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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job is a podcast series from kiwi musicians Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum. The idea of this podcast is to give people an insight into the real workings of the careers of creative professionals. The fact is creative professionals are fascinating characters who have had to work very hard and overcome many personal and professional obstacles. They are dedicated, multi-talented people who make great sacrifices and take great risks and we think this is worth celebrating. S ...
 
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Erick De Moura, CEO of Cartesi is here to discuss the thought process behind building Layer-2 solutions, and how the project differentiates itself from other chains by revolutionizing the coding scene for newcomers to Web3! Timestamps 01:30 Intro 04:54 What is Cartesi? 06:31 How does Cartesi compare to other chains 10:08 Cartesi's accessibility for…
 
Hart Lambur, Co-Founder of UMA is here to discuss the thought process behind Oracles and how they play a role in providing accurate information with the aim of revolutionizing the Web3 space! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [03:52] What is UMA? [06:16] As an Oracle, how do you ensure that information provided is accurate? [09:07] What goes on behind the s…
 
Wellington producer Lee Prebble owns and runs surgerystudios.co.nz and has worked with a long list of great artists including TrinityRoots, The Phoenix Foundation, The Black Seeds, Cornerstone Roots, Fly My Pretties and L.A.B. We talk life, music and production and have many a laugh on the way. Great dude, great chats.…
 
Alex Smirnov, Co-Founder of deBridge is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of deBridge and how the project aims to innovate and revolutionize blockchain bridges securely and efficiently! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [05:04] What is deBridge and how many cross-chains are supported? [07:40] What makes deBridge different? [11:50] Brid…
 
Corey Miller, Growth Lead of dYdX is here to discuss the thought process behind the migrational shift to the Cosmos ecosystem. This podcast covers all you need to know about the shift and how it aims to revolutionize the platform in the world of DeFi! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [05:50] What is dYdX? [07:08] Why is dYdX moving to Cosmos? [10:36] Why C…
 
Guitarist Neil Watson has played with a long list of great artists including Michael Brecker, Ali Campbell (UB40), Anika Moa, Tim Finn, Greg Johnson, Lucy Lawless, Jordan Luck, Nathan Haines, The Finn Bro’s, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Tami Neilson and many more. On this very special episode the two guitarists settle in for a great chat about …
 
Alex Pruden, COO of Aleo is here to discuss on the thought process behind the creation of Aleo, and the importance of zero-knowledge proof blockchains and how they aim to elevate privacy in the world of Web3! Timestamps [01:31] Intro [05:18] What is ZK proof and where does Aleo come into play? [10:30] How is online data stored nowadays and how does…
 
Ramon Recuero, founder of Babylon Finance is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of the project, how it offers various investment services to its users, and how the project aims to revolutionize the investment DAO space in the near future! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [04:14] What is Babylon Finance and how does it work? [06:51] Wha…
 
Daniel Tamas, CEO of WAM is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of WAM, a hyper-casual focused gaming platform, and how it aims to revolutionize the GameFi space in the near future! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [02:42] What is WAM? Is it a game or a platform? [06:57] What are hypercasual games? [08:36] Stats on WAM [11:01] How many …
 
Ruth Power is the founder of online creative piano school Piano Picnic. To date, Piano Picnic has approximately 2500 subscription-based students and is going from strength to strength. Ruth’s career has included music publishing, a Christchurch rockstar start up and working in London as a sheet music editor, before moving back to New Zealand to sta…
 
Uddhav Marwaha, CEO and co-founder of Friktion Labs is here to discuss the thought process behind the creation of Friktion, how the project aims to capitalize on the growth of financial instruments in DeFi, and bridging the complexity gap between traders and financial tools! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [03:36] What is Friktion protocol? [03:50] What a…
 
John Paller, founder of Opolis is here to discuss on the thought process behind the creation of Opolis, and how the project aims to create an employment co-operative with various benefits unique to Web3! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [07:15] What is Opolis? [12:24] Why is Opolis important for independent workers as opposed to traditional HR systems? [18…
 
