Chris Spadafora: BadgerDAO – Bridging Bitcoin and DeFi


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Badger is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) with a single purpose: To build the products and infrastructure necessary to accelerate Bitcoin as collateral across other blockchains. BadgerDAO is extremely community focused and has succeeded in creating a seamlessly operating DAO out of a group of random people with a shared set of values and a mission.

BadgerDAO's founder, Chris Spadafora, joined us to talk about how he built this decentralized community, why Bitcoin & DeFi, and the products they have created including Sett and Digg.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Chris' background and how BadgerDAO came about
  • How they successfully built a strong community
  • Why Bitcoin and DeFi?
  • Who is the target audience for Badger?
  • The Sett vaults - strategies
  • Digg - the rebase system
  • Chris' thoughts on “DeFi on Bitcoin”

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