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The Web3 Podcast

By Callum Woodcock

This is the podcast that simplifies Web3 and shines a light on the many talented founders, investors and thought leaders in the new frontier of the internet. Take a journey down the rabbit hole, to a world of cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs, DeFi, Blockchains and the Metaverse, with your host Callum Woodcock.
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S3E8: The Rise of Dash w/ Ivan Shumkov of Dash

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S4E1: Decentralized Communities That DON'T Suck w/ Chris Castig of Console.xyz
S4E1: Decentralized Communities That DON'T Suck w/ Chris Castig of Console.xyz
According to Chris (@castig), the core pillars of Web3 are decentralization, self-custody and building-in-public. Given many of us take those tenets for granted, isn't it weird that so much of Web3 community revolves around a centralized, privately owned and opaque platform like Discord? In this episode, Chris and Callum debate this topic and hint at what comes next... Chris' Recommendations  Take an improv class! Social Links 1. Chris on Twitter 2. Console on Twitter 3. Callum on Twitter 4. The Web3 Podcast
29:18
November 24, 2022
S3E10: Web3 - Fad or Future? w/ Neal Rushton-King and Paddy Vance of MIN3
S3E10: Web3 - Fad or Future? w/ Neal Rushton-King and Paddy Vance of MIN3
In Web3, the metaphor of being 'pilled' refers to experiencing an epiphany of Web3's potential, and the burning desire to contribute to the development of this ecosystem. This epiphany is what led today's guests, Neal Rushton-King and Paddy Vance, to turn their backs on multi-decade careers at some of the world's most prestigious blue-chip companies. Instead, Neal and Paddy are using a wealth of experience to build MIN3, a Web3 native consultancy disrupting outdated industries with new technology. Callum, Neal and Paddy discuss everything from the problems that Web3 tech solves to the threats, opportunities and potential that this space contains. Neal and Paddy's Recommendations 1. Ray Dalio on debt cycles and the fourth turning. 2. Robert Breedlove 3. Luke Gromen 4. Raoul Pal 5. Anything that Marc Andreessen has to say about Web3. Social Links 1. MIN3 on Twitter 2. Paddy on Twitter 3. MIN3's Website 4. Callum's Twitter 5. The Web3 Podcast Website
45:14
October 06, 2022
S3E9: Enabling Developers to Build Freakin' Sweet Dapps w/ Filip Martinsson of Moralis
S3E9: Enabling Developers to Build Freakin' Sweet Dapps w/ Filip Martinsson of Moralis
If it feels like Scandinavians are over-represented in the Web3 space, then you may have Filip Martinsson to thank/blame. Filip's company, Moralis, provides everything developers need to create, connect, and scale blockchain applications cross-chain. Essentially, they take care of the back end so you can focus on the front — reducing development time, cost and complexity. Filip's Recommendations 1. Andreas Antonopoulous. 2. Moralis on YouTube 3. No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention 4. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz 5. Continuous Discovery Habits: Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value by Teresa Torres Social Links 1. Callum on Twitter 2. The Web3 Podcast
32:58
September 30, 2022
S3E8: The Rise of Dash w/ Ivan Shumkov of Dash
S3E8: The Rise of Dash w/ Ivan Shumkov of Dash
Dash ('Digital Cash') is one of the world's best known cryptocurrencies, famously forked from Bitcoin in 2014. Since then, the Dash ecosystem has matured, allowing users to pay everyone from their Grandma to their phone bill in Dash. Open-source, and run by a DAO, Dash represents the essence of Web3. In this episode, Callum catches up with Ivan Shumkov, Dash's Head of Engineering, to hear how the ecosystem has (and is) evolving. Ivan's Recommendations 1. Visit the communities of the most active networks (Ivan recommends Polkadot and Substrate).   2. Protocol Labs Blog 3. Dash Blog Social Links 1. Ivan's Twitter 2. Dash on Twitter 3. Dash.org 4. Callum's Twitter 5. The Web3 Podcast Our Sponsor This episode is sponsored by Moralis. Moralis provides everything developers need to create, connect, and scale blockchain applications cross-chain. They take care of the back end so you can focus on the front — reducing development time, cost and complexity.
