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The Y Combinator of the Decentralized World | Interview with Zachary Dash | Founder of XIO Network

  • 1:04 When and why did you join the crypto industry?
  • 4:45 What is the XIO Model? How do you grow multi-million dollar projects with zero capital and how does that process look different than the traditional ICO model?
  • 10:05 What is the missing link between successful and unsuccessful airdrops? What are the ethical and unethical ways to give away tokens? How do you ethically and efficiently distribute pre-mined tokens?
  • 14:15 What was the inspiration behind XIO and what problem does it solve? How does it actually help launch startups and ideas into the decentralized world? How does it related to YCombinator?
  • 17:10 How would you explain the difference between XIO and YCombinator? Equity vs tokens. Physical vs. Remote work. Centralized vs. Decentralized. 9-5 vs. 24/7
  • 19:37 What do startups and project receive when coming through XIO? What are the benefits?
  • 22:54 How has XIO changed since the original concept? Build things that don’t scale.
  • 31:10 Can you clarify the functionality of the XIO Dapp? How does it actually work and where does the XIO token come into play?
  • 34:30 Walk me through an example of staking. What happens with XIO behind the scenes?
  • 38:25 Can you walk through XIO Tokenomics and allocation? Circulating vs Total Supply. XLP (XIO Liquidity Pool) vs. XSI (XIO Social Initiative) vs. XIO Foundation
  • 41:00 Can you expand on the XIO Liquidity Pool (XLP)? What is it and why did you create it? Why did you choose to build it on Uniswap?
  • 47:25 How do you track the XLP? How do users withdraw their rewards?
  • 49:24 Can you expand on this secret new liquidity software you’re building out?
  • 51:25 Why is liquidity so important? Why is it the last piece of the decentralized bootstrapping puzzle?
  • 52:42 Why did XIO recently explode? What was the catalyst?

XIO Toll vs. Ethereum Gas vs. Y Combinator

In this video, we breakdown what the XIO Toll is and why it is needed to sustain the Network.

  1. Should we keep the name “Toll” or use something else? If something else, what should we call this Stake fee?
  2. What Rate should the XIO Toll be? If set too low, XIO Citizens that maintain the Network may be discouraged and the XIO Token Treasury may have a hard time retaining value. If set too high, Startups and token suppliers may not be motivated to participate.

XIO Labs | Decentralized and Autonomous Blockchain Agency

XIO Labs is a decentralized marketing, development, and consulting agency created to help blockchain projects scale. Using $XIO as the exclusive payment and settlement currency for all services offered, XIO Labs operates 100% autonomously with zero commissions or middle-man fees. We believe this begins the next chapter of XIO by giving our startups a place to use the $XIO capital they earn from XIO Dapp Staking rewards.

XIO Dapp Update | Token Architecture + UI/UX + Early Withdraw Deflation + Bonus Staking Portals

  • 0:55 Organization/Colors of Dapp
  • 2:38 What are XIO Payout Options?
  • 3:30 Early Unstake = Deflation?
  • 4:50 What is Restaking?
  • 5:17 What is XIO “Explore”?
  • 5:35 What is XIO “Base Interest” Rate?
  • 6:10 What are “Bonus” Staking Portals?
  • 8:55 What is XIO “APY”?
  • 10:25 Reducing Downward Pressure by taking XIO “Toll”
  • 13:00 Updated “STAKE” UI/UX
  • 15:25 Creating XIO Portals
  • 16:25 Feedback!

Around the Block w/ Jeff Kirdeikis the Founder of Uptrennd | Social Media, For the People


In this interview, we share the story of how Jeff Kirdeikis, a yoga circus firefighter, got scammed for every dollar he owned and eventually become the founder of Some of the questions we ask Jeff during this episode:

  • 01:37 What was Jeff doing before crypto and got him into the industry?
  • 4:30 Share a time in your entrepreneur journey that didn’t go as planned and how did you overcome it?
  • 7:45 What is Uptrennd and why did you build it?
  • 9:30 Where is the balance between freedom of speech of social media being legally compliant? How does Uptrennd plan to juggle this?
  • 12:46 Will the world of social crypto have one monoply leader or several different smaller websites succeeding?
  • 15:55 How does Uptrennd differentiate itself? How will this evolve over time?
  • 18:50 Do you feel Uptrennd is democratic?
  • 19:35 What advice to you give to people who don’t perform an ICO or raise upfront capital?
  • 22:22 Can you explain the tokenomics behind 1UP tokens and what to look forward to in the future?
  • 27:00 With so many tokens currently held in cold storage, what would you tell token holders on how these will come into circulation? 30:52 What is the most requested feature from the Uptrennd community? What should people get excited about?
  • 33:30 How are you going to keep users on Uptrennd enthralled over time as opposed to Steemit?
  • 38:40 If there is a blockchain startup that most people haven’t heard of, what is it?

Around the Block w/ Jason Coppola founder of Opacity | Private Storage, Powered by Crypto

Hey Google, are you reading my catfood files on GDrive? From an engineer with Microsoft during the Dot Com boom in the late 90’s to the founder of a blockchain startup, this interview shares the story of Jason Copolla and why he is building private storage for the decentralized world.

  • 2:55 What did you do before Crypto?
  • 4:40 What got you excited about the blockchain industry?
  • 6:26 What is your elevator pitch and overview for Opacity?
  • 9:00 Can Google see our files stored on GDrive and advertise to use based on this data?
  • 10:21 What does the decentralized storage space look like right now? Who are the leaders?
  • 14:50 What differentiates Opacity to other options?
  • 16:10 What do the three month and three year roadmap of Opacity look like?
  • 20:01 What are the strenghts of the Opacity Team? How did you all stick together during the bear market?
  • 22:50 How do you stay alive in a bear market as a company who has never performed an ICO? What is the balance between fiat and crypto for cashflow and operating expenses?
  • 25:50 Are the current prices of Opacity sustainable?
  • 29:20 How does Opacity work behind the tech? When I upload files, where are my files going?
  • 32:10 If AWS were to go down, what would happen? What if the Opacity website goes down?
  • 33:39 Do files get split up or staying together?
  • 35:00 How big exactly are the file storage and file sharing industries? Can Opacity be the DropBox of the Decentralized world?
  • 38:15 How will Opacity handle illegal material or content?
  • 40:38 What does the Opacity Support system look like?
  • 42:00 What happens if Opacity the company shuts down?
  • 43:30 How can you involved with Opacity?
  • 44:30 If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be and why?