#194 Eyal Hertzog: Bancor and the Rise of User-Generated Currencies

Home Media 123 #194 Eyal Hertzog: Bancor and the Rise of User-Generated Currencies
Published on August 4, 2017

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Bancor is a simple, but hard-to-understand protocol that enables price discovery and liquidity even for assets that aren’t actively traded. Co-Founder Eyal Hertzog joined us to explain how the Bancor protocol works and why they think it will play a key role in enabling a massive wave of small, but interconnected user-generated currencies. We dissected the workings of the protocol, its radical implications as well as the takeaways from their record-shattering, but controversial crowdsale.

Topics discussed in this episode:

– Eyal’s background in early internet startups

– The origin story of Bancor

– Why asset markets suffer from the double coincidence of wants problem

– The benefits of Bancor-based Smart Tokens

– How Bancor and BNT can create a liquidity network

– Why BNT benefits from network effects

– What went well and what didn’t go well about the Bancor Crowdsale

– Why Eyal thinks the price floor was a good idea Sponsors:

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