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Interchain.FM is the Cosmos Radio Station which shines a light on the protocols that solve the hardest problems in Web3. It's a technical podcast that uncovers the vibrant world of bleeding edge technology built in the pursuit of anti-censorship, freedom, and preserving the privacy of the sovereign individual. Become an Interchain.FM🥩 staker on Osmosis, Comdex, and Umee!
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✨About Centauri ✨ Centauri is an extension of the IBC protocol that facilitates trust-minimized cross-ecosystem communication among various blockchains; it already connects Polkadot, Kusama, and Cosmos, with plans for expansion to Ethereum, NEAR, and other ecosystems. Centauri expands the existing IBC beyond Cosmos appchains for the first time. Sim…
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✨About Duality ✨ The vision for Duality is to take a major step towards building efficient and incentive-aligned markets that realize the original vision of decentralized finance: open and fair finance without middlemen. To do so requires full-stack control: custom logic for transaction inclusion and ordering, reduced block times to improve UX, mod…
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✨About Urbit ✨ Urbit is a next generation operating system (OS) for the decentralized web. It's a fully vertically integrated stack that includes a decentralized ID layer, an OS, a fully fungible frontend that anyone can spin up, and much more. If you're interested in learning about what's in store for the dWeb, then don't miss this show. Guests: J…
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✨About Comdex ✨ Comdex is a commodities DEX that has built a vertically integrated interchain DeFi UX. It's an Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC)-enabled Cosmos appchain with a native staking token, $CMDX. In this episode, we interview Siddarth Patil about the latest developments since our first episode (linked below). Chjango Unchained presents …
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✨About Shade Protocol ✨ Shade protocol operates a DEX, ShadeSwap, on Secret Network. One of its killer features is asymmetric liquidity. Its multi-collateral backed reflexive stablecoin, SILK, is pegged to a basket of global currencies and commodities. You'll learn about how Shade utilizes Secret Network's secure enclaves to shield transactions and…
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✨About Game of NFTs ✨ GoN centers around testing the functionality of performing cross-chain transfers of NFTs across the Cosmos ecosystem. In having Interchain NFTs, it potentially opens up a world of novel use cases that may evolve into real-world applicability. But is the ability to move NFTs across blockchains a necessary standard, or is the fu…
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✨About Stride ✨ Stride is a first-mover in the LSD sector of the Interchain. It lets you stake your Cosmos tokens (e.g. ATOM) through Stride's platform which will then allow you to mint a requisite staked derivative (e.g. stATOM) that you could use for DeFi. If you've been wondering why the $STRD has gone on a rip, it's because it's the LidoDAO or …
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✨About PolymerDAO ✨ Polymer is a hub chain that converts non-Cosmos chains into single-slot finality Tendermint BFT-speak in order to make them IBC-compatible. In effect, it acts as an IBC bridge between the EVM and IBC ecosystems while cementing IBC as de facto message passing protocol. Where if they succeed, Polymer may help to usher in IBC as th…
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✨About ZetaChain ✨ ZetaChain is a Cosmos-SDK PoS chain that aggregates the state of all of its supported chains like Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Eth L2s, Solana, Terra, and Algorand. It's a smart contract-enabled chain that does wrapping and unwrapping of tokens similarly to wrapped BTC or tBTC to allow for bridge-less trading of wrapped tokens ac…
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✨About Noble ✨ Noble is an asset issuance Proof-of-Authority special-purpose chain for the minting/burning of Circle's USDC. It is intended for injecting native USDC liquidity directly into the IBC ecosystem without the latter relying on EVM bridges to import with. 🔗 Useful Links 🔗 ► TWITTER: @noble_xyz ► WEB: nobleassets.xyz 💟 SUPPORT iFM If you e…
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Interchain Jam is the latest segment brought to you by Cosmos and hosted by Chjango Unchained to distill the rapidly expanding Cosmos ecosystem down into pure signal. It will be a segment that augments the current Cosmos Radio Station, Interchain.FM, starting in April 2023. In this inaugural episode, we will be bringing on the builders who were int…
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I sat down with Haseeb Qureshi, MP of Dragonfly Capital, and Emin Gun Sirer, Co-founder of Avalanche, to discuss crypto macro. We ran through a wide range of discussions covering regulations in the US, China, Singapore, HK, and the Middle East before moving on to speculate what will ultimately happen to SBF and Do Kwon. We go in-depth about Balaji'…
