Citizen Cosmos

Citizen Cosmos

Citizen Cosmos is more than a podcast. Citizen Cosmos is a show about the masterminds of the Cosmos blockchain ecosystem, web3 builders, their technological ambitions and personalities. We are a brand, with a simple aim: to discover the wonders of web3 and to understand how dreams turn to code and become reality. We run various public initiatives in the Cosmos ecosystem, such as the Citizen Cosmos validator. Organize educational online events and manage social media channels. Our podcast is available on all of your favorite platforms, including YouTube and even on some web3 platforms, such as, IPFS, cybe.page and Bitsong. Find us on Twitter @cosmos_voice or follow the #citizencosmos hashtag!

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April 7, 2021 50 min
In this episode we talk to Dean Tribble, the CEO at Agoric, a secure smart contract platform built with the help of Tendermint & Cosmos-SDK. Dean's Twitter (https://twitter.com/DeanTribble) Agoric are a smart contracts platform (transfers of rights enforced in code). Agoric uses an object-capability (ocap) security architecture, in which access to a programming object itself is the authority to use the object. This approach...
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In this episode we talk to Hashoshi, a popular, crypto-focused, YouTube blogger. Hashoshi is focused on cutting through the hype and providing accessible, free education about blockchain, cryptocurrency, & emerging technology. His channel can help you equip yourself with the knowledge you need as an investor, enthusiast, or even as a career blockchain professional. Learn how the latest cryptocurrency platforms work and master t...
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In this episode we talk to Tess Rinearson, the VPE at Interchain GMBH aka Tendermint core. Tess's Twitter (https://twitter.com/_tessr) Interchain GmbH are responsible for stewarding some of the most foundational infrastructure for blockchain ecosystems. Their work helps secure billions of dollars in value across a variety of major blockchain projects, including Cosmos, and they are pioneering new protocols for interoperability ...
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In this episode we talk to Chjango Unchained, a free speech advocate, host of the interchain.fm podcast and an ex VP of ecosystem development at Tendermint. Chjnago's Twitter (https://twitter.com/chjango) Tendermint are a core contributor to the Cosmos Network. Building powerful tools for distributed networks. Tendermint is the gateway to the Cosmos ecosystem. Building critical infrastructure for open networks, like the Cosmos ...
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February 23, 2021 41 min
In this episode we talk to Reda Berrehilli, the CEO and founder of Ki foundation, which are deploying a new currency and building a fund with the help of Cosmos-SDK blockchain technology and Tendermint. The Ki foundation is a blockchain fund, consisting of 2 primary components. The Ki token, build on the Ki chain. The Ki Token is the backbone of value-sharing in the Ki Ecosystem. And Klub, which is a neo bank. Klub bases its reward...
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February 8, 2021 49 min
In this episode we talk to Greg Osuri, the CEO of Akash Network. The DeCloud for DeFi, and the world's first decentralized cloud computing marketplace built with the help of Cosmos-SDK and Tendermint. Akash Decentralized Cloud is 'a faster, better, and lower cost cloud built for DeFi, decentralized projects, and high growth companies, providing unprecedented scale, flexibility, and price performance. 10x lower in cost, its ...
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In this episode we talk to Dan Edlebeck, the CEO of Exidio. A project that is creating a resilient and robust decentralized VPN solutions on Sentinel. A protocol for dVPN built with the help of Cosmos-SDK and Tendermint. Exidio is building decentralized and distributed networking solutions and contributing to the Cosmos open source community by creating a resilient and robust decentralized VPN and allowing you to create your own d...
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January 14, 2021 50 min
In this episode we talk to Ian and Jacob, the founders of secretnodes.org and the puzzle report explorer for Secret network, a Cosmos-SDK blockchain with privacy-preserving smart contracts. The Secret Nodes project was established in 2018, we're a grassroots organization that believes society is facing a fork in the road in regards to privacy, security, data rights and their trend towards further degradation. Its aim is to be a...
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December 24, 2020 52 min
Our special Xmas episode is hosted by Johnnie Red, with Serj & Anna joining to co-host in order to catch up with some of the most active community members of the Cosmos hub and listen to their views on the progression of Cosmos so far. Cosmos is a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus. Cosmos is an ecosystem of blockchains, the TCP/IP of the...
