#18 Self-Custody Limitations and its Future w/ Rohan Agrawal

Jan 24, 2023

🎙️ Today, Michael & Emery talks with our brilliant guest - Rohan Agrawal, Rohan is the co-founder of Cypherock Wallet, where he is building the world's first web3 wallet without a seed phrase.

Rohan has been developing software since 2014 and has been in the Crypto space since 2017. He has worked with organizations such as Blockgeeks, Fossasia (Google Summer of Code), Apollo Munich, Siftr Labs (acq.), and Samsung amongst others. He is a generalist by nature having worked across both technical and non-technical roles in the past.

Cypherock is a Singapore based venture backed security storage solutions provider intended for blockchain-based digital assets and private keys. The company's product is a hardware wallet in the shape of a mobile case, enabling users to maintain the security level of the blockchain's investment as well as avoid the threat of interruption in the software and provide a physical-digital solution for the safe custody of crypto assets. Cypherock has recently raised $1M to continue on our mission of eliminating SeedPhrases in web3. The startup has raised its funding from Consensys which is founded by Ethereum's cofounder and other Crypto builders in the space. 

🎯 Topics covered in this episode:

  • Cypherock's origin story.
  • Risks of centralized financial ecosystems.
  • Barriers for making self-custody accessible.
  • Future of self-custody of crypto assets.
  • Biggest edge for Cypherock.
  • Asset support and user features roadmap.
  • Cypherock's traction in the space.
  • Rohan's unique take on the trust challenges for mass adoption.
  • Web2 inheritance incompatibility with web3.

🔗 Guest Links:

  • Be sure to follow Rohan on Twitter 
  • Check out Cypherock if you don’t want to remember your seed phrase ever!

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