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Decentralize This!

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Enigma’s new podcast “Decentralize This!” features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise — all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future?

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Enigma’s new podcast “Decentralize This!” features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise — all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future?

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Great guests, Great Host

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Awesome Material

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Great guests, Great Host

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Decentralize This!

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Enigma’s new podcast “Decentralize This!” features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise — all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future?

Rank #1: Special Ep 1 - Bruce Schneier - The Existential Threat of Hyper-connecting the World

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our first special episode features Bruce Schneier. Bruce is one of the world's foremost security experts and researchers, having authored hundreds of articles, essays, and papers as well as over a dozen books. He is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), AccessNow, and the Tor Project. His latest book, "Click Here to Kill Everybody," explores the existential threats we've created by hyper-connecting our modern world - and how governments and people can move to protect our future, before it's too late. On this important episode, Bruce talks with Tor about new kinds of threats to our physical security, who bears the cost of these risks in society, why breaches like Equifax are only just the beginning, and what meaningful policies could help us to prevent catastrophe - if we move quickly. Going beyond our regular interviews, special episodes of Decentralize This! highlight important global issues and the leaders who are dedicated to solving them. For people building and scaling adoption of decentralized technologies, it is critical to understand the real problems and threats our world faces - the "Why" that helps define our "What." Why is it so critical that we build the right things and scale them the right way? What about the world must we work to change? ---- Relevant links: Bruce Schneier: https://www.schneier.com/ Berkman Klein Center: https://cyber.harvard.edu/ EFF: https://www.eff.org Click Here to Kill Everybody: https://www.amazon.com/Click-Here-Kill-Everybody-Hyper-connected-ebook/dp/B07BLMQKZK Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Jan 29 2019
41 mins
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Rank #2: Ep 10 - Ari Paul - Creating and Capturing the Value of Decentralization

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our tenth episode features Ari Paul. Ari is a managing partner and CIO at BlockTower Capital, which is one of the leading cryptoasset investment firms. He has a fairly traditional finance background, having worked previously as a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago as well as a derivatives marketmaker and trader, and he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. However, Ari has fully embraced the potential of cryptoassets and you’ll often hear him advocating for them on mainstream channels like CNBC or Bloomberg. He’s also generous with his thoughts on Twitter, where he will post at length about complex topics and how he develops his investment theses. On this episode Ari discusses with Tor how he got into the crypto space, how he and BlockTower evaluate opportunities, whether or not decentralized protocols are winner-take-all, capturing versus creating new value, and what the largest barriers are to the adoption of these new technologies at scale. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? **Disclosure: BlockTower invests in and actively trade many cryptocurrencies, long and short, and may have positions in assets discussed in this podcast.** ---- Relevant links: Ari's Twitter: www.twitter.com/aridavidpaul Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Nov 20 2018
52 mins
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Rank #3: Ep 13 - Erick Pinos - How to Inspire and Empower the Next Generation of Decentralizers

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our thirteenth episode features Erick Pinos. Erick is currently the executive director of the Blockchain Education Network, or BEN. BEN's mission is creating a more open world by promoting technological literacy and decentralization. They focus on building and supporting communities of students around the world who are interested in decentralized technologies and their applications. Previously Erick was the president of the MIT Bitcoin Club, and he's an experienced organizer and educator as well as a developer and entrepreneur. On this episode Erick discusses how he became interested in bitcoin and decentralization, the importance of a positive first experience in the decentralization space, how to build global and local communities of passionate students, and why now is the best time to get involved with decentralization - and the worst time to give up on the space. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Blockchain Education Network: https://www.blockchainedu.org/ Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Dec 11 2018
46 mins
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Rank #4: Ep 18 - Jameson Lopp - Protecting Privacy and People in a Decentralized World

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our eighteenth episode features Jameson Lopp. Jameson is an experienced engineer who has been working full-time in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space since 2015, contributing to a number of different projects. He is currently the CTO of Casa, which builds best-in-class key management solutions as well as Casa Node, a Bitcoin and Lightning node that can be used in your home. He is also the creator of Statoshi, a fork of Bitcoin Core aiming to analyze statistics of Bitcoin nodes. Jameson writes frequently on Bitcoin, personal privacy, security, and much more. On this episode Jameson talks with Tor about what it means to be a "cypherpunk", how his own extreme experiences have shaped his perspective on privacy and security, how individuals can be incentivized to solve systemic issues, and how Casa in particular is empowering users and enabling a more decentralized ecosystem. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Jameson's Webpage: https://lopp.net/ Casa: https://keys.casa Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Feb 05 2019
52 mins
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Rank #5: Ep 17 - Alex Wearn - The Opportunities and Challenges of Decentralized Exchanges

