“Imagine a world without counterparty risk…” – Chainlink’s co-founder shares why the move from brand-based contracts to math-based contracts is inevitable.
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That was Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov’s answer when asked to describe the true disruption of decentralized finance to a traditional finance audience.
On this episode of The Breakdown, Sergey and NLW discuss:
- Brand-based contracts vs. math-based contracts
- The history of smart contracts
- What it means to build an “abstraction layer” for “universally connected smart contracts”
- Key moments in the history of smart contract infrastructure
- Where smart contracts and DeFi are in terms of analogies to the early internet
- Why Sergey believes traditional finance will inevitably shift to a math-based contract model
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