In this week’s episode of Market Talks, Cointelegraph welcomes Justin Bram, co-founder and CEO of Astaria — which allows users to put up their nonfungible tokens (NFTs) as collateral to earn instant liquidity. Bram also has his own YouTube channel with over 30,000 subscribers.
We kick things off by getting Bram’s opinion on the most exciting thing happening in decentralized finance (DeFi) right now and follow it up by discussing the most important thing happening in DeFi.
We then get into Ethereum layer-2 protocols like Arbitrum and whether Bram is bullish on them or whether he has his eye set on something else.
With the next big Ethereum upgrade just around the corner, we ask Bram what his perspective is on the Shanghai upgrade and the potential of liquid staking derivatives. Is ut going to be as big as everyone hopes and thinks it will be? Does the unlocking of Ether (ETH) represent the offering of some new innovation in the crypto and DeFi space?
By the end of the chat with Bram, we hope the audience will have gotten a better understanding of the most exciting and important developments in DeFi, the potential outcomes of the Ethereum Shanghai unlocks, and the longer-term impact of this on the liquid staking derivatives space, and also the development within the Ethereum layer-2 platform.
We cover all this and more, so make sure to stay tuned until the end. Market Talks airs every Thursday. Each week, it features interviews with some of the most influential and inspiring people from the crypto and blockchain industry. So, head on over to Cointelegraph Markets and Research’s YouTube page, and smash those like and subscribe buttons for all our future videos and updates.