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DeFi and the Future of Finance

By: Campbell R. Harvey,Ashwin Ramachandran,Joey Santoro
Narrated by: David de Vries
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Summary

During the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, our financial infrastructure failed. Governments bailed out the very institutions that let the economy down. This episode spurred a serious rethink of our financial system. 

In DeFi and the Future of Finance, Campbell R. Harvey, Ashwin Ramachandran, and Joey Santoro introduce the new world of decen­tralized finance. The book argues that the current financial landscape is ripe for dis­ruption and we are seeing, in real time, the reinvention of finance. 

The authors provide listeners with a clear assessment of the problems with the current financial system and how DeFi solves many of its issues. The essence of DeFi is that we interact with peers - there is no brick and mortar and all of the associated costs. Savings and lending are reinvented. Trading takes place with algorithms far removed from traditional brokerages. 

The book conducts a deep dive on some of the most innovative protocols such as Uniswap and Compound. Many of the companies featured in the book you might not have heard of - however, you will in the future.

©2021 Campbell R. Harvey, Ashwin Ramachandran, and Joey Santoro (P)2021 Ascent Audio

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  • Steve A.
  • 10-02-22

This is a textbook and not for entry level.

Hard to review this. It is the first book I feel is not suited for audio format. Imagine listening to someone read a calculus textbook to you. Incredibly dense content full of acronyms. Performance is dry, but the content is dry. Suitable for a graduate seminar in DeFi, not Simone interested in learning about it.

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  • D. Young
  • 14-08-22

Lots of bias

Authors more interested in proving their ideological points. And BCE... Is that anything like BC?

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  • Philo
  • 29-07-22

Well done. It helps to know some finance

I do not have formal education in finance. I have a lot of informal reading and background in it. I am formally educated in business and law. My background made it easy to follow this. I see others had problems. These descriptions are clear and logical, almost mathematically so, though given in English.

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  • Allie A
  • 25-07-22

Good Intro DeFi Overview

Good listen, a few examples could have been elaborated on in more depth but easy to follow

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  • kondwani h.
  • 22-07-22

extremely hard to understand

this book is informative but you have to listen to parts over and over because there choice of words are complex it's not a easy listen

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  • Kevin Wall
  • 09-03-22

Defi Future of the World 2021

defi will be the internet of money make sure that your family invest in the worlddefi

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  • Brian Donley
  • 19-01-22

Too complex for me on first read

Way over my head with a tangle of acronyms and jargon, but I now have a basis from which to build if i get a chance to listen again.