Podcast Overview

The Metaverse Podcast

outlierventures

A new web is emerging that goes well beyond just Bitcoin, Ethereum, and money, but promises an entirely new computing paradigm, and data economy. The Metaverse Podcast is a series hosted by Outlier Ventures Founder & CEO Jamie Burke where he introduces you to the founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and the policymakers that are shaping Web 3, the Open Metaverse, and the future of digital interaction.

Episodes

Accessible Web3, with Ahmed Al-Balaghi of Biconomy

On this special midweek episode, we talk to Ahmed Al-Balaghi, founder of Biconomy a project accelerating Web3 adoption by making all its components more composable, interoperabl...

14 Oct 2021

A Future of Fluf, with Aaron McDonald of Non-Fungible Labs

This week, we talk to Aaron McDonald of Non-Fungible Labs, a creative studio focused on blockchain, crypto and NFTs, from Auckland, New Zealand. The team at Non-Fungible Labs lo...

11 Oct 2021

Metaverse Maximalism, with Anthony Pompliano of The Pomp Podcast

Today we are joined by the founder of The Pomp Podcast & The Best Business Show, Anthony Pompliano. Anthony is an entrepreneur and investor, building and selling numerous compan...

4 Oct 2021

DeFi to MetaFi, with Diane Dai of DODO

Today we are joined by Diane Dai, founder of DODO, an on-chain decentralized exchange & liquidity provider, powered by the Proactive Market Making (PMM) algorithm. DODO is desig...

27 Sep 2021

Art for DeFi, with Pplpleasr of PleasrDAO

In today's episode of The Metaverse Podcast, we talk to Pplpleasr, of PleasrDAO - a collective of DeFi leaders, early NFT collectors and digital artists who acquire culturally s...

20 Sep 2021

WIRED on the Metaverse, with Saira Mueller of WIRED Magazine

Today We talk to Saira Meuller, Gaming Editor of WIRED Magazine, reaching more than 30 million people each month, aiming to be the essential source of information and ideas that...

13 Sep 2021

Hedge Funds on Crypto, with Raoul Pal of Real Vision Group

In this episode, we talk to Raoul Pal, founder of Real Vision Group, a media production and aggregation team that are creating a place where the world’s most successful investor...

7 Sep 2021

Documenting the Early Metaverse, with Benjamin Bertram Goldman of InVision

On this week's episode, Jamie Burke talks to Benjamin Bertram Goldman, co-founder of Blockfeed, and creative director at InVision, a unified design platform powering the world’s...

31 Aug 2021

Bringing NFTs & Blockchain to TikTok, with Roneil Rumburg of Audius

This week, we talk to Roneil Rumburg, CEO and co-founder of Audius, a decentralized music streaming platform that allows for direct transactions between listeners and creators, ...

25 Aug 2021

Replacing Web 2 Infrastructure, with Al Morris of Koii Network

Today we talk to Al Morris, founder of Koii Network, who are building a decentralized network that can replace traditional Web 2 infrastructure including social media, search, a...

18 Aug 2021

Understanding the Crypto Market, with Ambre Soubiran of Kaiko

In this episode, Jamie Burke is joined by Ambre Soubiran, founder of Kaiko, a cryptocurrency market data provider for institutional investors and enterprises. Kaiko aims to be t...

10 Aug 2021

Gamifying DeFi, with Jesse Johnson of PixelCraft Studios

Jesse Johnson is the Founder and COO of PixelCraft Studios, a gaming studio and publisher who develop and created Aavegotchi in collaboration with Stani Kulechov’s AAVE. Jesse J...

26 Jul 2021

Simplifying Web 3 Development, with Greg Marlin of Idexo

Today, Jamie Burke speaks to Greg Marlin, CEO of Idexo, the project building a simplified developer experience for any blockchain, with one meta token and one meta SDK for all t...

19 Jul 2021

Building the Coinbase for NFTs, with Peter Wood of CoinBurp

In this episode, Jamie Burke is joined by Peter Wood, founder of CoinBurp, a multifaceted project with one of the highest-rated CeFi crypto exchange platforms in Europe, and soo...

12 Jul 2021

The Filecoin Base Camp Accelerator, with Colin Evran & Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke talks to Colin Evran on the brand new Filecoin Base Camp Accelerator, platforming new startups to the Filecoin ecosystem, helping grow decentralised file storage and...

5 Jul 2021

The New Data Economy, with Juan Benet of Protocol Labs

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 mak...

15 Jun 2021

Exploring the Meme Economy, with Johan Unger of Meme.com

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 u...

7 Jun 2021

Building the Gateway to Decentralised Finance, with Itamar Lesuisse of Argent

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 mains...

24 May 2021

Curating a Web3 Ecosystem, with Tegan Kline of Edge & Node

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 th...

17 May 2021

The Innovation of On-Chain NFTs, with Jim McNelis of NFT42

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 sta...

4 May 2021

Community, Events and Marketing for NFTs, with Cameron Bale of NFT.Kred & NFT.NYC

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 influence...

27 Apr 2021

Building the NFT Parachain, with Alexander Mitrovich of Unique Networks

Alexander Mitrovich, founder of Unique Networks talks about their NFT Palette modules, solving for the Ethereum gas problem, the importance of a flexible blockchain, democratizi...

21 Apr 2021

Building a Decentralized Cloud for Ethereum, with Jack O'Holleran of Skale Labs

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 o... more

1 Apr 2021

The Sustainable Governance Experiment, with Arjun Bhuptani of MolochDAO

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 coordin... more

24 Mar 2021

A FOW3 Special: The Open Metaverse OS Audiobook, with Jamie Burke of Outlier Ventures

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, disc...

