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  • In this episode, Keith Singery, a prominent validator and thought leader in the Bittensor ecosystem sits down with Tommy and Michael to share his unique perspective on the project's mission to democratize AI and create a decentralized alternative to the centralized models dominating the field.

    They delve into the intricate dynamics of Bittensor, including the incentive mechanisms that fuel the network's miners and validators, the potential for a "Cambrian explosion" of specialized AI models, and the vision of a future where individuals can customize their own AI assistants tailored to their needs and values.

    Keith passionately argues for the necessity of decentralized AI as a counterweight to the increasing control of tech giants over our access to information and the shaping of our worldviews. Drawing parallels to the open-source software movement, he paints a compelling picture of a world where the intelligence landscape is shaped by the collective efforts of the many, rather than the dictates of the few.

    This wide-ranging conversation touches on fascinating topics such as the potential for AGI to emerge from decentralized networks, the role of crypto incentives in driving AI development, and the challenges of monetizing the Bittensor ecosystem.

    Whether you're a crypto enthusiast, an AI aficionado, or simply someone intrigued by the cutting edge of technology, this episode offers a thought-provoking glimpse into the future of decentralized intelligence.

    Key Links

    Bittensor: https://bittensor.com Keith’s Podcast: https://bittensor.guru

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    Bittensor, Decentralized AI, Open-Source Models, Incentive Mechanisms, AGI, Democratizing AI, Crypto Incentives, AI Monetization, Keith Singery, BitTensor Validator, AI Ethics, Customizable AI Assistants, Michael Rinko, Tommy Shaughnessy, TAO, AI, ChatGPT, OpenAI, Crypto, $TAO, #TAO.

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  • In this episode, Keone Hon dives deep on Monad, a high-performance Ethereum-compatible layer 1 blockchain focused on delivering high performance and drastically lower transaction costs.

    We discuss Monad's key technical innovations like MonadBFT consensus, parallel execution, and a custom database enabling 10,000+ TPS. Keone explains how these breakthroughs allow complex 100K gas transactions costing just a fraction of a cent, 100x cheaper than even leading Layer 2s.

    We also explore how Monad achieves this while maintaining decentralization and a rich developer experience via full EVM equivalence. Tune in to learn why Monad could be a game changer for builders and users looking maximize performance and minimize costs.

    Key Links

    Monad: https://www.monad.xyz

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    Disclosures

    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 Ventures 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.

    As an additional disclosure, Tom Shaughnessy the host is an angel investor in Monad.

    Keywords

    Monad, Keone Hon, EVM, Layer 1, high performance, low cost transactions, Ethereum Virtual Machine, EVM compatible, parallel execution, consensus, decentralization, developers, Monad xyz, Tommy Shaughnessy, Delphi Digital, Delphi, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum,

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  • Simon Harman, founder of decentralized cross-chain swap protocol Chainflip, joins us for an in-depth discussion on the future of trading in crypto.

    We cover the motivation behind building a decentralized exchange focused on major layer 1 assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the technical challenges with supporting Bitcoin, and how ChainFlip achieves fast, no-slippage swaps.

    Simon explains ChainFlip's advanced liquidity architecture including the JIT AMM, which allows liquidity providers to bid on trades in real-time. We discuss the debate around active versus passive liquidity and why active liquidity management is essential for competitive pricing.

    Looking at sustainability and security, Simon shares his views on how to define profitability for DeFi protocols and how ChainFlip captures value to incentivize FLIP token holders. He also walks us through ChainFlip’s extensive testing and processes to prevent hacks.

    With cross-chain interoperability on the rise, we get Simon’s thoughts on the app chain thesis and why application-specific blockchains have advantages over generalized smart contract platforms.

    Key Links

    Chainflip: https://chainflip.io

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    Decentralized exchange, DEX, Cross-chain swaps, Bitcoin swaps, Ethereum swaps, Trading, Liquidity, Tokenomics, Sustainability, Security, ChainFlip, Simon Harman, Tommy Shaughnessy, Can Gurel, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Cross Chain, Exchange, Bitcoin, Ethereum,

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  • Logan Jastremski, Co-founder of Frictionless Capital, sits down for an in-person podcast with Tommy to discuss scaling solutions for high throughput blockchains. They dive into integrated chains like Solana versus modular approaches like Celestia, balancing decentralization and performance, Layer 2 rollups, the differences between downtime and reorgs, and more. Logan breaks down his views from a first principles perspective and where he thinks the infrastructure is heading long-term.

    Join them as they unravel the future of high throughput blockchains through an enlightening exchange of ideas and expert analysis.

