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The Internet 3.0

Zach Valenti & Blockstack PBC

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The Internet: the most impactful invention of modern human history. It has transformed the way that we talk with each other, do business, educate and learn - even the way we think. But how did we get here? What were the choices, the experiments, and, yes, even the moments of blind luck that created the Internet we use today? And, more importantly, who are the innovators and disruptors that are building what we will use next? Hosted by podcast personality Zach Valenti with guest hosts Ryan Sh ...
 
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Muneeb Ali, Co-Founder and CEO of Blockstack PBC, connects with Matt Luongo, Founder at Fold and Keep. Matt describes how his journey to buy a home eventually led to the projects he's working on now and how the developer communities surrounding Ethereum and Bitcoin have influenced the broader crypto ecosystem. They dive into what is driving the int…
 
For the latest Stacks podcast, Patrick Stanley — Founder of Freehold, the newest addition to the Stacks ecosystem — chatted with Amanda Cassatt, advisor and former CMO of ConsenSys.Cassatt joined ConsenSys during Ethereum's crucial growth period from 2016 to 2018, when she created, grew, and managed the company’s marketing function. Now she works w…
 
Camila Russo, author of the 'The Infinite Machine' and the Defiant Newsletter, joins host Patrick Stanley, CEO at Freehold. They take on recent events in DeFi, discuss how permissionless finance is growing, and the ways different projects incentivize users. Later in the show, they discuss how tokens can be a tool for founders and community leaders …
 
Blockstack PBC’s Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, is joined by Dan Romero (Coinbase). They discuss the ways crypto has tried to appeal to users over the years and explore reasons why adoption has tended toward financial products, despite a multitude of exciting and likely profitable possibilities enabled by blockchains and decentralized infrastruct…
 
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, is joined by Dr. Uri Klarman, Founder & CEO at Bloxroute for deep dive on the intricacies of blockchain scalability that proves interesting for technical and non-technical folks alike. The conversation covers staples like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others, taking a look at how the specific problems each…
 
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth reconnects with Jeremy Welch to talk about the future of Bitcoin, one they agree is boring...in a good way. Jeremy reflects on his learnings from the early days of working in the space and connecting with the Blockstack team as a starting point for pointing out just how resilient Bitcoin has repeatedly proven to be. …
 
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth talks to Brittany Kaiser, Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, and the subject of Netflix's 'The Great Hack' documentary, for a thorough exploration of how companies are leveraging data to influence people and consolidate power. Brittany leverages her incredible expertise and unique…
 
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley chats with Adam B. Levine of Coindesk and Tokenly for a brief look back and how far crypto and Bitcoin have come in just a few years while reflecting on Adam's previous projects and plans. They discuss what ideas have yet to be tried and others that have, but deserve another chance. Going further, th…
 
Patrick Stanley, Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth sits down with Zac Prince, Co-founder and CEO of BlockFi for a deep dive into the places where traditional banking and crypto are colliding and merging. BlockFi is aiming to make crypto more accessible to institutions and individuals, while also bringing the value of crypto to more traditional users …
 
Sean Li, Cofounder and CEO of Magic, chats with Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, about how Web 3.0 can prosper if we provide developers the right tools to enable smooth experiences powered by new business models. Drawing on Sean's experience at Docker, they chat through some of key considerations and design decisions that led to Ma…
 
In this episode, Michael Anderson of Framework Ventures joins Patrick Stanley of Blockstack PBC to discuss how investing in open protocols is a unique challenge and how Framework has adjusted the typical VC model to account for it. Later, they get into how staking and similar action are being used as a mechanism to bootstrap network growth and how …
 
In this episode, host Patrick Stanley of Blockstack PBC and Founder and CEO of Roll (tryroll.com), explore the underlying concepts of 'social money economies'. The Roll network allows anyone to create 'branded digital tokens unique to your online presence' making it possible for you to 'own, control and coordinate the value you create'. Throughout …
 
In this episode, Blockstack Co-founder Muneeb Ali is joined by Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital. Together, they start by tackling the question, 'what is crypto good for?' and then move on to discuss the Web 3.0 Stack, if Ethereum can evolve, DeFi vs. centralized finance, the polarization of exchanges, native chain intercommunication, Bitcoin finali…
 