32:23
September 16, 2022
S3E7: Untapped Opportunities for Web3 Founders w/ Xav Parkhouse-Parker of Cambridge Future Tech
S3E7: Untapped Opportunities for Web3 Founders w/ Xav Parkhouse-Parker of Cambridge Future Tech
In this episode, Callum catches up with an old friend from university, Xavier 'Xav' Parkhouse-Parker. Since leaving Cambridge, Xav has co-founded Cambridge Future Tech, a deep tech venture builder that helps turn academic inventions into thriving businesses. Xav offers a fascinating perspective on where the Web3 space is headed, and what untapped opportunities exist for would-be Web3 entrepreneurs. Xav's Recommendations To learn about a new topic, immerse yourself in podcasts and YouTube playlists. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz Social Links Xav on LinkedIn Cambridge Future Tech Callum on Twitter The Web3 Podcast
33:47
September 02, 2022
S3E6: A Journey from Hostels, to SaaS to the Blockchain w/ Jason Noronha of Akin
S3E6: A Journey from Hostels, to SaaS to the Blockchain w/ Jason Noronha of Akin
Few entrepreneurs have had such an interesting and diverse background as Jason Noronha. Having moved from financial consulting into running hostels, coffee shops and bars, into his own SaaS company and now putting time-based inventory on the blockchain, Jason shows no signs of slowing down. In this episode, Callum sits down with Jason to hear his fascinating story, his philosophy for life and why he is so excited about Web3. Jason's Recommendations 1. The same books came resonate differently at different times in your life. Books are not something you should aspire to conquer, but are there to be picked up and read. 2. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris 3. Punk6529 on Twitter 4. Raoul Pal and Punk6529 on the Metaverse Social Links 1. Jason on Twitter 2. Akin on Twitter 3. Callum on Twitter 4. The Web3 Podcast
24:45
August 27, 2022
S3E5: How To Build A Great DAO w/ Fernando Mendes of Avenue
S3E5: How To Build A Great DAO w/ Fernando Mendes of Avenue
We've all been there. You find out about a new DAO or a new Web3 project, get excited and dive into the Discord to find out more. For all but the most dedicated Web3 adventurer, that's where the fun largely stops. Immediately, you are bombarded by information by people using pseudonyms. Every DAO has a different structure, different terminology and different rules. Getting up to speed can be overwhelming. In this episode, Callum sits down with Mendes. Mendes is a Web3 veteran with five years of experience in the space, who has lately co-founded a new venture called Avenue. Avenue is a DAO collaboration and communication platform designed to rectify the disconnect between DAOs and their members, and solve many of the problems inherent to Discord. Mendes' Recommendations  1. Co-Ownership as a Web3 Social Primitive by Chase Chapman 2. The Art of Learning by Joshua Waitzkin Social Links 1. Mendes on Twitter 2. Avenue on Twitter 3. Callum on Twitter 4. The Web3 Podcast Website 5. Avenue Website
33:34
August 19, 2022
S3E4: Gaming on the Blockchain w/ Niko Vuori and Craig Dalrymple of Blockstars
S3E4: Gaming on the Blockchain w/ Niko Vuori and Craig Dalrymple of Blockstars
For many of us, gaming offers us entertainment, fulfilment and an escape from reality. Web3 promises to make the experience of gaming more immersive than ever before. In this episode, Callum sits down with Niko Vuroi and Craig Dalrymple, two of the minds behind the iconic Facebook game FarmVille and now of Blockstars, a management simulation game powered by the Solana blockchain.   About Niko Vuori and Craig Dalrymple Niko and Craig are respectively the Founder/CEO and Head of Community of Blockstars, a management simulation game on the Solana blockchain.  Powered by a dual token economy, $ROC and $ROL, Blockstars gives you the chance to manage your band of Blockstars and build up your epic music empire. Social Links 1. Blockstars website 2. Niko's Twitter 3. Craig's Twitter 4. Callum's Twitter 5. The Web3 Podcast website
46:52
August 14, 2022
S3E3: The Future of Podcasting in Web3 w/ Alexander Zwerner of Kickback.fm
S3E3: The Future of Podcasting in Web3 w/ Alexander Zwerner of Kickback.fm
Listening to a podcast about podcasting is pretty meta if you ask me, but that is exactly what this fascinating episode is about. Alexander Zwerner walks Callum through the evolution of the podcast landscape in Web3, and why we are headed towards a more equitable world for listeners and creators alike. About Alexander Zwerner Alexander is the Founder of Kickback.fm, a podcast-centric Web3 platform where you can fund, connect, & listen to earn. He’s spent five years in the audio industry, and most recently has helped build Bankless DAO's podcast hatchery. Alex's Recommendations  Learn to code in Web3 with Crypto Zombies A16Z Podcast Bankless Podcast Social Links 1. Alex on Twitter 2. Alex's Email: alexander@kickback.fm 3. Callum on Twitter 4. The Web3 Podcast website.
