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Aug 16, 2023

In this episode, we delve into the world of DeSci, or Decentralized Science, which serves as a bridge between technologies like Synthetic Biology, Longevity, and Ethereum. DeSci aims to revolutionize the current scientific system, highlighting its flaws such as friction, corruption, and outdated practices. By utilizing blockchain technology, DeSci seeks to improve scientific institutions and processes.

The conversation with pioneers Boris Dyakov and Mikey Fischer sheds light on the vast potential of DeSci and its ability to transform scientific progress. It goes beyond mere improvement, presenting a paradigm shift in the way science is conducted. The second conversation with Alok Tayi of VibeBio illustrates a fascinating use case for using DeSci to solve diseases that are underserved in TradSci.

DeSci envisions open and modular scientific data, akin to the accessibility of financial tools in the blockchain world. Additionally, the emergence of DAOs in DeSci brings opportunities for capital allocation and funding clinical trials. Join us on this exploration of the frontier of Scientific Progress, where traditional and decentralized science collide.


0:00 Intro
1:30 Scientific Progress

8:50 Overcoming TradSci
13:00 Open Science
16:25 VitaDAO
19:00 What is DeSci?
23:23 Bullish on Science
28:30 Onboarding Scientists
34:00 The New Infrastructure
35:00 AI and Science

44:10 Vibe Bio
47:00 The Long Tail of Disease
52:00 Inflection Points
54:00 Solving Disease
59:45 The Power of DAOs
1:07:45 Governance and Structure
1:11:30 The Crypto Value Add
1:14:00 Regulation
1:19:00 A New Primitive


Boris Dyakov

Mikey Fischer

Alok Tayi

DeSci Ethereum Foundation

Gitcoin DeSci Fund

Vibe Bio

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