Validated episodes

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, ...

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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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Level Up. Go Crankless. w/ Jarry Xiao (Phoenix)

In this episode, Austin chats with Jarry Xiao from Ellipsis Labs about Phoenix, the fastest on-chain orderbook on Solana. They explore Phoenix's innovative design, which enables settlement without the need for asynchronous cranks, ...

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Rethinking Solana's Validator Client Paradigm w/ Ahmad Abbasi (Syndica)

In this episode, Austin talks with Ahmad Abbasi (Syndica) about Sig, a new Solana validator client built in Zig. Unlike other Solana validator clients, Sig is optimized for reads as opposed to writes. Ahmad unpacks the seemingly ...

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What Solana Unlocks for GameFi's Backend w/ Albert Chen (Genopets)

Web3 gaming is one of the oldest proposed use cases for blockchain. In this episode, Austin chats with Albert Chen (Genopets) about the state of web3 games on Solana and beyond. They dive into Genopets, exploring its gameplay, its web3 ...

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The Enterprise Self-Custody Problem w/ Connor and Nicolas from Cordial Systems

In this episode, Austin talks with Nicolas and Conor from Cordial Systems, an enterprise custody solution initially developed for Jump Crypto. They discuss how to build a self-custody solution that serves crypto-native businesses ...

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How DRiP Is Able to Give Away Millions of Free NFTs

In this episode, Austin chats with Vibhu Norby, CEO of DRiP, a platform that has distributed millions of digital collectibles to its community ... for free. Among other topics, Vibhu discusses the unlikely emergence of the company's ...

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A Cross-Chain DePIN Conversation w/ Alex Rawitz (DIMO)

In this episode, Austin chats with Alex Rawitz, co-founder of DIMO, a DePIN project built on Polygon which allows users to collect and monetize their car's data. Instead of pitting one blockchain against another, Austin and Alex have an ...

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The Case for Onchain Options Trading w/ Lev & Serge from DeVol Network

In this episode, Austin chats with Lev Gelfer and Serge Levin from DeVol Network, a low-cost, fully onchain option trading platform. Serge and Lev dive deep into complex trades and the advantages of bringing options to blockchain, but ...

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Why Payment Processing Companies Need to Start Thinking About Blockchain w/ Nabil Manji (Worldpay)

In this episode, Austin chats with Nabil Manji of Worldpay, one of the largest payment processing companies in the world. In a recent collaboration with Worldpay, Visa expanded its USDC settlement to the Solana blockchain. Austin and ...

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