Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption & Internet Freedom – Mainframe

welcome everyone it's the crypto lark and I'm super excited to have on today Mick from mainframe Mick welcome thanks for having me I love your enthusiasm this is great I'm excited for this I'm excited to have but why do you have you on the show for quite a long time and have a following mainframe for quite a long time but just for anyone who may not be very familiar with mainframe and what you guys are doing he does give us the short version yeah mainframe is a platform for developers to build decentralized applications so we've provided a number of service letters like computation file storage data services communication etc to make it really easy for a developer to leverage block name technology and build application that that's fully decentralized the question I really want to know why mainframe what was the inspiration what made you wake up one day and go yeah you know what got a du mainframe well yeah let me tell you a little bit about the story of where it all got started but first let me say so I dropped out of Princeton University and I started a different company and it was in the education space it was a website that connected high school students with university admissions officers so basically high school students could create profiles about themselves rich interactive profiles our tagline was I am more than a test score because in the u.s. anyway and every country works a little bit differently admissions and recruitment for universities is heavily based on how well you do on standardized tests and so we gave students a platform to be seen for so much more than just standardized tests and so we were trying to anyway democratize the educated college admissions process and make it so everybody had an opportunity and so I always say that's a theme generally in a lot of the different projects and companies and products that I work on it's trying to create opportunity unlock opportunity for people because I believe that you know brilliance and talent is evenly distributed all over the world but opportunity is not so anyway I started this first company and it was acquire it worked on it for six years raise venture capital and then it was acquired by Chegg which is a big public company in the US and I started to think about what did I want to work on next and it was at a time when mobile and iPhone just came out and mobile development became something new and so in my free time I just started building a simple little social media tool because for me I'm busy I'm working all day I I don't know how some CEOs or founders do it they just they sit on Twitter and they just tweet all day I just I don't know how they do it I can't do it and so I built a simple little tool that would connect with your Twitter connect with your Facebook and use algorithms to surface the most interesting content and it was really simple algorithm basically just you know what links were shared the most within my my group of friends and then at the end of the day I could see the links that were most commonly shared and that product was called under it and I at first it was just a side project oh my god this is interesting I'll raise money raise money worked on that for about 18 months and really it wasn't a very sustainable business it was kind of in the social media world and so you need scale if you want to be able to do advertising and we were just to startup we didn't have a lot of scale and so I when that kind of failed and fizzled out I started to think about okay like I what do I really want to be working on because that kind of just was an experiment at first to learn mobile development and when that didn't work I really had a chance to kind of sit down and reflect like what do I want to be spending my time on and that's when I started to think of all the biggest ideas and craziest ideas that I could think of and one of the ideas was simply just to build a better email build a better protocol for decentralized communication and messaging and this was in 2014 and decided to apply to a bunch of accelerators and Y Combinator rejected us okay whatever techstars was another accelerator and they were mostly based in the US but they had just opened up location in London and so we got in and we said sweet let's go live in London for three months during the accelerator and we set off trying to build a better protocol you know better IMAP better better SMTP just a better protocol for email and you know one of the big problems we were trying to solve is email you know one of its greatest strengths which is it's completely unstructured now you put in a body of you a subject and a body and you just send and that's one of its greatest strengths but it's also one of its greatest weaknesses because it's not very structured which means it's not easy to integrate with other applications it's not easily extensible you know you don't have any control over it anybody can just dump whatever garbage they want to dump in your inbox so these are some of the ideas that we were gonna make better with better primitives around calendaring task management CRM document collaboration and have a lot of those things built into the actual protocol itself anyway so we we worked on that we raised over three million dollars for that we started working with a lot of businesses and enterprises because it was more productivity use cases and we we built a decentralized communication protocol one of the big challenges that we faced though was a lot of the companies that we were working with said well mainframe you built the protocol why don't you host it as well and so even though we had spent all of this time building something that could be decentralized everybody just wanted us to host it and so we had spent all this time building a decentralized protocol in and I'm just being a centralized thing and like well that's too bad we just did all this complicated computer science work to make it decentralized and now you're saying that you just want to centralize service and so it was super frustrating but around the same time I was mentoring a company called aid tech and this was in 2016 so we had worked on 2014 2015-2016 working on this decentralized messaging protocol and 2016 there was this company called aid tech and they were going through tech stars that I was a mentor there in London and they were using blockchain technology to help solve fraud issues that refugee camps were facing because sometimes you'll have a lot of people donate to NGOs