22:57
August 08, 2022
S3E2: Monero and Crypto Anarchism w/ AlexAnarcho of TipXMR
S3E2: Monero and Crypto Anarchism w/ AlexAnarcho of TipXMR
If Web3 itself is controversial, no topic is more controversial than the concept of Crypto-Anarchism. Decentralization and enhanced privacy permit journalists, victims of oppressive regimes and whistleblowers to act without fear of reprisal, but also allow criminals and other bad actors to do the same. In this thought provoking episode, Callum sits down with AlexAnarcho to talk Monero, crypto-anarchy and why we need to adapt the way we think about freedom and technology. About AlexAnarcho Alex is a world-renowned privacy advocate and self-proclaimed 'crypto-anarchist'. He is also the founder of Tip XMR, a platform that allows streamers to accept and display tips in XMR. He is a regular speaker at conferences relating to Monero and Privacy, and is based in Germany. Alex's Recommendations 1. Monero's Website 2. The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto by Timothy C May 3. The Cypherpunk Manifesto 4. Sethforprivacy.com 5. Monero Subreddit 6. Monero.Observor 7. Monero Talk Podcast 8. Monero Community Workgroup 9. MoneroMumble.de (Alex's Podcast - German Language) Social Links 1. Alex on Twitter 2. AlexAnarcho.Live 3. The Web3 Podcast 4. Callum (Host) on Twitter
31:50
July 29, 2022
S3E1: Raising Venture Capital In Web3 w/ Giuseppe Stuto of 186 Ventures
S3E1: Raising Venture Capital In Web3 w/ Giuseppe Stuto of 186 Ventures
#BUILDing in a bear market can be a nerve-wracking time for any founder. In this episode, Giuseppe talks to Callum about what makes a Web3 business investable, how to create a scalable commercial model and why now is the best time to build. About Giuseppe Stuto Giuseppe is a successful entrepreneur, who has recently been responsible for the rise of 186 Ventures. 186 are a venture capital company invested in talented Web3 founders building world-class, fast growing businesses. Giuseppe was raised in Boston, and comes from an Italian immigrant family. Giuseppe's Recommendations 1. It's Not About You by Bob Burg and John David Mann 2. Leverage Twitter Social Links 1. 186 Ventures 2. Giuseppe Stuto on LinkedIn 3. Giuseppe on Twitter 4. 186 Ventures on Twitter 5. Callum on Twitter 6. The Web3 Podcast
33:31
July 24, 2022
S2E10: What It Takes To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Web3 Business w/ Jesse Anglen of Rapid Innovation
S2E10: What It Takes To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Web3 Business w/ Jesse Anglen of Rapid Innovation
It's every Web3 entrepreneur's dream to have a multi-million dollar, 300+ person company and run it all from wherever it is you decide to call home. For this episode's guest, that is reality. Callum talks to Jesse Anglen, Rapid Innovation's very down-to-earth CEO about building a world-beating business, team and culture. About Jesse Anglen Jesse Anglen is the CEO and co-founder of Rapid Innovation, a company that helps Web3 entrepreneurs build MVPs and supports them in going to market. He is an experienced entrepreneur and innovator, who has led Rapid Innovation from five to more than three hundred employees globally. Jesse's Recommendations 1. Hire a Business Coach 2. Read all you can (he recommends Principles by Ray Dalio and The E-Myth by Michael Gerber). 3. Find people running great businesses, and emulate them Social Links 1. Rapid Innovation's Website 2. Jesse's Twitter 3. Jesse's LinkedIn 4. Callum's Twitter (@CallumWooders) 5. The Web3 Podcast
40:54
July 18, 2022
S2E9: Building Web3's Answer To AWS w/ Jonathan Schemoul of Aleph.im
S2E9: Building Web3's Answer To AWS w/ Jonathan Schemoul of Aleph.im
