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We join founders, CEOs, and thought leaders for a weekly dose of commentary on technology, privacy, human rights, and Internet freedom in the digital age. Hosted by Derek E. Silva


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We join founders, CEOs, and thought leaders for a weekly dose of commentary on technology, privacy, human rights, and Internet freedom in the digital age. Hosted by Derek E. Silva




The Power and Benefits of Generative AI with Artem Koren of

This week host Derek E. Silva is joined by Artem Koren, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Artem shares his insights on the new theory of everything, the impact of ChatGPT and generative AI on society, and the future of machine learning. Plus, learn all about his book "Untethered," which delves into human nature through instinct, culture, and reason.


What's Next for the Future of Startups and Tech with Corey Johnson

This week, host Derek E. Silva joins veteran journalist Corey Johnson, Founder of the Business Podcast Network and the insightful Drill Down Podcast host. Join us on a journey through the world of startups and tech, exploring the intricacies of business fundamentals in today's market. Plus, we'll dive into the latest news on crypto regulation, examine the impact of FTX's collapse on the investment market, and they take a look at what the future holds for DEFI.


Building the Future of Decentralized Finance with Eric Chen, CEO of Injective Labs

This week host Derek E. Silva joins Eric Chen, CEO and co-founder of Injective Labs. It is a research and development company that creates unmatched decentralized finance solutions. We will explore the world of decentralized finance and talk about how we can use applications to change how we think about finance and investment. With Eric Chen as our guide, we'll explore the possibilities of Web3, and take a closer look at what the future holds for the blockchain ecosystem.


Lessons Learned from the FTX Collapse with Brady Dale of Axios

This week host Derek E. Silva joins renowned crypto reporter Brady Dale from Axios and author of the new upcoming book SBF: how the FTX Bankruptcy Unwound Crypto's very Bad, Good guy. They take a deep dive into the evolution of crypto and its intersection with the internet, from the digital content revolution to blockchain technology. We'll also explore the aftermath of the FTX bankruptcy and what it means for the future of crypto.


Web3 and Rethinking the Internet with Jonas Simanavicius of Syntropy

This week host Derek E. Silva joins Jonas Simanavicius, Co-founder & CTO of Syntropy, to talk about his company's groundbreaking work in revolutionizing internet security and networking. We take a deep dive to learn more about Syntropy's innovative approach to Web3 development, enhancing network capacity for global users, and rethinking data packet routing on the internet. Tune in for our discussion on rethinking the Internet.


Future of Cybersecurity and Data Protection with Michael Castro, CEO of RiskAware

This week we delve into the world of cybersecurity with expert Michael Castro, Founder & CEO of RiskAware. We take a deep dive to explore the essential aspects of data security, including identifying security risks, preventing cyber threats, and building solutions to safeguard corporate privacy online.


Web3 Privacy, Preventing AI Bias and Decentralized Governance with Mykola Siusko

This week host Derek E. Silva is joined by Web3 privacy advocate Mykola Siusko to explore the next wave of the internet. They dive into important topics such as whether blockchain can exist without crypto, preventing AI bias, and the future of decentralized governance. Plus, a look at the privacy market outlook. Tune in for all the insights.


Inside the World of Elite Cyber Security with Amit Serper

This week host Derek E. Silva joins Amit Serper, Director of Security Research at Sternum and a former member of an elite cyber unit in the Israeli government. Amit, who disabled the infamous NotPetya attack in 2017, shares the story about one of the biggest cyber attacks in history and the elite hackers behind it. Join us as we dive into the ever-evolving world of cyber security issues that are shaping our world.


Privacy by Design: Navigating the Future of Data Ownership with Debra Farber

This week Derek E. Silva is joined by privacy tech advisor Debra Farber, host of the Shifting Privacy Left podcast to tackle the important topic of building consumer trust with a privacy by design approach. We'll also examine GDPR compliance, decentralized identity solutions, and look ahead at the future of data ownership.