and nonprofits and refugees would sometimes try to scam and get you know the double spend problem a real-life double spend problem and so we started so that's when I started to realize that while blockchain technology can be solved for a lot of different interesting use cases this being one of them I forgot to mention that I invested in Bitcoin in 2013 so I had exposure to Bitcoin mostly as a speculative investment in 2013 but 2016 is when I really started to see learn more about blockchain technology and so anyway as I was mentoring this company and as we were trying to figure out well how can we make this truly decentralized we want this protocol to replace email we want this to be big we want this to take over the world and we want it to be completely unstoppable that's when I started to study more about the incentivization mechanisms that Bitcoin had specifically you know rewarding miners you know incentivizing early participants on the network and so that's when kind of 2017 rolled around starting to explore you know how can we create a new scarce digital asset that we could incentivize nodes to run the mainframe protocol all over the world and so we created a token MFT you know we presented at Def Con in 2017 in Cancun showing our proof-of-concept messaging application which is called onyx and then one in that process you know wrote a white paper and kind of 2018 rolled around we did a pre-sale but in all of that process we realized that this this network that we were building could be used for so much more than just communication and messaging but in fact somebody could build a new decentralized uber or a decentralized social network like Facebook and or you know and the list goes on and on and so that's when we kind of evolved into more than just being a messaging protocol but really being a protocol that that developers could leverage to build decentralized applications so anyway that was a very long-winded explanation of to why but essentially the why was I wanted and I want to build a protocol that's completely free and open right where governments or companies or anybody really can't shut shut it down and and communication is an easy example to point to because we have so much experience in that people should be able communicate where they want with whom they want freely and a lot of places in the world they just don't get that a lot of places in the world they can't use the applications that they want to use they just don't have freedom and and for me again we've a big motivation I shared the example of Zinj which was the first company that I started as a way to create opportunity for people and one of the reasons why we've evolved into a platform versus just kind of a messaging protocol is I want to create opportunities for people to build applications that are truly unstoppable so entrepreneurs developers to make a living to be able to to provide for themselves for their families and also for end-users right and in all of this platform development that that's happening we're always thinking about not just the developer but the end users as well how can we create new micro economies where end users early participants in the network can be rewarded with tokens can help cultivate and grow a new nascent network and get paid to do that it's incredible these new micro economies that are emerging all over and in the blockchain industry and we want to be able to allow that to exist that kind of adapt level where the developer can create a token and end users can help support that application to grow and to exist and be rewarded for that and so a lot of it again to summarize is trying to create opportunities unlock opportunities for people all over the world and you know all they need is potentially just a mobile phone very very cool now the interesting thing is though you're not launching there won't be a mainframe blockchain right now mainframe it's an IRC 20 token it's interoperable the theory of you guys are interoperable rootstock as well which Bitcoin side chain and Tasos also so it'll be interoperable between all those different block chains but there won't be a mainframe blockchain of itself correct yeah I'm not not yet anyway and I don't want to do any spoilers here but correct not and not not right now there's no mainframe blockchain yet right now where we're mostly integrated with aetherium I mean most of the most of the the functionality and even some of the sieze and the underlying protocols we're using a protocol called swarm which is kind of heavily connected with with the etherium foundation so yeah I would say of all of those that you mentioned aetherium is is the one that we're most connected with and tied to but we're building a platform this blockchain agnostic and we want to be able to if a developer wants to for whatever reason they prefer a specific blockchain we want them to be able to configure their adapt to work with that specific blockchain so all of the integration pieces and the connection pieces you know we will do a mainframe and so the developer just needs to build their adapt and focus on the value for their can for their customers or their consumers and we do all the hard stuff about connecting pieces and exchanging tokens and and which framework is working and which ones not etc that's it well it comes back to your idea if you're trying to get people the tools to you know empower themselves versus saying you know you have to fit into this box to say well we're making a big space where you can come and use these tools to find what works for you in terms of adapt or whatever it might be I want to explore the idea a little bit of how do you ensure privacy and security so let's let's take the China example right well China is very famous in terms of the great Chinese firewall and their crackdown on dissent and all these different things how do you combat with a state level actor that is actively trying to counteract you all the time yeah yeah and this is this is a great question and and there are a few ways in which I can answer that one is that given the nature of it being decentralized and peer-to-peer and and no kind of single single source or a single a single point of failure it'll be very hard for the Chinese government or any government to stop our protocol from existing the the traffic is encrypted it's completely decentralized and you've got people all over the world you know helping support this running our nodes and so it'll be very hard for them to stop it just by nature of it being so decentralized and you know if for whatever