Episode 40 of the Public Key podcast is here! In this episode, we talk with someone on the front lines of CBDCs and Ethereum layer-2 protocols, Jacobo Toll-Messia (CEO, Nahmii). Jacobo walks us through building a decentralized and non-custodial platform that is attractive to governments and financial institutions.  

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Public Key Episode 40 Preview: Blockchain protocols designed for CBDCs.

What do you do when you are a content aggregator and want to enable crypto payments for creators located all around the world? Build a brand new layer-2 blockchain, of course! Well, probably not most of us, but that’s exactly what the team at Nahmii has undertaken.  

In this episode, Ian Andrews (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis) is joined by Jacobo Toll-Messia (CEO, Nahmii) to understand what makes Nahmii useful and what’s new in the just released 3.0 version of the technology. 

Interestingly some of the first customers for the Nahmii platform are central banks looking to launch CBDCs. The platform is particularly well suited to governments and financial institutions who want to implement permissioned blockchain technology.

Quote of the episode

“Unlike, for example, 4 years ago in the last bear market, we see that people are not going back into the cave. So they’re not retreating from working on web3, but instead, they’re wondering, what if? What if we would actually make use properly of this technology.” – Jacobo Toll-Messia (CEO, Nahmii)

Minute-by-minute episode breakdown

  • (2:20) – The origins of Nahmii, a content aggregate company built before the Bitcoin blockchain 
  • (9:25) – The thought process for building a revolutionary layer-2 solution on Ethereum 
  • (15:18) – The finality of transactions was a main driver behind the design of the Nahmii protocol.
  • (17:00) – The evolution from Nahmii 1.0 to Nahmii 2.0 led to Nahmii 3.0 in Testnet phase.
  • (20:55) – Integrating web3 solutions with financial institutions that require KYC and AML. 
  • (25:40) – The launch of SkunkDAO and onboarding of web2 companies into web3
  • (29:01) – A better understanding of CBDCs and why countries are looking to take part in the digital asset revolution 
  • (33:00) – Weighing decentralization with AML and KYC requirements for crypto 

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