One day in DeFi is indeed 7 years in traditional finance. However, the barrier of adopting DeFi as a platform remains, as the general public does not understand the concept of DeFi well. Both the complexity of finance and blockchain technology is a barrier to mass adoption.We believe that DeFi is more than a short-term trend and it fundamentally innovates our existing financial system, giving the world access to an unlimited number of financial products and services.
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DeFi beyond the pumps, memes and dumps.
Who's there in the lego building blocks of DeFi?
Co-Founder & CEO, Balancer Labs
Fernando is a mechatronics engineer with a masters in robotics and image processing. He also did an MBA at the Sorbonne university in Paris. Prior to creating Balancer Protocol, he founded a few startups and worked as a consultant for Bain & Company in Germany.
Managing Partner, CRC Capital
Jeremy is an international business operator, founder and blockchain entrepreneur who has successfully exited 3 venture funded companies. Jeremy is also Managing Partner in CRC Capital, which invests into early stage blockchain innovation.
Head of Growth, Bancor
Nate is the head of growth at Bancor Protocol. He first stumbled upon AMMs on Ethereum in 2017 and has been hooked ever since.
Founder, Curve Finance
Michael Egorov, the founder of Curve. Before Curve, co-founded NuCypher. Graduated MIPT, did a PhD in experimental Physics.
Founder, CrescoFin SA
Robert Sharratt is a founder at CrescoFin SA, which offers insured, interest-bearing deposit accounts on chain, with higher rates than in a bank. The firm is based and regulated in Switzerland and is opening an office in Singapore.
APAC Business Development, Maker Foundation
Doo previously worked as a blockchain analyst at Gifto, a senior analyst at Proof Suite, and held positions at various think tanks.
Adam Blumberg is a Certified Financial Planner, Co-Founder of Interaxis and also dubbed the Whiteboard Wizard. He focuses on education around Crypto, Blockchain, and Decentralized Finance.
Community Manager, Aave
DeFi Dude has been down the DeFi rabbit hole since mid-2019. He's played an active role in the community ever since and has a growing interest in DeFi's success.
Super-user, Educator, Investor
DeFi Dad is a DeFi super-user, educator, and investor. He is creator of DeFi Tutorials with DeFi Dad on YouTube which can be found at http://defidad.com.