The podcast about all things Serum. Serum is a decentralized exchange and ecosystem that brings unprecedented speed and low transaction costs to decentralized finance. It is built on Solana and is completely permissionless.
The Antidote #8 - Dafydd Durairaj and Maximilian Schneider Founders of Mango Markets
The goal of Mango Markets is to create a trader-friendly decentralized trading platform. Initial core features will be fully on-chain margin trading on limit order books as well as perpetual futures, which are the main drivers of centralized exchange revenue
The Antidote #7 - Alex Grebnev co-Founder of Oxygen
Alex Grebnev, one of the co-founders of Maps.me (http://maps.me/) 2.0 and Oxygen Protocol. Alex brings to the table over 16 years of investment banking experience, including from Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, where he was the Managing Director of the structured products group. His technical knowledge and commitment to building the financial infrastructure of tomorrow is apparent in both his projects and what we discuss today.
Oxygen Protocol is an on-chain prime brokerage, built on the fast-growing and liquid Serum ecosystem and running on Solana’s scalable blockchain. Oxygen is also planned to integrate with Maps.me 2.0, which is bringing the benefits of DeFi to its 140 million registered users globally. The first phase of Oxygen is a borrow-lending via a pools-based infrastructure. Oxygen’s next plan is to create volatility trading agreements and structured product functions, so that developers can create their own structured products. Oxygen's vision is to recreate marketplace-esque business units which exist within investment banks and to make them accessible to everyone.
The Antidote # 5 - From a Citadel Engineering Director to a Solana Serial Builder
Bartosz Lipinski has a great story with his transition from being a director of engineering in the largest hedge fund in the world to working full time building programs on Solana.
The Antidote #4 - Roneil Rumburg Co-Founder of Audius
Roneil is a software engineer with a passion for music, it's this passion combined with his intelligence that make us strong believers in the scalability of Audius. At the moment the music streaming platform has 1.8m monthly users, a number that continues to grow, this is particularly impressive for a true p2p streaming platform. Now musicians truly own their content and can engage directly with their audiences while receiving detailed analytics.
The Antidote #3 - Bonfida
David founded Bonfida which is one of the flagship projects within the Serum Ecosystem. He did it from what began as a simple side project and has seen immense success very quickly as the flagship UI for Serum DEX, it's exciting to see what else he will build and do to grow the ecosystem.
The Antidote #2 - Jeremy Allaire on The Power of Decentralization and DeFi Scaling to Mass Adoption
Jeremy Allaire is a powerhouse and technological innovator. He aims big and works with persistence towards his goals, as such it is an honor to interview him and know he is working towards the progress of decentralization and ease of financial access for the entire world.