DeFi Sparks Podcast

Eitan Katz Founder of Kima Finance on Multi Chain DeFi & Interoperability

August 10, 2022 Nick Drakon Episode 7
DeFi Sparks Podcast
Eitan Katz Founder of Kima Finance on Multi Chain DeFi & Interoperability
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Today I am talking to Eitan Katz who is the founder of Kima Finance, a utility specific blockchain that aims to act as a settlement layer in a chain agnostic world. Put simply, they are working on the DLT Interoperability problem set.ย 

Eitan has been working at the cutting edge of technological innovation for over 35 years. He is a pleasure to talk to not just because of his wealth of knowledge but also for his talent in unpacking complex concepts in ways that everyone can understand.

Todayโ€™s topic is of course DLT Interoperability. We start with defining this concept and discuss why it is such a difficult problem to solve. We discuss the risks associated with current solutions for moving assets between chains such as bridges. We dive into the idea of universal liquidity across chains and what the implications are of achieving that goal. Finally we ponder a world where off chain liquidity can seamlessly merge with on chain liquidity.

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Intro
Background
Historical Perspective & Adoption Curve
Define Distributed Ledger Tech (DLT) Interoperability
Why is DLT Interoperability a difficult problem?
Security & Centralisation Trade Off?
Utility Specific Block Chains
Solving Fragmented Liquidity
Merged On Chain & Off Chain Liquidity
Kima Progress