The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Simon Harman, the founder of Chainflip, a cross chain native AMM. 

In this episode we discuss Simon’s journey, the need for a cross-chain native exchange, competitive differences, timelines, economic security, value accrual for FLIP, concentrated liquidity, signature schemes, and much more. We also cover why Delphi Ventures is such an excited investor in Chainflip.

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Show Notes

(2:21) – (First Question) – Simon’s Background and what brought him to Crypto.

(15:00) – What is Chainflip.

(26:12) – Chainflip Usability / User Experience.

(29:27) – How Chainflip works.

(37:33) – Chainflip’s signing schemes / Security / Economic attack factors.

(50:20) – How hard is it to get control over a majority of the nodes in a vault.

(1:00:20) – Thoughts on Multi-Chain AMMs.

(1:03:26) – What is the timeline for Chainflip.

(1:04:44) – Why build on Substrate.

(1:07:53) – How hard would it be to run a validator for Chainflip.

(1:09:38) – Thoughts about the risks of upgrading.

(1:12:10) – Flip Token / fees / model for value accrual.

(1:25:14) – Thoughts on Impermanent Loss.

(1:33:40) – Where to find Chainflip.



Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed

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