Crypto and OSS with Haseeb Qureshi, Joseph Jacks, and Alok Vasudev

Cryptocurrencies are decentralized monetary systems built on open source software.

The open source software movement has evolved from the world of Linux, MySQL, and Apache to a thriving ecosystem of commercial enterprises built around open source software. This ecosystem includes projects such as Kubernetes, MongoDB, and ReactJS. It includes large organizations such as Amazon Web Services, Elastic, and Facebook.

In a parallel software universe, the crypto ecosystem has built revolutionary new financial tools, creating billions of dollars of value, but not very many massive commercial companies.  In the world of cryptocurrencies, many of the same rules apply to the classic open source world. But other rules do not. 

How do these two worlds differ from each other? How are they the same? And how might they end up colliding?

Haseeb Qureshi, Joseph Jacks, and Alok Vasudev join the show for a spirited discussion of cryptocurrencies and open source. Haseeb is a cryptocurrency investor, JJ is the founder of OSS Capital, and Alok is an engineer and the founder of crypto venture capital firm Standard Crypto.

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