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Building Blockchain's Emergency Response Layer w/ Bobafetador (Drosera)
February 26, 2024
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Building Blockchain's Emergency Response Layer w/ Bobafetador (Drosera)

Imagine: two founders of a decentralized exchange (DEX) experience a successful launch with over $1...

The Frontier of Intellectual Property: Programmable IP w/ Jason Zhao (Story Protocol)
February 22, 2024
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The Frontier of Intellectual Property: Programmable IP w/ Jason Zhao (Story Protocol)

Today's conversation delves into the intersection of intellectual property law and the digital age,...

Polygon's Next Chapter: Aggregated Blockchains w/ Brendan Farmer (Polygon)
February 19, 2024
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Polygon's Next Chapter: Aggregated Blockchains w/ Brendan Farmer (Polygon)

In 2022, Vitalik discussed the transformative impact of zkEVMs on crypto, highlighting their evolut...

Facilitating the Modular Blockchain Revolution w/ Amrit Kumar (AltLayer)
February 15, 2024
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Facilitating the Modular Blockchain Revolution w/ Amrit Kumar (AltLayer)

In the crypto community, "modular blockchain" has become a common buzzword, but its precise definit...

How Introducing Competition Fixes De-Fi w/ Anna George and Andrea Canidio (CoW Protocol)
February 12, 2024
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How Introducing Competition Fixes De-Fi w/ Anna George and Andrea Canidio (CoW Protocol)

Today’s guests are Anna George, CEO and Co-Founder and Senior Research Economist Andrea Canidio of ...

The Staking Endgame: Distributed Validator Technology (DVT) w/ Brett Li (Obol Labs)
February 08, 2024
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The Staking Endgame: Distributed Validator Technology (DVT) w/ Brett Li (Obol Labs)

To run Ethereum effectively, you need a dedicated computer with sufficient capabilities, an always-...

The EVM and EVM Object Format (EOF) w/ Danno Ferrin (Swirlds Labs)
February 05, 2024
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The EVM and EVM Object Format (EOF) w/ Danno Ferrin (Swirlds Labs)

In today's podcast, the discussion delves into the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), the computationa...

Building a ZK-Based Blockchain w/ Steve Pack (o1Labs)
February 01, 2024
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Building a ZK-Based Blockchain w/ Steve Pack (o1Labs)

In the context of blockchains, which are inherently resource-limited, ZK cryptography allows for th...

Strange Water February 2024 Announcement
February 01, 202400:03:002.75 MB

Strange Water February 2024 Announcement

The conversations with Ethereum and ZK project contributors have been enlightening, and I've learne...

Bringing Treasuries, Bonds and Traditional Investments On-Chain w/ Norton Wang (Cogito)
January 25, 2024
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Bringing Treasuries, Bonds and Traditional Investments On-Chain w/ Norton Wang (Cogito)

Today's guest is Norton Wang, CTO of the Cogito protocol. Cogito aims to bring traditional financia...

Avalanche, Ethereum and the Future of Distributed Computing w/ Steven Gates (GoGoPool)
January 18, 2024
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Avalanche, Ethereum and the Future of Distributed Computing w/ Steven Gates (GoGoPool)

Today's episode features Steven Gates, the founder of GoGoPool, a prominent staking service for Ava...

The Next Chapter of Modular Blockchains: Proof of SQL w/ Scott Dykstra (Space and Time)
January 11, 2024
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The Next Chapter of Modular Blockchains: Proof of SQL w/ Scott Dykstra (Space and Time)

Ethereum faces challenges not only in execution but also in storing data, where conventional approa...

From Theory to Practice: Ethereum's ZK Evolution w/ Kartin Wong (Hyper Oracle)
January 04, 2024
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From Theory to Practice: Ethereum's ZK Evolution w/ Kartin Wong (Hyper Oracle)

The conversation introduces Kartin Wong, co-founder of Hyper Oracle, a company leveraging the lates...

Reflecting on the State of ZK w/ Kobi Gurkan (Geometry)
December 28, 2023
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Reflecting on the State of ZK w/ Kobi Gurkan (Geometry)

Kobi Gurkan, Geometry's co-founder and head of research, discusses the state of the ZK industry, te...

Hardware Acceleration for ZK Cryptography w/ Leo Fan (Cysic)
December 21, 2023
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Hardware Acceleration for ZK Cryptography w/ Leo Fan (Cysic)

The episode introduces Leo Fan, founder of Cysic, a company addressing ZK's performance problem by ...

Modularity Maximalism w/ Uma Roy (Succinct Labs)
December 14, 2023
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Modularity Maximalism w/ Uma Roy (Succinct Labs)

Uma Roy, the co-founder and CEO of Succinct Labs, recognized an opportunity in the field of zero-kn...

How Storage Proofs Solve Cross Chain Communication w/ Marcello Bardus (Herodotus)
December 07, 2023
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How Storage Proofs Solve Cross Chain Communication w/ Marcello Bardus (Herodotus)

The discussion introduces Marcello Bardus, co-founder of Herodotus, a service aiming to provide dev...

