Episodes

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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Is Bitcoin Still Relevant in a Smart Contract World? w/ Matt Luongo (Thesis)

In this episode, Austin chats with Matt Luongo (Thesis) about the role of decentralized custodial solutions for Bitcoin such as Threshold's tBTC. Beyond the technical details of how tBTC works and what its holders can do, the ...

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An Open-Source Toolset for Token Infrastructure w/ Tommy Johnson

In this episode, Tommy Johnson discusses Armada, a collaborative project between PsyFi and HXRO that provides an open-source toolkit for launching tokens from inception to full decentralization. He and Austin reflect on the historical ...

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How Justin Bons Reconsidered His Thesis About Solana

In the early days of Solana, Justin Bons (Cyber Capital) was one of the network's biggest public critics. However, in the last several months, Justin has had a change of heart. In this episode, Justin opens up about both his ...

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Live from Breakpoint: Conversation w/ Rune Christensen (MakerDAO)

In this episode live from BP 2023, Austin sits down with Rune Christensen to discuss MakerDAO's Endgame plan. Rune outlines how the concept of subDAOs will fix the current problems faced by DAOs, why SVM architecture is best suited to ...

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Crypto's Killer App Is Already Here: Stablecoins w/ Dante Disparte (Circle)

In this episode, Austin is joined by Amira Valliani (Solana Foundation) to chat with Dante Disparte (Circle) about stablecoin adoption, regulation, and more. Dante envisions a promising future for stablecoins as he explores fundamental ...

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The Toly Episode

In this episode, Austin has a freeform conversation with Anatoly Yakovenko about the state of Solana. Beyond the cliches of the past, present, and future of the network, Austin and Toly explore higher level ideas such as design ...

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What Decentralized Credit Means for Emerging Markets w/ Thomas Bohner

Private credit in emerging markets like Latin America generally lacks modern infrastructure. According to Thomas Bohner (Credix), blockchain is the perfect technology to bring these markets into the future. With a company like Credix, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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