Planet of the Klimates

Planet of the Klimates

POTK is the official podcast for KlimaDAO. KlimaDAO is blockchain protocol backed by carbon credits that gives people a chance to fight climate change as a collective. Tune in the hear the latest news and insight regarding blockchain technology and climate science!


May 20, 2023 31 mins

Rex St John is a software engineer, technical evangelist and community organizer working on edge computing, IoT and web3 technologies. He joins us in the studio to talk about his motivation behind starting ReFi Summit and how the ReFi community can lay the foundation for a Network State centered around Regenerative Finance.

What they touch on:

(1:03) Rex Background

(2:25) Why ReFi?

(5:30) Need for ReFi Conference

(7:26) ReFi's Impact


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Professor Marta Poblet and PhD-Candidate Andres Diaz from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology joins us in the studio to talk about their research regarding ReFi and the Voluntary Carbon Markets. They dive into the role governance plays in ReFi and the inspiration behind applying economic theories to a nascent industry.

What they touch on:

(1:03) Andres Background

(2:54) Marta Background

(4:43) Why ReFi?

(12:35) VCM as a Common R...

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Ben is the CEO and Founder of Silverpine - an early stage fintech startup which allows users to invest in high value classic cars. Ben joins Phaedrus and Reikuman in the studio to as they connect over their shared passion of cars and explore the opportunity of people being able to make micro investments in luxury products.

What they touch on:

(0:58) Ben's Background

(2:42) Why Cars?

(4:15) Fractional Investing

(7:00) Finding Collectible...

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March 14, 2023 28 mins

0xymoron is a serial problem solver and one of the early leaders behind KlimaDAO. As one of the pioneers, he joins Phaedrus and Reikuman in the studio to talk about his insight into the 'Why' behind KlimaDAO and the benefits of operating as a DAO.

What they touch on:

(1:03) Reflecting on 2022

(3:26) Measuring Decentralization

(7:55) DAO Business Model

(9:16) Bridging Education Gap with ON SET

(14:44) The Tragedy of the Commons

(21:53) Dig...

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February 17, 2023 27 mins

David Garpenstahl is a serial entrepreneur and the current Executive Director of the Play2Learn Foundation. As one of the pioneers in the gaming and e-sports industry, he joins Phaedrus and Reikuman in the studio to talk about his experience and what he sees for the future of gaming technology.

What they touch on:

(1:03) David Background

(3:26) What Makes Play2Learn Unique?

(7:55) Play2Learn x KlimaDAO: A Sustainable Future

(15:07) Beyo...

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January 24, 2023 20 mins

Mitchell from Carbonlink joins Phaedrus and Reikuman in the studio to talk about the personal motivation pushing him to help improve the carbon market and the unique partnership between KlimaDAO and Carbonlink. Tune in to hear them explore how ReFi has matured from inception and what the future looks like for the space.

What they touch on:

(1:13) Mitchell Background

(2:53) Why Carbon?

(4:48) What is Carbonlink?

(9:16) ReFi Maturing


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December 13, 2022 20 mins

Simon from Liechtensteinischer Banks Association and Howard from Swappable joins Phaedrus and Reikuman in the studio to talk about the unique partnership between the 3 organizations. The LBA has fulfilled its commitment to be climate neutral using NFTs to retiree its total CO2 footprint. Simon and Howard describe how the partnership came to be and why this is just the beginning of digital carbon.

What they touch on:

(1:13) Simon Back...

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December 5, 2022 20 mins

In this episode, Phaedrus and Reikuman invited Scoopy into the studio to talk about Alchemix, their recent proposal to partner with KlimaDAO, and the importance of security when choosing to self-custody.

What they touch on:

(1:14) Scoopy’s Crypto Story

(4:09) What is Alchemix?

(8:24) Self-Custody & Security

(10:34) Klima x Alchemix

(12:00) Offsetting Historical Emissions

(16:09) What’s Next for Alchemix?

(17:34) Closing thoughts


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November 23, 2022 47 mins

In this episode, Phaedrus and Reikuman invite two special guests to help them celebrate KlimaDAO's one year anniversary and look back into the achievements of KlimaDAO throughout the year. The 2 guests were POTK's first interviewee and KlimaDAO's core founder:

  • Asfi: Co-founder of WAGMI LABS

  • Archimedes: C0-founder of KlimaDAO

What they touch on:

(1:48) Asfi highlights of the year

(2:51) Archimedes highlights of the year

(4:10) Ol...

