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    Greasing the Defi Engine - Brian Kerr Kava

    Greasing the Defi Engine - Brian Kerr Kava

    About this episodeBrian Kerr, Co-Founder and CEO of Kava Labs joins the End of the Chain podcast with host Samuel McCulloch to discuss cross blockchain liquidity provisions. Brian makes a great argument for why instead of protocol maximalism, we should all be "liquidity maximalists".
    Brian Kerr is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kava, a cross-chain DeFi platform offering loans and stablecoins for crypto users and traders. Brian is a serial venture-backed entrepreneur who previously led a prominent esports and gaming company called Fnatic. Brian also serves as an advisor to several blockchain projects including Snowball, Akash.network, and DMarket.io.
    Brian's LinksLinkedin | Twitter | Crunchbase
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    What to listen forWhy DeFi is so important because it creates digital dollars and allows for hedging positions.How the biggest story this year is: DeFi found interest rates.How Kava’s evolution will grow rates and on board cross-chain liquidity into their protocol as a result.Why Kava has sovereignty over USDX and anything that is bridged into their protocol regardless which chain it came from.Why we haven’t seen a flight of assets from one chain to another YET.How Kava is creating a new monetary supply on top of the base layer that never existed before and in theory, why this should be more efficient than the base layer itself.Why this credit layer built on top, made up of Kava and others, enables fungible assets to be created and how this is a game-changer for Crypto.Why liquidity begets liquidity, and there is nothing more liquid than the US dollar.How privacy should be the default in a perfect world but currently, only a small number of users will go through the extra steps needed to secure privacy within protocols.SUPPORT THE SHOWIf you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by doing one of the following:
    Help keep this show going by sending us $5Donate to our Gitcoin GrantMake a Tip - Send me an email after so I can mention you on the show.Bitcoin: USE THIS LINK FOR ADDRESS REUSE
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    Privacy for All - Andrey Bugaevski Incognito

    Privacy for All - Andrey Bugaevski Incognito

    About this episodeAndrey comes on the episode of End of the Chain with host Samuel McCulloch to discuss Incognito blockchain, a sidechain built for transactional privacy. He gives the run down about running a node, on-chain privacy and the growth of the network.
    Incognito's Website
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    What to listen forHow the idea for Incognito came about from a payroll use case for creating private transactions in stable coins.Why Privacy should be an option for all digital transactions, regardless of which chain or protocol you use.How Incognito works as a privacy sidechain that runs in parallel to the Ethereum network.How its mint/burn proofs make transactions untraceable and prevent malicious attacks.How Incognito decide to design ‘smart’ hardware and 'build' its validator network.Why Incognito built a physical plug and play node and made this open-source for other projects to use.What the team has planned for 2020 and beyond.How DeFi makes privacy and the ability to shield financial transactions even more important as more and more assets move on-chain.Why facial recognition will eventually allow your physical and digital identities to be completely traceable in a cashless society.How Incognito’s newly created PDEX can be a sidechain to any protocol providing privacy to all.SUPPORT THE SHOWIf you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by doing one of the following:
    Help keep this show going by sending us $5Donate to our Gitcoin GrantMake a Tip - Send me an email after so I can mention you on the show.Bitcoin: USE THIS LINK FOR ADDRESS REUSE
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    2019 Year in Review Pt. 2 - Dave Collum

    2019 Year in Review Pt. 2 - Dave Collum

    About this episodeDave Collum joins this episode of the End of the Chain with host Samuel McCulloch to break down his 2019 Year in Review. Dave is our most popular guest so far and for good reason. His witty writings are the highlight of my December. Dave and Samuel spoke for 5 hours and so this podcast will be broken up into a series of 3.
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    What to listen forWhy we seem to be stuck in 1984 and partying like it is 1999.How Dave’s conclusion became an extrapolation for social change.Why the Bond Market is in the biggest bubble in recorded history, but it doesn’t mean that the equity markets should be there too.What the succession of financial bubbles never taught us and why the 2008 property bubble is still alive and well, and distorting the REPO market.Why REPO madness matters in 2019 and beyond.How Powell started washing US$ 100 billion into the system a day but it’s not QE.Why the means of protesting around the world is changing and becoming leaderless through the organisational power of social media.Why Dave believes the Epstein scandal is the biggest cover-up in US history.Why every time the parties fail to take down Trump, he gets stronger.SUPPORT THE SHOWIf you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by doing one of the following:
    Help keep this show going by sending us $5Donate to our Gitcoin GrantMake a Tip - Send me an email after so I can mention you on the show.Bitcoin: USE THIS LINK FOR ADDRESS REUSE
    Ethereum: 0xDAb148614f22dDa800cF006Be7932eeEB75AC644
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    2019 Year in Review Pt. 1 - Dave Collum

