43 Bringing the World Onchain with Base — Jesse Pollak

A podcast where artists, musicians and tech creators talk about the future. Hosted by Nick Hollins and produced by Apollo.

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Jesse Pollak is contributor #1 at Base. A new Ethereum L2, incubated by Coinbase and built on the open-source OP Stack.

We talk about Jesse’s origin stories in tech and joining Coinbase early. Where he served as lead for all Retail engineering, including building Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, and Coinbase Wallet.

What does it mean to bring the world onchain? We go behind the scenes to discover ‘how did this get made?’ in relation to Coinbase and Base. How an idea to do something radical like decentralise Coinbase and bring the whole org onchain set things in motion, and led to Base being developed like a breakaway startup from within.

You'll hear stories about how it’s working behind the scenes for players in this onchain movement including Base, Zora and Optimism. We look back on Onchain Summer from August and highlight projects including Basepaint, Happy Friday coffee by thepark, create.fun, Paragraph and Lore.


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