Chainlink: From Price Feeds to Universal Cryptoeconomic Standards | Sergey Nazarov, Co-founder

In this week's roundup the Bell Curve crew is joined by Sergey Nazarov, co-founder of Chainlink, joins us to discuss the evolution of Chainlink from a focus on price feeds to a platform for data, compute, and cross-chain services. Sergey explains how Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) enables the secure transfer of both data and value across chains, with built-in risk management and programmable token transfers. He describes his vision for an Internet of Contracts that seamlessly connects the traditional financial system with blockchains. Stay tuned for all of this and much more!

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(0:00) Introduction

(3:42) Chainlink Overview

(17:05) CCIP Security Requirements

(28:31) Bridging Banking & Capital Markets

(36:56) Wormhole Ad

(37:31) Swell

(38:44) Flood Ad

(39:43) Private Bank Chains Role

(46:05) Security Assumptions of Chainlink

(53:11) Risk Management DAWN

(55:44) Missing Institutional Components

(1:01:01) Future of Chainlink

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