Sam Kazemian is the founder of Frax, the fractional-algorithmic stablecoin protocol. After co-founding the decentralized Wikipedia startup Everipedia, Sam set out to pioneer the algorithmic stablecoin space. The FRAX stablecoin now has a market cap of over $2.6 billion, and the protocol’s FXS governance token is up 300% in the last year.
In this episode, we explore the Stablecoin Wars, in which different protocols compete for liquidity and composability in DeFi. Sam brings a 1st-person perspective into the developments surrounding UST and the recently launched 4pool on Curve, which consists of stablecoins UST, FRAX, USDT, and USDC.
A highlight of this conversation is Sam’s parable of an archetypal central bank, in which he cruises through a number of salient takes on money markets and macroeconomics. There is a lot to learn about this Cambrian explosion of financial technology, and Sam is a great teacher. Stick around to find out why walked away from this conversation bullish on Frax.
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3:30 Sam from Frax
7:50 The Stablecoin Narrative
13:45 The Central Bank Parable
24:45 Backing an Exchange Rate
28:10 Frax Analytics | What is Frax?
37:34 Frax Analytics | The Peg
42:30 Frax Analytics | Comparing
45:03 RSA Gets Frax-Pilled
49:42 MIM vs UST
53:16 The LUNA Token
56:41 Frax Roadmap | FPI
1:04:36 The 4pool
1:14:00 The Stablecoin Wars
1:18:35 What Happens Next?
1:23:20 Closing & Disclaimers
Sam on Twitter
Tweets by samkazemian
Decentralized Finance and the Debt Cycles
Market Share Chart
Do Kwon’s 4pool Tweet
Curve wars are over, all emissions are going to the 4pool https://t.co/LNJs7CAfcV
— Do Kwon 🌕 (@stablekwon) April 1, 2022
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