Flywheel DeFi

by DeFi Dave, kapital_k

Flywheel DeFi is the destination for Frax, DeFi Alpha, & everything in between. We're here to help you harness the power of the Flywheel. flywheeldefi.com

Podcast episodes

  • Boosted (Re)staking with Zaros - Alphabytes #8

    Boosted (Re)staking with Zaros - Alphabytes #8

    Zaros is a perpetual DEX powered by boosted staking and restaking LSDs and LRTs, offering up to 100x leverage on trading and increased APY for liquidity providers. The test net for Zaros is set to launch on February 28th, with a trading competition and special rewards for participants. The platform focuses on user experience and aims to provide a trading interface similar to centralized exchanges. The liquid restaking narrative is gaining traction, and Zaros is embracing it by accepting LRTs and offering a range of assets for margin trading. Users can find more information about Zaros on their website and social media channels, as well as join their Discord community for trading discussions. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 01:06 Zaros: Perpetual DEX with Boosted Staking 03:35 Staking Fees and Real Yield 05:00 Test Net and Incentives 09:23 User Experience and UI/UX 10:36 Liquid Restaking Narrative 12:19 Website, Social Media, and Discord 14:11 Closing Remarks and Disclaimer

  • Building On-Chain Rep w/ David Phelps of Joke Race - Flywheel #92

    Building On-Chain Rep w/ David Phelps of Joke Race - Flywheel #92

    In this episode, DeFi Dave explores the concept of on-chain reputation and its potential in the world of Web3. He interviews David Phelps, the founder of Joke Race, to discuss the power of social Legos and the unique opportunities that Web3 offers. They also explore the importance of leveraging data in Web3 and the challenges and opportunities of monetization and UX in the space. ~~~~ Subscribe to the Flywheel mailing list: https://flywheeldefi.com ~~~~ Have ETH but don't know what to do with it? Swap it to FrxETH for the highest staking yields in crypto. https://app.frax.finance/frxeth/mint ~~~~ Calling all threadoors, researchers, and dashboard creators 📢 Earn rewards for your original Frax content. Learn more: https://flywheeldefi.com/p/announcing-the-frax-educational-incentives ~~~~ Follow Flywheel Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlywheelDeFi Telegram: https://t.me/FlywheelDeFi YouTube: @flywheeldefi Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34xXNO2... Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... ~~~~ Connect DeFi Dave: https://twitter.com/defidave22 Kiet: https://twitter.com/0xkapital_k Sam: https://twitter.com/traders_insight ~~~~ Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Timeline 00:00 Introduction to On-Chain Reputation 03:06 Exploring Joke Race and Web3 09:13 David Phelps' Journey into Crypto 12:06 The Concept of Joke Races and Social Legos 19:36 Leveraging Data in Web3 24:36 Monetization and UX in Web3 26:01 The Biggest Blind Spots for Builders in Web3 32:16 Building in Web3 vs Web2 37:00 The Importance of Composability in Web3 41:31 The Future of Web3 and L1s 43:22 The Rise of Rollups and Differentiation 44:19 Exploring the Technical Side of Roll-Ups 45:15 The Importance of Tokenomics, Brand, and Ideology 46:41 The Potential of Fractal Points 48:33 Incentives and Reputation in On-Chain Systems 50:00 The Flywheel Effect of Airdrops and Reputation 51:27 The Impact of SushiSwap on Uniswap 52:44 The Challenge of Airdrop Farmers and Incentivizing Meaningful Actions 54:07 Using Points to Incentivize Retention Behavior 55:05 The Vision for Frax and Algorithmic Stablecoins 58:57 The Aggregated Base and Reputation in Blockchain 01:00:21 Lightning Round: First Time Touching a Chain, Alternative Career, and Guest Recommendation 01:02:46 Summary and Closing Remarks

  • Everything You Need to Know About Fraxtal w/ Frax Founder Sam Kazemian - Flywheel #91

