Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view. Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.


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episode 341: Sam Williams: Arweave – Bringing Permanence to the Web

Arweave is a new data storage protocol that enables economically sustainable permanence for the first time. Sam Williams, of Arweave, talks about the technical solution they have built, the economic model around endowment, and the ethical and philosophical questions the permanence of information against concepts like “the right to be forgotten” raises.



David Vorick: On Skynet and Trusted Setups

Sia CEO David Vorick is back on the podcast to talk about a new product recently released by their team: Skynet.



episode 340: Daniel Wang: Loopring – A Scalable DEX Protocol Using ZK-Rollups

Loopring is a non-custodial DEX protocol that achieves high-throughput trading by leveraging ZK-Rollups. Daniel Wang, Founder & CEO, talks about why they decided to focus on DEXes and their plans beyond version 3.0.



episode 339: Harry Halpin & John Shipton: What Julian Assange Represents to the Crypto Movement

Julian Assange, creator of WikiLeaks, is currently in prison in London facing extradition to the US for violating the Espionage Act. John Shipton, Julian's father, is seeking support from the crypto community to help fund Julian's legal defense. He and Harry Halpin, CEO of Nym Technologies, discuss how a conviction could jeopardize censorship resistance and privacy.



episode 338: Marco Streng: Genesis Mining – Taking Bitcoin Mining to the Cloud

Genesis Mining is a leading hash power provider offering cloud cryptocurrency mining as a service. Co-founder & CEO Marco Streng shares how he built his company from the ground up, and is now expanding beyond crypto to address other profitable markets in cloud computing.



episode 337: Marc Zeller & Stani Kulechov: Aave – Unlocking Access to Capital With Flash Loans

Aave is building a suite of non-custodial DeFi tools that allow users to earn interest on their deposits and borrow assets. Stani Kulechov and Marc Zeller explain their vision for the Aave protocol as an essential part of the DeFi ecosystem.



episode 336: Jinglan Wang & Karl Floersch: Optimism – The Optimistic Approach to Ethereum Scaling

Optimism is a new Public Benefit Corporation that builds on the lessons of the Plasma research and is implementing Optimistic Rollups. Jinglan Wang and Karl Floersch, co-founders of Optimism, explain the transition to this new entity and its goals moving forward.


 2020-04-21  1h0m

episode 335: Tom Pocock & Zac Williamson: AZTEC Protocol – Bringing Zero-Knowledge Transactions to Ethereum

AZTEC Protocol is a protocol that enables private transactions on Ethereum. CEO and CTO, Tom Pocock and Zac Williamson have plans to build AZTEC into a fully functional DeFi application with which all kinds of trades, swaps, and financial operations will be possible, with privacy.


 2020-04-14  1h0m

episode 334: Ryan Sean Adams: Mythos Capital – On Becoming Bankless

Ryan Sean Adams is the Founder of Mythos Capital and the author of the popular DeFi newsletter, Bankless. He also hosts a podcast by the same name with David Hoffman.


 2020-04-07  1h6m

James Dyer & Jason Goldberg: Pepo & Decrypt – New Token Models for Media Engagement

In another of our bonus episodes recorded at EthCC in Paris, we caught up with Jason Goldberg, CEO and Founder of Pepo and Ost, and James Dyer, Co-founder and Head of Product at Decrypt. We chatted about the new launch of Decrypt's token built on Ost technology.


 2020-04-02  1h2m