The Solana Podcast

The Solana Podcast

Welcome to The Solana Podcast hosted by Anatoly Yakovenko. This podcast is a discussion between industry leaders in both blockchain and technology, our team, and community developers. If you are interested in appearing on the podcast please email ross@solana.com.

Episodes

November 23, 2021 42 min

Daffy Durairaj is the co-founder of Mango Markets and is currently working full time as a developer in service of the Mango DAO.

00:28 - Origin Story

04:44 - Seeing the order book

10:20 - The idea behind creating Mango Markets

15:38 - Going from creating smart contracts to creating Mango

17:32 - How big is the DAO?

20:01 - The Launch

29:15 - VCs and the launch

32:43 - Decentralization and getting stuff done

34:55 - Will DAOs ever compete wi...

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Live from Breakpoint 2021, Alexis Ohanian sits down with Raj Gokal to discuss web3 and the $100 million fund to support decentralized social media projects on Solana.

 

Raj (00:10):

(silence). Ooh, beautiful.

Alexis (00:11):

This is fun. Hey everybody.

Raj (00:13):

It's electric.

Alexis (00:13):

All right. All right. Nice to see you all too. Oh, there we go. Okay. This is big. This is just the building of a new internet. Probably nothin...

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Anatoly (00:09):

Hey folks, this is Anatoly and you're listening to The Solana Podcast. And today I have with me Tommy and Taylor, co-founders of the PsyOptions protocol. Awesome to have you guys.

Tommy (00:18):

Thanks for having us.

Taylor (00:19):

Thanks for having us.

Anatoly (00:21):

Cool. So what's the origin story? How did you guys get into crypto and what made you build PsyOptions?

Tommy (00:27):

Crypto, it goes back to... I ...

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Anatoly (00:09):

Hey folks, this is Anatoly, and you're listening to The Solana Podcast. And today I have Larry Cermak, who's the VP of Research at The Block. Awesome to have you, man.

Larry Cermak (00:18):

Nice to be on, it's a pleasure.

Anatoly (00:20):

Yeah, so tell me your origin story. How'd you get into crypto?

Larry Cermak (00:24):

Yeah, it's probably slightly longer. But really high-level, I got involved in lat...

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Anatoly (00:09):

Hey, folks. This is Anatoly and you're listening to The Solana Podcast, and today, I have with me, Packy McCormick, author of Not Boring. Hey, man. Good to have you.

Packy McCormick (17:27):

Good to be here. Thanks for having me on.

Anatoly (00:21):

So, You're an author and you're also an investor. How did you get into crypto?

Packy McCormick (00:26):

Yeah. So, I got into crypto back in 2013. I read Fred Wilso...

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Anatoly Yakovenko (00:12):

Hey folks, this is Anatoly, and you're listening to The Solana Podcast. And today I have Jonathan Schemoul with me, who's the founder of the Aleph.im project. Really awesome to have you.

Jonathan Schemoul (00:22):

Thank you very much. I'm really happy to be here today.

Anatoly Yakovenko (00:25):

Cool. We usually start these with a simple question, how did you get into crypto? What's your story?...

