Alex Shares a Big Announcement. Also: DeFi’s Growth and Innovation Over the Years

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Join Alex Tapscott and Andrew Young as they decode the world of DeFi. Listen in as they discuss Alex’s big announcement on his new book, “Web3: Charting the Internet’s Next Economic and Cultural Frontier,” its structure and focal points, concepts from Niall Ferguson’s “The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World,” asset types that hold the greatest disruptive power in a Web3 world, an FTX customer fund recovery update, evaluating innovation within the DeFi space, insuring decentralized protocols, and more!

Yesterday, Alex officially announced his upcoming new book that will be released in September by the reputable HarperCollins publishing company. Following the immense success of his co-authored critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller Blockchain Revolution, Alex is at it again – but this time exploring the big idea, building blocks, and transformative power of Web3. The FTX management team recently provided a promising update to creditors, claiming ‘substantial progress’ with the recovery of around $7B in liquid assets of the reported $8.7B owed to customers. The total value locked (TVL) in DeFi protocols has increased from $600M in early 2020 to $45B today across chains, unlocking a series of newfound innovations and trends. With blockchain’s potential to disrupt and transform industries as we know them, insurance presents an exciting opportunity, especially in insuring the risk of decentralized protocol applications.

Tune in to the 102nd DeFi Decoded episode to hear Alex and Andrew discuss all things DeFi and Alex’s upcoming Web3 book. What is Alex’s big announcement? How is “Web3: Charting the Internet’s Next Economic and Cultural Frontier” by Alex Tapscott structured, and which themes does it cover? What kinds of cool innovation is happening in the DeFi realm, and what might protocol insurance look like?

[0:00] Introduction
[1:29] Alex’s Big Announcement
[3:15] Structure of Alex’s Web3 Book
[7:08] Niall Ferguson’s Ascent of Money
[8:32] Most Disruptive Assets in Web3 World
[13:08] FTX Recovers $7B in Liquid Assets
[16:29] Thoughts & Perspectives on FTX
[18:46] DeFi Space Innovation & Trends
[23:58] Insuring Risk on Decentralized Protocols
[34:27] Conclusion


Alex Tapscott, Andrew Young and guests break down the fundamentals of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and how this cutting-edge technology enables individuals and institutions to transact, and create value, without the need for traditional financial intermediaries.

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