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Frens Validator Crypto Podcast

Feb 2, 2023

Governance Proposal #95 is yet another controversial governance proposal that went live on the Cosmos hub. The Proposal asks for 855,000 $ATOM ($7.8 million) to fund the $ATOM Accelerator DAO. The DAO aims to become a grants program. This program would be in charge of 855,000 $ATOM to fund new projects, reward...

Sep 20, 2022

NEAR is coming to the interchain by implementing IBC - this is big as NEAR has a flourishing DeFi ecosystem. In today's episode, we will talk with Bowen Wang from Pagoda about the DeFi ecosystem on NEAR, IBC, and how YOU can set up a validator on NEAR. Enjoy!

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Aug 24, 2022

Is MEV, and especially cross-chain MEV, a risk for the decentralization in the Cosmos ecosystem? In short: is MEV a huge opportunity for the Cosmos ecosystem to extract and generate values worth billions of dollars, or will it be a massive risk? This is what we will discuss with the MEV protocol Mekatek today. 

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Aug 5, 2022

MEV is a hot topic in the interchain right now. There are many different views on this topic (i.e., are there good and bad MEV?). 

But what is MEV, after all? How can we profit from MEV, and could cross-chain MEV end the bear market?

This is what we will discuss with the cross-chain MEV protocol Skip protocol. Enjoy!


Aug 3, 2022

DYDX made the first move, and now many other Ethereum dApps may take the same step: launching their own customized Cosmos chains! But why is launching a chain so attractive for DeFi dApps? And will eventually, every DeFi protocol become its own Cosmos chain? This is what we will discuss today with Brent Xu (Umee), Eric...