Cloud computing has been instrumental in scaling and deploying ever more complex applications, and allowing them to be accessed anywhere in the world. Centralized cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft and IBM pose a problem for Web3 decentralization. Without a decentralized cloud, how can applications truly be decentralized? This problem is exactly what Jonathan Schemoul and his team at Aleph.im are working on. About Jonathan Schemoul Jonathan Schemoul is the CEO and founder of Aleph, a cross-blockchain layer-2 network specifically focused on decentralized applications and their related infrastructure (storage, computing servers, security). Their aim is to decentralize and revolutionize the web and the cloud as we know it. Jonathan's Recommendations 1. Study Economics 2. Read Development Patterns Social Links 1. Jonathan on Twitter 2. Aleph's Website 3. Callum's Twitter 4. The Web3 Podcast Website
28:36
July 08, 2022
S2E8: Yield Farming And Liquidity Mining Explained w/ Kamil Jura of Optical.Finance
S2E8: Yield Farming And Liquidity Mining Explained w/ Kamil Jura of Optical.Finance
Decentralized Finance, or 'DeFi', is one of the most interesting facets of Web3 -- and arguably the most disruptive. In this episode, Kamil and Callum run through some core DeFi concepts, and how Kamil bet his wedding savings on crypto... and won big. About Kamil Jura Kamil is the founder of Optical.Finance, a DeFi tracking and discovery platform that helps users monitor their portfolios and discover new yields. Kamil's Recommendations 1. Finematic's YouTube Channel 2. 'Millionaire Fast Lane' by MJ De Marco Social Links 1. Kamil on Twitter 2. Optical.Finance on Twitter 3. Optical.Finance Website 4. The Web3 Podcast Website 5. Callum's Twitter
20:00
June 30, 2022
S2E7: Adventures in the Meme Economy w/ Prez Thomas of Dank Bank
S2E7: Adventures in the Meme Economy w/ Prez Thomas of Dank Bank
What do Success Kid, Bad Luck Brian and Tips Fedora have in common? Well, other than being iconic memes, they are also part of Dank Bank's portfolio. On this episode, Callum and Dank Bank's founder, Prez Thomas, explore the growing 'meme economy'. Disclaimer: it gets weird. About Prez Thomas Prez is the co-founder at Dank Bank, a platform that allows users to buy fractional ownership of iconic memes. They have recently raised a multi-millionaire dollar seed round, and are actively acquiring the rights to many of the internet sensations that we know and love. Prez's Recommendations Find his co-founder's Twitter, and follow everyone that they do. You can do that by clicking here. Social Links 1. Dank Bank's Website 2. Prez on Twitter 3. Dank Bank's Twitter 4. Dank Bank's Discord 5. Callum's Twitter 6. The Web3 Podcast Website
23:11
June 23, 2022
S2E6: The World's First B2B Liquid Staking Solution w/ Simon Furlong of Geode
S2E6: The World's First B2B Liquid Staking Solution w/ Simon Furlong of Geode
If you're familiar with liquid staking, you probably imagine a bunch of individual retail investors pooling their tokens and earning some flexible yield. In this episode, we welcome Simon Furlong (@0xOranges). Simon tells us how his company, Geode, is allowing DAOs to utilise liquid staking on a truly industrial scale. About Simon Furlong Simon Furlong is the founder of Geode; the world's first B2B Liquid Staking solution. Before jumping into Web3 full-time, Simon had a successful career in traditional finance in the City of London, UK. Simon's Recommendations 1. Learn economics 2. Listen to weekly round-up Web3 podcasts Social Links 1. Geode Website 2. Simon's Twitter 3. Geode on Twitter 4. Callum's Twitter 5. The Web3 Podcast.xyz
27:60
June 16, 2022
S2E5: Can We Keep Web3 Inclusive? w/ Lauren Ingram of Women of Web3
S2E5: Can We Keep Web3 Inclusive? w/ Lauren Ingram of Women of Web3