Data Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age with Hue Rhodes, Founder of Friday

On this week's show, Derek E. Silva sits down with Hue Rhodes, the founder and CEO of Friday, a company that prioritizes personal data privacy. Friday, a Web3 organization, allows individuals to take back control of their shared data and grant access through licensing without giving up control. It’s a great conversation about the hidden data ecosystem, the correlation between privacy and freedom, and how to protect your data online.


Web3 Economy and Building a Better Internet with Al Morris, Founder of Koii

This week, Derek E. Silva joins Al Morris, the Founder and CEO of Koii Network that is building the fabric and frameworks for a better internet. It's a great conversation about the Web3 economy, content creation, NFTs, and the future of the internet.


The World of Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity with Inti De Ceukelaire, Head of Hackers at Intigriti

This week we talk with Inti De Ceukelaire, Head of Hackers at Intigriti, Europe's top ethical hacking platform and bug bounty program. The show takes a deep dive into the world of hacking and discuss how Intigriti's community of ethical hackers helps companies identify and fix vulnerabilities in their systems. Inti also shares the amazing tale of how he hacked his way onto Metallica's stage at a rock festival. Listen now!


Universal Privacy Alliance: Building the Next Generation of the Internet

This week we feature three members of the newly formed Universal Privacy Alliance who will participate in a panel discussion about the decentralized future. A fantastic line-up of notable guests joins host Derek E. Silva, including Tor Bair, Founder of the Secret Foundation, Jaya Brekke, Chief Strategy Officer at Nym, and Travis Cannell, Head of Product at Orchid. This is a great conversation about the privacy revolution and building the next generation of the Internet.


Freedom of Speech, Privacy, and the Great Encryption Debate with EFF's Cindy Cohn

The Priv8 Podcast this week welcomes Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of Electronic Frontier Foundation, an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California. Join us for a deep dive on ways to fix the Internet, the global encryption debate, defending freedom of speech, and why privacy is a human right.


Next Generation Encryption and Cyber Security with Carlos Salas, Engineering Manager at NordLayer

This week, host Derek E. Silva is joined by NordLayer Engineering Manager Carlos Salas. A deep dive into VPNs, next-generation encryption, how to prevent crypto jacking, and the future of cyber security.


Military Intelligence, Code Breaking, and Cyber Security Factors with Stephen Semmelroth

We are joined by Avant Communications' Cyber VP, Stephen Semmelroth, a world-class security expert. In the Army, Stephen served in Afghanistan and the Army's Cyber Corps, where he led a team of cyberspace experts to defend US assets across an entire continent. Additionally, he co-authored the training doctrine that defines how cyber units defend the US. In Afghanistan, Stephen broke his back, leaving him paralyzed, and he had to relearn how to walk. In this fascinating discussion, we discuss military intelligence, code-breaking, how to think like a hacker, cyber security fear factors, and more.


Digital Sovereignty and the Future of the Internet with Seth for Privacy

This week Derek E. Silva joins Seth for Privacy, an educator and activist who hosts the Opt Out podcast. In this episode, we discuss data protection and sovereignty in the digital economy, why privacy matters, and we explore open source tools to support Internet freedom.


Building a Decentralized Workforce for a Sustainable Future with John Paller

This week host Derek E. Silva joins John Paller, Founder and Steward of Opolis, a digital employment cooperative. John is also the founder of ETHDenver, the largest Ethereum hackathon in the world. We take a deep dive into how Opolis is building a next generation ecosystem, democratizing employment, and the future of HR tech.


Personal AI and Building a Digital Version of Your Mind with Suman Kunaganti

This week host Derek E. Silva joins Suman Kunaganti, co-founder and CEO of, a new collaboration network that enables a creators community to access creators time, knowledge, and creativity via their own personal ai. A great conversation on AI in Web3, reimagining the creator economy, and building a digital version of your mind with a private memory stack.


Growth Marketing Hacks and How to Build a Community with Ty Smith, CEO of Coinbound

This week host Derek E. Silva joins Ty Smith, founder and CEO of Coinbound, a leading crypto marketing agency helping Web3 brands go viral. A great conversation on the best growth marketing hacks, how to build a community online, and the future of NFTs.