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our seventeenth episode features Alex Wearn. Alex is the co-founder and CEO of Aurora, the creators of IDEX. IDEX is a hybrid decentralized token exchange built on Ethereum, combining decentralized elements (such as custody) with off-chain infrastructure that keeps IDEX fast, liquid, and a high-quality trading experience for users. As a result, IDEX is one of the most used applications built on Ethereum. IDEX’s hybrid model could provide a blueprint for developers looking to actually achieve adoption for their products — but it’s not without its drawbacks or challenges. On this episode Alex talks with Tor about the difference between “true decentralization” and “pragmatic decentralization”, whether code should be law, why liquidity is the most essential element for any exchange, and what the impact of regulation might be on the nascent decentralization space. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Aurora: https://auroradao.com/ IDEX: https://idex.market Pragmatic Decentralization: https://medium.com/aurora-dao/pragmatic-decentralization-how-idex-will-approach-industry-regulations-8b109212128a Staking: https://medium.com/aurora-dao/idex-launches-aura-staking-learn-how-to-earn-platform-trading-fees-or-increased-trading-rewards-2babf29244a8 Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Jan 22 2019
49 mins
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Rank #6: Ep 9 - Nathan Schneider - Platform Cooperativism and the Meaning of Decentralization

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our ninth episode features Nathan Schneider. Nathan is a journalist and author as well as a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He’s written some really interesting books, including one about the Occupy movement and another about God, so he has some experience tackling fairly complex topics. His latest book is called “Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that is Shaping the Next Economy,” and it focuses on the role of cooperatives in our society - and in our future. As a result, Nathan has some very interesting and relevant ideas about “decentralization” as a movement and as a term, and he recently wrote a piece titled “What to do once you admit that decentralizing everything never seems to work.” On this episode Nathan and Tor discuss platform cooperativism, trust and accountability, the value of privacy, the difference between protocols and platforms, and how we should be defining this weird term “decentralization” - and whether it is a goal in itself or a means to another end. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Nathan’s Website: https://nathanschneider.info Everything for Everyone: https://nathanschneider.info/books/everything-for-everyone/ Hackernoon Article: https://hackernoon.com/decentralizing-everything-never-seems-to-work-2bb0461bd168 Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Nov 13 2018
51 mins
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Rank #7: Ep 19 - Max Brody - Decentralizing Social Media and Creating New Income

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our nineteenth episode features Max Brody. Max is the co-founder and CEO of Cent, a social network built on Ethereum that aims to get creators paid directly for sharing their work and wisdom. Cent is another example of a “hybrid dApp”, where parts of the product are decentralized (and other parts centralized) for the ultimate benefit of users. Max himself is an experienced designer as well as a musician and writer, so he understands how to build products that can work for a mainstream audience of creators, not just developers. On this episode Max talks with Tor about why he started Cent, how his team has chosen what parts of the product to decentralize, why he believes art and artists will proliferate on the Cent platform, and whether he sees Facebook as a competitor — or as a danger to society. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Cent: www.cent.co Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Feb 12 2019
53 mins
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Rank #8: Ep 3 - Richard Craib - How to Decentralize Investing

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our third episode features Richard Craib, Founder of Numerai - a decentralized hedge fund with a really interesting model. He recently announced Erasure, an unstoppable decentralized data marketplace. Richard talks about how and why he started Numerai and Erasure, the importance of protecting data, what other kinds of organizations blockchain and decentralized tech can enable, and what it might take for people to actually leave traditional jobs and work for these new types of organizations. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? Thanks to Enigma Ambassador Josh Lines for his help in producing this episode. ----- Relevant links: Numerai: https://www.numer.ai Erasure: https://www.erasure.xxx Enigma: https://www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: https://blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Oct 11 2018
47 mins
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Rank #9: Ep 15 - Don Gossen - Data Provenance and Building Bridges to Decentralization

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our fifteenth episode features Don Gossen. Don is the co-founder of Ocean Protocol, a decentralized data exchange protocol and one of Enigma’s launch partners. Don has spent his entire career focused on data, analytics, and business intelligence, working in many different countries around the world. He is an expert in how organizations use and consume data — and he has seen first-hand the challenges they face in doing so.  On this episode Don talks with Tor about data provenance and privacy, how to bridge the established centralized world and emerging decentralized systems, how organizations can embrace blockchain-based data solutions, and the critical importance of making the decentralization space more collaborative — and less tribal. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Ocean Protocol: www.oceanprotocol.com Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Jan 08 2019
50 mins
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Rank #10: Ep 14 - Glen Weyl - Radically Creating a More Equal and Decentralized World

