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Citizen Web3, as a separate project, was born in 2020, finding foundations in ancap vibes, personal interest in building a better society, community management, ecosystem development and networking. Today, Citizen Web3 is an active member and builder of the web3 galaxy. We live web3. We breathe web3. We are web3. We provide infrastructure as a validator across the blockchain space, which allows us to work on various public goods projects and develop the space at our own pace. Our public projects include: - Web3-focused podcast, dedicated to the stories of the people that make dreams reality (https://www.citizenweb3.com). - validatorinfo.com: a dashboard and an explorer that helps you to discover validators across the web3 galaxy (in the making (https://github.com/citizenweb3/validatorinfo/tree/main)). - Web3 Society: (https://t.me/web_3_society) a community that helps, learns and resents tribalism. Including various incentives (NA at the moment) - Public infrastructure, including validator nodes (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking), public RPC endpoints, testnets. We are currently migrating to bare metal. Our end goal is grid independent infrastructure. - (NA at the moment) Bazaar: NFTs, Merchandise, Decentraland and co (https://github.com/citizenweb3/super-pancake/issues). We believe that blockchains should be viewed as digital nations and by using the tools that we hold, we help to build and bring value to these nations. We help to build those nations by helping to secure them, along with other validators (https://www.citizencosmos.space/staking). If we believe that a city can be prosperous, and it meets our values, we start to work around it. In turn, the citizens of the city, read - blockchain users, delegate tokens to Citizen Web3. Our dream is a decentralized web3 without tribalism, and with better communication between all L0's AKA the community, between various ecosystems and across all blockchain space.

Location:

United States

Description:

Citizen Web3, as a separate project, was born in 2020, finding foundations in ancap vibes, personal interest in building a better society, community management, ecosystem development and networking. Today, Citizen Web3 is an active member and builder of the web3 galaxy. We live web3. We breathe web3. We are web3. We provide infrastructure as a validator across the blockchain space, which allows us to work on various public goods projects and develop the space at our own pace. Our public projects include: - Web3-focused podcast, dedicated to the stories of the people that make dreams reality (https://www.citizenweb3.com). - validatorinfo.com: a dashboard and an explorer that helps you to discover validators across the web3 galaxy (in the making (https://github.com/citizenweb3/validatorinfo/tree/main)). - Web3 Society: (https://t.me/web_3_society) a community that helps, learns and resents tribalism. Including various incentives (NA at the moment) - Public infrastructure, including validator nodes (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking), public RPC endpoints, testnets. We are currently migrating to bare metal. Our end goal is grid independent infrastructure. - (NA at the moment) Bazaar: NFTs, Merchandise, Decentraland and co (https://github.com/citizenweb3/super-pancake/issues). We believe that blockchains should be viewed as digital nations and by using the tools that we hold, we help to build and bring value to these nations. We help to build those nations by helping to secure them, along with other validators (https://www.citizencosmos.space/staking). If we believe that a city can be prosperous, and it meets our values, we start to work around it. In turn, the citizens of the city, read - blockchain users, delegate tokens to Citizen Web3. Our dream is a decentralized web3 without tribalism, and with better communication between all L0's AKA the community, between various ecosystems and across all blockchain space.

Language:

English


Episodes

Innovation in Crypto and secrets to success with Citadel One

2/20/2024
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Anton Pavlutsky and Reena Shtedle from Citadel One. They gave insight into their vision for making crypto more accessible. They explained how validator transparency and user interface would be keys to eventual mass adoption. Citadel One is a validator and staking platform that offers services for various blockchain networks, including Cosmos, Solana, and Polkadot. They provide a non-custodial cross-chain staking platform with Ledger and Trezor support, and are developing a Crypto SuperApp with advanced portfolio management tools. Citadel One is known for its commitment to security and decentralization. We spoke to Anton (https://twitter.com/Pavlutsky) and Reena (https://twitter.com/neshtedle) about Citadel (https://twitter.com/CitadelDAO) and: The importance of use cases Validator Transparency Revenue streams The importance of being non-custodial Privacy Making Crypto more accessible Data Tools for users Governance Interface the key for mass adoption Governance research Staking Innovation in Crypto Secrets to success Are incentives for stakers to come to a validator bribes? Upcoming developments If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/3JieOqnLSvs) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guests: Anton Pavlutsky and Reena Shtedle.