reason they are able to find kind of an IP address that's running our protocol and they stop it you know there's hundreds of others that would be I like a game of whack-a-mole in the US there's the arcade game you wax the mole that pops up and it's it's it's hard and so it's constantly gonna be a game of cat-and-mouse whack-a-mole it's just not going to be very easy and the only way that they would truly be able to shut this down is if they just shut the internet down altogether and who knows I guess anything is possible maybe they've found the Internet globally and just make a china net for example yeah exactly so it is it is possible but yeah I mean that's that's one of the great things about these decentralized technologies is you've got people all over the world we're acting as servers nodes you know running these networks and so it's just it's not very easy for for state actors or anybody to kind of shut these networks down and that's to me that's what's so exciting is true freedom true you know access and and open information to open networking and that's what's so exciting about blockchain technology so let's say that I'm uh I work for the Chinese government I'm trying to see what you're doing so it's encrypted right but can I look at your Internet traffic and go oh why is he sending encrypted data right well that show yeah I was like a red flag and then they could you know then come and knock on my door and say hey I see you're sending encrypted data what are you doing here yeah I mean the good thing though is yes I suppose that's possible but the good thing is that it's becoming more and more common for other messaging tools even things like whatsapp or you know on the Apple iMessage to be encrypted and so because it's becoming table stakes it's becoming standard I don't think it's gonna be as likely that governments will start trying to stop all encrypted traffic because that's just becoming kind of a standard in solid security whether it's messaging or other sort of business collaboration business and tools so yeah it is it is possible but I think it's becoming a standard practice now an encrypting data encrypting traffic that I don't think it's gonna be an issue I always laugh when I hear about government's trying to shut down Bitcoin or any cut to occur and see or what I yeah they they just really don't get it when it comes out you guys can't shut it down you can stop the exchanges from making it is easy for people to go and buy it but it's interesting to see what happened in China where the China shut down most of the official exchanges and then what happens is the OTC market goes crazy people start going to back-alley dealers and buying Bitcoin didn't dad that yeah that's the thing is is government's will not be able to stop but like you said they're trying to slow down on ramps and off ramps or at least better get a feel for what's going on with exchanges but you see things like local bitcoins and local aetherium which are terrible user experiences but it's you know and and other entrepreneurs and other people are going to be building better types of those kind of marketplaces but but at the end of the day again it's peer-to-peer when you create rich vibrant decentralized peer-to-peer communities peer-to-peer marketplaces it becomes really hard to shut down and so if I'm buying crypto from just another person on the street and I'm sending a bank wire a 500 dollar bank wire it's not going to be very easy to kind of figure out which wires on our banking system are for crypto and which ones are for piano lessons right like it's it's really hard again it's a game of whack-a-mole when you create kind of these decentralized peer-to-peer networks and right now we're heavily dependent on centralized exchanges fiat on ramps and off ramps but I think you're gonna see more and more that are you know obviously there's there's a lot going on look like decentralized exchanges and what not but but Fiat on ramps and off ramps are the kind of the sticky point and so when those become more peer-to-peer I think it's gonna be a lot harder for governments to put a whole stranglehold on some of these and we're I'd be seeing with local bitcoins and local etherion but again I think those are bad user experiences you cease to want we're building tools that are just better and and some of the stuff really starts to take off one thing that I've thought about which is really interesting and I don't think it gets mentioned very often is right now we're so dependent on the Fiat on ramps and off ramps but let's imagine 10 or 20 years down the line where people are just getting paid cryptocurrency I received my salary in Bitcoin then the whole idea of a Fiat on-ramp the necessity of that becomes very very strongly challenged as more and more employers pay their people in crypto currencies as well no you're exactly right and this is this is the exciting this is the exciting stuff about crypto right where people start getting paid in crypto now some people might not want the volatility of something like Bitcoin okay you get paid and die or who knows what other stable coins will exist in the future you get paid and die it's the same thing now there just needs to be a way that you can eat if there's not an off-ramp of getting your die into cash then we need to be able to spend our crypto right like and that's where you know things like square you know figuring out you know hopefully some POS system some some system that that works with merchants right that there needs to be a way in which when you get crypto whether it be die or BTC or whatever that you can actually spend it that you can pay your your phone bill that you can pay your rent that you can buy your groceries and in the moment which you can start spending your crypto game over right you get paid in crypto you spend your crypto I don't need cash I don't need plastic cards or checkbooks I don't need any of that stuff but yeah that'll be exciting when we get there and a lot of entrepreneurs are working on these problems but yeah that's the promise of crypto right they we don't need any banking system none of that none of that right that's the next step you don't need to you don't need fiat and it's interesting that's already happening in some places I remember talking to one representatives from – and he lives in Australia he gets paid in – and because of our living room of Satoshi which is an Australian company and they basically let you he can pay his rent his power bills his food bills all this stuff in – so he very rarely gets into