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our fourteenth episode features Glen Weyl. Glen is a political economist and social technologist who is focused on how new technologies and markets can create a more equal, cooperative society. He’s best known in the blockchain space for his work with Vitalik Buterin on their paper “Liberal Radicalism” (coauthored with Zoë Hitzig), and he’s deeply passionate about building a global movement for change. Glen is also the coauthor of “Radical Markets”, and he teaches at Princeton University and is a principal researcher at Microsoft in New York. On this episode Glen discusses what Liberal Radicalism represents, how mechanisms like quadratic voting and Harberger taxes can be applied at small scale and globally, why we should treat data as a product of labor, and why we must pursue and value social innovation as much as technological innovation. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Glen’s email: glen@radicalxchange.org Radicalxchange: www.radicalxchange.org Enigma: www.enigma.co
 Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co 
Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Dec 18 2018
53 mins
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Rank #11: Ep 5 - Anthony Pompliano - How to Grow, for Decentralizers

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our fifth episode features Anthony Pompliano from Morgan Creek Digital Assets. Anthony is an investor and entrepreneur who has built a large audience for his wisdom about the decentralization space and digital asset markets, from his daily newsletter to his podcast Off the Chain to his large Twitter following. On this episode, we talk about Anthony's journey to his present role, from the military, to his time at Facebook, to his VC firm Full Tilt Capital. We discuss how to have a "growth mindset" in the decentralization space, what we can learn (and not learn) from companies like Facebook, how to design growth loops - and we also talk for a while about his pinned message on Twitter. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Off the Chain: https://offthechain.substack.com/ Anthony's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/apompliano Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Oct 22 2018
55 mins
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Rank #12: Ep 20 - Tony Sheng - Building Virtual Worlds and Valuing Decentralization

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our twentieth episode features Tony Sheng. Tony is currently leading product at Decentraland, an open virtual world running on Ethereum. He's also a prolific writer in the decentralization space, and he publishes weekly on topics ranging from in-game economies and growth models to investment valuations, governance, and censorship. Previously Tony worked on products at companies like Google and AltspaceVR, and he remains very interested in virtual reality. On this episode Tony talks about what he's currently reading and writing, what important metrics are for early-stage projects, how replacement cost can be used as a valuation model, and how growth, ownership, and games are all interconnected. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Tony's website: www.tonysheng.com Decentraland: www.decentraland.org Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Feb 19 2019
51 mins
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Rank #13: Ep 12 - Luis Cuende - Realizing The Promise of Decentralized Organizations

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our twelfth episode features Luis Cuende. Luis is the cofounder of Aragon, a platform that allows anyone to create and manage decentralized organizations. He’s an incredible thinker and builder, having published his first book at 18 and having been named to Forbes 30 under 30. Aragon also recently released a new version of their platform on the Ethereum mainnet, which Luis and Tor discuss. On this episode we’ll also talk why Luis got into the blockchain space, the power of decentralized, autonomous organizations, where our current centralized systems are falling short, and the conflicts between regulation and decentralization - and how those have impacted both Luis and Aragon. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Aragon Blog: blog.aragon.org Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Dec 04 2018
45 mins
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Rank #14: Ep 16 - Andrew Keys - Building a Stronger ConsenSys in a Decentralized World

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our sixteenth episode features Andrew Keys. Andrew works at ConsenSys, where he leads their financial services arm, ConsenSys Capital. He was previously head of global business development for ConsenSys and started the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). He has extensive experience with entrepreneurship and capital markets, and he has seen first hand what it really takes to drive the adoption of decentralized technologies by businesses around the world. On this episode Andrew talks with Tor about the evolution of ConsenSys and its vision, developing a new language for decentralization, how to start building products for millions of users instead of hundreds, and, as is Andrew’s annual tradition, his biggest predictions for 2019. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Consensys: www.consensys.net Enterprise Ethereum Alliance: www.entethalliance.org Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Jan 15 2019
53 mins
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Rank #15: Ep 22 - Loi Luu - Inter-token Liquidity and the Rise of the Decentralized Finance Ecosystem

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our twenty-second episode features Loi Luu. Loi is the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, an on-chain liquidity network for inter-token transactions. Kyber is focused on providing and creating liquidity across the entire decentralized finance ecosystem, and they've integrated with dozens of projects to facilitate use cases from token-based payments to portfolio rebalancing. Loi previously earned his PhD in Computer Science at the National University of Singapore and wrote his thesis on blockchain security. On this episode Loi talks about how and why Kyber's vision has expanded since its early days, how they've become leaders on collaboration within the decentralized finance space, and how he thinks young people see Ethereum and cryptoassets differently from older generations - and what it means for future adoption. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: 
Kyber Network: https://kyber.network Wrapped Bitcoin: https://wbtc.network Enigma: www.enigma.co 
Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co 
Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Mar 05 2019
48 mins
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Rank #16: Ep 21 - Josh Cincinnati - Transactional Privacy and How Foundations Help Decentralization