If you follow Web3 influencers on Twitter, you know our community is very proud to refer to itself as 'the nice corner of the internet'. On this episode, Lauren and Callum discuss how we can we truly make Web3 a truly nicer, more inclusive place to be. To join us (for free) at the AI Waves Web3 webinar on 8th June 2022 at 3pm BST, you can register here. About Lauren Ingram Lauren is a marketing and communications expert, who runs the Women of Web3 initiative — a community aiming to connect Women with the new iteration of the internet. In a past life, she led Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness programme for EMEA, and has been featured in The Guardian, TechCrunch, VICE and the DRUM, amongst others. She also runs the Women of Web3 Podcast. Lauren's Recommendations 1. Randi Zuckerberg's Videos 2. Women of Web3 Website Social Links 1. Lauren on Twitter 2. Women of Web3 on Twitter 3. Callum's Twitter 4. The Web3 Podcast Website
21:43
June 07, 2022
S2E4: Building In The Solana Ecosystem w/ Andrea Baglioni of the Solana Foundation
S2E4: Building In The Solana Ecosystem w/ Andrea Baglioni of the Solana Foundation
Nicknamed 'the Ethereum killer', the Solana blockchain has become world renowned for its low-cost, speed and scalability. On this episode, we welcome Andrea Baglioni to the show. Andrea and Callum discuss the Solana ecosystem, the foundation and what makes it so attractive to developers. To join us (for free) at the AI Waves Web3 webinar on 8th June 2022 at 3pm BST, you can register here. About Andrea Baglioni Raised in Italy and the UK, Andrea studied at Princeton University before going on to join scale-ups Square and Algolia. He recently joined Solana to head up strategy at the Solana Foundation, a non-profit that distributes grants and incentivises projects build on the Solana blockchain. Andrea's Recommendations 1. The Solana Foundation 2. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer 3. Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg Social Links 1. Andrea's Twitter 2. The Web3 Podcast Website 3. Callum's Twitter
28:49
May 31, 2022
S2E3: How To Start A DAO w/ Yury Lifshits of Superdao
S2E3: How To Start A DAO w/ Yury Lifshits of Superdao
When I heard a future guest refer to Yury as the 'King of DAOs', I knew I had to get him on the show. In this episode, Yury and I talk about how (and why) you should spin up a DAO, why DAOs hold the potential to revolutionise funding for new businesses, and how new DAO founders can go about marketing and recruiting talent. About Yury Lifshits Yury Lifshits is a serial entrepreneur, and is currently the CEO and Founder of Sperdaou - a platform that allows you to start a DAO in a matter of seconds. He is a graduate of AllianceDAO and has previously taken a business through YCombinator. Yury's Recommendations 1. This podcast! 2. Superdao's Playbook 3. History of Ethereum Social Channels 1. Yury's Twitter 2. Yury's LinkedIn 3. Superdao's Twitter 4. Callum's Twitter
28:13
May 24, 2022
S2E2: Learn-to-Earn In Web3 w/ Lef Laliotis of Swollet
S2E2: Learn-to-Earn In Web3 w/ Lef Laliotis of Swollet
Imagine being paid for learning a new skill. Well, that is reality in Web3, at least according to our incredible guest Eleftherios Laliotis. In this episode, Lef and Callum discuss the 'learn-to-earn' landscape, discuss comparisons across the ecosystem and take a look into the future About Lef Laliotis Lef is a entrepreneur and founder, currently building Swollet. A learn-to-earn platform teaching Millennials and Gen Zs about investing. Lef has had a stunning career spanning TradFi companies like StateStreet and iShares. Lef's Recommendations  Immersion Den Social Links Lef's LinkedIn Lef's Twitter Callum's Twitter The Web3 Podcast
18:50
May 19, 2022
S2E1: Freelancing in Web3 w/ Dappa Dan of DeveloperDAO
S2E1: Freelancing in Web3 w/ Dappa Dan of DeveloperDAO
For the first episode of Season 2, we answer a question that many of our listeners have been asking: 'is it possible to freelance in Web3?' To answer this question, I'm delighted to welcome DAO technical writer, Twitter personality and all-round good guy @DappaDanDev. Dan shares his own experience of freelancing in Web3, what it takes to get started in technical writing and why the space is so hungry for talent. Dan's Recommendations Hashnode DeveloperDAO Mirror Social Links DappaDan's Twitter Callum's Twitter The Web3 Podcast 
