#195 Loi Luu: KyberNetwork – Towards Truly Decentralized Crypto-Asset Exchanges

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We're joined by Loi Luu, Co-founder of KyberNetwork. This new decentralized exchange protocol, built on Ethereum, aims to match buyers with reserve operators, who create liquidity for crypto-asset pairs. Trades occur instantaneously and without the need for a trusted third party exchange operator.

Topics discussed in this episode:
– Loi's background and involvement with various projects such as TrueBit, Smart Pool, and Oyente
– The desirable features of a decentralized exchange
– Other decentralized exchange projects and how they compare to KyberNetwork
– KyberNetwork's unique design philosophy
– KyberNetwork's user experience and how a trade occurs from start to finish
– The various actors in the network and their respective roles
– How KyberNetwork mitigates certain vulnerabilities, such as transaction front running
– How network actors are compensated
– KyberNetwork's DAO governance model and development roadmap

Links mentioned in this episode:
– KyberNetwork:
– KyberNetwork Blog:
– KyberNetwork White Paper:

– Shapeshift: Buy and sell alt coins instantly and securely without a centralized exchange –
– Jaxx: Wallets that Unify the Blockchain Experience Across Devices –

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