Around The Block | Episode 1
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Around the Block!
Episode One features Stani Kulechov, the Founder of Aave, one of DeFi’s most successful projects to date. Aave is an open-source and non-custodial liquidity protocol for earning interest on deposits and borrowing assets.
In this interview, Lea Thompson (aka @Girl Gone Crypto) and Stani covered a lot of ground:
- How Stani’s made the jump into the crypto space
- The shift from Ethlend to Aave
- How to find great team members/identifying peoples “super powers”
- How to bridge the crypto knowledge gap for family/friends
- Staying level-headed in the crypto realm
- Aave V2
2:50 – Start
3:11 – Stani Before Crypto/What Lead Stani Into Crypto Space
4:07 – First Learned About Crypto?
5:38 – Stani’s Transition Into Going Full-Time Crypto
7:04 – What Stani likes about Startup Culture
9:00 – Transition from Ethlend to Aave
10:47 – Inspiration Behind Building Aave
12:10 – How to find good team members
14:05 – Identifying Peoples Superpowers
15:40 – Hardest Parts About Building Aave
17:45 – Staying Level Headed in Crypto Space
19:47 – How to Bridge the Crypto Knowledge Gap for Family/Friends
21:56 – Aavegotchi
24:20 – Aave v2
27:02 – If he could change one thing about the Crypto industry, what would it be?