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Chainlink Keepers, SNX Explained and Optimistic Aave

By InsideCrypto | Crypto Step by Step | 17 Aug 2022

Hey DFI(Defi) people… What a month it has been. The merge is sure to happen..fingers crossed… Tornado cash take down upsets the system and so much more. This is the tenth episode of our Defi focused segment of the Inside Crypto podcast. In this series we plan to cover the latest news regarding the constituents of our Defi Ecosystem Index. They are: The Graph, Aave, Maker, Chainlink, Uniswap, Liquid Staked ETH 2.0 (Lido Finance), LDO and Synthetix Network. This episode was recorded on August 15th 2022.

The first thing we will always dive into, is the price action of the week regarding our Defi Ecosystem token and then go through any major news items with regards to the constituents. Lido is gaining ground on many fronts including Solana and Maker dumping USDC…This and many more stories on today’s episode.

I have to mention that nothing in this episode constitutes financial advice. Please do your own research. Anything said here is my own opinion and not to be connected with my employer. But I am forever grateful to them for helping make this podcast a reality so please do check out our website and the tokens we offer at

Thanks everyone for listening and don’t forget to tune in two weeks time where we help you to get to grips with what is going on in the Defi Ecosystem.

𝕋𝕚𝕞𝕖 ℂ𝕠𝕕𝕖𝕤:

0:00 - Intro
0:23 - TLDR (Ethereum's Doing Great!)
2:56 - DFI Recap
4:45 - Talking about Tornado Cash
7:24 - Chainlink Keepers Explained
10:32 - Messari Working with The Graph
13:14 - Lido Finance and Solana
15:07 - Uniswap and Defi Incentives
18:19 - Maker Moving into ETH
20:30 - Optimistic Aave
21:02 - Deep Dive on Synthetix
22:45 - Outro

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A crypto enthusiast living in Taiwan. Been a miner for a long time but recent convert to Defi.

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