The DeFi Download

Getting into the details of DeFi.

Welcome to the DeFi Download, the podcast about decentralised finance and all things crypto. Join us as we dive into the details on the projects and assets that are powering the DeFi revolution.

Messari: Show me the token lockup!

19th November 2020

Messari: Show me the token lockup!

In this episode of DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Jack Purdy, Research Analyst at Messari, which is a market intelligence platform aiming at being the Bloomberg of crypto. Messari is a full-service market intelligence platform that launched during the 2017 ICO boom. It provides reliable data and market intelligence for crypto investors and professionals.  Messari’s […]

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Nexus Mutual: Cover me, I'm going in!

5th November 2020

Nexus Mutual: Cover me, I’m going in!

In this episode of DeFi Download, listen to Piers and Hugh Karp, the founder of Nexus Mutual, as they delve into insurance’s decentralised alternatives. They address risk-sharing and the use of mutuals in place of more conventional forms of insurance.

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Polymath: Regulated securities on public ledger – it's happening!

29th October 2020

Polymath: Regulated securities on public ledger – it’s happening!

In this episode of DeFi Download, join Piers and Trevor Koverko, founder of Polymath, as they explore the realm of digital securities on the blockchain. They discuss security tokens and their components, market infrastructure problems, cross-jurisdictional regulatory compliance, identity concerns and permissioned blockchains.

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IDEX: Supercharging Decentralised Exchanges

22nd October 2020

IDEX: Supercharging Decentralised Exchanges

In this episode of DeFi Download, Alex Wearn, co-founder and CEO of IDEX, joins our host and CEO of Radix, Piers Ridyard. Listen to their talk as they discuss centralised and decentralised exchanges, IDEX’s journey in becoming the world’s most advanced cryptocurrency exchange and topics such as yield farming and composability.

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Balancer: How to auto-balance your crypto portfolio.

15th October 2020

Balancer: How to auto-balance your crypto portfolio.

In this DeFi Download episode Piers Ridyard talks with Fernando Martinelli, co-founder and CEO of Balancer, a protocol for programmable liquidity. Piers and Fernando discuss concepts such as portfolio rebalancing, smart pools, proof of liquidity, and the difference between yield farming and liquidity mining.

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0x: The world’s liquidity protocol

8th October 2020

0x: The world’s liquidity protocol

In this episode of DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard is joined by Clay Robbins, Head of Growth at 0x Labs. Their discussion focuses on decentralised exchange and the regulatory challenges of the blockchain.

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Ren Protocol: bringing Bitcoin and DeFi together with trustless crypto magic.

24th September 2020

Ren Protocol: bringing Bitcoin and DeFi together with trustless crypto magic.

Join Piers Ridyard as he talks to Ren CEO, Loong Wang to uncover the magic behind integrating with DeFi protocols, wrapping-free!

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Aave: Decentralised Debt and the Ghost Protocol

10th September 2020

Aave: Decentralised Debt and the Ghost Protocol

On this episode of the DeFi Download, join Piers Ridyard and Stani Kulechov CEO and founder, Aave as they discuss decentralised debt and the ghost protocol.

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Solving crypto's problem with people!

27th August 2020

Solving crypto’s problem with people!

On this episode of The DeFi Download, Piers speaks with Matthew Wright of Argent about how Argent are seeking to make DeFi accessible to anyone, and bringing a user experience to the non-custodial wallet that was previously thought to be impossible.

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Debt IS money. Really.

13th August 2020

Debt IS money. Really.

Join Piers Ridyard on the DeFi Download talking to Greg Diprisco of MakerDAO about lending, debt and the future of both.

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DeFi Roundtable: The Path to Decentralisation

1st August 2020

DeFi Roundtable: The Path to Decentralisation

Our exclusive roundtable with leading members of the DeFi community, discussing various aspects down the path to decentralization.

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Bringing Funds to Cryptoland: DeFi edition.

16th July 2020

Bringing Funds to Cryptoland: DeFi edition.

In this episode of The Defi Download Piers Ridyard talks with Mona El Isa, co-founder of Melon Protocol and founder of Avantgarde Finance about the expansion of DeFi and asset management on chain

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Vitalik Buterin walks into a room…

2nd July 2020

Vitalik Buterin walks into a room…

In this episode of Defi Download Piers Ridyard speaks with David Johnston, managing director of Yeoman’s Capital and the person who coined the term Dapp about the growth of the cryptocurrency and the blockchain space.

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Hashgraph vs Bitcoin: A battle of Governance & Decentralisation

18th June 2020

Hashgraph vs Bitcoin: A battle of Governance & Decentralisation

In this episode of Defi Download, Piers Ridyard speaks with Tom Trowbridge, co-founder of the Fluence Project and former president of Hedera Hashgraph about governance models in decentralised systems – particularly BTC and HBAR

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$72k Bitcoin with Willy Woo

3rd June 2020

$72k Bitcoin with Willy Woo

#DefiDownload with Piers Ridyard and Willy Woo discussing different pricing models used to value #crypto and why #Bitcoin can see 72k USD at the top of the next cycle

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