June 15, 2021
Today on Founders of Web 3, we talk to Juan Benet of Protocol Labs, the founder of Filecoin, an open-source cloud storage marketplace, protocol, and cryptocurrency, built to make the web more secure, and efficient.
Jamie Burke and Juan Benet discuss the future of the decentralised Cloud, the new data economy, data as an asset for DeFi, IPFS and decentralised storage for NFTs, and their exciting new accelerator partnership with Outlier Ventures.
June 7, 2021
We talk to Johan Unger of Meme.com, the home of meme markets and trend exploration. Meme.com uses crypto and entertainment to measure the value of content, and aims to rewards users for curating and discovering social trends.
Jamie and Johan discuss building startups in Europe, the creation of Marble.cards, the importance of community, the advent of meme stocks, and tokens, like AMC, GameStop and Doge, and how creating a platform for memetic assets will allow for users to predict the long term value of online trends.
May 24, 2021
Today on Founders of Web3, we talk to Itamar Lesuisse of Argent, the open-source crypto-wallet designed for DeFi, allowing you to earn, exchange & invest.
We discuss the mainstream adoption of DeFi, and DeFi protocols, and the first hurdle of adoption by crypto-users. Empowering users to control and prosper from their digital assets and identity, competitors as a consideration for development, and the advantages to creating a startup from a blank sheet.
May 17, 2021
On this episode of FOW3, we're talking to Tegan Kline, co-founder of Edge & Node, comprised of the team behind The Graph Protocol, they create and support protocols and dApps that empower individuals, developers, and look to move humanity further into a decentralised web.
We discuss sub-graphs, the importance of Open APIs, strengthening The Graph Protocol through indexer and delegator adoption, the Web2 exodus, and utilising a grants system over an ecosystem fund.
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May 4, 2021
In this episode of Founders of Web 3, we talk to Jim McNelis, (j1mmyeth). As the founder of NFT42, we discuss the importance of bringing NFTs fully on-chain, how the current state of the technology is like ‘painting on cave walls with mashed berry juice’, and how IPFS is analogous to BitTorrent.
We also discuss the dangers of onboarding large brands to unrefined tech, the importance of creator royalties, composability for the future of NFTs, projects like CryptoPunks and Avastars as the DNA for an Open Metaverse, collaboration with John Orion Young (JOY), and much more.
April 27, 2021
Cameron Bale is the founder of NFT.Kred - a platform designed to create simple channels to market for Non-Fungible Tokens and Digital Assets. He talks about onboarding influencers and celebrities to the NFT market, creating events and communities for technological adoption, and enterprise onboarding.
We discuss solving the three problems for NFT adoption, accounting for an emerging space for the music industry, putting on a premium blockchain events, NFT.NYC, and building the connection between the ICO community and the NFT community.
April 21, 2021
Alexander Mitrovich, founder of Unique Networks talks about their NFT Palette modules, solving for the Ethereum gas problem, the importance of a flexible blockchain, democratizing NFTs, and how Unique Networks will provide the platform for the future of NFTs to be brought to the mass-market.
We also talk about their continued success with Substrapunks, building a wallet and NFT marketplace on Polkadot, and how the generative NFT art project has allowed them to focus on the success of their mainnet.
April 1, 2021
Jack O’Holleran talks about how they have navigated various market cycles, deliberately not launching a token during 2017 ICO mania but still securing the backing of the likes of Mulitcoin, Winklevoss Twins and Galaxy Digital to go on to make it easier for any developer to build on Ethereum through layer 2 SKALE blockchains.
We talk about their continued success with over $2.7 bn staked, making it one of the top 20 proof-of-stake networks globally, his hopes for ETH 2 and why, despite new entrants like Polkadot or Flow, he is still bullish on the future of the network.
March 24, 2021
This episode, we speak to Arjun Bhuptani, co-creator of MolochDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) created to fund Ethereum 2 grants, and to help solve the coordination problems in funding open-source protocols.
We discuss how most problems stem from coordination, the importance of funding public goods, cost of legal documents vs automated systems allowing for anonymous funding, and treating economics and governance in a scientific way.
March 19, 2021
In this Founders of Web 3 special, Jamie Burke reads his recently published thesis, 'The Open Metaverse OS' a collaborative piece, from across the Outlier Ventures network, discussing the future of NFTs, DeFi and Web3. The book proposes an antidote to Web2, and a thesis, for how we can achieve an Open Metaverse.
The text version can be read at: https://outlierventures.io/research/the-open-metaverse-os/