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Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

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Nov 8, 2022

With DeFi activity reportedly down 70% from its all-time high and the recent OFAC regulations, it is safe to say DeFi took a heavy beating in 2022. 

However, Sam Kazemian, Founder of decentralized stablecoin protocol Frax thinks that DeFi is not dead but requires innovation to reignite interest in the vertical. 

Today on Blockcrunch, we have Sam and Wangarian to share with us:

  • Regulatory landscape and tips on navigating it
  • Lessons that the DeFi industry could learn from Luna’s implosion
  • How to revive DeFi as a vertical 

Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.

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(00:00:00) – Introduction

(00:02:17) – Regulatory pressure on DeFi 

(00:05:54) – Tips for founders to navigate regulations

(00:13:05) – Reviving DeFi as a vertical 

(00:19:43) – Lessons from Luna’s implosion

(00:28:18) – Dilemma of centralization and stability 

(00:32:04) – Verticalization vs composability 

(00:36:39) – Updates on Frax and its future

(00:42:20) – Use-cases that Sam is excited for 


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