Duration:01:03:45

Privacy, Motivations and Points of Failure with Sergey from Quokka Stake

2/15/2024
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Sergey from Quokka Stake. Sergey showed a great passion for privacy and the founding ethos behind Web3. They go into the need for decentralized infrastructure, values and the importance of DYOR. If you enjoy conversations with people who really mean it when they say they are in it for the tech, this is definitely an episode for you. 00:00 -- 04:56 : Intro 04:56 -- 07:42 : How important is decentralization in chain selection for Quokka Stake? 07:42 -- 11:25 : How did Sergey get into Web3? 11:25 -- 13:44 : Sergey delves into his thoughts on privacy in Web3. 13:44 -- 15:34 : What would have to happen for Sergey to leave Web3? 15:34 -- 23:26 : Decentralized infrastructure's role in Web3. 23:26 -- 34:40 : Bare Metal and key management system's. 34:40 -- 39:03 : Sergey's biggest challenge on his Web3 journey. 39:03 -- 46:06 : The secret to a better blockchain community. 46:06 -- 54:04 : The Blitz We spoke to Sergey (https://twitter.com/Freak12Techno) about Quokka Stake (https://quokkastake.io/) and: Privacy Decentralisation Challenges of a small validator Values when selecting chains Monitoring systems Being in web3 for the technology Free Speech Merits of refurbished hardware Blockchain protecting human rights Infrastructures role in decentralization Renewable self generated power for validators Points of failure The importance of DYOR in all things Bare Metal is best, but cloud is needed sometimes Values in education Motivations If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/gtik2J9geug) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Sergey.

Duration:00:54:04

Validator tools and the importance of anonymity with the Bros from Bro_n_Bro

2/8/2024
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features the Bros from BronBro. The Bro's from BronBro had a wonderful conversation with #citizenweb3. They brought all the energy and with that, they discussed and covered a host of serious topics that form the foundation of what Web3 should be. BronBro's mission is simple: to support and develop a decentralized world. They strive to maintain the highest standards for security and performance as well as providing the most accurate data to our community. They will keep building for decentralization until it comes. We spoke to The Bros about BronBro (https://bronbro.io/) and: Building for decentralization Validator tools The importance of ease of use for adoption Defining Network Health A reality check for the Web3 Providing real values to the builders of the blockchain Analytics and information Should Cex validators exist Foundation governance Climbing the validator ranks Anonymity Weaknesses of Cloud hosting How best to organise validators Unseen contributions of OG Validators Bridges Challenges of helping a small validator grow Cloud vs Bare Metal Hertsinger driving validators to bare metal The need for decentralized infra If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/4EbekUaXywU) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Bros.

Duration:00:57:58

Druid gatherings and decentralized things with Vladimir and Valentin from Posthuman.

2/6/2024
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Vladimir Understanding and Valentin Medniy from Posthuman. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious, as they take you on a journey through all spheres of Web3. Posthuman is a decentralized validator. In this interview they reveal that they have many more facets to their work. Their validator school does invaluable work with up and coming and prospective infrastructure providers and their work internationally at grass roots is also really positive. This conversation is eye opening to the various aspects that projects can have that we never get to see. We spoke to Vladimir Understanding (https://twitter.com/ponimajushij) and Valentin Medniy (https://twitter.com/ZametkiHodlera) about Posthuman (https://posthuman.digital/) and: Distributed things Trust in a trustless system Conspiracy theories Consensus struggles The power of digital to amplify a message What is true decentralization The demands of running a validator Community development Druid gatherings The journey from illustrations to validators The importance of community in blockchain Passion as a driver for Cosmos at the start The importance of reputation The importance of validator participation Evangelism in Web3 Connecting people through education Myths about Web3 Ecosystem development Decentralize your life Decentralized management Reputation based systems The need for cooperation over competition Governance Egos If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/8y-iwzKA4Kk) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guests: Valentin Medniy and Vladimir Understanding.

