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Around the Block | Presented by Blockzero Labs

Around the Block | Presented by Blockzero Labs

By Blockzero Labs

Welcome to Around the Block. Our goal with this video and podcast series is to empower the next generation of crypto creators. To do this, once a week we are interviewing the top DeFi and blockchain minds from across the decentralized world to get their stories into the industry.

Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs | A blockchain development studio | blockzerolabs.io
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🎙️ Around the Block with Hart Lambur (UMA) | Episode #7 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
🎙️ Around the Block with Hart Lambur (UMA) | Episode #7 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Hart Lambur is the Co-Founder of UMA Protocol, previously the Founder of Openfolio, and a former trader at Goldman Sachs. ​UMA enables DeFi developers to build and launch synthetic assets - https://umaproject.org/ Check out how you can participate with the UMA DeFi Accelerator with Blockzero Labs here - https://medium.com/bombx/defi-ing-gra...​___________________________________________________________________________   Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a decentralized startup studio. Help us build, launch, and own the next generation of decentralized startups at blockzerolabs.io.   Timestamps:  00:00​ - Around the Block with Hart Lambur (UMA)  03:00​ - Hart B.C - Before Crypto Story  05:00​ - Inspiration Behind UMA  07:12​ - Explaining Synthetic Assets/UMA to a 5 Year Old  09:07​ - What Drives Hart's Passion for UMA?  12:33​ - Use Cases for UMA  15:23​ - Next Steps to Expanding UMA's Reach?  17:32​ - Hardest Aspects to Grasp About UMA  19:40​ - How to Build a Great Team in Crypto?  23:00​ - How to Know Where to Focus Energy in DeFi/Crypto space?  25:40​ - What's Coming Up Next for UMA?  29:06​ - Closing
30:06
April 02, 2021
🎙️ Around the Block with Brian Flynn (Rabbit Hole) | Episode #6 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
🎙️ Around the Block with Brian Flynn (Rabbit Hole) | Episode #6 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a decentralized startup studio. Help us build, launch, and own the next generation of decentralized startups at blockzerolabs.io.   Brian Flynn is the Co-Founder of Rabbit Hole. At Rabbit Hole, they’re building an on-chain platform that makes it easy for projects to bootstrap their community — from discovery, to onboarding, to training, to scale.    Check them out at: https://rabbithole.gg/​ Brian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Flynnjamm​ Medium: https://medium.com/@rabbithole_gg/how...​  Timestamps:  00:00​ - 🎙️ Around the Block with Brian Flynn (Rabbit Hole) 02:38​ - BRIAN B.C - BEFORE CRYPTO  04:02​ - Lessons Learned Through Online Gaming Background  06:25​ - Transition Into Crypto Full-time  09:45​ - RabbitHole As A Introductory Step Into Crypto  10:50​ - Niche Down In Crypto | NFT Newsletter  13:05​ - Next Trends In NFT Space  15:19​ - Tribalism Between NFT OG's and New Upstarts?  16:30​ - Inspiration Behind RabbitHole?  19:37​ - Advice For Someone Looking to Build in Crypto?  21:34​ - How Do You Chose Which Opportunities to Pursue in Crypto?  22:50​ - Long-term Future of DeFi Space?  24:18​ - What Are You Excited About Within RabbitHole?  24:43​ - Closing
28:04
March 03, 2021
🎙️ Around the Block with Niran Babalola | Episode #5 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
🎙️ Around the Block with Niran Babalola | Episode #5 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a decentralized startup studio. Help us build, launch, and own the next generation of decentralized startups at blockzerolabs.io.   Niran Babalola is the Founder of Panvala, a the sustainable treasury for communities to share. With their PAN token, Panvala subsidize's communities, in the same way that Bitcoin subsidizes its security.  Check them out at Panvala.com   Timestamps:  1. 2:55 -  Niran B.C - Before Crypto   2. 7:40 - Transition Into Working Full-Time in Crypto   3. 9:54 - Inspiration Behind Building His Own Project - Panvala   4. 12:47 - Advice for Someone Who Has A Crypto Business Idea, But No Idea Where to Start?   5. 15:10 - How To Stay Focused In Crypto?   6. 18:07 - Messaging/Branding of Project Early On?   7. 20:38 - How to Simplify Your Message   8. 22:45 - Tips for Community Building   9. 25:27 - Difference's Between Running a Decentralized Project vs. Traditional Company   10. 28:42 - Passions Outside of Crypto?   11. 31:04 - Closing
