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J.P. Morgan’s Aave Trade Explained | Matthew Blumberg, Byron Gilliam

In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, we bring on Matthew Blumberg and Byron Gilliam to discuss how J.P. Morgan - the largest bank in the US - just made history.

What happened? J.P. Morgan executed their first trade on a public blockchain (sup Polygon) using an Aave Arc clone. Tune in to find out what happened, why J.P. Morgan chose Polygon, how enterprise crypto adoption will likely play out and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:42) JP Morgan’s Aave Trade, What Happened?

(10:53) Permissioned DeFi, Why Do This On-Chain?

(25:09) The Aave Mafia

(26:08) Will Polygon Remain "Loyal" To Ethereum?

(31:50) Why J.P. Morgan Chose Polygon

(37:51) Social Media Is Adopting Web3

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Decent Crypto Podcast (hosted by Matt)


Ty Lobban's tweet thread on the J.P. Morgan trade


Erik Voorhees & SBF on Bankless


Sandeep's tweet on Polygon "bringing the world to Ethereum"


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