Inside M0: The Decentralized Bank of DeFi | Luca Prosperi

In this week's interview we are joined by Luca, CEO & Co-Founder of M^0 Labs to discuss their new crypto dollar product called M. Luca shares insights into the M minting and redemption process, the unique two-token governance system employed by M0, and his long-term vision for the protocol. He also delves into the importance of governance in ensuring the longevity and stability of the M token, and how M0 aims to incentivize active participation in the decision-making process. Luca emphasizes M0's goal of becoming a decentralized bank for DeFi, providing a transparent and distributed collateral pool for a stable crypto dollar. Thanks for tuning in!

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Wormhole is a decentralized interoperability platform powering multi-chain applications and bridges. It provides developers with access to liquidity and users on over 30 leading blockchain networks, enabling use cases in DeFi, data queries, and governance. The platform is trusted by teams like Uniswap and Circle and, to date, the platform has facilitated the transfer of over 35 billion dollars through over 850 million cross-chain messages.

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Marinade is the leading Solana staking service that spreads your stake across 100+ top validators, distributes MEV rewards, and provides automatic downside protection with new Protected Staking Rewards.

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(0:00) Introduction

(3:23) M Minting & Redeeming

(13:17) Collateral & Gov Design

(30:43) Wormhole Ad

(31:21) Pear Ad

(31:46) Marinade Ad

(32:25) Avalanche Ad

(33:07) GTM for Onchain Utilization

(47:16) 2 Token Governance System

(1:01:55) 5 Year Vision

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