Waters Wavelength Podcast: An exploration of the DeFi world

Daniel Liebau from Lightbulb Capital joins the podcast and dives into DeFi.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.


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This week, Daniel Liebau, founding chairman of Lightbulb Capital, a research and advisory firm related to blockchain, joins Wei-Shen on the podcast. They discuss decentralized finance technology, and also Dan’s DeFi 2034 paper, as well as some possible future scenarios for TradFi and DeFi. 

Here are links to Dan’s podcast, and his previous paper on security token offerings.

2:30 – Dan joins the podcast and walks through his background and his company 

6:30 – Dan gives a preview of the DeFi 2034 research paper he’s working on

9:30 – Common misunderstandings on how DeFi will impact TradFi

12:30 – Dan explains some of the tools he used to utilize the data for his paper 

14:00 – Possible future scenarios for how DeFi will play out 

22:30 – Sending analog signals into a digital world

31:00 – Changing mindsets on “better, faster, cheaper”

33:00 – Warming up to public blockchains

35:30 – Examples of DeFi experimentation in the capital markets


Contact Info: 

As is the case with everything we do, we’d love to get some feedback from our listeners.

Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

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