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October 30, 2022 23 mins

The POTK team was invited to Singapore for TOKEN2049. We had the unique opportunity to interview the 3 panelists on carbon panel and dive deeper into each of their experiences and thoughts surrounding the future of carbon markets. The 3 interviewees were:

  • Alex.klima from KlimaDAO

  • BreAnne Yek from Carb0nfi

  • Max Song from Carbonbase

What they touch on:

(1:42) Alex's Background

(3:04) Vera's Public Consultation

(4:33) Demand for Car...

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October 13, 2022 22 mins

Takeshi is the co-founder and COO at Senkusha. He created a blockchain-based crowdfunding platform that helps early-stage artists reach new heights and allows investors to rise up with them. He joins Phaedrus and Reikuman in the studio to talk about Senkusha and how they are revolutionizing how fans connect and support new artists and professionals.

What they touch on:

(1:34) Takeshi background

(3:45) Senkusha’s roadmap

(6:35) What mak...

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Marco van den Heuvel is the founder and CEO at Merit Circle. He created a DAO around Web3 gaming and is focused on developing the play-to-earn economy. He joins Phaedrus and Reikuman in the studio to talk about Merit Circle DAO and how they are revolutionizing the gaming industry by creating a new economy.

What they touch on:

(1:34) Marco’s background

(3:27) Web3 Gaming & Scholarship DAO

(5:36) What makes Merit Circle unique?


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Rufus and Jacob, CEO & CTO of Crypto Caverns, join Phaedrus in the studio to talk about Crypto Caverns. We get a chance to explore their deeply aligned values and their partnership with Klima Infinity. Listen for a chance to hear the issues surrounding crypto energy's consumption, how mining could be the missing piece to help transition towards 'greener' energy sources and the future of Proof of Work.

What they touch on:

(1:38) R...

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Santos and Anthony, co-founders of As You Are, an innovative record label, join us in the studio to talk about how Klima Infinity is allowing them to take the music industry to a new level. They dive into the problems artists currently face in the music industry and how AYA aims to provide a solution to a broken system using blockchain as the solution.

What they touch on:

(1:34) Anthony’s background

(3:40) Santos’s background

(5:57) As...

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Daniel is an original thinker who has been an early advocate for the tokenization of carbon offsets. He joins us in the studio to talk about his background with the carbon markets, his experience with Stakefish / F2Pool and how ReFi projects need to come together to fight our existential crisis.

What they touch on:

(1:41) Daniel’s background

(11:04) Offsetting Bitcoin mining

(12:32) Off-chain vs on-chain carbon markets

(14:35) Verra hal...

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Andy is a creator working in diverse mediums including painting, cartography, Solidity, and Javascript. As a product designer, he co-founded Google Street View and Uber Eats. As an artist, he created Zoom Backgrounds for Biden. He joins us to discuss how a data-driven musical NFT collection can spark the next wave of art! They went on to discuss the unique challenges associated with building a data-led collection and how dynamic ar...

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June 15, 2022 31 mins

Akshay and Michael from LI.FI and Etherspot respectively join Phaedrues and Diamondhands to discuss about the next big update for KlimaDAO: cross-chain staking! They went on to also discuss what the multi-chain future looks like and how KlimaDAO can play a larger role in building ReFi.

What they touch on:

(1:41) Akshay intro

(3:42) Michael intro

(5:58) LI.FI

(7:51) Etherspot

(11:34) Coming across KlimaDAO

(12:58) Cross-chain staking / car...

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Wassim Sahibi is an experienced carbon and EAC's trader. He's a long time evangelist of blockchain technology and its capabilities to help propel the voluntary carbon market forward. He joins Phaedrus and DiamondHands to discuss the large impact carbon projects have on communities and the importance of tackling the climate crisis from many angles.

What they touch on:

(1:39) Wassim’s background

(4:42) SCB Group

(6:02) Carbon projects


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Evin Cheikosman works for the World Economic Forum's Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator (CISA). She dives into the debate about crypto's energy consumption that surrounds the climate impact of blockchain technology.

What they touch on:

(1:56) Evin’s Background

(4:17) Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution

(8:12) Crypto Utility

(11:33) Challenges World Economic Forum faces

(15:05) Crypto x Climate Change

(18:26) Biden’s Executiv...

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April 17, 2022 65 mins

0xymoron joins your favorite klimates in the studio and talks about his unique background and how it led him to help found Klima with the rest of the team. Tune in to hear him break down the carbon markets for us and paint the future of KlimaDAO.

What they touch on:

(2:07) Name Origin

(4:59) Oxymoron’s Story

(10:13) Climate Solutions

(13:44) Klima’s Development

(16:11) 0xymoron’s Role

(19:41) Carbon Markets

(26:22) Emissions Analysis


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