#21 - Listen to the Devs
Jesse Pollak helped build Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, and Coinbase Wallet. This wide-ranging conversation covers building in Web3.
Jesse Pollak (@jessepollak) currently works on protocols, public goods, cities, and currencies at Coinbase & beyond (more coming soon). He previously led all Retail engineering at Coinbase, including building Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, and Coinbase Wallet. Way back when, Jesse started Clef and was an engineer at BuzzFeed. He also writes open source software and takes incredible photos.
In this episode, we discuss building at Coinbase, Jesse's introduction to Bitcoin during a conversation with Olaf Carlson-Wee (Polychain Capital CEO), his project to bring crypto awareness and knowledge to the city of Oakland, and much more.
[1:30] A conversation with Olaf Carlson-Wee
[8:00] Cultivating coding skills
[19:30] Minting a CryptoPunk
[24:00] Online Pseudonymity
[32:00] Software-enabled corporations & the future of DAOs
[39:00] Perspective shifts in Web3
[42:00] Building @ Coinbase
[48:00] Oakland Community Currency
[54:00] Focus and discipline in Web 3
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