ramanujam, co-founder of Etherspot.

    Etherspot is a 4337 Account Abstraction service provider.

    On this episode, Partha and I discuss the Pillar personal data locker, and how it led them to account abstraction and founding Etherspot. We get into the details of their AA Bundler, React library, and embedded wallet services. We also discuss the exciting new p2p bundler they've been working on, which is seeing adoption from peers in the space.

    It was great getting to know more about Partha and Etherspot. I hope you enjoy the show.

    As always, this show is provided as entertainment and does not constitute legal, financial, or tax advice or any form of endorsement or suggestion. Crypto has risks and you alone are responsible for doing your research and making your own decisions.

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    Etherspot
    David Siegel)
    EIP-7579
    Pillar

    • 50 min
    Cameron Robertson, Founder of Arx

    Cameron Robertson, Founder of Arx

    My guest today is Cameron Robertson, founder of Arx.

    Arx is an NFC chip with a ECDSA private key.

    On this episode, Cameron and I dive into the devices and protocols at the intersection of NFC and blockchain. We discuss tamper resistance, signing APIs, and the interaction patterns available in today's mobile device ecosystem.

    It was great learning more about Arx from Cameron. This episode was recorded in person at EthDenver. I hope you enjoy the show.

    As always, this show is provided as entertainment and does not constitute legal, financial, or tax advice or any form of endorsement or suggestion. Crypto has risks and you alone are responsible for doing your research and making your own decisions.

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    Arx

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Haseeb Awan, Founder of Efani

    Haseeb Awan, Founder of Efani

    My guest today is Haseeb Awan, founder of Efani.

    Efani is a telephone service provider for people and companies that are concerned about SIM swapping.

    On this episode, Haseeb and I dive into his history founding the original Bitcoin ATM network as a computer science student in Canada, going to YC, and becoming an American citizen. We dive into the details of Efani, his new company, which provides $99 a month US eSIM phone plans with an 11-factor process for SIM swapping that makes it very difficult to SIM jack their customers.

    It was great learning more about Haseeb's journey and how Efani is able to provide more secure SIM cards for its customers.

    As always, this show is provided as entertainment and does not constitute legal, financial, or tax advice or any form of endorsement or suggestion. Crypto has risks and you alone are responsible for doing your research and making your own decisions.

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    Efani

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Andrew Huang, Founder of Conduit

    Andrew Huang, Founder of Conduit

    My guest today is Andrew Huang, founder of Conduit.

    Conduit is a rollup as a service provider, which lets anyone deploy their own rollup in only a few clicks. Conduit operates Zora, Aevo, Mode, Frame, Public Goods Network, and several other rollups, and each of these ships with a suite of helpful infrastructure like robust RPCs, block explorers.

    On this episode, Andrew and I discuss the ins-and-outs of 1-click L2 and L3 rollups deployments, the costs of running a Superchain rollup, and the different data availability options available today, including L1, Celestia, and AnyTrust. Andrew also shares how he gained the experience required to run a complex service like Conduit.

    It was great getting a chance to learn from Andrew. I hope you enjoy the show.

    This episode is sponsored by Daimo. Daimo is building a stablecoin personal bank. Their small team is shipping quickly and is looking to make their first engineering hire. Daimo prides itself on self-custody and free and open source software. Their mission is to deliver liberatory cryptography to a global audience. If you're passionate about real-world ethereum, reach out to founders@daimo.com. And if you'd like to know more about the founders DC and Nalin, you can search DAIMO on web3galaxybrain.com and listen back to the fascinating episode we recorded together a few months ago. My thanks to Daimo for sponsoring this episode. Email founders@daimo.com if you're an engineer interested in joining the team.

    As always, this show is provided as entertainment and does not constitute legal, financial, or tax advice or any form of endorsement or suggestion. Crypto has risks and you alone are responsible for doing your research and making your own decisions.

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    Daimo - founders@daimo.com
    Conduit

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jango, Co-Founder of Juicebox, Revnets, Defifa, and Bananapus

    Jango, Co-Founder of Juicebox, Revnets, Defifa, and Bananapus

    My guest today is Jango, co-founder of Juicebox Protocol, Revnets, Defifa, and Bananpus.

    Launched in 2021, Juicebox is a programmable fundraising protocol that has processed more than $180 million of contributions to over 1000 projects, from culture DAOs to open source projects. Most recently, Juicebox Protocol facilitated over 300 ETH in donations to the legal defense fund for Tornado Cash developers Alexey Pertsev and Roman Storm.

    Juicebox's core mechanic issues receipt tokens for each contribution to a given project, which can be redeemed at a later date for a portion of the remaining treasury. Issuance schedules can be defined onchain up-front, making possible trustless token launches and clear onchain relationships between project founders and contributors.

    On today's episode, Jango joins me to discuss a bunch of new projects that have emerged from the Juicebox ecosystem. Bananapus, Juicebox's much anticipated cross-chain evolution, will enable contributing funds to a project on any L2, while maintaing Juicebox's trustless receipt token mechanics. Revnets, a fully automated form of Juicebox project, will replace DAO governance with predefined and immutable token issuance rules, simplifying project diligence and ongoing maintenance for project creators and contributors. Finally Bannyverse, a new NFT project, will bring Juicebox's beloved Banny the banana mascot onchain with a plethora of customizable accessories, with unique wearables for each L2 chain.

    It was fantastic catching up with Jango about all of the exciting projects he's been working on over the past year. I hope you enjoy the show.

    This episode of Web3 Galaxy Brain is sponsored by Zapper. Zapper is a smart block explorer that allows you to view the chain in a simple and human-readable way. Track your NFT and DeFi portfolio, search any Ethereum address, discover new opportunities, and trade, all from one place. Try Zapper on the web at zapper.xyz, or download the Zapper mobile app from the Apple App Store and Google Play! See you onchain! My thanks to Zapper for supporting Web3 Galaxy Brain.

    As always, this show is provided as entertainment and does not constitute legal, financial, or tax advice or any form of endorsement or suggestion. Crypto has risks and you alone are responsible for doing your research and making your own decisions.

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    Revnets (link 2)
    Bannyverse
    Bananapus
    Juicebox

    • 1 hr 12 min

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Must listen to stay up to date in Web3

Nicholas’s podcast is a must listen to. He has the amazing ability to ask the right level of questions of his guest to make clear to the audience, extremely technical concepts in Web3 wallet innovation. At times I find myself wishing there was a diagram to visualize what is being discussed and would welcome this is in a video format.

dingus1776 ,

Breaks down the latest in a digestible way

If you’re looking for a podcast to explain the latest developments and technologies in the web3 space, this one is for you. The host does a great job of ensuring the discussion is digestible for the listener. Having been in crypto since 2017, this podcast is a winner I’ll continue to listen to.

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One of the best dev focused crypto podcasts

In addition to “Devs Do Something” and “Into the Bytecode”, web3 galaxy brain is one of the best podcasts for devs in the EVM space

Often brings in smaller guests that are on the cutting edge, but the host is on top of the trends and asks great questions

If you’re a dev in crypto, this needs to be in your rotation!

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