    Key Links

    Frictionless Capital: https://www.frictionless.fund

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    Disclosures

    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 Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    crypto, blockchain, decentralisation, censorship resistance, transaction speeds, scalability limitations, data availability sampling, throughput bottlenecks, layer 2 rollups, sharding, virtual machines, consensus mechanisms, nakamoto coefficients, nodes, amortisation, sustainability, solana, celestia, high throughput, logan jastremski, frictionless, frictionless capital, high throughput blockchain scaling, intergrated chains,

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  • Guy Young joins Delphi Ventures' Yan Liberman to discuss Ethena’s novel approach to creating a stablecoin that is censorship-resistant, scalable, and yield-generating.

    We explore how Ethena achieves these goals through a crypto-native stablecoin called USDE that generates yield by collateralizing staked ETH and shorting ETH futures. The conversation provides unique insight into the mechanics and incentives underlying USDE's design.

    We also discuss second-order implications of the product capturing significant market share in the future and explore pathways for further decentralization over time. The episode sheds light on an innovative stablecoin built to be resilient across market cycles. It serves as a fascinating case study on the delicate balance between pragmatism and principles in crypto design. We also touch on future opportunities to integrate USDE's outsized yields into DeFi protocols in synergistic ways as adoption grows.

    Key Links

    Ethena Labs: https://www.ethena.fi

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    Disclosures

    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 Ventures 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. DV is an investor in Ethena.

    Keywords

    stablecoin, yield farming, ethereum staking, futures basis trading, dual asset collateralization, decentralized finance (DeFi), total value locked (TVL), market resilience, open interest, cryptocurrency adoption, tokenomics, crypto derivatives, lending protocols, money markets, fixed income, decentralized governance, stablecoin regulations, tether, market share, proof of stake economics, staked cryptoassets, USDE, ethena, ethena labs, USDC,

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  • AI innovation is accelerating rapidly, but centralized control threatens equitable access and distribution. Can decentralized coordination unlock AI's full potential?

    We explore this question with Upshot CEO Nick Emmons on his mission to decentralize AI models and architect mechanisms for specialized models to work together.

    We dive into Upshot's network architecture, machine learning pricing models for NFT valuations and DeFi, reimagining incentives and IP protections, challenges facing decentralized models, and whether crypto startups can realistically compete against data and talent-rich Big Tech.

    Get Nick's forward-looking view on if decentralization can reshape access, power, and innovation in AI - as well as predictions on AGI evolution timelines and crypto's role in advancing an open and participatory AI future.

    Don't miss this forward-looking glimpse into the AI decentralization uprising from one of its leading voices.

    Summary:

    The vision and roadblocks for decentralizing AI models outside of Big Tech's walled gardens Architecting coordination mechanisms for specialized AI models to work together Reimagining the crypto-AI stack from data to models to applications Ensuring model IP protections while enabling collective intelligence Who wins? Evaluating if crypto startups can realistically compete against AI giants Predictions on AGI timelines and decentralization impacting access

    Key Links

    Upshot: https://upshot.xyz

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Additional disclosure: Upshot is a Delphi Ventures portfolio comp

    Keywords

    Decentralized AI, AI centralization, crypto vs Big Tech, decentralized AI models, AI coordination mechanisms, crypto AI stack, financial AI models, NFT valuations, AI incentives, model IP protection, collective intelligence, specialized AI models, verifiable AI, generative AI models, AI infrastructure, AI applications, AI, UpShot, BitTensor, Nick Emmons, Delysium, AGI, TAO, Proof of Alpha, NFT, DeFi, DePin

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  • Ala Shaabana joins us to discuss the compelling vision behind Bittensor - a decentralized network aiming to democratize access to AI models and development. He provides an inside look at the technical architecture and incentives powering this novel system.

    We delve into recent events highlighting flaws in centralized AI governance, using OpenAI's board drama as a case study. Ala contrasts this with Bittensor's community-driven approach to align AI progress with shared human values.

    Beyond technical details, we explore philosophical questions around AI development pathways. Ala weighs a future of continued concentration in big tech versus decentralized progress through platforms like Bittensor. He makes a thoughtful case for the latter route to drive innovation equitably.

    Touching on applications built atop Bittensor, intriguing use cases emerge from specialized subnets meeting localized needs unattainable via generalized models from a single provider. Ala sees room for growth across research, commercial applications and hobbyist experimentation alike.

    He also discusses Bittensor's roadmap to dissolve its own foundation over time, completing the decentralized vision through demonstrable self-governance. This podcast provides a window into next-generation infrastructure springing up to unlock AI's benefits to society in an inclusive way.

