Cover image of Joe Lallouz

Joe Lallouz

18 Podcast Episodes

Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

The AWS Of Crypto | Joe Lallouz


On today's episode of Empire, Joe Lallouz, Head of Coinbase Cloud, joins Jason and Santiago to discuss how Coinbase Cloud is building the AWS of crypto.Coinbase Cloud is building blockchain infrastructure and APIs that abstract the complexities of staking, data access, deployment and more. Joe explains the challenges of building in crypto, how Coinbase Cloud is taking on this challenge, and why developer tooling is critical for rapid innovation.We then discuss the importance of crypto's low switching costs, proof-of-stake systems, Lido's staking dominance, and Coinbase's approach to MEV. Blockchain infrastructure isn't the hot topic on Crypto Twitter, but it's the base layer of the entire ecosystem and will soon be a primary talking point. Don't miss this fantastic conversation to stay ahead of the blockchain infrastructure narrative!- -Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitzFollow Joe: https://twitter.com/JoeLallouzSubscribe To Our YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2jSubscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw--ParaSwap:If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out paraswap.io. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices and lowest slippage.--(00:00) Introduction(01:27) The AWS of Crypto(10:57) The Multichain Thesis(16:24) Bundling and Unbundling in Web3(21:56) The Magic of Low Switching Costs(28:11) Move Fast and Don't Break Things(33:48) Building The Secure Foundation(35:19) Is Coinbase a Bridge?(37:27) Paraswap Ad(38:35) Is Lido a Threat to ETH?(45:40) A Coinbase ETH Staking Derivative(48:16) How Coinbase Approaches MEV(51:43) MEV's Moral Hazard(55:19) Blockchain On Demand(59:38) Why ApeCoin Doesn't Need Its Own Chain(1:03:11) Every Company Will Be a Crypto Company(1:06:08) Segments Ripe For Innovation--Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

1hr 10mins

16 May 2022

Episode artwork

Tools For Builders With Joe Lallouz

Fortune Teller Podcast

Today we’re talking with Joe Lallouz, co-founder and CEO of Bison Trails. Joe says his journey into crypto was long but pretty organic. As an engineer, Joe is a very technical person, and it was the technology perspective of crypto that caught his interest early on. He had friends that were more involved in the bitcoin side of things, and they showed him how it worked. The idea of programmable money and digital assets was exciting to Joe, so he started messing around with that. In 2016 he decided he wanted to go full time into crypto and got to work as a builder. He and a friend were working on two different projects, one being a wallet, when they realized that the ecosystem around supporting developers wasn’t great. Joe says there wasn’t a lot of tooling available to builders. That’s when he had an aha moment and realized he could help to make it easier for people to participate. So he took a step back and decided to build a platform to make it easier to build on chains. By the end of 2017 Bison Trails was born.--The Fortune Teller podcast is a discussion between industry leaders in blockchain and financial technologies. The podcast focuses on the development of blockchain-based financial services and outlines the current state of the industry and future predictions for the adoption of decentralized finance. Go to www.teller.finance/


3 Sep 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

Bison Trails Co-Founder Joe Lallouz on Coinbase and Big Changes in the Blockchain Market

StrictlyVC Download

Connie & Alex talk tech news and then chat with Joe Lallouz, co-founder of Bison Trails, a blockchain infrastructure that was snapped up by Coinbase before its mega-public offering earlier this month.Music: 1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance)4. "Pamgaea" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea)5. "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode)


1 May 2021

Episode artwork

Mergers and Acquisitions in Crypto, with Joe Lallouz of Bison Trails

The Metaverse Podcast

We talk with Joe Lallouz about Bison Trail’s recent acquisition by Coinbase, and why it is a net good for the wider crypto ecosystem. As a serial founder, who has now enjoyed multiple exits we hear about the process of an M&A from the inside, and explore Bisom Trail’s continuing mission to not just serve the biggest corporations in the space, like Coinbase or Facebook Libra, but the longtail of dApps and startups through a commitment to the democratization of finance technology. 


