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.

Pokt Network – Giving Blockchain Devs a Serious Helping Hand!

1st April 2021

Pokt Network – Giving Blockchain Devs a Serious Helping Hand!

In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Michael O’Rourke, co-founder and CEO of the Pocket Network. During this interview, Michael describes how Pocket supports Blockchain developers to achieve DeFi’s Web 3.0 vision.

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Potion.Finance: a new decentralised model for pricing risk.

25th March 2021

Potion.Finance: a new decentralised model for pricing risk.

In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard explores risk management solutions in DeFi with Potion.Finance contributors Alfablok and Buendia.

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Paymobil: Venmo for the world

18th March 2021

Paymobil: Venmo for the world

Join Piers Ridyard and the creator of Paymobil, Daniel Nordh, for a discussion on cross-border money transfers using stablecoins.

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Deus Finance – Decentralised share trading – bringing Tesla, Apple, and GameStop to the party!

11th March 2021

Deus Finance – Decentralised share trading – bringing Tesla, Apple, and GameStop to the party!

In this episode of the DeFi Download podcast, Piers Ridyard talks with Lafayette Tabor, founder of DEUS Finance. During this interview, Lafayette describes the features that make DEUS the Uniswap version of Robinhood.

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Crypto Birb: What moves a market? Fundamental vs Technical analysis

4th March 2021

Crypto Birb: What moves a market? Fundamental vs Technical analysis

In this episode of the DeFi Download Piers Ridyard interviews CryptoBirb, the Founder and CEO of The Birb Nest. Here they explore technical analysis, investigate the driving forces behind the latest Bitcoin bull run, and delve into the cyclical nature and fluctuations of the markets, and how they are affected by human behaviour.

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StakerDAO – building the Vanguard of crypto

25th February 2021

StakerDAO – building the Vanguard of crypto

In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard talks with Jonas Lamis, founder of StakerDAO and CEO of Staker Services Ltd. They discuss the vision of StakerDAO, their cross-chain approach, governance model, and DeFi products, assets, and services that exist outside of Ethereum.

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Sovryn: Making your Bitcoin do DeFi

11th February 2021

Sovryn: Making your Bitcoin do DeFi

Listen to the conversation between the DeFi Download host Piers Ridyard, and Edan Yago and Ororo Munroe, both contributors to the decentralised Bitcoin trading and lending platform Sovryn. Their discussion revolves around the features of Sovryn and the capacity of the Bitcoin ledger to embrace the functionalities of DeFi without altering its main chain.

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Democracy Earth: Voting Without Identity? Governance and Democracy in the Digital Age.

28th January 2021

Democracy Earth: Voting Without Identity? Governance and Democracy in the Digital Age.

In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Santiago Siri, founder of Democracy Earth Foundation. Their discussion revolves around the concept of democracy, identity, and new systems of governance and decision-making procedures informed by blockchain protocols and communities that transcend national borders.

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dHedge: Advanced DeFi trading made easy

14th January 2021

dHedge: Advanced DeFi trading made easy

Join Piers Ridyard in this episode of the DeFi Download, where he talks with Henrik Andersson, co-founder of dHEDGE. They discuss copy trading with synthetic assets, breaking barriers to entry into the asset management world, and democratising investing. The dHEDGE motto is “Invest like the best,” and it offers “Non-custodial mimetic trading for synthetics on […]

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Quantstamp: Code, sleep, audit, repeat!

31st December 2020

Quantstamp: Code, sleep, audit, repeat!

In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Krishna Sriram. Krishna is the Managing Director of Quantstamp, whose mission is to secure the decentralised internet. Quantstamp has protected 2 billion dollars in digital asset risk from hackers and has audited the smart contracts and code of several leading projects in the DeFi and […]

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mStable: Make Money Make Money

17th December 2020

mStable: Make Money Make Money

Join Piers Ridyard, CEO of Radix, in his conversation with James Simpson, co-founder of mStable. This episode of the DeFi Download podcast focuses on unwrapping how the mStable protocol works by examining its various products, the mUSD token, MINT, SWAP, SAVE, and EARN.

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Aragon: Let’s build a new country!

3rd December 2020

Aragon: Let’s build a new country!

In this episode of DeFi Download, Piers interviews Luis Cuente, Co-Founder & Core Contributor of the Aragon project, which gives internet communities unprecedented power to organise around shared values and resources. They talk about Decentralised Autonomous Organizations, decentralised governance and dispute resolution mechanisms, as well as how to build a better Uber.

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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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