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Jun 19, 2020

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, discusses the launch of the COMP token this week, including:

  • why the price of COMP tokens popped
  • how this now meant that the governance of the Compound protocol was now in the hands of the community
  • whether liquidity mining in DeFi is similar to or different from transaction mining on centralized exchanges
  • what the price jump in COMP on day 1 means for a future DeFi bull market
  • why Kain believes he is already seeing Bitcoin flowing into alts and DeFi tokens
  • what this means for VCs who invested in layer 1 projects

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Episode links: 

Kain Warwick:


Tweet storm on what he got wrong about COMP:

Governance of Compound now in hands of the community:

Tushar Jain’s tweet: 

Why Kain thinks COMP popping on its first day is a harbinger of a DeFi bull market:

DeFi Weekly:

Deribit on how this can create network effects:

Tweet storm on the BTC dominance cycle: 

Tom Shaughnessy tweet on how there’s no more competition between layer 1s — it’s more about DeFi:

Similar thoughts by Spencer Noon:

Links from news recap: