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Mission DeFi showcases innovation in the DeFi ecosystem. Our mission is to advance the cause of freedom that decentralized finance & cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin, and many others represent.

Hosted by Brad Nickel with 26 years of experience in tech, startups, & crypto, he interviews and profiles innovative projects, their founders, & provides how-tos for investing in the DeFi ecosystem.

Mission: DeFi is presented by Material Indicators(https://materialindicators.com) & Blacknox (https://blacknox.com) Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/missiondefi/support

Mission: DeFi Brad Nickel

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Mission DeFi showcases innovation in the DeFi ecosystem. Our mission is to advance the cause of freedom that decentralized finance & cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin, and many others represent.

Hosted by Brad Nickel with 26 years of experience in tech, startups, & crypto, he interviews and profiles innovative projects, their founders, & provides how-tos for investing in the DeFi ecosystem.

Mission: DeFi is presented by Material Indicators(https://materialindicators.com) & Blacknox (https://blacknox.com) Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/missiondefi/support

    DeFi Lunch (Ep 364) - July 27, 2023 - Crypto Bills / BTC & ETH CME Futures Up / @PancakeSwap everywhere / Can @FantomFDN recover? /

    DeFi Lunch (Ep 364) - July 27, 2023 - Crypto Bills / BTC & ETH CME Futures Up / @PancakeSwap everywhere / Can @FantomFDN recover? /

    You are missing out. Join our free community to get the Alpha, make new friends, learn more and share your thoughts and opinions: https://t.me/missiondefi

    Crypto bills pass congressional committee in ‘huge win’ for US crypto - https://md1.to/mp4sh

    White House Derailed Negotiation on U.S. House Stablecoin Bill: McHenry - https://md1.to/kufbw

    Bitocin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) CME Futures See Record Participation From Big Traders - https://md1.to/vw5q4

    Bitcoin whales are in accumulation mode, says CryptoQuant | The Block - https://md1.to/g4go7

    Decentralized Exchange PancakeSwap Expands to zkSync Era Blockchain - https://md1.to/dk82d

    Overview - Info | PancakeSwap - https://md1.to/bweys

    Smart contracts continue to rise amid market downturn: BNB Chain Q2 report - https://md1.to/xb66g

    Animoca Brands Invests $30 Million in Proof of Human Identity Payments Application Hi - https://md1.to/i0t67

    A Progressive's Case for Bitcoin: A Path Toward a More Just, Equitable, and Peaceful World: Maier, C. Jason, McCormack, Peter: 9798987636305: Amazon.com: Books - https://md1.to/up5ru

    Worldcoin Hype Causes Optimism to Leapfrog Arbitrum in Daily Transactions - https://md1.to/4jw1s

    https://twitter.com/b05crypto/status/1684005975508779008 - https://md1.to/g84fg

    Fantom - DefiLlama - https://md1.to/s4u7r

    LayerZero and Axelar Introduce USDC, USDT, WETH, and WBTC to Fantom | Fantom - https://md1.to/t77yb

    Crypto bills pass congressional committee in ‘huge win’ for US crypto - https://md1.to/rr86c


    Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.

    This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    DeFi Lunch (Ep 363) - July 13, 2023 - Shaun and Joe

    DeFi Lunch (Ep 363) - July 13, 2023 - Shaun and Joe

    If you haven't joined our community yet, you are missing out on amazing analysis and Alpha. https://t.me/missiondefi

    Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.

    This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mission: DeFi - EP 103 - Maverick (@MavProtocol) changes everything for #DeFi! - Bob Baxley (@Bob_Baxley)

    Mission: DeFi - EP 103 - Maverick (@MavProtocol) changes everything for #DeFi! - Bob Baxley (@Bob_Baxley)

    Mark these words: Maverick Protocol has the potential to dramatically change the fundamentals of DeFi.

    I can usually whip through 3-4 use cases for a protocol within minutes of understanding it, but Maverick gives me a headache, because the possibilities seem endless and more powerful than what we’ve seen before.

    And, that’s a good thing!

    In this interview with Bob Baxley, one of the founders of Maverick, we walk through not only how they ended up creating Mav after a couple of pivots, but also the secret to their rapid growth into a top 5 dex in volume.

    Then we walked through several use cases that could dramatically change multiple segments of DeFi, which in turn led to several more ideas of use cases across the ecosystem.

    All of this is managed through a brilliant interface model that will blow you away!

    Being an LP sucks. While Uni V3 helped a bit, they are still only offering you rectangular models, while all the data suggests you need to be able to manage exponentially. LPs get stuck over and over again in impermanent loss and there’s no way to avoid it.

    Mav can solve this.

    The number one complaint I hear from founders, is that rather than build, they spend all their time thinking about liquidity and tokenomics.

    Mav can solve this.

    Protocols in order to maintain liquidity have to constantly worry about maintaining price levels.

    Mav can solve this.

