Ethereum's Untold History & Defying Future w/ Camila Russo From The Defiant (Ep. 0069)


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Today's guest is Camila Russo, founder of The Defiant, a daily newsletter focused on decentralized finance or DeFi. We discuss how DeFi has become the top use case for the Ethereum network.

This conversation is split into 3 chapters:

  1. The early days of Ethereum
  2. Recent developments in decentralized finance
  3. The future of DeFi

The episode also covers the following:

  • The historical importance of ICOs
  • How blockchain enables an “Internet of value”
  • The success of decentralized derivatives trading
  • Exciting DeFi projects like PoolTogether, Sablier & DeFiZap
  • How undercollateralized loans could drive mass DeFi adoption
  • The promise of zero-knowledge proofs
  • The need for a decentralized identity system


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