Podcasts: BlockChannel Educational Crypto Digest

In our continued mission to manage our liquid hedge positions — while simultaneously building an extensive early-stage crypto VC portfolio — we strive to keep the greater industry educated on our vision, thesis, and what we’re learning while deploying capital in this ever-evolving landscape.

It is no easy task, but we do this because we believe in maturing the industry together, regardless of the amount of effort it may take.

That said, we’ve collected all the latest episodes of BlockChannel (an educational crypto publication and podcast, run and hosted by Amentum CEO, Steven McKie), so you can learn alongside us.

Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with the crypto twitter famous, Ari Paul. Ari is the head honcho at BlockTower capital, and comes from a background of endowment management at the University of Chicago; Ari is a traditional finance nerd turned crypto nerds. We have a solid discussion on some of his perspectives on investing, and Petty and McKie pick his brain for some new insights you might not have heard elsewhere.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee have a chat with Pedro Gomez, the Founder and developer behind WalletConnect. As Ethereum based accounts and wallets proliferate, standards surrounding how they’re accessed, and extended interoperability becomes ever more important. Pedro’s effort are to simplify this process for developers of Ethereum wallet’s and services, in order to improve the UX across dApps in the ecosystem.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with Petty’s fellow co-worker, Dean Eigenmann, from Status. He’s working on building an improved messaging protocol for Status, and is also working on the side on a Swift implementation of the ETH 2.0 Beacon chain. We learn more about Dean, as we go in deep to understand the mind of a real thot leader.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty have a nice long discussion on the future of humanity with Vinay Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Mattereum. His firm (after having successfully assisting in launching Ethereum) is building a way to merge legal, real-world contracts, with on-chain smart contracts on Ethereum. His belief is that the digitization of tangible resources will be pivotal in solving some of humanity’s hardest problems — especially those in relation to climate change and resource scarcity. This one is a tad longer than usual, but we couldn’t just tell Vinay to stop talking, his words were too important. It’s a very educational episode — grab a coffee.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty have a well-rounded chat with Ayo Akinyele of Bolt Labs. His firm is pioneering greater privacy for layer 2 technology (think Lightning) but with a support for multiple different public chains. He imagines an interoperable future of interconnectivity, with a privacy first mindset. We go in-depth on his background and how he got here, and how he sees layer 2 technology to evolve, while building a sustainable business outside of academia. Come check it out, there’s plenty to learn.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty have a well-rounded chat with Ayo Akinyele of Bolt Labs. His firm is pioneering greater privacy for layer 2 technology (think Lightning) but with a support for multiple different public chains. He imagines an interoperable future of interconnectivity, with a privacy first mindset. We go in-depth on his background and how he got here, and how he sees layer 2 technology to evolve, while building a sustainable business outside of academia. Come check it out, there’s plenty to learn.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty have a friendly chat with your favorite neighborhood developer, Austin Griffith. Creator of the burner wallet, Austin is one of the leading developers focused on usability and creating the “aha!” moments necessary to bridge traditional software developers and consumers, over into the bright and bountiful world of crypto. This is of course a technical, and a human-oriented task, and Austin has the chops to speak to developers/users in fun and exciting ways — and his passion for Ethereum is contagious. Come learn what it takes to create new product engineers, as we discuss how Austin plans to tackle that problem on the journey to a million+ Ethereum developers.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty join the founders Cameron Robertson (CEO) and Paul Gerhardt (CTO) to discuss what we believe is an innovation in bridging digital money with physical, secure digital hardware. They present us Kong, their digital cash equivalent: possessing the ability to act as a fungible representation of digital money, with a secure element and programmatic expiry which enables extraction of the funds at a future date. It’s a very futuristic idea, and we’re here for it. Come have a listen.

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Show Description: On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty become journalists, for just this one time, as we interview a journalist from the industry who’s quickly made a name for herself, Leigh Cuen. Leigh is a reporter from Coindesk and with a colorful past as a journalist with a broad range of focuses. She walks us through her process on how she seeks to provide objective truth and value into her reporting; as well as sharing valuable insights into how you should frame your perspective with crypto media. Sit down and enjoy this one, you’ll definitely appreciate the struggles of objective media by the end of it.

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Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.