Mar 1 • 1HR 10M

TIKI Talk Ep. 52! The Return of Barry O'Connor!

Blockchain Barry back in action!

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Shane Faria
Barry O'Connor
TIKI Talk is a series of podcasts broadcast from Pineapple Studios in Nashville, Tennessee! TIKI Talk: Take a behind-the-scenes look and listen to what's going on at TIKI with founders Mike Audi and Shane Faria. Your Data, Your Story: In our guest segment, tune in for great stories from great guests, hosted by Shane.
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TIKI Talk Episode 52 is here and our guest is none other than TIKI’s very own Barry O’Connor!

In this episode, Barry and Shane discuss the time-consuming but rewarding process of writing (and rewriting) the TIKI whitepaper, balancing curiosity with prior knowledge, feeling like the stars are aligning, hope and skepticism in crypto, Web3 and new trendy tech, enjoying as fast pace, what excites Barry and what has surprised him, TIKI economics, Barry’s Búzios thoughts, and more!


0:00-2:22 Intro / who is Barry again?
2:22-11:33 Barry’s crypto whitepaper / stablecoin instability / SEC aggression / rewriting the whitepaper / soulbound tokens / DAOs / decaying value tokens
11:33-21:17 Experience of creating then rewriting the whitepaper / less worries / curiosity and prior knowledge / the “vision” / stars aligning / minting millions of NFTs / Mike solving problems
21:17-26:45 Balancing hope and skepticism in new tech / financial DAOs oxymorons? / evolving concepts / enjoying the pace / reflections on podcasting
26:45-29:15 What excites Barry about his job and role at TIKI
29:15-35:23 Economics / TIKI’s views on money / built to sell = disaster? greed? / longterm decisions / taking pressure away
35:23-43:19 Pressure (cont.) / Barry can’t retire (yet)
43:19-46:46 Barry’s Búzios thoughts / a more perfect mousetrap
46:46-49:49 2023: excitements and worries
49:49-1:09:37 Barry asking Shane stuff / success / TIKI culture / internal communication / respect / pure intentions