Modern Finance breaks down all things bitcoin, cryptocurrency, finance hacks & tips, decentralized finance (DeFi), yield farming, NFTs, robo-investing, and more. Join entrepreneur and technology venture capitalist Kevin Rose as he interviews experts and the entrepreneurs building modern finance tools. Time Magazine calls Kevin one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web," and Bloomberg lists him as a "Top 25 Angel Investor." Kevin has appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show, Charlie Rose Show, as well as the print covers of Businessweek and Inc. Magazine.
Vasiliy Shapovalov, the cofounder of Lido.fi, breaks down the mechanics of staking for digital assets, including Ethereum 2.0, while still allowing for liquidity with a token representing your portion of the stake.
Kevin is joined by cryptocurrency lending platform Nexo co-founder Antoni Trenchev to discuss how the company is able to offer its clientele such high interest rates, the pros and cons of federal regulation over digital assets, the utility of the NEXO token, and how people can earn crypto by lending their NFTs.
Kevin is joined by Ryan Sean Adams and David Hoffman of the Bankless podcast to discuss the current state of Decentralized Finance, The view on the role of layer one vs. layer two protocols, and the future of Banking.
On this week's Consensus, Kevin, Feyyaz, and John O'Connell discuss the latest in Crypto and NFT. Kevin updates everyone on the new Proof Collective projects, including the Grails project and Heart You PFP. They cover the new Twitter Blue, which adds NFT profile pic support. They also cover Cover Frog Nation, An alternative to OpenSea called LOOKS, and Feyyaz drops alpha on Fantom and Opera Browser.
Kevin sits with the founders of the Particle Collection. Particle aims to acquire and tokenize the world's greatest masterpieces via a Particalization Process which involves taking a painting's title deed, or the legal term for proof of ownership, and dividing into (in the case of the first acquisition) a 100x100 grid resulting in 10,000 unique NFTs. Their first piece; Banksy's 2005 "Love is in the Air."
Kevin is joined by Alexis Ohanian, founder of venture capital firm SevenSevenSix and co-founder of Reddit. Here, they discuss youthful Digg vs. Reddit rivalry, Web2 lessons for Web3 aspirants, the cultural and economic benefits of diversifying the crypto space, NFT collecting, the future of investment, Bored Apes vs. CryptoPunks, the power of community, and much more.
Kevin chats with Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of the Polygon side chain. Sandeep informs us on what makes Polygon different, his confidence in NFT's on Polygon and how to move them, future fixes to bridge assets to Ethereum, and the future of the MATIC token.
Kevin is joined by Mikeal Rogers, engineering manager at Protocol Labs, the team behind Filecoin and IPFS. Here, they try to answer the important questions around decentralized storage, like where our NFTs and data live in a Web3 world -- especially when a marketplace (like Hic et Nunc) goes down. Also, they discuss what Filecoin is and how it works with IPFS, when major browsers will support IPFS, how we can speed up IPFS image loading, and much more.
Kevin and Feyyaz discuss the launch of the new Proof Collective NFT and all the benefits of the NFT holder. They also discuss Sheep Game, Jack Dorsey's rebranding of Square, Monaco NFT, the future of Facebook Metaverse, Filecoin, and IFPS, and Feyyaz drops some alpha on us for Tomb Finance.
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Fort Minor fame joins Kevin to discuss why he was initially reluctant to embrace the NFT scene (in spite of setting Kevin on the path to his own obsession), drumming up acceptance of NFTs in the mainstream, industry skeuomorphism, current collaborations, the state of unreleased Linkin Park music, and where people can go to await Mike's upcoming ZIGGURATS drop.