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Today at Embr

Today at Embr

By BrightSpark
Today at Embr is a weekly series about what it’s really like to launch a Web3-enabled Startup. Co-hosted by Jason Dominique and Robb Vallozzi, this podcast is a discussion between industry leaders in both blockchain and technology, our team, and community developers. If you are interested in appearing on the show please email robb@embr.org.
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E25: Today at Embr Live
In this week's episode, Jason and Robb dive into the current conversations about a post-Luna era and a potential "Crypto Winter". What does it mean for projects to be "successful" in this type of landscape? What does it take to navigate this sector moving forward? Robb breaks down how legacy payment solutions exist today, while Jason highlights just how ripe the space is for disruption and innovation. Jason and Robb get into detail about how they think Web3 is a standout sector that proves how Embr can be extremely impactful while driving sustainable revenue models. They also discuss the space's challenges with turning "physical assets" into digital currency and how Embr is perfectly positioned to capitalize on broader market trends. This and much more on this week's Today at Embr!
49:29
May 25, 2022
E24: The Global Income Coin Interview
In this week's episode, Jason and Robb are joined by Global Income Coin co-founders, CEO Jeff Milewski and CTO Garm Lucassen. Global Income Coin is a blockchain-powered philanthropic endeavor with an emphasis on creating a sustainable Universal Basic Income for all human beings on Earth. The hosts dive into the backgrounds of the GIC founders and how such an idea came to fruition. Jason digs deep, asking how they intend to use the crypto space, normally associated with speculative investing, as a means to provide a universal basic income for the most underserved communities on the planet. Robb then pivots the discussion to the tokenomics of $GLO, the cryptocurrency underpinning the Global Income Coin project. How are tokenomics considered, especially in such a volatile time in the markets? Robb and Jason also break down what their messaging strategy is and how GIC will break through the noise in a saturated sector.Hear Garm and Jeff answer the hosts' questions and much more!
43:06
May 17, 2022
E23: The Animal Concerts Interview
This week's episode is packed with guests! Animal Concert's CEO Colin Fitzpatrick and CMO SamK join Jason and Robb for a candid and fascinating interview. In this episode we learn about the origin and inspiration for the name Animal Concerts. Colin and Sam give the audience a better understanding of their backgrounds and explain how they made the transition into the crypto space. They look back on their process going from ideation to launch and we learn how they came up with such a novel and unique concept. They also discuss their plans for the future, the integration with Embr, and much more.
41:56
May 11, 2022
E22: Today at Embr Live
In this week's episode, Jason and Robb once again discuss various topics. Robb argues how cryptocurrency is spreading into all aspects of life, including Real Estate, an investment market known for its low volatility. They discuss whether this is a good idea and what implications this has for both markets. They also dive into the record rate of cryptocurrency adoption in developing nations and its broader implications. To end this episode, Jason and Robb share their thoughts on Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, give a quick product update about Embr, and answer questions from the community.
55:56
April 30, 2022
E21: Jamal Raees, Head of Crypto Strategy at Wyre
Coming off the heels of Bitcoin 2022 in Miami, and the massive announcement of Bolt acquiring Wyre for 1.5 billion. Jason and Robb interview Jamal Raees, Head of crypto strategy at wyre, and use this week's episode to discuss the before mentioned topics and more! Including Wyre's future plans in regards to what Blockchains, products, and features they intend on developing in the future. What does this mean for Web3 and how do these developments relate the Wyre's partnership with Embr.
41:16
April 18, 2022
E20: Live from Bitcoin2022 in Miami
This week, the Co-CEO of Embr, Jason Dominique, takes the reigns as host and interviews Robb as he is attending the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, the largest crypto conference in the world. They discuss the biggest aspects of the event, its impact on mainstream media, and the next technology driving the sector, with a heavy focus on Web3. Jason and Robb also talk about the importance of the green initiative and the caliber of companies, local governments, and organizations herein involved. Finally, Robb tells us about him meeting our partners face to face and emphasizes on the importance of relationships in the space when everything is done remotely.
33:02
April 11, 2022
E19: Yev Broshevan, CEO of HackenProof
In this episode, Jason and Robb interview Yevheniia Broshevan who is a cybersecurity expert by trade and the CEO of HackenProof & Co-Founder of Hacken. Jason and Robb discuss the current geopolitical landscape with Yev and how Hacken has been able to adapt as a Ukrainian based organization. The importance of decentralized currencies in this type of environment is discussed as well as the importance of security and transparency in general, especially with how it relates to Embr. All these relevant topics and a wide variety of other topics Jason and Robb talk through with Yev make for a compelling episode of Today at Embr.