19 Mar 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions in Crypto, with Joe Lallouz of Bison Trails

We talk with Joe Lallouz about Bison Trail’s recent acquisition by Coinbase, and why it is a net good for the wider crypto ecosystem. As a serial founder, who has now enjoyed mu... more

15 Mar 2021

Building a DEX 2.0 on the Polkadot Network, Vivek Prasannan of Polkadex

Vivek, Executive Director of Polkadex, discusses how, by leveraging the benefits of building on Polkadot and taking the best of centralised exchanges such as order books and com... more

10 Mar 2021

Creating Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchains, with Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon (Matic Network)

Jamie talks to Sandeep who founded Matic Network, now Polygon, about building a layer 2 network for sidechains, rollups and blockchains in a mission to fix Ethereum’s transactio... more

8 Mar 2021

Building Direct-to-Avatar in the Metaverse, with Ryan Gill of Crucible

Today, we talk to Ryan Gill, co-founder of Crucible Network who are pioneering direct-to-avatar commerce in the Metaverse. We discuss the importance of innovations in self-sov... more

1 Mar 2021

The Case for a Permaweb, with Sam Williams of Arweave

We talk to Sam cofounder of Arweave about their radically different approach to DApps (decentralized applications) as DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), how he belie... more

22 Feb 2021

Rolling out a Global Permissionless IoT Protocol, with Amir Haleem of Helium

We talk to Amir who (alongside Shawn Fanning of Napster fame) founded Helium the world's first peer-to-peer wireless network and their decade journey to flip the telco model and... more

11 Feb 2021

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) for Centralized Institutions (CeFi) with Brian Mahoney of Alkemi

We explore crossing the 'crypto chasm', enabling hundreds of billions of dollars to flow from CeFi to DeFi by solving the problem of ‘The 3 Cs’: Capital, Connectivity and Contro... more

2 Feb 2021

Understanding the NFT Market, its Standards & Technical Trade-offs, with Alex Atallah of OpenSea

We discuss with Alex Atallah, founder and CTO of OpenSea, how the NFT market has evolved as an asset class over the last couple of years, and its various segments from art (whic... more

26 Jan 2021

Taking The Long Hard Path in Launching a Token, with Jason Teutsche of TrueBit

Jason Teutsche is a heavy hitting academic in computer science and mathematics who has spent a large part of his career exploring distributive systems security and incentive des... more

20 Jan 2021

Building the iTunes DApp Store of DeFi, with Brian Kerr of Kava

Brian, cofounder of Kava makes the argument for taking a more permissioned and curated approach to acting as a gatekeeper when onboarding users into formally trusted and verifie... more

18 Jan 2021

Innovating as the 1st Tokenised & Permissionless NFT Platform, with Alex Salnikov of Rarible

Alex is a true crypto native, founding several startups since graduation. We talk about Rarible’s learnings as the first tokenized NFT platform, with $RARI as the first NFT gove... more

13 Jan 2021

Designing the Number One Gaming DApp in the World, with Aleksander Larsen of Axie Infinity

Aleksander cofounder of Axie Infinity talks about how they built the number one blockchain game in the world, now experiencing exponential growth, the design thinking beyond its... more

11 Jan 2021

Blockchain enabled Meta Games, with Robby Yung of Animoca Brands

Robby Yung is CEO of Animoca Brands, a leading mobile gaming studio and publisher who have millions of users and a raft of licensing partnerships with major brands globally. T... more

21 Dec 2020

The Future of DeFi and the role of AMMs and DEX in crypto, with Fernando Martinelli of Balancer Labs

We discuss the importance of AMMs (Automated Market Makers) and DEX (Decentralised Exchanges) to crypto, especially the role of Balancer Smart Pools to allow for price discovery... more

14 Dec 2020

DAOs as the Perfect Expression of Private Ordering of Wealth, with Aaron Wright of OpenLaw

Aaron is a law professor, serial founder and CEO of Open Law, the project behind The LAO (Legal Autonomous Organisation) which pioneered a DAO with a ‘legal wrapper’ to reduce a... more

9 Dec 2020

Making Better Use of the World's Computing Power, with Matt Hawkins of Cudo

As a serial entrepreneur Matt has two decades of scaling cloud infrastructure selling his first company in 2016 which at its peak was handling 1% of all UK web traffic. During t... more

7 Dec 2020

The Data Trade & its Extinction Event, with Gilbert Hill of TapMyData

Gilbert is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer of Privacy Tech for over two decades advising large corporations, advertising agencies and governments on data ethics and their exec...

1 Dec 2020

The Internet Computer & Open Internet Services, with Dominic Williams of Dfinity

We talk to Dominic Williams CEO of DFinity about his vision for 'The Internet Computer', inspired by the Ethereum world computer, but fundamentally architected in a different wa... more

25 Nov 2020

The Importance of Data Infrastructure for Web 3, with Yaniv Tal of The Graph

Yaniv, co-founder of The Graph Protocol, talks about the importance of making sure the full Web 3 stack is as decentralised as possible, the indexing and querying of data, and h... more

16 Nov 2020

Making Smart Contracts Secure & Usable at Scale, with Mark Miller of Agoric

We talk to one of the legendary founding fathers of the internet Mark Miller, about his 40+ year career as leading researcher at Xerox PARC, Google, Xanadu, core contributor to ... more

11 Nov 2020

Bringing DeFi Products to Market, with Tascha Punyaneramitdee of Alpha Finance Lab

We talk with Tascha Punyaneramitdee (Pan Pan) about Alpha Finance Lab’s, Bangkok-based, DeFi Studio and how they identify, appraise and execute upon opportunities for new DeFi p... more

9 Nov 2020

Scaling Web 3, with Anatoly Yakovenko of Solona

We talk with Anatoly founder of Solona which claims to be the fastest unpermissioned blockchain in the world (without using sharding) and his 18 year career working as a senior ...

