Episodes

  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Erick Calderon, a.k.a. “Snowfro,” founder of Art Blocks, a platform focused on genuinely programmable on demand generative content that is stored immutably on the Ethereum Blockchain. The two discuss Art Blocks from the artist and curator perspective, how generative art is minted, CryptoPunks, and much more!

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction.

    (00:02:21) – How Erick got started in crypto.

    (00:06:40) – Erick’s thoughts on CryptoPunks.

    (00:10:35) – The gap between 2017’s generative art and today’s.

    (00:14:48) – Owning fractionalized rare Punks versus whole floor Punks.

    (00:21:25) – Erick’s thoughts on DAOs.

    (00:25:27) – Erick’s thoughts on controlling the hype around Art Blocks.

    (00:29:43) – Art Blocks from the artist’s perspective / Curating Art Blocks.

    (00:37:25) – Decentralizing the curation process in the long term.

    (00:44:25) – How art is minted on Art Blocks.

    (00:53:16) – How Erick decides when code for generative art is finished.

    (00:59:35) – Rarity versus aesthetics.

    (01:06:17) – What will keep interest in generative art long term.

    (01:15:03) – Multichain NFTs.

    (01:19:16) – Erick’s thoughts on being early/late in NFTs.

    Resources:

    Erick’s TwitterArt Blocks Website

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    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host and members at Delphi Digital may personally own tokens or art that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Cooper Turley, crypto strategist lead at Audius, and manager of social DAO Friends With Benefits. The two discuss the culture and community around projects, DAOs and NFTs, value flows in NFTs and much more!

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction.

    (00:02:23) – Cooper’s background.

    (00:03:25) – What NFT culture means to Cooper / The fun aspect of NFTs.

    (00:06:53) – The relationship between public exposure and building in the NFT space.

    (00:09:25) – Culture and community around NFT projects.

    (00:15:45) – Managing creative control in NFT projects.

    (00:17:29) – The crossover between NFTs and DAOs.

    (00:21:27) – Cooper’s thoughts on being “too late” to a project.

    (00:24:04) – What a bear market for NFTs could look like.

    (00:26:59) – Tribalism in NFTs.

    (00:28:00) – Judging NFT communities independent of price.

    (00:30:40) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT art.

    (00:33:42) – Fractionalized assets versus full assets.

    (00:39:15) – The creator economy and NFTs.

    (00:48:38) – Overview on Rally.

    (00:50:09) – What creators need to be successful.

    (00:55:12) – Value flows in NFTs.

    (00:58:58) – Cooper’s thoughts on NFT curation.

    (01:02:49) – Governance rights for token holders VS NFTs for social access.

    (01:05:17) – Rapid fire questions: Multi-chain NFTs, Audius, Loot.

    Resources:

    Cooper’s TwitterFWB WebsiteAudius WebsiteRally Website

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Aftab Hossain, also known as DCinvestor, one of the most well-known names in NFT space. The two discuss all things NFT culture, the process of NFT curation, social dynamics around NFTs, and much more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction.

    (00:02:26) – DCinvestor’s background.

    (00:03:07) – How DCinvestor got started in NFTs.

    (00:06:42) – Advice to people entering the NFT space.

    (00:11:56) – How DCinvestor curates his NFT collection.

    (00:18:07) – NFTs versus the traditional collectibles market / art world.

    (00:23:38) – The market for NFTs / inclusivity of NFTs.

    (00:26:40) – NFTs on chains other than Ethereum.

    (00:38:08) – NFT fractionalization.

    (00:43:27) – Communities around NFTs.

    (00:47:06) – DCinvestor's thoughts on artists’ release cadence.

    (00:49:23) – Social curation of NFTs.

    (00:52:25) – The degenerative art market.

    (01:03:40) – DCinvestor's thoughts on the traditional art market getting involved in the NFT space.

    (01:05:42) – The path to sustainably supporting long-tail creators.

    (01:12:12) – DCinvestor’s thoughts on choosing between his NFT collection or $ETH.

