Episode 42: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – Decentralized Finance

DeCentralised Finance or DeFi is a shorthand for peer to peer public blockchain based financial services. While this sector has seen exponential growth from a low base in the last two years, skepticism abounds. On one hand Silicon Valley VCs such as Andressen and Draper have raised 500+ million dollar VC funds for the defi sector, to most experts in banking DeFi doesn’t “make sense”. In this episode we explore what DeFi is, what can be done with DeFi and what if any impact DeFi will have in the FS sector over the next five years.