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Episode 24
Muneeb Ali, Co-Founder and CEO of Blockstack PBC, connects with Matt Luongo, Founder at Fold and Keep. Matt describes how his journey to buy a home eventually led to the projects he's working on now and how the developer communities surrounding Ethereum and Bitcoin have influenced the broader crypto ecosystem. They dive into what is driving the interest in DeFi and discuss how we can bring more functionality to Bitcoin.
Episode 23
For the latest Stacks podcast, Patrick Stanley — Founder of Freehold, the newest addition to the Stacks ecosystem — chatted with Amanda Cassatt, advisor and former CMO of ConsenSys.Cassatt joined ConsenSys during Ethereum's crucial growth period from 2016 to 2018, when she created, grew, and managed the company's marketing function. Now she works with some of the most prominent projects in the blockchain and crypto spheres, helping them go to market.
Episode 22
Camila Russo, author of the 'The Infinite Machine' and the Defiant Newsletter, joins host Patrick Stanley, CEO at Freehold. They take on recent events in DeFi, discuss how permissionless finance is growing, and the ways different projects incentivize users. Later in the show, they discuss how tokens can be a tool for founders and community leaders and why they both believe 'proof of hodl' as a means for access is on the rise.
Episode 21
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, is joined by Dan Romero (Coinbase). They discuss the ways crypto has tried to appeal to users over the years and explore reasons why adoption has tended toward financial products, despite a multitude of exciting and likely profitable possibilities enabled by blockchains and decentralized infrastructure. Dan predicts that the current push to compete against fiat currencies and 'win money' will eventually yield positive results for more mainstream use-cases.
Episode 20
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, is joined by Dr. Uri Klarman, Founder & CEO at Bloxroute for deep dive on the intricacies of blockchain scalability that proves interesting for technical and non-technical folks alike. The conversation covers staples like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others, taking a look at how the specific problems each blockchain generally intends to solve impacts its approach to scalability.
Episode 19
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth reconnects with Jeremy Welch to talk about the future of Bitcoin, one they agree is boring...in a good way. Jeremy reflects on his learnings from the early days of working in the space and connecting with the Blockstack team as a starting point for pointing out just how resilient Bitcoin has repeatedly proven to be. They discuss why this makes it an ideal foundation for another wave of innovation and human empowerment.
Episode 18
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth talks to Brittany Kaiser, Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, and the subject of Netflix's 'The Great Hack' documentary, for a thorough exploration of how companies are leveraging data to influence people and consolidate power. Brittany leverages her incredible expertise and unique perspective to explain how systems like the ones used by Cambridge Analytica for the Brexit, Trump, and other campaigns were conceived & designed.
Episode 17
Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley chats with Adam B. Levine of Coindesk and Tokenly for a brief look back and how far crypto and Bitcoin have come in just a few years while reflecting on Adam's previous projects and plans. They discuss what ideas have yet to be tried and others that have, but deserve another chance. Going further, they examine some reasons why building businesses, and especially consumer-facing projects have generally proven difficult.
Episode 16
Patrick Stanley, Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth sits down with Zac Prince, Co-Founder and CEO of BlockFi for a deep dive into the places where traditional banking and crypto are colliding and merging. BlockFi is aiming to make crypto more accessible to institutions and individuals, while also bringing the value of crypto to more traditional users and use cases.
Episode 15
Sean Li, Cofounder and CEO of Magic, chats with Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, about how Web 3.0 can prosper if we provide developers the right tools to enable smooth experiences powered by new business models.

Drawing on Sean's experience at Docker, they chat through some of the key considerations and design decisions that led to Magic Link and try to predict what developers will need next as they look to build tools for a user owned internet.
Episode 14
In this episode, Michael Anderson of Framework Ventures joins Patrick Stanley of Blockstack PBC to discuss how investing in open protocols is a unique challenge and how Framework has adjusted the typical VC model to account for it.

