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A podcast tapping the brains of leaders across all verticals in the digital asset industry. Hosted by Tom Shaughnessy, Piers Kicks, and the team at Delphi Digital.

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A podcast tapping the brains of leaders across all verticals in the digital asset industry. Hosted by Tom Shaughnessy, Piers Kicks, and the team at Delphi Digital.

    Tangent: Investing in Web3 Founders as an Angel Collective w/ Jason Choi

    Tangent: Investing in Web3 Founders as an Angel Collective w/ Jason Choi

    Jason Choi is the Co-founder of Tangent, a collective of successful founders and experienced operators in crypto, investing in Web3 founders. We discuss the premise for an angel collective over other structures, sourcing and filtering deals, potentially scaling Tangent’s structure, and much more.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction.

    (00:01:23) – Jason’s experience at Spartan Group.

    (00:07:27) – What is Tangent?

    (00:13:20) – Landing the perfect deal.

    (00:16:52) – Sourcing and filtering deals.

    (00:22:38) – Scaling Tangent.

    (00:24:24) – Adding value to founders / Profit-taking.

    (00:29:41) – Thoughts on investment DAOs.

    (00:42:05) – Investing in the application layer.

    (00:46:30) – Why start Tangent vs. being an angel investor?

    (00:48:00) – Closing thoughts.

    Social links:


    Jason’s Twitter
    Tangent Twitter

    Resources:


    Tangent Website
    What is Tangent? 
    Tangent Application Form 

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    • 49 min
    Soulbound Tokens: The Basis of a Decentralized Society w/ Glen Weyl

    Soulbound Tokens: The Basis of a Decentralized Society w/ Glen Weyl

    In this episode, we dive into Soulbound Tokens (SBTs) with Glen Weyl, Co-author of Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul. We discuss the definition of souls & SBTs, the concerns around SBTs, the range of its potential uses, and much more.

    Glen Weyl is a Political Economist and Principal Researcher at Microsoft, the Founder of RadicalxChange Foundation, and Co-author of Radical Markets.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Glen’s background.

    (00:02:45) – Introduction to SBTs.

    (00:06:55) – The what and why of SBTs.

    (00:17:53) – Standardization of SBTs.

    (00:21:35) – Potential use-cases for SBTs.

    (00:32:54) – Unlocking the creator economy.

    (00:40:46) – What are souls?

    (00:43:09) – Concerns about SBTs.

    (00:46:26) – Countering malicious SBTs.

    (00:49:43) – Key recovery tools.

    Resources:


    Glen’s Twitter
    Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul 
    Glen’s Website
    Vitalik on Soulbound Tokens

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    • 56 min
    Civitas: A Play and Earn Community-Driven 4X Strategy Game

    Civitas: A Play and Earn Community-Driven 4X Strategy Game

    In this episode, we sit down with Kent Byers, CPO of Civitas, a play & earn community-driven 4X strategy game. We dive into Civitas gameplay, Kent’s thoughts on Web3 gaming, critiques of crypto games, and much more!

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Kent’s background.

    (00:09:01) – What is Civitas?

    (00:12:07) – Views on Web3 gaming.

    (00:17:38) – Overview of gameplay.

    (00:29:44) – The Civitas team.

    (00:35:15) – Building enduring economies.

    (00:39:01) – Critiques of crypto games.

    (00:44:45) – SubDAOs and espionage.

    (00:50:20) – Civitas roadmap.

    (00:52:26) – Rapid fire questions.

    Social links:


    Kent’s Twitter
    Civitas Twitter

    Resources:


    Civitas Website 
    Civitas Whitepaper
    Civitas Linktree

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    💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter
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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Killroy Was Here: Secret Network’s First Feature Film NFT w/ Kevin Smith

    Killroy Was Here: Secret Network’s First Feature Film NFT w/ Kevin Smith

    In this episode, Tommy Shaughnessy and Nick Steenstra host Kevin Smith (Director of Clerks, Dogma and Tusk) and Guy Zyskind (Co-founder of Secret Network) to discuss Kevin’s new film Killroy Was Here, the first feature film released as an NFT on Secret Network. We cover ownership rights for Killroy NFT holders, Hollywood coming to Web3, bringing up the next generation of filmmakers, and much more.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction / Kevin’s history in Web3.

