David Hoffman: Eth Is Money? [video]


In this episode we are joined by David Hoffman, Chief of Operations at RealT, a company which tokenizes realestate assets into security tokens. He is also well known for numerous pieces he has written on Ethereum and DeFi and is co-host of the POV Crypto podcast. Hear us as we talk about his writings, how tokenizing real estate assets works, Bitcoin on Ethereum, the feedback loop problem and effects of the USD in DeFi, and a debate on whether Ether is an asset.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • What RealT is and how tokenizing real estate assets works
  • Using the Uniswap protocol for trading
  • The thesis behind David’s “Defining Ether as an Asset” post
  • The crypto-economics economics of Bitcoin on Ethereum (tBTC, wBTC)
  • The feedback loop problem in DeFi
  • The effects of the USD price on volatility in DeFi
  • The argument that Ether is a ”triple-point asset”
  • The utility value of Ethereum
  • Rebutting the argument the Ethereum will eat all of the world’s value

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This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture & Sunny Aggarwal. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/332