50:05
April 07, 2022
E18: Live Twitter Spaces Edition
In this week's Live edition of Today at Embr, Jason and Robb talk directly with the community on twitter spaces @joinembr. In this informal discussion, they discuss a wide variety of topics including venture capital funding in the DeFi space, whether being listed on an exchange is necessarily a good thing for a project or not, the pros and cons of exchanges as well as some of Embr's methodology as an organization. Jason & Robb also take a look into the value and past of DeFi from that perspective, and much more.
01:12:56
April 01, 2022
E17: Season 2 Premiere
For the "Season 2 Premiere" Jason and Robb introduce a new format for the show. They also pull back the curtain on the development and technology with an interview with the CTO of Embr: James Hunt. They discuss James' background and experience. They also get into detail breaking down his methodology of engineering and development. James discusses how his background is integral to his position and howthat led to his relationship with Embr's CEO Andrew Cunningham. We also do a live demonstration of Embr Checkout, The Embr Checkout Builder, and how easy it is to integrate into any project regardless of their blockchain and method of conversion. Robb, Jason, and James follow up with a discussion on DeFi and what their strategy is moving forward in a space with uncertainty.
01:03:50
March 18, 2022
E16: TAE Season 1 Finale **STREAMED VIDEO**
Jason and Robb celebrate Today at Embr's successful first season. They flip the format by taking questions from the community first and getting in-depth with the details. They discuss how far they have come with the podcast and the project. They discuss the learning experience they have displayed transparently with the community about the show being a blueprint of taking a project from ideation to launch.
01:00:08
January 27, 2022
E16: TAE Season 1 Finale
Jason and Robb celebrate Today at Embr's successful first season. They flip the format by taking questions from the community first and getting in-depth with the details. They discuss how far they have come with the podcast and the project. They discuss the learning experience they have displayed transparently with the community about the show being a blueprint of taking a project from ideation to launch.
53:32
January 27, 2022
E15: Embr Checkout Live Demo
Join hosts Robb V. and Jason D. as they discuss the upcoming Embr Checkout widget in-depth. The pair then test the functionality of the widget live, and even buy some Safemoon on the spot from the suggestion of a viewer! Delve into all the fine details about Embr Checkout - its vision, the plan behind it, and the intricacies of how it affects Embr token holders.
50:47
January 21, 2022
E14: Ramping up for what’s to come **STREAMED VIDEO**
Jason and Robb discuss the exciting plans for ramping up staff and expanding the team. They discuss what positions they prioritized, why, and how it relates to the roadmap moving forward in 2022. Robb also gives a sneak peek earlier than expected on what Embr's first product entails! Jason breaks down what it means for the companies revenue stream and how they intend to leverage this and all future products to benefit the price of the utility token. To wrap it up, Robb and Jason take an important question from the community.
57:49
January 13, 2022
E14: Ramping up for what’s to come
Jason and Robb discuss the exciting plans for ramping up staff and expanding the team. They discuss what positions they prioritized, why, and how it relates to the roadmap moving forward in 2022. Robb also gives a sneak peek earlier than expected on what Embr's first product entails! Jason breaks down what it means for the companies revenue stream and how they intend to leverage this and all future products to benefit the price of the utility token. To wrap it up, Robb and Jason take an important question from the community.
52:18
January 13, 2022
E13: We’re Bullish About 2022 (and So Should You) **STREAMED VIDEO**
The Embr team celebrates the New Year! To start things off right, Jason and Robb are joined by Andrew Cunningham to discuss the plans and vision for Embr in 2022. They breakdown products in development that are ready for release in Q1 and what it means for Embr. Jason hints at upcoming milestones in the roadmap that have previously never been disclosed. Andrew, Jason, and Robb also debate what it means to be bullish about a project regardless of short-term market conditions. The show is wrapped up with a public insight into the new hierarchical structure internally and what it means for Embr.
54:30
January 06, 2022
E13: We’re Bullish About 2022 (and So Should You)
The Embr team celebrates the New Year! To start things off right, Jason and Robb are joined by Andrew Cunningham to discuss the plans and vision for Embr in 2022. They breakdown products in development that are ready for release in Q1 and what it means for Embr. Jason hints at upcoming milestones in the roadmap that have previously never been disclosed. Andrew, Jason, and Robb also debate what it means to be bullish about a project regardless of short-term market conditions. The show is wrapped up with a public insight into the new hierarchical structure internally and what it means for Embr.
