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34 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
E24: Zack Abbott (CEO @ ZBiotics) on Bioengineering Hangovers, Building Microbial Factories and Synthetic Biology Geek Out
In 2003, the first whole human genome sequencing cost totalled to roughly $2.7 billion. With rapid advancements in new tools, research and sequencing technologies, a new wave of techies is on the rise taking engineering principles to the biological domain. In this cast we talk to one such Co-Founder, Zack Abbott, about the rise of Synthetic Biology, his company, ZBiotics, and their work to build a probiotic product to alleviate hangovers.
36 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
E23: Alex Ortiz (CEV @ LifeID) on Atomizing of Our Identities, Open Questions about Open Source Businesses, Analog to Digital ID
Does a bar really need to know your full name and address or just that you're over 21? With growing technical and social engineering, something as simple as a leaked driver's licence can be lethal from an privacy standpoint. Should these analog identities have digital equivalents? In this cast we chat with Alex Ortiz, Chief Blockchain Evangelist at LifeID about how we are atomizing our identity. The future is wild.
36 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
E22: Ian Haase (CF at Motif Cannabis) - Navigating Canadian Cannabis Industry, Lessons for Young Entrepreneurs & Growing R&D for Canada with Motif Cannabis
Cannabis consumption is set to legalize nation wide in Canada on October 17 2018. However, behind the scenes entrepreneurs and companies are busy at work building this new industry for products ranging from recreational use to non-psychoactive ancillaries like medical treatments, additives and more. In this cast, we chat with serial entrepreneur and Motif Cannabis Co-Founder Ian Haase, about navigating this new industry in Canada.
37 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
E21: Phil Elsasser (CTO @ Market Protocol) on Adding Complex Financial Instruments, Concerns About Central Exchanges with Market Protocol
Price volatility is one factor limiting growth in the blockchain space. In this cast we talk to Co-Founder and CTO Phil Elsasser about his team's goal to build an underlying open source blockchain derivatives protocol. We touch on this problem of price volatility, bringing shorting to digital asset contracts, oracles for stock data and more!
37 minutes | May 24, 2018
E20: Rob May (CEO @ Talla) Post Exit Reflections, Digital Workers for Cognitive Ergonomics, Vigoda Law, and Building AI Trust with Talla & Botchain
Don't skip this one. With more automation, productivity tools, and cloud storage solutions the tricky question of, "how do we make all of this work together for the knowledge worker?" is becoming increasingly important. Layer on AI and the data used to improve these processes and we start asking slightly more concerning questions like, "Can you trust AI?" In this cast we talk to Rob May, CEO of Talla and angel investor in the AI world about exiting from his previous company Backupify, observations in AI world and his work with Talla and Botchain to create a new a standard for autonomous agents, Human-AI interactions, and more.
41 minutes | May 17, 2018
E19: EDCON 2018 - New Standards, Stable Coins, Scaling, Projects, and more
Come along with Rob as he interviews the buidlers, developers and entreprenuers of the Ethereum community and beyond at The Community Ethereum Development Conference (EDCON) on May 3 - 5, 2018.
38 minutes | May 10, 2018
E18: Igor Lilic (CEO @ Cellarius) on The Evolving Medium Of Story Telling, New Models for Entertainment & Crowd Sourced Content on Ethereum
With the advent of the internet the media industry has taken a complete turn in the 21st century. In this cast we talk to Co-Founder and CEO Igor Lilic of the Cellarius Network, a Consensys project, attempting to reinvent the nature of story telling through crowd sourced contributions. Cellarius hopes to unlock the thousands of untold stories of humanity, and create some new ones a long the way with this epic story of humanity and AI.
36 minutes | Apr 26, 2018
E17: Richard Burton (CEO @ Balance.io) on Protocolism, Being Candid with Crypto, and Fixing The Usability Problem
"Your $100 million ICO is not a success. It is a debt to the community. You owe us a $100 billion protocol. Good luck delivering." Richard Burton is CEO of Balance.io, a new weapon in the Ethereum tool arsenal. The twist? It's focused specifically on getting crypto on track by solving some of Ethereum's toughest usability problems. In this cast we discuss all matters of the crypto world, from "protocolism" to critiques of the community and state.
27 minutes | Apr 19, 2018
E16: Robbie Bent (COO @ TrueBit) Bridging Blockchains, Shattering Gas Limits, and "Adding More Cores" To The Decentralized Computer
There are a handful of metaphors to describe the evolution and future of blockchain development. One is the internet protocol layer specification, and another is one I've been exploring lately called the "decentralized architecture model". In this cast we talk to COO Robbie Bent of TrueBit about the scaling solution for crypto and beyond.
