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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Sep 18, 2018

Robert Leshner, founder of Compound, describes how its protocol will enable people to earn interest on crypto assets, and why he thinks this will be crucial to crypto becoming mainstream. He also describes how the company is currently building an interest rate model -- a task so difficult that an early version "blew up" the Ethereum virtual machine -- and why using one of its smart contract-based money markets is both riskier and less risky than using an exchange. We talk about who will use Compound and how, which coins they're going to launch with, and how Compound plans to make money.

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Episode links:


Robert Leshner:

Intro to Compound:

TechCrunch article on Compound:

Unchained interview with Nadav Hollander of Dharma:

Unchained interview with Joey Krug of Augur:

Unchained interview with Danny An of TrustToken, which is creating TrueUSD:

Unchained interview with Will Warren of 0x:

Unchained interview with Vitalik Buterin: