Luis Cuende, Co-Founder and Core Contributor at Aragon is a self proclaimed ‘Free Software’ lover and hacker. We talk about how DAOs (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations) allow us to govern supranational protocols as ‘digital jurisdictions’, with manifestos and bylaws that remove ambiguities, reduce frictions and the changes of forking of networks. We talk about how these technologies are being experimented with, their convergence with gaming culture and potential to some day challenge the nation state itself.
Ryan Selkis, Founder and CEO of Messari, has been at the heart of the crypto ecosystem since 2014 as entrepreneur, investor and journalist / analyst. As an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys with Joseph Lubin, a founding team member at the industry's most active investor (DCG, Digital Currency Group) and MD of the largest trade media brand (CoinDesk) and conference Consensus, he has been pivotal in making the industry what it is today. Now at Messari he has been working tirelessly to bring professional grade transparency and research to an opaque market. We talk about whether regulators can ever keep up with innovation in crypto and could Covid19 be the accelerant for Web 3 adoption and the next bullrun.
Host Jamie talks to Boris Mann, CEO and Co-Founder of Fission who is helping developers build powerful web native apps in Web 3. They discuss what the pragmatic application of Web 3 technology means, whether or not it fixes the problems of Web 2 and what it means to be part of it.
Lou Kerner is Co-Founder and Partner at CryptoMondays. He shares with Jamie his views on how DAOs are evolving and where they are headed. They also discuss why we’re going to see a huge explosion in value following the crypto winter.
Jake Brukhman is Founder of CoinFund which has been investing in blockchain since 2016. Through his unique experience in computer science, quantitative trading and product management at places like Amazon, he and his team have developed an approach to Web 3 called ‘Network Lifecycle Investing’, where they work with startups in both an early stage venture capacity but also helping bootstrap networks as they mature. He talks about ‘dogfooding’ Web 3 tech like DAOs, as the 3rd member of Moloch DAO, and actively participating in staking or mining in networks like Live Peer. As a visual artist and creative himself we go deep into his passion and investment thesis in Digital Art and NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens).
Maria is an Uruguayan scientist and Web 3 Founder who launched the UK’s first 5G UK Testbed out of Kings College London in 2017 and has run several pilots with the likes of The European Space Agency. She is also Co-Founder of Weaver Labs. At Weaver Labs they are building a decentralised connectivity marketplace that accelerates both the public and private sectors mission for greater diversification in supply chains for improved security and competition in 5G. She talks about why you can’t have a truly decentralised internet without first decentralising networking infrastructure and its importance to ‘connectivity inclusion’ into the digital economy.
How a Simple Proposal ERC 20 Birthed the ICO Wave & How to Mainstream Web 3, Fabian Vogelsteller of LUKSO
We talk with Fabian Vogelsteller, core contributor to the Ethereum protocol who has created some of the most used and impactful innovations in Web 3 from the ERC 20 standard (over 250k deployed, 4 of which market cap over $1bn) to the Ethereum Wallet (100m wallets) and Web3.js (over 50k projects, double Facebook’s Machine Learning Diary). Now Founder of LUKSO he explains why his next goal is to onboard mainstream users, and in particular women, into Web 3 as well as fixing ICOs with the rICO (reverse ICO) this time in collaboration with regulators.
Artur Sychov,Founder & CEO of Somnium Space talks about the convergence of blockchain with AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) to go well beyond the early visions of Second Life to realise an interconnected virtual world, The Metaverse, with security of ownership, authenticity of origin for our digital goods and wealth. He also talks about how Somnium is focused on delivering a truly persistent experience and how they address the digital immortality of users.
Kyle Samani, Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital discusses the future of Web 3 with host Jamie, describing it as the most direct way humanity's ever invented to explicitly codify incentives into software. They explore the history of the web, the future of the web and what they think is going to be needed to get there.
Nischal Shetty the Founder of WazirX, India's largest crypto exchange, talks about its challenges operating in a restricted business environment, and his role in lobbying and succeeding regulatory change. He also shares about his journey as a serial web entrepreneur, what's different running a Web 3 startup and his multi million dollar partnership and venture fund with Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, to make India a leading crypto nation.