What DeFi Get’s Wrong About RWAs | Robert Leshner

In this episode of Empire, Robert Leshner - founder of Compound Labs - joins us to discuss how DeFi will evolve in the wake of Operation Choke Point 2.0 and the coordinated effort to debank crypto. We discuss what this means for today's DeFi protocols, the end of the DeFi Mullet thesis and how teams will respond. Then we explore Robert's thoughts on why MakerDAO's RWA strategy is short-sighted, the stablecoin landscape, the AppChain thesis and more!

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00:00 Intro

00:24 Operation Choke Point 2.0

07:24 Compound Treasury and the DeFi Mullet

11:19 The Return of DeFi?

16:09 BTC vs ETH

19:17 Building in the US vs Offshore

26:25 Real World Assets

28:52 Quicknode ad

30:38 Synthetix Ad

32:17 Stablecoin Landscape

39:48 The AppChain Thesis and Value Accrual

48:24 Reputation, Limit Orders and Security

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