ARIA has spent many years working as a vocalist for numerous artists including Homebrew, Dr Colossus, Teek and Noah Slee. ARIA lived in the bustling music scene of Berlin for several years before returning to New Zealand where she got to work writing and recording her own music. Now ARIA is celebrating the release of her new EP ‘Love Songs Till Mid…
 
Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius is here to discuss on the project itself and how it aims to disrupt the traditional music industry, and to share deep insights on the direction of the music industry and how Audius fits in these plans as we transition to the world of Web3! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [04:53] What is Audius and how does it s…
 
Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex is here to to discuss about the exchange as well as all things bitcoin! You'll be filled in on the facts of the exchange itself, from upcoming Bitfinex products to its role in the Lightning Network. Timestamps [01:30] Intro [05:14] What does your day-to-day look like at Bitfinex? [09:25] Could you share more on new Bi…
 
Niko Hosn, CTO of RareMint is here to discuss on the crossover between sports memorabilia through NFTs and Web3. You'll be filled in on the project itself, the potential of the market and RareMint's unique role in the space. Timestamps [01:30] Intro [03:03] What are sports memorabilia and Raremint's NFT role in it? [05:37] What is Raremint's role i…
 
Francesco Melpignano, CEO of Kadena Eco is here to discuss on the though process behind the creation of Kadena, and to give us deep insights into the inner workings of the Kadena ecosystem, how it aims to scale Proof-of-Work consensus, and the future opportunities the protocol presents! Timestamps [01:29] Intro [04:00] What is the Kadena Chain and …
 
Anthonie Tonnon is a sing songwriter from Whanganui who is about to begin his ‘Leave Love Out Of This’ New Zealand tour. He’ll be playing in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington and Whanganui from May 6th to May 21st. He’s released a number of new songs in the last year including his latest single ‘Lockheed Bomber’. You can check out his mus…
 
Guy Zyskind, co-founder Of Secret Network is here to discuss with us his journey of creating Secret. He shares the importance of privacy in blockchains, Secret’s encryption methods, and some practical applications for having this level of privacy on the blockchain. Timestamps [01:30] Intro [03:11] What is Secret Network? [04:28] Privacy level diffe…
 
We are joined by Phillippe Bekhazi, CEO and Founder of XBTO. Bezhaki gives us an insight into XBTO, cryptofinance, and the fintech environment as a whole! Watch on Geckos! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [03:48] What is XBTO [04:36] How much of XBTO’s revenue comes from market-maker services? [06:03] What is the institutional demand of XBTO’s market-makin…
 
We are joined by Josh Neuroth, Head of Product of Ankr Protocol. Neuroth gives us an insight into Ankr and Web3, the revolutionary new iteration of the world wide web and how Ankr fits in it. Timestamps [01:30] Intro [02:50] Web3 in Josh’s words [05:40] Ankr’s role within Web3 [07:27] How Ankr enable the ‘average’ joe’ to participate in providing /…
 
We are joined by Sunny Aggarwal, Co-Founder of Osmosis Labs. Aggarwal gives us an insight into Osmosis, a proof-of-stake automated market maker for the Cosmos ecosystem. We also covered the importance of blockchain bridges and how to successfully build them! Timestamps [01:30] Intro [04:30] What is Osmosis and why building on the Cosmos ecosystem? …
 