25:54
May 11, 2022
S1E10: Why Content Creators Will Win in Web3 w/ Matthias Naglschmid
S1E10: Why Content Creators Will Win in Web3 w/ Matthias Naglschmid
Artists, Musicians, Comedians, Vloggers. If there is one group of people Web3 is going to benefit the most, the smart money would be on content creators. In this fascinating episode, Callum catches up with publisher and thought leader Matthias Naglschmid to talk about what Web3 means for content creators, and how they can benefit from decentralization. About Matthias Naglschmid Matthias started his career in traditional publishing and print, providing editorial oversight, technical work and ghostwriting services. He now runs ARTIFICiAL, an upcoming NFT Magazine. Matthias' Recommendations 1. Building Ethereum Dapps by Roberto Infante 2. The Art of Memory by Francis Yeats 3. The Story Solution by Eric Edson Social Links 1. Matthias' Twitter 4. The Web3 Podcast 5. Callum's Twitter
28:15
May 09, 2022
S1E9: A Tour Around The NEAR Ecosystem w/ David Morrison of the NEAR Foundation
S1E9: A Tour Around The NEAR Ecosystem w/ David Morrison of the NEAR Foundation
The NEAR ecosystem is flourishing, and growing numbers of developers are choosing to build decentralized applications on the NEAR protocol. In this episode, Callum catches up with David Morrison of the NEAR Foundation. David explains the advantages of NEAR, the purpose of the foundation and core Web3 concepts like protocols and sharding. About David Morrison David is a Community Manager at the NEAR Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to teach others about the NEAR ecosystem and encourage participation in it. David's Recommendations 1. Ten Percent Happier by Dan Harris 2. Punk6529's Twitter Social Links 1. David's Twitter 2. David's LinkedIn 3. The NEAR Foundation 4. The Web3 Podcast 5. Callum's Twitter
20:39
May 03, 2022
S1E8: Decentralizing the Cloud w/ Keyvan Sadeghi and Ehsan Shariati of Functionland
S1E8: Decentralizing the Cloud w/ Keyvan Sadeghi and Ehsan Shariati of Functionland
True decentralization requires decentralized infrastructure. For this episode of The Web3 Podcast, we talk to two Keyvan Sadeghi and Ehsan Shariati; two founders who have taken up the challenge of building 'free forever' decentralized cloud storage with their new start-up, Functionland. About Keyvan Sadeghi and Ehsan Shariati Keyvan and Ehsan are the CEO and CTO of Functionland respectively, a start-up building the world's first decentralized cloud. Unusually for a Web3 venture, their product contains a hardware element - 'Box' - which recently became one of the highest ranked Indiegogo products of all time. Having attracted investment from some of the biggest names in the Web3 space, Keyvan and Ehsan are now taking their vision to market. Keyvan and Ehsan's Recommendations 1. Read about the History of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 2. Listen to podcasts. Like this one! Social Links 1. Keyvan's Twitter 2. Ehsan's Twitter 3. Keyvan's LinkedIn 4. Ehsan's LinkedIn 5. Indiegogo Campaign (Box: First Free-Forever Cloud Storage) 6. Functionlanders Telegram Group 7. Functionland's Twitter 8. The Web3 Podcast 9. Callum's Twitter
26:55
April 27, 2022
S1E7: How Blockchain Entered The Mainstream w/ Jacek Artymiak of Certograph
S1E7: How Blockchain Entered The Mainstream w/ Jacek Artymiak of Certograph
