Nexus Mutual: The Missing Pillar in DeFi - Hugh Karp, Ep. 113
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Hugh Karp (@HughKarp), founder of Nexus Mutual, the largest project that provides insurance-like coverage for DeFi users, hops on Blockcrunch to answer your questions. We discuss:

  • How does Nexus' token model work?
  • Nexus' approach to pricing smart contract risk
  • Why does Nexus have KYC? Will this stay?
  • How can Nexus plug into other DeFi projects?
  • What are the major developments for Nexus next 12 months?

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.

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Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission

Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34

Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

   
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Tom Shaughnessy
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Epicenter Media Ltd.
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