    Resources:

    DCinvestor’s TwitterDCinvestor’s GalleryDCinvestor’s Newsletter

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Chad Barraford (Technical Lead at THORChain), Gavin McDermott (Founder of Nine Realms), Robert Behnke, (CEO of Halborn), Steven Walbroehl (CISO of Halborn), and Duncan Townsend (CTO of Immunefi) to discuss THORChain, details surrounding the recent hack, strengthening THORChain’s security, the role of bug bounties and much more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) – Introduction.

    (00:02:00) – Guests’ backgrounds.

    (00:03:54) – THORChain's hack overview.

    (00:08:07) – Response to hack.

    (00:16:30) – Sustaining THORChain's quality in the next few years.

    (00:22:23) – Immunefi overview and relationship with THORChain.

    (00:24:26) – THORSec initiative.

    (00:27:26) – Panel’s role in THORChain.

    (00:33:40) – System’s management of safeguards.

    (00:43:26) – Team coordination / solving problems.

    (00:47:38) – THORChain’s roadmap.

    (00:51:21) – Closing thoughts on THORChain.

    Resources:

    Chad Barraford's TwitterGavin McDermott's TwitterRobert Behnke's TwitterSteven Walbroehl's Twitter THORChain WebsiteNine Realms WebsiteHalborn WebsiteImmunefi Website

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Scott Stuart, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Kava Labs, which builds composable DeFi apps and services that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world. The two discuss Kava’s focus on security, details around Kava Swap, bringing the next wave of users into crypto and much more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:02) - Introduction.

    (00:00:13) - First Question: When did Scott get into crypto.

    (00:00:53) - Scott's Background.

    (00:02:20) - Kava overview.

    (00:05:26) - What were the driving factors to build on Cosmos.

    (00:07:32) - Kava's products and offerings.

    (00:16:59) - How do you go from 1,0000 apps to being curated on Kava.

    (00:18:46) - How does the community curate.

    (00:21:05) - Kava Swap overview.

    (00:29:20) - How are funds protected in the cross-chain world.

    (00:32:32) - Assets supported in Swap and what is Scott planning in the future.

    (00:35:46) - Scott's thoughts on DeFi.

    (00:37:48) - What's on the roadmap for Kava and how to get involved in Kava.

    Resources:

    Scott's TwitterScott’s LinkedinKava Website

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Emile Dubié, Co-Founder of XDEFI Wallet, a chain-agnostic wallet to store, send and receive all your digital assets from a single place. The two discuss how the wallet works, interacting with dApps, challenging incumbents, and more!

    Emile's TwitterEmile’s LinkedInXDEFI Wallet TwitterXDEFI Wallet Website

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) - Introduction.

    (00:02:50) - First Question: Emile's Background.

    (00:03:57) - The story behind XDEFI.

    (00:06:45) - Why XDEFI is necessary for the cross-chain experience.

    (00:09:41) - Emile's thoughts on why Metamask hasn’t pushed to be cross-chain.

    (00:12:38) - XDEFI's design walkthrough.

    (00:17:54) - The difficulty of adding new supported chains to XDEFI.

    (00:21:15) - Emile's thoughts on going up against incumbents.

    (00:24:33) - XDEFI’s creative edge.

    (00:27:22) - Emile's thoughts on NFTs and wallets.

    (00:30:31) - Getting NFT-focused users onto XDEFI.

    (00:33:00) - Security for XDEFI wallet / Managing the complexity of security when adding new chains and functions.

    (00:40:25) - The XDEFI team today and what's next.

    (00:43:19) - Emile's advice to new crypto project founders.

    (00:45:48) - How to get involved in XDEFI.

    Resources:

    Emile's TwitterEmile’s LinkedInXDEFI Wallet TwitterXDEFI Wallet Website

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
  • The Delphi Podcast Host Jeremy Parris is joined by Michael Wagner (founder of Star Atlas). In this episode we explore not only what Star Atlas hopes to achieve in the future, but what they’ve already accomplished to date. We dive deep into the P2E weeds and imagine what a future looks like where someone could be a “space pirate” for a living. Beyond that we touch upon their upcoming TGE (token generation event) and what to expect next from the project.