Duration:01:36:51

Cypherpunk, gateway drugs and Public Goods with Trigs

2/1/2024
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Trigs from Kleomedes. Trigs and Citizen Web3 have a deep discussion the spirit of web3, how often the tech life chooses you and the importance of following your dreams. Decentralization isn’t something that happens passively. Kleomedes is buidling their DAO to showcase the value of this decentralization through a reward system, funded by validator profits, that incentivizes community members to not only be delegators, but also active participants in governance, promotion, and development on the chains they secure. Timestamps 00:00 -- 03:39 : Intro 03:39 -- 07:57 : Trigs explains his journey from traditional tech to web3 via stonemasonary. 07:57 -- 16:30 : The values of web3 that resonate with Trigs. 16:30 -- 25:15 : Kleomede' main strengths during the bear market. 25:15 -- 29:30 : Why bare metal? 29:30 -- 33:30 : Trigs gives his thoughts on KYC and regulation to create trust. 33:30 -- 36:54 : The dream that is a DAO 36:54 -- 40:29 : Trigs tries to explain the enigma that is Kleomedes 40:29 -- 44:40 : The foundation is transparency 44:40 -- 51:58 : Details of the Kleomedes DAO 51:58 -- 1:01:06 : The Blitz We spoke to Trigs (https://twitter.com/Trigs_0) about Kleomedes (https://twitter.com/KleomedesDAO) and: Decentralization The dream of a DAO Importance of consensus Transparency to achieve neutrality Replace discord Why Web3 Values Business development Tech as a life choice Choosing your own tomorrow Cypherpunk The KYC Challenge The gateway drug for being a founder The power of intention Bare Metal vs Cloud Is code law Post apocalyptic DAOS If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/aym0SeQxA78) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Trigs.

Duration:01:01:16

Mission Statements and Karmic Motivation with Valters Jansons

1/18/2024
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Valters Jansons, from KJNodes. Valters gives us a breakdown of what brought him to Web3 and being a validator. He also tells us what is keeping him in the space, his motivations, values and future plans. KJ Nodes are a team of DevOps engineers from Latvia, they are also Crypto enthusiasts and node operators in various crypto ecosystems. KJ Nodes Validator is committed to transparency and provides public information about their activities. Timestamps 00:00 -- 03:14 : Intro 03:14 -- 10:32 : Valters gives his background and motivations for being a validator. 10:32 -- 12:40 : Defining the mission of Valters and KJ Nodes 12:40 -- 17:14 : Why Cosmos? 17:14 -- 19:48 : Comfort zones and growth. 19:48 -- 25:02 : Chain selection criteria. 25:02 -- 28:09 : Morality of tools. 28:09 -- 33:52 : Bare metal or cloud? 33:52 -- 37:56 : The power of great tools. 37:56 -- 44:21 : Ideas on improving user literacy in web3. 44:21 -- 49:57 : What is the best way to sort and present data? 49:57 -- 55:58 : Advice for validators on security. 55:58 -- 1:08:25 : The Blitz We spoke to Valters Jansons (https://twitter.com/_sigv) about KJNodes (https://twitter.com/kjnodes) and: The importance of UX Values in validating Subjective morality Growth vs security Cloud or bare metal Time as a resource Validator Tools NFT's Fancy blockchains Educational responsibility Destruction as a path to knowledge Documentation as the downfall of a project The importance of UX The economic health of small validators The commitment needed to arrive at your destination in Web3 If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/hopAIpyI8lw) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Valters Jansons.

Duration:01:08:25

Statism and the secrets to happiness with Derek Wills

1/11/2024
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Derek WIlls, the Author of The Liberty Solution, Libertarian and Anarcho Capitalist. This conversation is an eye-opening journey, dealing with many unseen challenges facing humanity. Anyone who has an interest in freedom and knowledge can greatly benefit from the information contained in this interview. The Liberty Solution is a book advocating for a bold return to individual liberty as the solution to America's current political and social problems. Timestamps 00:00 -- 01:15 : Intro 01:15 -- 04:56 : Discussing Texas 05:56 -- 06:65 : The possibility of finding a political home. 06:65 -- 11:00 : Can you vote for positive change and are you in a cult? 11:00 -- 13:46 : How do we break the propaganda machine? 13:46 -- 17:00 : Derek discusses some foundational arguments in The LIberty Solution 17:00 -- 25:36 : Defining anarchy and perfection. 25:36 -- 33:31 : Derek outlines his mission on Twitter and his meme strategy. 33:31 -- 38:36 : Javier Mile, who is he and will he succeed? 38:36 -- 43:16 : Derek gives his thoughts on web3 and decentralization. 43:16 -- 59:57 : Reputation as a currency for a potential Libertarian future. 59:57 -- 1:10:55 : The Blitz We spoke to Derek Wills (https://twitter.com/AncapAir) about The Liberty Solution (https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Solution-Derek-R-Wills/dp/1737378302) and: Tools of state control Stimulus cheques as a catalyst for the bull market Web3 on a dark path Defining Anarchists The power of propaganda State monopoly on violence The secret to happiness The rights of criminals Libertarians in Texas Accuracies of stereotypes Statist Ideology Taxation is theft Utopia to Dystopia Homeschooling as a vehicle for Anarchy Memes as the quintessential philosophical tool Inflation The invalidity of social contracts * Anarcho Capitalism If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/rdVkf-dtug4) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Derek Wills.