In this episode, we are joined by Ben Lakoff, Co-founder of Charged Particles. Lakoff gives us an insight into Charged Particles, a unique protocol that lets you put digital assets inside your NFTs. We'll cover all you need to know about this groundbreaking new project! Timestamps [01:56] Intro [03:14] Ben’s favourite NFT [03:57] What is Charged Pa…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Pankaj Balani, CEO of Delta Exchange. Pankaj gives us an insight into Delta Exchange, one of the leading derivatives exchanges in the crypto space and also covers all you need to know, from opportunities to advice on trading crypto derivatives! Timestamps [01:29] Intro [02:40] What is Delta Exchange? [05:30] Why is…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Alex Svanevik, founder of Nansen. Alex gives us an insight into Nansen, the blockchain analytics platform and breaks down crypto alphas with Nansen's data. Timestamps [01:29] Intro [02:05] What is Nansen? [04:01] What type of product/data Nansen offers? [07:18] Nansen and AI [12:17] Nansen's "State of the Industry"…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Elena Sinelnikova, co-founder and CEO of Metis. Elena gives us an insight into Metis, an Ethereum L2 scalability solution and platform that allows to create and manage Decentralized Autonomous Companies and how the project uniquely differentiates itself from other L2s. Timestamps [01:30] Intro [04:18] What is Metis…
 
Wellington based producer Toby Lloyd has worked with a long list of great artists including Hollie Smith, Stan Walker, Ladi6, Louis Baker, Jermaine Clements and Shapeshifter. Before going out on his own, he worked at Peter Jacksons’ Park Road Studios and was part of the team that made The Hobbit Trilogy, Mortal Engines and Hunt For The Wilderpeople…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Karl Jacob, founder of LoanSnap. Karl gives us an insight on how Bacon protocol aims to provide DeFi wallet owners with access to the mortgage markets and allow these owners to preserve and grow their wealth! [00:00:54] Intro [00:01:41] Why the name Bacon? [00:02:31] The relationship between LoanSnap and Bacon Prot…
 
In our first episode for 2022 we talk to Guy & Suzanne Pope-Mayell, two of the founding members of the Dyslexia Foundation. We discuss what it means to be dyslexic, how we could better support the dyslexics in our life and how dyslexia is not a disability, it’s simply a different way of thinking.By Don't Give Up Your Day Job
 
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Alex Salnikov, Co-founder of Rarible. Alex gives us an insight into the world of Rarible and how it uniquely differentiates itself from other NFT marketplaces in this booming NFT space! [00:00:00] Intro [00:01:44] Alex’s background and his favourite NFT(s) [00:03:47] What is Rarible? …
 
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Stephen Young, Co- Founder of NFTfi. Stephen gives us an insight into the world of NFTs, the challenges faced unique to NFT-type loans and how NFTfi aims to pave the way for NFT loans! [00:00:44] Intro [00:01:52] Stephen’s professional career and artistic background [00:02:37] What is…
 
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Caleb Sheridan, Core Developer of the Eden Network. Caleb gives us an insight into MEV, the current issues faced with transactions, and how the Eden Network aims to solve it. [00:00:45] Intro [00:01:12] Caleb’s background and how he started in crypto [00:03:14] How miners process tran…
 
In this episode, Ben, research analyst at CoinGecko is joined by Evan Kuo, Founder and CEO of Ampleforth. Evan gives us an insight into the mechanism of Ampleforth, its algorithmic unit of account AMPL, and how he thinks stablecoin will evolve and co-exist with fiat. [00:00:40] Intro [00:01:08] Evan's background and how he started in crypto [00:04:…
 
In this episode, Zhong, head of research at CoinGecko is joined by Joseph Pallant, Founder and Executive Director of Blockchain for Climate Foundation. Joseph discussed his background in carbon markets and blockchain, the foundation’s work in putting the Paris Agreement on blockchain, and its next step to making an impact on the environment. [00:00…
 
In this episode, Benjamin Hor, market research analyst of CoinGecko is joined by Teddy Woodward, co-founder and CEO of Notional Finance. Benjamin interviewed Teddy on the mechanism of Notional Finance, key differences that makes them unique, the importance of their governance token NOTE, as well as their future plans in 2022. [00:00:36] Intro [00:0…
 