    Star Atlas TwitterStar Atlas WebsiteStar Atlas WhitepaperStar Atlas Economics Paper

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

    Show Notes:

    (00:00:00) - Introduction.

    (00:03:59) - First Question: Star Atlas overview.

    (00:10:15) - What players might be able to vote on in Star Atlas DAOs.

    (00:12:41) - Start Atlas feature releases.

    (00:15:33) - The challenge of crypto game design.

    (00:19:11) - What gameplay for Star Atlas will look like.

    (00:26:02) - Michael's thoughts on the future of Star Atlas.

    (00:27:14) - The story behind Star Atlas.

    (00:30:50) - On the community that has evolved around Star Atlas.

    (00:34:04) - Star Atlas poster sale.

    (00:38:45) - $ATLAS and $POLIS token sale.

    (00:41:49) - What's on the roadmap for Star Atlas.

    (00:45:05) - In-game high stakes PvP.

    (00:49:19) - How to get involved in Star Atlas.

    Resources:

    Star Atlas TwitterStar Atlas WebsiteStar Atlas WhitepaperStar Atlas Economics Paper

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with John Crain, Founder & CEO of SuperRare, a marketplace to collect and trade unique, single-edition digital artworks. The two discuss SuperRare, decentralizing the platform through community-driven curation and the RARE token, differentiating from OpenSea, and much more!

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: Kava connects the world’s largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

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    Show Notes:(00:00) – Introduction.

    (02:53) – First Question: John’s Background.

    (07:48) – SuperRare overview.

    (12:38) – What gets John excited about NFTs now and in the future.

    (16:10) – Curating despite NFT abundance.

    (18:06) – How SuperRare is differentiated.

    (22:00) – John’s thoughts on curation.

    (31:09) – John’s thoughts on royalties for artists on SuperRare and other platforms.

    (34:38) – SuperRare’s Sovereign Smart Contracts.

    (43:59) – How SuperRare helps unknown artists achieve success.

    (47:58) – Biggest hurdle for $RARE.

    (50:00) – Biggest setback John overcame in SuperRare’s history.

    (52:51) – John’s advice for the people entering the NFT space now.

    (54:53) – John’s advice for artists.

    (56:31) – John’s thoughts on giving curation to the community.

    Resources:

    John’s TwitterSuperRare Website

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

    Music Attribution:

    Cosmos by From The Dust | https://soundcloud.com/ftdmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jake Brukhman, Founder & CEO at CoinFund, a blockchain-focused investment firm based in Brooklyn, New York. The two spend over two hours discussing all things NFTs, including NFT liquidity, judging NFT communities, CryptoPunks, fractionalization, scarcity, DAOs, pricing NFT assets, the future of NFTs, and much more!

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi’s most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

    Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.

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    Show Notes:

    (00:00:53) Jake’s background and interest in NFTs.

    (00:03:24) What is an NFT?

    (00:12:35) Judging NFT communities.

    (00:15:44) CryptoPunks and long-term resilience.

    (00:21:05) Complexity of NFTs / cultural difference between the DeFi and the NFT communities.

    (00:24:00) Nouns DAO is auctioning off a new noun every day.

    (00:36:36) How PartyDAO works / crowdfunding capital.

    (00:41:47) Jake’s thoughts on scarcity of NFTs and fractionalization.

    (01:02:59) Upshot is a more efficient way to price NFTs.

    (01:16:35) The NFT exchange market and importance of GTM strategies.

    (01:21:00) Rarible Protocol serves as a back end for NFT applications.

    (01:36:36) How the success of each marketplace benefits Rarible token holders.

    (01:45:46) Jake’s thoughts on NFT metadata storage and on-chain vs. off-chain assets.

    (01:54:22) Jake’s thoughts on regulation in the NFT space.

    (01:56:34) Where we’re at now in the NFT cycle.

