Recordings of past talks, events and podcasts
  • DeFi Download: Getting serious about DeFi derivatives
    Jan 29, 2022

    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.

  • CfC St. Moritz: Why DeFi needs to stay true to its cypherpunk roots
    Jan 13, 2022

    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.

  • Delphi Podcast meets Vega: A Unique Protocol for Creating and Trading Derivatives
    Jun 30, 2021

    Delphi Podcast Host Tom Shaughnessy welcomes Vega founder Barney Mannerings to discuss the protocol’s ability to allow for any derivative contract to be built, dynamic incentives, and much more.

  • Pomp Podcast: Disrupting Wall Street with Decentralised Derivatives
    May 28, 2021

    The Pomp Podcast welcomes Barney Mannerings, where he and host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano discuss decentralised finance, non-custodial exchanges, liquidity, decentralised derivatives, layer 1 vs layer 2, and Vega Protocol.

  • ‘Why invest?’ welcomes Vega founder Barney Mannerings
    Apr 21, 2021

    Barney Mannerings dives into the concepts behind Vega, regulation, risk – and the future of centralised exchanges.

  • Liquidity 2020: How to create & launch a BTC/USD futures market on Vega
    Nov 18, 2020

    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

  • Deconstructing derivatives
    Nov 11, 2020

    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.

  • ACM conference on advances in financial technologies
    Oct 21, 2020
  • Coinscrum Markets: Building decentralised derivatives markets
    Oct 2, 2020

    Barney Mannerings joins Paul Yardly (Trustology) and Jose Macedo (Delphi Digital) on this panel.

  • Learn how to design a blockchain for fair DeFi trading
    Jul 22, 2020

    Dmitriy Berenzon leads a discussion with Klaus Kursawe and Tamlyn Rudolph on ordering fairness and why it is a necessary innovation for the DeFi space.

  • Blockchain Brad
    Jul 9, 2020

    Barney Mannerings speaks to Blockchain Brad about Vega and building tools for DeFi trading.

  • Liquid Staking Roundtable
    Jul 7, 2020

    Barney Mannerings joins the Cosmos round-table on on-chain staked assets.

  • The Layerization of Decentralised Finance: Synthetic Assets, Futures, Options: What’s Next?
    May 14, 2020

    Barney Mannerings joins Synthetic, Unslashed Finance in a panel moderated by Mona El Lisa in a DeFi project deep dive.

  • Dystopia Labs: DeFi Discussions
    Apr 3, 2020

    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’.

  • CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit
    Mar 9, 2020

    Barney Mannerings launched the private Vega Testnet. Audience members were the first to see a live, public demonstration of the protocol and Vega Console.

  • Quantlayer: Discussing a Parallel Financial System with Vega
    Nov 5, 2019
  • Blockchains for traders: On finality, fairness and flocking
    San Francisco
    Oct 31, 2019

    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.

  • KR1's Kryptonight London
    Feb 26, 2019

    Barney Mannerings spoke on the emerging DeFi stack and how Vega’s decentralised trading network fits into it, before sharing a short demo.

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