31:59
February 24, 2021
Around the Block with Jordan Lyall (ConsenSys | $MEME) | Episode #4 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block with Jordan Lyall (ConsenSys | $MEME) | Episode #4 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a decentralized startup studio. Help us build, launch, and own the next generation of decentralized startups at blockzerolabs.io.   Jordan Lyall is is the DeFi product lead at ConsenSys, leading the team building the DeFi Score and other projects. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Lyall ran the product team at Totle, a DEX liquidity network.    And oh yeah, he's the Chief Meme officer at $MEME, which was born after he went viral on Twitter for jokingly advertising a phony project that could allow users to “Spin up a new DeFi project in as little as 5 minutes.”   Timestamps: 2:05​ - Jordan's Background 3:22​ - Acquired By JibJab  3:53​ - Transition Into Crypto 6:02​ - Origins of @Don'tBuyMeme 13:21​ - Fallout of Future Government Regulations? 14:17​ - DeFi Score Overview 18:50​ - Difference Between Running A Company In Crypto vs. More Traditional Sectors? 21:25​ - Tips to Retain Great Talent in Crypto? 23:05​ - Any Under the Radar Projects He's Into? 26:25​ - Intersection of Creativity and Tech in NFTs 27:36​ - Passion's Outside of Crypto? 29:16​ - Advice For Someone Looking To Build In Crypto 30:32​ - Closing
33:44
February 10, 2021
Flashstake AMA (UFO + Liquidity Mining Update)
Flashstake AMA (UFO + Liquidity Mining Update)
Flashstake AMA (UFO + Liquidity Mining Update) This podcast originally aired as a live-streamed AMA on our Youtube channel, but the content was so good, we had to turn it into a podcast. In it, we cover: Incubator Vision - Zach goes over the "failure" of our first attempt at it Flash Liquidity Mining - Pros vs Cons Flash UFO - Update
01:29:47
February 09, 2021
Around the Block with Paul Berg (Sablier + Mainframe) | Episode #3 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block with Paul Berg (Sablier + Mainframe) | Episode #3 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Instead of only getting paid every two weeks, ever wish your salary could be streamed directly into your wallet, second by second? This technology is now possible, and it was built by Paul Berg with Sablier Finance!   Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a decentralized startup studio. Help us build, launch, and own the next generation of decentralized startups at https://blockzerolabs.io​ Paul Pre-Crypto - 4:09​ Jumping Full-Time into Crypto - 6:00​ Motivation Behind Creating Sablier - 6:32​ Building Blocks of Sablier - 7:27​ Working Through Roadblocks/Bugs - 9:41​ Advice For Someone Looking to Startup in Crypto Space - 11:41​ How to Stay Focused Amongst Crypto Distractions - 13:42​ Acquisition Experience - 16:02​ What Differentiates Sablier From Other Platforms? - 18:24 ​What's Next For Sablier? - 19:41​ What Excites/Interests Paul Outside of Crypto? - 20:30​ If He Could Change One Thing About the Crypto Space, What Would It Be? -  22:43 ​Outro - 24:24​  
27:17
February 03, 2021
Around the Block with Nick Johnson (ENS Domains) | Episode Two | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block with Nick Johnson (ENS Domains) | Episode Two | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block with Nick Johnson (ENS Domains) | Episode Two | Presented by Blockzero Labs Episode Two features the founder of ENS (Ethereum Name Service) Domains, Nick Johnson. In it, he covers:  How he became an overnight celebrity at 14 years old for creating a Y2K bug fix What keeps him motivated to continue building ENS ENS overview - how to search for ENS names Future Layer 2 solutions and integrations  What he's most excited for within Ethereum Advice for anyone looking to build within Crypto Space Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a decentralized startup studio. Help us build, launch, and own the next generation of decentralized startups at https://blockzerolabs.io Timestamps: 2:15 How Nick Programmed a Y2K Bug Fix at 14 Years Old?! 5:45 Before Crypto | What Lead Nick to ENS? 7:56 What Is ENS? Motivation to Build It? 10:05 How to Check Out Available ENS Names 10:46 What Keeps Him Motivated to Keep Building ENS 12:44 ENS Overview 15:17 Passions Outside of Crypto 17:50 Under the Radar Projects He Likes 19:32 What's He Most Excited About Within Ethereum & ENS? 23:37 Who Inspires Nick? 26:22 Advice For Anyone Looking to Build In Crypto Space? 27:40 Closing