4 Nov 2020

The World’s Most Used DApp, You've Never Heard of, with Alex Newman of Human Protocol

Alex has made major contributions to OSS (Open Source Software) for over 20 years and launched HCAPTCHA, a CAPTCHA tool which now blocks malicious bots for more than 14% of the ... more

2 Nov 2020

Why Web 3 Needs Privacy by Default, with Tor Bair of Secret Network

To Celebrate our 50th Episode, we enjoy a joint podcast with Tor Bair, Founder of The Secret Network, and host of Sharing Secrets Podcast, where we first explore why privacy is ... more

28 Oct 2020

Reclaiming Control Through Data Unions, with Henri Pihkala of Streamr

We speak with Henri, founder of Streamr, and serial entrepreneur in the data economy. We explore how his career in algorithmic trading in capital markets helped him understand t... more

26 Oct 2020

Betting Against Blockchain Maximalism, with Dr. Gavin Wood of Polkadot

Dr. Gavin Wood needs no introduction. Cofounder and CTO of Ethereum, inventor of the Solidity programming language and now Founder of The Web 3 Foundation, Parity Labs, and the ... more

21 Oct 2020

Crypto isn’t decentralised? The Importance of Full Node Infrastructure, with Michael O’Rourke of Pocket Network

Michael O’Rourke is founder of Pocket Network, a decentralized API protocol, and marketplace. We talk about the history of node infrastructure in public blockchain networks, the... more

19 Oct 2020

The Power of Memetics and Social Capital in Crypto, Jordan Lyall of $MEME

Jordan is a serial founder, digital advertising and product designer that has a history of making digital viral hits. This time, he half-jokingly birthed a parody on the crazine... more

14 Oct 2020

Insuring Crypto & Mutualisation of Risk, with Hugh Karp of Nexus Mutual

Hugh is a 15 year insurance industry veteran who launched Nexus Mutual, a decentralised insurance protocol, back in 2017 and, with the advent of DeFi, whose time has come. We ... more

12 Oct 2020

Unbundling Amazon through dCommerce & NFTs, Justin Banon of Boson Protocol

Justin, a physicist and seasoned executive from the loyalty industry (where he built a billion dollar unicorn), has developed a novel cryptographic game and foundational primiti... more

30 Sep 2020

Blockchain Enabled Gaming and Content-as-the-Platform, Sebastien Borget

Sebastien, a serial entrepreneur and gaming veteran talks about his vision for an Open Metaverse. Enabled by blockchain and new models, like play-to-earn, to allow economics bet... more

28 Sep 2020

DeFi-lization of Non Fungible Tokens, Whale Shark of $WHALE

Whale Shark is the pseudo-anonymous founder of the $WHALE NFT collector community, with the largest social currency by market cap in the world, built in just 12 months, and back... more

23 Sep 2020

Why We’ve Only Just Got Started in Web 3, Joseph Lubin of Consensys

Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder & CEO of Consensys, talks about his continuous mission to improve Web 3’s fledgling but critical ‘trust layer’ for the Internet ... more

21 Sep 2020

Building a Responsible Data Economy, Dawn Song of Oasis Labs

Dawn is founder & CEO of Oasis Lab & Network, as well as an award-winning professor at Berkeley, working on world leading research in applied cryptography, security, blockchain ... more

17 Sep 2020

Creating the DeFi Substrate for Polkadot, Bette Chen of Acala Network

Bette co-founder of Acala Network talks us through her teams passionate belief in a multichain universe, being inspired by Gavin Wood, and why they believe Polkadot will both re...

14 Sep 2020

Curating the Social Layer for Crypto Art & NFTs, John Craine of SuperRare

Join some of the world’s most exciting elements of the Web 3 ecosystem, for one-day virtual demos, panels, and more, September 15th & 16th 2020: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/diffu...

10 Sep 2020

Going Over the Top of Central Bank Crypto Currencies, with Premier of Bermuda, Edward David Burt MP

Bermuda is one of the only environments with regulatory equivalence with the US and EU and the ‘Risk capital’ of the world, for insurance and reinsurance. Their Premier, the yo...

7 Sep 2020

Applying a Vertically Driven Approach to Web 3 and DeFi, Stani Kulechov of Aave

Stani talks about why coming out of the Nordics so early Aave (previously ETh Lend) they had no choice but to be community financed and therefore driven as well as the challenge... more

2 Sep 2020

Network Lifecycle Investing, Non Fungible Tokens & Digital Art, Jake Brukhman of CoinFund

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 manag...

26 Aug 2020

Bringing AI Lego to Blockchains, Toby Simpson of Fetch.ai

Toby Simpson is co-founder and COO of Fetch.ai, an open decentralised machine learning network. We talk about his three decades of work in agent based systems: creating MMORGs (...

19 Aug 2020

Building on the Shoulders of Bitcoin, Mark Wilcox of 21e8

Jamie speaks to Mark Wilcox, Founder of 21e8 (The Magic Number Company) the pioneering ecosystem of computational data markets - competitive systems that combine real-time conte... more

17 Aug 2020

Beyond Defi: decentralising global credit markets, Rune Christensen of MakerDAO

Rune founded ‘the central bank of DeFi’, powering the latest crypto cycle (with over $1 billion of collateral), but he has also created the world's most successful DAO (Decentra... more

12 Aug 2020

Engineering token economies for success, Angela Kreitenweis of Token Engineering Community

Angela has a rich background in data led digital product design, venture and business model innovation, founding the global Token Engineering Community and Academy which now hol... more

10 Aug 2020

Empires and Politics in blockchain, Sunny Aggarwal of Cosmos Tendermint

We talk with Sunny, the lead researcher at Tendermint, and core contributor to Cosmos and Cosmos Hub as well as cofounder of Blockchain at Berkeley. We talk about the political ...

