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In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.

Mar 18, 2019

Hey everyone, this is Vikram from QuantLayer and thanks for listening to our 34th podcast. On this episode, Santiago Roel Santos from EON joins us to talk about proof of stake and staking. We speak about Santiago’s investing background, how he entered crypto, and the Staking as a Service business he’s building now at EON. The discussion covers a lot of great topics for crypto entrepreneurs: UX considerations when building crypto products, how EON manages technical and security issues when staking on the behalf of others, and EON’s business model. This is a must listen for anyone building crypto products for consumers.


  • Santiago's background
  • His thoughts at the time when he's analysing companies
  • When margin changes
  • How he got interested in crypto
  • His peer's responses as an analyst
  • What staking is
  • Proof of work and proof of stake
  • Who/how does a transaction get validated
  • His background on investing
  • What they're up to at EON
  • A scenario how staking works
  • What happens if the server goes down
  • On customer service
  • How they handle availability and security
  • The worst thing that can happen if people are staking with them (EON)
  • Their qualification criteria for what comes on for their platform
  • What gets him excited of what they're doing at EON
  • How they compare and contrast with others
  • His thoughts on exchanges could offer a staking service to their customers

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