Jack Zampolin, self-realization, Cypherpunks & product management


October 21st, 2021

42 mins 39 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, we talk to Jack Zampolin, co-founder of Sommelier finance & Strangelove validator.

Sommelier is a bet that Ethereum will be a dominant player in the global economy. Sommelier consists of the Cosmos Stargate SDK, its Tendermint-based consensus layer and a decentralized, bi-directional Ethereum bridge, managed by a global network of validators.

Strangelove Validation Services operates a secure validator node on the Cosmos network. Strangelove has been running the hub software (starting with testnets) since the summer of 2018.

We spoke to Jack about Sommelier finance, the Cypherpunk's Manifesto, and:

  • Jack's professional path
  • The importance of soft skills
  • What inspires founders
  • What do advisors do
  • Economic models
  • The technical aspects of Sommelier finance
  • Zero sum game in blockchain
  • Feckups
  • Building teams
  • Entrepreneurship culture
  • Jack's dog
  • Cosmos
  • Ecosystem development
  • Communities
  • Professional journalism
  • Validators

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

| Tendermint | Cosmos | Sommelier finance | Strangelove Ventures | Akash | Ethereum | Uniswap | IBC | Kava | Osmosis | Cardano | Juno | A Cypherpunk's Manifesto | Gravity DEX | Elon Musk | Zaki Manian | Twitter | Evmos | Agoric | Conversations with Jack |

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