Danny Ryan is an Ethereum 2.0 researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, but he is also a cat owner, husband, and outdoors enthusiast. With some of the longest hair in crypto, Danny is solving extremely difficult and important problems at the protocol level for Ethereum. He is a communicator and a thinker—he is technical but also personable.
Danny is a human at the center of this movement, navigating through high-stakes subjective decisions and surrounded by smart, passionate people. This conversation also covers what it’s like working for a protocol. What’s it like working without a boss and concrete job description?
Danny’s answer? He cares a lot.
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4:00 Danny Ryan & His Hair
8:50 Coding & Building
19:37 Subjective Decisions
25:05 Existential Risks
31:35 Work Culture & Accountability
38:08 After Ethereum
41:21 Proof of Stake
45:36 Social Interactions
51:42 More Proof of Stake
58:10 Clean Money
1:00:15 Happy Devs & the Mock Merge
1:06:01 Personal Stuff
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