    (02:12:17) Founders in the NFT space.

    (02:14:40) The royalty aspect of NFT drops.

    (02:21:48) The category of NFT projects Jake is most excited about.

    Resources:

    Jake's TwitterCoinFund websitePast interview with JakeFIRSTEDITION.XYZ"Appraisal games and the NFT liquidity problem"

    More

    Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43QAccess Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/

    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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  • The Delphi Podcast co-host and co-founder of Delphi Digital, Kevin Kelly, sits down with Tom Lombardi, Managing Director at 3iQ and adjunct professor of Finance at Pepperdine University, to get his take on several important trends in crypto and markets. The two discuss a wide array of topic areas ranging from the rise of DeFi and its growing popularity among institutional investors to the evolution of liquidity mining programs and how proper token incentives can better align stakeholders to create more valuable products than their centralized counterparts.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

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    Show Notes:

    (03:32) – Updates from Tom.

    (03:56) – Iron Finance stablecoin debacle.

    (08:03) – dYdX’s promotion / thoughts on the incentives and leverage in crypto.

    (12:35) – Thoughts on Uniswap’s AMM model.

    (16:58) – Tom’s thoughts on incentives – right or wrong?

    (20:03) – Token models and incentives.

    (24:44) – Tom’s thoughts on global adoption.

    (30:58) – What institutional investors really care about.

    (37:56) – Uneducated narratives against crypto.

    (48:34) – Tom’s students versus institutional investors.

    (01:02:13) – Tom’s thoughts on NFTs.

    (01:06:38) – Thoughts on current developments and the future of crypto.

    (01:15:42) – Where to find Tom and 3iQ.

    Resources:

    Tom Lombardi’s TwitterReferenced Kraken blog post on self-custody Pepperdine class syllabus3iQ’s website

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Allen Lee, Founder at Beta Finance, the first permissionless money market protocol for shorting any crypto asset. The two discuss Beta’s use cases, shorting long tail assets, being part of the Alpha Launchpad Incubator, and more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

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    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org

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    (2:40)- First Question: Allen's Background and how he got in crypto.

    (8:50)- Allen's thoughts on AI.

    (10:14) - Most compelling use cases.

    (13:43) - Beta's focus.

    (15:09) - How Beta works / how assets get listed on the platform in a secure way.

    (18:26) - Filtering assets by parameter in Beta.

    (22:50) - Beta's isolated collateral model / how Beta differentiates from other platforms.

    (28:00) - Beta's interest rate model.

    (32:07) - Allen’s thoughts on the culture of shorting assets.

    (36:52) - Experience launching out of the Alpha Finance Incubator.

    (40:00) - Allen's thoughts on value accrual / Beta's token.

    (42:20) - Beta Finance roadmap.

    Resources:

    Allen’s TwitterBeta Finance Website

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jimmy McNelis, Co-founder and CEO at nft42, the company that built Nameless, a platform empowering brands and creators to launch professional, custom NFT projects in a completely visual way with zero code. The two discuss other NFT platforms, partner networks, traditional brands and NFT experiences, and more.

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    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org

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    Show Notes:

    (4:23)- First Question: Jimmy's Background and how he got up to nft42 and Nameless.

    (13:47) - How Jimmy got into CryptoKitties.

    (19:42) - Goal of Nameless / what Jimmy’s trying to do differently / Nameless' target market.

    (26:58) - Minting an NFT on Nameless vs OpenSea.

    (28:47) - How the partner program works.

    (36:40) - Issues with current NFT space.

    (42:58) - How Jimmy out innovates.

    (44:21) - The most important forms of NFTs for businesses.

    (46:27) - How far away we are from NFT’s being ubiquitous / does it matter or it is all going to be crypto native.

    (51:56) - Jimmy's thoughts on customer’s feedback.

    (57:55) - Where to find Nameless.

    (01:00:44) - Jimmy's thoughts on brands and enterprises giving up control to the community.

