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Legacy finance is broken. Can decentralized blockchain networks help create a more efficient, fair and open financial system that contributes to improving social good? Tune in to the Chorus One Podcast every Monday to dive deep into protocols and projects working to realize this future.

Legacy finance is broken. Can decentralized blockchain networks help create a more efficient, fair and open financial system that contributes to improving social good? Tune in to the Chorus One Podcast every Monday to dive deep into protocols and projects working to realize this future.


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Legacy finance is broken. Can decentralized blockchain networks help create a more efficient, fair and open financial system that contributes to improving social good? Tune in to the Chorus One Podcast every Monday to dive deep into protocols and projects working to realize this future.






37 Lunie: Multi-Network Staking and Governance with Jordan Bibla

Lunie is a multi-network wallet focused on staking networks and on-chain governance. Lunie was one of the first wallets for Cosmos (then Voyager) and has since expanded to support multiple networks from the Cosmos ecosystem (Terra, E-Money) with Polkadot and other networks coming soon. In this episode, Felix is joined by Jordan Bibla. CEO and Co-Founder of Lunie, to discuss the crypto wallet and staking ecosystems. The episode begins going into the background of Lunie and the products the...


36: Band Protocol: Off-Chain Data for the Internet of Blockchains with Soravis Srinawakoon

In this episode, Brendan and Felix are joined by Soravis Srinawakoon, Co-Founder and CEO of Band Protocol, a data governance framework for Web3. Band is soon launching its own Cosmos SDK chain focused on provisioning oracle data for blockchain applications. We cover what the oracle problem is, how Band is able to provide off-chain data to blockchain applications in a single transaction, what the team imagines the role of Band Chain to be within the ecosystem and take a look at the parties...


35 Centrifuge & Tinlake: The OS for the Financial Supply Chain with Lucas Vogelsang

Centrifuge is building the operating system for trade finance. In this episode, Brian is joined by Lukas Vogelsang, CEO of Centrifuge, to speak about the technologies Centrifuge is building to enable more efficient, transparent, and privacy-preserving supply chain financing. We start by exploring the background of the idea and the founders’ decade long background in the area of trade finance with Taulia, a company focused on invoice financing and working capital management, which is...


34 Flow: A Blockchain by and for Smart Contract Developers with Dieter Shirley

In this episode, Felix is joined by Dieter “dete” Shirley, CTO at Dapper Labs. The team at Dapper Labs, a spin-off from Axiom Zen, are the creators of Cryptokitties and have spent recent years to create their own blockchain optimized for decentralized applications building on their learnings of writing some of the most widely used smart contracts. The podcast begins with Dieter going into his background in crypto and how Cryptokitties emerged out of a series of ideas his former company at...


33 Oasis: Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts with Andrew Miller and Vishwanath Raman

One of the major factors hampering blockchain adoption is that current decentralized applications only function when all associated data is public. Many real world use cases are only possible when participating parties can be assured that their information is kept private. Oasis is a network that is focused on enabling privacy-preserving smart contracts through the use of secure enclaves. In this podcast episode, Meher and Brendan are joined by Andrew Miller and Vishwanath Raman, who are...


32 Coda: Sound Money and SNARKs with Emre Tekisalp and Brad Cohn

While most other upcoming smart contract platforms seem to have identified throughput as the major bottleneck for why blockchains haven’t found mass adoption yet, Coda has focused on a different part of the stack that they perceive to be a much more important issue plaguing blockchain, which is how long it takes for new participants to verify the blockchain. Coda is using recursive zk-SNARK technology which enables them to create a constant-sized blockchain, making it really easy for clients...


31 Unslashed: Insuring Blockchain Risks with Marouane Hajji

Insurance is a part of the finance stack that has received less attention in the Defi space compared to other segments like lending and derivatives. In this episode, Meher and Felix are joined by Marouane Hajji, Co-Founder at Unslashed, to talk about blockchain risk, insurance, and the protocol that Unslashed is building. We start out exploring why blockchain risks can’t yet be insured using traditional insurance methods, as well as the go-to-market approach of Unslashed and their first...


30 Cosmos Governance Working Group with Figment’s Gavin Birch

In this episode Felix is joined by Gavin Birch, community analyst at Figment Networks, who has took it upon himself to improve the decentralized governance process of the Cosmos Hub. We start by going into Gavin’s background in the crypto space and how he joined the Figment team before exploring Gavin’s experience working on coordinating the upgrade to Cosmos Hub 3. Figment recently put forth a proposal to the Cosmos community pool, which is a source of capital that the Cosmos Hub is...


29 Terra: Payment Processing on the Blockchain with Do Kwon

We took Terra passing the 1 million accounts milestones as a reason to bring Terra’s CTO Do Kwon on the podcast. Terra is a blockchain network and stablecoin system with meaningful real-world adoption through integrating their mobile payment app CHAI. In this interview, Brian talks to Do about payment processing and how Terra enables merchants in eCommerce and elsewhere to save on transaction fees. The two discuss the flow of how a transaction in the CHAI app gets included on the Terra...


