Charlie kicks off the show by underscoring the high-quality guests the show invites to interview amidst a crypto landscape full of illegitimate companies. Barney Mannerings of Vega Protocol shares what he did prior to joining the world of crypto. Barney talks about why people invented markets and how crypto can make it better. Barney looks back on when Uniswap was invented and compares it to “toys” vs real-world innovations that truly challenge the old guard in TradFi. Barney shares his thoughts on what has and has not transcended the “toy” stage in crypto. Barney dives into what he would like to see in the industry and on Vega specifically. Barney explains how a community member can get involved on Vega. Barney discusses project roadmaps and the pros and cons.