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✨About Quasar ✨ Quasar is to Cosmos as Yearn is to Ethereum. The difference is, since Quasar is one of the first cross- chain yield aggregators, it will be leveraging Interchain Accounts to do much of the heavy-lifting for optimizing yield strategies that will allow you to farm efficiently across the IBC ecosystem. 💟 SUPPORT iFM If you enjoy this c…
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✨About Squid Router ✨ Squid router can be thought of as a bridge and DEX aggregator in one. It uses Axelar under the hood. Axelar is one of the most popular bridging options when you want to bridge between the EVM and IBC ecosystems. If you haven't watched it already, I did two interviews with Sergey, the co-founder of Axelar, so be sure to check t…
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✨About Zo ✨ Zo is a chat app, like Signal, built with web3 in mind. Despite being in the modern era of social and chat, the underlying infrastructure is frustratingly antiquated. Using SMS to log in to any platform is extremely insecure and it's akin to driving a horse-drawn cart across an interstate highway—antiquated. But with the advent of web3 …
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✨About Near protocol's Blockchain Operating System ✨ There's the Linux operating system and the iOS, but is there such thing as a blockchain operating system (bOS)? Near is building in that direction. If you are to live in a future world where 99% of consumer applications will be running on decentralized infrastructure, then this must be where it s…
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✨About Eclipse ✨ There seems to be a Cambrian explosion of alternative VMs (e.g. Move VM, Gno VM, Solana VM, Fuel VM). But the execution layer is not the only layer that's being reimagined. Up until the advent of Celestia, the crypto research space has only ever thought of consensus/security, data availability, and execution as one single monolithi…
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✨About Rollkit ✨ Rollkit is a new application development framework that lets developers roll their own L2 rollup on top of any data availability (DA) layer that they choose. Going forward, developers could deploy a rollup on top of Celestia, Cosmos Hub, Osmosis, or any compatible underlying Cosmos chain. Rollkit is a watershed tool for building ne…
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✨About Interchain NFTs ✨ An Interchain NFT has been formally specified as an Interchain token standard (ICS721) for the Cosmos ecosystem. What implications does this have for Cosmos appchains? Will it drive new demand for the ecosystem? Stay tuned for news about a new incentivized testnet game, the Game of NFTs! 🔗 Useful Links 🔗 ► More info about G…
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✨About Mars Hub ✨ Mars Hub was launched on January 31, 2023. The Hub acts as the canonical chain where major decisions governing the Hub and its various outposts will take place, enabled by its native staking token, $MARS. In this episode, we will cover the airdrop details, the lending and borrowing product (Red Bank) on Osmosis, and what you can d…
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Guest: Rob Benson Rob Benson was previously Sr. Dir. of Engineering at Twitter right before Twitter rocketed into the pockets of 450M users. He recently joined Osmosis Labs to head up engineering to bring the promise of DeFi into the hands of the next hundreds of millions of the unbanked. Rob onboarded the Cosmos ecosystem rapidly, donning his very…
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✨About Babylon ✨ Babylon chain offers checkpointing to the Bitcoin blockchain for Cosmos appchains. This can possibly reduce the standard 14-day unbonding period you must wait to securely unbond from any Tendermint-based chain by leveraging the security of the Bitcoin blockchain. Does this potentially turn Bitcoin into the de facto settlement layer…
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✨About Sei ✨ Sei is a Cosmos-based platform that enables dApps, specifically DEX applications, to be hosted on its layer 1. It offers high throughput and data availability for the DEXs that run on it. Sei leverages the power of parallelization and transaction batching in the mempool through Narwhal in order to achieve the high TPS that it promises …
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✨About Canto✨ Canto is a decentralized exchange built with Cosmos SDK that runs the EVM on its execution layer. The primary difference between Canto and most other DEXs is that it doesn't charge the user LP fees to make swaps, which means that LPs don't earn additional swap fees. This is in line with Canto's vision of providing an exchange as a pub…