28 Stake Capital DAO: Revenue-Sharing and Liquid Staking with Julien Bouteloup and Leopold Joy

This episode covers the Stake Capital DAO, an interesting project aiming to form a revenue-sharing staking and DeFi DAO that also issues tokenized staking positions called LTokens. The Stake Capital DAO is a project by Stake Capital, a staking service provider operating on various networks including the Cosmos Hub, Livepeer, Tezos, and Loom. In this episode, Felix is joined by Stake Capital founders Julien and Leopold to discuss the recently revealed plans to launch a DAO. It dives into...


27 Validator Business Model Discussion with the Decentralized Staking Defenders

This episode is a re-upload of recent roundtable hosted by Chris Remus of Chainflow that featured multiple validator team members to discuss the future of business models for operators of staking node infrastructure. The roundtable discussion starts with introductions to the participants before going straight into the current state of the validator space and approaches to business models for node operators. Make sure to check out Chris Remus’ conclusion post that features questions, key...


26 Economics of Proof-of-Stake versus Proof-of-Work with Eric Wall

There’s a long standing argument about the wastefulness of Proof-of-Work mining. To some, Proof-of-Stake is a viable, less wasteful alternative to achieve distributed consensus in a permission-less setting. In this episode, Brian is joined by Eric Wall, Fund Manager at Arcane Assets, to discuss the thought process that brought Erik, who is a strong Bitcoin advocate, to re-consider Proof-of-Stake as a potential alternative to Proof-of-Work. The conversations starts by going into Eric’s...


25 Crypto Mega Theses with Multicoin’s Kyle Samani

Multicoin Capital is one of the best known crypto-focused funds worldwide. The team subscribes to three major theses in the space: open finance, Web3, and stateless currencies. In this episode Brendan is joined by Kyle Samani from Multicoin to dive into how Kyle sees the future for the crypto space play out. The interview goes into the role of centralized exchanges and implications for the ecosystem, starting with taking a look at Binance’s approach that Multicoin has dubbed “blitzscaling”....


24 NEAR: Sharding Economics and Developer Business Models with Illia Polosukhin

In this episode Felix is joined by Illia to discuss NEAR’s economic model, its trade-offs and advantages. NEAR is a sharded blockchain with a unique economic model that seeks to unify gas cost across shards through load balancing. With this model, NEAR is able to significantly improve the user and developer experience for cross-shard applications. The episode walks through the founding story of NEAR, what dynamic sharding is and how it works and NEAR’s fee model for computation and state...


23 Microtick: Price Oracles and Short-Term Options with Mark Jackson and Kent Barton

Microtick is an innovative protocol designed to foster global price agreement for any type of asset through an economic game between market makers providing quotes and traders placing bets. Microtick is a ShapeShift research project that is currently live in the form of a Cosmos SDK testnet. In this episode, Meher and Felix are joined by Mark and Kent, who are leading Microtick’s research and development. We dive into the background of Microtick and how the project developed inside of...


22 Ethermint: EVM on Cosmos with Chainsafe’s Austin Abell and Gregory Markou

Chainsafe is an R&D consulting firm focused on blockchain technology. The team is building clients and applications for various blockchain projects including Ethereum, Polkadot, and Cosmos. In this interview, Brian is talking to Austin and Gregory, who have been working on the Cosmos SDK module called “Ethermint”. Ethermint is bringing the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) to the Cosmos ecosystem allowing developers to launch their own blockchains with EVM support. One of the chains that is...


21 IBC: Connecting the Interchain with Christopher Goes

Core to the Cosmos vision is interoperability between various ledgers on the “internet of blockchains”, sometimes also referred to as the interchain. Our guest this week, Christopher Goes, is the lead on the Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol (IBC) that is core to fulfilling this vision. IBC aims to be the rails of the interchain, analogous to what TCP/IP is to the internet. Christopher is wearing many hats in the cryptocurrency space: aside from his Researcher role at Tendermint, he is...


20 Aggregating Data for Staking Assets with Mirko Schmiedl

This episode Felix is joined by Mirko Schmiedl, Founder of, a website focused on displaying various metrics about staking tokens. We dive into what kind of data users of Staking Rewards can currently see, what this data is useful for, as well as what Mirko imagines the site to cover in the future. Additionally, we talk about the state of Proof-of-Stake and different staking provider models, the research studies the Staking Rewards team has carried out, as well as the...


19 yTokens: DeFi Innovation in Crypto with Paradigm’s Dan Robinson

In this episode Brendan and Meher interview Dan Robinson, Researcher at Paradigm, who has worked on various cutting-edge topics in the crypto space. We start out exploring Dan’s background and the various projects he has worked on before starting at Paradigm and how his extensive collaborations with different topics and actors have led to his most recent position. The episode then dives into the ideas that he has brought forth, specifically Yield Tokens (yTokens). yTokens are a novel way to...


18 Kava: Cross-Chain Collateralized Debt Positions with Brian Kerr

Currently in the blockchain ecosystem most decentralized finance applications are built on Ethereum. Kava is seeking to bring crypto-backed borrowing in the form of Collateralized Debt Positions (CDPs) to the Cosmos ecosystem. The Kava blockchain is a Maker-style platform built using the Cosmos SDK that enables users to borrow a dollar-pegged stablecoin (USDX) by locking up collateral from different blockchains (BTC, ATOM, XRP) in the system. In this episode, Brian interviews Brian Kerr, CEO...