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🎙 From Coinbase Employee #20 to Building Farcaster with Dan Romero
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🎙 From Coinbase Employee #20 to Building Farcaster with Dan Romero

Dan Romero, Co-Founder of Farcaster, on building a sufficiently decentralized social network, the current state of web3 social, and the crypto-native creator.

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🎙 New Podcast Episode

Mint Season 6 episode 20 welcomes Dan Romero, Co-Founder of Farcaster, the sufficiently decentralized social network. Throughout the hour we discuss his thesis for web3, the current state of web3 social, building an audience as a crypto-native creator, what it means to be sufficiently decentralized, how web3 will beat the bots, and so much more.

Previously, Dan was the 20th employee at Coinbase and is an active early-stage angel investor across web2 and web3.

I hope you guys enjoy our conversation.

Time Stamps

  • 00:09 - Intro

  • 03:37 - Dan’s Original Thesis For Web3

  • 07:37 - The Current State of Web3 Social

  • 19:23 - Problems to Fix With a Web3 Social Graph

  • 31:19 - Building an Audience as a Crypto-Native Creator

  • 36:18 - Measuring the Success of a Creator In Web3

  • 45:46 - What is Decentralized On Farcaster?

  • 53:25 - How Do You See Clients For Farcaster Evolving?

  • 01:02:15 - How Do We Beat the Bots?

  • 01:03:29 - Incentives For Developers to Build On Top of Farcaster

  • 01:05:56 - Outro

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Levy’s Newsletter
Mint
Mint with host Adam Levy delivers an exclusive look into how the creators of today are building the communities of tomorrow using web3 primitives like social tokens, DAOs, and NFTs, to name a few.