In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Kosala Hemachandra, CEO of MyEtherWallet. Bobby interviewed Kosala on the background of MyEtherWalllet, its business model, his thoughts on ETH 2.0 and Layer 2, their experience with phishing attacks, as well as MyEtherWallet’s future plans.[00:00:02] Intro[00:01:07] Introduction of MyEtherWallet[00:05:28] MyEtherWallet’s business model[00:10:55] Thoughts about Layer 2 and ETH 2.0[00:17:39] Thoughts on multi-chain[00:19:51] MyEtherWallet’s Chrome extension[00:21:59] Stories of phishing attack [00:30:19] How big is MyEtherWallet team?[00:33:00] Plans for MyEtherWallet for the next few yearsQuotes from the episode:“There are a ton of like actual Layer 2 solutions that I prefer, and we are actually in talks with some of them on integrating them to MyEtherWallet and MEW wallet and all of our other products.” [00:11:56]“There're like 1000, 1500 people will just go and report spam the Chrome extension. And then Google, without knowing anything, they'll take down the extension. And now these phishers will put up a different extension with the same name. So unfortunately people do download these like fake extensions.” [00:20:12]“So we will always be open source, trustworthy and be the nexus point of Ethereum. That's where I want to be, we want to be as the whole team." [00:33:48]LinksMyEtherWallet - http://myetherwallet.com/CoinGecko - https://www.coingecko.com/Social MediaMyEtherWallet:https://twitter.com/myetherwallethttps://t.me/myetherwalletCoinGecko:https://twitter.com/coingeckohttps://t.me/coingecko
MyEtherWallet Founder Kosala Hemachandra on the Future of Ethereum and World Crypto
Kosala Hemachandra, Founder of MyEtherWallet, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.Charlie and Kosala discuss MyEtherWallet, money as a form of control, what is MyEtherWallet, effects of Coronavirus on crypto, what are hardware wallets, onboarding new crypto users, creating a great user experience, tools to help people, origins of MyEtherWallet,Bitcoin being battle tested, global crypto users, and keeping your private key safe.–––Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry.Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe.–––This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io
BCS Ethereum Show 2: Kosala Hemachandra - MyEtherWallet
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Kosala Hemachandra is the founder of MyEtherWallet, a safe, free, open-source wallet that puts you in control of your private keys as the nexus for all interactions on the Ethereum blockchain. This episode includes: How crypto wallets have evolved and where MEW's heading Why MEW sees mobile as the next wave of financial inclusion ETH 2.0 How his quick visit to see his family in Sri Lanka means he's running his company while locked down at his parent's home indefinitely
Base Layer Episode 136: Kosala Hemachandra & Brian Norton from MEW
Kosala Hemachandra & Brian Norton from MEW joins Base Layer for a great chat. MEW offers a nexus point for transacting in the Ethereum ecosystem, providing unprecedented access, a secure wallet, and comprehensive education that allows anyone to quickly take advantage of all the benefits of crypto has to offer since 2015. Kosala built the first version of MEW just weeks after Ethereum’s launch in 2015 to help non-coders gain access to Ethereum at a time when only command line code instructions were available, making it difficult even for seasoned developers to transact in ETH. Since then, MEW has continued a steady stream of updates to its web and mobile versions, allowing users to buy, sell, and swap ETH and ERC20s, as well as participate in DeFi and use Dapps built on the Ethereum ecosystem. In March 2020, released MEW wallet, a full-featured mobile wallet app for Samsung, Android, and iPhone with all the features of MEW online accessible by phone.
Crypto Was Made for Crises: MEW's Kosala Hemachandra
Hello Defiers! This week’s interview is with MyEtherWallet founder and CEO Kosala Hemachandra. As the head of one of the most popular Ethereum interfaces, Kosala has a unique perspective on how the global pandemic has impacted activity. He also shared how coronavirus has disrupted his own life, and talks about what it’s like to run a company from his bedroom at his family’s home in Sri Lanka, on opposite timezones as the rest of his team. He also talks about how crypto was built for crises, about the importance of building a decentralized product —if it’s custodial, it’s not worth it— and what he believes the future of digital wallets will look like. Lastly, he told me about MEW’s next big projects: a DEX.