Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Matthew J Cantieri, General Manager of Anchor Protocol, a money market on the Terra blockchain that offers an attractive stable yield for depositors. The two discuss Anchor’s yield mechanisms and sustainability, bringing Anchor to traditional finance, the impacts of the Columbus-5 upgrade and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:41) – Matt’s background. 

(00:04:46) – The Ethereum Labs at Microsoft. 

(00:08:15) – Why Matt decided to go full-time crypto. 

(00:11:45) – The early days of Terra. 

(00:15:20) – Introduction to Anchor. 

(00:21:48) – Anchor’s strategy for targeting the markets. 

(00:27:38) – The infrastructure needed to make Anchor compelling to traditional finance. 

(00:34:00) – Matt’s thoughts on building from the bottom-up. 

(00:40:24) – Most exciting applications build on top of Anchor.

(00:43:00) – The sustainability of the 20% savings rate.

(00:48:53) – The approach to increasing borrowers.

(00:53:21) – What the Col-5 upgrade means for the Terra ecosystem.

(00:56:56) – Anchor’s role in the future of finance.

(00:59:36) – Matt’s experience of working in crypto.

(01:03:08) – How people can get involved with Anchor.

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