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our twenty-first episode features Josh Cincinnati. Josh is the executive director of the Zcash Foundation, a non-profit focused on financial privacy and in particular serving users of the Zcash protocol. Zcash itself is a digital currency that provides enhanced privacy for users. Neither the foundation or the currency is to be confused with Zcash the company, which recently rebranded itself as the Electric Coin Company (but not quite in time for this podcast recording!). All of this can be a little confusing — but fortunately, Josh helps break down these definitions and relationships, as well as the mission of the Zcash Foundation, on this podcast.  On this episode Josh talks about the purpose of foundations (and Zcash Foundation in particular), how he thinks about privacy for individuals, how to get millions of people actually using Zcash, and why we should still have trust in blockchain technology — even if Bruce Schneier is a skeptic. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Zcash Foundation: https://www.zfnd.org Zcash: https://z.cash Bruce Schneier’s WIRED article: https://www.wired.com/story/theres-no-good-reason-to-trust-blockchain-technology/ Bruce Schneier on Decentralize This!: https://blog.enigma.co/decentralize-this-special-episode-1-bruce-schneier-8f8546da8b82
 Enigma: www.enigma.co
 Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co
 Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Feb 26 2019
52 mins
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Rank #17: Ep 11 - Alison Macrina - Protecting Privacy with Decentralization

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our eleventh episode features Alison Macrina. Alison is the Community Team Lead at the Tor Project. The Tor Project primarily maintains the Tor anonymity network, which allows users to browse the internet while preserving their privacy. Tor is decentralized by design, utilizing a principle called "onion routing," and they have nodes all over the world. Alison is also the founder of the Library Freedom Project, which helps educate librarians about the importance of privacy and gives them resources to help organize and educate their communities. On this episode Alison and Tor (the podcast host, not the project) discuss how the Tor network protects its users, how preserving privacy is essential to human freedom, the relationship between decentralization and privacy, the dangers of "growth at all costs," and why she's skeptical of many of the people and projects in the blockchain space. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Tor Project: https://www.torproject.org Library Freedom Project: https://libraryfreedomproject.org Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://eff.org Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Nov 27 2018
49 mins
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Rank #18: Ep 6 - Nevin Freeman - Stablecoins and Decentralizing Money

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our sixth episode features Nevin Freeman from Reserve Protocol. Nevin is the co-founder of Reserve, which is producing a stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar. Stablecoins have become a hot topic of conversation around the decentralization space as more and more stablecoins have recently launched  -  but due to their complexity and novelty, stablecoins remain poorly understood. On this episode, Nevin and Tor talk about how stablecoins are critical to the adoption of blockchain technology, what growth looks like for a successful stablecoin, and what stablecoins can enable in a decentralized world. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Reserve Protocol: https://www.reserveprotocol.com MakerDAO Analysis: https://medium.com/reserve-currency/our-analysis-of-the-makerdao-protocol-4a9872c1a824 Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Oct 25 2018
44 mins
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Rank #19: Ep 7 - James Duffy - Scaling Decentralized Apps and Games

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our seventh episode features James Duffy from Loom Network. James is the the CMO and co-founder of Loom, where they're building a scaling solution for decentralized applications. Loom Network is particularly focused on games and social applications. James and Tor talk about scalability, why Loom is building for the Ethereum ecosystem, why user experience is the real blocker to adoption of decentralized applications, and how blockchain games can be better than traditional games  - as well as critical for onboarding new users and developers into the decentralized ecosystem. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Loom Network: https://www.loomx.io Loom Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/loomnetwork Loom Blog: https://medium.com/loom-network Enigma: https://www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: https://blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Oct 30 2018
51 mins
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Rank #20: Ep 8 - Michael Casey - Data, Privacy, and Decentralization

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Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our eighth episode features Michael Casey. Michael Casey is a hugely influential voice in the blockchain and decentralization space, as a writer, educator, advisor, and many other roles. He spent over 18 years at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires before joining the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, where he is now a senior advisor. He is the author of multiple books, including The Age of Cryptocurrency and his most recent book, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything. Michael also serves as chairman of the advisory board at CoinDesk, where he still writes a weekly column, and he's recently started a new company: Network Effects. Michael discusses with Tor how he first got interested in the blockchain and decentralization space, the potential impact of global regulation, how popular social platforms fail at decentralization and privacy, how journalists can better measure and communicate the value of decentralized technologies and projects, and, for at least a couple minutes, crowdsourced singing holograms. Enigma's new podcast "Decentralize This!" features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise - all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future? ---- Relevant links: Michael's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikejcasey Michael's columns: https://www.coindesk.com/author/mikejcasey/ Michael's books: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-J.-Casey/e/B001JRYOHI Enigma: www.enigma.co Enigma Blog: blog.enigma.co Enigma Twitter: www.twitter.com/enigmampc

Nov 06 2018
50 mins
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