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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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    Cassandra Heart, Founder of Quilibrium

    Cassandra Heart, Founder of Quilibrium

    My guest today is Cassandra Heart, founder of Quilibrium and part-time contributor at Merkle Manufactory, creators of Farcaster.

    On today's episode, Cassie and I dive into Quilibrium, a decentralized platform as a service protocol that aims to enable developers to store data and run uncensorable apps.

    We discuss Cassie's extensive background building cryptography products, and how this experience and the myriad cryptographic developments since the advent of Bitcoin and Ethereum enable a new type of world computer. We touch on various technical aspects of Quilibrium's architecture, and zoom out to see how these pieces create a substantially new virtual medium for software.

    It was great getting to know more about Quilibrium from it's Benevolent Dictator, Cassie. 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.

    Links


    Hosted by @nicholas
    Quillibrium blog
    Quilibrium on Farcaster
    Lamport timestamps
    MPC-in-the-Head based Zero Knowledge Proofs - Amit Sahai, UCLA

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Jong-Kai Yang, Co-Founder of HackMD

    Jong-Kai Yang, Co-Founder of HackMD

    My guests today is Jong-Kai Yang, founder of HackMD.



    HackMD is a multiplayer plain text editor on the web. People use HackMD to collaborate on text notes, share read-only documentation, and collect feedback from commenters. HackMD plays especially nicely with markdown and other common markup languages, making the documents one produces in HackMD highly portable.



    On this episode, Jong-Kai explains the origins of HackMD and how people are using HackMD today. We learn how HackMD situates itself amidst other tools in the space, and Jong-Kai shares some lesser known features hidden inside.



    It was great getting to know more about HackMD and the team that's building it. 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.

    • 54 min
    Luke Miles, Co-founder of Rug.Fun and Mint.Fun

    Luke Miles, Co-founder of Rug.Fun and Mint.Fun

    My guest today is Luke Miles, creator of rug.fun, meme.market, mint.fun, and context.app.

    On this episode, Luke and I run through the history of applications he's created on Ethereum and the EVM. We discuss the recent sale of mint.fun to zora, and go in depth on his two latest memecoin related projects, meme.market and rug.fun.

    It was a pleasure catching up with Luke who is shipping thought provoking experimental apps and games on the EVM. 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.

    Links


    Hosted by @nicholas
    Luke
    rug.fun
    Rug.fun contracts

    • 1 hr 21 min
    0xTranqui and Salief Lewis, Co-Founders of River

    0xTranqui and Salief Lewis, Co-Founders of River

    My guests today are 0xTranqui aka Max and Salief Lewis, two of the four co-founders of Lifeworld, the startup that's creating River.

    River is a blockchain media protocol. In its launch configuration, users can sign in with Privy, register accounts on a smart contract on Optimism, and post references to IPFS-hosted media as calldata to a smart contract on Arbitrum Nova. The team's first-party UI, river.ph, evokes social media collection website are.na.

    It was great getting to know more about River at such an early stage. 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.

    Links

    Hosted by @nicholas
    River

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Pete Horne, Founder of 4th.Energy

    Pete Horne, Founder of 4th.Energy

    My guest today is Pete Horne, founder of 4th Energy.

    Pete is a veteran programmer who thinks deeply about the EVM and computation. With 4th.energy, Pete is exploring how the EVM can be used to serve applications directly from the blockchain. In this vision, application data is verifiably stored on one or multiple of the EVMs connected to L1 Ethereum. With this technology, programmers and users would be able to permissionlessly distribute and run user-facing applications without the gatekeeping limitations of app stores or centralized cloud providers. By transforming the EVM into a dynamic application server, 4th.Energy threatens to truly deliver on censorship resistant dapps — a substantial step beyond the more limited horizons of today's smart contracts.

    This conversation was recorded shortly after Pete announced that he would be disconinuing the project. However, for listeners who enjoy the conversation, I have great news. I've since heard from Pete that he is resuscitating the project and continuing the journey. Visit 4th.energy for the latest news.

    It was wonderful getting to learn more about Pete and his mind-expanding project. 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.

    Links


    Hosted by @nicholas
    4th.energy
    horneps on Farcaster
    Pete's website

    • 1 hr 41 min
    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.

    Links


    Hosted by @nicholas
    Alex Masmej
    Drakula

    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

vizzy8787 ,

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.

The Three Marketeers ,

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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