In this episode of Bell Curve, Jason and Mike are joined by Simon Jones (Voltz Labs) and Allan Niemerg (Yield Protocol) to explore the new use cases that fixed-rate lending and interest rate swaps bring to DeFi.
We also discuss how crypto is structurally variable, why financial markets need interest rate swaps, DeFi's base rate, DAO-to-DAO undercollateralized lending and much more!
(02:49) DeFi is structurally variable
(10:54) The ETH base rate & a DeFi native yield curve
(14:52) Interest rate swaps: 3 primary use cases
(19:17) DeFi use cases & undercollateralized lending
(30:24) Why are fixed rate markets in DeFi so small?
(42:36) A crypto-based sovereign debt market
(46:52) Will yield come from IRL assets or crypto-native sources?
(51:45) Fixed rates may catalyze the next bull cycle
(59:47) Post interview: takeaways
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