    Resources:

    Jimmy McNelis: Co-Founder and CEO at nft42nft42 WebsiteNameless Website

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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  • Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Micky Watkins, Alan Omnet and Andrew Soper from World Mobile. World Mobile is seeking to tackle one of the biggest challenges globally: connectivity. This is not your typical crypto native project, but rather a new kind of telecoms network which leverages and combines a range of technologies like mesh networking, hybrid spectrum, and renewable energies, with blockchain being used to grow and distribute its infrastructure. It also happens to be the first token on Cardano supported by IOHK itself.

    In this conversation, we’ll dive into World Mobile: what it is, why it matters and their experience building on Cardano so far.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

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    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Supporting over 1000+ projects from builders, developers, and even artists, who everyday create new applications and issue digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world, Celo’s mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for everyone. Learn more at Celo.org.

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    -Show Notes:

    (3:22) (First Question) – Andrew, Mickey, Alan’s Background.(9:45) – The problem / almost half the world is still unconnected.(11:25) – How WMC’s solution works / how legacy infrastructure & solutions work.(20:08) – What is World Mobile Network.(27:17) – What infrastructure will WMC be putting down versus working with others and being kind of an aggregator.(34:00) – Thoughts on MMOs.(35:30) – Thoughts on Telecom.(42:30) – Why WMC choose to use blockchain / what is it that it enables that WMC couldn’t achieve without it.(47:50) – Why did WMC settle on Cardano / how WMC blockchain implementation works.(52:43) – Customer acquisition strategy / when WMC will start to roll this network out.(59:53) – WMC’s long-term vision.(1:08:40) – Where to find WMC.

    Resources:

    World Mobile Website World Mobile Interview With Charles HoskinsonWorld Mobile Documentary

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Santiago Santos, General Partner at Parafi Capital, an alternative investment firm focused on blockchain and decentralized finance markets. The two discuss game theory, psychology in crypto, finding that fund-returning play, and more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

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    -Show Notes:

    (2:33)- First Question: Santiago's Background and Parafi Capital overview.

    (4:04)- How Santiago allocates his time for projects.

    (11:02) - Getting buy-in for a project post-investment.

    (12:55) - Sizing up the founding team quantitatively and qualitatively.

    (15:58) - How retail investors get comfortable without access to the core team.

    (26:28) - Concentration vs. Diversification.

    (28:45) - Investing in themes.

    (34:15) - Copying and pasting old things that worked vs. actually having a new idea.

    (36:25) - Making bets on other L1s despite existing L1s.

    (46:26) - Token incentives from an investor and user perspective.

    (53:04) - Santiago's process for working with a team.

    (58:56) - Skepticism when doing due diligence on a project.

    (1:01:16) - Santiago's best advice.

    (1:03:56) - The best advice Santiago's ever gotten.

    (1:11:08) - Plays that changed Santiago's life / the world / someone else's life.

    (1:17:02) - Santiago's favorite book on game theory.

    Resources:

    Santiago Santos: General Partner, Parafi CapitalParafi Capital Website2020 Interview with Santiago and Ben Forman

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Andrew Kang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mechanism Capital, a fund interested in all aspects of the crypto ecosystem with a focus in DeFi. The two discuss token economics, value accrual, incentives for teams, and more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

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    -Show Notes:

    (2:50)- First Question: Andrew's Background and Mechanism Capital overview.(5:42)- How Andrew allocates his time for projects.(12:12) - Andrew's thoughts on community investing and party rounds.(14:17) - How Andrew builds conviction in a team as a retail investor.(16:50) - Founders / red flags / anonymous founders.(23:17) - Andrew’s biggest miss or loss and what he learned from it.(26:00) - Andrew's biggest edge as an investor in crypto.(30:47) - Projects that crushed their token economics from the get-go.(32:43) - Thoughts on token economics and incentives.(35:00) - Andrew's thesis on PleasrDAO and NFTs.(41:22) - DAOs maintaining their decentralization long-term.(46:25) - Thoughts on the future of VC investing in crypto.(50:29) - When Andrew thinks crypto will be not as interesting.(52:25) - Andrew's best advice.(55:23) - Who Andrew looks up to in the crypto space.

