Social and culture is a bigger addressable user market than finance and building a decentralised social network is a very topical project.
In this episode, our star guest is Stani Kulechov, Founder of Aave and Lens Protocol. Stani discusses his entrepreneurial journey from dropping out of high school to building one of the leading DeFi protocols.
From the genesis of Defi to the growing adoption of decentralised Social Media, listen to Stani covering the different drivers of adoption and challenges of the current environment.
00:00 Introduction of Stani
1:41 Growing up in Finland in the 90’s
7:36 How deep did Stani’s interest in computers go?
13:03 How did Stani get interested in Fintech in high school?
17:40 When did he first come across Ethereum? What was the eureka moment?
22:18 What was the first take-off point for DeFi?
27:13 What’s been driving adoption of decentralised systems?
30:57 What’s the biggest challenge in the Web3 space?
36:33 Why do we need our own social media platforms?
41:52 Is the hype cycle of Web3 still there or is it gone?