Sergey Gorbunov | Co-Founder of Axelar Network : Scaling Interoperability Networks In Blockchain
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
3d ago
Sergey Gorbunov, co-founder of Axelar, shares the future of interoperability in Web3, the founding story of Axelar, and what drives him as a Web3 founder to keep innovating. Axelar is the programmable Web3 interoperability platform, scaling the next generation of internet applications to billions of users. Sergey is the co-founder of Axelar and an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. He was previously a founding team member at Algorand. He received his Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a Microsoft Ph.D. fellow. His Ph.D. dissertation was on designing cryptographic tools for the cloud ..read more
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Victor Ji | Co-Founder of Manta Network : Building Real World Use-Cases with Zero Knowledge
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
2w ago
Victor Ji, the Co-Founder of Manta Network explains the concept of Zero-Knowledge (ZK) proofs and how Manta is delivering a seamless developer experience for ZK applications. He also shares the milestones and turning points in Manta's journey and the qualities he believes are important for Web3 founders to succeed. Manta Network is building a secure and interoperable future with zero knowledge with a mission to deliver the best developer experience that enables ZK applications. Before his role as the Co-Founder of Manta in 2020, Victor worked as a Research Assistant at Harvard's Belfer Center ..read more
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Sandy Peng | Co-Founder of Scroll : Building Layer 2 Solutions Intertwined With The Ethereum Roadmap
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
1M ago
Sandy Peng, Co-Founder of Scroll, discusses the Layer 2 scaling solutions in Web3, the founding story of Scroll, and how to create a successful Web3 project by focusing on just building. Scroll is a community-first native zkEVM Layer 2 solution, and an open source project working at the forefront of zero-knowledge research. Sandy has rich experience in research, business development, and project strategy. Having worked as both a startup founder and blockchain investor, she has unique insights into the development, compliance, and application of blockchain technology and open-source technology ..read more
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Chris Spadafora | Founder of BadgerDAO : Bringing Bitcoin To Defi
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
1M ago
Chris Spadafora, Founder of BadgerDAO, discusses decentralized governance, crypto tribalism, and his mission of bringing Bitcoin to the Defi ecosystem. BadgerDAO is an open-source, decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that enables Bitcoin to be used as collateral across decentralized finance (DeFi) applications. The DAO has its native token, BADGER which allows users to vote on proposals put forward by community members. Voting power is determined by the amount of BADGER owned, and proposals that receive enough votes are implemented on the platform. We hope you enjoy Chris’ conversation ..read more
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Eli Ben-Sassoon | Founder of StarkWare : Scaling Blockchain With Zero Knowledge
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
2M ago
Eli Ben-Sasson, co-founder and President of StarkWare, discusses his journey into Web3, building blockchain solutions for scalability, and how StarkWare is working on onboarding the next billion users onto the blockchain. StarkWare develops zero-knowledge proof technology that compresses information to address the blockchain's scalability problem. Before founding StarkWare, Eli was in core academia, earning his Ph.D. under Abel Prize winner Avi Wigderson and completing his postdoc from MIT and Harvard. His research focused on probabilistically checkable proofs (PCPs), and during the 2013 Bitco ..read more
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Sreeram Kannan | Founder of EigenLayer : Blockchain Brings Trust to Tech Innovation
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
2M ago
Sreeram Kannan, co-founder and CEO of EigenLayer, discusses his journey into Web3, why he left academia to build a blockchain product, and how EigenLayer is solving some of the biggest challenges in the crypto ecosystem. Sreeram's journey into the realm of Web3 began with a deep-seated belief in the power of innovation to drive positive change. He recognized the potential of blockchain technology to democratize innovation and empower individuals to create value without the need for established reputations or access to exclusive resources. This unwavering belief led Sreeram to abandon his acade ..read more
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Sreeram Kannan | CEO of EigenLayer : Blockchain Brings Trust to Tech Innovation
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
3M ago
Sreeram Kannan, co-founder and CEO of EigenLayer, discusses his journey into Web3, why he left academia to build a blockchain product, and how EigenLayer is solving some of the biggest challenges in the crypto ecosystem. Sreeram's journey into the realm of Web3 began with a deep-seated belief in the power of innovation to drive positive change. He recognized the potential of blockchain technology to democratize innovation and empower individuals to create value without the need for established reputations or access to exclusive resources. This unwavering belief led Sreeram to abandon his acade ..read more
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Aniket Jindal | Co-Founder of Biconomy: Building Tools to Make Web3 Accessible to Everyone
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
3M ago
Aniket Jindal, Co-founder at Biconomy, delves into the qualities that define successful Web3 founders, the dynamics of bear markets, and the role of community management. He shared his insights into Biconomy's decentralized relay network and tokenomics and the critical significance of user experience (UX) in the blockchain ecosystem. Biconomy is a multi-chain relay infrastructure and transaction network that aims to make Web3 user-friendly, accessible, and affordable. Learn about the challenges of crypto adoption and how Biconomy is simplifying user experiences. Explore the pivotal moments and ..read more
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Beryl Li | Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games: From Games to Guilds - Navigating the Web3 Journey
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
3M ago
Beryl Li is the Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games (YGG), the largest decentralized network of gaming guilds. During our chat, we discussed Beryl Li's unique journey into the Web3 space and her contributions to the industry. She shared her insights into the role of guilds in shaping the future of Web3, emphasizing Web3 education and driving the adoption of blockchain tech. We also talked about the significance of native tokens in shaping the decentralized gaming landscape and the art of community management within YGG's vast decentralized network. Primarily focusing on Web3 education & blockc ..read more
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Ryan Kim | Partner at Hashed: Cracking the Code on Web3 Investments in Asia
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by Kenzi Wang, Diksha Dutta and Sachi Kamiya
3M ago
We spoke to Ryan Sungho Kim, a Partner at Hashed. He assesses deals from Asia and focuses on applications, corporate finance and enterprise. Previously, Ryan successfully exited his company LOOKET, a mobile solution for SME to Recobell (a Big Data company). Ryan was in charge of the development and planning of recommendation systems in his previous company, and he realized that the data space has many vulnerabilities. This led him to blockchain and ultimately made him co-found Hashed. Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs and engineers in 2017, Hashed is the preeminent blockchain firm in A ..read more
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