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Learn about bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies as we interview entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the industry in this crypto podcast.

Learn about bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies as we interview entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the industry in this crypto podcast.

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Malaysia

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Learn about bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies as we interview entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the industry in this crypto podcast.

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@coingecko

Language:

English


Episodes

Ganesh Swami, CEO of Covalent Explains Covalent’s Technology - Ep. 27

3/2/2021
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Ganesh Swami, the co-founder and CEO of Covalent. Bobby interviewed Ganesh on the background of Covalent, differences between Covalent and The Graph, his thoughts on ETH 2.0 as well as Covalent’s plans for 2021. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:19] Introduction of Covalent [00:05:46] Users of Covalent [00:11:40] Differences between Covalent and The Graph [00:10:40] Index Data for Layer 1 and Layer 2 solutions [00:18:35] Thoughts...

Duration:00:37:38

Bringing Bitcoin to DeFi with Chris Spadafora, Founder of Badger DAO - Ep. 26

2/23/2021
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Chris Spadafora, founder of Badger DAO. Bobby interviewed Chris on the background of Badger, their products, Sett and Digg, the differences between Digg and Ampleforth, plans to launch tokenized Bitcoin and Badger on other Layer 1 platforms as well as the key partnerships with Badger. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:28] Introduction of Badger DAO [00:03:30] Details on Sett and Digg [00:07:22] Plans for Digg [00:11:57] Opinions on...

Duration:00:39:30

Leo Cheng, Co-Founder at C.R.E.A.M. Finance Explains the Iron Bank in C.R.E.A.M. V2 - Ep. 25

2/4/2021
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Leo Cheng, co-founder at C.R.E.A.M. Finance. Bobby interviewed Leo on the background of C.R.E.A.M., the collaboration between C.R.E.A.M. and Compound, the merge with the Yearn team as well as the Iron Bank in C.R.E.A.M. V2. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:19] Introduction of C.R.E.A.M. [00:04:16] FTX related token on C.R.E.A.M. ecosystem [00:09:11] Thoughts on Polkadot and Serum [00:10:44] Competition for Aave and...

Duration:00:40:50

Building The First Fractional Algorithmic Stablecoin with Sam Kazemian, Founder at FRAX Finance – Ep. 24

1/25/2021
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Sam Kazemian, Founder at FRAX Finance. Bobby interviewed Sam on the background of FRAX, its fractional algorithmic stablecoin, problems with stablecoins, plans to increase FRAX adoption as well as proposed FRAX bond. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:23] Introduction of FRAX [00:04:32] Use of FRAX Share token (FXS) [00:06:30] Idea of fractional algorithmic stablecoin [00:12:22] Thoughts on problems of stablecoins [00:18:19]...

Duration:00:47:51

Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Project Lead at Alpha Finance Explains Alpha Homora V2, Alpha Token, and More – Ep. 23

12/16/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Project Lead at Alpha Finance. Bobby interviewed Tascha on the background of Alpha Finance Lab, Alpha Homora V2, Alpha token and its use cases, the risks of lending on Alpha Finance as well as their upcoming plans. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:20] Introduction of Alpha Finance Lab [00:02:08] Alpha Homora V2 [00:06:54] Lending risks on IBETH [00:12:00] Partnership with Aave [00:21:27] Plans for Alpha...

Duration:00:32:51

Jordan Lyall, Founder of $MEME Project Shares his Thoughts on the Intersection of DeFi and NFT – Ep. 22

11/7/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Jordan Lyall, Founder of $MEME Project. Bobby interviewed Jordan on the history of $MEME, Pineapples and its use cases, MEME's trading cards as well as the intersection of DeFi and NFT. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:22] History of MEME Project [00:09:43] Name shift from DeGenerator to MEME [00:13:00] Pineapples staking with MEME token [00:16:25] Why stake a maximum of only five MEME tokens? [00:20:20] Rewards for loyal...

