Published on: January 18th, 2021 • Duration: 52 minutes
Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, Mark W. Yusko, CEO and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, and Alex Saunders, CEO and Founder of Nugget’s News, join Ash Bennington, Real Vision Senior Editor, to discuss decentralized finance, Bitcoin’s role in DeFi, and what its future might look like. Each of the guests take time describing what decentralized finance means to them, touching on how they expect this to change over time. They explain their thoughts on some of the current emerging DeFi projects as well as whether or not Bitcoin should be considered a “Defi” project. Questions from the audience are answered by the panelist, including, “How do you think the government will respond to Defi?” Filmed in the summer of 2020.
Key Learnings: It is still very early in the crypto space – the wild west of finance. Investors should be paying attention to how regulators are reacting to the space. Decentralized finance is a very nascent subsection of crypto, with some serious risks, especially in regards to regulations, but may also have significant room to grow if its utility catches on to a wider audience.