Episode 90: Wetter than Wet, with SuperFluid
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6M ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie continues his conversation series with members from the Connext/Ethereum adjacent commmunities. Steven has a conversation with Francisco Renzi, to discuss monetary streaming protocols for subscriptions, payments, salaries, vesting and more. Superfluid is making it easy for crypto native firms to enable a new way to do traditional payouts from the legacy world, but with the added advantages of innovations that have emerged from Ethereum the last few years. This episode will prime you more for the next stage in DeFi's evolution. Show Link(s): SuperFluid: ht ..read more
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Episode 89: The Center of Online Attention, with Cent Network
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6M ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie continues his journey of solo hosting and brings back an old favorite on the show, Cameron Hejazi of the Cent Network. Cent has been a pioneer in the Ethereum ecosystem since 2017 with the launch of their micropayments focused social network. Since their inception, they were one of the first to introduce NFTs into a social platform; even introducing the ability to turn tweets into NFTs (famously used by Jack Dorsey to sell his first tweet for $2.9mill). As we ramp up for the next stage of innovation in crypto, Cameron is back to give us insights into what ..read more
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Episode 88: DAOs and the Zodiac, with Auryn Macmillan
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8M ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie sits down with Auryn Macmillan from Gnosis who's been spearheading publicly the Zodiac suite of contracts that enable a comprehensive and composable stack for DAO governance tools. Creating a DAO can be complex, and with the tooling and contracts necessary to run one efficiently are still becoming best standardized with best practices. Show Link(s): Zodiac Github: https://github.com/gnosis/zodiac Intro/Outro Music "Rebuke" by Amine: https://soundcloud.com/heyamine/rebuke Show Supporter(s): Amentum: http://Amentum.org Disclaimer: This is not investment adv ..read more
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Episode 86: Becoming Impervious to Central Authorities, with Mike Carson
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1y ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie has a discussion with Mike Carson, one of the project developers behind Impervious. Impervious is a developer outfit trying to merge the bitcoin cypherpunk development ethos more deeply into the Handshake community. By supporting the adoption of Handshake through Beacon Browser, the Impervious Registry, and funding core development, Mike has done a lot for the community. We give him and the Impervious team the love they deserve, and discuss Mike's perspective on the HNS community. Show Link(s): Impervious Registry: http://registry.impervious.com Beacon Br ..read more
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Episode 85: Even Domains are Bigger in Texas, with Nole Oppermann
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1y ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie heads down to Texas to talk to Nole Oppermann, right from the comfort of his downstairs office. With Handshake growing in popularity in various regions of the world, it would only make sense for Texas to have its own unique TLD. And, Nole is the proud owner/manager of .TX, and one of the main pioneers for Handshake in the Austin region. He gives us insights into building his community from scratch, and what he thinks about the greater HNS ecosystem. Show Link(s): .TX Domains: https://heytx.io/ Intro/Outro Music "Balance" by PineappleCiti: https://soundclo ..read more
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Episode 84: Learning How to Shake On It, with Zach Brown
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1y ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie is joined by Zach Brown, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Shake. The Shake has become one of the most crucial repositories in the Handshake community for current network statistics, news, and educational resources. Zach lays down why he started The Shake, and we go in-depth on what's he's excited about in the greater Handshake community.  Show Link(s): The Shake: http://theshake.xyz Intro/Outro Music "Beauty Rains" by DWLLRS: https://soundcloud.com/user-362825310/beauty-rains Show Supporter(s): Amentum: http://Amentum.org Disclaimer: This is no ..read more
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Episode 83: Shaking Hands Across the Chasm, with Kiba Gateaux
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1y ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie sits down with Kiba Gateaux, another Handshake OG, developer, and longtime supporter. Kiba has worked on cross-chain initiatives, and was one of the first in the community to spearhead such efforts. Various aspects of the Handshake community are discussed, and we get a more personal understanding of who Kiba from the HNS community really is. Show Link(s): Handshake: https://Handshake.org Intro/Outro Music "Grateful" by Stevie Ray: https://soundcloud.com/connorpricemusic/grateful-callmestevieray-connor-price Show Supporter:(s): Amentum: https://Amentum.org ..read more
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Episode 82: Taking the Om Out of .Com, with Clay Collins
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1y ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie is back for his first ever solo show. With Demetrick and Petty busier than ever with their families, work, and other commitments, Steven is taking the reins over completely (they'll be back from time to time, though). Steven takes a seat with Clay Collins of crypto data providing platform Nomics, and the owner of the .C domain name. We discuss his firm, Handshake, and what his views are on the decentralized web. Show Link(s): Nomics: http://nomics.com Intro/Outro Music "Self Love (Freestyle)" by Kingsley:: https://soundcloud.com/kingsley_feddi/selflove-in ..read more
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Episode 81: Talking Shop and Shaking Hands, with HNSChat
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1y ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee are ditching the hand sanitizer and masks, and shaking hands again with our guest, Jordan Koch. Jordan is a self-taught IRC developer turned crypto-preneur works on HNSChat. HNSChat is a Handshake-native chat applications that allows TLD and SLD owner to join digital chat communities; enabling the ability to send HNS payments and engage directly with other owners of Handshake TLDs across the globe. Listen as the BlockChannel hosts dig out the full story from Jordan, and how you can join in on the conversation. Show Link(s): HNSChat: https://HNS.Ch ..read more
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Episode 80: Giving a Hand to the Future, with HandyOSS
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2y ago
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty are back, even though this episode was filmed in December before Christmas. We finally go in-depth with HandyOSS, the all-in-one suite for building on a cohesive DWeb enable stack. Alex Smith breaks down the HandyOSS teams motivations for building HandyHost (of which Steven McKie is also a part of), and details how and why these abstractions were necessary to bridge crypto to the future. Alex Smith is an ex-NASA/JPL engineer, "computational physicist", and all around brilliant polymath who is ensnared by the ethos of equality and self-soveri ..read more
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