DeFi Capital advisory board

22 Jan 2021 | DeFi Capital

DeFi Capital is proud to introduce our advisory board.

Each of them brings an ocean of experience and knowledge into the company that we can tap into. It was important for us to have advisors that have the same vision for the future of finance and I can wholeheartedly say that these are our guys.

Mariano Conti

I discovered Bitcoin as a way to safeguard my savings against Argentina’s inflation and evade restrictive capital controls.

Mariano Conti has been a computer systems engineer all his life. He was head of smart contracts at MakerDAO for 4 years helping them to launch and maintain single- and multi- collateral DAI. He discovered Bitcoin as a way to safeguard his savings against Argentina’s inflation and to evade restrictive capital controls. Through this, he found Ethereum in which he found the ‘’perfect marriage of decentralization and permissionless finance with programmable money.’’

Coming from an undeserving economy he feels it is important to see people take control of their financial destiny in a decentralized, permission-less manner. ‘’It levels the playing field for everyone. We get access to new financial opportunities that would not be available for us otherwise. On a more macro scale, it eases auditability and transparency, hopefully, helps with interoperability, and creates new and exciting financial primitives.’’

To read the full interview with Mariano.

Federico Nitidi

Defi is an extraordinary opportunity to provide resiliency and robustness to the existing financial infrastructure.

Federico is an engineer, entrepreneur, and Decentralized Finance advocate born and raised in the Italian Alps. He got into DeFi when he discovered Uniswap and then went on to build liquidityfolio.com (previously UniswapROI), the leading decision-making platform for Liquidity Providers. LiquidityFolio is now used by thousands of Uniswap, Curve and Balancer investors to track ~$100M worth of portfolio each week.

I asked him why the world needed decentralized financial infrastructure:

‘’Defi is an extraordinary opportunity to provide resiliency and robustness to the existing financial infrastructure.
On one hand, smart contracts can be an incredible enabler of future global business, as they provide a layer of shared governance and trust on top of the information layer offered by the internet.
On the other, decentralized finance is creating an alternative financial and settlement infrastructure that is every day more reliable, complete, and usable. This could act as a failsafe should moments of financial instability occur in the future.’’

To read the full interview with Federico

Iulian Circo

I believe that decentralization and the principles behind blockchain resonate very strongly with the proverbial “new normal”.

Iulian Circo is a serial entrepreneur who thrives at the intersection of entrepreneurship, social impact and technology.
In a previous life, he built and led complex, high-stakes operations in some of the world’s most challenging markets across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Iulian is involved with a very diverse portfolio of companies across the globe, either as co-founder, adviser, investor, or board member.

He has been actively involved with blockchain companies since 2016 and continues to contribute to blockchain projects across the world. He advises several successful blockchain companies in Switzerland, the Netherlands, the US and elsewhere.

In 2017 he co-founded  Proof of Impact, a company that specialized in securitizing impact and he continues to be involved with ambitious projects in natural capital markets as well as certification and securitization on blockchain. He has tried to build DeFi products for many years – with applications in natural capital markets and social capital among others> some of these included tokenized index trackers for informal markets or tokenized bonds.

I asked him what he thinks about Central Bank Digital Currencies:

Like it or not, Central Bank Digital Currencies will be the rule, rather than the exception in the very near future. The technology is here and it works at scale, unlocking efficiency and reliability that Central Banks will appreciate. That’s just the way technology works. The media and entertainment industries resisted digitalization until they had to embrace it fully and define new business models along the way. The same will happen with money, sooner or later. But the technology alone will not necessarily change the fuhttps://deficapital.com/iulian-circo/ndamental problems in the global infrastructure. This is why decentralized platforms are so important – they provide viable alternatives to anyone who is trying to hedge against bad Centralized policies.   

To read the full interview with Iulio

We are very excited to be working with them and are grateful to be able to use their experience to bring decentralized finance to the masses.

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