One of the common criticisms of Web3 is that new technologies like blockchains, smart contracts and NFTs have no real world applications. In this episode, Jacek gives us a dozen reasons why this way of thinking is so wrong. Tune in to find out why. About Jacek Artymiak Jacek is the founder of Certograph, a digital ID and crypto consultancy helping my clients move into the smart contracts and NFT space. Jack started out as an IT consultant in the e-commerce, media, and financial services space. He served as the Development Lead for the entity responsible for delivering the Open Banking Framework in the UK. He got interested in smart contract development in 2018 and started offering consultancy services in the crypto space in 2020. He is currently building a business-oriented NFT project and a digital identity framework for financial institutions interested in transacting over blockchain. Jacek's Recommendations 1. The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris 2. Eat The Blocks 3. Positioning by Jack Trout and Al Ries Social Links 1. Jacek's Twitter 2. Jacek's LinkedIn 3. Certograph on LinkedIn 4. Callum's Twitter 5. The Web3 Podcast
27:33
April 20, 2022
S1E6: Blockchain and The Future of Privacy w/ Waldemar Scherer of Integritee
S1E6: Blockchain and The Future of Privacy w/ Waldemar Scherer of Integritee
For episode 6 of The Web3 Podcast, we sit down with Integritee's CEO and founder, Waldemar Scherer. Waldemar explains what a blockchain is, how organisations can harness the power of the blockchain to securely process sensitive data, and how he is solving what Vitalik Buterin called the 'Blockchain Trilemma', by ensuring scalability, interoperability and confidentiality. About Waldemar Scherer Waldemar is the CEO and co-founder of Integritee, a Blockchain startup built on Polkadot that seeks to provide the most scalable public blockchain solution for securely processing sensitive business or personal data. Waldemar began his Web3 journey at Ernst&Young in 2017, where he was able to build an innovation team to deal with Blockchain and distributed-ledger technology (DLT), to help customers digitalise their processes by using Blockchain technology as an infrastructure layer. He went on to establish EY's Blockchain footprint in Switzerland, going so far as to place a Bitcoin ATM in the lobby of EY's Swiss offices. After leaving EY, he became a co-founder and Head of Enterprise Blockchain at Swisscom, where he built blockchain solutions and services for internationally renowned companies in the finance, insurance and pharma industries, and also helped dozens of startups to enter the crypto and blockchain world.  At the beginning of last year, he joined the Journey of SubstraTEE with Alain as Developer and we founded together Integritee in April 2021. Waldemar's Recommendations 1. 'Never Split The Difference' by Chris Voss 2. 'Winning' by Jack Welch 3. 'The Prince' by Nicole Machiavelli Social Links 1. Integritee's Website 2. Integritee's Twitter 3. Waldemar's LinkedIn 4....my Twitter: @CallumWooders 5....my Website: theweb3podcast.xyz
21:02
April 14, 2022
S1E5: WTF is a DAO? w/ Nelson Jordan of DAOMasters and Closer
S1E5: WTF is a DAO? w/ Nelson Jordan of DAOMasters and Closer
One of the most recognisable facets of Web3 are Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or 'DAOs' for short. In this episode, Nelson Jordan of DAOMasters walks us through what a DAO is, how they are structured and why they are going to change the world. About Nelson Jordan Nelson Jordan is part of the senior leadership team of DAOMasters. He is also the co-founder of Closer, a DAO tooling start-up. Previously, he was the Head of Marketing at Obodo and has has held senior marketing positions at a number of other businesses. Nelson's Recommendations 1. @ChaseChapman on Twitter 2. David Phelps on Twitter 3. OdysseyDAO 4. KlimaDAO 5. CabinDAO 6. ForefrontDAO Social Links 1. Nelson's Twitter: @nelsontjordan 2. DAOMasters: www.daomasters.xyz 3. Closer: https://trycloser.app 4....my Twitter: @CallumWooders 5....my Website: theweb3podcast.xyz
25:04
April 12, 2022
S1E4: Welcome to the Metaverse w/ Jimmie Tyrrell of Subpixel
S1E4: Welcome to the Metaverse w/ Jimmie Tyrrell of Subpixel
