The Web3 Puzzle: Decoding Scammers, Web3 lending, and Scalability with Chad Barraford

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This episode of the #citizencosmos podcast features Chad Barraford A Core Dev from THORchain a decentralized cross-chain liquidity protocol that allows users to swap assets between blockchain networks. THORChain is a settlement layer that

facilitates swaps between Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB Chain, Avalanche, Cosmos Hub, Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin.

We spoke to Chad about THORchain and:
  • - Early AI and their uses
  • - Crypto as a vehicle for furthering human rights and empowering the people.
  • - A 10-hour work week
  • - Problem solving in computational science.
  • - The birth of THORChain from a hackathon
  • - Identifying and solving hair on fire problems.
  • - Unique Web3 lending
  • - Shifting the Web3 lending paradigm
  • - The Origins of The Twitter Spam Assassin
  • - The importance of separating money from state
  • - Defining a scammer in Web3
  • - Challenges around scalability
  • - Learning through a freedom of exploration and building on past failures
  • - When does a Defi design become too dangerous?
  • - The imperative of the Crypto community to explore.
  • - Honesty as a lynchpin of ethical development.
  • - Bare metal for security
  • - Evolution of automobiles and protocols
  • - Tax mistakes

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