How a Molecular Biologist Reengineered the Blockchain

Published on
August 5th, 2021
Duration
45 minutes


How a Molecular Biologist Reengineered the Blockchain

The Interview - Crypto ·
Featuring Jordan Kruger and Ash Bennington

Published on: August 5th, 2021 • Duration: 45 minutes

From pursuing a PhD in molecular biology to creating a DeFi token before "DeFi" was a term and founding Vesper, Jordan Kruger, CEO and co-founder of Vesper, shares her exciting career. Similar to how the human genome is mapped in a searchable directory, Kruger’s initial reaction to the Satoshi papers was to design a similar system for searchability through the blockchain. Applying her expertise, Kruger analyzed the blockchain from a unique perspective and was able to recognize and utilize patterns. In 2018, she helped create one of the earlier, truly autonomous cryptocurrencies, which pioneered many of the foundations we see within DeFi today. Her experiences culminated into Vesper, a DeFi growth engine in which participants can earn yield in various customizable avenues. Kruger walks us through this journey while providing unique insights into the DeFi space at large. Interviewed by Ash Bennington on July 22, 2021.