5 episodes

Welcome to the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore defi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy.

The Horizon DeFi Podcast is sponsored by Horizon Protocol. Learn more by going to our:
- Website: https://horizonprotocol.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorizonProtocol
- Official Telegram: https://t.me/HorizonProtocol
- Academy: https://academy.horizonprotocol.com/

Horizon DeFi Podcast Stanton Wong

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Welcome to the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore defi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy.

The Horizon DeFi Podcast is sponsored by Horizon Protocol. Learn more by going to our:
- Website: https://horizonprotocol.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorizonProtocol
- Official Telegram: https://t.me/HorizonProtocol
- Academy: https://academy.horizonprotocol.com/

    Episode 5 - Governance & Speed, An Interview w/ Telos

    Episode 5 - Governance & Speed, An Interview w/ Telos

    Welcome to the 5th episode of the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore DeFi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy.



    For this episode, we are excited to interview Julian Giudici, the Co-Founder and CEO of Telos Blockchain Network. Telos's project is designed as a highly scalable blockchain with high throughput and speed, lending itself really well to use cases such as Web3 gaming.



    Join us for an exciting episode exploring the technology and the governance structure behind building a blockchain ecosystem.



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    TIMESTAMPS

    (00:00) Intro to Justin Giudici and how he became CEO

    (01:59) Description of Telos Blockchain Network

    (04:39) Rebranding to Telos Zero

    (07:12) Benefits of zero cost transactions for games

    (08:54) Telos's Genesis Story: Launching with no ICO or VC Funding

    (18:34) How governance and community come together around proposals

    (26:06) Governance: 9 Guardians

    (28:52) Negative side of decentralized governance - Red Tape

    (23:29) Positive side of decentralized governance - Money Management

    (34:30) How does Telos achieve such high transaction speeds?

    (41:47) What do DApps leverage Telos speed?

    (45:48) Biggest challenges moving forward

    (47:07) Telos and ESG

    (40:29) Outro



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    Learn more about Meter.io by visiting:

    - Website: https://www.telos.net/

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelloTelos?s=20

    - Official Telegram: https://t.me/HelloTelos



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    The Horizon DeFi Podcast is sponsored by Horizon Protocol. Learn more by going to our:

    - Website: https://horizonprotocol.com/

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorizonProtocol

    - Official Telegram: https://t.me/HorizonProtocol

    - Academy: https://academy.horizonprotocol.com/



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    Music by Yrii Semchyshyn from Pixabay

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    DISCLAIMERS

    The information in this video is an opinion and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice, nor does it represent any entity's opinion but my own. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.



    #crypto #cryptocurrency #horizonprotocol #telos

    • 50 min
    Episode 4 - The Role of CEXs

    Episode 4 - The Role of CEXs

    Welcome to our fourth episode of the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore DeFi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy.

    For this episode, our host, Stanton, with the help of Jay, will be exploring the role that CEXs play in the crypto ecosystem, comparing them against DEXs, the pros and cons of CEXs, and what an ideal CEX might look like.

    If you have any feedback, thoughts, or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at stanton@horizonprotocol.com.

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    TIMESTAMPS

    (00:00) Intro
    (00:36) How would you define the difference between CEXs and DEXs?
    (02:37) DEXs can also be centralized.
    (04:11) Examples of DEX Security: Time Locks and Multi-Sig.
    (05:23) What is multi-sig?
    (06:37) Weakness of a CEX.
    (08:26) Exploitation of DEXs.
    (10:17) How did FTX and Celcius become insolvent?
    (11:49) Should CEXs have the ability to use user funds to make bets on the market?
    (14:50) Thought experiment on what would happen if the US did not bail out their financial industry.
    (19:11) Bitcoin is more than just digital gold.
    (22:05) In an ideal scenario, how should CEXs make money?
    (26:09) Should CEXs offer services around loans?
    (22:05) In an ideal scenario, how should CEXs make money?|
    (28:38) What is an ideal structure for CEXs to provide an on/off ramp for crypto and fiat?

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    The Horizon DeFi Podcast is sponsored by Horizon Protocol. Learn more by going to our:
    - Website: https://horizonprotocol.com/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorizonProtocol
    - Official Telegram: https://t.me/HorizonProtocol
    - Academy: https://academy.horizonprotocol.com/

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    Music by Yrii Semchyshyn from Pixabay

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    DISCLAIMERS

    The information in this video is an opinion and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice, tax advice or ,legal advice, nor does it represent any entity's opinion but my own. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.

    #crypto #cryptocurrency #defi #syntheticassets #defiderivatives #horizonprotocol #CEX #DEX #bitcoin #bnbchain

    • 32 min
    Episode 3 - Interview w/ Meter.io

    Episode 3 - Interview w/ Meter.io

    Welcome to the third episode of the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore DeFi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy.

    For this episode, we are excited to interview Xiaohan Zhu, the CEO of Meter.io. Meter.io's project is described as a "High Performance Blockchain Infrastructure catalyzing borderless economy with disruptive innovations in DeFi, Interoperability, Scalability, Freedom of Money".