Later, they get into how staking and similar action are being used as a mechanism to bootstrap network growth and how we might approach solving the 'free-rider problem'.
Episode 13
In this episode, host Patrick Stanley of Blockstack PBC and Founder and CEO of Roll (tryroll.com), explore the underlying concepts and forces at work in 'social money economies'. The Roll network allows anyone to create 'branded digital tokens unique to your online presence' making it possible for you to 'own, control and coordinate the value you create'. Throughout the episode, they tease out the various ways people have begun using Roll and what the future might hold as activity on their network increases and matures. The discussion begs the question: Is Social Money the Future of Web 3.0?
Episode 12
In this episode, Blockstack Co-founder Muneeb Ali is joined by Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital. Together, they start by tackling the question, 'what is crypto good for?' and then move on to discuss the Web 3.0 Stack, if Ethereum can evolve, DeFi vs. centralized finance, the polarization of exchanges, native chain intercommunication, Bitcoin finality, scaling Layer 1, and more.
Episode 11
In this episode, Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley, talks with Joel Monegro of Placeholder VC. They cover the evolution of an investment thesis through the lens of Joel's history at USV and now at Placeholder, and then dive deep into how they think business models will evolve with crypto and the concept of user-staking driving them.
Episode 10
In this episode, Blockstack's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley talks with Leigh Cuen from Coindesk about the ongoing impact of coronavirus, navigating the media world of crypto, what Bitcoin's community might teach us about memes, and how seeking truth and being willing to learn in public lead to positive outcomes.
Episode 9
In this episode, Patrick Stanley of the Blockstack PBC Growth team chats down with Dani Grant (USV) to chat about the ways they think users will interact with crypto in the future, what trust means, how brands fulfill (or don't fulfill) their promises, data privacy and portability, crypto use cases they're excited about.
Episode 8
In this episode, we sit down with Preethi Kasireddy - self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur and founder of TruStory - and Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack PBC. The two discuss Preethi's journey of bringing TruStory to life, the regulatory challenges for crypto companies, Blockstack's path to the SEC's approval of its Stacks Token, and more.
Episode 7
This episode features a conversation between Peter Van Valkenburgh - Director of Research at Coin Center, the leading non-profit focused on the policy issues facing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin - and Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack PBC.
Episode 6
Today, we have a conversation between Jameson Lopp - former Bitcoin engineer, professional cypherpunk, and CTO at the key security company, Casa - and Muneeb Ali, the CEO of Blockstack PBC. Jameson and Muneeb cover a lot of ground here, starting with mining Bitcoin at home, moving on to the importance of personal privacy, delving into the quasi-religious in-fighting in the crypto space, and more.
Episode 5
Today's episode features a discussion between Nic Carter, partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder of the blockchain analytics platform, Coin Metrics, Jude Nelson, an Engineering Partner at Blockstack, and Patrick Stanley, Blockstack's Head of Growth.
Episode 4
Today's episode features a conversation between Santi Siri - Founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, the Y Combinator-backed non-profit enabling token-based community participation - and Patrick Stanley, Blockstack's Head of Growth.
Episode 3
Legendary author and investor, George Gilder, along with entrepreneur and investor Erik Torenberg, and Blockstack's Head of Growth, Patrick Stanley dive into George's wide-ranging perspective on economics, information theory, and how they relate to the world of cryptocurrency - ideas George explores in his latest book, "Life After Google".
Episode 2
Ari and Muneeb cover a variety of crypto developments from both a Political Science and Distributed Systems Engineering perspective. They focus particularly on the issues of scaling networks like Ethereum, whether sharding is a holy grail or not, the challenges of digital asset custody, and more.
Episode 1
This episode features an interview between Meltem Demirors - cryptocurrency investor, advisor, advocate, and Chief Strategy Officer of the digital asset management firm, CoinShares - and Patrick Stanley, Head of Growth at Blockstack PBC.