Duration:01:10:55

Trustless Systems, Luck and VC's with Pavel Paramonov

12/21/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Pavel Paramonov, Senior Research Analyst at Dewhales Capital. He gives a fresh perspective on VC's and the role they play in helping to drive projects and act as canary's in the coal mine for users when researching potential projects. Dewhales Capital, is a venture capital firm focused on defi, invests in early-stage protocols with the aim of fostering disruption and growth. They are comprised of experienced investors and industry insiders, the firm leverages its extensive knowledge and network to identify promising projects and provide them with strategic guidance. Transparency and on-chain visibility are core values for Dewhales, as they believe in building a more open and equitable financial system through informed investment and community engagement. We spoke to Pavel Paramonov (https://twitter.com/paramonoww) about Dewhales Capital (https://dewhales.capital/) and: The power of persistence Creating your own luck Trustless systems The myth of work-life balance in web3 Research Methodology The power of Twitter VC’s as a force for good User responsibility * Discipline beating motivation If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/VawM10lMoTE) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Pavel Paramonov.

Duration:01:00:14

Web3 Vibes, Community Building and infrastructure with Dilan Asatekin

12/14/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Dilan Asatekin founder at Imperator.co Dilan delves into a wide range of topics and shows us the people and passion behind the providers of decentraliced infrastructure. Dilan also explains that you don’t choose the Vvlidator Life, the validator life chooses you. Imperator.co aims to make staking easy.Their website states that they facilitate investors and token holders in securing proof-of-stake networks through non-custodial staking. We spoke to Dilan Asatekin (https://twitter.com/imperator_co) about Imperator (https://imperator.co/) and: Why Web3 Mission goals The power of luck Betting on education Importance of open source Defining red flags Decentralisation Infrastructure The secrets of community building Web3 vibes Chain selection criteria Challenges of a fully remote team Putting people into the light * Why you would choose to be a validator If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/Ljzs_vUPXrk) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss)

Duration:00:50:04

Community building, non-custodial staking and being better than yesterday with Guillem Ferrer

12/7/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Guillem Ferrer, from Dragon Stake DragonStake is a blockchain security team specialising in non-custodial staking. The team operates validators on various high-profile Proof of Stake networks, such as Cosmos, Polkadot, Kusama, Kava, Avalanche, Evmos, and plans to expand to Ethereum in the future. The team actively engages with the networks it supports and aim to participate in testnets from their early stages. Our guest Guillem Ferrer details how we went from initially being critical of Bitcoin, to actively trying to grow and promote Web3 education across platforms. We spoke to Guillem Ferrer (https://twitter.com/itsguillem) about DragonStake (https://www.dragonstake.io/) and: The vision needed to see the future from a white paper Proof of Stake vs Proof of work The secret to community building The barriers of entry to Ethereum validating Non Custodial Staking Values driving chain selection Decentralization How best to counter the reputation damage done by bad actors in web3 Economics Aligning with the correct people as a recipe for success The inevitability of regulation and why it may be a good thing Testnets as a starting point for validators Solutions to tribalism If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/5d9_pKdAudE) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Guillem Ferrer.

Duration:00:56:56

Data centeres, refurbished hardware and the origins of Simply Staking with Isaac Zarb

