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.
Chris Hutchins, the host of the All The Hacks podcast and Head of New Product Strategy at Wealthfront, is back to discuss portfolio construction in the current world of crypto and NFTs. Kevin and Chris also discuss Bitcoin-backed credit cards and a hack to hold crypto in tax-efficient retirement accounts.
Kevin Rose and Feyyaz discuss Art Blocks, The sale of a Fidenza for 777 ETH, A secret NFT platform and $35 NFT, Avalanche Yield Farming, and the Luna Anchor protocol.
Art Blocks controversy
Hen NFT platform
NFT Artist PAK
Avalanche yield farming
Kevin’s Fidenza Sale
Tyler Hobbs interview
Luna and Anchor Protocol
Anatoly Yakovenko, Founder/CEO of Solana, updates Kevin on the latest advancements of the Solona blockchain. They discuss the development doors opened with lighting fast L1 blockchains like Solana in the finance world. The implications of Neon Labs' deployment of a cross-chain Ethereum virtual Machine on Solana and purpose build Hardware development specifically for blockchains. And, of course, Kevin dives into NFT's on the Solana Blockchain.
Generative audiovisual artist DEAFBEEF joins Kevin to discuss how a childhood love of computer programming and the need to stay busy during the pandemic gave rise to his unique creative vision. DEAFBEEF addresses how the community has allowed him to evolve, why he created a series of NFTs that degrades with each wallet address change, and the plans to bring his work to the analog world.
Amy Wu of Lightspeed Venture Partners joins Kevin to cover various topics, including how venture capitalists can add real value to projects. They cover Arbitrum, FTX, Solana, the Metaverse (and why Facebook is showing a keen interest in it), and blockchain games like Axie Infinity.
Priyanka Desai, VP of Operations at Open Law, joins Kevin on today's Consensus. Open Law powers some of the world's most significant Dow's ou there, including Flamingo Dao. Today, they discuss all things NFT's, including some of the additional access and incentives you receive by owning specific NFTs, The transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3, the positive social-political impact of crypto, and metaverse economics and "flexing" in virtual worlds.
This week, Kevin Rose chats with Stani Kulechov, founder of the open-source and non-custodial liquidity protocol Aave. They cover the origins of the project, known initially as ETHLend before rebranding in 2018, and the platform's future, including the possibility of a decentralized Twitter competitor.
Kevin chats with Tristan, core contributor to the Zeta Platform. Zeta is an under-collateralized DeFi options platform built on the Solana blockchain. The project is also the Grand Prize Winner of the Solana Season Hackathon.