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April 7, 2023

DeFi Lunch (Ep 327) - Apr 6, 2023 - Reviews of Newly funded projects / Treasury Dept is Ridic

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On today's show:


The Treasury Department released their split personality report on DeFi

Reading it though is difficult, so instead we rely on the legal experts from Brad's Crypto Legal List (

DeFi Education Fund (@fund_defi) summarized most of it very nicely -

In addition, @Timccopeland noted the split personality of agreeing that most illicit activity doesn't happen on DeFi, while they claim it can happen on DeFi... Sigh -


Then we ran through how much @Coinbase is doing to protect DeFi and crypto legally and technically and read through @iampaulgrewal's thread on their legal filings in the #TornadoCash case -


In more news about Coinbase, we discussed an anonymous donor's gift of Base.ETH to the Base Chain (@BuildOnBase) to reward them for their focus on decentralization -


We spent more time discussing what Coinbase is doing with Base and the potential it has as well as potential revenue models for it.


@CoWSwap, in collaboration with @beaverbuild and Agnostic Relayer launched MEVBlocker to protect you from Sandwich attacks and front running. A fantastic service that is now being integrated with dapps as well -


New Raises in DeFi

Then we went old school and ran through a number of projects that have recently raised money to see if there are any of value in the mix. We use @DefiLlama to find these nuggets -

Projects Discussed:

Carbonable (@Carbonable_io) is doing Real World investments to stem climate change with nice payouts over long periods and ownership secured by NFTs -

Radix (@radixdlt) recently had a raise, which we found interesting, since they haven't been much in the news of late. Developers with Rust skills can build on the project -

Another odd investment round is in Metaverse infrastructure provider @Hadeaninc. Neither Brad or Joe feel like there's much to do there, so were surprised by anyone putting money in at this stage, but there may be more there than what we can see -

Brad and Joe love a good infrastructure investment, so they gave a thumbs up to a new round in @ParticleNtwrk -

They were also excited to see a Real World Asset (#RWA) play for @polytrade_fin that has a market for investing in invoice receivable a market that Brad and Joe are both high on seeing an integration into DeFi - - $TRADE


Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.

This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.

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