Published on: November 1st, 2021 • Duration: 50 minutes
Ever wondered why the crypto industry seems to promise much higher yield than TradFi institutions? Alex Mashinsky, CEO of the Celsius Network, gives us an inside look.
Traditional yield generation methods like lending, arbitrage, and market making work in tandem with new innovations like coin staking and are further exploitable due to the immense demand and volatility of the crypto industry. Mashinsky shares his journey growing up in several different countries and his experiences that led him to found Celsius. He describes how the Celsius Network has been taking advantage of this environment and how their proprietary CEL token factors in. Mashinsky also weighs in on broader topics such as DeFi, stablecoins, and regulation, specifically addressing the controversial rumors that the SEC issued Celsius with a cease and desist letter. Interviewed by Ash Bennington on October 21, 2021.