Episode 120: The New Directions of DeFi

The number of startups in the DeFi scenario is growing and that’s why we decided to explore the new directions this sector can take as Ajit Tripathi did in this episode with two other DeFi experts.
– Hart Lambur, co-founder at UMA, explained his view of this change in paradigm recalling the history of financial services that is a history of contract laws and public enforcement. DeFi is something made possible because technology allows us to enforce contracts in a different way.
– Marc Zeller, Integrations lead at AAVE, decided to highlight what is necessary to make DeFi work: the need of an ecosystem of non-speculative stablecoins that can be decentralized or not and allows to design stable contracts without the volatility issues.

Get in contact with the guests:
– Hart Lambur – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hartlambur
– Marc Zeller – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-zeller-8153753b
– Ajit Tripathi – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitkt/

Head of Institutional Business at Aave
About the Author
Ajit is the founder of Asango, a London Based global fintech consultancy that provides advisory services to fintech companies using Machine Learning and Blockchain Technology to deliver superior user experiences in financial services. Ajit is also the blockchain and cryptocurrency correspondent for Breaking Banks Podcast, the number 1 fintech podcast in the world. Prior to this, Ajit was the global Fintech leader with ConsenSys in the London Office and a director in Fintech and Digital Banking at PwC where he co-founded the blockchain practice. Ajit is a well regarded influencer, thinker, blogger and doer in the fintech and blockchain space. In 2017, he was recognised by coindesk as one of the key influencers at large enterprises and served on the Bank of England’s fintech advisory community. He has spoken at prominent fintech and blockchain conferences in the US, UK, Dubai, India, Japan and Hong Kong including Consenus, Money2020 Europe, Finsum Tokyo, Fintech Week and others. He’s been featured in the Breaking Banks, Blockchain Insider and Fintech insider podcasts, contributed to annual coindesk retrospective as well as quoted in the Financial Times, the BBC and a range of other publications. Ajit has served as a mentor at Startup Bootcamp and is currently advising a small number of selected stealth stage startups in fintech and blockchain. Ajit’s previous blockchain engagements include high profile financial services clients such as Bank of England, Nasdaq, Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Boers and MUFG and he’s been instrumental in advising regulators, board level executives and innovation labs across the world in the strategic implications of cryptocurrency, decentralised, peer to peer architectures. Ajit has a rich and varied background in risk and regulatory change program implementation, capital markets technology, distributed systems and telecom protocol engineering. Prior to PwC he served in technology management and innovation roles at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, GE-GXS and Bell Communications Research. Ajit has an MBA from IMD and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He is also a CFA charter holder and holds a GARP financial risk manager certification.