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Recordings of past talks, events and podcasts
  • Eden Block Genesis Stories - Taking DeFi forward with Vega Protocol
    London
    Oct 14, 2022

    Learn more about Vega Protocol's founding history and long-term mission, in the new episode of Genesis Story by Eden Block featuring Vega Founder Barney Mannerings #FreeTheMarkets.

  • Beyond Stake: Implementing Diversity Policies on PoS
    Bogota
    Oct 11, 2022

    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.

  • Finnovators
    Virtual
    Oct 9, 2022

    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.

  • The Next Generation of Crypto Derivatives Platform is coming
    Virtual
    Sep 28, 2022

    Vega Founder, Barney Mannerings, joins Mark Fidelman on Cryptonized to discuss everything crypto derivatives.

  • Waiting for Volume: When Will Crypto Derivatives Catch Up to TradFi?
    New York City
    Sep 22, 2022

    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?

  • WTF Crypto: Crypto Derivatives Explained with Barney Mannerings
    Virtual
    Sep 21, 2022

    WTF Crypto Host Mark Lurie invites Vega founder, Barney Mannerings, to cover everything from why Vega is essential to DeFi to how market maturity affects adoption.

  • The impact of the long-awaited Ethereum Merge
    Virtual
    Aug 18, 2022

    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.

  • Decentralised Derivatives with Barney Mannerings
    Virtual
    Aug 17, 2022

    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.

  • ZK Rollups - Tales From the Field
    Prague
    Jun 11, 2022

    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.

  • Keynote Talk - Opening Ceremony at EthDenver 2022
    Denver
    Feb 17, 2022

    Vega founder Barney Mannerings, delivers Vega's keynote talk on stage at EthDenver's Opening Ceremony. Learn how Vega aims to be as good as CeFi, better than TradFi, and the future of DeFi.

  • DeFi Download: Getting serious about DeFi derivatives
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    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.

  • ‘Why invest?’ welcomes Vega founder Barney Mannerings
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    Oct 21, 2020
  • Coinscrum Markets: Building decentralised derivatives markets
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    Jul 9, 2020

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

  • Liquid Staking Roundtable
    Virtual
    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?
    Virtual
    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
    Virtual
    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
    London
    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
    Interview
    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
    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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