having any Fiat at all but that's very localized situation we need that everywhere right we need that need what's that call that sounds cool living room of Satoshi oh I need to check that out that sounds really cool so actually I actually just went to Australia for three days travelling only on Bitcoin app mostly got everywhere only on bitcoins so step-by-step we're getting there it's moving in the right direction it's getting there and the banks aren't even gonna know even though this has been ten years since Bitcoin the banks still aren't even giving it like they don't even know what's about to hit them they're gonna be completely obsolete they're gonna be forgotten they're gonna be left in the dust and it's gonna be such a wonderful time it's already happening it's just it's like it's the Frog that that's slowly getting boiled to death exactly exactly I like to think of like the CD industry right Bradley a bunch of fat cats sitting around mp3 they're never gonna be a thing give me another cigar and then yeah exactly in terms of getting developers to come to mainframe there's so many other platforms there's so many other projects what are you doing what is your message to developers to say hey come and work with us not the other guys yeah I mean at the end of the day we have to deliver real value we have to solve problems we have to truly be what we say we are which is the easiest way to build apps right that you know when when people were building in web 2 you know they use tools like firebase or Heroku you know they didn't have to think about authentication or what database they're gonna use I mean that's the equivalent we're we're trying to allow developers to focus just on the core value that makes their DAP unique and not have to think about what computation files storage all like it's complicated and with blockchain it's like we're in the mid 90s in terms of you know when weird to look at like the trajectory of users of the internet and we're looking at kind of where we are with crypto and kind of blockchain you know this is kind of the mid 90s where it's rough there's not a lot of frameworks for developers there's not a lot of tools to even do the most basic things requires a lot of effort and you know similar in the mid 90s where it's like everyone thought the website that the web was going to be a place where you could read newspaper I was online and like static content and and Brett you know I had a I had a web site my first web site was called mix pimp illogical biosphere and it was just you know I had I had yo mama jokes I had I was like in fifth or sixth grade I don't remember what grade I was in but I I built my first website yeah and so we had yo mama jokes we had animated gifts that were stick figure deaths we had Starcraft cheat codes useless facts all sorts of good stuff but it was a static content with some like animated gifts and stuff but anyway we had no idea that the web would become what it has today being essentially being part of all of our lives and in all aspects of our lives and so I think this is similar to blockchain it's super clunky for developers it's not easy to do things and also just it'll it's exciting to see that a lot of the use cases that will end up emerging in blockchain haven't even been considered yet just like in the 90s or like oh this is a cool thing for static content and publish your your research and newspapers but anyway so hopefully we deliver real value and our documentation is great it's easier to use and that we can deliver on functionality that simply you can't get anywhere else unless you want to basically try to connect all the pieces which is really hard and which is what we're doing but a few other things I'll say those are kind of the obvious things a few other things are and we're working hard to build the strong community to have distribution one of the things that draws you know when Facebook opened up their platform people were excited to build apps on our apps on Facebook because it had such a huge distribution a huge audience and so in this space and kind of the blockchain ecosystem you know the bar is not very high to kind of be considered like a huge audience and we've got hundreds of thousands of people in our community which is amazing and you know and hopefully we're we're working on building more and getting those people activated and ready to try the different apps so distribution is a compelling reason to come build with mainframe but another reason and I've already touched on this earlier it's we want to create sustainable business models for our developers we want to make sure that this isn't just a weekend project is some hackathon thing but that this can be a real business for you that you can hire people that you can feed your family with and so thinking a lot about business models and token you know being able to tokenize your DAP and where it makes sense and and strong incentives for developers and also for end users and we're thinking a lot about that right like how can our platform be a place that you can build a business on so those are a few of the reasons why people should come build on mainframe awesome awesome it's it's very exciting to see what's happening right now with blockchain in it and I kind of feel like the Internet in the 90s is such a perfect parallel the only difference I see is that it's gonna go faster because the obviously the whole technological space right now is at a very different stage and so yeah it took Bitcoin a long time to really catch on but what we've seen happen in the past even two years you know to five years in the crypto space and what's happening now I feel like we're hitting this point of really big momentum coming up where in the next five years it's gonna be totally different we are gonna stop seeing these really user friendly applications our feel gonna be using blockchain on a daily basis using crypto assets on a daily basis and not even know about it which is ya know you're exactly right and I think it's a combination of the technology which is accelerating and a lot of interesting things are happening there but also just kind of the macro climate right when you consider that that you know Millennials are gonna be kind of well kind of you know young people are the biggest generation entering the workforce already 50 percent of Millennials are freelance workers so their culture is more freedom flexibility independence kind of more decentralized and then by 2025 seventy five percent of the entire workforce is going to be Millennials and so when you