    Show Notes

    Website: bittensor.com

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    Disclosures

    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 Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    BitTensor, Ala Shaabana, Decentralized AI, AI Governance, Validator, Miner, Subnet, OpenAI, TAO Token, $TAO, AI, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto Exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto Regulation, Crypto Investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency Adoption, Future of money, Financial Freedom

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  • Robert Leshner has been at the forefront of DeFi since founding Compound in 2017. Now he's on a mission to bridge traditional finance and crypto with his new venture, SuperState.

    In this episode, Robert provides an inside look at SuperState's plans to tokenize real-world assets like US Treasuries, allowing crypto protocols to access their yields. He explains why asset tokenization has been slower than expected, citing lack of demand for esoteric assets targeted in early experiments.

    They discuss how Treasuries are an ideal first asset class to tokenize due to high investor demand and yields above what's available on-chain today. Robert believes bringing real-world assets on-chain will transform finance by making them programmable and composable.

    Reflecting on lessons from Compound, Robert explains how SuperState is taking an institutional investor-focused approach from the start. He also shares his perspective on the current DeFi landscape and what he looks for when investing in early-stage founders.

    Robert provides unique insights only someone of his experience could offer. He remains focused on the big picture - bridging TradFi and crypto to expand what's possible in DeFi.

    Show Notes

    Website: Superstate Email: [email protected]

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    Disclosures

    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 Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    Tokenization, T-Bills, Yield, Real World Assets, Compound, SuperState, DeFi, Crypto, Treasuries, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto Exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto Regulation, Crypto Investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency Adoption, Future of money, Financial Freedom

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  • How do experienced crypto investors analyze and adapt their strategies over time? Get insights from Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder VC, on the firm's journey investing in crypto networks.

    From Bitcoin's early days to Ethereum's rise and now Solana, Chris explains their evolving philosophy. He shares thoughtful perspectives on building founder relationships, managing liquidity, evaluating growth vs. value, and more.

    For investors interested in understanding crypto networks, this episode provides an insider's view on crypto venture investing. Join the conversation!

    Show Notes

    Placeholder

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    Disclosures

    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 Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    Venture Capital, Crypto Investing, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Liquidity Events, Founder Relationships, Network Effects, Growth Strategy, Placeholder, Value Strategy, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom

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  • Co-founders of Offchain Labs, Ed Felten and Steven Goldfeder take us back to 2014, when a classroom idea sparked their vision for scaling before Ethereum even launched.

    Learn why they believe interactive fraud proofs provide unparalleled security guarantees compared to ZK-rollups, and dive into how these fraud proofs technically work.

    Gain valuable perspective from Felten and Goldfeder on the flaws plaguing zero knowledge proofs and the overly optimistic claims made about their capabilities.

    Whether you're a developer evaluating layer 2s or an investor tracking the scaling wars, don't miss these insights from pioneers in the space who've been thinking about these problems longer than almost anyone else.

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    Ethereum, Scaling, Layer 2, Rollups, Arbitrum, Optimistic rollups, ZK rollups, ZK Proofs, Fraud proofs, Decentralization, Sequencer, Proof Systems, Ethereum Future, Web3 Scaling, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom

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  • Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-founder and President of StarkWare, joins this podcast episode to discuss scaling blockchains like Ethereum with ZK proofs and validity rollups. He provides an in-depth look at how StarkWare is using its Cairo language and ZK-VM to enable scalability, privacy, and computational integrity on Ethereum. Topics covered include:

    The role of Ethereum and validity rollups in the future ZK landscape Surprises and innovations in ZK proof research Pros and cons of ZK-EVMs vs ZK-VMs for blockchain scaling StarkWare's technology for asserting computational integrity On-chain gaming and other applications uniquely enabled by ZK proofs Decentralizing the sequencer and Starknet's roadmap Elliptic curve risks and the need for quantum-resistant proof systems

    This episode offers key insights on blockchain scaling and the impact ZK proofs will have on Ethereum and Web3 development. It's essential listening for anyone interested in the technical side of Ethereum and ZK proof adoption.

    Show Notes

    StarkWare

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    Ethereum, ZK Proofs, ZK-STARKs, Zero Knowledge Proofs, Validity Rollups, Starkware, Scalability, Privacy, Cairo, Blockchain Scaling, Ethereum Scaling, ZK-EVMs, ZK-VMs, Computational Integrity, Cryptography, Proof Systems, Ethereum Future, Web3 Scaling, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom

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  • On this episode of the Delphi Podcast, Tommy and Jose spoke with Antonio Juliano, founder of dYdX, about their goal to build the largest crypto exchange through a focus on decentralization and derivatives trading.