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Jeff "Jiho" Zirlin is the Co-Founder of Axie Infinity, an NFT-based play-to-earn online video game. 00:23 – How it started through CryptoKitties? 02:41 – What is Axie Infinity? 04:13 – Game design and constant iteration 05:52 – What is a blockchain game? A mix of social network, gaming and the start of a new economy 13:15 – Why is crypto important to Axie? 17:24 – Building and relying on your community 20:47 – Is the fu...
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Yutaro Mori & Grace Kwan are the Co-Founders of Orca, a user-friendly cryptocurrency exchange built on Solana. 01:15 – About Orca and its vision 09:48 – What’s the future of DeFi? 20:48 – A little bit about Orca’s roadmap 25:50 – What does Orca’s team look like? 32:11 – The internet hasn’t changed much, people grew into it. How will crypto grow more present in our life? 36:22 – Solana and zero knowledge proof 40:02 – Orca’...
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George Harrap is the co-founder of Step Finance, a platform for Solana DeFi users to track their portfolio performance. Before Step, George was the CEO of Bitspark. 00:29 About George Harrap and mining 05:03 From Bitcoin to DeFi, how can crypto solve currency issues in the world 18:27 STEP Finance’s vision for the next five years 21:20 Censorship resistance and layer 1s 27:11 Hackathon: what would you like to see created? 30:30 T...
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Kevin Rose is a partner at True and a serial entrepreneur best known for founding Digg and Revision3. Most recently, he founded Oak, a guided meditation app, and Zero, an app for tracking intermittent fasting. 00:08 – Introduction of Kevin Rose, Modern Finance and the story of Reddit vs. DIGG 06:04 – From DOS to Windows, where are we in the evolution of crypto 07:50 – Crypto is here to stay. Could we see countries getting into it...
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Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, one of Asia’s first crypto funds. As Spartan Capital’s first employee, Jason helped scale the fund from $9M to $200M within 3 years, and supported the launch of Spartan’s $50M DeFi-only venture fund to back world-class teams shaping the future of finance. 00:23 – Getting into crypto and about Spartan Capital 04:33 – How does Spartan Capital invests? 11:47 – Next wave: building fo...
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We are excited to have Dan Gunsberg, Co-Founder of Hxro, sitting down with us for Episode 41. During this discussion, Dan talks about his history in traditional finance, how this experience guided him to building out Hxro, the importance of community, and the powerful disruptions he believes are going to happen over the next few years. 00:25 – Dan’s crypto story and what’s Hxro? 05:38 – Centralized crypto exchanges vs legacy exch...
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April 12, 2021 34 min
In this episode, AlphaRay discusses the origin of Raydium, working with Solana and FTX, fusion Pools, the importance of communities, and the future of decentralized governance. 00:25 - The story behind Alpha and Raydium 10:26 - What are Fusion Pools? 15:07 - Teaming up with FTX/Serum and being among the first to build on the Solana blockchain 19:29 - Solana communities 25:52 - Thoughts on future governance features 29:57 - Closin...
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Time Stamps

00:31: Who is Santiago Santos, and why crypto?

09:07: At what stage are we in crypto? Are finance applications the equivalent of the internet in the 90s? 

14:32: DeFi benefits: crypto lending, automatic investor profiles, transparency, and more 

31:43: Is decentralization the future of collaboration? 

38:45: Closing thoughts: porting vs. innovating. Stay open-minded.

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Michael Wagner and Anatoly Yakovenko sit down to talk all things Star Atlas. Star Atlas is a grand strategy game of space exploration, territorial conquest, and political domination being built on Solana. 00:48: Who is Michael Wagner and What is Star Atlas? 18:34: ATLAS and POLIS: Development of game economy 23:12: Developer ecosystem 25:40: Roadmap 34:19: Metaverse and VR 38:11: Decentralization of Star Atlas 43:29: Future ...
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00:56 Eth 1 vs Eth 2 15:22 Trust and sharding 30:53 Data Availability Sampling 45:26 Eth2: where would a new machine start on the chain? 56:31 Closing thoughts
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Audius is a music streaming and sharing platform that puts the power back into the hands of content creators. In this episode, Roneil talks about the creation of Audius, the need for empowering artists, how blockchain technology and cryptocurrency can completely disrupt the music industry, and more. - https://audius.co/
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For this exciting and technical episode we welcome, Eli-Shaoul Khedouri, CEO of Intuition Machines and designer of HUMAN Protocol. HUMAN Protocol specializes in providing the infrastructure for launching decentralized work pools that allow humans to contribute to data labeling and training ML/AI algorithms. hCaptcha is a user of the HUMAN Protocol and currently covers over 14% of the internet. In this episode, Eli and Anatoly talk...
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A cryptographically enforced system of contracts will take both our daily lives and the world’s emerging markets into a new age of economic fairness, transparency and efficiency—one driven less by vague brand promises and more by the real value created by individuals and institutions. Learn more about Chainlink

Sergey Nazarov began his career building peer-to-peer marketplaces, going on to the investment team at FirstMark Capital. H...

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