consider just the changing of attitudes the way people work it lends itself well to kind of a decentralized economy and and you know with Millennials 92 percent of them don't trust their financial institutions you know the stats go on and on and so when you so just it's all setting itself up well and then just generally like trust in government is going down trust in big tech companies is going down when you realize that when you're not paying for the product you are the product and the things that they're doing with our data and manipulating us so all of these kind of factors are coming to a head words and the technology is getting ready it's like wow this really is the future the decentralized web is the future it's gonna happen based on a lot of different factors and we're at the frontlines of it it's exciting it's super exciting absolutely I wake up every day and I looking what's going on what's the new technology what's the new idea being discussed what's the new idea for a DAP that might be revolutionary or whatever it might be there's always so much going on and that's it's great for somebody who makes videos talking about cryptocurrency because there's always something to talk about because it's always something new and exciting going on yeah now recently it's gonna be part of our it's gonna be part of our everyday lives just like the web is people aren't gonna need to know about consensus protocols and proof of stake it's just gonna be part of their everyday lives but it's what it's exciting and it's powerful and and I'm excited that we're that we're part of this at building this absolutely now speaking of bringing more people into building communities and all these things he recently went to Brazil and Argentina on a trip down there meeting with the communities so what's the scene like down there what's one of the communities like what was the interest and you know Brazilian and Argentinean developers to be building on mainframe and about crypto currencies yes so I mean I had such a good time and I'll be going back to Brazil in a couple weeks we're opening up an office in Brazil awesome but yeah we went to Argentina we went to Chile did a bunch of meetups there you know in in South America lines it's similar to a lot of places in the world but in South America you know you have a lot of these external factors that are coming to a head where it's like they're really craving more control they're craving more freedom they're craving more power you have people and developers who are so talented so smart they're just not given great opportunities and the politicians and the leaders there aren't helping them use a lot of corruption going on a lot of hyperinflation like you said in Venezuela and that didn't happen too long ago in Argentina and so you've got a groups of people who are young ambitious hungry for change kind of very scrappy resourceful hacker mentalities and and it's just a recipe for really exciting things to happen when you start introducing them and giving them the tools and the platform to enable them to kind of take destiny into their own hands and start solving their own problems I think magical things are gonna happen and and so that's that being there we felt that and we see the attitude and it is an attitude of like well our government's not going to solve our problems we're just going to take it into our own hands and solve it ourselves and it's awesome to see so yeah you got a lot of corruption so naturally people don't trust their government or they don't trust their big financial institutions you have a lot of talented people a lot of young people who are kind of unemployed or underemployed and a lot of people don't have financial services or access yeah they don't have access to things a lot of people who are unbanked so yeah just when you think of krypton you think of blockchain these are great you know areas of the worlds that it can make a huge impact this can really change lives in a very big way and so that's why we've been spending so much time there is because of all of these reasons and and and a lot of crypto and blockchain companies aren't paying as much attention to that area as well just tech companies in general they're not paying much attention you know I was surprised that in some of the biggest cities down there a lot of the biggest tech companies don't have offices and and it's it's incredible – amazing they're under estimating the power down there the size of those economies the will of the people and yes it's actually really fascinating because I am a big proponent of the idea that crypto currencies and blockchain technology is gonna provide this whole leapfrog effect for hundreds of hundreds of em the majority of the world's population let's say yeah because a lot of people living in Zealand Australia United States Netherlands UK we're doing pretty okay our banks generally work and yeah they get caught doing bad stuff but doesn't really affect me you know so whatever but when you look at a lot of other countries the situation is incredibly different you know corruption is much more extreme inflation is out of control Argentina has experienced that very severely Brazil experienced inflation and we could just go through a whole list of countries that have experienced bad economic policies of their government and now when everything else is combined with that the demand for crypto currencies is very real the use case is a very real and I have no idea why more companies aren't trying to push into Brazil and Argentina because it seems like just markets that are ready hey by the way have you heard about the guys from la Bitcoin Etta you hear about these guys lob Bitcoin at a group of Argentinian dudes and they're driving around in a band a van that's got a big big ass on it going from village to village telling people about Bitcoin so I know you're talking about now yeah I met them so when we were in school yes we were in Chile at a big conference called lob bit comp they were there they had their van there is super cool yeah yeah yeah there you go that's how it's done guys village by village yeah get out there and spread the good word about Bitcoin yeah I mean there's a lot of cool there are a lot of cool projects down there right like even let's see Zeppelin's down there you've got decentraland you've got obviously rootstock you've got ripio you've got Claro so you've got a lot of great projects down in Argentina and the ends in Brazil you got a lot of cool stuff yeah that's a very cool okay so final question for you for today's so what