    They discussed dYdX's ambitious vision and the risks they are taking to achieve it, including building their own Cosmos-based blockchain called dYdX Chain. Antonio explained how this custom blockchain will allow them to optimize performance and features specifically for trading perpetuals and derivatives.

    They also explored dYdX's approaches to decentralizing frontends, reducing MEV, and leveraging order books over AMMs to serve their prosumer crypto trading audience.

    Antonio shared his perspective on competition from both centralized and decentralized exchanges, and his views on the future landscape of app chains and blockchain platforms. An insightful conversation about dYdX's technology decisions and product roadmap aimed at disrupting the status quo and becoming a top global crypto exchange over the next 5-10 years.

    Show Notes

    dYdX

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    dYdX, Antonio Juliano, Cosmos, blockchain, app chains, decentralized exchange, DEX, perpetuals, derivatives, trading, order books, AMMs, DeFi, crypto exchange, centralization, decentralization, frontends, MEV, competition, future, technology, roadmap, product, performance, customization, risks, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom

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  • Christopher Goes, co-founder of Anoma and Nomad, joins Tommy and Can to discuss how he envisions intents becoming the primary interface for blockchain applications.

    They explore how Anoma is building an architecture focused on user intents, rather than transactions, and how this enables greater composability, privacy, and flexibility.

    Chris provides his unique insight on the evolution of privacy, comparing privacy as an asset, service, and eventually default. They also discuss mechanics of intent pools, liberating users from centralized solvers, and the importance of fungible trust relationships.

    Show Notes

    Anoma

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Keywords

    Intents, User Intents, Intent-Centric Architecture, Intent Pools, Intent Composability, Counterparty Discovery, Privacy by Default, Privacy as an Asset, Privacy as a Service, Privacy as Default, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Trust Networks, Reputation Systems, Sybil Resistance, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Liquidity Fragmentation, Transaction Fees, Miner Extractable Value (MEV), Front Running, Censorship Resistance, Permissionless Systems, Surveillance Capitalism, Anoma, Nomad, Christopher Goes, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom

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  • In this episode Tommy is joined by Travis Kling, founder of Ikigai Asset Management, he discusses his investigation into Binance. Travis breaks down the timeline of events at Binance over the past year, including large BTC transfers, executives leaving, and getting banned in multiple countries.

    He also explains why he believes there could be a liability mismatch and "hole" in Binance's balance sheet, similar to what happened with FTX, and how this could impact the chances of a Bitcoin spot ETF approval.

    Despite his own painful experience with FTX, Travis shares an inspiring message of perseverance and purpose. Are your funds really SAFU? Tune in to find out.

    Show Notes

    Travis Kling Tweet on Binance Events CFTC Binance Action SEC Binance Charge DOJ and Binance Article

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    Binance, CZ, Changpeng Zhao, FTX, Bitcoin, Spot ETF, Allegations, Proof of reserves, Travis Kling, Ikigai Asset Management, Perseverance, Binance, CZ, Changpeng Zhao, FTX, Bitcoin, Spot ETF, Allegations, Proof of reserves, Travis Kling, Ikigai Asset Management, Perseverance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Crypto exchange, Digital assets, Decentralization, Crypto regulation, Crypto investing, Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, DeFi, Cryptocurrency adoption, Future of money, Financial freedom

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  • Jose, Yan, Duncan and Ceteris discuss the craze of friend.tech, what it is, how it works and what it might bring to the table, as well as talk about Coinbase's new L2 and their views on ETFs, liquidity and the markets.

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  • In this spirited debate podcast episode, Tommy is joined by Kyle Samani, Co-Founder of Multicoin Capital, and Nick White, COO of Celestia Labs, to discuss the future of blockchain infrastructure. Kyle lays out the case for integrated blockchain platforms like Solana and Aptos that optimize for scalability, while Nick argues for the flexibility of modular networks like Celestia.

    They dive deep into the core philosophies underpinning modular versus monolithic designs when it comes to topics like scalability, verification, composability, and more. Kyle and Nick exchange perspectives professionally on whether modular systems or integrated chains will become the optimal architecture for blockchains in the long run.

    This intellectually stimulating discussion provides insight into the reasoning behind two schools of thought on blockchain infrastructure design. Learn about the end-state visions from Kyle and Nick as they civilly debate this important topic for the future of crypto and Web3.

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    The Hidden Costs of Modular Systems by Multicoin Capital

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

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    Although our guests this week are managing partners of a registered investment adviser, nothing in this podcast should be considered an offer of Multicoin’s investment advisory services or should otherwise be confused for investment, tax, legal or other financial advice.