    Resources:

    Andrew Kang: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Mechanism CapitalMechanism Capital Website

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Michael Jordan, Vice President at Galaxy Digital, a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology sector. The two discuss types of investments, adding value to portfolio companies, token economics, and more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

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    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

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    Show Notes:

    (2:42) First Question: Michael’s Intro and what does he do at Galaxy.

    (6:27) Michael’s thoughts on traditional funds getting access to equity deals in crypto.

    (9:33) Differences between crypto equity plays today vs. a couple of years ago.

    (12:04) Whether projects like the OpenSeas, the Fireblocks to IPO in the NASDAQ or decentralize the community in some way.

    (16:40) Michael’s thoughts on party rounds vs. Galaxy taking all of a deal.

    (22:38) Retail vs. Institutional / what they see when they look at a project.

    (24:41) Michael’s thoughts on the value flows between the equity and the token.

    (29:19) Are we going to go completely crypto native with tokens? / will the stock exchange go away? / Michael’s thoughts on old traditional financing methods and where we’re going with crypto.

    (32:09) Founding teams / the spectrum of due diligence Michael does on a founder / how Michael diligences founders on the qualitative basis.

    (39:00) What Michael thinks is the most important sector within crypto to invest in – from a retail perspective.

    (41:06) Michael’s advice on diversification versus concentration.

    (43:54) The best advice Michael’s ever gotten.

    Resources:

    Michael Jordan: Vice President at Galaxy DigitalGalaxy Digital WebsiteInterview with Mike Novogratz, CEO and Chairman at Galaxy Digital

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jason Choi, General Partner at Spartan Group, one of Asia’s first DeFi focused funds. The two discuss biggest wins and losses, due diligence, traits of successful crypto communities, and more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Soon, USDC is coming to Kava! Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 who are building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org.

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    -Show Notes:

    (1:52) First Question: How Jason manages his time in the crypto industry.

    (6:22) Jason's thoughts on trends in a multi-chain world.

    (10:46) Jason's thoughts on L1s.

    (14:06) How Jason knows whether or not a project has a killer community.

    (16:30) How Jason gets comfortable with a project where the community starts to take over.

    (19:52) Founders / how Jason sizes up founders / red flags that avoid investing in a founder.

    (28:33) Gaining conviction during bear markets.

    (30:44) How Jason gets the conviction to invest in a project.

    (34:17) Jason's position on cash.

    (38:37) The best advice Jason’s ever gotten.

    (40:47) Incentives beyond money that lead Jason to invest in a project.

    (42:26) What was Jason biggest loss or miss and what he learned from it.

    (46:05) Jason's biggest accomplishment.

    (49:51) Jason's idol in the space / who Jason looks up to.

    (52:03) How Jason allocates his time effectively to portfolio companies / his favorite area to allocate his time.

    (53:35) Jason's thoughts on the VC model long-term.

    (56:56) What Jason is looking for in the next one to three years.

    Resources:

    Jason Choi: General Partner, Spartan CapitalSpartan Group Website2019 Interview

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Arthur Cheong, founder & portfolio manager at DeFiance Capital, Asia's largest DeFi focused crypto fund. The two discuss biggest wins and losses, effective due diligence, traits of successful crypto communities, and more.

    We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

    Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at cosmos.network.

    Kava: With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi’s most trusted, scalable and secure institutional grade cross-chain engine. Learn more at kava.io.

    Celo: Supporting over 1000+ projects from builders, developers, and even artists, who everyday create new applications and issue digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world, Celo’s mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for everyone. Learn more at Celo.org.

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    -Show Notes:

    (1:50) First Question: Arthur’s Intro and What is DeFiance Capital.

    (2:17) How long have been the fund around / how many deals have DeFiance done at a high level focus on tokens or equities.

    (2:48) How DeFiance works.

    (8:12) How Arthur draws the line on new areas to invest in.