47:21
January 06, 2022
E12: 2021 A Retrospective **STREAMED VIDEO**
This week's episode is a retrospective look at 2021 and the accomplishments of the Embr Project. Hosts Jason and Robb take a contemplative look back on the year and the learning experience of overcoming hurdles in a DeFi space that is yet to be defined. They discuss the inner workings and challenges to launching a project of this magnitude, that have become the inspiration for Embr's deliverables. Jason and Robb also look towards 2022 and what the community can expect moving forward.
01:03:24
December 23, 2021
E12: 2021 A Retrospective
This week's episode is a retrospective look at 2021 and the accomplishments of the Embr Project. Hosts Jason and Robb take a contemplative look back on the year and the learning experience of overcoming hurdles in a DeFi space that is yet to be defined. They discuss the inner workings and challenges to launching a project of this magnitude, that have become the inspiration for Embr's deliverables. Jason and Robb also look towards 2022 and what the community can expect moving forward.
55:19
December 23, 2021
E11: Staking **STREAMED VIDEO**
Join our host Jason his special guest Eli Popovich (Co-founder and Head of Operations of the Embr project) for this week's episode discussing Staking and what it means for token holders and the project as a whole!
41:45
December 16, 2021
E11: Staking
Join our host Jason his special guest Eli Popovich (Co-founder and Head of Operations of the Embr project) for this week's episode discussing Staking and what it means for token holders and the project as a whole!
35:30
December 16, 2021
E10: Revealing Our New Home **STREAMED VIDEO**
This week Jason and Robb celebrate the 10th episode of TAE. They discuss at length the new products in the pipeline for 2022. Robb and Jason also further discuss how the revenue models will affect Embr moving forward, how capital will be spent to benefit the project, and some creative ways to increase market cap for investors while still taking in account philanthropic ideals. In addition, Jason announces a new home for Embr. Robb tries to paint a picture for the greater Embr audience of what "A Gateway to the DeFi World" actually entails. They also break down how the ecosystem is the greater sum of its parts, disparaging rumours that Embrs product roadmap will be segmented in any way.
01:10:50
December 09, 2021
E10: Revealing Our New Home
This week Jason and Robb celebrate the 10th episode of TAE. They discuss at length the new products in the pipeline for 2022. Robb and Jason also further discuss how the revenue models will affect Embr moving forward, how capital will be spent to benefit the project, and some creative ways to increase market cap for investors while still taking in account philanthropic ideals. In addition, Jason announces a new home for Embr. Robb tries to paint a picture for the greater Embr audience of what "A Gateway to the DeFi World" actually entails. They also break down how the ecosystem is the greater sum of its parts, disparaging rumours that Embrs product roadmap will be segmented in any way.
01:01:57
December 09, 2021
E9: The Power of In-Person and Embr[TBD] **STREAMED VIDEO**
Robb is live from Coral Gables in Miami after attending DeCentral and other Expos involving crypto at Art Basel. Additionally, Jason and Robb discuss how it's insightful being in person and making connections in a space that's been primarily remote because of the pandemic. They also discuss the new product being launched in conjunction with the Embr's newest partner Wyre and what it means for the BSC space.
43:43
December 02, 2021
E9: The Power of In-Person and Embr[TBD]
Robb is live from Coral Gables in Miami after attending DeCentral and other Expos involving crypto at Art Basel. Additionally, Jason and Robb discuss how it's insightful being in person and making connections in a space that's been primarily remote because of the pandemic. They also discuss the new product being launched in conjunction with the Embr's newest partner Wyre and what it means for the BSC space.
40:10
December 02, 2021
E8: IDO Launch Special **STREAMED VIDEO**
Jason and Robb discuss a wide range of topics on the day the $EMBR Token hits the secondary market. They discuss what lessons they've learned, how the team came together, and what the future holds for Embr. Also, Embr announces their partnership with Wyre, a California Startup that provides a wide variety of world-class payment APIs to power the DeFi Space. They discuss what this partnership means for not only Embr but for the Binance Smart Chain space in general. Also how this will relate to the Embr app and will set the bar in accessibility when onboarding new users in this space.
