The Defiant

DeFi, Fantom, Regulations, and the challenges of being a niche micro celebrity with Andre Cronje

DeFi Rockstar Returns (again)

By: Camila Russo

Andre Cronje is the co-founder of Fantom, a layer 1 blockchain, and also the founder of Yearn Finance, one of the first yield aggregators in DeFi. Andre is certainly a key figure in the DeFi space who at time’s been seen as a rockstar, and other time’s been criticized for his controversial takes. Before we get into it, let’s first hear about Andre’s backstory: How did he get into crypto in the first place and why did he decide to build in DeFi?