January 13, 2023
Redstone Finance and Warp Smart Contracts Founder Jakub Wojciechowski joins the show to discuss his founding journey in web3 and what’s next for his projects and the Arweave ecosystem.
Last year, Redstone Finance raised $7mm from Blockchain Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Lemniscap and others to provide the highest quality cheap and speedy data streams for web3 protocols.
In the same year, the team launched Warp Smart Contracts. Warp is an abstraction of Arweave’s SmartWeave smart contracting platform. With Warp’s sequencer, transactions are bundled for permanent storage on Arweave through a gateway that robustly ensures high speeds.
Excitingly, Warp recently announced the capacity to run NLP models within smart contracts - a massive advance for the future of an autonomous web.
Building Infrastructure from Scratch
Growing Communities & Teams
Outlooks on web3
December 1, 2022
In this week's episode, Archie speaks with Bundlr COO Amelia Guertin on a range of topics revolving around the importance of easy, cheap storage & uploads to web3 systems.
Amélia is the Chief Operating Officer at Bundlr Network. Bundlr is a decentralised network optimized to provide infinitely scalable, fast and composable web3 data storage solutions by bundling transactions to send to Arweave for persistent storage.
Bundlr is bringing the speed and ease of traditional data storage solutions to web3 blockchain technology. They make it easy, cheap & quick for developers and businesses to store their data on Arweave from multiple blockchains.
00:37 - What is Bundlr?
9:39 - Why use Bundlr Network?
25:33 - The Future of Web3
Connect with Amélia on LinkedIn and Twitter
Visit Bundlr’s website and connect with them on Twitter and Discord
November 18, 2022
In this week’s episode, Archie chats with Fluidcoins CEO Lanre Adelowo about the story of Fluidcoins and its future in the context of self-custodied banking in Africa.
Lanre Adelowo is the CEO of Fluidcoins, a startup focusing on APIs to enable businesses to support crypto payments. Fluidcoins recently announced its latest product, wallet-as-a-service, which will enabl, businesses to offer crypto-powered financial services/products to customers using stablecoins.
00:54 - The Fluidcoins Story
17:28 - Wide Open Banking
24:27 - Fluidcoins & The Future of Africa
Connect with Lanre on LinkedIn
Visit Fluidcoins’ website and follow them on Twitter
A recipe for Amala, Lanre’s dish of choice.
In this week’s episode of the Hansa Protocol Weekly, Hansa’s Investment analyst Archie Whitford is joined by FirstBatch founder Kerim Kaya.
Kerim Kaya is the co-founder of FirstBatch; A Proof of Interest protocol designed to immediately generate hundreds of data-driven zero-knowledge interest attestations for millions of users to assess engagement, create communities and optimize customisation & recommendations. For the layman, it is a form of ‘data backpack’ that allows users to self-determine their interests, and in doing so allow them to capture some of the value that their favourite applications derive from their activity on those platforms and engagement with those communities.
00:32 - An Introduction to FirstBatch and Decentralised Identity (DiD)
06:02 - The Role of AI in DiD
17:59 - The Furthest Frontiers for FirstBatch & Digital Identities
Connect with Kerim on LinkedIn
Visit FirstBatch’s website and follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn
October 13, 2022
Scott Dykstra is the CTO and Co-Founder of Space and Time, a decentralised data warehouse for blockchain applications enabling the future of a trustless web. Having raised $10 million in a seed funding round led by Framework Ventures earlier this year, they went on to receive a further $20mm in strategic investment from Microsoft this month. Space and Time plans to release the test version of its platform (or testnet) around April 2023 with plans for the mainnet to follow in September of next year.
00:31 - The Who, What & Why of Space & Time
03:07 - Challenges in the web2-web3 Transition
20:10 - In the Weeds
26:32 - Alpha Time
Connect with Scott on LinkedIn
Follow Scott on Twitter
Visit Space and Time’s website and follow them on Twitter and Instagram
Scott’s movie recommendation:
Primer - Sci-Fi movie that won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize
Watch the trailer here
September 21, 2022
In this week’s episode of Hansa Protocol Weekly, Investment Analyst Archie Whitford is joined by Brennan Lamey.
Brennan is the founder of Kwil, the first decentralized & community-owned SQL database solution for building dApps and protocols. Building on KwilDB means radically faster development times, the ability to quickly execute highly complex queries across massive data sets, and ease of access to data from other applications, enabling extreme composability.
"We wanted to make sure that we're building an actually decentralized social and not just a social media that uses cryptocurrency... Being totally decentralized is our guiding mantra."
00:29 - The Need for Decentralised Databases
07:13 - Permanence & web3-enabled Data Solutions
11:06 - Kwil’s solution for data composability
15:50 - Kwil’s value proposition to the traditional web
29:10 - Kwil’s current priorities and future plans
Connect with Brennan on Twitter and LinkedIn
Visit Kwil’s website and follow them on Twitter
If you are a skilled Golang or Distributed Systems architect, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com to express interest in working with Kwil.
September 14, 2022
In this week’s (inaugural) episode of Hansa Protocol Weekly, Hansa Network investment analyst Archie Whitford is joined by Seb Campos Groth.
Seb is the Chief Operating Officer at Arweave. Arweave is a pioneering decentralised storage protocol that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to truly store data forever. As a collectively owned hard drive that never forgets, Arweave allows us to remember and preserve valuable information, apps, and history indefinitely.
02:30 - Seb’s transition from Techstars to a COO role in Arweave
07:52 - The key things to make protocols go right
16:53 - How to build a successful community
20:46 - Staying Competitive as a Protocol
27:23 The Open Web Foundry
Seb also discusses best practice approaches to incubating web3 startups through the Open Web Foundry, what makes Arweave different from the alternatives from a developer standpoint, and much more. Don’t miss this episode and join us at hansa.network!
Connect with Sebastian on LinkedIn
Follow Arweave on Twitter
Visit Arweave’s website
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