DKU First Cloud Field Trip Co-host by Liquity CEO Robert Lauko and Prof. Luyao Zhang at her Intermediate Macroeconomics Lecture Series, Duke Kunshan University, Special Guest: Prof. Yulin Liu
Robert Lauko is the founder and CEO of Liquity. Holding a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Zurich, Robert served as a law clerk at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court and in various other legal roles, before turning into a Blockchain researcher. In Summer 2017, Robert became the DFINITY Foundation’s first employee in Switzerland. After working on many layers of their Internet Computer project, including consensus algorithms and incentive mechanism design, Robert decided to revolutionize decentralized borrowing and founded Liquity.
Running on Ethereum, Liquity offers interest-free loans by issuing its own USD-pegged stablecoin LUSD against ETH used as collateral. Thanks to a novel liquidation mechanism, the loans only need to maintain a minimum collateralization ratio 110%. Price stability does not rely on variable interest rates or human intervention, but is achieved through a redemption mechanism coupled with algorithmically adjusted redemption and loan issuance fees. The protocol incentivizes front end operators and early adopters that drive growth while contributing to system stability.
Notes: On Apr. 3, 2021, 4 months after the cloud field trip, Liquity goes live on Ethereum Mainnet: https://medium.com/liquity/liquity-goes-live-on-ethereum-mainnet-203d295d2fc6, As of May 11, 2022, the total value lock on Liquity is $1.097B. The contract address of Liquity is: 0x49e833337ece7afe375e44f4e3e8481029218e5c.
Liquity DeFi Pulse: https://www.defipulse.com/projects/liquity
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Note: unfortunately, this event was not recorded due to unexpected technique failure.
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