The Best Day Ever: Discussing The sustainability of Open Source, Product Market Fit and Dank Meme's with Willy Ogorzaly


7 July 2023

54 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

This episode of the #citizenweb3 podcast features Willy Ogorzaly Former Product Manager at ShapeShift and current head of decentralization for the Fox Foundation

On their website ShapeShift asserts that their aim is to be the pathway into a borderless financial system; an open-source, multi-chain, self-custody crypto platform enabling billions to achieve financial sovereignty

The FOX Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the ShapeShift DAO in achieving full decentralization.

We spoke to Willy about Shapeshift and:
  • Affiliate rewards as a driver for user adoption
  • Affiliate rewards as an alternative to increasing fees
  • Differentiating between scammers and real builders
  • Challenges of running node infrastructure at scale
  • Dank Memes, the most efficient form of communication
  • Dank Memes as a way to convey Mission, Vision and Values
  • “The best day ever”, Everyday!
  • Ownership of a platform as a way to build a community
  • How do you extract value from open source projects and make them sustainable
  • The best type of software is free software
  • Airdrop distribution philosophy
  • Airdrop news/Wen airdrop?
  • The spirit of innovation in Ethereum and Cosmos
  • The ultimate interface for the decentralized universe
  • Fees as a roadblock to early adoption
  • What is the product market fit for Archio
  • Challenges of running node infrastructure at scale
  • Is open source the way forward for web3?
  • Further decentralization by decentralization of infrastructure
  • Startups
  • Reasons for a non-profit model.
  • Solving the problem of Sybil attacks
  • Status quos of open-source DAOS
  • Early childhood education, roadblock to innovation?

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