11/30/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Isaac Zarb, CTO and co- founder of Simply Staking Simply Staking aims to offer self-managed, self-owned, secure. They also say that they are a Tier 3 data centre with immediate onsite access without the need for 3rd party or public cloud providers. They claim to offer maximum privacy and security, ensuring multiple layers of redundancy. Our guest Isaac Zarb has had an interesting journey and we discuss many of his experiences. He provides insight on what it takes to start a data centre, what is at the heart of blockchain, as well as how important governance is. He also discusses how improved connectivity will eventually be the key in uniting the tribes in Web3 and the importance of testnets. Timestamps 00:00 -- 01:21 : Intro 01:21 -- 09:52 : Isaac explains the start of his journey and the birth of Simply Staking 09:52 -- 13:00 : A discussion about the need for validator tools. 13:00 -- 20:37 : Isaac details how they set up the origial data centre and their expansion. 20:37 -- 24:44 : Isaac explains when they feel refurbished hardware is permissible. 24:44 -- 32:59 : Isaac gives his opinion on initial start up costs and hardware needed for a new validator. 32:59 -- 36:18 : Isaac explains how they select which networks they validate and the importance of testnets. 36:81 -- 39:42 : What is the goal and what are the values? 39:42 -- 43:09 : What should validators do with regards to governance and KYC? 43:09 -- 47:22 : Potential dangers of KYC for a validator and how ZK Proofs could solve it. 47:22 -- 55:56 : Isaac gives his opinions on tribalism. 55:56 -- 58:30 : Simply staking projects in the pipeline and the outro We spoke to Isaac Zarb (https://twitter.com/zakzarb) about SimplyStaking (https://simplystaking.com/) and: What is the heart of defi Data sovereignty Risks and rewards of KYC Dangers of cloud services for decentralization Refurbished hardware Tax compliance How validators add value outside of providing nodes Scalability for validators Challenges of running a business through Covid The importance of governance and voting with regards for validators The pros and cons of Island life The value of participating in testnets The life cycle of projects and founders Cloud vs Bare Metal Origins of Simplystaking Adapting projects to be profitable Costs of launching a startup True use case for NFT’s If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/VFbN_q-nyms) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Isaac Zarb.

Duration:00:58:30

Account abstraction, empathy and data Data Sovereignty with Michael Messele

11/9/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Michael Messele, CEO and co- founder at The Pillar Project. Pillar aims to be an open-source, community-run wallet that serves as a gateway to DeFi and NFTs. The platform aims to be an all-in-one place for tokens, decentralized applications (dApps), NFTs, and DeFi services for users. Pillar Wallet is powered by Etherspot. Etherspot is a multi-chain #ERC-4337 developer platform that provides solutions for dApps Our guest Michael Messele has been involved in crypto for over a decade and has witnessed many cycles repeat themselves. Michael started his journey in traditional finance and was converted to web3 by the possibility of data sovereignty. Michael also gives us a superb explaination of the differences between web2 and web3. He also gives us his secret to success with startups and how he feels it is best to manage leadership structures. Timestamps 00:00 -- 01:29 : Intro 01:29 -- 05:26 : Michael gives a brief description of his journey. 05:56 -- 13:00 : Are we still on track toward a decentralized world? 13:00 -- 19:46 : Michael gives his secrets to success, logevity in the space and leadership. 19:46 -- 25:57 : Trustless systems and levels of trust in organisations. 25:57 -- 28:46 : What made Michael choose Pillar? 28:46 -- 31:47 : Michael gives great defiitions for web1, web2 and web3 31:47 -- 42:36 : Diving into account abstraction and data soverignty 42:36 -- 48:36 : Michael gives his thought on balancing UX design and decentralization at Pillar. 48:36 -- 53:51 : What is stopping adoption of Web3? 53:51 -- 58:37 : The Blitz: 58:37 -- 1:00:04 : Outro We spoke to Michael Messele (https://twitter.com/mm319?lang=en) about Pillar (https://www.pillar.fi/) and: Journeys in the Crypto Space The secret's of successful leadership structures Mass adoption Trustless systems Smart Wallets Account abstraction Empathy in leadership The definition of Web3 Banking the unbanked The importance of communication Data sovereignty Principles versus revenue If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/Z6z4Cgz01-4) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Michael Messele.

Duration:01:00:04

Liquid Staking, Privacy and Revolutionizing Money with Vish Modali

11/2/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Vish Modali, Co-founder at Quicksilver Quicksilver.zone is a permissionless, sovereign Cosmos SDK zone providing liquid staking for the Interchain ecosystem. According to Quicksilver, it allows you to retain your voting rights through its Governance by Proxy feature. We spoke to Vish Modali (https://twitter.com/vishwakat) about Quicksilver (https://quicksilver.zone/) and: Monetary Paradigms Revolutionizing Money Liquid Staking Defining Value Working towards the greater goal Government’s influence in Web3 The cost of centralization Peer to peer economic relationships Governance True Decentralization Reasons to opt out of Privacy Oversight If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/zdxseCHJ6xE) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Vish Modali.

