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Here we talk about blockchains. We explore various types of blockchains, provide our opinions on various new features and interesting innovations and explore the possibilities of this space.

In addition to deep technical discussions we also talk about the adjacencies of blockchains with other disciplines like networking, economics, game theory, etc.

EP 41 – INTERVIEW – BRIAN PASFIELD – CTO FRINGE FINANCE

Fringe Finance is a DeFi lending protocol that is aiming to engage all crypto assets including altcoins with smaller market caps, into the DeFi economy. It looks to enable crypto projects and institutional investors to earn interest on deposits while allowing holders of smaller market cap altcoins to use them as collateral. In this episode, we interview Brian Pasfield, CTO Fringe Finance, to take a closer look at how the protocol works.

Guest – Brian Pasfield – CTO, Fringe Finance
Website – https://fringe.fi/

EP 40 – DECENTRALIZED STORAGE – INTERVIEW – DANIEL A. NAGY – CO-FOUNDER SWARM

Swarm is a decentralized solution for data storage and communication. With a peer-to-peer system of networked nodes, Swarm aims to create an infrastructure that is scalable and self-sustaining, in order to enable a sovereign digital society. In this episode, we interview Daniel A. Nagy, Co-founder of Swarm, to discuss the importance of decentralized storage for the Web 3.0 paradigm and take a closer look at the workings of the Swarm ecosystem.

Guest – Daniel A Nagy – Co-founder, Swarm
Website – https://www.ethswarm.org/

EP 39 – LIGHTNING NETWORK – A DETAILED LOOK

Lightning Network is a Layer 2 off-chain scaling solution that improves the transaction speeds and reduces the transaction fees so as to enable Bitcoin as a convenient and affordable means of payment for day to day transactions. In this episode, we take a detailed look at – how the Lightning Networks works, what are some of its advantages and drawbacks and what it means for the adoption of Bitcoin as a means of payment.

Resources:

https://github.com/lightning/bolts/blob/master/00-introduction.md
https://start9.com/
https://github.com/talaia-labs/python-teos
https://lightning.video/
https://zebedee.io/gamers

EP 36 – BLOCKCHAIN METAVERSES

In this episode, we discuss the rise of Metaverses and the promise that blockchain based metaverses hold for the future of humanity. We discuss how they are set to impact various industries and change the way businesses operate. We also take a look some of the leading blockchain based metaverse platforms such as Decentraland, Sandbox and others.

EP 35 – AUTOMATED MARKET MAKERS (AMMs) – A CLOSER LOOK

In this episode, we discuss the workings of Automated Market Makers (AMMs), which are the key technology behind the functioning of Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs) today such as Uniswap, Sushiswap, Curve, etc. We look at what Automated Market Marking is, how it differs from the conventional mechanism of using Order Books. Also, we discuss the basics of liquidity pools, yields, etc. and the various pricing algorithms used by AMMs.

EP 34 – CRYPTO REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY – INTERVIEW – LIAM BUSSELL – HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS – BANXA

In this episode, we interview Liam Bussell, Head of Corporate Communications, Banxa. Banxa is an industry leading Payment Service Provider (PSP) providing fiat to crypto on and off ramp solutions to some of the biggest crypto exchanges such as Binance, Shapeshift, OKEx and several others. We discuss with Liam some of the key aspects of crypto regulations and various possibilities for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry going forward.

Guest – Liam Bussell, Head of Corporate Communications, Banxa
Website – https://banxa.com/

EP 33 – ORACLES – A CLOSER LOOK

In this episode, we revisit the topic of Oracles to understand their growing significance and role in blockchain systems today and how they enable various use cases by bridging real world data with blockchains. Also, we discuss some of the popular oracle based projects such as Chainlink, BAND and Tellor to understand how they operate and how they differ from each other.

EP 32 – INTERVIEW – ROB VIGLIONE – CEO HORIZEN LABS

Horizen (formerly known as Zencash) is a security and privacy focused blockchain platform that utilizes interoperable sidechains. Horizen’s recently launched sidechain solution Zendoo, uses Zero Knowledge proofs to provide a fully decentralized and customizable solution for businesses and developers, to create blockchain applications. In this episode, we interview Rob Viglione, CEO Horizen Labs, to take a closer look at workings of the platform and how it uses ZK-SNARKS to achieve security and privacy.

Guest – Rob Viglione – CEO & Co-founder, Horizen Labs
Website – https://www.horizen.io/

Also, please check out this interview of Horizen Labs’ CTO – Alberto Garoffolo at the Zero Knowledge podcast – https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/178