Jan 21 • 45M

Podcast Conversation: Upgrading DeFi market-making and liquidity programs, with Carson Cook of Tokemak

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Finance is being pulled apart by the forces of frontier technology. From AI, to blockchain, crypto and DeFi, to mixed reality, chatbots, neobanks, and roboadvisors — the industry will never be the same. Here is the blueprint for navigating the shift.
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Hi Fintech Architects,

Welcome back to our podcast series! For those that want to subscribe in your app of choice, you can now find us at Apple, Spotify, or on RSS.

In this conversation, we chat with Carson Cook the founder of Tokemak and Fractal. Carson holds his PhD in Physics and Master’s in Electrical Engineering. After completing his PhD, Carson worked at McKinsey for several years, focused on fintech, financial services, and wealth management. He got into the blockchain/crypto space in 2016 and founded Fractal in 2018, focused on market making and providing liquidity. Tokemak is a new product Carson designed based on opportunities he saw in the space. Tokemak is a decentralized liquidity/market making primitive.

More specifically, we touch on how decentralized finance has evolved as well as the different threads that have brought all of it together, as well as, magnetohydrodynamics, the similarities between the finance world and theoretical physics, early crypto exchange arbitrag…

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