Duration:00:35:30

Stani Kulechov of Aave Talks Flash Loans and aTokens – Ep. 21

9/29/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Stani Kulechov, Founder and CEO of Aave. Bobby interviewed Stani on Aave, its Flash Loans, its aTokens as well as Aave’s upcoming plans. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:16] History of Aave [00:03:56] Flash Loans [00:09:48] Differences between aTokens from Aave and cToken from Compound [00:15:50] How is the variable interest rate and stable interest rate set on Aave? [00:21:41] Aave’s plans with respect to its...

Duration:00:36:58

Building The Fastest, Lowest Latency Blockchain with Anatoly Yakovenko, Founder and CEO at Solana – Ep. 20

9/20/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Anatoly Yakovenko, founder and CEO at Solana. Bobby interviewed Anatoly on Solana, its scalability, proof-of-history as well as Solana’s plans for Q4 of 2020 and beyond. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:23] Background on Solana [00:02:38] Scalability Trilemma problem [00:06:34] Solana blockchain size? [00:11:26] Other applications on Solana blockchain [00:13:15] Is Solana an Ethereum competitor? [00:19:28] Solana’s proof-of-stake...

Duration:00:40:54

Chandler Song of Ankr Talks About Running Your Own Staking Nodes - Ep. 19

9/5/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Chandler Song, CEO of Ankr. Bobby interviewed Chandler on Ankr and their technology, the DeFi trend and his thoughts on the crypto market as well as Ankr’s plans for 2020 and beyond. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:13] Background on Ankr [00:02:54] Ankr’s customers [00:05:00] Coins supported by Ankr [00:08:09] Ankr’s pivot [00:09:40] How is Ankr different from other providers? [00:14:23] Ankr’s product, Stkr [00:18:57]...

Duration:00:27:18

Thor Chan Explains AAX Technology - Ep. 18

8/22/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Thor Chan, CEO of AAX. Bobby interviewed Thor on AAX and their technology, the DeFi trend and his thoughts on the crypto market as well as AAX’s plans for 2020 and beyond. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:02] Background on AAX [00:01:55] AAX’s technology [00:04:02] Thoughts on institutional money coming into the crypto space [00:09:08] Thoughts on DeFi trend [00:11:16] Plannings for the DeFi space [00:13:02] Thoughts on upcoming...

Duration:00:20:27

Chris Zaknun and Hatu Sheikh of DAO Maker Talks About Social Mining - Ep. 17

8/12/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Chris Zaknun, CEO of DAO Maker and Hatu Sheikh, CMO of DAO Maker. Bobby interviewed Chris and Hatu on DYCO, what it does, social mining, their thoughts on the market, and yield farming as well as DAO Maker’s plans for 2020 and beyond. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:42] What is DYCO? [00:10:29] Amount raised in ICO market [00:12:17] Thoughts on IEOs [00:16:44] Social mining [00:18:16] Thoughts on the market in 2020 and...

Duration:00:37:41

Decentralized Oracles with Nick Fett and Michael Zemrose of Tellor - Ep. 16

8/6/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Nick Fett, CTO at Tellor and Michael Zemrose, CSO of Tellor. Bobby interviewed Nick and Michael on the Tellor oracle, how it works, the utility behind Tellor Tributes, as well as Tellor’s upgrades in V2. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:20] Background on Tellor [00:03:59] The main difference between Tellor and Chainlink [00:05:19] How does Tellor work? [00:12:44] Tellor’s upgrades in V2 [00:18:55] Who’s using the Tellor...

Duration:00:35:53

Getting Enterprises to use Blockchain with Ivan Golovko of LTO Network - Ep. 15

7/28/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Ivan Golovko, Chief Marketing Officer at LTO Network. Bobby interviewed Ivan on LTO Network, the LTO Network Token, the fee burn mechanism proposal as well as the staking program for LTO Network. Bobby and Ivan also shared their thoughts on DeFi and Yield-farming. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:15] Background on LTO Network [00:05:30] How permissioned blockchain is built into LTO Network? [00:08:09] Why use LTO...

