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Decentralised finance, or DeFi, offers financial instruments without relying on traditional intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks, by using smart contracts on a blockchain.

It could be revolutionary and take out a lot of costs that banks like to add, plus anybody can become a ‘bank’ and start lending money or cryptos, getting better rates than on the high street.

But there are concerns around regulation, fraud and more; hurdles that seem pretty high to get a public weaned on the safety of high street banking to move to DeFi.

This episode explores how DeFi goes from niche to high street with host Natasha de Teran being joined by Kalina Staykova, of the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology at Warwick Business School, and Erica Stanford, Founder & CEO of Crypto Curry Club, and author of Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption.

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