Season 3

Episode 30

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DeFi on Bitcoin

Thu Jun 01 2023





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DeFi on Bitcoin

Having his first trading experience while still in high school, Robin developed a great interest for investments. Learning his way through crypto, he realized the lack of infrastructure for some solutions when he found about Stacks and the possibility to build on top of Bitcoin. But it was only after Ordinals that things really clicked, and alongside his co-founders, they are positioning themselves to be the first Ordinal lending platform on L1 Bitcoin.

00:00 to 07:35 - Who’s Robin

07:35 to 09:39 - Liquidium

09:39 to 12:35 - Which Layer

12:35 to 15:10 - MVP

15:10 to 17:25 - Flow

17:25 to 18:20 - Is There Restrictions?

18:20 to 21:25 - Are You the Middleman?

21:25 to 25:45 - Open Sourcing

25:45 to 30:35 - User Experience

30:35 to 32:20 - Simplicity

32:20 to 35:55 - Indexers

35:55 to 39:10 - Stronger Ecosystem

39:10 to 44:00 - Collaborating

44:00 to 49:35 - Inruggability

49:35 to 53:45 - Compressing

53:45 to 57:12 - Rounding Off


Altcoins: A term used to refer to any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin. It stands for "alternative coin.”

Ordinals: Information inscribed on satoshi - similar to the ERC-721 standard on Bitcoin.

ICO: Initial Coin Offering is a fundraising method used by cryptocurrency startups where they issue and sell tokens to investors in exchange for funds.

L1: Layer 1, refers to the base layer of a blockchain, which handles the core functionalities and security of the network.

L2: Short for Layer 2, refers to scaling solutions built on top of a blockchain's main layer (L1) to improve its performance, throughput, and reduce fees.

Satoshi: The smallest unit of Bitcoin, named after the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Yield: Refers to the return or profit generated from holding or investing in a particular asset, often used in the context of decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols.

Oracles: Third-party services or mechanisms that provide external data to smart contracts on the blockchain, enabling them to interact with real-world information.

Open-Source: Software that is freely available and can be modified, distributed, and used by anyone. The source code is publicly accessible and encourages collaboration and transparency.

BRC-20: BRC-20 is a token standard similar to the widely used ERC-20 on Bitcoin.

Solidity: a programming language used to write smart contracts on the Ethereum network

Wrapping: The process of converting one cryptocurrency into another through a bridge or protocol, typically used to bring non-native tokens onto a specific blockchain.

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