    Everything You Need to Know About Fraxtal w/ Frax Founder Sam Kazemian - Flywheel #91

    In this episode the Flywheel team DeFi Dave and Kiet interview Sam Kazemian, the founder of Frax, to discuss the launch of Fraxtal, a modular L2 blockchain. We grill Sam Kazemian on what we should expect from Fraxtal, how it will function with Flox, boosting, and blockspace incentives. We also discussed the long-term view of Frax and their goal of becoming the largest issuer of important units, including USD, ETH, and BTC. Read: https://flywheeldefi.com/article/7-new-things-we-learned-about-fraxtal-from-our-interview-with-frax-founder-sam-kazemian Chapters 00:00 Introduction 03:09 The Launch of Fraxtal and the Fraxtal Era 05:05 Understanding Fraxtal as a Modular L2 Blockchain 08:23 The Difference Between Monolithic and Modular Blockchains 11:32 The Benefits of Modularity in Fraxtal 13:52 Why FXS is King in the Fraxtal Ecosystem 16:40 The FLOX Mechanism and Block Space Incentives 20:56 Boosters and the Role of veFXS 26:43 The Importance of Mechanism Design in Frax 37:05 Frax's Long-Term View and Building for the Future 40:18 Frax's Track Record in Mechanism Design 43:39 The Significance of frxBTC 50:53 Frax's Approach to Building and Collaboration 54:06 Frax's Long-Term Vision and Commitment 57:48 Conversion of Fractal Points to veFXS 58:44 Scenarios for Fractal Points Conversion 01:03:54 Fraxtal's End Game: Interoperability and Global State 01:12:23 Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Fraxtal Launch 01:16:26 Summary and Takeaways ~~~~ Subscribe to the Flywheel mailing list: https://flywheeldefi.com ~~~~ Have ETH but don't know what to do with it? Swap it to FrxETH for the highest staking yields in crypto. https://app.frax.finance/frxeth/mint ~~~~ Calling all threadoors, researchers, and dashboard creators 📢 Earn rewards for your original Frax content. Learn more: https://flywheeldefi.com/p/announcing-the-frax-educational-incentives ~~~~ Follow Flywheel Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlywheelDeFi Telegram: https://t.me/FlywheelDeFi YouTube: @flywheeldefi Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34xXNO2... Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... ~~~~ Connect DeFi Dave: https://twitter.com/defidave22 Kiet: https://twitter.com/0xkapital_k Sam: https://twitter.com/traders_insight ~~~~ Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Timeline

  • ta DA!!! – Fraxtal’s innovative DA layer - Cryptovestor's Alpha Corner #13

    ta DA!!! – Fraxtal’s innovative DA layer - Cryptovestor's Alpha Corner #13

    In this episode of Cryptovestor's Alpha Corner, Sam and Cryptovestor discuss the concept of data availability and its importance for Fraxtal. They explore how Fraxtal, a modular roll-up using the OP stack, breaks down the properties of a blockchain and allows different functions to be handled by different parts. They also discuss the incentives for chains to connect to Fraxtal and how this opens up opportunities for various networks. The conversation highlights the potential applications and benefits of using Fraxtal's data availability layer, as well as the long-term design and differentiation of the Frax system. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 00:36 Data Availability and Fraxtal 03:03 Incentives for Chains Connecting to Fraxtal 04:03 Fraxtal as a Data Availability Layer 05:21 Expanding the Network with Different Chains 06:26 Potential Applications and Incentivization 08:36 Future Developments and Expansion 09:09 Fraxtal as an Expansion of the VE System 10:16 Long-Term Design and Differentiation 11:37 Conclusion and Excitement for the Future

  • How f(x) Protocol will launch fxUSD backed with sfrxETH - AlphaBytes #5

    How f(x) Protocol will launch fxUSD backed with sfrxETH - AlphaBytes #5

    @kmets_ & @cryptocrouguer walked us through how their new stablecoin is designed & what they plan for future incentives to drive the flywheel of growth