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

  • Capturing EigenLayer’s Risks and Rewards w/ YieldNest's Deo and Dan - Flywheel #104

    Capturing EigenLayer’s Risks and Rewards w/ YieldNest's Deo and Dan - Flywheel #104

    In this episode of Flywheel, hosts DeFi Dave and Kapital K introduce YieldNest, a cutting-edge platform revolutionizing the way users engage with liquid re-staking protocols (LRTs) and Automated Validator Selections (AVSs). Joined by YieldNest founders Deo (Amadeo Brands) and Dan, the conversation dives deep into the mechanics of re-staking, the assessment of risks associated with AVSs and LRTs, and the future of decentralized finance. Dio and Dan share their extensive backgrounds, from working in hedge funds and DAOs to their involvement in significant DeFi projects and protocols, emphasizing their commitment to decentralization and the innovative approach of YieldNest. The discussion also covers the complex landscape of DeFi, including the challenges of education within the space, the potential of meme coins merging with substantive technology, and the importance of building a self-sovereign digital nation state through DeFi. 00:00 Welcome to Flywheel: Your Crypto and DeFi Hub 00:16 Introducing YieldNest: Innovating in DeFi 02:15 Deo's Journey: From Crypto Newbie to DeFi Innovator 04:40 The Philosophy of DeFi and Building a Digital Nation State 05:44 Challenges and Opportunities in DeFi's Growth 07:09 Meme Coins: The Convergence of Memes and Technology 08:47 Dan's Path: Engineering to DeFi Development 19:58 YieldNest's Approach to Managing DeFi Risks 25:48 Exploring the Nuances of Restaking Protocols 26:05 The Technical and Economic Implications of Restaking 27:40 Debating the Future of Blockchain Technologies 28:07 The Competitive Landscape of Restaking Protocols 32:49 Yieldnest's Approach to Restaking and Validator Management 35:52 The Lifecycle of an LRT: From Deposit to Withdrawal 44:21 Innovations and Challenges in Restaking Architecture 52:41 Closing Remarks and How to Connect with Yieldnest ~~~~ 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... 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.

  • Memecoins, Airdrops, and Metas w/ Monkey Rothschild - Flywheel #103

    Memecoins, Airdrops, and Metas w/ Monkey Rothschild - Flywheel #103

    In this episode of Flywheel, host Defi Dave goes solo with guest Monkey Rothschild, to explore the current state of the crypto market, including trends in meme coins, airdrops, and the performance of various tokens. They discuss the evolution of the market since Monkey's last appearance, focusing on the impact of Bitcoin ETFs, the rise of meme coins, and the strategic significance of airdrops in attracting and retaining users. The conversation also covers the market's transition into a 'picker's market,' how Ethereum and Solana have fared, and the effects of venture capital in the space. Additionally, they look into the dynamics of meme coins, liquidity fragmentation, and the influence of social media platforms like Twitter on public engagement and the monetization of attention concluding with insights into the Wassiverse project. 00:00 Welcome to Flywheel 00:15 Special Guest: Monkey Rothschild's Return 01:28 The Evolution of Crypto Markets: Insights from Monkey Rothschild 02:14 Meme Coins, Airdrops, and the VC Backlash 05:01 Navigating the New Landscape of Crypto and DeFi 10:35 The Rise of SocialFi and Its Impact on Engagement 26:14 Exploring the Dynamics of Airdrops in Crypto Marketing 36:57 Evaluating the Arbitrum Ecosystem and Token Dynamics 38:13 Athena Airdrop: A Deep Dive into Strategy and Impact 42:28 Blur's Innovative Approach and Market Disruption 45:02 Friend Airdrop Analysis: Liquidity and Market Dynamics 48:26 Eigen Airdrop Controversy: Communication and Execution Flaws 53:15 Layer Zero's Unique Strategy Against Siblers 58:15 Wossies: Building a Community-Driven Crypto Ecosystem 01:03:12 Predictions for the Next 12 Months in Crypto ~~~~ 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.

