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On The Brink with Castle Island

Feb 28, 2022

Meow CEO Brandon Arvanaghi and CTO Bryce Crawford join the show to cover crypto yields and how they make them accessible to corporate treasuries. In this episode: 

  • The origins of the name
  • Bryce and Brandon’s backgrounds
  • The purpose of getting access to crypto yields while staying in dollars
  • How Meow manages risks in DeFi protocols
  • Are crypto yields fundamentally mispriced?
  • Where crypto yields ultimately come from?
  • The risk free rate of crypto yields
  • The relationship between fragmented exchange environments and the cost of capital in crypto
  • Why smart contract risk differs between chains and its effect on yields
  • Why yields compressing will be a sign of the institutionalization of crypto
  • The emergence of undercollateralized lending on DeFi, and which protocols the Meow leadership is most excited about
  • Do DeFi yields face the risk from declining subsidies from token issuance
  • Why institutional tooling is still lacking in DeFi
  • The emergence of the crypto scene in Miami
  • Projections for the future of DeFi
  • Visions for the future of Meow

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