would you say was your biggest accomplishment for mainframe in 2018 and what are you most looking forward to in 2019 that's a great question I mean for 2018 I think we've been very kind of build mode like we so a few accomplishments I'd say we've put together an amazing team of people talented strong engineers strong blockchain people strong marketing people business people so the team that we've been able to assemble at mainframe I think can stack up against any team in the industry like absolute top-notch so I'm really proud of the team that we've been able to put together number one number two I'm really proud of the community that we've been able to build we've spent a lot of time on flights on buses and trains in Europe and in Asia and in South America meeting developers meeting people who are impacted by these things that we're trying to solve and the community is growing and it's really exciting and cool to meet people face to face it's one thing to just hear people talking telegram it's a completely different thing to meet somebody it you know in in in Beijing who whose mom was was put in jail for for censorship or you know for talking bad about the government like it just it humanizes the whole thing and and every time I'm among the community meeting with the community I'm inspired I'm motivated to work that much harder so the community and and the well yeah just the community that's building and that we've been able to build in 2018 has been incredible so that's another thing that I'm proud of and then the other thing is just we have we were able to capitalize ourselves with not not just getting capital which is needed because we have expenses and we need to build but but with great people you know so many founders of other great projects invested in us participated in our presale so many great you know funds and angel investors and just you know a large group of people you tubers you know like yourself a lot of different people participated and that was a great accomplishment because it's it's so clear how much this technology is needed how much it matters and and hopefully in 2019 because we're soon to launching you know in in February we're launching kind of our biggest public release yet so when you ask me this question a year from now I'm gonna be talking all about the technology because 2018 we didn't ship a lot of the big stuff that we shipped was just kind of beta private a lot of it was kind of getting the ground work it's like the community the team the backers and now we're about in we've been building in 2018 we've been heads down building but now it's gonna be about releasing technology that's really gonna change the world and that allows developers to start building meaningful things before it was just kind of small little things that developers could do but you know starting in mid-february developers are going to be able to do a lot of interesting things so for sure yeah another thing that I'll say about 2019 this is a special sneak peek exclusive only for the crypto art oh right audience you guys rock by the way exactly you do have a very good engaged audience so we are a hundred percent focused on providing value to developers and as I mentioned earlier about one of the valuable things that we think we offer developers is distribution users and so we're one of the things that we're gonna be doing a lot of in in 2019 is making it much easier much smoother much simpler for the mass audiences to come in and start using daps built by developers on mainframe so we you know we we launched a video just around DEFCON called dawn of adapts it was about lemon coin it is about if you haven't seen that was hilarious but I'll put a link down below for who doesn't see it absolutely amount of friction that's involved for a user to interact with like daps is very high it's it's painful it's laughable and we we made a joke out of it in the video because it's so funny so much of that friction that exists we're gonna be solving because we know how important it is for users or we know how important it is for our developers on our platform to make it easy for their users to come on board we cannot have that much friction for our developers who are building on the mainframe platform and so that video is exactly the pain and the frustration and just the silliness that we're gonna be solving a lot of around usability around onboarding around making it much easier for the masses not just crypto people not just people who know how to use meta masks we're having exchange on Finance but for normal human beings to start using dabs that's how crypto gets big if we're not we're not gonna go big leagues until it gets to be so user friendly that people are using it they don't even realize they're using it that's so expect to see a lot of this expect to see a lot from us around these types of issues bringing the masses into crypto in a way that's just so easy so smooth he's he's smooth butter smooth you just want to lick it that's how smooth it is Kryptos so good you can lick it we're gonna we're gonna coin that phrase exactly this has been a really really great chat thank you for coming on and telling the audience a little bit about mainframe what's been going on and this is a great chat overall so thank you so much I need to put in one more plug and I put in one more plyo for it go for it so we are doing a virtual event on January 29th and January 30th it's virtual online conference anybody any of your listeners can sign up it's called the decentralized summit so if you go to decentralized summit com you'll be able to sign up we've got amazing speakers you know amazing founders you go there you'll see we have over 50 different founders and speakers from all the top projects in crypto again it's a virtual summit so you sign up you'll be able to watch the videos it's gonna be really cool you know it's the crypto bear market we've got to be resourceful we know that you know you can't just do a big full-blown event these days you got to be virtual so we're doing a virtual event anybody in the world can have access to it that's awesome so it's decentralized summit calm yes decentralized summit calm awesome I'll put a link down below to that as well so if you want to find out about decentralized summit calm or if you want to of course watch the lemon coin video for a good laugh both live down below make thank you so much for coming on today it's been a pleasure thanks for having me I a year from now let's make sure to put it in the calendar your from now let's do it again sounds good

