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The Solana Blockchain — Ethereum Killer or Piece of a Larger Puzzle?
Kevin is joined by Solana CEO Anatoly Yakovenko to talk about the latest advancements of the Solona blockchain. They discuss the development doors opened with lighting fast L1 blockchains like Solana in the finance world, the implications of Neon Labs’ deployment of a cross-chain Ethereum virtual Machine on Solana, and purpose-built hardware development — specifically for blockchains. And, of course, Kevin dives into NFTs on the Solana Blockchain.
The Origins and Future of Aave, the Decentralized Finance Protocol to Lend and Borrow Crypto
Kevin is joined by Stani Kulechov, the founder and CEO of Aave, an open-source and non-custodial liquidity protocol for earning interest on deposits and borrowing assets. Here, they talk about Aave's origin story, how Stani built and fostered a community in the early days, the role of DAOs and tokens in project governance, smart contract security, how Aave is scaling with layer two solutions, his upcoming NFT project, and the effort currently underway to build a decentralized Twitter.
Zeta – DeFi Options Platform and Solana Season Hackathon Grand Prize Winner
Zeta is an under-collateralized DeFi options platform built on the Solana blockchain.
Alchemix – DeFi Loans That Repay Themselves with Scoopy Trooples
Alchemix co-founder Scoopy Trooples joins Kevin to discuss how Alchemix provides highly flexible instant loans that repay themselves over time without liquidation risk using decentralized smart contracts on the Ethereum network.