28:55
January 27, 2021
 Around the Block with Stani Kulechov (Aave) | Episode One | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block with Stani Kulechov (Aave) | Episode One | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Episode One features Stani Kulechov, the Founder of Aave, one of DeFi's most successful projects to date. Aave is an open-source and non-custodial liquidity protocol for earning interest on deposits and borrowing assets. Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a decentralized startup studio. Help us build, launch, and own the next generation of decentralized startups at https://blockzerolabs.io 2:50 - Start 3:11 - Stani Before Crypto/What Lead Stani Into Crypto Space  4:07 - First Learned About Crypto?  5:38 - Stani's Transition Into Going Full-Time Crypto  7:04 - What Stani likes about Startup Culture  9:00 - Transition from Ethlend to Aave  10:47 - Inspiration Behind Building Aave  12:10 - How to find good team members  14:05 - Identifying Peoples Superpowers  15:40 - Hardest Parts About Building Aave  17:45 - Staying Level Headed in Crypto Space  19:47 - How to Bridge the Crypto Knowledge Gap for Family/Friends  21:56 - Aavegotchi  24:20 - Aave v2  27:02 - If he could change one thing about the Crypto industry, what would it be?   Blockzero is managed by a distributed community of entrepreneurs and creators from around the world called Citizens.  In exchange for providing feedback, liquidity, and positive vibes – Blockzero Citizens earn $XIO tokens.   Hold $XIO. Earn tokens of the future. Simple as that.  https://blockzerolabs.io
30:13
January 21, 2021
Blockzero Labs Token Reveal | Tokenomics + Branding + Business Model
Blockzero Labs Token Reveal | Tokenomics + Branding + Business Model
Tune in for an in-depth reveal of the next Blockzero Labs token, Aquafi. Feel like watching the video version? We've got you covered. Be sure to hang around until the end for a bonus reveal!
35:13
January 15, 2021
Around the Block with Zachary Dash | Episode #0 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Around the Block with Zachary Dash | Episode #0 | Presented by Blockzero Labs
Welcome to Episode Zero of the Around the Block! Our goal with this video and podcast series to empower the next generation of crypto creators. To do this, once a week we are interviewing the top DeFi and blockchain minds from across the decentralized world to get their stories into the industry. Some of the awesome individuals we have lined up are: Week 1) Stani Kulechov (@StaniKulechov) ||  Founder and CEO @AaveAave Week 2) Nick Johnson (@wekabot) || Founder and lead developer of ENS @ensdomains Week 3) Paul Razvan Berg (@PaulRBerg) || Tech lead @Mainframe_HQ via @SablierHQ (acq). Open source geek. Week 4) Jordan Lyall (@JordanLyall) || Building open finance at @ConsenSys (Codefi / DeFiScore) • Chief $Meme Officer at @dontbuymeme • Previous: @TotleCrypto and @JibJab • Started: @HelloSanta Week 5) Niran Babalola (@niran) || Founder of @PanvalaHQ, member of @meta_cartel. economic performance artist. prev: @ConsenSys/@ConsenSysAudits Week 6) Hsin-Ju Chuang (@hsinjuchuang) || Founder & CEO @DystopiaLabs + Former Head of Growth @StellarOrg + Ex-Director at Tezos @TQTezos ._____________ Around the Block is Presented by Blockzero Labs, a blockchain development studio. We launch ideas into the decentralized world. .
05:22
January 12, 2021
XIO | What Will Your Verse Be?
XIO | What Will Your Verse Be?
XIO is an experimental token studio. From logo to launch, we build experimental tokens with our community. For providing feedback, liquidity, and positive vibes – we give away our tokens to $XIO holders.
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December 11, 2019