    (12:30) Differences between traditional venture investing and VC in crypto.

    (19:36) Founders / How Arthur sizes up founders /red flags that avoid investing in a founder / anonymous founders.

    (31:04) Arthur’s thoughts on founders giving up control to the community.

    (33:26) Concentration versus diversification.

    (40:53) How Arthur allocates his time to funds or projects.

    (43:46) The best advice Arthur’s ever gotten from a crypto founder / the best advice that Arthur’s ever given someone on crypto.

    (46:45) How much cash Arthur has in the fund and what he thinks about it.

    (48:41) Arthur’s thoughts on global markets and how it affects crypto.

    (51:59) Arthur’s thoughts on a situation where governments take a very aggressive stance against crypto.

    (55:00) What was Arthur biggest loss, why did he miss it, and what is he going to do for the future so it doesn’t happen again.

    (58:36) Arthur’s thoughts on invest in the L1s.

    Resources:

    Arthur Cheong: Founder & Portfolio Manager, DeFiance CapitalDeFiance Capital Website

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  • The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tyler Ward and Tim Kang, co-founders of Universe, a community bootstrapping engine designed to embed community building mechanics into the way you mint and monetize NFTs. The three discuss how Universe is aggregating all NFT media components to launch an NFT community, iterating faster with a community-driven approach, and much more.

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    Show Notes:

    (2:20) - First Question - Tyler´s Intro.

    (3:21) - Tim´s Intro.

    (4:26) - What is Universe.

    (10:39) - Walkthrough Universe's components.

    (14:18) - Differences between minting on Universe vs. other platforms.

    (21:23) - Chance of other NFT minting platforms rerouting the metadata to Arweave or putting it on something unstoppable.

    (25:03) - Universe's Auction House.

    (29:56) - Reason behind decentralization of Universe's components.

    (36:03) - Tyler's thoughts on the dichotomy between what Larva Labs does to promote punks and what the community does to promote punks.

    (39:33) - Differences between polymorphs and other NFTs / why people are going crazy for them right now.

    (41:09) - Tim and Tyler's thoughts on Rarities / How to describe rarity to somebody that understands Punks well / how does the rarity value dynamic work.

    (46:52) - Polymorph: Rolling and Re-rolling / how expensive is to buy it / bonding curve aspects.

    (52:52) - The Foundation / how to incentivize people to curate and get involved.

    Resources:

    Tyler Ward: Co-Founder of UniverseTim Kang: Co-Founder of UniverseUniverse Website

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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  • Jose Maria Macedo and Jonathan Erlich sit down with Yenwen Feng and Nicholas Tong to discuss all things Perpetual Protocol, the largest decentralized perpetuals trading platform by volume. They explore Perpetual’s success to date and dive into all the details behind the upcoming Perpetual Protocol v2.

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    Show Notes

    (2:12) – (First Question) – Yenwen and Nick's background and what brought them to crypto.

    (5:09) – What is a perpetual future contract / Motivations for Perpetual V2.

    (8:41) – Perpetual V1 / vAMM architecture.

    (11:19) – Process to start a market in Perp V1 and what parameters are needed before creating a market.

    (17:34) – Reasons for the success of Perp V1 and V2 and how intense growth has been experienced from the team’s perspective.

    (23:40) - Biggest learnings from Perp V1.

    (26:07) - How Perp V2 works.

    (32:19) - Yenwen's thoughts on the design trade-offs and where does Perpetual sit.

    (34:50) - Advantage of adopting a Uniswap V3 style model versus a centralized limit order book model.

    (40:36) - Yenwen's thoughts on scaling perp long-term.

    (41:48) - Decentralized vs. centralized derivatives

    (44:35) - How the decentralized derivatives market will look like in 5–10 years from now.

    (47:44) - Where to find Perpetual Protocol.

    Resources:

    Yenwen Fang: Co-Founder at Perpetual ProtocolNick Tong: Head of Strategy at Perpetual ProtocolPerpetual Protocol Website

    More

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    Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.

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