Episode 12 of CopperCasts welcomes one of the best-known CEO's in DeFi; Aave founder, Stani Kulechov.

Aave (meaning 'ghost' in Finnish) is a highly popular decentralised finance (DeFi) platform for lending and borrowing assets.

The Aave protocol went live on mainnet in January 2020. By August 2020, it became the second DeFi protocol to hit $1 billion in total value locked (TVL). Six months later, this figure has swollen to an astounding $6bn TVL.

CopperCasts are split into two parts. The first is a short (2min) video in which our guest shares with us something they find unusual or inspiring about the digital asset space. The second half is a traditional audio-only podcast, which you can stream at the bottom of this page, or search for it in all the usual places.

Stani’s Show & Tell segment focuses on the growth of DeFi and how TVL - the most popular metric for DeFi - works. He also provides a primer on what Aave is why it continues to grow market share.

In the longer audio-only conversation, Stani and CopperCasts host, Tyler, leave no stone unturned, discussing Aave's exciting new projects in the pipeline, NFTs, emerging trends in reg-tech, Stani's experience as an angel investor and of course, Mark Cuban.

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Previous episodes:

Ep 001 - Charlie Morris

Ep 002 - Geoff White

Ep 003 - Jeff Hancock

Ep 004 - Piers Ridyard

Ep 005 - David Shrier

Ep 006 - Iain Wilson

Ep oo7 - Michael Hall

Ep oo8 - Erica Stanford

Ep oo9 - Konstantin Anissimov

Ep 010 - Yichen Wu

Ep 011 - David Marsh

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