Part 2: Decentralized Exchange in 2019 w/ 0x Founders Will Warren & Amir Bandeali - (Ep. 0063)

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This episode is the second of a two-part conversation with Will Warren and Amir Bandeali, co-founders of 0x (which issues the ZRX token), an open-source protocol that powers the decentralized exchange of tokens on Ethereum.

This interview is part of a series with exchange operators. We've interviewed Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Ivan Poon from Switcheo, Alex Wearn from IDEX, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, John Jansen from Deribit, and Mario Lozada from Liquid.

My conversation with Will and Amir is split into 4 chapters:
- Chapter 1: Decentralized exchange before DEXs
- Chapter 2: A short history of DEXs and 0x
- Chapter 3: The current state of DEXs and 0x
- Chapter 4: An exploration of the future

In this episode, we finish chapter 3 and cover chapter 4.

We discuss:

  • Ways that 0x relayers can compete for users
  • How 0x Mesh enables a more efficient marketplace
  • KYC and AML on DEXs
  • The introduction of bridge contracts in v3
  • Lesser-known use cases for 0x
  • Why DEXs are suited for security tokens
  • The potential of prediction markets like Augur and Gnosis
  • Launching a 0x relayer in just a couple of minutes

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