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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.

Oct 29, 2021

Do Kwon, cofounder of Terraform Labs, was recently served subpoenas by the US Securities and Exchange Commission during Messari’s mainnet event, leading Kwon and Terraform to preemptively sue the SEC. On Unconfirmed, Kwon discusses:

  • what Terraform Labs does and how it is building its DeFi ecosystem around TerraUSD ($UST)
  • why Terraform Labs created its synthetics protocol, Mirror, and how it works
  • what Do thinks about the SEC’s investigation into Mirror
  • what happened to Do at Messari’s mainnet event
  • why the SEC’s approach to crypto regulation does not impact Do very much
  • what Do thinks about how US regulators are treating crypto companies
  • how Do would regulate the crypto industry
  • why he believes the current state of crypto regulation doesn’t work in a global context
  • why he says the SEC couldn’t do anything to TerraUSD -- even if it wanted to
  • what two characteristics are critical in building a decentralized protocol
  • how the crypto industry could improve security in light of the $130 million Cream Finance hack


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Do Kwon




SEC Lawsuit


Messari Mainnet Serving