Ethan Frey, values, engagement & the interchain


September 20th, 2021

46 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, we talk to Ethan Frey, founder & CEO of CosmWasm and Tgrade.

CosmWasm allows you to build robust dApps, on secure, multi-chain smart contracts. It is built using Cosmos-SDK/Tendermint and Rust. This allows your contracts to run on multiple chains, utilizing IBC (InterBlockchian Communication Protocol).

Tgrade is labeled as the Bigbang of Regulated Blockchain technology., with a vision for self-sovereign groups, bound by their local jurisdiction and regulations, trading P2P programmable financial instruments. It is a self-sovereign framework which ensures the principle of decentralization. Institutions within a given jurisdiction can each a self-sovereign group and ensure they comply with their local regulations. On-chain financial instruments controlled by self-sovereign groups, and on-chain governance complying with corresponding off-chain regulations, is the key solution.

Confio, the key contributor to both - Tgrade and CosmWasm, is developing blockchain technology, decentralized business models and in re-thinking finance

We spoke to Ethan about CosmWasm and:

  • How to manage multiple projects
  • Confio and their role
  • CosmWasm at the infrastructure level
  • Value propositions for the interchain
  • The role of blockchain
  • DeFi and market fit
  • Tgrade and Proof of engagement
  • DAOs and more DAOs
  • The non-monetary values of blockchains
  • Regulations in the decentralized world

The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode:

| Tendermint | Cosmos | Confio | CosmWasm | Tgrade | Stargate | Tgrade constitution | Proof of engagement | Tgrade WP | Tgrade Discord | Tgrade twitter | Ethereum | Persistence | Provenance | IrisNet | Juno | Althea | Regen Network | Terra | Avalanche | Rust | Tgrade blog |

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