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The crypto native's podcast for DeFi, NFTs, and Web 3. . Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), full-time crypto investor since 2018, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context. Nothing on this show is financial advice. Blockcrunch and its personnel may hold positions in assets discussed on the show.
 
The Blockzone Podcast showcases global, visionary companies and projects in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. We focus on the founders' learnings and experiences in this space to share with rising entrepreneurs. Blockchain and cryptocurrency is a new emerging industry with unique challenges. In conversations with founders, we look to learn about the companies' experience navigating and scaling in a highly volatile industry with global regulatory uncertainty and discover innovative and ...
 
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How can crypto be dead when we still have outstanding teams building amidst this bear market? STEPN took the world by storm when it introduced the idea of earning through movement - at its peak, there were more than a million daily active users using STEPN. Since then, Find Satoshi Labs (team behind STEPN) has made further strides and verticalized …
 
GoldenTree, one of the largest independent asset managers with $47 billion AUM recently announced their official foray into the crypto space with a new subsidiary GoldenChain and a $5.2 million investment in Sushi While traditional funds entering the crypto space is becoming more common, GoldenTree’s entrance is huge news because of their caliber a…
 
Last week was one of the darkest weeks for the crypto industry - the implosion of one of the largest crypto exchanges that no one saw coming. In this episode, Blockcrunch Host Jason Choi recounts the entire FTX saga all the way from FTX's 2019 beginnings to the aftermath of the implosion. Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice. ------…
 
With DeFi activity reportedly down 70% from its all-time high and the recent OFAC regulations, it is safe to say DeFi took a heavy beating in 2022. However, Sam Kazemian, Founder of decentralized stablecoin protocol Frax thinks that DeFi is not dead but requires innovation to reignite interest in the vertical. Today on Blockcrunch, we have Sam and …
 
Recently we’ve seen the rise of applications verticalizing into their own app-specific chains While app-chains offers customizability, they lack the social coordination that generic chains bring - Sei offers both by being in the intersection of app-specific and generic chains Sei is the first sector-specific Layer 1 blockchain specialized for tradi…
 
Cosmos has grown to become one of the largest blockchain ecosystem, with apps and services trading at more than $59 billion market cap However, the community has always criticized ATOM, the token that powers the ecosystem, for its inability to accrue value ATOM 2.0 is here to change that. Today on Blockcrunch, we have 2 Cosmos experts to share with…
 
Yield Guild Games is the largest gaming guild in Web 3 and have invested in standout Web 3 game titles like Axie Infinity, Sandbox and more . To date, they claim to have helped 30,000 players worldwide earn over $10 million playing Web 3 games thanks to their scholarship model. Today, Yield Guild Game’s Co-Founder Gabby Dizon shares with us: 2 new …
 
*Apologies for the audio quality this week! Usual quality will resume in the next episode DeFi has been accused of being propped up by unsustainable ponzis - can Ribbon be the solution? Ribbon is a DeFi protocol that allows users access to crypto structured products. Till date, they reported over $10 billion in notional volume and claims to offer 2…
 
Many businesses have been disrupted by technology - Electric Capital thinks investing is no different Electric Capital, a crypto VC fund with more than $1 billion AUM, hires Software Engineers and Designers instead of Financiers to manage its fund. Today, Managing Partner Avichal from Electric Capital shares with us: Thesis on Software Eating Money…
 
Most wouldn’t be comfortable with broadcasting their daily lives to the entire world - but that’s what happening with the transparent nature of blockchains Founders of Aztec Network believe that privacy is a fundamental human right and that crypto-users should have easy and cheap access to privacy. Today, Co-Founder Joe Andrews and Head of Growth J…
 
Who best to understand struggles of crypto founders than fellow founders? Tascha is the Co-Founder of Alpha Venture DAO and built a DeFi protocol that had a TVL of $3 billion at its peak. Today, she joins us as a mentor in Tangent to share with us: How Alpha scaled to $3B in deposits 2 crypto verticals Tascha is excited about How to identify great …
 
If you’re a gamer you must have thought it’d be nice if you could transfer your in-game resources from one game to the other. Well, you finally can with composable resources in Treasure’s game ecosystem. Treasure is building the decentralized app-chain for an interoperable metaverse. In less than a year, Treasure onboarded over 100,000 community me…
 
The Merge, which marks the official transition to Proof-of-Stake, is slated to occur around September 15 - 16th and is possibly the largest crypto event to happen in a long time. The transition to Proof-of-Stake is supposedly a bullish event, but lately, there have been concerns raised on whether it is the right move. If you’re a founder or investo…
 
Three senior hires at top crypto funds Spartan Capital, Multicoin Capital and DeFiance Capital recently stepped down and started Tangent - an angel fund by founders, for founders. Together, Tangent’s mentors have built billion-dollar protocols, managed hundreds of millions in capital and have deep expertise across every major Web 3 vertical. Today,…
 
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations or DAOs for short are hailed as the future of managing organizations and work. However, many are starting to doubt the feasibility of DAOs given its major blockers for it to succeed at scale. In this episode, the 2 largest proponents of DAOs, Dmitriy and Peter from 1kx discusses: The current DAO landscape Why …
 
When centralized lending desks were blowing up from the 3AC contagion, DeFi lending protocol Maple Finance remained stable. Could DeFi have prevented the crypto blowup? Maple Finance is an undercollateralized lending protocol where pooled capital is managed by credit experts and lent to reputable and profitable crypto-institutions. In this episode,…
 
The largest GameFi project in the Cosmos ecosystem was inevitably affected by the Terra implosion - can Levana make a comeback? Levana is the pioneering DeFi protocol to incorporate NFTs and GameFi mechanics in their DeFi products. Jonathan, Levana’s Head of Communications shares with us: Levana’s solution to problems other DEXes are facing Levana’…
 
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