Greasing the Defi Engine - Brian Kerr Kava

Greasing the Defi Engine - Brian Kerr Kava

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About this episode

Brian 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 Links
Linkedin | Twitter | Crunchbase

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What to listen for

  • Why 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.

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