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151: SKALE Labs with Jack O'Holleran

Jack O'Holleran is the Co-Founder and CEO at SKALE Labs.

SKALE is an Ethereum-compatible network with a leaderless consensus designed to run on an uncapped number of independent nodes, each of which will be providing resources to multiple high performance decentralized elastic blockchains.




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A lot has changed since Alexander Blum bought his first Bitcoin for $9 in 2012. Alex has been professionally involved with the industry ever since. He previously founded digital investment group Atomic Capital, worked as a technology advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The World Economic Forum, and served as an economic development specialist for the Peace Corps. He is also a Fellow at the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies and Chair of the Nexus Global Lab on Blockchain and Systems Change.

Two Prime is a digital assets investment firm specialized in bitcoin and ethereum. By bringing traditional economic theory and financial strategy to the crypto space, Two Prime is uniquely positioned to hedge against risk and volatility and deliver successful financial outcomes to their clients. They are the trusted investment partner to high net-worth individuals, family offices, institutions, and corporate treasuries seeking intelligent exposure to digital assets.

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Cameron Hejazi is the CEO of Cent. Cameron explains how Cent is utilizing Polygon to minimize the energy requirements for a more sustainable blockchain minting solution of their NFTs. He also helps host Ethan understand the power of NFTs and some cool uses that are yet to be fully realized.
 
Cent is a platform that provides the tools to create, curate, and collaborate for a living through the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). They're building a digital economy based on ownership, community, and identity. Polygon is a protocol and framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks. Cent has been using Polygon to sustainably mint NFTs and also reduce the environmental impact of minting and trading on the blockchain by almost 99%.
 
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Dr. Kruse is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Age Management Medicine Group.  He has helped pioneer a totally new medical field - Quantum Mitochondrial Health. Building on his deep medical expertise, he has also built a vibrant community while being a bitcoin maximalist; he is dedicated to helping people build critical thinking skills. He continues to challenge our currently implemented systems and look for more feasible solutions to benefit everyone.

In this episode Dr. Kruse joins host Ethan for a look into how Decentralized finance and healthcare can help us live better lives. Some more topics covered in this episode:

  • How to Optimize Time, Health & Wealth
  • Building Wealth now to Compound & Take Care of Your Health in the Future
  • How the Thermodynamics of Currencies & the
  • Thermodynamics of Your Cellular Biology Are Related

 

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Jack Ottman is Chief Operating Officer at Minds. Jack is welcomed back for a look into recent updates on the Minds social network platform. 

 

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Dan Edlebeck is Co-founder and CEO of Exidio, Sentinel’s development arm. He joins host Ethan for an informative episode concerning the need for decentralized virtual private networks, or dVPNs. With recent hacks into centralized VPNs, this development comes at a crucial time for internet freedom. Dan outlines how they are building on the Cosmos blockchain and how individuals can get involved and even be rewarded for their efforts as a node and/or validator. 

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Steve and Ethan look back at the last five years of the podcast. 
Other topics include: the switch to Ethereum 2.0, staking, Elon Musk’s tweets, committing to crypto, and what we’re looking forward to in the near future.





Nick Saponaro is an entrepreneur, crypto enthusiast, and keynote speaker who is passionate about helping Crypto achieve its vision to deliver a truly decentralized financial services paradigm that benefits everyone. As Divi’s CIO, he deploys his programming and functional design skills to achieve the company’s core aim; to make crypto easy and drive its mainstream adoption. Media appearances include Cheddar, CNBC, Quartz, Investing.com, Nasdaq.com, and CoinTelegraph.

The Divi Project was established in 2017 to accelerate crypto’s mainstream adoption. Through Divi Labs, the company’s fintech innovation center, the company is developing world-xlcass decentralized solutions that make cryptocurrency faster, more secure, and accessible to people at all levels of technical expertise.

 

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We hosted Jack O’Holleran, SKALE’s CEO back in February of 2019. We discussed Proof of Stake Blockchains and SKALE. A lot has happened at since then.

SKALE is currently going through a big and exciting network upgrade that will bring multichain to Ethereum. 

Jack talks about the Ethereum Ecosystem Development and the role of L2s like SKALE - which is a center of the conversation at the moment. Jack also shares some great advice and information for new crypto and blockchain enthusiasts.





Prabhakar is the Co-Founder of FalconX. He exited his last venture to an Accel Partners portfolio company, prior to joining Accel as an investor. At Accel, one of the largest and most successful VC firms in the world, Prabhakar focused on Blockchain, B2B, and Enterprise SaaS investments. Prabhakar is a serial entrepreneur with over nine years of experience running successful digital media and online video platforms, having scaled his first startup into the top 100 most visited websites in the world within three years of inception, and successfully exited his second startup to BookMyShow, India's largest entertainment platform, prior to joining Accel. An electronics engineer by background, Prabhakar also has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

FalconX is a cryptocurrency financial services company, providing institutions trading, credit, and clearing across all major crypto pairs. Fortune 1000 companies, family offices, and asset managers turn to FalconX as a trusted partner in the cryptocurrency market. FalconX currently services over 250 institutions globally and is backed by leading investors including Accel, American Express, B Capital Group, Coinbase Ventures, Fidelity and Tiger Global. 





William Quigley is co-founder of the first-ever stablecoin and most traded cryptocurrency in the world, Tether. He is also the co-founder of WAX, the world’s leading decentralized NFT ecosystem. NFTs are very popular currently, and have moved  into sports, art, design, and more. William explains to host Ethan how NFTs and the blockchain will completely transform the way we do modern business and collect items in the next 10 years. 

Some other topics in this episode include:

  • Bitcoin predictions for the rest of 2021
  • The adoption of blockchain technology across other industries
  • Cryptocurrency’s market fluctuation  

Aside from co-founding Tether and WAX, William is currently managing director at Magnetic Capital, a top investment and incubation firm that has launched the most innovative businesses in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors under William’s guidance and decades of expertise. Magnetic has funded successful players like OpSkins, Tether, WAX and StrongBlock, and many more, with an estimated $500m in gains across their portfolio over the last decade.