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Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view. Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.



episode 385: Zubin Koticha: Opyn – The Release of V2

Zubin Koticha, CEO & Co-founder of Opyn, joined us again on the show to give us an update on Opyn v2.

Opyn v1 was focused on insurance. It's successor, Opyn v2, offers a more traditional options infrastructure. We discuss the problems of building trustless options infrastructure: choice of collateral, partial collateralization and efficient trading mechanisms for options.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • An overview of Opyn v1 and the different options created by DeFi users
  • How options in DeFi work
  • What is new in Opyn v2
  • How the oracle specification works
  • Capital efficiency - nesting options for collateralization
  • Fungibility of different options
  • What makes Opyn different to other option platforms?
  • Options and the AMM design

Episode links:

  • Opyn
  • Epicenter Episode 344 - Opyn
  • A beginner's guide to options: Opyn v2
  • YieldSpace
  • Opyn GitHub
  • Opyn on Twitter
  • Zubin on Twitter


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This episode is hosted by Sunny Aggarwal & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/385


 2021-04-01  1h12m