5 Aug 2020

Building Institutional Grade & Compliant Products on DeFi, Michael Weber of DIA

Michael is a serial Web 3 founder, since 2014, and one of the rare DeFi entrepreneurs with a background as an actual financial services professional, investment banker and analy... more

3 Aug 2020

Creating ‘the Last Hedge Fund’, via the Hardest Blockchain Powered Data Science Tournament in the World, by Richard Craib Founder of Numerai

We talk about building a 150 year startup in Web 3 from first principles with Richard Craib, Founder of Numerai, and why he chose to apply himself to solving what he sees in the... more

29 Jul 2020

Crypto innovation within large financial institutions and the global regulatory spectrum, Sandro Ro of The Global Blockchain Council

Sandra Ro is a banking OG, serial founder and now CEO of The Global Blockchain Council and leading advocate for, and enablement of, the rapidly maturing crypto industry. We disc... more

28 Jul 2020

Solving the Blockchain Trilemma and The CeFi to DeFi Spectrum, Steven Kokinos of Algorand

Steven is a veteran Web entrepreneur with multiple hundred million dollar startup exits, his first back in 1999. Now he is CEO of Algorand where he is commercialising the innova... more

22 Jul 2020

Powering the DeFi Boom through Universally Connected Smart Contracts, Sergey Nazarov of Chainlink

Join some of the world’s most exciting elements of the Web 3 ecosystem, for one-day virtual demos, panels, and more, September 15th & 16th 2020: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/diffu...

20 Jul 2020

From CryptoKitties to Mainstreaming Non Fungible Tokens, Roham Gharegozlou of Dapper Labs

Roham Gharegozlou, Co-Inventor of CryptoKitties and Founder of Dapper Labs talks about scaling NFTs to billions of users and how the Metaverse, as an emergent ecosystem, will no... more

13 Jul 2020

Mobilising & Coordinating Web 3 through DAOs, Luis Cuende of Aragon

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) a... more

8 Jul 2020

How Covid Might Just be the Accelerant for Web 3 Adoption, Ryan Selkis of Messari

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-resid...

2 Jul 2020

The Importance of Middleware to Web 3 and The Open Source Movement

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 W...

29 Jun 2020

The Growth of DAOs, and Importance of Community of Web 3, Lou Kerner of CryptoMondays

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 se... more

22 Jun 2020

Diversifying and Densifying the 5Gs Supply Chain with Blockchain, Maria Lema of Weaver Labs

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 ... more

22 Jun 2020

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 (ov...

15 Jun 2020

Realising The Meta Verse through Virtual Reality & Blockchain, Artur Sychov of Somnium Space

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...

15 Jun 2020

Investing in Web 3 & The Trust Spectrum, Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital

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 cod...

15 Jun 2020

What's going on in the Indian Crypto scene? Nischal Shetty of WazirX

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 su...

3 Jun 2020

Regulation and innovation in Crypto, Peteris Zilgalvis of The European Commission

Jamie talks to Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Digital Single Market & Blockchain European Commission, and long time advocate for the potential of crypto and Web 3 about The Commissi...

3 Jun 2020

Building startups to further Bitcoin & Self Sovereignty, Jameson Lopp, Co-Founder and CTO of Casa

Jameson is the archetypal Bitcoiner and Co-Founder & CTO of Casa, a startup dedicated to helping people realise self sovereignty and secure their personal wealth through Bitcoin...

3 Jun 2020

How to Beat Surveillance Capitalism, Brendan Eich of Brave

Brendan is Founder and CEO of Brave Browser. As the creator of JavaScript at Netscape in the 90’s he talks about how it’s success and ubiquity alongside cookies and behavioural ... more

3 Jun 2020

How crypto was ‘made in China', Dovey Wan of Primitive Ventures

Dovey Wan is a leading VC in Web 3 and has been bridging Silicon Valley to the Asian crypto scene for several years on Twitter and as advisor to Coindesk and Michael Arrington. ...

3 Jun 2020

The role of DAOs in Web 3, Peter Pan of MetaCartel

Peter is community lead at Meta Cartel, an innovative Web 3 ecosystem of creators and operators building decentralized applications (DApps) on Ethereum. He discusses the foundat...

1 Jun 2020

Building a New Data Economy with Blockchains, Trent McConaghy of Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy, is not only one of the early blockchain entrepreneurs founding several startups in the space, most recently Ocean Protocol, a decentralised data marketplace tha...

22 May 2020

Long-Tail Economics & Mainstreaming Web 3, Eyal Hertzog of Bancor

Eyal Herzog is co-founder of Bancor Network and a serial entrepreneur with decades of startup experience building Web 2 startups with millions of users so knows about building d...

7 May 2020

Onboarding The 99% of Developers Into Web 3, Illia Polosukhin of NEAR

Illia Polosukhin left Google, where he made significant contributions to Google Translate and Tensorflow, to co-found NEAR Protocol. He talks about how his team of co-founders b...

7 May 2020

Privacy & Collaborative Learning in Web 3, Can Kisagun of Enigma

Can Kisagun, Co-Founder of Enigma, a cutting edge protocol that allows for ‘secret contracts’, smart contracts that allow for the sharing of secrets that can be used to enable;e...

7 May 2020

Finding Purpose in Web 3, Rene Reinsberg of Celo

We discuss the importance of Purpose to mobilise communities in Web 3 with Rene Reinsberg, social entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Celo. He shares Celo’s intense social mission to...

7 May 2020

Scaling a Web 2.5 Unicorn For Enterprise, David Rutter of R3

David Rutter is CEO and Co-Founder of R3, a global blockchain consortium made up of some of the worlds largest financial services companies, founded in 2014, and the first initi...

7 May 2020

Timing Innovation in Web 3, Brock Pierce of Block One

Brock Pierce has been at the heart of almost every major innovation and event in Web 3 from being an early investor in and Chairman of The Bitcoin Foundation. He has raised more...

7 May 2020

Building a Web 3 Stack From Scratch, Muneeb Ali of Blockstack

Muneeb talks about his journey leaving academia at Princeton to fix what he saw as a broken internet. Initially going through Y Combinator he and his co-founder continued to dev...

7 May 2020

Blitzscaling In Web 3, CZ of Binance

CZ Founder of Binance discusses the art of ‘blitzscaling’ to become the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, with millions of users and billions of dollars in...