For our first dive into the Metaverse, who better to speak to than Jimmie Tyrrell? On this episode, we define what the Metaverse is, where the idea came from, how it has evolved, and what it might look like in the future. Oh, and we also speak about him getting mugged by a band of virtual children. About Jimmie Tyrrell Jimmie has been a game developer since he was 14. After spending 5 years at Disney Interactive, he went on to set up an HR Tech company (Reflektive) in 2014. In 2020, he set up a game studio called Subpixel, where he is working on a number of MMO and Metaverse projects. Jimmie lives in San Francisco, USA. Jimmie's Recommendations 1. Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson 2. The Infinite Machine by Camila Russo 3. The Spacial Web by Gabriel René 4. Matthew Ball’s blog (the Metaverse Primer) Social Links Jimmie Tyrrell: @jimmieverse Nfinity: Nfinity.space Subpixel: subpixel.net ....my Twitter: @CallumWooders ...my Website: theweb3podcast.xyz
27:09
April 05, 2022
S1E3: What is an NFT? w/ Jordan Gray of Codame and AstroDAO
S1E3: What is an NFT? w/ Jordan Gray of Codame and AstroDAO
For this episode, we're ecstatic to welcome Jordan Gray of Codame and AstroDAO. Jordan and I talk about NFTs -- what they are, and what their past, present and future applications are. About Jordan Gray Jordan is a serial founder and the mastermind behind Codame, a non-profit that married technology with art. He is also the man behind AstroDAO, a platform for launching Decentralised Autonomous Organisations. Jordan's Recommendations 1. Mintbase 2. NEAR Week Social Links Jordan's Twitter: @starpause ...my Twitter: @CallumWooders ...and our website: www.theweb3podcast.xyz
22:09
April 01, 2022
S1E2: Crypto - Past, Present and Future w/ Murat Akdeniz of Blocknative
S1E2: Crypto - Past, Present and Future w/ Murat Akdeniz of Blocknative
For this episode, we're very happy to welcome Murat Akdeniz of Blocknative. Murat will be telling us about the ins and outs of crypto, and all of its applications. About Murat Akdeniz Murat is an incredibly experienced founder and product leader. He is currently heading up product at a Web3 start-up, Blocknative. He has been in crypto in over a decade, and even founded the first social wallet on Ethereum.   Murat's Recommendations 1. Animal Farm by George Orwell 2. NEAR Week Social Links Murat's Twitter: @MuratLite ...my Twitter: @CallumWooders ...and our website: www.theweb3podcast.xyz
27:40
April 01, 2022
S1E1: Investing in Web3 w/ Hadley Harris of ENIAC Ventures
S1E1: Investing in Web3 w/ Hadley Harris of ENIAC Ventures
For the first episode of The Web3 Podcast, we are delighted to welcome Hadley Harris of ENIAC Ventures. On this episode, we define what Web3 is, discuss the Web3 landscape from an investment perspective, and shine a light on the ongoing evolution of the space. About Hadley Harris Hadley is a successful venture capitalist, entrepreneur and Twitter personality. As a founding partner of ENIAC Ventures, he has been a seed-stage investor to 11 unicorns. In recent years, ENIAC have invested in a number of Web3 start-ups, including Genopets, ESports One and Rarify.   Early in his career, Hadley worked at Pegasystems, Microsoft and Samsung, before joining the founders of Vlingo to run a several aspects of the business across product, strategy, and marketing until it was sold to Nuance for $225M. He rolled his experience building a successful startup into Thumb, where as CBO he helped the real-time recommendation app reach user engagement levels second only to Facebook before being acquired. Hadley grew up in downtown Boston, and now lives in New York City with his wife and son. Hadley's Recommendations  1. Andreeson Horowitz - Crypto Startup School  2. Whiteboard Crypto 3. ...leverage mentors! Social Links Hadley Harris: @Hadley  ENIAC Ventures on Twitter: @ENIACVentures ENIAC Ventures: Website ....my Twitter: @CallumWooders ...my Website: theweb3podcast.xyz
21:31
April 01, 2022