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Revisiting Ripple: New Stablecoin, Airdrops, Network Attacks, and The SEC Case

Revisiting Ripple: New Stablecoin, Airdrops, Network Attacks, and The SEC Case

David Schwartz is the CTO of Ripple, the platform behind XRP which is one of the original cryptocurrencies. In this podcast, we will explore all of the latest developments and more, starting with the founding story of Ripple.

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Revisiting Ripple: New Stablecoin, Airdrops, Network Attacks, and The SEC Case

Revisiting Ripple: New Stablecoin, Airdrops, Network Attacks, and The SEC Case

David Schwartz is the CTO of Ripple, the platform behind XRP which is one of the original cryptocurrencies. In this podcast, we will explore all of the latest developments and more, starting with the founding story of Ripple.
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Inside PayPal's Blockchain Strategy: Insights from the Head of Crypto

Inside PayPal's Blockchain Strategy: Insights from the Head of Crypto

Jose Fernandez da Ponte is the Head of Crypto at PayPal which entered the crypto market back in 2020. In this podcast, we explore PayPal's motivation for entering the crypto space, the current crypto applications available on their platform, the creation and purpose of their stablecoin, PYUSD, and their approach to facilitating mass adoption of blockchain technology.
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$100B+ in Digital Assets: Lukas Schor on Safe, $SAFE, Smart Accounts and Quantum Computing

$100B+ in Digital Assets: Lukas Schor on Safe, $SAFE, Smart Accounts and Quantum Computing

Lukas Schor is the Co-Founder of Safe, an onchain asset custody protocol, securing ~$100 Billion in assets today. Today, Safe has a TVL of over $100B. In this episode, we go over the recently launched $GNO token, its use cases, early days of Gnosis as an onchain prediction market.
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BlackRock's BUIDL | Creating The Largest Tokenized Treasury Fund With Securitize

BlackRock's BUIDL | Creating The Largest Tokenized Treasury Fund With Securitize

Carlos Domingo is the founder and CEO of Securitize, a platform for issuing and trading security tokens or digital securities on the blockchain. Securitize aims to modernize the traditional financial markets by leveraging blockchain technology to provide greater accessibility, efficiency, and transparency in securities trading. Securitize recently partnered up with BlackRock to explore innovations in tokenizing assets and broadening access to the private capital markets. In today's podcast, we uncover all the details behind this collaboration and explore what the future holds for tokenized innovation.
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Aave, Lens, and Avara: Stani Kulechov's Journey Through DeFi and Web3 Social

Aave, Lens, and Avara: Stani Kulechov's Journey Through DeFi and Web3 Social

Stani Kulechov is the founder of Aave, which has become the largest lending protocol in DeFi. In this podcast, we start with a refreshener on Stani and his journey, then dive into the specifics of the protocols he has developed.
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How Blockchains and Tokens Are Powering the Next Internet Revolution

How Blockchains and Tokens Are Powering the Next Internet Revolution

Hello Defiers! Today, I'm bringing you a very special episode from a session I moderated at SXSW, where I had the opportunity of leading a session with Chris Dixon, a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where we focused on his recent publication, "Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet." This book is an essential read for anyone looking to grasp the essence of the Web3 movement. Let's dive in!
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"Really Crazy Stuff Will Happen With AVSs", ether.fi Founder Mike Silagadze

"Really Crazy Stuff Will Happen With AVSs", ether.fi Founder Mike Silagadze

In today's podcast we host Mike Silagadze, founder of ether.fi, an Ethereum restaking protocol, and Nikhil Raghuveera, co-founder of Aethos, a decentralized policy engine being built on EigenLayer. We dive into the use cases that restaking unlocks via Active Validating Services (AVSs) through EigenLayer, shedding light on how this innovation is shaping the ecosystem.
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How Ethena's Growth Divided Opinions in DeFi

How Ethena's Growth Divided Opinions in DeFi

Welcome to Crypto With Cami, your concise guide to the week's most significant developments in DeFi and Web3, all in 30 minutes or less.
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Pendle Finance Deep Dive With Founder TN Lee

Pendle Finance Deep Dive With Founder TN Lee

TN Lee is the founder of Pendle Finance - a DeFi platform that enables users to tokenize and trade future yield on Ethereum assets. In this podcast, we explore the fundamentals of Pendle Finance, providing a comprehensive understanding of one of DeFi's most complex and innovative products.
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Reflecting on a Decade | Stellar's Evolution in 2024

Reflecting on a Decade | Stellar's Evolution in 2024

Tomer Weller is the VP of Product at Stellar, one of the earliest alternative Layer 1 chains that existed before Ethereum. Stellar recently launched Soroban, its smart contract platform, designed to enhance the blockchain's functionality with efficient, developer-friendly tools for building sophisticated applications. In today's conversation, we dive deep into Stellar, review its fundamentals, reflect on its decade long journey as a Layer 1 blockchain, and have a closer look into the current use cases.