Friederike Ernst + Sunny Aggarwal & Hasu + Kain Warwick , Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

Hasu & Kain Warwick: Diving Deep Into Liquidity Mining

16 Dec 2020 • 78 min • EN
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Crypto is largely reliant on incentive mechanisms, and liquidity mining is one of the more recent cryptoeconomic incentive models to emerge. When decentralized exchanges need liquidity, they can leverage liquidity mining to incentivize users to provide it. In turn, the “miners” generate revenue, generally in the form of a native tokens, proportional to their share of liquidity in a pool. This summer saw a surge in activity surrounding this concept, with Synthetix a notable player. Kain Warwick is the founder of Synthetix, a company creating synthetic assets for DeFi, enabling exposure to fiat currencies, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. Hasu is a crypto researcher and writer with a focus on game theory and economics. They joined us to explain the key concepts behind liquidity mining, how and why it was created, and its increasingly important role in DeFi. Topics covered in this episode:Introductions by Kain and HasuHow and when liquidity mining was createdWhat they hoped to achieve with their liquidity mining programsHow liquidity mining works in SynthetixIncentive mechanismsYield Farming and 'getting rich'How Automated Market Makers (AMM) played a part in the success of liquidity miningHow Uniswap leverages liquidity miningProjects that don't currently have liquidity mining but would benefit from itUse cases in pre-blockchain systems Episode links: Synthetix websiteKain on Epicenter, Episode 325Uncommon CoreDeribit InsightsSynthetix on TwitterKain on TwitterHasu on Twitter Sponsors: cPanel: cPanel's WordPress Toolkit is the all in one solution that makes hosting your website easier than it's ever been - Learn more about Algorand and how it’s unique design makes it easy for developers to build sophisticated applications - Discover the best rates and most efficient swapping routes across leading DEXes. Optimize on gas cost and execute DeFi trades faster with 1inch V2 - This episode is hosted by Friederike Ernst & Sunny Aggarwal. Show notes and listening options:

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