Duration:00:55:46

Privacy, Blockchain Hippies and the Power of Network Effects with Lauren Luz

10/26/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Lauren Luz, Communications Steward at Giveth. Giveth.io is a blockchain-based platform and decentralized application (DApp) that focuses on enabling transparent and traceable charitable donations and philanthropy. The platform is built on the Ethereum blockchain and uses smart contracts to facilitate and track charitable giving. Giveth.io aims to increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the world of charitable donations by providing a way to track the flow of funds and ensure that donations are used as intended. We spoke to Lauren Luz (https://twitter.com/karmaticacid?lang=en) about Giveth (https://giveth.io/) and: Blockchain Hippies Finding fulfilment in your journey Web3 for good Passions as a driving force for humanity Education Coordination tools DAOS Conviction voting Art as a gateway for mass adoption Checks and balances Privacy versus the need for auditibility The power of Network effects Challenging UX as a deterrent to adoption How to manage the leaders If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/M0WRfXg0al0) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Lauren Luz.

Duration:01:05:34

Product market fit, grannies and the future of NFT's with Jose Macedo

10/12/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Jose Macedo founding partner at Delphi Ventures and Head of Delphi Labs. Delphi Labs is Delphi's protocol R&D arm, with a team of 40 dedicated to building new Web 3 primitives. Our vision is to be the best place for the smartest minds to build the most impactful products in crypto. We spoke to Jose Macedo (https://twitter.com/ZeMariaMacedo?t=dAkP4GOsbe0IjKm8OhCR7A&s=09) about Delphilabs (https://delphilabs.io/) and: Product market fit Values in Web3 Martial arts Poker as a gateway to Crypto Open-source exploits system testing Importance of bug bounty programs Web3 Security Project funding structures The future of NFT’s Monetary Policy The upside to VC's Granny obsession Mass Adoption If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/4woBwcOGB7Y) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Jose Macedo.

Duration:00:55:30

Mass adoption, social responsibility or why choose web3, with Zenobia Godschalk

10/5/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Zenobia Godschalk, SVP of Communications at Hedera Hashgraph, an open source, public network governed by leading organizations around the world The Hedera Governing Council claims to be a fully decentralized and transparent governing body of independent, global organizations consisting of enterprises, web3 projects, and prestigious universities. We spoke to Zenobia (https://twitter.com/zenobiazag?lang=en) about Hedera (https://hedera.com/) and: Centralized governance Understanding a public ledger What aspects of a project or product excites consumers Catalysts for mass adoption Tokenization of real estate Block chain solving real world problems Why choose web3 Cybersecurity as an arms race The Trust layer of the internet Self sovereign identity in Web3 Cybersecurity The secret on how to succeed while wearing many hats Living in an amazing time of discovery Social responsibility Empathy and giving back as a source of motivation Importance of education Data control Balance of ethics in Data and adverting Consumers taking back the power Zoroastrianism Adoption If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/IhZtpUPUolE) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Zenobia Godschalk.

Duration:00:56:00

Distributed Systems, AI & Large Language models with Edward FitzGerald

8/31/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Edward FitzGerald Chief Technology Officer at Fetch.ai An “open” collective learning system that enables privacy-preserving collaborative machine learning and inferences on the Fetch.ai network Fetch.ai is a blockchain platform that uses artificial intelligence to help people automate everyday tasks such as booking a parking space or a flight We spoke to Edward (https://twitter.com/EFG_AI) about Fetch AI (fetch.ai) and: Journey to the top of corporate AI Distributed systems Full tolerance shenanigans Being a cog in a larger machine The importance of rapid decision making in business The cost of making the wrong decisions The beast that is decentralization Mistakes will happen, but facilitates adaptation. Proof of work as the most elegant solution Actively seeking hard problems Healthy Paranoia Open source vs Closed source The lifecycle of corporations The power of the web3 structure Critical safety systems The difference between and dec ai The advantage of tangible technology Barriers of entry Connectivity of autonomous services Large Language models and new efficiencies Architecture of the Agents The birth of SkyNet Affects of AI on the wider society Hierarchy of abstraction One big model to rule them all If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/vj4dipYHIDY) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Edward FitzGerald.