15 Mar 2021

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Joe Lallouz - Bison Trails - When Have We Reached Blockchain Adoption?

Bitcoin Radio

Joe Lallouz, CEO at Bison Trails sits down with Patrick McLain of REIMAGINE to talk about how co-founders drive and complement each other and how he would define the milestone of blockchain adoption. Twitter Joe Lallouz: https://twitter.com/joelallouz Twitter Bison Trails: https://twitter.com/bisontrails LinkedIn Bison Trails: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bisontrails Website Bison Trails: https://bisontrails.co/


8 Feb 2021

Episode artwork

343: Joe Lallouz On Building Blockchain Infrastructure

The Pomp Podcast

Joe Lallouz is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in New York City. He is the CEO of Bison Trails, a leading blockchain infrastructure company helping democratize access to blockchain networks. Joe previously co-founded a business that was acquired by Etsy in 2014.In this conversation, we discuss having employees mine Bitcoin on company servers, modern crypto networks, decentralized infrastructure, ASW centralization risk for altcoins, and creating technical resilience. ===============================LVL is a mobile banking app that provides an integrated Bitcoin and traditional bank account experience for a flat $9 monthly fee. They have no trading commission like Coinbase and no hidden spread like Robinhood. Your cash is held in a private, FDIC-insured checking account and you can buy and sell Bitcoin as many times as you want and only pay the monthly $9 flat fee. Legendary Bitcoiners Jimmy Song and Willy Woo are already advisors and we liked it so much that we invested in the company. This is a no brainer and it will save you an incredible amount of money, so go sign up at lvl.co/pomp or use promo code "pomp".===============================The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is the first of its kind to bring the exhilaration of crypto trading competition to the global stage. WSOT believes in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and power for crypto trading. This bi-annual event aims to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie among crypto derivatives traders from around the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space. This year’s prize pool is a whopping 200 BTC. Sign up here: http://www.bybit.com/wsot_warmup?===============================Pomp writes a daily letter to over 50,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com


23 Jul 2020

Episode artwork

Joe Lallouz, CEO of Bison Trails on the Intersection of Technology, Crypto and Finance

The Wolf Of All Streets

Joe Lallouz Founder and CEO of Bison Trails has positioned him and his company at the crossroads between major financial institutions and cryptocurrencies. Bison Trails is bridging the gap between tech, developers, crypto projects, and major financial institutions, which has resulted in him working alongside crypto’s most notable projects including Libra, Tezos, and ETH 2.0. Scott Melker and Joe Lallouz further discuss what it means to be a pioneer in the crypto space, the incredible pace of DeFi innovation, the imminence of mass adoption, the government's current role in the cryptocurrency space and more.---ROUNDLYXRoundlyX allows you to dollar-cost-average into crypto with our spare change "Roundup" investing tool, manage multiple crypto exchange accounts in one dashboard and access curated digital asset content and services. Visit RoundlyX and use promo code "WOLF" to learn more about accumulating your favorite digital assets when making everyday purchases and earn $4 in free Bitcoin.---VOYAGERThis episode is brought to you by Voyager, your new favorite crypto broker. Trade crypto fast and commission-free the easy way. Earn up to 6% interest on top coins with no lockups and no limits. Download the Voyager app and use code “SCOTT25” to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you create your account---If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