5 May 2020

The Metaverse Podcast

outlierventures

A new web is emerging that goes well beyond just Bitcoin, Ethereum, and money, but promises an entirely new computing paradigm, and data economy. The Metaverse Podcast is a series hosted by Outlier Ventures Founder & CEO Jamie Burke where he introduces you to the founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and the policymakers that are shaping Web 3, the Open Metaverse, and the future of digital interaction.

Episodes

Accessible Web3, with Ahmed Al-Balaghi of Biconomy

On this special midweek episode, we talk to Ahmed Al-Balaghi, founder of Biconomy a project accelerating Web3 adoption by making all its components more composable, interoperabl...

14 Oct 2021

A Future of Fluf, with Aaron McDonald of Non-Fungible Labs

This week, we talk to Aaron McDonald of Non-Fungible Labs, a creative studio focused on blockchain, crypto and NFTs, from Auckland, New Zealand. The team at Non-Fungible Labs lo...

11 Oct 2021

Metaverse Maximalism, with Anthony Pompliano of The Pomp Podcast

Today we are joined by the founder of The Pomp Podcast & The Best Business Show, Anthony Pompliano. Anthony is an entrepreneur and investor, building and selling numerous compan...

4 Oct 2021

DeFi to MetaFi, with Diane Dai of DODO

Today we are joined by Diane Dai, founder of DODO, an on-chain decentralized exchange & liquidity provider, powered by the Proactive Market Making (PMM) algorithm. DODO is desig...

27 Sep 2021

Art for DeFi, with Pplpleasr of PleasrDAO

In today's episode of The Metaverse Podcast, we talk to Pplpleasr, of PleasrDAO - a collective of DeFi leaders, early NFT collectors and digital artists who acquire culturally s...

20 Sep 2021

WIRED on the Metaverse, with Saira Mueller of WIRED Magazine

Today We talk to Saira Meuller, Gaming Editor of WIRED Magazine, reaching more than 30 million people each month, aiming to be the essential source of information and ideas that...

13 Sep 2021

Hedge Funds on Crypto, with Raoul Pal of Real Vision Group

In this episode, we talk to Raoul Pal, founder of Real Vision Group, a media production and aggregation team that are creating a place where the world’s most successful investor...

7 Sep 2021

Documenting the Early Metaverse, with Benjamin Bertram Goldman of InVision

On this week's episode, Jamie Burke talks to Benjamin Bertram Goldman, co-founder of Blockfeed, and creative director at InVision, a unified design platform powering the world’s...

31 Aug 2021

Bringing NFTs & Blockchain to TikTok, with Roneil Rumburg of Audius

This week, we talk to Roneil Rumburg, CEO and co-founder of Audius, a decentralized music streaming platform that allows for direct transactions between listeners and creators, ...

25 Aug 2021

Replacing Web 2 Infrastructure, with Al Morris of Koii Network

Today we talk to Al Morris, founder of Koii Network, who are building a decentralized network that can replace traditional Web 2 infrastructure including social media, search, a...

18 Aug 2021

Understanding the Crypto Market, with Ambre Soubiran of Kaiko

In this episode, Jamie Burke is joined by Ambre Soubiran, founder of Kaiko, a cryptocurrency market data provider for institutional investors and enterprises. Kaiko aims to be t...

10 Aug 2021

Gamifying DeFi, with Jesse Johnson of PixelCraft Studios

Jesse Johnson is the Founder and COO of PixelCraft Studios, a gaming studio and publisher who develop and created Aavegotchi in collaboration with Stani Kulechov’s AAVE. Jesse J...

26 Jul 2021

Simplifying Web 3 Development, with Greg Marlin of Idexo

Today, Jamie Burke speaks to Greg Marlin, CEO of Idexo, the project building a simplified developer experience for any blockchain, with one meta token and one meta SDK for all t...

19 Jul 2021

Building the Coinbase for NFTs, with Peter Wood of CoinBurp

In this episode, Jamie Burke is joined by Peter Wood, founder of CoinBurp, a multifaceted project with one of the highest-rated CeFi crypto exchange platforms in Europe, and soo...

12 Jul 2021

The Filecoin Base Camp Accelerator, with Colin Evran & Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke talks to Colin Evran on the brand new Filecoin Base Camp Accelerator, platforming new startups to the Filecoin ecosystem, helping grow decentralised file storage and...

5 Jul 2021

The New Data Economy, with Juan Benet of Protocol Labs

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 mak...

15 Jun 2021

Exploring the Meme Economy, with Johan Unger of Meme.com

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 u...

7 Jun 2021

Building the Gateway to Decentralised Finance, with Itamar Lesuisse of Argent

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 mains...

24 May 2021

Curating a Web3 Ecosystem, with Tegan Kline of Edge & Node

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 th...

17 May 2021

The Innovation of On-Chain NFTs, with Jim McNelis of NFT42

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 sta...

4 May 2021

Community, Events and Marketing for NFTs, with Cameron Bale of NFT.Kred & NFT.NYC

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 influence...

27 Apr 2021

Building the NFT Parachain, with Alexander Mitrovich of Unique Networks

Alexander Mitrovich, founder of Unique Networks talks about their NFT Palette modules, solving for the Ethereum gas problem, the importance of a flexible blockchain, democratizi...

21 Apr 2021

Building a Decentralized Cloud for Ethereum, with Jack O'Holleran of Skale Labs

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 o... more

1 Apr 2021

The Sustainable Governance Experiment, with Arjun Bhuptani of MolochDAO

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 coordin... more

24 Mar 2021

A FOW3 Special: The Open Metaverse OS Audiobook, with Jamie Burke of Outlier Ventures

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, disc...