  • Breaking down $EIGEN, Restaking, Bitcoin and more w/ Tarun Chitra - Flywheel #102

    Breaking down $EIGEN, Restaking, Bitcoin and more w/ Tarun Chitra - Flywheel #102

    In this episode of Flywheel, we had on Tarun from Gauntlet and Robot Ventures and special guest-host Chunda from Ion Protocol dive deep into the latest topics in crypto. They discuss the Eigen token's potential success and challenges, the tokenomics behind it, and decentralized systems' needs for attribution to ensure participant accountability. The conversation also touches on the concept of restaking in various crypto protocols, the evolving landscape of AVS and the predicted yield from these services in the future. Additionally, they explore meme coins' emergence as a new asset class, potential future black swan events in crypto, and the impact of Bitcoin staking and L2s on the overall crypto ecosystem.

  • Innovating on Bitcoin with Alisia Painter from Botanix Labs - Flywheel #101

    Innovating on Bitcoin with Alisia Painter from Botanix Labs - Flywheel #101

    In this episode of Flywheel, DeFi Dave and Kiet interview Alisia from Botanix Labs details their journey in pioneering a Bitcoin DeFi. The episodes cover the project's inception on creating a Layer 2 solution for Bitcoin that's compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine, aiming to revive BTC's innovative spark. 00:00 Welcome to Flywheel: Your Crypto and DeFi Hub 00:17 Exploring the Bitcoin Renaissance with Botanics and Spider Chain 02:12 Introducing Spider Chain: A Bitcoin L2 Revolution 02:58 The Journey of Alisia: From Global Finance to Crypto Innovator 18:34 The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum: A Bold Perspective 22:35 Deep Dive into Botanix Labs and Spider Chain Technology 22:45 Building on Bitcoin: The Technical Breakthrough of Spider Chain 40:09 The Vision of Spider Chain: A New Era for Bitcoin DeFi 41:39 Exploring Bitcoin's DeFi Potential and Yield Expectations 42:38 The Summer of Bitcoin DeFi: A New Era of Yield 42:59 Differentiating in the DeFi Space: Technology and Community Buy-In 43:59 Collaboration and Innovation Among Layer 2 Solutions 45:25 The Future of Bitcoin DeFi: Yield Sources and Ecosystem Development 51:00 Comparing Bitcoin DeFi Projects: Babylon vs. Spider Chain 54:35 Botanics' Approach to Tokenization and Revenue Generation 57:25 The Roadmap Ahead: Launching Spider Chain and DeFi Summer Expectations 58:49 Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: Cultural Shifts and Future Predictions 01:07:09 Navigating Regulations and the Future of Crypto Innovation 01:14:53 Wrapping Up: The Journey of Botanix and Spider Chain ~~~~ 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.

  • Revolutionizing Fair Launches w/ Fjord Foundry - Flywheel #100

    Revolutionizing Fair Launches w/ Fjord Foundry - Flywheel #100

    In this episode of Flywheel, we invited YamsI, Head of BD & strategy and VoKe from the Fjord Foundry team to discuss their Liquidity Bootstrapping Platform and its approach to revolutionizing token launches. We explore the mechanisms of LBPs, the strategies for ensuring fair launches, and the significance of market makers in maintaining post-launch stability. We also got into Fjord Foundry's dedication to balancing project ambitions with community well-being, fostering transparency, and nurturing on-chain liquidity. Through exploring the platform's journey, successes, and forward-looking plans, the script offers in-depth understanding of the nuanced challenges and strategies in managing token launches, from pre-launch preparations to achieving sustainable liquidity. 00:00 Welcome to Flywheel 00:14 The Importance of a Fair Launch in Crypto 00:55 Diving Deep with Fjord Foundry: Origins and Offerings 04:28 Exploring the Evolution and Impact of LBPs 14:51 The Mechanics of LBPs: A Deep Dive 32:54 Success Stories and the Impact of Curation 41:22 Fjord Foundry's Performance and Future Directions 44:26 Unpacking the Impact of Funding Amounts on Project Success 45:31 Navigating Risks in Crypto Projects: Bots, Scams, and Solutions 47:17 Introducing Sphere Token: Fjord's Community and Value Proposition 49:38 Exploring the Potential of Centralized Exchanges and Fjord Foundry Collaboration 01:07:55 The Future of Fjord Foundry: Roadmap and Vision 01:11:43 Getting Personal: The Team's First Crypto Experiences 01:18:34 Wrapping Up: Insights and Future Directions for Fjord Foundry ~~~~ 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