In this episode, Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, talks with Joel Monegro of Placeholder VC. They cover the evolution of an investment thesis through the lens of Joel's history at USV and now at Placeholder, and then dive deep into how they think business models will evolve with crypto and the concept of user-staking driving them. …
 
In this episode, Blockstack's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley talks with Leigh Cuen from Coindesk about the ongoing impact of coronavirus, navigating the media world of crypto, what Bitcoin's community might teach us about memes, and how seeking truth and being willing to learn in public lead to positive outcomes. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
In this episode, Patrick Stanley of the Blockstack PBC Growth team chats down with Dani Grant to chat about the ways they think users will interact with crypto in the future, what trust means, how brands fulfill (or don't fulfill) their promises, data privacy and portability, crypto use cases they're excited about. See omnystudio.com/listener for p…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Preethi Kasireddy - self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur and founder of TruStory - and Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack PBC. The two discuss Preethi’s journey of bringing TruStory to life, the regulatory challenges for crypto companies, Blockstack’s path to the SEC’s approval of its Stacks Token, and more. 0:02:13…
 
This episode features a conversation between Peter Van Valkenburgh - Director of Research at Coin Center, the leading non-profit focused on the policy issues facing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin - and Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack PBC. Peter and Muneeb discuss Coin Center’s mission and recent work, Facebook’s Libra Coin, the case for a true electro…
 
Hi there and welcome to the Stacks Podcast, I’m Zach Valenti. Today, we have a conversation between Jameson Lopp - former Bitcoin engineer, professional cypherpunk, and CTO at the key security company, Casa - and Muneeb Ali, the CEO of Blockstack PBC. Jameson and Muneeb cover a lot of ground here, starting with mining Bitcoin at home, moving on to …
 
Today’s episode features a discussion between Nic Carter, partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder of the blockchain analytics platform, Coin Metrics, Jude Nelson, an Engineering Partner at Blockstack, and Patrick Stanley, Blockstack’s Head of Growth. The three dig into the opportunities and challenges of crypto - in particular the problem …
 
Today’s episode features a conversation between Santi Siri - Founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, the Y Combinator-backed non-profit enabling token-based community participation - and Patrick Stanley, Blockstack’s Head of Growth. Together, they explore the concept of democracy, the decline of nation-states, and the potential of open-source protoc…
 
Today’s episode features a conversation between the legendary author and investor, George Gilder, along with entrepreneur and investor Erik Torenberg, and Blockstack’s Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley. The three dive into George’s wide-ranging perspective on economics, information theory, and how how they relate to the world of cryptocurrency - idea…
 
Today’s episode features a conversation between Ari Paul - the cryptocurrency investor and co-founder of BlockTower Capital who also serves as its Chief Investment Officer - and Muneeb Ali, co-founder & CEO of Blockstack PBC. Ari and Muneeb cover a variety of crypto developments from both a Political Science and Distributed Systems Engineering pers…
 
Today’s episode features an interview between Meltem Demirors - cryptocurrency investor, advisor, advocate, and Chief Strategy Officer of the digital asset management firm, CoinShares - and Patrick Stanley, Head of Growth at Blockstack PBC. The two discuss all things staking and governance. They talk about various protocols implementing staking, re…
 
Bram Cohen - creator of BitTorrent and co-founder of Chia - wants to build a better Bitcoin and make the crypto ecosystem a cleaner, greener place. The peer-to-peer tech pioneer has a provocative perspective on the current crypto community, blockchain generally, and what needs to change. We explore what inspires him as an inventor, an early citizen…
 
After his key contributions to the development of both Netscape and Mozilla Firefox, Brendan is now focused on improving the ecosystem of the Internet with his new company and browser, Brave. We explore the somewhat Darwinian evolution of web advertising and how we might be able to set new standards that benefit users, advertisers, and publishers a…
 
Albert Wenger - managing partner at Union Square Ventures - takes a bird’s-eye view on the Internet and how it’s changing our world. We compare and contrast the traditional Internet’s pioneer days in the early ‘90s to today’s blockchain boom, as well as exploring the ideas in his book “World After Captial.” What does the impending Knowledge Age loo…
 
The Internet: the most impactful invention of modern human history. It has transformed the way that we talk with each other, do business, educate and learn - even the way we think. But how did we get here? What were the choices, the experiments, and, yes, even the moments of blind luck that created the Internet we use today? And, more importantly, …
 
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