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✨About dYdX ✨ dYdX is a perpetuals DEX that started on an ETH L2, Starkware, that has since made the strategic decision to migrate their DEX to becoming fully onchain. Because Cosmos allows dYdX to customize the product experience for their users while achieving the scalability needed for the volume their users demand, they picked Cosmos as the cle…
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✨About ICNS ✨ How will onchain digital identities like your ENS, ICNS (Interchain Nameservice), Handshake names and the like become your gateway into what lies ahead in Web3 UX? When a new person gets onramped into crypto, they all have to download wallets. What if your wallet will no longer be "just a wallet", the same way your phone, at the turn …
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I sat down with Haseeb Qureshi, MP of Dragonfly Capital, and Emin Gun Sirer, Co-founder of Avalanche, to discuss crypto macro. We ran through a wide range of discussions covering regulations in the US, China, Singapore, HK, and the Middle East before moving on to speculate what will ultimately happen to SBF and Do Kwon. We go in-depth about Balaji'…
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✨About Skip Protocol ✨ Skip protocol can be likened to flashbots of the interchain. With mainnet outposts deployed on juno and evmos so far, they're getting ahead of the specter of mev seekers profiteering risk-free in attempts to pillage the value from within the cosmos network. Here's a deep dive into how Skip redistributes mev profits across a m…
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ATOM 2.0 is the latest and greatest development to come out of Cosmos as of late. It proposes an updated roadmap for $ATOM, the token housed on the Cosmos Hub. So why does the very creator of Cosmos, the visionary behind BFT Proof-of-Stake itself, vehemently oppose this new roadmap for the Cosmos Hub? We explore what's at stake for the future of Co…
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✨About USDC ✨ $USDC is the second most liquid stablecoin that powers crypto asset-to-stablecoin swaps for both CeFi and DeFi protocols alike. USDC will be a keystone stablecoin for the Interchain, especially as it emerges from the ashes of the $UST de-peg. As part of the go-to-market plan, Circle will be issuing USDC from an asset issuance chain, s…
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✨About Interchain Accounts ✨ ICA unlocks a greater surface area for designing cross-chain applications. Cross-chain TXs currently speak very basic language: token swaps. But by being able to control an account of another chain, you can potentially unlock a vibrant multichain world of dynamic DAO management, file transfers, KYC-less identity verific…
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✨About mesh security✨ It's just an idea for now! Mesh security is a bi-lateral agreement between two chains agreeing to secure the other chain with its native staking token. Network topology of a mesh secured network looks like a distributed set of chains rather than hub and spoke, arguably a more decentralized architecture. 🔗 Useful Links 🔗 ► Blog…
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✨About Levana✨ Levana builds innovative decentralized finance solutions designed to make leverage trading accessible to everyone. 🔗 Useful Links 🔗 ► Socials: https://twitter.com/levana_protocol ______________ 💟 SUPPORT iFM If you enjoy this content, please give it a thumbs up and consider subscribing to my channel. If you use Osmosis, Umee, and/or …
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✨About Galois✨ Galois Capital is a long-standing crypto hedge fund run by a Bitcoin OG, Kevin Zhou. He goes over his highly controversial takes about Ethereum moving to PoS, base layer neutrality, his framework for reasoning about different classes of tokens, and where he believes the space is headed should there be an OFAC chain and permissionless…
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✨About Comdex✨ Comdex is a commodities DEX that's rapidly building a vertically integrated DeFi experience in the Interchain. It's an Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC)-enabled Cosmos appchain with a native staking token, $CMDX. In this episode, we're interviewing Siddarth Patel about their upcoming stablecoin, Composite ($CMST), yield bearing va…
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✨About Crescent Network ✨ Crescent is a Cosmos DEX appchain that is designed as a hybrid orderbook/automated market maker (AMM). Hyung from B-Harvest talks to Chjango Unchained about the problem that Crescent DEX solves and what they're building to improve the DeFi speculating experience. 🔗 Useful Links 🔗 ► Socials: https://twitter.com/CrescentHub …
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✨Composable Finance ✨ In this livestream, Chjango will be interviewing 0xbrainjar at Composable Finance to discuss their bridging technology between two of the largest ecosystems in blockchain. We'll cover Composable Finance, a parachain on Polkadot, and Picasso, their canary network for a suite of DeFi apps hosted on Kusama. Picasso is their betan…
