Validated episodes

Bringing Blockchain to Music Streaming w/ Ray Jacobson (Audius)

In this episode, Austin chats with Ray Jacobson (Audius) about what decentralization unlocks for the music streaming ecosystem. In contrast with legacy streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, Audius leverages blockchain to ...

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The CBDC Debate (Part 2) w/ Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL)

In this second episode on CBDCs, Austin and Amira return to chat with Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL). Foster recently voted against the CBDC Anti-Surveillance Act. Unlike Congressman Emmer, Foster believes in the importance of ...

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The CBDC Debate (Part 1) - Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN)

In this episode, Austin and Amira (Head of Policy, Solana Foundation) chat with Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN), a champion of the the recently passed CBDC Anti-Surveillance Act. Congressman Emmer details his concerns about government ...

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The Pro-Crypto 2024 Election w/ Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN)

According to Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), being pro-crypto is being pro-American. In this conversation, Austin and Senator Hagerty discuss the many partisan divides on crypto and the industry's global implications. Hagerty explains his ...

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The Infinite-LST Future w/ FP Lee (Sanctum)

In this episode, Austin chats with FP Lee (Sanctum) about the liquid staking landscape on Solana. They discuss the architectural differences between staking on Solana and other blockchains, such as Ethereum, and how seemingly trivial ...

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A Crypto Native's History of Markets w/ Tarun Chitra (Gauntlet)

In this episode, Austin chats with Tarun Chitra (Gauntlet) about the history of markets and the evolution of the math which underpins them. Over the course of their free-form conversation, they cover everything from the ancient history ...

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Firedancer w/ Kevin Bowers

In this episode, Austin visits Jump Crypto's office in Chicago (The Pit) to talk about Firedancer, Solana's second independent validator client. They discuss its roadmap, its rollout, and the ways in which it will optimize and improve ...

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How Metaplex Core Moves Beyond NFT Standards w/ Stephen Hess (Metaplex Studios)

In this episode, Austin chats with Stephen Hess about the evolution of the Solana NFT ecosystem from the summer of 2021 to the present. Starting from the initial creation of the Solana NFT standard, Austin and Stephen reflect on recent ...

| 46:38 | E79

Building web3 Login Your Grandma Can Use w/ Itai Turbahn (Dynamic)

In this episode, Austin chats with Itai Turbahn (Dyanmic) about the future of web3 onboarding. Dynamic is building web3 authentication that allows crypto-enabled companies to seamlessly serve web3 natives and crypto novices alike ...

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Parallelizing the EVM on Solana w/ Andrey Falaleyev (Neon)

In this episode, Austin chats with Andrey Falaleyev, CTO of Neon, an EVM that lets devs build and deploy dApps from EVM chains to Solana, all while maintaining compatibility with the EVM opcode set. Andrey discusses Neon's ...

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Does DEX Liquidity Need a Defense Layer? w/ Nitesh Nath (DFlow)

In this episode, Austin chats with Nitesh Nath of DFlow, a protocol that protects DEX liquidity against toxic order flows on Solana. According to Nitesh, users of DFlow will gain benefits such as tighter spreads, lower volatility, and ...

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What's Behind the Move Movement? w/ Rushi Manche (Movement Labs)

In this episode, Austin chats with Rushi Manche (Movement Labs) about bringing the Move programming language to Solana and other blockchains. They discuss some of the hype behind Move, such as its "built-in" security, and the inherent ...

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Why Does Mexico Want to Tokenize Its Treasuries? w/ David Taylor (Etherfuse)

In this episode, Austin talks with David Taylor (Etherfuse) about tokenizing Mexican bonds and equities. By bringing these assets onchain, Etherfuse is drastically reducing global barriers to entry in emerging markets. David discusses ...

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The Long-Term Vision for the DA Layer w/ Connor O'Hara (Celestia)

In this episode, Austin chats with Connor O'Hara (Celestia) about the scope of DA projects like Celestia. After a reflective discussion on a wide range of topics from the early days of Bitcoin to tradeoffs of proof-of-stake networks, ...

| 57:15 | E78

The Restaking Thesis w/ Sreeram Kannan (Eigen Labs)

In this episode, Austin chats with Sreeram Kannan (Eigen Labs) about EigenLayer's vision for restaking. Sreeram argues that restaking is merely a way of making proof-of-stake networks more programmable, addressing the economic and ...

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