Jul 20, 2022
Episode 101: Goncalo SaThis week on the Priv8 Podcast, host Derek E. Silva joins Web3 hacker Goncalo Sa, co-founder of Consensys Diligence, a smart contract audit service that helps everyone, from startups to enterprises, launch and maintain their Ethereum blockchain applications. We take a deep dive into Goncalo’s early days as a developer, the current state of blockchain security, why ethical hacking is so important, and Portugal’s vibrant tech startup scene.
Jul 13, 2022
Episode 100: Dr Steven Waterhouse & Jay FreemanThis week we're proud to present the 100th episode of Priv8. To celebrate this milestone, host Derek E. Silva joins two special guests – Orchid's CEO, Dr. Steven Waterhouse (Seven), and CTO Jay Freeman. Together, Seven and Jay discuss how Orchid has evolved over the last five years, its crypto's punk ethos, central bank digital currencies, Internet freedom, and more.
Jun 9, 2022
Episode 99: Iris NevinsThis week we join Iris Nevins, a former teacher and software engineering manager at MailChimp. Currently, she is the co-founder of Umba Daima, an NFT Studio building and curating community in Web3. Umba Daima creates virtual galleries featuring multicultural projects by artists worldwide, including the Black NFT Art network and The Unseen Gallery. In today's conversation, we take a deep dive into her entrepreneurial journey to talk about the current state of the creator economy, the art of curation, and how her studio is diversifying the NFT ecosystem.
Jun 1, 2022
Episode 98: Steve McCloskeyThis week host Derek E. Silva joins Steve McCloskey, CEO of Nanome, a company building VR solutions for Scientists and Engineers working at the nanoscale. They dive into the early days of Bitcoin, building DAOs and the decentralized science metaverse.
May 25, 2022
Episode 97: Horacio ZambranoThis week host Derek E. Silva joins Horacio Zambrano, CMO at Secret Double Octopus, is a software company specializing in passwordless authentication for enterprise environments. We take a deep dive into global privacy laws, what is the holy grail of cybersecurity, and why the future of digital identity will be decentralized.
May 18, 2022
Episode 96: Simon SharwoodThis week host Derek E. Silva joins journalist Simon Sharwood, The Register's APAC Editor based in Australia. He covers the region's news and virtualization, data center infrastructure, software, cloud platforms, and more. We take a deep dive into China's great firewall, how it impacts Internet policies worldwide, India's data privacy regime, and the unspoken battle of self-censorship.
May 11, 2022
Episode 95: Aishwary GuptaThis week host Derek E. Silva joins Aishwary Gupta, Marketing and Operations lead at Polygon. We take a deep dive into all things Polygon to discuss the Web3 defi ecosystem, building dApps to scale, and how they are bringing the world to Ethereum.
May 4, 2022
Episode 94: Matthew LeisingThis week Derek E. Silva joins author Matthew Leising, and Co-founder of DeCential Media that focuses on telling the stories of the founders, builders and visionaries who are creating a new decentralized economy and internet experience. We take a deep dive into the fascinating early days of Ethereum to discuss Matt’s critically acclaimed book 'Out of the Ether' and his quest to solve the mystery behind the 2016 DAO hack.
Apr 27, 2022
Episode 93: Gilad EdelmanThis week host Derek E. Silva joins Gilad Edelman, a senior writer for WIRED, covering the intersection of tech, politics, and law. Before that, he was executive editor of the Washington Monthly. We take a deep dive into the truth about Section 230, the battle against misinformation, social media censorship, and the future of DAOs.
Apr 13, 2022
Episode 92: Gabriel ShiptonThis week host Derek E. Silva joins Australian filmmaker Gabriel Shipton, the brother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Gabriel talks about what inspired him to become a storyteller and discusses his recent documentary "Ithaka," which tells his brother's story through his family's eyes and gives an intimate behind-the-scenes look at their battle for justice. The film follows his father, John Shipton, and Julian's fiance, Stella, in their campaign to free Julian Assange and their fight for the freedom of the press.