Horizon DeFi Podcast — Episode 4 — The Role of CEXs
In the fourth episode of the Horizon DeFi Podcast, where we explore DeFi, synthetic assets, and the potential impact they will have on our economy, our host, Stanton, with the help of Jay, will be exploring the role that CEXs (centralized exchanges) play in the crypto ecosystem. Comparing them against DEXs (decentralized exchanges), the pros and cons of CEXs, and what an ideal CEX might look like.
Some of the topics that are discussed in this episode:
- Explaining the differences between a CEX and a DEX.
- Can DEXs be centralized?
- Various DEX security measures explained, namely:
- The weaknesses of CEXs.
- How some DEXs get exploited.
- How did what happened to FTX and Celsius came to be?
- How should CEXs treat user funds?
- What would the ideal scenario be for CEXs to make money?
In case you missed our previous Podcast episodes, below is a brief summary and the links for each episode:
Episode 3: Interview w/ Meter.io
In episode 3, Stanton interviews Xiaohan Zhu, the CEO of Meter.io. In this exciting conversation, they explore the ideas and decisions behind building full on blockchain ecosystem.
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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