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  5. While I appreciate plain talk, he did not say anything about the core project. What are they doing, use cases, the platform… not sure I get it! They will allow dapps to be built on top on a non existing blockchain is that the message!

  6. I love your videos. I wondered if you could help, scams are killing mass adoption. I recently got hacked, it is devestating and I thought it would never happen to me. I am trying to raise awareness, if you could give a shout out to my Reddit post it would really help others not falling into the traps. Some of the comments on the post have fantastic advice. Thank you.

  7. As always great interview
    Like how they partnered with Tezos, 2 projects I’m very interested in.

    Can you stake mainframe?

  8. Hey crypto lark I love this interview. You think you could do something like this for #Scriv its a fast growing project

  9. Another goodie CryptoLark I didn't understand Mainframe before… So many opportunities for dev are arising on platforms like TRON, Mainframe, where micro payments can be made in crypto, to reward activity and participation by end users, gamers, musicians, artists, etc., etc…… Content providers

  10. I was attending to Mainframe London meetup, some snacks and non% drinks, and balloons falling from the air with free tokens. Nice one!

  11. Just watched the lemoncoin clip – great logo – the future belongs to those that buidl! The question I would like to ask mainframe team is do they envisage building a bridge for java app developers who use existing open source "off the rack" app tool kits to build mobile phone based apps that can be the front end that can interact with the block chain to then provide "trustlessness " and "censorship resistance" at the backend where it is needed.

  12. Great video again! Emails should definitely adapt, i simply hate using that dinosaur and have always done so, keep up the good work (y)

  13. Another great interview lark ? hopefully at some point you can get an interview with someone from project Hydro it's a really unique project created by Hydrogen and has real potential imo

  14. What does it do? How is it working? All i hear is that they made a lot for milions $$$ for some code…some code that a third world country developer can wright in one night for a few hundred $$$… I see the bots on binance pumping and dumping for a few months naw…i made some satoshi off them but i feel sorry for the newbs that will hold this trash while the real tech moons…first q on2019 they should have mainnet naw they are delaying or wait dammm no blockchain, no staking.

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