S2 E11: Life of a Full-Time DAO Contributor (Kairon)
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking with Kairon, Founder of ASCAN and a full-time DAO contributor.  Kairon got started in web3 when he took a leap of faith, quit his day job, and dove headfirst into the space. Although he doesn’t recommend that approach for everyone, he’s learned a few things along the way and shares those learnings with our listeners.  We set the stage by defining a DAO as Kairon shares the thought process he goes through when choosing a project to contribute to. We lay out some of the common DAO structures and Kairon explains what it’s like makin ..read more
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S2 E10: Breaking Down The Merge and Why it's Just the Beginning for Ethereum (Jon Charbonneau)
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking with Jon Charbonneau, a Research Associate at the crypto research platform Delphi Digital. If you’re trying to wrap your head around The Merge or Ethereum itself, Jon has you covered in this conversation. We kickoff the episode getting to know Jon, his background, and how he fell down the crypto rabbit hole. As a prominent writer, Jon is the perfect guest to take us on a deep dive on Ethereum, its innerworkings, and of course, The Merge. As we peel back the layers of the largest smart contract blockchain, we also discuss Ethereum’s vision ..read more
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S2 E9: Boys Club and Vulnerability Maximalism (Deana Burke and Natasha Hoskins)
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking with Deana Burke and Natasha Hoskins, Co-Founders of Boys Club. Boys Club is a community known as the no bro zone for the crypto curious. Deana has been in the crypto space since 2017 and spent four years convincing her friend Natasha to get on the bandwagon. In 2021 Natasha finally saw what all of the hype was about and together, they founded Boys Club.  Boys Club is a safe space for people to explore crypto and ask questions, even if they don’t look like the traditional tech guy. We discuss Boys Club’s mission of onboarding women an ..read more
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S2 E8: Guild: Building the Infrastructure Layer for Online Communities
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking with Reka, Co-Founder of Guild. Guild is an automated membership management tool for web2 and web3 communities across all communication platforms.  We dive into Guild’s core principles - user experience, interoperability, security, and privacy, as Reka explains what Guild is, how it works, and why it’s successful. We discuss how Guild is becoming the default membership layer of web3 and how it’s embracing web2. We discuss the fundamental differences between the business models of web2 and web3 companies, and Anay touches on the concep ..read more
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S2 E7: Autonomous Worlds: Expanding the Magic Circle in Gaming
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking with Justin Glibert from 0xPARC. 0xPARC is a program for applied research in cryptography, supporting application-level R&D on Ethereum and decentralized platforms. Justin’s first touchpoint with crypto was on hacker forums when he was in his early teens. He discovered that people were selling exploits to each other with bitcoin, which at the time only cost $10. Fast forward to the pandemic, Justin happened to stumble across a tweet about the game Dark Forest and decided to DM the creators on twitter. Next thing you know he was invited ..read more
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S2 E6: How Crypto can Help Combat Climate Change
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking with Raphaël Haupt, Founder and CEO of Toucan. We begin the episode laying some groundwork and defining the term “ReFi” or regenerative finance. As Raphaël explains, ReFi is taking DeFi technology and using it for regenerative, real world, positive externalities, like combating climate change.  We dive into climate change - an issue Raphaël has dedicated his life to - and we discuss carbon footprints, carbon tokens, and the carbon offsetting market. Raphaël explains some of the main issues with the current carbon offsetting market and ..read more
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S2 E5: DAO Delegation: To Delegate to an Individual or a DAO? (Linda Xie and Julia Rosenberg)
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking to Julia Rosenberg and Linda Xie. Julia is a Co-Founder of Orca Protocol, a DAO implementation tool and Linda is a Co-Founder of Scalar Capital, a crypto investment firm. Linda is also a Delegate for Gitcoin, Element and Optimism.  We begin our conversation by laying some groundwork and having Linda and Julia answer the big question: what is metagovernance? We dive into all of the nuances of metagovernance and discuss its fluidity, dynamics, chaos, benefits, and how it evolved over time. The conversation leads us to discussing delegat ..read more
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S2 E4: Cryptomedia and Writing NFTs: Making Content Ownable (Patrick Rivera)
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking to Patrick Rivera, Product Engineer at Mirror, a home for web3 publishing.  We begin the episode getting to know Patrick, his background, and how he fell down the crypto rabbit hole. He takes us through his journey from web2 to web3 and describes an article that really inspired him, Zora’s “What is Cryptomedia?” manifesto.  Next, Patrick defines the term cryptomedia. He describes some of the issues in web2 media and explains how web3 is aiming to combat those issues. He lays out for us how Mirror enables creators to monetize thei ..read more
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S2 E3: Building an Economy Within a DAO (Shreyas)
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by anay sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking to Shreyas, Co-Founder of Llama. Llama is an economic infrastructure for DAOs that enables decentralized communities to allocate their treasuries and assess results.  We kickoff the episode laying some groundwork and answering the golden question - What is a DAO? Shreyas then explains economic infrastructures of DAOs and dives into his most recent article that compares asian economies with DAO economies.  Next, we discuss token distribution within a DAO, incentivizing DAO contributors, token inflation, and the pros and cons of he ..read more
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S2 E2: Understanding DAOs and How to Scale Them (Yury Lifshits)
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by Anay Sim
1y ago
On this episode of DAOn the Rabbit Hole, we’re talking to Yury Lifshits from SuperDAO to dive into the complex topic of DAOs. SuperDAO is the ‘Shopify of DAOs’ allowing users to start, manage, and grow their own DAO, so we would consider Yury an expert on the subject, and the perfect person to answer our questions.  We kickoff our conversation by laying some groundwork and answering the highly memed question, “what is a DAO?” Yury explains several common definitions of DAOs and describes what a DAO means to him. We then get into the different types of DAOs, different DAO structures, chall ..read more
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