In this episode, Benjamin Hor, market research analyst of CoinGecko is joined by Brandon Millman, co-founder and CEO of Phantom wallet. Benjamin interviewed Brandon on the background of Phantom, the differences between Phantom and other crypto wallets, their plans for NFTs, as well as their upcoming plans for Phantom. [00:00:38] Intro [00:01:45] Wh…
 
Caitlin Smith is one of New Zealand’s local music legends. Being a professional musician is challenging enough, but if you’re also a blind, female, jazz singer, with a big personality and an honest heart, it’s a rollercoaster. Caitlin talks candidly about her experiences in the business, her struggles with addiction and mental health and the psycho…
 
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Tegan Kline, co-founder and business lead at Edge & Node. Bobby interviewed Tegan on the background of The Graph, the relationship between the Edge & Node and The Graph, the different roles to earn GRT, as well as their upcoming plans for The Graph. [00:00:38] Intro [00:01:26] What is…
 
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Jean Miao, co-founder of MCDEX. Bobby interviewed Jean on the background of MCDEX, the launching of MCDEX V3, as well as their upcoming plans for MCDEX. [00:00:38] Intro [00:02:40] What is MCDEX? [00:03:47] Differences between MCDEX V2 and V3 [00:10:10] Fees on MCDEX [00:11:26] Maximu…
 
Organising and promoting gigs! One of the biggest challenges a musician has to face is how to manage and promote their own shows. We certainly don't claim to have all the answers, but recently Bobby Kennedy organised and promoted a show for Opshop and Gorilla Biscuit in Christchurch and back in March, I promoted our first Noise Play show. Bobby sug…
 
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Hugh Karp, Founder of Nexus Mutual. Bobby interviewed Hugh on the background of Nexus Mutual, insurance in the crypto space, protocols supported by Nexus Mutual, as well as their upcoming plans for Nexus Mutual. [00:01:20] Intro [00:01:22] What is Nexus Mutual? [00:06:46] Why does cry…
 
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Yenwen Feng, Co-Founder at Perpetual Protocol. Bobby interviewed Yenwen on the background of Perpetual Protocol, changes on Perpetual Protocol V2, as well as Perpetual Protocol’s upcoming plans for 2021. [00:01:20] Intro [00:02:07] What does Perpetual Protocol do? [00:05:13] Differenc…
 
Beatbox champion Steven Crooks only discovered beatboxing a few years ago and ever since his life has drastically changed. Finding purpose, identity and clarity through his craft, Steven quickly became the national champion and is now a co-organiser of the Beatbox Championships. On this episode we talk about Stevens life, the positive impact beatbo…
 
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Scott Moore, Co-Founder and Community Lead of Gitcoin. Bobby interviewed Scott on the background of Gitcoin, their products, their GTC token launch, as well as Gitcoin’s upcoming plans for 2021. [00:01:20] Intro [00:02:31] What is Gitcoin? [00:05:17] Differences between Gitcoin’s prod…
 
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Oliver Xie, founder and Project Lead of InsurAce. Bobby interviewed Oliver on the background of InsurAce, their products, their advantages compared to Nexus Mutual, as well as InsurAce’s upcoming plans for 2021. [00:01:20] Intro [00:02:56] What is InsurAce? [00:06:58] InsurAce’s produ…
 
Actor, writer and director Tim Balme has had a full and varied career. His work has included Braindead, Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Mercy Peak, The Almighty Johnsons and his current project The Brokenwood Mysteries. We chatted about how Tim got his start in acting, working with Peter Jackson, how he approaches his craft and his experience…
 
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Joël Hubert - Co-founder, NIFTEX. Bobby interviewed Joël on the background of NIFTEX, their updates for NIFTEX V2, their NFT bundle, as well as Joël’s advice for beginner NFT collectors. [00:01:42] Intro [00:02:38] What is NIFTEX? [00:08:01] What happens to the fractionalized NFT when…
 
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