The Index Podcast
Oct. 7, 2023

Open Source and Building on Solana with Mert Mumtaz, Co-founder & CEO of Helius

Open Source and Building on Solana with Mert Mumtaz, Co-founder & CEO of Helius
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The Index Podcast

This week on the podcast, Alex Kehaya welcomes Mert Mumtaz, Co-founder and CEO of Helius, the leading developer on Solana specializing in APIs, webhooks, and RPCs for building scalable and reliable Solana applications. They take a deep dive into open source development and how to efficiently navigate on-chain data using Helius' robust infrastructure.

This episode is nothing short of a masterclass on the emerging world of developing for the blockchain.  Alex and Mert analyze the slow yet steady growth of crypto, the rise of NFTs, and how Solana and L2s are redefining the crypto infrastructure. Mert shares his insights into the challenges crypto faced in its early days. They also briefly explore the roles of AI, AR, and VR in the crypto game, emphasizing the need for more talented founders in the space to build products that meet the demands of the crypto market.

Host - Alex Kehaya

Producer - Shawn Nova