Episode 8: MakerDAO with Rune Christensen

On episode 8 of ReFi Podcast we chat with Rune Christensen, cofounder of MakerDAO. Rune’s history with Crypto goes way back to the early days of Bitcoin. We chat through his approved proposal for clean money on the Maker forum and how DAI can be used to support the climate and much more besides…

Some of the topics we jump into:

00:00 Intro
01:44 What do you do to regenerate yourself?
04:40 Where did the vision for clean money come from?
Sovereignty of crypto was awesome..
07:20 Rollercoaster experiences through crashes
08:00 Volatility in market lead to need for money equivalent stablecoin
12:30 Can financial censorship be an appropriate tool to use?
18:25 When did you become aware that addressing climate change was the right course for DeFi?
23:22 Climate danger more about psychology than physics
25:20 Greenwashing
27:33 Any core weaknesses within DeFi for making a difference?
31:46 Unpacking how real world assets, natural capital connects with the DAI stablecoin
38:00 MakerDAO explained
40:40 What should you do with the power of DeFi
41:45 West going crazy for stablecoins
43:26 Value into dollars, going to unsustainable business..
45:30 The more you put into fiat, the more you’re funding unsustainability
49:00 Reaction of community using Maker for climate impact?
51:15 Clean money proposal being accepted
53:14 It’s called clean money not green or sustainable etc to avoid greenwashing..
57:00 The goal is telling people what if you could make a real difference with your money instead of paper straws B.S
59:00 Reprogramming the financial system..
59:56 The core mechanics of the governance process and what’s being learned
01:02:20 The opportunity of clean money..
01:07:40 Voter committee concept
01:10:10 The problem with Maker
01:11:25 For a DAO to work..
01:15:50 What’s one thing people can do today to help the clean money vision?

Follow Rune and check out MakerDAO:

https://twitter.com/runekek
https://twitter.com/MakerDAO

https://makerdao.com

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