Episode 140: Staking derivatives & DeFi with Alex Evans (and Tarun!)
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In this week’s episode, Anna and guest-host / frequent guest Tarun Chitra catch up with Alex Evans, researcher at Placeholder Capital. They dive into the latest in DeFi, a topic that we don't cover too often, but has become hard to ignore. Specifically they discuss the emergence of liquidity farming, the difference between the zkresearch space and the DeFi space, some emerging concepts like AMM and Staking derivatives, and cover a recent report Tarun and Alex published together on the impact of staking derivatives on the security of PoS systems.
Here are a few of the articles and links mentioned in the episode:
- What PoS and DeFi can learn from mortgage-backed securities by Tarun and Alex
- Liquidity Provider Returns in Geometric Mean Markets by Alex Evans
- Building Liquidity into Token Distribution
- Black–Scholes model
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