19 Mar 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions in Crypto, with Joe Lallouz of Bison Trails

We talk with Joe Lallouz about Bison Trail’s recent acquisition by Coinbase, and why it is a net good for the wider crypto ecosystem. As a serial founder, who has now enjoyed mu... more

15 Mar 2021

Building a DEX 2.0 on the Polkadot Network, Vivek Prasannan of Polkadex

Vivek, Executive Director of Polkadex, discusses how, by leveraging the benefits of building on Polkadot and taking the best of centralised exchanges such as order books and com... more

10 Mar 2021

Creating Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchains, with Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon (Matic Network)

Jamie talks to Sandeep who founded Matic Network, now Polygon, about building a layer 2 network for sidechains, rollups and blockchains in a mission to fix Ethereum’s transactio... more

8 Mar 2021

Building Direct-to-Avatar in the Metaverse, with Ryan Gill of Crucible

Today, we talk to Ryan Gill, co-founder of Crucible Network who are pioneering direct-to-avatar commerce in the Metaverse. We discuss the importance of innovations in self-sov... more

1 Mar 2021

The Case for a Permaweb, with Sam Williams of Arweave

We talk to Sam cofounder of Arweave about their radically different approach to DApps (decentralized applications) as DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), how he belie... more

22 Feb 2021

Rolling out a Global Permissionless IoT Protocol, with Amir Haleem of Helium

We talk to Amir who (alongside Shawn Fanning of Napster fame) founded Helium the world's first peer-to-peer wireless network and their decade journey to flip the telco model and... more

11 Feb 2021

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) for Centralized Institutions (CeFi) with Brian Mahoney of Alkemi

We explore crossing the 'crypto chasm', enabling hundreds of billions of dollars to flow from CeFi to DeFi by solving the problem of ‘The 3 Cs’: Capital, Connectivity and Contro... more

2 Feb 2021

Understanding the NFT Market, its Standards & Technical Trade-offs, with Alex Atallah of OpenSea

We discuss with Alex Atallah, founder and CTO of OpenSea, how the NFT market has evolved as an asset class over the last couple of years, and its various segments from art (whic... more

26 Jan 2021

Taking The Long Hard Path in Launching a Token, with Jason Teutsche of TrueBit

Jason Teutsche is a heavy hitting academic in computer science and mathematics who has spent a large part of his career exploring distributive systems security and incentive des... more

20 Jan 2021

Building the iTunes DApp Store of DeFi, with Brian Kerr of Kava

Brian, cofounder of Kava makes the argument for taking a more permissioned and curated approach to acting as a gatekeeper when onboarding users into formally trusted and verifie... more

18 Jan 2021

Innovating as the 1st Tokenised & Permissionless NFT Platform, with Alex Salnikov of Rarible

Alex is a true crypto native, founding several startups since graduation. We talk about Rarible’s learnings as the first tokenized NFT platform, with $RARI as the first NFT gove... more

13 Jan 2021

Designing the Number One Gaming DApp in the World, with Aleksander Larsen of Axie Infinity

Aleksander cofounder of Axie Infinity talks about how they built the number one blockchain game in the world, now experiencing exponential growth, the design thinking beyond its... more

11 Jan 2021

Blockchain enabled Meta Games, with Robby Yung of Animoca Brands

Robby Yung is CEO of Animoca Brands, a leading mobile gaming studio and publisher who have millions of users and a raft of licensing partnerships with major brands globally. T... more

21 Dec 2020

The Future of DeFi and the role of AMMs and DEX in crypto, with Fernando Martinelli of Balancer Labs

We discuss the importance of AMMs (Automated Market Makers) and DEX (Decentralised Exchanges) to crypto, especially the role of Balancer Smart Pools to allow for price discovery... more

14 Dec 2020

DAOs as the Perfect Expression of Private Ordering of Wealth, with Aaron Wright of OpenLaw

Aaron is a law professor, serial founder and CEO of Open Law, the project behind The LAO (Legal Autonomous Organisation) which pioneered a DAO with a ‘legal wrapper’ to reduce a... more

9 Dec 2020

Making Better Use of the World's Computing Power, with Matt Hawkins of Cudo

As a serial entrepreneur Matt has two decades of scaling cloud infrastructure selling his first company in 2016 which at its peak was handling 1% of all UK web traffic. During t... more

7 Dec 2020

The Data Trade & its Extinction Event, with Gilbert Hill of TapMyData

Gilbert is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer of Privacy Tech for over two decades advising large corporations, advertising agencies and governments on data ethics and their exec...

1 Dec 2020

The Internet Computer & Open Internet Services, with Dominic Williams of Dfinity

We talk to Dominic Williams CEO of DFinity about his vision for 'The Internet Computer', inspired by the Ethereum world computer, but fundamentally architected in a different wa... more

25 Nov 2020

The Importance of Data Infrastructure for Web 3, with Yaniv Tal of The Graph

Yaniv, co-founder of The Graph Protocol, talks about the importance of making sure the full Web 3 stack is as decentralised as possible, the indexing and querying of data, and h... more

16 Nov 2020

Making Smart Contracts Secure & Usable at Scale, with Mark Miller of Agoric

We talk to one of the legendary founding fathers of the internet Mark Miller, about his 40+ year career as leading researcher at Xerox PARC, Google, Xanadu, core contributor to ... more

11 Nov 2020

Bringing DeFi Products to Market, with Tascha Punyaneramitdee of Alpha Finance Lab

We talk with Tascha Punyaneramitdee (Pan Pan) about Alpha Finance Lab’s, Bangkok-based, DeFi Studio and how they identify, appraise and execute upon opportunities for new DeFi p... more

9 Nov 2020

Scaling Web 3, with Anatoly Yakovenko of Solona

We talk with Anatoly founder of Solona which claims to be the fastest unpermissioned blockchain in the world (without using sharding) and his 18 year career working as a senior ...