    Breaking that down some more, fundamentally, Meter does 3 things:
    1. They have their own stablecoin that is independent of the fiat system.
    2. They built out an innovative consensus hybrid Proof of work/proof of stake consensus to allow for high-speed performance while maintaining security, like against front running
    3. Bridging assets and smart contracts between chains for maximum interoperability to enable scaling and value interaction.

    Join us for an exciting episode that explores the ideas and decisions behind building full on blockchain ecosystem.

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    TIMESTAMPS

    (00:00) Intro to Meter.io and Xiaohan Zhu
    (02:31) Xiaohan'z summary of Meter.io
    (04:42) How Meter.io transitioned into what it is today
    (09:56) Ethereum's proof of stake vs Meter.io's hotstuff consensus
    (14:45) What is Byzantine Fault Tolerance?
    (16:43) How Meter.io created their stablecoin based on energy
    (25:43) How are bridges getting hacked?
    (28:25) How is Meter.io doing bridging between chains?
    (32:41) How does Xiaohan envision the future of crypto?
    (33:45) What projects are on Meter.io right now?
    (34:25) What role will synthetic assets play?
    (35:29) Summary and Outro

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    Learn more about Meter.io by visiting:
    - Website: https://meter.io/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Meter_IO
    - Official Telegram: https://t.me/Meter_IO

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    The Horizon DeFi Podcast is sponsored by Horizon Protocol. Learn more by going to our:
    - Website: https://horizonprotocol.com/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorizonProtocol
    - Official Telegram: https://t.me/HorizonProtocol
    - Academy: https://academy.horizonprotocol.com/

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    Music by Yrii Semchyshyn from Pixabay

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    DISCLAIMERS

    The information in this video is an opinion and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice, tax advice or legal advice, nor does it represent any entity's opinion but my own. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.

    #crypto #cryptocurrency #defi #syntheticassets #horizonprotocol #meter_io

    • 37 min
    Episode 2 - Synthetix

    Episode 2 - Synthetix

    Welcome to our second episode of the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore DeFi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy.

    For this episode, our host, Stanton, with the help of Jay, will be briefly exploring and comparing Horizon Protocol with Synthetix, the project that Horizon Protocol was originally forked from.

    We will explore the reasons for why Horizon Protocol chose to fork Synthetix, the differences between the two projects, how Synthetix has been making the news recently in regards to their trading fee revenues and how Horizon Protocol might be able to replicate it, and finally, the differences between being on the Ethereum ecosystem versus being on the BNB Chain ecosystem.

    The goal of this episode is to be transparent and really share some of the thinking behind the direction that Horizon Protocol is taking. If you have any feedback, thoughts, or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at via stanton@horizonprotocol.com.

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    TIMESTAMPS

    (00:00) Intro
    (00:39) Why did Horizon Protocol fork Synthetix?
    (01:31) What is Horizon Protocol doing different compared to Synthetix?
    (03:17) What is Synthetix?
    (07:09) How is Synthetix being used by 1Inch to generate significant trading revenue?
    (11:19) How does Horizon Protocol get to where Synthetix is in regards to trading revenue?
    (15:49) What are potential roadblocks for Horizon Protocol to achieve Synthetix's trading revenue?
    (20:54) What are the differences between Ethereum ecosystem versus the BNB Chain ecosystem?
    (25:54) Ending rant about the bear versus bull market.

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    The Horizon DeFi Podcast is sponsored by Horizon Protocol. Learn more by going to our:
    - Website: https://horizonprotocol.com/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorizonProtocol
    - Official Telegram: https://t.me/HorizonProtocol
    - Academy: https://academy.horizonprotocol.com/

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    Music by Yrii Semchyshyn from Pixabay

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    DISCLAIMERS

    The information in this video is an opinion and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice, tax advice or legal advice, nor does it represent any entity's opinion but my own. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.

    #crypto #cryptocurrency #defi #syntheticassets #defiderivatives #horizonprotocol #synthetix #ethereum #bnbchain

    • 27 min
    Episode 1 - Intro to DeFi and Synthetic Assets

    Episode 1 - Intro to DeFi and Synthetic Assets

    Welcome to our very first episode of the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore DeFi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy. 

    For our first episode, our host, Stanton, will be doing a quick introduction and with the help of Jay, will be briefly exploring three questions:

    What is DeFi?
    What are synthetic assets?
    What is Horizon Protocol?

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    TIMESTAMPS  

    (00:00) Intro
    (00:47) What is DeFi?
    (08:16) What are synthetic assets?
    (14:49) What is Horizon Protocol?
    (17:10) Outro

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    The Horizon DeFi Podcast is sponsored by Horizon Protocol. Learn more by going to our:
    - Website: https://horizonprotocol.com/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorizonProtocol
    - Official Telegram: https://t.me/HorizonProtocol
    - Academy: https://academy.horizonprotocol.com/

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    DISCLAIMERS

    The information in this video is an opinion and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice, tax advice or legal advice, nor does it represent any entity's opinion but my own. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.

    #crypto #cryptocurrency #defi #syntheticassets #defiderivatives #horizonprotocol

    • 17 min

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