1hr 1min

23 Jun 2020

Episode artwork

Bison Trails CEO Joe Lallouz on Crypto Infrastructure & Working With Libra

Messari's Unqualified Opinions

Bison Trails is an infrastructure-as-a-service company that allows anyone to run a node for multiple blockchains. This gives Bison Trails CEO Joe Lallouz the unique vantage point of seeing all of the major projects in the space at a granular level. Bison Trails is one of the founding members of the Libra Association who stuck around when top names were backing out due to regulatory pressure. In this conversation Joe discusses the origins of the company, how they select which chains they support and why they’re excited about participating in the Libra project. ---Special thanks to our sponsors:Lukka - Crypto taxes made simple. Use the promo code "MESSARITAX" and get $5 off the normal price of $19.95 Crypto.com - The best place to Buy, Earn, Pay with Crypto.Bitstamp is the original global cryptocurrency exchange. Since 2011, we’ve been a cornerstone of the industry, earning the trust of over four million individuals and top financial institutions looking for a reliable trading venue. Whether you’re trading on our web platform, mobile app or industry-leading APIs, Bitstamp gives you the professional-grade tools you need to execute your strategy. Download the Bitstamp app or visit Bitstamp.net/Pro to learn more and start trading today!If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io


8 May 2020

Episode artwork

What is Libra’s Mission? Bison Trails CEO Joe Lallouz on being a Founding Member of the Libra Initiative, and the Market Shift Happening Today

The Charlie Shrem Show

Joe Lallouz, CEO of Bison Trails joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They begin talking about imposter syndrome, something they both agree is common in crypto, and move on to discuss the New York crypto scene. Joe talks about Bison Trails and its focus on non-Proof of Work blockchain infrastructure, tells the origin story of the name, and talks about his background in engineering and economics. But Charlie has clearly been itching to ask about Joe's participation in the Libra Association. Joe obliges and discusses their guiding mission, the response to Facebook's Libra announcement, other aspects of Libra as well as the decentralization spectrum and centralization points in the industry. Joe goes on to cover the decision-making process with Bison Trails before they finish up discussing the future of crypto and whether people need to know what crypto is for it to be mainstream.---BitPay gives you the tools to live life on crypto. Whether you want to send crypto to friends, use crypto to buy video games or computer parts, or turn crypto into gift cards for more than 100 mainstream brands, the BitPay app has you covered. You can hold your own private keys in a secure wallet while accessing the best of crypto commerce. Get started at bitpay.com/wallet.---Bitpanda is a fintech based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2014 by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology. Bitpanda’s mission is to tear down the barriers to investing and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and 120 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider license, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. Users can currently trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, gold and over 20 other digital assets.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

1hr 12mins

12 Mar 2020

Episode artwork

Joe Lallouz: Bison Trails – Building a Better Proof of Stake Ecosystem for Everyone

Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

Joe Lallouz is the CEO of Bison Trails, who provide staking infrastructure for a variety of PoS blockchains. They have built a really impressive system for deploying nodes across multiple cloud services. In light of the $25m recently raised by Bison Trails, Joe shares their vision to build a better PoS ecosystem for everyone, the types of customer they run validators for, and the cutting edge stuff they're working on in terms of deployment, redundancy and key storage. We also hear their view on infrastructure centralization in PoS, protocol improvements, and Bison Trails' role with Libra Association.Topics covered in this episode:How Bison Trails got started and their vision to build a better proof of stake ecosystem for everyoneThe types of customer they run validators for and their approach to improving the productThe networks they support and their approach to adding new networksBison Trail’s technical infrastructure design and the cutting edge stuff they're working on in terms of deployment, redundancy and key storageHow the company thinks about infrastructure centralization in PoSThe company’s involvement in different crypto communities and discussions around protocol improvementsBison Trail’s role with Libra Association and how they are participating in the technical design of the protocolEpisode links: Bison Trails WebsiteBison Trails Raises $25M in Funding Round Led by Blockchain CapitalBison Trails - LibraBison Trails - Blockchain Capital BlogBison Trails TwitterJoe Lallous TwitterSponsors: ShapeShift: ShapeShift is the leading crypto platform offering zero-commission trading - https://shapeshift.com/Status: A multi-purpose communication tool that combines a peer-to-peer messenger, secure crypto wallet, and web3 browser - https://status.im/This episode is hosted by Meher Roy & Sunny Aggarwal. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/329

1hr 23mins

3 Mar 2020