Panel Discussion: "DeFi 2.0 - A discussion about DeFi analytics and interoperability"

Panel Discussion: "DeFi 2.0 - A discussion about DeFi analytics and interoperability"

Panel Discussion: "DeFi 2.0 - A discussion about DeFi analytics and interoperability"


Decentralized Finance (commonly referred to as DeFi) is a blockchain-based form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks to offer traditional financial instruments. DeFi platforms allow people to lend or borrow funds from others, speculate on price movements on a range of assets using derivatives, trade cryptocurrencies, insure against risks, and earn interest in savings-like accounts. DeFi is seeing its renaissance as new distributed ledgers with smart contract functionality like Avalanche, Fantom, xDai Chain or Cosmos are entering the market enabling low transaction cost and allowing retail investors to participate in a cost efficient manner. Yet, the constantly expanding DeFi sector can be chaotic and more transparency is necessary to improve the overall user experience and to prevent fraud. In that regard, better analytic tools and market standards can strengthen the trust in the ecosystem and propel the mainstream adoption of blockchain. Christian Viehof (International Token Standardization Association), Peter Eulberg  (Anyblock Analytics), Stefan Schmitt (Blockdaemon), Fabian Kroll (Sharpe Explorer), and Ioana Surpateanu (DIA) discussed the trend towards interoperability and the need for analytics.

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 62 min.).

About the panelists

Christian Viehof is Executive Director at the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA). ITSA works on creating comprehensive market standards for the global token markets, to increase safety and transparency. Through ITSA's classification efforts, Christian has a thorough understanding of the token markets and has done in-depth research on over 400 different tokens and projects.

LinkedIn profile of Christian Viehof

Peter Eulberg is Founder of Anyblock Analytics. Anyblock offers deep, on-chain blockchain data via API and in the formats you are already used to. You can set up a custom JSON-RPC Node API, get real-time data, and set up notifications and monitors. This way, customers do not need to run their own nodes but can use anyblock instead.

LinkedIn profile of Peter Eulberg

Stefan Schmitt is Relationship Manager at Blockdaemon. Blockdaemon is the world's largest independent blockchain node infrastructure platform connecting institutions and developers to leading networks. Before joining Blockdaemon, Stefan acquired significant blockchain expertise through his work at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. At this time, he was also a guiding force in the establishment of the International Token Standardization Association, actively aiding development of both ITIN and ITC.

LinkedIn profile of Stefan Schmitt

Fabian Kroll is CEO and Co-founder of Sharpe Explorer. Sharpe Explorer aims to help customers leverage the crypto and DeFi revolution to access predictable returns, optimize their portfolio and gain a competitive advantage. It's platform allows for selecting, curating, and benchmarking yield opportunities all across DeFi.

LinkedIn profile of Fabian Kroll

Ioana Surpateanu is Chief Strategy Officer at the DIA Association. DIA is an open-source oracle platform that enables market actors to source, supply and share trustable data. Before DIA, Ioana has been in senior positions at Citi Bank, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the European Parliament, with a heavy focus on innovation.

LinkedIn profile of Ioana Surpateanu


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