In this episode of The Smart Economy Podcast, host Dylan Grabowski is joined by Caspar Sauter, the Co-founder of Quantena and D8X Exchange, a perpetual futures decentralized exchange.

Join them as they:

  • Explore D8X’s mission and the importance of building decentralized financial machines
  • Discuss why D8X chose to focus on perpetual futures
  • Delve into how D8X is building white-label solutions for banks and financial institutions
  • Shine a light on the importance of cross-chain liquidity
  • Unpack the lessons learned from being live on two chains
  • Dive into the importance of privacy and oracle solutions in the DeFi space
  • Examine the impact of Bitcoin halving
  • Review the role of institutions in the crypto space
  • And much more!

Caspar Sauter is a seasoned expert in the field of quantitative economics with significant experience in the financial sector. Before co-founding D8X, a decentralized exchange focusing on perpetual futures, Caspar worked extensively at a large financial institution where he honed his skills in quantitative analysis and financial modeling. His academic background is equally impressive, marked by a PhD that explored the intersection of economics, political science, and social sciences, with a particular focus on the global distribution of emissions and economic activities. Caspar’s transition from academia and traditional finance to the forefront of DeFi showcases his commitment to leveraging technology to create more transparent and fair financial systems. His work at D8X is particularly innovative, demonstrating his strategic vision of merging traditional financial mechanisms with the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology.

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