Tag: algorithmic stablecoins

Jun 28 2022

Does Venture Capital Investment Violate the Ethos of Crypto? Sequoia Says No – Ep. 367

Shaun Maguire and Michelle Bailhe, partners at Sequoia, discuss their long term view and thesis about crypto, what do they look for to invest in a crypto project, the takeaways from the blowup of Terra, the insolvency of crypto companies, and much more. Show highlights: what is Sequoia’s long term view and thesis about the crypto industryhow different our lives will look...

Jun 08 2022

NYDIG Paper Claims Algorithmic Stablecoins Are Impossible And DeFi Too Risky

In “On Impossible Things Before Breakfast,” NYDIG uses the Terra/ LUNA collapse as a case study. The paper aims to prove that the algorithmic stablecoin concept is flawed in nature. It also takes aim at the current state of the DeFi stack and...

May 20 2022

The 5 Biggest Lessons From Terra/Luna’s Collapse, According to Tascha Che

Tascha Che, founder of Tascha Labs, unpacks the Terra/Luna debacle and reveals what she believes are the five main takeaways from its collapse. Here are some highlights from the show: how stablecoin issuers make money what caused Terra’s...

May 19 2022

Mike Novogratz Speaks: Terra’s UST Was “A Big Idea That Failed”

After 10 long days, Mike Novogratz broke his silence on the Terra/ Luna situation. Considering that he was one of the protocol’s main proponents and even got a Luna tattoo, the community’s interest in Novogratz's opinion is justified. “My tattoo will be a constant reminder that venture investing requires humility,” Galaxy Digital’s CEO said...

May 17 2022

Why Terra Collapsed and Whether an Algo Stablecoin Can Ever Succeed

Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Venture, Eric Wall, former Chief Investment Officer of Arcane Assets, and Erik Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, discuss what happened with the TerraUSD (UST) and LUNA fiasco, Do Kwon’s responsibility, the impact on the crypto ecosystem, and much more. Show highlights: how Erik used to...

May 13 2022

Did Someone Deliberately Attack Terra/Luna to Kick off a Death Spiral?

Jon Wu, head of growth at Aztec Network, recaps a historically chaotic week in the Terra ecosystem that saw $UST depeg, Anchor depositors flee, and $LUNA fall 99%. Show highlights: how $UST, $LUNA, Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), and Anchor Protocol are supposed to work...

Apr 24 2022

Algorithmic Stablecoins – A Dollar Copycat?

Are algorithmic stablecoins trying to clone the intrinsic qualities of fiat money or dollar; like security? The recent craze over algorithmic stablecoins has stirred mixed reactions from the crypto community. For crying out loud, it has been an emotional contagion for crypto enthusiasts everywhere. So, is it overkill? Are algorithmic...

Apr 08 2022

Here’s Why USDN De-Pegged From the Dollar – And Why UST Might Too

Kevin Zhou, co-founder of Galois Capital, discusses a crazy week in the world of algorithmic stablecoins that saw USDN de-peg from the dollar and Terra unveil plans to create a new liquidity pool on Curve to strengthen UST. Show highlights: how USDN and Waves works...

Jun 18 2021

Is Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson Working On An Algorithmic Stablecoin ?

Following from his five hours guest spot in Lex Fridman’s podcast, Charles Hoskinson is back at his desk. And true to his academic nature, he promises that his company IOHK will release a paper on algorithmic stablecoins “...

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