What the Hell Is Going on in Crypto Venture Investing? with Ben & David from Acquired

Crypto venture investing has plummeted from all time highs, but maybe perceiving this as a "crypto" problem is the wrong way of looking at it. Through the lens of seasoned investors, Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal (Acquired) help us ...

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Build Block Better: It's Infrastructure Week

Running a blockchain network requires sophisticated hardware and software working together. The term "blockchain infrastructure" refers to any component of this system that actually facilitates the existence of a blockchain. In this ...

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How web3 Is Disrupting the Web 2 Venture Playbook with Li Jin

In 2019, Li Jin was a tech VC and evangelist for specialized Web 2 platforms and marketplaces. Now, she's all in on web3. From Li's point of view, many of the "passion economy" businesses that were hard to scale in Web 2 are actually ...

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Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs All They're Hyped Up to Be?

Zero-knowledge proofs are one of the most compelling and counterintuitive technologies in crypto today. How can you prove something with zero knowledge of the thing you're proving? This episode examines the current and future use cases ...

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Meet a web3 Musician Who Makes Money

Black Dave is a multi-disciplinary artist best known for his music NFTs. Unlike many artists who migrate to web3 from Web 2, web3 is where Black Dave got his start. Dave's web3 origin story is not only unique, but also a crucial part of ...

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Crypto-Powered Physical Infrastructure with Sami Kassab

What if token economics were used to incentivize the deployment of physical infrastructure to solve real-world problems? This is exactly what Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Network (DePIN) projects are doing. In this episode, ...

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A Decentralized Collective Memory with Sam Williams

Permanent information storage is not just a means of preserving data, but a powerful tool to fight back against authoritarian regimes. According to Sam Williams, co-founder of Arweave, immutable storage systems can play a part in making ...

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How Crypto Journalism Actually Happens with Danny Nelson

Being a crypto journalist - a good crypto journalist - is hard work. When it comes to reporting, no other sector requires the same level of technical proficiency, an understanding of financial markets, and a primer in digital ...

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What Keeps a Crypto OG Hopeful? with Ryan Selkis

Ryan Selkis, founder of Messari, has been a crypto investor, writer, and advocate since 2013. As someone who has witnessed multiple market cycles firsthand, Ryan is as optimistic as ever about the future of blockchain. Throughout this ...

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Introducing Validated (Trailer)

Introducing Validated, a new podcast where host Austin Federa talks to people who are rethinking the internet — and our world. No hype cycles. No financial advice. Just conversations on the biggest ideas shaping the future of the internet.

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Highlights from Breakpoint 2022 - Ep 77

In this final episode live from Breakpoint 2022, we highlight three of our favorite short talks. In "Web3 School in Sierra Leone," Colin Ogoo (Solana) describes his recent efforts to bring Web3 and the Solana network to students in West ...

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NFTs for All - Ep 76

Solana is paving the way for mass adoption of NFTs. In this panel discussion live from Breakpoint 2022, Matthew Stotts (Holaplex) leads a discussion with top entrepreneurs in the space about what the future holds for the scalability of ...

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Are Wallets Entering the 'Browser Wars' Era? - Ep 75

In this live panel from Breakpoint 2022, Sarah Kopit (The Block) explores the similarities and differences between the browser wars of the 1990's and the crypto wallet market today. Panelists include Brian Friel (Phantom),Filip ...

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The Case for Tokenized Carbon - Ep 74

Is tokenized carbon a massive business opportunity? In the final episode of our series on climate change, Ethan Daly and Emma Sokoloff explain Shine Capital's ReFi investment thesis and elucidate the broader ReFi market.

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Can Blockchain Fix Carbon Markets? - Ep #73

Matthew Stotts (Cerulean Ventures) and Brendan O'Connell (Patch) explore how blockchain technology is revolutionizing the historical inefficiencies of carbon markets.This episode is part of a 3-part series that examines the climate ...

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