ep. 189


Centralized Insanity: Kain Warwick, Synthetix

In this episode of Empire, we are joined by Kain Warwick, founder of Synthethix and crypto OG. Kain explains the concept of centralized insanity and how crypto is finally ready for the next bull cycle. We cover Synthetix's evolution, Ethereum's outlook, crypto infrastructure, what will cause the shift to decentralized products, DeFi's most important metric and more! Kain is one guest you won't want to miss!

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(00:00) Introduction

(02:18) DeFi Summer 2020

(05:29) The Synthetix Evolution

(09:29) Ethereum’s Outlook and Alt L1 Cycles

(23:25) A Shift From Infra to Apps

(27:47) Quicknode Ad

(29:34) Synthetix Ad

(31:13) Centralized vs Decentralized Trading

(36:20) Regulators are Stuck in the Past

(43:43) Future of Stablecoins

(47:08) Centralized Insanity, Base and DeFi Summer 2.0

(52:43) A Focus on Revenue

(01:01:30) Synthetix v3 and the Value of Composability

(01:18:34) Fire Round

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