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My guest today is Brandon Millman, Co-founder and CEO of Phantom. Phantom is best-known among the Solana community, where it has become the go-to wallet for applications on that blockchain. Phantom was founded by software engineers Brandon Millman and Francesco Agosti and product designer Chris Kalani. Since releasing its product in April for testing, Phantom has amassed over 600,000 users and secured funding from top-tier VCs. The startup’s ambition is to interface with more and more networks, currently building out compatibility with Ethereum and looking to embrace other blockchains, aiming to be a product built for a “multichain world.” Most recently Phantom integrated with FTX Pay, which allows users to transfer SOL, USDC, and USDT directly from FTX. Brandon has a degree in electrical and computer engineering. He started his career at Twitter as an engineer in 2013. He eventually made his way to 0x where he was the lead engineer until recently when he finally made the jump to start Phantom. He was at 0x from early 2017 all the way through 2021 so he was able to experience the highs of the 2017 bull run, the lows of the bear market and the vindication of the 2020/2021 bull market. Brandon is very thoughtful and provided so much insight into how our industry is changing. This is a conversation you're not going to want to miss. In our discussion, we cover Phantom, Phantom's exponential growth, multi-chain world, and much more. We begin our conversation by talking about Phantom and Brandon's experience hitting product-market fit and exponential growth with Phantom. We continue our conversation by discussing Phantom's future roadmap. We also talk about the deficiencies in both the end-user and developer crypto-wallet experience that drove Brandon to start Phantom. Brandon does an excellent job at discussing the importance of having an intuitive wallet experience for broad adoption. We finish our conversation by discussing why the future will be a multi-chain world and the importance of building systems that are interoperable to give users the best experience possible. Please enjoy my conversation with Brandon Millman.
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