Duration:00:43:08

Ciara Sun of Huobi talks about the Huobi Ecosystem - Ep. 14

7/15/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Ciara Sun, Head of Global Business and Markets, Vice President at Huobi. Bobby interviewed Ciara on Huobi exchange, its role in developing the blockchain industry, thoughts on wash trading, as well as Huobi’s strategy and plans for growth. [00:00:02] Intro [00:03:26] Background on Huobi [00:05:40] Thoughts on exchanges doing wash trading [00:11:22] Plans and use cases for Huobi Chain [00:13:50] Use cases for Huobi...

Duration:00:25:28

Running a Regulated Crypto Exchange in Japan with Seth Melamed, COO at Liquid - Ep. 13

6/26/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Seth Melamed, COO at Liquid Exchange. Bobby interviewed Seth on Liquid exchange, blockchain industry and crypto exchange landscape in Japan, their token QASH, as well as Liquid’s plan in 2020 and beyond. [00:00:02] Intro [00:03:44] Background on Liquid Exchange [00:06:31] Thoughts on operating in a regulated blockchain space in Japan [00:04:50] What is Liquid’s focus? [00:16:42] Utility and plans for QASH [00:21:04]...

Duration:00:42:32

Scaling Blockchains on Layer 0 with Professor Kuzmanovic of bloXroute - Ep. 12

5/28/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Professor Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Co-Founder & Chief Architect of bloXroute. Bobby interviewed Professor Kuzmanovic on what is bloXroute and Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN), the BLXR token, as well as bloXroute’s plans in 2020 and beyond. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:23] What is bloXroute and why is it important? [00:02:53] Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) vs Content Distribution Network (CDN) [00:09:28] Transactions...

Duration:00:33:53

CoinGecko Meetup #2 - Thoughts on the Upcoming Bitcoin Halvening

5/18/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Alejandro De La Torre, Vice President of Poolin, Edward Evenson, Director of Business Development at SlushPool, and Koji Higashi, Founder of Koinup for CoinGecko's Second Virtual Meetup that took place on 8th of May 2020. Bobby interviewed Alejandro, Edward and Koji about the third bitcoin halving that happened on the 11 May 2020. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:20] Introduction of the guests [00:04:45] Thoughts on Bitcoin...

Duration:00:51:55

Building a Highly Scalable Blockchain with Beniamin Mincu, CEO of Elrond - Ep. 11

5/4/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Beniamin Mincu, CEO of Elrond. Bobby interviewed Beniamin on what Elrond is, why it is important, its token model, as well as its plan for the future. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:20] What is Elrond and why is it important? [00:04:05] Adaptive State Sharding Technology and Secure Proof of Stake (SPoS) consensus [00:15:09] What will be the “killers application” for Elrond? [00:18:05] How many shards will there be in...

Duration:00:43:35

Dr. Omri Ross Shares His Thoughts on the Future of Finance - Ep. 10

4/20/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Dr. Omri Ross, Chief Blockchain Scientist at eToro. Bobby interviewed Dr. Omri Ross on his story joining the eToro team, his thoughts on Ethereum, blockchain and the future of finance, Bancor whitepaper, as well as his works academically. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:17] Dr. Omri Ross’ personal story [00:04:25] How has things changed since Colored Coins days? [00:07:56] Thoughts on how to improve Ethereum’s...

Duration:00:40:48

Steven McKie on Why We need to Decentralize the Domain Name System - Ep. 9

4/7/2020
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Steven McKie, Founding Partner and CEO of Amentum Investment Management. Bobby interviewed Steven on the story behind Handshake, its structure, as well as its plans for Handshake in the next few years. [00:00:02] Intro [00:01:15] What is Handshake? [00:09:00] Handshake’s structure [00:14:20] How is Handshake different from Namecoin? [00:18:24] How does Handshake compare against .crypto and .eth? [00:23:40] How will...

Duration:00:42:32