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25th February 2021
StakerDAO – building the Vanguard of crypto
In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard talks with Jonas Lamis, founder of StakerDAO and CEO of Staker Services Ltd. They discuss the vision of StakerDAO, their cross-chain approach, governance model, and DeFi products, assets, and services that exist outside of Ethereum.
11th February 2021
Sovryn: Making your Bitcoin do DeFi
Listen to the conversation between the DeFi Download host Piers Ridyard, and Edan Yago and Ororo Munroe, both contributors to the decentralised Bitcoin trading and lending platform Sovryn. Their discussion revolves around the features of Sovryn and the capacity of the Bitcoin ledger to embrace the functionalities of DeFi without altering its main chain.
28th January 2021
Democracy Earth: Voting Without Identity? Governance and Democracy in the Digital Age.
In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Santiago Siri, founder of Democracy Earth Foundation. Their discussion revolves around the concept of democracy, identity, and new systems of governance and decision-making procedures informed by blockchain protocols and communities that transcend national borders.
14th January 2021
dHedge: Advanced DeFi trading made easy
Join Piers Ridyard in this episode of the DeFi Download, where he talks with Henrik Andersson, co-founder of dHEDGE. They discuss copy trading with synthetic assets, breaking barriers to entry into the asset management world, and democratising investing. The dHEDGE motto is “Invest like the best,” and it offers “Non-custodial mimetic trading for synthetics on […]
31st December 2020
Quantstamp: Code, sleep, audit, repeat!
In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Krishna Sriram. Krishna is the Managing Director of Quantstamp, whose mission is to secure the decentralised internet. Quantstamp has protected 2 billion dollars in digital asset risk from hackers and has audited the smart contracts and code of several leading projects in the DeFi and […]
17th December 2020
mStable: Make Money Make Money
Join Piers Ridyard, CEO of Radix, in his conversation with James Simpson, co-founder of mStable. This episode of the DeFi Download podcast focuses on unwrapping how the mStable protocol works by examining its various products, the mUSD token, MINT, SWAP, SAVE, and EARN.
3rd December 2020
Aragon: Let’s build a new country!
In this episode of DeFi Download, Piers interviews Luis Cuente, Co-Founder & Core Contributor of the Aragon project, which gives internet communities unprecedented power to organise around shared values and resources. They talk about Decentralised Autonomous Organizations, decentralised governance and dispute resolution mechanisms, as well as how to build a better Uber.
19th November 2020
Messari: Show me the token lockup!
In this episode of DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Jack Purdy, Research Analyst at Messari, which is a market intelligence platform aiming at being the Bloomberg of crypto. Messari is a full-service market intelligence platform that launched during the 2017 ICO boom. It provides reliable data and market intelligence for crypto investors and professionals. Messari’s […]
5th November 2020
Nexus Mutual: Cover me, I’m going in!
In this episode of DeFi Download, listen to Piers and Hugh Karp, the founder of Nexus Mutual, as they delve into insurance’s decentralised alternatives. They address risk-sharing and the use of mutuals in place of more conventional forms of insurance.
29th October 2020
Polymath: Regulated securities on public ledger – it’s happening!
In this episode of DeFi Download, join Piers and Trevor Koverko, founder of Polymath, as they explore the realm of digital securities on the blockchain. They discuss security tokens and their components, market infrastructure problems, cross-jurisdictional regulatory compliance, identity concerns and permissioned blockchains.
22nd October 2020
IDEX: Supercharging Decentralised Exchanges
In this episode of DeFi Download, Alex Wearn, co-founder and CEO of IDEX, joins our host and CEO of Radix, Piers Ridyard. Listen to their talk as they discuss centralised and decentralised exchanges, IDEX’s journey in becoming the world’s most advanced cryptocurrency exchange and topics such as yield farming and composability.
15th October 2020
Balancer: How to auto-balance your crypto portfolio.
In this DeFi Download episode Piers Ridyard talks with Fernando Martinelli, co-founder and CEO of Balancer, a protocol for programmable liquidity. Piers and Fernando discuss concepts such as portfolio rebalancing, smart pools, proof of liquidity, and the difference between yield farming and liquidity mining.
8th October 2020
0x: The world’s liquidity protocol
In this episode of DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard is joined by Clay Robbins, Head of Growth at 0x Labs. Their discussion focuses on decentralised exchange and the regulatory challenges of the blockchain.
24th September 2020
Ren Protocol: bringing Bitcoin and DeFi together with trustless crypto magic.
Join Piers Ridyard as he talks to Ren CEO, Loong Wang to uncover the magic behind integrating with DeFi protocols, wrapping-free!
10th September 2020
Aave: Decentralised Debt and the Ghost Protocol
On this episode of the DeFi Download, join Piers Ridyard and Stani Kulechov CEO and founder, Aave as they discuss decentralised debt and the ghost protocol.
27th August 2020
Solving crypto’s problem with people!
On this episode of The DeFi Download, Piers speaks with Matthew Wright of Argent about how Argent are seeking to make DeFi accessible to anyone, and bringing a user experience to the non-custodial wallet that was previously thought to be impossible.
13th August 2020
Debt IS money. Really.
Join Piers Ridyard on the DeFi Download talking to Greg Diprisco of MakerDAO about lending, debt and the future of both.
1st August 2020
DeFi Roundtable: The Path to Decentralisation
Our exclusive roundtable with leading members of the DeFi community, discussing various aspects down the path to decentralization.
16th July 2020
Bringing Funds to Cryptoland: DeFi edition.
In this episode of The Defi Download Piers Ridyard talks with Mona El Isa, co-founder of Melon Protocol and founder of Avantgarde Finance about the expansion of DeFi and asset management on chain
2nd July 2020
Vitalik Buterin walks into a room…
In this episode of Defi Download Piers Ridyard speaks with David Johnston, managing director of Yeoman’s Capital and the person who coined the term Dapp about the growth of the cryptocurrency and the blockchain space.
18th June 2020
Hashgraph vs Bitcoin: A battle of Governance & Decentralisation
In this episode of Defi Download, Piers Ridyard speaks with Tom Trowbridge, co-founder of the Fluence Project and former president of Hedera Hashgraph about governance models in decentralised systems – particularly BTC and HBAR