Ethereum's Next Upgrade: The (Solana) SVM w/ Sydney Huang (Eclipse Foundation)
November 30, 2023
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Ethereum's Next Upgrade: The (Solana) SVM w/ Sydney Huang (Eclipse Foundation)

The Eclipse Foundation, represented by today’s guest Sydney Huang, challenges the conventional thin...

ZK Cryptography and the Frontier of Innovation w/ David Wong (ZK Security)
November 23, 2023
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ZK Cryptography and the Frontier of Innovation w/ David Wong (ZK Security)

The interview features David Wong, co-founder of ZK Security, an auditing and consulting firm speci...

Authoring a New Language for the EVM w/ Charles Cooper (Vyper)
November 16, 2023
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Authoring a New Language for the EVM w/ Charles Cooper (Vyper)

Charles Cooper, a core developer of Vyper, an alternative language for Ethereum, highlights the pos...

Danksharding and the KZG Ceremony w/ Carl Beekhuizen (Ethereum Foundation)
November 09, 2023
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01:10:3464.62 MB

Danksharding and the KZG Ceremony w/ Carl Beekhuizen (Ethereum Foundation)

The core decision in Ethereum's decentralization revolves around the minimum computer requirements ...

The (ERC) Ethereum Upgrade Process w/ Joey Santoro (4626 Alliance)
November 02, 2023
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01:04:1058.75 MB

The (ERC) Ethereum Upgrade Process w/ Joey Santoro (4626 Alliance)

Today’s guest is Joey Santoro, a prominent figure in the De-Fi 2.0 era. The primary focus of the di...

How and Why to Build a ZK-Based System w/ Jason Morton (ezkl)
October 26, 2023
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How and Why to Build a ZK-Based System w/ Jason Morton (ezkl)

In the realm of Zero-Knowledge (ZK) cryptography, where the challenge of building a functional prod...

Decentralization Maximalism w/ Superphiz
October 19, 2023
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01:09:1963.47 MB

Decentralization Maximalism w/ Superphiz

The Ethereum community is currently immersed in many dramatic developments, and yet amidst all this...

Reflections from Between Two Cycles w/ Hamzah Khan
October 12, 2023
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Reflections from Between Two Cycles w/ Hamzah Khan

Despite the bear market, there's still significant activity in the crypto world. Builders and specu...

Credibly Neutral Public Goods Funding w/ Trent Van Epps (Protocol Guild)
October 05, 2023
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Credibly Neutral Public Goods Funding w/ Trent Van Epps (Protocol Guild)

Today’s episode is a conversation with Trent Van Epps, an expert in public goods funding and discus...

Installing Ethereum's ZK Coprocessor w/ Yi Sun (Axiom)
September 28, 2023
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Installing Ethereum's ZK Coprocessor w/ Yi Sun (Axiom)

The current landscape of cryptography is exceptionally dynamic and promising. However, there is a s...

The Past, Present and Future of ChainLink w/ ChainLinkGod
September 21, 2023
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The Past, Present and Future of ChainLink w/ ChainLinkGod

The security of Ethereum and similar smart contract-based blockchains is attributed to their isolat...

Cryptography, AI and the ZKML Prover w/ Daniel Shorr (Modulus Labs)
September 14, 2023
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01:04:2358.95 MB

Cryptography, AI and the ZKML Prover w/ Daniel Shorr (Modulus Labs)

This episode of the Strange Water Podcast discusses the competition and convergence of two cutting-...

The Integrated ZK Stack: From Hardware to API w/ Omer Shlomovits (Ingonyama)
September 07, 2023
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The Integrated ZK Stack: From Hardware to API w/ Omer Shlomovits (Ingonyama)

Omer Shlomovits, the CEO of Ingonyama, is working to simplify ZK cryptography by providing tools, S...

The History, Reality and Future of Off-Shore Finance w/ Alex Golubitsky
August 31, 2023
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01:18:0671.52 MB

The History, Reality and Future of Off-Shore Finance w/ Alex Golubitsky

The Strange Water Podcast welcomes Alex Golubitsky, an attorney turned crypto enthusiast, who once ...

The Next Frontier: Trustless Compute w/ Tim, Wolfgang and Rami (RISC Zero)
August 24, 2023
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The Next Frontier: Trustless Compute w/ Tim, Wolfgang and Rami (RISC Zero)

In this episode, we're joined by Tim Carstens, Wolfgang Welz, and Rami Khalil from Risc Zero to del...

Auditing, Security and Safety Inside the EVM w/ 0xTaiga (Consensys Diligence)
August 17, 2023
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Auditing, Security and Safety Inside the EVM w/ 0xTaiga (Consensys Diligence)

The episode's guest, 0xTaiga from Consensys Diligence, sheds light on the intricacies of smart cont...

