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From Web2 to Web3: Alexis Ohanian and Kevin Rose
Kevin is joined by Alexis Ohanian, founder of venture capital firm SevenSevenSix and co-founder of Reddit. Here, they discuss youthful Digg vs. Reddit rivalry, Web2 lessons for Web3 aspirants, the cultural and economic benefits of diversifying the crypto space, NFT collecting, the future of investment, Bored Apes vs. CryptoPunks, the power of community, and much more.
Side Chain Scaling with Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon
Play-to-Earn Gaming with Yield Guild Games
$BACON Coin — Fractionalizing Home Loans on the Blockchain with Karl Jacob of LoanSnap
On this episode, Kevin talks to LoanSnap co-founder and CEO Karl Jacob about how consumers can invest in and receive yields formerly reserved by big banks and governments. They also discuss the tokenization of commercial real estate, how neighbors can pitch in to fractionalize and purchase foreclosed homes, why traditional 30-year mortgages are going away, and how renting might turn into fractional ownership that is liquid 24/7.
The Solana Blockchain — Ethereum Killer or Piece of a Larger Puzzle?
Kevin is joined by Solana CEO Anatoly Yakovenko to talk about the latest advancements of the Solona blockchain. They discuss the development doors opened with lighting fast L1 blockchains like Solana in the finance world, the implications of Neon Labs’ deployment of a cross-chain Ethereum virtual Machine on Solana, and purpose-built hardware development — specifically for blockchains. And, of course, Kevin dives into NFTs on the Solana Blockchain.
The Origins and Future of Aave, the Decentralized Finance Protocol to Lend and Borrow Crypto
Kevin is joined by Stani Kulechov, the founder and CEO of Aave, an open-source and non-custodial liquidity protocol for earning interest on deposits and borrowing assets. Here, they talk about Aave's origin story, how Stani built and fostered a community in the early days, the role of DAOs and tokens in project governance, smart contract security, how Aave is scaling with layer two solutions, his upcoming NFT project, and the effort currently underway to build a decentralized Twitter.