The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Barney Mannerings, co-founder of Vega, a protocol for creating and trading derivatives on a fully decentralized network. The two discuss the protocol’s ability to allow for any derivative contract to be built, dynamic incentives, and much more.

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Show Notes

(1:37) – (First Question) – Barney's Background and what brought him to crypto.

(8:33) – Vega's Elevator Pitch.

(10:08) – Problems in the centralized financial system that Vega is attempting to solve.

(12:46) – Where is Vega in its development timeline.

(14:51) – How Vega works and use cases.

(22:43) – Modularity of Vega / how easy it is to implement a derivatives contract on Vega.

(27:01) – Vega's Competition.

(30:19) – Why Vega chose to build its own chain.

(39:29) – Incentivizing liquidity providers.

(43:23) – Risks and initiatives.

(46:44) – Vega's fee structure.

(49:56) – What is "Wendy" / how it tackles the MEV problem.

(55:35) – Barney's thoughts on inter-blockchain communication (IBC).

(57:15) – Dealing with lag between moving collateral between chains or cascading liquidations.

(59:18) – What’s keeping Barney up at night.



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