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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Mar 19, 2019

Ameen Soleimani, CEO of Spankchain, comes on the show to discuss his latest effort to fund Ethereum development through the decentralized autonomous organization MolochDAO. He describes how it works, plus we cover competition in the smart contract space and whether we're seeing the emergence of Ethereum maximalism.

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Episode links:

MolochDAO website:

MolochDAO on Twitter:

MolochDAO white paper:

Moloch Github:

State of Ethereum 2.0 report:

Ameen's tweet storm on MolochDAO:

MolochDAO tweetstorm with update on members, etc.:

MolochDAO presentation at ETHDenver:

 Post by Dino Mark, Vlad Zamfir and Emin Gun Sirer, A Call for a Temporary Moratorium on the DAO:

Ameen on the importance of ETH price:

Ryan Zurrer's position on ether fund recovery:

r/Ethereum decision on moderators:

Ameen on the timeframe for developing Ethereum 2.0 relative to development on potentially competitive chains like Polkadot: