Smart contracts

Are we unfairly ignoring Harmony ONE

Are We Unfairly Ignoring Harmony (ONE)?

Harmony is a sharded PoS smart contract platform. It also happens to be Robin’s first blockchain employer so he knows a little bit about it. It’s been growing an increasingly muscular TVL in DeFi thanks largely to DeFi Kingdoms, a gameified farming platform built around NFTs and the $JEWEL token. In this episode we take …

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AVAXs Emin Gun Sirer Blockchains Should be Scalable at Their Core Layer 2s Mean Giving Up

AVAX’s Emin Gun Sirer Says Blockchains Should be Scalable at Their Core; Layer 2s Mean Giving Up

When Emin Gun Sirer first came on The Defiant in May 2020, Avalanche was not even on mainnet yet. Since then, it has risen to become one of the leading smart contract networks, while the AVAX token has risen over 7x in the last 12 months. We talk about how the project got here and how it …

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Fixed Rate Savings on Element Finance

Fixed Rate Savings on Element Finance

Element Finance is a decentralized protocol that allows users to buy assets (BTC, ETH, USDC, DAI) at a discounted price. The protocol allows users to create liquidity and trade these discounted assets to allow buyers to earn fixed rates. The Element protocol does not require trusted intermediaries and allows for fast and efficient trading of …

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We Said Lets Start With Uniswap and See What We Can Unbundle Pranay Mohan of Hashflow

“We Said Let’s Start With Uniswap and See What We Can Unbundle:” Pranay Mohan of Hashflow

In this weekโ€™s episode, we talk with Varun Kumar and Pranay Mohan from Hashflow, a new decentralized exchange that wants to unbundle Uniswap. What this means is, they want to keep the non-custodial side and the liquidity pools, but instead of finding prices with smart contacts and a formula, they use market makers applying their highly specialized strategies and algorithms …

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You stole $37M, now what? The $CREAM $ALPHA exploit unpacked

You Stole $37M, Now What? The $CREAM $ALPHA Exploit Unpacked

Last weekend Alpha Finance was hacked to the tune of $37m but this was a hack so specific and well-informed it was immediately assumed to have been an inside job. Have you ever wondered what happens when a hack goes down, or how a perpetrator can successfully escape with the money?