    2019 Year in Review Pt. 1 - Dave Collum

    About this episodeDave Collum joins this episode of the End of the Chain with host Samuel McCulloch to break down his 2019 Year in Review. Dave is our most popular guest so far and for good reason. His witty writings are the highlight of my December. Dave and Samuel spoke for 5 hours and so this podcast will be broken up into a series of 3.
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    What to listen forWhy markets are no exception to the chemist’s rule - when anything returns to equilibrium from a very unstable state, it does huge damage (you blow up the laboratory).Why China’s massive debt to GDP credit bubble is hard to predict as there is no history of what happens in China when bubbles burst.How 14% of the Fortune 500 cannot pay interest on their corporate debt with their cash flow, which means that they are insolvent and haven’t been downgraded YET.Why if one entity owns all those loans left over from the financial crisis, and no one sells them on the open market, then this is distorting price discovery.How MMT hasn’t a clue how to deal with inflation no matter what they say and that cutting the pie into different pieces is not wealth creation, nor is printing money.How a sovereign state can actually save, in a world of long-running trade imbalances, and if that is even remotely possible. (Triffin's Dilemma)Why we are going back to the 1920's and the debate about whether we let the free market run society or whether we centralise decision making is coming back round again.Why the battle is really between labour and capital; if you make capital free, you make labour cheap.How this arbitrage drives the shortening product cycle and squanders resources.Why the Fed does not have a shot clock for the economy and are burning up price discovery in their wake.Why Dave thinks Bitcoin is only good for speculation in the background, like Dutch tulip bulbs, but the Bitcoin crowd is making progress with him.Why Sam thinks DeFi is the best thing to be built on Ethereum yet and that it is an alternative to fixed income for better returns.Why even when you have a really good idea, you still need confirmation bias.How Dave was a bull in the 1990's, but the last decade was a washout because he didn’t even beat inflation.Why there is no upside for Dave in taking big risks with his portfolio as he approaches retirement.SUPPORT THE SHOWIf you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by doing one of the following:
    Help keep this show going by sending us $5Donate to our Gitcoin GrantMake a Tip - Send me an email after so I can mention you on the show.Bitcoin: USE THIS LINK FOR ADDRESS REUSE
    Ethereum: 0xDAb148614f22dDa800cF006Be7932eeEB75AC644
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    We're Upgrading Money - Chris Roper Constant

    We're Upgrading Money - Chris Roper Constant

    About this episodeChris Roper joins this episode of the End of the Chain with host Samuel McCulloch to give the first official interview for Constant, a secured peer to peer lending site offering fix term loans for crypto. Constant is one of Samuel's favorite lending sites and he has written extensively about it before.
    Constant Review
    Constant's LinksWebsite | Twitter
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    What to listen forHow Constant became a P2P lending platform rather than just another project built on a stablecoin.Why their mission to try to help people with their money and their assets has remained the same even as their platform has changed.How Constant addressed the volatility problem in Crypto through over-collateralization, thus created secured loans.Why Constant is truly a peer-to-peer customer-driven marketplace and how their fiat on-ramp sets them apart from their competitors.Why new features like Pro and Flex came about in response to customer feedback and user experience.How Constant developed staking as a service for customers and is support projects they are passionate about through staking.What new features Constant are working on in 2020.Why Constant believes in the need for transparency as a business for our customers who want it, and for the industry as a whole in order to get more people involved in Crypto.SUPPORT THE SHOWIf you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by doing one of the following:
    Help keep this show going by sending us $5Donate to our Gitcoin GrantMake a Tip - Send me an email after so I can mention you on the show.Bitcoin: USE THIS LINK FOR ADDRESS REUSE
    Ethereum: 0xDAb148614f22dDa800cF006Be7932eeEB75AC644
    Leave a Review on iTunesShare an episode with family and friendsFollow me on Twitter | YoutubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show please send me an email.

    Protocol Agnostic Value Transfer- Loong Wang CTO Ren Project

    Protocol Agnostic Value Transfer- Loong Wang CTO Ren Project

    About this episodeWhy is privacy so important for Crypto? Loong Wang, CTO of Ren Project, joins End of the Chain with host Samuel McCulloch to discuss the roll-out of his protocol. Starting with the topics of privacy and on-chain transparency, they explore what it means to conduct DeFi cross-chain. The second half of the show gets into why Ethereum will be an aggregator for liquidity, bridging other blockchains to access their liquidity and introduce DeFi products to all Crypto-holders.
    Loong's LinksTwitter | Linkedin | Crunchbase
    SHOW NOTES
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    What to listen forHow Ren has transitioned from their initial focus on dark pools to functionality last year.Why privacy seems to have so many layers and how metadata makes everything traceable in the surveillance economy.How RenVM will allow Bitcoin to interact with DeFi, DEX or lending platforms in order to move value from one chain to another and why having shielded transactions through RenVM would preserve privacy.Why the user experience should be protocol agnostic.Why the price of self-sovereignty is the trade-off between understanding the security implications of holding your assets on different blockchain platforms and the risks being taken.Why all the functionality is on the Ethereum network, but all the value and liquidity is locked up in Bitcoin.How RenBTC will enable interoperability between protocols, DEX or centralised entities to transfer value between networks.SUPPORT THE SHOWIf you like End of the Chain you can help support the show by doing one of the following:
    Help keep this show going by sending us $5Donate to our Gitcoin GrantMake a Tip - Send me an email after so I can mention you on the show.Bitcoin: USE THIS LINK FOR ADDRESS REUSE
    Ethereum: 0xDAb148614f22dDa800cF006Be7932eeEB75AC644
    Leave a Review on iTunesShare an episode with family and friendsFollow me on Twitter | YoutubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show please send me an email.

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