The Index Podcast

The Index Podcast

Welcome to The Index! Join host Alex Kehaya, Solana Foundation's Network Lead for inspiring conversations with tech, blockchain, and AI founders, developers, and investors building the next wave of the internet. Go beyond the code and listen to their stories, strategies, and insights – learn about the driving forces behind their innovation: ambition, purpose, and a touch of rebellion.

Episodes

April 12, 2024 35 mins

This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Vinny Lingham, the Founder and CEO of Rumi, an AI-driven platform that offers video conferencing. Vinny shares his unique insights into the startup world as an investor and entrepreneur.  We take a deep dive into the future of AI in the workplace,  ChatGPT, decentralized storage,  chip shortages, and what's next for Bitcoin. 



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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya dives into the world of cryptocurrency with Akshay Bidi, advisor to the Solana Foundation and founder of Superteam. Akshay's journey, from launching Uber in India to becoming a key player in crypto. Alex and Akshay discuss the potential of crypto to revolutionize wealth creation. They break down how owning tokens in a project can be similar to holding equity in a company. Learn how cont...

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Niraj Pant, Co-founder of Ritual, the network for open AI infrastructure. Join them as they take a deep dive into Ritual's groundbreaking architecture, built on a crowdsourced governance layer aimed at ensuring safety. Explore Ritual's mission to become the focal point of AI in the web3 space by evolving Infernet into a modular suite of execution layers that interoperate w...

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Matty Taylor, former Head of Growth at the Solana Foundation, who left to co-found Colosseum. Known for organizing some of the largest blockchain hackathons in the crypto space, including Grizzlython and Hyperdrive, it's a great conversation about hacking innovation within the Solana ecosystem.

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Jake Brukhman, Founder and CEO of Coinfund, to discuss the future of AI and Web3. They take a deep dive into how advanced AI and blockchain technologies are reshaping industries, from decentralized finance to the burgeoning NFT market.  Alex and Jake explore AI's early applications in social media analytics for stock trading predictions and highlight the capabilities of tools l...

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kahaya welcomes entrepreneur Alex Pisarevski, Co-founder of the Epic Web3 conference. Join us as we explore how Alex is shaping a future where developers and founders come together, sharing insights and driving innovations at the forefront of the decentralized future.

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Dan French, CEO of ResProp & Partner at Rex, a company reshaping property investment. It's a great conversation about blockchain-driven property investment opportunities, where high-quality real estate assets become as accessible as trading stocks. Learn more about the promise of AI in property management and the transformative potential of blockchain in mortgages.

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes former Coinfund partner Austin Barack, now the Founder and Managing Partner of Relayer Capital. Get ready for a deep dive into token economics, the transformative power of Bitcoin and Ethereum, the types of Web3 startups he will be investing in this year, and an in-depth discussion on the trailblazing paths carved by smart contracts and decentralized applications.

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Meow, the Founder of Jupiter, the best exchange in DeFi on Solana. Meow shares Jupiter's blueprint for Web 3 and the decentralized future in this exclusive interview. Learn about Jupiter's full-stack ecosystem play, which is focused on advancing the metaverse.

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Tzvi "Todd" Wiesel, a seasoned whisky trader, investor, and Founder/CEO of Baxus. Todd shares his entrepreneurial journey—from serving in the Israeli military to the launch of BAXUS. This online marketplace offers collectors access to an extensive collection of rare bottles of wine and spirits from around the world, allowing them to buy, sell, and trade on the blockchain.

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya is joined by Alex Pruden, CEO of Aleo, a privacy-first blockchain. He shares his inspiring journey from military strategist to entrepreneur, emphasizing the significance of privacy in today's digital age. Pruden's story takes us through high-stakes decisions in the Middle East to his pioneering work in cryptography, highlighting the importance of financial sovereignty and pers...

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Joey Janisheck, founder of BizQiz, the Web3 trivia game where brainpower unlocks blockchain rewards. Dive into this exciting fusion of AI-powered trivia questions, brand engagement, and digital collectible prizes. Discover how BizQiz is changing the game for both players and brands!

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Ever wondered how the exciting worlds of crypto, social media, and AI intersect? This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya, welcomes Joe Vezzani, Co-founder and CEO of Lunar Crush, a social intelligence platform that's reshaping how we understand and interact with data on the internet. Learn how LunarCrush is empowering the creators and influencers of the digital economy, providing tools to enhance their content and expand thei...

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Tomer Dean, CEO of Lychee, a premium video content marketing platform. Tomer, along with his partners, started Lychee to assist brands and content creators in producing viral hits for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and more to reach over 1 million views.  Learn how Lychee's unique hybrid AI architecture delivers high-end content for social media channels. 

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya is joined by Michael Wagner, Co-founder of Star Atlas, an exciting space exploration-themed RPG built on the Solana network. Set in the year 2620, the game features political factions, territorial pursuits, advanced weaponry, and spacecraft, enhancing various gameplay aspects.  Learn all about developer opportunities on the Star Atlas platform, the commercialization of 3D models, and the fut...

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This week on The Index, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Jords, an early Solana adopter and an OG in the NFT space. Together, they take a deep dive into the early days of NFTs, with Jords sharing insights into the opportunities and collaborations that have influenced the crypto space. We also examine Boogle, Jords' project, aimed at uniting leaders, investors, and builders to drive positive growth in the Web3 realm. Jords shares his ...

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This week on "The Index" podcast, host Alex Kehaya welcomes Frank Mong, COO of Nova Labs, the creator of the Web3 open-source Helium Network. They take a deep dive into the early days of Helium, founded by Amir Haleem, Shawn Fanning, and Sean Carey. Learn how the founder's vision for building a decentralized wireless infrastructure to support the IoT industry became a reality and has since grown into the world's...

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This week on "The Index, " host Alex Kehaya welcomes Diego Perez de Ayala, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Frictionless Capital, for a deep dive into the world of Web3 and crypto infrastructure. Together, they explore the concept of self-sovereignty and self-custody pioneered by Bitcoin and discuss how Solana democratizes these ideas. Join this insightful conversation to gain a deeper understanding of Web3, blockchain ...

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This week, host Alex Kehya is joined by Los Angeles-based artist, animator, and filmmaker Robbie Shilstone. Robbie's work showcases various styles, themes, and techniques that align with the narrative of each project he undertakes. Drawing inspiration from abstraction, minimalism, music, and philosophy, he skillfully crafts unique worlds for his characters. Join us as we dive into Robbie's creative world and learn how he ...

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This week on the podcast, Alex Kehaya welcomes Mert Mumtaz, Co-founder and CEO of Helius, the leading developer on Solana specializing in APIs, webhooks, and RPCs for building scalable and reliable Solana applications. They take a deep dive into open source development and how to navigate on-chain data using Helius' robust infrastructure efficiently.

Alex and Mert analyze crypto's slow yet steady growth, the rise of NFTs, ...

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