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Saturday, September 26 • 1:40pm - 2:20pm
The Rise and Rise of DeFi - The Next Phase of Decentralized Finance

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Crypto is finding product market fit. With $1.5B locked in DeFi Lending and $9B Total locked in DeFi, the space is red hot and growing. Even so, there's a long way to go. The United States market alone has over $100B in personal loans, while the global lending market size exceeds 7 Trillion USD. At current scale, DeFi has grown to .01% of the global lending market, becoming one of the fastest growing categories of finance. With more actions done online and remotely, DeFi has a chance to shine at the global level, bringing unprecedented access and innovation to anyone with internet access. As latest technologies enhance the ability to do more on chain, cross chain, access stable assets, gain leverage, and trade in an entirely decentralized way, it's time to expand. This talk explores DeFi innovations such as stable on chain assets, lending, collateralization, trading, and cross chain activity.

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Ian Read

Business Development Lead, LinkPool
Through his work in intellectual property and legal sectors, Ian's focus has been on content security and distributed systems. He has a proven track record of building successful products and services in startup environments in highly competitive markets.
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Shannon Wu

Founder, Identity Review
Shannon Wu is the founder of IdentityReview, a global consortium of technology providers, financial institutions and governments with a mission to make identity, data, and DeFi more global and inclusive. Shannon attended Stanford University where she lead multiple finance initiatives... Read More →
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Nevin Freeman

Co-Founder, Reserve
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Stani Kulechov

Founder and CEO, Aave Companies
Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of the Aave Companies, was studying law at the University of Helsinki when he first began learning about smart contracts and thus, about the Ethereum blockchain network. This lead to an exploration of how blockchain technology could impact the traditional... Read More →

Saturday September 26, 2020 1:40pm - 2:20pm MDT
Cody Hall