Why GPS Needs Crypto to Evolve | Mike & Christopher, GEODNET

This episode explores GeodNet, a DePIN project aiming to enhance GPS accuracy from meters to centimeters. Founder Mike Horton and investor Christopher Perkins discuss how GeodNet leverages blockchain to build a global network of satellite miners, providing high-precision location data for various industries. They delve into the project's tokenomics, potential use cases ranging from precision agriculture to autonomous vehicles, and the challenges of bridging Web2 and Web3 in infrastructure development. The conversation also touches on the future of DePIN projects and the importance of community building in the crypto space. Thanks for tuning in!

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Arbitrum is a game-changer for daily Ethereum's users and developers, offering top applications and lower fees. As the leading scaling solution with 600+ apps, explore Arbitrum’s Portal to find your perfect fit. Interact with the home of DeFi, a flourishing NFT and creator ecosystem, and a rapidly growing Web3 gaming hub – Arbitrum has it all. 

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Polygon Labs is developing the next generation of open source zero-knowledge tech to aggregate crypto liquidity and user bases with the AggLayer. To support the aggregated future, the Polygon Community Grants Program was launched with 1 billion tokens — all for Polygon builders.

Season One of the community grants program is live now, and features 35 million in MATIC to support the next generation of Polygon projects!

Join the aggregated future today by applying at https://polygon.technology/grants

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Mantle recently launched their airdrop program "Rewards Station" to holders of its native token, $MNT. The Rewards Station program distributes pre-sale token allocations or listed token to $MNT holders who stake their $MNT.

Check out the rewards station: https://www.mantle.xyz/rewards-station

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Marinade is the leading Solana staking service that spreads your stake across 100+ top validators, distributes MEV rewards, and provides automatic downside protection with new Protected Staking Rewards. Choose to liquid stake for mSOL for use in DeFi, or delegate your stake through Marinade Native, which gives you full custody of your SOL and no smart contract risk.

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(00:00) Introduction

(02:00) What is GEODNET?

(10:07) Why Web3 & Not Web2

(15:24) Coinfund Investment Thesis

(25:040 Adoption at Scale

(33:51) Marinade Ad

(34:56) Polygon Ad

(36:05) Mantle Ad

(36:54) Geodnet End Game

(41:59) Market Demand

(50:16) Future of DePin Valuation

(55:58) Importance of Chain Selection

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Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

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