4 Nov 2020

The World’s Most Used DApp, You've Never Heard of, with Alex Newman of Human Protocol

Alex has made major contributions to OSS (Open Source Software) for over 20 years and launched HCAPTCHA, a CAPTCHA tool which now blocks malicious bots for more than 14% of the ... more

2 Nov 2020

Why Web 3 Needs Privacy by Default, with Tor Bair of Secret Network

To Celebrate our 50th Episode, we enjoy a joint podcast with Tor Bair, Founder of The Secret Network, and host of Sharing Secrets Podcast, where we first explore why privacy is ... more

28 Oct 2020

Reclaiming Control Through Data Unions, with Henri Pihkala of Streamr

We speak with Henri, founder of Streamr, and serial entrepreneur in the data economy. We explore how his career in algorithmic trading in capital markets helped him understand t... more

26 Oct 2020

Betting Against Blockchain Maximalism, with Dr. Gavin Wood of Polkadot

Dr. Gavin Wood needs no introduction. Cofounder and CTO of Ethereum, inventor of the Solidity programming language and now Founder of The Web 3 Foundation, Parity Labs, and the ... more

21 Oct 2020

Crypto isn’t decentralised? The Importance of Full Node Infrastructure, with Michael O’Rourke of Pocket Network

Michael O’Rourke is founder of Pocket Network, a decentralized API protocol, and marketplace. We talk about the history of node infrastructure in public blockchain networks, the... more

19 Oct 2020

The Power of Memetics and Social Capital in Crypto, Jordan Lyall of $MEME

Jordan is a serial founder, digital advertising and product designer that has a history of making digital viral hits. This time, he half-jokingly birthed a parody on the crazine... more

14 Oct 2020

Insuring Crypto & Mutualisation of Risk, with Hugh Karp of Nexus Mutual

Hugh is a 15 year insurance industry veteran who launched Nexus Mutual, a decentralised insurance protocol, back in 2017 and, with the advent of DeFi, whose time has come. We ... more

12 Oct 2020

Unbundling Amazon through dCommerce & NFTs, Justin Banon of Boson Protocol

Justin, a physicist and seasoned executive from the loyalty industry (where he built a billion dollar unicorn), has developed a novel cryptographic game and foundational primiti... more

30 Sep 2020

Blockchain Enabled Gaming and Content-as-the-Platform, Sebastien Borget

Sebastien, a serial entrepreneur and gaming veteran talks about his vision for an Open Metaverse. Enabled by blockchain and new models, like play-to-earn, to allow economics bet... more

28 Sep 2020

DeFi-lization of Non Fungible Tokens, Whale Shark of $WHALE

Whale Shark is the pseudo-anonymous founder of the $WHALE NFT collector community, with the largest social currency by market cap in the world, built in just 12 months, and back... more

23 Sep 2020

Why We’ve Only Just Got Started in Web 3, Joseph Lubin of Consensys

Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder & CEO of Consensys, talks about his continuous mission to improve Web 3’s fledgling but critical ‘trust layer’ for the Internet ... more

21 Sep 2020

Building a Responsible Data Economy, Dawn Song of Oasis Labs

Dawn is founder & CEO of Oasis Lab & Network, as well as an award-winning professor at Berkeley, working on world leading research in applied cryptography, security, blockchain ... more

17 Sep 2020

Creating the DeFi Substrate for Polkadot, Bette Chen of Acala Network

Bette co-founder of Acala Network talks us through her teams passionate belief in a multichain universe, being inspired by Gavin Wood, and why they believe Polkadot will both re...

14 Sep 2020

Curating the Social Layer for Crypto Art & NFTs, John Craine of SuperRare

Join some of the world’s most exciting elements of the Web 3 ecosystem, for one-day virtual demos, panels, and more, September 15th & 16th 2020: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/diffu...

10 Sep 2020

Going Over the Top of Central Bank Crypto Currencies, with Premier of Bermuda, Edward David Burt MP

Bermuda is one of the only environments with regulatory equivalence with the US and EU and the ‘Risk capital’ of the world, for insurance and reinsurance. Their Premier, the yo...

7 Sep 2020

Applying a Vertically Driven Approach to Web 3 and DeFi, Stani Kulechov of Aave

Stani talks about why coming out of the Nordics so early Aave (previously ETh Lend) they had no choice but to be community financed and therefore driven as well as the challenge... more

2 Sep 2020

Network Lifecycle Investing, Non Fungible Tokens & Digital Art, Jake Brukhman of CoinFund

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 manag...

26 Aug 2020

Bringing AI Lego to Blockchains, Toby Simpson of Fetch.ai

Toby Simpson is co-founder and COO of Fetch.ai, an open decentralised machine learning network. We talk about his three decades of work in agent based systems: creating MMORGs (...

19 Aug 2020

Building on the Shoulders of Bitcoin, Mark Wilcox of 21e8

Jamie speaks to Mark Wilcox, Founder of 21e8 (The Magic Number Company) the pioneering ecosystem of computational data markets - competitive systems that combine real-time conte... more

17 Aug 2020

Beyond Defi: decentralising global credit markets, Rune Christensen of MakerDAO

Rune founded ‘the central bank of DeFi’, powering the latest crypto cycle (with over $1 billion of collateral), but he has also created the world's most successful DAO (Decentra... more

12 Aug 2020

Engineering token economies for success, Angela Kreitenweis of Token Engineering Community

Angela has a rich background in data led digital product design, venture and business model innovation, founding the global Token Engineering Community and Academy which now hol... more

10 Aug 2020

Empires and Politics in blockchain, Sunny Aggarwal of Cosmos Tendermint

We talk with Sunny, the lead researcher at Tendermint, and core contributor to Cosmos and Cosmos Hub as well as cofounder of Blockchain at Berkeley. We talk about the political ...