    (00:04:47) – Secret Network’s Unique NFT mechanisms.

    (00:11:10) – How Web3 clicked for a traditional film director.

    (00:21:12) – Ownership and rights for Killroy NFT holders.

    (00:28:45) – Bringing up the next generation of filmmakers.

    (00:36:45) – On community funding and making Moose Jaws.

    (00:41:08) – Hollywood coming to Web3.

    (00:47:05) – Revenue and governance of Web3 films.

    (00:57:41) – Relating with the audience.

    (01:11:10) – Privacy with NFTs on Secret Network.

    (01:16:20) – Separation of funds and creativity.

    (01:20:14) – Advice for filmmakers starting in Web3.

    (01:22:12) – How to get a Killroy Was Here NFT.

    Social links:


    Kevin Smith's Twitter
    Guy Zyskind's Twitter
    Killroy Was Here Twitter
    Secret Network Twitter

    Resources:


    Killroy Was Here Website
    Secret Network Website
    Legendao Discord

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ethereum & Celestia: Designing Modular Stacks

    Ethereum & Celestia: Designing Modular Stacks

    In this episode, Jon Charbonneau hosts John Adler (Co-founder of Celestia) and Dankrad Feist (Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation) for a technical deep dive into designing modular blockchain stacks. The conversation is focused on understanding the subtle differences and design considerations between Celestia and Ethereum, covering fraud proofs versus KZG commitments, the importance of validator sets, Celestiums, and much more.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction.

    (00:01:57) – On Data Availability (DA) and settlement.

    (00:14:36) – Having a base asset that builds economic security from capturing fees.

    (00:22:00) – Thoughts on L2 settlement & recursive L3 rollups as a strategy.

    (00:29:10) – Celestia’s fraud proofs vs. Ethereum’s KZG commitments.

    (00:42:53) – Tendermint vs. Gasper – the importance of validator sets.

    (00:55:08) – Thoughts on Celestiums.

    (01:03:48) – Closing thoughts.

    Social links:


    Dankrad’s Twitter
    John’s Twitter
    Ethereum Foundation Twitter
    Celestia Twitter

    Resources:


    Ethereum Foundation Website
    Celestia Website
    Celestia Github
    Article on Fraud & DA Proofs
    Our Previous Interview with John 
    Celestia on DISRUPTORS 

    More


    📺 Watch Video Interviews
    💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter
    ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter
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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Navigating the Challenges of Crypto Regulation w/ SEC Commissioner Hestor Peirce

    Navigating the Challenges of Crypto Regulation w/ SEC Commissioner Hestor Peirce

    In this episode, Tommy Shaughnessy and Sarah Brennan, sit down with Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner of the SEC to dive into the crypto regulatory landscape. We discuss the role of the SEC, defining decentralization, Commissioner Peirce’s Token Safe Harbor proposal, and much more!

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction and disclaimer.

    (00:01:00) – The role of the SEC in crypto regulation.

    (00:06:42) – Developers avoiding the United States.

    (00:11:17) – Thoughts on decentralization and technology.

    (00:16:26) – The Token Safe Harbor Proposal.

    (00:21:23) – Accredited investor laws & affecting change.

    (00:27:31) – Critiques of crypto / Defining decentralization.

    (00:38:06) – Motivation for being commissioner.

    (00:44:58) – Balancing the SEC Mandates.

    (00:50:48) – Other countries' regulations & global coordination.

    (00:57:59) – Closing.

    Resources:


    Commissioner Peirce’s Twitter
    Commissioner Peirce’s Biography
    Token Safe Harbor Proposal 2.0

    More


    📺 Watch Video Interviews
    💬 Follow Delphi Podcast on Twitter
    ✅ Follow Delphi Digital on Twitter
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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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