31:14
November 25, 2021
E8: IDO Launch Special
Jason and Robb discuss a wide range of topics on the day the $EMBR Token hits the secondary market. They discuss what lessons they've learned, how the team came together, and what the future holds for Embr. Also, Embr announces their partnership with Wyre, a California Startup that provides a wide variety of world-class payment APIs to power the DeFi Space. They discuss what this partnership means for not only Embr but for the Binance Smart Chain space in general. Also how this will relate to the Embr app and will set the bar in accessibility when onboarding new users in this space.
27:33
November 25, 2021
E7: Liquidity Pools **STREAMED VIDEO**
Join our host Jason his special guest Eli Popovich (Co-founder and Head of Operations of the Embr project) for this week's episode discussing the role of Liquidity Pools in the DeFi space!
50:06
November 18, 2021
E7: Liquidity Pools
Join our host Jason his special guest Eli Popovich (Co-founder and Head of Operations of the Embr project) for this week's episode discussing the role of Liquidity Pools in the DeFi space!
42:34
November 18, 2021
E6: The Importance of Community **STREAMED VIDEO**
Today Jason and Robb discuss the excellent outcome of the Embr Token's first stage of presales. With exceptional results, they discuss the necessity of building a community when launching and for your IDO (Initial Dex/Decentralized exchange Offering). How to nurture that community and build relationships that bring your base from investors to what are essential brand ambassadors. They also discuss how building excitement is paramount to sustaining an impactful and informed community.
56:48
November 11, 2021
E6: The Importance of Community
Today Jason and Robb discuss the excellent outcome of the Embr Token's first stage of presales. With exceptional results, they discuss the necessity of building a community when launching and for your IDO (Initial Dex/Decentralized exchange Offering). How to nurture that community and build relationships that bring your base from investors to what are essential brand ambassadors. They also discuss how building excitement is paramount to sustaining an impactful and informed community.
51:55
November 11, 2021
E5: Crypto Regulations
Join our hosts, Jason and Robb for this week's episode discussing all things DeFi! They'll break down the pros and cons of decentralized finance.. In addition they discuss how Embr has been preparing themselves in anticipation of looming pressures from regulators while also providing an analysis into what it takes to operate within such sectors. Additionally they cover proactive measures that can be taken by companies seeking access or participation within these industries so as not to get caught off guard when regulatory changes come about.
47:28
November 04, 2021
E4: CeDeFi and IDO
This week at TAE, Jason and Robb are joined by their special guest Andrew Cunningham CEO of the Embr Project! The guys talk about all things crypto including what they feel is "the next big thing" in this space: CeDeFi. They also get into detail about why Embr is a potential leader for this new niche market with how they're already potentially ahead of other competitors. They also speak about how this new niche market could shape up to become an integral part of the crypto space, and how the internal development of their proprietary technology leads the way for other projects to be launched on their IDO Launchpad.
58:07
October 28, 2021
E3: Audits and Whitepapers
After last week's conversation on tokenomics, Jason and Robb go over Audits in the world of Blockchain and why it's important for the team to have well-secured smart contracts. They explain what Audits cover and the necessity of upholding the highest industry standards beyond the security components. Also, expect to hear a discussion around Whitepapers; specifically how this shouldn't be used as marketing material but as an in-depth technical blueprint of the entire project. 
50:10
October 21, 2021
E2: Tokenomics
After last week's conversation on smart contracts, Jason and Robb go over why token economics are the building blocks of a sustainable project. They go through the EMBR token's entire tokenomics including distribution and allocations for the different wallets. Also, expect to hear about how a well-thought-out brand strategy can set your project apart from the sea of similitude and play a key role beyond just marketing.
01:07:26
October 14, 2021
E1: A conversation on smart contracts
In this first conversation of a series, Jason and Robb discuss why the team at Kindling decided to launch Embr and how they believe they can empower the next generation of makers, creators & innovators. Also, expect to hear about the role smart contracts play in a blockchain-powered startup and how a well-planned brand strategy can help promote the right message. Our hosts end this first episode on some questions from the community and give a brief preview of next week's agenda; tokenomics.
50:43
October 07, 2021
Today at Embr, an introduction
Robb Vallozzi introduces Today at Embr, a new weekly series on what it's really like to launch a  blockchain-powered Startup. Co-hosted by Jason Dominique and Robb Vallozzi, this podcast is a discussion between industry leaders in both blockchain and technology, our team, and community developers. 
00:39
October 05, 2021