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Web3 Innovators is an informative podcast where the host, Web3 Labs founder and CEO, Conor Svensson talks to guests who have made significant contributions to the blockchain ecosystem. Find out what inspires these innovators, get their thoughts on the latest industry news and events spanning crypto, blockchain, protocols, DeFi, NFTs, DAOs and IoT.

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Web3 Innovators is an informative podcast where the host, Web3 Labs founder and CEO, Conor Svensson talks to guests who have made significant contributions to the blockchain ecosystem. Find out what inspires these innovators, get their thoughts on the latest industry news and events spanning crypto, blockchain, protocols, DeFi, NFTs, DAOs and IoT.

    Creating a Web3 Content Network with Leonard Kish

    Creating a Web3 Content Network with Leonard Kish

    In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Leonard Kish co-founder of the Cortex Network.

    Cortex is a Web3 content network that provides a scalable, provable, private, user-centric and affordable network for publishing, finding and updating content.

    In the conversation Conor and Leo discuss the various components to the Cortex network, why Hierarchical Deterministic wallets are a key building block for them and who the initial batch of creators are on the network.

    The current centralised models used for publishing content online are far from ideal, Leo’s perspectives on how Cortex is challenging this approach are great to hear.

    Find out more about Cortex here.

    Watch the video here.

    To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook', head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators

    • 51 min
    The Stablecoin Landscape with Marius Ciubotariu

    The Stablecoin Landscape with Marius Ciubotariu

    In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Marius Ciubotariu, Founder of Hubble Protocol. Hubble is a DeFi protocol on Solana that provides a censorship-resistant stablecoin USDH.

    Topics covered in the discussion include:

    - How DeFi benefits the end user
    - Why censorship resistance is such an important topic
    - The stablecoin landscape, and how Hubble’s USDH stablecoin fits into it
    - How collateralised stablecoins backed by cryptocurrencies should be
    - Other types of assets that could be collateralised on-chain in the future

    Marius is a technologist with a deep passion for finance and building products to benefit the end users, if you want to get a better understanding of stablecoins and DeFi, we thoroughly recommend you listen to this episode!

    Find out more about Hubble Protocol here.

    Watch the podcast here.

    To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook', head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators

    • 45 min
    What's next for DeFi? with Amit Chaudhary

    What's next for DeFi? with Amit Chaudhary

    In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Amit Chaudhary, Head of DeFi Research at Polygon.

    Amit has had the good fortune of being able to study DeFi protocols since 2017 initially as part of his PhD research, and now at Polygon.

    During the conversation Conor and Amit discuss a number of topics such as:

    - Why usability of DeFi is trailing protocol development
    - What are the key risks that should be articulated with DeFi
    - What are some of the DeFi native products that will help bring better price stability to crypto assets

    The growth of the DeFi ecosystem is absolutely fascinating, we know you'll enjoy hearing Amit's perspectives on it.

    Watch the podcast here.

    Find out more about Polygon here.

    To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook', head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Mental Models to Evaluate Blockchain Platforms with Melanie Marsollier

    Mental Models to Evaluate Blockchain Platforms with Melanie Marsollier

    In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Melanie Marsollier, Senior Product Manager (Blockchain) at Splunk.

    Melanie has been immersed in Web3 since 2014 when she first came across Bitcoin. She  started working in Bitcoin startups before transitioning into being a technologist at EY. She has since joined Splunk to drive their blockchain efforts.

    In the conversation Conor and Mel discuss the blockchain trends she’s seen over the past 7 years, mental models for assessing blockchain platforms and what the future may hold with respect to Web3 network services.

    Given Melanie’s breadth of experience, we're sure you’ll find some of her discussion points really useful.

    Watch the video here.

    Find out more about Splunk here.

    To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook', head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators

    • 44 min
    Web3 Innovators - Conor Svensson and Marc Blinder

    Web3 Innovators - Conor Svensson and Marc Blinder

    In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Marc Blinder, AIKON CEO & ORE Core Contributor.

    AIKON is building cross-chain identity and wallet solutions for Web3.

    In the conversation, Conor and Marc talk about some of the fundamental UX challenges users face with Web3 and why it resulted in the creation of the ORE Network and AIKON. They discuss how AIKON go about hiding users from many of the complexities of Web3 and why gamers are a great audience to go after.

    They also cover why UX and DeFi are more important than ever, given the events in the crypto markets that took place in May and June of this year.

    It was great to hear Marc’s perspectives in this episode and we're sure you'll enjoy it.

    Watch the video here.

    Find out more about AIKON here.

    To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook', head to https://www.web3labs.com/innovators

    • 55 min
    Web3 Innovators - Conor Svensson and Yannis Smaragdakis

    Web3 Innovators - Conor Svensson and Yannis Smaragdakis

    In this episode of Web3 Innovators, Conor Svensson, Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, talks to Yannis Smaragdakis, Co-founder of Dedaub.

    Yannis is an entrepreneur and researcher specialising in programming languages and software engineering. Off the back of his work researching smart contract vulnerabilities, he co-founded Dedaub.

    Dedaub is a leader in smart contract security providing tooling for vulnerability analysis of smart contracts and auditing services.

    In the discussion Conor and Yannis unpack why Ethereum was so fascinating to him as a program analysis researcher, the many different attack vectors for Web3, the challenges associated with smart contract auditing and why Web3 attracts the world’s very best programmers.

    It's fantastic to learn from such a knowledgeable expert and get an insight into his world, we're sure you’ll never look at smart contracts or Web3 in the same way again!

    Watch the podcast here.

    Find out more about Dedaub here - www.dedaub.com

    To order your copy of the Number 1 Best Seller 'The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook, head to www.web3labs.com/innovators

    • 51 min

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