Injective Labs (Eric Chen) hosts a talk with major players in the layer one space such as Avalanche (Emin Gun Sirer), Oasis Labs (Dawn Song), and Near Protocol (Illia Polosukhin). The discussion delves into layer one structures, the current state of DeFi, ETH 2.0, protocol scaling, sharding, and privacy.

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Injective Protocol

Injective is a universal Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocol for cross-chain derivatives trading across a plethora of financial products such as perpetual swaps, futures, and spot trading. The Injective Chain is implemented as a Cosmos SDK module, built with Ethermint (EVM on Tendermint). It utilizes a Tendermint-based Proof-of-Stake to facilitate cross-chain derivatives trading across Cosmos, Ethereum, and many other layer-1 protocols. Injective is backed by Binance, Pantera, and a number of leading funds.


Avalanche is an open-source platform for launching decentralized finance applications and enterprise blockchain deployments in one interoperable, highly scalable ecosystem. Developers who build on Avalanche can easily create powerful, reliable, and secure applications and custom blockchain networks with complex rulesets or build on existing private or public subnets. Avalanche is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, among many others. The team is led by award-winning Cornell CS Professor Emin Gun Sirer who is known for his contributions to peer-to-peer systems, operating systems, and computer networking.

Oasis Labs

Oasis Labs is delivering a cloud computing platform on blockchain built for superior privacy, security, and performance. Oasis’s integrated hardware-software technologies aim to enable computationally-intensive processes, like artificial intelligence, for the first time on a blockchain. Oasis Labs is led by a team of academic and entrepreneurial leaders. Founded in 2018 by Dawn Song, an award-winning professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Oasis Labs is backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, Binance, and many others. Near Protocol Near is a decentralized development platform built on top of the NEAR Protocol, which is a public, sharded, developer-friendly, proof-of-stake blockchain. Near is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Pantera, Milticoin, Coinbase Ventures, and many others.

About Injective

Injective is the first cross-chain protocol built for decentralized finance applications. On the Injective exchange, anyone can access, create, and trade unlimited DeFi markets such as futures and perpetuals. Developers can also build cross-chain Ethereum-compatible projects that are lightning fast and achieve instant transaction finality. Injective is backed by a prominent group of stakeholders including Binance, Pantera Capital and Mark Cuban.

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