🎙 Gitcoin's Kevin Owocki on Fueling Public Goods Funding for the Ethereum Nation
Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin, which helps coordinate crowdfunding for projects and software developments on the Ethereum blockchain. With 300,000 builders and over 25,000 funders, Gitcoin has become a key pillar of the Ethereum nation, making sure public goods can survive and thrive. We talk about how Gitcoin was born as a reaction to the ICO era, after Kevin realized many of the business models and funding mechanisms on Ethereum were broken. Open-source software is carrying a huge weight, while its builders are not being properly compensated or incentivized, and Gitcoin wants to change that.
Kevin also dives into Gitcoin’s transition into a DAO and how the GTC token now fits into the platform. We also chat about Kevin’s recently published book titled “Green Pilled: How Crypto Can Regenerate the World.” It explores the intersection of programmable money, game theory, mechanism design, and the goal of getting from Degen Finance to Regen Finance.
Podcast audio and video was edited by Daniel Flynn and Gary Leuci. Transcript was edited by Samuel Haig.
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