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The UST Depeg and Luna Crash Azuki Founder Confession

The UST Depeg and Luna Crash + Azuki Founder Confession

“You could listen to influensooors about UST depegging for the 69th time, or you could remember they’re all now poor, and go for a run instead, wyd?” This was Do Kwon’s tweet a day before UST lost its peg down and plummeted to a scarcely believable 60 cents. This is a stablecoin we’re talking about. …

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CBDC Central Bank Digital Currencies complete guide 2022

CBDC Central Bank Digital Currencies – Complete Guide 2022

Remember when Congress got all hot and bothered about Stablecoins at the end of last year? This was Liz Warren “the most dangerous part of the crypto world. It’s where the scammers and the cheats and the swindlers mix among part-time investors and first-time crypto traders. In DeFi, someone can’t even tell if they’re dealing …

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Olympus DAO OHM What is it and where is it going next with JaLa

Olympus DAO ($OHM) What Is It and Where Is It Going Next? (with JaLa)

In 2021 no DeFi protocol has quite caught the eye like OlympusDAO. Inspiring a devoted following of Ohmies you’ll have seen the (3,3) meme everywhere. Then there were the forks, sooooo soooo many forks. Single-handedly responsible for DeFi2.0 and its promise of Protocol Owned Liquidity it seemed the project’s gamified model of a reserve currency …

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The US Treasury is Terrified of Stablecoins

The US Treasury Is Terrified of Stablecoins

Are you bored of hearing about FATF and regulations? It probably isn’t even on your radar right now. And let’s face it there are a thousand other entry points to this space that are just frankly, a lot more interesting. Thing is though, here at the Defiant we can’t afford to ignore it. For the …

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Shell Protocol Jumps into ‘Concentrated Liquidity’ Just Like Uniswap and Curve

When decentralized exchanges started to take off in 2019, the designs were very simple, but simplicity in these marketplaces might soon be a distant memory. The most successful category of decentralized exchanges are the automated market makers (AMMs), such as Uniswap and Curve. The Cowri Labs team, builders of the Shell Protocol, a small AMM …

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The return to Terra LUNA Summer 2021 UPDATE

The Return to Terra (LUNA), Summer 2021 Update

It’s hard to believe that this channel is barely a year old and here we are with 227 videos uploaded and a ton of data to work with. We’ve covered so many different topics and NFTs are clearly a favourite but of all the L1s we’ve looked at there’s one in particular that just floats …

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Fantom’s Liquidity Mining Program Almost Doubled TVL in Three Days

Fantom’s liquidity mining program is once more showcasing the power incentives can have in markets as total value locked in the smart contract chain’s DeFi projects has nearly doubled in the three days since offering token rewards. TVL on Fantom soared by 80% to $990M from $547M on Aug. 29, the day before the liquidity …

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Live: DeFi 101

Live: DeFi 101

Join us for our first ever livestream – Defiant Weekly is our friday deep dive show and where the video department first began. In this special episode we’re going back to basics and doing a live version of Robin’s now infamous Consensus presentation. We’ll cover the basics of DeFi from LP’s to Collateralized debt positions …

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Magic Money the mystical world of Anchor Alchemix and Gyroscope

Magic Money: The Mystical World of Anchor, Alchemix, and Gyroscope

In last week’s episode we ventured into the dark forest where nothing at all was what it seemed and unimaginable horrors lurked round every corner. Well this week we’re labouring the fantasy metaphor yet further with a languid lunge through illusion magic and scarcely credible financial finagling in what critics are already calling the David …

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If You Allocate Capital in a Vacuum Its Kind of Meaningless Do Kwon

“We’re Lifting Barriers For Outside Users; If You Allocate Capital in a Vacuum, It’s Kind of Meaningless:” Terra’s Do Kwon

In this week’s episode, we interview Do Kwon, cofounder of the Terra ecosystem, which includes a payments network, a stablecoin, a lending protocol and a synthetic assets platform. We talk about how he was able to achieve what most crypto companies can’t: Get a broad non-crypto native user base. Terra’s Chai payments system, which uses the Terra stablecoin, has about …

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We Were Idiots and We Were Poor Then From Mid 2020 to Now Suddenly Were Right Ameen Soleimani

“We Were Idiots and We Were Poor; Then From Mid 2020 to Now, Suddenly, We’re Right: ” Ameen Soleimani

In this week’s episode I interview Ameen Soleimani, one of the most prolific builders in Ethereum. He’s the CEO of SpankChain, a blockchain-based adult entertainment platform, the co-creator of MolochDAO, a DAO to fund Ethereum projects, and the co-founder of Reflexer Labs, which created RAI, a purely ether-backed stablecoin. We talk about the need of a purely …

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Algorithmic Stablecoins Sexy AF or A Load of Pants

Algorithmic Stablecoins: Sexy AF or A Load of Pants?

While your regular crypto asset will fling you around like a ragdoll and reduce your life expectancy by double digits at least twice a month, stablecoins wrap us in a warm embrace and whisper in our ears that maybe, just maybe, things will be okay. They’re an anchor, a refuge and they too come in …

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