Episode 60 · 4 months ago
Hashing It Out #60 – Balance Research – Arthur Gervais & Dominik Harz
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This episode Corey and Collin bring on the academics Arthur Gervais and Dominik Harz from Imperial College London. They discuss a new protocol that attempts to reduce the required financial deposits for various mechanisms in a way that does not reduce security. In other words, it is an attempt to help with over-collateralization, which could save investors a lot of money! As always, we get into the weeds to try and figure out exactly how it works, and where it is best used. Come listen and enjoy!
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