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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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Jul 26, 2022

When centralized lending desks were blowing up from the 3AC contagion, DeFi lending protocol Maple Finance remained stable. Could DeFi have prevented the crypto blowup?


Maple Finance is an undercollateralized lending protocol where pooled capital is managed by credit experts and lent to reputable and profitable crypto-institutions.


In this episode, Co-Founder Sid Powell shares with us:

  • How DeFi might have prevented the recent blow-up
  • How Maple Finance differs from other DeFi protocols
  • Maple’s business model and value accrual to it’s token MPL


Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.


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(00:00:00) – Introduction

(00:02:33) – Thoughts on recent 3AC contagion

(00:08:13) – How DeFi could have helped

(00:13:56) – Maple Finance vs DeFi 1.0

(00:20:02) – Is Maple replicable off-chain?

(00:28:05) – How pool delegates manage depositor’s money

(00:32:03) – Criticism that Maple Finance is partly centralized

(00:35:43) – Will Maple Finance pursue full-decentralization?

(00:41:03) – Maple’s business model and it’s token

(00:44:35) – Future market expansions 


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