Unmasking ChainLinkGod: Zach Rynes' Crypto Journey

In today's episode, Jason talks with Zach Rynes, formerly known as crypto anon "ChainLinkGod". They discuss Zach's journey in the crypto space, the pros and cons of being an anon, and the strong community of "Link Marines" that has formed around Chainlink. Zach explains how Chainlink has evolved from a simple oracle service to a platform for data, compute and cross-chain functionality, and why he believes it will be a critical piece of infrastructure as crypto matures and gains adoption from institutions. They also touch on Zach's thoughts on the current state of the oracle market, the importance of the LINK token, and some other exciting developments in the Ethereum and broader crypto ecosystem.

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(00:00) Why ChainlinkGod is DOXing

(03:31) The ChainlinkGod Origin Story

(13:42) Importance of Identity in Crypto

(21:49) Oracle Landscape Today

(25:05) Link Business Model

(28:49) The Role of LINK Token

(32:45) CCIP Overview

(37:51) Dencun's Impact to Rollups

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