How Pyth Is Changing the Oracle Game w/ Jayant Krishnamurthy
Oracles are an essential part of how real-world data gets integrated into DeFi smart contracts, but historically, that process has been fraught with challenges. In this episode, Jayant Krishnamurthy (Duoro Labs) explains how Pyth is ...| 51:31
Why Multisigs are Becoming the Default Security Paradigm
Multisigs, short for "multiple signatures," are wallets that require multiple private keys to authorize transactions. In the wake of 2022's many collapses, multisigs have increasingly become the default security paradigm in both the ...| 45:33 | E78
Blockchain and AI: An Artist's POV with Lance Weiler
Technology has defined the form and function of storytelling since the beginning of time. In this episode, storyteller, artist, and professor Lance Weiler offers an optimistic perspective on how blockchain, AI, and other frontier ...| 61:30
How Compression is Changing the Way We Think of NFTs
In today's episode, Austin moderates a panel discussion about compression with Jon Wong (Solana Foundation), Noah Prince (Helium Foundation), and Ilmoi (Tensor). Compression is a way of storing data on Solana that reduces costs by ...| 51:14
Can Block Explorers Work Like Traditional Search Engines?
Transparency is one of the key features of blockchain, and block explorers play an important role in that transparency. However, navigating explorers on Solana can have a high learning curve, even for crypto natives. This is due to ...| 35:38
What It Takes to Make a AAA Game On-Chain with Michael Wagner
As of 2023, the gaming industry is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Why disrupt something that's working so well by introducing blockchain into the equation? In this episode, Michael Wagner (ATMTA/Star Atlas) makes the case for ...| 41:18
From Anchor to Mad Lads and Beyond with Armani Ferrante
With Anchor, Backpack, and Mad Lads under his belt, Armani Ferrante is one of Solana's most senior and prolific developers. In this episode, Armani reflects on the values and design philosophies that first attracted him to the Solana ...| 75:49
Bringing Real World Assets on Chain
RWAs (Real World Assets) are assets that exist in the real world that are tokenized on chain. The RWA market comprises things like equity, fine art, loans, and more, all of which globally account for trillions of dollars in value. In ...| 32:38
Is Banking 3.0 Becoming a Reality?
If web3 had an intuitive Venmo-like app for sending and receiving crypto, could that expedite mass adoption? Aleksei Zakharov (Ottr) seems to think so. Aleksei describes how blockchain-based products such as Ottr can give users the ...| 38:34
The Future of Blockchain Privacy Tools
If blockchain is going to scale to billions of users with use cases like payroll and and savings, privacy is a prerequisite for adoption. But if privacy preserving technology is vulnerable to the law - think OFAC's sanction of Tornado ...| 41:46
Does Web3 Need Its Own Section 230?
When Congress passed Section 230 in 1996, it created the legal preconditions for the growth of the modern internet. Today, web3 faces legislative uncertainty in the US, harkening back to the state of the internet before Section 230. In ...| 44:25
Can DePIN Build a Better Map Than Google?
Traditionally, maps have been built by centralized entities like governments and tech companies. But in this episode, Ariel Seidman discusses the potential of Hivemapper, a decentralized mapping protocol, to completely disrupt the ...| 49:19
Rethinking High Performance Computing with Kevin F****** Bowers
In this episode, Austin talks with Kevin Bowers, Chief Science Officer at Jump Trading. Kevin and his team are the brains behind Firedancer, Solana's second independent validator client. As Kevin describes the process of building ...| 69:47
The Philosophy of Ethereum According to Bankless' David Hoffman
In this episode, David Hoffman (Bankless) and Austin have an honest and multi-faceted conversation about the differences between Solana and Ethereum’s decisions, community, and future. David makes the case for an Ethereum-dominant ...| 94:10
So How Does DeFi Work, Anyway?
DeFi is defined as, “smart contracts that can execute trustless financial transactions," but beyond that, understanding what’s actually going on under the hood of DeFi protocols and how to use them is still a very narrow area of ...| 46:21