64 minutes | May 19, 2021

Episode 181: Aping into DeFi and NFTs with Andy Chorlian and Tarun Chitra

This week Anna and Tarun chat with Andy Chorlian. Andy recounts the many interesting moments through his crypto journey, including being at Maker during Black Thursday, living through DeFi Summer, and then jumping into NFTs with Top Shot and PleasrDAO. Taking a break from his degen career, Andy is now developing Fractional, a protocol for fractionalizing NFTs. He explains how it works under the hood and how the concept could bridge the DeFi and NFT worlds. Here are some links for this episode: An overview of the NBA Top Shot platform to understand what it’s about. Andy’s NBA Top Shot stats page. The WSJ article featuring Andy’s “messy” desk. Where Media & Music Meet NFT & Blockchain, Zero Knowledge Episode 167 featuring Andre Anjos (RAC) and Trevor McFedries (Brud). An intro to Fractional The Snowden NFT piece If you’re looking for a job in the world of blockchain and zero knowledge, don’t forget to check out our Jobs Board! The board is updated right after each Jobs Fair, the next one of which is today! Register here for the Jobs Fair and here if you want to attend the zkSessions sister event. This will be our first zk-centric zkSessions for a full dive into DSLs and libraries for programming with ZKPs. Also, make sure to subscribe to our new Substack to be updated of any future zkSessions, Jobs Fair, StudyClub or another of our many initiatives. Thanks to this week’s sponsor, O1 Labs, the creators of Mina Protocol Mina is the world’s lightest blockchain – powered by participants. Mina is a layer-one protocol, creating a private gateway between the real world and crypto. The entire chain is around 22kb — even as it scales, thanks to zk-SNARKs. The ecosystem is growing fast and Mina's mainnet has just gone live, offering users a platform to build a private gateway between the real world and crypto, visit minaprotocol.com to find out more. If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm Join us on Telegram Catch us on Youtube Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant Support us on the ZKPatreon Donate through coinbase.commerce Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
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