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✨About Wynd ✨ Wynd is a smart contract that autocompounds your staking yield so that you can set it and forget it. Any CosmWasm-enabled layer 1 blockchain that has Wynd smart contract deployed can offer this feature to its users. This new dApp can lower your unbonding time to 0 while allowing you to maximize your rewards by abusing a neat mathemati…
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✨About Quasar ✨ Quasar is the home of next-generation DeFi investment opportunities, powered by expert and community driven strategies. For the everyday person, Quasar is the gateway to multi-chain DeFi Investment opportunities, offering sustainable, sovereign, and ergonomic investment vehicles. For experts, Quasar offers powerful tools and infrast…
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✨About Thorchain✨ Thorchain (RUNE) is one of the earliest Cosmos-based DEXs aimed at solving decentralized BTC exchange on Bitcoin L1. In this Thorchain 201 deep dive, I try to poke holes in the Thorchain security model. My guest is Chad Barraford, the technical lead at Thorchain, who breaks down RUNE tokenomics and safety short circuits the protoc…
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✨About Rollkit ✨ Rollkit is a new application development framework that lets developers roll their own L2 rollup on top of any data availability (DA) layer that they choose. Going forward, developers could deploy a rollup on top of Celestia, Cosmos Hub, Osmosis, or any compatible underlying Cosmos chain. Rollkit is a watershed tool for building ne…
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✨About WosmosNFTs✨ Many of you long-time listeners of this show are well familiar with the iconic Wosmongton figurehead—the mad scientist of the Osmosis Lab. Well, to no one's surprise, this in-demand icon will be turned into a native NFT PFP (profile pic) project to Osmosis. There's a caveat though. Unlike your garden variety NFT PFP jpeg collecti…
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✨About Juno✨ Juno is Cosmos L1 that acts as generalized smart contracting layer for CosmWasm dApps. Juno had undergone a controversial governance proposal (Prop 16) which forked out a whale's tokens and redistributed them in an unprecedented move we've not seen done in web3. Our guest on this episode is Jake Hartnell, the founder of Juno and DAO DA…
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Kevin Smith recently announced his launch of his "Killroy Was Here" NFT collection, slated to mint on Secret Network. The big idea? The pain point that many Hollywood directors have had with Hollywood has long been about Hollywood taking the lion's share of the profits on any successful film they produce. Meanwhile, their fanbase get a cut of none …
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A new platform built on Secret Network specialized in minting NFTs. An early pioneer of this technology, Quentin Tarantino, followed by Kevin Smith, are proving that Legendao could be the choice platform for minting and trading NFTs that will be used to democratize the movie making process. While Hollywood traditionally takes the lion's share of th…
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✨The Graph ✨ Guests: Tegan Kline, Joseph Al-Chami 0:00 intro 0:19 Tegan high-level overview 5:59 Joseph technical overview Please excuse the extensive background noise, as interviews were conducted in the middle of a press room in the middle of a lot of action. ______________ 💟 SUPPORT INTERCHAIN.FM If you enjoy this content, please give it a thumb…
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Mars Protocol is a DeFi product to come out of Delphi Labs. Jose Macedo and Larry Engineer explain what's on the roadmap for Mars. Hint: they're launching their own hub alongside multiple "outposts" on various Cosmos L1s like Osmosis to offer borrowing and lending of Cosmos assets across the Interchain. Mars protocol was previously deployed on Terr…
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The following is recorded from a twitter spaces co-hosted by CoinDesk and Interchain.fm. The conversation was moderated by Sam Kessler, a CoinDesk journalist, and Chjango Unchained spoke alongside Erik Voorhees, Haseeb Qureshi, and Sunny Aggarwal on the ongoing topic of FTX and our latest main character, Sam Bankman Fried. We discussed the failings…
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With $10B of value evaporating nearly overnight, was crypto all a scam or has the space simply shed itself of the grifters, leaving room for the legitimate technical progress to make headway? Chjango Unchained explores these questions alongside Cephii, Nick Tomaino, and Tor Bair.By Chjango Unchained
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MakerDAO is the godfather of the stablecoin application, with the introduction of DAI to the blockchain space. Now they're aggressively expanding to address a multichain economy. DAI is a Collateralized Debt Position (CDP) based stablecoin that has recently been bridged over to the Cosmos ecosystem via the Osmosis DEX. Axelar has announced a retroa…
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