Ethena Labs: Enabling the Internet Bond | Guy & Conor

In today's episode Dan and Sam are joined by Ethena Labs team. Guy Young, Co-founder, and Conor Ryder, head of research, dive into the Ethena's aim to enable the internet bond and transform Ethereum into the first crypto-native yield bearing stablecoin. They dive into Ethena's revenue model, staking yield, depeg risk, bitcoin as collateral, and much more!

As usual the team is also joined by two blockworks research analysts, Matt & Ren. Today they cover the GMX V2 launch, Coinbase earnings and Base season, Paypal pyUSD, and Arbitrum BoLD.

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:21) CEX Trading vs GMX V2

(10:36) Coinbase Earnings & Base Launch

(18:04) Paypal pyUSD

(25:10) Arbitrum BOLD

(29:40) "Atom Accelerator Ad"

(30:59) Interview Start: Ethena Labs

(32:53) Why Decentralized Stables are Needed

(38:56) USDE User Flow & Underworking 

(42:32) Hedging Counter-party Risk

(48:00) USDE Demand Through Yield

(51:10) Protocol Revenue

(56:09) Deposit Conversions

(1:01:06) stETH Depeg Scenario

(1:11:52) Bitcoin as Collateral

(1:15:03) L2 Strategy

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Paypal pyUSD


BOLD on Arbitrum


Ethena Labs


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