    Keywords

    blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralization, web3, modular systems, integrated platforms, scalability, throughput, latency, flexibility, customizability, developers, smart contracts, consensus, proof of stake, interoperability, bridges, atomic composability, rollups, ethereum, solana, celestia, aptos, multicoin capital, infrastructure, architecture, verification, security, nodes, validation, governance, regulation, modular blockchain, monolithic blockchain,

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  • In this episode, Tommy speaks with James Seyffart, Scott Johnsson, and Hal Press about the latest developments in the long-running saga to get Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) approved by the SEC.

    They discuss the current filings from major players like Grayscale, BlackRock, and ARK Invest, provide analysis on Grayscale's lawsuit against the SEC, and debate the timeline and likelihood of approval.

    The experts also examine the potential market impact and discuss how an ETH futures ETF approval could pave the way for a spot Bitcoin ETF.

    Will the SEC finally approve these products? How would it impact crypto adoption? Tune in for this wide-ranging discussion on the nuances of ETF filings, SEC reasoning, and the uncertain road ahead.

    As a disclosure the host Tommy currently holds ETHE.

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

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    bitcoin ETF, ethereum ETF, SEC approval, crypto ETF, grayscale bitcoin trust, GBTC, ethereum grayscale trust, bitcoin futures ETF, ethereum futures ETF, spot bitcoin ETF, SEC regulation, crypto regulation, bitcoin adoption, institutional crypto adoption, bitcoin price impact, crypto investing, bitcoin investing, bitcoin IRA, bitcoin in brokerage account, grayscale vs SEC, gensler bitcoin, crypto ETF race, winklevoss ETF, Barry Silbert, digital asset investing, bitcoin institutional adoption, bitcoin mainstream adoption, bitcoin passive investing

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  • In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of blockchain security and the intersection of artificial intelligence with the crypto space. Join us for an insightful conversation with the co-founders of Test Machine, a company dedicated to making smart contracts safer by utilizing advanced AI technology for vulnerability detection.

    Matt and Andrew share their experiences, insights, and expertise in the realm of smart contract security. They discuss the challenges of identifying vulnerabilities, the potential risks of AI misuse, and the synergy between blockchain technology and AI in enhancing data reliability and security.

    Whether you're a developer, investor, or simply curious about the future of blockchain, this episode offers valuable perspectives on the evolving landscape of crypto security.

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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 and members at Delphi Ventures 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.

    Keywords
    AI-driven security, Blockchain technology, Smart contract vulnerabilities, Test Machine solutions, Crypto security, Ethical hacking, Blockchain data integrity, AI in cybersecurity, Vulnerability detection, AI-powered audits, Crypto ecosystem, Dystopian AI scenarios, Blockchain adoption, AI-Blockchain integration, Defi projects, Ethical hacking tools, Crypto autonomy, Future of blockchain, Financial data protection, Crypto industry challenges, AI,

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  • In this thought-provoking podcast episode, we discuss the mysteries surrounding Large Language Models (LLMs) and their implications for the future of artificial intelligence (AI) with Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, Wolfram | Alpha & Wolfram Language.

    We dive into the fascinating world of Large Language Models (LLMs) and their surprising capabilities. He also discusses the underlying scientific principles behind LLMs, including the concept of computational irreducibility, and how they function as probabilistic sentence finishers. Wolfram reflects on the potential applications of LLMs in computational contracts and the challenges of aligning AI systems with human aspirations.

    As the conversation delves into the future of AI governance, Wolfram explores the complexities of regulating AI and the importance of finding a balance between human intervention and autonomous decision-making. This episode offers a captivating exploration of the evolving landscape of AI and its impact on various industries and job roles.

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  • Podcast description

    In this episode we talk to Jesse Pollak, Head of Protocols at Coinbase where he leads the development of Base, Coinbase’s L2 built on the OP Stack. Prior to leading Protocols, he led retail engineering at Coinbase for many years, building Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, and Coinbase Wallet.

    We explore how Base went from idea to product inside of Coinbase, how Base and Coinbase will reconcile their differences in technical and social centralization, how Base compares to other solutions, and much more.

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    Chapters:

    (0:00) - Introduction (0:58) - History of Base (7:47) - Base vs other L2 blockchains (12:50) - Reconciling Coinbase and Base’s differences (16:08) - Why L2? (20:47) - ZK rollups vs OP stack (29:16) - Growing the Base ecosystem (30:42) - Coinbase’s neutrality framework (32:23) - Base and Coinbase are complementary (34:27) - Base vs other CEX blockchains--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message