In this week’s episode, Chain Reaction interviews Justin Donahoe, CEO of the project Swarm. With a goal of democratizing access to cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technology, Swarm is working on building a platform that allows anyone to launch their own cryptocurrency.
Jesse Pollak is a prolific engineer and crypto pioneer, having led all retail engineering at Coinbase prior to his current role as lead for Base, an Ethereum-focused layer 2 blockchain launched by the company in February. He has previous experience starting and leading companies in the tech industry, having founded Clef – a mobile app that offered two-factor authentication services – and being an engineer at BuzzFeed. His expertise in blockchain technology coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit makes him a key figure in the development of this emerging field.
Base is a blockchain platform that plans to launch its mainnet in 2023. Base is designed to make it easy for companies and individuals to create and use cryptocurrencies. The platform has been live in testnet, which is a test phase of the blockchain network, since late February.
The development of the Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange is going extremely well and it is set to be released soon. The team is working hard to get it out as soon as possible in order to meet the community’s needs.
Base’s vision is to make it easy for people to build on blockchain. Base’s products are designed to be easy to use, so that a billion users can join the blockchain community.
Coinbase and Base hope to work together to bring those million developers and billions of users onto the blockchain. The two companies have a long history of partnership, with Coinbase having been building in the crypto economy for more than a decade. Base plans to help products and activities expand on-chain over the next decade, providing value back to both Coinbase and its users.
With Base, businesses can easily create smart contracts, blockchain applications and dApps. From there, it’s easy to manage operations and track achievements. TheBase platform also provides support for a variety of languages and platforms. Thanks to this collaboration between businesses and Base itself, the ecosystem will continue to thrive while providing a valuable addition to the crypto landscape.
Coinbase is planning to decentralize its base platform in order to adhere to the company’s values of openness and decentralization. The goal is for users to be in control of their data and transactions. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase’s CEO, has stated that the company cannot go against these values and stay solvent.
Coinbase wants to decentralize their platform in order to better serve their customers, but they have a ways to go. They hope to do so within months or years rather than a decade. While this process won’t be an instant success, it will be progress that the company continues working towards.
Both Base and its underlying blockchain technology are booming with potential, but there are a few looming concerns that could impact their growth. For example, regulation could hamper the innovations of both Base and the blockchain technology as a whole. Fortunately, as these issues emerge and are discussed more publicly, progress can be made to resolve them.
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- Developers growing internationally
- Community benefits building on Base
- Blockchain inspiration
- Base’s performance to date
- Advice for developers
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