    Algo stablecoins like Liquity have basically had to hope and pray that the models they use will hold the peg, but what if you could draw a model that fit your peg profile perfectly.

    Mav can do this through boosted models that could beat anything available in the market.

    The list goes on and on and on.

    Once you start playing with the platform, you are going to think of another dozen ways that can improve the way you run your protocol, manage your positions, and much much more.

    Project Name: Maverick Protocol

    Project URL: ⁠https://mav.xyz⁠

    Project Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/mavprotocol/

    Guest Name: Bob Baxley

    Guest Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/bob_baxley



    This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.




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    • 51 min
    Mission: DeFi - EP 102 - Casper the Chain has an enterprise focus & a powerful model - Ralf Kubli of the Casper Association

    Mission: DeFi - EP 102 - Casper the Chain has an enterprise focus & a powerful model - Ralf Kubli of the Casper Association

    Ralf Kubli has been advocating for Switzerland to properly arbitrage its regulatory advantage in crypto and now the Casper Association is working to build a powerful enterprise focused chain that will take advantage of that.

    We discussed not only Casper, but also the future of crypto, regulation historically and where Ralf sees crypto going from here and its impact on the wider economic system.

    Some really powerful ideas and thoughts for how crypto navigates the future.

    Project Name: Casper Network & Casper Association

    Project URL: https://casper.network/en-us/

    Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/Casper_Network

    Guest Name: Ralf Kubli

    Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/RRKUBLI

    This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    DeFi Lunch (Ep 360) - July 3, 2023 - @ShrimpyApp gone / @Coinbase filing / @Cantonamespace / @CantoPublic on @Pancakeswap / Gensler under fire / SCOTUS to check SEC? / $ETH staking over exchanges

    DeFi Lunch (Ep 360) - July 3, 2023 - @ShrimpyApp gone / @Coinbase filing / @Cantonamespace / @CantoPublic on @Pancakeswap / Gensler under fire / SCOTUS to check SEC? / $ETH staking over exchanges

    @Coinbase filing for dismissal is a thing of beauty - https://md1.to/cpgom
    Step By Step - How to secure your .canto name at Canto Namespace - https://md1.to/9tq5g
    @CantoPublic on @PancakeSwap! $CANTO / ETH pool using the @LayerZero_Labs SUPER FAST bridging. - https://md1.to/yhb8g

    SEC Chair Gary Gensler has wrongly prejudged that all digital assets are securities. As a result, federal law requires that he recuse himself - https://md1.to/ihtip
    SCOTUS granted cert to a case that will decide the legality of @SECGov's in-house administrative court - https://md1.to/yqtgq
    @ShrimpyApp⁩ shutdown - https://md1.to/7jxan
    Crypto bettors’ uproar over Titan submarine puts spotlight on ‘decentralised truth’ - https://md1.to/2pdrk
    Yield-hunting investors send staked Ether beyond $43bn to eclipse exchanges - https://md1.to/ub36l
    Fidelity races BlackRock to a Bitcoin ETF — but Cathie Wood’s Ark is first in line - https://md1.to/u582y
    Bittrex challenges SEC’s authority in crypto lawsuit, seeks dismissal - https://md1.to/7qp81
    Elon Musk imposes ‘rate limit’ on Twitter, citing extreme ‘system manipulation’ - https://md1.to/shmip
    Rocket boost for UK economy as Financial Services and Markets Bill receives Royal Assent - GOV.UK - https://md1.to/w99ks
    Slovakia just passed a bill that will lower the tax on crypto from 39% to 7% - https://md1.to/jjr4p
    Reserve Bank of New Zealand - https://md1.to/rfrmx
    Fidelity, WisdomTree, VanEck and Invesco/Galaxy have all re-filed their spot bitcoin ETF applications - https://md1.to/uil0r
    Security Alerts - https://md1.to/32brd
    Web3 Security Alerts - https://md1.to/nisv1
    OKX Overcomes FTX-Related Concerns Around Crypto Industry to Expand Sponsorship With Manchester City - https://md1.to/x717a
    FTX Crypto Exchange Owed Customers $8.7B. - https://md1.to/zfldg


    Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.



    This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.


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    • 50 min
    DeFi Lunch (Ep 359) - June 29, 2023 - Shaun Day!

    DeFi Lunch (Ep 359) - June 29, 2023 - Shaun Day!

    You are missing out if you haven't joined our community yet. Airdrops news, Bitcoin debates, great DeFi news, and much more - https://t.me/missiondefi



    Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.

    This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Its F1 not McGlovin ,

Great Podcast

Great show I watch on YouTube or listen to the podcast. These guys bring great insights and some good alpha to keep you updated on what’s going on!! Def recommend

Clickbrain.com ,

Love Mission: DeFi

I get all my news and updates about DeFi and Crypto from Joe and Brad daily on DeFi Lunch and learn more about new projects and their founders with Brad on Mission: DeFi.

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Great podcast!

This guys know there stuff. Great show/podcast.

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