Episode 13 of CopperCasts welcomes Hugo Philion, CEO and co-founder of Flare Network, which aims to connect DeFi and smart contracts with blockchain networks, making any cryptocurrency token usable in smart contracts.

Flare initally started off with Ripple’s XRP before revealing plans to integrate Litecoin, Dogecoin, and now Stellar, which is going to be the fourth crytpoasset in its arsenal.

CopperCasts are split into two parts. The first is a short (2min) video in which our guest shares with us something they find unusual or inspiring about the digital asset space. The second half is a traditional audio-only podcast, which you can stream at the bottom of this page, or search for it in all the usual places.

In his Show & Tell, Hugo highlights that the DeFi summer involved only about 35% of the crypto world, and that most of the value in crypto lies in non-Turing complete assets, such as Bitcoin and Ripple.

He goes on to explain that Flare's smart contract functionality can be integrated with these assets (which make up about 65% of the value of public blockchains). With smart contract capabilities, more assets can enter the exciting world of NFTs and all of the future developments that smart contracts bring.

In the longer audio-only conversation, Hugo and CopperCasts host, Tyler, discuss the origin and evolution of the Flare Network project, why Flare is not an 'Ethereum Killer' and the wider crypto landscape.

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Previous episodes:

Ep 001 - Charlie Morris

Ep 002 - Geoff White

Ep 003 - Jeff Hancock

Ep 004 - Piers Ridyard

Ep 005 - David Shrier

Ep 006 - Iain Wilson

Ep oo7 - Michael Hall

Ep oo8 - Erica Stanford

Ep oo9 - Konstantin Anissimov

Ep 010 - Yichen Wu

Ep 011 - David Marsh

Ep012 - Stani Kulechov

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