Hash Power – Ep. 3 – Funding, Forking, and Our Creative Future

Welcome to the final episode of Hash Power, an audio documentary that explores the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  This concluding episode is about how blockchains may shape our future, allowing unique methods of fundraising, and experimentation through forking. Episodes 1 and 2, on understanding blockchains and cryptocurrency investing, are also available now.


Be sure to listen until the end, where we close with some advice about conducting ourselves in a new world where creativity reigns and repetitive jobs disappear—a trend that may only accelerate thanks to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.



Show Notes

0:05 – Intro to episode 3 and what to expect


4:00 – Olaf Carlson-Wee, founder of Polychain, on how the funding and investing in cryptocurrencies could easily get out of hand


5:00 – How people are creating holding companies to fund cryptocurrencies protocols


6:45 – Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and how they will replace the aforementioned holding companies


8:32 – Could fully decentralized organizations replace other more traditional organizational structures, even outside of crypto currency


9:59 – How can DAO’s impact everyday lives


12:39 – Why your skills and accomplishments will become more important than who you are or where you are from

15:38 – Ready Player One: A Novel


16:09 – Naval Ravikant, CEO of Angellist, on the way humans cooperate and build new entities


17:51 – When people will demand oversight and regulation over crypto currency


20:42 – Peter Van Valkenburg, Director of Research at Coincenter on the current state of regulation


26:06 – Jameson Lopp on security needed to protect your cryptocurrency

26:22 – Glacierprotocol.org


27:51 – Ari Paul, co-founder of Blocktower, on how nail polish is used to protect their crypto wallet


30:03 – Juan Benet explains the Filecoin Protocol


35:52 – Muneeb Ali, co-founder of Blockstack, on how his team is plans to provide basic tools that will allow the broader developer community to build apps that the cryptocurrency population will use.


38:01 – Comparing blockstack to the analogy of creating a city


40:17 – How the blockstack token fits into everything


43:15 – Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase, on forking in blockchains


47:52 – Naval Ravikant on how the idea of work will change in the future, and how that change helped to produce the idea of a blockchain in the first place.


49:31 – Why curiosity should govern what you do in life


53:22 – Naval’s framework for making money