5 Aug 2020

Building Institutional Grade & Compliant Products on DeFi, Michael Weber of DIA

Michael is a serial Web 3 founder, since 2014, and one of the rare DeFi entrepreneurs with a background as an actual financial services professional, investment banker and analy... more

3 Aug 2020

Creating ‘the Last Hedge Fund’, via the Hardest Blockchain Powered Data Science Tournament in the World, by Richard Craib Founder of Numerai

We talk about building a 150 year startup in Web 3 from first principles with Richard Craib, Founder of Numerai, and why he chose to apply himself to solving what he sees in the... more

29 Jul 2020

Crypto innovation within large financial institutions and the global regulatory spectrum, Sandro Ro of The Global Blockchain Council

Sandra Ro is a banking OG, serial founder and now CEO of The Global Blockchain Council and leading advocate for, and enablement of, the rapidly maturing crypto industry. We disc... more

28 Jul 2020

Solving the Blockchain Trilemma and The CeFi to DeFi Spectrum, Steven Kokinos of Algorand

Steven is a veteran Web entrepreneur with multiple hundred million dollar startup exits, his first back in 1999. Now he is CEO of Algorand where he is commercialising the innova... more

22 Jul 2020

Powering the DeFi Boom through Universally Connected Smart Contracts, Sergey Nazarov of Chainlink

Join some of the world’s most exciting elements of the Web 3 ecosystem, for one-day virtual demos, panels, and more, September 15th & 16th 2020: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/diffu...

20 Jul 2020

From CryptoKitties to Mainstreaming Non Fungible Tokens, Roham Gharegozlou of Dapper Labs

Roham Gharegozlou, Co-Inventor of CryptoKitties and Founder of Dapper Labs talks about scaling NFTs to billions of users and how the Metaverse, as an emergent ecosystem, will no... more

13 Jul 2020

Mobilising & Coordinating Web 3 through DAOs, Luis Cuende of Aragon

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) a... more

8 Jul 2020

How Covid Might Just be the Accelerant for Web 3 Adoption, Ryan Selkis of Messari

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-resid...

2 Jul 2020

The Importance of Middleware to Web 3 and The Open Source Movement

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 W...

29 Jun 2020

The Growth of DAOs, and Importance of Community of Web 3, Lou Kerner of CryptoMondays

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 se... more

22 Jun 2020

Diversifying and Densifying the 5Gs Supply Chain with Blockchain, Maria Lema of Weaver Labs

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 ... more

22 Jun 2020

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 (ov...

15 Jun 2020

Realising The Meta Verse through Virtual Reality & Blockchain, Artur Sychov of Somnium Space

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...

15 Jun 2020

Investing in Web 3 & The Trust Spectrum, Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital

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 cod...

15 Jun 2020

What's going on in the Indian Crypto scene? Nischal Shetty of WazirX

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 su...

3 Jun 2020

Regulation and innovation in Crypto, Peteris Zilgalvis of The European Commission

Jamie talks to Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Digital Single Market & Blockchain European Commission, and long time advocate for the potential of crypto and Web 3 about The Commissi...

3 Jun 2020

Building startups to further Bitcoin & Self Sovereignty, Jameson Lopp, Co-Founder and CTO of Casa

Jameson is the archetypal Bitcoiner and Co-Founder & CTO of Casa, a startup dedicated to helping people realise self sovereignty and secure their personal wealth through Bitcoin...

3 Jun 2020

How to Beat Surveillance Capitalism, Brendan Eich of Brave

Brendan is Founder and CEO of Brave Browser. As the creator of JavaScript at Netscape in the 90’s he talks about how it’s success and ubiquity alongside cookies and behavioural ... more

3 Jun 2020

How crypto was ‘made in China', Dovey Wan of Primitive Ventures

Dovey Wan is a leading VC in Web 3 and has been bridging Silicon Valley to the Asian crypto scene for several years on Twitter and as advisor to Coindesk and Michael Arrington. ...

3 Jun 2020

The role of DAOs in Web 3, Peter Pan of MetaCartel

Peter is community lead at Meta Cartel, an innovative Web 3 ecosystem of creators and operators building decentralized applications (DApps) on Ethereum. He discusses the foundat...

1 Jun 2020

Building a New Data Economy with Blockchains, Trent McConaghy of Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy, is not only one of the early blockchain entrepreneurs founding several startups in the space, most recently Ocean Protocol, a decentralised data marketplace tha...

22 May 2020

Long-Tail Economics & Mainstreaming Web 3, Eyal Hertzog of Bancor

Eyal Herzog is co-founder of Bancor Network and a serial entrepreneur with decades of startup experience building Web 2 startups with millions of users so knows about building d...

7 May 2020

Onboarding The 99% of Developers Into Web 3, Illia Polosukhin of NEAR

Illia Polosukhin left Google, where he made significant contributions to Google Translate and Tensorflow, to co-found NEAR Protocol. He talks about how his team of co-founders b...

7 May 2020

Privacy & Collaborative Learning in Web 3, Can Kisagun of Enigma

Can Kisagun, Co-Founder of Enigma, a cutting edge protocol that allows for ‘secret contracts’, smart contracts that allow for the sharing of secrets that can be used to enable;e...

7 May 2020

Finding Purpose in Web 3, Rene Reinsberg of Celo

We discuss the importance of Purpose to mobilise communities in Web 3 with Rene Reinsberg, social entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Celo. He shares Celo’s intense social mission to...

7 May 2020

Scaling a Web 2.5 Unicorn For Enterprise, David Rutter of R3

David Rutter is CEO and Co-Founder of R3, a global blockchain consortium made up of some of the worlds largest financial services companies, founded in 2014, and the first initi...

7 May 2020

Timing Innovation in Web 3, Brock Pierce of Block One

Brock Pierce has been at the heart of almost every major innovation and event in Web 3 from being an early investor in and Chairman of The Bitcoin Foundation. He has raised more...

7 May 2020

Building a Web 3 Stack From Scratch, Muneeb Ali of Blockstack

Muneeb talks about his journey leaving academia at Princeton to fix what he saw as a broken internet. Initially going through Y Combinator he and his co-founder continued to dev...

7 May 2020

Blitzscaling In Web 3, CZ of Binance

CZ Founder of Binance discusses the art of ‘blitzscaling’ to become the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, with millions of users and billions of dollars in...

5 May 2020

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