Duration:00:55:03

Semantics, IBC and predicting the future with Marko Baricevic

8/17/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Marko Baricevic Co-founder of Binary Builders, focused on providing a range of services to the interchain such as contributing to the Cosmos SDK Binary builders also is developing Numia an interface that makes stored data from a veriety of Cosmos SDK chains accessible to users, as well as The interchain Builders Program, which provides mentorship, structured support and guidance for teams who build in the Interchain, using at least one component of the Cosmos Stack We spoke to Marko (https://twitter.com/mark0baricevic) about Binary Builders (https://binary.builders/) and: The birth of IBC The vision of Jae Solving governance in a decentralized way Modular architecture How and why modularity in software is lost. Sovereign Rollups Semantics Perseverance as the key to achieving your goal Creating the best possible user experience Predicting the future/Predicting future trends Being a Tech Maxi instead The role of validators in an ecosystem Learning from each other across different ecosystems The challenges of getting started as a validator Changing the paradigm for teams in the workplace Interchain semantics ZK technology and the future What drives different people How to achieve happiness If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/BCRyifWJq6E) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Marko Baricevic.

Duration:00:55:42

Death spirals, Bridging Digital Nations and corruption with Alexei Zamyatin

8/3/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Alexei Zamyatin, Co-Founder of Interlay, a modular, programmable layer between Bitcoin and the multi-chain ecosystem that unlocks novel decentralized use cases for BTC. Interlay utilizes an already operational, decentralized bridge to connect Bitcoin with a lending protocol and AMM decentralized exchange, enabling Bitcoin holders to access basic financial services without relying on centralized exchanges We spoke to Alexei (https://twitter.com/alexeizamyatin?lang=en) about Interlay (https://www.interlay.io/) and: Payment channels Who pays the price for decentralization? The perfect storm leading to a death spiral Death Spirals How do we build trustless bridges? Economic interests and tribalism Economic vs statistical security Profits at the expense of the good of the people Centralized power corrupts Does full decentralization exist? One coin to rule them all Imposter Syndrome Early cross chain communication Domain name squatting Weak links in centralized systems Should I build, just because I can? Hostile governance attacks. Academia and research as a launch pad for a successful project Academia vs field work The need for Altruism in web3 Solving a problem is a good place to start Thesis topics as a gateway to Bitcoin Risks of relying on bridges Failures of bridges wiping out entire ecosystems The importance of community in decentralization Ethical questions around building Ethical implications of breakthroughs Differences between native and wrapped tokens Diminishing trust in institutions The future of bridging Computer Science as a way to be a creative Analysis and effects of merge mining If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/anK4shpKDKY) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Alexei Zamyatin.

Duration:01:00:23

Discussing Interfacing with nation states, UX as utility for people and Inherent risks of validating with Tyler Schmidt

7/20/2023
This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Tyler Schmidt Co-Founder and business lead at Strangelove , a software development lab and network validator that builds and invests in innovative crypto projects. Stranglove Labs Actively builds infrastucture and products alongside the companies and technologies they invest in, while also providing Validation Services and even Capital investment in startups and early stage companies who are building DeFi products. We spoke to Tyler (https://twitter.com/TylerSchmidt) about Strangelove (https://strange.love/) and: Crypto portfolios for kids In order to make wise decisions, you need security Psychology of investment and business Responsibility's of projects to stakeholders Broken promises in legacy economic systems Responsible start-up practices Derisking a business Inherent risks and difficulties of validating Regulatory challenges around operating a web3 business in the US Doubling down on security The need for fiat Building a better financial future Regulatory compliance The need to interface with nation states Seamless interfacing with nation states Automated distributed ledger technology for compliance Going the full pirate route as a business option Decentralization and the freedom of choice Why is UX so important? UX as utility for people The economic concept of utility Direct correlation between UX and adoption A good tech does not make a good product. You can hide sub-par tech behind good user experience Bringing the good from Web 2 into Web 3 The strengthening of the Crypto thesis Diversified risk Personal Freedom Happiness achieved through excellence and virtue Strangelove wallet project Cosmos competition with EVM chains Network effects are king for adoption Areas for Keplr to improve Creativity is past experience and new information If you like what we do at Citizen Web3: Stake with Citizen Web3 validator (https://www.citizenweb3.com/staking) Listen to the YouTube version (https://youtu.be/-8Jtorlm2kk) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizenweb3.com/rss) Special Guest: Tyler Schmidt.

Duration:00:56:00