Podcast Conversation: Stablecoins, Curve Wars, and Olympus as Reserve Currency, with DeFi Researcher Luca Prosperi
Hi Fintech Architects,
In this conversation, we chat with Luca Prosperi, is a MakerDAO believer and senior finance professional with 15 years of experience in banking and credit investments. Luca has a wide range of experience ranging from publishing a Substack newsletter on the evolution of banking and DeFi, to working for the likes of Ripplewood Advisors, Partners Capital, Morgan Stanley, Oliver Wyman. Luca holds a Masters in Business Administration from London Business School, and a MSc and BS in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from Bocconi and Tel Aviv University.
More specifically, we touch on MakerDAO and its mechanics, Automatic Market Makers and Curve, the utility behind stablecoins, how Curve was born from the inefficiency of Uniswap, how Yearn and Convex stemmed from Curve, why Luca considered OlympusDAO to be a ponzi scheme at fi…