The 77th episode of the ARK Crypto Podcast is here! This week, we continue our deep dive series of the six ARK Core Values, with sovereignty as this episode's focus. How does ARK empower developers to forge their own future? What are the benefits to having a standalone blockchain as opposed to being a token or smart contract on someone else's mainnet? These questions and more are addressed in this episode. We also hear from developers choosing standalone blockchains and their reasons. To provide context for developers and projects outside of the ARK Ecosystem, we located a clip syndicated from YouTube channel GAINS Associates featuring Brian Kerr of KAVA building on Cosmos. For ARK, we have a clip of nOS CEO and Founder Dean van Dugteren on why he chose ARK and a standalone blockchain. Clips have been edited for time while preserving context. Enjoy!