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In this episode we talk to Tushar Aggarwal, the CEO of Persistence. A protocol, made with the help of Tendermint and Cosmos-SDK, powering Institutional Decentralized Finance. Persistence bridges DeFi and traditional finance by facilitating borrowing of crypto-assets using real-world assets as collateral. We spoke to Tushar about the vision of Persistence, the power of DeFi and what role will institutions play in it. Bridging of cry...
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In this episode we talk to Zarko Milosevic, the lead researcher at Informal Systems, which develops tools to simplify the operation of organizations by leveraging open-source development, plaintext data, and distributed version control systems. They are a contributor to the Tendermint codebase, concentrating on protocol design, and formal verification within distributed systems. Along with Zarko, we discuss software development, fo...
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In this episode we talk to Antoine Herzog, the co-founder and the CEO of Starname. We discuss the importance of identity standards for the decentralized space. Different variations of name services and approaches to blockchain identity across the space. We also touch on the importance and value of privacy and information disclosure, as well as such issues as KYC and their possible future development direction. Antoine also shares h...
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November 4, 2020 48 min
In this episode we chat with Deborah Simpier about networking technology, Althea blockchain, mesh networks and how these affect our daily lives. We also discuss controversial topics, such as, freedom and the cost and quality of an internet connection. Can internet access become a lifesaver? And, lerarn about, Deborah's personal ‘radio in the blood’ feeling. Althea is built for a fast and affordable, locally run internet. Alth...
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October 1, 2020 48 min
In this episode we catch up with Chris Remus from Chainflow & Staking defense. We discuss the differences between operators and validators, their role and importance in the ecosystem and why it's uber important to decentralize staking power. We talk about the monetary cost of freedom, product management in the validation business and about decentralized projects in general. Chainflow believes in a decentralized future. They...
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September 14, 2020 50 min
In this episode we chat with Tor Bair from Secret Network. The episode contains plenty of secrets, just make sure to pay attention. We talk about privacy, trust, Amazon drones, privacy by design and learn how to lay out the foundation for privacy projects. We go to depth about more technical things, such as, privacy preserving smart contracts, transactional privacy vs programmable privacy and learn how to get involved in Secret Net...
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September 9, 2020 59 min
This time our guest is Billy Rennekamp, the grants manager at Interchain Foundation and the founder of Clovers Network. In this episode we discuss ICF’s functions as a vehicle and its role for the greater Cosmos ecosystem. The DLT project we chat about is Clovers Network. We also talk about citizenship in the (not so) distant future, tattoo machines and blockchain DNA. Interchain Foundation is pushing boundaries on distributed netw...
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August 20, 2020 56 min
In this episode, we talk to Josh Lee aka Dogemos. He is a community advocate at Tendermint and the co-founder of Keplr. We talk about communities and chart-driven users. Envision the post-IBC world, interoperability as a state of mind and privacy issues among the most popular messengers in Korea. Oh, and Dogecoin of course! Tendermint, a core contributor to the Cosmos Network. Building the most powerful tools for distributed networ...
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In this episode, we catch up with Peng Zong to discuss the latest changes in the management of Tendermint and his personal views on various topics, such as, challenges of the CEO role, future plans, power abuse, project naming, the board of directors and a (not-so anymore) secret upcoming release. Peng is the newly appointed CEO of Tendermint. Tendermint, a core contributor to the Cosmos Network. Building the most powerful tools fo...
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July 13, 2020 43 min
In this episode, we speak to Harriet Cao. Harriet is the co-founder of Iris Network, Bianjie AI, and a member of the newly formed board of directors at Tendermint inc. We discuss how the Iris Hub helps to decentralize the Cosmos ecosystem. AI from the point of view of an expert with over 16 years of experience. And the specific requirements for blockchain projects in China. We also find out whether being an engineer is better than ...
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In this episode we talk to Gregory Landua. Gregory is the chief regeneration officer at Regen network. Together, we discuss the quantum and the probabilistic world and the conversion of physical assets to the digital realm. Finally, we discuss gaming. The game Google and Facebook are playing at, and the differences between game A and B. Finally, we mentioned cocoa beans, Alaska and learn how to spot a good avocado. Regen Network al...
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