Horizon DeFi Podcast — Episode 3 — Interview w/ Meter.io
In this episode our Educational Director Stanton Wong held an educational interview with Xiaohan Zhu, the Founder/CEO of Meter.io.
What is Meter?
Meter is described as a high performance blockchain infrastructure, catalyzing borderless economy with disruptive innovations in DeFi, interoperability, scalability and freedom of money. Meter essentially builds the entire infrastructure ecosystem of layer 1 with consideration of speedy transactions, the ability to bridge between multiple chains, and have a native stable coin for transactions that isn’t tied to government-issued money.
It functions as a decentralized, high-performance EVM that’s compatible with Ethereum and other public chains. It uses Proof of Work to create the MTR coin, and HotStuff-based Proof of Stake for transaction validation. It offers a solution for issues with scaling and interoperability of available blockchains in order to provide the infrastructure needed to improve the functionality and usage of DeFi dApps.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Intro to Meter.io and Xiaohan Zhu
- Xiaohan's summary of Meter.io
- How Meter.io transitioned into what it is today
- Ethereum's proof of stake vs Meter.io's hotstuff consensus
- What is Byzantine Fault Tolerance?
- How Meter.io created their stablecoin based on energy
- How are bridges getting hacked?
- How is Meter.io doing bridging between chains?
- How does Xiaohan envision the future of crypto?
- What projects are on Meter.io right now?
- What role will synthetic assets play?
- Summary and Outro
In case you missed our previous Podcast episodes, below is a brief summary and the links for each episode:
Episode 2: Learning from Synthetix
Stanton is joined once again by core team member Jay. Together they discuss why Horizon Protocol decided to fork Synthetix, what Horizon Protocol is doing differently to Synthetix, what roadblocks there are for Horizon Protocol to overcome, and more.
Episode 1: Intro to DeFi and Synthetic Assets
In the first episode our Educational Director Stanton Wong spoke with one of our core team members, Jay. Together they discussed what DeFi is, what synthetic assets are, what impact these could have on our economy, and what Horizon Protocol’s role is within all of this.
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