Vega Blockchain Researcher Dr Klaus Kursawe, takes on the stage at Devcon VI in Bogota 2022. His presentation looks at the challenges of implementing various diversity-improving policies on a PoS network. Economic (dis)incentivisation is a popular approach, but can be undermined by non-standard miner economics such as (cross-domain) MEV or derivatives on incentivisation. As an alternative, Klaus outlines an approach to include diversity support into the consensus level without requiring changing the basic functionality of the protocol by adapting the concept of general adversary structures.
Vega founder Barney Mannerings, discusses the importance of having decentralized derivatives like futures, options and swaps, and some of the major use cases with Manuel Rensink. Barney also explains how Vega's bespoke protocol and derivatives marketplace, can prevent MEV, have predictable trading fees in bps, margin credit, atomic closeouts, hybrid AMM / order book liquidity, what's in the roadmap, and how defi and tradfi are converging to benefit people IRL.
Vega Founder, Barney Mannerings, joins Brandon Neal, Hart Lambur, Simon Jones and John Locke for a round-table chat at Messari Mainnet 2022. The market for TradFi derivatives is orders of magnitude larger than the spot markets. But crypto derivatives lag their spot-market counterparts. How can crypto derivatives catch up? And when will they boost total crypto volume to TradFi levels?
Vega blockchain researcher, Dr Klaus Kursawe, takes a closer look at the effects of Ethereum's highly-anticipated transition from PoW to PoS, known as 'The Merge'. Klaus joins “Community Crypto” host Isaiah Jackson, Prysmatic Labs Co-founder Preston Vanloon, and QCP Capital Co-Founder and CIO Darius Sit to discuss the topic.
Conor Svensson, Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, hosts Web3Innovators and invites Barney Mannerings, Vega Founder, to dig into a number of topics including the infrastructure required to create on-chain derivatives, how Vega approaches leverage and risk management, the community’s role and what’s still missing from DeFi.
Danny Holland, Head of Blockchain Integrations at Vega, shares tales from the field and his experience using ZK Rollups to scale transactions on Ethereum at ETH Prague 2022. ZK rollups are one of the most promising new technologies for any use case with high volumes of transactions, be it for DeFi, NFTs, gaming and beyond. Danny will touch on the Ethereum issues that we know all too well — high gas fees, miner extractable value, and time lag.
Vega founder, Barney Mannerings, speaks with Piers Ridyard, CEO of RDX Works and core developer of Radix Protocol about the inner workings of the Vega Protocol, how they maintain capital efficiency, what atomic closeout means, why they built their own bespoke blockchain, Vega’s trustless bridge into the Ethereum ecosystem – and much more.
The future of DeFi is found in its origins: crypto originated with cypherpunks who believed that open-source software and strong cryptography could be used to ensure electronic privacy and usher in a new era of socioeconomic liberty. Vega founder, Barney Mannerings joins CfC St. Moritz and David Namdar from Coral Capital to discuss the importance of staying true to DeFi’s roots.
On Vega anyone can create permissionless, professional-grade markets, on any underlying. This makes it possible for the world of derivatives markets to run on a global, public blockchain. Tamlyn Rudolph demonstrates this technology for the first time to show how to launch your own BTC / USD futures market on Vega's testnet
An all-day event featuring demos, hands-on workshops, and panel discussions exploring the world of derivatives. Starting off with fundamental theory, we then dive into community-led finance, crypto native products and liquidity mechanisms before addressing the future with the leaders that are shaping it.
The content progresses in complexity throughout the day and is geared towards all levels, from complete beginners to hardcore DeFi enthusiasts.
Organised by Vega, London Blockchain Labs and Outlier Ventures.
Speakers include: Abel Tedros, Andrey Belyakov, Anjan Vinod, Anton Golub, Barney Mannerings, Ben Gagnon, Carlo Las Marias, Dan Danay, David Nuelle, David Siska, Ethan Vera, Freddie Farmer, Juliana Passos, Leo Zhang, MonaEl Isa, Rafaella Baraldo, Stani Kulechov, Tamlyn Rudolph and Timothy Kelly.
Dr Klaus Kursawe discussed how blockchains can mitigate against front-running for on-chain order book dApps, based on his latest paper ‘Wendy, the little good little fairness widget’.
Led by Dr Klaus Kursawe, this research seminar explored his recent work focusing on efficiency and flexibility when looking at the architecture, model and various protocol issues of the consensus layer. Klaus discussed how to replace the consensus algorithm on the fly, optimise protocol latency, and go beyond the thresholds to allow taking into account geography and other properties.