32 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
E15: Kevin Owocki (Gitcoin) Building Better Open Source with Ethereum, Future of Developer Work, and Just BUIDL
"HODL" has been an iconic meme in the crypto world, but with a growing realization that Blockchain technology could be bigger than finance, communities and developers are rising to the challenge to BUIDL the future as they see fit. In this cast, we talk to one such Founder Kevin Owocki of Gitcoin (Consensys Mesh) on his mission to push open source forward and bring Web3 into developer work life and beyond.
39 minutes | Apr 5, 2018
E14: Danielle Strachman (GP at 1517) An Entrepreneurial Education, Relationship Driven VC, and Lessons from Thiel Fellowship
"Universities today are selling a piece of paper at great cost and telling people that buying it is the only way they can save their souls". In this cast we talk to GP Danielle Strachman of 1517 Fund on her dedication to dispelling the "diploma illusion" of one size fits all education. Her focus on relationships first venture capital, and her time at Thiel Fellowship with inspiring founders like Ethereum creator Vitalik Butern.
29 minutes | Mar 29, 2018
E13: Nima Tahami & Mohsen Mohsenpour (ShiftRide) on Founder Lessons and Turning Car Sharing Into an On Demand Experience
Reflection and integration of new information and lessons is a critical in a startup environment from product feedback to regulating founder psychology. In this cast we chat with Nima Tahami & Mohsen Mohsenpour about their founder lessons and goal of turning car sharing into an on-demand experience with ShiftRide.
23 minutes | Mar 22, 2018
E12: Alan Wunsche (CEO TokenFunder) on Bringing Investor Protections to Initial Coin Offerings
Decentralized systems are, by nature... well.. a bit chaotic. While many investors in the 2017 ICO craze have been burned by more questionable offerings, 2018 continues to been the year of infrastructure and governance development. In this cast we chat with CEO Alan Wunsche of TokenFunder on their new platform for bringing investor protections and regulatory considerations for ICOs and more.
31 minutes | Mar 15, 2018
E11: Mark Beylin (Founder Bounties Network) on Conserving Rainforests to Hailing Uber Drivers using Bounties
"Hey Siri, put out a request to anyone in Barcelona for a weekend apartment rental at $100 a night". In this cast we talk to Founder Mark Beylin about his company The Bounties Network and his thoughts about it's applications to incentivizing humans to make progress in new ways environmentally, socially, and economically.
28 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
E10: Duncan Brown (CEO Distributed ID) on Building Digital Identities For Emerging Markets and Beyond
Identity is one of the key components in building inclusive financial services for an increasingly global world. Duncan Brown of DIID talks about using behavioural data in emerging markets to build digital identities.
33 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
E9: Ali Hassan (CEO Crescent Crypto) on Institutionalizing Digital Assets
The feigned herd of institutional money and investors just waiting on the side lines to get into the new world of digital assets is proclaimed far and wide among cryptocurrency investors. But results have been slower than forums have thought. In this episode we chat with founder and CEO Ali Hassan, who is leading the charge with Crescent Crypto in providing access to institutional level investors to the highly desired returns from digital assets with his passive crypto index fund.
27 minutes | Feb 10, 2018
E8: Rob on Thinking about Utility Tokens & Crypto Innovation Opportunities
Utility tokens are by use, the glue that binds together protocols in cryptocurrency land and projects, giving rise to the so called "Fat Protocol Thesis". How should we go about thinking of utility and protocol tokens in the ethereum and cryptocurrency world?
36 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
E7: Ian Pilon on Technology & Us, Future Landscape of AI, Sensors and Blockchains
Technology is developing at an unimaginable speed but have you ever stopped to ask the question, "How is this going to impact us and the evolution of humanity as a whole?". In this cast, we chat Ian Pilon on his opinions in this wacky world of Sensors, Blockchains, and AI.
19 minutes | Jan 26, 2018
E6: Mahesh Murthy on Training Future Blockchain Engineers with Zastrin Labs
Finding quality blockchain engineers for cryptocurrency based projects is among one of the most challenge pursuits right now in the crypto world - Mahesh Murthy wants to solve that with Zastrin Labs.
24 minutes | Jan 18, 2018
E5: Matthew Campbell on Bringing Ethereum DApps to Twitter Scale with Loom Network
Scaling applications in the Ethereum ecosystem is among one of the hottest debates today. Matt is Co-Founder of the Loom Network, and joins us to discuss how Loom plans to scale Ethereum Apps to Twitter like size, and provides his thoughts as a blockchain entrepreneur.
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