Building a Decentralized Banking Institution w/ Sam Kazemian (Frax Finance)
August 10, 2023
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01:18:2971.86 MB

Building a Decentralized Banking Institution w/ Sam Kazemian (Frax Finance)

Frax Finance Founder Sam Kazemian discusses his journey to Frax and Frax's journey to v3. The episo...

Remember When Ethereum Almost Ended w/ Hudson Jameson
August 03, 2023
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01:08:2062.58 MB

Remember When Ethereum Almost Ended w/ Hudson Jameson

The episode reflects on past existential moments for Ethereum and brings in a special guest, Hudson...

Blockchain in the (Trad-Fi) Insurance Industry w/ Brendan Picha (RiskStream Collaborative)
July 27, 2023
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Blockchain in the (Trad-Fi) Insurance Industry w/ Brendan Picha (RiskStream Collaborative)

To gain a different perspective, I contacted an old friend, Brendan Picha, who has a history of adv...

Building Between Chains w/ Matt Marino (TapiocaDAO)
July 20, 2023
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Building Between Chains w/ Matt Marino (TapiocaDAO)

This episode of the Strange Water podcast begins with a recent shift in my perspective on Ethereum'...

Beyond the EVM - Computation and the World Computer w/ 0xToki (Umami Finance)
July 13, 2023
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01:07:2261.69 MB

Beyond the EVM - Computation and the World Computer w/ 0xToki (Umami Finance)

In today's episode, we welcome a highly technical guest, 0xToki, a smart contract developer at Umam...

Ethereum, Composability and Creating Options w/ Dan Ugolini (Rysk Finance)
July 06, 2023
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01:09:2663.58 MB

Ethereum, Composability and Creating Options w/ Dan Ugolini (Rysk Finance)

Today's guest, Dan Ugolini, is the Co-Founder of Rysk Finance, the first person that had me captiva...

Lessons from Investing Through 8 Bubbles w/ Dave Levine
June 29, 2023
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Lessons from Investing Through 8 Bubbles w/ Dave Levine

In this episode, Dave Levine, a seasoned investor, shares invaluable lessons from navigating eight ...

Next Generation Stablecoins w/ OneTrueKirk (Volt Protocol)
June 22, 2023
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01:03:1557.91 MB

Next Generation Stablecoins w/ OneTrueKirk (Volt Protocol)

Currently, the discourse surrounding stablecoins is mired in chaos, often getting ensnared in regul...

Staking with Conviction w/ Jasper the Friendly Ghost (Rocket Pool)
June 15, 2023
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01:02:3757.33 MB

Staking with Conviction w/ Jasper the Friendly Ghost (Rocket Pool)

In the midst of the frenzied narratives surrounding Ethereum staking and LSD (Liquid Staking Deriva...

A Sober, Bullish Conversation on NFTs w/ Matt Silverman
June 08, 2023
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01:01:3156.33 MB

A Sober, Bullish Conversation on NFTs w/ Matt Silverman

Despite initial skepticism surrounding NFTs due to the prevalence of scams and toxicity in the spac...

Building, Upgrading and Documenting Ethereum w/ Ben Edgington (Consensys)
June 01, 2023
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01:06:2960.88 MB

Building, Upgrading and Documenting Ethereum w/ Ben Edgington (Consensys)

Ben Edgington is not just a writer and educator; he's a vital figure in the Ethereum community due ...

The Goal: Financial Freedom w/ Aiham and Tenzent (Silo Finance)
May 25, 2023
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01:01:1556.08 MB

The Goal: Financial Freedom w/ Aiham and Tenzent (Silo Finance)

Today’s conversation is a fantastic conversation with Aiham and Tenzent of Silo Finance. Silo is a ...

Bootstrapping a Career in Crypto w/ Nick Westlake (Offchain Labs)
May 18, 2023
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Bootstrapping a Career in Crypto w/ Nick Westlake (Offchain Labs)

In the crypto industry, the focus often centers on technology and rapid ecosystem developments, ove...

Risk Management Maximalism w/ 0xWenMoon (Umami Finance)
May 11, 2023
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00:59:4154.65 MB

Risk Management Maximalism w/ 0xWenMoon (Umami Finance)

In this episode, we delve into the world of De-Fi with WenMoon, a pseudonymous builder whose expert...

Solutions for Real People's Problems w/ Thomas Mattimore (Reserve Finance)
May 04, 2023
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00:59:1754.28 MB

Solutions for Real People's Problems w/ Thomas Mattimore (Reserve Finance)

The crypto industry finds itself in a paradoxical situation, passionately believing in its world-ch...

The Future of Inevitable Ethereum w/ Jack Melnick (Polygon)
April 27, 2023
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The Future of Inevitable Ethereum w/ Jack Melnick (Polygon)

Today we welcome Jack Melnick, responsible for De-Fi business development at Polygon. Over the past...

Building and Fighting for Tomorrow's Technology w/ Alan (Railgun)
April 20, 2023
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01:10:5064.86 MB

Building and Fighting for Tomorrow's Technology w/ Alan (Railgun)

In today's episode, we dive into a conversation with Alan Scott, one of the founders of the Railgun...